Ancient Coinage of Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia


Note: Whether Agathoclea / Agathopolis was located in Thrace or in Asia Minor is still uncertain. Borrell, one of the first authors to document the coins below, based his "Thrace" attribution on a document by the 13th century historian Pachymeres. Robert believed that Miletopolis, Mysia was renamed Agathopolis for a while, in honour of Lysimachos' son, Agathokles. Rigsby dismisses the suggestion that Miletopolis and Agathopolis was one and the same place.... With regard to the iconography, i.e. the reverse image types, it is quite likely that Agathopolis was indeed in Mysia or Ionia.

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Borrell 3Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia. AE17, Civic issue. ca 300 BC. 4.14 g. Diademed male head right / AΓAΘO, Owl standing right, head facing; spearhead right below. Borrell 3; BMC 1-2.TextImage
Borrell 4Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia, AE13, ca. 300 BC. 1.99 g. Young male head right, hair bound in a taenia / AΓAΘO, double-bodied owl standing facing. Borrell 4 in NC 1841; Head p. 258.TextImage
Borrel 5Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia. ca300 BC. AE12. Male head right / AΓAΘ, owl standing right on spearhead (off flan). Borrel 5 in NC 1841. BMC 1 var. TextImage
SNG Turkey 4, 331Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia. AE13. ca 300 BC. Young male head right / AΓAΘO, Owl standing right. SNG Turkey 4, 331. TextImage
Stancomb 1Agathopolis, Thrace or Mysia. ca 300 BC. AE 16mm. Diademed male head right / AΓA within laurel wreath. TextImage
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