KINGS of BAKTRIA, GRECO-BAKTRIAN KINGS. DEMETRIOS I. Circa 200-185 BC. AE Triple Unit (30mm, 12.54 g, 12h). Head of elephant right, wearing bell around neck / Kerykeion; monogram to inner left. Bopearachchi Serie 5E; SNG ANS 209-211. EF, dark brown patina, slight double striking, very minor smoothing.
KINGDOM OF MACEDON. Alexander III, The Great (336-323 B.C.), Silver Dekadrachm, 42.28g,. Minted at Babylon, struck during the lifetime of Alexander, c.325-323 B.C. Head of young Herakles facing to right, wearing a lion’s skin headdress. Rev. AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus, naked to waist, his left foot resting on a footstool, enthroned to left, holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a sceptre in his left, a small bee in the left field, a monogram and M below the throne
THRACE. Mesambria. Ca. 250-175 BC. AR tetradrachm (16.78 gm). Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram and Corintian helmet in left field.
The famous "Poor Widow's Mite" bronze leptons of Alexander Jannaeus 103-76 BC. Seleucid anchor, Greek "BASILEWS ALEXANDPOY" / wheel with 8 ray-like spokes, Hebrew "Yehonatan the King." Minted during the 1st Century BC but circulated during the time of Christ. They are referred-to in the Gospel of Luke 21:1-4. These leptons were the smallest and lowest denomination coin that circulated in Jerusalem during Christ’s lifetime.