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Ancient and World Coin Auction Sale 55, OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2009 ANCIENT AND WORLD COINS THE GOLDBERG OFFICES 350 South Beverly Dr., Suite 350 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-551-2646

SESSION 1, ANCIENT COINS & ANTIQUITIES

Thursday, October 29th, 10:00 AM Goldberg Offices Antiquities will begin at approximately 5 PM Lots 1-866

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SESSION 2, WORLD COINS

By Appointment Only Through October 24, 2009 9am - 5pm

Friday, October 30th, 10:00 AM Goldberg Offices Lots 867-1756

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Sale #59, May 30, 2010 The Dan Holmes Collection Part II, Middle Dates

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Featuring Historical Documents & Collectibles With Space and Aviation $15 US Domestic | $40 International

United States Coins & Currency, (Pre-Long Beach) Featuring The Phyllis Thompson Large Cent Collection $15 US Domestic | $40 International

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Sale #60, September 19, 2010 The Dan Holmes Collection of Large Cent Errors The Davy Collection of Half Cent Errors

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Sale #60 September 20-22, 2010

United States Coins & Currency, Ancient & World Coins (Pre-Long Beach) Featuring U.S. Gold, Ancient & World Coins, U.S. Currency $15 US Domestic | $40 International

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Ancient and World Coin Auction

Sale 55, OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2009 ANCIENT AND WORLD COINS

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All bids must be received 6 business hours prior to the Auction Session. Your Absentee Bid Form should contain bids for one sale only; the sale name and sale number should appear at the top. Please place your bids as early as possible. In the event of identical bids, the earliest bid received will take precedence. Bidders MUST read through our Terms and Conditions before submitting bids. These terms contain important information regarding our guarantees, billing, shipping, and return policies.

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If you are unable to attend the auction in person, and wish to place bids, you may give Ira & Larry Goldberg’s bid department instructions to bid on your behalf. Our representatives will try to purchase the lot for the lowest price possible, and will not purchase the lot for more than you indicate. This service is free and confidential. Note: Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles offers this service as a convenience to clients who are unable to attend the sale in person, and although we will make every effort, we will not be responsible for error or failure to execute bids.

If you have a “limit” that you must stay within you must clearly notate this limit on your bid sheet. We will buy your lots as inexpensively as possible but will not exceed your “limit”.

You may bid live and view our online catalogues on our website or on ICollector at www.iCollector.com (where additional premiums, terms & conditions apply). Visit www.goldbergcoins.com to learn how to bid Live. You may read our terms & conditions online as well as download our Bidding and Bidder Credit Reference Forms. You must be registered with our firm with an email and customer number and have been an active bidder in recent sales to be audtomatically registered for Goldberg Live Bidding. All customers not recently active or registered should contact our offices to register. Live bidding is free and confidential. Please note that Live Bids are executed LIVE on the floor and are not prior bids. Goldberg is not responsible for any missed lots due to network speed or down time.

PLACING ABSENTEE BIDS To place bids, please use the Absentee Bidder Form provided in this catalog. Be sure to accurately put the lot number and the maximum price you are willing to pay on each lot. Always indicate a top limit or the amount which you would bid if you were attending the auction in person. This amount should not include the buyers commission noted in chapter 16 of the “Terms and Conditions of sale”.

MAIL BIDS When bidding by mail, you frequently purchase lots for less than your maximum bid. On the floor of the auction, bidding will open at 5-10% above the second highest mail bid: We act on your behalf as the highest mail bidder. If the auctioneer recognizes no other bids from the floor, you will be awarded the lot at the opening bid. If bidding proceeds from the floor, the company, acting as your agent, bids in increments over the previous bid. This process is continued until you are awarded the lot or you are outbid by the floor.

“OR BIDS” Alternative bids should be indicated by using the word “OR” between the lot numbers. Then if your bid on an early lot is successful, we will not continue to bid on any other lots for you. Or, if your early bids are unsuccessful, we will continue to execute bids for alternative lots until a bid is successful. Bids must always be placed in the same order as the lot numbers appear in the catalog.

TELEPHONE BIDS Bids may be placed by telephone, but are accepted only at Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles discretion and at the risk of the telephone bidder. We will not be responsible for error or failure to notify the customer in a timely manner during the auction. The telephone bidder must notify the company at least 24 hours prior to auction all lots the bidder is interested in bidding on. The telephone bidder should have a preconceived idea of the top limit that he/she would like to bid prior to auction. In some instances, the representative of the company will request this information at the time of auction. This information assists us in the bidding process by giving us a range to stay active in the bidding. We will not notify the auctioneer of your limit and will buy your lot at the lowest price possible.

BUYER’S PREMIUM The “top limit” you indicate on your bid form is for the hammer price only. Please keep in mind that a buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price of each lot you buy and is payable by you, together with the applicable sales tax and shipping charges which is applied to the total cost of your purchase (the total cost includes the buyer’s premium). Goldberg premium is 15%, other Live Bidding sites may charge 20% or more.

SUCCESSFUL BIDS Successful bidders will be notified and invoiced within a few days of the sale. Prices realized are posted on our website immediately following each session, and are subject to change until the completion of the sale.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE These Terms and Conditions of Sale set forth the terms of a public auction sale conducted in Beverly Hills, California by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., a Nevada corporation, California Auction Bond No. 3S95453300 (hereinafter, the “Auctioneer” or “Goldberg”). The Terms and Conditions of sale, the glossary, if any, and all other contents of this catalog are subject to amendment by us by the posting of notices or by oral announcements made during the sale. By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions. 1 This catalog contains the description of property of multiple consignors (the “Consignors”), and may include consignments from Goldberg, its principals, and affiliated or related companies and their employees, officers, or principals. All persons seeking to bid, whether in person, through an agent or employee, or by telephone, facsimile or mail, must have a catalogue and register to bid at the auction, either by completing a registration card or by completing the bid sheet incorporated into the catalogue. The Purchaser acknowledges that an invoice describing a lot by number incorporates the catalogue by reference. 2 By submitting a bid, whether in person, by mail, by phone, by facsimile or through an employee or agent, the Bidder acknowledges (i) receipt of the catalogue, (ii) that the Bidder has read the Terms and Conditions of Sale and the descriptions for the lots on which they have bid, and (iii) that they agree to adhere to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Acceptance of Bids: Anyone wishing to place bids on lots who will not be attending the live auction must submit their bid(s) at least six (6) business hours prior to the auction session. Bidder is responsible for verifying said bids were received by Goldberg. 3 Each Bidder’s determination of it’s bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s), rather than the grade represented in this Catalogue or elsewhere. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE PURCHASER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OF VALUATION CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES. All Floor Bidders acknowledge that the Auctioneer can decline to accept bids from the a Floor Bidder who is known to have not, in fact, examined the lot prior to the sale. 4 All material shall be sold in separate lots to the highest Bidder as determined by Auctioneer. If any dispute arises during or immediately after the sale of a lot, Auctioneer shall have the right to rescind the lot offered and put the lot up for sale again. In all cases, Auctioneer’s decision shall be fi-

nal. For the protection of any Mail Bidder, no “unlimited” or “buy” bids will be accepted. Goldberg shall have the right in its sole and absolute discretion to reject any such bid received. When identical bids are received for a lot, preference is given to the first bid received as determined by the Auctioneer. A mail bid will take precedence over an identical floor bid; a Floor Bidder must bid higher than the highest mail bid to be awarded any lot. 5 Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. No lot will be broken up unless the Auctioneer determines otherwise. Lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless Auctioneer directs otherwise. 6 All lots may carry a reserve. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions of Sale, a reserve means a confidential price below which the Auctioneer will not sell an item or will re-purchase on behalf of the Consignor or for the account of Goldberg. 7 The Auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller; a Bidder by mail, telephone or facsimile; or any other participant in the sale. The Auctioneer may also bid on behalf of the Consignor up to the amount of the reserve, by (i) accepting bids from floor agents on behalf of the Consignor, or any affiliated or related company of the Auctioneer or the Consignor; (ii) by placing successive or consecutive bids for any lot; or (iii) by placing bids in response to other Bidders. 8 Auctioneer reserves the right, at his sole discretion, (i) to accept or decline any bid, (ii) to accept or decline any challenge to any bid or bidding increment, (iii) to reduce any mail bid received, (iv) to open the bidding of a lot at any level deemed appropriate by the Auctioneer, and (v) to determine the prevailing bid. Bids will not be knowingly accepted from persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment that the Terms and Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of

the Bidder. 9 It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another bidder to pay less than the fair value for a lot. Bidders in the sale acknowledge that the law provides for substantial penalties in the form of treble damages and attorneys’ fees and costs for those who violate these provisions. 10 Goldberg reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time, even after the hammer has fallen, until the Purchaser has taken physical possession of the lot. No Consignor who has registered to bid at the sale (or at any other time unless otherwise provided in the consignment agreement), or any Purchaser or prospective Bidder shall have a right to claim any damages, direct, consequential or otherwise, if a lot is withdrawn, even after the sale. 11 GOLDBERG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is for an amount (plus the fifteen percent (15%) Buyer’s Commission) that he or she is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile or other electronic media and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and the Auctioneer has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake. 12 THIS IS NOT AN APPROVAL SALE. All lots sold to the highest Bidder as determined by Auctioneer are final. Floor Bidders are encouraged to carefully examine all lots which they are interested in purchasing because all sales of items viewed by Purchasers in advance of a sale, even if the sale is by mail, telephone or facsimile, and all lots bid upon by the Floor Bidders, together with all those presenting Goldberg with a resale certificate tificate, out of state resale certificate, or similar evidence that they are acting as a dealer ARE FINAL AND SUCH ITEMS MAY NOT BE RETURNED. (continued on next page)

If the description of any lot in the catalogue is incorrect, the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by Goldberg no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the sale date. No return or refund of any auction lot will be considered except by reason of lack of authenticity, unless otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions of Sale. All lots are sold under the condition that any claims challenging grading, authenticity or methods of manufacture must be made in writing within five (5) calendar days of receipt of material. All disputed lots must be returned intact as received in their original, sealed and unopened container. Late remittance or removal of any lot from its original container constitutes just cause for revocation of all return privileges for any reason. 13 All prospective Bidders who are allowed the opportunity to examine lots prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. Goldberg shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. 14 Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Purchaser. Goldberg reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Purchaser. 15 It is the Purchaser’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in his or her possession. Purchaser assumes any and all RISK OF LOSS once the lot(s) is in Purchaser’s possession. 16 BUYER’S COMMISSION OF FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%) will be added to all purchases made by all Purchasers, except Consignors, regardless of Purchaser’s affiliation with any group or organization, and will be based upon the total amount of the final bid. 17 Pursuant to a separate agreement with Auctioneer, Consignors or their agents may be permitted to bid on their own lots in the sale and may receive a rebate commission in whole or in part if successful. Under some circumstances, Goldberg may agree with a Consignor (i) not to require the Consignor to pay for all or part of any items bid upon or re-purchased by the Consignor; (ii) when or where an advance has been made, to have the Consignor pay an agreed upon difference to Goldberg; or (iii) to allow an offset against

other transactions with Consignor. Where the Consignor has re-purchased a lot and the lot is either returned to the Consignor or otherwise dealt with or disposed of in accordance with the Consignor’s direction, or pursuant to contractual agreement, Goldberg reserves the right to so note in the prices realized or to omit a price from the price realized. Every Consignor who registers to bid in the sale, whether to “protect” a lot, or for any other purpose, agrees to all other Terms and Conditions of Sale per this agreement. 18 Lots must be paid for within 14 days of receipt of invoice or delivery. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, auction sales are strictly cash above $2,500.00 in U.S. Funds payable through a bank in the United States. Contact Goldberg for wiring instructions before sending a wire. Goldberg reserves the right to decline to release lots for which funds have not yet cleared. Credit card (Visa & Mastercard only) purchases will be accepted on totals not exceeding $2,500. On any cash transaction or series of transaction exceeding $10,000, Treasury Form 8300 may be filed. 19 Purchaser agrees to promptly pay, on demand, any sales tax, or any other tax, if required by law to be collected, postage, handling, and shipping insurance plus the fifteen percent (15%) Buyer’s Commission, and any other taxes required by law to be charged or collected, together with any interest or penalty that may be assessed.

20 Purchaser grants to Goldberg or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due Purchaser by Goldberg, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Purchaser in possession or control of Goldberg or from any sums due to Purchaser by Goldberg. Purchaser further grants Goldberg a purchase money security interest in such sums or items to the extent applicable, and agrees to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant Goldberg such security interest. Purchaser agrees that Goldberg and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Purchaser and in the possession of Goldberg, to the extent of the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. 21 By bidding in this sale, Purchaser personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. If the Purchaser is a corporation, the officers, directors, and principals of the corporation hereby agree to personally and unconditionally guarantee payment as part

of the corporation’s agreement to bid. The authorized representative of any corporate Purchaser who is present at the sale shall provide Goldberg or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by each principal, director and officer that they each personally and unconditionally guarantee any payment due Goldberg. 22 No bids will be accepted from Floor Bidders and Mail Bidders who have not previously established credit with Goldberg unless they first (i) furnish satisfactory credit references or (ii) deposit at least twenty-five percent (25%) of their total bids for that session(s), or such other amounts as Goldberg may require, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any deposits made pursuant to this paragraph will be applied to such Bidders purchases. Any unused portion of such deposit will be promptly refunded upon clearance of the funds. 23 On any accounts past due, Goldberg reserves the right to extend credit and impose periodic charges, pursuant to these Terms and Conditions of Sale or as set forth in the Purchaser’s invoice. If the auction invoice is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will earn interest at the rate of one-and-onehalf percent (1 1/2%) per month until paid. In the event this interest rate exceeds the interest permitted by law, the same shall be adjusted to the maximum rate permitted by law. Goldberg further reserves the right to resell the merchandise, or to have an affiliated or related company do so. Purchaser agrees to pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs and other collection costs incurred by Goldberg or any affiliated or related company to collect past due invoices, including reasonable costs of any resale of the merchandise. Purchaser also agrees to pay the difference between the resale price and any previous disbursements. Money realized from the resale shall be applied as follows: (i) to pay sums due to the consignor, (ii) to pay Goldberg standard commissions and fees for the resale, (iii) to pay Goldberg any sums owed to it by purchaser, and the remainder, if any, will be paid to the Purchaser. Goldberg reserves the right to assign its interest to any third party. 24 Goldberg may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Purchasers. 25 The Auctioneer may bid for his or its own account at any auction (continued on next page)

(even though it may not be required to pay a Buyer’s Commission, or other charges that other Purchasers may be required to pay) and may have access to information concerning the lots and items contained therein that is not otherwise available to the public. Any conflict of interest or claim of competitive advantage resulting therefrom is expressly waived by all participants in the sale. 26 If a dispute arises concerning ownership of a lot that has been bid upon, Goldberg reserves the right to commence a statutory interpleader proceeding at the expense of the Consignor and successful Purchaser and any other applicable party, and in such event Goldbergs shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 27 In the event of a successful challenge to the title to any goods purchased, Goldberg agrees to reimburse any Purchaser in an amount equal to the successful bid price actually paid by Purchaser at auction plus any Buyer’s Commission actually paid, in full and complete satisfaction of all claims, such reimbursement once tendered by Goldberg, relieves and releases Goldberg from any responsibility whatsoever to the Purchaser, even if the instrument is not cashed or is returned. 28 Goldberg reserves the right to postpone the auction sale or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages.

DISCLAIMERS AND WARRANTIES ALL ITEMS OFFERED IN THIS CATALOGUE ARE GUARANTEED TO BE GENUINE. THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY THAT THE ITEM SOLD IS NOT COUNTERFEIT, THAT ITS DATE OR MINTMARK HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED AND THAT THE COIN HAS NOT BEEN “REPAIRED.” 29 Any other warranty is expressly disclaimed; Goldberg offers no representation that a numismatic item has or has not been cleaned; that any toning is natural or artificial; that any coin will meet the standards or grade of any independent grading service; that any item has a particular provenance or pedigree, or that a numismatic item is struck or produced in a particular style. Any statement concerning such matters reflects an opinion only. Questions regarding the minting of a coin as a proof

or as a business strike relate to the method of manufacture and not to authenticity. a. The descriptions contained herein represent the Cataloger’s good faith opinion, or the opinion of an independent grading service, as to the state of preservation and strike. When a grade from an independent grading service is utilized, the information is provided strictly for the convenience of the bidder by mail, telephone or facsimile. Bidders and Purchasers acknowledge that (i) grading is an art, not a science; (ii) the grades contained in the catalogue represent the opinion of the Auctioneer based upon its experience; (iii) it is possible that two people will not always grade the same items alike; and (iv) as market conditions change, grading standards change, and will most likely continue to do so in the future. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY GRADE DESCRIPTION, WHICH IS MERELY AN OPINION THAT IS LIKELY TO DIFFER, EVEN AMONG EXPERTS. PURCHASER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS CONCERNING AND RELATED TO THE GRADING OF A LOT BY AN INDEPENDENT GRADING SERVICE. b. Grading or condition of rare coins may have a material effect on the value of the item(s) purchased; and the opinion of third parties (including independent grading services) may differ from the independent grading service’s opinion or interpretation of Goldberg. Goldberg shall not be bound by any prior or subsequent opinion, determination or certification by any independent grading service. c. All oral and written statements made by Goldberg and its employees (including affiliated and related companies) are statements of opinion only, and are not warranties or representations of any kind, unless stated as a specific written warranty, and no employee or agent of Goldberg has authority to vary or alter these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Any alteration shall be effective only if in writing and signed by an officer of Goldberg authorized to do so. d. Bidders shall have no recourse against the Consignor for any reason whatsoever. e. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms and Conditions of Sale, COINS LISTED IN ANY CATALOGUE

GRADED BY PCGS, NGC, ICG, SEGS, ACCUGRADE, PCI, NTC OR ANACS CACHET MAY NOT BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. Please note that lack of a CAC seal does not necessarily mean that a coin was rejected. Not all coins were submitted for examination. 30 By bidding in the sale, (whether in person, by mail, telephone or facsimile, or through an agent), Bidder expressly consents to the following

WAIVER AND RELEASES Purchaser, for himself, his heirs, agents, successors and assigns, generally and specifically waives and releases, and forever discharges Goldberg, and its respective affiliates, parents, shareholders, agents, subsidiaries, employees, members of their respective boards of directors, and each of them, and their respective successors and assigns from any and all claims, rights, demands and causes of action and suites, of whatever kind or nature, whether in law or equity, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, which Purchaser may claim to have with respect to and/or arising out of, or in connection with any challenge to the title to any good purchased, the sale itself and/or the auction, except for reimbursement in the amount equal to any bid actually paid by Purchaser, plus any Buyer’s Commission actually paid by Purchaser where such reimbursement is authorized in these Terms and Conditions of Sale. It is the intention of Purchaser that this waiver and release shall be effective as a bar to each and every claim, demand, cause of action and suit that may arise hereunder, and Purchaser hereby knowingly and voluntarily waives any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred upon him by the provisions of the California Civil Code, which reads in full as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” 31 Neither Goldberg nor any affiliated or related company shall be responsible for incidental or consequential damages arising out of any failure of the Terms and Conditions of Sale of the auction or the conduct thereof and in no event shall liability for any such failure. (continued on next page)

exceed the purchase price paid 32 The sole remedy that any Purchaser in the auction shall have, whether such Purchase is bidding in person, by mail, by facsimile, by telephone, or through an employee or agent, for any claim or controversy arising out of the auction shall be a refund of the original purchase price and premium paid, if any. 33 Upon payment of any disputed sum, which in no event shall be greater than the original purchase price actually paid by Purchaser plus any commission or premium actually paid by Purchaser to Goldberg, Auctioneer and its employees shall be deemed released from any and all claims of the Bidder arising out of or in connection with the sale of such property. Purchaser agrees to execute prior to delivery of any refund, any documents reasonably requested to effect the intent of this paragraph. Should the Purchaser decline to do so, Purchaser hereby grants to Goldberg a limited power of attorney to unconditionally effect such release. 34 Rights granted to Bidders and Purchasers under these Terms and Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempt to assign or transfer any such rights shall be absolutely void and unenforceable. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder or Purchaser by these Terms and Conditions of Sale and terms of warranty. “Purchaser” shall mean the original Purchaser of the property from Goldberg and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Purchaser is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to Goldberg prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. 35 If the Purchaser fails to comply with one or more of these Terms and Conditions of Sale, then in addition to all other remedies which it may have at law or in equity, Goldberg may at its sole option, either (a) cancel the sale, retaining all payments made by Purchaser as liquidated damages, it being recognized that actual damages may be speculative or difficult to compute, or (b) sell some or all of the property and (some or all other property of the Purchaser held by Goldberg, if Goldberg deems necessary), in a quantity sufficient in the opinion of Goldberg to satisfy the indebtedness, plus all accrued charges. More than one such sale may take place at the option of Goldberg. Such sale may take place without

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Ancient and World Coin Auction SESSION SCHEDULE Sale 55, October 29 & 30, 2009 Ancient and World Coins

SESSION 1, ANCIENT COINS & ANTIQUITIES

Thursday, October 29th, 10:00 AM Goldberg Offices Lot 1-78 Lot 79-108 Lot 109-220 Lot 221 Lot 222-256 Lot 257-580 Lot 581-585 Lot 586-601 Lot 602 Lot 603-634 Lot 635-638 Lot 639-803

Ancient Greek Coinage Ancient Judea Coinage Ancient Roman Coinage The Ostrogoths Large Lots of Roman Coins Byzantine Empire The Empire of Nicaea The Empire of Thessalonica The Despotate of Epirus The Restored Byzantine Empire The Empire of Trebizond Large Lots of Byzantine Coinage

Antiquities will begin at approximately 5 PM

Lot 804-827 Lot 828-831 Lot 832-845 Lot 846-866

Egyptian Antiquities Persian Antiquities Greek Antiquities Roman Antiquities

SESSION 2, WORLD COINS

Friday, October 30th, 10:00 AM Goldberg Offices

Lot 867-1175 Lot 1176-1182 Lot 1183-1710 Lot 1711-1752 Lot 1753-1756

World Gold Coins World Gold Large Lots World Crowns and Minors Miscellaneous Worldwide Lots World Currency

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Ancient Greek Coinage

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Celtic Coinage, Danubian Region, c. Second Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.10 g). Bearded and laureate head right of Zeus. Reverse: Rider on horse prancing right. Cf. Dewing 63; cf. Forrer volume. I, p. 168, 325. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

Lucania. Metapontion, c. 530-510 BC. AR Nomos (7.88 g). Grain ear; ethnic to right. Reverse: Same, only incuse and without ethnic. Cf. Noe 76. Choice Very Fine. Unlike medieval Bracteates, these archaic staters of Magna Graecia employed a reverse as well as an obverse die. The alignment of the dies had to be quite exact or the flan would severly crack and be reassigned to the melting pot. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

Celtic Coinage, Danubian Region, c. 100-50 BC. AR Stater (12.42 g). Triple pearl diademed head right of Apollo. Reverse: Rider on horse prancing left. Forrer vol. I, plate 28, 302; Dewing 57. Choice Very Fine. Modeled after the Paeonian staters minted under King Patraos. Estimated Value ............................................................... $650 - 850 Enlargement 6

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Calabria. Taras, 344-334 BC. AR Stater or Nomos (8.00 g). Youth on horseback right being crowned by Nike. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin swimming left, holding trident and kantharos; beneath, waves. Vlasto 503. About Extremely Fine. A beautiful example of this beloved coin type.. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200

Lucania, Metapontion, c. 330 BC. Gold Third Stater, or Euboic-Attic Tetrobol (2.62 g). Head facing of Demeter with loosely falling hair, wearing low stephane; in lower right field, "NIKA". Reverse: Ear of grain with leaf on right; ethnic at left. Johnston (ANS NNM 164) plate 18, 3; cf. Gulbenkian 71. Rare. Choice Very Fine / About Extremely Fine. An exquisite Greek coin type, issued around 330 BC, this rare coin was struck to pay mercenaries during the period that Alexander the Molossian came to the rescue of Magna Graecia. Most of the existing examples of this and other associated gold issues are from the Bernalda hoard, discovered in 1935 (IGCH 1958). Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,800 - 2,200

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Calabria, Taras, c. 281-272 BC. AR Stater or Nomos (6.43 g). Horseman as Ephebus crowning himself; below, Ionic capital. Reverse: Taras on dolphin, holding akrostolion and distaff. Dewing 247-256; SNG ANS 1142-1150; Vlasto 804-807. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Lucania, Metapontion, 330-300 BC. AR Stater (7.93 g). Head right of Demeter wearing corn wreath. Reverse: Ear of grain; ethnic and ant to left, leaf with cornucopiae atop. Johnston (ANS NNM 164) plate 17, class D4.8-4.14; BMC 99. Irregular flan and a little flatness. Nicely toned, mainly in lilac hues; Extremely Fine. Many collectors of ancient Greek coins admire the numerous creatures present on coinage. At Metapontion, the grasshoppers, roosters, griffins, mice, ants, birds and snakes are part of the menagerie, just to mention a few. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Lucania, Metapontion, 330-300 BC. AR Stater (7.52 g). Head right of Demeter wearing corn wreath. Reverse: Ear of grain; to left, ethnic; to right, leaf with sixteen-pointed star above. Johnston (ANS NNM 164) plates 14-15, class C8; SNG ANS 500. Obverse field a bit rough. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Lucania, Metapontion, 330-300 BC. AR Stater (7.01 g). Head of Demeter three-quarter facing to right, wreathed with corn and wearing stephane. Reverse: Ear of grain; ethnic to left, bukranion to right. Johnston (ANS NNM 164) plate 11, class C2; BMC 117; Dewing 388. Three light slits on edge. Otherwise, Choice Very Fine. The ethnic, or city name, is normally reserved for the reverse field, as in this stater of Magna Graecia. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 24.

LUCANIA, POSEIDONIA, C. 530-510 BC. AR HALF STATER OR DRACHM (3.30 G)

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Lucania, Poseidonia, c. 530-510 BC. AR Half Stater or Drachm (3.30 g). Poseidon with chlamys over shoulder, advancing right and brandishing ornamented trident. Reverse: Similar, only incuse. SNG ANS 2; Dewing 397; Rosen 13. Rare. Extremely Fine, the obverse particularly boldly struck. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $7,000 - 8,000

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LUCANIA, THOURIOI, 350-281 BC. AR DISTATER

LOVELY HIMERA, C. 483-472 BC. AR DIDRACHM

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Lucania, Thourioi, 350-281 BC. AR Distater (15.4 g). Head right of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with Skylla. Reverse: Bull butting right; in exergue, two fish swimming right. Dewing 437; Noe (ANS NNM 71) Series J; SNG ANS --. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $3,000 - 4,000

Sicily. Himera, c. 483-472 BC. AR Didrachm (8.47 g). Cock standing left. Reverse: Crab. SNG Lloyd 1012 (these dies); Jenkins (suppl.) 1617, pl. III, 3; SNG Cop 303. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $3,500 - 4,000 Ex Hess-Leu sale 1962, lot 64.

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Bruttium, Kroton. Circa 530 BC. AR Stater or Nomos (7.85 g). Delphic tripod with three handles and legs terminating in lion's feet, two snakes arising from bowl. Reverse: Similar to obverse, but incuse and without ethnic. SNG ANS 230 (this obverse die). Some smoothing in fields, attractive for the type; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

Sicily, Leontinoi, c. 455-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75 g). Laureate head right of Apollo. Reverse: Lion's head right; around, four barley corns. SNG ANS 237. Striking marks at edge; scattered porosity. Lovely style; Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 44.

Sicily. Akragas, c. 464-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.33 g). Eagle standing left. Reverse: Crab within incuse circle. SNG ANS 976 (this obverse die). About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,500 - 4,000

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SICILY, MESSANA. 425-421 BC. AR TETRADRACHM (16.9 G)

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Sicily, Messana. 425-421 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.9 g). Biga of mules driven right by standing charioteer. Reverse:Hare running right; below, dolphin swimming right. Dewing 649; Caltabiano 487. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

Sicily, Messana. 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.32 g). Biga of mules driven left by city goddess Messana; above, Nike crowning charioteer. Reverse: Hare bounding right; behind hare, four grain stocks; [below, barley corn]. SNG ANS 379; Caltabiano 601. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

RARE MORGANTINA, THE SIKELIOTES, 215-212 BC. AR 8 LITRAI

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Sicily. Morgantina, The Sikeliotes, 215-212 BC. AR 8 Litrai (6.73 g). Veiled head of Kore left; behind head, leaf. Reverse: Quadriga being driven by winged Nike. SNG ANS 1168; Burnett (Enna Hoard) 10, 109. Beautifully toned; Superb Extremely Fine. It's likely that this rare coin was minted at Morgantina. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

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CLASSICAL SICILY, NAXOS, C. 420 BC. AR TETRADRACHM

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Sicily, Naxos, c. 420 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.8 g). Classical head right of Dionysos, wearing stephane decorated with ivy wreath. Reverse: Squatting Silenos holding kantharos and thyrsos; to left, ivy vine. Cahn (Naxos) 100 (these dies; V66/R82); Naster (La Collection Lucien de Hirsch) 513; BMC 19; Dewing 663; SNG ANS 524. Very rare. Well detailed; porosity mainly confined to the reverse. About Extremely Fine/ Very Fine. One of the classic types of ancient Greek coins. In 1944, Herbert Cahn enumerated only 51 tetradrachms of this type, all from the same obverse die, and utilizing five different reverse dies. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $20,000 - 30,000

FABULOUS SELINOS, 466-415 BC. AR TETRADRACHM

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Sicily, Selinos, 466-415 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.77 g). Slow quadriga driven left with Apollo holding bow and Artemis behind, holding reins. Reverse: River-god Selinos holding phiale over altar ornamented with cock; to right, selinon leaf and bull standing left on pedestal. SNG ANS 688; BMC 25. Minted from fresh dies; Superb Extremely Fine. Certainly one of the finest known of this active and beautifully detailed coin types of ancient Greece. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $7,000 - 9,000

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Sicily, Syracuse, circa 485-479 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 g). Quadriga driven at steady pace right by charioteer; above, Nike flying left to crown him. Reverse: Pearl-diademed head right of Arethusa, wearing beaded necklace; hair gathered in short tail; all surrounded by four dophins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 60; cf. SNG ANS 16; Dewing 696. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,300

OUTSTANDING SYRACUSE, 450-440 BC. AR TETRADRACHM

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Sicily, Syracuse, 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.04 g). Slow quadriga driven right by charioteer; Nike flying above, crowning horses; in exergue, ketos swimming right. Reverse: Head right of Arethusa-Persephone wearing pendant earring and necklace; around, four dolphins and ethnic. Boehringer 561; SNG ANS 182. About Extremely Fine. Restruck on an earlier coin, accounting for the very large flan and few edge cracks; an exceptional example of transitional style. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................................................................ $8,000 - 10,000

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IMPORTANT SYRACUSE DIONYSIOS I, 405-400 BC AR DEKADRACHM

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SYRACUSE DIONYSIOS I, 405-400 BC AR DEKADRACHM

Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-400 BC (or somewhat later). AR Dekadrachm (41.24 g) with rev. die by Euainetos. In the style of Kimon. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flies right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, panoply of armor. Reverse: Wreathed head left of Arethusa wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four swimming dolphins. Cf. Jongkees 6; Dewing 870; cf. SNG ANS 357. Covered with silver chloride deposits c. 70%, and smoothed; porosity at edge. Otherwise, Very Fine.

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Since KIMON on the obverse exergual line was erased during the progress of die usage, and the position of the KI on headband would be off the flan, the reverse die's possibilities of being a signed work are questionable. Estimated Value .................................................. $5,000 - 6,000

Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-400 BC (or somewhat later). AR Dekadrachm (41.16 g) with rev. die by Euainetos. Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flies right, crowning charioteer; in exergue, panoply of armor. Reverse: Wreathed head left of Arethusa wearing triplependant earring and necklace, surrounded by four swimming dolphins; underneath lowest dolphin, signature of artist EYAINE. Gallatin O.IV - R.C.VII (these dies); Dewing 883 (these dies). Plagued, as so many are, with heavy silver chloride deposits covering over half the coin; smoothed. Otherwise, Very Fine. Though heavily cleaned (losing about two grams of silver), this example is quite well centered, showing the discernible signature of Euainetos at six o'clock. Not all the dies were signed by this great artist, and most in the marketplace which would have a signature, are off-center to the point of having these letters off the flan. Estimated Value .................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 50.

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Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Electrum 25 Litrai (3.64 g). Laureate head left of Apollo; behind, lamp. Reverse: Tripod-lebes. Jenkins (Essays Robinson) Group B, R5 (this reverse die); Dewing 942. Some remaining luster; Extremely Fine. Group B incorporates the largest number of dies for this Syracusan issue, which contains 52%-55% gold in its alloy. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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Sicily, Siculo-Punic Coinage, c. 310 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 g). Head right of young Melqart/Herakles wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Head and neck of horse left; behind, palm tree. Jenkins (SNR 57) series 5a; cf. Dewing 982. Boldly struck with remarkably well-detailed eye of the horse; some original mint luster remaining. Extremely Fine.

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The inscription at the bottom of the reverse translates to "People of the Camp". This coin was struck as part of a military issue, emanating from the mint of the army. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,200

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The Nike surmounting the prow was thought to be a representation of the famous "Victoire de Samothrace" prominently displayed as one of the jewels of the Louvre Museum. Rather sadly, we now know that this pairing of figures is not valid. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600

Macedon, Mende, c. 450-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 g). Dionysos holding kantharos and reclining left on back of donkey. Reverse: Circular disk with sixteen-rayed star; in each corner, a grape cluster flanked by trefoils; all within a thick linear square, around which is ethnic. Noe (ANS NNM 27, "The Mende/Kaliandra Hoard") Group III (cf. 86 for probably this obverse die); SNG ANS 348. Overstruck on an earlier coin; quite porous. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 900

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Macedonia as a Roman Province, c. 158-149 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.97 g). Diademed head right of Artemis with quiver over shoulder, all within the center of a Macedonian shield. Reverse: Club within oak wreath; to left, thunderbolt. SNG Ashmolean 3292; AMNG III, 159. Struck in high relief; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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Kingdom of Macedon. Philip II, 359-336 BC. Gold Stater (8.61 g) minted at Pella, c. 340-328 BC. Laureate head right of Apollo. Reverse: Biga driven right; thunderbolt in lower right field. Le Rider 127 (these dies). Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,500 - 4,000

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Kingdom of Macedon. Demetrios Poliorketes, 294-288 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 g) minted at Salamis. Winged Nike blowing trumpet and holding mast, standing left on prow of galley. Reverse: Poseidon as viewed from behind, advancing left, brandishing trident and holding chlamys on outstretched left arm. Newell 23 (plate III, 4). A few stray marks. Very Fine.

Macedon, Olynthos, Chalkidian League, 420-355 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.46 g). Laureate head right of Apollo. Reverse: Kithara with six strings; below, magistrate's name. SNG ANS 496; Dewing 1071. Slight reverse roughness. NGC graded Choice AU: Strike 4/5; Surface 4/5. Fine Style, encrustation. Our grade is Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $4,000 - 5,000

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STUNNING ALEXANDER III, THE GREAT, 336-323 BC. GOLD DISTATER

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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Gold Distater (17.27 g), Aegeae mint, struck c. 336-323 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with coiled serpent. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended hand, stylis in other; vertical thunderbolt at left, monogram below. Price 191. A superb example, with choice centering, beautifully struck in high relief, with a delicate touch of red toning -- mostly on the reverse. NGC graded Choice About Uncirculated. Continuing to utilize the wealth of Macedon's mines, which Alexander's father, Phillip II, had employed to finance his own and Macedon's imperialism, Alexander set himself up as conqueror and empire builder. In the process, his massive minting of coin would in essence create a new world class currency, in the manner of today's dollar, or like that once held by the silver "owls" from the time of Athens'imperial ascendancy. In adopting the Attic weight standard, Alexander's coinage would easily fit into a scheme that had already been established, and thus cause no new disruptions to trade. In addition, Alexander's insistence on the obvious and easy 10:1 ratio of exchange between silver and gold made for a system that was recognized and utilized even in cities that adhered to their traditional minting standards. The ease of use and rationality of Alexander's coining standards quickly came to serve as the basis for financial systems throughout much of the Greek world, not only in Alexander's time, but for a number of centuries afterwards. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,000 Ex Millennia Sale, lot 18.

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Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater (8.57 g) minted perhaps at Abydos, 323-317 BC. Head right of Athena wearing triple-crested helmet with snake. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, monogram, pentagram and cornucopiae. Price 1524; M. 381. Disturbance on edge at 12 o'clock (probably shaved a bit). Large flan; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,300 - 1,600

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Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.44 g) struck at an uncertain mint in Greece or Macedonia, c. 310-275 BC. Head right of Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, aplustre. Price 862; M. 283. Extremely Fine. As the mint symbol for this drachm, the aplustre, or aphlaston in Greek, graces the stern of a ship, and is often quite decorative. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 400

Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater (8.53 g) struck possibly at Babylon, c. 317-311 BC. Head right of Athena wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a snake. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field below wing, head of Selinos; in right field below wing, monogram within wreath. Price 3735; M. 729. Lovely style and detail Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,000 - 3,500 Ex Triton XII, 6-7 I 09, lot 204.

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Kingdom of Macedon. Alexander III, the Great, 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 g), Kallatis mint, struck c. 250-225 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; in left field, monogram; in exergue, corn ear. Price 936; M. 496. Boldly struck; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

Macedonian Kingdom. Philip III, 323-317 BC. Gold Stater (8.58 g) minted at Sardes, c. 323-319 BC. Head right of Athena wearing triple-crested helmet with snake. Reverse: Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, monogram and rose. Cf. Price p. 326, P66 for reverse monogram and symbol. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,750 - 3,250

Thrace, Abdera, 540-515 BC. AR Oktadrachm (29.10 g). Griffin seated left with right foreleg raised. Reverse: Rough quadripartite linear square. May (Abdera) 13. Very rare. Numerous ancient scuffs and marks as usually seen on this impressively heavy archaic coin type. Fine to Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,750

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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos, 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 g) minted at Amphipolis, 288-281 BC. Diademed head right of the deified Alexander the Great, wearing the horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena enthroned left, holding Nike; in inner left field, caduceus; in outer right field, monogram. Thompson (Essays Robinson) 195. Lovely portrait; Extremely Fine/Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,600 - 2,000

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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos, 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 g), minted c. 250-150 BC. Diademed head right of the deified Alexander the Great, wearing horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena enthroned left, holding Nike. Thompson (Essays Robinson) --; SNG Cop --; Seyrig --. Evenly porous; Extremely Fine/Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 500

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Kingdom of Scythia. Koson, d. circa 29 BC. Gold Stater (8.33 g) minted c. 40-30 BC. Consul between lictors, all togate, advancing left. Reverse: Eagle standing left on scepter, holding wreath in one claw. SNG Cop 123; Dewing 1245. Edge damage. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 83.

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 89.

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Islands off Thrace, Thasos, 510-490 BC. AR Stater (9.45 g). Satyr in kneeling-running attitude right, carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who raises her right hand in protest. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Svoronos (L'HellĂŠnisme Primitif) plate X, 3; Asyut 104. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,500

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Islands off Thrace, Thasos, 500-470 BC. AR Stater (8.21 g). Satyr in kneeling-running attitude right, carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who raises her right hand in protest. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Daux (Guide de Thasos) plate I, 5; Dewing 1322. A little porous. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,100

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL LARISSA SILVER DIDRACHM

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Thessaly, Larissa. c. 350-325 BC. AR Didrachm (12.32g). Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter face to left. Reverse; Horse trotting right. Jameson 1092. The obverse, a masterwork of numismatic art! Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $6,000 - 7,000

Thessaly, Larissa, c. 350 BC. AR Drachm (6.08 g). Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing to right. Reverse: Horse feeding right. SNG Cop 131; BMC 71. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,100

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Thessaly, Larissa, c. 340-320 BC. AR Drachm (5.95 g). Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing to left, wearing necklace and ampyx. Reverse: Horse feeding right. Dewing 1399; BMC 57. Choice Very Fine toned. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 700

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Attica, Athens, c. 435 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.08 g). Head right of Athena in crested helmet with leaves and palmette decoration. Reverse: Owl standing right, sprig of olive and crescent behind; ethnic at right. Sv. pl. 14, 1; Dewing 1594. A couple minor defects on Athena's neck and one at edge. A very attractive owl! Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,400

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Attica, Athens, c. 430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.63 g). Head right of Athena in crested helmet with leaves and palmette decoration. Reverse: Owl standing right, sprig of olive and crescent behind; ethnic at right. Sv. pl. 14, 10; Dewing 1618. Test cut on reverse; porous. Sharpness of Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 700

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Attica, Athens, c. 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and palmette decoration. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, sprig of olive and crescent hehind; to right, ethnic; all within incuse square. Sv. plate 14, 25; Dewing 1621. NGC graded Choice AU: Strike 4/5; Surface 3/5. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

EARLY ELECTRUM COINAGE, C. 620-550 BC EL TRITE

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Early Electrum Coinage, c. 620-550 BC. EL Trite (4.73 g). Pegasos walking left. Reverse: Two incuses, pebbled. Weidauer 127. Very rare. Very Fine. This is the earliest representation of Pegasus on a coin. Estimated Value .................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

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"VENI, VEDI, VINCI" GOLD STATER OF PHARNAKES II

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Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporos. Pharnakes II, 63-47 BC. Gold Stater (8.24 g), Panticapaeum mint, struck 53/52 BC. Diademed bust of Pharnakes right, with luxuriant hair. Reverse: Apollo, semi-draped, seated left on lion-footed throne, holding laurel branch over tripod, left elbow resting on kithara at his side; name and titles above and below, X monogram to right, EMS above (year 245, Pontic Era). Golenko & Karyszkowski, "The Gold Coinage of King Pharnaces of the Bosporus," in Numismatic Chronicle, 1972, no. 6 (same dies); Fr-156. Finely centered on a spacious, nearly round flan. Lustrous. Exemplary, sensitive portrait -- among the finest in this series. Very Rare. NGC graded About Uncirculated. Pharnakes is, in general, little known to history, but for being the subject of an acerbic quip, made famous in Caesar's chronicles of the Civil Wars. Typical of the politics of the era, Pharnakes II, who was the son of Rome's implacable enemy, Mithradates VI, "the Great," forced his father to commit suicide in 64 BC to placate the Roman general Pompey, who had surrounded Pharnakes'citadel at Panticapaeum. In compensation Pompey granted Pharnakes the title King of the Bosporus and left him alone to his own devices. Meanwhile Rome went on to annex large swaths of the Middle East and Asia Minor. With the death of the Armenian king Tigranes II, the Great, in 55/4 BC, Pharnakes felt safely ambitious enough to assume the deceased king's title of "Great King of Kings" - that seen on the above gold coin. Later, sensing opportunity at reclaiming some of the vast empire created by his father, Pharnakes quickly threw in his lot with Pompey when civil war broke out between Caesar and Pompey in 49 BC. His initial military successes in the area evaporated with Caesar marching north into Asia Minor in 48 BC, in order to restore the situation and avenge Roman losses. Pharnakes'army proved no match against Caesar's battle-hardened troops at the battle of Zela, in mid-47 BC, and were quickly routed. Thus Caesars'"Veni, Vedi, Vinci" -- one of the more famous literary quips to survive from antiquity. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $20,000 - 25,000 At the time of the Numismatic Chronicle survey, Golenko & Karyszkowski had assembled a corpus of 15 known specimens of the Pharnakes gold coins, ranging in date from c. 55-50 BC. Since then a few more examples have surfaced, with a total known population probably not exceeding 25. Of these, 10 are located within museum collections. The famed Hunt specimen, with nearly as fine a portrait, but of a somewhat lower grade (Extremely Fine), realized $29,700 (including the 10% premium) in the Sotheby New York sale of June 19, 1990 (lot 115). Illustrated in Money of the World, coin 22. Ex Millennia Sale, lot 35.

VERY RARE KYZIKOS, 500-450 BC. ELECTRUM STATER

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Mysia. Kyzikos, 500-450 BC. Electrum Stater (16.08 g). Two confronted eagles standing on omphalos covered with network of fillets; below, tunny swimming right. Reverse: Windmill-sail incuse. Boston 1535. Very rare. Choice Very Fine. Two eagles were sent by Zeus flying from the east and from the west, then descending on the Delphic omphalos positioned at the center of the Earth. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,000

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ANOTHER RARE KYSIKOS, C. 500-450 BC. GOLD STATER

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Mysia. Kysikos, c. 500-450 BC. Gold Stater (16.00 g). Screeching griffin standing left on tunny fish left. Reverse: Windmill-sail incuse. Boston MFA 1455; Von Fritze 99. Very Fine. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $7,500 - 8,500

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Mysia, Kyzikos, c. 500-460 BC. Electrum Hemihekte (or 1/12 Stater; 1.31 g). Dog standing left; below, tunny left. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Boston MFA 1471. About Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Aiolis, Myrina, after 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.61 g). Laureate head right of Apollo. Reverse: Apollo Grynion holding branch and phiale, ethnic and monogram to left; at feet, omphalos and amphora; all within laurel wreath. Sacks (ANS MN 30) issue 24. Some luster remaining; Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,600 - 2,000

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Aiolis, Myrina, c. 150-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.76 g). Laureate head right of Apollo Grynion. Reverse: MYRINAION, monogram behind; Apollo Grynion standing right, holding phiale in right hand and filleted branch in left, omphalos and amphora before feet, all within laurel wreath. BMC 7. Lightly double-struck. Particularly large Hellenistic flan; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 117.

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Aeolis. Kyme, c. 150-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.56 g). Diademed head right of the Amazon Kyme. Reverse: Horse prancing right; below vase with one handle; all within laurel wreath. Oakley (ANS MN 27) 55. Some die rusting;. Well centered on a gargantuan flan; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 1,750

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 124.

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Kings of Lydia, Sardeis, Time of Alyattes, 610-561 BC. Electrum 1/12 Stater (Phoenician standard; 1.17 g). Head of lion right with wart on nose. Reverse: Irregular incuse. Boston MFA 1770; Rosen 654; cf. Weidauer 79-85. About Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 350

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Kings of Lydia. Kroisos, c. 561-546 BC. AR Third Siglos (3.35 g). Confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Reverse: Two incuse punches. Rosen 666; Boston MFA 2071. Well detailed; About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,400

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Kingdom of Lydia, c. 545-520 BC. AR Siglos (or Half-Stater; 5.39 g). Foreparts of lion and bull, facing each other. Reverse: Two incuse squares. Dewing 2428; BMC 45. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 3/5; Surface 5/5. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 400

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Lydia under Persian Rule, c. Mid-Fifth Century BC. Gold Daric (8.38 g). Bearded archer (the Great King) in kneeling-running attitude right holding spear and bow; quiver on shoulder. Reverse: Oblong incuse. Carradice (BAR 343) type IIib (early). Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200

Lesbos, Mytilene, 377-326 BC. Electrum Hekte (2.52 g). Laureate head right of Apollo. Reverse: Bust right of Artemis with hair in Korymbos. Dewing 2243; Bodenstedt p. 288, Em.95. Mark on cheek. Very Fine. Lesbos is the largest island off western Asia Minor; Mytilene is the main city of the island and, most probably, the place of minting these diverse coin types. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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Ionia. Heraklea ad Latmon, c. 150-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.52 g). Helmeted head right of Athena. Reverse: Club within wreath. Lavva, Chiron 23, 9;. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 2,750

Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, c. 175-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.58 g). Bust right of Artemis wearing diadem; bow and quiver at shoulder. Reverse: Apollo standing left on maeander; behind, tripod; all within laurel wreath. Cf. Jones (ANS MN 24) 17a. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 158.

Ex Hunt sale, 349.

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Ionia, Teos, Late 5th Century BC. AR Stater (11.87 g). Griffin seated right, left forepaw raised; on lower right, owl standing. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG Cop 1436. Shaved along one side of the reverse square, and obverse discolored. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 135.

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Satraps of Karia. Hidrieos, c. 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.33 g). Head of Apollo three-quarter facing to right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery and brooch at neck. Reverse: Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding labrys and reversed spear; "E" and dynast's name in field. Traité II 100; SNG Cop Supp. 340; BMC p. 183, 1; SNG von Aulock 8046. Rare. Cleaned with some porosity on obverse and upper quadrant of reverse; otherwise. Choice Very Fine.

Pamphylia, Aspendos, 3rd Century BC. AR Stater (9.76 g). Two wrestlers grasping each other by the arms; between them, "E". Reverse: Slinger standing right about to discharge his sling; to right, club and triskelion. SNG von Aulock 4574; SNG Berry 1230. Usual obverse weakness. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 147.

The labrys is a double axe associated with the Asia Minor cult of Zeus Labraundos. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 145.

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Cilicia, Kelenderis, c. 400-333 BC. Fourrée Stater (9.28 g). Rider seated sideways on horse prancing right, from which he is ready to dismount. Reverse: Goat kneeling right, looking backwards. Dewing 2483; BMC 20. A number of chips on both sides, revealing the copper core. Fine to Very Fine. Fourrées are ancient counterfeits, manufactured either at or outside the mint. The core is copper with a silver sheathing on the outside, which was made to deceive the unsuspecting. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

Islands off Karia, Rhodos, c. 408-394 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.44 g). Head of Helios three-quarter facing to right. Reverse: Rose with tendril. Cf. Kraay (Archaic and Classical Greek Coins) 941; cf. BMC 23. Rare. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 150.

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 137.

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Lykia. Kherei, c. 410-390 BC. AR Stater (8.54 g). Helmeted head right of Athena. Reverse: Bearded head right of dynast. Cf. Mørkholm & Zahle, AA 47, 46. Rare. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,000 - 3,500

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Cilicia, Tarsos. Satrap Pharnabazos, 379-374 BC. AR Stater (10.35 g). Female head three-quarter facing to left, wearing sphendone and necklace. Reverse: Helmeted male head left (Ares?) with name of dynast to left; in right field, ankh. SNG Cop 267-269; cf. Weber 7616 (plate 275). Flan crack at 6 o'clock on obverse; porous. Of excellent style and well detailed; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 151.

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Pamphylia, Aspendos, c. 300-250 BC. AR Stater (10.32 g). Two wrestlers grappling; between them, E. Reverse: Slinger standing right; before, triskelion and club. SNG von Aulock 4575; SNG Cop 240; Dewing 2464. Beautifully centered; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $750 - 900

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Cilicia, Tarsos. Balakros, 333-323 BC. AR Stater (10.92 g). Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; before, grain ear and grape bunch; behind, ivy leaf and B; beneath throne, T. Reverse: Draped bust of Athena three-quarter face to left, wearing triple-crested helmet. SNG Paris 367-9; de Luynes 2867; SNG von Aulock 5964. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,750 - 2,150

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Phoenicia, Arados, c. 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.67 g). Laureate head right of marine deity. Reverse: Galley right, two lines of waves below. Betlyon 13; BMC 45. Rare. Well-centered Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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Phoenicia, Sidon, c. 372-358 BC. AR Double Shekel (25.41 g). War galley traveling left over waves; possibly one horizontal stroke and three vertical lines above galley. Reverse: Bearded king in horsedrawn cart; behind, Egyptian attendant. Cf. Betlyon 23; BMC 29. Well centered on good metal; Choice Very Fine.

Syria. Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos Hierax, 246-227 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 g), probably minted in Asia Minor. Diademed head right of Antiochos Hierax (also resembing Antiochos III). Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding bow and arrow; inscription in exergue. Seemingly unpublished; cf. Houghton and Lorber 851.2; Houghton ANS (ACNAC) --. Nearly Extremely Fine.

This impressive coin is usually from hoards which show porosity and horn silver. One group, now completely dispersed, has much more desirable silver and displays more careful striking procedures, as this present example. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

The artistic quality of the die engraving is vastly different from obverse to reverse. The beautiful high relief portrait is in stark contrast to the Apollo figure and epigraphy on the reverse. During Roman times it is felt that an apprentice celator started with the more linear engraving of deities and personifications, then he would graduate to the more difficult and sensitive modeling of the emperor's portrait. In this instance, it seems more likely that the obverse die was shipped from one mint to a more provincial mint. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 600

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Phoenicia, Tyre, 92/1 BC. AR Shekel (14.36 g) dated year 35. Laureate head right of Melqart. Reverse: Eagle standing left; year above club in left field. BMC 126-7. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 172.

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Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos VII, 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.53 g) minted at Antioch. Diademed head right of Antiochos VII. Reverse: Athena standing left, holding Nike with right hand, spear with left, all within laurel wreath. Newell (SMA) 287; Dewing 2615. NGC graded About Uncirculated. Our grade is About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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Titus, AD 79-81. AE 25.5 minted under Domitian, dated year 26 (86/7 CE) under Herod Agrippa II. Laureate head right honoring Titus, brother of Domitian. Reverse: Nike advancing right. AJC plate 14, 32a; H. 612. About Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Titus, 79-81 CE. AE 24 minted at Caesarea. Laureate head right of Titus. Reverse: Mourning Judaea seated left below trophy, her hands tied behind her back, shield to right of trophy. AJC II, p. 289, 5; H. 745. Fine to Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Ancient Judaea. The Jewish War, 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (13.54 g) dated year 2 (67/8 CE). Temple vessel with rim decorated with nine pearls; above, date. Reverse: Stem with three pomegranate fruits. Mesh 151; AJC II, 260, 8; H. 659. Large flan. A beautiful shekel. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

Ancient Judaea. The Jewish War, 66-70 CE. AR Half Shekel (6.96 g) dated year 3 (68/9 CE). Temple vessel with pearled rim; above, date. Reverse: Stem with three pomegranate fruits. Mesh1 155; H. 663. About Extremely Fine. Actually much rarer than the full shekel of the same date, this denomination paid the yearly Temple tax. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,300 - 1,500

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BAR KOCHBA. LARGE BRONZE DATED YEAR ONE

Herod Archelaus, 4 BCE-6 CE. AE 2 Prutot (18.5 mm). Double cornucopiae. Reverse: Galley to left with oars. Mesh1 59; H. 503. Galley particularly well defined. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350 85

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Large Bronze (30mm, 24.3g) dated Year One (132/3 C.E.). Hebrew inscription within wreath: Simon Prince of Israel. Reverse: Amphora with two handles surrounded by: Year One of the Redemption of Israel. Nicely struck considering the difficulty of overstriking these large, heavy coins. Attractive green and tan earthenware patina. H-677. Mild. 8 (only 8 cited, this being the finest). Very Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $5,000 - 7,000 Stanley Yulish Collection.

Herod Agrippa II, 56-95 CE. AE 22 minted under Domitian, dated year 24 (83/84 CE). Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Inscription within wreath. AJC II, pl. 13, 23; H. 603. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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THE FINEST BAR KOKHBA LARGE BRONZE IN EXISTENCE!

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Judaea. The Bar Kokhba War, 132-135 CE. Large Bronze (32. 5 mm.; 21.19 g), dated Year Two, struck 133/134 CE. This coin is essentially as struck, and so we consider the piece a Superb Extremely Fine at the least. Filleted olive wreath, Palaeo-Hebrew inscription in two lines within ("Shim'on"). Reverse: Twin-handled, fluted amphora; Palaeo-Hebrew inscription around ("Year two of the freedom of Israel"). Mildenberg 19 (11 examples cited); Hendin 705; Mesh. AJC II, p. 270, 39. Exceptionally even strike, with the elegant reverse design. Smooth, blackish dark green patina, with occasional lighter dusky coloring. An extraordinary coin in all aspects - strike, flan, metal, style, and preservation. Without a doubt, the finest of its type. Very rare. NGC graded Extremely Fine. Leo Mildernberg, who wrote the important corpus analyzing the Bar Kokhba coin series, considered the reverse die of the large bronze series, bearing the fluted amphora (seen on the above coin), as the finest and most beautiful design "in the entire Bar Kokhba coinage." Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $30,000 - 40,000 Illustrated in Money of the World, coin 25. Ex Millennia Sale, lot 55.

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The Bar Kokhba War, 132-135 CE. Medium Bronze (22 mm) dated Year One (132/133 CE). Upright palm branch within laurel wreath. Reverse: Chelys-lyre with five strings. Mild 20 [ 7 examples cited]; Mesh 233; H. 680. Rare in such choice condition. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500

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Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. AE 26.5 minted at Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Confronted laureate busts of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Reverse: Laureate and draped bust right of Sarapis wearing modius. Meshorer (Aelia Capitolina) 57; Ros. -. Roughness covered with light green coloring. Extremely Fine. The coinage of Jerusalem extended from the Persian Period through the third century C.E. The cult of Sarapis, having originated in Egypt, was quite important in Jerusalem, where a temple was built in his honor as early as during the reign of Trajan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Caracalla, AD 198-217. Billon Tetradrachm (14.77 g) minted at Neapolis, AD 215-217. Laureate head right of Caracalla. Reverse: Eagle standing with spread wings, head left; between legs, altar. Cf. Prieur 1701; Dura 19 (no visible flame above altar). Rare. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

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Nabataea. Obodas II, 21/20 BCE. AR Drachm (4.27 g) minted 21/20 BCE. Jugate heads right of Obodas II and his queen. Reverse: Diademed head right of Obodas III. Meshorer 29-30. Very rare. Dark "hoard" patina. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 1,750

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POWERFUL PORTRAIT TETRADRACHM OF MITHRADATES THE GREAT

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Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates I, c. 171-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.38 g), Seleucia-on-the-Tigris mint. Diademed and draped bearded bust right; reel and spool border around. Reverse: Naked Herakles standing left, holding club and lion's skin; name and royal titles flanking; A-X-P monogram in exergue. Sellwood 13.2; Shore 35. Nicely centered and boldly struck up. A little trifling edge porosity on reverse, some light roughness on the highest points, otherwise metal of unusually high quality for the tetradrachms. Toned devices on lighter fields, with considerable mint luster. Powerful, realistic portrait -- splendid Hellenistic art. Rare, especially in this quality. NGC graded Uncirculated. This tetradrachm is the first of this denomination struck by the Parthians. Minting was initiated shortly after the Parthians had wrested possession of Mesopotamia away from the Seleucids. As with most of the subsequent tetradrachms, coining took place at the Seleucia-on-theTigris mint. The choice quality Hellenistic-style portraits displayed on most of Mithradates'coins would indicate that the trained and talented die-cutters employed by the Seleucids were retained initially. By the end of his reign, the "Greek-ness" of his coins was waning. With the advent of Orodes I's reign, around 90 BC, the coins are wholly "oriental" in technique and style. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $8,000 - 9,000 Ex Millennia Sale, lot 89.

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Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates II, c. 123-91 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.68 g), Seleucia-on-the-Tigris mint, struck c. 119109 BC. Diademed, bearded bust left, wearing embellished jacket, with torque at neck. Reverse: Arsakes I, in ethnic garb, seated right on omphalos and holding up bow, all within square formed by legend; A-P-T monogram behind, upright palm to right of legend. Sellwood 24.5; Shore 68; Nicely centered and well struck up on spacious flan. NGC graded About Uncirculated.

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The Parthians were the arch (or should we say archer?) enemies of Rome for several centuries. While the silver drachms are most often seen, tetradrachms and bronzes were also issued; there are no gold coins known of this kingdom, encompassing modern Iran and surrounding territories. Many different citymints were employed, along with traveling military and court mints. Early silver tetradrachms were all very rare and generally in circulated condition until a sizable hoard was unearthed about 15 years ago. Today, this group has been dispersed throughout the world, and occurrences in the modern marketplace are seldom for these glorious, quasi-medallion, Hellenistic portrait coins. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,000 Ex Millennia Sale, lot 60. 33

Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates II, c. 123-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.72 g) minted at Seleucia. Diademed and bearded bust left of Mithradates II. Reverse: Archer seated right on omphalos; in exergue, monogram. Sellwood 24v (this monogram not listed). Slightly double-struck. Minted in high relief and nicely centered on a large flan;. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,000

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FABULOUS BAGADATES I PORTRAIT TETRADRACHM

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Kingdom of Persis. Bagadates I, c. late 3rd or early 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62 g). Head right, with short beard and mustache, with large earring, and wearing satrapal cap (kyrbasia) with flaps tied up. Reverse: Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda with Bagadates on the left and standard to the right; Aramaic legend around. Alram 515; BMC p. 196, 2; Sear GC 6186. Overstruck on uncertain coin. Superb high-relief portrait; lightly toned. Very rare. Among the finest known examples. NGC graded About Uncirculated. Persis was located in what is now southwestern Iran. 'Persian'peoples settled the area as early as the 8th century BC, in an area that flourished earlier under the powerful Kings of Elam. As a region it comprised the sandy coasts of the Persian Gulf, with its date palms, plus the fertile upland and mountain valleys, along with parts of the mountainous central plateau. Persis rose to importance as the homeland of the Achaemenid Persians at the beginning of their empire. Darius I was especially proud of owning this territory. The Achaemenid Empire collapsed under onslaughts by Alexander the Great. After his death, rule of Iran passed into the hands of the Seleucid Kings of Syria. However, Persis remained in the hearts and minds of the Persians as their ethnic and religious homeland -- as the source and wellspring of their "Persian-ness." Arsaces I, around 238 BC, initiated a successful rebellion, broke from Seleucid control, and became the first king of the new Parthian dynasty. Persis and a number of other kingdoms followed suit, yet remained independent. The kingdom of Persis never became a part of the empire of the Arsacids, although her kings recognized Parthia as their suzerain -- when they had to of course. In its heyday, the authority of the Persis kings extended over the shores of the northern Persian Gulf, and the opposite coasts along Arabia. Persis endured as kingdom for four centuries; the wealth of land and sea trade from the further Orient providing a stable fiscal foundation. Again, as the religious center for the Persian's Zoroastrianism, pilgrims and royal privileges added further to the country's wealth. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $18,000 - 20,000 Illustrated in Money of the World, coin 27. Ex Millennia Sale, lot 61.

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Three Silver Coins of the East. Parthia, AR drachm of Vonones II; Sasania, AR drachm of Peroz; plus an AR siglos of the Persians in Lydian Kingdom (3 deep test marks on reverse). Condition averages VF. Lot of 3 coins. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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INCREDIBLE AGATHOKLES, C. 185-170 BC. AR TETRADRACHM

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Bactria. Agathokles, c. 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.94 g), Merv mint(?). Diademed and draped bust of Agathokles right. Reverse: Zeus standing, facing, scepter in left hand and holding in right hand a figure of triple-faced Hekate, who holds two torches;   , monogram at lower left. Bopear. Série 1D; SNG ANS 230; MIG type 137a; MACW 1677; Rahman 148-149. Splendid sculptural high relief portrait, finely struck on nearly round flan of choice metal. The obverse a superb rendering of an assertive man with an almost ironic air. NGC graded Uncirculated. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $3,000 - 3,500 Ex Millennia Sale, Lot 65.

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STUNNING ANTIMACHOS I, THEOS, C. 174-165 BC. AR TETRADRACHM

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Bactria. Antimachos I, Theos, c. 174-165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.93 g), Pushkalavati mint(?). Attic standard. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos right, wearing kausia. Reverse: Poseidon standing, facing, holding long trident and palm with long ribbon, the filleted ends of his diadem draped about his shoulders;   , monogram at lower right. Bopear. Sërie 1A, 1-2; SNG ANS 274; MIG 124b; Rahman 173-174. Sculptural high relief portrait, beautifully struck on a generous flan. The obverse a splendid characterization of a somewhat heavy-featured, pragmatic man of advanced years. NGC graded Uncirculated. The portraits of this enigmatic Bactrian ruler have often been considered by scholars and connoisseurs alike as being among the greatest numismatic portraits of antiquity. The bold yet simple forms of his accoutrements serve both as a compliment, as well as a counterpoint to the psychological complexities of his visage. His best portraits come in three variants -- two with smiles, one sometimes genial, the second more ironic. Less common is the one seen above, where the mood is subdued and clearly introspective. Antimachos was unknown to modern historians until his coins were discovered in 1822. It is well known that the topographical extremes of the country presented the Graeco-Bactrian rulers with considerable obstacles to maintaining a unified, single-monarch ruled domain. Based on the evidence of his coinage, it seems that Antimachos held sway over the rich and populous plateau region of the north (modern day Afghanistan). In the south, below the Hindu Kush, the territories were maintained by either an associate, or subordinate, ruler by the name of Apollodotos. As an ethnographic aside, the wool Pakol, the traditional cap/hat worn in Afghanistan has been determined by researchers to be the direct descendant of the ancient Greek kausia. The head covering is basically a cloth tube, closed on one end, with creased, integral brim and longish, band-like base. The wearer rolls the hat up from the base creating both the desired fit and style. Less apparent on the coins of homeland Greece depicting this type of head wear, but clearly seen on the above coin, is this rolled base, or "hem" of the cap. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $4,000 - 5,000 Ex Millennia Sale, Lot 64.

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Kushan Kingdom. Huvishka, c. AD 126-164. Gold Stater (7.94 g). Crowned and diademed half-length bust left of Huvishka on clouds; king holds club-like scepter and sword. Reverse: Ardoxsho standing right, holding cornucopiae; in right field, tamgha. Rosenfield plate II, 46; Göbl (Kushan) 286. Superb Extremely Fine.

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Ardoxsho is the Kushan deity symbolizing abundance and prosperity; another theory is that increased crop yields are attributed to her powers of bringing rains. She is often depicted on Kushan coins. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200

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Kushan Kingdom. Vasudeva II, c. AD 250-260. Gold Stater (7.84 g). Ruler sacrificing to left. Reverse: Siva standing frontally; behind, bull. Mitchiner 3504v. Lustrous; Choice Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $750 - 900

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Kushan Kingdom. Vasudeva I and successors, c. AD 260-300. Gold Stater (8.05 g). Ruler sacrificing to left. Reverse: Siva standing frontally; behind, bull. Rosenfield 231; Mitchiner 3541. Choice Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,100

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Kushan Kingdom. Vasudeva I and successors, c. AD 260-300. Gold Stater (7.89 g). Ruler sacrificing to left. Reverse: Siva standing frontally; behind, bull. Rosenfield 233; Mitchiner 3540. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $750 - 900

LOVELY PTOLEMY II, 285-246 BC. GOLD OKTADRACHM

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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy II, 285-246 BC. Gold Oktadrachm (or Mnaieion; 27.72 g) minted at Alexandria after 270 BC. Diademed jugate busts right of Ptolemy II and ArsinoĂŤ II. Reverse: Diademed jugate busts right of Ptolemy I and Berenike I. Svoronos 603. Choice Very Fine. This handsome gold coin of Egypt is part of the diverse series of coins which commemorates the Ptolemaic lineage. Four excellent portrayals are noted. Great wealth is felt by hefting this impressive coin type. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $14,000 - 17,000

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CHOICE PTOLEMY IV, 222-205 BC. GOLD OKTADRACHM

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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV, 222-205 BC. Gold Oktadrachm (or Mnaieion; 27.79 g) min. Radiate and diademed bust right of the deified Ptolemy III, holding trident and wearing aegis over shoulder. Reverse: Radiate and filleted cornucopiae. Sv. 1117; SNG Cop 196. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500

DESIREABLE PTOLEMY IV, 222-205 BC. GOLD OKTADRACHM

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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV, 222-205 BC. Gold Oktadrachm (or Mnaieion; 27.76 g) minted at Alexandria, c. 217 BC. Radiate and diademed bust right of the deified Ptolemy III, holding trident and wearing aegis over shoulder. Reverse: Radiate and filleted cornucopiae. Sv. 1117; SNG Cop 196. Scratch in reverse right field from 2 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500

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IMPRESSIVE PTOLEMY IV, 222-205 BC. GOLD OKTADRACHM

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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV, 222-205 BC. Gold Oktadrachm (or Mnaieion; 27.82 g) minted at Alexandria, c. 217 BC. Radiate and diademed bust right of the deified Ptolemy III, holding trident and wearing aegis over shoulder. Reverse: Radiate and filleted cornucopiae. Sv. 1117; SNG Cop 196. A little over-cleaned, but boldly struck and handsome. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500

EXTREMELY RARE PTOLEMY IV, 222-205 BC. GOLD TETRADRACHM OR HALF MNAIEION

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Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV, 222-205 BC. Gold Tetradrachm or Half Mnaieion (13.83 g) minted at Alexandria, c. 217 BC. Radiate and diademed bust right of the deified Ptolemy III, holding trident and wearing aegis over shoulder. Reverse: Radiate and filleted cornucopiae. Sv. 1118; BMC 105. Nearly Extremely Fine. Like so many fractional coins, this denomination is rarer than its larger counterpart. Along with its double, this lot would make an ideal pairing for an advanced collection of either ancient gold or coins of the Ptolemies. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................................................................ $9,000 - 11,000 Ex Sale of a Lady (Christie's, 9 October, 1984), lot 302.

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GEM QUALITY OCTODRACHM OF ARSINOË II

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Ptolemaic Kingdom. Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII, Kings of Egypt, 180-116 BC. Gold Octodrachm (27.88 g), Alexandria. Issued in the name of Arsinoë II. Veiled head of Arsinoë right, wearing diadem and stephane, with ram's horn at ear; at shoulder and behind head, lotus scepter, and in left field, K. Reverse: Double cornucopiae, bound with fillet; in Greek, name of Arsinoë and title. Svoronos 1498-9; SNG Cop. 321-2; SNG Delepierre 3063 (as head of Cleopatra I); Dewing Coll. 2762. Well centered and struck up, the high relief portrait dignified and elegant for this series. Very lustrous. NGC graded Mint State. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500 Ex Millennia Sale, Lot 71.

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Two Silver Tetradrachms of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. Ptolemy VI (long chip at lower obverse edge, otherwise Choice VF) and Ptolemy IX with Cleopatra III (Very Fine). Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 225

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Roman Republican Coinage

M. Junius Brutus, moneyer, 54 BC. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Head right of Libertas. Reverse: The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, preceded by an accensus. Cr. 433/1; Syd. 906; Junia 31. NGC graded AU: Strike 5/5; Surface 4/5, hairlines. Our grade is Extremely Fine, with an inconsequential reverse edge bump. Struck by Brutus as moneyer, later to become one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,100

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Roman Republic. AE Sextans (25.43 g) minted anonymously c. 217-215 BC. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus; in exergue, two dots signifying denomination. Reverse: Eagle standing right; to right; to left, two dots. Cr. 39/3; Syd. 95. Very Rare. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,400

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Q. Sicinius, moneyer, c. 49 BC. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Diademed head right of Fortuna. Reverse: Caduceus and palm branch, crossed; above, laurel wreath. Cr. 440/1; Syd. 938; Sicinia 5. Lustrous, Virtually Mint State. Issued in commemoration of Pompey's victories. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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Cn. Nerius, moneyer, 49 BC. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Head right of Saturn with harpa behind. Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards. Cr. 441/1; Syd. 937; Neria 1. Scarce. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

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Roman Republican Times. Three About EF AR Denarii: Aquillia 2, Carisia 3 and Postumia 10. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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Five Roman Republican AR Denarii: Calpurnia 24, Coelia 4, Junia 8, Junia 30 and Maiania 1a. Condition averages VF+. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $375 - 525

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Four VF or better Republican AR Denarii. Standouts are Accoleia 1 and Calpurnia 5. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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Four Roman Republican Silver Coins. Highlights are Acilia 8 and Thoria 1 denarii. Condition is Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Roman Imperatorial Period

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Julius Caesar, d. 44 BC. Gold Aureus (8.09 g) minted at Rome, 46 BC. Veiled female head right. Reverse: Lituus, jug and ax. Cr. 466/1; Syd. 1017; C. 2. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 5/5; Surface 3/5. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,500 - 4,000

VERY RARE JULIUS CAESAR PORTRAIT GOLD AUREUS

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Octavian and Julius Caesar. Gold Aureus (6.84 g) minted in Italy, 43 BC. Bare head right of Octavian. Reverse: Laureate head right of Caesar. Cr. 490/2; CRI 132. Striking irregularity. Very Rare. Very Fine with an excellent portrait of Julius Caesar. In assembling a set of the "Twelve Caesars" in gold, the two most difficult to find with appealing portraits are Julius Caesar and Otho. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $30,000 - 40,000 41

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Julius Caesar, d. 44 BC. AR Denarius struck at a mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. Elephant right, trampling snake. Reverse: Pontifical emblems: culullus, aspergillum, ax and apex. NGC graded AU: Strike 5/5; Surface 5/5. About 15 years ago, this famous coin type was readily available in groups of ten or 100. Today, they are scarce as hens'teeth, especially so in this elevated condition. Estimated Value ............................................................... $800 - 900

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Julius Caesar, d. 44 BC. AR Denarius minted in Sicily, late 47 BC. Diademed and draped bust of Venus right. Reverse: Trinacrus standing left, right foot on prow and holding triskeles. Cr. 457/1. Rare. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500

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Julius Caesar, died 44 BC. AR Denarius, Rome mint. Struck in late February 44 BC before Caesar's assassination; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Wreathed head right of Caesar; behind, star of eight rays. Reverse: Venus standing left, holding Victory and scepter with plain tip. Crawford 480/5a; Syd 1071a. Possessing none of the faults which so often plague this issue. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

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Julius Caesar, d. 44 BC. AR Denarius minted at Rome, 44 BC. Laureate and veiled head right of Julius Caesar. Reverse: Venus standing left, holding Victory and resting left arm on shield on globe. Cr. 480/16; Syd. 1067; BMC 4185. NGC graded AU: Strike 5/5; Surface 3/5. Our grade is: far above the average for this hurriedly produced issue, Extremely Fine, with original luster remaining. For some reason, this issue is plagued with bankers'marks; this is a happy exception and a desirable addition to anyone's collection. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,250 - 2,500

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WONDERFUL AHENOBARBUS. AR DENARIUS MINTED IN 41 BC

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Ahenobarbus. AR Denarius minted in 41 BC. Bearded male head right. Reverse: Prow of galley right, surmounted by trophy. Cr. 519/2; Syd. 1177. Multi-colored toning; Extremely Fine. The obverse portrait is very likely of an ancestor of this commander of a fleet and pirate. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $5,000 - 6,000

REMARKABLE MARC ANTONY AND LUCIUS ANTONY AR DENARIUS

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Marc Antony and Lucius Antony. AR Denarius minted at Ephesus, summer 41 BC. Bare head right of Marc Antony. Reverse: Bare head right of Lucius Antony. Cr. 517/5a. Beautifully toned and Very rare. Extremely Fine. The denarii portraying Lucius Antonius, the youngest brother of Marc Antony, are seldom seen. Lucius was consul of Rome and allied himself to Marc Antony, and later pardoned by Octavian. This is a remarkable specimen. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $6,000 - 7,000

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Roman Imperatorial Period. Marc Antony, died 30 BC. AR Denarius, struck 36 BC. Bare head right of Marc Antony. Reverse: Armenian tiara. Syd 1205; Craw. 539/1. Very rare, with an excellent portrait. Well centered on a large flan; Choice Very Fine/ Very Fine.

Marc Antony, d. 30 BC. AR Denarius minted at Gallia Transalpina and Cisalpina, 43 BC. Head right of Marc Antony; behind, lituus. Reverse: Laureate head right of Julius Caesar; behind, jug. Cr. 488/1; Syd 1165. Somewhat granular, mainly on the obverse. Nicely centered; Choice Very Fine. The unusual style of these portraits is due to the mint place, as well as to the haste of minting coinage at the beginning of the Triumvirate in the autumn of 43 BC, when this coin was struck. The portrayals on this example are excellent for issue, especially that of Julius Caesar. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

Comemmorates Antony's travel to Armenia in 36 BC. Interestingly, on this particular die the "A" of "Antonius" is completely missing, apparently, a celator's oversight. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

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Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Gold Aureus (7.85 g) minted at Lugdunum. Laureate head right of Augustus. Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesars resting hands upon shields; above, spears, simpulum and lituus. RIC 206; BMC 515. An old scratch and a few scuffs in obverse fields and on edge. Attractive portrait; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200

Tiberius, AD 14-37. AR Denarius minted at Lugdunum. Laureate head right of Tiberius. Reverse: Female (Livia?) seated right, holding scepter and branch. RIC 30; BMC 48. Nicely toned; About Extremely Fine. The "tribute penny" of biblical fame. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 298.

Ex Malter 2 VI 93 auction, lot 140.

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Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius struck at Lugdunum, 15-13 BC. Bare head right of Augustus. Reverse: Bull butting right. RIC 167a; BMC 451. Lovely portrait, well centered on a large flan; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Caligula, AD 37-41. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, AD 37-38. Laureate head left of Caligula. Reverse: Legend in four lines, all within oak wreath. RIC 37 [as Rare]; BMC 38. Old tooling on both sides. About Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,500

Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius struck at an uncertain mint. Young head right of Augustus within oak wreath. Reverse: Candelabrum within wreath. RIC 540. Rare. Choice Very Fine.

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Nero Claudius Drusus, d. 9 BC. Gold Aureus (7.71 g) minted at Rome by his son, Claudius, AD 41-45. Laureate head left of Nero Claudius Drusus. Reverse: DE above and GERM on architrave of triumphal arch. RIC 69 [as Rare]; BMC 95. Obverse marks, especially noticeable at nine o'clock at edge, and bump at one o'clock. Very Fine with an excellent portrait.

The obverse portrait has been variously identified with Caius or Lucius Caesars, or Augustus himself. Caius and Lucius were the sons of Agrippa and Julia, daughter of Augustus. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,000

Commemorates Nero Claudius Drusus'campaigns in Germany. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

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Augustus and Agrippa. AE As minted at Nemausus, c. AD 1014. Addorsed heads of Agrippa and Augustus. Reverse: Crocodile chained to palm. Cf. RPC 526. Nearly Extremely Fine with a particularly handsome portrait of Augustus. Nemausus is today's NĂŽmes in France. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

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Claudius, AD 41-54. AR Denarius struck at Rome, AD 46-47. Laureate head right of Claudius. Reverse: Constantia seated left on curule chair. RIC 32; BMC 31. Dark and moderately porous. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Claudius, AD 41-54. AR Cistophorus minted at Ephesus c. AD 50-51. Conjoined busts left of Claudius and Agrippina Junior. Reverse: Diana of Ephesus facing. RIC 119 var. (in obverse inscription). Attractive portraits for this evenly worn coin. Fine / Very Good. Equal to three denarii, these cistophori were struck at a few mints in Asia. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

LOVELY NERO, AD 54-68 GOLD AUREUS

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Nero, AD 54-68. Gold Aureus (7.30 g) minted at Rome, c. AD 64-65. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter. RIC 52; BMC 67. Nearly Extremely Fine. Because of its beautiful and deep reddish toning, attribution to the Bosco Reale hoard of 1895 is probable. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 14,000 Ex Bosco Reale hoard.

HIGH GRADE NERO, AD 54-68. GOLD AUREUS

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Nero, AD 54-68. Gold Aureus (7.33 g) minted at Rome, AD 64-68. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter. RIC 52; BMC 67. NGC graded AU: Strike 4/5; Surface 2/5. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $6,000 - 7,000

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Nero, AD 54-68. Gold Aureus (6.95 g) minted at Rome, c. AD 66-67. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and long scepter. RIC 63; BMC 77. Two small areas of smoothing at edge. Very Fine / Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,500

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Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, c. AD 64. Laureate bust right of Nero, wearing aegis. Reverse: Triumphal arch with facing quadriga atop. RIC 147; BMC 187. Glossy Light brown. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

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Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, c. AD 64. Laureate head left of Nero. Reverse: Triumphal arch with quadriga atop. RIC 144; BMC 184. NGC graded XF: Strike 4/5; Surface 2/ 5, obv cuts. (DAMNATIO MEMORIAE?). Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500

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Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Lugdunum, c. AD 65. Laureate head left of Nero with globe at truncation. Reverse: Nero and soldier, each on horseback, prancing right. RIC 397. Signs of old tooling. Dark patination; Sharpness of Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,300

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Nero, AD 54-68. AR Denarius minted at Rome, c. AD 65-66. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera. RIC 60; BMC 90. Bold, high relief portrait; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000 This coin was exhibited at the ANA Museum, 2006-2007.

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Nero, AD 54-68. AR Denarius minted at Rome, AD 64-68. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter. RIC 53; BMC 74. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 5/5; Surface 2/5. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Nero, AD 54-68. AR Denarius minted at Rome, c. AD 65-66. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera. RIC 60; BMC 90. Choice Very Fine. An excellent, fat-jowled portrait of this emperor/musician. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Lugdunum, c. AD 65. Laureate head right of Nero, globe at truncation. Reverse: Triumphal arch with quadriga atop. RIC 392. Choice Very Fine with excellent reverse detail. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,250

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Nero, AD 54-68. Brass Contorniate (27.91 g) struck at Constantinople, AD 360-425. Laureate head right of Nero; behind head, incuse. Reverse: Bacchus reclining left in car drawn by panthers; in front of Bacchus, aulos player. Alf천ldi 130. Rare. Very Fine. While most contorniates, or gaming or good luck tokens, are fashioned from bronze, this one is of orichalcum (brass), and is quite unusual. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

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Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, c. AD 65. Laureate head right of Nero. Reverse: Roma seated left on cuirass and shields. RIC 273; BMC 173. Blotchy green patina over brown. Unusually sharp strike; Very Fine with very fine chip as made. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

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Galba, AD 68-69. AR Denarius struck at Rome, c. July AD 68January AD 69. Laureate head right of Galba. Reverse: Livia standing left, holding patera and vertical scepter. RIC 186; BMC 8. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Galba, AD 68-69. AE As minted at Rome. Laureate head right of Galba. Reverse: Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus. RIC 281 [as dupondius]; C. 151. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 5/5; Surface 2/5, smoothing. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

Nero, AD 54-68. AE Sestertius minted at Lugdunum, c. AD 65. Laureate head left of Nero, globe at truncation. Reverse: Roma seated left, holding Victory. RIC 443. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 5/5; Surface 2/5, smoothing. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 800

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Vitellius, AD 69. AR Denarius minted at Rome c. late April-20 December AD 69. Bare head right of Vitellius. Reverse: Tripodlebes with dolphin lying right on top and raven standing right below. RIC 70; BMC 3. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 CNG 53 (15 III 2000), lot 1482.

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EXTREMELY RARE VITELLIUS AND LUCIUS VITELLIUS GOLD AUREUS

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Lucius Vitellius, d. AD 52. Gold Aureus (7.07 g) minted at Rome by his son, the emperor Aulus Vitellius, AD 69. Laureate head right of the emperor Vitellius. Reverse: Laureate and draped bust right of L. Vitellius with eagle-tipped scepter. RIC 98 [as R2]. Two inconsequential old scratches on obverse at four o'clock. Very Fine. The emperor's illustrious father, here honored on this very rare aureus, was the acting emperor during Claudius'military campaign in Britain. Estimated Value ................................................................................................................................................................................................ $8,000 - 10,000 Ex Malter 2 VI 93 auction, lot 147.

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Vespasian, AD 69-79. Gold Aureus (7.22 g) minted at Rome, AD 73. Laureate head right of Vespasian. Reverse: Pax standing to left, holding caduceus over altar, and branch. RIC 512. Obverse die filling at A of CAES. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200

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Vespasian, AD 69-79. AR Denarius minted at Rome, late AD 69-early AD 70. Laureate head right of Vespasian. Reverse: Mourning personification of Judaea seated right on ground; to left, trophy; in exergue, IVDAEA. RIC 2; BMC 35. High-relief portrait; About Extremely Fine.

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Vespasian, AD 69-79. AR Denarius minted in Asia (perhaps Antioch), in AD 72-73. Laureate head right of Vespasian. Reverse: Mourning woman (Judaea personified) seated right under palm tree; behind, Titus (or Vespasian) standing right in military dress, holding spear and parazonium. RIC 1558; RPC 1930. Usual porosity. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 700

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Titus, AD 79-81. AR Denarius struck at Rome, AD 79-80. Laureate head right of Titus. Reverse: Bonus Eventus standing left, holding patera and corn ears. RIC 89. Nicely toned and Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Julia Titi, daughter of Titus, AD 79-81. AR Denarius minted at Rome, AD 79-80. Diademed and draped bust right of Julia. Reverse: Venus standing right, leaning on column, holding helmet and scepter. RIC 55b [as Rare]; C. 13. An attractive example of this rare coin; Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

This historically important type is most always seen in low grades. The present coin is a lovely example, with no faults and very little wear, suitable for a discerning collector. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,500

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Domitian, AD 81-96. Gold Aureus (7.71 g) minted at Rome, AD 83. Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Minerva advancing right, holding short spear and shield. RIC 161. Edge marks at three to four o'clock (mounted?). Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

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Domitian, AD 81-96. AR Cistophorus minted in Asia (most likely at Ephesus) in AD 82. Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards. RIC 226; RPC 865. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

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Trajan, AD 98-117. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, AD 105-107. Laureate bust right of Trajan. Reverse: Single-span bridge with tower at each end and boat beneath (the "Danube Bridge"). RIC 569. Very rare. Attractive green patina. Very Fine to Extremely Fine; wonderful reverse.. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,500 - 4,000

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Trajan, AD 98-117. Orichalcum Dupondius minted at Rome, AD 103-111. Radiate bust of Trajan. Reverse: Victory standing right, fastening a shield inscribed "VIC DAC" to a palm tree. RIC 531; C. 456. Extremely Fine.

Domitian, AD 81-96. AR Denarius minted at Rome, AD 88-89. Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Minerva advancing right, holding spear and shield. RIC 667. Lustrous; Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Domitian, AD 81-96. AR Denarius minted at Rome, AD 89. Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Minerva standing right, holding spear and shield; owl at feet. RIC 686, lightly cleaned. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

This coin commemorates a victory over the Dacians, the most important military campaign of the reign. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 161

Domitian, AD 81-96. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, AD 85. Laureate head right of Domitian. Reverse: Captive seated left, personification of Germania standing to right with trophy in between. RIC 274. NGC graded Choice VF: Strike 5/5; Surface 2/5, smoothing. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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FANTASTIC HADRIAN, 117-138 AD. GOLD AUREUS MINTED AT ROME, AD 128

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Hadrian, AD 117-138. Gold Aureus (6.92g) minted at Rome, AD 128. Bare head right of Hadrian. Reverse: Hadrian on horseback right, raising right hand. RIC 348a; Calic贸 1219. Elegant portrait style, struck in very high relief. Lustrous, superb; Virtually Mint State. Possessing a most impressive and highly detailed portrait of Hadrian, this remarkable aureus was minted late in AD 128, when the emperor returned to Rome after visiting Africa as part of his provincial travels. During 12 of his reigning years, Hadrian ruled from Rome for no more than two or three years! At the close of AD 128, Hadrian and his entourage were again abroad, this time, visiting Athens. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $15,000 - 20,000

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Hadrian, AD 117-138. AR Hemidrachm (1.25 g) minted at Caesarea in Cappadocia. Laureate bust right of Hadrian. Reverse: Nike flying right, holding wreath and palm. Sydenham (Caesarea) 260; Metcalf 87 v. Nearly Extremely Fine, from well-executed dies. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Sabina, wife of Hadrian, AD 117-138. AR Denarius minted at Rome, AD 132. Diademed and draped bust right of Sabina. Reverse: Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC (Hadrian) 390; C. 3. Virtually Mint State with remarkable detail, and struck from fresh dies. Estimated Value ............................................................... $750 - 900

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Sabina, wife of Hadrian, AD 117-138. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Draped bust right of Sabina. Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera and scepter. RIC 399(a); C. 25. Lustrous; Extremely Fine.

Hadrian, AD 117-138. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, AD 134138. Bare headed and draped bust right of Hadrian. Reverse: Hadrian clasping hand of Fortuna, who stands left, holding cornucopiae which rests on rudder. RIC 761 [as Scarce]; C. 790. Lightly tooled, with artistic portrait. Dark, even patina; Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

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Hadrian, AD 117-138. AE Sestertius minted at Rome, AD 119122. Laureate bust right of Hadrian. Reverse: Hadrian standing, looking left towards eagle flying right; emperor raises right hand to receive scepter and holds a roll. RIC 589(b) [as Scarce]. Even green patina; Choice Very Fine. The reverse figure closely resembles Antoninus Pius. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 450

High grade denarii of Sabina are difficult to find in today's marketplace; this is a beauty! Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 600

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EXQUISITE ANTONINUS PIUS, AD 138-161. GOLD AUREUS

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Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Gold Aureus (7.19 g) minted at Rome, AD 150-151. Laureate head right of Antoninus Pius. Reverse: Ceres standing right, holding corn ears; Proserpina standing front, head to left, holding pomegranate. RIC 199(c). Extremely Fine. This rare reverse type with Proserpina refers to the gladness of Rome, and is infrequently seen on her coinage. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $12,500 - 15,000

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Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Gold Aureus (7.17 g) minted at Rome, AD 153-154. Bare-headed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Antoninus Pius. Reverse: Emperor standing left, holding globe. RIC 233. Boldly struck in high relief and lustrous; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,000 - 4,000

Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Gold Aureus (6.98 g) struck at Rome after AD 147. Draped bust right of Faustina Senior. Reverse: AETERNITAS. Fortuna standing left, holding patera and rudder. RIC 349a; C. 24. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,500

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Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. AE Sestertius minted at Rome as Caesar, AD 152-153. Bareheaded, draped bust right of Marcus Aurelius. Reverse: Minerva seated right, holding spear set on shield. RIC 1309(b); C. 654. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 350

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Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. Gold Aureus (7.32 g) minted at Rome. Draped bust right of Faustina Junior. Reverse: Venus standing to left, holding apple and scepter. RIC 513(c); C. 244. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

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STUNNING LUCIUS VERUS, AD 161-169. GOLD AUREUS

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Lucius Verus, AD 161-169. Gold Aureus (7.33 g) minted at Rome, AD 162-163. Bare head right of Lucius Verus, wearing cuirass and drapery. Reverse: Salus standing left, feeding snake twined around altar. RIC 496. Lustrous; Virtually Mint State. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $15,000 - 17,500

EXTREMELY RARE COMMODUS, AD 177-192. AE MEDALLION (41.27 G; 38 MM) STRUCK AT ROME, AD 185

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Commodus, AD 177-192. AE Medallion (41.27 g; 38 mm) struck at Rome, AD 185. Laureate and draped bust right of Commodus. Reverse: Jupiter enthroned between the Dioscuri. Gnecchi II, 74. Very rare The reverse depicts Jupiter and his two sons Castor and Pollus, savior gods who protected mariners at sea and soldeirs on the battlefield. Nearly Extremely Fine to Extremely Fine. Vestiges of probable silvering in ancient times visible mainly on obverse in fields and shoulder. This reverse design was later transformed into the enthroned emperor flanked by two figures types used on the gold medallions of the Constantinian family (see Toynbee, ANS NS plates 5 and 6). Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 13,000

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Pertinax, AD 193. AR Denarius struck at Rome. Laureate head right of Pertinax. Reverse: Janus standing front, holding scepter. RIC 3 [R3]; C. 17. A bit off center. Choice Very Fine.

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There are few coin types used by Pertinax, stemming from his short reign of 1 January to 28 March, at which time he was murdered by the praetorians. This denarius could have been part of the 150 denarii given to each of the citizens of Rome upon his elevation. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 650

Septimius Severus, AD 193-211. AR Denarius minted at Rome c. AD 211. Bare head of Septimius Severus. Reverse: Throne with wreath. RIC (Caracalla) 191E [as Scarce]; C. 87. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275 CNG 47 (16 IX 98), lot 1791.

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Julia Paula, wife of Elagabalus, AD 218-222. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Draped bust right of Julia Paula. Reverse: Venus seated left, holding globe and scepter. RIC 222 [as Scarce]; C. 21. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

Caracalla, AD 198-217. Billon Tetradrachm (11.07 g) minted at Beroea, AD 215-217. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Caracalla. Reverse: Eagle standing facing, head to left holding wreath; at bottom, winged animal facing and "B E". Prieur 884. Lustrous; Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275

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SUPERB SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AD 222-235. GOLD AUREUS

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Caracalla, AD 198-217. Billon Tetradrachm (13.70 g) minted at Antioch, AD 215-217. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Caracalla. Reverse: Eagle standing facing, head to right holding wreath; at bottom, cornucopiae and star. Cf. Prieur 241. Lustrous; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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LUSTROUS SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AD 222-235. GOLD AUREUS

Geta, AD 209-212. AR Denarius struck at Rome as Caesar, AD 200-202. Draped bust right of Geta. Reverse: Bust of Septimius Severus and Caracalla facing each other. RIC 5 [R3]. Flan crack visible on both sides, nearly 1/3 diameter of coin. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

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Severus Alexander, AD 222-235. Gold Aureus (6.05 g) minted at Rome, AD 228. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Severus Alexander. Reverse: Mars advancing right, carrying spear and trophy. RIC 71; C. 331. Lustrous; Virtually Mint State. Estimated Value .................................................. $3,000 - 3,500

Diadumenian, AD 218. AR Denarius struck at Rome as Caesar in AD 217-218. Bareheaded and draped bust right of Diadumenian. Reverse: Spes advancing left. RIC 116; C. 21. Underlying luster; Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 300

Severus Alexander, AD 222-235. Gold Aureus (6.26 g) minted at Rome, AD 230. Laureate bust right of Severus Alexander. Reverse: Romulus walking right, carrying spear and military trophy. RIC 103 [Rare]. Lustrous and well detailed; Nearly Mint State. At this time in the Roman Empire the gold aureus was equivalent to 25 silver denarii or 100 orichalcum sestertii. Estimated Value .................................................. $3,000 - 3,500

Diadumenian, AD 218. AR Denarius minted at Rome as Caesar in AD 218. Bareheaded and draped bust right of Diadumenian. Reverse: Spes advancing left. RIC 116 (Macrinus); C. 21. Lightly toned Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300 53

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Maximinus I, AD 235-238. AE Sestertius minted at Rome. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Maximinus I. Reverse: Salus seated left feeding snake arising from altar. RIC 85; C. 92. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

The variety here is really the engraver's forgetfulness of the final "G" on the reverse legend. "AVGG" represents the coemperorship of Balbinus and Pupienus. There are quite a number of errors being made in the legends and types of this issue, which was obviously a hurried one, since their reigns lasted only about 98 days. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

Gordian II Africanus, AD 238. AR Denarius, Rome mint.. Laureate, cuirassed and draped but right of Gordian II. Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding rod and cornucopiae, leaning on column; globe at feet. RIC 1; BMC 19. Rare. Large round flan, possessing a gem of a portrait. Extremely Fine. The recent marketplace has shown a small number of mint state denarii of this ruler and his father, Gordian I, which would probably indicate a treasury or mint hoard having been recently found. None of this handful of coins shows wear, although the quality of striking and large flan of this particular specimen are noteworthy. The reign of the first two Gordians lasted only 21 days during the early part of AD 238. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

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Balbinus, AD 238. AR Antoninianus minted in Rome. Radiate and draped bust right of Balbinus. Reverse: Clasped hands. RIC 10 var.; C. 3 var. Choice Very Fine.

Balbinus, AD 238. AR Denarius minted at Rome. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right. Reverse: Providentia standing left, globe at feet. RIC 7; BMC 33. Slightly porous. Struck on a large flan; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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Philip I, AD 244-249. AE Sestertius minted at Rome. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Philip I. Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. RIC 191; C. 228. Glossy dark green patina on a full flan; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Philip I, AD 244-249. AE Sestertius minted at Rome. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Philip I. Reverse: Annona standing left with modius at feet. RIC 168d [as Scarce]; C. 29. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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VERY RARE PACATIAN, C. AD 248. AR ANTONINIANUS

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Pacatian, c. AD 248. AR Antoninianus minted at Viminacium. Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Pacatian. Reverse: Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC 4; C. 5. Very rare. Usual roughness of flan, with an excellent portrait. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,800 - 2,500

ATTRACTIVE AURELIAN, AD 270-275. GOLD AUREUS

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Aurelian, AD 270-275. Gold Aureus (4.00 g) minted at Lugdunum. Laureate and cuirassed bust right of Aurelian. Reverse: Mars advancing right holding spear and carrying military trophy. Cf. RIC 1; C. 262. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $2,500 - 3,000

SUPERB CARUS, 282-283 AD. GOLD AUREUS

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Carus, AD 282-283. Gold Aureus (4.57g) minted at Siscia, AD 283. Laureate bust right of Carus. Reverse: Roma seated left on shield, holding wreath and scepter. RIC 94 [as R2]; C. 73. Intensely lustrous, superb and Virtually Mint State. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500

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FABULOUS NUMERIAN, 283-284 AD. GOLD AUREUS

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Numerian, AD 283-284. Gold Aureus (4.39g) minted at Siscia, AD 283-284. Laureate bust of Numerian facing right. Reverse: Abundantia standing left, emptying cornucopia. RIC V, part II, 451 [as R2]; C. 2. Well struck and perfectly centered. Lustrous, superb Nearly Mint State. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $15,000 - 20,000

IMPRESSIVE DIOCLETIAN, 284-305 AD. GOLD AUREUS

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. Gold Aureus (5.39g) minted AD 284-292 at Antioch, as Caesar. Laureate bust right of Diocletian. Reverse: The Three Fates standing, facing, holding hands. RIC V, part II, 314 [as R3]; C. 56. Very rare. A needle sharp strike and quite impressive. Lustrous and superb; Virtually Mint State. This very rare reverse depicts a personification of the Moirae (or, the Parcae). This translates to "the fates", implying the deity who distributes to every man his share. There is much diversity in the number and names of the fates, as well as mythological background. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $8,000 - 9,000

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. AR Argenteus minted at Ticinum c. AD 295. Laureate bust right of Diocletian. Reverse: The four princes sacrificing over tripod before gate in six-turreted enclosure. RIC VI, p. 282, 18a. Virtually Mint State. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. AR Argenteus minted at Serdica, AD 303-305. Laureate head right of Diocletian. Reverse: Camp-gate surmounted by three turrets. RIC 1a. Virtually Mint State and lustrous. These argentei, equaling one-twenty-fourth of a gold aureus of the period, are from a rather recent find, not the Sisak hoard. This new find has given us some beautiful mint state gems of this scarce denomination. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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OUTSTASNDING MAXIMIANUS, 286-305 AD. GOLD AUREUS

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Maximianus, AD 286-305. Gold Aureus (5.27g) minted at Rome, AD 287. Laureate bust of Maximianus facing right. Reverse: Hercules standing right, strangling the Nemean lion. RIC V, part II, 499 [as R2]; Depeyrot 4A/3. Well struck on a full flan. Lustrous and superb; Virtually Mint State. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $6,000 - 8,000

MARVELOUS CONSTANTIUS I, AD 305-306. GOLD AUREUS

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Maximianus, AD 286-305 (first reign). AR Argenteus minted at Serdica c. AD 303-305. Laureate bust right of Maximianus. Reverse: Camp-gate with three turrets. RIC 1b. Reverse grazed at 8 o'clock at edge. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Constantius I, AD 305-306. Gold Aureus (5.25 g) minted at Trier as Caesar, c. AD 295-305. Laureate head right of Constantius I. Reverse: Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. RIC 64 [as R3]; C. 168. Well struck and centered, with light reddish toning, especially on the reverse. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

Maximianus, AD 286-305 (First Reign). AR Argenteus minted at Nicomedia, c. AD 295. Laureate head right of Maximianus. Reverse: Camp-gate surmounted by four turrets. RIC 25b; C. 553. Commemorates the victories over Sarmatia. Some underlying luster; Superb Extremely Fine. Commemorates the victories in Sarmatia. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600

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Constantius I, AD 305-306. AR Argenteus minted at Ticinum as Caesar, c. AD 295. Laureate bust right of Constantius I. Reverse: The four princes sacrificing over tripod before gate in eight-turreted enclosure. Cf. RIC 19a. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 400

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Constantius I, AD 305-306. AR Argenteus minted at Serdica c. AD 305-306. Laureate bust right of Constantius I. Reverse: Camp-gate with three turrets. RIC 11a. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Maximinus II, AD 309-313. Silvered AE Follis minted at Heraclea, c. AD 296-297. Laureate head right of Maximinus II. Reverse: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae. RIC 18b. Plus an antoninianus of Maximianus. Lot of 2 coins. Both are Extremely Fine with 70% silvering remaining. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

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Constantius II, AD 337-361. Gold Solidus (4.47 g) minted at Thessalonica, AD 350-355. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Constantius II. Reverse: Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, holding inscribed wreath between them; Roma holds spear in left hand; Constantinopolis holds scepter in left hand and rests right foot on a prow. Cf. RIC 153; C. 122. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,500

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Constantius II, AD 337-361. AR Heavy Miliarense (5.16 g) minted at Thessalonica, AD 351-354. Diademed head right of Constantius II. Reverse: Three standards. RIC 158 [as R4]. Nicely toned; Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,500

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Constantius II, AD 337-361. AR Heavy Siliqua minted at Constantinople, AD 351-355. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Constantius II. Reverse: Legend within wreath. RIC 104; C. 342. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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Constantius II, AD 337-361. AR Light Miliarense (4.62 g) minted at Trier, AD 337-340. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Constantius II. Reverse: Four standards. RIC 22 [as R3]. Somewhat discolored. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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MAGNENTIUS, AD 350-353. GOLD AUREUS (4.48 G) MINTED AT TRIER

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Magnentius, AD 350-353. Gold Aureus (4.48 g) minted at Trier. Bareheaded, cuirassed and draped bust right of Magnentius. Reverse: Victory and Libertas supporting trophy between them. Lustrous Nearly Mint State. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $7,500 - 8,500

MAGNENTIUS, AD 350-353. GOLD SOLIDUS (4.53 G) MINTED AT TRIER

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Magnentius, AD 350-353. Gold Solidus (4.53 g) minted at Trier. Bareheaded, cuirassed and draped bust right of Magnentius. Reverse: Victory and Libertas standing facing each other, supporting trophy between them. RIC 251. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $4,000 - 5,000

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Valens, AD 364-378. Gold Solidus (4.41 g) minted at Nicomedia, AD 367-375. Diademed and draped bust left of Valens, wearing imperial mantle, holding mappa and short scepter. Reverse: Two emperors enthroned facing. RIC 16(b) [as R2]; C. 86. Somewhat over-cleaned; a few scrapes at edges. Rare bust left type. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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Valens, AD 364-378. Gold Solidus (4.36 g) minted at Antioch, AD 364-367. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Valens. Reverse: Emperor standing, holding labarum decorated with Christogram, and Victory on globe. RIC 2(d); C. 32. Some grazing and moderate scratching both on the face of the emperor and in the left reverse field. Sharpness of Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Theodosius II, AD 402-450. Gold Solidus (4.4 g) minted at Constantinopolis in AD 424-5. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right of Theodosius II, holding spear and shield. Reverse: Theodosius enthroned and Valentinian standing facing, both in consular robes, holding mappa and cruciform sceptre; above and between them, a star. RIC 234. Well struck on a nice wide flan and perfectly centered. Some minor hairline scratches in the right obverse field. Scarce type. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

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Anonymous, time of Theodosius II. AR Half Siliqua (1.08g), c. 430, Constantinople. Helmeted bust of Roma r. Rev. Large R. Cf. BMC (Byzantine) p. 71, Class III; Sabatier, pl. XII, 9. Good very fine and toned, small striking-crack.

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Leo I, AD 457-474. Gold Solidus (4.43 g) minted at Constantinople, c. AD 468-473. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing of Leo, holding spear and shield. Reverse: Victory standing to left, holding long cross; in right field, star. RIC 630 [as Scarce]. We note a scratch in the left obverse field, otherwise. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 423.

Coins of this series had originally been introduced by Constantine at the time of the dedication in 330 of his new eastern capital of Constantinople. Some bore the letter "K" on reverse (= Constantinopolis) while others had "P" or "R" (= Roma). They come in a variety of styles indicating that these types were issued sporadically over a long period of time and it seems likely that the centennial of the original event in 430 and the bicentennial in 530 would have been appropriate occasions. The style of the present specimen would indicate that it belongs to the first 'revival'during the reign of Theodosius II. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Leo I 457-474. Gold Tremissis (1.47g), Constantinople. Diad. bust r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing, head. l., holding wreath and gl. cr., star in r. field. RIC 611. MIRB 7. Good very fine, a few minor blemishes. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection.

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Ostrogoths in Italy, Athalaric, c. AD 526-534. Gold Solidus (4.29 g) minted at Ravenna, c. AD 529-530. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athalaric facing three-quarters to right, with the name Justinian. Reverse: Victory standing left; in left field, star; in exergue, COMOB. Metlich 36. Rare. Superb Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,000

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Leo I, AD 457-476. Gold Solidus (4.45 g) minted at Constantinople, c. AD 471. Diademed and mantled bust left of Leo I, holding mappa and long cross. Reverse: Leo seated facing, holding mappa and cross; in left field, eight-pointed star. RIC 629 [as R4]. Rare bust left type. Extremely Fine / Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

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Trio comprised of an AR Drachm of Demetrios I, a Hemidrachm of Kios and a Silvered Antoninianus of Probus. Condition is EF or nearly so. Lot of 3 coins. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Group of 5 Roman Denarii. Consists of: Domitian, Caracalla (both youthful and cruel portrait styles), Gordian III, Maximinus. Coins range from VG to VF. Each packaged and described with certificate of authenticity by Blanchard. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

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Four AR Denarii: Two Portraying Vespasian with Two of Domitian. Condition ranges from VF to EF. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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An Attractive Denarius Grouping:. Divus Vespasian (RIC 62, Nearly EF); Domitian (RIC 168, EF); Nerva (RIC 19, EF), plus a dirhem of Saladin with Al-Mustadi (Hamah mint, VF). Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Three AR Denarii of Vespasian:. RIC 43 (About EF), RIC 72 (EF) and RIC 90 (About EF). Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Six Silver Coins, mainly Denarii:. Antoninus Pius, Faustina Senior, Commodus, Macrinus (antoninianus), Plautilla and Geta. Condition is VF to EF. Lot of 6 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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A Collection of Empresses as Portrayed on Silver Denarii:. Faustina Senior, Faustina Junior (3) and Plautilla. Condition is About EF or better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Three Attractive AR Denarii of Titus, Trajan and Hadrian. Condition is EF or thereabouts. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Four AR Denarii of Marcus Aurelius plus One of Lucius Verus. Condition is About EF or better. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

An Excellent Run of Six Silver Denarii with all Different Portrayals:. Domitian (About EF), Trajan (EF, reverse off center), Faustina Senior (EF, lustrous), Macrinus (VF, a little porous), Julia Soaemias (Choice VF) and Maximinus I (About EF). Lot of 6 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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Six Silver Denarii Depicting Women:. Lucilla, Crispina, Julia Domna (2 pieces), Plautilla and Julia Mamaea. Condition averages About EF with a few faults. Lot of 6 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Four About EF or better Silver Denarii:. Marcus Aurelius (RIC 373, 446) and Lucius Verus (RIC 590, 596a). Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Five Silver Coins of Imperial Times:. Marcus Aurelius (didrachm of Cappadocia), along with issues of Elagabalus (one antoninianus plus two denarii) and a denarius of Severus Alexander. Condition averages Choice VF. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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An EF or thereabouts lot of Silver Denarii Comprised of Commodus, Septimius Severus, Caracalla (4), Geta and Elagabalus. Lot of 8 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600

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Five EF or Thereabouts Silver Denarii:. Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla, Geta and Macrinus. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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Six Imperial EF Silver Denarii:. Septimius Severus (2), Julia Domna, Geta, Julia Mamaea and Maximinus I. Lot of 6 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Four Silver Coins:. Septimius Severus, Julia Domna (denarius) and Caracalla (antoninianus and denarius. Condition hovers around About EF. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Five Silver Denarii Averaging EF: Elagabalus, Julia Paula, Julia Maesa, Macrinus and Severus Alexander. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $550 - 750

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Four AR Denarii: Julia Paula (1) and Julia Maesa (3). Condition is About EF or better. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $325 - 475

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Co-emperorship Pair of AD 238: Balbinus AR Denarius (About EF) and a Pupienus AR Antoninianus (VF). Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Two Aes of Large Module. Duo comprised of sestertius of Maximinus I (VF, old scratch on cheek), and Julian II (About EF). Lot of 2 coins. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

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Three Choice VF to About EF AR Denarii of Vespasian. Reverse types are all different. Two are a bit over-cleaned. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

Grouping of Five Aes of the East. Highlights are an AE 20 of Agripp II and an architectural AE 27.5. Condition averages Fine. Lot of 5 coins. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 300

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Two Handsome Silver Denarii:. Nerva (RIC 16) and Trajan (RIC 252; minor flaws). Condition is EF. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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Four About EF Silver Coins:. Nerva denarius, Trajan denarius (reverse flan lamination), Clodius Albinus denarius (porous and over-cleaned) and a Caracalla antoninianus. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Three Attractive EF AR Denarii of Trajan. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Five Silver Coins Averaging VF Condition:. Trajan cistophorus, Aelius denarius, Antoninus Pius denarii (2) and a Macrinus denarius. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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A Nice Run of AR Denarii Minted by Trajan (2) and Hadrian (2). About Extremely Fine or Extremely Fine. Lot of 4 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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Five Silver Denarii:. Hadrian (3, no "travel" coins), Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. Grades range from VF with scratches to EF. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Trio of AR Denarii: Hadrian (1), Antoninus Pius (2). Condition averages About Extremely Fine. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275

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Three AR Denarii in EF or Nearly So Condition: Hadrian (2), Antoninus Pius (1). Excellent portraits. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275

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Two About EF AR Denarii:. Aelius (ragged flan) and Lucius Verus. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $325 - 425

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An Excellent Run of EF AR Denarii of the AD 2nd Century:. Antoninus Pius, Faustina Senior, Marcus Aurelius (2) and Faustina Junior. Lot of 5 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $475 - 575

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Two Choice VF Denarii Portraying Titus. Both are different types (RIC 11, RIC 21a) commemorating the cessation of the Jewish War. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $375 - 450

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Six Silver Denarii of Severus Alexander. Displaying many different types, condition averages very Nearly EF with a few being lustrous, Virtually Mint State. Lot of 6 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

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Anastasius I, 491-518. follis or 40 nummi (19.93g), Constantinople, 4th officina, 512-17. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between two stars. DOC 23f; MIB 27; Sear 19. A handsome good Very Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 1, The Christov Family Collection.

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Anastasius I, 491-518. Gold Solidus (4.46g), Constantinople, 3rd officina. Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., holding spear and shield. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory stg. l., holding long voided cross, star to r., CONOB in ex. DOC 3c = Tolstoi 71; MIB 4a; Sear 3. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000

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VERY RARE ANASTASIUS I, 491-518. AR MILIARENSE

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Anastasius I, 491-518. nummus (0.79g), Constantinople, 491-8. Diad bust r., NAS before. Rev. Monogram of Anastasius within heavy annular border. DOC 15; MIB 40; Sear 13. Very Fine, an exceptional example of this diminutive early issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I, 491-518. (3.87g), Thessalonica. DOC -; MIB NN18; Sear -. Fine/ reverse very fine and very rare, grainy surfaces and hairline striking cracks, edge filing. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,000 - 1,250

Justinian I, 527-565. Gold light weight Solidus of 20 suliquae (3.29g), Constantinople, 10th officina. Another, all as previous. DOC 10; MIB 15; Sear 142. About Extremely Fine and very rare, but with edge clipping. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 The Christov Family Collection.

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Anastasius I, 491-518. follis or 40 nummi (8.55g), Constantinople, 498-507. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M, cross above, cross in ex. DOC 16; MIB 22; Sear 14. An attractive Very Fine with dark brown patina, traces of an undertype on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. Gold Tremissis (1.43g), Constantinople. Diad. bust r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing, head. l., holding wreath and gl. cr., star to r., CONOB in ex. DOC 19; MIB 19; Sear 145. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. Gold Tremissis (1.48g), Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 19; MIB 19; Sear 145. Good very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 268

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Justin I, 518-527. follis or 40 nummi (14.64g), Nicomedia, 1st officina. Diad. bust r., manus Dei holding wreath above. Rev. Large M between two stars. DOC -; MIB 35c and pl. 8 (this coin); Berk 67 (this coin); Sear 85A. Good fine/very fine and extremely rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. Gold Tremissis (1.46g), Constantinople. Another, similar, but with AVGVSTORM on rev. DOC 19; MIB 19; Sear 145. Extremely Fine, but obverse weakly struck and with graffiti in field. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. AR Light Miliarense (4.11g), Constantinople. Helmeted bust r. Rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor, nimbate, stg. r., holding spear and gl. cr., star to r., [COB] in ex. DOC 25 = BMC 26; MIB 49; Sear 150. Fine and rare, large areas of flatness on both sides. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Justin I, 518-527. follis or 40 nummi (17.83g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 526/6 (4th indiction). Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between K-Y, INS D in ex. DOC 41 (citing Waage, "Antioch-onthe-Orontes" 2091); MIB 53; Sear 96. Nearly Very Fine and extremely rare, only six specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I, 518-527. half follis or 20 nummi (8.77g), Nicomedia, 1st officina. Diad. bust r., cross above. Rev. Large K, to l. of which long cross dividing N-I. DOC 35 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 42 var.; Sear 91 var. Good fine and very rare, dark green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

Justin I, 518-527. follis or 40 nummi (17.48g), Thessalonica, 518-22. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between two stars, THESS OB in ex. DOC 23; MIB 70; Sear 78. Good Very Fine or better with nice olive-green patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I, 518-527. pentanummium or 5 nummi (2.52g), Constantinople, 1st officina. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large e with stars above and below, cross above officina mark A to r. Unpublished. Good very fine and of excellent style with attractive earthy brown patina, important and probably unique. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 7, lot 619, The Christov Family Collection.

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.43g), Constantinople, 5th officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two stars. DOC -; MIB N4; Sear -. Very Fine with dark patina and very rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I, 518-527. pentanummium or 5 nummi (2.03g), Antioch, 2nd officina. Diad. bust r., cross above. Rev. Large e, AN with B between to r. DOC 56 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 66 var. Sear 110 var. Good very fine with dark patina, an unusually well-struck specimen and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection. 276

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Justin I, 518-527. nummi (1.15g), Thessalonica, 518-22. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large gamma, star to r. DOC 26; MIB 74. Sear 81. Fine/very fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (15.04g), Constantinople, 5th officina. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; MIB N4; Sear -. Good fine and very rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 4, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I, 518-527. nummi (0.73g), Thessalonica, 518-22. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large B, star to l. DOC 27 var. (citing BMC Justinian 182, with star also to r.). MIB 75 var. Sear 82 var. Fine/very fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Gold Solidus (4.39g) Carthage. Regnal year 6 = 579/80. All but with S (= regnal year 6) at end of rev. legend. DOC 58b = BMC 5; MIB 13; Sear 462. Nearly Extremely Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 78 (2008), lot 1874, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.89g), Constantinople, 2nd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between star and cross. DOC 10a; MIB 4; Sear 125. A bold Very Fine or better with brown patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (16.62g), Constantinople, 4th officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between star and cross. DOC 11. (citing Ratto 439); MIB 4; Sear 126. Good fine with brown patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 6, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.49g), Constantinople, 3rd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between star and cross. DOC 10c (citing BMC 8); MIB 4; Sear 125. Almost Extremely Fine/very fine with attractive green patina, an exceptionally well-preserved specimen of this ephemeral joint coinage, very rare thus. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.51g), Constantinople, 4th officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between star and cross. DOC 11. (citing Ratto 439); MIB 4; Sear 126. Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.54g), Constantinople, 1st officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between star and cross. DOC 11 var. (citing Ratto 439, this officina not recorded); MIB 4; Sear 126 var. Nearly Very Fine and rare, the head and officina mark flatly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (15.34g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two crosses, NIKM in ex. Cf. DOC 13 (citing Sabatier 5); MIB 8; Sear 128. Good very fine and very rare, choice green patina, only eight specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 5, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (16.35g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two crosses, NIKM in ex. Cf. DOC 13 (citing Sabatier 5); MIB 8; Sear 128. Very Fine and very rare, some active verdigris on reverse, only eight specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (16.16g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two crosses, KYZ in ex. DOC -; MIB 9; Sear 128A. Good fine with brown patina and very rare, the portrait weakly struck, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (16.78g), Cyzicus, 1st officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two crosses, KYZ in ex. DOC -; MIB 9; Sear 128A var. Fine and very rare, the officina mark almost illegible, only three specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (14.87g), Antioch, 4th officina. Facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., both nimbate, cross above. Rev. Large M between two stars, ANTIX in ex. DOC 14 (citing Sabatier 3); MIB 10; Sear 130. Very Fine for the type and very rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn, an unusually good example of this remarkable follis type. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 The Christov Family Collection.

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.88g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large M between two crosses, KYZ in ex. DOC -; MIB 9; Sear 128A. Good fine with brown patina and very rare, overall flatness in the striking, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (13.91g), Antioch, 4th officina. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 14 (citing Sabatier 3); MIB 10; Sear 130. Good fine and very rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 7, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (14.68g), Antioch, 3rd officina. Facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., both nimbate, cross above. Rev. Large M between two stars, ANTIX in ex. DOC 14 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 10; Sear 130 var. Fine/very fine and very rare, only two specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. half follis or 20 nummi (9.53g), Constantinople, 1st officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large K with cross to l., stars in upper and lower field. DOC -; MIB 5; Sear 126A. Very Fine or better with dark green patina and extremely rare, one of only three specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600 Triton VII (2004), lot 1076; ex Christopher Connell Collection; ex K端nker 38 (1997, lot 542, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (15.98g), Antioch, 2nd officina. Facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., both nimbate, cross above. Rev. Large M between two stars, ANTIX in ex. DOC 14 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 10; Sear 130 var. Fine or better and very rare, struck on a full flan, surface deposit on Justinian's bust, only three specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. half follis or 20 nummi (7.86g), Constantinople, 5th officina. Diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large K with cross to l., stars in upper and lower field. DOC -; MIB 5; Sear 126A. Nearly Very Fine and extremely rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. follis or 40 nummi (17.47g), Antioch, 1st officina. Facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., both nimbate, cross above. Rev. Large M between two stars, ANTIX in ex. DOC 14 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 10; Sear 130 var. Fine with light brown patina and very rare, only three specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. half follis or 20 nummi (7.77g), Antioch, 4th officina. Facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., both nimbate, cross above. Rev. Large K, cross to l. DOC 15 = BMC 9; MIB 11; Sear 131. Fine and very rare, only four specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 66 (2004), lot 1700, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.65g), Constantinople. DN IVSTIN E IVSTINAN PP AVG, diad. bust of Justin r. Rev. Large I between two stars. DOC -; MIB 6; Sear 126B. Good fine with clear legend and extremely rare, only three specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (14.77g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 537-8. Diad. bust r., cross in field before. Rev. Large M between star and cross on globus. DOC 31b var. (without cross on obv.); MIB 85; Sear 161 var. Fine and a rare variant. Estimated Value ................................................................. $50 - 100 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin I and Justinian I, Apr.-Aug. 527. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.84g), Antioch, uncertain officina (probably 2nd). DN DN IVSTINVS ET IVSTINI[ANVS PP AVG], facing diad., dr. and cuir. busts of Justin, on l., and Justinian, on r., cross above. [B CO]N-CORDI, large I between two crosses, ANTX in ex. DOC 16 var. (citing specimen in the BM); MIB 12 and pl. 12 (this coin); cf. Sear 132. Very Fine with dark green patina and very rare, one of only five specimens recorded by Hahn. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 8; ex Protonotarios Collection The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (17.5g), Constantinople, 5th officina, 537-8. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between two Christograms, a third Christogram above. DOC -; MIB 89; Sear 162A. Good very fine with green-brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 600 The Christov Family Collection.

VERY RARE JUSTINIAN I, 527-565. GOLD SOLIDUS STRUCK AT THESSALONICA

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Justinian I, 527-565. Gold Solidus (4.46g), Thessalonica. Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., holding spear and shield. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory stg. l., holding long voided cross, stars to l. and to r., CONOB in ex. DOC -; MIB 20; Sear 173A. Extremely Fine and very rare. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,500 - 2,000

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.1g), Constantinople, 5th officina, 538/9 (regnal year 12). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XII. DOC 37e; MIB 95a; Sear 163. Good very fine with attractive light green patina, a handsome example of the initial issue of Justinian's dated folles. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 12, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection; Leu 77 (2000), lot 785, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.13g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 539/40 (regnal year. 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII. DOC 38b; MIB 95a; Sear 163. Nearly Extremely Fine with nice smooth brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 13, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.3g), Constantinople, 4th officina, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XU. DOC 40d; MIB 95a; Sear 163. Good very fine with greenbrown patina, some double-striking on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (23.61g), Constantinople, 5th officina, 539/40 (regnal year. 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII. DOC 38e; MIB 95a; Sear 163. Nearly Extremely Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (16.57g), Constantinople, 5th officina, 553/4 (regnal year 27. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXUII. DOC -; MIB -; Sear -. Very Fine and extremely rare. Unpublished with this date in all the standard works of reference, but cf. Hahn & Metlich (Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire), p. 58, note 286, where it is recorded that "only one of the two folles listed in the Bates collection (no. 383) under year 27 and the half follis illustrated under 96 seem to be read correctly". Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 14, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.1g), Constantinople, 4th officina, 540/41 (regnal year 14. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIIII. DOC 39d; MIB 95a; Sear 163. Nearly Extremely Fine with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (23.83g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, NIK in ex. DOC 117b; MIB 114; Sear 201. Very Fine with green-brown patina, struck on a very broad flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (23.51g), Nicomedia, 1st officina, 540/41 (regnal year 14). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIIII, NIKO in ex. DOC 119; MIB 113a; Sear 201. Very Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (17.83g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 557/8 (regnal year 31). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXI, NIKO in ex. DOC 137b; MIB 113a; Sear 201. Very Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (20.08g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 549/50 (regnal year 23). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXIII, NIKO in ex. DOC 129 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 113a; Sear 201. A bold Very Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.13g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, KYZ in ex. DOC 165b; MIB 120a; Sear 207. Very Fine or better with green-brown patina, slight bend in flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (16.85g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 554/5 (regnal year 28). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXUIII, NIKO in ex. DOC 134b var.; MIB 113a; Sear 201. Nearly Extremely Fine with dark emerald green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Triton VIII (2005), lot 1312; ex Malcolm W. Heckman; ex CNG 33 (1995), lot 1384, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.86g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XU (reversed U), KYZ in ex., dots on either side of officina mark. DOC 167b var. (no dots on rev.); MIB 120b; Sear 207. Nearly Extremely Fine/extremely fine, nice brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.53g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XU, KYZ in ex. DOC 167b var. (no dots on rev.); MIB 120b; Sear 207. Good very fine with green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.65g), Antioch, 1st officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215a; MIB 143; Sear 218. Choice Extremely Fine, a most attractive piece with lovely chocolate brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 18, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (19.7g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 542/3 (regnal year 16). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XUI, KYZ in ex. DOC 168a; MIB 120a; Sear 207. Good Very Fine or better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

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Freeman & Sear mail Bid 6, 16, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215c; MIB 143; Sear 218. Extremely Fine, a handsome example with nice patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 19, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (15.16g), Antioch, 2nd officina, 529-531/2. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between two stars, +THEUPO+ in ex. DOC 210b; MIB 126; Sear 216. Very Fine with dark patina and scarce. Estimated Value ................................................................... $40 - 60

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (24.03g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215c; MIB 143; Sear 218. Good very fine with nice patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (20.67g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215c; MIB 143; Sear 218. An attractive Very Fine. Estimated Value ................................................................... $50 - 75

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (21.45g), Antioch, 5th officina, 542/3 (regnal year 16). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XUI, ?HEUPO in ex., star in r. field. DOC 216 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 144b; Sear 219. This issue was cut short by the onset of the Great Plague which resulted in the cessation of issues at Antioch until regnal year 20. Very Fine with dark patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 20, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.49g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215c; MIB 143; Sear 218. Nearly Very Fine. Estimated Value ................................................................... $40 - 60

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (20.24g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 548/9 (regnal year 22). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXII, UHUP in ex. DOC 219c; MIB 145a; Sear 220. Very Fine or better with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 21, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.24g), Antioch, 4th officina, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, QUPO in ex. DOC 215 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 143; Sear 218. Choice Extremely Fine with lovely brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (18.2g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 550/51 (regnal year 24). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXIIII, THUP in ex. DOC -; MIB 146 (citing specimen in Farquharson Coll.); Sear 221 (this officina not recorded). Very Fine or better and rare, with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (20.14g), Antioch, 4th officina, 555/6 (regnal year 29). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXUIIII, THU? in ex. DOC -; MIB 147a var. (this officina not recorded); Sear -. Very Fine or better and rare, with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (14.23g), Carthage, 3rd officina, 533/4-538. Diad. bust r., cross on breast. Rev. Large M between star and cross, three pellets below, KART in ex. DOC -; MIB 185a; Sear 258. Good very fine and rare with glossy brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (19.45g), Antioch, 4th officina, 561/2? (regnal year 35?). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXU (?), THEUP in ex. DOC 231 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 150 var.; Sear 223 var. Good Very Fine and rare with dark green patina, blundered obverse legend as usual for this date. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (20.21g), Carthage, 539/ 40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, SO below, KAR in ex. DOC 291; MIB 194; Sear 260. Good Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 600 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (18.77g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 562/3 (regnal year 36). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXUI, THEUP in ex. DOC 232a; MIB 150; Sear 223. Very Fine with brown patina, blundered obverse legend as usual for this date. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (22.17g), Carthage, 539/ 40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIII, S beneath, CAR in ex. DOC 292a; MIB 195; Sear 261. Good Very Fine with light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 600 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 22, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (21.17g), Carthage, 539/ 40 (regnal year 13). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 292a; MIB 195; Sear 261. Nearly Very Fine/very fine with green patina, several scrape marks on obverse. Estimated Value ................................................................... $50 - 75

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (9.5g), Rome, 537-541. Another specimen, all as previous two lots. DOC 321a; MIB 214; Sear 292. Fine to Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1893, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (10.43g), Rome, 537541. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between star and cross, ROMA below, all within wreath. Nearly Extremely Fine with smooth brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (9.81g), Ravenna, 563/4 (regnal year 37). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield (?). Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXVII, RAVEN/ NA in ex. DOC 342; MIB 233; Sear 323. Fine and rare, with brown patina, overstruck on a 400-year-old as of Antoninus Pius whose head is faintly visible on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 CNG 60 (2002), lot 1984, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (10.36g), Rome, 537541. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 322; MIB 214; Sear 294. Very Fine or better with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1894, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. follis or 40 nummi (8.3g)., irregular mint in imitation of the Antiochene coinage of c. 536/7, but in the name of Anastasius I (491-518). D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, diad. bust r. Rev. Large M between two globus crosses, another cross above, officina mark A below, QYPOLS in ex. A curious and unpublished hybrid type. Very Fine with attractive light green patina, interesting. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. nummi (12.65g), Alexandria, after 538. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large lambda and gamma, ALEZ in ex. DOC 273; MIB 164; Sear 246. Good Very Fine but with rough surfaces, an unusually good example of this rare and enigmatic denomination. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

341

Justinian I, 527-565. half follis or 20 nummi (10.47g), Cyzicus, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 184 var.; MIB 121a; Sear 208. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. Half follis or 20 nummi (12.3g), Constantinople, 4th officina, 538/9 (regnal. year 12). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XII. DOC 62c; MIB 96; Sear 165. Nearly Extremely Fine with smooth brown patina, an exceptionally fine example of the first year of issue of this type. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian I, 527-565. half follis or 20 nummi (11.54g), Carthage, 539/40 (regnal year 13). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XIII, SO below, KAR in ex. DOC 294; MIB 196; Sear 264. Very Fine with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $127 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 60 (2002), lot 1978, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. half follis or 20 nummi (11.3g), Cyzicus, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XU, Y/Z below. DOC 184 var.; MIB 121a; Sear 208. Good Very Fine with dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Justinian I, 527-565. half follis or 20 nummi (8.38g), uncertain mint (Sicily or Constantine in. Numidia), 540/41 (regnal year 14). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XIIII, CON in ex. DOC 313; MIB 243; Sear 285. Good Very Fine with unusual glossy yellow-green patina, patches of hard verdigris on edge, rare in this grade. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 Triton IX (2006), lot 1619, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. half follis or 20 nummi (7.13g), Rome, 537541. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large K between star and cross, all within wreath. DOC 325a; MIB 222; Sear 301. Extremely Fine with nice brown patina, rare thus. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Justinian I, 527-565. decanummium or 10 nummi (5.65g), Rome, 547-52. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large I between two stars, all within wreath. DOC 331; MIB 228; Sear 308. Very Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 26, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. 16 nummi (6.16g), Thessalonica, 538-52. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large IS with A to l. and PI to r., pellet above dividing theta and epsilon to l. and omega to r., TES in ex. DOC -; cf. MIB 170d; Sear 186b var. Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.74g), Rome or Ravenna, 559/60 (regnal year 33). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large I between ANNO and XXXIII. Cf. DOC 347-55 (this date not recorded); MIB 229a var. (this date not recorded); Sear 326 var. Very Fine or better with dark patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian I, 527-565. decanummium or 10 nummi (6.18g), Constantinople, 541/2 (regnal year 15). Diad. bust r. Rev. Large I between ANNO and XU. Cf. DOC 76-85 (this date not recorded); MIB 99 (citing two unpublished specimens); Sear 167 var. (this date not recorded). Good Very Fine with dark green patina and struck on a full flan, a rare regnal date. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian I, 527-565. decanummium or 10 nummi (2.98g), Ravenna, 552-65. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large cross with star in each angle, all within wreath. DOC (Uncertain Mints) 366; MIB 238; Sear 334. Very Fine or better and rare, green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. decanummium or 10 nummi (5.5g), Rome, 542-7. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large I between two stars, all within wreath. DOC (Uncertain Mints) 363; MIB 227; Sear 307. Fine to Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Justinian I, 527-565. 8 nummi (3.56g), Thessalonica, 538-52. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large H between A and P, theta, epsilon, iota and omega above. DOC -; MIB -; Sear -. Nearly Fine/nearly very fine, an unpublished variant of this rare coinage. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 CNG 60 (2002), lot 1985, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. 8 nummi (3.16g), Thessalonica, 538-52. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; MIB -; Sear -. Fine or better, an unpublished variant of this rare coinage. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian I, 527-565. 2 nummi (0.62g), Thessalonica, 527-38. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; MIB 177; Metcalf 31; Sear 196A. Good Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. 4 nummi (1.32g), Thessalonica, 527-38. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large delta between A and P. DOC 101 var.; MIB 175; Sear 194. Very Fine but obverse die worn, very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Justinian I, 527-565. 2 nummi (0.7g), Thessalonica, 527-38. Another specimen, all as previous two lots. DOC -; MIB 177; Metcalf 31; Sear 196A. Nearly Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 CNG 66 (2004), lot 1702, The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 55 (2000), lot 1510, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. 4 nummi (1.66g), Thessalonica, 527-38. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 101 var.; MIB 175; Sear 194. Fine/good fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. Gold Solidus (4.44g), Constantinople, 5th officina. All as previous, but with officina mark E at end of rev. legend. DOC 4d; cf. MIB 5 (wrongly numbered '4'on chart); Sear 345. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian I, 527-565. 4 nummi (1.12g), Thessalonica, after 538. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large delta, with cross above, between A and P. DOC 101; MIB 176a; Sear 195. Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 31, The Christov Family Collection.

Justin II, 565-578. Gold Solidus (4.44g), Constantinople, 10th officina. All as previous, but with officina mark I at end of rev. legend and with C in rev. field to l. DOC 7c = BMC 15; BNP 2 (attributed to Antioch); MIB 3a; Sear 348. Very Fine and scarce, crinkled flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian I, 527-565. 2 nummi (0.33g), Thessalonica, 527-38. Diad. bust r. Rev. Large B between A and P. DOC -; MIB 177; Metcalf 31 (this coin); Sear 196A. Very Fine or better and very rare, dark green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Triton VII (2004), lot 1078; ex Christopher Connell Collection; ex William Herbert Hunt Collection The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. Gold Solidus (4.44 g) minted at Constantinople. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing of Justin II with short beard, holding globe surmounted by Victory, and shield. Reverse: Constantinopolis seated, facing right, holding spear and globus cruciger. D.O. 1-3; S. 344. Lustrous; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 429.

Justin II, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (17.57g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Helmeted bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and I with stars above and below, THEUP in ex. DOC -; MIB 55b; Sear 378. Very Fine and very rare, dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 35, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (16.8g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Helmeted bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and I, THUP in ex. DOC -; MIB 54a; Sear 378. Good fine with light brown patina, surface flaw in lower reverse field, very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, lot 36, The Christov Family Collection.

Justin II, 565-578. follis of 40 nummi (17.89g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; MIB 55b; Sear 378. Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (17.8g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; MIB 54a; Sear 378. Fine/almost very fine and very rare, green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

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The Christov Family Collection.

Justin II, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (17.98g), Antioch, 3rd officina, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous two lots. DOC -; MIB 55b; Sear 378. Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. half follis or 20 nummi (8.9g), Antioch, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Helmeted bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and I, P below. DOC 145a; MIB 58a; Sear 380. Very Fine/fine and very rare, green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justin II, 565-578. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.79g), Antioch, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Helmeted bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Rev. Large I between ANNO and I, TH[UP] below. DOC 147a; MIB 61; Sear 382. Very Fine and very rare, brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 40, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 38, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. half follis or 20 nummi (9.03g), Antioch, 565/ 6 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 145a; MIB 58a; Sear 380. Fine and very rare, green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Justin II, 565-578. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.67g), Antioch, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Helmeted bust facing, holding Victory on globe and shield. Rev. Large I between ANNO and I with stars above and below, [THEUP] in ex. DOC 147b; MIB 62; Sear 382. Very Fine and very rare, brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 41, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. half follis or 20 nummi (8.55g), Antioch, 565/ 6 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous two lots. DOC 145a; MIB 58a; Sear 380. Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

Justin II and Sophia, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (21.59g), Carthage, 572/3 (regnal year 8). Facing busts of Justin, on l., and Sophia, on r., the emperor helmeted, the empress crowned, VITA in ex. Rev. Large M between ANNO and VIII, S beneath, KAR in ex. DOC 198; MIB 73; Sear 393. Nearly Very Fine and struck on a remarkably thick and heavy flan, unusually nice for this very rare issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 37, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II, 565-578. decanummium or 10 nummi (2.78g), Thessalonica, 565/6 (regnal year 1). Diad. bust r. Rev. Large I between ANNO and I (with dots above and below), TES in ex. Cf. DOC 86-90 (this date not recorded); MIB 71 var. (this date not recorded); Sear 367 var. Fine/good very fine and rare, dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II and Sophia, 565-578. follis or 40 nummi (20.53g), Carthage, 574/5 (regnal year 10). Justin and Sophia enthroned facing, side by side, VITA beneath. Rev. Large X (regnal date) above large M, ANNO to l., KAR to r. DOC 202; MIB 74; Sear 394. Very Fine and struck on an unusually thick and heavy flan, an exceptional example of this very rare issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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CNG 54 (2000), lot 1896, The Christov Family Collection.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. follis or 40 nummi (17.12g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 578/9 (regnal year 5). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large m between ANNO and U, CON B in ex. DOC 11b; MIB 25; Sear 430. Very Fine with dark brown patina, some flatness on reverse, large flan. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II and Sophia, 565-578. half follis or 20 nummi (10.65g), Carthage, 572/3 (regnal year 8). Facing busts of Justin, on l., and Sophia, on r., the emperor helmeted, the empress crowned, [VITA] in ex. Rev. Large K between [ANNO and V]III, S beneath, KAR in ex. DOC 199; MIB 76; Sear 395. Fine/fair, rare. Estimated Value ................................................................... $50 - 75

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The Christov Family Collection.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. follis or 40 nummi (14.76g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 578 (regnal ye. year 4). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and IIII, NIKO in ex. DOC 27 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 34; Sear 440. Very Fine but with areas of flatness in the striking, a rare early issue. Estimated Value ................................................................... $50 - 75 The Christov Family Collection.

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Justin II and Sophia, 565-578. half follis or 20 nummi (3.74g), Rome or military mint. Justin, holding gl. cr., and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, enthroned facing, side by side, cross between their hds. Rev. Large XX, cross above, ROM below. DOC 206; MIB 95b; Sear 404. Extremely Fine and rare with olive-green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1898, The Christov Family Collection.

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. Gold Tremissis (1.47g), Constantinople. Diad. bust r. Rev. UICTOR TIBERI AUS, cross potent, CON OB beneath. DOC 7; MIB 9b; Sear 425. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. follis or 40 nummi (13.44g), Nicomedia, 1st officina, 579/80 (regnal. year 6). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagletipped scepter. Rev. Large m between ANNO and UI, NIKO A in ex. DOC 29a; MIB 35; Sear 441. Extremely Fine with smooth dark brown patina, rare thus. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (13.27g), Constantinople, 1st. officina, 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, CON A in ex. DOC 15b; MIB 27; Sear 432. Good very fine/very fine with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 44, The Christov Family Collection.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (12.02g), Nicomedia, 1st officina. 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, NIKO A in ex. DOC 32a; MIB 36; Sear 442. Very Fine and rare with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (13.48g), Constantinople, 2nd. officina, 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, CON B in ex. DOC 15c; MIB 27; Sear 432. Nearly Extremely Fine with nice brown patina, some smoothing on obverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (10.57g), Nicomedia, 1st officina. 578/9. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 32a; MIB 36; Sear 442. Good fine/ fine and rare, large surface flaw on reverse. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125 The Christov Family Collection.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (13.42g), Constantinople, 3rd. officina, 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, CON gamma in ex. DOC 15d; MIB 27; Sear 432. Good very fine with nice brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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The Christov Family Collection.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (12.83g), Cyzicus, 1st officina. 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, KYZ A in ex. DOC 37a; MIB 42; Sear 445. Fine and rare with black patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 CNG 55 (2000), lot 1519, The Christov Family Collection.

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (12.83g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina. 578/9. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, KYZ B in ex. DOC 37b; MIB 42; Sear 445. Fine and rare with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Gold Solidus (4.34g), Constantinople, 3rd officina. 582. D N TibER MAVRIC PP AV, crowned and cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. As previous, but with officina mark G at end of rev. legend. Cf. DOC 3 (officina not recorded); MIB 4; Sear 476. Nearly Extremely Fine and rare, flan slightly bent and minor edge filing. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, AD 582-602. Gold Solidus (4.4 g) minted at Constantinople. Draped and cuirassed bust facing of Maurice Tiberius wearing plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger. Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long staff. S. 478; D.O. 5. Struck on a nice wide flan. Lustrous Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Gold Solidus (4.42 g) minted at Constantinople. Draped and cuirassed bust facing of Maurice Tiberius, wearing plumed helmet and holding globus cruciger. Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger. D.O. 5; S. 478. Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Gold Solidus (4.48g), Constantinople, 10th officina. Another, all as previous, but with officina mark I at end of rev. legend. DOC 5j; MIB 6; Sear 478. Good very fine, obverse struck a little off-center. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. half follis or 20 nummi (7.1g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 578 (regnal year 4). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and IIII, cross above, gamma below. DOC 16 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 28 var.; Sear 433 var. Fine/ good fine and very rare, a previously unrecorded officina for this brief early issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

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Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582. half follis or 20 nummi (7.5g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 578-80. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large XX, KYZ B in ex. DOC -; MIB 43 (only two specimens cited); Sear 445A. Very Fine or better and very rare, nice brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. follis or 40 nummi (11.23g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 597/8 (regnal year 16). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XUI. DOC 40; MIB 65D; Sear 494. Good Very Fine or better with nice brown patina, rare with crowned rather than helmeted bust. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 45, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 49, The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. follis or 40 nummi (13.13g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 602 (regnal year 20). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter. Large M between ANNO and XX, Christogram (Pheaded star) above, KYZ in ex. DOC 134b; MIB 86D; Sear 519. Extremely Fine with brown patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. follis or 40 nummi (13.55g), Constantinople, 4th officina, 602 (regnal year. 21). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagletipped scepter. Large M between ANNO and XXI. DOC 45 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 68D (only two specimens cited); Sear 495. Nearly Very Fine and a very rare consular issue of the emperor's last year, areas of flatness in the striking. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. follis or 40 nummi (12.28g), Antioch, 589/90 (regnal year 8). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter. Large m between ANNO and UIII, THEUP in ex. DOC 159b-c; MIB 95; Sear 532. Nearly Extremely Fine with light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 7, lot 625, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 46, The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. follis or 40 nummi (10.8g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 589/90 (regnal year 8). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UIII, KYZ in ex. DOC 124 var.; MIB 85D; Sear 518. Nearly Extremely Fine with green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. half follis or 20 nummi (5.14g), Thessalonica, 588/9 (regnal year 7). Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and UII (retrograde), TES below. DOC 80 var. (different form of date numeral); MIB 113D var.; Sear 509 var. Very Fine/good very fine with nice dark green patina, overstruck on another Thessalonican issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. half follis or 20 nummi (4.79g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 584/5 (regnal year. 3). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield. Rev. Large K between ANNO and III, KYZ in ex. DOC -; MIB 89D (citing three specimens); Sear 520. Good Very Fine with dark patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. half follis or 20 nummi (4.73g), Ravenna, after 585/6. Helmeted bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K between R-A, VENN beneath. DOC 292a; MIB 146; Sear 598. Very Fine and rare with glossy olive-green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

An alternative attribution for these anonymous types is the reign of Justin II (565-578), in which case the empress depicted would be Sophia and the figure on reverse Tiberius II Constantine who was created Caesar in 574. Estimated Value .................................................. $2,500 - 3,500

CNG 63 (2003), lot 1620, The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 40 nummi (14.73g), Cherson, 596-602. CErcwNOC, Maurice and the Empress Constantina, both nimbate, stg. facing side by side, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress cruciform scepter. Rev. Large M with cross above, to l. of which stands Theodosius facing, nimbate, holding Pheaded cross. DOC 297; MIB 159; Anokhin 315; Sear 603. Nearly Extremely Fine with chocolate brown patina, very rare.

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1327; ex Malcolm Heckman Coll.; ex BerkEngland Byzantine Sale (7 Dec. 1989), lot 78, The Christov Family Collection.

Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.26g), Carthage, c. 597. Helmeted bust facing. Rev. Cross on globus between N-M with X beneath, four pellets in field. DOC 253 (citing BMC 240); MIB 125; Sear 564. Extremely Fine and very scarce. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125 The Christov Family Collection. 405

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Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. pentanummium or 5 nummi (2.34g), Carthage, c. 592. Crowned bust facing. Rev. Large Christogram above e, two pellets in field, all within wreath. DOC 263; MIB 129; Sear 579. Good Very Fine with glossy green-brown patina, rare in this high grade. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pemtanummia (12.98g), Cherson, 593-596. CERcwNOC, Maurice and the Empress Constantina, both nimbate, stg. facing side by side, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress cruciform scepter, cross between their hds. Rev. Large H with cross above, to l. of which stands Theodosius facing, nimbate, holding Pheaded cross. DOC 299 var.; MIB 158b; Sear 605 var. Good Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 66 (2004), lot 1719; ex Christopher Connell Collection The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pemtamummia (13.41g), Cherson, 590-593. D N MAVRIC PP AVG, Maurice and the Empress Constantina, both nimbate, stg. facing on dais side by side, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress cruciform scepter. Rev. Large H with cross above, to l. of which stands Theodosius facing, nimbate, holding long cross. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Good Very Fine and rare with nice dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pentanummia (11.63g), Cherson, 590-593. Another specimen, all as previous three lots. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Fine and rare with dull brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pentanummia (11.23g), Cherson, 590-593. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Very Fine or better and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pentanummia (12.68g), Cherson, 590-593. Another specimen, all as previous four lots. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Nearly Fine/fine and rare, surface flaw on obverse affecting the figure of Constantina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1904, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pentanummia (13.94g), Cherson, 590-593. Another specimen, all as previous two lots. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Nearly Very Fine and rare, vertical scratch on obverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. follis or 8 pentanummia (9.81g), Cherson, 590-593. Another specimen, all as previous five lots. DOC 303.2; MIB 157a; Sear 607. Good Fine/very fine and rare, old piercing in lower field. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125 The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 52, The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. half follis or 4 pentanummia (6.97g), Cherson. 593-596. CERCONOC, Maurice and the Empress Constantina, both nimbate, stg. facing side by side, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress cruciform scepter. Rev. Large D with cross above, to l. of which stands Theodosius facing, nimbate, holding long P-headed cross. DOC 301; MIB 161b; Sear 610. Good Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Phocas, 602-610. Gold Solidus (4.08 g) minted at Constantinople. Draped and cuirassed bust facing of Phocas, wearing crown and holding cross. Reverse: Angel facing, holding long cross and globus cruciger. D.O. 10; S. 620. About Very Fine. Die blunders are not uncommon in Byzantine coins. At the end of the obverse legend, the engraver ran out of room; the first "V" of AVGVSTVS seems almost a part of the cuirass, and the "G" is entirely missing. Remember the sign "Plan Ahead"? Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

The Christov Family Collection.

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Maurice Tiberius with Constantina and Theodosius. half follis or 4 pentanummia (6.69g), Cherson. 593-596. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 301; MIB 161b; Sear 610. Good Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 750

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 53, The Christov Family Collection.

Phocas, 602-610. follis or 40 nummi (10.28g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 607/8 (regnal year 6). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and cross. Rev. Large XXXX, ANNO above, UI to r., KYZ A in ex. DOC 73a; MIB 76; Sear 665. Extremely Fine with brown and green patina, flan creased along diagonal line across lower reverse field. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Triton VIII (2005), lot 1352; ex Malcolm W. Heckman Collection; ex Berk-England Byzantine Sale (1989), lot 115, The Christov Family Collection.

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Phocas, 602-610. Gold Solidus (4.47g), Constantinople, 2nd officina. Similar to previous, but crown without pendilia, and the rev. legend ends AVGG B. DOC 5b; MIB 7; Sear 618. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection. 418

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Phocas, 602-610. follis or 40 nummi (16.89g), Carthage, 606/7 (regnal year 5). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and cross. Rev. Large XXXX, ANNO above, E (= 5) to r., KRTG in ex. DOC 115; MIB 96; Sear 684. Good Fine/ very fine and extremely rare, possibly only the fifth known. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,500 The Christov Family Collection.

415

Phocas, 602-610. Gold Solidus (4.46 g) minted at Constantinople. Crowned and cuirassed bust facing of Phocas, holding globus cruciger. Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding long staff and globus cruciger. D.O. 10; S. 620. Highly lustrous; Superb Extremely Fine. Probably from the large group found in Israel about thirty years ago. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 433. 86

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Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (9.5g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 607/8 (regnal. year 6). Crowned, dr. and cuir. bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, regnal date numeral UI to r., CON B in ex. DOC 33 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 63; Sear 641. Nearly Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (10g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 609/10 (regnal year 8). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 77, note; MIB 77; Sear 666. Good Very Fine with dark patina and extremely rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 57, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 56, The Christov Family Collection.

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Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (10.19g), Nicomedia, 1st officina, 607/8 (regnal. year 6). Crowned, dr. and cuir. bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, regnal date numeral UI to r., NIK[O A] in ex. DOC -; MIB 70; Sear 660. Good Very Fine with nice brown patina, some flatness in the striking, extremely rare (possibly only the fourth known specimen). Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000

Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (8.99g), Cyzicus, uncertain officina, 609/10 (regnal. year 8). Another specimen, all as previous lot, but officina mark uncertain. DOC 77, note; MIB 77; Sear 666. Nearly Extremely Fine with dark brown patina and extremely rare, trace of active verdigris on edge. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 73 (2006), lot 1043, The Christov Family Collection.

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Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (10.01g), Cyzicus, 1st officina, 609/10 (regnal year. 8). Crowned, dr. and cuir. bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, regnal date numeral UIII to r., KYZ A in ex. DOC 77, note; MIB 77; Sear 666. Extremely Fine with nice light brown patina and extremely rare, likely the finest surviving specimen of this unusual denomination. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000

Phocas, 602-610. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (9.32g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 610 (regnal year 9). Crowned, dr. and cuir. bust facing. Rev. Large XXX, regnal date numeral UIIII to r., KYZ B in ex. DOC - (but cf. 76 for folles of this date); MIB -; Sear 666 var. Fine/good fine, extremely rare and important. Phocas had already been deposed and executed before the commencement of his 9th regnal year. However, the mint of Cyzicus had prepared dies in advance and had already struck and issued a small number of coins bearing this date. Four folles have already been recorded (MIB 76, J. 9) but this is the first three-quarter follis. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

The Christov Family Collection.

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1353; ex Malcolm W. Heckman Collection The Christov Family Collection.

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Phocas, 602-610. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.07g), Carthage, 602/3 (6th indiction). Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes. Rev. Large cross dividing FO-CA, X beneath, four pellets in field. DOC 114; MIB 99; Sear 687. Good Very Fine/ extremely fine and very scarce, obverse weakly struck, nice olive green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

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CNG 54 (2000), lot 1909, The Christov Family Collection.

Phocas and Leontia. half follis or 20 nummi (6.01g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 602/3. Phocas, on l., and Leontia, on r., stg. facing, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress, nimbate, holding cruciform scepter. Rev. Large XX, NIKO B in ex. DOC 61 (citing specimens in B.M. and Ratto); MIB 71; Sear 661. Nearly Very Fine and rare, the figures a little weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

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Phocas, 602-610. pentanummium or 5 nummi (1.94g), Catania. Diad. bust r., bearded. Rev. Large V between two stars, CAT in ex. DOC 120 (citing Tolstoi 128); MIB 105; Sear 692. Very Fine with dark patina, an exceptionally good example of this very rare and interesting type. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 430

CNG 54 (2000), lot 1910, The Christov Family Collection. 427

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Three Gold Solidi. Group includes one minted under Phocas, one of Heraclius (obverse: three standing figures), and Constans II (two/two figure type). Condition averages Choice Very Fine. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $550 - 650

Phocas and Leontia. half follis or 20 nummi (5.75g), Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 602/3. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 61 (citing specimens in B.M. and Ratto); MIB 71; Sear 661. Fine/ Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

Phocas and Leontia. follis or 40 nummi (10.6g), Antioch, 603/4 (regnal year 2). Phocas, on l., and Leontia, on r., stg. facing, the emperor holding gl. cr., the empress holding cruciform scepter. Rev. Large m between ANNO and II, THEUP in ex. DOC 84; MIB 83a; Sear 671. Good Very Fine with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. Gold Tremissis (0.92g), uncertain mint. D N TibERI PP AV, diad. bust of Maurice Tiberius r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGV, cross potent, CONOB beneath. MIB 9 = BNP p. 199, 1; Sear 721, note. Very Fine and very rare, with some edge clipping. This curious piece utilizes an obverse die from the reign of Maurice Tiberius and combines it with a reverse of the type which was adopted for the tremisses of Heraclius. One can only speculate on the circumstances of its issue, but the connection with the Heraclian Revolt is strengthened by the existence of similar tremisses with the reverse legend VICTORI CONSLB IB (MIB 7, Sear 721). Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $7,000 - 9,000 The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. follis or 40 nummi (12.2g), Alexandria, 610 (14th indiction). Facing bareheaded and bearded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch of Africa, wearing consular robes, cross between their heads. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIIII, A beneath, ALEXAND in ex. DOC 16; MIB 16a; Sear 722. Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 58, The Christov Family Collection.

Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. follis or 40 nummi (8.94g), Cyprus, 610 (year 3 of the revolt). Facing bearded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch of Africa, wearing crowns with pendilia and consular robes, cross between their heads. Rev. Large M between ANNO and III, A beneath, KUPROU in ex. DOC 18 = Ratto 1438; MIB 18; Sear 725. Very Fine or better and very rare, small circular indentation between the crowns on obverse, the mint mark mostly off flan. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 61, The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. follis or 40 nummi (7.59g), Alexandria, 610 (14th indiction). Facing bearded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch of Africa, wearing consular robes and both wearing crowns with pendilia, cross between their heads. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XIIII, A beneath, ALEXAND in ex. DOC 17; MIB 16b; Sear 723. Fine/ Very Fine and very rare, flan a little bent. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 60, The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. half follis or 20 nummi (4.35g), Alexandria, Alexandria, 610 (14th. indiction). Facing bareheaded and bearded busts of Heraclius and his father, the exarch of Africa, wearing consular robes, cross between their heads. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XI[III], A beneath. DOC 16, note; MIB 17; Sear 724. Very Fine and very rare, reverse off-center. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

439

Heraclius, 610-641. Gold Solidus (4.43 g) minted at Constantinople. Draped and cuirassed bust facing of Heraclius, with short beard, wearing plumed helmet and holding cross. Reverse: Cross potent on two steps. D.O. 1; R. 1282; S. 729. Edge fault. Nearly Mint State. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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Heraclius, 610-641. Gold Solidus (4.46 g) minted at Constantinople. Heraclonas, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, all standing facing; each holds globus cruciger. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps; in right field, Heraclius monogram. D.O. 33; S. 758. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 62, The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. half follis or 20 nummi (7.15g), Alexandria, 610 (14th indiction). Another specimen, all as previous lot, but the date numerals fully visible. DOC 16, note; MIB 17; Sear 724. Fine/good fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 435.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Revolt of the Heraclii, 608-610. decanummium or 10 nummi (3.57g), Carthage. Bareheaded bust of Heraclius facing, wearing consular robes, holding eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large X between N and M, cross above, star below, four pellets in field. DOC 8; MIB 13; Sear 715. Good fine/fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

441

Heraclius, 610-641. Gold Semissis minted at Constantinople. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Heraclius. Reverse: Cross potent on globe. D.O. 52; R. 1284; S. 785. Flan damage and reverse graffiti. Very Fine. Estimated Value ................................................................. $80 - 100

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A Duet of Gold Solidi minted under Heraclius and Constans II. The Heraclius piece is Very Fine and has reverse graffiti; the Constans II is Nearly Extremely Fine with luster. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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Heraclius, 610-641. gold half tremissis (0.73g), Constantinople. Diad. bust r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGUS, cross potent, CON OB beneath. Unpublished in all the standard works of reference. Good very fine and extremely rare, possibly only the second known specimen. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius, 610-641. Gold Solidus (4.38 g) minted at Constantinople. Facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine; above, cross. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. D.O. 26; S. 749. Lustrous; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1358; ex Malcolm W. Heckman Coll The Christov Family Collection.

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 434.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Gold Solidus (4.42g), Carthage, 4th indiction = 615/16. Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, with short beard, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, much smaller, on right, cross between their heads. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG D, cross potent on two steps, CONOB in ex. DOC 206; MIB 84a; Sear 867. Very Fine, obverse a little weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

448

The Christov Family Collection.

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (10.03g), Seleucia Isauriae, 4th. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, smaller, on r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII, Christogram above, [SEL ISU] in ex. DOC 180b; MIB 192; Sear 844. Nearly Very Fine, a rare and interesting issue from this temporary mint. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 72, The Christov Family Collection.

445

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 610-641. Silver Hexagram (6.64g), Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 64; MIB 140; Sear 798. Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection. 449

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Heraclius, 610-641. decanummium or 10 nummi (2.14g), Cyzicus, 2nd officina, 610-13. Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. I between star and B, KYZ in ex. DOC 174; MIB 190; Sear 843. Nearly Very Fine/very fine for the issue and very rare, irregular flan. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (13.96g), Seleucia Isauriae, 5th. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, smaller, on r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII, Christogram above, SEL ISU in ex. DOC 180 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 192; Sear 844. Good Very Fine with glossy light brown patina, another exceptional example of this rare issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 73, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (12.42g), Seleucia Isauriae, 1st. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, smaller, on r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII, Christogram above, SEL ISU in ex. DOC 180a; MIB 192; Sear 844. Good Very Fine with dark brown patina, an exceptionally fine example of this rare and interesting issue from this temporary mint. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (9.47g), Seleucia Isauriae, 5th. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 180 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 192; Sear 844. Nearly Very Fine with brown patina but struck a little off-center on a small flan, rare. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 74, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 69, The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (13.58g), Seleucia Isauriae, 2nd. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, on r., both stg. facing, each holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII, Christogram above, SEL ISU in ex. DOC 181b; MIB 193; Sear 845. Good Very Fine with brown patina, a handsomely struck example of this rare issue, traces of an undertype of Phocas. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 77, The Christov Family Collection.

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (11.19g), Isaura, 1st officina. 617/18 (regnal year 8). Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, smaller, on r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UI[II], cross above, ISAYR in ex. DOC 183 (citing BMC 267-8); MIB 196; Sear 848. Very Fine or better with nice green patina, a good example of this very rare and interesting issue from this temporary mint, traces of an undertype probably of Maurice Tiberius. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 200 William Herbert Hunt Collection The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (12.25g), Seleucia Isauriae, 2nd. officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, on r., both stg. facing, each holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII, Christogram above, SEL ISU in ex. DOC 181b; MIB 193; Sear 845. Fine Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

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The Christov Family Collection.

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (8.66g), Isaura, 1st officina, 617/18 (regnal year 8). Facing crowned busts of Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, smaller, on r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and UII[I], cross above, ISAYR in ex. DOC 183 (citing BMC 267-8); MIB 196; Sear 848. Very Fine with light brown patina, another good example of this very rare issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 78, The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (14.43g), Seleucia Isauriae, 2nd. officina (altered from 1st), 616/17 (regnal year 7). Another specimen, all as previous two lots, but the officina mark altered on the die from A to B. DOC 181b; MIB 193; Sear 845. Good Very Fine or better with dark brown patina, the obverse a little off-center, traces of an undertype of Justin II and Sophia. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. follis or 40 nummi (5.93g), Ravenna, 615/16 (regnal year. 6?). Crowned facing busts of Heraclius, bearded, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, beardless, on r. Rev. Large X X / X X with star at center, ANN UI (?) above, RAV in ex. DOC 285 = Tolstoi 285; MIB 249; Sear 911. Good Very Fine with nice olive green patina and extremely rare, possibly only the second known specimen (the other in Copenhagen). Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,500 CNG 66 (2004), lot 1734, The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine 613-632. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (5.6g), Constantinople. 3rd officina, 629/30 (regnal year 20). Heraclius, in military attire, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, on r., both stg. facing, Heraclius holding long cross, his son holding gl. cr. Rev. Large lambda between ANNO and XX. DOC 117c; MIB 168a; Sear 812. Very Fine for the issue and with dark patina, carelessly overstruck as usual, a scarce denomination. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 80, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 85, The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632. half follis or 20 nummi (5.41g), Seleucia Isauriae. 2nd officina, 616/17 (regnal year 7). Crowned facing busts of Heraclius, bearded, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, beardless, on r. Rev. Large K between ANNO and UII, SEL in ex. DOC 182b (same dies); MIB 194; Sear 846. Nearly Very Fine/good very fine with dark patina, a very rare fractional denomination from this temporary mint. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 87, The Christov Family Collection.

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Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina. follis or 40 nummi (4.92g), Cyprus (Constantia?), 3rd. officina, 626/7 (regnal year 17). Facing stg. figures of Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina, the senior emperor in center, each holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XUII, KVPP in ex. DOC 184a; MIB 198; Sear 849. Good Very Fine/very fine, with green-brown patina, an excellent example of this very scarce issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina (?). follis or 8 pentanummia (8.98g), Cherson, 616-24. Heraclius, on l., and Heraclius Constantine, shorter, on r., both stg. facing, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large H (= 8) to r. of which stands Martina (?) facing, holding long Pheaded cross. DOC 311; MIB 265; Sear 926. Very Fine for the issue and extremely rare. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 83, The Christov Family Collection.

Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina. AR Half Siliqua (0.74g), Carthage. Crowned bust of Heraclius facing. Rev. Facing crowned busts of Heraclius Constantine, on l., and Martina, on r., cross above. DOC 233; MIB 149; Sear 871. Nearly Very Fine and scarce, surface deposit in upper obverse field. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

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The Christov Family Collection.

PERSIAN OCCUPATION OF EGYPT, 618-628. dodecanummium or 12 nummi (15.12g), Alexandria. Facing crowned bust of the Sassanid king Khusru II between large star and crescent, the crown surmounted by cross within crescent. Rev. Large I B with cross potent on globus between, ALEZ in ex. DOC 192; MIB 202a; Sear 856. Good Very Fine with brown patina, a handsome example of this rare and interesting issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection.

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Constans II, 641-668. Gold Solidus (4.4g), Constantinople, 1st officina. 641-2. Small crowned bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. Rev. VICTORIA AVGU A, cross potent on three steps, CONOB beneath. Cf. DOC (Heraclonas) 1 (officina not recorded); MIB 3a; Sear 936. Virtually Mint State and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

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Constans II, 641-668. AR Hexagram minted at Constantinople. Facing bust of Constans II, holding a globus cruciger. Reverse: Cross potent on globe above three steps. D.O. 48; R. 1540; S. 989. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

469

Constans II and Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 641-668. Silver Hexagram (6.45g). Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 57; MIB 152; Sear 998. Fine, but with serious surface flaws affecting the design on both sides. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

The Christov Family Collection Leu77 (2000), lot 814, The Christov Family Collection. 464

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Two Gold Solidi of different types minted under Constans II, 641-668. Grades are Choice Very Fine. Lot of 2 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $375 - 475

Constans II, 641-668. Gold Solidus (4.38g), Carthage, 5th indiction = 646/7. Blundered rev. legend ends D E. DOC 108.2; MIB 57; Sear 1030. Nearly Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Constans II, 641-668.. Facing busts of Constans and Constantine IV, Constans wears plumed helmet. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps between Heraclius and Tiberius. S-964. NGC graded Uncirculated. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 350

Constans II, 641-668. Silver Hexagram (5.65g), Constantinople. 641-2. Small crowned bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. Rev. DEUS ADIUTA ROMANIS, cross potent on globe above three steps. Cf. DOC (Heraclonas) 4; MIB 142; Sear 988. Very Fine, reverse fine, and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900 The Christov Family Collection Lanz (2002), lot 921, The Christov Family Collection.

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Constans II, 641-668. Gold Solidus (4.49 g) minted at Constantinople. Crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. D.O. 3; S. 940. Lightly brushed. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

471

Constans II, 641-668. follis or 40 nummi (13.8g), Carthage, 6437. Crowned beardless bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large cross dividing XX - XX, CRTG in ex. DOC 137 = BMC 310; MIB 192; Sear 1054. Nearly Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 88, The Christov Family Collection.

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Constans II, 641-668. follis or 40 nummi (12.62g), Carthage, 643-7. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 137 = BMC 310; MIB 192; Sear 1054. Fine plus with brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

Constans II and Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 659-668. follis or 40 nummi (7.48g). Ravenna, 662/3 (regnal year 22). Crowned facing busts of Constans, with long beard, on l., and Constantine IV, shorter and beardless, on r. Rev. Large m between facing stg. figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, AN XXII above, RAV in ex. Cf. DOC 207 = BMC 402; MIB 225; Sear 1139. Good very fine and rare with dark green patina, double struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Triton IX (2006), lot 1637, The Christov Family Collection.

473

476

Constans II, 641-668. follis or 40 nummi (5.5g), Syracuse, c. 651. Crowned bust facing with long beard, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M, monogram above, SCL below. DOC 311; MIB 265; Sear 926. Extremely Fine with dark brown patina, splendid portrait, overstruck as usual. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Constantine IV, 668-685. Gold Tremissis (1.42 g) minted at Constantinople. Diademed, cuirassed and draped bust right of Constantine IV. Reverse: Cross potent on base. D.O. 17; S. 1162. Wavy flan. About Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 225 Ex Malter XLVII (4 II 92), lot 441.

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1383, The Christov Family Collection.

474

Constans II, 641-668. decanummium or 10 nummi (2.41g), Carthage, 641-2. Crowned beardless bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large I between two stars, four pellets in field. DOC 136 = Tolstoi 223 = Sabatier 55; MIB 200 (also citing a specimen from the University of Michigan excavation at Carthage); Sear 1063. Nearly Extremely Fine with dark green patina and extremely rare, possibly only the third known specimen and probably the finest. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

477

CNG 61 (2002), lot 2251, The Christov Family Collection.

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. follis or 40 nummi (19.57g), Constantinople, 4th. officina, 668-73. Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. DOC 28d; MIB 77; Sear 1173. Extremely Fine with smooth brown patina, a splendid example of this celebrated revival of the heavy follis coinage of Justinian. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Triton VII (2004), lot 1106, The Christov Family Collection.

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481

478

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. follis or 40 nummi (18.53g), Constantinople, 2nd. officina, 668-73. Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. DOC 28b; MIB 77; Sear 1173. Nearly Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. follis or 40 nummi (3.52g), Ravenna, 681 (regnal. year 28). Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr., [ANNO] / [X]XVIII above, theta beneath, RAV in ex. DOC 86-91 var. (this date not recorded); MIB 117 (citing specimen in Museo Civico, Bologna); Sear 1239. Fine/good fine with rough green patina, very rare (possibly only the second known specimen with this date). Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 CNG 66 (2004), lot 1747, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 91, The Christov Family Collection.

POSSIBLY UNIQUE 30 NUMMI

479

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. follis or 40 nummi (19.89g), Constantinople, 5th. officina, 673. Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding spear diagonally over r. shoulder. Rev. Large M between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. DOC 29 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 77; Sear 1174. Nearly Very Fine/fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

482

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 92, The Christov Family Collection.

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (12.81g). Constantinople, 5th officina, 668-73. Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large L (= 30) between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. DOC 34 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 82 var.; Sear 1178 var. Fine and very rare, dark patina, possibly a unique variant with this officina mark. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,800 - 2,200 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 97, The Christov Family Collection.

1 480

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. follis or 40 nummi (16.1g), Constantinople, 1st. officina, 674-81. Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between Heraclius and Tiberius stg. facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. DOC 31a = Tolstoi 71; MIB 80; Sear 1176. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 93, The Christov Family Collection.

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483

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. half follis or 20 nummi (9.81g), Constantinople. 5th officina, 673/4 (regnal year 20). Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K (= 20) between ANNO and mint mark. DOC 35b; MIB 83; Sear 1179.

486

The Greek letter-numeral "K" serves as both the mark of value and the regnal date. Very Fine and very rare, only two other specimens recorded from this officina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

Constantine IV alone, 681-685. follis or 40 nummi (14.9g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 683/4 (regnal. Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXX. DOC 32a = BMC 32; MIB 81; Sear 1177. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 94, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 98, The Christov Family Collection.

484

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. half follis or 20 nummi (11.71g), Constantinople. 1st officina, 673/4 (regnal year 20). Beardless bust facing, wearing helmet and cuir. and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K (= 20) between ANNO and mint mark. DOC 35a; MIB 83; Sear 1179. Nearly Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

487

The Christov Family Collection.

485

Constantine IV alone, 681-685. follis or 40 nummi (18.25g), Constantinople, 5th officina, 683/4 (regnal year 30). Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXX. DOC 32b; MIB 81; Sear 1177. Good Very Fine, date numerals somewhat obscure. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 95, The Christov Family Collection.

Constantine IV with Heraclius and Tiberius, 668-681. half follis or 20 nummi (3.16g), Rome. Crowned beardless bust facing, holding spear. Rev. X / X between crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Tiberius, Rom in ex. DOC 83; MIB 115; Sear 1234. Nearly Extremely Fine and rare with dark green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

1 488

CNG 73 (2006), lot 1051, The Christov Family Collection.

Constantine IV alone, 681-685. follis or 40 nummi (13.8g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 684/5 (regnal. year 31). Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXI. DOC 33b; MIB 81; Sear 1177. Fine, areas of erosion on obverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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492

489

Constantine IV alone, 681-685. follis or 40 nummi (14.33g), Constantinople, uncertain officina. 684/5 (regnal year 31). Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXXI. Cf. DOC 33; MIB 81; Sear 1177. Good fine, but badly double-struck and officina mark illegible. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (4.33g), Carthage, c. 690-91. Crowned bust facing, holding g. cr. Rev. Large M, theta over delta above. DOC 32; MIB 55; Sear 1269. Good Very Fine and very rare, obverse a little weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 493

490

Constantine IV alone, 681-685. follis or 40 nummi (4.66g), Ravenna, 683 (regnal year 30, 11th. indiction). Helmeted and cuir. bust three-quarter face to r., with short beard, holding spear and shield. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXX, [IA above], Q below, RAV in ex. Cf. DOC 92 = Tolstoi 132; MIB 118; Sear 1240. Good very fine and very rare with dark green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (3.23g), Carthage, 694/5 (8th indiction). Justinian stg. facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, between two monograms. Rev. Large M between H / K and lambda, monogram above, mint mark below. Cf. DOC 33 (citing Tolstoi 81); MIB 56; Sear 1270. Very Fine and very rare with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 67 (2004), lot 1873, The Christov Family Collection. 494

2ND KNOWN FOLLIS OF JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, 685-695

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (3.32g), Syracuse, c. 691-2. Justinian stg. facing, holding cross potent on two steps and gl. cr. Rev. Large M, monogram above, star beneath, SCL in ex. DOC 60; MIB 67; Spahr 221; Sear 1300. Good very fine with dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 Triton IX (2006), lot 1642, The Christov Family Collection.

1 491

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (9.54g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 685/6 (regnal year 1). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and I. Berk 752.A; cf. DOC 18, MIB 44, and Sear 1260, but no examples of year 1 noted. Very Fine and extremely rare, possibly only the second specimen known, overstruck. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,000 - 1,200

495

CNG 61 (2002), lot 2259, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (5.82g), Syracuse, c. 693-4. Justinian, in military attire, stg. facing, holding spear and gl. cr., plant in r. field. Rev. Large M between mint name CVPA-KOVCI in two columns, monogram above, SCL in ex. DOC 61; MIB 71; Spahr 225; Sear 1301. Rare and Extremely Fine for the type with attractive green patina, overstruck on another follis type of this reign. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600 Triton VIII (2005), lot 1392, The Christov Family Collection.

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Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (4.55g), Syracuse, c. 693-4. Justinian, in military attire, stg. facing, holding spear and gl. cr., plant in r. field. Rev. Large M between mint name CVPA-KOVCI in two columns, monogram above, SCL in ex. DOC 61; MIB 71; Spahr 225; Sear 1301. Rare and good Very Fine with attractive green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 550

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. half follis or 20 nummi (4.09g), Sardinia, c. 692-5. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K with crosses on either side and above, PAX beneath. DOC 39; MIB 63; Sear 1279. Good Very Fine with dark patina, exceptionally fine example of this rare issue. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 73 (2006), lot 1053, The Christov Family Collection.

POSSIBLY UNIQUE ½ FOLLIS OF JUSTINIAN II, FIRST REIGN, 685-695

497

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. follis or 40 nummi (4.7g), Syracuse, c. 695. Justinian enthroned facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, star to r. Rev. Large M between two palms, monogram above, SCL in ex. DOC 64; MIB 73; Spahr 222; Sear 1304. Nearly Very Fine and rare with dark brown patina, overstruck as usual. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

501

The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. half follis or 20 nummi (1.94g), Syracuse. Crowned half-length bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K, monogram of Justinian below, smaller K to l. Unpublished, but cf. Calciati (MBBS) 44-5 for a follis probably belonging to the same issue. Good very fine with dark patina, possibly unique. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500 CNG 75 (2007), lot 1167, The Christov Family Collection.

498

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. billon (?) three-quarter follis or 30 nummi (1.44g), Rome. No legend, beardless crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. Rev. XXX, Rom in ex. DOC 69 var. (mint mark retrograde); MIB 77; Spahr 222; Sear 1309. Extremely Fine with nice brown patina, struck on the square flan typical of this enigmatic series. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 CNG 61 (2002), lot 2175, The Christov Family Collection.

502

Leontius, 695-698. follis or 40 nummi (6.46g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 695/6 (regnal year 1). Crowned bust facing, bearded, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and A (= regnal year 1), cross above, A beneath, CON in ex. DOC 5a; MIB 32; Sear 1334. Good very fine with nice dark green patina, an unusually sharp striking and very rare thus, overstruck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 104, The Christov Family Collection.

499

Justinian II, first reign, 685-695. half follis or 20 nummi (4.51g), Constantinople, officina and date. uncertain. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K between ANNO and [regnal year numeral]. Cf. DOC 20-25; MIB 47; Sear 1262. Very Fine and rare, the types obscured by overstriking. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 102, The Christov Family Collection. 99

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503

506

Leontius, 695-698. follis or 40 nummi (8.32g), Constantinople, 1st officina. Crowned bust facing, bearded, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and date numeral (both obscured by overstriking), cross above, A beneath, [CON] in ex. Cf. DOC 5a or 6; MIB 32; Sear 1334. Fine and rare. Estimated Value .................................................................. $325-UP

CNG 73 (2006), lot 1055, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 105, The Christov Family Collection.

507

504

Tiberius III, 698-705. follis or 40 nummi (6.28g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 701/2 (regnal year 4). Tiberius, in military attire, stg. facing, holding gl. cr. and long cross. Rev. Large M between ANNO and regnal year delta (= 4). DOC 11; MIB 74; Sear 1367. Very Fine/fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Leontius, 695-698. half follis or 20 nummi (3.49g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 695/6 (regnal year 1. Crowned bust facing, bearded, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. Rev. Large K between ANNO and A (= regnal year 1), cross above, gamma beneath. DOC 8b; MIB 33; Sear 1335. Very Fine and rare, irregular flan as usual. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Tiberius III, 698-705. follis or 40 nummi (2.34g), Syracuse, c. 698-701. No legend, crowned bust facing, holding diagonal spear and shield, star to l. Rev. Large M between two palms, monogram of Tiberius above, SCL in ex. DOC 32; MIB 79b; Sear 1395. Nearly Very Fine and rare, struck on a square flan, dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 111, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 106, The Christov Family Collection.

508

505

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Tiberius III, 698-705. Gold Solidus (4.43 g) minted at Constantinople. Crowned and cuirassed bust facing of Tiberius III, holding spear and shield. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. D.O. 1; S. 1360. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 650

Tiberius III, 698-705. follis or 40 nummi (1.95g), Syracuse, c. 701-5. No legend, Tiberius stg. facing, wearing long tunic and holding long cross and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between two crosses, monogram of Tiberius above, star beneath, SCL in ex. DOC 33; MIB 80; Sear 1396. Good very fine and rare with nice green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 CNG 58 (2001), lot 1452, The Christov Family Collection.

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 444.

509

Tiberius III, 698-705. half follis or 20 nummi (3.4g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 701/2 (regnal. year 4). Tiberius, in military attire, stg. facing, holding gl. cr. and long cross. Rev. Large K between ANNO and regnal year delta (= 4). DOC 13; MIB 76; Sear 1369. Very Fine for the issue and very rare, overstruck probably on a quartered follis of Constantine IV. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 112, The Christov Family Collection.

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STUNNING FOLLIS OF JUSTINIAN II AND TIBERIUS, 705-711

510

Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. follis or 40 nummi (2.86g), Ravenna, 705/6 (regnal year 21). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding cross potent and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXI, RAV beneath. DOC 23; MIB 54; Sear 1445. Fine/good very fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

514

CNG 67 (2004), lot 1877, The Christov Family Collection.

Justinian II and Tiberius, 705-711. follis or 40 nummi (3.46g), Ravenna, 706/7 (regnal year 22). Facing crowned busts of Justinian and Tiberius, cross potent between them. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XXII, RAV beneath. Cf. DOC 24, MIB 55, and Sear 1446 (date obscure but interpreted as year 21). Very Fine and very rare, an outstanding specimen permitting an unequivocal reading of the regnal date. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500 Triton X (2007), lot 846, The Christov Family Collection.

511

Justinian II, second reign, 705-711. half follis or 20 nummi (4.43g), Constantinople, 1st officina. 705 (regnal year 20). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding cross potent and gl. cr. Rev. Large K between ANNO and XX, A beneath. DOC 13a var.; MIB 44a; Sear 1429. Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 114, The Christov Family Collection. 515

Philippicus, 711-713. follis or 40 nummi (2.71g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 711/12 (regnal year 1). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large M between [ANNO] and I, A beneath, [CON] in ex. DOC 9b; MIB 21; Sear 1455. Fine and very rare, overstruck on a follis of Justinian II and Tiberius. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 118, The Christov Family Collection.

512

Justinian II and Tiberius, 705-711. follis or 40 nummi (3.5g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 705. Facing crowned busts of Justinian and Tiberius, holding between them long patriarchal cross on globus inscribed PAX. Rev. Large M between ANNO and XX, gamma beneath, CON in ex. DOC 11 bis.2 (citing BMC 9); MIB 43; Sear 1428 ;}{f2fromanfcharset2. Good Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 516

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 116, The Christov Family Collection.

Philippicus, 711-713. follis or 40 nummi (2.94g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 711/12 (regnal year 1). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large M between [ANNO] and I, B beneath, [CON] in ex. DOC 9b; MIB 21; Sear 1455. Very Fine and very rare, dark green patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

513

Justinian II and Tiberius, 705-711. follis or 40 nummi (4.3g), Syracuse. Crowned full-length figures of Justinian and Tiberius stg. facing, each holding scepter or cross. Rev. Large M between two stars, monogram of Justinian above, SCL in ex. DOC -; MIB 52; Sear 1438. Good Very Fine/very fine with olive green patina, very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 Triton IX (2006), lot 1651, The Christov Family Collection. 101

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517

Philippicus, 711-713. follis or 40 nummi (2.85g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 711/12 (regnal year 1. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 9b; MIB 21; Sear 1455. Fair with porous surfaces, very rare. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

521

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 119, The Christov Family Collection.

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (3.65g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 713/14 (regnal year. 1). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, cross to r. Rev. Large M between ANNO and [I]. DOC 8b; MIB 28; Sear 1469. Fine or better and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 122, The Christov Family Collection.

518

Philippicus, 711-713. follis or 40 nummi (2.72g), Syracuse. Philippicus stg. facing in military attire, holding eagle-tipped scepter and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between two stars, monogram of Philippicus above, SCL in ex. DOC -; MIB 24; Sear 1460A. Very Fine with dark green patina, very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

522

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1401, The Christov Family Collection.

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (3.5g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 713/14 (regnal year 1. Another specimen, all as previous lot, but the regnal date is legible. DOC 7 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 28; Sear 1469. Nearly Fine/fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

519

Philippicus, 711-713. half follis or 20 nummi (1.68g), Constantinople, 2nd officina, 711/12 (regnal. year 1). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large K between [ANNO] and I, B beneath. DOC 12; MIB 22; Sear 1456. Nearly Very Fine and very rare, the types partially obscured by overstriking. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

523

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 120, The Christov Family Collection.

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (4.19g), Constantinople, 3rd officina, 713/14 (regnal year. 1). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, cross to r. Rev. Large M between [ANNO] and I. DOC 7b; MIB 28; Sear 1469. Good fine, dark patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350 The Christov Family Collection.

1 520

Philippicus, 711-713. decanummium or 10 nummi (1.12g), Constantinople, 1st officina, 711/12 (regnal. year 1). Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and eagle-tipped scepter. Rev. Large I between cross and I / A, [CON] in ex. DOC 13 var. (this officina not recorded); MIB 23; Sear 1457. Nearly Fine/fine and extremely rare, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

524

William Herbert Hunt Collection; ex Fehlhaber Collection The Christov Family Collection.

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (2.7g), Syracuse. Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, cross to r. Rev. Large M between two palms, monogram of Anastasius above, SCL in ex. DOC 13; MIB 31; Spahr 290; Sear 1474. Good very fine with dark patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 CNG 73 (2006), lot 1062, The Christov Family Collection.

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525

529

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (1.77g), Syracuse. Anastasius stg. facing, wearing crown and loros and holding spear and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between C-P, monogram of Anastasius above, SCL in ex. DOC -; MIB 33; Spahr 291; Sear 1475. Almost Extremely Fine/very fine with dark patina and very rare, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Theodosius III, 715-717. follis or 40 nummi (2.72g), Syracuse. Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding spear over shoulder and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between two palms, monogram of Theodosius above, theta beneath, SCL in ex. DOC 9; MIB 16; Spahr 293; Sear 1496. Good Very Fine with green patina and very rare, traces of undertype. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 Triton VIII (2005), lot 1402, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

LEO III ALONE, 717-720. FOLLIS OR 40 NUMMI, SYRACUSE

526

Anastasius II, 713-715. follis or 40 nummi (3.5g), Syracuse. Anastasius stg. facing, wearing crown and loros and holding scepter or spear and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between [C-P, monogram of Anastasius above], SCL in ex. DOC -; MIB 33; Spahr 291; Sear 1475. Good very fine with dark patina and very rare; overstruck, possibly on the initial issue of the same reign (crowned facing bust clearly visible on reverse). Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

530

Triton IX (2006), lot 1654, The Christov Family Collection.

Leo III alone, 717-720. follis or 40 nummi (2.49g), Syracuse. Leo III stg. facing, wearing helmet and loros and holding scepter or spear and gl. cr. Rev. Large M between two palms, monogram of Leo SCL in ex. DOC 52; MIB 30; Spahr 297; Sear 1529. Nearly Extremely Fine/good very fine with nice dark patina, struck on an unusually large rectangular flan, an outstanding example of this rare type. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500 Triton X (2007), lot 849, The Christov Family Collection.

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Anastasius II, 713-715. half follis or 20 nummi (1.21g), Constantinople 3rd officina, 713/14 (regnal. year 1). Crowned bust facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia, cross to r Rev. Large K between ANNO and I, gamma beneath. DOC 9; MIB 29; Sear 1470. Very Fine for this very rare type, traces of undertype on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 124, The Christov Family Collection.

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Leo III and Constantine V, 720-741. follis or 40 nummi (3.9g), Constantinople, 1st officina, c. 725-32. Crowned bust of Leo III facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia. Rev. Large M between ANN and XX, A beneath, surmounted by similar crowned bust of Constantine V above horizontal line, DOC 31a; Sear 1514. Nearly Very Fine with dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1923, The Christov Family Collection.

Anastasius II, 713-715. half follis or 20 nummi (1.66g), Constantinople, uncertain officina, 713/14 (regnal year 1). Another specimen, all as previous lot, but officina mark illegible. DOC 9; MIB 29; Sear 1470. Very Fine for this very rare type, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 175 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 122, The Christov Family Collection.

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Leo III and Constantine V, 720-741. follis or 40 nummi (3.78g), Syracuse. Facing crowned busts of Leo III (on l.) and Constantine V, each holding gl. cr. and akakia. Rev. Large M between B KwN and [CTA], monogram of Leo above, SCL in ex. DOC 53; Spahr 317; Sear 1529A. Good very fine with olive green patina, extremely rare - probably one of only half a dozen known. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Constantine V, 741-775. half follis or 20 nummi (1.59g), Constantinople, 1st officina. Crowned bust of Constantine V facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia. Rev. Large K between XXX and NNN, cross to r., [A] beneath. DOC 7b var. (cross above K); Sear 1558. Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 128, The Christov Family Collection.

Triton IX (2006), lot 1659, The Christov Family Collection.

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Leo III and Constantine V, 720-741. half follis or 20 nummi (4.65g), Constantinople, c. 720-21. Crowned bust of Leo III facing, holding gl. cr. and akakia. Rev. Large K between ANNO and X[X], surmounted by similar crowned bust of Constantine V above horizontal line, DOC 32; Sear 1518. Very Fine and rare with brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Leo IV, 775-780. solidus struck in bronze (4.08g, possibly originally gilded), Rome(time of Pope. Hadrian I). Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent in r. hand which is stretched across his chest. Rev. Cross potent on three steps, A in l. field, star in r., CON B below. DOC (Leo III) 98; Ricotti Prina 149. Sear (Leo III) 1537A. Very Fine and extremely rare, slight traces of gilding to right of emperor's crown. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000 CNG 61 (2002), lot 2180, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 127, The Christov Family Collection.

EXTREMELY RARE CONSTANTINE V, 741-775. FOLLIS , RAVENNA 537

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Constantine V, 741-775. follis or 40 nummi (1.02g), Ravenna, 741/2 (regnal year 1). Facing crowned busts of Constantine V (on l.) and Leo III (deceased), cross above. Rev. Large M between [ANNO] and I, cross above, [RA]V beneath. DOC -; Ranieri (La Monetazione di Ravenna Antica) 829; Sear -. Very Fine with green patina, extremely rare. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500

Leo IV and Constantine VI, 776-780. follis or 40 nummi (5.57g), Constantinople, c. 778-80. Leo IV and Constantine VI seated facing on double throne, each crowned and wearing chlamys. Rev. Facing crowned busts of the deceased Leo III and Constantine V, each wearing loros, M / A between X and N beneath exergual line. DOC 6; Sear 1587. Very Fine or better, a most attractive example of a follis from the middle years of the iconoclast period. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 131, The Christov Family Collection.

Triton X (2007), lot 851, The Christov Family Collection.

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Constantine VI and Irene, 780-797. follis or 40 nummi (2.93g), Constantinople, c. 780-90. Facing crowned busts of Constantine VI and his mother, the emporer wearing chlamys and holding gl. cr., the empress wearing loros and holding crusiform scepter. Rev. Facing crowned busts of deceased Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV, eaach wearing chlamys, M/A between X and N beneath. Extremely Fine, with very dark green patina which has been partially removed below inscription on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600 Triton VIII (2005), lot 1423, The Christov Family Collection.

539

Constantine VI and Irene, 780-797. follis or 40 nummi (3.16g), Constantinople, c. 780-90. Another specimen, all as previous lot, but Irene also holds gl. cr. in her r. hand. DOC 5; Sear 1597. Nearly Very Fine and very scarce with brown patina, surface deposits affecting some of the details of the design. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 133, The Christov Family Collection.

IRENE, 797-802. GOLD SOLIDUS

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Irene, 797-802. Gold Solidus (4.31g), Constantinople. EIRINH bASILISSH, crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and cruciform scepter. Rev. Same as obverse, but with X at end of legend. DOC 1c; Sear 1599. Extremely Fine and rare. Estimated Value .................................................................................................................................................................................................. $6,000 - 7,000 The Christov Family Collection.

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Irene alone, 797-802. follis or 40 nummi (5.46g), Constantinople. Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and cruciform scepter. Rev. Large M between XXX and NNN, cross above, A below. DOC 2; Sear 1600. Good very fine with smooth dark green patina, an unusually nice example of this rare and interesting issue. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500

Leo V alone, 813. follis or 40 nummi (5.88g), Constantinople. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding cross potent and akakia. Rev. Large M between XXX and NNN, cross above, A beneath. DOC 6; Sear 1629. Nearly Very Fine and very scarce. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 139, The Christov Family Collection.

Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 136, The Christov Family Collection.

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Leo V and Constantine, 813-820. follis (5.68g), Syracuse. No legend, Facing crowned busts of Leo V and his son, each wearing chlamys, cross above. Rev. Large lambda and kappa, cross above. DOC 19a; Sear 1635. Extremely Fine with smooth dark brown patina, an exceptional specimen. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

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Nicephorus I and Stauracius, 803-811. follis or 40 nummi (4.63g), Constantinople. No legend, Facing crowned busts of Nicephorus I and his son, each wearing chlamys, cross above. Rev. Large M between XXX and NNN, cross above, A beneath. DOC 5; Sear 1607. Very Fine or better with dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 137, The Christov Family Collection. 546

Michael II and Theophilus, 820-829. Silver Miliaresion (1.77g), Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 6; Sear 1641. Fine, with minor edge damage. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Michael I alone, 811. follis or 40 nummi (4.27g), Constantinople. Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding gl. cr. and cruciform scepter. Rev. Large M between XXX and NNN, cross above, A beneath. DOC (Michael II) 7; Sear 1617. Nearly Very Fine and very scarce. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 138, The Christov Family Collection.

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Basil I, 867-886. follis (7.33g), Constantinople. Basil seated facing on elaborate throne, holding labarum and akakia. Rev. Imperial inscription in four lines across field. DOC 12; Sear 1709. Extremely Fine, with very dark green patina which has been partially removed below inscription on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $450 - 600 Triton VIII (2005), lot 1423, The Christov Family Collection.

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Leo VI and Alexander, 886-912. follis (9.13g), Constantinople. Leo VI and his brother seated facing on double throne, each wearing crown and loros and holding between them labarum. Rev. Imperial inscription in four lines across field. DOC 6; Sear 1730. Nearly Extremely Fine with nice brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

551

Constantine IX, 1042-1055. Gold Histamenon Nomisma (4.38 g) minted at Constantinople. Bust facing of Christ, wearing nimbus and holding book of Gospels. Reverse: Crowned, facing bust of Constantine, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciter. D.O. 3; S. 1830. A little roughness at edge on both sides. Lustrous, Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

552

Constantine X, 1059-1067. Gold Histamenon Nomisma (4.36 g) minted at Constantinople. Christ seated on throne, raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels. Reverse: Constantine standing, holding labarum and globus cruciger. D.O. 1; S. 1847. Natural mint flaw on outer edge at eight o'clock of reverse. Well struck; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

The Christov Family Collection.

549

Constantine VII and Zoe, 914-919. follis (5.66g), Constantinople. Facing crowned busts of Constantine VII and his mother, holding between them long patriarchal cross, the emperor wearing loros, the empress clad in chlamys. Rev. Imperial inscription in five lines across field. DOC 22; Sear 1758. Very Fine with brown patina, some light tooling. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 454.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Romanus I, 920-944. follis (6.96g), Constantinople, c. 931-44. Crowned bust facing, wearing richly jeweled chlamys and holding transverse labarum and gl. cr. Rev. Imperial inscription in four lines across field. DOC 25a; Sear 1760. Good Extremely Fine with rich brown patina, a magnificent example of this attractive type. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

Romanus IV and Eudocia, with Michael VII, Constantius and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Gold Histamenon. Nomisma (4.31g), Constantinople Similar to previous, but on obv. the three emperors stand on a single dais instead of individual footstools. DOC 2; Sear 1861. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection CNG 63 (2003), lot 1682, The Christov Family Collection.

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Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 163, The Christov Family Collection.

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Michael VII, 1071-1078. Silver two-thirds Miliaresion (pierced 1.21g), Constantinople. Nimbate bust of the Virgin facing, holding before her circular medallion of the infant Christ with cross behind head. Rev. Inscription of Michael in five lines across field. DOC 9; Sear 1876A. Fine and very rare, pierced near edge at 10 o'clock. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 The Christov Family Collection.

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Michael VII, 1071-1078. Gold (pale metal) Histamenon Nomisma (4.34 g) minted at Constantinople. Bust facing of Christ, wearing nimbus and holding book of Gospels. Reverse: Crowned, facing bust of Michael, holding labarum and globus cruciter. D.O. 2a; S. 1868. Nicely struck, with some luster present; Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

Nicephorus Bryennius, pretender, 1077-8. follis (6.94g), uncertain mint. Bust of Christ facing, nimbate and with cross behind head., holding scroll. Rev. Patriarchal cross on two steps, C - [B] / N - [B] in field above and below. DOC 1a; Sear 1890A (attributed to Nicephorus Basilacius, following Hendy). Fine/very fine with dark patina, very rare. In 1077 Nicephorus Bryennius, Duke of Dyrrhachium, decided to try and overthrow the weak regime of Michel VII. The general Nicephorus Basilacius was sent against him, but the two Nicephori combined forces and Basilacius took possession of Thessalonica while Bryennius advanced on the capital. However, in the meantime Michael's weak regime had already been toppled by a third Nicephorus (Botaniates). The new emperor despatched the general Alexius Comnenus against the two rebels and he quickly overcame their uprising, leaving Nicephorus III in full control of the Empire. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,200

Michael VII and Maria, 1071-1078. Gold Tetarteron Nomisma (pale metal 4.04g), Constantinople. Nimbate bust of the Virgin facing, holding before her circular medallion of the infant Christ with cross behind head. Rev. Crowned half-length figures of Michael, wearing loros (on l.), and his wife, wearing jeweled robe with broad collar (on r.), holding between them long cross with terminal pellets to arms and X on shaft. DOC 4; Sear 1871. Good Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Michael VII, 1071-1078. half follis (4.62g), Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ, holding book of Gospels, cross behind head., stars in field to l. and to r. Rev. Crowned bust of Michael facing, wearing loros and holding labarum and gl. cr. DOC 15; Sear 1880A. Very Fine with brown patina, circular surface flaw on obverse below Christ's right jaw; an excellent example of this extremely rare and interesting issue, seemingly the last fraction of the follis to be produced by the Byzantine mint. Estimated Value ............................................................ $900 - 1,200

Nicephorus Basilacius, pretender, 1078. follis (7.23g), Thessalonica. NIKHFORO BAC, Half-length bust of Christ facing, nimbate and with cross behind head., holding book of Gospels, A in lower r. field. Rev. Patriarchal cross on base, IC - [XC] / NI - KA in field above and below. Cf. DOC III, pp. 705-6 (Anonymous Class N) = Sear 1903A; Grierson ("Nicephorus Bryennius or Nicephorus Basilacius?") in Numismatic Circular 1976, pp. 23, type c; Bland ("A Follis of Nicephorus Basilacius?") in Numismatic Chronicle 1992, pp. 175-7 and pl. 36, B. Good very fine with dark green patina, overstruck (undertype uncertain), extremely rare (less than 10 specimens known) and of great historical interest; obverse legend unusually distinct, possibly the finest specimen known. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,200 CNG 66 (2004), lot 1788, The Christov Family Collection.

Triton VIII (2005), lot 1452, The Christov Family Collection.

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Nicephorus Basilacius, pretender, 1078. follis (8.29g), Thessalonica. Another specimen, all as previous lot, but the obverse type obscured by overstriking on an anonymous follis of Class D (?), the reverse distinct. Fine/good fine, extremely rare (less than 10 specimens known) and of great historical interest. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

The Christov Family Collection CNG 50 (1999), lot 1828, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Alexius I, 1081-1118 (Pre-Reform Coinage, 1081-1092). Histamenon Nomisma (electrum or silver, 4.39g). Thessalonica 1082-7. Similar to previous, but instead of labarum St. Demetrius presents to the emperor a patriarchal cross resting on globus and two steps. DOC 5a; Hendy pl. 1, 10-12; Sear 1905. Good Very Fine and very rare, obverse a little weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

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Nicephorus Basilacius, pretender, 1078. follis (8.06g), Thessalonica. Another specimen, all as previous two lots, the types distinct but showing much wear through long circulation. Nearly Fine, extremely rare (less than 10 specimens known) and of great historical interest. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 The Christov Family Collection.

Alexius I, 1081-1118 (Pre-Reform Coinage, 1081-1092). Miliaresion (billon, concave fabric, 1.88g). Constantinople The Virgin stg. facing on footstool, nimbate and with her hands uplifted (orans), inscription around "May the Mother of God help your servant". Rev. Alexius, crowned and wearing military attire, stg. facing, holding long cross and resting on hilt of sheathed sword, dot below his r. elbow. DOC 10; Hendy pl. 2, 13; Sear 1897. Fair to Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 The Christov Family Collection.

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Alexius I and Irene with John II, 1081-1118. Billon Aspron Trachy Nomisma (2.8g), Thessalonica. 1092/3, on the occasion of the coronation of Alexius'son, John II. Christ, wearing nimbus cr., on r., holding book of Gospels and crowning with his r. hand stg. figure of John II facing, on l., wearing loros and holding labarum and gl. cr. Rev. Facing crowned figures of Alexius, on l., and his wife Irene on r., each wearing loros and holding between them long patriarchal cross, Alexius also holding akakia. DOC 27; Hendy pl. 6, 11; Sear 1916. Fine/very fine, rare and interesting, the obverse weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 900

565

The Christov Family Collection.

Alexius I, 1081-1118 (Pre-Reform Coinage, 1081-1092). Histamenon Nomisma (electrum or silver, flan. chipped (4.10g) 1082-7. Christ, wearing nimbus cr., seated facing on squarebacked throne, holding book of Gospels, double border. Rev. Crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jeweled chlamys and holding gl. cr. in l. hand and sceptre with pellet on shaft and surmounted by star ornament in r., double border. DOC 2b; Hendy pl. 1, 4; Sear 1893. Good very fine and rare, toned, edge chipped at 4-5 o'clock. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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Alexis I, 1081-1118 (Post-Reform Coinage, 1092-1118). Billon Aspron Trachy Nomisma (3.92g). Philippopolis (?) Christ seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels. Rev. Crowned figure of Alexius stg. facing, wearing loros and holding labarum and gl. cr. DOC 31b; Hendy pl. 7, 8-9; Sear 1936. Fair/very fine and rare, the obverse weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

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The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Alexis I, 1081-1118. billon pre-reform trachy nomisma (3.3g), Thessalonica, 1087-92. Nimbate bust of Christ facing. holding book of Gospels. Rev. Stg. figures of St. Demetrius r., nimbate and in military attire, on l., and Alexius I facing, crowned and wearing loros, on r., the saint presenting to the emperor long patriarchal cross on steps. DOC 5b; Sear 1905. Fine and rare. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Alexis I, 1081-1118 (Post-Reform Coinage, 1092-1118). Billon Aspron Trachy Nomisma (4.06g). Constantinople Another, all as previous. DOC 25; Hendy pl. 7, 2-4; Sear 1918. Fine/nearly very fine, of good silver appearance, the obverse weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Alexius I, 1081-1118. billon one-third miliaresion (0.84g), Constantinople, 1081-92. Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, orans. Rev. Imperial inscription in four lines across field. DOC 12; Sear 1899. Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 CNG 63 (2003), lot 1687, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Alexis I Comnenus, 1081-1118. half tetarteron (1.3g), Thessalonica (?). Nimbate bust of the Virgin facing. Rev. Crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing chlamys and holding labarum and gl. cr. DOC 44; Sear 1934. Only Fair, but an extremely rare denomination. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 CNG 55 (2000), lot 1571, The Christov Family Collection.

Alexis I, 1081-1118 (Post-Reform Coinage, 1092-1118). Billon Aspron Trachy Nomisma (4.55g). Constantinople Christ seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels. Rev. Crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jeweled chlamys and holding long cross and gl. cr. DOC 25; Hendy pl. 7, 2-4; Sear 1918. Fine/very fine, of good silver appearance and unusually high weight, the obverse weakly struck. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection. 572

John II, 1118-1143. gold hyperpyron (4.23g), Thessalonica. KE ROHQEI, Christ enthroned facing, r. hand raised in benediction, holding book of Gospels in l. Rev. Facing half-length busts of John II, crowned and wearing loros, and the Virgin, nimbate, holding between them long patriarchal cross. Unlisted variant with inscription on the obv. and abbreviated legends on the rev. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 CNG 63 (2003), lot 1693, The Christov Family Collection.

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John II, 1118-1143. Electrum Aspron Trachy (4.42 g) minted at Constantinople. Christ seated on throne, raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels. Reverse: John and St. George standing, holding patriarchal cross. Hendy plate 10, 3-4; R. 2098; S. 1942. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Isaac Comnenus, Usurper in Cyprus, 1184-1191. tetarteron (2.05g), secondary mint (Limassol or. Famagusta). Christ enthroned facing, his r. hand raised in benediction, holding scroll in l. Rev. The Virgin stg. facing, on r., crowning Isaac who wears loros and holds cruciform scepter and akakia. DOC 10a; Sear 1998. Good Very Fine with dark brown patina and extremely rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 The Christov Family Collection.

Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 457.

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Manuel I, 1143-1180. Gold Hyperpyron Nomisma (4.41g), Constantinople. 1167-80. Another, all as previous, but the emperor's collar has eight jewels. DOC 1e.3; Hendy pl. 12, 1011; Sear 1956. Extremely Fine, very neatly engraved dies. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

Isaac Comnenus, Usurper in Cyprus, 1184-1191. tetarteron (2.97g), secondary mint (Limassol or. Famagusta). Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 10a; Sear 1998. Fine, with green-brown patina, flan slightly bent, extremely rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 CNG 55 (2000), lot 1574, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

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Isaac Comnenus, Usurper in Cyprus, 1184-1191. billon trachy (4.65g), secondary mint (Limassol or. Famagusta). The Virgin, orans, stg. facing. Rev. Crowned figure of Isaac stg. facing on dais, holding long cross and gl. cr. manus Dei above. DOC 4; Sear 1995. Extremely Fine and extremely rare, with smooth dark patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

Isaac II, 1185-1195. Electrum Aspron Trachy (3.73 g) minted at Constantinople. The Virgin enthroned facing. Reverse: Isaac being crowned by the Archangel Michael. BMC 12; cf. Hendy plate 20.5; S. 2002. Choice Very Fine for issue, with a particularly sharp reverse legend. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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The Christov Family Collection.

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Isaac II, 1185-1195. Electrum Aspron Trachy (3.32 g) minted at Constantinople. The Virgin enthroned facing. Reverse: Isaac and the Archangel Michael standing, facing. Hendy plate 20, 528; S. 2002. Normal small faults for issue. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 225 Ex Malter Auction XLVII (4 II 92), lot 458.

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Theodore Mancaphas, usurper in Philadelphia, 1188-1189. billion trachy (4.28g), Philadelphia. Christ stg. facing, his r. hand raised in benediction, holding book of Gospels in l. Rev. Theodore stg. facing, wearing crown and jeweled loros and holding long patriarchal cross with both hands. DOC 2; Grierson 1127. Very Fine for the type and very rare, light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection CNG 50 (1999), lot 1832, The Christov Family Collection.

The Empire of Nicaea

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John III, Ducas (Vatatzes), 1221-1254. Gold Hyperpyron Nomisma (4.33g), Magnesia. 1232-54. Christ seated facing on backless throne, wearing nimbus cr., raising r. hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels. Rev. Facing stg. figures of John, on l., and the Virgin, nimbate, on r., the emperor wearing divitision and loros and holding labarum and akakia, the Virgin crowning the emperor with her r. hand. DOC 5; Hendy pl. 32, 35; Sear-Bendall 2073. Good very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

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Empire of Nicaea. John III, Ducas (Vatatzes), 1221-1254. Gold Hyperpyron Nomisma (4.22 g) minted at Magnesia. Christ enthroned. Reverse: John standing left, being crowned by the Virgin. Cf. D.O. 6a; S. 2073. Choice Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 275

John III Ducas-Vatatzes, 1222-1254. billion trachy (3.7g), Thessalonica, c. 1249/50-54. Nimbate bust of St. George facing, in military attire, holding spear and shield. Rev. Half-length figures of John III, on l., and St. Demetrius, on r., holding betwe. Nearly Extremely Fine and rare with dark brown patina, double-striking on obverse and areas of flatness on reverse. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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John III, Ducas (Vatatzes), 1221-1254. Gold Hyperpyron Nomisma (3.69 g) minted at Magnesia. Christ enthroned. Reverse: John standing left, being crowned by the Virgin. Cf. D.O. 5; S. 2073. Light graffiti at edges. Fine to Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

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John III Ducas-Vatatzes, 1222-1254. billion trachy (2.43g), Thessalonica, c. 1249/50-54. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 11; Sear-Bendall 2131. Very Fine or better and rare with dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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589 586

Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224-1230. billion trachy (3.79g), Thessalonica. The Virgin enthroned facing, holding nimbate head. of Christ. Rev. Theodore, on l., and St. Theodore, holding sheathed sword, on r., both stg. facing, holding between them long staff surmounted by cross within circle. DOC 6; cf. SearBendall 2164 (misdescribed). Good very fine with dark brown patina and struck on a full flan, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224-1230. billion trachy (5.6g), Thessalonica. Christ enthroned facing, r. hand raised in benediction, holding book of Gospels in l. Rev. Theodore, on l., holding labarum and receiving triple-towered castle from the hands of the Archangel Michael, on r., manus Dei above. DOC 7; SearBendall 2165. Very Fine with dark patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

590

587

Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224-1230. billion trachy (3.36g), Thessalonica. Nimbate bust of Christ Emmanuel, holding scroll. Rev. Theodore, on l., and St. Demetrius, holding sword over shoulder, on r., both stg. facing, holding between them long staff surmounted by cross within circle. DOC 4; Sear-Bendall 2161. Very Fine or better and rare, has been cleaned. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224-1230. bronze half tetarteron (1.73g), Thessalonica. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius facing, holding spear and shield. Rev. Theodore stg. facing, holding gl. cr. and labarum. DOC 15a; Sear-Bendall 2173. Very Fine with dark patina and rare. Estimated Value ................................................................... $50 - 75 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

591

Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, 1230-1237. billion trachy (3.44g), Thessalonica. Nimbate bust of St. Demetrius facing. Rev. Facing figure of Manuel on l. crowned by Christ stg. on r. DOC 3; Sear-Bendall 2177. Good Very Fine with dark brown patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

588

Theodore Comnenus-Ducas, 1224-1230. billion trachy (3.78g), Thessalonica. Beardless Christ enthroned facing, r. hand raised in benediction, l. hand raised and holding scroll. Rev. Theodore, on l., holding cruciform scepter and akakia, crowned by St. Demetrius, on r., holding sheathed sword. DOC 5; Sear-Bendall 2162. Very Fine/good very fine with brown patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

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595

Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, 1230-1237. billion trachy (5.2g), Thessalonica. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 3; Sear-Bendall 2177. Very Fine with brown patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, 1230-1237. billion trachy (2.89g), Thessalonica. Nimbate half-length figure of archangel Michael facing, wearing loros and holding drawn sword over r. shoulder and sheath. Rev. Facing crowned figures of Manuel, on l., and St. Constantine, on r., holding between them long patriarchal cross. DOC 6; Sear-Bendall 2180. Extremely Fine for the type with rich brown patina, very rare thus. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 LHS 97 (2006), lot 175, The Christov Family Collection.

593

Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, 1230-1237. billion trachy (small module, 1.7g), Thessalonica. Another specimen, all as previous two lots, but struck on a small flan. DOC 3; Sear-Bendall 2184. Good Very Fine with brown patina, rare. Estimated Value ................................................................... $40 - 60

596

The Christov Family Collection.

John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.63g), Thessalonica. Winged bust of cherub (?) facing. Rev. Facing stg. figures of St. Demetrius, nimbate, on l., and John, crowned, on r., holding between them long staff with large letter B. Cf. DOC 25 (obv.) and 12 (rev.); cf. Sear-Bendall 2210/2198. Very Fine and apparently an unpublished combination of obv. and rev. types. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

594

Manuel Comnenus-Ducas, 1230-1237. billion trachy (1.85g), Thessalonica. Facing bust of the Virgin orans. Rev. St. Demetrius (?) stg. facing, on r., holding spear and presenting patriarchal cross on gl. to Manuel, on l., holding cruciform scepter. DOC 5; Sear-Bendall 2179. Very Fine and rare with light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

597

The Christov Family Collection.

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John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.71g), Thessalonica. Outstretched wing. Rev. Half-length figure of John stg. facing, holding large banner with two crosses within circles. DOC 31; Sear-Bendall 2217. Extremely Fine for the type with brown patina, very rare thus. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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The Despotate of Epirus

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John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.57g), Thessalonica. Cross with pellet in each angle within crescentshaped ornament (?). Rev. Half-length figure of John stg. facing beneath arch flanked by towers. DOC 36; Sear-Bendall 2221. Nearly Extremely Fine and very rare with light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

602

The Christov Family Collection.

The Despotate of Epirus. Michael II Angelus and John III Vatatzes, 1248. billion trachy (3g), Arta (?). Stylized city-walls and towers with gate. Rev. Facing stg. figure of John III, on r., crowning similar figure of the despot Michael II, on l. DOC 3; Sear-Bendall 2247. Good very fine with brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

The Restored Byzantine Empire 599

John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. billion trachy (0.8g), Thessalonica. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC 36; SearBendall 2221. Good very fine and very rare with light brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

603

600

Michael VIII, 1261-1282. Bronze Trachy Nomisma (2.98g), Thessalonica. Christ stg. facing on dais. Rev. Michael VIII enthroned facing, holding labarum and plain gl. DOC 100-02; Sear-Bendall 2290. Nearly Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ................................................................. $50 - 100 The Christov Family Collection.

John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. billion trachy (1.46g), Thessalonica. Cross with star at each extremity. Rev. Crowned busts of John, on l., and St. Demetrius, nimbate, on r., holding between them staff surmounted by large fleur-de-lis. DOC 37; Sear-Bendall 2222. Nearly Extremely Fine and very rare with light brown patina, important for providing the obverse description for this type which is uncertain on the other known specimens. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 The Christov Family Collection. 604

601

Michael VIII, 1261-1282. bronze trachy (2.17g), Thessalonica. The archangel Michael facing, holding spear. Rev. Half-length figures of Michael VIII, on l., and St. Demetrius, on r., holding between them long staff surmounted by cross within circle. DOC 147-50; Sear-Bendall 2297. Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

John Comnenus-Ducas, 1237-1242. bronze half tetarteron ? (0.96g), Thessalonica. Imperial inscription in four lines across field. Rev. Cross potent on steps between IC and XC. DOC 13; Sear-Bendall 2224. Good Very Fine with green-brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 The Christov Family Collection.

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609

Michael VIII, 1261-1282. Bronze Trachy Nomisma (2.98g), Thessalonica. Large fleur-de-lis florencĂŠe. Rev. Michael stg. facing, crowned and wearing loros and holding large cross and akakia, small lis florencĂŠe in l. field. DOC 187-90 (Class XV); PCPC 84; Bendall-Donald (Michael VIII) T. 16; Sear-Bendall 2309. Very Fine for the issue and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Andronicus II, 1282-1328. bronze trachy (1.31g), Thessalonica. Two large wings. Rev. Half-length figure of Andronicus II facing beneath canopy. DOC 745-8; Sear-Bendall 2385. Very Fine/ good very fine and rare, dark brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection CNG 63 (2003), lot 1719, The Christov Family Collection.

610

606

Michael VIII, 1261-1282. bronze trachy (2.12g), Thessalonica. Flower of eight petals. Rev. Facing half-length figures of Michael VIII, on l., and the Virgin, nimbate, on r., holding between them large patriarchal cross, two stars in upper field. DOC 152-4; Sear-Bendall 2311. Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

The Christov Family Collection CNG 63 (2003), lot 1721, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

607

611

John II, 1280-1297. Silver Asper (2.56g). Obv. As previous. Rev. John stg. facing, crowned, holding labarum and gl. cr., three pellets on labarum shaft, three more in inner l. field, manus Dei in upper r. field. BMC pp. 274-5, 77-84.; Retowski 13 ff.; SearBendall 2609. Very Fine, toned. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

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Andronicus II, 1282-1328. bronze trachy (1.54g), Thessalonica. Six-petaled flower. Rev. Andronicus II stg. facing, holding large B in each hand. DOC 789-92; Sear-Bendall 2393. About Extremely Fine for the type and rare, smooth dark patina, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

1

Andronicus II, 1282-1328. Bronze Trachy Nomisma (1.21g), Thessalonica. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius facing, nimbate and in military attire, holding spear over l. shoulder, large B in field to l. Rev. Winged figure of Andronicus stg. facing, crowned and wearing loros, holding model of the city of Thessalonica in r. hand and scepter in l. DOC 849-51 (Class XLIV); PCPC 255; LPC p. 210, 11; Sear-Bendall 2370. Fine/very fine, rare and interesting. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

Andronicus II, 1282-1328. bronze trachy (1.47g), Constantinople. Christ stg. facing between B - B. Rev. Andronicus II enthroned facing, holding large patriarchal cross and akakia. DOC 573-4; Sear-Bendall 2341. Very Fine and rare, dark patina. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. billion tornese (0.69g), Constantinople. Inscription around plain cross within circle. Rev. Andronicus II and Michael IX stg. facing, holding long cross between them. DOC V, p. 148, 8 var; Sear-Bendall 2409 var. Nearly Very Fine and extremely rare, possibly unique. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

The Christov Family Collection.

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613

617

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. bronze trachy (2.28g), Thessalonica. Cross with stars in upper angles and B's in lower angles. Rev. Half-length figures of Andronicus II and Michael IX facing, holding large patriarchal cross between them. DOC 774-7; PCPC 234; Sear-Bendall -. Nearly Very Fine/ very fine and rare, dark patina, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. assarion (2.15g), Constantinople 1302/3. Large NA (= Indiction 1). Rev. Andronicus II and Michael IX stg. facing, holding long cross between them. DOC 659-60; Sear-Bendall 2432. Very Fine and rare, dark green-brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

618 614

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. assarion (1.58g), Constantinople. Inscription within double border around facing bust of Christ. Rev. Andronicus II and Michael IX stg. facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 633-7 var. (emperors hold patriarchal cross between them); Sear-Bendall 2428 var. Nearly Very Fine and very rare with dark patina, apparently a hybrid type with reverse as DOC 647. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. assarion (2.02g), Constantinople. Cross pattĂŠe with small X at center, B in each quarter (the two on r. reversed). Rev. Three-quarter length figures of Andronicus II and Michael IX facing, holding labarum between them, AVTOKPATOPEC ROMAION within double border. DOC 700; Sear-Bendall 2448. Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 CNG 67 (2004), lot 1910, The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

619 615

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. assarion (2.18g), Constantinople. Cross with star in each angle. Rev. Three-quarter length figures of Andronicus II and Michael IX facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 655-8; Sear-Bendall 2431. Very Fine or better and rare, brown patina. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

Andronicus III, 1328-1341. silver reduced basilikon (0.99g), Constantinople. Christ stg. facing on souppedion, B - B in upper field, 6-petaled flower in lower l. field, fleur-de-lis in lower r. Rev. St. Demetrius, nimbate, on l., and Andronicus III, crowned, on r., both stg. facing, the saint holding cross before breast, the emperor with l. hand on breast. DOC 871-3; SearBendall 2473. Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 800

The Christov Family Collection.

Triton V (2002), lot 2317, The Christov Family Collection.

1

616

Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320. assarion (1.52g), Constantinople 130 1/2. Large N IE (= Indiction 13). Rev. Andronicus II and Michael IX stg. facing, holding labarum between them. DOC 698; Sear-Bendall 2446. Good fine and rare, areas of flatness in the striking. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

620

The Christov Family Collection.

Andronicus III, 1328-1341. assarion (2.1g), Constantinople. Half-length figure of St. George facing, holding spear and shield. Rev. Half-length figure of Andronicus III facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding cruciform scepter and gl. cr. DOC 894-5; Sear-Bendall 2478. Nearly Very Fine and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

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621

Andronicus III, 1328-1341. assarion (1.42g), Constantinople, 1334/5. Large NB (= Indiction 2), stars above and below. Rev. Half-length figure of Andronicus III facing, wearing crown and loros and holding cruciform scepter and akakia. DOC 902-6; Sear-Bendall 2480. Very Fine for the type and with brown patina, rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

625

The Christov Family Collection.

LHS 97 (2006), lot 299, The Christov Family Collection.

622

John V, 1341-1391. assarion (2.02g), Thessalonica, 1341-7. Archangel Michael stg. facing. Rev. Andronicus III (deceased) stg. facing, on l., presenting much smaller figure of John V, on r., cross in circle and two stars in field, B to r. DOC 1191; SearBendall 2501. Fine or better and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Andronicus III, 1328-1341. assarion (1.92g), Constantinople. Cross ancrĂŠe with X at center. Rev. Andronicus III stg. facing, wearing crown and loros and holding cruciform scepter. DOC 908-12; Sear-Bendall 2481. Very Fine with dark patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

626

The Christov Family Collection.

John V, 1341-1391. assarion (2.48g), Thessalonica, 1365-9. St. Demetrius, in military attire, stg. facing with spear and shield, between two long crosses with three bars. Rev. John V stg. facing, holding staff surmounted by cross in circle and model of city, large star to r. DOC -; PCPC 317; Sear-Bendall 2525. Good very fine with dark brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

623

Andronicus III, 1328-1341. bronze trachy (1.47g), Thessalonica. St. Demetrius enthroned facing with sword across knees. Rev. Andronicus III stg. facing, holding fleur-de-lis and cruciform scepter, stars in field. DOC 929; Sear-Bendall 2487. Very Fine and very rare with dark patina. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

627

The Christov Family Collection.

John V, 1341-1391. assarion (2.26g), Thessalonica, 1365-9. Another specimen, all as previous lot. DOC -; PCPC 317; SearBendall 2525. Very Fine with green-brown patina and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

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Andronicus III, 1328-1341. bronze trachy (1.36g), Thessalonica. Large Palaeologan monogram. Rev. Crowned figure of Andronicus III facing, holding cruciform scepter and akakia. DOC -; Sear-Bendall 2494 (= LPC "Additions" 12). Very Fine or better with dark brown patina and rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 CNG 54 (2000), lot 1956, The Christov Family Collection.

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628

John V (?), 1341-1391., Æ 15 (follaro?), uncertain mint. Four B's in the angles of a cross, also with triangle of pellets in three of the angles. Rev, Half-length crowned figure of emperor facing, holding cruciform scepter, omega in r. field. Bendall (A Private Collection of Palaeologan Coins) 384; Schlumberger (Numismatique de l'orient Latin) 24

631

This enigmatic type is regarded by Bendall as Palaeologan though he does not attempt to assign it to a particular ruler, classifying it simply as "Sub-Byzantine". The present attribution is made with some hesitation by the cataloguer though the presence of the omega in right field would seem to suggest that the emperor's name was Johannes, consequently making John V a strong candidate. Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

John VIII, 1425-1448. Silver Stavraton (6.53g), Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 1665-1714; PCPC 348; LPC p. 172, 1; Sear-Bendall 2564. Nearly Very Fine, some flatness. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 54 (2000), lot 1954, The Christov Family Collection. 632

POSSIBLY FINEST KNOWN AR BASILIKON OF JOHN VAND VI

John VIII, 1425-1448. Silver Stavraton (6.38g), Constantinople. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels, pellets within double border around. Rev. Nimbate bust of John facing, crowned and wearing maniakon, inscription in two lines around. DOC 1665-1714; PCPC 348; LPC p. 172, 1; Sear-Bendall 2564. Fine/very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300 The Christov Family Collection CNG 54 (2000), lot 1958, The Christov Family Collection.

629

John V and John VI, 1347-1353. silver basilikon (1.03g), Constantinople. Christ stg. facing in mandorla. Rev. John V and John VI stg. facing side by side, each holding labarum-headed scepter. DOC -; Grierson 1326; Sear-Bendall 2528. Extremely Fine, toned and very rare, possibly the finest known specimen. Estimated Value .................................................. $2,000 - 2,500

633

CNG 63 (2003), lot 1740, The Christov Family Collection.

John VIII, 1425-1448. Silver half Stavraton (3.36g), Constantinople. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. and holding book of Gospels, pellets within double border around. Rev. Nimbate bust of John facing, crowned and wearing maniakon, one-line inscription around. DOC 1751-86; PCPC 349; LPC p. 172, 2; Sear-Bendall 2565. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

1 630

John VII, 1399-1403. silver half stavraton (3.71g), Constantinople. Nimbate bust of Christ facing, r. hand raised in benediction, holding book of Gospels in l. Rev. Crowned and nimbate bust of John VII facing, pellet in l. and r. field. DOC 1342; SearBendall 2562. Very Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

634

CNG 54 (2000), lot 1957, The Christov Family Collection.

John VIII, 1425-1448. Silver Half Stavraton (3.36g), Constantinople. Another, all as previous. DOC 1751-86; PCPC 349; LPC p. 172, 2; Sear-Bendall 2565. Good fine, irregular flan. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

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638

635

Empire of Trebizond. George, 1266-1280. bronze trachy (3.3g). Nimbate half-length figure of St. George facing, in military attire. Rev. Facing stg. figures of George, on l., crowned and holding scepter and akakia, and St. Eugenius, on r., nimbate and holding long cross. Sear-Bendall 2606; Retowski 1. Very Fine and very rare, areas of corrosion on both sides. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225

The Christov Family Collection.

Large Lots of Byzantine Coinage 639

Group of Three Coins:. Two debased gold hyperpyrons of the general type Virgin within the walls of Constantinople/Christ crowning co-emperors (Fine-VF, usual crude striking); plus a silver denarius minted by Trajan with reverse Felicitas (toned EF, flan a bit ragged). Lot of 3 coins. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

640

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I.. Constantinople, small module coinage: folles (2, S. 14, 17), 20 nummi (S. 24), 10 nummi (S. 26); large module coinage: folles (7, S. 19, off.-, S. 21, 22), 20 nummi (3, S. 25, off. , , ), 10 nummi (S. 28). Nicomedia: small module follis and 20 nummi (S. 34, 40). Alexandria: follis (S. 47), 20 nummi (S. 51), 5 nummi (S. 53). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Fine to good fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

The Christov Family Collection.

636

Theodora, c. 1285. silver asper (2.79g). St. Eugenius stg. facing, holding long cross. Rev. Theodora stg. facing, holding gl. cr. and resting l. hand on breast. Sear-Bendall 2618; BMCV 1. Retowski 1-2.

The Christov Family Collection. 641

Coins of this ephemeral empress, the older sister of John II (1280-1297), are very seldom offered for sale. Very Fine and very rare. Estimated Value ............................................................ $800 - 1,000 Triton VI (2003), lot 1232, The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 25 bronze coins of Justin I.. Constantinople, folles (5, S. 62, off. , , , S. 63, off. , ), 20 nummi (5, S. 68, 69, off. , , , ), 5 nummi (7, S. 72, off. , , S. 73, 74, 75, 76, 77). Nicomedia, folles (4, S. 83, off. ,, S. 84, 85), 5 nummi (S. 92). Cyzicus, follis (S. 95), 20 nummi (S. 97). Antioch, 10 nummi (S. 109). TWENTY-FIVE COINS IN LOT. Mostly Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

EXTREMELY RARE AR ASPER OF JOHN II AND ALEXIUS II

642

1 637

Alesius III, 1349-1390. Silver Asper (2.14g). Another, all as previous. BMC pp. 294-5, 6-9; Retowski 1 ff.; Sear-Bendall 2628. Nearly Very Fine, a little weakly struck. Estimated Value ................................................................. $75 - 125

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I and Justin I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module coinage: folles (2, S. 18, 18A), 20 nummi (2, S. 23, 24); large module coinage: folles (5, S. 19, off. ,, S. 20, 21, 22), 20 nummi (2, S. 25, off. , ). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, 63), 20 nummi (S. 69), 5 nummi (3, S. 72, 73, 75); Nicomedia, folles (S. s. 84, 88); Cherson, 5 nummi (S. 112B). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Some scarce. Fine to Nearly Fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

John II and Alexius II, 1297. silver asper (2.29g). St. Eugenius stg. facing, holding long cross. Rev. John II, on l., and Alexius II, on r., stg. facing side by side, John holding labarum and clasping hands with his son who holds scepter. Sear-Bendall 2616; Cf. BMCV, p. 276 1. Retowski 3.

643

Coins of this brief joint reign are seldom offered for sale and this is probably the rarest silver asper in the entire Trebizondian series. Very Fine and extremely rare. Estimated Value .................................................. $1,200 - 1,500

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I and Justin I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module folles (2, S. 14, 16), large module folles (3, S. 19, off. , , S. 21), 20 nummi (3, S. 25, off. , ,), 5 nummi (S. 29); Nicomedia, 10 nummi (S. 44). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (3, S. 62, off. , , S. 64), 20 nummi (S. 69), 5 nummi (3, S. 73, 74, 76); Nicomedia, folles (2, S. 83, 88); Antioch, follis (S. 100). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

CNG 66 (2004), lot 1824, The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I and Justin I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module folles (2, S. 14, 16), small module 20 nummi (S. 23), large module folles (3, S. 19, off. , , S. 21), large module 20 nummi (S. 25), 10 nummi (S. 28), 5 nummi (S. 29); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 39). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, 65 var), 20 nummi (S. 69), 5 nummi (2, S. 75, 77); Nicomedia, follis (S. 83), 20 nummi (S. 90), 5 nummi (S. 93); Antioch, folles (2, S. 100, 102). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, the Anastasius 10 nummi good very fine and attractive. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

649

The Justin follis of Antioch ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6 (2000), lot 3.The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 645

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module folles (4, s. 14, 15, 17, 18A), large module folles (6, S. 19, 20, 21[2], 22[2, with and without pellets]), 20 nummi (S. 25). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (4, S. 62, 63, 64, 65); Nicomedia, folles (4, S. 83, 84, 86, 88). Justinian I, Constantinople, follis (S. 158). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Many scarce. Fine to Good. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

650

The Christov Family Collection. 646

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), small module 10 nummi (S. 26), large module folles (2, S. 19, off. A, E), 20 nummi (S. 25); Antioch, follis (S. 47). Justin I, Constantinople, follis (S. 62), 20 nummi (2, S. 68, 69), 10 nummi (S. 73), 5 nummi (2, S. 77); Thessalonica, 20 nummi (S. 80A); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 90), 5 nummi (S. 93); Antioch, follis (S. 101); Cherson, 5 nummi (S. 112C). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (3, S. 158, 161, 162). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. A few scarce to rare. Mostly Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

651

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, large module folles (2, S. 19, off.  [unrecorded], ), 20 nummi (S. 25), 5 nummi (S. 29); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 43); Antioch, 20 nummi (S. 49). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, 63), 20 nummi (2, S. 68, off. , ), 5 nummi (2, S. 75); Nicomedia, follis (S. 86); Cyzicus, follis (S. 95); Antioch, follis (S. 103). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (S. 158, 159, 161 var. [cross before bust]). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Two unrecorded varieties. Mostly Fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 350

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 17), folles (3, S. 19, off. , , S. 22), 20 nummi (S. 25), 10 nummi (S. 28), 5 nummi (S. 29); Nicomedia, small module follis (S. 33), 10 nummi (S. 44); Antioch, follis (S. 47). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62 and a barbarous imitation), 5 nummi (2, S. 75); Thessalonica, follis (S. 78); 20 nummi (S. 80); Cyzicus, follis (S. 94); Antioch, 20 nummi (S. 104 or variant). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 158, 161). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. The 20 nummi of Antioch a rare variant with cross above head and unusual arrangement of letters composing mint mark. Fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

652

The Christov Family Collection. 648

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16 var. [wreath around rev. devices]), large module follis (S. 19), 20 nummi (2, S. 25, off. , ); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 42), 10 nummi (S. 44). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (3, S. 62, 63, off. , ), 20 nummi (S. 69), 5 nummi (2, S. 76); Thessalonica, follis (S. 78); Nicomedia, folles (2, S. 83, 88), 20 nummi (S. 90), 5 nummi (S. 93); Antioch, follis (S. 100). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (2, s. 158, 162). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Most. Nearly Fine to fine.. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 18A), small module 10 nummi (S. 26), large module folles (3, S. 19, off. , , S. 21 var. [star on shoulder]), 20 nummi (S. 25), 5 nummi (S. 29); Antioch, 20 nummi (S. 45). Justin I, Constantinople, follis (S. 62), 20 nummi (2, S. 68, 69 var. [star on shoulder]), 5 nummi (2, S. 72, 75); Thessalonica, follis (S. 78); Nicomedia, follis (S. 88), 20 nummi (S. 90); Antioch, follis (S. 100), 5 nummi (S. 111). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (S. 158, 162). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. The first only fair, the others mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), small module 20 nummi (S. 24), small module 10 nummi (S. 26); large module folles (2, S. 19, off. , ), 20 nummi (2, S. 25, off B, E); Antioch follis (S. 47), 5 nummi (S. 53). Justin I, Constantinople, follis (S. 62), 20 nummi (2, S. 68, 69), 5 nummi (S. 73); Nicomedia, follis (S. 88), 20 nummi (S. 90); Cyzicus, 20 nummi (S. 98?); Antioch, 5 nummi (2, S. 111). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 158, 159). NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to nearly very fine.. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 300

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), small module 20 nummi (S. 24), small module 10 nummi (S. 26), large module follis (S. 19), large module 20 nummi 2 (S. 25, off. , ), 5 nummi (S. 29); Nicomedia, small module follis (S.32), large module 20 nummi (S. 39). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, off. , ), 20 nummi (S. 68), 10 nummi (S. 71), 5 nummi (S. 73); Thessalonica, follis (S. 78); Nicomedia, follis (S. 88), 5 nummi (S. 93A); Cyzicus, follis (S. 94). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 158, 161). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. The Justin 5 nummi of Nicomedia rare. Fine to good fine, one with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 20 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), large module folles (2, S. 19, 21), 20 nummi (S. 25), 5 nummi (S. 29). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62 [barbarous], 64), 20 nummi (S. 68), 5 nummi (S. 77); Thessalonica, follis (S. 78), 20 nummi (S. 80); Nicomedia, follis (S. 83), 20 nummi (S. 90); Cyzicus, follis (S. 96), 20 nummi (S. 97); Antioch, follis (S. 103). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (4, S. 158, 159, 160, 161). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. The Cyzicus follis rare; several others scarce. Most Fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

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663

Lot of 23 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), large module folles (2, S. 19, 21), 20 nummi (S 25), 10 nummi (S 27); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 43); Antioch, 5 nummi (S. 53). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, 66), 20 nummi (2, S. 68, off. , ), 5 nummi (4, S. 75); Nicomedia, follis (S. 83), 20 nummi (S. 90), 5 nummi (S. 92); Cyzicus, follis (S. 96); Antioch, follis (S. 103); Cherson, 5 nummi (S. 112A). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 158, 161). TWENTY-THREE COINS IN LOT. The Cherson 5 nummi rare; many scarce variants. Nearly fine to fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople. S. 163, yrs. 12-21 (except 17), all off. . NINE COINS IN LOT. Fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

664

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yr. 12, off. -, yr. 13, off. -. TEN COINS IN LOT. Good fine to very fine. Some attractive examples on broad flans. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

665

Lot of 7 coins of Justin I, most of his joint reign with Justinian I.. Justin I, Cyzicus, 20 nummi (S. 96). Justin I and Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (3, S. 125, off. , , S. 126); Nicomedia, folles (2, S. 127, 128); Antioch, 5 nummi (S. 133). SEVEN COINS IN LOT. All rare. The Justin I follis good fine, the others fair to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yr. 14, off. - (excluding ), yr. 15, off. -. NINE COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly very fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

666

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15. NINE COINS IN LOT. All on broad flans. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 14 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All Constantinople. S. 158 (3), off. , , . S. 159 (2), off. , . MIB 85, off. . S. 160 (2), off. , . S. 162 (2), off. , . S. 163 (4), yr. 12, off. ; yr, 14, off. ; yr. 15, off. , . FOURTEEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

667

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 12, 12, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 22, 22. NINE COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 658

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yrs. 13-21, all off. . NINE COINS IN LOT. Fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yrs. 12-21, all off. . TEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 656

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yrs. 12-19, 22, all off. . NINE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better; one tooled. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 22 bronze coins of Anastasius I, Justin I, and Justinian I.. Anastasius I, Constantinople, small module follis (S. 16), small module 10 nummi (S. 26), large module follis (S. 19), 20 nummi (S. 25); Nicomedia, 20 nummi (S. 43), 5 nummi (S. 45). Justin I, Constantinople, folles (2, S. 62, 66), 20 nummi (S. 69), 5 nummi (3, S. 75); Nicomedia, folllis (S. 83), 5 nummi (S. 93A); Cyzicus, follis (S. 96); Antioch, follis (S. 101); Alexandria, 12 nummi (S. 112); uncertain mint, 5 nummi (S. 113). Justinian I, Constantinople, folles (4, S. 158, 160, 161, 162). TWENTY-TWO COINS IN LOT. The Justin I follis of Cyzicus very scarce and nearly fine; the Justinian 5 nummi of uncertain mint scarce and very fine; the others mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

655

Lot of 8 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, yrs. 12-21, 7 off. , 1 off. . EIGHT COINS IN LOT. Two with rough surfaces. Mostly very fine and with several attractive examples. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

668

Lot of 14 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All Constantinople. S. 159, off. . S. 160, off. . S. 161 (2), off. . S. 162, off. . S. 163 (11), yr. 12, off. , , ; yr. 13, off. , ; yr. 14, off. , ; yr. 17, off. ; yr. 18, off. . FOURTEEN COINS IN LOT. A few with rough surfaces. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

Lot of 11 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 24, 24, 25, 27, 27, 28, 28, 30, 30, 31A, 35. ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Most very fine. A nice lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450 The Christov Family Collection.

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669

Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 14, 15, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 21, 23, 23, 28, 28, 28, 28, 30, 31, 31, 31, 31, 32. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Most fine to nearly very fine, the last pitted. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

677

The Christov Family Collection. 670

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Lot of 19 bronze folles of Justinian I. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 12G, 12D, 14A, 17D, 17E, 20E, 21G, 24D, 25D, 26A, 27G, 28A, 30E, 31D, 32A, 32D, 33B, 35B, 35G. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

678

The Christov Family Collection. 671

679

Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36A. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

680

Lot of 22 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople. Folles (10), S. 163, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35. 20 nummi (5), S. 164, off. -. 10 nummi (S. 166). 5 nummi (5), S. 169 (2), S. 170 (large module), S. 171, 172. Nummus, S. 173. TWENTY-TWO COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

681

Lot of 25 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople. Folles (16), S. 163, 13, 16, 17, 17, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 30, 31, 31, 32, 34, 35, 35. 20 nummi (5), S. 164, off. -. 5 nummi (4), S. 170 (large module), S. 171, 172 (2). TWENTYFIVE COINS IN LOT. One 5 nummi (S. 171) very fine; mostly fair to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

676

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. Constantinople, 20 nummi (13), S. 165, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17, 18, 30. Thessalonica, 16 nummi (7), S. 175(2), S. 177(2), S. 178, 180, 182. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Most fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 One S. 175 ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6 (2000), lot 27.The Christov Family Collection.

682

Lot of 12 bronze 20 nummi of Justinian I.. Constantinople, S. 165, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 30, 34 Thessalonica, S. 174, yrs. 36, 38, 39. TWELVE COINS IN LOT. Fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 20 small bronze denominations of Justinian I.. Thessalonica, 16 nummi (7), S. 175, 177, 178, 184, 185(2), 186; 10 nummi, S. 188 (new date, yr. 13 or 33); 8 nummi (7), S. 189(2), 190, 191, 192, 192A; 5 nummi, S. 193. Cherson, 5 nummi (2), S. 197, 197. Nicomedia, 10 nummi (3), S. 205, yrs. 32(2), 35. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Includes many scarce to rare varieties. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

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The Christov Family Collection. 675

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I. Constantinople, 20 nummi (10), S. 165, 12, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30; 10 nummi, S. 167, yr. 35; 5 nummi (2), S. 170, 172. Thessalonica, 20 nummi, S. 174, yr. 37; 16 nummi (6), S. 175, 177, 178, 180, 182, 182. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Some scarce varieties. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 674

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Justinian I.. Constantinople, 20 nummi (7), S. 164, off. (?); S. 165, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16; 10 nummi, S. 167, yr. 35; 5 nummi (2), S. 170, 172. Thessalonica, 20 nummi (3), S. 174, yrs. 36, 37, 38; 16 nummi (6), S. 175 176, 177, 178, 180, 182(?). NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Some scarce varieties. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 673

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Justinian I. Constantinople, 20 nummi (2), S 165, 12, 13; 10 nummi (7), yrs. 13, 14, 21, 23, 33, 35(2). Thessalonica, 20 nummi, S. 174, yr. 37; 16 nummi (9), S. 175, 176, 177, 178, 179(?), 180, 181, 182, 182. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Some scarce. Most fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All of Constantinople, S. 163, all different dates, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to fine, a few better, one with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

672

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Constantinople. 20 nummi (15), S. 164, off. ,, , ; S. 165, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 30. 10 nummi (3), S. 167, yrs. 14, 33, 35. 5 nummi (2), S. 170, 172. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Most fine to good fine, a few with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

683

Lot of 17 bronze 10 nummi of Justinian I. All Constantinople. S. 167, yrs. 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30(2), 32, 33, 34, 35. S. 168, 24 (Arab-Byzantine), 24 (Arab-Byzantine), 35. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 20 small bronze denominations of Justinian I.. Thessalonica, 16 nummi (4), S. 175, 177, 185, 186; 10 nummi, S. 188; 8 nummi (2), S. 189, 190. Nicomedia, 10 nummi (12), S. 204, 204, 205, including. yrs. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, perhaps 40; 5 nummi, S. 206. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I.. Nicomedia. S. 199, off. ; S. 201, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 20 31. NINE COINS IN LOT. Most very fine. An attractive lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

693

The Christov Family Collection. 685

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Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All Nicomedia. S. 199, off ; S. 201, 12, 15, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 29, 31. TEN COINS IN LOT. Most nearly very fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

694

The Christov Family Collection. 686

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I. All Nicomedia, off. . S. 198; S. 201, yrs. 14, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 32. TEN COINS IN LOT. Most nearly very fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

695

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian I. All Nicomedia, off. . S. 201, yrs. 13, 14, 15, 17, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34. NINE COINS IN LOT. Most very fine. A nice group! Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

696

Lot of 15 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All Nicomedia. S. 199, off. ; S. 201, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18,19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30. FIFTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 697

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Nicomedia. Folles (13), S 199, off. ; S. 201, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30, 31, 32. 20 nummi (6), S. 203, yrs. 12, 19, 26, 27, 29, 32. 10 nummi, S. 205, yr. 32. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

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Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I.. Antioch. S. 214, off. ; S. 216, off. ; S. 218, off. ; S. 220, 21, 22; S. 221, 25, 25, 226; S. 222, 30; S. 223, 37. TEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Cyzicus. Folles (10), S. 207, 12, 15, 18, 19, 19 (pellets flanking K of mintmark), 20, 22, 24, 26, 30. 20 nummi (6), S. 208, yrs. 14 (cut down to square), 15, 17, 18, 22, 30. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

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The Christov Family Collection. 699

Lot of 11 bronze coins of Justinian I. Nicomedia, folles (4), 13, 14, 17, 31; 20 nummi (5), S. 202, off. , S. 203, yrs. 12, 15, 27, 28. Thessalonica, 16 nummi (2), S. 177, 185; 8 nummi, S. 189. ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justinian. All Cyzicus. Folles (3), S. 207, 15,19, 26. 20 nummi (11), S. 208, yrs. 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 24, 30, 31. 10 nummi (4), S. 209, yrs. 30, 33, 34, 36. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 692

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Justinian I. All Cyzicus. Folles (10), S. 207, 12, 14 (pellets flanking off. letter), 15, 18 (pellets flanking mintmark), 20, 22, 25, 28, 30, 31. 20 nummi (6), S. 208, yrs. 12, 15, 17, 22, 28, 30. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. One follis only fair, the others mostly nearly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 690

Lot of 16 bronze folles of Justinian I. All Cyzicus, S. 207 13, 13, 15, 15, 17, 17 (pellets flanking mintmark), 18, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Most good fine to very fine, one with verdigris. A nice lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The yr. 15, off. B ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6 (2000), lot 15.The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 689

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justinian I.. All Cyzicus, S. 207, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15 (pellets flanking off. letter), 17, 18, 19, 23. TEN COINS IN LOT. Good fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 688

Lot of 8 bronze folles of Justinian I. All Cyzicus, S. 207, 15, 15, 17 (pellets flanking mintmark), 18 (pellets flanking mintmark), 19, 28, 30, 30. EIGHT COINS IN LOT. Mostly very fine with several attractive examples. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 687

Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justinian I.. Nicomedia (11), S. 199; S. 201, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 18, 19, 21, 30, 32. Cyzicus (9), S. 207, 14•B•, 15, 15, 17 (pellets flanking mintmark), 18 (pellets flanking mintmark) 19, 21, 22, 23. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

700

Lot of 26 bronze coins of Justinian I. Nicomedia, follis, S. 199; 20 nummi (12), S. 203, yrs. 12, 13, 14, 17, 18(2), 19, 20, 26, 27, 31, 32; 10 nummi (6), S. 205, yrs. 30, 32(2), 35(2), 36. Thessalonica, 16 nummi (4), S. 175(2), 177, 185; 8 nummi (3), S. 189(2), 190. TWENTY-SIX COINS IN LOT. Most nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justinian. All Antioch. S. 213 (off. absent or effaced); S. 214, off. , ; S. 216, off. ; S. 219, 21, 23, 25, 35, 37. NINE COINS IN LOT. Nearly very fine to very fine. An attractive lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $325 - 425 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justinian I.. Antioch. S. 213, off. ; S. 214, off. ; S. 215, off. ; S. 216, off. ; S. 217, off. ; S. 219, 15; S. 220, 21, 22, 23, 25; S. 221, 25, 26, 28; S. 222, 27, 30, 31, 32; S. 223, 34, 35, 37. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

708

The Christov Family Collection. 702

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Antioch. Folles (9), S. 213, off. ; S. 214, off. ; S. 216, off. ; S. 217, off. (?); S. 219, 15G; S. 220, 20, 23; S. 222, 32; S. 223, 37. 20 nummi (10), S. 224, off. ; S. 224, off. ; S. 225, off. ; S. 226, off. , , ; S. 227, off. ; S. 28, yr. 13; S. 230, yrs. 21, 24. 5 nummi, S. 243. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly fine to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

709

The Christov Family Collection. 703

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Antioch. Folles (9), S. 214, off. ; S. 216, off ; S. 217, off. ; S. 219, 15 (star below date); S. 220, 21, 23; S. 221, 25; S. 221, 28; S. 223, 36. 20 nummi (10), S. 224, off. ; S. 225, off. ; S. 226, off. (2); S. 227, off. ; S. 228, yr. 13; S. 230, yrs. 21, 27; S. 231, yr. 31; S. 232 yr. 37. 5 nummi, S. 244. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

710

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Antioch. Folles (9), S. 214, off. , ; S. 216, off. , ; S. 219, 15 (star below date); S. 220, 21, 24; S. 221, 28; S. 222, 32. 20 nummi (9), S. 225, off. ; S. 226, off. , ; S. 227, off. ; S. 228, yr. 13; S. 230, yrs. 22, 26; S. 231, yr. 31; S. 232, yr. 37. 5 nummi, S. 244. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

711

712

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I. All Antioch. Folles (9), S. 214, off. ; S. 26, off. ; S. 217, off. , ; S. 220, 22; S. 221, 26; S. 222, 33; S. 223, 35, 37. 20 nummi (9), S. 225, off. ; S. 226, off. (2); S. 228, yr. 13;. 230, yrs. 24, 25, 27; S. 231, yrs. 30, 32. 5 nummi (2), S. 243, 245. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justin II.. All Constantinople, S. 360, 3, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12. NINE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

713

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Justinian I.. All Antioch. 20 nummi (11), S. 225, off. ; S. 226, off. ; S. 227, off. ; S. 228, yr. 13; S. 229, yr. 15; S. 230, yrs. 20, 21, 22, 25; S. 231, yrs. 28, 35. 10 nummi (4), S. 236, yr. 22; S. 237, yrs. 25, 27; S. 239, yr. 37. 5 nummi (5), S. 241, off. ; S. 242, 243, 244, 245. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Many scarce. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justin II.. All Constantinople. Folles (10), S. 360, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 12E. 20 nummi, S. 361, 12G. 10 nummi, S. 362. 5 nummi (6), S. 363, off. , , (2), , S. 364. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

714

The S. 225 ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6 (2000), lot 24.The Christov Family Collection. 707

Lot of 9 bronze folles of Justin II. All Constantinople, S. 360, 1, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. NINE COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 706

Lot of 17 bronze coins of Justinian I.. Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 247. Carthage (7), follis, S. 257; 20 nummi, S. 266, 13S; 10 nummi (4), S. 269, yr. 14(2), S. 271(2); nummus, S. 278. Constantine in Numidia, 10 nummi, S. 286. Rome (3), 10 nummi (2), S. 307, 308; 5 nummi, S. 309. Ravenna (2), 10 nummi, S. 326, yrs. 29, 36. Salona, 20 nummi, S. 331. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Many scarce or rare. Nearly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 705

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Justinian I.. Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 247. Carthage (2), follis, S. 259, off. C; 20 nummi, S. 266, 13S. Rome, 20 nummi, S. 301. Ravenna (7), 10 nummi, S. 326, yrs. 26, 27, 28, 29, 35, 38; nummus, S. 326. Perugia, 10 nummi, S. 328, 26. Salona (2), 20 nummi, S. 331(2). Uncertain mint (2), nummi, S. 337(2). SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Most scarce or rare. Nearly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 704

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justinian I.. Alexandria(2), 12 nummi, S. 247. Carthage (2), folles, S. 257; 20 nummi, S. 266. Rome (5), 20 nummi, S. 301; 10 nummi (2), S. 307, 308; 5 nummi, S. 309; nummus, S. 311. Ravenna (3), 10 nummi, S. 326, yrs. 35, 36, 39. Perugia, 20 nummi, S. 327, 26. Salona (5), 20 nummi, S. 331. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Most scarce or rare. The 5 nummi of Rome, good very fine, the rest nearly fine to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justinian. Alexandria (4), 12 nummi (3), S. 247; 6 nummi, S. 248. Carthage (14), folles (2), S. 257, 259, off. ; 20 nummi (3), S. 262, 266 13s, 14S; 10 nummi (5), S. 269, yr. 13(3), S. 271, 272; 5 nummi, S. 274; nummi (3), S. 278, 279, 281. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Many scarce to rare. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $350 - 450

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justin II.. All Constantinople. Folles (12), S. 360, 2b, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 12. 20 nummi (2), S 361, 5, 5. 10 nummi, S. 362. 5 nummi (3), S. 363, off. , , . EIGHTEEN COIN IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6 (2000), lot 39.The Christov Family Collection.

715

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justin II. All Constantinople. Folles (12), S. 360, 1, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 12. 10 nummi, S. 362. 5 nummi (5), S. 363, off. , , , (2). EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

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716

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justin II. All Constantinople. Folles (13), S. 360, 2, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10. 10 nummi, S. 362. 5 nummi (4), S. 363, off. (2), (2). EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

725

The Christov Family Collection. 717

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Justin II.. All Thessalonica. 20 nummi (17), S. 365, yrs. 1, 2, 4(?); S. 365, 5; S. 366,  (2, one with cross above K),  (3, one with cross, 2 with C above K), H, yrs. 5, 9, 10 (3, 2 with +C above K), 11 (with +C above K), uncertain year (cross above K). 10 nummi, S. 367, off. . EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

726

The Christov Family Collection. 718

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Justin II.. All Thessalonica. 20 nummi (17), S. 365, yrs. 1, 2, 5; S. 365, 5; S. 366, ,  (with C above ), S (with C above ), yrs. 7, 10 (4, 2 with +C above , others with +C, C+) 11 (with C), 12 (with C), 13 (with C), last with markings unclear. 10 nummi (4), S. 367, off. , , , yr. 9. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. One fair/fine, the rest fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

727

728

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justin II. All Nicomedia, S. 369, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 7, 8, 8, 10, 13. TEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly very fine to good very fine. An attractive lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justin II.. All Nicomedia, S. 369, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13. TEN COINS IN LOT. Good fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

729

Lot of 10 bronze folles of Justin II.. All Nicomedia., S. 369, 3, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 11. TEN COIN IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

1

730

Lot of 16 bronze folles of Justin II.. All Nicomedia, S. 369, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5(4), 5, 6, 7, 7, 10, 10, 12, 13. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

723

Lot of 19 bronze folles of Justin II.. All Nicomedia (14), S. 369, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 11, 13. Cyzicus (5), S. 372, 6, 7, 10, 10, 11. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 23 bronze coins of Tiberius II Constantine.. Constantinople (10), folles (7), S. 430, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7; 20 nummi (2), S. 434, off. , ; 10 nummi, S. 436. Thessalonica (3), 20 nummi, S. 439, yrs. 5(2), 8. Nicomedia (5), folles (2), S. 441, 6, 7A; 20 nummi (3), S. 443, off. . Antioch (2), follis S. 448, yr. 5; 20 nummi, yr. 7. Alexandria (2), 12 nummi, S. 460. Ravenna, 10 nummi, S. 472. TWENTY-THREE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Nicomedia follis, yr. 6, off. A, ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 42.The Christov Family Collection.

731

The Christov Family Collection. 724

Lot of 11 bronze coins of Tiberius II Constantine.. Constantinople (7), folles (5), S. 430, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7; 10 nummi (2), S 436. Thessalonica, 20 nummi, S. 439, yr. 7. Nicomedia (3), folles (2), S. 441, 6, 6; 20 nummi, S. 243, off. . ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly very fine or better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 722

Lot of 24 bronze coins of Justin II.. Antioch (13), folles (6), 5, 6, 7(2), 8(2); 20 nummi (4), S. 381, 7, 8, 9, 10; 10 nummi (2), S. 399, yrs. 7, 10; 5 nummi, S. 385. Alexandria (2), 12 nummi, S. 389. Carthage (6), 20 nummi, S. 396; 10 nummi (7), S. 397(2), 399, 400(4). Ravenna, 5 nummi, S. 416. TWENTY-FOUR COINS IN LOT. Many scarce or rare. The 20 nummi of Carthage only fair. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 375 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 721

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Justin II.. Antioch (12), folles (5), S. 379, 5, 5, 7, 8, 10; 20 nummi (4), S. 381, 6, 6, 8, 10; 10 nummi (3), S. 383, yrs. 5, 6, 7. Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 389. Carthage, 10 nummi (2), S. 399, 400. Ravenna, 5 nummi, S. 416. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Some rare. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 720

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Justin II.. All Cyzicus. Folles (10), S. 372, 3, 3, 6, 8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12. 20 nummi (3), S. 373, yrs. 7(2), 10. 5 nummi (2), S. 375. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 719

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Justin II.. Nicomedia (12), folles (5), S. 369, 5, 5, 6, 7, 13; 20 nummi (4), S. 370, yrs. 4, 5, 6, 10; 5 nummi (2), S. 371. Cyzicus (9), folles (5), S. 372, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11; 20 nummi (2), S. 373, yrs. 7, 10; 5 nummi (2), S. 375. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to good fine, one with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 20 bronze folles of Justin II.. Nicomedia (16), S. 369, 3, 4, 4, 5(2), 5(2), 6, 7(2), 8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 12. Cyzicus (4), 5?(II III), 6, 10(2). TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine, one with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Tiberius II Constantin.. Constantinople (10), folles (7), S 430, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7b(2); 20 nummi (2), S. 434 off. , 435; 5 nummi, S. 438. Thessalonica, 20 nummi (2), S. 439, yr. 6. Nicomedia (5), folles (3), S. 441, 6, 7(2); 20 nummi (2), S. 443, off. . Antioch, follis, S. 448, yr. 6. Ravenna (2), 10 nummi, S. 472. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

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732

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Tiberius II Constantine.. Constantinople (8), folles (6), S. 430, 5, 5, 6(2), 6, 7; 20 nummi, S. 434, off. . Thessalonica (3), 20 nummi, S. 439, yrs. 5(2), 8. Nicomedia (6), folles (2) S. 441, 6, 7; 20 nummi (3), S. 443, off. , (2). Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 460. Ravenna, 10 nummi, S. 472. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

739

The Christov Family Collection.

The Nicomedia follis yr. 6, off. A, ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 43.The Christov Family Collection. 733

740

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. All Constantinople. Folles (6), S. 492, 1, 2; S. 494, 3b, 5, 5, 7. 20 nummi (10), S. 496, 2; S. 497, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7, 7, 8, 11, 20. 10 nummi (2), S. 499, off. ; S. 500, off. . EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to nearly very fine, one with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 741

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. All Constantinople. Folles (6), S. 492, 1; S. 493, 2; S. 494, 4, 5, 8, 20. 20 nummi (10), S. 496, 1, 3; S. 596, 2; S. 497, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20. 10 nummi (2), S. 498A; S. 499, off. . EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

735

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Antioch (13), folles (9), S. 532, yrs. 1, 3, 4, 5, S. 533, 11, 12, 13, 15 (XIIIII), 20; 20 nummi (3), S. 534, 3R, S. 535, 12, 20; 10 nummi, S. 536, 5. Alexandria (3), 12 nummi, S. 543, 544(2). Carthage (2), 20 nummi, S. 560, India. III; 5 nummi, S. 568, India. III. Catania, 10 nummi, S. 581. Rome, 20 nummi, S. 587. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Many scarce. The 20 nummi of Carthage holed. Mostly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. All Constantinople. Folles (7), S. 492, 1; S. 494, 5, 7, 10, 13, 20; S. 495, 20. 20 nummi (8), S. 496, 1, 1, 3; S. 497, 4, 5, 6, 7(?), 7. 10 nummi (4), S. 498, off. (3); S. 499, off. . 5 nummi, S. 501. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

742

The Christov Family Collection. 736

Lot of 11 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. All Antioch. Folles (9), S. 532, yrs, 1, 5, 8, 9; S. 533, 10, 14, 15 (XV), 15 (XIIIII), 20. 20 nummi, S. 535, 13. 10 nummi, S. 536, 8R. ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly nearly very fine to very fine. An attractive lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The follis, yr. 15 (XV), ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 50., The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 734

Lot of 15 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Thessalonica (4), 20 nummi, S. 509, yrs. 2, 4, 8, 12. Nicomedia (5), folles (4), S. 511, 1, S. 512, 6 (off. absent or effaced), 13, 14; 10 nummi, S. 515. Cyzicus (6), folles (5), S. 518, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10; 10 nummi, S. 522C, off.  (new off. for this type). FIFTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. All Constantinople. Folles (7), S. 492, 1D; S. 493, 2G; S. 494, 3D, 5E, 10D, 13E, 20B. 20 nummi (9), S. 496, 1A, 1D, 2A; S. 496A, 4G; S. 497, 4B, 5D, 7B, 10B, 20B. 10 nummi (4), S. 498a(2); S. 499, off. B; S. 500, off. D. 5 nummi, S. 501A. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Antioch (16), folles (12), S. 532, yrs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6(2), S. 533, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20S; 20 nummi (2), S. 534, 5, S. 535, 13E; 10 nummi (2), S. 536, 2, S. 537, yr. 13. Alexandria (2), 12 nummi, S. 543, 544. Carthage, 20 nummi, S. 560, India. III. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $325 - 425 The Antioch follis, S. 532, yr. 3, ex CNG 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1805; the Antioch follis, S. 533, yr. 13, ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 7, 22 February 2002, lot 626., The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 737

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Thessalonica (5), 20 nummi, S. 508, yr. 1, S. 509, yrs. 3, 5, 10, 21. Nicomedia (6), folles (5), S. 511, 1, S. 512, 5, 13, 14, S. 513, 20; 10 nummi, S. 515. Cyzicus (5), folles, S. 517, 2, S. 518, 3, 5, 6, 10. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

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The Nicomedia follis, yr. 20, off. A, ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 16, lot 48., The Christov Family Collection. 738

Lot of 16 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Thessalonica (5), 20 nummi, S. 508 yr. 1, S. 509, yrs. 3, 7, 10, 21. Nicomedia (5), folles (4), S. 511, 1, S. 512, 10, 13, 18; 10 nummi, S. 515. Cyzicus (6), folles (5), S. 518, 3, 6, 7, 7, 12; 10 nummi, S. 522C, off. . SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Nearly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350 The Christov Family Collection.

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743

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Antioch (13), folles (9), S. 532, yrs. 2, 5(2), 8, S. 533, yr. 11 (off. absent or effaced), 13, 13, 15, 20; 20 nummi (3), S 534, 3, S. 535, 10, 16; 10 nummi, S. 536, 7. Alexandria (2), 12 nummi, S. 543, 544. Carthage, 20 nummi, S. 562. Constantine in Numidia, 20 nummi, S. 576. Syracuse, 10 nummi, S. 583. Ravenna, 10 nummi, S. 599. Uncertain Italian mint, 10 nummi, S. 601. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $275 - 350

747

The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal

The Cyzicus follis, yr. 4, off. B, ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 54., The Christov Family Collection.

e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628. 748

The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628. The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628. The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal

749

The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628. The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628. The Antioch 10 nummi ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sal

750

Lot of 22 bronze coins of Maurice Tiberius.. Antioch (16), folles (12), S. 532, yrs. 3, 5(2), 8, 9, S. 532, 11, 13 (off. illegible), 13, 13, 14, 16, 20S; 20 nummi (2), S. 534, 8R, S. 535, 14R; 10 nummi (2), S. 536, 5R, S. 537, yr. 20. Alexandria, 12 nummi (2), S. 544, S. 545. Carthage (2), 20 nummi, S. 560; 10 nummi, S. 566. Constantine in Numidia, 10 nummi, S. 578. Rome, 20 nummi, S. 587.TWENTY-TWO COINS IN LOT. Several scarce to rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

751

Lot of 10 bronze coins of Phocas.. Nicomedia (3), folles, S. 657, 1; S. 659, 4, 5. Cyzicus (3), folles, S. 664, 1; S. 665, 5, 5. Antioch (4), folles (3), S. 671, yrs. 2, 4, 6; 20 nummi, S. 673, yr. 6. TEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly very fine to very fine. A nice group. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Heraclius. Constantinople (16), folles (14), S. 804, 1, 2, 3(?), S. 805, 3, 3, 3(2), 3, 5, S. 806 or 807, S. 808, off. , S. 810 large module, 23, S. 810 small module, off. , 4 (perhaps barbarous); 20 nummi, S. 814, off. , S. 815, 21. Nicomedia (2), folles, S. 833, 3; S. 834, 3. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

752

The Christov Family Collection. 746

Lot of 8 bronze coins of Heraclius. Constantinople, folles (6), S. 804, 1, 2; S. 805, 4, 4(?); S. 810 large module, 20(?), 20. Thessalonica, follis, S. 824, 5. Nicomedia, follis, S. 833, 1. EIGHT COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. A nice lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 19 bronze coins of Phocas.. Constantinople (5), folles (2), S. 639, 1, S. 640, yr. 4; 20 nummi (3), S. 642, off. , S. 644, off. , . Thessalonica (3), 20 nummi, S. 654, yr. 1, S. 655(2). Nicomedia (4), folles (3), S. 659, 4, 5, 6; 20 nummi, S. 663, 3. Cyzicus (4), folles (2), S. 665, 2, 5; 20 nummi (2), S. 668, off. , S. 670, 4. Antioch (2), follis, S. 671, yr. 4; 20 nummi, S. 673, 4. Carthage (2), 20 nummi, S. 685; 10 nummi, S. 688. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300 The Christov Family Collection.

e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628., The Christov Family Collection.

745

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Phocas. Constantinople (5), folles (3), S. 639, 1, S. 640, 4, 5; 20 nummi (2), S. 644, off.  (or ), . Thessalonica, 20 nummi (2), S. 655. Nicomedia (4), folles (3), S. 659, 4, 5A(2); 20 nummi, S. 663, 3. Cyzicus (3), follis S. 665, 5; 20 nummi (2), S. 668, off. , S. 670, 3. Antioch (2), follis, S. 671, yr. 6; 20 nummi, S. 673, yr. 5(?). Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 679. Carthage, 20 nummi, S. 686, off. . EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine, some with verdigris. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

e 7, 22 February 2002, lot 628.

744

Lot of 19 bronze coins of Phocas. Constantinople (6), folles (3), S. 639, 1, S. 640, 3, 5 (or ); 20 nummi (3), S. 643, off. , S. 644, off. , . Thessalonica (2), follis, S. 653, yr. 4; 20 nummi, S. 655. Nicomedia (2), folles, S. 657, 1b, S. 659, 5. Cyzicus (4), folles (2), S. 664, 1, S. 665, 4b; 20 nummi (2), S. 668, off. , S. 669, off. . Antioch (4), folles (3), S. 671, yrs. 2, 4, 5; 20 nummi, S. 673, 5. Carthage (2), 20 nummi, S. 686. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Phocas. Constantinople (5), folles (3), S. 639, 1, S. 640, 2, 5B; 20 nummi (2), S. 643, off. A, S. 644, off. . Thessalonica, 20 nummi, S. 655. Nicomedia (4), folles (3), S. 657, S. 659, 5, 6; 20 nummi, S. 663, yr. 4. Cyzicus (3), follis, S. 665; 20 nummi (2), S. 667, off. , S. 669, off. . Antioch (4), folles (2), S. 671, yrs. 2, 4; 20 nummi, S. 673, 2; 10 nummi, S. 675, 4. Carthage (2), 20 nummi, S. 686; 10 nummi, S. 688. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 18 bronze coins of Heraclius.. Constantinople (16), folles (15), S. 804, 1, 2, 3(?), S. 805, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4(?), S. 808, 16, S. 810 large module, 20, S. 801 small module, off. , 22(?), S. 811, 30A; 20 nummi, S. 814, 10. Nicomedia (2), folles, S. 833, 3, S. 834, 4. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine148720. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

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753

Lot of 17 bronze coins of Heraclius.. Constantinople (13), folles (12), S. 804, 1, 3, S. 805, 2, 3, 4, 4(2), 5, S. 806, 11, S. 808, 15, 16, S. 810 small module, 32; 20 nummi, S. 815, off. . Nicomedia (4), folles, S. 833, 1, 3; S. 834, 3, 4. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

759

The Christov Family Collection. 754

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Heraclius.. Cyzicus (5), folles, S. 839, 1, 2, 3(2), 3. Alexandria (6), 12 nummi (5), S. 853(3), 858, 861; 6 nummi, S. 862. Carthage (5), 20 nummi (3), S. 872(2), S. 874; 10 nummi (2), S. 876/7. Sicilian mint (2), folles, S. 882, 884. Catania (2), 10 nummi, S. 885, 886. Rome, 20 nummi S. 891. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. A few scarce. Mostly good fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

760

761

Lot of 22 bronze coins of Heraclius.. Cyzicus (3), folles, 2, 3, 4. Cyprus, follis, S. 849, 17. Alexandria (9), 12 nummi (5), S. 853 (4), S. 855, 858, 861; 6 nummi (2), S. 862. Carthage (5), 20 nummi (3), S. 872(2), S. 874; 10 nummi (2), S. 876. Sicilian mint (4), folles, S. 882, 883, 884(2). Catania, 10 nummi, S. 885. TWENTY-TWO COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

762

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Heraclius.. Cyzicus (3), folles, S. 839, 2, 3, 4. Cyprus, follis, S. 849. Alexandria (7), 12 nummi (6), S. 853, 855(2), 857, 861(2); 6 nummi, S. 862. Carthage (4), 20 nummi (2), S. 872, 873; 10 nummi, S. 876. Sicilian mint (3), folles, S. 882(2), 884. Catania (2), 10 nummi, S. 885, 886. Rome, 20 nummi, S. 889. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 763

The Cyprus follis ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 81. The Cyprus follis ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 81., The Christov Family Collection. Lot of 20 bronze coins of Constans II.. Constantinople (10), folles, S. 1000(2), 1001, 1004(2), 1005, 1007, 1008, 1011, 1014. Thessalonica, follis, S. 1025. Carthage (6), follis, S. 1055; 20 nummi (3), S. 1057, 1059(2); 20 nummi (2), S. 1062. Syracuse (3), folles (3), S. 1103, 1105, 1109. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine1488. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 6 bronze folles of 9th-10th century emperors. Constantinople except as noted. Theophilus (2), S. 1667; Syracuse, S. 1680. Basil I, S. 1710. Leo VI (2), S. 1729, 1730. Constantine VII and Romanus I, S. 1760. SIX COINS IN LOT. Very fine to good very fine. An attractive lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

764

The Christov Family Collection. 758

Lot of 7 bronze coins of 9th-10th century emperor. Theophilus (2), Syracuse, follis, S. 1680; uncertain provincial mint, follis, S. 1685. Basil I, Cherson, S. 1719. Leo VI (2), Constantinople follis, S. 1730; Cherson, S. 1731. Constantine VII and Romanus I (2), Constantinople, folles, S. 1758, 1760. SEVEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce to rare. Nearly very fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Leo VI Cherson ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lot 155., The Christov Family Collection.

The Cyprus follis ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid 6, lot 81.

757

Lot of 11 bronze coins of Constantine IV.. Constantinople (4), 20 nummi, S. 1181; 10 nummi, S. 1183 (3). Carthage, 20 nummi, S. 1198. Syracuse (6), folles, S. 1207(2), 1208, 1210(2), 1211. ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 756

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Constans II.. Constantinople (13), folles (12), S. 1000 (3), 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006/7, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1014; 10 nummi, S. 1021. Carthage, 20 nummi (5), S. 1057 (2), 1059, 1060, 1062. Syracuse (3), folles, S. 1104, 1110; 10 nummi, S. 1115. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 755

Lot of 20 bronze coins of Constans II.. Constantinople (12), folles, S. 1000(3), 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008(2), 1011, 1014. Carthage (6), follis, S. 1055; 20 nummi (5), S. 1057, 1059(3), 1062. Syracuse (2), folles, S. 1104, 1110. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

Lot of 21 bronze coins of Constans I. Constantinople (11), folles (10), S. 1000(3), 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1013; 20 nummi, S. 1020. Alexandria, 12 nummi, S. 1028. Carthage (5), 20 nummi, S. 1057(2), 1059(2), 1062. Syracuse (4), folles, S. 1103, 1104, 1108, 1110. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

Lot of 18 bronze coins of 8th-10th century emperors. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine V (3), follis, S. 1556; Syracuse (2), folles, S. 1568, 1569. Leo V (2), Syracuse, S. 1635, 1636. Theophilus (3), S. 1667; Syracuse, follis, S. 1680; uncertain provincial mint, follis, S. 1685. Basil I (2), folles, S. 1710, 1712/3. Leo VI (2), folles, S. 1729, 1730. Constantine VII and Romanus I (3), folles (2), S. 1758, 1760; Cherson, S. 1764. Romanus II, Cherson, S. 1775. Nicephorus II (2), folles, S. 1782, 1783. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Another nice lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 One Leo VI, S. 1729, ex Fox Collection and CNG 40, lot 1920. One Leo VI, S. 1729, ex Fox Collection and CNG 40, lot 1920., The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

765

Lot of 20 bronze folles of 8th-10th century emperors.. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine V (2), Syracuse, S. 1568, 1569. Leo IV, S. 1587. Leo V (3), S. 1630. Theophilus (6), S. 1668; Syracuse (5), S. 1681. Basil I, Syracuse, S. 1712. Leo VI (4), S. 1729(2), 1730(2). Constantine VII and Romanus I (2), S. 1758, 1760. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The Christov Family Collection.

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766

767

Lot of 18 bronze coins of 8th-10th century emperors.. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine V (4), follis, S. 1556; Syracuse (3), folles, S. 1569. Leo IV, follis, S. 1587. Leo V, Syracuse, follis, S. 1635. Theophilus, Syracuse, follis, S. 1680. Basil I (4), follis, S. 1713; Cherson (3), S. 1719. Leo VI (5), folles, S. 1729(3), 1730(2). Constantine VII and Romanus I (2), folles, S. 1760, 1761. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

773

The Christov Family Collection.

774

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 20 bronze folles of 8th-10th century emperors. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine V, Syracuse, S. 1569. Leo V, Syracuse, S. 1636. Michael II, S. 1642. Theophilus (4), S. 1667(3); uncertain provincial mint, S. 1685. Basil I (2), S. 1710, 1713. Leo VI (7), S. 1728, 1729(4), 1730(2). Constantine VII and Romanus I (3), S. 1758, 1760, 1761. Nicephorus II, S. 1783. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325

775

Lot of 19 bronze coins of 8th-10th century emperors. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine V (2), follis, S. 1556; Syracuse, follis, S. 1569. Leo V (2), Syracuse, folles, S. 1635, 1636. Theophilus, follis, S. 1666. Basil I (2), folles, S. 1710, 1712. Leo VI (5), folles, S. 1728, 1729(2), 1730(2). Constantine VII and Romanus I (4), folles (3), S. 1758, 1760, 1762; Cherson, S. 1764. Romanus II, Cherson, S. 1775. Nicephorus II (2), folles, S. 1872, 1783. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine, two holed. Estimated Value ............................................................... $225 - 300

776

Lot of 10 cast bronze coins of 9th-10th century emperors. All Cherson. Basil I, S. 1719. Leo VI (2), S. 1731, 1733. Constantine VII and Romanus I (3), S. 1764, 1770, 1772. Romanus II, S. 1775. Niceophorus II, S. 1784. John I, S. 1794. Basil II, S. 1814. TEN COINS IN LOT. All scarce. Mostly fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 777

Lot of 11 anonymous bronze folles. Class A2 (3), S. 1813. Class A3 (2), S. 1818. Class B, S. 1823. Class C, S. 1825. Class D (2), S. 1836. Class F, S. 1856. Class I, S. 1889. ELEVEN COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

771

778

Lot of 21 anonymous bronze folles.. All Class A2, S. 1813, with twenty different variants represented. TWENTY-ONE COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

Lot of 16 billon aspron trachea of 12th-early 13th century emperors.. Constantinople except as noted. John II (2), S. 1944; Thessalonica, S. 1952. Manuel I (8), S. 1962, 1963, 1964(2), 1965, 1966(3). Isaac II (3), S. 2003. Alexius III (3), S. 2011. 2012, 2013. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 772

Lot of 19 billon aspron trachea of 12th century emperors.. Constantinople except as noted. John II (4), S. 1944(3); Thessalonica, S. 1952. Manuel I (8), S. 1962(2), 1963, 1964(2), 1966(3). Isaac II (5), S. 2003. NINETEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection.

1

Lot of 18 bronze coins of 11th-12th century emperors.. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine I, follis, S. 1854. Romanus IV, follis, S. 1866. Michael VII (2), folles, S. 1878. Nicephorus III, follis, S. 1888. Alexius I (11), pre-reform folles (3), S. 1900, 1901(2); Thessalonica (8), tetartera, S. 1929(2), 1931(4), 1932(2). John II (2), tetarteron, S. 1945; Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 1953. EIGHTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 225 The Christov Family Collection.

The Basil I, one Constantine VII and Romanus I, the Romanus II, the Niceophorus II, the John I, and the Basil II ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 6, 6 October 2000, lots 150, 162, 166, 168, 169, and 170., The Christov Family Collection. 770

Lot of 16 bronze coins of 11th-12th century emperors. Constantinople except as noted. Constantine X (2), folles, S. 1853, 1854. Romanus IV, follis, S. 1866. Michael VII, follis, S. 1878. Nicephorus III, follis, S. 1888. Alexius I (8), pre-reform folles (2), S. 1900, 1901, tetarteron, S. 1922; Thessalonica (5), pre-reform follis, S. 1911, tetartera (4), S. 1929, 1931, 1932(2). John II, tetarteron, S. 1945. Manuel I, Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 1975. SIXTEEN COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 769

Lot of 23 anonymous bronze folle. Class A1 (2), S. 1793. Class A2 (9), S. 1813. Class A3, S. 1818. Class B (3), S. 1823. Class C (2), S. 1825. Class D (2), S. 1836. Class E, S. 1855. Class G (2), S. 1867. Class H, S. 1880. Class I, S. 1889. TWENTY-THREE COINS IN LOT. Fine to very fine, one holed. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

The Christov Family Collection. 768

Lot of 23 anonymous bronze folle. Class A1 (2), S. 1793. Class A2 (8), S. 1813. Class A3 (2), S. 1818. Class B (3), S. 1823. Class C (2), S. 1825. Class D, S. 1836. Class E (2), S. 1855. Class F, S. 1856. Class G, S. 1867. Class I, S. 1889. TWENTY-THREE COINS IN LOT. Fine to nearly very fine, a few slightly better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

779

Lot of 22 anonymous bronze folles.. All Class 2, S. 1813, with twelve different variants represented. TWENTY TWO COINS IN LOT. Nearly fine to fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Lot of 22 billon aspron trachea of 12th-early 13th century emperors.. All Constantinople. Manuel I (8), S. 1964(5), 1966(3). Andronicus I (3), S. 1985. Isaac II (6), S. 2003. Alexius III (5), S. 2011. TWENTY-TWO COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine, a few better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

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780

Lot of 20 billon aspron trachea of 12th-early 13th century emperor.. All Constantinople. Manuel I (10), S, 1964(3),1065, 1966(7). Andronicus I, S. 1985. Isaac II (7), S. 2003. Alexius III (2), S. 2011. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

786

The Christov Family Collection. 781

Lot of 20 billon aspron trachea of 12th-early 13th century emperors. All Constantinople. Manuel I (10), S, 1964(3), 1966(7). Andronicus I, S. 1985. Isaac II (7), S. 2003. Alexius III (2), S. 2011. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

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The Christov Family Collection. 782

787

Lot of 15 bronze tetartera and half tetartera of 12th century emperors.. Manuel I (12), Constantinople, tetarteron, S. 1968; Thessalonica (8), tetartera (4), S. 1975(2), 1976(2), half tetartera (4), 1977(2), 1978(2); uncertain Greek mint (4), half tetartera, S. 1979, 1980(2). Andronicus I (3), Thessalonica (2), tetartera, S. 1987; uncertain Greek mint, half tetarteron, S. 1989. FIFTEEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine to good fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

783

788

Lot of 17 bronze tetartera and half tetartera of 12th-early 13th century emperors.. Manuel I (12), Constantinople (2), tetartera, S. 1968, 1970; Thessalonica (7), tetartera (5), S. 1975(3), 1976(2), half tetartera (2), S. 1977, 1978; uncertain Greek mint (3), half tetartera, S. 1979, 1980, 1982. Andronicus I (2), Thessalonica, tetartera, S. 1987. Isaac II (2), Constantinople, tetarteron, S. 2004; Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 2005. Alexius III Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 2015. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. A few scarce to rare. Nearly fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200

Lot of 17 late Byzantine bronze coins.. Latin rulers of Constantinople (6), large module billon trachea (4), S. 2022, 2034, 2036(2), small module billon trachea (2), S. 2049, 2057. Empire of Nicaea, Theodore I (2), Nicaea, billon trachea, S. 2061, 2062; John III, Magnesia, billon trachy, S. 2092; uncertain ruler, bronze tetarteron, S. 2251. Empire of Thessalonica, John Comnenus-Ducas (3), Thessalonica, billon trachea, S. 2202(2), 2210. Restored Byzantine empire, Michael VIII (2), Constantinople, bronze trachea, S. 2261, 2268; Andronicus II, Constantinople, bronze tetarteron, S. 2358; John VIII, Constantinople, bronze follaro, S. 2568. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Many scarce to rare. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250 The Christov Family Collection.

789

The Christov Family Collection. 785

Lot of 15 late Byzantine bronze coins.. Latin rulers of Constantinople (4), large module billon trachea (2), S. 2023, 2034, small module billon trachea (2), S. 2044, 2050. Empire of Nicaea, Theodore I (2), Nicaea, billon trachy, S. 2061; Magnesia, billon trachy, cf. S. 2067; John III, bronze tetarteron, S. 2116. Empire of Thessalonica, John Comnenus-Ducas (5), Thessalonica, billon trachea, S. 2201, 2206, 2210, 2213, 2216. Restored Byzantine empire, Michael VIII (3), Constantinople, billon trachea, S. 2259, 2265, 2271. FIFTEEN COINS IN LOT. Many scarce to rare. Several struck weakly on obverse. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 17 bronze tetartera and half tetartera of 12th-early 13th century emperors.. John II (4), Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 1953, half tetartera (3), S. 1954. Manuel I (13), Thessalonica (7), tetartera (2), S. 1975(2), half tetartera (3), S. 1977; uncertain Greek mint (6), half tetartera, S. 1979(5), 1980. Andronicus I, Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 1987. Alexius III, Thessalonica, tetarteron, S. 2015. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

784

Lot of 24 late Byzantine bronze coins.. Latin rulers of Constantinople (8), large module billon trachea (6), S. 2022, 2031(2), 2035(2), 2036, small module billon trachea (2), S. 2044, 2050. Latin rulers of Thessalonica, large module billon trachy, S. 2057. Empire of Nicaea, Theodore I (4), Nicaea, billon trachea, S. 2061(3), Magnesia billon trachy, S. 2067; John III, Magnesia, billon trachy, S. 2098. Empire of Thessalonica, John ComnenusDucas (9), Thessalonica, billon trachea, S. 2199(2), 2206, 2210, 2212, 2215(4). Restored Byzantine empire, Michael VIII, Constantinople, bronze trachy, S. 2259. TWENTY-FOUR COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Mostly fine to nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275

Lot of 17 late Byzantine bronze coins.. Latin rulers of Constantinople (8), large module billon trachea (6), 2024(4), 2035, 2036, small module billon trachy, S. 2049. Empire of Nicaea, Theodore I (4), Nicaea, billon trachea, S. 2061(3), 2062. Empire of Thessalonica, John Comnenus-Ducas (4), Thessalonica, small module billon trachea, S. 2199, 2202, 2212, 2215. Restored Byzantine empire, Michael VIII (3), Constantinople, bronze trachea, S. 2259, 2265, 2284. SEVENTEEN COINS IN LOT. Several scarce. Fine to very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $175 - 250

Lot of 20 late Byzantine bronze coins. Latin rulers of Constantinople (8), large module billon trachea (6), S. 2024(2), 2035(2), 2036, 2038, small module billon trachea (2), S. 2045, 2057. Empire of Nicaea, Theodore I (3), Nicaea, billon trachea, S. 2061(2), Magnesia, billon trachy, S. 2068; Theodore II, Magnesia, billon trachy, S. 2141. Empire of Thessalonica, John ComnenusDucas (5), Thessalonica, billon trachea, S. 2202, 2203, 2210, 2213, 2216. Restored Byzantine empire, Michael VIII (3), Constantinople, billon trachea, S. 2261, 2267, 2284. TWENTY COINS IN LOT. Many scarce to rare. Mostly fine to nearly very fine, one holed. Estimated Value ............................................................... $150 - 200 The Christov Family Collection.

790

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 8 folles of Justinian I (527-565).. Pre-reform (2), Constantinople, 5th off. (S. 158 var.), 4th officina (S. 159 var.); postreform (6), Constantinople (3), year 18, 4th officina, Christogram above barbarous (?), and year 27, 2nd officina (S. 207 var.), Antioch, year 24, 1st officina (S. 221 var.) An interesting group with a number of previously unrecorded officincae and a new regnal date, mostly fine, several nearly very fine. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 The Christov Family Collection.

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Lot of 5 folles of Tiberius II (578-582) and Phocas (602-610).. Tiberius II, Nicomedia, year 4, 1st officina (S. 440); Phocas (4), Constantinople, year 5, 5th officina (S. 640), Thessalonica, year 4 or 5 (S. 653), Nicomedia, year 6, officina uncertain (S. 659), Antioch, year 8 (S. 672). Fine or better, the first rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $100 - 150

796

The Christov Family Collection. 792

Lot of 5 three-quarter folles (30 nummi) of the late 6th-early 7th cent.. Tiberius II, 578-582, Constantinople, 3rd officina (S. 432); Phocas, 602-610, Constantinople, year 6, 5th officina (S. 641 var.); Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 613-632 (3), Constantinople, year 20 or 21, 2nd officina, the other two uncertain (S. 812). Mostly Fine, all very scarce or rare. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175 The Christov Family Collection.

793

The Christov Family Collection.

Lot of 14 half folles (20 nummi) of Justinian I (527-565).. Constantinople (11), years 22, 4th officina, 26, 4th officina, 28 (2), 1st and 4th officina, 30 (6), 1st officina (4), 2nd and 4th officinae, 36, officina uncertain (S. 165, but several unrecorded officinae); Cyzicus (2), years 18 and 29 (S. 208); Antioch, year 22 (S. 230). Fine to Very Fine, and interesting lot. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

797

The Christov Family Collection. 794

Lot of 10 half folles (20 nummi) of the late 6th-early 7th cent.. Justin II, 565-578 (2), Antioch, year 1 (S. 380); Tiberius II, 578582, Antioch, year 4 (S. 450); Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 (2), Constantinople, year 8, 1st officina (S. 496B) and year 13 (?), 2nd officina (S. 497); Phocas, 602-610 (2), Carthage (S. 686), Rome (S. 694, holed beneath bust); Phocas and Leontia, Constantinople, 5th officina (S. 642 var.); Heraclius, 610-641 (2), Carthage (S. 872). The first three rare, mostly Fine, several better. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 275 The Christov Family Collection.

795

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Miscellaneous lot of 22 Byzantine bronzes, etc., mostly of late date. Justinian II (first reign, 685-695), half folles (2), Constantinople (S. 1261); Anastasius II (713-715), follis, Constantinople, 1st officina (S. 1469); Leo III and Constantine V (720-741), follis, Syracuse (S. 1530); Nicephorus I and Stauracius (803-811), follis, irregular mint (cf. S. 1607); Constantine VII (913-959), Æ 18, Cherson (S. 1771); Alexius I (1081-1118), billon trachy, Philippopolis? (S. 1936); Empire of Thessalonica, Theodore Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2168); Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2181); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (2),Thessalonica (S. 2219 (2)); Restored Byzantine Empire, Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachea (7), Constantinople (S. 2335), Thessalonica (S. 2360, 2365; 2368, 2385, 2386, 2395 (2)); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), assaria (3), Constantinople (S. 2440, 2445, 2447). Mostly Fine, some very fine, an interesting lot with many scarce and rare items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

Lot of 11 fractional bronze denominations, mostly of Justinian I (527-565). 16 nummi of Justinian I, Thessalonica (S. 175 var., 3 crosses in upper rev. field); decanummia (10 nummi) of Justinian I (4), Constantinople (3), year 35 (S. 167), Nicomedia, year 27 (S. 205 var., unrecorded year); decanummia (2) of Constantine IV, 668-685, Constantinople (S. 1183); pentanummium (5 nummi) of Justin I, 518-527, Nicomedia (S. 93B); pentanummia of Justinian I (2), Constantinople, 2nd officina (S. 171), Thessalonica or Carthage (S. 193); 4 nummi of Justinian I, Thessalonica (S. 195). Mostly Fine, several almost very fine, some scarce. Estimated Value ............................................................... $125 - 175

Miscellaneous lot of 23 Byzantine bronzes, etc., mostly of late date. Justinian II (first reign, 685-695), decanummium, Constantinople, regnal year 1 (S. 1263); Leo III and Constantine V (720741), follis (large), Constantinople (S. 1514); Constantine V and Leo IV (751-775), half follis, Syracuse (S. 1569A); Constantine VI and Irene (780-797), follis, Constantinople (S. 1598); Michael III (842-867), Æ 13, Cherson (S. 1699); Alexius I (1081-1118), follis, Thessalonica (S. 1909); Empire of Nicaea, John III DucasVatatzes (1222-1254), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2126, 2128); Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris (1254-1258), billon trachea (2), Magnesia (S. 2142, 2143); Empire of Thessalonica, Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2183); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2190 var. (small module), 2219); Restored Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII (1261-1282), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2296); Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2371, 2387, 2388); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2459); assaria (4), Constantinople (S. 2432, 2435 (2), 2449); Andronicus III (1328-1341), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2492). Mostly Fine, some very fine, another interesting lot with many scarce and rare items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

798

The Christov Family Collection.

Miscellaneous lot of 25 Byzantine bronzes, etc., mostly of late date. Constantine IV (668-685), follis, Carthage (S. 1196); Justinian II (first reign, 685-695), half follis, Constantinople, regnal year 3 (S. 1262); Justinian II and Tiberius (705-711), follis, Constantinople, regnal year 20 (S. 1428); Leo VI and Alexander (886912), Æ 17, Cherson (S. 1734); Alexius I (1081-1118), light tetarteron, Thessalonica (S. 1930); Empire of Nicaea, John III DucasVatatzes (1222-1254), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2126, 2134); Empire of Thessalonica, Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (12301237), billon trachy, halved (S. 2177); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2190, 2217, 2218); Restored Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII (1261-1282), trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2295 (broken), 2302, 2303); Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2383); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), trachea (2), Constantinople (S. 2420/21), Thessalonica (S. 2454); assaria (3), Constantinople (S. 2428, 2436 (2)); Rhodes, imperial governors, 1249-1307, Æ 19 (2), cross with B's in the angles/Palaeologan monogram (Grierson 1397); Andronicus III (1328-1341), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2497), assarion, Constantinople (S. 2481); Manuel II (1391-1423), follaro, Constantinople (S. 2559). Mostly Fine, a few very fine, another interesting lot with some very scarce items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500 The Christov Family Collection.

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799

Miscellaneous lot of 25 Byzantine bronzes, etc., of the 13th and 14th centuries. Empire of Nicaea, John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1222-1254), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2127); Empire of Thessalonica, Theodore Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230), billon trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2161, one clipped); Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (1230-1237), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2182); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2221); Restored Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII (12611282), trachea (6), Constantinople (S. 2278, 2282, 2290), Thessalonica (S. 2300, 2302, 2303); Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2377, 2383, 2388); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), trachea (2), Thessalonica (DOC 774-7, S. 2459), assarion, Constantinople (S. 2447); Andronicus II and Andronicus III (1325-1328), trachy, Thessalonica (DOC 855-6, S. 2500); Andronicus III (1328-1341), trachea (6), Thessalonica (S. 2482 (2), 2483, 2486 (2), 2487). Mostly Fine, some very fine, an interesting grouping of late Byzantine types. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400

801

The Christov Family Collection. 800

Miscellaneous lot of 34 Byzantine bronzes, etc., mostly of late date. Constans II (641-668), follis, Constantinople, 3rd officina, regnal year 8 (S. 1005 var., unrecorded date); Justinian II (first reign, 685-695), follis, Syracuse (S. 1297); Tiberius III (698-705), follis, Syracuse (S. 1395); Theophilus with Michael II and Constantine (both deceased), follis, Syracuse (S. 1680); Michael III and Basil I (866-867), follis, Constantinople (S. 1693); Leo VI (886-912), Æ 15 (S. 1732); Alexius I (1081-1118), billon trachy, Philippopolis (S. 1936); billon tetarteron, Constantinople (cf. S. 1923); Empire of Nicaea, John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1222-1254), billon trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2130); Empire of Thessalonica, Theodore Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2165, 2167); Manuel Comnenus-Ducas (12301237), billon trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2181, 2183, 2184); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (4), Thessalonica (S. 2191, 2199, 2218, 2219); Restored Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII (1261-1282), trachea (2), Constantinople (S. 2280), Thessalonica (S. 2294); Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachea (4), Constantinople (S. 2353, holed), Thessalonica (S. 2373 (2), 2385); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), assaria (7), Constantinople (S. 2432, holed, 2435 (3), 2436, holed, 2440, 2444); Andronicus III (1328-1341), trachy, Thessalonica (S. 2483), assaria (2), Constantinople (S. 2481). Mostly Fine, a few very fine, a varied grouping including some very scarce items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Miscellaneous lot of 36 Byzantine bronzes, etc., mostly of late date. Vandalic Kingdom, Hilderic (523-530), 4 nummi (2), Carthage (MIB 20); Byzantine Empire, Justinian II (first reign, 685695), half folles (2), Constantinople, regnal years 2 and 8? (1262); Justinian II and Tiberius (705-711), follis, Constantinople, 2nd officina, regnal year 20 (S. 1428); Basil I (867-886), Æ 22, Cherson (S. 1717); Empire of Nicaea, John III Ducas-Vatatzes (1222-1254), billon trachea (4), Thessalonica (S. 2126, 2127 (2), 2131); Empire of Thessalonica, Theodore Comnenus-Ducas (1224-1230), billon trachea (3), Thessalonica (S. 2161 (2), 2168); Manuel ComnenusDucas (1230-1237), billon trachy, Thessalonica (cf. S. 2181, but small module, 2186); John Comnenus-Ducas (1237-1242), billon trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2194, 2199); Restored Byzantine Empire, Michael VIII (1261-1282), trachea (3), Constantinople (S. 2266, 2269 (?), 2290); Andronicus II (1282-1328), trachea (6), Thessalonica (S. 2360, 2366, 2370, 2373, 2385, 2395); Andronicus II and Michael IX (1295-1320), assaria (6), Constantinople (S. 2435 (2), 2436 (2), 2440(2)); Andronicus III (1328-1341), trachea (2), Thessalonica (S. 2484, 2488); "Politikon" coinage, John V and Manuel II (?), stamenon, Constantinople (cf. S. 2577 for a similar silver basilikon); anonymous Palaeologan (c. 1280-1350), trachy, Constantinople (S. 2588). Mostly Fine, a few very fine, several scarce or rare items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700 The Christov Family Collection.

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802

Arab-Byzantine Bronzes. A trio of imitations of Byzantine types with Arab legends, these coins are from a recent hoard. Condition averages VF. Lot of 3 coins. Lot of 3 coins. Estimated Value ............................................................... $200 - 250

803

Lot of 2 lead seals, 1 Byzantine, the other Bulgarian. Byzantine Empire, Stephen, mid-6th to mid-7th cent., 21 mm., 6.11 g., nimbate bust of the Virgin facing between two crosses, holding nimbate head. of the infant Christ before her, rev. cruciform monogram of Stephanos (cf. Zacos and Veglery, Byzantine Lead Seals, 1205/1204); Bulgaria, Tzar Peter (927-970) with his wife Maria Lecapena, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Christopher Lecapenus, 18 mm., 6.44 g., facing bust of Christ with cross behind head., his r. hand raised in benediction, holding book of Gospels in l., rev. Byzantine style facing crowned busts of Peter, wearing chlamys, on l., and Maria, wearing loros, on r., holding between them long patriarchal cross with globe on shaft (Youroukova, Bulgarian Mediaeval Coins and Seals, 10). Extremely Fine, rare and interesting. Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 325 The first ex CNG 49 (1999), lot 1935, the other ex CNG 55 (2000), lot 1619, The Christov Family Collection.

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804

805

Egyptian green glaze statuette of Bes fragment. Third Intermediate Period, circa 1069-656 B.C.. Light green glaze faience figure of Bes with added details in black glaze, his right hand held to his mouth, the tongue protruding with thick beard and bulbous bags under his eyes. This piece has headdress, lower body and one arm missing. Some breaks to the glaze and mounted on a custom Lucite stand. Quite unusual. Height: 2¾". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

806

Egyptian double-faced pale green faience amulet of Bes. Late Period, after 700 B.C.. A pale green faience amulet of Bes, double-sided, shown as a pot-bellied dwarf, wearing a feathered headdress (protected men against snakes and other evils and women in child-birth). Intact, free from repairs. Height: 2¾". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 700

Egyptian light green glaze amulet of a Female Dancer. Circa 18th Dynasty to Late Dynastic Period. Fine pale green faience amulet of a female dancer bending backwards with hair falling; suspension hole in center. Very Rare. Well intact. Height: 2¼". Babacar Khane and his wife, the egyptologist Genevieve Lebaud-Khane, graduate of the University of Montpellier, found in several Egyptian temples, graves and museums many representations of classical lhatha-yoga postures, very well-known and practised in India, for example: several women practising Urdhva-Ddhanurasana and Chakrasana (Red Chapel build by Hatshepsut in Karnak temple complex; reliefs depicting the Opet Festival, Luxor Temple, reigns of Kings Tutankhamun and Ay, New-Kingdom). Estimated Value .................................................. $1,250 - 1,500 Acquired from Emile Saad of Alexandria in the 1970s.

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809

Fine Egyptian two-tone Blue Faience Pectoral Scarab. Late Ptolemaic, c. 26th-30th Dynasty, 664-30 B.C.. A two-tone turquoise glazed faience pectoral scarab representing Khepri, god of the rising sun. Well carved with crisp details and six oblique piercing for attachment to mummy wrappings. Intact with fine lazing. Length: Approx 2" . Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,500

810

Group of 7 Egyptian Hardstone Amulets. Third Intermediate Period-Late Period, circa 1st millennium B.C.. Consists of: Two double plume amulets, height: 30mm; Steatite Pesehkef amulet, height: 34 mm. Three amulets mounted on pieces of card: Blue faience model situla with pierced handles, height: 22 mm. The card inscribed with, 'Model bucket from Aboutig blue faience given by F.G.H. Price, Aug. 1, 1899, collection '353' Black stone red crown of Lower Egypt amulet, pierced, height: 25 mm., card inscribed, 'Tesher the Crown of Lower Egypt Sotheby May 28, 1883, collection '255'. Two brown stone male and female amulets, height: 29 mm (longest) the card inscribed, 'Sam meaning union 4 1924' collection no '1395'. Limestone seated sphinx on wooden stand, length: 31 mm.. Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Fragment. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.. Brightly painted on two sides. Side A: Woman facing left with arms raised in adoration behind a deity with a sceptor, a lotus flower before and two bearded mummiform deities facing right, the wig of a third partially preserved to the right. Side B: Two panels each with a Hathor cow reclining on the top of a shrine, each with a solar disk and plumes above horns, each with columns of heieroglyphs naming two of the Seven Hathors: 'Sister (?) of the god' (to the left: 'She whose name flourishes by means of her skill'. Height: 17Âź". Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Collection of Gustave Jequier (1868-1946).

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Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Fragment. Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.. Brightly painted on two sides. Side A: Woman on bent knee with arms raised in adoration before a seated Osiris and a bearded deity; all, above a shrine. To right three columns of text: 'me (?). Your (plural) names.my bones are in him, flesh (?).my., may you (plural) rescue/carry off from.' Side B: A falcon upon a shrine, a standing male figure to the left and a mummiform figure to the right, with three lines of text to the right: "Open (in peace?) Breathing (?) in the field of the underworld (?). Height: 14ž". Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Collection of Gustave Jequier (1868-1946).

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Egyptian white faience Plaque for Psamtek II. Late Period, c. 26th Dynasty, 595-589 B.C.. Fine white glazed composition, possibly from a foundation deposit, with verticle text on both sides inscribed, 'son of Re (Psamtek) living forever, king of Upper and Lower Egypt (Nefer-ib-Re) living forever'. Intact, a choice example. Height: 1他". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,500

813

Egyptian pale green faience head of Isis fragment. Ptolemaic Period 305-50 B.C.. The goddess wearing an echelon tripartite wig, vulture headdress with uraeus and crown in the form of her name sign. We note her face with long eyebrows and cosmetic lines in relief. Well made. Height: 1他". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,250

814

Egyptian green glaze faience amulet of Isis. Ptolemaic Period, circa 300 B.C.. A fine apple-green faience amulet of Isis seated on a block throne suckling her infant son Horus (missing). Isis wears vulture headdress with uraeus. Horus chipped off at hips. We note some fine restoration. Height: 2他". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500

Ex A.G. Collection, mid 1980s. Cf. Bonhams, Antiquities, Oct. 15, 2006, #34, illus..

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Egyptian green glaze faience Lidded Vessel of Nectanebo I. Late Period, XXX th Dynasty, 380-362 B.C.. Turquoise-green in color, cylindrical in form, the exterior inscribed with the cartouche of Nectanebo I with convex lid fitted to the interior. Very Rare. Height: 1". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000 Acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd. London, 1995.

Acquired from Emile Saad of Alexandria in the 1970s.

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Egyptian pale green glaze amulet of Papyrus Column. Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic Period, not after 300 B.C.. A well formed and finely incised pale green amulet with suspension loop. We note some minor chips on one side. Rare. Height: 3Âź". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500 Acquired from Emile Saad of Alexandria in the 1970s.

LARGE LIMESTONE STATUETTE OF ISIS AND HORUS

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Large limestone statuette of Isis and Horus. Late Period, after 600 B.C. In typical pose seated on a throne, suckling the infant Horus on her lap, her left hand supporting his head, her right clutched to her breast, wearing a full length tunic, tripartite wig with frontal bronze uraeus and a collar of uraei above, pierced for attachment of the headdress (now missing), her ears pierced. Height 9" Chipped, with an old collection number painted in black. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500 Ex San Franciscanum Museum, Israel, 1960s, collection number 'SF 7370'. 137

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817

Five Egyptian Alabaster Vessels. Late Period, Dynasty XXVIXXX (664-343 B.C.). Includes two plates, 5¼", 4½" diameter; An ovoid jar with a drilled hole on one side, 4½" height; Two alabastra, 5½" and 4½". All intact. Lot of 5 items. Estimated Value ......................................................... $3,000 - 3,500 All ex Christies, New York, June 11, 2003, lot 32. The ovoid jar: Simonian Family Coll. 1970s.

819

Large Egyptian 26th Dynasty pale green-glazed faience Bes fragment. Excellent detail with fierce expression. Important features are present and quite impressive. Height 3½". On a custom wooden stand. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

820

A trio of Egyptian Ushabti figures. 18th-21st Dynasty. Consists of: Limestone figure 7¼"; Sandstone figure with remnants of painted features and hieroglyphic inscription, 7"; Terra cotta figure with remnants of painted features and front panel of hieroglyphics, 6¼". Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

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Egyptian Life Size Wooden Kah Mask. Ptolemaic Period, 33230 B.C. A fine wooden mummy mask, with peaceful expression, featuring a painted layer of gesso in pigment of dark orange with eyes and eybrows in jet black. Overall quite choice. Height 10" On a wooden stand. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,500 - 3,000

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Egyptian Alabastron in alabaster. 26th Dynasty. Twin lug handles below natural white band. Choice condition. Height 4Âź". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,750 Ex Christies New York, June 11, 2003, lot 32.

821

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Egyptian Wood Ushabti. 19th Dynasty, 1550-1070 B.C. Carved wooden mummiforn figure, wears the royal wig with arms folded across chest. A few areas of original painted surface remain, deep brown natural wood surface with old mellow patina. Old loss to both sides of the arms, otherwise intact. Height 7ž" . Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,250 - 1,500

823

Egyptian Scarabs. Group of 7 different faience scarabs, circa 26th-30th Dynasty. All intact, one with chip. Lot of 7 items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $700 - 800 From Emile Saad of Alexandria, 1980s.

Ex Sotheby's New York, 2007, lot 215.

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826

Egyptian Amulets. Late Period, 1085-332 B.C. Green glazed amulets. Consists of Bes, missing headdress; Isis suckling the infant Horus; Cat seated. Each approximately. 35 mm. Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 From Emile Saad of Alexandria, 1980s.

824

Egyptian 26th Dynasty Faience Amulets. Consists of: Sekhmet, tourquoise-glaze, chipped base 3".; Ptah, missing feet, pale green-glaze 3½". Lot of 2 items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $600 - 700 From Emile Saad of Alexandria, 1980s.

827

Egyptian Late Period, after 700 BC, Amulets. Trio of Bes faience amulets, each wearing feathered headdress. Consists of: Light green-glaze Bes (27 mm); Dark green-glaze Bes with details added in yellow (34 mm); Worn brown-glaze Bes with minor chip on headdress (48 mm). Each on a custom opaque block. Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $300 - 400 From Emile Saad of Alexandria, 1980s.

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Egyptian Late Dynastic Period Pale Blue Faience Ushabti. Group of 3, all circa 26th Dynasty, each approximately. 4Âź". Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ............................................................... $400 - 500

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Persian Antiquities

829

Luristan Bronze Finial. 10th-8th Century B.C. In three parts. Two rampant ibexes with long arching noduled horns, one partially missing, tuft of fur under chin with elongated bodies and a short upturned tail, their legs conjoined around central tube; all set into a broad bronze socket. Glossy medium brown patina. Height 8". Mounted on a wooden stand. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000 Ex Tackkholm Collection (prior to 1940).

828

Luristan Bronze Finial. 10th-8th Century B.C. "Master of Animals" bronze finial. Central tube with a human face on each side with zoomorphic protruding heads and panther legs below; all set on finial tube. Fine green patina. Height 12¾". On a wooden stand. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,500 - 2,000

830

Large Persian Bronze Dagger. Circa 1st millennium B.C. Finely incised hooded hilt with long tapered blade. Lenght 19¼". Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,500

Ex Tackholm Collection (before 1940).

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Persian Islamic Painted Pottery Bowl, circa 14th-16th Century AD. Wide shallow bowl painted in underglaze blue, black and turquoise with foliate panels around a central medallion. Excellent iridescence. We note fine multiple repairs. Diameter: 8½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750 Ex H. Kahn Monif, New York. COA issued by Howard Nowes Ancient Art, NY. August 2001.

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Greek Antiquities GREEK GEOMETRIC TREFOIL OINOCHOE, CIRCA 6TH/5TH CENTURY

834

Greek South Italian Large Xenon Pottery Skyphos. Circa 4th century B.C.. Deep pottery bowl with black glaze and post fire applied orange pigment applied as ivy band around center. Intact but with some paint loss t one side. Diameter handle to handle: 8¾". Height: 2¾" . Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750 Ex William Frolich, NY City, 1970s. COA issued by AD BC Art Gallery, Los Angeles 2001..

832

Greek Geometric Trefoil Oinochoe, circa 6th/5th century. Vessel with spreading foot, pyriform body and double handle. The vessel painted on a cream slip ground in black and red with geometric designs including lotus flowers on the shoulder and bands of leaves and eyes around neck. Intact, free from repairs. Height: 10¼". Estimated Value .................................................. $3,500 - 4,500 Ex Dr. W.E., Baden-Wurteenberg, Germany. Published: Jean David Cahn AG, Basel, Auktion 5. Kunstwerke der. 835

South Italian red-fugure Lidded Lekanis, circa 4th century B.C.. Lady of Fashion wearing a kekryphalos, drop earrings and a beaded necklace; palmettes between. Intact, minor repairs. Height: 3¾". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

836

Greek South Italian black glazed pottery Askos. Circa 4th century B.C.. A small askos with a bag-like body set on a ring base, a strap handle with thumb-spur and a spout with thickened rim. Intact with some minor chips Height: 4½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $250 - 300

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South Italian single-handled painted pottery vessel, circa 4th century B.C.. Black glaze with applied decoration in red of a laurel band with leaves above; small conjointed handle. Intact with some minor paint loss. Height: 5¼". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

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South Italian Apulian Gnathian Kotyle, circa 350 B.C.. Deep skyphos cup with twin handles in vertical position to rim. Well decorated in black glaze with incised ochre and added white slip band. Intact, free from repairs. Height 5½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750 COA from AD BC Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 2001.

WONDERFUL LUCANIAN RED-FIGURED BELL KRATER

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Lucanian Red-Figured Bell Krater. Circa 400 B.C. The obverse with a nude gesticulating satyr running to the right, his left leg raised, his arms outstretched, with short curly hair and long beard, characteristic pointy ears and pug nose, a maenad before him, moving right and looking back with short curly hair draped in a chiton; another maenad standing behind him facing left, draped in a himation over a chiton. The reverse with three draped youths; meander with saltire squares below the scenes, laurel below the rim. Intact, some minor repairs. Height 10½". Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500 Ex Belgian Private Collection, 1950s. 143

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ETRUSCAN BRONZE STANDING FEMALE VOTIVE FIGURE

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Etruscan Bronze Standing Female Votive Figure. Circa 6th Century B.C. Bronze solid cast, female with arms held by her sides, wearing long closely fitted dress, pointed boots and tall conical banded headdress. Her hair falling in thick braids behind. Fine dark green patina. Height 4". On a custom marble block. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500 Ex Ishiguro Collection, 1970.

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840

Attic Black-Figured Lekythos. Circa early 5th Century B.C. With a seated draped figure to the left, approached by a fully armed hoplite, standing attendant on either side; rays and dots on the shoulders. Intact. Height 5¾". Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,250 Ex Rainbold Collection, Lugano, 1960-1985.

842

Etruscan Bronze Figure of Hercules Promachos. Circa 5th Century B.C. Bronze solid cast. The nude hero strides forward, his right arm raised, his left arm stretched before him with lion skin hanging below. Both hands with holes for attached objects. Feet missing. Glossy dark brown patina. Height 3¾". On a wooden block. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Prof. Fritz Breubaus de Groot (beffore 1960).

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Etruscan matched pair of Bronze Swan Heads. 5th-6th Century B.C. Fine matched bronze handled swan heads each with incised decorated wings. Length 4½", height 2½". Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Geneva collection.

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845

Three Bactrian Alabaster Bowls. Circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C. Each approximately 5" diameter, all intact. Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Haji Baba, London.

843

South Italian Apulian Gnathian Ornate Skyphos. Apulia, circa 350 BC. Vivid ochre, red and white slip; decorated with incised and painted stylized grape vines. Height 6¾". Intact with minimal repair. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,200 - 1,400 Ex New England Collection; Accompanied by a COA from AD-BC Art Gallery, Los Angeles 2001.

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Trio of Campanian Pottery, circa 4th century BC. Consists of: Black-glaze mug, the body decorated with vertical ribbing, height 3½"; Small black-glaze lekythos, the body decorated with vertical ribbing, height 3"; Small single handle aryballos with vertical ribbing, chips around lip, height 3¼". A charming group, all excellent for the types. Lot of 3 items. Estimated Value ......................................................... $1,000 - 1,200 Ex Hasler collection. (compare CVA Naples 2 pl. 1034/9).

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Roman Antiquities HIGHLY IMPORTANT ROMAN BRONZE INSCRIPTION TABLET

846

Roman Bronze Inscription Tablet. 1st Century A.D. Bronze document with inset inscription, the edges thickend, a boss on each of the handles. Tablet regards the purchase and subsequent gift of farmland to the priests of Zeus. Greek inscription: "Under the rule of Sopyros (the son of Aristoss) for the year of Rhodon, bought from Zenon (the son) of Rhoizos a field through ______ and through, the public street for the price of 210 denarii which price the seller has declared to have received from the buyer. The ____ was gifted by the buyer to the Priests of Zeus." Ends in a prayer "When from sacrifice the written Word". Choice condition. Size: 12½" x 6". Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $15,000 - 20,000 Coll. Siblings. P. and F., Southern Germany. Slg. Geschwister P. und F., Suddeutschland (ca. 1970-1990).

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ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF APOLLO

847

Roman Bronze Figure of Apollo. Circa 2nd Century A.D. Bronze solid cast. Apollo with empty quiver hanging downwards. Two knots of hair on his head with shoulder length hair knoted at nape of neck. Fine glossy brown patina. We note an ancient restoration, by over-casting, to the right foot and lower left arm, still quite elegant. Height 4". On a custom Lucite block. Estimated Value .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $10,000 - 12,500 Ex Edgar P. Richardson, Philadelphia; Ex M. Komor Collection, New York 1978; Charles Dikran Kelekian Coll. New York 1976; Ex J.J. Klejman Coll. New York 1974; Said to have been found in Lower Egypt.

1 848

Roman Bronze Situla. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Of tapering cylindrical form set on three delicate shoe-shaped feet, with out-turned rim, two loops on the rim take the arched handle, the terminals hooked through the loops, the body decorated with three bands of incised lines. Height including loops 6½" Choice condiiton. Estimated Value ......................................................... $4,000 - 5,000 Ex Bonham's London, Oct. 20, 2005, lot 201.

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ROMAN SILVER DISH WITH GOLDEN RIMS

849

851

Roman bronze beauty instruments. Circa 2nd century AD. Sometimes referred to as "medical" instruments, these were probably used for mixing beauty potions. Group of 6, each measuring approximately 6-7". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 600

852

Roman Red Gloss Ware Pottery Bowl. Circa 2nd century AD. Beautiful reddish-orange 'en barbotine' relief frieze displaying a continuous foliate garland. Intact, free from repairs. Diameter: 6". Height: 5". Estimated Value ......................................................... $2,000 - 2,500

Roman silver dish with golden rims. 1st-3rd Century A.D. A shallow curved dish with a broad out-turned rim decorated with two encircling bands and a thickened golden lip. Very rare Diameter 5½". Estimated Value .................................................. $4,000 - 5,000 Ex Bonhams London Oct. 20, 2005, lot 199. Previously from Rabi Gallery in 1980s or earlier.

ROMAN BRONZE INSCRIPTION TABLET

Published: London Christies, 2005.

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Roman 1st Century A.D. Bronze Hilt of a Sword. Bronze hilt ending in a knob with the face of a woman in high relief. Her hair is parted in the middle. Lovely glossy dark green patina. Length 4Âź". Estimated Value .................................................. $2,000 - 2,500 Ex Cahn Auction AG, Auction 3, lot 18.

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856

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features helmeted head of Athena three-quarters facing left with fine beaded border and flanked by two filling holes. Intact. Length: 5¼". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

857

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a bird on a garlanded column. Maker's mark on base. Intact. Length: 4¼". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features a medallion with a draped female head facing left, hair wreathed and falling in a bun. Intact. Length: 5½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

858

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a large Chi-Ro (early Christian symbol). Maker's mark on base. Intact. Length: 5½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features a charging bull to left. Intact. Length: 4½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

859

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a draped diademed 3/4 facing male (?) bust flanked by two filling holes. Intact. Length: 5". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

Roman bronze Eros on a panther foot. Circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.. Probably support for a utensil. Foot of a panther, over it calyx of leaves and Eros with grapes. Intact with lovely greenish-br158236own patina. A charming piece. Height: 2¼". Estimated Value ............................................................... $800 - 900 Exx Gorny & Mosch, Auction, Dec. 14, 2005, lot 313.

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860

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features Hercules to left carrying a lion'skin over his shoulder, flanked by two filling holes. Intact. Length: 5½". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

861

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a Roman male wearing a toga flanked by two filling holes. Intact. Length: 6". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

862

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features a well defined vine tree with two bunches of grapes hanging. Intact. Length: 5". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

864

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a stylized lion(?). Maker's mark on base. Intact. Length: 5" . Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

865

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. The discus features a palm tree with 2 bunches of fruit. Intact. Length: 5¼" . Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

866

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a large palmette with two filling holes. Intact. Length: 5¾". Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

END OF SESSION ONE

863

North African Red-Ware Oil Lamp, circa 4th-5th century A.D.. Featured in the discus is a large twin-handled amphora. Intact. Length: 5½" . Estimated Value ............................................................... $500 - 750

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