Kyzikos electrum coins for sale
This specimen bears an inscription, 'Eleutheria" Freedomthat makes clear the intent of the type: Several different victories have been suggested, but the presence of a coin of this type in the Prinkipo Hoard, buried circa BC, in conjunction with gold staters of Philip II, clearly suggests that the victory in question is Alexander's first defeat of the Persians at the river Granikos in BC.
The Granikos was located just to the south and west of Kyzikos, and Alexander's victory liberated Kyzikos from Persian control. Thus, not only is this a very rare stater from Kyzikos, it also represents the first coin struck as a direct result of Alexander's campaign to conquer the world, predating even Alexander's own coinage. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known.
A Classical portrait of great power. A stunning portrait of late Classical style and a lovely reddish tone. Insignificant flan crack, otherwise EF. This stater speaks to the relations between Cyzicus and its great trading partner, Panticapaeum, where numerous Cyzicene staters have been found, testifying to their broad circulation in Crimea.
This arresting Pan-Silenus head seems to have been borrowed from the obverse of the gold staters of Panticapaeum, which were issued in great quantity from ca BC; if the stater predates kyzikos electrum coins for sale period, the motif may be inspired by other art from Panticapaeum.
There is ample evidence of the relation of these two cities as supplier and consumer kyzikos electrum coins for sale gold. It has been suggested that the main supply of gold for Cyzicene staters was the rich mines of the Ural mountains.
Struck on a broad flan and complete, EF. Unpublished as a hekte. Figure, wearing armor and holding transverse scepter, standing left [on tunny? VF, lightly toned, some die rust on obverse. Extremely rare, the second or third known. Extremely rare in this denomination. VF, toned, underlying luster. Extremely rare as a hekte. EL Hekte 9mm, 2. Unrecorded as a Hekte? Banker mark on obverse behind neckgVF. Rare denomination for issue. While the staters of this issue are relatively common, the sixth staters are particularly rare.
This may have been in error as a sixth stater is not present in SNG France. Of the highest rarity. A very interesting and finely executed representation, light reddish tone and extremely fine. Ex Spink EL Stater 18mm, Exceedingly rare, only few specimens known. Struck on a full flan and about extremely fine. Unusually well centered, gVF. Insignificant scratch on obv. Extremely Rare - possibly only the third known specimen.
EL Twenty-forth Stater 6mm, 0. Extremely rare denomination, apparently the third known. Hirschlot Good VF, a few scuff marks. A previously unknown type, apparently unpublished in any denomination. VF, light scratch kyzikos electrum coins for sale obverse field, well struck.
Extremely rare, only the second recorded example. This type is part of a sub-series of Kyzikene staters that depict a warrior, in this case an archer, in the various stages of preparing his equipment for battle Von Fritze I It is not known whether this sub-series depicts any particular hero from mythology. EL Stater 19mm, Rare, and among the kyzikos electrum coins for sale.
Extremely rare and a very interesting representation. Exceptionally well centred on kyzikos electrum coins for sale full flan and about extremely fine. Very rare and in exceptional state of preservation. Perfectly struck on full flan kyzikos electrum coins for sale of superb style. Reddish tone and extremely fine. Good VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare and a very interesting issue. Unusually well-struck and centered on a full flan, aEF. Exceedingly rare, very few specimens known.
A kyzikos electrum coins for sale interesting representation of superb style, EF. This is the second of three known that have been offered at auction. This obverse has very close links to other coinage of similar period.
Early drachmae of Velia have a similar type. Kraay kyzikos electrum coins for sale and Classical Greek Coinsp. An almost identical type is also found on a hecte emission of Mytilene Bodenstedt 78 — Coin ID Very rare as a myshemihekte. Extremely rare as a hemihekte. Bearded male head left Perseus? Very rare denomination for type. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater 9mm, 1.
Very rare as a hemihekte. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater 8mm, 1. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater 7mm, 1. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater 8. Well centered and struck. EL Hemihekte - Twelfth Stater 7. Unpublished in standard references. William Greenwell, in his tome entitled "The electrum coinage of Cyzicus," notes only a stater of this type and offers the following speculation: See also Coin ID for a hekte.
Good VF, a couple light marks. Sphinx, with ornamental tendril on her head and with her right forepaw raised, standing left on tunny fish Rev. Well centered for issue. Rare as a hekte. Lion, with right forepaw raised and open jaws, seated left on tunny to left Rev. Sharply struck and well-centered.
Extremely rare, the second hekte known, and the third known coin of this type overall. EF, a little die rust. VF, small punch in field on obverse. Boldly struck in high relief. Reddish tone and good very fine. EL Hekte 10mm, 2. Unpublished denomination, possibly unique. A surprisingly scarce type of Kyzikos electrum, apparently unknown as a fraction. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater 9. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater 12mm, 2.
Good VF, light cleaning marks, edge split, minor flan flaw on reverse. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater 10mm, 2. Near EF, slightly off center on obverse. Young male head left, wearing Ionic helmet; tunny to right? A very interesting representation of masterly Archaic style, perfectly kyzikos electrum coins for sale in high relief. Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Perfectly struck and centered on a full flan, good extremely fine.
Of lovely style and extremely fine.