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XP752 - Thrace, Thasos (c. 480 BC), AR Stater, 8.68g, VF/VF, $915
Obverse: Satyr carries off protesting Nymph.
Reverse: Incuse quadrapartite square.
Reference: Sear Greek 1357, SNG Cop 1008ff.
Comments: One of the classic ancient Greek coins. Nicely toned with well defined features. Make it an ithyphallic part of your collection.
XP753 - Thrace, Istros (early 4th cent. BC), AR Stater, 5.35g, VF/VF, $225
Obverse: 2 heads facing, right inverted.
Reverse: Sea eagle standing left on left facing dolphin; Greek legend above; Delta below.
Reference: Sear Greek 1669.
Comments: Another popular ancient Greek coin. Great toning on this nicely styled coin.
XP754 - Phoenicia, Arados (c.350-332 BC), AR Stater, 10.02g, VF/VF, $220
Obverse: Head of bearded deity.
Reverse: Phoenician galley on 3 lines of waves; inscription above.
Reference: Sear Greek 5971, BMC 68 Phoenicia, plate II, #20.
Comments: A big chunk of good silver on the Persic weight standard. Nicely detailed portrait on this classic reverse type.
XP755 -Calabria, Brundisi (c. 247-217 BC), AE22, 8.99g, VF/VF, $210
Obverse: Laureate, right facing head of Poseidon, crowned by Nike; trident behind, pellet behind.
Reverse: Taras seated on left facing dolphin, holdingNike, club in right field; BRVN, pellet below.
Reference: Sear Greek 599.
Comments: A very nice Greek bronze with the popular boy on dolphin reverse type.
XP511 - ALEXANDER III (the Great) (c. 315-294 BC), AR Tetradrachm, 16.94g, VF/VF, $275
Obverse: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; (lambda) in left field, monogram beneath seat.
Reference: Price 490
Comments: Attributed to Amphipolis in Northern Greece this is an excellent example of a classic Alexander III Tet.
XP430 - SELEUKID KINGS - ALEXANDER I (BALAS) (c. 150-145 BC), AR Drachm, VF+/VF+, $155
Obverse: Diademed head facing right, beaded border.
Reverse: Naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting bow; BASILEOS ALEXANDROY in two lines to the right, ThEOPATOROS EYERGETOY in two lines to the left. Monograms below in exergue.
Reference: Sear Greek #7035v
Comments: A excellent example of this claimant as son of Antiochos IV. He was short lived as King due to his unpopular lifestyle.
XP501 - SIKYON - Peloponnesos (before 146 BC), AR Hemidrachm (14+mm), VF/VF+, $135
Obverse: Dove flying right.
Reverse: Large [sigma]; with O[lambda]VM above, [pi]I / A either side and [delta]A[sigma] beneath; all within shallow incuse square.
Reference: Sear Greek #2777v
Comments: This coin was from the region described by Homer as forming a part of the empire of Agamemnon. Nicely toned, well struck and centered, it was issued at the same time as the coinage of the Achaean League.
XP517 - ACHAEAN LEAGUE - MEGARA (196-146 BC), AR Hemidrachm (14mm), 2.33g, aVF/aVF, $115
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus facing right.
Reverse: Large AX monogram; lyre above, ME - [gamma][omega] either side; all enclosed in laurel wreath. .
Reference: Sear Greek #2971-3004v, BMC 2,11.
Comments: Another well toned, nice condition type from a large series of silver coins struck by the member states of this group having declared their freedom from Greece.
XP289 - THESSALY, LARISSA (c. 395-344 BC), AR Drachm, F+/F+, $95
Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter face to left, wearing necklace.
Reverse: Horse grazing right, left forefoot raised; LAP(I) (lambda)(alpha)(rho)(iota-not visible) below; SA (sigma)(alpha) above. (LARISA)
Reference: Sear Greek #2120, SNG Copenhagen #128v
Comments: A pleasing example of a more popular type. A good budget example of this coin which lists for 175 Pounds in Sear.
XP343 - GREECE - BRETTIAN LEAGUE (215-205 BC), AE18, F/F+, $43
Obverse: Head of Zeus facing right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread; .
Reference: Sear Greek #704v.
Comments: A nice example of the coinage of Alexander the Great. Minor patina chip on obverse and slightly rough patina does not detract from this nice coin.
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