Catalogue of Greek Coins: Thessaly to Aetolia, Volume 6

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Page xxviii - ... delineation of limbs and features, outlines made not with pebbles but with long strips of terra-cotta or lead wire were employed. Pictures made in this technique reflect a taste for heroic hunt scenes and fights with wild animals, themes inspired from court art glorifying the ruler. The next innovation came at the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 3rd century BC, when the introduction of new principles led to the abandonment of the pebble technique. Cut mosaic pieces permitted the nearly...
Page 233 - GRAMMES. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. Grains. Grammes. 161 10-432 201 13-024 241 15-616 290 18-79 162 10-497 202 13-089 242 15-680 300 19-44 163 10-562 203 13-154 243 15-745 310 20-08 164 10-626 204 13-219 244 15-810 320 20-73 165 10-691 205 13-284 245 15-875 330 21-38 166 10-756 206 13-348 246 15-940 340 22-02 167 10-821 207 13-413 247 16-005 350 22-67 168 10-886 208...
Page lii - Catalogue rests on the same authority,* and appears to be certain, as the whole of the letters STPA are visible on other specimens. It would appear that Stratus was the mint of the Acarnanian League in early times, as the early coins of the League have the same types as those of Stratus. It would seem that from some cause or other, there was in Acarnania a cessation of coinage from about the BC 300 — 168.
Page xxxvi - rushes from several openings in the rock, and immediately forms a stream, which is conveyed in a channel lined with wrought stones, once belonging to Hellenic buildings." The plantations of Pherae owed their fertility to the waters of this stream. § The type of a halfhorse occurs perhaps with the same meaning at Tanagra in Boeotia. Of the river of Tanagra, Leake || writes, " The river Lari, although only a small brook, is said not to fail in summer.
Page v - Poole, and I have carefully revised it, comparing every coin with the corresponding description. REGINALD STUART POOLE.
Page xli - It is probably at just the same period that at Apollonia in Illyria, in consequence of this change, the class of coins which we have mentioned ceased, and in their place appeared a class of coins of the weight of the Roman denarius, having on the obverse the head of Apollo, and on the reverse three nymphs. These coins also bear the names of two magistrates, one on the obverse and the other on the reverse; the latter in the nominative. There is no corresponding class of money at Dyrrhachium, which...
Page xlvii - The group of cow and calf is of great antiquity and oriental origin. It is found on Egyptian and Assyrian monuments, as well as those of Persia, Lycia, and Phoenicia. It was undoubtedly connected with the worship of the Asiatic Goddess who passed under many names in various parts of the Levant, Mylitta, Anaitis, or Cybele.
Page liv - Lencas was retained by the Romans; but it is far more probable that practical autonomy was granted to the city, as to Corcyra and Apollonia. To the period after BC 167 I would assign the series of Leucadian silver coins bearing the type of Artemis or Aphrodite, and a prow on the other side. These coins follow the Attic standard, no doubt in order that they may stand in easy relations towards the Roman denarius : their style is very late and rude. They probably...
Page xxvii - ... Melitaea, Lamia, Pharsalus, and Tricca. And although no one of these attributions is certain, yet it is probable that some of them may be well founded. At all events, the probability is that any money issued in Thessaly during the latter half of the fourth century would be of the regular Macedonian types. The abundance of the coins of Larissa as compared with those of Pharsalus and Pherae, during the fifth and the early part of the fourth century, is a remarkable and an unexplained fact. That...
Page xx - Thessalians to adhere to the Attic coin-weight, which was in use alike in Macedon and in Attica, or else, less probably, to adopt the 80 grain standard in use in Aetolia and in Boeotia.f But they do not do either consistently. The Magnetes issue drachms of the Attic standard ; the Oetaei coins which may be intended for Attic hemidrachms, but should rather, in view of their weight (34-6 grains) be considered as Attic tetrobols, or the halves of the contemporary Boeotian coins of 80 grains weight.

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