Karystos, , 369 - 265 B.C.
A Persian force landed at in 490 B.C. and quickly subdued its inhabitants. Soon after the Battle of Salamis, in 480 B.C., the Athenian fleet led by Themistocles extorted money from the city. When Athenians then asked to join the Delian League, the city refused. Athens would not accept a refusal, so they attacked and plundered , forcing the city to join the league.GS74058. Silver , 566; 420; 151; p. 101, 10 var. (abbreviated ), F, , marks, edge bumps, 1.836 g, maximum 13.2 mm, 0o, Karystos mint, 369 - 265 B.C.; bearded of Herakles right, wearing scalp headdress tied at the neck; tree, club left, KAP−YΣTI/ΩN across ; ex with his round tag noting "'Argos' Coll., through DGP, Feb 74, 4000 drs."; very ; $180.00 (€160.20)
, , , c. 267 - 168 B.C.
, named after its nymph, commanded a strategic position overlooking the narrows leading to the Euboian Gulf. In the Iliad, Homer describes the surrounding plain as "rich in vines." It was pro-Macedonian during the 3rd century, for which it was attacked in 208 and captured in 199 by a Roman-Pergamene force. The Roman garrison was removed in 194. It appears continued to prosper but little is known of its later history. Finds at the site indicate it continued to be inhabited in Roman, , and later times.GS77221. Silver tetrobol, cf. 417; 524; p. 132, 98; 2498, VF, centered on a , die wear, 1.809 g, maximum 13.6 mm, 315o, mint, c. 267 - 168 B.C.; of nymph right, wearing earring and necklace, hair rolled and wreathed in vine; IΣTI−AIEΩN (starting below, ending downward upper left), nymph seated right on stern of a galley holding naval , ornate , wing ornament on hull; $120.00 (€106.80)
Chalkis, , , c. 290 - 271 B.C.
Khalkís, also Chalkis or , is a city in eastern , capital of the Aegean island department of (Évvoia), on the strait of Evripos near Athens. The ancient city, inhabited by , was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries BC, Khalkís was a base for the establishment of colonies in (there giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in . It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.GB67799. Bronze AE 14, 183, Emission 31, 443, 2488, VF, some corrosion, 1.877 g, maximum 14.0 mm, 270o, Chalkis mint, c. 290 - 271 B.C.; of facing slightly to right, wearing necklace and diadem decorated with discs and dangling ribbons; flying right, carrying snake in its talons and beak, above, X−AΛ counterclockwise from lower left; $75.00 (€66.75)
Roman Military in , c. 168 B.C., Imitative of from , ,
notes crude imitations seem to have been struck in just prior to the Roman in 168 B.C. During the Republic, Roman military mints sometimes struck imitative types to make local payments. Examples include Thasian imitatives in and Philip imitatives at Antioch. This tetrobol is almost certainly one of the imitatives struck in by the Roman military.GS77476. Silver tetrobol, See p. 233 note following 2498; regarding imitatives of a 2nd century B.C. from , , , F, , 2.048 g, maximum 15.3 mm, 180o, Roman military(?) mint, c. 168 B.C.; of nymph right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled; IΣTIAEΩN, nymph seated right on stern of a galley holding naval , ornate , wing ornament on hull, trident and below; $66.66 (€59.33)
, , , c. 4th - 3rd Century B.C.
, named after its nymph, commanded a strategic position overlooking the narrows leading to the Euboian Gulf. In the Iliad, Homer describes the surrounding plain as "rich in vines." In the early 4th century B.C., seems to have been largely under the control of Sparta until they joined the Second Athenian Confederacy in 376 - 375. The city appears to have become a member (for the first time) of the reconstituted league of Euboian cities in 340, but its allegiance during most of the 4th century seems to have vacillated between Athens and .GB79919. Bronze AE 12, 455; p. 125, 9; 537 var. (control), F, corrosion, pitting, 2.325 g, maximum 12.2 mm, 90o, mint, c. 4th - 3rd century B.C.; of nymph right, rolled hair, wearing of ivy, pendant earring and necklace; bull standing right, bunch of grapes (control symbol) above, IΣTI below; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
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