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Philistis, wife of Hieron II.
Greek AR 5 litrae.
Syracuse 270-230 BCE, 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm.
Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196.
Syracuse Sicily Pyrrhus Epirus 278-276 BCE AE Litra 11.4g 23.3mm Herakles Nemaean Lion scalp - Athena Promachos thunderbolt shield SNG Cop 813, SNG ANS 852
Whoops sorry too slow once again Please carry on as if I didn't exist!
Athens New Style tetradrachm 123/2 BC
Obs : Athena Parthanos right in tri-form helmet
16.23g 30mm Thompson issue (new) 42
Thompson catalogue: 479g
REV : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathanaic amphora
on which month mark Δ control ΣΦ below
3 magistrates : MIKION EURYKLEI BOYKATTHES
RF symbol : Dioscuri
All surrounded by an olive wreath
This well-worn New Style is a typical coin most often found in Thracian coin hoards along with Prow, Eagle on Thunderbolt and Tripod from the middle 120's BC.
They are often well worn from long circulation before being hoarded.
The Athens mint was under great pressure and this obverse is well worn. The reverse though is nice having both controls visable. Why Athens minted such coins that ended up in Thrace we don't know but can guess the Romans told them to supply coins to the Thracians either as pay for mercenaries or as a bribe to keep them from marauding. At this stage the New Style can be viewed as a Roman Proxy Coinage.
Pyrrhos of Epiros
287-285 BC and 274-273 BC. Æ Unit (17.5mm, 4.82 g, 6h). Pella mint. Macedonian shield with Monogram of Pyrrhos on boss / Macedonian helmet; BAΣI below; all within oak wreath. AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3, 272; SNG Alpha Bank 970. VF
Next up: Macedonian shield coin
Antigonas ll Gonatas Tetradrachm c 270 / 239 BC
Obv: Head of horned Pan left, wearing goat skin, lagobolon over shoulder, within double solid circle on Macedonian shield decorated with 7 stars with 8 rays within double crescents.
Rev: Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield with Gorgoneion head and hurling thunderbolt. Helmet inner left, Rare MTY monogram inner right
Amphipolis Mint 17.10gm 30.5 mm
Doesn't Pan look a bit mischievous, dodgy, malicious? Ready to cause trouble and Panic.
Great representation of Pan on this coin.
Next: more PAN or Macedonian shield.
Macedonian shield on a tiny bronze:
Perseus, 179-168 BC
Greek AE 14.8 mm; 2.77 g
Obv: Macedonian shield; wheel-ornament in center.
Rev: ΒΑ-ΠΕ above and below harpa, star below.
Refs: Sear Greek 6809; SNG Cop 1281; Lindren II (Europe) 1339; Gaebler 12.5.36.
L Papius Denarius Serratus
Obv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, Harpa
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, Winged Petasos
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 150. Babelon 149. BMCRR -.
Symbols of Mercury
Next:- Winged Petasos
RR C Mamilius 82 BCE AR Den Serrate Mercury Winged Petasos caduceus Ulysses Dog Argos Sear 282 Craw 362-1
Next: Mercury or Hermes again
OBVERSE: Griffin springing left
REVERSE: Magistrate's name around linear border, within which head of Hermes l., caduceus before; all in incuse square
Struck at Abdera 411-385 BC
Athens New Style Tetradrachm 89/88 BC
Obs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
32 mm 16.78 gm Thompson issue (new) 77
Thompson catalogue: Obs:1131 Rev: Not in plates
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
on which month mark B control EΠ below
3 magistrates : APELLICON GORGIAS DIOGE
RF symbol : Leaping Griffin
All surrounded by an olive wreath
NEXT: Something that refers to a famous /known person...NOT a king or anyone else of that ilk.
This grosso of the Republic of Ancona features St. Cyriacus, a Christian Saint martyred under the persecutions of Diocletian and is venerated by both the Orthodox and Catholic churches.
Next: A coin minted in Italy during the Medieval period.
Italy, Venice. Giovanni Soranzo AD 1312-1328.AR.Grosso. (1.92g, 20.6mm, 6h)
IC-XC, Christ enthroned holding book of gospels / IO SVPANTIO- D/V/X - •S• M• VENETI , on right Saint Mark standing left handing banner to Doge.
Ref: CNI VII pg.59.19
Next: Another coin depicting Christ
more Christ coins...
Next: a Christian religious figure other than Christ
Next, silver coin with contrasting grey toning.
(Or post an ancient coin with a Christian religious figure other than Christ, if the above medieval did not satisfy the prior requirement for you.)
Hopefully this tetradrachm of Seleukos I Nikator has enough contrasting grey toning.
Next: Another coin of Seleukos I Nikator
Indeed. Nice one.
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