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-n2uy: SOLD
Ancient Greece. Pentagram/Pentacle coin! Mysia, Pitane. 4th-3rd century BC. Bronze AE18 coin. Horned head of Zeus Ammon facing three-quarters to right / Pentagram, PITANAIWN. 18.2 mm, 3.20 g. ref: BMC 13; SNG Cop 536. Fine. #CG2176: $199 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Larissa, Thessaly, c. 356-342 BC. Silver drachm. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx / Horse standing right, preparing to lie down. 17.5 mm, 5.97 g. ref: Lorber, Hoard, Group L-III; BCD Thessaly II 325. Good VF. ex-CNG. #NAV020: $750 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, naked, holding club, drapery over shoulder, Celticized-Greek inscription HEPAKLEOYS SOTHPOS THASION. Large 30 mm, 16.25 grams, very thick. Very slight wave in flan. Shiny bright silver surfaces with nice toning in recesses. Gorgeous! ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CC2012: $399 SOLD
Macedon, Greece, c. 167-149 BC. HUGE silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, Amphipolis mint. Diademed head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEDONWN PRWTHS, club of Herakles within oak wreath; thunderbolt to left, monograms above and below. 30mm, 16.54 g. ref: Prokopov, Silver 386–400 var.; SNG Copenhagen 1314. VF, lightly toned. ex-CNG. Absolutely gorgeous! #CG2327: $750 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Lycian League, Masikytes. c. 30-27 BC. Silver 1/4 Drachm. Laureate head of Apollo rt. / Lyre, LYKIWN; M-A to either side, branch to left, all within an incuse square. 15 mm, 1.51 g. ref: RPC I. 3303. Nice old collection tone. Ex Karl-Ludwig Grabow with original tag. Gorgeous! #CG2149: $225 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Pentagram/Pentacle coin!
Mysia, Pitane, 400-380 BC. Tiny bronze coin. Horned, bearded head of Zeus Ammon right / P-I-S-O-S around pentagram. ref: BMC 4; Imhoof ZfN I, p. 138. Just 11 mm, 1.10 g. From the famous H.C. Lindgren collection. Dark olive-green patina with light earthen deposits. #CG2201: $175 SOLD
Syracuse, Sicily, Ancient Greece. Timoleon, 343-337 BC, Huge bronze litra. Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet / Starfish between two dolphins. 27 mm, 29.07g. and very thick! ref: S-1189. Excellent detail, nice brassy-green patina. A stunning coin, truly better than photo! ex-Stephen Album. #CG2267: $399 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Pentagram/Pentacle coin!
Mysia, Pitane. 4th-3rd century BC. Bronze AE18 coin. Bearded head of Zeus Ammon right / Π - Ι - Τ - Α -[N], spelled-out between points of a pentagram. 18.28 mm, 3.95 g. ref: BMC 5-10. near VF, green patina with light pitting. Nicer than photo! #CG2425: $199 SOLD
The Poet Homer! Ancient Greece. Smyrna, Ionia, 145-125 BC. Magistrate Kallistratos. Laureate head of Apollo right / Homer seated left on stool, holding scroll and staff, ZMURNAIWN KALLISTRATOS. 20x22 mm, 7.19 g. BMC 79-81; Hunter 14; Mionnet III, 978; Sear Greece 4571 var. Great olive-green patina. Rare! #CG2357: $150 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
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
Ephesos (Ephesus), Ionia. Circa 500-420 BC. Silver Diobol.
Bee, EPH to sides / Quadripartite incuse square. ref: Karwiese Series V, 2A; SNG Kayhan 124. Beautiful VF, with original find patina. 11 mm, 1.05 g. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 259 (6 July 2011), lot 115. Gorgeous! #CG2062: $299 SOLD
The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 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; monogram to left, TEY monogram above. 26.5 mm, 12.53 g. ref: Sear 3948. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Breathtaking! #CG2205: $499 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
Ancient Greece. Rhodes, c. 170-150 BC. Silver hemidrachm. Thrasymenes, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to rt., THRASYMEN above, rising sun to lower left, T to lower rt. 13 mm, 1.23 g. ref: Jenkins, Rhodian Group B, no. 38; SNG Keckman 645. Nice VF, attractively toned. Ex Ludwig Grabow, Berlin, with original label. Fantastic! #CG2150: $299 SOLD
Corinth, ancient Greece, c. 400-338 BC. Nice silver drachm. Head of Aphrodite left / Pegasus, the mythological winged horse springing left, monogram below. ref: BMC 184. 15 mm, 2.44 g. ex-Aegean Numismatics. Great grey patina. #CG2075: $225 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Taras, Calabria, c. 272-238 BC. Silver didrachm, set in custom 18K gold bezel. Boy on horse left, crowning horse with wreath, SY behind, LYKI NOS below / Taras on dolphin, bearing trident, cloak over arm, owl behind, TARAS below. ref: SNG ANS 1165, Vlasto 836. Measures 23 mm diameter, weighs 8.46 grams total. ex-S. Holmes collection, Yorkshire, England; ex-Venture Gallery, Grand Cayman. GORGEOUS! #JN2166: $950 SOLD
Incredible Countermark of Cleopatra!
Antioch, Seleucis & Pieria, struck c. 90-89 BC. Heavy bronze AE22 coin. Originally depicted laureate head of Zeus right / Zeus enthroned left with Nike and sceptre, ANTIOXEWN THS MHTROPOLEWN KAI AYTONOMOY. Struck with a crisp countermark depicting the head of Cleopatra during her reign (c. 51-29 BC), thereby claiming "ownership" of it as legal tender in her Egypt. It was used to mark coins circulating in the Syro-Phoenician territories which were given to her by Mark Antony. 22 mm, 10.55 g. with beautiful olive-green patina. Ex-Savoca Numismatik GmbH, Munchen, Germany. I seriously considered keeping this one for my own collection! #CE2067: $375 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Corinth, c. 345-307 BC. Silver stater. Pegasos (Pegasus) flying left / Helmeted head of Athena right; ithyphallic herm & N behind. 22 mm, 8.31g. ref: Calciati 385. ex-Tom Cederlind. Incredible detail! #CG2270: $750 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
Ancient Greece. Larissa, Thessaly, c. 356-342 BC. Silver drachm. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx / Horse standing right, preparing to lie down. 18 mm, 5.97 g. ref: Lorber, Hoard, Group L-III; BCD Thessaly II 325. Good VF. ex-CNG. A magnificent example! #NAV019: $750 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Corinth, c. 375-300 BC. Silver stater. Pegasus flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left; D-I flanking neck truncation; behind, Artemis running right, holding torch (only torch flames and top of her head visible). 18.5 mm, 8.37 g. ref: Ravel 1081; Pegasi 457; BCD Corinth 133. VF, toned, a few deposits. Quite nice! ex-CNG. #NAV021: $750 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Akarnania, Anaktorion, c. 345-300 BC. Silver stater. Pegasos (Pegasus) flying left; AN monogram below / Helmeted head of Athena left; API before, DW and flaming altar behind. Die break behind Pegasos' wing. 21mm. 8.24g. ref: Pegasi II 58. ex-Tom Cederlind. Beautiful! #CG2271: $699 SOLD
Macedon, Greece, 158-149 BC. Large silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, Amphipolis mint. Diademed head of Artemis right with bow and quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield / MAKEDONWN PRWTHS, club of Herakles within oak wreath; thunderbolt to left, monograms above and below. Big 31 mm, 16.49 g. ref: Seaby-1386, SNG Cop 1314. Dark gray tone. Incredible detail! ex-CNG. #CG2262: $750 SOLD
Istros, Thrace, c. 400-350 BC. Silver Drachm. Two facing male heads, the left inverted / Sea-eagle standing left on dolphin, Greek: ISTRH above; FU below. 16.5 mm, 5.37 g. ref: AMNG 425; Canarache 179 and 238. Gorgeous detail, much better than this horrible, washed-out photo! #CG2328: $250 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Thasos, Thrace. Silver Tetradrachm, struck after 148 BC. Head of Dionysus right, crowned with vines / Herakles standing facing, naked, head left, holding club and lion skin, HRAKLEOUS to right, SWTHROS left, QASIWN below. ref: Sear SG#1759. 30 mm, 16.83g. Gorgeous detail, nice cabinet tone. ex-Tom Cederlind. #CG2272: $450 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Larissa, Thessaly. Silver drachm struck c. 340 BC. Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left / Horse grazing right, LARIS AIWN around. 19 mm, 5.75 g. ref: Dewing 1396. Excellent detail, lovely cabinet tone. Purchased in Los Angeles in the mid 1960's. A beauty! #CG2008: $475 SOLD