PONTOS KABEIRA bronze late 2nd-early 1st century BC


PONTOS, KABEIRA, minor, late 2nd-early 1st century BC, Obverse: aegis with Gorgon head, Reverse: Nike advancing R, ΚΑΒΗΡΩΝ, MTK monogram R, bronze, 20mm, 8.55g, SG3653, VF

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In 2021 or so a batch of high quality coins came into the market.

Kabeira (Cabira) was a city in northern central Anatolia. It was a small town. In the late 2nd century BC period there was evidently a monetary alliance with a number of other Pontine cities, notably Amisos, which all struck the Gorgoneion on Aegis and Nike type.

We think that our culture grew out of the culture of Greece because it was in Greece (and in China) that people started thinking about how things could be different than they were in a world where everything was dangerous and might made right. They also established principles of artistic expression that we still use today. We see this approach to art in their coins.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.