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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm847 viewsAriobarzanes III, Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (4.18g). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜ, Athena holding Nike standing left, monogram to right, star and crescent to left. About EF.
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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm600 viewsAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.80g). Dated RY 9 (43 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; star in crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date) in exergue. VF.
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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm545 viewsAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.55g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (41 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to left, star above crescent; monogram to right. Good VF, lightly toned. N. Frank Coll.; ex CNG 55 (9/2000), lot 645.

Ariobarzanes was a grandson of Mithradates VI of Pontos and adopted the Pontic royal symbol of the star above crescent for his coins.
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(BC 63-52) Ariobarzanes II - Drachm718 viewsAriobarzanes II Philopator, 63-52 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.80g, 12h). Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka). Dated RY 8 (55 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; H (date) in exergue. Good VF, iridescent toning. Rare in this condition.

Coins of Ariobarzanes II are rare in the Cappadocian series, and are typically found poorly struck or struck on poor metal. The engraving also usually appears to have been done in haste, perhaps reflecting his issues were struck in a time of expediency. His father’s coinage (Ariobarzanes I) was plentiful, and are the most common Cappadocian coins found today. It is possible that so much was in circulation during his son’s reign that Ariobarzanes II’s issues were relatively small.
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(BC 94-74) Nikomedes IV - Tetradrachm1146 viewsNikomedes IV, 94-74 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.87g), dated year 214 (= 85/84 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left with scepter, crowing name of king, in field, eagle on thunderbolt. gVF.
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(BC 94-74) Nikomedes IV - Tetradrachm638 viewsNikomedes IV, ca 94-74 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64g), dated BE 223 (75/4 BC). Diademed head of Nikomedes right / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; eagle on thunderbolt above monogram and ΓΚΣ (date) to left. Good VF, toned, spots of die rust on obverse. Drewry Coll.; ex Frank Kovacs Sale XII (11/1995), lot 81.
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(BC 94-74) Nikomedes IV - Tetradrachm737 viewsNikomedes IV, ca 94-74 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.37g, 12h), dated BE 208 (90/89 BC). Diademed head of Nikomedes right / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; eagle on thunderbolt above monogram and HΣ (date) to left. Good VF,
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm927 viewsAriobarzanes I, Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (4.05g, 12h), dated year 2 (95/94 BC). Diadememed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield and spear, Θ - Ε flanking her, Β (date) in exergue. High relief, lightly toned, EF. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auc. 33 (5/1983, Zurich), lot 408.
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm705 viewsAriobarzanes I Philoromaios, ca 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.09g), dated RY 2 (94/3 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; T-Λ across field, B (date) in exergue. VF, iridescent toning, light scratch. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm653 viewsAriobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.19g, 1h). Dated RY 14 (83/2 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and round shield, both set on ground; monogram to inner left, EP to inner right; IΔ (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm701 views(4.06g, 12h). Dated Year 4 (98/97 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing half-left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; Δ (date) in exergue. Lightly toned, EF. Ex Sternberg Auc. 17 (5/1986, Zurich), lot 182.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm591 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.07g), dated RY 4 (97/6 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, D (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm520 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.01g), dated RY 5 (96/5 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, E (date) in exergue. Good VF, lightly toned. Excellent style for issue. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm475 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.05g), dated RY 5 (96/5 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, E (date) in exergue. VF, lightly toned, light scratches. Strickhausen Coll.; Ex CNG XXVII (9/1993), lot 698; Brauer Coll., Numismatic Fine Arts (10/1988), lot 368.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm632 viewsAriarathes IX, Eusebes Philopator, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.24g). Dated Year 2 (100/99 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, B (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, small area of flatness on the obverse. Very rare. Drewry Coll.; ex CNG 54 (6/2000), lot 760.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm618 viewsAriarathes IX, Eusebes Philopator, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.21g, 1h). Mint A (Eusebia-Mazaka [Caesarea]). Dated RY 2 (100/99 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing half-left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; B (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned. Drewry Coll. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXV (11/1990), lot 182; von Aulock Collection, 6300; Abruzzi 1954 Hoard (IGCH 2056).
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm995 viewsAriarathes IX, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.62g). Year 213 (85/84 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ above, ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star and crescent to left, monogram to right; all within a border of cable and grape leaves. EF. Rare, only 14 specimens of 2 die combinations listed by De Callatay, 7 of which are in permanent museum collections.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm591 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 9 (108/7 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; OM monogram to left, Λ to right, Θ (date) in exergue. Good VF.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm457 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 8 (109/8 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; monogram to left, H (date) in exergue. VF.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm567 viewsAriarathes VII Philometor, ca 112/0-100 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.24g), dated RY 8 (108/7 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; O/M monogram - Λ across field, H (date) in exergue. VF, toned, light scratches. Strickhausen Coll.; Ex CNG 37 (3/1996), lot 598; Ambassador Eric von Post Collection.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm801 viewsAriarathes VII Philometoros, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.58g), struck ca 116 BC in Eusebeia Tyana. Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding spear in left hand, which rests on round shield adorned with gorgoneion; on her right hand, Nike crowns the epithet Philometor with wreath; O - Λ; all within olive wreath. Extremely rare. Extremely fine.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm788 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44g), Eusebeia-Tyana mint. Diademed head of Antiochos VII of Syria right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; monograms in outer left field, O-Λ across field; all within wreath. EF. Unique.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm757 viewsAriarathes VII Philometoros, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.47g), Eusebeia Tyana mint. Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding spear in left hand, which rests on round shield adorned with gorgoneion; on her right hand, Nike crowns the epithet Philometor with wreath; O - Λ; all within olive wreath. Extremely rare. Toned, EF.
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(BC 120-63) Mithdradates VI - Tetradrachm2001 viewsMithradates VI, 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.31g, 12h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 11 of 202 BE (August 95 BC). Diademed head right, hair neatly tucked under diadem / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, stag grazing left; star and crescent to left, BΣ (year) and monogram to right, IA (month) in exergue; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Good VF, toned, slight die shift on obverse.
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(BC 128-94) Nikomedes III - Tetradrachm583 viewsca 128-92 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.02g), dated year 204 of Bithynian era (= 94/93 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ, Zeus standing left, wreath in right hand, staff in left; eagle and mongram to left, ΔΣ (date) below. Slight spotting, EF. Ex MuM 88 (1999), lot 212; Ex Deppert Liste 2 (9/1959), lot 64.
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(BC 128-94) Nikomedes III - Tetradrachm640 viewsNikomedes III, 128-94 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.83g, 12h), dated 177 BE (121/0 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ, Zeus standing left, holding wreath in right hand, lotus tipped sceptre in left; to inner left, eagle on thunderbolt above monogram and ZOP (date). Good VF, lightly toned, broad flan. Rare variety, only one specimen cited by De Callatay. Cohen Coll.; ex New York Sale V (1/2003), lot 136.
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(BC 128-94) Nikomedes III - Tetradrachm588 viewsNikomedes III, 128-94 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.14g, 32mm). Dated CY 203 (95/94 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; eagle on thunderbolt above monogram and date to left. Nice VF, small flan flaw behind head.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI - Drachm855 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes, ca 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (4.08g, 12h), uncertain mint. Draped bust right, wearing tiara adorned with two (Pontic) stars / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟ[ΡΟΣ] (APIAPA inverted), Athena seated left, holding laurel wreath in extended right hand, left arm resting on shield set on ground, spear behind; at feet, dog(?) standing left, head right. VF, toned, porous, scuff in field on obverse causing slight wave in flan. Extremely rare, perhaps the third known.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI - Drachm628 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, ca 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.18g, 12h). Mint C (Komana?). Diademed head right, wearing short beard / Athena standing left, holding wreath and palm; monograms to inner left and outer right, I in exergue. VF, lightly toned, a few light marks on obverse. Unpublished with bearded portrait.

The standard depiction is of Athena Nikephoros, but here she holds a wreath and palm rather than Nike and spear. The Cappadocian warrior-goddess Enyo-Ma was their local version of Athena, and Mørkholm thought this rendition of Athena may have been more closely based on the standard depiction of this local goddess, whose temple was at Komana. This unusual depiction only occurred on Mørkholm's issues 3 and 4 at mint C, and he was uncertain of the underlying reason for its appearance. Mint C was apparently established during the reign of Ariarathes VI, most likely due to uncertain military necessities. Although the location of the mint at Komana is not certain, issues of this mint have a metrological affinity with those of mint A (Eusebia-Mazaka [Caesarea]), suggesting a location proximate to the latter.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI Epiphanes - Drachm525 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes, 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.19g, 12h). Mint C (Comana?). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to outer left, IΓ in exergue. Good VF, scratches on obverse.



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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Drachm580 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes Philopator, 130-116 BC. AR Drachm (4.12g), Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 4 (126/125 BC). Head with band right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Athena left, holding spear and shield in left hand, Nike in right; monogram to left, A to right, Δ (date) in exergue. EF.
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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Obol723 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes, 130-116 BC. AR Obol (0.88g), Mazaka/Eusebeia mint. Bust right, wearing Tiara / Ram left, head turned back; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ. Lighly toned, VF. Very rare.
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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Obol321 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes, 130-116 BC. AR Obol (0.73g). Bust right, wearing tiara / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, ram galloping left, head turned back. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 133-130) Eumenes III - Cistophoric Tetradrachm1060 viewsEumenes III (Aristonikos), pretender to the throne of Pergamon, 133-130 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.47g), struck in Lydia, Thyateia, dated year 2 (of his revolt=132/1 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; thunderbolt above, [Θ]ΥΑ, to left; male head (Dionysos?) to right; within coils of serpents, BA-EY and B (date). VF, toned, reverse slightly double-struck. Very rare.

When the Pergamene king Attalos II died in 134 BC, he bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans. Because the Romans were slow in securing their claim, Aristonikos, son of the earlier Pergamene king Eumenes II, filled the power vacuum, claiming the throne and taking the dynastic name Eumenes. Although unable to capture Pergamon, his revolt lasted four years, until he was defeated and captured by the Romans under the consul M. Perperna. After his surrender, he was paraded through Rome and executed.
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(BC 133-130) Eumenes III - Cistophoric Tetradrachm430 viewsAristonikos as Eumenes III, 133-130 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (30mm, 11.94g, 11h), dated year 3 (132/131 BC). Mobile mint, struck in Lydia, Apollonis. Cista mystica with open lid, snake crawling out to left, all in ivy wreath / ΒΑ-ΕΥ /Γ/ ΑΠ-ΟΛ, Two snakes around bow case decorated with aphlaston, thunderbolt above; in left field, head of Zeus (?) left, in right, head of Dionysos (?) right. Corroded, VF. Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auk. 113 (10/2001), 5250.
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(BC 133-130) Eumenes III - Cistophoric Tetradrachm432 viewsAristonikos as Eumenes III, 133-130 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (26mm, 12.11g, 12h), dated year 4 (131/130 BC). Mobile mint, struck in Lydia, Apollonis. Cista mystica with open lid, snake crawling out to left, all in ivy wreath / ΒΑ-ΕΥ /Δ/ ΑΠ-ΟΛ, Two snakes around bow case decorated with aphlaston, thunderbolt above; in left field, head of Zeus (?) left, in right, head of Dionysos (?) right. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 149-128) Nikomedes II - Tetradrachm592 viewsNikomedes II, 149-128 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.16g), dated year 86 of Bithynian Era (= 113/112 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ, Zeus standing left, crowing king's name; in field, eagle on thunderbolt, monogram and ΣΠΡ (date) below. Toned, gVF/VF.
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(BC 149-128) Nikomedes II - Tetradrachm513 viewsNikomedes II, 149-128 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.68g). Diademed head of Nikomedes right / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and sceptre; eagle on thunderbolt and monogram to left. Good VF, broad flan, a few field nicks. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex CNG 43 (9/1997), lot 492.
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(BC 149-128) Nikomedes II - Tetradrachm634 viewsNikomedes II, 149-128 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.13g), dated year 167 BE (132/131 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing, holding wreath and sceptre; eagle on thunderbolt, monogram and date before. Toned, good VF.
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(BC 160-139) Attalos II - Tetradrachm658 viewsAttalos II (Philadelphos), 160-139 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.77g), after 150 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena sitting left on throne; monogram and torch to left, bow to right. Fine toning, partial corrosion, aEF.
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(BC 160-139) Attalos II - Tetradrachm486 viewsAttalos II (Philadelphos), 160-139 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.50g), after 150 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena sitting left on throne; AP and stylus to left, bow to right. aEF.
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(BC 160-156) Orophernes - Tetradrachm853 viewsOrophernes, ca 160-156 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.82g). Diademed head of Orophernes right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΟΡΟΦΕΡΝΟΥ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, Nike standing left, crowning royal name with right hand and holding palm branch in left, in inner left field owl standing three-quarters left on altar above ΜΗΧΡ monogram. Among the greatest rarities of the Hellenistic portraiture. Slight "ghosting" on obverse, lightly toned, aEF.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm800 viewsAriarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (4.16g, 12h). Year 29 (134/33 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ, ΘΚ (date) in exergue. Lightly toned, EF. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auc 16 (10/1984), lot 282.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm453 viewsAriarathes V, Eusebes, Philopator. 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (3.93g). Diademed head right / Athena left with spear and shield holding figure of Nike, T in left field. Interesting and rare barbaric style. Very fine.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm556 viewsAriarathes V Eusebes Philopator, ca 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.33g, 12h). Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monograms to inner left and outer right, ΓΛ in exergue. Good VF, lightly toned.

The attribution of much of the middle Cappadocian series has long been the subject of debate, primarily between B. Simonetta and O. Morkholm. Morkholm's attribtions appear to be more firmly grounded, particularly in hoard studies, and thus his conclusions that the earliest silver drachms are those of Ariarathes V and that the exergual letters on this series are not regnal dates are likely correct. As such, the latest studies and SNGs have attributed this portion of the series following his conclusions.
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - Tetradrachm566 viewsPrusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91g, 1h). Diademed and winged head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus Stephanophoros standing left; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt above monogram. Near EF. Exceptional Hellenistic portrait. Drewry Coll.; ex Triton III (12/1999), lot 484.
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - Tetradrachm480 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99g, 11h). Diademed and winged head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus standing left, holding wreath in right hand, lotus tipped sceptre in left; to inner left, monogram above and below eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Superb EF, lightly toned. Exceptional Hellenistic portrait. Ex Leu 83 (5/2003), lot 281; Tkalec (10/1994), lot 94; Leu 2 (4/1972), lot 223.
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - Tetradrachm615 viewsPrusias II, 182-149 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88g, 34mm, 12h). Diademed and winged head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus standing left, holding wreath in right hand, lotus tipped sceptre in left; to inner left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, monograms below. Toned, aEF/VF. Ex Giessener Muenzhandlung Auc. 67 (5/1994), lot 202.
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(BC 182-149) Prusias II - Tetradrachm 361 viewsPrusias II Cynegos, 182-149 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.79g, 12h), Nikomedeia mint. Head of Prusias right, with slight beard and wearing winged diadem / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus standing left, half draped, crowning king's name with an olive wreath held in his right hand and holding a long scepter in his left; to left, eagle standing left on thunderbolt over monogram. aEF. PGB coll.

Prusias II was a king about whom little good can be said. His epithet means “the Hunter” and that was the activity he liked most. As his reign went on, he became more and more disliked; he was killed after his much more attractive son Nikomedes revolted against him and took over the throne to universal acclaim.
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(BC 197-160) Eumenes II - Tetradrachm695 viewsEumenes II, 197-160 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75g, 32mm), struck ca 169-160 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena seated left on throne with lion's leg, wearing long, sleeveless chiton and crested Corinthian helmet, holding spear in left hand, crowning king's name with raised right hand, left elbow resting on large, round shield with gorgoneion; in outer left field, stylis, A in center, bow to right. EF. Rare. Ex Muenzen und Medaillen AG, Basel Fixed Price List 415 (1979), lot 2.
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - Drachm1432 viewsPharnakes III, ca 200-169 BC. AR Drachm (4.11g, 11h). Diademed and bearded head of Pharnakes right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦAPNAKOY, male figure, wearing petasos, standing facing, cradling cornucopia and kerykeion in his left arm, and holding vine branch in his right hand; star-in-crescent (Pontic royal symbol) to upper left; to lower left, deer standing right, feeding on vine; monogram to right. Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity. Well centered on a broad flan. Splendid hellenistic portrait.

The king in this issue has traditionally been labeled as Pharnakes I, but more recent literature has shown that he is actually the third Pontic king to hold that name. Pharnakes III ascended the throne after the death of his father, Mithridates III, ca 200 BC. Most of his reign was spent attempting to expand the borders of his realm, which, ca 181 BC, brought him into conflict with Eumenes II of Pergamon and Ariarathes IV of Cappadocia, who were allied with each other. Each side blamed the other for the aggression, and appealed to Rome to intervene. Hostilities were temporarily halted after the arrival of a Roman delegation, but their failure to resolve the disputes led to renewed warfare. By 179 BC, it was clear that Pharnakes could no longer withstand the combined Pergamene and Cappadocian forces. In exchange for peace, Pharnakes gave up his possessions in Galatia and Paphlagonia, except for the important trading city of Sinope. Little else is known of his reign.
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - Tetradrachm1630 viewsca 170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85g, 12h), Sinope mint. Diademed and bearded head of Pharnakes III to right / Pantheistic male deity standing facing, wearing broad petasos, chiton, chlamys and high boots, holding a cornucopiae and a kerykeion with his left hand and feeding a fawn standing right from a vine branch and grapes held in his right; thunderbolt above his head, star within crescent to left. RRR! Toned, probably the finest known tetradrachm of Pharnakes, and with the most realistic of all Hellenistic portraits. Extremely fine.

From the collection of W. Wahler, Numismatic Fine Arts XXV (11/1990), 119, ex Numismatic Fine Arts V (2/1978), 123, and Monnaies et Medailles 47 (11/1972), 475.
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(BC 200-169) Pharnakes III - Tetradrachm892 viewsPharnakes III, ca 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35mm, 16.38g, 11h). Diademed head right / Ma(?) standing facing, holding caduceus and cornucopiae, feeding branch to doe standing right below. VF, toned, cleaning scratches under tone. Exceptional Hellenistic portrait. Very rare.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - Drachm627 viewsAriarathes IV, Eusebes, 220-163 BC. AR Drachm (3.82g). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; monograms to left and below, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ - ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ. Toned, about EF.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - Drachm725 viewsAriarathes IV, 220-163 BC. AR Drachm (4.18g, 11h). Dated Year 33 (188/87 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield and spear; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ, ΓΛ (date) in exergue. EF. Ex Lanz Auc. 102 (5/2001), lot 285 (Ariarathes V; sold DM 425 ($190) + comm).
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(BC 220-200) Mithradates III - Drachm975 viewsMithradates III, ca 220-196/5 BC. AR Drachm (3.96g, 12h). Amaseia or Sinope mint. Struck ca 200 BC. Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ MIΘPAΔATOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; to inner left field, star above crescent above monogram. Good VF, toned, granular surfaces, minor edge chips. Extremely rare, the finest of two known, the other in the BN.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 11 (11/2002), lot 676; Bayerische Vereinsbank Münzschätze FPL 11 (4/1976), no. 32.

With the exception of the coinage of Mithradates VI ‘the Great’, the coins of the earlier Pontic kings are very rare, and only a handful of drachms are known. As noted by Mørkholm in EHC, the portraits of these Pontic kings are among the most striking and lifelike in all of Greek royal portrait coinage. Unlike many other series, such as the Ptolemies and Seleukids, the portraits here are not idealized, portraying their subjects “warts and all.” Only some of the coins of the early Greco-Baktrian kings have such lovely die workmanship, but the character displayed in these Pontic portraits is unparalleled.
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(BC 220-200) Mithradates III - Tetradrachm2703 viewsca 220-196/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.19g, 12h). Amaseia or Sinope mints. Diademed and draped bust to right / Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and scepter; star within crescent to left; monogram below throne. Extremely rare. Toned, EF. Gillet Coll., Bank Leu & Munzen und Medaillen (Kunstfreund) (5/1974), 243; Rothschild coll., SWH (5/1900), 304; Carfrae coll., SWH (5/1894), 187; Dupree Coll., Hoffmann (4/1867), 240.1 comments
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(BC 228-183) Prusias I - Tetradrachm831 viewsPrusias I, 228-183 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99g, 12h). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, Zeus standing left, holding wreath in right hand, lotus tipped sceptre in left; thunderbolt above two monograms to inner left. Good VF, light scratches.
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(BC 228-183) Prusias I - Tetradrachm1675 viewsPrusias I, 228-183 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.30g, 32mm). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left, holding wreath and lotus tipped scepter; thunderbolt and two monograms to left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ. Rare. Good VF.
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(BC 241-197) Attalos I - Tetdradrachm651 viewsAttalos I, 241-197 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.93g, 12h). Laureate and diademed head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding wreath in right hand, left elbow resting on shield set on ground behind, spear below; ivy leaf to outer left, A to inner left, bow to outer right. Superb EF.
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(BC 241-197) Attalos I - Tetdradrachm260 viewsAttalos I, 241-197 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.00g, 12h). Struck ca 241-235 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena enthroned left, resting on shield to right, crowning dynastic name with wreath; spear in background, bee to outer left, monogram to inner left, bow to right. Near EF, lightly toned, a few small marks. Rare.
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(BC 241-197) Attalos I - Tetradrachm525 viewsAttalos I, 241-197 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00g). Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding wreath, left arm resting on shield, spear behind, ivy leaf to outer left, A to inner left, bow to outer right. Lightly toned VF.
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(BC 263-241) Eumenes I - Tetradrachm520 viewsEumenes I, 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.92g). Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding shield and spear, ivy leaf above knee, bow to right, A on throne. Good VF, toned, minor porosity.
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(BC 263-241) Eumenes I - Tetradrachm530 viewsEumenes I. 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14g, 12h). Laureate and diademed head of Philetairos right / ΦIΛETAIPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding shield with right hand, spear in left arm, left elbow resting on sphinx; ivy leaf above knee, bow to right, A on throne. EF, lightly toned.
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(BC 263-241) Eumenes I - Tetradrachm238 viewsEumenes I, 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.02g, 12h). Struck ca 255/50-241 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena enthroned left, resting on shield to right, holding transverse spear; ivy leaf to outer left, monogram to inner left, bow to outer right. EF, toned, tiny edge nick, area of slight roughness on reverse.
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(BC 263-241) Eumenes I - Tetradrachm277 viewsEumenes I, 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.20g, 1h). Struck ca 263-255/50 BC. Laureate head of Philetairos right / Athena enthroned left, resting elbow on small sphinx, holding shield and transverse spear; ivy leaf to inner left, monogram on throne, bow to outer right. EF, toned, light bag marks.
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(BC 280-250) Nikomedes I - Tetradrachm1300 viewsNikomedes I, ca 280-250 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.57g, 11h), Nikomedia mint, struck ca 260-250 BC. Diademed head right / Bendis seated right, holding two spears; shield below; to outer left, Nike advancing left. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. One of approximately six known, and apparently the only specimen in private hands. One of the greatest rarities among the important early Hellenistic portrait coins.

Nikomedes brought the dreaded Galatians or Gauls into Asia Minor. With their help, he extended his hitherto landlocked kingdom to the coast of the Propontis, where he established his new capital of Nikomedia. He was the first of his dynasty to issue coins. Nikomedes' tetradrachms exhibit an exceptional Hellenistic portrait. This is the only specimen not in a museum collection; Berlin, Vienna, and the BM each have one example, Paris (BN) has two. All have the same reverse type of Bendis (the Thracian Artemis) seated, though only Berlin and the present piece do not have the additional monogram in the inner left field.
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(BC 282-263) Philetairos I - Tetradrachm1764 viewsPhiletairos I, 282-263 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85g). Diademed head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding shield and spear, left elbow resting on sphinx, ivy leaf above knee, A on throne, bow to outer right. Good VF, scattered light porosity, more so on the reverse. Rare.

Westermark attributed this issue to Eumenes I. However, a more recent analysis of hoard evidence has indicated that this coinage is actually struck during the lifetime of Philetairos, near the end of his reign, following the limited issue of tetradrachms bearing the portrait of Seleukos I. A. Davesne, G. Le Rider, Gulnar II. Le tresor de Meydancikkale (Paris, 1989), cf. pp. 334-339.
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(BC 282-263) Philetairos I - Tetradrachm741 viewsPhiletairos I, 282-263 BC, struck ca 263 BC (possibly lifetime or by successor nephew Eumenes I). AR Tetradrachm (17.02g). Pergamon mint. Head of Philetairos right, wearing taenia / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, resting right hand on shield and left elbow on sphinx, ivy leaf in inner left field, A on throne, bow in right field. Good VF.

There is speculation from hoard evidence that these coins were issued in the late part of Philetairos' reign - the taenia on the head is of interest in this regard.
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(BC 284-263) Philetairos I - Tetradrachm1047 viewsPhiletairos I, 284-263 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.70g). Diademed head of Seleukos I right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding shield and spear, ivy leaf before, bow behind, A on throne. Good VF, reverse a little rough, with scrapes and light graffiti. Rare.

When Lysimachos established the mint of Pergamon, he entrusted its treasury to the eunuch Philetairos. In the latter 280s BC, Philetairos changed his allegiance to Seleukos I. Shortly thereafter in 281 BC, Lysimachos was defeated by Seleukos at the Battle of Korupedion. Although Seleukos was assassinated the following year, Philetairos continued to acknowledge Seleukid primacy. This coinage, commemorating Seleukos I, was struck while Pergamon was still loyal to the Seleukids, under their king Antiochos I. Houghton & Lorber (SC), citing Le Rider and Newell, assign this coinage to the aftermath of Antiochos' victory over the Galatians, circa 269/8 BC.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm976 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.04g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; in Aramaic 'Baal-Gazur' behind (not visible here) / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic below. VF, light porosity. Rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm1105 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.19g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; 'Baal-Gazur' in Aramaic behind / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic (mostly off flan) below. VF. Rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm1983 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.27g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; in Aramaic 'Baal-Gazur' behind / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic above. Good VF, light porosity. Very rare. Ex Peus 337 (1993), lot 152.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Hemidrachm70 viewsca 160 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.88g). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / A-BY, eagle standing right; in right field, symbol (wreath?); between talons, monogram; all within wreath. VF.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm698 viewsca 2nd-1st century BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.51g). Diademed bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right, helmeted head of Athena to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΜΙΛΗΘΙ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. This form of the magistrate's name not recorded in the standard works. Toned VF, light porosity, some smoothing on the reverse.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm684 viewsca 80-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.63g, 1h). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at her shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, bunch of grapes to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΦΕΡΕΝΙΚΟΥ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Beautifully toned. Good very fine. From the collections of H.S. von Aulock, R. Jameson, and Consul E. Weber (Hirsch XXI, 11/1908, lot 2534).
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm677 viewsafter 175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, bunch of grapes to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΑΡΤΕΜΩ/ΝΟΣ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Nicely toned, aEF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm487 viewsafter 175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.30g). Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver at shoulder, within dotted circle / Eagle standing right with spread wings, herm with palm branch to right; ΑΒΥ-ΔΗ-ΝΩΝ above, ΑΠΟΛΛΩ/ΩΝΙΔΟΥ (magistrate) in exergue, all within laurel wreath. Minor corrosion, aEF. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Tetradrachm650 viewsca 175-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 15.10g, 12h). Stephanephoric type. Iphiados, magistrate. Draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder / Eagle, wings spread, standing right; to right, star above radiate head of Helios right; ΙΦΙΑΔΟΥ below; all within wreath. Good VF, toned, minor area of flat strike. Rare. Winokur Coll.; Ex Glendining (4/1970), lot 142.
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Abydos (BC 175-70) Trihemiobol14 viewsca 80-70 BC. AR Obol (0.88g, 11mm, 11h). Laureate head of Artemis right / ABY, eagle standing right on uncertain object (arrow?); uncertain symbol in right field. VF, toned with patches of find patina, a few light scratches. Extremely rare, unpublished fraction. Ex Cederlind.
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm703 viewsca 320-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.37g). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; club in wreath to left, ABY above; ΚΕΦΑΛΟΥ to right above. VF-EF.1 comments
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm602 viewsca 320-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.42g, 3h). Anaxikles, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; kantharos and ABY to left, ΑΝΑΞΙΚΛΗΣ and ivy leaf to right above. Good VF.
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm413 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (13mm, 2.29g). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; thymiaterion in wreath to left, ABY above; ΚΕΦΑΛΟΥ to right above. Good VF, light porosity, cleaned.

Copenhagen identifies the symbol within the wreath as a club, but their example is too worn to clearly see that it is a thymiaterion.
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Abydos (BC 320-280) Drachm398 viewsca 411-387 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.68g, 12h). Kephalos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; thymiaterion in wreath to left, [KE]ΦAΛOY to right. VF, toned, slight die shift and spots of encrustation on reverse. Rare.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm532 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (2.65g). Lysas, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left; tripod to left, ABY above; ΛΥΣΑΣ above to right. VF/EF.
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Abydos (BC 385-335) Drachm332 viewsca 4th century BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.61g). Hfaistoleos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle standing left, Nike flying left with wreath before, ΗΦΑΙΣΤΟΛΕΩΣ above. Near VF, toned.
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Aigai (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm643 viewsAfter 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69g). Laureate head of Apollo right; quiver and bow at neck / ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before; all within oak-wreath. Toned, good VF. Rare.
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Aigai (BC 160-150) Tetradrachm491 viewsca 160-150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right; quiver and bow behind neck / ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ, Zeus standing half-left, holding eagle in right hand, scepter in left, monogram to left; all within oak-wreath. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Aigeai (BC 47-29 BC) AR Tetradrachm342 viewsca 47-29 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.16g). Dated year 16 (31/0 BC). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield; spear to right and club to left, IC in exergue, all within wreath. Toned VF, some minor reverse encrustation. Very rare.
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Aigeai (BC 47-29) AR Tetradrachm363 viewsca 47-29 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.71g). Dated CY 18 (29/8 BC). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield; spear to right, DI and club to left, IH (date) in exergue, monogram to lower right; all within wreath. Good VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Aigeai (BC 47-29) AR Tetradrachm 139 viewsca 47-29 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.53g, 11h). Dated CY 16 (31/0 BC). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; ΔI and club to left, Iς (date) in exergue, Δ to lower right; all within wreath. Near EF, toned, a few deposits. Rare.
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Aigeai (BC 47-29) AR Tetradrachm 153 viewsca 47/6-27/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 14.42g, 12h). Dated CY 16 (31/0 BC). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; ΔI and club to left, Iς (date) in exergue, Δ to lower right; all within wreath. Good VF, toned, slight iridescence around the devices. Rare.
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Alabanda (BC 166/5) Tetradrachm333 viewsafter 167 BC. AR Staphanephoric Tetradrachm (16.82g), dated 166 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair falling down neck in large curls / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasus flying right, B below (= year 2 of the local era). EF. Very rare.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm390 viewsafter 167 BC. AR Staphanephoric Tetradrachm (16.94g, 34mm), dated 167 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, hair falling down neck in large curls / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasus flying right, A below (= year 1 of the local era). Large flan, slight weakness, EF. Very rare.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm257 views167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85g, 11h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Pegasos springing right; A (= year 1) below. Good VF, light iridescent toning, slightly off center strike. Rare. From the John F. Sullivan Collection.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm379 viewsca 167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.59g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΑΛΑΒΑΝΔΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right, A below. Superb EF, lightly toned. Rare. Lipcer Coll.
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Alabanda (BC 167/6) Tetradrachm168 viewsca 167/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.90g, 12h). Dated CY 1. Laureate head of Apollo right / Pegasos springing right; A below. EF, toned, small die break on eye of Apollo. Rare. Ex CNG 63 (5/2003), lot 542.
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Alabanda (BC 197-188) Tetradrachm380 viewsca 197-190/188 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75g, 11h). Struck under Antiochos III of Syria. Symmacheos, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Pegasos flying right; ΣΥΜΜΑΧΗΟΣ below. VF, toned, slight roughness.
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Alabanda (BC 197-189) Drachm415 viewsca 197-190/189 BC. AR Drachm (4.26g). Struck as Antiocheia, under Antiochos III of Syria. Laureate head of Apollo right / [ΑΝΤ]ΙΟΧΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right; ΣΥΜΜΑΧΟΣ (magistrate) below. EF. Rare.
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Alabanda (BC 197-190) Tetradrachm609 viewsca 197-190/188 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.70g). Struck as Antiocheia, under Antiochos III of Syria. Laureate head of Apollo left / [ΑΝΤ]ΙΟΧΕΩΝ, Pegasos springing right; ΤΙΜΟΚΩΝ (magistrate) below. Good VF. Rare.

Alabanda was situated in northern Caria on the river Marsyas, about 30 km from its confluence with the Maeander. The first coins known for the city are the issues struck in the name of Antiocheia in honour of Antiochus III of Syria, during his attempt to recover Asia Minor in the early 2nd century (cf. Houghton, SC p. 352). After his defeat at the battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, Alabanda reverted to its old name and issued tetradrachms with magistrate names as well as Alexander-type tetradrachms, but it was not until about 167 that the bulk of the 'dated' A-B coins were issued (cf. SNG Helsinki 1-5). For an in-depth analysis into this coinage, see N. Waggoner, 'A new wrinkle in the Hellenistic coinage of Antioch/Alabanda' in Kraay-Morkholm Essays, 1989, pp. 284-290.
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