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                                         ANCIENT GREEK COINS (Cont.)

                                                 (In no particular order)

 

                    

325. ISLANDS off ATTICA,  Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Stater (12.15 gm, 19mm). "T-back turtle", turtle with head in profile, "trefoil" collar, pellets running down its shell. Rev: Large incuse square of skew pattern. Milbank pl. 1, 13; Dewing 1674; BMC Attica pg. 132, 85; SNG Copenhagen 507. Near EF. Well struck. Slight roughness on peak of shell. Iridescence in some recesses. From Knobloch, ex Stanton collection..........................................(Image) $6250

                     

326. Aegina. c. 380-360 BC. Stater, 12.1 gm., 22mm. Obv: Land tortoise. Rev: Skew pattern incuse with five segments. SNG Munchen 566-7. SNG Copenhagen Suppl. 264. Dewing 1686. SNG Lockett 1995. Struck in high relief on a large broad flan. aEF with areas of iridescence. Oslo Mynthandel AS Auction #7, 1981, Lot #226 (this coin)............................................(Image) $5,500

                     

327. Another. 12.1 gm, 20mm..........................................................(Image) $3250

                     

328. Another. 12.2 gm, 20mm. Ex Edward Gans............................(Image) $1950

                     

329. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.2 gm, 6h, 25mm).
Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Near EF..........................................................(Image) $3750

                     

330.  ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.1 gm, 12h, 25mm). Full crest! Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Ex Knobloch "Transitional style." Roughness on upper r. on reverse..................................................(Image) $3450

                     

331. ATTICA, Athens. c. 430s-420s BC. AR Drachm (4.3 gm, 9h, 15mm).Obv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves and palmette turned upwards. Rev. Owl standing right with head facing; to left, olive spray; all within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 41. Attractively toned with some iridescence. Obv slightly off center.VF+...........(Image) $3450

                     

332. Antiochos III, "The Great." 223-187 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.56 gm, 12h, 30mm). Antioch on the Orontes mint, circa 223-213 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev:Apollo seated l. on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monograms to outer l. WSM 1045, SC 1042.3a; HGC 9, 447u. VF+....................(Image) $2250

                     

333. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.27 gm, 1h, 32mm). Antioch mint. Struck 169-164 BC. Obv: Laureate and bearded head of Zeus with features of Antiochos right, within fillet border. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKHΦOPOY, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in left hand, scepter in right. SNG Spaer 1003; Le Rider, Antioche, Series IIIA, 247 (A24/P173); Mrkholm Series III, 14 (A22/P93); SMA 63. aEF/EF...(Image) $7450

                     

334. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes Grypos AR Tetradrachm (16.48 gm, 12h. 32mm) Sidon, SE 193 = 120-19 BC. Obv: Diademed head of Antiochos right within fillet border. Rev: ΒAΣΙΛEΩΣ ΑNTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Zeus Ouranios, naked, standing facing, head to left, holding star in outstretched hand and long scepter, ΣΙ ΙΕΡ above ΑΣ, and monogram in left field, ΓΡΡ in exergue (first P retrograde); all within laurel wreath border. Houghton/Lorber, SC 2298.1. Superb, toned EF...............................................................................(Image) $2800

                     

335.  Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (4.0 gm, 1h, 18mm). Uncertain mint in Euboia. Struck circa 290-287 BC. Obv: Diademed and horned head right. Rev: Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, r. foot on pile of rocks; Α Γ ligate monogram in outer left. Newell 154a; Weber 1257. VF, but rough surfaces. Extremely rare; "three known to Newell, all in museums," but a few more have appeared in recent times................................................(Image) ($475)

                     

336. ELIS, Olympia. 134th-143rd Olympiad. Circa 244-208 BC. AR Drachm (4.52 gm, 7h, 20mm). Obv: Eagle flying right, tearing at hare held in its talons. Rev: Vertical thunderbolt with wings above, volutes below, F-A across field. BCD Olympia 234. Good VF. Ex Knobloch................................................(Image) $1850

                     

337. SICILY, Gela. Circa 480/75-475/70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 gm, 6h, 25mm). Obv: Charioteer driving walking quadriga r.; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. Rev: Forepart of man-headed bull r. within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela 139 (O39/R84); Weber 1317. Ex Edward Gans........(Image) $3250

                     

338. CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 410-375 BC. AR Stater (9.5 gm, 1h, 21mm). Obv: Nude youth, holding whip, dismounting from horse rearing r. Rev: KE, Goat kneeling l., head right.  SNG Levante -; SNG Paris 75 var. EF.......(Image) $3250

                     

339. CILICIA, Kelenderis. Circa 430-420 BC. AR Stater (10.8 gm, 3h, 21mm). Obv: Nude youth, holding whip, dismounting from horse rearing left. "A" below horse. Rev: ΚΕΛ, Goat kneeling left, head right; ivy branch and leaf above. Casabonne type 2; SNG France 53. Obv die a bit worn........(Image) $850

                     

340. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 390-341/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.30 gm, 1h, 23mm) Obv: Head of Kore Soteira left, wearing single-pendant earring, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, two grain ears in hair; ΣΩTEIPA above (weak, but present in full). Rev: Head of lion left, mouth open with tongue protruding; below, tunny left; KY-ZI around, hydria behind. Pixodarus Type 2, Group C; von Fritze II 23, pl. V, 32; SNG France 400-1; SNG von Aulock 7339; SNG Copenhagen 53; SNG Fitzwilliam 4151; Kraay & Hirmer 719. VF+..(Image) $2450

                      

341. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.2 gm, 1h, 30mm). Ainos mint. Struck circa 283/2 BC. Obv; Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros std. on throne l. (monogram on throne), l. arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; to inner left, head of lion left above cult image on throne;  Thompson 257; Mller 119. Splendid. EF. A remarkable, fierce portrait of Alexander the Great. Very Rare.....................................................(Image) $7850

                      

342. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.97 gm, 12h). Lampsakos mint. Struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena std. left, holding Nike, resting arm on shield, spear behind; herm to outer l., monogram to inner l. Thompson 50; Mller 91. aEF. Light scratch under chin...............(Image) SOLD

                      

343. PERSIA. Alexandrine Empire. Circa 322-312 BC. AR Double Shekel (16.1 gm, 9h, 22mm), "Lion stater.". Babylon mint, struck under Mazaeus. Obv: Baal seated left, holding scepter. Rev: Lion walking left; Γ above. cf. BMC #28 Pl. XXII #3; cf.SNG Cop-264. Ex Coin Galleries.....................................(Image) $850

                      

344. KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes II Epiphanes. 149-127 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.90 gm, 11h, 37mm). Dated 159 BE (140/39 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus Stephanophoros standing left; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above monogram and ΘNP monogram (date). RG 40; HGC 7, 642; DCA 443; SNG von Aulock ; SNG Copenhagen ; BMC ; de Luynes 2427 var. (date). Good VF, beautifully toned. Slight metallic ridge (die flaw) to rear of Nikomedes' head and before his jaw; die flaw of excess metal on his nose. Small dent on eagle to left of Zeus. Rare date.................................(Image) $2250

                      

345. KINGS of BITHYNIA. Nikomedes II Epiphanes. 149-127 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.40 gm, 4h, 40mm). Dated 151 BE (151/150 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus Stephanophoros standing left; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above monogram and ANΡ (ligate) date in monogram = year 151).  RG 228, 40; Boston 1384. Dark toning, as in the image above. Rare. aEF.........(Image) $2250

                      

346. CILICIA, Tarsos. Pharnabazos, Satrap of Hellespontine Phrygia. 413-387 BC. AR Stater (10.80 gm, 2h, 24mm). Struck 379-374 BC. Obv: 'BLTRZ' in Aramaic right, Baaltars seated left, holding lotus tipped sceptre in right hand. Rev: 'FRNBZW' in Aramaic left, 'HLK' in Aramaic right, bearded and helmeted male head (Ares?) left. SNG Levante 72; SNG France 251;  SNG Copenhagen Supp. 609; SNG von Aulock 5927. Toned EF....................................(Image) $3150

                      

347. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83 gm, 12h, 30mm). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 300-285 BC. Obv: Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck, tiny Δ behind ear. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram to left. Svoronos 201; SNG Copenhagen 48 corr. (Svoronos reference); BMC 50; Boston MFA ; Noeske 32 var. (same). Ex Edward Gans. EF with magnificent toning. Very rare early issue, none in CoinArchives..(Image) $8500

                      

348. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.7 gm, 12h, 19mm). Timotheos, magistrate. Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right. Rev:Ρ-O, rose with bud to right; term to left, ΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΣ above. SNG Copenhagen 767-8; BMC 150-2; SNG von Aulock 2808. EF, some beautiful light iridescent toning. Ex Edward Gans...........................(Image) $1750

                      

349. Islands off Karia, Rhodos AR Drachm (3.5 gm, 12h, 15mm). c. 229-205. Eukrates, magistrate. Obv: Head of Helios facing slightly r. Rev: EYKPATHΣ / P - O. Rose; tripod to l. Ashton 225; SNG Keckman 559-60. 3.10g, 13mm, 12h. Lightly toned. EF. A little gem............................................................(Image) $950

                       

350. CARTHAGE. Sicilian mint c. 300 BC. AR Tetradrachm, "Siculo-Punic," Attic standard,  (17.17 gm, 10h,  25mm).  Obv. Head of young Heracles right, wearing skin of Nemean lion. Rev: Punic legend below horse's head [= MHMHNT ( am machanat , people of the camp), ] Horses head left; in right field, date-palm with two clusters of dates; border of dots. Ex Frederick Knobloch. Obv not fully struck-up. Beautifully toned. aEF............(Image) $6750

                       

351. IONIA, Smyrna. Circa 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.71 gm, 1h, 34mm). Obv: Turreted head of Tyche right. Rev: ΣMΥΡ / NAIΩN in two lines and monogram within wreath. Milne, Smyrna pg. 275, 5c; BMC Ionia -; SNG Kayhan 592; Milne, Autonomous 165; SNG von Aulock 2162; SNG Copenhagen ;
BMC . Gulbenkian 995. The coin has not been cleaned. The earthen deposits are easily removed with a tooth pick. It has been retained because It enhances the details in a charming way. A simply beautiful coin! Slightly toned and fairly well centered. EF...............................................................................(Image) $8250

                       

352. SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.46 gm, 2h, 24mm). Struck circa 480-475 BC. Obv: Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. Rev: Head of Arethusa right, wearing pearl diadem, four dolphins around, swimming clockwise. Randazzo 328-9 (var.). Superb EF. Ex Goldstone, Boston..................................................................................................(Image) $7750

                        

353. MACEDON, Kings of. Philip II. Circa 359-336 BC. (18mm, 7.86 gm). Obv: Diademed of Apollo right. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth on horseback right. Symbol below horse. Glossy dark black patina..............................................(Image) $45

                        

354. Another. (18mm, 5.34 gm). Rider wears petasos; monogram below horse. Dark green patina......................................................................(Image) $85

                        

355. Another. (18mm, 6.58 gm). Π below horse. Splendid glossy dark black patina, difficult to photograph..............................................................(Image) $125

                        

356. Another. (18mm, 5.32 gm). Λ with dot within, or A below horse. Dark black patina. ...........................................................................................(Image) $70

                        

357. Another. (18mm, 6.59 gm). Spearhead below horse. Dark black patina. A beauty........................................... ......................................................(Image) $125

                        

358. Another. (17mm, 6.28 gm). Apollo and horse and rider left. Uncertain object below horse.................................................................................(Image) $90

                        

359. Another. (18mm, 6.31 gm). Rider wears petasos; monogram below horse. Splendid glossy dark black patina, chipped a bit on Apollo's cheek.......................................................................................................(Image) $125

                        

360. Another. (18mm, 6.59 gm). Spearhead below horse. Another beauty, with splendid glossy black patina difficult to photograph................(Image) $145

                        

361. Another. (17mm, 5.98 gm). Rider wears petasos; monogram below horse. Glossy black patina...................................................................(Image) $110

                        

362. Another. (18mm, 5.13 gm). Rider wears petasos; monogram below horse. Glossy dark black patina...........................................................(Image) $110

                        

363. KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). (18mm, 6.61 gm). Uncertain mint in Macedon. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Club above, quiver and bow below. Ligate KE monogram above. Glossy black patina. Price 316.............................(Image) $120

                        

364. Another. (18mm, 6.20 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Δ, quiver and bow above, club , lightning bolt below. Price 287. Excellent jade green patina......................................................................................................(Image) $155

                        

365. Another. (20mm, 7.75 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, quiver and bow above, club and Φ below. Price 313. Green patina........................................(Image) $65

                        

366. Another. (18mm, 6.35 gm). Rev: B - A, quiver and bow above, club and thunderbolt below. below. Price 376. Glossy black patina................(Image) $135

                        

367. Another. (18mm, 4.49 gm). Obv: Head of Herakles left. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver and bow, below. Not in Price. Like P. 269, but Herakles head left. Very rare with head left and being unlisted. Dark green patina...................................................................(Image) $165

                        

368. Another.  (17mm, 6.93 gm). Obv: Head of Herakles right. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Δ and quiver and bow above; club and grain-ear below. Price 290. Splendid glossy brown-black patina...........................................(Image) $225

                        

369. Another. (18mm, 5.67 gm). Rev: B - A, thunderbolt between, club above and quiver and bow below. Price 375. Black patina...........................(Image) $195

                        

370. Another. (18mm, 6.59 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver, bow, and inverted Δ below. Price 276. Black patina.(Image) $145

                        

371. Another. (18mm, 5.80 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, quiver and bow above, club and Φ below. Price 313. Glossy black patina.............................(Image) $165

                        

372. Another. (18mm, 5.59 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, quiver and bow above, club and Π below. Price 311. Splendid dark green-black patina, but quite rough on Herakles' face...................................................................................(Image) $165

                         

373. Another. (18mm, 5.82 gm). Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club above, quiver and  bow below. No control mark(s).Price 266. Glossy black patina....(Image) $145

                        

374. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III, 1/2 unit (16mm, 3.14 gm). Obv: Macedonian shield, boss decorated with facing gorgoneion. Macedonian helmet; caduceus and monogram to lower left and right. Price 3162 (c. 323-315 BC);........................................................................................................(Image) $65

                        

375. KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC).Struck c. 320 BC. 1/2 Unit (17mm, 4.01 gm).. Miletos or Mylasa. Obv: Macedonian shield with gorgoneion on boss. Rev: B - A. Helmet; double axe to left; K to right. Price 2064...............................................................................................(Image) $95

                        

376. Another. (17mm, 3.69 gm)........................................................(Image) $55

                        

377. Philip III. Arrhidaios, 323 - 317 BC. AE (18mm, 5.79 gm). Uncertain mint in Macedon. Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion skin, r. Rev: horse with rider, r. ΦΙ in field to left, BA below. Countermark: caduceus. Price P 2a....(Image) $135

                        

378.  Another. (20mm, 6.08 gm).......................................................(Image) $150

                        

379. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As Regent, 317-305 BC. Unit (20mm, 3.27 gm). Pella or Amphipolis mint. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Lion reclining right; Λ to right. SNG Alpha Bank 88.......(Image) $110

                        

380. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. 319-297 BC. (18mm, 4.92 gm). Struck 305-297 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Tripod; monogram in left field, SNG Copenhagen 1162. aEF, but surface roughness........................................................................(Image) $275

                        

381. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. (15mm, 4.43 gm). Pella mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with monogram of Demetrios in central boss. Rev: ΒΑΣΙ below Macedonian helmet. Newell 132; SNG Alpha Bank 969. Fine black patina................................................................(Image) $165

                        

382. Another.  (17mm, 3.63 gm)......................................................(Image) $55

                        

382. KINGS OF MACEDON. District Bottiaia. Time of Philip V and Perseus (187-168 BC). (17 mm, 5.44 gm). Pella mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with whirl on boss. Rev: MAKEΔONΩN. split to right and left. Macedonian helmet left; monogram below, left. AMNG 152. Extremely rare..........................(Image) $295

                        

383. Philip V and son Perseus, autonomous coinage.185 - 168 BC. (22mm, 7.00gm). Obv: Horned head of the rivergod Strymon, facing slightly right, wearing reed crown. Rev: MAKE/ΔΟΝΩΝ, split across center field; Artemis standing right holding long torch; monograms on either side. AMNG III, 34. Extremely rare, but in only "Fair" condition....................................(Image) $120

                        

384. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. Unit (7.86 g, 8h). Struck circa 186-183/2 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: BA, two goats recumbent right; Φ and grain ear to the right below. Mamroth, Bronzemnzen 14c; Touratsoglou, Macedonia 14; SNG Mnchen 1163; SNG.Cop:1250. Dark green patina....................................................(Image) $130

                        

385. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. (20mm, 8.43 gm).. Uncertain mint, struck  c. 183/2-179. Obv: Bearded head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev:  Harpa; ΔΙ monogram above; all within wreath. Mamroth, Bronzemnzen 25a; SNG Alpha Bank 1116-9. EF. Splendid dark green patina.......(Image) $395

                        

386. KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. (18mm, 3.28 gm). Uncertain mint in Macedon. Obv: Head of the hero Perseus right, wearing winged Phrygian helmet. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY. Horse prancing right. SNG Alpha Bank 1063-6; Lind. 1322; SNG Cop 1239.............................................(Image) $130

                        

387. Another. (18mm, 3.73 gm)........................................................(Image) $80

                        

388. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. (20mm, 6.75 gm).  Obv: Bearded head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath. Rev: B-A, rider on horseback right, raising right hand in salute; monogram and Φ below. SNG Mnchen 1166-1168 var. (monogram below); SNG Alpha Bank__....................(Image) $185

                        

389. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. (24mm, 12.08 gm, 11h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 188/7-179 BC. Obv: Radiate head of Helios right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, winged thunderbolt; monogram above and two monograms below; all within wreath.  SNG Alpha Bank 1113 var. (lower monograms). Splendid, glossy dark green patina.............................(Image) $395

                        

390. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. (17mm, 3.91 gm). Uncertain mint. After 290 BC. Obv: Head of Demetrios r., wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev: Prow r.; monogram below. Newell 172......(Image) $75

                        

391. KINGS of BITHYNIA. Prusius I and II. 228-149 BC. (22mm, 4.08 gm). Obv: Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath. Rev: Centaur Cheiron walking right, playing lyre; monogram beneath leg. SNG Copenhagen 640. VF/Good VF. Beautiful green patina....................................................(Image) $225

                        

392. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Serrate (16mm, 3.57 g, 12h). Struck 175-circa 173/2 BC. Obv: Veiled and diademed bust right of Laodike IV; monogram behind her head. Rev: Elephants head left; Δ above elephants trunk; below, prow left. BMC 4. 43, 3 (var). Good Fine/VF. Black patina with earthen highlights. Scarce......................(Image) $165

                        

393. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. (33mm, 36.13 gm, 12h). Antioch mint. Struck 169-168 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus-Serapis right, wearing tainia with Osiris crown at tip. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1413; SMA 59; Houghton 118-20; SNG Spaer 979-80; Laffaille 572. Reddish film/deposits over dark brown patina. VF+.........................................(Image) $950

                        

394. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios I Soter. 162-150 BC. Unit (20 mm, 6.03 gm, 12h). Tyre mint. Dated SE 159 (154/3 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Stern of Phoenician pentekonter(galley) right; date LΘNΡ above, LTsR in Phoenician in ex. SC 1672; SNG Spaer 1327; Newell 52.(Image) $145

                        

395. SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I (162-150 BC). serrate (20mm, 8.45 gm). Obv: Bust of Artemis right, behind, bow and quiver. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ, Bow and quiver. Houghton, CSE 170..........................(Image) $70

                        

396. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. (18mm, 4.68 gm, 12h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 184 (129/8 BC). Obv: Diademed, bearded head right. Rev: Apollo standing left, holding arrow and grounded bow; [control to outer right], ΔΠP (date) in exergue. SC 2183; HGC 9, 1134.........................................................................................................(Image) $75

                        

397. Kings of Thrace. Kavaros (c. 230/25-218 BC). (18mm, 4.24 gm, 12h). Kabyle. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo r. Rev: Nike standing l., holding wreath; monogram before. SNG BM Black Sea 194; SNG Stancomb 304......(Image) $40

                        

398. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Tryphon. Circa 142-138 BC. (17.5mm, 4.70 g., 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TPYΦΩNOΣ [AYTO]KPATOPOΣ, spiked Macedonian helmet with cheek guards, adorned with wild goats horn above visor; aphlaston to inner left. SC 2034.2a; Seyrig p. 23, 22; HGC 9, 1055; Sunrise__.................(Image) $65

                        

399. Another. (19mm, 4.84 g., 11h)....................................................(Image) $75

                        

400. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC
AE 15, serrate. Obv: Bust of Laodike IV, vieled and diademed. Rev: Elephant head left. For type, see Sear 6972; Hoover 592....................................(Image) $30

                        

401. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. (15mm, 3.14 gm, 12h). Antioch mint. First reign at Antioch, 121/0-113 BC. Obv: Bust of Artemis right, [quiver] over shoulder. Rev: Apollo standing left, holding bow and arrow; (I)E to left. SC 2301.................(Image) $55

                        

402. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. (18mm, 4.35 gm). Antioch mint. Obv: Diademed and radiate head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines to right, EΠIΦANOYΣ to left; Eagle standing left; Δ in outer left field; KP(retrograde)P (date), with control/object to right, in exergue. See SG 7154 for type....................(Image) $65

                        

403. Another, similar. (19mm, 5.69 gm)............................................(Image) $85

                        

404. KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes II the Great. 95-56 BC. Chalkous (19mm, 6.51 gm, 12h). Tigranocerta mint. Struck circa 69-55 BC. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing tiara with star between two eagles. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand; Δ over M in left field. CCA 116.........................................................................................(Image) $185

                        

405.  SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Chalkis ad Libanon. Ptolemaios, tetrarch. 85-40 BC. (19mm, 7.78 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: The Dioskouroi standing facing, each holding a spear; date to right. For type, see SNG Copenhagen 413; Herman, "The Coins of the Ituraeans," in INR 1 (2006), 1; BMC 80; SG 5897...............................................................................(Image) $75

                     

405a. Another, 19mm, 5.74 gm, 12h......................................................(Image) $60

                        

406. Another. 19mm, 6.27 gm...............................................................(Image) $65

                        

406a. Another. 18mm, 4.84 gm, 11h.....................................................(Image) $80

                       

406b. Another. 19mm, 5.10 gm,12h. Date LM visible in r. rev. field....(Image) $95

                        

407. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Perikles. Circa 380-360 BC. (13mm, 2.45 gm). Obv: Horned head of Pan left. Rev: Triskeles, Lycian letters around. Falghera 219-23; SNG von Aulock 4257-8..................................................................(Image) $135

                        

408.  Mysia, Adramytion. Orontas/Orantes. Satrap of Mysia, ca. 357-352 B.C. AE (11 mm, 1.84 gm, 9h). Laureate head of Zeus right / OP(ONTA), forepart of Pegasos right. Type as: Troxell, Orontes 2; SNG France 1163........(Image) $160

                        

409. MYSIA, Astyra. Tissaphernes. Circa 400-395 BC. Chalkous (11mm, 0.95 gm, 7h). Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: Tissaphernes on horseback right. ΤΙΣ to left, Σ above. Winzer 6.3; SNG France__; Klein 255.......(Image) $145

                        

410. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Litra (23mm, 8.35 gm, 1h). Period 4, circa 295 BC. ΣΩTEIΡA, head of Artemis Soteria right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder / AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOS, winged thunderbolt. Calciati II pg. 279, 142/25; SNG ANS 708; Favorito 34. Roughness on jaw and neck of  Artemis.......................(Image) $525

                        

411. KINGS of THRACE. Seuthes III, king of the Odrysai. Circa 323-316 BC. (21mm, 6.93 gm). Obv: Bearded head r. of Seuthes. Rev: ΣΕΥΘOΥ, horseman r., wreath below. SNG BMC Black Sea 317; SNG Stancomb 295......(Image) $325

                        

412. KINGS of THRACE. Seuthes III, king of the Odrysai. Circa 323-316 BC. (29mm, 5.84 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Horseman riding right; star below left leg of horse. Overstruck on a coin of Alexander III, club, bow and quiver reverse type, obliterating rider here. Peter p. 182; Topalov 116; Dimitrov group B; SNG Copenhagen 1073.........................................(Image) $325

                        

413. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. Unit (18mm, 4.37 gm, 9h). In the name of Alexander III. Miletos mint. Struck under Asandros, circa 323-319 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: Horseman riding right; labrys and monogram to left, monogram below. Price 2131; ADM I, Series VIII. Glossy black patina...............................................................................(Image) $185

                        

414. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. (18mm, 3.29 gm, 3h). Pella or Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 271/0-239 BC. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: B - A, Pan standing right, erecting trophy; Macedonian helmet  and TI to left, monogram between legs, wreath to right. SNG Alpha Bank 1017 var. (no TI); SNG Mnchen 1090.....................(Image) $75

                        

415. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. (17mm, 4.25 gm). Carrhaes mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with central Gorgon head. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, elephant walking right; WSM 789..........(Image) $45

                        

416. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Serrate (15mm, 2.68 gm, 12h). Ptolemas (Ake) mint. Struck 175-circa 173/2 BC. Obv: Veiled and diademed bust right of Laodike IV; monogram behind her head. Rev: Elephants head left; uncertain control-mark above elephant's trunk, prow below. SC 1477; cf. SNG Spaer 1017-40 (control-mark uncertain)......(Image) $95

                        

417. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 145-142 BC. (19mm, 6.57 gm, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck mid 143(?)-circa 142 BC. Obv: Diademed and radiate head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ [ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ), elephant standing left, holding torch in trunk; to right, ΣΤΑ above palm branch.SC 2006; HGC 9, 1043........................(Image) $195

                        

418. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 145-142 BC. (17mm, 8.60 gm, 12h). Obv: Radiate and diademed head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ, Amphora.  For type, see SMA -; SNG Spaer 1806; cf. Houghton 244-245.......................................................(Image) $65

                        

419. SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Demetrios I (162-150 BC). serrate (21mm, 8.27 gm, 12h). Obv: Bust of Artemis right; behind, bow and quiver. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ. Bow and quiver. Houghton, CSE 170........(Image) $125

                        

420. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Tryphon. Circa 142-138 BC. (19mm, 5.28 gm, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TPYΦΩNOΣ [A]YTOKPAT[OPOΣ], spiked Macedonian helmet with cheek guards, adorned with wild goats horn above visor; ΑΣΚ to inner left. SC 2039; HGC 9, 1061..................................................................................(Image) $150

                        

421. Pontos, uncertain mint: 12, under Mithradates VI, ca. 120-100 BC. (12mm,  1.94gm). Obv: Horse head right; star of eight points on lower portion. Rev: Comet moving left, displaying curved tail. SNG BM Black Sea 984; Lindgren III, 154.
This coin has not been explained by major references as to what is represented. One source has posited that "Roman sources note that when Mithradates VI was born, and again when he began his reign, a comet shown for 70 days. The horse and star may refer to a Hippeus comet (or "Horse Star" comet)." This type coin is discussed in The Celator magazine of June 1997.Soil deposits. SNG Cop__; von Aulock__; BMC__...................................(Image) $395

                        

422. Another, less worn. (11mm,  1.28gm).....................................(Image) $425

                        

423. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. (21mm, 5.51 gm). Obv: Head of hero Perseus r., wearing petasos surmounted by griffin's head; harp over shoulder. Rev: B - A, Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head r. (star in ex.). Cf. SNG Alpha Bank 1142; cf. SNG Copenhagen 1275.........(Image) $175

                        

424. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. (15mm, 3.12 gm, 2h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy. Rev: Elephant standing left; monogram to right. SC 1791.1; HGC 9, 919.............................................................................................(Image) $95

                        

425. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos). 114/3-95 BC. (18mm, 5.88 gm, 3h). Antioch mint. Dated SE 199 (114/3 BC). Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ ANTIOXOY/ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt;  Θ(retrograde P)P (date) below thunderbolt to right; monogram and (anchor?) in exergue. NOTE: some catalogers depict the thunderbolt vertically, hence devices are described in different locations. SC 2364.1g (anchor?); HGC 9, 1248 (anchor?).(Image) $115

                        

426. KINGS of GALATIA. Amyntas. 39-25 BC. (25mm, 13.67 gm, 10h). Obv: Head of Herakles r., club over shoulder. Rev: Lion walking right; B above, monogram(s) in ex. RPC I 3505; SNG France 2377-82. Splendid....(Image) $385

                        

427. CYPRUS, Paphos. Roman Rule. Cleopatra VII? Mid 1st century BC. (16mm, 3.10 g, 12h). Obv: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right. Rev: Zeus Salaminios(?) standing left, holding scepter and grain ears. Zapiti & Michaelidou 69 (Cleopatra VII?); Nicolaou Paphos II 469-509; Cox Curium 128; BMC Pl. LXXXI, 2..................................................................................(Image) $155

                        

428. CILICIA, Olba. Ajax. High Priest, AD 10-15. (21mm, 6.89 gm, 9h). Dated RY 2 (AD 11/12). Obv: AIANTOΣ TEYKPOY, Draped bust of Ajax (as Hermes) right, wearing pileos; kerykeion to right. Rev: APXIEPEΩΣ / TOΠAPXOY / KENNAT / ΛAΛAΣΣ; (ET A), Winged thunderbolt. RPC 3728; SNG France 802-5 .
Writes a major source; "The high priests of Olba, who also ruled the districts of Kennatis and Lalassis, claimed descent from Teucer, son of Telemon and half-brother of Ajax. Teucer, after the death of Ajax in the Trojan War, was banished from his home island of Salamis and founded a new Salamis on Cyprus. A branch of the family then moved on to Cilicia, according to tradition."................................................................................................(Image) $465

                        

429. KINGS of COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. AD 38-72. (28mm, 14.33 gm, 1h). Obv: BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓΑΣ ANTIOXOΣ, diademed and draped bust right Countermark: crossed cornucopias. Rev: ΚΟΜΜΑΓΗΝΩΝ, Scorpion within wreath. RPC I 3857....................................................................(Image) $525

                        

430. KINGS of COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. AD 38-72. (26mm, 13.80 gm, 2h). Lakanatis (Cilicia) mint. BAΣIΛEYΣ MEΓΑΣ ANTIOXOΣ, Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: ΛΑΚΑΝΑΤΩΝ, Scorpion within wreath. RPC I 3864; AC 202..............................................................................(Image) $195

                        

431. Ptolemaios, Tetrarch, Chalkis ad Libanon, Coele-Syria. (22mm, 4.14 gm, 12h). Circa 85-40 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right; c/m: head right? Rev: Eagle flying right, holding wreath in beak; monograms to left and in exergue . Herman, 'The coins of the Ituraeans,' INR 1 (2006), 3; HGC 9, 1441.(Image) $75  

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