, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D., Traianopolis,
Hebros is the Romanized version of the original Thracian Ebros. Today it is the Maritsa river or, in , the Evros. The river enters the Aegean Sea near Enez. The lower course of the Maritsa/Evros forms of the Bulgarian-Greek and most of the Greek-Turkish . The upper Maritsa valley runs east-west in Bulgaria. The unnavigable river is used for power production and irrigation.
The Three , named Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia, were the attendants of (Aphrodite).SH74540. Brass AE 31, 27 (V13/R24), 2739, -, -, F, , cleaning scratches, , 11.934 g, maximum 31.2 mm, 15o, , Traianopolis mint, hegemon Statilus Barbarus; AYK Λ CEΠ - CEYHPOC Π, laureate right; HΓ CTATI BAPBAPOY TPAIANOΠO−ΛITΩN, River-god Hebrus reclining left on upturned urn; the Charites (the Three ) behind his legs standing facing; left and middle Charites with heads right, left Charis holding rod(?), middle Charis holding ; big 31 mm bronze!; very ; $580.00 (€516.20)
Ainos, , c. 427 - 424 B.C.
Aenus, Enez, Turkey today, was on the southeastern coast of , near the mouth of the Hebrus River, not far from the Melas Gulf (modern Gulf of Saros), which is formed by the Thracian Chersonesus to the east. The city was said to be founded (or at least settled) by Aeolian migrants from . Its mythical and eponymous founder was said to be Aeneus, a son of the god and father of Cyzicus. Another mythical ruler, named Poltys, son of Poseidon, entertained Heracles when he came to Aenus. In the Iliad, Homer mentions that the leaders of Troy's Thracian allies, Acamas and Peiros, came from Aenus.GS68735. Silver , 176 - 204, 303, 405, 1164, 1033, 3892, F, grainy, 1.167 g, maximum 10.5 mm, 45o, Ainos (Enez, Turkey) mint, c. 427 - 424 B.C.; of right, wearing ; AIN, goat standing to right, coiled snake (control symbol) lower right; $125.00 (€111.25)
Dioscourias, , c. 105 - 90 B.C.
The Milesian Greek colony of Dioscurias was named for the , the twins of myth, and . Commerce between and the indigenous tribes was bustling in the city, wares were imported from many parts of , and local salt and Caucasian timber, linen, and hemp were exported. It was also a center of slave trade. The multitude of languages spoken in its bazaars was remarkable. Under , the city assumed the name of Sebastopolis, but its prosperity was in the past. The Black Sea had continuously encroached upon the city and in the 1st century Pliny the Elder described it as nearly deserted. The towers and walls of Sebastopolis are underwater today. In 542, the Romans evacuated the remaining residents and demolished its citadel to prevent it from being captured by the Sassanids. In 565, Justinian I the and Sebastopolis remained a stronghold until it was sacked by the Arab conqueror Marwan II in 736.
GB85237. Bronze AE 16, Black Sea 1021, 102, 638, 5 SGCV 3629, 205, VF, cleaning scratches, off center, 5.367 g, maximum 16.3 mm, 0o, Dioscourias (Sokhumi, Abkhazia, Georgia) mint, c. 105 - 90 B.C.; two piloi (caps of the ), surmounted by stars; ∆IOΣ/KOY-PIA/∆OΣ in three lines divided by in center; ex e-sale 28 (2 Jul 2016), lot 123; $80.00 (€71.20)
Kings of , Kavaros, 230 - 218 B.C.
Kavaros was a Gallic of , the last Gaul to rule and the only Gallic in to strike coins.GB65171. Bronze AE 22, cf. 194; 304; 1175; p. 207, 1; 10; 1727, 6.136 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 0o, Kabyle (Kabile, Bulgaria) mint, 225 - 218 B.C.; laureate of right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAYAPOY, standing left, in right crowning the king's name, frond in left, inner left; $70.00 (€62.30)
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