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                                               ANCIENT GREEK COINS (Cont.)

                 

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126. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17 mm, 4.1 gm, 11h). Abydos mint, c. 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram in l. field like P.1534, monogram under throne like P.1530. Price___..(Image) $145

                        

129. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (19 mm, 4.14 gm, 2h). Abydos mint. Struck 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Monogram in left field and Ξ or Z under throne. Price 1528 and Müller 1618. Minor flan crack.....................................................................................................(Image) $275

                        

130.Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm. Abydos mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. (18mm, 4.00 gm, 11h).  Obv:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left; in left field, head of Zeus Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne. Price 1551; ADM II Series XII..........................................................................(Image) $145

                        

132. BITHYNIA, Kios. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (33x28mm, 16.88 gm, 2h). In the name and types of Lysimachos of Thrace. Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield with lion's head in the center of it, spear behind; club to outer left, monogram to inner left; in exergue, tiny bow in bowcase to left and monogram to right. Thompson__; Müller__; Meydancikkale 2668; SNG Berry 451. VF/VF+...................(Image) $975

                        

133. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm; 13.61 gm; 6h). Lifetime issue. Pella mint. Struck circa 354/3-349/8 BC. Obv: Highly artistic, laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Youth on horseback right, holding palm; star below raised foreleg, Δ below horse. Le Rider 120 (D69/R96); SNG ANS 361. Some pitting on brow and cheek of Zeus. A strong VF.............................(Image) $1750

                        

134. THRACE, Islands off. Thasos. Circa 525-463 BC. AR Stater (9.3 gm).Obv:Nude ithyphallic satyr running right, carrying protesting nymph Rev: Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 1009; Kraay, ACGC 519; Dewing 1313. Toned, nice VF, bold strike. Nice Archaic type. Ex Knobloch collection...............................................................................................(Image) $750

                        

135. PAMPHYLIA, Side. Circa 183-175 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 3.79 gm, 12h). Kleuch-, magistrate. Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet Rev: Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate and KΛΕ-YX in field. SNG France 728-9. Near VF Rare. Much rarer than tetradrachms of this type.....................................................................................................(Image) $475

                        

138. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17 mm, 4.18 gm, 2h). Lampsakos mint. Lifetime issue, struck circa 328-323 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left; Demeter standing facing, holding two torches in left field; monogram below throne. Price 1356; ADM II, Series V, 46-82a. VF. Contrary to Price, some auction houses identify the small figure as Artemis Phosphoros. (Image) $165

                          

139.  Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (18 mm, 4.22 gm, 2h). Abydos mint. struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos as Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left; monogram in left field; below throne, Ξ or Z below strut. Price 1528. VF..........................................(Image) $125

                        

140. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. struck under Kassander – Antigonos II Gonatas. Circa 310-275 BC. AR Drachm (19 mm, 4.21 gm, 2h). Uncertain mint in Macedon or Greece. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; aplustre in left field; extension of robe or grain ear under throne, not mentioned by Price. Price 862. aEF.........................................................................................................(Image) $550

                        

141. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16 mm, 4.24 gm, 9h). Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, struck circa 334-323 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, left knee unusually thrust outward; in left field, NK monogram above bee. Price 2576; ADM I 135. VF+. A superb coin not fully captured here.................(Image) SOLD

                        

144. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Struck circa 368-364 BC. AR Stater (21mm; 11.72 gm; 5h). Obv: Boeotian shield. Rev: Amphora; ΚΛ left, ΙΩ right (Klio(n)-, magistrate).  BMC Central Greece pg. 83, 154; SNG Copenhagen 343; BCD Boiotia 531; HGC 4, 1332. aEF. Nicely toned. An exceptional coin. Nicely centered..............................................................................................(Image) $1450

                        

148. Lokris Opuntia, Greece, c. 369 - 338 B.C. Silver 1/4 stater/hemidrachm (2.56 gm, 10h, 15mm). Obv: Head of Persephone right, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound with wreath. Rev: (OΠON)-TIΩN, Ajax, naked, armed with sword, shield, and crested Corinthian helmet, in fighting attitude right, snake in shield, crested helmet between legs and broken spear on the ground to right. Scarce.  BMC Central Greece Locris 19..................................(Image) $125  

                        

150. Tralles, Lydia. Circa 128-85 BC. AR Cistophoric Didrachm / Half-Cistophorus (5.7 gm, 12h, 23mm). Obv: Club draped with lion's skin; all within wreath. Rev: Grape cluster, leaves around;SNG von Aulock ---; SNG Copenhagen ---; cf. BMC Lydia pg. 330. Very rare. F/fair................(Image) $45

                        

151. Sidon, Phoenicia. Ba`alšillem (Sakton) II (?). Circa 401-365 BC. AR Double Shekel (28mm, 27.41 gm, 10h, 5mm thick). Obv: Phoenician galley left; [B (in Phoenician) above], waves below. Rev: Persian king and driver in chariot left; behind, king of Sidon, in Egyptian style garments, holding cultic scepter and votive vase, walking left. E&E-S Group IV.1.1.a, 623–5 (D35/R48); Rouvier 1096; Betlyon 18; HGC 10, 236. VF/F............................................................(Image) $475

                        

152. Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos, father of Cleopatra VII. 80-51 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm; 12.57 gm; 12h). Alexandria mint. Dated RY 28 (54/3 BC). Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm over right shoulder; LKH (date) above headdress of Isis to left, ΠA to right. Svoronos 1837; SNG Cop 395; BMC___. Obverse off center, but the coin is near EF...(Image) $725

                         

155. Trαlles, Lydia. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.07 gm, 12h, 28mm). Struck circa 155-145 BC. Obv: Cista mystica with serpent emerging; all within ivy wreath Rev: ΤΡΑΛ, bow-case with serpents; to the right, cultus statue of Athena standing l., holding shield(?). VF..........................................(Image) $135

                        

156. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm; 16.12 gm; 12h). Antioch mint. Obv: Diademed head right Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EϒΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, resting hand on shield, and propping spear on her arm, holding Nike in her right hand; to outer left, mint monogram above A; all within wreath. SC 2061.2; SMA 282; HGC 9, 1067d. VF. Obverse and reverse surface roughness on lower flan. Knick on cheek and the field to right.................................................................(Image) $225

                        

157. Side, Pamphylia. Circa 370-360 BC. AR Stater (10.05 gm, 12h, 21mm). Obv:Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield, and spear; pomegranate to left, Rev: Apollo standing left, quiver over shoulder, holding patera and laurel scepter;a raven stands to left at his feet.  A lighted altar on the left, with a Pamphylian letter above it, and several letters to the right;  SNG von Aulock 4771; Atlan 112. Rare. Surface roughness and flan flaws on the upper left of the reverse..........................................................................................(Image) $265

                        

158. Alexander I Balas, 152-145 BC Antioch. AR Tetradrachm 150-146,  (29mm; 16.24 gm; 12h). Diademed head of Alexander r. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, Zeus enthroned l., holding scepter in left hand and in right, Nike raising laurel wreath, ligate ΠΡ in exergue. SC 1781.1g. aEF for wear, but some pitting on the obverse  and surface roughness on the upper right of the reverse and in the fields, as can be seen.............(Image) $595

                       

160. Archelaus, King of Cappadocia, 36 BC - 17 AD. AR Drachm (20mm; 3.37 gm, 12h). Cappadocia mint. Obv: Diademed head of Archelaus to right. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΧΕΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ (perhaps the longest Greek legend we have seen); Club. Date M to left. BMC 3. RPC 3604. Rare. VF+. Dent on emperor's cheek. Light surface roughness.  An on-line quote of interest: "Archelaus, a great-grandson of a general of Mithradates VI, was made king of Cappadocia by Antony and continued to rule under Augustus and on into the reign of Tiberius. He was then called to Rome where he remained until his death in 17 AD, after which Cappadocia was made a Roman province. Despite its small size this is one of the last great Hellenistic regal portraits, yet it also has a clear relation to idealized portraits of Augustus and shows how Roman concepts of portraiture had been incorporated by Greek engravers". Apparently a VERY rare variety (date). None found on CNG, SIXBID, or acsearch. No recent sales of any date variety on those sites; 2007 being the latest....................................................................................(Image) $385

                        

161. Kibyra, PHRYGIA. Circa 166-84 BC. AR Drachm (16mm; 2.94 gm; 5h). Obv: Draped male bust right, wearing crested Boeotian helmet.  Rev: Horseman galloping right, holding couched spear and shield; grape cluster behind, KEΔ and KIBYPA below. KEΔ is not a monogram in the "usual" sense. It is a number asserting the number of drachms in that production run; in this case, 1,000,000. F. De Luca, Monograms on Kibyra’s coins: names or numbers? Revue Numismatique OMNI no.12 (6-2018), pp. 54-84. BMC Phrygia pg. 133, 14 var. EF. Flan crack...............................................................................(Image) $325

                      

162. Alexander III "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.11 gm, 12h, 19mm). Abydos mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ,  Zeus seated left; monogram in left field, Ξ or Z below throne. Price 1528; ADM II series XIV, 217.......................................................................................(Image) $225

                        

164. Alexander III, "The Great." (336-323 B.C.). AR Drachm (4.07 gm, 6h, 18mm). Abydos mint, struck c.323-317 B.C. Head of young Herakles facing to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus, naked to waist, enthroned to left, holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left, a horse’s leg in left field, a star and monogram below the throne. Price 1517; SNG Berry 225......................................................(Image) $325

165. Not used.                        

166. Not used.                      

167. Not used.                        

168. Not used.                       

169. Not used.

                        

170. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (18mm; 4.17 gm; 10h). Kolophon mint. Struck under Philip III, circa 322-319 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; star in left field, spear-head in right field. Price 1759...............................(Image) $145                        

171. Not used.

                        

172. Alexander III, "The Great." Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, as Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (17mm; 4.09 gm, 12h). Kolophon mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus  seated left; N in left field; Σ below throne. Price 1802.....................................................................(Image) $175

173. Not used.                        

174. Not used.                        

175. Not used.                        

176. Not used.                        

177.  Not used.                        

178. Not used.                        

179. Not used.

                        

180. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos as Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (18mm; 4.13 gm; 9h). Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus seated left; in left field, horned head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne. Like Price 1551; ADM II Series XII, 181-204. but anepigraphic. No Alexander's name in reverse field.......................................................................................................(Image) $245

181. Not used.                        

182. Not used.                        

183. Not used.                         

184. Not used.                         

185. Not used.

                         

186. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Obol (0.57 gm, 5h, 8mm). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Indistinct. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter. M.J. Price? Ex Slocum Collection, purchased "Beirut 1967." Private purchase, 1970.............................................(Image) $180

                         

187. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (18mm; 4.27 gm;12h). In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Kolophon mint. Struck circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus seated left; in left field, forepart of lion left above crescent; pentagram below throne; ΛYΣIMAXOY to right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ below. Thompson 127; Müller 28; Price L28.......(Image) $245

                         

188. Lysimachos (323-281 BC). Drachm (18mm; 4.21 gm, 12h), In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Teos mint, 299-296 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: Zeus seated left;  ΛYΣIMAXOY to right; Griffin seated left, in l. field over symbol, "cross motif" below throne. Price L35 dr., Müller L33, Thompson, "Lysimachus" 129.....................................................(Image) $175

                         

189.  Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (18mm; 3.81 gm; 12h). In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Lysimacheia mint. Struck circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΛYΣIMAXOY to right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue. Zeus seated left; in left field, lion forepart left above monogram; monogram below throne. Thompson 6 corr. (monogram in left field); Price L1 corr. (same); Müller 14 corr. (same). VF. Rare...(Image) $265

190. Not used.                        

191. Not used.

                        

192. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (4.20 gm, 11h, 17mm). Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus seated left; ΦΙΛ above star in left field. Price P112, M.36 "Uncertain mint in Asia Minor." Surface roughness above head of Zeus on the reverse..................(Image) $145

193. Not used.                        

194. Not used.                        

195. Not used.                        

196. Not used.                        

197. Not used.

                        

198. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17mm; 4.08 gm; 4h). Lampsakos mint, circa 328-323 BC. Lifetime issue. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated left; Artemis in left field, holding two torches; monogram below throne. Price 1356....(Image) $165

                        

199. Alexander III. "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm(19mm; 3.85 gm; 2h). Lampsakos mint, circa 323-317 BC. Struck under Philip III Arrhidaios. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev:AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated left; left knee thrust forward. Monogram in left field. Price 1362. Quite artistic. Some surface roughness.......................................................(Image) $145

                        

200. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. Drachm (4.16 gm, 3h, 18mm). Lampsakos mint. Lifetime issue. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left with scepter. KI in field left, M below throne. Price 1404. Toned..................................................(Image) SOLD

201. Not used,                        

202 .Not used,                        

203. Not used.

                        

204. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (18mm; 4.03 gm; 12h). Kolophon mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rv: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; ligate KA monogram to left, crescent below throne. Price 1825.......................................................................................................(Image) $125

205. Not used.                        

206. Not used.                        

207.  Not used.                        

208. Not used.                        

209. Not used.

                        

210. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17mm; 4.03 gm; 7h). Lampsakos mint. Struck under Philip III, circa 323-317 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus  seated left; buckle in left field; below throne, crescent above A. Price 1372; ADM II Series IX; SNG München 440.............................................................(Image) $125

211. Not used.

                        

212. Alexander III. "The Great." 336 - 323 B.C. AR Drachm (18mm; 4.13 gm; 12h),  Kolophon mint, posthumous, struck c. 323 - c. 319 B.C. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, lyre l. field, B under throne. Price 1770.(Image) $175                        

213. Not used.                        

214. Not used.

                        

215. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.13 gm, 12h, 17mm). Kolophon. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; ligate KA monogram in left field, crescent below throne. Price 1825......................(Image) $165

216. Not used.                         

216a. Not used.

                         

217. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (4.11 gm, 9h, 17mm). Lampsakos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; KI in left field, monogram below throne. P.1398. Small scratch in upper left reverse field.......................................................................(Image) $225                      

218. Not used.

                         

219. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.11 gm, 12h, 18mm). Abydos mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left; monogram in left field, Z below throne. Price 1528......(Image) $175                         

220. Not used.

                         

221. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.00 gm, 12h, 18mm). Kolophon mint. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos, circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left; KA monogram in left field, Φ below throne. P.1823.....(Image) $95

222. Not used,

                         

223. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm. (4.15 gm, 12h, 21x15 mm). Sardes mint, circa 323-319 BC. Possible lifetime issue. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΡΟΥ (sic., Δ missing) Zeus seated left on backless throne, torch in left field, A below throne. Price 2637b; Müller 31. Flan flaw or punch in front of eye on obverse. Light scratches on cheek.....................................................................(Image) $175                         

224. Not used.

                         

225.  Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (4.04 gm, 6h, 18mm). Lampsakos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus std. left; KI in l. field, monogram below throne. Price 1398. Some areas of surface crystalization and flaking......................................................(Image) $165

                         

226. Alexander III, "The Great." 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.08 gm, 9h, 18mm). Mylasa mint, c. 310-301. Obv:Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus  seated l.; monogram in l. field, KH below throne. Price 2480.......................................................................................................(Image) $135

                         

227.  Philip III. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (4.00 gm, 12h, 18mm). Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. Obv:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left; bee to left, before, spear-head behind. Price P50; Müller P57a...............(Image) $155

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