ANCIENT GREEK SILVER COINS
    The organization of this page follows that of Sear's Greek Coins and their Values, the best general reference for the field in English.  This means that a number of Hellenistic coins, which means post-Alexander, are listed here.  Classification is not a double-edged sword, it is a thornball.

ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS IS?  8mm, 0.8g, silver, obverse may be a panther scalp & skin, rev. a scorpion.
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    I got a response: Ionia: Samos, ca 500 BC, AR 1/24 stater, forepart of a lionskin seen from above, [or facing] / scorpion, Mitchiner's Ancient Trade & Early Coinage #566.  Comments?
 

BRUTTIUM, KROTON, 510-480 BC, silver stater, SG-257, tripod, stork to L / incuse tripod, no stork, F $375.00 sold
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BRUTTIUM, KROTON, 425-350 BC, silver stater, SG-nl, SNGANS-341v, tripod, stork R / eagle standing R on architrave (that's a beam), head turned L, goat head before, dimple in center of flan on eagle's body (like on some Ptolemaic bronzes), VG $135.00
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CAMPANIA, HYRIA, c. 400-335 BC, silver didrachm, SG-294, head of Athena L / man-headed bull L, horn silver, aF $88.00
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CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS, c. 370-340 BC, silver didrachm, cf.SG-299, nymph head R wearing broad diadem  / manheaded bull R, Nike above, something behind head, KPE monogram before / NU mongram between legs, F+ $210.00 sold 5/29/2008
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LUCANIA, HERAKLEIA, c. 370-281 BC, silver sixth or diobol, 0.93g, SG-392v, head of Athena R / Herakles fighting with lion, light porosity, VF $110.00
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LUCANIA, METAPONTION, 510-480 BC, silver 1/12 stater, SG-nl, SNG Cop-1178,  corn ear / bucranium (ox head) incuse, XF $380.00
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LUCANIA, METAPONTION, c. 330-300 BC, silver stater, SG-nl, ANS-459, head of Demeter L / corn ear, tongs & AQA L, VF+ $575.00 sold 7/18/2011
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LUCANIA, POSEIDONIA, 480-400 BC, silver stater, SG-424, Poseidon standing with trident R / bull L, unimportant old scratch obv.,aF $160.00 sold 1/5/2008
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LUCANIA, THUORIOI, c. 281-268 BC, silver 1/6 stater. SG-449v, SNG Cop-1492, head nymph R / bull butting R, fish below, lightly porous obv., VF/aXF $135.00
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LUCANIA, VELIA, 400-350 BC, silver didrachm, SG-454, head of Athena R / lion R, bunch of grapes above, horn silver rev., VF $145.00 sold 5/19/2008
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CALABRIA, TARAS, c. 302-281 BC, silver didrachm, SG-364v,  horseman L holding shield, NI below / dolphin boy L, unimportant test cut on edge, aVF $375.00 sold 1/3/2009
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CALABRIA, TARAS, c. 302-281 BC, silver didrachm, SG-366v, head of nymph L / boy on horse R, TA above L of boy, dolphin below, edge flaw in fortunate spot obv., nice VF $235.00 sold
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CALABRIA, TARAS, 272-235 BC, silver didrachm, SG-376, Vlasto-928, mounted naked warrior L, ARISTWN / Taras on dolphin L, IWP TARAS, very slightly off center both sides, aXF $425.00 sold 10/14/2007
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CALABRIA, TARAS, 272-235 BC, silver didrachm, naked horseman galloping R, lowered spear in R hand,  legend below / dolphin by L holding trident leaning on shoulder in R hand, nike with wreath flying before, boat below, ~SG-375, Vlasto-901, strike is somewhat flat here & there, unimposing gouge obv, VF $240.00 sold
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SICILY, AKRAGAS, 413-406 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-751, eagle R holding hare / crab, tunny fish, AKRA, F/aVF $230.00
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SICILY, GELA, c. 430-425 BC, silver litra, SG-797, horseman L / forepart of androcephalic bull R, CELAS, unimportant edge split, porous VF $185.00 sold 5/19/2008
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SICILY, KAMARINA, c. 460-450 BC, silver litra, SG-757v, ANS-1211ff, Athena standing L / Nike flying L, swan at feet, light corrosion, VF $85.00
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MAKEDONIA, AKANTHOS, 510-480 BC,  silver obol, 0.4g, 8mm,  SNG-ANS51, bull head R in circle / quadripartite incuse square, minor porosity, F $60.00
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a) MAKEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS, 158-149 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-1386, bust of Artemis Tauropolos R in shield / club R in wreath, SIDUR monogram above, TKR monogram L below, TUE monogram R below, specimen "a" VF+/VF $425.00 sold
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b) MAKEDONIA, AMPHIPOLIS, 158-149 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-1386, bust of Artemis Tauropolos R in shield / club R in wreath, SIDUR monogram above, TKR monogram L below, TUE monogram R below, specimen "b" same grade and quality $425.00
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MAKEDONIA, TRAGILOS, c. 450-406 BC, silver hemiobol, SG-1470, corn ear / TRAI in incuse square, aVF $85.00
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THRACE, APOLLONIA PONTICA, c. 450-400 BC, silver drachm, BMC-162, anchor, crayfish R / Gorgonion, VF+/aVF $75.00
A port on the Black Sea founded by colonists from Miletos.  Lots of modern fakes of this series.  This one's genuine.
 
 
 

THRACE, APOLLONIA PONTICA, c. 450-400 BC, silver drachm, SG-1655, BMC-162, anchor, crayfish left, A right / Gorgoneion, VF $82.00
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THRACE, BYZANTION, c. 250-1st c. BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-1589, head Alexander R / Athena seated L, BASILEOS LUSIMACOU, restored Lysimachan type, 38mm diameter!, aVF $250.00 sold
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THRACE, CHERSONESSOS, c. 400-350 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-1602v, forepart of lion R looking back / quadripartite incuse square, AG monogram & lizard, aVF $73.00
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THRACE, CHERSONESSOS, c. 400-350 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-1602+, forepart of lion R looking back / quadripartite incuse square, E-dot & fish over dot in depressions, VF $80.00
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THRACE, CHERSONESSOS, c. 400-350 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-1602v, forepart of lion R looking back / quadripartite incuse square, dot over pentagram & dot L of YE monogram in depressions, nicely unobtrusive test cut on edge, aXF $73.00 sold 1/6/2012
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THRACE, ISTROS, 400-350 BC, silver stater, SG-1669v, 2 faces facing, L down, R up / eagle on dolphin L, ISTRI, FU below eagle, XF $355.00
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THRACE, ISTROS, 400-350 BC, silver 1/4 stater, SG-1670, 2 faces facing, L up, R down / eagle on dolphin L, ISTRI, R face half off flan, XF $125.00
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THRACE, KALLATIS, 3rd c. BC, silver tetrobol, SG-1660, head Herakles (Alexander) R / KALLAT between quiver & club, corn ear under, small pit rev., F+ $120.00
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THRACE, MARONEIA, c. 396-347 BC, silver stater, SG1631v, horse prancing L / grape vine in square, trident below horse, EPI XOPOWQ around grape vine, excellent obv, rusty rev. die, XF $925.00 sold 4/12/2009
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THRACE, MESEMBRIA, c. 450-350 BC, silver diobol, SG-1673, helmet / wheel, META between spokes, VF $80.00
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THRACE, OLBIA
THRACE, PANTIKAPION
 

THRACE, THASOS, 550-411 BC, silver stater, SG-1746, SNGC-1009, satyr & nymph discussing what to do next, (SNGC date range 550-463 BC, SG = 463-411 BC), nice clear F $375.00
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THRACE, THASOS, 510-490 BC, silver stater, SG-1357, satyr & nymph / quadripartite incuse square, porous VF $950.00
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THRACE, THASOS, 510-490 BC, silver drachm, SG-1358, satyr & nymph / quadripartite incuse square, a bit crowded at top, VF $725.00
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THRACE, THASOS, 550-411 BC, silver stater, SG-1357, satyr & nymph / quadripartite incuse square, porous VF $950.00
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THRACE, THASOS, 550-411 BC, silver drachm, SG-1748, satyr & nymph / quadripartite incuse square, F+ $185.00
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THRACE, THASOS, 411-350 BC, silver trihemiobol, SG-1755, satyr kneeling R holding cup / amphora, porous F $38.00 sold
 
 
 
 

THRACE, THASOS, after 148 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-1759, head of Dionysos R / Hercules standing L, M between leg & club, VF $340.00 sold
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THRACE, THASOS, after 148 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-1759, head Dionysos R / Hercules standing L, HPAKLEOUS SWTIROS QASIWN, MT monogram between leg & club, VF $290.00 sold
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AIGINA, c. 510-490 BC, silver stater, SG-1854, turtle / incuse square with mill-sail pattern, bold F $350.00
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ILLYRIA, APOLLONIA, Roman protectorate, after 229 BC, silver drachm, SG-1901, cow suckling calf, ARISTHN / game board, APOLKOLOIOU, VF $63.00 sold 9/3/2007
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ILLYRIA, EPIDAMNOS-DYRRACHIUM, Roman protectorate, after 229 BC, silver drachm,  SG-1901,  cow suckling calf, MENISKOS / game board,  (DUR-DIO)-NU-SIO(S), F $63.00
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THESSALY, LARISSA, c. 460-400 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-2108, boy wrestling bull / forepart of horse R, porous aVF $48.50
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THESSALY, LARISSA, c. 400-360 BC, silver drachm, SG-2111v, boy wrestling bull R / horse galloping R, LARI SAIA, VF $250.00 sold 7/31/2012
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THESSALY, LARISSA, c. 395-244 BC, silver drachm, SG-2120, SNGCop-121, head nymph 1/4 L / horse R grazing, forefoot raised, XF $475.00 sold
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277-51. THESSALY, LARISSA, c. 350-325 BC, silver drachm, SG-2120, head nymph 1/4 L / horse R grazing, forefoot raised, it appears that the horse's R front leg was formerly pointed back & left was forward, the die was reworked for so the legs pointed oppositely, XF $300.00 sold 4/12/2009
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277-52. THESSALY, LARISSA, c. 350-325 BC, silver trihemiobol?, 2.3g, SG-2127v, head nymph 1/4 L / horse R grazing, LARIS, X below horse, light porosity, XF $95.00 sold 4/12/2009
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THESSALY, TRIKKA, c. 480-420 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-2226v, boy & forepart of bull wrestling R in beaded circle / forepart of horse galloping R in incuse square, TRIKKA, nice VF $250.00
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THESSALIAN LEAGUE, 196-146 BC, silver double victoriatus, SG-2232, head Zeus R / Athena Iltona with spear R, DIOKLINI, XF $275.00 sold 11/7/2007
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AKARNANIA, ANAKTORION, c. 350-300 BC, silver stater, SG-2248, Pegasos with pointed wing L / head Athena L, lyre behind, AN monogram, VF $275.00 sold
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LOKRIS OPUNTIA, OPUS, 387-369 BC, silver obol, SG-2325, amphora, OPON / star, VF $140.00
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BOEOTIA, TANAGRA, c. 387-374 BC, silver hemiobol, SG-2453v, SNG Cop-225v, shield / forepart of horse R, F $75.00
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BOEOTIA, THEBES, c. 197-146 BC, silver 1/2 stater, SG-2404, head of Poseidon R / Nike standing L, AT monogram, rusty rev. die, small & unimportant flaw rev., VF $138.00
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EUBOIA, CHALKIS, c. 338-308 BC, silver drachm, SG-2481v, BMC-109,38, head of Hera L / eagle with snake flying R, F/VF $125.00
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EUBOIA, HISTIAIA, 3rd c. BC, silver tetrobol, SG-2496+ head nymph R / nymph seated on prow, trident head below, off center obv. affecting back of head, nice VF $56.00 sold 1/12/2010
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 300-262 BC, silver tetradrachm, head Athena R / owl, SG-2547, crudely struck on oblong planchet, deep test cut through owls's head, polished F $135.00 sold
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277-53. CORINTHIA, CORINTH, before 350 BC, silver stater, SG-2630v, Pegasos L / head of Athena L, illegible mark under horse / owl behind head, light porosity, aVF $250.00 sold
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PELOPONESSOS, ACHAEAN LEAGUE, c. 196-146 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-2973, head of Zeus R / ARISTODAMOS - AC, Aigion, aVG $35.00
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CRETE, ITANOS, c. 320-270 BC, silver hemidrachm, 14mm, 2.2g, SG-3321, head of Athena R / eagle standing L looking back, rare place, rare coin, dark tone, F $165.00
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IONIA, MILETOS, late 6th c. BC, silver 1/12 stater, SG-3532, forepart of lion R, head turned L / star in incuse square, F $55.00 sold 1/11/2008
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IONIA, MILETOS, late 6th c. BC, silver 1/12 stater, SG-3532, forepart of lion R, head turned L / star in incuse square, horn silver, F $49.00
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IONIA, MILETOS, late 6th c. BC, silver 1/12 stater, SG-3533, forepart of lion L, head turned R / star in incuse square, F $55.00
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IONIA, PHOKAIA, c. 520-500 BC, silver diobol, SG-nl, SNG v. Aulock-7802, female head L / incuse square divided in 5 parts, horn silver, VF $275.00
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PONTOS, AMISOS, c. 400-300 BC, silver drachm, SG-3634v, head Tyche L / owl with spread wings facing, PEIRA, K - monogram - A, slight porosity, VF+ $355.00 sold 4/13/2010
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TROAS, KEBREN, c. 400 BC, silver tritartemorion, 8mm, 0.41g, SG-nl, Keckman-884, ram's head L / bust Apollo R, seriously off center obv / rev. slightly off center but excellent, VF/XF $135.00
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MYSIA, KYZIKOS, c. 390-330 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-3853v, v. Aulock-1219,  head of Persephone L / lion head L, cadeuceus behind lion's head, test cut obv. does not affect design, VF $525.00
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MYSIA, PARION, c. 480 BC, silver 3/4 drachm, SG-3917, Gorgon head facing / hollow crux with central pellet, better than usual but still mushy obv., F+  $110.00
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MYSIA, PARION, c. 480 BC, silver 3/4 drachm, SG-3917, Gorgon head facing / hollow crux with central pellet, better than usual but still mushy obv., aVF $80.00
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MYSIA, PARION, c. 480 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-3918, Gorgon head facing / hollow crux with central pellet, bad obverse die, poor/VF $35.00
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MYSIA, PARION, c. 350-300 BC, silver hemidrachm, SG-3919+, Gorgon head facing / bull standing L, head turned back, PA above, RI & bunch of grapes below bull, VF $160.00
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MYSIA, PERGAMON, Roman Province, after 133 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-3948v, SNG Cop-438, snake & basket / snakes & bow case, PRGU mongram & PA above, VF+ $175.00
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MYSIA, PERGAMON, Roman Province, after 133 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-3948v, SNG Cop-432, snake & basket / snakes & bow case, PRGU mongram & IE above, VF $170.00 sold 1/5/2008
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LYDIA, TRALLES, 2-1 c. BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-4745v, SNGCop-641, cysta mystica & snake / bow in case between snakes, TRA L, amphora R, VF $265.00
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CARIA, MYNDOS, 2-1st c. BC, silver drachm, SG-4915v, head of Zeus R / headdress of Isis, tiny flan crack at edge, rev. a bit scruffy, XF $175.00
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276-35. CARIA, RHODOS, c. 201-190 BC, silver didrachm, SG-5048v1, bust Helios 1/4 R / rose in profile, MNASIMACOS, female holding something L, phallus?, O rev., XF $325.00 sold 4/12/2009
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CARIA, RHODOS, c. 201-190 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-5062, bust Herakles R / Zeus seated L, ALEXANDROU, STAN monogram below Zeus' arm, RO below throne, by magistrate Stasion, 34mm choice VF+ $525.00
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PHRYGIA, APAMEIA, 189-133 BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-5110v, SNGCop-147, cysta mystica & snake / bow in case between snakes, AP monogram R, elephant head L, VF $285.00 sold 4/25/2008
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LYCIA, PHASELIS, late 3rd - early 2nd c. BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-5339, restored Alexander types: head Herakles R / Zeus seated L, F & IH before, year 18, with Seleukid Anchor c/m, 2 mount marks, aVFR/aF $185.00
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276-36. PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS, 370-333 BC, silver stater, SG-5396+, 2 wrestlers / slinger R, triskeles before, (ESTF)EDIIVS behind, slightly off center obv., VF $375.00 sold 4/12/2009
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d) PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS, 370-333 BC, silver stater, SG-5396+, 2 wrestlers, KI between / slinger R, triskeles before, ESTFEDIIVS behind, aVF $325.00
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b) PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS, 370-333 BC, silver stater, SG-5396+, 2 wrestlers, TN (reversed N) between / slinger R, triskeles before, ESTFEDIIVS behind, aVF $325.00 sold
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c) PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS, 370-333 BC, silver stater, SG-5396+, 2 wrestlers / slinger R, triskeles before, (ESTF)EDIIVS behind, countermarked bull head topped by lunar crescent, obverse was struck with a ruined die: poor/VF+ $175.00
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PAMPHYLIA, SIDE, late 3rd - early 2nd c. BC, silver tetradrachm, SG-5432v, head of Athena R / Nike advancing R, pomegranite before, CT lower L, countermarked anchor on cheek (by Seleukids), few scratches, F-VF $235.00 sold 4/13/2009
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CILICIA, ISSOS, c. 390 BC, silver stater, SG-5553, Apollo Apatorios stg L / Herakles stg facing, ankh or diadem R, VG $270.00
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CILICIA, probably TARSOS, 4th c. BC, silver hemiobol, SG-5660v, SNG Levante-223, Baal seated L / forepart of wolf R, VF $65.00
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CILICIA, TARSOS, c. 333-323 BC, silver obol, SG-nl, SNG Levante-123, head of Athena R / shield ornamented with thunderbolt, by Balakros as satrap for Alexander, XF $145.00 sold 1/23/2010
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