Side, Pamphylia. Silver tetradrachm of 155-136 BC. Head of Athena rt. in crested Corinthian helmet / Nike advancing left, holding wreath & lifting drapery, pomegranate in left field, magistrate's name KLE-YX. #4011: $385 SOLD
Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochus VII Euergetes, 138-129 BC. Silver tetradrachm, Antioch mint. Diademed head of Antiochus right / Athena standing left, supporting Nike who holds a wreath on extended right hand & resting left hand on grounded shield, vertical spear propped against left arm. DI monogram above H in outer left field, , all within wreathed border. ref: Newell 282 (sim). Huge 31.5 mm, 14.46 grams! Absolutely gorgeous coin. EF! #85712x2: $650 SOLD
Portrait of Alexander by someone who knew him!
Ancient Greece, Kings of Thrace. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Silver tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint. Struck 288-281 BC. Diademed head of deified Alexander the Great right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monograms to inner left and outer right. BASILEWS LYSIMAXOY. 29mm, 16.78 g. ref: Thompson 201; Muller 543 v. VF, toned, rare and nice! #cng2640015x2: $875 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Akarnania, Anaktorion. Circa 320-280 BC. Silver State. Pegasos flying left, monogram below / Helmeted head of Athena left; LO below chin, monogram and omphalos behind. Pegasi 36 var.; BCD Akarnania 105 var. 20mm, 8.54 g. Good VF, nicely toned. From the Deyo Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (18 July 1973), lot 233. #cng2660102: $599 SOLD
Ancient Celtic large silver tetradrachm, minted at the Greek island of Thasos, 2nd century BC. Bust of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / A rather swishy Herakles holding club, drapery over shoulder. Celticized-Greek inscription HEPAKLEOYS SOTHPOS THASION. Large 32 mm, 16.26 grams. Slightly wavy flan common to these. Excellent detail! #21031x2: $325 SOLD
Istros, Thrace, 4th century BC. Silver drachm. Facing male heads, one inverted / Sea-eagle on the back of a dolphin, ISTPIS. Theta behind, Sigma below. 18 mm, 5.7 g. $250 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Corinthia, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. Silver Stater. Pegasus flying left / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet; A-P at neck; behind, eagle standing left. Pegasi I 426; BCD Corinth 101. VF, well centered, lightly toned. A beautiful example! 20mm, 8.51 g. #gv0797: $499 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Sikyonia, Sikyon, c. 360-330 BC. Silver hemidrachm. Chimera advancing left, forepaw raised, monogram below / Dove flying left. Nice toning. 15.5 mm, 2.69 g. #11DS977x2: $250 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Akarnania, Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. Silver Stater. Pegasus flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left; KLE above, monogram below, monogram and filleted bucranium behind. ref: Pegasi 71; BCD Akarnania 86. Near VF. 22mm, 8.07 grams. Perfectly aligned for a bezel. #cng2760128: $599 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Akarnania, Leukas, c. 345-307 BC. Silver stater. Helmeted head of Athena right; amphora with grapes and "A" behind / Pegasus flying right, lambda below. 21 mm, 8.57 g. and very thick! Excellent coin. ex-Virginia collection. #2602: $599 SOLD
Seleucid Kings of Syria. Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC. Large and magnificent silver tetradrachm, struck 168-164 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos IV right / Zeus enthroned left, holding Nike on extended right hand & sceptre in left, palm branch in outer left field, LB monogram & AS in ex. BASILEWS ANTIOXOY QEOY EPIFANOYS NIKHFOROY. 31 mm, 16.72 g. ref: Morkholm 17. Excellent portrait, crisp detail. VF. #GC2004x2: $525 SOLD
Ephesos (Ephesus), Ionia. Silver drachm, 3rd-2nd century BC. Bee, with EPH above / Stag standing right, palm tree in background, magistrate's name down right. 18 mm, 3.00 g. ref: BMC 122-130v. Dark patina, one chipped edge. Rare! #CG2013: $225 SOLD
Kings of Syria. Demetrius I, 162 – 150 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Dated "159," 154-153 BC. Antioch mint. His diademed head rt., fillet border. / BASILEOS DEMITRIOY SOTEROS, Tyche seated lt., holding sceptre and cornucopiae, control mark in lt. field. 32x28 mm, 16.76 g. ref: Spaer 1256. VF. Fantastic piece! #GV0609x2: $375 SOLD???
Ancient Greece. Illyria, Dyrrhachium. Silver drachm struck after 229 BC. Cow suckling calf, ZENWN, eagle above / Double stellate "temple door" pattern, Greek around. 17.5 mm, 3.26 g. VF+. Extremely nice! #25313x2: $125 SOLD
Moesia, istrus. 400-350 BC. Silver drachm. Two male heads facing, the rt. inverted. / Eagle flying lt., attacking a dolphin with its talons, AG below. 18 mm, 5.45g. ref: BMC 6; SNG BM 249; Pick 417. VF, nice metal. #mtp499: $250 SOLD
Greece. Lydia, Tralleis. Silver tetradrachm struck 166-67 BC. Dion, magistrate. Bow case with serpents entwined around; DION above, PAL to left, herm to right / Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath. ref: SNG von Aulock 3259; SNG Copenhagen 657v. 12.63 grams, 26 mm and thick! #18391: $399 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, c. 166-67 BC. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck 123-104 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow case with serpents; ME above, thyrsos to right. 26 mm, 12.58 g. Kleiner, Hoard 18. VF, with stunning detail, and nice cabinet tone. #CG2061: $425 SOLD
Peloponnesus, Arcadian League, 280-234 BC. Silver triobol. Laureate head of Zeus left / Naked Pan seated l. on rock, rt. hand raised, holding lagobolon in left, before him eagle flying left, Delta to rt. NIce VF, bluish toning. ref: BM-78v, Sear-2690. 14 mm, 2.11 grams. Beautiful! #68184: $225 SOLD
Seleucid Kings of Syria. Philip I Philadelphos, 93-83 BC. A contemporary and partner king to Julius Caesar of Rome. Large silver tetradrachm. Diademed head of Philip rt. within filleted border / Zeus seated left, holding Nike with wreath and scepter. BASILEWS FILIPPOU EPIFANOU FILADELFOU; AR monogram below left. 27 mm, 15.56 grams, thick and chunky! An outstanding portrait. #20827: $250 SOLD
The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 166-67 BC. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck 190-133 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; PER monogram to left, AP monogram above. 25.5 mm, 12.57 g. ref: Mionnet S5, 850; BMC 106; cf Sear 3947-3950. Stunning detail! #CG2074: $425 SOLD