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Seleukid Kingdom. Seleukeia on Tigris. Seleukos I Nikator 312-281 BC. Drachm AR 15mm., 4,14g.
Laureate head of Zeus right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Athena, brandishing spear and shield, in elephant quadriga right.
SC 131.5 var.(symbol).
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Athens AE19 c 87-86 BCE Time of SULLA Athena Zeus Sear Grk 2567
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Obv: Helmeted bust of Athena right
Rev: Two owls facing on thunderbolt, AΘE below, all within olive wreath
Date: 130-90 BC/166-57 BC
Ref: Kroll Agora 99; Svoronos pl. 24.60-68; Kleiner Type 16 (from Wildwinds.com)
Next theme: multiple birds on one coin
SEXTUS POMPEIUS FOSTLUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS POMPEIA
OBVERSE: Head of "Minerva or Pallas" (personification of Rome) with winged helmet, earrings and necklace, looking to the right.
Below the chin, it is the "X" (although its value then was 16 aces) and behind the bust is a small jar
REVERSE: FOSTuLVS left and Sextus. Pompeius. to the right of the field. She-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
Behind Ruminal fig tree is represented with three birds in their branches. On the left, the pastor Faustulus figure in an attitude of admiration for the wonder he sees. ROMA in ex
Struck at Rome 137 BC
Cr235/1a; Syd 461; Pompeia 1
Next: Sextus Pompey
Obv. NEPTVNI - Bare head of Pompey the Great right; trident to right; below, dolphin right
Rev. Q. NASIDIVS - Galley right; star to upper left
Mint: Massilia (ca 44-43 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.47g / 19mm / -
RSC 28 (Pompeia)
Next - a ship under sail
Phoenicia, Sidon AE24 Astarte standing on galley
Obv. Turretted, diademed and laureate bust of Tyche right, her hair up around the head and with a veil that covers her neck and shoulders.
Rev. Phoenician galley, with rounded bow left. On the galley, turreted figure of Astarte standing left. The goddess, dressed in a tunic talar, on her left arm a stylus in cross-form held traverse. Her left hand its resting on the top of a rudder. Above the galley in the left field, the date LK (year 20). Legend: SIDWNIWN.
Rouvier, JIAN 5 (1902), 228-84 (Sidon), no. 1370.
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Denarius 32-31 BC
Obv.: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Galley right.
Rev.: LEG XV., Aquila between two legionary standards.
Ag, 3.29g, 18.1mm
Ref.: Crawford 544/30
Next: Mark Antony without galley
Ionia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm
OBVERSE: M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, head of Antony right, wreathed in ivy, lituus below, all within wreath of ivy and grapes
REVERSE: III VIR R P C, bust of Octavia right on cista flanked by snakes
Ephesus 39 BC
RPC I 2201, Sydenham 1197, Sear 262
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Hadrian Cistophoric tetradrachm
Obv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, Bare-headed, draped bust right
Rev:- COS III, Minerva, helmeted, standing l., holding patera and spear; at her side, shield.
References:- Cohen 294. BMC 1071. RIC 503. Metclaf 395.
Minted in uncertain mint in Asia circa A.D. 138
Appears to be overstruck on a Mark Antony and Octavia AR Cistophorus. The remains of the legend M • ANTONIVS • IMP • COS • DESIG • ITER • ET TERT can be seen on the reverse with the M starting at 9 o'clock.
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Next coin Another Eastern tetradrachm
Syria, Seleucid Empire, Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypon) Tetradrachm, 109-96 BCE Antioch Mint. Obv. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII right / Rev. Zeus Nikephoros seated left on high-backed throne, holding Nike on outstretched right hand and scepter in left, P/E/A to outer left, monogram below throne; BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ; all within laurel wreath. Selecuid Coins [SC] Pt. 2, 2309; Seleucid Coins Online [same] (see http://numismatics.org/sco/id/sc.1.2309); Hoover HGC 9, 1200; Newell SMA 405, SNG Israel 2554-55. 27 mm., 16.2 g. (Purchased from Frank S. Robinson.)
Next: another Seleucid tetradrachm.
My ID on this is from 1990 when I got the coin. Is it still considered valid?
Next: A Hellenistic Greek coin from one of the MINOR dynasties (not Seleucid, Macedonian, Ptolemaic)
Next: Another coin from Pergamon.
Mysia, Pergamon, ca. 133-27 B.C.
Greek Æ dichalkon, 16.4 mm, 3.74 g, 2 h.
Obv: Laureate head of Asklepios right.
Rev: AΣKΛHPIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, serpent-entwined staff.
Refs: BMC 154-157; SNG Cop 368 ff; SNG France 1828-48; SNG von Aulock 1373.
Mysia, Pergamum. Septimius Severus AE18. Obv: AVT KAI CEBHPOC, laureate head right.
Rev: ΠEPΓAMHNΩN B, Asklepios standing facing, head left, leaning on serpent entwined staff. SNG Cop 496; BMC 310
Mysia, Kyzikos. Circa 510-475 BC. AR Obol (0.79 gm, 9mm/13mm). Obv.: Forepart of boar l.; behind, tunny. Rev.: Head of lion l. in incuse square
Next: a fish but not a tunny
Not a tunny fish, a starfish on a heavy lump of bronze from Sicily:
Sicily, Syracuse, Struck under Dionysios I and Dionysios II, c 375-344 BC, Hoover Denomination AA
Obv: [ΣYPA] , head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet
Rev: Starfish (or sea star) between two swimming dolphins
Size: 29.5-31mm, 31.78g
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