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Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

CNG Auction 106

An Internet & Mail Bid Sale Closing Wednesday, September 13, 2017


CNG Auction 106 An Internet & Mail Bid Sale Closing Electronically on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10AM (ET)

Bids submitted by mail, phone, fax, and email accepted until Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5PM (ET) Featuring: Diverse Selections from the RAJ and Norman Frank Collections Coins of Thrace and Macedon from the Belgica Collection Delphi Tridrachm from the Ghazzat Hoard Kroisos Protoype Gold Stater Greek and Roman Coins from the Bernert, West, and WN Collections Selections of Oriental Greek and Central Asian Coins from the Pieper Collection Persis and Sasanian Coins from the Nisa Collection Kushan and Roman Provincial Coins from the Righetti Collection A Diverse Selection of Roman Gold Coins, including a Caligula and Agrippina Aureus Further Offering of Byzantine Coins from the Iconodule Collection Extremely Rare Constantine VII and Zoe Solidus A Contemporary Boxed Set of Napoleonic Medals Extremely Rare Sceatt of Eardwulf Torksey Penny of Cnut Exceptional Emaciated Bust Groat of Henry V

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

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Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. is a United States limited company. United Kingdom Registration No. FC18173, Branch No. BR2639. 2


AUCTION TERMS 7. Estimates are in U.S. dollars ($) and bids must be made in even dollar ($) amounts. The CNG website, www.cngcoins.com, will execute electronic bids on behalf of all electronic bidders. Subject to reserves and opening prices, all electronic bids will be executed by the electronic software at one bidding increment (approximately 10%) over the next highest bid. All written, fax, email and phone bids received before 5PM the day prior to the sale date will be uploaded to the CNG website no later than the day prior to the sale date. These bids will not be subject to the minimum required bid cited on the website at the time of the upload. Any written, fax, email and phone bids received after the deadline or with special instructions will be executed at CNG’s complete discretion and will be subject to the next bid required by the website. In the case of identical written, fax, email and phone bids, the earliest bid received wins. An electronic bid has priority over any identical written, fax, email or phone bid. Bid by lot number. No lot will be broken. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding. Check your bids carefully. Electronic bidders may check their bids under User Services at www.cngcoins.com.

This is an internet and mail bid sale with an automated electronic close, conducted by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG). Bidding in the auction constitutes acceptance of the following terms: 1. The property listed in this catalogue is offered for sale by CNG for itself and as agent for various owners and other consignors. We reserve the right to reject any bid, to determine the opening price, to set bidding increments, to vary the order of the auction, to reopen bidding in the case of a dispute, to withdraw any lot, to bid on behalf of CNG, to bid on behalf of the consignor, and to permit the consignor to bid on his own lots. CNG may loan or advance money to consignors or prospective bidders, and may have an interest other than commission charges in any lot. CNG may bid on its own account as an “insider” with information not available to the public. 2. Lots will be sold in the order listed in the catalogue. The first lot will close electronically at www.cngcoins.com at 10AM Eastern Time on the sale date, with subsequent lots closing every 20 seconds thereafter. All written, fax, email and phone bids must be received by 5PM Eastern Time, on the day prior to the sale date. Electronic bids may be placed by approved bidders up until the closing time of each lot. The electronic clock on the website represents the official closing time for each lot. Bidders intending to bid electronically must first register at www.cngcoins.com. New website registrations are processed for approval Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM Eastern Time only. No new registrations will be approved on the sale date.

8. A word on Reserves. CNG may place a reserve on any lot. However, no reserve will be higher than the estimate, and ordinarily lots are reserved at 60% of estimate. 9. Bidders personally guarantee payment for their successful bids, including bidders executing commission bids from other parties and bidders representing corporations or other entities. Buyers accepting commission bids from other parties do so at their own risk and remain responsible for payment under these Auction Terms. 10. In the event a successful bidder fails to make full payment within 30 days of the auction date, CNG reserves the right to deem the sale incomplete and to resell the material, and the bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable cost of such a sale and also to pay any difference between the resale price and the previously successful bid. CNG reserves all rights that it is entitled to under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code, including the right to offset any sums due from a successful bidder against any future consignment or purchase or monies or goods in possession of CNG.

3. A 21% Buyer’s Fee will be added to the hammer price of all successful written, fax, email and phone bids. A 19% Buyer’s Fee will be added to the hammer price of all successful electronic bids directly placed on www.cngcoins.com. 4. All coins are guaranteed genuine. Attribution, date, condition and other descriptions are the opinion of the cataloguer, and no warranty is expressed or implied. Please note that an auction sale is not an approval sale. Lots examined prior to the sale and lots purchased by floor bidders (including bidders executing commission bids on behalf of other parties) may not be returned for any reason except lack of authenticity. All claims of misdescription and all claims of return, except claims regarding authenticity, must be made within 5 days of receipt of material. Any claim of lack of authenticity must be made in writing by the original purchaser immediately after discovery that an item is not authentic, and upon making such a claim the original purchaser must immediately return the lot to CNG in the same condition as at the time of the auction. Coins that have been encapsulated (“slabbed”) by a grading and/or authentication service may not be returned for any reason, including authenticity, if they have been removed from the encapsulation (“slab”). If payment is made by credit card, rights of return are governed by these Auction Terms which supercede any rights of return promulgated by the card issuer. Estimates are intended as a guide only and not as a statement of opinion of value.

11. Sales tax, postage, handling and insurance are the responsibility of the buyer and are added to all invoices where appropriate. For buyers in the European Union, CNG may import lots into the United Kingdom prior to shipment and charge buyers the import Value Added Tax. On any tax not paid by the purchaser which should have been paid, even if not invoiced by CNG, the purchaser agrees to pay the same on demand together with any interest or penalty that may be assessed. It is the responsibility of the buyer to comply with foreign customs and other regulations. 12. Prices realized are published and are mailed with CNG’s next publication. Prices realized are posted at www.cngcoins.com and successful electronic bidders are notified by email after the last lot of the sale closes. 13. Bidders hereby waive any claim for incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from this auction. The sole remedy that any participant in the auction shall have for any claim or controversy arising out of the auction shall be a refund, without interest, of all or part of the purchase price paid by the participant.

5. Invoices are due and payable immediately upon receipt. Interest and late fees of 2.0% per month, or at the highest rate permitted by law, whichever is less, from the date of the auction, shall be payable on invoices not settled within 30 days of the auction date. Payment may be made by check or bank wire. Credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) will be accepted; credit card payments will not be accepted more than 14 days after the sale date. Payment by check must be made in either US dollars ($) drawn on a US bank or British sterling (£) drawn on a British bank. All successful bidders outside North America and the United Kingdom will be charged an additional $20 fee for bank charges that are the result of international wire transfer fees; this fee will be deducted for credit card or check payment as described above. CNG may reduce or compromise any charge or fee at its discretion.

14. All rights granted by CNG or otherwise available to bidders and purchasers, under these Auction Terms or otherwise, are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred by these Auction Terms. Bidders acting as agents must disclose the agency in writing to CNG prior to the auction; otherwise rights are limited to the agent and are not transferable to the undisclosed principal. 15. Any dispute regarding this auction shall be governed by the laws of Pennsylvania and shall be adjudicated only by the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas or the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; all bidders submit themselves to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for this purpose, consent to service of process by registered or certified mail, and waive any contrary provisions of Articles 14 or 15 of the French Civil Code and any similar provisions in any jurisdiction. All bidders consent to the confidentiality of consignors’ identities and waive any right to require disclosure of the name of the consignor or owner of any auction lot, whether such right is based on New York GOL §5-701(a) or any other provision in any jurisdiction. In any dispute regarding this auction, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorney fees.

6. Bidders not known to us must provide satisfactory credit references or pay a deposit as determined at CNG’s discretion before bidding. Minors are not permitted to bid without written consent of a parent guaranteeing payment. CNG may require payment in full from any bidder prior to delivery of lots. Title does not pass until lots are paid in full. Upon receipt of lots, the buyer assumes full responsibility for loss or damage. Delivery to the buyer’s address of record shall constitute receipt by the buyer regardless of the identity of the person accepting delivery.

All written, fax, email and phone bids must be received by 5PM (ET) September 12, 2017.

The Electronic Close starts at 10AM ET on September 13, 2017. Lots close every 20 seconds.

To participate in this sale electronically you must be registered and approved to bid on www.cngcoins.com.

Please read the auction terms for new information regarding bidding, buyer’s fees, and payment of invoices.

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Order of Sale and Beginning Closing Times (ET) on 13 September 2017 Greek Coinage.................................................................................1–527....................................10:00 AM

Celtic Coinage..............................................................................528–530.................................... 12:56 PM

Oriental Greek Coinage...............................................................531–569.................................... 12:57 PM Central Asian Coinage.................................................................570–600...................................... 1:10 PM Roman Provincial Coinage..........................................................601–632...................................... 1:20 PM Roman Republican Coinage........................................................633–692...................................... 1:31 PM

Roman Imperial Coinage.............................................................693–863...................................... 1:51 PM

Byzantine Coinage.......................................................................864–904...................................... 2:48 PM Early Medieval & Islamic Coinage..............................................905–945...................................... 3:01 PM World Coinage...........................................................................946–1033...................................... 3:15 PM World Medals...........................................................................1034–1049...................................... 3:44 PM World Orders......................................................................................1050...................................... 3:50 PM United States Coinage..............................................................1051–1067...................................... 3:50 PM British Coinage........................................................................ 1068–1148...................................... 3:56 PM British Medals.......................................................................... 1149–1151...................................... 4:23 PM All lots in this auction were in the possession of CNG in CNG’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office no later than 21 July 2017. This information is provided for the protection of buyers who may need to establish the date of US presence for import or export purposes.

NOTICE OF EXHIBITION

Auction lots may be viewed by appointment only at our Lancaster office from 14 August 2017 to 13 September 2017 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM). Enlargements of all single lots and selected multiple lots may be viewed on the internet at the following websites: www.cngcoins.com – www.numisbids.com – www.sixbid.com We are sorry, but photographs of individual coins in multiple lots cannot be provided.

Future Sales and Consignment Deadlines TRITON XXI • 9–10 January 2018 A Public Auction Consignment Deadline: 15 September 2017

CNG 108 • May 2018 An Internet & Mail Bid Sale Consignment Deadline: 15 January 2018

In our Lancaster Office, contact Victor England or Bill Dalzell. In our London Office, contact Eric McFadden or David Guest. Acknowledgement

CNG would like to thank Jan Moens (jan.moens@bvdmc.com) for creating and providing the Numismatica Medievalis font used in this sale.

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GREEK COINAGE

1. IBERIA, Beuibum. Late 2nd-1st centuries BC. Æ Unit (26mm, 16.30 g, 11h). Head of Melqart left, wearing lion’s skin; club on left shoulder / Two tunnies right. ACIP 969; SNG BM Spain –. Good VF, black surfaces, slightly off center. Very rare, ACIP estimates 8–10 examples, five in CoinArchives (four listed under “Ketovion”). ($300)

2 3 2. IBERIA, Emporion. 5th century BC. AR Obol (10.5mm, 0.97 g). Forepart of man-headed bull left / Rough incuse. Campo pl. XVI, 3; Villaronga, Troballa 7–13; ACIP 2. EF, dark iridescent tone, a little die wear. Very rare. ($500) 3. GAUL, Massalia. Circa 525-460 BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.58 g). Head left, wearing bonnet or helmet / Quadripartite incuse square. Auriol Group Fc, Sub-group α, 19–20 (dies 12/6); F&P OBA-Fc; SNG Copenhagen 718. EF, toned. Excellent metal. ($500) Ex Parsy (15 April 2008), lot 41.

4 5 4. GAUL, Massalia. Circa 440-410 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.59 g). Male head left, wearing helmet decorated with wheel of four spokes / Wheel of four spokes. F&P OBM-2a; Depeyrot, Marseille 1; SNG Copenhagen –. Good VF, toned, slight granularity. ($500) 5. GAUL, Massalia. Circa 200-125/00 BC. AR Obol (9.5mm, 0.49 g, 9h). Head of young male left; uncertain letters to right / Ethnic within wheel of four spokes. F&P OBM-9d var. (letters on obv.); Depeyrot, Marseille –; SNG Copenhagen –. Near EF, toned. Very rare variety. ($500)

6. ETRURIA, Populonia. Circa 425-400 BC. AR Didrachm of 10 Units (21mm, 8.29 g). Head of Metus facing, wearing diadem; below, dolphins flanking c (mark of value) / Blank. EC Series 7, 5 (O1 – this coin); HN Italy 117. VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. Extremely rare, one of only five recorded for this series. ($1500) Ex Roma III (2 October 2011), lot 4; Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 112.

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7. CAMPANIA, Phistelia. Circa 310-300 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.30 g, 12h). Male head facing slightly right; siisPU (opsiis in Oscan) around / Fi-sT-lU-is• around large ˙. Campana, Agg. Fistelia 12; Rutter p. 180, Group IIa; Sambon 841; HN Italy 614. EF, lightly toned. Very rare. ($500) Ex Elsen 72 (14 December 2002), lot 74.

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8. APULIA, Arpi. Circa 215-212 BC. AR Triobol (15mm, 1.90 g). Helmeted head of Athena left / Three grain ears conjoined at the stem. Siciliano, Arpi, B, 1; HN Italy 646. EF. Rare. ($750) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica F (17 April 1996), lot 1014.

9. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Nomos (23.5mm, 7.32 g, 12h). Phalanthos riding dolphin right, extending left hand; scallop shell below, dot-and-cable border around / Incuse of obverse, but radiate border around. FischerBossert Group 1, 8 (V6/R7); Vlasto 64 = Dewing 122 (same dies); Vlasto 65 = Weber 511 (same dies); HN Italy 826. Near Fine, lightly toned. Rare issue from the first coinage at Tarentum. ($750)

Exceptional & Artistic

10. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.91 g, 2h). Warrior, preparing to cast spear held aloft in right hand, holding two spears and shield with left hand, on horse rearing right; sÅ below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling trident in left arm, riding dolphin left; to left, W above arm, s below; tÅrÅs to right; below, small dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert Group 73, 886 (V347/R688); Vlasto 614 and 616 (same dies); HN Italy 937; SNG ANS 1004 (same dies); SNG Lloyd –; McClean 610 (same dies). Superb EF, toned. Fine style. ($5000) Ex Hess-Divo 328 (22 May 2015), lot 1; J.M. Collection (Vinchon, 23 April 1990), lot 4.

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11 12 11. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.91 g, 9h). Warrior, holding two spears and shield, raising third spear overhead, on horse rearing right; sA below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; to left, W above arm, s below; below, small dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert Group 73, 888 (V347/R690); Vlasto 614–6 (same obv. die); HN Italy 937; SNG ANS 1003 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 282 (same dies); BMC 229 (same dies); Bement 88 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slight die wear, a couple tiny deposits on reverse. ($500) 12. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.00 g, 8h). Warrior, holding two spears and shield, raising third spear overhead, on horse rearing right; $ to left, År5 below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos and cradling oar, riding dolphin left; ˚¬ to left. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 913 (V356α/R708); Vlasto 639 (same obv. die); HN Italy 939; Nanteuil 105 (same dies). Good VF, toned, some die wear and rust on obverse. Artistic reverse die. ($500)

13 14 13. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 302 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.78 g, 10h). Nude youth, crowning himself, on horseback right; below, sÅ above Ionic capital / Phalanthos, holding serpent, riding dolphin left; ˚o@ below. Fischer-Bossert Group 75, 981 (V380/R752); Vlasto 657; HN Italy 947. Good VF, lightly toned, hairline flan crack, flan flaw on obverse. Good detail in the face of Phalanthos. ($500) 14. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.83 g, 10h). Warrior, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horse rearing right; s5 below / Phalanthos, holding distaff, riding dolphin left; to left, eagle standing left; f5 below. Fischer-Bossert Group 78a, 1066 (V3403/R821); Vlasto 579 (same rev. die); HN Italy 933. Good VF, toned, slightly soft strike on reverse. Struck from fresh dies. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

15. CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.83 g, 5h). Warrior, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horse rearing right; Å@QrW[∏] below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; stars flanking, EU to left, anchor to right, År below. Vlasto 691 (same rev. die); HN Italy 966. EF, lightly toned. ($750) From the R. West Collection. Ex Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 36.

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16. LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 540-510 BC. AR Nomos (27mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Barley ear of eight grains / Incuse barley ear of eight grains. Noe Class I, 18 (same obv. die); HN Italy 1459. VF, find patina, cleaning marks, small pit on obverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

17. LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 330-290 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.75 g, 1h). Wreathed head of Demeter left / Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; tongs above leaf, ÅQÅ below. Johnston Class C, 4.7 (same dies as illustration); HN Italy 1583. Good VF, small graffito ‘XI’ in field on obverse, die rust on reverse. Well centered. ($1000)

18. LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 300-250 BC. Æ (17mm, 4.32 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right / Grain ear; cross-torch to right. Johnston, Bronze 46; HN Italy 1682. EF, brown patina. ($300)

19. LUCANIA, Metapontion. temp. Pyrrhos of Epeiros. Circa 280-279 BC. AV Tetrobol – Third Stater (13mm, 2.83 g, 5h). Attic standard. Bearded head of Leukippos right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone; ¬EU˚5ππ[os] above / Two six-grained barley ears, each with a curly leaf to outside; Â-E across outer fields, s5 between. Johnston G5.1 (same dies); HN Italy 1630; SNG ANS 397–8; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 43; SNG Lloyd –; SNG Lockett 404 (same rev. die); Basel 153 = Gillet 202 (same obv. die); Dewing 378; Gulbenkian 72; Jameson 1867. Good VF, underlying luster, slight die wear. ($3000)

20. LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 443-400 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.12 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with wreath / Bull standing right, with head lowered; in exergue, fish swimming right. HN Italy 1775; SNG ANS 900–14. EF, toned. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 464117 (August 2011); George J. Bauer Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts [E. Gans] 16, 19 April 1960), lot 75.

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21. LUCANIA, Thourioi. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.68 g, 7h). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with Skylla throwing stone; Åπ behind neck / Bull butting right; sW˝ above, “grass” on exergue line; in exergue, lion right. HN Italy 1820; SNG ANS 1066 (same dies). Near EF, toned. From dies of artistic metit. ($2000)

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22. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.41 g, 7h). Kleudoros Group. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet, decorated with centauress, the neck-guard decorated with a scroll; 4 behind neck / Lion standing left, raising forepaw; Q above, 4 below. Williams 312 (O170/R234); HN Italy 1291; SNG Copenhagen 1559 (same dies). Good VF, deeply toned, small flan crack, some roughness. ($750) Ex Jacquier 37 (7 September 2012), lot 44; Numismatica Ars Classica K (29 March 2000), lot 1073.

23. LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.42 g, 8h). IE Group. Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with griffin; Å before crest, [f before neck], 5E within incuse square behind neck guard / Lion attacking stag left. Williams 574 (O285/R399); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1403 (same dies). Good VF, toned. ($1000)

24. BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 216-214 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.82 g, 10h). Third coinage. Attic standard. Second Punic War issue. Diademed and draped bust of Nike right; pentagram to left / Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself and holding scepter; to right, incense altar above tiny ˙. Arslan dies 61/85’; Scheu 34; HN Italy 1959; SNG Lloyd 547 (same dies). EF, toned, some die wear on reverse. ($500)

25. BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (27mm, 6.66 g, 12h). Spread incuse type. Tripod, legs terminating in lion’s feet, serpents rising from bowl / Incuse tripod as obverse. Gorini 2; HN Italy 2075; SNG ANS 233. Near VF, even deep gray tone with slight iridescence. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

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26. BRUTTIUM, Rhegion. Circa 415/0-387 BC. AR Hemilitron (8mm, 0.32 g). Facing lion head / Large H (mark of value). Herzfelder pl. XI, K; HN Italy 2500. Near EF, deeply toned. ($300) From the David Mitten Collection.

27. ITALY or SICILY, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Litra or Obol (9mm, 0.72 g). Open mussel shell / Wheel with four spokes. HN Italy –; HGC 2, –; SNG Lloyd 1031 (Himera[?]) = Weber 1354 (Kamarina[?]); Manganaro, mikrà pl. 3, 34 (Cumae). EF, toned. Good metal. Very rare, only three in CoinArchives. ($500) In addition to the possible issuers listed above, see Vlasto 93 for a nomos of Tarentum with an open mussel shell as a subsidiary symbol on the obverse and a wheel as the reverse type.

29 28 28. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 500-495 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 8.37 g, 6h). Sea eagle standing left / Crab within incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IIc; HGC 2, 93. VF, deep iridescent tone, a few light marks on obverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

29. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. AR Didrachm (21.5mm, 8.40 g, 12h). Sea eagle standing right / Crab within shallow incuse circle. Jenkins, Gela, Group IV; SNG ANS 954–5. VF, minor delamination on obverse. Well struck on a broad flan. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 161569 (December 2005).

30. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 211 BC. AR Half Shekel – Drachm (18mm, 3.24 g, 10h). Wreathed head of Zeus right / Eagle standing right, wings spread; ˝ to right. Burnett, Enna 7 (same dies); BAR Issue 14; HGC 2, 122; SNG Copenhagen 107 (same dies); SNG Lockett 720 = Weber 1215 (same dies). Near EF, slightly irregular flan. ($500) Ex Shirley Hanberry Collection (†1998). Lot includes an old inventory ticket from Frank Kovacs.

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31. SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 407-398 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 16.88 g, 5h). Forepart of horse left; above, Nike flying left, crowning horse with wreath held in both hands; grain ear to left / Palm tree with two date clusters; [†] ceJ†eQ (QRTHDŠ[T] in Punic) below. Jenkins, Punic 32 (O8/R31); CNP 641; HGC 2, 262; SNG Fitzwilliam 1473 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1607 (same obv. die); de Luynes 1432 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slightly off center. ($5000) Ex Noble 64A (12 July 2000), lot 2426; Vecchi 16 (9 October 1999), lot 84.

32. SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 320/15-300 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.43 g, 2h). Wreathed head of Arethousa left; four dolphins around / Head of horse left; palm tree to right, †nJMM` (‘MMḤNT in Punic) below. Jenkins, Punic 168 (O50/R149); HGC 2, 284; SNG Ashmolean 2160 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1635 (same dies); de Luynes 1459 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a couple patches of minor roughness. ($2000) Ex Leu 18 (5 May 1977), lot 88.

33. SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 320/15-300 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.74 g, 12h). Wreathed head of Arethousa right; four dolphins around / Head of horse left; palm tree to right, [†n]JMM` (‘MMḤ[NT] in Punic) below. Jenkins, Punic 180 (O51/R160); HGC 2, 286; Hermitage Sale I 374 (same obv. die). VF, toned, minor roughness. ($1500) From the WN Collection, purchased from Salamanca Rare Coins, Hobart, Tasmania.

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34. SICILY, Entella. Punic issues. Circa 300-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.01 g, 4h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Head of horse left; palm tree to right, †nJM∆M` (Punic ‘MHMḤNT) below. Jenkins, Punic – (O93/R233 [unlisted combination]); SNG Lloyd 1655 (same obv. die); SNG Fitzwilliam 1495 (same obv. die); Cajaniello Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 27 June 1927), lot 1160 (same rev. die). Superb EF, attractive light gray cabinet patina, some die wear on reverse. A new die combination for the corpus. ($5000) Ex RCM Collection (Triton XVI, 8 January 2013), lot 203.

35. SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.45 g, 12h). Horseman riding right, preparing to cast javelin / Forepart of man-headed bull right within circular incuse. Jenkins, Gela, Group Ib, 57 (O17/R26); HGC 2, 363; SNG Lockett 759 (same dies); Ward 151 (same dies). Good VF, deep iridescent tone, weakly struck on obverse, small die break on reverse. ($1000) From the RAJ collection, purchased from Fred Shore in 1991.

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36. SICILY, Himera. Circa 440-430/25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.24 g, 1h). The nymph Himera, holding kentron and reins, driving slow quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning her with open wreath; in exergue, cock standing left within ˜o5Å-rEµ[5] / Himera standing facing, head left, holding patera over altar to left; to upper right, barley grain; to lower right, satyr bathing in fountain with lion-headed spout. Arnold-Biucchi, Monetazione, Group III, 15 (Q4/H12); Gutmann & Schwabacher 10; HGC 2, –; Boston MFA 254 (same dies); de Luynes 976 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXI, 12 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a hint of porosity, slight die shift, light scratches at edge on obverse, details recut in the reverse design. SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. Very rare. ($2000) Ex Friend of a Scholar Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 1268; Roger Peyrefitte Collection (Vinchon, 29 April 1974), lot 19; Hess-Leu (16 April 1957), lot 80.

37. SICILY, Kamarina. Circa 410-405 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.88 g, 5h). Head of Kamarina left, hair in sphendone / Swan left, wings spread, on waves; below, fish left. Westermark & Jenkins Period 3, 171 (O1/R2); HGC 2, 537; SNG ANS 1210 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 878 (same obv. die); BMC 25 (same dies); Jameson 529 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, a touch of porosity. Fine style. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 181 (12 October 2009), lot 1141.

38. SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.23 g, 6h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; †eQ¬Mße (RŠMLQRT in Punic) in exergue] / Head of Kore-Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 32 (O13/R25); HGC 2, 742 (this coin illustrated); Weber 1477 (same dies). Good VF, attractive old cabinet toning, indications of undertype on reverse. ($3000) Ex Cederlind 147 (17 July 2008), no. 20; Leu 95 (25 October 2005), lot 541.

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40 39 39. SICILY, Lilybaion (as ‘Cape of Melkart’). Circa 330-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 16.77 g, 12h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga right; above, Nike flying left, crowning charioteer with wreath held in both hands; eßM¬Qe† (RŠMLQRT, retrograde, in Punic) in exergue] / Head of Kore-Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around. Jenkins, Punic 63 (O21/R48); HGC 2, 741; BMC 13 (same dies). VF, some roughness on reverse. ($1000) From the WN Collection. Ex Status International 277 (13 May 2011), lot 5316.

40. SICILY, Panormos (as Ziz). Circa 340-320 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.18 g, 5h). Charioteer, holding kentron in extended right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer with wreath she holds with both hands; 8$8 (Punic ṢYṢ) in exergue / Head of Arethousa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; four dolphins swimming around, pellet to outer left. Jenkins, Punic 67 (O18/R54); HGC 2, 1022. Good VF, toned, slightly off center on reverse. ($1500)

Ex Velkov Collection and 1914 Avola Hoard

41. SICILY, Syracuse. Dionysios I. 405-367 BC. AV 100 Litrai – Double Dekadrachm (13.5mm, 5.79 g, 3h). Struck circa 400-370 BC. Head of Arethousa left, hair in sakkos adorned with a star, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; [sUrÅ˚os5]o@ to left, pellets flanking neck / Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion; rocks below. Bérend Group III, 15.6 (D11/R8 – this coin); HGC 2, 1275; SNG ANS 329 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1421 (same obv. die); SNG Lockett 985 (same dies); Hunt IV 115 (same obv. die); Jameson 814 (same obv. die); Pozzi 605 (same dies). Good VF, a little die wear and die rust, slightly off center. ($7500) Ex Nomos Obolos 5 (26 June 2016), lot 67; Sincona 10 (27 May 2013), lot 31; James & Sneja Velkov Collection (Vinchon, 24 November 1994), lot 16; Glendining (21 June 1972), lot 93 (and introduction; from a British collection, this coin purchased privately from Spink); 1914 Avola (Mammanelli) Hoard (IGCH 2122; Spink parcel, 1955, coin no. 10).

42. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AV 30 Litrai – Quarter Stater (12mm, 2.15 g, 9h). Struck circa 344-339/8 BC. Head of Zeus Eleutherios left, wearing laurel wreath; [zEU]s E¬EU-[QEr5os] around / Pegasos flying left; sUr-Å-kos5W˜ around, 1 to left, three pellets below. HGC 2, 1284 (this coin illustrated); SNG ANS 493; SNG Lloyd 1440; Jameson 851; Rizzo pl. LVIII, 1 (all from the same dies). Good VF, underlying luster. Rare in this condition. ($3000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 69; Stack’s (11 January 2010), lot 66; Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 114.

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43. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. Æ Hemidrachm (23.5mm, 12.95 g, 4h). Timoleontic Symmachy coinage. 1st series, circa 344-339/8 BC. Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios right / Upright thunderbolt; to right, eagle standing right. Castrizio series I, 1γ; CNS 72; HGC 2, 1440. Near EF, dark green patina, a hint of smoothing. ($500)

44. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AR Dilitron (13mm, 1.26 g, 10h). Janiform female head; two dolphins to right / Horse galloping right; grain ear above, @ below. HGC 2, 1373; SNG ANS 518. Good VF, toned. Excellent metal for issue, and well centered. ($1000) Ex Edward J. Waddell Inventory 51766; Athos D. Moretti Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 59, 4 April 2011), lot 539.

Extremely Rare and Enigmatic Issue

45. SICILY, Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy. 344-317 BC. AR Diobol or 1½ Litrai (13mm, 1.17 g, 4h). Attic or litra standard. Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly left / Nude youth on horseback right; star to left. HGC 2, –; Triton XVIII, lot 395; Nanteuil 372 = Sambon, March 1923 (Picard), lot 330 = Sambon & Canessa, December 1907 (de Ciccio), lot 391; Leu 81, lot 114 = Leu 2, lot 118; M. Ratto, May 1935, lot 205; otherwise unpublished. Good VF, some roughness. Extremely rare, apparently the fifth known. ($500) This issue is truly enigmatic. It appears to mimic the issue of Athena/horseman hemidrachms struck on the Attic standard during the time of Timoleon and the Third Democracy (cf. SNG ANS 519–22), but there are two significant differences. The hemidrachms have three dolphins around the head of Athena, and they weigh between 1.75 and 2.15 grams. The four published pieces of the present issue weigh between 1.25 and 1.36 grams. The consistent light weight and absence of the dolphins suggest that these are not simply hemidrachms of light weight. Another possibility (posed in Leu 81) is that these are hemidrachms on the Corinthian standard that was also used at that time at Syracuse, but hemidrachms on that standard are well known, and use typical Corinthian types: female head/forepart of Pegasos. The suggestion by Leu, that this might have been an early Corinthian standard hemidrachm issue that was too confusing due to its similarity to the Attic hemidrachms and was quickly replaced, is not convincing. Another possibility is that this is an issue struck on the litra standard (as cataloged in Nanteuil), which was also used during this period. Theoretically, these would be equal to 1½ litrai. Moreover, the known dilitrai used a horse type on their reverses, and their field markings suggest they were issued contemporary to the Attic hemidrachms. The star on the reverse of the present issue also suggests they were contemporary to the Attic hemidrachms and dilitrai. What is equally plausible, given their weight, is that these coins represent an issue of Attic diobols that were struck alongside the Attic hemidrachms with similar types.

46. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AV Hemistater – Drachm (14.5mm, 4.20 g, 1h). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Wreathed head of Apollo left / Charioteer, holding kentron and reins, driving galloping biga right; triskeles below. Bérend, l’or, pl. 9, 1; BAR Issue 1; HGC 2, 1276. Good VF, toned, minor die shift on obverse. ($2000) From the WN collection. Ex Noble 107 (18 November 2014), lot 3195.

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47. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13 g, 7h). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; three dolphins around, f5 below neck / Charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast quadriga left; counterclockwise triskeles above, sUrÅkos5W@ in exergue. Ierardi 64 corr. (O12/R40 - no monogram on rev.); HGC 2, 1348 var. (some without monogram); SNG ANS 640 corr. (same dies; no monogram); McClean 2817 (same dies). EF, toned. Very rare issue without monogram on reverse, only one die noted by Ierardi. ($5000) Ex RCM Collection (Triton XVI, 8 January 2013), lot 239, purchased from Tradart, October 2000. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 18 (29 March 2000), lot 144.

48. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.12 g, 4h). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Wreathed head of Arethousa left; three dolphins around, f5 below neck / Charioteer driving fast quadriga left; counterclockwise triskeles above, [ in exergue. Ierardi 69 (O12/R45); BAR Issue 2; HGC 2, 1348. VF, some roughness. ($2000) From the WN Collection. Ex Status International 277 (13 May 2011), lot 5315.

49. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.53 g, 4h). Struck circa 310-306/5 BC. Wreathed head of Kore right / Nike standing right erecting trophy to right; triskeles to right. Ierardi 120 (O27/R76); BAR Issue 23; HGC 2, 1536; SNG ANS 665 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 1492 (same obv. die); SNG Lockett 1003 = Pozzi 645 (same obv. die); Gulbenkian 333 (same obv. die). Good VF, deeply toned, a few marks. ($2000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 141 (10 October 2005), lot 62.

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50. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.13 g, 3h). Struck circa 310-306/5 BC. Wreathed head of Kore right / Nike standing right erecting trophy to right; triskeles to lower left. Ierardi 150 (O39/R101); BAR Issue 23; HGC 2, 1536; SNG Manchester 506 (same dies); Boston MFA Supp. 34 (same dies); Dewing 949 (same dies). VF, toned, some roughness, flan flaws on obverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

51. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.06 g, 6h). Struck circa 310-306/5 BC. Wreathed head of Kore right / Nike standing right erecting trophy to right; triskeles to lower left. Ierardi 203 (O56/R136); BAR Issue 23; HGC 2, 1536; SNG Lloyd 1500 (same obv. die); Dewing 948 (same obv. die); Pozzi 647 (same dies). Good VF, toned. Fine style reverse. Well centered. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 904.

52. SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 25 Litrai – Hemistater (15mm, 3.60 g, 12h). Struck circa 306/5 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; kithara to right / Tripod. Jenkins Group B (O8/R3 – this coin referenced); BAR Issue 10; HGC 2, 1294; BMC 260 (same dies). VF, lightly toned. ($2000) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 240; Ars Classica XVI (3 July 1933), lot 791.

53 54 53. SICILY, Syracuse. Fourth Democracy. 289-287 BC. Æ (24mm, 7.90 g, 3h). Laureate head of Zeus left; thunderbolt to right / Winged thunderbolt. CNS 148 Ds 59; BAR Issue 35; HGC 2, 1463. EF, dark red-brown patina, light smoothing. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 236 (7 March 2016), lot 83.

54. SICILY, Syracuse. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 2½ Litrai (14mm, 2.25 g, 9h). In the name of the Syrakosioi. Laureate head of Apollo left / Female standing facing, head left, holding scroll and filleted palm frond; E to right. CCO 299 (D1/R1); BAR Issue 69; HGC 2, 1420; SNG Fitzwilliam 1440; SNG Lloyd 1571 = Pozzi 666; SNG Lockett 1024 (all from the same dies). Good VF, slight die shift on reverse. ($300) 17


55. SICILY, Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 16 Litrai – Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.21 g, 11h). Struck circa 240-218/5 BC. Diademed and veiled head left / Nike driving slow quadriga right; crescent above, Å to right. CCO 219 var. (D21/R– [unlisted rev. die]); BAR Issue 65; HGC 2, 1554. Near EF, lightly toned. ($1500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Davissons 19 (1 May 2003), lot 40.

56. SICILY, Syracuse. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrai (24.5mm, 10.17 g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Artemis standing left, drawing bow; below, hound springing left; Â5 to left. Burnett, Enna 9 (dies 2/d); BAR Issue 84; HGC 2, 1412. Near EF, lightly toned. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection.

57. SICILY, Syracuse. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 8 Litrai (22.5mm, 6.76 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena left / Winged thunderbolt; UÅ and s-¬ below. Burnett, Enna 30 (dies 10/E); BAR Issue 88; HGC 2, 1414; Gulbenkian 359 (same dies); McClean 2958 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

58. SICILY, Uncertain Punic mint. 4th century BC. AR Litra (9.5mm, 0.76 g, 12h). Palm tree / Head of horse right. CNP 653; MAA –; HGC 2, –; SNG Copenhagen (Africa) 74. VF, toned, edge marks from prior bezel. Rare. ($500) Ex E. E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection (Naville Numismatics 27, 27 November 2016), lot 86.

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59. CARTHAGE. Circa 350-320 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 9.31 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace with seven pendants and two pellets / Horse standing right on double exergue line; pellet below belly, three pellets to lower right (only one visible). Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIb; CNP 4 var. (no dot below belly); MAA 4; SNG Copenhagen –. Good VF, edge marks, a few die breaks on obverse. Very rare variety. ($3000) 60. CARTHAGE. Circa 320-310 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 7.57 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing necklace with eight pendants / Horse standing right on exergue line; dotted pattern in exergue. Jenkins & Lewis Group IVa, 178 = Hunterian 51 (same rev. die); CNP 2.2; MAA 9; SNG Copenhagen –. VF, toned, die rust and minor flan flaw on obverse. Rare. ($2000) From the WN Collection, purchased from Salamanca Rare Coins, Hobart, Tasmania, 9 September 2005.

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61. CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. EL Stater (18.5mm, 7.51 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing necklace with nine pendants / Horse standing right on double exergue line; pellet to lower right. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 246 corr. (no pellets above back; same dies); CNP 2.10a = 2.10b corr. (same); MAA 10; SNG Copenhagen –. VF, toned, light graffiti on reverse. ($2000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 164 (17 March 2008), lot 286. Jenkins & Lewis note that there are supposed to be two pellets above the back of the horse on their no. 246, but these are not visible on any of the three pieces they illustrate, and none are visible on the present coin. CNP also questioned J&L’s reading, as a question mark is placed after that part of the description of the variety. Thus, CNP 2.10b does not exist as a separate variety; these coins belong to CNP 2.10a.

62. CARTHAGE. Circa 310-290 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 7.47 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Wreathed head of Tanit left, wearing necklace with nine pendants; pellet before neck / Horse standing right; three pellets in exergue. Jenkins & Lewis Group V, 290–1 (same obv. die); CNP 2.10d; MAA 10; SNG Copenhagen 975 (same obv. die). VF, toned, traces of encrustation, die break on reverse. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

63. CARTHAGE. Circa 300 BC. AR Shekel (18mm, 7.58 g, 1h). Carthage mint. Wreathed head of Tanit left / Horse standing right, head left; palm tree to left in background, star to right. Jenkins & Lewis pl. 26, 15–7; CNP 166; MAA 36 Variante; SNG Copenhagen 141–2. Near EF, toned, slightly weak strike. ($1000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 207 (15 October 2012), lot 476.

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64. CARTHAGE. Circa 290-270 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 7.55 g, 12h). Carthage mint. Head of Tanit left, wearing wreath of grain ears, triple-pendant earring, and necklace / Horse standing right. Jenkins & Lewis Group VII, 352 (same obv. die); MAA 13; CNP 2.11; SNG Copenhagen 139; Jameson 924. EF, hairline flan crack, a couple tiny die breaks. Fine style. ($5000) Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA 5 (3 December 2008), lot 155.

65. SKYTHIA, Olbia. Circa 450-440 BC. Cast Æ (40.5mm, 37.80 g). Paus(a)-, magistrate. Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet; to left, dolphin upward / Wheel with four spokes (‘solar disk’); πÅUs within quarters. Anokhin 166; Karyshkovskij p. 392, Таб. II=C, 2; Frolova & Abramzon 134–9; SNG BM Black Sea 377–8; SNG Pushkin 35. VF, green and brown patina. Rare. ($1000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 92, Part II (24 May 2016), lot 1451; Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio (12 August 2015), lot 30068.

The Belgica Collection CNG is pleased to offer selections from The Belgica Collection. This important specialist collection focusing on the areas of Thrace and Macedon includes many coins that are unique or unpublished. Additional selections from the collection are being offered concurrently in CNG Electronic Auction 406.

66. THRACE, Abdera. Circa 395-360 BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.84 g, 6h). Protes, magistrate. Griffin springing left / Three grain-ears within linear square; Eπ5 πr[W-t]E[W] around; all within incuse square. May, Abdera, Group VI, 370 (A266/P307); SNG Copenhagen 341 (same obv. die); McClean 4022 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 787312 (April 2007).

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67. THRACE, Abdera. Circa 250-150 BC. Æ (20.5mm, 5.26 g, 12h). Bare head of male right / Griffin lying left. C-N Period XII, 2nd Series, 754 (D26/R47); SNG Copenhagen 380. Good VF, dark green patina, cleaning scratches. ($300) From the Belgica Collection, purchased at the Paris Numismatic Fair, 2000.

68. THRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-4th centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (19mm, 16.67 g, 1h). Zopyros, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo right / Upright anchor; Å and crayfish flanking, [z]WπUros to left; all within shallow incuse square. Cf. Topalov, Apollonia 50 (for type) and pp. 374-5, 13 (for this magistrate); otherwise unpublished. Near EF, lightly toned, flan a little compact. Very rare. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 48; Gorny & Mosch 191 (11 October 2010), lot 1160. Although this magistrate is known for this series, on all previously known coins the name is inscribed to the left of the anchor, not the right as here. Also, Topalov only records the magistrate as Zopyro-, but in the four examples he cites, the end of the legend (Σ) is off the flan.

69. THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 240-220 BC. AR Tetradrachm (20mm, 5.56 g, 12h). Antipatros, magsitrate. Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter right / Poseidon seated right on rocks, holding trident and aphlaston; πU to left, T to right, [Å]@ t5πÅt[roU] in exergue. Marinescu Issue 10; Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion 1026–36 var. (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen 487. Good VF, toned, nice metal. Fine cleaning marks, light die wear and scuff on obverse, double struck on reverse. ($750)

70. THRACE, Byzantion. Circa 110-100 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.22 g, 12h). In the name and types of Lysimachos. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; æ to inner left, ∫U below throne, ornate trident in exergue. Unpublished, but cf. Callataÿ pl. 38, J for same obverse die on issue with different control mark. Good VF, underlying luster, a couple light marks. Very rare, none in CoinArchives. ($2000) 21


71. THRACE, Maroneia. Late 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.27 g, 12h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Dionysos standing half-left, holding grapes and narthex stalks; x to inner left, fi to inner right. Schönert-Geiss 1052 (V25/R72); SNG Copenhagen –; CNG 90, lot 384. Near EF, lightly toned. Well centered and high relief. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Helios 3 (29 April 2009), lot 23.

72. THRACE, Maroneia. 1st century BC. Æ (22mm, 12.36 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Herakles right; club behind / Horse prancing right, with rein trailing below. Schönert-Geiss 1684-90 var. (monogram on rev.); Psoma, Maroneia M145–7 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen 634 var. (same). Good VF, light and dark green patina, light smoothing in fields. Very rare, especially without the monogram on the reverse. ($1500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 102; Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1092 (sold for hammer $1900, but not paid).

73 74 73. THRACE, Mesambria. Circa 225-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33.5mm, 16.83 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, crested Corinthian helmet right above d5. Karayotov I 57 (O23/R54); Topalov, Messambria 13; Price 1001. Near EF, attractively toned, overstruck on a similar issue. Well centered. ($500) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

74. THRACE, Mesambria. Circa 150-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.70 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, crested Corinthian helmet right above dÅ; Ô below throne. Karayotov 233 (O69/R227); Topalov, Messambria 18; Price 1059. Near EF. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex Triton XIV (4 January 2011), lot 48.

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75 76 75. THRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.86 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; t in left field, ! below throne. Topalov, Odesos –; AMNG II –; Price 920 corr. (left field monogram; mint); Black Sea Hoard 240 (OG/R21 – this coin). EF, toned. ($500) Ex “Black Sea” hoard, 240.

76. THRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.00 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, ò above Åπ. Topalov, Odesos 11; AMNG II –; Price 1141. Good VF, toned, slightly off center on obverse. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex ArtCoins Roma E6 (ND), lot 58.

77. THRACE, Odessos. Circa 225-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.74 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Klean-, magistrate. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ‘ below throne, ˚¬EÅ@ in exergue. Topalov, Odesos 58; AMNG I 2136; Price 1173. EF, toned, minor die break on reverse. Well centered and struck. ($500)

78. THRACE, Orthagoreia. Circa 340s-330s BC. AR Hemidrachm (14.5mm, 2.48 g, 12h). Head of Artemis facing slightly left; quiver to left / Macedonian helmet facing; star above. AMNG III/2, 3; HGC 3.1, 600; SNG ANS 563-5 (all as Macedonia). Near EF, deep iridescent tone. Exceptional for issue. ($1500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Peus 392 (2 May 2007), lot 4286. See Psoma, Maroneia, pp. 193–204, for the reassignment of Orthagoreia from Macedon to Thrace.

79. ISLANDS off THRACE, Samothrace. Circa 500-465 BC. AR Obol (6.5mm, 0.56 g). Forepart of sphinx right / Incuse square. Schwabacher, Fund 5a; HGC 6, 307. EF, toned, great metal. Very rare, only two in CoinArchives. ($300) 23


81 80 80. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 9.58 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2; HGC 6, 331. EF, dark iridescent tone, minor die break on obverse. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection.

81. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 9.23 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 2; HGC 6, 331. EF, lightly toned, slight die shift and die rust. ($2000) Ex Cederlind BBS 132 (4 October 2004), lot 103.

82 83 82. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol (10.5mm, 1.12 g). Satyr running right / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4; HGC 6, 333. EF, attractively toned, a hint of porosity. Exceptional for issue. ($300) Ex CNG Inventory 767395 (April 2006); Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 98 (29 September 2004), lot 23 (hammer $561).

83. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol (11mm, 1.11 g). Satyr running right / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 4; HGC 6, 333. Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck. ($200) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 46 (2 April 2008), lot 859.

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84. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.27 g). Dolphin right / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 10; HGC 6, 338 var. (pellets on obv.). EF, lightly toned. Well struck and better metal than usual for issue. ($200) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Triton XVI (8 January 2013), lot 256.

85. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos(?). Circa 500-480 BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.38 g). Dolphin left; two pellets above, three pellets below / Incuse square punch. Unpublished, but cf. CNG 73, lot 107 for a similar issue. Good VF, lightly toned. ($200) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Triton XVI (8 January 2013), lot 257. The attribution of this issue to Thasos is not certain, particularly given its relatively thick flan, plain square incuse punch, and the refined style of the dolphin. Tzamalis has identified electrum and silver coins from the Thraco-Macedonian region that have characteristics similar to this issue (cf. Tzamalis 21-22 [EL] and 42 [AR]).

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86. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 480-463 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 8.79 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; HGC 6, 331. Good VF, toned. Well centered, satyr nicely endowed. Attractive late archaic art. ($1000) Ex CNG Inventory 800538 (September 2007).

87. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 480-463 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 8.10 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; HGC 6, 331. VF, toned, a couple minor flan cracks, trace deposits on obverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

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88. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 412-404 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.44 g). Ithyphallic satyr advancing facing, head right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 8; HGC 6, 336. Near EF, dark iridescent tone. ($750) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (7 May 2006), lot 33.

89. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 196-180 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.21 g, 4h). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Club within wreath. Le Rider, Thasiennes 48; HGC 6, 355 corr. (denomination). Good VF, lightly toned. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 236 (7 July 2010), lot 32.

90. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-90/80 BC. Æ (21mm, 9.11 g, 2h). Theodor–, magistrate. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver over shoulder / Herakles standing right, lion skin tied at neck, drawing bow; QEodWr to right. Le Rider, Thasiennes 62; HGC 6, 364. Good VF, dark brown surfaces, light encrustation. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini VII (9 January 2011), lot 307.

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91. ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 80-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.59 g, 1h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; ~ to inner left; ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΡΑΚΩΝ around. MacDonald, Tetradrachms, Group 1, dies O1/R1, 1 = Prokopov, Silberprägung 977.3 corr. (V BBd1/R– [not rev. die 780, correct rev. die not noted] – this coin); HGC 6, –; CNG E-262, lot 10 (same dies). Good VF, toned, tiny die break on obverse. Rare. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Peter Guber Collection (Manhattan Sale II, 4 January 2011), lot 35; Freeman & Sear FPL 10 (Spring 2005), lot 34; UBS 61 (12 September 2004), lot 4248; Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 105; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 269 (October 1966), no. 5. Previously, this issue struck in the name of the Thracians was speculated to have been an issue struck at an uncertain mint in Thrace by Mithradates VI. However, Ilya Prokopov’s die study of the Thasos tetradrachms established obverse die links between these coins in the name of the Thracians (ΘΡΑΚΩΝ) and those in the name of the Thasians (ΘΑΣIΩΝ), allowing for the former issues to be placed within the regular coinage. Prokopov agrees that the coins are likely struck during the Mithradatic period, but while Thrace was under the authority of the Romans, who allowed the administrator of the Temple of Dionysos to strike and circulate this coinage. MacDonald’s further study confirmed Prokopov’s placement of these within the ΘΑΣIΩΝ series, and identified an overstrike that established their absolute chronology. He theorized that these issues were used by the Romans to pay their Thracian mercenaries or allies.

92. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.08 g, 7h). Lysimacheia mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC or shortly after. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; 5 to outer left, 3 and head of lion left in exergue. Thompson –; Müller –; SNG Berry 402 (same dies). Good VF. Well centered. Very rare, only one in CoinArchives, one in ANS photofile. ($1000) From the WN Collection, purchased from I. S. Wright. Ex Noble 74 (26 November 2003), lot 4452. This coin is obverse die linked to another issue with one different monogram (cf. Pecunem 12, lot 78 and Heritage 425, lot 50044), which H. Seyrig also placed at Lysimacheia (ANS photofile 160-16).

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93 94 93. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.06 g, 12h). Kyzikos mint(?). Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC or shortly after. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; 5 to inner left. Thompson –; Müller 528; Meydancikkale 2713–4 (same obv. die); Mektipini 163. Near EF, toned. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Stack’s (14 June 1993), lot 70. Seyrig (in Mektepini) placed this issue at Kyzikos, and all later attributions of this issue, including its staters (cf. Dewing 1356), have relied upon his placement. Such an attibution is not without question, since Seyrig did not note the reasons for it and the Lysimachos type tetradrachms of Kyzikos typically have a long torch that was a badge of the city. The present issue has no torch or other symbol signifying the city, and no die links are known between the torch issues and this monogram-only issue. Nonetheless, Seyrig did place this variety before the torch issues, likely based on the much higher degree of wear evident on the representative coin, and the fact that the torch issues appear to have a later style and fabric. If that placement is correct, it is possible that this issue was among the first at Kyzikos, before the civic badge was applied to the dies. The Meydancikkale coins also suggest this, as they, too, show moderate wear, the hoard is dated to the 240s BC, and none of the torch issues were found in that hoard. The history of Kyzikos during the Diadoch period is relatively unknown. Although no coins of Lysimachos’ lifetime have been attributed there, it is possible that this issue may have been a lifetime issue. It is also possible that this issue was authorized by Philetairos of Pergamon, under whose influence Kyzikos passed after the death of Lysimachos, and who also reintroduced Alexander type coins at Pergamon in the 280s.

94. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 17.07 g, 1h). Lampsakos mint. Struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; herm to outer left, B to inner left. Thompson 50; Müller 91; SNG BN 2553–4. Near EF, toned, small mark on cheek. ($750) Ex Superior (12 December 1987), lot 325.

95. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.09 g, 1h). Lampsakos mint. Struck 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / ∫Å%5¬EW% 2U%5;ÅcoU, Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; to inner left, M above star. Thompson 61; Müller 392 var. (symbol); SNG BN 2545. EF, toned, a hint of porosity. Fine style and clear details. ($5000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini IV (8 January 2008), lot 105.

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96. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 17.06 g, 11h). Sardes mint. Struck circa 297/6-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; ´ to outer left, ˝ in exergue. Thompson 87; Müller 405a. Good VF, toned, a few small scrapes on reverse. ($500)

97. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.23 g, 12h). In the types of Alexander III of Macedon. Kolophon mint. Struck circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, forepart of lion left and torch; crescent below throne. Thompson 124; Price L24; Müller 18 var. (symbol below throne). Near EF, toned. Rare, none in Pella database. ($300) From the Belgica Collection.

98. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.10 g, 12h). Mytilene mint. Struck circa 294-290 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; chelys to inner left, Â in exergue. Thompson 133; Müller –. Good VF, toned, struck with worn reverse die, slight die shift on reverse. Rare. ($500)

99. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.97 g, 5h). Alexandreia Troas mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; to inner left, head of ram left; star on throne. Thompson 151; Meadows, Earliest 5, dies O4/R6, b (this coin); Müller –. Near EF, toned, underlying luster, light scratches on reverse. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Künker 67 (9 October 2001), lot 231.

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100. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 17.11 g, 12h). Alexandreia Troas mint. Struck circa 297/6-282/1 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; / to inner left, ∞ in exergue. Thompson 156; Meadows, Earliest 13, dies O8/R20; Müller –. Good VF, toned. High relief. Rare. ($750)

101. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.28 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Ephesos mint. Struck circa 295/4-289/8 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, E-f flanking bee. Thompson –; Price 1877; Müller 1017. Near EF, toned. Well centered and attractive style. ($500) Ex Künker 257 (10 October 2014), lot 8160.

102. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.28 g, 12h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 295/4-289/8 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; in left field, E-f flanking bee. Thompson 168; Müller 421. EF, toned. Excellent metal. ($500)

103. KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.22 g, 3h). Ouranopolis mint(?). Struck circa 286-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; star-on-cone to inner left, Q in exergue. Unpublished. Good VF, toned, faint die flaw on cheek, slightly off center on obverse. Attractive style. Extremely rare. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 255. Although Ouranopolis is not otherwise known to have issued for Lysimachos, the star on cone motif is the city’s customary mintmark. If this is indeed a reference to the Chalkidian city, it would most likely date from mid to late 280’s BC, corresponding to Lysimachos’ absorption of western Macedon into his kingdom.

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104. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Ichnai. Circa 485-470 BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol(?) (10.5mm, 0.66 g). Bull crouching left, head right; floral ornament above / Wheel, with four spokes, within incuse square. Peykov A1770; HPM pl. IV, 10; HGC 3.1, 303. Good VF, toned, slight granularity. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (27 October 2011), lot 53.

105. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Early 5th century BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol (8mm, 0.96 g). Goat kneeling right; no border / Quadripartite incuse square. Lorber, Goats –; HPM –; HGC 3.1, –; SNG ANS 66; SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 25. Good VF, toned, slightly off center. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Hirsch 275 (22 September 2011), lot 3420; Giessener Münzhandlung 48 (2 April 1990), lot 168.

106. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 490 BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol (9.5mm, 0.94 g). Goat kneeling right; two pellets behind neck; pellet border / Quadripartite incuse square. Lorber, Goats –; HPM pl. III, 22; HGC 3.1, –; Weber 1838. Good VF, toned, slightly off center. Excellent metal. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Hess-Divo 307 (8 June 2007), lot 1119; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 505 (November/December 1987), no. 70.

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107. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Mygdones or Krestones. Circa 485-470 BC. AR Diobol (13mm, 1.03 g). Goat kneeling right, head left; pellets around / Quadripartite incuse square. Lorber, Goats, Issue 15; HPM pl. III, 14; HGC 3.1, 368. EF, deep iridescent tone. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2011), lot 35.

108. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Uncertain. Early 5th century BC. AR Quarter Stater – Tetrobol (12mm, 2.50 g). Forepart of bull left, head right; [floral ornament to upper left?] / Quadripartite incuse square. HPM –; AMNG III/2, 9 (Akanthos). VF, find patina, some granularity. Very rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from M. Zilverberg, Amsterdam, 2000.

109. THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES, Uncertain. Early 5th century BC. AR Eighth Stater – Diobol (9mm, 1.26 g). Forepart of bull left, head right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, lightly toned, slightly granular. Very rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection.

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Very Rare Early Stater 110. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Stater (18mm, 8.86 g). Nude winged figure running right / Quadripartite incuse square, each quarter diagonally divided. Ras Shamra 3 and 8 (same dies); Demanhur 50–1; HPM pl. XVII, 10/3 (for obv. die./rev. type); AMNG III/2, –; cf. SNG ANS 1010. VF, toned, granular surfaces, struck from worn dies. Very rare. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from an old Belgian collection via Dominique Thirion Ars Antiqua, who exhibited the coin at Cultures – The World Arts Fair, 8–12 June 2016, Brussels (a scan of the relevant catalog pages will be included with this lot). C. M. Kraay suggested that this coinage is an early issue at Akanthos (ACGC, pp. 133–4), but K. Liampi disagrees, suggesting they are Euboian standard hemistaters issued at Stageira (Liampi p. 237).

Scholarly Debate 111. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. Circa 520-500 BC. AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol (14.5mm, 2.35 g). Grape bunch / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 767; Boston MFA 1295; Weber 4731 (all as issue of Tenos in Cyclades). Good VF, toned. Very rare. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 137; Dr. Roland Maly Collection (LHS 100, 23 April 2007), lot 270; P.M. Proschowsky Collection (Rasmussen 245, 10 March 1970), lot 715; Durulfé Collection (Rollin et Feuardent, 9 May 1910), lot 479. This coin type has traditionally been attributed to the mint of Tenos in the Cyclades (see L. Artemis-Gyselen, “Les monnaies archaïques de Ténos” in RN 1977, class 2). However, more recent studies of the coinage of Tenos have concluded that this attribution was erroneous (see Sheedy, pp. 72-4, and R. Étienne & L. Artemis-Gyselen, “L’Atelier monétaire de Ténos,” in R. Étienne, Tenos II [Paris, 1990]). Sheedy’s analysis of the metrology of these archaic coins has led him to place them at an uncertain mint in the Thraco-Macedonian region.

112. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. Late 6th-5th centuries BC. AR Drachm(?) (13.5mm, 3.55 g). Three tunnies(?), the top swimming right, the bottom two left / Rough incuse square. Cf. Tzamalis 19; cf. Schwabacher, Contribution 3a; cf. CH VIII, Hoard 37, pl. IV, 5; cf. CNG E-346, lot 20. VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($1000) See Gemini VI, lot 177, and CNG 61, lot 508, for similar electrum and tetradrachm issues (respectively), that are from this same region.

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113. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Triobol(?) (11mm, 1.86 g). Bull standing right, head left / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. AMNG III/2, p. 139, 32 (obol with type left); cf. Pozzi 2082 (diobol with ethnic EN), otherwise unpublished. VF, granular surfaces. Very rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 82 (16 September 2009), lot 392. This could be an issue of the Bottiaei or the city of Ennea Hodoi (see Triton XII, lot 154).

114. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.71 g). Sphinx seated right / Incuse square. Unpublished, but for tetradrachms of this issue, see: SNG ANS 1012; HPM pl. XVII, 14 (“Assoros”) = Baldwin, Chios, p. 53, 2 (northern Greece); Traité II 1004 (uncertain Asia Minor); Heritage 3010, lot 20042. Good VF, toned, slight granularity. Extremely rare. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Lanz 150 (13 December 2010), lot 65.

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115. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Diobol(?) (10mm, 1.15 g). Janiform head of lion, left, and boar, right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. EF, toned, minor marks. Extremely rare. ($500) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Anne Demeester, 2002.

116. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.30 g). Head of lion right / Stellate pattern. Tzamalis 53; HPM –; SNG ANS –. Near EF, toned, minor porosity. ($200) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Daniel Koppersmith Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 189; Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 256 (25 May 2011), lot 26.

117. THRACO-MACEDONIAN REGION, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (5.5mm, 0.23 g). Primate crouching left / Pellet or shield within incuse square with slightly rounded corners. Tzamalis 67. VF, toned, granular. Well centered on a broad flan. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Bru Sale I (19 June 2010), lot 16.

118. MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 525-470 BC. AR Tetrobol (15.5mm, 2.31 g). Forepart of lion right, head turned as if biting prey; floral ornament above / Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 13; HGC 3.1, 386. EF, toned, die break on obverse. Exceptional for issue. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Nomos 5 (25 October 2011), lot 133.

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119. MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Tetrobol (14.5mm, 2.23 g). Forepart of bull left, head right; EU above / Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 11–3 var. (control mark); HGC 3.1, 392; McClean 3135. Near EF, toned. ($300) 120. MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 430-390 BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.17 g). Forepart of bull left, head right; ∏ and swastika above / Quadripartite incuse square with granulated recesses. AMNG III/2, 35; HGC 3.1, 392. EF, toned. Exceptional for issue. ($500) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Tradart.

121. MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 390-382 BC. AR Obol (8.5mm, 0.74 g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Kithara within incuse square. AMNG III/2, 41; HGC 3.1, 395. EF, toned. Well centered and struck from fresh dies. Exceptional for issue. ($300) From the Belgica Collection.

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122. MACEDON, Amphipolis. Circa 357-353 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.42 g, 4h). Head of young male right, wearing tainia / Fish (perch) leaping downward right in linear square within shallow incuse square. Lorber 75d (O.o.7/R.o.7 – this coin, illustrated); HGC 3.1, 416. Near EF, toned, light porosity. Choice for issue. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Collection C.P.A (Classical Numismatic Group 78, 14 May 2008), lot 313; Peus 376 (29 October 2003), lot 242; Sternberg XIX (18 November 1987), lot 117.

123 124 123. MACEDON, Argilos. Circa 495-478/7 BC. AR Sixth Stater – Hekte (15mm, 2.04 g). Pegasos galloping right; floral ornament below / Quadripartite incuse square. Liampi 71 (O61/R56); AMNG III/2, 5; HGC 3.1, 479. VF, toned, some porosity, a couple scratches and small nicks on obverse. Extremely rare, only five noted by Liampi, none in CoinArchives or CNG database. ($300) From the Belgica Collection.

124. MACEDON, Bottiaiai (Kalindoia). Circa 422-370 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.40 g, 6h). Head of Demeter right, wearing stephanos / Head of bull facing within incuse square. Gatzolis & Psoma p. 138 and pl. I, 1–2; AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, 350. Near VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, only three specimen recorded by G&P, none in CoinArchives or CNG database. ($300) From the Belgica Collection.

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125. MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 400 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21.5mm, 13.91 g, 6h). Olynthos mint. Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath / Kithara; c-Å-¬-˚5d-EW@ around; all within incuse square. Robinson & Clement Group E, 3 (A3/P3); HGC 3.1, 497; SNG ANS 469; BMC 5. VF, toned, slight roughness, trace deposits. From the first issue of tetradrachms of the Chalkidian League. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 83 (12 March 2005), lot 103.

126. MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 357 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.43 g, 2h). Olynthos mint; Stratonos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Kithara; [E]π5 strÅtW@os below, c-Å-¬-˚5d-EW@ around. Robinson & Clement Group O, 91 (A58/P78); HGC 3.1, 500; SNG ANS 499 (same dies). Near EF, iridescent tone. Well centered. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 125 (13 June 2015), lot 32.

127. MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 354 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 14.38 g, 12h). Olynthos mint; Polyxenos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Kithara; Eπ-5 πo-¬UcE-@o-[U] above crossbar, c-Å-¬-˚5d-EW@ around. Robinson & Clement Group R, 100 (A66/P86); HGC 3.1, 500; SNG ANS 504 (same dies); BMC 9 (same rev. die). Good VF, toned, a couple die breaks in field on obverse. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 94 (15 December 2007), lot 512.

128. MACEDON, Chalkidian League. Circa 353 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 14.44 g, 12h). Olynthos mint; Archidamos, magistrate. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Kithara; Eπ-5 År-c5d-ÅÂ-o[U] above crossbar, c-Å-¬-˚5d-EW@ around. Robinson & Clement Group S, 108 (A71/P92); HGC 3.1, 500; cf. SNG ANS 492–4; BMC 12 (same dies); de Luynes 1550 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, a few faint marks on obverse, light die wear on reverse. Well centered. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection.

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129. MACEDON, Dikaia. Circa 450-425/0 BC. AR Hemiobol(?) (7.5mm, 0.30 g). Forepart of bull right / Octopus within incuse square. Schönert-Geiss, Bisanthe –; AMNG III/2, 10; HGC 3.1, –; SNG ANS –. Good VF, toned, some porosity. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 36 (30 May 2012), lot 185.

131 130 130. MACEDON, Eion. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Diobol (8.5mm, 1.04 g). Goose standing right, head left; three pellets above / Rough incuse square. HPM pl. IX, 5 var. (no pellets); AMNG III/2, p. 140, 36 var. (arrangement of pellets); HGC 3.1, 519 var. (same); SNG ANS 270 var. (arrangement of pellets). Near EF, toned. Excellent metal. Rare variety. ($300) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Dominique Thirion, December 2000.

131. MACEDON, Eion. Circa 460-400 BC. AR Tritartemorion (8mm, 0.39 g). Two geese standing right; ivy leaf to upper left / Quadripartite incuse square. HPM pl. IX, 24; AMNG III/2, p. 140, 41; HCG 3.1, 525. Good VF, toned. Excellent metal. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (27 October 2011), lot 54.

132. MACEDON, Mende. Circa 510-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 16.83 g). Ass stepping right, Â on flank (faintly visible); bird standing left on rump, pecking at tail / Incuse square with mill-sail design. Noe, Mende 5 (same dies); HGC 3.1, 541. VF, toned, slightly granular, a couple pits and scratches on reverse. Rare. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Sternberg XXIV (19 November 1990), lot 50.

133 134 133. MACEDON, Mende. Circa 480-460 BC. AR Tritartemorion (7mm, 0.41 g). Head of ass left / Quadripartite incuse square, divided diagonally. AMNG III/2, 6; HGC 3.1, 562. EF, toned, slight roughness and porosity. Well struck and high relief for issue. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 96 (14 June 2008), lot 86.

134. MACEDON, Methone. 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7.5mm, 0.47 g, 12h). Bridled head of horse right / Dolphin left within incuse square. AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, 579 (this coin referenced and illustrated); SNG ANS –. Near EF, toned. Exceptional. Extremely rare with dolphin left, one of three in CoinArchives. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Pecunem/Gitbud & Neumann 24 (2 November 2014), lot 85.

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135 136 135. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (17.5mm, 9.97 g). Facing gorgoneion / Quadripartite incuse square, divided diagonally. AMNG III/2, 1; HGC 3.1, 582 corr. (incuse). Good VF, toned, slightly off center. ($2000) 136. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (17.5mm, 9.75 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 6; HGC 3.1, 583. Good VF, toned, slightly granular. ($2000) Ex Peus 395 (7 May 2008), lot 78; Peus 392 (2 May 2007), lot 4285.

137. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 375-350 BC. Æ (11mm, 1.59 g, 12h). Facing gorgoneion / Head of female right; ivy leaf behind neck. AMNG III/2, 17–9 var. (symbol on rev.); HGC 3.1, 591 var. (unlisted symbol). Near EF, dark green patina. Rare variety. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini VI (10 January 2010), lot 60.

138. MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 375-350 BC. Æ (10mm, 1.35 g, 2h). Facing gorgoneion / Head of female left; barley grain behind neck. AMNG III/2, 20; HGC 3.1, 592. Good VF, dark green patina. Rare with head left. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 275.

HGC Plate Coin

139. MACEDON, Potidaia. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.67 g, 12h). Horseman advancing left, holding trident with left hand; star below / Head of female right, with Archaic features, in linear square within incuse square. Alexander Period 1A, b.1; HGC 3.1, 642 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, slight granularity. Choice for issue. ($1000)

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140. MACEDON, Sermyle. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Quarter Stater (15.5mm, 2.86 g). Warrior riding right, preparing to cast a spear held aloft in right hand / Quadripartite incuse square. Psoma 4 (same dies); cf. AMNG III/2, pl. XXI, 3; HGC 3.1, 663. VF, toned, porous, edge marks from prior bezel. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Künker 104 (27 September 2005), lot 155.

141. MACEDON, Sermyle. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Eighth Stater (12mm, 1.69 g). Forepart of horse left / Quadripartite incuse square, with unusual pattern in quarters. Psoma p. 35; AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, –; SNG ANS –; SNG Ashmolean 2400 var. (obv. type right). VF, lightly toned. Very rare. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 98.

142. MACEDON, Skione(?). Circa 490-480 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.37 g). Forepart of lion right, head reverted / Quadripartite incuse square. Bloesch, Löwen 3–7; AMNG III/2, 3; HGC 3.1, 685. VF, toned, a little porosity. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 216.

143. MACEDON, Skione. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.50 g, 6h). Head of male right, wearing tainia / Grape bunch, with leaves hanging at sides, within incuse square. H. Bloesch, “Nach einmal Skione” in SM 51/54 (May 1964), 3 = Winterthur 1416; AMNG III/2, –; cf. HGC 3.1, 676 (head left, no leaves, with ethnic). Good VF, toned, granular surfaces. Extremely rare, one of only two in CoinArchives (the other may be a hemiobol). ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 269 (23 September 2010), lot 2378.

144. MACEDON, Skione. Circa 480-454/3 BC. AR Tetrobol (12.5mm, 2.35 g, 3h). Head of male right / Eye within incuse square. AMNG III/2, 2 (same dies as illustration); HGC 3.1, 672; SNG ANS 709 (same dies). Near EF, old collection tone. Exceptional for issue. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Peus 380 (3 November 2004), lot 328; Auctiones AG 18 (21 September 1989), lot 645.

145 146 145. MACEDON, Skione. Circa 470-454/3 BC. AR Tetrobol (11.5mm, 2.65 g, 2h). Head of male left / Helmet left within incuse square. AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, 673 (same dies as illustration = CNG 90, lot 416). VF, light porosity. Extremely rare with head left. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 125.

146. MACEDON, Skione. Circa 470-454/3 BC. AR Tetrobol (13mm, 2.66 g, 4h). Head of male right, wearing tainia / Helmet right within incuse square. AMNG III/2, 3; HGC 3.1, 674. Good VF, toned, granular surfaces, a few minor scuffs on reverse. Very rare, only two in CoinArchives. ($300) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Antiqua, Inc. (S. Rubinger).

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147. MACEDON, Skione(?). Circa 470-454/3 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 1.23 g, 7h). Head of male right / Crested helmet left within incuse square. Unpublished. Good VF, toned, some roughness, cleaning scratches. Apparently unique, and this is the only example in CoinArchives. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 36 (30 May 2012), lot 204;.

148. MACEDON, Skione. After circa 404 BC. AR Tetrobol (11.5mm, 1.72 g, 12h). Reduced standard. Head of male right, wearing tainia / Helmet right. AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, 680; SNG ANS 713. Near EF, toned, some porosity. Rare. ($500) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Antiqua, Inc. (S. Rubinger). Ex Elsen 96 (14 June 2008), lot 87.

149. MACEDON, Stagira(?). Circa 530-500 BC. AR Third Stater (11mm, 2.76 g). Floral ornaments radiating from central pellet; above, forepart of boar right / Rough incuse square. Tzamalis 25 var. (boar forepart left); HPM pl. XVI, 34 var. (symbol on obv.); AMNG III/2, –; cf. HGC 3.1, 689 (stater). Good VF, toned, slight granularity. Extremely rare. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection.

150. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 16.35 g). Amphora, grapes hanging from handles / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group II; AMNG III/2, 1; HGC 3.1, 705. Good VF, toned, slight roughness, die break on obverse. ($5000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 273; Berk BBS 178 (15 March 2011), lot 49.

151. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.08 g). Amphora [grapes hanging from handles?] / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group II; AMNG III/2, 1; HGC 3.1, 705. Fine, toned, rough and porous surfaces, a few scratches, double struck on obverse. Rare. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 125 (13 June 2015), lot 34.

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Second Known Terone Didrachm

152. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Didrachm (19.5mm, 8.37 g). Amphora / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group II, p. 123, n. 53 corr. (not a forgery) = Giessener Münzhandlung 46, lot 94 (same dies); otherwise unpublished. VF, toned, a few scuffs, pit on obverse. Extremely rare, the second known. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Salon Numismatique, Munich, in the 1990s. In his survey of the coinage of Terone, Hardwick questioned the authenticity of the Giessener Münzhandlung coin due to its low weight, and for the fact that the obverse type was an amphora, rather than an oinochoe, which he expected on all fractions. The present coin, though, is struck at the correct weight expected of a Euboic standard didrachm. Thus, the light weight of the GM piece, from the same die and punch, could be due to crystallization or some other natural cause. Hardwick’s doubts regarding the typology are also not dispositive, since no other didrachms are known for the series, and so apparently the oinochoe is only canonical for smaller fractions.

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153. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Tetrobol (14mm, 2.12 g). Oinochoe, grape bunch hanging from neck / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group II; AMNG III/2, –; HGC 3.1, 709. Good VF, toned, faint cleaning marks. Rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection, purchased from Martina Dieterle, October 2011.

154. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 424-422 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.43 g). Oinochoe / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group IV; AMNG III/2, 6; HGC 3.1, 696. EF, toned. Choice for issue. ($300) 155. MACEDON, Terone. Circa 424-422 BC. AR Tetrobol (15.5mm, 2.37 g). Oinochoe / Quadripartite incuse square. Hardwick Group IV; AMNG III/2, 6; HGC 3.1, 696. EF, toned. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 83 (12 March 2005), lot 105.

156. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 13.13 g, 6h). Light Macedonian standard. Aigai mint. Struck circa 480/79-477/6 BC. Horseman, wearing chlamys and petasos, holding two spears, riding left / Head of goat right in dotted square within incuse square. Raymond Group I, 14 (A6/P7); HGC 3.1, 764; SNG ANS 12 (same rev. die); SNG Saroglos 1 = Rhousopoulos 1037 (same dies); Hunterian p. 284, 1 (same dies). Good VF, toned, slight die wear. Well centered and struck. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2011), lot 18.

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157. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 12.81 g, 3h). Light Macedonian standard. Aigai mint. Struck circa 476/5-460 BC. Horseman, wearing chlamys and petasos, holding two spears, riding right / Forepart of goat right in linear square within incuse square. Raymond Group II, 61 var. (A–/P16 [unlisted obv. die]); HGC 3.1, 767; SNG Lockett 1383 = Pozzi 821 (same rev. die). Fine, toned, minor double strike, light scuff under tone on obverse, typical weak strike on reverse. Rare. ($1500) Ex Dr. George C. Brauer Collection (Numismatic Fine Arts Fall Mail Bid Sale, 12 October 1988), lot 159.

158. KINGS of MACEDON. Archelaos. 413-400/399 BC. AR Stater (25.5mm, 10.66 g, 2h). Aigai mint. Group II, Series 2. Head of Apollo right, wearing tainia / Horse standing right, foreleg raised, wearing bridle with trailing rein, within incuse square. Westermark, Staters, Group II, Series 2, dies O92/R– (unlisted rev. die); HGC 3.1, 795. Good VF, toned. Well centered on a broad flan. Choice for issue. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), no. 32. Although the reverse die was not known to Westermark, it must have been engraved by the same hand as reverse dies 115 and 116.

New Type for Archelaos

159. KINGS of MACEDON. Archelaos. 413-400/399 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.47 g, 10h). Light Thraco-Macedonian standard. Aigai mint. Forepart of horse right / Forepart of boar right; A-P-X to right; all within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. EF, deep iridescent tone. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives. ($750) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (9 May 2011), lot 20. This type is known for the coinage of Achelaos’ predecessor, Perdikkas II (cf. HGC 3.1, 789).

160. KINGS of MACEDON. Amyntas III. 394/3-370/69 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.55 g, 12h). Aigai mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Horse standing right within linear border within incuse square. Westermark, Remarks, pl. LXIX, 32; HGC 3.1, 828. Good VF, toned, a hint of die wear. Well centered and struck. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (7 May 2009), lot 18.

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161. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.17 g, 8h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 355-349/8 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Philip, raising hand, on horseback left; Â below raised foreleg. Le Rider Group IB, 61–6 var. (O31/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 467 (same obv. die). VF, toned, slight granularity. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXVII (29 September 1993), lot 433.

162. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Fifth Tetradrachm (14mm, 2.32 g, 11h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 348/7-336 BC. Head of Artemis facing slightly left, quiver over shoulder / Youth, holding palm frond, on horseback right; below raised foreleg, forepart of Pegasos right. Le Rider 504–11 (unlisted dies); SNG ANS 570. Good VF, toned, slight porosity. Rare. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 275 (22 September 2011), lot 3479; Lanz 112 (25 November 2002), lot 137.

Very Rare Early Didrachm

163. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 8.53 g, 2h). Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; filleted kerykeion in left field. Price 37; Troxell, Studies, Issue C1, 132 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned, a little off center, lamination on obverse. Very rare, only one in Pella (illustrated in Troxell), none in CoinArchives. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen 93 (15 September 2007), lot 140; Jean Niaville Collection (Elsen 52, 13 December 1997), lot 66; Lanz 48 (22 May 1989), lot 193.

164. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.33 g, 5h). Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 325-323/2 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Two confronted eagles standing on thunderbolt. Price 155; Troxell, Studies, Issue E. Good VF, toned. Exceptional for issue. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini V (6 January 2009), lot 528 (Kovacs pedigree listed therein is erroneous).

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165. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.59 g, 5h). Lampsakos mint. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; conjoined horse foreparts in left field, ∂ below left wing. Price 1358; ADM II Series V. EF, a trace of die rust on obverse. ($2000)

166. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.56 g, 1h). Miletos mint. Struck under Philoxenos, circa 325-323 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; M below right wing. Price 2085; ADM I Series I. Good VF, underlying luster. ($2000)

167. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 4.29 g, 2h). Miletos mint. Struck under Philoxenos, circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field. Price 2090; ADM I Series I. Superb EF, gray-blue toning. ($500)

168. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.31 g, 2h). Miletos mint. Struck under Philoxenos, circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; M in left field. Price 2090; ADM I Series I. Superb EF, gray-blue toning. ($500)

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First Gold of Alexander Type

169. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.59 g, 10h). Tarsos mint. Struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 332/1-327 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; kerykeion below right wing. Price 3458 (Sidon, same obv. die as illustration); Newell, Dated 2, obv. die H (Sidon). Near EF, underlying luster, slightly off center. Excellent style and high relief. From the earliest series of staters of Alexander. Very rare. ($2000) This issue was originally given to Sidon by Newell, along with seven other issues of staters (and two distaters) that lacked the mint signature and/or date that is found on nearly all other issues at Sidon. Newell later doubted the attribution, and suggested they may belong to an early mint at Damaskos (cf. G.F. Hill, “Alexander the Great and the Persian lion-gryphon,” JHS 43 [1923], p. 159). While Price retained Newell’s original attribution, he, too, remained skeptical (Price, p. 436). Le Rider, in his recent review of the coinage of Alexander the Great (Alexander the Great: Coinage, Finances, and Policy [Philadelphia, 2007]), recounted the various arguments, but also assimilated more recent research, and convincingly argues that these eight issues of gold actually were the first issues of Alexander type staters at the mint of Tarsos (Le Rider, op. cit., pp. 134–9). The reattribution to Tarsos has a significant effect on the importance of these staters. It is generally thought that Alexander began issuing his new coinage, staters of Athena/Nike type and tetradrachms of Herakles/Zeus type, shortly after his capture of Tarsos in 333 BC. Recognizing the importance of this mint for Alexander, supported by the state of the evidence at the time, Newell originally attributed a large series of staters to the early period of Alexanders at Tarsos (E.T. Newell, “Tarsos under Alexander,” AJN 52 [1918]). Later research, however, moved nearly all of these issues to a mint in Macedon (cf. Price p. 371, and Troxell, Studies, pp. 99–110). This void of gold coinage is therefore filled with the reattribution of the eight issues from Sidon, resulting in these being not only the first issue of Alexander staters from Tarsos, but the first issues of Alexander’s new stater coinage anywhere.

170. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.64 g, 2h). Myriandros or Issos mint. Struck under Menes or Philotas, circa 324/3-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ü in left field, m below throne. Price 3227; Newell, Myriandros –; Sternberg XXI, 84 (same dies). EF, attractively toned, traces of find patina. Exceptional for issue. ($750) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 168.

171. KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.54 g, 3h). Tyre mint. Struck under Menes. Dated RY 23 of Azemilkos (327/6 BC). Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; a (Phoenician A) below left wing; below right wing, )o (Phoenician ‘K [for Azemilkos]) and ( above [999] (date). Price 3257 (Ake, same obv. die as illustration); Newell, Dated 27 corr. (dies K/α; incorrect date noted); DCA 733. Near EF, underlying luster. ($2000)

172. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 325-319 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.56 g, 8h). In the name of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; trident head downward in left field, Ô below left wing. Price 182. Good VF, toned, underlying luster, tiny lamination on reverse. ($2000) From the WN Collection. Ex Noble 91 (21 July 2009), lot 3363.

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173. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 325-319 BC. AV Quarter Stater (11.5mm, 2.15 g, 6h). In the name of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater. Helmeted head of Athena right / Bow and club; kantharos above. Price 169. Good VF, underlying luster. Well centered on a broad flan. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection.

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174. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 330/25-320 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.53 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; thunderbolt in left field. Cf. Price 164 (for type); Troxell, Studies, p. 100, note b. Good VF, underlying luster. ($1500) As noted by Troxell in her study of the Macedonian coinage of Alexander, there are issues marked with a thunderbolt (as Price 164) that are actually not from the primary Macedonian mint, which are differentiated by style. The present coin is significantly different from the standard Macedonian issues, particularly the crest of Athena and the general style of the portrait of Athena. However, this style is identical to a number of dies used on staters from an uncertain mint in western Asia minor that Newell and Price had originally placed at Salamis (Price 3134–7; see Troxell, New, for the dies and reattribution).

175. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 330/25-320 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.58 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, spearhead upward. Price 3137 (Salamis); Troxell, New, Group I, 5 (dies 5/c). Good VF, underlying luster, die wear on obverse. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

176. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 330/25-320 BC. AV Quarter Stater (10.5mm, 2.16 g, 4h). In the name of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Helmeted head of Athena right / Bow and club; below, inverted eagle standing right. Price 3132 corr. (obv. type; Salamis); Troxell, New, p. 364, C; SNG Copenhagen 655; SNG München 369. Good VF, slightly off center. Very rare, none in Pella or CoinArchives; apparently only two published, both in museums (the Copenhagen piece referenced and illustrated in Price, and the Munich piece by Troxell). ($500)

177. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 324/3-320 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.21 g, 4h). In the name of Alexander III. Arados mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ¬ in left field, Û below throne. Price 3320; Duyrat Group IV, Series 5, 326 (D63/R118 – this coin). Superb EF, toned. ($1500) Ex RCM Collection (Triton XVI, 8 January 2013), lot 286; Giessener Münzhandlung 46 (30 October 1989), lot 129.

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178. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Alexander III – Philip III. Circa 324/3-320 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.11 g, 9h). In the name of Alexander III. Arados mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; sW in left field, • below throne. Price 3321; Duyrat Group IV, Series 6, 382 (D74/R153). Good VF, attractively toned, minor marks. High relief. ($750) Ex Parsy (15 April 2008), lot 13.

179. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.24 g, 5h). In the name of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Antipater, circa 322-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; cornucopia in left field. Price 108; Troxell, Studies, Issue G1; Hunt IV 230 (this coin). EF, toned. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXIV (6 May 1995), lot 57; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part IV, Sotheby’s, 19 June 1991), lot 230.

180. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 14.33 g, 9h). In the types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint. Struck under Polyperchon, circa 318-317 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm frond and rein, on horseback right; aphlaston below, π below raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 46, 8; Troxell, Studies, Group 8, 317. EF, lightly toned. Well struck. ($1000)

181. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.59 g, 2h). In the types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; bee below. Le Rider Group IIIA, 533 var. (D184/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 180–3. EF, underlying luster. ($3000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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182. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.59 g, 1h). In the types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; kantharos below. Le Rider Group IIIA, – (D185/R334 [unlisted die combination]); SNG ANS 172–6. Near EF, underlying luster, slight die wear. ($3000)

183. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.59 g, 3h). In the types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; thunderbolt below. Le Rider Group IIIA, 417 (D187/R308); SNG ANS 165–71. EF, lustrous, a few faint marks. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection.

184. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.61 g, 5h). In the types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; bee below. Le Rider Group IIIA, 540 var. (D187/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG ANS 180–3. Near EF, a few minor marks. ($3000) From the WN Collection, purchased from Salamanca Rare Coins, Hobart, Tasmania, 29 March 2007.

Very Rare Tenth Tetradrachm

185. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tenth Tetradrachm (11mm, 1.19 g, 8h). In the types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck under Antipater or Polyperchon, circa 323-318/7 BC. Diademed head of Apollo right / Horse head right; thunderbolt below. Le Rider Group III, 482 (D255/R397); SNG ANS 437. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, light mark on reverse. Very rare. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Robert A. Weimer Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 72, 14 June 2006), lot 250; G. Hirsch 246 (21 September 2006), lot 1913.

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186. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.63 g, 1h). In the types of Philip II. Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga right; star and w below, horse leg in exergue. Thompson, Philip 27; ADM II Series VII; SNG ANS 303 (same dies). EF, lustrous, compact flan. ($3000) Ex Lanz 117 (24 November 2003), lot 213.

187. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.55 g, 12h). Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, à above serpent right. Price P31; ADM II Series X. EF, lustrous, a couple light marks. Well centered. ($2000)

188. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.60 g, 12h). Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, 9 above pentagram; cornucopia below left wing. Price P36; ADM II Series XI, 171–2. Near EF, underlying luster, tiny marks on jaw. ($2000)

189. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.52 g, 12h). Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, 9 above pentagram; coiled serpent below left wing. Price P38; ADM II Series XI, 159a. Near EF, underlying luster, a couple small edge marks. ($1500)

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190. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.57 g, 12h). Abydos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; pentagram in left field, coiled serpent below left wing. Price P38 var. (monogram below pentagram); ADM II Series XI, 157–8; CNG 87, lot 372 (same rev. die). Near EF, underlying luster. Rare without monogram. ($2000)

191. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.60 g, 9h). In the types of Philip II. Lampsakos mint. Struck under Leonnatos, Arrhidaios, or Antigonos I Monophthalmos. Laureate head of Apollo right / Charioteer driving biga right; i and crescent-above-Å below, grain ear in exergue. Thompson, Philip 35; Le Rider pl. 90, 9; ADM II Series VIII. EF, underlying luster, slight die shift on reverse. ($3000)

Anepigraphic Alexander Type

192. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.10 g, 11h). Anepigraphic issue. Kolophon mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ivy leaf below throne. Cf. Price 1764 corr. (position of ivy leaf; in name of Alexander, spearhead to outer right); CNG 70, lot 99 var. (same; same obv. die); otherwise unpublished. VF, toned. Apparently unique. ($500) From the Jonathan K. Kern Collection. Although a reverse die match has not yet been identified, the die must have been engraved by the same hand as BM 2002,0101.375 and Münz Zentrum FPL 26 (1977), no. 38 (the latter of which was struck by the same obverse die as the present coin). Kolophon was one of the most prolific of the Alexander “drachm mints,” and is represented in most hoards of Alexander drachms. The present piece is likely an erroneous strike employing an unfinished die, rather than an intentional issue. The rarity of the type would thus be explained by the likelihood that the mistake was discovered and corrected after only a small number of strikes.

193. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.65 g, 11h). In the types of Philip II. Magnesia on the Maeander mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 323-319 BC. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving biga right; bee below, spearhead in exergue. Thompson, Philip 3; SNG ANS 310–4. Superb EF, underlying luster. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 43 (24 September 1997), lot 230; Ponterio 86 (4 April 1997), lot 1230.

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194. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.53 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Magnesia on the Maeander mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 323-319 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled serpent / ŬE$Å@droU, Nike standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling stylis in left arm; filleted thyrsos below left wing. Price 1944; SNG München –; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG Saroglos –; NGSA 5, lot 69 (same dies). EF, underlying luster. ($3000)

195. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.58 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Miletos mint. Struck under Asandros, circa 323-319 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; ä in left field, labrys below right wing. Price 2114; ADM I Series VII. EF, underlying luster. ($2000)

196. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.50 g, 1h). In the name of Alexander III. Miletos mint. Struck under Asandros, circa 323-319 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; ä in left field, labrys below right wing. Price 2114; ADM I Series VII. Near EF, slight die wear. ($2000)

197. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.57 g, 12h). In the name and types of Philip II. Teos mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Charioteer driving biga right; h below, spearhead in exergue. Le Rider –; Thompson, Philip 19; SNG ANS 325 (same dies). Choice EF, underlying luster, typical compact flan. ($2500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 282.

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198. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.60 g, 1h). Sardes mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319/8 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; in left field, t5 above torch. Cf. Price 2618 (in name of Alexander); ADM II Series XIV, – (but same obv. die as 223 [Price 2616]); Heritage 3046, lot 29052 = Roma E-22, lot 168 = Roma 10, lot 349 = Gorny & Mosch 220, lot 1230 = Roma E-3, lot 171. Good VF, slight die wear. Extremely rare, the second known. ($1500)

199. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.15 g, 12h). In the name of Alexander III. Babylon mint. Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Â in left field, ¬U below throne. Price 3692. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 72 (14 June 2006), lot 427.

200. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.56 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; ¬U below left wing, µ below right wing. Price P178. EF, underlying luster, slight die wear and minor edge curl on obverse. ($2000)

201. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.58 g, 5h). Babylon mint. Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; ¬U below left wing, µ below right wing. Price P178. EF, underlying luster, small mark on obverse. ($1500)

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202. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.13 g, 1h). Babylon mint. Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, facing head of Helios, drapery at neck; kU below throne. Price P205. Near EF, toned, small scratch in field on obverse. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell, October 1993.

203. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Philip III – Kassander. Circa 323/2-315 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.61 g, 5h). In the name and types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint(?). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππoU, charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; kantharos below. Le Rider Group IIIA, 163 (D80/R125); SNG ANS 263; SNG Saroglos 35 (same dies). Choice EF, lustrous. High relief. ($3000)

204. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.60 g, 1h). In the name of Alexander III. Babylon mint. Struck under Peithon, circa 315-311 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; ( below left wing, ü below right wing. Price 3724. EF, lustrous, small mark on cheek. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection.

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205. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.08 g, 3h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Susa mint. Struck under Aspesias, Satrap of Susiana, circa 316-311 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field; wreath in left field; below throne, Å5 above strut, Z below. Price 3857. Near EF, lightly toned, slightly off center on obverse. High relief. ($500)

206. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As regent, 317-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.31 g, 4h). In the name and types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 316-311 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm frond and rein, on horseback right; ¬ below, À below raised foreleg. Le Rider p. 124 (this coin cited); Troxell, Studies, Group 9, 335 = Paeonian Hoard 60 (this coin); HGC 3.1, 988. Near EF, lightly toned. Very rare, one of only four in CoinArchives, none in ANS photofile. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex John A. Seeger Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007), lot 3023; Catalog of the Paeonian Hoard (Sotheby & Co., 16 April 1969), lot 60; Paeonia 1968 Hoard (IGCH 410; CH I, 40).

207. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As regent, 317-305 BC, or king, 305-298 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.21 g, 5h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 307-297 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, ¬ above torch; kantharos below throne. Price 468; Ehrhardt 36; HGC 3.1, 991. EF, deeply toned, tiny mark by mouth. Excellent detail. Well centered. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

208. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As regent, 317-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.21 g, 7h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Pella mint. Struck circa 317/6-310 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ax in left field, coiled serpent below throne. Price 246; Moore 216–8; HGC 3.1, 990. Superb EF, lightly toned, underlying luster, a hint of die wear. Rare, only three in Pella, one of six in CoinArchives. ($1000) Ex Roma II (2 October 2011), lot 247 (hammer £2400).

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209. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As regent, 317-305 BC, or king, 305-298 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.91 g, 8h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Ouranopolis mint(?). Struck under Alexarchos, circa 310-297 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, star on cone above Q; / below throne. Price 522; Ehrhardt 67; HGC 3.1, 608. Near EF, toned, minor die shift on reverse. Struck on a broad flan. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Triton VIII (10 January 2005), lot 160; Künker 71 (12 March 2002), lot 210.

210. KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. 305-298 BC. Æ Unit (18.5mm, 6.33 g, 6h). Uncertain mint in Macedon. Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; ‰ to outer left, ˘ to outer right. Valassiadis, Contributtion 15; HGC 3.1, 993. Choice EF, dark green surfaces. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 186 (8 March 2010), lot 1291.

211. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Kassander – Antigonos II Gonatas. Circa 310-275 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.11 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in Greece or Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne; in left field, Phrygian helmet with griffin crest right. Price 872. Near EF, lightly toned, underlying luster. Well struck. ($500)

212. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.23 g, 9h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Corinth mint. Struck circa 304/3-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; aphlaston in left field, do below throne. Price 682; Noe, Sicyon 29 (unlisted dies); Newell –; cf. HGC 3.1, 1009. Choice EF, toned. ($500) 53


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213. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.08 g, 4h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Corinth mint. Struck circa 304/3-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne decorated with Nikai; cornucopia in left field, @o below throne. Price 691; Noe, Sicyon 35.13 var. (A72/P– [unlisted rev. die]); Newell –; cf. HGC 3.1, 1009. Near EF, toned, underlying luster, some die wear on obverse, die break on reverse. ($500) 214. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.22 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Corinth mint. Struck circa 304/3-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, dolphin swimming downward; below throne, @o below strut. Price 858 (uncertain Greece or Macedon); Newell –; HGC 3.1, 1009 var. (unlisted mint). EF, lightly toned, underlying luster, minor obverse die rust. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 921683 (March 2012); Triton IX (10 January 2006), lot 771; Seleucus I Hoard (CH X, 265).

215. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.28 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Miletos mint. Struck circa 295/4 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; õ in left field, labrys below throne. Newell 49; Price 2148 corr. (monogram); ADM I Series XIII; HGC 3.1, 1015. Superb EF, dark gray-blue tone. ($500)

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216. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.17 g, 12h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 301-295 BC. Nike, blowing trumpet and holding stylis, standing left on prow of galley left / ∫Å-s5¬EW-s d˙µ˙tr5oU, Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, preparing to throw trident; ™ to left, star to right. Newell 51 (dies XLVI/88 [unlisted combination]); HGC 3.1, 1012d; SNG Fitzwilliam 2288 (same rev. die). Near EF, dark toning. Well struck. ($3000) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 94 (18 September 2013), lot 276. The new die combination that this coin presents is interesting, but perhaps more important is a feature on the reverse, one that is not clear on the Fitzwilliam piece that Newell saw for this die. On the present well-struck example, it is clear that the reverse die was originally engraved with another control mark, an A, below the star – thus the die was first used to strike Newell 52 tetradrachms and was then converted to the control marks of Newell 51. This revelation shows that Newell 51 could not precede Newell 52; they were either concurrent issues, or issue 52 preceded issue 51.

Ex Star, Godefroy, and Pozzi Collections

217. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.04 g, 12h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 301-295 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, preparing to throw trident; ™ to left, ivy leaf to right. Newell 57d = Pozzi 967 (this coin); HGC 3.1, –. Near EF, old cabinet tone, minor die breaks. Very rare portrait drachm. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Star Collection (LHS 102, 29 April 2008), lot 145; Münzen und Medaillen AG 73 (17 October 1988), lot 142; Godefroy Collection (Hess 253, 8 March 1983), lot 145; Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934), lot 381; Prof. Samuel-Jean Pozzi Collection (Naville I, 14 March 1921), lot 967.

218. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Pella mint. Struck circa 289-288 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, foot on rock, holding trident; - to outer left, A to outer right. Newell 90 (unlisted obv. die); HGC 3.1, 1014a. Good VF, underlying luster, slightly off center. ($750) Ex Stack’s (7 March 2006), lot 595.

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219. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 14.37 g, 4h). In the name and types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-290 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm frond, on horse stepping right; below, thunderbolt above z; below raised foreleg, dolphin right. Le Rider pl. 48, 4-5; Newell –; HGC 3.1, –; SNG ANS 812–3. Near EF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Ponterio 50 (22 August 1991), lot 144.

220. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.18 g, 4h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-293 BC. Nike standing left on prow of galley left, blowing trumpet she holds in her right hand and cradling stylis in her left arm / ∫Å-s5¬E-Ws d˙µ˙tr5oU, Poseidon Pelagaios, nude, standing left, seen from behind, preparing to throw trident held aloft in his right hand, chlamys draped over extended left arm; tripod to left; to right, z above m. Newell 94 (dies LXXXV/– [obv. die unlisted for issue, rev. die not known]); HGC 3.1, 1012f; Triton XIX, lot 102 (same dies); Triton XVII, lot 164 (same dies); G. Hirsch 272, lot 219 = CNG 78, lot 434 (same dies). Superb EF, toned, underlying luster, minimal die break on obverse (diagnostic for this die). Well struck on a broad flan. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (7 May 2006), lot 45.

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221. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.00 g, 12h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-293 BC. Nike standing left on prow of galley left, blowing trumpet she holds in her right hand and cradling stylis in her left arm / ∫Å-s5¬E-Ws d˙µ˙tr5oU, Poseidon Pelagaios, nude, standing left, seen from behind, preparing to throw trident held aloft in his right hand, chlamys draped over extended left arm; tripod to left; to right, z above m. Newell 94 (dies LXXXV/– [obv. die unlisted for issue, rev. die not known]); HGC 3.1, 1012f; Triton XIX, lot 102 (same dies); Triton XVII, lot 164 (same dies); G. Hirsch 272, lot 219 = CNG 78, lot 434 (same dies). Superb EF, toned, underlying luster, minimal die break on obverse (diagnostic for this die), slightly off center. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

222. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.31 g, 9h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 292-291 BC. Diademed and horned head right / d˙µ˙tr5oU ∫Ås5¬EWs, Poseidon Pelagaios seated left on rock, holding aphlaston and trident; to inner left, 5 above z; A to outer right. Newell 99 var. (obv. die XCI); HGC 3.1, 1013b. EF, lightly toned. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 164; Seleucus I Hoard (CH X, 265).

223. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.15 g, 4h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 289-288 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, foot on rock, holding trident; : to inner left, : to inner right. Newell 116 (obv. die CX); HGC 3.1, 1014b. VF, toned, flan flaw on reverse. Well centered. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Davissons 27 (17 September 2008), lot 40.

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Ex Pozzi Collection

224. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.17 g, 2h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 289–288 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, foot on rock, holding trident; : to outer left, M to outer right. Newell 121 (obv. die CXXIV [unlisted for issue]); HGC 3.1, 1014b; Pozzi 962 (this coin). Good VF, toned, light scratch on obverse. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini IV (8 January 2008), lot 88; Munzen und Medaillen AG XIII (17 June 1954), lot 1114; Prof. SamuelJean Pozzi Collection (Naville I, 14 March 1921), lot 962.

225. KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 17.22 g, 11h). Chalkis mint. Struck circa 290-287 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Poseidon Pelagaios standing left, foot on rock, holding trident; ˚ to outer left, grape bunch to outer right. Newell 150 (obv. die CLIV); HGC 3.1, 1014f. Good VF, lightly toned, obverse a little off center. ($1500) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 97 (17 September 2014), lot 110.

226. KINGS of MACEDON. temp. Demetrios I Poliorketes – Antigonos II Gonatas. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.22 g, 3h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Uncertain mint in the Peloponnese (Argos?). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne with Nikai on back; in left field, Athena Promachos advancing left; EU below throne. Price 759; Troxell, Peloponnesian Group I, Issue 3, dies A6/P– (unlisted rev. die). EF. ($750) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 82 (16 September 2009), lot 435. Martin Price did not assign this issue to a particular mint, but Hyla Troxell suggested all the coins of her Group I were struck at the mint of Argos, while that city was under the control of a tyrant who was installed by Antigonos II Gonatas. However, the style and fabric of the coins of Group I are nearly identical to the issues of Demetrios I Poliorketes that Troxell and Price placed at Corinth around 300 BC.

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Unique Stater

227. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas(?). 277/6-239 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.52 g, 9h). In the name and types of Philip II. Amphipolis mint. Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / f5¬5ππ[oU], charioteer, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga right; below, Macedonian helmet, with two crests and cheek guards, facing. Panagopoulou pl. 48, 1 (this coin), otherwise unpublished. Near EF, tiny die break on obverse, slight die shift on reverse. Unique. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 41 (20 November 2007), lot 1 (hammer 8500 CHF); Lanz 68 (76 June 1994), lot 124. The attribution of this issue to Antigonos Gonatas is not certain, but based on the similarity of the helmet symbol to that found on Gonatas’s issues at Amphipolis and the fact that this issue is certainly later than the lifetime issues of Philip II. Stylistically, the portrait of Apollo is comparable to that found on royal portraits of the early-mid third century BC. Interestingly, Panagopoulou used the photo of this coin in her plate of Comparanda, but does not mention the coin in her text. Gonatas issued very little gold during his reign, thus, if the attribution is correct, it adds a new issue to a very scant coinage. In his study on the coinage of Gonatas, Mathisen notes that the very rare Alexander type gold struck in the name of Antigonos was likely issued to pay Celtic mercenaries that the king recruited to assist him in his war against Pyrrhos (see Mathisen, p. 103). The Philip II type staters were also still in circulation in the region, but circumstances for its issue under Gonatas may be similar to that of the Alexander type.

228. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 17.16 g, 7h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 274/1-260/55 BC. Horned head of Pan left, lagobolon over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield / Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield decorated with aegis, preparing to cast thunderbolt; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, Ò to inner right. Panagopoulou Period I, Group 24, 86 (O26/R82); HGC 3.1, 1042. EF, toned. Well struck from fresh dies. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Triton X (9 January 2007), lot 168; Freeman & Sear 5 (14 May 1999), lot 211; Monetarium 58 (September 1992), no. 43; Schweizerischer Bankverein 28 (17 September 1991), lot 90.

229. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos II Gonatas. 277/6-239 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 3.79 g, 12h). Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 271-239 BC. Wreathed head of Poseidon right / Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield decorated with aegis, preparing to cast thunderbolt; crested Macedonian helmet to inner left, t5 to inner right. Panagopoulou Period IV, Group 18, 71 (O20/R69); HGC 3.1, 1042. Good VF, toned, softly struck obverse, a few light marks on reverse. ($500) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Helios 8 (13 October 2012), lot 18.

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230. KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos III Doson. 229-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.18 g, 11h). Amphipolis mint(?). Struck circa 227-225 BC. Head of Poseidon right, wearing wreath of marine plants / Apollo, testing bow in extended right hand, seated left on prow left inscribed ∫Å%5¬EW% Å@t5˝o@oU; f below. Panagopoulou 137 (O21/R135 [die combination erroneously listed as no. 136 on the plates]); EHC 436; Touratsoglou 52–3; SNG Berry 369–70; SNG Saroglos 933; Hermitage Sale II 775 (same dies). Superb EF, lightly toned, minor die wear on obverse. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Semon Lipcer Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007), lot 309; Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 190.

231. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.11 g, 12h). Pella(?) mint. Struck circa 202-200 BC. Head of the hero Perseus left, wearing winged helmet surmounted by griffin’s head; harpa in background; all in the center of a Macedonian shield / Club within oak wreath tying to left; , to outer left. Burrer, Tetradrachmenprägung, Group 1, 14 (A4/R13); HGC 3.1, 1056. Good VF, lightly toned, hairline flan crack, patches of roughness, minor double strike on obverse. Very rare issue with this monogram, only 6 known to Burrer. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Roma XI (7 April 2016), lot 252.

232. KINGS of MACEDON. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.13 g, 11h). Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, magistrate. Struck circa 184-179 BC. Diademed head right / Club; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, ö and : below; all within oak-wreath; star to outer left. Mamroth, Philip 31; HGC 3.1, 1060. Superb EF, attractively toned, slightly off center. Struck on a broad flan. High relief. ($1000) 60


Superb Attic Weight Perseus

233. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 17.11 g, 1h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 174-173 BC. Diademed head right / ∫Å%5-¬EW% ∏Er-%EW%, eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, / to right, m between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow right. Mamroth, Perseus 4; HGC 3.1, 1091; SNG Alpha Bank –; SNG München –; SNG Saroglos –; SNG Copenhagen 1266; Bement 792; Boston MFA 720; Pozzi 982. Superb EF, lightly toned. ($5000) From the WN Collection. Ex James Fox Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 290.

234. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.71 g, 11h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 174-173 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, Â5 to right, m between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow right. Mamroth, Perseus 7; HGC 3.1, 1091. EF, toned. ($2000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gemini IV (8 January 2008), lot 92.

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235 236 235. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32.5mm, 16.65 g, 12h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 174-173 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, Â5 to right, f between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow right. Mamroth, Perseus 8; HGC 3.1, 1091. Good VF, toned, faint die break on obverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

236. KINGS of MACEDON. Perseus. 179-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.57 g, 11h). Attic standard. Pella or Amphipolis mint; Zoilos, mintmaster. Struck circa 174-173 BC. Diademed head right / Eagle, wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; g (mintmaster’s monogram) above, x to right, 6 between legs; all within oak wreath; below, plow right. Mamroth, Perseus 10; HGC 3.1, 1091. Good VF, toned, minor die wear on obverse, scrape on reverse. ($1000) Ex Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 168 (8 August 2012), lot 20411.

Rare Issue with a Century-Old Pedigree

237. MACEDON (Roman Protectorate), Republican period. Roman embassy. Circa 148-147 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.67 g, 3h). Amphipolis or Thessalonika mint. Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver over shoulder, in boss of a Macedonian shield / Club; above, Leg and hand holding olive branch left; below ÂÅ˚Edo@W@ above q; all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to outer left. MacKay, Macedonian 11b (O2/R11 – this coin); AMNG III/2, p. 7, 45, pl. III, 5 (same dies); HGC 3.1, 1105; SNG Sarolglos 979 (same dies); Rhousopoulos 772 (same dies). EF, toned, small area of flat strike. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Feuardent Collection (Bourgey, 26 November 2009), lot 108; J. M. M. van Belle Collection (J. Schulman, 26 Novemer 1913), lot 2237. This type is traditionally thought to have been issued immediately following the suppression of the revolt of Philip VI Andriskos. As the Romans did not think the Macedonian people had supported Andriskos, they sent a peace embassy, instead of an army of occupation, after his defeat. The Latin legend LEG refers to ‘legatio’, an embassy, and the hand holding the olive branch an offer of peace. A.M. Burnett published a hoard (“Aesillas: Two new hoards,” CH VII) containing a small number of these tetradrachms along with various Athenian new style tetradrachms, Thasos tetradrachms, and Aesillas tetradrachms. Due to the light wear on the LEG MAKEΔONΩN tetradrachms, Burnett concluded that they were struck shortly before Aesillas’ issues, a downdating of approximately fifty years. Some numismatists have adopted this proposal (see Crawford, CMRR, p. 197). It seems more likely, however, that any apparent anomaly in degree of wear can be explained by the possibility that the hoard was assembled over a period of time, a supposition also supported by the other coinage found in the hoard. For example, the Athenian issues span the years 159/8-137/6 BC, and a number of these are also as well preserved as the Macedonian coins. The evidence of this single find is thus inconclusive, and should not override MacKay’s analysis without further confirmation.

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238. MACEDON (Roman Province). Aesillas. Quaestor, circa 95-70 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.82 g, 11h). Uncertain mint. Head of the deified Alexander the Great right; # before neck / Money chest, club, and chair within wreath; ∫ below (faintly visible). Bauslaugh Group III, dies O14/R83, specimen o corr. (this coin; pedigree); SNG Copenhagen 1327. EF, attractively toned, slightly off center on obverse. High relief. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (8 September 2008), lot 28; A. Hess A.G. 257 (12 November 1986), lot 89; J. Schulman 236 (1 March 1962), lot 1242.

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239. KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 12.52 g, 10h). Astibos or Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear below. Cf. Paeonian Hoard I 360/429 (same obv./rev. dies); Peykov E2160; HGC 3.1, 148. Near EF, lightly toned, die breaks on obverse. ($500) From the Belgica Collection.

240. KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. Circa 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.77 g, 10h). Astibos or Damastion mint(?). Laureate head of Apollo right / Warrior on horse rearing right, spearing enemy warrior who defends with shield and spear below; boukranion to lower left. Paeonian Hoard II 86 (same dies); Peykov E2190; HGC 3.1, 148. Good VF, toned, obverse slightly off center. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

241. KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon. Circa 315-286 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.62 g, 12h). Astibos or Damastion mint(?). Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet and pearl necklace / ÅUdW¬Eo@-to%, horse walking right, rein trailing below; star below raised foreleg. Cf. Peykov E4340; NBRM Paeonia –; HGC 3.1, 151; SNG ANS 1056. Near EF, lightly toned. Well centered on a broad flan. ($3000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (26 November 2014), lot 45.

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Two Extremely Rare Audoleons of Alexander Type

242. KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon. Circa 315-286 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.23 g, 912h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Astibos or Damastion mint. Struck circa 298-287/6 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field. Waggoner, Reflexions –; Price –; Arena 6 var. (symbol; same obv. die); Peykov E4320 var. (control mark); HGC 3.1, 157; R. Myers FPL (Summer 1971), no. 10 (same dies). Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives or Pella databases, one in ANS Photofile (Myers). ($500)

243. KINGS of PAEONIA. Audoleon. Circa 315-286 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.17 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Astibos or Damastion mint. Struck circa 298-287/6 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, ¬ above torch. Waggoner, Reflexions, Issue 1, dies 9/b; Price 643; Peykov E4320 var. (control mark); HGC 3.1, 157. EF, toned, underlying luster. ($500)

Ex Tronnier Collection Pedigreed to 1928

244. ILLYRO-PAEONIAN REGION, Damastion (Dardania). Circa 365/0-350/45 BC. AR Tetrobol (12mm, 2.26 g, 8h). Herakleidas, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo left / Tripod on base; knife to left, ˙rÅ˚¬-E5do inscribed on base and to right. May, Damastion, p. 103, 8 (this coin, illustrated); HGC 3.1, 119 (this coin illustrated). Good VF, lovely old cabinet toning with underlying iridescence. Very rare denomination, unique for this issue. ($1500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 313; Prof. Dr. Hagen Tronnier Collection (Künker 94, 27 September 2004), lot 501; Ars Classica XIII (27 June 1928), lot 715.

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245. ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Circa 340-280 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.79 g, 7h). Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below / Vertical double stellate pattern divided by line, in double linear square border; below, club left; legend retrograde; all within linear circle border. Maier 2; Meadows, CH (forthcoming) 59; BMC 6. VF, deeply toned, slightly soft strike. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 240 (10 October 2016), lot 164; G. Hirsch 306 (12 February 2015), lot 1703.

246. KINGS of ILLYRIA. Monounios. Circa 305/0-280/75 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.58 g, 2h). Dyrrhachion mint. Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; above, jawbone of boar right / Double stellate pattern, divided by line, in double linear square border; d above, Ur below, ∫Å15¬EW1 Âo@oU@5oU to either side; all within linear circle border. Gjongecaj Emission 3, 170–5; Paškvan 2c; Maier 88; Meadows, CH (forthcoming) 203 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 528 var. (position of ethnic); BMC 2 var. (same). Good VF. Very rare. ($750) Monounios, an Illyrian king in the late 4th – early 3rd centuries BC, was the first Illyrian king to issue coins in his own name. The Illyrians consisted of a number of tribes whose habitation extended from the coast to the mountainous inland area bordering on Paeonia. These tribes were not politically unified, but it seems that they were connected by a common culture and language, and were governed by hereditary kings and queens. Little of their language is known, and it was extinct by the 5th century AD, but enough fragments are attested to classify it as Indo-European. Although little is known of Monounios’ reign, his issue of coinage took place only after he had extended his influence to Dyrrhachion, and the coinage may have been connected with his intervention in Macedonian affairs. In 280 or 279, it is reported that Monounios unsuccessfully aided Ptolemy I Epigone, son of Lysimachos, against Ptolemy Keraunos. A bronze helmet has been found in Lake Ohrid, on the border between modern-day Macedon and Albania, with the Greek inscription ‘Of King Monounios’, apparently confirming the presence of his army in this conflict of Macedonian succession. Pompeius Trogus (24,4) describes a “Dardanian prince” who offered Ptolemy Keraunos help against the invading Celts in 279. It seems likely that this prince was Monounios, and either Monounios had Dardanian heritage (references to which are not preserved elsewhere), or the distinction between Illyrian and Dardanian was unclear to the author.

247. AKARNANIA, Leukas. Circa 400-375 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 8.25 g, 7h). Pegasos flying right / Helmeted head of Athena right; s above, grape bunch on vine to left. Pegasi 98 (same obv. die as illustration); Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnaniens 5; BCD Akarnania 186 (same obv. die); HGC 4, 817. Good VF, darkly toned, small area of roughness on obverse. ($750)

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Delphi Tridrachm from the Ghazzat Hoard

248. PHOKIS, Delphi. Circa 479-475 BC. AR Tridrachm (27mm, 14.91 g). Two rhyta (drinking vessels) in the form of rams’ heads; above, two dolphins confronted; dŬF-5-ko˜ in small letters below (traces visible); all within beaded border / Quadripartite incuse square in the form of a coffered ceiling; each coffer decorated with a dolphin and laurel spray, giving the appearance of the dolphins swimming toward the center of the die. Gaza 21 (this coin); Asyut 244 (same obv. die); Svoronos, Delphi 18; HGC 4, 1116; ACGC 413; BCD Lokris 376; Kraay & Hirmer 461. VF, toned, water-worn surfaces. Very rare, approximately fourteen Delphi tridrachms are known. ($50,000) From the Ghazzat/Gaza 1960s hoard. The Ghazzat Hoard was found in the sea off the coast of Gaza in the 1960s. The coins from the hoard have been consigned by the Tarazi family, who acquired the coins immediately after they were found. In recognition of the importance of the hoard for scholars, the Tarazi family offered 27 of the hoard’s 29 coins as a single lot in Triton XIX (lot 82). The present Delphi tridrachm was one of the two pieces previously retained by the family. The tridrachms of Delphi are among the most historically interesting of all Greek coins. Prior to the Asyut find they were only known from two coins in Paris and Berlin, as well as a fragment from the Zagazig Hoard of 1901 (IGCH 1645); now there are at least 14 examples. The obverse type is a direct reference to the Greek victory over the Persians at Plataea in 479, when a great deal of booty, including silver vessels, was taken by the Greeks. These two rhyta were certainly from that booty and must have been brought as a dedication to Apollo in Delphi (rams were sacred to Apollo, along with dolphins). The reverse of this coin is also very unusual: it is not a normal quadripartite incuse but, rather, clearly shows the stepped coffering that we know decorated ancient ceilings, especially those of prestigious buildings like the Temple of Apollo. The dolphins that ornament these coffers are a reference to both the name of Delphi and to the fact that Apollo himself could appear in the form of a dolphin.

249 250 249. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. AR Stater (18.5mm, 11.88 g). Early style. Boeotian shield / Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath, within square incuse. BCD Boiotia 438; HGC 4, 1326. VF, toned, light porosity, off center. ($750) Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 78, 14 May 2008), lot 531; Hajo Zwager Collection (Van Zadelhoff, 14 October 1985), lot M102.

250. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 368-364 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 12.22 g). Klion-, magistrate. Boeotian shield / Amphora; ˚¬-5W@ across field; all within concave circle. Hepworth 71; BCD Boiotia 533; HGC 4, 1332. Good VF, underlying luster, a couple tiny flan flaws. ($500)

251 252 251. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 363-338 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 12.27 g). Kal(l)i-, magistrate. Boeotian shield / Amphora; ˚Å-¬5 across field; all within incuse concave circle. Hepworth 62; BCD Boiotia 554; HGC 4, 1334. Good VF, underlying luster. ($500) 252. BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 363-338 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 12.16 g). Kalli–, magistrate. Boeotian shield / Amphora; ˚Å-¬¬5 across field; all within concave circle. Hepworth 63; BCD Boiotia 555; HGC 4, 1334. Good VF, underlying luster, a couple small die breaks. ($500) 66


Very Rare Wappenmünzen Hemiobol

2:1 3:1 2:1 253. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 515-510 BC. AR Hemiobol (6.5mm, 0.33 g). Pomegranate / Incuse square. Seltman p. 167 and pl. IV, ζζ corr. (pomegranate, not apple); HGC 4, 1670; E. Pászthory, “Archäometrische untersuchungen an archaischen Münzen Athens” in SM 126 (May 1982), 32 (this coin). Good Fine, toned, slightly granular. Very rare, only one in CoinArchives. ($750) Ex Leu 65 (21 May 1996), lot 161.

254. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.40 g, 5h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with small spiral on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, ¡QE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590; SNG Copenhagen 20; SNG München 35-7; cf. Dewing 1528. VF, lightly toned, die break on reverse. Struck on a broad flan, showing full crest. Exceptional for issue. ($10,000) Ex Classical Numismatic Review XL/1 (Spring 2015), no. 996753.

255. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21.5mm, 17.21 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with small spiral on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, ¡QE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. Good VF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck for issue. ($3000)

256. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21.5mm, 17.14 g, 6h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with small spiral on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, ¡QE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. Good VF, old collection tone, slightly off center on a typically compact flan. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Superior (11 December 1992), lot 2088.

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257. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.21 g, 5h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray behind; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. VF, a couple minor flan flaws, light scratch on reverse. Well struck on a broad flan. ($1500) 258. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21.5mm, 17.15 g, 7h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray behind; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. VF, off center on obverse. ($1500)

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259. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (20.5mm, 16.57 g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray behind; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590; E. Pászthory & S. Hurter, “Metallurgische Untersuchungen an archaischen Münzen aus Athen” in SM 124 (November 1981), 11 (this coin). VF, toned, a bit rough on reverse. Well centered and attractive archaic head of Athena. ($1000) Ex Berk BBS 162 (15 January 2009), lot 81; Dr. Roland Maly Collection (not in LHS sale); Nomos AG stock, 1979 (CHF 11,500); Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 223 (June 1962), n. 11.

260. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (19.5mm, 17.08 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray behind; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590. VF, off center, some die wear and roughness on obverse. ($750)

261. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 17.20 g, 5h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, deep iridescent tone. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Waddell 50 (ND [2002]), lot 36.

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262. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.17 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned. Well struck. ($750) 263. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.19 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned, minor die wear. Well centered. ($750)

264. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.15 g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Choice EF. Well centered. ($1500)

265. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 17.19 g, 4h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Near EF, deep iridescent tone. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex F. Shore FPL 73 (ND, c. 1995), no. 22.

266 267 266. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 17.17 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Near EF, lightly toned. ($1000) 267. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 17.18 g, 10h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, darkly toned. ($1000) From the WN Collection, purchased from Salamanca Rare Coins, Hobart, Tasmania, 9 June 2009.

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269 268 268. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.05 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Near EF, darkly toned, a couple minor flan flaws, light smoothing on reverse. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 46 (24 June 1998), lot 283.

269. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.19 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, slight die wear. Well centered. ($750)

Exceptional Ancient Forgery

270. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Fourrée Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.22 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 9; cf. HGC 4, 1597 (for prototype). EF, toned, edge split (revealing copper core). An exceptional ancient forgery. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 103 (14 September 2016), lot 169 (hammer $1800, but not paid); Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1172.

271. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 353-294 BC. AR Tetradrachm (20.5mm, 17.20 g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye and pi-style palmette / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. Bingen Pi-style V; Kroll –; HGC 4, 1599. Good VF, attractively toned, tiny mark on cheek. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 7 (22 February 2002), lot 99.

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272. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.90 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Miki– and Theofra–, magistrates. Struck circa 137/6 BC. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to right, Nike driving quadriga right; E on amphora, %W below; all within wreath. Thompson 318b (same dies); HGC 4, 1602. Good VF. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Property of a Private European Investment Consortium (Classical Numismatic Group XXXII, 7 December 1994), lot 1237.

273. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.93 g, 11h). New Style coinage. Mened–, Epigeno–, and Ophelou–, magistrates. Struck 135/4 BC. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff; d on amphora, ˙r below; all within wreath. Thompson 318b (same obv. die); HGC 4, 1602. Good VF, slightly weak strike on obverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

274. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 1696 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Niketes, Dionysios, and Demo-, magistrates. Struck 97/6 BC. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; gorgoneion to right; ˝ on amphora, %o below; all within wreath. Thompson 935b (same dies); HGC 4, 1602. Good VF, toned, die breaks on obverse. ($750) From the R. West Collection. Ex Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 272.

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275. ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 370 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 12.07 g, 5h). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Incuse square of thin skew pattern and no control markings. Milbank pl. II, 14; HGC 6, 438; SNG München 566–9; SNG Delepierre 1545; Dewing 1686. Good VF, dark iridescent tone. Well centered and struck. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

276. ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 370 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 12.09 g, 6h). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Incuse square of thin skew pattern and no control markings. Milbank pl. II, 14; HGC 6, 438; SNG München 566–9; SNG Delepierre 1545; Dewing 1686. VF, lightly toned, slightly weak strike on head. Well centered. ($1000) Ex Künker 32 (6 March 1996), lot 2057; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 262 (March 1966), no. 14.

277. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 400-375 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 8.50 g, 4h). Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left; dolphin above, s to right. Ravel 900 (P365/T512); Pegasi 343; BCD Corinth 88; HGC 4, 1834. Good VF, deep iridescent tone, minor die breaks on obverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

278. CORINTHIA, Corinth. Circa 375-300 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 8.57 g, 9h). Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena left; Å r flanking neck truncation; to right, eagle standing left, head right. Ravel 1008; Pegasi 426; BCD Corinth 101; HGC 4, 1848. Good VF, toned, minor die break on obverse. ($500) 72


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279. ELIS, Olympia. 78th-80th Olympiad. 468-460 BC. AR Stater (19.5mm, 11.80 g, 10h). Eagle flying left, wings spread above and below, grasping serpent in its beak and talons / Vertical thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below; A-[V(?)] flanking; all within incuse circle. Seltman, Temple –; BCD Olympia 5–6 var. (ethnic); HGC 5, 288. VF, toned, light cleaning marks, slightly off center on reverse. Very rare. ($5000) Ex Cederlind 162 (21 December 2011), lot 50; Classical Numismatic Group 53 (15 March 2000), lot 405; Münzen und Medaillen AG 88 (17 May 1999), lot 192.

Ex Charles Gillet Collection 280. ELIS, Olympia. 83rd-85th Olympiad. 448-440 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 12.18 g, 10h). Eagle, wings spread, in flight right, holding dead hare in its talons and tearing at it / Vertical thunderbolt with volutes above and wings below; Å-V flanking; all within incuse circle. Seltman, Temple 59 var. (dies AK/– [unlisted rev. die]); BCD Olympia 31 var. (normal ethnic; same obv. die); HGC 5, 302 var. (same; same obv. die as illustration); SNG Delepierre 2056 (same rev. die); Gillet 967 (this coin). Good VF, old collection tone, minor edge split. ($10,000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 724938 (February 2001); K. Davis FPL 33 (January 2001), no. 51; Charles Gillet Collection, 967.

281. ELIS, Olympia. 83rd-85th Olympiad. 448-440 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.99 g, 7h). Eagle flying right, grasping hare with talons and beak / Nike advancing left, holding wreath, within incuse circle. Seltman, Temple 68 (dies AN/απ); BCD Olympia 327.2 (this coin, photo labelled 327.3); HGC 5, 303. Good Fine, toned, area of weak strike on reverse. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex BCD Collection (Leu 90, 10 May, 2004) lot 327.2; C. J. Martin FPL XIX (December 1992), no. 5.

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282. ELIS, Olympia. 87th Olympiad. 432 BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 11.41 g, 2h). Eagle flying left, grasping hare with talons and beak; shell to upper left / Vertical thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below; all within incuse square. Seltman, Temple 111 var. (dies BE/– [unlisted rev. die]); BCD Olympia –; HGC 5, 322. VF, toned. Good metal. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from F. Shore, 1993. Ex Aufhäuser 9 (7 October 1992), lot 58.

283. ELIS, Olympia. 95th Olympiad. 400 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.41 g, 9h). Hera mint. Head of Hera right, wearing ornamented stephanos; before chin, c/m: kerykeion and dÅ within rectangular incuse / Flaming thunderbolt within wreath. Seltman, Temple 272 (dies EJ/ηυ); BCD Olympia 88 (same obv. die); BCD Peloponnesos II 2228 (this coin); HGC 5, 353. Near VF, toned. Rare. ($1000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Davissons 31 (28 November 2012), lot 63; Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 2228; BCD Collection (not in LHS or Leu sales).

284. ELIS, Olympia. 101st Olympiad. 376 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.78 g, 5h). Hera mint. Head of Hera right, wearing ornamented stephanos and single-pendant earring; V-Å flanking neck / Eagle standing right, head left, wings folded, within wreath. Seltman, Temple 295 (dies ER/θκ); BCD Olympia 110 var. (wings spread; same obv. die); BCD Peloponnesos II 2239 = BCD Peloponnesos 638 (this coin). VF, toned, die break on obverse, slightly granular surfaces. Very rare. ($3000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 2239; BCD Collection (LHS 96, 8 May 2006), lot 638.

Seltman Plate Coin

285. ELIS, Olympia. 108th Olympiad. 348 BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 12.06 g, 1h). Hera mint. Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos ornamented with palmette and lily, and single pendant earring; V-Å flanking neck / Eagle, with closed wings, standing left within olive wreath. Seltman, Temple 324a (dies EZ/ιη – this coin, reverse illustrated); BCD Olympia 149 (same rev. die); HGC 5, 380 (same dies as illustration); McClean 6653 = Consul Weber 1938 (same rev. die); Pozzi 1858 (same dies). VF, old collection tone, area of flat strike, some die wear on obverse. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from F. Shore, 1998. Ex Leu 71 (24 October 1997), lot 182; Anderson Collection (cited by Seltman).

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286. ELIS, Olympia. 134th-143rd Olympiad. Circa 244-208 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.68 g, 1h). Eagle flying right, tearing at hare held in talons / Thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below. Elis Hoard Group II, 6 (same dies); BCD Olympia 235 (same dies); HGC 5, 508 (same dies as illustration). VF, toned. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Lewis Egnew Collection (Superior, 30 May 1995), lot 7466.

287. ELIS, Olympia. 134th-143rd Olympiad. Circa 244-208 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.84 g, 9h). Eagle flying right, tearing at hare held in talons / Thunderbolt with double volutes above and wings below. Elis Hoard Group III; BCD Olympia 249–50 (same obv. die); HGC 5, 509. VF, toned, some die wear on obverse. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex F. Shore FPL 56 (ND), no. 13.

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288. CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Tetartemorion (8.5mm, 0.28 g). Ant / Quadripartite incuse square. Frolova, frühe, Type XIX; Anokhin 963; MacDonald 2/1; HGC 7, 51. VF, lightly toned, slight granularity. Rare. ($300) 289. CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 470-460 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.31  g). Ant / Quadripartite incuse square with pellets in two opposing quarters. Frolova, frühe, Type XX (hemitetartemoria); Anokhin –; MacDonald 6; HGC 7, 54. VF, toned. Rare. ($300) 290. CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 400-375 BC. AR Tetartemorion (6.5mm, 0.19  g). Ant / Quadripartite incuse square with Å-P-o-¬ in quarters. Frolova, frühe, Type XXXII (hemitetartemoria); Anokhin 1142; MacDonald 22; HGC 7, 155. VF, toned, weakly struck. Very rare. ($200) This coin is part of a multi-denominational series of coins struck at Pantikapaion in the early 4th century BC. Based on the legend, numismatists once attributed these to a city of Apollonia in the Bosporos, but later research has shown that these are likely issues of Pantikapaion that are associated with that city’s famous temple of Apollo Prostates. All of these issues have parallel types in the coinage signed with the ethnic of Pantikapaion.

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291. CIMMERIAN BOSPOROS, Pantikapaion. Circa 340-325 BC. AV Stater (21.5mm, 9.09 g, 11h). Head of Pan left, wearing ivy wreath / Griffin, holding spear in its mouth, standing left, head facing, forepaw raised, on grain ear; ∏-Å-@ around. MacDonald 54; Anokhin 1021; HGC 7, 20; SNG BM Black Sea 864; Gulbenkian 587 = Locker-Lampson 123; cf. Kraay & Hirmer 440. EF, underlying luster, slight die shift, a few hairlines. Well centered on a broad flan. ($30,000)

One of Four Known

292. KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.37 g, 11h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 12, year 223 BE (September 74 BC). Diademed head right / Stag grazing left; ∫Å%5¬EW% above, Â5QrÅdÅtoU>EU∏Åtoro% in two lines below; to left, star-in-crescent above ˝˚s (year); to right, n above #; 5∫ (month) in exergue; all within Dionysiac wreath of ivy and fruit. Callataÿ Supp. fig. 1 and O12/R1 var. (month 13); CNG 93, lot 339; CNG 94, lot 399 (same obv. die); Roma XII, lot 356 = Roma VII, lot 757 (same obv. die); NAC 92, lot 184. VF, marks in fields. Very rare date, one of only four known. ($5000)

Ex Hunt and Von Aulock Collections

293. PAPHLAGONIA, Amastris. Queen Amastris. Circa 300-285 BC. AR Double Siglos – Stater (20.5mm, 9.65 g, 12h). Head of Mên right, wearing Phrygian cap adorned with laurel wreath / ∫Ås5¬5ss˙s ÅÂÅstr5os, Aphrodite seated left, holding in extended right hand Nike, who crowns her with wreath, and cradling lotus-tipped scepter in left arm. Callataÿ, Premier, Group 1B, 18a (D6/R7) = Hunt IV 301 = SNG von Aulock 6799 (this coin); RG 2; cf. HGC 7, 353–354; SNG BM Black Sea 1299 = SNG von Aulock 1979. VF, toned. Very rare. ($3000) Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Part IV, Sotheby’s, 19 June 1991), lot 308; Hans von Aulock Collection, 6799; Spink Numismatic Circular LXIII.11 (November 1955), no. 19941.

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Electrum Coinage of Kyzikos

Lot 295

Lot 296

Lot 297

Lot 300

Lot 301

Lot 302

Lot 305

Lot 307

Lot 311

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Electrum of Kyzikos The celebrated electrum coinage of Kyzikos began in the first half of the sixth century, and from the beginning the coinage was notable for the variety and inventiveness of its designs. These staters and fractions were regarded as gold coins and circulated throughout a large area along with the gold darics of the Persian Empire. On all of the coins of Kyzikos, large or small, was engraved the tunny-fish (θυννος), which constituted an important product in the Kyzikene economy. The long awaited corpus initiated by the late Friedrich Bodenstedt is now being continued by Maria Kaiser-Raiss. In the meantime, we must rely on the synthesis of material put together by Hans von Fritze in 1914, augmented (and corrected) by the articles by Sylvia Hurter and Hans-Joachim Liewald. Hurter studied the electrum coinage of Kyzikos for some time before her untimely death in 2008. It was her conviction that the arrangement of the coins by Agnes Baldwin Brett in the catalog of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts was the most accurate to date (reflected in the “Editor’s note” at the beginning of the article on the Kyzikene coins in Moscow and St. Petersburg in SNR 2007). Thus, the coinage of Kyzikos below is arranged accordingly. More controversially, Yuri Pokras (“A New Iconography for the Electrum Coins of Kyzikos,” The Celator November 2000, pp.18-26) has tried to argue that Athens invested Kyzikos with the status of subsidiary mint, and that the presence of specific types parallels each city-state’s inclusion into an alliance with Athens. The orator Aristotelis, in the second century BC, stated the following in his speech regarding the people of Kyzikos: “It is enough for one just to glance at the location and the nature of this city to immediately understand that the name ‘blissful’ given to it by God was factual, so convenient is its land and its sea. As it is built in front of Asia Minor and since its dominion extends from the Black Sea to the Hellespont, Kyzikos joins the two seas together or rather all the seas that man navigates. Thus, ships continuously pass by or arrive at the harbor or depart from the harbor. Justly it should be called ‘blissful’ just as is Corinth because, as it is built in the mid part of the seas, it joins, as if it was the center of the world, all men who sail the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Kolchis at the far side of the Black Sea.”

294 295 294. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (17mm, 16.06 g). Head of lion left; to right, tunny upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 39; Boston MFA 1414 = Warren 1537; SNG BN 178. VF. ($2000) 295. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 15.99 g). Heads of lion and ram, conjoined, back-to-back; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 54; Greenwell 118; Boston MFA 1422 = Warren 1543; cf. SNG BN 190 (hekte); BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –. VF. Very rare. ($3000)

296 297 296. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 16.16 g). Helmeted head of Athena left; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 64; Greenwell 26; Boston MFA 1432 = Warren 1445; SNG BN –; BMC 18; Gillet 1058; Gulbenkian 608; Jameson 2168 = Weber 4970; Myrmekion 9; Rosen 445 = SNG von Aulock 7282. VF. Very rare. ($3000) 297. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (20.5mm, 16.00 g). Winged dog squatting left, head reverted, on tunny fish left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 104; Greenwell 140; Boston MFA 1433 = Warren 1568 (same rev. punch); SNG BN 245 (same rev. punch); BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; cf. Rosen 485 (hekte); Weber 5019. VF, die shift on obverse. ($3000) 78


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298. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.02 g). Forepart of winged stag left; to right, tunny downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 102; Greenwell –; Boston MFA 1434 = Warren 1549; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 2181; Myrmekion –; Rosen 481; Weber –; Triton XX, lot 206; CNG 105, lot 155. VF. Rare. ($3000)

One of Two Known 299. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 15.95 g). Forepart of horse left; to right, tunny diagonally downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Hurter & Liewald I 40 (hekte); Triton XVII, lot 256; otherwise unpublished. VF. Extremely rare, one of two known. ($5000)

300 301 300. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18.5mm, 16.06 g). Griffin seated left, raising right forepaw, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 101; Greenwell 144; Boston MFA 1437 = Warren 1573; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen 479; Weber –; Triton XX, lot 207; CNG 105, lot 157 (same rev. punch). VF, edge splits. Very rare issue, not to be confused with the more common variety with a griffin standing (von Fritze 99). ($3000) 301. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (21mm, 15.99 g). Prow left, the lower hull decorated as a winged forepart of a wolf, the head of which forms the ship’s embolon (ram); below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 80; Greenwell 170; Boston MFA –; SNG BN 210 = Traité II 2797, pl. CLXXVII, 33 = de Luynes 2459; Ars-Classica & Naville XII, lot 1721 = Egger XXXIX, lot 304; Leu 52, lot 82; Triton XVIII, lot 571. VF. Extremely rare, the sixth known, two of which are in museums (Berlin and Paris). ($5000)

302. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (17.5mm, 16.15 g). Facing gorgoneion, mouth opened and tongue protruding between her teeth, six coiled serpents rising from her head, another two emanating from below her ears; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 129; cf. Greenwell 75 (unlisted denomination); Boston MFA 1445 = Warren 1492; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 2191 = Weber 4972; Myrmekion –; Rosen –. VF. Rare. ($3000) 79


3:1 3:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 303 304 303. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.67 g). Helmeted head of Athena left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 67; Boston MFA 1447 = Warren 1444; cf. SNG BN 195 (hemihekte). VF. Well centered, showing full crest. ($500) 2:1

304. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.69 g). Helmeted head of Athena left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 67; Boston MFA 1447 = Warren 1444; cf. SNG BN 195 (hemihekte). VF. ($500)

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305. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (16.5mm, 16.09 g). Bearded head of male left, in archaic style, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 66; Greenwell 78; Boston MFA –; cf. SNG BN 194 (hekte); BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; cf. Jameson 2170 (hekte); Myrmekion –; Rosen 446 (same rev. punch); Weber –; Triton XX, lot 218; CNG 105, lot 163. VF. Very rare as a stater. ($3000) 306. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (19.5mm, 16.10 g). Half-length figure of harpy left, holding in right hand a tunny by its tail, and raising left hand to its chin / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 75; Greenwell 98; Boston MFA 1448 = Warren 1519; SNG BN 205; Gillet –; cf. Gulbenkian 612 (hekte); Jameson –; Myrmekion 2; Rosen 454; Weber –. VF. Well centered. ($3000)

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307. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.08 g). Double-bodied sphinx with one head facing, wearing ouraios; both atop tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 128 (unlisted denomination); cf. Greenwell 101 (same); Boston MFA –; cf. SNG BN 280 (hekte); BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; Rosen –; Weber –; Triton XX, lot 224; CNG 105, lot 149. VF. Well centered. Very rare as a stater. ($3000) 308. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (19.5mm, 16.18 g). Sphinx with curved wings, raising right forepaw, standing left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 127; Greenwell 99; Boston MFA 1456 corr. (“lacking in von Fritze”); SNG BN 277; Gillet –; cf. Gulbenkian 1618 (hekte); Jameson –; Prospero 445; cf. Rosen 504 (hekte); Traité II 2720; Weber –. VF, a couple light scratches. ($3000) 80


309 310 309. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (21mm, 16.12 g). Sow standing left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 45; Greenwell 135; cf. Boston MFA 1465 (hekte); SNG BN 184; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 2164; Myrmekion –; cf. Rosen 437 (hekte); Weber –. VF. ($3000) 310. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 550-450 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.11 g). Nude male kneeling left, holding in his extended right hand a tunny fish by the tail / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 112; Greenwell 86; Boston MFA 1487 = Warren 1502; SNG BN 253; BMC –; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion –; cf. Rosen 488 (hekte); Weber –. VF. Well centered. ($3000)

Among the Most Artistic Kyzikos Staters

311. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (15.5mm, 16.05 g). Head of Apollo, wearing laurel wreath, facing slightly right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 132; Greenwell 17; Boston MFA 1492 = Warren 1436; SNG BN 283–4; BMC 56; Gillet 1079; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion 93; Prospero 460; Rosen –; Weber –. Good VF, toned, minor roughness. Among the most artistic types in the series. ($10,000)

Myth of Erichthonios

312. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (15.5mm, 16.02 g). The Earth (Gaia) rising out of the ground, bearing in both hands the infant Erichthonios; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 157; Greenwell 31; Boston MFA 1500 = Warren 1449; cf. SNG BN 304 (hekte); BMC 65; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson –; Myrmekion 77–9: Rosen –; Weber –; Kraay & Hirmer 713. VF, toned, slightly off center. ($5000) The myth of Erichthonios places him at the beginning of the line of Athenian kings. Born of Gaia through Hephaestus, the infant was entrusted to Athena, who gave him to the daughters of Kekrops of Athens in a sealed casket. When they opened the casket, the sight of the anguipedic (serpent-footed) Erichthonios drove the women to madness, and they hurled themselves off the Acropolis. Erichthonios was then left to found a new dynasty of the early kings of Athens. Although here the child is shown fully human, this rare Kyzikene stater is undoubtedly a representation of the beginning of this tale.

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313 314 313. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (16.5mm, 16.06 g). Bearded satyr kneeling left, drinking from amphora he holds in his hands, on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 173; Greenwell 43; Boston MFA 1507 = Warren 1464; SNG BN –; BMC –; Gillet 1066; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 2567; Myrmekion 35; Rosen –; Weber –. VF, toned, slightly off center. ($5000) 314. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (22mm, 16.00 g). Bull standing right, head lowered, on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 178; Greenwell 122; Boston MFA 1513 = Warren 1545; SNG BN 323; BMC 86; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Jameson 2206 = Weber 5013; Myrmekion 67–8; Rosen –. VF, toned. Well centered. ($3000)

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315. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Stater (16.5mm, 16.02 g). Poseidon, nude but for cloak hanging over his left shoulder, kneeling right, holding dolphin in extended right hand, left hand holding trident downward, on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 146; Greenwell 6; cf. Boston MFA 1516 = Warren 1428 (hekte); SNG BN –; BMC 62; Gillet –; Gulbenkian –; Hunt II 462 = NAC 66, lot 50; Jameson –; Myrmekion 99; Rosen –; Weber –; CNG 105, lot 199; M&M AG 47, lot 489. VF, toned. Very rare, Greenwell noted only two examples (in the BM and a private collection), and CoinArchives includes only the Hunt and CNG 105 pieces. Traité notes an example in Paris, but this is erroneous, and the illustration listed for that example is actually the BM coin. ($5000)

316. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 450-330 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.67 g). Poseidon, nude but for cloak hanging over his left shoulder, kneeling right, holding dolphin in extended right hand, left hand holding trident downward, on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze I 146; Boston MFA 1516 = Warren 1428; SNG BN –. Good VF. Well centered. ($2000)

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317. MYSIA, Lampsakos. Circa 500-450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 15.31 g). Forepart of Pegasos left; grapevine around / Quadripartite incuse square. Baldwin, Electrum, Period I, Group II, 12; SNG BN 1111; SNG von Aulock 1292 var. (monogram below Pegasos); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 305 var. (same); Boston MFA 1582. Good VF. Well struck. ($7500)

318. MYSIA, Parion. 5th century BC. AR Drachm (13.5mm, 3.84 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Disorganized linear pattern within incuse square. SNG BN 1351–2. Good VF. Excellent metal for issue. ($200)

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319. KINGS of PERGAMON. Attalos II Philadelphos. 158-138 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 12.69 g, 1h). Cistophoric type. Ephesos mint. Dated RY 21 (139/8 BC). Cista mystica within ivy wreath / Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; Å-˚ (date) across upper field, filleted double cornucopia to right. Kleiner, Dated, Series 2a, obv. die 4; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 1857 (same obv. die); DCA 317. Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck. ($500) 320. TROAS, Abydos. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Drachm (23mm, 4.21 g, 11h). In the name and types of Lysimachos of Thrace. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; in exergue, eagle standing right within ethnic. Marinescu pl. 74, b (this coin); CNG 85, lot 402 (same obv. die); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, slight bend and minor flan crack along edge. Extremely rare, one of two known drachms of this issue. ($300) Ex G. Hirsch 180 (24 November 1993), lot 154.

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321. AEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.50 g). Head of eagle left; ˚U-Â around / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Ashmolean –; SNG von Aulock 1623 var. (ethnic); SNG Copenhagen 31 var. (ethnic); Klein 333 corr. (ethnic). EF, lightly toned. Exceptional and rare with longer ethnic. ($200)

322. AEOLIS, Kyme. Circa 155-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.70 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Demetrios, magistrate. Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia / Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, d˙Â˙tr5o% in exergue; all within wreath. Oakley obv. die 63; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 76 (same obv. die). Good VF, some die wear. ($1000)

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323. AEOLIS, Larissa Phrikonis(?). 4th century BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.82 g, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle, with spread wings, flying upward, head left; club to lower left. Unpublished, but cf. CNG 79, lot 318 for an obol from this issue. VF, toned, slight roughness. Apparently unique as a tetrobol. ($300) A few obols of this type are known and have usually been attributed to Larissa Phrikonis. The attribution to this city is conjectural and is based largely on the fact that these do not fit among the coinages of the other known cities named Larissa. An example in Gorny & Mosch 212, lot 1951, was attributed to Larissa ad Kaystros in Ionia, but the reasoning is equally conjectural. The appearance of the present coin, the first tetrobol for the issue, adds some evidence to the puzzle. The style of the head of Apollo and the fabric of the flan are consistent with various other city coinage in the 4th century Troad, supporting the attribution to Phrikonis.

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324. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.58 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; M to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 19, obv. die 19; BMC 12. Near EF, lightly toned, minor deposits, die shift on reverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

325. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.85 g, 1h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; ¬ to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 22 (obv. die 29--unlisted for issue); SNG von Aulock 1663. Near EF, some die wear on obverse. Very rare obverse die, only one coin, of Issue 20, noted by Sacks for this die. ($750)

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326. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (35.5mm, 16.82 g, 1h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; ¯ to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 37 (dies 67/b); Triton XV, lot 1211 (same dies); Vinchon (30 March 1981), lot 42. Near EF, lightly toned. Well centered on a broad flan. ($750) 327. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33.5mm, 16.64 g, 1h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; · to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 39, obv. die 66; BMC 13 (same obv. die). Good VF. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 117 (29 June 2005), lot 35.

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328. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.45 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; to left, u above ` above ß; omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 42 var. (order of monograms). EF, toned, some weakness of strike on reverse. Unpublished variety, very rare thus. ($1000) This new variety should fall between Sacks’ issues 42 and 43. While it contains the same monograms of issue 42, the obverse die used on it was likely engraved by the same hand that engraved obverse die 81, the first die used in issue 43.

329. AEOLIS, Myrina. Circa 160-143 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 g, 12h). Stephanophoric type. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; ≥ to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath. Sacks Issue 44, dies 84/a; Kress 166, lot 488 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, a few light cleaning marks, a couple spots of deposits. Extremely rare issue, only one example recorded by Sacks. ($1500) Ex Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1212 (hammer $3350); Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 320.

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330. LESBOS, Unattributed Koinon mint. Circa 510-480 BC. BI Double Siglos (15mm, 10.98 g). Persic standard. Confronted cow heads; olive tree between / Small incuse square punch. Lazzarini, Contribution, Series III; HGC 6, 1076. Good VF, darkly toned. ($3000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 323; Auctiones AG 22 (16 June 1992), lot 273; Peus 264 (1 October 1963), lot 2785.

331. LESBOS, Unattributed Koinon mint. Circa 510-480 BC. BI Double Siglos (19.5mm, 10.99 g). Persic standard. Confronted cow heads; olive tree between / Small incuse square punch. Lazzarini, Contribution, Series III; HGC 6, 1076. VF, darkly toned. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 67 (22 September 2004), lot 656.

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332. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.55 g, 12h). Forepart of winged lion left / Incuse head of cock left; rectangular punch to right. Bodenstedt Em. 9.1; HGC 6, 933. Near EF, toned. Well centered and struck. ($500)

333. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.55 g, 9h). Forepart of winged lion left / Incuse head of cock left; rectangular punch to right. Bodenstedt Em. 9.1; HGC 6, 933. Good VF, toned, compact flan. ($300)

334. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 1h). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse head of calf right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 13; HGC 6, 938. Near EF, toned. Well centered. ($500)

335. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 12h). Head of roaring lion right / Incuse head of calf right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 13; HGC 6, 938. Near EF, lightly toned. ($500)

336. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.50 g, 8h). Head of roaring lion right; ¬E to left / Incuse head of calf right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 14; HGC 6, 939. Good VF, small edge split. ($300) 88


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337 338 337. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.52 g, 4h). Head of ram right; below, cock standing left, pecking at the ground / Incuse head of lion right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 16; HGC 6, 941. VF, toned. ($300) 338. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g, 12h). Head of ram right; below, cock standing left, pecking at the ground / Incuse head of lion right; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 16; HGC 6, 941. VF, toned, some die wear. ($300)

339 340 339. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.57 g, 7h). Gorgoneion / Incuse head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 19.1; HGC 6, 944. Good VF, lightly toned. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 61 (25 September 2002), lot 664.

340. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g, 7h). Gorgoneion / Incuse head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress; rectangular punch to left. Bodenstedt Em. 19.1; HGC 6, 944. VF, lightly toned. Well centered. ($300)

341. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.53 g, 4h). Head of ram left; below, cock standing right, pecking at the ground / Incuse head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress; incuse club below. Bodenstedt Em. 21; HGC 6, 947. VF, lightly toned. Well centered on a broad flan--rare as such. ($300)

342. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.52 g, 8h). Head of lion right; ¬E below / Incuse head of bull right. Bodenstedt Em. 28; HGC 6, 955. VF. Well centered. ($300) 89


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343 344 343. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.52 g, 9h). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Incuse head of bull right. Bodenstedt Em. 29; HGC 6, 956. VF, lightly toned, die rust on obverse. Well centered. ($300) 344. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.49 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Incuse facing head of lion. Bodenstedt Em. 30; HGC 6, 957. VF. Well centered. Rare. ($300)

346 345 345. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.51 g, 2h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Two steer heads confronted; ¬E above; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 35 (rev. die γ); HGC 6, 961 var. (letters not noted). VF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. Rare with letters on reverse. ($300) 346. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g, 6h). Diademed head of Silenos right / Two ram heads butting each other; palmette above; all in incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 37; HGC 6, 963. VF, lightly toned. High relief. ($300)

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347. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.52 g, 8h). Diademed head of Silenos right / Two ram heads butting each other within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 37 var. (palmette above ram heads); HGC 6, 963 var. (same); CNG 105, lot 250. VF. High relief. Very rare without palmette between ram heads. ($300) 348. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.52 g, 7h). Bare male head right / Head of calf right in double linear square within incuse circle. Bodenstedt Em. 39; HGC 6, 965. VF. Well centered. ($300)

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349 350 349. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.55 g, 11h). Young male head right, wearing tainia / Crested Corinthian helmet right; Â to right; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 40; HGC 6, 966. VF, lightly toned. ($300) 350. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.53 g, 3h). Forepart of goat right, head reverted / Owl standing facing, wings spread, within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 42; HGC 6, 968. Good VF, toned. ($500)

351. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 6h). Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia / Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, hair in sphendone, within shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 43; HGC 6, 969. Good VF. ($500)

352 353 352. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (11mm, 2.58 g, 5h). Female head right, wearing sphendone / Female and male terminal figures standing confronted; all in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 46; HGC 6, 972. VF, lightly toned, slightly off center. Very rare. ($300) 353. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.59 g, 1h). Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right / Confronted calf heads; palmette above; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 50; HGC 6, 976 corr. (palmette not always present). VF, lightly toned. ($300)

354. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.55 g, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of Silenos right within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 51; HGC 6, 977. Good VF, lightly toned. ($500) 91


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355. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.59 g, 4h). Young male head right, wearing tainia / Wreathed male head right, wearing long beard, in incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 52; HGC 6, 978. VF, lightly toned. Struck on a broad flan. ($300) 356. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 3h). Wreathed head of young Dionysos right / Kantharos; ivy leaves flanking base; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 53.1; HGC 6, 979. VF, toned, slightly off center. ($300)

357 358 357. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of calf right within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 56; HGC 6, 982. Good VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. ($500) 358. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.50 g, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Confronted rams’ heads; palmette above and below; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 57; HGC 6, 983 corr. (palmettes not noted). Good VF, toned, some die wear on obverse. ($300)

359 360 359. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.53 g, 12h). Forepart of winged lion left / Sphinx seated right in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 63; HGC 6, 989 corr. (winged lion, not boar). Good VF, toned. Well centered on a broad flan. ($500) 360. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.65 g, 12h). Forepart of winged lion left / Sphinx seated right in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 63; HGC 6, 989 corr. (winged lion, not boar). Good VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. ($500) 92


3:1 3:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 2:1 361 362 361. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g, 6h). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / Head of Amazon right, wearing ornate helmet, in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 64; HGC 6, 990. VF. Small spot of flat strike on reverse. ($300) 362. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.53 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Ares right / Helmeted head of Amazon right in linear border within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 65; HGC 6, 991. Good VF, lightly toned, compact flan. ($300)

2:1 3:1 2:1 363. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 412-378 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 6h). Bearded head of Ares right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Crested Corinthian helmet facing in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 66; HGC 6, 992. VF, lightly toned. Rare. ($300)

364. IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 405-390 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 15.04 g, 12h). Therimachos, magistrate. Bee / Forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left, QEr5ÂÅcos to right. Hecatomnus p. 103, 19 var. (O6/R16 [obv. die unlisted for issue]); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, a little porous. Very rare with this magistrate, none in CoinArchives. ($750)

365. IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 390-325 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 15.32 g, 12h). Contemporary imitation. Agnon, magistrate. Bee / Forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left, Å˝@W@ to right. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, lightly toned. Well centered. Very rare imitation of this series. ($750) A rare high quality imitation that was struck on a folded flan of another coin, with traces of the types visible on the edge. It is also interesting that there is no known magistrate named Agnon among those found on the official issues.

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366. IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 202-150 BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.03 g, 11h). Satyros, magistrate. Bee / Stag standing right; palm tree in background, sÅtUro[s] to right. Kinns, Attic, p. 90; SNG Copenhagen 298. Good VF, toned, minor porosity. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection, purchased from Art of Money, Portland, Oregon, c. 1994.

367. IONIA, Ephesos. Circa 123-119 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.32 g, 12h). Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephanos and single-pendant earring, hair drawn together and tied in the back, bow and quiver over shoulder / Cult statue of Artemis of Ephesos facing, arms outstretched horizontally at sides, fillet hanging from each; E-f flanking its head, thymiaterion to inner right. Jenkins, Hellenistic, pl. B, 6 = BM 1896,0601.67 = Montagu I 567 (same dies); Head p. 69, 2–6 var. (control mark); Gulbenkian 985 var. (same); Münzen und Medaillen AG 41, lot 191 (same dies). Near EF, minor die wear on obverse, a couple light marks in fields. Well struck. Very rare, none with this symbol in CoinArchives. ($10,000) This coin is struck from the same obverse die as two other staters that Jenkins was able to securely date to 122/1 BC and 121/0 BC, so he assumed that this issue, with thymiaterion must belong to the years adjacent to these (see Jenkins, Hellenistic, p. 184).

368. IONIA, Erythrai(?). 6th century BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (13mm, 4.66 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Rosette with central pellet and eight petals / Incuse rectangle. SNG Kayhan –; SNG von Aulock 7786; SNG Copenhagen –; Boston MFA –; Elektron –; Rosen –; Traité –; Roma E-17, lot 227. VF. Very rare. ($1000) See Gorny & Mosch 211, lots 336 and 340, for a hekte and hemihekte that are likely from the same issue as this trite.

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369. IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.58 g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin; the lion skin has three rays emanating from its forehead and snout / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG Kayhan 737–8 var. (without rays); cf. SNG von Aulock 1942 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen –; cf. Boston MFA 1806–7 var. (same); CNG 105, lot 295; CNG E-332, lot 59. Good VF. Well centered. Very rare variety. ($500) An interesting variety of this type with the lion skin having three rays emanating from its forehead and snout, much like the earlier electrum coinage issued by the Lydian kings (see, e.g., Weidauer 86–9).

3:1 2:1 2:1 3:1 370. IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Incuse square with mill-sail design. Cf. SNG Kayhan 737–8 (quadripartite incuse); cf. SNG von Aulock 1942 (same); SNG Copenhagen –; cf. Boston MFA 1806–7 (same); CNG 105, lot 297; CNG 103, lot 253. VF, lightly toned. Very rare with this incuse. ($300)

3:1 2:1 3:1 2:1 371. IONIA, Erythrai. Circa 550-500 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.55 g). Head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Hexapartite incuse square. Cf. SNG Kayhan 737–8 (quadripartite incuse); cf. SNG von Aulock 1942 (same); SNG Copenhagen –; cf. Boston MFA 1806–7 (same); CNG 103, lot 252 (same die and punch). Good VF. Very rare with this incuse. ($300)

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372. IONIA, Herakleia ad Latmon. Circa 140-135 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.95 g, 9h). Stephanophoric type. Helmeted head of Athena right / Club; below, owl flanked by b and c; all within oak wreath. Lavva, Silberprägung, Group I, 3–5 var. (V3/R– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG von Aulock 1978; SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 71 (same dies). Near EF, attractively toned, area of flat strike. ($1500) Ex Weil (22 January 2013), lot 15.

373. IONIA, Klazomenai. Circa 425-400 BC. AR Drachm (14.5mm, 3.56 g, 10h). Forepart of winged boar right / Head of ram right within incuse square. SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Kayhan 1298; Jameson 2255; Traité II 1979; Winterthur 2999. Near EF, attractively toned. Rare. ($400) Ex Cederlind 132 (4 October 2004), lot 71.

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374. IONIA, Kolophon. Circa 530/25-500 BC. AR Twelfth Stater (7mm, 0.75 g). Archaic head left / Rough incuse square. Kim & Kroll p. 73; cf. SNG Kayhan 342 (twenty-fourth stater); cf. SNG von Aulock 1808–9 (same); SNG Berry 1039. Superb EF, toned, slight granularity. Rare denomination, and exceptional for issue. ($300) Ex Gorny & Mosch 180 (12 October 2009), lot 177.

375. IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 282-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.84 g, 1h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; S in left field; maeander pattern in exergue. Price 2021; O. Hoover, “Commerce (“Pamphylia or Cilicia” Hoard), 2000 (CH 10, 292)” in Coin Hoards X (2010), 121 (this coin). Near EF, toned, slightly weak strike on reverse. Extremely rare, only one in CoinArchives, none in Pella, none in ANS photofile. ($500) From the Jonathan K. Kern Collection. Ex 2000 Unknown Findspot Hoard (CH X, 292). Price cites an example in the ANS, but that coin is not listed in their database.

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Late Hellenistic Stater of Magnesia

376. IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Circa 125-120 BC. AV Stater (18.5mm, 8.47 g, 12h). Euphemos, son of Pausanias, “magistrate”. Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephanos, hair drawn together and tied in the back, bow and quiver over shoulder / Nike, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left, driving fast biga of horses right; ÂÅ˝@˙tW[@] above, EUf˙Âos ∏ÅUsÅ@5o[U] in two lines below. Heritage 3096 (3 August 2017), lot 30066 (same dies); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, slight die rust. Well centered and struck. ($20,000) The name on this issue is the same as that on an issue of stephanephori that was struck circa 150-140 BC. Whether these two issues name the same individual is uncertain. In his study of the stephanephoroi of Magnesia, Jones connected that individual with the neokoros of the temple of Artemis Leukophryene named in an inscription dated to 112/1 BC (IC III iv 9). If this is correct, then it would be reasonable to assume that this individual was also responsible for the present issue of staters. It is also possible that these similarly-named individuals were two members of the same family, such as a grandfather and grandson. The appearance of this previously unknown issue at Magnesia adds another city of western Asia Minor to the list of those that struck a gold coinage in the late Hellenistic period. Previously, such issues were known at Ephesos, Miletos, Smryna, and Tralles. Until Jenkins’ study of the Ephesos staters in 1987 (see Jenkins, Hellenistic), all of these were previously thought to have been issues struck in celebration of Mithradates VI’s liberation of the cities from Roman control. With the exception of Smyrna and a discrete portion of the issues of Ephesos, all are now known to have been struck in the mid-late 2nd century BC, as there are direct parallels between the staters and various cistophori struck in their respective cities. All of these staters are civic in nature, featuring the patron deity of the city on the obverse, and reverses referencing aspects of each city’s particular civic identity. The fact that Magnesia did not strike cistophori is one aspect that separates the present issue from the other cities’ gold. Thus, the dating of the issue relies upon the assumption that the “magistrate” named is the same as that found on the stephanophoroi, as noted above. The reverse design also distinguishes this issue. While the obverse is unexceptional, featuring the same profile portrait of Artemis found on the stephanephoroi and later bronze issues, the reverse with Nike driving a fast biga is quite perplexing, as it does not apparently represent an aspect of the civic mythology or identity, but rather an actual event. The type likely commemorates some victory that had a local significance, but our knowledge of Magnesia’s history in the second century BC is scant. There are no political or military actions that are known for the period, but the type may be related to the games of the Leukophryena, which was an important panhellenic festival in honor of Artemis Leukophryene. If the “magistrate” named on the coin is the individual who held the position of the temple neokoros in 112/1 BC, then such a connection is quite likely.

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377. IONIA, Miletos. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (20mm, 13.97 g). Lion reclining left, head reverted, within rectangular frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments / Central oblong punch, containing three pellets connected in Λ shape and a fox standing left, flanked by two square punches containing, respectively, a stellate pattern and a stag’s head left. Weidauer 126; Elektron I 61; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Kayhan 440; Boston MFA 1882; Konuk & Lorber fig. 18; Kraay & Hirmer 591; Traité I 19 = C. Greenwell, “On some Rare Greek Coins” in NC 1897, pl. XI, 17; Zhuyuetang 18. Good VF, some roughness. ($5000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 61 (25 September 2002), lot 694.

378. IONIA, Miletos. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Stater (19.5mm, 13.87 g). Lion reclining left, head reverted, within rectangular frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments / Central oblong punch, containing three pellets connected in Λ shape and a fox standing left, flanked by two square punches containing, respectively, a stellate pattern and a stag’s head right. Weidauer 126 var.; Elektron I 61 var.; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Kayhan 440 var.; Boston MFA 1882 var.; Konuk & Lorber fig. 18 var.; Kraay & Hirmer 591 var.; Traité I 19 var.; Zhuyuetang 18 var. (all with stag’s head left). Good VF, toned. ($5000)

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Electrum Coinage of Phokaia

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Electrum Coinage of Phokaia

379 380 379. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.57 g). Head of lion left; small seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 13. Near EF. Very rare. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 285.

380. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.57 g). Small head of griffin left; to right, small seal upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 22.1. VF, lightly toned. Well centered. ($300)

381 382 381. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.59 g). Head of female left, wearing stephanos; to right, seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 33. Good VF. ($500) 382. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.55 g). Horned head of river god left; to right, small seal upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 35. Near EF. Well centered. ($750)

383 384 383. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.50 g). Bearded head of Silenos facing, wearing ivy wreath; to left, small seal upward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 67. Good VF. Very rare. ($1000) Ex Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1229.

384. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g). Head of young male left, wearing Silenos mask on top of his head; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 70. VF, toned. ($300) 100


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385 386 385. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.54 g). Head of female left, with her hair tied up in a sakkos; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 72. VF, toned, small die break on obverse. Very rare, only one noted by Bodenstedt, and four in CoinArchives. ($300) 386. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.54 g). Head of Pan(?) left; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 75. VF, lightly toned. Rare. ($300)

387 388 387. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53 g). Bearded male head left; [to right, small seal upward] / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 76. VF. Rare. ($300) 388. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Head of female left; [below, small seal left] / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 78. VF, lightly toned. ($300)

389 390 389. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin; at base of neck, small dolphin left / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 80. VF, toned. Well struck for issue. ($300) 390. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.58 g). Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 82. VF, toned. ($300)

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391. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.49 g). Helmeted head of Athena left; to right, small seal downward / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 91. VF, toned. ($300)

392. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wreath; [small seal not visible] / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt –; Triton XIX, lot 232; CNG 105, lot 333. Good VF, toned. Very rare. ($500)

393. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Laureate female head left, hair in sakkos; [below, small inverted seal right] / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 102. VF, toned. ($300)

394. IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 387-326 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.52 g). Head of Omphale left, wearing lion skin; club behind neck; below, small seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 107. Near EF, deeply toned. ($750) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 390 (hammer $2300). In expiation for his murder of Iphitos at Tiryns, Herakles was ordered by the Delphic oracle to serve Omphale, the queen of Lydia, for one year. During this time, he performed a number of labors, similar to those which he undertook while serving Eurystheus, including the capture of the Kerkopes, the killing of the Syleus, and the conquest of the city of the Itones. At the same time, he was forced to wear women’s clothing and spin wool and, according to the poet Ovid (Fasti 2.305), at one point during this time Omphale even wore Herakles’ lion skin and carried his club while ordering him about. However, these actions seemed to have little ill-effect on the hero; after his year’s service was completed, Herakles married Omphale.

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395 396 395. IONIA, Teos. Circa 500-450 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 12.01 g). Griffin with curled wings seated right, raising forepaw; grape bunch on vine to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke Series Ca1; Balcer Group VII, 15; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 2254. Good VF, toned. Rare symbol. ($2000) Ex Hess-Divo 309 (28 April 2008), lot 65.

396. IONIA, Teos. Circa 450-425 BC. AR Stater (20.5mm, 11.80 g). Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; owl to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke Series C, Group Cb1; Balcer Group LI, 100 (A100/P132); Pozzi 2518 (same dies).. EF, even deep gray tone with golden hues around the devices, underlying luster. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection.

Among the Earliest Coinage

397. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.29 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface / Two incuse squares. Weidauer 4; Karwiese, Artemision, Type I.1; Elektron I 4; Traité I –; SNG Kayhan 674. As made. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 33 (16 July 2001), lot 63388.

398 399 398. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (11.5mm, 4.58 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Globular surface with cluster of pellets / Two incuse squares. Weidauer –; Traité I 3; Elektron –; Rosen 253; SNG Kayhan –; SNG von Aulock 7761; Boston MFA 1749; Pozzi 2350. Near EF, as made. Very rare. ($2000) 399. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.30 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Globular surface with cluster of pellets / Two incuse squares. Weidauer –; Traité I –; Elektron II 10; Rosen –; SNG Kayhan –; SNG von Aulock –; Tkalec (February 2013), lot 81. Near EF, as made. Very rare. ($1500)

2:1 3:1 2:1 400. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Myshemihekte – Twenty-fourth Stater (6mm, 0.62 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square. Weidauer –; Karwiese, Artemision, Type I.6; Robinson, Coins 4 = Head, Coins 4; Elektron II 15; Rosen –; Traité I 14–5; SNG Kayhan 682; SNG von Aulock 7768. Good VF. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 73 (13 September 2006), lot 333.

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Unpublished Hemistater

401. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. EL Hemistater (16mm, 8.30 g). Phokaic standard(?). Uncertain design (square?) / Incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, crude, edge splits, some crystallization with granular structure, traces of enrichment of surface gold content. Extremely rare, one other example known (in commerce). ($1500)

2:1 3:1 2:1 402. IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 0.86 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Facing lion head / Incuse square. Weidauer 162–5; cf. Elektron I 19 (trite); Traité I 32; SNG Kayhan 712. EF. Exceptional for issue. ($1000) Ex CNG Inventory 803244 (November 2007).

403. ISLANDS off IONIA, Chios. Circa 380-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 14.79 g, 11h). Eorynomos, magistrate. Sphinx seated left; to left, grape bunch above amphora; all on shallow convex surface / Quadripartite incuse square, with striated quarters and thick bands; EorU@oÂo% on horizontal band. Mavrogordato 49; Pixodarus 11; HGC 6, 1116. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, slightly off center on obverse. ($2000)

404. ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 408/4-380/66 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 15.12 g, 7h). Leos, magistrate. Facing lion scalp / Forepart of bull right; ¬Eos above, olive branch to left, g and sÅ below; all within shallow incuse square. Barron Class X, 133–4 var. (unlisted dies); HGC 6, 1218; Hecatomnus 45 = CNG E-399, lot 190 = Lanz 26, lot 250 (same dies?); Hirsch 1530; Weber 6305. Near EF, a touch of porosity, some die wear. Rare with this magistrate. ($3000)

405. LYDIA, Uncertain. 6th century BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12.5mm, 4.71 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Forepart of lion left / Double incuse square punch. Cf. Spier 9–11 (smaller denominations, but one punch [P4] on each is also used for the present coin); cf. Weidauer 57–8 (staters); SNG Kayhan 1735; cf. CNG 85, lot 440 (hekte, one same punch [P4]). Near VF, toned. Extremely rare as a trite, only the Kayhan piece published. ($1000) Through an examination of punches used, Spier linked this issue with a lion forepart to another featuring a boar’s head. It is possible that the Kayhan piece is from a separate issue, as it has a subtly different style, and none of the punches used for that coin are used among the dielinked coins.

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406 407 406. KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes – Kroisos. Circa 620/10-550/39 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12.5mm, 4.71 g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, “sun” with multiple rays on forehead / Two incuse squares. Weidauer Group XVI, 86–9; SNG Ashmolean 749–53. Near EF. ($2000) 407. KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes – Kroisos. Circa 620/10-550/39 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12.5mm, 4.75 g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, “sun” with multiple rays on forehead / Two incuse squares. Weidauer Group XVI, 86–9; SNG Ashmolean 749–53. Good VF, toned, some light scratches in one incuse. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection.

2:1 3:1 2:1 408. KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Alyattes – Kroisos. Circa 620/10-550/39 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7.mm, 1.19 g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, sun with no rays on forehead / Incuse square. Weidauer Group XVI, 90; SNG Ashmolean 757. EF. ($500)

Prototype Stater: World’s First Gold Coin

409. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 10.77 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Prototype issue. Confronted foreparts of lion, with sun on forehead, and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 1; Konuk & Lorber fig. 25 = CH VIII, pl. I, Hoard 7, no. 40 = Triton XV, lot 1243; Athena Fund I 58; McClean 8635; NAIM-BAN 6; Ward 723. VF, minor scrape on obverse. Very rare. ($20,000) The ‘Kroisos’ type coinage is one of the most recognizable of all ancient Greek coinage. All of the issues in the bimetallic, gold and silver, series feature the same confronted lion and bull foreparts on the obverse, and two incuse punches (or a single punch in the case of small denominations) on the reverse. The series began on a ‘heavy’ standard, with gold and silver staters of equal weight, around 10.6-10.7 grams, which was later reduced to about 8.17 grams for the gold. Recent studies have shown that coins of both standards circulated together, but that the heavy standard was only used for a relatively short time compared to the light standard, which continued to be used into the Persian period. The Kroiseids have also traditionally been broken down into two stylistic groups, ‘realistic’ and ‘stylized’, with hoard evidence suggesting that the former belonged to the time of Kroisos, while the latter were of the time of the Persians. The present coin, however, is from an issue that constitutes a third group that has a more archaic style, which has features that suggest it is the first issue of Kroisos’ bimetallic coinage. This prototype issue was first noted and analyzed in an article by Paolo Naster in 1964 (“Une série aberrante de Créséides” in BSFN 19 (1964), pp. 364–5, reprinted in P. Naster, Scripta Nummaria: Contributions à la méthodologie numismatique [Louvian-la-Neuve, 1983], pp. 76–7). The archaic character of the type is most evident in the bull, where the fine waves of hair on the later coinage are here represented as a series of pelleted lines emanating from a solid arc that forms the animal’s neckline. At the same time, antecedents of the style of the lion can be seen in the earlier electum coinage, particularly the hemihektai of Weidauer’s Group XVI. The most significant feature linking this issue to the electrum, though, is the appearance of the small pellet or protuberance on the head of the lion. This feature, usually featuring rays emanating from it, is canonical on all the earlier electrum coinage from the time of Ardys until the early part of Kroisos’ reign. It is a feature that is totally lacking on the bimetallic coinage of the ‘realistic’ and, later, ‘stylized’ character. A final unusual feature particular to this issue is the depiction of the arms of the lion and bull, which are shown bent nearly 90 degrees at their mid-point, rather than in a straight line from shoulder to paw and hoof. The rarity today of these early style staters also suggests that the issue was short-lived, perhaps a trial run before the style was standardized. Martin Price also noted this unusual emission of staters (“Croesus or Pseudo-Croesus?” in Festschrift Mildenberg, p. 221, n. 25), and, like Naster, placed them between the electrum and the gold of standard style.

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410. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 10.80 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Regular issue. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 2; Le Rider, Naissance, pl. V, 2; Traité I 396; SNG Ashmolean 759; BMC 30; Boston MFA 2068–9; Gulbenkian 756. EF, lustrous. ($15,000)

411. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Stater (16.5mm, 10.77 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Regular issue. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 2; Le Rider, Naissance, pl. V, 2; Traité I 396; SNG Ashmolean 759; BMC 30; Boston MFA 2068–9; Gulbenkian 756. Good VF, scattered marks and a couple scuffs. ($10,000)

412. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 10.74 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Regular issue. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 2; Le Rider, Naissance, pl. V, 2; Traité I 396; SNG Ashmolean 759; BMC 30; Boston MFA 2068–9; Gulbenkian 756. VF. ($5000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Waddell 50 (ND [2002]), lot 1.

Three Heavy Series Fractions

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413. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 1.78 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Walburg Group III; Berk 7; Traité I 400 = de Luynes 2800. Good VF, underlying luster. Very rare denomination for heavy standard. ($3000)

3:1 3:1 2:1 2:1 414 415 415 414. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Twelfth Stater (6.5mm, 0.90 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Walburg Group V; Berk 9; Traité I –. Choice EF. Very rare denomination for heavy standard. ($1000) 2:1

415. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AV Twenty-fourth Stater (5.5mm, 0.45 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Incuse square. Berk 14; Traité I –; BMC –; Boston MFA –; CNG 105, lot 363; CNG 102, lot 500. Near EF, lustrous. Rare. ($750) 106


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418. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Stater (20.5mm, 10.49 g). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares of unequal size. Berk 20; SNG Ashmolean 760. Good VF, toned, a little granular. ($2000)

419 420 419. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Third Stater (14mm, 3.49 g). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares of unequal size. Berk 24; SNG Ashmolean 772 (Persian period). Good VF, toned, some granularity. ($500) 420. KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Sixth Stater (11mm, 1.75 g). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 25; SNG Ashmolean 773 (Persian period). Good VF, toned, some granularity. Well struck. ($500)

421. KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Cyrus – Darios I. Circa 550/39-520 BC. AR Siglos (16mm, 5.20 g). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two incuse squares. Berk 22; SNG Ashmolean 762–6 and 769–71. Near EF, toned, only a hint of the typical porosity. Exceptional for issue. ($750)

422. CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 6.17 g, 6h). Forepart of lion right / Head of Aphrodite right, wearing tainia, within incuse square. Cahn 71.17 (V36/R52 – this coin); SNG Copenhagen 242; BMC 15; Jameson 2299; Weber 6472 (all from the same dies). Near EF, attractively toned. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 373; LHS 103 (5 May 2009), lot 131; Monetarium 28 (Spring 1979), no. 39; Münzen und Medaillen X (22 June 1951), lot 298 (Cahn lists a further pedigree to the P.V. Ilsted Collection, but this cannot be confirmed, and the coin is not listed in the Ilsted coins in Cahn’s Index).

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423. CARIA, Knidos. Circa 395-380 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.05 g, 2h). Kleosthenes, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite left, hair in ampyx and sphendone; behind neck, prow left / Forepart of lion left; [˚¬]EosQE@˙s below; all within incuse square. Hecatomnus 32 (A13/P30); SNG Keckman –; Consul Weber 3131 (same obv. die); Gulbenkian 761 (same obv. die); Hunt IV 379 (same obv. die). Good VF, dark iridescent tone, slightly off center. Rare. ($1000)

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424. CARIA, Knidos. Circa 350-330/20 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.06 g, 12h). Theumelon, magistrate. Head of Aphrodite right, hair tied at back, wearing stephanos, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; behind neck, Phrygian helmet right / Forepart of lion right; QEUÂE¬W@ to upper right, ˚@5 below. Ashton, Late 13–4 var. (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Keckman –; BMC 39A; Gulbenkian 1004 = Jameson 1537a. EF, lightly toned. Fine style dies struck on a broad flan. Very rare. ($7500) 425. CARIA, Mylasa (or Kaunos). Mid 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.11 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; labrys in left field. Price 2074 (Miletos or Mylasa); Thompson, Alexandrine, Group 3, 20. EF, toned. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 (Spring 2014), no. 975117.

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426. SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 15.06 g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Struck circa 370-360 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right, drapery around neck / Zeus Labraundos standing right. Konuk, Identities 21; Babelon, Perses 397; Traité II 91; SNG Copenhagen 590. VF, lightly toned, some horn silver, slight die shift on reverse. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection.

427. SATRAPS of CARIA. Maussolos. Circa 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 14.78 g, 12h). Halikarnassos mint. Struck circa 370-360 BC. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right, drapery around neck / Zeus Labraundos standing right; m to left. Konuk, Identities 21; Babelon, Perses 397 var. (no monogram); Traité II 95; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock 2358. Good VF, deep iridescent tone, metal flaw on reverse. ($1500)

428. SATRAPS of CARIA. Hidrieus. Circa 351/0-344/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 15.14 g, 1h). Halikarnassos mint. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right, drapery around neck / Zeus Labraundos standing right; Â to left. Konuk, Identities 28; Babelon, Perses 409 var. (letter on rev.); cf. Traité II 102bis (drachm); cf. SNG Copenhagen 594 (drachm). Good VF, toned, small metal flaw on obverse. Rare tetradrachm with this control mark. ($1500)

429. ISLANDS off CARIA, Kos. Circa 400-385 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.54 g, 11h). Persias, magistrate. Bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin / Crab; πErs5Ås above, club below; all in dotted square within incuse square. Stefanaki Series IV, Issue 7, 134–41; HGC 6, 1301. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some minor roughness. ($2000) 109


430. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 408/7-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 15.16 g, 12h). Chian standard. Head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose; scallop shell to lower left. Hecatomnus 78 (A15/P– [unlisted rev. die]); Ashton 3; HGC 6, 1417; SNG Ashmolean 527 = Jameson 1549; SNG Keckman –; SNG von Aulock –; CNG 97, lot 247 (same dies; hammer $11,000). Near EF, granular surfaces. Rare. ($3000)

431. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.55 g, 12h). Ameinias, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; prow to left, ÅÂE5@5-Å% flanking stem. Ashton 212; HGC 6, 1432. Good VF, struck with worn obverse die. ($750)

432. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 229-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 13.55 g, 12h). Eukrates, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; EU˚rÅt˙s above, thunderbolt to left. Ashton 214; HGC 6, 1432. EF, toned, slightly off center. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXVII (29 September 1993), lot 624.

433. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 205-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.79 g, 11h). Rhodes mint; Damatrios, magistrate. Civic issue, struck circa 205-190 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, dÅÂÅtr5o% above rose. Ashton 253; Kleiner, Alexander, Series X, obv. die T; Price 2521; HGC 6, 1455. Near EF, underlying luster, minor die shift on obverse. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Collection C.P.A (Classical Numismatic Group 78, 14 May 2008), lot 392; Gorny & Mosch 108 (3 April 2001), lot 1166.

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434. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.58 g, 12h). Plinthophoric standard. Antaios, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to left; Å@tÅ5os above, sun to lower right; all within incuse square. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, 128; HGC 6, 1460. Superb EF, lustrous. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 784675 (April 2007); Ponterio 141 (12 January 2007), lot 1487.

435. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.94 g, 12h). Plinthophoric standard. Antaios, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to left; Å@tÅ5os above, sun to lower right; all within incuse square. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, 128; HGC 6, 1460. Superb EF, lustrous. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 157065 (April 2005).

436. ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.22 g). Euphantor, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose seen from above; winged kerykeion and EUfÅ@tWr around. Ashton & Weiss 297–8 var. (unlisted dies); HGC 6, 1456. Good VF, deeply toned, slight die wear, a couple tiny marks on obverse. Rare. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

437. LYCIA, Uncertain. Circa 520-470/60 BC. AR Stater (17mm, 9.23 g). Predynastic period. Forepart of boar left / Incuse square, with indentations on three sides, divided by large X. Müseler II 1–2; Falghera 19; SNG Copenhagen 4. Good VF, toned. ($500) Ex Tkalec (26 November 2014), lot 87.

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438. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 410-390 BC. AR Stater (17.5mm, 8.54 g, 3h). Telmessos mint. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with spiral palmette and three olive leaves; between neck guard and crest, t above j (TE in Lycian) / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; efrgE ([KH]ERÊI in Lycian) before, tf¬f∫fC[ECf] (TELEBEH[IHE] in Lycian) behind; all within incuse square. Mørkholm & Zahle II 52 = SNG Copenhagen Supp. 451 var. (letters on obv.); Müseler VI, 62–4 (same dies); Falghera –; Reuter –; SNG von Aulock 4198 var. (same); Sunrise 79 (same dies); Triton XX, lot 319 (same dies); Triton XVIII, lot 683 (same dies). EF-Superb EF, toned, struck with worn obverse die. Exceptional portrait of Herakles, finely detailed. ($3000) From the R. West Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 505.

439. DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 410-390 BC. AR Stater (17mm, 8.53 g, 1h). Telmessos mint. Helmeted head of Athena right; ef (KH in Lycian) behind and on neck guard / Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; efrgE (KhERÊI in Lycian) before, [tf¬f∫f]CE ([TELEBE]HE in Lycian) behind; all within incuse square. Mørkholm & Zahle II 53; Müseler VI 61–3; Falghera –; SNG von Aulock 4198 (same obv. die, but not noting letter on neck guard); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 451 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, struck with worn reverse die. Rare and exceptional with both letters visible on obverse. ($750) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 100 (7 October 2015), lot 1535; Classical Numismatic Group 96 (14 May 2014), lot 505.

440. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. AR Stater (25mm, 10.89 g, 6h). Two wrestlers grappling; Å˚ between / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; c/m: head of lion right within incuse circle. Tekin Series 4; SNG BN 84. EF, toned, slight die wear. Well centered. ($1000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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441. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380/75-330/25 BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 10.98 g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; lf between / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right. Tekin Series 4; SNG BN 105. Good VF, lightly toned. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 728370 (November 2001).

442. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 330/25-300/250 BC. AR Stater (25mm, 10.06 g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; E between / Slinger in throwing stance right; to right, triskeles above club; o between legs. Tekin Series 5; SNG BN 122; SNG von Aulock 4577 (this coin). Good VF, toned, die break on obverse. Well centered. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 464; Hans von Aulock Collection, 4577.

443. PISIDIA, Selge. Circa 325-250 BC. AR Stater (27mm, 10.00 g, 12h). Two wrestlers grappling; K between / Slinger in throwing stance right; to right, triskeles above club. SNG BN 1941–3. Near EF. Well centered and struck on a broad flan. Exceptional for issue. ($1000) Ex Triton XIX (5 January 2016), lot 101.

444. CILICIA, Nagidos. Circa 400-385/4 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 10.70 g, 6h). Aphrodite seated left, holding phiale over altar to left; to right, Eros standing left, crowning her with wreath / Dionysos standing left, holding grape bunch on vine and thyrsos; Å-in-wreath to left. Casabonne Type 4; Lederer 25 (same obv. die); SNG BN –; SNG Levante –; BMC 12 (same obv. die). EF, lustrous, some die rust. ($750) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 81 (20 May 2009), lot 560.

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445 446 445. CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames). Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. AR Stater (21.5mm, 10.36 g, 11h). Struck circa 380 BC. Female head facing slightly left / Helmeted and bearded male head (Ares?) right. Casabonne Type 1; Moysey Issue 4; SNG France 258-70; SNG Levante 79. Good VF, toned, struck from worn and reengraved dies. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

446. CILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa (Datames). Satrap of Cilicia and Cappadocia, 384-361/0 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.70 g, 11h). Struck circa 375 BC. Baaltars seated right, torso facing, holding grain ear, grape-bunch, and eagletipped scepter; lotus below throne; all within crenelated wall / Satrap, wearing Persian dress, seated right, holding arrow; winged solar disk to upper right, bow to lower right; c/m: bull standing right within incuse square. Casabonne Type 2; Moysey Issue 6; SNG France 282 = de Luynes 2839 = Traité II 609; SNG Levante 85 (this coin). Good VF, toned, die break on obverse. ($500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 100 (7 October 2015), lot 1553; Classical Numismatic Group 96 (14 May 2014), lot 516; Eduardo Levante Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 64, 24 September 2003), lot 337.

447 448 447. CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 10.94 g, 2h). Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; bow(?) below throne / Lion attacking stag left; Î to lower right; all within incuse square. Casabonne Series 1, Group A; SNG BN 318; SNG Levante –; SNG Ashmolean 1856. Good VF, toned, die break and light deposits on obverse. Well centered. ($500) 448. CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. AR Stater (22.5mm, 10.82 g, 7h). Baaltars seated left, holding eagle, grain ear, grapes, and scepter; tr (Aramaic TR) to lower left, M (Aramaic M) below throne / Lion attacking bull left; å below. Casabonne Series 2, Group C; SNG BN –; SNG Levante 106. EF, toned, slight die shift on obverse. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

449. CILICIA, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 10.77 g, 2h). Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; ax to left, M (M in Aramaic) below throne / Lion standing left on ground. Casabonne Series 5, Group B; cf. SNG France 430/431 (for obv./rev. type); SNG Levante 188 var. (symbol). VF. Rare variety. ($500) 114


450. CILICIA, Tarsos. Balakros. Satrap of Cilicia, 333-323 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 11.03 g, 6h). Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped scepter; grain ear and grape bunch to left, ivy leaf to right, t below throne / Helmeted and draped bust of Athena facing slightly left. Casabonne Series 2, unlisted dies; SNG France 367–9 var. (B on rev.); SNG Levante 116 var. (helmet on rev.); SNG Copenhagen 324. Superb EF, even deep gray tone with golden hues around the devices, slight die wear on obverse. Struck from fresh reverse die, with excellent detail. ($2000) Ex Gemini V (6 January 2009), lot 655.

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451. ASIA MINOR, Uncertain. 5th century BC. AR Drachm or Hemistater (?) (19mm, 6.36 g). Uncertain standard. Chimaera standing right, raising forepaw, on dotted ground line / Rough incuse square. Unpublished, but cf. CNG 66, lot 401 and CNG E-210, lot 79 for possible staters from this same issue. Near EF, toned, granular surfaces, scrape on obverse. Apparently unique. ($1000)

452 453 452. KINGS of MEDIA-ATROPATENE. Asinnalus. Circa 30 BC. Æ (17.5mm, 4.87 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing tiara; & to left / Nike driving quadriga right; Â below. Bedoukian, Coinage –; AC –; RPC I –; Alram 238. Near VF, dark brown surfaces, some roughness, pit on obverse, cuts on reverse. Very rare, the finest of three on CoinArchives. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 236 (7 March 2016), lot 290 (hammer €950).

453. CYPRUS, Kition. Pumiathon. Circa 362/1-312 BC. AV Hemistater (13.5mm, 4.15 g, 1h). Dated RY 8 or 9 (355/4 or 354/3 BC). Herakles advancing right, holding club, bow, and arrow, lion skin draped over arm; e to right / Lion right, biting into the back of a stag recumbent right; [n†]aMp klM[l] (LMLK PMIATN in Aramaic = “of king Pumiathon”) above, [date to right]. Markou, L’or 52 (D4/R4) = D-G 7 (this coin); Zapiti & Michaelidou 25 var. (date); Tziambazis 36; DCA 819. VF, compact flan, ex-jewelry, off center on obverse. ($2000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXI (9 September 1994), lot 393; Vinchon (25 April 1994), lot 5.

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454. CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikodamos. Circa 460-450 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 11.15 g, 3h). Ram recumbent left; nááv/ zìó (e-u-we-le-to-to-se in Cypriot [= Euelthontos]) in two lines, above and below / Large ornate ankh enclosing 1 (pa in Cypriot); 2-[y]-[^-F] (ni-ko-ta-mo in Cypriot [= Nikodamos]) counterclockwise around from upper right; all within incuse square. Masson & Amandry p. 33, A, and pl. II, 3 = H. A. Troxell and W. F. Spengler, “A Hoard of Early Greek Coins from Afghanistan” in MN 15 (1969), 17 = ANS 1970.67.4 (same rev. die), otherwise unpublished. VF, toned. Extremely rare, only the ANS piece published. ($3000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 54 (14 June 2000), lot 763.

455. CYPRUS, Salamis. Nikokreon. Circa 331-310 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.57 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Struck circa 323-317 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; rudder in left field. Zapiti & Michaelidou –; Price 3149; Newell, Some 11. EF, underlying luster. Well centered. ($2000)

456. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.05 g, 2h). Seleukeia in Pieria mint. Struck circa 300-281 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; Ç in left field, ˚˙ below throne. SC 29.1 var. (unlisted secondary control); Le Rider, Antioche – (A2/P– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 9, 16d. Near EF, toned, a few die breaks. Unpublished and very rare with these letters below throne, none in CoinArchives. ($500)

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457. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.57 g, 5h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 311-300 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet adorned with a griffin / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; µ5 in left field, ü below left wing. SC 81.3 corr. (griffin, not sphinx); Price 3749 corr. (same); HGC 9, 3a. Superb EF, lustrous, minor die shift on reverse. ($2000)

458. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.11 g, 6h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Babylon I mint. Struck circa 300-294/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Corinthian helmet left above ø; 5 below throne. SC 87.3a; Price 3781 (Seleukeia on the Tigris mint); HGC 9, 10f. EF, lustrous. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Tuck Pittman Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 660.

459. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.19 g, 5h). Seleukeia on the Tigris I mint. Struck circa 300-296/5 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; @o in left field. SC 117.6a; ESM 24 (A25/P– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 9, 12i. EF, underlying luster. ($500)

460. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.10 g, 10h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint, workshop I. Struck circa 296/5-281 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; Q in left field. SC 119.8a; ESM 22 (A26/P75); HGC 9, 16f. Good VF, lightly toned, a couple minor marks. ($300) 117


461. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.20 g, 6h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint II. Struck circa 296/5-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena, brandishing spear, shield on left arm, in quadriga of elephants right; anchor and ± above. SC 130.25; HGC 9, 18a. Good VF. ($1000)

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462. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Drachm (16.5mm, 4.01 g, 3h). Baktra mint. Struck circa 288/7-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena, brandishing spear, shield on left arm, in quadriga of elephants right; anchor and p (primary monogram) above, [secondary monogram to lower left(?)]. Cf. SC C259.4 (tetradrachm, with secondary monogram); cf. SMAK MAT-8–10 (same); cf. HGC 9, 32f. VF, some deposits, roughness and pit on obverse, double struck and off center on reverse. Unpublished and apparently unique. ($500) 463. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14.5mm, 2.03 g, 5h). Baktra mint. Struck circa 288/7-281 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena, brandishing spear, shield on left arm, in biga of elephants right; anchor and „ above, å to lower right. SC 263; SMAK MAHD-2 (α2/π2); cf. HGC 9, 47 (unlisted issue). Good VF, toned, slightly granular, deposits. Extremely rare, the sixth known hemidrachm for this mint. ($500)

464. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 16.85 g, 9h). Uncertain mint 33, probably in the far east. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and holding grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; [d5 to outer left]. SC 615.1 (this coin referenced); CSE 666 (this coin); HGC 9, 236i. Good VF, toned, slight granularity, a few marks under tone. Extremely rare. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 61, 25 September 2002), lot 813.

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465. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.37 g, 6h). Aï Khanoum mint. Struck circa 261-256 BC. Diademed head of Antiochos I right, with elderly features / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and holding grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; to inner left, star above arrow, ⁄ and kithara below. SC 617; SMAK A2A1S-1–3 var. (A1/P– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 9, 228. VF, test cut on obverse. Numismatically important, the first known of this coinage with a test cut (see below). ($2000) In SMAK (pp. 142–3), B. Kritt revisited his discussion regarding the chisel cuts found on so many gold staters from Baktria during the early Diodotid period. He reiterates his argument from his prior work, New Discoveries in Bactrian Numismatics (Lancaster, 2015), that the cuts were part of a program instituted by Euthydemos to validate the acceptance of staters then in circulation in Baktria, since he had immediate financial needs that would take too long to satisfy if he had to recall and restrike the coins in his own types. In this discussion, Kritt notes that there were no staters of Antiochos II type from Aï Khanoum that were known with these chisel cuts, although this coinage was quite vast. According to Kritt, the likely reason for this was that these coins were probably taken out of the country by Seleukid loyalists who fled Baktria when it was lost to the Diodotids during the reign of Antiochos II, thus none were still circulating when Euthydemos had the staters marked with the chisel cuts. As such, the present coin apparently was not removed from Baktria, is the first known example of an Antiochos II stater from Aï Khanoum to have one of the chisel cuts.

466. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos Hierax. Circa 242-227 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.57 g, 10h). Parion mint. Diademed head right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and holding grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; in exergue, [head of Pan right] and bull butting right. SC 836.3 (this coin referenced); CSE 657 (this coin); HGC 9, 403a. VF, toned, some roughness in spots. Rare. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 61, 25 September 2002), lot 816.

467. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos Hierax. Circa 242-227 BC. AR Tetradrachm (29.5mm, 16.77 g, 11h). Phokaia mint. Diademed head of Antiochos II right / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and holding grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; in exergue, seal left; no border. SC 894 (same dies as illustration); HGC 9, 400g. Good VF, some horn silver, small pit on reverse. Very rare, only four in CoinArchives. ($500) 119


468. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 17.10 g, 12h). “Wreath” mint (Damaskos?). Laureate head right; to left, ¬ above wreath / Apollo Delphios, testing arrow and holding grounded bow, seated left on omphalos; [ in exergue. SC 1329.1a; Mørkholm, Monnayage 5 (A5a/R– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 9, 580g. Good VF, toned. Rare. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

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469. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Æ (34mm, 37.57 g, 1h). “Egyptianizing” series. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck 169-168 BC. Laureate head of Zeus-Serapis right, wearing tainia [with Osiris cap at tip] / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt. SC 1413; HGC 9, 643. VF, dark earthen green patina, slightly off center on obverse. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Davissons 24 (8 December 2005), lot 146; Freeman & Sear 7 (22 February 2002), lot 155.

470. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Timarchos. Usurper, 164-161 BC. Æ (32.5mm, 36.16 g, 3h). Ekbatana mint. Diademed head right / Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; no control marks. SC 1594; HGC 9, 768. VF, dark brown patina, adjustment marks on reverse. Very rare. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex John A. Seeger Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007), lot 3086.

471. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.13 g, 12h). Laodikeia in Phoenicia (Berytos) mint. Dated SE 166 (147/6 BC). Diademed head right / Eagle standing left on palm frond; to left, 4$r (date) above €; trident to right. SC 1824.4; Sawaya 37–44 var. (D14/R– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 9, 881; DCA 121. EF, small nick on obverse. ($500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 139 (10 May 2006), lot 129.

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472. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VI Dionysos. 144-142 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31.5mm, 16.38 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Dated SE 170 (143/2 BC). Radiate and diademed head right / The Dioskouroi, holding reins and couched lances, on horses rearing left; to right, trU above – above %tÅ; or (date) below; all within wreath of laurel, ivy, and grain ears. SC 2000.3d; HGC 9, 1032; DCA 178. Good VF, toned. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 7 (22 February 2002), lot 176.

473. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 14.25 g, 12h). Tyre mint. Dated SE 176 (137/6 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond in background; to left, õ above club surmounted by i (Tyre monogram); to right, &† above 4or (date); > between legs. SC 2109.4a; HGC 9, 1074; DCA 198. Good VF, toned, minor flan flaw on obverse. ($500)

474. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.49 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck circa 129-128 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; $ to outer left, d below throne. SC 2166.2a; Schwei Group 8, – (unlisted obv. die); HGC 9, 1117b corr. (photo marked 1117a). Good VF, toned, thin die break across portrait. ($500)

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475. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 15.86 g, 1h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Struck circa 129-128 BC. Diademed and horned head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; $ to outer left, o below throne. SC 2166.2c; Schwei Group 7, 92 (A6/P47); HGC 9, 1117b corr. (photo marked 1117a). Good VF, toned, light deposits, a couple tiny die breaks. ($500) 476. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.46 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 185 (128/7 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; — to outer left, ¢ below throne, [E∏r (date) in exergue]. SC 2181.5; Schwei Group 4, 64 (A10/P37 – this coin); HGC 9, 1116d; DCA 223. VF, toned, deposits on reverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Cederlind BBS 132 (4 October 2004), lot 86; Peus 283 (14 May 1974), lot 143.

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477. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 13.86 g, 12h). Tyre mint. Dated SE 184 (129/8 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow left; palm frond in background; to left, õ above club surmounted by i (Tyre monogram); to right, &† above d∏r (date); > between legs. SC 2195.2b; HGC 9, 1122; DCA 230. Near EF, toned, slightly off center on reverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

478. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Kleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII. 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28.5mm, 16.50 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 192 (120/19 BC). Jugate heads right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; H to outer left, &@ below throne, ∫rr (date) in exergue. SC 2267.2b; HGC 9, 1182e; DCA 253. VF, deep iridescent tone. ($500)

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479. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Kleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII. 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.36 g, 1h). Damaskos mint. Dated SE 192 (120/19 BC). Jugate heads right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; H to outer left, &% below throne, ∫rr (date) in exergue. SC 2267.2c; HGC 9, 1182e; DCA 253. VF, toned, a couple spots of roughness. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

480. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Kleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII. 125-121 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.32 g, 11h). Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint. Undated issue, struck circa 124 BC. Jugate heads right / Zeus Nikephoros seated left; † to outer left. SC 2271.1; HGC 9, 1182g. Good VF, toned. ($500)

481. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.22 g, 12h). Ptolemaïs (Ake) mint. Diademed head right / Zeus Ouranios standing left, holding star and scepter; D to outer left; all within wreath. SC 2336.2a; HGC 9, 1197h. Good VF, attractively toned. Well centered on a broad flan. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection.

482. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator (Kyzikenos). 114/3-95 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.52 g, 12h). Antioch mint. 1st reign at Antioch, circa 113-112 BC. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to outer left, - above Å; tiny d to inner right; all within wreath. SC 2363f; HGC 9, 1228i. Near EF, toned. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection.

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483. SELEUKID EMPIRE. Seleukos VI Epiphanes Nikator. Circa 96-94 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30.5mm, 16.01 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Kalykadnos mint. Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; flower to outer left, ∏o 5%5 to inner left. SC 2405.23a; Houghton, Calycadnus 132 (A36/P92 – this coin?); HGC 9, 1265. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 67, 22 September 2004), lot 902; Freeman & Sear 1 (10 March 1995), lot 202; Numismatic Fine Arts XXXVIII (23 April 1992), lot 756; Numismatic Fine Arts XIV (29 November 1984), lot 186.

484. PHOENICIA, Byblos (Gebal). temp. ’Urimilk II – Yehawmilk. Circa 460/59-450 BC. AR Third Shekel (13mm, 3.01 g). Sphinx recumbent left / Double lotus flower in dotted circle within incuse square. E&E-B Group I.2, 19 (O1/R1 – this coin); HGC 10, 120 corr. (denomination). VF, toned, light roughness, cleaning marks, a few deposits. Very rare, one of only nine recorded in E&E-B. ($500) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 69 (8 June 2005), lot 606; Goldberg 26 (6 September 2004), lot 2119; Classical Numismatic Group 45 (18 March 1998), lot 573.

485. PHOENICIA, Sidon. Uncertain king. Early-mid 4th century BC. AR Dishekel (26mm, 25.73 g, 10h). Contemporary imitation. Phoenician galley left; waves below / Persian king and driver in chariot drawn by two horses left. E&E-S App. V, 15–6 (same obv. die); cf. HGC 10, 236, 242, 256, 258, 260, and 264 (for possible prototypes). VF, lightly toned, slightly soft obverse strike. Excellent metal. ($750) This coin is struck from the same obverse die as two dishekels that E&E-S listed among their “false or doubtful” coins (the authors considered their nos. 15 and 16 to have been from different obverse dies, but this is not correct; they definitely are the same). On close inspection, the fabric of the present coin is consistent with authenticity, though the style is not consistent with official products of the Sidon mint. E&E-S no. 16 was a coin offered in our Triton II sale, and it also had the appearance of a genuine ancient coin. Thus, it is more likely that these three coins, struck from one obverse and three reverse dies, represent an unofficial, imitative issue, rather than a modern forgery.

486. PHOENICIA, Tyre. Uncertain king. Circa 357-349 BC. AR Shekel (20.5mm, 8.84 g, 11h). Dated RY 3 (355/4[?] BC). Deity, holding reins and bow, riding hippocamp right above two lines of waves; below, dolphin right / Owl standing right, head facing; crook and flail in background; ‹‹‹M (M and 3 [date], in Phoenician) to right. E&E-T Group II.2.1.4, 837 (O15/R18); HGC 10, 341. VF, lightly toned. ($500) 124


487. PHOENICIA, Tyre. Uncertain king. Circa 357-349 BC. AR Shekel (20.5mm, 8.82 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (355/4[?] BC). Deity, holding reins and bow, riding hippocamp right above two lines of waves; below, dolphin right / Owl standing right, head facing; crook and flail in background; ‹‹‹M (M and 3 [date], in Phoenician) to right. E&E-T Group II.2.1.4, – (unlisted dies); HGC 10, 341. VF. Well centered. ($500)

488. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (28.5mm, 14.28 g, 12h). Dated CY 12 (115/4 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, [wearing lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, ∫5 (date) above club; # to right; b (B in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 24; HGC 10, 357; DCA 919. EF, toned. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Davissons 19 (1 May 2003), lot 65.

489. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (29mm, 14.36 g, 12h). Dated CY 29 (98/7 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, œ˚ (date) above club; R to right; b (B in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 70; HGC 10, 357; DCA 919. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 215 (29 July 2009), lot 259.

490. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (29mm, 14.26 g, 1h). Dated CY 31 (96/5 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, [wearing lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, `¬ (date) above club; %` to right; a (A in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 78; HGC 10, 357; DCA 919. Good VF, toned. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Peter Roell Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 63, 21 May 2003), lot 698.

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491. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (31mm, 14.15 g, 12h). Dated CY 38 (89/8 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, ˙` (date) above club; ú to right; a (A in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 93; HGC 10, 357; DCA 919. Near EF, lightly toned, a few minor marks. ($750) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Davissons 20 (12 February 2004), lot 53.

492. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (21.5mm, 7.08 g, 12h). Dated CY 45 (82/1 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, EÂ (date) above club; d to right; a (A in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 485; HGC 10, 358; DCA 921. Near EF, lightly toned, a couple light marks. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 8 (5 February 2003), lot 265.

493. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Half Shekel (23mm, 7.16 g, 12h). Dated CY 51 (76/5 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, [wearing lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, &@ (date) above club; d to right; b (B in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 496; HGC 10, 358; DCA 921. Near EF, lustrous. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 175 (24 October 2007), lot 126.

494. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 14.21 g, 12h). Dated CY 144 (AD 18/9). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, rÂd (date) above club; to left, ˚r above …; [letter between legs]. Cf. DCA-Tyre 336–8; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. Near EF, lightly toned, some deposits, reverse off center, flaw on reverse. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (12 February 1997), lot 210.

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495. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (26mm, 14.06 g, 12h). Dated CY 158 (AD 32/3). Laureate bust of Melkart right, [wearing lion skin around neck] / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, r@˙ (date) above club; to right, ˚r above “monogram”; [Phoenician letter between legs]. Cf. C. Meir, “Tyrian Sheqels from the ‘Isfiya Hoard, Part Three: Crude Style,” INR 7 (2012), 177/188 (for obv. die/similar rev. date); DCA-Tyre 373 (same rev. die as illustration); DCA 920; HGC 10, 357. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the B. H. Webb Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 179 (2 January 2008), lot 106; Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 245.

496. PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126/5 BC-AD 65/6. AR Shekel (25.5mm, 14.18 g, 12h). Dated CY 171 (AD 45/6 BC). Laureate head of Melkart right, wearing lion skin around neck / Eagle standing left on prow; palm frond in background; to left, ro& (date) above club; to right, ˚r above s; b (B in Phoenician) between legs. DCA-Tyre 406; HGC 10, 357; DCA 920. Good VF, toned, slightly off center. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

3:1 2:1 2:1 3:1 497. JUDAEA, Achaemenid Province (Yehud). Anonymous. Circa 375-332 BCE. AR Half Gerah (7.5mm, 0.40 g, 6h). Lily / Falcon flying upward, wings spread. Meshorer 15; Hendin 1060; HGC 10, 442 corr. (denomination). Good VF, toned, a couple deposits, slightly off center on reverse. Excellent metal for issue. Rare. ($1000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

498. JUDAEA, Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (21.5mm, 13.80 g, 11h). Jerusalem mint. Dated year 1 (66/7 CE). Omer cup; ! (“1” in Hebrew = date) above, pellets flanking; L!Rc¥ LQc (“Shekel of Israel” in Hebrew) around / Sprig of three pomegranates; YcrQ 2Lcur¥ (“Jerusalem [the] holy” in Hebrew) around. Meshorer 187; Kadman 2; Hendin 1354; Bromberg 59 (same dies); Shoshana II 20107 (same dies); Sofaer 2 (same obv. die); Spaer 163 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, underlying luster. ($5000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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499. JUDAEA, Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (24.5mm, 13.59 g, 12h). Dated year 1 (66/7 CE). Omer cup; ! (“1” in Hebrew = date) above, pellets flanking; L!Rc¥ LQc (“Shekel of Israel” in Hebrew) around / Sprig of three pomegranates; YcrQ 2Lcur¥ (“Jerusalem [the] holy” in Hebrew) around. Meshorer 187; Kadman 2; Hendin 1354; Bromberg 57–8; Shoshana I 20197–8; Sofaer 2; Spaer 164 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, flan a bit irregular. ($3000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 942.

500. JUDAEA, Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Half Shekel (17.5mm, 6.58 g, 12h). Jerusalem mint. Dated year 3 (68/9 CE). Omer cup; Gc (“Y[ear] 3” in Hebrew = date) above, LQcY ¥SH (“Half Shekel” in Hebrew) around / Sprig of three pomegranates; YcurQY 2¥Lcur¥ (“Jerusalem the holy” in Hebrew) around. Meshorer 203; Kadman 23; Hendin 1362; Bromberg 71; Shoshana I 20210 (same obv. die); Sofaer 30; Spaer 175 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, underlying luster. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 520 (April 1989), lot 19.

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501. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela – Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 14.24 g, 1h). Dated year 2 (133/4 CE). Façade of the Temple at Jerusalem; showbread table within, star above, 3∑o2C (“Shim‘on” in Hebrew) at sides / Bundle of lulav; etrog to left, L!RC¥ RHL @C (“Y[ear] 2 of the Freedom of Israel” in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 41 (O10/R27); Meshorer 230a; Hendin 1388; Bromberg 97 (same dies); Shoshana I 20277 (same dies); Sofaer 35; Spaer 192. Good VF, underlying luster, die break on obverse. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 810.

502. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela – Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 14.87 g, 12h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Façade of the Temple at Jerusalem; showbread table within, star above, 3∑o2C (“Shim‘on” in Hebrew) at sides / Bundle of lulav; etrog to left, 2LC∑R¥ ¡∑RHL (“For the Freedom of Jerusalem” in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 55 (O13/R41); Meshorer 267; Hendin 1411; Bromberg 104 (same dies); Shoshana I 20334 (same dies); Sofaer 108; Spaer 193–4. VF, toned, double struck. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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503. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela – Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.43 g, 1h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Façade of the Temple at Jerusalem; showbread table within, star above, 3∑o2C (“Shim‘on” in Hebrew) at sides / Bundle of lulav; etrog to left, 2LC∑R¥ ¡∑RHL (“For the Freedom of Jerusalem” in Hebrew) around. Mildenberg 85 (O12/R44); Meshorer 267; Hendin 1411; Bromberg 118 (same dies); Shoshana II 20214 (same dies); Sofaer 108; Spaer 194 (same obv. die). Good VF, toned, indications of undertype. ($3000) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Sternberg 33 (18 September 1997), lot 218.

504. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (18mm, 3.68 g, 1h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Legend in two lines within wreath / Kithara. Mildenberg 97 (O15/R65); Hendin 1424. Good VF, toned, traces of undertype. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

506 505 505. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (19.5mm, 3.32 g, 12h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Legend in two lines within wreath / Two upright trumpets; pellet between. Mildenberg 131 (O19/R91); Hendin 1431. VF, toned, traces of undertype. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

506. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Zuz – Denarius (18.5mm, 2.02 g, 7h). Undated, but attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Grape bunch on vine / Kithara. Mildenberg 186 (O22/R120); Hendin 1424. EF. Well struck, with only a traces of an undertype. ($500) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 980.

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507. JUDAEA, Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Æ (24.5mm, 9.76 g, 6h). Undated, attributed to year 3 (134/5 CE). Grape leaf on vine / Palm tree with two bunches of dates. Mildenberg 113 (O10/R77); Hendin 1437. Near EF, dark brown patina with traces of green. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

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508. NABATAEA. Obodas II, with Hagaru I. 30-9 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.55 g, 12h). Dated RY 4 (27/6 BC). Jugate draped busts of Obodas and Hagaru right / Eagle standing left; date across central field. Barkay, King 11; Meshorer, Nabataea 20 corr. (date); Huth 51; DCA 962 corr. (date not noted, but illustration is of Huth 51). VF, lightly toned, off center, some roughness. Very rare. ($1000) 509. ARABIA, Northwestern. Lihyan. 2nd–1st centuries BC. Æ ‘Tetradrachm’ (21.5mm, 12.60 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Schematic head right, upward crescents on cheek / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray to right. Huth, Athenian, fig. 5, b-c; cf. Huth 40; Triton XVIII, lot 761. EF, earthen black patina. ($2000)

510. ARABIA, Southern. Qataban. Unknown ruler(s). Circa 350-320/00 BC. AR ’rb‘t – Tetradrachm (21mm, 16.92 g, 8h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left. Van Alfen, Studies, Type QI.A, 2 (O1/R2); CAF 1.0.4; Huth 326–8; HGC 10, 706. Good VF, lightly toned, slightly soft strike. ($500)

511. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. AV Daric (15mm, 8.33 g). LydoMilesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb, Group C (pl. XIV, 42); cf. Meadows, Administration 323; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12; Sunrise 28. Good VF, underlying luster, struck from worn die. ($1500) From the Belgica Collection.

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513 512 512. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Circa 420-375 BC. AV Daric (15mm, 8.35 g). LydoMilesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb, Group C (pl. XIV, 42); cf. Meadows, Administration 323; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12; Sunrise 28. VF, lightly toned. Well centered and struck. ($1500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 63 (21 May 2003), lot 717.

513. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Circa 375-336 BC. AV Daric (14.5mm, 8.31 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneelingrunning stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Patterned incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50); Meadows, Administration –; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24; Sunrise 39 corr. (references). EF, struck from rusty die, small edge bump. ($2000)

514 515 514. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Circa 375-336 BC. AV Daric (14mm, 8.33 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneelingrunning stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Patterned incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50); Meadows, Administration –; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24; Sunrise 39 corr. (references). Good VF. High relief. ($1500) 515. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Circa 375-336 BC. AV Daric (15.5mm, 8.31 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneelingrunning stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left / Patterned incuse punch. Carradice Type IIIb Late (pl. XV, 50); Meadows, Administration –; BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 24; Sunrise 39 corr. (references). Good VF. Well centered. ($1500)

First Coinage of Babylon – Last Achaemenid Issue?

516. PERSIA, Achaemenid Empire. temp. Darios III. Circa 333-331 BC. AV Double Daric (20mm, 16.53 g). Mint in Babylonia. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding dagger in right hand, bow in left / Patterned incuse punch. Carradice Type IV Late (pl. XV, 54); Meadows, Administration –; BMC Arabia pl. XX, 1; Sunrise 38. Near VF, off center, area of flat strike, minor die break on obverse. Extremely rare issue without control marks, only the BM and Sunrise pieces published. ($2500) Carradice lists this issue among all the late double darics that he attributes as Alexandrine issues. Nicolet-Pierre, in her article on the Alexandrine gold and silver at Babylon, though, does not mention any Type IV Late double darics, only pieces similar to Type III, where the king/hero holds a spear, and all include control marks. This coin, like the Sunrise and BMC examples, shows no sign of control marks that are present on the Alexandrine coinage, and the style is closer to the standard darics of this type that Carradice gives to the time of Artaxerxes II to Darios III. Thus, it is possible that this was a very late, if not the last, Achaemenid issue, just prior to the defeat of Darios III. It probably was struck at the same Babylonian mint that later issued the double darics under Alexander, and may have been set up to provide coinage to the Persian king in Babylonia, as his western mints were no longer under his control. Regardless of whether this issue was made under Darios or Alexander, it is doubtless from the first coinage struck in Babylon.

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517. PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Mazakes. Satrap of Mesopotamia, circa 331-323/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 16.93 g, 9h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left. Le Rider, Alexander, pp. 214-9; Van Alfen, Owls, Group IIIa, 77 (same dies); Nicolet-Pierre, Monnaies, pl. 26, c var. (same obv. die, “Mazakes symbol” on rev.). VF, traces of undertype. Very rare. ($500) Although this coin is struck with the standard Athenian ethnic, it is obverse die-linked to the Athens imitations in the name of Mazakes. Mazakes is best known as the Persian satrap who took over Egypt after Sabakes fell in battle against Alexander the Great’s army at the Granicus, and later handed over the province peacefully to the Macedonian king. Imitative owls in the name of Mazakes have been known for some time, and all were originally attributed to his satrapy in Egypt. However, it was clear that stylistic elements separated the coinage into two general groups. More recent hoards, especially the 1973 Iraq hoard, have shown that one of the groups of imitative owls was certainly not struck in Egypt, but somewhere in the territory of modern day Iraq. In his analysis of the 1973 hoard, M. Price (“Circulation at Babylon in 323 B.C.” in W.E. Metcalf, ed., Mnemata: Papers in Memory of Nancy M. Waggoner [New York, 1991], pp. 63–72) changed the findspot from Iraq to the more specific cite of Babylon, based on anecdotal evidence (p. 63), and gave the series of Mazakes’ owls to the city. However, such an assignment has forced numismatists to conduct mental gymnastics in order to rationalize the presence of Mazakes’ coins at Babylon (cf. Van Alfen, Owls, pp. 27–33, and Le Rider, Alexander, pp. 215–7, for a summary of the previous research). It is clear that the attribution of the owls to Babylon is almost certainly incorrect, and other find evidence suggests an attribution to somewhere further north, perhaps in the satrapy of Mesopotamia (cf. Le Rider, op. cit., p. 217–9). In any event, this coinage clarifies the historical record regarding the disposition of Mazakes following his hand-over of Egypt, upon which subject the literary evidence is silent. As noted by Le Rider (op. cit., p. 215), one can compare Mazakes to other Persians who peacefully welcomed Alexander to their domains: Mazaios, who handed over Cilicia, was later made satrap in Babylon; and Mithrenes, who surrendered Sardes, was made satrap in Armenia. Also, the Persian noble Amminapes, who met Alexander in Egypt with Mazakes, was later made satrap of Parthia and Hyrkania. Thus, one would expect Mazakes to receive similarly favorable treatment, appointment to some position of authority. Interestingly, Mesopotamia is the only satrapy that is not addressed in the literary evidence when Alexander is organizing his eastern territories. As these tetradrachms of Mazakes are found in that region, and date to the period after Alexander’s conquest, it is reasonable to suggest that Mazakes may have been appointed as satrap of Mesopotamia. It was also in the adjacent satrapy of Babylonia that Mazaios was allowed to strike a coinage in his name and types (influenced by his prior issues at Tarsos) for local use, and similar issues of local type and weight are known to have been issued at mints throughout the basin of the Tigris and Euphrates, from the time of Alexander to Seleukos I. Thus, these Athenian type tetradrachms likely constitute a local coinage of Mazakes, struck in the satrapy of Mesopotamia while he reigned there.

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518. PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Mazakes. Satrap of Mesopotamia, circa 331-323/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22.5mm, 17.20 g, 6h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left, small Q and kdzM (MZDK in Aramaic) to right. Le Rider, Alexander, pp. 214-9; Van Alfen, Owls, Group IVb, 91–4 (same obv. die); CNG 91, lot 392 (same obv. die). VF, toned, indications of undertype on reverse. Rare. ($750) Ex Spink 231 (22 September 2015), lot 29.

519. PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. Mazakes. Satrap of Mesopotamia, circa 331-323/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.21 g, 5h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent to left, kdzM (MZDK in Aramaic) to right. Le Rider, Alexander, pp. 214-9; Van Alfen, Owls, Group V, 99 (same obv. die[?]). VF, lightly toned, obverse slightly off center. Very rare Group V issue. ($1000) 132


520. PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Stamenes – Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328-311 BC. AV Double Daric (19mm, 16.55 g). Babylon mint. Persian king or hero, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneelingrunning stance right, holding spear in right hand, bow in left; Â to lower right / Patterned incuse punch. Nicolet-Pierre 1–4 var. (another control mark to left of figure); SNG Berry 1454–5 var. (same); Traité II 755 var. (same). Near VF, area of weak strike. Very rare, unpublished without secondary control mark. ($3000) Ex Baldwin’s 37 (4 May 2003), lot 825.

521. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. As satrap, 323-305 BC. AV Stater (17mm, 8.58 g, 12h). In the name of Philip III of Macedon. Sidon mint. Dated RY 16 of Abdalonymos (318/7 BC). Helmeted head of Athena right / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; π (date) below left wing. Price P176; Newell, Dated 46 (dies CC/α); DCA 875. Near EF, slightly off center, a few marks. Very rare, only one in Pella (the sole piece noted by Newell), none in CoinArchives, one other in ANS photofile (M&M AG FPL 258, 11 [same dies]). ($2000)

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522. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 14.13 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 300-285 BC. Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck, tiny d behind ear / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, r above s. Svoronos 252; SNG Copenhagen 69. Good VF, old cabinet tone. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

523. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. 305-282 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 14.15 g, 1h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 300-285 BC. Diademed head right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; to left, r above s. Svoronos 252 var. (tiny d behind ear); SNG Copenhagen 69 var. (same). Good VF, toned, graffiti and field marks. Rare variety. ($500) Ex Berk BBS 175 (7 July 2011), lot 172; Berk BBS 46 (6 December 1986), lot 332.

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524. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphos, with Arsinöe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenike I. 285246 BC. AV Quarter Mnaieion – ‘Didrachm’ (16mm, 6.95 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Struck circa 272-261/0 BC. Conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; ÅdE¬fW@ above, shield to left / Conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled; QEW@ above. Svoronos 605; Olivier & Lorber dies 1/1; SNG Copenhagen –; Noeske –; Boston MFA –; Dewing –; Triton III, lot 656 (same dies); Leu 86, lot 456. EF. Well struck. Extremely rare, one of only seven known. ($10,000) Ex Chrysos Collection (Nomos 13, 7 October 2016), lot 240, acquired in Geneva in 1980.

525. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Ptolemy V Epiphanes. 204-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 14.06 g, 11h). Uncertain mint in Palestine or on Cyprus. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ' to right. Svoronos 1259; Mørkholm, Coins 26 var. (A2/P– [unlisted rev. die]); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 1302 corr. (monogram). Near EF, toned. Very rare, only four examples noted by Mørkholm (three of which are in museums), two others in CoinArchives. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 272; Classical Numismatic Group 69 (8 June 2005), lot 731.

526. PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Kleopatra VII Thea Neotera. 51-30 BC. Æ Diobol – 80 Drachmai (25.5mm, 16.61 g, 1h). Alexandreia mint. Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left, Π to right. Svoronos 1871; SNG Copenhagen 419–21. VF, green-brown surfaces, tooled. ($1000)

3:1 2:1 2:1 3:1 527. KYRENAICA, Kyrene. Circa 331-322 BC. AV Tenth Stater (7mm, 0.87 g, 1h). Theopheides, magistrate. Head of Karneios left; QE to left / Head of female right; QE to left. Naville 52; SNG Copenhagen 1201; BMC 144; Pozzi 3280 (all from the same dies). Good VF. Well centered and struck. Exceptional for type. ($1500) Ex Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1321.

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528. GAUL, Northwest. Carnutes. Circa 100-50 BC. AV Hemistater (14mm, 3.61 g, 12h). Devolved laureate head of Apollo right / Eagle flying right; crescent above, star below. Depeyrot, NC V, 10; D&T 2569; Elsen 56, lot 24. Near VF. Very rare, only two noted by Depeyrot. ($1000)

529. GAUL, Northwest. Veneti. Circa 100-50 BC. BI Stater (22mm, 5.86 g, 7h). Celticized head right; ornaments around / Celticized biga left, charioteer devolved into creature above, horse with human head; ‘ladder’ to right; below, boar standing left. Depeyrot, NC VIII, 221; D&T 2292. Good VF, toned, minor porosity, usual edge splits. ($1000) Ex Jörg Müller Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 220, 14 October 2009), lot 29.

530. GAUL, Northeast. Ambiani. Circa 100-50 BC. AV Stater (19.5mm, 6.12 g). Gallo-Belgic E. Gallic Wars Issue. Plain bulge / Large disjointed horse right; ornaments around. Depeyrot, NC VI, 161; D&T 238; Van Arsdell 54-1; SCBC 11. Good VF, lightly toned, a couple light marks on obverse, some die rust on reverse. ($500) Ex 51 Gallery (17 June 2016), lot 3.

Celtic Gaul Collectors Please see the Celtic coins in the British section, below, for a gold stater of the Ambiani found in Britain.

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531. KINGS of PARTHIA. Arsakes II. 211-185 BC. Æ Dichalkous (17mm, 3.58 g, 11h). Rhagai-Arsakeia(?) mint. Struck circa 211-209 BC. Head left, wearing bashlyk / Eagle with open wings standing right on bucranium; to right, head of horse right. Sellwood –; B. Simonetta, “Brevi note di numismatica Partica: Chalkoi di Arsaces II,” SM 144 (November 1986), p. 88; Sunrise –; Shore –; PDC 10404 (same obv. die); Triton IX, lot 1088. Good VF, earthen red-brown and green patina. Very rare. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

532. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates I. 165-132 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 15.49 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 141 BC. Diademed bust right within bead-and-reel border / Young Herakles standing left, holding skyphos and club; Q in exergue. Sellwood 13.2; Sunrise 260; Shore 35. Good VF, some surface roughness. ($2000) Ex Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 168 (8 August 2012), lot 20432 (where it realized $3150).

533. KINGS of PARTHIA. Mithradates II. 121-91 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 15.89 g, 12h). Seleukia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 119-109 BC. Diademed bust left within pelleted border / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow; < to inner left; palm to outer right. Sellwood 24.5 corr. (< not 6; monogram behind archer); Sunrise 282; Shore 68. EF, attractive old cabinet toning. ($2000)

534. KINGS of PARTHIA. Phraates III. Circa 70/69-58/7 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 4.19 g, 12h). Mithradatkart mint. Struck circa 62 BC. Diademed facing bust, wearing necklace with medallion / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; % below bow. Sellwood 35.4 var. (Darius?; legend); Sunrise 328; Shore –. EF, toned. ($1000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 33 (15 March 1995), lot 423.

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535. KINGS of CHARACENE. Apodakos. Circa 110/09-104/03 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 15.94 g, 12h). Uncertain mint. Dated SE 207 (106/5 BC). Diademed head right / Herakles seated left on rock, holding club on knee; i to outer left; Z% in exergue. Alram 496.1; BMC, p. cxcvii and pl. LIV, 2; De Morgan 2 and pl. XL, 3 var. (date); Sunrise –; DCA 480. VF, toned, slight double strike on reverse. Overstruck on an uncertain mint tetradrachm of Demetrios I (head right within wreath/ Tyche seated left). ($1500) From the Nisa Collection.

536. KINGS of CHARACENE. Attambelos I. 47/46-25/24 BC. BI Tetradrachm (28mm, 11.44 g, 12h). Charax-Spasinu mint. Dated SE 288 (25/24 BC). Diademed head right / Herakles seated left, holding club on knee; r above arm, h (retrograde Aramaic he) below, ˙∏[%] (date) in exergue. Cf. Hill, Attambelos, Type C; Alram –; Sunrise –; cf. Zeno 75219 (for type); cf. G. Hirsch 326, lot 1825 (for rev.); cf. CNG E-348, lot 383 (for type). Good VF, toned. Excellent metal for issue. ($500) From the Nisa Collection.

537. KINGS of ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires III, with Anzaze. Circa 82/1-73/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 15.41 g, 12h). Seleukeia on the Hedyphon mint. Dated 231 SE (82/1 BC). Conjoined busts of Kamnaskires III, diademed and draped bust and wearing long beard and torque, and Anzaze, draped and wearing stephane and necklace, left; anchor symbol to right / ∫G45GE∑4 ˚G;@G4˚5roU ˚G5 ∫G45G544˙4 2@Z2Z˙4, Zeus-Belos enthroned left, holding Nike, standing right and holding palm fronds, in outstretched right hand and scepter in left; uncertain monogram to left; &2% (date) down right. van’t Haaff Type 7.1.1-3a (this coin); Alram 454; Sunrise –; DCA 518. EF, toned, minor marks. ($3000) From the Nisa Collection. Ex Spink 198 (19 March 2009), lot 355; Leu 86 (5 May 2003), lot 448; Peus 368 (25 April 2001), lot 331.

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538. KINGS of PERSIS. Baydād (Bagadat). Early 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.06 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / KR†Rp †D3b (bgdt prtrk = “Baydād fratarak” in Aramaic) down right, 3¥ (zy = “of” in Aramaic) below throne, †D3b 3¥ a%;a (’lhy’ zy bgdt = “the gods of Baydād” in Aramaic) up left from bottom, Baydād enthroned left, holding scepter and lotus blossom; standard to inner left. Cf. K&M 2/2; cf. Alram 511; cf. De Morgan 1 and pl. XXVII, 1; cf. BMC 1; cf. Sunrise 557; cf. Bellaria 536 (all refs. for type). EF, hint of deposits, struck with worn dies. ($3000)

Two Enthroned Type Fractions of Baydād (Bagadat)

539. KINGS of PERSIS. Baydād (Bagadat). Early 3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.97 g, 4h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / 1°2; Y° 1K (k’ zy ’lhw’ = “kā of the gods” in Aramaic) up right; 1KR†RP †D34 (bgdt prtr = “Baydād fratara” in Aramaic) down right, Baydād enthroned left, wearing long cloak and kyrbasia, holding sceptre and cup, standard to left. K&M –; Alram 513; Sunrise 559; BMC –; De Morgan –; Zeno –. VF, porous. Very rare. None on CoinArchives. ($500) From the Nisa Collection.

540. KINGS of PERSIS. Baydād (Bagadat). Early 3rd century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.66 g, 11h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / †D34 ([b]gd[t] = “Baydād” in Aramaic) up left; traces of 1KR†RP (prtrk’ = “fratarakā” in Aramaic) down right, Baydād enthroned left, wearing long cloak and kyrbasia, holding sceptre and cup, standard to left. K&M –; cf. Alram 513 (hemidrachm); Sunrise –; BMC –; De Morgan –; Zeno –. VF, porous. Extremely rare, none on CoinArchives. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

541. KINGS of PERSIS. Vahbarz (Oborzos). 3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 2.12 g, 8h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia; %RP (prs = “Persis” in Aramaic) down right / Yz 1KR†RP (prtrk’ zy = “fratarakā of” in Aramaic) in exergue, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vahbarz standing right; standard to outer right. Cf. K&M, p. 26, Abb. 16 (drachm); Alram 513; Sunrise –; BMC 4 (Artaxerxes I); De Morgan –; Zeno –. Good VF, hairline die break on reverse. Extremely rare. ($500) From the Nisa Collection.

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542. KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.18 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia / ⁄3%;3 (’lhy’ = “of the gods” in Aramaic) down right of fire altar, KR†Rp (prtrk = “fratarakā” in Aramaic) below fire altar, †DRP†w (wtprdt = “Vādfradād” in Aramaic) up outer left, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow set on ground before; standard to right. Cf. K&M 2/17; cf. Alram 533; cf. De Morgan 12a and pl. XXVII, 19; cf. BMC 1 (all refs. for type); Sunrise –. Near EF, toned, die break on reverse. Possible trace of undertype on reverse. ($2000)

543. KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) I. 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 17.18 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Head right, with mustache and earring, wearing diadem and kyrbasia / †DRP†w (wtprdt = “Vādfradād” in Aramaic) down outer right, [...] Rb (br [...] = “son of [...]” in Aramaic) down right of fire altar, 3¥ âKR†Rp (prtrk’ zy = “fratarakā of” in Aramaic) below fire altar, ⁄33%;â (’lhy’ = “the gods” in Aramaic) up outer left, fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, bow set on ground before; standard to right. Cf. K&M 2/17; cf. Alram 533; cf. De Morgan 12a and pl. XXVII, 19; cf. BMC 1 (all refs. for type); Sunrise –. Good VF, toned, deposits, graffito whslrt(?) in Aramaic in obverse field, slight double strike on reverse. ($2000)

Partially Inscribed Tetradrachm of Vādfradād (Autophradates) II

544. KINGS of PERSIS. Vādfradād (Autophradates) II. Early-mid 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 16.66 g, 12h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded head right, wearing diadem and kyrbasia adorned with eagle / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; above, half-figure of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Vādfradād standing right, trace of bow before; to right, eagle standing left on standard; †w (pt = “f(ra)t(arakā)” in Aramaic) to right of altar. K&M 3/1 var. (no legend on rev.); cf. DeMorgan, p. 403 and pl. XXVIII, 8 (for obv.; same die); Sunrise 574 var. (same); cf. MACW 736 (drachm; wtprdt only); cf. CNG 97, lot 440 (tetradrachm with full Aramaic legend). Good VF, toned. Struck in high relief. Possibly unique variety of an extremely rare issue with reverse inscription. ($10,000) 139


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545. KINGS of PERSIS. Ardaxšir (Artaxerxes) II. 1st century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 3.91 g, 3h). Type 1d. Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Large bust left, wearing diadem with three ties and mural crown; behind, trace of à [above star-in-crescent] / Ardaxšīr standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to left. Cf. K&M 4/10a (for type); cf. Alram 570 (same); cf. Tyler-Smith, Parcel 49 (for monogram); Sunrise –. Good VF, toned. Overstruck on an uncertain undertype. Very rare monogram. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

546. KINGS of PERSIS. Pakōr (Pakor) I. 1st century AD. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.95 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem / Eagle flying left, holding wreath in beak. K&M –; Alram –; Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; Sunrise 611 var. (eagle holding wreath behind bust); Cf. BMC 1 (Uncertain; drachm); DeMorgan –; Zeno –. Good VF. Very rare. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

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547. KINGS of PERSIS. Pakōr (Pakor) II. 1st century AD. AR Drachm (23mm, 3.42 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; star-in-crescent to left / Bearded bust left, wearing diadem. K&M –; Alram 588 var. (Pakōr I; no symbol on obv.); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; Sunrise 614 var. (position of crescent); BMC –; DeMorgan –; Zeno –. Good VF, traces of horn silver, granular surfaces. Apparently a unique variety of a very rare type. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

548. KINGS of PERSIS. Pakōr (Pakor) II. 1st century AD. AR Drachm (22mm, 3.93 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem; flower to left / Bearded bust left, wearing diadem. K&M –; Alram 588 var. (Pakōr I; no symbol on obv.); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; Sunrise 615; BMC –; DeMorgan –; Zeno –. Good VF, toned, flan split. Very rare. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

549. KINGS of PERSIS. Nambed (Namopat). 1st century AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 2.74 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and mural crown; no symbol to left / Nambed standing left; star-in-crescent to left. K&M –; Alram 600 var. (annulet to left); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; Sunrise 629 var. (symbol to left). Good VF, minor porosity. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

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550. KINGS of PERSIS. Nambed (Namopat). 1st century AD. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 3.82 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and mural crown; flower symbol to left; trace of triskeles to right / Star-in-crescent. K&M –; cf. Alram 605; Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; cf. Sunrise 632 (hemidrachm); BMC –; DeMorgan –; Zeno –. VF, toned. None on CoinArchives. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

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551. KINGS of PERSIS. Mančihr (Manuchtir) III. 2nd century AD. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 3.04 g, 6h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with pellet-in-crescent / Bearded bust (of Mančihr [Manuchtir] II?) left, wearing diadem and Phrygian-style tiara. K&M 5/15; Alram 642; Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; Sunrise 665. Good VF, slight double strike on reverse. ($300) From the Nisa Collection. Ex Bellaria Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 547.

552. KINGS of PERSIS. Mančihr (Manuchtir) III. 2nd century AD. AR Drachm (20.5mm, 3.24 g, 3h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with pellet-in-crescent; triskeles to right / Bearded bust (of Mančihr [Manuchtir] II?) left, wearing diadem and Phrygian-style tiara. Cf. K&M 5/17 (hemidrachm); cf. Alram 644 (same); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; cf. Sunrise 668 (same). Good VF, toned. None on CoinArchives. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

553. KINGS of PERSIS. Uncertain king III. 2nd century AD. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 2.98 g, 1h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara decorated with three-pellets-in-crescent; triskeles to right / Figure standing left, holding uncertain object. K&M 5/13 var. (crescent, not triskeles, to right); cf. Alram 641 (hemidrachm); Tyler-Smith, Parcel –; cf. Sunrise 632 (hemidrachm); BMC –; DeMorgan –; Zeno –. VF, toned, a couple of scratches under tone in obverse field. Apparently a unique variety of a very rare type. ($750) From the Nisa Collection.

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554. KINGS of PERSIS. Ardaxšir (Artaxerxes) IV. Late 2nd – early 3rd century AD. AR Drachm (21mm, 2.83 g, 9h). Istakhr (Persepolis) mint. Bearded bust left, wearing diadem, hair in bunch above / Bearded bust (of Mančihr III?) left, wearing diadem and Parthian-style tiara. K&M –; Alram 646; Sunrise 671 var. (pellet at end of obv. legend). Good VF, toned, traces of deposit on reverse. ($300) From the Nisa Collection.

The Nisa Collection Please note that additional coins of Persis from the Nisa Collection are available in CNG Electronic Auction 406, closing 27 September 2017.

Extremely Rare ΣΤΛ MNA Tetradrachm

555. BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 16.17 g, 12h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right; traces of %t¬ to left, @Å below / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; grape bunch above tail. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 1 = BN Inv. 1991.2 (same obv. die); Bopearachchi, Sophytes –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS 9 –; HGC 12, –; Zeno –. VF, a few minor cleaning marks. Well centered. Only one example cited by Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry. None in CoinArchives. ($500)

556. BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.43 g, 12h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right; grape bunch on bowl of helmet / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 8-9 (same obv. die); Bopearachchi, Sophytes –; Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS –; HGC 12, –; Zeno –. VF. Good metal and well centered. Only two examples cited by Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry. None on CoinArchives. ($500)

557. BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 15.89 g, 6h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right; q to left / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; grape bunch above tail. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 13 (same obv. die); Bopearachchi, Sophytes 6-7; Bopearachchi & Rahman 64-5 var. (no grape bunch); SNG ANS –; HGC 12, –; Zeno –. VF, a few minor cleaning marks. Well centered. ($1000) 142


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558. BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.52 g, 5h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right;;@[Å] to left / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; no grape bunch. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 18 var. (grape bunch; same obv. die); Bopearachchi, Sophytes 5 var. (same); Bopearachchi & Rahman 63 var. (same); SNG ANS 1 var. (nothing behind Athena); HGC 12, 1 var. (same); Zeno –. VF. Well centered. None on CoinArchives. ($750) 559. BAKTRIA, Local issues. Circa 295/3-285/3 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.43 g, 6h). Local standard. Uncertain mint in the Oxus region. Helmeted head of Athena right; uncertain monogram, or;@[Å] to left / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; grape bunch above tail. SMAK pp. 64-70; Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry 19 (same obv. die); Bopearachchi, Sophytes 5; Bopearachchi & Rahman 63; SNG ANS 1 var. (nothing behind Athena); HGC 12, 1 var. (same); Zeno –. VF, a few marks. Only two examples cited by Nicolet-Pierre & Amandry. None on CoinArchives. ($750)

560. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Diodotos I Soter. Circa 255-235 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 8.39 g, 6h). In the name of Antiochos II of Syria. Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head right / Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, aegis draped over outstretched left arm, and brandishing thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left. Holt Series A, Group 8; Bopearachchi 1A; SC 630; HGC 9, 234 (Antiochos II). EF, typical test cut. ($2000) From the WN Collection. Ex Noble 101 (22 November 2012) lot 3321 (where it realized A$7500).

561. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Euthydemos I Theos Megas. Circa 225-200/195 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.26 g, 12h). Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Struck circa 225-220/215 BC. Diademed head right / Herakles seated left on rock, holding club set on rocks; d to inner right. Kritt A1; Bopearachchi 5B; O. Bopearachchi & W. Pieper, “Over-struck and Double-struck” ONS Newsletter 178 (Winter 2004), p. 20 (this coin referenced and illustrated); SNG ANS 127; HGC 12, 40. Near EF, areas of light toning, slightly double struck. Possibly overstruck on a Mint A tetradrachm of Diodotos I in the name of Antiochos II of Syria (SNG ANS 77). ($750) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 58 (19 September 2001), lot 849.

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562. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Demetrios I Aniketos. Circa 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (36mm, 16.45 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing elephant skin headdress; all within bead-and-reel border / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; T to inner left. Bopearachchi 1D var. (pelleted border); Bopearachchi & Rahman –; SNG ANS 189; HGC 12, 63; Zeno 2247 and 20924. EF, toned, good strike on a broad flan, fields smoothed. Rarer variety with the bead-and-reel, instead of pelleted, border. ($1500) From the R. West Collection. Ex Ronald Cohen Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 66, 19 May 2004), lot 945.

Pedigree Tetradrachm for Antiochos III of Syria

563. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Agathokles Dikaios. Circa 185-175 BC. AR Tetradrachm (31mm, 16.44 g, 12h). Commemorative issue struck for Antiochos III of Syria. Å@t5o≈oU down right, @5˚Åtoro% down left, diademed head of Euthydemos right / Zeus Bremetes, seen from behind, advancing left, aegis draped over outstretched left arm, and brandishing thunderbolt in right hand; in inner left field, wreath above eagle standing left; D to inner right. Bopearachchi 13A; HGC 12, 84; Triton XII, lot 402 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned, granular surfaces, a few scrapes and circulation marks. ($2000) The attribution of the individual on this tetradrachm, one of the series of pedigree issues struck by Agathokles, has been the subject of much discussion. Based on his own coinage, the portrait here is that of Euthydemos I. The legend – ANTIOXOY NIKATOPOΣ – suggests one of the early Seleukid kings of that name, and attempts have been made to associate the Antiochos on this tetradrachm with Antiochos II, who is named on the issues of Diodotos I. Jens Jakobsson (“Antiochus Nicator, the Third King of Baktria?”, NC 170 [2010], p. 25), while rightly arguing against Antiochos II as the person commemorated, he offered no alternative. Brian Kritt, who recently has revisited the issue (New Discoveries in Bactrian Numismatics, Chapter 5), convincingly suggests Antiochos III as the mostly likely candidate. Antiochos III, whose historical epithet is Megas (the Great), conducted a series of vigorous campaigns in the East, including the subjugation of the Parthians, his victories in Bactria, including the capture of Aï Khanoum, and his subsequent campaigning in India (p. 80). Like Alexander before him (who also figures in the pedigree series), Antiochos would have been a figure worthy of emulation by Agathokles and with whom he would wish to be associated.

564. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (34mm, 16.98 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear / The Dioskouroi on horses rearing right, holding palm fronds and lances; Í to lower right. Bopearachchi 6E; SNG ANS 465; HGC 12, 131. EF, attractively toned. ($1000) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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565. BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Heliokles Dikaios. Circa 145-130 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.85 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / Zeus standing facing, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Ê to inner left. Bopearachchi 1U; SNG ANS 643-4; HGC 12, 169. VF, toned. ($500) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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566. BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Strato I Soter. Circa 105-85/0 BC. Æ (24mm, 10.13 g, 12h). Apollo standing facing, holding arrow and leaning on bow set on ground / Tripod; T to inner left. Cf. Bopearachchi Série 31(for type); SNG ANS –; HGC 12, 348; R. Senior, “An Indo-Greek Overstrike,” ONS Newsletter 151 (Winter 1997), p. 10 = AIC 133 (this coin). VF, brown surfaces. Overstruck on an issue of Lysias. Important overstrike. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

567. BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Heliokles II Dikaios. Circa 90-75 BC. Æ (20mm, 8.35 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust of Zeus right / Elephant advancing left. Cf. Bopearachchi Série 7 (for type); SNG ANS 1155; HGC 12, 384. Good VF, brown surfaces. Overstruck on an Æ of Agathokleia (Bopearachchi Série 3). ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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568. BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hippostratos Soter. Circa 65-55 BC. Æ Quadruple Unit(?) (28mm, 11.85 g, 12h). Zeus-Mithras, nimbate and laureate, seated slightly left, holding filleted diadem (or pouring libation from phiale?) and scepter / Horse left; 2 to lower left. Bopearachchi 10A; HGC 12, 457. Near VF, earthen green patina. Rare denomination. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

569. BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Dionysios Soter. Circa 55-45 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 2.24 g, 12h). Diademed and draped bust right / Athena Alkidemos standing right, brandishing thunderbolt and aegis; ™ to right. Bopearachchi 1A; HGC 12, 460; Zeno –. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. Bopearachchi cites six examples, none in CoinArchives. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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570. INDO-PARTHIANS, Aria or Margiana. Uncertain ruler. Early-mid 1st century AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.73 g, 11h). Countermarked imitation of drachm of Vardanes I of Parthia. Diademed bust left; c/m: head left in incuse circle / Archer seated right on throne, holding bow; crude & below bow; - behind throne. Senior 200.3D var. (no tamgha on rev.); Sellwood 91.14 var. (same); HGC 12 –; cf. Zeno 165411 (King B). Good VF, toned. Unknown countermarked issue with the Gondopharid tamgha on the reverse. ($150) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

571. INDO-PARTHIANS, Gondopharid Dynasty. Abdagses. Circa 5 BC-AD 19/20. CU Tetradrachm (22mm, 8.81 g, 9h). Uncertain mint in Northern Arachosia/Kabul Valley. Diademed and draped bust right / Nike standing right, cradling palm frond and holding wreath:go and dra in Kharosthi to left. Senior 224.2aT = AIC 296 (this coin); HGC 12, –. VF, brown patina, a few light marks on reverse. Extremely rare and attractive portrait coin. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

572. INDO-SKYTHIANS. Azilises. Circa 85-45/35 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 9.57 g, 12h). King on horseback right, holding whip; w to right / King standing facing, holding spear and hilt of sword; Á to left. Senior 36.1T; HGC 12, 565; Zeno 43367 (this coin). Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($750) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

573. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Hsi-Hou Kushan (“Heraios”) or Kujula Kadphises. Circa 60-20 BC or AD 10-30. AR Tetradrachm (2832mm, 15.88 g, 11h). Uncertain mint in northern Baktria. Diademed and draped bust right within beadand-reel border / Heraios on horseback right; behind, Nike flying right, crowning him with wreath; Σ A N A 8 (quadrate O)V between horse’s legs. Cf. Loeschner fig. 6a; Cribb, Heraus 50 (dies 26/XIIIa.1); Senior B1.2T; cf. ANS Kushan 37; Donum Burns 9; Sunrise –. Good VF, toned. Good metal. ($750) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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574 575 574. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Takto. Circa AD 90-113. Æ Tetradrachm (26mm, 13.77 g, 12h). Imitating Heliokles I of Baktria. Uncertain mint in the Surkhandarya Valley and Begram area. Diademed bust right / Horse standing left with foreleg raised; z on rump. Senior A22.1T; ANS Kushan 227; HGC 12, 176; AICR 1160 (Yue-Chi; this coin). Good VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare with the clear tamgha on the horse’s rump. ($150) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

575. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Kadphises. Circa AD 113-127. Æ Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.89 g, 12h). Main mint in Begram. Vima Kadphises standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar; trident to left, 8 and club to right / Siva with three heads standing facing, holding trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing right; Buddhist triratana (“Three Jewels”) to left. MK 762; cf. ANS Kushan 274-99 (for type); Donum Burns 87-105. EF, dark brown patina, hint of weak strike at periphery. An exceptional specimen for issue. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

576. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.93 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase. saonanosao ka nIs˚i ˚osano, Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / nana up left, Nana, nimbate, wearing fillet and crescent, standing right, holding scepter and box; 8 to right. MK 35 (O13/R3; an unlisted die combination); ANS Kushan 370; Donum Burns 117 (same rev. die). Good VF, areas of light toning. ($2000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 268.

577. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.93 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Early phase. saonanosao ka nIs˚i ˚osano, Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / nanasao up left, Nana, nimbate, wearing fillet and crescent, standing right, holding scepter and box; 8 to right. MK 54/6 (O11/R16); ANS Kushan 380; Donum Burns –. Good VF, lightly toned. ($2000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 824.

578. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127-151. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.98 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. saonanosao ka nIs˚i ˚osano, Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / Miiro down right, Miiro (Mithra) standing facing, head left, extending hand in benediction and holding hilt of sword; 8 to left. MK 56 (dies unlisted); ANS Kushan; Donum Burns 126. Choice EF. ($3000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 764.

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Two Buddha Bronzes

579. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. Æ Tetradachm (25mm, 15.79 g, 12h). Main mint in Kapisha (Begram?). Late phase. såO ˚å n˜s[˚i], Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; flame at shoulder / ca˚aN to left, OdOJObON down right, standing Śākyamuni Buddha: Buddha standing facing, hand raised in gesture of abhayamudrā; 8 to outer left. Cribb, Buddha 42 (dies q/15); MK 785; cf. ANS Kushan 616 (for type); Donum Burns 175. Good VF, brown patina. Well centered with nearly full legends. Among the finest known. ($2000) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

580. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Kanishka I. Circa AD 127/8-152. Æ Tetradachm (27mm, 16.98 g, 12h). Main mint in Kapisha (Begram?). Late phase. [s]åO ˚å Nhs˚[i], Kanishka, diademed and crowned, standing facing, head left, holding goad and scepter, sacrificing over altar to left; [flame at shoulder] / Retrograde MIt[rå]gO RolD (some letters inverted or retrograde), seated Maitreya Buddha: Buddha seated cross-legged facing on stool, hand raised in gesture of abhayamudrā and holding kamanḍalu/kuṇḍikā (water pot); 8 to inner left. Cribb, Buddha 83-90 (dies r/22); MK 793.1 (same dies); cf. ANS Kushan 617; Donum Burns 179 (same dies). Good VF, brown patina. Exceptional reverse for issue. ($2000) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

581. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.90 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. sÅo˜Å˜osÅo oo Is˚i ˚osŘO, nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and filleted spear over shoulder / Åqoso, Athsho standing right, flames about head and shoulders, holding blacksmith’s hammer over shoulder and pair of tongs; & to left. MK 209 (unlisted dies); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns 247. Good VF, edge marks. ($5000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 452.

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582. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Late phase. sÅo˜Å˜osÅo oo Is˚i ˚osŘO, crowned bust left on clouds / oŘi˜ do (sic), Winged Oanindo (Nike-Victory) standing left, holding wreath and cornucopia; & to left. MK 245 (O1/R4) = Cribb & Bracey E.G1v = FdS 216 = Cunningham 35 = BM inv. 1893, 0506.6 (same dies); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –; Triton XVI, lot 667 (same dies). Good VF, slight die shift and small edge bump on reverse. Extremely rare, the second to appear at auction. ($5000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 706.

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583. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (21mm, 8.05 g, 11h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Early phase. saOnOs[...]a kOsOn (sic), diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and ankuśa (elephant goad) / uwN˜KO down right, Nana standing facing, head left, holding object and billowing veil; & to left, pseudo-legend to right. MK 302 (O44β/R– [unlisted rev. die]); ANS Kushan 766 (same dies); Donum Burns 274; CNG 91, lot 456 (same dies, but later rev. die state); CNG 81, lot 715 (same dies); Triton X, lot 485 (same dies). VF, obverse struck with worn, slightly rusty die, minor die break on reverse. Extremely rare, the eighth known, and the fourth offered at auction. ($3000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 714.

584. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.87 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Early phase. saO˜a˜OsaO O OIs˚i ˚OsŘO, diademed and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and ankuśa (elephant goad) / ardOxsO to left, Ardoxsho standing right, holding cornucopia; 7 to right. MK 306 (O1/R48) = Göbl, Antike 3371; ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –; CNG 72, lot 1090 (same dies). Good VF, die shift on reverse. ($1000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93 (22 May 2013), lot 715.

Ashaeixsho (Aša Vahišta) – The Best Truth/Righteousness

585. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (22mm, 8.01 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Early phase. saOhahOsaO O OIshi ˚OsÅhO (sic), nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and filleted spear / ÅsÅ´ixso, Ashaeixsho (Aša Vahišta) standing facing, head left, extending hand in benediction and holding hand on hip; & to left. MK 342 (O1/R1); ANS Kushan 769 (same dies); Donum Burns –. Good VF. Very rare. ($3000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 91 (19 September 2012), lot 457. Representing Aša Vahišta (the Best Truth/Righteousness), one of the Ameša Spentas, or “divine sparks” of Ahura Mazda, Ashaeixsho is the embodiment of truth for the souls of the righteous. As a divine intermediary, he could receive prayers intended for Ahura Mazda. Aša Vahišta was often invoked with Vohu Manah (Good Purpose) – Manaobago of the Kushans –, as well as Ātar (Holy Fire), represented in the Kushan pantheon as Athsho.

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586. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. AV Dinar (22mm, 7.89 g, 12h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Early phase. saOnanOsaO O OIs ni IOsOKO (sic), nimbate, diademed, and crowned half-length bust left on clouds, holding mace-scepter and filleted spear / ÅrÅOxsO (sic) down right, Ardoxsho standing left, holding cornucopia in both hands; & to left. Cf. MK 357-9/365A (same obv. die/rev. type); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns -. VF, a few minor marks. ($1000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Triton XI (8 January 2008), lot 380.

587 588 587. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. Æ Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.12 g, 1h). Subsidiary mint in Gandhara (Peshawar?). Late phase, second part. Huvishka, holding ankuśa (elephant goad), left on elephant / MaO up left, Ardoxsho standing right, holding cornucopia; 7 to right. MK 881 = Cribb & Bracey 2011 E.C2-v:1u = BM Inv. OR.337; ANS Kushan 1015/1013 (obv./rev.); Donum Burns 358 var. (Ardoxsho left; positions of legend and tamgha reversed); cf. CNG E-222, lot 248. VF, dark brown patina. Extremely rare. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

588. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Huvishka. Circa AD 152-192. Æ Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.73 g, 12h). Uncertain mint. oh up left, ohs down right, nimbate, diademed, and crowned figure of Huvishka seated facing cross-legged, head left, holding ankuśa (elephant goad) and scepter; trace of clouds below / Triple-headed Siva standing facing, holding thunderbolt, flask, trident, and horns of goat to lower left; trace of & to left. MK –; Tandon, Crowns, 7b (same rev. die); ANS Kushan –; Donum Burns –. VF, dark green patina with some earthen highlights, reverse weakly struck. Extremely rare. ($300) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

589 590 589. INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vasudeva I. Circa AD 190-230. AV Dinar (21mm, 7.94 g, 12h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Middle Phase. sÅO˜Å˜OsÅO bÅ zOÅIO ˚OsŘO, Vasudeva standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar and holding trident; filleted trident to left; flames at shoulder / OIsO up left, Triple-headed ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; 6 to upper left. MK 504 (O1/R–; unlisted rev.die); ANS Kushan 1084; Donum Burns 407. Good VF, slight double strike on obverse. ($1000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Rauch Summer Auction 2007 (11 September 2007), lot 236.

590. INDIA, Gupta Empire. First Dynasty. Kumaragupta I Mahendraditya. Circa AD 413-455. AV Dinar (20mm, 8.17 g, 12h). Horseman type. Kumaragupta, nimbate, riding prancing horse to right / Lakshmi, nimbate, seated left on wicker stool, holding a lotus and feeding a grape to a peacock. Kumar Class III, Variety C, second example (this coin); BMC Guptas 211; Altekar pl. XI, 9; Bayana 1613. Good VF, die break across king’s face. ($1500) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Triton IX (109 January 2006), lot 1189.

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591. SASANIAN KINGS. Narseh (Narsē). AD 293-303. AR Drachm (26mm, 3.80 g, 3h). Style J, Phase 3. Sakastan mint. Bust right, wearing crown with arcades and korymbos / Fire altar with ribbon; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown. SNS type II (?)/7a (zu 4) and pl. 41, A105; Saeedi –; Sunrise –. Good VF, toned, die breaks on reverse. Traces of possible undertype visible. Rare. ($500)

592. SASANIAN KINGS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) II. AD 303-309. AV Dinar (20mm, 7.38 g, 3h). Style A/2. Mint A (“Ctesiphon”). NAdLY Nµ UETXWNM N1w01 1wwM N!wwM [ ]ULMwJRA UUL NsdZM (mzdysn bgy ’hrmzdy MRK’n MRK’ ’yr’n W ’n’yr’n MNW ctry MN yzd’n in Pahlavi), bust right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos; ˘ above diadem ties / 00!!N up right, )j1E000 down left (blundered NWR’ ZY ’whrmzdy in Pahlavi), fire altar with ribbon and bust left in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown, the other wearing mural crown, both with korymbos; pellet in lowest section of altar base. SNS type Ia (zu 1 od.2?)/2b (zu 2?); Saeedi AV36 var. (no pellets above diadem ties; pellets flanking flames); Sunrise 812 var. (same). Good VF, a few marks. ($3000) From the Nisa Collection.

593. SASANIAN KINGS. Pērōz (Fīrūz) I. AD 457/9-484. AV Light Dinar (19mm, 3.75 g, 3h). BBA (Court) mint. Struck circa AD 477-484. Bust right, wearing crown with two wings, frontal crescent, and korymbos set on crescent, ribbon over each shoulder; traces of pseudo-legend around / Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; pseudo-date to left, mint signature to right. SNS type IIIb/1c (pl. 85, A23); Saeedi AV77-8; cf. Sunrise 940. Good VF, deposits in devices, slightly ragged flan. ($2000)

594. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Unidentified king. Circa AD 230. Æ Chalkous (19mm, 3.23 g, 3h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Crowned bust right / King standing right, raising hand and Anahita standing left, holding crown and scepter. MK 1029; ANS Kushan 2140-1; Donum Burns –; CNG E-401, lot 257. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. ($150) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

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595. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. temp. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) – Pērōz (Fīrūz) I. Circa AD 255-310. AV Dinar (26mm, 8.02 g, 12h). Imitating Kushan king Vasudeva I. Uncertain mint in Baktria. Early series. Vasudeva standing left, flames on shoulder, holding filleted standard, sacrificing over altar to left; filleted trident to left; symbol to left; 9 between legs; 0 to right / Ithyphallic Siva standing facing, holding a garland or diadem and trident with o on shaft; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; to upper left, • to left of :. MK 691 (Vasudeva II); ANS Kushan 1698; Donum Burns 474-5. Near EF, areas of reddish toning, hint of earthen deposits. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection.

596. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Ardaxšīr (Ardashir) (I–II). Circa AD 230-245. Æ Chalkous (21mm, 2.90 g, 9h). Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Crowned bust right;íto right / Anahit seated facing under domed canopy, holding wreath and scepter. MK 1028; cf. ANS Kushan 2149 (for control mark); Donum Burns 831-46. EF, brown patina, some weakness of strike. ($200) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

597. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. Circa AD 270-300. AV Dinar (31mm, 8.03 g, 11h). Boxlo (Balkh) mint. Late series. OuromAz! oaz ar ko kosano sauano soo (ohromozoo ooz or ko koshano shohrono shoo in Kushano-Bactrian), Ohrmazd standing left on ground line, wearing lion-head crown with ribbons and surmounted by artichoke, flames at shoulders, sacrificing at altar and holding trident; to left, trident standard above altar; • to right of altar; ( between legs; ˘ below left arm; to right, χ above 0 and bdcld (mint signature) / !rzoo ooo ! (oorzoo ooo oo in Kushano-Bactrian), Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left; traces of • in outer margin to left, to right, and in exergue; • in outer margin at 7 o’clock. Cf. Carter 27 (for type); cf. Cribb 4 (same); MK 747/2; ANS Kushan 2212. EF, hint of deposits, slight double strike, some hairline die breaks on reverse, minor hairline flan split. ($1500) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Ponterio 149 (24 April 2009), lot 2129.

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598. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Ohrmazd (Hormizd) I. Circa AD 270-300. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.28 g, 10h). Investiture issue. Main mint in Baktria (Balkh?). Crowned bust right; crescent to upper left / Ohrmazd standing right, sacrificing over altar; to left, god enthroned slightly left. MK 1044; ANS Kushan 2221-2; Donum Burns –. EF, brown patina with copper highlights on reverse. Rare. ($150) From the Dr. Wilfried Pieper Collection.

599. KUSHANO-SASANIANS. Vahrām (Bahram) I. Circa AD 330-365. AV Dinar (33.5mm, 7.64 g, 11h). Boxlo (Balkh) mint. Struck under Kidarite kings Yasada and Kirada, circa AD 340-345. bo©o ooraurAmoo ozorkokosokosduo (bogo oorhromoo ozorkokoshokoshoho) in Kushano-Bactrian, Vahram standing left on ground line, wearing lotus crown with ribbons and surmounted by pomegranate, flames at shoulders, sacrificing at altar and holding trident; to left, trident standard above altar, middle prong surmounted by crescent; c to left of trident; ˘ below left arm; to right, ) above bdcKd (mint signature); z in ozor horizontal / 1rz11 za1 (oorzoooo zooo) in Kushano-Bactrian, Siva standing facing, holding diadem and trident; behind, the bull Nandi standing left. Cribb, Kidarites 4B; MK 718; ANS Kushan 2411 corr. (references). Good VF, toned, minor hairline flan crack. ($1000) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Ponterio 146 (25 April 2008), lot 1372.

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600. HUNNIC TRIBES, Western Turks. Phromo Kesaro. Circa 738/9-745 AD. AR Drachm (31mm, 3.20 g, 12h). Zabul mint. Crowned Sassanian style bust right; corrupted spwl in Pahlavi; phromo kesaro zeoro bo(go) xodeo (in Bactrian) in outer margin / Fire altar with ribbon flanked by two attendants. Vondrovec [Göbl, Hunnen] Type 247. Good VF, toned, whisper of weak strike at periphery. ($500) From the Nisa Collection.

ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINAGE

601. GAUL, Nemausus. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ As(?) (27mm, 12.51 g, 12h). Struck circa 9/8-3 BC. Heads of Agrippa, wearing rostral crown and wreath, left and Augustus, wearing oak wreath, right, back to back / Crocodile right chained to palm branch with short fronds; wreath with long ties above, palms below. RIC I 158; RPC I 524; CRE Ashmolean 425. Good VF, brown patina with a few areas of green, light adjustment marks. Attractive for issue. ($1000) From the WN Collection. Ex collection of a Director (Classical Numismatic Group 88, 14 September 2011), lot 675; Peus 290 (5 October 1976), lot 220.

602. MACEDON, Stobi. Titus. As Caesar, AD 69-79. Æ (25mm, 8.85 g, 6h). Struck AD 77-78. Laureate head right / Zeus standing right, head left, with eagle at side, within tetrastyle temple with shield in pediment. AMNG III/1 3 var. (globe at point of bust); RPC Supp. 310/4 (this coin). Near EF, green-brown patina, some roughness. Rare, particularly without the usual globe at truncation of bust. ($300) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 160 (8 October 2007), lot 1853 (hammer €500); Lanz 106 (26 November 2001), lot 332.

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Second Known?

603. BITHYNIA, Nicaea. Britannicus. AD 41-55. Æ (23mm, 6.86 g, 12h). C. Cadius Rufus, proconsul. Struck circa AD 47-48. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Γ ΚAΔIO[C]/POYΦO[C] AN/ΘYΠATOC in three lines above NIKAIA monogram; all within wreath. RG 35 = RPC I 2041.1. VF, green patina. Only one cited in RPC, none listed in supplements or in CoinArchives. Apparently the second and finest known, and the only in private hands (the other in the Numismatic Museum, Athens). ($500)

Sole Example in Private Hands RPC Plate Coin

604. MYSIA, Pergamum. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Æ Medallion (42.5mm, 47.24 g, 12h). Cominius Flavius Glycon, strategos and theologos. • AVT • K • Γ • MЄC • KVI-N • TPAIANOC • ΔЄ-KIOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ЄΠI C • KO-M Φ ΓΛV-KΩ-NOC • ΘЄO, ΠЄPΓAMHNΩN/ ΠPO • Γ • NЄΩ, emperor standing left, sacrificing over altar before facing cult statue of Demeter; to right, Hygeia(?) standing left, crowning emperor. RPC IX 541.3 (this coin, illustrated on pl. 31). VF, green surfaces, some light cleaning marks. Extremely rare, one of only three cited in RPC and the only in private hands. ($2000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 84 (20 May 2015), lot 2025 (hammer of 2500 CHF).

605. LESBOS, Mytilene. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ (36mm, 20.85 g, 12h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Emperor on horseback left, raising right hand in salutation. RPC IV Online 2638; BMC –; SNG Copenhagen –; Waddington 1398. Good VF, green and brown patina, some smoothing/cleaning marks in fields. Very rare. ($1000) 154


606. IONIA, Ephesus. Commodus. As Caesar, AD 166-177. Æ (31mm, 14.59 g, 6h). Struck AD 175-177. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Diminutive figure driving carpentum drawn by biga of horses. RPC IV Online 1145; SNG München 150-1; SNG von Aulock 1892; BMC 251-3. VF, earthen dark green patina. ($300)

607. LYDIA, Tripolis. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (32mm, 18.07 g, 6h). AV• K • ΠO • ΛIC • ΓAΛΛIHNO/C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TPIΠO-ΛЄITΩ/N, agonistic urn set on table; ΛHTΩ/ЄIA in two lines on urn, ΠY/ΘI/A in three lines below table. BMC –; SNG von Aulock 3328 (same dies). Choice EF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights. ($3000) Ex Group CEM (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), lot 1396 (hammer of $4850); Münzen & Medaillen AG FPL 333 (April 1972), no. 39.

Bridge Spanning the Maeandrus

608. CARIA, Antiochia ad Maeandrum. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ (36mm, 14.97 g, 12h). Radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Bridge spanning the Maeandrus river, with gateway surmounted by stork on left; to right, river-god Maeandrus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, and male figure standing left, holding walking stick(?). SNG München 92 var. (obv. legend, no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG von Aulock 2431 var. (rev. signed by magistrate); McClean 8450 var. (no figure to right of Maeandrus); SNG Copenhagen –; Künker 288, lot 819. VF, earthen green patina, irregular flan. Rare variant. ($500) 155


609. PAMPHYLIA, Sillyum. Salonina. Augusta, AD 254-268. Æ Decassarion (36mm, 21.08 g, 6h). Draped bust right, wearing stephane, set on crescent; I (mark of value) before / Clasped right hands; ΦIΛHC CYM/MAXOV PΩ/MAIΩN CIΛ/ ΛVЄΩN in four lines below. SNG von Aulock –; SNG BN –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Pfälz –; BMC 24. VF, earthen dark green patina. Extremely rare, none on CoinArchives. ($300)

610. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. Claudius. AD 41-54. AR Didrachm (22mm, 6.88 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 43-48. Laureate head left / Emperor, holding scepter, driving slow quadriga right; car decorated with Victory standing right, DE BRITANNIS in exergue. Sydenham, Caesarea 55; RIC I 122; RPC I 3625. VF, slight porosity. ($1000)

Herod of Chalcis Bronze

611. COELESYRIA, Chalcis ad Libanum. Herod, with Claudius. AD 41-48. Æ (2324mm, 14.39 g, 12h). Caesarea Maritima mint. Dated RY 3 (AD 43/4). ∫Å%5¬E[U% ˙rod˙% f5¬o˚¬ÅUd5o%], diademed head right / ˚¬Å¨d5>W ˚Å5%Å>r5 %E∫Å%>tW Et ˝ in four lines within a circle within wreath. Meshorer 362; Hendin 1252; RPC I 4778. Fine, encrusted dark green patina. Very rare. ($1000) Continued Herodian support of the Romans allowed the dynasty to extend its influence beyond Jewish territories. Herod V, the grandson of Herod the Great, was granted the kingdom of Chalkis by Claudius in 41 upon the request of Agrippa I, and all of his rare coins name the emperor. His friendship with and loyalty to the emperor continued to benefit him; following the death of Agrippa in 44, Claudius granted Herod authority over affairs at the Temple in Jerusalem, a right he retained until his death some four years later.

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612. COELESYRIA, Damascus. Philip I. AD 244-249. Æ (31mm, 17.59 g, 1h). Laureate and cuirassed bust left / Hercules standing left, holding woven fabric, club, and lion skin; above to left, head of ram right. De Saulcy –; Rosenberger –; cf. SNG München 1019 (for rev. type); Triton XV, lot 1430. Good VF, brown patina under a thick layer of earthen deposits. Rare. ($750) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 85 (15 September 2010), lot 657.

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613. DECAPOLIS, Philadelphia. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ (24mm, 11.96 g, 12h). Dated CY 143 (AD 80/1). Laureate head of Domitian right / Veiled bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown; palm frond to left. Sofaer 13; Spijkerman 10; Rosenberger 9; RPC II 2107. Good VF, dark green and red-brown patina. Very rare and among the finest known. ($500) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Münz Zentrum (13 Aptil 1988), lot 1461.

614. PHOENICIA, Ace-Ptolemais. Mark Antony. 42-31 BC. Æ (25mm, 10.79 g, 12h). Dated CY 11 (39/8 BC). Bare head right within laurel wreath / Tyche standing left on prow of galley, holding aplustre and rudder in right hand, cornucopia and palm in left; L IA (date) to upper left. Kadman 73; Sofaer 118; RPC I 4740; HGC 10, 10; DCA 747. Good Fine, earthen green patina, cleaning marks on reverse. ($500)

615. PHOENICIA, Byblus. Diadumenian. As Caesar, AD 217-218. Æ (24mm, 12.24 g, 12h). M • ΟΠЄ • ANTΩNINOC [...], bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / BVBΛOV [IЄ]-PAC, Tyche-Astarte, holding scepter and being crowned by Nike on column, standing right with left foot on prow; all within tetrastyle temple with shell-pattern arch. Rouvier –; BMC –; AUB –; SNG Copenhagen –. VF, green and red-brown patina, collectors’ numbers (1639 in red ink and 138 in white ink) on edge. ($500) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex John Work Garrett Collection (Part I, Numismatic Fine Arts/Bank Leu, 16 May 1984), lot 846; Helbing Collection. Unpublished in the standard references. A variant with the obverse legend “M ΟΠ ΔIAΔOVMЄNIANOC KAI,” a bust without drapery, and a reverse with distyle temple and legend beginning at the lower left, is rather common (see Rouvier 699, BMC 40-3, AUB 54).

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First Issue with the Portrait of a Jewish King

616. JUDAEA, Herodians. Herod IV Philip, with Augustus. 4 BCE-34 CE. Æ (21.5mm, 7.12 g, 12h). Caesarea Philippi (Panias) mint. Dated RY 5 (1/2 CE). [KAICA]PO[C] CЄ[BA]CTOY, bare head of Augustus right / ΦIΛIΠΠOV [T] ЄTPA[PXOV], bare head of Herod Philip right; L-E (date) across field. Meshorer 95; Hendin 1219; cf. Sofaer 117 (year 3?); RPC I 4938. Fine, earthen green patina, minor cleaning marks. Extremely rare. ($5000) This issue was the first to carry the portrait of a Jewish King. David Hendin (p. 257) notes: “Philip was able to immortalize his face on his coins largely because so few Jews lived in the territories over which he ruled. Jews would have taken this act as an insult and violation of the Mosaic Law against ‘graven images’.” Philip is repeatedly mentioned in the New Testament (see Matthew 14.3; Mark 6.17-29; Luke 3.1, 3.19).

617. JUDAEA, Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Macrinus. AD 217-218. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 11.31 g, 12h). AVT K M O[Π CЄ MA]KPINCC ЄCB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / ΔHMAPX Є VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; wine jug(?) between legs. Meshorer, Aelia –; Prieur 1644 corr. (legends) = Bellinger 386; Sofaer –. Good VF, toned, minor roughness. Extremely rare, the second known example. ($500) Bellinger purchased his piece in the bazaar of Damascus and did not assign it to any particular mint. Based on stylistic links to coins of Diadumenian, Prieur placed the issue at Jerusalem.

618. JUDAEA, Neapolis. Commodus. AD 177-192. Æ (20mm, 3.79 g, 7h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Ares standing facing, head right, holding spear and shield set on ground. Sofaer 65; Rosenberger 25; RPC IV Online 6354. Good VF, dark green patina, earthen highlights. ($300) From the François Righetti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 78 (14 May 2008), lot 1496.

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619. JUDAEA, Neapolis. Volusian. AD 251-253. Æ (25mm, 11.07 g, 6h). Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Temple complex atop Mt. Gerizim, the whole supported on wings of eagle standing facing, head left. Cf. Harl 132-3 and 136 (A33/R– [unlisted rev. die]); Sofaer 240 (same obv. die); Rosenberger 125. VF, dark green patina, slight double strike on obverse. ($300) From the François Righetti Collection, purchased from Shraga Qedar, 1993.

620. ARABIA, Bostra. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ (22mm, 9.36 g, 6h). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right / Laureate and draped bust of Dusares (Dushara) right. Cf. Kindler, Bostra 29a (same type dated year 104); Sofaer 34 (same dies); Spijkerman 10. VF, earthen dark green patina. ($300) From the François Righetti Collection, purchased from Frank Sternberg, June 1999.

Julius Marinus, Father of Philip the Arab

621. ARABIA, Philippopolis. Divus Julius Marinus. Died circa AD 246/7. Æ (23mm, 5.60 g, 6h). Struck at Antioch, circa AD 247-249. Bareheaded bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder, supported by eagle standing right / Roma or Allat standing left, holding patera and spear, with shield at side; S C across field. Butcher, Philippopolis & Samosata, pl. 25, 11 (same dies); Spijkerman 2 (same obv. die); SNG ANS 1402 (same dies); Saulcy 2. VF, earthen green patina. ($2000) The father of Philip I, Julius Marinus hailed from a small town in the province of Arabia (modern day Shuhba, Syria; the original name of the ancient town is unknown). Following the death of Marinus, Philip deified his father and had a temple to him built in his newly aggrandized hometown – now renamed Philippoplis and elevated to the rank of colonia. The neat fabric of the city’s coins is quite out of place for Arabia. This, combined with die links between the coins of Philippopolis, Zeugma, and Antioch, point to production at a central location, with Antioch being the likeliest candidate.

622. ARABIA, Philippopolis. Divus Julius Marinus. Died circa AD 246/7. Æ (23.5mm, 6.01 g, 12h). Struck at Antioch, circa AD 247-249. Bareheaded bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder, supported by eagle standing right / Roma or Allat standing left, holding patera and spear, with shield at side; S C across field. Butcher, Philippopolis & Samosata, pl. 25, 11 (same obv. die); Spijkerman 2 (same dies); SNG ANS 1402 (same obv. die); Saulcy 2. VF, black surfaces, light earthen deposits. ($2000) 159


Antinoüs, Favorite of Hadrian

623. EGYPT, Alexandria. Antinoüs. Died AD 130. Æ Diobol (22mm, 8.83 g, 12h). Struck RY 19 of Hadrian (AD 134/135). ANTINOOY H[PωOC], draped bust right, wearing hem–hem crown / Antinoüs, cloaked and holding caduceus with his right arm, on horseback right; [L] IΘ (date) across field. Köln 1277 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 8011; K&G 34a.3; Blum 5; Emmett 1348.19 (R3); RPC III 6082. VF, attractive brown patina. Rare. ($1500)

Ex A.K. & Dattari Collections

624. EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (32mm, 18.71 g, 11h). Dated RY 22 (AD 158/159). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Hermanubis standing facing, head right, holding long caduceus and long palm frond; to left, jackal standing left, head right; [L] K B (date) across field. Köln 1831 var. (placement of date); Dattari (Savio) 2632 (this coin); K&G 35.795 var. (obv. legend and bust type); Emmett 1568.22; Kellner p. 114, pl. 8, Abb. 28 (this coin). EF, dark brown patina with touches of green and red, some peripheral striking weakness. Exceptional for the issue. ($500) Ex A.K. Collection; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 2632.

625. EGYPT, Alexandria. Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Æ Drachm (31mm, 22.38 g, 12h). Dated RY 12 of Antoninus Pius (AD 148/149). Draped bust right / Isis Pharia, holding billowing sail and sistrum, standing right before the Pharos of Alexandria, which is surmounted by a statue and two Tritons; L ΔωΔЄ KA TOV (date) around. Köln –; Datari (Savio) 9114; K&G 38.41; Emmett 1989.12 (R3). Near VF, even brown surfaces. Rare reverse type for Faustina Junior. ($500) Ex Emporium Hamburg 66 (17 November 2011), lot 318.

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626. EGYPT, Alexandria. Commodus. AD 177-192. BI Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.27 g, 12h). Dated RY 29 of Marcus Aurelius (AD 188/189). Laureate head right / Pharos of Alexandria and corbita under sail right; L KΘ (date) in exergue. Köln 2242-3; Dattari (Savio) 3903; K&G 41.113; Emmett 2542.29. VF, attractive dark brown surfaces. ($500) From the Hermanubis Collection.

627. EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander, with Julia Mamaea. AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.97 g, 12h). Rome mint. Dated RY 4 (AD 224/225). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right of Severus Alexander / Draped bust right of Julia Mamaea, wearing stephane; L TЄTAPΤ (date) MAMЄA CЄB around. Köln 2424; Dattari (Savio) 4251; K&G 62.50; Emmett 3113.4. Near EF, attractive gray-brown surfaces with traces of silvering. ($500) From the Hermanubis Collection.

628. EGYPT, Alexandria. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. Potin Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.37 g, 6h). Rome mint. Dated RY 5 (AD 225/226). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Serapis standing facing, head left, holding transverse scepter, extending his right hand in salute; L ΠЄΜ ΠΤΟΥ (date) around. Köln 2434; Dattari (Savio) 4357; K&G 62.70; Emmett 3134.5. Near EF, dark brown surfaces. ($300) From the Hermanubis Collection.

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Two Exceptional Alexandrian Tetradrachms

629. EGYPT, Alexandria. Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.92 g, 12h). Dated RY 2 (AD 235/6). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bust of Nilus right, slight drapery; L B (date) to left, cornucopia to right. Köln 2558; Dattari (Savio) 4586; K&G 65.18; Emmett 3292.2. EF, dark gray-brown surfaces. An exceptional bust of Nilus. ($500) Ex Hermanubis Collection.

630. EGYPT, Alexandria. Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.99 g, 12h). Dated RY 3 (AD 236/7). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bust of Asklepios right, slight drapery; L Γ (date) to left, serpent-entwined staff to right. Köln 2567 var. (obv. legend); Dattari 10102-3; K&G 65.31 var. (same); Emmett 3272.3. EF, dark gray-brown surfaces. ($500) Ex Hermanubis Collection.

Ex Dattari Collection

631. EGYPT, Alexandria. Otacilia Severa. Augusta, AD 244-249. Æ Drachm (32mm, 21.21 g, 12h). Dated RY 6 of Philip I (AD 248/249). Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia; L S (date) to left, palm frond to right. Köln 2780; Dattari (Savio) 5013 (this coin); K&G 75.70; Emmett 3579.6. VF, attractive brown patina, die break (cud) on obverse at 11 o’clock. Rare. ($1000) Ex Collection CR (Classical Numismatic Group 85, 15 September 2010), lot 732; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 5013.

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Portrait of Varus General at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

632. BYZACIUM, Achulla. Augustus, with Caius and Lucius Caesars. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ (30mm, 11.85 g, 11h). Publius Quinctilius Varus, proconsul. Struck 8-7 BC. Bare head of Augustus left, flanked by smaller bare heads of Caius right and Lucius left / P QVINCT T LI VAR[I ACHV]LLA , bare head of Varus right. M. Amandry, “Notes de numismatique africaine, VI.8 Achulla,” RN XXXIV (1992), I.A (D1/R2); MAA 59; RPC I 798. Fine, rough green and red-brown surfaces, encrusted obverse. Extremely rare, only two in CoinArchives. ($1000) Up until his final battle, Publius Quinctilius Varus was one of the most celebrated of Augustus’ generals. He had been consul in 13 BC (along with the future emperor Tiberius), governor of Africa in 8-7 BC, governor of Syria from 7-4 BC (where he had sent two legions into Judaea to quell local unrest after the territory was converted to a Roman province), and governor of Germania from AD 6 until his death in AD 9. In that year, Augustus had decided to straighten (and thereby shorten) Rome’s borders by conquering the vast region of Germania beyond the Rhine. He assigned Varus to develop the region without war, but the mixed Gauls and Germans living there were unwilling to submit to Roman forces. The Cherusci under their king Arminius, along with other allies, ambushed Varus in the Teutoburg Forest of northwest Germany, and there annihilated the XVII, XVIII and XIX Roman legions in a pitched battle that lasted for three days. Varus, sensing doom, committed suicide, and when Augustus heard of the disaster, he is said to have torn his clothes and screamed, “Varus, give me back my legions!”. No further attempts were made to subdue the Germans beyond the Rhine until the reign of Domitian, and Varus was blamed for the collapse of imperial policy in Germany. The two specimens in CoinArchives are in comparable condition to the present coin. They are: Gorny & Mosch 244 (6 March 2017), lot 417 (hammer €4400); and Künker 257 (10 October 2014), lot 8876 (hammer €6000).

ROMAN REPUBLICAN COINAGE

633. Anonymous. Circa 270 BC. Æ Aes Grave As (66mm, 313.6 g, 12h). Rome mint. Diademed head of Apollo right; I (mark of value) above; all on raised disk / Diademed head of Apollo left; I (mark of value) above; all on raised disk. Crawford 18/1; ICC 33; HN Italy 279. VF, olive green and brown patina. Cast in high relief. Rare. ($2000) From the BVH Collection. Ex Heritage 3012 (2 January 2011), lot 24574.

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Spectacular Blue-Green Patina

634. Anonymous. Circa 240 BC. Æ Litra (15mm, 3.50 g, 4h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Mars right / Bridled head of horse right; sickle behind. Crawford 25/3; Sydenham 26; HN Italy 299. Good VF, exquisite blue-green patina, small flan crack. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 181 (12 October 2009), lot 1893 (hammer €650).

635. Anonymous. Circa 240 BC. Æ Aes Grave As (67mm, 249.0 g, 12h). Rome mint. Janiform head of the Dioscuri on raised disk / Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; sickle behind; all on raised disk. Crawford 25/4; ICC 48; HN Italy 300. Fine/VF, green patina. Very rare. ($1000) Ex Gemini III (9 January 2007), lot 277.

636. Anonymous. Circa 225-214 BC. AR Didrachm – Quadrigatus (21mm, 6.65 g, 12h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus; • below neck / Jupiter, hurling thunderbolt and holding scepter, in galloping quadriga right driven by Victory; ROMA, partly incuse and partly raised, on tablet below. Crawford 31/1; Sydenham 64c; RSC 23a. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear MBS 8 (5 February 2003), lot 353.

637. Anonymous. Circa 225-217 BC. Æ Aes Grave Semis (51mm, 120.8 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Saturn left; S (mark of value) below; all on raised disk / Prow right; S (mark of value) above; all on raised disk. Crawford 35/2; ICC 76; HN Italy 338. VF, dark green patina. ($1000) From the WN Collection. Ex Status International 287 (24 May 2012), lot 5453.

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638. P. Maenius Antiaticus M.f. 132 BC. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.80 g, 6h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind / Victory driving quadriga right, holding goad, reins, and wreath. Crawford 249/1; Sydenham 492; Maenia 7. Choice EF, attractive iridescent toning. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 197338 (October 2004); Goldberg 26 (6 September 2004), lot 2191 (part of).

639. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus. 128 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.95 g, 9h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; stalk of grain to left, mark of value below chin / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and whip; below, man attacking lion with spear. Crawford 261/1; Sydenham 514; Domitia 14. Choice EF, light toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. ($500)

640. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus. 128 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.87 g, 5h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; stalk of grain to left, mark of value below chin / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and whip; below, man attacking lion with spear. Crawford 261/1; Sydenham 514; Domitia 14. EF, light golden toning, underlying luster. ($500) Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 44 (3 April 1989), lot 550.

641. M. Furius L.f. Philus. 120 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.96 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of bearded Janus / Roma standing left, holding wreath and scepter; to left, trophy of Gallic arms flanked by a carnyx and shield on each side; star above. Crawford 281/1; Sydenham 529; Furia 18. Near EF, toned, a couple light scratches. Well struck on a broad flan. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection.

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642. L. Scipio Asiagenus. 106 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (19mm, 3.83 g, 9h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Jupiter left / Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt and holding reins and scepter; F • above, to left of scepter. Crawford 311/1c; Sydenham 576b; Cornelia 24. Choice EF, light toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. ($500)

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643. L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.89 g, 12h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress / Bull charging right; œ above. Crawford 316/1; Sydenham 598; Thoria 1. EF, toned, minor weakness at peripheries, trace of die break in reverse field. ($300) 644. M. Lucilius Rufus. 101 BC. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.95 g, 6h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; Ru to left; all within laurel wreath / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding whip and reins. Crawford 324/1; Sydenham 599; Lucilia 1; RBW 1180. EF, toned. ($300)

645. P. Servilius M.f. Rullus. 100 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.94 g, 1h). Rome mint. Helmeted bust of Minerva left, wearing aegis / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding palm frond and reins; P below. Crawford 328/1; Sydenham 601; Servilia 14. EF, toned. Well centered and struck. ($500) Ex Vico 144 (3 March 2016), lot 190.

646. M. Cato. 89 BC. AR Quinarius (15mm, 2.22 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Liber right, wearing ivy wreath; scepter(?) below / Victory Victrix seated right, holding palm frond and patera. Crawford 343/2b; King 46; Sydenham 597c; Porcia 7. Good VF, toned, areas of find patina. ($300) Ex Künker 257 (10 October 2014), lot 8396; Gorny & Mosch 104 (9 October 2000), lot 808.

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647. L. Julius Bursio. 85 BC. AR Denarius (22mm, 4.01 g, 4h). Rome mint. Laureate, winged, and draped bust of Apollo Vejovis right; trident above pedum (control symbol) to left / Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins and wreath; uu above. Crawford 352/1c; Sydenham 728d; Julia 5b. EF, toned, traces of underlying luster. ($500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 90 (23 May 2012), lot 1322.

648. Q. Antonius Balbus. 83-82 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 3.82 g, 3h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Jupiter right / Victory driving quadriga right, holding reins, palm frond, and wreath; D below. Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. EF, attractive iridescent toning. ($500) Ex Rauch 92 (22 April 2013), lot 1170.

649. L. Censorinus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.46 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Marsyas standing left, raising hand and holding wineskin over shoulder; to right, column surmounted by statue of Minerva(?) standing left. Crawford 363/1d; Sydenham 737; Marcia 24. EF, deeply toned. ($300) From the Byron Schieber Collection.

The Outlaw Sulla Returns

650. L. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.99 g, 1h). Military mint traveling with Sulla. Helmeted head of Roma right / Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right; above, crowning Victory flying left. Crawford 367/5; Sydenham 757a; Manlia 5. Near EF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. ($750) As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this denarius was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla’s claim to be acting in Rome’s best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire, the celebration of a triumph at Rome.

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651. A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 4.13 g, 10h). Rome mint. Veiled head of Hispania right / Togate figure standing left, raising hand, between aquila and fasces. Crawford 372/2; Sydenham 746; Postumia 8. EF, deep iridescent toning, traces of deposits. ($500) Ex Deyo Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2012), lot 1334; Stack’s (9 December 1992), lot 3177.

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652. L. Papius. 79 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (19mm, 3.86 g, 8h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin headdress; cornucopia to left / Griffin springing right; grape bunch below. Crawford 384/1 (symbols 25); Sydenham 773; Papia 1. EF, lightly toned. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 197340 (October 2004); Classical Numismatic Group XVI (16 August 1991), lot 355.

653. Cn. Egnatius Cn.f. Cn.n. Maxsumus. 76 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.77 g, 9h). Rome mint. Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right; pileus to left / Roma, holding staff and sword, foot on wolf’s head, and Venus, holding staff, standing facing; Cupid alighting on the shoulder of Venus; rudder standing on prow on either side. Crawford 391/3; Sydenham 787; Egnatia 2. EF, lightly toned, reverse struck slightly off center. ($300)

654. M. Volteius M.f. 75 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.97 g, 3h). 3.97. Rome mint. Laureate and bearded head of Jupiter right / Tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; winged thunderbolt in pediment. Crawford 385/1; Sydenham 774; Volteia 1. EF, deeply toned. Well struck. ($750) Ex Gorny & Mosch 236 (7 2016), lot 365 (hammer €950); Künker 257 (10 October 2014), lot 8412; Leu 91 (10 May 2004), lot 474.

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655. L. Cassius Q.f. Longinus. 75 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.89 g, 10h). Rome mint. Head of Liber (or Bacchus) right, wearing ivy wreath; thyrsus over shoulder / Head of Libera left, wearing vine wreath. Crawford 386/1; Sydenham 779; Cassia 6. Near EF, attractive cabinet toning. ($500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 175 (9 March 2009), lot 175.

656. L. Lucretius Trio. 74 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.88 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Neptune right; III above trident to left / Winged Genius riding dolphin right. Crawford 390/2; Sydenham 784; Lucretia 3. Superb EF. ($500)

657. L. Cossutius C.f. Sabula. 72 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.06 g, 6h). Rome mint. Winged head of Medusa left, serpents in her hair / Bellerophon riding Pegasus right, hurling spear; IIII on left. Crawford 395/1; Sydenham 790; Cossutia 1. Good VF, attractively toned. Very rare. ($750) From the R. West Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 66 (19 May 2004), lot 1307; The New York Sale III (7 December 2000), lot 426.

658. P. Galba. 69 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.92 g, 5h). Rome mint. Veiled and draped bust of Vesta right / Emblems of the pontificate: secespita, simpulum, and securis. Crawford 406/1; Sydenham 839; Sulpicia 7. Choice EF, areas of light toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. ($750) Ex Vico 134 (28 February 2013), lot 278 (hammer €725).

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659 660 659. L. Furius Cn.f. Brocchus. 63 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.95 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Ceres right, wearing grain ear wreath; grain ear to left, single grain to right / Curule chair between fasces. Crawford 414/1; Sydenham 902; Furia 23. EF, lustrous. ($500) 660. L. Scribonius Libo. 62 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.98  g, 6h). Rome mint. Diademed head of Bonus Eventus right / Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian wellhead), decorated with garland and two lyres; malleus at base. Crawford 416/1a; Sydenham 928; Scribonia 8. EF, toned. Well centered and struck. ($500) Ex Emporium Hamburg 69 (4 April 2013), 169.

661. C. Piso L.f. Frugi. 61 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.13 g, 5h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; pedum to left / Horseman galloping right, holding reins and palm branch; sequence mark above. Crawford 408/1b (dies 13/25); Hersh, Piso 48 (O16/R1022); Sydenham 852; Calpurnia 24. EF, areas of toning in devices. Head of Apollo in high relief. ($500)

662. L. Roscius Fabatus. 59 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (18mm, 3.93 g, 5h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress; uncertain symbol (staffs?) to left / Female standing right, feeding serpent to right; uncertain symbol to left. Crawford 412/1 (symbols 37, not described); Sydenham 915; Roscia 3; Athena Fund II 1265 (this coin). Superb EF. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 730645 (March 2002); UBS 53 (29 January 2002), lot 96; Athena Fund (Part II, Sotheby’s Zurich, 27 October 1993), lot 1265.

663. M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 4.06 g, 6h). Rome mint. Young male head (Bonus Eventus) right with flowing hair; trident behind / Winged caduceus. Crawford 405/5; Sydenham 807; Plaetoria 5. Superb EF, areas of light toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. ($750) Ex Vico 134 (28 February 2013), lot 260 (hammer €1050).

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664. M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.06 g, 6h). Rome mint. Turreted and draped bust of Cybele right; forepart of lion behind, globe below chin / Curule chair; malleus to left. Crawford 409/2; Sydenham 808; Plaetoria 3. EF, attractive, deep toning. ($500)

665. Faustus Cornelius Sulla. 56 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.98 g, 4h). Laureate, diademed, and draped bust of Venus right; scepter behind / Three military trophies; capis to left, lituus to right; FAVSTVS monogram in exergue. Crawford 426/3; Sydenham 884; Cornelia 63. EF, light golden toning. ($1000)

666. C. Memmius C.f. 56 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.71 g, 2h). Rome mint. Laureate and bearded head of Quirinus right / Ceres seated right, holding torch and three stalks of grain; erect serpent to right. Crawford 427/2; Sydenham 921; Memmia 9. EF, iridescent cabinet toning, light scratch and banker’s mark on obverse. Well centered. ($300)

667. Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.77 g, 5h). Rome mint. Head of Libertas right / The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, each carrying axe over shoulder, preceded by an accensus. Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906; Junia 31. EF, iridescent toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. ($1000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 78 (26 May 2014), lot 691; Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21 February 1990), lot 426.

668. Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.74 g, 3h). Rome mint. Head of Libertas right / The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, each carrying axe over shoulder, preceded by an accensus. Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906; Junia 31. Good VF, light golden toning, underlying luster. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 12 (28 October 2005), lot 459.

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669. C. Coelius Caldus. 53 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.92 g, 7h). Rome mint. Bare head of C. Coelius Caldus right; behind, L·D inscribed on tablet / Radiate head of Sol right; behind, S above oval shield decorated with thunderbolt; round shield below chin. Crawford 437/1b; Sydenham 892; Coelia 5. Good VF, toned, reverse struck slightly off center. Nice metal. ($300) Ex Gorny & Mosch 176 (9 March 2009), lot 1947.

670 671 670. Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Albinus Bruti f. 48 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.56 g, 5h). Rome mint. Bare head of the consul Aulus Postumius Albinus right / ALBINV/BRVTI • F in two lines within wreath of grain ears. Crawford 450/3b; CRI 27; Sydenham 943a; Postumia 14. EF, lightly toned, reverse struck slightly off center. ($500) Ex Freeman & Sear 10 (11 February 2004), lot 388.

671. Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Petillius Capitolinus. 41 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.93 g, 2h). Rome mint. Eagle with wings spread standing right on thunderbolt / Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus: richly decorated hexastyle temple with three garlands hanging between columns; acroteria along roof line; in the tympanum is a seated figure of Jupiter between two other figures; S–F across field. Crawford 487/2b; CRI 174a; Sydenham 1151; Petillia 3. Good VF, toned, a bit of die rust on obverse. Well centered and struck for the issue. ($500)

672. The Pompeians. Cnaeus Pompey Jr. Summer 46-Spring 45 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 4.02 g, 6h). Corduba mint; Marcus Poblicius, legatus pro praetore. Helmeted head of Roma right within [bead and reel border] / Hispania standing right, shield on her back, holding two spears over shoulder and presenting palm frond to Pompeian soldier standing left on prow, armed with sword. Crawford 469/1a; CRI 48; Sydenham 1035; RSC 1 (Pompey the Great). Near EF, light iridescent toning. ($750)

673. The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 42-38 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.67 g, 3h). Massilia (Marseilles) mint; Q. Nasidius, commander of the fleet. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; trident to right; below, dolphin right / Galley with bank of rowers right, under full sail, helmsman steering rudder, hortator standing on prow; star to upper left. Crawford 483/2; CRI 235; Sydenham 1350; RSC 20 (Pompey the Great). VF, lightly toned, minor porosity, bankers’ marks on reverse. ($1000) 172


674. The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. April-August 49 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.91 g, 8h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. Near EF, toned, struck slightly off center. ($2000)

676 675 675. The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. April-August 49 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.88 g, 8h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. Good VF, lightly toned, struck slightly off center. ($500) From the R. West Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 754308 (April 2005); Heritage 363 (9 January 2005), lot 21061.

676. The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. January-February 44 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.16 g, 8h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Wreathed head right; star of seven rays to left / Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on outstretched right hand and scepter set on star with left. Crawford 480/5b; Alföldi Type V, 69-71 (A25/R8); CRI 106a var. (star of eight rays); Sydenham 1071 var. (same); RSC 41 var. (same). VF, toned, some granularity. ($750) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 7 (22 February 2002), lot 422.

677. The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. January-February 44 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.95 g, 7h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Wreathed head right; star of eight rays to left / Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on outstretched right hand and scepter set on star with left. Crawford 480/5b; Alföldi Type V, 157 (A47/R–); CRI 106a; Sydenham 1071; RSC 41. VF, toned, light scratches, rim damage. ($1500) Ex Jörg Müller Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 219, 30 September 2009), lot 410.

678. The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. February-March 44 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.09 g, 9h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint; P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Laureate and veiled head right / Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory on outstretched right hand and vertical scepter with left; shield set on ground to right. Crawford 480/13; Alföldi Type IX, 170 (A54/R26); CRI 107d; Sydenham 1074; RSC 39. EF, toned, weakly struck in a few areas. ($5000) From the WN Collection, purchased from Monetarium Adelaide (Australia), 2 April 2007. Ex Leu 59 (17 May 1994), lot 228.

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679 680 679. The Republicans. Brutus. Spring-early summer 42 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.71 g, 7h). Military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia. Head of Libertas right / Lyre between quiver to left and laurel branch tied with fillet to right. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5. Near EF, iridescent toning, weakly struck in a few areas. ($750) Ex Birkler & Waddell 4 (9 December 1982), lot 431.

680. The Republicans. Brutus. Spring-early summer 42 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.85 g, 12h). Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius in southwestern Asia Minor; L. Sestius, proquaestor. Veiled and draped bust of Libertas right / Tripod; securis to left, simpulum to right. Crawford 502/2; CRI 201; Sydenham 1290; RSC 11. Near EF, lightly toned, traces of underlying luster. ($750)

681. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. Autumn 43 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.48 g, 10h). Military mint traveling with Antony in Cisalpine Gaul. Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus to left / Wreathed head of Julius Caesar right; capis to left. Crawford 488/2; CRI 123; Sydenham 1166; RSC 3. VF, toned, a couple of light scratches. An attractive portrait of Caesar for issue. ($2000) Ex Künker 182 (14 March 2011), lot 517.

682. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Octavian. Spring-early summer 41 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.95 g, 12h). Ephesus mint; M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore. Bare head of Mark Antony right / Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard. Crawford 517/2; CRI 243; Sydenham 1181; RSC 8a. EF, attractively toned. ($2000) Ex Kallman Collection; Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 289.

683. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Autumn 34 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.63 g, 12h). Bare head of Mark Antony right; Armenian tiara to left / Diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right; at point of bust, prow right. Crawford 543/1 note; CRI 345; Sydenham 1210; RSC 1b. Near VF, lightly toned, minor deposits. ($2000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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684. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.15 g, 6h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG uii across field. Crawford 544/20; CRI 357; Sydenham 1224; RSC 34. Good VF, toned, a few light scratches beneath tone. ($1000) Ex Kallman Collection; Triton XI (8 January 20089), lot 628.

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685. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.62 g, 6h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG ix across field. Crawford 544/23; CRI 359; Sydenham 1227; RSC 37. Good VF, traces of underlying luster. ($500) 686. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.62  g, 7h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG x across field. Crawford 544/24; CRI 361; Sydenham 1228; RSC 38. VF, traces of underlying luster. ($300)

687 688 687. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.11 g, 7h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG xi across field. Crawford 544/25; CRI 362; Sydenham 1229; RSC 39. Good VF, traces of underlying luster. ($500) 688. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.59 g, 6h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG xiiii across field. Crawford 544/28; CRI 370; Sydenham 1233; RSC 43. VF, traces of underlying luster, banker’s mark on reverse. ($300)

689. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Autumn 32-spring 31 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.75 g, 8h). Legionary type. Patrae(?) mint. Praetorian galley right / Aquila between two signa; LeG xu across field. Crawford 544/30; CRI 371; Sydenham 1235; RSC 47. Good VF, traces of underlying luster, minor areas of weak strike at periphery, small die break on obverse. ($300) 175


690. The Triumvirs. Octavian. Spring-summer 42 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.44 g, 6h). Military mint traveling with Octavian in Italy. Bare head right, wearing slight beard / Wreath set on inscribed curule chair. Crawford 497/2a; CRI 137a; Sydenham 1322; RSC 55. Near EF, toned, struck slightly off center. ($1000)

691. The Triumvirs. Octavian. Autumn 30-summer 29 BC. AR Denarius (20.5mm, 3.89 g, 1h). Italian (Rome?) mint. Bare head right / Naval and military trophy facing, composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears, set on prow of galley right; crossed rudder and anchor at base; iÂp CAesAr across field. CRI 419; RIC I 265a (Augustus); RSC 119 (Augustus). EF, attractively toned. ($5000)

692. The Triumvirs. Octavian. Autumn 30-summer 29 BC. AR Denarius (21.5mm, 3.73 g, 4h). Italian (Rome?) mint. Bare head right / Naval and military trophy facing, composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears, set on prow of galley right; crossed rudder and anchor at base. CRI 419; RIC I 265a (Augustus); RSC 119 (Augustus). Near EF, a few light marks, traces of die rust on obverse. Wonderful portrait. ($1000)

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693. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (20.5mm, 3.52 g, 5h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta?). Struck circa 19-18 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head left, wearing oak wreath / DIVVS • IVLIVS across field, comet with eight rays and tail. RIC I 37b; RSC 97. Near EF, toned, minor porosity. ($750)

694. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.87 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck circa 19 BC. Bare head right / Oak wreath with ties upward. RIC I 75a; RSC 210. EF, underlying luster. ($750)

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695. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.65 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck 1918 BC. Bare head right / OB/ CIVIS/ SERVATOS in three lines within oak wreath with wreath ties drawn upward. RIC I 77a; RSC 208. Good VF, toned, some scratches under tone on obverse, traces of deposits. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

696. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.68 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck 17-16 BC. Bare head right / Capricorn right, holding globe attached to rudder between front hooves; cornucopia above its back. RIC I 126; RSC 21. Near EF, toned. ($750)

697. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.89 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 2 BC-AD 4. CΛESΛR ΛVGVSTVS DIVI F PΛTER PΛTRIΛE, laureate head right / ΛVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT around, C L CΛESΛRE[S] in exergue, Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shields and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above. RIC I 206; Lyon 81; Calicó 176a; BMCRE 513-8; BN 1648-50; Biaggi 93. Good VF, a few marks. ($5000)

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698. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.81 g, 11h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 2 BC-AD 4. CΛESΛR ΛVGVSTVS DIVI F PΛTER PΛTRIΛE, laureate head right / ΛVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT around, C L CΛESΛRES in exergue, Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shields and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above. RIC I 206; Lyon 81; Calicó 176a; BMCRE 513-8; BN 1648-50; Biaggi 93. VF, underlying luster. ($5000) 699. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Cistophorus (26.5mm, 11.44 g, 1h). Ephesus mint. Struck circa 25-20 BC. Bare head right / Capricorn right, head left, bearing cornucopia on back; all within laurel wreath. RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VIα (unlisted dies); RPC I 2213; RSC 16. Good VF, dark toning, surfaces a little rough. ($750) From the Douglas O. Rosenberg Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear, January 1997.

700. Tiberius. AD 14-37. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.85 g, 2h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 15-16. TI CΛESΛR DIVI ΛVG F ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head right / TR POT XVII, IMP VII in exergue, Tiberius driving slow quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped scepter in left hand, laurel branch in right. RIC II 3; Lyon 121 (D28/R22); Calicó 308; BMCRE 2; Biaggi 172. Near EF, toned, light scratch on obverse. Rare. ($10,000) Ex Continental Collection; Kölner Münzkabinett 76 (7 May 2002), lot 173; Schweizerischer Bankverein 23 (20 September 1989), lot 203; Numismatica Ars Classica 1 (29 March 1989), lot 790.

701. Tiberius. AD 14-37. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.65 g, 3h). “Tribute Penny” type. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Group 4, AD 18-35. TI CΛESΛR DIVI ΛVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; one ribbon on shoulder / PONTIF MΛXIM, Livia (as Pax), holding scepter in right hand, olive branch in left, seated right on chair, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs, single line below. RIC I 29; Lyon 149; Calicó 305; BMCRE 46; BN 23-7; Biaggi 170. Good VF, a few minor marks. Struck on a broad flan. ($5000)

702. Tiberius. AD 14-37. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.71 g, 6h). “Tribute Penny” type. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Group 4, AD 18-35. Laureate head right; one ribbon on shoulder / Livia (as Pax), holding scepter and olive branch, seated right on chair, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs, single line below. RIC I 30; Lyon 150; RSC 16a. Near EF, toned. ($750) Ex Gorny & Mosch 228 (9 March 2015), lot 568.

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703. Germanicus. Died AD 19. Æ As (28.5mm, 11.10 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-38. Bare head left / Legend around large S • C. RIC I 35 (Caligula). EF, earthen green patina, minor cleaning marks. ($1000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 207 (15 October 2012), lot 564.

704. Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.63 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. 2nd emission, AD 37. Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) right / Radiate head of Divus Augustus right. RIC I 10; Lyon 160; RSC 3. VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces. Rare. ($2000)

Caligula Honors His Mother

705. Gaius (Caligula), with Agrippina Senior. AD 37-41. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.77 g, 10h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 40. C • CAESAR • AVG • PON • M • TR • POT • III • COS • III, laureate head of Gaius (Caligula) right / AGRIPPINA • MAT • C • CAES • AVG • GERM, draped bust of Agrippina Senior right. RIC I 21; Lyon 178/2 (D182/R180); Calicó 327a (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 22; BN –; Biaggi 196; Mazzini 5 (same obv. die); Jameson 39. Good VF, toned, light marks. Well struck on a broad flan. Rare. ($50,000) Caligula’s coinage types are largely dedicated to honoring his deceased ancestors, conveniently thereby advertising his own august lineage.

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706. Claudius. AD 41-54. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.59 g, 10h). Rome mint. Struck AD 44-45. TI CLAVD • CAESAR • AVG • P • M • TR • P • IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding out fold of drapery below chin and holding winged caduceus pointing down at serpent gliding right. RIC I 27; von Kaenel Type 22 (unlisted dies); Calicó 366; BMCRE 26; BN 40-1; Biaggi 209. Good Fine, a few marks, a couple shallow edge tests. ($4000) 707. Claudius. AD 41-54. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.26 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 49-50. Laureate head right / DE BRITANN on architrave of triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue left between two trophies. RIC I 45; von Kaenel Type 31, 654 (V551/R565); RSC 19. VF, toned, porous. ($1500) Ex Ross Schraeder Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 78, 14 May 2008), lot 1725; Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 1771.

708. Claudius. AD 41-54. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.76 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 49-50. TI CLAVD CAESAR • AVG P • M •TR • P • VIIII • IMP • XVI, laureate head right / PACI [AV]GVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding out fold of drapery below chin, and holding winged caduceus, pointing down at erect snake, gliding right. RIC I 47; von Kaenel Type 28 (unlisted dies); RSC 61; BMCRE 52-3; BN –. EF, toned, a few light marks. Excellent silver quality. Rare. ($3000) Found in Thurnham, Kent, September 1987.

709. Claudius, with Agrippina Junior. AD 41-54. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.58 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 51. Laureate head of Claudius right / Draped bust of Agrippina Junior right, wearing wreath of grain ears. RIC I 81; von Kaenel Type 50 (unlisted dies); RSC 4. Good VF, a couple small die breaks on obverse. Rare. ($2000)

710. Nero. As Caesar, AD 50-54. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.42 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 51-54. NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PR[INC] IVVENT, bareheaded and draped bust left / SACERD COOPT IN OMN CONL SVPRA NVM EX S C, simpulum above tripod and lituus above patera. RIC I 76 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 52 (unlisted dies); Calicó 441; BMCRE 84 (Claudius); Biaggi 240. Good VF. ($10,000) Ex Continental Collection.

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711. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (35mm, 27.53 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 65. Laureate head right, globe at point of neck / Triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory; two soldiers (torch bearers?) flanking quadriga, statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with panels of battle scenes. RIC I 392; WCN 410; Lyon 70. Good VF, brown patina, some smoothing. ($1000)

712. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (37mm, 27.52 g, 7h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P, laureate head left, globe at point of neck / S C across field, ROMA in exergue, Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory and parazonium; shields to right. RIC I 517; WCN 451; Lyon 190. EF, dark green patina, very light cleaning marks. ($5000) Ex Heritage 3012 (2 January 2011), lot 24655; Classical Numismatic Group XXI (26 June 1992), lot 318 (illustrated on back cover); Numismatic Fine Arts XII (23 March 1988), lot 197.

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714

713. Nero. AD 54-68. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.14 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 64-66. NERO CAESAR ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IANVM CLVSIT PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA, closed doors of the Temple of Janus. RIC I 50 and 58; Calicó 409; BMCRE 64-6; BN 211-2; Biaggi 224. Near VF, lightly toned, small “s” graffito on reverse, a few edge marks. ($3000) 714. Nero. AD 54-68. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.22  g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 64-65. NERO CΛESΛR ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter. RIC I 52; Calicó 412; BMCRE 67-73; BN 213-9; Biaggi 225-6. VF, toned. ($3000) From the George Bernert Collection.

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715. Nero. AD 54-68. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.26 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 65-66. NERO CΛESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / SALVS, Salus seated left on throne, holding patera and resting arm at side. RIC I 59; Calicó 443; BMCRE 87-9; BN 225; Biaggi 242-3. VF, toned. ($4000)

716. Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.18 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68 - January AD 69. IMP SER GΛLBA AVG, bare head right / S P Q R/ O • B/ C S in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167; RSC 287; BMCRE 34 corr. (head described as laureate); BN 76-7. EF, toned, some iridescence, minor porosity. Bold portrait. ($5000) From the WN Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 948328 (May 2013); Tkalec (28 February 2013), lot 141; Gemini VI (10 January 2010), lot 431.

717. Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Dupondius (27.5mm, 14.07 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa October AD 68. Laureate head right / Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia. RIC I 370. Good VF, dark brown surfaces. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 7 (22 February 2002), lot 441.

718. Otho. AD 69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.38 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 9 March-mid April. Bare head right / Ceres standing left, holding two grain ears and cornucopia. RIC I 20 (Aureus) note; RSC 11. Near EF, toned, a pair of test cuts on edge, a few light scratches under tone on reverse. Fine portrait. Rare. ($1000) Ex UBS 78 (9 September 2008), lot 1537.

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719. Vitellius. AD 69. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.10 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa late April-20 December AD 69. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right / S P Q R/ O•B/ C S in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 82; Calicó 574; BMCRE 14 (same obv. die); BN 42-4; Biaggi 283. Near VF, toned, light graffito in obverse field. ($5000)

Sear Plate Coin

720. Vitellius. AD 69. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 25.90 g, 6h). Rome mint. Λ VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / S C across field, Mars, helmeted and nude but for flowing cloak, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and legionary aquila over left shoulder. RIC I 121; BMCRE 60; BN 95; S 2208 var. (this coin). Good VF, brown surfaces, flan crack. ($15,000) Ex Triton XV (4 January 2012), lot 1502; Michael Weller Collection (Triton VIII, 11 January 2005), lot 1006; Kovacs FPL 28 (Spring 1995), no. 53; Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI (14 August 1991), lot 224.

721. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.22 g, 8h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P, laureate head right / COS III FORT RED, Fortuna standing left, holding globe and winged caduceus. RIC II 1111; Lyon 8; Calicó 613a; BMCRE 382; BN 292; Biaggi 310. VF, underlying luster. ($3000)

722. Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Quadrans (15mm, 2.42 g, 6h). “Judaea Capta” commemorative. Rome mint. Struck AD 71. Palm tree / Vexillum. RIC II 351; Hendin 1569. Good VF, green patina, some earthen deposits. Rare. ($300) 183


723. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.15 g, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 73. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / VES TA, Temple of Vesta: round-domed, tetrastyle temple with four steps leading up to it; statue of Vesta within, statue to left and right of temple. RIC II 550; Lyon 61/1 (D149/R152); Calicó 695 (Lugdunum – same dies as illustration); BMCRE 413; BN 310 (same dies); Biaggi 342 (same dies). Good VF, underlying luster, some weakness on highpoints. Rare. ($7500) From the WN Collection. Purchased privately from Strand Coins, Sydney Australia, 6 August 2008.

Celebration of Peace after the Jewish War

724. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.18 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 76. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS ΛVG, laureate head right / COS VII, cow walking right. RIC II 840; Calicó 622a; BMCRE 176; Biaggi 314. Good VF, underlying luster, light scuff on obverse. ($7500) Ex Continental Collection. The reverse is thought to represent the bronze heifer by Myron, the 5th century BC Athenian sculptor. Vespasian placed the monumental work in his Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace), which was constructed following the close of the Jewish War. The temple complex doubled as a sort of public museum, where many of the spoils from the sack of Jerusalem were displayed alongside prominent works of art.

725. Vespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.40 g, 1h). Antioch mint. Struck AD 70. Laureate head right / Virtus standing right, foot on prow, holding spear set on round shield and parazonium. RIC II 1542; RPC 1916; RSC 640. Good VF, areas of minor porosity, some marks on obverse, a few scrapes on reverse. Very rare, only one example in CoinArchives. ($750)

726. Divus Vespasian. Died AD 79. Æ Sestertius (33.5mm, 26.39 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Titus, AD 80-81. Deified Vespasian seated right, holding scepter and Victory, in cart drawn right by a quadriga of elephants with riders / Legend around large S • C. RIC II 258. VF, green surfaces, smoothing. Rare. ($2500) 184


727. Diva Domitilla Senior. Died before AD 69. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Domitian, AD 82-83. DIVA DOMITILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in long plait at back / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopia in left. RIC II 157 (Domitian); RSC 3; BMCRE 137 (Titus); BN 102 (Titus). EF, lovely deep gray tone with light iridescence around the devices, light marks. Rare. ($7500) Ex Continental Collection; Rauch 69 (13 May 2002), lot 336.

728. Titus. AD 79-81. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.30 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck 1 January-30 June AD 80. IMP TITVS CΛES VESPΛSIΛN ΛVG P M, laureate head right / TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, pulvinar (throne), draped with cloth with tassels hanging in folds; above, arched frame containing five crescent-like objects over triangular frame. RIC II 121 var. (three crescent-like ornaments on throne); Calicó 781 var. (same); BMCRE 57 var. (same); BN 46 var. (same); Biaggi –. VF, attractively toned, traces of deposits, a few minor marks on reverse. Well centered. A noteworthy variety with the arched throne back re-engraved over a triangular frame only known on denarii. ($7500) From the WN Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 96 (14 May 2014), lot 772. This series of aurei and denarii featuring a throne on the reverse has two general varieties, based on the style of the back frame of the throne. One variety has a curved back (RIC II 121–3), while the other has a triangular back (RIC II 124–5). The former is known on aurei and denarii, while the latter is only known on denarii. However, the reverse of the present coin was struck with a die that was originally engraved with a triangular back. This is also indicated by the five crescent-like ornaments on the throne back. The curved variety always has only three ornaments, while the triangular variety has five or more. What is uncertain is the implication of this re-engraved die; was it intended for a heretofore unknown issue of aurei for the second variety, was it an error by a die engraver who had made dies for denarii of the second type and mistakenly engraved the aureus die with a triangular back, or is this coin struck with a die that was originally used for denarii of the second variety that was re-engraved for use on aurei?

729. Domitian. As Caesar, AD 69-81. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.49 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 77-78. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS V, she-wolf left, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus; boat in exergue. RIC II 960 (Vespasian); Calicó 820; BMCRE 237 (Vespasian); BN 211–2 (Vespasian); Biaggi 398. EF, toned with underlying luster, faint scratch in obverse field. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Hess-Leu [7] (16 April 1957), lot 353.

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730. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Dupondius (28.5mm, 16.59 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 85. Radiate bust right, wearing aegis / Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. RIC II 300 (R2); cf. BMCRE 313; cf. BN 335. EF, dark green patina, some red, minor scrape on obverse. Rare. ($1500)

731. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ As (28.5mm, 11.72 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 86. Laureate bust right, wearing aegis / Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC II 383; BMCRE –; BN 374. Good VF, even brown surfaces. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection.

732. Nerva. AD 96-98. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.10 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97. Laureate head right / Clasped right hands holding aquila set on prow left. RIC II 15; RSC 29. Near EF, dark cabinet tone. Well centered on a broad flan. ($300) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Freeman & Sear 2 (31 January 1996), lot 498.

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The Alimenta Italiae

733. Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.21 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, ALIM ITAL in exergue, emperor standing left, holding volumen in left hand, extending right hand to young boy and girl standing right. RIC II 93 corr. (bust type); Woytek 345f; Calicó 984; BMCRE 378; Biaggi 462. Superb EF, a few tiny marks. Well struck. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Giessener Münzhandlung 76 (22 April 1996), lot 430. This type commemorates a welfare program instituted by Trajan to provide aid to Italy’s orphaned and destitute children, specifically in the way of food and subsidized education.

734. Trajan, with Trajan Pater and Nerva. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 112113. IMP TRAIANVS AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / DIVI • NERVA • ET • TRAIANVS • PAT, laureate bust of Nerva right, slight drapery and bareheaded and draped bust of Trajan the Elder left, vis-à-vis. RIC II 726 corr. (obv. legend); Woytek 405f; Strack 215; Calicó 1138a; BMCRE 498-9; BN 690; Biaggi 459; cf. NAC 95, lot 224 (same dies). Good Fine. ($5000)

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736

735. Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.07 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 114-116. • IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC •, laureate bust right, showing bare shoulder and chest, wearing balteus and aegis / P M TR P COS VI • P P S P Q R, FORT RED in exergue, Fortuna, veiled and draped, seated left on chair, holding rudder set on ground and cornucopia. RIC II 321 var. (globe on obv.); Woytek 525t+-12 var. (no stops at beginning and end of obv. legend – same rev. die as illustration); Calicó 1025 var. (same); BMCRE 576, note; cf. BN 808; Biaggi 488 var. (same – same rev. die). VF. Artistic obverse die. ($3000) 736. Trajan. AD 98-117. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.17 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa Autumn AD 116. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIM AVG GERM DAC •, laureate bust right, showing bare shoulder and chest, wearing aegis / PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S • P • Q • R, radiate and draped bust of Sol right. RIC 330; Woytek 567t2 (same dies as illustration); Calicó 1040 var. (no stop at end of obv. legend); cf. BMCRE 622-3; BN 883 (same rev. die); Biaggi 499. Near VF, a few minor edge bumps on reverse. ($3000) 187


737. Matidia. Augusta, AD 112-119. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.05 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Trajan, AD 112-117. MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped bust right, wearing stephane / PIETAS AVGVST, Matidia standing slightly left, placing her hands on the heads of Sabina and Matidia the Younger. RIC II 759 (Trajan); Woytek 728-1; Calicó 1157a; BMCRE 659 (Trajan); Biaggi 559. Good VF, light scratches in fields. Rare. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection.

738

739 738. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.12 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 119-125. IMP CAESΛR TRAIAN HADRIANVS ΛVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS III •, Genius, naked, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and grain ears in left. RIC II 91; Strack 109γ1; Calicó 1328; BMCRE 177 var. (stop after TR P); Biaggi 640. Near EF, underlying luster, small mark on edge. Bold portrait. ($7500) 739. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (17.5mm, 6.00 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 119-125. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN • • HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS III around, HERC GADIT across field, Hercules standing right, holding club set on ground and apple; prow on left; on right, river god reclining left. RIC II 125; Strack 68η1 (same obv. die as illustration); Calicó 1270 (same rev. die as illustration); BMCRE 274 (same obv. die); Biaggi 613 (same rev. die). VF, a couple minor marks, light weight, edge shaved in antiquity. Extremely rare, only one example in CoinArchives. ($7500)

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740. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.22 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 124-128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, slight drapery / COS above, III in exergue, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins, Romulus and Remus. RIC II 193; Strack 195θ; Calicó 1233b (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 448-50; Biaggi 598. VF. ($5000)

741

742

741. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 26.90 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 124-128. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Virtus standing left, foot on helmet, holding parazonium and reversed spear. RIC II 638; Banti 196. Good VF, brown surfaces. ($500) Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (HSA 1001.1.22921).

742. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ As (26mm, 9.22 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 124-128. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Salus standing left, holding scepter and feeding from patera a serpent coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC II 678 var. (no drapery). Good VF, dark green patina, some roughness. ($300) Ex estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind.

743. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (32.5mm, 25.05 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 132-134. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Fortuna seated left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia. RIC II 707c; Banti 400. Near EF, warm green-brown patina. An elegant portrait. ($1500) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5212; Classical Numismatic Auction XI (3 May 1990), lot 321; Münzen und Medaillen AG 61 (7 October 1982), lot 431.

744. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.10 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate bust right, slight drapery / SPES P • R, Spes advancing left, holding up flower and raising hem of skirt. RIC 274 var. (bust type); Strack 272α; Calicó 1380 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 732 var. (same); Biaggi 660. Good VF, minor marks. ($7500) From the WN Collection, purchased from Strand Coins, Sydney (21 November 2008).

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Hadrian’s Travel Series Between the years AD 119 and 136, the emperor Hadrian travelled throughout the Roman Empire, visiting various provinces to take stock of his inheritance and calm the disquiet which had arisen in the later years of Trajan’s reign. His travels can be divided into two major episodes. The first tour was designed to shore-up Rome’s northern borders and began sometime around AD 119 when Hadrian first visited the provinces of Gaul and Germania Inferior and Superior. The emperor then crossed the Channel to Britannia where, during his stay, construction began on a 73-mile long wall across the north of the province. In AD 122-123, Hadrian spent time in Hispania, then travelled East to Asia Minor. The remainder of this first tour was spent in the Balkans and Greece, touring such areas as Dacia and Achaea, before returning to Rome, via Sicily, in AD 126. Hadrian’s second tour began in AD 128, when he set out on a short tour of the provinces of Africa and Mauretania. Returning for a brief stay in Rome, Hadrian then went again to Asia Minor, and continued into the Levant. In AD 130, Hadrian moved on to Egypt, where he visited Alexandria. It was while Hadrian was on tour in Egypt that his favorite, Antinoüs, mysteriously drowned in the Nile. The Bar Kochba revolt in Judaea forced Hadrian to remain in the region until AD 135. In AD 136, Hadrian returned to Italia, ending his long travels.

745. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.31 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / AEGYPTOS, Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum and resting arm on basket; to left, ibis standing right. RIC II 297; RSC 99. EF, toned. ($2000) Ex Gemini VIII (14 April 2011), lot 332 (hammer $2600).

747 746 746. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.13 g, 7h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Laureate head right / AFRICA, Africa reclining left, leaning on rock, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopia; basket of fruit and grain ears to left. RIC II 299; RSC 138. Near EF, toned. ($750) 747. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.18 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / ALEXA N DRIA, Alexandria standing left, holding sistrum and basket with snake emerging. RIC II 300; RSC 154. Good VF, toned. ($750) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5092.

748. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.15 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / A S I A, Asia standing left, foot on prow, holding hook and rudder. RIC II 301; RSC 188. Good VF, toned. ($750) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5093; Hausman Collection.

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749 750 749. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.29 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / GER MANIA, Germania standing right, holding spear and shield set on ground. RIC II 302; RSC 805. Near EF, toned, short die break on obverse. ($750) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5094.

750. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 2.96 g, 7h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / HIS PAN IA, Hispania reclining left, holding olive branch and resting arm on rock; rabbit at feet to left. RIC II 305; RSC 822. EF, toned. ($1000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 165 (17 March 2008), lot 1986.

751. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.44 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Bare head right / ITA LIA, Italia standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia. RIC II 307; RSC 867. Near EF, toned, some iridescence. ($750) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5097; Harvey J. Hoffer Collection (Harmer Rooke, 12 December 1986), lot 776 (part of).

752. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.32 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Laureate head right / NILVS, Nilus reclining right, holding reed and cornucopia; to right, hippopotamus standing left, crocodile left below. RIC II 310; RSC 991. Good VF, toned. ($500)

753. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.25 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134138. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / RESTITVTO RI GALLIAE, Hadrian standing right, holding volumen and raising kneeling Gallia. RIC II 324; RSC 1247a. EF, toned. ($2000) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5100.

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754. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (17.17mm, 3.24 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138. Laureate head right / RESTITVTORI HI SPANIAE, Hadrian standing left, holding volumen, about to raise Hispania who is kneeling right, holding a branch; rabbit between them. RIC II 327; RSC 1260. EF, toned. ($750) Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5105; Harvey J. Hoffer Collection (Harmer Rooke, 12 December 1986), lot 783.

755. Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (27mm, 10.87 g, 6h). Ephesus mint. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia within tetrastyle temple façade. RIC II 475b; Metcalf, Cistophori Type 9; RSC 537; RPC III 1333. EF, areas of light toning, slight die shift on obverse. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus (Sutherland Group VI). ($500)

Personification of Winter

756. Anonymous issues. temp. Hadrian–Antoninus Pius, AD 117-161. Æ Quadrans or Semis (16mm, 3.23 g, 11h). Laureate and veiled youthful bust of the personification of Winter right / Large S • C within olive wreath. RIC II 35; Van Heesch 1, pl. XXV, 4; cf. Weigel fig. 21 (Summer); Kestner, Tesseren 33; Cohen 30. Good VF, green patina. ($500) Ex Collection of a Classicist. Mattingly originally assigned this type to the large number of anonymous quadrantes issued in the general period of the late first and early second centuries. He dismissed the assertion of Cohen, however, who gave it to Annius Verus, the deceased twin of the emperor Commodus. The presence of several consistent varieties of the type prompted Van Heesch to retain the Antonine attribution, but to identify the portraits instead as personifications of the seasons, representations of the abundance present in Rome’s “Golden Age.”

757. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, bare head right / TR PO T COS IIII, Roma seated left on throne, feet on footstool, holding palladium and spear; shield set on ground to right. RIC III 147; Strack 143; Calicó 1653 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 554; Biaggi 766 var. (bust type). EF, lustrous. ($5000) 192


758 759 758. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.22 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 152-153. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P XVI, bare head left / COS IIII, Pius, togate, standing facing, head left, holding globe in extended right hand, scroll in left. RIC III 226a; Strack 257; Calicó 1519a (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 795; Biaggi 715 var. (bust type). Good VF, traces of die wear. ($4000) 759. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 156-157. ΛNTONINVS ΛVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right / TR POT X-X COS IIII, Victory, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm. RIC III 266a; Strack 316; Calicó 1675 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 888; Biaggi 774. Good VF, small gouge on obverse, faint scratch in field on reverse. ($3000)

760. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.12 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 157-158. ΛNTONINVS ΛVG PIVS P P IMP II, bare head right / TR POT XXI C OS IIII, Salus standing right, feeding out of patera serpent held in her arms. RIC III 279b; Strack 327 var. (bust type); Calicó 1683; BMCRE 904; Biaggi 776. Good VF, minor marks. ($3000)

761. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ As (27mm, 10.78 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 160-161. Laureate head right, slight drapery / Genius standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing from patera over lighted and garlanded altar to left. RIC III 1052 var. (bust type). Good VF, brown patina. ($500) Ex CNG Inventory 943165 (March 2013); Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5614 (part of).

762. Divus Antoninus Pius. Died AD 161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.23 g, 6h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, circa AD 161. DIVVS ΛNTONINVS, bare head right / CONSECRΛTIO, funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by facing quadriga. RIC III 435 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27-2/10; Calicó 1491; BMCRE 55 (Aurelius and Verus); Biaggi 792. Good VF, lightly toned, underlying luster. ($7500) 193


763. Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.29 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. Draped bust right / Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding grain ears and torch. RIC III 378a (Pius); Beckmann dies unlisted; Calicó 1772. VF. ($3000)

764. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.22 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 145-147. AVRELIVS CAE SAR AVG PII F COS, bareheaded bust right, slight drapery / HILA RI TAS, Hilaritas standing left, holding palm frond in right hand, cornucopia in left. RIC III 432 var. (bust type; Pius); Calicó 1860a; BMCRE 606 var. (same; Pius); Biaggi 850 var. (bust type, arrangement of rev. legend). EF, matte surfaces, a few minor marks. ($7500) Ex Continental Collection.

765. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 145-147. ΛVRELIVS CΛES ΛR ΛVG P II F COS II, bare head right / VOTΛ PV BLICΛ, Faustina Junior standing right, clasping right hands with Marcus Aurelius standing left; between them, Concordia standing right. RIC III 434 (Pius); Calicó 2035 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 611 (Pius – same obv. die); Biaggi 909 (same obv. die). VF, underlying luster. Rare. ($5000)

766. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 148-149. AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F, bareheaded and draped bust right / TR POT III C OS II, Fides standing right, holding two grain ears and a plate of fruit. RIC III 445Ac (Pius); Calicó 1932 var. (break in obv. legend); BMCRE 695 var. (Pius – same); Biaggi 874 var. (bust seen from another perspective); CNG 100, lot 1890 (same obv. die). EF, underlying luster. ($10,000)

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767. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.08 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 164. • M • ΛNTONINVS ΛVG IMP II, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SΛLVTI ΛVGVSTOR TR P XVIII, COS III in exergue, Salus standing left, holding scepter and feeding out of patera serpent coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC III 98; MIR 18, 73-2/17; Calicó 1921 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 244; Biaggi 869 (same obv. die). Good VF, underlying luster. ($3000)

Vota Pvblica Ceremonies

768. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Medallion (41mm, 69.04 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 166–167. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate and cuirassed bust right / Marcus standing left, wearing toga which is drawn up to cover his head, sacrificing over tripod; to left, victimarius about to strike bull and a child holding a simpulum; in background, hexastyle temple and three attendants, one playing double flute; TR P XXI IMP IIII/ COS III in exergue. Gnecchi 51, pl. 63, 2 (same dies); MIR 18, 1034-1/35; Banti 472. Good VF, green patina, light natural roughness, faint old scratch before portrait. Extremely rare, three recorded by Gnecchi. ($20,000) This solemn and well-balanced scene alludes to the ceremonies in observance of the vota publica.

769. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 25.12 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 171(?) or later. M ANTONINVS AG TR P XXIII, laureate head right / PRIMI DECEN/NALES/COS III/S C in four lines all within laurel wreath. RIC III – (cf. 1003 for TR P XXV); MIR 18, – (cf. 211-6/30 for TR P XXV); Banti – (cf. 239 for TR P XXV). VF, brown patina with touches of green, die break across reverse, some minor pitting. ($500) Ex Frank L. Kovacs Collection (Helios 1, 17 April 2008), lot 293. This coin is either an engraver’s error with the blundered obverse legend (AG and TRP XXIII), or it is a contemporary, well-made, imitation.

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770. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ As (25mm, 11.62 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 174. M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVIII, laureate head right / GERMANIA SVBACTA IMP VI COS [III], Germania, in posture of mourning, seated left among arms and shields. RIC III 1094 corr. var. (bust type); MIR 18, 271-9/30. Near VF, dark green patina with traces of brown, minor cleaning marks. Very rare, none in CoinArchives. ($500)

The Practical Affairs of Waging War

771. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.62 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 176-177. M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P, DE GERM in exergue, pile of arms and armor. RIC III 362; MIR 18, 368-15/37; Calicó 1845 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 737; Biaggi –. Good VF. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts XXIX (13 August 1992), lot 379; Numismatic Fine Arts XXVII (5 December 1991), lot 134; Numismatic Fine Arts FPL 35 (Summer 1988), no 130. It was a great misfortune that Rome’s most philosophically-minded emperor spent much of his reign preoccupied with the practical affairs of waging war. The Parthian War (AD 161-166) demanded that many troops stationed in the northern provinces be moved east. The Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatiae all quickly capitalized on the decreased military presence and swarmed southward, even posing a threat to Italy. Marcus took personal command in AD 167 and managed to establish peace through a series of hard-fought victories, which this scarce issue commemorates. It was during these campaigns that Marcus began writing his famous philosophical work, Meditations.

772. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 23.65 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 178. Laureate head right / Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC III 1230; MIR 18, 418-6/30; Banti 188 var. (break in obv. legend). Good VF, green patina. ($500) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 51 (5 March 2009), lot 1030; Rauch 55 (16 October 1995), lot 220.

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Exceptional Contemporary Counterfeit

773. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AV Aureus (21mm, 7.38 g, 6h). Contemporary imitation. Uncertain mint. I I M ANTONINVS I AV COS I (or T) GERM I, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P III • IMP II COS P P III, Castor, naked except for cloak seen on breast and shoulder, wearing round cap, standing left, in front of horse left, holding it by the bridle in right hand and spear with left. Unpublished. EF, faint light mark in right obverse field. An exceptionally fine and attractive contemporary counterfeit. ($5000) An interesting contemporary counterfeit that combines an obverse for Marcus Aurelius with a reverse for Commodus, and the legends on both sides are blundered. Contemporary counterfeits of Roman coins are often hybrids; perhaps counterfeiters did this intentionally to provide themselves with a potential defense that their products were not actually copies of genuine coins. The blundered legends would further support this theory.

774. Divus Marcus Aurelius. Died AD 180. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 23.47 g, 6h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Commodus, AD 180. Bare head right / Eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head left. RIC III 657 (Commodus); MIR 18, 479-6/10; Banti 45. EF, hard green patina. ($2000)

775. Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. AV Aureus (19mm, 6.75 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 147-150. FAV STINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, wearing stephane and band of pearls / LAETITIAE PV BLICAE, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and scepter in left. RIC III 506c (Pius – same obv. die as illustration); Calicó 2069 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 1047 (Pius – same obv. die as illustration); Biaggi 933 (same dies). Good VF, underlying luster. ($5000)

776. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 24.58 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, togate, standing vis-à-vis, clasping right hands and each holding a volumen. RIC III 1282; MIR 18, 16-16/15; Banti 19. Good VF, green-brown patina, some smoothing. ($1000) Ex Heritage 3032 (10 April 2014), lot 23964; UBS 78 (9 September 2008), lot 1695.

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Harmony Between the Augusti

777. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 24.80 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161. IMP CΛES L ΛVREL VERVS ΛVG, laureate head right / CONCORD ΛVGVSTOR TR P, Marcus Aurelius standing right, holding volumen and Lucius Verus standing left, vis-à-vis, clasping right hands; S C across field, COS II in exergue. RIC III 1284 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 16-16/30; Banti 21; BMCRE 859. EF, green patina. Struck in high relief. Wonderful portrait. ($7500) Hadrian, childless and without either a successor or heir, chose Lucius Ceionius Commodus as his adopted son in AD 136, and renamed him as Lucius Aelius Caesar. Aelius was sent to the Roman province of Pannonia to serve as governor, where he died of tuberculosis in AD 138. Hadrian now made his second choice for his heir, Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Antoninus. Hadrian actually wanted Marcus Aurelius to succeed him on the throne, but realized that Aurelius was far too young, so instead he went with the highly respected Antoninus. As a condition of his adoption, and to ensure an orderly line of succession, Antoninus Pius adopted both his nephew, Marcus Aurelius, and Aelius Caesar’s son, Lucius. The relatively young Lucius would change his name to Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, but he would later drop Commodus and add Verus after ascending to the throne, along with his adoptive brother and co-ruler Marcus Aurelius. The present type depicts the two “brothers” and co-rulers clasping hands with an inscription noting the “harmony” between the two Augusti.

778. Lucius Verus. AD 161-169. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 2.93 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 166. Laureate head right / Pax standing left, holding olive branch and cornucopia. RIC III 561 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 140-14/30; RSC 126. EF, toned, hairline flan crack. ($300)

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779. Divus Lucius Verus. Died AD 169. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 26.79 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Aurelius, AD 169. DIVVS VERVS, bare head right / CONSECRATIO, S C in exergue, Lucius Verus enthroned left, under roof, on cart drawn left by four elephants with mahouts. RIC III 1507; MIR 18, 189-6/10 (Aurelius); Banti 35; BMCRE 1369-70 (Aurelius and Verus). EF, dark green patina, very minor cleaning marks. Rare. ($5000) Ex UBS 78 (9 September 2008), lot 1702 (hammer CHF 13,500).

780. Lucilla. Augusta, AD 164-182. Æ Sestertius (30.5mm, 29.09 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Aurelius and Verus, AD 163-164. Draped bust right / Juno seated left, feet on footstool, holding flower and infant in swaddling clothes. RIC III 1747; MIR 18, 9-6c; Banti 24. Good VF, red-brown patina. An attractive and expressive portrait. ($1000)

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781. Commodus. As Caesar, AD 166-177. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 21.43 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Aurelius and Verus, AD 177. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Distribution scene: Marcus Aurelius and Commodus seated left on curule chair set on daïs; to right, Prefect of the praetorium standing left; to left, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia; citizen on left mounting steps toward platform. RIC III 1559 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 390-16/37; Banti 181. VF, green patina. ($500) Ex René Baron Collection (Tradart, 18 December 2014), lot 349.

782. Pertinax. AD 193. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.30 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Laetitia standing facing, head left, holding wreath in right hand and scepter with left. RIC IV 4a; RSC 20. EF, toned. Bold portrait. Rare. ($1500) Ex RCM Collection (Triton XVI, 8 January 2013), lot 1096; Forestier (14 November 2007), lot 47.

783. Manlia Scantilla. Augusta, AD 193. Æ Sestertius (28mm, 17.30 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Didius Julianus. Draped bust right, wearing hair in waved, nearly vertical lines, and fastened in large bun on back of head / Juno, wearing stephane, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical scepter in left; at feet to left, peacock standing left, head turned back to catch drops from patera; S C low across field. RIC IV 18a (Julianus); Banti 2A. Good VF, olive green patina with earthen highlights/deposits. ($2000)

784. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.11 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 202-210. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIAE, AVGG in exergue, Victory, holding whip in right hand and reins in left, driving galloping biga right. RIC IV 299; Calicó 2559; BMCRE 369; Biaggi 1109. Near EF, small mark on obverse. ($7500) Ex Continental Collection.

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785. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.94 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 202. Laureate head right / Ship with mast and sail in center of circus; above, four quadrigas driven left; below, ostrich, lion, zebra, bear and stag right, bull butting left, bear right, head left. RIC IV 274; RSC 253. Good VF, toned. Rare. ($750) Ex RCM Collection (Triton XVI, 8 January 2013), lot 1102; Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2251.

786. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Caracalla, AD 211-215. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / PIETATI, Pietas standing left, sacrificing from right hand over altar, holding incense box in left. RIC IV 384 (Caracalla); Calicó 2634; BMCRE 18A (Caracalla); Biaggi 1152. EF, toned. Rare. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Sotheby’s (5 July 1995), lot 144; Numismatic Fine Arts XXVI (14 August 1991), lot 279.

787. Diva Julia Domna. Died AD 217. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.10 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Elagabalus or Severus Alexander, AD 218 or 222. DIVA IVLIA AVGVSTA, veiled and draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing, body and head inclined left, tail spread. RIC 396 (Caracalla) and 715 (Severus Alexander); RSC 24; BMCRE 9 (Elagabalus). EF, hairline flan crack. High relief. ($3000) Ex Continental Collection; Lanz 82 (24 November 1997), lot 469.

788. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.41 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 199-201. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IVVEN TA IMPERII, Caracalla standing left, holding Victory and reversed spear; to left, captive seated left on the ground. RIC IV –; Calicó 2685; BMCRE –; Biaggi 1178. Good VF, underlying luster. Very rare. ($5000) 201


789. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ As (25mm, 11.99 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 207. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate bust right, wearing aegis / PONTIF TR P X around, S C/ COS II in two lines in exergue, galley with five oarsmen left, hortator at stern between two aquilae; at prow, figure standing right. RIC IV 429c; BMCRE 853A. Good VF, dark green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare, only this example listed in CoinArchives. ($3000) Ex Gorny & Mosch 207 (15 October 2012), lot 665.

790. Caracalla. AD 198-217. AV Aureus (20.5mm, 6.88 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 214. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, Pluto seated left, wearing polos on head, holding scepter and placing hand over the three-headed dog, Cerberus, to left. RIC IV 242; Calicó 2717; BMCRE 96 (same dies); Biaggi 1189. Good VF, underlying luster, marks at edge around periphery. Well centered on a broad flan. Rare. ($10,000)

Ex Vicomte de Sartiges Collection

791. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 6.72 g, 12h). Rome mint. Proclamation issue, circa April AD 222. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS P P, Severus Alexander, laureate and togate, standing in slow quadriga left, holding branch in right hand and scepter in left. RIC IV 16 var. (break in obv. legend); Calicó 3087 var. (same); BMCRE 11 var. (same); Biaggi 1321 var. (same); Sartiges 292 (this coin). Good VF, a few light marks, scratch on reverse. Very rare. ($10,000) Ex Continental Collection; Vinchon (24 April 1996), lot 81; Rauch 50 (19 April 1993), lot 334; Hess-Leu 41 (24 April 1969), lot 394; Vicomte de Sartiges Collection (Ars Classica XVIII, 10 October 1938), lot 377.

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Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

792. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AV Aureus (20mm, 6.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, early AD 222. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS P P, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding up branch in right hand and vertical spear reversed in left. RIC IV 6; Calicó 3082 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 26 var. (break in obv. legend); Biaggi 1319 (this coin). EF, toned, underlying luster. Rare. ($10,000) Ex Continental Collection; Tkalec & Rauch (25 April 1989), lot 363; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1319.

793. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AV Aureus (21mm, 6.29 g, 12h). Rome mint. 3rd emission, AD 223. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P II COS P P, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter. RIC IV 26d; BMCRE 100 var. (no break in obv. legend); Calicó 3092 var. (same); cf. Biaggi 1322. EF, underlying luster. ($7500)

794. Severus Alexander. AD 222-235. AV Aureus (19mm, 6.00 g, 7h). Rome mint. 11th emission, AD 230. IMP SEV ALE XAND AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery / P M TR P VIIII CO S III P P, Severus Alexander, as Romulus, in military dress, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left. RIC IV 103; Calicó 3121 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 620; Biaggi 1330 (same dies). Superb EF, lustrous. ($10,000) Ex Continental Collection.

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795. Gordian I. AD 238. Æ Sestertius (28.5mm, 21.33 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 1-22 April AD 238. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENTIA AVGG, S C across field, Providentia, draped, legs crossed, standing front, head left, holding wand in right hand over globe at feet to left, and cornucopia in left, resting left arm on column. RIC IV 9; Banti 5; BMCRE 5. Good VF, lovely glossy green patina contrasts with earthen deposits. Rare. ($10,000) Ex Triton XV (4 January 2012), lot 1545.

796. Gordian III. AD 238-244. Bi-metallic Medallion (37mm, 52.97 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 243-244. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder / Adlocutio scene: Gordian, assisted by soldier behind him, standing right on low daïs, addressing four soldiers, two of whom hold spears and shields, standing left; vexillum, signum and aquila behind. Gnecchi 1 (pl. 103, 1); Bardin Group 6, 33; Banti 2. Fine, dark surfaces. Extremely rare. ($1000)

797. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. AV Aureus (20.5mm, 4.74 g, 12h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 2nd-3rd emissions, late AD 249-mid AD 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VICTO RIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC IV 29a var. (also draped); Calicó 3300; Biaggi 1398; Hunter –; CNG 105, lot 943 (same obv. die). Near EF, underlying luster, faint marks in fields. Rare. ($3000) 204


Two Very Rare Valerian I Binios

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799 798. Valerian I. AD 253-260. AV Heavy Aureus or Binio (23mm, 5.06 g, 12h). Samosata mint. 1st emission, AD 255-256. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / AETERNITAS AVGG, Aeternitas advancing right, raising his right hand, holding globe in left hand. RIC V 273 (Antioch); MIR 36, 1675b; Calicó 3402 (this coin illustrated); Biaggi 1432 = Sunrise 747 (this coin). VF, some scattered marks and scrapes, traces of mounting on edge. Very rare. ($5000) Ex Sunrise Collection (New York Sale XXXVII, 5 January 2016), lot 400 (hammer $6500); Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 49, 21 October 2008), lot 360 (hammer 6,000 CHF), purchased by Biaggi from Hubert Herzfelder in 1956 for 6,000 CHF.

799. Valerian I. AD 253-260. AV Heavy Aureus or Binio (21mm, 5.28 g, 5h). Samosata(?) mint. 1st emission(?), AD 255-256. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / MI NER VICTRIX, Minerva standing facing, head left, holding Victory in her right hand and inverted spear with her right; at her feet to left, shield; to right, trophy. RIC V –; MIR 36, –; Calicó –; Biaggi –. Near EF, holed. Unique and unpublished reverse type for Valerian I. ($3000) This gold aureus of Valerian I uses a reverse type employed previously by Caracalla (Calicó 2694-8). The obverse die is stylistically very similar to the Sunrise/Biaggi aureus (see previous lot), and may even have been engraved by the same celator.

800. Postumus. Romano-Gallic Emperor, AD 260-269. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 19.78 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint. 3rd bronze emission, AD 261. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; to left, captive seated left. RIC V 172; Mairat –; Bastien, Postume 97 (same dies); Banti 61. Near EF, even dark brown surfaces. ($750) Ex M. Thys Collection; Elsen 123 (6 December 2014), lot 265.

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Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

801. Tacitus. AD 275-276. AV Aureus (21mm, 4.98 g, 6h). Serdica mint. Struck early-June AD 276. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ROMAE AET–ERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, spear in left; S C in exergue. RIC V 75 (Rome) and 205 (Cyzicus); BN 1784; Calicó 4095 (this coin illustrated); S. Estiot, “L’Or romain entre crise et restitution (270-276 apr. J.-C.). II. Tacite et Florien” in Journal des Savants 2 (1999), 107a = Biaggi 1602 (this coin). EF, a few tiny marks. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Tkalec & Rauch (14 April 1986), lot 427; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1602.

Early Alexandria Mint Aureus?

802. Carus. AD 282-283. AV Aureus (19mm, 4.45 g, 11h). Uncertain mint in the east (Alexandria?). Struck early AD 283. IMP CAESAR [M A]VR CARVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right / VICTOR CA RINO AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC V 132; Pink VI/2, p. 57, b; Calicó 4281 (but same obv. die as illustration of Calicó 4280a); Biaggi –; Consul Weber 2420; S. Laffranchi, “I diversi stili nella monetazione romana. IV. Gli aurei imperiali di conio Alessandrino e le monete del tiranno Saturnino” in RIN 1907, p. 396, pl. XIII, 15–6 var. (rev. legend, same obv. die). Near VF, holed. Extremely rare, perhaps the second known (all references refer to the Consul Weber piece), none in CoinArchives. ($1000) The very rare aurei of this eastern style were first studied in depth by S. Laffranchi, who noted stylistic similarities between these coins and contemporary potin issues of Alexandria. P. Webb (in RIC) agreed with Laffranchi’s comparison, but added that there was also stylistic similarities with certain issues of Carus at Cyzicus, and thus left the mint attribution as uncertain. K. Pink later dismissed these gold coins as merely imitations, but without explanation (interestingly, Webb notes that before reading Laffranchi’s paper, he was inclined to call them imitations of issues from Cyzicus). To the present cataloger, though, the organized typology of these coins suggest an official issue that commemorates the campaigns of Carus and Carinus in the east: the aurei are known in the name of both emperors, and each has reverses naming the other (VICTOR CARO AVG and VICTOR CARINO AVG), accompanied by the standard figure of Victory. If not struck at Alexandria, then perhaps these were all struck by a mint that accompanied the emperors on campaign.

803. Divus Nigrinian. Died circa AD 284. Antoninianus (23mm, 3.77 g, 1h). Rome mint, 1st officina. Struck under Carinus, 5th emission, AD 284. DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate half-length bust right / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head left, wings spread; KAA. RIC V 472 var. (bust type); Pink VI/2, p. 38; Venèra 3405-7. Good VF, dark green to black patina, a few cleaning marks. Rare. ($2000) 206


Pedigreed to 1908

804. Diocletian. AD 284-305. AV Aureus (20mm, 5.44 g, 6h). Uncertain (Cyzicus or Antioch) mint. Special issue, struck AD 293. DIOCLETIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / CONCORDI–AE AVGG NN, Diocletian and Maximianus seated left on curule chairs, each holding globe in right hand and parazonium in left, being crowned by Victory. RIC V 313 (Antioch); Lukanc 7 (p. 150, 3 and p. 154, 6 [Antioch; same dies]); Pink, Goldprägung, p. 43 (Cyzicus); Depeyrot 13/1 (Cyzicus); Calicó 4430; Biaggi 1695 (this coin); NAC 80, lot 230 (same dies); cf. NAC 67, lot 210 (for type; same obv. die). EF, lustrous, graffito in field on reverse. ($15,000) Ex Continental Collection; Rauch 51 (20 September 1993), lot 462; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1695; “Universal Collection” [Braun] (A. Hess 202, 28 October 1930), lot 2787; J. Hirsch XXIX (9 November 1910), lot 1298; H. Osborne O’Hagan Collection (Part III, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 July 1908), lot 688. Aurei with the CONCORDIAE AVGG NN reverse are known for Diocletian, Maximianus, Constantius and Galerius, thus placing this issue in AD 293, the year the First Tetrarchy was fully established with two junior rulers (Constantius I and Galerius as Caesars), and when Diocletian (for the fifth time) and Maximianus (for the fourth time) held the joint-consulship. Which mint struck these unsigned issues has long been debated. Pink, in laying out the gold issues of the First Tetrarchy, assigned the unsigned aurei to Cyzicus, including the CONCORDIAE AVGG NN reverse issue. Webb, however, assigned the coin to Antioch. Although he gave no specific reason for doing so, he did note in his discussion of the Cyzicus mint (p. 215) a close association between the two mints. He also noted the existence of Pink’s article, but did not incorporate its findings (p. 219). Since then, attributions for these unsigned issues have varied among numismatists and catalogers. One can see obverse stylistic affinities between these aurei and later marked issues of Antioch (Lukanc 5 [p. 175, 3]). Unfortunately, as Sutherland (RIC VI, p. 597 [Antioch]) points out in his discussion of the mint, these early issues have been studied out of context, and only a more detailed study of this early coinage (preferably a die-study) will provide a more satisfactory answer.

805. Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. Denarius (19mm, 2.45 g, 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. Struck AD 285-286. IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IOVI CO NSER VAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Δ. Cf. RIC V 517 (no officina mark). VF, green patina, some silvering, flan crack. Very rare. ($1000)

806. Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. AR Argenteus (18mm, 2.90 g, 6h). Heraclea mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa AD 295. Laureate head right / The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before city enclosure with six turrets; HB. RIC VI 7; Jeločnik 92; RSC 551b. Choice EF. ($750) 207


807. Maximianus. First reign, AD 286-305. AR Argenteus (1817mm, 3.11 g, 12h). Nicomedia mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa AD 295-296. Laureate head right / Camp-gate with four turrets, doors open, and star above archway; SMNΓ. RIC VI 25b; RSC 553c. EF, toned. ($750)

808. Carausius. Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus (25mm, 5.23 g, 7h). Londinium (London) mint. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Pax standing left, holding olive-branch with her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left; S/P//ML. RIC V 118. EF, brown patina with traces of verdigris, underlying silver. ($500) Ex CNG Inventory 784652 (February 2007).

809. Domitius Domitianus. Usurper, AD 297-298. Æ Follis (26mm, 9.98 g, 12h). Alexandria mint, 1st officina. 2nd emission, AD 298. IMP C L DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPV L I ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera; to left, eagle standing facing, head right; A//ALE. RIC VI 20. Good VF, brown surfaces with traces of hard green, minor roughness. Rare. ($2000) Ex Künker 216 (8 October 2012), lot 1266.

810. Constantius I. As Caesar, AD 293-305. AR Argenteus (18mm, 3.27 g, 12h). Siscia mint. Struck circa AD 294. Laureate head right / VIRTVS MILITVM, four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before city enclosure with eight turrets. RIC VI 44a; Jeločnik 9b; RSC 315†c. EF, toned. ($750) Ex Tradart 3 (1 December 1985), lot 320.

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811. Alexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310. Æ Follis (21.5mm, 5.57 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint. IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; PK. RIC VI 69; Salama Type VI. VF, dark green-brown surfaces, minor roughness. Very rare. ($3000) L. Domitius Alexander led a short-lived revolt against Maxentius from AD 308 to 311, holding Africa and Sardinia. There is little known about this usurper, but there is evidence in an inscription (CIL VIII, 22183) that he and Constantine allied themselves in opposition to Maxentius. P. Salama in “Recherches numismatiques sur l’usurpateur africain L. Domitius Alexander,” Proceedings of the International Numismatic Congress 1973, p. 365, note 2, suggests that at the latest, the pact was entered into by autumn of 310.

Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection

812. Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. AV Solidus (17mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 312-313. CONSTAN TINVS P F AVG, laureate head right / FELICITAS REI PVBLICAE, Constantine seated left on curule chair set on high ornamented daïs; behind, two soldiers, each holding spear; to left at ground level, three figures kneeling right in supplication with hands raised; PTR. RIC VI 810; Calicó –; Depeyrot 17/2; Biaggi 1968 (this coin). EF, toned, some light scratches in fields. Very rare. ($20,000) Ex Triton XIX (4 January 2016), lot 616; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 1968; A. Hess Lucerne (9 May 1951), lot 277. There has been a bit of a debate over the date of this coin with its unusual, for the period, reverse type. C.H.V. Sutherland, the author of volume VI of RIC, suggests it was struck in 310 or 311 to celebrate Constantine’s victories over the Alemanni and the Franks. Pierre Bastien connected it to no specific donative, while Georges Depeyrot assigns it to 312-313, presumably in honor of Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Constantine was now the sole ruler of the West, and had purportedly cordial relations with Licinius I, who would emerge victorious in his struggle with Maximinus I and rule the East.

813. Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis (19.5mm, 3.07 g, 12h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck AD 328-329. Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / CONSTANTINI ANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, head right, holding palm frond with each hand; to left, bound captive seated left, head right, at base of trophy; Є/-// CONS •. RIC VII 38; LRBC 999. Choice EF, warm brown surfaces, some underlying silvering. Very rare with the pellet in the exergue. ($300) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 35 (20 September 1995), lot 1010.

814. Anonymous Issues. temp. Constantine, circa 330. AR Third Siliqua or Scripulum(?) (12mm, 0.99 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Pearl-diademed and draped female bust right (Helena?) / Large K. Bendall, Anonymous, Type 4; Mazzini 287; CNG E-331, lot 337 (same dies). Good VF, toned, a hint of roughness. ($400) 209


815. Helena. Augusta, AD 324-328/30. Æ Follis (19mm, 3.02 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 327328. Diademed and draped bust right / Securitas standing left, holding branch in right hand, arranging pallium with left; STRE. RIC VII 508; LRBC 41. Superb EF, wonderful pale apple green patina. ($300) Ex Gorny & Mosch 195 (7 March 2011), lot 486.

816. Constans. AD 337-350. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Siscia mint. Struck AD 340-350. FL IVL CONS TANS P F AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / OB VICTORIAM TRIVMPHALEM, two Victories standing vis-à-vis, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT/X/MVL/XV; SIS*. RIC VIII 115; Depeyrot 9/1; Biaggi –. Choice EF, lustrous. ($3000)

817. Constans. AD 337-350. AR Siliqua (20mm, 2.94 g, 12h). Quinquennalia issue. Thessalonica mint. Struck AD 342343. Rosette-and-laurel diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SIC/V/SIC/X in four lines within wreath. RIC VIII 43; RSC 38†b. Near EF, light iridescent toning, light porosity. Very rare. ($1500) Ex Gorny & Mosch 159 (8 October 2007), lot 480.

818. Constans. AD 337-350. AV Solidus (21.5mm, 4.48 g, 12h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 337-340. D N CONST ANS P F AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA CONSTATIS AVG, Victory seated right on cuirass, holding shield set on knee inscribed VOT/ X in two lines; to left, shield set on ground; to right, winged Genius standing left, supporting shield with both hands; CONS. RIC VIII 7 var. (rev. legend); Depeyrot 1/6; Biaggi –. Choice EF. Very rare. ($5000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 78 (26 May 2014), lot 1162.

819. Constantius II. AD 337-361. AV Solidus (23mm, 4.49 g, 6h). Vicennalia issue. Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 347-348. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Two Victories standing, vis-à-vis, holding wreath inscribed VOT/ XX/MVLT/XXX between them; TR. RIC VIII 132; Depeyrot 6/1; Biaggi 2180. Choice EF, matte surfaces. ($2000) Ex Lexington Collection (Heritage 3035, 3 September 2014), 29247 (hammer $4250).

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CNG is pleased to present a selection of coins from the East Harptree Hoard of 1887. This hoard was discovered near the village of East Harptree, located approximately 16 miles southwest of Bath. The hoard consisted of 1496 silver coins, five silver ingots, and a Roman silver ring set with a carnelian intaglio stone. The coins are 4th century, covering the period of Constantine the Great to Gratian (circa AD 306 to 383). The landowner, Mr. William Kettlewell, made the hoard available to the British Museum, and it was first written up by John Evans in The Numismatic Chronicle of 1888 (pp. 22-46). The British Museum kept 25 of the most interesting coins from the hoard, and the rest of hoard was returned to the owner. A portion of the hoard, along with the original jug that contained them, was given to a local church for display by William Kettlewell’s son, Colonel Kettlewell. These were eventually stolen. Many years later, the balance of the hoard, nearly 1200 pieces, was given to the father of the individual who subsequently consigned the hoard to Spink, where they were sold last September. Spink wrote-up the hoard for their INSIDER Magazine (Summer 2016 issue). Overall, the quality of the Harptree Hoard is exceptional. The coins exhibit beautiful surfaces with lovely cabinet toning, with very little clipping – remarkable condition for coins of this period. A rare opportunity to own a coin from a documented hoard found 130 years ago.

820. Constantius II. AD 337-361. AR Siliqua (17mm, 1.84 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond, both wings visible; LVG. RIC VIII 210; Lyon 258c (same obv. die); RSC 259c var. (bust type). EF, deeply toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

821. Constantius II. AD 337-361. AR Siliqua (17mm, 1.96 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearl and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ XXX/ MVLTIS/ XXXX in four lines within wreath; LVG. RIC VIII 217; Lyon 260c (same dies); RSC 342-3z. EF, deeply toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

822. Constantius II. AD 337-361. AR Siliqua (17.5mm, 2.14 g, 12h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 353355. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ XXX/ MVLTIS/ XXXX in four lines within wreath; PCON. RIC VIII 207 and 253; Ferrando 1014; RSC 342-3c. Near EF, deep tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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823. Constantius II. AD 337-361. AR Siliqua (16mm, 2.29 g, 12h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 353355. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ XXX/ MVLTIS/ XXXX in four lines within wreath; SCON. RIC VIII 207 and 253; Ferrando 1015; RSC 342-3c. Near EF, dark tone, some iridescence. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

824. Julian II. As Caesar, AD 355-360. AR Siliqua (18mm, 2.21 g, 12h). Contemporary imitation of a Lugdunum (Lyon) mint issue. Struck AD 360 or later. FL CL IVLIANVS NOB CAES, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ V/ WVLT/ X in four lines within wreath; SCS. For prototype, cf. RIC VIII 229 (for rev.); cf. RSC 142†a (for rev.). Near EF, lightly toned. Wonderful barbaric imitation using high quality silver. Exceptional. ($500)

825. Julian II. As Caesar, AD 355-360. AR Siliqua (17mm, 2.15 g, 11h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 3rd officina. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; TCON. RIC VIII 264; Ferrando 1372; RSC 154b. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

826. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (18mm, 2.19 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; TR. RIC VIII 364; RSC 157†a. Near EF, iridescent tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

827. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (18mm, 1.99 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond, both wings visible; LVG. RIC VIII 213; Lyon 259; RSC 58†d. Good VF, dark find patina. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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828. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (16.5mm, 2.22 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond, one wing visible; LVG. RIC VIII 215A; Lyon 259; RSC 58†a. Good VF, darkly toned, some iridescence. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

829. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17mm, 1.87 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; LVG. RIC VIII 218; Lyon 261; RSC 163†a. EF, iridescent tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

830. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17mm, 1.96 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 360-361. Pearl and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; LVG. RIC VIII 219; Lyon 261; RSC 163†c. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

831. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (15mm, 2.24 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 361. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; PLVG. RIC VIII 227; Lyon 268; RSC 163†b. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

832. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (18mm, 1.88 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX in four lines within wreath; PLVG. RIC VIII 233; Lyon 276; RSC 146b. EF, deeply toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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833. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (16.5mm, 2.45 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 361. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X in four lines within wreath; SLVG. RIC VIII 227; Lyon 269; RSC 163†b. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

834. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17.5mm, 1.92 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 361. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX in four lines within wreath; SLVG. RIC VIII 233; Lyon 277; RSC 146b. EF, darkly toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

835. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (16mm, 2.17 g, 6h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 360-361. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X within wreath; PCON. RIC VIII 295; Ferrando 1375; RSC 161†. EF, darkly toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

836. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17mm, 2.05 g, 10h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 360-361. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X within wreath; SCON. RIC VIII 295; Ferrando 1376; RSC 161†. EF, dark iridescent tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

837. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17.5mm, 2.10 g, 11h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 3rd officina. Struck AD 360-361. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ V/ MVLTIS/ X within wreath; TCON. RIC VIII 295; Ferrando 1377; RSC 161†. EF, iridescent tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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838. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17mm, 2.09 g, 12h). Decennalia issue. Arelate (Arles) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 362-363. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bearded bust right / VOTIS/ X/ MVLTIS/ XX in four lines within wreath, eagle in medallion in center of wreath; PCONST. RIC VIII 309; Ferrando 1387; RSC 148†e. Near EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

839. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (17.5mm, 2.39 g, 6h). Decennalia issue. Arelate (Arles) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 362-363. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bearded bust right / VOTIS/ X/ MVLTIS/ XX in four lines within wreath, eagle in medallion in center of wreath; SCONST. RIC VIII 309; Ferrando 1388; RSC 148†e. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

840. Julian II. AD 360-363. AR Siliqua (16.5mm, 1.97 g, 5h). Decennalia issue. Arelate (Arles) mint, 3rd officina. Struck AD 362-363. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bearded bust right / VOTIS/ X/ MVLTIS/ XX in four lines within wreath, dot in medallion in center of wreath; TCONST. RIC IX 312 var. (break in obv. legend); Ferrando 1396; RSC 148†c. EF, toned, some find patina. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

841. Jovian. AD 363-364. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.39 g, 12h). Sirmium mint. D N IOVIAN VS P F P AVG, pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed right / SECVRITA S REI PVBLICE, Roma enthroned facing, holding spear in left hand and Constantinopolis enthroned left, holding scepter in left hand, and right foot on prow, holding between them a shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X; •SIRM(palm frond). RIC VIII 115; Depeyrot 25/1 corr. (obv. legend); Biaggi 2226 var. (no stop in mintmark). EF, some light marks, slight bend in flan, small deposit on reverse. ($3000) Ex Continental Collection.

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842. Valentinian I. AD 364-375. AR Siliqua (18mm, 1.73 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Valentinian standing right, holding labarum with plain shaft and Victory on globe; SLVG. RIC IX 6a; Lyon 12; RSC 18-19†c. Good VF, find patina. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

843. Valentinian I. AD 364-375. AR Siliqua (18mm, 2.11 g, 7h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ V/ MV•LT/ X in four lines within wreath; RT. RIC IX 10a.2; RSC 70†f. EF, dark tone, slight die shift. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

844. Valentinian I. AD 364-375. AR Siliqua (16mm, 1.98 g, 6h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/ V/ MV•LT/ X in four lines within wreath; RT. RIC IX 10a.2; RSC 70†f. EF, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

845. Valens. AD 364-378. AR Siliqua (17mm, 2.34 g, 12h). Treveri (Trier) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 367-375. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and scepter: TRPS•. RIC IX 27e.1; RSC 109†a. EF, dark tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

846. Valens. AD 364-378. AR Siliqua (17mm, 2.15 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Valens standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, hook on shaft; PLVG•. RIC IX 6f.3; Lyon 27; RSC 28†c. Good VF, find patina, toned. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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847. Valens. AD 364-378. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.48 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 365. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Valens standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe; SMLVG. RIC IX 1c.1; Lyon 6; Depeyrot 10/2; Biaggi –. EF, a couple light scratches on the reverse. ($1000) Ex Continental Collection; Spink-Taisei 41 (30 April 1992), lot 93.

848. Valens. AD 364-378. AR Siliqua (18mm, 1.88 g, 6h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VOT/V/MVLT/X in four lines within wreath; RB. RIC IX 10c.2; RSC 91†h. EF, toned, find patina. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

849. Valens. AD 364-378. AR Siliqua (18mm, 1.85 g, 12h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 364-367. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and scepter; R Q. RIC IX 11b.2; RSC 109†e. EF, find patina. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

850. Gratian. AD 367-383. AR Siliqua (19mm, 2.19 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck AD 367-375. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and scepter; TRPS•. RIC IX 27f.1; RSC 86†a. EF, dark tone. ($300) Ex 1887 East Harptree, Somerset Hoard (IRBCH 1424).

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851. Valentinian II. AD 375-392. AR Siliqua (18.5mm, 1.74 g, 12h). Festal issue. Siscia mint. Struck AD 377-378. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Large Christogram within wreath with large central jewel; SISCP. RIC IX –, but cf. 18 (Gratian; mintmark) and 19 (Valentinian II, but VOT/XV/MVLT/XX); RSC –. VF, find patina, hairline flan crack. Apparently unique and unpublished. ($1000) Based on the mintmark, this siliqua of Valentinian from the Siscia mint was struck as part of a festal issue commemorating the tenth regnal anniversary of Gratian and in anticipation of the fifteenth of Valens. While Valentinian, who had become emperor in AD 375, was included in the program of the anniversary issues for Valens – hence RIC IX 19 – the young emperor had not yet reached the regnal milestone of five years that normally began the issuance of such special issues. Thus, this siliqua, bearing the Christogram within the wreath on the reverse would provide an appropriate alternative for the Christian Valentinian, who (along with his mother) later became embroiled in the Arian controversy.

852. Theodosius I. AD 379-395. AV Solidus (21.5mm, 4.40 g, 12h). Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 388-392. Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated right, holding scepter and shield inscribed VOT/ V/ MVL/ X in four lines, right foot on prow; A//CONOB. RIC IX 70b.1; Depeyrot 45/1. Near EF. ($1000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 54 (24 March 2010), lot 1329.

853. Honorius. AD 393-423. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.49 g, 6h). Ravenna mint. Struck AD 402-406. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Honorius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe; R-V// COMOB. RIC X 1287; Ranieri 12; Depeyrot 7/1. EF, underlying luster, minor deposits on reverse. ($750) Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXIV (6 May 1995), lot 407.

854. Honorius. AD 393-423. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.26 g, 12h). Ravenna mint. Struck AD 402-406. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Honorius standing right, foot on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe; R-V// COMOB. RIC X 1287; Ranieri 12; Depeyrot 7/1. Near EF, scratch on obverse. ($500) 218


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855. Honorius. AD 393-423. AV Tremissis (13mm, 1.47 g, 6h). Ravenna mint. Struck AD 402-423. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing right, holding wreath and globus cruciger; R-V//COM. RIC X 1289 & 1313; Ranieri 30; Depeyrot 10/1; Biaggi 2324. Near EF, toned, a few marks. ($500) Ex Continental Collection; Vecchi 13 (4 September 1998), lot 977; Lanz 40 (25 May 1987), lot 895.

856. Honorius. AD 393-423. AV Tremissis (15.5mm, 1.51 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 403-408. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star in right field; CONOB. RIC X 35; MIRB 46; Depeyrot 58/2. Good VF, lightly toned, lamination on reverse, some flan flaws. ($300)

857. Theodosius II. AD 402-450. AV Tremissis (14mm, 1.50 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 402/8-450. Pearldiademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; CONOB. RIC X 213 and 249; MIRB 45 var. (Victory’s head facing); Depeyrot 70/1; DOCLR –. EF. ($500) Ex Continental Collection.

858. Theodosius II. AD 402-450. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.48 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 442-443. Pearldiademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy / Constantinopolis seated left, left foot on prow, holding globus cruciger and scepter; shield at side; star to left; COMOB. RIC X 310; MIRB 33; Depeyrot 84/1; DOCLR 414-425. EF, traces of underlying luster. ($500)

859. Theodosius II. AD 402-450. AV Semissis (18mm, 2.22 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 444. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing +/XXXV in two lines on shield set on knee; star and shield to left, staurogram to right; CONOB. RIC X 331; MIRB 42c; Depeyrot 80/4; DOCLR –. EF, a few light marks and scratches, graffito on reverse. ($500) Ex Continental Collection.

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860. Leo II and Zeno. AD 474. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. D N LEO Eτ Z– ENO P P AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder with right hand, on left arm a shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy below / SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Leo and Zeno seated facing on double throne, each holding mappa in right hand; star and cross above; I//CONOB. RIC X 803; Depeyrot 98/1; Biaggi –. Near EF. Rare. ($3000) Ex Continental Collection; Leu 77 (11 May 2000), lot 768; August Voirol Collection (Münzen und Medaillen AG 38, 7 December 1968), lot 679; Münzhandlung Basel 10 (15 March 1938), lot 823.

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Confirming a Possible New Mint for Zeno Based on the CONOR in the exergue, Lacam assigned the following two coins to an issue struck under the Ostrogothic king Theoderic, an attribution which catalogers of these coins have generally adopted. M.A. Metlich, in his recent study of the Ostrogothic coinage (COI), however, states that no solidi in the name of Zeno can be attributed to Theoderic, implying that such issues must be official coinages of the emperor. In fact, P. Grierson noted a Zeno with Leo tremissis with the CONOR mintmark in Dumbarton Oaks (DOCLR 628), which he assigned to Constantinople. While CONOR is suggestive of an unofficial or imitative issue, examples with this mintmark are recorded with one of seven different officina letters – A, B, Γ, Δ, Є, Z, and Θ. So many officina letters are unknown in contemporary Germanic issues that imitate imperial coinage, and rather suggest a well-structured official mint whose identification is not yet certain.

861. Zeno. Second reign, AD 476-491. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.44 g, 6h). Uncertain mint, 4th officina. D N ZENO PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder with right hand, on left arm a shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy below / VICTORI A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; Δ//CONOR. Cf. RIC X 3627 (Ravenna; for type); Lacam Classe I, Type 1 (attributed to Bononia) under Theoderic); Ranieri –; Depeyrot –. EF, a few minor marks. Extremely rare. ($3000) 862. Zeno. Second reign, AD 476-491. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Uncertain mint, 5th officina. D N ZENO PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder with right hand, on left arm a shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy below / VICTORI A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross in right hand; star to right; Є//CONOR. Cf. RIC X 3627 (Ravenna; for type); Lacam Classe I, Type 1 (attributed to Bononia) under Theoderic); Ranieri –; Depeyrot –. Superb EF. Unique example with officina Є for this very rare type with CONOR mintmark. ($3000) Ex Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 1186; Tkalec (19 February 2001), lot 434; Dr. Anton C. R. Dreesman Collection (Part I, Spink [142], 13 April 2000), lot 372; Numismatic Fine Arts XVIII, Part II (1 April 1987), lot 635.

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863. Odovacar. King, AD 476-493. AV Tremissis (13mm, 1.42 g, 12h). In the name of Zeno. Mediolanum (Milan) mint. Struck 476-491. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Cross potent within wreath; COMOB. RIC X 3614 (Zeno); cf. Ulrich-Bansa, Moneta 181 and 185 (for type); Lacam 66; cf. Depeyrot 43/8 (same). Good VF, toned, a few minor marks, obverse struck with worn die. Very rare. ($750)

BYZANTINE COINAGE

864. Anastasius I. 491-518. AV Tremissis (15mm, 1.49 g, 5h). Constantinople mint. Struck 492-518. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star to right; CONOB. DOC 10; MIBE 13; SB 8. EF. ($500) From the Iconodule Collection.

865. Anastasius I. 491-518. Æ Follis (38mm, 18.77 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Struck 498-518. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Large M; cross above, stars flanking; Δ//CON. DOC 23f; MIBE 27; SB 19. Good VF, attractive red-brown patina. ($500) From the Iconodule Collection.

866. Justin I. 518-527. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officia. Struck 518-522. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder in right hand, shield over left shoulder / Victory standing left, holding long staff surmounted by reversed staurogram; star to left; CONOB. DOC 1h; MIBE 2; SB 55. Good VF, light scratch in obverse field, a few edge marks. ($500) 221


867. Justin I & Justinian I. 527. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.48 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 4 April-1 August. D N IVSTIN ЄT IVSTINIAN P P AVG, Justin and Justinian seated facing on throne with straight back and crossbar, each holding globus in left hand; cross between heads; CONOB / VICTORI–A AVGGG, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; star in right field; S//CONOB. DOC 3 var. (unlisted officina); MIBE 2c; Metcalf, Joint, Group IIc, 43 (obv. die O24); SB 118 var. (unlisted officina). EF. Rare. ($5000) Ex Goldman Collection; Sincona 3 (25 October 2011), lot 3044; Gorny & Mosch 180 (12 October 2009), lot 479.

868. Justin I & Justinian I. 527. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.48 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 4 April-1 August. D N IVSTIN ЄT IVSTINIAN P P AVG, Justin and Justinian seated facing on throne with curved back and no crossbar, each holding scroll; CONOB / VICTORI–A AVGGG, angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus cruciger in left; star in right field; Z//CONOB. DOC –; MIBE 3a; Metcalf, Joint, Group IIIa, 52 (dies C1/Z– [unlisted rev. die]); SB 115c. Good VF, a few scuffs, hairline die break on obverse. ($3000)

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869. Justinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.54 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 7th officina. Struck 545-565. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield over shoulder / Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; star to right; Z//CONOB. DOC (9g); MIBE 7; SB 140. EF. ($500) From the Iconodule Collection.

870. Maurice Tiberius. 582-602. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.07 g, 7h). Constantinople mint. Struck 583-602. Helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger / Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger; ΘS//OB+*. DOC 151 (Antioch); MIBE 13a; SB 529 (Antioch). Choice EF. ($500)

871. Phocas. 602-610. AV Solidus (22.5mm, 4.36 g, 6h). Thessalonica mint. Dated IY 8 (AD 604/5). Crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger; crown with pendilia / Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger and staff surmounted by staurogram; H//CONOB. DOC –; MIBE 3; SB 617A (Constantinople); Triton XVI, lot 1250. EF, lustrous, minor areas of weak strike at peripheries, hint of die rust. ($1500) 222


872 873 872. Heraclius. 610-641. AV Solidus (21.5mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck 610-613. Crowned and draped bust facing, holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set on three steps; Є//CONOB. DOC 3b; MIB 5; SB 731. EF, whisper of weak strike in obverse legend, edge marks. ($300) 873. Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine. 610-641. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Uncertain eastern military mint. Struck circa 613-616. Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, each wearing chlamys; cross above / Cross potent set on three steps; IX//CONOB. DOC 187c (Alexandria); Bendall, Jerusalem, Type 4 and pl. XLI, 15 (uncertain eastern military mint) = MIB pl. 4, 77.7 (Cyprus); SB 852 (Jerusalem). EF. ($500) From the Iconodule Collection.

874 875 874. Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius. 641-668. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.37 g, 7h). Constantinople mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 661-663. Crowned and draped busts facing of Constans, wearing plumed helmet, and Constantine; cross above / Cross potent set upon three steps; Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger, standing facing to either side; B//CONOB. DOC 30b; MIB 31; SB 964. Choice EF, lustrous. ($500) 875. Constans II, with Constantine IV. 641-668. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.08 g, 6h). Syracuse mint. Struck 654-659. Crowned facing busts of Constans, with long beard, and Constantine, beardless, each wearing chlamys; cross above / Cross potent set on globe set on four steps; to inner right, Γ with pellets to right and below; Θ ΙC •/ CONOB. DOC (160a); MIB 92; Anastasi 145; SB 1081; Triton XVIII, lot 1305. VF, light marks, clipped. Very rare, only one on CoinArchives (the Triton specimen). ($750)

876. Constantine IV Pogonatus. 668-685. AR Miliaresion (21mm, 4.44 g, 6h). Ceremonial issue. Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman motif / Cross potent set on globe set on three steps; palm fronds flanking. DOC 20; MIB 61; SB 1165. VF, toned, a few minor scratches, die rust. Extremely rare. ($1000) From the Iconodule Collection.

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Weight Overstruck on Arab-Byzantine Fals

877. temp. Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. Æ Weight or Token (22mm, 3.65 g, 6h). Heraclius, magistrate. Facing bust of Theotokos with head of Child on breast / Cruciform EPACΛI(OY) (= of Heraclius) monogram. Cf. D. Feissel, “Le préfet de Constantinople, les poids-étalons et l’estampillage de l’argenterie au VIe et au VIIe siècle,” RN 28 (1986), monogram 42 (for rev.). VF, orangish earthen green patina. Overstruck on an Arab-Byzantine Imperial bust type (Type VII) Hims (Emesa) mint fals (struck circa 685-690s). Apparently unique and of historical interest. ($1000)

878. Tiberius III (Apsimar). 698-705. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 10th officina. Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield decorated with soldier on horseback motif / Cross potent set on three steps; I// CONOB. DOC 1i; MIB 1; SB 1360. Choice EF. ($500)

879. Artavasdus. Usurper, 741/2-743. PB Seal (225mm, 13.98 g, 12h). As patrikios and kouropalates, after 717. ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI in the form of a cruciform monogram; Tω Δ(OV)/Λω C(OV) in quarters / APTAVAC/Δω ΠATPI/ KIωS KOV/PAΠAΛATH in four lines; cross flanked by palm fronds above and below. Schlumberger, Sceaux 180 var. (rev. legend arranged differently). VF, earthen gray patina. Very rare and of exceptional quality. An interesting seal of the usurper before his rise to the throne. ($500) After Constantine V, brother-in-law of Artavasdus, succeeded Leo III, Artavasdus attacked him en route to a campaign against the Umayyads and usurped the throne. Artavasdus’ reign saw an overturn of Leo’s strict iconoclastic policies, but his orthodox efforts would ultimately be short-lived and his restoration of the icons in turn reversed. Artavasdus’ forces were defeated by Constantine V in the summer of 743. On 2 November of the same year, he and his son Nicephorus, whom he had raised to co-emperor, had their eyes put out in the Hippodrome. Prior to his rise to the purple, the Armenian-born Artavasdus was appointed strategos by Anastasius II in circa 713. He supported Leo III, then governor of the Anatolic theme, in his revolt against Theodosius III – an alliance that was sealed with Artavasdus receiving the hand of Leo’s daughter Anna, as well as the titles of kouropalates (“master of the palace”) and the position of komes of the Opsikion. For a similar seal that carries the additional title of “komes of the Opsikion”, see G.L. Schlumberger, Sigillographie de l’empire byzantin [Paris: E. Leroux, 1884], p. 249, 2).

880. Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo III. 741-775. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 18 June 740/741-742. Crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia / Crowned facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia. DOC 1c; Füeg 1.C.1-2/1.C.7-8 (obv./rev.); SB 1550. Good VF, minor die break on edge of obverse, slight shift strike on reverse. ($750) From the Iconodule Collection.

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881 882 881. Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III. 741-775. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.47 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck circa 750-756. Crowned and draped facing busts of Constantine V and Leo IV; cross above, • between / Crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing loros, holding cross potent in right hand; Θ at end of legend. DOC 2c.1-3; Füeg 4.A.5; SB 1551. Good VF, well struck for issue. ($500) 882. Constantine V Copronymus, with Leo IV and Leo III. 741-775. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.44 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck circa 773-775. Crowned facing busts of Constantine V and Leo IV, each wearing chlamys; cross above, • between / Crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing loros, holding cross potent; B at end of legend. DOC 2f.1-3; Füeg 7.B.1; SB 1551. VF, flatly struck in a couple of areas. ($500)

883. Constantine VI, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV. 780-797. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.45 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 780-787. Leo IV and Constantine VI enthroned facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, neither is holding akakia; cross above, B at end of legend / Crowned facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V, each wearing loros; cross above, • between. DOC 2.2-8 var. (no B, Leo IV); Füeg 1.C.2; SB 1584 (Leo IV). VF, weakly struck in areas. ($500)

884. Constantine VI & Irene, with Leo III, Constantine V, and Leo IV. 780-797. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.39 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 787-790. Constantine V, Leo III, and Leo IV seated facing, each crowned and wearing chlamys / Crowned facing busts of Constantine IV, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger, and Irene, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter; cross above, • between. DOC 1; Füeg C.2/Ir.2; SB 1593. VF. ($1500)

885. Irene. 797-802. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.38 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Crowned facing bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter / Crowned facing bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter; • at beginning of legend, q at end. DOC 1a; Füeg 2.B.1; SB 1599. Good VF, some light marks and scratches. Rare. ($5000) 225


886. Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. 802-811. AV Solidus (18mm, 4.45 g, 5h). Constantinople mint. Struck 803-811. Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia; • at beginning of legend / Crowned facing bust of Stauracius, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger and akakia; X at end of legend. DOC 2c.1; Füeg 2.B.3; SB 1604. Good VF, scratches, die rust and flaws on the obverse. ($500)

887. Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. 802-811. AV Solidus (19mm, 4.46 g, 5h). Constantinople mint. Struck 803-811. Crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia / Crowned facing bust of Stauracius, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger and akakia; X at end of legend. DOC 2c.2; Füeg 2.A.2; SB 1604. EF, flatly struck in a couple of areas, a few light scratches. ($750)

888. Michael II the Amorian, with Theophilus. 820-829. Æ Follis (28mm, 8.35 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 821-829. Crowned facing busts of Michael, draped, and Theophilus, wearing loros; cross above / Large M; cross above, X/X/X to left, N/N/N to right, Ө below. DOC 9; SB 1642. EF, dark brown patina. ($500) Ex Tradart (18 November 1993), lot 353.

889. Leo VI the Wise, with Constantine VII. 886-912. AV Solidus (19.5mm, 4.27 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 908-912. แ IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧm, Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with curved back / LЄOh ЄT COhSτAnτ´ ΛЧGG´ ROm´, Leo and Constantine standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros decorated with a cross at end, holding globus cruciger and patriarchal cross between them; τs retrograde in legend. DOC 2; Füeg 3.B.4; SB 1725. Near EF, possibly once bezel mounted. Very rare. ($5000) 226


Zoe – Mother and Regent of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus

890. Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe. 913-959. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.42 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 6 February 914. แ IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM ᛨ, Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with curved back / COhSτAnτ´C Є ZωH Єh X•ω Ь´ R´, crowned half-length facing busts of Constantine VII, wearing chlamys, and Zoe, wearing loros, holding patriarchal cross between them; Zoe’s crown with pendilia; pellet at base of cross. DOC 2; Füeg 2; SB 1740; Triton X, lot 856. EF, several small scuffs and a light scrape. Extremely rare. ($20,000)

891. Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I and Christopher. 913-959. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.26 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 924-931. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing / Crowned half-length facing busts of Romanus, wearing loros, and Christopher, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal cross between them; pellet at base of cross. DOC 7; Füeg 7.B.1; SB 1745. Near EF, slightly weak strike at highest points. ($750) From the Iconodule Collection.

892. Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, with Romanus I. 913-959. AV Solidus (21mm, 4.32 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 943-20 December 944. แ IhS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧIII:, Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne with curved back / แ COhSτΛhτIhOS CЄ R OmΛh` Єh Xω Ь´ R:, Constantine, crowned and wearing chlamys, and Romanus, crowned and wearing loros, standing facing on suppedion, each holding globus cruciger and patriarchal cross between them; pellet at base of cross. Cf. DOC 10 (for type); cf. Füeg 10.43 (same); SB 1749. Good VF, toned. Rare. ($5000) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 94 (18 September 2013), lot 1475.

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893. Theodora. 1055-1056. AV Tetarteron Nomisma (19mm, 4.00 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator; barred IC XC across field / Facing bust of Theodora, wearing crown with pendilia, saccos, and loros, and holding jeweled scepter and globus cruciger. DOC 2; Füeg II 2.z; SB 1838. VF, light deposits in devices, light scratches on obverse, scuff on reverse. ($2000)

The Schism of 1054

894. Michael Keroularios. Patriarch of Constantinople, 1043-1058. PB Seal (45mm, 57.82 g, 12h). + ΘKE ROHΘE[I] Tω Cω ΔOVΛω, the Virgin Hodeghetra standing facing on rectangular dais, holding Christ Child; (MHP) ΘV across field / – + –/ MIXAHΛ/ APXIEΠI/CK KωNCTAN/TINOVΠOΛ/ NEAC Pω/–M–. BLS II 15. Good VF, a few marks. Rare. ($1500) Michael was the Patriarch of Constantinople when mounting tensions between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches gave way to the Great Schism of 1054, a highly contentious year that would see Pope Leo IX and Michael excommunicate each other (Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras nullified the excommunications in 1965). Michael was also deeply involved in the maneuvering that led to the abdication of the Byzantine emperor Michael VI in 1057, and reached the height of his power early in the reign of the new emperor Isaac I, who at first was little more than the patriarch’s puppet. Michael’s open use of imperial power led Isaac, fearing a total rebellion, to have the patriarch deposed and exiled.

895. Basileios. 11th century. PB Seal (40mm, 39.51 g, 12h). Facing bust of St. Basileios, raising hand in benediction / RACIΛЄI,/MAГICTPO,/RЄCT, KAI/RЄCTAPX,/[...]ΔΙ/[...] in six lines; above, cross with ornaments. Cf. Istanbul 5.80 (for type). Good VF, earthen gray patina, slight crease on obverse. ($750)

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896. Monestary of St. Alexios. 11th century. PB Seal (23mm, 7.59 g, 11h). Θ KЄRΘ [... ] Cω ΔУ’, bust of the Virgin Hodegetria facing slightly right, holding Infant Christ child in arm / + ΦVΛ[A]/TTЄCH[N]/MONH[N]/ AΛЄZ[I]/(OY) KOPH in five lines. DOCBS 5, 38.1; Seyrig –; Vatican –; Orghidan –; Jordanov –. VF, light brown surfaces. ($300) Ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 354, 1 July 2015), lot 695; Triton XIV (3 January 2011), lot 1186.

897. Uncertain ruler. Before 1246. BI Trachy (15mm, 0.82 g, 12h). Thessalonica mint. Lis / Patriarchal cross surrounded by six annulets. DOC –; SB –; PCPC; CLBC 14.32.4. VF. Rare and well-struck for issue. ($500) From the Iconodule Collection.

Exceptional Obverse Strike

898. Michael VIII Palaeologus. 1261-1282. AV Hyperpyron Nomisma (26mm, 4.18 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Halflength figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls with six towers; A and ˚ flanking / Emperor kneeling slightly right, being presented by Archangel Michael to Christ enthroned slightly left, holding scroll. DOC 13; PCPC 4, cf. sigla 40; SB 2242. EF, attractively toned. An exceptional strike for issue. Very rare this well struck. ($750) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Glenn Woods, 2007.

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899. John V Palaeologus, with John VI. 1341-1391. AR Basilikon (19mm, 1.15 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1347-1353. Christ Pantokrator standing facing within mandorla composed of pellets; line extending downward from each side of nimbus / John VI and John V standing facing, each holding labarum, and bifurcated staff containing pellet between them. DOC –, but cf. p. 184, 2 (for type); cf. S. Bendall, “Another new silver basilikon of John V and VI, 1347-1352,” NumCirc CVI/3 (April 1998), 2 (for type); PCPC –; cf. LPC p. 140, 3 (for type); cf. SB 2528 (for type); Gorny & Mosch 236, lot 526 (same dies). Good VF, toned. Good metal. Very rare. ($1000) From the Iconodule Collection.

900. John V Palaeologus, with John VI. 1341-1391. AR Basilikon (20mm, 1.00 g, 12h). Constantinople mint. Struck 1347-1353. John V or VI on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter; B and A flanking horse / John V or VI on horseback right, holding cross-tipped scepter; Є and Φ flanking horse. DOC –, but cf. p. 185, 8; A. Veglery & A. Millas, “Gold and silver coins of the time of John V,” NumCirc LXXIX/1 (January 1971), 17 = LPC p. 144, 7 = PCPC (292) = LHS 97, lot 326; SB 2532; CNG 96, lot 1035. VF, toned, some weakness of strike. Good metal. Extremely rare. ($2000) From the Iconodule Collection.

901. John VI Cantacuzene. Second reign, 1353-1354. AR Basilikon (19mm, 0.71 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing; retrograde B to left, Φ/Ρ to right / St. Demetrius holding small cross, standing slightly right, extending hand to John, orans, standing facing. DOC –; A. Veglery & A. Millas, “Gold and silver coins of the time of John V,” NumCirc LXXX/9 (September 1972), 5 = LPC p. 148, 3 corr. (John holds cross before chest); PCPC (302); SB 2541. EF, toned, areas of minor weak strike. Extremely rare, particularly in this condition. ($2000) From the Iconodule Collection.

Last Issue of Byzantine Coinage

902. Constantine XI Palaeologus (Dragases). 1448-1453. AR Eighth Stavraton (13mm, 0.61 g, 11h). Constantinople mint. Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator; I-X across field; [pellet to left] and right of nimbus / Crowned facing bust of Constantine; K-C across field; [pellets above; pellet to left] and right below. DOC 1789 (same dies); Bendall, Coinage 149 (this coin); PCPC –; LPC –; SB –. Good VF, toned. Rare. ($3000) Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XIX (19 February 1992), lot 588. This coin comes from a hoard of John VIII and Constantine XI published by Simon Bendall in 1991 (see Bendall, Coinage). Prior to the hoard, the coinage of Constantine was only known from two specimens. Bendall believed the eighth stavrata of Constantine to be “prime contenders for being the very last coins struck in the Byzantine Empire” (p. 141), and thought those with the shortened “KC” form of the emperor’s name to be the final eighth stavrata to be struck. Several contemporary sources specifically tell us that Constantine ordered sacred vessels to be removed from churches and melted down to strike coins as payment to his soldiers (Bendall pp. 140–1).

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903. Andronicus I Gidon. Emperor of Trebizond, 1222-1235. EL Aspron Trachy (25mm, 2.99 g, 6h). The Virgin Mary standing slightly right, orans / Christ Chalkites standing facing. S. Bendall, “A Further Note on a Possible Early Coinage of the Empire of Trebizond,” NumCirc CXIV.4 (August 2006), fig. 2; cf. S. Bendall, “An Early Coinage of the ‘Empire’ of Trebizond?” NumCirc CX.3 (June 2002), 1 = DOC IV pl. XXXVII, El. 1 = SB 2148 (star on obv.). EF. Rare and nice for issue. ($1000) From the Belgica Collection. Ex Tkalec (28 February 2013), lot 235. This coin belongs to a rare issue that has been attributed to Nicaea in the past, but Simon Bendall’s analyses of these coins reveal that they are more likely early issues of Trebizond under Andronicus Gidon. It could possibly be his second issue after a seemingly unique copper trachy with his name followed by “Comnenus,” a family from which he did not hail. The extreme rarity of that issue may indicate that his fallacious association with the Comneni was not well received. The icon of Christ Chalkites was kept in vestibule of the imperial palace at Constantinople and was closely associated with the emperor. Its appearance here may reflect hopes of a reunited Byzantine Empire.

904. Uncertain. Circa late 14th century. PB Seal (36mm, 21.60 g, 12h). The Theotokos, orans, standing facing; MP ΘY across field; ω-shaped diacritical marks above each / + ГаPHΛO/EKФYCаCа/SKHMNON IO/YΔаΛEONΤа/KECаP ГаB’/а CKEПIC. Cf. Zacos I, lot 111. Good VF, earthen brown-gray patina. ($500)

EARLY MEDIEVAL & ISLAMIC COINAGE

905. OSTROGOTHS. Theoderic. 493-526. AR Quarter Siliqua (11mm, 0.69 g, 6h). In the name of Justin I. Ravenna mint. Struck circa AD 518-526. Pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right / Theodericus monogram; cross above. COI 55; Ranieri 258; MIB 49 (Rome); MEC 1, 121 (Ravenna or Milan). Good VF, toned. ($400) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 1317.

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Extremely Rare Early Visigothic Silver

906. VISIGOTHS, Gaul. temp. Athaulf to Theodoric I. Circa 415-425. AR Siliqua (16mm, 1.49 g, 11h). Imitating a Mediolanum (Milan) mint issue siliqua of Theodosius I. D N TИEODO VS P F AVC, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / IRTVS RO MAMORVИ, Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe and reverse spear; MDPS. Reinhart, Münzen –; cf. RIC IX 32a (for prototype); cf. Ulrich-Bansa, Moneta 39 (for prototype); cf. RSC 56†c (for prototype); MEC 1, –. Good VF, toned. Very rare. ($200) Ex Peter Lee Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 87, 18 May 2001), lot 1315 (attributed to the Vandals). In his introduction to the reign of Honorius in RIC (p. 135), J.P.C. Kent notes that these siliquae with PSRV mintmark were struck by the Visigoths in Gaul, probably at Narbonne. Issues are known in the name of Priscus Attalus (RIC 3701-2) and Honorius (RIC 3703), the former with reverse legends ending both ΛVGG and ΛVGGG, but the latter only with ΛVGG. The present coin is the first attested in Honorius’ name with ΛVGGG on the reverse. In his 1989 address to the Royal Numismatic Society (J.P.C. Kent, “The President’s Address,” NC 149 [1989], pp. i-xvi), Kent noted that the Visigoths minted the issues in the name of Attalus around 415, during an attempt to resurrect their candidate for Western emperor (ibid., pp. iv and xv). It is uncertain whether the issues in the name of Honorius were struck before, during, or after these, but the two coinages are certainly related. Kent dated all of the Visigothic coinage in the name of Honorius to c. 418-423 (ibid., p. xv), but the earlier date should be 415, based on the possible dates he set out for this issue. During this period, the successive kings of the Visigoths were Athaulf (410-415), Sigeric (415), Wallia (415-419), and Theodoric I (419-451). All of the silver issues of the Visigoths in Gaul are extremely rare.

Extremely Rare Issue for Reccared

VISIGOTHS, Spain. Reccared I. 586-601. AV Tremissis (17mm, 1.47 g, 6h). Nareona (Narbonne) mint. ๘ facing bust / ๘ n©ʽ⍟⌴n© ʊƩV˞, facing bust. CNV 117.1 = Pliego 65.1 corr. (rev. legend; this coin illustrated in Pliego); Miles, Visigoths –; Chaves –; MEC 1, –; ME 124. VF, minor areas of weak strike, minor hairline flan crack, trace of die break on obverse. Extremely rare. ($3000) 907.

ʽ⍟⍛⍛©ʽ⍟ĀV⌽ ʽ,

Ex Caballero de las Yndias Collection (Part III, Aureo & Calicó, 21 October 2009), lot 1255.

Unpublished

908. VISIGOTHS, Spain. Swinthila. 621-631. AV Tremissis (20mm, 1.51 g, 6h). Vada mint. ๘ ⌽VƩn˶Ʃǧ© ʽ⍟ᛸ, facing bust / ๘ V©Ā© ʊƩV⌽, facing bust. CNV –; Pliego –; Miles, Visigoths –; Chaves –; MEC 1, –; ME –. Near EF, toned, areas of minor die rust. Unpublished in the standard references, the only example appearing on CoinArchives. ($10,000) Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA VII (27 November 2012), lot 1252; Künker 193 (26 September 2011), lot 1101.

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VISIGOTHS, Spain. Recceswinth. 653-672. AV Tremissis (19mm, 1.45 g, 6h). Toleto (Toledo) mint. bust right / ๘ ˶⌴⌦⍟˶⌴ ʊƩV⌽, cross potent set on four steps. CNV 454; Pliego 579a; MEC 1, 263. EF, toned, deposits. ($2000) ๘ ʽ⍟⍛⍛⍟⌽ V ƩnΘV⌽ ʽҟ,

Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1342.

VISIGOTHS, Spain. Erwig. 680-687. AV Tremissis (20mm, 1.39 g, 6h). Toleto (Toledo) mint. ๘ Ʃ / ዝ n / ȵ / n / ⍟ʽVƩ⍛ƩV⌽ ʽ, bareheaded and draped bust right, wearing beard; pellet on drapery / ๘ ˶⌴⌦⍟˶⌴ ʊƩV⌽, cross pattée set on three

910.

steps; (•) below. CNV 497 var. (obv. legend; no (•) below steps); Pliego 637m var. (obv. legend); Miles, Visigoths 399a var. (obv. legend; no (•) below steps); Chaves –; MEC 1, –; ME –. VF, toned, a bit of weak strike at peripheries, minor hairline flan crack and lamination on edge. Extremely rare variety, Pliego cites one example of this variety with symbol below the steps, but with a slightly different obverse legend. ($1000)

911. LOMBARDS, Tuscany. Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Uncertain king. Circa 620-7000. AV Tremissis (12mm, 1.35 g, 3h). 5¨˙¨2 – – 2¨5˙¨55, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; B to right / ∏5o@5¨d¨˙o5@, cross potent; 2∏2. Oddy, Analyses, Class IV, 356; Arslan –; BMC Vandals 1; MEC 1, 316 var. (rev. legend). EF, toned. ($1500) Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1261.

912. LOMBARDS, Tuscany. Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Circa 620-700. AV Tremissis (16mm, 1.44 g, 6h). Imitating a Ravenna mint issue of Heraclius. Uncertain Tuscan (Lucca?) mint. ® @ ˙(∞21 l5¨Í r r 2¨, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ¨51to∞52 2¨1¨Íto∞5, cross potent; 1o@o∫. Bernareggi –; MIB X11 (same dies); cf. BMC Vandals 40 (for type); Arslan –; cf. MEC 1, 307-310 (same). EF, toned. Rare. ($1500) Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1262.

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913. LOMBARDS, Beneventum. Sicard. 832-839. Pale AV Solidus (21mm, 3.54 g, 12h). ส ⌽Ɨ⍛ Ú Ó `ʽĎ⎍ •, crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger; small wedge to right / ⎍Ɨ⍛˶⌴ʽ î ʊʽƗ⎴⍛Ɨ, cross potent set on two steps; small cross above, ⌽ Ɨ across field; small wedge to either side of steps; ⍛⌴⎴⌴†. Cf. CNI XVIII 3 and pl. VII, 6 (same obv. die); BMC Vandals 1-2; MEC 1, 1108 var. (pellet instead of pelleted and inverted Δ). EF, toned, slight clip on edge. ($1000) Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1308.

914. LOMBARDS, Beneventum. Adelchis. 853-878. AR Denier (19mm, 0.87 g, 6h). ส `ĎeƜüHƗˠ ʊʽƗ⎴, temple façade / ส ⌽/⍛/` ዦ Ú • Ó `ʽƗ`, cross potent on two steps. CNI XVIII 20; BMC Vandals –; Sambon 450; MEC 1, 1113 var. (no pellet below steps). VF, toned, some hard green deposits. ($750) Ex Künker 205 (12 March 2012), lot 1313.

Argenteus Minutus

915. MEROVINGIANS, Uncertain mint in Austrasia or Neustria. temp. Childeric I - Clovis I. Late 4th-early 5th centuries. AR Argenteus Minutus (14.5mm, 0.27 g, 6h). Diademed, cuirassed, and draped bust right; pseudo-legend around / Roma seated right, holding small Victory and spear; star to left, pellet to right; pseudo-legend around. Cf. J. Lafaurie, “Les dernières émissions impériales de Trèves au Ve siècle” in Mélanges Bastien, pl. 25, 16; MEC I pp. 90, 105, & 111-2. VF, toned, holed for suspension. Very rare. ($1000) From the BRN Collection. purchased from Andy Singer, December 2014. Ex Sonntag 19 (2 June 2014), lot 109. The argentei minuti are the earliest silver coinage attributed to the Merovingian period. They are all copies of late 4th century Roman siliquae, with weights ranging from 0.40 to 0.20 grams, and are found primarily in the region between the Seine and Rhine rivers in northern Francia, which corresponds to the medieval regions of Austrasia and Neustria. Most have been found in graves, and were holed and worn on a necklace or bracelet, apparently as payment by the deceased to Charon to gain passage over the river Styx (‘Charon’s obol’ or ‘viaticum’). As noted in MEC, the exact purpose of these coins is uncertain, but there is anecdotal literary evidence that they were disbursements to the poor by the king. While some pieces bear good Latin legends, many are partially or completely degraded as on the present piece.

916. MEROVINGIANS, Orléans. Circa 620-640. AV Tremissis (11mm, 1.30 g, 12h). Angiulfus, moneyer. Diademed head right / Cross ancrée. NM 11; Belfort 535; cf. MEC 1, 461-2. Choice EF. ($2000) 234


918 917 919 917. MEROVINGIANS, Quentovic. Circa 585-675. Pale AV Tremissis (12mm, 1.13 g, 12h). Anglo, moneyer. Diademed bust right / Cross potent set on stepped base set on base. NM 10; Belfort 4966; MEC 1, –; EMC 2015.0323 = Coin Register 2016, 48 (this coin). VF, toned, light porosity. ($750) Found in Wingham, Kent, England, 19 October 2015.

918. MEROVINGIANS, Quentovic. Circa 585-circa 675. AV Tremissis (12mm, 1.24 g, 12h). Anglus, moneyer. ส IVVS FIT, diademed head right; pellet below chin / ANCCo MoИET, Tau cross with central crossbar set on base decorated with cross; quadrate M in legend. Cf. NM 17 (for type); cf. Belfort 4978 (same); Prou 1135 var. (no pellet); cf. Stahl, Merovingiens 298 (for type). EF, light toning in devices. Well struck and an exceptional example. ($2500) 919. MEROVINGIANS, Uncertain. Circa 725-750. AR Denier (13mm, 1.17 g, 6h). Uncertain moneyer. ส I C [...], retrograde S with crossbar between two columns, each with inverted ω-shaped capital; annulets flanking; all surmounted by pelleted arch with wedge to left [and right] / MTИE ORIO, chalice surmounted by cross. Cf. NM 3 (Banassac); otherwise unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, lightly toned. ($750)

921 920 920. MEROVINGIANS, Uncertain. Circa 725-750. AR Denier (14mm, 1.20 g, 12h). Diademed head left / S and cross within linear quadrate frame; field decorated with pellets; • • ส • • in voids around. Cf. NM 5 (for rev.); cf. Belfort 5674 (same); cf. Prou 2860; cf. Cimiez 219 (for type); cf. Elsen 118, lot 531 (same). Good VF, toned. ($750) 921. MEROVINGIANS, Uncertain. Circa 725-750. AR Denier (13mm, 1.07 g, 12h). Helmeted head left; ຋ to left; Ӳ to right / Latin cross set on tendrils. NM –; Belfort 5731; Prou 2894; cf. Cimiez 307 (for type). Near EF, lightly toned. ($1000)

922. CAROLINGIANS. Louis ‘le Pieux’ (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AR Denier (21mm, 1.67 g, 7h). Class 2. Venecias (Venice) mint. Struck 819-822. แ ƊǮVē⌴VVIæVs IȤ, cross pattée / ๘ѝ⍟n/⍟æI±s in two lines. Coupland, Money –; Depeyrot 1116D; M&G 456; MEC 1, 789. Good VF, toned. ($500) From the Norman Frank Collection.

923. CRUSADERS, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Christian-Arab Bezants. 12th-13th centuries. AV Bezant (23mm, 3.24 g, 1h). Acre mint. Dated 125[...] (in Arabic alphanumeration). ilah/wa ahd (God and One) in Arabic in two lines; ḦแḦ al-ab wa al-ibn wa al-ruh al-qudus (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) in Arabic in inner margin; [ḦแḦ mint formula and Arabic alphanumeric AD date in outer margin] / Large cross pattée; ḦแḦ qiyamatzah wa biya w-ifita (and resurrection, and through whom we are delivered and pardoned) in Arabic in inner margin; ḦแḦ zafithir bi-salib rabba yasua al-masih aldiya biya salamtanah wa (we are glorified in the Cross of Lord Jesus the Messiah in whom we receive our salvation and life) in Arabic in outer margin. Balog & Yvon 40; Metcalf, Crusades, 142-5; CCS 6; Adams I 481. Good VF, light toning in devices, slightly irregular flan. Very rare. ($5000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

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924. CRUSADERS, Principality of Achaea. Robert d’Anjou (de Taranto). 1333-1364. AV Ducat (21mm, 3.54 g, 1h). Imitating Venezia. Uncertain mint. Struck in the name and types of Andrea Dandolo, doge de Venezia, 1343-1354. S/N/V/Є/N/ Є/T/I D/V/X AZDR DANDVO, St. Mark standing right, lowering head to and receiving banner from Doge kneeling left / ZIT T XPЄ DAT Q TV ROIZ IZTЄ ЭVCATT, Christ standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels, surrounded by mandorla containing nine stars. Cf. Ives pl. XIII; cf. Schlumberger p. 21 (additions) and pl. XXI, 19-22; cf. Gamberini 344; Friedberg 38a var. (K on obv.); cf. Triton XII, lots 886-7; CNG Inventory 867519 (same dies). EF. ($750) The Venetian style imitative ducati copying the types such as Andrea Dandolo are traditionally attributed to Robert d’Anjou (de Taranto) as the Prince of Achaea, but their widespread circulation and their numerous varieties leaves open the possibility of other minting sites, such as Chios under Genoa or Mytilene under the Gattilusi, as these venues served as the principal trade currency of the Crusader east for several decades in the last half of the 14th century.

925

926

925. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Mu’awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. AR Drachm (33mm, 4.09 g, 3h). Issue of Samura ibn Jundab, governor of al-Basra. DA (Dārābjird) mint. Immobilized date AH 43 (AD 663/4). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; bismillah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent with pellet above / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I 244; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 46, M. 26 and Sch. 2; Album 9; ICV 8. Near EF, toned. Very rare. ($400) 926. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Drachm (33mm, 3.78 g, 9h). Arab-Hephthalite type. Issue of “Gorigo Shah”. ANBYR (Anbir [in Jurjan]) mint. Dated AH 68 in Pahlavi (AD 687/8). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; GDH monogram and ’pzwt’ in Pahlavi to left, ζολοoo γωζoγoυo in two lines in Bactrian to right; double border, star-in-crescents in margin; Hunnic tamgha, bismillah and rabbi in Arabic, and ’pzwt in Pahlavi and GDH monogram in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; mint to left; AH date to right; ομβιρο in Bactrian, ’pzwt in Pahlavi and GDH monogram, and γοριγο ροοηο in Bactrian in outer margin; pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent. SICA I 7-9; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 128, Ox. 7; Album 90; ICV 93. EF, hint of deposit and cleaning marks at edge of obverse. Extremely rare. ($1000)

928 927 927. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. AR Dirham (30.5mm, 4.04 g, 9h). Issue of al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, governor. BYŠ (Bishapur) mint. Dated AH 81 in Pahlavi (AD 700/1). Crowned Sassanian style bust right; bismillah rabbi in Arabic and s’yty in Pahlavi (= Saeed) in outer margin / Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames; date to left, mint to right. SICA I –; Walker, Arab-Sasanian, p. 120. Th. 17; cf. Album 35.2; ICV 41; Zeno –; Numismatica Genevensis SA 8, lot 223. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($500) 928. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash’ath. Rebel, AH 80-84 / AD 699-704. AR Drachm (33mm, 4.05 g, 12h). Issue of ‘Amr ibn Laqit, deputy in Kirman. KRMKRMAN sic (Kirmān) mint. Dated AH 82(?) in Pahlavi (AD 701/2). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; pyrwc in Pahlavi before name; bismillah in Arabic, šsrwy in Pahlavi, and amara Allah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; cf. Album 39; cf. ICV 54. Near EF, toned. Apparently unpublished with the added Pahlavi legend in the obverse margin. ($500) 236


929 930 929. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash’ath. Rebel, AH 80-84 / AD 699-704. AR Drachm (31.5mm, 4.05 g, 3h). Issue of ‘Amr ibn Laqit, deputy in Kirman. KRMAN-BN mint. Dated AH 83 in Pahlavi (AD 702/3). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; pyrwc in Pahlavi before name; bismillah and amar Allah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 39; ICV 54. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare. ($500) 930. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash’ath. Rebel, AH 80-84 / AD 699-704. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.11 g, 4h). Issue of ‘Amr ibn Laqit, deputy in Kirman. KRMAN-NAR (Narmashir) mint. Dated AH 83 in Pahlavi (AD 702/3). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; pyrwc in Pahlavi before name; bismillah and amar Allah in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets flanking lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album 39; ICV 54. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare. ($500)

931 932 931. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. Ibn al-Ash’ath. Rebel, AH 80-84 / AD 699-704. AR Drachm (32mm, 4.05 g, 3h). Issue of ‘Ubayd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman, governor of al-Basra. KRMAN (Kirmān) mint. Dated AH 84 in Pahlavi (AD 703/4). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; amara Allah b’il wafa in Arabic in outer margin; triple pellets to right of lowest star-in-crescent / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; star and crescent flanking flames. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; Album B40; ICV 56. Near EF, toned. Extremely rare. ($500) 932. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. ‘Umara ibn Tamim. Viceregal Governor of Sijistan, AH 84-85 / AD . AR Drachm (31mm, 3.86 g, 5h). Arab-Sasanian type. SK (Sijistan) mint. Dated AH 84 in Pahlavi (AD 704). Crowned Sasanian-style bust right; double border, star-in-crescents in margin; bismillah and rabbi in Arabic in outer margin / Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; date to left; mint to right; triple border, star-in-crescents in margin. Cf. SICA I, p. 34; Walker, Arab-Sasanian –; cf. Album C40 (for type); ICV 57 ; CNG 102, lot 1260 var. (additional legend on obv.; same rev. die). VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($1000)

933. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. Uncertain period (pre-reform). AH 41-77 / AD 661-697. Æ Fals (29mm, 8.38 g, 1h). Imitating Justin II. Baysan (Nysa-Scythopolis) mint. CKVΘO ΠOΛHC, Justin II, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, enthroned facing, cross between / Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O to left, “miqsam” (in Arabic) to right, A below; NIK in exergue. APBQ Group A, A17; DOCAB 83; Album 3509.1; ICV 128. Good VF, orangish earthen dark green patina. ($750)

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934. ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. al-Walid I ibn ‘Abd al-Malik or Suleiman ibn ‘Abd al-Malik. AH 86-99 / AD 705-717. AV Tremissis – Third Dinar (12mm, 1.36 g, 6h). Arab-Byzantine type. Uncertain North African mint. Struck circa AH 88-96 (AD 703-715). DS ЄTЄRN DS [...]S O around, MNIC • RЄ across field / Transformed cross potent with crossbar removed, set on step. AGC I 25; cf. Walker, Arab-Byzantine 177 (for type); Album 121.1; ICV 152. EF, light toning in devices, traces of underlying luster. Very rare. ($1500) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Baldwin’s 26 (9 May 2001), lot 1586.

935 936 935. ISLAMIC, ‘Abbasid Caliphate. Al-Mu’tamid. AH 256-279 / AD 870-892. AV Dinar (24mm, 3.94 g, 12h). Citing the heir al-Mufawwid ‘Ala Allah vizier Sa’id ibn Makhlad dhu’l-wizaratayn (holder of the two offices). Nisibin mint. Dated AH 272 (AD 885/6). AGC I 176Hg; Album 239.3; ICV 416. Near EF, areas of toning, some weakness of strike. Extremely rare. ($2000) 936. ISLAMIC, al-Maghreb (North Africa). Almohads (al-Muwahhidun). Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad. AH 595610 / AD 1199-1213. AV Dinar (30mm, 4.64  g, 12h). Unnamed mint. Undated issue. Hazard 506; Album 485; ICV 705. Choice EF, lustrous. ($750) From the Norman Frank Collection.

937. ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Zangids (al-Mawsil). Saif al-Din Ghazi II. AH 565-576 / AD 1170-1180. Æ Dirham (31mm, 15.67 g, 9h). al-Jazira mint. Dated AH 575 (AD 1179/80). Helmeted male head left; Kalima around / Name and title of Saif al-Din Ghazi II in three lines; mint and AH date in margin. Whelan Type II, 177-8; S&S Type 61.1; Album 1861.2. EF, brown patina. Superb condition and relief for type. ($500) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 1688.

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Well Struck Chingiz Khan Dinar

938. ISLAMIC, Mongols. Great Khans. Chingiz (Genghis). AH 602-624 / AD 1206-1227. AV Dinar (24mm, 3.01 g, 12h). Ghazna (Ghazni) mint. Dated AH 618 (AD 1221/2). Kalima and al-Nasir ed-Din Allah/Amir al-muminin in Arabic in four lines across field; tendrils to left and right, “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Quran 9.33) in outer margin / Khan of Khans, the Just, the Most Mighty, Chingiz Khan in Arabic in four lines across field, tendrils to left and right; mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Nyamaa 1; W.F. Spengler, “Hoard of Genghis Khan Gold Dinars Recalls Calamitous History,” ONS Newsletter 147 (Winter 1996), 16-18; SNA Tübingen -; Album 1964; ICV 1940. Good VF, minor double strike and hint of deposit on obverse. Well struck with nearly full legends. ($4000)

939. ISLAMIC, Mongols. Great Khans. Chingiz (Genghis). AH 602-624 / AD 1206-1227. AV Dinar (25mm, 5.91 g, 6h). Ghazna (Ghazni) mint. Dated AH 618 (AD 1221/2). Kalima and al-Nasir ed-Din Allah/Amir al-muminin in Arabic in four lines across field; tendrils to left and right, “Umayyad Second Symbol” (Quran 9.33) in outer margin / Khan of Khans, the Just, the Most Mighty, Chingiz Khan in Arabic in four lines across field, tendrils to left and right; mint formula and AH date in outer margin. Nyamaa 1; W.F. Spengler, “Hoard of Genghis Khan Gold Dinars Recalls Calamitous History,” ONS Newsletter 147 (Winter 1996), 16-18; SNA Tübingen -; Album 1964; ICV 1940. Good VF, toned, areas of weak strike. Very rare. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

941

940

940. ISLAMIC, Mongols. Ilkhanids. Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Khudabanda Öljeytü. AH 703-716 / AD 13041316. AV Dinar (28mm, 8.45 g, 6h). Type C. Shiraz mint. Dated AH 714 (AD 1314/15). Diler Ul-370; Album 2186; ICV 2113. Near EF, flan a little wavy. ($1000) 941. ISLAMIC, Persia (Post-Mongol). Safavids. Husayn I. AH 1105-1135 / AD 1694-1722. AR Lightweight 10 Shahi (41mm, 13.01 g, 1h). Type C. Isfahan mint. Dated AH 1123 (AD 1711/12). Farahbakhsh 121/1-2; Album V2677; ICV –. VF, toned, traces of deposits, cleaning marks on reverse, subtle wave to flan, removed from brooch mount. Impressive presentation issue. Extremely rare. ($1500)

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Three Extremely Rare Silver Issues of Orhan I

942 943 944 942. ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Orhan I. AH 724-761 / AD 1324-1360. AR Akçe (19mm, 0.84 g, 12h). Bursa mint. Dated AH 727 (AD 1326/7). Damali 2-BU-G6as-YY727; Srećković 01; Sultan –; Pere 5; Album T1288; ICV –. Good VF, toned, minor weak strike at peripheries, minor flan split. Extremely rare. ($1000) 943. ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Orhan I. AH 724-761 / AD 1324-1360. AR Akçe (20.5mm, 0.88 g, 3h). Bursa mint. Undated issue. Damali 2-BU-G6b; cf. Srećković 02 (for type); Sultan –; Pere 5 var. (dated issue); Album T1288; ICV –. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($500) 944. ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Orhan I. AH 724-761 / AD 1324-1360. AR Akçe (19mm, 1.03 g, 10h). Bursa mint. Undated issue. Damali 2-BU-G6b; cf. Srećković 02 (for type); Sultan –; Pere 5 var. (dated issue); Album T1288; ICV –. VF, toned, minor weak strike at peripheries. Extremely rare. ($500)

945. ISLAMIC, Ottoman Empire. Mehmed III. AH 1003-1012 / AD 1595-1603. AV Altın (21mm, 3.38 g, 3h). Siwas (Sivas) mint. Dated AH 1003 (AD 1594/5). Damali 13-SV-A1a; Sultan –; Pere 323; Album 1340.2; ICV –. VF, areas of weak strike at peripheries. Very rare. ($2000)

WORLD COINAGE When this you see, remember me

946. AUSTRALIA, Private Token Issues. Thomas Brownhill, convict, transported 1831-1832. Æ Convict Love Token (35.5mm, 23.25 g). Man standing right on shore, doffing hat, holding irons attached to his legs; to right, ship under sail right; below, T Brownhill/ aged 20 april 1, 1831/ for get me not / ~/ When this/ you see reme/mber me tho/ banished from/ my count/ry ~, all engraved on a smoothed Cartwheel-type penny. Michele Field & Timothy Millett, Convict Love Tokens (Kent Town, South Australia, 1998), p. 110 (for another token of Brownhill). Good VF. Recently discovered in a house clearance in the UK. ($2000) Thomas Brownhill was tried and convicted at the Warwick Assizes on 26 March 1831 for housebreaking, and sentenced to transportation. He sailed from Portsmouth on the Isabella on 27 November 1831, bound for Sydney. The voyage was marked by a mutiny of the ships crew, with fourteen being executed upon their arrival in Australia. But the convicts, Brownhill included, remained well-behaved, and are even reported to have helped the captain. Following their arrival in Australia, Brownhill was assigned to one W.T. Morris of Batemans Bay, where he died on 13 December 1840. . Brownhill is surprisingly known from another token in the Peter Lane Collection, bearing the initials and ages of his family members. Other records describe him as literate, a Birmingham-born Protestant, and a ‘fancy plater’ by trade, with a tattoo on his lower right arm of a man and a woman and his initials.

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947 948 947. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George V. 1911-1936. CU Penny (30mm, 12h). London mint. Dated 1911. Crowned and mantled bust left / Denomination. KM 23. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64 RB. ($300) 948. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George V. 1911-1936. AR Florin (27mm, 12h). Melbourne mint. Dated 1931. Crowned and mantled bust left / Coat-of-arms with kangaroo and emu supporters. KM 27; Heritage 3031, lot 27361 (hammer $500 in MS 63). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64+. ($500)

Mintage of 250

949. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George VI. 1936-1952. Proof Æ Penny (30.5mm, 12h). Melbourne mint. Dated 1938. Bare head left / Kangaroo jumping left; star to lower left. KM 36. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 63. Light purple toning. Mintage of 250. ($3000)

Mintage of 250

950. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George VI. 1936-1952. Proof AR Threepence (14.5mm, 12h). Melbourne mint. Dated 1938. Bare head left / Grain ears. KM 37. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 63. Mintage of 250. ($2000)

Mintage of 250

951. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George VI. 1936-1952. Proof AR Shilling (21.5mm, 12h). Melbourne mint. Dated 1938. Bare head left / Ram’s head facing slightly left. KM 38. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 61. Mintage of 250. ($2000) 241


952. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. George VI. 1936-1952. Proof AR Florin (27mm, 12h). Melbourne mint. Dated 1938. Bare head left / Crowned coat-of-arms with kangaroo and emu supporters. KM 40. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 60. ($2000)

Mintage of 301

953. AUSTRALIA, Commonwealth. Elizabeth II. 1952-present. Proof Æ Penny (30.5mm, 12h). Perth mint. Dated 1955. Laureate bust right / Kangaroo jumping left; star to lower left. KM 56. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 64 RB. Rare. Mintage of 301. ($3000)

Validated for Circulation 14 June 1688

954. BRAZIL, Colonial. temp. Pedro II. As king of Portugal, 1683-1706. AR 250 Réis (32mm, 11.07 g, 12h). Overstrike revalidation in the name of João IV. Authorized 14 June 1688. Circular countermark bearing legends of João IV over a Portuguese 200 Réis of the Lisboa (Lisbon) mint, earlier (1663) countermarked with a crowned 250. For 1688 countermark: Gomes 35.02; Vaz P2.150; KM –. For 1663 countermark: Gomes 31.02; Vaz A6.55; KM 33.2. For host: cf. Gomes 28.08a; cf. Vaz J4.20B; cf. KM 49. Countermarks Good VF and VF, Host Coin Good VF. ($500) In June of 1688, Portuguese authorities ordered the revaluation of all silver coins validated for circulation under a March 1663 edict. Underweight and clipped pieces were withdrawn and melted, while specimens that were of sufficient weight were restruck by a circular countermark and edge pattern, to discourage further alterations. Curiously, the legends that appeared on the initial issues were reused, resulting in coins in the names of João IV and Alfonso VI being effectively restruck after their deaths.

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955. CHINA, Qīng dynasty. Dézōng (Guāngxù). AD 1875-1908. AR 7 Mace 2 Candareens – Dollar (37.5mm, 12h). Zhílì province. Běiyáng Arsenal (Tiānjīn) mint. Dated RY 25 (AD 1899). Legend in Hànzì characters / Flying imperial dragon facing, coiled leftward around fireball and surrounded by stylized clouds. L&M 454; Kann 196; KM (Y) 73. In NGC encapsulation graded UNC Details, surface hairlines. ($1000)

956. CHINA, Qīng dynasty. Dézōng (Guāngxù). AD 1875-1908. AR 3 Mace 6 Candareens – Half Dollar (31mm, 12h). Jílín province. Jílín mint. Struck AD 1898. Legend in Hànzì characters around rice plant / Flying imperial dragon facing, coiled leftward around fireball and surrounded by stylized clouds; Manchu legend flanking. L&M 517; Kann 297; KM (Y) 182.1. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 61. ($500)

957. CHINA, Tokens. Shanghai. Hall & Holtz Ltd. (Zhang Fuli Gongsi), bakery and department store. NI ‘One Loaf’ Bread Token (31mm, 12h). Heaton mint. Issued circa 1900-1925. HALL & HOLTZ LTD/ ONE LOAF/ SHANGHAI. Number 3292 stamped over central hole / Fu li ko mian bao (Hall & Holtz. One piece dough bundle) in Hànzì characters. Pridmore 327. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 50, incorrectly identified as Pridmore 328. ($300) Hall & Holtz was the first foreign-style bakery established in Shanghai. They later expanded their operation to include drapery, outfitting, and furniture sales. The business was acquired by J. Neil in 1925, who then countermarked these tokens with the letter N.

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958. COLOMBIA, Colonial. Felipe IV. King of Spain, 1621-1665. AV 2 Escudos (19mm, 6.78 g). Nuevo Reino (Santa Fé de Bogotá) mint. Struck 1628-1655. Crowned coat-of-arms / Cross potent within ornate double linear quadrilobe. KM 4.1. Good VF, minor doubling, date off flan. ($1000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Baldwin’s 24 (10 October 2000), lot 240.

959. CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Republic. 1918-1939. AV 10 Dukátů (42.5mm, 35.05 g, 12h). Kremnica mint. Dated 1933. Coat-of-arms; branch to right / Václav I on horse right, seated facing, holding branch and sword; banner to left, coat-of-arms to right. KM 14; Friedberg 4. Superb EF. ($5000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

960. DENMARK. temp Svend Tveskæg – Knud den Store. Circa 1003-1020. AR Penny (19mm, 2.12 g, 12h). Imitation of Æthelred II Helmet type. Lund mint. + ÆÐELRED REX Λ, helmeted bust left / + IΘ DM MΘ ИΘ EH, voided long cross, with pellet in center and triple crescent ends, over square with trefoil at each point. Malmer Chain 105:B2, dies 508/1613; B. Gunnarsson, “Den gäckande kedja 105 - spåret av en vikingatida myntunion?” in Samlad glädje 2009 : Numismatiska Klubben Uppsala 1969-2009 (Uppsala : Numismatiska Kubben, 2009), fig. 14 (same obv. die). VF, wavy flan, peck marks. Rare. ($750)

961. DENMARK. Svend II Estridsen. 1047-1075. AR Penny (17mm, 1.08 g, 12h). West Danish standard. Lund mint. Crowned figure standing facing, holding globus cruciger in left hand and long cross-tipped scepter in right / Crowned figure standing facing, holding globus cruciger in left hand and long cross-tipped scepter in right. Cf. Hauberg 4 (for type); Hede I, 45 (same dies). EF, toned. Rare. ($2000) Ex Peter Woodhead Collection.

962. DENMARK. Svend II Estridsen. 1047-1075. AR Penny (16.5mm, 0.67 g). West Danish standard. Viborg mint. Draped bust left; cross above; lis-tipped scepter before / Voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center; trefoils and crescents in alternating quarters. Hauberg 57; cf. Hede I, 58; Becker Collection 112. VF, toned, internal flan crack, a few peck marks. Rare. ($500) From the Norman Frank Collection.

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963 964 963. EGYPT, Kingdom. Ahmad Fu’ad I. AH 1340-1355 / AD 1922-1936. Proof AV 5 Egyptian Pounds – 500 Piastres (37mm, 12h). Dually dated AH 1351 and AD 1932 (in Eastern Arabic numerals). Bust left, wearing military uniform and tarboosh (fez) / Legend in Arabic. KM 355; Friedberg 31. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 64. ($3000) 964. EGYPT, Kingdom. Ahmad Fu’ad I. AH 1340-1355 / AD 1922-1936. Proof AV 5 Egyptian Pounds – 500 Piastres (37mm, 12h). Dually dated AH 1351 and AD 1932 (in Eastern Arabic numerals). Bust left, wearing military uniform and tarboosh (fez) / Legend in Arabic. KM 355; Friedberg 31. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 63. ($3000)

965 966 965. EGYPT, Kingdom. Faruq. AH 1355-1371 / AD 1936-1952. Proof AV 5 Egyptian Pounds – 500 Piastres (37mm, 12h). London mint. Dually dated AH 1307 and AD 1938 (in Eastern Arabic numerals). Bust facing, head left, wearing military uniform and tarboosh (fez) / Legend in Arabic within floral border. KM 373; Friedberg 35. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 66. ($3000) 966. EGYPT, Kingdom. Faruq. AH 1355-1371 / AD 1936-1952. Proof AV 5 Egyptian Pounds – 500 Piastres (37mm, 12h). London mint. Dually dated AH 1307 and AD 1938 (in Eastern Arabic numerals). Bust facing, head left, wearing military uniform and tarboosh (fez) / Legend in Arabic within floral border. KM 373; Friedberg 35. In NGC encapsulation graded PF 66. ($3000)

967. FRANCE, Royal. Henri II. 1547-1559. AR Teston (29mm, 9.47 g, 8h). Toulouse mint. Dated 1554 M. Bareheaded and armored bust right; pellet below / Crowned coat-of-arms; crowned Hs flanking; M below shield. Duplessy 983; Ciani 1271; Lafaurie 821. Good VF, toned. Well struck for issue. ($300) Ex TJH Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 87, 18 May 2011), lot 1610.

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968. FRANCE, Royal. Henri III. As King of France and Poland, 1574-1589. AR Demi-franc (27.5mm, 7.01 g, 7h). La Rochelle mint. Dated 1579 H. Armored, draped, and laureate bust right / Cross fleurée with H at center. Duplessy 1131; cf. Ciani 1430; Lafaurie 971; Kopicki 10420. Near EF, toned. Good metal. ($500) Ex Künker 206 (13 March 2012), lot 3206. Henri III was crowned King of Poland in 1574, having been elected after the death of Sigismund II Augustus the following year. He was to spend only one year in the country, as he was forced to return to France to succeed his brother Charles IX to the French throne.

969. FRANCE, Royal. Louis XV le Bien-Aimé (the Well-Beloved). 1715–1774. AR Écu (28mm, 24.47 g, 5h). Paris mint. Dated 1719 A. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Crowned coat-of-arms. Duplessy 1657; cf. Ciani 2101; Lafaurie 653; KM 435.1. Good VF, toned, underlying luster, usual adjustment marks, minor haymarking. ($1000) From the WN collection, pruchased from KJC Coins, Sydney.

970. FRANCE, Provincial. Comtat-Venaissin. Anonymous. temp. Clément VI–Grégoire XI, Popes, 1342-1378. AV Florin (20mm, 3.52 g, 3h). Avignon mint. St. John the Baptist standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding scepter; tiara to upper left / Lis. Duplessy, Féodales 1782 (anonymous); Poey d’Avant 4140 (Johannes XXII); Adams I 667 (this coin); Friedberg 29. In NGC encapsulation graded AU58. ($750) Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams (Part I, Classical Numismatic Group 100, 7 October 2015), lot 667, purchased from M. Louis Teller, October 1977.

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971

972

971. FRANCE, Provincial. Metz (évêché). Thierry V de Boppart. 1365-1384. AR Gros (25.5mm, 3.26 g, 2h). Thierry standing facing, raising right hand in benediction, holding crozier in left / Cross pattée. Robert 1; Boudeau 1641. EF, toned. ($500) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 2092.

972. GERMANY, Aachen (Freie Reichsstadt). Wilhem II von Jülich. 1361-1393. AR Doppelsterling (23mm, 1.82 g, 2h). Imitating a New Coinage issue of Edward I of England. Crowned facing bust / Long cross pattée; three pellets in first, third, and fourth quarters, eagle in second quarter. Förschner 55; Menadier 86e; Mayhew 343. EF, toned. ($750) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 2093; Westfälische Auktionsgesellschaft 17 (10 September 2001), lot 149.

973. GERMANY, Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Herzogtum). Johann Friedrich. 1665-1679. AR Löser zu 2 Reichstalern (63.5mm, 57.70 g, 2h). Clausthal mint; Lippold Wefer, mintmaster. Dated 1671 LW. EX DURIS GLORIA (star) ANNO (star) 1671 (star), crowned monogram within laurel wreath surrounded by 14 crowned coats of arms set on oak wreath; L W (mintmaster’s initials) flanking monogram below; Z stamped below / Horse leaping left, monogram on flank; above, arm holding laurel wreath reaching from the clouds; in background, scene of Clausthal countryside; below, mining scene. Welter 1666; Duve 2; Müseler 10.4.2/19; KM 132.2; Davenport 203. VF, toned, minor marks. ($1500) Ex Künker 206 (13 March 2012), lot 4908.

974. GERMANY, Köln (Erzbistum). Friedrich III von Saarwerden. 1378-1414. AV Gulden (22.5mm, 3.51 g, 10h). Bonn mint. Struck 1409. Coat-of-arms surrounded by three smaller coats-of-arms; all within trilobe / St. John the Baptist standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding lis-tipped scepter. Felke 797; Noss, Köln 254a; Friedberg 792. Near EF. ($750) Ex CNG Inventory 720300 (May 2000).

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975. GERMANY, Köln (Frieie Stadt). nomine Ferdinand II. Holy Roman Emperor, 1619-1637. AR Taler (41mm, 28.87 g, 7h). Dated 1631. Crowned double-headed eagle facing, wings spread; globus cruciger on breast / Coat-of-arms with griffin supporters, surmounted by elaborately plumed helmet. Noss, Köln 343; Davenport 5167; KM 325.3. VF, two small test cuts on edge. ($3000)

976. GERMANY, Nürnberg (Stadt). AV Dukat (22mm, 3.44 g, 12h). Dated 1640 (in chronogram). Eagle facing, head left, wings spread / Genius standing facing, holding two coats-of-arms. Kellner 62; cf. KM 155; Friedberg 1827. Choice EF. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Ponterio 100 (9 April 1999), lot 1706.

977. GERMANY, Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg (Herzogtum). Friedrich I. 1675-1691. AR 1½ Taler (63mm, 32.52 g, 12h). Commemorating his admission into the Pegnitz-Schäfer Order. Gotha mint; Johann Gottfried Wichmannshausen, mintmaster, and Johann Georg Sorberger, engraver. Struck 1683-1688. Figure standing right, affixing coat-of-arms to tree; woodland creatures around; IGS below / In/ Memoriam/ Sempiter/nam in four lines in script; IG (hook) W below. Schnee 472; cf. KM 21; cf. Davenport 423. Good VF, toned. ($2000)

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978. GERMANY, Trier (Erzbistum). Werner von Falkenstein. 1388-1418. AV Gulden (22.5mm, 3.48 g, 2h). Offenbach mint. Struck 1410-1414. St. John the Baptist standing facing, raising hand in benediction and holding scepter; crescent below / Coat-of-arms surrounded by three smaller coats-of-arms; all within trilobe. Felke 853; W&N 401; Friedberg 3435. Good VF, slightly wavy flan. ($500) Ex Elsen 80 (12 June 2004), lot 1004.

979. HAWAII, Kingdom. Kamehameha III. 1825-1854. CU Hapa Haneli – Cent (26mm 6h). Richards’s (Attleborough, Massachusetts) mint. Dated 1847. Uniformed facing bust / Denomination within wreath. Breen 8028; KM 1d. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62 BN. ($1000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 2000.

980. HUNGARY, Magyar Királyság (Kingdom of Hungary). Ludwig I. 1342-1382. AV Goldgulden (20.5mm, 3.60 g, 7h). Mm: saracen head and crown. Struck 1353-1375. crowned coat-of-arms within polylobe; cinquefoils in spandrels / Saint John the Baptist standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter decorated with pellet and raising right hand in benediction. Lengyel 4A; Huszár 513; Scarfea, Imitazioni 858; Friedberg 4. Good VF. ($750)

981. HUNGARY, Holy Roman Empire. Magyar Királyság (Kingdom of Hungary). Károly III (VI). 1711-1740. AV Dukát (21.5mm, 3.49 g, 12h). Nagybánya (Baia Mare/Frauenbach) mint. Dated 1739 NB. Laureate and draped bust right / Radiant Madonna and Child on clouds set on crescent. Huszár 513 (unlisted date); KM 317; Friedberg 175. Near EF, slightly wavy flan, some luster. Very rare. ($2500) 249


982. INDIA, Mughal Empire. Shihab al-Din Muhammad Shah Jahan. AH 1014-1037 / AD 1627-1658. AV Mohur (23.5mm, 11.01 g, 4h). Surat mint. Dated Ilahi month Azar of RY 2 (AD 1628). Wright –; Hull –; KM 255.6. EF, underlying luster. ($750) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Akola Hoard.

983 984 983. INDIA, Mughal Empire. Muhyi al-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir. AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. AV Mohur (20mm, 8h). Burhanpur mint. Dually dated AH 110[8 or 9] and RY 39 (AD 1696/7). Wright –; Hull 1683; KM 255.6. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($1000) 984. INDIA, Mughal Empire. Muhyi al-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir. AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. AV Mohur (21mm, 7h). Burhanpur mint. Dually dated AH 1109 and RY 41 (AD 1699). Wright –; Hull 1683; KM 255.6. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. ($1000)

985. INDIA, Princely States. Hyderabad. temp. Sikanar Jah. AH 1218-1244 / AD 1803-1829. AV Mohur (21mm, 11.16 g, 6h). Dump type. In the name of Muhammad Akbar II, Mughal emperor. Haiderabad mint. Dually dated AH 1236 and RY 15 of Muhammad Akbar II (AD 1820). Persian couplet citing Muhammad Akbar II; AH date in center field sin in Persian above shah / Mint formula and RY date; mint symbol for Haiderabad in central field. Edge: crude oblique milling. KM –, but see p. 686 (this coin illustrated); Adams IV, 177; cf. Friedberg 1130 (for type). EF, traces of underlying luster, traces of deposits, light scratches. ($1500) Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 103, 14 September 2016), lot 1032 (hammer $2300, but not paid); Stack’s (5 March 1988), lot 2260.

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986. INDIA, Princely States. Hyderabad. temp. Nasir al-Daula. AH 1244-1273 / AD 1829-1857. AV Mohur (25mm, 11.08 g, 6h). Nazarana type. In the name of Bahadur Shah II, Mughal emperor. Haiderabad mint. Dually dated AH 1263 and RY 7 of Bahadur Shah II (AD 1847). Persian couplet citing Bahadur Shah II; AH date in center field nun in Persian above shah / Mint formula and RY date; mint symbol for Haiderabad in central field. KM (C) 84; Adams IV, 179; Friedberg 1142. Good VF, traces of underlying luster, hint of deposits, small flan flaw and stress crack on reverse. ($500) Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 103, 14 September 2016), lot 1034 (hammer $700, but not paid); Malter XLII (9 September 1989), lot 529.

987. IRAN, Qajars. Nasir al-Din Shah. AH 1264-1313 / AD 1848-1896. AV 2 Tomans (23mm, 6.93 g, 8h). Tughra type. Mashhad mint. Dated AH 1281 (AD 1864/5). Rabino di Borgomale pl. 24, 632; C&M –; Album 2924; KM 864; Friedberg 48. EF, edge bump. Rare. ($1000) 250


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989

988. ITALY, Firenze. Repubblica. 1189-1532. AV Fiorino (21mm, 3.54 g, 10h). Segno: coat-of-arms. Giovanni di Simone di Tommaso Altoviti, maestro d’oro, 1st semester 1424. Ornate lily of Florence / Saint John the Baptist standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and raising right hand in benediction. Bernocchi 2405; MIR 21/5; Biaggi 799; Friedberg 276. Good VF. ($750) Ex Classical Numismatic Group 53 (15 March 2000), lot 2179.

989. ITALY, Genova. Ludovico XII di Francia. Signore, 1507. AV Scudo d’oro del Sole (27mm, 3.39 g, 11h). Crowned coat-of-arms; radiate sun above / Cross fleurée with central pellet in quadrilobe; each bar ending in lis. CNI III 18; MIR 153; Duplessy 750; Ciani 1042; Friedberg 405. Good VF, toned. Rare. ($1500) Ex Elsen FPL 247 (January-March 2009), no. 984.

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991

990. ITALY, Lucca. Repubblica. 1369-1799. AV Scudo (22mm, 3.32 g, 8h). Dated 1552. Coat-of-arms / Crowned bust of Christ facing slightly left. Bellesia 61/B; MIR 185/12; Friedberg 490. VF, slightly wavy flan. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XIII (5 May 1988), lot 625.

991. ITALY, Lucca. Repubblica. 1369-1799. AR San Martino da 15 Bolognini (28mm, 5.50 g, 6h). Dated 1742. Crowned coat-of-arms / St. Martin on horseback left, looking back toward beggar standing left. Bellesia 51; MIR 234/3; KM –. Good VF, toned. ($500) Ex Künker 206 (113 March 2012), lot 3048.

992. ITALY, Milano (ducato). Filippo II di Spagna. 1554-1598. AV Doppia (25mm, 6.15 g, 4h). Dated 1589. Radiate and draped bust right / Crowned coat-of-arms. Crippa 4/F-1; MIR 301/8; Friedberg 716. VF, sligtly clipped, flan flaws and irregularities. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Ponterio 61 (26 February 1993), lot 708.

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993. ITALY, Modena (ducato). Francesco I d’Este. 1629-1658. AV 4 Scudi d’oro (29mm, 12.74 g, 12h). Armored and draped bust right; I · T · below / Madonna seated left, infant Christ before. CNI IX 148 var. (legend stops); MIR 733/3; KM (FR) 778.2; Friedberg 778. Good VF. Very rare. ($3000) Ex Goldberg 70 (4 September 2012), lot 3724.

Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection

994. ITALY, Napoli (Regno). Alfonso I il Magnanimo (the Magnanimous) d’Aragona. 1442-1458. AV Sesquiducato (29mm, 5.26 g, 3h). Napoli (Naples) mint. แ Ḽ ]Ǵ⌚ɨɔ˴V Ḽ Ę Ḽ ŷ Ḽ r Ḽ ]r]ŷɨ Ḽ ˴IýILI Ḽ ýI˶ Ḽ VL˶r, coat-of-arms / แ Ḽ ĘN˴Ḽ M Ḽ ]ĘIV˶ɦ Ḽ Ě˶ Ěŷɦ Ḽ ĘĚ˴PIýI Ḽ INIMIý Ḽ M Ḽ, knight on horseback right, holding sword in raised right hand. Cf. CNI XIX 9 (for type); cf. Pannuti-Riccio 2 (same); MIR 53; MEC 14, 848 var. (legends). Good VF, toned. ($3000) Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (HSA 1001.1.1595).

995. ITALY, Napoli (Regno). Carlo I di Spagna (Carlo V, Sacro Romano Impero). 1516-1554. AV Scudo d’oro (25mm, 3.32 g, 10h). Coat-of-arms over crowned double-headed eagle, wings spread / Cross fleurée with Ks in oppposing quarters. CNI XIX 207; cf. Pannuti-Riccio 11; cf. MIR 132; Friedberg 835. VF, toned. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XIII (5 May 1988), lot 320.

996. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement VII. 1523-1534. AV Doppio fiorino di camera (24mm, 5h). Rome mint. Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / St. Peter in boat left, raising fishing net. Muntoni 14; Berman 829; Friedberg 59 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 61. ($3000) Ex Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage 3029, 14 January 2014), lot 30178.

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997. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement VII. 1523-1534. AV Fiorino di camera (21mm, 11h). Rome mint. Coatof-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / St. Peter in boat left, raising fishing net. Muntoni 16; Berman 830; Friedberg 60 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. ($2000) Ex Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage 3029, 14 January 2014), lot 30176; Green Estate Partnership (Eric P. Newman/Burdette G. Johnson); Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green Collection.

998. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Gregory XIII. 1572-1585. AR Testone (30mm, 9.70 g, 5h). Holy Year issue. Rome mint. Dated 1575. Bust right, wearing zucchetto and mantum / Porta Sancta (Holy Door). Muntoni 33.1; Berman 1151. Good VF, toned. Attractive portrait. ($500) Ex Künker 206 (13 March 2012), lot 2996.

999. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Paul V. 1605-1621. AR Grosso (20mm, 1.41 g, 3h). Rome mint. Dually dated RY 11 and 1615. Bust right, wearing zucchetto and mantum / St. Paul standing facing, resting sword on ground with right hand and holding book in left; coat-of-arms to lower right. Muntoni 105; Berman 1570; KM 74. Good VF, toned, minor marks. ($300) 253


1000. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Urban VIII. 1623-1644. AV Scudo d’oro (16mm, 7h). Rome mint. Coat-ofarms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / Confronted nimbate and draped busts of Sts. Peter and Paul. Muntoni 11; Berman 1699; KM 105; Friedberg 123a (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Very rare – the sole example on CoinArchives. ($4000) Ex Fitzgerald Collection (Heritage 241522, 31 May 2015), lot 65038 (hammer $9500).

1001 1002 1001. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement XI. 1700-1721. AV Mezzo scudo d’oro (15mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dated RY 17 (AD 1717). Bust right, wearing camauro, mozzetta, and pallium / Nimbate and draped bust of St. Peter left, head facing. Muntoni 29; Berman 2367; KM 768; Friedberg 189 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($1000) Ex Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage 3029, 14 January 2014), lot 30796.

1002. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement XI. 1700-1721. AV Scudo d’oro (18mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dated RY 18 R (AD 1718). Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / Fides standing left, holding flaming heart and cross. Muntoni 25; Berman 2363; KM 768; Friedberg 206 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. ($2000) Ex Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage 3029, 14 January 2014), lot 30798.

1004 1003 1003. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement XII. 1730-1740. AV Zecchino (20mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 17381739. Holy Mother Church seated facing on clouds, holding keys and model of church / Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara. Muntoni 6; Berman 2607; KM 888; Friedberg 222 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($750) 1004. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement XII. 1730-1740. AV Zecchino (20mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dually dated RY 8 and 1766. Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / Holy Mother Church seated facing on clouds, holding keys and model of church. Muntoni 7; Berman 2890; KM 984; Friedberg 237 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($1000) Ex Heritage 3032 (10 April 2014), lot 25315.

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1005 1006 1005. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Benedict XIV. 1740-1758. AV Mezzo zecchino (15.5mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dually dated RY 1 and 1740. Holy Mother Church seated facing on clouds, holding keys and model of church / Coat-ofarms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara. Muntoni 22; Berman 2732; KM 933; Friedberg 232 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. ($750) Ex Eric P. Newman Collection (Heritage 3029, 14 January 2014), lot 30800.

1006. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Benedict XIV. 1740-1758. AV Zecchino (19mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dated 1745. Holy Mother Church seated facing on clouds, holding keys and model of church / Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara. Muntoni 12a; Berman 2729; KM 943; Friedberg 231 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. ($750)

1008 1007 1007. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Clement XIV. 1769-1774. AV Zecchino (20mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dually dated RY 1 and 1769. Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / Holy Mother Church seated facing on clouds, holding keys and model of church. Muntoni 1; Berman 2928; KM 1011; Friedberg 240 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($1000) Ex Stackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowers & Ponterio 182 (10 January 2014), lot 1297 .

1008. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius VII. 1800-1823. AV Doppia romana (23mm, 12h). Rome mint. Dated RY 3 (AD 1802/3). Coat-of-arms surmounted by crossed keys and Papal tiara / St. Peter enthroned facing in clouds. holding keys and raising hand in benediction; in exergue, coat-of-arms surmounted by gallero with tassels . Muntoni 1b; Berman 3217; KM 1070; Friedberg 248 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. ($1000) Ex Triton XVII (5 January 2015), lot 1271; ArtCoins Roma 5 (14 May 2012), lot 1132.

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1010

1009. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Gregory XVI. 1831-1846. AV Doppia romana (21mm, 1h). First coinage. Bologna mint. Dually dated RY 3 and 1834 B. Bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / St. Peter enthroned facing, holding keys and raising hand in benediction. Muntoni 24; Berman 3273; KM 1103; Friedberg 261 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 61. ($1500) 1010. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius IX. 1846-1878. AV 2.5 Scudi (18.5mm, 4.35Â g, 7h). Scudo coinage. Rome mint. Dually dated RY 17 and 1862 R. Bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / Denomination and date within wreath. Muntoni 6v; Berman 3306; KM 1117; Friedberg 273 (Vatican). AU, minor marks in field. ($300) 255


1011 1012 1011. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius IX. 1846-1878. AV 10 Lire (17mm, 7h). Lira coinage. Rome mint. Dually dated RY 22 and 1867 R. Bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / Denomination within wreath. Muntoni 43b; Berman 3335; KM 1381.2; Friedberg 281 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($750) Ex Heritage 3046 (14 April 2016), lot 32594.

1012. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius IX. 1846-1878. AV 10 Lire (20mm, 7h). Lira coinage. Rome mint. Dually dated RY 24 and 1869 R. , Bust left, wearing zucchetto, mozzetta, and pallium / Denomination within wreath. Muntoni 42b; Berman 3334; KM 1382.4; Friedberg 280 (Vatican). In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($500) Ex Heritage 3040 (9 April 2015), lot 3204.

1013

1014 1013. ITALY, Piacenza (ducato). Ranuccio I Farnese. 1592-1622. AV 2 Doppia (29mm, 13.16 g, 7h). In the name of Alessandro Farnese. Dated 1599 PP. Draped and cuirassed bust left / She-wolf standing left; behind, three branches surmounted by crown. MIR 1137/11; Friedberg 899. EF, small flan crack. Rare. ($5000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 46 (24 June 1998), lot 1749; Classical Numismatic Review XXII, 2 (Spring/Summer 1997), no. 80; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 597 (June 1996), no. 88.

Frederick II Hohenstaufen – “Stupor Mundi” 1014. ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Federico I (Federico II, Sacro Romano Impero). 1198-1250. AV Augustale (20.5mm, 5.27 g, 6h). Brindisi mint. Struck circa 1231-1250. CЄSAR AVG • IMP ROM, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / •+FRIDERICVS•, eagle standing left, head right, with wings spread. Spahr 100; MEC 14, 516; Friedberg 134. Near EF. ($7500) Frederick II Hohenstaufen, “Stupor Mundi” (“Wonder of the World”), was the most enlightened ruler of the medieval European world, and single-handedly almost ignited a renaissance a century before it took hold in western Europe. Besides encouraging the study of both the ancient and natural worlds (he wrote an insightful treatise on falconry), Frederick was instrumental in improving relations with the Muslims, negotiating free access to Christian holy sites in Palestine, where all Crusader armies had been unsuccessful. One of his innovations was a gold coinage comparable in style and quality to the gold of the ancient Caesars. The classical motifs proclaimed his inheritance of the legacy of Rome, and the augustale and its fractions were issued concurrently with the publication of the Constitution of Melfi, his codification of Norman law meant to follow the famous Roman law codes. These coins were struck until Frederick’s death in 1250, and may have been continued by his successors for about another fifteen years.

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1015. ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Carlo III di Spagna. 1734-1759. AV Oncia (23mm, 4.43 g, 6h). Palermo mint; Placido Notarbartolo, maestro di zecca. Dated 1751 PN. Laureate and draped bust right / Phoenix arising from ashes; radiant sun above; P N across field; 1751 (date) in exergue. MIR 567/3; Spahr 80; Friedberg 887. Superb EF. ($1000)

1016. ITALY, Toscana (Granducato). Cosimo III de Medici. 1670-1723. AR Piastra (43.5mm, 31.15 g, 4h). Firenze (Florence) mint. Dated 1684. Draped and cuirassed bust right / St. John the Baptist standing left, holding long cross and baptizing Jesus standing right in river Jordan; foliage around, dove above. MIR 329/3; Davenport 4212 = KM (DAV) 4212. Good VF, lightly toned, traces of luster, small deposits. ($500)

1017. ITALY, Toscana (Granducato). Cosimo III de Medici. 1670-1723. AR Tollero (42mm, 27.27 g, 6h). Livorno (Leghorn) mint. Dated 1704. Crowned and armored bust right / View of the harbor of Livorno. MIR 64/19; Montagano 64/19; Davenport 1498. EF, toned, underlying luster. ($2000) Ex CNG Inventory 862761 (January 2010); Numismatica Ars Classica 53 (7 November 2009), lot 76.

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1018. ITALY, Venezia (Venice). Giovanni II Cornaro. 1709-1722. AR Scudo della croce – 140 Soldi (42mm, 31.62 g, 11h). Alvise Minotto or Anzolo Malipiero, maestro di zecca, 1714 or 1719. Ornate cross fleurrée with central rosette; pellet at end of each bar; leaf in each quarter / Nimbate facing half-length Lion of St. Mark, forepaw supporting open Gospel, within shield frame. Paolucci 10; Davenport 1530 = KM (DAV) 1530. EF, underlying luster. ($500)

1019. LOW COUNTRIES, Vianen (heerlijkheid). Hendrik van Brederode. 1556-1568. AV Gouden angelot – Angelot d’or (29mm, 5.03 g, 10h). Ship bearing shield and cross, H B flanking cross / Archangel Michael slaying dragon to lower right. CNM 2.45.1; Delmonte, Or 827; Friedberg 202. Good VF, flan crack. ($1000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XXXVII (18 May 2000), lot 263.

1020. LOW COUNTRIES, Vlaanderen (Flanders [graafschap]). Lodewijk II van Male. 1346-1384. AV Goouden lam – Mouton d’or (29mm, 4.63 g, 10h). Gand (Ghent) mint. Struck 1356-1364. Agnus Dei left, head right, wearing nimbus crown and cradling cruciform banner behind with forehoof / Cross fleurée with central star; eagles in angles; all within angled quadrilobe; trefoils in spandrels. Elsen 26; Delmonte, Or 457; cf. De Mey, Flanders 182 (for type); Friedberg 155. Near EF. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 53 (15 March 2000), lot 2196; Elsen 59 (18 September 1999), lot 1850; J. Elsen inventory, December 1979.

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1021. LOW COUNTRIES, Vlaanderen (Flanders [graafschap]). Filips de Goede (the Good). 1419-1467. AV Gouden leeuw – Lion d’or (29mm, 4.26 g, 2h). Brugge mint. Struck 1545-1460. Lion standing left in Gothic arch; crowned trefoils flanking / Coat-of-arms over cross fleurée. Delmonte, Or 489; De Mey, Flanders 837; Friedberg 185. Good VF. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 57 (28 March 2001), lot 1601; Hess-Divo 283 (10 May 2000), lot 487.

1022. MALAY ARCHIPELAGO, Colonial. Nederlands-Oost-Indië (Netherlands East Indies). temp. William I. 1815-1840. Pattern CU Doit (20.5mm, 2.75 g, 7h). Struck 1836. Basket with flowers; all within wreath / MRCTH/ WSOOCI/ RTCWH; ornaments above and below. Scholten 664; cf. KM Pn21. Good VF, brown surfaces. Very rare – none on CoinArchives. ($500) Possibly ex Jacques Schulman (23 March 1953), lot 839 (unillustrated).

Ex 1715 Plate Fleet

1023. PERU, Colonial. Felipe V. King of Spain, first reign, 1700-1724. AV 8 Escudos (29.5mm, 27.06 g, 10h). Lima mint. Dated (1)712 L M. Coat-of-arms / Crowned pillars of hercules set on ocean waves. Calicó 438; KM 38.2; Friedberg 7. EF. ($5000) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Baldwin’s 24 (9 October 2000), lot 401; Kip Wagner Collection (sold privately to F.S. Werner and Spink); 1715 ‘Plate Fleet’. The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish fleet returning with some of the wealth from its colonies in the Americas to Spain. A hurricane sank most of the ships in the fleet (eleven of the twelve ships) in the early morning of 31 July 1715 near present-day Vero Beach, Florida. Because the fleet was carrying silver, it is also known as the 1715 Plate Fleet, since plata in Spanish means silver. The wrecks were salvaged by the Real Eight Company, founded by Kip Wagner, from whose collection this piece originates.

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1024. PERU, Colonial. Felipe V. King of Spain, second reign, 1724-1746. AV 8 Escudos (29mm, 27.30 g, 12h). Lima mint. Dated (1)739 L V. Coat-of-arms / Crowned pillars of Hercules set on ocean waves. Calicó 619; KM 38.2; Friedberg 7. VF. ($3000) From the George Bernert Collection.

1025. POLAND, Slask (Silesia). Legnica-Bzerg (Liegnitz-Brieg). Johann Christian, with Georg Rudolf. 1602-1621. AV Dukaty (20.5mm, 5h). Dated 1610 CT. Armored bust of Johann Christian right / Armored bust of Georg Rudolf left. Saurma, Schlesische 98; KM 102; Friedberg 3166. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. ($5000)

1026. RUSSIA, Tsardom of Rus. Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov. 1645-1676. AR Polupoltinnik – Quarter Rouble (35mm, 7.97 g). Dated Creation Era 7162 (AD 1654). Alexei on horseback right / Legend in six lines. Kaim 1601; Spassky fig. 91, 10; KM –. Good VF, multiple strikes. Very rare. Struck on a quartered European taler. ($4000)

1027. RUSSIA, Empire. Petr I Alexeyevich Velikiy (Peter the Great). 1682-1725. AR Poltina – Half Rouble (33mm, 13.54 g, 11h). Krasny (Red) mint. Dated 1725. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Crowned double-headed eagle facing, holding scepter and globus cruciger; crown above. Diakov 8; Bitkin 1087 var. (tail feathers); Uzdenikov 0639; KM 159. VF, circulation and light cleaning marks, die breaks. ($1000)

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1028. SPAIN, Mallorca. Jaume III. 1324-1344. AR Mig ral – Half real (20mm, 1.81 g, 8h). Crowned facing bust, quatrefoils flanking; all within tressure of eight arcs, each arc ending in pellet; annulets in voids; double quatrefoil stops / Latin cross pattée, quatrefoils in angles, within tressure of eight arcs, each arc ending in pellet; annulets in voids; double quatrefoil stops. Cf. ME 2039; MEC 6 –. EF, toned, light adjustment marks. Exceptional. ($1500)

1029. SPAIN, Castile & León. Juan I. 1379-1390. AR Real (26mm, 3.48 g, 5h). Sevilla (Seville) mint. Struck 13791385. Crowned IOhn / Coat-of-arms within quatrelobe; rosettes in upper angles, S in lower. MEC 6, 611-4 var. (legends); ME 1440. Good VF, toned. ($300)

1030. SPAIN, Castile & León. Fernando V & Isabel I (Los Reyes Católicos - the Catholic royals). 1474-1504. AV Doble Excelente (28mm, 6.98 g, 7h). Sevilla (Seville) mint. Struck after 1497. Crowned confronted busts of Fernando and Isabel; star within four pellets and S between / Crowned coat-of-arms on breast of nimbate eagle, head left, with wings displayed. Cf. MEC 6, 772; ME 2933; Friedberg 129. VF, areas of weak strike. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

1031. SPAIN, Reino de España. Felipe II el Prudente. 1556-1598. AV 4 Escudos (29mm, 13.55 g, 10h). Sevilla (Seville) mint. Crowned coat of arms; to left, S over quadrate D; to right, annulet over IIII / Coat-of-arms within quadrelobe; annulets in angles. ME 4143; Friedberg 158. Good VF, usual weak strike around edges. Well struck for issue. ($2000) 261


1032. SWITZERLAND, Kanton Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen. 15th century. AR Prager Groschen (26.5mm, 2.20 g). Struck 1424. Ram leaping from tower countermarked on a Bohemian groschen of Wenceslas III, with an earlier countermark of Ulm. HMZ 2-745; Krusy S3,1 (for Schaffhausen c/m) and U2,5 (for Ulm c/m). Countermarks VF and Fine. Host coin Fair. Rare. ($1000)

1033. TIBET. 1912-1951. AV 20 Srang (26mm, 11.08 g, 10h). Dated BE 15-53 (AD 1919). Lion standing left; eight lucky Buddhist symbols around / Floral design. L&M 1063; Kann 1588; KM (Y) 22; Friedberg 1. EF, underlying luster. ($2000) From the Norman Frank Collection.

TURKEY - For Ottoman coins, see lots 942–945, above.

WORLD MEDALS

1034. ANCIENT THEMES, Roman Imperial. Antonia Minor. Augusta, AD 37 and 41. Æ ‘Dupondius’ (31mm, 14.59 g, 4h). Paduan type. By Giovanni da Cavino, 1500-1570. ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, Claudius standing left, holding simpulum; S C flanking. Johnson & Martini –; Klawans 3. Good VF, brown surfaces. Struck example. ($500) Ex Spink 147 (4 October 2000), lot 344 (there as a genuine dupondius).

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1035. ANCIENT THEMES, Roman Imperial. Aelius. Caesar. AD 136-138. Gilt Æ ‘Sestertius’ (35mm, 27.18 g, 7h). Paduan type. By Giovanni da Cavino, 1500-1570. L AELIVS CAESAR, draped bust right / PANNONIAE CVRTA AEL, Pannonia standing right, presenting two cornucopiae to Aelius, seated left, holding scepter. Johnson & Martini 1685-91; Klawans 3. EF. Struck example. ($1000)

Treaty of Eisenburg

1036. FRANCE, Royal. Louis XIV le Roi Soleil (the Sun King). 1643–1715. AR Medal (49mm, 60.06 g, 12h). Treaty of Eisenburg. By P. Avry. Dated 1666. LVD XIIII D G F ET NAV REX, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / GERMANIA SERVATA, Pax advancing right over piles of arms, holding palm frond and wreath; 1666 in exergue. Jones –; Divo –; Forrer I p. 9. EF, toned, a few light hairlines. Inspired by a 1644 medal by Jean Warin (Jones 238). ($2000) Ex Meister & Sonntag 17 (3 June 2013), lot 384 (hammer €8000).

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Contemporary Boxed Set of Napoleonic Medals 1037. FRANCE, Premier Empire. Napoléon I. 1804-1814. Lot of one-hundred-thirty-five (135) Æ Medals in contemporary case. Case produced by M. Legrous of Paris, circa 1820-1832. Includes the following issues: Battle of Montenotte. Hennin 731 // Battle of Millesimo. Hennin 744 // Battle of Castiglione. Hennin 744 // Surrender of Mantua. Hennin 782 // Surrender of Mantua. Hennin 783 // The Passage of Tagliamento and the Capture of Trieste. Hennin 788 // Conquest of Lower Egyt. Hennin 850 // Conquest of Egypt. Hennin 879 // Treaty of Campofiormo. Hennin 881 // Conquest of Upper Egypt. Hennin 896 // Arrival of Napoléon at Fréjus. Hennin 921 // Battle of Marengo and the Passage of St. Bernard. Bramsen 37 // Battle of Marengo and the Command of Napoléon. Bramsen 38 // Battle of Marengo and the Death of Desaix. Bramsen 44 // The Placement of the Colonne Vendôme. Bramsen 63 // Column of the Department of the Seine. Bramsen 64 // Construction of the Quai Desaix in Paris. Bramsen 69 // Transfer of the Body of Turenne to Les Invalides. Bramsen 71 // Attempt on the Life of Napoléon. Bramsen 76 // Peace of Luneville. Bramsen 106 // Peace of Luneville. Bramsen 107 // Peace of Amiens. Bramsen 195 // The Restoration of the Roman Catholic Church in France. Bramsen 213 // Organization of Public Education. Bramsen 214 // Paris Pharmacological School. Bramsen 264 // Negotiations with England. Bramsen 267 // Negotiations with England. Bramsen 267 // Breaking of the Treaty of Amiens and the Occupation of Hannover by French Troops. Bramsen 271 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 275 // Venus de Medici. Bramsen 280 // Reestablishment of the Legion d’Honneur. Bramsen 310 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 318 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 320 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 326 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 327 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 328 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 329 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 329 // Pius VII in Paris. Bramsen 349 // Distribution of the Eagles. Bramsen 357 // Coronation Celebrations. Bramsen 358 // Coronation Celebrations at Paris City Hall. Bramsen 359 // Salle de Laocoon in the Louvre. Bramsen 367 // Galerie d’Apollon in the Louvre. Bramsen 371 // Spread of Vaccination. Bramsen 400 // Visit of Pius VII to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 409 // Coronation as King of Italy. Bramsen 418 // Annexation of Liguria to France. Bramsen 422 // Erection of the Colonne de la Grande armée. Bramsen 426 // Monument of Desaix at Mont Saint-Bernard. Bramsen 426/427 // Monument of Desaix at Mont Saint-Bernard. Bramsen 426/427 // Breaking Camp at Bolougne and the Crossing of the Rhine. Bramsen 430 // Addressing the Army on the Pont du Lech. Bramsen 432 // Capitulation of Ulm and Memmingen. Bramsen 433 // Entry of Marechel Ney into Innsbruck and the Return of the Flags. Bramsen 442 // The Occupation of Vienna and Presburg (Bratislava). Bramsen 443 // Battle of Austerlitz. Bramsen 445 // Battle of Austerlitz – France and her Allies. Bramsen 446 // Meeting of Napoléon and Franz I at Urschütz. Bramsen 452 // Deputation of the Mayors of Paris at Schönbrunn. Bramsen 453 // Peace of Presbourg. Bramsen 455 // Venice Reunited with Italy. Bramsen 460 // Te Deum at the Cathedral of Vienna. Bramsen 461 // Establishment of the Medical Colleges. Bramsen 467 // The School of Minerology Established at Mont Blanc. Bramsen 471 // Conquest of Istria. Bramsen 512 // Conquest of Dalmatia. Bramsen 513 // Conquest of Naples. Bramsen 516 // Marriage of Stéphanie de Beauharnais to Karl, Großherzog von baden. Bramsen 522 // The Confederation of the Rhine. Bramsen 534 // The Battle of Jena. Bramsen 537 // The Battle of Jena. Bramsen 538 // Entry of Napoléon into Berlin. Bramsen 546 // Capitulation of Prussian Fortresses Spandau, Stettin, and Magdeborg. Bramsen 548 // Occupation of Hamburg. Bramsen 549 // Alliance with Saxony. Bramsen 551 // Sovereignties Bestowed on the Kings of Bavaria and Würtemburg. Bramsen 553 // Construction of the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel. Bramsen 557 // The French Army Crosses the Vistula. Bramsen 620 // Battle of Eylau. Bramsen 628 // Napoléon at Osterode. Bramsen 631 // Battle of Friedland. Bramsen 632 // Battle of Friedland and the Anniversary of Marengo. Bramsen 633 // Campaigns of 1806–1807. Bramsen 634 // Conquest of Silesia (Poland). Bramsen 635 // Peace of Tilsit. Bramsen 640 // Independence of Danzig. Bramsen 652 // Creation of the Duchy of Warsaw. Bramsen 653 // Creation of the Kingdom of Westphalia. Bramsen 660 // Marriage of Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte and Katharina von Württemberg. Bramsen 662 // Victories of 1807. Bramsen 674 // The Road to Simplon Completed. Bramsen 688 // Road from Nice to Rome. Bramsen 690 // Annexation of Etruria to France. Bramsen 721 // Entry of the French Army into Alcala. Bramsen 757 // Visit of Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte, Queen of Holland, to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 769 // Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, Duchess of Guastalla. Bramsen 770 // Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples. Bramsen 772 // Austria Violates the Treaty of Presbourg. Bramsen 844 // Entrance of Napoléon into Vienna. Bramsen 847 // Annexation of Rome to France. Bramsen 848 // Annexation of Rome to France. Bramsen 849 // Battle of Raab. Bramsen 854 // Battle of Essling and the Crossing of the Danube. Bramsen 859 // Battle of Wagram. Bramsen 860 // Opening of the Canal de l’Ourcq. Bramsen 868 // The English Attack on Antwerp and the Stay of Napoléon in Schoenbrünn. Bramsen 870 // Treaty of Vienna. Bramsen 876 // Conquest of Illyria. Bramsen 879 // Visit of Friedrich August of Saxony to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 883 // Visit of Maximilian and Karoline of Bavaria to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 939 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 952 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 954 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 956 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 959 // Obsequies for Lannes, Duc de Montebello. Bramsen 971 // Statue of Desaix in the Place de Victoire. Bramsen 976 // Orphans of the Légion d’Honneur. Bramsen 980 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1091 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1099 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1100 // The Baptism of the King of Rome (Napoléon II).. Bramsen 1125 // Capture of Vilnius. Bramsen 1156 // The French Army at the Dniepr. Bramsen 1158 // Battle of Moscow. Bramsen 1162 // Entry of Napoléon into Moscow. Bramsen 1164 // The Eagle of France on the Volga. Bramsen 1166 // Retreat of the French Army from Russia. Bramsen 1168 // Founding of the École Francaise des beaux arts in Rome. Bramsen 1178 // Monument on Mont-Cenis Decreed. Bramsen 1233 // Visit of Marie Louise to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1303 // Victories of February 1814. Bramsen 1348 // Commemorating Franz I’s Visit of the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1465 // Visit of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1466 // Napoléon Taken Aboard the Bellerophon. Bramsen 1691.. Coins EF or better, some spots of verdigris. In a contemporary green case (110mm height, 235mm depth, 340mm width), with two brass handles and an opened brass lock, bearing the crowned and mantled coat-ofarms of Napoléon and the legend “MÉDAILLES RÈGNE DE NAPOLÉON/ GRATIUS SIBI ILLUM ESSE FACTURUM SI OBLIVISCI QUAM SI MEMINISSI DOCUISSET.” Inside, eight numbered trays, lined in pale green velvet, with space for coins in seven and the final tray open. The bottom of the interior has a sticker reading: A LA BOULE • D’OR/ Quai de l’Horloge, No. 67/ fabrique de gaînerie./ LAGROUS,/ Succr. de M. LÉVEILLÉ,/ à Paris. Lot also includes 14 monochrome prints of the life of Napoléon from an uncertain Russian publication. ($15,000) A M. Legrous is known at 65 Quai de l’Horloge from a report on an adding machine he invented (Bulletin de la Société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale. Vol. 27, no. 294, December 1828, p. 394-7). Later, in a report on the 1867 Exposition Universelle, the Gellée brothers, leather case makers, are noted as having taken over the business from M. Lagrous in 1832 (Exposition universelle de 1867: Rapports du jury international, Volume 3 – Groupe III, Classes 14 a 26, 1867, p. 452). Combined with the presence of a medal produced by the Englishman J. Mudie in 1820, the period this collection was completed can be narrowed to sometime between 1820 and 1832.

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1038. FRANCE, Royal (Restored). temp. Louis XVIII–Charles X. 1815-1830. Lot of seventy-two (72) Æ Medals in contemporary case. Gallerie metallique des grands hommes Français (Medallic Gallery of Famous Frenchmen). Struck 1816-1826. Includes: 1816 issue – Jacques-Bénigne Boussuet, Pierre Corneille, Philippe Néricault Destouches, Jean de la Fontaine, and Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière) // 1817 issue – Pierre Abailard, Antoine Arnauld, Fronçois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Denis Diderot, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Pierre Jeannin, Georges Louis Leclerc (Comte de Buffon), François-Eudes de Mézeray, Pierre Mignard, Blaise Pascal, Alexis Piron, Nicolas Poussin, Pierre Puget, Jean Racine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Charles-Louis de Secondat (Montesquieu) // 1818 issue – Charles le Brun, Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon,Charles Simon Favart, Pierre Gassendi, André Ernest Modest Grétry, Clément Marot, François Regnard, Charles Rollin, Jean Rotrou, and Ennius-Quirinus Visconti // 1819 issue – Jacques Amyot, Pierre Bayle, Bernard le Bouvier de Fontenelle, Jean de la Bruyère, René Descartes, Pierre Jean-Baptiste Gerbier, René du Guay-Trouin, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Philibert de l’Orme, Ambroise Paré, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, and Henri de la Tour d’Auvergne // 1820 issue – François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon and Jacques de Vaucanson // 1821 issue – Henri François d’Aguesseau, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville, François Chevert, Jacques Cujas, Charles Duclos, Ponce Denis Écouchard-Le Brun, Lazare Hoche, Louis Mathieu Molé, Alain René le Sage, Olivier de Serres, Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, and Claude Louis Hector de Villars // 1822 issue Gerard Audran, Philippe de Commines, Jean Fernel, Jean-François de la Harpe, André Masséna, Philippe Quinalt, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti (Comte de Mirabeau), and Pierre Terrail // 1823 issue – Louis II de Bourbon-Condé and Nicolas Catinat // 1824 issue – Jean le Rond d’Alembert // 1825 issue – Jean-Dominique Cassini and Guillaume Thomas François Raynal // 1826 issue – Bertrand Duguesclin. All medals 41mm in diameter, with a bust on the obverse and biographical information on the reverse. Near EF–Choice EF, rich brown surfaces and hints of underlying luster. Attractively house in a single volume, containing three 24-count trays. Rare and interesting. ($2000)

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1039. GERMANY, Ostfriesland (Fürstentum). Christina Ludowike von Nassau-Idstein. 1691-1723. AR Medal (31mm, 6.01 g, 12h). By J. Christian. Dually-dated 1691 and 1723. VITAE MELIORIS IMAGO (an image of a better life), skull and crossbones, with grain ears sprouting from the eye sockets of the skull / PIAE/MEMORIAE/SER·PRINC·/AC/DN·DOMINAE/ CHRISTIANAE LV=/DOVICAE,/PR·FRIS·ORIENT·/NATAE/PRINC·NASSOV·/D·31·MART·1691·/DEN·13·APR·1723/ AET·32· (in pious memory of the lady Christina Ludowike, princess of East Frisia, born in the Principality of Nassau on the 31st day of March, and died on the 13th day of 1723, at the age of 32) in 13 lines. Knyphausen 6628; Kennepohl 4367; Bannike 68. Near EF, lightly toned. ($500)

1040. IRAN, Qajars. Nasir al-Din Shah. AH 1264-1313 / AD 1848-1896. Æ Medal (41mm, 31.88 g, 12h). Visit to the Paris Mint. Dually dated 1870 and 15 July 1873. AURO ARGENTO ÆRI FLANDO FERIUNDO, façade of the Paris mint; in exergue, ÆDES ÆDIFICATÆ/ MDCCLXX / S.M./ LE SCHAH DE PERSE/ VISITE/ LA MONNAIE DE PARIS/ 15 JUILLET/ 1873. Rabino di Borgomale –. EF, brown surfaces. ($500) Ex International Coin Exchange 4 (17 November 2012), lot 196.

1041. IRAN, Qajars. Ahmad Shah. AH 1327-1344 / AD 1909-1925. AR Medal (30mm, 13.83 g, 11h). Tehran mint. Dated AH 1327 (AD 1909). Bust facing slightly left, wearing cap with aigrette / Lion holding sword and sun left. Rabino di Borgomale –. Near EF, marks in field. Rare. ($500)

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1042. ITALY, Bologna. Virgilio Malvezzi. Died 1481. Æ Medal (81mm, 248.25 g, 1h). Later cast after Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli. Dated 1479 (in Roman numerals). VIRGILIVS MALVITIVS BONON PATRIÆ DE CVS ET LIBERTATIS CVSTOS, bust left, wearing cap / MCCCC XXVIIII, allegory of Vigilance: nude man seated right, holding sword, resting foot on sleeping dragon and overflowing coin bag; in exergue, OPVS SPERA(ND)EI. Pollard 100; Hill 383. VF, dark brown surfaces, some chasing. ($500) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from P. Bosco, 2000.

Photos reduced 1043. ITALY, Bologna (Signori). Giovanni II Bentivoglio. 1463-1506. Æ Medal (101mm, 411.4 g, 12h). Later cast after original by Sperandio di Bartolommeo Savelli. IOANNES BETIVOLVS RO NON LIBERTATIS PRINCEPS, bust left, wearing cap / Two cherubs holding shield; in exergue, OPVS SPERA(ND)EI. Pollard –; Hill 355. VF. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Michael Weller Collection; Cyril Humphris Collection (Sotheby’s, 3 October 1996), lot 17.

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1044. ITALY, Cesena (Signori). Domenico Novello Malatesta. 1433-1465. Æ Medal (83mm, 166.4 g, 1h). Later (19th century?) cast after Antonio Pisano. DVX EQVITVM PRAESTANS, draped bust left; across fields, MALATESTA NOVELLVS/ CESENAE DOMINVS / OPVS PISANI PICTORIS, armored figure of Malatesta kneeling right before crucifix; to left, horse facing away. Pollard 24; Hill 35. EF, warm brown surfaces. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 112 (December 1988), no. 370.

Cartographer or Con Man?

1045. ITALY, Firenze. Vincenzo Piccolomini, conte di Aragona, cartographer. fl. 1840. Æ Medal (49mm, 57.73 g, 12h). Mapping of California?. By K. Lange. Dually dated 1836 and 1843 (in Roman numerals). VINCENTIUS COMES PICCOLOMINI DE ARAGONA, bare head left / CALIFORNIAE DESCIPTAE, personification of cartography seated left, holding compass and scroll; globe to lower left, map case to lower right. Wurzbach 1279; Forrer III, p. 297. Superb EF, warm brown surfaces. Extremely rare. ($1000) This cataloger was remarkably unable to find any information on Vincenzo Piccolomini, save for his membership in the Accademia della Scienze in December 1839, noting him as “conte, cartografo in Firenze.” Wurzbach relates an enigmatic note on the specimen in the Vienna cabinet stating, “he was no Piccolomini, only a con man who used the name.”

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1046. ITALY, Papale (Stato pontificio). Pius III. 1503. AR Medal (45mm, 47.87 g, 12h). By G. Paladino. Dated 1503 (in Roman numerals, though an original strike from 1600). * M D III PIVS * III * PONT * MAX *, bust left, wearing mantum / SVB · VMBRA · ALARVM · TVARVM ·, Pius enthroned left, raising hand in benediction; throne flanked by two cardinals; before, Cesare Borgia kneeling right, hat and banner at feet. Mazio 31; Lincoln 420 (bronze). Good VF. Very rare original strike. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XXIV (18 November 1993), lot 262. The reverse of this medal depicts Cesare Borgia, son of the previous pope Alexander VI, begging Pius for protection from his enemies, the Orsini family.

1047. ITALY, Rimini (Signori). Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. 1498-1553. Æ Medal (82.5mm, 157.4 g, 1h). Later cast and chased after an original by Matteo de’Pasti. Dated 1446 (in Roman numerals). x SIGISMVNDVS PANDVLFVS MALATESTA P(AN) F PONTIFICII EXER IMP, bust left / Fortitude seated facing on two elephants, holding broken column; M CCCXIVI in exergue. Cf. Pollard 26; Hill 180. Good VF, brown surface. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Superior (28 May 1991), lot 2628.

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1048. LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). 1581-1795. AR Medal (52.5mm, 45.66 g, 12h). West Friesland mint; Cornelis Wyntgis, mintmaster. Dated 1617. * FRANGIMVR * SI * COLLIDIMVR, flooded city with three islands; five boats, two earthenware vessels, and a dolphin / C ჭ W * TR AHIT * ÆQVO * IVGO, man plowing left with two oxen; tree behind plow; radiant cloud above; in exergue, coat-of-arms flanked by 16 17. Van Loon II p. 99. EF, deeply toned. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Moreira Collection (Part II, Superior, 10 December 1988), lot 1100.

1049. LOW COUNTRIES, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Dutch Republic). 1581-1795. AR Medal (70mm, 123.3 g, 12h). Peace of Breda. By J.F. Lutma. Dated 1667 (in Chronogram and Roman numerals). SIC FINES NOSTROS, LEGES TVTAMVR, ET VNDAS, lion standing right atop arms and two cannon; in background, ships under sail right; LEO BATAVUS below / Legend in seventeen lines. Schulman, Pax 259; van Loon II, p. 534-6. EF, toned, hairline cleaning marks. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XV (18 May 1989), lot 322.

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1050. PORTUGAL. Ordem Militar de Cristo (Military Order of Christ), Officer rank. A cased set including the riband (40x64mm, plus ribbon), gilt Maltese cross with red and white enamel, Hallmark ‘M,’ with ribbon, and the breast cross (40x64mm, plus ribbon), gilt Maltese cross with red and white enamel, with ribbon and Officer’s bar. As made, in original presentation case. ($500) From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XXI (14 May 1992), lot 552. The Ordem Militar de Cristo (Military Order of Christ) is a Portuguese honorific order, founded by king Diniz I in 1317. This order was reconstituted from the ashes of the former Knights Templar, which had been aboloshied by Pope Clement V’s bull, Vox in excelso in 1312. Diniz negotiated with the Pope to take control of the Templar assets in Portugal, and in 1619 Pope John XXII granted his blessing to the revival of the Catholic order. The organization was secularized in 1789 and temporarily extinguished with the dissolution of the monarchy in 1910, though it was again revived in 1917. Today, the order is awarded to individuals displaying outstanding military merit. Previous members include the explorers Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama. The order’s cross emblem is the same that decorated the sails of Christopher Columbus’ Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

UNITED STATES COINAGE

1051.

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. Overton 103. VF 25 (NGC).

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 1993.

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($3000)


1052.

1795 Flowing Hair Dollar. B-5; BB-27. VF 30 (NGC). ($4000)

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 1993.

1053.

1795 Bust Dollar. B-4; BB-51. VF Details, obv. repaired (NGC).

($2000)

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 2000.

1054.

1797 Bust Dollar. B-1; BB-73. XF Details, repaired (NGC). ($2000)

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 2000.

1055.

1798 Bust Dollar. B-22; BB-104. VF (Raw). ($1000)

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1056.

1799/8 Bust Dollar. B-1; BB-142. VF (Raw). ($1000)

1057.

1800 Bust Dollar. B-10; BB-190. Good VF (Raw). ($2000)

1058.

1801 Bust Dollar. B-2; BB-212. VF (Raw). ($1500)

1059.

1881 CC Morgan Dollar. MS 64 PL (PCGS) CAC. ($500)

1060.

1882 CC Morgan Dollar. MS 65 DMPL (PCGS). ($1500) 274


1061.

1883 CC Morgan Dollar. MS 66 (PCGS) CAC. ($750)

1062.

1875 Trade Dollar. PF 62 (NGC). ($2000)

1063.

1883 Trade Dollar. PR 60 (PCGS). Proof only issue, 979 struck.

1064.

1795 Half Eagle. VF, gilt, ex jewelry (Raw). ($2000)

($1500)

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from G. Canterbury, 1994.

1065.

1805 Half Eagle. AU Details, improperly cleaned (NGC). ($5000)

From the Norman Frank Collection.

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1066.

1907 St. Gauden’s Double Eagle. Wire rim. MS 61 (NGC). ($10,000)

From the RAJ Collection. Ex Superior (30 May 1994), lot 1635.

1067. AV Medal (44mm, 53.28 g, 12h). Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. By P. Krider. Presented to Buchanan & Lyall, 1881, for display of plug chewing tobacco. CINCINNATI INDUSTRIAL, Science and Industry seated facing before view of Cincinnati; various products of industry, agriculture, and trade around; in exergue, EXPOSITION over beehive / BOARD OF TRADE * CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ * OHIO MECHANICS INSTITUTE *, AWARDED/ TO/ Buchanan & Lyall/ FOR/ Display of Plug/ Chewing Tobaccos/ 1881.. EF, proof-like, light marks and hairlines, minor edge marks. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. ($3000) Ex Dr. Lawrence A. Adams (Part I, 7 October 2015), lot 1165, purchased from A. Terranova.

US COINAGE COLLECTORS

See Lot 979, above, for a CU Hapa Haneli – Cent of Hawaii.

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BRITISH COINAGE

1068. CELTIC. ‘Ring Money’. Circa 1150-750 BC. AV Plated Æ (20mm, 13.18 g). Thick gold-plated bronze band with thin silver inlay pattern. Van Arsdell 1-3; ABC p. 202; SCBC p. 117; cf. Quiggin p. 279-81; Opitz p. 280. VF, splits near terminal. Rare this large. ($1500) Although not conclusively identified as an early form of money, these rings have been found in hoards and do bear some resemblance to other Celtic objects accepted as “proto-money”, such as small bronze or potin wheels. R.D. Van Arsdell, in his book Celtic Coins in Britain, notes that precious-metal rings such as this “may have had multiple functions; as items of personal adornment (many were hair ornaments), as a means of displaying wealth, and as a medium of exchange. The weights and diameters vary, making it difficult to establish whether denominations existed.” The authors of ABC, on the other hand, regard these as jewelry and ornaments, albeit with some ceremonial wealthstorage value attached.

1069. CELTIC, Imported coinage. Ambiani. 2nd century BC. AV Stater (17mm, 6.35 g, 1h). Gallo-Belgic Ca, Class 5b. Stylized head of Apollo right, moderately devolved / Stylized Nike in quadriga right, moderately devolved; pellet below, ornaments in fields. Van Arsdell 42-1; SCBC 5; Sills dies 50/61; Scheers Class V, pl. IV, 91 (same dies); Depeyrot, NC VI, 137; D&T 158. Good VF, toned. Well centered and struck. ($2000) Reportedly found near the River Thames. See SCBI 42 (Southern), 13 for another example, from the same dies, also found in southern England.

1070. CELTIC, Atrebates & Regni. Uninscribed. Circa 75-30 BC. AV Stater (19mm, 5.68 g). Climping type. Devolved head of Apollo with floral scepter bisecting laurel; wings flanking scepter head, crescent face to lower left, harp shape to lower right / Horse left; sea-horse shapes and pellets-in-annulets around. Bean –; Van Arsdell –; ABC 524; SCBC 33A. Good VF, areas of weak strike. Very rare. ($3000)

1071. CELTIC, Belgae(?). Uninscribed. Circa 65 BC-AD 45. AV Stater (18mm, 6.11 g, 5h). Chute (British B) type. Devolved head of Apollo right / Disjointed horse left; ‘crab’ below; above tail, elongated pellet within elliptical ornament, three tiny dots in line below; pellets around. Van Arsdell 1205-1 (Durotriges); ABC 746; SCBC 22; CCI 99.0494 (this coin). VF, toned. ($750) Ex Geoff Cottam Collection; Lawrence R. Stack Collection (Sotheby’s, 22 April 1999), lot 99. ABC suggests a reattribution of this series from the Durotriges to the Belgae on the strength of find spot evidence. No examples of the type have been found in the territories of the Regni, Atrebates, or Durotriges, with all known coming from the Hampshire area.

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1072. ANGLO-SAXON, Substantive Gold Phase. Circa 630-650. AV Thrymsa – Shilling (12.5mm, 1.26 g, 6h). ‘York’ group. Half-length figure facing, with stylized face; crosses flanking / [15155]˙11VE11Îa@, cross pattée within beaded circle. Sutherland Class V, 75a–c (same dies); A&W Type V.xxi, 319–21; Metcalf 76 (same dies); SCBI 63 (BM), 16 corr. (incorrect photo; same dies); North 27; SCBC 762. EMC 2017.0196 (this coin). EF, lustrous, light scuffs, slightly off center on reverse (as usual). Very rare. ($7500) Found near Weston, North Yorkshire, March 2017. Gold Shillings of the distinctive York Group have been the subject of extensive debate and interpretation. Forthcoming publications by Tony Abramson and Mary Garrison argue convincingly that these rare gold coins were an Episcopal issue closely connected with the nascent Northumbrian church and date to the commencement of English coinage. The reverse legend of this type is read as a ‘nomina sacra conveying a benediction on York or its king’ (T. Abramson ‘The Northern Primacy,’ BANS 2017 Catalogue).

1073. ANGLO-SAXON, Pale Gold Phase. Circa 650-675. AV Thrymsa – Shilling (11.5mm, 1.25 g, 4h). ‘Two Emperors’ type. Diademed and draped bust right, crude legend around / Two small busts facing, holding two orbs between them; above, Victory with wings enfolding the figures. Sutherland Class II.T.v, 32–40 var. (unlisted dies); A&W Type V.xxvii; SCBI 63 (BM), 23–30; Metcalf 79–80; North 20; SCBC 767. EMC 2008.0450 = Coin Register 2009, 55 (this coin). VF, slightly off center, area of weak strike. Rare. ($3000) Found near Canterbury, Kent, 2008.

1074. ANGLO-SAXON, Primary Sceattas. Circa 700-715. AR Sceatt (11mm, 1.12 g). Series W, type 54. Mint in southern Wessex. Figure standing facing, head right, holding long cross pommée in each hand / Cross-crosslet on saltire cross with central pellet. Metcalf, First, Variety 1B, 4; Abramson 108.20; cf. SCBI 63 (BM), 184–5; North 148; SCBC 787. Good VF, small cut on edge. Rare. ($1500) The first series of sceatts minted in Wessex. This series was the first to depict a standing figure holding a cross in each hand, which was copied in a variety of issues among the Secondary sceattas.

1075 1076 1075. ANGLO-SAXON, Continental Sceattas. Circa 695/700-710/5. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.24 g). Series E, Primary (‘Ashton Rowant’) phase, plumed bird var. L (Type 6). Mint in Frisia (Dorestad?). “Plumed bird” right; pellet-in-annulet below beak / Standard; pellet-in-annulet at center and in corners, separated by triple-pellet groups; crosses and pellets in margin. Abramson 87.10; SCBI 63 (BM), 312–7; North 49; SCBC 791. EF, toned. ($400) 1076. ANGLO-SAXON, Continental Sceattas. Circa 695/700-710/5. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.27 g). Series E, Primary (‘Ashton Rowant’) phase, stepped cross var. (Type 53). Mint in Frisia (Dorestad). ‘Porcupine’ with snout right; annulet, pellet, and bar below / ‘Stepped’ cross, pellet-in-annulet at center; zig-zag line in margin. Abramson 91.10; SCBI 63 (BM), 419; North 150; SCBC 785. Near EF, toned. ($300) 278


1078 1077 1077. ANGLO-SAXON, Continental Sceattas. Circa 710/5-730/50. AR Sceatt (11.5mm, 1.05 g). Series E, Secondary (‘Kloster Barthe’) phase, porcupine var. C (Type 4). Mint in Frisia (Dorestad?). ‘Porcupine’ with ‘snout’ at each end right / Standard with central annulet; cross, arc, and two chevrons in corners; pseudo-legend around. Abramson 96.10; cf. SCBI 63 (BM), 402; North 45; SCBC 790D. Choice EF, toned. ($300) 1078. ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-725. AR Sceatt (12.5mm, 1.08 g). Series J, type 37. Mint in Northumbria (prob. York). Two confronted diademed heads; between, long cross with trident end; double border / Cross, at each end a bird right; double border. Abramson 19.30; SCBI 63 (BM), 481-4; North 135; SCBC 802A. Near EF, toned. ($400) From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1792.

1079. ANGLO-SAXON, Secondary Sceattas. Circa 710-760. AR Sceatt (11.5mm, 1.21 g, 1h). Type 30b. Mint in the East Midlands. ‘Wodan head’, with long beard, facing; crosses flanking beard / Two figures standing facing; long cross pommée between, smaller cross pommée to either side, two pellets above and below. Abramson 105.70; SCBI 63 (BM), 718; North 171; SCBC 835. Near EF, toned. ($750)

1080. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Alchred, with Archbishop Ecgberht. 765-774. AR Sceatt (13mm, 1.04 g, 10h). Eoforwic (York) mint. + ΛL·ЧHRCЧ (blundered with various retrograde letters) around central cross / EςBERΛR hR (blundered with various retrograde letters) around central cross. Booth, Sceattas 1 (dies A/a) = SCBI 63 (BM), 776; Pirie –; Pirie, Guide 2.6a (same rev. die as illustration); North 193; SCBC 854. VF, toned. Extremely rare. ($2000) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection (Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016), lot 2708 (further pedigree listed therein is erroneous).

1081. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Æthelred I. Second reign, 789-796. AR Sceatt (12mm, 1.04 g, 10h). Phase Ia. Eoforwic (York) mint; Cuthgils, moneyer. + ΓR·ED·ED · around central cross / CVD CLS, ‘shrine’: cross potent on pelleted triangular base. Booth, Coinage 34–8; Pirie 22; Pirie, Guide, Phase Ia, 3.1f; SCBI 68 (Lyon), 58 (same rev. die); North 184; SCBC 857. Good VF, toned. Very rare. ($1500) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection (Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016), lot 62; Triton V (16 January 2002), lot 2429. This exceptional type was once thought to depict the Shrine of St. Cuthbert, based on an interpretation of the reverse legend as SCT CVÐ. However, current scholarship agrees that the type belongs firmly to the series of small bronze stycas bearing the names of moneyers, and that the legend is more properly interpreted as the CVD CLS, for the moneyer Cuthgils

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Extremely Rare Eardwulf Sceatt

1082. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Eardwulf. First reign, 796-806. AR Sceatt (14mm, 0.93 g, 9h). Eoforwic (York) mint; Cuthheard, moneyer. + EA·RDVVL·F R around pellet within dotted circle / + CVDHEARD around small cross pattée. Pirie, Guide 3.2a = E.J.E. Pirie, “Earduulf: a significant addition to the coinage of Northumbria” in BNJ 65 (1995), pl. 2, 12; Pirie, Guide 3.2b var. = M. Blackburn & A. Gillis, “A second coin of King Eardwulf of Northumbria and the attribution of the moneyer coins of King Ælfwald” in BNJ 67 (1997), pl. 24, 3 var. (rev. legend; same obv. die); North –; SCBC 858. VF, toned. Extremely rare, none in CoinArchives. ($3000) Eardwulf acceded to the Northumbrian throne in the tumultuous period following the assassination of Aethelred I in 796. Eardwulf had helped organise the murder of Aethelred in revenge for Aethelred’s earlier, nearly successful, attempt on Eardwulf’s life. Eardwulf’s reign was characterised by conflict with Coenwulf of Mercia who gave asylum to his enemies. In the late eighth century, close ties existed between the Northumbrian and Frankish courts and it may have been that Eardwulf married an illegitimate daughter of Charlemagne. Eardwulf was deposed in 806 by the shadowy Aelfwald II and went on pilgrimage to Rome and visited the Emperor’s court in Nijmegen. Frankish sources suggest he may have reclaimed his kingdom in circa 808 before being succeeded by his son Eanred, possibly around 810. No coins were known of Eardwulf before the Burton Fleming find in 1994 (EMC 1995.6001; Pirie, BNJ 1995, pp. 20-31). This is the first coin of Eardwulf to be offered for sale in a public auction.

1083. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Eanred. 810-841. AR Styca (13mm, 1.03 g, 3h). Phase Ia. Eoforwic (York) mint; Uilheah, moneyer. Struck 810-830. + EANRED REX around central pellet within linear circle / + VILHEAH around central pellet within linear circle. Pirie 35–7; Pirie, Guide 3.4f; SCBI 68 (Lyon), 89 (same obv. die); North 186; SCBC 860. Good VF, toned, hairline flan crack. ($300)

1084. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Kent. Baldred. 823/4-825/6. AR Penny (21mm, 1.32 g, 9h). Non portrait type. Canterbury mint; Oba, moneyer. ฾ B⌓⌦/ዝያ⎶ዝ ያ⎶Ҧ ù±⎴ñ, cross pattée, pellets in angles / ฾ ɭ B ¥, divided by four ms and pellets, arranged cruciform around cross pattée with pellets in angles. Naismith C62.2; SCBI 2 (Hunterian) 389; BMC 17; North 215; SCBC 880. EF, tiny perforation, otherwise a beautifully struck, crisp coin. Extremely rare. ($5000) Ex Dr. Andrew Wayne Collection (Triton XIX, 5 January 2016), lot 857; Spink 215 (4 December 2012), lot 24.

1085. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (15.5mm, 1.02 g, 11h). Light coinage, portrait type. London mint; Pendræd, moneyer. Struck circa 779-792/3. Bust right; in tablet to right, ɭōō¥, to left, ˃eҞ Ḩ ; serpent-like figure above / ม ዩ ģn č˃ ģĕ in angles of cross fleury, cross at center. Chick 68c = Coin Register 1996, 166 = EMC 1996.0166 (this coin); SCBI 9 (Ashmolean), 12; North 302; SCBC 905. VF, toned, some roughness, slightly ragged edge. ($2000) Ex Davissons 6 (29 February 1996), lot 230. Found near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1991.

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1086. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (16mm, 1.12 g, 12h). Light coinage, portrait type. Canterbury mint; Udd, moneyer. Struck circa 785-792/3. ม ɭŖŖ⍒ ⎀⌓ҟ ม, bust right, breaking inner circle / ม є ĕ ĕ divided by four bosses consisting of large pellets within circles of small pellets; all around a plain cross within a linear circle with wedges in the angles. Chick 136; SCBI –; BMC 28; North 295; SCBC 905. EMC 2017.0069 (this coin). VF, toned, light porosity. Very rare. ($4000) Found near Canterbury, Kent, February 2017.

Found in Wales

1087. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Coenwulf. 796-821. AR Penny (18.5mm, 1.29 g, 1h). Group II. Portrait type. Canterbury mint; Wærheard, moneyer. Struck 805-circa 810. ม ùɭĩɕѧѧȀŊ ʼĩҕ M, diademed bust right / ม ѧĩ⎀⎳¥⎀ăƗ mɭɉͻ±, cross pattée with wedges in quarters. Naismith C28; SCBI 20 (Mack), 580; BMC 85; North 344; SCBC 915. EMC 2013.0059 (this coin). Near EF, darkly toned. Excellent portrait. Very rare. ($5000) Found near Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales, 2013.

Anglo-Viking Weight

1088. ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Danish East Anglia)(?). Late 9th century. PB 2 Ertugar or 2/3 Eyrir Weight (18mm, 17.69 g). Circular lead weight, inset with two stycas of Æthelred II of Northumbria, from his 2nd reign (843/4-849/50), with the obverses facing outward; one side is motif type 1a, the same obverse die as SCBI 68 (Lyon), 398, while the other is motif type 1b, the same obverse die as SCBI 68 (Lyon), 401–2. Cf. G. Williams, “Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coin Weights,” in BNJ 69 (1999), nos. 9–10 for similar weights with coins of Æthelred II inset. VF. Very rare and interesting. ($1000) Williams’ analysis of the known weights of this type clearly places them in the Danelaw during the later ninth century, when the Viking economy was still bullion-based, and weights were used for weighing both coinage and bullion. The purpose of the coins set into these weights remains uncertain, but Williams suggests that they served both a decorative and a practical function as a symbol of authority. Although the Viking economy was still pre-monetary, Williams notes that the Vikings were familiar with coinage and likely recognized that coin designs represented state authority. He also suggests that the Vikings were probably familiar with Anglo-Saxon coin weights, which were validated by the virtue of being stamped with official dies, and argues that the lack of coin dies for use on their own weights was remedied by applying a coin within each. Williams points out that the fact that some of the coins used were issued by Anglo-Saxon kings would have been irrelevant, as the vast majority of the Vikings were illiterate.

1089. ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Danish Northumbria). Imitations of Alfred the Great. Circa 885-915. AR Penny (20mm, 1.34 g, 6h). Imitating Oxford mint/Orsnaforda type (BMC xviii) of Alfred. Uncertain moneyer. Struck circa 895-900/05. ዞዥዟያዞዝม across central field; ɭያዬ⍶©/ዟɭያዝዢ (pellets around both Os) in two lines above and below, quatrefoils in upper and lower margins / ⍒ዢዛዢዛዢ/ɭዢዝዢዛዤዢ (pellets around O) in two lines; three crosses pattée between. SCBI 2 (Glasgow), 581 var. (slightly different legends); North 472; SCBC 971. EF, attractively toned, with traces of red wax. Rare, especially with a reverse not citing moneyer Beornweald. ($3000) 281


1090 1091 1090. ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Danish Northumbria). Cnut. Circa 900-905. AR Penny (20mm, 1.37 g, 3h). Class Is/Ebraice Civitas type. York mint. ⌐ Ƀ ќ ͻ ያḪ ዞ X Ḫ arranged around inverted patriarchal cross with pellets in upper angles / ม ዞዛ / Ɵ©Ɵ Ḫ æዞ / æƟͻ Ḫ, short cross pattée with pellets in first and fourth quarters. SCBI 29 (Merseyside), 227/221 (same obv./rev. dies); North 497; SCBC 991. EF, toned. ($500) 1091. ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Danish Northumbria). Cnut. Circa 900-905. AR Penny (20.5mm, 1.13 g, 9h). Class IIe/Cunneti type. York mint. ⍚ H ዮ ይ ያ ዞ ๘ Ḷ arranged around inverted patriarchal cross with pellets in upper angles / ม ⍚ዮH Ḷ Hዞይ Ḷ ይዢ, short cross pattée with pellets in first and fourth quarters. SCBI 29 (Merseyside), 271; North 501; SCBC 993. Near EF, toned, slight double strike on obverse. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection.

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1092. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (22mm, 1.47 g, 9h). Circumscription Cross/ Rosette type (BMC v/vi). Leigeceaster (Chester) mint mint; Cnapa, moneyer. Struck circa 927/30–939. ®î⌓ǧӲ˶©n ʽ⌓ม ˶ɭ Bʽ, small cross pattée / ม ü⌓⎴©P© ዦɭዧ ǧ⌓ŭ⌓ü[...]•, rosette in the form of a small cross pattée with pellets in angles. Blunt, Aethelstan 328; SCBI 6 (Edinburgh), 174–5 var. (same obv. die); North 681; SCBC 1099. VF, darkly toned, small rim chip. Unusual rendering of the rosette. ($1000) Ex Baldwin 74 (9 May 2012), lot 1010.

1093. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Eadmund. 939-946. AR Penny (21mm, 1.40 g, 9h). Bust Crowned (BC) type (BMC vi). Uncertain mint (prob. in East Anglia); Clac, moneyer. ม ⌓©ዝȲ⎍⎴ዝ ያ⌓ม, crowned bust right / üዥ/¬ü ዖɭ⌱⌓ ዦɭ⌱/⌓, small cross pattée. CTCE 263; SCBI 34 (BM), 481–4 var. (rev. legend); North 697; SCBC 1106. EF, toned, die flaw and area of flat strike on obverse. Very rare. ($3000)

Helmet Type of Derby

1094. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (18mm, 1.17 g, 9h). Pointed Helmet type (BMC xiv, Hild. G). Deoraby (Derby) mint; Svertingr, moneyer. Struck circa 1024-1030. ม üዧ⎍ ˶ ያዞüҟ ©, bust left, wearing pointed helmet; trefoil-tipped scepter before / ม SP©ያͿƩዧü ∂ዧ ĕዒ∂ያ, voided short cross, limbs united at base by two concentric circles with pellet in center; in each angle, broken annulet enclosing pellet. SCBI 13 (Copenhagen), 303 (same dies); North 787; SCBC 1158. Good VF, slightly wavy. Extremely rare type for this rare mint. ($2500)

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Extremely Rare Torksey Penny

1095. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (18.5mm, 1.01 g, 9h). Pointed Helmet type (BMC xiv; Hild. G). Torchesey (Torksey) mint; Thorketill, moneyer. Struck 1024-1030. ม /üዧ⎍˶ ያ ዞҟ ©ዧ, bust left, wearing pointed helmet; trefoil-tipped scepter before / ม TɭያüዞͿ⌦ ɭ⌱ Ϳɭያ, voided short cross, limbs united at base by two concentric circles with pellet in center; in each angle, broken annulet enclosing pellet. SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 3879 (same dies); North 787; SCBC 1158. VF, toned. Extremely rare mint. ($3000) The small village of Torksey is situated on the eastern bank of the River Trent at the entrance to the Roman canal system, known in later times as the Foss Dyke, that connects the river to the city of Lincoln some ten miles to the south east. The strategic importance of Torksey was recognized by the leaders of the Great Heathen Army who chose it as their winter quarters in 872/3. A mint was opened there during the reign of Edward the Martyr but output was very limited and sporadic. The vast flow of coin from nearby Lincoln would have more than satisfied any local demand. Staffed by moneyers usually found striking at Lincoln, Torksey only seems to have been brought into use when the need to raise the massive Danegelds, required to pay off marauding Viking armies, necessitated a huge increase in production across the country. The helmet type of Cnut was the last issue at Torksey.

1096. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (17mm, 1.10 g, 3h). Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Bađan (Bath) mint; Æthelwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6. ม ü⎴⎍Ϳ /ያዞüXḦ, diademed bust left; lis-tipped scepter before / ม ⍣ŭዒ⌦/PƩ⎴ዒ ɭn ዛa, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center. Grinsell 2; SCBI 13 (Copenhagen), 13–4 (same dies); North 790; SCBC 1159. Near EF, lightly toned. Rare. ($500)

Very Rare Guildford Penny

1097. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.16 g, 8h). Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Guldeforda (Guildford) mint; Blacman, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6. ม ü⎴⎍ / Ϳ ያዞüX /, diademed bust left; lis-tipped scepter before / ม ዛ⌦aüaዦa⎴ ɭn ű⎍, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center. SCBI 13 (Copenhagen), 1126-7; BMC –; North 790; SCBC 1159. Good VF, toned. Very rare mint. ($2500)

1098. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (17mm, 1.15 g, 3h). Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Gipeswic (Ipswich) mint; Leofing, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6. ม ü⎴⎍Ϳ /ያዞüXḦ, diademed bust left; lis-tipped scepter before / ฾ ⌦ዢዓዢ⎴ü ɭ⎴ ŭዢPዒSPዢ, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center. Sadler 556 (O1/ R1 – this coin); SCBI 13 (Copenhagen), 1004-5 (same dies); North 790; SCBC 1159. Good VF, lightly toned. ($400) Ex Dix, Noonan, & Webb 133 (12 November 2015), lot 43; William J. Conte Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 60, 22 May 2002), lot 2238.

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Extremely Rare Warminster Penny

1099. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (17mm, 1.16 g, 12h). Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Wereminster (Warminster) mint; Winegod, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6. ม ün⎍ Ϳ ያዞüX, diademed bust left; lis-tipped scepter before / ม ዩዢnዞűɭዝ ɭn ዩɭያዢ, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center. SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 4212 (same dies); North 790; SCBC 1159. Good VF, slight crimp. Extremely rare. ($3000) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection (Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016), 264, purchased from Baldwin’s, June 2002. The rarest mint in Wiltshire in the Anglo-Saxon period, Warminster was the site of a royal manor from the ninth century onwards.

1100 1101 1100. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harold I Harefoot. 1035-1040. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.06 g, 3h). Jewel Cross type (BMC i, Hild. A). Lundene (London) mint; Godwine Stewer, moneyer. Struck 1036-1038. ฾ H©⎀ɭ⌦ĕ ⎀ዒ, diademed bust left / ม űɭዝዩዢnዒ Sͻዒዩ ɭà⎍, cross composed of four ovals united at base by two concentric circles enclosing a pellet. SCBI 40 (Stockholm), 430 var. (rev. legend); North 802; SCBC 1163. EMC 2009.0184 = Coin Register 2010, 231 (this coin). Good VF, tiny rim perforation, some deposits. Rare with double moneyer name. ($750) Found near Hollingbourne, Kent, 1997.

1101. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harold I Harefoot. 1035-1040. AR Penny (17.5mm, 1.11 g, 12h). Fleurde-Lis type (BMC v, Hild. B). Lundene (London) mint; Leofing, moneyer. Struck 1038-1040. ม ዡaያɭ ⌦ዝ ያüҟ, diademed bust left; shield and lis-tipped scepter before / ม ⌦ዢዓ ዢ⎴ü ɭnḦ ⌦⎍n, voided long cross; pellet in circle in center, fleur-de-lis (flanked by pellets) in angles. SCBI 40 (Stockholm), 1201 = Hild. 705 (same rev. die); North 803; SCBC 1165. Good VF, lightly toned. ($750)

1102. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Harthacnut. 1035-1042. AR Penny (18mm, 1.11 g, 12h). Arm and Sceptre type (BMC ii, Hild. B). Stanford (Stamford) mint; Vilgrip, moneyer. Struck 1040-1042. ม H±ʽT ü⎴ќ˶˶, diademed bust left, holding scepter / ๘ PƩ⌦ŭʽƩP ɭn ˨ͻ±⎴ዓ, quadrilateral, with pellet in center and angles, over voided short cross. SCBI 18 (Copenhagen), 708 (same dies); North 811; SCBC 1168. EMC 2016.0349 (this coin). Good VF, toned, tiny mark on obverse. Very rare. ($4000) Found in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 2016.

1103. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (18mm, 1.13 g, 8h). Pacx type (BMC iv, Hild. D). Lundene (London) mint; Wulfstan, moneyer. Struck 1042-circa 1044. ๘ ዒዝ/ዩዒያ /ዝ ያዒҟḦ, diademed bust left; quatrefoil-tipped scepter before / ม ዩќ ⌦Sͻ ©n ɭ ⌦ќ, voided short cross, pellet-in-annulet in center, ዩ © ü ᛸ in angles. Pagan, Pacx 327–9 var. (dies –/f [unlisted obv. die]); Freeman 771; SCBI 54 (Stockholm), 215–8 var. (legends); North 814; SCBC 1172. Near EF. ($750) 284


1104. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny. Trefoil Quadrilateral type (BMC iii; Hild. C). Londene (London) mint; Brunman, moneyer. Struck 1046-1048. ๘ ዒዝዩHዒḦ ያü ያ, diademed and draped bust left; trefoil-tipped scepter before / ม ዛያќHዦŭH ɭ⎴ ⌦ќዝ, quadrilateral, with pellet in center and trefoils at angles, over voided short cross. Freeman 223; SCBI 54 (Stockholm), 785–6 (same rev. die); North 817; SCBC 1174. In NGC encapsulation, graded MS 65, iridescent gold and red toning. ($1000) Ex Millennia Collection (Goldberg 46, 26 May 2008), lot 251 (incorrectly attributed to Southwark mint); Dr. J. Y. Terner Collection; Lawrence R. Stack Collection (Sotheby’s, 22 April 1999), lot 568, enlarged on color pl. XIV (incorrectly attributed to Southwark mint).

1105 1106 1105. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (19.5mm, 1.34 g, 10h). Hammer Cross type (BMC xia, Hild. G var.). Caentwarabyrig (Canterbury) mint; Ælfric, moneyer. Struck circa 1059-1062. ส ⌓±ēʖ©ʽ ʽē ʽ⌓, crowned bust right, scepter before / ฾ ⌓⌦⌘ʽዢüḦ ɭɞ ü®ዧ˶ዧ, voided cross, arms terminating in inwardfacing crescents; annulet in second quarter. Freeman 28; SCBI 20 (Mack), 1241 (this coin); Hild. –; BMC –; North 828; SCBC 1182. Near EF, toned. ($500) Ex R. P. Mack Collection, 1241, purchased from Spink, 1961.

1106. ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (19mm, 1.33 g, 1h). Hammer Cross type (BMC xia, Hild. G var.). Laewes (Lewes) mint; Osweald, moneyer. Struck circa 1059-1062. ส ±ዝዩ©ʽ/ ʽዝ ʽዒ, crowned bust right, scepter before / ฾ ɭ˞ዩɭ⌦ዝḦ ɭn ⌦®ዩዒḦ, voided cross, arms terminating in inwardfacing crescents; annulet in second quarter. Freeman 128; SCBI 1 (Fitzwilliam), 927 = MEC 8, 2259 (same dies); North 828; SCBC 1182. Near EF, darkly toned. ($500) From the George Bernert Collection. Ex Cederlind 113 (29 September 1998), lot 379.

1107. NORMAN. William I ‘the Conqueror’. 1066-1087. AR Penny (20mm, 1.42 g, 6h). Paxs type (BMC viii). Bricgstow (Bristol) mint; Brihtword, moneyer. Struck circa 1083-1086. Crowned facing bust, holding lis-tipped scepter / ม BʽƩƊ˶Pɭʽĕ ɭbʽƩü, cross pattée; letters of ʖ a ҟ ˨ in annulets within quarters. SCBI 19 (Bristol), 48 (same dies); BMC 513 (same dies); North 848; SCBC 1257. Good VF, toned. ($750) From the Norman Frank Collection.

1108. NORMAN. Henry I. 1100-1135. AR Penny (21mm, 1.41 g, 1h). Quadrilateral on Cross Fleurée type (BMC xv). London mint; Tofi, moneyer. Struck circa 1125-1135. แ ƌĩn[ʽƩæ]ѝs, crowned bust facing slightly left, holding scepter / แ ˶ɭєƩ Ḧ ɭn Ḧ ǹѝndĩn[Ʃ Ḧ] ɭn Ḧ ǹѝn[d]ĩn, quadrilateral with incurved sides and fleurs at limbs; all over cross fleurée. SCBI 48 (Northern), 1151; North 871; SCBC 1276. Good VF, deep iridescent tone, slightly crimped, some light earthen deposits. ($750) Ex Knaresborough Area Hoard (2008-9) dep. c. 1135, no. 64 (PAS YORKM-DEBA55).

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1109. NORMAN. Stephen. 1135-1154. AR Penny (21mm, 1.36 g, 12h). Watford type (BMC i). Sceftesbyrig (Shaftesbury) mint; Sagrim, moneyer. Struck circa 1136-1145. Crowned bust right, holding lis-tipped scepter / แ S_[gʽƩȵ Ḧ] ɭ⎴ Ḧ S_ Ḧ, cross moline with inward lis in quarters. Mack 30b; SCBI 48 (Northern), 1260; BMC 91; North 873; SCBC 1278. VF, toned, weakly struck in parts. Rare mint and moneyer. ($750)

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1110. NORMAN, Civil War. Local/Irregular issues. Circa 1138-1153. AR Penny (20.5mm, 1.06 g, 4h). Lozenge Fleurée and Annulets type (BMC iv). Lincolne (Lincoln) mint, Ni(...), moneyer. Struck circa 1143-1152. Crowned facing bust / แ ɃƩ[...ɭ⎴ ǮƩ⎴] æɭɃ, lozenge with incurved sides; star at center, trefoil at each end, and annulet in each quarter. Mack –; Mossop –; SCBI 27 (Lincolnshire) –, but cf. 951-953 (for type); BMC –; North 897; SCBC 1301. Good Fine, toned, typical areas of weak strike. Good metal, apparently unknown moneyer for this very rare issue. ($1500) 1111. NORMAN, Civil War. Stephen and Queen Matilda. Circa 1141. AR Penny (20mm, 0.88 g, 12h). Two-Figure type, ‘York group’ (Mack 5). Eoferwic (York) mint. ∂ r en[...]Ʃ˶˝ ม, Stephen and Matilda standing facing one another, holding between them long scepter fleurée / Cross fleurée over cross pommée in saltire; various ornaments around. Mack 220 var. (obv. legend not retrograde); cf. SCBI 12 (Ashmolean), 282-284 and SCBI 30 (American), 792 (for type); cf. BMC 261-263 (same); North 922; SCBC 1315. VF, flan chipped at 12 o’clock of obverse. Both figures visible. Very rare. ($1500)

Silver Ingot From The Pimprez Hoard

1112. NORMAN, temp. Civil War. 1135-1154. Cast AR Puddle Ingot. Dimensions of ingot: 65x58 mm; thickness; 12 mm. Weight: 134.68 grams. A cast puddle ingot with slightly convex and pitted face containing traces of the gray-green sediment matrix. The convex top of the pour shows large bubble-produced cavity, revealing shiny silver content. The additional whorling suggests that the metal was poured slowly while cooling. Traces of black slag from the smelting process present.. Pimprez 574 (this ingot). As made. An excellent example of medieval precious metal smelting. ($1000) Ex Spink 170 (6 October 2004), lot 487 and back cover; 2002 Pimprez (Oise) Hoard. Made by pouring molten silver into a scooped-out hollow of clay or sand (Pimprez, p. 277), individual ingots of this type have been found in hoards in Belgium (Courcelles 1965) and Germany (Fulda 1897). Where such ingots appear in quantity, however, are the large twelfth-century and later bracteate hoards from Saxony. Although our ingot does not conform to the weight standard of any of the aforementioned ingots, its similarity to these examples suggests that our ingot may be of an origin in Lower Saxony. While it is likely that this ingot was part of the earlier German portion of the Pimprez Hoard, it is quite possible that it was part of an English royal treasury. William of Malmesbury (Historiae Novellae I.14), noted that the treasury of Stephen’s predecessor, Henry I, consisted of silver (and gold) vessels, as well as coins – though other form, like ingots, may have been included. Furthermore, royal castles in Normandy generally served as continental treasure repositories for the English kings (Marjorie Chibnall, “Orderic Vitalis on castles,” in R. Liddiard, ed., Anglo-Norman Castles [Woodbridge, 2003], p. 123). It would not be extraordinary for the King’s treasuries in his overseas possessions to include foreign bullion brought into his realm as feudal payments or gifts, and thus account for the presence of this ingot.

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1113 1114 1113. PLANTAGENET. Edward I. 1272-1307. AR Penny (21mm, 1.38 g, 1h). New Coinage, class 3a. London (Tower) mint. Struck 1280-1281. ๘ ěĕѾ ʼ= ¥nŷǹ= ĕns ƌїB, crowned facing bust / æƩѝƩ ˶¥s ǭɦn ĕɦn, long cross pattée; three pellets in each quarter. SCBI 39 (North), 75-77; North 1016; SCBC 1387. Choice EF, toned, traces of underlying luster. ($300) 1114. PLANTAGENET. Edward III. 1327-1377. AR Halfgroat (22mm, 2.17 g, 8h). Transitional Treaty Period (Treaty Series A). London (Tower) mint; im: cross pattée (cross 3). Struck 1361. ๘ EDѾaRD= ᛄ REҢ ᛄ aɀŷ⌦ƟE ᛄ DɀS= ᛄ ƌƟB=, crowned facing bust within double polylobe, annulets on arches flanking crown / แ ʖɨS ѝi ᛄ DEѝ ᛄ aDiѝT ɨREM//ýiѝi ͿaS ǣɨɀ Dɨɀ, long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters. MHG 1/1; Lawrence 1–2; Stewartby p. 262, pl. 14, 275 (this coin); North 1226; SCBC 1611. VF, toned. Very rare. ($750) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, purchased from E. J. Harris, November 2005; R. C. Carlyon-Britton Collection (sold privately); H. W. Morrieson Collection (Sotheby & Co., 20 November 1933), lot 154; W. H. D. Longstaffe Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 20 January 1903), lot 299.

Exceptional Emaciated Bust Groat

1115. LANCASTER. Henry V. 1413-1422. AR Groat (27mm, 3.80 g, 5h). Class A, mule with Henry IV type III. Tower (London) mint; im: pierced cross/cross pattée. 2 ƌĚɀˆƩý= ᛄ ĕ=Ʃ ŷˆ¨= ᛄ ˆĚҢ ᛄ ¨ɀŷǭƩĚ ᛄ Ӳ ᛄ fˆ¨ɀý, crowned ‘emaciated’ facing bust within double polylobe with fleurs at cusps / ม ʁɭ⎄ѝƩ Ⴅ ĕĚѝ⍴ Ḻ ¨ ĕ Ḻ ƩѝͿɭˆ Ě⍴ Ḻ ⍴Ěѝ⍴/ ýƱѝƱ Ʊ˶¨⎄ ĚBɭ ˆaýƩ, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each angle. Harris, Pairing 7 (dies A-1/R.III-1); Potter type I, die 1; North 1385/1359; SCBC 1761. Good VF, toned, light ghosting of reverse cross. An unusually high grade example of the very rare ‘emaciated’ bust type. ($5000) Ex Motcomb Collection. “The effect of the sunken cheeks and indentations in the lines of the face on either side just above the mouth is quite distinctive, and could not be more appropriately described than by the word ‘emaciated’, that is, gaunt and ascetic-looking.” (W. J. W. Potter, ‘The Silver Coinages of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V’, BNJ XXX [1960–61], p.138).

1116. LANCASTER. Henry V. 1413-1422. AR Halfgroat (20mm, 1.78 g, 4h). Class C. London (Tower) mint; im: pierced cross. 2 ƌĚɀˆƩý ⎡ ĕƩ ⎡ ŷˆa ⎡ ˆĚҢ ᛄ aɀŷǭƩĚ [...], crowned facing bust within double polylobe, mullet on right breast / ʁɭ⎄ѝƩ น ĕĚѝ⍴ ᛄ a ĕƩѝͿɭ ˆĚ ⎡ ⍴Ě น/ ýƱѝƱ ˸aS Ḻ ǣɨɀ Dɨɀ Ḻ, long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters. MHG Class E, 3/18; Stewartby p. 328; North 1391; SCBC 1772. VF, toned. Rare with mullet on right breast. ($300) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, purchased from E. J. Harris, November 2005.

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1117. LANCASTER. Henry VI. First reign, 1422-1461. AV Noble (34mm, 6.89 g, 8h). Annulet issue. Tower (London) mint. Struck 1422-circa 1430. ƌ ENˆiý= ჭ Di= $ ŷˆ¨= $ ˆEҞ $ ¨NŷȄ= $ ⎜ $ fˆ¨Ný= $ DN=S $ ƌһÝ=, Henry standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; annulet to left of hand; ornaments: 1-1-1; quatrefoils: 3/3 / Ⴀ iƌ=ý ᚨ ¨ѝͿ= ⍿ Ϳˆ¨NSiENS ⍿ ʖEˆ ⍿ MEDiѝM ⍿ iǣǣɨˆѝ= ⍿ iݨͿ+, cross fleurée over voided short cross potent; at center, ƌ within quatrefoil; in each angle, crown above lion passant; all within double polylobe, with annulet in one spandrel and trefoil in all others. Whitton, Heavy 6a; Schneider 280 (same dies); North 1414; SCBC 1799. Good VF, traces of underlying luster, a couple light marks on reverse. ($3000) From the George Bernert Collection.

1118. LANCASTER. Henry VI. First reign, 1422-1461. AR Groat (28mm, 3.80 g, 4h). Leaf-pellet issue. London (Tower) mint; im: cross fleury/–. Struck 1445-1454. ຀ ƌĚɀˆƩý ᚤ ĕƩ ŷˆa Ḻ ˆĚҢ ᚤ aɀŷǭƟ ᚤ Ӳ ᚤ fˆaɀý, crowned facing bust within double polylobe; leaf on neck, fleur on breast / ʏɨSѝi DEѝM ¨ DiѝTɨR E MEѝM/ ýiѝi Ϳ¨S ǣɨɀ Dɨɀ, long cross pattée, triple pellets in quarters; additional pellets in first (on line) and fourth quarters. Whitton, Heavy 57a (this coin); Stewartby p. 326, Group VIIIc; North 1505; SCBC 1917. Good VF, toned. ($300) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, purchased from E.J. Harris, February 1999. Ex L. A. Lawrence Collection (Part IV, Glendining’s, 28 November 1951), lot 1187; R. C. Carlyon-Britton Collection.

Blunt & Whitton Plate Coin

1119. YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (27mm, 3.98 g, 10h). Heavy coinage, group I. London (Tower) mint; im: plain cross/lis. Struck 1461-1464. ๘ ĚĕѾ¨ˆĕ= ĕƩ= Żˆ¨= ˆĚҢ ¨ɀŻǭ ᛄ Ӳ ᛄ fˆ¨ɀý, crowned facing bust within double polylobe with fleurs at cusps; lis on breast, pellets flanking crown / ჭ ʁɭ⎄ѝƩ ĕĚѝ⍴ ¨ ĕƩѝ˶ɭˆ Ě= ⍴Ěѝ⍴/ ǭɭɀ ĕɭɀ ýƱѝƱ Ʊ˶¨⎄, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each angle; additional pellets in 2nd and 3rd quarters. Blunt & Whitton type I(a)/ (ai) [this coin illustrated on pl. I, no.3]; Stewartby p. 326, I; North 1529; SCBC 1969. Near EF, toned. ($1000) Ex Motcomb Collection; E. J. Winstanley Collection.

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1120. YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (28mm, 3.92 g, 3h). Heavy coinage, group II. London (Tower) mint; im: rose. Struck 1464. ✿ ⍿ EDѾ¨ˆD= ᛁ Di ᛁ ŷˆ¨= ᛁ ˆEҞ ᛁ ¨NŷȄ= ᛁ Ӳ ᛁ fˆ¨Ný, crowned facing bust, with crescent on breast and quatrefoils flanking; all within double polylobe / ✿ ʖɨSѝi ( DEѝM ( ¨ DiѝTɨR E= ᛁ MEѝM// ýiѝi Ϳ¨S ǣɨN DɨN, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each quarter. Blunt & Whitton Type II(vi)/(vi); North 1531; SCBC 1972. EF, toned. Superb portrait. ($1500)

Handsome Bristol Ryal

1121. YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AV Ryal – Rose Noble (33.5mm, 7.73 g, 1h). Second (Light) coinage, type VII. Bristol mint; im: crown. Struck 1466-1467. Ŀē Ѿaʽē= Ḝ ēƩ ! ŷʽa= Ḝ rĿҢ Ḝ aɇŷǺ= Ḝ Ӳ Ḝ Œraɇý Ḝ ēɇS= Ḝ Ʃ Ḝ Ù= Ḝ, Edward standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; Ŀ on banner at stern, rose on hull, Ù in waves / ՟ Ʃƌý= aѝ΍=↘΍ʽaɇSƩĿɇS Ḝ ʖĿʽ ȎĿēƩѝȎ Ḝ ƩǺǺɨʽѝȎ ƩÙa΍, rose over sun with fleurs, crowns, and lions; large fleurs in spandrels. Blunt & Whitton Type VII, var. 2; Schneider –; North 1550; SCBC 1953. Good VF, lightly toned. A well struck example. Rare. ($7500) Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, 956 (incorrectly cataloged as SCBC 1954); Ure Collection (Rasmussen FPL 1, Summer 2001), no. C31; Gibbs Collection (Spink 67, 16 November 1988), lot 21; Dr. E. Carter Collection (bought en block by A. H. Baldwin, 1950). Coin includes two tickets in Carter’s hand (Eaglen C18), the Baldwin stock ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell (Eaglen D01E), and two recent collector tickets.

1122. TUDOR. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AR Groat (26mm, 3.04 g, 7h). First coinage. Tower (London) mint; im: castle. Struck circa 1509-1526. Crowned bust of Henry VII right / Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. Whitton Group ii; North 1762; SCBC 2316. VF, toned. ($500) Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb 102 (18 September 2012), lot 2179.

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1123. TUDOR. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AV Half Sovereign (30.5mm, 6.22 g, 3h). Third coinage. London (Tower) mint; im: pellet-in-annulet. Struck 1544-1547. ∂ H⌓⎴ˌƟý= Ḻ ᾀ Ḻ D ⎡ ŷ ⎡ ±ŷȄ= Ḻ fˌ±⎴ýƟ ⎡ Z Ḻ HƟÙ= Ḻ ˌ⌓Ң Ḻ, Henry enthroned facing, holding scepter in left hand, globus cruciger in right; rose below / ∂ iHs ⎡ ±ѝT⌓ ⎡ Ϳˌ±⎴Si ⎡ ዩ⌓ˌ ȭ⌓Di= Ḻ i⌦⌦ɨ= Ḻ iݱͿ Ḻ, crowned royal shield held aloft by lion and dragon; ligate Hˊ on panel below. Whitton Type II(b); Schneider 617 var. (rev. stops); North 1827; SCBC 2295. VF, toned. Well struck with attractive visage of Henry. ($5000) Ex Stack’s (9 December 1992), lot 3369.

1124. TUDOR. Edward VI. 1547-1553. AR Crown (41mm, 30.75 g, 6h). Third period; Fine Silver issue. Tower (London) mint; im: tun. Dated 1552/1. (tun) Ḧ ĚĕѾ⍒ˆĕ= Ḧ ѝƟ Ḧ ĕ= Ḧ ŷ= Ḧ ⍒ŷǭ= Ḧ fˆ⍒ɇýƟ= Ḧ Z Ḧ ƌƟB= Ḧ ˆĚҢ Ḧ Ḧ, Edward right on horseback; · 155Z/1 · (date) below / (tun) Ḧ ʖɨSѝƟ ĕĚѝȎ Ḧ ⍒ ĕƟѝ΅ɨˆ Ě= Ḧ ȎĚѝȎ, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. Lingford dies A/12; North 1933; SCBC 2478. VF, toned. An attractive example of this date. ($4000) Ex F.B. Nightingale Collection (Glendining, 24 October 1951), lot 15.

1125. TUDOR. Philip & Mary. 1554-1558. AR Groat (23mm, 2.05 g, 6h). Tower (London) mint; im: lis. Crowned bust left / Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. North 1973; SCBC 2508. VF, toned. ($500)

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Choice Elizabeth I Half Angel Ex Lockett Collection

1126. TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Half Angel (20.5mm, 2.60 g, 8h). First to Fourth issues. Tower (London) mint; im: eglantine. Struck 1574-1578. ELIZABETH : D : G : ANG’ · FR’ · ET HI’ · REGINA (crescent stops), St. George standing facing, head right, wearing nimbus crown and spearing dragon to lower right with cruciform spear / A : DNO : FACTVM : EST · ISTVD · ET · EST : MIRA (crescent stops), ship bearing shield and cross, E and rose flanking cross. Schneider 771 var. (legends); North 1992/1; SCBC 2517. Choice EF. Rare. ($5000) Ex Sotheby’s (19 April 1993), lot 35; Richard Cyrill Lockett Collection (English Part II, Glendining, 11 October 1956), lot 1971.

1127. TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Angel (29mm, 5.08 g, 8h). Fifth issue. London mint; mm: sword. Struck 1582-1583. ELIZABETH : D’ . G’ . ANG’ . FRA’ ET : HIB’ . REGINA ., St. George standing facing, head right, wearing nimbus crown and spearing dragon to lower right with cruciform spear / A : DNO : FACTVM : EST : ISTVD : ET : EST : MIRABI’ ., ship bearing shield and cross, E and rose flanking cross. Brown & Comber C20; Schneider 769; North 1991/1; SCBC 2525. VF, small striking crack in center, small graffito (x) in field on obverse. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 761458 (April 2006); Andrew Wayne Collection; Prof. D.C. Baker Collection (Spink 161, 14 November 2002), lot 57; Finn FPL 7 (1996), no. 12.

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Impressive Eight Testerns

1128. TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Eight Testerns (41mm, 26.85 g, 1h). ‘Portcullis’ money. Tower (London) mint; im: O. Struck for the Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies (East India Company), early 1600/1. O : ELIZABETH · D’ · G’ · ANG’ · FR’ · ET · HIB’ · REGINA ·, crowned coat-of-arms; crowned E R across field / O : POSVI · DEVM · ADIVTOREM · MEVM ·, crowned portcullis. BCW 0-1C/0-a; North –; SCBC 2607A. VF, toned. Rare. ($10,000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 2000. Ex Marian A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 30 November 1999), lot 1519.

1129. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AV Unite (32mm, 9.05 g, 11h). Group B, class I. Tower (London) mint; im: cross calvary. Struck 1625-1626. CAROLVS : D : G : MAG : BRI : FRA : ET : HI : REX, crowned second bust left; XX to right / FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA, crowned coat-of-arms; shield in ornate frame. Brooker 30 (same rev. die); Schneider 120 (same rev. die); North 2148; SCBC 2687. Near EF. Attractive portrait. ($4000) 292


1130. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Half Pound (48mm, 59.66 g, 1h). Declaration type. Shrewsbury mint. Dated 1642. Charles, holding reins with left hand and sword in right, on horseback left, trampling arms below / Declaration in two lines between parallel lines; three Oxford plumes and X (mark of value) above, 1642 below. Morrieson, Shrewsbury, dies F/3 (same dies as illustration); Brooker 804 (same dies); North 2368; SCBC 2924. Near VF, toned, some weakness, typical die break on obverse. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection, purchased privately from Stephen Harvey, 1999.

1131. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Pound (53mm, 118.90 g, 7h). Declaration type. Oxford mint; im: plume with bands. Dated 1642. Charles, holding reins with left hand and sword in right, on horseback left, trampling arms below; plume to right / RELIG : PROT : LEG/ANGL : LIBER : PAR in two lines between parallel lines; three Oxford plumes and XX (mark of value) above, 1642 below. Morrieson, Oxford C/2 (same obv. die as illustration); Brooker 861 (same dies); North 2399; SCBC 2939. Fine, toned, minor edge knocks. Rare. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 1998.

1132. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Half Pound (48mm, 60.19 g, 4h). Declaration type. Oxford mint; im: plume with bands. Dated 1643. Charles, holding reins with left hand and sword in right, on horseback left, trampling arms below; plume to right / Declaration in two lines between parallel lines; three Oxford plumes and X (mark of value) above, 1643 below. Morrieson, Oxford A/1 (same dies as illustration); Brooker Appendix I 15 (same dies); North 2404; SCBC 2945A. VF, toned, edge knock. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 1989.

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1133. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Halfcrown (35mm, 15.00 g, 12h). Type VI. York mint; im: lion passant. Struck 1643-1644. Charles on horseback trotting left, holding sword and reins; EBOR’ below / Crowned coat-of-arms; shield within ornate oval frame; crowned C R across field. Bull 569; Brooker 1083 (same dies); North 2314; SCBC 2868. Choice EF, toned, traces of underlying luster. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 1989.

1134. STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Shilling (31mm, 5.79 g, 12h). Type V. York mint; im: lion passant. Struck 1643-1644. (lion passant) · CAROLVS · D : G · MAG · BRIT · FRAN · ET · HIB · REX ·, crowned and mantled bust left; to right, lozenge above XII (mark of value) / · CHRISTO · AVSPICE · REGNO (lion passant), crowned and garnished coat-ofarms; EBOR’ in cartouche below. Brooker 1098 (same dies); North 2320; SCBC 2874. Good VF, toned, slightly off center. ($1500)

1135. STUART, Siege money. Newark. 1645-1646. AR Halfcrown (31x34mm, 14.11 g, 12h). Dated 1646. Crown; C R across field, XXX (mark of value) below / OBS:/NEWARK/1646 (date) in three lines across field. Brooker 1222 (same dies); Hird 246 (same dies); North 2648; SCBC 3140A. VF, toned, areas of flat strike at periphery. ($1000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey.

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1136. STUART, Siege money. Newark. 1645-1646. AR Ninepence (34x37mm, 4.60 g, 12h). Dated 1646. Crown; C R across field, IX (mark of value) below / OBS:/NEWARK/1646 (date) in three lines across field. Brooker 1227 (same rev. die); Hird 264 (same rev. die); North 2641; SCBC 3145. Good VF, toned. Struck on a broad flan. ($2000)

1137. COMMONWEALTH. 1649-1660. AR Crown (43mm, 30.27 g, 2h). Tower (London) mint; im: sun. Dated 1656/4. (sun) · THE · COMMONWEALTH · OF · ENGLAND ·, coat-of-arms of Commonwealth within palm frond and laurel branch / · GOD · WITH · VS · I656/small 6/4, conjoined coats-of-arms of the Commonwealth and Ireland; · V · (mark of value) above. ESC 9A; North 2721; SCBC 3214. Near EF, toned. ($4000) Ex Property of a Scottish Lady (Glendining’s, 11 June 1986), lot 8.

1138. COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector, 1653-1658. AR Shilling (28mm, 5.98 g, 6h). Dies by Simon. Blondeau’s mint, Drury House, London. Dated 1658. Laureate and draped bust left / Crowned coat-of-arms. Lessen J28; ESC 1005; North 2745; SCBC 3228. Good VF, iridescent toning, a few light scratches under tone on obverse. ($1500) From the B.H. Webb Collection.

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1139. HANOVER. George II. 1727-1760. AR Crown (40mm, 30.13 g, 6h). Tower (London) mint. Dually dated 1743 and RY DECIMO SEPTIMO. Old laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Crowned cruciform coat-of-arms around rayed Garter star; roses in quarters. ESC 124; SCBC 3688. EF, attractive deep toning. ($1000)

1140. HANOVER. George III. 1760-1820. AV Guinea (25mm, 12h). ‘Spade’ type. Tower (London) mint. Dated 1798. Laureate head right with hair tied in ribbon / Crowned spade-shaped coat-of-arms. MCE 402; SCBC 3729. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64, areas of light toning. Exceptional. Lot includes old collector ticket. ($1500)

1141. HANOVER. George III. 1760-1820. Proof AR Shilling (23mm, 5.68 g, 12h). Last/New Coinage. Tower (London) mint. Dated 1817. GEOR: III D : G : BRITT : REX F : D :, laureate head right / MAL · Y · PENSE HONI · SOIT · Q, crowned and garnished coat-of-arms within Collar of the Order of the Garter. Plain edge. ESC 1233; SCBC 3790. Proof, as struck, deeply toned with underlying brilliance. Rare. ($1500)

1142. HANOVER. Victoria. 1837-1901. Proof AR Crown (37mm, 28.25 g, 6h). Young head coinage. Gothic type. London mint. Dually dated 1847 (in Roman numerals) and RY undecimo. Crowned and mantled bust left / Crowned cruciform coats-of-arms around Order of the Garter; rose, thistle, and shamrock in quarters composed of arches ending in lis. ESC 288; SCBC 3883. Proof, light iridescent toning, light hairlines and scattered handling marks. ($2000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 1988.

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1143. HANOVER. Victoria. 1837-1901. Proof AR Crown (37mm, 28.20 g, 6h). Young head coinage. Gothic type. London mint. Dually dated 1847 (in Roman numerals) and RY undecimo. Crowned and mantled bust left / Crowned cruciform coats-of-arms around Order of the Garter; rose, thistle, and shamrock in quarters composed of arches ending in lis. ESC 288; SCBC 3883. Proof, lightly toned, once cleaned, hairlines and light field marks. ($1000) From the WN Collection. Ex Status International 246 (16 May 2005), lot 9139.

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1144. SCOTLAND. Robert II. 1371-1390. AR Halfpenny (14mm, 0.47 g, 9h). Edinburgh mint. Crowned head left; lis-tipped scepter before / Long cross pattée; mullets of five points in quarters. Burns 2 (fig. 315); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 503–5; SCBC 5152. Good VF, toned. ($500) Ex Arthur M. Fitts III Collection; CNG Inventory 847166 (June 2009); Stack’s (23 April 2009), lot 2215.

1145. SCOTLAND. Robert II. 1371-1390. AR Halfgroat (22mm, 1.92 g, 1h). Edinburgh mint. Crowned bust left; lis tipped scepter before; star at base of scepter / Long cross pattée, mullet in each quarter. Burns 2 (fig. 312); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 480; SCBC 5138. VF, toned. ($500) Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 179, 29 March 2006), lot 328; Coin Galleries (17 July 2002), lot 1543.

1146. SCOTLAND. James V. 1513-1542. AR Groat (26mm, 2.63 g, 2h). Second coinage. Edinburgh mint. Struck 15261539. Crowned bust right / Royal coat-of-arms over cross fourchée. Burns 24 (fig. 725); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 911 (same obverse die); SCBC 5376. VF, toned. Handsome portrait. ($1000) From the RAJ Collection. Ex Ponterio 60 (20 January 1993), lot 495.

1147. SCOTLAND. James VI. 1567-1625. AV Sword & scepter piece (29mm, 5.05 g, 8h). Eighth coinage. Edinburgh mint; im: quatrefoil. Dated 1602. Crowned coat-of-arms / Crossed sword and scepter; crown above, thistles flanking, · I602 · below. Burns 3 (fig. 956); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 1188 (same rev. die); SCBC 5460. Near EF, traces of underlying luster. ($1500) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Alan Davisson, 1988.

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1148. IRELAND. John. As King, 1199-1216. AR Farthing (9mm, 0.36 g, 2h). Third (’Rex’) coinage. Dublin mint; Roberd, moneyer. Struck circa 1207-1211. IOh AN RЄ, crowned facing bust within triangle; stars at points / RO BЄ RD, whorled sun within triangle. Withers VI p. 37; O’S, Earliest 14 var. (reverse legend); SCBI 10 (Ulster) 387; SCBC 6234. VF, toned. Well struck with a superb portrait. Very rare. ($1500)

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1149. STUART. Princess Mary & William II of Orange. 1631-1660 and 1626-1650. AR Medal (72mm, 91.75 g, 12h). On their marriage. By J. Blum. Dated 12 May 1641. Mary clasping hands with William, holding hat, each being crowned by cherubs in clouds above; radiant dove above, palace and pastoral view in background; in script across fields, “Albionum genuit/ Rex me summusque/ Monarcha Carolus, et sponsam me jubet/ esse tuam” and “Princeps me Henricus/ genuit fortissimus/ heros Nassouiæ, et/ sponsum me jubet/ esse tuum;” in script in exergue, “Londini desponsati wilhelm, et maria/ Ano 1641 12 mai” / Pax standing left, presenting an olive branch to Pallas; behind Pallas, Bellona and fallen soldier among a pile of weapons and military ensigns; cherub and Ceres standing beside Pax; in script above, “Bellonam Princeps/ Pallas Pedibus Terit, et pax Flo-/ret, et Alma Ceres, Confert sacro Alte/ Frugers,” in script in exergue, Noui Imperii Auspicio/ Bono”. MI 287/100; Eimer 137; van Loon II, p. 251. EF, toned, a few hairlines in field, edge knock. ($1000)

1150. COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector, 1653-1658. AV Medal (29mm, 16.20 g, 12h). On his death. Of uncertain Dutch manufacture. Dated 3 September 1658. OLIVAR . D . G . RP . ANG . SCO . HIB . PRO, laureate and draped bust left / NIN . DEFITIENT . OLIVA . SEP 3 1658, tall olive tree with shepherd tending his flock below. Edge: plain. MI 434/84; Eimer 201. EF. Rare. ($3000) From the RAJ Collection, purchased from S. Harvey, 1997.

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1151. HANOVER. George IV. 1820-1830. Set of Forty-Eight (48) WM Medals. Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles. By Edward Thomason. Struck circa 1820. Each medal measures 47mm in diameter and has for its obverse: ¡ THE ELGIN MEDALS DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HIS MAJESTY GEORGE IV, crowned and helmeted coat-of-arms within Collar of the Order of St. George, inscribed HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (the motto of the Order: evil be to he who evil thinks); lion and unicorn as supporters; below, thistle, rose, shamrocks, and leaks (representing Scotland, England, Ireland, and Wales) within banner inscribed DIEU ET MON DROIT (the divine right). For its reverse, various fragments from the Parthenon frieze are depicted, such as: Theseus; Ilyssus; Cupid; Hyperion; Castor, Pollux, Ceres, and Triptolemus; Caryatis; The Fates; The Iris; The Centaur; The Lapitha and Centaur; The Lapitha Pulling the Centaur Over; The Lapitha Subdued by the Centaur; The Centaur Victorious; The Chief Carrying off the Bride; Sacrifice; The God of Day; and Belonging to the Car of Night, among many other unnamed scenes. BHM 1061; Eimer 1140b. EF, varying degrees of toning, oxidation, and luster. Attractively housed within single volume, containing four 12-count trays. Very rare and historically interesting. ($1000) 299


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Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. Part II: Thrace, Skythia, and Taurike, Sixth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 3]. 2017. lxxii and 338 numbered pp. and two maps. Hardbound. (GR358) $65 More than three decades have passed since David Sear published Greek Coins & Their Values, his revision of Gilbert Askewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Catalogue of Greek Coins published by B. A. Seaby in 1951. Since then, the field of ancient numismatics and the hobby of collecting ancient coins have changed so much that now Greek Coins & Their Values would require a complete revision to include all of the most current numismatic information available, list the many new types and varieties unknown to Sear, and determine an approximate sense of rarity for all of these issues. In order to encompass this new material and create a viable reference for the beginning and specialized collector, such a handbook would have to be more than the two volumes which Sear found necessary. As a result, Classical Numismatic Group is publishing The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, written by Oliver D. Hoover, in a series of 13 volumes, each covering a specified area of Greek coinage with the first being The Handbook of Syrian Coins: Royal and Civic Issues, Fourth to First Centuries BC (Volume 9 in the series). This series is designed to aid the user in the quick, accurate, and relatively painless identification of Greek coins, while providing a cross-reference for each entry to a major work, which will allow the inquirer to pursue more in-depth research on the subject. The subject-matter of each volume is arranged chronologically for royal issues, and regionally for the civic issues; within each region, cities are listed directionally, depending on the region. For those rulers or cities that issued coins concurrently in all three metals, these issues will be arranged in the catalog with gold first, followed by silver, and then bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Known mints for the royal coinage are listed below the appropriate type, making an easy search for a specific mint. Each entry will include a rarity rating based on the frequency with which they appear in publications, public and private collections, the market, and/or are estimated to exist in public or private hands. No valuations are listed, since such values are generally out of date by the time of publication. An online valuation guide will allow interested individuals the opportunity to gauge the market, and reduce the need for repeated updates of this series. Whether one purchases the entire set for their reference library, or the individual volume pertaining to oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area of specialization, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series should provide a useful staging-point from which collectors and interested scholars can pursue their research and interests. The tenth published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. Part II: Thrace, Skythia, and Taurike, Sixth to First Centuries BC (the second part of Volume 3 in the series). This volume, picking up where Part I leaves off, is arranged first with the cities, beginning with Thrace, followed by Skythia and Taurike. These issues are then followed by dynastic and royal coinage, beginning with Thrace, followed by Skythia and Taurike. Civic coinage is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues. Where rulers or cities issued coins concurrently in all three metals, these issues will be arranged in the catalog with gold first, followed by silver, and then bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest.

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Also in the Series Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Sicilian Coins (Inlcuding Lipara): Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues. Sixth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 2]. 2012. lxxxii and 300 numbered pp. (GR 331) $65 The sixth published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of Sicily (including Lipara), Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues, Sixth to First Centuries BC (Volume 2 in the series). Beginning with Abakion, the catalog covers all the mints of Sicily, as well as the royal issues of Syracuse, and the Siculo-Punic coinage. The mints within each region are arranged alphabetically. The coinage within each city is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues. Issues in this catalog arranged in the catalog with silver first, followed by bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Both civic and royal coinages of these areas are covered. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. Part I: Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros, Sixth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 3]. 2016. lxxviii and 431 numbered pp. Hardbound. (GR332) $65 The ninth published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors. Part I: Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros, Sixth to First Centuries BC (Volume 3 in the series). This volume is arranged geographically from the Adriatic Sea, beginning with Illyria, through Paionia and Epeiros, eastward to eastern Macedon. Civic and tribal issues of each area are followed by dynastic and royal coinage, Civic coinage is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues. 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Handbook of Coins of the Peloponnesos: Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia, Sixth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 5]. 2011. lxxiv and 293 numbered pp. (GR 334) $65 The fourth published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of the Peloponnesos: Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia, Sixth to First Centuries BC (Volume 5 in the series). Beginning in the northern Peloponessos with Achaia, this volume is arranged southward around the coast, and then northward, ending with Arkadia in the central Peloponessos. The mints within each region are arranged alphabetically. The coinage within each city is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues in the name of Alexander. Coins are arranged in the catalog with silver first, followed by bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Also included in this catalog are the issues of the Achaian and Arkadian Leagues. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of the Islands: Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus), Sixth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 6]. 2010. lxxiii and 358 numbered pp. Hardbound. (GR335) $65 The third published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of the Islands: Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus), Sixth to First Centuries BC (Volume 6 in the series). This volume contains not only many extreme rarities and issues of some of the more obscure islands, but it also includes most of the major island mints like Thasos, Aegina, Rhodes, Kos, and Samos. This volume is arranged geographically from the Adriatic Sea eastward to the Carpathian Sea, from north to south, and with each island entry within each sea in alphabetical order. The coinage within each city is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues in the name of Alexander. Where rulers or cities issued coins concurrently in all three metals, these issues will be arranged in the catalog with gold first, followed by silver, and then bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos), Fifth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 7]. 2012. lxxxii and 352 numbered pp. Hardbound. (GR) (GR 336) The fifth published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos), Fifth to First Centuries BC (Volume 7 in the series). The catalog covers the territories of the Black Sea coast, beginning with the Kimmerian Bosporos and ending with Bithynia. The catalog then moves to the contiguous regions of the interior - Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia. The mints within each region are arranged alphabetically. The coinage within each city is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Archaic issues and continuing through the later civic issues in the name of Alexander. Issues in this catalog arranged in the catalog with silver first, followed by bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Both civic and royal coinages of these areas are covered. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Syrian Coins: Royal and Civic Issues, Fourth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 9]. 2009. lxxviii and 332 numbered pp. (GR338) $65 The first published volume in the series is Handbook of Syrian Coins: Royal and Civic Issues, Fourth to First Centuries BC (Volume 9 in the series). This series is designed to aid the user in the quick, accurate, and relatively painless identification of Greek coins, while providing a cross-reference for each entry to a major work, which will allow the inquirer to pursue more in-depth research on the subject. The subject-matter of each volume is arranged chronologically for royal issues, and regionally for the civic issues; within each region, cities are listed directionally, depending on the region. For those rulers or cities that issued coins concurrently in all three metals, these issues will be arranged in the catalog with gold first, followed by silver, and then bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Known mints for the royal coinage are listed below the appropriate type, making an easy search for a specific mint. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant: Phoenicia, Southern Koile Syria (Including Judaea), and Arabia, Fifth to First Centuries BC [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 10]. 2010. lxxix and 201 numbered pp. (GR339) $65 The second published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant: Phoenicia, Southern Koile Syria (Including Judaea), and Arabia, Fifth to First Centuries BC (Volume 10 in the series). This volume is arranged geographically from north to south with each regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city entries in alphabetical order. The coinage within each city is arranged chronologically and begin with the royal issues during the Persian Empire (as is the case with the cities of Phoenicia), through the issues of Alexander the Great (both lifetime issues and those later civic issues in his name). Where rulers or cities issued coins concurrently in all three metals, these issues will be arranged in the catalog with gold first, followed by silver, and then bronze; each metal is arranged by denomination, largest to smallest. Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush. Fifth Century BC to First Century AD. [The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Volume 12]. 2013. lxxxiv + 389 numbered pages. (GR341) $65 The seventh published volume in the series is Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush, Fifth Century Centuries BC to First Century AD (Volume 12 in the series). Beginning with the Kingdom of Baktria, the catalog covers all the Graeco-Bakrian and Indo-Greek kings. This volume includes the Indo-Skythian rulers and satraps, as well as the local coinages of the region. The Indian coinages south of the Hindu Kush are also included. While not obviously Greek coinage, these issues were struck in the context of their Greek neighbors and will add further evidence to the complex monetary systems of the region.

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