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Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 100 - 99 B.C., New Style Silver Tetradrachm
The owl is surrounded by magistrates' names and symbols. The amphora is marked with a letter that may indicate the month of production. Letters in the exergue may indicate the source of the silver used in production. SL35724. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson 861d; cf. Svoronos Athens pl. 61, 1 (same magistrates); SNG Munchen 215 (same); HGC 4 1635; magistrates Dositheos, Charias, and Dion, NGC Choice VF, strike 4/5, surface 2/5, smoothing (2490379-008), weight 15.913 g, maximum diameter 28.2 mm, die axis 0o, Athens mint, 100 - 99 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with curvilinear ornament on the shell, griffin (or Pegasus?) flying right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above visor; reverse owl stands right on amphora, A−ΘE divided by owl's head, above magistrates names ∆Ω−ΣI/ΘEO−Σ / XAP/IAΣ / ∆IO in five divided lines across field; control symbol in right field: Tyche standing half left, long scepter vertical in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; ∆ on amphora, AΠ below; NGC certified (slabbed); $700.00 (€595.00)
Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Mytilene, Lesbos
Mytilene founded in the 11th century B.C., is the capital and port of the island of Lesbos and also the capital of the Greek North Aegean Region. Aristotle lived in Mytilene for two years, 337-335 B.C., after working as the tutor to Alexander (the Great). The Romans, among whom was a young Julius Caesar, successfully defeated Mytilene in 81 B.C. Although Mytilene side against Rome in most of the wars of the 1st century B.C., her statesmen convinced Rome of their loyalty to the new ruler of the Mediterranean and the city flourished in Roman times. In 56 A.D., Luke the Evangelist, Paul the Apostle and their companions stopped there briefly on the return trip of Paul's third missionary journey (Acts 20:14). RP86534. Bronze AE 19, RPC I 2345; SNG München 782 ff.; SNG Cop 414; SNG Tübingen 2728; BMC Lesbos p. 204, 187 ff.; Hunterian II p. 317, 15; Lindgren-Kovacs 430, aF, bumps and scratches, corrosion, weight 5.922 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, Mytilene mint, c. 35 A.D.; obverse TI ΘEOC CEBACTOC, laureate head of Tiberius right, M-Y/T-I in two divided lines across fields; reverse IOY ΘEA CEBACHTH, draped bust of Livia right, M-Y/T-I in two divided lines across fields; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; scarce; $180.00 (€153.00)
Germanicus, b. 24 May 15 B.C. - d. 10 Oct 19 A.D., Corinth, Greece
GermanicusCaesar was the son of Tiberius' brother Drusus Sr. and Antonia the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia. He distinguished himself on the battlefield many times, most notably in Germania where he inflicted serious defeats on the barbarian tribes and recovered the legionary standards lost in the catastrophic Varus disaster. He was chosen Tiberius' successor, but died of an unknown cause. His tremendous popularity helped his son Caius (Caligula) obtain the throne after Tiberius died.RP86839. Bronze AE 22, BCD Corinth 356 (this coin); Amandry Corinth XIIIg5 (De2/Rg -); RPC I 1142; BMC 512, aF, nice portrait, porous, reverse off center, weight 6.278 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Corinth mint, 4 - 5 A.D.; obverseGERMANICVS CAESAR COR, bare head right; reverse C HEIO POL/LIONE ITER / C MVSSIO P/RISCO II VIR (C. Heius Pollio and C Mussius Priscus, duoviri), inscription partly ligate, in four lines, within ivy wreath; very rare; $175.00 (€148.75)
Apollonia, Illyria, Greece, c. 120 - 70 B.C.
Strabo, in about 17 A.D. wrote: "On the territory of the people of Apollonia in Illyria there is what is called a nymphaeum. It is a rock which emits fire. Below it are springs flowing with hot water and asphalt..." The Nymphaeum was likely a burning natural gas seep.GS83574. Silver drachm, BMC Thessaly p. 59, 41 - 42; SNG Cop 398; Maier p. 15, 120, VF, bumps, scratches, corrosion, small edge split, weight 3.05 g, maximum diameter 17.34 mm, die axis 90o, Apollonia mint, magistrates Aibatios & Chairenos, c. 120 - 70 B.C.; obverse AIBATIOΣ, cow standing left, head turned back right, suckling calf standing right, grain ear left in exergue; reverse AΠOΛ − XAI−PH−NOΣ, the Nymphaeum of Apollonia ablaze, lagobolon below, within double linear square with sides curved inward; very rare; $140.00 (€119.00)
The Perrhaiboi, Thessaly, Greece, c. Late 2nd - Early 1st Century B.C.
The Perrhaiboi were a Pelasgian (indigenous non-Greek) tribal people who lived in Perrhaibia, north of Thessaly proper and bordering Macedonia. Their capital was Phalanna, and their most significant town was Olosson. In the Iliad, Homer wrote of "the valiant Perrhaiboi, who dwelt about wintry Dodona, and held the lands round the lovely river Titaresios, which sends its waters into the Peneus." The Perrhaiboi fought in the Battle of Thermopylae. Through most of their history they were overshadowed and controlled by Thessaly, although they had two votes at the Delphic Amphictyony. Philip II of Macedon took their kingdom and it remained under Macedonian control until the Roman conquest in 196 B.C. GB76999. Bronze trichalkon, BCD Thessaly I 1247 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 561; Rogers 440, fig. 239; SNG Cop 197, HGC 4 157, aVF, well centered, some corrosion, weight 6.372 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Olosson or Phalanna mint, c. late 2nd - early 1st century B.C.; obversehead of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; reverse ΠEPPAI/BΩN (in two lines, starting upward from lower left, ending downward on right), Hera seated right on backless throne, long scepter vertical behind in right hand, resting left hand on knee, no magistrate name or initials; $120.00 (€102.00)
Achaean League, Pallantion, Achaia, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 88 - 30 B.C.
GS85328. Silver triobol or hemidrachm, Benner p. 86, 4; BMC Peloponnesus 124; BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2; McClean 6507; Clerk 219; SNG Cop 290; Hunterian 26; Dewing 1851; HGC 5 969 (R1), aVF, weight 2.085 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 225o, Pallantion (near Tripoli, Arcadia, Greece) mint, c. 88 - 30 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus left; reverse large Achaian League (AX) monogram, Π-A-Λ clockwise from left side, YE monogram and trident head upward below, all within laurel wreath; $110.00 (€93.50)
Kierion, Thessaly, Greece, c. 400 - 344 B.C.
Kierion was originally named Arne for the Nymph on the reverse of this coin. Most references, including BCD, identify the male god on the obverse as Zeus. SNG Cop says Poseidon. Since, according to one myth, Arne became pregnant by Poseidon and bore the twins Aiolos and Boiotos, we think Poseidon is more likely.
This coin has potentially active corrosion. We have had the coin for over a year and it has remained stable and unchanged. It must, however, be stored in a humidity controlled environment.GB79733. Bronze chalkous, cf. BCD Thessaly II 107.4; Rogers 173a; SNG Cop 35; BMC Thessaly p. 15, 1; SNG Evelpidis 1516; HGC 4 679 (S), VF, well centered, dark patina, corrosion, weight 2.494 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 315o, Kierion mint, c. 400 - 344 B.C.; obverse bearded head of Zeus right, filletbinding his hair; reverse KIEPIEIΩN, the nymph Arne kneeling right on right knee, looking left, her torso bare, leaning on right hand on the ground, tossing astragaloi with left; scarce; $100.00 (€85.00)
Thessalian League, Greece, Mid - Late 1st Century B.C.
The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in N. Greece. Philip II of Macedon took control of Thessaly in 344 B.C and it remained under Macedonia until the Roman victory in 197 B.C. The league was reestablished in 196 B.C. but had little autonomy after Thessaly became part of the province of Macedonia in 146 B.C.GB71024. Bronze dichalkon (or obol), BCD Thessaly II 907.2, SNG Cop 331, Rogers 59, Burrer p. 62, BMC Thessaly -, VF, weight 7.412 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, Larissa(?) mint, Philokrates, Italos, and Petraios, magistrates; obverse ΦIΛOKPA−TOYΣ (magistrate), head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis; reverse ΘEΣΣA−ΛΩN, Athena Itonia standing left, Nike standing left offering wreath in her extended right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield behind, spear standing behind, ITA−ΛOY (magistrate) across upper field, ΠETPAIOΣ exergue; $90.00 (€76.50)
Megara, Megaris, Peloponnesos, Greece, Early 1st Century B.C.
Megara is in westAttica, the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. Megara was a trade port, its people using their ships and wealth as a way to gain leverage on armies of neighboring poleis. Megara specialized in exportation of wool and other animal products including livestock such as horses. It possessed two harbors, Pegae, to the west on the Corinthian Gulf and Nisaea, to the east on the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.GB85897. Bronze dichalkon, BCD Peloponnesos 38; SNG Cop 471; BMC Attica p. 120, 16; Kroll 647; HGC 4 1795 (S), aVF, centered on a tight flan, dark patina, marks, some corrosion, weight 3.242 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 90o, Megara mint, early 1st century B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reversetripod lebes, MEΓA/PEΩN flanking in two downward lines, the first on the right; ex J. Cohen Collection; ex BCD with his ticket; ex Schulten Co (27 Mar 1990), lot 97 (DM 80+15%); scarce; $75.00 (€63.75)
Thessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 70 - 27 B.C.
Athena Itonia was not only a war goddess, but a goddess of the arts of peace, especially poetry. She was worshiped widely, especially in Thessaly. GB85930. Bronze trichalkon, BCD Thessaly 901.1; Rogers 31; BMC Thessaly p. 5, 60; SNG Cop 318; HGC 4 226, VF, dark green patina, centered on a tight flan, bumps and marks, weight 6.528 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Larissa(?) mint, magistrates Philok... and Asor..., c. 70 - 27 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN (starting upward on left, ending downward on right), Athena Itonia striding right, wearing crested helmet, hurling spear with right hand, shield on her left arm, ΦI-ΛOK (magistrate) divided above spear, A/S-OP (magistrate) divided across field below arm and shield, monogram low in inner right field; $75.00 (€63.75)
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