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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 9 - Tissaphernes509 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE9 (0.94g). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣ-ΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. gVF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE - Tissaphernes848 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE (0.96g). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. Dark green patina, EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE - Tissaphernes427 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE (1.03g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / TIΣΣA, satrap galloping on horse right, wearing Persian outfit, spear in right hand. Good VF, black patina. Exceptional for issue.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes657 viewsTissaphernes, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 - Chalkous (1.83g). Bare head right; TIΣΣ[A] below neck / Cult statue of Artemis Astyra, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Near EF, dark brown patina.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes546 viewsTissaphernes, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 - Chalkous (1.98g). Bare head right; TIΣΣA below neck / Cult statue of Artemis Astyra, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Near EF, dark brown patina.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 11 - Tissaphernes222 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE11 (1.72g). Astyra? Head of Athena right / ΤΙ[ΣΣΑ-ΦΗΡΝΟΥ], Head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?). VF. Rare.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes531 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 (1.29g, 2h). Bearded head of Satrap right / Cult statue of Artemis Astyrene facing, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Black-brown patina, about EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes432 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap of Mysia, ca 400-395 BC. AE12. Bearded head of Satrap right, TIΣΣA below / Cult statue of Artemis Astyrene facing, ΑΣΤΥΡΗ to left, club to right. Dark patina, about EF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes224 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (1.24g). Astyra? Head of Athena right / ΤΙΣΣΑ-ΦΗ, Head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?). aVF.
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Astyra (BC 400-395) AE 12 - Tissaphernes 235 viewsTissaphernes, Satrap, ca 400-395 BC. AE12 - Chalkous (0.98g). Astyra. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΤΙΣΣΑ-ΦΗ, bearded head of Dionysos (or Tissaphernes?) right. aVF.
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Klazomenai (BC 387/6) AE 12388 views4th century BC. AE12 (1.73g, 12h). Head of uncertain satrap right / Tripod; [K?]ΛA downward to right. Unpublished? VF, black patina.

The attribution is uncertain. Clearly from western Asia Minor, other city names could accord with the portion of the ethnic visible on the coin, but the small trace of the initial letter that is struck up seems to best match a “K”.
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Hemidrachm - Pharnabazos34 viewsca 398-396/5 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.75g, 6mm). Head of Pharnabazos right, wearing Phrygian cap / Prow of galley left; two dolphins swimming around; below, tunny left. Extremely rare denomination. Good fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 398-395) Tetradrachm - Pharnabazos1191 viewsPharnabazos, Persian Satrap and military commander, ca 398-396/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.67g, 2h). ΦAR-N-[A]-BA, head of Pharnabazos right, weaing satrapal cap tied below his chin, and diadem / Ornate ship’s prow left, decorated with a griffin and prophylactic eye; before and aft, two dolphins downward; below, tunny left. Good VF, toned, slightly granular surface. Very rare, Maffre located thirteen extant examples, eight of which are in museum collections. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 69 (11/1994), lot 276a.

Struck during the period of warfare between Spartans and Persians, this issue commenced after Pharnabazos received the responsibility for the management of the Achaemenid navy in 398 BC, and ended with the temporary closure of the mint in 396 BC due to the Spartan presence in the area. Maffre's die study suggests that, although only 13 examples are known today, the coinage was quite massive and instrumental in facilitating Pharnabazos' naval success that culminated in the Battle of Knidos.
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Teuthrania (BC 400) AE 9 - Prokles775 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 - Prokles254 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 - Prokles252 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 11 - Prokles509 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 - Prokles33 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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