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62 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC
AR Drachm (19mm, 2.42 g)
Ithyphallic satyr running right, carrying off protesting nymph
Quadripartite incuse square
Le Rider, Thasiennes 3; SNG Copenhagen 1016; HGC 6, 332
Ardatirion
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51 viewsIslands of Thrace, Thasos
411-350BC, Trihemiobol. Obv. Kneeling Satyr with cup, Rev.ΘAΣ / IΩN - Amphora
Seaby 1755 , BMC. 3. 53-56
Lee S
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19 viewsThasos, Island off Thrace. C.500-480BC. AR8mm. 0.4grm. Obv. Dolphin swimming with pellet above and below. Rev. Quad incuse square.Lee S
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
36 mm, 16,5 g.
SNG Cop 1149
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SOLD Thasos Dionysus Imitative Tetradrachm after 148 BC SOLD13 viewsSOLD Obverse - Dionysus with flowers in his hair and head band.
32.15mm 16.67gm
Reverse- Herekles naked with chlamys cloak & club
M in left field
HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN,
SOLD

cicerokid
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An Issue of the Celts in the area of the Lower Danube, AR Tetradrachm9 views2nd - 1st centuries BC
This coin is to be a representation of a tetradrachm issued in Thasos c. 150 BC
15.24 grams
Obv. is a representation of a young Dionysos facing right
Rev. is a representation of a naked Herakles stg, l. the "dots" to either side and below Hercules represents the Greek legend on the Thasos coin that this issue was intending to pass as.
Sear #1759
Purchased on eBay
Richard M10
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Ancient Greek / Island of THASOS / Tetradrachm ( After 148 BC )103 viewsObverse : Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead.
Reverse : HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding club, lion's skin over left arm; monogram in field to left.

Reference: Sear 1759; B.M.C. 3.67-78

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
11 commentsSam
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AR Drachm of Thasos 510-490 BC35 viewsOBVERSE: Satyr running right carrying off a protesting nymph
REVERSE: An incuse square with bar pattern

Thasos was blessed with silver mines and some of the finest wineries in the Mediterranean. They also knew how to have fun as this popular series of coins demonstrates. Actually it is not entirely certain that these coins were minted in Thasos since there is no inscription but it seems a very good guess. It is impossible to imagine anyone producing a coin like this today. The Greeks had an earthy sense of humor. The design of the coin is like a pinwheel of arms and legs which is based on the triskeles motif but here is used to create a whole picture. This coin has a very deep strike and the expressions on the faces of the nymph and satyr suggest she isn't protesting too much and the whole thing isn't to be taken too seriously.

Sear 1358, wt 3.82 gm, diam 17 mm
daverino
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AR Tetradrachm of Thasos, Roman imitative 148 -80 BC40 viewsOBV: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy leaves
REV :HPAKLEOYS SUTHPOS THASIUN (Hercules, Saviour of the Thasians); nude Heracles standing left holding club and lionskin; MH monogram to left
SNG Cop 1040, Dewing 1344, BMC 74 (Ref. Wildwinds)
These tet's were minted on Thasos off the coast of Thrace, and became an important international medium of exchange after Rome closed the Macedonian mints. The obverse celebrates the wine for which Thasos was renowned and the reverse may refer to a temple of Heracles. The type was widely copied among the Thracian tribes (imitatives) and the Celts (barbaric types).
According to Dr. Prokopov this coin is probably a Roman imitative, struck by Roman authorities between 148 and 80 BC, hence the fine classical style. The weight is right for the Rhodian standard. Holed and plugged.

Diameter ~30 mm, wt. 13.7 gm
daverino
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Celtic Imitation of Thasos AR Tetradrachm52 viewsObv: Wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ/ ΣΩTHPOΣ/ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club and lion's skin
Weight: 16.80g
Notes: I believe this to be a Celtic imitation, rather than a Greek original, due to a slightly slightly degraded style of both the obverse and the reverse.
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative of Thasos, 1st Century B.C. Silver tetradrachm16 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Thasos, 1st Century B.C. Silver tetradrachm, SGCV I 215, ICG F15, obverse head of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy and grapes; reverse “ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ”, Hercules, nude, standing half left, resting right on grounded club, lion's skin on left arm, HM monogram inner left; Imitates an issue of Thasos, Thrace under Roman rule, 146 - 45 B.C. This example is close to the original. Some of the Celtic imitations are so abstract that they hardly resemble the original type from Thasos. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Danube Region, Celtic, Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC130 viewsCeltic, Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm. 33mm 16.47g
O: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
R: HPAKLEOYE EWTHPOE THAEIWN, nude Herakles standing left with club & lion skin; M to left.
5 commentscasata137ec
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Danubian Celts, Carpathian Region33 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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Dionysos on Maroneian AR Tetradrachm177 viewsLate 2nd-mid 1st centuries B.C. AR Tetradrachm, 16.18g, 31mm, 12h. Schonert-Geiss-1150 (V51/R158); SNG Copenhagen-; Dewing-1296 (same as obverse die). Obverse wreathed head of young Dionysos right. Reverse Dionysos standing half left, holding grapes and narthex stalks; monogram to inner left & right. Near EF, toned, minor die wear on reverse.

Ex CNG 88 (14 Sept. 2011) lot 52. Ex CNG e-Auction 286 lot 22.

Maroneia, together with Thasos and other Thracian poleis, was famous for its excellent wine in the ancient world. Therefore, it is no wonder that that the god of wine Dionysos is so prominent on their coins.
2 commentsJason T
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Dionysus * Dionysus, Maroneia * Thrace * AR Tetradrachm * After 148 BC152 views
Dionysus / Front & Back, AR Tetradrachm, Maroneia

Obverse: Beautiful head of Dionysos* wreathed in ivy, right.
Reverse: Nude Dionysus standing left, holding cluster of grapes in right hand, and two narthex wands in his left hand; DIONYSO[Y] to his right; two monograms, one each to the left & the right; [T]WTHPOS, to the left (with test cut through the first letter)

Exe: MARWNIT[WN]
Weight: 16.0 grams
Size: 33 mm.

Sear Greek Coins and their Values:
Vol. 1, p.163, 1635

“After 148 BC (following the defeat of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman Province, the output of the great silver mines was sent to the Thracian mints of Maroneia and Thasos for conversion to coin)

B.M.C. 3, 48-63
These issues were imitated by the Danubian Celts of the interior.”
~ D. Sear, Ibid.

* Olympian

2 commentsTiathena
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Dionysus | Herakles * Thasos, Thrace - AR Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.98 views
Dionysus | Herakles - Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Dionysus wreathed in ivy, right-facing, long free-coils of hair falling upon shoulder.
Rev: Herakles, nude, standing facing, head left, holding olive-branch club at rest, draped in lion's skin, left hand resting on hip. M Monogram between right knee and club: HPAKΛEOYΣ, down-vertical in right field - ΘAΣIΩN, horizontal below - ΣΩTHPOΣ, down-vertical in left field.

Exergue: ΘAΣIΩN

Mint: Thasos
Struck: post 148 BC.

Size: 33.62 mm.
Weight: 16.91 grm.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Beautiful overall. Well centered, nicely struck. Bright, clear and lustrous silver, superb devices and legends. Subtle, but distinctive toning.

Refs:*
Sear, GCV, 1759.
2 commentsTiathena
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)42 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
Nathan P
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EB0020 Satyr / Amphora5 viewsThasos, Thrace, AR Obol, 450-425 BC.
Obverse: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos.
Reverse: ΘAΣIΩN, Amphora.
References: BMC 53, Grose McClean 4217.
Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 0.762g.
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EB0021 Dionysos / Herakles6 viewsThasos, Thrace, Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: HΡAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTH ΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.
References: BMC 74; Sear Greek 1759.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.833g.
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Greece, Thasos - agora171 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Greece, Thasos - theatre181 viewsphoto was taken in 2000
now theatre is reconstructed :-(
Johny SYSEL
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GREEK, ISLANDS of THRACE / Thasos145 viewsCirca 500-480 BC. AR Stater (19mm, about 8.14 g). Satyr running right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2; SNG Copenhagen 1009; HGC 6, 331. VF, toned, minor roughness.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
3 commentsSam
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GREEK, Thasos33 viewsThasos
AR Trihemiobol
Condition: VF/VF
Weight: 1,08 g
Size: 10 mm
Obv: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos.
Rev: OAE / ION either side of amphora; all within incuse square.
Ref: Sear 1755, BMC 3.53,-6
Jorge C
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GREEK, Thasos - Satyr - Trihemiobol24 viewsSilver trihemiobol, SNG Cop 1029, VF, 0.845g, 11.6mm, 45o, Thasos mint, obverse satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos in right, left on hip; reverse "QAS-IWN", amphora; crystallization;

Ex FORVM
Sylvianus
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Greek, Thasos Tetradrachm43 viewsNervousRex
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GREEK, Thasos, AR Drachm, 430-390 BC147 viewsIsland of Thasos, cca. 430-390 B.C., AR Drachm
Obverse: Satyr abducting nymph
Reverse: Incuse square in dotted svastika pattern
3 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Thasos, AR tetradrachm188 views5 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Thasos, AR trihemiobol146 views3 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Thasos, c.411 - 350 BC. Silver Trihemiobol 145 viewsThasos, c.411 - 350 BC. Silver Trihemiobol. Satyr running rt. / Amphoraon,either side,ΘΑΣ on left, ΙΩΝ on right. 12mm in diameter,even you can see Satyr's collarbone~

1 commentsXLi
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GREEK, Thasos, stater34 viewsEstatera de plata
510 - 490 a.C.
ANV: Satiro raptando una ninfa
REV: Cuadro incuso dividido en 4 partes
SE-1357
1 commentsPedro Jose D
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GREEK, Thasos, Tetradrachm188 viewsThasos: After 148BC
A: Dionysos. R: Herakles standing.

A pleasant example of a finer style. Multiple scratches and clear signs of circulation keeps it from the top dollar prize tag. Slight wave in the flan - a result of a broken reverse die. Die crack visible from A in the inscription to your right and to Herakles' upper arm to your left.

D=34 x 35.5 mm. W=16.75 grams. Dies at 12 o'clock.
4 commentsKjetilK
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Greek, Thasos, Tetradrachm57 viewsThasos After 148 BC.
AR Tetradrachm.
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy /
HRAKLEOUS SWTH ROS QASIWN,
Herakles standing left, with club and lion's skin
1 commentsanthivs
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm408 views(168/7-148 BC)
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
Rev.: Herakles standing left, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; M to inner left.
Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1039.
6 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetrdrachm103 viewsThasos Tetradrachm - (31x28mm) 16.5gm, Bust of Dionysos R, in the Fine Style Rev, Hercules w/ Lion Skin & Club, Legend. Circa 148BC. I love the oval flan as it gives a "portrait" style look. Woody HarterForrest H
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos, AR stater circa 500-480 BC 21mm 9.11 g68 viewsSatyr advancing facing right,carrying off protesting nymph.Rev Quadripartite incuse square.
Le Rider Thasiennes 2,HPM PL.X,3-5,HGC 6.331,SNG ASH 3643-50,SNG COP 1009,Asyut 104.
ex The New York sale Auc 32,lot 105 1-8-14
Grant H
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Insulae Thraciae, Thasos Trihemiobol, Ende 6.-Anfang 5. Jh.28 viewsVs: Satyr kniet n.r. (im Knielaufschema).
Rs: Windmühlenförmig geteiltes Quadratum incusum.
0,8 gr 11 mm
Rosen Coll. 145; SNG Delepierre 818
Antonivs Protti
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Insulae Thraciae, Thasos Trihemiobol, um 350-34024 viewsVs: Satyr kniet mit Kantharos n.l. (im Knielaufschema).
Rs. QAS-IWN Amphora.
0,8 gr 11,5 mm, SNG Cop. 1030 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Insulae Thraciae, Thasos Trihemiobol, um 350-34031 viewsVs: Satyr kniet mit Kantharos n.l. (im Knielaufschema).
Rs. QAS-IWN Amphora.
0,7 gr 12 mm
SNG Cop. 1030 lost
Antonivs Protti
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ISLAND OFF THRACE THASOS AR Trihemiobol, SNGCop 1030, Satyr17 viewsOBV: Satyr running left, holding kylix
REV: ΘΑΣ − ΙΩΝ Amphora
0,7 g, 12 mm

Minted at Thasos, 411-350 BC
Legatus
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ISLAND OFF THRACE. Thasos62 viewsCirca 480-463 B.C. AR Stater (21mm, 8.80gm). Le Rider, Thassienes 5; HPM pl. X, 12; HGC 6, 331; SNG Copenhagen 1010-2. Obverse: Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph. Reverse: quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned.

Ex CNG

The motif of the satyr abducting a maenad appears on several northern Greek coins. In the case of Thasos, an island just off the coast of Thrace in northern Greece, this Dionysiac motif serves to promote the island's famous wine. Satyrs belong to the retinue of Dionysos, the god of wine. They are only interested in drinking wine and having sex, usually with the maenads, the female followers of Dionysos. Satyrs are commonly represented as half-man, half-horse or goat, often with a horse tail and pointy horse ears. On the obverse of this coin, however, the satyr has mostly human traits, except for his goat legs. In addition, his bestial nature is made clear by means of his nudity (which visibly contrasts with the maenad's modest chiton), his obvious sexual arousal, and the fact that he is trying to abduct a maenad against her will, as evidenced by raising her right arm in protest (and about to slap her abductor!). The overtly sexual displays seen on many early Greek coins can be disconcerting to the modern eye, viewing them through the lens of centuries of Christian fulminations against ‘paganism’ and its erotic excesses. These scenes are at their most graphic in northern Greece, for example, on the archaic coins of Lete and the island of Thasos, showing the interplay of nymphs and satyrs. The towns and tribes of this region were only newly introduced to the ‘civilizing’ influences of the south, and were still close to their roots in farming and herding cultures. Their gods were not the Olympian super beings, but the spirits of nature, and the emphasis was on celebrating the fecundity of fields and flocks. Thasos gained its enormous wealth by virtue of its local silver mines as well as mines it controlled on the Thracian mainland opposite the island city-state. According to Herodotos (VI, 46), the city derived 200-300 talents annually from her exploitation of this mineral wealth. Such source of the sought-after white metal attracted foreign interest on the mines. The famous of these was when Athens attacked Thasos, ironically one of its members in the Delian League, in 465 B.C. with a single purpose in taking control of these mines. Additionally, Thasos gained much material wealth as a producer and exporter of high quality wines, which was tightly regulated by the government, and it was perhaps due to this trade in wine that her coinage spread throughout the Aegean making it a widely recognized and accepted coinage in distant lands.

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Islands of Thrace Thasos AR Stater circa 520-510 BC 20 mm 9.94 g27 viewsNude ithyphallic Satyr kneeling and grasping struggling Nymph in arms.Rev incuse square with a swastika like pattern.
Scare first archic issue characterized by a thick lumpy flan.
Grant H
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Islands of Thrace Thasos AR Tritemorion circa 411-350 BC 8.63 mm 0.44g36 viewsHead of bald and horned Satyr right with wavy beard.Rev two dolphins swimming left and right one above the other all within incuse square.Grant H
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Islands of Thrace Thasos circa 412-404 BC AR Trihemiobol 10 mm 0.86 g 10h35 viewsSatyr kneeling left ,holding kylix.Rev amphora within incuse square.Grant H
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Islands of Thrace Thasos circa 500- 463 BC AR Diobol 6 mm 1.10 g24 viewsSatyr running right.Rev quadripartite square.Grant H
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.45 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 6 commentsMark R1
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos8 viewsThasos AR Tetradrachm
30 mm
SNG Cop 1149
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Islands off Thrace, Thasos, AR Trihemiobol c. 411- 350 B.C.14 viewsIslands off Thrace, Thasos, AR Trihemiobol, struck c. 411- 350 B.C.
12mm (0.61 grams)
Obv: Satyr running right, holding kylix.
Rev: ΘAΣ IΩN, amphora.
Ref: SNG Cop. 1030, Le Rider Pl. II No. 26.
mjabrial
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Islands off Thrace, Thasos, ca. 412-404 BC, AR Drachm 38 viewsJolly Satyr carrying a nymph, striding forward in anticipation.
Granulated quadripartite incuse square.

Le Rider, Thasiennes 8; HGC 6, 336; SNG Cop 1018; Dewing 1325; BMC 35; Pozzi 2382; SNG Lockett 1223.

(14 mm, 3.5 g)
Harlan J. Berk.

Of exceptional late style.
2 commentsn.igma
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After 148 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.54 gm).28 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. After 148 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Herakles standing left, holding club and lion's skin; monogram before. Le Rider, Thasos 51; SNG Copenhagen 1040. Alexios
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ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. AR Trihemiobol 29 views11 mm , 0,8 g
Silenos kneeling left, holding kylix / Amphora.
Le Rider, Thasiennes, 27; SNG Copenhagen 1029-30; HGC 6, 351.
Antonivs Protti
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ISLANDS OFF THRACE. Thasos. 7 viewsBillon stater.
Circa 550-463 B.C.
Naked ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off struggling nymph who raises her arm in protest
Quadripartite incuse square.
SGC 1357 var. Le Rider 5. SNG Cop 1010-2
JBGood
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Macedonia, Amphipolis227 viewsAmphipolis was an ancient city of Macedonia, on the east bank of the river Strymon, where it emerges from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 m. from the sea.

Originally a Thracian town, known as Ennea Odoi ("Nine Roads"), it was colonized by Athenians with other Greeks under Hagnon in 437 BC, previous attempts--in 497, 476 (Schol. Aesch. De fals. leg. 31) and 465--having been unsuccessful.

In 424 BC it surrendered to the Spartan Brasidas without resistance, owing to the gross negligence of the historian Thucydides, who was with the fleet at Thasos. In 422 BC Cleon led an unsuccessful expedition to recover it, in which both he and Brasidas were slain (see Battle of Amphipolis).

The importance of Amphipolis in ancient times was due to the fact that it commanded the bridge over the Strymon, and consequently the route from northern Greece to the Hellespont; it was important also as a depot for the gold and silver mines of the district, and for timber, which was largely used in shipbuilding. This importance is shown by the fact that, in the peace of Nicias (421 BC), its restoration to Athens is made the subject of a special provision, and that about 417, this provision not having been observed, at least one expedition was made by Nicias with a view to its recovery.

Philip of Macedon made a special point of occupying it (357), and under the early empire it became the headquarters of the Roman propraetor, though it was recognized as independent. Many inscriptions, coins, etc., have been found here, and traces of the ancient fortifications and of a Roman aqueduct are visible.

Alexander III, 336-323 BC, Silver Tetradrachm, Price-113, struck 323-320BC at Amphipolis, 17.12 grams, 25.3 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion skin headdress
Rev: Zeus enthroned with sceptre and eagle, parallel legs, Macedonian helmet in left field

Well centered and struck with a full EF reverse. Attractive lifetime issue of Alexander III 'The Great'. G5
2 commentsecoli
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Obol with Satyr, Thrace, Thasos27 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling l., holding kantharos.
Rx: Amphora.
450-425 BC
Gross-4217, BM-53.
.85 gm 11mm
wileyc
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Roman Macedonia63 viewsObv: Head of Dionysos wreathed in ivy and grapes, with a band across his forehead, facing right.

Rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, MH in monogram inner field.

Silver Tetradrachm, Thasos mint, c. 148 - 80 BC

16.63 grams, 32.1 mm, 0°

GCV 1759, SNG Copenhagen 1040 ff

Ex: FORVM
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Roman Macedonian Tetradrachm49 viewsA Roman Macedonian Tetradrachm, minted at a Roman provincial or military mint between 148-80 BC. 30.4 mm, 16.667 g.

Obverse: head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia and wreathed in ivy and grapes

Reverse: HRAKLEOUS SWTHROS QASIWN, Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion's skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left on hip, MH monogram inner left

Attribution: Prokopov Thasos, group XIX, monogram 6, 1802 (O GB2 / R 1422); SNG Cop 1040 ff.
2 commentschuy1530
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Thasos38 viewsThasos, Thracian Islands
Tetradrachm ,After 148 b.c
Obverse:Head of Dionysos wreathed ivy and band accross forehead
Reverse:Herakles naked holding club;ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ;monogram in left field

32.74 mm 16.51gm

SEAR 1759
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Thasos25 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. AR 1/8 Stater – Diobol (10mm, 1.06 g). Satyr running right / Quadripartite incuse squareAndreas G
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Thasos29 viewsBronze AE 20

Obverse: Head of Dionysos crowned with ivy right
Reverse: Dionysos standing left holding grapes in right and cloak and two narthex canes in left,
(M)APΩNITΩN to right
Moushov 3942var.
1 commentsDino
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Thasos39 viewsBronze AE 22

Obverse: Head of Dionysos crowned with ivy right
Reverse: Dionysos standing left holding grapes in right and cloak and two narthex canes in left,
MAPΩNITΩN to right
Moushov 3942
1 commentsDino
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Thasos 7 viewsThasos AR Drachm, circa 500 BC Copenhagen 1014-16, 3.73gm.Ancient Aussie
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Thasos - AR hemiobol5 viewsc. 463-411 BC
dolphin left
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quadripartite incuse square
Le Rider 10; SNG Cop -; BMC 23 var (no pellets)
ex Solidus
Johny SYSEL
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Thasos - AR trihemiobol6 viewsc. 411-350
Satyr holding kantharos, kneeling left; grasshopper left
amphora
ΘAΣ_IΩN
Vgl. Lanz: Auktion 82 (24.11.1997) Nr. 110; Auction 114 (26.05.2003) Nr. 80
0,73g
Johny SYSEL
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Thasos - AR tritartemorion12 views411-404 BC
head of Satyr left
dolphins - upper left, lower right
ΘAΣI
SNG Cop 1033-1034; Le Rider 12; HGC 340; Beoetia p. 52. Traité III, 347. BCD Boiotia 280
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Thasos - tetradrachm88 viewsThasos, island off Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, Dewing 1344, BMC 74, 16.26g; after 148 B.C.; obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; reverse: HPAKLEOYS SWTHPOS QASIWN, Herakles, naked, standing left leaning on a club & holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.3 commentsPriscian
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Thasos - Thrace25 viewsThasos, Thrace, AR tetradrachm (31 mm, 16.82 g) minted after 148 BC. Obverse: head of Dionysos right wearing ivy wreath and diadem. Reverse: HPAKΛEOYΣ - ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing left holding club and lion's skin, monogram in inner left field.Jan
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Thasos AR Drachm38 viewsThasos AR Drachm 525 - 463 b.c
6g, 20mm, 12h.
O:Naked ithyphallic satyr in kneeling running attitude right carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who raises her right hand in protest
R: Quadripartite incuse square
Ref: SNG COP 1014
2 commentsAndrew B2
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Thasos AR Stater68 viewsObv: Satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.
Mint: Thasos, Thrace
Year: Circa 550-450 BC
oa
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THASOS AR Stater1 viewsOBVERSE: Naked ithyphallic satyr carrying off a nymph who raises her arm in protest
REVERSE: Quadripartite incluse Square
Struck at Thasos, 525-463 BC
8.69g, 21mm
SNGCop 1008
Legatus
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Thasos AR Tetradrachm93 viewsObv: Wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ/ ΣΩTHPOΣ/ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club and lion's skin.
1 commentsoa
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Thasos AR Trihemiobol80 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling left, carrying kantharos.
Rev: ΘAΣ / IΩN - Amphora.
Ref: SNG Cop 177
Weight: 0.89g
Year: 411-350 BC
2 commentsoa
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Thasos diobol45 viewsca. 5th century BC
11mm, 0.96g
obv: satyr in Knielauf right
rev: quadripartite incuse square
areich
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Thasos imitative - AR tetradrachm28 viewslower Dunabe region
120-10 BC
head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
nude Heracles left holding club, lion skin over shoulder
HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ
M
ΘAΣIΩN
Prokopov, Silberprägung group XII; cf. SNG Copenhagen 1046.
16,14g
Johny SYSEL
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Thasos imitative - AR tetradrachm14 viewslower Dunabe region
120-10 BC
head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
nude Heracles facing holding club, lion skin over shoulder
illegible lugend (HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN)
Dembski 1524-1525; OTA Class IV.
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Thasos obol, satyr / dolphins38 viewsca. 400-350 BC
8mm, 0.38g
obv: bearded head of satyr right
rev: ΘA, two dolphins
areich
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Thasos stater75 viewsca. 500 BC
22 mm, 9.52 g
obv: satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph
rev: quadripartite incuse
2 commentsareich
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Thasos stater115 viewsObv. Anepigraphic. Archaic-style ithyphallic Silenos running r., carrying protesting nymph. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. No symbols or monograms. Struck c. 525-463 BC. HGC 6, 331Auer
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Thasos tetradrachm imitation, Eastern Celts25 views2nd - 1st cent.
31 mm, 15.91 g
obv: head of Dionysos wearing ivy wreath right
rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion skin

(Göbl OTA cf. Pl. 46, 2)
ex Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland GmbH, Auctions #3 (1998), Lot 293 and #38, Lot 234 (05.06.2013)
1 commentsareich
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THASOS THRACE AR Drachm Sear 1748, Satyr14 viewsOBV: Naked satyr running right carrying struggling nymph
REV: Quadripartite incluse square
3.40g, 15.9mm

Minted at Thasos, 463-411 BC
Legatus
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Thasos trihemiobol41 viewsThasos,340-300BC
Satyr holding kantharos
MrCardon
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Thasos trihemiobol, Satyr/ Kantharos43 views12mm, 8.84g
obv: naked satyr left, holding kantharos
rev: ΘAΣIΩN; amphora
areich
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Thasos, 411-350 B.C. Obol. Two dolphins46 viewsThracian Islands, Thasos, 411-350 B.C. Obol. AR. Obs: Head of Satyr right. Rev: ΘΑΣ. Two dolphins. SNG. Cop. 1033.Podiceps
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Thasos, c.411 - 350 BC. Silver Trihemiobol185 viewsThasos, c.411 - 350 BC. Silver Trihemiobol. Satyr running rt. / Amphoraon,either side,ΘΑΣ on left, ΙΩΝ on right. 12mm in diameter,even you can see Satyr's collarbone~~4 commentsXLi
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 33 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
5 commentsRobin Ayers
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Thasos, islands off Thrace. AR drachm4.6gm23 viewsSNG COP 1014-6 / 500-463 BC
obv: sater adv.r. carrying nymph
rev: quadripartite incuse square
hill132
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Thasos, Satyr Ravishing Nymph, c. Late 6th Century B.C.29 viewsThasos, Satyr Ravishing Nymph, c. Late 6th Century B.C.
Silver Stater 22mm (8.5 grams)
Obv: Satyr ravishing a Nymph. The nymph raises her hand in protest.
Rev: "Mill Sail" incuse punch.
Fine plus, lightly toned.
1 commentsmjabrial
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Thasos, Thrace52 views510-480 B.C.
Silver Diobol
1.16 gm, 10.7 mm
Obv.: Nude ithyphallic bearded satyr running right
Rev.: Quadriartite incuse square
BMC Macedonia p. 80, 30 ff.;
Le Rider Thasiennes 4;
[SNG Copenhagen 191 ff.]

Ex-Forum GA68540
1 commentsJaimelai
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Thasos, Thrace129 viewsafter 148 BC
AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.86g)
O: Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed in ivy and flowers.
R: Herakles standing nude left, holding club and lion's skin; ΣΩTHPOΣ left, HPAKΛOYΣ right, ΘAΣIΩN in ex.
SNG Cop 1040; Sear 1759

Inhabited since prehistoric times, the island of Thasos is said to be the mythological home of the Sirens.
Phoenician traders occupied Thasos by the late ninth century BC, drawn by her prolific gold mines. A hundred years later Greek colonists from Paros settled on the island and prospered from Thasos’ gold and marble production, as well as her fertile vineyards. Thasian wine was renowned throughout the Mediterranean, for which they honored Dionysus on their coinage.
A brush with the Persian army under King Darius at the beginning of the fifth century caused Thasos to increase her production of war ships, and after the defeat of Xerxes in 480 BC Thasos joined the Delian League. However a dispute with Athens over mining interests on the Thracian mainland led Thasos to revolt in 465 BC, only to submit after the Athenians destroyed her ships and razed the city walls.
The island was occupied by Sparta from 404 until 393 BC, when Thasos fell to Athens, who eventually granted her independence. Thasos then came under the control of Phillip II of Macedonia around 340 BC, who immediately seized the gold mines. Thasos remained a part of the Macedonian Empire until falling under Roman rule in 197 BC.
4 commentsEnodia
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Thasos, Thrace42 views411-404 B.C.
Silver Tritartemorion
0.45 gm, 9 mm
Obv.: Head of bald and bearded satyr right
Rev.: Two dolphins swimming, left and right, one above the other; all within incuse square, Θ-A-Σ-I
Le Rider, Thasos 12; BMC Thrace pg. 221, 60; Sear 1756; [SNG Copenhagen 1033]
2 commentsJaimelai
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Thasos, Thrace19 views525-463 B.C.
Silver Stater
7.75 gm, 23 mm
Obv.: Nude ithyphallic satyr advancing right carrying off protesting nymph, her right hand raised
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square

Le Rider Thasiennes 5;
HGC 6, 331;
Sear 1746;
BMC Thrace p. 218, 24;
[SNG Copenhagen 1009-11]
Jaimelai
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Thasos, Thrace14 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling left, on left knee, nude but for cloak tied at waist and flying behind, cantharus in right hand, grasshopper control symbol lower left.

Rev: ΘAΣ−IΩN, amphora within incuse square.

Silver Trihemiobol; Thasos mint; c. 411 - 355 B.C.

0.824 grams, 11.4mm, 270°

GCV 1755, BMC Thrace p. 221, 57 var. (control: barley kernel), SNG Cop 1032 var. (same)

Ex: FORVM
Matt Inglima
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Thasos, Thrace9 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 480-463 BC. AR Stater. Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Copenhagen 1010-1; HGC 6, 334.ecoli
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Thasos, Thrace Tetradrachm55 viewsHead of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, head left, right hand resting on club, lion skin in left
Monogram in left field

34mm, 16.82g
Thasos
c. 148-90/80 BC
SNG Copenhagen 1040

ex-ANE

"Hercules is the savior of the people of Thasos!"
3 commentsJay GT4
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Thasos, Thrace, (146 - 50 B.C.)116 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Young head of Dionysos wearing wreath of leaves and grapes and band across forehead.
R: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Hercules naked standing left holding club, lion skin draped over arm; monogram.
33mm
16.1g
SNG Copenhagen 1040; SG-1759; SNG Ashmolean 3689; Le Rider, Thasos 51
5 commentsMat
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Thasos, Thrace, 146 - 100 B.C.193 viewsSilver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 1040, SGCV I 1759 var, VF, test cuts, Thasos mint, weight 16.934g, maximum diameter 31.0mm, die axis 0o, 146 - 100 B.C.; obverse young head of Dionysos wearing wreath of leaves and grapes and band across forehead; reverse HRALEOUS SWTHROS QASIWN (sic), Hercules naked standing left holding club, lion skin draped over arm, MH monogram in lower left field;

Ex Forum
5 commentsPhiloromaos
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Thasos, Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm, After 149 B.C.16 viewsThasos, Thrace, Silver Tetradrachm, After 149 B.C. Head of Dionysus/Herakles standing left, holding club, 16.93 grams. SG-1759. XFmjabrial
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Thasos, Thrace, Tetradrachm37 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Obv:– Head of a youthful Dionysos to right, wearing elaborate ivy wreath with leaves and berries
Rev:– HRAKLEOVS SWTEROS, Youthful Herakles, nude but for drapery over his shoulder and let arm, standing facing, his head to left, holding a club in his right hand and resting his left at his waist; QASIWN in exergue. MH monogram
Minted in Thasos, Thrace. After 148 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Cop.1040.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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Thasos, Trihemiobol, Dewing 133163 viewsThasos Trihemiobol, struck 411-350 B.C. AR, 12mm 0.75g, Dewing 1331
Obverse: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantaros
Reverse: ΘAΣ / IΩN either side of amphora
(*holed in antiquity)
3 commentscasata137ec
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Thasos,Thrace 2nd-1st Century B.C. AE 20mm 8 viewsThasos,Thrace 2nd-1st Century B.C.

Obv. Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder.

Rev. ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Nude Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, lion's skin tied around neck and falling over his shoulder.
Lee S
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Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR 8, Hemiobol44 viewsThracian Islands, Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR Hemiobol (8mm, ca. 0.3g)
head of nymph left / dolphin left, Q-A. SNG Copenhagen 1035. Ex areich, photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Thasos. Circa 435-411 B.C. AR 8, Obol47 viewsThracian Islands, Thasos. Ca. 435-411 B.C. AR obol.
8mm, 0.5g. Two leaping dolphins / Quadripartite incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 1020. Ex areich, photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Thrace28 views ISLANDS off THRACE. Thasos. Circa 500-463 BC. AR Stater (22mm - 8.87 g). Satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square.Andreas G
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Thrace & Skythia, including Dacia, Moesia, & Paeonia.6 viewsThracian mints: Abdera, Apollonia Pontika, Byzantion, Cherronesos, Koson, Maroneia, Mesembria, Neapolis, Potidaia, Sparadakos, Terone, & Thasos.1 commentsAnaximander
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Thrace - Thasos6 viewsAR 1/8th stater or diobol
500-480 BC
O - Satyr running right
R - Incuse quadripartite square
SNG Cop 191
mauseus
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THRACE, ISLAND OF THASOS, 168/7-148 BC80 viewsTetradrachm, 34.6mm, 16.85g

O. Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath
R. Herakles standing left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; monogram at left; Inscription: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ

Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1046ff

wonderful iridescence throughout
2 commentsAZRobbo
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Thrace, Island of Thasos. 200-1 BC. Ć2045 viewsObv: Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder.
Rev: QASIWN, nude Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, lionskin around neck.
ancientone
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Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (412-404 B.C.), BMC 53var.(with symbol), AR-Trihemiobol, ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora, Rare! #157 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (412-404 B.C.), BMC 53var.(with symbol), AR-Trihemiobol, ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora, Rare! #1
avers: No legend, Nude satyr kneeling left, holding kylix/Amphora, grasshopper as a symbol to left (very rare!).
reverse: ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora/kylix.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,6-11,0mm, weight: 0,82g, axes:3h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: 450-425 B.C.,
ref: BMC 53var., SNG Cop. 1030var.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (450-425 B.C.), BMC 53, AR-Trihemiobol, ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora, #146 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (450-425 B.C.), BMC 53, AR-Trihemiobol, ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora, #1
avers: No legend, Nude satyr kneeling left, holding kylix.
reverse: ΘΑΣ/ΙΩΝ, Amphora.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,3-11,0mm, weight: 0,81g, axes:7h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: 450-425 B.C.,
ref: BMC 53, SNG Cop. 1030,
Q-001
quadrans
Thasos,_Thrace_Teradrachm__BMC-78cf_after-148-BC_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #1128 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #1
avers: No legend, Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
reverse: HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, H to left.
exergue: H/-//--, diameter: mm,weight: g,axes: h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: after 148 B.C.,
ref: BMC-78 cf ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #273 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #2
avers: No legend, Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
reverse: HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, H to left.
exergue: H/-//--,diameter: 31,0mm,weight: 16,65g,axes: 11h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: after 148 B.C.,
ref: BMC-78 cf ,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
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Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #368 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (after 148 B.C.), BMC-78cf, AR-Tetradrachm, Herakles standing left, #3
avers: No legend, Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
reverse: HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, H to left.
exergue: H/-//--, diameter: 30,0-32,0mm, weight: 16,18g,axes: 11h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: after 148 B.C.,
ref: BMC-78 cf ,
Q-003
quadrans
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Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (c. 2nd Century B.C.-1st Century B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 1057ff var., ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Nude Herakles standing right, Rare!99 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (c. 2nd Century B.C.-1st Century B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 1057ff var., ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Nude Herakles standing right, Rare!
avers: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder,
reverse: ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Nude Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, lion's skin tied around the neck and falling over his shoulders, monogram (KMI ?) right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:18,5-19,5 mm, weight:8,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: c. 2nd Century B.C. - 1st Century B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 1057ff var.,
Q-001
quadrans
Thrace,_Islands_of_Thrace,_Thasos_c_500-480_BC_,_AR-Obol,_Two_dolphins,_Quadripartite_incuse_square,_Rosen_146,_Q-001,_0h,_7mm,_0,50g-s.jpg
Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (cc. 500-480 B.C.), Rosen 146, AR-Obol, Quadripartite incuse square, #147 viewsThrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, (cc. 500-480 B.C.), Rosen 146, AR-Obol, Quadripartite incuse square, #1
avers: No legend, Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions, pellets around.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0mm, weight: 0,50g, axes:0h,
mint: Thrace, Islands of Thrace, Thasos, date: cc. 500-480 B.C.,
ref: Rosen 146, Le Rider, Thasiennes, 9, HGC 6, 337.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Thrace, Islands off, Thasos, hemiobol28 viewsca. 412-404 BC
8mm, 0.38 g, 12h
obv: head of satyr right
rev: two dolphins within shallow incuse
(Le Rider, Thasiennes 12; SNG Copenhagen 1033-4; HGC 6, 340)
ex CNG 267, Lot 41
1 commentsareich
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Thrace, Islands off. Thasos. 200-1 BC. Ć 20mm.21 viewsDiademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder / QASIWN, nude Herakles standing right, drawing bow about to shoot an arrow, lionskin around neck.
ancientone
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Thrace, Thasos18 viewsThrace, Thasos
Obol 411-350 BC
Obv.: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos
Rev.: Amphora, ΘAΣ-IΩN
Ag, 0,9g, 8mm
Ref.: SNG Cop 1029
Ex Gitbud & Naumann
shanxi
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Thrace, Thasos9 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27 g). Head of a nymph left / Dolphin leaping left within incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 13; SNG Copenhagen 1035; HGC 6, 341. VF, light porosity, deposit on reverse.ecoli
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Thrace, Thasos8 viewsISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.37 g). Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes, 9; HGC 6, 337. VF, darkly toned, some light porosity.ecoli
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Thrace, Thasos * Satyr & Amphora, AR Trihemiobol * Classical 479-336 BC.81 views
Thasos, Islands off Thrace
Silver Trihemiobol

Obv: Satyr with long extended tail (no-longer apparent in this example), kneeling left, holding kantharos to front in right hand
Rev: Classical amphora, [Ř]A[S] to the left, [I]O[N] to the right, set in incuse square
-Or- A to the left, O to the right, in incuse square (S1755v).


Size: 11 mm.
Weight: 0.81 grams

Sear, GCATV, 1755(v), pg. 173
B.M.C. 3, 53-6
Tiathena
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Thrace, Thasos * Satyr | Amphora, AR Trihemiobol, 479-336 BC.179 views
Satyr | Amphora, Silver Trihemiobol

Obv: Nude, bearded Satyr with long extended tail (only trace-visible here), kneeling left, holding kantharos to front in extended right hand, left hand on hip.
Rev: Classical amphora, ŘAS up-vertical in left field, ION down-vertical in right field, set in incuse square.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Thasos
Struck: 479-336 BC.

Size: 12.10 mm
Weight: 0.82 grm.
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Very fine. Bright, clear, lustrous, distinct devices and ethnic, and excellent relief overall.

Refs:*
BMC. 3, 53-6
Sear, GCATV, 1755(v), pg. 173
Tiathena
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Thrace, Thasos - trihemiobol - SNG Cop. 129-13059 viewsThasos. AR Trihemiobol, circa 404-340; 0.98g; obv.: Satyr running left, carrying cantharus; rev. QA - SI -WN, Amphora. SNG Copenhagen 129 or 130.

Ex H.D. Rauch Auction New York 2009
2 commentsBartosz A
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Thrace, Thasos Ar Tetradrachm140 views(168/7-148 BC)
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
Rev.: Herakles standing left, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; M to inner left.
Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1039.
7 commentsMinos
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Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm21 viewsThrace, Thasos
AR Tetradrachm 16.50g / 30mm / -
Ob: Head of young Dionysos right, wearing band across forehead and ivy-wreath
Rv: Herakles, naked standing left holding club downwards in right hand, lion skin over left arm, lions scalp over left shoulder, M between leg and club
Mint: after 148 BC
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 1040; SG-1759; SNG Ashmolean 3689; Le Rider, Thasos 51
Toned
Scotvs Capitis
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Thrace, Thasos Dolphins23 viewsThrace, Thasos
Obol 463-411 BC
Obv.: Two dolphins swimming in opposite directions, three pellets
Rev.: Quadrapartite incuse square
Ag, 0.57g, 7.7mm
Ref.: Rosen 146
Ex Lanz Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi
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Thrace, Thasos, Ar Trihemiobol, Circa 411-350 B.C.176 viewsObv:– Naked satyr kneeling left holding kantharos
Rev:– TASION around amphora
Minted in Thasos, Thrace. Circa 411-350 B.C.
Reference:– SNG.Cop.1030.

Weight 0.89g. 12.71mm.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Thrace, Thasos, Satyr, Nymph43 viewsThrace, Thasos
AR Stater (Circa 510-463 BC)
Obv.: Nude Satyr rushing right, carrying off protesting nymph
Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square
Ag, 9.59g, 21.8mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 1008.
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann 20, Lot 64
3 commentsshanxi
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THRACE, Thasos.5 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 33mm, 16.6g, 10h; c. 150-100 BC.
Obv.: head of Dionysos right wearing diadem and ivy wreath.
Rev.: HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN; Herakles standing left, holding lion's skin and club.
Reference: SNG Cop 1039 / 17-122-225
John Anthony
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Thrace, Thasos.15 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 525-463 BC. AR Stater (8.724 gm). Anepigraphic. Bearded ithyphallic Silenos (satyr) running r. holding potesting nymph with raised hand. Θ below. / Quadripartite incuse punch, windmill form. VF. SNG Cop 2 #1013; HGC 6 #334; Le Rider Thasiennes 1-2, 5; SNG Berry 509; SNG Delepierre 822.Christian T
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Thrace, Thasos.11 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 148-80 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.59 gm). Wreathed head of young Dionysios r. wearing taenia. / Nude Heraklis standg l., holding club and lion's skin; ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, M monogram to l. VF. CNG 49 #302. BMC 74 (3.67-78); HGC 6 #359 (C); Prokopov Classs AA-HH & HB; SNG Berry 522; SNG Cop. 1040.Christian T
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Thrace, Thasos.15 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 404-355 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.79 gm). Satyr running left holding kylix. / Kantharos, ΘΑΣ / ΙΩΝ on either side. EF. FUN Show. BMC 3 221 53-55; HGC 6 #351 (S); McCLean 2417; Le Rider, Thasiennes 27; SNG Cop 1030.Christian T
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Thrace, Thasos.12 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 404-355 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.74 gm). Satyr running 3/4 left holding kylix. / Kantharos, ΘΑΣ / ΙΩΝ on either side. nVF. HGC 6 #352 (R1); Le Rider Thasiennes 27v (3/4 l.); McClean 4216; SNG Berry 520; SNG Cop 1029-1031.Christian T
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Thrace, Thasos.16 viewsThrace, Thasos. c.435-411 BC ex-510-490. AR Hemiobol. Anepigraphic. Two dolphins above one another, swimming in opposite directions, pellets around. / Quadripartite incuse punch. gVF. Le Rider, Thasiennes 9; HGC 6 #337; Rosen 146; SNG Cop 1020-1021.Christian T
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Thrace, Thasos. 411-350 BC.69 viewsAR Tritemorion. .4gms. 8mm.

Obv: Head of bald & bearded Satyr right

Rev: Q A S I, two dolphins swimming left & right, one above the other. BMC 60. SNGCop 1033.
1 commentsDino
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Thrace, Thasos. 411-350 BC.79 viewsAR Tritemorion. 0.4gms. 9mm.

Obv: Head of bald & bearded Satyr right

Rev: Q A S I, two dolphins swimming left & right, one above the other. BMC 60. SNGCop 1033.
3 commentsDino
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Thrace-Thasos; 412-404 BC67 viewsAR-Trihemiobol
Obv: Satyr,seen from behind,kneeling on left,looking right,over his shoulder,
holding kantharos in right,left on hip.
Rev: Amphora, on either side, ΘΑΣ on left, ΙΩΝ on right.
Size: 12mm;0.82gms
Ref: BMC Tauric Chersonese,Thrace,vol.3,Pg.221,No.58
SNG Copenhagen 1031
Sear I-1755var.
Nice in hand, lousy photo!
1 commentsBrian L
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Thrace. Thasos (Circa 480-463 BC)31 viewsAR Stater

22 mm, 8.44 g

Obverse: Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Le Rider, Thasiennes, 5; SNG Copenhagen 1010-2; HGC 6, 331.

Both location and mineral riches aided the thriving economy of the North Aegean island of Thasos. According to Herodotos (VI, 46), the city derived 200-300 talents annually from her exploitation of its local silver mines as well as mines controlled on the Thracian mainland opposite the island city-state. Additionally, Thasos gained much material wealth as a producer and exporter of high quality wines, and it was perhaps due to this trade in wine that her coinage spread throughout the Aegean making it a widely recognized and accepted coinage in distant lands.

Thracians for the most part were illiterate, with no alphabet of their own and no written history or literature. Aristotle, though no doubt exaggerating, wrote that Thracians were unable to count beyond four. What we know about Thracians is largely through the prism of what the Greeks and Romans have written and from archeological findings (including coins). We know they were fiercely independent, powerful, and feared, excelling in warfare, horsemanship, and metalwork. Thracians regarded war and plunder as the noblest way of life. Another ancient Greek philosopher, Xenophanes, described Thracians as being "large, powerfully built men," with "a skin white, delicate and cold," and "largely red-haired." Among the noteworthy Thracians of history are thought to be the gladiator Spartacus and the fable-writer Aesop.

The motif of the satyr abducting a maenad appears on several northern Greek coins. In the case of Thasos, this Dionysiac motif served to promote the island's famous wine. Satyrs belong to the retinue of Dionysos (the god of wine) while maenads were the immortal female followers of Dionysos.

This particular series of coinage likely terminated with the capture of Thasos by Athens in 463 BC after its revolt two years earlier. The terms under which Thasos surrendered were harsh and involved the loss of most of her sources of revenue, except that from her famous wine.
1 commentsNathan P
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THRACE. Thasos. Tetradrachm (Circa 148-90/80 BC).22 viewsObv: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath.
Rev: Herakles standing left, holding club and lion skin. Control: Monogram to inner left.
KΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN. 
33mm, 16.60 grams
1 commentsJBGood
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Thracian islands, Thasos. Trihemiobol, about 411-350 bc.35 viewsTrihemiobol (AG 12mm) about 411-350 bc. Nude satyr kneeling r., head facing, carrying kantharos in right hand. Rv. Θ(ΑΣ)-ΙΩΝ Amphora. 0,67gr. Very fine. Nice dark toning.
SNG Cop.1031

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