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(BC 120-63) Mithradates VI - AV Stater4469 viewsMithradates VI, 120-63 BC. AV Stater (8.46g). Pergamon mint. Dated year 4 of Pergamene Era (86/85 BC); struck during the First Mithradatic War. Diademed head right, hair tousled and flowing freely / Stag grazing left; pellet below, star and crescent to left, D (date) to right, monogram in exergue; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Good VF, minor scrape in reverse field. Very rare.

Mithradates' career driven by megalomaniacal ambitions leading to murderous assaults upon family and followers and disastrous foreign adventures against superior forces. His idealized portraiture attempts to mimic the gods with its bold staring gaze and unruly, free-flowing hair. The wreath of ivy on the reverse reinforces Mithradates' link with the gods as well as making a connection with the cistaphoric coinage that formerly circulated in the Asian territory he conquered in his first war with Rome in 88 BC, which witnessed the horrific massacre of the Roman citizens of Asia Minor. The stag probably represents the civic center of Ephesos and the mintmark is of Pergamon, all part of the new Pontic kingdom, symbolized by the star and crescent.
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(BC 120-63) Mithradates VI - AV Stater1493 viewsca 120-63 BC. AV Stater (22mm, 8.45g, 12h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 12, year 223 BE (September 74 BC). Diademed head right / Stag grazing left; BAΣIΛEΩΣ above, MIΘPAΔATOY EYΠATOPOΣ in two lines below; to left, star-in-crescent above ΓKΣ (year); two monograms to right, IB (month) in exergue; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Near EF, a few light marks. Superb high relief portrait, boldly struck and beautifully centered on a broad flan. A unique example, the latest known stater from his reign.
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(BC 169-150) Laodike - AV Stater3439 viewsLaodike Epiphanes Philadelphos, wife of Mithradates IV of Pontos, 169-150 BC. AV Stater (8.49g). Diademed and veiled bust of Laodike left / ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΙΣ / ΛΑΟΔΙΚΙΣ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ / ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, banded double cornucopiae filled with fruit, six-rayed star above, monogram to right. Unique and unpublished. EF.

This important piece portraits the daughter of Mithradates III of Pontus as a young woman (she is depicted as a more mature woman on Tetradrachms). This Stater has a certain parallel to an also unique Stater of Mithradates IV (see SNG von Aulock 4), which shows the inauguration of the newly wedded brother and sister. The son of Laodike's older brother Pharnakes (successor of Mithradates III), Mithradates V, was too young to succeed his father to the throne. Because of this, Mithradates IV and Laodike, his sister and wife, took over Pontic government around 169 BC. Two more ladies come into question for the portraited woman: the wife of Mithradates V (daughter of Antiochos IV of Syria) and the daughter of Mithradates V of Pontos, who were also called Laodike.
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - AV Stater730 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 8.47g, 12h). Amisos mint. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing flat headdress, holding cornucopia in right hand, vine branch in left, from which a deer, standing right, feeds, on his left; MH monogram to inner right. Good VF, light scuff and edge mark on reverse. Unique. Adams coll.; ex Ley Coll. Lanz 70 (11/1994), lot 81; Tkalec & Rauch (4/1989), lot 105; Leu 22 (5/1979), lot 116; Kastner 4 (11/1973), lot 52.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/12 Stater1158 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/12 Stater - Obol (7mm, 0.63g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped scepter. EF. Rare. Karl Coll.; Ex Hirsch Auk. 177 (2/1993), lot 373.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/12 Stater611 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/12 Stater - Obol (8mm, 0.67g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and lotus-tipped scepter, ΠΙΞΟΔΑΡΟΥ to right. Pits and scratches, VF. Rare. Karl Coll.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/24 Stater684 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/24 Stater - Hemiobol (0.35g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Double axe (labrys), Π−Ι. VF. Very rare. Drewry Coll.
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(BC 340-334) Pixodaros - AV 1/24 Stater435 viewsPixodaros, Satrap, 340-334 BC. AV 1/24 Stater - Hemiobol (6mm, 0.36g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo left / Double axe (labrys), Π−Ι. Weak strike and pits on obv, VF. Rare. Karl Coll.; ex Hirsch Auk. 231 (11/2003), lot 365.
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(BC 545-520) Cyrus/Darios - AV Stater2834 viewsTime of Cyrus to Darios I, Kings of Lydia, ca 545-520 BC. AV Stater (15mm, 8.06g). Light standard, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Double incuse punch. EF.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater1237 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, Kings Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV 1/24 Stater (0.44g). Kroisid type, heavy series. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Double incuse square punch. Fine. Extremely rare.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV Stater1592 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, King Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV Stater (8.07g), light series, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. Good VF.
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(BC 560-525) Kroisos - AV Stater2057 viewsTime of Kroisos to Cambyses, King Of Lydia, ca 560-525 BC. AV Stater (8.03g), light series, Sardeis mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. EF.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/12 Stater1047 viewsKroisos, King Of Lydia, ca 561-546 BC. AV 1/12 Stater (0.6g, 6mm), light series, struck at Sardeis ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Incuse square punch. EF. Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 199, 504.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater827 viewsca 560-546 BC. AV 1/24 Stater (5mm, 0.44g). Heavy standard. Sardeis mint. Struck circa 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Incuse square punch. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV 1/24 Stater583 viewsKroisos, ca 560-546 BC. AV Twenty-Fourth Stater (5mm, 0.32g). Light standard. Sardes mint. Struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Incuse square punch. VF. Extremely rare denomination for light series.
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(BC 560-546) Kroisos - AV Stater1686 viewsKroisos, King Of Lydia, ca 561-546 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.03g). Sardeis mint, struck ca 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. EF, lustrous, some minor marks.
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Abydos (BC 470-450) AV Stater3440 viewsca 410 BC. AV Stater (8.58g). ABYΔ/HNON (the lower part of the legend retrograde), eagle standing left / Gorgoneion facing, within an incuse square. Light scrape on reverse edge at 5 o’clock. VF/gVF. Unique and of great importance. Ex ‘Kunstfreund’ Coll., Bank Leu AG & Münzen und Medaillen AG (Zurich, 5/1974), lot 161; ex Monnaies et Médailles SA, Auc. 53 (Basel, 11/1977), lot 92.

Abydos was a colony of Miletos, situated on the Hellespont, and was perhaps an early location of the minting of electrum staters in the sixth century B.C. The city had been part of the Athenian empire during the fifth century until it revolted in 411 B.C., becoming a Spartan ally. This incredible gold stater, the only known example, is of the highest numismatic importance.
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Ephesos (BC 88-86) AV Stater1338 viewsca 88-86 BC. AV Stater (8.45g, 12h). Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane; bow and quiver over shoulder / ΕΦΕ-ΣΙΩ[Ν], cult statue of Artemis Ephesia facing; bee in field to left. VF. Very rare. Ex Leu 22 (1979), 132; Numismatic Fine Arts 2 (1976), 209 and Kastner 4 (1973), 110.

Since 133 BC, Ephesos belonged to the Roman province of Asia and suffered from the shameless exploitation of the Roman tax collector. In 88 BC, the city revolted and went over to Mithridates VI of Pontos, who, in the so-called Asiatic Vespers, massacred thousands of Roman citizens. To pay his mercenaries, Mithradates struck large quantities of gold staters of traditional Ephesian types, but few specimens exist today.
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV 1/6 Stater - Herodoros192 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV 1/4 Siglos (1.43g, 10mm). Herodoros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / HPO / ΔΩΡΟΣ, prow left. gVF. Extremely rare denomination.
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV Stater - Proxenos892 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV Stater (8.60g, 12h). Proxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow of galley left, decorated with star; above, club right; to left, eagle standing left; ΠPOΞENO[Σ] below. Good VF, some die rust, obverse a little off center. Extremely rare. This magistrate is only known on two examples of Kios staters, both in museums (Paris and Berlin).
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Kios (BC 350-300) AV Stater - Proxenos696 viewsca 350-300 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.53g, 1h). Proxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Prow of galley left, decorated with star; above, club right; to left, eagle standing left; ΠPOΞENOΣ below. VF. Well centered. Very rare.
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Kition (BC 361-312) AV 1/2 Stater - Pumiathon856 viewsPumiathon, King of Kition, ca 361-312 BC. AV Hemistater (4.15g). Herakles advancing right, club in right hand, bow in left hand draped with lion's skin; ankh symbol to right / Lion attacking stag, in Cypriot 'mlk pmjtn' above; to right, date IIII− (= Year 14). EF. Very rare. Ex Berry and P.A. Coll.; Münzen und Medaillen AG 586 (1995), 19; Numismatic Fine Arts (1987), 228 and Hess-Divo AG 307 (2007), 1294.
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Kition (BC 361-312) AV 1/2 Stater - Pumiathon636 viewsPumiathon, ca 362-312 BC. AV Hemistater (12mm, 4.11g, 6h). Dated RY 8 (355/4 BC). Herakles advancing right, holding club, bow, and arrow, lion skin draped over arm; ankh to right / Lion right, biting into the back of a stag recumbent right; ‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ (8 = date) to right. Near VF, a little off center, typical compact flan. Rare, and the only example with the year 8 date fully visible.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Aktaion1465 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.45g). Head of Aktaion left, with stag's horn / Forepart of Pegasos right. Mint state.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Artabazos3659 viewsArtabazos, Satrap of Daskylion. ca 356 BC. AV Stater (8.45g). Head of Artabazos left, wearing a Persian tiara tied with a diadem / Forepart of Pegasos right. Good VF, light roughness on the obverse. Very rare, only six recorded examples, four of which are in museum collections. Ex Leu 30 (4/1982), lot 167; Von Aulock Collection, 7395; Monnaies et Medailles XIX (6/1959), lot 475; Muenzen und Medaillen XIII (6/1954), lot 1159.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Artabazos2210 viewsArtabazos, Satrap of Daskylion, ca 356 BC. AV Stater (8.46g, 3h). Head of Artabazos left, wearing a Persian tiara tied with a diadem / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. Good VF, a few light scratches. Extremely rare, only six examples recorded, four of which are in museum collections.

Traditionally, this stater has been assigned to the satrap Orontes, based on the similarity of its reverse to silver and bronze coins believed to have been struck by him at Lampsakos. Although Orontes did control portions of Mysia, he was in fact subordinate to his kinsman Artabazos who was the true satrap of the entire region of Daskylion, which encompassed Lampsakos at the time this coin was struck. When both Orontes and Artabazos rebelled against the Persian king Artaxerxes III in 357 BC, Artabazos secured Lampsakos through the agency of the hired Athenian mercenary, Chares. When Chares accomplished his mission, Artabazos richly rewarded him in coin, the likely occasion for striking this issue.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Athena911 viewsca 400-370 BC. AV Stater (8.40g). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, wearing crested Attic helmet with cheek pieces turned up and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos to right. About EF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Athena971 viewsCa. 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.44g). Head of Athena three-quarters right in triple-crested helmet with raised ear flaps, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace / Forepart of winged horse monster right. Very rare. EF. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (3/2002), lot 1243.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Athena837 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (16mm, 8.42g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Forepart of Pegasus right, Λ below. Extremely rare. Two very minor nicks (one on obverse and one on reverse) and some abrasion on edge, otherwise aEF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Demeter1887 viewsca 370 BC. AV Stater (8.35g), Persic standard. Half length figure of Demeter, wearing girdled chiton and himation, rising left from earth, holding three ears of grain; behind left shoulder, two ears of grain and vine bearing two bunches of grapes / Forepart of winged horse right with curved wing. Good VF. Extremely rare, only two known specimens, this being the only one in private hands. Ex Gillet Coll.; Weber Coll., 5096.

Following the example and standard of the Persic daric, Lampsakos was the first Greek city to make regular issues of gold coinage which enjoyed an international circulation from Sicily to the Black Sea. As at Kyzikos, the quality of engraving was very high, and types changed frequently: about forty types were produced in a period of about sixty years, one of the most interesting of which is the highly original rendering of Demeter Chthonia rising from the ground. Chthonic deities were those whose powers came from the earth. An important aspect of Demeter celebrated in the Eleusinian Mysteries was that she was venerated as an earth-goddess who symbolised the annual cycle of death and rebirth in nature, especially the grain harvest.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - female690 viewsca 330 BC. AV Stater (8.40g). Female head (Aphrodite?) left, wearing laurel of lotus flowers, hair caught up in saccos behind / Forepart of Pegasos right within very shallow incuse square.
Very rare. gVF. Ex Leu 42 (1987), 286 and NAC 27 (2004), 178. From the Waddington and Gillet collections and the duplicates of the Bibiothèque Nationale de France.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - female651 viewsca 400-370 BC. AV Stater (8.41g). Female head left, wearing sphendone in hair, wreath of lotus blossoms and ear pendant / Forepart of Pegasos right. EF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - female634 viewsCirca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.39g, 11h). Head of female left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos flying right within shallow incuse square. Good VF, underlying luster. Struck from artistic dies. Extremely rare, one of only three known, the other two in museum collections (the BN and BM). Both the BN and BM specimens are struck from the same die pair. The present coin adds a new reverse die to the corpus.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Hekate998 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.38g, 17mm). Laureate head of Hekate left, wearing earring, korumbos in hair / Forepart of Pegasos flying right. Rare. Double strike on obv., aEF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Hermes1096 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.39g). Head of Hermes left, wearing large brimmed causia / Forepart of Pegasus right within incuse square. Extremely rare. EF.

For the better part of 4th century BC, Lampsakos issued gold staters with forepart of Pegasus with a variety of obverse types. Few Greek cities were issuing gold at this time, and that Lampsakos was able to start such a project and maintain it for five or six decades, speaks volumes of its wealth and importance. Lampsakos had issued an important group of electrum staters in earlier times. Its gold staters apparently enjoyed wide distribution. Baldwin documented 41 issues of Lampsakene staters in her 1924 study, which is still the standard work. Of these, 8 bore figural types and 32 bore portraits, revealing a preference for the latter category. The chief difficulty Baldwin encountered in ordering the series was the surprising lack of die links between issues; in fact only once was a reverse die carried over from one issue to another, making a global die study impossible. For die studies within each issue, she located 5 examples of Hermes staters that were struck with 5 obverse and 4 reverse dies.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Hermes1040 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.41g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos / Forepart of Pegasus right within incuse square. EF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Kabeiros959 viewsca 340 BC. AV Stater (8.47g, 7h). Head of bearded Kabeiros left, wearing laureate pilos / Forepart of Pegasos right. Extremely rare, one of only five known specimens, of which three are in museums. With an obverse of beautiful late classical style, struck in high relief and attractively toned. Reverse struck from the usual worn die, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collections of C. Gillet, Bank Leu & Muenzen und Medaillen (Kunstfreund), 28 May 1974, 218, R. Jameson and Sir H. Weber, who purchased it from Alischan in Constantinople in 1889.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Kabeiros795 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.38g). Head of bearded Kabeiros left, wearing laureate pilos / Forepart of Pegasos right. VF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - maenad932 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.38g, 3h). Head of a Maenad left, hair flying, wearing ivy wreath, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. Good VF, a few minor marks.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - maenad624 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.36g, 17mm, 12h). Head of female left, wearing ivy wreath, single-pendant earring and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos flying right within shallow incuse square. Near EF, test cut on edge. Good style and sharp details. Ex Gorny & Mosch 151 (10/2006), lot 174.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - maenad463 viewsca 350-330 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.43g). Ivy-wreathed head of Maenad left, wearing ivy wreath, single-pendant earring and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right within shallow incuse square. Very rare. aEF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Nike466 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.43g). Laureate head of Nike left, wing attached to neck / Forepart of winged horse monster right. Somewhat softly struck on obverse. Extremely fine.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - satyr511 viewsafter 380 BC. AV Stater (8.34g, 16mm, 9h). Head of a young satyr with ivy wreath right / front part of Pegasos right within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - satyr588 viewsca 360-340 BC. AV Stater (8.42g). Head of female (!) satyr with pointed ear and flowing hair facing left, wearing ivy wreath, ear pendant and necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right. Highly unusual and extremely beautiful. Less than five recorded specimens. Good EF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Zeus1049 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.56g, 4h). Laureate head of Zeus left; lotus flower behind / Forepart of Pegasos right in shallow incuse. Good VF. Rare.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Zeus1117 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.51g). Laureate head of Zeus right, lotus flower behind at base of neck / Forepart right of curl-winged Pegasos in shallow incuse. Rare and of the best style! About Extremely Fine/ Choice Very Fine.
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Marion (BC 330-312) AV Obol - Stasoikos II875 viewsStasoikos II, King of Marion, 330-312 BC. AV 1/12th Stater (0.85g). Head of Zeus left / head of Aphrodite right.
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Marion (BC 330-312) AV Triobol - Stasoikos685 viewsStasoikos II, King of Marion, 330-312 BC. AV Triobol (2.02g). Head of Zeus left / Head of Aphrodite right, M[A] behind. VF. Very rare.
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Miletos (BC 600-550) EL 1/6 Stater324 viewsLydia (?), uncertain mint, mid 6th century BC. AV (or EL) Hekte (2.34g). Forepart of lion left / Bipartite rectangular punch with floral pattern. Apparently unique. An issue of great importance and fascination, about extremely fine. Ex Leu 50 (1990), 165 and CNG 26 (1993), 98.
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Pergamon (BC 19-18) Aureus - Augustus8359 viewsAugustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AV Aureus (8.03g). Pergamum mint, struck 19-18 BC. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / Sphinx, with wings raised, seated left. Very rare and unusually well-preserved for this issue. Minor marks on obverse and a light scratch on reverse, otherwise EF. Ex CNG 36 (1995), lot 2343.
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Pergamon (BC 335-330) Stater593 viewsMid-late 330s BC. AV Stater (8.60g, 17mm, 1h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Archaistic Palladion: statue of Pallas Athena standing facing, holding spear aloft in right hand, preparing to strike, on left arm, a shield adorned with a four-point star and fillet hanging below; to lower left, a crested Corinthian helmet right; all within concave circular incuse. Superb EF, fully lustrous.
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Persian Kings (BC 420-375) Daric819 viewsca 420-375 BC. AV Daric (8.35g). Great King of Persia running right, wearing kidaris, holding bow in his left hand, spear with his right hand / Rectangular incuse. Insignificant knock on edge. Almost extremely fine.
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Persian Kings (BC 420-375) Daric1384 viewsAchaemenid Persia, ca 450-330 BC. AV Daric (8.30g). Great King running right, holding transverse spear in right hand and bow in left / Irregular rectangular incuse. Extremely fine. Displayed at Cincinnati Art Museum, 1994-2008, no. 69 (obverse illustrated in guide). Acquired from Harlan J. Berk, May 1995.
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Persian Kings (BC 530) AV Stater1067 viewsStruck in Sardeis, ca 530 BC. Light AV Stater (8.04g). Confronted foreparts of lion (on left) and bull (on right), each with stretched foreleg / Two incuse squares of different sizes. Rare. Extremely fine. Struck under Achaemenid rule.
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) AV 1/4 Stater806 viewsca 125-88 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (12mm, 2.10g, 12h). Diogne(tos), magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to right; ΔIOΓNH above, P-O flanking, crested helmet to lower left. Near EF, tiny die break on obverse, slight die shift on reverse, slight wave in flan. Well centered obverse. Very rare. Ex Gorny & Mosch 190 (10/2010), lot 285.
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Salamis (BC 331-310) AV Stater - Nikokreon851 viewsNikokreon, ca 331-311/10 BC. AV Stater (8.29g). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown, NI behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. EF. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) AV Stater - Pnytagoras639 viewsPnytagoras, King of Salamis, ca 351/0-332/1 BC. AV Stater (8.31g, 12h). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown; ΠN behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. EF, scratch in field on obverse. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 351-332) AV Stater - Pnytagoras434 viewsPnytagoras, ca 351-332 BC. AV Stater (8.26g, 10h). Persic standard. Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair rolled above forehead and falling in long wavy strands to front and back of shoulder, wearing beaded necklace, triple-drop earring, and turreted crown, ΠN behind / Draped bust of Aphrodite left, hair in tight ringlets falling before ear and down back of neck, wearing torque (open end at front of her neck), beaded hoop earring, fillet, and crown decorated with semicircular plates; BA behind. VF, underlying luster, a few minor field marks. Very rare.
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Salamis (BC 361-351) AV Stater - Evagoras II1122 viewsEvagoras II, King of Salamis, 361-351 BC. AV Stater (8.21g). Persic standard. Lion standing left on ground line, eagle perched left on its back, wings closed, looking back / Archer standing right, quiver on shoulder, holding notched arrow and about to draw bow, ΕΥΑ to left. Near EF, a few minor marks, well centered. Unique and unpublished.

A total of five gold staters of Evagoras II were previously known, of three different varieties. The reverse of the present piece is a previously unknown design for Evagoras, an archer about to draw his bow, instead of the bust of Aphrodite.
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Salamis (BC 373-361) AV 1/12 Stater - Nikokles464 viewsNikokles, King of Salamis, 373-361 BC. AV 1/12th Stater (0.68g). Head of Aphrodite left / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet. aEF.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/10 Stater - Evagoras I1077 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374/3 BC. AV Tenth Stater (0.74g, 1h). Persic standard. Bearded head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / Forepart of goat kneeling right on club. Good VF.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/10 Stater - Evagoras I617 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/10th Stater (8mm, 0.70g). Bearded head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / Forepart of goat kneeling right. VF. Rare.
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Salamis (BC 411-373) AV 1/4 Stater - Evagoras I311 viewsEvagoras I, King of Salamis, 411-374 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (2.01g). "U­va­ko­ro" in Cypriot characters, youthful head of Herakles wearing lion’s skin headdress, facing three­-quarters left/ "Pa­si­le­wo­se" in Cypriot characters, goat lying right. Apparently only the second specimen known. Good extremely fine.
 
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