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List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« on: April 27, 2020, 11:39:14 AM »
I wanted to collect all the islands of Greece on coins, for fun.
It is known that in antiquity the ancient Greeks often had cities and colonies on the islands, there were a lot of them. And while they had developed the production of coins.
I looked through different catalogs of antique coins, and have never seen a full review and a complete list geographical islands in ancient Greece. The focus is only on policies, or states, or dating, the political era, etc., but not the geographical individual islands.

Therefore, I became interested in collecting my complete list of all geographical islands in ancient Greece, for which there are ancient coins. It is possible that this is interesting to someone else, and will be needed for new research ..

Since there are not many people interested in this topic, I will show briefly
micrographs and lists of these discovered coins with the names of the Greek islands.

As a result of my research, I came to the need to divide
all ancient Greek islands in 12 areas:

1 Cyclades Islands coins
2 Dodecanese Islands coins
3 North Aegean Islands coins
4 Saronic Islands coins
5 Sporades Islands coins
6 Crete & Ionian Islands coins
7 Ionian Islands coins
8 Sicily islands coins
9 Illyria islands coins
10 Baleares islands coins
11 Mysia - Marmara islands coins
12 Greece Other islands coins

If there are people who want to consider this in detail, or discuss it, or supplement it,
or to challenge the lists, then this may be interesting ...

ps:  List of islands of Greece - Wikipedia
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Re: List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 11:43:12 AM »
1 Cyclades Islands coins:
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Re: List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 11:44:51 AM »
2 Dodecanese Islands coins:
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Re: List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 11:47:15 AM »
3 North Aegean Islands coins:
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 11:49:37 AM »
4 Saronic Islands coins
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 11:51:04 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 11:53:35 AM »
6 Crete & Ionian Islands coins
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 12:00:32 PM »
8 Sicily islands coins (& Aeolian islands)
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11 Mysia - Marmara islands coins
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Re: List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2021, 02:53:03 PM »
I took a map for one of the island groups - Cyclades Islands, and placed one coin next to the name of each island for the sample. In total, I found 20 islands with separate coins, in this group.
It is possible that there were more islands with their own coins, so sometimes a question mark is put on the map:

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Re: List of islands of antique Greece: old coins
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2021, 09:30:39 PM »
Alex, what a wonderfully informative thread!
I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through the different sections! Great visuals :applause:
Thanks for putting this together I've found it very interesting and it has given me some ideas for future purchases...Paul
I'm actually in the process of collecting the 12 Olympian gods in Greek ancients and do have this one from Samos you might like?
Ionia Samos AE13 Circa 350 BC, 13.07 mm/3.08 grams
Obverse: Head of Hera left
Reverse: Lion's scalp facing
SNG Copenhagen 1694