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Kapphnwn's Top 10 Greek Coins


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In fact this list represents all my Greek.  As per usual these coins are in no particular order.

1. Brettian League Ae Sextans 211-208 BC Obv Head of Herakles Rv. Athena advancing right holding shield in front of her and carrying transverse spear HGC 1363 15.80 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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2. Pharsalos Ar Drachm 400-370 BC Obv Helmeted head of Athena right. Rv. Thessalian cavalry man riding prancing horse  right Lavva 80 5.95 grms 19 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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3. Rhodes Ae 30 circa 88 BC Obv Radiate head of Helios right Rv Rose, HGC 1457 18.03 grms 27 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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4. Parion Ar Hemidrachm 4th Century BC Obv Bull standing left head reverted. Rv Gorgoneion head facing SNG BN 1356 2.44 grms 13 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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5, Alexander III Av Stater 332-323 BC Amphipolis Obv Helmeted head of Athena right. Rv Nike standing left Price 168 Troxell 480 Series 2 8.61 grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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6.Alexander III Ar Tetradrachm Myriandros 332-325 BC Obv Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin headdress. Rv Zeus Aetophoros seated left Price 3218 16.94 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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7. Knidos Ar Tetradrachm 395-380 BC Obv Head of Aphrodite left Rv Head or roaring lion left Hecatomnus 4b This coin. 14.48 grms 22 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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8. Syracuse Ae Drachm 405-367 BC Obv Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian style helmet. Rv Sear star flanked by two dolphins. HGC 1436 27.48 grms 28 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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 9. Korinth Ar Stater 350/345-285 BC Obv Pegasos flying left Rv, Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian style helmet  Calciati 439 8.60 grms 20 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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10. Finally last but not least Thasos 412-404 BC Ar Stater  Satyr in running kneeling pose right carrying off nymph. HGC 334 8.61 grms 23 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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Later in the week i will do my top 10 Roman. 

 

 

 

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Just now, kirispupis said:

Great coins! I'd have to go with the Thasos stater. Though a common coin, yours has a great obverse (would you call it "of fine style"?) Most of the ones I see are almost abstract.

One of my favorites too. It's not only very artistically engraved, but it's also well-struck and in extremely fine condition. I don't think I've ever seen one of these coins with so little wear.

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23 minutes ago, kapphnwn said:

In fact this list represents all my Greek.  As per usual these coins are in no particular order.

1. Brettian League Ae Sextans 211-208 BC Obv Head of Herakles Rv. Athena advancing right holding shield in front of her and carrying transverse spear HGC 1363 15.80 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansen

brettian2.jpg.9866dfd5ba4d43e41414717771bf3afd.jpg

 

2. Pharsalos Ar Drachm 400-370 BC Obv Helmeted head of Athena right. Rv. Thessalian cavalry man riding prancing horse  right Lavva 80 5.95 grms 19 mm Photo by W. Hansen

pharsalos1.jpg.5eb65d5802cc3837bba821ed24432865.jpg

 

3. Rhodes Ae 30 circa 88 BC Obv Radiate head of Helios right Rv Rose, HGC 1457 18.03 grms 27 mm Photo by W. Hansen

rhodes8.jpg.cd4233fbf5f8ba19a013ec8f72a70b94.jpg

 

4. Parion Ar Hemidrachm 4th Century BC Obv Bull standing left head reverted. Rv Gorgoneion head facing SNG BN 1356 2.44 grms 13 mm Photo by W. Hansen

parion2.jpg.9bda352f94910f6447910d679b7a8314.jpg

 

5, Alexander III Av Stater 332-323 BC Amphipolis Obv Helmeted head of Athena right. Rv Nike standing left Price 168 Troxell 480 Series 2 8.61 grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansen

alexanderav6.jpg.c3511cb72da7234fd0cef7b78aeb0f4e.jpg

 

6.Alexander III Ar Tetradrachm Myriandros 332-325 BC Obv Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin headdress. Rv Zeus Aetophoros seated left Price 3218 16.94 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansen

alexandertd61.jpg.d3fe56c47d78530b42e59ede3fddf52e.jpg

 

7. Knidos Ar Tetradrachm 395-380 BC Obv Head of Aphrodite left Rv Head or roaring lion left Hecatomnus 4b This coin. 14.48 grms 22 mm Photo by W. Hansen

knidos1.jpg.f6e0c09297da08f8789df8e693c71e18.jpg

 

8. Syracuse Ae Drachm 405-367 BC Obv Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian style helmet. Rv Sear star flanked by two dolphins. HGC 1436 27.48 grms 28 mm Photo by W. Hansen

syracuseae10.jpg.0fab099005db6f725ebbfb259401982a.jpg

 9. Korinth Ar Stater 350/345-285 BC Obv Pegasos flying left Rv, Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian style helmet  Calciati 439 8.60 grms 20 mm Photo by W. Hansen

corinth3.jpg.e6f31babf96e0065fe3daaa62af89207.jpg

10. Finally last but not least Thasos 412-404 BC Ar Stater  Satyr in running kneeling pose right carrying off nymph. HGC 334 8.61 grms 23 mm Photo by W. Hansen

thasos8.jpg.da04850645ff7c1ad0acee6b46aa913b.jpg

Later in the week i will do my top 10 Roman. 

 

 

 

Great coins, but by far my favorite #10 - fantastic coin- congrats 

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I was looking forward to the moment you would post your list, but the beauty is almost too much to handle!  😄 Hard to pick favorites, but I'd vote for the stater of Alexander and the stater from Thasos. Like others mentioned already, the obverse of that stater is extraordinary. 

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Maybe you do or just possibly you don't ( I doubt)  The Rhodian large bronze  is c temp 1st Mithradatic war and the siege of Rhodes. see Ashton, Richard, NC vol 16 2001, Rhodian Bronze Coinage and the Siege of Mithradates Vl  on Jstor

It is from Ashton's work that I "advanced" my idea of relating dated Ephesian cistaphori and the headdress of Iset NewStyle overstrike/ die alteration  being due to the Rhodian epiphany of Iset.  The only real bit of research I think I can claim is original!

 

Nice quality coins BTW  as usual!.  My work on academia and the Headdress of Iset   on academia.

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