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Greek

A sampling from our inventory


Lydia, Croesus, c. 561-545 BC. Gold Stater, 8.06 g., Light issue, c. 550 BC. Sardis mint. Lion forepart and Bull forepart confronting. Rv: Double incuse punch. S.3415. Very rare. aEF  Sold

The first gold coin. Obverse type is the city emblem of Sardis, rendered in bold and vigorous early style.

 

Black Sea, Georgia, Kolchis. 1st Century BC. Gold Stater. Linear stylized head r., pellets. Rv: Linear stylized facing chariot, pellets. De la Tour 9377. Extremely rare. EF $6750.00


Jason and the Argonauts journeyed to ancient Kolchis to retrieve the Gold Fleece with the help of Medea.


 

Sicily, SyracuseDionysius, c. 405 BC. HemiDrachm. Head of Arethusa l., dolphin.  Rv: Victory over Quadriga, wheat branch below. ANS 305. Rare. VF+ $975.00

 

Sicily, Tauromenion, c. 274 BC. Drachm. Head of Apollo r., star.  Rv: Tripod. ANS 293. Very rare. Slight graze to cheek, Good VF $2250.00
Ex Bement collection, Navile VI, 1923, Lot 571

Calabria, Tarentum, 470-460 BC. Stater, 1.68 g. Head Boy on Dolphin r., shell below. Rv: Wheel. Vlasto 74. Rare. aEF $2750.00

Arkadia, Arkadian League, 460-450 BC. Hemi-Drachm. Mantinea mint. Zeus Lykaios seated left. Rv: Head of Kallisto left. HGCS 915. Very rare. Good VF $1875.00


Williams, ANS 1965, #237D O154/R148 (this coin); Ex Herbert Cahn collection

Thessaly, Trikka, 425-400 BC. HemiDrachm. Thessalos with forepart of a bull. Rv: Forepart of Horse. BCD Thessaly 781. Very rare. Good VF $675.00
Ex Demetriadi collection.


Boeotia, Thebes, 426-395 BC. Stater. Boeotian shield. Rv: Amphora, bunch of grapes. BMC 76; s.2384. Good VF $375.00


 

Aegina, 456-431 BC. Stater. Tortoise. Rv: Skew incuse. Millbank 2.12. Good VF $3750.00


Attica, Athens, c. 550 BC. Hemi-obol. Civic mint. Pomegranate. Rv: Incuse punch. Seltman Group D pl.4. Extremely rare. Choice. VF+ $1350.00


From the earliest coinage of Athens

 


Attica, Athens, c. 425 BC. Tetradrachm. Helmeted Athena l. Rv: Owl r., olive sprig. s.2526 Lovely EF $2250.00

 

 

Siris, c. 520-500 BC. Stater. Satyr, standing nude and erect, holding the hand of an inviting Nymph facing slightly away, her chiton slipped around her waist over her bare bottom. Rv: Large square shallow incuse with linear cross. Svoronos, Plate VII, #22 (same dies). Very rare. EF $18,750.00

Ex Numismatic Ars Classica

An exceptional example, superb archaic style, of great charm and lascivious amusement..


Samos, c. 200 BC. Tetrobol. Lion scalp facing. Rv: Forepart Bull left. Barron 225, BMC 180. Rare. EF $1650.00


Carian Islands, Rhodes, 280-250 BC. DiDrachm. Helios. Rv: Rose, with bud. Anchor. S.5049. aEF $975.00


 

Macedon, Perseus, 179-168 BC. Tetrobol. Facing head of Helios. Rv: Rose. Hermaios magistrate. Keckman 793. Superb $750.00


Issued to pay Cretan mercenaries during the third Macedonian war.

 


Macedon, Philip II, 359-336 BC. Tetradrachm. Pella mint, 343-336 BC. Head of Zeus r. Rv: Youth on horseback r. LeRider 256. Lovely example of a rare lifetime coinage. Slight edge ding. aEF $1750.00

Macedon, Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm. Babylon mint, 325-323 BC. Head of Hercules r. Rv: Zeus enthroned. Pr.3650. Lovely example of a rare lifetime coinage. EF $1350.00


 


Seleukids, Seleukos I, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm. Seleukeia on Tigris mint, 300-281 BC. Head of Hercules r. Rv: Zeus enthroned. HGC 9. Good VF $750.00

 

 

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