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The ruins of Klazomenai (or Clazomenae) are in the modern town Urla near Izmir in Izmir Province, Turkey. It was one of the first cities to issue silver coinage. Clazomenae was attacked by the Lydian king Alyattes II in the 6th century. During the 5th century it was for some time subject to the Athenians, but about the middle of the Peloponnesian War, c. 412 B.C. it revolted. After a brief resistance, it again acknowledged the Athenian supremacy, and repelled a Lacedaemonian attack. In 387 B.C. Klazomenai and other cities in Asia were taken over by Persia, but the city continued to issue its own coins. Under the Romans, Clazomenae was included in the province of Asia, and enjoyed an immunity from taxation.GB91724. Bronze AE 10, BMC Ionia p. 23, 46; Lindgren-Kovacs 436; SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; SNG Kayhan -; SNG MŁnchen -; SNG TŁbingen -, VF, weight 0.740 g, maximum diameter 10.2 mm, die axis 180o, Klazomenai (Urla, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left; reverse HPAKΛEI∆HΣ (magistrate) clockwise starting lower left, swan standing left, head turned back right, wings open, control symbol below; very rare; $140.00 SALE |PRICE| $126.00
Leukai, Ionia, c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Leukai (also Leucae or Leuce) was a small town of ancient Ionia, close to Phocaea. Leukai was, according to Pliny, on an island promontory. From Scylax we learn that it had harbors. According to Diodorus, the Persian admiral Tachos founded the town on an eminence on the sea coast in 352 B.C. Shortly after Tachos died, and the Clazomenians and Cymaeans quarreled over the town until the former took control. Leukai was near the site of the battle between the consul Publius Licinius Crassus Mucianius and the Pergamene rebel Aristonicus in 131 B.C.GB89085. Bronze AE 11, cf. BMC Ionia p. 157, 5 (magistrate); SRCV II 4472 (same); SNG Cop -; SNGvA -; SNG Kayhan -; SNG MŁnchen -; SNG TŁb -, F, green patina, scratches, tight flan, obverse off center, weight 1.209 g, maximum diameter 11.0 mm, die axis 0o, Leukai mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left; reverse swan standing left, head turned back right, ΛEO horizontal lower left, uncertain magistrates name clockwise starting lower left; $24.00 SALE |PRICE| $21.60
Syracuse, Sicily, Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C.
Sear's Greek Coins and Their Values listed this type at £1,500 in 1978!SH10964. Gold 80 litrae, BMC 416v, SGCV I 970v, SNG Cop 778v (legend blunder is variety for all refs), VF, ex jewelry damage, weight 4.27 g, maximum diameter 15.00 mm, die axis 45o, Syracuse mint, 306 - 289 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse AΓAΘOKAEOE / BAΣIΛEΩΣ, winged thunderbolt, TP monogram below, no border; the tyrant's name AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ is blundered, reading A instead of Λ and ending in "E" vice the normal"Σ", apparently clipped, holed and filled; SOLD