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Copper and Bronze (AE) Greek Coins

You will find many types of grade of Greek AE here. Often overlooked by collectors, the beautiful art is just as precise as on the silver at usually lower prices. Please take time to scroll down the page, as you never know what you might find! If you are looking for something in particular, do ask!

Ancient Greek, Pantikapaion, Thrace, Head of Pan/ Cornucopia between Caps of the Dioscuri, Bronze AE17, 150-120BC

Ancient Greek from the city of Pantikapaion, Thrace. Head of Pan with cornucopia between caps of the Dioscuri. Bronze AE17.

S1705.

Grade :AVF, a rarely seen coin!

 

£95 SOLD

Asia Minor, Pontos, Amisos, Mithras/Quiver, AE26, 2nd - 1st Century BC, SCARCE

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Youthful bust of MIthras, right, wearing persian headdress

Reverse: Quiver with strap, AMI - SOY across field

26.4mm, 20.89g

Grade: VF/AVF wonderful portrait, some corrosion to reverse but important features largely unaffected. Scarce coin in any grade.

Ref: S3638

 

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

Thessaly. Pherai. Alexander the Tyrant, Bronze, Jason/Hoof, 369-358BC

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Head of Jason (previous tagus or king) right, wearing petasos

Reverse: Lower leg of horse right, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ either side of hoof

14mm, 3.6g

Ref: S2218

Grade: AVF, rarely seen in any grade

Note: This Alexander was the tyrant of Pherai, known for his cruelty. He was killed by his wife, Thebe.

 

£100 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Sicily, Akragas, Bronze Onchia, 425-406 BC, SCARCE

 

 

 

 

Obverse: Eagle standing, right, with head looking left, standing on a fish, AKPA to left

Reverse: Crab, fish below, pellet between crab's claws

16mm, 3.96g

Grade: AVF

Ref: S1025

 

 

 

£65 SOLD

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

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, 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)

 

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 to left. 

13mm, 2.23g

Grade: VF+, Rare coin. Dark patina.

 

 

 

 

£95 SOLD

 

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