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Copper and Bronze (AE) Greek Coins

You will find many types of grade of Greek AE here, many for only a few pounds. Please take time to scroll down the page, as you never know what you might find!

Gorgon Special - Medusa - Gorgoneion

Sicily, Kamarina, AE Tetras or Trionkia, Gorgon and Owl, 420-410 BC

 

 

Obverse: Facing gorgoneion

Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, grasping lizard with talons; in exergue three pellets, KAMA

3.81g, 16mm

Ref: HGC 2. 546

Grade: Very fine, superb obverse, reverse slightly off and small crack to flan, lovely dark patina

 

 

 

£95 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Kings of Macedon, Salamis, Alexander III (the Great) Bronze AE, Gorgon/Helmet,

336-323 BC

 

 

Obverse: Macedonian shield, facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) in center, five double crescents and five groups of five pellets alternating around

Reverse: crested Macedonian officer's helmet facing, flanked by B - A (BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY - King Alexander) and controls below

13mm, 2.01g

Grade: Very fine, good detail for type

Ref: Price 3158  

 

 

 

£65 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

scarce

Sicily, Kamarina, AE Tetras of Gorgon & Owl, 420-405 BC

 

 

Obeverse: Grotesque face of Gorgon/Gorgoneion (Medusa)

Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, grasping lizard

Ref: HGC 2,546

13mm, 3.34g

Grade: VF, nice patina, a wonderful example of this often degraded coin

 

 

 

 

£90 SOLD

Ancient Greek, Bronze Thracian Dolphin Proto-money from Olbia, 500BC

 

Your chance to own one of the first forms of coinage.

35mm. Fine grade with slight bend midline. An alternative is on the gift page.

 

£25 SOLD

Thessaly, The Perrhaebi, AE19 Bronze, Hera/Zeus, 400-344 BC, RARE

 

 

Obverse: Veiled head of Hera facing with head turned slightly to left

Reverse: Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt in right hand, spear in left, legend in Greek to right ΠEΡΡAI-BON

19mm, 6.45g

Ref: SNG Cop 196 var

Grade: AVF/F this is a rare coin and the price reflects this.

 

The Perrhaebi were an ancient Greek people situated on the slopes of Mount Olympus, on the Thessaly, Macedonian borders. They took part in the Trojan wars.

 

£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Ionia, Ephesos, Bronze Æ, Bee and Recumbant Stag, c390-320 BC, RARE 

 

 

Obverse: Bee with E and Φ either side

Reverse: Stag kneeling(recumbant) l, head r; astragalos above in right field, magistrates name, possibly PANTALEON to left. 

13mm, 2.16g

Grade: VF, this magistrate not seen on this type before. Rare coin. Dark patina with sandy deposits.

 

£60 SOLD

 

KINGS of MACEDON, Philip II, 359-336 BC, Æ, Apollo/Horseman

 

 

Obverse: head of Apollo hair bound in a taenia

Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOY above, youth on horseback leaping right on ground-line, horizontal spearhead beneath horse

18mm, 6.38g

Grade: VF+/AVF

 

 

 

£35 SOLD

Ionia, Ephesos, AE, Artemis & Stags, 48-27BC, Magistrates Demitrios, Kokos and Sopatros

 

Obverse: draped bust of Artemis, wearing stephane; bow and quiver at shoulder

Reverse: torch between two stags standing head to head. [magistrates names above but weak in this example] ΣΩΠATPOΣ below.

18mm, 4.19g

Ref: SNG Cop 342, Von Aulock 1839

Grade: VF, green patina and sandy deposits

Prov: ex Saint Paul Antiques, previously Bertolami's

 

£40 (FREE post to UK, other locations please ask first)

 

Arkanania, Oiniada, 219-211BC, AE20, Zeus/Man-Headed Bull (Achelous)

 

Obverse: Head of young Heracles (Hercules)

Reverse: Head of man-headed bull Achelous with trident above

 

Reverse of coin.

 

21mm, 7.23g

 

 

£30 SOLD

Pegasus (Pegasos) depicted on a Bronze from Mysia, Lampsakos from the 4th-3rd Century BC

 

 

Obverse:  ΛAM, laureate female head right, wearing earring

 

Reverse:  ΨA, forepart of Pegasos right

S 3903, SNG 1220-1

18mm, 6.51g

Green patina with a little roughness, NVF

Prov: ex Saint Paul Antiques

 

 

£55 SOLD

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