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Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Ideas for a collection of moderately priced Greek coins??

I have recently re-developed my interest in ancient coins & would now like to expand from FEL TEMP romans to greek coins. I have also decided to move a little move upscale from my previous coin budget of under $50 (more of a suggested guideline than a hard rule!! ) and I have decided to have fewer but better coins.

So I need some suggestions for what moderately priced (under $500) Greek coins to look for to make a nice amateur "general" collection. In this list I have already placed a light test cut Athenian owl, Corinth stater, Theban shield, Ptolemy big eagle, Istros reverse face eagle-dolphin, Cherronesos Lion (forgive my lack of proper nomenclature ) . What else am I missing??

So far my greek collection includes an Apollonia Pontika AR gorgon faced Drachma, a Kassander AE horseman. a Seleukos IV serrated AE, and an AE Himera Sicily hemilitron.

Any advice appreciated, Thanks, Bill
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Old Sep 28, 2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Hi Bill,
Some nice and historical examples of Greek coins you might consider are the coins of Campania and Sicily. Good examples in VF or better condition can be found in both the bronze and silver denominations. Coins issued by Tarentum, Carthage, Pyrrhus, and the Diadochs (successors of Alexander the great) are also worth considering.

Happy hunting!
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How about a Pantikapaion Tetrachalkon? The griffin is really cool!
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Old May 12, 2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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Yes I like the bronzes of Sicily which include hippocamp and octopus. The tetradrachms of Alexander the Great are plentiful, some during his reign and many struck after his death. And don't forget one of the most famous women of ancient history, Cleopatra VII, the last Ptolemy ruler of Egypt. I suppose she could be classified as either Greek or Roman Provincial, a good coin to have in any collection. Her larger bronzes from Alexandria can be had for under $500 in worn condition.

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