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Uncertain Ptolemaic King, Uncertain Mint, Cyprus, c. late 2nd Century BC, Didrachm, 6.20g. SNG Cop-637, Svoronos-1789. Obv: Bust of young Dionysus r., wreathes with ivy, thyrsus over shoulder. Rx: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ – ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt, wings open.$420.00$420.00
Macedonia, Alexander III “The Great”, 336-323 BC, Amphipolis, c. 336-323 BC, Tetradrachm, 17.05g. Price-99. Obv: Head of Herakles r. wearing skin of lion’s head with mane. Rx: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus enthroned l. holding eagle and scepter; in l. field below arm, Caduccus.$450.00
Celtic Britain Durotriges, 58-45 BC, Geometric Type, Quarter Stater, 1.02g. VA 1242-1. Obv: Boat with three occupants (?). Rx: Zigzag attached to two Y’s, two uncertain objects in field.$315.00
Calabria,Tarentum, 281-235 BC, Hemiobol, 0.53g. Cf. Vlasto-1631. Obv: Kantharos surrounded by five pellets, without visible letter in field. Rx: Same type, again without visible letters in field. From the Philip Ashton Collection, acquired from Pegasi, November 2005 and Harlan J. Berk February 2020.$315.00
Macedonia, Alexander III “The Great”, 336-323 BC, Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 320-301 BC, Drachm
Macedonia, Alexander III “The Great”, 336-323 BC, Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, c. 320-301 BC, Drachm, 4.30g. Obv: Head of Herekles r., wearing lion-skin headdress. Rx: Zeus seated l., Eagle on outstretched arm.$265.00
The Bretti (or Brutti) emerged from the rugged hills of southern Italy in the mid-4th century BC as an insurgent force of escaped slaves and other fugitives rebelling against the Lucanians, who had subjugated the area a generation earlier. Having thrown off the yoke of oppression, the Bretti retained their independence until 280 BC, when they helped the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus in his war against the Romans. After defeating Pyrrhus, the Romans invaded Bruttium and occupied most of the country. The Brettii remained pacified throughout the First Punic War (264-241 BC) but were among the first to declare in favor of the Carthaginian general Hannibal against Rome in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC), resulting in their final crushing as a separate people and absorption by Rome. Bruttium.
The Brettii AR Drachm / River god Attribution: Arslan dies 39/55; HN Italy 1961 Date: 216-214 BC
Obverse: Winged bust of Nike right Reverse: BPETTIΩN, The River god Aisaros standing facing, crowning himself and holding sceptre, M and serpent to right Size: 18.63mm Weight: 4.23 grams
Circa 480-350 BC.
Silver Hemidrachm (12 mm, 2.38g).
Obv: Forepart of lion right with raised right paw and head turned back.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters, pellets in quarters.
Reference: SNG Copenhagen 824-6 v.
Comments On This Specimen: EF, choice fine styled example with all the lion on the flan.
Located on the Thracian peninsula on the northern border of the Hellespont (today’s Dardanelles), the strait leading from the Aegean Sea to Propontis (today’s Sea of Marmara) and the Euxine Pontus (today’s Black Sea) – now called Gallipoli Peninsula.
The Thracian Chersonese was originally inhabited by Thracians. Settlers from Ancient Greece The Athenian, mainly of Ionian and Aeolian stock, founded about 12 cities on the peninsula in the 7th century BC. statesman Miltiades the Elder founded a major Athenian colony there around 560 BC. He took authority over the entire peninsula, building up its defenses against incursions from the mainland. It eventually passed to his nephew, the more famous Miltiades the Younger, around 524 BC. The peninsula was abandoned to the Persians in 493 BC. after the outbreak of the Greco-Persian Wars (499-478 BC).
Ex Arthur Czyzewski Collection
Macedonia, Alexander III The Great.
Amphipolis, c. 323-320 BC
AR Tetradrachm (17.18g.)
Obv: Head of youthful Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rx: A?E?AN?POY downwards on r., Zeus seated l. holding eagle and scepter, in l. field Athena Promachos r.
Ex Arthur Czyzewski Collection
Circa 4th century B.C.
Æ Bronze (17mm, 5.82g).
Obs. Wreathed head of Persephone right.
Rev. Hydra left
Reference: Traité IV 466 (Lamia in Thessaly); Rogers 246 (Herakleia Trachinia in Thessaly); Robinson & Clement p. 342, and pl. 32I, 13 (Lamia in Thessaly); Robinson & Clement, Excavations at Olynthos, part IV, The Coins Found at Olynthos in 1931 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1933), p. 83, 734-6 (Lamia in Thessaly).
Comments On This Specimen: This rare bronze issue was traditionally attributed to Lamia in Thessaly due to the hydra reverse type, which is found on the early silver of that city (see Georgiou, Mint, 1-3). None of the published examples have a clear ethnic. However, two examples in a private collection have enough of the ethnic visible to confirm that the issuing regions are called Apollonia. As all of the examples with a known find spot have been found in Macedon, it is nearly certain that they were issued by one of the three Apollonia cities of Macedon. As yet, however, there is too little evidence to ascribe these coins to one of the cities in particular.
The rarest of the rare: one of the only two known specimens. Letters visible next to the hydra. This specimen is so rare, the city that minted it has yet to be discovered.
Perfect striking on both observe and the reverse. Hydra fully visible! The finest known, high relief. A gem in hands.
Choice Very Fine. Very Rare