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TRITON II

DECEMBER 1-2, 1998 NEW YORK, NY Conducted by:

Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. Freeman & Sear Numismatica Ars Classica


D e c e m b e r 1-2, 1 9 9 8 In Conjunction with t h e N e w York International

Conducted by:

CLASSICAL NUMISMATIC GROUP, INC. FREEMAN & SEAR NUMISMATICA ARS CLASSICA AG

Featuring:

The Greek coinage collection of O r m e Lewis Sr. Property of the Phoenix Art Museum

Further Greek coinage selections f r o m a prominent European collection

An important collection of Baktrian coinage The property of Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

The John Jordan collection of British coinage

In C o n j u n c t i o n w i t h t h e 27th Annual N e w York International

The N e w York M a r r i o t t W o r l d Trade C e n t e r Three W o r l d Trade Center, N e w York, NY 1 0 0 4 8 In the Broadway Suite - Canal, Barnum & St. Paul's Rooms on the 3rd Floor Herbert L. Kreindler. Auctioneer #820339

Catalogue

prepared by:

Classical Numismatic Group, Ine, Incorporating Seaby Coins

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Grading Conditions English

German

French

Italian

Proof Mint State/Uncirculated Extremely Fine ("EF") Very Fine ("VF") Fine Good/Fair

Polierte Platte Stempelglanz Vorzüglich Sehr Schön Schön Sehr Gut Erhalten

Flan Bruni F. D. C. Superbe Très Beau Beau Très Bien Conservé

Fondo Specchio Fior Di Conio Splendido Bellissimo Molto Bello Bello

Common Abbreviations AV EL AR JE Gm Pl.

Gold Electrum Silver Bronze Gram Plate Page Confer (compare) Countermark

Pg· Cf. C/m.

BC BCE AD AH CE SNG BMC RIC Mm.

Before Christ Before the Common Era Anno Domini Anno Hegirae Common Era Sylloge Nummorum Grœcorum British Museum Catalogue Roman Imperial Coinage Mintmark

See Bibliography At End Of Catalogue For A Complete List Of Reference Abbreviations

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AUCTION TERMS This is a mail bid auction conducted by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG). Bidding in the auction constitutes acceptance of the following terms:

8. Bidders personally guarantee payment for their successfui bids, including bidders executing commission bids from other parties and bidders representing corporations or other entities. Buyers accepting commission Dids from other parties do so at their own risk and remain responsible for payment under these Auction 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.

9. 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.

2. All lots are subject to a 15% Buyer's fee which will be added to the hammer price. 3. 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. 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.

10. 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 ana charge buyers the import Value Added Tax. On any tax not paid by tne 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. 11. Prices Realised are published after the sale and are mailed with CNG's next publication. 12. 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.

4. Invoices are due and payable immediately upon receipt. Interest and late fees of 2.0% per month, or at tne 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 cash, valid check, bank wire, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). A 3.5% administration charge will be added to all invoices, but this charge will be waived for invoices paid by cash, valid check or bank wire received by CNG within 30 days after the auction date. Payment by check must be made in either US dollars ($) drawn on a US bank or British sterling (ÂŁ) drawn on a British bank. All successful bidders outside North America and the United Kingdom will be invoiced an additional $15 fee for bank charges, but buyers may deduct this fee if payment is made as required above.

13. 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. 14. Any dispute regarding this auction shall be governed by the laws of Pennsylvania ana 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. In any dispute regarding this auction, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorney fees.

5. Bidders not known to us must provide us with 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. 6. Estimates are in U.S. dollars ($US) and bids must be in even dollar ($) amounts. CNG will execute mail bids on behalf of mail bidders. Subject to reserves and opening prices, mail bids will be executed at one bidding increment (approximately 10%) over the next highest bid. In the case of identical bids, the earliest bid wins. A mail bid has priority over an identical floor bid. Bid by lot number. No lots will be broken. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding. Check your bid sheet careful-

15. In the event of a dispute, the English version of these Auction Terms shall be definitive.

7. A word on Reserves. CNG reserves the right to place a reserve on any lot. However, no reserve will be higher than the estimate, and ordinarily lots are reserved at 60% of estimate.

GOOD L U C K !

Bid s h e e t s m u s t be r e c e i v e d by November 3 0 , 1 9 9 8 .

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AUKTIONSBEDINGUNGEN Dies ist eine Versteigerung von Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) bei der nur schriftliche Gebote akzeptiert werden. Sie können daran persönlich teilnehmen oder Ihre Gebote schriftlich einreichen. Durch die Abgabe eines Gebotes erkennen Sie die nachstehenden Versteigerungsbedingungen an:

8. Die Bieter haften persönlich für die Bezahlung ihrer erfolgreichen Gebote; hierin eingeschlossen sind die Bieter, die Gebote von anderen Parteien auf Provisionsbasis abgeben, und die Bieter, die juristische Personen oder andere Rechtsträger vertreten. Käufer, die für Gebote von anderen Parteien Provisionen erhalten, geben die Gebote auf ihr eigenes Risiko ab, und sie sind für die volle Begleichung gemäß diesen Auktionsbedingungen verantwortlich.

1. Die aufgeführten Lose werden von CNG auf eigene Rechnung, als Vertreter verschiedener Besitzer und Einlieferer versteigert. CNG behält sich das Recht Gebote zurückzuweisen, den Rufpreis zu bestimmen, die Steigerungsstufen festzulegen, die Reihenfolge der Lose zu verändern, bei Unklarheiten das Los neu aufzurufen, Lose von der Versteigerung zurückzuziehen, im Namen von CNG und der Einlieferer zu bieten, sowie den Einlieferer auf seine eigenen Lose bieten zu lassen.

9. In dem Fall, daß ein erfolgreicher Bieter die Rechnung nicht vollständig innerhalb von 30 Tagen begleicht, behält sich CNG das Recht vor, den Kauf rückgängig zu machen und die Waren erneut zu verkaufen; der Bieter erklärt sich damit einverstanden, alle anfallenden Kosten eines solchen Verkaufs zu zahlen und auch für den Fehlbetrag zwischen dem Wiederverkaufspreis und dem Preis des vormals erfolgreichen Gebotes aufzukommen. CNG behält sich auch alle Rechte vor, die sich für CNG aus dem Handelsgesetzbuch für Pennsylvanie!!, dem Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code, ergeben; hierin eingeschlossen ist das Recht, jedwede nach erfolgtem Zuschlag fällig gewordenen Beträge, gegen beliebige künftige Einlieferungen, Ankäufe, Gelder oder Güter, die sich im Besitz von CNG befinden, aufzurechnen.

2. Auf alle Lose wird ein Aufgeld von 15% auf den Zuschlagspreis erhoben. 3. Die Echtheit aller Münzen wird garantiert. Alle Beschreibungen geben die persönliche Beurteilung des Verfassers wieder, es wird insoweit keine Gewähr geleistet. Bitte beachten Sie, daß eine Auktion Käufe zur Ansicht ausschließt. Lose, die vor dem Verkauf besichtigt wurden, und Lose, die von bei der Versteigerung anwesenden Bietern (einschließlich Bietern, die Gebote im Namen anderer Parteien auf Provisionsbasis abgeben) gekauft wurden, können aus keinem Grund zurückgegeben werden, ausgenommen bei mangelnder Echtheit. Alle Reklamationen, ausgenommen Ansprüche in Bezug auf mangelnde Echtheit, müssen innerhalb von fünf Tagen nach dem Erhalt der Ware vorgebracht werden. Ansprüche auf Grund mangelnder Echtheit müssen von dem ursprünglichen Käufer in schriftlicher Form sofort nach Kenntnis, gestellt werden; und bei der Geltendmachung eines solchen Anspruchs muß der ursprüngliche Käufer die Ware sofort in dem gleichen Zustand an CNG zurückgeben, in dem sich die Ware zum Zeitpunkt der Auktion befand. Bei Zahlung mit Kreditkarte stehen die Auktionsbedingungen bezüglich der Rückgabe rechtlich über dem Rückgaberecht des Kreditkartenausstellers. Schätzwerte sind nur als Richtlinien gedacht und stellen keine verbindlich Erklärung über den Wert dar.

10. Umsatzsteuer, Porto, Transportkosten und Versicherung fallen in den Verantwortungsbereich des Käufers und werden allen Rechnungen, falls zutreffend, hinzugerechnet. Für Käufer in der Europäischen Union kann CNG die Lose vor dem Versand nach Großbritannien importieren und dem Käufer die entstandene Mehrwertsteuer berechnen. Der Käufer erklärt sich bereit, angefallene und nicht entrichtete Steuern auch dami, wenn sie von CNG nicht in Rechnung gestellt wurden auf Verlangen zusammen mit aufgelaufenen Zinsen, sowie eventuell auferlegte Strafen zu bezahlen. Es fällt in den Verantwortungsbereich des Käufers, die Zollbestimmungen und andere Regeln im Ausland zu erfüllen. 11. Die erzielten Preise werden nach dem Verkauf bekanntgegeben und werden zusammen mit der nächsten Veröffentlichung von CNG versandt. 12. Die Bieter verzichten hiermit auf alle sich aus dieser Auktion ergebenden Ansprüche hinsichtlich Schadenersatz für Aufwendungen, Schadenersatz für Folgeschäden oder einer über den verursachten Schaden hinausgehenden Entschädigung. Das einzige Recht, das einem Teilnehmer an der Auktion auf Grund eines auf die Auktion zurückgehenden Anspruches oder einer entsprechenden Streitfrage zusteht, besteht in einer zinslosen Rückvergütung des ganzen oder eines Teils des gezahlten Kaufpreises.

4. Die Bezahlung wird sofort nach Erhalt der Rechnung fällig. Sollte die Rechnung nicht innerhalb von 30 Tagen nach der Auktion bezahlt sein, wird ein Zinssatz von 2% pro Monat oder die höchstmögliche gesetzlich erlaubte Zinsrate ab dem letzten Auktionstag fällig. Die Zahlung kann in bar, mit Scheck, mit Banküberweisung oder mit Kreditkarte (Visa, MasterCard, oder American Express) erfolgen. Eine Verwaltungsgebühr von 3,5% wird auf alle Rechnungen aufgeschlagen, die jedoch bei Barzahlung, Scheckzahlung oder Banküberweisung, die bei CNG innerhalb 30 Tagen nach der Auktion eingehen, nichtig wird. Allen erfolgreichen Bietern außerhalb von Nordamerika und Großbritannien wird zusätzlich ein Betrag in Höhe von US-$15,- für Bankgebühren in Rechnung gestellt; Käufer können jedoch diese Gebühr von ihrer Zahlung abziehen, wem! sie die Bezahlung auf die oben geforderte Weise vornehmen.

13. Alle Rechte, die Bietern oder Käufern von CNG gewährt werden oder ihnen anderweitig zur Verfügung stehen, und zwar gemäß diesen Auktionsbedingungen oder anderweitig, sind persönlicher Art und können nicht an eine andere Person oder einen Rechtsträger abgetreten oder übertragen werden, sei es durch gesetzlichen Rechtsübergang oder anderweitig. Keine dritte Partei kam! sich auf Leistungen oder Rechte berufen, die durch diese Auktionsbedingungen gegeben werden. Bieter, die als Vertreter handein, müssen diese Vertretung CNG vor der Auktion in schriftlicher Form offenlegen; andernfalls sind die Rechte auf den Vertreter beschränkt und sind nicht auf den nicht offengelegten Auftraggeber übertragbar.

5. Bieter, die CNG nicht bekannt sind, müssen CNG eine zufriedenstellende Kreditreferenz zur Verfügung stellen oder ein Depot hinterlegen, dessen Höhe von CNG festgelegt wird, ehe sie Gebote abgeben können. Minderjährige dürfen ohne die schriftliche Zustimmung eines Eltemteils, der die Zahlung garantiert, nicht bieten. CNG kann von jedem Käufer Vorauskasse verlangen. Die versteigerten Lose bleiben bis zur vollständigen Bezahlung aller Forderungen von CNG Eigentum der Verkäufer. Nach Erhalt der Lose übernehmen die Käufer die volle Verantwortung für Verluste oder Schäden. CNG übernimmt keine Haftung für Waren, die an die angegebene Adresse, nicht aber an den Käufer persönlich ausgeliefert werden.

14. Ein Rechtsstreit hinsichtlich dieser Auktion unterliegt des Gesetzen von Pennsylvanien und kann nur von dem Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas oder dem U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania gerichtlich entschieden werden; alle Bieter unterwerfen sich für diesen Zweck auf Grund einer Zustellung durch eingeschriebene Post den Staatshoheitsrechten dieser Gerichte und verzichten auf alle gegensätzlichen Bestimmungen der Artikel 14 oder 15 des französischen Bürgerrechtes und ähnlichen Bestimmungen in anderen Gerichtsbarkeiten. In einem Rechtsstreit hinsichtlich dieser Auktion ist die obsiegende Partei berechtigt, ihre angemessenen Kosten und Rechtsanwaltskosten erstattet zu bekommen.

6. Die Schätzungen sind in US-Dollar (US-$) und alle Gebote müssen auf gerade Dollarbeträge (US-$) lauten. CNG führt schriftliche Gebote im Namen der Bieter aus. Vorbehaltlich der Mindestgebote und Rufpreise werden schriftliche Gebote eine Steigerungsstufe (von etwa 10%) über dem nächsthöchsten Gebot während der Versteigerung zugeschlagen. Bei gleichhohen Geboten wird der Zuschlag dem zuerst abgegebenen Gebot erteilt. Ein schriftliches Gebot hat Vorrang vor einem, das während der Versteigerung abgegeben wird. Das Bieten erfolgt nach Losnummern. Die Lose werden nicht aufgeteilt. Die Bieter sind für Fehler beim Bieten selbst verantwortlich. Überprüfen Sie Ihren Gebotsbogen gründlich.

15. Im Falle einer Streitfrage Auktionsbedingungen rechtskräftig.

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Ihre schriftlichen Gebote müssen bis zum 30. November 1998 bei uns eingehen.

7. Eine Anmerkung zu Mindestgeboten (Limiten). CNG behält sich das Recht vor, für beliebige Lose ein Mindestgebot (Limit) festzulegen. Jedoch ist kein Mindestgebot (Limit) höher als der Schätzwert, und gewöhnlich werden Lose zu 60% des Schätzwertes ausgerufen, wenn kein anderes Gebot (Limit) vorliegt.

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CONDITIONS DE VENTE AUX ENCHERES Ceci est une vente aux enchères publiques et par correspondance organisée par Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG). Faire une offre à l'enchère signifie l'acceptation des conditions suivantes:

7. Quelques mots sur les prix minimum. CNG se réserve le droit de fixer un prix minimum pour n'importe quel lot. Aucune réserve ne sera toutefois supérieure à la valeur estimative et les lots se voient généralement attribuer un prix correspondant à 60% de la valeur estimative.

1. Les objets proposés dans ce catalogue sont mis en vente par CNG agissant pour son propre compte et en tant qu'agent représentant divers autres propriétaires. Nous nous réservons le droit de refuser une offre ou enchère, de décider de la mise à prix, de fixer les paliers de hausse des enchères, de modifier l'ordre dans lequel se déroule la vente aux enchères, de relancer les enchères en cas de désaccord, de retirer un lot quelconque, de faire une offre pour le compte de CNG, de faire une offre pour le compte du propriétaire et de permettre de faire des enchères sur ses propres lots.

8. Les enchérisseurs garantissent personnellement le paiement de leurs offres en cas d'attribution du lot, même s'ils agissent pour le compte d'un tiers. Les acquéreurs se chargent d'offres/enchères à la commission venant d'autres personnes le font à leurs propres risques et restent responsables vis-à-vis de CNG du payement selon les présentes Conditions de Vente aux Enchères. 9. Dans le cas où un acheteur ne s'acquitterait pas de son obligation de payement intégral dans les 30 jours, C N G se réserve le droit de revendre le lot et l'acquéreur accepte de payer les frais raisonnables d'une telle vente et aussi de payer la différence entre le prix de la nouvelle vente et celui de l'enchère précédemment acceptée. CNG se réserve tous les droits dont elle peut se prévaloir en vertu du Code Commercial Uniforme de Pennsylvanie, notamment le droit de déduire les sommes dues par un acquéreur sur un envoi futur ou sur une acquisition future ou sur des sommes d'argent ou marchandises étant en la possession de CNG.

2. Tous les lots sont sujets à une commission de 15% à la charge de l'acquéreur, laquelle sera ajoutée au prix de vente. 3. Toutes les pièces de monnaie sont garanties authentiques. L'attribution, la date, l'état et autres qualificatifs sont l'opinion de l'auteur du catalogue sans que ceci implique de garantie explicite ou implicite. Veuillez noter qu'une vente aux enchères n'est pas une vente conditionnelle. Les lots inspectés avant la vente et les lots achetés par des enchérisseurs dans la salle (y compris des enchérisseurs agissant pour le compte d'autres personnes) ne peuvent en aucun cas être retournés excepté en cas de problème d'authenticité. Toute contestation concernant la description ainsi que toute intention de retourner une monnaie (excepté dans le cas de problèmes d'authenticité), doivent être formulées dans les 5 jours qui suivent la réception de l'envoi. Toute contestation ayant trait à l'authenticité doit être faite par écrit par l'acquéreur initial immédiatement et, il a l'obligation dans les plus brefs délais de renvoyer le lot à CNG dans le même état qu'il l'a acquis. Les valeurs estimatives sont données à titre purement indicatif et ne sont pas une définition fixe de la valeur réelle.

10. La taxe sur les ventes, les frais postaux, la manutention et l'assurance sont la responsabilité de l'acquéreur et sont ajoutés à toutes les facturés le cas échéant. Pour les acquéreurs de l'Union Européenne, CNG pourra importer des lots à l'intérieur du Royaume-Uni, en ce cas, avant l'envoi les acquéreurs se doivent de payer la taxe sur la valeur ajoutée. Dans le cas où toute taxe restant impayée par l'acquéreur, mais qui aurait dû être payée, même si elle n'a pas été facturée par CNG, l'acquéreur s'engage à régler le montant de celle-ci ainsi que les intérêts ou la pénalité étant imposés le cas échéant. Il incombe à l'acquéreur d'assurer l'obtention de la réglementation douanière étrangère et autres règlements. 11. Les Prix Réalisés sont publiés après la vente et sont envoyés par la poste avec la publication suivante de CNG.

4. La facture se paya immédiatement à sa réception. Des intérêts et frais de collecte s'élevant à 2% par mois (où au taux le plus haut autorisé par la loi) à compter de la date de la vente aux enchères seront payables sur les factures qui ne sont pas réglées dans les 30 jours qui suivent la date de la vente. Le règlement peut se faire en cash, ou par chèque, transfert, ou carte de crédit (Visa, MasterCard, ou American Express). On ajoutere 3,5% de frais d'administration sur toutes les factures, sauf dans le cas de factures réglées en liquide, par chèque ou transfert dans les 30 jours après la date de la vente. Le paiement par chèque doit se faire soit en dollars U S ($) si le chèque est tiré sur une banque américaine, soit en livres sterling anglaises (£) s'il est tiré sur une banque britannique. Tous les acquéreurs domiciliés ailleurs qu'en Amérique du Nord ou au Royaume-Uni se verront facturer un supplément de 15 $ pour frais bancaires mais ils peuvent déduire si le payement est effectué de la manière indiquée ci-dessus.

12. Les enchérisseurs renoncent à toute revendication de dommages et intérêts en cas de dommage causé par la vente aux enchères CNG. Le seul recours qu'un participant à la vente aux enchères aura à l'issue d'une réclamation ou d'un différend sera un remboursement sans intérêts, de la totalité ou d'une partie du prix d'achat payé par le partieipant. 13. Tous les droits accordés par C N G ou dont les enchérisseurs et acquéreurs peuvent autrement se prévaloir leur sont personnels et ne peuvent pas être cédés ni transférés à une autre personne physique ou morale, que ce soit du fait de l'intervention de la loi ou autrement. Aucune tierce personne ne peut s'appuyer sur un avantage ou droit conféré par les présentes Conditions de Vente aux Enchères. Les enchérisseurs agissant en tant qu'intermédiaires doivent divulguer leur mandat d'agence par écrit à CNG avant la vente aux enchères; autrement les droits seraient exclusifs à l'agent et ne seraient pas cessibles au donneur d'ordre qu'il représente.

5. Les enchérisseurs que nous ne connaissons pas doivent nous fournir des références de solvabilité suffisantes ou verser des arrhes selon accord avec CNG avant les enchères. Les mineurs ne sont pas autorisés à faire d'enchères sans l'autorisation écrite de l'un de leurs parents garantissant le paiement. CNG peut exiger le règlement intégral de la part d'un enchérisseur avant la livraison des lots. La propriété des lots ne se trouve transférée qu'une fois que les lots ont été payés intégralement. A la réception des lots, l'acquéreur assume l'entière responsabilité en cas de perte ou d'endommagement de ceux-ci. L'acceptation d'un envoi à l'adresse du client constitue un reçu quelle que soit la personne qui la réceptionne.

14. Tout différend concernant la présente vente aux enchères sera régi par les lois de Pennsylvanie et sera tranché par la "Cour des Plaids Communs" (Court of Common Pleas) du Comté de Lancaster (Lancaster County) ou le Tribunal de District Fédéral (U.S. District Court) du District Oriental de Pennsylvanie, tous les enchérisseurs se soumettent à la juridiction personnelle de ces tribunaux, de ce fait, consentent à respecter les actions engagées et acceptent à cette fin toute signification par courrier recommandé ou certifié, et abandonnent toute provision contraire à l'article 14 ou 15 du code Civil Français, et provisions similaires en toute juridiction. Dans tout litige concernant la présente vente aux enchères, la partie gagnante aura le droit de recouvrer ses frais d'avocat et coûts raisonnables.

6. Les valeurs estimatives sont données en dollars (SUS) et les offres/enchères doivent être en montants entiers en dollars ($). CNG exécutera les offres/enchères soumises par correspondance pour le compte des enchérisseurs. A part dans le cas d'une reserve, les offres par correspondance seront exécutées à approximativement 10% de plus que l'enchère la plus proche. En cas d'offres identiques, la première l'emporte. Une offre par correspondance l'emporte sur une offre identique dans la salle. Faites vos offres en écrivant le numéro du lot. Les lots ne seront pas divisés. Les enchérisseurs assumeront la responsabilité des erreurs sur leur bulletin d'enchère, c'est pourquoi il est recommandé de tout contrôler avec soin.

15. En cas de litige, la version en anglais des présentes Conditions de Vente aux Enchères fera foi.

Les commissions doivent nous parvenir avant le 30 Novembre 1998. BONNE CHANCE!

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C O N D I Z I O N I D‫ ׳‬ASTA 8. G l i o f f e r e n t i g a r a n t i s c o n o p e r s o n a l m e n t e i l s a l d o d e l l e o f f e r t e v i n c e n t i , i n c l u s i g l i o f f e r e n t i c h e f a n n o o f f e r t e p e r c o n t o d i t e r z i e q u e l l i che r a p -

L'asta è una licitazione p u b b l i c a p e r c o r r i s p o n d e n z a b a n d i t a da Classical N u m i s m a t i c Group, Inc. (CNG). La presentazione di offerte all'asta comporta l'accettazione delle seguenti condizioni:

presentano associazioni ο altri enti. Gli acquirenti che accettano di fare offerte per conto di terzi lo fanno a loro rischio e rimangono responsabili per il p a g a m e n t o ai sensi delle presenti condizioni d'asta.

1. I lotti elencati in questo catalogo sono posti in vendita sia da C N G per proprio conto sia c o m e a g e n t e di altri conferenti. C N G si riserva il diritto di rifiutare un'offerta, di determinare il prezzo d'apertura, di fissare gli incrementi di offerte, di variare l'ordine di svolgimento dell'asta, di riaprire la licitazione in caso di controversia, di ritirare un lotto, di fare offerte per conto di C N G stesso ο di un affidatario e di permettere a un conferente di fare offerte per i propri lotti.

9. Se un acquirente non effettua un pagamento entro 30 giorn dalla data dell'asta si riserva il diritto di considerare la vendita incompleta e di rivendere il ο i lotti e l'offerente s ' i m p e g n a a far fronte al costo ragionevole di detta vendita ed a corrispondere l'eventuale differenza tra il prezzo di rivendita e il precedente prezzo di aggiudicazione. C N G si riserva tutti i diritti c h e gli s p e t t a n o ai sensi del C o d i c e C o m m e r c i a l e Uniformato della Pennsylvania, incluso il diritto di compensare una s o m m a dovuta da un acquirente con futuri conferimenti ο acquisti ο denaro ο merci in possesso del C N G .

2. Tutti lotti s o n o soggetti ad una commissione del 1 5 % che sarà aggiunta al prezzo di aggiudicazione. 3. Tutte le m o n e t e sono garantite autentiche. L'attribuzione, la data, le condizioni ed eventuali altre descrizioni sono opinioni del compilatore del catalogo nei confronti delle quali non si d a n n o garanzie espresse ο tacite. Va ricordato che una vendita all'asta non è una vendita con riserva di gradimento. I lotti esaminati prima dell'asta e i lotti acquistati dagli offerenti in sala (inclusi gli offerenti che fanno offerte per conto di terzi) non possono essere restituiti indipendentemente dalla ragione salvo nel caso di n o n autenticità. Tutte le rivendicazioni di descrizione inesatta e tutte le richieste di restituzione d e v o n o pervenire entro 5 giorni dal ricevimento del materiale. Le rivendicazioni di n o n autenticità devono essere inoltrate per inscritto dall'acquirente originale immediatamente dopo la scoperta dell'eventuale non autentità e c o n t e m p o r a n e a m e n t e l'acquirente d e v e restituire il lotto a C N G nelle stesse condizioni del momento dell'asta. S e il p a g a m e n t o avviene con carta di credito, il diritto alla restituzione è regolamentato da queste Condizioni d'Asta che annullano qualsivoglia diritto alla restituzione promulgato da chi ha emesso la carta di credito. Le stime s'intendono a puro titolo di orientamento e non sono espressioni di un'opinione di valore.

10. Le imposte sulle vendite, le spese postali, i costi di amministrazione e l'assicurazione sono a carico dell'acquirente e sono aggiunte come appropriato a tutte le fatture. Per gli acquirenti nell'Unione Europea C N G può importare i lotti nel Régno Unito prima della consegna e pretendere il p a g a m e n t o da parte degli acquirenti dell'importo relativo all'Imposta sul Valore Aggiunto. Nel caso di un'imposta ο tassa dovuta e non corrisposta dall'acquirente, anche se non fatturata da C N G , l'acquirente si i m p e g n a a corrisponderla su richiesta unitamente agli eventuali interessi ο penalità che possano derivare. E'responsabilità dell'acquirente rispettare le n o r m e doganali ο altri regolamenti vigenti all'estero. 11. I prezzi realizzati s o n o pubblicati dopi l'asta e sono comunicati per posta con il successivo catalogo C N G . 12. Gli acquirenti accettano di rinunciare a rivendicazioni per il rimborso di danni indiretti ο di risarcimenti esemplari sorti in relazione all'asta. L'unica riparazione alla quale un partecipante all'asta ha diritto a fronte di una rivendicazione ο controversia in relazione all'asta sarà il rimborso, senza interesse, di tutto ο parte del prezzo di acquisto da esso versato.

4. Le fatture d e v o n o essere pagate nonappena ricevute. Per le fatture non pagate entro 30 giorni dalla data dell'asta d o v r a n n o essere pagati un interesse e una penale per il ritardo nella misura del 2% al m e s e o, se inferiore, al m a s s i m o consentito per legge. Il p a g a m e n t o può avvenire per contanti, tramite assegno valido, bonifico bancario ο carta di credito (Visa, M a s t e r C a r d ο A m e r i c a n Express). A tutte le fatture saranno aggiunti costi amministrativi del 3.5% che possono essere detratti nel caso di p a g a m e n t o per contanti, assegno valido ο bonifico bancario e ricevuto da C N G entro 30 giorni dalla data dell'asta. I pagamenti con assegno d e v o n o essere in dollari U S A ($) su una banca americana ο in sterline inglesi (£) su una banca britannica. A tutti gli aggiudicatari al di fuori dell'America del Nord e del Regno Unito v e n g o n o fatturati ulteriori $15 per competenze bancarie, s o m m a che può essere dedotta se il pagamento è effettuato c o m e sopra indicato.

13. Tutti i diritti garantiti da C N G ο c o m u n q u e a disposizione degli offerenti e degli acquirenti in base a queste condizioni d'asta ο diversam e n t e sono personali e n o n possono essere concessi ο trasferiti a terzi, persone fisiche ο giuridiche, sia in base a leggi che in altro m o d o . Nessun terzo p u ò contare su benefici ο diritti conferiti dalle presenti condizioni d'asta. Gli offerenti che f u n g o n o da agenti sono tenuti a informare per iscritto C N G prima dell'asta; in caso contrario i diritti sono limitati all'agente e non sono transferibili al rappresentato n o n annunciato. 14. Qualsiasi controversia in relazione a quest'asta sarà regolata dalle leggi della Pennsylvania e sarà giudicata u n i c a m e n t e dalla County Court of C o m m o n Pleas di Lancaster ο dalla Corte Distrettuale statunitense del Distretto Orientale di Pennsylvania; tutti gli offerenti a tale riguardo si s o t t o p o n g o n o alla personale giurisdizione dei suddetti tribunali dietro notifica per posta raccomandata ο certificata e rinunciano a ogni clausola in contraddizione contenuta negli Articoli 14 ο 15 del C o d i c e Civile Francese e a ogni altra simile clausola di qualsivoglia legislazione. In una controversia in relazione a quest'asta la parte vincente avrà diritto a ricuperare i costi ragionevoli e le spese legali.

5. Gli offerenti non noti a C N G d e v o n o fornire referenze di credito ο versare una cauzione fissata a discrezione di C N G prima dell'apertura dell'asta. I minori di età non possono fare offerte senza il consenso scritto di un genitore che garantisca il pagamento. C N G p u ò richiedere il pagamento in toto da un offerente prima della consegna dei lotti. Il diritto di proprietà non è trasmesso fintanto che il pagamento non è completo. Ad avvenuta consegna dei lotti l'acquirente assume piena responsabilità per le eventuali perdite ο danni. La ricevuta di consegna all'indirizzo dell'acquirente costituisce prova di consegna all'acquirente prescindendo all'identità della persona che ha accettato la consegna.

15. In caso di vertenza farà fede la versione inglese delle presenti condizioni d'asta.

6. Le stime sono in dollari U S A ($US) e le offerte d e v o n o essere in dollari 0 mettendo l'indicazione dei centesimi ($). C N G accetta offerte per corrispondenza. Le offerte per corrispondenza saranno eseguite con un incremento di circa il 10% sull'offerta più alta, prezzi minimi di base e prezzi di apertura permettendo. In caso di offerte identiche ha la preferenza quella pervenutaci per prima. Un'offerta per corrispondenza gode di priorità su una identica in sala. Le offerte s'intendono per numero di lotto. Nessun lotto può essere suddiviso. Gli offerenti sono responsabili degli errori nelle offerte. Si prega di controllare attentamente il foglio offerte.

Le o f f e r t e d e v o n o p e r v e n i r e e n t r o il 3 0 novembre 1 9 9 8 . BUONA FORTUNA

7. Per quanto riguarda i prezzi minimi di base, C N G si reserva il diritto di fissare un prezzo m i n i m o per qualsiasi lotto, nessun prezza minimo è superiore alla stima e generalmente è il 6 0 % della stima.

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NOTICE OF EXHIBITION We will be represented at the following shows and due to the size of this sale, only selected lots will be available for viewing ( except at New York where all lots will be available ). Please call our office to request that a specific lot be made available for viewing. Limit of 10 lots per customer (Single lots only, no Aes Grave or large lots please).

Nov. 2 9 - D e c . 2, 1998

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United States

Sunday 1pm / 7 p m (Viewing) Monday 9am / 7 p m (Viewing) Tuesday 8am / 5pm (Viewing)

November 13,1998

Wednesday 8 am / Noon (Viewing)

Private Viewing

In Conjunction with the NY International

By Invitation San Francisco, CA

In the Canal & Barnum Room

New York, NY

Details t o follow

November 11,1998

Private Viewing By Invitation Dallas, TX Details t o follow

San Francisco

New York November 18-21,1998

Viewing

Los Angeles

at the office of NAC Z端rich, Switzerland

Dallas

During regular office hours

N o v e m b e r 14, 1998

Private Viewing By Invitation Los Angeles, CA Details t o follow

Switzerland

Auction lots may also be viewed at our Lancaster office from November 2 to 25, 1998, by appointment only, unless the lots are on prior exhibition at one of the above conventions. Lancaster office hours: 10AM-5PM ( Monday to Friday)

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Order of Sale

Session O n e ‫ ־‬Tuesday M o r n i n g

9:30

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am

Greek Coinage

1-351

Session T w o ‫ ־‬Tuesday A f t e r n o o n

2

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pm

Greek Coinage Continues

352-546

O r i e n t a l Coinage

547-617

Featuring the K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection ofBaktrian

coinage

R o m a n Provincial Coinage

618-659

R o m a n Republican Coinage

660-716

Session Three - Wednesday M o r n i n g - 9:30 a m R o m a n I m p e r a t o r i a l Coinage

717-747

R o m a n I m p e r i a l Coinage

748-1102

Session Four - Wednesday A f t e r n o o n

2

‫־‬pm

D a r k Ages & Barbaric Issues

1103-1107

Byzantine Coinage

1108-1142

W o r l d Coinage

1143-1212

British Coinage (Celtic to Modern)

1213-1331

Featuring the John Jordan Collection Large Lots

1332-1408

Important:

ίPlease note that for the Ίηίοη II safe oniy, the buyer's fee is 15%.

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ORME LEWIS, SR Orme Lewis was a highly respected attorney, dedicated public servant, and connoisseur of fine art. In his 87 years, he made enduring contributions in each of these fields. Born in Phoenix, Arizona on 7 January 1903, Mr. Lewis spent his entire career, except for presidential appointments, in practice in his native city. After attending Stanford University in California, he was awarded his law degree in 1926 from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He returned to Phoenix to practice law with his father, Ernest W. Lewis, who before Arizona' s statehood had served as a territorial Supreme Court justice. In 1950, Mr. Lewis and Paul Roca organized a partnership which soon became and still is one of the leading law firms in Arizona. Mr. Lewis held a clear philosophy about his profession. When an ethical issue was raised, his response was simply, "if it needs to be discussed, we take the high road regardless of the outcome". He believed that attorneys should take active roles in public service. He was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives in 1929 and a delegate to the 1944 and 1948 Republican Party national conventions. As Assistant Interior Secretary from 1953-55 during the Eisenhower administration, Mr. Lewis oversaw the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Office of Territories, and the Bureaus of Land Management and Indian Affairs. In 1955 he was U.S. representative to the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade meeting in Switzerland. Mr. Lewis was also a dedicated participant in local organizations. He served as president of the Phoenix Jaycees, the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Arizona State University Law Society. He was chairman of the Phoenix Board of Adjustment and the Maricopa County Courts Commission. In his private life, Mr. Lewis found his avocation in collecting fine art. He collected painting, prints, sculpture, and — not least — Greek coins. Although he was in his 70's when he started collecting Greek coins, he approached the field with a passion. He acquired all the major references for his library, and he carefully researched each new acquisition. His interest in Greek coins was twofold. First, he collected from an aesthetic standpoint, buying coins he found beautiful, and insisting on the finest examples in terms of both artistry and preservation. Second, he was captivated by the history of the period surrounding Alexander the Great, and he bought coins of Philip II, Alexander, and Alexander's immediate successors. Again, he insisted on buying the best. Despite his serious approach to collecting, Mr. Lewis always maintained a sense of humor. When offered a superb Naxos tetradrachm for a six figure price, his retort was, "Why, for that amount of money I could buy a condominium in Florida". The seller responded, "Yes, I suppose that's true, and if that's the choice, then you should probably buy the condo". Mr. Lewis replied, "I'll take the Naxos". The coin is one of the highlights of his collection. Mr. Lewis died in 1990 at the age of 87. With characteristic magnanimity, he bequeathed the bulk of his estate, including his collection of Greek coins, to the Phoenix Art Museum, of which he had been a longstanding benefactor. The Museum has commemorated his generosity by naming a recently opened exhibition area the Orme Lewis Gallery. Mr'. Lewis is survived by his son, Orme Lewis, Jr., who is himself an avid collector.

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Session One Tuesday, *Decemßer 1st 9:30 am

4. CELTIC, Gaul. The Ambiani. Circa 2nd to 1st Century BC. Base AV Hemistater (3.23 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Charioteer with spear, driving biga to right; eight-spoked wheel below. Scheers—; LT—. Unpublished in the standard references. Nice VF, well centered. Apparently Unique. ($1500)

Greek Coinage

5. Danube Region. Imitating Philip II of Macedon. Circa 2nd Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). " Β " Rider Type. Laureate head of Zeus right / Rider on horseback left; Β attached to headdress. CCCBM I, 72 (same dies); Gobi 308.2 (same dies); De la Tour 9789. EF. ($1250)

1. SPAIN, Castulo. Circa Late 2nd Century BC. /E 29mm (18.16 gm). Diademed male head right / Griffin walking right; star before, Iberian 'KASTILO' below. Burgos 539; Villaronga pg. 334, 24. Near EF, black patina under earthen encrustation, scuff on reverse. [See color plate 1]. ($400)

Very Rare Carthaginian Dishekel From Spain 6. Hungarian Plains. Imitating Philip II of Macedon. Circa 2nd Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (11.38 gm). "Horned Rider" Type. Laureate head of Zeus left / Horseman left; V before, Π under raised foreleg, triskeles below. C C C B M 1,131; De la Tour 9838; Gobi 4 3 6 / 3 ($500) (same dies); Pink 437. Good VF.

2. Carthaginian Occupation. Circa 235-220 BC. AR Dishekel (14.54 gm). Diademed male head (Melkart?) left / Prow of galley right; two shields above, hippocamp below. Villaronga, "The Tangier Hoard," in NumChron 1989, 6, pi. 32, 6 (this coin); Villaronga, Las Monedas Hispano-Cartaginesas, 10-14. Toned, good VF, horn silver on lower obverse. Very Rare. ($12,500) At the time Villaronga wrote his study of the "Tangier" hoard, there were only eleven known specimens of this coin. The hoard contained five additional specimens, including this piece.

7. Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. Circa 1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club and lion's skin; legend degraded. Cf. Lukanc Group IX, 1893-1905; Gobi Class ΠΙ. EF. Very rare variant. ($600)

3. GAUL, Massalia. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Oboi (0.77 gm). Youthful head of Apollo left / Wheel of four spokes with M A. SNG Delepierre 51ff; SNG Copenhagen 723-727. Attractively toned EF. Wonderful style. ($500) Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. Circa 1st Century BC. 8. AR Tetradrachm (16.41 gm). Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin; sun, earth(?) and moon above, legend degraded to a bunch of dots. Cf. Lukanc Group IX, 1893-1905; cf. Gobi class V / B . Good VF. Very rare variant. ($500)

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13. CAMPANIA, Cales. Circa 280-268 BC. A R Nomos (7.31 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a dolphin; shield behind / C A L E N O in exergue, Nike in biga galloping to left, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left. SNG Fitzwilliam 95 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 38; SNG M端nchen 140; Sambon 908. Good VF. ($1000)

9. Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. Circa 1st Century BC. A R Tetradrachm (14.13 gm). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding two clubs; wheel in upper left field, E(?) above head, legend degraded to a series of dashes resembling palm fronds. Lukanc Group X, 1912. Good VF. Very rare variant. ($500)

14. Cales. After 268 BC. JE 19mm (6.00 gm). Helmeted head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet / CALENO, cock standing right, star behind. SNG ANS 188-195; S N G Copenhagen 322-324. Good VF, olive-green patina. ($200)

10. Lower Danube. Circa 2nd Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.64 gm). Imitating Lysimachos (obverse) and Philip II (reverse). Head left with flowing hair; S before / Horseman left. Gobi 284; Kostial 582; Pink 284. Good VF. Very rare type. ($750)

Silver 20 Asses of Populonia; Ex Lewis Collection

15. Cumae. Circa 475-470 BC. A R Half-Nomos or Attic Drachm (3.80 gm). Facing lion's scalp, flanked on either side by head of a boar downward / K[V]M-[AION] retrograde, large mussel shell; M on shell. Rutter 2 ( 0 2 / R 2 ) . Toned VF, only one specimen cited for this denomination. Very Rare. ($750)

16. Cumae. Circa 420-380 BC. AR Nomos (6.22 gm). Female head right wearing taenia / K V M A I O N , large mussel shell; sixteen-rayed star above. Rutter 125 ( 0 9 8 / R 1 1 5 ) ; S N G Ashmolean 53. Darkly toned, good VF, scratches in field, only one specimen cited from this pair of dies. Very Rare. ($750)

11. ETRURIA, Populonia. Circa 211-206 BC. AR 20 Asses (8.27 gm). Gorgoneion facing; X:X below / Blank. Vecchi, "The Coinage of Rasna, part II", SNR 69 (1990), 56; SNG ANS 77 (same obverse die). Toned EF. Unusually nice for this issue, early die state without the large die break on the obverse. ($1500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

17. Cumae. Circa 420-380 BC. AR Nomos (7.24 gm). Female head right wearing taenia / KYMAION, large mussel shell; barley grain above. Rutter 158 ( 0 1 2 0 / R 1 4 5 ) ; SNG A N S 243 (same dies); SNG Lockett 67 (same dies); Dewing 86 (same dies). VF, die break before nose. ($500)

12. LATI UM, Signia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Oboi (0.56 gm). Head of Hermes right, wearing winged Petasos; caduceus before / SEIC, mask of Silenos and a boar's head joined back to back. BMC Italy pg. 4 4 , 1 ; SNG ANS 115 variety. Good VF, porous. Very Rare. ($500) 12


TRITON II 22. Neapolis. Circa 275-250 BC. A R N o m o s (6.74 gm). H e a d of a n y m p h left, wearing taenia, single-pendant earring and necklace; aphlaston behind / M a n - h e a d e d bull walking right being crowned by Nike; E below bull; ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤ[ΩΝ] in exergue. S N G A N S 414; S N G M ü n c h e n 144; S a m b o 5 3 0 ‫ ״‬. Toned VF. ($200)

18. Hyria. Circa 405-400 BC. A R N o m o s (7.60 gm). H e a d of Athena left, w e a r i n g Attic helmet decorated with owl / AMIQY, man-headed bull walking left. Rutter 55b ( 0 2 8 / R 4 9 - this coin); cf. S N G A N S 264; S N G C o p e n h a g e n 376 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF. ($400) Ex Ratto Auction

(25 January

1926), lot 209.

23. Suessa Aurunca. Circa 280-268 BC. A R N o m o s (7.22 g m ) . Laureate head of A p o l l o r i g h t ; l y r e b e h i n d / D i o s k o u r o s r i d i n g left, leading second horse, c a r r y i n g filleted p a l m b r a n c h o v e r s h o u l d e r ; S V E S A N O i n exergue. S N G A N S 594; S N G F i t z w i l l i a m 211 (same dies); S N G A s h m o l e a n 177; Sarnbon 852. G o o d VF, fine style. ($750)

19. Neapolis. Circa 380-280 BC. A R N o m o s (7.50 gm). H e a d of a n y m p h right, hair tied in fillet; E behind / Man-headed bull walking right being c r o w n e d by Nike; [ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ] in exergue. S N G A N S 297; D e w i n g 94 (same obverse die). Nice VF, attractive style. ($500) Ex CNC Auction 38 (6-7 June 1996), lot 15.

24. A P U L I A , Luceria. Circa 268-217 BC. JE 1 6 m m (3.86 g m ) . Laureate head o f A p o l l o r i g h t ; · b e h i n d / L O V C - E R I , frog. S N G A N S 709. VF, d a r k green patina. Rare. ($200)

20. Neapolis. Circa 370 BC. A R N o m o s (7.22 gm). H e a d of a n y m p h right, wearing necklace and triple-pendant earring, hair tied with a broad b a n d ; X behind / Man-headed bull walking right being crowned by Nike; Θ below; [ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ] on exergual line. S N G Fitzwilliam 163 (same dies); S N G A s h m o l e a n 84; S a m b o n 362. Toned, good VF, flan flaw on reverse obscures ethnic. ($300)

25. C A L A B R I A , Tarentum. Circa 490-480 BC. A R N o m o s (8.04 gm). T A I A S , Phalanthos n u d e o n d o l p h i n left, b o t h hands extended; pecten b e l o w / F o u r - s p o k e d w h e e l i n incuse circle. Vlasto 94 (same dies); H . Cahn, " E a r l y Tarantine C h r o n o l o g y " , i n Essays Robinson, pg. 64, 4 t h Issue. Toned VF. ($300)

Very Rare Tarentine N o m o s

26. Tarentum. Circa 480-470 BC. A R N o m o s (6.66 gm). ΤΑ'ΊΑΙ/Ι behind, Phalanthos n u d e on dolphin right, right h a n d extended; pecten b e l o w / H e a d of Satyra left, hair tied in knot at back of head with a plain fillet; linear border. Vlasto 140; H . Cahn, " E a r l y Tarentine C h r o n o l o g y " , in Essays Robinson, pg. 64, 5th Issue, pi. 7, 2 (same reverse die). Toned VF. Very rare type. ($1250)

21. Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. A R N o m o s (7.50 gm). H e a d of a n y m p h right, w e a r i n g taenia, triple-pendant earring and necklace; four dolphins around / Man-headed bull walking right being crowned by Nike; ΟΥΙΛ b e l o w bull; [ΝΕΟ]ΠΟΛΙΤ[ΩΝ] in exergue. S N G A N S 339 (same dies); S N G Lockett 89 (same obverse die); S N G Ashmolean 104 (same obverse die); S a m b o n 458. Toned, good VF. ($500)

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28. Tarentum. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Nomos (7.92 gm). ΤΑΡΑΣ behind, Phalanthos nude on dolphin left, both hands extended; pecten below / Head of Satyra left, hair tied in knot at back of head with a plain fillet; linear border. Vlasto 150 (same dies); H. Cahn, "Early Tarentine Chronology", in Essays Robinson, pg. 65, 5th Issue; S N G A N S 844. Toned VF. Rare. ($750)

32. Tarentum. Circa 443-400 BC. A R N o m o s (8.18 gm). Phalanthos astride dolphin left, right hand extended, holding Boeotian shaped shield on left arm; pecten below / Taras seated left with legs crossed on diphros, holding staff in right hand, distaff on ground behind. Vlasto 237 (same dies); Brunetti 2 (393 BC); S N G ANS 858 (same dies). Toned, good VF, strike a little soft. ($1000)

29. Tarentum. Circa 473-460 BC. AR N o m o s (7.91 gm). TAPAS, Phalanthos nude on dolphin right, both hands extended; pecten below / Taras Oikistes seated left on diphros, holding distaff in right hand; open olive wreath around. Vlasto 178 (this coin); Brunetti 12 (463 BC). Toned VF. Rare. ($400) Ex Vlasto Collection,

no. 178; Lecce Find of 1920.

33. Tarentum. Circa 380-345 BC. A R N o m o s (7.93 gm). Nude horseman wearing crested helmet and holding a small round shield, dismounting his horse / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the right, holding a dart in his right hand, and a trident over his left shoulder; AT below. Vlasto 393 var. (same obverse die, TA below); Brunetti 34 (358 BC). Toned, nice VF, well centered. ($400)

30. Tarentum. Circa 4 6 0 - 4 4 3 BC. A R N o m o s (7.99 gm). Phalanthos astride dolphin left, right hand extended / Taras seated left on diphros, holding distaff in extended right hand, staff in left. Vlasto 206-208 var. (pecten below dolphin); Brunetti 8 var. (450 BC). Toned VF, apparently an unpublished variety! ($400)

Rare, Early Tarentine Nomos

34. Tarentum. Circa 380-345 BC. A R N o m o s (7.87 gm). Nude horseman wearing crested helmet and holding a small round shield, dismounting his horse; L below, all within a circle of waves / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras seated sideways on dolphin to the left, holding a trident in his right hand; all within a circle of waves. Vlasto 497; Brunetti 62 (345 BC); S N G A N S 953. Toned VF, small punch mark on obverse, test cut on reverse. Rare. ($300)

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31. Tarentum. Circa 450-430 BC. AR N o m o s (7.77 gm). Taras astride dolphin right, left hand extended; pecten below, only traces of the ethnic visible / Horseman galloping left, holding reins in right hand, whip in left. Vlasto 282-284 (same dies); Brunetti 2 (428 BC); S N G A N S 853. Toned, good VF. Rare. ($1000) Ex Münzen lot 10.

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TRITON II 37. Tarentum. Circa 334-330 BC. A R Nomos (7.64 gm). Helmeted, nude warrior on horse prancing right; warrior holds a lance pointed downward in his right hand and two more lances and a round shield in his left hand; ΣΙΜ below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding a distaff over his left shoulder; eagle before, ΦΙ and waves below. Vlasto 573-577; Brunetti 3 (333 BC); SNG ANS 980. Toned, good VF, obverse rough. ($200)

Very Rare Gold Stater of Tarentum

35. Tarentum. Circa 334-330 BC. AV Stater (8.56 gm). Head of Persephone right, wearing ampyx decorated with a palmette, veil on back of head / ΤΑΡ[Α]Σ, nude youth on horseback prancing right, placing wreath on horse's head; round shield behind, pellet and murex shell below, Σ under raised foreleg. Vlasto 2 (same dies); Jameson 136 (this coin); Gulbenkian 31. Good VF, a few small field bumps. Very Rare. ($7500)

38. Tarentum. Circa 334-330 BC. A R N o m o s (7.90 gm). Helmeted, nude warrior on horse prancing right; warrior holds a lance pointed downward in his right hand and two more lances and a round shield in his left hand; ΦΙΛΙ below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding a dolphin in his extended right hand, and a distaff over his left shoulder; ivy leaf behind, ΦΙ and waves below. Vlasto 592; Brunetti 7 (323 BC); SNG ANS 988. Good VF. ($300)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 10 (9 April 1997), lot 27; R Jameson Collection, no. 136; Woodward Collection (Feuardent 1908), lot 11; Hirsch Auktion XIV (27 November 1905), lot 25. The identification of the goddess on this beautiful stater has variously been described as Hera, Amphitrite (consort of Poseidon) or most logically Persephone in her guise as consort of Hades and queen of the underworld. The iconography of the goddess is consistent with this identification (her diaphanous veil and Stephane) and indeed, the cult of the chthonian Persephone ivas one of the most important at Taras and an obvious choice for an important coinage issue.

36. Tarentum. Circa 334-331 BC. AV Sixth-Stater or Hekte (1.35 gm). Donative issue struck for Alexander the Molossian. [Τ]ΑΡΑΣ, laureate head of Apollo left; [ΣΑ] before / Herakles fighting the Nemean lion, club raised overhead about to strike the lion; bow and quiver to left; h H below. Vlasto 27; SNG ANS 1034. VF. Rare. ($1250)

39. Tarentum. Circa 334-330 BC. A R Nomos (7.93 gm). Nude youth on horse prancing right; horseman holds a lance pointed downward in his right hand and two more lances and a round shield in his left hand; ΣΑ below / ΤΑΡΑΣ behind, Taras astride dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, trident against his left arm; dolphin below. Vlasto 622-624; SNG ANS 1006; Brunetti 10 (320 BC). Toned EF, nicely centered. ($1000)

Apollo zvas worshipped as the patron of colonists at Tarentum and he was also the patron of the revered Pythagorean religious order at Tarentum which existed until the late fourth century. The reverse motif of Herakles fighting the Nemean lion was also used on contemporary silver diobols of Tarentum and its colony Herakleia, though the silver issues usually chose the "tondo" scene of a crouched Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion with π stranglehold (a design also used on the Syracusan gold 100 litrae issue of Dionysios I).

Another Rare Gold Stater of Tarentum

When Alexander the Molossian tried to transfer the League of Italiote Greeks from Herakleia to the Lucanian city ofThourioi, the Tarentines broke off their alliance with Alexander, but other cities continued to support him in an effort to reduce Tarentums' influence in southern Italy. It is just possible tlwt the reverse type of this coin refers to that dispute. However, this donative series with its representations of deities ivith strong Tarentine ties and victory related reverse types may have been a deliberate propaganda attempt to unite local sentiment against the Epeirote king.

40. Tarentum. Circa 280 BC. AV Stater (8.54 gm). Head of young Herakles right, wearing a lion's skin headdress / ΤΑΡΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ, Taras driving a galloping biga right, holding a trident in his left hand, reins in right; NIKAP above. Vlasto 23; Jameson 158 (same dies). E F / G o o d VF. Rare. [See color plate 1]. ($7500) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion 31 (6-7 December 1966), lot 36. This issue dates to the time of Pyrrhos' intervention in southern Italy. In order to resist the advances of Rome, Tarentum asked for the assistance of the king ofEpeiros. Pyrrhos arrived with an army of 25,000 infantry, 3,000 cavalry and 20 elephants. /Is Tarentum was obliged to support these soldiers, its mint struck gold to pay them.

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41. Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. AR Nomos (7.90 gm). Nude youth on horseback placing wreath on horse's head; ΣΑ above, ΦΙΛΙ/ΑΡΧΟΣ in two lines below / ΤΑΡΑΣ behind, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding bunch of grapes in extended right hand; ΑΓΑ below. Vlasto 673-676; Brunetti 1 (301 BC); SNG ANS 1051-1054. Good VF, worn obverse die. ($400)

45. Tarentum. Circa 281-272 BC. A R N o m o s (6.46 gm). Helmeted, nude warrior on horse prancing right; warrior holds a lance pointed downward in his right hand and two more lances and a round shield in his left hand; ΠΥ behind, ΣΩΣΤΡ/ΑΤΩΣ below in two lines / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding Nike in extended right hand, cornucopiae in left; ΠΟΛΥ before, thunderbolt behind. Vlasto 714-719; Brunetti 8 (278 BC); SNG A N S 1087. Toned EF. ($1000) 42. T a r e n t u m . Circa 302-281 BC. AR Nomos (7.89 gm). Helmeted, nude warrior on horse prancing left; warrior holds a small round shield and two lances; horse being led by Nike / [ΤΑΡΑΣ], Taras kneeling on dolphin to the left, holding a small round shield and two javelins in left hand, right hand extended; IOP before, waves below. Vlasto 679-682; Brunetti 24 (281 BC); SNG ANS 1056-1058. Lustrous EF, worn die. ($750)

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Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

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46. Tarentum. Circa 281-272 BC. A R N o m o s (6.48 gm). Helmeted, nude warrior on horse prancing right; warrior holds two lances in his right hand, and a large round shield decorated with an eight-pointed star that protects his body; 1Ω behind, [Ι-Ι]-ΑΠΟΛΛΩ below in two lines / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding grape cluster in extended right hand, distaff in left; ANO behind. Vlasto 789-796; Brunetti 19 (275 BC); S N G A N S 1133-1135. EF, minor porosity, flan flaw on reverse. ($750)

43. Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. AR Nomos (7.89 gm). Nude youth on horseback prancing right; [EY] before, ΕΥ-Α[Ρ]/ΧΙΔ[ΑΣ] in two lines below / [ΤΑΡΑΣ] behind, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding lighted torch in extended right hand, distaff in left. Vlasto 709; Brunetti 20 (284 BC). EF. ($500)

47. Tarentum. Time of Pyrrhos. Circa 278-272 BC. AV QuarterStater (2.13 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right; AP monogram behind / ΤΑΡΑΝΉΝΩΝ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Vlasto 50; SNG ANS 1043 var. (same obverse die, monogram on reverse). Good VF, reverse strike a little flat on the high points. Finely styled portrait of Apollo. ($750) Ex Prof. Angelo Signorelli October 1951), lot 115.

44. Tarentum. Circa 302-281 BC. A R Drachm (3.10 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / ΗΗΡΑΚ[ΛΗΤΟΣ], owl standing facing on branch; rose before. Vlasto 1089-1090; S N G ANS 1321. Good VF. ($200)

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TRITON II 51. Tarentum. Circa 272-235 BC. A R Nomos (6.55 gm). Youth on stationary horse to the right; ΦΙ before, ΦΙΛΗΝΕ-ΝΟ[Σ] below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding tripod in extended right hand, trident over left shoulder; bucranium with fillets behind. Vlasto 884-887; Brunetti 28 (250 BC); S N G ANS 1204-1205. Lightly toned EF. ($400)

Tarentine Gold Stater; Time of Pyrrhos

48. Tarentum. Time of Pyrrhos. Circa 278-272 BC. AV Stater (8.49 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / [Τ]ΑΡΑΝΉΝΩΝ, eagle, with wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; Phrygian helmet before, ΑΠΟΛ before. Vlasto—; BMC Italy pg. 160, 4 = Vlasto, "The Late Mr. E. P. Warren's Hoard of Tarentine Horsemen and Other Contributions to Tarentine Numismatics," in NumChron 1930, pi. xii, 9 (same dies); Hess Auktion (14 April 1954), lot 26 = Hess-Leu Auktion (12-13 April 1962), lot 22. Good VF, well centered. Extremely rare symbol on the reverse. [See color plate 1]. ($5000)

52. Tarentum. Occupation of Hannibal. Circa 212-209 BC. A R Reduced Nomos (3.71 gm). Nude youth on horseback prancing right; placing wreath on horse's head and holding a palm over his left shoulder; ΚΡΙΤΟ-Σ below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, right hand extended and holding a trident in his left hand; Nike crowning Taras, monograms before and behind. Vlasto 978-980; Brunetti 2 (212 BC); SNG ANS 1269. Lustrous EF. ($500)

This extremely rare gold stater struck early on during the hegemony of Pyrrhos is part of a regular system of coinage with corresponding fractional denominations. It has been variously argued tlmt this coin's types were reflective of Epeirote values, that the representation of the laureate Zeus head is Zeus Eleutherios - "the bringer of freedom" (appropriate considering the Tarentine circumstances), and/or that the reverse eagle is derived from the Ptolemaic eagle design which was on coins brought to Italy by infantry and cavalry supplied to Pyrrhos by Ptolemy Keraunos (eldest son of Ptolemy I but disinherited). Most likely though, it was not necessary for the Tarentines to look elsewhere for these coin types as Zeus was suitably revered and worshipped at Tarentum. Indeed, Tarentum was home to two famous statues of Zeus, one depicting the rape of Europa by Pythagoras of Rhegion, and the other a bronze colossus of Zeus Keraunios by Lysippos, second in size only to that at Rhodes.

Hannibal used the region around Tarentum and Metapontion as winter quarters during his occupation of southern Italy. He installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic lull(shekel standard.

53. Tarentum. Occupation of Hannibal. Circa 212-209 BC. AR Reduced Half-Nomos (2.05 gm). Nude youth on horseback standing right; placing wreath on horse's head; ΣΩΚΑΝ/ΝΑΣ in two lines below / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin to the left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, trident in left. Vlasto 989-990; cf. Brunetti 5 (209 BC - a nomos with the same magistrate's name). Superb EF. Rare denomination. ($750)

49. Tarentum. Time of Pyrrhos. Circa 278-272 BC. AV TenthStater (0.84 gm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; NK monogram below / ΤΑΡΑΣ below, Taras astride dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, trident in left. Vlasto 43; Pozzi 119; Weber 552. VF, reverse double struck. ($750) Ex Bank Leu AG Auktion 38 (13 May 1986), lot 6; Bernent (Naville VI, 28 January 1924), lot 97.

54. SOUTHERN ITALY. Issue for Alexander the Molossian. Circa 334-331 BC. AV 1 / 1 2 Stater (0.62 gm). Radiate head of Helios, facing slightly left / ΑΛ above, ΕΞ below, thunderbolt. Vlasto 1864 (same dies); SNG A N S 976. Near EF, well centered. ($1000)

Collection

Alexander the Molossian, king of Epeiros, was hired by Tarentum to provide a mercenary army capable offending off Oscan attacks on southern Italy. Alexander was successful, but Tarentum discovered to its dismay that it was easier to hire a mercenary than to fire one. Alexander began to establish his own empire in the south, negotiating a "sphere of influence" treaty with Rome, and gaining the support of smaller cities jealous of Tarentum. His plans for an Italian empire collapsed in 331 with his death in battle against Lucanian tribesmen.

50. Tarentum. Campano-Tarentine Series. After 276 BC. AR Nomos (7.23 gm). Diademed head of Satyra left / Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on horse's head; dolphin behind, lion and TA below. Vlasto 1020; SNG ANS 1292-1293. V F / N e a r EF. ($300)

55. LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 410-390 BC. Signed reverse die. AR Nomos (7.47 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / [ΗΡ]ΑΚΛΕ1ΩΝ downward on left, Herakles standing facing, upper torso turned right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; club to left, signature ΕΥΦΡΟ on exergual line. Work, ANSNNM 91, 13 (same dies); SNG A N S 51 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

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TRITON II 60. Metapontion. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Third-Nomos (2.49 gm). META, ear of barley with six grains / Incuse ear of barley with eight grains. Noe 81 (same dies); SNG ANS 193 (same dies). Toned VF, surfaces slightly porous. ($200)

56. Herakleia. Circa 410-390 BC. AR Nomos (7.60 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla holding rudder over shoulder / ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΩΝ downward on right, Herakles standing facing, upper torso turned right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; EP, club and shell to left. Work, ANSNNM 91, 29 (same dies); SNG ANS 59 (same dies); McClean 822-823 (same dies). Toned VF, well centered on a broad flan, surfaces a little rough around the edges. ($500)

61. Metapontion. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (7.65 gm). MET, ear of barley with six grains / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe 85 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 300 (same dies). Good VF, worn obverse die. ($600)

Very Rare Metapontion Nomos

57. Herakleia. Circa 350 BC. AR Nomos (7.62 gm). Three-quarter facing head of Athena, slightly right, wearing crested helmet and necklace / [ΗΡΑ ΚΛΕΩΝ] on left, Herakles standing facing, upper torso turned right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; bow and club to left. Work, ANSNNM 91, 21 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 426 (same dies). VF, attractive light toning. Rare. ($500) 62. Metapontion. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (8.06 gm). META, ear of barley with seven grains; grasshopper to right / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe 101 (same dies); SNG ANS 206 variety. Toned, good VF, worn obverse die. Very rare, only one specimen cited by Noe! ($2500)

58. Herakleia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (7.57 gm). Threequarter facing head of Athena, slightly right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / [Η]ΡΑΚΛΗ1Ω[Ν], Herakles standing facing, holding club in right hand, bow and arrows in left, lion's skin draped over left arm; grain ear to left, Φ1 between club and foot, ΕΦΑΔ to right. Unpublished in the major (and minor) references. Toned, good VF. Very rare variety. ($500) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (12-13 April 1962), lot 29.

63. Metapontion. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Nomos (7.62 gm). META, ear of barley with seven grains / Incuse ear of barley with six grains. Noe 173 (same dies); SNG ANS 223ff. Toned, near EF. ($600) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

59. Metapontion. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (7.87 gm). MET, ear of barley with eight grains / MET raised, incuse ear of barley with eight grains. Noe 8 (same dies); SNG ANS 164. Nice VF, hairline scratches on the obverse. ($500) 64. Metapontion. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Nomos (7.94 gm). META, ear of barley with seven grains / Incuse ear of barley with six gra ins. Noe 173; SNG ANS 223ff. Toned VF. ($400)

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65. Metapontion. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Nomos (7.87 gm). M3TA, ear of barley with six grains; grasshopper to left / Incuse ear of barley with seven grains. Noe 260 (same dies); cf. SNG ANS 258 (same dies). Toned VF. ($200)

70. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. A R Nomos (7.85 gm). Head of Demeter right, hair tied with a fillet; lotus-bud before / META left, six-grained barley ear, leaf to right; grasshopper to right. Noe 406b (this coin); SNG Lockett 384 (this coin). Toned VF, nicely centered. ($300) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25-28 October Pozzi Collection (Naville 1,14 March 1921), lot 168.

66. Metapontion. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Nomos (7.38 gm). META to left, ear of barley, grasshopper to right / Apollo standing facing, head left, holding a bow and arrow in his left hand, and a branch that rests on an altar in his right hand; small flower to right. Noe 319 (same dies); SNG ANS 278 (same dies); SNG Lockett 380 (same dies). Near EF. ($750)

71. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. A R Nomos (7.97 gm). Head of Hygeia right, wearing single-pendant earring and a necklace, hair tied with a fillet; all within wreath / ME right, six-grained barley ear with leaf to the left. Noe 416 (same dies); SNG ANS 323 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 340 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

67. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.85 gm). Female head right, hair tied with a sphendone, wearing a necklace with a small pendant / ΜΕΤΑ-Π left, six-grained barley ear; leaf to right. Noe 324 (same dies); SNG ANS 281(same dies). Toned, good VF. Very rare, only one specimen cited by Newell. ($500)

72. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.61 gm). Female head to the left, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with five small stars, spray of barley behind / META right, sixgrained barley ear; murex shell to left. Noe 437 (same dies); SNG ANS 334 (same dies); SNG Lockett 389 (same dies); Jameson 289 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

68. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.47 gm). Head of Demeter right, hair tied with a fillet; stalk of barley before / META left, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to right. Noe 393 (same dies); SNG ANS 312. Toned VF. Very rare, only one specimen cited by Newell. ($300)

73. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. A R Nomos (7.59 gm). Head of Dionysos left, wearing a broad diadem decorated with a meander pattern and a row of ivy leaves above / META left, seven-grained barley ear with leaf to right. Noe 458 (same dies); SNG A N S 347 (same dies). Toned, good VF. Rare. ($1000)

69. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.69 gm). Wreathed(?) head of Demeter left, wearing necklace with a small pendant / META right, seven-grained barley ear; praying mantis to left. Noe 3971 (this coin); SNG Lockett 383 (this coin); SNG ANS 314 (same dies). Toned VF, light porosity. ($300) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, One of the few representations

74. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.80 gm). Female head right, hair tied over her head with a fillet that circles the head four times / ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝΤΙΟΝ left, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to the right; lily to right. Noe 481 (same dies); SNG A N S 364 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 356 (same dies); Jameson 287 (same dies). Toned VF, graffiti (an H) behind head. ($300)

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TRITON II 79. Metapontion. Circa 330-325 BC. AR Nomos (7.90 gm). [ΛΕΥΚ1Π-ΠΟΣ], helmeted head of Leukippos right; seated dog behind, Σ below / ΜΕΤΑ left, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to right; bird with folded wings above leaf, AMI below. Johnston Class B, 3.14 (same dies). Good VF. Rare reverse with bird with folded wings instead of the usual flying bird. ($500)

75. Metapontion. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos (7.93 gm). Female head left, wearing single-pendant earring / ΜΕΤΑΠΟ left, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to the right; ivy leaf to outer right. Noe 522 (same dies); SNG ANS 389 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 1205 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300) 80. Metapontion. Circa 330 BC. AR Nomos (7.84 gm). Helmeted head of Leukippos right; AMI behind / Seven-grained barley ear; leaf to right, thunderbolt above leaf. Johnston Class B, 4.1 (same dies). EF, flat strike in centers. Much rarer than the type with the lion behind Leukippos' head. ($750)

76. Metapontion. Circa 335-330 BC. AR Nomos (7.74 gm). Helmeted head of Leukippos right; cross-headed torch behind / META left, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to right; hH above leaf. Johnston Class A, 5.5 (this coin); SNG ANS 405-406 (same obverse die). Toned VF. ($300)

81. Metapontion. Circa 325-280 BC. AR Nomos (7.91 gm). Wreathed, three-quarter facing head of Demeter, wearing necklace and earrings; [ΑΓ] in right field below earring / META left, sevengrained barley ear, leaf to right; bucranium above leaf, ΑΘ[Α] below. Johnston Class C, 2.6 (same dies); S N G A N S 463-464. Attractively toned, near EF. ($1000) 77. Metapontion. Circa 335-330 BC. AR Nomos (7.77 gm). ΔΑΜΑΤΗΡ, wreathed head of Demeter left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; torch before, Κ behind / META right, sevengrained barley ear, leaf to left; crab above leaf, ΑΡΧΙΠ below. Johnston Class A, 6.12 (same dies); SNG ANS 611 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 390 (same dies). Near EF, test punch on reverse. ($500) 82. Metapontion. Circa 325-280 BC. A R Nomos (7.87 gm). Wreathed head of Demeter left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace / META right, seven-grained barley ear, leaf to left; tongs above leaf, [ΑΘ]Α below. Johnston Class C, 4.1 (same dies); SNG ANS 458-462; De Luynes 495 (same dies). Lightly toned EF. ($750)

78. Metapontion. Circa 335-330 BC. AR Nomos (7.84 gm). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right, thunderbolt behind / ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝ left, six-grained barley ear, leaf to right; ΚΑΛ above leaf. Johnston Class A, 6.4 (same dies); SNG ANS 412-413 (same obverse die). Good VF, overstruck with traces of the undertype visible on both sides, obverse slightly double struck. Rare. ($1000)

83. Metapontion. Circa 325-280 BC. AR Nomos (7.91 gm). Wreathed head of Demeter right / META left, barley ear with eight grains; leaf to right, Nike on leaf, Λ Y to lower left. Johnston Class C, 9.3 (same dies); SNG ANS 496 (same dies). EF, golden iridescence around Demeter. ($750)

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88. Poseidonia. Circa 540-510 BC. AR Nomos (7.07 gm). ΠΟΜ, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms / ΠΟΜ raised, as obverse with incuse to the right. Not published in any reference. A unique specimen with the incuse Poseidon walking right! Toned, good V F / E F . ($7500)

84. Metapontion. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (7.80 gm). Wreathed head of Demeter right, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; Δ behind / META left, six-grained barley ear, leaf to right; two amphoras and a star above leaf, ΦΙ below. Johnston Class D, 4.15 (same dies); SNG ANS 517 (same obverse die). Toned EF, light roughness behind head, flan flaw on reverse. ($500)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 10 (9 April 1997), lot 49; Frank Sternberg Auktion XX (20 April 1988), lot 111.

85. Metapontion. Circa 280-279 BC. AV Third Stater or Diobol (2.84 gm). Attic Standard. Struck for Pyrrhos of Epeiros most likely after the battle of Herakleia (280 BC). ΛΕΥΚΙΠΠΟ[Σ], bearded head of Leukippos right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / Two six-grained barley ears, each with a curly leaf to outside; to either side, M-E, ΣΙ between. Johnston Class G, 5.1; SNG Lockett 404; Gulbenkian 72. Good VF. Very Rare. [See color plate 1]. ($2500)

89. Poseidonia. Circa 540-510 BC. AR Half-Nomos (3.74 gm). ΠΟΜ, Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms / ΠΟΜ raised, as obverse but incuse to the left. Gorini pg. 32, 9 (this coin); S N G ANS 624. Toned VF. ($600)

86. Metapontion. Time of Hannibal. Circa 212-206 BC. AR Half Shekel (3.91 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right / META left, sixgrained barley ear, leaf to right; owl in flight above leaf. SNG ANS 550; Robinson, "Coinage of the Second Punic War", NumChron 1964, pi. 6, 6. Choice EF. ($500)

90. Poseidonia. Circa 475-450 BC. A R N o m o s (8.06 gm). n O M E S , Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms / 2 3 Μ Ο Π , bull standing left; double exergual line. SNG ANS 661 (same dies); S N G Fitzwilliam 543. Toned, good VF. ($500)

87. Metapontion. Time of Hannibal. Circa 212-206 BC. AR Quarter Shekel (1.70 gm). Wreathed head of Demeter right / META left, two four-grained barley ears; cross-headed torch to right. SNG ANS 551; Robinson, "Coinage of the Second Punic War", NumChron ($500) 1964, pi. 6, 9. Superb EF, small flan crack. 91. Poseidonia. Circa 430-410 BC. AR N o m o s (7.69 gm). n O M E S , Poseidon walking right, wielding trident, chlamys draped over both arms / ΑΔ23ΜΟΠ, bull standing left; shell below. SNG ANS 669 (same dies); Noe, " A Group of Die-Sequences at Poseidonia," in ANSMN 5 (1952), 6e (this coin); S N G Fitzwilliam 556. Toned, good VF, a few corrosion spots on the reverse. ($300) Ex Münzhandlung 21

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95. Thourioi. Circa 420 BC. AR Nomos (7.86 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath; Γ behind / ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν], bull walking right; Λ between back legs, fish right in exergue. SNG ANS 932 var. (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 460 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 885 (same dies). Toned EF, short flan that's a little ragged around the edges. ($500)

92. Sybaris. Circa 550-530 BC. AR Nomos (7.79 gm). YM above, bull standing left on dotted exergual line, head reverted / Same incuse, no MV. Gorini pg. 10, 3; SNG ANS 817ff. Toned VF. ($1000) Ex Boioers and Merena Galleries (8-9 April 1983), lot 2675.

96. Thourioi. Circa 400 BC. AR Nomos (7.93 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath; Ξ at point of visor / ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull butting left; fish left in exergue. SNG ANS 919 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 892 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF. ($300)

93. Sybaris. Circa 530-510 BC. AR Nomos (8.07 gm). MV in exergue, bull standing left on dotted exergual line, head reverted / Same incuse, no MV. Gorini pg. 10, 7 (this coin); SNG ANS 845 (same dies). Toned, near VF, obverse graffiti. ($500)

Extremely Rare Sybaris Nomos 97. Thourioi. Circa 400 BC. AR Nomos (7.77 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with laurel wreath; small Ξ behind / ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull walking left; pileus under bull, fish left in exergue. SNG ANS 936 (same die); SNG Lockett 474 (this coin); Gulbenkian 86 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 893. Toned, good VF, surfaces slightly porous. ($300) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25-28 October 1955), lot 350; Ars Classica Auktion XVI (3 July 1933), lot 240.

94. Sybaris. Circa 453-450 BC. AR Nomos (8.06 gm). MVBA left, Poseidon standing right and hurling spear; bird flying right before / OVM in exergue, bull standing left on double exergual line. Kraay, "The Coinage of Sybaris After 510 BC," in NumChron 1958, pi. 3, 9 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 580 (same dies). Toned, nice VF, small pit on reverse. Extremely rare issue. ($750) The history of Sybaris is one of continual defeat at the hands of the Krotoniates. First in 510, again in 476 and a third time in 470 BC, they were defeated and forced to flee. But the Sybarites were a tenacious group, and time after time they refounded their city. In 453 they once again established themselves in their old home, this time with the help of the Poseidonians. The coinage of this 'third Sybaris' reflects the influence of Poseidonia with types nearly identical to that of Poseidonia: Poseidon/Bull. Three dénominations were issued, nil of which are extremely rare today. Not long after the Sybarites had established their third city though, the Krotoniates proved too strong once again, and in 446 an appeal for help was made to mainland Greece. In 443, with the help of the Athenians, the city was rebuilt yet again, but its name would be changed to Thourioi.

98. Thourioi. Circa 400 BC. AR Nomos (7.89 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla with left hand raised; Φ (signature of Phrygillos?) at point of visor / ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν], bull walking left; Φ on bull's rump, bird flying left under bull, fish left in exergue. SNG ANS 987 (same die); SNG Lockett 3491 (this coin); SNG Ashmolean 928 (same dies). Toned, nice VF. ($400) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25-28 October 1955), lot 356.

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TRITON II An Exceptional Double Nomos of Thourioi

An Attractive Nomos of Thourioi

102. Thourioi. Circa 340 BC. AR Double Nomos (15.63 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν], bull butting right; ΣΙ above, two dolphins and a tripod in exergue. Noe K4 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 488 (same dies). Lightly toned, good VF. [See color plate 3]. ($1000)

99. Thourioi. Circa 400 BC. AR Nomos (7.83 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla with left hand raised / ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull walking left; Φ on bull's rump, flower(?) under bull, fish to left in exergue. Cf. SNG Lockett 3493 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF, nice centering, attractive dies, choice flan. ($750)

Originally named Sybaris, Thourioi was founded in 446 BC with Athenian aid by those persistent exiles, the Sybarites. In 444 BC the city received additional colonists from Athenian territories. This mixing of peoples is reflected in the types chosen for the city's coins; Athena taking the obverse while the bull of Sybaris is on the reverse. Circa 440 BC disputes arose and the Sybarites were once again expelled. The name of the city was changed to Thourioi but the basic design of the coin was retained. The new name was taken from a local rushing spring, the Thuria.

100. Thourioi. Circa 380-360 BC. Reverse die signed by Molossos. AR Nomos (7.79 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla with left hand raised / ©ΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull butting right; signature [ΜΟ]ΛΟΣΣΟ[Σ] on exergual line, fish in exergue. SNG ANS 1023 (same dies); SNG Lockett 500 (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 479; SNG Ashmolean 942 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300) 103. Thourioi. Circa 330 BC. AR Double Nomos (15.75 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull butting right; H, lion's head and PA in exergue. Noe N10 (same dies); SNG ANS 983 (same dies). Lightly toned VF, soft strike in centers. ($500)

101. Thourioi. Circa 350 BC. AR Double Nomos (15.41 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla with left hand raised / [Θ]ΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull butting right; fish right in exergue. Noe F42 (same dies); SNG ANS 987 (same dies). Lightly toned, good VF. ($1000) 104. Thourioi. Circa 320 BC. AR Nomos (8.00 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone / ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν] in exergue, bull charging right; tripod and Nike crowning bull above, Φ-ΡΥ under bull. Unpublished and apparently unique! Lightly toned EF. ($1250)

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110. Velia. Circa 305-290 BC. Obverse die signed by Philistion. AR Nomos (7.48 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a quadriga driven by Nike; signature ΦΙΛ1ΣΤΙΩΝΟΣ in small letters on crest holder, Θ behind E before / [Υ]ΕΛΗΤ[ΩΝ] in exergue, lion crouching left, holding a sword in its mouth; the Dioskouroi riding right above, Φ and I on either side of the Dioskouroi. Williams 409b ( 0 2 0 3 / R 2 8 9 - this coin); Mangieri 163 (this coin); SNG ANS 1360 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

105. Thourioi. Circa 4th Century BC. JE 24mm (12.70 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla bearing trident / ΘΟΥΡΙΩ[Ν], bull kneeling right; ΙΠ between back legs, fish in exergue. Cf. BMC Italy pg. 3 0 0 , 1 3 5 . Good VF, original dark green and black patina. ($500)

106. Velia. Circa 400-365 BC. A R Nomos (7.58 gm). Lion crouching right; 9 above / ΥΕΛ-ΗΤΩΝ, diademed head of a nymph right. Williams 214v ( 0 1 2 9 / R 1 6 2 - this coin); Mangieri 19 (this coin); Dewing 452 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 1525 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

111. Velia. Circa 305-290 BC. AR Nomos (7.46 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; Δ above point of visor / [Υ]ΕΛΗΤΩ[Ν] in exergue, lion walking right; pentagram above, Φ and I on either side of pentagram. Williams 426 ( 0 2 0 3 / R 2 8 9 ) ; SNG ANS 1367 (same reverse die); SNG Ashmolean 1330-1331 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($400)

107. Velia. Circa 400-365 BC. AR Nomos (7.59 gm). Diademed head of a nymph right / [ΥΕ]ΛΗΤΕΩΝ in exergue, lion crouching right; owl above flying right. Williams 216bis ( 0 1 3 2 / R 1 6 5 - this coin specimen χ and cc); Mangieri 26 (this coin); S N G ANS 1232 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 511 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300) Ex Glendining's

(13 November

1957), lot 23.

112. Velia. Circa 305-290 BC. AR Nomos (7.46 gm). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a dolphin; Φ on neck guard, monogram before / ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ in exergue, lion walking right; trident above, Φ and I on either side of trident. Williams 509 ( 0 2 5 5 / R 3 5 7 ) ; SNG Lloyd 529 (same reverse die); S N G Ashmolean 1373-1374 (same dies); S N G ANS 1387. Toned, near EF. Attractive.

108. Velia. Circa 365-340 BC. A R Nomos (7.65 gm). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with griffin; Τ behind / Υ-ΕΛΗ-ΤΩΝ, lion attacking stag; ivy leaf below. Williams 222c ( 0 1 3 6 / R 1 7 0 - this coin); Mangieri 77 (this coin); SNG ANS 1281 (same dies). Toned VF. ($400)

($600)

113. BRUTTIUM, The Brettii. Circa 215-205 BC. A R Drachm (4.63 gm). Diademed bust of Nike right; trophy and a small J behind / ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ, nude Dionysos standing facing, crowning himself, holding sceptre; thymiaterion to right. Scheu, "Silver and Gold Coins of The Bruttians", NumChron 1962, S15 (same dies); S N G ANS 19 (same obverse die). Toned EF, light marks before face, hairline flan crack. ($300)

109. Velia. Circa 340-310 BC. AR Nomos (7.65 gm). From the workshop of Kleudoros. Head of Athena left, wearing Phrygian helmet decorated with a centauress; monogram behind / ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ in exergue, lion to left, devouring prey; Φ under lion. Williams 358c ( 0 1 8 4 / R 2 5 4 - this coin); Mangieri 154 (this coin); SNG ANS 1340 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

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TRITON II 116. Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Nomos (8.12 gm). KAVA, nude Apollo walking right, holding laurel branch in upright right hand and small running daimon, holding long branch, on outstretched left arm; to right, stag standing right with head reverted / Apollo and stag as on obverse but incuse to left, outline of the daimon raised. Noe Group A, 22 (same dies); SNG ANS 150 (same dies). Good VF, flan crack. (S4000) 114. The Brettii. Circa 215-205 BC. AR Drachm (4.55 gm). Diademed and veiled bust of Thetis right, sceptre over shoulder; thunderbolt behind, Γ below bust / ΒΡΕΤΤΙ[ΩΝ], nude Poseidon standing left, right foot on column, holding sceptre in left hand; crab before. Scheu, "Silver and Gold Coins of The Bruttians", NumChron 1962, S72 (same dies); McClean 1056 (same dies). Toned EF. ($500)

117. Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Third Nomos (2.39 gm). KAVAO, nude Apollo walking right, holding laurel branch in upright right hand and small running daimon, holding long branch, on outstretched left arm; to right, stag standing right with head reverted / KAVAO raised in right field, Apollo and stag as on obverse but incuse to left. Noe Group 204 (same dies); SNG Lockett 583 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 574 (same dies); McClean 1595 (same dies). Toned, good VF, surfaces a little rough. ($200)

A Stunning Nomos of Kaulonia; Ex Lewis Collection

118. Kaulonia. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Nomos (8.12 gm). KAVΛθΝΙΑΤ-[ΑΝ], nude Apollo walking right, holding laurel branch in upright right hand; octopus in left field, ivy leaf above outstretched left arm, to right, stag standing right / [KAVAONIATAN], stag standing right, ivy leaf before. Noe Group I, 141; McClean 1616 (same dies). VF, obverse flan flaw. ($400) Noe remarks that of the blown specimens from this obverse die, none show the beginning of the obverse inscription. This coin is perhaps the only known specimen to shoiv this part of the ethnic.

Nomos of Kaulonia; Ex J.P. Morgan Collection

115. Kaulonia. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Nomos (8.05 gm). KAVA, nude Apollo walking right, holding laurel branch in upright right hand and small running daimon, holding long branch, on outstretched left arm; to right, stag standing right with head reverted / Apollo and stag as on obverse but incuse to left, outline of the daimon raised. Noe Group A, 9 (same dies); SNG Lockett 579 (same dies); SNG ANS 145 (same obverse die); Boston MFA 173 (same obverse die). Toned EF. A choice example. [See color plate 3]. ($10,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

119. Kaulonia. Circa 400-390 BC. AR Nomos (7.86 gm). Nude Apollo walking right, holding laurel branch in upright right hand, long fillet hanging from extended left arm; bird-trap(?) or monogram behind / Κ Α ν Λ Ω Ν Ι Α - Τ Α Σ around, stag standing right. Noe Group J, 177 (this coin); SNG ANS 212 (same reverse die); SNG Lockett 593 (same reverse die). Toned EF, shattered reverse die. ($1500) Ex J. Pierpont Morgan Collection.

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124. Kroton. Circa 370-350 BC. AR Nomos (7.75 gm). Eagle left with wings raised, holding a snake in its talons / ?PO left, tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet; grain ear to right. Cf. SNG ANS 348 (same obverse die); Jameson 422 (this coin). Toned, good VF, surfaces slightly grainy. Very Rare. ($750)

120. Kroton. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Nomos (7.42 gm). ?PO, tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet; two serpents emerging from bowl; maeander pattern under tripod on exergual line / Incuse tripod as on obverse. Unpublished. Toned VF, fields slightly rough. Apparently unique! ($1500)

Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 422; Sir Arthur J. Evans

Collection.

A Superb Kroton Nomos

121. Kroton. Circa 475 BC. AR Nomos (7.76 gm). ?PO downward on right, tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet; heron standing on left / Incuse tripod as on obverse. SNG ANS 259ff; SNG Lloyd 597; SNG Fitzwilliam 753ff. Toned VF. ($300)

125. Kroton. Circa 350 BC. AR Nomos (7.88 gm). Three-quarter facing head of Hera Lakinia, wearing Stephane decorated with alternating palmettes and annulets / ΚΡΟ-ΤΩΝΙ-ΑΤΑΝ, Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding cup in right hand, club in left; bow resting on ground below. SNG ANS 374 (same obverse die); SNG Ashmolean 1522 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 616 (same obverse die); SNG Fitzwilliam 793 (same obverse die); Dewing 511 (same obverse die). EF, nice flan, obverse slightly off center. ($7500)

122. Kroton. Circa 475 BC. AR Nomos (7.91 gm). ?PO downward on right, tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet / Incuse eagle flying right. Gorini pg. 25,26 (this coin); SNG ANS 291 (same dies); Dewing 500. Toned, nice VF, well centered. ($750)

A wonderful example with only the beginnings of the obverse die break that plague most of the specimens from this die.

123. Kroton. Circa 370-350 BC. AR Nomos (7.27 gm). Eagle standing right on Ionic capital; olive branch before / ?POT right, tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet; grain ear to left; E below. SNG ANS 338; SNG München 1445. Toned VF. Rare. ($400) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (16 April 1957), lot 56. 126. Kroton. Circa 330 BC. AR Nomos (7.22 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Ornate tripod; filleted branch to left. SNG ANS 399 (same dies). Toned, good VF, very attractive, fine style. ($750)

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TRITON II 130. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (7.84 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right, thunderbolt behind / Λ - Ο - Κ - Ρ Ω-Ν, eagle standing left, grasping dead hare in talons. SNG ANS 520; SNG Lloyd 642 (same dies); Dewing 523 (same dies); Burnett, Kraay-M0rkholm Essays, pi. xix, 207 (same dies). Toned, near E F / E F . Fine style. ($1000)

Very Rare Silver Stater For Alexander the Molossian

Very Rare Tetradrachm Issue for King Pyrrhos 127. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Issue for Alexander the Molossian. 342-334 BC. A R Stater (10.88 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Naios of Dodona right / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, TOY ΝΕΟΠΤΟΛΕΜΟΥ right, thunderbolt; eagle's head right. Boston MFA 943; Vlasto 1866. Toned VF. Very Rare. ($2500) Alexander, son of Neoptolemos, was the king of Epeiros. He was one of the mercenary 'champions' summoned to defend the Greek cities of southern Italy against their enemies. He honored Zeus of Dodona, the central deity of the Molossians on his coins. The sanctuary of Zeus Naïos at Dodona was reputed to be the oldest Greek oracle, and was known to Homer.

131. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Under Pyrrhos, King of Epeiros. Circa 280-278 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.53 gm). Head of Zeus left, wearing oak wreath / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΠΥΡΡΟΥ left, Dione seated left, holding sceptre in right hand, raising veil with left. SNG Lockett 1650 (this coin); Pozzi 1287 (this coin); Basel 211. Toned, good VF, hairline flan crack, light peripheral surface roughness. Very Rare. ($4000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 9 (16 April 1996), lot 114; R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 27 May 1959), lot 1499; Pozzi Collection (Naville 1,14 March 1921), lot 1287.

128. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 317-310 BC. AR Nomos (8.61 gm). Pegasos flying left; thunderbolt below / ΛΟΚΡΩΝ, helmeted head of Athena left. Pegasi II pg. 5 7 6 , 1 1 / 2 ; SNG Lockett 2210; Pozzi 1731; SNG ANS 513ff. EF. ($500)

Pyrrhos ivas the last and greatest of the 'champions' to support the Hellenic cause in Italy. His army won important battles but his losses luere so high he was unable to keep his gains, thus the phrase 'Pyrrhic victory'. Once again Zeus Na'ios is shown on the obverse. On the reverse is Dione Naia, Zeus' consort at Dodona.

129. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 317-310 BC. AR Nomos (8.59 gm). Pegasos flying left; thunderbolt below / ΛΟΚΡΩΝ, helmeted head of Athena left. Pegasi II pg. 576, 11/2; SNG Lockett 2210 (this coin); Pozzi 1731 (this coin); SNG ANS 513ff. Toned, good VF. ($300)

132. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 275-270 BC. AR Nomos (7.39 gm). ΛΟΚΡΩΝ, laureate head of Zeus left; NE monogram below / [ΡΩΜΑ] left, [ΠΙΣΤΙΣ] right, [ΛΟΚΡΩΝ] in exergue, Roma seated right being crowned by Pistis. S N G ANS 531; SNG Lloyd 645 (same dies). Lightly toned EF, strike on the obverse a touch soft, ethnic on reverse erased. ($2000)

Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 27 May 1959), lot 1837; Pozzi Collection (Naville 1,14 March 1921), lot 1731.

This rare and interesting coin makes an obvious reference to the Roman subjugation of Lokroi and ivas probably struck shortly after the battle of Beneventum that was so disastrous to Pyrrhos and his allies. The legend on the reverse was probably erased by a disgruntled Lokrian who rejected the servile peace treaty.

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TRITON II Choice Rhegion Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

133. Medma. Circa 350-340 BC. AR Nomos (8.66 gm). Pegasos flying left; ME monogram below / Helmeted head of Athena left. Pegasi Π pg. 5 8 5 , 7 (dies H-l); S N G Lockett 2214 (this coin); SNG ANS 586. Toned EF, reverse slightly double struck. ($400) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's,

27 May 1959), lot 1841. 137. Rhegion. Circa 4 1 5 / 4 1 0 - 3 8 7 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.01 gm). Lion's scalp facing / ΡΗΓΙΝΟΝ, laureate head of Apollo right; olive branch behind. Herzfelder 72bis (D42a/R60). EF, reverse slightly double struck. ($6000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

134. Nuceria. Circa 280 BC. JE 22mm (8.74 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right; AP monogram behind / ΝΟΥΚΡ-ΙΝΩΝ, horse standing left; pentagram below. S N G ANS 597; SNG Copenhagen 1904; Collection Maurice Laffaille 89. Near E F / E F , gray-green patina with light earthen highlights. Very Rare. ($500)

138. Rhegion. Circa 410-387 BC. A R Hemidrachm Lion's scalp facing / PH, olive branch with two olive's. pl. xi, Iß (same obverse die); SNG ANS 668. Toned VF, bumps on the obverse.

135. Rhegion. Circa 425-420 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Lion's scalp facing; olive branch with fruit to right / ΡΗΓ-1-ΝΟΣ, Iocastos seated left, holding staff in right hand, grape vine before; all within olive wreath. Herzfelder 61d ( D 3 5 / R 5 0 - this coin); SNG Lockett 651 (this coin); Weber 1115 (this coin); S N G Lloyd 685 (same dies); Pozzi 324 (same dies). Good VF, dark old cabinet toning. ($1500)

(2.07 gm). Herzfelder a few light ($300)

139. Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. A R Nomos (8.07 gm). Head of n y m p h left, wearing a m p y x decorated with an olive leaf / [TEPINAION], Nike seated left on cippus, holding wreath in extended right hand, caduceus in left. Holloway-Jenkins 10; S N G Lockett 667 (same dies). Heavily toned, good VF, artistic die cutting. ($1250)

Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25-28 October 1955), lot 533; Naville IV (17-19 June 1922), lot 184; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, no. 1115.

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136. Rhegion. Circa 420-410 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.01 gm). Lion's scalp facing / ΡΗΓΙΝΟΙ, laureate head of Apollo right; olive branch behind. Herzfelder 62 (D36/R51); S N G ANS 657 (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 696 (same obverse die). Good VF, small Ά ' scratched over lion's right eye and below Apollo's chin. ($2500)

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TRITON II A Nice Nomos of Terina; Ex Jameson Collection

143. Terina. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Nomos (7.84 gm). TEPI left, head of nymph right / Nike seated left on wreathed cippus, holding a wreath in her extended right hand on which a bird is perched. Holloway-Jenkins 95 (this coin). Near EF, hairline flan crack. Very rare variety. ($1500)

140. Terina. Circa 440-425 BC. AR Nomos (7.69 gm). Head of nymph left, wearing ampyx decorated with an olive leaf / [TEPIJNAION, Nike seated left on amphora, holding wreath in extended right hand, caduceus in left. Holloway-Jenkins 11 (this coin); Jameson 467 (this coin). EF, a few small scratches under the toning. ($2500)

144. Terina. Circa 300 BC. AR Third-Nomos (2.40 gm). ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ, head of nymph left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; triskeles behind / Nike seated left on cippus, holding a bird in her right hand; TE monogram to left. Holloway-Jenkins 112 (this coin); SNG ANS 861 (same dies); Dewing 542. Toned V F / V F + . ($200)

Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 467; Hirsch Auktion XVI (December lot 193.

1906),

145. SICILY, Akragas. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Didrachm (8.81 gm). AKRAC-ΑΝΤΟΣ, eagle standing left / Crab. Jenkins, The Coinage of Gela, Group la; SNG ANS 906 (same dies); SNG Lockett 687; Dewing 548 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 1654 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($500)

141. Terina. Circa 425-420 BC. AR Nomos (7.69 gm). Head of nymph right, wearing ampyx decorated with palmettes; Φ behind / TEPINAIOJN], Nike seated right on amphora, holding a caduceus in her right hand, a bird in her left. Holloway-Jenkins 36; SNG ANS 815-816 (same dies); Jameson 475 (same dies). Toned VF. ($300)

142. Terina. Circa 420-400 BC. AR Nomos (7.72 gm). Head of nymph left, wearing ampyx and sphendone; Π behind / Nike seated left on cippus, holding a wreath in her extended right hand on which a bird is perched; Π behind. Holloway-Jenkins 61 (this coin); Jameson 482 (this coin); SNG Fitwilliam 864 (same dies). Toned, nice VF. ($500) 146. Akragas. Circa 480 BC. AR Didrachm (8.69 gm). AK-RA, eagle standing right / Crab; C A I below. Jenkins,The Coinage of Gela, Group IV, pi. 37, 18 (same obverse die); SNG ANS 960 (same dies). Toned EF, overstruck but undertype not identifiable. ($1250)

Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 482; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Hirsch Auktion XV, 29 November 1909), lot 886; Prof. Sir Lucas White-King Collection (Sotheby's, 22-23 April 1909), lot 47.

147. Akragas. Circa 470-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 gm). AKRAC-AHTOI, eagle standing left / Crab; below, Nike flying left and holding wreath. Jameson 502 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 1, 13 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 805 (same dies). VF, surfaces slightly grainy.

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148. Akragas. Circa 470-420 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.14 gm). AKRA[C-A]MTOX, eagle standing left / Crab; flower below. SNG A N S 981 (same obverse die); Jameson 505 (same obverse die). Toned VF. ($750)

149. Akragas. Circa 425-406 BC. JE Hemilitron (14.68 gm). AKRA (weak), eagle right with raised wings, grasping hare / Crab, crayfish and scallop below, six pellets around. Calciati I pg. 165, 10; SNG ANS 1025 (same dies). VF, dark green patina, well centered on a broad flan. ($400)

A Dekadrachm of Akragas! One of Eight Known

150. Akragas. Circa 409-406 BC. A R Dekadrachm (43.04 gm). ΑΚΡΑΓΑΣ, male charioteer (Helios), nude except for a cloak around his back, driving a galloping quadriga left, holding the reins with both hands; a soaring eagle holding a snake in its claws above, crab below / Two eagles standing left, grasping a dead hare in their talons; grasshopper behind. Seltman, " T h e Engravers of the Akragantine Decadrachms", in NumChron 1948, 9 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 2, 9 (same dies); Gulbenkian 168 (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 817; Kraay-Hirmer 179. V F from the standpoint of wear, but there are a few heavy scrapes on the obverse and the flan has been bent by a heavy blow on the chariot and another lighter blow above the horses' heads. One of eight known specimens with only three in private hands, and a true masterpiece of classical art. ($30,000) Ex Numismatica

Ars Classica Auktion 9 (16 April 1996), lot 135; Swiss Bank Corporation

Sale 1 (1977), lot 37.

The symbols most associated with the coinage of Akragas are the eagle and the crab. Sometime after 420 BC, the Akragantines replaced the single eagle with π pair of eagles standing on a hare, the inspiration of which must have come from the Agamemnon of Aeschilos where men saw two eagles, representing Agamemnon and Menelaos, feasting upon a pregnant hare. It has always been believed that the city's dekadrachms were issued to celebrate the victory of an Akragantine, Exainetos, at the Olympic Games in 412 BC. It seems more likely, however, tlwt they were part of the war preparations of Akragas against their enemy Cartlwge shortly before 406 BC. Seltman, in his 1948 Numismatic Chronicle article, demonstrates that the two dies used for the series are the unsigned works of the engravers Myr[on] (the quadriga) and Polyailnos] (the eagles). It has also been suggested that the charioteer may be Helios driving through the sky as the absence of a ground-line and the turning movement of the quadriga seem to support. Known Akragas Dekadrachms: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Munich (Seltman Dies F / η ) Dewing Collection No. 562 (from the Barone Perniisi di Floristella Collection - Dies F / Θ ) British Museum (SNG Lloyd 817 - Dies F / Θ ) Barone Pennisi di Floristella Collection (Dies G / Θ ) Paris - Bibliothèque National (Dies G / © ) Gulbenkian Collection No. 168 (Naro-Canicattini Hoard, 1925 - Dies G / Θ ) Private Collection; Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Sotheby's, 19 June 1990, lot 77 - Dies F / Θ ) The present specimen (Dies G / Θ )

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154. Gela. Circa 4 9 0 / 4 8 5 - 4 8 0 / 4 7 5 BC. AR Didrachm (8.67 gm). Nude horseman galloping right, wearing tall helmet and brandishing spear overhead in right hand / CEΛAΣ above, forepart of manheaded bull right. Jenkins 34A ( 0 1 1 / R 1 5 ' - this coin possibly no. 38); SNG Lockett 758 (same dies). EF. ($2000)

151. Akragas. Circa 409-406 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 gm). ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙ-ΝΟΝ in exergue, Nike driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both; grapevine above / [ΣΤΡΑΤΩΝ], two eagles standing left on dead hare; head of a young horned river-god above front eagle's tail. Seltman, "The Engravers of the Akragantine Decadrachms", NumChron 1948, pg. 4, 12 (dies H / λ ) ; Jameson 511 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 3, 1 (same dies); Dewing 564 (same dies); Gulbenkian 169 (same obverse die). Toned VF, wonderfully engraved dies, very minor porosity on front eagle's head. An affordable example of a masterpiece of Greek art.

155. Gela. Circa 4 9 0 / 4 8 5 - 4 8 0 / 4 7 5 BC. AR Didrachm (8.30 gm). Nude horseman galloping right, wearing tall helmet and brandishing spear overhead in right hand / CEΛAΣ below, forepart of manheaded bull right. Jenkins 6 5 / 1 0 ( 0 2 0 / R 2 8 - this coin); SNG ANS 11 (same dies). Toned V F / G o o d VF. ($750)

($5000)

Ex Maxime Collignon Collection

(Feuardent,

17 December 1919), lot 86.

152. Entella. Circa 344-336 BC. AR Stater (8.21 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Pegasos flying left; 3 below. Pegasi—; apparently unpublished in the major references. Toned, good VF, weak strike in centers. An extremely rare mint for Corinthian type staters. ($1500)

FDC Gela Didrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

156. Gela. Circa 4 8 0 / 4 7 5 - 4 7 5 / 4 7 0 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.16 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ^ Λ Α Σ above, forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 183 ( 0 4 9 / R 1 0 4 ) . Toned VF, horses' heads a little flat. ($750)

157. Gela. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses, palmette with tendrils in exergue / ^ Ε ] Λ Α Σ above, forepart of manheaded bull left. Jenkins 3 6 3 / 7 ( 0 7 1 / R 1 4 6 - this coin); Jameson 584 (same dies). Toned, nice VF. ($750) 153. Gela. Circa 4 9 0 / 4 8 5 - 4 8 0 / 4 7 5 BC. AR Didrachm (8.57 gm). Nude horseman galloping right, brandishing spear overhead in right hand / CE-A-A before, forepart of man-headed bull right. Jenkins 8 ( 0 5 / R 4 ' ) ; Kraay-Hirmer 155 (same dies); Weber 1318 (same obverse die). FDC, perfectly centered. [See color plate 3]. ($6000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

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TRITON II Very Rare Tetradrachm of Gela Featuring Sosipolis

161. Himera. Tyranny of Theron. Circa 483-472 BC. A R Drachm (4.01 gm). Cock standing left / HIME (very faint), crab. S N G ANS 153-154; SNG Lloyd 1013-1014; SNG Lockett 786. Toned VF. ($750) Founded circa 649 BC by settlers from Zankle, Himera was the only Greek colony on the north coast of the island. On evidence of its late 6th century coinage it zvould appear to Iwve enjoyed a high degree of prosperity at this time, despite the relative isolation of its position. As at the other two Chalkidian colonies (Naxos and Zankle), the standard denomination of Himera's archaic coinage was the drachm of about 5.73 grams, being onethird of the Euboeic stater of 17.2 grams. The earliest issues have an elaborate incuse square design on the reverse, but about 520 BC this zvas replaced by a hen, thus complimenting the cock which zvas the constant obverse design. It is generally assumed that the cock zvas the civic 'badge' of Himera, having been adopted in honor of the Euboian city of Karystos, perlwps the original home of many of the first colonists. In 483 BC Himera zvas captured by Theron, tyrant of Akragas, and thereafter the crab of Akragas appeared as the reverse type on the coinage of Himera.

158. Gela. Circa 440-430 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses, CEAOION (retrograde) in exergue / ΣΟΣΙΓΟΛΙΣ (retrograde) above, forepart of man-headed bull right, Sosipolis standing before, holding caduceus and placing wreath on bull's head. Jenkins 371 ( 0 7 4 / R 1 5 0 ) ; S N G ANS 70 (same dies); Jameson 587 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 159 (same dies). Toned VF. ($4000) Sosipolis appears as a male name in Greek texts, but the figure tlwt appears named as such on Geloan coins is clearly female. She Ims been variously identified ivith a water nymph, a Tyche (patron goddess of a city), a Nike (goddess of Victory) and Demeter, and was likely regarded as a multifaceted goddess combining many attributes, a protectress of the city of Gela. Her first appearance is with this issue, crowning the bull of Gela with a zvreath, signaling victory over the native Sikels by a combined Greek army in which Gela played a significant role. Her second and last mention is a more somber occasion, being a plea for divine intervention on an emergency coinage struck as Gela and many other Greek cities in the west and south of Sicily fell to Carthaginian invasion at the end of the 5th century BC.

An Extremely Rare Tetradrachm of Himera

162. Himera. Circa 460 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.40 gm). ΠΕΛΟΥ, Pelops driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; palm branch with fruit in exergue / ΙΜΕΡΑ (retrograde), the nymph Himera standing facing, head turned to the right, her left arm raised to her face, holding out her himation with her right hand. Arnold-Biucchi, "La Monetazione D'Argento Di Himera," in Quaderni Ticinesi XVII (1988), 2b (this coin); GutmannSchwabacher 12; Rizzo pl. 21, 15 (same obverse die); Kraay-Hirmer 67 (same obverse die); cf. SNG Lloyd 1016 (same obverse die, nonretrograde legend). EF. Extremely rare, only one other known exampie from these dies, and only a handful known of the type. ($24,000)

159. Gela. Circa 415-405 BC. TE Tétras (3.58 gm). ΓΕΛΑΣ, bull standing left; barley grain above, three pellets in exergue / ΓΕΛ[ΑΣ], head of river-god right with floating hair, bull's ear in hair; barley grain to left. Calciati III pg. 2 0 , 4 4 ; Jenkins 524 (same dies). EF, attraetive dark green and black patina, smooth surfaces. ($300)

Pelops was the mythical hero who gave his name to the Peloponnese. Pelops won his bride Hippodameia after defeating and killing her father in a chariot race at Olympia. Like other Sicilian issues of the period, this issue zvas probably inspired by the Olympic games and most likely commemorates one or both of the Olympic victories in the foot-race won by Ergoteles of Himera in 472 and 464.

160. Herbessos. Circa 344-336 BC. JE Litra (33.34 gm). Head of Sicily right, wearing wreath of olive leaves / Forepart of a manheaded bull right. Calciati III pg. 252, 4. Near VF, brown and green patina. Rare. ($1000)

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TRITON II Two Exceptional Tetradrachms From Himera

165. K a m a n n a . Circa 425-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.13 gm). Athena driving galloping quadriga left; Nike flying above and placing open wreath on Athena's head, heron flying left in exergue / KAMAPINAI-ON (retrograde), bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Westermark and Jenkins 137 ( 0 3 / R 7 ) ; SNG Lockett 724 (same dies). EF, worn obverse die, a few small traces of hoard patina. ($3000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

163. Himera. Circa 455-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.26 gm). [IJMEPAION in exergue, charioteer driving walking quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer / Himera, standing front, head turned to the left, holding patera in right hand over altar, left hand raised; to right, a satyr bathing in a fountain beneath a lion-headed spout, fourspoked wheel in upper right field. Arnold-Biucchi, "La Monetazione D'Argento Di Himera," in Quaderni Ticinesi XVII (1988), 14 (same dies); Gutmann-Schwabacher 9; Rizzo pl. 21, 11 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1018 (same dies). Near EF, attractive light toning, well centered. Very Rare. ($6000)

Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

166. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.25 gm). Athena driving galloping quadriga left; Nike flying above and placing open wreath on Athena's head, heron flying left in exergue / KAMAPINAI-ON, bearded head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress. Westermark and Jenkins 1 4 0 / 5 ( 0 3 2 / R 6 - this coin); Dewing 578 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 866 (same reverse die); Gulbenkian 173 (same reverse die). Toned, good VF. ($2500) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (27 March 1956), lot 71. Same obverse die as the previous lot, but the die has been reçut.

164. Himera. Circa 409-407 BC. Obverse die signed by the artist MAI. AR Tetradrachm (17.43 gm). The nymph Himera driving unruly quadriga right, holding reins in both hands; Nike flying above, holding wreath and plaque inscribed MAI; sea-monster left in exergue / l-I-[MEP-AION] retrograde, Himera, standing front, head turned to the left, holding patera in right hand over altar, left hand raised; to right, a satyr bathing in a fountain beneath a lion-headed spoilt. Arnold-Biucchi, "La Monetazione D'Argento Di Himera," in Quaderni Ticinesi XVII (1988), 22 (same dies); Gutmann-Schwabacher 20; Rizzo pl. 21, 23 (same dies); Basel 306 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 71 (same dies). Superb EF, lustrous, golden toning around the devices. Exceptionally well struck for this issue, the only soft spot being on Himera's head on the obverse. ($5000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; America Rare Coin Auctions (15-16 Februar\j 1985), lot 577.

167. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.64 gm). Athena driving galloping quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and placing open wreath on Athena's head, grain in exergue / ΚΑΜΑΡΙΝΑΙ-[ΩΝ], youthful head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress; olive sprig with fruit before chin. Westermark and Jenkins 1 4 6 / 1 2 ( 0 7 / R 1 4 - this coin); Jameson 525 (this coin); Kraay-Hirmer 149 (same dies); S N G Munich 402 (same dies). Attractively toned, near EF, finely engraved reverse die. ($6000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 10 (9 April 1997), lot 100; miter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu/Miinzen und Medaillen, 3-4 December 1965), lot 102; R. Jameson Collection, no. 525; Hirsch Auktion 20 (1907), lot 113; Brüder Egger Auktion (28 November 1904), lot 181.

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TRITON II Very Rare Katana Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

168. Kamarina. Circa 425-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.66 gm). K A M - A - P I N A in exergue divided by two amphorae, Athena driving galloping quadriga right; Nike flying above and placing wreath tied with a fillet on Athena's head / Beardless head of Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress; upper part of b o w before. Westermark and Jenkins 152 ( 0 1 0 / R 1 9 ) ; S N G ANS 1204 (same obverse die); Jameson 525 (same dies); Weber 1246 (same dies). Good VF. ($4000)

171. Katana. Circa 460 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.31 gm). River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; fish below to right, branch above / KAT-ANE, Nike wearing long chiton and running left, holding a fillet in her right hand. Randazzo Hoard 50 (this coin); Jameson 1891 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 175 (same dies). EF, slightly flat reverse strike, rusted obverse die. Very rare, fewer than 20 specimens known with the branch on the obverse, of which this is one of the finest. ($7500)

169. Kamarina. Circa 410-405 BC. /E Trias (4.35 gm). KAMARIΝΑΙΩΝ, helmeted head of Athena left / Horse prancing left; grain ear below. Calciati III pg. 69, 42; SNG ANS 1232 variety. Near EF, dark brown patina, large flan. ($400)

Extremely Rare Katana Tetradrachm

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

Same reverse die as the previous lot, only from a slightly later die state with more die rust.

170. Katana. Circa 460 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; fish below to right, bird above / KAT-ANE, Nike wearing long chiton and running left, holding a fillet in her right hand. Rizzo pl. 9, 2 (this coin); Traité pl. 73, 2 (same dies); cf. Randazzo Hoard 48-53 (same reverse die, branch on obverse); cf. Ognina 1923 Hoard, 74 (same obverse die, Nike flying right on reverse). Toned, good VF, possibly overstruck. Extremely rare, only three traceable examples! ($4000)

172. Katana. Circa 450-445 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.27 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding long kentron in right hand, reins in both / KATANAI-O-N, laureate head of Apollo right. SNG ANS 1242; Gulbenkian 178 (same dies); Pozzi 409 (this coin). Toned, near EF, slight double striking. ($3000)

Same reverse die as the next lot.

Ex Bank Leu AG Auktion 18 (5 May 1977), lot 58; Hess-Leu Auktion (27 March 1956), lot 77; Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934), lot 134; Pozzi Collection (Naville 1,14 March 1921), lot 409.

The Sicilian city of Katana (modern Catania) was a Clmlkidian colony founded from Naxos in 729 BC. It was located midway along the eastern coast of the island at the southern extremity of the slopes of Mount Aetna. Its fertile territory was coveted by neighboring Syracuse and in 476 BC the Syracusan tyrant Hieron I removed the population of Katana to the inland city of Leontini. Katana was now given the name of Aetna and re-peopled ivith Syracusan citizens and a group of Dorian mercenaries. On the fall of the Sicilian tyrannies in the late 460's, the alien population was expelled and the former inhabitants of Katana returned from exile in Leontini to reclaim their city, ivhich now reverted to its original name. It seems unlikely that any coinage was produced at Katana prior to the events of 476 BC so any issues bearing the name of the Katanians must postdate the restoration of the original population in 461. This handsome tetradrachm marks the beginning of this coinage and depicts on the obverse the local river-god Amenanos in the guise of a man-headed bull. The spirited figure of Nike holding a diadem appears, like so many Sicilian coin types, to have an agonistic significance.

173. Katana. Circa 445-435 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.32 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both hands / KATANAION, laureate head of Apollo right. SNG ANS 1243 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 18, 8 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($2000) Ex Münzen und Medaillen 34

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174. Katana. Circa 445-435 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.35 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding reins in both hands; Nike flying a b o v e and crowning horses / [KATANAION], laureate head of Apollo right. S N G A N S 1250 (same dies); Jameson 2417 (this coin); S N G Lloyd 895 (same dies). Toned, good VF, strike a little flat on Apollo's head. ($1000) Ex R. Jameson Collection, 1927), lot 713.

no. 2417; Cajaniello

Collection

(Sambon,

177. Leontini. Circa 4 7 6 - 4 6 8 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.14 gm). Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both, N i k e flying a b o v e and crowning horses / Λ Ε Ο Ν Τ Ι I 4 0 M , head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around. S N G A N S 199 (same obverse die); Boehringer 2 (same obverse die); Dewing 619 (same obverse die). Toned, near EF. ($1500)

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Extremely Rare Katana Tetradrachm Signed by Herakleidas 178. Leontini. Circa 476-468 BC. A R D i d r a c h m (8.19 gm). N u d e rider on horseback right / ΛΕ-Ο-Ν-ΤΙ-Ν-Ο-Ν, head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around. S N G A N S 207 (same obverse die); S N G Lockett 793 (same o b v e r s e die); S N G Fitzwilliam 1032 (same dies); De Nanteuil 292 (same dies). Toned EF. ($1500)

A Leontini Tetradrachm After the " D e m a r e t e i o n Master‫״‬

175. Katana. Circa 410 BC. O b v e r s e die signed by Herakleidas. A R Tetradrachm (16.89 gm). Three-quarter facing head of Apollo, slightly left, w e a r i n g wreath of laurel leaves; signature Η Ρ Α Κ Λ Ε Ι ΔΑΣ d o w n w a r d in right field / Charioteer driving racing quadriga right around an Ionic column (meta), holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; N i k e flying above and placing open wreath on charioteer's head; Κ Α Τ Α Ν Α Ι Ω Ν and shrimp in exergue. S N G A N S 1257 (same reverse die); S N G Lloyd 9 0 3 (same reverse die); Gulbenkian 191 (same obverse die) and 193 (same reverse die); Kraay-Hirmer, color plate 3 (same o b v e r s e die). G o o d VF, well centered with light toning. Extremely Rare. ($25,000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 10 (9 April 1997), lot Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 4 (27 February 1991), lot 35.

106;

176. Katana. Circa 4 1 0 BC. Reverse die signed by Choirion. A R D r a c h m (4.14 gm). [ΚΑΤΑ]ΝΑΙΩΝ in exergue, charioteer driving galloping q u a d r i g a right, holding kentron in right hand, reins with left; Nike flying above and placing wreath o n charioteer's head / Α Μ Ε [ Ν Α Ν Ο Σ ] , head of young river-god left w e a r i n g a h o m e d taenia; fish and crayfish before, another fish behind; signature X O I ΡΙΩΝ below. Rizzo pl. 1 4 , 1 4 (this coin); Winterthur 683 (same dies). Toned VF. Apparently only two published specimens! ($750)

179. L e o n t i n i . C i r c a 470-466 B C . A f t e r t h e " D e m a r e t e i o n M a s t e r ‫ ״‬. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.11 g m ) . C h a r i o t e e r d r i v i n g w a l k i n g q u a d r i g a right, h o l d i n g k e n t r o n i n r i g h t h a n d , reins i n left; N i k e f l y i n g above

and c r o w n i n g charioteer, l i o n r u n n i n g r i g h t i n exergue / ΛΕΟ-ΝTIN-O-N, laureate head of Apollo right; three laurel leaves around, lion running right at point of bust. S N G A N S 217 (same dies); Randazzo 89 (this coin); S N G Lloyd 1046 (same dies); D e w i n g 623 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 2 2 , 1 4 (same dies); Gulbenkian 211 (same dies). Lightly toned, g o o d VF. Very Rare. ($7500) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Randazzo Hoard, no. 89.

Auktion

9 (16 April

1996),

lot

164;

R. Ross Holloway discusses the relationship of the Leontini tetradrachms with the masterivorks of the "Demareteion Master" at Syracuse in "Damarete's Lion", ANSMN XI, pp.1-11. He regards them as !works of the same luind, while Carmen Arnold-Biucchi in her work on the Randazzo Hoard sees influence from but not the work of the master, loith the Leontini piece being a few years later and in a more developed realistic style. Setting aside questions of style, could we see a connection of a more direct type? The lion, symbol of Leontini appears regularly on its coinage, twice on this piece. Its sole appearance on Syracusan coinage is seen by Holloway as a royal symbol, Detnarete being of the house of the Emmenids of Leontini. Hozvever, there is no explanation for the double lion on the Leontini tetradrachm. If one is the symbol of the city and its rulers, could the other be the mark of an engraver that produced dies for both cities? Perhaps the Demareteion Master was in fact a native of Leontini.


TRITON II A Superb Leontini Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

182. Leontini. Circa 455-430 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.31 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / LEONTINON, head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around; large lyre below. S N G ANS 243 (same dies); Boehringer 56 (same dies); Jameson 631 (same dies); SNG Lockett 798 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1062 (same dies). Toned, good VF, old scuff on high points of Apollo's hair. ($1250)

183. Leontini. Circa 455-430 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΛΕ-ΟΝΤ-ΙΝ-ΟΝ, head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around; large lyre below. S N G A N S 248 (same dies); Boehringer 67 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 24, 15 (same dies). VF. ($750)

180. Leontini. Circa 455-430 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.24 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / LE-ONTI-NO-N, head of roaring lion right; four barley grains around. SNG ANS 219 (same dies); Boehringer 34 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 22, 15 (same dies); Dewing 624 (same dies). Superb EF. [See color plate 2]. ($5000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

181. Leontini. Circa 455-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.44 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / LEO-N-T-I-NO-N, head of roaring lion right, four barley grains around. SNG A N S 245 (same dies); Boehringer 46 (same dies); S N G Lockett 798 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 23, 7 (same dies); Gulbenkian 218 (same dies). Lightly toned EF. ($2500)

184. Leontini. Circa 425 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.15 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / LEO-N-TI-NON, head of roaring lion left, three barley grains around; bay leaf behind. S N G ANS 257 (same dies); Boehringer 55 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 24, 4 (same dies). Lustrous EF, well centered, a very early die state with minimal die break. ($2000)

Ex Adolph Hess AG Auktion (14 April 1954), lot 53.

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Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.


TRITON II An Exceptional Zankle Drachm; Ex Lewis Collection

185. Leontini. Circa 425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.42 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / LEO-N-TI-NON, head of roaring lion left, three barley grains around; bay leaf behind. SNG ANS 257 (same dies); Boehringer 55 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 24, 4 (same dies). EF, light scratches on neck. ($1500)

188. Zankle-Messana. Circa 500 BC. AR Drachm DANKLE, dolphin left within sickle-shaped harbor / incuse square with scallop shell in center. SNG ANS Lockett 814. Attractively toned, near EF. Choice flan.

(5.73 gm). Nine part 298ff; SNG ($5000)

From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

186. Leontini. Circa 425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.85 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / LEO-N-TI-NON, head of roaring lion left, three barley grains around; bay leaf behind. SNG ANS 257 (same dies); Boehringer 55 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 24, 4 (same dies). Lustrous, superb EF, well struck. ($1500)

The Chalkidian colony of Zankle acquired its name from its sickle-shaped harbor. Zankle found itself betrayed by a group of Samian refugees in 493 BC, who had been invited to settle nearby after Santos fell to the Persians. They chose instead to seize the undefended city itself. It became Messana around 489 BC, when Anaxilas of Rhegion suppressed the Samian rulers and renamed the city after his homeland of Messene.

187. Leontini. Circa 339-337 BC. AR Stater (8.55 gm). Pegasos flying left / ΛΕΟΝΉΝΟ[Ν], helmeted head of Athena right, barley grain behind. SNG ANS 269 (same dies); Boehringer 77 (this coin); Pegasi II pg. 621, 1 / 4 (same dies). Near EF, attractively toned. Very Rare. ($1000)

189. Zankle-Messana. Circa 500 BC. AR Drachm DANKLE, dolphin left within sickle-shaped harbor / incuse square with scallop shell in center. SNG ANS Lockett 814. VF, usual porosity.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 9 (16 April 1996), lot 170; Barone Perniisi di Floristella Collection.

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(4.87 gm). Nine part 298ff; SNG ($1250)

190. Messana. Circa 460-456 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm). Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding reins with both hands; bay leaf with fruit in exergue, Nike flying above and crowning horses / MESSE-H-IOM, hare springing right, large A above. Caltabiano 297.1 (D133/R123 - this coin); SNG ANS 329. Toned VF. ($600)

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191. Messana. Circa 455-451 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding reins with both hands; bay leaf with fruit in exergue, Nike flying above and crowning horses / ME22A-NION, hare springing right, large D below. Caltabiano 333.5 ( D 1 4 9 / R 1 3 8 - this coin); Randazzo Hoard 215-222 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($750) Ex Numismatik

194. Messana. Circa 420-413 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.51 gm). ΜΕΣΣ-ΑΝΑ, standing charioteer driving walking biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both / ΜΕΣ-Σ-Α-ΝΙΟ-Ν, hare springing right; dolphin below. Caltabiano 517 ( D 2 0 6 / R 1 9 7 ) ; S N G ANS 356 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 1097 (same dies); S N G Copenhagen 399 (same dies). VF. ($1250)

Lanz Auktion (1983), lot 101.

195. Messana. Circa 412-408 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.04 gm). Standing charioteer driving walking biga left, holding reins with both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, two dolphins in exergue / ΜΕΣ-Σ-ΑΝ-ΙΟΝ (retrograde), hare springing left; head of Pan below. Caltabiano 605.3 ( D 2 1 7 / R 2 3 7 - this coin); SNG A N S 370 (same dies); Ognina 1923 Hoard, 147 (same dies). Near EF. ($2500)

192. Messana. Circa 445-439 BC. A R Drachm (4.14 gm). Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding reins with both hands; bay leaf with fruit in exergue, Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΜΕΣΣΑ-14ΙΟΜ, hare springing right; all within laurel wreath. Caltabiano 388.6 ( D 1 7 5 / R 1 6 8 - this coin); Jameson 651 (this coin); S N G Lockett 820 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 27, 11 (same dies). Toned VF. ($750) Ex R. Jameson

Collection,

no. 651; Sir Arthur J. Evans

Collection.

Exceptional Messana Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

Messana Tetradrachm Overstruck On An Athenian Tetradrachm

196. Messana. Circa 412-408 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.26 gm). Standing charioteer driving walking biga left, holding reins with both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, two dolphins in exergue / ΜΕΣ-Σ-[ΑΝ]-ΙΟΝ (retrograde), hare springing left; head of Pan below. Caltabiano 608 ( D 2 1 8 / R 2 3 7 - this coin); Jameson 654 (same dies); Gulbenkian 224 (same dies); Weber 1426 (same dies). Attractively toned EF. ($5000)

193. Messana. Circa 438-434 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.28 gm). Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; bay leaf with fruit in exergue, Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΜΕΣΣΑ-Μ-ΙΟΜ, hare springing right. Caltabiano 417 (D178/R170). Lightly toned EF, overstruck on an Athenian Tetradrachm. ($2500) Ex Numismatica

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ars Classica Auktion 10 (9 April 1997), lot 118.

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Ex Orme Leivis Sr.

Collection.


TRITON II

197. Messana. Circa 411-409 BC. AR Drachm (3.75 gm). [ΠΕΛΩΡΙΑΣ] wreathed head of Pelorias left; A behind, dolphin below / ΦΕΡΑ-ΙΜΩΝ, nude warrior walking right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and carrying a large round shield and a spear. Caltabiano 6 4 5 / 2 (D232/R260 - this coin); Jameson 658 (this coin). Toned VF, reverse graffiti. Very Rare. ($750) Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 658; Sir Arthur J. Evans

198. Motya. Circa 415/410-405 BC. A R Didrachm (8.36 gm). Dog standing right, plant below / Female head right wearing ampyx; ivy leaf behind, Punic legend 'mtv' before. Jenkins, SNR 50, 2 6 / 4 (dies 0 1 2 / R 1 6 - this coin); Jameson 666 (this coin); De Luynes 1046 (same dies). Toned VF. ($750) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (27 March 1956), lot 128; R. Jameson Collection, no. 666; Strozzi Collection (Galerie Sangiorgi, 15-22 April 1907), lot 1344.

Collection.

Two Exceptional Archaic Naxos Drachms

199. Naxos. Circa 550-530 BC. AR Drachm (5.12 gm). Bearded head of Dionysos left, crowned with ivy / HAX-IOW reading left to right, bunch of grapes with two leaves in relief. Cahn 2 (V2/R1). Good VF, dark toning, very slight double striking. Extremely Rare, the 5th known example of this type and apparently the finest in private ownership. ($15,000) Naxos, the oldest Greek settlement in Sicily, was probably also the first to institute coinage. Calm has suggested a date of circa 550 BCfor the first issue, while Kraay has argued for a date closer to 530 BC. In either case, the coinage was remarkable at this early date for having fully developed types on both sides. The designs of Dionysos and a grape cluster celebrate the main source of Naxos'prosperity, the production of wine from grapes grown on the fertile slopes of Mt. Etna. This earliest coinage of Naxos, engraved in elegant style and bold relief, is notably superior in artistry to the later arcluiic drachms usually encountered. The diagnostics of this very first issue, which is marked by an exuberant yet delicate head of Dionysos, are an ethnic, NAX-ION, written left to right (later changed to retrograde and then even later again changed back) and grape leaves rendered in relief (later changed to an outline). In this group ofNaxian coinage, Cahn has catalogued a total of 56 archaic drachms, including just four examples of this initial type.

200. Naxos. Circa 550-530 BC. AR Drachm (5.10 gm). Bearded head of Dionysos left, crowned with ivy / NAX-ION reading right to left, bunch of grapes with two outlined leaves. Cf. Cahn 4-5 (dies not listed). Good VF, lightly toned. Very Rare as a type and the only known specimen from these dies! [See color plate 3]. ($15,000) Very similar in style to Cahn 4 and 5, and probably engraved by the same hand. The main differences the ear; Reverse - the leaves join the tendrils in the centers of the curve, not the outside edges.

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in the dies are: Obverse - the position of the leaf over


TRITON II

A Masterpiece of Greek Coinage

201. Naxos. Circa 460 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.31 gm). Wreathed and bearded head of Dionysos right / N-AXI-ON, nude and ithyphallic Silenos squatting facing, head left, holding kantharos in right hand, leaning on left hand. Cahn 54 (V39/R45); Arnold-Biucchi, A N S N S 18, 231 (this coin); S N G A N S 515; S N G Lloyd 1150; SNG Lockett 840; Gulbenkian 230-231; Jenkins 673; S N G Fitzwilliam 1108; Kraay-Hirmer 6; (all references same dies). Choice EF, lightly toned, perfectly centered. Struck from an earlier die state with only a trace of the die break under the nose. O n e of the most celebrated coins from antiquity, a true masterpiece. [See color plate 2]. ($125,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Bowers <& Ruddy Galleries, Masterpieces

of Ancient Coinage, lot 4.

Although never a place of political importance, the city of Naxos was, nevertheless, the earliest of Hie Greek colonies in Sicily, having been founded from Chalkis about 735 BC by a contingent of settlers many of whom we may assume had originated from the Aegean island of that name. Moreover, Naxos was the mother-city of two more celebrated Sicilian communities, those of Leontini and Katana. In 476, the population of Naxos was removed to Leontini by Hieron of Syracuse. They returned home 15 years later in 461 and this tetradrachm may have been struck to celebrate that event. Known from only one pair of dies, this is one of tlie most celebrated numismatic masterpieces of 5 th century Sicily and it is probably from the same hand as the engraver of the unique Aetna tetradrachm in the Brussels cabinet. Nearly 75 separate examples are traceable today and this has to be one of the finest examples known.

202. Naxos. Circa 420-415 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.89 gm). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing taenia decorated with an ivy branch / NAHION, nude and bearded Silenos squatting right on rocks, head left, holding kantharos in right hand and thrysos in left; ivy branch behind. Cahn 103 (V66/R85); Rizzo pl. 38, 19 (same dies); SNG Lockett 843 (same dies); S N G Copenhagen 493 (same dies). Lightly toned VF. A very attractive example of this handsome coin. ($10,000) This later version of the Naxos tetradrachm, belonging to the closing decades of the 5th century, brings a more refined approach to its subject in line with the artistic developments taking place at other Sicilian mints.

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TRITON II Final Tetradrachm Issue of Naxos

207. Panormos. Circa 360-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.23 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses, Punic legend 'sys' in exergue / Head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, ampyx in hair; three dolphins swimming around. Jenkins SNR 50, 4 4 / 2 ( 0 1 2 / R 3 7 - this coin); Weber 1478 (same dies). Lightly toned, good VF. ($1000)

203. Naxos. Circa 410-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.65 gm). ΝΑΞΙΩ[Ν], wreathed head of Dionysos right / Nude and bearded Silenos seated left on wine skin, head left, holding kantharos in right hand and ivy branch in left; half empty wine skin draped over left leg, ivy branch before. Cahn 106 (V69/R88); Jameson 678 (same dies); Gulbenkian 233 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 12 (same dies). Lightly toned, good VF, reverse slightly double struck. Very Rare. ($30,000)

Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (16 April 1957), lot 137.

Naxos, like its daughter-city Katana, was destroyed by Dionysios of Syracuse in 404 BC and was subsequently eclipsed by the neighboring community of Tauromenion. This is the last tetradrachm issue from Naxos before its destruction.

208. Segesta. Circa 480-461 BC. AR Didrachm (8.17 gm). Hound standing left; barley grain above / ΣΕΓΕΣΤΑΙΙΒ (retrograde), archaic-styled head of the nymph Segesta left, wearing loop earring and necklace, single band in hair. S N G ANS 636 (same reverse die); SNG Lloyd 1167 (same reverse die); Rizzo pl. 61, 4 (same reverse die). Attractively toned, nice VF, well centered. ($1000)

204. Naxos. Circa 410-403 BC. A R Hemidrachm (1.76 gm). Diademed head of the river-god Assinos left / ΝΑΞ1ΩΝ, nude and bearded Silenos squatting left, holding kantharos in right hand. Cahn 126 (V77/R103). Toned, good VF, surfaces a little rough. Rare. ($750)

209. Segesta. Circa 480-461 BC. AR Didrachm (8.36 gm). Hound standing right sniffing ground; double exergual line / ΣΕΓΕΣΤΑΙΙB, archaic-styled head of the nymph Segesta right, wearing loop earring and necklace, single band in hair. Weber 1502 (same dies). VF, dark toning. ($750)

205. Panormos. Circa 410-400 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΠΑΜΟΡ[ΜΙΤΙΚΟΝ], laureate head of Apollo right. Jenkins SNR 50, 6 ( 0 2 / R 6 ) ; BMC Sicily pg. 1 2 1 , 1 (same dies); De Luynes 1074 (same obverse die). Lightly toned VF. ($1000)

210. Segesta. Circa 415 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.68 gm). EVESTAIO[N] in exergue, Segesta driving a slow quadriga right, holding kentron at her side in her right hand, reins in her left hand; Nike flying above and crowning Segesta / ΣΕΏΣΤΑ-[Ι-Ι]-Β, young, nude huntsman right, with cap slung over shoulder and chlamys over left arm, resting left foot on rock; hound at his feet sniffing. Lederer 1 / b (this coin); Mildenberg, " K i m o n in the Manner of Segesta," in Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Numismatics, pi. 11, 14 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 61, 18. Toned VF, small patches of horn silver on both sides. Very Rare. ($1000)

206. Panormos. Circa 400-390 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.11 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, swan flying left in exergue / Head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; three dolphins swimming around. Jenkins SNR 50, 37 ( 0 1 0 / R 3 1 ) ; Rizzo pl. 6 5 , 1 3 (same dies); Jameson 731 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF. ($1500)

Ex Barone Pennisi di Floristella 41

Collection.


TRITON II

211. S e l i n o s . Circa 5 4 0 / 5 3 0 - 5 1 0 BC. A R D i d r a c h m (8.66 gm). Seiinon leaf, pellet o n either side of stem / Incuse square divided into ten sections. Arnold-Biucchi et al., " A Greek Archaic Silver H o a r d from Selinus,‫ ״‬i n ANSMN 33, 23 (same reverse die); S N G A N S 667. T o n e d , n e a r EF.

212.

($600)

S e l i n o s . C i r c a 500-480 B C . A R D i d r a c h m (8.71 g m ) . S e i i n o n

leaf / Ε-Ε-Λ-Ι, seiinon leaf in incuse square. S N G A N S 685; S N G Lloyd 1213. Toned, good VF, w e a k obverse. ($400) Ex Cabrici

215. S e l i n o s . Circa 4 1 7 - 4 0 9 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Artemis driving quadriga left, Apollo beside her d r a w i n g b o w ; wreath above, shrimp in exergue, H (signature?) b e l o w horses / ΣΕΛ-ΙΝΟΝΤ-ΙΟΝ, n u d e figure of river-god Selinos standing left, sacrificing from phiale over lighted altar in right h a n d a n d holding branch in left; rooster o n altar, bull on wreathed basis a n d seiinon leaf to right; small figure (Eros?) in a square tablet a b o v e seiinon leaf, fish in exergue. S c h w a b a c h e r 39 (same dies); D e w i n g 682 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 1238 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 33, 10 ( s a m e reverse die). Toned VF. ($1500) Ex Hess-Leu

Auktion

(27 March 1956), lot 147.

Collection.

An Exceptional Tetradrachm of Selinos 213. S e l i n o s . Circa 460-440 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.64 gm). ΣΕΛΙN 0 - N T I - [ 0 ] N retrograde, A r t e m i s driving quadriga left, Apollo b e s i d e h e r d r a w i n g b o w / Σ - Ε Λ Ι Ν - [ 0 ] Σ , n u d e figure of river-god Selinos w a l k i n g left, holding phiale over canopied altar in right hand and b r a n c h in left; rooster on altar, bull on basis and seiinon leaf to right. S c h w a b a c h e r 5 (same dies); S N G A N S 688 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 1223 ( s a m e dies); Rizzo pl. 31, 10 (same dies). Lightly toned VF. ($1500)

216. S e l i n o s . Circa 417-409 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.34 gm). Apollo and Artemis in galloping quadriga right, A p o l l o holding reins; wreath above, [ Σ ] Ε Λ Ι Ν Ο Ν Τ Ι Ο Ν a n d grain ear in exergue / N u d e figure of river-god Selinos standing left, sacrificing from phiale over lighted altar in right hand a n d holding b r a n c h in left; rooster on altar, bull o n basis and small seiinon leaf to right; fish in exergue. S c h w a b a c h e r 45 (same dies); S N G L l o y d 1240 (same obverse die); Rizzo pl. 33, 11 (same obverse die); Basel 411 (same obverse die). EF. Beautiful dies. ($12,500) 214. S e l i n o s . Circa 440-420 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Artemis driving quadriga left, Apollo beside her drawing bow; grain in exergue / Σ Ε - Λ Ι Ν Ο Ν - Τ - Ι - [ Ο Ν ] , river-god Selinos standing left, drapery around waist h u n g over left arm, sacrificing from phiale over lighted altar in right h a n d and holding b r a n c h in left; rooster on altar, bull on basis and seiinon leaf to right; letter A incuse on basis on w h i c h the bull stands. S c h w a b a c h e r 20 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 1233 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 31, 19 (same dies); S N G A N S 693 (same reverse die). G o o d VF, obverse die rust. ($2000)


TRITON II A Stunning Syracusan Tetradrachm

Rare & Attractive Syracusan Tetradrachm

217. Syracuse. Circa 510-500 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.22 gm). XVRAQO-ZION, charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding reins with both hands / Quadripartite incuse square, with central medallion bearing Archaic head of Arethusa left. Boehringer 10 (V8/R6); SNG ANS 2 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF, perfectly centered and well struck. [See color plate 3]. ($10,000)

219. Syracuse. Circa 484-483 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.37 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ZVRA?OIION, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 39 (V26/R23); De Nanteuil 319 (same dies); S N G ANS 7 (same obverse die). EF, well struck and very attractive. Very rare die combination, only three specimens cited by Boehringer. [See color plate 3]. ($7500)

From The Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Leweis Sr. Collection; und Medaillen Vente Publique 64 (30 January, 1984), lot 34.

Münzen

220. Syracuse. Circa 484-483 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.65 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / I V R A Κ-ΟΣΙ-ΟΝ, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 44 (V26/R28); Jameson 742 (same dies). VF, well centered. Struck from the same obverse die as lot 219, which now shows signs of die rust and wear. ($600)

218. Syracuse. Circa 510-500 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.52 gm). IVRAQO-ZION, charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding reins with both hands / Quadripartite incuse square, with central medallion bearing Archaic head of Arethusa left. Boehringer 17 (V13/R8); Jameson 735 (same dies). Toned, nice VF. ($7500)

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TRITON II Pedigreed Syracusan Drachm

221. Syracuse. Circa 482-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.15 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses / I V R ΑΚ-ΟΣΙ-ΟΝ, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 66 (V32/R44); Pozzi 544 (same dies). Attractively toned VF, on a broad flan. ($1000)

225. Syracuse. Circa 470 BC. AR Drachm (4.31 gm). Nude rider on horseback, trotting right / Σνί^ΑΚΟΣΙΟ-Ν, diademed head of Arethusa right. Boehringer 357.3 (V177/R250 - this example used to illustrate the dies); Jameson 749 (this coin); SNG Lloyd 1299 (same dies); Weber 1572 (same dies). Toned EF. ($2000) Ex Münzen und Medaillen Vente Publique 68 (15 April, 1986), lot 148; Walter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu/Miinzen und Medaillen, 3-4 December 1965), lot 145; R. Jameson Collection, no. 749; Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection.

222. Syracuse. Circa 480-475 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.08 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses / XVRAΚΟΣΙΟ-Μ, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 166 (V73/R115); SNG ANS 51 (same dies); SNG Lockett 888 (same dies). Attractively toned, good VF. ($1000)

226. Syracuse. Circa 466-460 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.04 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue / Σν-ΙίΑΚ-ΟΣΙΟ-Ν, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 408 (V211/R288); SNG ANS 128 (same dies). EF, attractive dark gray toning with golden iridescence around devices. ($2500)

223. Syracuse. Circa 480-475 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.28 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΣVR-AΚ-ΟΣΙ-Ο-Ν, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 183 (V81/R126); Weber 1557 (same dies). Lightly toned EF, slightly rough. ($1500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

224. Syracuse. Circa 475-470 BC. By the "Demareteion Master". AR Tetradrachm (16.92 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in left hand, reins with both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / Σν-ΙΜ-ΚΟΣΙ-Ο-Ν, laureate head of Arethusa right within linear circle, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 390 (V198/R272); Traité pl. 74, 13 (same dies). Lightly toned Fine. ($1000)

227. Syracuse. Circa 466-460 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.04 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, ketos right in exergue / ΣνΗΑΚΟ-ΣΙ-ΟΝ, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 436 (V233/R312); SNG ANS 135 (same obverse die); Weber 1566 (same dies). EF, overstruck but undertype not identifiable. [See color plate 3]. ($5000) 44


TRITON II 231. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.99 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, ketos right in exergue / I V R A K O I I O N , diademed head of Arethusa right, hair bound down back of neck with cord, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 489 (V258/R351); SNG ANS 156 (same dies); SNG Lockett 927-928 (same dies); Pozzi 576 (same dies). VF. ($750)

228. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.45 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue / I V R A K O I I O N , diademed head of Arethusa right, hair twisted around diadem; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer — ( V 2 6 0 / R 3 5 7 - unlisted die pairing). Toned EF. ($5000)

232. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.33 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue / XVPAKO-XI-O-N, head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 537 (V274/R376); S N G ANS 174 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1324 (same dies); Dewing 805 (same dies). EF. ($2500) 229. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.30 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue / XVRAKOII-O-N, diademed head of Arethusa right; four dolphins around swimming clockwise. Boehringer 482 (V257/R345); SNG ANS 150 (same dies). Near EF, small scratch on cheek. Very rare die combination, only one specimen cited by Boehringer. ' ($2500)

233. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.13 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue / ZVPAKOZI-ON, head of Arethusa right, hair tied with fillet and held in a bun at the back of the neck, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 571 (V287/R391); SNG A N S 184 (same dies); Dewing 811 (same dies). EF. ($3000)

230. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, ketos right in exergue / SVRAKOZ-I-O-N, diademed head of Arethusa right, hair bound down back of neck with cord, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 487 (V258/R349); S N G A N S 155 (same dies); S N G Lockett 925 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1316 (same dies). EF, die break on obverse. ($3000)

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234. Syracuse. Circa 460-440 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.86 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses, ketos right in exergue, barley grain under horses / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ, head of Arethusa right, hair bound with a taenia, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 594 (V293/R397); SNG ANS 191-192 (same dies); Jameson 771 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1336 (same dies).Toned VF. ($1250)

237. Syracuse. Circa 430-420 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΣΥΡΑΚΟ[Σ‫־‬ΙΟΝ], head of Arethusa right, hair tied with ribbon over head, surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Boehringer 675 (V338/R462); Dewing 827 (same reverse die). VF. ($500)

235. Syracuse. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.79 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, ketos left in exergue / ΣνΡΑΚΟΣΙ-ΟΝ, head of Arethusa right, hair drawn up over head into a korymbos, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise. Boehringer 604 (V296/R410); SNG Lockett 948 (same dies); Jameson 775 (same dies). Toned EF from the standpoint of wear, but the strike is uneven, the obverse is double struck and the flan is a little ragged. [See color plate 3]. ($2500)

238. Syracuse. Circa 420 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.57 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ-ΟΝ, head of Arethusa right, hair in sphendone, surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Boehringer 703 (V345/R481). Lightly toned, V F / E F , an attractive one-sided coin that has to be one of the finest known examples of Boehringer reverse die 481. ($750)

Very Rare Syracusan Tetradrachm; Reverse Die By Eumenos

236. Syracuse. Circa 430-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.46 gm). Charioteer driving walking quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning horses / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ, head of Arethusa right, wearing ampyx and sakkos decorated with meander pattern, surrounded by four dolphins. Boehringer 644 (V327/R443); SNG ANS 209 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1350 (same dies). Near EF and one of the finest known examples of this die combination! ($2500)

239. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Reverse die signed b y Eumenos. AR Tetradrachm (17.31 gm). Charioteer driving racing quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer / ![VPAKOZIOH], head of Arethusa left, wearing ampyx which is inscribed E V M H / M O V in two lines, surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 6 ( V 3 / R 4 ) . Lightly toned, near EF, traces of overstriking visible on the obverse. Very rare die combination, only one specimen cited by Tudeer. [See color plate 3]. ($5000)

Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (16 April 1957), lot 99.

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240. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Unsigned dies by Eumenos. Charioteer driving racing quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer / Σν1-Α-)10-Σ-Ι0Ν, head of Arethusa left, surrounded by four dolphins swimming counter-clockwise. Tudeer 20a (V8/R13 - this coin); SNG ANS 257 (same dies); SNG Lockett 960 (same dies); Jameson 790 (same dies). Toned, good VF, two old light scratches on cheek. ($1250) Ex F.S. Benson Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 3-11 1909), lot 322; Von Wotoch Collection.

242. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Obverse die signed by Euainetos, reverse die signed by Eumenos. AR Tetradrachm (17.25 gm). Charioteer driving racing quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and holding wreath on which is hung a tablet inscribed EYAIN/ETO in two lines, two dolphins in exergue / Σ[ΥΡΑ-ΚΟΣΙΩΝ], head of Arethusa left, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; signature EVMEMOV under truncation of neck. Tudeer 43s (V14/R25 - this coin); SNG ANS 270 (same dies); SNG Lockett 967 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1380 (same dies); Dewing 845 (same dies). Toned, good VF, small spot of encrustation on the obverse. ($4000)

February,

Ex Barone Perniisi di Floristella

Syracusan Tetradrachm By Eumenos

Collection.

Magnificent Syracusan Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

241. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Obverse and reverse dies signed by Eumenos. AR Tetradrachm (17.25 gm). Charioteer driving racing quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, two dolphins in exergue; signature ΕΥ under horses / ΣνΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΜ, head of Arethusa left, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; signature EV under truncation of neck. Tudeer 27h (V10/R18 - this coin used to illustrate the reverse die); SNG ANS 260 (same dies); SNG Lockett 962 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1369 (same dies); Forrer, Notes sur Les Signatures de Graveurs sur les Monnaies Grecques (Brussels, 1906), pg. 149 (this coin illustrated). Toned, near EF, very attractive. ($4000) 243. Syracuse. Circa 415-405 BC. Obverse die signed by Euth(ymos?), reverse die signed by Eumenos. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Nike driving galloping quadriga right, holding reins in both hands, another Nike flying above and crowning the first Nike; in exergue Skylla holding trident over shoulder, dolphin behind, fish before, signature ΕΥΘ / ΣνΡΑΚΟ-ΣΙΩΝ, wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing a necklace with a lion's head pendant, wreath composed of grain ears, acorn and a poppy, surrounded by four doVphins swimming clockwise; signature EVM under truncation of neck. Tudeer 46 (V15/R28); SNG ANS 273 (same dies); SNG Lockett 968 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1381 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer 103 (same dies). EF, lightly toned, obverse slightly double struck. Magnificent dies. [See color plate 4], ($15,000)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 10 (9 April 1997), lot 141; Hess-Leu Auktion (2 April 1958), lot 86; j. Pierpont Morgan Collection (catalogue published by Wayte Raymond, 1953), pg. 20, 145; H. Osborne O'Hagan Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 4-9 May 1908), lot 211; Bunbury Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15-23 June 1896), lot 442.

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TRITON II 245. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Dekadrachm (43.24 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected b y a horizontal spear, [ΑΘΛΑ] below / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Jongkees, " T h e Kimonian Decadrachms", 8i (dies Β / η this coin); Pozzi 611. Toned VF, moderate obverse die rust, reverse die breaks. ($12,500)

An Exceptional Kimon Dekadrachm; Ex Spencer-Churchill Collection

Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (2 April 1958), lot 94; J. Pierpont Morgan Collection (catalogue published by Wayte Raymond, 1953), pg. 22, no. 161; Martinetti and Nervegna (Sambon-Canessa, Rome, 18 November 1907), lot 769.

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A Notable Syracusan Dekadrachm

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244. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Reverse die signed by Kimon. AR Dekadrachm (43.31 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, [ΑΘΛΑ] below / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣ-1ΩΝ, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming, signature ΚΙΜΩΝ on dolphin below neck truncation. Jongkees, "The Kimonian Decadrachms", 5c ( Α / ε - this coin); S N G Spencer-Churchill 56 (this coin); Jameson 1920 (same dies); Gulbenkian 304 (same dies). Beautifully toned EF, moderate obverse die rust (as always on this die combination), well centered with a very strong signature. [See color plate 4]. ($40,000) Ex Capt. E.G. Spencer-Churchill Collection (Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933), lot 763; Ars Classica XII (27 June 1928), lot 947; Von Schennis Collection (Hirsch Auktion 3 3 , 1 9 1 3 ) , lot 461. 246. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Dekadrachm (43.03 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected b y a horizontal spear, ΑΘΛΑ below / ΣΥΡΑΚ-ΟΣΙΩ, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Jongkees, " T h e Kimonian Decadrachms", 12 (dies C / λ ) ; SNG ANS 360 (same dies); Gulbenkian 309 (same dies). Toned EF, scuff on neck and small bump on nose. ($25,000)

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TRITON II A Magnificent Syracusan Dekadrachm Signed By Euainetos

247. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Signed reverse die of Euainetos. AR Dekadrachm (42.76 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, [ΑΘΛΑ] below / Σ Υ - Ρ Α - Κ - Ο Σ - Ι Ω Ν above, wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; [EY]-A[INE] below lower dolphin. Gallatin obv. R.III / rev. C.II; SNG ANS 363 (same dies); Dewing 876-878 (same dies); Rizzo pl. 54, 8 (same dies). Near EF, light corrosion spots, particularly in front of the horses. ($15,000) Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Winter Mail Bid Sale (18 December 1987), lot 107 (this coin illustrated on the cover); Numismatic Fine Arts Auction VI (27-28 February 1979), lot 77.

249. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Signed reverse die of Euainetos. AR Dekadrachm (43.08 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, ΑΘΛΑ below / [ΣΥ-Ρ]Α-Κ-[ΟΣ-ΙΩ]Ν above, wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; EYΑΙΝΕ below lower dolphin. Gallatin obv. R.IX / rev. C.XVI. Toned EF, with no die rust. Bold signature. Exceptional. [See color plate 2], ($40,000)

248. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Signed reverse die of Euainetos. AR Dekadrachm (42.67 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, [ΑΘΛΑ] below / ΣΥ-ΡΑ-ΚΟ-ΣΙΩΝ above, wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; [EY-A]INE below lower dolphin. Gallatin obv. R.VI / rev. C.XIII; Dewing 891-892 (same dies). EF, very clean obverse with no die rust. ($20,000)

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXVII (4-5 December 1991), lot 30; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 54.

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253. Syracuse. Circa 405 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.02 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, grain ear in exergue / [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣ1ΩΝ], head of Arethusa left, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 74 (V26/R51); Jameson 838 (same dies); SNG Lockett 974 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1390 (same dies); Gulbenkian 289 (same dies). Toned VF. ($1000)

250. Syracuse. Circa 405-400 BC. Signed reverse die of Euainetos. A R Dekadrachm (43.41 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer; below heavy exergual line: a military harness, shield, greaves, cuirass and Attic helmet all connected by a horizontal spear, [ΑΘΛΑ] b e l o w / [ Σ Υ - Ρ - Α - Κ - Ο Σ Ι Ω Ν ] above, wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; large pellet under chin. Gallatin obv. R.XXI / rev. J.I. Good VF, moderate obverse die rust. ($7500)

Syracusan Tetradrachm; Reverse Die By Parmenides

251. Syracuse. Circa 405 BC. AV 20 Litrae - Tetradrachm (1.15 gm). ΣΥΡΑ, head of a young Herakles left, wearing lion's skin headdress; linear border / Quadripartite incuse square; small female head in deeper incuse circle, Σ - Υ - Ρ - Α in each quarter. SNG ANS 351-354; Rizzo pl. 48, 7. EF, light double striking, obverse pin pricks. ($1250)

A Pedigreed Syracusan Tetradrachm 254. Syracuse. Circa 405 BC. Reverse die signed by Parmenides. AR Tetradrachm (17.31 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron and reins in left hand, right hand raised; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, grain ear in exergue / [ΣΥΡΑ]ΚΟΣΙΩΝ, head of Arethusa left, wearing ampyx and sphendone, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; signature ΠΑΡΜΕ under truncation of neck. Tudeer 77 (V27/R49); Jameson 836 (same dies); S N G Lockett 976 (same dies). Near EF, attractive. ($7500) Ex Numismatic

252. Syracuse. Circa 405 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.35 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, grain ear in exergue / [ΣΥΡ-]Α-ΚΟΣ-ΙΩ[-Ν], head of Arethusa right, wearing ampyx and sphendone decorated with stars, surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 63h (V22/R41 - this coin); Jameson 839 (this coin); SNG Lockett 973 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1386 (same dies); Gulbenkian 285 (same dies). Attractively toned, near EF, traces of overstriking visible on the obverse, diagnostic die break on cheek. ($5000)

Fine Arts Auction XXVII (4-5 December

1991), lot 28.

255. Syracuse. Circa 405 BC. Reverse die signed by Parmenides. AR Tetradrachm (16.69 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron and reins in left hand, right hand raised; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, grain ear in exergue / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣ1ΩΝ, head of Arethusa left, wearing ampyx and sphendone, surrounded by four dolphins swimming; signature ΠΑΡ[ΜΕ] under truncation of neck. Tudeer 77 (V27/R49); Jameson 836 (same dies); S N G Lockett 976 (same dies). V F + from the standpoint of wear, obverse die starting to show signs of wear, and the reverse is rough. ($1500)

Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 839; Brüder Egger Auktion (7 January 1908), lot 108; Comte de Du Chastel Collection (Rollin & Feuardent, 26 May 1889), lot 79. 50


TRITON II A Second Exceptional Syracusan Tetradrachm

256. Syracuse. Circa 405-395 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, dolphin swimming left in exergue / Σ - [ Υ - Ρ Α Κ - 0 - Σ Ι - Ω Ν ] , head of Arethusa left, large band in hair from under which hair flows upward and backward in flame-like locks (but meant to depict her beneath the water), surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 98 (dies V 3 5 / R 7 1 ) ; SNG ANS 300 (same dies); Jameson 809 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1407 (same dies); Gulbenkian 298 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($2000)

258. Syracuse. Circa 400-395 BC. In the style of Euainetos. AR Tetradrachm (17.18 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, ΙΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ[Ν] in exergue / Wreathed head of Persephone-Kore left, wearing triple-pendant earring and a pearl necklace, large pellet before neck; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 106a ( V 3 7 / R 7 3 - this coin illustrated); Jameson 831 (this coin); Rizzo pl. 48, 18 (this coin); Gulbenkian 300 (same dies). Nice VF, attractive light toning. Very rare, only two specimens listed in Tudeer. ($5000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 10 (9 April 1997), lot 157; R. Jameson Collection, no. 831; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Hirsch Auktion XV, 29 November 1909), lot 1183; Madalena Collection (Sambon-Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 652.

An Exceptional Syracusan Tetradrachm

259. Syracuse. Time of Timoleon. Circa 341-317 BC. AR Stater (8.59 gm). Pegasos flying left / ΣΥΡΑ-ΚΟΣΙΩΝ, helmeted head of Athena right. Pegasi II pg. 6 0 7 , 1 ; SNG ANS 494ff. Superb EF. ($750)

260. Syracuse. Time of Timoleon. Circa 341-317 BC. AR Stater (8.59 gm). Pegasos flying left / ΣΥΡΑ-ΚΟΣ1ΩΝ, helmeted head of Athena right. Pegasi II pg. 6 0 7 , 1 ; SNG ANS 494ff. Superb EF, minor obverse die rust. ($600)

257. Syracuse. Circa 400 BC. Unsigned dies by Kimon. AR Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Charioteer driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both hands; Nike flying above and crowning charioteer, dolphin swimming left in exergue / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ, head of Arethusa left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace, hair restrained with an ampyx and at back of head in an open weave sakkos; all surrounded by four dolphins swimming. Tudeer 105 (V36/R72); SNG Lockett 3519 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1409 (same dies); Gulbenkian 299 (same dies). Lightly toned, near EF, worn obverse die. Very Rare. ($10,000) Ex Bank Leu AG Auktion 15 (4-5 May 1976), lot 122.

261. Syracuse. Third Democracy. 336-317 BC. A R Drachm (4.12 gm). ΕΥΡΑΚΟΣΙ[ΩΝ], laureate head of Apollo left; trophy behind / Triskeles with wings and talons; facing gorgon on the central disk. Jameson 864 (this coin); Basel 503. Toned VF. Extremely Rare. ($2500) Ex R. Jameson Collection,

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TRITON II 266. S y r a c u s e . A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. E L 50 Litrae (3.45 gm). Circa 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; b o w b e h i n d / ΣΥΡΑ K-ΟΣΙΩΝ, tripod. Jenkins, " E l e c t r u m C o i n a g e at S y r a c u s e , " in Essays Robinson, G r o u p C ( 0 1 7 / R 3 4 ) ; J a m e s o n 846 (this coin); Boston MFA 447 (same dies). G o o d VF, flan crack. Rare. ($750) Ex R. Jameson

Collection,

no. 846.

262. S y r a c u s e . T i m e of A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. A R Stater (8.57 gm). H e l m e t e d head of A t h e n a right, b o w l of helmet decorated with griffin / E Y P - A Κ - Ο Σ Ι Ω - Ν , Pegasos flying left; triskeles below. Pegasi II pg. 611, 9; S N G A N S 554-557. EF. ($500)

A Choice Syracusan Gold Dekadrachm 267. Syracuse. A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.92 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head o f Arethusa left, three dolphins around, N K m o n o g r a m b e l o w n e c k / C h a r i o t e e r driving quadriga left, holding kentron in right h a n d , reins in left; triskeles above, ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ a n d AI m o n o g r a m in e x e r g u e . Ierardi, " T e t r a d r a c h m s of A g a t h o c l e s of S y r a c u s e , " in ANSAJN 7-8, 9 ( 0 2 / R 5 ) ; S N G A N S 637 (same dies); S N G Fitzwilliam 1327 (same dies). G o o d VF, strike a little soft on the obverse. ($750) AV 263. S y r a c u s e . A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. AV Dekadrachm (4.30 g m ) . Circa 3 1 7 - 3 1 0 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; grain ear behind / Σ Υ Ρ - Α Κ - Ο Σ Ι - Ω Ν , charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles oriented counter-clockwise below. S N G A N S 553; J a m e s o n 858 (same dies); S N G Lloyd 1472 ( s a m e reverse die); S N G Lockett 1000 (same reverse die). Lustrous, choice EF, reverse slightly off center. [See color plate 1]. ($3000)

264. S y r a c u s e . A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. E L 10 Litrae (0.70 gm). Circa 310-306 BC. F e m a l e head right, hair in a sphendone / Cuttle fish. Jenkins, " E l e c t r u m Coinage at S y r a c u s e , " in Essays Robinson, G r o u p A (dies c / b ) ; J a m e s o n 848 (this coin). N e a r VF. Very Rare. ($500) Ex R. Jameson Collection, 1909), lot 253.

no. 848; Brüder

Egger Auktion

(26

268. Syracuse. A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, N I b e l o w neck / Charioteer driving q u a d r i g a left, h o l d i n g kentron in r i g h t hand, reins in left; triskeles a b o v e , [Σ]ΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ and AI m o n o g r a m in e x e r g u e . Ierardi, "Tetradrachms of A g a t h o c l e s of S y r a c u s e , " in ANSAJN 7-8, 32 ( 0 6 / R 1 6 ) ; S N G A N S 638 (same obverse die); S N G Fitzwilliam 1331 (same obverse die). C h o i c e EF. ($2000)

November

265. S y r a c u s e . A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. E L 50 Litrae (3.66 gm). Circa 3 1 0 - 3 0 6 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; c o m u c o p i a e behind / [ΣΥ]PA K - Ο Σ Ι Ω Ν , tripod. J e n k i n s , " E l e c t r u m C o i n a g e at Syracuse,‫ ״‬i n Essays Robinson, G r o u p B ( 0 9 / R 6 ) ; S N G A N S 626 ( s a m e d i e s ) ; S N G L o c k e t t 993 ( s a m e dies). N e a r EF.

269. Syracuse. A g a t h o k l e s . 317-289 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.13 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, N K b e l o w neck / Charioteer driving q u a d r i g a left, h o l d i n g kentron in right h a n d , reins in left; triskeles above, [Σ]ΥΡΑΚΟΣ1ΩΝ and AI monogram in e x e r g u e . Ierardi, "Tetradrachms of Agathocles of S y r a c u s e , " in ANSAJN 7-8, 50 ( 0 9 / R 2 8 ) ; S N G Lloyd 1478 (same obverse die); S N G Fitzwilliam 1330 (same obverse die). EF. ($1500)

($750)

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273. Syracuse. Pyrrhos of Epeiros. 278-276 BC. A R Octobol (5.53 gm). Head of Persephone right with flowing hair; forepart of Pegasos behind / ΓΥΡΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Athena standing left with spear and shield; thunderbolt before, E behind. S N G ANS 833 var. (same obverse die); SNG Lloyd 1531 (same dies). Toned, nice VF. ($750)

270. Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Circa 305-295 BC. ΚΟΡΑΣ, wreathed head of Kore right, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / Nike standing right and erecting trophy; triskeles to lower left, [ΑΓΑΘ]ΟΚΛΕ[ΟΣ] in exergue. Ierardi, "Tetradrachms of Agathocles of Syracuse," in ANSAJN 7-8, 187b ( 0 5 1 / R 1 2 6 - this coin); SNG ANS 670 (same dies). Toned, good VF. ($750)

FDC Gold 60 Litrae of Hieron II

Ex Glendining's (9 July 1963), lot 76.

Very Rare Syracusan 15 Litrae of the Fourth Democracy

274. Syracuse. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AV 60 Litrae - Dekadrachm (4.20 gm). Struck circa 216 BC. Head of Persephone left with flowing hair, wearing earring, necklace and wreath of grain; bucranium behind / Charioteer driving galloping biga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; A and ΙΕΡΩΝΟ[Σ] below. BMC Sicily pg. 208, 518. Lustrous FDC. ($5000) Ex Numismatic

271. Syracuse. Fourth Democracy. 289-278 BC. AR 15 Litrae (12.63 gm). Wreathed head of Kore left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace; bee behind / Nike in galloping quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; eight-pointed star above, [Σ]ΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ[Ν] in exergue. SNG ANS 754; Jameson 872 (this coin); SNG Locket 1008 (same dies); Gulbenkian 347 (same dies). Attractively toned, good VF. Very Rare. ($6000) Ex R. Jameson Collection, no. 872; Gustav Philipsen Auktion XV, 29 November 1909), lot 1252.

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Fine Arts Auction XXX (8 December 1992), lot 24.

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275. Syracuse. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AV 60 Litrae - Dekadrachm (4.23 gm). Struck circa 216 BC. Head of Persephone left with flowing hair, wearing earring, necklace and wreath of grain; eight-pointed star behind / Charioteer driving galloping biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; eight-pointed star above, Κ and I E P ΩΝΟΣ below. SNG ANS 864 (same dies). EF. ($3000)

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272. Syracuse. Fourth Democracy. 289-278 BC. JE 21mm (7.37 gm). ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, head of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shoulder / ΣΥΡΑΚ-ΟΣΙΩΝ in two lines, winged thunderbolt. Calciati II pg. 275, 138; SNG ANS 749; Favorito 36. EF, dark green to almost black patina. ($300)

276. Syracuse. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. JE 2 7 m m (18.26 gm). Diademed head left / [Ι]ΕΡΩΝΟΣ in exergue, horseman galloping right, with lance pointed forward; AP below. Calciati II pg. 380, 195 R1 7; Favorito 63e (same obverse die). Near EF, dark brownish-green patina. ($400)

Ex Tom Virzi Collection (Bank Leu AG Auktion 6, 8 May 1973), lot 243. 53


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277. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II. 274-216 BC. A R 16 Litrae (13.36 g m ) . Circa 216-215 BC. D i a d e m e d and veiled head of Philistis left; w r e a t h b e h i n d / ΒΑΣΙΛ1ΣΣΑΣ above, ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ in exergue, N i k e in walking quadriga right; Φ above. Burnett, " T h e E n n a H o a r d ‫ ״‬, SNR 62, 26 (same dies); S N G A N S 874 (same dies). N e a r EF. ($1000)

281. Syracuse. T h e S y r a c u s a n Democracy. 214-212 BC. A R 8 Litrae (6.76 gm). H e a d of A t h e n a left, w e a r i n g A t h e n i a n h e l m e t decorated w i t h a griffin; snake representing a n aegis at the front of neck, A on b a c k of helmet / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, w i n g e d thunderbolt; YA ΣΛ below. Burnett, " T h e E n n a H o a r d , ‫ ״‬SNR 62, D30 (same dies); M c C l e a n 2958 (same dies); G u l b e n k i a n 359 (same dies). ER ($600)

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278. Syracuse. Philistis, w i f e of H i e r o n I I . 274-216 BC. A R 16 L i t r a e (13.29 g m ) . Circa 216-215 BC. D i a d e m e d a n d v e i l e d b u s t of Philistis left; g r a i n ear b e h i n d / ΒΑΣ1Λ1ΣΣΑΣ above, ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ in exergue, N i k e in galloping quadriga right; crescent above, ΚΙΣ before, grain ear below. Burnett, " T h e Enna H o a r d " , SNR 6 2 , 4 4 ; S N G A N S 882. C h o i c e EF, small split in flan b e l o w neck. ($1000)

282. Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. A R 8 Litrae (6.71 gm). H e a d of A t h e n a left, w e a r i n g A t h e n i a n h e l m e t decorated w i t h a g r i f f i n ; snake representing a n aegis at the f r o n t o f neck, A o n back of h e l m e t / [ΣΥ]ΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, w i n g e d thunderbolt; YA Σ A below. Burnett, " T h e E n n a H o a r d , " SNR 62, D 3 0 ( s a m e dies); M c C l e a n 2958 (same dies); Gulbenkian 359 (same dies). EF, flan crack. ($600)

279. S y r a c u s e . Philistis, w i f e of Hieron II. 274-216 BC. A R 16 Litrae (13.52 g m ) . Circa 216-215 BC. D i a d e m e d and veiled head of Philistis left; w r e a t h b e h i n d / ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ above, ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ in exergue, N i k e in walking quadriga right; Α Φ above. Burnett, " T h e Enna H o a r d " , SNR 62,—; S N G A N S — ; S N G Lockett—; S N G L l o y d — ; B M C Sicily—. Toned EF. Possibly unpublished? ($1000)

283. Syracuse. T h e Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 B C . A R 8 Litrae (6.76 gm). H e a d of Kore left, w e a r i n g earring, necklace and wreath of grain; owl standing behind / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩ[Ν], w i n g e d thunderbolt; two m o n o g r a m s below. Burnett, " T h e E n n a H o a r d , SNR 62," D54 (same dies); De L u y n e s 1396 (same dies). Toned, near EF. Very Rare. ($1250)

284. T a u r o m e n i u m . Circa 2 7 5 BC. A R 5 L i t r a e ( 5 . 3 9 g m ) . Helmeted head of A t h e n a left, helmet decorated w i t h a griffin; H P m o n o g r a m behind / [ T A ] Y P - O M E N I T A N , P e g a s o s flying left; eightpointed star below. J a m e s o n 900 (this coin); S N G C o p e n h a g e n 932. Toned, near EF. Very Rare. ($500)

280.. Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. A R 12 Litrae (10.22 gm). H e a d of Athena left, w e a r i n g Attic helmet; snake representing an aegis at the front of neck / ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, h o u n d at her feet; YA Σ before. Burnett, " T h e Ει-ma H o a r d " , SNR 62, D 2 6 (same dies); S N G A N S 1041 var. (Griffin on helmet); M c C l e a n 2956 (same dies). EF. ($750)

Ex Hess-Leu Auktion 17 (24 March 1959), lot 111; R. Jameson no. 900; Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection.

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289. S i c u l o - P u n i c . C i r c a 3 5 0 - 3 2 0 / 3 1 5 B C . A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.05 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d o f P e r s e p h o n e right, w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n d a n t earring a n d n e c k l a c e ; t h y m i a t e r i o n b e f o r e / H o r s e s t a n d i n g right b e f o r e p a l m tree; N i k e b e f o r e a n d p l a c i n g w r e a t h o n h o r s e ' s h e a d , c a d u c e u s before, P u n i c Ή Β ‫ ׳‬b e l o w . Jenkins, SNR 56, 9 6 / 4 ( 0 3 3 / R 8 7 - this c o i n ) ; S N G L o c k e t t 1041 (this c o i n ) ; S N G L l o y d 1622 (same obverse d i e ) ; G u l b e n k i a n 367 (same o b v e r s e die). A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d , near EF. ($1500)

285. T h e Sikeliotes. Struck i n M o r g a n t i n a . C i r c a 214-213 BC. A R 8 L i t r a e (6.89 g m ) . W r e a t h e d a n d v e i l e d h e a d o f P e r s e p h o n e left; w r e a t h b e h i n d / N i k e d r i v i n g g a l l o p i n g q u a d r i g a r i g h t ; [ΗΣ] m o n o g r a m a b o v e , Σ Ι Κ Ε Λ Ι Ω Τ Α Ν in e x e r g u e . S N G A N S 1168; B u r n e t t , " T h e E n n a H o a r d " , S N R 6 2 , 109; S j ö q v i s t , " N u m i s m a t i c N o t e s from M o r g a n t i n a : l . T h e Σ Ι Κ Ε Λ Ι Ω Τ Α Ν C o i n a g e , " ANSMN 9, pg. 55, 2; S N G L l o y d 1578. EF, r e v e r s e a little off center. R a r e . ($1500)

Ex R.C. Lockett Collection

286. S I C I L Y , Siculo-Punic. C i r c a 410-395 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (16.11 g m ) . F o r e p a r t o f a b r i d l e d h o r s e r i g h t ; g r a i n ear a b o v e , P u n i c l e g e n d [ ' Q R T H D S T ' j b e l o w / P a l m tree w i t h t w o d a t e clusters; P u n i c l e g e n d ' M H N T ‫ ׳‬b e l o w . J e n k i n s , SNR 53, 3 / 3 ( 0 2 / R 3 - this c o i n ) ; De L u y n e s 1431 (same dies). VF. ($750)

(Glendining's,

25-28 October 1955), lot 946.

290. S i c u l o - P u n i c . " C a p e of M e l k a r t " . Circa 3 3 0 - 3 0 5 B C . A R T e t r a d r a c h m ( 1 7 . 0 7 g m ) . C h a r i o t e e r d r i v i n g r a c i n g q u a d r i g a left, h o l d i n g k e n t r o n in right h a n d , reins i n left, N i k e flying a b o v e and c r o w n i n g c h a r i o t e e r ; P u n i c [ ' R S M L Q R T ' ] in e x e r g u e / F e m a l e h e a d left w i t h w a v y hair; t w o d o l p h i n s b e f o r e , fish b e h i n d . J e n k i n s , SNR 5 0 , 2 8 / 3 ( 0 1 2 / R 2 1 ‫ ׳‬- this c o i n ) ; Jameson 1895 (same dies). T o n e d VF. V e r y Rare. ($750) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion

(16 April

1957), lot 133.

287. Siculo-Punic. C i r c a 410-395 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (16.69 g m ) . F o r e p a r t o f a b r i d l e d horse r i g h t ; g r a i n ear before, N i k e f l y i n g a n d h o l d i n g w r e a t h a n d c a d u c e u s o v e r horse's h e a d , head o f a r o a r i n g l i o n b e h i n d , P u n i c l e g e n d ' Q R T H D S T ‫ ׳‬b e l o w / P a l m tree w i t h t w o d a t e clusters. Jenkins, SNR 5 3 , 1 7 ( 0 4 / R 1 7 ) . N i c e VF. ($1000) Jenkins fails to note the lion's head on this obverse die and all the plated examples are off center so that at most only the lion's nose is visible. Jenkins also notes that the legend on all but one of the known specimens is incomplete. This example shows the full lion's head and a complete legend and is apparently the only known specimen as such!

291. S i c u l o - P u n i c . " C a p e o f M e l k a r t " . C i r c a 330-305 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.21 g m ) . C h a r i o t e e r d r i v i n g q u a d r i g a of r e a r i n g horses r i g h t , h o l d i n g k e n t r o n i n r i g h t h a n d , reins i n l e f t , N i k e f l y i n g above a n d c r o w n i n g charioteer; Punic " R S M L Q R T " i n exergue / W r e a t h e d head o f P e r s e p h o n e r i g h t , w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n d a n t e a r r i n g a n d necklace; f o u r d o l p h i n s a r o u n d . J e n k i n s , SNR 5 0 , 4 3 ( 0 1 6 / R 3 3 ) ; S N G L o c k e t t 744 (same d i e s ) ; S N G F i t z w i l l i a m 969 (same dies); M c C l e a n 3051 (same dies). T o n e d , near EF, w e l l c e n t e r e d a n d attraetive. ($1500)

288. Siculo-Punic. C i r c a 3 5 0 - 3 2 0 / 3 1 5 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.26 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d o f P e r s e p h o n e left, w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n d a n t earr i n g a n d necklace; t h y m i a t e r i o n b e f o r e / H o r s e s t a n d i n g r i g h t before p a l m tree; N i k e b e f o r e a n d p l a c i n g w r e a t h o n horse's h e a d , caduceus before, P u n i c Ή Β ' below. J e n k i n s , SNR 56, 9 1 / 1 ( 0 3 2 / R 8 2 - this coin); S N G L o c k e t t 1 0 4 0 (this coin); S N G L l o y d 1621 ( s a m e o b v e r s e die); D e L u y n e s 1446 ( s a m e o b v e r s e die). A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d , g o o d VF, o v e r s t r u c k . ($1250) Ex R.C. Lockett Collection (Glendining's, 25-28 October Naville Auktion X (15-18 June 1925), lot 361.

1955), lot 945;

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292. S i c u l o - P u n i c . " C a p e o f M e l k a r t ‫ ״‬. C i r c a 330-305 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.21 g m ) . C h a r i o t e e r d r i v i n g q u a d r i g a of r e a r i n g h o r s e s r i g h t , h o l d i n g k e n t r o n i n right h a n d , r e i n s i n left, N i k e f l y i n g above a n d c r o w n i n g charioteer; Punic " R S M L Q R T " i n exergue / Wreathed head of Persephone right, w e a r i n g triple-pendant earring a n d n e c k l a c e ; f o u r d o l p h i n s a r o u n d . J e n k i n s , SNR 50, 47 ( 0 1 6 / R 3 6 ) ; S N G L l o y d 1600 (same dies); J a m e s o n 598 ( s a m e dies); D e L u y n e s 919 (same d i e s ) . A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d , n e a r EF. ($1500)

Lustrous Siculo-Punic Tetradrachm 294. S i c u l o - P u n i c . C i r c a 3 2 0 / 3 1 5 - 3 0 5 / 3 0 0 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (16.78 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d o f P e r s e p h o n e l e f t , w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n dant e a r r i n g a n d necklace; three d o l p h i n s s w i m m i n g a r o u n d / H o r s e h e a d l e f t , p a l m b e h i n d ; P u n i c ' M M ' b e l o w . J e n k i n s , SNR 56, 2 1 8 / 1 0 ( 0 6 5 / R 1 9 0 - t h i s c o i n ) ; S N G D e l e p i e r r e 722 ( s a m e d i e s ) ; S N G L l o y d 1637 (same r e v e r s e d i e ) . A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d EF. ($2000)

295. S i c u l o - P u n i c . Circa 320/315-305/300 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.08 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d of P e r s e p h o n e l e f t , w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n dant earring a n d necklace; one d o l p h i n a n d caduceus before / H o r s e h e a d l e f t , p a l m b e h i n d ; P u n i c ' M M ‫ ׳‬b e l o w . J e n k i n s , SNR 56, 227 ( 0 6 5 / R 1 9 0 - t h i s c o i n ) ; D e L u y n e s 1463 (same dies). L u s t r o u s EF. [See c o l o r p l a t e 4 ] . ($2500) Ex Numismatic

293. S i c u l o - P u n i c . C i r c a 3 2 0 / 3 1 5 - 3 0 5 / 3 0 0 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (17.16 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d o f P e r s e p h o n e l e f t , w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n d a n t e a r r i n g a n d necklace; f o u r d o l p h i n s s w i m m i n g a r o u n d / L a r g e h o r s e h e a d l e f t , p a l m b e h i n d ; P u n i c ' M M H N T ' b e l o w . C f . Jenkins, SNR 5 6 , 1 4 5 - 1 5 2 ( 0 4 7 / R — , a p p a r e n t l y a n u n l i s t e d reverse d i e ) ; S N G L l o y d 1631 ( s a m e o b v e r s e d i e ) ; M c C l e a n 3044 (same o b v e r s e die). L u s t r o u s EF. ($4000) Ex Numismatic

Fine Arts Auction

XXVII

Fine Arts

Auction

XXVII

(4-5 December 1991), lot 35.

296. S i c u l o - P u n i c . C i r c a 3 2 0 / 3 1 5 - 3 0 5 / 3 0 0 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (15.72 g m ) . W r e a t h e d h e a d of P e r s e p h o n e l e f t , w e a r i n g t r i p l e - p e n d a n t e a r r i n g a n d necklace / Large horsehead left, p a l m b e h i n d ; P u n i c , M ‫ ׳‬b e l o w . J e n k i n s , S N R 56, 249 ( 0 7 8 / R 2 1 3 - t h i s c o i n i l l u s t r a t e d ) ; J a m e s o n 2437 (same dies). T o n e d EF. ($2000)

(4-5 December 1991), lot 33.

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300. Akanthos. Circa 450-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Lion, right, attacking bull kneeling to left, biting into his hind-quarter; fish left in exergue / ΑΚΑ-ΝΘ-ΙΟΝ, quadripartite square; all within larger incuse square. Cf. Desneux 96 (dies not listed). VF, deep test cut on reverse. ($750)

An Attractive Mende Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

297. I S L A N D S OFF SICILY. Melita. Circa 150-146 BC. Ά 26mm (13.26 gm). ΜΕΛΙΤΑΙΟΝ, head of Isis left, wearing uraeus; grain ear before / Osiris kneeling left, holding flail and sceptre. Calciati ΠΙ pg. 354, 8; SNG Evelpidis 744-745; Weber 8525. Nice VF, choice brown and green patina. Exceptional for this issue. ($500)

301. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.11 gm). Inebriated Dionysos reclining on back of an ass, holding a kantharos; in extended right hand; dog under ass, crow between two branches to right / ΜΕΝ-ΔΑ-Ι-ΟΝ, vine of five grape clusters within linear shallow incuse square. Noe, "The Mende (Kaliandra) Hoard", ANSNNM. 27 (1926), pl. VIII, 78 (this coin); De Nanteuil 760 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1348 (same dies); SNG ANS 342. Near EF, attractively toned. ($3000)

298. M A C E D O N , Akanthos. Circa 470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.80 gm). Lion, right, attacking bull kneeling to left, biting into his hind-quarter; Θ above, stylized akanthos flower in exergue / Quadripartite incuse square. Desneux Group B, 48-68 (dies not listed); SNG ANS 10; SNG Fitzwilliam 1889. EF, test cut on reverse. ($2000)

From the Phoenix Art Museum. (Kaliandra) Hoard.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection;

A famous Dionysiac type, celebrating important export, its wine.

Ex Leu Numismatik Auktion 65 (21-22 May 1996), lot 131.

the small town of Mende's

Mende most

302. Neapolis. Circa 525-450 BC. AR Stater (9.75 gm). Facing, gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 406 (same obverse die?); SNG Copenhagen 223; SNG Ashmolean 2320; Dewing 1064. Toned, good VF, surfaces porous. ($1000)

299. Akanthos. Circa 470-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.16 gm). AKAN, lion, right, attacking bull kneeling to left, biting into his hind-quarter; fish left in exergue / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Desneux 92 (dies not listed). EF, deep test cut on obverse. ($1000) 57


TRITON II Very Rare Skione Tetrobol

303. Skione. Circa 480-450 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.43 gm). Youthful male head right / ΣΚ-ΙΟ, human eye within incuse square. SNG A N S 708; S N G Ashmolean 2371. Toned EF. Very rare type of which this has to be one of the finest known. ($3000) 306. Archelaus. 413-399 BC. AR Stater (Didrachm) (10.71 gm). Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / ΑΡΧΕ-ΛΑΟ, horse walking right, with trailing reins, within linear square. Westermark, CarsonJenkins Essays, Group II, series 2 ( 0 8 3 / R unlisted reverse die); SNG ANS 69 (same obverse die). Good VF. Rare. ($2000)

307. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV Stater (8.60 gm). Pella mint. Circa 340-328 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ in exergue, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; thunderbolt below horses. Cf. Le Rider 103 ( D — / R 8 0 - obverse die not listed). Lustrous EF. ($2500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XX (9-10 March 1988), lot 670.

304. K I N G S OF M A C E D O N . Alexander I. 498-454 BC. AR Oktadrachm (28.80 gm). Struck circa 476-460 BC. Horseman standing right behind horse, holding two spears; crescent in upper left field / Α Λ Ε - Ξ Α - Ν Δ - Ρ Ο , quadripartite square, all within larger incuse square. Raymond Group II (dies not listed); SNG ANS 23. Toned, good VF, deep test cut on obverse. Wonderfully styled obverse die. ($5000)

308. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV Stater (8.60 gm). Pella mint. Circa 340-328 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Charioteer driving biga right; trident below. Cf. Le Rider 175 (dies not listed). EF.

($2000)

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305. Archelaus. 413-399 BC. AR Stater (Didrachm) (10.57 gm). Head of Apollo right, wearing taenia / ΑΡΧΕ-ΛΑΟ, horse walking right, with trailing reins, within linear square. Westermark, CarsonJenkins Essays, Group II, series 2 ( 0 9 1 / R 1 1 5 - this coin); SNG ANS 69. Lightly toned, near EF. Rare. ($3000) Ex Kricheldorf

Auktion 21 (6 April 1970), lot 54.

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TRITON II A Superb Philip II Gold Stater

311. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.09 gm). Struck 315-294 BC. Amphipolis mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, youth 011 horseback right, carrying palm; Λ and torch below, ME monogram under raised foreleg. Le Rider pi. 47, 22. Toned, near EF. ($750) AV 309. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AV Stater (8.63 gm). Kolophon mint. Circa 323-319 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right with the features of Alexander the Great / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ below, charioteer driving biga right; tripod below horses. Thompson, "Posthumous Philip II Staters of Asia Minor", in Studia Paulo Naster Oblata 1,12; cf. Le Rider pl. 93,26; Müller 66. Superb, lustrous, FDC. [See color plate 1], ($5000)

Alexander the Great Gold Distater; Ex Lewis Collection

This beautiful gold stater belongs to the period following the death of Alexander the Great when his Iwlf-brother, Philip III Arrhidaeus, zvas the nominal head of state together with the conqueror's infant son by Roxane, Alexander IV. The gem-like delicacy of the engraving of these extraordinary dies singles this issue out as belonging to one of the mints of the Ionian coastal region of western Asia Minor, an area which, of course, ivas not controlled by the Macedonian monarchy in the time of Philip II. Kolophon is the city to which it is tentatively attributed, the tripod symbol linking it to an issue in the name of Philip III (cf. Price P41). The issue is likely to have been made prior to 319 BC when the region came under the control of Antigonus.

312. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AV Distater (17.04 gm). Aegae mint? Circa 336-323 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; thunderbolt before, Ao below wing. Price 191; Müller 5. EF, well centered with choice surfaces, free from any bumps or nicks. ($7500)

An Exceptional Philip II Tetradrachm

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

313. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AV Stater (8.56 gm). Uncertain mint. After 323 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[ΟΥ], Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; acrostolion before. Price—; Müller—. Near EF. Unpublished and unique. ($1500•) 310. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.44 gm). Struck 3 5 4 / 3 - 3 4 9 / 8 BC. Pella mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Philip, wearing kausia, on horseback left, his right hand raised; Δ between horse's forelegs, star below. Le Rider 137a ( D 7 9 / R 1 0 9 - this coin); Kraay-Hirmer 562 (this coin). Toned, near EF. ($3000).

An unusual coin with several distinct features tlwt separate it from the plated coins in Price. On the obverse, the bowl of the helmet is ed from the mask by a distinct band. On the reverse, Nike holds the down by her waist, instead of up near her shoulders. These two should help to eventually identify the mint.

From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XVIII (31 March 1987), lot 104; Bank Leu AG Auktion 13 (29-30 April 1975), lot 118; Hess-Leu Auktion (24 March 1959), lot 160. 59

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TRITON II Unique Alexander III Gold Half-Stater

314. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AV Half-Stater (4.28 gm). Ephesos mint? H e l m e t e d head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / [Α]ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ] right, Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; thunderbolt and EF monogram to left. Price—; Müller—; Hersh—. Good VF. Apparently unpublished and unique! ($3000)

317. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.25 gm). Amphipolis mint. Circa 315-294 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; Λ and torch before, monogram under throne. Price 447; Müller 37. EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

Collection.

319. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.42 gm). Odessos mint. Circa 125-70 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; ΔΗ before, monogram under throne. Price 1180; Müller 423; De Callatay D 2 / R 4 . Toned, nice EF. ($400)

316. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.19 gm). "Amphipolis" mint. Circa 323-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣ-1ΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before. Price 121; Müller 860; Troxell Group I, 3. EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

318. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.86 gm). Amphipolis mint. Circa 315-294 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; Λ and torch before, YE monogram under throne. Price 465; Müller 34. Toned, near EF. ($250)

315. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.12 gm). " A m p h i p o l i s " mint. Circa 323-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before. Price 118; Müller 862; Troxell Group 1,1. Attractively toned EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

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322. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.19 gm). Tarsos mint. Circa 315-294 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; plow before, grapes under throne; pellet between struts in throne. Price 3026; Müller—. EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

320. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. A R Tetradrachm (16.84 gm). Sardes mint. Circa 188-180 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and lotus-tipped sceptre; head of Tyche in left field, monogram under throne. Price 2693; Müller—. Toned EF. Very Rare. ($500)

323. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. A R Tetradrachm (17.13 gm). Kition mint. Circa 325-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ below, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; Κ before. Price 3106; Müller—; Demanhur 2545. Toned EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

321. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.12 gm). Tarsos mint. Circa 315-294 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; plow before, pellet below throne. Price 3017; Müller 1282. EF. ($500)

Ex Orme Leims Sr.

Collection.

324. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Paphos mint. Circa 325-317 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to outer right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, between sceptre and throne, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before, laurel sprig under throne. Price 3123; Müller 562. Good VF. Rare. ($500)

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TRITON II 328. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.20 gm). Babylon mint. Circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; hoe and M before, monogram below throne. Price 3666; Müller—. EF. ($500)

329. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.08 gm). Babylon mint. Circa 317-311 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram in wreath before, ΚΛ below throne. Price 3713 (same obverse die); Müller 717. Toned, choice EF. ($500)

325. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Damascus mint. Circa 330-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ], Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; forepart of ram before, ΔΑ below throne, three pellets between rungs of throne. Price 3208; Müller—. Toned EF. [See color plate 4], ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

A Notable Memphis Mint Alexander the Great Tetradrachm

Collection.

326. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.13 gm). Myriandros mint. Circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; BAI monogram before, MI monogram below throne. Price 3228 (same obverse die); Müller—. EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

327. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.50 gm). Byblos mint. Circa 330-320 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ below, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; AP monogram before. Price 3426; Müller 1375. EF. ($500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

330. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.20 gm). Memphis mint. Circa 332-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; rose before, ΔΙ below throne, Ο between throne and sceptre. Price 3971; Müller 124. Lightly toned, choice EF. [See color plate 4]. ($2000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Bank Leu Auktion 42 (12 May 1987), lot 199; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 41 (18-19 June 1970), lot 87.

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TRITON II FDC Gold Stater of Philip III

331. Philip III. 323-317 BC. AV Stater (8.59 gm). Abydos mint? Circa 333-317 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ right, Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; monogram and cornucopiae before. Price P30; Müller P59. FDC. ($4000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

334. Demetrios Poliorketes. 306-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.18 gm). Struck 294-293 BC. Amphipolis mint. Nike, holding open wreath and sceptre, standing left on prow of galley / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ right, ΒΑ-ΣΙΛΕ-ΩΣ below, Poseidon, seen from behind, striding left and wielding trident; tripod before, I and ME monogram behind. Newell 94. Superb, FDC. ($2000)

Collection.

332. Philip III. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (17.19 gm). Sardes mint. Circa 323-319 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ right, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; torch before, TI(?) below. Price P99; Miiller P7; Thompson 261-263. Superb EF. ($500) Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXV (29 November 1990), lot 85; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction II (25-26 March 1976), lot 124.

335. Demetrios Poliorketes. 306-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.09 gm). Chalkis mint. Circa 290-287 BC. Diademed and horned head of Demetrios right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, nude Poseidon standing left with right foot on rock, holding trident in left hand; monograms in outer fields. Newell 151; SNG Berry 343. Lightly toned, near EF, well centered with an attractive style portrait. ($2000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Letuis Sr.

Collection.

Tiease Mai[your 'Bid Sheet Tarfy! 333. Demetrios Poliorketes. 306-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.26 gm). Struck 294-293 BC. Pella mint. Nike, holding open wreath and sceptre, standing left on prow of galley / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ right, BAΣΙΛΕΩ-Σ below, Poseidon, seen from behind; striding left and wielding trident; monogram before, dolphin and star behind. Newell 68. Superb, FDC. ($2500) 63


TRITON II Exceptional Philip V Tetradrachm

Silver Drachm of Sariakos; 2nd Known

336. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.50 gm). Struck circa 212 BC. Diademed head of Philip right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Athena Alkidemos advancing left, brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield decorated with a star design; ΣΡ monogram to left, EP monogram to right. Mamroth, "Die Silbermünzen des Königs Philippos V. von Makedonien," ZfN 40 (1930), 1, pl. 5, 1 (same obverse die); Boehringer, Chronologie Mittelhellenistischer Münzserien, pl. 7, 6 (same obverse die); McClean 3628 (same obverse die); SNG Lockett 1528 (same obverse die); Kraay-Hirmer 577 (same obverse die). Lightly toned, good VF, very minor surface roughness. Exceptional Hellenistic portrait. ($5000)

339.

KINGS OF SCYTHIA. Sariakos. Circa 100 BC. A R D r a c h m

(3.69 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Σ A PIAKOY left, bow case, club and grain ear; monogram below. Cf. Youroukova, Monetite, 131 (similar type in JE). Near EF, light porosity. No silver types are published for Sariakos, only a few bronze issues. This is only the second known specimen! ($2500)

340. MOESIA, Istros. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Drachm (5.83 gm). Facing male heads, the left inverted / ΙΣΤΡΙΗ, sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; two pellets between eagle and dolphin, Α Γ monogram below. SNG BMC Black Sea 249; Pick 417. EF. ($500) 337. Philip V. 221-179 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.15 gm). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, club, three monograms; all within wreath. SNG Ashmolean 3272; Pozzi 976. Toned VF. Very rare denomination. ($750) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, 113.

Part 5 (Sotheby's,

1-2 February 1984), lot

338. Perseus. 178-168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.57 gm). Diademed head of Perseus right / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΣ ΠΕΡ-ΣΕΩΣ, eagle standing right on thunderbolt; monogram above, monogram to right, monogram between legs; all within laurel wreath. SNG Copenhagen—; Mamroth, "Die Silbermünzen des Königs Perseus," ZfN 38 (1928), 19b. EF. ($1000) Ex Numismatic 89.

341.

T H R A C O - M A C E D O N I A N TRIBES, The Derrones. Circa

480 BC. AR Dodekadrachm (39.92 gm). Ox-cart driven by male driver wearing kausia and holding goad; wheel above, feather under ox / Blank. SNG Ashmolean 2248 (same obverse die); Youroukova pl. I, 1 (same obverse die); Kraay, ACGC 486 (same obverse die); Svoronos—; SNG ANS—, VF, hoard patina, flaking around the edges. Extremely Rare. ($3000)

Fine Arts Summer Buy or Bid Sale (9 September 1993), lot

The context and meaning of the types of the Derrones' dodekadrachms are still being debated. Little is known of this tribe other than their surviving coinage. Hoard find-spots suggest tlwt they inhabited inland Paeonia.

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Silver Stater of Apollonia Pontika; 3rd Known

343. Apollonia Pontika. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Drachm (2.85 gm). Gorgoneion / Anchor; crayfish to left, A to right. SNG BMC Black Sea 160 var. (A and crayfish reversed); SNG Copenhagen 456 var. (A and crayfish reversed). EF, well centered. Rare this nice. ($300) 342. THRACE, Black Sea Area. Apollonia Pontika. Circa 420-400 BC. AR Stater (9.75 gm). Gorgoneion / Anchor; crayfish to left, ΑΠΟ-ΛΑ[ΩΝ] below. Unpublished in the standard references, see Lanz Auktion 86 (1998), lot 76 and Tkalec 1994 Auktion, lot 53 for similar specimens. Toned VF. Extremely rare, only the 3rd recorded specimen! ($2500) 345. Pantikapaion. Circa 5th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.79 gm). Facing lion's head, seen from above / Incuse square with raised quarters, Π-Α-Ν-ΤΙ on each square; eight pointed star in center. SNG BMC Black Sea 847; Anohkin 39; Traité pl. 353, 8. Toned, near EF. Rare. ($750)

Outstanding Pantikapaion Gold Stater; Ex Lewis Collection

AV 344. Black Sea Area. Pantikapaion. Circa 340 BC. AV Stater (9.06 gm). Bearded head of Pan left, wearing wreath of ivy leaves / Π-Α-Ν, griffin standing left on stalk of wheat, head facing, holding spear in mouth. SNG BMC Black Sea 867; Weber 2690 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 20; Gulbenkian 588; SNG Lockett 1095. EF, a few light marks in the fields, reverse slightly double struck. ($20,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Münzen und Medaillen

Vente Publique 64 (30 January 1984), lot 59.

Pantikapaion zvas founded by Greek colonists from Miletos in the late 7th century BC. Situated on the zvest side of the Cimmerian Bosporos, in zvluit is now the Crimea, it achieved great prosperity through its exploitation of the abundant fisheries of the Straits and the export ofzvheat from the Crimea. This wealth is attested by its splendid gold coinage commencing in the mid-4th century and by the magnificently furnished rock tombs of its principal citizens in the 4th and 3rd centuries. Later, it zvas to become a regional capital of the kingdom of Mithradates VI of Pontos (120-63 BC) and later still the seat of the kings of Bosporos (1st cent. BC — 4th cent. AD). The coinage of Pantikapaion seems to have commenced zvith silver issues in the latter part of the 5th century, but it is for its beautiful gold staters that the mint is chiefly noted. Gold zvas obtained in great quantities from the Altai and Ural mountains, much of which found its zvay to zvestern Asia Minor ivhere it zvas coined by the Lampsakos mint. The earliest gold staters of Pantikapaion zvere issued in the mid-4th century and are of the purest Greek style, the dies probably being the zvork of a Lampsakene artist. They depict a three-quarter facing head of the god Pan (a pun on the name of the city) and on the reverse the griffin zvhich Herodotos describes as being the guardian of the remote sources of gold. This lovely example has π profile image of the god and dates to the second half of the 4th century.

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348. ISLANDS OFF THRACE, Thasos. Circa 525-463 BC. AR Stater (9.64 gm). Ithyphallic satyr carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 1008; Dewing 1313. Lightly toned, good VF. Nice metal quality, not porous like so many of these are. Fine archaic style. ($1500)

346. THRACE, Abdera. Circa 492-473/470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.00 gm). Griffin springing right; IKE below / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. May 70-71. EF, previously unrecorded variety. Unique. ($7500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

Abdera was founded iti 544 BC by settlers from Teos. The settlers naturally continued to use the griffin, symbol of their mother city, as the badge of their new home with one small change; on the coinage of Teos the griffin faces right, but the Abderan griffin faces left. The name of the magistrate responsible for this issue, here abbreviated IKE and on May no. 70 — IKES, must have been Hikesias. This name appears nearly a century later on the first discovered Abderan gold piece (May 463) where it is spelled out in full. One may presume that this second Hikesias was a descendant of the Hikesias whose name appears on this coin.

349. Thasos. Circa 525-463 BC. AR Dioboi? (1.17 gm). Archaic satyr kneeling right / Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 144; Traité pl. 50,18. EF. ($1000)

Unique Abderan Gold Stater; Ex Lewis Collection

350. Thasos. Circa 425 BC. AR Stater (9.06 gm). Ithyphallic satyr carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1017 (dolphin in right field); cf. Traité pl. 322, 2 (A in right field). Lightly toned VF, a few edge splits. Nice metal quality. Fine classical style. Apparently an unpublished variety without a dolphin or a letter (an A or a I ) at the nymph's shoulder. ($2000)

AV 347. Abdera. Circa 360-350 BC(?). AV Stater (6.40 gm). ΑΒΔΗΡΙΤΕΩ[Ν], griffin seated left / ΕΠΙ ΠΟ-[Λ]ΥΦΑΝΤΟΥ, laureate head of Apollo right. Cf. May Period IX, Group cxxxvii (tetradrachm of

the s a m e magistrate); Price, "Thrace, 1980" in Coin Hoards Volume

VII, pg. 42,15 (this coin). EF. Unique. [See color plate 1].

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

($20,000)

Collection.

351. Thasos. Circa 404-340 BC. AR Dioboi (1.69 gm). Janiform head of satyr / Two amphorae, the left inverted; Θ - Α - Σ - Ι around. Traité pl. 323, 15 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 1027; Dewing 1328. Good VF, small test cut on reverse. Fine style. Very Rare. ($600)

This unique stater, like the unique half stater of May's period VIII, raises many questions. May dated his period VIII from circa 375-360 BC. His explanation for the half stater was that it was an issue of necessity struck after the defeat of Abdera's army and the devastation of its territory by the Triballoi. His period IX covers the approximate dates of 360-345 BC. Since prior to the regular issues of gold by Philip II ofMacedon, Greeks striking gold meant economic or military troubles, then one could conclude that this stater was connected with similar contemporary events. However, the context in which it was found has cast doubt on the dating of May's periods. The small hoard contained tetradrachms of Philip II struck posthumously under his son Philip III, as well as Abderan tetradrachms of period IX. None of the coins showed any significant wear. The evidence of this hoard may cause down-dating of the period by as much as forty years.

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Hess-Leu Auktion 24 (16 April lot 111.

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Session Ίτυο Tuesdayj *Decemßer 1st 2pm 355. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75 gm). Byzantion mint. Circa 2nd Century BC. Head of deified Alexander right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, Athena Nikephoros seated left; monogram before, BY on throne, trident in exergue. SNG von Post 63 (this coin); Müller 197. Toned EF, well centered on a broad flan. ($1000) Ex Eric von Post Collection (Sotheby's, 9 October 1995), lot 84. 352.

KINGS

OF

THRACE.

Lysimachos.

323-281

BC.

AR

Tetradrachm (17.08 gm). Struck circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Kolophon mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; forepart of lion over crescent to left, pentagram below throne. Thompson 123; Müller 19. Lightly toned, near EF, nicely centered. Rare. ($1000)

353. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Struck circa 299/8-297/6 BC. Kolophon mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ below, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre; forepart of lion over crescent to left, pentagram below throne. Thompson 123; Müller 19. Toned, good VF, nicely centered, light scuff on reverse. Rare. ($1000)

356. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.18 gm). Lysimacheia mint. Circa 297-281 BC. Head of the deified Alexander right / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; lion's head and monogram before; ΘΕ monogram on throne. Thompson—; Meydancikkale 2592 (same obverse die). Toned, superb EF, high relief portrait. Quite attractive. ($2000)

354. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AV Stater (8.44 gm). Byzantion mint. Circa 2nd Century BC. Head of deified Alexander right, wearing horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ right, ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, Athena Nikephoros seated left; monogram before, BY on throne, trident in exergue. Müller 205; Seyrig—; SNG Copenhagen—. FDC, lustrous. ($2500)

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Very Rare Tetradrachm of Skostokos

357. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Lysimacheia mint. Circa 297-281 BC. Head of the deified Alexander right / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; lion's head before; monogram on throne. Thompson 16; SNG Fitzwilliam 1848; Müller 51. Good VF. ($750) 360. Skostokos. Circa 277-260 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.30 gm). Head of the deified Alexander right / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟ[Υ] left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] right, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; herm before, [ΣΚΟΣΤΟΚOY] in exergue. SNG Copenhagen 1171; Youroukova 104 (same obverse die). Toned, near EF, minor smoothing in fields, flan a little ragged. Very Rare. ($1000)

358. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.02 gm). Kyzikos mint. Posthumous issue, circa 3rd Century BC. Head of the deified Alexander right / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΒΑΣ1ΛΕΩ[Σ] right, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, spear across right shoulder, left arm leaning on her shield; monogram in inner left field, torch in exergue. Mektepini 172 (same obverse die); Muller 382. Attractively toned, good VF. ($750)

A Rare Tetradrachm of Mostis

An Exceptional Lysimachos Tetradrachm; Ex Lewis Collection

361. Mostis. Circa 125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.35 gm). Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΜΟΣΤΙΔΟΣ left, ΕΠΙ ΣΑΔΑΛΟΥ/ΕΤΟΥΣ 1Γ in two lines below, Athena Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike in right hand, spear behind, left elbow resting on shield. De Callatay, "Le Roi Thrace Mostis Et Une Surfrappe D'Un Alexandre Tardif De Mésembria", in Revue Belge 1991, pl. II, 2 (same obverse die); Youroukova 131 (same obverse die); SNG BMC Black Sea 309 var. (monogram at knee). Good VF, lightly toned, porous. Very Rare. ($4000) Mostis is not mentioned in any of the ancient sources, but appears to have been an ally of the Pontic King, Mithradates VI, in his wars with Rome. He was perhaps King of the Bessi, who luere treated harshly by the Roman commander Marcus Lucullus after their defeat. All of Mostis' coinage is very rare, ivith only a handful of known tetradrachms and possibly even fewer bronzes.

359. Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.07 gm). Lampsakos mint. Circa 297-281 BC. Head of the deified Alexander right / ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Athena seated left, holding Nike in her extended right hand, left arm leaning on her shield; monogram and crescent in inner left field. Thompson 61 variety (monogram differs slightly). Choice EF, lovely iridescent toning. Of the finest style and artistic execution. ($2500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

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TRITON II A Rare Tetradrachm of Kotys II

364. ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Circa 300-200 BC. AR Drachm (2.39 gm). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Δ-Υ-Ί, Pegasos flying right. SNG Copenhagen 433; SNG Delepierre 1171. Toned EF. Scarce. ($600)

362. Kotys II. Circa 57-48 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.82 gm). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / KOTYOC right, XAPAKTHfP] left, nude Herakles standing left, holding club and lion skin. Youroukova 145; Lukanc 1926 (same obverse die?). Toned VF, small bend in flan. Extremely rare, only a few specimens known! ($3000) Youroukova records only six known specimens of this coin, all struck from the same obverse die. Unique to Kotys, the legend is exceptional in that Kotys' name is written in the genitive, as is found on most coins, but the Greek word carakter is written in the nominative, thus giving the entire meaning of the legend as 'die or seal of Kotys.' This, of course, would distinguish it from the very common and contemporary imitative tetradrachms ofThasos that circulated in the same region and were otherwise stylistically identical.

365. EPEIROS, Ambrakia. Circa 360-338 BC. AR Stater (8.24 gm). Pegasos walking right; A below / Helmeted head of Athena left; A above, serpent coiled around a serpent below chin, nude male figure seated left on rocks behind. Pegasi II pg. 462, 86; Ravel, "The Colts of Ambracia," ANSNNM 37 (1928), 135. VF. Rare. ($600)

An Outstanding Drachm of Larissa; Ex Margaretha Ley Collection

363. DYNASTS OF THRACE. Koson. Mid 1st Century BC. AV Stater (8.32 gm). ΚΟΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two lictors; BR monogram to left / Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath. RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF. ($750)

366. THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 435-400 BC. AR Drachm (6.27 gm). Youth wrestling bull to the right / ΛΑΡ above, ΙΣΑ IA below, bridled horse galloping right; all within an incuse square. Herrmann pi. III, 1 (same obverse die); Dewing 1389 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 107. Attractive light toning, choice EF, very slight double striking on the reverse. Beautifully engraved obverse die and the nicest example of this type that has been sold in the last decade that we could locate. ($2000)

Marcus Junius Brutus and C. Cassius Longinus left for Greece in August of 44 BC, having failed to win popular support at Rome following the assassination of Caesar. In the next two years the tyrannicides collected an immense war chest as they assembled their forces for the contest against Antony and Octavian. The historian Appian (Bell. Civ. IV. 75) tells us that L. Brutus struck from the treasures consigned to him by Polemocratia, the widow of the Thracian dynast Sadalas.

Ex Margaretha Ley Collection (Numismatik Lanz, 21 November 1994), lot 67 ® SF 5200; Dieter Gorny Auktion 44 (3 April 1989), lot 266.

Although the identity of the "Koson" named on the coins remains uncertain, the coinage in his name must be the coinage ofL. Brutus described by Appian. The obverse depicts the great consul L. Junius Brutus, who expelled the Tarquins from Rome in 509 BC, accompanied by two lictors bearing axes. The design is copied from the denarius issued by M. Junius Brutus when he was a moneyer in 54 BC (Crawford 433/1). The reverse, an eagle standing on a sceptre and holding a victory wreath, was evidently a standard type at Rome and occurs on the coinage of Q. Pomponius Rufus (Crawford 398/1). The monogram is to be read as BR or LBR (Brutus or L. Brutus). The designs express Brutus' propaganda in the civil war perfectly: the obverse represents the historic fight against tyranny, and the reverse represents the victorious Roman eagle.

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371. ATTICA, Athens. 455-449 BC. AR Drachm (4.23 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right with tufted tail feathers, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. Starr Group V. Toned, good VF. Rare. ($2500)

367. Larissa. Circa 344-321 BC. AR Didrachm (12.18 gm). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left / ΛΑΡΙ-Σ-ΑΙΟΝ, horse prancing right. SNG Copenhagen 119; SNG Lockett 1571. Toned, near EF, small bump on cheek. Finest style. Rare. ($2000) From the Phomix

Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

368. AKARNANIA, Anaktorion. Circa 345-300 BC. AR Stater (8.57 gm). Pegasos flying left; monogram below / Helmeted head of Athena left; lyre behind. Pegasi II pg. 483, 5 / 1 (same dies). Toned, ($250) good VF, overstruck.

372. Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.22 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Copenhagen 32. EF, with a full crest, reverse slightly double struck. [See color plate 4]. ($2000)

369. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 350-270 BC. AR Stater (8.57 gm). Pegasos flying left; A below / Helmeted head of Athena left; ΑΡΓΕΙ above, crested helmet behind. Pegasi II pg. 526,11. Near EF. ($250)

An Extremely Rare Tetradrachm of Eretria

373. Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Copenhagen 32. Toned, good VF, nice crest. Very attractive. ($1000)

370. EUBOEA, Eretria. Circa 510 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Bull standing right, scratching nose with its hind hoof; bird standing right on bull's back, E below / Octopus, E above; all in incuse square. SNG Lockett 1791 (same obverse die); SNG Spencer-Churchill 143 (same dies); Kraay, ACGC, 269. Good VF, irregular flan. Extremely Rare. ($20,000) After Chalkis, Eretria iva s the second city of the island of Euboea and, like its neighbor, was very active in trade with Syria and with colonizing in Italy, Sicily, and the northern Aegean region. Its coinage commenced soon after the middle of the 6th century BC and from the beginning featured on obverse the charming image of a cow scratching itself with its hoof, symbolic of the cattle for which the island was famed. The octopus first appeared as a reverse type toward the close of the century and may be regarded as the civic emblem of Eretria. A saying ascribed to Themistokles referred to the Eretrians as "having an octopus where their heart should be." Eretria assisted the Greek cities in the 'Ionian Revolt' against Persian rule in 499494 BC, an action which brought upon the city the terrible revenge of Darius in 490.

374. Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.15 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Copenhagen 32. EF, horn silver and light pitting on the obverse. ($750) 70


TRITON II Another Rare Aeginetan "Proto-Tortoise"

379. AEGINA. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Stater (11.95 gm). "Prototortoise", a turtle with globular segmented shell; pointed hind quarter / "Early Union Jack" — eight-part divided punch. SNG Delepierre 1838; Milbank pl. I, 6. Nice VF. Rare. ($1000)

375. Athens. Late 4th or Early 3rd Century BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Copenhagen 63. Choice EF, small flan as always. ($300)

376. Athens. Circa Late 3rd Century BC. AR Tetrobol (2.63 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with two olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Α - Θ - Ε , two owls standing facing one another. SNG Copenhagen 86; Svoronos pi. 23, 43ff. VF, old scratch between owls. Scarce denomination. ($750)

380. AEGINA. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (12.01 gm). T-back turtle / Large 'skew' pattern incuse. SNG Delepierre 1522-1526 and 1758-1773. Attractively toned, near EF, well centered. ($2000)

381. AEGINA. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Stater (12.33 gm). T-back turtle / Large 'skew' pattern incuse. SNG Delepierre 1522-1526 and 1758-1773. Near EF. ($1500)

377. AEGINA. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Stater (12.19 gm). Sea turtle / "Mill-Sail" — eight-part divided punch, four incuse and four raised sections. SNG Delepierre 1502. Good VF. ($750) The "mill-sail" designation for the reverse type of this archaic Aeginetan stater (and other early incuse punch designs) comes from the sail pattern of a windmill. The sails were made from cloth at first and later, especially on the American plains, they were made from galvanized tin but still retained the same shape and design as their European ancestors.

382. AEGINA. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Drachm (5.53 gm). Sea-turtie, row of dots on shell — "T-back" / Incuse skew pattern. SNG Delepierre 1527. Toned EF, well centered and attractively toned. The drachms of this type are significantly rarer than the staters. ($2500)

Rare Aeginetan "Proto-Tortoise‫״‬

378. AEGINA. Circa 525-500 BC. AR Stater (12.41 gm). "Proto-tortoise", a turtle with globular segmented shell; rounded hind quarter; countermark of eagle's head left / "Early Union Jack" — eight-part divided punch. Milbank pl. 1,12. Good VF. Very Rare. ($3000) 383. AEGINA. Circa 457-431 BC. AR Stater (12.29 gm). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Refined skew punch. SNG Delepierre 1535-1540 and 1774-1837 (possibly the same obverse die as 1824). EF. ($1000) 71


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389. ARCADIA, Arcadian League. Circa 477-468 BC. AR Triobol (3.07 gm). Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre / AflK-A behind, QI?OM before, head of Artemis right, hair bound with fillet; all in incuse square. Williams "The Confederate Coinage of the Arcadians in the Fifth Century BC," ANSNNM 155 (1965), 89 (062/R54); SNG Fitzwilliam 3841-3842 (same dies). Lightly toned, good VF. Rare. ($1000)

384. CORINTH. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.37 gm). Pegasos flying left; Î below / Helmeted head of Athena right; forepart of a chimaera, K, pellet and E behind. Pegasi I pg. 245,365/1 (same dies); Ravel 985. Near EF. ($300)

Very Rare Stymphalian Stater

385. CORINTH. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.59 gm). Pegasos flying left; ? below / Helmeted head of Athena left; Ν in wreath behind. Pegasi I pg. 250, 386; Ravel 1069. EF, nicely centered. ($400) 390. ARCADIA, Stymphalos. Circa 360-350 BC. AR Stater (11.95 gm). Laureate head of Artemis Stymphalia right, wearing necklace and pendant earring / ΣΤΎΜΦΑΛΙΩΝ, Herakles in fighting stance left, preparing to strike with club in raised right hand, holding bow and lion's skin in left hand; ΣΟ between his legs. Traité III 884 (pl. CCXXIV, 22); BMC Peleponnesos 6 (pl. XXXVII, 4); SNG Copenhagen 287; Gulbenkian 560. Lightly toned, near EF/VF, reverse slightly double struck. Very rare and of marvelous style. ($12,500)

386. CORINTH. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.62 gm). Pegasos flying left; ? below / Laureate, helmeted head of Athena left; A-P below, aegis behind. Pegasi I pg. 262, 427; Ravel 1009. EF. ($400)

Stymphalos was the site of Herakles' sixth labor, and the reverse of this coin has been interpreted as showing him performing it. The birds, which inhabited the lake near Stymphalos, were of a particularly vile sort, reputed to shoot iron-tipped feathers and eat human flesh. Local legend records tlzat Herakles either drove them off with the noise of a bronze rattle made by Hephaistos or shot them with arrows. As Herakles does not seem equipped to do either here, an alternate explanation can be taken from contemporary events. In 371 BC the Boeotian League defeated the Spartans at the Battle ofLeuktra and broke Sparta's hold on the Peleponnesos. One of the results of this zvas a blossoming of local coinage, particularly in Arkadia and Messenia. A number of staters representing types of regional importance zvere issued by various cities. Herakles can be seen as striking dozun Spartan tyranny.

387. CORINTH. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.60 gm). Pegasos flying left; Ϊ below / Wreathed and helmeted head of Athena left; [AP] below, comucopiae behind. Pegasi I pg. 263, 430; Ravel 1012. EF, nicely centered. ($400)

An Olympian Stater; Ex Lewis Collection

388. CORINTH. Circa 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.60 gm). Pegasos flying left; ? below / Helmeted head of Athena left; Δ before, I and Artemis running left, carrying torch behind. Pegasi I pg. 268, 453; Ravel 1077. Nice EF, nicely centered. ($400)

391. ELIS, Olympia. Circa 343-323 BC. AR Stater (12.18 gm). Laureate head of Zeus / F A , eagle standing right, thunderbolt to left, coiled serpent and H to right. Seltman Group H, 204 (obverse die CR / reverse die not listed); SNG Lockett 2410; Dewing 1892. Toned, good VF, slightly double struck on reverse. ($4000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

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392. CYCLADES, Andros. Circa 600 BC. AR Stater (12.09 gm). Amphora / Square incuse divided into six triangular segments. Kunstfreundes 19; Münzen und Medaillen Vente Publique 76, 714. VF. Extremely Rare. ($4000)

396. Kydonia. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (11.21 gm). Head of nymph right, hair rolled and tied with vine / ΚΥΔΩ[Ν], nude Kydon standing left, stringing a bow. Svoronos 3, pi. ix, 3 (same obverse die); Le Rider pi. ix, 18 (same dies); Dewing 1995. Toned, good VF, soft strike. ($1500)

Kraal/ mentions that the coinage of Andros, like that of many of the other Cycladic islands, adopted the Aeginetan weight standard of 12.02 gm to the stater. The Aeginetan standard was named for the commercial prominence of Aegina, and was perhaps instituted as a pre-coinage standard of weight by Pheidon of Argos. In discussing these local coinages, Kraay also noted their rarity, claiming "each survive in a handful of specimens only" (Kraay, ACGC, pg. 45 and Appendix 1).

397. Lyttos. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (11.69 gm). Eagle flying right / AVTTS-O-N, boar's head right within beaded square. Svoronos 21 (same dies); Le Rider pi. xxv, 15; Dewing—. VF, a bit overcleaned. ($1000) 393. CYCLADES, Paros. Circa 230-200 BC. AR Rhodian Didrachm (7.58 gm). Female head right (Artemis?), hair tied over head with ribbon wrapped three times / ΑΝΑΞΙΚ ΠΑΡΙ in two lines above, goat standing right. BMC Crete pg. 114, 11; Kraay-Hirmer 536. Lightly toned, near EF. Rare. ($3000) Ex Münzen Und Medaillen 1991), lot 788.

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398. Phaistos. Circa 300 BC. AR Stater (11.25 gm). N u d e Herakles standing right, slaying the Hydra; club in right hand, lion's skin draped over left arm / ΦΑΙΣΤΙΟΝ, bull butting right. Svoronos 54; Le Rider pi. iv, 13 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF. ($3000)

394. CRETE, Aptera. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (11.02 gm). ΑΠΤΕΡΑΙΩ[Ν], head of Artemis Aptera right / ΠΤ0Λ101Κ0Σ, the warrior Ptolioikos standing left, holding spear and shield; sacred tree and monogram before. Svoronos 2; Le Rider pi. ix, 15 (same obverse die); Dewing 1975 (same dies). Toned VF. Rare. ($2500)

Ex Olga H. Knoepke Collection (Glendining's and A.H. Baldwin & Son, 10 December 1986), lot 228.

399. Phalasarna. Circa 330-270 BC. AR Stater (11.73 gm). Head of Artemis Diktynna right, wearing single-pendant earring, hair bound with cord / Φ-Α, trident head. Svoronos pg. 269, 2, pi. 25, 5 (same dies); Le Rider pi. x, 13 (this coin). Toned, near EF, obverse strike a little flat. Rare. ($1500)

395. Gortyna. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (11.61 gm). Europa seated right in tree, head resting on her left hand / Bull standing right, scratching its nose. Svoronos 64, pi. xiv, 11 (same dies); Le Rider pi. v, 10 (same dies); Dewing 2021 (same dies). Toned VF. Rare. ($2000)

Ex Olga H. Knoepke Collection (Glendining's and A.H. Baldwin & Son, 10 December 1986), lot 230; Trésor de 1953 (IGCH 152).

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400. Rhaukos. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (10.87 gm). Poseidon, nude and standing facing, holding trident and leading horse; horse's foot set on a rock; countermark of an eye(?) within circle of dots, all within incuse circle / PAY left, KION right, ornate trident. Svoronos 10; Le Rider pi. xxx, 19 (this coin); Dewing 2098 (same obverse die). Toned VF, overstruck. ($1000)

403. Mithradates VI. 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.58 gm). Year 222 (76/75 BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star, crescent and monogram to left, ΒΚΣ and monogram to right, Θ (month 9) below; all within ivy wreath. De Callatay D34/R8 (this coin listed as specimen d); SNG BMC Black Sea 1038 (same dies); Gulbenkian 946 (same obverse die); Hunterian 5. Near EF, traces of original hoard patina. ($2500)

401. CRETE, Tylisos. Circa 320-270 BC. AR Stater (11.30 gm). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos decorated with palmettes and a single-pendant earring / ΤΥΛ1Σ1ΩΝ retrograde, Apollo standing left, holding goat's head in right hand, bow in left; branch before. Svoronos 1; Le Rider pi. vi, 17; Dewing—. Lightly toned VF, old scratch on cheek. Rare. ($1500)

Ex Vinchon Auction (17 November (8 April 1987), lot 179.

Very Rare Gold Stater of Mithradates the Great

1990), lot 29; Dieter Gorny Auktion 36

402. KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI. 120-63 BC. AV Stater (8.35 gm). Year 213 (85/84 BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, Μ1ΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star and crescent to left, ΓΙΣ and monogram to right, I (month 10) below; all within ivy wreath. De Callatay D12/R1 (this coin illustrated on plate 1); Waddington Recueil pg. 13, 9 (this coin listed); SNG von Aulock 6677 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 233 (same obverse die). VF, nice centering, small flan crack. Very Rare. ($10,000) Ex Bank Leu AG Auktion Ouvaroff (1887), no. 513.

30 (28 April 1982), lot 155; Collection

A.

404. Mithradates VI. 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.60 gm). Year 208 (90/89BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star, crescent and monogram to left, ΗΣ and monogram to right, Β (month 2) below; all within ivy wreath. De Callatay D39/R1 (this coin listed as specimen a and illustrated on plate iv); SNG BMC Black Sea 1033 var. (different month). Toned EF. ($3000)

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Ex Sotheby's (9 fune 1983), lot 88.

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TRITON II A Rare Kyzikene Electrum Stater

408. Kyzikos. Circa 410-400 BC. EL Stater (16.07 gm). Laureate head of Apollo, facing three-quarters right; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 132; Boston MFA 1492; Traité pl. 173,13; Regling 1436. Near EF. [See color plate 1]. ($15,000) Ex Bank Leu Auktion 20 (25-26 April 1978), lot 115.

405. Mithradates VI. 120-63 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.61 gm). Year 209 (89/88 BC). Diademed head of Mithradates right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΙΘΡΑΔΑΤΟΥ ΕΥΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star, crescent and monogram to left, ΘΣ above rump, monogram behind; all within ivy wreath. De Callatay D55/R27; Norman Davis Collection 185 (same dies); SNG Lockett 2646 (same obverse die); SNG Tübingen 2073 (same obverse die); SNG BMC Black Sea 10341035. Toned EF. ($2000)

A Rare & Historically Important Kyzikene Stater

406. KINGS OF BITHYNIA. Nikomedes IV. 94-74 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.19 gm). Year 206 (92/91 BC). Diademed head of Nikomedes right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΟΥ left, Zeus standing left, holding wreath in right hand, sceptre in left; eagle on thunderbolt, monogram and date to left. Dewing 2159; Pozzi 2155; De Callatay pg. 61 (dies not listed). Attractive light toning, near EF. ($1000)

409. Kyzikos. Circa 334 BC. EL Stater (16.04 gm). Eleutheria seated left on rock, holding wreath in right hand; tunny below, ΕΛΕ[Υ]ΘΕΡ[1] in two lines on rock / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 215; Traité pl. 174, 37; The Greenwell Collection, NumChron 1887, pi.

Ill, 3. VF, two small striking splits on edge. The finest known of the five published specimens. ($10,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Leiois Sr.

Collection.

Kyzikos was one of the earliest minting cities to strike coins, beginning its series of electrum staters and fractions around 600 BC. From the late 6th century until late in the 4th century, staters were issued continually, with hundreds of types now known. It was the large issues of Philip and Alexander that finally displaced the Kyzikene stater. This specimen is perImps the most historically important stater in the entire series as it is the only stater from Kyzikos to bear an inscription, and it is this inscription, 'Eleutheria" (Freedom) that makes clear the intent of the type: to celebrate a liberation. Several different victories have been suggested, but the prèsenee of a coin of this type in the Prinkipo hoard, buried circa 334 BC, in conjunction with gold staters of Philip II, clearly suggests tluit the victory in question is Alexander's first defeat of the Persians at the river Granicus in 334 BC. The Granicus was located just to the south and west of Kyzikos and with Alexander's victory, Kyzikos was liberated from Persian control. Thus, not only is this a very rare stater from Kyzikos, it also represents the first coin struck as a direct result of Alexander's campaign to conquer the world, predating even Alexander's own coinage!

407. MYSIA, Kyzikos. Circa 500 BC. EL Stater (15.87 gm). Bull standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Von Fritze 88; Boston MFA 1466; Traité pl. 177,1; Regling 1544. VF. Very Rare. ($3000) Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 10 (9 April 1997), lot 232; Münzen und Medaillen AG Vente Publique 52 (19-20 June 1975), lot 172; Hess-Leu Auktion 45 (12-13 May 1970), lot 239; Münzen und Medaillen AG Vente Publique 11 (1953), lot 62; Hermitage Museum Collection (Felix Schiessinger Auktion 13, February 1935), lot 1156.

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TRITON II Very Rare Tetradrachm of Lampsakos

413. Lampsakos. Circa 140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.63 gm). Head of Priapos right, wearing wreath of ivy / ΛΑΜΨΑ right, [Κ]ΗΝΩΝ left, Apollo Kitharoidos standing right, holding lyre in left arm; cult statue of Demeter holding two lit torches before, monogram behind; magistrate ΠΡΟΜΗΘΙΟΝΟΣ [T]OY ΛΑΜΠΩΝΟΣ in exergue. Head,

410. Kyzikos. Circa 280-250 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.27 gm). ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, head of Kore Soteira left, hair in sphendone covered with a veil, two grain ears / KY-ZI, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on a kithara; monogram b e f o r e . B M C M y s i a pg. 36, 133; W a r d , Greek Coins and Their

Principal Coins of the Greeks, pi. 39, 4 (same obverse die); Pozzi 2238

(same obverse die). Toned, nice VR Very Rare.

Parent

Cities, 607, pi. xv, 607 (this coin); Imhoof-Blumer, "Antike Griechische Münzen," in SNR 1913, pg. 25, 58a (this coin). Toned, good VF. Very Rare. ($3000)

Ex John Ward Collection

(Sotheby's, 4-5 April 1973), lot 515;

($3000)

Priapos, possibly of Phrygian origin, was a god of fertility whose cult was well established at Lampsakos. He is often represented on Lampsakene coinage as a short figure with a disproportionately enlarged phallus.

IGCH1281.

AV 411. Lampsakos. Circa 370 BC. AV Stater (8.46 gm). Head of maenad left, wearing wreath of ivy, single-pendant earring and a necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right. Baldwin, "Lampsakos: The Gold Staters, Silver and Bronze Coinages," in AJN 1924, 11; Traité pl. 171, 23; SNG von Aulock 7393 EF. Very Rare. ($5000)

Very Rare Lampsakene Gold Stater

414. Pergamene Kings of Mysia. Philetairos I. 284-263 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.89 gm). Diademed head of Seleukos I right / ΦΙΛΕTAIPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding shield and spear; ivy leaf before, bow behind, A on throne. Newell, "The Pergamene Mint Under Philetaerus," ANSNNM 76 (1936), 15 (obverse die xix, reverse die unlisted); Pozzi 2249; McClean 7671. Good VF, light marks in fields. Very Rare. ($5000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

412. Lampsakos. Circa 370 BC. AV Stater (8.38 gm). Head of maenad left, wearing wreath of ivy, triple-pendant earring and a necklace / Forepart of Pegasos right. Baldwin, "Lampsakos: The Gold Staters, Silver and Bronze Coinages," in AjN 1924, 17q, pi. 11, 3-4 (same dies); Boston MFA 1590; BMC Mysia pg. 81, 29. Near EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 1]. ($10,000)

When Lysimachos established the mint of Pergamon, he entrusted the treasury to the eunuch Philetairos. In the latter 280s, Philetairos changed his allegiance to Seleukos I. Shortly thereafter in 281 BC, Lysimachos was defeated by Seleukos at the Battle of Korupedion. Although Seleukos was assassinated the following year, Philetairos continued to acknoiuledge Seleukid primacy from which he was not granted independence until 274.

From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XII (23-24 March 1983), lot 59.

Philetairos' coin types reflect his royal allegiances: the bust of the Syrian king on the obverse is combined with the figure of Athena as posed on Lysimachos' tetradrachms. It is believed that Philetairos' coins were struck from the 9000 talents of silver housed in the Pergamene treasury, and as his coins are very rare, it is likely that they were not struck continuously throughout his reign, perhaps only beginning with the kingdom's independence from Seleukid suzerainty in 274.

Obscure references to Dionysos on electrum staters of Lampsakos is embellished in the 4th century by an orgy of Dionysiac celebration. Beside the god himself, a parade of his followers appear on Lampsakene gold staters, including his frenzied maenads.

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TRITON II 418. IONIA, H e r a k l e i a ad Latmon. After 165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right; helmet decorated with Pegasos and four horses / ΗΡΑΚΛΕΩΤΩΝ, club, monograms and owl below; all within wreath. SNG von Aulock 1977; SNG Lockett 2824. EF. ($750) From the John Jordan

Collection.

419. Lebedos. Circa 150 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.61 gm). Laureate and helmeted head of Athena right / ΛΕΒΕΔΙΩΝ, owl standing facing on club between twin cornuacopiae; magistrate ΑΘΗ-ΝΑΙΟΣ, all within wreath. Amandry 6 (D2/R7). Toned EF, reverse slightly double struck. Very Rare. ($2500)

415. E u m e n e s I. 263-241 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.76 gm). Laureate head of Philetairos right / Φ1ΛΕΤΑ1ΡΟΥ, Athena enthroned left, holding shield and spear; ivy leaf above knee, bow behind, A on throne. Westermark Group III, V.XVII/R—; Pozzi 2251 (same obverse die). Toned EF, light scratch on reverse before shield. ($2000) Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Part IV (19-20 June 1991), lot 319; Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 41 (18-19 June 1970), lot 151.

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420. Miletos. Before 575 BC. EL Stater (13.95 gm). Lion reclining left, head reverted, within rectangular frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments / Central oblong punch containing a fox running left and stellate pattern; square punch below containing a stag's head; square p u n c h above containing stellate pattern. Weidauer 126 (slightly different reverse punches); Boston MFA 1882 (slightly different reverse punches); Kraay-Hirmer 591 (slightly different reverse punches). Good VF. Very Rare. ($3000) 416. Attalos I. 241-197 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Laureate head of Philetairos right / ΦΙΛΕΤΑ IPOY, Athena enthroned left, holding wreath, shield set on ground behind; A above knee, bow behind, grape cluster in outer left field. Westermark Group V, V.LXXXV/R5; Weber 5170 (same dies); SNG von Aulock 1358 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 336 (same obverse die). Lightly toned, near EF. Attractive dies. ($1000)

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421. Miletos. Before 575 BC. EL Stater (14.07 gm). Lion reclining left, head reverted, within rectangular frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments / Three irregular incuse punches, two square and one rectangular. Weidauer—; Traité pl. 1, 15. VF. Very Rare. ($2500) 417. LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 478-455 BC. EL Hekte (2.52 gm). Ram's head right; cock standing left below / Incuse bull's head right. Bodenstedt 27 ( a / a ) ; Boston MFA 1670 (same dies); Weber 5599 (same dies). Near EF. Rare. ($1000) EL 422. Phokaia. Circa 477-388 BC. EL Hekte (2.56 gm). Facing panther's head / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt 53 (b/ß); SNG von Aulock 7948. EF, light obverse die rust, nice centering with a full mane. ($750)

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426. Samos. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.85 gm). Eagle flying right / Square incuse with irregular markings. Traité pl. 9, 17. VF. Extremely Rare. ($2500) 423. Persian Satraps of Ionia. Ephesos(?). Circa 350-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.85 gm). Persian king kneeling right, holding bow in left hand, spear in right; Α Γ monogram behind / Incuse relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos(?). A.E.M. Johnston, "The Earliest Preserved Greek Map: A New Ionian Coin Type,‫ ״‬JHS (1967), 32 (this coin - only two specimens listed with this monogram); cf. Leo Mildenberg, "Money Supply under Artaxerxes III Ochus," in Studies in Memory of Martin

Price, pi. 61, 81 (no m o n o g r a m ) ; cf. B M C I o n i a

pg. 324, 3 (no monogram); cf. Traité pl. 89, 8 (no monogram). Toned VF. Very Rare. ($4000) Ex Münzen

Und Medaillen

Auktion

427. Samos. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.88 gm). Facing lioness head; wreath-like background / Square incuse with irregular markings. Weidauer 200 (same dies); Boston MFA 1778; Traité pl. 9, 20; Kraay, ACGC, 67. EF, well centered and attractive. Very Rare. ($2500)

10 (22-23 June 1951), lot 321.

Particularly interesting is the reverse design depicting what Johnston has interpreted as a relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos, which if it is, tvould have been very useful to the Persians prior to Alexander's conquests and would also be the earliest Greek map and first physical relief map known. On the right (north) are the mountains Tmolos and Messogis between the river valleys of the Cayster and Maeander, to the left of ivhich are three mountain ridges (Madranbaba Dagi, Karincali Dagi, and Akaba Tepesi). Johnston follows Six in suggesting that the coins were probably struck under the Persian general Memnon at Ephesos, circa 336-334 BC, in order to pay his army after he had captured the city, but before his defeat by Alexander at the Battle of Granicus in 334. However, this theory is still debated and doubted by scholars, most recently by Leo Mildenberg.

428. KINGS OF LYDIA. Uncertain King. Before 561 BC. EL Third (4.73 gm). Head of roaring lion right, knob with five rays on forehead / Double incuse punch. Weidauer 89; SNG von Aulock 2868-2869. EF. ($1000)

429. Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AR Sixth-Siglos or Hekte (1.76 gm). Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Double incuse punch. Rosen 667. Toned, good VF. Very nice. ($600)

424. ISLANDS OFF IONIA. Chios. Circa 412-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.19 gm). Sphinx seated left, amphora surmounted by grape-bunch before / Quadripartite incuse square, ΒΑΣ1ΛΕΙΔΗΣ across horizontal band; vertical striations within each quarter. Cf. Baldwin 72 (horizontal striations); cf. BMC Ionia pg. 331, 28 (horizontal striations). EF, choice flan, lightly toned around devices. Very Rare. ($4000) Ex Numismatic

Fine Arts Auction

XXX (8 December

430. Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AV Stater (8.06 gm). Light Series. Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, both with straight legs / Two square incuse punches of different sizes. Boston MFA 2073; Dewing 2431; SNG von Aulock 2875. Lustrous, superb EF. ($7000)

1992), lot 90.

This rare type of light weight electrum stater demonstrates a vigorous lion attacking the bull and luas struck during the time of Kroisos (561-546 BC) rather than during the reign of Darios I (510-486 BC) as is the case with the more common light weight stater of a far more subdued style.

425. Samos. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.87 gm). Uncertain type, perhaps a lion standing right devouring a hare / Square incuse with irregular markings. Rosen 362; Boston MFA 1777; Traité pl. 9,9; Pozzi 2364. VF. Very Rare. ($1250) 78


TRITON II 434. Knidos. Circa 190-167 BC. AR Didrachm (5.09 gm). Facing head of helios, slightly left / KNI above, forepart of a roaring lion right; bee behind, magistrate [ΕΥ]ΒΟΥΛ[ΟΣ]. SNG von Aulock 2614. EF. Fine style for this issue. ($750) >

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431. Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AV Stater (8.01 gm). Light Series. Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, both with straight legs / Two square incuse punches of different sizes. Boston MFA 2073; Dewing 2431; SNG von Aulock 2875. Lustrous EF. ($6000) 435. Knidos. Circa 190-167 BC. AR Didrachm (5.55 gm). Facing head of helios, slightly right / ΚΝΙΔΙΘΝ (sic) above, forepart of a roaring lion right; lyre behind, magistrate ΕΥΒΟΥΛ[ ΟΣ], Cf. SNG von Aulock 2614 var. (ethnic and symbol). Near EF. Rare. ($400)

436. Knidos. Circa 190-167 BC. AR Didrachm (5.19 gm). Facing head of Helios, slightly right / KNI above, forepart of a roaring lion right; star behind, magistrate ΛΥΣΙΠΠΟΥ. SNG Copenhagen 321. EF. Rare. ($600)

432. CARIA, Kaunos. Circa 430-410 BC. AR Stater (11.54 gm). Winged female figure running left, holding caduceus and wreath / Baetyl(?) with inverted Δ and grape clusters. Konuk, "The Early C o i n a g e of K a u n o s , " in Studies

in Memory

of Martin

Price, 99

(041/R40); Troxell, "Winged Carians," in Essays for Margaret Thompson, pg. 260, 27 (same dies). Toned EF. ($4000)

437. CARIA, Uncertain. Circa 500 BC. AR Stater (10.81 gm). Forepart of a roaring lion right / Incuse punch divided into two halves. Cf. SNG von Aulock 2334; cf. Traité pl. 19, 22; Schultz, "Antike Münzen: Bildheft zur Ausstellung des Münzkabinetts in der Antikensammlung im Pergamonmuseum," pg. 17, 10. Lightly toned VF, surfaces a little rough. Rare. ($1250)

433. Knidos. Circa 449-411 BC. AR Drachm (6.27 gm). Forepart of roaring lion right / Archaic head of Aphrodite within incuse square. Cahn Series V, 90 (V43/R61); SNG Helsinki 137 (same dies). EF, nicely centered and well struck. One of the finest known Series V Drachms. Very rare, only one specimen from these dies listed by Cahn. ($1500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection.

438. SATRAPS OF CARIA. H e k a t o m n o s . 395-377 BC. AR Drachm (4.25 gm). Forepart of roaring lion left; EKA above / Stellate pattern. SNG von Aulock 2356. Toned EF. ($750)

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A Magnificent Mausollos Tetradrachm

439. M a u s s o l l o s . 377-353 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (15.05 gm). H e a d of A p o l l o facing, slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Z e u s L a b r a u n d o s s t a n d i n g r i g h t , h o l d i n g d o u b l e axe (labrys) a n d l o t u s - t i p p e d sceptre; ME m o n o g r a m b e h i n d . S N G v o n A u l o c k 2358; K r a a y - H i r m e r 638. Toned, s u p e r b EF. Finest style d i e s in t h e entire series! [See color plate 4]. ($20,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XX (9-10 March 1988), lot 735; Numismatic Auction VIII (6 June 1980), lot 287 (this coin used for the cover illustration).

Fine Arts

Maussollos patronized the arts and learning in a manner which foreshadowed the hellenistic dynasties of Alexandria and Pergamon. His protégés included the astronomer-mathematician Eudoxus and the Athenian orator Aeschines. His finest contribution was largely posthumous - the magnificent tomb for which Maussollos and later his widow Artemisia commissioned the greatest living architects and sculptors, and which gave us the English word Mausoleum. This splendid tetradrachm is vivid proof of the Carian dynast's taste and culture. Stylistically and technically it is one of the magnificent numismatic creations of the fourth century, and it too is likely to have been specially commissioned from a major artist. The issue marked with the ME monogram employs two additional obverse dies, both derivative from the die featured here (see Garrett Sale 2 (1984), lot 271, and SNG Spencer-Churchill 191). There appear to be no obverse die links to other tetradrachm issues of Maussollos, the vast majority of which are die linked, probably in a single series. These facts tend to confirm the impression conveyed by the beauty of this piece, tlwt it was meant to stand apart from the regular coinage. It has been suggessted that the occasion of issue might have been the dedication of the Mausoleum, which was celebrated with impressive games and a great panhellenic festival involving luminaries from throughout the Greek ivorld.

440. H i d r i e u s . 353-344 BC. A R T e t r a d r a c h m (15.20 gm). L a u r e a t e h e a d of A p o l l o , facing slightly r i g h t / ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Z e u s L a b r a u n d o s s t a n d i n g right, h o l d i n g d o u b l e axe (labrys) o v e r s h o u l d e r a n d lotust i p p e d sceptre; E b y feet. B M C Caria pg. 183, 1; Babelon, Les Perses Achéménides, pl. χ, 8. Lightly t o n e d EF, well c e n t e r e d , fine style. ($2500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

441. H i d r i e u s . 353-344 BC. AR D i d r a c h m (6.92 g m ) . L a u r e a t e h e a d of Apollo, facing slightly r i g h t / ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Z e u s L a b r a u n d o s s t a n d i n g , h o l d i n g d o u b l e axe (labrys) a n d l o t u s - t i p p e d sceptre; m o n o g r a m at feet. S N G v o n A u l o c k 2366; S N G H e l s i n k i 277; BMC Caria p g . 183, 2. C h o i c e EF. Fine style. ($2000)

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Three Important Lycian Staters of Phaselis

442. Hidrieus. 353-344 BC. AR Drachm (3.76 gm). Laureate head of Apollo, facing slightly right / ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ, Zeus Labraundos standing right, holding double axe (labrys) over shoulder and lotustipped sceptre. SNG von Aulock 2367 (this coin); SNG Finland 278. Lightly toned, choice EF, well centered, fine style. Rare denomination. ($3000) 446. LYCIA, Phaselis. Circa 550 BC. AR Stater (10.86 gm). Prow of galley right ill the form of a boar's head, exophthalmic eye / Divided incuse punch. SNG von Aulock 4389; Heipp-Tamer, Die Münzprägung

der

Lykischen

Stadt

Phaselis

in Grieschischer

(Saarbrucken, 1993), pg. 129,1. Toned EF. Very Rare!

Phaselis was founded in 690 BC by settlers from the island of Rhodes. In the same year, the great Rhodian seafarers also founded Gela, 011 the island of Sicily, thus extending their influence across the Greek world. The colony of Phaselis was the one purely Greek city in Lycia and differed in language, culture and alpliabet from the adjacent cities of the region.

443. Pixodaros. 340-334 BC. AR Didrachm (6.94 gm). Laureate head of Apollo, facing slightly right / ΠΙΞΩΔΑΡΟΥ, Zeus Labraundos standing, holding double axe (labrys) and lotus-tipped sceptre. SNG Copenhagen 597; SNG von Aulock 2375; Weber 6608 (same obverse die). Toned EF. ($1200) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

It should be noted that the coinage of Phaselis is amongst the earliest, if not the earliest of all silver coinage struck in Asia Minor. Struck circa 550 BC, this coin is roughly contemporary with the silver issues of King Kroisos of Lydia and represents the dawn of this medium of exchange in Asia Minor.

Collection.

444. ISLANDS OFF CARIA. Rhodes. Circa 375-350 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.78 gm). Facing head of Helios, slightly right / ΡΟΔΙΟΝ, rose with bud; F to left, dolphin to right. Cf. SNG von Aulock 2787. Toned, good VF. Very rare variety, unpublished in the major references. ($4000)

447. Phaselis. Circa 530 BC. AR Stater (10.80 gm). Prow of galley right, resembling the forepart of a boar; shields visible along gunwhale / Irregular incuse punch. Kagan, "IGCH 1185 Reconsidered," in Revue Beige 1992, 27, pi. iii, 27. Toned EF. Very Rare! ($2500)

Ex Olga H. Knoepke Collection (Glendining's and A.H. Baldwin & Son, 10 December 1986), lot 302; Hess-Leu Auktion (7 April 1960), lot 225.

The staters of Phaselis, similar to Asyut 732, are zoell known, being represented in nearly all major collections. These staters show a similar obverse design, yet the reverse punch is neatly divided. Asyut dates these to circa 500 BC. The staters offered in this lot and the following have an unformed and irregular incuse punch and represent the earliest coins struck at this Lycian city.

448. Phaselis. Circa 530 BC. AR Stater (10.87 gm). Prow of galley left, resembling the forepart of a boar; shields visible along gunwhale / Irregular incuse punch. Cf. Kagan, "IGCH 1185 Reconsidered," in Revue Beige 1992, 27 (galley right); cf. Asyut 732ff for later type. Toned EF. Very Rare and unpublished! ($2500)

445. Rhodes. Circa 230-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.45 gm). Facing radiate head of Helios, slightly right / ΡΟΔΙΟΝ, rose with bud; prow to left, magistrate ΑΜΕΙΝ-ΙΑΣ below. SNG Helsinki 542; SNG von Aulock 2799; SNG Lockett 2949; Boston MFA 2054. Nice EF, wonderful facing head of Helios. ($1500) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

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($4000)

Collection.

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TRITON II A Unique Tetradrachm of Phaseiis

453. CILICIA, Aigeai. Year 16 (89/88 BC?). AR Tetradrachm (14.50 gm). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in her right hand, spear and shield to right; ΔΙ and club in left field, IC in exergue, Δ to lower right. Bloesch, "Tetradrachms of Aegeae (Cilicia)," in Essays to Thompson, 3; Bloesch, "Hellenistic Coins of Aegeae (Cilicia)," in ANSMN 27 (1982), 111; SNG Levante 1655. Toned, nice VF. Rare. ($500)

449. Phaseiis. After 168 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.15 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / ΦΑ to left, Athena standing left, holding Nike with a stylis in right hand, spear in left; magistrate ΕΡΥΜΝΕΥΣ. Sear GCV Π, 5339A (this coin) = Bank Leu Auktion 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 144 (this coin). Toned, good VF. Unique! ($6000) Ex Bank Leu Auktion 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 144.

454. Issos. Circa 500 BC. AR Stater (10.83 gm). Forepart of a roaring lion left / Diagonally divided incuse. Newell, "A Cilician Find," NumChron 1914, pi. 2, 14; Traité pl. 25, 18. Toned, good VF. Overstruck. Extremely Rare. ($2000) This rare coin from Issos seems to have been inspired by the Carian of Knidos.

issues

450. PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 420-400 BC. AR Stater (11.23 gm). Two wrestlers grappling / Slinger to right; triskeles in field. SNG von Aulock 4505. Good VF. One of the earliest dies for the Aspendos staters. Very Rare. ($1000)

451. Aspendos. Circa 400-370 BC. AR Stater (10.90 gm). Two wrestlers engaging, one on right attempting to trip the other / ΕΣΤΤΕΔΙΙΥΣ, slinger standing right; triskeles before. SNG Paris 48 (same obverse die); SNG Berry 1217 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 198-199 (same obverse die); SNG von Aulock 4531 (same obverse die). Toned, near EF. Scarce type. ($1000)

455. Mallos. Time of Balakros. 333-323 BC. AR Stater (10.65 gm). Draped bust of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet and necklace / Baaltars seated left, holding lotus-tipped sceptre; grain-ear and grape-brunch before, M beneath throne. SNG Levante 169 (same reverse die); SNG Paris 410 (same dies); SNG von Aulock 5721. Superb EF. ($1000)

452. Selge. Circa 330-250 BC. AR Stater (10.60 gm). Two wrestlers grappling; ΑΛ between / ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ, slinger standing right; triskeles and club before. SNG von Aulock—; SNG France 3,—; BMC Lycia etc.—. EF. Not published in the major collections! ($500) This obverse die was also used to strike coins for Aspendos CNG Sale 47).

456. Nagidos. Circa 380-360 BC. AR Stater (10.87 gm). Aphrodite seated left, sacrificing over altar; Nike standing behind, holding branch / ΝΑΓΙΔΕ[ΩΝ], Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes and a thrysos; Ζ to left. BMC Cilicia pg. I l l , 12 (same dies, before the obverse broke). EF, well struck, rusted dies as usual. ($500)

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457. Soloi. Circa 390-375 BC. AR Stater (10.36 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with a griffin / ΣΟΛ-ΙΚΟ within incuse, grape cluster diagonally oriented within incuse square. Cf. SNG Paris 167 (ΣΟΛΙΚΟΝ). Toned, good VF. ($1000)

461.

A S I A M I N O R , Uncertain. C i r c a 7 t h C e n t u r y BC. EL H e k t e

(2.27 gm). Λ and astragalos? / Two incuse punches, one containing ($750) a bird standing right. Unpublished. Near EF.

458. Soloi. Circa 390-375 BC. AR Stater (8.89 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with a griffin / ΣΟ-Λ1 within incuse, grape cluster diagonally oriented within incuse square; beaded border. Cf. SNG Paris 169 (ΣΟΛΙΟ). VF. ($400)

462. CYPRUS, Salamis. Euagoras I. 411-374 BC. AR Stater (10.57 gm). Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Recumbent ram right; barley grain above. Mason and Amandry, "Notes de Numismatique Chypriote," in Revue Numismatique 1988, pg. 38, Bal; cf. Traité pl. 127, 27; cf. SNG Copenhagen 48. Toned, good VF. Overstruck but undertype not identifiable. Rare. ($2000)

Gold Distater of Seleukos I; 3rd Known Specimen

459. Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap. 361-334 BC. AR Stater (10.91 gm). Baaltars seated left, head facing; holding grapes, grain ear and eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; ‫׳‬BLTRZ‫ ׳‬in Aramaic behind / Lion bringing down bull to the left; ‫׳‬MZDI' in Aramaic above. SNG Paris 335; SNG Levante Supplement 20; SNG Levante 103-106 variety. Toned EF, well struck. ($600) Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Part IV (Sotheby's, 19-20 June 1991), lot 438. 463.

Very Rare Tetradrachm of Ariarathes V

S E L E U K I D K I N G S OF SYRIA. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AV

Distater (17.18 gm). Struck after 300 BC. Uncertain mint. Helmeted head of Athena right; serpent on helmet / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ upward 011 left, ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ downward on right, Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis; MA monogram at feet to left. Newell, WSM 1334, pi. 51, 9 = Bank Leu Auktion 20 (25-26 April 1976), lot 157 (same obverse die). EF. Only the third known specimen! ($20,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; AG Auktion 36 (7-8 May 1985), lot 173.

460.

Bank Leu

K I N G S OF C A P P A D O C I A . Ariarathes V. 163-130 BC. A R

Tetradrachm (16.70 gm). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIΑΡΑΘΟΥ right, ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ left, ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, spear and shield with left; Β in exergue. Simonetta 3, pl. 2, 12 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 136 (same obverse die). Attractively toned EF. Very Rare. ($5000) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Part Π (Bank Leu ύ Numismatic Arts, 16-18 October 1984), lot 283.

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TRITON II The Famous Tetradrachm of Seleukos I Depicting A Horsehead & Elephant

464. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.82 gm). Struck circa 281-280 BC. Pergamon mint. Bridled horsehead right, with horns / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ below, elephant walking right; bee above, anchor in exergue. Newell, WSM 1528; Houghton 633; Kraay-Hirmer 741 (same dies). Toned EF, very light surface porosity. [See color plate 4]. ($20,000) From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

None of the seven known specimens of this tetradrachm display these field marks, but it appears to sitare an obverse die with the unique Paris specimen (star/anchor symbols). Its issue falls within the few months between the defeat of the Thracian king Lysimachos at Korupedion and the assassination of the victor, Seleukos, by Ptolemy Keraunos. Its medallic nature, with the horsehead either calling to mind Alexander's horse Buceplwlos or Seleukos' own famous mount, and the elephant denoting the feared Indian elepliant cavalry of the Seleukids, marks the decisive victory.

A Stunning Tetradrachm of Seleukos I 466. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AR Drachm (4.12 gm). Susa mint. After 300 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing helmet covered with panther skin / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Nike standing right and erecting trophy; monogram in left field and between Nike and trophy. Newell, ESM 425; SNG Spaer 151; Kritt pg. 31. Toned, good VF. ($1500)

Unique Gold Stater of Antiochos I

465. Seleukos I. 312-280 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Bactra mint. Circa 290-285 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ below, Athena Promachos, with spear and shield, standing right in quadriga drawn by four horned elephants; anchor and monogram above. Newell, ESM 661; SNG Aberdeen 351 (same dies). Lightly toned EF, very high relief, wonderful style. Rare. [See color plate 5]. ($5000)

467. Antiochos I. 280-261 BC. AV Stater (8.47 gm). Struck circa 272-261 BC. Smyrna mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Apollo seated left on seat adorned with lion's leg, holding an arrow in his right hand, bow in left; E and monogram before, X in exergue. Houghton 622 (this coin); cf. Newell, WSM 1494 (tetradrachm with the same monograms). Near EF. Unique! [See color plate 1], ($10,000)

The reverse type seems to allude to Seleukos' Indian campaign and his gift of five hundred war elephants from Chandragupta (304/303). Newell points to the near parallel on contemporary Ptolemaic gold staters depicting the deified Alexander in the elephant quadriga (which coins were likely unknown in Babylonia — see lot 525), the use of elephants in Alexander's funerary cortege, and the probability that Alexander made his triumphal entry into Babylon in an eleplwnt chariot. All the associations suggest an attempt to identify Seleukos with Alexander as the conqueror of India.

Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Numismatic March 1987), lot 290.

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An interesting reverse type in which the omphalos that Apollo normally sits on has been replaced with a throne decorated with a lion's leg. This perhaps shoivs the influence of the coinages of Lysimachos and Philetairos.

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471. Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.98 gm). Struck 261-256 BC. Myrina mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Herakles seated left on rocks, lion's skin tied around waist, holding club in right hand, left hand resting on rocks; amphora to left, monogram below. Newell, WSM 1525; Houghton 629. VF. Rare mint. ($1500)

468. Antiochos I. 280-261 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 gm). Struck 278-274 BC. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, slight drapery on right thigh, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow; monograms in outer right and left fields. Newell, ESM 140 pi. 13,8 (same reverse die); McClean 9255 pi. 336, 3 (same obverse die). Superb EF. Rare. [See color plate 5], ($1500)

472. Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Struck 261-256 BC. Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, slight drapery on right thigh, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow; monograms before and behind. Newell, ESM 178; Houghton 955. Near EF, nicely centered, attractive high relief portrait. ($1000)

469. Antiochos I. 280-261 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85 gm). Struck 278-261 BC. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, slight drapery on right thigh, holding three arrows in right hand, left hand resting on bow; monograms before, grazing horse at his feet. Newell, ESM 529, pi. 39, 8 (same obverse die); Houghton 1137 var. (different monogram). Toned VF/near EF, minor roughness on obverse before face. Rare. ($750)

Extremely Rare Gold Stater of Seleukos II

Unique Gold Stater of Antiochos II

473. Seleukos II. 246-226 BC. AV Stater (8.48 gm). Struck circa 235 BC. Ekbatana Mint. Diademed head of Seleukos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ left, nude Apollo standing left, holding arrow in right hand and resting left on bow set on the ground; monogram and horse's head before, monogram to outer right. Houghton, "The Tarik Darreh (Kangavar) Hoard," in ANSMN 25, pg. 36, 22 (this coin); Houghton CSE 1152 (same dies). VF. Extremely Rare, only five known specimens with these monograms. [See color plate 1]. ($4000)

AV 470. Antiochos II. 261-246 BC. AV Stater (8.54 gm). Myrina mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, palm in left, shield resting against her legs; amphora in outer right field, monogram to inner left. Houghton 628 (this coin); cf. Newell, WSM 15251527 (tetradrachms with the same symbol and monogram). VF, well centered. Unique! [See color plate 1]. ($7500) Ex Arthur Houghton Collection (Numismatic March 1987), lot 294.

Ex Stevenson Collection (CNG Auction XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 131; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction VIII (6 June 1980), lot 333; Münzen und Medaillen AG Fixed Price List 417 (November-December 1979), lot 14; Münzen und Medaillen AG Fixed Price List 388 (April 1977), lot 3: Tarik Darreh Hoard, 1974 (Coin Hoards II, 70).

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474. Seleukos II. 246-226 BC. 7E 18mm (5.67 gm). Nisibis mint. Jugate busts of the Dioskouroi left; one in profile, one three-quarters facing / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ, elephant's head right; monogram before. Newell, WSM 807; Houghton 895; SNG Spaer 460. Nice VF, glossy dark brown surfaces. Well struck and well centered, quite attractive. ($500)

477. Antiochos IV. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.41 gm). Struck 169-164 BC. Antioch mint. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus with features of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANT-IOXOY right, ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ left, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ in exergue, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in left hand, sceptre in right. Morkholm, Studies in the Coinage

of Antiochus

IV of Syria, Series III, 14 ( A 2 5 / P — ) ;

Newell, SMA 63; Houghton 106. Lightly toned, near EF. Rare. ($3000)

475. Antiochos III. 223-187 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05 gm). Struck 209-205 BC. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right; ΔΙ behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ANTIOXOY left, nude Apollo seated left ori omphalos, slight drapery on right thigh, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow; monogram in outer right field, ΔΙ in exergue. Newell, ESM 607; cf. Houghton 1171. EF, a small spot of horn silver on both sides. ($750)

478. Antiochos IV. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.85 gm). Struck 168-164 BC. Ake mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANT-IOXOY right, [Θ]ΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΠΟΥ left, nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, slight drapery on right thigh, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow; AB monogram above thigh, HP monogram in exergue. Morkholm, Studies in the Coinage of Antiochus

IV of Syria, Series Π, 4 ( A 3 / — ) ;

Houghton 777 (same obverse die). EF.

($750)

476. Antiochos IV. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.75 gm). Struck 169-164 BC. Antioch mint. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus with features of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANT-IOXOY right, ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ left, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ in exergue, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in left hand, sceptre in right. Morkholm, Studies in the Coinage of Antiochus IV of Syria, Series III, 14 (A23/P94); Newell, SMA 63; Houghton 106. Toned, near EF. Rare. ($3000) Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Part II (Sotheby's, 21-22 June lot 589; Bank Leu AG Auktion 30 (28 April 1982), lot 208.

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Neivell (SMA. pg. 30) identifies the tetradrachms with the head of Zeus on the obverse as a special issue for the festival of Daphne. His theory depends heavily on the story tlwt Antiochos IV erected a copy of the celebrated Phidian cult statue at Olympia within the temple of Apollo at Daphne. But this story is now in disrepute (see Lacroix, BCH LVVIII. pp. 165-6). The heads of Zeus on these tetradrachms are of two types, one of them sharp featured and slightly archaizing, the other, as here, softer and apparently with the features of Antiochos himself. A number ofsclwlars have taken this as evidence that Antiochos identified himself with Zeus. However, Merkholm (Studies, pp. 58-61), followed by Houghton (IPGMl 10, pg. 157), argues that the resemblance is the result of the tastes or habits of the engravers. Merkholm furthermore contends that the resemblance of the Apollo heads as well disqualifies the notion of a divine identification. But this is to overlook the essentially syncretic nature of divine kingship, as is symbolized iconographicalhj by coin portraits of Ptolemy III with attributes of three gods. In this context it should also be recalled that Antiochos IV introduced the radiate diadem to Seleukid coinage, a symbol of royal apotheosis that alludes to Helios.

479. Antiochos IV. 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.87 gm). Struck 168-164 BC. Ake mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right; AB monogram behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANT-IOXOY right, ΘΕΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΠΟΥ left, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in left hand, sceptre in right; AB monogram, I and HP monogram in exergue, palm in outer left field. Cf. M0rkholm, Studies iti the Coinage of Antiochus IV of Syria, Series II, 10 (AIO/— this monogram combination with the I not listed); cf. Houghton 781 (same obverse die, no I). Lightly toned EF. [See color plate 5]. ($750) Ex Numismatic

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TRITON II Unique Tetradrachm of Antiochos XI & Philip I

Gold Stater of Demetrios I; One of Two Known

480. Demetrios 1.162-150 BC. AV Stater (8.68 gm). Struck 152 BC. Ekbatana mint. Diademed head right; eight-pointed star and Κ behind / ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ in exergue, Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow. Cf. Houghton 1248 (same dies but a drachm); cf. Münzen und Medaillen Auctiones 17 (7-8 June 1988), lot 274 (horse's head in left field on reverse). Good VF. Unpublished and apparently unique! [See color plate 1]. ($10,000) This extremely rare issue was probably struck to celebrate Demetrios' decennial in 152 BC. Only two gold staters from this issue, which also included tetradrachms and drachms, are known, this piece and the M & M Auctiones piece with a horse's head in the left field.

484. Antiochos XI & Philip 1.93 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.03 gm). Antioch mint. Jugate heads of Philip and Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ right, ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ left, Zeus seated left, holding Nike in left hand, sceptre in right; Φ(?) under throne, uncertain letters in outer left field. Toned EF. Unpublished from the mint of Antioch. Unique! [See color plate 5]. ($15,000)

481. Demetrios I. 162-150 BC. AR Drachm (4.19 gm). Antioch mint. Struck Year 160 (153/152 BC). Diademed head of Demetrios right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ left, cornucopiae; two monograms and date (ΞΡ) to right. Newell, SMA115; Houghton 157. EF. ($200)

Arthur Houghton's study of the joint issue tetradrachms of Antiochos XI and Philip I, "The Double Portrait Coins of Antiochos XI and Philip I: A Seleukid Mint at Beroea?" SNR 66 (1987) revealed just seven known tetradrachms, six attributable to a mint in Northern Syria (perhaps Beroea) and one to Tarsus m Cilicia. None were attributed to Antioch, though the existence of an issue from Antioch was suspected. With the discovery of this piece, an important gap in the numismatic history of the late Seleukid empire is filled.

482. Antiochos VII. 138-129 BC. AR Drachm (4.22 gm). Antioch mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ right, ΕΥ-ΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ left, Nike walking left and holding wreath in right hand, palm in left; monogram to outer left, Ο to inner right. Newell, SMA 305; cf. Houghton 268. EF. ($200)

485. PHOENICIA, Arados. Circa 380 BC. AR Tetrobol (3.31 gm). Marine deity swimming right, holding two dolphins by their tails; Phoenician , MA' above / Galley and hippocamp right within incuse square; dotted border. SNG Copenhagen 4; BMC Phoenicia pg. 3, 8; Babelon, Les Perses Achéménides, pl. xxii, 3. Good VF, minor surface porosity on the obverse. Very Rare. ($500)

483. Antiochos VII. 138-129 BC. AR Drachm (4.02 gm). Uncertain North Syrian mint. Diademed head of Antiochos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ right, ΕΥ-ΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ left, Nike walking left and holding wreath in right hand, palm in left; monograms to outer left. SNG Spaer 1991. EF. Very Rare. ($400)

Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XXI (26 June 1992), lot 153; Robert Myers Auction XIII (9 December 1976), lot 211.

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TRITON II Extremely Rare Dishekel of Byblos

486. Byblos. Circa 420 BC. AR Dishekel (13.83 gm). War galley left with a horse figurehead on the prow and a griffin head on the tiller, three hoplites within; hippocamp below / Vulture, with spread wings, standing left on the back of a recumbent ram (which is incuse). Kraay, ACGC, pg. 289/290, pi. 61,1052; Traité II pg. 535,858. Toned VF. Extremely rare. ($10,000)

489. Byblos. Adramelek. Circa 350-333 BC. AR Dishekel (13.32 gm). War galley left with lion's head p r o w ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above seashell; Phoenician "ak" between hippocamp and galley / Lion attacking bull to left; Phoenicia 'Adramelek, king of Gebal‫׳‬ above. SNG Fitzwilliam 6031; cf. BMC Phoenicia pg. 96,10 (fraction). EF. Rare. ($1000)

The unusal minting feature, with part of the design in relief and part incuse, is known from the mints of Arados, Sidon and Tyre as well. An interesting article on this particular minting technique was written by Paul Society. Naster in the Centennial Publication of The American Numismatic see pages 503-511. This technique luas first used in Tyre in about 450 BC with their first coins and used finally at Byblos by King Elpaal circa 400 BC. The reverse of this coin is particularly interesting and unusual because it reflects ancient Egyptian iconography that is found on several Phoenician coins. There is the walking king wearing the tall white crown of Upper Egypt on the reverse of the tetrashekel of Sidon, and the Egyptian owl holding the royal symbols of a crook and flail on the shekel of Tyre. Here the vulture and the ram appear to represent the two major gods of the Egyptian pantheon: the animal of Amun, the chief of the gods, is a ram while the vulture is the symbol of his wife, the goddess Mut. An exceptional coin from an early period from which few coins have survived.

490. Sidon. Baalshallim I. Circa 420-410 BC. AR Double Shekel (25.39 gm). War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with five towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia in chariot with driver, incuse goat below. BMC Phoenicia pg. 141, 7; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21, 6. Toned VF, deep test cut on reverse. Rare. ($1500) At the crossroads of three distinct and often rival civilizations, it is no wonder that the cities of Phoenicia borrowed from all three. This cultural borrowing lent itself well to Phoenician coin design. In its general technique, the coinage is characteristically Creek, showing its derivation from the Macedonian and Athenian coinage of the latter 6th and early 5th centuries, yet its content is distinctively local, the strongest and most obvious emphasis being the Phoenician preoccupation with the sea, as can be seen by the frequent use of the war galley at Sidon and Byblos, and the dolphin at Tyre. Nevertheless, foreign elements are also frequently found. The horned owl of Tyre and sphinx of Byblos are Egyptian motifs, while the lion so frequently employed as a motif on Sidon's coinage is derived from Persia. Interestiiigly, the coinage of at least the cities of Sidon and Tyre were intended to compliment each other: Sidon struck the 4, 1 and 1/8 Shekel denominations, while Tyre struck 2,1/2 and 1/12 Shekels. This division of labor lasted for more than a century and a half until Alexander's conquest of Phoenicia.

487. Byblos. Azbaal. Circa 350-333 BC. AR Dishekel (13.23 gm). War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above seashell / Lion attacking bull to left; Phoenicia 'Azbaal, king of Gebal' above. BMC Phoenicia pg. 95, 4. Good VF. ($1000)

Τ[ease, print or type your Sid sheet cCeariy. 'We are not responsiSk for any errors due to itteßiSte handzüriting! 488. Byblos. Azbaal. Circa 350-333 BC. AR Dishekel (13.19 gm). War galley left with lion's head prow ornament, zigzag row of waves below, three hoplites with round shields within; hippocamp left above seashell; Phoenicia "OZ" between hippocamp and galley / Lion attacking bull to left; Phoenicia 'Azbaal, king of Gebal' above. Dewing 2662; cf. BMC Phoenicia pg. 95, 6 (fraction). EF, well centered, slight double striking on the reverse. ($1000) 88


TRITON II

An Exceptional Silver Half-Shekel of Abdeshmun

494. Sidon. Baana. Circa 400-386 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.07 gm). War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with five towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia in chariot with driver, incuse goat below, Phoenician "OB" above. BMC Phoenicia pg. 141, 8; cf. J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,14 (same letters on a half-shekel — Phoenician "BO"). Toned VF. ($1500)

491. Sidon. Abdeshmun. Circa 410-400 BC. AR Half-Shekel (7.01 gm). War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with four towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia slaying lion standing before him; all in incuse square. BMC Phoenicia pg. 141, 9; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21, 8. Toned EF. ($5000)

495. Sidon. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (24.25 gm). War-galley to left over waves / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind. BMC Phoenicia pg. 143,17; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,16. Toned Fine. ($400)

492. Sidon. Abdeshmun. Circa 410-400 BC. AR Half-Shekel (6.76 gm). War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with four towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia slaying lion standing before him; all in incuse square. BMC Phoenicia pg. 141, 9; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21, 8. Toned VF. ($1000)

496. Sidon. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.27 gm). Regnal year 13. War-galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind; date above. BMC Phoenicia—; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,—. VF. Unpublished! ($1000)

493. Sidon. Baana. Circa 400-386 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.04 gm). War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with five towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia in chariot with driver, incuse goat below, Phoenician "B" above. BMC Phoenicia—; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,13. Toned VF, surfaces a little rough. Rare. ($1500)

497. Sidon. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.00 gm). Regnal year 14. War-galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind; date above. BMC Phoenicia pg. 144, 25; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21, pg. 24, note 27. VF. ($750)

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TRITON II 502. Tyre. Cira 400-360 BC. AR Stater (13.70 gm). Melqart riding hippocamp right, holding reins in right hand, bew in left; double line of waves and a dolphin below / Owl standing right, crook and flail over left shoulder. BMC Phoenicia pg. 230,19; Traité pl. 122,16. ($750) Toned VF, overstruck.

498. Sidon. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (27.94 gm). Regnal year 15. War-galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind; date above. BMC Phoenicia—; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,—. VF. Unpublished! ($1000) 503. Tyre. Year 35 (92/91 BC). AR Tetradrachm — Shekel (14.27 gm). Laureate bust of Melkart right, lion's skin tied around neck / ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ, eagle standing left on prow; ΕΛ and club before, Δ behind and Phoenician "B" between legs. BMC Phoenicia pg. 241,126. EF, significantly double struck. ($750)

499. Sidon. Baalshallim II. Circa 386-372 BC. AR Double Shekel (28.27 gm). Regnal year 16. War-galley to left over waves, Phoenician "B" above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Egyptian attendant behind; date above. BMC Phoenicia—; J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21,—. VF. Unpublished! ($1000)

504. Tyre. Year 38 (89/88 BC). AR Tetradrachm — Shekel (14.37 gm). Laureate bust of Melkart right, lion's skin tied around neck / ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ, eagle standing left on prow; ΗΛ and club before, monogram behind and Phoenician "B" between legs. BMC Phoenicia pg. 242, 132. Near EF, lightly double struck on the obverse, struck on a broad flan that is almost razor sharp at 12:00. Unusual. ($1000)

500. Sidon. Abdashtart I & II. Circa 372-358 BC. AR Quarter Shekel (3.13 gm). War-galley to left over waves, — above / King of Persia in chariot with driver, Phoenician "BO" above. J.W. Betlyon, "A New Chronology for the Pre-Alexandrine Coinage of Sidon," ANSMN 21, 23. Toned VF. ($500) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, Part V (Sotheby's, 1-2 February 1984), lot 274; Theodor Protue Collection, Part II (Brüder Egger Auktion XLI, 11 May 1914), lot 2565.

505. JUDAEA. Persian Period. Before 333 BC. AR Hemiobol (0.25 gm). Ear of God / Falcon with spread wings. Hendin 426. Toned, good VF. Extremely rare. ($1000)

501. Tyre. Circa 450-410 BC. AR Stater (13.63 gm). Dolphin right over triple line of waves; murex below / Owl standing right, crook and flail over left shoulder; incuse outline around entire design. BMC Phoenicia pg. 227,10; Traité pl. 122,1. Toned, good VF, old scuff on obverse, deep test cut on reverse. ($750)

506. First Jewish War. Year 1 (66 AD). AR Half Shekel (7.04 gm). "Half a Shekel," chalice with two beads under rim / "Jerusalem the Holy," sprig of three pomegranates. AJC II pg. 259, 6; Hendin 656. Toned, good VF, left edge of reverse a little rough. Rare. ($2500) Ex Christie's (New York, 12 March 1986), lot 41.

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TRITON II

507. First Jewish War. Year 2 (67 AD). AR Shekel (14.17 gm). "Shekel of Israel," chalice with beaded rim / "Jerusalem the Holy," sprig of three pomegranates. AJC II pg. 260,8; Hendin 659; Kadman 8. Toned EF. ($1500)

511. Bar Kochba Revolt. U n d a t e d (134-135 AD). AR Sela (Tetradrachm) (13.57 gm). "Shim'on," temple facade; star above / "For the freedom of Jerusalem," lulav with etrog. Mildenberg 82 (012/R64); AJC II pg. 272,51; Hendin 711. Good VF. ($1500)

508. First Jewish War. Year 2 (67 AD). AR Half Shekel (6.79 gm). "Half a Shekel," chalice with two beads under rim / "Jerusalem the Holy," sprig of three pomegranates. AJC II pg. 260, 10; Hendin 660. Toned, good VF, light roughness on obverse. ($2000) Ex Bozvers and Merena Galleries (8-9 April

512. Bar Kochba Revolt. U n d a t e d (134-135 AD). AR Zuz (Denarius) (3.10 gm). "Shimon," in wreath / "For the freedom of Jerusalem," jug, palm branch right. Mildenberg 108 (016/R73'); AJC II pg. 274, 66a; Hendin 721. EF, overstruck. ($400)

1983), lot 2770.

A n Outstanding ‫׳‬Bar Kochba Revolt‫ ׳‬Tetradrachm

AV 513.

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Daric (8.30 gm). Persian king kneeling right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type Illb, 42. EF, perfectly centered and well struck. Unusually nice for this issue. [See color plate 5]. ($2000)

AV

509. Bar Kochba Revolt. Year 2 (133/134 AD). AR Sela (Tetradrachm) (14.27 gm). "Jerusalem," Temple facade / "Year 2 of the freedom of Israel," lulav with etrog. Mildenberg 9.1 ( 0 1 / R 8 - this coin); AJC II pg. 266,12; Hendin 686. Toned FDC. [See color plate 5]. ($7500)

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Daric (8.34 gm). Persian king kneeling right, holding spear and bow / Incuse punch. Carradice Type Illb, 42. Good VF. ($1250)

Ex Dr. Jonathan A. Herbst Collection (Superior Galleries, 8-9 December 1995), lot 1261; Abramozvitz Family Collection (Superior Galleries, 8 December 1993), lot 86; Hess-Leu Auktion 36 (17-18 April 1968), lot 348; 'Idna' Hoard 1,1965.

Rare Egyptian Artaxerxes I I I Tetradrachm

This sela zvas struck using an obverse die of year 1 and a dated year 2 reverse die. Mildenberg knezv of only ten specimens, and this coin lws to be one of the finest knozvn.

515.

E G Y P T , Persian Satraps of M e m p h i s . Artaxerxes I I I . C i r c a

343-338 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right; profile eye / Owl standing right; demotic script before. Price, "More from Memphis and the Syria 1989 Hoard," in Essays to Carson and Jenkins, 152/153; Mildenberg, "Money Supply Under Artaxerxes III O c h u s , " in Studies in Memory

minor surface roughness.

of Martin

Price, p i . 61, 88. N e a r EF,

($3000)

This rare and important type is to be associated with the presence in Egypt of the Achaemenid Great King Artaxerxes III (359/8-338 BC) who was there in 343 BC to restore the country to Persian rule following a period of revolt.

510. Bar Kochba Revolt. Undated (134-135 AD). AR Sela (Tetradrachm) (15.28 gm). "Shim'on," temple facade; star above / "For the freedom of Jerusalem," lulav with etrog. Mildenberg 79 (012/R62); AJC Π pg. 272, 51; Hendin 711. Good VF. ($1500) 91


TRITON II Rare E g y p t i a n Tetradrachm of Sabakes I I I

519. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Athena Alkidemos walking right, with spear and shield; monogram behind, monogram and eagle in right field. Svoronos 139; SNG Copenhagen 23; Jenkins Group b. Toned EF, two neatly scratched X's before Athena's leg. ($1250)

516. Sabakes III. Circa 335-333 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.89 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right; olive sprig and crescent behind, crescent over thunderbolt and 'SWYK' in Aramaic script before. NicoletPierre 16 (D9/R16); Newell, "Miscellanea Numismatica: Cyrene to India,‫ ״‬ANSNNM 82 (1938), 36. Toned, near EF. Very Rare. ($3000)

Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection,

Part 3 (Sotheby's,

9 June 1983), lot 170.

From the Phoenix Art Museum. Ex Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XII (23-24 March 1983), lot 111; Glendining's (April 1955), lot 620.

V e r y Rare Transitional Tetradrachm of Ptolemy I 520. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.61 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress; countermark of male head left in incuse square / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Athena Alkidemos walking right, with spear and shield; monogram behind, monogram and eagle in right field. Svoronos 139; SNG Copenhagen 23; Jenkins Group b. Toned EF, unusual with countermark. ($750)

517. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Attic Tetradrachm (17.12 gm). Memphis mint. Circa 319-315 BC. Head of Alexander, wearing elephant's skin headdress / [ΑΛ]ΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ[Υ] right, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; thunderbolt in left field, monogram below. Price 3979; Svoronos 22; Zervos, "The Early Tetradrachms of Ptolemy I," in ANSMN 13 (1967), Issue B-IX; SNG Copenhagen 11. Toned, near EF, nice flan, light scratches before eagle. Very rare transitional issue. [See color plate 5], ($2500) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

521. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.73 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Athena Alkidemos walking right, with spear and shield; monogram, helmet and eagle in right field. Svoronos 162; SNG Copenhagen 29; Jenkins Group e. Toned EF. ($1250)

Collection.

Ex Bowers and Merena Galleries

518. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Attic Tetradrachm (16.85 gm). Circa 315-310 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Athena Alkidemos walking right, with spear and shield; eagle on thunderbolt and ΔΙ in right field. Svoronos 33; Zervos, "The Early Tetradrachms of Ptolemy I," in ANSMN 13 (1967), Issue ΧΙΠ; SNG Copenhagen 14. EF/near EF, attractive and well centered. ($2000) From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

(8-9 April 1983), lot 2774.

522. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.69 gm). Circa 310-305 BC. Head of Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ left, Athena Alkidemos walking right, with spear and shield; monogram, helmet and eagle in right field. Svoronos 164; SNG Copenhagen—; Jenkins Group e. EF. ($1000)

Collection.

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526. Ptolemy I. 305-285 BC. AV Quarter-Stater or Hemidrachm (1.76 gm). Struck circa 286 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / [ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; A before. Svoronos 182; SNG Copenhagen 44. VF, a few light scratches. Rare. ($500)

523. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.24 gm). Circa 305-285 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Ρ and monogram before. Svoronos 255; SNG Copenhagen 71. Toned EF. ($1000)

Rare Gold Oktadrachm of Ptolemy II; Ex Niggeler Collection

Ex Bowers and Merena Galleries (8-9 April 1983), lot 2777.

524. Ptolemy I. 323-285 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.15 gm). Circa 305-283 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left 011 thunderbolt; Ρ and monogram before. Svoronos 259; SNG Copenhagen 72. Toned, good VF. ($500)

527. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.78 gm). Struck 253-246 BC. Diademed and veiled head of Arsinöe II right, tip of a lotus sceptre visible above head; Θ behind / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopiae bound with fillet. Svoronos 460; Troxell pi. 7, 3. EF. [See color plate 5]. ($8000)

From the Phoenix Art Museum.

Ex Numismatic Eine Arts Auction XXV (29 November 1990), lot 284; Walter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 3-4 December 1965), lot 520.

Ex Orme Lewis Sr.

Collection.

Very Rare Gold Stater of Ptolemy I; Ex Hermitage Museum Collection

AV 525. Ptolemy I. 305-285 BC. AV Stater (7.12 gm). Struck circa 300-298 BC. Kyrene mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, deified Alexander in elephant driven quadriga left; monogram in exergue. Svoronos 102; Naville pi. vii, 244 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen 426 var. (different monograms). EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 5]. ($10,000) Ex Hermitage Museum Collection (Felix Schiessinger

Auktion 13, February 1935), lot 1565.

The Egyptian mint was originally located at Memphis. During his reign, Ptolemy struck staters and distaters, first at Memphis and later at Alexandria, after the transfer of the mint in 314. This coinage continued until about 310 when gold coinage production loas suspended. Coinage did not resume until 305/304 when Ptolemy assumed the royal title. This initial coinage, after a six year hiatus, zuas remarkable for several reasons. First, these new staters were struck at a reduced weight (7.12 grams), a new standard which would become known as Ptolemaic. Second, and more importantly, Ptolemy became the first king in history to place his own portrait on his coinage, a precedent still followed today. The obverse of this stater shows Ptolemy wearing the royal diadem and the aegis, a symbol implying a special relationship with Zeus. The reverse type emphasizes Ptolemy's claim to be the rightful successor of Alexander.

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528. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AV Pentadrachm (17.85 gm). Struck circa 284-283 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis; small Δ behind ear / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; monogram before. Svoronos 210. Nice VF, light graffiti on reverse behind eagle. Very rare, only five specimens cited by Svoronos. ($2500) Ex Stevenson

Collection

531. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.08 gm). Sidon mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; ΙΣ (retrograde) before, monogram behind. Svoronos 757; cf. SNG Copenhagen 518 (Ptolemy ΙΠ). EF. ($1000)

(CNG Auction XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 141.

Very Rare Ptolemy II Gold Pentadrachm

A Superb Gold Oktadrachm Depicting Berenike II

529. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AV Pentadrachm (17.74 gm). Struck circa 276/275 BC. Tyre mint. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Η and club before. Svoronos 636. EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 5], ($6000)

532. Ptolemy III. 246-222 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.84 gm). In the name of Berenike II. Struck after 241 BC. Diademed and veiled bust of Berenike right / ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ, filleted cornucopiae. Svoronos 1113; SNG Copenhagen 169. Superb EF, finest style dies, a few faint scratches on the reverse. ($20,000)

530. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AV Tetradrachm (13.88 gm). Struck after 265 BC. ΑΔΕΛΦΩΝ, conjoined busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II right; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Arsinöe is diademed and veiled; Gallic shield behind their heads / ΘΕΩΝ, conjoined busts of Ptolemy I and Berenike I; Ptolemy is diademed and draped, Berenike is diademed and veiled. Svoronos 604; SNG Copenhagen 133. Lustrous, near EF. ($2500) Ex Classical Numismatic

533. Ptolemy III. 246-222 BC. AV Drachm (4.25 gm). In the name of Berenike II. Struck after 241 BC. Diademed and veiled bust of Berenike right / ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ, filleted cornucopiae; star on either side. Svoronos 980. EF, struck from a slightly rusty obverse die, two faint scratches behind bust. Extremely Rare. [See color plate 5]. ($2500)

Auctions XVI (16 August 1991), lot 232.

Circa 265/264 BC a spectacular commemorative coinage was introduced, bearing the portraits of Ptolemy I and Berenike, his wife, on one side and Ptolemy II and Arsinöe II, his wife and sister, on the other side. This coinage is commonly referred to as the 'Theon Adelphon' series, a name derived from the inscription found on the coins. The "Theon Adelphon' coinage consists of oktadrachms, tetradrachms, didrachms and drachms, much of which was produced by removing earlier gold coinage from circulation and melting it down for striking.

Ex Stevenson

94

Collection (CNG Auction XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 147.


TRITON II

534.

Ptolemy III. 246-222 BC. AV H e m i d r a c h m (1.51 gm). In the

537.

Ptolemy IV. 222-205 BC. AV H e m i d r a c h m (1.54 gm).

Commemorative issue for Berenike II. Deified head of Berenike Π right, wearing a diademed Stephane and a veil, tip of a lotus sceptre visible above head / ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ, filleted cornucopiae. Svoronos 983. Good VF, light scrape on bust. Rare. ($2000)

name of Berenike Π. Struck after 241 BC. Diademed and veiled bust of Berenike right / ΒΕΡΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ, filleted cornucopiae. Svoronos 983, pi. xxxv, 15 (same obverse die). Good VF. Extremely Rare. ($2500) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, Part 3 (Sotheby's, 9 June 1983), lot 183; H.C. Hoskier Collection (Jacob Hirsch Auktion XX, Munich, 13 November 1907), lot 456.

Ex Stevenson Collection (CNG Auction XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 148; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction IV (24-25 March 1977), lot 449. This extremely rare issue also included gold drachms of Ptolemy III and hemidrachms of Arsirne II. The obverse portrait of Berenike is quite unusual in that she has been given the devine attributes of Arsirne II, the Stephane and veil and the ram's horn. However, the single cornucopiae on the reverse is Berenike's, Arsinöe having used the double cornucopiae. The iconographie confusion suggests a lack of leadership with respect to the royal cults, and this coin probably dates early in the reign of Ptolemy IV.

Rare Ptolemaic Tetradrachm Depicting Sarapis & Isis

535. Ptolemy III. 246-221 BC. JE 43mm (68.87 gm). Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; cornucopiae before, monogram between legs. Svoronos 964; SNG Copenhagen 171-172. EF, attraetive, smooth brown surfaces. Very nice. ($500) Ammon was originally a Libyan god who was incorporated pantheon. The Greeks often equated him with Zeus.

into the Egytian

A Rare Gold Oktadrachm Depicting Ptolemy III

538. Ptolemy IV. 221-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.10 gm). Conjoined busts of Zeus-Sarapis and Isis; Zeus wearing a laurel wreath with a small cap of Osiris and Isis wearing a wreath of grain on which is a globe and horns / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; filleted cornucopiae over shoulder, Δ between legs. Svoronos 1124; SNG Copenhagen 197-198. Toned EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 6], ($3500) 536. Ptolemy IV. 222-205 BC. AV Oktadrachm (27.76 gm). Commemorative issue for Ptolemy III. Bust of the deified Ptolemy III right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis; trident over left shoulder, middle prong ends in a lotus finial / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, radiate and filleted cornucopiae; ΔΙ below. Svoronos 1117; SNG Copenhagen 196. Good VF. Rare. ($8000) Ex Stevenson Collection (CNG Auction XXVI, 11 June 1993), lot 148; Bank Leu AG Auktion 38 (13 May 1986), lot 170; Hess Leu Auktion (4 April 1963), lot 105. Under Ptolemy IV, an extensive series of oktadrachms was struck posthumously for Ptolemy III, portraying him with the divine attributes of Helios (the radiate diadem), Zeus (the aegis), and Poseidon (the trident, the middie prong modified with the addition of the Egyptian lotus tip). The concentration of such symbols is intended to show Ptolemy III as the master of the three elements, heaven, earth and sea. The radiate crown above the cornucopiae on the reverse is another distinctive feature of Ptolemy Ill's iconography. This was later adopted by his grandson, Ptolemy V.

539. Ptolemy V. 205-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.87 gm). Struck circa 202-200 BC. Military mint in Phoenicia. Diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy right / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; M before. Svoronos 1263; Morkholm, "The Portrait Coinage of Ptolemy V: The Main Series," in Essays to Thompson, Obverse die A3. Near EF. ($750) 95


TRITON II

AV 543. ZEUGITANIA, Carthage. Circa 350-320 BC. AV Stater (9.31 gm). Head of Tanit left / Horse standing right, pellets before. Jenkins & Lewis Group ΙΠ (unlisted dies). Good VF, edge b u m p on obverse, small nick at horse's breast. ($1500)

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540. Ptolemy V. 205-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.77 gm). Struck circa 202-200 BC. Military mint in Phoenicia. Diademed and draped bust of Ptolemy right / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Svoronos 1300; Morkholm, "The Portrait Coinage of Ptolemy V: The Main Series," in Essays to Thompson, Obverse die A5. Choice EF. ($1250) Ex Numismatic

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544. Carthage. Circa 350-320 BC. EL 1 / 1 0 Stater (0.94 gm). Palm tree with two date clusters / Horse head right; pellet before. Jenkins and Lewis Group ΙΠ, 138; SNG Lloyd 1613. EF. ($750)

Fine Arts Auction XXV (29 November 1990), lot 289.

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Carthage. Circa 310-290 BC. EL Stater (7.46 gm). Head of

Tanit left; pellet before neck / H o r s e Standing right on double ground line, pellet before. Jenkins & L e w i s G r o u p V, 249. VF.

($600)

541.

Ptolemy VI or Ptolemy VIII. 180-116 BC. AV O k t a d r a c h m

(27.61 gm). Commemorative issue for Arsinöe II. Deified head of Arsinöe Π right, wearing a diademed Stephane and a veil, tip of a lotus sceptre visible above head; Κ behind / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopiae bound with fillet. Svoronos 1499; SNG Copenhagen 322. Superb EF, light hairline scratches. ($6000)

546. Carthage. Circa 264-241 BC. Billon Triple Shekel (18.34 gm). Head of Tanit left, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; grain ears in hair / Horse standing right, palm behind. SNG Copenhagen 189; Müller 100. Toned, good VF, obverse scratches, very high silver content. Rare. ($1000)

Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XIX (18-19 November 1987), lot 254.

Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XX (20 April 1988), lot 513.

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542. Ptolemy VI. 180-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.16 gm). Circa 180-170 BC. Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 262ff. Toned EF. ($500)

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549. Arsakes I. 238-211 BC. AR Drachm (4.17 gm). Nisa mint? Beardless bust left wearing bashlik, earring visible / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ right [ΑΥ]ΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ left, archer seated left on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore—; Sellwood 2.1. Lightly toned ER Extremely Rare. ($10,000)

547. KINGS OF ARMENIA. Artavasdes II. 56-34 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.40 gm). Year 17 (39/38 BC). Antioch mint. Bust of Artavasdes right, wearing Armenian tiara with five points, central star and decorated side panels, diadem tied across front / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ above, ΑΡΤΑΥΑΣΔΕΩ ΘΕΙΟΥ below, charioteer driving quadriga left; monogram and IZ in front. AC 123; Bedoukian 129 variety; Alram 208. Good VF, professionally conserved since its previous appearance in the Hunt sale, the unsightly black encrustation having been removed. Three examples recorded by Nercessian. [See color plate 6]. ($35,000) Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, Part III (Sotheby's, 4 December lot 64.

550. Arsakes I. 238-211 BC. AR Drachm (3.94 gm). Nisa mint? Beardless bust left wearing bashlik, earring visible / [ΑΡ]ΣΑΚ[ΟΥ] right, Aramaic inscription left, archer seated left on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 2; Sellwood 3.1. EF. Rare. ($5000)

1990),

The tetradrachms of Artavasdes zuould be the last large silver coins struck by the Artaxiad kings. The immense wealth and power accumulated by Tigranes would be siphoned off by the growing Roman empire, and Armenia would become a helpless pawn to Roman ambitions in the east.

551. Arsakes II. 211-191 BC. AR Drachm (4.09 gm). Hekatompylos mint? Beardless bust left wearing bashlik, earring visible / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ left, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; A before. Shore 3; Sellwood 5.1. Lightly toned EF. Scarce. ($1000)

A Special Offering of Parthian Coinage One of the most important selections of Parthian coins since the sale of the Shore collection, including several rare pieces never before auctioned.

552. Mithradates I. 171-138 BC. AR Drachm (4.09 gm). Hekatompylos mint. Beardless bust left wearing bashlik, earring visible / ΑΡ-ΣΑΚΟΥ right. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ left, archer seated right on omphalos, holding bow in left hand. Shore 7; Sellwood 9.1. EF. Scarce. ($1000)

548. KINGS OF PARTHIA. Arsakes I. 238-211 BC. AR Drachm (4.04 gm). Nisa mint? Beardless bust right wearing bashlik, earring visible / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ right [Α]ΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟ[Σ] left, archer seated left on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 1; Sellwood 1.1. Lightly toned, near EF. Extremely Rare. ($12,500) 97


TRITON II 556. Mithradates II. 123-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.37 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed bust left / ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ left, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ below, archer seated right on omphalos, holding bow in right hand; palm in outer right field. Shore 66; Sellwood 24.3 (Unknown King). EF. [See color plate 6]. ($1750)

553. Mithradates I. 171-138 BC. AR Drachm (4.06 gm). Hekatompylos mint. Beardless bust left wearing bashlik, earring visible / ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ left, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, archer seated right on omphalos, holding bow in left hand. Shore 12-13; Sellwood 10.1. EF. Scarce. ($1000) 557. Mithradates II. 123-88 BC. AR Drachm (4.26 gm). Ekbatana mint. Bust left, wearing tiara with six-pointed star / ΒΑΣ-ΙΛΕΩΝ right, ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 96; Sellwood 28.2. Attractively toned EF. ($500)

554. Mithradates I. 171-138 BC. AR Drachm (4.21 gm). Hekatompylos mint. Diademed and bearded bust left / ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ left, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, archer seated right on omphalos, holding bow in left hand. Shore 24; Sellwood 11.1. Choice EF, lustrous. ($1000) 558. Mithradates II. 123-88 BC. AR Drachm (4.18 gm). Ekbatana mint. Bust left, wearing tiara with six-pointed star / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΝ right, ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 97; Sellwood 28.3. Attractively toned, superb EF, underlying luster. ($500)

555. Mithradates I. 171-138 BC. AR Drachm (3.64 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ right, [ΑΡ]Σ-ΑΚΟ[Υ] left, Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; monogram in exergue. Shore—; Sellwood 13.6. Near EF, typical short flan. Rare. ($2500)

559. Mithradates II. 123-88 BC. AR Drachm (4.07 gm). Rhagae mint. Bust left, wearing tiara with eight-pointed star / ΒΑΣ-ΙΛΕΩΝ right, ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 99-100; Sellwood 28.7. Choice EF. ($300)

560. Mithradates II. 123-88 BC. AR Drachm (4.11 gm). Rhagae mint. Bust left, wearing tiara with eight-pointed star / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΝ ΑΡ-ΣΑΚΟΥ right, ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 103-105; Sellwood 29.2. Near EF. ($300)

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TRITON II Rare Tetradrachm of Orodes I Another Attractive Drachm of Phraates III

561. Orodes 1.90-77 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.81 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed bust left / ΜΕΓ-ΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ right, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram above bow. Shore 129 var.; Sellwood 30.2 (Unknown King). Lightly toned, near EF. ($2000)

564. Phraates III. 70-57 BC. AR Drachm (4.05 gm). Rhagae mint. Facing bust wearing necklace with central medallion / [AP]ΣΑΚΟΥ right, ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ below, archer seated right; monogram below bow. Shore 165; Sellwood 35.7 (Darius). Lightly toned EF. Attractive. ($2000)

uä«(K !»·JUtV. 562. Orodes 1.90-77 BC. AR Drachm (4.12 gm). Rhagae mint. Bust left, wearing tiara with eight-pointed star / ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ right, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, archer seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Shore 123-124; Sellwood 31.6. Lustrous EF. ($300)

565. Phraates IV. 38-2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.14 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Bare-headed bust left with royal wart, short pointed beard wearing diadem, horse medallion end to torque, griffin and star emblems on shoulder / ΑΡΣΑΚΟ[Υ] ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ right, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ above, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ below, King seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, giving him palm branch and holding cornucopiae; date HOC between throne legs and ΓΟΡ in exergue (Seleukid era date August of 32 BC). Shore 270; Sellwood 51.5. Good VF, dark toning. ($1000)

An Attractive Drachm of Phraates III

566. Phraates IV. 38-2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.93 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Bare-headed bust left with royal wart, short pointed beard wearing diadem, horse medallion end to torque, griifin and star emblems on shoulder / ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ right, [Ε]ΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ [ΦΙΛ]ΕΛΛΗΝΟ[Σ] left, [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ above, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ below, King seated left on throne, holding Nike and sceptre; date n c between throne legs and [Δ]Α1ΣΙ in exergue (Seleukid era date May of 30 BC). Shore—; Sellwood 54.5. Toned VF, graffiti on reverse. ($500)

563. Phraates III. 70-57 BC. AR Drachm (4.12 gm). Ekbatana mint. Diademed bust left, wearing torque with central medallion / ΑΡΣAKOY right, ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ left, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ] ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ below, archer seated right; monogram below bow. Shore 153; Sellwood 36.7 var. (Darius - no Τ behind throne). Near EF. ($1000)

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TRITON II Rare Drachm of Phraatakes & Musa

570. Vologases III. 105-147 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (13.37 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. Diademed bust left wearing tiara with hooks; Δ behind / APCAK[OY] ΟΛΑΓΑΟ[ΟΥ] right, ΕΠΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΟ] [OIAEAAHNOC] left, [BAΣIΛEWC] Β Α Σ υ \ ^ [ Ν ] above, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ [ΠΕΡΙΤΕΙΟΥ] below, King seated left on throne, receiving diadem from Tyche; date ΓΛΥ between Tyche and King (Seleukid era date May of 30 BC). Shore 407; Sellwood 79.5. Lightly toned VF. ($300) 567. Phraatakes & Musa. 2 BC-4 AD. AR Drachm (3.36 gm). Rhagae mint. Diademed bust of Phraatakes left, with a Nike bearing a wreath on each side / Crowned bust of Musa left. Shore 325; Sellwood 58.10. Near EF, slightly flat strike. Rare. ($1500)

571. Vologases V. 191-208 AD. AR Drachm (3.82 gm). Ekbatana mint. Bust facing with long pointed beard, wearing diadem, hair in circular bunches on each side and top of head / Archer seated right on throne, holding bow, blundered legend. Shore 448; Sellwood 86.3. Superb. Rare. ($1000)

Unique Tetradrachm of Kamnaskires III 568. Vonones I. 8-12 AD. AR Drachm (3.89 gm). Seleukeia on the Tigris mint. BACIAEYC ONWNHC, diademed bust left / ONWNHC right, APTABANON left, BACIAEYC above, NEIKHCAC below, Nike standing right and holding palm; monogram before. Shore 329; Sellwood 60.5. EF. ($400)

572. KINGS OF ELYMAIS. Kamnaskires III? Year 239 (74 BC). AR Tetradrachm (15.47 gm). Diademed bust left; star and anchor behind / KAMNAIKIPfOY] right, TOY ΕΓ ΒΑΙΙΑΕ[ΩΣ] left, BACIAEQC above, KAMNAIKI[POY] below, diademed bust (Kamnaskires IV?) left; monogram under chin, date ΘΛΣ in exergue (barely visible). Senior, "Notes on a Few Ancient Coins," in Oriental Numismatic Nmsletter No. 155 (Winter 1998), pg. 18 (this coin), otherwise unpublished and Unique! Toned, near EF, good metal, possibly overstruck. [See color plate 6]. ($6000)

569. Pakoros II. 78-105 AD. AR Drachm (3.67 gm). Ekbatana mint. Beardless bare-headed bust left, wearing diadem with loop at top and earring, no royal wart / Archer seated right on throne, holding bow, standard legend blundered, monogram below bow. Shore 395; Sellwood 73.11. Toned EF. Scarce. ($400)

The obverse portrait resembles that of Kamnaskires III on the coins depicting both Kamnaskires and Queen Anzaze. Senior notes tlwt the reverse legend was used on coins of both Kamnaskires IV and V, but the coinage of the latter is usually quite debased. Thus it zuould seem that the coin here depicts Kamnaskires III on the obverse, and his son(?) Kamnaskires IV on the reverse.

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BAKTRIAN COINAGE featuring the. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection The K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan collection is one of the most important Baktrian collections to ever appear in auction and includes many great rarities, including seven of the nine dynastic or "pedigree" tetradrachm issues (the two missing are the unique Diodotos Theos and Pantaleon Soter issues of Agathokles). Also of note are the very rare tetradrachms of Pantaleon (lot 594) and Plato (lot 612), and of course, the superior style of the Eukratides I tetradrachm (lot 609), which is of the finest style and a superb example of Hellenistic portraiture.

573. SASANIAN. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. AR Drachm (4.45 gm). Crowned bust right; pellet behind / Fire altar with ribbons; censers below. Gobi IV/2, 14. Choice EF, portrait of wonderful style and detail. Very Rare. ($2000) This special crown signifies Ardashir's investiture by Altura

Mazda.

577. INDO-GREEK KINGS OF BAKTRIA. Diodotos I and II. Circa 250-230 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.57 gm). Balkh mint? Diademed head of Diodotos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΙΟΔΟΤΟΥ left, nude Zeus advancing left, brandishing shield and thunderbolt, eagle at feet, wreath before. MIG 74a; Bopearachchi Série 6B; Rahman 95 (same obverse die). Toned VF. ($500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 69 (18 November 1994), lot 468.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion

574. Ardashir I. 224-241 AD. AR Drachm (4.56 gm). Crowned bust right; pellet before / Fire altar with ribbons; censers below. Gobi V/2,16. Good VF. Very Rare. ($1500)

578. Euthydemos I. Circa 230-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44 gm). Balkh mint? Circa 205-190 BC. Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΘΔΗΜΟΥ left, nude Herakles resting on lion's skin draped over rock, club in right hand resting on rock beside him; monogram behind. MIG 89c; Bopearachchi Série 5B; Rahman 104108. Toned, nice VF. ($1000)

575. Shapur II. 309-379 AD. AV Dinar (7.20 gm). Eastern series. Kabul mint. Crowned bust right / Fire altar with ribbons; mushroom-shaped objects to either side (censers?). Gobi, Kushan 1309; Gobi 107. VF, small obverse scrape. Portrait in high relief. Rare. ($1500)

From the Mr. K.-D. Auktion 88, lot 179.

576. ARABIA, Katabanian? Circa 3rd Century BC? AR Unit (5.11 gm). Beardless male head right / Owl standing facing on amphora; monograms to left and right. Cf. BMC Arabia pg. 52,70; cf. Traité pl. 126, 21. Toned, good VF. Very Rare. ($500) 101

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581. Demetrios I. Circa 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.80 gm). Merv mint? Draped bust right, wearing elephant's scalp headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, n u d e Herakles crowning himself and holding club and lion's skin; monogram to left. MIG 103c; Bopearachchi Série IF; Rahman 125. Toned, near EF. ($2000)

579. E u t h y d e m o s I. Circa 230-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.39 gm). Panjhir mint? Circa 205-190 BC. Diademed head with youthful idealized portrait / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ left, nude Herakles resting on lion skin draped over rock, club on knee; PK monogram to right. MIG 94a; Bopearachchi Série 9A; Rahman 110111. EF. [See color plate 6]. ($1500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 67 (2 May 1994), lot 371.

582. Demetrios I. Circa 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99 gm). Merv mint? Draped bust right, wearing elephant's scalp headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, n u d e Herakles crowning himself and holding club and lion's skin; monogram to left. MIG 103c; Bopearachchi Série IF; Rahman 125. Lightly toned, good VF/VF. ($1000)

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny Auktion

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 67 (2 May 1994), lot 372.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion

Very Rare Demetrios I Tetradrachm

583. Demetrios I. Circa 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.90 gm). Panjhir mint? Draped bust right, wearing elephant's scalp headdress; bead and reel border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, nude Herakles crowning himself and holding club and lion's skin; PK monogram to left. MIG 103d; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman 122-123. Lightly toned, near EF, attractive compact style. Very rare with the beaded border. ($3000)

580. Demetrios I. Circa 200-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.56 gm). Balkh mint? Draped bust right, wearing elephant's scalp headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, nude Herakles crowning himself and holding club and lion's skin; monogram to left. MIG 103b; Bopearachchi Série IB; Rahman 121. Near EF, a few small patches of light porosity. ($1500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan (28 October 1994), lot 132.

Collection. Ex Münzauktion

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

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TRITON II Exceptional High-Relief Portrait of Agathokles

Remarkable High-Relief Portrait of Euthydemos II

586. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.56 gm). Merv mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΑΓΟΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, Zeus standing facing, holding figure of Hekate with torches and sceptre; monogram to left. MIG 137a; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman 148-149. EF. ($4000)

584. Euthydemos II. Circa 190-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 gm). Panjhir mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ left, nude Herakles standing facing, wearing oak-wreath, holding another oak-wreath, club and lion's skin; PK monogram to left. MIG 113d; Bopearachchi Série 1C; Rahman 1423. Toned EF. ($2500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 82 (29 April 1997), lot 162.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

587. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Merv mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΑΓΟΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, Zeus standing facing, holding figure of Hekate with torches and sceptre; monogram to left. MIG 137a; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman 148-149. Lightly toned, near EF. Exceptional high relief portrait. ($2000)

Auktion

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 247.

585. Euthydemos II. Circa 190-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.84 gm). Merv mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ left, nude Herakles standing facing, wearing oak-wreath, holding another oak-wreath, club and lion's skin; monogram to left. MIG 113b; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman—. Near EF. Remarkable high-relief portrait. ($1500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion

588. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Panjhir mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, Α ΓΑ ΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, Zeus standing facing, head slightly left, holding figure of Hekate with two torches in his right hand, sceptre in left; PK monogram before. MIG 141a; Bopearachchi Série 3A (same obverse die as specimen B); Rahman 150. Lightly toned, nice VF. Extremely rare, only the fifth known specimen. ($3000)

Collection.

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 82 (29 May 1997), lot 165.

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B a k t r i a n "Pedigree‫ ״‬Coinage The "pedigree" coins of the Baktrian kings depict various predecessors on the obverse, usually with a cult epithet, and generally with a reverse type proper to the king depicted on the obverse. They are all very rare, and the term "pedigree" coinage implies that their intent was to advertise the line of succession from Alexander the Great to themselves, presumably as an aspect of their civil war propaganda. 590. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.43 gm). Merv mint? ANTIOXOY right, ΝΙΚΑΤΟΡΟΣ left, diademed head of Antiochos Π of Syria right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, nude Zeus advancing left, brandishing shield and thunderbolt, eagle at feet, wreath before; monogram right. MIG 143 var. (monogram not listed); Bopearachchi Série 13A (this coin listed); Rahman 164. EF. Extremely Rare. ($5000)

A n I m p o r t a n t 'Pedigree‫׳‬ Tetradrachm of Agathokles

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection. Ex Numismatic Auction XXV (29 November 1990), lot 228.

Fine Arts

591. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.37 gm). Merv mint? ΔΙΟΔΟΤΟΥ right, [Σ]ΩΤΗΡ[ΟΣ] left, diademed head of Diodotos I right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, nude Zeus advancing left, brandishing shield and thunderbolt, eagle at feet, wreath before; monogram to right. MIG 144a; Bopearachchi Série 14; Rahman 165 (same dies). VF, porous. Very Rare. ($2000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 345 (1-3 November 1995), lot 327.

Collection.

Ex Busso Peus

Auktion

589. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.21 gm). Merv mint? ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ right, ΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ left, head of Alexander the Great right, wearing lion's skin headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram before. MIG 142 var. (monogram not listed); Bopearachchi Série 12B (this coin listed); Rahman 163 (same obverse die). Toned, good VF. Extremely Rare. ($10,000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny Auktion 69 (18 November 1994), lot 479; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXV (29 November 1990), lot 225; Bank Leu AG Auktion 5 (5 May 1977), lot 265.

592. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm). Pushkalavati mint? ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ right, ΘΕΟΥ left, diademed head of Euthydemos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, nude Herakles resting on lion's skin draped over rock, club in right hand resting on rock beside him; monogram behind. MIG 145 var. (monogram not listed); Bopearachchi Série 16 var. (monogram not listed); Rahman—. Toned VF, minor surface bumps. Very Rare. ($2000)

The commemorative coins in the name of Alexander the Great are of particular importance to the interpretation of this series, because the first specimen, published in 1881, definitively disproved earlier speculations that all the kings were contemporaries (A. von Sallet, "Alexander der Grosse als Gründer der Baktrischen-indischen Reiche," ZfN VIII [1881], pp. 279-80). It is perhaps significant that Alexander alone, of all the kings portrayed in this series, does not have a cult epithet but is merely charaterized as "the son of Philip."

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 69 (18 November 1994), lot 480.

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Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion


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A n Extremely Rare ‫׳‬Pedigree‫ ׳‬Tetradrachm of Agathokles «8Λ; ‫ל‬

593. Agathokles. Circa 190-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.33 gm). Panjhir mint? ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ right, ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ left, draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant's scalp headdress / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, nude Herakles crowning himself and holding club and lion's skin; PK monogram to left. MIG 146a; Bopearachchi Série 17A; Rahman—. EF, light corrosion on right side of obverse. Extremely rare, only one other specimen cited by both Mitchiner and Bopearachchi. [See color plate 6]. ($10,000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

Collection. Ex Leu Numismatik

Auktion 71 (24 October 1997), lot 240.

An Elusive Tetradrachm of Pantaleon

594. Pantaleon. Circa 190-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.35 gm). Merv mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΠΑΝΤΑΛΕΟΝΤΟΣ left, Zeus seated left, holding figure of Hekate with two torches in his right hand, sceptre in left; monogram before. MIG 157a; Bopearachchi Série 1A; Rahman 168 (same obverse die). Lightly toned EF. The third known specimen! [See color plate 6]. ($10,000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

Collection. Ex Miinzauktion

Tkalec (28 October 1994), lot 135.

The only other examples of this extremely rare coin are in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Aman ur Rahman Collection. Pantaleon, ing either contemporary with Agathokles and Euthydemos II or in close succession, is known only from his coinage.

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A n Extremely Rare 'Pedigree‫׳‬ Tetradrachm of Antimachos

595. Antimachos. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.81 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Diademed and draped bust right, wearing a flat kausia / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ right, ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, Poseidon standing facing, holding long trident and palm; monogram to right. MIG 124f; Bopearachchi Série 1A; Rahman 173-174. Lustrous, choice EF. ($2000)

598. Antimachos. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.64 gm). Balkh mint? ΔΙΟΔΟΤΟ[Υ] right, ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ left, diademed bust of Diodotos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΝΤΊΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΘΕΟΥ in exergue, n u d e Zeus advancing left, brandishing shield and thunderbolt, eagle at feet, wreath before; AN monogram to right. MIG 128a (same obverse die); Bopearachchi Série 9A; Rahman—. Good VF, die break above head on obverse, rough surfaces. Extremely Rare. ($4000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan (22-24 November 1995), lot 411.

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Two different epithets are found on these pedigree issues for Diodotos, ΘΕΟΥ or ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, sparking the continuing debate on the existence of coinage in the name of Diodotos and his son of the same name. However, variations in titles and portraiture may simply indicate the styles of different mints.

596. Antimachos. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.97 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Diademed and draped bust right, wearing a flat kausia / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ right, ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, Poseidon standing facing, holding long trident and palm; monogram to right. MIG 124f; Bopearachchi Série 1A; Rahman 173-174. Lightly toned, superb EF, reverse a little porous. ($2000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 246.

Collection.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny Auktion

599. Antimachos. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.51 gm). Balkh mint? ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ right, ΘΕΟΥ left, diademed head of Euthydemos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΟΝΤΟΣ right, ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, ΘΕΟΥ in exergue, n u d e Herakles resting on lion's skin draped over rock, club in right hand resting on rock beside him; AN monogram behind. MIG 129a; Bopearachchi Série 10A; Rahman 192 (same dies). Toned VF. Very Rare. ($2500)

597. Antimachos. Circa 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Balkh mint? Diademed and draped bust right, wearing a flat kausia / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘΕΟΥ right, ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ left, Poseidon standing facing, holding long trident and palm; Ν in circle to right. MIG 124b; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman 176-178. EF. ($1500)

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 69 (18 November 1994), lot 472.

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Auktion


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A Rare Gold Stater of Eukratides I, the 'Great‫׳‬

600. Demetrios II. Circa 175-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.82 gm). Balkh mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ left, Athena standing facing, holding spear in right hand, shield resting on ground in left; monogram at feet left. MIG 101a; Bopearachchi Série IB; Rahman 217. Lightly toned VF, reverse slightly double struck. ($1500) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

Collection.

603. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AV Stater (8.45 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Helmeted and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram to right. MIG 176 (unlisted monogram, monograms as tetradrachm 177ee); Bopearachchi Série 4 (unlisted monogram); see Triton I (2-3 December 1997), lot 618 (same dies). Choice EF, small flan flaw on cheek. Extremely Rare! [See color plate 5]. ($15,000)

601. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Panjhir mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; PK monogram below front legs of horses. MIG 168f; Bopearachchi Série IB; Rahman—. Lightly toned, nice EF. ($1000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 250.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 251.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion

Auktion

604. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Helmeted and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram to right. MIG 177ee; Bopearachchi Série 6F; Rahman 240-242. Superb EF. ($1000)

602. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm). Merv mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram below front legs of horses. MIG 168a; Bopearachchi Série ID; Rahman 232. EF. ($750) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 67 (2 May 1994), lot 374.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 255.

Auktion

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

Auktion

The adoption of the title 'Great King', implying imperial rather titan merely royal status, followed some years after Eukratides' consolidation of control over Baktria and is associated with the militaristic helmeted bust. The types and legends of these tetradrachms influenced the coinage of the contemporary Seleukid usurper Timarchos.

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605. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.82 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Helmeted and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΥΤίΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram to right. MIG 177ee; Bopearachchi Série 6F; Rahman 240-242. EF. ($1000)

607. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.79 gm). Merv mint? Heroic bust of Eukratides left, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear, seen from behind, holding spear to the right side of his body / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram below front legs of horses. MIG 179a; Bopearachchi Série 8B; Rahman 255. Lightly toned, good VF. ($2500)

608. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.81 gm). Merv mint? ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΜΕΓΑΣ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΗΣ below, bust of Eukratides right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ above, ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΗΣ below, conjoined busts of Heliokles and Laodike right; monogram behind. MIG 182a; Bopearachchi Série 15A; Rahman—. Lightly toned, good VF. Remarkable high-relief Hellenistic portraits. Very Rare. ($3000)

606. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.90 gm). Merv mint? Heroic bust of Eukratides left, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear, seen from behind, holding spear to the right side of his body / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ above, EYKPATIΔΟΥ in exergue, the Dioskouroi on rearing horses right; monogram below front legs of horses. MIG 179a; Bopearachchi Série 8B; Rahman 255. EF, one small patch of horn silver on obverse, two on reverse. ($3000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection. Ex Nicholas V. Jamgochian Collection (Busso Peus Auktion 340, 2 November 1994), lot 596. Eukratides usurped power from Antimachos, the designated successor to Demetrios. To strengthen his position, and declaring his intentions of founding a dynasty, he struck this coinage, naming his parents - Heliokles and his wife Laodike.

Collection.

The heroic obverse type was employed only with the control Φ, which Mitchiner has identified as the mintmark of Merv in the Baktrian heartland. Parallels for the obverse type on Greek coinage do not readily come to mind, though the concept might have been derived from the full figure of Zeus militant, viewed from behind, that constitutes the characteristic reverse type of Diodotos, founder of the Baktrian kingdom. Certainly this kind of deep bust representation can be traced from Roman Republican coinage (Crawford 298, 354) to the medallions of second century Roman emperors and the Severan dynasty. The rarity of this splendid coinage, the restriction of the issue to a single mint and the absence of parallel drachm issues suggest that this was a special commemorative issue, conceivably celebrating Eukratides' occupation of the provinces south of the Hindu Kush circa 160 BC.

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A True Masterpiece of Hellenistic Portraiture

610. Eukratides II. Circa 145-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Balkh mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ left, nude Apollo standing facing, head left, holding arrow in right hand, bow resting on ground in left; monogram before. MIG 164m; Bopearachchi Série IH; Rahman—. Lightly toned EF. ($1500)

611. Eukratides II. Circa 145-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.77 gm). Panjhir mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ left, nude Apollo standing facing, head left, holding arrow in right hand, bow resting on ground in left; monogram before. MIG 164r; Bopearachchi Série IR; Rahman—. Lightly toned, near EF, reverse toning a little spotty. ($750)

609. Eukratides I. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 gm). Balkh mint? ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΜΕΓΑΣ above, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΗΣ below, heroic bust of Eukratides left, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear, seen from behind, holding spear to the right side of his body / ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ above, ΚΑΙ ΛΑ ΟΔΙΚΗΣ below, jugate busts of Heliokles and Laodike right; monogram behind. MIG 184a; Bopearachchi Série 16A; Rahman 264. Lightly toned EF. Remarkable style portraits. Extremely Rare, [See color plate 6]. ($10,000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 64 (11 October 1993), lot 258.

Collection. Ex Dieter Gorny

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan 345 (1-3 November 1995), lot 352.

Auktion

The combination of extreme rarity and extraordinary condition should make this the highlight of either a nice Baktrian collection or a superb collection of Hellenistic portrait coins.

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TRITON II Very Rare Tetradrachm of Philoxenos

Very Rare Tetradrachm of Plato

614. Philoxenos. Circa 100-95 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.91 gm). Pushkalavati mint? ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ above, ΦΙΛΟΞΕΝΟΣ below, heroic bust of king left, wearing helmet; aegis over left shoulder, spear in right hand / King on horseback galloping right; Σ and monogram below. MIG 343c; Bopearachchi Série 9C; Rahman—. EF, attractive light toning, well centered. Very rare, especially this choice. ($4500)

612. Plato. Circa 145-140 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Balkh mint? Diademed and draped bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ above, ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ below, radiate Helios standing in facing quadriga. MIG 198a; Bopearachchi Série 1A; Rahman 288. Lightly toned, good VF. Very Rare. ($5000) From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan

Philoxenos ruled in the Indo-Greek provinces to the west of the Indus River, apparently with Diomedes as his associate king. Although Mitchiner describes the pair as joint heirs of Strato, Cunningham records a coin of Strato's father Heliokles probably overstruck on an issue of Philoxenos. Mitchener disposes of this chronological discrepancy by suggesting that Heliokles may still have been alive at the time of the accession of Philoxenos and Diomedes, but it may signal that his reconstruction of the dynastic lists is in need of revision. The two other monolingual tetradrachms of Philoxenos are of good Attic weight; both are attributed by Mitchiner to the Kapisa mint in the Kabul Valley. The low weight and rougher style of the present specimen may reflect disturbances in the Gandhara region.

Collection.

Plato was apparently an ephemeral associate king of Eukratides, perhaps his brother. He appears to have exercised authority only in Baktria, and it may be speculated that he was left in charge of the north after circa 160 BC when Eukratides himself pushed into the provinces south of the Hindu Kush.

Very Rare Tetradrachm of Diomedes

613. Heliokles I. Circa 145-130 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 gm). Pushkalavati mint? Draped and diademed bust right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ right, ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ left, ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ in exergue, Zeus standing facing, wearing drapery over left shoulder and lower limbs, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; monogram to left. MIG 2840; Bopearachchi Série 1U; Rahman 292. Toned, near EF. ($1250)

615. Diomedes. Circa 95-90 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.86 gm). Demetrias in Arachosia mint? ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ above, ΔΙΟΜΗΔΟΥ below, helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust right / The Dioskouroi on horseback riding right; monogram below. MIG 349a; Bopearachchi Série 5a; Rahman—. EF, slight double striking. Very Rare, only three specimens cited by Bopearachchi. ($4000)

From the Mr. K.-D. Walkhoff-Jordan Collection. Ex Nicholas V. Jamgochian Collection (Busso Peus Auktion 340, 2 November 1994), lot 597; R. Jameson Collection, no. 1802.

Another Indo-Greek

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616.

619. THRACE, Perinthos. Nero. 54-68 AD. JE 28mm (18.10 gm). ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head left; countermark: ΓΑΛ KAI in incuse rectangle / ΠΕΡΙΝ-ΘΙΩΝ, Apollo standing left, holding branch and sceptre. RPC 1753; Schönert 229; Howgego 527 for countermark. VF, attractive green patina, light earthen encrustation around devices. Very rare, only 4 specimens listed in RPC. ($400)

INDIA. Kushano-Sasanian. "Varahran" (Peroz III). A f t e r

350 AD. AV Dinar (7.70 gm). King sacrificing at altar, holding trident and wearing ram's horn crown with double streamers / Siva and bull standing left; Siva holding ribbons and trident. Gobi Kushan 717. Good VF, some obverse scratches on outer rim, small flan crack. ($1750)

617. Guptas. Samudragupta

Chandragupta (circa 335-380

I (circa AD). AV

320-335 AD) or D i n a r (7.60 g m ) .

Chandragupta I standing holding sceptre, looking at his bride Kumaradevi to whom he offers an uncertain gift; trefoil between their feet / Lakshmi, holding cornucopiae and fillet, seated facing on lion reclining left. BMC Guptas pg 11; Altekar pl. 1,12; Friedberg 76. VF, small rim nick. ($500) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Arts, 16-18 May 1984), lot 451.

Part I (Bank Leu & Numismatic

620. Perinthos. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 43mm — Medallion (49.10 gm). AYT Κ M AVP CEOYHP ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΟ ΑΥΓ, laureate and cuirassed bust right, holding spear over right shoulder; Medusa on breast plate / ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Herakles standing right, grasping the antlers of the Cerynean Hind with both hands and leaning on its back with his knee. Voegtli, Bilder Der Heldenepen In

Fine

Der Kaiserzeitlichen

Münzprägung,

pl. 3, 1 a n d pl. 13, d ;

In his third labor, Herakles was required to capture the Cerynean hind, which tvas armed with brazen hooves and golden horns. He was to take it alive and bring it from Oenoe to Mycenae. He had to chase the beast for one full year before it tired and could be captured. This is one of the rarest types in the 'labors' series.

ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINAGE

618.

Griechischen

Schönert 612, 1; Mionnet 1284. VF, black and green patina, on an exceptionally heavy planchet. Very Rare. [See color plate 7]. ($3000)

This type was attributed to Samudragupta by John Allen when he wrote the BMC catalog. His conclusion was that Samudragupta issued this type to commemorate his parents' marriage and his family's alliance with the Lichchhavi family. However, A. S. Altekar, the cataloguer of the Bayana hoard, attributed this type to Chandragupta himself.

621. Perinthos. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. /E 40mm — Medallion (33.67 gm). AVT. Κ. M. ANT. ΓΟ-ΡΔΙΑΝΟΟ AVr, laureate and cuirassed bust right; Medusa on cuirass / ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙΩΝ ΔΙ-C ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Herakles walking right, holding club and lion's skin in left hand, rope in his right hand and dragging Kerberos behind him; tree to left. Mionnet 1394; Voegtli, Bilder Der Heldenepen In Der

MOESIA INFERIOR, Nikopolis ad Istrum. Caracalla. 198-

217 AD. JE 22mm (13.41 gm). Aurelius Gallus magistrate. AV Κ. M. AVP. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Vn. AVP. ΓΑΛΛΑΟν. ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛ, nPOCIC. in exergue, Caracalla and Geta clasping hands. Pick—; Mionnet—; Copenhagen—. EF, light brown patina. Unpublished. ($400)

Kaiserzeitlichen

Griechischen

Münzprägung,

pl. 13, k ( s a m e r e v e r s e

die). Good VF, dull black patina, light corrosion on Gordian's face. Rare. [See color plate 7]. ($3000)

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625.

622. Philippopolis. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 41mm — Medallion (38.13 gm). AVT Κ M AVP CEV ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΟ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘΡΑΚΩΝ ΑΛΕΖΑΝ EN ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟ, nV-ΘΙΑ across field, Caracalla standing right in military attire, holding reversed spear in right hand, parazonium in left; left foot on captive. BMC—; SNG Copenhagen—; Mionnet—. Good VF, dark green patina, fields smoothed. Apparently unpublished! [See color plate 7]. ($5000)

626.

BITHYNIA, Herakleia Pontika. Circa 3rd C e n t u r y A D . JE

33mm — Medallion (22.77 gm). TON KTICTAN, bearded bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck, holding club over right shoulder / ΗΡΑ ΚΛΕΩΤΑΝ MATPOC Α-ΠΟΙΚΩΝ ΠΟΛ-ΙΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left; two small figures at his feet. Waddington, Recueil, pg. 337, 72, pi. 57,12 (same dies); cf. SNG von Aulock 6938 (same obverse die, different reverse legend). Near EF, glossy dark brown surfaces. Very nice and quite attractive. [See color plate 7]. ($3000)

623. Philippopolis. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. JE 36mm — Medallion (29.94 gm). AVT Κ M AVPHAIOC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΟ CEB, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KENAPEICEIA Πν-ΘΙΑ EN ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟ-ΠΟΛΙ ΝΕΩ-ΚΟΡΩ, octastyle temple, serpents at corners, shield on pediment. Mionnet 1630 var. (obverse legend). EF, dark brown patina. Rare. ($4000)

627.

624.

PONTOS, Neocaesarea. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A D . JE

31mm (13.82 gm). Year 146 (209/210 AD). AY. K. A. CEn CEOYHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KOI ΠΟΝ NEO-KAIC MHTPO, ET PMR in exergue, tetrastyle temple. Cf. SNG von Aulock 100; cf. Waddington I pg. 88, 17. Good VF, dusty green and brown patina. Attractive. [See color plate 8]. ($750)

BITHYNIA, Uncertain. Titus, as Caesar. 71-72 A D . JE 3 0 m m

(15.84 gm). M. Maecius Rufus, proconsul. AY ΤΟΚΡΑ ΉΤΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣ ΥΙΟΣ, laureate head right / ΕΠΙ M ΜΑΙΚΙΟΥ ΡΟΥΦΟΥ ΑΝΘΥΠΑΤΟΥ, palm tree; cuirass to left, shields and spears to right. SNG von Aulock 6910; Waddington, Recueil, pg. 237, 16. VF, brown patina with light encrustation, hairline flan crack. Rare. [See color plate 8], ($1000)

PHOKIS, Delphi. Hadrian. 117-138 A D . JE 1 9 m m (4.89 g m ) .

[AV KAI TPAIA] NOC AAPIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / [Δ]ΕΛ-ΦΩΝ, lyre set on rock. SNG Copenhagen 154 (same obverse die). VF, brown patina. Very Rare. ($750)

One of the rarer types relating to the successful defeat of the Jewish insurgents, the proconsul of Bithynia, Maecius Rufus, felt it politic to associate himself with the event and issue this coin. It had the added benefit ofdelivering a precautionary message to any xvould-be insurgents in his own territory.

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631. LYDIA, Hypaepa. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. M 37mm — Medallion (23.88 gm). AVT M AVP C-Ε ANTQNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ΕΠΙ AVP Δ A ΜΑ KAI AOYK-IOY C-TPA, νΠΑΙΠΗΝ/ΝΩ in two lines in exergue, radiate Helios standing left and holding torch illuminating cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis. BMC—; SNG Copenhagen—; SNG von Aulock—. Near EF, dark brown patina. Extremely Rare. [See color plate 8], ($1000)

628. IONIA, Ephesos. In alliance with Kotiaeum in Phrgia. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 38mm — Medallion (32.21 gm). AVT. Κ. M. AVPH CEVHP-OC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ. Γ. IOVA. ΚΟΔΡΑΤΟΥ APX around, ΚΟΉΑΕΩΝ in three lines in field, OMONIA nPOC E3>ECIOVC in two lines in exergue, Cybele, turetted and veiled, seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on drum; cult statue of Artemis of Ephesos before, Tyche behind holding cornucopiae and placing wreath on Cybele's head. Good VF, dark green and black patina. Apparently unpublished. [See color plate 8], ($2500)

Ex Frank Sternberg Auktion XIV (24-25 May 1984), lot 382.

632. LESBOS, Mytilene. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 43mm — Medallion (55.52 gm). AVTO KAI MAP AYPH ANTONEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΠΙ CTPA ΠΗΑΟΙ-OVAVOV ΛΕΟΝΤΕΩ, MVTIAHNAI-ΩΝ in two lines in exergue, Caracalla holding sceptre in left hand, standing left in chariot drawn by four horses, preceded by a Roman soldier; trophy and two captives on a pedestal in the background. BMC Troas pg. 209, 212. Good VF, brown surfaces, fields smoothed and some of the details strengthened. Very Rare. ($4000)

629. Ephesos. In alliance with Alexandria Troas. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. JE 37mm — Medallion (28.37 gm). AYT. Κ. Μ. ΑΝΤ-Ω, rOPAIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / ΕΦΕΟΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΑΛ-ΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΩΝ, ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ in exergue, two male figures (Ephesos and Alexandria?) standing facing one another, clasping hands; modius between them. Unpublished in the standard references. Near EF, red and green patina. ($1000) Ex Jacques Schulman Auction 243 (8-10 June 1966), lot 1241; Hermann Vogel Collection (Adolph Hess Auktion 194, 25 March 1929), lot 338.

630. IONIA, Uncertain. Gaius Caligula & Livilla. 37-41 AD. JE 14mm (1.65 gm). ΚΑΙΣΑΡ left, ΓΑ I right, bare head of Caligula right / ΙΟΥΛΙΑ, bust of Livilla right. RPC 5437. VF, green patina. Very Rare. ($1000)

633. CARIA, Stratonikeia. Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius. JE 36mm — Medallion (30.80 gm). AVT. KAI. TI. AIA. ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟΟ AVPHAIOC. ΚΑΙ CAP., busts of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius facing one another; Pius on left - laureate and draped, Aurelius on right - bare-headed and draped / ΕΠ1 AOHNßKACOV [CTP]ATONEIKEON, Pius on horseback right, holding sceptre in left hand, right hand on hip; lighted altar before. Apparently Unpublished. Near VF, dark brown patina under light earthen encrustation, a few minor flan flaws on the reverse behind the horse. Extremely Rare. ($1000)

RPC catalogs this coin as Julia, daughter of Augustus, and Gaius Caesar her son with the note that "there is no parallel for a portrait of Julia and her son Gaius, which would presumably have been minted prior to her disgrace in 2 BC." The portrait style though is similar to other portraits of Caligula from Asia minor and Crete and the same legend, ΙΟΥΛΙΑ, was used on a coin from Caesarea Paneas, RPC 4973, that shows Caligula and his three sisters.

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634.

PHRYGIA,

Laodikeia.

In

alliance

with

637. Antioch. Galba. Year 2 (68/69 AD). AR Tetradrachm (15.11 gm). AV[TOKPAT]WP TAABAC KAICAP CEBACTOC, bare head right / Eagle standing left on wreath, wings spread and a wreath in its beak; palm branch before; ETOVC Β below. RPC 4198/6 (this coin); Wruck 59. Toned VF. ($400)

Hierapolis.

Hadrian. 117-138 AD. JE 37mm — Medallion (29.07 gm). AYTOKPA KAICAP AAPIANOC, bare-headed and d r a p e d bust left / ΑΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΙΕΡΑΠΟΑΕΙΤΩΝ ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ, Zeus Laodikeos, holding sceptre and eagle, standing right a n d facing Apollo Kitharoidos of Hierapolis w h o holds a plectrum and lyre. BMC Phrygia pg. 325, 270. Near EF, dark brown and green patina, a few corrosion spots and encrustation. ($2500) Ex Leu Numismatik

Ex Hess-Leu Auktion 41 (24-25 April 1969), lot 126.

Auktion 54 (28 April 1992), lot 248.

638.

Antioch. Philip I & Philip II. JE 3 1 m m (17.79 g m ) . AVTOK

Κ MIOV ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΙ CEB, conjoined busts of Philip I and Philip II right; Philip I is radiate, draped and cuirassed, Philip Π is laureate and draped / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΚΟΛΩΝ, draped, veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right, ram running right above with head reverted; Δ-Ε, S-C in fields. BMC Galatia pg. 216, 535. Nice VF, smooth glossy brown surfaces. ($400) 635. CILICIA, Tarsos. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 33mm (20.07 gm). AVT KAI M AVP CEVHPOC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΟ CEB, Π Π across field, draped bust of Caracalla right, wearing crown of demiourgos / ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑΝ-HC CEVHP ΑΔΡ MH around, A M / K in two lines in right field, TAPCOV/Γ Β in two lines in exergue, Perseus standing to the right, holding harpa and cult statue of Apollo Lykeios; before him stands a fisherman holding a fishing rod from which hangs a fish and a basket. SNG von Aulock— (same obverse die as 6017); SNG Levante— (same obverse die as 1059); SNG France 2, — (same reverse type as 1574 for Severus Alexander). EF, brown patina, minor surface roughness, reverse slightly double struck. Apparently an unpublished type for Caracalla. ($2000)

Extremely Rare Tetradrachm of Uranius Antoninus

639.

636.

Emisa. Uranius Antoninus. 253-254 A D . A R R e f o r m e d

Tetradrachm (7.91 gm). Struck 254 AD. AVTO Κ COV CEOVHPOC ANTQNINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; seen from behind / ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ OVCIAC VITB, S-C across field, Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left. Baldus, "Die 'Reformierten' Tetradrachmen des Uranius Antoninus im Lichte eines neuen Fundes," in Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Numismatics (1976), obverse die pi. 22,19, reverse die pi. 23,6; Baldus, "Neue Forschungen zu Uranius Antoninus u n d seinen Münzen," in JNG XXXIII (1983), pl. 11,15. Toned EF. Extremely Rare. ($7500)

SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Augustus. 27 BC-14

AD. AR Tetradrachm (15.56 gm). Year 29, Cos 13 (2 BC). ΣΕ-ΒΑΣΤΟΥ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ, laureate head right / ΕΤΟΥΣ ΘΚ ΝΙΚΗΣ, Tyche seated right on rock, holding long palm branch, river-god swimming below; monogram and ΙΓ in field. RPC 4155; BMC Galatia pg. 168, 140. EF, light die rust on the obverse. Very nice. ($600) 114


TRITON II A Very Rare Bronze of Cleopatra

643. Orthosia. Cleopatra VII. Year 2 (35/35 BC). JE 18mm (5.36 gm). Draped bust of Cleopatra right / ΟΡΘΩΟΕΩΝ in exergue, Baal of Orthosia in chariot pulled by two griffins. RPC 4501; cf SNG Copenhagen 174 (year 3). Near EF, brown patina, choice portrait of Cleopatra. Very Rare. ($2000)

640. Laodikeia ad Mare. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (12.40 gm). Cos. 3 (209-212 AD). AVT. KAI. . ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΟ .CE., laureate head right / ΔΗΜΑΡΧ. EHYTIATOC. TO. Γ, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak; star between legs. Bellinger 65; BMC Galatia pg. 194, 360 (Antioch). Lightly toned, choice EF. ($400)

644. Tyre. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. JE 31mm (24.97 gm). IMP M AVP ANT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SEP TV-RVS [METjROP, COLONI in exergue, founder plowing right with two oxen; standard behind inscribed LEG III GAL in three lines. SNG Copenhagen—; BMC—; cf. Mionnet 624. Near EF, dark brown patina, light earthen encrustation around devices. Very Rare. ($1000)

641. P H O E N I C I A , Berytos. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (12.61 gm). Cos. 4 (215-217 AD). AVT. KAI. ANTWNINOC CE., laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / ΔΗΜΑΡΧ EEVnATOC. TO. Δ, eagle standing facing, wings spread, head left with wreath in beak; prow between legs. Bellinger 282; BMC Phoenicia pg. 303, 31. FDC. ($500)

645. JUDAEA, Herodian Kings. Herod Philip. Year 5? (1/2 AD). JE 21mm (7.90 gm). [KAICAP CEJBACTOV bare head of Augustus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟν TETPjAPXOV, bare head of Herod Philip right. AJC II pg. 244, 1; Hendin 528; RPC 4938. Fine, brown patina. Extremely Rare! ($900)

642. Marathos. Mark Antony. Year 223 (37/36 BC). ^ 21mm (9.21 gm). Bare head of Antony right / Bull reclining left. RPC 4494; Le Rider and Seyrig, " Objets de la Collection Louis de Clerq" in Revue Numismatique 1968, pg. 15, 320. Good VF, green patina under light earthen encrustation. Rare, only 5 specimens cited by RPC.

646. Herodian Kings. H e r o d Antipas. Year 24 (20 AD). JE 20mm (10.96 gm). HPWAOY TETPAPX, L-ΚΔ across field, upright reed / TIBE/PIAC in two lines in wreath. AJC II pg. 242, 2; Hendin 510; RPC 4919. VF, dark brown patina under tan earthen encrustation. ($750)

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TRITON II Two Extremely Rare Bronzes of Agrippa I

650. Judaea Capta Series. Titus. 79-81 AD. JE 21mm (7.77 gm). Struck in Caesarea. AVTOKP. TIT-OC KAICAP, laureate head right / IOVAAIAC EA-AWKVIAC, Nike standing right, inscribing shield hung on a palm tree. AJC II pg. 288,2b; Hendin 743; SNG ANS 466ff. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina, light earthen encrustation. ($400)

647. Herodian Kings. Agrippa I. Year 5 (40/41 AD). JE 23mm (10.22 gm). [ΓΑΙΩ Κ]ΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ [ΓΕΡΜΑΝΚΙΩ], laureate head of Caligula left / ΝΟΜΙ[Σ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ, Germanicus, holding eagle-tipped sceptre, in triumphal quadriga right; date LE in exergue. RPC 4976; AJC II pg. 247, 2; Hendin 549; SNG ANS 261. Near VF, black patina under light green and orange earthen encrustation. Extremely Rare. ($5000)

648. Herodian Kings. Agrippa I. Year 7 (43 AD). JE 25mm (17.08 gm). [TIBEPIOC KAICAP C]EBACTOC ΓΕΡΜΑΝ, laureate head of Claudius right / [BACIAEYC] MEr[AC ArPIIÏÏlAC «DIAOKAICAP], distyle temple, Agrippa on left, Claudius, veiled and togate on right, both holding paterae, veiled half figure in background holding incense box, kneeling figure in foreground sacrificing a pig(!); date in pediment of temple. RPC 4983; AJC II pg. 248, 8; Hendin 554. VF, brown patina, off center, but one of the best preserved examples of this rare and enigmatic Judaean coin. ($3000)

651. Gaza. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. JE 31mm (21.11 gm). Year 220 (159/160 AD). ANT(0NINOC AYT-[OKPAT]coP, laureate head right / ΓΑΖΑ, veiled, turreted and draped bust right of Tyche; KC behind, symbol of Gaza below chin. Rosenberger 77; BMC Palestine pg. 153, 72. Good VF, green patina under light earthen ($500) encrustation.

See the discussion by A. Burnett in "The Coinage of King Agrippa 1 of Judaea", in Mélanges à Pierre Bastien, pp. 25-38. The description of the reverse is based on his reconstruction of the tableau as the ceremony at the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus in Rome wherein Agrippa swears fealty to the emperor. The representation of a pagan ceremony honoring a Roman emperor involving an unclean animal sacrifice on a coin of a Jewish king is rather difficult to comprehend, even as Burnett makes it clear that other theories about the scene are equally untenable. If this coin was struck at Caesarea (and the scarcity of finds at the site of that Hellenized Roman city on the coast does not answer that question one way or the other), it could not have circulated beyond the confines of the Roman and Greek inhabitants without risking an emotional backlash from the native people, were they to understand the significance of the type.

652. SAMARIA, Sebaste. Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus. JE 22mm (14.58 gm). SVAEMIA [AVGJVSTA SEB, draped bust right / COL. L. SEP. above, SEBASJTE] in exergue, "The Rape of Persephone" — Hades in galloping quadriga right and carrying Persephone; Eros flying above, overturned cista mystica below horses. Rosenberger 34; SNG ANS 1084. VF, dark green patina with earthen highlights. Rare mythological scene. ($500) Persephone, the daughter of Demeter — goddess of the cornfield, had the fate of Hades' love. Hades fell in love with Persephone and asked Zeus for permission to marry her. Zeus feared to offend his eldest brother by a downright refusal, but knew also that Demeter would not forgive him if Persephone were committed to the underworld. Zeus "therefore answered politically that he could neither give nor withhold his consent." This emboldened Hades to abduct Persephone, as she was picking flowers in a meadow, and carry her away in his horse-drawn chariot to the underworld as depicted on this coin type.

649. Herodian Kings. Agrippa II. Year 26 (86/87 AD). JE 19mm (5.11 gm). IM C A D VES F DO-M AVG GER COS XII, laureate head of Domitian right, wearing aegis / ΕΠΙ ΒΑ Α-ΓΡΙ, legend around large S C; date ET KS in exergue. AJC II pg. 255, 36; Hendin 616; Meshorer 142. Near EF, dark brown patina. ($400)

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A Very Rare Bronze of Divus Julius Marinus

653.

656. Alexandria. Hadrian. Year 18 (133/134 AD). JE Drachm (25.41 gm). AVT KAIC TPAIAN AAPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Isis Pharia sailing right toward the Lighthouse of Pharos which is surmounted by two Tritons, each blowing a buccinum (trumpet), lantern surmounted by statue holding situla and sceptre; Isis is holding a billowing sail with both hands and also a sistrum with her right; L I-[H] to either side. Köln 1124; Dattari 1767 var. (position of date); Milne 1417 var. (same). EF, reddish-brown patina with touches of green. A popular type! [See color plate 8]. ($1000)

ARABIA, Philippopolis. Divus Julius Marinus, father of

Philip I. JE 30mm (17.32 gm). ΘΕΩ ΜΑΡΙΝΩ, bare-headed bust right, draped on left shoulder; supported by eagle standing right, beating its wings / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΚΟΛΩΝΙΑς S-C across fields, Roma seated left, holding eagle and spear. BMC Arabia pg. 42, — (reverse type not noted for Divus Marinus but is listed for Philip I); Spijkerman 1. Near VF, brown patina. Very Rare. ($3000)

Outstanding Drachm Of The Saïte Nome

654.

657. Alexandria. Aelius, Caesar. Dated to his second consulship (137 AD). Billon Tetradrachm (13.39 gm). Λ AIAIOC KAICAP, bare head right / ΔΗΜ ΕΞΟ-V-C VI1AT B, Homonoia standing half-left, wearing chiton and peplos, holding patera with her right hand over an altar, and a cornucopiae and her chiton with left hand. Köln 1271 var. (reverse legend spacing is different); Dattari 2074 var. (same); BMC 921; Milne 1537 var. (same); Curtis 566 var. (same). EF, chocolate brown patina on obverse, black on reverse. [See color plate 8]. ($400)

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan. Saite Nome. Year 13 (109/110

AD). JE Drachm (30.32 gm). AVT TPAIAN CE-B ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ, laureate bust right with aegis on left shoulder / CAI-THC, Athena standing half-left, holding spear and shield. Cf. Dattari 6367 var. (Athena holding owl and an altar before her); SNG Copenhagen 1144 var. (Athena standing half-right). Near EF, reddish-brown patina with touches of green. Probably the finest known for the type! ($1500)

This is one of the few Alexandrian coins to use the Roman consulship form of dating rather than the regnal year system based on the Egyptian calendar.

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655. Alexandria. Hadrian. Year 18 (133/134 AD). Billon Tetradrachm (13.17 gm). AVT KAIC TPAIAN AAPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Sarapis enthroned left, holding sceptre with left hand, right hand extended over Kerberos. Köln 1094; Dattari 1479; BMC 622; Milne 1399; Curtis 527-532. Choice EF. ($300)

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Extremely Rare Mythological Drachm of Pius ‫"־‬Lykurgos & T h e Vines of Dionysos‫״‬

658. Alexandria. A n t o n i n u s Pius. Year 18 (154/155 AD). JE Drachm (18.57 gm). AYT KT AIA AAP AN[TWNINOC C]EB EYC, laureate head right, draped on left shoulder / "Lykurgos ensnared by the vines of Dionysos" - King Lykurgos right, his left knee kneeling on a vine stump, his arms pulled behind him by the vines, his head tilted u p and his axe(?) between his legs; [L IH]. Dattari 2995; BMC 1055/1056 (described as "Herakles cutting down the vines of Syleus" but most likely another representation of the Lykurgos myth, see BMC Supplement pg. 13). VF, green patina with lighter highlights. Extremely rare, the first specimen seen by this cataloguer and most likely to be offered for public sale. [See color plate 8]. ($2000) A rather obscure myth, King Lykurgos is credited with defeating the army of Dionysos when the God invaded Thrace. Dionysos escaped by plunging into the sea and sought refuge in Thetis' grotto. Dionysos' mother Rhea, upset by her son's misfortune, drove Lykurgos mad and then helped her son's army to escape. Lykurgos, in his madness, killed his own son Dryas with an axe (believing he was cutting down a vine, hence the coin type), and then pruned the corpse of its nose, ears, fingers and toes. Dionysos, returning from the sea, told the people of Thrace that Lykurgos would have to be killed or the land would remain barren as punishment for Lykurgos' crime. Lykurgos was killed by being draxved and quartered by wild horses.

659. Alexandria. Gordian I. Year 1 (238 AD). Potin Tetradrachm (14.03 gm). A Κ M A N TOPAIANOC CEM ΑΦΡ EVCEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Athena Nikephoros enthroned left, holding Nike in right hand, spear in left, shield is leaning against the throne. Köln 2600 var.; BMC 1826; Milne 3296; Curtis 1199. Good VF, brown patina. Rare. ($1200)

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TRITON II 660. CENTRAL ITALY. Emilia? Circa late 4th to early 3rd Century BC. JE Ramo Secco. Fragment of a bronze ingot with bare branch pattern on both sides. Thurlow-Vecchi AS 1; Haeberlin pi. 7, 6. Nice VF, brown and green patina, light encrustation. Nice with bold patterns. ($3000) The Ramo Secco cast ingots are the most common of the cast bars of the fourth and third centuries BC. Ahuays found in fragments and subdivisions, they weigh anywhere from 500 grams to 2000 grams, normally with weak or missing designs. These are found predominantly in Emilia, thus the attribution to this city.

663. Rome. Circa 275-270 BC. JE Aes Grave Quadrane (84.02 gm). Two barley grains; · · · between / Open hand; · · · left. ThurlowVecchi 4; Crawford 14/4; Haeberlin pi. 40, 1. Good VF, dark green patina. ($500)

661. Rome. Circa 280-260 BC. Aes Signatum Fragment (51.46 gm). Bull's foot walking right / Bull's foot walking left. ThurlowVecchi AS 18; Crawford 5/1; Haeberlin pi. 58, 1-7. Good VF, green patina, light earthen encrustation. Very Rare. ($400) Haeberlin knew of only 5 complete specimens of this type, and 17 fragments of various sizes.

664. Rome. Circa 289-245 BC. JE Aes Grave Uncia (22.21 gm). Astragalos; · left / Pellet. Thurlow-Vecchi 6a; Crawford 14/6; Haeberlin pi. 40,19. Near EF, dark brown patina. ($150)

662. Rome. Circa 289-245 BC. JE Aes Grave Triens (103.78 gm). Thunderbolt; · · · · on either side / Dolphin swimming right; · · · · above. Cf. Thurlow-Vecchi 3; cf. Crawford 14/3; cf. Haeberlin pi. 39, 13. Near EF, green patina with traces of earthen encrustation around devices. Apparently unpublished with the pellets above the dolphin! ($750)

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667. Rome. Circa 275-270 BC. JE Aes Grave Quadrane (85.34 gm). Boar running right; · · · below / Boar running left; [ · · · ] below. Thurlow-Vecchi 11; Crawford 18/4; Haeberlin pi. 36, 6-11. Near VF, dark brown patina with a few patches of green, casting pit on reverse. ($400)

665. Rome. Circa 275-270 BC. JE Aes Grave Semis (156.65 gm). Pegasus flying right on raised disk; 3 below / Pegasus flying left on raised disk; S below. Thurlow-Vecchi 9; Crawford 18/2; Haeberlin pi. 35, 7-10. VF, dark green patina, casting pit on reverse. ($600)

668. Rome. Circa 275-270 BC. JE Aes Grave Uncia (26.46 gm). Barley grain; · left / Barley grain; · right. Thurlow-Vecchi 13; Crawford 18/6; Haeberlin pi. 36, 18-21. Good VF, dark green patina under earthen encrustation. ($150)

666. Rome. Circa 275-270 BC. JE Aes Grave Triens (93.15 gm). Horsehead right; · · · · below / Horsehead left; · · · · below. Thurlow-Vecchi 10; Crawford 18/3; Haeberlin pi. 36, 1-5. Good VF, dark green patina. ($750) From the John Jordan

Collection.

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TRITON II 669. Rome. Circa 265-242 BC. JE Aes Grave Triens (98.12 gm). Horse prancing left; · · above, · · below / Wheel of six spokes; · · · · within spokes. Thurlow-Vecchi 33; Crawford 24/5; Haeberlin pi. 25, 8-11. Good VF, green patina under light earthen encrustation. Rare this nice. ($1250)

670. Rome. Circa 241-235 BC. JE Aes Grave Uncia (24.06 gm). Astragalos / · and sickle. Thurlow-Vecchi 41; Crawford 25/9; Haeberlin pi. 31,15-16. EF, slate green patina. Choice for these. ($400)

672. Rome. Circa 225-217 BC. JE Aes Grave As (247.99 gm). Head of bearded Janus on a raised disk; I horizontally below / Prow of galley right; I above. Thurlow-Vecchi 51; Crawford 35/1; Haeberlin pi. 12-13. Good VF, olive-green patina. ($1200)

671. Rome. Circa 225-217 BC. JE Aes Grave As (274.05 gm). Head of bearded Janus on a raised disk; I horizontally below / Prow of galley right; I above. Thurlow-Vecchi 51; Crawford 35/1; Haeberlin pi. 12-13. Good VF, green and brown patina. ($1500)

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673. Rome. Circa 225-217 BC. JE Aes Grave Semis (157.16 gm). Laureate head of Saturn left on a raised disk; S horizontally below / Prow of galley right; S above. Thurlow-Vecchi 52; Crawford 35/2; Haeberlin pi. 16, 5-14. Near EF, slate green patina, surfaces a little rough. ($1000)

675. Rome. Circa 215-212 BC. JE Aes Grave As (137.66 gm). Head of bearded Janus on a raised disk / Prow of galley left; I above. Thurlow-Vecchi 70; Crawford 41/5a; Haeberlin pi. 49, 11. EF, green patina. Very Nice. ($1250)

676. ETRURIA, Volaterrae. Circa 230-220 BC. JE Aes Grave Quadrane (28.54 gm). Janiform head wearing petasos / Legend around 路 路 路 . Thurlow-Vecchi 82; Haeberlin pi. 82, 11. Fine, dark brown and green patina. Rare. ($400)

674. Rome. Circa 215-212 BC. JE Aes Grave Tressis (341.6 gm). Head of Roma right, wearing crested Phrygian helmet; III behind / Prow of galley left; III above. Thurlow-Vecchi 68; Crawford 41/3a; Haeberlin pi. 46, 4. Good VF, dark green patina. Very Rare. ($10,000)

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677. UMBRIA, Tuder. Circa 270-260 BC. JE Aes Grave Uncia (17.67 gm). Two handled vase; · above / TV right, spearhead; · left. Thurlow-Vecchi 162; Haeberlin pi. 81, 6. Good VF, dark brown patina, light reddish earthen encrustation. Rare. ($500)

678. Tuder. Circa 217-215 BC. JE Aes Grave Quadrane (18.45 gm). Frog seen from above; · left, · · right / VT, anchor; · · · right. Thurlow-Vecchi 166; Haeberlin pi. 81, 20. Near EF, dark slate green patina under light earthen encrustation. Exceptional for this issue. ($750)

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682. APULIA, Luceria. After 220 BC. JE Aes Grave As (65.62 gm). Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Horse prancing right; star above, L below. Thurlow-Vecchi 280; Haeberlin pi. 71, 9-13. EF, slate green patina. As nice as they come. Rare. ($2000)

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680. Uncertain Central Italy. Circa 280-260 BC. JE Aes Grave Triens (82.48 gm). Sun with eight rays above crescent; · · · · below / Eight-spoked wheel. Thurlow-Vecchi 202; Haeberlin pi. 67, 1-2. VF, light green patina, minor earthen encrustation. Very Rare. ($2500) 683. Anonymous. Circa 234-231 BC. JE Litra? (3.70 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Horse prancing left; ROMA below. Crawford 26/3; Sydenham 29; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 70. Near EF, glossy dark brown patina, a few tiny pits on surface. ($250)

681. Uncertain Central Italy. Circa 280-260 BC. JE Aes Grave Uncia (23.24 gm). Pitcher; · left / Pedum. Thurlow-Vecchi 223; Haeberlin pi. 68, 23. EF, light green patina with some red on the reverse. Very Rare. ($1000)

684. Anonymous. Circa 225-212 BC. AR Didrachm or Quadrigatus (6.60 gm). Laureate head of Janus, annulets in hair / Jupiter in quadriga driven by Victory; ROMA incuse on solid tablet. Crawford 28/3; Sydenham 64; RSC 23. Lightly toned, nicè VF. Well centered, attractive style. ($400)

685. Anonymous. Circa 225-212 BC. AR Didrachm or Quadrigatus (6.34 gm). Laureate head of Janus / Jupiter in quadriga driven by Victory; ROMA raised on outlined tablet. Crawford 28/3; Sydenham 65; RSC 24. Lightly toned, good VF. ($300) LOT 1022 124


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690. Anonymous. 211-208 BC. AR Victoriatus (3.32 gm). Luceria mint. Laureate head of Jupiter right / Victory standing right erecting trophy; L between, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 9 7 / l c ; Sydenham 121a; BMC (Italy) 157; RSC 36e. EF. ($300)

686. Anonymous. 217-215 BC. JE Sextans (25.26 gm). She-wolf standing right suckling twins; · · in exergue / Eagle standing right with a flower in its beak; · · behind, ROMA before. Crawford 39/3; Sydenham 95; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 120. Nice VF, attraetive green patina. ($400)

Very Rare Semis of the Luceria Mint

687. Anonymous. 214-212 BC. JE Quadrane (13.23 gm). Sicilian mint. Head of Hercules right, wearing boar's skin; · · · behind / Bull charging right; grain ear and · · · above, snake below, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 42/2; Sydenham—; BMCRR (RomanoCampania) 139. VF, green patina. ($200) From the John Jordan

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Rare Republican Gold 60 As Piece

691. Anonymous. 211-208 BC. TE Semis (26.17 gm). Luceria mint. Laureate head of Saturn right; S below / Prow of galley right; S above, L before, ROMA below. Crawford 97/10; Sydenham 178a. Near EF, choice brown and green patina. Very rare issue and exceptional. ($2500)

688. Anonymous. 211-207 BC. AV 60 As (3.35 gm). Helmeted head of Mars right; LX behind / Eagle standing right on thunderbolt; ROMA below. Crawford 44/2; Sydenham 226; BMCRR 185; Bahrfeldt 4a. Nice EF. ($3000)

689. Anonymous. 211-208 BC. AR Victoriatus (3.39 gm). Laureate head of Jupiter right / Victory standing right erecting trophy; VB between, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 95/lb; Sydenham 113; BMC (Italy) 233; RSC 36m. EF. ($300)

692. Anonymous. 169-158 BC. JE As (35.05 gm). Laureate head of Janus; I above / Prow of galley right; OPEI above, I before, ROMA below. Crawford 190/1; Sydenham 363; BMCRR 598. Good VF, brown patina. ($200) From the John Jordan

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TRITON II 697. Pub. Crepusius. 82 BC. AR Denarius (3.81 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right, sceptre over shoulder; F behind, lizard below chin / Horseman galloping right, hurling spear; CCXXXXVI behind, P. CREPVSI in exergue. Crawford 361/lc; Sydenham 738a; BMCRR 2695 var.; Crepusia 1. EF. ($200)

693. L. Opimius. 131 BC. AR Denarius (3.97 gm). Helmeted head of Roma right; wreath behind, X under chin / Victory in quadriga right; L. OPEIMI below horses, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 253/1; Sydenham 473; BMCRR 1133; Opimia 12. EF. ($300)

698.

694. Q. Philippus. 129 BC. AR Denarius (3.93 gm). Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind / Macedonian horseman riding right; Macedonian helmet behind, Q. PILIPVS below horse, ROMA in exergue. Crawford 259/1; Sydenham 477; BMCRR 1143; Marcia 11. Lightly toned, nice EF, small flan flaw on obverse. ($200)

695. C. Fonteius. 114-113 BC. AR Denarius (3.87 gm). Janiform head of the Dioscuri; S left, star right / C. FONT above, Galley with pilot and three oarsmen; ROMA in exergue. Crawford 290/1; Sydenham 555; BMCRR (Italy) 612; Fonteia 1. Toned EF. ($200)

696.

A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. A R

Serrate

Denarius (3.82 gm). HISPAN behind veiled head of Hispania right with dishevelled hair / A. ALBIN left, S. N. right, POST. A. [F] in exergue, togate figure standing left between Roman eagle and fasces. Crawford 372/2; Sydenham 746; BMCRR 2839; Postumia 8. Lightly toned EF. ($200)

699. L. Rustius. 74 BC. AR Denarius (3.88 gm). Helmeted head of Mars right; S.C. behind, X under chin / Ram standing right; L. RVSTI in exergue. Crawford 389/1; Sydenham 782; BMCRR 3271; Rustia 1. Toned EF. ($400)

700. C. Postumius. 73 BC. AR Denarius (3.96 gm). Bust of Diana right, bow and quiver on shoulder / Hound running right, spear below; C. POSTVMI/TA in exergue. Crawford 394/la; Sydenham 785; BMCRR 3238; Postumia 9. EF. ($300)

C. Licinius L.f. Macer. 84 BC. A R D e n a r i u s (3.54 g m ) .

Diademed bust of Vejovis left, seen from behind, hurling thunderbolt / Minerva in quadriga right, brandishing javelin and holding shield; C. LICINIVS. L. F./MACER in two lines in exergue. Crawford 354/1; Sydenham 732; BMCRR 2467; Licinia 16. Nice EF. ($300)

701. Q. Crepereius M.f. Rocus. 69 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (3369 gm). Draped bust of Amphitrite right, seen from behind; Κ before, heron behind / Neptune in sea-chariot drawn by two hippocamps; Κ above, [Q], CREPER. M.F./ROCVS in two lines in exergue. Crawford 399/lb; Sydenham 796a; BMCRR 3347; Crepereia 2. Lightly toned EF, reverse off center. Very Rare. ($600) LOT 1022 126


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702. L. Torquatus. 65 BC. AR Denarius (3.84 gm). Head of Sibylla right; SIBYLLA below; all within a laurel wreath / L. TORQVAT left, III. VIR right, tripod surmounted by an amphora, two stars above; all within ornamented torque. Crawford 411 / l a ; Sydenham 837; BMCRR 3511; Manlia 11. Toned, good VF, old scratch on obverse. Rare. ($500) 706.

P. Plautius Hypsaeus. 60 BC. AR D e n a r i u s (3.97 gm). P.

YPSAE. S.C., head of Neptune right, trident behind / Jupiter in quadriga left; CEPIT right, C. YPSAE. COS/PRIV in two lines in exergue. Crawford 4 2 0 / l a ; Sydenham 910; BMCRR 3841; Plautia 11. EF. ($300)

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703. L. Torquatus. 65 BC. AR Denarius (3.80 gm). Head of Sibylla right; [SIBYLLA] below / L. TORQVT left, ΙΠ. VIR right, tripod surmounted by an amphora, two stars above. Crawford 411/lb; Sydenham 835; BMCRR 3513; Manlia 12. EF, uneven strike. Rare. ($1000)

P. Plautius Hypsaeus. 60 BC. AR D e n a r i u s (4.01 gm). P.

YPSAE, diademed and draped bust of Leuconoë right; S.C. and dolphin behind / Jupiter in quadriga left; CEPIT right, C. YPSAE. COS/PRIV in two lines in exergue. Crawford 420/2c; Sydenham 911a; BMCRR 3848; Plautia 12a. Near EF. ($200)

704. L. Cassius Longinus. 60 BC. AR Denarius (3.82 gm). Draped and veiled bust of Vesta right; kylix behind, S before / Togate male standing facing, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista; LONGIN. ΙΠ. V behind. Crawford 413/1; Sydenham 935; BMCRR 3933; Cassia 10. EF. ($200)

708.

C. Considius Nonianus. 56 BC. AR D e n a r i u s (3.94 gm). C.

CONSIDI NONIANI, laureate and diademed bust of Venus Erycina right; SC before / Temple on summit of mountain; ERVC on gateway in the center. Crawford 424/1; Sydenham 887; BMCRR 3831; Considia l a . Toned EF, surfaces slightly grainy. Scarce. ($500)

L. Cassius Longinus was the younger brother ofC. Cassius, one of the murderers of Julius Caesar. The tablet marked V was used in Rome to cast a favorable vote on legislation; taken in conjunction with the head of Vesta on the obverse, this coin refers to the law of 113 which set up the special commission, presided over by L. Cassius Longinus Ravilla,for the trial of three delinquent Vestal Virgins.

709. M. Junius Brutus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (4.05 gm). Bust of Liberty right, LIBERTAS behind / The consul L. Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors preceded by an accensus; BRVTVS in exergue. Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906; BMCRR 3861; Junia 31. Near EF. ($300) 705.

L. Scribonius Libo. 62 BC. AR D e n a r i u s (3.81 gm). BON.

EVENT before, LIBO behind, diademed head of Bonus Eventus right / PVTEAL above, SCRIBON in exergue, garlanded well head decorated with two lyres and tongs. Crawford 4 1 6 / l b ; Sydenham 928; BMCRR 3382; Scribonia 8. EF. ($200)

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Rare Denarius of C. Antius C.f. Restio

710. M. Junius Brutus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (4.09 gm). BRVTVS behind, head of L. Junius Brutus right / AHALA behind, head of C. Servilius Ahala right. Crawford 433/2; Sydenham 907; BMCRR 3864; Junia 30. Toned, near EF. ($750)

C. Antius C.f. Restio. 4 7 BC. A R D e n a r i u s (4.09 g m ) .

714.

RESTIO, bare head of the tribune Antius Restio right / C. ANTTVS. C. F., Hercules standing facing holding club and trophy. Crawford 455/la; Sydenham 970; BMCRE 4029; Antia 1. Near EF. Rare. ($750)

The reverse type of this coin recalls the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus, the last king of Rome, by L. Junius Brutus, the moneyer's ancestor, who in 509 BC was elected the first consul of the newly formed Republic. M. Junius Brutus held strong republican views and was strongly opposed to Pompey's intentions of achieving sole ride. At the urging of Julius Caesar, he retired to private life after being accused of a conspiracy against Pompey. Later, he took up the cause of Pompey against Caesar and was an active participant in the assassination of Caesar. He met his own death on the battlefield of Philippi opposing the successors of Caesar, Antony and Octavian.

715. Lollius Palicanus. 45 BC. AR Denarius (3.99 gm). LIBERTATIS, head of Libertas right / PALIKANVS above, view of the Rostra in the Forum, surmounted by a sella. Crawford 473/1; Sydenham 960; BMCRR 4011; Lollia 2. EF, slightly soft strike around the edges. Scarce. ($300)

711.

C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus. 48 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

(3.95 gm). PANSA, mask of Pan right, pedum behind / C. VIBIVS. C. F. C. N. behind, IOVIS AXVR before, Jupiter Axurus seated left, holding patera in right hand, sceptre in left. Crawford 449/lb; Sydenham 948; BMCRR 3980; Vibia 19. Toned EF. ($300) 716. L. Valerius Acisculus. 45 BC. AR Denarius (3.62 gm). ACISCVLVS, radiate head of Apollo right; pick axe behind / Diana in galloping biga right; L. VALERTVS in exergue. Crawford 474/5; Sydenham 1002; BMCRR 4110; Valeria 20. Attractively toned, good VF. Scarce type. ($400) Ex Apostolo 2794.

712. Albinus Bruti f. 48 BC. AR Denarius (3.67 gm). PIETAS, head of Pietas right / ALBINVS BRVTI F, two clasped hands holding caduceus. Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; BMCRR 3964; Postumia 10. Toned EF. ($200)

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713. L. Plautius Plancus. 47 BC. AR Denarius (3.84 gm). L. PLAVTIVS, facing mask of Medusa, serpents at either side of face / PLANCVS, Aurora flying right and conducting the four horses of the sun. Crawford 453/la; Sydenham 959; BMCRR 4004; Plautia 15. Lightly toned EF, uneven strike. ($300)

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718. SEXTUS POMPEY. 40 BC. AR Denarius (3.69 gm). MAG. PIVS. IMP. ITER., bare head of Pompey the Great right between lituus and capis / Neptune left, foot on prow, between the brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, with their parents on their shoulders, [PRTEF] above, in exergue CLAS ET. ORTE / MARIT EX. S.C. Crawford 511/3a; Sear 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Toned, good VF, flan crack, light corrosion spots. ($1250)

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719. SEXTUS POMPEY. 40 BC. AR Denarius (3.81 gm). [M]AG. PIVS. IMP. ITER., bare head of Pompey the Great right between lituus and capis / Neptune left, foot on prow, between the brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, with their parents on their shoulders, PR®F above, in exergue [CL]AS ET. ORTE / [MARIT] EX. S.C. Crawford 511/3a; Sear 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Toned, good VF, off center. ($500) From the John Jordan

717. SEXTUS POMPEY. 42 BC. AV Aureus (8.01 gm). Mint in Sicily. Bare head of Sextus Pompey right, MAG. PIVS behind, IMP. ITER before; all within oak wreath / Bare heads of Pompey the Great right and Cnaeus Pompey Junior left, face to face, lituus to left, tripod to right; PRTEF above, CLAS. ET. ORTE/MARIT. EX. S.C below in two lines. Crawford 511/1; Sear 332; BMCRR (Sicily) 13; Sydenham 1346. Good VF, several scuffs on the reverse, particularly on the portraits. Very Rare. [See color plate 9]. ($20,000)

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720. JULIUS CAESAR. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius (4.03 gm). CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat. Crawford 443/1; Sear 9; Sydenham 1006; BMCRR (Gaul) 27; RSC 49. EF, light golden toning around devices. ($400)

Sextus Pompey, the younger son of Pompey the Great, inherited his father's vast influence and personal following. He first established himself in Spain in 44 BC as the successful leader of the anti-Caesarian forces and following the death of Caesar, the Senate, believing itself freed from the domination of the Caesarians, bestowed on Sextus the title of praefectus classis et orae maritimae (Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet and of the Sea Coasts). But, four months later the Senate was forced by Octavian and the second triumvirate to rescind this title and Sextus was proscribed. Upon receiving word of the Senate's abrogation of his commision and seeing the hostilities the Caesarians were exacting on the leading figures in Rome, Sextus set sail from Massilia in Gaul and headed for Sicily. Here he would established a powerful base from which he could blockade Italy and provide a safe haven for those fleeing the proscriptions. Alarmed at the developements, Octavian sent a naval squadron under the command of Salvidienus Rufus to handle the situation, but Salvidienus was defeated off the coast of Rhegium. Following this battle, Sextus took the title of imperator iterum. Sextus would continue the republican struggle against the second triumvirate until his death in 36 BC.

Very Rare Denarius of Julius Caesar

721. JULIUS CAESAR. 47 BC. AR Denarius (3.70 gm). C. CAESAR. IMP. COS. ITER, diademed head of Venus right / A. ALLIENVS. PRO. COS., Trinacrus standing left with foot on prow, holding triskeles in right hand. Crawford 457/1; Sear 54; Sydenham 1022; BMCRR (Sicily) 5; RSC 1. Toned VF, well centered. Very rare type. ($1250)

This remarkable dynastic aureus provides us with the most life-like portraits of Pompey's two sons and records many of the events of 43-42 BC. The oak wreath (corona civica) and the title IMP ITER on the obverse commemorate Sextus' defeat of Salvidienus, while the reverse legend records the title bestowed on him by the Senate in 43 BC. The lituus behind Pompey's head signifies Pompey's membership in the college of augurs, while the tripod behind Cnaeus' head represents his affiliation with the quindecimviri sacris faciundis.

Before embarking for north Africa from the Sicilian port of Lilybaeum, Caesar spent some time on the island organizing the invasion force with which he was going to confront Scipio and the other Pompeians. During this period (late 47 BC) a small issue of denarii was produced in Caesar's name by Aulus Allienus who had been appointed proconsular governor of Sicily the preceding year. The issue — one of the rarest in the Caesarian series — was unusual in that it bore the name of one of the dictator's lieutenants in addition to his own, a feature more characteristic of the Pompeian coinage.

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722. JULIUS CAESAR. 47-46 BC. AR Denarius (3.98 gm). Mint in Africa. Diademed head of Venus right / CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and palladium. Crawford 458/1; Sear 55; Sydenham 1013; BMCRR (East) 31; RSC 12. Toned EF. ($400)

727.

JULIUS CAESAR & M A R K ANTONY. 4 3 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

(3.91 gm). Minted in Gaul. M ANTO IMP. R. P. C., bare head of Antony right, lituus behind / CAESAR. DIC, laureate head of Caesar right, jug behind. Crawford 488/2; Sear 123; Sydenham 1166a; BMCRR (Gaul) 57; RSC 3a. Lightly toned, good VF, flat strike on Antony's head. Scarce. ($1000)

A High-Grade Aureus of Cestius & Norbanus 723. JULIUS CAESAR. 44 BC. AR Denarius (3.94 gm). L. Buca, moneyer. CAESAR [DICT] PERPETVO, laureate head of Caesar right / [L. BV]CA, Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre. Crawford 480/8; Sydenham 1061; Sear 105; RSC 23. Good VF, Caesar's head not fully struck. ($1250)

724.

JULIUS

C A E S A R . 44 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

(3.76 g m ) . P.

Sepullius Macer, moneyer. CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, laureate and veiled head of Caesar right / P. SEPVLLI[VS] MACER, Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre set on shield in left. Crawford 480/13; Sear 107d; Sydenham 1074; BMCRR 4173; RSC 39. Toned VF, flan flaw on reverse (or possibly overstruck). ($1250)

728.

729. 725.

JULIUS

C A E S A R . 44 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

(3.85 g m ) . P.

J U L I U S C A E S A R . 42 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

(3.96 g m ) . L.

L. CESTIUS & C. N O R B A N U S . 43 BC. AV A u r e u s (8.12

gm). Draped bust of Africa right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / L. CESTIVS above, EX. SC left, PR right, C. NORBA in exergue, curule chair with legs decorated with eagles; on top, two snakes facing each other. Crawford 491/lb; Sear 195a; Sydenham 1154; BMCRR 4191; Bahrfeldt 25. VF. ($3000)

Sepullius Macer, moneyer. CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, laureate and veiled head of Caesar right / P. SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre set on shield in left. Crawford 480/13; Sear 107d; Sydenham 1074; BMCRR 4173; RSC 39. EF, strike a little weak around left edge. ($2500)

726.

L. CESTIUS & C. N O R B A N U S . 43 BC. AV A u r e u s (8.04

gm). Draped bust of Africa right, wearing elephant's skin headdress / L. CESTIVS above, SC left, PR right, C. NORBA in exergue, curule chair with legs decorated with eagles; on top, Corinthian helmet. Crawford 491 / l a ; Sear 195; Sydenham 1153; BMCRR 4191; Bahrfeldt 24. EF. Rare. [See color plate 9]. ($7500)

730.

L. CESTIUS & C. N O R B A N U S . 43 BC. AV A u r e u s (8.00

gm). C. NORBANVS above, L. CESTIVS below, PR before, draped bust of Sibyl right / Cybele on throne in biga of lions standing left, holding patera in right hand, left arm resting on tympanum; SC above. Crawford 491/2; Sear 196; Sydenham 1155; BMCRR 4193; Bahrfeldt 26. VF, light surface marks. ($3000)

Mussidius Longus, moneyer. Laureate head of Caesar right / L. MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, rudder, cornucopiae on globe, winged caduceus and fiamen's cap. Crawford 494/39; Sear 116; Sydenham 1096c; BMCRR 4241; RSC 29. Lightly toned, good VF. ($1500) Ex Mario Ratto Auction (19 January 1956), lot 5.

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731. Q. CAEPIO BRUTUS. 42 BC. AR Denarius (3.73 gm). Military mint moving with Brutus and Cassius in the East. L. SESTI. PRO Q, veiled and draped bust of Libertas right / Q. CAEPIO BRVTVS PR. COS, tripod between axe and simpulum. Crawford 502/2; Sear 201; Sydenham 1290; BMCRR 41; RSC 11. Toned, good VF, hairline flan crack. ($750) 734.

A Rare Denarius of Brutus

735.

732.

M. JUNIUS B R U T U S & P. SERVILIUS CASCA LONGUS.

A N T O N Y . 44 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

MARK ANTONY. 42 BC. AR Denarius (3.86 gm). Mint mov-

Ex Mazzini

P. Servilius Casca Longus was one of the leading conspirators against Caesar and was actually the first to plunge his dagger into the dictator on the Ides of March, 44 BC. He later joined Brutus in the East and was entrusted with the command of a fleet. He fought bravely at Philippi, but when it became clear that all was lost he emulated his commander by committing suicide. This remarkable type, issued in the months preceding Philippi, graphically symbolizes the anticipated defeat of the forces of tyranny which, in the view of the 'liberators', were aiming at the destruction of Rome's republican constitution and its replacement by an autocratic form of government. It is ironic that while Casca's denarius depicts Victory breaking the diadem of royal power, his aureus shows Brutus' portrait surrounded by a similar symbol of regal or even divine status. The appearance of Neptune, god of the sea, is probably in celebration of Cassius' naval exploits against the Rhodians, though it could equally well be in recognition of Casca's own command.

MARK

(3.41 g m ) . P.

ing with Mark Antony in the East. IMP, bare head of Antony right, lituus behind / M. ANTONIVS. III. VIR. R. P. C, radiate head of Sol right. Crawford 496/3; Sear 129; Sydenham 1169; BMCRR (East) 89; RSC 70a; Mazzini pl. IX, 70 (this coin). Toned, nice VF. Scarce type. ($1500)

42 BC. AR Denarius (3.82 gm). Miltary mint travelling with Brutus and Cassius in Western Asia Minor. CASCA LONGVS, laureate head of Neptune right, trident below / BRVTVS IMP, Victory walking right on broken sceptre and holding broken diadem. Crawford 507/2; Sear 212; Sydenham 1298; BMCRR 63; RSC 3. Toned EF. ($1500)

733.

M A R K A N T O N Y . 44 BC. A R D e n a r i u s

Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Veiled head of Antony right; capis behind, lituus before / P. SEPVLLIVS above, MACER below, horseman riding right with two horses, whip in right hand; wreath and palm behind. Crawford 480/22; Sear 142; Sydenham 1077; BMCRR 4178; RSC 74. Toned EF, small banker's mark well hidden in veil. Rare type. ($2000)

736.

Collection.

MARK ANTONY. 41 BC. AV Aureus (8.01 gm). Mint mov-

ing with Mark Antony in the East. ANT AVG. IMP. [I]II. V. R. P. C, bare head of Antony right / PIETAS. COS below, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; at feet to left, stork. Crawford 516/1; Sear 240; Sydenham 1173; BMCRR (Gaul) 69; Bahrfeldt 82. Near VF, minor field abrasions, edge lightly smoothed. Rare, only fifteen known. ($5000) Sydenham concludes that this issue appears to be of 'military' style, and was possibly struck in Cisalpine Gaul. Crawford refutes Sydenham's theory and favors an eastern minting, probably at Antony's headquarters at Ephesus. The reverse of this aureus celebrates the consulship in 41 BC of Lucius Antony, Mark Antony's brother. Fortuna and the stork (a symbol of good luck) heralds an auspicious tenure of office.

(4.19 g m ) . P.

737.

Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Veiled head of Antony right; capis behind, lituus before / P. SEPVLLIVS above, MAC [ER] below, horseman riding right with two horses, whip in right hand; wreath and palm behind. Crawford 480/22; Sear 142; Sydenham 1077; BMCRR 4178; RSC 74. Toned, good VF. Rare type. ($1000)

MARK

ANTONY.

37

BC.

AR

Denarius

(3.86

gm).

ANTON[IVS. AVJGVR. COS. DES. ITER. ET. TERT, bare head of Antony right / IMP. TERTIO. Î&#x2122;Î . VIR. R. P. C, Armenian tiara; bow and arrow in saltire behind. Crawford 539/1; Sear 297; Sydenham 1205; BMCRR (East) 172; RSC 19. Toned, near VF, obverse banker's mark. Rare. ($1000) 131


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738. MARK ANTONY. 32 BC. AR Legionary Denarius (3.78 gm). ANT. AVG. ΙΠ. VIR. R. P. C, galley to the right / LEG X, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/24; Sear 361; Sydenham 1228; BCMRR 202; RSC 38. Toned, near EF. ($300)

The second Triumvirate, Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus, was formed in November of 43. Following a period of the proscriptions, which saw the death of many leading figures including Cicero, and the battle of Philippi in 42 ivhere the last of the Liberators, Brutus and Cassius fell, all hopes of returning to the Republican form of government were dashed. The Roman empire was divided among the Triumvirate, Antony in the East, Octavian in the West and Lepidus in Africa. M. Barbatius Pollio was a long time friend of Julius Caesar, and under the second Triumvirate, served as quaestor pro praetore to Antony in the East. 41 BC was a busy year for Antony, including his first meeting with Cleopatra in Tarsus, and it is not known exactly where this issue was produced, though Ephesus is sometimes suggested. Only three years after the first contemporary portrait coins had appeared in Rome, the type had become fully developed, with a large central portrait and encircling inscription, upon which all later imperial iconography was based.

742. MARK ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. 34 BC. AR Denarius (3.79 gm). Alexandria mint. CLEOP[ATRA. REGINAE. REGJVM. FILIORVM. REGVM., draped and diademed bust of Cleopatra right; prow before / [ANTONI] ARMENIA. DEVICTA, bare head of Antony right; Armenian tiara behind. Crawford 543/1; Sear 345; Sydenham 1210; BMCRR (East) 179; RSC 1. Toned VF. Scarce. ($1500)

739. MARK ANTONY. 32 BC. AR Legionary Denarius (3.56 gm). ANT. AVG. ΙΠ. VIR. R. P. C, galley to the right / LEG XXI, aquila and two legionary standards. Crawford 544/37; Sear 381; Sydenham 1244; BCMRR 216; RSC 58. EF. ($500)

Ex Spink Auction 39 (6 December 1984), lot 3; Rev. E.A. Collection (Ratto, 7 February 1928), lot 418.

740. MARK ANTONY & OCTAVIAN. 41 BC. AR Denarius (3.76 gm). Mint moving with Mark Antony. M. Barba tius Pollio, moneyer. M. ANT IMP AVG III VIR. R Ρ C. M. BARBAT. Q. Ρ, bare head of Antony right / CAESAR. IMP. PONT. ΙΠ. VIR. R. P. C., bare head of Octavian right. Crawford 517/2; Sear 243; Sydenham 1181; BMCRR (East) 100; RSC 8. Toned, near EF, light encrustation above Antony's head. ($750)

Sydenham

743. OCTAVIAN. Circa 38 BC. JE Sestertius (20.00 gm). Italian mint. DIVI F, bare and slightly bearded head right, star in field / DIVOS IVLIVS within wreath. Crawford 535/2; Sear 309; BMCRR (Gaul) 108; RPC 621; Sydenham 1336; Cohen 95. EF, light smoothing before the neck and in the hair, beautiful dark mottled red and green patina. [See color plate 13]. ($3000)

744. OCTAVIAN. 31-30 BC. AV Aureus (7.85 gm). Bare head of Octavian left / Slow quadriga pulling triumphal wagon, the panels ornamented, surmounted by miniature quadriga; CAESAR DIVI F in exergue. RIC I 259; BMCRE 590; Sear 404; BN 80; Bahrfeldt 107; Cohen 77. VF, many small surface marks. ($4000)

741. MARK ANTONY & OCTAVIAN. 41 BC. AR Denarius (3.80 gm). Mint moving with Mark Antony. M. Barbatius Pollio, moneyer. [M. A]NT IMP AVG III VIR R Ρ C M BARBA [Τ Q P], bare head of Antony right / CAESAR. IMP. PONT. III. VIR. R. P. C., bare head of Octavian right. Crawford 517/2; Sear 243; Sydenham 1181; BMCRR (East) 100; RSC 8. Near EF. ($600)

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A Superb Denarius of Octavian

748. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AV Aureus (7.90 gm). Struck 8 BC. L u g d u n u m mint. AVGVSTVS DIVI路 F, laureate head of Augustus right / C 路 CAES, Caius Caesar galloping right and holding sword; aquila between two standards behind, AVGVS [F] in exergue. RIC 1198; BMCRE 498; BN 1460 (same dies); Bahrfeldt 233; Cohen 39. Good VF. ($5000) Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXX (8 December 1992), lot 206.

A Better Aureus of Augustus 745. OCTAVIAN. 29-27 BC. AR Denarius (3.98 gm). Bare head right / IMP CAESAR, trophy of armor with spear and shield mounted on prow of galley with anchor and rudder. RIC I 265a; Sear 423; BMCRE 4352; RSC 119. Beautifully toned, superb EF. ($3000) In his new work on the coinage of the Imperatorial period, David Sear assodates the portrait of Octavian on this coin with Apollo. He further claims that the evidence suggests that the column on the reverse can be identified with the Actian column decreed by the Senate in honor of Octavian's vietory over the forces of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC.

749. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AV Aureus (7.68 gm). Struck 2 BC-4 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. CAESAR AVGVSTVS路 DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVGVSTI. F. COS. DESIG. PRINC. IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shield and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above, C. L. CAESARES in exergue. RIC I 206; BMCRE 513; BN 1648; Cohen 42. Toned EF. [See color plate 9]. ($5000) This type was struck to celebrate Gaius and Lucius Caesars, the sons of Marcus Agrippa, as heirs to the imperial throne. Gaius became Princeps Iuventutis in 5 BC and Lucius in 2 BC. They died in 4 AD and 2 AD respectively, thus promoting Tiberius to heir apparent.

746. OCTAVIAN. 29-27 BC. AR Denarius (4.04 gm). Rome mint. Laureate head of Octavian right; "L" banker's mark / IMP-CAESAR across field, rostral column with six prows projecting from the sides and two anchors on column, surmounted by a nude statue of Octavian holding a sceptre and a parazonium. RIC I 271; Sear 423; BMCRE 633; BN 69; RSC 124. Near EF, obverse banker's mark. ($750)

750. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.67 gm). Struck 27-26 BC. Pergamum mint. IMP. CAE-SAR, bare head right / AVGVSTVS, capricorn right with head left, holding cornucopiae; laurel wreath around. RIC I 480; BN 916; BMCRE 696; Sutherland Group VI, 208a ( 0 8 / R 1 2 - this coin); RPC 2211; RSC 16. Toned, good VF. ($1250)

747. OCTAVIAN. 30-29 BC. AR Denarius (3.50 gm). Head of Mars with slight beard right, wearing helmet with spiral on bowl; IMP below / Shield with central star, CAESAR on rim; crossed spear and sword behind. RIC I 274; BMCRE 644; Sear 428; BN 89; RSC 44. Toned VF, small scrape on Mars' head. ($500)

Ex Dr. H. Mayr-Harting 61.

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Collection (Glendining's, 15 November 1949), lot


TRITON II 753. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.72 gm). Struck circa 13-14 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVG TR POT XV, Tiberius holding laurel branch and sceptre, in slow quadriga right, two horses looking back; Ή CAESAR in exergue. RIC I 3; BMCRE 509; BN 1690; RSC 301. EF, rim nick. Rare. ($750)

754. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.16 gm). Struck 25-23 BC. Emerita mint. P. Carisius, legate. IMP CAESAR AVGVST, bare head left / Ρ CARISIVS LEG PRO PR, trophy of Celtiberian arms on heap of shields. RIC I 4b; BMCRE 284; BN 1061; RSC 402. Toned VF, lightly crystallized. Rare. ($500)

751. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.82 gm). Struck circa 25-24 BC. Ephesus mint. IMP. CAESAR, bare head right / AVGVSTVS, six grain ears bound together. RIC I 481; CA 311 (086/R36); CNR IV 319/19 (this coin); BMCRE 697; BN 918; RSC 32b. Well toned EF. ($1500) Ex Professor Angelo Signorelli Collection (P&P Santamaria, 4 June 1952) lot 925, realized 8000 Lire.

755. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.87 gm). Struck 19-18 BC. Colonia Patricia mint. CAESAR! AVGVSTO, laureate head right / MAR-VLT, d o m e d hexastyle temple; aquila and two standards within. RIC1105a; BMCRE 373; BN 1202ff; RSC 190. Toned EF. ($1000)

Augustus Cistophorus With The Sphinx Reverse

756. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.64 gm). Struck 17-16 BC. Colonia Patricia mint. S. P. Q. R. CA[ESAR1] AVGVSTO, bare head of Augustus right / [VOT. P.] SVSC. PRO. SAL. ET RED. I. O. M. SACR., Mars standing facing, head right, holding vexillum in right hand and parazonium over left shoulder. RIC I 150a; BMCRE 441; BN 1236; RSC 321. Toned, good VF, a few scrapes in reverse fields. ($500)

752. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.28 gm). Struck soon after 27 BC. Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. I M P · CAESAR, bare head right / AVGVSTVS, sphinx standing right. RIC 1527; CA type Π ( 0 4 / R 2 - unlisted die combination); CNR IV 308/1 (this coin); BMCRE 702; BN 927; RSC 31. Lightly toned, good VF. Extremely Rare. ($4000) Ex Numismatic Fine Arts "Julius Caesar and His Legacy" Auction (13 May 1991), lot 26; Walter Niggeler Collection (Bank Leu & Münzen und Medaillen AG, 21-22 October 1966), lot 1030.

757. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (4.10 gm). Struck circa 19 BC. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. TVRPILIANVS ΠΙ VIR, FE-RON below, diademed and draped bust of Feronia right / CAESAR AVGVSTVS. SIGN. RECE., kneeling Parthian presenting Vexillum marked X. RIC I 288; BMCRE 14; BN 127; RSC 484. Attractively toned, near EF. ($500)

This coin is one of the earliest to show Octavian's new title and the new name by which he would become knoiun. After his death, all future emperors would take this title as a sovereign right. The cistophorus was a coin made to circulate in the Roman province of Asia. Its large size, as well as the name, zvas inherited from a Greek coin which circulated earlier in the region. Its weight, however, was equivalent to three denarii. The sphinx on the reverse was well known as the device on Augustus' signet ring.

758. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.81 gm). Struck circa 19 BC. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. TVRPILIANVS III VIR, head of Liber right, crowned with ivy / CAESAR DIVI F ARME· CAPT, Armenian wearing tiara kneeling right, h a n d s outstretched before him. RIC I 290; BMCRE 18; BN 141; RSC 488. VF, gray-blue toning, small obverse scrape. ($750)

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759. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.76 gm). Struck circa 19 BC. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right / TVRPILIANVS III VIR, Tarpeia standing facing, raising both hands, half-buried by shields. RIC I 299; BMCRE 29; BN 157; RSC 494. Richly toned, good VF. ($750)

762. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Brockage Denarius (3.87 gm). Struck circa 12 BC(?). Cossus Cornelius Lentulus, L. Lentulus or L. Caninius Gallus, moneyer(?). AVGVSTVS, bare head right / Bare head incuse left. Cf. BN 551-567. VF/EF, silver-gray toning with blue highlights, the reverse very attractive. ($500)

In a subplot of the myth of the rape of the Sabine women, Tarpeia was a Vestal Virgin that betrayed the city of Rome to the Sabines when they were attempting to rescue their wives and daughters. The price for her betrayal was to be what the Sabine soldiers wore on their arms, namely their gold bracelets. The Sabines were offended by Tarpeia's greed and treason and took her price literally, crushing her under the weight of their shields.

760. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.65 gm). Struck 17 BC. M. Sanquinius, moneyer. AVGVSTVS DIVI· F, bare head right / M SANQVINIVS HI VIR, laureate head of Divus Julius right, comet above. RIC I 338; BMCRE 71; BN 279; RSC 1. Toned, good VF, banker's mark on Augustus' nose, grafitti in obverse field. ($1000)

763. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.70 gm). Struck 12 BC. L. Caninius Gallus, moneyer. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / L CANINIVS GALLVS III [VIR], kneeling German offering vexillum. RIC 1416; BMCRE 127; BN 561; RSC 383. Lightly toned EF, wonderfui reverse detail! ($1500)

One Of The Rarest Augustan Denarii

764. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (11.32 gm). Struck 11-12 AD. IMP. CAESAR. DIVI. F. AVGVSTVS. IMP. XX, bare head left / PONTIF. MAXIM. TRIBVN. POT. ΧΧΧΠΠ. around large S. C. RIC I 471; BMCRE 275; BN 883; Cohen 226. EF, smooth, glossy dark green to almost black patina. Very nice with full legends. ($1000)

761. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.50 gm). Struck 16 BC. L. Mescinius Rufus, moneyer. [SC OB RP CVM SALVT IMP CAESJAR AVGVS CONS, three-quarters facing bust of Augustus on round shield within laurel wreath / L MESCINI[VS RVFVS] III VIR, statue of Mars holding spear and parazonium, standing on cippus inscribed SP[QR] VP S[PR] S ET RED AVG in three lines. RIC I 356; BMCRE 90, pi. 3, 13 (same dies); BN 341; RSC 465b. Good Fine, porous. Extremely Rare. ($7500) Ex Harlan ]. Berk Ltd. Buy or Bid Sale 92 (11 September 1996), lot 252. The obverse legend records that the imago clipeata was approved by the Senate because Augustus' recovery from an illness meant the salvation of the Republic. The statue of Mars was erected by the Senate and the people of Rome to insure the safe return of the emperor from a journey to Gaul. Less than ten examples of this important coin have been recorded, many of them have some damage, which makes this example, with only honest wear and some light porosity, all the more desirable.

765. AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (11.09 gm). Struck 11-12 AD. IMP. CAESAR. DIVI. F. AVGVSTVS. IMP. XX, bare head left / PONTIF. MAXIM. TRIBVN. POT. XXXIIII. around large S. C. RIC I 471; BMCRE 275; BN 883; Cohen 226. Good VF, dusty green patina under light earthen encrustation. ($500)

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TRITON II 768. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (11.41 gm). Struck under Tiberius, circa 31-37 AD. DIWS. AVGVSTVS. PATER., radiate head of Divus Augustus left / PROVIDENT in exergue, large S C across field, altar. RIC 181 (Tiberius); BMCRE 146 (Tiberius); BN 132; Cohen 228. Near EF, green patina. ($500)

An Exceptional Divus Augustus Dupondius

769. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (10.93 gm). Struck under Tiberius, circa 31-37 AD. D I W S . AVGVSTVS. PATER., radiate head of Divus Augustus left / PROVIDENT in exergue, large S C across field, altar. RIC 181 (Tiberius); BMCRE 146 (Tiberius); BN 132; Cohen 228. Near EF, brown patina. ($500)

766. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE Dupondius (17.22 gm). Struck under Claudius, circa 41-42 AD. D I W S . AVGVSTVS, SC across field, radiate head of Divus Augustus left / DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia, as Pax, seated left, holding grain ears in right hand, long torch in left. RIC 1101 (Claudius); BMCRE 224 (Claudius); BN 256ff (Claudius); Cohen 93. EF, choice original Tiber patina, minor obverse surface corrosion. Very Nice. [See color plate 13], ($2000)

770.

DIVUS A U G U S T U S . 28 BC-14 A D . JE A s (11.80

gm).

Restitution issue struck under Tiberius, circa 34-37 AD. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left / S-C across field, eagle standing facing, head right, on globe. RIC I 82 (Tiberius); BMCRE 155 (Tiberius); BN 136 (Tiberius); Cohen 247. Good VF, dark green patina. ($500)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 9 (16 April 1996), lot 794; Bank Leu AG Auktion 25 (23 April 1980), lot 235.

767. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. 7E As (11.39 gm). Struck under Tiberius, circa 31-37 AD. DIWS. AVGVSTVS. PATER., radiate head of Divus Augustus left / PROVIDENT in exergue, large S C across field, altar. RIC 181 (Tiberius); BMCRE 146 (Tiberius); BN 132; Cohen 228. Good VF, dark green patina, minor smoothing in fields. ($500) 771. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (11.08 gm). Struck under Tiberius, circa 31-37 AD. DIWS. AVGVSTVS. PATER., radiate head of Divus Augustus left / Large S C across field, winged thunderbolt. RIC I 83 (Tiberius); BMCRE 157 (Tiberius); BN 141; Cohen 249. EF, glossy black surfaces. ($1000)

LOT 1022 136


TRITON II

775. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AV Aureus (7.76 gm). Struck 15-16 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. Ή CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / TR POT XVII, Tiberius holding laurel branch and sceptre, in slow quadriga right; IMP VII in exergue. RIC 13; BMCRE 2; BN 4. VF, two tiny scrapes before head, rim nick. ($3000) 772.

DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. JE As (10.55 gm).

Restoration issue struck under Titus, struck 80-81 AD. DIVVS. AVGVSTVS. PATER, radiate head of Divus Augustus left / IMP. T. VESP. AVG. REST, around, PROVIDENT in exergue, S C across field, altar. RIC II 191 (Titus); BMCRE 268 (Titus); Cohen 559. Good VF, green patina with light earthen encrustation. ($750)

776. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AV Aureus (7.85 gm). Lugdunum mint. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical sceptre; ornate legs to chair. RIC I 29; BMCRE 46; BN 26; Cohen 15. EF. ($4000)

777. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AV Aureus (7.71 gm). Lugdunum mint. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical sceptre; ornate legs to chair. RIC I 29; BMCRE 46; BN 26; Cohen 15. Good VF, a few light pin pricks and scratches. ($1500)

773. AGRIPPA. Died 12 BC. JE As (11.22 gm). Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M. AGRIPPA. L. F. COS. ΙΠ, head left, wearing rostral crown / S C across field, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left. RIC 58 (Gaius); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); BN 77; Cohen 3. EF, attractive green and brown patina. [See color plate 13]. ($1500)

778. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AV Aureus (7.76 gm). Lugdunum mint. Ή CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical sceptre; ornate legs to chair. RIC I 29; BMCRE 46; BN 26; Cohen 15. Good VF, tiny scratch in reverse field. ($1500)

774. AGRIPPA. Died 12 BC. JE As (9.57 gm). Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M. AGRIPPA. L. F. COS. ΙΠ, head left, wearing rostral crown / S C across field, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin in right hand, trident in left. RIC 58 (Gaius); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); BN 77; Cohen 3. Good VF, mahogany patina. [See color plate 13]. ($1000) Ex CNG Auction 40 (4 December 1996), lot 1338.

779. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AR Denarius "Tribute Penny" (3.72 gm). L u g d u n u m mint. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and inverted spear; ornate legs to chair. RIC I 28; BMCRE 45; BN 21; RSC 16b. Toned, superb EF. Very nice. ($1000)

Marcus Agrippa was Augustus' chosen heir, and in 17 BC Augustus adopted Agrippa to insure a smooth succession. Agrippas prominence in political affairs was emphasized in 13 BC, when two of the three moneyers included Agrippa on their coin types. Succession was not to be though, as Agrippa died the following year.

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780. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. AR Denarius "Tribute Penny" (3.72 gm). L u g d u n u m mint. Ή CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and long vertical sceptre; ornate legs to chair. RIC I 30; BMCRE 48; BN 33; RSC 16a. Toned, choice EF. Very nice. ($1000) 783.

NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS, father of Claudius. Died 9

784.

NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS, father of Claudius. Died 9

BC. JE Sestertius (30.21 gm). Issued by Claudius, 41-42 AD. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head of Nero Drusus left / Ή CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Ρ M TR Ρ IMP, S. C in exergue, Claudius seated left on curule chair, holding branch in right hand; weapons and armour around. RIC I 93 (Claudius); BMCRE 157 (Claudius); BN 125ff (Claudius); Cohen 8. Good VF, glossy dark brown patina, light roughness, smoothed. ($1000)

781. TIBERIUS. 14-37 AD. JE As (12.88 gm). Struck 15-16 AD. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, laureate head left / CLEMENTIAE, S-C across field, small bust of Tiberius within laurel wreath; all in the center of a large shield with palmettes and raised petals. RIC I 38; BMCRE 85; BN 125-127; Cohen 4. Good VF, brown patina, choice portrait of Tiberius. Very Rare. ($2500) This reverse type publicized the Senate's awarding of a shield to Tiberius for his clemency.

A Magnificent Aureus of Nero Claudius Drusus

BC. JE Sestertius (30.26 gm). Issued u n d e r Claudius, 42-43 AD. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head of Nero Drusus left / Ή CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, S C in exergue, Claudius seated left on curule chair, holding branch in right hand; weapons and armour around. RIC 1109 (Claudius); BMCRE 208 (Claudius); BN 198ff (Claudius); Cohen 8. Good VF, attractive glossy red-brown patina, obverse smoothing. ($2500) Ex Sternberg/Freeman

782.

NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS, father of Claudius. Struck

785.

under Claudius, circa 41-42 AD. AV Aureus (7.83 gm). Lugdunum mint. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, laureate Y\ead of Drusus left / DE GE-R-MA-NIS, vexillum between two crossed shields, spears and trumpets. RIC I 73 (Claudius); BMCRE 104 (Claudius); BN 7 (Claudius); Cohen 5. EF, light toning. Rare. Very attractive. [See color plate 9]. ($9000)

& Sear Auction XXVII (30 October 1995), lot 18.

ANTONIA, mother of Claudius. D i e d 37 AD. JE D u p o n d i u s

(13.55 gm). Struck circa 41-50 AD. ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Antonia right / TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Ρ M TR Ρ IMP, S-C across field, Claudius, togate, standing left, holding simpulum. RIC 192 (Claudius); BMCRE 166 (Claudius); BN 143; Cohen 6. Near EF, dark green patina, a few small spots of encrustation. ($1500) Antonia was the daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia, and was the wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, to whom in 10 BC she bore the future emperor Claudius. It is believed she was poisoned by orders of her grandson, Caligula, soon after he became emperor. Aurei, denarii and dupondii were struck in Antonia's name, and today the aurei and denarii are extremely rare. All of her coinage was struck under Claudius.

Nero Claudius Drusus, more commonly known as Drusus Senior, was the brother of Tiberius and the father of Claudius. When he was twenty-three, Augustus sent him into Rhaetia to quell a revolt of the Germanic tribes. The enemy was severely defeated and Roman dominion extended to the banks of the Elbe. In appreciation of his success, Drusus was given the surname of Germanicus, and the title was transmitted to his children. Apparently though, Drusus had loftier ambitions of wishing to restore the Republic. It is said he was betrayed to Augustus by Tiberius, and he died before he recrossed the Rhine in 9 AD.

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TRITON II An Exceptional Agrippina Senior Sestertius

789.

GAIUS

CALIGULA

&

AGRIPPINA.

37-41 A D .

AR

Denarius (3.78 gm). Struck 40 AD. C. CAESAR. AVG. PON. M. TR. POT. m . COS. Ill, laureate head right / AGRIPPINA. MAT. C. CAES. AVG. GERM., draped bust of Agrippina right. RIC I 22; BMCRE 23; BN 42; Trillmich, Familienpropaganda der Kaiser Caligula und Claudius: Agrippina Maior und Antonia Augusta auf Münzen, AMuGS Vm, pl. 1, 45; RSC 6. Good VF. ($2000)

786.

AGRIPPINA Senior, mother of Caligula. D i e d 33 AD. JE

Sestertius (25.82 gm). Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. AGRIPPINA. M. F. MAT. C. CAESARIS. AVGVSTI, draped bust of Agrippina right / S Ρ Q R above, MEMORIAE/AGRIPPINAE in two lines, carpenturn drawn left by two mules, the cover supported by standing figures, and with ornamented side. RIC I 55 (Caligula); BMCRE 85 (Caligula); BN 128; Cohen 1 (Agrippina Senior). EF, attractive brown ($7500) patina with golden highlights. [See color plate 13]. Ex Numismatik

Lanz Auktion 60 (11 June 1992), lot 344.

790. GAIUS CALIGULA. 37-41 AD. ^E Sestertius (27.71 gm). Struck 37-38 AD. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Ρ M TR POT, PIETAS in exergue, Pietas, veiled, seated left and holding patera, left elbow resting on small facing statue / DIVO-AVG, S-C across field, Gaius sacrificing before hexastyle temple; one attendant leading bull to altar, the other holding a patera. RIC I 36; BMCRE 41; BN 51; Cohen 9. EF, glossy dark brown surfaces with lighter high points, surfaces slightly rough. ($1500)

787. AGRIPPINA Senior, wife of Germanicus. Died 33 AD. JE Sestertius (25.96 gm). Struck under Claudius, circa 50-54 AD. AGRIPPINA. M. F. GERMANICI CAESARIS, draped bust right / TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR. AVG. GERM. P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P. around large S C. RIC I 102 (Claudius); BMCRE 219 (Claudius); BN 236; Trillmich, Familienpropaganda der Kaiser Caligula und Claudius: Agrippina Maior und Antonia Augusta auf Münzen, AMuGS Vili, pl. 4, 10 (same obverse die); Cohen 3. EF, brown patina, very minor surface roughness. ($4000)

788.

791. GAIUS CALIGULA. 37-41 AD. JE Sestertius (27.88 gm). Struck 40-41 AD. C. CAESAR. DIVI. AVG. PRON. AVG. P. M. TR. P. im. P. P, laureate head left / ADLOCVT above, COH in exergue, Caligula standing left on platform, curule chair behind, extending right hand to five soldiers, last four holding aquila. RIC 148; BMCRE 67-68; BN 115; Cohen 3. Good VF, dark brown patina with lighter highlights, fields lightly smoothed. ($1000)

GAIUS CALIGULA & DIVUS AUGUSTUS. 37-41 A D . AV

Aureus (7.69 gm). Struck 37 AD. Lugdunum mint. C. CAESAR. AVG. GERM. P. M. TR. POT. COS, bare head of Caligula right / Radiate head of Augustus right between two stars. RIC 11; BMCRE 1; BN 1; Cohen 10. VF, light scratch on obverse under chin and on reverse above star on the right. [See color plate 9]. ($4000) 792. GAIUS CALIGULA. 37-41 AD. JE As (10.72 gm). Struck 3738 AD. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left / VESTA above, S-C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre. RIC I 38; BMCRE 46; BN 54; Cohen 27. Near EF, glossy dark brown surfaces, light smoothing. ($1000)

At the age of 25, Gaius, the youngest son of Germanicus and Agrippina Senior, became emperor. Not having the experience or military prestige to ensure his elevation, Gaius had to rely on the principle of dynastic loyalty to win the support of the military and people of Rome. Accordingly, many of his coins concentrate on the dynastic theme, and the first type of the new reign that was struck draws attention to his relationship to the founder of the empire, his great-grandfather Augustus.

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TRITON II A Rare Denarius of Claudius & Agrippina Junior

A Choice Aureus of Claudius

793. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. AV Aureus (7.68 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. Lugdunum mint. Ή CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM TRP, head right wearing wreath of oak / Constantia seated left on curule chair, feet on stool; right hand raised. RIC 113; BMCRE 11; BN 27; Cohen 5. Choice EF. [See color plate 9], ($7500)

796.

CLAUDIUS & AGRIPPINA Junior. 41-54 A D . A R D e n a r i u s

(3.59 gm). Struck 50 AD. Ή CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM Ρ M TRIB POT Ρ Ρ, laureate head of Claudius right / AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE, laureate and draped bust of Agrippina right. RIC I 81; BMCRE 75; BN 82; RSC 4. Near EF. Rare. ($3000)

Claudius was the first emperor to employ Constantia as a main coin type. The legend CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTAE, 'to the Constancy of Augustus,' was of personal significance to Claudius and may have referred to his late mother, Antonia, as a symbol of this virtue.

797.

CLAUDIUS & AGRIPPINA Junior. 41-54 A D . A R D e n a r i u s

(3.54 gm). Struck 50 AD. [Ή] CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM Ρ M TRIB [POT Ρ Ρ], laureate head of Claudius right / AGRIPPINAE AVGVSTAE, laureate and draped bust of Agrippina right. RIC I 81; BMCRE 75; BN 82; RSC 4. Attractively toned VF, edge nick, a few field scratches. Rare. ($1750) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, 432.

794. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.36 gm). Pergamum mint. Ή CLAVD CAESAR AVG, bare head of Claudius left / Claudius standing facing, holding globe and sceptre, being crowned by female holding wreath and cornucopiae, both within distyle temple; ROM ET AVG inscribed on entablature, COM ASI across field. RIC 1120 (Ephesus); BMCRE 228; BN 304; RPC 2221; RSC 3. Toned, nice VF. ($750)

Part 5 (Sotheby's,

1 February

1984), lot

798. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. JE Sestertius (25.30 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. Ή. CLAVDIVS. CAESAR. AVG. [P. M. T]R. P. IMP, laureate head of Claudius right / EX. S.C OB CIVES SERVATOS, legend in four lines in oak wreath. RIC I 96; BMCRE 115; BN 152; Cohen 39. Good VF, glossy brown patina, obverse a little off center. ($1000)

795. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. AR Denarius (3.76 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM Ρ M TR Ρ, laureate head right / EX. S. C/OB CIVES/SERVATOS, legend in three lines within oakwreath. RIC I 16; BMCRE 18; BN 33; RSC 35. Lightly toned EF, finely styled dies. ($4000)

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799. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. JE Sestertius (22.39 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. TI. CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG Ρ M TR Ρ IMP, laureate head of Claudius right / NERO CLAVDIVS [DRVSVS GERMAN IMP], S-C across field, triumphal arch surmounted by an equestrian statue between two trophies. RIC 198; BMCRE 121-122; BN 162; Cohen 48. Good VF, glossy reddish-brown patina, reverse a little off center. ($1500) Claudius honored his father, Nero Claudius Drusus, on this coin. His father received the title Germanicus for his military victories in Germany and a triumphal arch was erected for him on the Appian way.

802. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. JE As (9.97 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. TI CLAVDIVS. CAESAR. AVG. P. M. TR. P. IMP, bare head left / S C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm. RIC 1100; BMCRE 149; BN 179; Cohen—. EF, dark brown and red patina, reverse a little rough. ($1000)

Extremely Rare Nero, as Caesar Dupondius

800. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. JE Sestertius (28.56 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. Ή CLAVDIVS. CAESAR AVG P. M. TR. P. IMP, laureate head right / SPES AVGVSTA, S C in exergue, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left. RIC I 99; BMCRE 124; BN 165; Von Kaenel pi. 22, 1383; Cohen 85. Near EF, glossy dark brown patina, reverse strike a little soft. ($3000) 803. NERO, as Caesar. Circa 50-54 AD. JE Dupondius (16.92 gm). NERO CLAVD CAES DRVS GERM PRINC I W E N T , bare head and draped bust of a young Nero left / SACERD COOP[T IN OMN CONL S]VPRA N V M EX SC, simpulum and lituus above tripod and patera respectively. RIC 1107 (Claudius - same dies); BMCRE pg. 397, 242bis; BN—; Cohen—. Nice VF, b r o w n patina, fields smoothed. Extremely rare, only a few traceable examples! ($2000)

801. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. JE Sestertius (27.41 gm). Struck 41-42 AD. TI. CLAVDIVS. CAESAR. AVG. P. M. TR. P. IMP, laureate head of Claudius right / SPES AVGVSTA, S C in exergue, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left. RIC I 99; BMCRE 124; BN 165; Cohen 85. Nice VF, fields smoothed, light surface roughness. ($1000)

804. NERO. 54-68 AD. AV Aureus (7.34 gm). Struck 64-65 AD. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RIC I 52; BMCRE 67; BN 213; Cohen 118; WCN 25. Nice VF. ($3000) Ex Boscoreale

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810. NERO. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.49 gm). Struck 65-66 AD. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / VESTA, hexastyle temple of Vesta with domed roof; statue of Vesta within. RIC I 62; BMCRE 104; BN 229; WCN 29; RSC 335. Toned, good VF. ($1000)

805. NERO & AGRIPPINA II. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.65 gm). Struck 54 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. AGRIPP AVG DIVI CLAVD Ν [ERONIS CAES MA]TER, confronted heads of Nero and Agrippina, Nero is bare-headed facing right, Agrippina is draped facing left / NERONI CLAVD DIVI F CAES AVG GERM IMP TR Ρ around, EX SC within oak wreath. RIC I 2; BMCRE 3; BN 8; WCN 36; RSC 7. Toned, good VF. Rare. ($1500)

811. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (32.15 gm). Struck 64 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate bust of Nero right wearing aegis / A N N O N A AVGVSTI CERES, SC in exergue, Ceres seated left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left, facing Annona w h o stands right holding cornucopiae; between them is a modius set on an altar and a ship's stern. RIC I 137; BMCRE 127; BN—; WCN 119; Cohen—. Good VF, dark olivegreen patina, minor smoothing, reverse slightly double struck. A very nice example. ($2000)

806. NERO & AGRIPPINA II. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.53 gm). Struck 55 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. NERO CLAVD [DIVI F CAES AVG G]ERM IMP TR Ρ COS, conjoined busts of Nero and Agrippina right, Nero is bare-headed with drapery on left shoulder, Agrippina is draped / AGRIPP AVG DIVI CLAVD NERONIS CAES MATER, EX S C in field, Divus Claudius and Divus Augustus in quadriga of eiephants left. RIC I 7; BMCRE 8; BN 13; WCN 37; RSC 4. Toned VF. Rare. ($1000)

The reverse type depicting Annona and Ceres, the goddesses of annual produce and agriculture, is a general allusion to Rome's grain supply. Since Rome was unable to feed itself from its immediate neighborhood and had to depend on grain mainly from North Africa and Sicily, the shipment of grain was a matter of the greatest importance. The issuance of this coin was propaganda intended to boost public confidence in the grain supply, as zvas the coin zvith the Port of Ostia reverse.

807. NERO. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.17 gm). Struck 64-65 AD. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RIC I 53; BMCRE 74; BN 220; WCN 57; RSC 119. Toned EF, a few light scratches on Nero's neck and in reverse fields. ($1000)

An Exceptional Sestertius of Nero

808. NERO. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.52 gm). Struck 64-65 AD. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RIC I 53; BMCRE 74; BN 220; WCN 57; RSC 119. Near EF. Choice. ($1000) 812. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (27.67 gm). Struck 64 AD. Rome mint. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / S-C across field, triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers (torch bearers?), a nude, helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with friezes of battle scenes. RIC I 147 var. (aegis); BMCRE 185-187 var. (aegis); BN 293 var. (aegis); WCN 111; Cohen 307. EF, dark green and brown patina, surfaces lightly smoothed. Nice. ($7500)

809. NERO. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (3.24 gm). Struck 64-65 AD. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and parazonium; ROMA in exergue. RIC 155; BMCRE 81; BN 222; WCN 59; RSC 258. Toned, near EF. ($1000)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 10 (9 April 1997), lot 586; Bank Leu AG Auktion 25 (23 April 1980), lot 255.

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815. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (25.90 gm). Struck 65 AD. Rome mint. NERO. CLAVD. CAESAR. AVG. GER. P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. Ρ, head of Nero right, wearing wreath composed of oak and laurel leaves / PACE Ρ R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT, S-C across field, Temple of Janus with latticed windows and garland hung across doors; doors to the right. RIC I 264 var. (aegis and laurei wreath); BMCRE 158 var. (laurel only); BN 371 var. (laurel only); WCN 148 var. (laurel only); Cohen 146. Good VF, choice dark green patina. Unpublished and the only example w e could find with the laurel and oak wreath! ($2000)

813. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (27.79 gm). Struck 64 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head left / CONG I DAT POP, Nero, wearing toga, seated right on curule chair on high platform, official on lower platform handing congiarum to citizen on steps before him; Minerva holding spear and owl and standing facing behind, Liberalitas holding tessera standing facing behind to right, child standing below and behind citizen. RIC I 152 var. (no S C in exergue); BMCRE—; BN—; W C N 130 var. (no S C in exergue); Cohen—. VF, brown patina, some field work and tooling. Rare type with apparently unpublished reverse legend variant. ($1500)

816. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (28.05 gm). Struck circa 65 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / S-C across field, ROMA in exergue, Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory in right hand, parazonium in left; around and behind, various shields. RIC 1273; BMCRE 173; BN 369; W C N 145; Cohen 261. EF, mottled red and green patina, edge split. ($1500)

814. NERO. 54-68 AD. 7E Sestertius (27.16 gm). Struck 64 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate bust of Nero right / AVG-VSTI above, S-POR.OST-C below, aerial view of the port of Ostia, eight ships within the harbor, at the top is a pharos surmounted by a statue of Neptune, below is a reclining figure of Tiber, holding a rudder in his right hand and a dolphin in his left. Cf. RIC 1178 (aegis); cf. BMCRE 131 note; cf. BN 299 (aegis); WCN 120; Cohen 38. Nice VF, brown patina with a few smoothed spots of red and green encrustation, surfaces smoothed. Unpublished without the Aegis? [See color plate 13]. ($5000) Construction on the Port of Ostia was begun in 42 AD, by sinking one of Caligula's pleasure ships that was filled with cement. The building project was massive and was mentioned by many ancient authors. Construction ivas probably concluded during Nero's reign, though the exact date is not certain. Located at the mouth of the Tiber river, Ostia became the primary port of Rome, but by the fourth century, the mouth of the river began to silt up and Ostia became a breeding ground for malaria, eventually becoming a ghost town.

817. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (26.20 gm). Struck 67 AD. IMP NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM Ρ M TR Ρ ΧΠΙ Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / S to left, C to right of Roma seated left on cuirass, holding spear in right hand, resting left arm on shield; helmet below, ROMA in exergue. RIC I 356; BMCRE 114; BN 427; W C N 168; Cohen 285. VF, brown patina, light scratches behind Nero's head. ($1000)

Considered by many to be one of the most attractive coins struck by the Roman empire, the Port of Ostia sestertius has long been a favorite of collectors. As evidenced by the large number of reverse dies used for this issue, it was probably very large. The Ostia type was struck at Rome in 64 AD and at Lyon in 65-67 AD. Today the Ostia sestertii are not rare, but because of their popularity always command a premium, even for low grade exampies.

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818. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (22.41 gm). Lugdunum mint. Struck 65 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR· AVG· GER· Ρ M · TR Ρ · IMP· Ρ Ρ, laureate head right, globe at point of bust / S to left, C to right of Roma seated left on cuirass, left heel on helmet, holding Victory and parazonium, three shields around; ROMA in exergue. RIC 1398; WCN 409; BMCRE 324; BN 76; Cohen 261. VF, brown patina, surfaces lightly porous. ($1000)

821. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (26.12 gm). Lugdunum mint. Struck 65 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head left, globe at point of bust / S to left, C to right of Roma seated left on cuirass, left heel on helmet, holding Victory and parazonium, three shields around; ROMA in exergue. RIC I 443; BMCRE—; BN 83; WCN 428; Cohen 262. Good VF, brown patina.

819. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (25.12 gm). Struck 65 AD. Lugdunum mint. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head right, globe at point of bust / S-C across field, triumphal arch surmounted by statue of emperor in quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory; flanked by two soldiers (torch bearers?), a nude, helmeted statue of Mars in side niche of arch, otherwise decorated with friezes of battle scenes. RIC I 432; BMCRE 329; BN 77; WCN 422; Cohen 307. Near EF, brown patina with golden high points, surfaces slightly grainy, small flan flaw on cheek. ($1500)

822. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (23.89 gm). Struck 66 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT Ρ Ρ, laureate bust right, globe at point of bust / S-C across field, ROMA in exergue, Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory in right hand, parazonium in left; around and behind, various shields. RIC I 516; BMCRE 327; cf. BN 138 (bust left); WCN 442; Cohen 267. Nice VF, dark green patina under light earthen encrustation. [See color plate 13]. ($1500)

Ex Swiss Credit Bern Auction 4 (New York, 3 December

($2000)

1985), lot 462.

U n p u b l i s h e d Variety of the ‫׳‬Macellum‫ ׳‬Dupondius

A n Attractive Nero Sestertius

823. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Dupondius (16.08 gm). Struck 64 AD. Rome mint. NERO CLAVD CAESAR. AVG GER P. M. TR. P. IMP. P‫׳‬ radiate head right / MAC AVG, S-C on either side of steps, frontal view of the Macellum; male statue holding sceptre through center door; Π in exergue. RIC I 184 var. (obverse legend ends IMP Ρ P); BMCRE—; BN 318 var. (same reverse die, IMP Ρ P); WCN 203 var. (IMP PP); Cohen 130 variety. VF, choice glossy brown patina. Unpublished! ($1500)

820. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Sestertius (25.77 gm). Lugdunum mint. Struck 65 AD. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER Ρ M TR Ρ IMP Ρ Ρ, laureate head left, globe at point of bust / S to left, C to right of Roma seated left on cuirass, left heel on helmet, holding Victory and parazonium, three shields around; ROMA in exergue. RIC I 443; BMCRE—; BN 83; WCN 428; Cohen 262. Near EF, brown patina, reverse weakly struck. Attractive portrait. ($3000)

An unpublished variety from the mint of Rome with the obverse legend ending IMP P, in fact this legend is completely unpublished from Rome. Several features rule out the possibility that this is a Lugdunum mint piece: the lack of a globe at the point of the bust, the position of the reverse legend at the top of the building instead of the sides and most importantly the reverse die match with the BN specimen.

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TRITON II 827. GALBA. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.54 gm). Struck 68 AD. Tarraco(?) mint. SER GALBA IMPERATOR, laureate head right / CONCORDIA PROVINCIARVM, Concordia standing left, holding branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC 149; BMCRE 164 note; RSC 34. Near EF, minor field marks. Choice Spanish portrait. ($1500)

824. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Dupondius (13.66 gm). Struck 64 AD. Rome mint. NERO CLAVD CAESAR. AVG GER P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P, radiate head right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI, S-C across fields, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left; II in exergue. RIC 1196; BMCRE 214; BN 314; WCN 205; Cohen 349. Near EF, brown patina, slightly rough surfaces. ($300)

828. GALBA. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.43 gm). IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right / SPQR/OB/CS, legend in three lines in oak wreath. RIC 1167; BMCRE 34; RSC 287. VF. ($500)

829. GALBA. 68-69 AD. JE Sestertius (25.82 gm). Struck 68 AD. SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG TRP, laureate and draped bust right / S Ρ Q R OB CIV SER in three lines within oak-wreath. RIC I 271; BMCRE 112; Kraay, AGC 237; Cohen 295. Good VF, green patina, light reverse porosity. [See color plate 14]. ($3000)

825. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Dupondius (11.27 gm). Struck 67 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG Ρ MAX TR Ρ Ρ Ρ, laureate head left, globe at point of bust / SECVRITAS A-VGVSTI, SC in exergue, Securitas seated right on throne and holding sceptre; garlanded and lighted altar before. RIC I 597; BMCRE 347; BN 195; WCN 533; Cohen 325. EF/good VF, brown surfaces, small flan flaw on reverse. Nice portrait. ($1000)

830. GALBA. 68-69 AD. JE Sestertius (25.72 gm). Struck 68 AD. IMP SER SVLP GALBA CAES AVG TR P, laureate and draped bust right / LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre. RIC I 309; BMCRE 71; Kraay, ACG, 328; Cohen 130. VF, green and brown patina. ($600)

826. NERO. 54-68 AD. JE Semis (4.31 gm). Struck 64 AD. NERO CAES AVG IMP, laureate head right / CERT QVINQ ROM CON SC, table bearing urn and wreath; mark of value (S) above table, shield resting against table leg, two griffins on front, SC in exergue. RIC I 241; BMCRE 271; BN—; WCN 323, Cohen 59. EF, brown patina. ($300)

831. GALBA. 68-69 AD. JE Sestertius (25.56 GM). SER. GALBA. IMP. CAESAR. AVG. TR P, laureate and draped bust right / LIBERTAS PVBLICA, S C across field, Libertas standing left, holding pileus in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC I 388; BMCRE 70; Kraay, ACG, 183 (obverse die illustrated on pl. x, A34); Cohen 112. VF, glossy brown patina, rough reverse. ($1000)

LOT 827

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TRITON II A Superb ‫׳‬Judaea‫ ׳‬Aureus of Vespasian

832. CIVIL WAR. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.33 gm). Spanish mint. BON EVENT, young female head right, fillet around forehead / ROM RENASC, Roma in military dress standing right, holding Victory and spear surmounted by eagle. RIC 19; Peter-Hugo Martin, Die anonymen Münzen

VF, porous.

des Jahres 68 nach Christus,

52; R S C 396. T o n e d

836. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus (7.31 gm). Struck 69-70 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian right / IVDAEA in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right on ground; trophy behind her. RIC II 15; BMCRE 31; Brin 6; Cohen 225. Superb EF, expressive portrait. Rare this nice. [See color plate 9], ($20,000)

($500)

The civil wars at the end of Nero's reign began with the revolt of the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, Gaius Julius Vindex, in early March of 68. As he felt he could not gain widespread support, he offered the leadership of the revolt to the governor ofHispania Terraconensis, Servius Sulpicius Galba. Galba at first hesitated, but he was forced to make a decision when the governor of Aquitania asked for his assistance in crushing Vindex. On 2 April 68 at Carthago Nova, Galba declared himself the representative of the senate and the Roman people.

Ex Superior Galleries (11-12 December 1992), lot 2375; Bromberg Collection, Part 1 (Superior Galleries, 5 December 285; Bank Leu AG Auktion 7 (9 May 1973), lot 355.

The rebellion of Vindex was crushed soon after in May of 68 by Verginius Rufus. Vindex had claimed that he had a force of 100,000 men, and naturally a substantial coinage was needed to pay them. The Gallic issues, probably struck at Vienna, have a markedly belligerent tone as opposed to the Spanish issues, and the types convey the politico-military flavor ofVindex's revolt. Originally struck in large numbers, the coins of the civil wars are all rare today.

837. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus (7.18 gm). 69-71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IVDAEA, mourning Jewess seated right at foot of military trophy. RIC II 15; BMCRE 33; Brin 6; Cohen 225. Near VF, minor marks in fields. ($4000)

833. CIVIL WAR. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.60 gm). Mint in Gaul. SALVS GENERIS HVMANI, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder / SPQR in wreath. R I C 1 7 3 a ; B M C R E 31; M a r t i n , Die anonymen

Abraham 1991), lot

Ex Sotheby's (5-6 October 1989) lot 97.

Münzen des Jahres 68 nach

Christus, 78; RSC 421. Toned, good VF. Very nice.

($1500)

838. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus (7.18 gm). Struck 71 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS ΠΙ, laureate head right / S Ρ Q R/P. P / O B C S in three lines within oak-wreath. RIC II 298 (incorrectly listed as CAESAR); BMCRE 401; Cohen—. Nice VF. ($3000)

834. CIVIL WAR. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.92 gm). Augustus Issue. CAESAR [AVJGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right / S · Ρ · Q · R · / C L · V and two palm fronds on round shield. RIC I 108; M a r t i n , Die anonymen

Münzen

des Jahres 68 nach Christus,

A34; RSC

295. Good VF, dark gray toning with lilac highlights, two small obverse scrapes. Extremely Rare (R4)! ($2000)

839. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Aureus (7.26 gm). Struck 72-73 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG Ρ M TR Ρ ΙΠΙ Ρ Ρ COS ΙΠΙ, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTI, Pax-Nemesis walking right, holding caduceus in left hand; serpent below. RIC II 302; BMCRE 403; Cohen 284. EF. ($5000)

835. CIVIL WAR. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.18 gm). Southern Gaul mint. 1· O · M CAPITOLINVS, draped and diademed bust of Jupiter left / VESTA Ρ R QVIRITIV[M], Vesta veiled, enthroned left, holding torch and patera. RIC I 125; Martin, Die anonymen Münzen des Jahres 68 nach Christus, 96; RSC 432. Toned, good VF, slightly porous. ($2000) 146


TRITON II A ‫׳‬Judaea Capta‫ ׳‬Sestertius; Ex G i l b e r t Steinberg Collection

A n Extremely Rare G o l d Q u i n a r i u s of Vespasian

840. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AV Quinarius (3.57 gm). Struck 7579 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPASLANVS AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm. RIC II 125; BMCRE 283; Cohen 593. Choice EF. Exceptionally Rare. [See color plate 9], ($12,500)

844. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. JE Sestertius (22.18 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 71 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS III, laureate head right, globe at point of bust / IVDAEA CAPTA, SC in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right under palm tree; Vespasian standing behind with left foot on helmet, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left. RIC II 427; BMCRE 800; Brin 45; Cohen 239. VF, choice mottled green and black patina. [See color plate 14]. ($4000)

Gold quinarii of Vespasian are seldom offered for sale. The last time an example of this type appeared at auction was in Bank Leu AG Auktion 13 (29-30 April 1975, lot 417) where an FDC example from this same pair of dies realized SF 30,000.

Ex Gilbert Steinberg Collection (Numismatica Taisei, 16 November 1994), lot 290.

841. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.39 gm). Struck 69-71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPASLANVS AVG, laureate head right / IVDAEA in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right; trophy behind. RIC Π 15; BMCRE 35; Brin 16; RSC 226. Near EF. Scarce this nice. ($750)

Ars

Classica &

Spink

845. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. JE Sestertius (24.28 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 71 AD. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS ΠΙ, laureate head right / IVDAE-A CAPTA, SC in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right under palm tree; Vespasian standing behind with left foot on helmet, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left. RIC Π 427; BMCRE 543ff; Brin 45; Cohen 239. VF, dark brown patina, surfaces a little rough. ($1500)

842. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.13 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 69-71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IVDAEA in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right; trophy behind. RIC II15; BMCRE 35; Brin 16; RSC 226. Toned VF, a couple of old scratches. ($400)

846. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. JE Sestertius (23.69 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 71 AD. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS ΙΠ, laureate head right / VIC-TO-RIA AVGVSTI, SC in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right under palm tree; Victory standing behind with left foot on helmet, inscribing shield set on palm. RIC II 468; BMCRE 582 var.; Brin 53; Cohen 626. VF, ($1000) Tiber patina.

843. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.58 gm). Struck 77-78 AD. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IMP XIX in exergue, sow walking left with three young. RIC II109; BMCRE 212; RSC 213. Toned, good VF. ($500) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, Part 5 (Sotheby's, 1 February 1984), 455; Brüder Egger Auktion XL1II (Vienna, 14 April 1913), lot 575.

lot

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851. DIVUS VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.41 gm). Struck 80-81 AD. D I W S AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / Shield inscribed SC supported by two capricorns. RIC II 63 (Titus); BMCRE 129 (Titus); RSC 497. EF. ($750) 847. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. JE Sestertius (25.53 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 77-78 AD. Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS VIII, laureate head right, globe at point of bust / IVDAEA CAPTA, SC in exergue, Jewess seated right under palm tree, shields around; Jew standing left behind with hands tied behind his back. RIC II—; BMCRE—; Cohen—, VF, green patina, surfaces a little rough. Unpublished? [See color plate 14]. ($1500)

A Very Rare & Lovely Denarius of Domitilla

852.

DOMITILLA, wife of Vespasian and mother of Titus and

Domitian. Died before 69 AD. AR Denarius (3.17 gm). Struck 80-81 AD under Titus. DIVA DOMITILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair in long plait down back of neck, with necklace / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left. RIC II 71 (Titus); BMCRE 137 (Titus); RSC 3. Good VF, lightly toned, surfaces just a touch porous. Very attractive portrait. Very Rare. ($5000)

848. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. JE As (11.19 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 71 AD. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, laureate head right / IVDEA CAPTA, S C in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right beneath palm-tree; various arms around. RIC II490; BMCRE 605; Brin 63; Cohen 246. VF, dark green patina, porosity. Rare. ($500)

849. VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. Lot of two JE Quadrans. Both struck 71 AD. Includes the following: IMP VESPASIAN AVG, palm tree / Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS ΠΙ, S-C across fields, Vexillium. RIC II504; BMCRE 618; Brin 72; Cohen 343. Good VF, dark green patina under earthen encrustation. / / And: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG, palm tree / Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS ΠΙ, S-C across fields, Vexillium. RIC II 506; BMCRE 619 note; Brin 72 var.; Cohen 342. VF, brown surfaces. / / Lot also includes: TITUS. AR Denarius (3.41 gm). Struck 79 AD. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M, laureate head right / TR Ρ Villi IMP XIIII COS VII Ρ Ρ, captive kneeling right at base of trophy. RIC II11; BMCRE 15; RSC 274. Lightly toned VF. 3 coins in lot, all Judaea Capta related. ($750)

853. TITUS, as Caesar. 74 AD. AV Aureus (7.24 gm). Τ CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / PONTIF TR POT, Fortuna standing left on garlanded cippus, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC II 177b (Vespasian); BMCRE 153 note (Vespasian); Cohen 166. Near EF. ($4000)

854. TITUS, as Caesar. 75 AD. AV Aureus (7.28 gm). Τ CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / PONTIF TR Ρ COS ΙΠΙ, Victory, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left, standing left on cista between two snakes. RIC II 184 (Vespasian); BMCRE 173 (Vespasian); Cohen 163. Lustrous EF. ($7500)

850. DIVUS VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.41 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck under Titus, 80-81 AD. D I W S AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, laureate head right / EX SC across fields, Victory standing left, erecting trophy; captive seated left below. RIC Π 59a (Titus); BMCRE 112 (Titus); Brin 80; RSC 144. EF.

This reverse type, not known to commemorate any specific victory, may refer in general to the Flavians' many victories in the east; the cista mystica being a well known symbol on the coinage of Asia Minor.

($1000)

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TRITON II authority other than the Senate, e.g., the ADLOCVT(io) COH(ortium) sestertii of Caligula thought to have been a special distribution issue for the Praetorian Guard personally funded out of the emperor's own purse, or as is the case of medallions, generally issued as presentation pieces for the Roman elite. Since the coin offered here fits neither category, it is likely that the missing letters are merely due to the carelessness of the die engraver.

855. TITUS, as Caesar. 75 AD. AV Aureus (7.35 gm). Τ CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / PONTIF TR Ρ COS ΠΠ, Victory, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left, standing left on cista between two snakes. RIC II 184 (Vespasian); BMCRE 173 (Vespasian); Cohen 163. EF, light toning around devices. [See color plate 9]. ($6000)

859. TITUS, as Caesar. 77-78 AD. JE As (8.91 gm). Lugdunum mint. Τ CAES IMP AVG F PON TR Ρ COS VI CENSOR, laureate head right; globe at point of bust / IVDAEA CAPTA, SC in exergue, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right under palm tree; shields behind. RIC 784 (Vespasian); BMCRE 862 (Vespasian); Brin— ; Cohen 117. VF, black patina. Scarce. ($600)

856. TITUS, as Caesar. 72 AD. AR Denarius (3.53 gm). Antioch mint. [T CAES IMP VES]P P-ON TR POT, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Jewess seated right beneath palm-tree; behind, Vespasian in military dress, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. RIC II 367 (Vespasian); BMCRE 518 (Vespasian); Brin 93; RSC 392. Superb EF. Rare. ($1250)

860. TITUS. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (3.42 gm). Struck 79 AD. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M, laureate head right / TR Ρ Villi IMP [ΧΠΠ] COS VII Ρ Ρ, captive kneeling right at base of trophy. RIC II11; BMCRE 15; RSC 274. Lightly toned EF. ($1000)

857. TITUS, as Caesar. 72 AD. AR Denarius (3.49 gm). Antioch mint. Τ CAES IMP VESP P-ON TR POT, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Jewess seated right beneath palm-tree; behind, Vespasian in military dress, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. RIC II 367 (Vespasian); BMCRE 518 (Vespasian); Brin 93; RSC 392. Toned EF/good VF. Rare. ($750)

861. TITUS. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (3.56 gm). Struck 80 AD. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M, laureate head right / TR ΡIX IMP XV COS v m Ρ Ρ, winged thunderbolt on a draped table. RIC II 23a; BMCRE 51; RSC 316. EF. ($500)

858. TITUS, as Caesar. 72 AD. JE Sestertius (22.62 gm). Τ CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II, laureate head right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory standing right, inscribing shield set on a palm tree, left foot on a helmet. RIC 614 var. (Vespasian, S C in fields); BMCRE 637 var. (Vespasian, S C in fields); Brin 100 var. (S C in fields); Cohen 384. Good VF, thick, original green patina which is a little broken around the edges. ($2000)

862. TITUS. 79-81 AD. AR Denarius (3.54 gm). Struck 79-80 AD. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG Ρ M, laureate head right / BONVS EVEN-TVS AVGVSTI, Bonus Eventus standing facing, head left, holding patera in right hand, grain ears in left. RIC II 31; BMCRE 106; RSC 25. EF, reverse strike a little soft. ($500)

Highly unusual on this coin is the lack of the letters S C designating that the coin was issued by decree of the Senate (Senatus Consulto). From Republican times, the formula had been used on both silver and bronze coinage, but under the Empire, it was used almost exclusively on the bronze coinage. In fact, imperial bronze coinage without the formula is generally thought to have been issued under special circumstances and under an

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TRITON II A Better A u r e u s of Domitian,,as C a e s a r Rare Titus 'Judaea Capta‫ ׳‬Sestertius

866. DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 73 AD. AV Aureus (7.37 gm). CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II, laureate head right / VES-TA, round Temple of Vesta with four columns; statue of Vesta standing left between center two columns, two other smaller statues of minor goddesses to left and right. RIC II 230 (Vespasian); BMCRE 412 (Vespasian Lugdunum mint, same obverse die); Cohen 614 variety. Near EF. [See color plate 9]. ($5000)

863. TITUS. 79-81 AD. JE Sestertius (23.27 gm). "Judaea Capta" issue. Struck 80 AD. IMP Τ CAES VESP AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS VIII, laureate head left / IVD CAP across field, S-C across field, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated left on shields under palm tree; Jew standing right with hands tied behind his back, helmet and yoke before. RIC II 91; BMCRE 169; Brin 112; Cohen 109. VF, dark green patina, light surface roughness, reverse fields lightly smoothed. Rare type. ($2000)

This coin was struck to celebrate the rededication of the Temple of Vesta on the Palatine, which had been destroyed in the great fire of Nero, and rebuilt by Vespasian. This was a much celebrated event and this reverse type was also used on the aurei of Vespasian and Titus.

867. DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 73 AD. AV Aureus (7.15 gm). CAES AVG F DOMIT COS Π, laureate head right / Domitian on horseback left, raising right hand and holding eagle-tipped sceptre in left. RIC Π 232 (Vespasian); BMCRE 125 (Vespasian); Cohen 663. Good VF. ($4500)

864. TITUS. 79-81 AD. JE Sestertius (25.53 gm). Struck 80 AD. IMP Τ CAES VESP AVG Ρ M TR Ρ Ρ Ρ COS Vm, laureate head left / PAX AVGVST, S-C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC II 94; BMCRE 171; Cohen 140. Near VF, brown patina, a few small corrosion spots. ($300)

A n Attractive D o m i t i a n , as Caesar Aureus

865. TITUS. 79-81 AD. JE Dupondius (13.20 gm). Struck 80 AD. IMP Τ CAES VESP AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS VIII, radiate head left / SALVS AVG, SC in exergue, Salus seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of chair. RIC II 116b; BMCRE 197; Cohen 195. EF from the standpoint of wear, but corrosion poorly removed on Titus' neck, reverse fields heavily smoothed. ($200)

868. DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 74-75 AD. AV Aureus (7.29 gm). CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III, laureate head right / PRINCEPS IWENTVS, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left. RIC Π 233 (Vespasian); BMCRE 155 (Vespasian); Cohen 374. EF. ($7500)

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869. DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 76-78 AD. AV Aureus (7.30 gm). CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand, torch in left. RIC II 248 (Vespasian); BMCRE 322 (Vespasian); Cohen 29. Near EF. ($4500)

873.

DOMITIAN

& D O M I T I A . 81-96 A D . A R

Cistophoric

Tetradrachm (10.78 gm). Struck 82 AD. Ephesus mint. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG Ρ M COS VIII, laureate head of Domitian right / DOMITIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Domitia right. RIC Π 228; BMCRE 255 pi. 68,1 (same dies); RSC 2. Toned VF. Scarce. ($750) Ex Hess-Leu Auktion (7 April 1960), lot 316.

A Very Rare Denarius of Domitian 870. DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 76 AD. AR Denarius (3.45 gm). CAESAR AVG F. DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS ΠΙΙ, Pegasus standing right. RIC II 238 (Vespasian); BMCRE 193 (Vespasian); RSC 47. EF. ($600)

871.

DOMITIAN, as Caesar. 80 A D . A R D e n a r i u s (3.49 g m ) .

CAESAR. DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII., laureate head right / PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, goat standing left within laurel wreath. RIC II 49 (Titus); BMCRE 88 (Titus); RSC 390. Near EF, underlying luster. ($400)

874. DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (3.54 gm). Struck 94-96 AD. DOMIT1ANVS AVG GERM, bare head of Domitian right / Frontal view of a hexastyle temple with four steps, seated within is a statue of Jupiter flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva; on pediment, a seated figure holding a spear, two figures on either side; on roof, a facing quadriga in the center with two standing figures on either side; eagles at corners; IMP CAESAR on architrave. RIC II207; BMCRE 242 (same dies); Hill, Monuments, 32; RSC 174a. Good VF, lightly toned, light surface marks. Very rare type! ($1500)

872. DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AV Aureus (7.61 gm). Struck 88-89 AD. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / GERMANICVS COS XIIII, Germania seated right on shield, mourning; broken spear below. RIC II 127; BMCRE 143; Cohen 148. EF, light marks, edge bump at tip of bust. [See color plate 9]. ($6000) Domitian often displayed considerable political skill when dealing with matters of state. Such were the military actions in Germany and Dacia that he initiated and which can be justified as an effort to shorten Rome's frontier with the barbarian tribes to the East. In the end, they were unsuccessfui and had to be resolved by tlw actions of his formidable successor, Trajan, yet competent decisions such as this preventative measure counter the typical derogatory bias found in the ancient authors concerning Domitian's reign. This coin, commemorating Rome's "victory" over the Germans, suggests more hopeful speculation than any concrete reality.

875. DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. 7E Sestertius (25.56 gm). Struck 85 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, laureate head right wearing aegis / Domitian on horseback right, about to spear a fallen German; SC in exergue. RIC II 257; BMCRE 300A; Cohen 483. Good VF, dark brown and green patina, fields lightly smoothed. Rare type. [See color plate 14]. ($3000) For additional commentary on Domitan's campaigns against the Germans and Dacians, see lot 872. Having had no part in his father's and brother's conquests in Judaea, Domitian was anxious for military glory; thus, the depiction on this coin of Domitian in military guise vanquishing his fallen foe.

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876. DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. JE Quadrane (2.57 gm). IMP DOMIT AVG GERM, helmeted bust of Minerva right / S-C, olive branch. RIC II428; BMCRE 488; Cohen 544. Choice EF, bluish-green patina. ($300)

880. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. AV Aureus (7.34 gm). Struck 100 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRA-IAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / Ρ M TR Ρ COS III Ρ Ρ, Germania seated left on shields, holding branch; helmet beneath. RIC Π 36; BMCRE 67; Hill 79; Cohen 220. Good VF, several small scratches, a rather large one across Germania's leg. Rare. ($4000)

877. NERVA. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (3.47 gm). Struck 97 AD. IMP NERVA CAES AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS II Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC Π 1; BMCRE 1; RSC 3. EF, attractive light toning. ($750)

881. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. AR Quinarius (1.59 gm). Struck 101 AD. [IMP C]AES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ρ M TR Ρ COS ΠΠ Ρ Ρ, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm. RIC II 68 var.; BMCRE pg. 47, * var.; Hill 96; RSC 249 variety. Toned, nice VF. ($600)

878. NERVA. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (3.60 gm). Struck 97 AD. IMP NERVA CAES AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS III Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC Π 16; BMCRE 37; RSC 65. Near EF. ($400)

882. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (23.99 gm). Struck 99 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Ρ M, laureate head right / TR POT COS II, S C in exergue, Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre. RIC II390; BMCRE 715; Hill 30; Cohen 611 variety. Nice VF, green patina. ($750) 879. NERVA. 96-98 AD. JE Sestertius (28.44 gm). Struck 97 AD. IMP NERVA CAES AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS III Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC II 83; BMCRE 108; Cohen 67. Nice VF, rich brown patina, with a dusting of green encrustation. Quite attraetive. ($1250)

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883. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (27.41 gm). Struck 99 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIA-N AVG GERM Ρ M, laureate head right, aegis on far shoulder / Τ R POT COS I I P P, S C in exergue, Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre. RIC Π 390 var. (no aegis); BMCRE 718 var.; Hill 61; Cohen— Good VF, attractive green patina, light smoothing. ($750)

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TRITON II 887. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (27.89 gm). Struck 105 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS V Ρ Ρ, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / S P Q R ΟΡΠΜΟ PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Trajan on horseback right, spearing Dacian beneath. RIC II 543; BMCRE 839; Hill 240; Cohen 508. Good VF, attractive red and brown patina, fields lightly smoothed. [See color plate 14], ($1250) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, 500.

Part 5 (Sotheby's,

1 February

1984), lot

Under Trajan, Rome added to her empire by military conquest for the last time. Completing operations begun under Domitian, his first conquest was the troublesome kingdom of Dacia, which lie north of the Danube and was annexed as a province in 106 following the defeat and death of King Decebalus. These territories were eventually abandoned by Aurelian in 270 AD following the great Gothic invasions of the mid-3rd century, and were subsequently a base of operations for the Ostrogoths and other Germanic tribes during the final one hundred years of Roman dominion in the West.

884. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (24.17 gm). Struck 101 AD. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM Ρ M, laureate head right / TR POT COS IUI Ρ P, S C in exergue, Pax seated left, holding branch and transverse sceptre. RIC Π 432; BMCRE 745; Hill 113; Cohen 636. VF, brown patina, porous. ($400) Ex Spink Zürich, List 2 (June 1983), lot A344.

888. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (29.47 gm). Struck 105 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS V Ρ Ρ, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / S P Q R ΟΡΉΜΟ PRINCIPI; SC in exergue, Trajan standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, reverse spear in left, being crowned by Nike who stands behind him. RIC II 549; BMCRE 825; Hill 241; Cohen 516. Good VF, dark green patina, surfaces lightly smoothed. ($750)

885. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (26.89 gm). Struck 107 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS V Ρ Ρ, laureate head right, aegis on far shoulder / S Ρ Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S-C across field, Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear; before her at her feet, Dacian kneeling in supplication. RIC II 485; BMCRE 774; Hill 339; Cohen 386 variety. Nice VF, dark gray patina, minor tooling and smoothing. ($1500)

A Very Rare ‫׳‬Circus M a x i m u s ‫ ׳‬Sestertius

886. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (26.88 gm). Struck 103-111 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS V Ρ Ρ, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, Providentia seated left, holding sceptre and resting head on left hand; globe at feet. RIC II 514; BMCRE pg. 171, *; Hill 344; Cohen 489. Good VF, brown patina, light smoothing. ($2000)

889. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (27.03 gm). Struck 103 AD. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS V Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / S Ρ Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S C in exergue, view of the Circus Maximus, arcade of 13 arches (the Duodecim Portae) in front with large arch to right, two other arches left and right surmounted by quadriga, temple of Sol along back wall; within from left to right, meta, equestrian statue of Trajan, obelisk of Augustus, shrine of C> t ole, and meta. RIC II 571; BMCRE 853; Hill, Monuments, 72; Cohen 545. Good VF, mottled brown and black patina, fields lightly smoothed. Very Rare. ($7500) Ex James Campion 213.

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The Circus Maximus, was restored by Trajan in 103. It is portrayed on this coin as seen from the Forum Boarium, and interestingly depicts the spina (the central area adorned with monuments and around which the chariots raced) at a right angle from its actual orientation. There are only a select few available privately.


TRITON II 893. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Semis or Quadrane (3.69 gm). Mine coinage. IMP CAES NERVA TRA-IAN AVG GERM, laureate head right / DARD ANICI, Pax(?) standing left, holding branch. Cf. RIC II 703; BMCRE 1106; cf. Cohen 138. EF, dark green patina, minor smoothing. ($1000) Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the name of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Others theorize that these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function, much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. Whatever the circumstances, these pieces saw limited use, and, except for one rare type struck by Marcus Aurelius, were not issued during any other period.

890. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Sestertius (26.08 gm). Struck 115 AD. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS VI Ρ Ρ, laureate and draped bust right / SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS around, FORT RED/S C in two lines within exergue, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC II 652; BMCRE 1026; Hill 682; Cohen 158. EF, brown patina. [See color plate 15]. ($1200)

894. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (3.16 gm). Struck 125 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / COS III, Roma standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and reversed spear in left. RIC II161; BMCRE 366; Hill 267; RSC 349. Superb EF. ($350)

891. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Dupondius (12.28 gm). Struck 116 AD. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC Ρ M TR Ρ COS VI Ρ Ρ, radiate and draped bust right / SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, S-C across field, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC II 674; BMCRE 1028; Hill 720; Cohen 353. EF, glossy dark green patina. [See color plate 15]. ($750)

895. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (3.34 gm). Struck 127 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / COS III, Genius standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar, and holding cornucopiae. RIC II173; BMCRE 400; Hill 330; RSC 335a. Choice EF. ($350)

A Better, Pedigreed Hadrian Sestertius

892. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. JE Quadrane (2.59 gm). IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate bust of Hercules right / Wild boar walking right; SC in exergue. RIC II 702; BMCRE 1064; Cohen 341. Near EF, glossy dark brown to almost black patina. ($300)

896. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. JE Sestertius (28.55 gm). Struck 117 AD. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRA IAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; aegis on breast plate / DAC PARTHICO Ρ M TR Ρ COS Ρ Ρ, S-C across field, CONCORDIA in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on figure of Spes; cornucopiae below seat. RIC II 535a; BMCRE 1102 note (this coin referenced); Hill 17; Cohen 259. Near EF, dark brown and green patina, fields lightly smoothed. [See color plate 15]. ($3000) Ex Sotheby's (5 June 1995), lot 122; Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XVI (2 December 1985), lot 428; Clarence S. Bernent Collection (Naville Vili, 25-28 June 1924), lot 870.

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TRITON II Rare ' N i l u s ‫ ׳‬Sestertius of H a d r i a n

897. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. JE Sestertius (23.93 gm). Struck 117 AD. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / DAC. PARTHICO. P. M. TR. P. COS. P. P., CONCORDIA and S.C in two lines in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on figure of Spes; cornucopiae below seat. RIC II 535a var.; BMCRE 1103; Hill 17; Cohen 259. Near VF, glossy dark green patina, flan split. ($200)

900. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. TE Sestertius (25.15 gm). Struck 136 AD. HADRIANVS AVG COS ΙΠ Ρ Ρ, laureate and draped bust right / Nilus reclining right, holding reed in right hand, cornucopiae in left; one child holding onto cornucopiae, another before, hippopotamus at feet, crocodile below; SC in exergue. RIC II 781 var.; BMCRE 1772 var.; Hill 605; Cohen 1377 variety. Good VF, dark green patina. Attractive. Rare reverse type. [See color plate 15]. ($3000)

898. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. JE Sestertius (26.75 gm). Struck 123 AD. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIAN-VS AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS III, laureate head right / ANNONA AVGVSTI, SC in exergue, Anonna seated right, holding cornucopiae in both hands; modius with grain ears before. RIC II 580a; BMCRE 1179; Hill 239; Cohen 185. Good VF, dark brown patina, minor marks in fields. ($1500)

901. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. JE Dupondius (14.92 gm). Struck 118 AD. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, radiate bust right, drapery on left shoulder / PONT MAX TR P[OT COS II], ADVENTVS AVG/SC in two lines in exergue, Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear in left hand, clasping right hand with Hadrian who stands before. RIC Π 554; BMCRE 1138-1140; Hill 57; Cohen 92. Near EF, attractive green patina. ($500)

899. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. JE Sestertius (28.57 gm). Struck 123 AD. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIAN-VS AVG Ρ M TR Ρ COS III, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / REST1TVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM, S C in exergue, Hadrian, togate, standing left with right hand extended, raising a woman holding a globe. RIC II 594b; BMCRE 1213; Hill 246; Cohen 1285. Good VF, mottled brown patina, slightly double struck, fields smoothed. ($1500) Hadrian had a keen interest in experiencing first hand the diverse peoples and territories of his vast empire. Accordingly, during the two decades of his reign he undertook three great journeys in which he visited almost every province over which he ruled. His coin types celebrated these travels, and are of three basic themes: the arrival (Adventus) of Hadrian followed by his restoration (Restitutor) of the province, and his review of the army (Exercitus). This particular type was the first of the long series of 'Restitution' issues, and can perhaps be connected to the munificence shown the cities ofNicaea and Nicomedia, both of which had recently been devastated by earthquakes.

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905.

902.

DIVA S A B I N A , wife of Hadrian. D i e d

137 A D .

AR

Denarius (2.92 gm). DIVA. AVG SABINA, veiled bust right, wearing wreath of grain ears / PIE-TATI, AVG in exergue, altar. RIC Π 422a (Hadrian); BMCRE 960 (Hadrian); RSC 56. Nice VF, two old scratches under Sabina's nose. Rare. ($500)

H A D R I A N . " P a d u a n " after Giovanni Cavino. Circa 1550

AD. Hadrian. JE Sestertius (29.85 gm). HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FELI-CITATI/A-VG in two lines across ship's sail, COS ΙΠ Ρ P / S C in two lines within exergue, galley sailing right. Klawans pp. 76-77, 1 (silver). EF, a choice original strike, with an attractive brown patina. ($750)

906. AELIUS, Caesar. 136-138 AD. AR Denarius (3.16 gm). Struck 137 AD. L. AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right / TR PO-T COS Π, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC II430 (Hadrian); BMCRE 969 (Hadrian); Hill 792; RSC 50. Near EF. ($500)

903.

SABINA, wife of Hadrian. A R D e n a r i u s (3.24 g m ) . S t r u c k

128 AD. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG Ρ Ρ, draped bust right, wearing Stephane / CONCOR-DIA AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on figure of Spes; cornucopiae below chair. RIC Π 398 (Hadrian); BMCRE 895; Hill 368; RSC 12. Lightly toned, choice EF. ($1000)

907.

An Outstanding Sestertius of Sabina

904.

A N T O N I N U S PIUS, as Caesar. F e b r u a r y 25-July 10 138 AD.

AV Aureus (7.23 gm). IMP Τ AEL CAES ANTONINVS, bare-headed and draped bust right / CONCORD in exergue, TRIB POT COS, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting left elbow on statuette of Spes; cornucopiae below throne. RIC II 453a (Hadrian); BMCRE pg. 371, » note; Hill 17; cf. Cohen 129. EF, scarce. ($3000)

SABINA, wife of Hadrian. 135 A D . JE S e s t e r t i u s (23.33 g m ) .

SABINA. AVGVSTA. HADRIANI AVG Ρ Ρ, draped bust right, wearing wreath of grain ears / PVDI-CITIA, SC in exergue, Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, placing right hand to lips, left resting on lap. RIC II1032 (Hadrian); BMCRE 1878 (Hadrian); Hill 582; Cohen 61. Near EF, superb original dark green patina. [See color plate 15]. ($9000)

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Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 9 (16 April 1996), lot 872; Bank Leu AG Auktion 25 (23 April 1980), lot 366.

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TRITON II 909. ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. JE Sestertius (31.66 gm). Struck 144 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS Ρ Ρ TR Ρ COS ΠΙ, laureate head right / P-AX AVG, S-C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae. RIC III 616; BMCRE 1265; Hill 601; Cohen 589. EF, wonderful original Tiber patina. Fine style. [See color plate 15]. ($4000)

A Superb Aureus of Antoninus Pius

Ex Sternberg/Freeman & Sear Auction XXVII (30 October 1995), lot 105; Bauer Collection (Glendining's, 23 January 1963), lot 1270.

908. ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. AV Aureus (7.28 gm). Struck 143 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS Ρ Ρ TR Ρ COS III, draped bust right / LIBE-RA-LITAS, AVG III in exergue, Antoninus seated left on curule chair on platform, extending right hand, attended by Liberalitas standing left and holding abacus and cornucopiae; before Pius and standing right, a citizen holding out folds of toga to receive emperor's generosity. RIC III 75; BMCRE 218 (same dies); Hill 534; Cohen 485. Lustrous, superb EF. [See color plate 9]. ($6500) Ex Bank Leu AG Auktion 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 263 (realized 20,000).

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This issue was struck for Antoninus' third largess, or congiarium. to the citizens of Rome in 143 AD, and tvas given during the celebrations of the betrothal of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior. The congiarium was originally a gift of oil or wine, and comes from the word congius meaning a liquid measure of about three liters. It is not certain when the congiarium came to mean a monetary largess, but by the reign of Antoninus Pius, it had become common practice. The largess is sometimes portrayed on coins, occasionally with the legend 'Cong(iarium)' followed by a numerical designationfor the number of times it Iwd been given by a particular emperor, and Antoninus had the highest number recorded on coins - nine altogether.

910. ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. JE Sestertius (27.56 gm). Struck 151-152 AD. IMP CAES Τ AEL HADR ANTO-NINVS AVG PIVS Ρ Ρ, laureate head right / TR POT XV COS ΙΠΙ, S C in exergue, Antoninus togate seated left on curule chair, holding globe and roll, being crowned by Victory flying left behind him. RIC III 889; BMCRE 1887; Cohen 969. Choice EF, very attractive glossy brown patina. Elegant style. [See color plate 16], ($5000) Ex CNG/NAC Auction 40 (4 December 1996), lot 1517; Numismatic Arts Auction XII (23-24 March 1983), lot 280.

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911. ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. JE As (12.05 gm). Struck 148-149 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS Ρ Ρ TR Ρ XII, laureate head right / MVNIFICENTLA. AVG, COS IIII/S C in two lines in exergue, elephant walking right. RIC ΙΠ 862a; BMCRE 1841; Cohen 565. VF, dark green patina. ($500)

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912.

ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. TE As (12.17 gm). Struck

154-155 AD. ANTONI[NVS AVG] PIVS Ρ Ρ TR Ρ XVIII, laureate head right / BRITANNIA COS ΠΠ, S C in exergue, Britannia seated left on rock, resting head upon hand; shield and vexillum(?) in background before her. RIC III 934; BMCRE 1971; Cohen 117. VF, brown patina with attractive earthen highlights, minor porosity. Scarce and popular type. ($500)

915.

There is some debate as to whether or not the BRITANNIA asses of Antoninus Pius were struck in the Roman province of Britannia itself. The latest scholarship (cp. D.R. Walker, The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath: Volume 2, the Finds from the Sacred Spring, pp. 295-296) repeatedly alludes to the coins as "British associated," and is careful to draw the line between declaring either a British or a Roman manufacture. In regards to the BRITANNIA dupondii, Walker does state that they were produced in Rome for shipment to Britain, and it is unlikely that the asses would have been manufactured at a mint other than the same as that striking the dupondii. Nevertheless, the peculiar fabric of this issue, so different than that which is normally encountered and is of unquestionable provenance, as well as the fact that not a single specimen has been excavated outside of Britain would seem to indicate that provincial manufacture is not unlikely.

Ex Numismatic ized $9500).

916.

913.

Fine Arts Auction XXX (8 December 1992), lot 261 (real-

MARCUS AURELIUS. 161-180 AD. AV A u r e u s (7.19 gm).

Struck 168 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate and cuirassed bust right / TR Ρ XXII IMP V COS ΙΠ, Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC ΙΠ 190; BMCRE 466 (same dies); Szaivert 165; Cohen 900. Choice EF, lustrous. ($5000)

DIVA FAUSTINA Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141

AD. AV Aureus (7.15 gm). DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AETER-NITAS, Fortuna standing left, holding globe in right hand, rudder in left. RIC III 348 (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE 359 (Antoninus Pius); Cohen 5. EF, light golden toning around devices. ($3000) Ex CNG/NAC

M A R C U S AURELIUS, as Caesar. 145 A D . AV A u r e u s (7.21

gm). AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare-headed bust left, slight drapery on left shoulder / TR POT COS II, Minerva standing right, holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield set on gound. RIC ΙΠ 435b (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE 614; Hill 647; Cohen 595. EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 10]. ($5000)

Auction 40 (4 December 1996), lot 1524.

A Superb Aureus of Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar

917.

MARCUS AURELIUS. 161-180 AD. AV A u r e u s (7.30 gm).

Struck 178 AD. M AVREL ANTO-NINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TR Ρ XXXII IMP Villi COS III Ρ Ρ, Annona standing left, holding grain-ears and cornucopiae, modius filled with grain ears at her feet; behind to right, hull of ship. RIC III 389; BMCRE 771; Szaivert 419 (same dies); Cohen 957 variety. Superb EF. [See color plate 10]. ($6000) The reverse pays tribute attributes are always the The safely anchored ship of procurement from the

914.

M A R C U S AURELIUS, as Caesar. 145 A D . AV A u r e u s (7.26

918.

gm). AVRELIVS CAES-AR AVG PII F COS II, bare-headed bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / HILA-RI-TAS, Hilaritas standing facing, head left, holding palm and cornucopiae. RIC III 432b (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE 607 (Antoninus Pius); Hill 670; Cohen 234. Superb EF, lustrous. [See color plate 10]. ($7500)

to Annona, the goddess of the grain supply. Her grain-ears she holds, and often a modius before her. at harbor represents the often not so secure means bread baskets of Sicily and Egypt.

MARCUS AURELIUS. 161-180 AD. AR Denarius (3.29 gm).

Struck 162 AD. IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, bare head right / CONCORD AVG TR Ρ XVI around, COS III in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting elbow on statuette of Spes placed on cornucopiae. RIC III 40; BMCRE 177; Szaivert 32; RSC 35. Superb EF. ($300) 158


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920.

FAUSTINA II, daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus

Aurelius. Circa 149-156 AD. JE Sestertius (28.25 gm). FAVSTINAE AVG ΡΠ AVG FIL, diademed and draped bust right / V-E-NV-S, SC across field, Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, rudder in left. RIC ΠΙ1409 (Pius); BMCRE 2148 (Pius); Cohen 269. Near EF, mottled dark brown patina, light encrustation, two old scratches on obverse. A wonderful portrait! ($2000)

Two Exceptional Aurei of Lucius Verus

921. LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AV Aureus (7.32 gm). Struck 163 AD. IMP CAES L VERVS AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR Ρ ΙΠ, COS II in exergue, Salus standing left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar, and holding sceptre. RIC ΠΙ 496; BMCRE 232; Szaivert 54; cf. Cohen 172. EF, lustrous. [See color plate 10]. ($7500) Ex Numismatic

919. MARCUS AURELIUS. 161-180 AD. JE Sestertius (23.73 gm). Struck 169-170 AD. M ANTONINVS AVG TR Ρ XXIIII, laureate head right / SALVTI AVG COS ΙΠ, S C across field, Salus standing left and holding sceptre in left hand, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar. RIC III 979; BMCRE 1376; Szaivert 195; Cohen 547. Superb EF, attractive dark green patina. [See color plate 16]. ($2500)

Fine Arts Auction XXX (8 December 1992), lot 264.

922. LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AV Aureus (7.28 gm). Struck 164 AD. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bare head right / TR Ρ ΠΙΙ IMP II COS II, Victory standing right, placing a shield inscribed VIC/AVG in two lines on palm. RIC III 522 (Marcus Aurelius); BMCRE 294 (same dies); Szaivert 94; Cohen 248. Superb EF. Very choice. [See color plate 10]. ($7500)

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923. LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AV Aureus (7.18 gm). Struck 168 AD. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right, slight drapery on shoulder / TRP VIII IMP V COS ΠΙ, Aequitas seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC ΙΠ 593; BMCRE 480 (same obverse die); Szaivert 165; cf. Cohen 317. EF. ($4000)

927.

LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus. 164-180 A D . JE Sestertius

(24.21 gm). LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG, draped bust right / VES-TA, S-C across field, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum in right hand, trophy in left; lighted altar before. RIC III 1779 (Aurelius); BMCRE 1178 (Aurelius); Cohen 94. Near EF, brown and green patina. ($750)

924. LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AR Denarius (3.22 gm). Struck 162 AD. IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG, bare head right / PROV DEOR TR Ρ Π COS II, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. RIC ΠΙ482 (Marcus Aurelius); BMCRE 202; Szaivert 37; RSC 155. Superb EF. ($400)

928.

LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus. 164-180 A D . JE A s (10.47

gm). LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right / PVDICITIA, S-C across field, Pudicitia seated left. RIC ΙΠ 1759 (Aurelius); BMCRE 1185 (Aurelius); Cohen 64. Good VF, glossy dark green and black patina, light smoothing in fields. An attractive portrait! ($300)

925. LUCIUS VERUS. 161-169 AD. AR Denarius (3.35 gm). Struck 166 AD. L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate head right / VICT AVG TR Ρ VI COS II, Victory flying left, holding diadem with both hands. RIC ΠΙ553; BMCRE 425; Szaivert 134; RSC 339 corrected. EF. ($300)

929. COMMODUS. 180-192 AD. AR Denarius (2.53 gm). Struck 192 AD. L AEL AVREL C-OMM AVG Ρ FEL, bust of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress / HER-CVL/ROMAN/AV-GV in three lines across field, club within wreath. RIC III 251; BMCRE 339 var.; Szaivert 853; RSC 190. Attractively toned, good VF. ($1000)

A Rare Aureus of Lucilla

Ex Conte Alessandro Magnaguti, Part IV (P&P Santamaria, 23 October 1951), lot 115; Ars Classica XVIII (10 October 1938), lot 283 (purchased by Spinkfor swfr 22 on a swfr 15 estimate). Commodus identified closely with the mythical hero Hercules, and during certain of his megalomaniacal charades, he would dress in costume and bludgeon prisoners to death with his Herculean club — and he did all this simply for the sheer pleasure elicited by this gruesome sport!

AV 926.

LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus. 164-180 AD. AV A u r e u s

(7.30 gm). Struck circa 164-167 AD. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right / V-E-NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre. RIC III 783 (Marcus Aurelius); BMCRE 320 (Marcus Aurelius); Szaivert Lul6; Cohen 69. Lightly toned EF. ($7500)

930. COMMODUS. 180-192 AD. AR Denarius (3.59 gm). Struck 192 AD. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG Ρ FEL, bust of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress / HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, bow, club and quiver with arrows. RIC ΙΠ 253; BMCRE 343; Szaivert 857; RSC 195. Lightly toned, good VF. ($750) 160


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934. PERTINAX. 193 AD. AR Denarius (2.87 gm). IMP CAES Ρ HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right / LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC IV 4a; BMCRE 8; RSC 20. Near EF, hairline flan crack.

931. COMMODUS. 180-192 AD. JE Sestertius (18.60 gm). Struck 184-185 AD. M COMMODVS AN-TON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head right / Ρ M TR Ρ Χ IMP VII COS ΙΠΙ Ρ Ρ, VICT BRIT in exergue, S-[C] low across fields, Victory seated right on rock, holding palm in right hand, shield set on left knee. RIC III 452; BMCRE 560; Szaivert 665 var. (VIC BRIT); Cohen 946. Nice VF, dark green and brown patina. ($500) From the John Jordan Although mostly a 184, the causes of and the insurgents commemorate the

($2000)

Collection.

peaceful reign, a serious revolt had erupted in Britain in which are uncertain. The revolt was quickly put down harshly dealt with, and a series of coins was struck to event.

935. PERTINAX. 193 AD. AR Denarius (2.60 gm). Alexandria mint. IMP CAES Ρ HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right / PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising right hand; star in left field. Cf. RIC IV 11a (Rome); cf. BMCRE 13 (Rome); cf. RSC 43 (Rome). Good VF. Rare. ($750) RIC and BMC make no distinction between the Rome and Alexandria mint denarii of Pertinax, though the styles are quite distinguishable. Two types were struck in Alexandria, the type featured here and Ops seated left (see CNG Sale 47, lots 1753-1754), this type being the rarer of the two. The Alexandria mint denarii are usually on very porous flans and very worn though this specimen is unusually well preserved and probably ranks as one of the nicest Alexandria mint denarii of Pertinax in existence.

A Very Rare & Desirable Aureus of Pertinax

A Rare Pertinax Sestertius; ‫״‬Ex Piatt H a l l Collections, et al‫״‬

932. PERTINAX. 193 AD. AV Aureus (7.28 gm). IMP CAES Ρ HELV PERTIN. AVG, laureate head right / AEQVIT. AVG. TR P. COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV l a ; BMCRE 14; Woodward, "The Coinage of Pertinax," NumChron 1957, (dies 9 / B or E — unlisted combination); Cohen 1; Hess-Leu Auktion (2 April 1958), lot 349 (same dies). EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 10], ($12,500)

936. PERTINAX. 193 AD. /E Sestertius (25.71 gm). IMP. CAES. P. HELV PERTINAX AVG, laureate head right / LIB AVG T-R Ρ COS II, S-C across field, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 18; BMCRE 39; Woodward, "The Coinage of Pertinax," NumChron 1957, pi. xi, 4 (this coin); Cohen 25. Near EF, dark green to almost black patina. [See color plate 16]. ($10,000) Ex Henry Piatt Hall Collection, Part II (Glendining's, 16-21 November 1950), lot 1653; Percy Barron Collection (Jacob Hirsch Auktion 30,11 May 1911), lot 1046; Robert Carfrae Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 8 July 1901), lot 159.

933. PERTINAX. 193 AD. AR Denarius (3.40 gm). IMP CAES Ρ HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right / AEQVIT AVG TR Ρ COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC TV la; BMCRE 15; RSC 2. Lightly toned, choice EF. ($3000)

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TRITON II A Rare Didius Julianius Denarius

939. PESCENNIUS NIGER. 193-194. AR Denarius (3.35 gm). Antioch mint. IMP CAES C [PESCEN NIJGER IVSTI A, laureate head right / IOVIPR-A-E ORBIS, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC IV 43 var.; BMCRE 303 var. (same obverse die as pi. 13,15); RSC 41 variety. EF, very rare type. ($3000)

937. DIDIUS JULIANUS. 193 AD. AR Denarius (3.15 gm). IMP CAES M DID rVLIAN AVG, laureate head right / Ρ M TR Ρ COS, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 2; BMCRE 6; A. M. Woodward, "The Coinage of Didius Julianus a n d his Family," NumChron 1961, pl. VI, 6; RSC 10.

Lightly toned, superb EF. Rare.

($7500)

940. PESCENNIUS NIGER. 193-194. AR Denarius (3.46 gm). Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVSTI AV, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / SAECVLI [FELICITJ-AS, seven stars above a crescent. RIC IV 73b var.; BMCRE 312 var. (same obverse die as pi. 13,15); RSC 64 variety. Near EF, reverse off center. Perfectly centered obverse with a complete legend and very unusual as such. ($2000)

938. PESCENNIUS NIGER. 193-194. AR Denarius (3.04 gm). Caesarea in Cappadocia mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / IVSTI-TIA AVGVST, Justitia-Providentia standing left, holding sceptre in left hand. Bland, Burnett and Bendall, "The Mints of Pescennius Niger in the Light of Some New Aurei," in NumChron 1987, pg. 80, a (this coin) = Van Heesch, "Les Ateliers Monétaires de Pescennius Niger," in Revue Beige 1978, 8, pl. 1, 3 (this coin). Toned, good VF, reverse a little off center, small split at edge. Unique variety! ($3500)

941. CLODIUS ALBINUS, Caesar. 193 AD. AR Denarius (2.57 gm). D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head / PROVID A-V-G COS, Providentia standing left, holding wand in right hand over globe and sceptre in left. RIC IV pt.l, lc; BMCRE 41; RSC 55. EF. ($750)

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auktion 11 (29 April 1998), lot 466; Bank Leu AG Auktion 50 (25 April 1990), lot 328; Bank Leu AG Auktion 10 (29 May 1974), lot 219. The denarii of Pescennius Niger are considered rare today, hut a quick revieio of RIC and BMC reveals that the initial issue must have been huge. The variety of obverse and reverse legends seems almost endless. In his review of the denarii of Pescennius Niger ("The Denarii of Pescennius Niger," in The Presidents Address, NumChron 1992, pg. iv-xxii), Buttrey was able to locate 545 specimens, composing 91 different reverse types struck from 303 reverse dies! Although RIC and BMC attribute all of Pescennius' denarii to Antioch, Van Heesch has made a convincing argument that a small series of Pescennius' denarii were actually struck in Caesarea. While the style of the Caesarean denarii is different from the Antioch denarii, the most convincing argument is the fact that the obverse die used on this coin was also used to strike Caesarean drachms that feature a modius with three grain ears and Greek legends on tlie reverse. Four denarii are known from this obverse die; this coin and three SALVTI AVGVSTI denarii that all share the same reverse die.

942. CLODIUS ALBINUS. 195-197 AD. AR Denarius (3.38 gm). Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES D CLO SEP ALB AVG, laureate head right / FIDES LEG-ION COS Π, clasped hands holding legionary eagle. RIC IV 20b; BMCRE 284; RSC 24. Toned, superb EF. Rare this nice. ($1000)

When Pescennius was proclaimed emperor by his troops in 193 AD, he knew his reign as emperor would not be peaceful. He quickly set out to issue huge sums of denarii in his name to pay his troops and to win the loyalty of others. To do this, like so many before him, Pescennius reduced the fineness of his denarii to a point tlwt they were equivalent to the Caesarean drachm. This coin provides a direct link to these events.

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A Very Rare 'Liberalitas‫׳‬ Aureus of Severus 943. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.20 gm). Struck 194 AD. L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP III, laureate head right / VICT AVG TR Ρ II COS II, Victory walking right, carrying palm and wreath. RIC IV 38; BMCRE 72; Hill 62 or 99; Cohen 689. Superb EF. ($6000)

A Very Rare A u r e u s of Septimius Severus

946.

S E P T I M I U S S E V E R U S . 193-211 A D . AV A u r e u s (7.14 g m ) .

Struck 209 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius right / LIBERALIT-AS AVG.G. VI, Septimius, Caracalla and Geta seated left on platform, Liberalitas standing before, officer standing behind, citizen climbing steps of platform. RIC IV 279; BMCRE 352; Hill 1012; Cohen 300. EF. Rare. [See color plate 10]. ($10,000)

A D e n a r i u s of Severus D e p i c t i n g T h e Arcus Severi

944. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.11 gm). Struck 200 AD. SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder / PR-OFEC-T AVG-G FEL, Septimius, holding transverse spear, on horseback galloping right. RIC IV 165c; BMCRE pg. 193 note; Hill 429. EF. Very rare variety. [See color plate 10]. ($7500)

947.

S E P T I M I U S SEVERUS. 193-211 A D . A R D e n a r i u s (2.99

gm). Struck 206 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / COS III Ρ Ρ, triumphal Arch of Septimius of four columns and three arches, surmounted by chariot with six horses between two equestrian statues. RIC TV 259; BMCRE 320; Hill 784; RSC 104. EF. Very rare and one of the finest known specimens of the type. ($3000) 945. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AV Aureus (7.12 gm). Struck 208 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head left / Ρ M TR Ρ XVI COS III Ρ Ρ, Victory seated right, holding palm and resting a shield on her knee, two more shields behind, trophy before. RIC TV 224b; BMCRE pg. 269 note; Hill 954; Cohen 509. Near EF, mount removed, light smoothing above head on the obverse and in the exergue on the reverse. Very rare variety. ($5000)

The Arcus Severi was built by Septimius in 203 to commemorate his vietories over the Parthians. The type was employed on coins to celebrate the fifteenth and tenth anniversaries of Severus and Caracalla respectively.

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952.

J U L I A DOMNA, mother of Caracalla. 211-217 A D . A R

Denarius (3.43 gm). Struck 212 AD. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / MATRIDEVM, Cybele standing left, leaning on column, holding drum in right hand, sceptre in left; lion at her feet. RIC IV 382 (Caracalla); BMCRE 14 (Caracalla); Hill 1329; RSC 137. Superb EF. 948.

($250)

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS & JULIA D O M N A . 193-211 A D . A R

Denarius (3.56 gm). Struck 201 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius right / IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia Domna right. RIC IV 273; BMCRE 342; Hill 518; RSC 3. EF, hairline flan crack. Nice flan for this issue which is notoriously porous. ($1500)

953. JULIA DOMNA, mother of Caracalla. 211-217 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.99 gm). Struck 216 AD. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust right on a crescent / VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, right hand extended, holding sceptre in left. RIC IV 388A (Caracalla); BMCRE 22-23A (Caracalla); Hill 1536; RSC 211. Superb EF. ($300)

949. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (2.99 gm). Struck 207 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PROVIDENTIA, facing head of Medusa, serpents and wings in hair. RIC IV 285; BMCRE 356; Hill 866; RSC 590. VF. Very Rare. ($1000)

A Magnificent Aureus of Caracalla

950. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius (3.66 gm). Struck 197 AD. Laodicea mint. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP Vim, laureate head right / Ρ M TR Ρ V COS Π Ρ Ρ, Sol standing facing, head left, right hand raised and holding whip in left. RIC IV 493; BMCRE 463; RSC 433. Toned FDC. ($300)

A Superb Aureus of Julia Domna

954. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AV Aureus (7.21 gm). Struck 199 AD. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PONTI-FE-X TR ΡII, Caracalla standing left in military attire, holding Victory on a globe in right hand, sceptre in left; captive at his feet left. RIC IV 27b; BMCRE 152 (same dies); Hill 398; Cohen 405. Choice EF, high-relief portrait. [See color plate 10]. ($10,000)

AV 951.

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JULIA D O M N A , wife of Septimius Severus. D i e d 217 A D .

AV Aureus (7.09 gm). Struck 194 AD. IVLIA DO-MNA AVG, draped bust right / VENERI. VICTR, Venus standing right, back to viewer, half draped, holding apple and sceptre. RIC IV 536 (Septimius Severus); BMCRE 48 (Septimius Severus); Hill 100; Cohen 193. Lustrous, superb EF. [See color plate 10]. ($7500) 164


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A 'Circus M a x i m u s ‫׳‬ Sestertius of Caracalla; A H i g h l i g h t O f A n y Collection 955. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. Mounted AV Aureus (9.92 gm, total weight). Struck 202 AD. ANTON Ρ AVG PON TR Ρ V COS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, conjoined busts of Septimius and Domna right; Septimius is radiate and draped, Domna is diademed and draped on a crescent. RIC IV 59a; BMCRE 389; Hill 543; Cohen—. Fine, mounted in a contemporary gold mount, still wearable. ($3000)

A S u p e r b Caracalla A u r e u s

956. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AV Aureus (7.21 gm). Struck 209 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF TR Ρ ΧΠ COS ΠΙ, Mars walking left, holding branch in right hand, trophy in left. RIC IV 109a; BMCRE pg. 358 * var.; Hill 1058 var.; Cohen—. Lustrous, superb EF. Very rare variety. [See color plate 10]. ($10,000)

957. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius (3.49 gm). Struck 202 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / ADVENT AVGG, galley sailing left. RIC IV 120; BMCRE 267; Hill 561; RSC 3. Choice EF. Scarce type. ($250)

958. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. JE Sestertius (23.34 gm). Struck 213 AD. M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ρ M TR Ρ XVI. IMP II above, COS ΙΠΙ Ρ Ρ SC in two lines in exergue, view of the Circus Maximus, arcade of 12 arches (the Duodecim Portae) in front with large arch to right, two other arches left and right surmounted by quadriga, temple of Sol along back wall; within from left to right, meta, equestrian statue of Trajan, obelisk of Augustus, shrine of Cybele, column, meta, and three racing quadriga. RIC IV 500a; BMCRE 251; Hill 1372; Hill, Monuments, 73; Cohen 236; Platt-Hall 1720 (same reverse die). Near EF, choice dark green patina. Very rare and one of the classic Roman rarities. [See color plate 16]. ($25,000)

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TRITON II An Extremely Rare As of Plautilla

959. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. iE Dupondius (11.67 gm). Struck 215 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate head right / Ρ M TR Ρ XVIII COS IIII Ρ Ρ, S-C across field, Aesculapius standing facing, head left, holding serpent-entwined sceptre in left hand; globe at his feet to right. RIC IV 549b; BMCRE 291 note; Hill 1451; Cohen 305. Good VF, attractive green patina. ($600)

962.

PLAUTILLA, wife of Caracalla. iE A s (11.04 g m ) . S t r u c k 203

AD. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right, holding sceptre and child. RIC IV 581 (Caracalla) = BMCRE 804 (Septimius and Caracalla) and pi. 48, 7 (same dies); Hill 595; Cohen 19. Good VF, green patina. Extremely Rare. ' ($6000)

963. GETA, as Caesar. 207 AD. AR Quinarius (1.10 gm). P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / NOBILITAR, Nobilitas standing right, holding sceptre in right hand, palladium in right. RIC IV 48a; BMCRE 455; Hill 825; RSC 93. Toned VF, surfaces slightly porous. Very Rare. ($750)

960. CARACALLA. 198-217 AD. JE As (9.73 gm). Struck 216 AD. M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ρ M TR Ρ XVIIII COS IIII Ρ Ρ, SC in exergue, radiate lion walking left with thunderbolt in mouth. RIC IV 564c; BMCRE 305 note; Hill—; Cohen 371. Near EF, attractive green patina. Very nice. ($1000) A very rare variety that the authors of BMC loere unable to confirm existed!

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964. GETA. 209-212. iE Dupondius (15.52 gm). Struck 211 AD. Ρ SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, radiate head right / FORT RED TR Ρ III COS II Ρ Ρ, SC in exergue, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left; wheel under throne. RIC IV 173a; BMCRE 270 note; Mazzini 61 (this coin); Hill 1252; Cohen 55. Good VF, red patina, reverse double struck. ($600) Ex Mazzini Collection,

961.

no.61.

965. MACRINUS. 217-218 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.93 gm). IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind / IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, sceptre in left; small figure at his feet to left. RIC IV 77; BMCRE 19; RSC 38b. Good VF. Rare denomination for Macrinus. ($300)

PLAUTILLA, wife of Caracalla. 202 A D . A R D e n a r i u s (2.89

gm). Laodicea mint. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right / CONCO-R-DIAE, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, double cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 370 (Caracalla); BMCRE 734; RSC 7. Attractively toned, superb EF. ($500)

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TRITON II An interesting reverse die that has had the entire reverse legend reçut over top of the same legend, only slightly further to the right. Traces of nearly all the original letters are visible, most notably there is a strong V left of the first V, a Τ under the C, an Ο under the T, an A left of the first A and an Ν left of the first N. These features are also clearly present on the BM specimen, so it is not double struck but actually a feature of the die. Do exampies exist from this die with only the first cutting of the letters?

970. ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AR Denarius (3.08 gm). Struck 218-219 AD. Antioch mint. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / FELICITAS around, TEMP in exergue, galley with seven oarsmen right. RIC IV 188; BMCRE 277; RSC 27a. EF. ($300)

966. DIADUMENIAN, as Caesar. 217-218 AD. AR Denarius (3.34 gm). M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed, draped bust right / PRINC IWENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing left, head right, holding standard in right hand and sceptre in left; two Standards behind. RIC IV 102; BMCRE 87; RSC 3. Toned, superb EF, very ($1000) light scratch before face.

967. DIADUMENIAN, as Caesar. 217-218 AD. JE Sestertius (26.31 gm). M OPEL ANTONINVS DIADVMENIANVS CAES, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right / PRINC IVVENTVTIS, SC in exergue, Diadumenian standing left, head right, holding standard in right hand and sceptre in left; legionary eagle and standard behind. RIC IV 211; BMCRE 149; Cohen 7. Nice VF, attractive brown ($4000) patina. Very Rare.

971. ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AR Denarius (3.49 gm). Struck 218-219 AD. Antioch mint. ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / SANCT DEO SOLI, ELAGABAL in exergue, quadriga right bearing stone of Emesa upon which is an eagle; four parasols around. RIC IV 195; ($1000) BMCRE 284; RSC 268. EF. Rare type.

968. ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AV Aureus (6.34 gm). Struck 218-219 AD. IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / VICTOR ANTO-NINI AVG, Victory walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. RIC IV 151; BMCRE 121; Cohen 292. Lustrous, superb EF. Rare. [See color plate 10]. ($7500)

972. JULIA PAULA, wife of Elagabalus. 219-220 AD. JE Sestertius (22.66 gm). IVLIA PAVLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA, SC in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, double cornucopiae in left; star in left field. RIC IV 381 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 415; Cohen 8. EF, choice, glossy dark green patina under light encrustation, reverse slightly double struck. Very Rare. ($6000)

969. ELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AV Aureus (6.78 gm). Struck 218-219 AD. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. RIC IV154; BMCRE 30, pi. 85, 14 (same dies); Cohen 288. EF. Rare. [See color plate 11], ($6000) 167


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973.

DIVA J U L I A MAESA, grandmother of Elagabalus. D i e d

223 AD. AR Denarius (3.33 gm). Memorial issue struck by Severus Alexander circa 225 AD. DIVA MAESA AVG, draped bust right / CONSE-CRATIO, Maesa, veiled and holding sceptre, seated left on peacock flying upward to the right. RIC IV 378 (Alexander); BMCRE 217 (Alexander); RSC 3. Lightly toned, good VF. Very Rare. ($1250)

974.

SEVERUS

ALEXANDER,

as Caesar. 222-235 A D .

976. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. AV Aureus (5.31 gm). Struck 226 AD. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ρ M TR Ρ V COS II Ρ Ρ, Mars advancing right, carrying spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder. RIC IV 52; BMCRE 352 var. (seen from behind); Cohen 280. Choice EF. Very Rare. ($5000)

AR

Denarius (3.43 gm). Struck after July 10th, 221 under Elagabalus. M AVR ALEXANDER CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind / INDVLGENTIA AVG, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left. RIC IV 2; BMCRE 264 (Elagabalus); RSC 65. EF, reverse strike a little weak on the high points. ($750)

977. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. AV Aureus (6.17 gm). Struck 231 AD. IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / VICTO-R-IA AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. RIC IV 211; BMCRE 699; Cohen 555. FDC, fully lustrous. Very Rare. [See color plate 11]. ($7500)

An Unpublished Aureus of Severus Alexander

975. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. AV Aureus (6.45 gm). Struck 226 AD. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Ρ M TR Ρ V COS II Ρ Ρ, LIB AVG ΙΠ in exergue, Severus seated left on curale chair on platform, extending right hand and attended by Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae; before him standing right, a citizen holding out folds of toga to receive emperor's generosity. RIC IV—; BMCRE—; Triton I (2-3 December 1997), lot 1567 var. (same reverse die, obverse draped and cuirassed and seen from the front); Cohen—. Nice EF. Unpublished and a unique variety. [See color plate 11]. ($15,000) This extremely rare type, apparently previously unrecorded in gold, commemorates the emperor's third liberalitas (LIB AVG III) which took place early in 226 AD. It forms part of the special 'consulship' issue of this year celebrating Alexander's assumption of his second chief magistracy on January 1. The issue comprises types depicting the emperor in a quadriga (the ceremonial processus), a standing figure of Liberalitas, and the actual scene of the emperor's distribution of largess. Prior to the appearance of the aureus in Triton I, the 'distribution scene' was known solely from a bronze medallion, the only aureus recorded being of the 'quadriga' type (cf. RIC 56). The scene is the conventional one, with the emperor seated on a curule chair atop a high platform about to bestozv his benevolence upon a diminutive figure, representing the citizenry, who mounts the steps before him. The whole scene is presided over by a standing figure of the goddess Liberalitas hovering in the background, presumably making sure that the accounts are being properly kept.

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978. SEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-235 AD. Λ Sestertius (17.24 gm). Struck 224 AD. IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IOVI VLTORI [Ρ] M TR Ρ [III COS Ρ Ρ], [SC] in exergue, hexastyle temple, within which is seated a statue of Jupiter, temple flanked by covered arcades enclosing an open space with entrance in the front. RIC IV 412; BMCRE 208* (same dies); Cohen 103. Near VF, dark green patina, surfaces heavily smoothed, some of the obverse legend strengthened. Extremely rare, only a few traceable examples. ($6000)

981.

DIVA PAULINA, wife of Maximinus I. 235-238 A D . A R

Denarius (3.17 gm). DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing with tail spread. RIC IV 1; BMCRE 135 (Maximinus); RSC 1. Near EF. ($750)

982.

DIVA PAULINA, wife of Maximinus I. 235-238 A D . A R

Denarius (2.48 gm). DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, Paulina, holding sceptre and raising hand, seated left on peacock flying right to heaven. RIC IV 2; BMCRE 127 (Maximinus); RSC 2. EF. ($750)

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Although her name is not mentioned by any of the ancient writers, the numismatic evidence is quite sufficient to prove that Paulina was the wife of Maximinus I (235-238 AD) and probably the mother of the Caesar Maximus. A provincial bronze issue from the Cilician mint of Anazarbus actually bears a date corresponding to the year 235/236 AD. Like her Roman issues, the Anazarbus coin is posthumous, but it does accord her the imperial title of Augusta suggesting that she was still alive at the time of her husband's accession but died shortly afterward. The single surviving stone inscription in which she is mentioned (CIL χ. 5054) gives a fuller version of her name and titles, Diva Caecilia Paulina Pia Augusta.

979.

JULIA M A M A E A , mother of Severus Alexander. 222-235

AD. JE Sestertius (23.45 gm). Struck 224 AD. IVLIA MAMA-EA AVGVSTA, draped and diademed bust right / VENERI FELICI, S-C across field, Venus standing right, holding sceptre in right hand, cupid in left. RIC IV 694 (Alexander); BMCRE 190 (Alexander); Cohen 62. EF, attractive red and brown patina. ($750)

983.

DIVA PAULINA, wife of Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. JE

Sestertius (18.85 gm). DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right / CONSECRATIO, S C low across field, Paulina, holding sceptre and raising hand, seated left on peacock flying right to heaven. RIC IV 3; BMCRE 129 (Maximinus); Cohen 3. Good VF, choice green patina. ($2000)

980. MAXIMINUS I. 235-238 AD. JE Dupondius (13.66 gm). Struck 236-238 AD. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / PAX AVGVSTI, S-C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC IV 82; BMCRE 153-154; Cohen 40. Good VF, attractive dark green patina. ($300)

984. GORDIAN I. 238 AD. AR Denarius (3.60 gm). IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / ROMA-Ε AETERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC IV 4; BMCRE 8; RSC 8. EF. ($2500) 169


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985. GORDIAN II. 238 AD. AR Denarius (3.28 gm). IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from behind / VICTO-RIA AVGG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. RIC IV 2; BMCRE 28; RSC 12. Toned EF, light verdigris on reverse (should be easily removable). Rare. ($3000) 990. GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. AV Aureus (5.02 gm). Struck 240 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ρ M TR Ρ II COS Ρ Ρ, Gordian, togate and veiled, standing left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over altar, holding a wand in his left hand. RIC IV 73; Cohen 214. Choice EF. ($5000)

986. BALBINUS. 238 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.85 gm). IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, clasped hands. RIC IV 12; BMCRE 74; RSC 17. EF. ($500) 991. GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. AV Aureus (5.37 gm). Struck 241 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ρ M TR Ρ Π-Π COS II Ρ Ρ, Gordian in military attire standing right, holding spear in right hand, globe in left. RIC IV 105; Cohen 252. EF, light reddish toning in fields, few light scratches on obverse and reverse. ($3500) 987. BALBINUS. 238 AD. AR Denarius (3.31 gm). IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/ DECENNA/LIBVS, legend in three lines in laurel wreath. RIC TV—; BMCRE 6; RSC 32. EF. The rarest of Balbinus‫ ׳‬denarii!

A Rare Bi-Metallic Medallion of Gordian III

($2000)

988. PUPIENUS. 238 AD. R Sestertius (17.73 gm). IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / CONCORDIA AVGG, SC in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, double cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 20; BMCRE 43; Cohen 7. Good VF, dark green patina, light surface marks. ($1250)

992. GORDIAN III. 238-244 AD. Bi-Metallic Medallion (51.54 gm). Struck 241 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding victory on globe in right hand, eagle-tipped sceptre in left / PONTIFEX MAX TR Ρ ΠΠ, COS Π Ρ Ρ in exergue, Gordian, holding palm in right hand, sceptre in left, standing in facing quadriga being led by Mars and Roma; Victory standing next to Gordian and placing a wreath on his head. Cf. Gnecchi pi. 105, 4 (bust right); Cohen 292; Froehner pg. 183. Good VF, dark brown to almost black patina, outer-ring broken from 5:00 to 7:00. Very Rare. ($7500)

989. GORDIAN III, as Caesar. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (3.47 gm). M ANT GORDIANVS CAES, bare-headed and draped bust right / PIETAS AVGG, augur's wand, sacrificial knife, patera, sacrificial jug, simpulum and sprinkler. RIC IV 1; BMCRE 62 (Balbinus and Pupienus); RSC 182. EF. ($500)

This interesting bi-metallic medallion was probably given out during Gordian's procession through Rome on the occasion of his second consulate in 241.

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An Unpublished Trajan Decius Aureus

996. TRAJAN DECIUS. 249-251 AD. AV Aureus (4.49 gm). IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECTVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding staff surmounted by an ass‫ ׳‬head. RIC IV—; Hunter—; Cohen—. EF, lustrous, weakly struck on the reverse. Unpublished aureus with this combination of obverse legend and reverse type. ($5000)

993. PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.82 gm). Struck 249 AD. Antioch mint. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Ρ M TR Ρ VI CO Ρ Ρ, radiate lion walking left. Cf. RIC 80 (lion right); cf. RSC 157 (lion right). EF. Apparently unpublished! ($1000)

994. PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. JE Sestertius (18.96 gm). Struck 246 AD. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Ρ M TR Ρ III COS Ρ Ρ, S-C across field, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 149a; Cohen 125. Nice EF, choice mottled green and black patina. Very attractive. ($500)

997. TRAJAN DECIUS. 249-251 AD. JE Double Sestertius (36.31 gm). IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / FELICITAS SAECVLI, S-C across field, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding long caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left. RIC IV 115a; Cohen 39. Good VF, dark green patina. ($2000)

995. PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. JE As (10.55 gm). IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / PAX AETERNA, S-C across field, Pax standing facing, head left, holding palm-branch in right hand, transverse sceptre in left. RIC IV 184b; Cohen 106. Near EF, dark green patina. ($200)

998. TRAJAN DECIUS. 249-251 AD. JE Double Sestertius (43.49 gm). IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / FELICITAS SAECVLI, S-C across field, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC IV 115c; Cohen 40. Good VF, green patina. ($3000)

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The double sestertius denomination was introduced by Decius in response to declining weights in the aes coinage. The innovation was not continued under his successors, with the exception ofPostumus' double sestertii.

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999. TRAJAN DECIUS. 249-251 AD. JE Sestertius (18.35 gm). IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VOTIS/DECENNA/LIBVS, legend in three lines, SC below; all within laurel wreath. RIC IV 110a; Hunter 31 var.; Cohen 130. EF, glossy dark brown patina with traces of red. Very attractive. ($500)

1003. GALLIENUS. 253-268 AD. AV Aureus (3.45 gm). Sole Reign, 260-268 AD. Rome mint. IMP GALLIENVS Ρ F AVG, radiate head right / AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding globe in left hand; Γ in left field. RIC V pt. 1,—; Hunter pg. lxii. E F / g o o d VF, light surface marks on obverse. Rare. [See color plate 11]. ($3000)

An Exceptional Sestertius of Herennia Etruscilla

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1004. GALLIENUS. 253-268 AD. Antoninianus (2.85 gm). Siscia mint. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, and cuirassed bust right / SISCIA AVG, Siscia seated left on bank of the river Savus, with open arms, river n y m p h swimming left in river below. RIC V pt, 1; 582; RSC 976; Cunetio—; Normanby—. EF, with traces of original silvering. The rarest Gallienus reverse type, with fewer than 15 traceable specimens. ($1000)

H E R E N N I A ETRUSCILLA, wife of Trajan Decius. JE

Sestertius (17.60 gm). HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and d r a p e d bust right / PVDICITIA AVG, SC in exergue, Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from head with right hand and long transverse sceptre in left. RIC IV 136b (Trajan Decius); Cohen 22. EF, choice dark green patina under light earthen highlights. An all originai sestertius! ($2000)

A slightly different variety than the specimen that appeared in our Sale 40, which had the river nymph swimming to the right.

1001. VOLUSIAN. 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.96 gm). IMP CAE C V1B VOLVSLANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / VOTIS/DECENNA/LIBVS, legend in three lines in laurel wreath. RIC IV—; RSC 139 (unpriced). EF. Extremely Rare! ($750) 1005. POSTUMUS. 259-268 AD. JE Double Sestertius (14.02 gm). IMP C M CASS LATT POSTVMV F AG (sic), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICT-OR-IA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left, trampling captive. RIC V pt. 2,169 var.; Bastien 194 (same dies). Near EF, light golden brown patina. Very nice and the finest known example of Bastien 194. ($750) LOT 172


TRITON II Very Rare Postumus Sestertius Variety

Extremely Rare Aurelian As

1006. POSTUMUS. 259-268 AD. JE Sestertius (12.05 gm). Lugdunum mint. IMP C PO-STVMVS P F AVG, laureate and draped bust left, right hand raised / Ρ M TR P [CO]S II Ρ Ρ, Postumus standing left, holding globe in right hand, spear in left. RIC V pt. 2, 107; Bastien 117a (same dies); Cohen 255. Good VF, weak strike in centers, pale grayish-green patina. Very rare bust type. ($2500)

1010. AURELIAN. 270-275 AD. JE As (7.81 gm). Struck 274 AD. Rome mint. SOL DOM IMP ROMANI, radiate and draped bust facing, slightly left, four horses galloping below / AVRELIANVS AVG CONS, Aurelian standing left, sacrificing from patera over tripod, holding transverse sceptre in left hand; S. RIC V pt. 1, 321 (Serdica mint); Gobi 151m (same obverse die); Cohen 17. Near VF, dark slate green patina, fields smoothed. Extremely Rare! ($2500)

1011. AURELIAN. 270-275 AD. Antoninianus (3.35 gm). Serdica mint. IMP C AVRELIANVS INVICTVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / RESTITVT OR-BIS, Aurelian standing left, holding seeptre in right hand, receiving wreath from Victory w h o is standing right; * / Κ Α · Γ · . RIC V pt.l, 301; Gobi pi. 119, 261z; Cohen 199. EF, glossy brown patina. Very rare obverse legend. ($250)

1007. POSTUMUS. 259-268 AD. JE D u p o n d i u s (11.08 gm). "Atelier II." IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / DIANAE LV-CI-FERAE, Diana standing right, holding torch in both hands. RIC V pt. 2,—; Bastien— (but see pi. XLVI, 284a for the same obverse die). VF, tan and green patina. Apparently an unpublished reverse type for Postumus' bronze coinage. ($750)

1012. AURELIAN & VABALATHUS. 271-272 AD. Antoninianus (4.24 gm). Antioch mint. IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right; E below / VABALATHVS VCRIMDR, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, seen from behind. RIC V pt. 1, 381; Cohen 1. Choice EF, glossy dark brown surfaces. ($200)

1008. MARIUS. 269 AD. Antoninianus (2.78 gm). Cologne mint. IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICT-O-RI-A AVG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC V pt. 2, 17; Schulzki 8; cf. Gilljam pi. 7, 38ff; Elmer 639; Cunetio 2508. Near EF. ($300)

1009. CLAUDIUS GOTHICUS. 268-270 AD. Antoninianus (3.19 gm). Rome mint. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower in right hand and raising hem of skirt with left. RIC V pt. 1,102; Cohen 281. FDC, fully silvered. Rare this choice. ($200)

1013. VABALATHUS. 271-272 AD. A n t o n i n i a n u s (3.11 gm). Antioch mint. EM C VHABALATHVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right / VICTORI-A AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm; star in left field. RIC V pt. 2, 6; Cohen 6. EF, dark olive-green patina, obverse double struck. ($750) 173


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An Important Aureus of Tacitus

1017. PROBUS. 276-282 AD. JE As (7.91 gm). Rome mint. IMP C M AVR PROBVS Ρ AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Probus standing right, holding spear in right hand, globe in left. RIC V pt. 2, 301; Cohen 838. Good VF, attractive green patina. Very rare denomination for Probus. ($1000)

1014. TACITUS. 275-276 AD. AV Aureus (4.27 gm). Rome mint. IMP C M C L TA-CITVS Ρ AVG, laureate, d r a p e d and cuirassed bust right / ROMAE AE-TERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC V pt. 1, 74; Cohen 112. Lustrous EF. [See color plate 11]. ($10,000)

1018. PROBUS. 276-282 AD. JE Quinarius (1.61 gm). Rome mint. IMP PROBVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VICTOR-IA GERM, two captives seated at base of trophy. RIC V pt. 2, 274; Cohen 774. EF, glossy brown surfaces. Rare denomination. ($1000)

1015. TACITUS. 275-276 AD. Antoninianus (3.84 gm). Ticinum mint. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTO-RIA G-OTTHI, Victory standing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left; P. RIC V pt. 1, 172; Estiot 1552; Cohen 157. EF, glossy brown patina. Scarce type. ($250)

1019. PROBUS. 276-282 AD. Antoninianus (4.17 gm). Cyzicus mint. VIRTVS PR-OBI AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over right shoulder; shield, decorated with horseman, on left arm / ADVEN-TVS PROBI AVG, Probus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left hand; captive below horse's raised foreleg. RIC V pt. 2, 904; Cohen 69. Superb EF, glossy brown patina, expressive portrait. ($200)

1016. FLORIAN. 275-276 AD. Antoninianus (4.16 gm). Ticinum mint. IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PACATOR ORBIS, Sol walking right, right hand extended, holding whip in left hand; III. RIC V pt. 1, 7 (Lugdunum); Estiot 2641-2644; Cohen 47. Choice EF, underlying siivering. ($200)

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C A R U S & C A R I N U S . 282-283 A D . A n t o n i n i a n u s (3.42 g m ) .

Lugdunum mint. CARVS ET CARINVS AVGG, conjoined busts of Carus and Carinus; Carus is radiate and cuirassed, Carinus is draped / SAECVLI FELICITAS, Carus standing right, holding spear in right hand, globe in left; D. RIC V pt. 2,141, pi. vii, 2 (same dies); Cohen 9. Near EF/VF, dark brown patina, a few rough spots. Very Rare. ($1250)

A Very Rare Aureus of Carus; 'Deo Et Domino Caro Avg‫׳‬

A Medallion of Carinus, as Caesar

1020. CARUS. 282-283 AD. AV Aureus (4.93 gm). Siscia mint. DEO ET DOMINO CARO AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTO-RIA AVG, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in right hand, trophy over left shoulder. RIC V pt. 2, 96; Cohen 86. Superb EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 11]. ($20,000)

1023. CARINUS, as Caesar. JE Medallion (20.19 gm). Ticinum mint. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / MO-NETA AV-GG, the three Monetae standing facing, heads left, each holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left, small pile of coins at their right feet. Gnecchi pi. 122, 8; Pink, "Die Medaillonprägung unter Carus und Seinen Söhnen," in ANS Centennial Publication, pg. 556, 6a; Cohen 58. Near EF, brown patina, surfaces smoothed. Very Rare. ($3000)

Same reverse die as lot 1024. In the spring of283 AD, Carus and Numerian fought successful campaigns against the Sarmatians and Quadi on the Danube. To pay the officers an extensive gold coinage was struck at Siscia, Carus' headquarters, that included both aurei and multiples. The unusual obverse legend was first used by Aurelian on antoniniani struck at Serdica (RIC 306) and later by Probus, also at Serdica (RIC 885), on antoniniani. It is possible that by 283, 'Deo et Domino' had become a military acclamation that had little to do with divinity.

For the greater part of the 3rd century, the standard reverse type for the bronze medallions was the 'Très Monetae', representing the work of the mint in its three different branches — asL·. argentum. and aurum (bronze, silver, and gold). Moneta was the presiding goddess of the Roman mint and is depicted holding a pair of scales, symbolic of the care taken to maintain the integrity of the currency. This deity made her first appearance on the Roman imperial coinage under Domitian, though her head had already occurred on several denarius types of the late Republic.

A Rare Aureus of Carinus, as Caesar

1021. CARUS. 282-283 AD. Antoninianus (4.04 gm). Siscia mint. IMP C M AVR CARVS Ρ F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / FIDES MI-LITVM, Fides standing facing, holding two standards; P/XXI. RIC V. pt. 2102; Cohen 31. Superb EF, beautiful glossy brown patina with traces of original silvering. ($250)

1024. CARINUS, as Caesar. 282-283 AD. AV Aureus (4.23 gm). Siscia mint. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTO-RIA AVG, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in right hand, trophy over left shoulder. RIC V pt. 2,190; Cohen 139. Good VF, light toning. Very Rare. [See color plate 11]. ($7500) Same reverse die as lot 1020.

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1025. CARINUS. 283-285 AD. 7E Denarius (2.13 gm). Rome mint. IMP CARINVS Ρ F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PAX AVGG, Pax walking left, holding branch in right hand, sceptre in left. Cf. RIC V pt. 2, 273; cf. Cohen 67. EF, glossy dark brown surfaces. Very rare denomination. ($1250) 1028. DIVUS NIGRINIAN. Circa 285 AD. Antoninianus (4.10 gm). Rome mint. DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate, half-length bust right / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head left; KAA. RIC V pt. 2, 472 variety (unrecorded bust type). Near EF, glossy dark brown surfaces with traces of silvering. Extremely Rare. ($3500)

Extremely Rare Billon Denarius of Magnia Urbica

1026.

M A G N I A URBICA, wife of Carinus. 283-285 AD. Billon

Denarius (1.97 gm). L u g d u n u m mint. MAGNIA VR-BICA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / VENVS GE-N-ETRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC V pt. 2, 338 (Carinus); Cohen 12. EF from the standpoint of wear, reverse rough, flan chipped around bottom of reverse. Extremely rare denomination! ($3000)

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1029. DIVUS NIGRINIAN. Circa 285 AD. Antoninianus (3.53 gm). Rome mint. DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate bust right / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head left; RAA. RIC V pt. 2, 472; Cohen 2. Near EF, dark green patina. Rare. ($1500)

M A G N I A URBICA, wife of Carinus. A n t o n i n i a n u s (4.47

1030. NUMERIAN. 283-284 AD. Antoninianus (4.24 gm). Rome mint. IMP C NVMERIANVS Ρ F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing left, holding globe in right hand, sceptre in left, two captives seated at his feet; KAS. RIC V pt. 2, 422; Cohen 121. Superb EF, choice glossy brown patina. ($300)

gm). Ticinum mint. MAGNIA VRBICA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent / VENVS CELEST, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple in right hand, sceptre in left; SXXI. RIC V pt. 2, 345. Choice EF, about 80% original silvering. Attractive. ($750)

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1035.

D I O C L E T I A N , as Senior Augustus. 305-306 A D . JE Follis

(9.16 gm). Serdica mint. D Ν DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch in right hand, mappa in left / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre; S F / A / · S M * S D · . RIC VI 15a. Choice EF, about 60% original silvering. Attractive. ($250)

1031.

J U L I A N of P A N N O N I A . 284-285 A D . A n t o n i n i a n u s (4.13

gm). Siscia mint. IMP C M AVRIVLIANVS P F AVG‫ ׳‬radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / FELICITA-S T-EMPORVM, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus in right hand, sceptre in left; S B/XXI. RIC V pt. 2, 2; Cohen 1. Choice EF, 80% original silvering. Very Nice. ($4000)

1036. DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. AV Aureus (5.47 gm). Struck 286-287 AD. Cyzicus mint. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / FATIS VICTRICIBVS, the Parcae standing facing, holding three cornucopiae and two rudders. RIC V pt. 2,294; Depeyrot 5/5; Cohen 283. Near EF, light scratch above head, other minor marks. ($3000) The Parcae, individually Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, were the daughters of Erebus (Night). The Romans generally referred to them as Fata, or Fate, and together they were responsible for human destiny - the first held the distaff from which the thread of life was woven, the second spun it to the appropriate length, the third cut it at the appointed time. The remarkable reverse legend, FATIS VICTRICIBVS, declares that destiny is left "to the victorious Fates."

1032. CARAUSIUS. 287-293 AD. JE Antoninianus (4.19 gm). "C" mint. IMP C CARAVSIVS Ρ AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / PROVI-DE AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left; S C. RIC V pt. 2, 513 var. (PF AVG). EF, glossy dark brown surfaces. ($300) From the John Jordan

An interesting aside about this coin is that it has been in the consignor's family since it was obtained many years ago by the consignor's grandfather, who was a dentist in the old country. One day a man came in for dental work and presented this coin to be used for the required gold. The grandfather shrewdly substituted different gold and kept the coin which he passed down as a family heirloom.

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A Superb Diocletian Aureus

1033. DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. JE Denarius (2.20 gm). Treveri mint (?). IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, laureate head right / VI-RTV-S AVGG, Diocletian on horseback right, spearing enemy beneath. RIC VI—; H.A. Cahn, "Monnaies de l'Époque de Dioclétien," Münzen und Medaillen Auktion ΧΙΠ (17-19 June 1954) —; Hunter— (see pg. 462, note). Good VF, porous. Unpublished and possibly unique! ($400)

1034. DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. JE Quinarius (1.64 gm). Struck circa 285 AD. Rome mint. IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC V pt. 2,193; Cohen 227. EF, brown surfaces, minor rough spots on reverse. Very Rare. ($750)

1037. DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. AV Aureus (4.62 gm). Struck 286-287 AD. Cyzicus mint. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / IOVI CONSE-RVATORI ORBIS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand, sceptre in left. RIC V pt. 2, 299; Depeyrot 2/3; Cohen 283. Superb EF. ($5000) 177


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1038. DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. AR Argenteus (3.31 gm). Struck 296-298 AD. Carthage mint. DÏOCLETI-ANVS AVG, laureate head right / F ADVEN-T AVG NN, Africa standing facing, holding standard in right h a n d , tusk in left, lion with captured bull at his feet; P. RIC VI 13a; RSC 64. EF, a little rough around the edges. Scarce. ($1000)

1042.

MAXIMIANUS, as Senior Augustus. 305-306 A D . JE Follis

(9.27 gm). Serdica mint. D Ν ΜΑΧΙΜΙΑΝΟ BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch in right hand, m a p p a in left / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre; S F / T / * S M » S D · . RIC VI 14b. Choice EF, about 60% original silvering. Attractive. ($250)

1039. MAXIMIANUS. 286-305 AD. JE Follis (11.15 gm). Struck 301-303 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. IMP MAXIMLANVS Ρ AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over right shoulder / GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left, altar in left field; Β/PLC. Cf. RIC VI95 and 115b (obverse legend); Bastien 201. Choice EF, traces of original siivering. Scarce. ($300)

1043.

MAXIMIANUS, as Senior Augustus. 305-306 A D . JE Follis

(9.27 gm). Cyzicus mint. D Ν ΜΑΧΙΜΙΑΝΟ FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch in right hand, mappa in left / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre; S F / K A / P T R . RIC VI678 (incorrectly attributed to Treveri). EF, about 60% original silvering, surfaces a little rough. ($200)

Two Rare Aurei of Maximianus

Perhaps one of the most unusual issues in the entire follis series. This issue is nearly always attributed to Trier (Treveri), but a comparison of portrait styles and an examination of follis hoards reveals that this issue was not struck in Trier but in Cyzicus. Two officina struck this issue, A and ζ, and the KA in the field between the two figures is actually the mintmark, not the PTR. A look at the coins of Cyzicus (RIC 22-23) shows that the same two officina struck this issue without the PTR also. The appearance of Greek letters on an issue from Trier would be highly unusual. The Senior Augustus issues of Diocletian and Maximianus were struck at every mint currently in operation. Apparently, the first coins of this type were prepared at Trier and examples were sent to the various mints for the individual mints to copy. At Cyzicus, the die engravers copied everything, including the Trier mintmark and put their own mintmark in the field. Eventually someone realized the mistake and new dies were prepared with the mintmark in its proper location.

1040. MAXIMIANUS. 286-305 AD. AV Aureus (5.99 gm). Struck 293-294 AD. Rome mint. MAXIMIA-NVS PF AVG, laureate head right / HERCVLI DEBELLAT, Hercules standing left, battling Lernian Hydra; PROM. RIC V—; Depeyrot 9 / 5 ; Cohen 255; Hunter V, 41/40. Choice EF, much luster in the devices. [See color plate 11]. ($5000)

1044. DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS. Circa 295-296 AD. JE Follis (9.41 gm). Alexandria mint. IMP C L DOMITTVS DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left, eagle at feet left; Γ/ALE. RIC VI 20; Cohen 1; J. Lallemand, "Le monnayage de Domitius Domitianus," RBN 1951, pg. 100, 6 and pl. VI, 13. Good VF, glossy dark green to almost black patina. Well centered with a good strike. Rare. ($1500)

1041. MAXIMIANUS. 286-305 AD. AV Aureus (6.08 gm). Struck 299-300 AD. Ticinum mint. MAXIMIA-NVS Ρ F AVG, laureate head right / VIRTVS MILITVM, camp gate with three turrets in front, two behind; T. RIC VI 8 (R5); Depeyrot 6 / 1 (only two specimens noted). Near EF. Very rare, possibly only the second known example! [See color plate 11], ($5000) Ex Christie's (London, 9 October 1984), lot 148.

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TRITON II A Very Rare Aureus of Constantius I, as Caesar

1048. GALERIUS, as Caesar. 296-303 AD. AV Aureus (5.25 gm). Aquileia mint. MAXIMIA-NVS CAESS, laureate head right / VOT/X/CAESS in three lines within wreath; eagle with wings spread below. RIC VI 5b (same dies); Depeyrot 2/4. Good VF. Very Rare. ($5000)

1045. CONSTANTIUS I, as Caesar. 293-294 AD. AV Aureus (5.07 gm). Treveri mint. CONSTA-NTIVS Ν C, laureate head right / COMES AVGG, Minerva standing right, holding sceptre in right hand, left holding shield set on ground; PT. RIC VI 5; Depeyrot I D / 2 . EF. Very Rare. ($6000)

1049.

GALERIUS, as Caesar. 295 AD. AR A r g e n t e u s (3.25 gm).

Heraclea mint. MAXIMIAN-VS CAESAR, laureate head right / VIRTVS MILITVM, four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets; ΗΔ. RIC VI 8; RSC 220e. Attractively toned EF. ($1000)

1046. CONSTANTIUS I. 305-306 AD. JE Follis (9.60 gm). Aquileia mint. IMP CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield on left / VIRTVS AV-GG ET CAESS Ν Ν, Constantius on galloping horse right, large shield on left arm, spearing a kneeling enemy; a second enemy prosträte on ground; AQS. RIC VI 66a. EF, about 60% original silvering, slightly soft strike in centers, reverse slightly double struck. Rare. ($200)

1050. SEVERUS II, as Caesar. 305-306 AD. JE Follis (9.89 gm). Serdica Mint. FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAESAR, laureate head right / GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left; A / » S M » S D · . RIC VI 13a. Nice EF, about 40% original silvering. ($200)

Very Rare Aureus of Maxentius

1051. MAXENTIUS. 306-312 AD. AV Aureus (5.23 gm). Struck 307-312 AD. Rome mint. MAXENTI-VS P F AVG, laureate head right / CONSERVA-TOR VRBIS SVAE, Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe in right hand, sceptre in left; below seat, shield; PR. RIC VI178; Depeyrot 1 6 / 3 (this coin). Nice VF. Very rare, only a small number of known specimens. [See color plate 11]. ($12,500)

1047. CONSTANTIUS I. 305-306 AD. JE Follis (10.14 gm). Alexandria mint. IMP C CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / HERCVLI VICTORI, Hercules standing facing, head left, holding club set on ground in right hand, apples in left, lion's skin draped over left shoulder; S P / B / A L E . RIC VI 53. Choice EF, nearly full silvering, a few small spots of light encrustation. Very Nice. ($250)

Ex Asta Ceresio 2 (Bank Leu AG & Spink's, 26 September 1988), lot 255.

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TRITON II 1055. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Solidus (4.44 gm). Struck 314-315 AD. Treveri mint. CONSTANTI-NVS Ρ F AVG, laureate head right / VIRTVS AVGVSTI N, Constantine on horseback right, holding shield and spearing enemy; another speared enemy beneath; PTR. RIC VII 34; Depeyrot 20/10; Alföldi 674. EF, tiny scuff on hair and on horse's nose. Rare. ($5000)

1052.

DIVO ROMULUS, son of Maxentius. 310-311 AD. JE Follis

One of the First Solidi Issues

(6.40 gm). Rome mint. IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO ROMVLO Ν V FILIO, bare head of Romulus right / AETERNAE MEMORIAE, domed, hexastyle temple with open door, eagle above; REP. RIC VI 256. Near EF, b r o w n surfaces, light porosity on the reverse. Rare. ($500)

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1056. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Solidus (4.09 gm). Struck 313 AD. Ticinum mint. CONSTAN-TINVS Ρ F AVG, laureate head right / SOLI INVICTO AETERNO AVG, Sol in spread quadriga facing, raising right hand and being crowned by Victory; SMT. RIC VI113; Alföldi 489; Depeyrot 11/2. EF, small scuff in hair. Very rare, and from one of the first issues of solidi minted. [See color plate 12]. ($5000)

LICINIUS I & LICINIUS II, Caesar. 318 AD. JE Follis (3.62

gm). Antioch mint. DD N N IOVII LICINIIINVICT AVG ET CAES, laureate and draped confronted busts of Licinius I on left, and Licinius II on right, together holding trophy with two shields / I O M ET VIRTVTI DD N N AVG ET CAES, Jupiter standing left, leaning on sceptre, in front of trophy, at foot of which sit two captives; SMATE. Cf. RIC V n 50 (Heraclea); P. Bastien, "Coins with a Double Effigy Issued by Licinius at Nicomedia, Cyzicus, and Antioch", NumChron 1973, no.5 and pi. 6, 26; Cohen 3. Good VF, dark brown surfaces. Highly unusual porous free surfaces! Very Rare! ($1000)

Over the course of the first two and a Italf centuries of the Roman Empire, the weight and fineness of the aureus remained relatively stable, with only slight reductions in weight under Nero and again under Caracalla. However, by the second half of the third century AD, the weights fluctated considerably. Constantine remedied this situation in 309 AD by the introduction of the solidus as a new denomination. It was struck at 72 to the pound, and by 324 had all but replaced the aureus as the standard gold coin. The name of the new denomination is thought to have been chosen to emphasize its stability.

Bastien suggests in his article that the double bustfolles of Licinius were probably distributed during Licinius' decennalia on 11 November 317, or at the beginning of his fifth consulship in 318.

1054. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. JE Follis (3.32 gm). Struck 316 AD. L u g d u n u m mint. IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, holding globe / SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe; A-S/PLG. Cf. RIC VII 53; cf. Bastien 604. Good VF, dark green patina. Unpublished ($300) bust type and legend combination.

1057. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Solidus (4.35 gm). Struck 315 AD. Ticinum mint. CONSTAN-TINVS Ρ F AVG, laureate head right / FELIX PROCESSVS COS ΠΠ AVG N, Constantine standing left, holding globe and sceptre; SMT. RIC VII 26; Alföldi 130; Depeyrot 12/1. EF, several small surface marks. [See color plate 12], ($4000)

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1061. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV 9 Siliquae (1.63 gm). Struck 325 AD. Nicomedia mint. D Ν CONSTANHNVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA CONSTANTÏNI AVG, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT/XX in two lines on shield resting on knee and supported by a small Genius; SMN. RIC VII 107 var. (draped and cuirassed); Bastien, Donativa, pg. 79, a; Depeyrot 36/6. Good VF, several small scratches and pin pricks, ex jewelry. Rare. ($1500)

AV 1058. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Aureus (5.06 gm). Struck 310 AD. Thessalonica mint. CONSTANTIN-VS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right / IOVI CONSERV ATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; before, eagle holding wreath in beak; Z/«SM»TS·. RIC VI 44c; Depeyrot 5/4. EF, small scratches in reverse field. ($5000)

1062. HELENA, mother of Constantine I. AR Third Siliqua (1.13 gm). Struck circa 11 May 330 AD. Constantinople mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing necklace of pearls / Large Κ within beaded border. RIC VII—; cf. Mazzini V pl. XXXVIII, 287 (Constantine II); RSC—. Toned EF. Extremely Rare. ($2000)

1059. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Solidus (4.51 gm). Struck 324 AD. Thessalonica mint. Diademed head right, looking upward / CONSTANTINVS AVG, Victory seated left, holding small Victory and cornucopiae; shield behind her; SMTSE. RIC VII 131; Depeyrot 10/1; Alföldi 45. Lustrous, near EF, three small marks in hair. Rare. [See color plate 12], ($6000)

Probably a donative issue struck for the Constantine's new capital city in May 330.

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An Impressive Constantine I Gold Medallion 1063. HANNIBALLIANUS. 335-337 AD. 7E Follis (1.63 gm). Constantinople mint. FL ANNIBALIANO REGI, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SE-CVRITAS PVBLICA, river-god Euphrates reclining right; CONS. RIC VII 145; LRBC 1035. Nice VF, black patina. ($400) Hanniballianus was a nephew of Constantine the Great and was given the title of Nobilissimus by his uncle. He was appointed prefect ofCappadocia and Armenia, and he governed these provinces with the title of Rex from 335 AD.

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1060. CONSTANTINE I. 307-337 AD. AV Medallion of 1 1/2 Solidi (6.65 gm). Struck 327 AD. Thessalonica mint. Diademed head right, looking upward / GLORIA CONS-TANTINI AVG, Constantine walking right, holding spear and trophy; captive seated on either side; SMTS. RIC VII 163; Bastien, Donativo, pg. 79, c; Gnecchi pi. 7, 5; Toynbee pl. VI, 3. Good VF, evidence of slight die deterioration in hair and on jaw. Rare and impressive. [See color plate 12], ($15,000) Constantine's upward gaze, so apt for the first Christian emperor, iconographically derives from Alexander the Great's portraiture. Eusebius refers to this attribute on various of Constantine's gold coins, indicating it as a posture of prayer to God.

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TRITON II An Extremely Rare Silver Medallion of Constantine II, as Caesar

1064. CONSTANTINE II, as Caesar. 336-337 AD. AR Medallion of 4 Siliquae (13.02 gm). Arelate mint. CAESAR, bare head right / XX within wreath; CONST. RIC VII 411; Depeyrot, Aries, 52/2; Bastien, Donativa, pg. 81, h; Gnecchi pi. 33, 16 (Constantius Gallus); RSC 280Ad. Toned, good VE Extremely Rare. [See color plate 12]. ($25,000)

1067. CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. AV Solidus (4.50 gm). Struck 340350 AD. Aquileia mint. CONSTANS AVGVSTVS, laurel and rosettediademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; all enclosed within wreath / VICTORIAE DD N N AVGG, two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield between them inscribed VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines; all enclosed within wreath; SMAQ. RIC VIII 45; Depeyrot 4/2. FDC. ($1500)

Gnecchi and earlier scholars attributed this rare medallion to Constantius Gallus (351-354 AD), Caesar under Constantius II. More recently, scholars such as Bruun, Depeyrot, Bastien and King correctly place the issue under Constantine II, as Caesar, circa 336-337. The XX of the reverse refers to the vows taken for Constantine II's vicennalia celebrated in 337, and since Gallus only held power for three years, it is not logical tlwt this is an issue struck under him.

1065. CONSTANTINE II, as Caesar. 330 AD. AV Solidus (4.43 gm). Constantinople mint. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / CONSTANTI-NVS CAESAR, Victory running left, holding wreath and palm; CONS*. RIC VII 47 var. (CONS); Depeyrot 3 / 2 variety (same). EF, scuff on back of head. Unpublished variety. ($2000)

1068. CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. AV Solidus (4.31 gm). Struck 343-344 AD. Treveri mint. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA DD NN AVGG, Victory standing left, holding trophy and palm; TR. RIC VIII122; Depeyrot 4/3. EF. ($1500)

1069. CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. AV Solidus (4.46 gm). Struck 345 AD. Treveri mint. CONSTANTI-VS AVGVSTVS, pearldiademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG, two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield between them inscribed VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in four lines; TR. RIC VIII132; Depeyrot 6/1. FDC. ($1500)

1066. CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. AV Solidus (4.39 gm). Struck 345 AD. Treveri mint. CONSTANS AVGVSTVS, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG, two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield between them inscribed VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines; TR. RIC VIII 135; Depeyrot 6/3. FDC. ($1500) 182


TRITON II Extremely Rare Miliarense of Decentius, Caesar

A Rare Solidus Issue of Constantius II

1070. CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. AV Solidus (4.49 gm). Struck 355-361 AD. Siscia mint. FL IVL CONSTAN-TTVS PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with rosette / GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, the former facing, the latter turned to the left, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT/XXXV/MVLT/XXXX in four lines; SMSISu. RIC VHI 359 var. (unlisted mintmark and shield device); Depeyrot 22/1 var. (same). EF. Rare and interesting. ($2000)

1073. DECENTIUS, Caesar. 351-353 AD. AR Light Miliarense (3.74 gm). Treveri mint. Struck early 351- August 352. DN DECENT1VS FORT CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right / PRINCIPI IWENTVTIS, Decentius standing right, wearing military dress, holding spear in his right hand and globe in his left; TR. RIC VIII 303; Cohen 6; Bastien 58 (four examples cited). Near EF, of only two in private hands, this is the finest. ($7500)

1071. CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. AV Solidus (4.51 gm). Struck 337-347 AD. Antioch mint. FL IVL CONSTAN-TTVS PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in four lines on shield resting on knee and supported by a small Genius; SMANr. RIC VIII 24; Depeyrot 5/2. Good VF, small scratch on nose. ($1000) 1074. VETRANIO. 350 AD. JE Centenionalis (5.00 gm). Siscia mint. D Ν VETRA-NIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; A behind and star before / CONCORDIA MILITVM, Vetranio standing facing, head turned left, holding standard in either hand; A / · BSIS·. RIC VIII285; LRBC1172. Superb EF, head on reverse flatly struck. ($500)

1072. CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. AV Solidus (4.43 gm). Struck 355-361 AD. Antioch mint. FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, the former facing, the latter turned to the left, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX in four lines; · / · S M A N B · . RIC VIII 170; Depeyrot 11/1 (unlisted officina). EF. ($1500)

1075. JULIAN II. 360-363 AD. JE 29mm (9.20 gm). Sirmium mint. D Ν FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; *BSIRM(palm). RIC VIII107. EF, some silvering. ($500)

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1079. VALENS. 364-378 AD. AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Struck 364-367 AD. Thessalonica mint. D Ν VALEN-S Ρ F AVG, consular bust left, wearing pearl-diadem and draped in imperial mantle, holding mappa and sceptre / SALVS REIP, Valens standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, spurning kneeling captive; */SMTES. RIC IX 3b.l; Cohen 43. Near EF. ($900)

1076. JOVIAN. 363-364 AD. AV Solidus (4.39 gm). Sirmium mint. D Ν IOVIA-NVS Ρ F Ρ AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Jovian standing left, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho in right hand, and globe in left; before him, bound captive seated left; *SIRM·. RIC VIII 110; Depeyrot 23/1. EF. ($3000)

1080. PROCOPIUS. 365-366 AD. JE 3 (3.00 gm). Heraclea mint. D Ν PROCO-PIVS Ρ F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left / REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and shield; Chi-rho in upper right field; *SMHA. RIC IX 7.8 var. (unlisted officina); Cohen 8. EF, black patina. Very Nice. ($750) 1077. VALENS. 364-378 AD. AV Solidus (4.38 gm). Struck 371 AD. Treveri mint. D Ν VALEN-S Ρ F AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield decorated with horseman spearing fallen enemy / VICTORES AVGVSTI, Valens and Valentinian seated facing, together holding globe; above, Victory flying left, crowning them; (palm)/TR»OB·. RIC IX 16d var. (final pellet in exergue); Depeyrot 39/2. VF, several small surface marks, possibly ex jewelry. Very Rare. ($1000)

1081. G RATI AN. 367-383 AD. AR Miliarense (4.44 gm). Struck 367-378 AD. Treveri mint. D Ν GRATIA-NVS Ρ F AVG, pearldiademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Gratian standing facing, head left, holding labarum and shield resting on ground; TRPS·. RIC IX 26e and 42b.l; RSC 52tb. Toned, nice VF. ($750)

1078. VALENS. 364-378 AD. AR Miliarense (4.42 gm). Struck 364367 AD. Rome mint. D Ν VALEN-S Ρ F AVG, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory standing right with foot on globe, inscribing VOT/V/MVLT/X in four lines on shield set on cippus; RB. RIC IX 8b.2 var. (draped and cuirassed); RSC 60td. Attractively toned, good VF. ($1500) 1082. GRATIAN. 367-383 AD. AR Siliqua (2.22 gm). Struck 375378 AD. Treveri mint. D Ν GRATIA-NVS Ρ F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear; TRPS·. RIC IX 46b.l; RSC 87ta. Toned EF. ($300) 184


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1086. THEODOSIUS I. 379-395 AD. AV Solidus (4.46 gm). Struck 382-383 AD. Constantinople mint. D Ν THEODO-SIVS Ρ F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / CONCOR-DIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding sceptre and globe, resting right foot on prow; S/CONOB. RIC IX 45d.5; Depeyrot 33/3. EF. Rare. ($1000)

1083. VALENTINIAN II. 375-392 AD. AV Solidus (4.47 gm). Struck 377-380 AD. Treveri mint. D Ν VALENTINIANVS IVN Ρ F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Theodosius and Valentinian seated facing, together holding globe; above, Victory with wings spread; (palm)/TROBS. RIC IX 49c; Depeyrot 47/3. EF, small b u m p on brow and cheek. ($1000) Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXXI (18 March 1993), lot 853.

A Rare Imperial Exagium

1087.

THEODOSIUS I, ARCADIUS & HONORIUS. 393-395

AD. /E 19x16mm Exagium for a Solidus (3.72 gm). Diademed facing bust of Theodosius in the center, flanked by Honorius on the left and Arcadius on the right / AV/GGG within wreath. Jones, Roman Historical Coins, pg. 110 for the same type from the ANS Collection. Near VF, brown patina. Rare. ($1200) 1084. VALENTINIAN II. 375-392 AD. AV Solidus (4.48 gm). Struck 375 AD. Antioch mint. D Ν VALENTINI-ANVSIVN Ρ F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory seated right on cuirass, inscribing VOT/V in two lines on shield set upon knee; Chi-rho in right field; ANOBI. RIC IX 39a; Depeyrot 42. EF. Rare. ($1250)

1085. THEODOSIUS I. 379-395 AD. AV Solidus (4.37 gm). Struck 383-388 AD. Mediolanum mint. D Ν THEODO-SIVS Ρ F AVG, pearldiademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTOR-ΙΑ AVGG, Theodosius and Valentinian II seated facing, both nimbate, holding globe between them; COM. RIC IX 8b.l; Depeyrot—. Good VF, scarce type and mint. ($600)

1088. EUGENIUS. 392-394 AD. AR Siliqua (1.84 gm). L u g d u n u m mint. D Ν EVGENI-VS Ρ F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VRBS ROMA, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and spear; LVGPS. RIC IX 46; RSC 72. Toned, choice EF, full flan and very attractive. ($1250)

Ex Sternberg Auktion XIII (17-18 November 1983), lot 1047.

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1089. CONSTANTINE III. 407-411 AD. AR Siliqua (1.56 gm). Struck 408-411 AD. Lugdunum mint. [D N]CONSTAN-TINVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICT[ORI]-A AVGGG, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and sceptre; SMLD. RIC X 1 5 3 1 ; DOCLR 794; RSC 4b. Toned, nice VF. ($600)

An Extremely Rare Siliqua of Maximus of Spain

1092. THEODOSIUS II. 408-450 AD. AV Solidus (4.47 gm). Struck 430-440 AD. Constantinople mint. D Ν THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, Constantinopolis enthroned left, holding globus cruciger and sceptre, left foot resting on prow, left elbow on shield; star in right field; B / C O N O B . RIC X 257; DOCLR 385; MIRB 25b. Near EF. ($500)

1090. MAXIMUS of Spain. 410-411 AD. AR Siliqua (1.16 gm). Barcelona mint. D Ν [MA]XI[M]-VS P [F A]VG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / [VICTOR A AVGGG], Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear; [SMBA], RIC X 1601; DOCLR—; RSC lb; for additional information, see C.E. King, "Fifth Century Silver Coinage in the Western Roman Empire: The Usurpations in Spain and Gaul" in Mélanges de numismatique offerts à Pierre Bastien, pp. 291-292. Good VF, short flan. Extremely Rare. ($2000) Maximus was the domesticus (household manager) and probably a relative of the general Gerontius who revolted against Constantine III in 409. Basically a non-entity and Gerontius' puppet, when his master committed suicide in 411, Maximus ivas allowed to retire into private life. However, if he is the same as the Maximus tyrannus who unsuccessfully attempted to seize power in Spain around 420, his good fortune did not last. That Maximus was captured and publically executed at the games celebrating Honorius' tricennalia at Ravenna in 422 as an example for any other would be traitors.

1093. AELIA EUDOCIA, wife of Theodosius II. AV Tremissis (1.36 gm). Struck 423-442 AD. Constantinople mint. AEL EVDO-CIA AVG, pearl-diademed and draped bust right / Cross within wreath; CONOB*. RIC X 253 and pi. 10, 253fn (same dies); DOCLR 461ff; MIRB 50. Near EF, bent flan, several scratches in fields. ($750)

Until the recent discoveries of a few bronze coins, it was thought that the only denomination struck for Maximus was the siliqua. According to Philip Grierson (DOCLR, pg. 219), there are only about twenty known examples; thus a coin much rarer than even the famous Eid Mar denarius of Brutus.

An Elusive Solidus of Jovinus

1091. JOVINUS. 411-413 AD. AV Solidus (4.50 gm). Arelate mint. D Ν I O V I N V S P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / RESTITV-TOR REIP, Jovinus standing right, resting left foot on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe; A - R / C O M O B . RIC X 1708; DOCLR—; Depeyrot 23/2. EF, a couple of small edge dings. [See color plate 12]. ($40,000) Jovinus was a Gallo-Roman noble who, with the support ofBurgundians, Alemanni and Franks, usurped power in Gaul during the autumn of 411. Virtually nothing is known of Jovinus' short reign, although it is apparent that he enjoyed substantial support as he controlled the three mints of Lugdunum, Treveri and Arelate. In 412, he proclaimed his brother Sebastian co-emperor, but before the end of the following year, they were both dead as a result of the treachery of the goth Athulfus. 186


TRITON II One of the Outstanding Late-Roman Rarities; A Solidus of Avitus

1097. A V I T U S . 455-456 AD. AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Arelate mint. D W AVITVS PR Ρ F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORI A AVGGG, Avitus standing right, resting left foot on captive, holding long cross and Victory on globe; AR / C O M O B . RIC X 2401; D O C L R 875; Lacam 9; Depeyrot 2 4 / 2 (same obverse die). VF. Extremely Rare. [See color plate 12]. ($12,500)

1094. AELIA PULCHERIA, sister of Theodosius II. AV Solidus (4.41 gm). Struck 442-443 AD. Constantinople mint. AEL PVLCHERIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, manus Dei placing crown on her head / IMP XXXXII COS XVII Ρ Ρ, Constantinopolis enthroned left, holding globus cruciger and sceptre; shield behind; COMOB. RIC X 295 note; DOCLR 441; MIRB 35. Choice EF. Rare. [See color plate 12], ($3000) Aelia Pulcheria zvas born in 399 AD to Arcadius and Eudoxia. In 414 AD, at the age of 15, she was given the title of Augusta and she immediately assumed the regency on belwlfofher younger brother Theodosius II. Over the next four decades, Pulcheria would play a leading role in the government of the East. After Theodosius' death in 450 AD, Pulcheria chose his successor, the soldier and senator Marcian. Pulcheria died in 453 AD leaving all of her possessions to the poor.

1098. LEO I. 457-474 AD. AV Solidus (4.43 gm). Struck 462-466 AD. Constantinople mint. D Ν LEO PE-RPET AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI-A AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross; * Γ / C O N O B . RIC X 605; DOCLR 518; MIRB 3b. Nice VF. ($500)

All ofPulcheria's coins zvere struck in Constantinople, and for the most part parallel the issues of Theodosius 11. The obverse of her precious metal coins all carry the same legend and all depict the hand of God - the manus Dei. The vota on her coins are those of Theodosius II.

1095. V A L E N T I N I A N III. 425-455 AD. AV Tremissis (1.43 gm). Struck 455 AD. Rome or Ravenna mint. D Ν PLA VALENTINIANVS Ρ F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Cross within wreath; COMOB. RIC X 2070; DOCLR 845; Depeyrot 4 7 / 8 . EF, minor scratch before face, small edge chip. ($1250)

Very Rare Tremissis of Licinia Eudoxia

1099. A N T H E M I U S . 467-472 AD. AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Struck 468 AD. Rome mint. D Ν ANTHE-MIVS Ρ F AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / SALVS R-EIP-VBLICAE, Anthemius and Leo standing facing, supporting between them a globe surmounted by a cross, each holding spear; christogram between them; C O R M O B . RIC X 2823; DOCLR 916; Lacam 71. EF. [See color plate 12]. ($4000)

1096. L I C I N I A E U D O X I A , wife of Valentinian III. AV Tremissis (1.38 gm). Struck 439 or 442-443 AD. Constantinople mint. AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, wearing necklace and earring / Cross within wreath; CONOB*. RIC X 336; DOCLR 873; MIRB 51. EF. Very Rare. [See color plate 12], ($2000)

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Session Tour Wednesday Afternoon 2pm 1100. J U L I U S NEPOS, in the name of Zeno. 474-475 AD. AV Tremissis (1.49 gm). Ravenna mint. D Ν Z E N O PERP F AVG, pearldiademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Cross within wreath; COMOB. RIC X 3640 (same obverse die as 3641); Lacam pi. 4 5 , 1 5 2 ; Depeyrot—. Good VF. Very Rare. ($750) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, 697.

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DARK AGES & BARBARIC ISSUES

1984), lot

In the catalogue of the Brand Collection, the cataloguer attributed this interesting little tremissis to Odovacar. However, Lacam only notes this combination of mintmark with these bust and wreath styles on issues of Julius Nepos struck in the name of Zeno. The same obverse and reverse styles can be found on coins of Odovacar (cf. Lacam pp. 819, type 1, var. a for the obverse, type 2 for the reverse), but not combined, and the only mintmarks recorded for this style of reverse under Odovacar are CONOB and COM.

1103. O S T R O G O T H S . Theodoric, in the name of Anastasius. 493-526 AD. A R Half Siliqua (1.43 gm). Struck 491-518 AD. Rome mint. D Ν ANAST-ASIVS AVC, diademed and cuirassed bust right / Six-pointed star within wreath. MEC 117; MIB 37b; BMC Vandals, 20-22 (Ravenna). Darkly toned, nice VF. ($500) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Part II (Bank Leu & Numismatic Fine Arts, 16-18 October 1984), lot 495 (purchased by Garrett from Wayte Raymond, 5 March 1925).

Although we tentatively attribute this coin to Julius Nepos, it is just as likely that it could be an issue of Odovacar. Excluding the short period when Romulus Augustus was recognized in the west, the issues were consecutive, both riders struck coins in the name of the eastern emperor, Zeno (also of interest is that Odovacar issued coins in the name of Nepos after he had fled to Dalmatia), and even with the large strides taken by several scholars in recent years, our knowledge of the coinage of this period is still rather limited and confused.

1104. Athalaric, in the name of Justinian. 526-534 AD. AV Solidus (4.41 gm). Rome mint. D Ν IVSTINI A N V S Ρ Γ AVC, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTOR I A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, star in left field; A / C O M O B . M E C 122; MIB 28; B M C Vandals, 1 (Ravenna). VF. ($500) 1101. ZENO. Second Reign, 476-491 AD. AV Solidus (4.45 gm). Constantinople mint. D Ν Z E N O PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI-Α AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross; star in right field; Β / C O N O B . RIC X 930; DOCLR 629 var.; MIRB 7. EF, of particularly fine style. ($600)

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1105. Athalaric, in the name of Justinian. 526-534 A D . A R Quarter Siliqua (0.68 gm). Rome mint. D Ν IVST-[I]NIAN AI, diademed and cuirassed bust right / D N / A T H A L / A R I C V S / R I X in four lines within wreath. M E C 127ff; M I B 54; BMC Vandals, 35 (Ravenna). Toned VF. ($500)

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1106. Baduila, in the name of Anastasius. 541-552 AD. A R Half Siliqua (1.38 gm). Ticinum mint. D Ν ANAST-ASIVS P F AVC, diademed and cuirassed bust right / D N / B A D V / I L A / R E X in four lines within wreath. M E C 153ff; MIB 63; B M C Vandals, 14. Toned VF. ($500) Ex Virgil M. Brand Collection, Part 7 (Sotheby's, 26 November 1984), lot 712; Max Verworn Collection (Adolf Hess AG, 14 June 1922), lot 186. 188


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1107. V I S I G O T H S IN GAUL. 461-Circa 500 AD. Fourré Solidus (2.12 gm). Struck in the name of Libius Severus (461-465 AD). D M IIBIV2 BIVI RVS Ρ F AVC, diademed and draped bust right / VICTORI A AVCCC, emperor standing facing, holding labarum and Victory on globe, right foot resting on human-headed serpent; RA/CONOB. VF, a couple of old scratches, ex jewelry — probably contemporary. RIC X 3754; MEC 174ff. Very Rare. ($750)

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1108. BYZANTINE. Uncertain Issuer. Circa 5th-6th Century AD. Lead Document Seal (2.80 gm). Menorah on square base, all within beaded border / Uncertain monogram. Zacos and Veglery—; BN—. VF, corrosion over part of monogram. Interesting. ($500)

1111. JUSTINIAN I. 527-565 AD. JE Follis (22.31 gm). Struck year 13 (539/540 AD). Constantinople mint. D Ν IVSTINI ANVS Ρ Ρ AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and carrying shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy; cross in right field / Large M, cross above; A / C O N . DOC I 38a; SB 163. Good VF, brown and green patina. ($500)

1109. ANASTASIUS I. 491-518 AD. AV Solidus (4.47 gm). Struck 491-498 AD. Constantinople mint. D Ν ANASTA SIVS Ρ Ρ AVC, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, star in right field; Γ/CONOB. DOC 14a; SB 3. Good VF, scarce variety with cross on helmet. ($1000)

1110. A N A S T A S I U S I. 491-518 AD. AV Solidus (4.37 gm). Thessalonica mint. D Ν ANASTA SIVS Ρ Ρ AVC, diademed and helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI A AVCCC, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross, star in either field; CONOB. DOC I 27; SB 30. Choice EF. Rare. ($1500)

1112. JUSTIN II. 565-578 AD. JE Follis (16.09 gm). Struck year 5 (569/570 AD). Cyzicus mint. Ο Ν IVSI NYS Ρ Ρ AI, Justin and Sophia enthroned facing, cross above / Large M, cross above; B / K Y Z . DOC 1118b var. (regnal date numeral U); SB 372. EF, brown and green patina. ($500) 189


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1116. PHOCAS. 602-610 AD. AV Consular Solidus (4.46 gm). Struck 603 AD. Constantinople mint. Ο Ν F O C A E PERP AVC, crowned facing bust, wearing consular garb, holding mappa and cross / VICTORI A AVCC, angel holding P-headed cross and globus cruciger; Γ / C O H O B . DOC II 3; SB 622. Superb EF, some minor die rust. Rare. ($500)

1113. J U S T I N II. 565-578 AD. AV Solidus (4.49 gm). Ravenna mint. D Ν I VSTI N V S Ρ Ρ AVC, helmeted facing bust, holding Victory on globe / V I C T O R I A AVCCC, Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger. DOC I 210a; SB 407. FDC. ($750)

Grierson noted that of the four recorded specimens of this type, two were struck from the same obverse die and all shared the same reverse die. This coin is struck from altogether different dies, and even represents an officina previously unknown for this type. Although the type remains scarce, since the publication of DOC II there have been a few additional examples to appear at auction.

1114. TIBERIUS II. 578-582 AD. AV Light Weight Solidus of 22 Siliquae (4.05 gm). Antioch mint, d m Tib C O N S TANT Ρ P AVI, crowned and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy / VICTORI A AVCC OS, cross potent on four steps; OB+*. DOC I 38; SB 446. Good VF. Scarce. ($750)

1117. H E R A C L I U S . 610-641 AD. AV Light Weight Solidus of 23 Siliquae (4.27 gm). Struck 610-613 AD. Constantinople mint, d Ν hERACLI US Ρ Ρ AVI, helmeted facing bust holding cross; star in field to right / VICTORIA AVGU, cross potent on three steps; star in right field; E / C O N O B . D O C II 5a; E. Leuthold, "Solidi leggieri da ΧΧΠΙ silique degli imperatori Maurizio Tiberio, Foca ed Eraclio," RIN LXII (1960), 40 (same obverse die as 41, pl. XXII, 41); SB 772. Choice EF, small bump in reverse field. Rare. ($750)

Rare Consular Solidus of Maurice Tiberius

At the time of their respective publications, neither the British Museum nor the Dumbarton Oaks collections had a single specimen of this type, and the Bibliothèque Nationale had only one.

1118. CONSTANS II. 641-668 AD. A R Half Siliqua (0.44 gm). Carthage mint. D Ν C O N T ATINV P, crowned facing bust, holding globus eriger / Cross potent flanked by pellets. DOC I I 1 3 1 ; SB 1049. EF, attractive hoard patina. ($250)

1115. M A U R I C E TIBERIUS. 582-602 AD. AV Consular Solidus (4.48 gm). Struck 583 or 602 AD. D Ν MAVRC Tib Ρ Ρ AVC, Maurice as consul seated facing, holding mappa and cross / VICTORI A AVGG, angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger and long staff surmounted b y christogram; H / C O N O B . DOC I 2c; SB 474 (same dies). EF. Rare. ($3500) 1119. JUSTINIAN II. First Reign, 685-695 AD. AV Solidus (4.44 gm). Struck 687-692 AD. Constantinople mint. · D IUSTINIA N U S Ρ Ρ AVG, crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger / VICTORI A AVGU, cross potent on three steps; Δ / C O N O B . DOC II 5c; SB 1246. Choice EF. ($600)

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1120. J U S T I N I A N II. First Reign, 685-695 A D . AV Solidus (4.29 gm). Struck 687-692 A D . Constantinople mint. D I U S T I N I A N U S Ρ Ε AVC, crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger / V I C T O R I A AVGU, cross potent on three steps; I / C O N O B r . D O C II 6; S B 1247. EF. ($500)

1124. T H E O P H I L U S . 829-842 AD. AV Semissis (1.61 gm). Struck 831-842 A D . Syracuse mint. Θ Ε Ο FILOS, crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger / Θ Ε Ο F I L O S , c r o w n e d facing bust, holding globus cruciger. D O C III 26a; S B 1673. Lustrous F D C . ($400)

A Very Rare Solidus Depicting Basil I, Constantine & Eudocia Ingerina 1121. LEO III & C O N S T A N T I N E V. 720-741 AD. JE Follis (9.25 gm). Struck 7 2 0 / 7 2 1 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e mint, d Ν [ L E O Ν PAMUL], c r o w n e d facing bust of Leo, holding globus cruciger / [dN C O N S T A N T ] I N U S M, crowned facing bust of Constantine on basis above large M , h o l d i n g globus cruger a n d akakia; A N N O XX. D O C III 29d; SB 1514. G o o d VF, dark green patina. Rare in high grade.

($600) 1125. BASIL I, with C O N S T A N T I N E & E U D O C I A I N G E R I N A . 867-886 A D . A V S o l i d u s (4.29 g m ) . S t r u c k circa 882 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e m i n t . Τ b A S I L I O S A U G U S T ' b', crowned facing bust, holding patriarchal cross o n globus, a n d akakia / C O n S T A n T ' C E V d O C I A *, c r o w n e d facing busts of Constantine and Eudocia; cross above. D O C III 3; SB 1703. Near VF, small flan crack. Very rare, only 12 known. ($4000)

A Very Rare Solidus of Theophilus

According to Crierson, a precise chronology of this type is uncertain. He suggests that it was struck as either a coronation issue in 868, or possibly as a memorial issue in 882 after the empress Eudocia died. Either way, the representation of an empress on the coinage of this period is indeed very unusual, the only recent precedent having been the issues of Theophilus and Michael III that depict the empress Theodora.

1126. B A S I L I & C O N S T A N T I N E . 868-879 A D . AV Solidus (4.36 gm). Constantinople mint. + I h S XPS R E X R E G N A N T I U M *, Christ enthroned facing / b A S I L I O S E T C O N S T A N T ‫ ׳‬A U G G I b‫׳‬, c r o w n e d busts of Basil a n d C o n s t a n t i n e h o l d i n g patriarchal cross between them. D O C ΠΙ 2c; S B 1704. G o o d VF. ($300)

1122. T H E O P H I L U S . 829-842 A D . AV Solidus (4.39 gm). Struck 8 3 0 / 8 3 1 A D . Constantinople mint. * 0 E O F I L O S b A S I L E ' , crowned facing bust, holding patriarchal cross and akakia / + C O n S T A n T ' dESPOTI' X, c r o w n e d facing bust, holding patriarchal cross o n globus, and cruciform sceptre. D O C III 2; S B 1654. Good VF, small b u m p near edge at 3 o'clock. Very Rare. ($4000)

1127. C O N S T A N T I N E V I I & R O M A N U S I. 913-959 A D . AV Solidus (4.36 gm). Struck 920-921 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e mint. + I h S X P S R E X R E G N A N T I U M * , Christ enthroned facing / C O n S T A n T ‫׳‬ CE R O M A n ' A U G G ' b ' ‫ ׳‬f a c i n g busts of C o n s t a n t i n e a n d R o m a n u s h o l d i n g l o n g p a t r i a r c h a l cross b e t w e e n them. D O C I I I 3; SB 1741. VF. Rare. ($1000) 191


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1128. C O N S T A N T I N E VII, with R O M A N U S I & C H R I S T O P H E R . 9 1 3 - 9 5 9 A D . AV Solidus (4.42 gm). Struck 921-931 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e mint. + I h S X P S R E X R E G N A N T I U M *, Christ e n t h r o n e d / R O M A N ‫ ׳‬E T XPISTOFO‫ ׳‬A U G G b ‫ ׳‬, facing busts of R o m a n u s I a n d Christopher, h o l d i n g p a t r i a r c h a l cross b e t w e e n t h e m . D O C ΠΙ 7; S B 1745. N i c e VF, a few small scratches in the reverse field, reverse die deteriorated. ($600)

1132. B A S I L I I & C O N S T A N T I N E V I I I . 976-1025 A D . A V H i s t a m e n o n (4.37 g m ) . Struck circa 1001-1005 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e m i n t . +IhS XIS REX R E G N A N T I n M , n i m b a t e b u s t o f C h r i s t / · + b A S I L C C O n S T A n T I b R · , c r o w n e d f a c i n g busts o f Basil a n d Constantine, h o l d i n g l o n g patriarchal cross crosslet b e t w e e n them; manus Dei c r o w n i n g Basil. D O C ΙΠ 4c; S B 1798. EF. ($1000)

Romanus Lecapenus came to the attention of the imperial court during a successful career in the navy. Both his accomplishments and his daughter caught the eye of the emperor Constantine VII, who married the daughter and made the father co-emperor in 920. Within a few years Constantine found himself surrounded by Lecapenoi, as Romanus concentrated power in his own hands, raising his own sons Christopher, Stephen and Constantine to co-rulers and diluting the authority of the nominally senior emperor. Even Constantine Vll's own son was named Romanus! Constantine finally maneuvered to turn the family's own ambitions against them, encouraging the sons to oust the father in 944, and then deposing the sons the following year.

1129. CONSTANTINE VII Solidus (4.40 gm). Struck 945 R E X R E G N A N T I U M , Christ R O M A n ‫ ׳‬A U G G b R', facing h o l d i n g l o n g p a t r i a r c h a l cross VF. Scarce.

& R O M A N U S II. 913-959 AD. AV A D . Constantinople mint. + I h S X P S enthroned facing / C O n S T A n T C E busts of Constantine a n d Romanus b e t w e e n them. D O C ΠΙ 14; SB 1750. ($1500)

1133. B A S I L I I & C O N S T A N T I N E V I I I . 9 7 6 - 1 0 2 5 A D . AV H i s t a m e n o n (4.40 gm). Struck circa 1005-1025 A D . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e mint. + I h S XIS R E X R E G N A N T I n M , n i m b a t e b u s t o f Christ / + b A S I L C C O n S T A n T I b R, c r o w n e d facing b u s t s of Basil and Constantine, holding long plain cross b e t w e e n them; manus Dei crowning Basil. D O C ΠΙ 6a; S B 1800. S u p e r b EF. ($1000)

1130. J O H N I. 9 6 9 - 9 7 6 A D . AV H i s t a m e n o n (4.27 g m ) . C o n s t a n t i n o p l e mint. + I h S X I S R E X R E G N A N T I n M , nimbate bust of Christ / + 0 E O T O C b O H O I I W d E S R the Virgin crowning John, w h o holds patriarchal cross; manus Dei above. D O C III 3; S B 1785. EF, light clipping. ($1000)

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Extremely Rare Miliaresion of Basil II & Constantine VII 1135. A L E X I U S I. 1081-1118 A D . A R H i s t a m e n o n N o m i s m a (3.53 gm). Struck 1081-1092. Constantinople mint. I C - X C across field, Christ enthroned facing / + A A E [ I I W A E C n O J T , T W K M , crowned facing bust, h o l d i n g sceptre surmounted by pelleted star, and globus-cruciger. Cf. H e n d y pl. 1 , 1 - 4 (square-back throne); S B 1893A. VF, extremely rare with o n l y 5 or 6 k n o w n , and n o price listed in Sear. ($1000)

A Rare Alexius I Electrum Histamenon

1136. A L E X I U S 1.1081-1118 A D . Pre-Reform E L H i s t a m e n o n (4.45 gm). 1081-1092 A D . Thessalonica mint. + K [ E R 0 ] ΑΛΕΞ, bust of Christ facing; I C - X [ C ] across field / [ΔΙ MI Τ I AEC Π I Τ Η ] in c o l u m n s , St. D e m e t r i u s and Alexius standing facing, h o l d i n g labarum b e t w e e n them. H e n d y pi. 1, 9; S B 1904. N e a r EF. Rare and unpriced in Sear. ($2500)

1134. B A S I L II & C O N S T A N T I N E VIII. 9 7 6 - 1 0 2 5 A D . A R Miliaresion (2.86 gm). Struck 977 A D . Constantinople mint. + I h S U S XRI S T U S nICA, patriarchal cross crosslet on five steps / + b A S I L ' C COnSTAn‫ ׳‬n O R F V R O G ‫ ׳‬n i S T V b A S ‫ ׳‬R W M A I W ‫ ׳‬i n five lines. D O C I I I 16; P. Grierson, " T h e G o l d a n d Silver Coinage of Basil I I , " ANSMN 13 (1967), p i X X X I X , I; SB 1808. Toned VF. E x t r e m e l y rare a n d u n p r i c e d i n Sear. Possibly o n l y three or f o u r k n o w n . ($5000) Professor Grierson noted in his article that, at least at that time, there was only one known specimen of this type, and suggests that it was a transitional issue struck for only a few weeks in 977 shortly after Basil and Constantine's accession.

1137. A L E X I U S I. 1081-1118 AD. Pre-Reform A R H i s t a m e n o n (4.06 gm). Struck 1081-1092 A D . Thessalonica mint. K E R 0 Α Λ Ε Χ , facing bust of Christ / St. Demetrius and Alexius standing facing, holding patriarchal cross b e t w e e n them. H e n d y pi. 1 , 1 0 - 1 2 ; S B 1905. Toned VF. Scarce. ($750)

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Very Rare Manuel I Gold Hyperpyron

1141. ANDRONICUS III. 1328-1341 AD. AR Basilikon (2.01 gm). Constantinople mint. IC-XC across field, Christ enthroned; sigla: Β Β / AHMHTPIOC ANAPNKOC, ΓΟΑ, St. Demetrius on left and Andronicus on right standing. Bendall 195.1; LPC pg. 118, 3; Grierson 1317; SB 2471. VF. ($500)

1138. M A N U E L I. 1143-1180 AD. AV Hyperpyron (4.47 gm). Thessalonica mint. +KERO [ΗΘΕΙ], facing bust of Christ / Manuel standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger; tnanus Dei crowning him. Hendy pi. 12,12; SB 1971. Good VF. Very Rare. ($2000)

Possibly Unique Silver Basilikon of John VI

The Thessalonica hyperpyra of Manuel, the last gold coins struck at that provincial mint, can be distinguished from the issues of Constantinople by the use of a single barred cross on the globus held by the emperor.

1139. J O H N III Ducas-Vatatzes. 1222-1254 AD. AR Trachy (1.94 gm). Magnesia mint. IC-XC across field, Christ enthroned facing / [I]W AEC Π W 0 [ T H O, OEOAWP, John and St. Theodore standing, holding long staff surmounted by star between them. Hendy pi. 32, 8; SB 2076. Toned VF. ($750) 1142. J O H N VI. 1347-1353 AD. A R Basilikon (1.36 gm). Constantinople mint. IC-XC across field, Christ enthroned facing / John VI and John V standing facing, each holding a labarum. L P C — ; Bendall—; SB—. Good VF. Apparently unique! ($2500) Igj^BigF 1140. ANDRONICUS Hyperpyron (3.03 gm). John V standing facing standing right. LPC pg. type, clipped. Rare!

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1144. Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II. 1629. AR Thaler (28.01 gm). Graz mint. · F E R D I N A N D V S · Π · D · G · R O · I M · S · A V · G · H · B O · REX 1629, laureate bust right, within wreath / · A R C H I · A V S T · D V X · B V R · STYRI7E· E T C · , crowned arms within garter. Cf. Davenport 3108. Toned EF. ($500)

An Outstanding High-Relief Medal of Charles V

Ex Swiss Bank Auktion 13 (24-26 January 1984), lot 1229.

1145. Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I. 1657-1705. AR 45mm Medal (28.26 gm). Commemorating the coronation of Joseph 1,1690. G. Hautsch, medallist. IN M E M · C O R O N · E L E O N · M A G D · T H E R · A V G · M A T R · ET I O S E P H · 1 · A V G · F I L I I · around, A V G · V I N D · 1 9 · E T · 2 6 · I A N · 1690 in two lines below, crowned double-headed eagle, holding sceptre and sword in talons and medallions with the portraits of the imperial couple / Medallion of Josef I surrounded by seven smaller medallions, each with a portrait of a noble. Montenuovo 1216; Julius 535. Toned VF, small dig in obverse field. ($500)

1143. AUSTRIA. Holy Roman Empire. Charles V. 1537. AR 69mm Medal (58.96 gm). Hans Reinhart the Elder, sculptor. * C A R O L V S · V · D E I · G R A T I A · R O M A N · I M P E R A T O R · SEMPER· AVGVSTVS· R E X · H I S · A N N O · S A L · M · D · XXXVII· TETATIS· S V A E · XXXVII, half-length mantled bust right, wearing Fleece badge on ribbon and flat cap; holding orb and sceptre / Arms with collar of the Fleece over crowned double-headed eagle; PLUS ULTRA and pillars of Hercules to left and right, H R below. Habich III, 1926 (pl. CCIII, 7). Toned EF. A magnificent work of high-relief sculpture! ($2500) Ex Thomas Flannery, Jr. Collection (Sotheby's, 6 December 1983), lot 237.

1146. Joseph II. 1741. A R Medal (30.48 gm). 4 8 m m χ 42mm. D. Becker, engraver. To commemorate the birth of Joseph on 13 March 1741. I O S E P H U S · A R C H · A U S T · R E G I · H U N G & B O H · LOTH & M A G · H E T R · PRINCEPS, infant's bust right within wreath; D. BECKER.F on the shoulder / Joseph, seated in his crib, strangling two serpents; D.B.F. above exergual line, NATUS MDCCXLI D I E · Χ Π Ι · MARTY in exergue. Virtually as struck, iridescent toning with reflective surfaces, some reverse scratches. ($500) The reverse scene is inspired by the legend of Herakles, who demonstrated his future strength by strangling the two serpents Hera sent to kill him. 195


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1150. Carolingians. Charlemagne. 768-814. A R Denier (1.19 gm). Class 2, 771-793/4. Melle mint. C A R O LVS in two lines / M & b P b (METOLO) around central voided star. Cf. M & G 268; M E C 728; Prou 683; cf. Depeyrot 605. Toned, near EF. Rare. ($1500)

1151. FRANCE. Charles V. 1364-1380. AV Franc à pied (3.76 gm). K R O L V S · Dix GRA F R A N C O R V · REX, King standing within Gothic arch, holding sword and hand of justice; + at sword pommel / +XRC* VINCITx X R C O REGNATO XRC* IMPERAT, ornate cross with lis and crowns in angles; χ in center. Duplessy 360A; Ciani 457A ff; Friedberg 284. Good VF. ($600)

1147. CHINA, Nationalist (Taiwan). Year 55 (1966). AV 2000 Dollars. 80th Birthday of Chiang Kai Shek. K M 544; Friedberg 17. AU. ($500)

Ex Münzen und Medaillen

List 459 (September

1983), lot 48.

1152. Louis XIV. 1677A. AV Louis d'or à la tête nue (6.74 gm). L V D · X I I I · I · D. G F R · E T · N A V · REX, bust with long hair right; » 1 6 7 7 · below bust, laurel wreath dividing legend, pellet below last I in ordinal / · C H R S · · R E G N · · V I N C · · I M P · * , four pairs of crowned J L with lis in angles; A in center. Duplessy 1428; Ciani 1791; Friedberg 423. Good VF, small flan flaw on cheek. ($500)

1148. C R U S A D E R S , Antioch. Raymond of Poitiers. 1136-1149. AR Denier (0.92 gm). +R[A]IMVNDVS, bare head right / +[A]NTIO C f f l E , cross. Metcalf 335ff; CCS pg. 203, 15. Toned VF, slight encrustation. ($150)

Ex Superior Galleries (8-10 August 1983), lot 658.

Rare Denier of Pepin the Short

1149. F R A N C E , Carolingians. Pepin the Short. 751-768. A R Denier (1.02 gm). Saint-Denis, Monastery (Seine-Saint-Denis) mint. R Ρ (Rex Pipinus); bar above, pellets around / ΛΑ Τ Ρ Δ - ΛΟ in three lines. M & G — ; M E C 720; Prou 4; Depeyrot 892. Darkly toned VF, wavy flan. Very Rare. ($1500) Grierson and Blackburn attributed this coin to an uncertain However, Georges Depeyrot has recently given it to the above mint.

1153. Louis XIV. 1709 B. AR Ecu aux trois couronnes (30.45 gm). Rouen mint. L V D · Χ Π Ι Ι · D · G · F R · E T · N A V · R E X · , cuirassed bust right, two tiny symbols below bust / • S I T · N O M E N · DOMIN I » BENEDICTVM- 1709, three crowns with lis between and Β in center; edge inscription. Duplessy 1568; Ciani 1937; Davenport 1324. EF, a few adjustment marks. ($300)

mint.

196


TRITON II 1157. Frankfurt. Frederick I Barbarossa. 1152-1190. A R Brakteat Pfennig (0.78 gm). F R E D E R I C V - [ S I M R CA], Frederick seated facing, holding sceptre and globus cruciger. L ö b b e c k e — ; Bonhoff 1510. Toned VF. ($500) Ex Spink Zürich Auktion

9 (21 April

1983).

1154. L o u i s XV. 1717 A. AV Demi-Louis d ' o r ‫׳‬de Noailles6.15)‫׳‬ gm). Paris m i n t . L V D · X V · D · G · F R · E T · N A V · R E X · *, c r o w n e d child's bust left; 1717 below, pellet i n f i e l d to left / C H R S · R E G N · V I N C · I M P · *, c r o w n e d arms of France a n d N a v a r r e alternating, lis between, A i n center. Duplessy 1631; C i a n i 2077; F r i e d b e r g 452. Choice EF, adjustment marks. ($1500) 1158. F r a n k f u r t . S i g i s m u n d . 1410-1433. AV G u l d e n (3.51 gm). M O N E T ‫ ׳‬N O ‫ ׳‬F R A C F O R D ' , St. John s t a n d i n g facing, h o l d i n g lis sceptre; pellet b e l o w h a n d / + S I G I S M V ' D ‫ * ׳‬R O ‫ * ׳‬N O R V M * REX, orb in p o l y l o b e . S a u r m a 2157/1058; F r i e d b e r g 937. VF. ($500) Ex Spink Zürich Auktion 1927), lot 1647.

1155. Louis XV. 1719 A . A V L o u i s d ' o r à la croix d u Saint-Esprit (9.77 gm). Paris mint. L V D · X V · D · G · F R · E T · NAV R E X · 1719, child's laureate bust right; A and * b e l o w / «? C H R I S T V S R E G N A T V I N C I T I M P E R A T , cross of Saint-Esprit; three lis in center. Duplessy 1633; Ciani 2078; Friedberg 453. S u p e r b with reflective surfaces, adjustment marks. ($2000)

1159. Frankfurt. Frederick III. 1493. AV G o l d g u l d e n (3.20 gm). M O n E nOVA F R A n C F 1493, St. John standing facing, holding lamb; arms b e l o w / + F R I D R I C V S · R O M A n « I M P E R A , cruciform orb. Friedberg 986; S a u r m a 2 1 5 9 / 1 0 6 0 . VF. ($500) Ex Spink November

Zürich Auktion 9 (21 April 1926), lot 1208.

1983),

lot 6; Adolf

Hess AG (1

1160. Pfalz-Sulzbach. K a r k Theodor. 1767. AV Rheingolddukat (3.45 gm). C A R · T H E O D O R · D: G · C · P · R · S · R · 1 · A · T · & E L · , bare-headed bust w i t h long hair right; S · b e l o w / SIC FULG E N T L I T T O R A R H E N I , city-view of M a n n h e i m with children playing in the foreground, sun above right; A D N O R M C O N V 1767 in exergue. Schön 175; Friedberg 2037. EF, reflective surfaces, a few small scratches. ($1500)

1156. G E R M A N Y , Augsburg. Frederick III. 1641. A R Thaler (29.24 gm). I M P : C/ES : F E R D : ΠΙ · Ρ · F · G E R : H V N : B O H : R E X · , laureate bust right / · AVGVSTA · V I N D E L I C O R V M · , city view with city arms in front dividing 16—41; three horseshoes below. Davenport 5039. Lightly toned EF. ($300) Ex Spink Zürich Auktion

9 (21 April 1983), lot 4; Adolf Hess AG (21 June

9 (21 April 1983), lot 166.

1161. Saxony, M a g d e b u r g ( ? ) . Otto I. 936-973. A R Sachsenpfennig (1.53 gm). Cross w i t h pellets in angles; degraded legend around / Temple; degraded legend around. D a n n e n b e r g 1325. Toned EF. ($400)

197


TRITON II Very Rare Double Guldengroschen of Friedrich the Wise

1164. G U Y A N A , E s s e q u e b o a n d D e m a r a r y . 1808. N e c e s s i t y Coinage. A R Three Guilders (21.87 gm). H o s t coin is 1797 Charles IV A R Eight Reals from the M e x i c o City m i n t ( K M 109). O b v e r s e bears an oval counterstamp reading E · & . D 3 . G. L. (in t w o lines) within a b e a d e d border. R o u n d serrated plug r e m o v e d . P r i d m o r e 2; K M 2; De Mey, " L e s C o u n t r e m a r q u e s sur les M o n n a i e s " 4 7 / 2 . H o s t coin toned VF, c o u n t e r s t a m p good VF, o b v e r s e graffito 'O.F.', reverse graffito ‫׳‬F‫׳‬. E x t r e m e l y Rare. ($4500) 1797 is an apparently unpublished date for the host coin. Neither the Pridmore Collection (Glendining's, 21-22 September 1981) nor the Ford Collection (Glendining's, 16 October 1989) contained one. The date is also not listed in KM. The serrated plug removed from these coins were themselves counterstamped Έ & D 3 Bts' (in two lines) within a beaded border. It was valued at three bits, or l/4thihe larger holed coin. These coins were created during the same period when the Bank of England was counterstamping and restriking Spanish specie for circulation within Britain itself. Most of the counterstamped coinage of the West Indies is very rare due to its withdrawal and subsequent melting later in the 19th Century.

1162. Saxony (Ernestine Line). Friedrich I I I , the Wise. 1486-1525. A R Double G u l d e n g r o s c h e n (58.17 g m ) . Commemorating F r i e d r i c h ' s a p p o i n t m e n t as G o v e r n o r General i n 1507. F R I D ' · D V X · S A X ‫ ׳‬E L E C T · I M P E R Q V E · L O C V M : TENES: G E N E R A ‫( ׳‬legend d i v i d e d i n f o u r places b y v a r i o u s arms), bearded a n d capped bust r i g h t w e a r i n g a r m o r ; IHS: M A R I A o n the breastplate / M A X I M I L I A N V S X R O M A N O R V M X R E X & SEMPERS? A V G V S T X , n i m b a t e f a c i n g eagle w i t h spread w i n g s l o o k i n g left; arms o n its breast. Georg H a b i c h , " D i e D e u t s c h e n S c h a u m ü n z e n des X V I Jahrhunderts", V 1 , 2 pg. LIX, fig. 80; M e r s e b u r g e r — ; Davenport 9699. Well struck E F with beautifully toned surfaces. Very Rare. ($10,000)

1165. H A I T I . 1807. JE Pattern 1 C e n t i m e (6.44 g m ) . H E N R I C H R I S T O P H E ‫ ׳‬, PRESIDENT, •1807», b u s t i n cocked h a t , threequarter facing r i g h t / L E G O U V E R N M E N T D E H A Y T I , U N E C E N T I M E . Edge: d i a g o n a l m i l l i n g . K M P n l . VF. ($250)

Friedrich founded the University of Wittenburg in 1502. In 1508 he appointed Martin Luther to a professorship in Philosophy. Later on, Friedrich was instrumental in protecting Luther from the wrath of the church and tlie empire by refusing to enforce the Papal bull which required Luther's writings be burned and the reformer be sent to Rome. When, in 1521, Luther was placed under the imperial ban by the diet at Worms, Friedrich had him brought to his castle for protection. The portrait of Friedrich on this coin is the work of Lucas Cranach, who was the electoral court painter and also a draftsman and modelmaker for the electoral mint. The dies were engraved by Hans Krafft.

1166. H A I T I . 1808. A R 15 Sols (2.50 g m ) . Μ Ο Ν Ν Ο Γ Ε D ' H A Y T I , 1 8 0 8 , 1 5 - S O L across field, Libertas h o l d i n g sceptre a n d fasces / LIBERTAS · R E L I G I O · & M O R E S · , a r m s . K M 6 (this coin plated). Fine. ($300) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Part I (Bank Arts, 16-18 May 1984), lot 1162.

1163. U l m (Holy R o m a n Empire). Frederick II. 1215-1250. A R Bracteat Pfennig (0.42 gm). C r o w n e d facing b u s t between branch and small tower. Bonhoff 1863; Cahn 186 (Lindau); Klein 76. Toned EF. ($250) Ex Numismatik

Lanz Auktion

29 (7-8 May 1984), lot 262. 198

Leu & Numismatic

Fine


TRITON II

Extremely Rare Hong Kong 1864 JE Mil

1171. A m a l f i . Circa 1050-1100. A V Tari (0.94 g m ) . Pseudo-Kufic legend a r o u n d central pellet / Pseudo-Kufic legend a r o u n d central pellet. T r a v a i n i 53. EF. ($750) 1167. H O N G K O N G . 1864. JE Mil (0.96 gm). Chinese Legend / English Legend. K M 1. AU, dark brown. Extremely rare date. ($1000)

V

*—•νΐ ' Ι ώ - · ^ ^ V . 1172. A m a l f i . Ruggero I I . 1127-1154. A V Tari (0.86 gm). Struck 1140-1154. P s e u d o - K u f i c legend a r o u n d central R / Pseudo-Kufic legend a r o u n d central cross. C N I X V I I I pg. 4,5; T r a v a i n i 226. VF ‫ ׳‬flan crack. ($500)

SöcS^ismwÄ

1168. H U N G A R Y . Matthias II. 1608-1612. AV Medal of Five Ducats (17.06 gm). M A T T H I A S I I · R E X · H V N G A R L E C O R O N A T V S MDCVIII, crowned bust w e a r i n g chain and high ruff collar, C Η below / + M E M O R I / E + E R G O : C I V I T A T E S · Et O P P I D A N I · INFERIORE· AVSTRUE· PROPRYS· SVIS· SVMPTIBVS· FIERI· F E C E R V N T in seven lines; crossed palm branches over laurel wreath. H o r s k y 1417 (in silver); M o n t e n u e v o 692 (in silver). Good VF. Very Rare. ($2000) This medal commemorates

the homage of the lower Austrian

1173. A m a l f i . Ruggero I I . 1127-1154. A V Tari (0.84 gm). Struck 1140-1154. P s e u d o - K u f i c l e g e n d a r o u n d central R · / Pseudo-Kufic legend a r o u n d central cross; pellet above cross. C N I X V H I pg. 6, 5; T r a v a i n i 228. VF, f l a n crack. ($500)

cities.

1169. I S L A M I C D Y N A S T I E S . Burji M a m l u k s . al-Zahir Abu Sa'id Timirbugha. A H 873 (1468-1469 AD). AV Ashrafi (3.37 gm). Balog 802; A l b u m 1024. G o o d VF, some gouges in fields. Very Rare. ($750)

1174. A m a l f i . Ruggero I I . 1127-1154. A V Tari (0.89 gm). Struck 1140-1154. P s e u d o - K u f i c l e g e n d a r o u n d central R* / Pseudo-Kufic legend a r o u n d central cross. C N I X V I I I pg. 6 , 1 ; T r a v a i n i 231. G o o d ($500) VF.

AV 1170. ITALY, Amalfi. Circa 1050-1100. AV Tari (0.92 gm). PseudoKufic legend around central cross / Pseudo-Kufic legend around central cross. Travaini, La Monetazione nell'Italia Nonnanna, 51. EF, thin flan crack. ($1000)

1175. Beneventum. Sico. 817-832. A V Solidus (3.98 gm). SICO- PRINCES, c r o w n e d facing bust, h o l d i n g globus cruciger; star to r i g h t / A R C H A N ç E L V S O N O O M I C H A E L · , Archangel Michael standing facing, h o l d i n g crazier and globus cruciger. CNI XVIII pg. 161, 1; cf. M E C 1103; Friedberg 107. EF, obverse die break, tiny flan crack. ($1000)

Once a prosperous city sharing with Venice and Gaeta the Italian trade ivith the east (from which this coin type indirectly derives), in 1131 Amalfi was reduced by Roger and rapidly declined in importance.

199


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1181. Florence. C o s i m o III. 1721. AV Florin (3.50 g m ) . C O S M V S · I I I · D · G · M · D V X · E T R · , lily of F l o r e n c e / · S · I O H A N N E S · B A P T I S T A · 1721, St. J o h n the Baptist seated. C N I XII pg. 398, 90; Friedberg 326. EF, small obverse die break. ($600)

1176. Cagliari. Spanish Kings. Philip V. 1702. AV Scudo (3.20 gm). · P H I L I P · V ' H I S P · E T · S A R D · R E X · , arms; 1702 b e l o w / * · I N I M I C · E I V S · I N D V A M · C O N F V S · , cross. C N I Π pg. 470, 4; Friedberg 145. EF, adjustment marks. ($750)

Florentine Gold Piece of Leopold II

1177. Cisalpine Republic. Year IX (1801). A R Thirty Soldi (7.29 gm). R E P V B B L I C A C I S A L P I N A . , capped, w r e a t h e d and draped bust of the R e p u b l i c right; S O L D I . 30. b e l o w / PACE CELEBRATA. F O R O B O N A P A R T E F O N D A T O . A N N O IX. C N I V pg. 415, 7; K M 1. A U , a d j u s t m e n t marks. ($200) 1182. Florence. L e o p o l d II. 1828. AV E i g h t y Florins o r 200 Paoli (32.55 g m ) . L E O P O L D V S I I · D · G · P · 1 · A · P · R · H · E T Β · A · A · M A G N · D V X · E T R · , lily of Florence; Ν a n d s y m b o l b e l o w / N O S T R A D E V S S V S C E P T O R , crowned a n d m a n t l e d a r m s ; K 2 4 and 1828 below. E d g e inscription: * O T T A N T A F I O R I N I * 2 0 0 PAOLI. C N I XII pg. 468, 20; Friedberg 343. A U , reflective surfaces, a few small rim bruises. ($2000)

1178. Ferrara. A l f o n s o II d'Este. 1559-1597. AV Scudo sole (3.15 g m ) . · A L F O N S V S II F E R R A R ‫ ־‬D V X · , arms of * S E M E L I N A E T E R N V M , ornate cross. C N I X p g . 477, 84; 272. G o o d VF, some r o u g h spots, c l i p p e d .

d'oro del Ferrara / Friedberg ($750)

1183. Genoa. Republic. Circa 1280-1339. AV G e n o v i n o (3.53 gm). + A : IANVA: QVA: D E V S : [ P T j E G A T * C, city gate / + : C O N R A D V S : REX: R O M A N O R V M : , cross. CNI III pg. 32, 20. G o o d VF. ($750)

1179. Florence. 1252-1303. A V F l o r i n (3.50 g m ) . + F L O R E N T I A , l i l y of Florence / · S I O H A N N E S · Β, St. J o h n the Baptist standing; mintmark: boat. B e r n o c c h i 166; Friedberg 275. G o o d VF. ($400)

1180. Florence. Ferdinand II de Medici. 1636. A R Testone (9.01 gm). · F E R D · I I · M A G N · D V X · E T V R , armored bust right / · S · IO A N N E S · B A P T I S T A , draped figure of St. John the Baptist seated facing, h o l d i n g long cross; 1636 in exergue. C N I XII pg. 367, 87; Morosini Π, 9. Choice EF, spectacular bluish-gray toning, die rust on shoulder. ($500)

Lot 1184 200


TRITON II

1187. G e n o a . L i g u r i a n R e p u b l i c . Year 8 (=1805). A V 96 L i r e (25.17 g m ) . R E P U B B L I C A L I G U R E · A N · V I I I , L · 96 i n e x e r g u e , L i g u r i a seated l e f t , h o l d i n g spear a n d r e s t i n g a r m o n s h i e l d ; L . V A S S A L O o n base / N E L L ‫ ׳‬U N I O N E L A F O R Z A , fasces s u r m o u n t e d b y p i l e u s w i t h i n w r e a t h ; 1805 i n e x e r g u e , e d g e i n s c r i p t i o n . C N I I I I p g . 506, 2; F r i e d b e r g 448. G o o d VF, a f e w scratches. ($1500) 1184. Genoa. 1650. A R 2 S c u d i (75.60 g m ) . + D V X * E T * G V B E R N A T O R E S * R E I P * G E N * , cross w i t h w i n g e d c h e r u b heads i n angles / *ET* R E G E * EOS* 1650* B * N * , M a d o n n a a n d C h i l d seated o n c l o u d s ; c h e r u b s f l y i n g above. C N I I I I p g . 365, 6; D a v e n p o r t LS 553. T o n e d , g o o d VF, t w o s m a l l f l a n cracks. ($1250)

1188. M i l a n . G i a n G a l e a z z o M a r i a Sforza, u n d e r the regency of L u d o v i c o M a r i a Sforza. 1480-1494. A R Testone (9.67 g m ) . I O G Z · M · S F · V I C E C O · D V X · M L I · SX, c u i r a s s e d b u s t o f G i a n G a l e a z z o r i g h t / · L V D O V I C V S « P A T R W S · G V B N A N S · , c u i r a s s e d b u s t of L u d o v i c o r i g h t . C r i p p a 3; C N I V p g . 1 8 8 , 1 6 f f . T o n e d VF. ($500)

1185. G e n o a . 1796. A V 9 6 L i r e (25.14 g m ) . D U X · E T · G U B · R E I P · G E N U · , c r o w n e d a r m s r e s t i n g o n base, f l a n k e d b y g r i f f i n s s u p p o r t i n g a c r o w n ; l i o n ' s h e a d b e l o w / E T · R E G E · E O S · 1796*, t h e M a d o n n a w i t h c h i l d o n c l o u d ; L · 96 i n e x e r g u e , p a t t e r n e d edge. C N I I I I p g . 498, 2; F r i e d b e r g 444. EF, l u s t r o u s , o b v e r s e d i e cracks. ($1000)

1189. N a p l e s . C h a r l e s d ' A n j o u . 1266-1285. A V S a l u t o d ' o r o (4.37 g m ) . + K A R O L ' · D E I · G R A · I E R L ' M · S I C I L I E · R E X , a r m s of Jerusalem a n d A n j o u / + A V E · G R A C I A · P L E N A · D O M I N U S · T E C U M , the A n n u n c i a t i o n ; l i l y i n vase b e l o w . P a n n u t i 1; C N I X I X p g . 1 5 , 1 ; F r i e d b e r g 808. EF. ($1250)

1186. G e n o a . L i g u r i a n R e p u b l i c . Year 1 (=1798). A V 96 L i r e (25.14 g m ) . R E P U B B L I C A L I G U R E · A N N O · 1 · ; L · 96 i n e x e r g u e , L i g u r i a seated left, h o l d i n g spear a n d r e s t i n g a r m o n s h i e l d ; L . V A S S A L O o n base / N E L L ‫ ׳‬U N I O N E L A · F O R Z A , fasces s u r m o u n t e d b y p i l e u s w i t h i n w r e a t h ; 1798 i n exergue, e d g e i n s c r i p t i o n . C N I ΠΙ p g . 5 0 2 , 2;

1190. N a p l e s . F e r d i n a n d I o f A r a g o n . 1458-1494. A V D u c a t o (3.49 g m ) . F E R D I N A N D V S : D : G: R · S I I · V, c r o w n e d a r m s / · R E C O R D A T : M I S E R I C O R D I E : S, c r o w n e d b u s t r i g h t ; C b e h i n d . C N I X I X p g . 90, 42 var.; F r i e d b e r g 819. EF. ($1500)

Friedberg 448. EF, small flan crack, adjustment marks, rim bruise. ($1250)

201


TRITON II Rare Venetian G o l d Ducat of M a r i n o Falier

1191. Savoy. Vittorio A m e d e o I. 1632. A R D u c a t e n e (30.82 g m ) . V · A M E D E V S · D · G · D V X · S A B A D I / E · , ornately draped bust r i g h t ; 1632 b e t w e e n t w o r o p e k n o t s b e l o w / E T PRINCEPS PEDEM O N T I V M , c r o w n e d arms w i t h i n chain of l i n k s a n d flowers. C N I I, pg. 3 1 5 , 1 7 var.; M o r o s i n i ΠΙ, 10. G o o d VF, rough surfaces. Rare. ($3000)

1195. Venice. M a r i n o Falier. 1354-1355. A V D u c a t (3.51 g m ) . · S · M V E N E T I · M A I N ‫ ׳‬F A L E D R O , M a r i n o k n e e l i n g , r e c e i v i n g banner f r o m Saint M a r k ; D V X u n d e r banner / · S I T · T · X R E · D A T ‫ ׳‬Q T V REGIS · I S T E · D V C A T ' · , Christ i n m a n d o r l a s u r r o u n d e d b y f o u r stars to left, five stars to r i g h t . C N I — ; P a p a d o p o l i 1; Scarfea 93; Paolucci 1; Ives pl. II; F r i e d b u r g 1222. Choice EF, one t i n y scrape o n the saint's n i m b u s , one t i n y n i c k i n reverse field. ($10,000) Marino Falier's ducats are among the rarest in the entire series of Venetian doges (Rarity 5 on Paolucci's scale of 6). A member of one of the most distinguished Venetian families, Falier served the Republic in both military and diplomatic capacities. In September 1354 he was elected Doge while away on a mission to Pope Innocent IV in Avignon. Very shortly thereafter the Venetian fleet was destroyed during a battle with the Genoese. This aggravated the situation Venice already found herself in due to plague and economic difficulties. Falier was an ambitious man. He was not happy with the limitations of ducal power and soon found others of like mind. A plot ivas formed to assassinate the chief patricians and proclaim Falieri prince. They were found out and the Doge was tried and convicted by the Council of Ten, a committee which dealt with conspiracies and other threats to publie safety. He was executed on April 17,1355.

1192. Sicily. Frederick II. 1197-1250. AV Multiple Tari (7.35 gm). Struck 1209-1220. F E s u r r o u n d e d by pseudo-Kufic inscription / IC X C N I Κ Α , latin cross; surrounded by pseudo-Kufic inscription. S p a h r 59. EF. ($1000)

1193. Sicily. Frederick II. 1197-1250. AV Multiple Tari (4.10 gm). Struck 1209-1220. FE surrounded by pseudo-Kufic inscription / IC X C NI Κ Α , latin cross; surrounded by pseudo-Kufic inscription. Spahr 59. G o o d VF, obverse double-struck and off center, a little dirt adhering. ($300) 1196. Venice. A l v i s e III S e b a s t i a n o M o c e n i g o . 1728. A R Osella (9.77 gm). S* M * V * A L O Y S : M O C E N * D*, Doge kneeling a n d receiving b a n n e r from St. M a r k ; A N * VU* B · G * in exergue in t w o lines / IN V I R T V T E E T A B V N D A N T I A PAX., A b u n d a n c e s t a n d i n g facing, holding olive b r a n c h a n d cornucopiae; soldiers to h e r l o w e r right, warship to her lower left, *1728* in exergue. Werdnig 209; Paolucci 211. EF, mirrored surfaces. ($1000) The Osella originated as a form of tribute the Doge of Venice rendered each year to the Patricians. Originally given in the form of five game birds to each noble, in 1521 it was decreed that the Doge should make the payment in coin. The name 'osella' is derived from the word 'uccello', meaning 'bird'. The original obverse design was that of St. Mark and the Doge, while the reverse recorded the Doge's 'gift'. Later designs would depict an allegorical type, as on this piece, or commemorate a contemporary event or accomplishment. These coin-medals were traditionally distributed in December and, as each member of the Great Council received one, Paolucci estimates the annual mintage to be approximately 2500.

1194. Sicily. Frederick II. 1197-1250. AV Multiple Tari (4.40 gm). Struck 1220-1250. · [ F ] · I M P E [ R A T O ] R , crowned eagle facing with spread wings, head right / IC X C N I Κ Α , latin cross. Spahr 92. EF, flan cracks. ($1000)

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1197. I T A L Y , K i n g d o m of N a p o l e o n . 1814 M . A R 5 L i r e (25.02 g m ) . N A P O L E O N E I M P E R A T O R E E RE, 1 8 1 4 / M , h e a d r i g h t / R E G N O D ' I T A L I A , 5 . L I R E , c r o w n e d a r m s . E d g e incuse: * D I O P R O T E G G E L ' I T A L I A . C f . K M 10.7 ( u n l i s t e d d a t e f o r m i n t m a r k ) . EF, reflective surfaces. ($750) 1200. B r a b a n t . M a r i e de B o u r g o g n e . 1480. A R D o u b l e B r i q u e t (2.83 g m ) . A n t w e r p m i n t . S A L W 8 F A C 8 P P L M 8 T W 8 D N E λ8 1480, g a r n i s h e d a r m s / + M A R I A 8 D E I 8 G 8 D V C I S S 8 B G 8 B R 8 Z 8 LI, lions s e a t e d o p p o s e d ; j e w e l o f the G o l d e n F l e e c e b e t w e e n ; m i n t m a r k : castle in l e g e n d . F r e y 210; D e M e y 152; D e n D u y t s 88. A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d EF. R a r e . ($400)

Rare Japanese Gold Nishu Kin

Early AD dated coinage (before 1500) is very rare in general as the practice did not become common until the 16th century. Marie, only child of Charles the Bold, became Duchess of Burgundy at the age of 20 when her father was killed in battle. She married Archduke Maximilian of Austria shortly thereafter in order to create an alliance powerful enough to resist French encroachment on her territories. Her reign was cut short by a fatal fall from her horse at the age of 25.

1198. J A P A N . G e n r o k u Era. C i r c a 1 6 9 5 - 1 7 1 0 . A V N i s h u K i n (2.21 g m ) . J a c o b s E 1; F r i e d b e r g 33; K M 3 3 . VF, a n n u l e t p u n c h m a r k o n obverse. Rare. ($750)

1201. F l a n d e r s . L o u i s II d e M â l e . 1 3 4 6 - 1 3 8 4 . AV N o u v e l l e c h a i s e d ' o r au lion (4.46 g m ) . + L V D O V I C V S x D E I x x G R A x C O M ' x S x D N S x F L A N D ‫ ׳‬, D u k e seated o n G o t h i c style t h r o n e , h o l d i n g l o n g s w o r d a n d l i o n s h i e l d , w i t h i n tressure o f e i g h t arcs / + X R E V I N C I T X R E R E G N A T X R E I M P E R A T ( d o u b l e b r o k e n a n n u l e t stops), cross fleury o n q u a d r i l o b e ; f o u r f l o w e r s a r o u n d . D e l m o n t e 466; D e M e y 205; F r i e d b e r g 96. N i c e VF. ($750)

1199. L O W L A N D S . Brabant. Jeanne a n d Wenceslas. 1355-1383. A V Pieter d ' o r . (4.05 g m ) . L o u v a i n m i n t . + W E N C E L A V S x S x J O H A N N A x x D E I x G R A x B R A B x D V C E S , St. Peter n i m b a t e i n p o l y lobe, h o l d i n g k e y a n d b o o k ; a b o v e a r m s / + X R C : V I U C I T : X R C : R E G W A T : X R C : I M P E R A T , o r n a t e cross w i t h rose at center. D e l M o n t e 45; D e M e y 390; F r i e d b e r g 21. W e l l s t r u c k EF. ($1500)

1202. M O N G O L S . C h i n g i z ( G e n g h i s ) K h a n . A H 618 ( 1 2 2 1 / 1 2 2 2 A D ) . A V D i n a r (5.21 g m ) . G h a z n a m i n t . " T h e K h a n o f K h a n s , T h e Just, T h e M o s t M i g h t y , C h i n g i z K h a n " . A l b u m 1964. VF, c r u d e strike. Rare. ($1000) Although the Great Khan's name has traditionally been spelled 'Genghis', more recent research has shown the accurate transliteration to be 'Chingiz', as shown on these coins.

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1207. Stefan V i l i U r o s h I V Dosan, Zar. 1347-1355. A R D e n a r (1.12 gm). I C - X C across field, Christ enthroned facing; tree o n either side / E m p e r o r and e m p r e s s standing facing, each h o l d i n g sceptre and long patriarchal cross b e t w e e n them. J o v a n o v i c 5 7 var.; Ljubic pg. 116, V I and pi. 8 , 1 9 ; M o n t e n u o v o 217. Toned VF. ($300) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Part II (Bank Leu & Numismatic Fine Arts, 16-18 October 1984), lot 965 (purchased by Garrett from Adams, 10 December 1927).

1203. P E R U . P h i l i p I I . 1556-1598. A R 8 Reals (27.29 g m ) . L i m a m i n t , assayer D i e g o d e la Torre, 1577-1588. P H I L I [ P ] V S D, G, H I S P A N I A R V M E , c r o w n e d arms; * above 8 to left, ρ a b o v e annulet and D to right / • E T I N D I A R V M REX, arms of Castile and Leon. C & C 3718; Calicò 239. Toned, near EF. ($500) Diego de la Torre was known for the high quality of his

coins.

1208. S I A M (Thailand). Rama I V (Phra C h o m K l a o ' M o n g k u t . ( ‫׳‬ 1851-1868. A R T w o Baht (29.53 g m ) . Circa 1863. C r o w n b e t w e e n t w o parasols; floral patterns a n d stars a r o u n d / E l e p h a n t s t a n d i n g left w i t h i n chakra; stars a r o u n d . K M 12. Toned EF. ($500) 1204. P O L A N D . Ladislaus I V . 1642. A R Thaler (28.63 gm). V L A : ΙΠΙ: D: G: R E X : P O L · M: D: LIT: RVS: PR: M A · , crowned bust right, small a r m s b e l o w / S A M : LIV: N E C : N O : SV: GOT: VAN: Q: H7E: R E X · , c r o w n e d a r m s within garter; G — G / 1 6 — 4 2 . G u m o w s k i 1553; D a v e n p o r t 4329. Toned VF, slight doubling on reverse. ($500)

Ex Swiss Credit (27-28 April

1205. P O R T U G A L . Joäo II. 1481-1495. AV C r u z a d o (3.53 gm). + I O H A N E S : II: R: P: ET: Λ: D: G V I N : , arms / + I O H A N E S : Π: R: Ρ: ET: Λ: D: G V I N E E : cross in octolobe; annulets around. Vaz J2.08; G o m e s 21.05; Friedberg 19. VF. ($750)

1984), lot 1117.

1209. S W E D E N . Carl XII. 1713. A R Riksdaler (29.78 g m ) . C A R O L V S · X I I · D · G · R E X · S V E · , a r m o r e d bust right / M e d G u d z hielp, c r o w n e d a r m s s u p p o r t e d by lions; L * 1 7 1 3 « C b e l o w . Tingström 10; D a v e n p o r t 1715; K M 351. Toned EF, a few small scratches and u n e v e n toning on obverse. ($500) Ex Stack's (4-6 December

1206. S E R B I A . Stefan VIII U r o s h I V D o s a n , Zar. 1347-1355. A R D e n a r (1.64 gm). I C - X C across field, Christ enthroned facing; to left and right, N - [ 0 ] , rosette on throne right / Cyrillic inscription in five lines. J o v a n o v i c 54 var.; Ljubic pg. 127, 4 var. and pi. 9, 3, 5 var.; M o n t e n u o v o 2 5 4 variety. Rare. Toned VF. ($300) Ex John Work Garrett Collection, Part II (Bank Leu 6‫ ־‬Numismatic Fine Arts, 16-18 October 1984), lot 963 (purchased by Garrett from Wayte Raymond, 23 October 1923). 204

1984), lot 473.


TRITON II Very Rare Transylvanian Gold Ten Ducats

1210. Charles XII. 1718. AR 31mm χ 23mm oval Medal (7.28 gm). Commemorating the death of Charles. C A R O L U S · X I I · D · G · S U · G · V · R E X · , laureate and armored bust right; O B · I I · DEC: 1718: / FORTITVDO ET IMMORTALITAS, Fortitudo and Immortalitas standing facing next to broken pillar. Hild. 217. EF, reflective surfaces. ($300)

1212. TRANSYLVANIA. Michael Apafi. 1671. AV Ten Ducats (34.07 gm). Klausenburg mint. M I C H A E L · A P A F I · D · G · P R I N · TRAN, half-length bust right wearing elaborately decorated armor and tall fur cap; holding a sceptre in the right hand, the left hand holding the hilt of a sheathed sword / P A R · R E G · H V N · D O M · E T · S I C · C O · 1671, crowned circular arms resting on stylized double-headed eagle; within the arms is contained the sun over a bird with spread wings, the moon over seven castles; a cap with a vine growing around it, and the mint initials A C (Arx Claudiopolis). Resch 83 var. (different mint); Friedberg 242. EF, minor nicks in obverse fields, a few rim bruises and nicks. Very Rare. ($10,000) Transylvania occupies the area that was the ancient Roman province of Dacia and formed the easternmost part of Hungary for most of the second millenium AD. Due to power struggles between the Hungarians and the Turks, Transylvania became a principality in 1540 and enjoyed some degree of autonomy until the mid 17th century. Michael Apafi was an appointed vassel who ruled during one of the periods of Turkish strength. Transylvanian coinage during this period is very interesting due to the wide variety of flan shapes. Round and klippe, both regular and irregular, are frequent while hexagons, octagons, and rectangles were also used. Even crescents and multi-rayed stars are knownl

1211. S W I T Z E R L A N D , Basel. 1741. A R Double Thaler (50.32 gm). View of the city from the east; BASILEA in cartouche and eight coats of arms above, 1741, cornucopiae and I HM in exergue / *DOMINE • CONSERVA· N O S · I N · PACE, basilisk holding the city's coat of arms; edge inscription. Davenport 1749; K M 150. Toned, good VF, adjustment marks, one reverse scratch. ($1000)

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TRITON II A Better Gold Stater of Tasciovanus

BRITISH COINAGE (Celtic to Modern)

featuring the John Jordan Co faction AV 1217. Trinovantes. Tasciovanus. Mid-Late First Century BC. AV Stater (5.38 gm). Crossed wreaths / Τ A S C, Celtic warrior riding on horse right, carying carnyx; two five-spoked wheels around. Hobbs 1611; Van Arsdell 1732-1; Seaby 217. EF. ($1250) From the John Jordan

Collection.

1213. CELTIC. Gallo-Belgic ABI. Late Second-Mid First Century BC. AV Stater (6.97 gm). Head of Apollo left / Horse left. Van Arsdell 12-1; Seaby 2. Near VF, some scrapes and nicks. ($750) 1218. Trinovantes. Tasciovanus. Mid-Late First Century BC. AV Stater (5.44 gm). Crossed wreaths / Warrior on horse right; [T]ASC below. Hobbs 1622; Van Arsdell 1732-5; Seaby 217. Good VF. Rose gold. ($1000)

1214. Uninscribed British A. Late Second-Mid First Century BC. AV Stater (6.23 gm). Westerham type. Head of Apollo right / Horse ($500) left. Hobbs 24; Van Arsdell 202-1; Seaby 21. Good VF. From the John Jordan

1219. Trinovantes. Cunobeline. Early-Mid First Century AD. AV Stater (5.47 gm). Wild Series A. [C]A MV, grain ear / C V N O below prancing horse; branch above. Hobbs 1784; Van Arsdell 1931-1; Seaby 283. Good VF. ($600)

Collection.

From the John Jordan

Collection.

1220. Trinovantes. Cunobeline. Early-Mid First Century AD. AR Unit (1.26 gm). CV NO, Hercules with club and lion's skin / [TASCI]IOVA, woman riding side-saddle on horse right. Hobbs 1884; Van Arsdell 2061-1; Seaby 315. Toned, near EF, reverse surfaces a little rough. ($350)

1215. Atrebates. Eppillus. Mid-Late First Century BC. A R Unit (1.11 gm). REX CALL, crescent and rosettes / EPP, eagle right. Hobbs 1059; Van Arsdell 415-1 note; Seaby 99 variety. Lightly toned, good VF. ($250)

1221. Trinovantes. Epaticcus. Early-Mid First Century AD. AR Unit (1.30 gm). TASCIOV, Victory seated right on box with X pattern, holding wreath / EPAT, boar running right below tree. Hobbs 2294ff; Van Arsdell 581-1; Seaby 357. Superb. ($500)

AV 1216. Atrebates. Verica. Late First Century BC-Early First Century AD. AV Quarter Stater (1.14 gm). C O M F on tablet, pellet-in-ring above and below / Horse prancing right; VI above. Hobbs 1179ff; Van Arsdell 466-1; Seaby 124. Good VF. Rose gold. ($400)

In the past this coinage has been attributed to the Atrebates. However, in the new British Museum catalog, Richard Hobbs says Epaticcus claimed to be descended of Tasciovanus and may have been Cunobeline's brother. His coinage appears to have circulated mainly in the area of the Atrebates and adhered to a southern denomination system. One possible conclusion is that he ruled the south instead of the north Thames region. 206


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1222. T r i n o v a n t e s . C a r a t a c u s . L a t e First C e n t u r y BC- E a r l y F i r s t C e n t u r y A D . A R M i n i m (0.23 g m ) . C A R A a r o u n d p e l l e t i n r i n g ; a p e l let i n s i d e each l e t t e r / Pegasus w i t h s p r e a d w i n g s , j u m p i n g r i g h t . H o b b s 2385; V a n A r s d e l l 595-1; Seaby 3 6 4 A . W e l l t o n e d EF. ($500) From the John Jordan

1227. Iceni. B u r y T y p e . M i d - L a t e F i r s t C e n t u r y BC. A R U n i t (1.28 g m ) . H e a d r i g h t w i t h l o n g c o i l e d h a i r , w e a r i n g p a t t e r n e d f i l l e t or d i a d e m ; stars b e f o r e / H o r s e s t a n d i n g r i g h t , p e l l e t i n r i n g a b o v e , ' s u n ' b e f o r e , star a n d b r a n c h b e l o w . H o b b s 3533; V a n A r s d e l l — ; Seaby 432. W e l l t o n e d EF. ($400)

Collection.

"Cara" may be Caratacus, the son of Cunobeline, however stylistic archaeological evidence make the association less than certain.

and From the John Jordan

Collection.

Anglo-Saxon Coinage

W h e n t h e R o m a n s w i t h d r e w f r o m B r i t a i n i n the 5 t h C e n t u r y A D , t h e political and economic instability that gradually resulted meant a lack of a s t a n d a r d i z e d coinage. For a b o u t t w o centuries thereafter t h e B r i t i s h u s e d t h e r e m n a n t s o f R o m a n c o i n a g e as w e l l as b a r t e r o r o t h e r m e a n s of e x c h a n g e (alas f o r r o m a n t i c s — t h e r e is n o c o i n a g e i n t h e n a m e o f A r t h u r ) . S t a r t i n g a b o u t 620 A D a n a t i o n a l sense of p o l i t ical o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d c u l t u r e s t a r t e d t o e m e r g e . T r a d e w i t h o t h e r c u i tures, n o t a b l y t h e M e r o v i n g i a n s , i n c r e a s e d a n d b r o u g h t c o i n a g e b a c k w i t h it. T h e M e r o v i n g i a n g o l d t r e m i s s i s s e r v e d as a m o d e l f o r the g o l d t h r y m s a w h i c h b e c a m e the f i r s t n a t i v e B r i t i s h c o i n a g e s t r u c k since t h e C e l t s six c e n t u r i e s earlier. These t h r y m s a s , a n d t h e s i l v e r sceatttas w h i c h s o o n f o l l o w e d , d i s p l a y a f a s c i n a t i n g v a r i e t y of d e s i g n s . I n a v e r y s m a l l space o n e c a n see t h e m o d e l s a n d m e m o r i e s of R o m a n c i v i l i z a t i o n , n a t i v e C e l t i c a r t , l e g e n d s i n R u n e s as w e l l as L a t i n , a n d the i n c r e a s i n g d o m i n a n c e o f C h r i s t i a n i t y .

AV 1223. T r i n o v a n t e s . A d d e d o m a r o s . M i d - L a t e F i r s t C e n t u r y BC. A V Stater (5.57 g m ) . S i x - a r m e d s p i r a l w i t h t h r e e crescents at center / [ A D D I I D O M ] , horse right; pellet-in-ring before horse and u n d e r horse's tail, c o r n u c o p i a e b e l o w , u n c e r t a i n object above. H o b b s 2396; V a n A r s d e l l 1620-1; Seaby 201. EF. Rose g o l d . ($750)

1224. T r i n o v a n t e s . D u b n o v e l l a u n u s i n Essex. M i d - L a t e F i r s t C e n t u r y BC. Base A V Stater (4.53 g m ) . W r e a t h w i t h crescents; p e l l e t i n - r i n g s y m b o l a t e n d s a n d b y crescents / H o r s e p r a n c i n g l e f t ; p e l l e t - i n - r i n g a b o v e , b r a n c h w i t h leaves b e l o w . H o b b s 2440; V a n A r s d e l l 1650-1; Seaby 207. VF. V e r y Rare. ($1250)

Rare G o l d Thrymsa of ‫׳‬Pada‫׳‬

AV

1225. C o r i e l t a u v i . I I s v p Rasv. L a t e F i r s t C e n t u r y B C - E a r l y First C e n t u r y A D . A V Stater (5.21 g m ) . A p o l l o w r e a t h p a t t e r n / H o r s e left; [ I I S V P ] a b o v e , R A S V b e f o r e a n d b e l o w . H o b b s 3269; V a n A r s d e l l 920($1250) 1; Seaby 405. G o o d VF. Rare. Rose g o l d .

1228. A n g l o - S a x o n . K e n t . 'Pada‫׳‬. C i r c a 660-675. Pale A V T h r y m s a (1.04 g m ) . Series Pa, T y p e P a l l a . I T N D , d i a d e m e d a n d c u i r a s s e d b u s t r i g h t / R u n i c " P A D A " ( r e t r o g r a d e ) , t h r e e crescents a b o v e ; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d a r o u n d . M e t c a l f p g . 73ff; S.E. R i n g o l d , " T h e T w o P r i m a r y Series of Sceattas" ( B N J 30 [1960-1961]), p l . I I ; N o r t h 154; Seaby 769. A t t r a c t i v e l y t o n e d EF. V e r y Rare.

($2000) From the John Jordan 1987), no. 2969.

Collection.

Ex Spink

Numismatic

Circular

(May

The meaning of 'Pada' is not certain. It may be the name of the moneyer who made these coins. The ruler who issued them is not known. According to Metcalf, this series forms a transitional stage between the gold thrymsa and the silver sceatta. It starts out with an alloy of at most 20% gold and ends containing almost none. According to chemical and specific gravity analysis this type contains 13%-20% gold. This coin appears to be silver, as a fineness of three to five karats is not usually eye-apparent.

1226. Iceni. I r s t e a d T y p e . M i d - L a t e F i r s t C e n t u r y BC. A V Q u a r t e r Stater (1.07 g m ) . C r o s s - h a t c h b o x p a t t e r n , leaves a n d p e l l e t s a r o u n d / H o r s e s t a n d i n g r i g h t w i t h l e f t f r o n t leg r a i s e d , t r i p l e leaf a b o v e , p e l l e t i n r i n g b e l o w . H o b b s 3436; V a n A r s d e l l 628-1; Seaby 430. C h o i c e EF, a m i n i a t u r e j e w e l of C e l t i c art! Rose g o l d . ($500) From the John Jordan Collection. 207


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1229. K e n t . T a d a ‫ ׳‬. C i r c a 675-685. A R Sceatta (0.97 g m ) . Series A , Type Palli. V N C DMV, cuirassed bust w e a r i n g d i a d e m of double p e a r l s r i g h t / I V S V N V A a n d R u n i c " P A D A " a r o u n d c e n t r a l cross w i t h a n n u l e t s i n angles. M e t c a l f 82; S.E. R i n g o l d , " T h e T w o P r i m a r y Series o f Sceattas" {BNJ 30 [1960-1961]), p i . Π; N o r t h 153; S e a b y 773. Well t o n e d , g o o d VF. E x t r e m e l y R a r e . ($2000)

1233. ‫׳‬Saroaldo‫׳‬. C i r c a 710-720. A R Sceatta (1.22 g m ) . B u s t r i g h t , cross a b o v e , a n n u l e t b e f o r e / S t a n d a r d e n c l o s i n g s a l t i r e w i t h pellets i n angles; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d . M e t c a l f 151; M . A . S . B l a c k b u r n a n d M.J. Bonser, " S i n g l e F i n d s o f A n g l o - S a x o n a n d N o r m a n C o i n s - 3 " (BNJ 56 [1986]), p p . 86-87; N o r t h 51; Seaby 784. EF. ($750) From the John Jordan

Collection.

1234. S o u t h of the T h a m e s . C i r c a 680-710. A R Sceatta (0.92 g m ) . Series W . T h r e e - q u a r t e r l e n g t h f a c i n g f i g u r e l o o k i n g r i g h t , h o l d i n g t w o crosses w i t h a n n u l e t t e r m i n a l s / Cross-crosslet s u p e r i m p o s e d o n saltire. M e t c a l f p p . 153-154, v a r i e t y b ; N o r t h 148; Seaby 785. T o n e d , near V F , r o u g h surfaces. E x t r e m e l y Rare. ($750) 1230. K e n t . C i r c a 6 8 0 - 7 1 0 . A R S c e a t t a (1.26 g m ) . S e r i e s A , T y p e A2. T I C , r a d i a t e b u s t right, b e h i n d shield(?) / T T O I I o n s t a n d a r d ; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d a r o u n d . M e t c a l f 90; S.E. R i n g o l d , " T h e T w o P r i m a r y S e r i e s o f S c e a t t a s " ( B N J 30 [ 1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 ] ) , pi. Π; N o r t h 40; S e a b y 775. ($400) D a r k l y t o n e d EF. R a r e . From the John Jordan

Collection.

1235. Y o r k or N o r t h u m b r i a . C i r c a 710-760. A R Sceatta (0.98 g m ) . Series J, T y p e 37. C o n f r o n t e d heads w i t h cross o n base b e t w e e n t h e m / Cross w i t h f o u r c i r c l i n g b i r d s . M e t c a l f 299; N o r t h 135; Seaby 792. T o n e d EF. ($600) From the John Jordan

1231. L o n d o n o r E a s t S a x o n . Circa 6 8 0 - 7 1 0 . A R S c e a t t a (1.14 g m ) . S e r i e s B, T y p e B I A . D i a d e m e d h e a d right, e n c i r c l e d b y s n a k e b i t i n g its tail; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d a r o u n d / Bird s t a n d i n g right o n cross, a n n u l e t s to s i d e s , e n c i r c l e d b y s n a k e b i t i n g its tail; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d a r o u n d . M e t c a l f 106; S.E. R i n g o l d , " T h e T w o P r i m a r y S e r i e s o f S c e a t t a s " ( B N J 3 0 [ 1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 ] ) , pi. ΠΙ; N o r t h 1 2 6 a ; S e a b y 777. D a r k l y t o n e d EF. ($400) From

the John Jordan

1236. Y o r k or C o n t i n e n t a l I m i t a t i o n . C i r c a 710-760. A R Sceatta (1.15 g m ) . Series J, T y p e 72. C o n f r o n t e d h e a d s w i t h cross o n base between t h e m / Bird standing right, l o o k i n g back; V a n d trefoil above. M e t c a l f 303; N o r t h — ; Seaby 7 9 2 A . T o n e d , n e a r EF, s l i g h t l y o f f center. Less t h a n 15 k n o w n . ($900)

Collection.

1237. East Kent(?). C i r c a 710-725. A R Sceatta (1.03 g m ) . Series U , T y p e 23d. F a c i n g f i g u r e w e a r i n g h e l m e t a n d l o n g r o b e w i t h X at b o t torn, s t a n d i n g o n u p t u r n e d crescent, h o l d i n g t w o crosses p o m m é e / L o n g - n e c k e d b i r d w a l k i n g right, p e c k i n g at b e r r i e s o n b u s h . M e t c a l f 450; N o r t h 112 var.; S e a b y 7 9 3 variety. S u p e r b , r e m a r k a b l y d e t a i l e d . ($750)

1232. M i d d l e A n g l i a . Circa 6 8 0 - 7 1 0 A D . A R S c e a t t a (1.25 g m ) . S e r i e s F, T y p e b. B u s t right w e a r i n g b r o a d - b r i m m e d hat, l e g e n d b e f o r e / C r o s s w i t h a n n u l e t s a n d T T II a r o u n d ; m a r g i n a l l e g e n d . M e t c a l f 137; S C B I H u n t e r i a n 5 9 ; N o r t h 62; S e a b y 781. Well t o n e d EF. ($400) From the John Jordan

Collection.

Ex Stack's (7-8 December

1994) lot

Collection.

The figure appears royal status.

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TRITON II

1242. Essex. Circa 735-750. A R Sceatta (1.09 gm). Series S, Type S I . Female centaur standing left, feathered wings spread / Whorl of four w o l f ' s h e a d s with extended tongues around central pellet. Metcalf 438; B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I, Type 47; North 121; S e a b y 831. Lightly toned EF, slight reverse encrustation. Rare. ($500)

1238. Kent. Circa 710-760. A R Sceatta (0.91 gm). Series K, Type 32a. Bust right holding cross / Wolf-headed serpent within torque. Metcalf 307ff; D.M. Metcalf and D.R. Walker, " T h e ‫ ׳‬W o l f ‫ ׳‬Sceattas" {BNJ 36 [1967]), cf. 28-29; N o r t h 90; Seaby 798. N e a r EF. ($450) From the John Jordan

Collection. From the John Jordan

Collection.

1239. East A n g l i a or Quentovic i n N o r t h e r n France. Circa 710760. A R Sceatta (1.22 g m ) . Series G. Bust r i g h t h o l d i n g cross / Standard w i t h crosses a n d pellets. Metcalf 268; N o r t h 43; Seaby 808. L i g h t l y t o n e d EF. ($500)

1243. East Anglia. Circa 710-760. A R Sceatta (1.16 gm). Series R, Type R l . Runic EPA (retrograde) before crowned bust right; A behind / Standard with T T Ο II. Metcalf 391; N o r t h 157; Seaby 832. Darkly toned EF. ($500)

From the John Jordan

From the John Jordan

Collection.

1244. C o n t i n e n t a l ( ? ) . Circa 710-760. A R Sceatta (1.22 gm). Series E, Type R / V I C O m u l e . Runic EPA (retrograde) before crowned bust right; A behind, Τ a b o v e / Standard with V I C O . Metcalf 213; North—; Seaby — . Toned, near EF. ($400)

1240. London(?). Circa 710-760. A R Sceatta (1.04 gm). Series O, Type 40. Standing figure facing, holding two crosses / Coiled dragon with long dorsal spines, scratching its head with foreclaw. Metcalf 380; SCBI Hunterian 122; North 113; Seaby 811. Darkly toned EF. ($500) From the John Jordan

Collection.

From the John Jordan

Collection.

Collection.

1245. East A n g l i a . Circa 713-749. A R Sceatta (1.00 gm). Series Q, Q / R mule. Abstract head right, runic E R before / Animal with tribrach tail right; pellets around. Metcalf pp. 496-498; N o r t h 147; Seaby 832b. Toned EF. Rare. ($750)

1241. Essex. Circa 735-750. AR Sceatta (1.02 gm). Series S, Type S I . Female centaur standing left, feathered wings spread / Whorl of four wolf's heads w i t h extended tongues around central pellet. Metcalf 438; B M C Anglo-Saxon I, Type 47; North 121; Seaby 831. Superb, lightly toned. Rare. ($1000)

From the John Jordan

For a detailed discussion of this type, see M.J. Morelmrt's article "Female Centaur or Sphinx? On Naming Sceat Types: the Case of BMC Type 47" (BHl 5 5 [1985]), pp. 1-9.

209

Collection.


TRITON II A Superb Penny of Ceolnoth

1246. East A n g l i a . Circa 713-749. A R Sceatta (0.95 gm). Series Q, Type Q l l a . A n i m a l s t a n d i n g l e f t w i t h tail w r a p p e d a r o u n d legs; pellets a r o u n d / B i r d w i t h f o r k e d t a i l s t a n d i n g left; pellets a r o u n d . Metcalf p p . 493-494; SCBI H u n t e r i a n 130; N o r t h 138; Seaby 836. EF, slight porosity. ($400) From the fohn fordan

Collection.

1250. A r c h b i s h o p s of Canterbury. C e o l n o t h . 832-870. A R P e n n y (1.40 g m ) . Struck circa 855-856. H e b e c a , moneyer. + C E O L N O D A R C H I E P ' , tonsured b u s t facing / + H E B E .·. C A M O N E T A in and around v o i d e d cross. N o r t h 245; S e a b y 894. Toned, S u p e r b .

($2000) 1247. Ribe, Jutland. Circa 720-760. A R Sceatta (1.16 gm). Series X, Barrett t y p e A / b A . ' W o d a n head', crosses a n d pellet a r o u n d / Fantastic a n i m a l b i t i n g its o w n t r i b r a c h tail. M e t c a l f 279; N o r t h 116; Seaby 843. T o n e d EF. ($400) From the John Jordan Collection. Found at Farley Mount,

near Winchester.

A n Extremely Rare Sceatta of A l d f r i t h 1251. Mercia. Offa. 757-796. A R P e n n y (1.27 g m ) . C a n t e r b u r y mint. Eoba, moneyer. Struck circa 765-792. .O. F R x M in the angles of a b e a d e d cross pattée, central beaded circle containing cross / E O B . · . A in the angles o f a Celtic cross, central circle containing a cross w i t h pellets in the angles. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I,—; C E B 11; North 261; Seaby 904. Lightly toned EF, o b v e r s e v e r y slightly off center. Very Rare. A w o n d e r f u l piece of A n g l o - S a x o n d e s i g n w o r k . ($1500) Possibly ex Rome Hoard circa

1248. N o r t h u m b r i a . A l d f r i t h . 685-704 A D . A R Sceatta (1.13 g m ) . +ALbFRIt1VS a r o u n d large pellet i n r i n g o f pellets / A n i m a l w i t h t r i b r a c h t a i l s t a n d i n g left. M e t c a l f p p . 117-119; N o r t h 176; Seaby 846. Toned VF. E x t r e m e l y Rare. ($1250)

1830.

The reign of Offa is numismatically notable for a number of reasons. The most important of these is Offa s imitation of the Frankish denier. This ereated a model that was eventually adopted all over England. The variety and beauty of his coinage far surpasses anything being produced in contemporary continental Europe. Offa also struck in gold, as demonstrated by the famous OFFA REX 'dinar'. One of the most interesting of Offa's coins is not his at all but his wife's, Queen Cynethryth. Her coins bear her name, title and portrait while making no mention of him. It is unparalleled in English coinage for a member of the royal family to strike in his or her own name without mentioning the monarch.

Aldfrith was the first king of Northumbria to whom coins can be certainly attributed. His coins are remarkable in that they name him during a period when anonymous sceattas were used everywhere else in England.

1249. N o r t h u m b r i a . Eadberht, w i t h Archbishop Ecgberht. 737758. A R Sceatta (1.21 gm). Series Y. E O T B E R E h T V F , s m a l l cross i n circle o f pellets / E C ç B E R h T A (TA ligatured), Archbishop standing right, holding a long cross in each arm. Metcalf 465; Pirie 17; Seaby 866. Toned EF. ($1000)

1252. Mercia. Coenwulf. 796-821. A R P e n n y (1.24 g m ) . G r o u p I B . S t r u c k circa 7 9 6 - 8 0 5 . C a n t e r b u r y m i n t . S e b e r h t , m o n e y e r . + » C O E N W L : F · R « E X around M in b e a d e d circle / S E B E R H T ( H T ligatured) in angles of double-line tribrach moline; pellets a r o u n d and within. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I,—; C.E. Blunt et al, " T h e C o i n a g e of Southern England, 796-840‫( ״‬BNJ X X X I I [1963]), p g . 51, 12; N o r t h 342; Seaby 914. Toned VF, even l i g h t porosity. Very rare m o n e y e r . ($1000) 210


TRITON II

1253. Mercia. C o e n w u l f . 796-821. A R P e n n y (1.29 gm). Group I B . Struck circa 796-805. L o n d o n or Canterbury mint. Pendwine, moneyer. + C O E N W L F R E X around M in beaded circle / P E N D W I N E in angles of double-line tribrach moline. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I,—; C.E. Blunt et al, " T h e Coinage of Southern England, 7 9 6 - 8 4 0 " ( B N J XXXII [1963]), pg. 51, 17 (this coin); N o r t h 342; Seaby 914. Toned, good VF, edge chipped. ($1000) Ex Sir John Evans and Lord Grantley 1944), lot 852; Delgany Hoard.

Collections

(Glendining's,

1256. East A n g l i a . Beonna. Circa 749-760‫׳‬s. A R Sceatta (0.99 gm). W i l r e d , m o n e y e r . R u n i c + B E N + N A a r o u n d rosette / R u n i c + W I L + R E D a r o u n d cross. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I , — ; M a r i o n M . A r c h i b a l d et al, " T h e Coinage of Beonna i n l i g h t of the M i d d l e H a r l i n g H o a r d " (BNJ 55 [1985]), p p . 10-54, C 61; N o r t h 4 3 0 / 2 ; Seaby—. W e l l t o n e d EF. Rare. ($1250)

22 March

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Captain "Peter" (Buckland Dix and Wood, 21 March 1995), lot 45.

An Attractive Penny of Coenwulf

Arnot

Collection

1257. East Anglia. A e t h e l w e a r d . Circa 845-855. A R Penny (1.28 gm). Aethelhelm, moneyer. E D E L P A R D RE.-.X around cross pattée with crescents in angles / A E D E L H E L M around cross pattée with w e d g e s in angles. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I, 23 var. (legend variant); North 453; Seaby 953. Toned, good VF, small e d g e chip. Extremely Rare. ($1500)

1254. Mercia. C o e n w u l f . 796-821. A R Penny (1.33 gm). G r o u p 4 G . Struck circa 815-821. C a n t e r b u r y mint. Oba, moneyer. + C O E N W L F REX M , d i a d e m e d b u s t right / t O B A f M O N t E T A around cross moline over saltire. B M C Anglo-Saxon I, 76; C.E. Blunt et al, " T h e Coinage of Southern England, 7 9 6 - 8 4 0 " (BN/ ΧΧΧΠ [1963]), pg. 56, 66; North 348; Seaby 916. Attractively toned EF. ($2000)

1258. East A n g l i a . E a d m u n d . 855-869. A R P e n n y (1.24 gm). E a d m u n d , moneyer. + E A D M V H D R E X around A / + E A D M V N D M O N (last two runic) around cross with pellets in angles. B M C Anglo-Saxon I, 60; North 456; Seaby 954. Toned, choice EF. ($1500) From the John Jordan

Collection.

Eadmund was killed by the Vikings who were invading England. He was later proclaimed a saint and a memorial coinage was later issued by the Vikings. For a detailed discussion of his coinage, see H.E. Pagan's article, "The Coinage of the East Anglian Kingdom from 825-870" in BN1 52 (1982), pp. 41-83.

1255. Mercia. Burgred. 852-874. A R P e n n y (0.99 gm). Lefle, m o n eyer. B V R G R E D REX, diademed bust right / .·.MON.·. + L E F E : . , .ETA.‫׳‬, i n three lines d i v i d e d b y lunettes. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I, 356; SCBI 20, 617 (R.P. M a c k Collection); N o r t h 423; Seaby 938. D a r k l y toned, near EF. ($400) From the John Jordan Collection. Ex R.P. Mack Collection; Major W.P. Carlyon-Britton Collection (Nathan Heywood, "The Kingdom and Coins of Burgred," BN! HI [1906], #19), from Waterloo Bridge Find, 1884.

Lot 1259 211


TRITON II A Pedigreed Penny of Aethelwulf

1259. Viking Danelaw. East Anglia. Saint Edmund Memorial Coinage. Circa 900-910. A R Penny (1.49 gm). + S C EADMVMD REX IP, large ·:• A ·:• in circle / + B O S E C I N MONETA around cross pattee in circle. B M C Anglo-Saxon I, 290ff; SCBI 29 pl. VI, 177; North 483; Seaby 960. Toned EF. ($500) Ex W.L. Gantz Collection, Part II (Glendining's, of Argyll Collection; D.C.E. Erskine Collection 1923).

23-27 June 1941); (Sotheby's, 19-20

1262. Wessex. Aethelwulf. 839-858. AR Penny (1.25 gm). Struck circa 848-851. Rochester mint. Manine, moneyer. + E D E L + W L F +REX around DORIBI around central pellet / I M A N I N C MONETA around monogram CANT. BMC Anglo-Saxon II, 11; North 614; Seaby 1049. Well toned, good VF. ($1000)

Duke April

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Norzveb Collection (Spink, 13 June 1985), lot 46 and SCBI 16 (Norweb Collection), no. 131; H.C. Curwen Collection (Glendining's, 30 September 1959), lot 84; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part III (Glendining's, 4-6 November 1958), lot 2694; H.C. Miller Collection (Thomas Elder, 26-29 May 1920), lot 60; Frank McClean, 'Astronomer', Collection (Sotheby's, 11-13 June 1906), lot 143; Hyman Montagu, Part I (Sotheby's), lot 471; W. Brice (Sotheby's); and the John Brodribb Bergne Collections (Sotheby's). One can literally travel through time with such a pedigree!

A Rare Penny of Aethelberht 1260. Viking Danelaw. Vikings at York, St. Peter Coinage. 905915. A R Penny (1.34 gm). - SCI Ρ Ε · · · TRIIO Λ in five lines / + E B O R A C E CIV, small cross pattee in cross-hatched circle. BMC AngloSaxon 1,1125ff; SCBI 21 pi. Π, 40ff; North 40; Seaby 1006. Well toned EF. ($1250)

1261. Vikings at York. St. Peter Coinage. Heavy issue, circa 905910. A R Penny (1.43 gm). SCI PE TRI M in two lines, pellets, triangle and bar in fields / + E B O R A C E CIV around small cross. BMC AngloSaxon 1,1132; North 551; Seaby 1006. Attractively toned EF. ($750) From the John Jordan Collection.

1263. Wessex. Aethelberht. 8 5 8 - 8 6 5 / 6 . A R Penny (1.22 gm). Struck 858-862/4. Beahmund, moneyer. + A E D E L B E R H T REX, bust right / + B E A H M V N D M O N E T A in and around voided cross. BMC Anglo-Saxon Π, 5; North 620; Seaby 1053. Lightly toned EF. ($1500) From the John Jordan Collection. December 1994), lot 2349.

Ex J.P. Linzalone

Collection (Stack's, 7-8

Τ[ease print or type your 6id sheet c(ear(y. We are not responsißiefor any errors due to i([eßib[e handuJritinß! 1264. Wessex. Aethelred I. 8 6 5 / 6 - 8 7 1 . A R Penny (0.97 gm). + A E D E L R E D REX, bust right / M O N E D E L R E D ETA within lunettes. BMC Anglo-Saxon II, 24; North 622; Seaby 1055. Toned EF, edge chip. ($600) From the John Jordan 212

Collection.


TRITON II A n A l f r e d the Great Penny

1268. Eadred. 946-955. A R Penny (1.46 gm). Agtardes, moneyer. + E A D R E D REX a r o u n d s m a l l cross / * A G T A R + + + D E S M O * i n five lines. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n II, 10; N o r t h 707; Seaby 1113. D a r k l y toned EF. ($750) From the John Jordan

Collection.

1265. Wessex. A l f r e d the Great. 871-899. A R Penny (1.56 gm). Struck circa 880. L o n d o n m i n t . / E L F R E D REX, d i a d e m e d bust right / L o n d o n i a m o n o g r a m ; + above, q u a t r e f o i l below. B M C A n g l o Saxon II, 90; N o r t h 644; Seaby 1061. EF, b e a u t i f u l d a r k toning. ($2500)

1269. Eadwig. 955-959. A R Penny (1.25 gm). Y o r k m i n t . Heriger, moneyer. + E A D P I G REX ( d o u b l e crescent stop) a r o u n d small cross / .·. H E R I G + + - + ER M O .‫׳‬. i n f i v e lines. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n Π, 27 var. (stop); North 724; S e a b y 1122. VF. ($500) From the John Jordan

Eadwig ruled for only two years before losing Merda and Northumbria to another his brother Eadgar. He continued to rule south of the Thames for two years.

1266. Wessex. E d w a r d the Elder. 899-924. A R Penny (1.51 gm). Grimwald, moneyer. + E A D W E A R D R E X around small cross / .·. G R I M P + + + A L D M O .·. in five lines. B M C Anglo-Saxon Π, 45; North 649; Seaby 1087. Toned EF. ($600) From the John Jordan

Collection.

1270. Eadgar. 959-975. A R P e n n y (1.22 gm). Pre-reform issue, struck circa 9 5 9 - 9 7 2 . N o r t h e a s t e r n m i n t . I s e m b e r t , moneyer. + E A D G A R R E X " around small cross / .·. I Z E M + + + OTM3S .·. in five lines. Cf. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n Π, 113; SCBI 20, 8 0 2 (R.P. M a c k Collection); N o r t h 741; Seaby 1129. Lightly toned EF. Scarce m o n e y er. ($500)

1267. K i n g s of all England. Aethelstan. 924-939. A R P e n n y (1.63 gm). York mint. Regnald, moneyer. + E D E L " X T A N R E X To BRIT (‫׳‬totius Britanniae‫ )׳‬a r o u n d s m a l l cross / + R E G I N A L D M O EFORPIC a r o u n d small cross. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n Π, 9 var. (legend variant); C.E. Blunt, " T h e C o i n a g e of Aethelstan, 924-939. A Survey," BN/ 42 [1974]), pl. Χ, 234 var. (legend variant); North 672; Seaby 1093. Well toned EF. ($750) From the John Jordan

Collection.

From the John Jordan Collection. Hoard, 1945.

Ex R.P. Mack Collection; from the Tetney

Eadgar reformed the coinage in 973 by making the King's portrait on the obverse and the mint name and moneyer's name on the reverse standard.

Collection.

Aethelstan, son of Edward the Elder, was the first king to merit the title "King of all England". When he was crowned in 925 he ruled over all of England except Northumbria. In 927 he took Northumbria and York. Aethelstan also paid attention to the currency of the realm by issuing a decree which reads (in part), "We declare...tlwt there shall be one coinage throughout the King's dominions and that there shall be no minting except in a port (town). And if a minter be convicted of striking bad money, the hand with which he was guilty shall be cut off and set up on the mint smithy" (North, pp. 35-36). 213


TRITON II A n E x t r e m e l y Rare Penny of E d w a r d ' T h e M a r t y r ‫׳‬

1273. C n u t . 1016-1035. A R P e n n y (0.99 g m ) . H e l m e t t y p e , 10241030. M a l d o n m i n t . G o d e r e , m o n e y e r . + C N V T R E C X : , h e l m e t e d b u s t l e f t w i t h sceptre / + G O D E R E O N M ' E L D , s h o r t c r o s s v o i d e d ; p e l l e t - i n - r i n g i n each a n g l e . B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I I , 470; N o r t h 787; Seaby 1158. W e l l t o n e d EF. ($300)

Very Rare Penny of H a r t h a c n u t

1271. E d w a r d " T h e M a r t y r " . 975-978. A R P e n n y (1.34 g m ) . S t a m f o r d m i n t . H i l d , moneyer. + E A D P A R D REX A N G L O R X , d i a d e m e d a n d d r a p e d bust left / + H I L D M O 0 0 S T A N F O R D around s m a l l cross. B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I I , 28; N o r t h 763; Seaby 1142. P o r t r a i t o f f i n e s t y l e . S u p e r b w i t h b e a u t i f u l t o n i n g . E x t r e m e l y Rare. ($3000) From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Dr. Brian Bird (Glendining's, 20 November 1974), lot 120; Wells Collection.

1274. H a r t h a c n u t . 1035-1042. A R P e n n y (1.03 g m ) . D a n i s h issue. L u n d m i n t . Tooci, m o n e y e r . + N A R D E C N , a r m o r e d b u s t l e f t / + T O O C I : O N L V D I , l o n g v o i d e d cross; crescents i n t w o a n g l e s . H . A . Parsons, " T h e A n g l o - S a x o n C o i n s of H a r t h a c n u t (BNJ X I [1915]) p p . 33-34; N o r t h — ; Seaby 1170. L i g h t l y t o n e d EF. V e r y Rare.

Collection

($1000)

Edward was the son of Eadgar and his first wife, Aethelflaed. Upon his father's death he was croivned king. Some however, including Queen Aelfthryth, Eadgar's second wife, supported his half-brother, Aethelred II. On 18 March 978 Edward went to visit Aethelred and Aelfthryth. He ivas pulled from his horse and murdered by their supporters.

From the John Jordan

Collection.

1275. E d w a r d t h e C o n f e s s o r . 1042-1066. A R P e n n y (1.26 g m ) . H a m m e r C r o s s t y p e , 1059-1062. S t e y n i n g m i n t . D i o r m a n , m o n e y e r . E A D P A R ' R D RE A , c r o w n e d bust r i g h t w i t h sceptre / + D I O R M A N O N S T E N I G , s h o r t cross v o i d e d w i t h c u r v e d e n d s . B M C A n g l o S a x o n I I , 1213 (same d i e s ) ; N o r t h 828; S e a b y 1182. T o n e d EF. ($300)

1272. C n u t . 1016-1035. A R P e n n y (1.02 g m ) . C i r c a 1017-1023. C a m b r i d g e m i n t . Wulfsige, moneyer. + C N V T REX A N G L O , c r o w n e d b u s t left i n quatrefoil / +PVFSIG O N G R A N , v o i d e d l o n g cross o n q u a t r e f o i l . B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I I , 229 v a r . ( l e g e n d v a r i a n t ) ; N o r t h 781;Seaby 1157. EF, i r i d e s c e n t t o n i n g , s m a l l o b v e r s e d i e b r e a k . ($400) From the John Jordan

Collection.

1276. H a r o l d I I . 6 J a n u a r y - 1 4 O c t o b e r 1066. A R P e n n y (1.29 g m ) . Lewes m i n t . O s w o l d , moneyer. + H A L O L D REX A N G , c r o w n e d bust l e f t w i t h sceptre / + O Z P O L D O N L E P E E I , P A X i n c e n t r a l b a n d . B M C A n g l o - S a x o n I I , 46; N o r t h 836; S e a b y 1186. T o n e d EF. A v e r y expressive p o r t r a i t of H a r o l d . ($1500) From the John Jordan

Lot 1273 214

Collection.


TRITON II A Unique Penny of William II

1277. Norman Kings. William I. 1066-1087. AR Penny (1.20 gm). Profile left type, circa 1066-1068. London mint. Aldgar, moneyer. +PILLEMVS REX, crowned and diademed bust left, holding sceptre / +ALDGAR ON LVI, cross fleury with annulet in center. BMC Norman Kings II, 7 var. (beaded reverse inner circle); North 839; Seaby 1250. Well toned, good VF, some obverse surface roughness. ($750)

1281. William II. 1087-1100. AR Penny (1.34 gm). Cross in quatrefoil type, circa 1089-1092. Dover mint. Lufric, moneyer. +PILLELM RE, crowned bust facing holding sword over right shoulder / +LVFRIC ON DOFR, quatrefoil with cross pattee and pellets in angles. BMC Norman Π, type II; SCBI 20, —; North 852; Seaby 1259. Toned, good VF. ($1500) This is the only known coin of this type for

1278. William 1.1066-1087. AR Penny (1.12 gm). Bonnet type, circa 1068-1070. Lincoln mint. Wulfsi, moneyer. + P I L L E M V S REX, crowned and diademed bust facing / +PVLSI ON LINCO, cross voided with pellets, crescents and piles. BMC Norman II, type II, 102; SCBI 20, —; North 842; Seaby 1251. Toned EF, flan crack. ($400) Ex Corringham Hoard, 1995.

Lufric.

1279. William 1.1066-1087. AR Penny (1.14 gm). Bonnet type, circa 1068-1070. Thetford mint. God, moneyer. PILLEMVS REX, crowned and diademed bust facing / + G O D ΟΝΝ DEOTFDR, cross voided with pellets, crescents and piles. BMC Norman II, type II, 147 var.; SCBI 2 0 , 1 3 6 1 var.; North 842; Seaby 1251. Toned EF, flan crack. ($500)

1282. Henry 1.1100-1135. AR Penny (1.40 gm). Pellets in quatrefoil type, circa 1123. Gloucester mint. Wulfwi, moneyer. +hENRICVS R · , crowned bust facing, holding sceptre; star to right / +PVLF[PI]: ON: GOLPEC, quatrefoil with central star and pellets; lis in angles. BMC Norman II, 127; North 870; Seaby 1275. Nicely toned EF, reverse a littie off center. Rare. ($1500)

Ex Corringham

Ex Norweb Collection (Spink, 13 June 1985), lot 111; R.C. Collection, Part I (Glendining's, 6-9 June 1955), lot 1076.

Hoard,

1995.

1280. William I. 1066-1087. A R Penny (1.40 gm). Pax type, circa 1083-1086. Cricklade mint. Ielfpine, moneyer. + P I L L E L M REX, crowned facing bust holding sceptre; annulet on shoulder / +IELFPINE ON CRIC, PAXS in angles of cross. BMC Norman II, 625; North 849; Seaby 1257. Attractively toned, good VF, obverse slightly double struck. ($400)

Lockett

1283. Henry 1.1100-1135. A R Penny (1.34 gm). Pellet in quatrefoil type, circa 1123. Southwark mint. Lefwine, moneyer. hENRICVS REX, crowned bust facing with sceptre; star over shoulder / +LE[FPI]NE: ON: SVDPV, star and pellets in quatrefoil; lis in angles. BMC Norman Π, 174 var. (legend variant); North 870; Seaby 1275. Toned EF, partial flat strike, small flan cut. ($500)

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Stack's (October 1985) lot 1034.

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Major W.P. Collection (Sotheby's, 20 November 1916), lot 1407. 215

Carlyon-Britton


TRITON II 1286. S t e p h e n . 1135-1154. A R P e n n y (1.13 g m ) . C r o s s m o l i n e t y p e w i t h e r a s e d dies. N o r w i c h m i n t ( ? ) . I u n , m o n e y e r . C r o w n e d b u s t r i g h t e r a s e d w i t h l a r g e X / [ + ] I V [ N ] : O N : [ . . . ] P I C ; cross m o l i n e w i t h lis i n angles. C f . B M C N o r m a n K i n g s I I , 229; M a c k 1 3 7 f f ; N o r t h 924; Seaby 1283. T o n e d Fine. Rare. ($600) When Henry I died he desired his daughter Matilda to succeed him. However, Henry's nephew, Stephen of Blois, seized the throne for himself. This caused fifteen years of civil war between the factions supporting each side. These dies were Stephen's before they were erased. It is not known who erased the dies or why they struck coins with the altered dies. A possible explanation is that those loyal to the king thought this would prevent the use of captured dies. An alternate explanation is that Matilda's supporters wanted to use captured dies as a symbol of her successes.

1284. S t e p h e n . 1135-1154. A R P e n n y (1.03 g m ) . Cross m o l i n e t y p e . L i n c o l n m i n t . S i w a r d , moneyer. +[PE]RERIC M , c r o w n e d bust right, h o l d i n g s c e p t r e / [SIPARJD: O N : N [ I C O ] , cross m o l i n e ; lis i n angles. C f . B M C N o r m a n I I , 233 ( d i f f e r e n t m o n e y e r ) ; N o r t h 928; Seaby 1279. D a r k l y t o n e d V F , f l a t spots. ($750) Ex Norweb

Collection

(Spink,

13 June 1985), lot 114; ex

Baldwin.

A n Exceptional Penny of Stephen

1287. H e n r y I I . 1154-1189. A R P e n n y (1.45 g m ) . C l a s s l a 5 . L o n d o n mint. F i l i p A i m e r , moneyer. h E N R I C V S R EX; c r o w n e d b u s t facing, h o l d i n g sceptre / + F I L · A I M E R · O N · L V N , s h o r t cross v o i d e d w i t h crosses i n angles. N o r t h 962; Seaby 1343; W r e n p g . 43. EF. ($350) Ex Wainfleet

Hoard.

1285. S t e p h e n . 1135-1154. A R P e n n y (1.38 g m ) . C r o s s F l e u r y t y p e , c i r c a 1153. T h e t f o r d m i n t . H a c u n , m o n e y e r . + S T 1 E F N H REX.‫־‬., c r o w n e d b u s t l e f t , h o l d i n g s c e p t r e / + H A C V N : O N : TEF:, cross f l e u r y w i t h a p i l e a n d t r e f o i l i n each a n g l e . B M C N o r m a n I I , t y p e V I ; R.P. M a c k , " S t e p h e n a n d t h e A n a r c h y 1135-1154" (BNJ X X X V [1966]) p p . 38-112, — ; N o r t h 879; Seaby 1281. EF, e x c e p t i o n a l l y w e l l s t r u c k . ($1250) In his article cited above, R.P. Mack examined in detail the coinage of the Civil War period. While he maintained the seven types the author of the BMC catalog established for Stephen, he doubted classes III, IV and V being regular issues; instead calling them 'local variants'. Type VI, while very rare, Mack thought to be a regular issue concurrent with late type II. Mack attempted to assemble a corpus of types III-VI in which he recorded 26 examples of type VI. This coin is not among them. His conclusion that type II and type VI were concurrent is supported by coin #66 in the article. It is a type II struck by Hacun at Thetford.

1288. H e n r y I I . 1154-1189. A R P e n n y (1.49 g m ) . C l a s s l b . Y o r k mint. W i l l e l m , moneyer. h E N R I C V S · R EX; c r o w n e d bust facing, h o l d i n g sceptre / + W I L E L M · O N · E V E R , s h o r t cross v o i d e d w i t h crosses i n a n g l e s . N o r t h 963; Seaby 1344; W r e n p g . 44. T o n e d EF.

($200) Ex Woodhead Collection;

L.A. Lawrence

Collection.

1289. R i c h a r d I . 1188-1199. A R P e n n y (1.44 g m ) . C l a s s 4a. Canterbury mint. Roberd, moneyer. h E N R I C V S R EX, c r o w n e d bust f a c i n g , h o l d i n g sceptre / R O B E R D · O N · C A I , v o i d e d s h o r t cross. N o r t h 9 6 8 / 1 ; Seaby 1 3 4 8 A ; W r e n p g . 48. T o n e d , g o o d V F . ($300)

L o t 1286 216


TRITON II By 1247 the short cross coinage in circulation had deteriorated to such a poor state due to clipping that Henry decided a new series of pennies was necessary. His new design extended the reverse cross out to the edge of the coin (hence the name 'Long Cross'). It was decreed that a coin without all four cross ends visible could not legally circulate. In order to accomplish this recoining the number of operating mints was temporarily increased to eleven. By circa 1250 it had been completed and all mints except London, Canterbury and Bury St. Edmunds were closed. Durham does not appear to have operated during this initial period. A set of dies was ordered for Durham in 1250 (BN! XXII, pp. 101-102) but no coins other than class 5 are confirmed extant (North pg. 52) and the surviving examples of Class 5 are few. This series of Henry's coinage was also innovative in that he indicates he is the third king ofthat name. This indication of the ordinal had not been done previously and Henry's successors unfortunately would not make it a standard practice for another two centuries.

1290. Richard I. 1189-1199. AR Penny (1.50 gm). Class 4a. York mint. Turkil, moneyer. hENRICVS R EX; crowned bust facing, holding sceptre / + T U R K I L · O N · EVER, short cross voided with crosses in angles. North 968/1; Seaby 1348A; Wren pg. 48. Toned VF. ($200)

Collection of 19 Different Henry III Pennies; All Ex R.C. Lockett Collection

1291. John. 1199-1216. AR Penny (1.49 gm). Class 5a*. Canterbury mint. Iohan, moneyer. hENRICVS RE X; crowned bust facing, holding sceptre / + I O h A N · O N · CANT, short cross voided with crosses in angles. North 969; Seaby 1350A; Wren pg. 52. Toned VF. ($150)

1292. John. 1199-1216. AR Penny (1.44 gm). Class 5b2*. Canterbury mint. Goldwine, moneyer. hENRICVS RE X; crowned bust facing, holding sceptre / + C O L D W I N E · O N · C, short cross voided with crosses in angles. North 970; Seaby 1351; Wren pg. 53. Toned, good VF. ($150)

1294. Lot of nineteen AR pennies of Henry III. All from different mints in very fine or better condition and all from the Lockett collection: CI 3b, IACOB ON BRVST; CI 3b, ION ON SEINTED; Cl 3b, NICOLE ON CANT; Cl 3b, ION ON CARLEL; CI 3a, ION ON ECCETRE; Cl 3b, ION ON GLOVCE; CI 3b, ROGER ON HEREF; CI 3b, HVGE ON IVELCE; Cl 3b, WILLEM ON LINC; CI 3c, HENRI ON LVNDE; CI 3b, HENRI ON NEWEC; CI 3b, LVCAS ON NORH; CI 3c, HVGE ON NORWIZ; Cl 3b, ADAM ON OXONOF; CI 3a, NICOLE ON SROS; CI 3b, CLEMENT ON WAL; Cl 3c, HVGE ON WILTON; CI 3c, HVGE ON WINCHE; CI 3b, ALAIN ON EVERW. All coins grade VF or better. 19 coins total in lot. ($2000)

1293. Henry III. 1216-1272. AR Penny (1.46 gm). Class 5b, 12511272. Durham mint. Ricard, moneyer. hEIRICVS REX III, crowned facing bust holding sceptre / RICARD ON DVRH', long cross voided. North 992/2; Seaby 1359; Wren pg. 58. Toned EF. Rare mint. ($400) From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XII (26 September 1990), lot 1435; Spink Numismatic Circular (November 1987), no. 6415; F.Elmore Jones Collection (Glendining's, 10 April 1984), lot 1543.

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex CNG Auction 1995), lot 1580; R.C. Lockett Collection. 217

35 (20

September


TRITON II

1298. H e n r y VI. 1422-1461. AV Quarter N o b l e (1.72 g m ) . L o n d o n mint. Annulet issue, 1422-1430. A r m s within tressure of eight arches; m i n t m a r k : lis / O r n a t e cross with lis at e n d s and lions in angles; annulet stop. Schneider 295ff; North 1420; S e a b y 1810. G o o d VF. ($400) From the John Jordan Collection.

1295. E d w a r d I. 1272-1307. A R Groat (5.11 gm). L o n d o n mint. + E D W A R D V S DI G R A R E X A N G L , crowned bust facing within quatrefoil, small f l o w e r in each spandrel; flower at each side of h e a d / D N ' S H I B N ' E D V X A Q V T / L O N D I N I A CIVI in two concentric circles; cross f o u r c h e e w i t h .‫׳‬. i n angles. N o r t h 1008 (var. b; [Fox 6]); Seaby 1379. T o n e d VF, o v e r a l l l i g h t to m o d e r a t e p i t t i n g . G i l d i n g r e m o v e d a n d surfaces smoothed. Very Rare. ($2500)

1299. R i c h a r d III. 1483-1485. A R Groat (3.17 g m ) . L o n d o n mint. C r o w n e d bust; m i n t m a r k : rose / L o n g cross; m i n t m a r k : rose. N o r t h 1679; S e a b y 2159. Toned, near EF, short flan. Rare. ($1000)

Edward introduced this denomination with his reform of 1279. While there are too many varieties to consider it a pattern, North does consider the groat to have been experimental. It was not popular as a circulating coin and production ceased shortly after its introduction. It was, however, very popular as an item of jewelry and that is how most pieces have survived. Unmounted and ungilded pieces are very rare.

A Rare Groat of Henry VII

1300. H e n r y VII. 1485-1509. A R Groat (2.83 gm). Profile type, tentative issue, 1504-1507. Portait by A l e x a n d e r of Brugsal. C r o w n e d bust right; m i n t m a r k : crosslet / A r m s divided b y l o n g cross fourchée. North 1743; S e a b y 2254. Toned VF, reverse a little off center. Rare. ($1000)

1296. H e n r y V. 1413-1422. AV N o b l e (6.93 g m ) . H e n r y standing facing, h o l d i n g s w o r d and a r m s in ship; * b y wrist, b r o k e n annulet on ship's side / O r n a t e cross w i t h lis at ends and h in center, crowns a n d lions in angles; quatrefoil in second quarter, mintmark: pierced cross. S c h n e i d e r 225ff; North 1371; Seaby 1742. VF. ($750) From the John Jordan Collection.

The coinage of Henry VII marks a departure from medieval art. The portrait on this coin is considered to be the most realistic since that of King Offa in the 8th Century.

1297. H e n r y V I . 1422-1461. A V H a l f N o b l e (3.32 gm). L o n d o n m i n t . A n n u l e t issue, 1422-1430. H e n r y s t a n d i n g facing, h o l d i n g s w o r d a n d arms i n ship; annulet b y w r i s t / O r n a t e cross w i t h lis at ends a n d h i n center, c r o w n s a n d lions i n angles; annulet i n one spandrei, m i n t m a r k : lis. Schneider 291ff; N o r t h 1417; Seaby 1805. G o o d VF. ($500)

1301. H e n r y V I I I . 1509-1547. A V C r o w n of the D o u b l e Rose (3.13 gm). T o w e r m i n t . T h i r d coinage, 1544-1547. C r o w n e d rose, c r o w n e d H R to left a n d r i g h t ; m i n t m a r k : pellet i n a n n u l e t / C r o w n e d arms, c r o w n e d H R to left a n d right. Schneider 634ff; N o r t h 1834; Seaby 2305. VF, r e d d i s h t o n i n g , slight w a v e . ($600)

From the John Jordan

From the John Jordan

Collection. 218

Collection.


TRITON II

' T O W

ms

M S î l 1302. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AR Testoon (7.33 gm). London mint. Third coinage, 1544-1547. Crowned bust facing; mintmark: lis / Crowned rose, crowned H R to left and right. North 1841; Seaby 2364. Toned Fine. ($1200) 1305. Edward VI. 1551. AR Crown (30.76 gm). Fine silver issue. Tower mint. King wearing armor and crown, riding walking horse right; mintmark: y / Arms divided by long cross fourchée. North 1933; Seaby 2478. Toned VF. ($750)

From the John Jordan Collection. Ex Stack's (October 1985), lot 1037. Military expenses and the rising value of precious metal would lead Henry to debase both the silver and gold coinage. The debasement of the silver coinage reached such an extent that in 1546, after it was billon, it would visibly darken with wear. This coin lias smooth surfaces and attractive toning xvhich would most likely place it before 1546. For an in-depth analysis, see The Tudor Coinage by C.E. Challis.

From the John Jordan Collection.

Ex Glendining's

(13 May 1981), lot 97.

1306. Edward VI. 1551. A R Halfcrown (15.43 gm). Fine silver issue. Tower mint. King wearing armor and crown, riding walking horse right; mintmark: y / Arms divided by long cross fourchée. North 1934; Seaby 2479. Toned VF, faint obverse scratch. ($900)

1303. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. Billon Testoon (6.45 gm). Tower mint. Third coinage, 1544-1547. Crowned bust facing; trefoil stops and Lombardie lettering with Roman E's, mintmark: pellet in annulet / Crowned rose, crowned H R to left and right. North 1841; Seaby 2365. VF, obverse scratch, some die rust. Portrait of Henry unusually clear. ($1500)

An Exceptional Billon Groat of Edward VI

1307. Mary. 1553-1554. AR Groat (2.07 gm). Crowned bust right; mintmark: pomegranate / Long cross fourchée over arms. North 1960; Seaby 2492. Good VF, choice portrait. ($400)

1304. Edward VI. 1547-1553. Billon Groat (2.01 gm). First period, April 1547-January 1549. Tower mint. Crowned bust right; mintmark: arrow / Arms divided by long cross fourchée. North 1897; Seaby 2454. VF, full and round flan. Rare in this condition. ($1250)

Ex Reverend A. Mallinson 1984), lot 88.

Edward was forced by financial necessity to continue the debased coinage of his predecessor. He increased the fineness of the gold coinage starting in 1548 but was not able to restore the silver until late 1551.

219

Collection

(Spink Auction No. 39, 6

December


TRITON II

1311. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Halfcrown (14.95 gm). Third coinage, 1601-1602. Crowned bust left holding orb and sceptre; mintmark: 1 / Arms divided by long cross fourchée. North 2013; Seaby 2583. Toned, good VF. ($1000)

1308. Philip and Mary. 1555. A R Shilling (6.25 gm). Busts of Philip and Mary opposed, crown above dividing date; English title / Arms of Spain and England; ΧΠ above. North 1968; Seaby 2501. Lightly ($750) toned VF. Rare in this condition. From the John Jordan

From the John Jordan Collection.

Collection.

1309. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Half Angel (2.37 gm). Second coinage, 1574-1578. St. Michael standing facing on a dragon, piercing it with his spear; mintmark: eglantine / Ship carrying arms and long cross; E and rose above. Schneider 771; North 1 9 9 2 / 1 ; Seaby 2517. Good VF. ($750) From the John Jordan

Ex Glendining's

(13 May 1981), lot 102.

1312. James I. 1603-1625. AV Double Crown (4.86 gm). Second coinage, 1606-1607. Fourth crowned bust right; mintmark: escallop / Crowned arms with I to left, R to right. North 2087; Seaby 2622. VF. ($500)

Collection.

From the John Jordan

Collection.

1313. James I. 1603-1625. AV Laurel (8.92 gm). Third coinage, 1623-1624. Fourth bust left / Cross over crowned arms; mintmark: lis. North 2114; Seaby 2638C. Good VF. ($1000) Ex Baron Family Collection

1310. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. A R Halfcrown (14.69 gm). Third coinage, 1601-1602. Crowned bust left, holding orb and sceptre; mintmark: 1 / Arms divided by long cross fourchée. North 2013; Seaby 2583. Toned EF, crescent-shaped flan flaw on obverse. ($1500)

(Christie's, 8 December

1983), lot 34.

1314. James I. 1603-1625. A R Shilling (5.88 gm). Second coinage, 1609-1610. Fifth bust; mintmark: key. North 2101; Seaby 2656. Toned VF, nice portrait. ($350) 220


TRITON II

1315. Charles I. 1625-1649. AV Unite (8.93 gm). Group G. Tower mint under Parliament, 1645-1646. Seventh crowned bust left, XX behind; mintmark: sun over eye / Crowned arms; mintmark: sun. Brooker 121 (same dies); North 2157; Seaby 2712. VF. Rare. ($1250)

1318. Commonwealth. 1656. AR Crown (29.88 gm). Last 6 in date over 4. Mintmark: sun. ESC 9; North 2721; Seaby 3214. Toned VF, tiny reverse flan flaw. ($750) Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin (May 1983), no. E287.

1316. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Shilling (5.82 gm). Tower mint under the King, 1634-1635. Fourth crowned bust left; mintmark: bell, XII behind head / Crowned arms; plume above. Brooker 491A (same dies); North 2226; Seaby 2788. Toned VF, small obverse flan flaw and fine scratches before bust. Rare. ($1000)

1319. C h a r l e s II. 1660-1685. AV Doublecrown (4.53 gm). Hammered coinage, 1660-1662. Laureate and draped bust left, X behind; mintmark: crown / Crowned arms; C to left, R to right. Schneider 0 2 / R 4 ; North 2756; Seaby 3305. Near VF, irregular flan. Rare. ($1000)

1320. George I. 1716. A R Crown. Roses and plumes. ANNO REGNI SECVNDO. ESC 110; Seaby 3639. Toned, good VF, a few obverse scratches. ($600)

1317. Charles I. 1643. AR Pound (115.07 gm). Oxford Mint. Shrewsbury horseman left, trampling on arms and cannon, plume in right field / Declaration, three plumes and XX above, 1643 below; seven pellets in legend. Brooker 863A; North 2398; Seaby 2940. Toned, near VF. ($2000) From the John Jordan

1321. George II. 1750. AR Halfcrown. Old bust, plain. ESC 1210; Seaby 3696. Lightly toned EF, thin obverse die break. ($1000)

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1322. G e o r g e I V . 1825. Proof ‫ ׳‬L i o n ‫ ׳‬Shilling. ESC 1255; Seaby 3812. Toned, a f e w f i e l d marks. ($375)

1326. M a r y and H e n r y Darnley. 1565. A R R y a l (30.46 g m ) . · M A R I A · & · HENRIC9· D E I · G R A · R · & · R · SCOTORV·, c r o w n e d arms; thistle to either side / (thistle) · E X U R G A T · D E V S · & · DISSIPENTR· I N I M I C I · EI9·, turtle climbing a crowned palm tree; scroll w i t h D A T G L O R I A VIRES before; 15 65 to left a n d r i g h t of tree. B u r n s pl. LXV, 904; Seaby 5425. Toned, g o o d Fine.

1323. Victoria. 1845. A R C r o w n . Y o u n g head; Ù. E S C 282; Seaby 3882. Attractively toned EF. ($750)

($1000) Ex Stack's (27-29 April

1983), lot 294.

1324. V i c t o r i a . 1847. P r o o f G o t h i c C r o w n . A N N O R E G N I U N D E C I M O . E S C 288; S e a b y 3883. EF, light handling marks. ($600) 1327. A N G L O - G A L L I C . H e n r y VI. 1422-1461. AV Salut d'Or, seco n d type (3.47 g m ) . Paris mint. S t r u c k after A p r i l 2 4 , 1426. h E N R I C V S : DEI‫׳‬. GRA‫׳‬. F R A C O R V . Z: A G L I E : REX, V i r g i n M a r y a n d A r c h a n g e l G a b r i e l o v e r arms o f France a n d E n g l a n d ; scroll w i t h A V E w r i t t e n d o w n w a r d b e t w e e n t h e m , s u n above, m i n t m a r k : c r o w n / X R E ' * R E G N A T * XRE'* V I N C I T * X R E ' * I M P E R A T , cross w i t h lis a n d l e o p a r d i n tressure of ten d o u b l e arches, the p o i n t s of the arches e n d i n g i n lis, h u n d e r cross; pellet u n d e r Τ of R E G N A T , mintmark: crown. Elias 264d variety; R . D . Beresford-Jones, " T h e Salutes of H e n r y V I ‫( ״‬BNJ XLÜI [1973]), pp. 67-79; Friedberg 18. EF, slight w a v e , tiny nicks o n rim, one small reverse scratch. A n apparently u n p u b l i s h e d variety of an extremely rare type. ($1200)

1325. S C O T L A N D . Mary. 1561. A R Testoon (5.28 gm). First Widowhood. · M A R I A · D E I · G R A · S C O T O R V M · R E G I N A · , bust left w e a r i n g F r e n c h bonnet, date in tablet b e l o w / S A L V V M · F A C · P O P V L V M · T W M · D O M I N E · , crowned a r m s of France and Scotland; c r o w n e d M to either side. Burns pl. LXIV, 897; Seaby 5422. Toned, near VF. ($1500)

On December 12,1422, the method of identifying the mint by placing a pellet under a certain letter of the legend was replaced by that of using a different symbol for each mint. The pellets (and other minor changes in the design) now became privy marks used to identify a change in mint master. The pellet under the Τ of REGNAT was ordered on April 24,1426 to mark the appointment of Regnault Turnery. Beresford-Jones kneio of no surviving examples of this type. In 1984 Elias listed it as 'RRR'. There are now 3 or 4 known examples of Elias 264d. This coin differs from 264d in that AVE on the scroll is written downward instead of up. As a change in the shape of the letter M tvas used to indicate the appointment of a new mint master in 1423, there may also be some meaning to this difference. What meaning is uncertain.

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1328. J o h n Lilburne, Political Agitator. 16147-1657. A R 34mm Medal (14.76 gm). Commemorating his trial and aquittal, 1649. T. Simon, medallist(?). I O H N · L I L B O R N E · S A V E D · B Y · T H E · POWER· O F · T H E · LORD· A N D · T H E · INTEGRITY· O F · HIS· WRY· W H O · A R E · IVGES· O F · LAW· A S · W E L · A S · F A C T · OCT 2 6 · 1 6 4 9 · , draped bust left / M Y L E S · P E T T Y · S T E · I L E S · A B R · S M I T H · I O N · K I N G · N I C · M V R I N · T H O · DAINT Y · E D M · KEYSAR· E D W · PARKINS· R A L · PACKMAN· WIL· COMINS· S Y · WEEDON· HEN· TOWLEY· OCTOBER· 2 6 · 1649, rose. Hawkins MI I, pg. 385, 3; Eimer 177. Toned VF. ($400)

1331. Charles, Marquis Cornwallis, Governor General of India and Commander-in Chief of Bengal. 1738-1805. AR 47mm Medal (61.80 gm). Commemorating the defeat of the Sultan of Mysore, Tippoo Sahib, 1792. C.H. Küchler, medallist. C A R · MARCHIO CORNWALLIS STRATEGUS ACERRIMUS, bust left / FAS SIT PARCERE HOSTI, Cornwallis with his aide receiving Sultan Tippoo and his two sons; in exergue, SULTANO TIPPOO DEVICTO / OBSIDES RECIPIT / MDCCXCII in three lines. Eimer 845; Brown 363; Pollard 5. Toned, good VF. ($750)

Τ he long list of jurymen, which is the most significant aspect of the reverse design, is a rather interesting attribute of this medal. 1329. Oliver Cromwell. Circa 1655-1658. White metal — 48mm Medal. O L I V A R · D · G · R P · A N G · S C O · HIBERNI7E· PROTECTOR, laureate and armored bust left. Mounted in red velvet in 124mm round gold-colored frame. Obverse type of Eimer 194 or 200. Obverse EF. Reverse type and condition unknown. Frame sealed. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. ($400)

Cornwallis is also famous for his surrender to Washington at Yorktown in 1781, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.

LARGE LOTS

.au »«,affiti* »«·MS VuiiWawaB-iear./iitte^i 1330. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. 1650-1722. AR 37mm Medal (18.25 gm). Commemorating the Battle of Blenheim, August 1704. G. Hautsch, medallist. I O H · D · M A R L E B V R G · A N G · E X E R · C A P I T · G E N E R · , armored bust right; H below / MIRATVR TELIS A E M V L A TELA S V I S · , Mars seated left, resting arm on shield inscribed M A R S VLTOR in two lines, encouraging soldier in the destruction of his enemies; in exergue, OB G A L L O S ET BAVAROS D E V I C T O S · T A L L A R D O D V C · A D H O C H S T A D · C A P T O · 1 7 0 4 · in four lines. Edge: + · FORTVN/E OBSEQVENTI DVCIS FORTISSIMI P O S T PRIMITIAS S C H E L L E N B E R G I C A S · . Hawkins MI II, pg. 256, 50; Van Loon W 427; Eimer 407. Toned, good VF. ($500)

1332. Lot of seventeen Tetradrachms from Thrace and Macedon. Includes the following: Celtic. Imitating Thasos, Thrace (4 coins) / / Celtic. Imitating Maroneia (1 coin) / / Celtic. Thasos Type, very debased issues struck in lead (5 coins) / / Macedon, Kings of. Alexander ΠΙ (1 coin) / / Macedon under the Romans (4 coins) / / Attica, Athens. N e w Style (1 coin) / / Pontos. Period of Mithradates VI (2 coins) / / Mysia, Pergamon (2 coins) / / and 2 unattributed Parthian Tetradrachms. Average Fine to VF. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 22 coins in lot. ($1700)

Ex Swiss Bank Auktion 13 (24-26 January 1984), lot 867. The occasion of this medal zvas the combined British and Austrian defeat of the French and Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704 where John Churchill was the Commander-in Chief of the British Army. The French commander, Marshall Camille de Tallard (1652-1728), was taken prisoner at Höchstädt. There are more than twelve medals commemorating the Battle of Blenheim and the capture of Tallard. 223


TRITON II 1333. Lot of forty-eight miscellaneous Greek Drachms and fractions. Includes the following: Celtic, Danube Region. Imitating Philip ΠΙ of Macedon. Drachm (5 coins) / / Illyria, Dyrrhachion. Drachm (6 coins) / / Illyria, Apollonia. Drachm / / Thrace, Apollonia Pontika. Drachm / / Thrace, Cherronesos. Hemidrachm / / Thrace, Istros. Oboi / / Thrace, Maroneia. 1 / 4 Stater / / Thrace, Thasos. Trihemiobol / / Macedon, Akanthos. Oboi / / Macedon, Kings of. Philip Π. 1 / 5 Stater / / Alexander III. Drachm (11 coins) / / Philip ΙΠ. Drachm (3 coins) / / Euboia, Histiaea. Tetrobol (2 coins) / / Mysia, Parion. Drachm; Hemidrachm / / Ionia, Ephesos. Hemiobol (3 coins) / / Caria, Rhodes. Drachm (2 coins) / / Pamphylia, Side. Oboi / / Cilicia, Kelenderis. Oboi / / Cilicia, Nagidos. Oboi / / Cilicia, Tarsos. Datames. Oboi (2 coins) / / Plus an uncertain fraction from Asia Minor, very low grade, and two Black Sea Hoard forgeries. Average Fair to Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 50 coins in lot.

($1000)

1336. Lot of ten imitation Thasos Tetradrachms. Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin. Gobi Class I and II (8 coins); Gobi Class III (2 coins). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000)

1334. Lot of twenty miscellaneous Greek Fractions. Includes: Celtic Drachms (4 coins) / / Histiaea Tetrobols (5 coins) / / Apollonia Pontika Drachms (6 coins) / / Philip II Drachm (1 coin) / / Rhodes Drachm (1 coin) / / Thasos Hemidrachm (1 coin) / / Abdera Hemidrachm (1 coin) / / Aigai Trihemiobol (1 coin). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 20 coins in lot. ($1000) 1337. Lot of ten imitation Thasos Tetradrachms. Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin. Gobi Class I and II (8 coins); Gobi Class ΠΙ (2 coins). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000)

1335. Lot of ten imitation Thasos Tetradrachms. Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin. Gobi Class I and II (9 coins); Gobi Class TV (1 coin). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000)

1338. Lot of ten imitation Thasos Tetradrachms. Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin. Gobi Class I and II (8 coins); Gobi Class III (2 coins). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000) 224


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1339. Lot of ten imitation Thasos Tetradrachms. Wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nude Herakles standing facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin. Gobi Class I and Π (7 coins); Gobi Class ΠΙ (1 coin); Gobi Class TV (1 coin); Gobi Class V (1 coin). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000)

1342. Lot of 15 Didrachms from Selinos in Sicily. Various reverse types. Average Fair, most porous. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 15 coins in lot. ($1500)

1340. Lot of twenty Campanian Nomoi. Various cities. All coins near Fine with good metal. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 20 coins in lot. ($1000)

1343. Lot of twenty Tetrobols from Akanthos in Macedon. Forepart of a bull / Quadripartite incuse. Various issues. Average Fair to Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 20 coins in lot. ($1000)

1341. Lot of twenty Campanian Nomoi. Various cities. All coins near Fine with good metal. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 20 coins in lot. ($1000)

1344. Lot of ten Macedonian Tetradrachms of Alexander III. Various mints. Average VF, most with minor problems. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000) 225


TRITON II 1348. Lot of five Hellenistic Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Alexander III, Memphis Mint (Price 3971) / / Alexander III, Susa Mint (Price 3865) / / Antigonos Gonatas (SNG Ashmolean 3261) / / Antigonos Doson (SNG Ashmolean 3264) / / Athens, Post 449 BC (SNG Copenhagen 32). All coins Fine, Athens is porous. L O T SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($750) 1349. Lot of eight miscellaneous G r e e k fractions. Includes the following: Macedon; Alexander III Drachm, Kolophon (Price 1840) / / Alexander III Hemidrachm, Babylon (Price 3605) / / Cappadocia; Ariarathes IV Drachm (Simonetta 27) / / Syria; Seleukos I Fourré Hemidrachm (cf. Houghton 686) / / Seleukos IV Drachm, Ekbatana (Houghton 1203) / / Demetrios I Drachm, Ekbatana (Houghton 1250) / / Baktria; Eukratides Oboi (2 coins, both MIG 181a). All coins Fine to VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 8 coins in lot. ($500)

1345. Lot of ten Macedonian Tetradrachms, various mints. Includes the following: Alexander III (4 coins) / / Philip III (6 coins). Average Fine to VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000) 1346. Lot of thirty Macedonian Tetradrachms. Mostly Alexander ΙΠ. Average Fair. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 30 coins in lot. ($1000)

1350. Lot of twenty-five miscellaneous Greek fractions. Includes: Cherronesos Hemidrachms (10 coins) / / Apollonia Pontika Drachms (6 coins) / / Apollonia Pontika Hemidrachm (1 coin) / / Thasos Trihemiobol (7 coins) / / Parion Drachm (1 coin). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1000) 1351. Lot of twenty JE Arrowheads and twenty pieces of JE "Arrowhead" money from the area of Northern Greece and the Balkans. Average Fine to VF, all with brown patina. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 40 pieces in lot. ($500)

1347. Lot of thirty Macedonian Tetradrachms. Mostly Alexander ΙΠ. Average Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 30 coins in lot. ($2000)

1352. Lot of twenty-one Tetrobols from Histiaea in Euboea. Head of nymph right / Nymph seated on prow. Cf. BMC Central Greece pg. 133, 99ff. / / Lot also includes 4 Autonomous Macedonian Tetrobols. Wreathed head of maenad right / Stern of galley. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1290. Average VF. LOT S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1000)

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1353. Lot of six Athenian Tetradrachms. All After 449 BC. Head of Athena right / Owl standing right. SNG Copenhagen 32. One Fine, others VF, all with deep test cuts. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 6 coins in lot. ($1200)

1356. Lot of twenty-five Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Most with counterstamps. Average Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1250)

1354. Lot of ten Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. All with one or more nice counterstamps. Average Fine to near VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1000)

1357. Lot of twenty-five Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Some with counterstamps. Average Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1250)

1355. Lot of twenty-five Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Some with counterstamps. Average Fine. L O T SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1250)

1358. Lot of twenty-five Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Some with counterstamps. Average Fine. LOT S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1250) 227


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1359. Lot of twenty-six Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Most with counterstamps. Average Fine. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 26 coins in lot. ($1300)

1362. Lot of ten Staters from Aegina, all land tortoise types. A few with counterstamps. Average Fine to near VF. L O T S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1500)

1360. Lot of twenty-five Staters from Aegina, all sea turtle types. Most with counterstamps. Average Fine. LOT S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 25 coins in lot. ($1250)

1363. Lot of ten Staters from Aegina, all land tortoise types. Most with counterstamps. Average Fine to near VF. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1500)

1361. Lot of ten Staters from Aegina, all land tortoise types. A few with counterstamps. Average near VF. L O T SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1500)

1364. Lot of ten Staters from Aegina, all land tortoise types. A few with counterstamps. Average Fine to near VF. L O T S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1500)


TRITON II 1369. Lot of six Half Shekels from Sidon in Phoenicia. Circa 410400 BC. War-galley to left before battlemented city wall with four towers; two lions back to back in exergue / King of Persia slaying lion standing before him; all in incuse square. Four coins V F with deep test cuts, other two Fine. / / Lot also includes a Double Shekel of Baana(?) in Fine, and a Byblos Dishekel, vulture on incuse ram type, near Fine with a large flan crack. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 8 coins in lot. ($1500)

1365. Lot of two Cilician Tetradrachms of the Satrap Datames in Tarsos. Includes the following: Baaltars / Ana and Datames (SNG Levante 83, bull counterstamp) / / Baaltars / Satrap seated (SNG Levante 85) / / Lot also includes: Babylon, Mazaios. Baaltars / Lion walking left (Babelon, Les Perses Achéménides, 282). First two V F with test cuts, third VF but the obverse has been heavily smoothed. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot. ($600) 1366. Lot of two Cilician Tetradrachms of the Satrap Mazaios in Tarsos. Includes the following: Baaltars / Lion attacking bull (SNG Levante 102) / / Baaltars / Lion attacking stag (SNG France 324) / / Babylon, Baaltars / Lion walking left (Babelon, Les Perses Achéménides, 282). All near VF. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot. ($600)

1370. Lot of six Double Shekels of Baalshallim II of Sidon in Phoenicia. Includes: Undated (1 coin) / / Year 15 (1 coin) / / Year 16 (1 coin) / / Uncertain (3 coins). All coins Fine. LOT S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 6 coins in lot. ($2000)

1367. Lot of six Seleukid Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Antiochos III, Antioch (Houghton 79) / / Antiochos, son of Seleukos IV, Antioch (Houghton 92 or 93) / / Demetrios I, Antioch ( S M A 1 0 0 ) / / Demetrios I, Antioch (SMA 108) / / Antiochos IV, Ake-Ptolemais (Houghton 780 variety) / / Seleukos VI, Antioch (SMA 423). Antiochos, son of Seleukos IV, is fine with a large mount removed and polished surfaces, others are V F with minor problems. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 6 coins in lot. ($1250) 1368. Lot of seven Seleukid Drachms. Includes the following: Antiochos III, Ekbatana (cf. Houghton 1193) / / Seleukos IV, Ekbatana (Houghton 1199) / / Demetrios I, Ekbatana (4 coins, Houghton 1250, 1252, cf. 1254 and 1255) / / Alexander I, Antioch (SMA 172-175). All near V F with minor problems. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 7 coins in lot. ($500)

1371. Lot of six Double Shekels of Baalshallim II of Sidon in Phoenicia. Includes: Undated (2 coins) / / Year 14 (1 coin) / / Year 15 (2 coins) / / Uncertain (1 coin). All coins Fine. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 6 coins in lot. ($2000)

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TRITON II 1375. Lot of five Parthian Drachms of Mithradates II. Includes the following: Shore 69 (2 coins), Shore 77 (2 coins) and Shore 87. All coins nice VF, Shore 87 double struck on reverse. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($500) 1376. Lot of four Parthian Drachms of Mithradates II. Includes the following: Shore 75, Shore 78, Shore 9 5 and Shore 99. Shore 75 VF, others EF, reverse of 99 double struck. A nice lot. L O T S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($500)

1372. Lot of six Staters from Tyre in Phoenicia. All circa 400-360 BC. Melqart riding hippocamp right, holding reins in right hand, bow in left; double line of waves and a dolphin below / Owl standing right, crook and flail over left shoulder. BMC Phoenicia pg. 230, 19. Average VF, all with deep test cuts. L O T SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 6 coins in lot. ($750)

1377. Lot of ten Parthian Drachms. Includes the following: Gotarzes I (Shore 113) / / Vonones Π (Shore 368) / / Gotarzes Π (Shore 364) / / Vologases I (2 coins, Shore 373 and Shore 377) / / Vardanes II (2 coins, both Shore 384) / / Osroes II (Shore 439) / / Vologases VI (Shore 455) / / Artabanos IV (Shore 464). All coins VF, the last a little porous. A decent lot. L O T S O L D A S IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($1250)

1373. Lot of four Babylonian Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Under Alexander ΙΠ, spearhead above lion (2 coins, both Pozzi 2868) / / Under Alexander ΠΙ, Γ above lion (Babelon, Les Perses Achéménides, 287) I l Under Seleukos I, anchor above lion (Newell, E S M 263). All coins near VF, Γ nice, others with minor problems. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($750)

1378. Lot of nine Parthian Drachms. Includes the following: Sinatrukes (Shore 146) / / Phraates ΠΙ (Shore 172) / / Phraates III (Shore 178) / / Phraatakes (Shore 322) / / Vonones I (Shore 329) / / Artabanos Π (Shore 337) / / Pakoros II (2 coins, Shore 395 and Shore 396) / / Parthamaspates (Shore 423). Average VF. L O T S O L D AS IS, NO RETURNS. 9 coins in lot. ($1250)

1374. Lot of five Parthian Drachms. Includes the following: Mithradates I (3 coins, Shore 7, Shore 12 and Shore 24) / / Phraates II (Shore 50) / / Artabanos I (Shore 59). Average VF, a nice lot. L O T SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($1000) 230


TRITON II 1381. Lot of five Parthian Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Artabanos II (Shore 331) / / Vardanes I (Shore 350-351, month not visible) / / Vardanes II (Shore 382) / / Vologases ΠΙ (2 coins, Shore 407 and Shore—; Sellwood 79.3). Artabanos Fine, others VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($1250)

1379. Lot of five Parthian Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Phraates ΠΙ ( S h o r ^ - ; Sellwood 36.1 [Darios]) / / Tiridates (Shore 310) / / Vonones I (Shore 328, overstruck) / / Gotarzes II (Shore 358) / / Vologases II (Shore—; cf. Sellwood 72.2, month ΠΑΝΗΜΟΥ). Phraates and Tiridates near Fine, Vonones near VF, Gotarzes and Vologases VF. Vologases unpublished with this date and month combination. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($1250)

1382. Lot of four Parthian Tetradrachms. Includes the Vologases I (2 coins, Sellwood 68.11 and 70.4) / / Pakoros Sellwood 77.2 or 77.3 and 77.6). All coins VF. LOT SOLD RETURNS. 4 coins in lot.

1380. Lot of four Parthian Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Vonones I (2 coins, Sellwood 60.2 and 60.4) / / Artabanos II (Shore 330) / / Vologases II (Shores-; Sellwood 72.1). All near VF with graffiti before face. Vologases is very rare. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($1000)

following: Π (2 coins, AS IS, NO ($1000)

1383. Lot of four Parthian Tetradrachms of Pakoros II, all different. Includes the following: Sellwood 73.2, Sellwood 73.3, Sellwood 73.9 (month ΥΠΕΡΒΕΡΕΤΑΙΟΥ), and Sellwood 73.10 (overstruck). All VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($1250) 1384. Lot of ten issues of the Kings of Persis. Includes the following: Darios II, Hemidrachm (Alram 565) / / Ardashir II, Hemidrachm (2 coins, Alram 571 and 577) / / Vahsir (Oxathres), Hemidrachm (Alram 580) / / Vahsir (Oxathres), Oboi (Alram 584) / / Pakoros I, Oboi (Alram 594) / / Pakoros Π, Hemidrachm (Alram 597) / / Nambed, Hemidrachm (Alram 601) / / Napad, Oboi (Aliam 610) / / I Unidentifiable Oboi. Average VF, most lightly porous as usual. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($600) 1385. Lot of five miscellaneous Eastern issues. Includes the following: Elymais; Kamnaskires IV, Drachm (Alram 462) / / Kamnaskires V?, Drachm, (Alram 464) / / Kamnaskires V?, Hemidrachm (Alram 465) / / Persis; Darios I, Drachm (Alram 557) / / Autophradates III, Drachm (Alram 561). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($600)

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TRITON II 1386. Lot of fifty-nine JE Tetradrachms of the Characene king Attambelos III. Includes the following: Diademed and bearded head / Herakles seated on rock, holding club on knee. Cf. BMC Mesopotamia pg. 297, 6. All with obverse countermarks. Average Fair to fine, all porous. L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 59 coins in lot. ($1200)

1390. Lot of five Sasanian AR Drachms. Includes the following: Varhran I. Gobi 1 / 1 (2 coins) / / Varhran Π. Gobi V I I / 2 / / Hormizd II. Gobi I / l a / / Ardashir II. Gobi 1/1. Average V F to EF, one with green patination spots, one slightly porous. L O T S O L D A S IS, N O RETURNS. 5 coins in lot. ($900)

1387. Lot of three Sasanian AR Drachms of Ardashir I. Includes the following: Ardashir and Papak. Gobi 1 / 1 / / Ardashir wearing Parthian style crown. Gobi I I - 2 / 2 / / Ardashir wearing Sasanian style crown. Gobi ΠΙ/1. Average good Fine to good VF, the first crudely struck but very rare. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 coins in lot. ($1000)

1391. Lot of three Sasanian AR Drachms of Narseh. Includes the following: Gobi 1/1 / / Gobi Π / 2 (2 coins). Average good VF, light toning, the first with light obverse cleaning scratches . L O T S O L D AS IS, N O RETURNS. 3 coins in lot. ($800)

1388. Lot of four Sasanian Billon and AR of Ardashir I. Includes the following: Billon Tetradrachm. Ardashir wearing Parthian style crown. Gobi I I - 5 / 2 / / A R Drachm. Ardashir wearing Parthian style crown. Gobi I I - 4 / 2 / / A R Drachm. Ardashir wearing Sasanian style crown. Gobi I I I / l / / A R Hemidrachm. Gobi ΠΙ/1. Average good VF, the first with good surfaces, the last two with dirt in the devices. L O T S O I X ) AS IS, N O RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($1000) 1389. Lot of seven Sasanian AR. Includes the following: Shapur I. Drachm. Gobi 1 / 1 (2 coins) / / Hemidrachm. Gobi 1 / 1 / / / Shapur II. Drachm. Gobi l a / 1 / / Gobi I a / 6 a / / Gobi l a / 7 / / Gobi l b / 2 . Average VF-EF, one scratched, one lightly encrusted. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. A nice assortment of types and styles. 7 coins in lot. ($800)

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TRITON II 1392. Lot of four Sasanian AR Drachms. Includes the following: Vishtam. Year 2. LD = Ray mint. Gobi 1/1 / / Khusro Π. Year 34. LD = Ray mint. Gobi I I / 3 / / Ardashir III. Year 2. AYLAN = Uncertain mint. Gobi I I / l / / Khusro III. Year 2. WYHC = Uncertain mint. Gobi 232 (attributed to Khusro V). Average VF, some encrustation and chipped edges. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 4 coins in lot. ($1200)

1397. Lot of nine Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Imperatorial. Mark Antony (1 coin) / / Octavian (1 coin) / / Imperial. Augustus (3 coins) / / Nero (1 coin) / / Otho (1 coin) / / Vitellius (1 coin) / / Sabina (1 coin). Average near VF, many off center, a few with banker's marks, the Otho has been tooled. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 9 coins in lot. ($1000)

1393. Lot of thirty-six mostly Thracian Provincial M, average size around 25mm. Includes the following cities: Anchialos / / Deultum / / Hadrianopolis / / Markianopolis / / Nikopolis / / Odessos / / Pautalia / / Philippopolis. Mostly Antonine and Severan rulers. Better pieces include: Thrace, Philippopolis. Commodus / / Thracian Kings. Rhoematalkes I (2 coins) / / Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis. Caracalla and Julia Domna / / Macedon, Philippi. Claudius / / Macedon. Antoninus Pius. Average Fair to Fine. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 36 coins in lot. ($1000)

1394. Lot of ten Syrian Provincial Tetradrachms. Includes the following: Caracalla, Damascus Mint (Bellinger 219) / / Caracalla, Arados Mint (Bellinger 228) / / Caracalla, Askalon Mint (Bellinger 376) / / Macrinus, Beroea Mint (Bellinger 88) / / Macrinus, Arados Mint (Bellinger 244, Rare) / / Elagabalus, Antioch Mint (5 coins, Bellinger 42 [2 coins], 43, 44, 45). All coins near VF to VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 10 coins in lot. ($650)

1398. Lot of eighteen Roman Denarii and Antoniniani. Includes the following: Vespasian (2 coins, both Ephesus mint) / / Trajan / / Hadrian / / Antoninus Pius (2 coins) / / Lucilla / / Septimius Severus / / Julia Domna / / Geta / / Macrinus / / Severus Alexander, as Caesar / / Severus Alexander / / Julia Mamaea / / Maximinus (2 coins) / / Philip I (2 coins, one a left facing bust). Lot also includes a Cappadocian hemidrachm of Nero and a Licinius I billon argenteus. Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 20 coins in lot. ($1000)

1395. Lot of fifty-six Republican Denarii. Includes the following gens: Anonymous (3 coins) / / Aburia / / Acilia / / Aelia / / Aemilia / / Antestia / / Calpurnia (3 coins) / / Carisia / / Cipia (3 coins) / / Claudia (3 coins) / / Egnatia / / Fabia / / Fannia (2 coins) / / Fundania / / Furia / / Junia / / Licinia (2 coins) / / Lucretia (2 coins) / / Minucia / / Mussidia / / Naevia (2 coins) / / Norbana / / Papia / / Papiria / / Plaetoria (fourré) / / Poblicia (2 coins) / / Pompeia / / Porcia / / Postumia (3 coins) / / Procilia / / Roscia / / Rubria / / Scribonia / / Sicinia / / Sofia / / Thoria / / Titia / / Tituria / / Tullia / / Vibia / / Julius Caesar (Venus/Trophy). Plus a Denarius of Faustina Junior. Average Fair to Fine, perhaps a few better. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 57 coins in lot. ($1450)

1399. Lot of three rare left facing bust Roman AR Denarii. Includes the following: Hadrian. Fortuna. RIC II 247; RSC 783 / / Sabina. Concordia. RIC II 398 (Hadrian); RSC 14 var. / / Diva Faustina Senior. Aeternitas. Cf. RIC III 345 (Antoninus Pius); cf. RSC 27. Average nice VF, all rare, the last possibly unique. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 3 corns in lot. ($400)

1396. Lot of thirty-nine Roman Denarii and one Antoninianus. Includes the following: Mussidia 7 / / Augustus, RIC 513 / / Septimius Severus (2) / / Julia Domna / / Caracalla / / Elegabalus (10, including a FELICITAS.TEMP with a galley) / / Julia Soaemias (2) / / Julia Maesa / / Severus Alexander (19) / / Julia Mamaea / / Elagabalus Antoninianus. Mussidia and Augustus Fair, others average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 40 coins in lot. ($1500)

1400. Lot of forty-eight 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Hadrian (1 coin) / / Commodus (1 coin) / / Septimius Severus (8 coins) / / Julia Domna (3 coins) / / Caracalla, as Caesar (1 coin) / / Caracalla (10 coins) / / Plautilla (3 coins; one of which is an imitation with a military reverse) / / Geta (4 coins) / / Elagabalus (6 coins) / / Severus Alexander (6 coins) / / Julia Mamaea (1 coin) / / Maximinus I (2 coins) / / Gordian ΙΠ (2 coins). Also includes: Roman Republic. Gens Fabia. Denarius. (1 coin) / / Trajan Decius. Antoninianus (1 coin). Average VF, the Mamaea porous and partly encrusted. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 50 coins in lot. ($1000) 233


TRITON II 1401. Lot of forty-five 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Faustina Senior (1 coin) / / Septimius Severus (10 coins) / / Julia Domna (8 coins) / / Caracalla (5 coins) / / Plautilla (1 coin) / / Geta (1 coin) / / Elagabalus (7 coins) / / Julia Maesa (2 coins) / / Severus Alexander (5 coins) / / Julia Mamaea (2 coins) / / Maximinus I (2 coins) / / Gordian ΠΙ (1 coin). Also includes the following antoniniani: Caracalla. Fourré. (1 coin) / / Gordian ΠΙ (3 coins) / / Trajan Decius (1 coin). Average VF, one of the Mamea's encrusted. L O T SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 50 coins in lot. ($1000) 1402. Lot of sixty-two 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Commodus (1 coin) / / Septimius Severus (27 coins) / / Julia Domna (6 coins) / / Caracalla, as Caesar (2 coins) / / Caracalla (6 coins) / / Geta (1 coin) / / Elagabalus (6 coins) / / Julia Maesa (2 coins) / / Severus Alexander (7 coins) / / Julia Mamaea (2 coins) / / Maximinus I (2 coins). Also includes: Constantine I. Follis (1 coin). Average Near VF, many on short or irregular flans, the follis with some silvering remaining. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 63 coins in lot. ($1000) 1405. Lot of eighty-five 3rd Century Roman Antoniniani. Includes the following: Elagabalus (1 coin) / / Gordian III (63 coins) / / Philip I (7 coins) / / Otacilia Severa (1 coin) / / Trajan Decius (9 coins) / / Herennia Etruscilla (2 coins) / / Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar (2 coins). Also includes: Severus Alexander. Denarius (1 coin). Average good VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 86 coins in lot. ($1200)

1403. Lot of twenty 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Septimius Severus (2 coins) / / Julia Domna (1 coin) / / Caracalla (3 coins) / / Plautilla (1 coin) / / Elagabalus (2 coins) / / Julia Maesa (1 coin) / / Severus Alexander (7 coins) / / Julia Mamaea (1 coin) / / Maximinus I (2 coins). Also includes: Roman Republic. Gens Curtia. Denarius (1 coin) / / Rome. Caracalla. Antoninianus (1 coin) / / Philip I. Antoninianus (1 coin). Average near EF. A fine gallery of portraits. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 23 coins in lot. ($1000)

1406. Lot of one hundred and two 3rd Century Roman Antoniniani. Includes the following: Gordian ΙΠ (91 coins - all but 1 Rome mint) / / Philip I (1 coin) / / Trajan Decius (9 coins) / / Otacilia Severa (1 coin). Average good VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 102 coins in lot. ($1000) 1407. Lot of one hundred 3rd Century Roman Antoniniani. Includes the following: Gordian III (81 coins - all but 3 Rome mint) / / Philip I (9 coins, including a PAX FVNDATA C V M PERSIS reverse) / / Philip Π (1 coin) / / Trajan Decius (8 coins) / / Otacilia Severa (1 coin). Average good VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 100 coins in lot. ($1000)

1404. Lot of forty-seven 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Denarii. Includes the following: Septimius Severus (6 coins) / / Julia Domna (3 coins) / / Caracalla (5 coins) / / Geta (1 coin) / / Elagabalus (9 coins) / / Severus Alexander (15 coins) / / Maximinus I (3 coins) / / Gordian ΙΠ (5 coins). Also includes the following antoniniani: Caracalla (1 coin) / / Elagabalus (1 coin) / / Otacilia Severa (1 coin) / / Gordian III (1 coin). Average VF. LOT SOLD AS IS, NO RETURNS. 51 coins in lot. ($1000)

1408. Lot of one hundred Constantinian Folles. Includes the following: Constantine I (38 coins) / / Crispus, Caesar (8 coins) / / Constantine II, as Caesar (32 coins) / / Constantius, as Caesar (5 coins) / / Constantinopolis (16 coins) / / Urbs Roma. Average VF to EF. LOT SOLD AS IS, N O RETURNS. 100 coins in lot. ($1200)

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