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M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7 P.M. Waldorf Astoria Hotel 3 0 1 Park Avenue New York, NY 100 22 Norse Suite, 18th Floor

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Lot Viewing

Contents of Sale

San Francisco December 14-15, 2012 San Francisco Historical Bourse Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel

Greek Coins ............................................Lot 1-72 Roman Republican Coins....................Lot 73-102 Roman Imperatorial Coins ................Lot 103-133 Roman Imperial and Provincial Coins ................................Lot 134-201 Byzantine Coins ................................Lot 202-204 World Coins.......................................Lot 205-209

Santa Monica December 17, 2012-January 3, 2013 by appointment Monday–Friday, 10 – 6 Please phone (310) 450-9755 to arrange a viewing time. New York Waldorf Astoria Hotel 301 Park Avenue, 18th Floor Lexington Suite Sunday, January 6, 2013 Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 8

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Credits Cataloguing: Photography:

Catharine Lorber Frank Ryan Cami Slotkin Frank Ryan

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1. . I B E R IAN C E LTS. Obulco. Circa 100 BC. Bronze 23 mm (9.34 gm). OB - V - L - CO, bare female head right, wearing necklace, coronated border / Helmeted horseman riding right, holding spear in right hand, fringed border. Villaronga 4. SNG BM 1400. SNG Copenhagen 230. An attractive example with light-green patina. Nearly extremely fine $750

4. C E LTS I N S O UTH E R N GAU L . Rhone Valley. The Allobroges. Ialikovesi. Circa second century BC. Silver drachm (2.53 gm). Laureate head right, beaded neck truncation / Italiote legend IALIKOVESI, horse head right. DT 3045. CCCBM 162. Deroc 12–24. Van der Wielan, Allobroges, Plate II, 2 = BN 2537. Rare. Extremely fine $1,000 The horse head was likely inspired by that depicted on the Siculo-Punic coinage of the previous century.

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2. . C E LTS I N N O RTH E R N ITA LY. Lombard Plain. Circa late second century BC. Silver light drachm (2.96 gm). Imitating Massalia. Head of nymph right, wearing triple pendant earring / ΜΑΣΣΑΛ (degraded), lion-scorpion with gaping mouth walking right atop double exergual line. CCCBM II 3-17, S5-34. LT 2126. A nice example struck in high relief. Extremely fine $500

5. First century BC. Silver drachm (2.34 gm). Head left in crested helmet / Hippocamp left. DT 3127. CCCBM 196–204. Deroc 192–206. Van der Wielan, Allobroges, Plate IV, 3. Lightly toned. Very fine $400

3. Circa late second century BC. Silver light drachm (2.41 gm). Imitating Massalia. Head of nymph right, wearing triple pendant earring / ΜΑΣΣΑΛ (degraded), lion-scorpion with gaping mouth walking right atop double exergual line. CCCBM II 3-17, S5-34. LT 2126. Extremely fine $500

6. C E LTS I N N O RTH-C E NTR AL GAU L . The Parisii. Late second to early first century BC. Gold stater (7.18 gm). Sills Mint A, Class 3. Head right, hair flowing behind in large locks, volute over club-like object (perhaps a beard) before, vertical lines below neck truncation / Horse left, curvilinear design (perhaps a wing) above, rosette below. Sills 468–469. DT 81. Colbert de Beaulieu Class IV, p, 18, fig. 14, 3. A magnificent work of Celtic numismatic art. Some minor die weakness affecting lower right quadrant of obverse. Otherwise nearly extremely fine $25,000 F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4


7. C E LTS I N N O RTHWE ST G AU L . The Senones. Ullucci. Circa late second to mid-first century BC. Bronze (2.69 gm). Celticized bare male head right / Celticized bird left, its wings represented by pellet-in-ring motif, two pellets-in-ring behind, vestiges of other elements visible above. DT 2635. LT 7493. CCCBM III 150. Olivegreen and brown patina. Extremely fine $250

8. C E NTR A L E U R O PEAN C E LTS. West Noricum. Second to first century BC. Silver tetradrachm (11.90 gm). Kugelreiter type. Laureate, diademed male head left, beaded neck truncation / Crested rider on horse prancing left, three pellets above head. R. Göbl, Der norische Tetradrachmenfund 1972 aus Haimburg in Kärnten (Vienna, 1989), 85 (IIc/6). Göbl, Noricum pl. 1, 4 (Ic/3). Kostial 108. A beautiful example struck on a large flan. Extremely fine $2,000

9. Pannonia (Burgenland). Second to first century BC. Silver tetradrachm (12.64 gm). Kroisbach type variant. Male head left with flowing hair / Crested rider on horseback left, only upper body shown, torque below. Unpublished in the scholarly literature. See Freeman & Sear FPL 11, 3. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $6,000

10. Bratislava Region. The Boii. Biatec. Mid to late first century BC. Silver hexadrachm (17.13 gm). Jugate male heads right, the left wearing laurel wreath, the right helmeted, ivy leaf to right, scalloped border / BIATEC, rider galloping hippogriff right, holding branch in right hand, scalloped border. Göbl, Die Hexadrachmenprägung der Gross-Boier, II/1(3). Paulsen 718-742. CCCBM I 242. Ondrouch 25-118. A fine example of this intriguing coin. Toned. Good very fine $5,000 These largest denominations of the “Biatec” series are often referred to as hexadrachms owing to the contrast in weight with the comparatively light tetradrachms struck contemporaneously in the Celtic world. They alternatively may be described as Attic weight tetradrachms.. However labled, their size and purity are testament to the prosperity of the Boii on the eve of Roman domination of the region. The present type, that associated with the beginning of the series, displays an obverse copied from the denarii of Q. Fufius Kalenus and Mucius Cordus (Crawford 403/1).

11. The Eravisci. Ansali. First century BC. Silver denarius (3.25 gm). Bearded male head right, wearing torc / ANSALI, horseman galloping left, holding round shield. Freeman 19/R (plate 29, 26; same dies). CCCBM I 265. Forrer 227. Very rare and the most idiosyncratic of all of the Eraviscan types. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $1,500 The reverse inscription ANSALI is probably the name of a local Celtic chieftain and his torc-adorned portrait is perhaps depicted on the obverse.

This variety was completely unknown prior to its appearance in Gorny & Mosch 141 (10 October 2005) where it sold for nearly $12,000. It combines the reverse type associated with the Kroisbach issues with a somewhat degraded version of the “Apollo” head obverse of the West Norican tetradrachm series. F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4

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12. Burgenland. Second to first century BC. Silver trihemiobol (.99 gm). Kroisbach Type variant. Celticized male head left, possibly laureate, with aquiline nose / Celticized Pegasos prancing left on dotted groundline. Unpublished. Cf. Manhattan Sale II, lot 91, Manhattan Sale I, lot 3, and Gemini III, lot 21, for same denomination with identical types. Of an unusually good metal for this rare type. Extremely fine $750

15. LU CAN IA. Velia. Circa 293-280 BC. Silver didrachm (7.63 gm). Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet, bowl adorned with griffin, Φ on neckguard, monogram behind / ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ, lion advancing right, filleted caduceus above. Williams 528 (O266/R370). SNG Ashmolean 1388 (these dies). SNG ANS 1395. HN Italy 1316. A marvelous example. Struck on a full flan. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine $10,000 Ex Spink 20, 6 October 1986, lot 37; Monnaies et Médailles 52, 19-20 June 1975, lot 39.

13. Pannonia/Dacia (Banat). Third to second century BC. Silver tetradrachm (12.73 gm). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right / Horseman pacing left, only upper body shown, branch below. Cf. Göbl, OTA plate 7, 44A (wreath in field). Cf. CCCBM S24 (reverse type right and wreath in field). A beautiful specimen. Struck on a full flan and with attractive iridescent toning. Extremely fine $5,000 Ex LHS 100, 23 April 2007, lot 5.

14. Dacian Plain. Third century BC. Silver tetradrachm (14.07 gm). Baumreiter type. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right / Horseman riding left, wearing crested helmet, holding palm branch, animal device to left, leaf ornaments below. Göbl, OTA 129. CCCBM 67. Dessewffy 775. A pretty example with nice dark tone. A few old scratches in lower reverse fields. Otherwise nearly extremely fine $5,000

16. S I C I LY. The Sikeliotes. Silver 4 litrai (3.33 gm). Morgantina, circa 214-213 BC. Head of Persephone left, with short, curly hair wreathed in barley, wearing triple pendant earring and beaded necklace, poppy head behind, dotted border / ΣΙΚΕΛΙΩΤΑΝ, Nike driving fast biga left, holding reins in right hand, kentron in left, MT monogram above, linear border. Burnett, “The Enna Hoard,” SNR 62, 112 (same dies); Sjöqvist, “Numismatic Notes from Morgantina: 1. The SIKELIWTAN Coinage,” ANSMN 9, pg. 55, 3 (same dies). Rare. Light porosity at edges and minor encrustation on reverse. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $3,500 Ex Lanz 42, 23 November 1987, lot 98.

Ex R. Freeman Collection (Leu 79, 31 October 2000, lot 129); John W. Garrett II Collection (Bank LeuNumismatic Fine Arts, 16 October 1984, lot 70).

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17. Syracuse. Circa 474–470 BC. Silver tetradrachm (17.16 gm). Bearded charioteer in slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins, Nike above, flying right to crown horses / Σ V—RAK—OΣΙ —ON (R inverted, N retrograde), head of Arethusa right, wearing hairband of large pearls, earring, and necklace of small pearls, four dolphins swimming clockwise around. Boehringer 305 (V146/R212). SNG ANS —. Inconsequential planchet flaw below exergual line on obverse. Extremely fine $2,750 Ex Manhattan Sale 3, 3 January 2012, lot 68; Tkalec Auktion, 17 May 2010, lot 16.

18. Hieron II (circa 375–216 BC). Silver 16 litrae (13.59 gm). Diademed and veiled head of Queen Philistis left, star behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙ∆ΑΣ, Nike driving slow quadriga right, star above, K to right. Burnett, SNR 62, 34–36 (same obverse die). Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine $3,500

20. MAC E D O N IAN KI N G D O M. Philip II (359–336 BC). Silver tetradrachm (14.37 gm). Pella, circa 359–354 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Philip II on horseback left, wearing kausia and cloak, raising right hand in salute, spearhead below horse’s belly, TM monogram below. Le Rider 43–44 (D26, same obverse die). A pleasing early issue. Nearly extremely fine $2,250

21. Silver tetradrachm (14.28 gm). Pella, circa 323-315 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠ-Π-ΟΥ, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, reins in left, monogram below horse’s belly, trident below raised foreleg. Cf. Le Rider 501 (D267/unlisted reverse die). Hunterian 52. A scarce late issue. Very fine $750

From the Mayflower Collection; Ex Spink America (7 December 1995, lot 2026).

19. MA C E D O N IA. Akanthos. Circa 470-390 BC. Silver tetrobol (2.29 gm). Forepart of bull running left, head reverted, Π and swastika above / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 42. Good very fine $200

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22. Silver tetradrachm (14.40 gm). Amphipolis, circa 342328 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, reins in left, stern of ship below horse’s belly. Le Rider 402 (D205/ R355). Nearly extremely fine $1,250

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23. Silver tetradrachm (14.11 gm). Amphipolis, circa 323–315 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, grain stalk below horse’s belly, Π below raised foreleg. Le Rider plate 46, 3. SNG ANS 667–673. Extremely fine $1,250

24. Silver tetradrachm (14.28 gm). Amphipolis, circa 323–315 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, branch below horse’s belly, Π below raised foreleg. Le Rider plate 46, 5. SNG ANS 683–687. Extremely fine $1,250

25. Silver tetradrachm (14.40 gm). Amphipolis, circa 323315 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΦΙΛΙΠ-ΠΟΥ, nude jockey on horseback right, holding palm in right hand, reins in left, side view of shield below horse’s belly, Π below raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 46, 6. Extremely fine $1,250

26. Alexander III (336-323 BC). Gold stater (8.55 gm). “Babylon,” 317-311 BC. Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet with coiled snake adorning bowl, wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩ[Σ], Nike standing left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, stylis in left, vestiges of wreath [containing monogram] in outer left field, H below right wing. Price 3703. A striking example, of well crafted dies and of elegant style. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $6,000

27. Silver tetradrachm (17.23 gm). “Amphipolis”, circa 323-320 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, Phrygian helmet in left field. Price 112. Toned. Extremely fine $800

28. Silver tetradrachm (17.26 gm). “Amphipolis,” circa 323–circa 320 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ− ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙ—ΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, crested Macedonian helmet in left field. Price 113. Good extremely fine and lustrous $1,000

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29. Silver tetradrachm (17.04 gm). “Amphipolis,” circa 320–317 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, wreath in left field, ΠΟ monogram under throne. Price 132. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $800

32. Silver tetradrachm (16.76 gm). Corinth, circa 310–290 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, wreath surrounding dove flying left in left field, H under throne. Price 671. Troxell, ANSMN 17, pl. xix, 6 (this coin). Extremely rare: Apparently one of only two known examples. Toned. Very fine $1,000 Ex Noble Numismatics 66, 28-30 Mar. 2001, lot 3282; Noble Numismatics 53, 9-11 Apr. 1997, lot 2072; Sotheby’s London, 9-10 Oct. 1995, lot 65 (part).

30. Silver tetradrachm (17.16 gm). “Amphipolis,” circa 320–317 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, dolphin downwards in left field, ΠΟ monogram under throne. Price 133. Good extremely fine $1,000

31. Silver tetradrachm (17.28 gm). “Amphipolis,” circa 320–317 BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skinwith paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, dolphin downwards in left field, ΠΟ monogram under throne. Price 133. Same obverse die as lot 30. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $1,100

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33. Silver tetradrachm (16.75 gm). Odessus, third quarter of third century BC. Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ− ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, KOI in inner left field, Ο∆Η monogram under throne. Price 1170. Nearly extremely fine $600

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34. Silver tetradrachm (16.26 gm). Odessus, 83–71 BC. Head of young Herakles right with features of Mithradates VI of Pontus, wearing lion-skin with paws knotted at neck / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left on backless throne, holding eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left, ΜΑΚΩ (MA in monogram) in inner left field, Ο∆Η in exergue. Price 1193. Callataÿ Group 3. Nearly extremely fine $500

37. Lysimachos (323–281 BC). Silver tetradrachm (17.02 gm). Lifetime issue. Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding Nike on extended right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield, transverse spear in background. Cf. Thompson 10, 41, 43, 101, 156 for style. Nicely toned. Good very fine/very fine $600 Ex Coin Galleries, 15 April 1992, lot 144.

35. PA E O N IAN KI N G D O M. Patraos (circa. 335–315 BC). Silver tetradrachm (12.92 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Blundered legend Π—OA—P—TAY, warrior on horse galloping right, spearing fallen enemy. Paeonia hoard 490 (same dies). SNG ANS 1040 (same obverse die). Light iridescent tone. Extremely fine $750

36. TH R A C IAN KI N G D O M. In the name of Lysimachos. Gold stater (8.22 gm). Tomis, by Mithradates VI of Pontus (120-63 BC), circa 88-86 BC. Diademed head of Alexander III (resembling Mithradates) right, with horn of Ammon, pellets above upturned diadem ties behind / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding Nike on extended right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield, transverse spear in background, TO under seat, HP (in ligature) Φ above legs, trident pointed left with two dolphins flanking handle in exergue. AMNG 2478. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1090-3 (monogram). Struck from fresher dies than normally encountered. Extremely fine $1,250 12

38. Silver tetradrachm (17.29 gm). Amphipolis, 288-281 BC. Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding Nike on extended right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield, transverse spear in background, caduceus with handle in inner left field, monogram in outer right. Thompson 193. A lovely example. Extremely fine $3,500 Purchased privately from Numismatic Fine Arts ca. 1990.

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39. Silver tetradrachm (17.10 gm). Pergamon(?). Diademed head of deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ, Athena seated left, holding Nike on extended right hand, resting left arm on grounded shield decorated with gorgoneion, transverse spear in background, AP in tiny letters in exergue. Perhaps unpublished. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $2,500 Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Gemini V, 6 January 2009, lot 552).

40. TH E SSA LY. Larissa. Circa 400–380 BC. Silver drachm (6.17 gm). Bust of nymph Larissa three quarters left, wearing ampyx inscribed ΓΕΥ, pendant earring, and garment with small sphinxes on shoulders, I—A flanking head / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ, horse right with forelegs bent, about to roll. Lorber, Florilegium Westermark 15.2 (same obverse die). Lorber-Shahar O30. Beautiful style. Dark iridescent tone. Nearly extremely fine $1,500

41. Circa 380–365 BC. Silver drachm (6.00 gm). Head of nymph Larissa three quarters right, wearing ampyx and pendant earring / ΛΑΡΙ—ΣΑΙΩΝ horse left with off foreleg raised, about to roll. BCD 1149 (this coin). Lorber, SNR 79, plate 1, 2 (same obverse die). Lorber-Shahar Middle Series 1, Type A (O1/R5). Toned and attractive. Struck on a large flan. Extremely fine $7,500

42. Circa 365–356 BC. Silver drachm (5.91 gm). Head of nymph Larissa three quarters left, wearing ampyx and pendant earring / ΛΑΡΙΣ—ΑΙΩΝ, horse left with off foreleg raised, about to roll, bush below. Lorber, SNR 79, Late Phase L-1, plate 2, 17–21. Very fine $500

43. AC AR NAN IA. Leukas. Circa 320–280 BC. Silver stater (8.51 gm). Pegasos flying left, Λ below / Head of Athena left wearing crestless Corinthian helmet, cushioned diphros behind. Calciati 123. SNG Delepierre 1241. BCD 267, 274. Nearly extremely fine $750

44. Thyrreion. Circa 94 BC. Silver stater (7.91 gm). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet addorned with four horse foreparts above visor, griffin above raised ear flap, and tendrils on neckpiece / ΘΥΡΡΕΙ[ΩΝ], helmeted Athena standing right, brandishing spear in raised right hand and holding round shield on left arm, ΛΕ—ΩΝ across upper field, ΠΑΟ monogram above [Φ]ΑΤΝΙ / [Α]∆Α in left field, horizontal club in right field. Liampi, Akarnanien, 174, 10 (this coin). Extremely rare. A few minor die flaws. Otherwise extremely fine $4,500 Ex BCD Collection (Münzen und Medaillen, 18 October 2007, lot 408).

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45. ATTI CA. Athens. Circa 454-415 BC. Silver tetradrachm (17.21 gm). Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves above visor, spiral palmette on bowl, wearing earring with central boss and beaded necklace / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all in square incuse. SNG Copenhagen 31ff. A magnificent specimen struck on a broad flan and in high relief. Minor striking splits. Toned. Extremely fine $7,500 Ex Morton & Eden Auction 23 October 2011, lot 109; privately purchased from Spink London, 30 June 1965.

47. C O R I NTH I A. Corinth. 345–307 BC. Silver stater (8.48 gm). Pegasos flying left, koppa below / Head of Athena left, wearing crestless Corinthian helmet, A before neck, P under neck truncation, pellet and figure of Athena Promachos behind head. Calciati 433. Ravel 1015. Good very fine/very fine $500

48. MYS IA. Kyzikos. Before circa 550 BC. Electrum quarter hekte (0.65 gm, 7 mm). Head of tunny fish left / Segmented incuse square. BMFA 1388. Good very fine $600 Ex Jonathan Rosen Collection (NFA Winter Mail Bid Sale, 18 December 1987, lot 43, part of).

49. Circa 500-460 BC. Electrum hemihekte (1.39 gm, 8 mm). Dog crouching left, tail raised, tunny fish left below / Quadripartite incuse square. von Fritze 93. BMFA 1471. Very scarce. Very fine $900 46. I S LAN D S O F F AT TI CA. Aegina. Circa 456-431 BC. Silver stater (12.40 gm). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Incuse square with skew pattern. Milbank, pl. II, 12. SNG Copenhagen 516. Dewing 1683. A beautiful, well-centered example. A few striking splits at edge. Light iridescent tone. Extremely fine $15,000

50. LE S B O S. Mytilene. 377-326 BC. Electrum hekte (2.53 gm). Head of youthful Kabeiros right in laureate pilos, star above, another behind / Head of Hekate(?) right, wearing round earring, within linear square. Bodenstedt 99. SNG von Aulock 1729. BMFA 1735. $2,000 Ex CNG Mail Bid Sale 72, 14 June 2006, lot 715.

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51. Circa 377-326 BC. Electrum hekte (2.54 gm). Head of youth right, with ram’s horn / Eagle standing right, head reverted, within linear square. Bodenstedt 104 (—/—). SNG von Aulock 1727. Extremely fine $1,500

54. I S LAN D S O F F K AR IA. Rhodes. Circa 230-205. Silver tetradrachm (13.28 gm). Ameinias, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / ΡΟ∆ΙΟΝ, rose with bud and long tendrils on right, prow in left field, ΑΜΕΙ− ΝΙ-ΑΣ below, divided by stem, dotted border. SNG Copenhagen 752. SNG von Aulock 2799. BMFA 2054. A beautiful example. Well-struck and high relief. Extremely fine $6,000

52. Ephesos. Circa 350-340 BC. Silver tetradrachm (14.86 gm). Demokrates, magistrate. E-Φ , bee seen from above, wings overlapping dotted border / ∆ΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ, forepart of stag kneeling right, head reverted, date palm with two clusters behind. Pixodarus class G. Nearly extremely fine $5,000

53. DYN A STS O F K AR IA. Maussollos (377–353 BC). Silver drachm (3.65 gm). Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly right / ΜΑΥΣΣΩΛΛΟ, Zeus of Labraunda standing right, holding double-bladed axe over shoulder with right hand and resting left on scepter, wreath in left field. SNG von Aulock 2365. Of highly artistic style. Toned. Very fine $750

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55. CA PPAD O C IAN KI N G D O M. In the name of Antiochos VII (138-129 BC). Silver tetradrachm (16.42 gm). By Ariarathes VII (circa 110-99 BC). Diademed head of Antiochos VII right, fillet border / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟ− ΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡ-ΓΕΤΟΥ, Athena standing half-left, holding Nike in extended right hand, spear and grounded shield decorated with Gorgoneion in left, primary controls ∆I (in ligature) over A in outer left field, secondary controls O-Λ in inner fields, all within laurel wreath. Lorber, NC 2006, ser. 1, iss. 3 (A10/P1). SC 2148. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $450

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56. S E LE U C I D KI N G D O M. Antiochos II Theos (261-246 BC). Silver tetradrachm (16.85 gm). Seleukia on the Tigris. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙ—ΟΧΟΥ, Apollo seated left on omphalos, right thigh slightly draped, examining arrow held in right hand, resting left on grounded bow, primary control MAPT in monogram in outer left field, secondary control ∆Σ in monogram in outer right field. SC 587.4d. A few minor marks. Good very fine / very fine $400

57. Seleukos II Kallinikos (245–225 BC). Silver tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Uncertain Mint 40, probably in Kommagene. Diademed head of Seleukos II right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕ—ΛΕΥΚΟΥ, Apollo standing left, examining arrow held in right hand, resting left elbow on tall tripod, NA in outer left field. SC 727.1. Nearly extremely fine $600

58. Alexander I Balas (150-145 BC). Silver tetradrachm (14.21 gm). Sidon, 147/6 BC. Diademed head of Alexander I right / ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, eagle standing left with wings closed, palm branch under far wing, date CΞP in left field, ΣΙ∆Ω above aphlaston in right field. SC 1830.5. HGC 9, 882. Nearly extremely fine $500

59. Antiochos IX Eusebes Philopator “Kyzikenos” (114/3-95 BC). Silver obol (9 mm, 0.58 gm). Samaria, circa 112-110 BC. Diademed, bearded male head right, dotted border / ΒΑΣΙ downward on right, ΑΝ—ΤΙ upward on left, Athena standing left, holding Nike in outstretched right hand, holding grounded spear and shield with left, dotted border. SC 2394. Very rare. Lightly toned. Some light encrustation on reverse, otherwise nearly extremely fine $1,000

60. PH O E N I C IA. Gebal-Byblos. Ozbaal. Circa 394-352. Silver shekel (13.29 gm). Three hoplites in galley left, lion’s head above prow, hippocamp over murex below, Aramaic ZO above dorsal fin / Lion attacking bull left, Aramaic legend above. SNG Copenhagen 132. SNG Fitzwilliam 6028-6029. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $2,500

61. Circa 394-352. Silver shekel (13.27 gm). Three hoplites in galley left, lion’s head above prow, hippocamp over murex below, Aramaic ZO above dorsal fin / Lion attacking bull left, Aramaic legend above. SNG Copenhagen 132. SNG Fitzwilliam 6028-6029. Extremely fine $2,500

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62. Circa 394-352. Silver shekel (13.25 gm). Three hoplites in galley left, lion’s head above prow, hippocamp over murex below, Aramaic ZO above dorsal fin / Lion attacking bull left, Aramaic legend above. SNG Copenhagen 132. SNG Fitzwilliam 6028-6029. Extremely fine $2,500

63. J U DAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt. 132-135 CE. Silver sela tetradrachm (14.51 gm). Year 2 = 133/4 CE. PaleoHebrew legend “Shim`on,” facade of tetrastyle Temple of Jerusalem, Ark of the Covenant within, star above / “Year Two of the freedom of Israel,” lulav with etrog to left. Mildenberg 42 (O11/R29). Hendin 146. Meshorer 181. Toned. Good very fine $3,000

64. KI N G S O F O S R H O E N E. Waël (AD 163-165). Bronze 19 mm (6.34 gm). Edessa. Draped bust of bearded king left, inscriptions in fields, coronal border / Roofed distyle temple, large cubic cult object on base within, [star with central] pellet in pediment, inscription in left [and right] fields, [coronal border]. BMC Mesopotamia, Edessa 2. Rare. Green and earthen patina. Good very fine $750

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65. PARTH IAN KI N G D O M. Artabanos IV (216-224 AD). Silver drachm (3.73 gm). Diademed bust of Artabanos IV left with forked beard, wearing tiara with earflap and decorated with star surrounded by pellets / Enthroned archer right, holding bow, monogram below bow, blundered legend with Aramaic (“King Artabanos”) replacing top line. Shore 467. Sellwood 90.1. Rare. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $2,000

66. G R AE C O-BACTR IAN. Heliokles I (circa 145-130 BC). Silver tetradrachm (16.81 gm). Diademed, draped bust of Heliokles I right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΗΛΙΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ∆ΙΚΑΙΟΥ, Zeus standing half-left, wearing himation, holding winged thunderbolt in right hand, lotus-tipped scepter in left, Κ∆Ρ in monogram in left field. Bopearachchi 1U. SNG ANS 642-48. Possessing an unusually good portrait. Very slightly double-struck. Small test cut at 2:30 (obverse) on edge. Nearly extremely fine / good very fine $1,000

67. I N D O-G R E E K . Menander I (circa 165/155-130 BC). Silver tetradrachm (9.79 gm). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet decorated with horn and hide / Athena Alkidemos, seen from behind, advancing left, wearing aegis, armed with thunderbolt and shield, Σ to left, monogram to right, Kharoshthi legend around. Bopearachchi Série 15B. SNG ANS 850-53. Good very fine $350 17


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68. Hermaios and Kallliope (circa 90-70 BC). Silver drachm (2.30 gm). ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΕΡΜΑΙΟΥ clockwise above, ΚΑΙ ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗΣ counterclockwise below, jugate diademed and draped busts right / Diademed king in crested helmet mounted right, spear attached to horse behind, monogram below, Kharoshthi legend around. SNG ANS 1319-1325 (BN Bact. 2B). Scarce. Toned. Minor porosity. Nearly extremely fine $400

69. KU S HAN E M PI R E. Kanishka I (circa AD 127-152). Gold dinar (7.93 gm). Mint I (A). Kanishka standing facing, head left, with goad and scepter, flame at shoulder, altar in field / Mao standing facing, head left, lunar horns at shoulders, extending right hand and holding globe-tipped scepter in left, tamgha before. MK 65. Extremely fine $2,000

70. Huvishka (circa AD 152-192). Gold dinar (7.90 gm). Nimbate, crowned, and diademed half-length bust facing half-left on clouds, holding mace-headed scepter in right hand, spear over left shoulder, Kushan legend around / Ardoxsho standing half-right, holding cornucopiae upright before her, tamgha before. Göbl 286. Extremely fine / good very fine $2,000

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71. Gold dinar (7.98 gm). Mint I (A). Half-length bust of crowned Huvishka facing, head left, on cloud, holding mace-headed scepter in right hand, left hand on swordhilt / Mao standing left, holding scepter, tamgha to left. MK 148. Struck from worn reverse die. Otherwise extremely fine $1,250

72. Vasudeva II (circa AD 290-310). Gold dinar (7.89 gm). Nimbate Vasudeva standing facing, head left, sacrificing over altar and holding filleted scepter, filleted trident to left / Ardoxsho seated facing on throne, holding filleted investiture garland and cradling cornucopia in left arm, tamgha above to left. MK 574. In a better than usually encountered die state. Extremely fine $800

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73. R O MAN R E P U B LI C. Quadrigatus. Circa 216-215 BC. Silver didrachm (6.32 gm). Laureate head of Janus with slightly curving neck truncation, two annulets at top of head partially obscured by hair, dotted border / Jupiter standing in quadriga driven by Victory right, wielding thunderbolt and holding lotus-tipped scepter, ROMA incuse and partially in relief on raised rectangular tablet below, linear border. RSC 23a. Cf. Sydenham 64c (indented neck truncation, trapezoidal tablet). Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $2,000

74. Circa 215-214 BC. Silver didrachm (6.64 gm). Laureate head of Janus with shallow indentation at neck and straight sideburns, annulets partially visible at top of head, dotted border / Jupiter standing in quadriga driven by Victory right, wielding thunderbolt and holding lotus-tipped scepter with large bulb, ROMA in relief in trapezoidal frame below, linear border. RRC 28/3. RSC 24. RCV 33. Lustrous. Extremely fine $1,750 Purchased privately from Numismatic Fine Arts ca. 1990.

75. Sicily, circa 214 BC. Silver didrachm (6.65 gm). Laureate head of Janus with curving indentation at neck and curving sideburns, two annulets at top of head, dotted border / Jupiter standing in quadriga driven by Victory right, wielding thunderbolt and holding scepter, ear of grain rightward below, ROMA in relief in quadrilateral frame thereunder, linear border. RRC 42/1. Sydenham 66. RSC 24a. Rare. Toned. A few weak areas. Otherwise nearly extremely fine $1,250

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76. Half-Quadrigatus. Circa 215-214 BC. Silver drachm (3.27 gm). Laureate head of Janus with sideburns, tops of annulets discernible in hair above, dotted border / Jupiter in galloping quadriga driven by Victory left, holding scepter forward and thunderbolt upward, ROMA in exergue, linear border. RCV 35. Grafitto ‘A’ in upper reverse field. A few minor marks on obverse. Dark tone. Good very fine $1,500

77. C. Minucius Augurinus. Circa 128 BC. Silver denarius (3.69 gm). Head of Roma in winged helmet right, wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace, [R]OMA behind, mark of value X below chin, dotted border / Segmented column with horizontal fluting tapering upward, surmounted by Aeolic capital supporting platform, togate figure standing half-left thereupon, grasping staff, bells depending on chains therefrom at each side, small recumbent lion foreparts facing outward at base, large free-standing grain ears therebehind, togate figure standing to right in left field, resting left foot on modius and holding loaves or cakes, veiled and togate figure standing to left in right field, holding lituus, C• A—VG above. RRC 242/1. Lightly toned. Good very fine $250

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78. P. Porcius Laeca. Circa 106 BC. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). Head of Roma right in winged helmet decorated with griffin crest, wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace, P• LÆCA behind, mark of value X below chin, dotted border / General standing half-left, wearing thorax (metal cuirass), raising right hand over togate man standing half-right, holding right hand palm upward, lictor with unbound fasces standing half-left behind general, holding one virga (rod) in right hand and two in left, PROVOCO in exergue. RRC 301/1. Nearly extremely fine $300

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80. Q. Minucius Thermus M. f. Circa 100 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Mars left in crested helmet with lateral plume, dotted border / Roman soldier, armed with long shield and sword, protecting comrade kneeling on ground from enemy combatant armed with round shield and sword, Q• THERM• MF in exergue (THE and MF in ligature). RRC 319/1. Nicely toned. Extremely fine $1,000

Ex Freeman & Sear Fixed Price List 7, Spring 2003, G190. The interesting reverse type alludes to the Roman legal principle of provocatio, a procedure by which citizens had the right to appeal to the people against abuses of power by magistrates. Probably an ancestor of the moneyer was responsible for a Lex Porcia extending this protection to citizens outside the city of Rome.

79. L. Aurelius Cotta. Circa 102 BC. Silver serrate denarius (3.91 gm). Draped bust of Vulcanus right, wearing conical cap bound with laurel crown, tongs behind, mark of value XVI in monogram thereabove, myrtlecrown frame within dotted border / Eagle standing halfright on thunderbolt, head reverted, control letter before, L• COT below, framed by laurel crown with berries, dotted border. RRC 314/1c. Well centered and nicely toned. Good very fine $300

81. M. Porcius Cato. Circa 89 BC. Silver denarius (3.92 gm). Draped bust of Roma right, thin band in hair visible on side, hair gathered in bun at back, ROMA (MA in ligature) behind and M• CATO (AT in ligature) below neck, dotted border / Victory enthroned right, holding patera in extended right hand and palm branch over left shoulder, ST under seat, VICTRIX (TR in ligature) in exergue, dotted border. RRC 343/1c. Scarce. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $400 Ex CNG 76/1, 12 September 2007, lot 1187.

Ex CNG 76/1, 12 September 2007, lot 1175.

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82. L. Marcius Censorinus. 82 BC. Silver denarius (4.19 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / L• CENSOR, Marsyas standing left, looking up, right hand raised over his head, wine-sack slung over left shoulder, column surmounted with statue behind. RCV 281. RSC 24. RRC 363/1d. Nearly mint state $750 F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4


83. M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Circa 67 BC. Silver denarius (3.91 gm). CESTIANVS, turreted bust of Cybele right, forepart of lion behind shoulder, globe below chin, bead and reel border / M• PLAETORIVS• AED• CVR• EX• S• C, curule chair, coiled snake in left field, bead and reel border. RCV 350. RSC 3. RRC 409/2. Good extremely fine $400 Ex Künker 174, 27 September 2010, lot 540.

86. L. Scribonius Libo. Circa 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). Head of Bonus Eventus right, wearing frontal diadem, BON• EVENT before, LIBO behind, dotted border / Ritual enclosure around pit caused by lightning strike, garlanded with laurel and decorated with two lyres and tongs at base, PVTEAL above top edge, SCRIBON underneath base, dotted border. RRC 416/1b. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely fine $500 Ex New York Sale XX, 7-8 January 2009, lot 375.

84. L. Furius Brocchus. Circa 63. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Draped bust of Ceres right, crowned with grain, ear of barley before, ear of grain behind, BROCCHI below, III—VIR across fields, dotted border / Curule chair on ground line between two fasces with affixed axes, L• FVRI - CN• F (V marked with apostrophe) in two lines above, dotted border. RRC 414/1. Extremely fine $400 What appears to be an accent shows that the name FVRI is a contracted form of FOVRI.

87. Circa 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.98 gm). Head of Bonus Eventus right, wearing frontal diadem, BON• EVENT before, LIBO behind, dotted border / Ritual enclosure around pit caused by lightning strike, garlanded with laurel and decorated with two lyres and anvil at base, PVTEAL above top edge, SCRIBON underneath base, dotted border. RRC 416/1c. Attractively toned. Extremely fine $450 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 14, 21 June 2007, lot 368.

85. L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.73 gm). PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA, diademed, veiled head of Concordia right / TE - R, Aemilius Paullus standing left, resting right hand against trophy, left hand on hip, before trophy, captive King Perseus and his two sons standing right. RCV 366. RSC 10. RRC 415/1. Light iridescent tone. Extremely fine $400

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88. Paullus Lepidus and Libo. 62 BC. Silver denarius (3.67 gm). Diademed, veiled head of Concordia right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS clockwise behind, CONCORD clockwise before, dotted border / Enclosure around pit, decorated with two lyres and garland formed from two laurel branches, hammer at base, PVTE—AL• SCRIBON clockwise above, LIBO in exergue, dotted border. RRC 417/1a. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine $300

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89. M. Aemilius Scaurus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. Silver denarius (4.07 gm). M SCAVR AED CVR, King Aretas kneeling right beside camel, offering olive branch, [E]X S C in fields, [RE]X ARETAS in exergue / [[P] HYPSAE AED CVR, Jupiter in fast quadriga left, holding reins in right hand, brandishing thunderbolt in left, scorpion below horses, CAPTV[M] in right field, C HYPSAE COS PREIVE[R] in exergue. RCV 379. RSC 8. RRC 422/1b. Nearly extremely fine $300

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92. Q. Cassius Longinus. Circa 55 BC. Silver denarius (4.01 gm). Head of Libertas right, wearing pendant earring and brooch in hair at back of head, two long strands of hair falling down beside and behind neck, LIBERT upward behind, Q• CASSIVS downward before, dotted border / Domed temple of Vesta with six columns visible, curule chair within, vessel to left, tabella of juror marked A C to right, dotted border. RRC 428/2. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine $500 Ex CNG Sale 47, 16 September 1998, lot 1284.

90. L. Marcius Philippus. 56 BC. Silver denarius (4.04 gm). ANCVS, diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind / PHILIPPVS, five-arch arcade of the Aqua Marcia, surmounted by equestrian statue right, flower below horse, A - Q - V - A MAR (MAR in monogram) within arches. RCV 382. RSC 28. RRC 425/1. Some obverse striking flatness. Otherwise good very fine $300

91. Faustus Cornelius Sulla. Circa 56 BC. Silver denarius (4.02 gm). Head of young Hercules right, wearing lionskin, paws tied at neck, S• C downward behind head above, FAVSTVS in monogram behind back of head, dotted border / Globe surrounded by four crowns, the uppermost (corona aurea) tied below and filleted, the rest (coronae triumphales) tied above and unadorned, aplustre below to left, ear of grain below to right, dotted border. RRC 426/4a. Scarce. Beautifully toned. Nearly extremely fine $1,000

93. Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). CN• PLANCI[VS] AED• CVR• S[• C], head of Macedonia (Diana Planciana?) right, wearing petasos, pendant earring, and necklace / Filleted quiver, bow, Cretan goat standing right. RCV 395. RSC 1. RRC 432/1. Nicely toned. Extremely fine $350

94. P. Fonteius Capito. Circa 54 BC. Silver denarius (3.75 gm). Diademed, veiled head of Concordia right, P• FONTEIVS CAPITO III — [VIR CO]NCORDIA around, dotted border / Villa Publica seen from front, open doors between columns of lower storey visible, T• DIDI• — IMP — VIL• PVB along three sides, dotted border. RRC 428/2b. Scarce. Light corrosion in upper obverse field. Otherwise good very fine $350 Ex Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 9, 16 July 2003, lot 472.

Ex CNA IX, 7 December 1989, lot 324.

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95. Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Q• POMPEI[VS• Q• F•] RVFVS, curule chair between arrow and laurel branch, COS on tablet below / SVLLA• COS, curule chair between lituus and wreath, Q• POMPEI• RVF on tablet below. RCV 400. RSC 5. RRC 434/2. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $250

98. C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa. 48 BC. Silver denarius (3.48 gm). PANSA, mask of bearded Pan right / [C• VIBI]VS• C• F• C• N IOVIS• AXVR, Jupiter Axurus seated left, holding patera in right hand, scepter in left. RCV 420. RSC 18. RRC 449/1a. Good very fine $300

96. C. Coelius Caldus. Circa 52 BC. Silver denarius (3.91 gm). Bare head of C. Coelius Caldus (Cos. 94) right, identifying legend C• COEL• CALDVS• downward before, COS below neck truncation, tabella for assembly trial on charge of perduellio marked L• D behind, dotted border / Head of Sol right, oval and round shields behind and before neck, S above former, CALDVS• IIIVIR before face. RRC 437/1b. Toned. Very fine $500

99. T. Carisius. 46 BC. Silver denarius (3.78 gm). Winged bust of Victory right, wearing beaded pendant earring and beaded necklace, S• C behind / T• CAR[ISI], Victory in fast quadriga right, holding goad in raised right hand, reins in left. RCV 450. RSC 3. RRC 464/5. Slightly off center. Otherwise nearly extremely fine $250

Ex CNG Sale 47, 16 September 1998, lot 1296. Undoubtedly the S stands not for S(ol), as Crawford supposed, for he is unambiguously identified by his radiate crown, but for S(alluvii), the tribe Caldus defeated in Gaul, as Hollstein suggested.

97. Cn. Nerius. 49 BC. Silver denarius (3.84 gm). Head of Saturn right, falx (scythe) behind, NERI• Q VRB (NE and VR in ligature) before, dotted border / Legionary eagle between manipular standards of H(astati) and P(rincipes), L LEN[T] (NT in ligature) upward on left, C• MARC (MA in ligature) upward on right, CO—S between, radiate border. RRC 441/1. CRI 2. Beautiful iridescent tone. Struck in high relief. Extremely fine $400

100. ROMAN REPUBLIC. Lot of four silver denarii. (1) L. Thorius Balbus (ca. 105 BC). Head of Lanuvian Juno right, wearing goat-skin / Bull charging right. RSC 1. RRC 316/1. (2) L. Hostilius Saserna (ca. 48 BC). Head of Gallia right, hair disheveled / Diana of Ephesus facing. RSC 4. RRC 448/3. (3) C. Vibius Pansa (ca. 48 BC). Mask of Pan right / Jupiter Axurus seated left. RSC 18. RRC 449/1a. (4) C. Clodius Vestalis (ca. 41 BC). Draped bust of Flora right, wearing wreath of flowers and earring / Vestal Claudia Quinta seated left, holding cymbium. RSC 13. RRC 512/2. The 2nd with banker’s mark and light scratches on obverse; the 3rd with deep banker’s mark in left obverse field; the last with some flatness. Most toned. Very fine to good very fine. 4 coins in lot. $550

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101. ROMAN REPUBLIC-IMPERATORIAL. Lot of four silver denarii. (1) L. Manlius Torquatus (ca. 113-112 BC). Helmeted head of Roma right / Warrior galloping left. RSC 2. RRC 295/1. (2) L. Thorius Balbus (ca. 105 BC). Head of Lanuvian Juno right, wearing goat-skin / Bull charging right. RSC 1. RRC 316/1. (3) L. Procilius (ca. 80 BC). Laureate head of Jupiter right / Juno Sospita advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield, serpent before. RSC 1. RRC 379/1. (4) Octavian (30-29 BC). Laureate head right / Heroic statue atop rostral column. RSC 124. RIC 271. The first with shallow cut affecting horse and rider; the third with flan crack; the last somewhat off center and porous. Some toned. Good very fine. 4 coins in lot. $450

103. R O M AN I M PE R ATO R IAL . Cn. Pompeius Magnus (†48 BC). Massilia, 44-Apr. 43 BC, for Sex. Pompeius by Q. Nasidius. Silver denarius (3.94 gm). Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus right, trident upward before, dolphin swimming right below, NEPTVNI downward behind, dotted border / Ship under oar and sail to right, six-pointed star in upper left field, [Q] NASIDIVS below, dotted border. RRC 483/2. CRI 235. Possessing a bold portrait and beautifully toned. Some striking flatness. Otherwise extremely fine $5,000

104. Julius Caesar (†Eid. Mar. 44 BC). Gallia Transalpina, springsummer 49. Silver denarius (4.07 gm). Elephant with large ear, long tusk, and striated legs, tail and trunk walking right on ground line, raising trunk into air, serpentine creature rising from ground before, CAESAR in exergue, dotted border / Pontifical emblems: simpulum, sprinkler, securis terminating in lupine head, apex, dotted border. RRC 443/1. CRI 9. Extremely fine $1,250

102. ROMAN REPUBLIC-EMPIRE. Lot of three silver denarii. (1) L. Scribonius Libo (ca. 62 BC). Diademed head of Bonus Eventus right / Puteal Scribonia, hammer at base. RSC 8a. RRC 416/1a. (2) L. Marcius Philippus (ca. 56 BC). Diademed head of King Ancus Marcius / Aqua Marcia surmounted by equestrian statue right. RSC 28. RRC 425/1. (3) Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 4. Laureate head of Augustus right / Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing facing, shields and spears between, simpulum and lituus above. RSC 43. RIC 207. A nice lot. The last with shallow banker’s mark on obverse. Mostly very fine. 3 coins in lot. $500 24

105. Silver denarius (3.37 gm). North Africa, 47-46 BC. Diademed head of Venus right, wearing necklace / CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, holding Palladium in right hand, carrying Anchises on left shoulder. RCV 1402. RSC 12. RRC 458/1. Several light surface marks. Toned. Good very fine $450

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106. Silver denarius (4.05 gm). Spain, 46-45 BC. Diademed head of Venus right, wearing pendant earring and beaded pendant necklace, small Cupid behind shoulder / CAESAR, trophy between female captive seated left and male captive seated right. RCV 1404. RSC 13. RRC 468/1. Lightly toned. Good very fine $500

107. Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Spain, late 46-early 45 BC. Diademed bust of Venus left, wearing earring, stellate brooch in hair behind head, and slight drapery, Cupid on far shoulder, lituus before, dotted border / Trophy of Gallic arms on tree stump, cuirass of chain mail, torque, and horned helmet in center, carnyx and javelin on each side, oval shield in right hand and oblong shield in left, naked male captive on ground to left, kneeling on one knee, hands bound behind back, female captive seated on ground to right in attitude of dejection, CAESAR in exergue. RRC 468/2. CRI 59. Rare. Toned. Good very fine $1,500

108. Silver denarius (3.83 gm). Feb.-Mar. 44 BC, by L. Aemilius Buca. Head of Caesar right, wearing corona aurea, CAESAR• DICT downward before, PERPETVO upward behind, dotted border / Fasces and winged caduceus in saltire, axe below, globe above, clasped hands to left, L• BVCA upward to right. RRC 480/6. CRI 103. Good very fine $6,000 Ex NFA Athena Fund (Sotheby’s, 28 October 1993, lot 1407).

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109. Silver denarius (4.09 gm). March-April 44, by M. Mettius. CAESAR IMPER, head of Caesar right in corona aurea, dotted border / M• METTIVS, Venus Victrix standing half-left, extending palm of right hand to support alighting Victory, grasping transverse scepter with left hand and leaning left forearm on shield set on globe, control letter D in lower left field. RRC 480/17. CRI 101. Attractive iridescent toning. Good very fine $4,000 Ex Malter Auction Sale 4, 1 June 2008, lot 46.

110. L. Livineius Regulus. 42 BC. Silver denarius (3.83 gm). REGVLVS •PR•, bare head of the praetor L. Livineius Regulus right / [L] LIVINEIVS REGVLVS, curule chair flanked by three fasces on each side. RCV 487. RSC 10. RRC 494/27. Banker’s mark on neck of portrait. Otherwise nicely toned and nearly extremely fine $450 Ex Classical Numismatic Group 75, 23 May 2007, lot 935.

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111. 42 BC. Silver denarius (3.76 gm). Bare head of L. Livineius Regulus right, dotted border / Filled modius with two medial bands standing on three legs, grain ear on leafy stalk on each side, L• LIVINEIVS above, REGVLVS in exergue. RRC 494/29. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $400 Ex Künker 133, 11 October 2007, lot 8408.

112. L. Mussidius Longus. Circa 42 BC. Silver denarius (3.96 gm). CONCORDIA, diademed, veiled bust of Concordia right, wearing hoop earring, crescent below chin / L• MVSSIDIVS• LONGVS, circular shrine of Venus Cloacina, inscribed CLOACIN, surmounted by two statues of the goddess. RCV 494. RSC 6a. RRC 494/42c. Extremely fine with a beautiful iridescent tone $600

113. Mark Antony (†30 BC). Silver denarius (3.59 gm). Patrae(?), 32-31 BC. ANT AVG III VIR R P C, praetorian galley right / CHORTIS• SPECVLATORVM, three standards, each adorned with two wreaths and model of prow. RCV 1484. RSC 6. RRC 544/12. Rare. Toned. Very fine $750

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114. Mark Antony and Octavian. Silver denarius (3.95 gm). Ephesus, 41 BC. By M. Barbatus. M• ANT• IMP• AVG• III VIR• R• P• C• M• BARBAT• Q• P (MP and AV in monogram), bare head right of Antony / CAESAR• IMP• PONT• III• VIR• R• P• C, bare head right of Octavian. RCV 1504. RSC 8. RRC 517/2. Lightly toned. Nearly extremely fine $850 Ex Classical Numismatic Group 47, 16 September 1998, lot 1346.

115. Mark Antony and Octavia. Silver cistophorus (11.83 gm). Ephesus, 39 BC. M• ANTONIVS• IMP• COS• DESIG• ITER• ET• TERT, head of Antony right, wreathed in ivy, lituus below, all within ivy wreath / III• VIR• R• P• [C], draped bust of Octavia right above cista mystica flanked by two snakes, their tails entwined below. RCV 1512. RSC 2. RPC 2201. Extremely fine. Lightly toned $2,500 Ex Malter XLVII, 4 February 1992, lot 278.

116. Octavian and Divus Julius Caesar. Bronze dupondius (18.76 gm). Vienna in Gaul, circa 36 BC. IMP CAESAR DIVI F DIVI IVLI, back to back bare heads of Caesar left and Octavian right / C• I• V, prow of quinquireme right. RPC I 517. SNG Copenhagen 703-704. Olive green and brown patina. Good very fine $2,500

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117. Octavian (†AD 14). Silver denarius (3.70 gm). Italy, 42 BC. CAESAR III VIR· R· P· C, bare head of Octavian right / CAESAR DIC· PER (AR in monogram) inscribed on curule chair surmounted by wreath. RCV 1536 (this coin illustrated). RSC 55. RRC 497/2a. CNR V 386/7 (this coin). Struck on a large flan. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $1,500

120. Silver denarius (3.93 gm). Rome(?), 32-31 BC. Bare head of Octavian left / CAESAR DIVI· F, Venus standing right, seen from behind, holding helmet in right hand, resting left elbow on column, shield at base of column. Cf. RCV 1547 (obverse portrait right). RSC 63. RIC 250b. Lightly toned. Good very fine $700

Ex Hunt Collection (Sotheby’s, 19-21 June 1991, lot 668); Münzen und Medaillen XVII, 1957, lot 343.

118. Silver denarius (3.79 gm). Italy, 41 BC. CAESAR· III· VIR· R· P· C, bare head of Octavian right / POPVL· IVSSV, equestrian statue of Octavian galloping left, right hand raised. RCV 1540. RSC 227. RRC 518/2. Reverse slightly off center. Toned. Good very fine $800

121. Silver denarius (3.91 gm). Rome(?), 32-31 BC. Diademed head of Venus right, wearing necklace of pendant beads / CAESAR DIVI· F, Octavian, in military attire, standing left, right hand outstretched, holding transverse spear in left. RCV 1548. RSC 70. RIC 251. Banker’s mark on cheek of Venus. Lightly toned. Good very fine $700 Ex Numismatica Ars Classica C, 12 March 1993, lot 1662.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Sale 57, 28 March 2001, lot 983.

119. Silver denarius (3.71 gm). Rome, 40 BC. By Ti. Sempronius Gracchus. DIVI IVLI [F], bare head of slightly bearded Octavian right / Signum, aquila, aratrum, and decempeda; [TI· SEMPRON above], GRACCVS below, Q· D[ESIG] up left, III· VI[R] up right, signum, aquila, aratrum, and decempeda. CRI 326. RRC 525/2. RSC 523. Areas of striking flatness. Toned. Otherwise good very fine $600

122. Silver denarius (3.88 gm). Rome(?), 32-31 BC. Diademed head of Pax right, cornucopiae behind, olive branch before / CAESAR DIVI· F, Octavian, in military attire, walking right, right arm raised, spear over left shoulder. RCV 1549. RSC 72. RIC 253. Light graffito before head of Pax. Lightly toned. Good very fine $750

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Sale 57, 28 March 2001, lot 986.

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123. Silver denarius (3.82 gm). Rome(?), 31-30 BC. Bare head of Octavian left / CAESAR DIVI· F, Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, palm over left shoulder. RCV 1552. RSC 64. RIC 254b. N graffito behind portrait. Otherwise lustrous extremely fine $1,500

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126. Silver denarius (3.57 gm). Rome(?), 30 BC. IMP CAESAR, Octavian in triumphal quadriga right, holding branch in outstretched right hand / Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, palm over left shoulder. RCV 1555, RSC 115, RIC 264 (sides reversed). Beautifully toned. Good very fine $700 Ex Malter XLV, 28-29 May 1991, lot 255; Glendining’s, October 1975, lot 18.

124. Silver denarius (3.73 gm). Rome(?), 31-30 BC. Winged bust of Victory right / CAESAR DIVI· [F], Octavian as Neptune standing left, right foot on globe, holding apluster in right hand, scepter in left. RCV 1553. RSC 60. RIC 256. Slightly off center. Toned. Good very fine $700

125. Silver denarius (3.67 gm). Rome(?), 30 BC. CAESAR DIVI F, Octavian in triumphal quadriga right, holding branch in outstretched right hand / Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, palm over left shoulder. Cf. RCV 1555 (reverse legend), RSC 75, RIC 263 (R4) (sides reversed). Among the rarest varieties of Octavian’s coinage. The obverse apparently known from a single die. Some metal disturbance in left obverse field. Otherwise very fine $750

127. Silver denarius (3.88 gm). Rome(?), 30 BC. IMP CAESAR, Octavian in triumphal quadriga right, holding branch in outstretched right hand / Victory standing right on prow of galley, holding wreath in outstretched right hand, palm over left shoulder. RCV 1555, RSC 115, RIC 264 (sides reversed). Two banker’s marks in left obverse field. Otherwise good very fine $600

128. Silver denarius (3.66 gm). Rome(?), 30-29 BC. Bare head of Octavian right / IMP CAESAR, trophy facing on prow right, crossed rudder and anchor at base. RCV 1556. RSC 119. RIC 265a. Dark toning. Good very fine $850 Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Fall 1990 Mail Bid Sale, 18 October 1990, lot 1975; Numismatic Fine Arts Fixed Price List 17, 1980, lot 91.

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129. Silver denarius (3.82 gm) Rome(?), 30-29 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / IMP CAESAR, veiled Octavian, plowing with yoke of oxen right, holding whip in left hand, reins in right. RCV 1560. RSC 117. RIC 271. Banker’s mark at base of neck. Nicely toned. Good very fine $800

132. Silver denarius (3.70 gm). Rome(?), 30-29 BC. Laureate head of Octavian right / IMP CAESAR, heroic statue of Octavian facing, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left, atop rostral column adorned with anchors and beaks of galleys. RCV 1559. RSC 124. RIC 271. A beaufiful specimen with a powerful portrait of Octavian. Nearly extremely fine $1,500 Purchased privately from Numismatic Fine Arts in 1993.

130. Silver denarius (4.09 gm). Rome(?), 30-29 BC. Bare head of Octavian right / IMP CAESAR on architrave of Actian arch adorned with bas-relief and surmounted by large statue of Octavian in triumphal quadriga facing. RCV 1558. RSC 123. RIC 267. Light iridescent toning. Nearly extremely fine $750 Ex Ponterio 47, 9 March 1991, lot 1437.

133. Silver denarius (3.78 gm). Rome (?), 28 BC. CAESAR COS· VI, bare head of Octavian right, lituus behind / AEGYPTO CAPTA, crocodile standing right on groundline. Cf. RCV 1564 (obverse portrait left). RSC 2, RIC 275a. Rare. Banker’s mark before face of Augustus. A few light scratches. Otherwise very fine $1,750 Purchased privately from Manton & Associates, London, 10 November 1993.

131. Silver denarius (3.74 gm). Rome(?), 30-29 BC. Bare head of Octavian right / IMP CAES[AR] on architrave of Curia Julia, its porch supported by four short columns, statue of Victory on globe atop apex of roof, statues of standing figures, each holding spear and parazonium, at either end, pediment adorned with bas-relief. RCV 1557. RSC 122. RIC 266. A few minor surface marks and a little flatness. Otherwise very fine $600

134. R O MAN E M PI R E. Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). Silver denarius (3.83 gm). Rome, 19 BC. By Petronius Turpilianus. [P P]ETRON TVR - PILIA - N· III· VIR, head of Liber right, wreathed in ivy / AVGVSTVS CAESAR, Augustus in biga of elephants left, holding palm in right hand. RSC 479. RIC 282. CBN 113. Vertical banker’s mark on cheek of Liber. A few minor marks on reverse. Toned. Very fine $650 Ex Numismatica Ars Classica C, 12 March 1993, lot 1666.

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135. Silver denarius (3.97 gm). Rome, 19 BC. By Petronius Turpilianus. TVRPILIANVS III· VIR, head of Liber right, wreathed in ivy / CAESAR AV - GVSTVS SIGN RECE, Parthian kneeling right, offering standard with vexillum. RSC 485. RIC 287. CBN 118. An attractive example with nice tone. A few minor deposits. Otherwise extremely fine $1,250 Ex Leu 17, 1977, Nicolas, 54.

138. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm (12.09 gm). Pergamum, 19-18 BC. IMP• IX• TR• PO• V, bare head of Augustus right / MARTI• VLTO, domed tetrastyle temple of Mars Ultor, standard within. RCV 1589. RPC 2220. RSC 202. RIC 507. Sutherland Group VII. CNR V 648/1 = 648/4 = 658 (probably all this coin?). Toned. A few flan flaws, otherwise good very fine $1,500 Ex Classical Numismatic Group 47, 16 September 1998, lot 1382.

139. Silver denarius (3.78 gm). Colonia Patricia, 18 BC. CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head of Augustus right / MAR VLT, domed, hexastyle temple of Mars Ultor, aquila flanked by two standards within. RCV 1623. RSC 190. RIC 105a. Toned. Good very fine $800 136. Silver denarius (3.87 gm). Rome, circa 19-14 BC. By Petronius Turpilianus. TVRPILIANVS III· VIR, head of Liber right, wreathed in ivy / CAESAR DIVI F ARME CAPT, Armenia kneeling right, hands held out in supplication. RSC 488. RIC 290. BMCRE 18. Very rare. Slight surface roughness. Otherwise good very fine $2,000 Ex Numismatica Ars Classica C, 12 March 1993, lot 1668.

140. Silver denarius (3.68 gm). Colonia Patricia, 18 BC. CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head of Augustus left / S P Q R, domed, tetrastyle temple of Mars Ultor, triumphal car within surmounted by four miniature horses and containing aquila. Cf. Sear 1635 (obverse portrait right). RSC 281. RIC 117. Inobtrusive banker’s mark before mouth of Augustus. Minor reverse flan flaw. Very fine/nearly very fine $500 Ex Ponterio 47, 9 March 1991, lot 1426.

137. Silver denarius (3.65 gm). Colonia Patricia or Nemausus, 19-18 BC. Laureate head of Augustus right / CAESAR AVGVSTVS S P Q R, shield inscribed CL V flanked by two laurel branches. RCV 1602. RSC 51. Cf. RIC 52a (aureus). Very fine $400 30

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141. Silver denarius (3.80 gm). Colonia Patricia, 18 BC. S· P· Q· R· PARENT CONS SVO, aquila, consular toga over tunic, wreath / CAESARI AVGVSTO, empty triumphal quadriga right, surmounted by four miniature horses galloping right. RCV 1604. RSC 78. RIC 99. Banker’s mark below obverse legend. Attractively toned. Nearly extremely fine $900

144. Copper as (10.95 gm). Rome, 15 BC. By Gn. Piso, Gn.f. CAESAR A[VGVSTVS] TRIBVNIC· POTEST, bare head of Augustus right / CN· PISO· CN· F· III· VIR· A· A· A· F· F around large S· C. RCV 1681. RIC 382. CBN 448. Green and earthen patina. Good very fine $350

Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions XV, 5 June 1991, lot 484.

142. Silver denarius (4.00 gm). Rome, 16 BC. By L. Mescinius Rufus. Laureate head of Augustus right / L MESCINI - VS RVFVS, statue of Mars standing left, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left, on pedestal inscribed S· P· Q· R / V· PR· RE / CAES in three lines. RCV 1616. RSC 463a. RIC 351. Possessing a beautiful portrait. Graffiti in right reverse field. Toned. Good very fine $800

145. Divus Augustus (†AD 14). Orichalcum dupondius (16.40 gm). Rome, AD 37-41. Issued by Caligula. DIVVS• AVGVSTVS, radiate head of Augustus left, S C in fields / CONSENSV• SENAT• ET• EQ• ORDIN• P• Q• R, Augustus (Caligula?) seated left on curule chair, holding branch in right hand. RCV 1811. RIC (Gaius) 56. CBN 134. Dark reddish brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $950

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 50, 23 June 1999, lot 1402.

143. Silver denarius (3.97 gm). Rome, 12 BC. By L. Caninius Gallus. AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right / L· CANINIVS GALLVS· III· VIR, bearded, cloaked barbarian kneeling right, offering vexillum with both hands. RCV 1615. RSC 383. RIC 416. Banker’s mark on neck of Augustus. Otherwise nearly extremely fine $800 Ex Seaby/Classical Numismatic Group, 5 October 1991, lot 261. F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4

146. Agrippa (†12 BC). Copper as (11.15 gm). Rome, AD 37-41. Issued by Caligula. M• AGRIPPA• L• F• COS• III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown / S - C divided by Neptune standing left, holding dolphin left in right hand, trident in left. RCV 1812. RIC (Gaius) 58. CBN 77. Green brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $700 Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1504.

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147. Caligula (AD 37-41). Copper quadrans (2.78 gm). Rome, AD 40. C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG around large S - C divided by pileus / PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT around large R C C. RCV 1804. RIC 52. CBN 109. Tiber patina. Extremely fine $200

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150. Nero (AD 54-68). Gold aureus (7.35 gm). Rome, AD 65-66. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Nero right / ROMA (in exergue), Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory in right hand, parazonium in left. RCV 1931. Calicó 439b. RIC 54. Lustrous. Good extremely fine $15,000 Purchased privately from Numismatic Fine Arts circa 1988.

148. Claudius (AD 41-54). Silver cistophoric tetradrachm (11.34 gm). Ephesus, AD 41-42. TI• CLAVD CAES•AVG, bare head of Claudius left / [D]IAN EPHE, tetrastyle temple of Diana at Ephesus, cult statue of Diana within. RCV 1839. RPC 2222. RSC 30. RIC 118. Nicely toned. Good very fine $2,750 Ex Stacks, 7-8 December 1989, lot 3274.

149. Copper as (10.55 gm). Rome, AD 42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head of Claudius left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileum in right hand, extending left, S - C in fields. RCV 1860. RIC 113. An impressive example. Well centered and with glossy dark brown patina. Extremely fine $2,500

151. Orichalcum sestertius (26.72 gm). Lugdunum, circa AD 65. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero right / ROMA (in exergue), Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory in outstretched right hand, resting left on parazonium, S - C in fields. Cf. RCV 1961 (obverse legend, portrait left). RIC 442. With a beautiful deep green patina. Good very fine $3,000

152. Galba (AD 68-69). Silver denarius (3.48 gm). Rome, AD 68. IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right of Galba / S P Q R / OB / C S in three lines within oak wreath. RCV 2109. RSC 287. RIC 167. Beautifully toned. Extremely fine $5,500 Ex CK Collection (Triton XIV, 4 January 2011, lot 662); Classical Numismatic Group 60, 22 May 2002, lot 1551.

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153. Orichalcum sestertius (24.48 gm). SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P, laureate head of Galba right / S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines within oak wreath. RIC 407. CBN 212. Kraay, “The Aes Coinage of Galba,” ANSNNM 133, 124 (A5/P15). Dark brown patina. Hairline flan crack. Good very fine $2,000 Ex Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 50, 23 June 1999, lot 63).

154. Otho (January-April AD 69). Silver denarius (2.90 gm). Rome. IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head of Otho right / PONT MAX, Vesta seated left, holding patera in right hand, scepter in left. RCV 2161. RSC 7. RIC 24. Rare. A beautiful example. Extremely fine $8,000 Purchased privately from Numismatic Fine Arts circa 1990.

155. Vespasian (AD 69–79). Silver denarius (3.27 gm). Ephesus, AD 71. [IMP C]AESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head of Vespasian right / AVG EPHE (PHE in ligature) within wreath. RIC 1427. RPC 829. Boldly struck and lightly toned. Extremely fine $850

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156. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). Ephesus, AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head of Vespasian right / LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, confronted heads of Titus on left and Domitian on right, EPHE (PHE in ligature) between. RIC 1429. RPC 831. A beautiful example of this dynastic denarius unfettered by the usual surface roughness. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $6,000 Ex Gorny & Mosch 133, 11 October 2004, lot 434.

157. Silver denarius (3.32 gm). Ephesus, AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head of Vespasian left / LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus and Domitian, veiled and togate, standing slightly left, each holding patera in right hand, E[PHE] in exergue. RCV 2401. RSC 250. RIC 1430. Nearly extremely fine/good very fine $750 Ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 120, 10 August 2005, lot 96.

158. Orichalcum sestertius (23.98 gm). Rome, AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head of Vespasian right / IVDAEA CAPTA, Bound Jewish captive standing right, palm tree before, captive Judaea seated right, in mourning, at base of tree, arms all around, S C in exergue. RCV 2325. RIC 424. Dark brown and green patina. Some smoothing. Pitting on reverse. Otherwise good very fine $500 33


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159. Orichalcum sestertius (25.61 gm). Rome, AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head of Vespasian right / IVDAEA CAPTA, Vespasian in military attire standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left, palm tree before, captive Judaea seated right, in mourning, at base of tree, S C in exergue. RCV 2327. RIC 427. Brown patina. A few flan flaws in right obverse field. Otherwise very fine $1,000

160. Orichalcum sestertius (24.76 gm). Rome, AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head of Vespasian right / VIC - [T] - ORIA AVGVSTI, Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing shield propped against palm tree before, captive Judaea seated right at base of tree, S C in exergue. RCV 2344. RIC 467. Glossy brown patina. Rough surfaces. Very fine/good very fine $500

161. Nerva (AD 96–98). Silver denarius (3.63 gm). Rome, September–December AD 96. IMP NERVA CAES AVGP M TR P COS II P P, laureate head of Nerva right / SALVS PVBLICA, Salus seated left, holding grain ears. RSC 132. RIC 9. Attractive extremely fine $800 34

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162. Orichalcum sestertius (25.74 gm). Rome, AD 96-97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG [P M TR P COS II(I?) P P], laureate head of Nerva right / FISCI IVDAICI [COLV]MNIA SVBLATA, palm tree dividing S - C. RCV 3044. RIC 58, 82. Very rare. “Tiber” patina. Obverse scratched and with surface corrosion. Otherwise fine/very fine $1,000

163. Trajan (AD 98–117). Silver denarius (3.37 gm). Rome, AD 103–111. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head of Trajan right / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC around, DANVVIVS in exergue, Danube reclining left on rock, head right, right hand resting on boat, drapery billowing above head. RCV 338. RSC 136. RIC 100. Toned. Extremely fine $1,500

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164. Orichalcum sestertius (28.05 gm). Rome, AD 99. IMP CAES NERVA TRAIA - N AVG GERM P M, laureate head of Trajan right / TR POT COS II P P, Concordia seated left, holding patera in outstretched right hand over lighted, garlanded altar, double cornucopiae in left, S C in exergue. Cf. RCV 3213 (obverse portrait). RIC 399. Olive green patina with some red on cheek of portrait. Lightly smoothed in fields. Otherwise extremely fine $2,000

167. Hadrian (AD 117-138). Silver denarius (3.61 gm). Rome, circa 119-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust of Hadrian right, far shoulder draped / P M TR P C — OS III, veiled Pietas standing right, raising arms. RSC 1116. RIC 97. Good extremely fine and with a lovely portrait $800 Ex Triton XIV, 4 January 2011, lot 711.

Ex A. Lynn Collection; Ponterio 119 (5-6 April 2002), lot 641.

165. Copper quadrans (2.81 gm). Rome, AD 101. IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, diademed bust of bearded Hercules right, lion-skin round neck / Boar walking right, S C in exergue. RCV 3248. RIC 702 . Dark green patina. Nearly extremely fine $500

168. Aelius as Caesar (AD 136138). Silver denarius (3.14 gm). Rome, AD 137. L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head of Aelius right / TR POT COS II, Concordia seated left, feet on ground (no footstool), holding patera in outstretched right hand and resting left elbow on cornucopiae, CONCORD in exergue. BMCRE 982. Cohen 1 var. Cf. RIC (Hadrian) 436. Attractively toned. Extremely fine $1,000 Ex Hirsch 208, 17-19 February 2000, lot 2135.

166. Silver hemidrachm (1.43 gm). Cyrenaica, December AD 101–December AD 102. AYT ΚΑΙΣ NEP TPAIAN ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, laureate head of Trajan right / ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ • I, head of Zeus Ammon right. Sydenham, Caesarea 178. Extremely fine $800

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169. Antoninus Pius (AD 138-161). Bronze drachm (21.81 gm, 34 mm). Roman Egypt, Alexandria, AD 144/5. AVT• K• T• ΑΙΛ• Α∆Ρ• ΑΝΤWΝΙΝΟC• CEB• EVC•, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of bearded Antoninus Pius right, seen obliquely from behind / Lion bounding right, draped bust of Helios and star above, date L H below. Emmett 1530. Cf. Milne 1816 (legend). Brown patina. Very fine or slightly better $1,500 35


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170. Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161–175). Silver denarius (3.35 gm). Rome. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina Junior right / IVNONI REGINA, Juno standing half-left, holding patera in right hand and resting left hand on scepter, peacock at feet. RCV 5256. RSC 139a. RIC 696. Lightly toned. Nearly mint state $1,000

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173. Julia Domna, mother of Caracalla (AD 198–217). Silver antoninianus (4.93 gm). Rome, AD 216. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, diademed and draped bust of Julia Domna right on crescent / VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and resting left on scepter. RCV 7098. RSC 211. RIC 388a. Extremely fine $300 Ex A. Lynn Collection.

171. Septimius Severus (AD 193-211). Silver denarius (3.75 gm). Rome, AD 201. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius Severus right / IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia Domna right. RSC 3. RIC 273. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $2,000

172. Silver tetradrachm (13.13 gm). Laodicea ad Mare, AD 207–208. AYT KAI CEOYHROC C—E, laureate bust of Septimius Severus right, paludamentum on shoulders / ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC Γ, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, star between legs. Prieur 1140. With a wonderful portrait. Extremely fine $1,500

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174. Caracalla (AD 198–217). Silver tetradrachm (12.33 gm). Hierapolis, AD 213–217. AYT K M A ANTΩNEINOC—CEB, radiate bust of Carcalla right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum / ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ ∆, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head right, wreath in beak, lion walking right between legs. Prieur 932. Extremely fine $1,250

175. Silver tetradrachm (13.94 gm). Tyre, AD 209–212. AYT KAI ANTΩNINOC CE, laureate head of Carcalla right / ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Γ, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs. Prieur 1535. Extremely fine $1,250

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176. Geta (AD 209–212). Silver tetradrachm (14.21 gm). Tyre, AD 209–212. AYT KAI ΓETAC CEB, laureate bust of Geta right, wearing paludamentum / ∆ΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Β, eagle with spread wings standing facing, head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs. Prieur 1541. Extremely fine $1,250

177. Diadumenian as Caesar (AD 217–218). Silver denarius (3.29 gm). Rome. M OPEL DIADVMENIANVS CAES, bare-headed bust of Diadumenian right, wearing paludamentum / PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diademenian standing half-left in military attire, holding baton in right hand and scepter in left, two standards to right. RIC 107. Extremely fine $1,000

178. Philip I (AD 244-249). Orichalcum sestertius (18.87 gm). Rome, AD 246. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of bearded Philip I right / P M TR P III COS P P, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding long caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left, S - C in fields. RCV 9004. Cf. RIC 149a (reverse legend misprinted COS II). Brown patina. Nearly extremely fine and a lovely example $500 F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4

179. Orichalcum sestertius (19.24 gm). Rome, AD 245-247. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I right / AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left, S - C in fields. RCV 8987. RIC 166a. Light brown patina. Nearly extremely fine/very fine $400

180. Otacilia Severa (wife of Philip I). Orichalcum sestertius (17.32 gm). Rome, AD 248. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed, draped bust of Otacilia Severa right / SAECVLARES AVGG, hippopotamus standing right, S C in exergue. RCV 9170. RIC 200a. Light brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $750

181. Trajan Decius (AD 249-251). Orichalcum sestertius (19.81 gm). Rome, AD 250-251. IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius right / GENIVS EXERCITUS ILLYRICIANI, Genius of the army of Illyricum standing left, holding patera in outstretched right hand, cornucopiae in left, standard behind, S - C in fields. Cf. RCV 9404, RIC 117b (obverse legend). Light brown patina. Good very fine $500

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182. Diocletian (AD 284-305). Gold aureus (5.31 gm). Cyzicus, AD 286-287. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Diocletian right / IOVI CO - NSER - VATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left, S C followed by star in exergue. RCV 12540. Calicó 4500. RIC 297. Scuff in lower left reverse field. Otherwise extremely fine $10,000

183. Silver argenteus (2.95 gm). Ticinum, circa AD 294. DIOCLETI—ANVS AVG, laureate head of Diocletian right / VICTORIA SARMAT, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure. RSC 488d. RIC 16a. Good extremely fine $1,000

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184. Silver argenteus (2.76 gm). Ticinum, circa AD 295. DIOCLETI — ANVS AVG, laureate head of Diocletian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure, pellet at top of archway. RSC 516†d. RCV 12617. RIC 18a. Well-struck and lustrous. Good extremely fine $1,250

185. Silver argenteus (2.83 gm). Rome, circa AD 294. DIOCLET—IANVS AVG, laureate head of Diocletian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure. RIC 27a. Good extremely fine $1,000

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186. Silver argenteus (3.32 gm). Nicomedia, circa AD 295–296. DIOCLETIA—NVS AVG, laureate head of Diocletian right / VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, camp gate with four turrets, doors open, star above arch, SMNΓ in exergue. RSC 492b. RIC 25a. Extremely fine $900

189. Silver argenteus (3.24 gm). Serdica, circa AD 303/4–305. MAXIMIA—NVS AVG, laureate head of Maximian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted campgate, open arch, no door, SM• SDE in exergue. RSC 627a. RIC 1b. Rare. Extremely fine $1,250

190. Silver argenteus (3.23 gm). Serdica, circa AD 303-305. MAXIMIA — NVS AVG, laureate head of Maximian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted camp gate, open arch, no door, •SM• SDE in exergue. RSC 627a. RCV 13099. RIC 1b. Rare. Nearly mint state $1,500 187. Maximian (AD 286–305). Silver argenteus (3.38 gm). Rome, circa AD 295–297. MAXIMIA—NVS AVG, laureate head of Maximian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure, Γ in exergue. RSC 622g. RIC 40b. Good extremely fine $1,000

188. Silver argenteus (3.25 gm). Rome, circa AD 295–297. MAXIMIA—NVS AVG, laureate head of Maximian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure, ∆ in exergue. RSC 622g. RIC 40b. Extremely fine $800

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191. Silver argenteus (3.41 gm). Serdica, circa AD 303-305. MAXIMIA — NVS NOB C, laureate head of Maximian right / VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted camp gate, open arch, no door, •SM• SDΓ• in exergue. RSC —. RCV —. RIC 2B. Struck in high relief. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $1,500

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192. Constantius I Chlorus as Caesar (AD 293–305). Silver argenteus (2.58 gm). Rome, circa AD 294. CONSTAN—TIVS CAES, laureate head of Constantius I right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure. RSC 314†a. RIC 29a. Extremely fine $600

193. Silver argenteus (2.74 gm). Rome, circa AD 295-297. CONSTAN — TIVS CAES, laureate head of Constantius I right / VICTORI — A SARMAT, tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before sixturreted enclosure, mint mark Z in exergue. RCV 13950. RIC 38a. Cf. RSC 286†d (mint mark A). Nice iridescent tone. Good extremely fine $1,000

194. Billon follis (10.86 gm). Lugdunum, circa AD 301–303. CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantius I left, holding spear over far shoulder / GENIO POP—VLI ROMANI, Genius of the Roman People standing half-left, pouring libation over altar from patera held in right hand, left hand holding cornucopiae, A in right field, PLC in exergue. RIC 166a. Dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine $200

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195. Galerius as Caesar (AD 293-305). Silver argenteus (2.98 gm). MAXIMIA — NVS CAES, laureate head of Galerius right / VIRTVS MILITVM, tetrarchs sacrificing over altar before six-turreted enclosure. RSC 219a. RCV 14264. Cf. RIC 29b (MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES on obverse). Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $1,000

196. Maximinus II as Caesar (AD 305-308). Silver argenteus (3.22 gm). Serdica, AD 306-307. MAXIMIN — VS NOB C, laureate head of Maximinus II right / VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted camp gate with narrow, open arch, no door, mint mark • SM• SD∆• below. RSC 206. RCV 14711. RIC 22. Extremely rare. A few minor striking flaws on obverse, otherwise extremely fine $1,500

197. Allectus (AD 293-296). Billon antoninianus (4.49 gm). London, AD 294-295. IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust of Allectus right / PA - X AVG, Pax standing facing, holding olive branch in raised right hand, scepter in left, S - A in fields, ML in exergue. RCV 13818. RIC 28. Beautiful dark green patina. Possessing a lovely portrait of this ephemeral ruler. Extremely fine $2,000 Ex Classical Numismatic Group 40, 4 December 1996, lot 1730.

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198. Constantine I (AD 307–337). Silver miliarense (4.33 gm). Sirmium, circa AD 320. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, bare head of Constantine I right / CRISPVS ET CONSTANTINVS CC, confronted heads of Crispus on left and Constantine II on right, SIRM in exergue. RIC 14. Very rare. Extremely fine $7,500 Constantine’s two elder sons, along with Licinius’ son, were raised to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 317. This issue, usually of base silver, is dated “320-4” in RIC, although gold multiples struck in Sirmium and Antioch, assigned to the years 321 and 324, respectively, contain COSS II in the title, and the gold multiple struck in Nicomedia, assigned to 324, despite using a legend stopping with NOBB CAESS, nevertheless depicts their busts in consular robes; with no hint of the consulship on this issue in either legend or image, the year 320 would seem to be the latest possible date for its minting; the mint of Sirmium itself is considered to have opened only in 320, excluding an earlier date.

200. Silver siliqua (3.00 gm). Thessalonica, circa 340-350. CONSTANTI - VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Constantius II right / VICTORIA DD NN AVGG, Victoria walking left, holding wreath in right hand, trophy in left, TES in exergue. RIC 93. Flaw above eye of emperor. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine $800

201. Procopius (AD 365-366). Silver siliqua (1.86 gm). Cyzicus. D N PROCO - PIVS P F AVG, pearldiademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Procopius right / VOT / V in two lines within wreath, KVA below. RSC 14†f. RIC 3a(1). Nicely toned. Extremely fine $3,000

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199. Constantius II (AD 337–361). Silver siliqua (3.24 gm). Siscia, circa 350-351. CONSTANTI - VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust of Constantius II right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing left, holding palm branch in right hand, trophy in left, SIS in exergue. RIC 268. Rare. Hairline flan crack (12:00 obverse). Good surfaces. Extremely fine $600

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202. BYZA NTI N E E M PI R E. Constans II (AD 641–668). Gold solidus (4.46 gm). Carthage. D N CONSTANTIN, beardless bust of Constans II facing, wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger / VICTORI—A AVgu∆B , cross potent on three steps, CONOB below. Sear 1029. DO 107. Extremely fine $750

203. Anastasius II (AD 713-715). Bronze follis (2.61 gm). Syracuse mint. Crowned figure of Anastasius standing facing, wearing loros, holding long cross in right hand / Large M flanked by C - [P]. Sear 1475. DO —. MIB 33. Very rare and seldom offered! Unusually sharp obverse for this type. Overstruck on a quartered earlier follis. Brown patina. Good very fine $500

204. O STR O G OTH I C KI N G D O M. In the name of Anastasius I (491-518). Gold solidus (4.47 gm). By Theoderic (493-526), Rome. D N ANASTA - SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Anastasius I facing three-quarters right, holding spear over right shoulder, shield on left / VICTOR - I - A AVGGG A, Victory standing half-left, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field, COMOB In exergue. MIB pl. 36, 9. A particularly nice example of this scarce Western issue. Good extremely fine and lustrous $2,500

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205. CA R O LI N G IAN F R AN C E. Charles the Bald (840-877) or Charles the Simple (897-922). Silver denier (1.75 gm). Courcessin. GR TI D-I REX + around Carolus monogram / HCVRTISΛSONIEN + (HC ligatured) around cross. MEC 860. MG 895. Lightly toned. Extremely fine $600

206. AN G LO-SAXO N E N G LAN D. Edward the Elder (899924). Silver penny (1.46 gm). + EADWEARD REX, small cross / FRITHEB-RHT in two lines, MO (under mark of contraction) +, three small crosses dividing inscription, single pellets above and below. SCBC 1087. North 649. Toned. Several light scratches, otherwise good very fine $1,250

207. Edward the Confessor (1042-1066). Silver penny (1.15 gm). Struck at Steyning by Diorman, moneyer. Crowned, draped bust of Edward the Confessor facing / DIORMAN ON STE, voided short cross with expanding limbs. SCBC 1183. Toned and attractive. Nearly extremely fine $800

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(He drives the rebels from England/defeated at Culloden/16 April 1746). MI 613/278. Eimer 604. Woolf 55:2. NGC 3349830-010. MS 63. Nearly mint state $2,500

208. E N G LA N D. Henry VI, restored (October 1470-April 1471). Silver groat (2.90 gm). London, mm restoration cross. HENRICU + DI + GRA + REX + ANGL + Z FRANC, crowned bust facing of Henry VI, trefoils on all cusps except over crown / + POSVI DEVM A - DIVTOR - E’ MEVM / CIVI - TAS LON - DON in two circles, long cross, trefoils in quarters. S.2082. Toned. Nearly extremely fine $1,250

209. HAN O VE R. Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland. 1721-1765. Silver medal (50.8 mm). The Battle of Culloden. By R. Yeo. Dated 1746. GULIELMUS · GEOR · II · R · FIL · DUX · CUMBRIÆ ·, armored bust right, draped with lion skin and with George of the Garter hanging below / Britannia seated left, assisting William (as Hercules) standing facing, head right, trampling upon Discord to lower left; in three lines in exergue, PERDVELLIB · EX · ANG · FVGAT/AD · CULLOD · DEBELLAT/16 · APR · 1746 · F R E E M A N & S E A R M A N H AT TA N S A L E 4

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