Piakos, , c. 425 - 400 B.C.
Struck with unsigned dies by the ?Maestro della Foglia.? was the first to suggest that this famed artist who magnificent masterpieces for Katane, was also the engraver for the dies of this Piakos coinage. Other experts have agreed. This particular might have been his very first . dates the to a possible period of transitory independence, 425 - 424 B.C., during the time of the first Carthaginian invasion of to shortly after Gela's conference. Other authorities date it as late as 400 B.C.SH71341. Bronze tetras, III p. 198, 2; pl. LX, 14; 1101 (R1); -; -; -; -, VF, 2.357 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 45o, Piakos mint, c. 425 - 400 B.C.; P•I•A•K (pellets are mark of value), laureate and horned of a young river-god left; hound right attacking fallen stag right, seizing her by the throat, barley kernel on left and another on right; ; $330.00 (€293.70)
Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes X Eusebes , 42 - 36 B.C.
Ariarathes X Eusebes (Pious, brother-loving) was the of from c. 42 - 36 B.C. He was of Persian and Greek ancestry. His father was Ariobarzanes II of and his mother was Queen Athenais. He became after his brother Ariobarzanes III Philoromaios was killed. His rule did not last long as of Rome removed and executed him, replacing him with Sisines of Komana, who became Archelaus of .GB83642. Bronze AE 17, HGC 856 (R2); p. 48, 4 (uncertain ), VF, nice green , 3.16 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, 42 - 36 B.C.; draped of left, wearing diadem, bow and quiver on shoulder; BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY, stag standing left; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes X Eusebes , 42 - 36 B.C.
Ariarathes X Eusebes (Pious, brother-loving) was the of from c. 42 - 36 B.C. He was of Persian and Greek ancestry. His father was Ariobarzanes II of and his mother was Queen Athenais. He became after his brother Ariobarzanes III Philoromaios was killed. His rule did not last long as of Rome removed and executed him, replacing him with Sisines of Komana, who became Archelaus of .GB83633. Bronze AE 15, HGC 856 (R2); p. 48, 4 (uncertain ), F, encrustations, small , 2.584 g, maximum 14.7 mm, 0o, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, 42 - 36 B.C.; draped of left, wearing diadem, bow and quiver on shoulder; BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY, stag standing left; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, Augusta 254 - c. September 268 A.D.
The animal appears to have the beard of a goat but on some examples branched antlers are clear. It is an odd deer.
RA84359. , 725cc, S21, 70, S16, 10643, VF, on a , , 4.111 g, maximum 21.0 mm, 180o, 4th , Rome mint, 267 - 268 A.D.; COR AVG, draped right, wearing , hair in ridges and in plait looped below ear up the back and top of , thin crescent behind shoulders; (to protector of the Empress), hind walking left, ∆ in ; $90.00 (€80.10)
, , c. 280 - 258 B.C.
, on the coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the League. It was famous for its Temple of , completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hangs a long with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag raising its to the image of the goddess. The usual of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of most frequently depict a bee on the . The high-priest of the temple of was called the Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). was one of the seven churches of cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there.GB76117. Bronze AE 15, cf. p. 58, 83 ff.; 268 - 269 var. (same), gF, nice green , 3.346 g, maximum 15.2 mm, 0o, mint, c. 280 - 258 B.C.; bee from above, within laurel , E−Φ flanking ; stag feeding right, quiver above, magistrate's name (obscure) in ; $70.00 (€62.30)
Bargylia, , 2nd - 1st Century B.C.
According to myth, Bargylia, on the coast of between Iasos and Myndus, was founded by in of his companion Bargylos, who had been killed by a kick from . Near Bargylia was the Temple of Kindyas. Strabo reports the local belief that rain would fall around the temple but never touch it.GB90110. Bronze AE 20, p. 72, 11; -; -; -, F, green , 4.614 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 315o, Bargylia (Bogazici, Turkey) mint, 2nd - 1st century B.C.; Pegasos flying right; BAPΓYΛ/HTΩN (in two lines, starting downward on right, ending downward on left), stag standing right; ex Ancient Imports; very ; $50.00 (€44.50)
, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., Anemurium,
Anemurion was in the Roman province of Isauria on Cape Anamur the southernmost point of , only 64 km from . Coins from its mint survive from Antiochus IV of Commagene (38-72) to Valerian (253-259). In 260, the Sassanians captured Anemurion, which sent it into decline for decades. It recovered and prospered until the mid-7th century, when it was nearly completely abandoned, probably because the Arab occupation of made the coast unsafe. The acropolis occupies the actual cape, protected on three sides by steep cliffs and on the landward side by a wall with towers and zigzag reentrants. The fortifications and buildings are medieval, constructed in utilizing Hellenistic elements. The lower town extended of the citadel for at least 1500 meters. Discovered remains include a large theater, a small covered odeon or bouleuterion, three large public and one small one, decorated with mosaic floors (some converted to industrial use in late antiquity), four early Christian churches, an exedra possibly of a civil (law court). Outside, there is an extensive necropolis of some 350 sepulchral monuments dating from the 1st to the early 4th century. Some included several rooms, a second story, and even an inner courtyard.RP78017. Bronze AE 26, VI 381 (same die); 519; p. 43, 12; -; -; 798 -; -, aF, porous, tiny edge cracks, 11.706 g, maximum 26.1 mm, 180o, Anemurion (near Anamur, Turkey) mint, autumn 255 - autumn 256 A.D.; AV K Π ΛI - OVAΛEPIANON, , draped, and right; ANE-MOYPIEWN - ET Γ (year 3), mummiform cult statue of standing facing, veiled, holding branch in each hand, stag left at feet on left, stag's turned back right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very ; $50.00 (€44.50)
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