Klazomenai, , c. 386 - 301 B.C.
The ruins of Klazomenai (or Clazomenae) are in the modern town Urla near in Province, Turkey. It was one of the first cities to issue silver coinage. Clazomenae was attacked by the Lydian Alyattes II in the 6th century. During the 5th century it was for some time subject to the Athenians, but about the middle of the Peloponnesian War, c. 412 B.C. it revolted. After a brief resistance, it again acknowledged the Athenian supremacy, and repelled a Lacedaemonian attack. In 387 B.C. Klazomenai and other cities in were taken over by , but the city continued to issue its own coins. Under the Romans, Clazomenae was included in the province of , and enjoyed an immunity from taxation.GB72669. Brass AE 16, p. 24, 56; 85; 484; 1993, gVF, 4.894 g, maximum 16.1 mm, 0o, Klazomenai (Urla, Turkey) mint, c. 386 - 301 B.C.; of , turned slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet, earrings and necklace; ram walking right, KΛAZOME/NIΩN in two lines above, uncertain control symbol ( ?) right; ex Roger Liles Collection; ; $160.00 (€142.40)
Samos, Islands of , c. 300 B.C.
Samos is the birth place of Pythagoras. A famous attraction on the island is the tunnel-aqueduct dug through a mountain to bring water to the city from an inland secret the spring. An engineering marvel over 1000m long, it was dug from both ends by two teams working simultaneously and used for a very long period. Herodotus' wrote of it, which led to its discovery in the 19th century.GB83703. Bronze AE 18, cf. 1704 - ; p. 365, 168 - 170; 1252 (S); -, F, nice green , 6.058 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 0o, Samos mint, c. 300 B.C.; of left, wearing and necklace; lion's scalp facing, magistrate's name (off ) below; ex Ancient Imports; very ; $145.00 (€129.05)
, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C., In the Name of Alexander
Struck after Alexander's death during the joint reign of Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother, Philip III, and Alexander's infant son with Roxana, Alexander IV. The two were made joint kings by Alexander's generals who only intended to use them as pawns. Philip III was imprisoned upon his return to , and in 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from . was Alexander the Great's mother and Alexander IV's grandmother, but not Philip III's mother. Alexander IV and his mother Roxana were executed by the boy's regent, Kassander, in 311 B.C.GS75257. Silver , 2264, I 378, 231, 593, -, -, -, VF, on a , uneven , die wear, 3.970 g, maximum 16.9 mm, 0o, , Teos mint, struck under Menander or , 323 - 319 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to waist, around hips and legs, right leg drawn back, feet on footstool, in extended right hand, long vertical behind in left, Πο over ∆I left; ; $135.00 (€120.15)
Klazomenai, , 190 - 30 B.C.
The ruins of Klazomenai (or Clazomenae) are in the modern town Urla near in Province, Turkey. It was one of the first cities to issue silver coinage. Clazomenae was attacked by the Lydian Alyattes II in the 6th century. During the 5th century it was for some time subject to the Athenians, but about the middle of the Peloponnesian War, c. 412 B.C. it revolted. After a brief resistance, it again acknowledged the Athenian supremacy, and repelled a Lacedaemonian attack. In 387 B.C. Klazomenai and other cities in were taken over by , but the city continued to issue its own coins. Under the Romans, Clazomenae was included in the province of , and enjoyed an immunity from taxation.GB79286. Bronze AE 18, p. 29, 105 - 107; 104, 504, VF, , some corrosion, 4.234 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 270o, Klazomenai mint, 190 - 30 B.C.; laureate of Zeus; club, left, KΛAZOME/NIΩN divided in two lines, starting above, ending below; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
Persian Empire, Satrapy of Sparda ( and ), Spithridates II, 344 - Early Spring 334 B.C.
Spithridates II was the Persian Empire's (governor) of Sparda, a region which included and . His rule may have begun as early as 344 but there is no historical record of him until Alexander the Great's invasion of . This coin was likely struck to support the Persian defense. Spithridates II died in the very first battle against Alexander, the Battle of Granicus, allegedly just as he was poised to strike down Alexander himself.GB76668. Bronze , 19.4; 1538; 1823; 2756; 672; p. 327, 19; II/2 72; 367; 6242, VF, , green , encrustation, corrosion, 1.379 g, maximum 10.5 mm, 0o, mint, 335 - early spring 334 B.C.; of Spithridates right, wearing (Persian ); horse forepart leaping right, above, ΣΠI below; $85.00 (€75.65)
(?), c. 450 - 350 B.C.
This is apparently unpublished and we were unable to find another example. This rosette is known, paired with a variety of punch reverses for this . Those coins may be earlier issues from the same uncertain mint in .GS75854. Silver tetartemorion, Apparently unpublished, VF, rough, 0.116 g, maximum 4.8 mm, uncertain (?) mint, c. 450 - 350 B.C.; rosette; of bull left; ex Failla Numismatics (2013); $80.00 (€71.20)
Phygela, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Phygela was a small coastal town south-west of .GB77498. Bronze AE 14, 1074; 2150; 865; 586; , p. 228, 4, aVF, nice green , 2.674 g, maximum 13.8 mm, 0o, , Phygela mint, magistrate Sokrates, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; of Munychia facing, slightly left, wearing ; bull butting left, tree on left, ΦYΓ above, ΣΩKPATHΣ below; ex Divus Numismatik; $80.00 (€71.20)
Leukai, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Leukai (also Leucae or Leuce) was a small town of ancient , close to Phocaea. Leukai was, according to Pliny, on an island promontory. From Scylax we learn that it had harbors. According to Diodorus, the Persian admiral Tachos founded the town on an eminence on the sea coast in 352 B.C. Shortly after Tachos died, and the Clazomenians and Cymaeans quarreled over the town until the former took control. Leukai was near the site of the battle between the consul Publius Licinius Crassus Mucianius and the Pergamene rebel Aristonicus in 131 B.C.GB71755. Bronze AE 10, cf. 584 (ΛEO in ); 5 - 6; 4472 (AE 17, etc.); -, VF, nice green , 1.130 g, maximum 10.4 mm, 0o, Leukai mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of left; swan standing left, wings open, down, ΛEO(?) upward behind; $65.00 (€57.85)
Lebedos, , 133 - 80 B.C.
Centered a small peninsula south of Smyrna and 22.2 km of Colophon, Lebedos flourished thanks to its commerce and its famous mineral springs. It was, however, one of the smaller cities of the League, handicapped by limited space and a . I Monophthalmus unsuccessfully tried to join the city with Teos. In 292 B.C., moved its population to . Lebedos recovered and, under Roman rule, it flourished anew, and celebrated festivals in of Dionysus. Its scanty remains are near the modern town of Seferihisar.GB24567. Bronze AE 19, cf. 796 - 797; p. 155, 11 - 12; 5992; 369; 3 - 5 (all refs various magistrates), aF, 4.699 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 45o, Lebedus mint, 133 - 80 B.C.; of facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet; ΛE (downwards lower left), Dionysos standing half left, in right, vertical behind in left, illegible magistrate's name downwards on right; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
Erythrai, , c. 133 - 30 B.C.
GB75487. Bronze trichalkon, p. 140, 212; 721; 2873; -; -, VF, green , 2.524 g, maximum 15.9 mm, 90o, , Erythrai ( of Ildiri, Turkey) mint, magistrate Herakleos, c. 133 - 30 B.C.; of Herakles right, clad in scalp headdress tied at neck; Bow-in-bow case above, HPAKΛEOΣ / EΠIKOYPOY (magistrate's name and ) in two lines across center, bee left lower left, club over EPY lower right; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
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