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Guide & Collection of Ancient Coins that can be Bought Relatively Cheap on eBayAuthentic Ancient Greek Roman Coins. The idea behind it is to help you learn the types of coins available out there and what you can almost expect from the selection. Bronze coins were struck in order to facilitate trade as you needed to get this "change" from the higher denomination gold and silver coins. However, upon studying the topic, some ancient Greek towns, rarely if ever struck any coins in silver and gold, but only in bronze. So it is possible that you can get a really valuable coin in bronze. Numismatic coin collecting is more interested in the history and the beauty rather than the metal content alone. There are over 45 different coin types listed below, and in order to make this article as brief as possible only several of the types are shown here, however, when you click on the picture of each coin, you will be able to see the coins in my eBay store and explore more. They are arranged from the lowest priced coins to my higher priced coins. The better the condition, usually, the higher price an ancient commands. I tried my best to only include coins that you can buy for $100, $50 or even as low as about $20 here, so even though they may not win beauty contests, these are incredible value for the money.
ABDERA THRACE - Genuine 345BC Apollo Griffin Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i60582Greek city of Abdera in Thrace Bronze 15mm (3.67 grams) Struck circa 345-323 B.C. Reference: Strack 216 var.; SNGCop 374 var. Griffin seated right on club; legend for magistrate below. ABΔHPITEΩN, Head of Apollo right within square border.
AIGAI in Aiolis 2nd Cent BC Hermes & Goat Quality Ancient Greek Coin i31836Greek city of Aigai in Aiolis Bronze 13mm (2.75 grams) Struck circa 2nd-1st centuries B.C. Reference: SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen 14; SNG von Aulock - Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos. Forepart of goat right; monograms above and to right, ΑΙΓΑΕΩN in exergue. An inland town on the river Pythikos, south-east of Myrina. Symbols of Hermes were the palm tree, turtle, rooster, goat, the number four, several kinds of fish, incense. Sacrifices involved honey, cakes, pigs, goats, and lambs.
ALEXANDER III the Great 323BC Macedonia Ancient Greek Coin SHIELD HELMET i61361Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 16mm (4.06 grams) Struck circa: 323-315 B.C. Reference: HGC 3, 958; Price 2063-2070, 3157-3159, 3161-3162; Macedonian shield with gorgoneion in central boss. B-A, Macedonian helmet. Best known as Alexander the Great, he was a king (basileus in Greek) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. He was born in the city of Pella in 356 BC. By age 20, Alexander succeeded his father Philip II to the throne as king. He spent most of his years as king in an unprecedented military campaign of conquest through Asia, northeast Africa and even reached India. By age 30 he created one of the biggest empires in the ancient world, reaching from Greece to northwestern India. Being undefeated in battle, many consider him as one of history's most successful military commanders. He could be considered one of history's most important figures, having spread the Greek civilization far and wide, and was even admired by Julius Caesar along with many other important historical personages as well.
ALEXANDER III the GREAT 325BC Hercules Club Macedonia Ancient Greek Coin i59623Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 18mm (4.87 grams) Mint in Macedonia. Struck circa 325-310 B.C. Reference: Price 377; cf. Sear 6742 var. Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. Weapons of Hercules, bow in quiver above, club (facing left) below; BA between; branch below.
ALEXANDER III the GREAT 336BC LIFETIME Apollo Horse Ancient Greek Coin i60533Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Bronze 15mm (2.46 grams) Pella or possibly Aigai mint, struck 336-323 B.C. Reference: HGC 3, 928; Price 338-370; Sear 6744 cf.; Forrer/Weber 2150 cf. Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Horse prancing right; ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ above.
AMISOS in PONTUS MITHRADATES VI the GREAT Time Perseus Pegasus Greek Coin i60568Greek city of Amisos in Pontus Bronze 26mm (12.63 grams) Struck under Mithradates VI the Great circa 105-90 B.C. or circa 90-85 B.C. Reference: HGC 7, 239; SNG Black Sea 1212-1217; Sear 3639; B.M.C. 13.18,61 Head of Perseus right, wearing Phrygian helmet. Pegasus standing left, drinking; in exergue, ΑΜΙΣΟΥ and two monograms. Amisos was a flourishing Greek city on the Black Sea coast commanding an important trade route to the south, Amisos was founded in the 6th century B.C. It was re-settled by Athenians in the following century and they renamed the place Peiraeus.
AMPHIPOLIS in Macedonia 146BC RARE R2 Ancient Greek Coin POSEIDON & HORSE i61813Greek city of Amphipolis in Macedonia Bronze 18mm (5.14 grams) Struck circa 146-31 B.C. Reference: HGC 3, 424 Rare R2; SNGCop 67; Moushmov 5987; AMNG III.2, no 39 Diademed head of Poseidon right wearing tainia. ΑΜΦΙΠΟ / ΛΙΤΩΝ above and below horse galloping right. Amphipolis, a town in Macedonia on the left or eastern bank of the river Strymon, just below its egress from the lake Cercinities, and about 3 miles from the sea. The Strymon flowed almost around the town, nearly forming a circle, whence its name Amphipolis. It was originally called "the Nine Ways" and belonged to the Edonians, a Thracian people. Aristagoras of Miletos first attempted to colonize it, but was cut off with his followers by the Edonians in B.C. 497. The Athenians made a next attempt with 10,000 colonists, but they were all destroyed by the Edonians in 465. In 437 the Athenians were more successful, and drove the Edonians out of the "Nine Ways," which was henceforth called Amphipolis. It was one of the most important of the Athenian possessions, being advantageously situated for trade on a navigable river in the midst of a fertile country, and near the gold mines of Mount Pangaeus. Hence the indignation of the Athenians when it fell in to the hands of Spartan general Brasidas (B.C. 424) and of Philip II of Macedon (B.C. 358). Under the Romans it was a free city, the capital of Macedonia prima: the Via Egnatia ran through it. The port of Amphipolis was Eion.
Antigonos II Gonatas 274BC Macedonia Ancient Greek Coin ATHENA PAN TROPHY i62226Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Antigonos II Gonatas - King: 277-239 B.C. Bronze 15mm (3.82 grams) Struck circa 274-239 B.C. Reference: Sear 6786; HGC 3, 1049; SNG Copenhagen 1205-1211 Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet. Pan advancing right, erecting trophy of Galatian arms; B-A in upper field; ANTI monogram beneath Pan. The English word panic is derived from the Greek deity Pan. It is said that Pan helped the Macedonian army in the battle that Antigonos had with the Gauls in 277 B.C. at the "Battle of Lysimacheia" and thus is shown on his coins erecting a trophy. Antigonos II, Gonatas was son of Demetrios Poliorketes, and grandson of the preceding. He assumed the title of king of Macedonia after his father's death in Asia in B.C. 283, but he did not obtain possession of the throne until 277 after achieving a notable victory over the Gallic invaders in Thrace. He was driven out of his kingdom by Pyrrhos, and again recovered his dominions. He attempted to prevent the formation of the Achaean league, and died 239. His surname Gonatas is usually derived from Gonnos or Gonni in Thessaly; but some think that Gonatas is a Macedonian word, signifying an iron plate protecting the knee. The Macedonian kingdom prospered again under his long and enlightened rule.
ANTIOCHOS II Theos 261BC Seleukid Tripod Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i62193Seleukid Kindom Antiochos II Theos - King: 261-246 B.C. Bronze 16mm (4.44 grams) Struck circa 261-246 B.C. Reference: HGC 9, 253; SC 520, 522-527, and 537-538 Laureate head of Apollo right. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY either side of tripod; anchor in exergue; monograms in field to left and right. Antiochos II Theos (B.C. 261-246), son and successor of Antiochos I Soter to the throne of the Seleukid Kindom. The Milesians gave him his surname of Theos, because he delivered them from their tyrant, Timarchus. He carried on war with Ptolemy Philadelphos, king of Egypt, which was brought to a close by his putting away his wife Laodice, and marrying Berenice, the daughter of Ptolemy. After the death of Ptolemy, he recalled Laodice, but in revenge for the insultshe had received, she caused Antiochos and Berenice to be murdered. During the reign of Antiochos, Arsaces founded the Parthian Empire (250 B.C.), and Theodotus established an independent kingdom in Baktria. He was succeeded by his son Seleukos Callinicus. His younger son Antiochos Hierax also assumed the crown, and carried on war some years with his brother.
ANTIOCHOS III Megas 223BC Seleukid Apollo Tripod RARE R1 - R2 Greek Coin i60536Seleukid Empire Antiochos III, Megas - King: 222-187 B.C. Bronze 13mm (3.77 grams) Sardeis mint: 223-187 B.C. Reference: HGC 9, 518 Rare R1-R2; SC 983 Laureate head of Apollo right. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY either side of Apollo standing left, holding arrow held in right hand, left elbow resting on tall tripod; monograms in field to left and right.
AUGUSTUS 27BC Amphipolis Macedonia Artemis Bull Ancient Roman Coin i60576Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Bronze 19mm (6.69 grams) of Amphipolis in Macedonia Reference: RPC I 1629; SNG ANS 160; SNG Copenhagen -; cf. Sear GIC 29 KAIΣΑΡOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, Bare head of Augustus right. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolos riding a bull right, holding a veil over her head.
AUGUSTUS Victory Over Julius Caesar Assassins Brutus & Cassius Roman Coin i60506Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Bronze 16mm (3.60 grams) from the city of Philippi in Northern Greece, Macedonia circa 27 B.C.-10 B.C. Reference: Sear GIC 32; B.M.C.5.98,23 VIC.-AVG. either side of Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. COHOR. PRAE. PHIL., Three legionary standards. Commemorates the battle of Philippi, 42 B.C., in which Octavian and Antony defeated the Republican tyrannicides Brutus and Cassius, who subsequently committed suicide. Augustus later settled the veterans of a Praetorian Cohort at Philippi, and he conferred upon them the right to mint coins, of which this is an example. The images on this coin presumably refer to the Emperor's above described victory in 42 BC. The winged victory standing representing the cosmos. Such a coin is delivering, without words but in clear images that everyone would have understood, the message that Augustus now rules the world. All the old political institutions were re-established and the "dignity" of the Senate was restored, but actual power was now in the hands of one man alone.
AUGUSTUS 27BC Philippi Macedonia PRIESTS Founding City Oxen Roman Coin i59410Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Bronze 17mm (5.39 grams) Mint of Philippi (ostensibly) in Macedonia Reference: Varbanov 3226; RPC I 1656 Bare head of Augustus right, AVG behind. Two priests (pontiffs) plowing pomerium right with two oxen.
Carthage in Zeugitana 400BC Tanit Cult & Horse Rare Ancient Greek Coin i58781Greek city of Carthage in Zeugitana Bronze 15mm (4.21 grams) Struck 400-350 B.C. Reference: Alexandropoulos 15a; SNG Copenhagen 97; Müller - Head of Tanit left, wreathed with corn. Horse galloping right; ground line beneath.
DEMETRIOS I Poliorketes MACEDONIA King Shield Helmet Ancient Greek Coin i60574Macedonian Kingdom Demetrios I, Poliorketes - King: 294-288 B.C. Bronze 15mm (4.86 grams) Pella mint, circa 306-283 B.C. Reference: Sear 6774; Newell 132; SNG Alpha Bank 969 Macedonian shield , with monogram of Demetrios at center. BA ΣΙ either side of crested Macedonian helmet, in field to left, anchor. Son of Antigonos the One-eyed, Demetrios Poliorketes (the 'Besieger') was a romantic character who pursued a most colorful career spanning more than three decades. In his earlier years he assisted his father, whose power was centered in Asia Minor, and in 306 he achieved a great naval victory over Ptolemy of Egypt, in the battle of Salamis, off the coast of Cyprus. After many vicissitudes he seized the Macedonian throne in 294, although he reigned for only six years the dynasty which he founded lasted until the end of the Macedonian Kingdom. He died as a captive in Syria in 283 B.C.
ELAIA in AEOLIS 2-1CenBC Demeter Torch Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i61539Greek city of Elaia in Aeolis Bronze 13mm (3.85 grams) Struck 2nd-1st centuries B.C. Reference: Sear 4206; B.M.C. 17.127,20 Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn. Torch; EΛ - AI / T - ΩΝ; all within corn wreath.
EPHESOS in IONIA Genuine 387BC Bee Female Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i59663Greek city of Ephesos in Ionia Bronze 10mm (1.00 grams) Struck circa 387-295 B.C. Reference: Sear 4409; B.M.C. 14.55,68-70; SNG von Aulock 1839; SNG Copenhagen 256 Female head, possibly of Artemis left. Bee; E - Φ in upper field. Situated at the mouth of the river Kayster, Ephesos was founded by Ionian colonists under Androklos. It rose to be a place of great importance in Classical and Hellenistic times, due in the main to the illustrious sanctuary of the Ephesian Artemis dating from the time of Kroisos of Lydia. After the end of the Pergamene Kingdom in 133 B.C. Ephesos passed under the rule of the Romans.
Hermocapelia in Lydia time of Hadrian 117AD Greek Coin Roman Senate Roma i45218Greek city of Hermocapelia in Lydia Bronze 15mm (2.73 grams) struck during the time of Hadrian circa 117-138 A.D. Reference: Sear GIC 5019; B.M.C. 22.99,7; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock 2947 ΙЄPA CYNKΛHΤOC, Draped bust of the Roman Senate right. ЄΡΜΟΚΑΠΗΛΙΤΩΝ, Turreted and draped bust of Roma right, monogram before. Hermocapelia. This town is identified with the modern Geukche-keui on the north side of the Hyrcanian plain, a few miles south-west of Apollonis.
KASSANDER killer of Alexander the Great's FAMILY Ancient Greek Coin Horse i60963Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Kassander - Regent: 317-306 B.C. & King: 306-297 B.C. Bronze 22mm (6.84 grams) Pella mint, struck circa 305-297 B.C. Reference: Sear 6754; HGC 3, 992; SNG Alpha Bank I, nos. 930-931 Head of young Hercules right, clad in lion's skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / KAΣΣAΝΔΡΟΥ above and beneath nude youth riding horse prancing right, holding palm branch. Kassander, son of Antipater. His father, on his death-bed (B.C. 319), appointed Polysperchon regent, and conferred upon Kassander only the secondary dignity of Chiliarch (cavalry commander). Being dissatisfied with this arrangement, Kassander strengthened himself by an alliance with Ptolemy and Antigonos, and entered into war with Polysperchon. In 318 B.C., Kassander obtained possession of Athens and most of the cities in the south of Greece. In 317 he was recalled to Macedonia to oppose Olympias (mother of Alexander III, the Great). He kept her besieged in Pydna throughout the winter of 317, and on her surrender in the spring of the ensuing year, he put her to death. The way now seemed open to him to the throne of Macedonia. He placed Roxana (wife of Alexander III, the Great) and her young son, Alexander (IV) Aegus (son of Alexander III, the Great), in custody at Amphipolis, not thinking it safe as yet to murder them; and he connected himself with the regal family by marriage with Thessalonica, half-sister of Alexander the Great. He founded the city of Thessalonica in her honor in 315. In 315 Kassander joined Seleukos I, Ptolemy I, and Lysimachos in their war against Antigonos I, Monophthalmus, of whose power they had all become jealous. This was was upon the whole unfavorable to Kassander, who lost most of the cities in Greece. By the general peace of 311, it was provided that Kassander was to retain his authority in Europe until Alexander Aegus should be grown to manhood. Kassander thereupon put to death the young king and his mother Roxana. In 310 the war was renewed, and Heracles, the son of Alexander III by his mistress Barsine, was brought forward by Polysperchon as a claimant to the Macedonian throne; but Kassander bribed Polysperchon to murder the young prince and his mother in 309. In 306 Kassander took the title of king, when it was assumed by Antigonos I, Lysimachos, and Ptolemy I. In the following years, Demetrios Poliorketes, the son of Antigonos I, carried on the war in Greece with great success against Kassander; but in 302 Demetrios was obliged to pass into Asia, to support his father; and next year, 301, the decisive battle of Ipsus was fought, in which Antigonos I and Demetrios were defeated, and the former slain, and which gave Kassander Macedonia and Greece. Kassander died of dropsy in 297, and was succeed by his son Philip IV.
Krannon in Thessaly 400BC Horseman Water Jug Hydria Ancient Greek Coin i58939Greek city of Krannon in Thessaly Bronze 16mm (4.21 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C. Reference: Sear 2073 var.; HGC 4, 385 Horseman galloping right. Hydria, mounted on wheels. The city was near the source of the river Onchestos. People of Krannon held Poseidon in high regard. The city derived it's name from the various springs in the area (called kranna in Aiolic Greek). The city had an abundance of sheep and horses grazing in the plains which brought it great wealth. In times of drought, they had a hydria on wheels which they paraded through the city accompanied by prayers to Apollo, which it was famous for. There was also a temple of Athena and Asclepius in the city.
KYME in AEOLIS - Genuine 350BC Horse & Vase Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i60520Greek city of Kyme in Aeolis Bronze 15mm (3.02 grams) Struck circa 350-250 B.C. Reference: Sear 4188 var.; B.M.C. 17.108, 40 var. Forepart of prancing horse right, KY above, magistrate's name below. One-handled vase; monogram to left. By far the most important of the Aiolian coastal cities, Kyme was situated southwest of Myrina. For much of its history it was dominated by great powers - Athens, the Hellenistic Kingdoms and, finally, Rome.
THESSALIAN LEAGUE Larissa 196BC Greek Coin ATHENA APOLLO Healer Cult i43386Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly under Thesssalian League Bronze Dichalkon 17mm (4.24 grams) Struck Late 2nd - mid 1st century B.C. Ippaitas, magistrate Reference: Rogers 44 ΙΠΠΑI-ΤΑΣ above and below head of Athena in Corinthian helmet right. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ above and beneath horse galloping right. Larissa was an important town of Thessaly, in Pelasgiotis, situated on the Peneios river, in an extensive plain. It was once the capital of the Pelasgi, and had a democratic constitution, but subsequently became subject to the Macedonians. It retained its importance under the Romans, and after the time of Constantine the Great, became the capital of the province of Thessaly. This city was named after a local water nymph named Larissa. The story goes that the nymph drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios River. In Greek mythology, the Greek hero Perseus accidentally killed his grandfather, King Akrisios of Argos when participating in the funeral games held in the city for nymph Larissa. The people of that city made their wealth from the rich agricultural area around the city and from breeding horses.
Lysimacheia in Thrace 309BC Ancient Greek Coin Young Hercules NIke Cult i37469Greek city of Lysimacheia in Thrace Bronze 19mm (3.76 grams) Struck 309-281 B.C. Head of young Hercules right, in lion's skin. ΛYΣΙΜΑ / XΕΩΝ either side of Nike standing facing, holding wreath and palm. Founded by Lysimachos in 309 B.C., close to the site of Kardia which he had destroyed. This city became the principal residence and European mint of the King of Thrace.
LYSIMACHOS 297BC Thrace King Hercules Wreath Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i60831Greek Coin of Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachos - King: 323-281 B.C. - Bronze 14mm (2.35 grams) Struck in the Kingdom of Thrace circa 297-281 B.C. Reference: Sear 6822; Muller, pl. II,14; Forrer/Weber 2735 Head of young Hercules right, clad in lion's skin. BAΣΙ / ΛΥΣI within corn-wreath. One of the most remarkable of the 'Successors' of Alexander, Lysimachos was of Thessalian stock and was a bodyguard of the great Macedonian King. In the confused period following Alexander's death he obtained the government of Thrace, and in 309 B.C. founded his capital city of Lysimacheia where many of his coins were struck. In 305 B.C. he took the title of King, and four years later extended his rule over much of Asia Minor following the defeat of Antigonos the One-eyed at Ipos. His later years were marred by domestic tragedy and his harsh rule made him unpopular with his subjects. In 281 B.C. Lysimachos, now aged 80, was attacked by Seleukos of Syria who was only two years his junior. Lysimachos died fighting at the battle of Korupedion and his kingdom disappeared with him. But his memory lived on and generations later a number of mints in the Black Sea area restored his coin types for their autonomous issues.
Maroneia in Thrace 148BC Ancient Greek Coin Nude Dionysos Wine God i31739Greek city of Maroneia in Thrace Bronze 18mm (5.24 grams) Struck circa 148-80 B.C. Reference: Moushmov 3942 Wreathed head of Dionysos. MAPΩNITΩN, nude Dionysus standing left holding bunch of grapes and thyrsos. Maroneia, a town on the south coast of Thrace, situated on the north bank of the lake Ismaris and on the river Sthenas, more anciently called Ortagurea. It belonged originally to the Cicones, but afterwards received colonists from Chios. It was celebrated for its excellent wine, which even Homer mentions. The city boasted a sanctuary of Dionysus, the Roman equivalent of Bacchus, the god of wine. Dionysus was represented, along with his symbol of bunches of grapes on the city's coins.
MARONEIA Thrace 400BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin w HORSE & WINE GRAPES i62203Greek city of Maroneia in Thrace Bronze 15mm (3.38 grams) Struck 400-350 B.C. Reference: Sear 1636; B.M.C. 3.65 Horse prancing right; monogram beneath. ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ around three sides of linear square containing vine; monogram beneath.
MESEMBRIA in THRACE Black Sea Area Athena Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i59513Greek city of Mesembria in Thrace Bronze 18mm (5.08 grams) Struck circa 275-175 B.C. Reference: Sear 1676; B.M.C. 3.8-10; Topalov, Messambria 16; SNG BM Black Sea 280-3; SNG Stancomb 235; SNG Copenhagen 661 Diademed female head right. METAM / BRIANΩN either side of Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing spear and holding shield. An important colony of Megara, Mesembria was situated on the Black Sea coast, north of Apollonia Pontika.
ODESSOS in THRACE 270BC Great God Derzelas on Horse Ancient Greek Coin i59533Greek city of Odessos in Thrace Bronze 19mm (6.33 grams) Struck circa 270-188 B.C. Reference: Moushmov 1527; Topalov, Odesos pp. 177-8, 3 and 5 var.; SNG Stancomb 264 var. Laureate head of the Great God Derzelas right.
OLYNTHOS MACEDONIA 420BC Chalkidian League Ancient Greek Coin APOLLO LYRE i49241Greek city of Olynthos in Macedonia for the Chalkidian League Bronze 14mm (3.50 grams) Struck circa 420-348 B.C. Reference: Sear 1433; HGC 3, 511; B.M.C. 5.31; Cf. Robinson-Clement Group M; SNG ANS 552 Laureate head of Apollo right. XAΛKIΔΕΩΝ, Lyre. A colony of Chalkis, Olynthos became the center of opposition to Athenian imperialism in the North, and was the headquarters of the Chalkidian League formed circa 432 B.C. The city was captured and destroyed by Philip II, king of Macedon, in 348 B.C.
PELLA Macedonia Original 146BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin ATHENA & BULL i60795Greek city of Pella in Macedonia Bronze 19mm (7.88 grams) Struck circa 148-31 B.C. Reference: Sear 1446; HGC 3, 615; Moushmov 6453; SNGCop 266ff; SNG ANS 7, nos. 598-617 Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right ΠEΛ-ΛHΣ, bull (ox) grazing right. Founded by king Archelaus I of Macedonia (B.C. 413-399 B.C.) as a new capital to replace the older palace-city of Aigai (Vergina). It became the official capital and residence of the all the kings of Macedonia until about 167 B.C. Pella was in the Macedonian district of Bottiaea, was situated upon a hill, and upon a lake formed by the river Lydias, 120 stadia from its mouth. It continued to be a place of small importance until the time of Philip II, who made it his residence and capital of the Macedonian monarchy, and adorned it with many public buildings. It is frequently mentioned by subsequent writers on account of its being the birth-place of Alexander the Great. The original name of Pella was Bounomos ("Grazing Ox"), and is alluded to on some of the coins from the city with the grazing bull (ox). The coin types featuring Athena borrowed her image from issues of "new-style" coinage of Athens. Other imagery of various gods/goddesses on its coins were adopted from the royal coinages of previous kings. It was the capital of the one of the 4 districts into which Romans divided Macedonia, and was subsequently made a Roman colony under the name of Col. Jul. Aug. Pella. By around 180 A.D., Roman writer, Lucian described it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants".
PERGAMON in MYSIA 133BC Athena Trophy Helmet Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i60791Greek city of Pergamon in Mysia Bronze 18mm (5.80 grams) Struck circa 150-50 B.C. Reference: Sear 3960; B.M.C. 15. 112,22-3 Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet. AΘΗΝΑΣ / ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ either side of trophy. Situated in the Kaikos valley, about 15 miles from the coast, Pergamon was a city of uncertain origin and of no great importance before the time of Alexander the Great. In the 3rd century B.C. it became the center of the independent kingdom ruled by the Attalid dynasty founded by Philetairos. The city was extended and beautified as the prosperity of the kingdom increased, and by the late Hellenistic times Pergamon ranked as one of the great cultural centers of the Greek world. After the end of the kingdom, 133 B.C., Pergamon became capital of the Roman province of Asia. Perseus - King: 179-168 B.C. Bronze 18mm (5.30 grams) Struck in Macedonia circa 179-168 B.C. Reference: Sear 6807, SNGCop 1279, Forrer/Weber 2222, var. Head of the hero Perseus right, wearing winged cap terminating in bird's head, harpa behind neck. Eagle, wings open, standing left on thunderbolt, head right; BA above, ΠEP monogram to left. * Numismatic Note: It is interesting to note that the same hero, Perseus whom, according to mythology, founded Macedonia has the same name as the last king of Macedonia. The eldest son of Philip V, Perseus was the last king of Macedon. He inherited a kingdom already largely dependent on Rome, but his policies aroused Roman suspicions and armed conflict became inevitable. At the battle of Pydna, in 168 B.C., Perseus lost his kingdom and he died two years later as an exile in Italy.
PHILADELPHIA in LYDIA 2-1CenBC Macedonian Shield Thunderbolt Greek Coin i61743Greek city of Philadelphia in Lydia Bronze 12mm (4.04 grams) Struck 2nd-1st Century B.C. Reference: Sear 4723; B.M.C.22.187,1; SNG Copenhagen 345 var. (monogram). Circular Macedonian shield with star on boss. ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛ / ΦEΩΝ above and beneath thunderbolt, monogram in upper field; all within olive-wreath. Founded by Attalos II Philadelphos, King of Pergamon 159-138 B.C., Philadelphia was situated south-east of Sardes and commanded the important valley of Kogamis.
Philip II Alexander the Great Dad OLYMPIC GAMES Ancient Greek Coin Horse i51706Kingdom of Macedonia Philip II - King: 359-336 B.C. - (Father of Alexander III the Great) Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory Bronze 16mm (6.12 grams) Struck circa 356-294 B.C. Reference: Sear 6696-6699 var.; HGC 3, 882-886 var. Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia. Youth on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above. * Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient Greek coin of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Fascinating coin referring to his Olympic victories.
PHILIP V Macedonia King 221BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin Hercules Harpa i60861Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Philip V - King: 221-179 B.C. Bronze 19mm (7.67 grams) Struck circa 221-179 B.C. Reference: SNGCop 1262 Head of bearded Hercules right in lion's skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ above and below harpa, ΔI above, all within oak wreath. Son of Demetrios II, Philip V came to power in 221 B.C. on the death of Antigonos Doson. He was a vigorous ruler and maintained the power of the Macedonian kingdom in the earlier part of his reign. However, he made the mistake of arousing the enmity of the Romans, and in 197 B.C. his power was crushed at the battle of the Kynoskephalai by the Roman general T. Quinctius Flamininus. After this his power and territory were severely curtailed by Rome, and the days of the Macedonian kingdom were numbered.
PHILIPPI in MACEDONIA 357BC Hercules Tripod Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i54461Greek city of Philippi in Macedonia Bronze 17mm (5.40 grams) Struck 357-330 B.C. Reference: Sear 1452 var.; B.M.C. 5.8 var. Head of young Hercules left in lion's skin. Tripod ; ΦIΛIΠΠΩΝ to right. Following Philip II's capture of Amphipolis in 357 B.C. and his acquisition of the mining area of Mt. Pangaion, the mining center of Krenides was given the name of Philippi in the king's honor.
Sardes in Asia Minor 133BC Ancient Greek Coin Nude Apollo Young Hercules i31470Greek city of Sardes in Lydia Bronze 15mm (4.22 grams) Struck circa 133-80 B.C. Reference: Sear 4734 Laureate head of young Hercules right, lion's skin knotted round. Nude Apollo standing left, holding raven and laurel-branch; ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ behind, monogram to left; all within laurel wreath. The ancient capital of the Lydian Kings, Sardes lay under a fortified hill in the Hermos valley, at the important road junction. In the pre-Alexandrian age it was the center of the principal Persian satrapy, ad in all probability the mint-place of much of the Persian imperial coinage of darics and sigloi. In 189 B.C. it came under the rule of the Attalids of Pergamon, and fifty-six years later it passes to the Romans.
SARDES in Lydia 133BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin APOLLO & HERCULES CLUB i61735Greek city of Sardes in Lydia Bronze 15mm (4.08 grams) Struck circa 133-80 B.C. Reference: Sear 4736; B.M.C. 22.239,18 Laureate head of Apollo right. ΣΑΡΔΙ /ΑΝΩΝ either side of club of Hercules, monogram to right; all within oak-wreath.
SELEUKOS I Nikator 312BC Genuine Ancient SELEUKID Greek Coin MEDUSA BULL i60960Greek Coin of Seleukid Kingdom Seleukos I Nikator - King: 312-280 B.C. Bronze 18mm (7.12 grams) Struck circa 312-280 B.C. Reference: Sear 6852 var.; HGC 9, 92a Winged head of Medusa right, serpents in hair. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣEΛΕYKOY above and beneath humped bull butting right.
SIDE in PAMPHYLIA 25BC Rare Authentic Ancient Greek Coin APOLLO ATHENA i61319Greek city of Side in Pamphylia Bronze 17mm (3.15 grams) Struck circa 25 B.C. - 100 A.D. Laureate head of Apollo right. Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand and shield with left; CIΔ-H across field. An important coastal city, south-east of Aspendos, Side was a place of great antiquity, resettled by colonists from Kyme in the 7th-6th century B.C. Its inhabitants, who abandoned Greek in favor of curious local dialect, were reputed to be most dishonest, and the city was a center for piracy in the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C.
Syracuse Sicily 270BC King Hieron II Ancient Greek Coin Poseidon Trident i39152Greek city of Syracuse in Sicily Bronze 18mm (5.90 grams) under king Hieron II, circa 240-215 B.C. Reference: Sear 1223; HGC 2, 1550; B.M.C. 2. 603; CNS II, p. 407, nos. 201-201/7 Head of Poseidon left, wearing tainia. Ornamented trident-head, between two dolphins, dividing IEPΩNOΣ. When in it's foundations that the city of Syracuse only consisted of the island of Ortygia, that island was said to have been the home of the nymph Arethusa. She had been a chaste, faithful attendant of Artemis. It is said that she got the unwanted attentions from the river god, Alpheios, while bathing in his Peloponnesian stream. Artemis hid her in a cloud in an attempt to save her, however she sweated so profusely out of fear that she was transformed into a stream. Artemis broke apart the ground to allow her to escape. She found her way to the island of Ortygia where she became the fountain on that island.
Temnos Aiolis 350BC Rare Ancient Greek Coin Dionysos Wine God Grapes i28088Greek city of Temnos in Aiolis Bronze 10mm (0.80 grams) Struck 350-300 B.C. Reference: Sear 4228; B.M.C. 17.142,1 Head of bearded Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy. Bunch of grapes dividing T - A. Situated a short distance east of Neonteichos, on the hill-side above the right bank of the river Hermos.
THESSALONICA MACEDONIA 100BC Dionysus Goat Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i60853Greek city of Thessalonica in Macedonia Bronze 17mm (5.67 grams) Struck circa 100-51 B.C. Reference: HGC 3, 730; Moushmov 6610; SNGCop 365 Head of Dionysus right wreathed with ivy. ΘEΣΣAΛO / NIKHΣ to left and right of goat standing right. Thessalonica, more anciently Therma, an ancient city in Macedonia, situated at the N.E. Extremity of the Sinus Thermaicus. Under the name of Therma it was not a place of much importance. It was taken and occupied by the Athenians a short time before the commencement of the Peloponnesian war (B.C. 432), but was soon after restored by them to Perdiccas. It was made an important city by Cassander, who collected in this place the inhabitants of several adjacent towns (about B.C. 315), and who gave it the name of Thessalonica, in honor of his wife, the daughter of Philip and sister of Alexander the Great. From this time it became a large and flourishing city. Its harbor was swell situated for commercial intercourse with the Hellespont and the Aegean; and under the Romans it had the additional advantage of lying on the Via Egnatia, which led from the W. shores of Greece to Byzantium and the East. It was visited by Apostle Paula about A.D. 53; and about 2 years afterwards he addressed from Corinth 2 epistles to his converts in the city. Thessalonica continued to be, under the empire, one of the most important cities of Macedonia; and at a later time it became the residence of the prefect, and the capital, of the Illyrian provinces. It is celebrated at this period on account of the fearful massacre of its inhabitants by order of Theodosius, in consequence of a riot in which some of the Roman officers had been assassinated by the populace.
THYATEIRA in LYDIA 200BC Genuine Authentic Ancient Greek Coin APOLLO AXE i61306Greek city of Thyateira in Lydia Bronze 15mm (2.66 grams) Struck circa 200-100 B.C. Reference Sear 4743; B.M.C. 22.292,7; SNG v. Aulock 3200 Laureate head of Apollo right. Double-axe (labrys); ΘYATEIPHNΩΝ in fields.
TIBERIUS 14AD Colonists Founding PARIUM with OXEN Ancient Roman Coin i55590Tiberius - Roman Emperor: 14-37 A.D. Bronze 16mm (3.33 grams) of Parium in Mysia, circa 14-37 A.D. Reference: Sear GIC 268; B.M.C. 15. 103,89; Cohen 206, 195; RPC I 1657 TI AVG, Bare head of Tiberius right. Two colonists plowing right with two oxen. This type commemorates the founding of the city, and the measurement they used to plot out the city. The ancient Romans had a standard for a city block.
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A List to be used as a Guide to Putting Together a Collection of Ancient Roman Coins that Includes Names of People who Issued Coins, Including the Rare Ones!Feel the past as you explore the ancient world through these historical ancient Roman coins of the emperors, empresses and important personages. Below is an almost complete list of all ancient Roman historical personages that have ever struck a coin. A challenge for some, who are willing to accept it, is to collect a single coin of every single emperor. This list is available inside my eBay as the 'Collecting Guide Link'. Some of these emperors are more rare than others, so you may want to be the first to buy them before they're gone into a collection forever! Some people choose to take the route of building up a collection of every single emperor, or sometimes, every single emperor and empress, and it may take a lifetime, but the challenge is exciting. You can build up a collection without some or the rarer emperors and empresses in an affordable fashion for almost anyone. Some people value a collection of ancient Roman coins as more valuable as it takes time and effort to put it together. With the list below, you can search my ancient coins store and find the right coins out of thousands that are available! Just click on each one of the names and it will search it automatically for any examples that I may have available. Or download it, print and use it as a checklist for your collection. The benefit of this list is that you can use it to put together a collection quickly and easily
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Learn about the types of ancient Greek coins from before Alexander the Great to the Roman control of the region
This video is designed for the people that may be interested in collecting ancient Greek and Roman coins from Macedonia, either as a Kingdom, Region or Province. Explored in this article and video above is a selection of various cities and kings from Macedonia that I have in my collection available for sale in my eBay online coin shop. My goal is to cut years off the learning curve in collecting ancient coins by making informative videos, and when people learn about the wonder, I can help them get the coins they want, being a win win for everyone. Please share this article, thumb up the video when you watch it as it will help others find it, as the artificial intelligence of search engines picks those things up. Enjoy!
Macedonia or Macedon was an ancient kingdom on the northern periphery of Classical Greece and later the dominant state of Hellenistic Greece. It was ruled during most of its existence initially by the legendary founding dynasty of the Argeads, the intermittent Antipatrids and finally the Antigonids. Home to the Macedonians, the earliest kingdom was centered on the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula, bordered by Epirus to the west, Paeonia to the north, the region of Thrace to the east and Thessaly to the south. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_(ancient_kingdom)
The Roman province of Macedonia was officially established in 146 BC, after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Andriscus of Macedon, the last self-styled King of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia in 148 BC, and after the four client republics (the "tetrarchy") established by Rome in the region were dissolved. The province incorporated ancient Macedonia, with the addition of Epirus, Thessaly, and parts of Illyria, Paeonia and Thrace. This created a much larger administrative area, to which the name of 'Macedonia' was still applied. The Dardanians, to the north of the Paeonians, were not included, because they had supported the Romans in their conquest of Macedonia. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_(Roman_province)
ALEXANDER I, First King of Macedonia 495BC Ancient Silver Greek Coin Rare i36780
The Macedonian Kindom Alexander I - King: 495-454 B.C. Silver Light Tetrobol 14mm (1.51 grams) Reference: Sear 1484; B.M.C.5.,p.160,10 Horse pacing right; A on exergual line beneath. Crested helmet right in linear square within shallow incuse.King of Aigai, Alexander enlarge dhis kingdom after the retreat of the Persians in 479 B.C., and was the first of the Macedonian rulers to place his name on coinage.
ALEXANDER III the GREAT Pella Antigonos II Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i46302
Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas: Macedonian King: 277-239 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.80 grams) Pella mint, circa: 275-271 B.C. Reference: Price 621; Müller 230; SNG Copenhagen 713; Mathisen, Administrative VI.6, dies A19/P44 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Macedonian helmetin field to left; OK monogram below throne.
AKANTHOS in MACEDONIA 480BC Lion Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin i46281
Greek city of Akanthos in Macedonia Silver Tetrobol 15mm (2.11 grams) Struck circa 480-470 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS 18-21 Forepart of lioness right, seen from above; acanthus above. Quadripartite incuse square.
OLYNTHOS in MACEDONIA for CHALKIDIAN LEAGUE 432BC Apollo Lyre Greek Coin i49241
Greek city of Olynthos in Macedonia Chalkidian League Bronze 15mm (3.51 grams) Struck circa 432-348 B.C. Reference: Sear 1433; B.M.C. 5.31; Cf. Robinson-Clement Group M; SNG ANS 552 Laureate head of Apollo right. XAΛKIΔΕΩΝ, Lyre.
PERDIKKAS III brother of PHilip Kingdom of Macedonia 365BC Greek Coin i49479
Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Perdikkas III - King: 365-359 B.C. Bronze 18mm (3.34 grams) Reference: Sear 1515; B.M.C. 5.2,3 Head of young Hercules right wearing lion-skin headdress. ΠΕΡΔΙΚ / KA above and below lion standing right, holding broken spear in his jaws.
Amphipolis in Macedonia 410BC Apollo Torch Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i49256
Greek city of Amphipolis in Macedonia Bronze 20mm (8.18 grams) Struck 168-149 B.C. Reference: Sear 1390 var.; SNG ANS 87 var. Laureate head of Apollo left. ΑΜ / ΦΙ above and below race-torch; all within linear square.
Eion in Macedonia 475BC Goose & Lizard RARE Ancient Silver Greek Coin i26077
Greek city of Eion in Macedonia Silver Diobol 13mm (0.92 grams) circa 475-450 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS 284; SNG Lockett 1320 Goose standing right looking back, lizard above, H behind. Quadripartite incuse.
Alexander III the Great Bucephalus Ancient Greek MACEDONIA KOINON Coin i30608
Alexander III, the Great: Macedonian Greek King: 336-323 B.C. Roman Era, Olympic-Style Games Issue Bronze 25mm (12.19 grams) from the Koinon of Macedonia in Thrace under Roman Control Struck circa 222-235 A.D. under the reign of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose, flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NEΩ, Alexander the Great on his legendary horse, Bucephalus, galloping right with cape flowing behind him and holding spear.* Numismatic Note: Leaders like Julius Caesar and the Romans and the Greeks alike had immense respect for the great accomplishments of Alexander the Great. Macedonia, being the kingdom of Alexander the Great's birth, this coin featuring his likeness heralds the Neocorate status of the area, along with the Olympic-style games that accompanied it. Highly-coveted type.
Akanthos in Macedonia 470BC Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin w Bull i36765
Greek city of Akanthos in Macedonia Silver Tetrobol 16mm (2.36 grams) Struck circa 470-390 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS 35 Forepart of bull kneeling left, head right, two laurel branches above. Shallow quadripartite incuse square.
Thessalonica in Macedonia 187BC Ancient Greek Coin Athena War Magic Horse i33502
Greek city of Thessalonica in Macedonia Bronze 18mm (4.50 grams) Struck 187-31 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS 770 Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet. ΘEΣΣAΛO / NIKHΣ above and below horse prancing right.
Thessalonica in Macedonia 88BC RARE Ancient Greek Coin Centaurs Janus i40946
Greek city of Thessalonica in Macedonia Bronze 24mm (6.59 grams) from the ancient Greek city of Thessalonica in the Province of Macedonia 88-21 B.C. under the control of the Romans Reference: Moushmov 6607 Laureate head of Janus ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN, Two Centaurs prancing, back to back, each holding branch.
URANOPOLIS in MACEDONIA 300BC Aphrodite as Uranus Earth Globe Greek Coin i42118
Greek city of Uranopolis in Macedon Bronze 17mm (3.47 grams) Struck circa 300 B.C. Reference: Sear 1475; SNG Cop. 455; SNG ANS 914;SNG Evelpidis 1363; BMC 2 Eight-rayed star, representing the sun. OYPANIΔΩΝ ΠΟΛΕΩΣ, Aphrodite Urania seated facing on globe, holding sceptre.
AMPHIPOLIS in MACEDONIA 158BC Shield Helmet Ancient Silver Greek Coin i30137
Greek city of Amphipolis in Macedonia Silver Tetrobol 14mm (2.48 grams) Struck 158-149 B.C. Reference: Sear 1387 cf.; B.M.C. 5., p.9,11 cf. Macedonian shield, at center of which MA / KE above and below club right. Macedonian helmet left, with cheek-pieces.
PHILIP V King of Macedonia 180BC Rare Greek Coin HERO O PERSEUS Flute i21960
Greek King: Philip V - King of Macedonia: 221-179 B.C. Bronze 18mm (4.04 grams) Uncertain Macedonian mint. Struck circa 180/79 B.C. Reference: Mamroth, Bronzemünzen 28; Touratsoglou, Macedonia 24; SNG München 1194 Head of hero Perseus right, wearing winged Phrygian helmet. B A / Φ above and below harpa within oak wreath.
PHILIPPI Macedonia 357BC Hercules Tripod Bow QUALITY Ancient Greek Coin i275088
Greek city of Philippi in Macedonia Bronze 18mm (5.80 grams) Struck 357-330 B.C. Reference: Sear 1452 var.; B.M.C. 5.8 var. Head of young Hercules left in lion's skin. Tripod; ΦIΛIΠΠΩΝ to right, bow in case to left.
KASSANDER king of Macedonia 319BC Hercules Lion Ancient Greek Coin i49232
Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Kassander - King: 319-297 B.C. Bronze 15mm (2.94 grams) Struck at Pella or Amphipolis Reference: SNG Copenhagen 1154-5; Cf. SNG Alpha Bank 937-41 (monograms). Head of young Hercules right, clad in lion's skin. BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAΣΣANΔPOY, Lion walking left, broken spear in jaws; monograms below.
AMPHAXITIS Macedonia 196BC Hercules & Club RARE Ancient Greek Coin i30661
Greek city of Amphaxitis in Macedon Bronze 21mm (6.51 grams) Struck 196-168 B.C. Reference: Sear 1376; B.M.C. 5.1,2; AMNG III 73; SNG Copenhagen 36 var. (monograms) Head of young Hercules right, in lion's skin. ΑΜΦΑ / ΞΙΩΝ abow and below club right, within oak-wreath; monogram beneath.'Autonomous issue in the time of the Macedonian kings Philip V and Perseus.
Macedonia 288BC Ancient Greek Coin Shield w Gorgon's head Helmet i30222
Greek - Macedonia during the Interregnum period 288-277 B.C. Bronze 15mm (3.82 grams) Reference: Sear 6781 Macedonian shield with Gorgon's head at center. Macedonian helmet dividing B - A ; in lower field to left, caduceus; to right, monogram.
TRAGILOS in MACEDONIA 400BC Hermes & Rose Ancient Greek Coin i31186
Greek city of Tragilos in Macedonia Bronze 17mm (4.52 grams) Struck circa 400 B.C. Reference: Sear 1472; SNG ANS 911; SNG Copenhagen 452 Head of Hermes right, wearing petasos. TPAIÎ›ION, Rose; crescent in field to right.
Roman Republic Caecilia 29a Conquest of Macedonia Shield Elephant Coin i45456
Roman Republic M. Caecilius Q.f. Q.n. Metellus moneyer Silver Denarius 17mm (3.78 grams) Rome mint, circa 127 B.C. Reference: Caecilia 29a; B.M.C. 1147; Syd. 480a; Craw. 263/1b Head of Roma right, ROMA downward behind, star below chin. M. METELLVS. Q . F around Macedonian shield with elephant's head at center; all within laurel wreath.
Roman Protectorate of Macedonia 168BC Roma Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i40774
Greek city of the Roman Protectorate of Macedonia Bronze 25mm (11.47 grams) Struck circa 168-167 B.C. Time of Aemilius Paullus. Gaius Publilius. Quaestor, circa 168-167 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma right. MAKEΔONΩN / TAMIOY ΓAIOY / ΠΟΠΛΙΛIΟΥ in three lines, all within oak wreath.* Numismatic Note: Very rare, possibly unpublished coin from the Roman Macedonian protectorate with the name of the famous consul of the Roman Republic!
AUGUSTUS 27BC Edessa in Macedonia Authentic Ancient Roman Coin i33917
Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Bronze 22mm (9.83 grams) of Edessa in Macedonia Reference: Sear GIC 28; B.M.C. 5.39,16 ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Laureate head right. ΕΔΕΣ / ΣΑΙΩΝ in two lines within laurel-wreath; Θ above.
Tiberius 14AD Philippi Macedonia City Foundation Scene Ancient Roman Coin i30519
Tiberius - Roman Emperor: 14-37 A.D. - Bronze 18mm (4.18 grams) mint of Philippi in Macedonia 14-37 A.D. Reference: RPC I 1657; BMC 89 TI AVG, Bare head of Tiberius right. Foundation scene, two priests (pontiffs) plowing with two oxen right.
Claudius 41AD Province of Macedonia Ancient Roman Coin Macedonian shield i32126
Claudius - Roman Emperor: 41-54 A.D. - Bronze 24mm (6.87 grams) from the Province of Macedonia 41-54 A.D. Reference: RPC 1612; SGI 425. TI KΛAVΔIOΣ KAIΣAP, bare head left. ΣEBAΣTOΣ MAKEΔONΩN around the Macedonian shield.
TITUS & DOMITIAN CAESARS 77AD Stobi Macedonia Roman Coin Dionysus Temple i28335
Titus & Domitian as Caesars Bronze 25mm (5.10 grams) of Stobi in Macedonia Struck 77-78 A.D. Reference: RPC 311; Boric-Breskovic, Stobi, p. 29, Type 3; AMNG III -; Varbanov 3805 T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate and draped bust of Titus right vis-à-vis bare head of Domitian left. MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, tetra-style temple on podium with two steps; inside, Dionysus standing left; clipeus in pediment.
DOMITIAN 81AD Amphipolis Macedonia ARTEMIS Ancient Roman / Greek Coin i29397
Domitian - Roman Caesar: 69-81 A.D. Emperor: 81-96 A.D. - Bronze 19mm (5.99 grams) of Amphipolis in Macedonia Reference: RPC 341; SNG Cop. 100 AVTO KЄCAP ΔOMITIANOC, Laureate head right. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Artemis Tauropolos standing left, holding long torch and branch, shield at her feet.
MARCUS AURELIUS 161AD Macedonia Koinon Shield Ancient Roman Coin i48742
Marcus Aurelius - Roman Emperor: 161-180 A.D. - Bronze 18mm (5.58 grams) of Macedonia Koinon Reference: Varbanov 3046 var. (head laureate), Moushmov 5890 var. (same), AMNG 283 var. (same) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. KOINON MAKEDOΔΟΝΩΝ around Macedonian shield.
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Video and Article dealing with Authentic Coins of the Celts and Proto-Money Trading Tokens
Celtic tribes lived in a lot of areas on the fringes of the empires of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Romans and Greeks considered the Celts barbarians. But the fact is that the ancient Celts were the ancestors of the modern German, French, Swiss, Eastern European, British and other European cultures. The Celts paint a unique picture with the style of coins they used. They also used trading tokens or what can also be described as proto-money. What the Celts also did was issue their own coins in the styles of the Greek and Roman peoples of the time for trading purposes. This article with video deals with Celtic coins from their development, a bit about their history with many examples shown in an amazing video presentation. The coins shown and many more are available for sale.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 500BC Pre Coin TRISKELES MONEY Trading Token i48911
Eastern Europe Celtic Tribes of the Danube Region Bronze Proto-money Trading Token of "Triskeles Money" 16mm x 17mm (5.06 grams) Circa 500-300 B.C. The ancient Celts used proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and possibly even afterwards, at least for trade between each other. This is called triskeles money because of it's shape and is a name that could be assigned to it. The ancient Celts would carry this type of money on a string around their body such as in a necklace fashion. A benefit to this type of money is that it allowed for a basic unit of exchange above barter, perhaps of a type recognized as money for a certain region. This allowed for the basic the benefits of money as it is used in today's world and the ability to have a flourishing free market economy. An important part of ancient history of money as it developed and progressed. Very rare type as most Celtic proto-money is what is known as "wheel money" or "ring money" along with second most plentiful being "bell money".
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 6-2CentBC Ring Wheel Money Triskeles "Coin" i48405
Eastern Europe Celtic Danube Region Bronze "Ring or Wheel or Roulles" Proto-money Trading Token of Triskeles Shape 35mm x 11mm (3.56 grams) Circa 500-100 B.C. The ancient Celts proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and perhaps even afterwards. This is a type I have never seen before in the Triskeles shape.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 6-2CenturyBC Ring Wheel Money Roulles "Coin" i48390
Eastern Europe Celtic Danube Region Bronze "Ring" or "Wheel" or "Roulles" money 25mm x 2mm (3.54 grams) Circa 500-100 B.C. The ancient Celts proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and possibly even afterwards.
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44440
Celtic Arrowhead Proto-Money City of Istros in the Black Sea Area & Eastern Danube Region Cast Bronze 39mm x 10mm (2.36 grams) circa 700-600 B.C. Reference: SNG Black Sea 218 Arrowhead-shaped proto-money trading token. The ancient Celts from the Eastern Danube and Black Sea areas used proto-money like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 500BC Pre- Coin BELL MONEY Trading Token i48902
Eastern Europe Celtic Tribes of the Danube Region Bronze "Bell Money" 22mm x 19mm (6.60 grams) Circa 500-300 B.C. The ancient Celts used proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and possibly even afterwards, at least for trade between each other. This is called bell money because of it's shape and therefore there is no clapper inside as it was used for currency. The ancient Celts would carry this type of money on a string around their body such as in a necklace fashion. A benefit to this type of money is that they can be easily stacked and counted, and allowed for a basic unit of exchange above barter. This allowed for the basic the benefits of money as it is used in today's world and the ability to have a flourishing free market economy. An important part of ancient history of money as it developed and progressed.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 6-2CenturyBC Ring Wheel Money Roulles "Coin" i44444
Eastern Europe Celtic Danube Region Bronze "Ring or Wheel or Roulles" Proto-money or Trading Token 38mm x 4mm (7.30 grams) Circa 500-100 B.C. The ancient Celts proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and perhaps even afterwards.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 6-2CenturyBC Ring Wheel Money Roulles "Coin" i44425
Eastern Europe Celtic Danube Region Bronze "Ring" or "Wheel" or "Roulles" money 23mm x 11mm (14.10 grams) Circa 500-100 B.C. The ancient Celts proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and possibly even afterwards.
Celtic Danube Eastern Europe 6-2CenturyBC Ring Wheel Money Roulles "Coin" i48343
Eastern Europe Celtic Danube Region Bronze "Ring" or "Wheel" or "Roulles" money 23mm x 5mm (9.79 grams) Circa 500-100 B.C. The ancient Celts proto-money trading tokens like this to conduct trades before the introduction of coins to the area and possibly even afterwards.
Celtic Eastern Europe Silver TetraDrachm as Greek Philip II Macedon Coin i44055
Celtic Tribe of Eatern Europe Making coins in style of Greek king Philip II - King of Macedon: 359-336 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 25mm (13.53 grams) under unknown Celtic Tribe circa 300-200 B.C. Laureate head of Zeus right. Youth on horseback right. * Numismatic Note: The Celtic peoples would issue their own versions of the coins of their neighbors, such as the Greeks which have their own unique style to behold. Quality ancient Celtic coin. The Celts of Eastern Europe imitated ancient Greek coins of the time period, this one of Philip II. King Philip II of Macedonia was father of Alexander the Great and his coins referred to his Olympic victory. The reason they did this as they traded with the Greeks and their coins were popular and recognized for trade, so they struck their own. You can see the Cetlic style showing on this coin.
Celtic of Danube Silver Tetradrachm Greek Style Coin Similar to Thasos i44010
Celtic Tribe of the Danube Making coins in style of the Greek city of Thasos on Island in the Thracian Sea Silver Tetradrachm 32mm (16.57 grams) Struck by the Danubian Celts circa 148-50 B.C. Reference: S-215; BMC-Celtic-221; Lanz-967 Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead. HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding club, lion's skin over left arm; monogram in field to left. * Numismatic Note: The Celtic peoples would issue their own versions of the coins of their neighbors, such as the Greeks which have their own unique style to behold. Quality ancient Celtic coin. The Celts of the Danube imitated ancient Greek coins of the time period, this one of the city of Thasos in Thrace. The reason they did this as they traded with the Greeks and their coins were popular and recognized for trade, so they struck their own. You can see the Cetlic style showing on this coin. A rich and fertile island off the southern coast of Thrace, Thasos possessed prolific gold mines and had a controlling interest in many of the silver mines on the mainland.
CELTIC Tribe of GALLIA CISALPINA Gaul 2nd Cen BC Massalia Silver Coin i45944
Celtic Tribe of Gallia Cisalpina Silver Drachm 15mm (3.36 grams) Struck circa 2nd Century B.C. in the style of the Ancient Greek coins of Massalia Reference: De La Tour 2126 Head of Nymph right. ΜΕΣΣΑ, lion standing right. The Celts were interesting groups people who made their coins in the styles of the Greek cities and kings they were surrounded by to facilitate trade. Celtic coins have a unique artistic beauty of their own and the style is easily recognizable as they are more stylized than their Greek or Roman counterparts.
CELTIC Tribes of Gaul THE SEQUANI 2-1CenBC HORSE Ancient Greek Coin RARE i46533
Celtic Tribes of Central Gaul The Sequani Tribe Potin Unit 20mm (5.33 grams) Struck circa 2nd-1st Century B.C. Reference: Castelin - de la Tour 5393 Slg. Danicourt 124; LTS 393; BMC 330 Male head left. Horned horse left, with S-shaped tail.
Veliocasses Vercingetorix FRIENDS 80BC Ancient Wheel Money Coins Paris i46397
Veliocasses Paris Region Lead Wheel Money 22x7mm (1.62 grams) circa 80-50 B.C. Set of Three Uncut Wheel Money From an area North of Paris which was together with a group of Veliocasses bronzes. Three small, solid wheel money unclipped and still in the slightly curved shape of the mold. Very rare and perhaps "never to be seen again" type of item.
Celtic Gaul Britain Danube Ancient Roman Coin 350AD Magnentius Victories i42827
Magnentius - Roman Emperor: 350-353 A.D. - Bronze AE2 20mm (1.78 grams) Barbarous Issue Struck in Celtic Gaul, Danube or Britain Struck circa 350-353 A.D. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; A behind bust. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath with text. * Numismatic Note: Very rare issue struck by the Celts of a more scarce emperor.
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#1 Size of Market You are aware of a market of ancient coins which is much less known than what other markets people think of such as that of gold and silver. So the advantage to this is that you can get the best prices as you have less competition from other buyers. So you can build up a great collection relatively cheap. Some of the wealthiest families have had or still have collections, with famous names such as Hunt, Rockefeller, Mercedes and much more. What I find is that if some of the most successful people are involved in it, then there is something to it.#2 Historical Value The beauty and historical value of ancient coins are valued by collectors worldwide rather than just what the value of the metal contained in them. So in regards to numismatic coins, you have the advantage of the coins being valued for what they are, rather than just the value of the "scrap" or the intrinsic metal in them. #3 Relatively Unknown Not everyone knows that ancient coins exist for sale, and if they did, that would lead to a meteoric rise in prices for ancient coins. This is where I come in. As my knowledge of coins and marketing increases, my coins will have even a higher value than any other coins out there. The reason being, the professional research, full-color certificates of authenticity, some of the lowest prices on the market and so much more, adding to their resale value. #4 Variety There is such a huge variety of ancient coins to collect. From more famous names such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Constantine the Great, there is such a wonderful variety of ancient coins to collect. This makes this topic very interesting to collect because of all of the variety available. #5 Connection to Past Ancient coins preserve our connection to the past. By owning ancient coins, we can learn a lot more about ancient history and bring it to life in our own hands. It is not the metal content of the coin that is valuable, it's the historical beauty it contains as it captures the aesthetics and history of that time period in a very portable format. Makes this a great heirloom for your family. Imagine starting a collection today, that spans generations! #6 Teaching and Learning Resource Make great teaching aids for learning about ancient history Growing up and reading books about history, I now realize how wonderful it would have been to hold an ancient coin from the time period of the Greeks or the Romans. And how much more motivated I would have been to learn about it, if the actual coins were in my hands! Also when you have the ancient coin in your hand, you want to go out and read the history on it, and anything it is connected to. You can say this allows you an expanded world view as your knowledge stretches back thousands of years. #7 Great Gifts Ancient coins make great gifts! There is something thoughtful about going into a selection of thousands of ancient coins and picking out the right ones for your friends and loved ones. Imagine giving a coin with a lion to a person of the Leo astrological sign, Mars or Ares for Ares sign, a coin with a Capricorn, and so much more. Maybe a coin of Alexander the Great for a person named Alex or Alexander. Or Philip II for a person named Philip. Or Mark Antony for a person named mark. #8 Explore the World Ancient coins transport us to places where we dream to be. Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt are all accessible now to you from the comfort of your own home. #9 It used to be a Hobby of Kings which then became the King of Hobbies The United States mint estimates that there are 140 million collectors in the United States alone. Perhaps this number figures in a lot of people that just collect pocket change. However, the point to make is that a person may start collecting something simple at one point and graduate to more scarce coins such as ancient Greek and Roman coins, should they find interest in it. However, with so many films such as Gladiator, 300, Troy, and shows like Rome made by HBO, ancient Greek and Roman history is hotter than ever. I personally believe that if more people knew about the availability of these coins, their price would jump through the roof. That is where educational articles like this add to the value of everyone collecting and/or investing in rare coins. Also with the advent of the internet, what was only for the richest people being the Hobby of Kings, it became the King of Hobbies, as people can trade their coins efficiently over the internet. #10 Large Value in Small Size Think about the advantages of having ancient coins as it allows you to pack a lot of value in a small package. People buy various things, such as art and antiques, but nothing is as compact and transportable as ancient coins. You can put them in your pocket and go! #11 Scarcity Each ancient coin as each it was struck by hand by aligning a small metal planchet between an anvil and a punch and what would happen is that the coins would have different centering. Also the dies would crack so they would need to re-engrave them, so the design could be slightly different. Also some coins were struck with the fresh dies, so the design may be sharper and more prolific rather than one that struck a significant amount of coins. So every time you see a very beautiful coin, realize that in itself is more scarce than a coin that it is a combination of great centering, engraver's ability, sharpness and preservation so there is much to appreciate. What I have seen personally when visiting auctions, coins in superb condition actually would fetch astronomical prices. Some of the coins I feel that may fit this bill is my selection of my ancient silver Roman denarius coins. You can search my store for silver roman keywords.
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See depictions of Horses, Horse Riding & the Mythical Pegasus and Hippocamp on the coins of Ancient Greece and RomeAuthentic Ancient Greek Roman Coins (a store where you can buy many great ancient coins) was created to get you educated about the subject of the various depictions of horses that were done on ancient coins. The coins shown here show various rulers on horseback, horses of various types and motifs along with the various gods and goddesses such as Zeus and Apollo. In the video above, along with the pictures and descriptions below, you can see just some of the ancient coins depicting horses that were minted. You can learn a lot from this article and see some of the coins by clicking the pictures or links below. See all the coins with:
Elagabalus - Roman Emperor: 218-222 A.D. - Bronze 26mm (10.31 grams) of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior Under magistrate Novius Rufus AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, Radiate draped bust right. VΠ A NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOLITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Elagabalus on prancing horse right, cloak behind, holding spear pointed towards lion crouched left below. * Numismatic Note: Intriguing rare reverse.
PROBUS 280AD Ancient Silvered Roman Coin Rare SOL Sun God Horse i21927Probus - Roman Emperor: 276-282 A.D. Silvered Bronze Antoninianus 24mm (4.75 grams) Cyzicus mint: 280 A.D. Reference: RIC 911h, C 683 IMP CM AVR PROBVS P F AVG - Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter with eagle atop. SOLI INVICTO Exe: CM/XXIΔ - Sol riding oncoming quadriga, raising hand and holding whip with globe.
CONSTANTINE I the Great 337AD Heaven Horse CHARIOT Ancient Roman Coin i22243Constantine I 'The Great'- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. - POSTHUMOUS After Death Christian Deification Issue Bronze AE4 15mm (1.74 grams) Struck at the mint of Cyzicus 337-340 A.D. Reference: RIC 4 (VIII, Cyzicus) DVCONSTANTINVSPTAVGG - Veiled head right. No legend Exe: SMKЄ - Constantine I riding quadriga right, Hand of God above. Posthumous means arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.
AZILISES 85BC INDO SKYTHIAN King on Horse Bull Ancient Greek Coin India i46654Central Asia Indo Skythian Kings and Satraps in India Azilises - King, circa 85-43 B.C. Square Bronze 27mm (11.64 grams) Uncertain mints in the Paromisadai or western Gandhara Reference: HGC 12, 588 (R2); ISCH 2,58.3 and 58.4 ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN / ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ / ΑZΙΛΙΣΟΥ, Armored Skythian king advancing right on horseback with lowered spear. (Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayalishasa [of Great King, King of Kings Azilises the Great]), Bull standing left; monogram and kharoshthi letter above.
EPTIMIUS SEVERUS on horse 196AD Silver Authentic Ancient Roman Coin i51138Septimius Severus - Roman Emperor : 193-211 A.D. - Silver Denarius 17mm (2.97 grams) Rome mint 196 A.D. Reference: RIC 74, S 6256, C 6 LSEPTSEVPERTAVGIMPVIII - Laureate head right. ADVENTVIAVGFELICISSIMO - Septimus Severus riding horse right, raising hand.
GYRTON in THESSALY 400BC Gyrtona Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i53947Greek city of Gyrton in Thessaly Bronze 16mm (4.23 grams) Struck circa 400-344 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 370; Sear 2086; Rogers 1932, no. 230; Weber 2807 Jugate heads right of Gyrton and horse. ΓΥΡΤOΝΙΟΝ, Head of Gyrtona left.
Termessos Major in Pisidia 71BC Zeus Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin i56085Greek city of Termessos Major in Pisidia Bronze 17mm (4.38 grams) Struck 71 B.C. Reference: Sear 5495; B.M.C.19.268,3-4 Laureate head of Zeus right. Free horse galloping left; A (=year 1) above, TEP beneath. An important city of south-western Pisidia, high up in the Tauros mountains, Termessos at one time controlled a large area of territory extending into northern Lycia. Its position was given recognition by the Romans in 71 B.C. from which era its earliest coins date.
KYME in AEOLIS 250BC Amazon Horse Vase Authentic Rare Ancient Greek Coin i57274Greek city of Kyme in Aeolis Bronze Obol 17mm (5.77 grams) Struck circa 250-200 B.C., Magistrate Diodoros Reference: Sear 4192 var.; Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96 Head of Amazon Kyme right, hair bound with ribbon. Horse pacing right, one-handled vase at feet; KY above; ΔΙΟΔΩΡOΣ in exergue. By far the most important of the Aiolian coastal cities, Kyme was situated southwest of Myrina. For much of its history it was dominated by great powers - Athens, the Hellenistic Kingdoms and, finally, Rome.
PHILIP III - KASSANDER 323BC Macedonia OLYMPIC Horse Silver Greek Coin i57871Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Philip III, Arrhidaeus - King of Macedonia: 323-317 B.C. Silver 1/5 Tetradrachm 12mm (2.44 grams) Amphipolis mint. Struck Philip III - Kassander. Circa 323/2-315 .BC. Reference: Le Rider pl. 46, 20-1; SNG ANS 723-5 Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia. ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ, Horseman riding right; trident below. History and Meaning of the Coin During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip's horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote "[Philip of Macedon] ... had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins."
ALEXANDER III the GREAT on HORSE Bucephalus MACEDONIA KOINON Greek Coin i57875Alexander III the Great: Macedonian Greek King: 336-323 B.C. Pseudo-Autonomous Issue under the Romans Bronze 24mm (7.38 grams) from the Koinon of Macedonia in Thrace Struck circa time of emperor Severus Alexander, circa 222-235 A.D. Reference: AMNG 565 var. AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose, flowing hair. KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NЄΩ, Alexander the Great on his legendary horse, Bucephalus, galloping right with cape flowing behind him and raising right hand in which he holds a spear.* Numismatic Note: Amazing coin being issued over 500 years after the death of Alexander the Great, featuring his portrait. Alexander the Great was and still is a great hero of antiquity showing the amazing effect one man can have on history in just short while of just 13 years! Macedonia was a province under the control of the Romans, which was created out of the kingdom of Macedonia which Alexander the Great was king of. Interesting to note that this being a pseudo-autonomous issue featuring Alexander the Great instead of the Roman emperor of the time.
KASSANDER killer of Alexander the Great son Ancient Greek Coin Horse i58302Greek coin of the Kingdom of Macedonia Kassander - Macedonian King: 319-297 B.C. Bronze 18mm (6.34 grams) Struck circa 319-297 B.C. Reference: Sear 6754; Price (Coins of the Macedonians) pl. XII, 65 Head of young Hercules right, clad in lion's skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / KAΣΣAΝΔΡΟΥ above and beneath naked youth on horse pacing right.
Syracuse Sicily 375BC Tyrant Dionysios Greek Coin ATHENA HIPPOCAMP Horse i58435Greek city of Syracuse in Sicily Bronze Trias 20mm (8.25 grams) Struck under Dionysios I and Dionysios II, circa 375-344 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1456; Sear 1193 (Timoleon time); B.M.C. 2. 289; CNS II, nos. 34-45 ΣYPA, Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet bound with olive-wreath. Hippocamp left, with curled wing. When in it's foundations that the city of Syracuse only consisted of the island of Ortygia, that island was said to have been the home of the nymph Arethusa. She had been a chaste, faithful attendant of Artemis. It is said that she got the unwanted attentions from the river god, Alpheios, while bathing in his Peloponnesian stream. Artemis hid her in a cloud in an attempt to save her, however she sweated so profusely out of fear that she was transformed into a stream. Artemis broke apart the ground to allow her to escape. She found her way to the island of Ortygia where she became the fountain on that island.
Carthage in Zeugitana 400BC Tanit Cult & Horse Rare Ancient Greek Coin i58441Greek city of Carthage in Zeugitana Bronze 16mm (5.43 grams) Struck 400-350 B.C. Reference: Alexandropoulos 15a; SNG Copenhagen 97; Müller - Head of Tanit left, wreathed with corn. Horse galloping right; ground line beneath.
Carthage in Zeugitana 300BC Authentic Ancient Greek Coin Horse Palm tree i59225Greek city of Carthage in Zeugitana Bronze 20mm (6.97 grams) Struck 300-264 B.C. Reference: Sear 6531; Muller II, 104,317; SNG Copenhagen 102 Head and neck of horse right. Palm-tree.
LARISSA THESSALY 360BC BULL HORSE MAN Ancient Silver Greek Coin RARE R2 i60293Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.03 grams) Struck circa 360-356 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 449 Rare R2; Hermann pl. IV, 17; SNG Copenhagen 118; BCD Thessaly I, 1136; BCD Thessaly II, 186 | Pedigree: Ex Christopher "Kit" Reed Collection ΛAPIΣAION above bull running right. Horseman wearing kausia and cape riding right.
Roman Republic 90BC VICTORY PEGASUS Quinarius Ancient Silver Roman Coin i60457Roman Republic Q. Titius moneyer Silver Quinarius 14mm (1.87 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 90 B.C. Reference: Titia 3; B.M.C. 2229; Syd. 693; Craw. 341/3 Bust of Victory draped and winged right. Pegasus springs right, Q . TITI below breast.
Jesus Christ Birth Magii Azes II on Horse 35BC Ancient Silver Greek Coin i60623Indo-Scythian Kingdom in Northern India King Azes II - Indo-Scythian King - Reigned: circa 35 B.C.- 12 B.C. or later, possibly up to 5 A.D. Silver Drachm 14mm (2.44 grams) Struck circa 35 B.C. - 12 B.C. / 5 A.D. Uncertain min in Hazara-Kashmir Reference: HGC 12, 647 (Rare R2) King with coat of mail, on horse, holding elephant goad, with Greek royal headband; Kharoshthi letter to right. Greek legend BAΣIΛEΩΣ BASIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY AZOY "The Great King of Kings Azes". Diademed Zeus standing left, holding Nike and scepter; monogram to left and Kharosthi letter to right. Kharoshti legend MAHARAJASA RAJADIRAJASA MAHATASA AYASA "The Great King of Kings Azes". * Numismatic Note: This coin circulated around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is from the area far east in the Indo-Scythian Kingdom in Northern India. This type of coin could have been carried by the Magii that went to see Jesus from the east. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh was available and traded in the area of northern India and was something that would be brought west from there. India was a great source for spices and other other exotic goods and caravans would travel from there bringing them for trade. It is believed that Jesus may have been born back as far back as 5 B.C. based on some of the biblical accounts. If this king lived up to 5 B.C. or later, which may be possible, he could have been then one of the kings that visited Jesus at his birth. Or if this coin was carried by the Magii, his coin could have came and visited Jesus. Since these kings may have traveled on horses, a king of those times would look like the king pictured on this coin. And it is also possible that one of his successors could have been some of the kings that visited Jesus at birth. Then again, they would have with them the circulating coin of the realm, and some of those which could have been the coin of this ruler. It is amazing to hold this coin connected to that amazing historical period.
PANORMOS Palermo Sicily 3CenBC Zeus Horse Sun RARE R1 Ancient Greek Coin i60663Greek city of Panormos in Sicily Bronze 16mm (3.18 grams) Struck early 3rd Century B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1073 Rare R1; CNS I, p. 340, no. 61 Laureate head of Zeus left. Horse galloping left; sun above; ΠΑ monogram below. The principal Phoenician city in Sicily, Panormos produced a limited coinage in the latter part of the 5th Century; but following the great success of Carthaginian arms, 409-405 B.C., the issues of the mint became much larger. The types are mostly copied form the coinages of other Sicilian cities, such as Gela, Segesta and Syracuse.
AUGUSTUS 8BC Caius Caesar on Horse Ancient Silver Denarius Roman Coin i60671Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Silver Denarius 18mm (3.47 grams) Lugdunum mint, struck 8-6 B.C. Reference: Seaby 40; B.M.C., Gaul 223, Imp. 500; R.I.C. 348 Certification: NOT CERTIFIED because "EDGE FRAGILE, THUS INELIGIBLE TYPE" AVGVSTVS DIVI F, his laureate head right. C . CAES above Caius Caesar galloping right, eagle between two standards behind, AVGVS . F in exergue. Caius was the grandson of Augustus but he adopted him as his son and heir together with his brother Lucius.
Roman Republic 137BC Rome Apollo Chariot Original Ancient Silver Coin NGC i60511Roman Republic M. Baebius Q. f. Tampilus moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm Rome mint, circa 137 B.C. Reference: Baebia 12; B.M.C. 935; Syd. 489; Craw. 236/1a-d,f Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF 1883237-003 Head of Roma left, X below chin, TAMPIL behind. Apollo in quadriga right, ROMA below horses, M . BAEBI . Q . F . in exergue.
Roman Republic 47BC Rome MEDUSA AURORA Horses Ancient Silver Coin NGC i60153Roman Republic L. Plautius Plancus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.49 grams) Rome mint, circa 47 B.C. Reference: Plautia 14; B.M.C. 4009; Syd. 959b; Craw. 453/1c Certification: NGC Ancients F 4375823-255 Mask of Medusa, facing, hair disheveled, L PLAVTIVS below. Aurora flying right conducting the four horses of the Sun, PLANCVS below.
Roman Republic 136BC Roma Jupiter Chariot Ancient Silver Coin NGC Ch AU i58170Roman Republic L. Antestius Gragulus moneyer Silver Denarius 17mm Rome mint, circa 136 B.C. Reference: Antestia 9; B.M.C. 976; Syd. 451 and 465; Craw. 238/1 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU 4252368-009 Head of Roma right, star below chin, GRAG behind head. Jupiter in quadriga right, L . ANTES below horses, ROMA in exergue.
KELENDERIS CILICIA 425BC Stater Horse Rider Goat Silver Greek Coin NGC i58232Greek city of Kelenderis in Cilicia Silver Stater 22mm (10.69 grams) Struck circa 425-400 B.C. Reference: SNG BN Paris 49 (stgl.). SNG von Aulock 5627 (stgl.). Kraay, Celenderis Hoard, NC 1962, 5, 16 (stgl.); Sear 5529 var. Certification: NGC Ancients XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 4375810-019 Naked rider, with whip in left hand, seated sideways on horse prancing left, from which he is about to dismount, KEΛ below. Goat kneeling left, looking back; ivy-spray above goat.
SKOTUSSA THESSALY 440BC Horse Wheat-grain Ancient Silver Greek Coin NGC i58233Greek city of Skotussa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.04 grams) Struck circa 440-420 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 587; Sear 2217; BCD Thessaly II, lots 728-729; Weber 2927 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 4375810-021 Forepart of horse prancing left. ΣKO, Wheat-grain in its husk; all within incuse square.
BELIKIO in IBERIA Spain 100BC Man Horse Authentic Ancient Greek Coin NGC i58694Greek city of Belikio in Iberia ( Spain) Bronze Unit 22mm Struck circa 100-70 B.C. Reference: ACIP 1433; SNG BM Spain 763-70; SNG Copenhagen 321; SNG Lorichs 790-4; MHBNF 1192-5 Certification: NGC Ancients XF 4371932-012 Bare bearded head right, wearing necklace; Iberian be to left. Warrior, holding couched spear in right hand, on horseback right; Iberian belikiom below.
LARISSA THESSALY 356BC Silver Drachm Nymph Horse Ancient Greek Coin NGC i59812Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 20mm (5.75 grams) Struck circa 356-320 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 453; BCD Thessaly II, lot 280 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4375823-194 Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wearing ampyx. ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.
Roman Republic 90BC PRIAPUS Fertility God PEGASUS Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59808Roman Republic Q. Titius moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.66 grams) Rome mint: 90 B.C. Reference: Titia 1; B.M.C. 2220; Syd. 691; Craw. 341/1 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4375823-144 Head of Mutinus Titinus right, bound with winged diadem. Q . TITI on tablet from which springs Pegasus right. The god Mutinus Titinus is the same as Priapus, who had a temple at Rome, and who was especially worshipped by young married women. Statues of Priapus were common in ancient Greece and Rome, standing in gardens or at doorways and crossroads. To propitiate Priapus, the traveler would stroke the statue's penis as he passed by.
CORINTH 375BC Ancient Silver Greek PEGASUS ATHENA TRISKELES Coin NGC VF i59867Greek city of Corinth in Corinthia Silver Stater 21mm (8.40 grams) Struck circa 375-300 B.C. Reference: Ravel 1065; Pegasi 383; BCD Corinth 126 Certification: NGC Ancients VF 4375823-161 Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying left; koppa beneath. Helmeted head of Athena left; behind, N and triskeles of crescents within circle.
Roman Republic 102BC Cybele Victory Chariot Stork Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59832Roman Republic C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus moneyer Silver Denarius 21mm (3.91 grams) Rome mint, struck circa 102 B.C. Reference: Fabia 15; B.M.C. 1581-90; SYd. 589; Craw. 322/1 Certification: NGC Ancients VF 4375823-230 Veiled and turreted head of Cybele right, B over dot behind. Victory in biga right, stork before, C . FABI . C . F in exergue.
Roman Republic 55BC Mars Horse Warrior Defeats Gaul Enemy Silver Coin NGC i59868Roman Republic P. Fonteius P. f. Capito moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.87 grams) Rome mint, circa 55 B.C. Reference: Fonteia 17; B.M.C. 3851; Syd. 900; Craw. 429/1 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch F 4375823-158 P. FONTEIVS . P . CAPITO . III . VIR, bust of Mars right, trophy behind. MN . FONT . TR . MIL above warrior on horseback thrusting his spear at Gaulish enemy who is about to slay a third combatant who is unarmed, helmet and oval shield below on right.
PERDIKKAS II King of MACEDONIA 451BC Silver Greek Coin Horse Helmet NGC i61901Greek Coin of Macedonian Kingdom Perdikkas II - King of Macedonia: 451-413 B.C. Silver Tetrobol 13mm (1.87 grams) Reference: Sear 1487; Raymond 139. SNG ANS 37-41 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4529163-010 Horse walking to right. Crested helmed right within linear square border within square incuse.
VANDALS of CARTHAGE 523AD Soldier Horse Nummi Ancient Barbarian Coin NGC i61208VANDALS. Semi-autonomous Municipal coinage of Carthage. Circa 480-533 A.D. Bronze Nummi 20mm (7.32 grams) Class 2. Struck circa 523-533 A.D. Reference: Hahn, Wertsystem 18; MEC 1, 45-47; BMC Vandals 14-17 Certification: NGC Ancients VF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4529170-004 BART HACO, Soldier standing facing, holding spear. Head of bridled horse left; XXI in exergue.
Roman Republic 82BC Apollo Stork Horse Authentic Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59975Roman Republic Pub. Crepusius moneyer Silver Denarius 18mm (3.78 grams) Rome mint, circa 82 B.C. Reference: Crepusia 1; B.M.C. 2673-2715; Syd. 738a; Craw. 361/1c Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4375823-103 Laureate head of Apollo right, scepter over shoulder, C behind, stork below chin. Horseman galloping right, hurling spear, number behind, P . CREPVSI in exergue.
GETA 200AD Rome CASTOR with Horse of Gemini Twins Silver Roman Coin NGC i59903Geta - Roman Emperor: 209-211 A.D. Silver Denarius 19mm (2.99 grams) Struck at the mint of Rome mint, 200-202 A.D. Reference: BMCRE 216. RIC 6. RSC 12. Hill 659 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF 4375823-231 . P SEPT GETA - CAES PONT, bare-headed, draped bust of the child Geta right. CASTOR, Castor standing facing, head left, holding scepter, by side of horse left. * Numismatic Note: Very rare type with one of the Dioscuri twins. This perhaps is an allusion to Geta being the mortal Castor while his older brother, Caracalla may have been Pollux. This is one of the interpretations that can be made from the coin as Carcalla and Geta were brothers and emperors would often try to equate themselves with mythologies.
KORKYRA Corcyra Corfu DIONYSUS PEGASUS Ancient Silver Greek Coin NGC XF i59904Greek city of Korkyra on island of Corfu off Epeiros Silver Drachm 20mm (3.83 grams) Struck circa 229-48 B.C. Reference: HGC 6, 65 Rare R1 ; SNG Copenhagen 196-199 Certification: NGC Ancients XF 4375823-399 Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with viy. Pegasus flying right; monograms below.
Roman Republic ROME King Aqueduct Horse Statue Ancient Silver Coin NGC i59905Roman Republic L. Marcius Philippus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.46 grams) Rome mint, circa 56 B.C. Reference: Marcia 28; B.M.C. 3890; Syd. 919; Craw. 425/1 Certification: NGC Ancients VF 4375823-408 ANCVS below diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind. PHILIPPVS behind equestrian statue right on an arcade of five arches within which A Q V A MAR, flower below horses. The Marcia gens claimed descent from Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, who is said to have been the first to bring water to Rome by means of an aqueduct. The equestrian statue is that of Q. Marcius Rex, who, when praetor in B.C. 144, was commissioned by the Senate to repair the old aqueducts and to build one which would give a supply of water to the Capitol. This aqueduct is known as the Aqua Marcia.
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KAULONIA in BRUTTIUM 530BC Very RARE Ancient Silver Greek Stater Coin i31196Greek city of Kaulonia in Bruttium Silver Stater 28mm (6.23 grams) Struck 530-480 B.C. Reference: Sear 252; B.M.C. 1.9 KAVΛ. Apollo, naked, walking right, holding laurel-branch in right hand and bearing on his left arm a small running naked figure, also carrying branch; in field to right, stag standing right, looking back. Similar to obverse, but incuse and reversed, and without legend.
Side in Pamphylia 183BC Silver Tetradrachm LARGE Ancient Greek Coin i54544Greek city of Side in Pamphylia Silver Tetradrachm 28mm (16.34 grams) Struck circa 183-175 B.C. under Kleuchares, magistrate. Reference: SNG von Aulock 4797; SNG France 696-701; SNG Copenhagen 40 Helmeted head of Athena right. Nike advancing left, holding wreath; in left field, pomegranate; ΚΛΕ - ΥΧ across fields.
Athens Greece ARCHAIC 490BC TETRADRACHM Ancient Silver Greek Coin OWL i52150Greek city of Athens in Attica Greece - Archaic Silver Tetradrachm 20mm (16.90 grams) Struck circa 490-482 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 1591 (R2); Seltman 1927, Groups E and F; Cf. Svoronos Pl. 5; cf. Asyut pl. XVIII Archaic head of Athena right wearing crested helmet decorated with chevron and dot pattern. Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig behind, ΑΘΕ before.
Athens in Attica Greece 320BC Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin i40763Greek city of Athens in Attica Greece - Silver Tetradrachm 21mm (17.13 grams) Struck circa 320-294 B.C. Reference: Svornos-pl.20#5 Head of Athena right, of more advanced style, the eye seen in true profile; she wears crested helmet ornamented with three olive-leaves and floral scroll. Owl standing right, head facing; to right AΘE; to left, olive-twig and crescent.
ATHENS Attica Greece 353BC Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin ATHENA OWL i53512Greek city of Athens in Attica Greece - Silver Hemidrachm 13mm (1.99 grams) Struck circa 353-294 B.C. Reference: Kroll 19c-h; HGC 4, 1642 Head of Athena right, with profile eye, wearing Attic helmet. Owl standing facing between olive sprays; AΘE around. Selinos in Sicily Silver Stater 22mm (8.43 grams) Struck circa 540-515 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 1208; Arnold-Biucchi 1992, no. 3 (R1) Wild parsley leaf. Incuse square with twelve alternating raised and lowered triangular compartments.
KELENDERIS CILICIA 425BC Stater Nude Horse Rider Goat Silver Greek Coin i46254Greek city of Kelenderis in Cilicia Silver Stater 22mm (10.67 grams) Struck circa 425-400 B.C. Reference: SNG BN Paris 49 (stgl.). SNG von Aulock 5627 (stgl.). Kraay, Celenderis Hoard, NC 1962, 5, 16 (stgl.); Sear 5529 var. Naked rider, with whip in left hand, seated sideways on horse prancing left, from which he is about to dismount, KEΛ below. Goat kneeling left, looking back; ivy-spray above goat.
Kingdom of ELYMAIS Kamnaskires VI 1-2CenAD Silver Tetradrachm Greek Coin i46270Greek Coin Kingdom of Elymais Kamnaskires VI - King: late 1st-early 2nd Century A.D. Billon Silver Tetradrachm 29mm (14.66 grams) Reference: Sear GIC 5888; B.M.C. 28.250,14; De Morgan 17 (pl. II, 1) Diademed and cuirassed bust of king left, with long beard and wide fringe of hair below diadem; behind, star within crescent above anchor. Male bust left, diademed and draped, with short beard; badly blundered Greek legend in four lines forming square around.
ARADOS in PHOENICIA 350BC Stater Deity Galley Ancient Silver Greek Coin i46289Greek city of Arados in Phoenicia of King Gerostratos possibly Silver Stater 18mm (9.87 grams) Struck 350-332 B.C. Reference: Sear 5977; B.M.C. 26.11,67 Laureate head of bearded deity right. Galley right, on three lines of waves; above, Phoenician letters. Macedonian Kingdom Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Struck under Antigonos II Gonatas: Macedonian King: 277-239 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.80 grams) Pella mint, circa: 275-271 B.C. Reference: Price 621; Müller 230; SNG Copenhagen 713; Mathisen, Administrative VI.6, dies A19/P44 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; Macedonian helmet in field to left; OK monogram below throne.
SELEUKOS I Nikator Tetradrachm Athena ELEPHANT Silver Greek Coin Seleukid i46301Greek Coin of Seleucid Kingdom Seleukos I, Nikator - King: 312-280 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 26mm (17.27 grams) Struck circa 312-280 B.C. Reference: Sear 6831 var.; HGC 9, 18 Laureate head of Zeus right. Athena, brandishing spear and holding shield, standing in chariot drawn right by four horned elephants; on left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; in exergue, ΣEΛΕYKOY.
CORINTH 375BC Athena Pegasus Silver Stater Ancient Greek Coin Triskeles i46350Greek city of Corinth in Corinthia Silver Stater 21mm (8.40 grams) Struck circa 375-300 B.C. Reference: Ravel 1065; Pegasi 383; BCD Corinth 126 Pegasus, with pointed wing, flying left; koppa beneath. Helmeted head of Athena left; behind, N and triskeles of crescents within circle.
LARISSA in THESSALY 356BC Silver Drachm Nymph Horse Ancient Greek Coin i47969Greek city of Larissa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 20mm (5.86 grams) Struck circa 356-320 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 453; BCD Thessaly II, lot 280 Pedigree: Ex BCD Collection with his original hand-written tag and photos of this coin Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left, wearing ampyx. ΛAPI/ΣΑIΩN, Horse grazing right.
LYTTOS in CRETE 430BC Eagle Boar Authentic Ancinet Silver Greek Coin i49264Greek city of Lyttos in Crete Silver Drachm 20mm (5.50 grams) Struck circa 430-320 B.C.. Reference: Sear 3237; Svoronos, Numismatique 19; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 5 Eagle flying left. ΓVΤΤSΘΝ, Head of boar right in dotted square within incuse square.
THASOS an ISLAND off THRACE Archaic 525BC Satyr Nymph Silver Greek Coin i49355Greek city of Thasos, an Island off Thrace Silver Stater 22mm (8.54 grams) Struck circa 525-463 B.C. Reference: HGC 6, 331; Le Rider 1-2 and 5; Sear 1357; Weber 2500; Price & Waggoner 100-126 Naked ithyphallic satyr in kneeling-running attitude right, carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who raises her right hand in protest. Quadripartite incuse square. Rhegion in Bruttium 415BC Lion Apollo Drachm Ancient Silver Greek Coin i44063 Greek city of Rhegion in Bruttium Silver Drachm 15mm (3.89 grams) Struck 415-387 B.C. Reference: Sear 502; B.M.C.1.38 Lion's scalp facing. PHΓINON, Laureate head of Apollo right, olive-sprig behind.
SKOTUSSA in THESSALY 440BC Horse Wheat-grain Ancient Silver Greek Coin i52158Greek city of Skotussa in Thessaly Silver Drachm 18mm (6.02 grams) Struck circa 440-420 B.C. Reference: HGC 4, 587; Sear 2217; BCD Thessaly II, lots 728-729; Weber 2927 Forepart of horse prancing left. ΣKO, Wheat-grain in its husk; all within incuse square.
EPHESOS in IONIA 340BC SILVER Tetradrachm Bee Stag Ancient Greek Coin i53493Greek city of Ephesos in Ionia Silver Tetradrachm 24mm (15.01 grams) Struck circa 340-325 B.C under magistrate Euktitos Reference: BMC 41; Pixodarus O155-2; Head Chronology, p. 34, class a, 26, Mionnet S VI, 191; Babelon Traite 1883.40 E-Φ to left and right of bee with straight wings. EYKTITOΣ, Forepart of stag recumbent right, head left, palm tree to left.
JUBA II Mauretenia CLEOPATRA SELENE Mark Antony CHILD Silver Greek Coin i53496Greek Kigdom of Mauretenia Juba II - King 25 B.C. - 23 A.D. Juba II & Cleopatra Selene Silver Denarius 17mm (3.23 grams) Reference: Sear GIC 6005; Müller III, 109,95 REX IVBA, Diademed head of Juba II right. BACIΛICCA KΛЄOΠΑΤΡΑ, large star within crescent.
ASPENDOS in PAMPHYLIA 370BC Silver Greek Coin NUDE WRESTLERS Triskeles i53498Greek city of Aspendos in Pamphylia Silver Stater 22mm (10.46 grams) Struck 370-333 B.C. Reference: Sear 5398 var.; B.M.C. 19. 98, 35-6 var. Pedigree: Ex Bowers January 1984, 3287 Two naked athletes, wrestling, grasping each other by the arms; AΦ between them. Slinger standing right, about to discharge his sling; triskeles before; ΕΣΤFEΔIΙYΣ behind; all within dotted square.
EUKRATIDES I 171BC Silver Tetradrachm RARE R1 Indo Greek Baktria Coin i53503Indo Greek & Baktria Kingdom in India Eukratides I Megas - King circa 171-145 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 33mm (16.06 grams) Struck circa 170-145 B.C. Reference: HGC 12, 130 Rare R1; Bopearachchi 1 Diademed and draped bust right. The Dioscuri (Gemini twins) on horses rearing right; monogram below.
KROTON BRUTTIUM 350BC Authentic Ancient Silver Greek Coin Eagle Tripod i45941Greek city Kroton in Bruttium Silver Stater / Nomos 22mm (7.79 grams) Struck circa 350-300 B.C. Reference: SNGANS-362; HNItaly-2172 Eagle standing left atop olive branch. Tripod altar, KPO in field to left; Δ in field to right.
APAMEIA in PHRYGIA 88BC Cistophoric Tetradrachm Ancient Silver Greek Coin i53491Greek city of Apameia in Phrygia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm 23mm (11.28 grams) Struck circa 88-67 B.C. Attalos and Timo-, magistrates. Reference: Sear 5113 var.; Kleiner, Late Issue XVII; SNG Copenhagen 156 Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy-wreath. Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; ATTA/ΛΟY/TIMΩ in three lines above, aulos (double flute) to right; TA in field to left.
VELIA in LUCANIA 300BC Philistion group Silver Greek Coin Athena Lion i53521Greek city of Velia in Lucania Silver Stater 21mm (6.89 grams) Struck circa 300-280 B.C. Philistion group. Reference: Williams 506 (O254/R355); HN Italy 1312; SNG ANS 1387; Weber 938 Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a dolphin, Φ on neck guard. Lion standing right; above, Φ-I flanking ornate trident head right; YEΛHTΩN in exergue.
AKRAGAS in SICILY 510BC Didrachm EAGLE CRAB Silver Greek Coin RARE R1 i53571Greek city of Akragas in Sicily Silver Didrachm 21mm (8.23 grams) Struck circa 510-500 B.C. Reference: HGC 2, 87 Rare R1; Jenkins 1970, Group Ia AKRA/CANTOΣ, Eagle standing left. Crab.
Celtic Eastern Europe Silver Tetradrachm as Greek Philip II Macedon Coin i54000Celtic Tribe of Eatern Europe Making coins in style of Greek king Philip II - King of Macedon: 359-336 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 25mm (14.20 grams) under unknown Celtic Tribe circa Early 3rd century B.C. Reference: Lanz -; CCCBM I -; Pink - Laureate head of Zeus right. ΦΙΛΠΠΟΥ, Youth on horseback right, holding palm; below belly, Λ above torch; K below raised foreleg.
THASOS Island off Thrace Dionysus Hercules Silver Greek Tetradrachm Coin i54356Greek city of Thasos, an Island off Thrace Silver Tetradrachm 35mm (16.68 grams) Struck after 148 B.C. Reference: Sear 1759; B.M.C 3. 67-78; SNG Cop. 1039 Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with the band across forehead. HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Hercules, naked, standing left, holding club, lion's skin over left arm; monogram in field to left.
WINGED MONSTER on RARE Himera in Sicily 465BC Ancient Silver Greek Coin i36632Greek city of Himera in Sicily Silver Litra 11mm (0.63 grams) Struck circa 465-415 B.C. Reference: Sear 816 var; B.M.C. 2.41 var. Forepart of monster right, with bearded human head, goat's horn, lion's paw and curled wing. HIMERAION, Naked youth seated on goat prancing left. Tarsus in Cilicia Datames, Persian Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 369-361 B.C. Silver Stater (23mm, 10.55gm.), Tarsos, 369-361 B.C. Reference: SNGLev 83; SNGFr 292, BMC 35; SNG Cop 300, SNGvA 5943. Certification: NGC Ancients Ch AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5 4277593-001 BALTRZ (=Baaltars) in Aramaic to left, Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand, grain ear & grape-bunch in left; thymiaterion to right; all within crenellated wall. TDNM (=Datames) in Aramaic in the center, Ana, nude, facing Datames; both have their right arms raised; between them, thymiaterion; all within pelleted square border within linear border. Kroton in Bruttium Silver Stater 20mm (7.58 grams) Struck circa 480-430 B.C. Reference: SNG ANS-266 NGC Ancients Certified Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 3762382-007 Tripod altar, heron at left. Incuse altar. Pedigree: From the Dr. Michael Phillip Collection. Ex: Stack's Sale December 7, 8 1989 Lot# 3016. Ex: Stack's Sawhill Sale March 1979 Lot#1009. Ex: Stack's Massachusetts Historical Society Sale March 1971, Lot# 77. Kyrene in Kyrenaica Silver Didrachm 18mm (7.73 grams) Struck circa 308-277 B.C. Reference: SNG Cop-1234; BMC-29.51,229 NGC Ancients Certified Ch VF Strike: 3/5 Surface: 5/5 3762382-009 Diademed head of Carneius wearing horn of Ammon facing right. Silphium plant with two pairs of leaves, cornucopiae in right field. Pedigree: From the Dr. Michael Phillip Collection; Ex: Stack's Sale December 7, 8 1989 Lot# 3212. Amphipolis in Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm 30mm (16.96 grams) Struck 158-149 B.C. Reference: Sear 1386 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 3987680-080 Macedonian shield, at center of which but of Artemis Tauropolos right; bow and quiver at her shoulder. MAKEΔONΩΝ / ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club right; in field above, monogram; all within oak-wreath, to left of which, thunderbolt.
225BC Alexander the Great LYSIMACHOS Kalchedon Tetradrachm NGC Greek Coin i54512Greek city of Kalchedon in Bithynia in the name and types of Lysimachos - King of Thrace: 323-281 B.C. - Silver Tetradrachm 28mm (16.94 grams) Struck circa 225 B.C. Reference: HGC 7, 526; Marinescu Group IV, Issue 46, 104.1 (O41/R95 - this coin); Müller 254 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5 4246219-010 Diademed head right of the deified Alexander the Great, wearing the horn of Ammon. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; bow and quiver to inner left; monogram in field to left; grain ear below.
ALEXANDER III the GREAT 260BC NGC Certified Silver TETRADRACHM Greek Coin i54522Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia: 336-323 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (16.74 grams) Kalchedon in Bithynia mint, circa 260-220 B.C. Reference: Price 929 var. (Kallatis; monogram below throne); SNG München -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Saroglos - Certification: NGC Ancients XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 Fine Style 4277580-002 Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter; KA monogram in field to left; ΔX monogram below throne.
Patraos King of Paeonia 335BC NGC Certified Ch XF Silver Tetradrachm Coin i54736Greek Coin of the Kingdom of Paeonia Patraos - King, circa 340-315 B.C. Silver Tetradrachm 27mm (12.49 grams) Struck circa 335-315 B.C. Reference: Sear 1520; B.M.C. 5.4; Paeonian Hoard I, 227 (these dies); SNG ANS 1030 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4277578-004 Provenance: ex Paeonian Hoard of 1968 (IGCH 410) Laureate head of Apollo right, with short hair. ΠATPAOY, Paeonian cavalryman, wearing crested Attic helmet and full armor, on horseback galloping right and spearing fallen Macedonian solider holding a round shield, a bucranium in left field.
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COINS of SAINT PAUL the Apostles Travels Spreading Christianity Through Ancient GREEK and ROMAN Territories
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It was Paul that was responsible for spreading the Christian church around the known world then. The Apostle Paul was from Tarsus in Cilicia. He was born a Jew and followed the famous Rabbi Gamaliel. Tarsus at that time had a Jewish community living there. On his way to Damascus he had a transformation. And the former persecutor of Jewish-Christians, decided to spread the new religion instead. His new name was Paul He revolutionized the Christian religion by having people not having to become Jewish first before becoming Christian. This led to the breaking of all ties between the Jewish Temple and the Christian Church. Apostle Paul may have traded in woven goods, and this may be the reasoning why he traveled around so much and did so many missionary activities. You may also want to read the biography of St. Paul on Wikipedia.The goal of this guide is to make it easy to learn about the ancient coins in circulation during the lifetime of Jesus Christ and the spread of Christianity. Many of the links included in this guide will take you to search my eBay ancient coin store This is a list of all the cities and areas he visited on his travels. Most of these cities actually issued coins. If not the city, the coins of the area, province or region may be available to view. There are people, such as bible scholars and others interested in the topic, who put together entire collections that follow St. Paul's four journeys. A coin of the area may also make a great gift for someone of the faith. The cities that issued coins are easily clickable and you can actually see the coins from there, which are available for sale. Please note that it looks that eBay auto-corrects some spellings, so for some of the terms, you may need to click the [ Return to original search ] link to actually see the coins available, this is noted for coins of Philippi and Rhegion. St. Paul's 1st Journey (Acts: 13:1-14:28)
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