, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., and
celebrating the between and .SH90561. Brass , 1546; -; -; -; -; -, aF, rough, pitted, varnished, 30.353 g, maximum 41.5 mm, 0o, (Bergama, Turkey) mint, P. Pius, 180 - 182 A.D.; AV KAI M AVPH KOMMO∆OC, laureate and draped right, from behind, oval ( ?); EΠI CTP Π AI ΠIOY KOINON OMONOIA, Asklepios on left, standing slightly right, snake entwined staff in right hand; cult statue of of on left, standing facing, wearing and veil, arms extended with supports; ΠEPΓAMHNΩN KAI EΦECIΩN in ; HUGE 41mm !; very ; $115.00 (€102.35)
, , Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
Known to be among the oldest coins because a hemihekte from the issue was found in the foundation of the temple of at . Seven different denominations are linked by the stag , a common , and die links. The stag is a symbol of and thus of . The two larger denominations bear the name Phanes, who was likely a prominent citizen of , perhaps a despot, a magistrate, or a wealthy money-lender.GA59457.
1/48th , 778, 10, -; -, -, VF, 0.211 g, maximum 5.0 mm, of stag right; irregular pattern within square ; probably less than 20 known to exist; very ; SOLD
, , Phanes, c. 625 - 600 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit Plate Over Silver
The official coin, of which this is an ancient counterfeit, was from the very first issue of and among the very man produced. This coin is undoubtedly one of the very first man produced. Criminal counterfeiters were evidently a problem from the very beginnings of coinage.SH21112. hekte, cf.
35; pl. II, 18; 4 (official, , ), VF, over silver, 1.645 g, maximum 9.6 mm, illegal mint, after c. 625 B.C.; forepart of stag left, turned right, three pellets before; square with raised lines; SOLD
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