Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm, Thessalos, c. 450/440-420 BC

The obverse shows the Thessalian sport of bull-wrestling. The Thessalian plains were famous in antiquity for their horses. Alexander the…

Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm, c. 400-370 BC

In ancient times Larissa was a city in Thessaly and the mythological birthplace of Achilles. Today, it is the capital…

Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm, c. 356-342 BC

In ancient times Larissa was a city in Thessaly and the mythological birthplace of Achilles. Today, it is the capital…

Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaeus, 323-317 BC, AE19, Labrys and HK control marks, struck c. 323-319 BC

Philip III Arrhidaeus was born in 359 BC, son of King Phillip II, King of Macedon. He reigned as…

Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE17, Horseman Left, Retrograde P Control Mark, 359-336 BC

Philip II of Macedon was King of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III Arrhidaeus. The bronze…

Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, AE18, Head Left, Horseman Left, Lion's Head Control Mark, 359-336 BC

Philip II of Macedon was King of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III Arrhidaeus. The bronze…

Lucania, Paestum, AE Semis, Donation of the Lady Mineia, c. 90-44 BC

A rare example of a coinage issue which was sponsored by a woman. Mineia arranged for the reconstruction of the…

Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD, AE25, Coele-Syria, Heliopolis, Temple of Jupiter

The reverse legend of the coin, IOMH is abbreviation for 'Jovi Optimo Maximo Helipolitano', the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus…

Attica, Athens, AR 'New Style' Owl Tetradrachm, c. 165-142 BC, Magistrates Ktesi and Euma, struck c.139/8 BC

On the new style coinage, continuing the tradition of the old style, 'AΘE' is short for 'Athens'. However distinct…

Nerva, 96-98 AD, AE Sestertius, Fortuna, struck 97 AD

Nerva became Roman emperor at the elderly age of 65. His reign lasted only 2 years. He adopted Trajan, then…

Hadrian, 117-138 AD, AE Sestertius, Roma, struck 118 AD

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian's continued to lead the…

Faustina I the Elder, 138-141 AD, Ae As, Vesta, Posthumous issue, struck 146-161 AD

Faustina I the elder was born circa 100 AD and died in 140 AD. She was the wife of the…

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