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                                             ANCIENT GREEK COINS

                     

1. Aspendos, Pamphylia; 4th Cent. B.C. AR Stater (25mm; 10.9 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. Rev: Slinger advancing r., about to discharge his sling; triskeles to l. and ΕΣΤ to r., all within a dotted circular border. 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..........................................................(Image) $7650

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2. Gela, Sicily; CIrca  480/475-475/470 B.C. AR Tetradrachm (25mm; 17.23 gm; 12h). Obv: charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; Nike flying right above, crowning horses. Rev: Forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins, Gela 113.3 (O34/R66 - THIS COIN); SNG ANS 24/25 (obverse die of 25, reverse die of 24). Toned. Good VF, old scratches on obverse in exergue. CNG Sale 64, 24 September 2003, lot #46 (est: $3000, sold for $2500 + buyer’s fee) THIS COIN. Toned. Excellent provenance: Ex Leu 36 (7-8 May 1985), lot 41; Münzen und Medaillen 53 (29 Nov 1977), lot 18; Barrachin collection (Florange & Ciani, December 1924), lot 164; De Ciccio collection (Sambon-Canessa, December 1907), lot 144.......................................................................(Image) $9450

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3. Syracuse. Sicily; Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 B.C. Struck under Hieron I, circa 475-470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm; 17.32 gm; 12h). Obv: Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses. Rev: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ; Diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around. Randazzo 512; SNG ANS 109. Glossy surfaces..(Image) $6450

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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............................(Image) $1850

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5. Segesta, Sicily. AR didrachm (24mm; 8.36 gm; 10h). ca. 461-415 B.C. Obv: Hound standing l. sniffing ground, female head l. above. Rev. ΣEΓEΣTA  ΗΙ Β around diademed head of nymph Segesta, l. SNG Dewing 672 (same reverse die with characteristic die break behind the nymph's head). Dark gray tone. Unusually  broad flan. Very fine  and  VERY RARE. Sold for $1975 plus buyer’s fee in Stack’s Coin Galleries sale December 2007 (18.12.2007), lot 62 (THIS COIN). Roughly  similar  to BMC 21....................................................(Image) $4250

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6. Leontini, Sicily; circa 455-430 B.C. AR Tetradrachm  (17.2 gm). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo, left. Rev: Head of roaring lion left, four barley grains around. BMC 37............................................................................................(Image) SOLD

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7. Selinos (?), Sicily (possibly Himera); c. 435-415 B.C. Æ Tetras (22 mm) (12.9 grams). Obv: Facing gorgoneion; around, four pellets (off flan). Rev: Facing gorgoneion; around, four pellets (off flan). CNS I PP. 234, 2 MV1. SNG ANS -Thurlow & Vecchi 308, Gàbrici 1. Dark green patina. VF. Very similar coin and condition realized $1200 (plus buyer’s fee) in the Stack’s “The Vermeule, Ward, and Mexico Maxico collections (11.01.2010)” lot #56.........................(Image) SOLD

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8. Selinos, Sicily; circa 455-409 B.C. AR Tetradrachm  (26mm; 17.15 gm; 5h). Obv: Artemis driving quadriga left, Apollo beside her drawing bow. Rev: Draped figure of river-god Selinos standing left, holding phiale over altar and branch; rooster on altar; to right, selinon leaf and bull on basis. SNG ANS___; SNG Copenhagen 599....................................................................................(Image) $2300

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9. Attica, Athens. Circa 475-465 BC. AR Tetradrachm  'Transitional' type. (23mm; 17.07 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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10. Persia, Achaemenid Empire. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. Daric (Gold, 16x14mm; 8.34 gm; 12h ), Sardes. Persian king moving to right, in the running-kneeling position, with quiver over his shoulder and holding transverse spear in his right hand and bow in his left. Rev. Oblong incuse. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12. Carradice Type IIIb C, pl. XIV, 42. An attractive, toned example, well struck on a broad flan. Minted from slightly worn and rusty dies, otherwise, about extremely fine. Ex Nomos Auction 5, #195. Ex Edward Gans and Lady Duveen collections.

Dr. Alan Walker of Nomos wrote:
"Persian Darics, which were basically intended for use with Western clients in mind (they did not circulate in the East until later), were produced from several indeterminate mints in Asia Minor. They were, in fact, the successors of the Kroisid gold staters and appeared when the Persian rulers decided to have coins with Persian types rather than reusing those of their defeated foe. Most of the Persian darics and sigloi are of very crude style - it was the purity of the metal that was important - but some relatively rare ones, like this one, are actually quite elegant." ................................................................
.(Image) $7450

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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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15. Pharnabazos, Persian military commander; Tarsos, Cilicia; AR Stater (23mm; 10.66 gm; 10h). Struck circa 380-379 BC. Obv: Baaltars seated left, holding lotus tipped scepter. Rev: Bearded male head (Ares?) left, wearing crested Attic helmet. Aramaic legends on obverse and reverse. Minor die flaws on obverse. SNG Levanti 71. aEF. Lustrous. Rev. struck off center.(Image) $3150

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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 (14.5mm, 3.15 g, 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.(Image) $1450

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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. Lifetime issue..............................................................................(Image) $1550

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21. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 16.89 gm; 4h). Babylon mint. 325-323 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ behind Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. To left, “M.” Monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.  Price 3602..............................................................................................(Image) $1950

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22. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm;17.14 gm; 4h). Babylon mint. 324-323 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ behind Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. . to left, dolphin r. over “M.” monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.  Price 3617....................................................................(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 r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex.  Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle in right hand & scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “H” below throne.  Price 3704; SC 82.6, Babylon I mint..........................................................................................................(Image) $1750

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24. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.03 gm; 8h). 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.......................................................................................(Image) $2150

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25. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (28mm; 17.06 gm; 3h). Struck circa 312-300 BC under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin. 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, “H” below throne. Price 3704; SC 82.6, Babylon I mint.........................................................................................................(Image) $2450

                                              

26. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.12 gm; 6h). Babylon mint, struck under Perdikkas, circa 323-320 B.C. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. To left, monogram within wreath, “ΚΛ” below throne. Price 3713................................................(Image) $1250

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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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29. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.08 gm; 9h). Struck circa 311-300 B.C. 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, monogram “MI” above bee, monogram within wreath below throne. Price 3754; SC 82.2b, Babylon I mint.......................................................................(Image) $1150

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30. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 16.70 gm; 12h). Struck circa 311-300 B.C. under Seleukos I, Nikator. 312-281 B.C. 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, monogram “MI” above bee, monogram within wreath below throne. Price 3754 .SC 82.2b, Babylon I mint...................................................(Image) $1150

                      

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: 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, 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 r., 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; 17.06 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) $1450

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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. 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 202.10c, Ekbatana mint. "Of the highest rarity," per an expert in Alexander III coinage!...............(Image) $4000

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35. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (30mm; 16.72 gm; 12h). Erythrae mint. Civic issue, struck circa 215-190 B.C. Obv: Hd. of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus seated l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand & scepter in his l. To left, bow in bow case and club; monogram below club  and under throne. Like Price 1905, but monograms in switched positions. An expert on Alexander III coinage says "An interesting note [on this coin] is that Zeus appears to be wearing shoes in the shape of  a stylized animal head. A boar or lion is possible, but the design is closer to a wolf's head.". Very rare. Not found on the major auction firm sales histories. Possibly a unique variety.....................................................................(Image) $2450

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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 coll.; Ex Qazvin Hoard 8.  Magnificent. Worthy of the finest collection! Price 3436 (Marathos). SC 67.3a, Uncertain Mint 6A. RARE!.............(Image) $4000

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37. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.00 gm;7h). 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., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex. Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l. to left, "BAI" ligate monogram; another monogram below throne.  Price 3228a (var); Lifetime issue...............................................................................(Image) $1750

                      

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; 16.76 gm;12h). Odessos mint. Struck circa 280-200 BC. Obv: Hd. of Herakles  r. wearing lion’s skin headdress. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to r., ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to l.  Zeus std. l. on throne holding eagle in r. hand, scepter in his l.; monogram below throne. In ex: ΚΛΕΑΝ. Price 1173;  Μuller 414....................................(Image) $450

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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 scepter; club in left field, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, B below throne. Price 636; Müller __. A splendid example of a very rare coin.....................(Image) $3950
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 (16.6 gm). Perga 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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42. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (25mm; 17.20 gm; 12h). Sidon mint, dated year 23; struck c. 311/10 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, “Ψ” in left field, “ΣI” below throne. Price 3514..................................................................................(Image) $2550

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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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45. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (27mm; 17.04 gm; 6h). Sardes mint, struck c. 319-315  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 and below throne.  Price 2671. Rare!....................................................................................(Image) $1650

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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 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. Grafitti 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: 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. Monogram to left. Price 3076....(Image) $1450  

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49. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (31mm; 16.65 gm; 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. Hoard deposits (horn silver).............................................(Image) $1950

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51. Alexander III, the Great; 336-323 B.C. AR tetradrachm (30x26mm; 17.11 gm; 12h). Uncertain mint in Western Asia Minor. Struck 323-280 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles,  right wearing lion’s skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to r.,  Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in his left. Amphora in left field.  Price 2719A. Rare. A splendid coin............................................(Image) $2975

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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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53. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm; 16.64 gm; 8h). 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) $950

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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 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 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) $950

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57. Philip III  Arrhidaios323-317 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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58. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-281 BC. Ekbatana Mint. Tetradrachm (17.03 gm). 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 outstretched right hand and scepter in his left; to left, horizontal anchor over forefront of grazing horse, monogram; above; below throne, monogram. Untouched surfaces. ESM 487. Qazvin hoard 78 (THIS COIN)....(Image) SOLD

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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; 17.09 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; 16.84 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........................................................................................................(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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64. Seleukos I, Nikator; 312-280 B.C.; AR Tetradrachm (17.1 gm); Obv: Hd of Herakles r. wearing lion's skin. Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ to r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in ex.; monogram in field l.; ΔI under throne. ESM 4, 305 - 304 B.C. Series I, Grp A; SC 117.1c, Seleukia on the Tigris mint.......................................................................................................(Image) SOLD

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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. Splendid portrait of Zeus........................................(Image) $8495

      
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66. Alexander III, The Great; 336-323 B.C.; AR Tetradr. (16.6 gm). Obv: Head of Herakles, r., wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion, which he slew as one of his "12 Labors." Rev: Zeus std. left, holding eagle and scepter; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to l.; Corinthian helmet in field to left; monogram below throne. EF-. Mesembria, Thrace. 250-175 B.C. M.J. Price #1027..............(Image) SOLD 

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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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68. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13.5 mm, 2.1 g, 5h). In the name of Alexander III. Babylon mint. Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field, ΛY below throne. Price 3694. A bit of ancient flattening on Herakles' nose, lips and cheek area. "Hoard patina," a thin coating of "horn silver".............................................(Image) SOLD

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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 notes there was a single emission of staters, tetradrachms and drachms at Smyrna, which commemorated Lysimachos' contributions toward the city's rehabilitation. Only one obv. die is known for tetradrachms and only about 14 examples are known for this coin! Thompson 237; Müller 408. aEF. A masterpiece of the finest style!..........................................................(Image) $9250

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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. Purchased from dealer Chris Blom....................................................(Image) $4750

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72. Etruria, Arretium (?) The Chiana Valley, circa 208-207 BC. Æ quartunica (18x20 mm, 4.9 g, 5h). Obv: Head of African, right; border of dots. Rev: Indian elephant standing right, bell around neck; monogram below. Border of dots. BMC Italy, p. 15, #18. SNG Copenhagen 48 var. (no monogram on obv.). See CNG coin shop inventory #828457 for details. Very rare!..........(Image) $1650  

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73. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Attic Tetradrachm (30mm; 17.22 gm; 12h). Pella or Amphipolis mint; Ay-, magistrate. Struck circa 173-171 BC. Obv: Diademed head right. Rev: BAΣI-ΛEΩS ΠEΡ-ΣEΩS, eagle standing right, wings spread, on thunderbolt; mintmaster's monogram above, control marks to right (HP monogram) and between legs (AN); all within oak wreath, plow below. Mamroth, Perseus 15; SNG München__; SNG Alpha Bank__; SNG Saroglos__; Jameson 1013; Weber 2220; McClean 3675. EF, attractively toned. Magnificent, huge portrait. Ex Slocum coll. (personal transaction); ex Sepheriades, Athens 1963.................................................................(Image) $24,500

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74. Parion = Parium, Mysia. Circa 165-143 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.95 g 12); A huge flan: 38x40 mm! Obv: Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΑΠΟΛΩΝΟΣ ΑΚΤΑΙΟΥ /ΠΑΡΙΑΝΩΝ Apollo, laureate and draped to the waist, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and resting his left on a bow propped on the ground behind; on the left, ΔΙ above flaming altar; on the far left, monogram of ΤΕΥ. Interestingly, that monogram is found also on a tetradrachm of Smyrna, Circa 155-145 BC; Milne, Autonomous 156 and SNG Lewis 948! That tends to possibly verify the date of mintage as postulated by A. Meadows. From the same obverse die as A. Meadows, Parion in R. Ashton et al, "Some Greek Coins in the British Museum," NC 158 (1998) pp. 41-46 and p. 42, 1 = pl. 15, 10, and Numismatica Ars Classica 29, 2005, 29 (those two coins share the same reverse die, which differs from the one used for the present coin). Extremely rare, the only known example from this reverse die, and only five known of the type! An impressive piece, toned and struck on a very broad flan. Good very fine. Ex Nomos Auction 5, #179. 

Dr. Alan Walker of Nomos wrote:
"Beginning in the mid 3rd century the diameters of tetradrachms began to get larger and larger - by the mid 2nd century they had become enormous. Their
types, especially the heads of the gods or goddesses who adorned their obverses, are found centered on flans that provide very wide borders, thus giving the coins a very decorative quality. The Hellenistic tetradrachm coinage of Parion is extremely rare and consists of two issues, both with standing figures of Apollo on their reverses but with either a head of Apollo or of Demeter on their obverses. Astonishingly enough, the Apollo/Apollo issues first came to light when the example in the Hunt collection (now in the ANS) appeared in 1991; another, from a Spink sale in 1994, came to the British Museum in 1996. A further two varieties appeared more recently (including a second example of the BM Coin in the 2005 NAC sale). The present coin shares the same obverse die as the BM example but is struck with a reverse die that bears the same monograms though differently placed. The fact that all these Parian Apollo tetradrachms are very distinctly different stylistically indicates that they were all struck from dies cut by different engravers, and were, thus, produced at intervals rather than being struck in a single group. The fact that they are, as a class, extremely rare today indicates that not only were their original numbers small, but that they must have gone out of circulation very rapidly and been melted down." ..............................................................................(Image) $19,500

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75. Myrina, Aiolis; 2nd Cent. B.C.; AR Tetradrachm (32mm; 16.59 gm; 1h). Obv: Laur. head of Apollo of Grynion, r. Rev: ΜΥΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ behind Apollo of Grynion standing r., holding phiale and laur. branch with fillets; omphalos and amphora at feet, monogram behind; within laur. wreath. EF. SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 1663, monogram 4)...................................................................(Image) SOLD

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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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77. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 155-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm; 16.86 gm; 11h), under the magistrate Pausanias son of Pausanios. Obv:Diademed bust of Artemis to right, with bow and quiver at her shoulder Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ / ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΑΣ / ΠΑΥΣΑΝΙΟΥ Apollo standing left on maeander pattern, holding filleted laurel branch with his right hand and leaning his left elbow on a tripod behind him; all within laurel wreath. Jones 8. SNG Copenhagen 844. A very attractive example, toned and well struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine. Ex Nomos Auction 5, # 186. .....................................................................(Image) $3250

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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. Ex Slocum Collection. 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................................................................(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: LAO, 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

                       

83. Tyre, Phoenicia,110-109 B.C. AR Tetradrachm / Shekel (14.23 gm). 
Obv: Bust of Melkart right. Rev: Eagle standing left on prow, palm over right wing; to left, date ZI (year 17) above club; monogram in field to right; Phoenician letter between legs. BMC 82. EF-.............................
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SOLD

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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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85. Mithradates VI, Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm; 16.76 gm; 10h), year 223 = 75/74 BC, ninth month. Obv: Diademed head of Mithradates VI to right, his hair streaming out behind. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ / ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ Stag feeding to left between two monograms; to left, star within crescent; to right, date, ΓΚΣ; below, month letter, Θ; all within ivy wreath. Callataÿ D48/R4. Cf. SNG von Aulock 6682 (month 10). A superb, beautifully struck coin, attractively toned. Extremely fine. Ex Nomos Auction 5, #174; ex G. Hirsch, Munich (1983). A much better coin than Triton XXIII, Lot:293, which realized $75,000, plus buyer's fee.

Further, an example described, by a major auction firm, as "Undoubtedly the finest specimen known. A spectacular portrait struck on an exceptionally broad flan. From the Sheikh Saud Al-Thani and JDL Collections. Callataÿ Plate Coin" sold (apparently in February, 2017 or thereabout) for $57,500. This coin is equal to or better in every way. There is a tiny flan defect on Mithradates' nose/cheek area, which is less than the flaws on Mithradates' jaw and forehead areas on the Callatay coin. Further, it has a better flan shape, tone, and no flan stains and irregularities as on the Callatay plate coin! Further, the Callatay example has what appears to be a double struck legend on Mithradates' name and title. All the legends, monograms, date, etc. are far superior on this coin vs. the Callatay coin.  Indeed, THIS is the finest example in existence!..................(Image) $80,000

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86. Smyrna, Ionia; 87-85 B.C. (revolt against Rome; time of Mithradates VI, Eupator, 120-63 B.C.); Æ (25mm; 3.74 gm; 12h). Obv: diademed hd. of Mithradates VI, r. Rev: Nike advancing r. holding palm and wreath, the latter crowning the city name ZMYPNAIΩN; to left, names of magistrates ΕΡΜΟΓΕΝΗΣ  and ΦΡΙΞΟΣ. SNG Cop 1206. Black patina....................(Image) $175

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