Fun little Greek silver

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pavlos, May 20, 2019.

  1. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    I am always happy to have a little piece of Greek art for a good price. Even though it is out of my 'normal' collection area for Greek coins, it is a nice addition with a cool gorgoneion.

    Troas, Abydos. AR Obol (Circa 480-450 B.C.)
    ABY Eagle standing left; to right, kantharos/kylix.
    Reverse: Facing gorgoneion.
    Reference: SNG Copenhagen 4 var.; Weber 5258.
    Size: 11mm; 0.69g

    And along the way I got this interesting coin as well, both the obverse as the reverse attracted me. I like that the sphinx is quite 'complete'.

    Troas, Gergis. AE coin (Circa 400-241 B.C.)
    Laureate head of the sibyl Herophile facing slightly right.
    Reverse: ΓEP, Sphinx seated right.
    Reference: SNG Cop 338; SNG von Aulock 1515.
    Size: 12mm; 1.57g

    Please share your coins from Abydos and Gergis.

    Also, please share your favorite little Greek silver coin!
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  3. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Very nice lil coin pick-up, Pavlos!

    This little AR goat is one of my faves in my collection at the moment:
    Thraco Macedonian Tribes, Uncertain Tribe
    AR Obol, Struck 480-460 BC

    Obverse: Male goat kneeling right on groundline.
    Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
    References: HPM pl III, 22 var. (incuse), SNG ANS (Macedonia) 66 (Aigai), Sheedy Non-Parian group 3
    Size: 9mm, 0.8g
    Ex: Stack’s, July 16, 1997, Lot #179
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    They are fun, aren't they?
    AR Obol
    OBVERSE: Archaic head of Apollo left
    REVERSE: Ram'S head left within an incuse square
    Struck at Troas, Kebren Circa 450 BC
    .56g, 7mm
    Rosen 534; Traité pl. xxxix, 25, SNG Ashmolean 1086
    ex. Aegean Numismaics
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  5. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Tiny Greek coins are the best. I love them and I can't get enough of them. All these coins are sub-13mm. Most are well under 10mm.

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  6. Alegandron

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

    Nice Gorgon @Pavlos ...

    Here is a Winged Horse I captured from @Bing recently:

    Lampsakos MYSIA 399-200BCE 1.24g AE10mm Fem hd - Forepart winged horse symbol BMC Mysia p84 var-symbol

    And here is a little Greek Silver that I got in another Sale from @Bing:

    Thasos AR TriHemiObol Satyr running Kulix Amphora 411-350BCE 0.69g 12mm SNGCop 1030
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