, , Mid 2nd Century B.C.
At the time this coin was issued, was a thriving town popular with tourists and known for its , glassware, and oysters. Today it is perhaps best known for these beautiful tetradrachms!GS85155. Silver , stephanophoric; 30, 8, 2530, 7946, -, -, -, -, -, aEF, attractive , broad , nice , slight double strike on , center not fully struck on , 16.320 g, maximum 32.3 mm, 0o, mint, c. 155 - 145 B.C.; laureate of right, hair falling three long curls over shoulder, ribbons flowing behind; MYPINAIΩN, Grynios advancing right, in right hand, laurel branch with fillets in left hand, and at feet, three to left, all within laurel ; ex Marion Stinton Collection; $800.00 (€712.00)
, Aiolis, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
(or ) means place of goats and was the name of many cities of antiquity. , was located at the mid-point between the modern cities of Ýzmir, Manisa, Bergama and Aliaða.GB90401. Bronze AE 17, 12 var. (different ); 1598 var. (same); 368 var. (same); p. 96, 14 (no ); 4169, gVF, 4.601 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st Centuries B.C.; helmeted of right; AIΓAEΩN, standing left, in right hand, in left, left, right; $155.00 (€137.95)
Tisna, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
GB68074. Bronze AE 10, II 2074, pl. CLVII, 22; 345 var. ( right); -; -, -, -, -, VF, 1.214 g, maximum 10.3 mm, 225o, Tisna mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; youthful of river-god Tisnaios left; sword in scabbard with strap, TIΣNA/ON (in two lines, one above, one below); very ; $135.00 (€120.15)
Elaea, , c. 340 - 300 B.C.
Aristophanes in Plutus makes a humorous comment on victorious athletes who are crowned with made of wild olive instead of gold: "Why, Zeus is , and I will clearly prove it to you. In the Olympic games, which he founded, and to which he convokes the whole of every four years, why does he only crown the victorious athletes with wild olive? If he were rich he would give them gold."
GB71614. Bronze AE 18, p. 125, 6; 171 var. (plain helmet); 1606 var. (same and in ); cf. 4204 (AE10), gVF, green , light corrosion, 5.498 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 90o, Elaea (near Zeytindag, Turkey) mint, c. 340 - 300 B.C.; of left in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a snake, wearing necklace and cruciform earring; grain kernel, flanked by E - Λ, all within olive ; $105.00 (€93.45)
Kyme, , c. 165 - 30 B.C.
Kyme was conquered by Croesus, of , and ruled successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last of , bequeathed to in 133 B.C. Shortly afterward, it was made of the Roman province of . was under rule until the early 15th century, when the Turks occupied the .GB90513. Bronze AE 13, 109; p. 112, 86; 511; 1643, gVF, 1.677 g, maximum 12.7 mm, 0o, Kyme mint, magistrate Zoilos, c. 165 - 30 B.C.; KY, bridled horse forepart right; ZΩI/ΛOΣ, bow and quiver tied together; $75.00 (€66.75)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D., Elaea, Aiolis
Elaea was the ancient of , located near the modern town of Zeytindag, Province, Turkey. The name of Elaea occurs in the history of the kings of . According to Strabo, from Livy ( . 13), travelers who would reach from the sea, would land at Elaea. One of the passages of Livy shows that there was a small near Elaea, and that the town was in a plain and walled. Elaea was damaged by an earthquake in the reign of , at the same time that Pitane suffered. The ruins of the silted port's breakwater can be seen on satellite photos.
GB77997. Bronze AE 16, p. 129, 42; 1611; 424, -, aVF, nice dark green , 3.197 g, maximum 15.8 mm, 0o, Elaea (near Zeytindag, Turkey) mint, 11 Aug 117 - 10 Jul 138 A.D.; AVTO - TPAI A∆P, laureate and draped right; EΛA/ITΩN, basket containing two poppy-heads in center, flanked on each side by two dropping stalks of grain; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Elaea, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Elaea was the of ; the site is not precisely determined but is near Zeytindag, Province, Turkey.GB73449. Bronze AE 11, 169; p. 125, 11; 4204, VF, green , 1.262 g, maximum 11.1 mm, 0o, Elaea (near Zeytindag, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; helmeted of left; grain kernel, E-Λ flanking at sides, all within olive ; $55.00 (€48.95)
, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
was a thriving town popular with tourists and known for its , glassware, and oysters.GB90738. Bronze AE 18, 225; 1666; 571 - 573; p. 137, 27 ff., aVF, nice , nice green , 3.728 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; laureate of right; , right, MY-PI flanking across lower ; $50.00 (€44.50)
Elaia, Aiolis, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Demeter in Greek mythology is the goddess of grain and fertility, the pure; nourisher of the youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death; and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, dated to about the seventh century B.C. she is invoked as the "bringer of ," a subtle sign that she was worshiped long before she was made one of the . She and her daughter were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that also predated the Olympian .GB90177. Bronze AE 17, p. 127, 20; 7685; 181; 395; 4206, VF, 2.581 g, maximum 17.0 mm, 0o, mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; of Demeter right, wearing grain , dot ; EΛ−AI/T−ΩN, lit torch within grain ; ex Gerhard Rohde; $45.00 (€40.05)
Kyme, , 320 - 250 B.C.
Cyme, one of the oldest Aeolian cities, was probably a colony of Cyme in , though according to tradition it was founded by the Amazon Kyme. Its large capable was a valuable asset to the Persian Empire, contributing ships to Dareios in 512 B.C. and to Xerxes in 480 B.C. After the Battle of Salamis, the remnants of Xerxes' fleet wintered at Cyme. After , was held successively by the Macedonians, Seleucids, Pergamenes, Romans, , and Ottomans.GB90736. Bronze AE 17, 81 var. ( ); cf. p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); 452 ff., 1628, 2696 f. (diff. magistrates), VF, 4.476 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 315o, Kyme mint, 320 - 250 B.C.; forepart of a prancing horse, KY above, APMENIΣKOC (magistrate's name) below; one-handled vase, ∆Y left; $40.00 (€35.60)
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