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                                         ANCIENT GREEK COINS (Cont.)

                                                  (In no particular order)

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87. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. Æ 1/2 Unit (16mm, 4.4 gm). Amphipolis mint. Lifetime issue, struck under Antipater, 332-323 BC. Obv: Diademed male head right. Rev: Horse galloping right; "Φ" below. Price 361. Superb EF. Magnificent dark green patina. Very slight abrasion in reverse l. field. Minor earthen deposits. A museum piece!..............(Image) SOLD

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88. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos. 285-246 BC. Æ Hemidrachm (36mm; 33.09 gm; 12h). Tyre mint. Struck circa 249-246 BC. Obv: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; club to left. Weiser 54; Svoronos 103; SNG Copenhagen 494; BMC 66. Superb, dark green/black patina. Struck from exceptionally artistic dies. Some earthen deposits..........................(Image) $1650

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89. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Æ (33mm; 39.69 gm; 12h). Antioch mint. Struck 169-168 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1412; SMA 58; Houghton 117; Houghton II 331; SNG Spaer 978. Dark brown patina. Exceptional for issue, despite obverse flan flaw........................................................................................................(Image) $2450

                        

90. Athens, Attica. Circa 545-525/15 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.44 gm). “Wappenmünzen.” Wheel with four spokes and struts. Rev. rough incuse square. Svoronos 55; Dewing 1567; SNG Copenhagen 7. Rare. Very fine.  .......................................................................................................(Image) $1250

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91. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. Artaxerxes II to Artaxerxes III. Circa 375-340 BC. AR Siglos (16mm, 5.6 gm). Obv: Persian king or hero in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger and bow. Rev: Incuse punch................(Image) $325

                        

92. Ionia, Klazomenai, 480 - 400 BC. Silver Diobol (10mm, 1.03 gm). Obv: Forepart of winged boar right. Rev: Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 6; SNG Munchen 451; SNG Kayhan 334. ex Savoca 90th Blue Auction, Lot #351......................................................................................(Image) $95

 

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93. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.1 g, 12h). Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 319-305 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms in left field and below throne. Price 1973. Apparent roughnesses are horn silver deposits..............................(Image) SOLD

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94. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.4 gm). Magnesia mint. Struck circa 325-323 BC. (Lifetime issue). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Bucranium in l. field; spearhead in r. field. Price 1935..(Image) SOLD

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95. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 4.27 gm, 2h). Miletos mint. Struck under Philoxenos, circa 325-323 BC. (Lifetime issue). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; monogram in left field. Price 2090; ADM I Series I 86 ; SNG Alpha Bank 629–32; SNG Saroglos 771. Near FDC, iridescent tone.................................(Image) $750

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96. PONTOS, Amisos. Late 5th-4th century BC. AR Siglos – Drachm (22mm, 5.39 gm, 6h). Obv: Head of Hera left, wearing ornate polos. Rev: Eagle with spread wings standing facing on shield; grain ear to outer left, sword in sheath to outer right, AP-IΣ (magistrate) across field, ΠEIPA below. Malloy 1m; RG 1; SNG BM Black Sea 1054 var. (kerykeion to outer left); SNG Copenhagen 121; SNG von Aulock –; HGC 7, 229. Good VF. Die break at Hera's chin..(Image) $650

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97.  SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BC). AR Drachm (18mm, 4.00 gm, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 170 (143/2 BC). Radiate and diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his right hand, left hand on bow set on ground to right; monogram between feet, OP (date) and ΣTA in exergue. SC 2002.2e; SMA 248; HGC 9, 1036a; DCA 182; Sunrise 207. Lightly toned. Good VF, except for ancient abrasions on right side reverse legends and exergue. Flan crack.............................................(Image) $325

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98. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos (144-142 BC.). AR Drachm (19mm, 3.80 gm. 11h). Apamea mint, circa 143/2 BC. Obv: Radiate and diademed head right, monogram to l. Rev: Legend as preceding coin. Apollo seated left on omphalos; monogram between feet. (ΘΞΡ) ΣTA in ex. SC 2011.2 var. aEF. Small chips on edge. Minor flan crack...............................(Image) $325 

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99. Seleukid Kings of Syria. Antiochos VII AR Drachm (18mm, 4.1 gm,12h). Tarsos mint, circa 138-129 BC. Obv: Diademed bust right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY on right, EYEΡΓETOY on left, Sandan standing atop winged lion; monograms ΛY, with ME below, to outer left. SNG Spaer -; SC 2058.1a; SNG Lockett 3163. 4.13g, 18mm, 12h. VF/VF+. Very Rare........................(Image) SOLD

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100. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 420-360 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.19 gm. 4h). Obv: Warrior (Mopsos) on horseback to left, brandishing spear. Rev: Boar running left; c/m: bull walking right. SNG France 25 (var, no circles on boar).....................................................................................................(Image) $145

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101.  ATTICA, Athens. Circa 566-490 BC. AR heavy obol (9mm, 0.80 gm, 9h).  Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye (vs. eye in profile of later issues). Rev: ΑΘ(Ε), Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig behind; all within incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Kroll 13; HGC 4, 1665.........(Image) $525

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102. THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 340-320 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.2 gm.). Obv: Heifer standing left on dolphin, ΠΥ above. Rev: Quadripartite stippled incuse punch. SNG BMC Black Sea 36-41; Dewing 1282-1285..(Image) SOLD

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103. Cilicia, Satraps. Datames. Tarsos, 378-372 BC. AR Obol. (0.8 gm, 10mm, 7h.) Obv: Diademed head of female (Aphrodite?) right. Rev: Bearded male head right, wearing crested Attic helmet, drapery around neck; TRKMW (in Aramaic) to right. Casabonne Series 1; Göktürk 25; SNG BN 278–81; SNG Levante 81. Obverse surface roughness, Rev: Good VF, toned. Slight soil deposits. Die break above helmeted figure................................................................(Image) $75

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104. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. Second Reign, 130-125 BC. AR Drachm (17mm; 3.80 gm; 12h). Antioch mint. Struck circa 129/8 BC. Obv: Diademed, bearded head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in right hand, scepter in left; two monograms in exergue. SNG Spaer 2164; SMA -; Houghton 287. VF. Toned. Scarce....................................................................................................(Image) $375

                                                   

105. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-285 BC. AE (13mm; 1.40 gm; 2h). Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Obv: Nike, blowing trumpet and holding stylis, standing left on prow of galley left. Rev: Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, preparing to throw trident; BA to left; to right, monogram above Δ (legend, control mark); HGC 3, 1031 var. (same). Cf Newell 62; cf. AMNG III pg. 181, 7; SNG Copenhagen__; SNG Alpha Bank__. Black patina. Two very small hard green deposits on obverse. VF. A major auction house writes: "This bronze bears the canonical types found in the ubiquitous early tetradrachms of Demetrios. The issue is missing from most collections, and this variety appears to be unpublished in the standard references." See their coin with 20 bids, price realized (without buyers fee) and comments at
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Our coin is in much better condition. VERY RARE............................
(Image) $445

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106. EUBOEA, Histiaea. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.4 gm, 12h). Obv: Head of Maenad right, wearing wreath of ivy. Rev: Bull standing right before grape vine; monogram before. ΙΣΤΙ in ex. BCD 374 (same reverse die); SNG Cop. 516. aEF. Ex Slocum coll., Athens, 1954. Charming...(Image) SOLD

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107. CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 425-400 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.63 gm, 5h). Obv: Horse prancing right. Rev: Goat kneeling left, head reverted. KE above goat. SNG Levante 29; SNG France 116; SNG von Aulock 5643.............(Image) $275

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108. CARIA, Kindya. Circa 500 BC. AR Samian Tetrobol (11mm; 1.86 gm). Obv: Head of Ketos (sea monster) left.  Rev: Stellate pattern within latticed frame in incuse. Kagan/Kritt, "The Coinage of Kindya," NC 1995, 1-3; Rosen 617 (Uncertain Caria). Superb EF, excellent head of a Ketos with pointed ear, long snout, pinnate mane,  toothed jaws agape and protruding tongue. Note: Two major auction houses, CNG and Roma, are now attributing this issue to Halikarnasos, Caria. Ex Edward  Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts..........(Image) $495

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109. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Hemi-Stater – Siglos (16mm; 5.33 gm). Sardes mint. Obv: Confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Rev: Two incuse squares. Berk 23; Traité I 411, pl. X, 11; Sunrise 11. Good VF, smooth surfaces. Slightly toned. Rare hemi-stater under Kroisos. Per a major auction firm: "The rare hemistaters of Kroisos should not be confused with the common later Persian sigloi of Kroiseid type, which are struck at the same weight, but have a highly stylized lion and bull.".............................(Image) $5450

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110. RARE ARCHAIC MENDE TETROBOL. MACEDON, Mende. Circa 510-480 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.64 gm). Obv: Ithyphallic Ass standing right. Rev: Mill-sail incuse of five parts. SNG ANS 302. Very rare....................(Image) $2950

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111. IONIA, Miletos. Circa 250-190 BC. Hemidrachm (17 mm; 2.43 gm;  12h). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left. Rev: Lion standing left, head right; MI monogram to left, "T" below; eight pointed star above. In ex., Magistrate ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ. SNG Cop 988. Rarely encountered magistrate.........(Image) $325

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112. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. Circa 122 -91 BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 4.17 gm, 12h). Ekbatana mint. Struck circa 109-96/5 BC. Obv: Diademed bust left. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΣ Arsakes I seated right on throne, holding bow. Sellwood 27.2; Shore 86.........(Image) $125

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113. "From the time of Cleopatra VII."
ACHAIA, Patrai. Circa 35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.2 gm, 2h). Obv: Head of Aphrodite right, wearing stephanos. Rev: ΔA/MACIAC (Damasias, son of Agesilaus, magistrate) in two lines above Patrai monogram; all within wreath.  BCD Peloponnesos 525-8. Good VF, slightly toned. Struck before substantial wear affected this die, as seen on the BCD example.
CNG wrote " The date of the issue, in the mid-30s BC, suggests that the issue was made in conjunction with Mark Antony’s preparations for his incipient war with Octavian. The head of Aphrodite may also have the features of Cleopatra VII, as many issues in the region at this time used her likeness in an attempt to flatter the wealthy queen (in fact, another issue of Patrai, BCD Peloponnesos 531-531, were overt issues in the name of Cleopatra)."................
(Image) $1225 

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114. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Perikles. Circa 380-360 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.61 gm). Obv: Facing lion’s scalp. Rev: Triskeles within shallow incuse. Lycian letters "Perikle" between legs of triskeles. SNG von Aulock 4254. aEF. ...............................................................................................................(Image) $575

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115. LYCIA, Pseudo-Lycian League, Phaselis. after 168 BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.78 gm, 2h). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo, r. Rev: ΦΑΣΗΛ(Ι) above Lyre in shallow incuse square, thunderbolt to left and torch on the right. Troxell S. 63. 53. Toned. aEF. Magnificent art work. Far superior than normal for this mint during this period...............................................................................(Image) $2200 

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116. MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip III Arrhidaeus (323-317 BC). Kolophon, ca. 323-319 BC. AR Drachm (17mm; 4.25 gm, 12h). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram in left field. Price P46. A lovely specimen, benefiting from dies of exceptional style and powerfully struck. Fine Style. Slightly gray toning and EF!...................................................................................................(Image) $425

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117. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 4.11 gm, 1h). Seleukeia on the Tigris II mint, second workshop. Struck circa 296/5 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Athena in quadriga of horned elephants right, brandishing spear and shield; anchor above. Bell below neck of nearest elephant, T-within-A monogram below anchor and to right of Athena's shield, SC 131.4? Note Θ (?) below elephant trunks, just above exergual line? A new variety? Some "horn silver" deposits............(Image) $950

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118. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.91 gm, 1h). Soloi mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos; (Σ)A to outer left O(N) to outer right. SC 1304; HGC 9, 582a. VF. Some surface crystallization, flaking and roughness; flan crack. VF+ for wear........................................................................(Image) $225

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119. PISIDIA, Selge. Circa 400-333 BC. AR Obol (9mm; 0.80 gm; 12h). Obv: Gorgoneion facing. Rev: Helmeted head of Athena right. Astragalos high and to the left of her helmet. "X" to left with spearhead below? The spear is a common representation on these coins of Selge. However, one reference cites [to left]: "astragalos above uncertain symbol. SNG France 1948–54 var. (symbol); SNG Ashmolean 1552–3." To this writer, the uncertain symbol is the "X" with spearhead below. VF+..........................................................................(Image) $125

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120. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Sppntaza. Circa 450-430/20 BC. AR Tetrobol (14 mm, 2.7 gm). Obv: Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin. Rev: Tetraskeles surrouded by Lycian letters for " Sppntaza," all  within dotted square border and square incuse. Traité 11-12 (diobol and tetrobol); Falghera -; SNG Copenhagen ___; SNG Copenhagen Supp. ___; BMC___-; SNG von Aulock___; Klein___; Rosen___. VF/EF. Extremely rare..................................(Image) $1495

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121. THESSALY, The Oetaei. Circa 400-344 BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.7 gm, 5h). Obv: Head of lion 3/4 left with spear in mouth. Rev: ΧΩΑΤΙΟ to left of Herakles standing facing, head turned slightly r. holding club in both hands. BMC Thessaly pg. 37, 1; SNG Cop. 176. Slight toning. Surface roughness on the obverse and a few spots on the reverse  VF/VF+. Rare....................(Image) SOLD

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122. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. Struck under Antigonos I, Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.17 gm, 7h). Lampsakos mint. Struck c. 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ behind throne, Zeus seated left; amphora in left field, ME monogram below throne. Price 1417; ADM II Series XIII. EF............................................................................(Image) $275

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123. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.17 gm, 12h, 17mm). Lampsakos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev:  ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; mouse right in left field. Price 1427; Müller 654. VF..................(image) $175

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124. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17 mm, 4.2 gm, 12h). Struck at an unknown mint, probably in western Asia Minor c. 323-280 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev:  ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; caduceus in l. field, monogram under throne. P. 2754; SNG Cop 971; Müller 210 (Pelagonia Mint). VF. Scarce.........(Image) SOLD

                        

125. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (18 mm, 4.12 gm, 6h). Sardes mint, 
c. 323-319 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev:  ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below throne. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; torch in l. field, "A" under throne. Not listed in Price, but similar to Price 2637, but Price's example lacks  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below throne. Müller___.  UNIQUE, per an expert on Alexander III coins. VF.........(Image) $245

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