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#10275: SILVER Trihemiobol - 411 to 350 BC, Pamphila, Thasos, Off Thrace
Satyr Kneeling holding Amphora / Amphora!! 

Historical Context:  Thasos was a Thracian Island in Northern Greece. It was a rich and fertile island with prolific gold and silver mines. The area was settled by Greek colonist during the 7th century BC. The Greek cultural centered around Aigai, but was of no great importance until the reign of Alexander I (495-454 BC). Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) initiated the dynamic expansion setting the stage for Alexander.

Obv:  Satyr kneeling holding Amphora
Rev:
  Amphora
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

          SOLD  $189 plus shipping
           (ex-Pegasi @ $300)

 

#11230: SILVER Fourrie Trihemiobol - 480-450 BC,
Lete or Thasos
Satyr Kneeling

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Lete or Thasos (Macedonia) about the later part of the 6th Century BC.  Thasos was an island of the southern coast of Thrace, which contained prolific gold mines had a controlling interest in  the silver mines on the mainland.  The coastal regions of Thrace were settled by the Greeks about the 7th century BC.  The was occupied by a number of indigenous tribes who, through contact with the Greeks, became Hellenized.

 

Obv:  Satyr kneeling holding Amphora
Rev:
  Punch mark
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

          SOLD  $109 plus shipping
           (ex-Pegasi @ $150)

 

 

6712.JPG (46319 bytes) #6712: SILVER Diobol - 370to 281 BC, 
Herakleia 

Historical Context:  Herakleia was founded jointly by Taras and Thourioi ( Southern Italy ).  It became the seat of the Italiot Greeks. Herakleia finally surrendered to the Romans in 272 BC.   

Obv:  Athena in Crested Helmet, Hippocamp on Helmet
Rev:
  Herakles wrestling Nemean Lion
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         SOLD    $139 plus shipping

 

9906.JPG (46028 bytes) #9906: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
Demetrios Poliorketes, 306 to 283 BC

Historical Context:
While a lot of Alexander style tetradrachms were struck during this period, most of them were in the name of Alexander and it is rare to fine one struck in the name of Demetrios Poliorketes.

Obv:  Alexander as Herakles, wearing the lion's skin.
Rev:
  Zeus Seated, Holding Eagle, with DHMHTRIOU to the right
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Some Toning

                     SOLD  $239 plus shipping


 

#10278: GREEK SILVER Drachm
Gaul, Massalia, 200-150 BC

First City in France

Historical Context: 
Massalia, modern day Marseilles, France, was one of the first Greek ports in Western Europe. It was the first settlement given city status in France. Facing an opposing alliance of the Etruscans, Carthage and the Celts, the Greek colony allied itself with the expanding Roman Republic for protection. This protectionist association brought aid in the event of future attacks, and perhaps equally important, it also brought the people of Massalia into the complex Roman market. The city thrived by acting as a link between inland Gaul, hungry for Roman goods and wine (which Massalia was steadily exporting by 500 BC), and Rome's insatiable need for new products and slaves. Under this arrangement the city maintained its independence until the rise of Julius Caesar, when it joined the losing side (Pompey and the optimates) in civil war, and lost its independence in 49 BC.

Obv:  Artemis
Rev:
  Lion Leaping
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime, but, thicker)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Some Toning

                     SOLD  $219 plus shipping
                     (ex-Pegasi @ $300)

 

9705.JPG (43598 bytes) #9705: SILVER Didrachm - 
SICILY.AKRAGAS, before 413 BC, 
Eagle / Crab

Historical Context:  Akragas was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea, with two nearby rivers and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification. Its establishment took place around 582-580 BC and is attributed to Greek colonists from Gela, who named it Akragas. Akragas grew rapidly, becoming one of the richest and most famous of the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia. It came to prominence under the sixth-century tyrants and became a democracy after the overthrow of Theron's son Thrasydaeus. Although the city remained neutral in the conflict between Athens and Syracuse, its democracy was overthrown when the city was sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 BC. Akragas never fully recovered its former status.  The city was sacked by both the Romans and the Carthaginians in the third century.  The Romans eventually captured Akragas in 210 and renamed it Agrigentum. It became prosperous again under Roman rule and its inhabitants received full Roman citizenship following the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.

Obv:  Eagle
Rev:
  Crab
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus

        SOLD   $379 plus shipping

 

 

9676.JPG (56938 bytes) #9676: Bronze Unit (AE29) - 
SICILY.AKRAGAS, before 413 BC, 
Eagle / Crab

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Eagle
Rev:
  Crab
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

        SOLD   $219 plus shipping

 

 

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#9592: SILVER Stater - 4th Century BC, 
ARADOS, PHOENICIA 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in PHOENICIA (Sidon) around 350 BC. Phoenicia was a coastal area just north of Palestine/Judea. It contained numerous important trade and port cities, including Arados, Tripolis, Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre. Phoenicia was originally controlled by the Persian empire. Around 340 BC, Phoenicia was conquered by Alexander the Great. After his death (323 BC), Control of Phoenicia was traded between the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and the Seleukid Dynasty of Syria until the Roman in the 1st Century BC. 

Obv:  Beared Diety
Rev:  Galley
Diameter:  20 mm (about the diameter of a US Nickel and almost twice as thick)
Weight:  9.6 grams
Condition:  about Very Fine

               SOLD   $219 plus shipping

 

#10185: BRONZE (AE18) - 4th-2nd Century BC, PHOENICIA 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in PHOENICIA (Sidon) around 350 BC. Phoenicia was a coastal area just north of Palestine/Judea. It contained numerous important trade and port cities, including Arados, Tripolis, Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre. Phoenicia was originally controlled by the Persian empire. Around 340 BC, Phoenicia was conquered by Alexander the Great. After his death (323 BC), Control of Phoenicia was traded between the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and the Seleukid Dynasty of Syria until the Roman in the 1st Century BC. 

Obv:  Tyche, Greek Goddess of Good Luck
Rev:  Poseidon on Prow of Ship, Phoenician legend below
Diameter:  18 mm (about the diameter of a US Penny and almost twice as thick)
Condition:  Very Fine

ex-Wayne Sayles

               SOLD  $149 plus shipping

 

#11532: LARGE Bronze (AE28) of SYRACUSE - 250 BC, Heiron II / Him on Horseback

Historical Context: See above

Obv: Hieron II 
Rev: Him on Horseback Spearing 
Diameter: 28 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter but twice as thick)
Condition: Very Fine, V. Little Patina and Nice Overall Look.

     BUY NOW   $219 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#10913: SILVER Octobol - 3rd Century BC, 
EPHESOS 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in EPHESOS, which was situated at the mouth of the Kayster river.  Ephesos was founded by IONIAN colonists under Androklos.  It rose to a place of great importance in Classical times and Hellenistic times, due in part to its beautififul sanctuary of the Ephesian Artemis.  After the end of the Pergamene Kingdom in 133 BC, then fell under Roman rule. 

Obv:  Artemis - High Relief Portrait !!
Rev:  Stag kneeling, Palm Tree
Diameter:  18 mm (about the diameter of a US Penny and almost twice as thick)
Weight:  4.4 grams
Condition:  Very Fine plus, Looks much nice in the hand than photo indciates

               SOLD  $449 plus shipping

 

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#9457: SILVER Drachm - 5th Century BC, 
EPHESOS 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in EPHESOS, which was situated at the mouth of the Kayster river.  Ephesos was founded by IONIAN colonists under Androklos.  It rose to a place of great importance in Classical times and Hellenistic times, due in part to its beautififul sanctuary of the Ephesian Artemis.  After the end of the Pergamene Kingdom in 133 BC, then fell under Roman rule. 

Obv:  Bee, Wings open
Rev:  Incuse Punch
Diameter:  16 mm (about the diameter of a US Dime and almost twice as thick)
Weight:  3.2 grams
Condition:  Very Fine

               SOLD  $329 plus shipping

 

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#9585: SILVER Stater - 470 to 445 BC, 
Lucania, Poseidonia

Historical Context:  Peloponnesos was a major large “island” south of mainland Greece in the Mediterrarrean Sea .  Sikyon was the Capital city located on the northern edge of Peloponnesos.  This area was slow to develop coinage because its needs were served by the large quantities of silver staters minted by Aigina.  After the fall of Sparta , coin production flourised.  By the end of the 4th Century the area was under the control of the Macedonian Empire. 

Obv:  Poseidon standing holding Trident Spear
Rev:
  Bull standing
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Nickel)
Weight:  8.1 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

        SOLD  $389 plus shipping
                             (ex-Pegasi @ $ 650)

 

#9406: SILVER Hemidrachm - 360 to 330 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
Chimera - MYTHICAL CREATURE!! 

Historical Context:  Peloponnesos was a major large “island” south of mainland Greece in the Mediterrarrean Sea .  Sikyon was the Capital city located on the northern edge of Peloponnesos.  This area was slow to develop coinage because its needs were served by the large quantities of silver staters minted by Aigina.  After the fall of Sparta , coin production flourised.  By the end of the 4th Century the area was under the control of the Macedonian Empire. 

Obv:  Chimera (Mythical creature) - Lion, Goat Head out of Back, and Serpent Tail
Rev:
  Dove Flying
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

        BUY NOW   $259 plus shipping



9405.JPG (47225 bytes) #9405: SILVER Hemidrachm - 360 to 330 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
Chimera - MYTHICAL CREATURE!! 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Chimera (Mythical creature) - Lion, Goat Head out of Back, and Serpent Tail
Rev:
  Dove Flying
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  almost Very Fine

        BUY NOW   $179 plus shipping


#11079: SILVER Hemidrachm - 360 to 330 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
Chimera - MYTHICAL CREATURE!! 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Chimera (Mythical creature) - Lion, Goat Head out of Back, and Serpent Tail
Rev:
  Dove Flying
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus/almost Very Fine, Excellent Toning

        BUY NOW  $199 plus shipping


#11182: SILVER Hemidrachm - 360 to 330 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
Chimera - MYTHICAL CREATURE!! 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Chimera (Mythical creature) - Lion, Goat Head out of Back, and Serpent Tail
Rev:
  Dove Flying
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Good/V Good some toning

        SOLD  $44.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11622: SILVER Hemidrachm - 360 to 330 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
Chimera - MYTHICAL CREATURE!! 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Chimera (Mythical creature) - Lion, Goat Head out of Back, and Serpent Tail
Rev:
  Dove Flying
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V Good/V Good some toning

        BUY NOW  $119 plus shipping

 

 

#10704: SILVER Triobol - 100 to 60 BC, Sikyon, Peloponnesos
 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Dove Flying
Rev:
  Large Sigma, Short for Sikyon
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  almost Very Fine

        SOLD   $149 plus shipping

 

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#7504: GREEK Drachm – APOLLONIA PONTIKA - 450 BC, Gorgon Face - Snake Hair, Turns People to STONE !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in APOLLONIA PONTIKA (a colony of Miletos, a city which boasted a fine temple of APOLLO). Apollonia was located on the western shore of the BLACK SEA. This area was settled by the Greeks during the 8th and 7th centuries BC and eventually became hellenized over the subsequent centuries.

Attribution: APOLLONIA PONTIKA, 450 BC: The obverse (front) of this coin is a GORGON FACE (Medusa), tounge protruding. The Gorgon was a mythical creature capable of turning people to stone!!! The reverse scene is an ANCHOR with a Letter "A" and cuddlefish!! This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a SILVER DRACHM. It measures about 14 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US dime but twice as thick).

                   SOLD   $89.95 plus shipping
                                             (Ex-Pegasi @ $135)

 

 

#10210: Tetradrachm of Athens, 4th Century BC, 
GOOD STYLE and complete ethnic !!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Athens about mid 4th Century BC.  Throughout most of the 5th century BC, after the Persian defeat, Athens ruled the Aegean world and became a great cultural and political center. The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC, drained Athens of her wealth, which led the way for Sparta and later the Macedonian Empire under Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) to take control of the Greek World.

Obv:  Athena her helmet adorned in front with three olive leaves 
Rev: 
Owl, Olive branch, AQ E ("Athens")
Diameter: 
25 mm (the size of a US Quarter but 3 times as thick)
Weight: 
16.8 grams
Condition: 
about Very Fine, retoned and waxed for preservation

               SOLD    $329 plus shipping

 

#10206: Tetradrachm of Athens, 4th Century BC, 
GOOD STYLE and complete ethnic !!!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Athena her helmet adorned in front with three olive leaves 
Rev: 
Owl, Olive branch, AQ E ("Athens")
Diameter: 
24 mm (almost the size of a US Quarter but 3 times as thick)
Weight: 
16.9 grams
Condition: 
about Very Fine, retoned and waxed for preservation

                SOLD    $329 plus shipping

 

 

9408.JPG (38469 bytes) #9408: GREEK Drachm – ABDERA - 386 to 375 BC, 
GRIFFEN

Historical Context:  The site of Abdera was settled in the middle of the 7th century B.C. by colonists from Clazomenae and in 545 B.C. by the inhabitants of Teos. It soon grew to a prosperous city, with a fortification wall, harbor, dockyards and sanctuaries. This was the city of Democritos , and was host to the army of Xerxes.. The city flourished until the Roman period, when it lost its importance and the defensive walls were abolished. During the Byzantine period the site was used as a cemetery.

Obv:  Griffen (Mythical creature) - Eagle head on Lion Bodyl
Rev:
  Apollo, Legend around
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  almost Very Fine (Coin much nicer than picture shows)  

                  SOLD   $ 239  plus shipping
                                             (Ex-Pegasi @ $395)

 

#10725: GREEK Drachm – LYCIAN DYNASTY - 480 to 440 BC, 
PEGASUS

Historical Context:  Lycia was a region in Anatolia in what are now the provinces of Antalya and Muğla on the southern coast of Turkey. It was a federation of ancient cities in the region and later a province of the Roman Empire. The Lycian League founded in 168 BC was an early federation with democratic principles; these later influenced the United States Constitution.

Obv:  Pegasus (Mythical creature - Winged Horse)
Rev:
  Trisceles in Incuse Punch
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

                  BUY NOW   $ 199  plus shipping
                                         

 

The Seleukid Dynasty
Successors to Alexander the Great

The Seleukid Dyansty lasted from about 312 to 64 BC. It was founded by Seleukos I, a close companion of Alexander the Great. Seleukos rose to power during the period of instability following Alexander's death. The territories conquered by Alexander were split amongst his key Generals, Seleukos, Ptolemy (Egypt), and Antiganous Gonatas (Macedonia).  The territorial extent of the Seleukid Dynasty varies greatly from period to period. However, at it's peak, it comprised the whole of Alexander the Great's conquest, except Egypt.

 

 

 

#11298: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Reign of Antiochus I
280 to 261 BC

Historical Context: Antiochos I was the son of Seleukos I and Apama, Seleukos' Persian wife. His date of birth is unknown, but was probably circa 320 BC as he was old enough to lead the Seleukid cavalry at the battle of Ipsos in 301. When Seleukos was assassinated in 281, Antiochos was probably in Ekbatana, where he had maintained court ruling the eastern satrapies on behalf of his father since 294. With his accession, Antiochos faced immediate attacks by Ptolemy II in Asia Minor and revolts of the cities of Syria. He left his eldest son, Seleukos, as governor of the eastern satrapies and marched west to meet the threats, which he soon overcame. However, it was not long before his attention was once again drawn to disturbances, this time from a menacing force of warlike Celtic tribes that had crossed over the Hellespont in the winter of 278/7 and invaded Asia Minor, and also shortly thereafter, renewed hostilities with Ptolemy II (First Syrian War, 274-271 BC). After defeating the Celts and receiving the title of Saviour (Soter) by the Greek cities of Asia Minor, Antiochos concluded an uneasy truce with Ptolemy which allowed him to focus on public relations and administrative work in Asia Minor. His subsequent reign was relatively peaceful, with the exceptions of sedition by his son and co-regent, Seleukos, whom he was forced to execute and replace with his younger son, the future Antiochos II, and the loss of northwest Asia Minor to Eumenes I of Pergamon. The figure of Apollo seated on the omphalos gained prominence under Antiochos, publicizing his supposed descent from the god, and became the characteristic reverse type for most Seleukid precious metal coinage down through the reign of Antiochos IV.

Obv:  Antiochus I
Rev:
  Apollo Seated on Omphalos
Weight: 
16.4 grams
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Lightly toned

              BUY NOW  $339 plus shipping
               (ex-Pegasi @ $550)

 

 

#11272: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Reign of Antiochus II
261 to 246 BC

Historical Context: See above

Obv:  Antiochus I
Rev:
  Apollo Seated on Omphalos
Weight: 
14.3 grams
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine, Lightly toned, chip on edge

                SOLD $199 plus shipping

 

#11662: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Reign of Antiochus II
261 to 246 BC

Historical Context: See above

Obv:  Antiochus II
Rev:
  Apollo Seated on Omphalos
Weight: 
17 grams
Diameter:
  30-32 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine, Lightly toned, chip on edge

                SOLD $399 plus shipping
                 (ex-Pegasi @ $600)

 

 

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#7791: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY 
Reign of Demetrios I 
162 to 150 BC


Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios I
Rev:
  Apollo Seated
Weight: 
16.6 grams
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US $.50)
Condition:
  about Very Fine plus, Nicely toned, Deep scrape on Rev

                     SOLD $219 plus shipping

 

 

9553.JPG (84498 bytes) #9553: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Demetrios II (First Reign) 
145 to 140 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios II
Rev:
  Apollo Seated on Omphalos
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine / Very Fine plus, Great toning

               SOLD  $399 plus shipping

 

 

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#5968: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Demetrios II (First Reign) 
145 to 140 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios II
Rev:
  Tyche Seated, Tyche is the greek Goddess of "Good Luck"
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, some toning silvery highlights

                    SOLD  $199 plus shipping

 

 

9747.JPG (45299 bytes) #9747: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VII  
138 to 129 BC

Ex-Harlan Berk

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochos VII
Rev:
  Athena Holding Nike
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (much larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine

                     SOLD  $239 plus shipping


9852.JPG (57720 bytes) #9852: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VII  
138 to 129 BC

Ex-Harlan Berk

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochos VII
Rev:
  Athena Holding Nike
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Excellent Toning

                     SOLD  $239 plus shipping

 

#10629: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VII  
138 to 129 BC

Historical Context: See above

Obv:  Antiochos VII
Rev:
  Athena Holding Nike
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Excellent Toning

                     SOLD  $299 plus shipping

 

 

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#8068: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VIII (Grypos)  
121 to 96 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochos VIII (Grypos)
Rev:
  Zeus standing, Holding Sceptor, Cresent above
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

                     SOLD $529 plus shipping

 

 

#11397: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VIII (Grypos)  
121 to 96 BC

Fine Style !!

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochos VIII (Grypos)
Rev:
  Zeus standing, Holding Sceptor, Cresent above
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, retoned and waxed for preservation

                     BUY NOW $419 plus shipping

 

 

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#8066: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm
SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochos VIII (Grypos)  
121 to 96 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochos VIII (Grypos)
Rev:
  Zeus standing, Holding Sceptor, Cresent above
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, retoned and waxed for preservation

                    SOLD  $189 plus shipping

 

 

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#10713: AE18, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus II  
261 to 246 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Dioscuri - Mythical Riders, Protectors for Travelers
Rev:
  Anthena Standing
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 1.5 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

                  SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping

 

#10715: AE22, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Seleukos IV  
187-175 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Apollo Standing
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but 1.5 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

#10728: AE16, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus II  
261 to 246 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Tripod
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but 1.5 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  BUY NOW  $39.95 plus shipping

 

#0260: AE18, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Alexander II  
128 to 123 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Alexander II
Rev:
  Nike holding Spear
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

                  BUY NOW  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#0363: AE19, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Alexander I (Balas)  
150 to 145 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Alexander II
Rev:
  Herakles holding Bow
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

                  SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#0429: AE17 Serrated, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus VI  
145 to 142 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochus VI 
Rev:
  Nike crowning King's Name
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

                  BUY NOW  $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

#0686: AE19, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Demetrios I  
175 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios I
Rev:
  Stern of Galley  (turned 90 degrees)
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

                  SOLD $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#2243: AE19, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Demetrios I  
175 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios I
Rev:
  Stern of Galley 
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  SOLD  $29.95 plus shipping

 

#0689: AE19, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus IX  
113 to 95 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochus IX 
Rev:
  Lightening Bolt 
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

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#0656: AE17, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Tryphon  
142 to 138 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Tryphon
Rev:
  Spiked Macedonian Helmet 
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine

                  SOLD  $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

#0657: AE15, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Seleukos III   
226 to 223 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Seleukos III  
Rev:
  Apollo on Omphalos 
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#0651: AE21 Serrated, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Seleukos IV   
187 to 175 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Seleukos IV  
Rev:
  Apollo holding an arrow 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  SOLD $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

#0652: AE20, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus IV  
175 to 164 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochus IV 
Rev:
  Amphora
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  SOLD  $29.95 plus shipping

 

#0654: AE10, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus III  
223 to 187 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Antiochus the Great 
Rev:
  Diety standing
Diameter:
  10 mm diameter (about the 2/3rds the diameter size of a US Dime, but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

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#0702: AE21, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Demetrios II  
146 to 125 BC

Historical Context:
See above

Obv:  Demetrios II
Rev:
  Siden on Prow of Galley 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

                  SOLD  $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8765: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE (494 - 168 BC) during the reign of Philip II, the father of ALEXANDER THE GREAT. The Macedonian empire was founded by Alexander I but carried forward by others including Philip II. Philip II developed the army and tactics that enabled Alexander the Great to accomplish his victories. When Philip II was young he won two Olympic equestrian victories. His coins often commemorate those victories. This reverse of this coin shows Philip II on horseback. Some believe the reverse is intended to be Alexander the Great (as a boy) on Horseback, referring to a challenge that Philip issued to Alexander regarding riding a certain horse. 

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Great patina and brassy highlights

               SOLD    $59.95 plus shipping
               (ex-Pegasi @ $95)

 

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#10164: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!


RARE - DOUBLE UNIT

Historical Context:  Same as above 

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Weight:  8.9 gr

Condition:
  Fine/Fine, Some encrustations

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#10631:  Syracuse, Sicily - Circa 280 BC

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 287-278 BC.

Obv:  Zeus Hellanios
Rev:
  Eagle
Weight: 
7.2 grams
Size:
  about 21 mm (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition: Very Fine plus 

               SOLD  $249 plus shipping

 

 

#11414:  Syracuse, Sicily - Circa 280 BC

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 287-278 BC.

Obv:  Zeus Hellanios
Rev:
  Eagle
Weight: 
7 grams
Size:
  about 21 mm (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition: Very Fine plus 

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#10631:  Mamertini of Sicily (Messana) - Circa 3rd Century BC

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Massana around 232-210 BC. 

The Mamertines (Mamertini "sons of Mars") were mercenaries of Italian origin who had been hired from their home in Campania by Agathocles, the king of Syracuse. After Syracuse lost the Third Sicilian War, the city of Messene was ceded to Carthage in 307 BC. When Agathocles died in 289 BC he left many of his mercenaries idle and unemployed in Sicily. Most of them returned home but some liking the climate and the prospect of adventure on a foreign island remained. They played a major role in the lead up to the First Punic War.

The then small band of desperados came across the walled Greek settlement of Messana (now Messina). Messana was a strategic point, built on the north-eastern tip of Sicily and it with the fort Rhegium on the toe of Italy, were the crossing points of the straits between Italy and Sicily. Being a peaceful people, the inhabitants allowed the travelling mercenaries into their homes. After a time, the mercenaries became restless and plotted to capture the town. One night, the mercenaries betrayed their hosts and killed most of the population who were unprepared. In this way, they claimed Messana for themselves. The surviving Messanians were thrown out and the property and women divided. After their victory, the mercenaries named themselves the Mamertines after the Oscan war-god Mamers.

Obv:  Zeus
Rev:
  Warrior advancing
Weight: 
11.1 grams
Size:
  about 28 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Condition: Very Fine/V Good, Nice Surfaces 

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#10703:  AE21 - Bronze Coin
Antigonos Gonatas - Circa 277 to 239 BC

Historical Context:  Antigonos Gonatas was part of the Macedonian Empire and a successor General to Alexander the Great. 

Obv:  Athena
Rev:
  Pan Erecting a Trophy
Size:
  about 21 mm (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition: Very Fine plus 

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#10613:  AE19 - Bronze Coin
Antigonos Gonatas - Circa 277 to 239 BC

Historical Context:  Antigonos Gonatas was part of the Macedonian Empire and a successor General to Alexander the Great. 

Obv:  Athena
Rev:
  Pan Erecting a Trophy
Size:
  about 19 mm (about size of a US Penny)
Condition: Very Fine 

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#10612:  AE21 - Bronze Coin
Antigonos Gonatas - Circa 277 to 239 BC

Historical Context:  Antigonos Gonatas was part of the Macedonian Empire and a successor General to Alexander the Great. 

Obv:  Athena
Rev:
  Pan Erecting a Trophy
Size:
  about 21 mm (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition: Very Fine 

               SOLD   $59.95 plus shipping

 

#11104:  AE17 - Bronze Coin
Lysimachos - Circa 323 to 281 BC

Historical Context:   These coins were minted by Lysimachus, one of Alexander's successor Generals. 

Lysimachus was a Greek nobleman who was a Macedonian Thessalian. He was born in 362/361 BC, as the second son of Agathocles and his wife, perhaps named Arsinoe and his paternal grandfather may have been called Alcimachus. His father was a nobleman of high rank who was an intimate friend of Philip II of Macedon, who shared in Philip II’s councils and became a favorite in the Argead court. Lysimachus with his brothers grew up with the status of Macedonians; he with his brothers enjoyed prominent positions in Alexander’s circle and Lysimachus with his brothers were educated at the court at Pella.

He was probably appointed Somatophylax during the reign of Philip II. During Alexander's Persian campaigns, he was one of his immediate bodyguards. In 324 BC, in Susa, he was crowned in recognition for his actions in India. After Alexander’s death in 323 BC, he was appointed to the government of Thrace as strategos.

Obv:  Athena
Rev:
  Lion Prowling
Size:
  about 17 mm (about the diameter of a US Dime and thicker)
Condition: Very Fine 

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#11105:  AE17 - Bronze Coin
Kassander - Circa 316 to 297 BC

Historical Context:    Kassandros Antipatros; ca. 350 BC – 297 BC), King of Macedonia (305–297 BC), was a son of Antipater, and founder of the Antipatrid dynasty. He was the namesake of his paternal uncle, Cassander.  In his youth, Cassander was taught by the philosopher Aristotle at the Lyceum in Macedonia. He was educated alongside the Crown Prince in a group that included Hephaestion, Ptolemy and Leonnatus.

Cassander is first recorded as arriving at Alexander the Great’s court in Babylon in 323 BC, where he had been sent by his father, Antipater, most likely to help uphold Antipater’s regency in Macedon, although a later contemporary who was hostile to the Antipatrids suggested that Cassander had journeyed to the court to poison the King

Whatever the truth of this suggestion, Cassander stood out amongst the diadochi in his hostility to Alexander's memory.

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Tripod 
Size:
  about 17 mm (about the diameter of a US Dime and thicker)
Condition: Fine 

               SOLD   $44.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9752:  Silver Tetradrachm - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 310 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Persephone.
Rev:
  Nike erecting a Trophy
Weight: 
17.1 grams
Size:
  about 26 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:  about Very Fine 

               SOLD   $749 plus shipping

 

#11026:  Bronze AE22 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 317-289 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Artemis
Rev:
  Winged Thunder Bolt
Weight: 
10.4 grams
Size:
  about 22 mm (between size of US Nickel and US Quarter, but twice as thick)
Condition:  almost Extra Fine

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#3092:  Bronze AE21 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 317-289 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Artemis
Rev:
  Winged Thunder Bolt
Weight: 
9.0 grams
Size:
  about 21 mm (about size of US Nickel, but twice as thick)
Condition:  almost Extra Fine

               BUY NOW   $199 plus shipping

 

#10885:  Bronze AE25 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 310 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Kore.
Rev:
  Bull Butting Left, Dolphnins above and below
Weight: 
10.6 grams (Heavy for type)
Size:
  about 25 mm (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:  Very Fine plus

               BUY NOW   $189 plus shipping

 

#10990:  Bronze (AE20) of SYRACUSE - 250 BC, 
Reign of Heiron II

Historical Context: This coin was minted in SYRACUSE, SICILY during the reign of HIERON II (275-215 BC). This wise and popular ruler was the first Greek tyrant to openly place his image on coins of the realm. Rising from a humble beginning in Phthia, Hieron became the leader of the army and married the beautiful aristocrat Philistis. He was acknowledged as King of Syracuse by the will of the people and lead a successful era in Syracusian politics.

Obv: Kore (Persephone)
Rev: Bull butting left
Dia: 20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but twice as thick)
Condition:
Very Fine, Nice Patina.

     

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#8626:  Bronze AE18 - of SYRACUSE - 250 BC, 
Reign of Heiron II

Historical Context: This coin was minted in SYRACUSE, SICILY during the reign of HIERON II (275-215 BC). This wise and popular ruler was the first Greek tyrant to openly place his image on coins of the realm. Rising from a humble beginning in Phthia, Hieron became the leader of the army and married the beautiful aristocrat Philistis. He was acknowledged as King of Syracuse by the will of the people and lead a successful era in Syracusian politics.

Obv:  Kore.
Rev:
  Bull Butting Left
Weight: 
5.5 grams
Size:
  about 18 mm (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:  Fine plus

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#10987:  Bronze AE24 - Circa 4th to 3rd Century BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 4th to 3rd Century BC.

Obv:  Persephone
Rev:
  Nike Driving Bige (Two Horse Chariot)
Weight: 
11.1 grams
Size:
  about 24 mm (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:  Fine plus

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#10989:  Bronze AE22 - Circa 4th Century BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 4th Century BC during the period of Dionysios II.

Obv:  Griffen
Rev:
  Horse Prancing
Weight: 
11.1 grams
Size:
  about 22 mm (Little smaller than a US Quarter)
Condition:  Fine

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9957.JPG (39737 bytes) #9957:  Bronze AE20 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 310 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
Rev:
  Winged Thunderbolt
Weight: 
10.0 grams
Size:
  about 20 mm (about the size of a US Nickel, but twice as thick)
Condition:  Very Fine

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#10897:  Bronze AE22 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 310 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
Rev:
  Winged Thunderbolt
Weight: 
9.5 grams
Size:
  about 22 mm (somewhat bigger than a US Nickel and twice as thick)
Condition:  Very Fine, Corrosion pits

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#10991:  Bronze AE20 - Agathokles - Circa 310 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

ex-Wayne Sayles

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 310 BC during the reign of Agathokles.  Agathokles was a tyrant that travel from conquest to conquest throughout the Mediterranean.

Obv:  Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
Rev:
  Winged Thunderbolt
Weight: 
6.7 grams
Size:
  about 20 mm (somewhat bigger than a US Penny and twice as thick)
Condition:  Fine

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#10299:  Bronze AE18 - Period of Timoleon - Circa 344 to 336 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 344 to 336 BC during the reign of Timoleon. Timoleon, son of Timodemus, of Corinth (ca. 411–337 BCE) was a Greek statesman and general.  As the champion of Greece against Carthage he is closely connected with the history of Sicily, especially Syracuse.  Timoleon, being named by an unknown voice in the popular assembly, was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission to address a threat from Sparta in 344 BC. 

Obv:  Athena facing left
Rev:
  Hippocamp
Size:
  about 18 mm (about the size of a US Penny, but twice as thick)
Condition:  Fine plus

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#10300:  Bronze AE18 - Period of Timoleon - Circa 344 to 336 BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 344 to 336 BC during the reign of Timoleon. Timoleon, son of Timodemus, of Corinth (ca. 411–337 BCE) was a Greek statesman and general.  As the champion of Greece against Carthage he is closely connected with the history of Sicily, especially Syracuse.  Timoleon, being named by an unknown voice in the popular assembly, was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission to address a threat from Sparta in 344 BC. 

Obv:  Athena facing left
Rev:
  Hippocamp
Size:
  about 18 mm (about the size of a US Penny, but twice as thick)
Condition:  Fair/Very Fine

                SOLD   $49.95 plus shipping

 

#10603:  Bronze AE16 - Early 4th Century BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 344 to 336 BC during the reign of Timoleon. Timoleon, son of Timodemus, of Corinth (ca. 411–337 BCE) was a Greek statesman and general.  As the champion of Greece against Carthage he is closely connected with the history of Sicily, especially Syracuse.  Timoleon, being named by an unknown voice in the popular assembly, was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission to address a threat from Sparta in 344 BC. 

Obv:  Female with Hair in Sphendone
Rev:
  Dolphin over Scallop Shell
Size:
  about 16 mm (slightly smaller than a US Dime, but twice as thick)
Condition:  Fine/Very Fine

                 SOLD  $99.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10602:  Bronze AE16 - Early 4th Century BC
Syracuse, Sicily

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in SYRACUSE around 344 to 336 BC during the reign of Timoleon. Timoleon, son of Timodemus, of Corinth (ca. 411–337 BCE) was a Greek statesman and general.  As the champion of Greece against Carthage he is closely connected with the history of Sicily, especially Syracuse.  Timoleon, being named by an unknown voice in the popular assembly, was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission to address a threat from Sparta in 344 BC. 

Obv:  Female with Hair in Sphendone
Rev:
  Dolphin over Scallop Shell
Size:
  about 16 mm (slightly smaller than a US Dime, but twice as thick)
Condition:  Fine/Very Fine

                SOLD   $69.95 plus shipping

 

#10604: Bronze (AE16) of SYRACUSE - 250 BC, Period of Heiron II

Historical Context: This coin was minted in SYRACUSE, SICILY during the reign of HIERON II (275-215 BC). This wise and popular ruler was the first Greek tyrant to openly place his image on coins of the realm. Rising from a humble beginning in Phthia, Hieron became the leader of the army and married the beautiful aristocrat Philistis. He was acknowledged as King of Syracuse by the will of the people and lead a successful era in Syracusian politics.

Obv: Poseidon 
Rev: Trident 
Diameter: 16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but, twice as thick)
Condition: V Good, Heavy Patina.

        SOLD   $19.95 plus shipping

 

   
 

#11219: SILVER Drachm - 238 to 168 BC,
Epeirote Republic

Historical Context:

Obv:  Zeus Dodonaios
Rev:
  Eagle in Oak Wreath \
Weight: 
3.5 grams
Size:
  about 19 mm (about diameter of US Nickel)
Condition:  about Very Fine 

               BUY NOW  $189 plus shipping

 

9753.JPG (50776 bytes) #9753: SILVER Stater - 490 to 485BC
GELA 

Super Cheap for Type

Historical Context:  The city was founded around 688 BC by colonists from Rhodes (Rhodes) and Crete, 45 years after Syracuse. The city was named after the river Gela.  For over a century no further mention is made about the internal politics of the city, until the ancient historians note that a tyrant, Cleander, ruled Gela between 505 BC and 498 BC. After his death, power transferred to his brother Hippocrates, who conquered most cities on Sicily. . Only Syracuse, with the help of her former colonizing city, Corinth and Corcyra, managed to escape the Gelese expansion.  The tyrant lost his life in 491 in a battle against the Siculi, the native Sicilian people.  Hippocrates was succeeded by Gelo, who, in 484, conquered Syracuse and moved his seat of government there.

Obv:  Horseman
Rev:
  Manheaded Bull
Diameter:
  25 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  about Fine, corrosion spots

        SOLD   $179 plus shipping

 

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#8673: Silver Hemidrachm  - 4th Century BC, 
Commemorates the 104th Olympiad (364 BC !!)
SHARP !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in ARKADIA (middle of Peloponnesos peninsula) starting about 363 to 280 BC.  These are believed struck to commemorate the 104th Olympiad (364 BC), when the Games were moved from Pisa . 

Obv:  Zeus, Chief Olympian God!! 
Rev:
  Pan seated on Rock
Weight:
  2.6 grams
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime).
Condition:
  about Very Fine/V Good, lightly toned

             
SOLD   $69.95  plus shipping

 

#11231: Silver Obol  - 320 to 275 BC, 
Arkadian League !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in ARKADIA (middle of Peloponnesos peninsula) starting about 320 to 275 BC.   

Obv:  Head of Pan (Horned)  
Rev:
  Large "A" Monogram of Arkadiann League
Weight:
  0.8 grams
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (almost 2/3 rds the size of a US Dime).
Condition:
  about Very Fine/V Good, lightly toned

             
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#11126: Silver DOUBLE VICTORIATUS - 190 BC, Thessalian League !! Zeus with Athena Itonia !! SHARP !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted by the THESSALIAN LEAGUE around 196 to 146 BC. Following the great victory of the Roman General Flamininus over Philip V of Macedon, in 197 BC. The freedom of the Greeks was proclaimed at Corinth and a number of new autonomous coinages were initiated. Those in the name of the Thassalian Leagua were probably minted at Larissa. The Thessalian league was a loose confederacy of feudal like states run by a few great Thessalian families. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.

Obv:  Zeus, Chief Olympian God!! 
Rev:
  Athena Itonia walking right holding a SPEAR and SHIELD
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel).
Condition:
  Very Fine, toned (Much nicer then photo shows)

              
SOLD   $149  plus shipping

 

 

#11447: Silver Drachm - 190 BC, Thessalian League !!
Apollo with Athena Itonia

Historical Context: This coin was minted by the THESSALIAN LEAGUE around 196 to 146 BC. Following the great victory of the Roman General Flamininus over Philip V of Macedon, in 197 BC. The freedom of the Greeks was proclaimed at Corinth and a number of new autonomous coinages were initiated. Those in the name of the Thassalian League were probably minted at Larissa. The Thessalian league was a loose confederacy of feudal like states run by a few great Thessalian families. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.

Obv:  Apollo, Greek Sun God and Patron of Music
Rev:
  Athena Itonia walking right holding a SPEAR and SHIELD
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny).
Condition:
  Very Fine, toned, Slightly bent flan at edge

               SOLD
  $119  plus shipping

 

 

#10619: Bronze Unit - 2nd Century BC, Thessalian League !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted by the THESSALIAN LEAGUE around 196 to 146 BC. Following the great victory of the Roman General Flamininus over Philip V of Macedon, in 197 BC. The freedom of the Greeks was proclaimed at Corinth and a number of new autonomous coinages were initiated. Those in the name of the Thassalian Leagua were probably minted at Larissa. The Thessalian league was a loose confederacy of feudal like states run by a few great Thessalian families. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.

Obv:  Athena in Corinthian Helmet 
Rev:
  Athena Itonia walking right holding a SPEAR and SHIELD
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime).
Condition:
  Fine

              
SOLD   $39.95  plus shipping

 

 

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#8191: Brettian League, 215 to 205 BC

Historical Context: See above

Obv:  Zeus, Chief Olympian God!! 
Rev:
  Eagle on Thunderbolt
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but thicker).
Condition:
  about Very Fine

              
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#11054: Brettian League, 215 to 205 BC

Historical Context: See above

Obv:  Zeus, Chief Olympian God!! 
Rev:
  Eagle on Thunderbolt
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but thicker).
Condition:
  about Very Fine

              
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#10750: GREEK SILVER Tetrobol - 4th Cent BC, Prancing HORSE !! Area Famous for WINE !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in MARONEIA (Thrace) between 400-350 BC. This area was named after Maron, a priest of Apollo, who was featured in the Odyssey by Homer the Poet. Maroneia was noted for its fine quality wine. Thrace was a kingdom that was later founded by Lysimachos, 323-281 BC, who expanded its rule over much of Asia minor following the defeat of Antigonos the One-eyed. These coins predate that period. 

Obv:  Prancing Horse
Rev:
  Box Pattern with Grape Bunch
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

               SOLD   $149  plus shipping

 

 

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#8953: GREEK SILVER Hemidrachm - 
400 BC, LION ROARING !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Thracian Cherronesos 400-350 BC. Thrace was just north and east of Macedonia on the Aegean Sea. Greek Colonists settled this area during the 8th and 7th centuries BC. The interior areas were primarily populated by the indigenous tribes. They became partially Hellenized by contact with the Greeks. Their contact with the Greeks was mainly in the form of trade. They had significant silver mines available and struck coins for mainly for trade purposes. Their coinage often depicted scenes "close to nature," which explains the Lion motif. 

Obv:  Lion, Looking back
Rev:
  Incuse punch and symbols
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

               SOLD    $49.95 plus shipping


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#8952: GREEK SILVER Hemidrachm - 
400 BC, LION ROARING !!

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Lion, Looking back
Rev:
  Incuse punch and monogram
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

                SOLD    $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

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#6966: AE21 - PONTIC EMPIRE - 2nd Century BC, 
Reign of MITHRDATES The Great !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in PONTIC EMPIRE, during the reign of MITHRDATES VI (The Great), 120 to 63 BC.  The Pontic empire was founded about the time of the death of Alexander the Great (305 BC) located on the southern shore of the Black Sea. Mithradates VI was only 11 years old when he assumed his reign. He added to the realm through the conquest of Bosporos and Kolchis (the northern and eastern shores of the Black Sea). He eventually came up against Rome, championing himself as a Guardian of the Greeks against their Roman masters. After 3 wars, he was defeated by Pompey the Great.

Obv:  Young Ares, Greek God of WAR
Rev:
  Sword in Sheath
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about size of a Nickel, but thicker)
Condition:
  about Very Fine, Great Patina/Highlights

         SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#7921: Bronze (AE20) – 3rd Century BC, 
Mesembria

Historical Context:
 
Mesembria was a colony of Thrace , built at the end of the 7th century B.C., on the SE coast of Thrace , between Maroneia and Alexandroupolis. The city flourished in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. but started to decline during the Macedonian occupation and later in Roman times. There is, though, evidence of sporadic habitation on the site as late as the 6th century A.D.  

Obv:  Female Head
Rev:
  Athena Advancing right, Brandishing Spear
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter 
(about the size of a US Nickel, almost 2 times as thick)

Condition:
  Fine, nice patina

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#7924: Bronze (AE20) – 3rd Century BC, 
Mesembria

Historical Context:
 
Mesembria was a colony of Thrace , built at the end of the 7th century B.C., on the SE coast of Thrace , between Maroneia and Alexandroupolis. The city flourished in the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. but started to decline during the Macedonian occupation and later in Roman times. There is, though, evidence of sporadic habitation on the site as late as the 6th century A.D.  

Obv:  Female Head
Rev:
  Athena Advancing right, Brandishing Spear
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter 
(about the size of a US Nickel, almost 2 times as thick)

Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine, nice patina

               SOLD   $49.95  plus shipping

 

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#2430: Silver Didrachm – 340 to 241 BC, 
Campania, Neapolis

Historical Context:
 
This coin was minted in Syracuse during the 5th and 4th centuries BC.  Campania was a Greek region on the western shore of Italy.  Neapolis was originally a Rhodian colony named Parthenope. The city was recolonized by the Kymaians c. 600 BC. Its name changed to Neapolis c. 450 BC.  It became allied with the Romans after 327 BC. These coins "Romano-Campanian" didrachms were deliberately intended to supplant the Greek didrachms in southern Italy. Some were actually produced by Greek mints acting under Roman direction.  

Obv:  Nymph
Rev:
  Manheaded Bull, Nike above
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel, 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine, nice toning

                SOLD   $129  plus shipping

 

 

9382.JPG (40811 bytes) #9382: Silver Didrachm – 400 to 335 BC, 
Hyria, Campania

Historical Context:
 
This coin was minted in Syracuse during the 5th and 4th centuries BC.  Campania was a Greek region on the western shore of Italy.  These coins "Romano-Campanian" didrachms were deliberately intended to supplant the Greek didrachms in southern Italy. Some were actually produced by Greek mints acting under Roman direction.  

Obv:  Athena in Crested Helmet
Rev:
  Manheaded Bull, Nike above
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter 
(about the size of a US Nickel, 2 times as thick)

Condition:
  about Fine, nice toning

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9383.JPG (41564 bytes) #9383: Silver Didrachm – 400 to 335 BC, 
Hyria, Campania

Historical Context:
 
See above.  

Obv:  Athena in Crested Helmet
Rev:
  Manheaded Bull, Nike above
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Nickel, 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine, nice toning

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9333.JPG (37558 bytes) #9333: Silver Didrachm – 400 to 335 BC, 
Hyria, Campania

Historical Context:
 
See above.  

Obv:  Athena in Crested Helmet
Rev:
  Manheaded Bull, Nike above
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Nickel, 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine, some toning

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#10696: Silver Drachm – 340 to 294 BC, 
Euboia, Chalkis

Historical Context:
  CHALKIS 340-294 BC: Chalkis was located on the Western Shore of Euboia and the principle city of Euboia. Euboia was a large island off mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea.  Based on its huge production of silver coinage in the 4th Cent BC, it was apparently of significant commercial importance.

Obv:  Hera, Queen of Heaven
Rev:
  Eagle, Snake in Talons
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of aUS Dime, but, twice as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine, some toning

               SOLD    $129  plus shipping

 

 

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#6307: SILVER Drachm-310 BC, Macedonian Empire - Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !! 

Historical Context: This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE some the after the death of Alexander the Great, around 320-300 BC. The Macedonian empire was founded by Alexander I but carried forward by others including Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and ALEXANDER the GREAT. Philip II developed the army and tactics that enabled Alexander the Great to accomplish his victories. Alexander the Great is considered the greatest military general ever. After his death, many of regions conquered by Alexander minted coins of this motif in his honor. 

Obv:  Alexander the Great as Herakles (Hercules). He is wearing a Lion Skin. The Lion Skin is from the Nemeaen Lion killed by Hercules with his bare hands.
Rev:
  Zeus seated, holding an Eagle in his outstretched hand
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter and weighs about 4 grams (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

               SOLD    $64.95  plus shipping

See more drachms of Alexander the Great on Page 3 of Greek Coins

 

 


 


 

10131.JPG (44297 bytes) #10131: SILVER Drachm-310 BC, Macedonian Empire - Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !! 

Likely Lifetime Issue

Historical Context: See above 

Obv:  Alexander the Great as Herakles (Hercules). He is wearing a Lion Skin. The Lion Skin is from the Nemeaen Lion killed by Hercules with his bare hands.
Rev:
  Zeus seated, holding an Eagle in his outstretched hand
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter and weighs about 4 grams (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Very Fine, Porosity on Rev

SOLD    $99.95  plus shipping


 

See more drachms of Alexander the Great on Page 3 of Greek Coins

 

#11542: GREEK COIN - 320 BC, Alexander the Great !! (His Face) !! w/ HERCULES' CLUB !!

Same as above

Diameter:  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but twice as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

              SOLD $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11066: GREEK COIN - 320 BC, Alexander the Great !! (His Face) !! w/ HERCULES' CLUB !!

Same as above

Diameter:  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but twice as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

              SOLD  $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9942: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE (494 - 168 BC) during the reign of Philip II.  When Philip II was young he won two Olympic equestrian victories. His coins often commemorate those victories. This reverse of this coin shows Philip II's jockey on horseback. Some believe the reverse is intended to be Alexander the Great (as a boy) on Horseback, referring to a challenge that Philip issued to Alexander regarding riding a certain horse. 

Obv:  Apollo (Very Artistic representation)
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Great patina 

              SOLD    $99.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10995: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!

Historical Context:  Same as above 

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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  #11067: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE (494 - 168 BC) during the reign of Philip II.  When Philip II was young he won two Olympic equestrian victories. His coins often commemorate those victories. This reverse of this coin shows Philip II's jockey on horseback. Some believe the reverse is intended to be Alexander the Great (as a boy) on Horseback, referring to a challenge that Philip issued to Alexander regarding riding a certain horse. 

Obv:  Apollo (Very Artistic representation)
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Great patina 

              SOLD   $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9939: Bronze – 350 BC, 
Commemorates an OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY !! 
Pretty !!

Historical Context:  Same as above 

Obv:  Apollo
Rev:
  Youth on Horseback
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime, but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Fine/Fine, Green patina

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#7332: SILVER Tetradrachm-320 BC, Macedonian Empire - Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !!

Size:  about 27 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:  Fine plus/Good, scracthiness on Rev.  - better than photo indicates 

       
SOLD $129 plus shipping

 

 

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#5733: SILVER Tetradrachm-320 BC, Macedonian Empire - Philip III, Bother of Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE some the after the death of Alexander the Great, around 320-300 BC. The Macedonian empire was founded by Alexander I but carried forward by others including Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and ALEXANDER the GREAT. Philip II developed the army and tactics that enabled Alexander the Great to accomplish his victories. Alexander the Great is considered the greatest military general ever. After Alexander's death, his bother retained power in Macedonia and minte4d these coins, similar to those minted in Alexander's name. 

Obv:  Philip III as Herakles (Hercules). He is wearing a Lion Skin. The Lion Skin is from the Nemeaen Lion killed by Hercules with his bare hands.
Rev:
  Zeus seated, holding an Eagle in his outstretched hand
Size:
  about 26 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:  Very Fine 

               SOLD   $169 plus shipping

 

 

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#6240: SILVER Tetradrachm-320 BC, Macedonian Empire - Philip III, Bother of Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !!

Historical Context: See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip III as Herakles (Hercules). He is wearing a Lion Skin. The Lion Skin is from the Nemeaen Lion killed by Hercules with his bare hands.
Rev:
  Zeus seated, holding an Eagle in his outstretched hand
Size:
  about 26 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter and twice as thick)
Condition:  about Very Fine 

             SOLD   $149 plus shipping

 

 

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#6439: Bronze Coin - AE23, APAMEIA, 90 BC
Zeus / Artemis
Roman Controlled Colony !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in Apameia, Phrygia (North Eastern area of the Mediterranean) about 133 to 48 BC.  Apameia was founded by Antiochus I and named after his mother, Apama.  Apameia became an trade and transport city being centrally located to many travel routes through Phrygia. 

Obv:  Zeus 
Rev:
  Artemis Anaitis (local version of Artemis) 
Size:
  about 23 mm (slightly larger than a US Nickel and thicker)
Condition:  about Very Fine/Fine, Great Patina 

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#10726: Bronze Coin - AE23, APAMEIA, 2nd Century BC
Tyche (Greek Goddess of Good Luck)
Roman Controlled Colony !!

Historical Context: This coin was minted in Apameia, Phrygia (North Eastern area of the Mediterranean) about 133 to 48 BC.  Apameia was founded by Antiochus I and named after his mother, Apama.  Apameia became an trade and transport city being centrally located to many travel routes through Phrygia. 

Obv:  Tyche (Greek Goddess of Good Luck)
Rev:
  Warrior Advancing
Size:
  about 16 mm (slightly smaller than a US Dime and thicker)
Condition:  about Very Fine/Fine, Even Patina 

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#8078: Bronze Coin - AE16, Macedonia, 
220 to 178 BC
Perseus in Winged Cap
Reign of Philip V

Obv:  Zeus Perseus wearing Winged Cap 
Rev:
  Oak Wreath and Club of Herakles (Hercules) 
Size:
  about 16 mm (slightly larger than a US Dime and thicker)
Condition:  Fine/Very Fine, Great Patina 

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#10947: Bronze Coin - AE10, Troas, Scepsis
400 to 310 BC
Winged Horse

Obv:  Forepart of Winged Horse in Cornucopia 
Rev:
 Fir Tree in Incuse Square
Size:
  about 10 mm (about 1/2 the diameter of a US Penny)
Condition:  Very Fine plus, Great Patina 

               SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping

 

#10954: Bronze Coin - AE24, Seleukeia (Cilicia)
2nd to 1st Century BC
Refers to Military Victory by the Seleukids (probably over Romans)

Obv:  Athena in Corinthian Helmet  
Rev:
 Nike placing wreath (Ref: Military Victory)
Size:
  about 24 mm (about the diameter of a US Quarter)
Condition:  Very Fine, Nice Patina 

               SOLD   $79.95 plus shipping

 

#10952: Bronze Coin - AE18, Perge, Pamphylia
2nd Cent BC

Obv:  Artemis 
Rev:
 Artemis standing with Bow and Stag 
Size:
  about 18 mm (about the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:  Fine plus, uneven Patina 

               SOLD    $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#11123: CELTIC Drachm – 1st Cent BC

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the CELTICS around the reign of Philip II of the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE (494 - 168 BC). Philip II was the father of ALEXANDER THE GREAT. The CELTS originated in northern Europe (Germany and France) and dispersed over all of northern Europe. They were formable warriors who served as mercenaries. In the 2nd Century BC, they controlled all of northern Europe (Ireland to Spain). Their coinage often copies that of their Greek neighbors probably because they did not use coins internally, but used them primarily for trade. Original Celtic art is very abstract. Their coins follow that abstract concept. The Celts were ultimately overcome by the Romans in the first century AD.

Obv:  Head, Celtic Stylized 
Rev:  Horse running, Celtic Stylized 
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter and weighs about 1.3 grams (almost the size of a US Dime but thinner)
Condition:
  Very Fine, deep toning

         SOLD $199 plus shipping

 

 

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#10810: ARGOLIS, Argos SILVER Triobol – 2nd Century BC,

Historical Context:  Ancient Argolis (sometimes called 'the Argolid') occupied the eastern part of the Peloponnesus, primarily the Argolid peninsula, together with the coastal region to the east of Arcadia, and north of Laconia.  Argolis took its name from the principle city of the region during the Archaic and Classical periods, Argos.  Argolis is discussed in the "catalogue of ships" of the Iliad, without being given that explicit name, but the major cities of the region are listed together under the leadership of Diomedes. There is a modern prefecture of Greece of the same name, occupying a smaller area than the ancient region.

Obv:  Forepart of Wolf
Rev:  Large "A", Wolf Head Below 
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime)
Weight:  2.4 grams
Condition:
  Very Fine/Very Fine +

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#9443: AE20 - 2nd and 1st Cent BC, 
Apollo / Homer, The Poet
Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Smyrna, Ionia in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. 

Obv:  Young Apollo
Rev:
  Homer, The poet, Seated with Scrolls
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 2-3 times as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine, some porousity

             SOLD   $49.95  plus shipping
               

 

#10711: Small Bronze Coin - AE11 - 2nd Cent BC, 
Gorgon / Owl
Kamarina, Sicily

Interesting Type !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Smyrna, Ionia in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. 

Obv:  Gorgon
Rev:
  Owl
Diameter:
  11 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#10712: Small Bronze Coin - AE12 - 2nd Cent BC, 
Athena / Bow
Pergamon, Mysia

 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Smyrna, Ionia in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. 

Obv:  Athena
Rev:
  Bow
Diameter:
  12 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

           SOLD   $59.95  plus shipping

 

#0435: SILVER Hemidrachm - 2nd Cent BC, 
CAPPADOCIA  --  Ariarathes VI

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Cappadocia (Eastern Turkey) during the 2nd century BC.   

Obv:  Ariarathes VI
Rev:
  Athena holding Victory
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

           SOLD    $79.95  plus shipping

 

9582.JPG (41901 bytes) #9582: SILVER Hemidrachm - 1st Cent BC, 
CAPPADOCIA  --  Ariobarzanes I

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in Cappadocia (Eastern Turkey) during the 1st  century BC.   

Obv:  Ariobarzanes I
Rev:
  Athena holding Victory
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

           SOLD   $79.95  plus shipping

 

 

#11140: CELTIC SILVER Tetradrachm - 140 BC, GOD of WINE !! and HERAKLES NAKED!!  Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  DIONYSOS, The God of Wine
Rev:
  HERAKLES holding a LION SKIN (over his left shoulder) and CLUB (to his right). Herakles (Roman Hercules) was the mythical son of Zeus, known for his famous labors
Diameter:
  34 mm (1 3/8 in) diameter (almost the size of a US SILVER DOLLAR)
Condition:
  Fine

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#11541: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm - 140 BC, GOD of WINE !! and HERAKLES NAKED!!  Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in THASOS. Thasos was a Thracian Island in Northern Greece. It was famous for its gold mines, but also as a center for cult worship of Dionysos, Greek God of Wine. The island was first under the control of the Phoenicians then it fell to the Persians and finally the Greeks. Following the death of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman province, the output went to the Thracian mints in Maroneia and Thasos for coin production. This coin is one of those coins.

Obv:  DIONYSOS, The God of Wine
Rev:
  HERAKLES holding a LION SKIN (over his left shoulder) and CLUB (to his right). Herakles (Roman Hercules) was the mythical son of Zeus, known for his famous labors
Diameter:
  34 mm (1 3/8 in) diameter (about the size of a US SILVER DOLLAR)
Condition:
  Fine, Holed at 12:00 on obverse

           BUY NOW   $219  plus shipping

 

#11790: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm - 140 BC, GOD of WINE !! and HERAKLES NAKED!!  Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in THASOS. Thasos was a Thracian Island in Northern Greece. It was famous for its gold mines, but also as a center for cult worship of Dionysos, Greek God of Wine. The island was first under the control of the Phoenicians then it fell to the Persians and finally the Greeks. Following the death of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman province, the output went to the Thracian mints in Maroneia and Thasos for coin production. This coin is one of those coins.

Obv:  DIONYSOS, The God of Wine
Rev:
  HERAKLES holding a LION SKIN (over his left shoulder) and CLUB (to his right). Herakles (Roman Hercules) was the mythical son of Zeus, known for his famous labors
Diameter:
  34 mm (1 3/8 in) diameter (about the size of a US SILVER DOLLAR)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Deep toning

           SOLD   $269  plus shipping

 

 

 

#11845: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm - 140 BC, GOD of WINE !! and HERAKLES NAKED!!  Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in THASOS. Thasos was a Thracian Island in Northern Greece. It was famous for its gold mines, but also as a center for cult worship of Dionysos, Greek God of Wine. The island was first under the control of the Phoenicians then it fell to the Persians and finally the Greeks. Following the death of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman province, the output went to the Thracian mints in Maroneia and Thasos for coin production. This coin is one of those coins.

Obv:  DIONYSOS, The God of Wine
Rev:
  HERAKLES holding a LION SKIN (over his left shoulder) and CLUB (to his right). Herakles (Roman Hercules) was the mythical son of Zeus, known for his famous labors
Diameter:
  34 mm (1 3/8 in) diameter (about the size of a US SILVER DOLLAR)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Slight bend to flan

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#11733: GREEK SILVER Tetradrachm - 140 BC, GOD of WINE !! and HERAKLES NAKED!!  Great Collector Piece !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in THASOS. Thasos was a Thracian Island in Northern Greece. It was famous for its gold mines, but also as a center for cult worship of Dionysos, Greek God of Wine. The island was first under the control of the Phoenicians then it fell to the Persians and finally the Greeks. Following the death of Andriscus and the organization of Macedonia into a Roman province, the output went to the Thracian mints in Maroneia and Thasos for coin production. This coin is one of those coins.

Obv:  DIONYSOS, The God of Wine
Rev:
  HERAKLES holding a LION SKIN (over his left shoulder) and CLUB (to his right). Herakles (Roman Hercules) was the mythical son of Zeus, known for his famous labors
Diameter:
  34 mm (1 3/8 in) diameter (about the size of a US SILVER DOLLAR)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Banker's mark on rev,

           SOLD   $339  plus shipping

 

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