|As you can see, I currently have only 4 Greek coins. I'm mostly interested in Roman Imperial coins, but can't resist picking up somehting that catches my eye. At this point I know very little about Greek coinage. I'm sure that will change as I progress thru this hobby!!|
Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. (23mmX25mm, 16.94g) After 449 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor & a spiral palmette on the bowl
Sear GCV 2526, SNG Copenhagen 31. Ex. Scott Sexton
Bronze Trias (21mm, 7.7g) Struck 344-336 B.C. Syracuse, Sicily
Obv: Head of Athena wearing Corinthian style helmet
Rev: Hippocamp left, with curled wing.
This coin is from the Harry Stewart Collection. It frustrates me because I am unable to take a photograph of it that does it justice. The patina is green, smooth and glossy, it is as if I was holding a piece of jade in my hands!!
AE19 (19mm, 6.45g) of Alexander III (the Great) Struck 336-323 B.C. Macedonian Kingdom - Lifetime issue
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev: Legend between bow, quiver, and club. below.
Silver Tetradrachm ( 30mm, 16.01 g) Struck ca. 125 to ca. 70 B.C. Odessos
Obv: Head Alexander The Great portrayed as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress
.Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek. QE unde Zeus' arm, AAESANDROUin left field BASILEWS in right field HD Monogram under chair
Price 1184, c.f. Muller 419 and SNG Copenhagen 723