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Greek: Thrace-Maroneia


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Stater (Persic Standard), c.411/410-398/397 BC
(No legend)
Horse galloping left with trailing rein
MAR_WN_ITE_WN
Legend surrounding linear square containing grape arbor
22mm x 23mm, 11.77g
Schönert-Geiss period VI, 168 (V13/R14)


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Triobol, c.398-385 BC
M | H | T
Forepart of horse left
M | A
Dotted square containing bunch of grapes on vine with leaves and tendrils, leaf series mark in right field
15mm, 2.83g
Schönert-Geiss period VII, 267ff


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Triobol, c.398-385 BC
A | P | F
Forepart of horse left
M | A
Dotted square containing bunch of grapes on vine with leaves and tendrils hanging right
14mm x 15mm, 2.44g
Schönert-Geiss period VII, ?


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Stater (Persic Standard), c.386/385-348/347 BC, Neomenios as Magistrate
(No legend)
Horse galloping left with trailing rein, filleted bucranium in upper right field
EPI / NE_MH_NIO
Legend surrounding linear square containing grape arbor
22mm x 24mm, 10.57g
Schönert-Geiss period VIII, 431 (V13/R18); West 104 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 605 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1197 (same dies)


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Tridrachm (Persic Standard), c.350 BC, Kallikrateos as Magistrate
(No legend)
Horse galloping left with trailing rein, Pomeranian below
EPI / K_ALL_IKRA_TEOS
Legend surrounding linear square containing grape arbor all in incuse square
21mm x 24mm, 11.33g
Schönert-Geiss period VIII, 487 (V33/R57); SNG Copenhagen 603


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Stater (Persic Standard), c.386/385-348/347 BC, Metronos as Magistrate
MARWNITWN
Horse galloping right with trailing rein
EPI MH / TRWNOS
Legend above and below linear square containing grape arbor
Plow in left field
23mm x 24mm, 10.99g
Schönert-Geiss period VIII, 504 (V42/R69); Weber 2335, pl. 90 (same dies); West 133a-c (same dies); Münsterberg 94

Notes: Schönert-Geiss knew of just 6 specimens:

1. Berlin, Löbbecke
2. ANS
3. Weber
4. Vienna
5. Egger List 49, #85 (1926) = Egger List 51, #79 (1927) = Egger List 53, #72 (1928) = Egger List 55, #91 (1929)
6. Private Collection, published (Wallenheim 1460)

The whereabouts of the Egger coin or the Wallenheim coin are unknown and either could be this coin, although more likely this specimen is a more recent find.


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Hemidrachm, 386/385-348/347 BC, Noumeniou as Magistrate
M | A | RW
Forepart of horse right
EPI | NOU | MH | NIOU
Legend around dotted square containing bunch of grapes on vine with leaves and tendrils
16mm, 2.23g
Schönert-Geiss period VIII, 565ff


Thrace-Maroneia, AE14, 400-350 BC
(No legend)
Horse prancing right, monogram below
MAR_WNI_WN
Linear square containing vine with grapes
M in exergue
13mm x 14mm, 3.76g
Sear GCV 1636


Thrace-Maroneia, AE13, 400-350 BC
(No legend)
Horse prancing right, monogram below
MAR_WNI_WN
Linear square containing vine with grapes
Vine with grapes (?) in exergue
12mm x 13mm, 2.35g
Sear GCV 1636


Thrace-Maroneia, AR Tetradrachm, 189/188-49/45 BC
(No legend)
Wreathed head of young Dionysos right
DIONUSOU / SWTHROS / MARWNITWN
Dionysos standing facing, head left, bunch of grapes in right hand, two narthex stalks in left
Monograms in left and right fields
31mm x 33mm, 16.72g
Schönert-Geiss, Period X, 1021/2 (Similar to V18/Unlisted reverse die)

Imitative Issues

Local imitation of Thrace-Maroneia, AR Triobol (Persic Standard), c.4th-3rd Centuries BC, "Ilistoleu" as Magistrate
M / O / L | P
Forepart of horse right
EPI | ILI | STO | LEW
Legend around dotted square containing bunch of grapes on vine with leaves and tendrils
14mm x 15mm, 2.11g
Imitating Schönert-Geiss periods VII and VIII, c.398/397-386/385 and 348/347 BC

Notes: The magistrate is not recorded and seems to be corrupt. Style is very good, but nonetheless a little off, e.g., the grapes are engraved backwards. The obverse with monograms in fields, S-G period VII, normally has reverse with M-A, etc. within the border around the grape-bunch. The reverse of this example copies the subsequent period, S-G period VIII, where the magistrate's name is around the outer border.


Local imitation of Thrace-Maroneia, AE14, c.Late 2nd Century BC ?
(No legend)
Horse standing right
...OCBE...
Linear square containing boxes
14mm x 15mm, 1.77g
Sear GCV 1636 for normal issue type

Overstruck on apparently official Colchis-Dioscurias, AE14, c.Late 2nd Century BC ?
(No legend)
Caps of the Dioscuri surmounted by stars
DI | OS / KOU | RIA / D | OS
Legend in three lines left and right of thyrsos
SNG BM Black Sea 1021; SNG Stancomb 638