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Phoenicia : Ancient Coins

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Auction 167
Ancient Coins Ancients and (30) Miletos, Ionia, One Twelfth late 6th Century BC, an imitative issue, d with traces of silver plating Obv: Head of Lion, Rev: Star Ornament within incuse square. Kyzikos,Mysia ( Minor) Hemi, Obv: Forepart of running boar with tunny facing upward behind, Rev: Head of roaring lion with K retrograde above, all within an incuse square. Kamarina, (413-405 BC) Onkia (Uncia) Obv: Head of Gorgon, Rev: Owl holding lizard, with KAM to left, a single pellet denoting the unit of currency. n Kingdom Philip II (359-336 BC) Ae18 Obv: Head of , right with hair bound with tania, Rev: Naked youth on horse, right, little lettering still visible. Macedonian Kingdom/ of Alexander (336-323 BC) Ae20 Uncertain Mint, Obv: Head of cles in lion-skin head-dress, Rev: AΛE≡ANANAP Bow and Quiver above with club below. Antigonid Kingdom Demetrios Poloirketes (294-288 BC) Ae14 uncertain mint, Obv: Head of Demetrios right wearing crested Helmet, Rev: Prow of galley with BA above. Antigonos Gonatas (277-239 BC) Head of Young Heracles clad in lions skin, Rev: Naked youth on horse right, BA in upper fields. Perseus (179-168 BC) Ae19 Head of Perseus wearing winged cap with raised sword to right, Rev: Eagle with wings open standing left on thunderbolt below. Thracis () Lysimachos (323-281 BC) Ae14Obv: Head of Heracles, right clad in lions skin, Rev: two-line inscription within corn wreath. Mesopotamia, , Asia Minor Seleukos I, Nikator (312-280 BC) Ae19 Obv: Winged Head of Med, Rev: Bull butting BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY and ≡ in field below. Antiochos II (261-246 BC) Ae12 Obv: Diademed Head right, Rev: Apollo seated naked on Omphalos, the sacred stone of Delphi, holding bow and arrow BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (partly off flan). Seleukos II, Kings, Kallinikos (246-226 BC) Ae17 Obv: Head of in crested Corinthian Helmet, Rev: Nike standing left holding palm EY in field to left. Antiochos IV, Epiphanes (175-164 BC) Ae Chalkos, Obv: Radiate head right, Rev: Tyche enthroned and holding Nike with bird at feet, inscription mostly off flan, Antiochos VI Serrate Obv: Head of Antiochos as Dionysus, right, radiate and wreathed with ivy, Rev: Elephant advancing left holding torch with his trunk ΣTA over star in right field EПIфANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY below. Antiochos VIII (121-96 BC) Ae19 Obv: Radiate Head right, Rev: Eagle standing left in background. Antiochos IX (113-95 BC) Ae19 Obv: Diademed head right, Rev: seated left holding Nike and sceptre AK below. Egypt - The Ptolemaic Kingdom I, Soter (305-283 BC) Ae27 Obv: Laureate Head of Zeus, Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt legend unclear. Ptolemy II, Philadelphos (285-246 BC) Ae28 Obv: Laureate Head of Zeus right, Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings open, AM in left field. Ptolemy V, Epiphanes (204-180 BC) Silver Di Obv: Draped Bust of Ptolemy right, as Dionysus diademed and wreathed in ivy, ornamented pole over shoulder, Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open. Ptolemy VI, Philometor and II (180-145 BC) Ae28 Obv: Head of Cleopatra I as Isis, Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open, monogram ПA to left of eagle. Kingdom of Syracuse - Sicily Heiron II (275-216 BC) Ae18 Obv: Head of , left, wearing tainia, Rev: Ornamented Trident Head between two dolphins dividing IEPΩ - NOS in lower field. Republic of Syracuse - Sicily (214-212 BC) Ae22 Obv: Laureate Head of Apollo, left, Rev: Castor and Pollux on horseback, right. Thessalian League, Thessaly, Central , 196-146 BC Ae20 Obv: Laureate head of Apollo, right Rev: Athene Itonia. Kingdom of Pontus - , and Asia Minor - Mithradates VI, Eupator 'The Great; (120-63 BC) Obverse: Head of Athena, right wearing triple-crested helmet ornamented with Pegasus, the winged horse, Rev: Pegasus standing, facing, holding harp (hooked sword) and head of the Gorgon Medusa, whose body lies at his feet. City Issue of the Republic - City of Leukas, Akarnania (West Coast of Greece) after 167 BC, Obv: Head of Young Heracles in lions skin, Club right, legend unclear. Tarsos Cilicia, after 164 BC, Ae16 Obv: Turretted head of Tyche, Rev: Sandan standing right, on winged and horned lion, carrying bow-case and sword. City of Tyre, (Lebano
£300

Auction 160
Ancient Coins Ar Tyre 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying crook and flail, Phoenician date numerals in r. field (GCV 5914v) VF well-centred
£100 London Coins : A160 : Lot 1915 : Greek Ar Shekel Tyre Phoenicia 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying croo... London Coins : A160 : Lot 1915 : Greek Ar Shekel Tyre Phoenicia 360-322BC Melquarth riding hippocamp on waves, Rev. Owl carrying croo...

Auction 153
Ancient Coins Ar . , Tyre. C, 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Dated CY 30 (97/6 BC). Obv; Laureate bust of Melkart right. Rev; Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond behind; to left, LΛ (date) above club; monogram to right, Phoenician bet between legs. DCA-Tyre 74; Rouvier 2013; BMC 116-7. Over cleaned. 13.75g. NVF/ Fine
£380 London Coins : A153 : Lot 2086 : Ar Shekel.  Phoenicia, Tyre. C, 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Dated CY 30 (97/6 BC).  Obv;  Laureate bust of Mel... London Coins : A153 : Lot 2086 : Ar Shekel.  Phoenicia, Tyre. C, 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. Dated CY 30 (97/6 BC).  Obv;  Laureate bust of Mel...

Auction 153
Ancient Coins Ancient Tyre Half 73-68BC Reverse Eagle facing left, LM in left field, Good Fine
£260 London Coins : A153 : Lot 1791 : Ancient Phoenicia Tyre Half Shekel 73-68BC Reverse Eagle facing left, LM in left field, Good Fine London Coins : A153 : Lot 1791 : Ancient Phoenicia Tyre Half Shekel 73-68BC Reverse Eagle facing left, LM in left field, Good Fine

Auction 148
Ancient Coins (2) One Twelfth , Tyre (c.400-360BC) Obverse Melqarth riding on Hippocamp., dolphin below, Reverse Owl Standing, head facing , cable border Sear 5913 Fine, One Eighth Shekel Sidon, Obverse War Galley with zigzag waves below, Reverse Bearded Deity about to slay lion Sear 5940 Fine
£140 London Coins : A148 : Lot 1417 : Phoenicia (2) Silver One Twelfth Shekel, Tyre (c.400-360BC) Obverse Melqarth riding on Hippocamp., d... London Coins : A148 : Lot 1417 : Phoenicia (2) Silver One Twelfth Shekel, Tyre (c.400-360BC) Obverse Melqarth riding on Hippocamp., d...

Auction 147
Ancient Coins (c.400-350BC) Sidon, Arados Obverse Bearded Head of deity right, Reverse galley on three lines of waves with lettering above, Sear 5971 VF toned
£175 London Coins : A147 : Lot 1794 : Phoenicia Silver Stater (c.400-350BC) Sidon, Arados Obverse Bearded Head of deity right, Reverse gal... London Coins : A147 : Lot 1794 : Phoenicia Silver Stater (c.400-350BC) Sidon, Arados Obverse Bearded Head of deity right, Reverse gal...

Auction 143
Ancient Coins Ancient Phonecia , struck at Tyre Obverse Head of Melqarth, Reverse Eagle standing n Year 27 VF
£180 London Coins : A143 : Lot 1387 : Ancient Phonecia Tetradrachm, struck at Tyre Obverse Head of Melqarth, Reverse Eagle standing Phoeni... London Coins : A143 : Lot 1387 : Ancient Phonecia Tetradrachm, struck at Tyre Obverse Head of Melqarth, Reverse Eagle standing Phoeni...

Auction 140
Ancient Coins A of (199) in (42) and (157) housed in a cabinet, The collector remarks: 'The Autonomous Coinage of Phoenicia, although firmly within the series, is remarkable for its maritime imagery and unique script, including several early dated series. The strategic location of Phoenicia (modern ) led to repeated incursions by Alexander and his successors, the Ptolemies and s, and ultimately by the s ; a turbulent history reflected in a further wealth of coin types'. Lot includes s (16) Aradus (2), of Alexander and obv. Tyche, Berytus (), Ake-Ptolemais (3), of II , Antiochus VIII, and Caracalla, Sidon (3) Ptolemy II, , and obv. Tyche, Tyre (7) Ptolemy II, Melquarth, (3), Caracalla, ; Dis (4) Byblos, Sidon, Tyre (2); a of Aradus and s of Tyre (2), with other silver (20) including two very rare fractions of Gebaal (Byblos) Lion/Lotus type. The copper represents the mints of Aradus, Berytus, Ake, Byblos, Carne, Marathus, Orthosia, Tripolis, 'uncertain mint', Sidon, Tyre, comprising a solid range of autonomous and Roman issues including rarities such as (Berytus), Diadumenian, Rev. Temple of , and Aquileia Severa, both of Tyre. Lot includes Books (3), in mixed grades many in VF a few better, the s in particular worthy of further study and further detailed research
£4,800

Auction 138
Ancient Coins Ancient (3) Di Late 5th Century BC Tyre Obverse Melqarth riding Hippocamp with bow, waves and dolphin below, Reverse Owl standing right, head facing, carrying crook and flail under left wing Sear 5911 Good Fine, Dracm 336-323BC Reverse enthroned holding eagle and and with right leg drawn back Fine, Argolis-Argos 465-430BC Obverse Wolf Reverse A with AP above Fine, holed
£140

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