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1. Aspendos, Pamphylia; 4th Cent. B.C. AR Stater (24mm; 10.87 gm; 6h). Obv: Two wrestlers of the early, and very rare, "Belt Wrestlers" variety,  three letters in field: (?) to l., H below and between wrestlers,  and X to r. (the only clear depiction of this letter on examples I have seen, and undocumented in the major references), all within a dotted circular border. Wrestler on right grasps belt of wrestler on the left with his right hand. Wrestler on the left grasps opponent's left leg. Rev: Slinger advancing r., about to discharge his sling; triskeles to l. and ΕΣΤ to r., all within a dotted circular border. Similar examples: Vente Publique 32, 20 Oct 1966, no. 134 (realized 1550 SF, plus 10% buyer's fee); Giessener Münzhandlung 102, 24 May 2000, no. 291 (realized 6200 DM plus 15% buyer's fee = approx. $3300). This coin is better. Condition is VF+ with superb surfaces and toning. Possibly the best in existence for type. One of the very earliest of this type. Tekin Series 1; SNG BN 44.............(Video)(Image) $10,950 

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4. Messana, Sicily; circa 460-456 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (26mm; 17.26 gm; 12h). Obv: Charioteer driving walking biga right; leaf with fruit in exergue; Nike flying above crowning horses. Rev: Hare springing right, branch with two leaves below. Caltabiano 303 (D137/R129); Randazzo 176. Ex Stack's The George Gund III Collection, January 15, 2007, Lot 4034...........................................(Image) $1475

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9. Attica, Athens. Circa 475-465 BC. AR Tetradrachm  'Transitional' type. (23mm; 17.06 gm; 11h). Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. REV:  AΘE, owl standing right, head facing, split tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to l.; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV. Toned.........(Ιmage) $4750

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11. Akanthos, Macedon; 470-390 B.C.; AR Tetrobol (17mm; 2.46 gm; 12h). Obv: Forepart of bull left, head right. rev. to r. Rev: Shallow quadripartite incuse square. VF. SNG ANS 30 ff......................................................................(Image) $135

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12. Neapolis, Macedon; 411- 348 B.C.; AR Hemidrachm (14mm; 1.78 gm; 9h). Obv: Gorgon's head facing, with tongue protruding. Rev: ΝΕΟΠ; Young female head (Artemis Parthenos?) right, of exquisite style! VF+; Ancient abrasion on obv. SNG Cop 227....................................................................................(Image) $625

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13. Neapolis, Macedon; 411- 348 B.C.; AR Hemidrachm (14mm; 1.80 gm; 2h). Obv: Gorgon's head facing, with tongue protruding. Rev: ΝΕΟΠ; Young female head (Artemis Parthenos?) right, of exquisite style! VF, but knick on reverse right edge. SNG Cop 229........................................................................(Image) $375

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14. Larissa, Thessaly; 400-334 B.C. AR drachm (19mm; 6.09 gm; 12h). Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace. Rev: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down; small plant beneath. “ΛAPIΣ” above, “AIΩN” below. Reverse a bit double-struck.  Lorber, Hoard, Group L-III, 61–3; BCD Thessaly II 325; HGC 4; BMC 61.....................................................................................(Image) $2850

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16. Rhodos, Carian Islands; 387-304 B.C.; Didrachm (13mm; 6.53gm; 12h). Obv: Head of Helios three-quarter face to r., hair loose. Rev: ΡΟΔΙΟΝ above rose; to l., grapes hanging from stalk att. to rose; "E"& bud to r. BMC 31.......(Image) $465

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17. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.97 gm, 12h). Eukrates, magistrate. Obv:Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right. Rev: Rose with bud to right; (EY)KPAT(HΣ) above, tripod to left. Ashton 225; HGC 6, 1445; BMC 175. VF..............................................................(Image) $145

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18. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (28mm; 16.90 gm; 7h). Ake mint. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Zeus seated left on backless throne holding eagle in right hand & scepter in his left. To left, under right forearm, date:  III III - = -I O above II; CY year 38? [309/8 BC).  This coin is Price 3295a, as pictured (Volume 2, Plate XCIV), but the text in Volume 1 does not match the picture. The above date inscription for Ake is not to be found in Price's text. Price 3292 has the matching first line but lacks the "II" in a second line. Price 3293 matches the first line inscription on this coin, but has only "I" in the second line, rather than "II." VF+. Some luster............................................................................(Image) $950

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19. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (28mm; 17.16 gm; 12h). Struck 311-308/5 BC under Seleukos I, Nikator. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress.  Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. hand. To left, inverted anchor with monogram to r.,  and letter “Π below  throne.  Price 3349 (Arados); SNG Spaer 87; Houghton 683. SC 94.3d, Babylon II mint. To be illustrated in a die study by Dr. Lloyd W. H. Taylor of The Anchor Alexanders of Babylon II, which has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Numismatics Volume 34 (2022)...........................................................(Image) $1750

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20. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (29mm; 16.78 gm; 12h). Arados mint,  236/5 B.C. Obv: Hd. of Herakles right wearing lion’s skin headdress.   Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Zeus seated left on backless throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, palm tree. “AP” monogram below throne. In exergue, date: Year 24.  Price 3371. Rare. Sixth example of this date.........................................................................................................(Image) $1550                        

                    

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23. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.07 gm; 9h). Struck circa 312-300 BC under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue.  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “H” below throne.  Price 3704; SC 82.6, Babylon I mint.............................................................(Video)(Image) $1750 

                        

26. Kingdom of Maxedon. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.11 gm; 6h). Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Struck as strategos of Asia under Peithon, in the name and types of Alexander III. Babylon mint, circa 315-311 BC. Obv: Head. of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r. (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ) below. Zeus seated. l. on throne holding eagle in ri. hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “ΚΛ” below throne. Price 3713..(Image) $1450

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27. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 16.65 gm; 9h). Struck circa 311-300 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 B.C. Obv: Head of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex.  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “MI” below throne. Price 3746; SC 82.5 Babylon I mint........................................................................................(Image) $1950

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28. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25m; 17.14 gm; 5h). Struck circa 311-300 BC under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 B.C. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex.  Zeus seated left. on throne, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “MI” below throne. Price 3746; SC 82.5. Babylon I mint..............................................................(Image) $2150

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30. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 16.62 gm; 12h). Struck circa 311-300 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 B.C. Obv: Hd. of Herakles right wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram “MI” above bee, monogram within wreath below throne. Price 3754 .SC 82.2b, Babylon I mint..............(Image) $1450

                      

31. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.05 gm;3h). Babylon mint. Struck under Peithon, circa 315-311 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right,  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and  scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, monogram in circle below throne. (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ) off the flan in the exergue. Price 3733. Metal not fully struck-up on Herakles' forehead.................................................................................................(Image) $1550

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32. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.08 gm; 7h). Struck circa 305-300 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 B.C. Obv: Head of Herakles, right wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue.  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, crescent above “ΔΙ,” monogram below throne. Price 3818, SC 41.3c, Carrhae mint. Quite rare............................................................(Image) $2450

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33. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.00 gm; 7h). Corinth mint. Struck c. 310-290 B.C. Obv: Head of Herakles, right wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in r. hand and scepter in his l. To left, Demeter standing  left, holding cornucopia and patera, monogram “EXE” below throne. Price 693. Near EF. Horn silver deposits on the obverse. Very rare variety....(Image) $1750

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34. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.04 gm; 6h). Struck after 311 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles, r. wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ and "A" to right. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. Globule/pellet to left of his head. Also to left, forepart of horse grazing, anchor above.  Monogram  below throne. Price 3925. Qazvin Hoard 30 (this coin). Like ESM 470, but with “A” in r. field.   An artistic, rare and desirable coin, worthy of the finest collection. SC 202.10b, Ekbatana mint. Apparently the third example known. "Of the highest rarity,"  per an expert in Alexander III coinage..........................(Image) $3,500 SOLD

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36. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.03 gm; 5h). Struck circa 311-295  BC under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex.  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. To left, anchor and monogram, and monogram below throne.. SNG Spaer __; CSE__; Ex Slocum collection (private purchase, 1970); Ex Qazvin Hoard 8.  Listed and pictured in "Coin Hoards," Volume I, London, The Royal Numismatic Society, 1975. Magnificent. Worthy of the finest collection! Price 3436 (Marathos). SC 67.3a, Uncertain Mint 6A. RARE!..................................................(Image) $3950

                      

38. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.11 gm;11h). Myriandros or Issos mint, struck circa 325-323  BC under Menes or Philotas? Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. To left, "BAI" ligate monogram; another monogram below throne. P.3229a(var); Newell, Myriandros 22.  Lifetime issue.............................................................(Image) $1850

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39.  Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (32mm; 16.74 gm; 12h). Odessos mint. Struck circa 280-200 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to r., ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to l.  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand, scepter in his left; monogram below throne. In ex: ΚΛΕΑΝ. Price 1173;  Μuller 414. Obverse slightly double struck. Extremely fine............................................................................(Image) $1450

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40. Kingdom of Macedon, Philip V AR Tetradrachm. (31mm; 16.82 gm; 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Pella mint, circa 180 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left hand. Club in left field, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, B below throne. Price 636; Müller __. A splendid example of a very rare coin...................................................(Video)(Image) SOLD
Roma Numismatics wrote an excellent, exhaustive research in their auction of a coin of this type, though the above example is in much better condition.
A link to this auction with the complete writing is below. It begins:
"This coin is part of the final issue of 'Alexanders' struck in Macedon, as outlined by Seyrig (H. Seyrig, 'Monnaies héllenistiques, 5. Philippe V ou les Bottiéens', RN 1963, 14-8, pl. ii). Price notes: It represents a revival of the coinage that is much later than the groups of the early part of Antigonos' reign." This auction can be seen at: https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?lot=120&p=lot&sid=2598  

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41. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (32x28mm;16.45 gm; 1 h). Perge mint, dated year 29; struck c. 193/2 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. To left, date "KΘ."  SNG Saroglos 492; SNG Ashmoleon 2876.  Price 2943. RARE!.................................(Image) $1750                       

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43.  Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (33mm; 16.31 gm; 11h). Rhodes mint, struck c. 201-190  BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. To left, ΔAMOKΡINHΣ above rose in l. field; “PO” below throne. Price 2523, Müller 1163......................................(Image) $1550

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44. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (30mm; 16.83 gm; 11h). Rhodes mint, struck c. 201-190  BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. To left, ΔAMOKΡINHΣabove rose in l. field; “PO” below throne. Price 2523, Müller 1163........................................(Image) $2250                       

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46. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (28x23mm; 17.14 gm; 4h). Side mint, struck circa 325-320 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. Wreath in l. field, monogram “ΔΙ” below throne. Possible lifetime issue. Price 2949................(Image) $2450

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47. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.18  gm; 2h). Tarsos mint, dated year 23. Struck under Philip III Arrhidaios, circa 323-317 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above. Zeus std. l. on throne with cascading locks of hair, holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. To left, Nike flying r., holding wreath; “B” and caduceus below. Monogram  below throne. Price 3050a. Light scratches to left of Zeus' head........................................................................................(Image) $1950

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48. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.09 gm; 7h). Uncertain mint in Cilicia, struck c. 320-280  BC. Obv: Head of Herakles  right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right,  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right  hand and scepter in his left. Monogram to left. Price 3076. Toned................................................................................(Image) $1450

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49. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (31x28mm; 16.64gm; 12h). Unknown mint, uncertain date of striking. Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. Caduceus resting on uncertain object in left field; monogram under throne. Not in Price. However, I am advised that there are a number of coins in the article of Prokesh-Osten that Price could not verify. These coins were omitted from Price's catalog, but were listed in his concordance list on pp. 535-540. Very rare! PO(1) 259......................(Image) $3950

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50. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.22 gm;12h). Unknown Eastern mint. Struck 325-300 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles  right, wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. Monogram in l. field and under throne. Price 4006 var. (no monogram below throne). This example has the left field monogram of Price 4006 and monogram below the throne of Price 4005..............................................................................................(Image) $1950

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52. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm; 16.69 gm; 11h). Struck under Seleukos I, Nikator, as satrap, 321-315 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. In left field, "ΛY" on prow left; "Z" below throne. Price P158 (Arados); Duyrat 1060 (D255/R517); SC Addendum 43.15,  Babylon mint.....................................................(Image) $1450

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54. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm; 17.05 gm; 3h). Struck under Seleukos I, Nikator. 1st Satrapy, 320-315 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ to right,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. In left field, monogram. Under throne, “Ζ.” Price P144 (Arados); Duyrat Group V, Series 3, 880–95 (Arados); WSM pl. XLIII A; plate CXVII; SC Addendum 43.4,  Babylon II mint.......................................(Image) $1450

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55. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm; 16.86 gm; 7h). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. In left field, monogram. Under throne, “Ζ.” Price P148 (Arados);  Ex. M&M Hirsch Auction 154, #136. SC Ad 43.7, Babylon mint...............(Image) $1675

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56. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm; 17.20 gm; 3h). Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; wheel above monogram in left field; monogram below throne. Price P189; 'Bablyon' mint. Demanhur 4609; Hersh pl. CXIX. Not in SC. Abrasion on Zeus' left leg........................(Image) $1250

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57. Philip III Arrhidaios; 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm; 16.87 gm; 7h). Susa mint. Struck circa 323-317 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: (ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ) to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus std. left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram "Ξ" below throne. Price P216. Quite scarce, especially in this splendid condition! Obverse toning.........................................(Image) $2850

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59. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (26mm; 17.10 gm; 7h). Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r,.  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike bearing wreath in his outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram. WSM 895; SC 29.1a, Seleukeia in Pieria mint.....................................(Image) $1450

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60. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (28mm; 17.07 gm; 12h). Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin. Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike bearing wreath in his outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram.  “KP” below throne. WSM 890;.SC 29.1b,  Seleukeia in Pieria mint........................(Image) $1450

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61. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (28mm; 17.00 gm; 1h). Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding eagle in his  right hand and scepter in his left; to left, monogram in wreath; “K” below throne. ESM 12; SC 117.2b, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint..................(Image) $2650

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62. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (27x24mm; 16.82 gm; 3h). Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike bearing wreath in his outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; to left, “M;” “ΔΙ” ligate below throne. ESM 28; SC 119.9b, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Small flan flaw on Herakles' forehead............................................................(Image) $1550

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63. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (27mm; 17.07 gm; 11h). Obv: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress Rev. ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r.,  ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus seated left on high backed throne, holding Nike bearing wreath in his right and scepter in his left; to left, monogram; below throne, "BE." ESM 14; SC 119.1b var., Seleukia on the Tigris mint...............(Image) $475

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65. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (25mm; 16.58 gm; 4h). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus, r. within circle of dots. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to l., ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ in exergue. Athena driving a quadriga of horned elephants right; nearest elephant with a bell suspended under neck. Monogram above and below Athena’s shield. Anchor to right of Athena. ESM 71; SC 130.32. Seleukia II mint. Ex Hesperia Art, 1960s. Splendid portrait of Zeus..........................(Image) $4495

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67. Alexander III, The Great; 336-323 B.C.; AR Drachm (13mm; 4.18 gm; 12h). Struck under Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles, r., wearing the skin. Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, lion's head and "Φ" in field to left; pentagram under throne. M. J. Price 1836d: 'Colophon' mint, 301-297 B.C. VF+. Nicely toned..............................(Image) $325

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69.  A MASTERPIECE OF GREEK ART  Lysimachos; 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm, 31mm, 12h). Abdera/Abydos mint. Struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander III of magnificent style and detail, wearing the horn of Ammon. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to r., ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ to l.  Athena Nikephoros seated left, leaning on shield, upon which is a lion's head, transverse spear resting on her right side. She holds a figure of Nike, which crowns the name of Lysimachos with a wreath of victory. Head of griffin facing left to outer left field, monogram to inner left. Thompson 70; Müller 126. VERY RARE. Magnificently toned..................................................................(Image) $9450

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70. Lysimachos. 305-281 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (29mm; 17.04 gm; 5h). Obv: Diademed head of Alexander the Great, wearing the horn of Ammon. Rev: Athena enthroned left,  holding Nike, who is placing a wreath of victory on the king's name, and resting left arm on shield, on which is a lion's face; transverse spear resting on her right side; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right and ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ to the left. A "Φ" monogram and head of Tyche in the field to left. This is a magnificent, life-like portrait of Alexander the Great! Smyrna mint. Thompson 237. Thompson noted there was a single emission of staters, tetradrachms and drachms at Smyrna, which commemorated Lysimachos' contributions toward the city's rehabilitation. Thompson 237; Müller 408. aEF. A masterpiece of the finest style!Rare mint for Lysimachos' silver coins!..................................(Video)(Image) $8750

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71. Antiochos I, Soter; 280-261 B.C.; AR Tetradrachm (29mm; 17.08 gm; 10h). Obv: Diademed head of Antiochos I right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, Apollo Delphios seated left on omphalos, testing arrow in his r. hand, and holding bow in his left hand; monograms to outer left and right. aEF. Newell ESM 162 (265-264 B.C.) Plate XV, 1; SC 379.6a, Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Private purchase from dealer Chris Blom, 1988.............................................................(Image) $4750

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76. Macedon, Under Roman Rule; First Meris; circa. 167-148 BC.  AR Tetradrachm (31mm; 16.82 gm; 12h); Amphipolis mint. Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis (of the FINEST style) right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield decorated with seven eight-pointed stars within double crescents, each separated by three pellets. Rev: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club; monogram above, two monograms below; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left. AMNG III, 40; SNG Copenhagen 1314; BMC Macedonia 8. aEF. Obverse not fully struck-up on high points. Beautifully toned......................................................................(Image) $1750                       

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78. Islands off Thrace. Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. AR Tetradrachm (36x32mm; 16.67 gm; 12h). Obv: Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 51. Cf. SNG Cop.1040-1045 ff.. Struck on a broad flan. A very attractive coin with wonderful toning. aEF. Ex Nomos Auction 5, #131. Ex Brand sale?......................................................................................................(Image) $2575

                     

79. SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Demetrios II Nikator. First reign, 146-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm; 14.12 gm; 12h). Sidon mint. Dated SE 168 (145/4 BC). Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond behind; to left, HΞP (date) above monogram; to right, ΣIΔΩ(N) above aplustre. SC 1954.2b; HGC 9, 969.  Superb EF. Beautifully toned. Some minor damage to obverse die by rust on cheek and neck. Slight abrasion on reverse edge at 3 o'clock. Ex Slocum Collection (private transaction, 1970)................(Image) $4250

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80. Ephesos, Ionia. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (29mm; 12.68 gm;). Dated year 20 (140/139 BC). Obv: Cista Mystica, lid partly open, from which a serpent emerges, all within oak wreath. Rev: ΕΦΕ to l., "K" (date) in upper left field. Two coiled serpents, between which bow in bowcase ornamented with aplustre; to r., head of Artemis r. with quiver over shoulder. Trace of coin being overstruck on an  earlier coin on reverse....as this series sometimes displays. BMC 145. EF. Toned.....................................................................................................(Image) $1150

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81. Laodikea, Phrygia. After 133 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (27mm; 12.52 gm; 11h). Obv: Cista mystica with serpent emerging; all within ivy wreath. Rev: ΛΑΟ, bowcase with serpents; AT I monogram above, winged caduceus to right. BMC Phrygia pg. 280, 13 var. (monogram); SNG von Aulock__ ; SNG Copenhagen__. EF. Beautifully toned.  Unpublished with this monogram. First appearance of this monogram was in CNG auction Triton VI, 13 Jan 2003, #425. This is the second known example. Thus, extremely rare. Toned...Image) $1450

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82. Antiochos VII; 138-129 B.C.; AR drachm (18mm; 3.97 gm; 12h). Obv: His diademed hd., r. Rev: Nike walking l., wreath  with descending fillets in right hand; two monograms in field to left. aEF, but with flan crack. Houghton__; SNG Spaer 1990, CSE 2, 608; SC 2082.1, Uncertain Mint 103, probably in Syria. Scarce..................................................................................................(Image) $425

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84. Sinope, Paphlagonia; Late 2nd Cent. - early 1st Cent. B.C.; Æ (31mm; 18.28 gm; 11h). Obv: Hd. of Athena, r., wearing triple-crested helmet ornamented with Pegasos. Rev: Perseus stg. facing, holding harpa in r. hand and severed head of Medusa in l. hand, whose decapitated body lies at his feet.  ΣΙΝΩ - ΠΗΣ across field, ΜΕ monogram to l. BMC 13, 99, 44 (var); SG 3707..................(Image) $275

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