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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 9 - Prokles784 viewsProkles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna, ca 400 BC. AE9 (1.0g). Head of Apollo left / [TEY], head of satrap right, wearing kyrbasia; monogram to right. Very rare. gVF.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 9 - Prokles261 viewsProkles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna, ca 400 BC. AE9 (1.1g). Head of Apollo left / T[EY], head of satrap right, wearing kyrbasia; [monogram to right]. Very rare. aVF.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 10 - Prokles261 viewsca 400 BC. AE10 (0.92g). Prokles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna. Head of Apollo left / Head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk, TEY behind, monogram to right. VF.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 10 - Prokles97 viewsca 400 BC. Prokles (Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna. AE10 (1.00g). Head of Apollo left, wearing taenia / TEY, head of satrap right, wearing bashlyk, monogram to right. VF. Rare.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 11 - Prokles515 viewsca 399 BC, rule of Prokles I (Gongylos), dynast. AE11 (0.97g) Laureate head of Apollo left / Beardless head of young male right, wearing Persian tiara (headdress - also known as kyrbasia or bashlyk), ΤΕΥ to left. Black patina, VF. Very rare.

Prokles was the brother of Eurysthenes, who ruled Pergamon around the same time.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) Drachm - Prokles48 viewsca 400-399 BC. AR Drachm (3.25g, 13mm, 5h). Prokles, Satrap of Teuthrania and Halisarna. Head of Apollo left / Head of Prokles right, wearing Persian headdress; tamgha (of Prokles?) below chin. VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, the third known.

According to Xenophon (Hell. 3.1.6), the cities of Teuthrania and Halisarna were ruled by the brothers Eurysthenes and Prokles as a hereditary territory that had been awarded to their ancestor, the exiled king of Sparta, Demaratos the Lakedaimon, by Xerxes for accompanying the Great King on his Greek expedition (see Hdt. Book 7 for the relationship between the two). The hereditary rule of Teuthrania and Halisarna by the direct descendants of Demaratos, among whom were Eurystenes and Prokles – namesakes of the twin ancestral establishers of the Spartan royal line, suggests that these rulers were not satraps, but local dynasts (for a bibliography of the discussion on the differentiation between satraps and dynasts, see O. Mørkholm, “Pergamene Coins in Copenhagen,” in Studies Mildenberg, p. 182, note 2). Thus, this is one of the earliest depictions of a Greek ruler on a coin.
   
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