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Greek Lions From The London Coin Fair


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Here are some Greek lion coins I bought at the London coin fair! 

They include:

Miletus AE 

(Sure, it's not a great coin but it was really cheap and will go nicely with my Miletus 1/12 stater! Like the obverse too, super cool to see a mini stag 😄)

Lesbos Triobol

(Think I got a good deal on this one, looks much better in hand than in pics of course as it's a small coin. The facing lion's head in an incuse square is something I like too)

Lycia 1/3 Stater

(Been wanting one of these for a while! They're great coins, and while my piece doesn't have the best lion, I picked one with a mini portrait in the top left field of Reverse - so I really find that level of detail wonderful)

Share your Greek lions 🙂

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Mysia Kyzikos AR Hemiobol 480-450 BCE 0.4g Boar-Lion retrograde K Sear 3850

 

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Chersonesos
AR Hemi-Drachm - TriObol
Lion
X-dot amphora
Seaby-Sear Vol I 1606

 

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ASIA MINOR Uncertain mint AR Tetartemorion Lion - Incuse 5mm 0.13g

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On 6/12/2022 at 3:06 PM, Alegandron said:

[IMG]
Mysia Kyzikos AR Hemiobol 480-450 BCE 0.4g Boar-Lion retrograde K Sear 3850

 

[IMG]
Chersonesos
AR Hemi-Drachm - TriObol
Lion
X-dot amphora
Seaby-Sear Vol I 1606

 

upload_2022-3-2_6-56-14.png
ASIA MINOR Uncertain mint AR Tetartemorion Lion - Incuse 5mm 0.13g

Nice coins! Love that Chersonesos - think I may get one of those next as they’re iconic and well known coins, plus it’s an interesting lion pose 🙂. Love the amphora symbol on yours 😄 

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12 minutes ago, AncientNumis said:

Nice coins! Love that Chersonesos - think I may get one of those next as they’re iconic and well known coins, plus it’s an interesting lion pose 🙂. Love the amphora symbol on yours 😄 

Thank you. Only got the ears (handles), but it is a purdy cool coin.

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Another coin of Mazaios featuring the food chain in action

 Ar Stater or Double Siglos of Mazaios Tarsos 361/0-334 BC Obv Baaltars seated left  Rv Lion left attacking stag from behind. SNG France 318 10.85 grms 24 mm Photo by W. Hansenmazaios2.jpeg.081b61b1dcd44aa728d798474955fdb1.jpeg

As Satrap of Cilicia Mazaios mints a vast number of coins some of which were probably used to pay for the troops fighting the Macedonian invasion. Later he is moved to Babylon where he continues minting coins first for the Persians and later for Alexander III.

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