Greek Imperial Coins For Sale

Greek Imperial coins are Roman provincial coins issued in bronze and silver denominations, but never gold. The majority of the coins issued by the provincial mints were of bronze. Silver coins were common in regions of the Eastern Empire. In general Rome controlling the issue of silver coins, allowing the Roman government to influence events in the provinces. The coins issued by a city were used mostly by the inhabitants of that city in local transactions. When a new region was assimilated by Rome, the Romans would frequently allow the continuation of the original currency as a matter of expediency. Frequently, when a new colony was formed it would be given authority to mint bronze coins. These local coinages of the Roman Empire spanned more than three centuries from Augustus to Diocletian. There were over six hundred mints from Spain in the west to Mesopotamia in the east.

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Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024929

Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm
Billon, 12.82 grams, 25.36 mm. Antioch, Syria. 219-220 AD. Obverse: AVT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder, three dots above. Reverse: DHMARX EX UPATOC TO B, eagle standing facing, head left, holding wreath in its beak, star between legs, delta-epsilon across upper fields. Prieur 249; Sear SGI 3096; Sear (1988) 2141. Near extremely fine.
£135.00

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Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024929
Philip I 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 027464

Superb Philip I 'Eagle' Tetradrachm
Silver, 10.76 grams, 25.88 mm. Circa 244-247 AD. Antioch ad Orontem, Syria mint. Obverse: AYTOK IOVL FILIPPOY CEB legend with laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: DHMARX EX OYCIAC legend with eagle standing facing, head left, delta above right wing; S-C under wings, MON VRB in exergue. Reference: Prieur 308; Sear GIC 3957 variant (letter above wing); see Wildwinds.com (this coin). As struck, Fleur-de-coin.

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Philip I 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 027464
Julia Domna 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025345

Excessively Rare Julia Domna 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm
Silver, 3.06 grams, 18.45 mm. Caesarea, Cappadocia. Dated year 15, 207 AD. Obverse: IOVLIA DOMNA, draped bust right. Reverse: MHTPO KAICAP NE, Mount Argaeus surmounted by star, date ET IE below. Sydenham 447 var (obverse legend); Mionnet IV, 129 var (ditto); SNG von Aulock 6477 var (ditto); SNG Cop. 265 var (ditto); Isegrim -. Possibly unpublished without AVG or AV on obverse. Extremely fine/good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£275.00

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Julia Domna 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025345
Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025359

Excessively Rare, Apparently Unpublished Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm
Silver, 2.81 grams, 18.96 mm. Caesarea, Cappadocia. 204 AD. Obverse: L CEP GET KAI, draped bust right. Reverse: MHTRO KAICA around Mount Argaeus. Date ET IB in exergue. Sydenham -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC -; SNG Cop -; Mionnet -; Isegrim -. Apparently unpublished with these legends and this date for Geta. Very fine/near extremely fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£175.00

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Geta 'Mount Argaeus' Drachm 025359
Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024927

Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm
Billon, 12.85 grams, 24.85 mm. Antioch, Syria, unknown engraver type. 219-220 AD. Obverse: AVT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder, one ribbon over shoulder, three dots above. Reverse: DHMARX EX UPATOC TO B, eagle standing facing, head right, holding wreath in its beak, star between legs, delta-epsilon across upper fields. Prieur 266; cf Sear SGI 3096; cf Sear (1988) 2141. Near extremely fine, reverse slightly not struck up. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£150.00

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Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024927
Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024928

Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm
Billon, 12.58 grams, 29.13 mm. Antioch, Syria. 219-220 AD. Obverse: AVT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder, three dots above. Reverse: DHMARX EX UPATOC TO B, eagle standing facing, head left, holding wreath in its beak, star between legs, delta-epsilon across upper fields. Prieur 249; Sear SGI 3096; Sear (1988) 2141. Near extremely fine.
£130.00

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Elagabalus 'Eagle' Tetradrachm 024928


Greek Coin Book and Other References:

Mionnet = Mionnet, Theodore Edme Description De Medailles Antiques, Grecques Et Romaines
Imhoof = Imhoof-Blumer, von F    Kleinasiatische Münzen
RecGen = Waddington, William Henry    Recueil General des Monnaies Greques d'Asie Mineure
BMC = British Museum Catalogues
SNG = Volumes of the worldwide SNG project    Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum,
Moushmov = Moushmov, Nikola    Ancient Coins of the Balkan Peninsula
GIC = Sear, David R    Greek Imperial Coins & Their Values
RPC = Reinach & Hill    Roman Provincial Coinage
Varbanov = Varbanov, Ian    Greek Imperial Coins, Vols. 1-3
MacDonald = University of Glasgow    Catalogue of Greek Coins in the Hunterian Collection
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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