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A for Athens


Attica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, Ca. 353-297 BC
Transitional Pi-Style
Av: Head of Athena right with profile eye in crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor
Rv: ΑΘΕ, owl of later style standing three-quarters right, olive sprig and crescent moon behind
AR, 17.01g, 23mm
Ex Pegasi Numismatics, 1999


Attica. Athens
Æ22, AD 260-268
Time of Gallienus
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AΘHNAIΩN, Facing bucranion with fillets hanging from horns.
Æ 21.5mm, 5.16g
Ref.: Kroll 401, SNG Copenhagen 376



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A for Athena


Seleukeia ad Kalykadnon
Asia Minor, Cilicia
AE24, 150-50 BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, mongram behind
Nike advancing left, holding branch; AΘΗ over monogram to left.
AE, 8.32 g, 24mm
Ref.: SNG France 895; SNG Levante 680
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 19, Lot 309



Mysia, Pergamon
AE17, 310-282 BC
Obv.: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑ, Confronted bull heads.
AE, 4.83g, 16.6mm
Ref.: SNG France 1577 ff.

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A for Asklepios


Mysia, Pergamon
AE 20, 200-133 BC
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around omphalos, X and monogram
AE, 6.38g, 19.9mm
Ref.: SNG France 1803 var (monogram)



Mysia, Pergamon
AE20, Early-mid 2nd century BC
Obv.: Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: Π-EΡ-Γ-A / MHNΩN. Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt..
AE, 6.97g, 19.3x20.5mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 379, SNG BN 1870–1


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Gustav II Adolph 1611-32

AV Dukat 1632

Nürnberg/ under Swedish Occupation

The Swedish King was KIA at Lützen that same year. He was shot off his horse by Imperial Hussars and then received the "coup de grace", head shot.

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Bulgaria. Ivan Stracimir, AD 1371-1395. AR Grosso (16m, 0.51g, 12h). Obv: Nimbate Czar on throne. Rev: Christ with blessing hand and book, IC-XC; in field. Ref: De Wit 3916-8; Ljubitsch 3.2. image.jpeg.a1e9c193a97594efcdc6d055b5609ea3.jpeg

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B for babylon mint


Seleukid Empire, Seleukos I Nikator AR Tetradrachm. In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I, circa 311-300 BC. Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated to left, holding sceptre; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below, AΛEΞANΔPOY to right, monogram within wreath in left field, MI below throne. SC 82.5a; Price 3746; HGC 9, 10f. 17.03g, 26mm, 4h.

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B for bull


Mysia, Pergamon
AE18, 3rd century BC
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena left.
Rev: ΠΕΡΓA, Head and neck of bull left, owl right, without monogram
AE, 4.23g, 17mm
SNG von Aulock 1352; SNG Paris 1574



Gambrion, Mysia
350-250 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left
Rev.: Bull butting left; star above. ΓΑΜ in exergue
Æ, 2.65g, 16.2x19.2mm
Ref.: SNG France 906-7, SNG Cop. 154-155

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B for Bee


Ephesos (550-500 BC)
AR Hemiobol
Obv.: Bee
Rev.: Incuse square punch.
Ag, 0.44g, 7.20mm
Ref.: Rosen 572


Mysia, Pergamon
Obv.: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓ, Confronted bull heads, bee above
AE, 3.39 g, 18 mm
Ref.: BMC 16 var., Weber 5162

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