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Scorpions on Ancient Coins

Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue

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Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death. In 333 BC Alexander the Great intended to lay an ambush of Darius III at Myriandrus but the battle took place near Issus.
SH26702. Silver tetradrachm, Price 3217, Newell Myriandros 17, Mller -, aEF, weight 17.166 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 0o, Myriandros (near Iskenderun, Turkey) mint, c. 330 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Atophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, scorpion on left, ME monogram under throne; fine style, choice obverse, and unusual symbol, ex G & M 160 lot 1318 (misattributed as Price 3218); very rare; SOLD


Cyprus, Time of Augustus, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.

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Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology, of the newspaper kind, is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps Augustus selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority. Tiberius (born Nov. 13) was a Scorpio.
SH72881. Bronze hemiobol, RPC I 3916; Bank of Cyprus 6; BMC Galatia p. 112, 4 (Commagene); SNG Cop -, Choice EF, beautiful desert patina, weight 2.371 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, Cypriot mint, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.; obverse capricorn right, star with six rays above; reverse scorpion left, star with six rays above; SOLD


Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue

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Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued in his name after his death. In 333 B.C., Alexander intended to lay an ambush of Darius III at Myriandrus but the battle took place near Issus.
SH58211. Silver tetradrachm, Price 3218, Newell Myriandros 18, Mller Alexander 1337, gF, weight 16.872 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 0o, Myriandros (near Iskenderun, Turkey) mint, c. 330 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus Atophoros seated left on throne without back, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on a footstool, nude to waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, scorpion on left, ME monogram under throne; rare; SOLD


Mylasa(?), Caria, c. 560 - 545 B.C.

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Under Achaemenid Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. The Persian satrap (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was restored towards the end of the century.
SH73588. Electrum 1/48 stater, Weidauer 168, Rosen 302, Mitchiner ATEC 215 (Ephesus, 560 - 545 B.C.), SNG Kayhan -, VF, weight 0.292 g, maximum diameter 4.9 mm, probably Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; obverse lion paw; reverse scorpion within incuse square; very rare; SOLD


Mylasa, Caria, c. 560 - 545 B.C.

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Under Achaemenid Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. The Persian satrap (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was restored towards the end of the century.
SH74016. Electrum 1/48 stater, Weidauer 166 - 167, SNG Kayhan 925 - 927, SNGvA 1804, SNG Keckman 918, Trait I 94, VF, weight 0.290 g, maximum diameter 5.2 mm, die axis 180o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; obverse lion head facing, seen from above; reverse scorpion within incuse square; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Marius C.f. Capito, 81 B.C.

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For this issue, the control numbers are always the same on both sides.
SH29030. Silver denarius serratus, Crawford 378/1c, Sydenham 744b, RSC I Maria 9, SRCV I 300, BMCRR I Rome 2855 ff. var. (controls), Choice gVF, perfect centering, toned, weight 3.828 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 81 B.C.; obverse CAPIT XXXVII (37, control number), draped bust of Ceres right, wreathed with grain, scorpion (control symbol) below chin; reverse plowman conducting yoke of two oxen left (priest plowing pomerium), XXXVII (37, control number) above, CMARICF / SC in two lines exergue; SOLD


Mylasa, Caria, c. 560 - 545 B.C.

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Under Achaemenid Persian rule, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. The Persian satrap (governor) ruled the city in varying degrees of allegiance to the emperor. Mylasa was a regionally prominent member of the Delian League, 460 - 450 B.C., but Persian rule was restored towards the end of the century.
SH74014. Electrum 1/48 stater, Weidauer 166 - 167, SNG Kayhan 925 - 927, SNGvA 1804, SNG Keckman 918, Trait I 94, VF, weight 0.212 g, maximum diameter 4.9 mm, die axis 180o, Mylasa (Milas, Turkey) mint, c. 560 - 545 B.C.; obverse lion head facing, seen from above; reverse scorpion within incuse square; SOLD


Roman Republic, Marcus Aemilius Scaurus & Publius Plautius Hypsaeus, 58 B.C.

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M. Aemilius Scaurus, in 62 B.C., as quaestor to Pompey, was sent against King Aretas but withdrew when Aretas paid 300 talents. Aemilius was curule aedile when this coin was struck. This was the first time a moneyer publicized an event from his own career on coinage. Later he was praetor and propraetor, lost a campaign for Consul, and successfully defended Cicero. In 52 B.C., he was charged with bribery and went into exile.
RR13687. Silver denarius, Crawford 422/1b, Sydenham 913, RSC I Aemilia 8, RBW Collection 1519, SRCV I 379, gVF, weight 4.089 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, 58 B.C.; obverse Aretas, King of Nabataea, kneeling beside camel raising olive branch with fillet, M SCAVR / AED CVR above, EX - S C at sides, REX ARETAS in exergue; reverse Jupiter in quadriga left, reins in right, hurling thunderbolt with left, scorpion below, [P] HYPSAEVS / AED CVR above, CAPT on right, C HYPSAE COS / PREIVE[R?] in exergue; very attractive toning with iridescent golden and coppery reds; SOLD


Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

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SH33879. Silver denarius, RSC II 137, RIC II 299 var. (bust), BMCRE III 821 note, aVF, weight 3.192 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 134 - 138 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head left; reverse AFRICA, Africa reclining left, wearing elephant scalp headdress, scorpion in right hand, scepter in left hand, basket with fruits or grain before her; SOLD


Cyprus, Time of Augustus, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.

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Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology, of the newspaper kind, is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps Augustus selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority. Tiberius (born Nov. 13) was a Scorpio.
RP88319. Bronze hemiobol, RPC I 3916; Bank of Cyprus 6; BMC Galatia p. 112, 4 (Commagene); SNG Cop -, F, dark patina, reverse off center, weight 2.487 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 270o, Cypriot mint, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.; obverse capricorn right, star with six rays above; reverse scorpion left, star with six rays above (off flan); ex Ancient Imports (Marc Breitsprecher); SOLD




  




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