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Evagoras I : : : : : : was a ruler of great power and audacity, who by force of arms asserted his independence of the Great King, and was never subdued, but at last made a compact with him ' as a king with a king'. That this high-spirited monarch should have broken through the tradition, and issued gold coins on his own account, need not surprise us. It is more remarkable that all his successors on the throne of Salamis should have continued the issues down to the time of Alexander the Great, and that the rival Phoenician kings of Citium should have Brandis suggests ^ that this must have been followed their example.

Xnother remarkable p)ld stater, probably from the Sidor. finds, bears on the obverse a head of voun^ Herakles, and on the reverse This is no doubt a coin of I'eri^amon a third of a I'alladium. ; a stater with the same reverse, but with the head nt Athena on the known. ^ M. selves at Pergamon, after the obverse, is also death of Alexander. c. 400. st, and the circumst^inces under which they were issued, it will l)e well to nni through the conand the Islands of the temporaneous gold issues in Greece proper, Aegean.

S. so litlK- PiujKmtis. s a( o( Myiii Imd s«itra|»s tcwist inu"»t hftvi' htul fntiuriit ii-latinns mlluTi' HKrii>ii riir. wi( oninurcijil as tli< and Alivdos. 'i-nis of Athens than that of tlu- it wii^ IVi-sian satraps ot lalhtr Mysia the gold coins of the shore of the I'rojmntis in the crtIv fourth ccnturv. rise to niav hrictlv summarize the historic situation as follows. I dillicult vcr>' to trace the history detail in (if llu (intk It cities is of the Projwntis during the fieriod ii. \thcnian disaster in Sicily and the rise of the Greek kingdom of < Thcv Syria.

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