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Griffins on Ancient Coins

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AR Tetradrachm of Perseus.

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The coins of Halikarnassos.

Coinage of the Dorian Cities of Halikarnassos and Knidos

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Goats on Ancient Coins. Image: CoinWeek / Adobe Stock.

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Patina on Ancient Coins

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Figure 7: AEOLIS Neonteichos. Circa 2nd Century BC. Æ 17mm. Helmeted head of Athena right; helmet decorated with sphinx / Owl standing right, head facing, standing on NE, 3.68 g. BMC Troas 3. (CNG 122, Lot: 37, $121, 9/7/05)

Ancient Greek Coins of Aiolis: The Minor Cities

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Figure 9: AIOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right. Holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath, 33mm. 16.70 g., Sacks Issue 20, Obv. die 19. (CNG 476, Lot 101, $1700, 9/9/20).

Ancient Greek Coins of Aiolis: Aigai, Cyme and Myrina

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Ancient coins: Obverse - GREEK. KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Philip II. (King, 359-336 BC). Posthumous issue, struck 322-317 BC. AV Stater. Images courtesy Atlas Numismatics

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Haloes on Ancient Coins

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