Dogs on ancient coins

Dogs and hounds on Greek and Roman coins
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Mysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte. Winged dog standing left, head right, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.

Mysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte. Winged dog standing left, head right, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square.

Mysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte. Circa 500-450 BC. Dog crouching to left, tail raised; tunny fish left below / Quadripartite incuse square

Mysia, Kyzikos EL Hemihekte. Circa 500-450 BC. Dog crouching to left, tail raised; tunny fish left below / Quadripartite incuse square

Picenum, Hatria Æ As. Circa 275-225 BC. Head of Selinus facing; in right field, H / Sleeping dog curled right; below, [H]-AT. HN Italy 11; ICC 236; cf. Haeberlin pp. 203-6, 1-67 and pl. 74, 7. 401.80g, 66mm, 12h.  Very Fine, unusually good for this issue.

Picenum, Hatria Æ As. Circa 275-225 BC. Head of Selinus facing; in right field, H / Sleeping dog curled right; below, [H]-AT. HN Italy 11; ICC 236; cf. Haeberlin pp. 203-6, 1-67 and pl. 74, 7. 401.80g, 66mm, 12h. Very Fine, unusually good for this issue.

Sicily, Piakos, Onkia, c. 425-420 BC; AE (g 0,87; mm 11; h 12); PIAK, laureate head of river god l., Rv. Dog standing r.; above, two oak leaves. CNS III, p. 199, n. 3. Extremely rare, dark green patina, good very fine - about extremely fine.

Sicily, Piakos, Onkia, c. 425-420 BC; AE (g 0,87; mm 11; h 12); PIAK, laureate head of river god l., Rv. Dog standing r.; above, two oak leaves. CNS III, p. 199, n. 3. Extremely rare, dark green patina, good very fine - about extremely fine.

Sicily, Piakos, Tetras, c. 425-420 BC; AE (g 1,38; mm 19; h 7); PIAK, laureate head of river-god l.; on l. pellets, Rv. Dog rending stag; on r., oak leaf. CNS III, p. 198, n. 2/4. Rare, dark green patina, about extremely fine.

Sicily, Piakos, Tetras, c. 425-420 BC; AE (g 1,38; mm 19; h 7); PIAK, laureate head of river-god l.; on l. pellets, Rv. Dog rending stag; on r., oak leaf. CNS III, p. 198, n. 2/4. Rare, dark green patina, about extremely fine.

ucania, Metapontion, Stater, c. 340-330 BC; AR (g 7,63; mm 20; h 2); [ΛEYK]IΠΠΟΣ, head of Leucippus r., wearing Corinthian helmet; on l., seated dog. Rev. [META], barley ear; upon leaf r., bird with open wings; below, AMI. HNItaly 1576. Lightly toned, minor porosity, good very fine - about extremely fine.

ucania, Metapontion, Stater, c. 340-330 BC; AR (g 7,63; mm 20; h 2); [ΛEYK]IΠΠΟΣ, head of Leucippus r., wearing Corinthian helmet; on l., seated dog. Rev. [META], barley ear; upon leaf r., bird with open wings; below, AMI. HNItaly 1576. Lightly toned, minor porosity, good very fine - about extremely fine.

GREEK COINS  Umbria, Hatria   As circa 275-225, Æ 421.00 g. Head of Silenus facing, with animal's ears; on r., L. Rev. Dog lying asleep; below, H – AT. Haeberlin p. 205, 2 and pl. 74, 1 (this coin). Sydenham Aes Grave 180. Weber 216 (this coin). Campana p. 233, 1. ICC 236 (this coin illustrated). Historia Numorum Italy 11. Extremely rare and undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this interesting and intriguing issue. An exceptionally detailed portrait and a superb green patina. Good ext

GREEK COINS Umbria, Hatria As circa 275-225, Æ 421.00 g. Head of Silenus facing, with animal's ears; on r., L. Rev. Dog lying asleep; below, H – AT. Haeberlin p. 205, 2 and pl. 74, 1 (this coin). Sydenham Aes Grave 180. Weber 216 (this coin). Campana p. 233, 1. ICC 236 (this coin illustrated). Historia Numorum Italy 11. Extremely rare and undoubtedly the finest specimen known of this interesting and intriguing issue. An exceptionally detailed portrait and a superb green patina. Good ext

Umbria, Tuder, Cast Semis, c. 220-200 BC; AR (g 23,37; mm 33; h 12); Sleeping dog; above, [TVTERE], Rv. Lyre; on r., C. HNItaly 46; ICC 223 var (reverse letter). Very rare, dark patina, about extremely fine.

Umbria, Tuder, Cast Semis, c. 220-200 BC; AR (g 23,37; mm 33; h 12); Sleeping dog; above, [TVTERE], Rv. Lyre; on r., C. HNItaly 46; ICC 223 var (reverse letter). Very rare, dark patina, about extremely fine.

LUCANIA, Paestum (Poseidonia). Second Punic War. 218-201 BC. Æ Sescuncia (14mm, 2.39 g, 7h). Wreathed head of Demeter right; behind, pellet and Σ (mark of value) / Dog running right; above, pellet and Σ (mark of value). Crawford, Paestum 5/4a; HN Italy 1194. Near VF, rough dark green patina

LUCANIA, Paestum (Poseidonia). Second Punic War. 218-201 BC. Æ Sescuncia (14mm, 2.39 g, 7h). Wreathed head of Demeter right; behind, pellet and Σ (mark of value) / Dog running right; above, pellet and Σ (mark of value). Crawford, Paestum 5/4a; HN Italy 1194. Near VF, rough dark green patina

Sizilien Messana Mamertiner Bronze 278/270 v. Chr. Kopf des Adranos mit korinthischem Helm / Hund, im Feld F. Calciati I, S. 100, Em. 20 4.95 g.; Schwarzgraue Patina Sehr selten Vorzüglich  Die auf Sizilien verehrte Gottheit Adranos war Namensgeber für die Stadt Adranon, die am Fuße des Aetnas lag. Hier befand sich auch das Hauptheiligtum. In diesem sollen etwa tausend Hunde als heilige Tiere gehalten und dressiert worden sein.

Sizilien Messana Mamertiner Bronze 278/270 v. Chr. Kopf des Adranos mit korinthischem Helm / Hund, im Feld F. Calciati I, S. 100, Em. 20 4.95 g.; Schwarzgraue Patina Sehr selten Vorzüglich Die auf Sizilien verehrte Gottheit Adranos war Namensgeber für die Stadt Adranon, die am Fuße des Aetnas lag. Hier befand sich auch das Hauptheiligtum. In diesem sollen etwa tausend Hunde als heilige Tiere gehalten und dressiert worden sein.

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