Bithynia, Calchedon Stater

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  1. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for an unusual Greek stater for a while now. Unfortunately, even with the comparatively vast numbers of Alexander III staters available, the good ones always have several bidders fighting over them.

    Finally settled for this one which has a nice portrait, is on a nice round flan and well centered, I think, with very good strike and metal quality.

    Bithynia, Calchedon: In the name and type of Lysimachus, ca. late third century BC. Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΛΥΣΙΜΑXOΥ, Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning royal name, resting left arm on grounded shield decorated with ridges and gorgoneion head boss, transverse spear beyond; monogram to inner left, bull charging left in exergue.

    I could not find many examples or information about this issue. If anyone can, please share information or post your coins from Bithynia.

    Ancient Bithynia Calchedon Stater Obv1.jpg


    Ancient Bithynia Calchedon Stater Rev.jpg
     
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  3. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Wow, really nice coin! Great example, however I regret I do not a lot about these. Would you have diameter and weight? Lysimachos always seemed to have harder-to-find issues.

    I only have ONE coin from Bithynia. I captured it because of Mithra.

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    Bithynia Kios
    250 BCE
    AE11 1.06g
    Laureate hd Mithra r
    Kantharos 2 grape bunches hanging K-I below within a wreath
    SNG Cop 382
     
  4. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    Approx. 18 mm and 8.48 gms.
     
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    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I always liked that size coin in gold, roughly 1/4 TOZ. Nice!
     
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  6. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    Thanks. They do feel quite substantial in hand :)
     
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  7. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member


    I can't make out the monogram... Otherwise for the general type it's like this

    https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=759000
     
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  8. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member



    I don't have it on me but looks like an MP. It's not very clear in the photos I have either. Fortunately, it's a problem free coin!
     
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