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ANCIENT & EARLY COINS

AUCTION 91 CLOSING 11 PM, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

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GREEK COINS etc., listed alphabetically


1 AINOS, Diobol, 435-405 BC, Hermes hd r/goat stg r, crab below, sim. S-1567 (£175); VF, centered, bright silver with only very sl porosity, good detail. Scarcer variety with crab. (A VF of the type brought $675, Gorny 3/08; F+ sl porosity $260, CGB 4/10.) Minimum Bid $120


2 AKANTHOS, Tetrobol, 470-390 BC, Forepart of bull kneeling, above Pi + swastika, sim S1369; AVF, nrly centered on a sl ragged flan, good metal with lt tone. Swastika symbol not scarce, but more so with the added Pi. (A VF with swastika alone brought $575, CNG 9/12.) Minimum Bid $95


3 AMASTRIS, Æ20, 85-65 BC, Gorgon face in Aegis/Nike adv r, S3675; VF/AVF, nrly centered, smooth tan, Gorgon face boldly clear, making this better than the usual piece of crap. (A Near VF “with some roughness” bringing $67 in CNG eAuc 2/10 would fall in the latter category. Mine much nicer.) Mininum Bid $30


4 AMISOS, Reduced Drachm or Siglos (3.83 gm), 4th cent BC, Tyche hd r./Owl facg, monogram at lower left; See S3634, but this later reduced issue not listed & actually quite rare as a type, and apparently unpublished with this monogram. EF, well centered, lustery silver with only slightest trace of granularity. (Nicer than the VF-EF in my 11/13 sale which brought $301.) Min. Bid $225


5 Æ20, 85-65 BC, Zeus hd r/Eagle on thunderbolt, S3642; VF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, brassy lt tan, touch of porosity & speckly tone; strong detail on Zeus head. Not so common.

(A VF sold for $240, M&M (Ger) 5/09.) Minimum Bid $40


6 AMPHIPOLIS, Tet., 158-150 BC, Artemis bust r within Macedonian shield/club in oak wreath, S1386, SNG Cop 1313; Superb Near Mint, nrly centered, quite sharply struck in high relief, with portrait exceptionally well detailed and in fine style. Good bright silver. Scarcer with these monograms. (Looks nicer than an EF with same monograms listed as sold at $2250, from CNG “Coin Shop” #783392.) Minimum Bid $600


7 APOLLONIA Pontica, Drachm, 450-400 BC; Anchor with crafish & A/Facg Gorgon head surrounded by snaky ringlets; S1655; EF, sl off-ct, obv to top but head complete; nice bright silver. Sharp Gorgon face. (A VF sold for $488, CGB 4/10;

and if you think that was high, a GVF realized $920, CNG 5/11.)

Minimum Bid $75


8 ARADOS, Æ14, c.100 BC, Zeus hd r/galley, Phoenician lgnd (most of which is clear); VF, well centered, nice smooth dark patina with earthen hilighting. Not the common type with galley prow. This is actually scarce. Minimum Bid $25


9 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena hd r/owl, S2526, VF/F-VF, well centered on a sl triangular flan, decent metal with lt tone,

just a whisper of granularity on rev. Athena's head quite bold.

The classic Athenian owl. Nice. (Compare a mounted VF bringing $1001 in my 6/08 sale; VF $3080, Peus 4/09.) Min. Bid $230


10 BABYLON, Mazaios, 331-328 BC, Tet. or Double Shekel, Baal std l./lion stg l, “Mazaios” above, S6139 (£450); VF, very sl off-ctr, touches of crudeness & minor porosity with some faint scratches from smoothing; some darkish tone in recesses; actually a pretty decent specimen for this, and quite scarce with Mazaios' name. (A VF (some flattening) brought $896, CNG eAuction 9/03.) Minimum Bid $160


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11 BAKTRIA, Demetrios I, Tetradrachm, Bust r in elephant scalp/ Herakles stg, S7526 (£850); VF, nrly centered, most of surfaces are good but corrosion at obv right & rev left has been partly smoothed out, with some remaining blemishing, profile sl affected, and noticeable flaw at 10:00 rev. Overall medium grey tone. If all this is hard to visualize, that's what we have pictures for. (A VF brought $4887, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $150


12 Agathokles, 171-160 BC, Tet., His bust r/Zeus stg, S7552 (£2000); AEF/VF, was apparently first struck off-ctr, then restruck well-centered, with remnant of original profile partly visible abt 2 mm in front of face, and on rev what looks like a rough flattened area at upper left edge is actually part of the legend from the first strike. Bright silver; portrait quite nice in high relief. (A GVF sold for $2760, CNG 9/10; VF+ $2700, Kunker 10/12.) Min. Bid $550


13 Eukratides I, 171-135 BC, Obol, Helmeted bust r/Caps of the Dioscuri, S7578; AEF, perfectly centered, very sl granularity with lt grey tone, sharp portrait, nice for this. The mintmark is the letter Phi, which seems to be quite rare, I couldn't find another example online. (A VF of the type brought $885, Gorny 3/11; VF+ $259, CGB 4/12.) Minimum Bid $90


14 Antimachos, Tet., 171-160 BC, Bust r in kausia/Poseidon stg, Pushkalavati mint monogram, as S7542 (£900); Superb EF+, virtually mint state, perfectly centered on a large flan & sharply struck; bright lusterlike metal with lt tone, hints of surface irregularities mainly on rev that have been skillfully smoothed; a highly attractive coin with a killer portrait. (An EF realized $5355, NAC 5/13; EF $5000, Hess-Divo 6/07.) Minimum Bid $1200


15 Apollodotos I, Square Drachm, elephant/humped bull, S7591; VF-EF/AVF, perfectly centered with full lgnds, obv good metal with lt tone, boldly struck; rev bright with only slightest porosity. (An F-VF brought $312 in my 1/11 auction; VF $385, Peus 4/10.)

Minimum Bid $100


16 Menander, 160-145 BC, Drachm, Helmeted bust r/ Athena stg l, S7601; EF, well centered & boldly struck, good metal with tone in recesses to accentuate features; a highly pleasing coin with strong details. (An AEF brought $161 on $300 bid in my 10/08 sale; EF $520, Gorny 10/05.) Minimum Bid $90


17 Same but Heroic bust left thrusting spear/Athena stg r, S7604; VF-EF, nrly centered on sl unround flan, lgnds complete with sl crowding; very minor porosity; lt tone; nicely detailed bust.

(A VF+ brought $295, CGB 4/10.) Minimum Bid $45


18 Antialkidas, Æ19 square, Zeus bust r/caps of the Dioscuri, S7633; VF, centered, lgnds complete with some wkness on rev, dark brown with lighter color on high points, sl touches of roughness mainly on rev. (Better detail than on a VF bringing $250, DNW 6/07.) Minimum Bid $40


19 Maues, 90-57 BC, Æ31, Elephant hd r/caduceus, Kohat mintmk; AVF, well centered, full lgnd, mainly dark green patina with some mottley color, minor roughness, decent for this on an unusually broad flan. (A VF brought $302, CNG 10/10.) MB $65


20 Azilises, Æ12 square, Ruler on horse r, in square/Herakles std l, in square; VF, brown, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, most of lgnds present, minor porosity/crudeness. Scarce. (A VF (rough) brought $159, Elsen 3/11.) Minimum Bid $15


21 BITHYNIAN Kingdom, Nikomedes IV, 94-74 BC, Tet., His head r/Zeus stgYr. 207, S7276 (£350); Bold VF, centered on an oval flan with top of head crowded, still a nice strong portrait; good metal with medium tone. Politicians have been known to prostitute themselves, but in the case of a young Julius Caesar with Niko IV, it was not figurative but literal. Ex Pegasi $1250.

(A GVF brought $1668, Kunker 3/05.) Minimum Bid $325


22 BRETTIAN League, Æ25 (Sextans), 215-205 BC, Helmeted Ares hd l./Hera Hoplosmia adv r, S702; VF, centered, small edge split, greenish-brown patina, some wkness of strike mainly on rev & quite minor porosity; Ares head pretty strong. Poor photo. (A VF brought $660, NAC 10/98.) Minimum Bid $60


23 BYZANTION, Hemidrachm or Tetrobol or ½ Siglos (2.49 gm), c. 400 BC, Cow stg l, on dolphin/incuse millsail pattern, S1582; Choice VF, well centered & struck, excellent metal with cont-rasting tone. (A VF sold for $299, CGB 10/10.) Min. Bid $90


24 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes V, 163-130 BC, Drachm, His hd r/Athena stg l, Yr. 31, S7286; EF/AEF, centered, nice bright silver, strong detailed portrait in high relief. Ex Pars Coins as Choice EF. (A NEF brought $460, F&S 10/05; VF-EF $269, Gorny 10/12.)

Minimum Bid $135


25 Ariarathes VII, Drachm, Head r/Athena stg l, S7291; AEF, rev sl off-ctr but virtually complete, good metal with medium tone, portrait in fine style and extremely nice. (An EF brought $489, Triton 1/06; VF-EF $325, Gorny 3/08.) Minimum Bid $100


26 Ariobarzanes II, 63-52 BC, Drachm, His hd r/Athena stg, S7303; F, well centered, sl ragged edge, lt porosity, portrait decent. Not common. Minimum Bid $20

27 CARIA, Uncertain, Tetartemorion (.34 gm), c.4th cent BC, Ram's head r/lion forepart r in incuse square, SNG Keck.903; VF, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, good metal with lt tone. (A VF with sl porosity brought $168, CNG eAuc 11/08.) Minimum Bid $40


28 CARTHAGE, Æ15, Tanit hd l./Horse stg r, palm behind, 3 pellets in front; VF/F-VF, nrly centered, horse complete, medium brown with greenish tone, reasonable head detail, only slightest hint of graininess. (A VF sold for $261, CGB 6/11.) Min Bid $25


29 Triobol or ¼ Shekel (1.62 gm), 220-210 BC, Tanit hd l./horse stg r, as S6499; EF, sl off-ctr but types complete, good metal with medium tone. Excellent detail on head. Very nice quality for these, (An EF brought $920, CNG 5/1.) Minimum Bid $200


30 CELTIC, Gaul, Senones, cast Potin 18 mm, 1st century BC, head rt with wild hair/horse l., pellet before & below; LaTour 7445; EF for this, perfectly centered with bold features, smooth olive-brown patina with hilighting. Unusually nice. (An AEF brought $274, M&M (Ger) 6/13.) Minimum Bid $85


31 CHALKIS, Hemidrachm, 340-294 BC, Hera hd r/Eagle & snake r, S2484; F, centered, good metal with lt tone. Actually much scarcer than the drachms, as if anyone might care. (A VF [I'd grade F-VF] brought $251, Lanz 11/02.) Minimum Bid $30


32 CHARACENE Kingdom, Attambelos II, 30 BC – 6 AD, Tet., Head rt/Herakles std l, year BIT, S6184 (£150); F+/AF, nrly centered, silver color with medium grey tone, rev crude with sl faults at top; portrait quite strong & nice. Characene was located in Kuwait. This is much scarcer than the tets of Attambelos I, many of which have been around lately. (A F/AF brought $130 on $390 bid in my 4/92 sale.) Minimum Bid $65


33 CHERRONESOS, Hemidrachm, 400-350 BC, Lion forepart/

4-part square, salamander in one sunken quarter, monogram in other; EF, well centered & struck with excellent detail on lion; good bright silver. High quality for these. The cute little salamander is complete, and makes this an ever-popular type, which is also scarce. (Different symbols, NEF, brought $397, Noble 7/11; EF $675, Gorny 10/04.) Minimum Bid $110


34 CYZICUS, Æ12, c.300 BC, Persephone hd r/Tripod, S3862; VF, nrly centered, dark brown-black patina with decent glossy surfaces & much detail. (A VF brought $83, CNG eAuc 3/09.)

Minimum Bid $30


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35 EGYPT, Ptolemy II, Æ26, Laur Zeus hd r/Eagle stg l, shield at left, no monogram; VF/F-VF, well centered, smooth green-brown patina, modest flan flaw at 3:00 obv edge; nice detailed head.

(A VF brought $316, Peus 11/12.) Minimum Bid $45


36 Ptolemy III, Æ37, Zeus Ammon hd r/Eagle l, head rt, cornucopiae at right, E betw legs; S7815; F-VF/F, centered, pale brown, sl porosity mainly on rev, obv nice with much detail.

(An AVF brought $200, Downie 7/09.) Minimum Bid $40


37 Ptolemy IV, Æ35, Zeus Ammon hd r/Eagle stg l., Delta-I betw legs; AVF, well centered, medium chestnut brown, practically no porosity, nice strong Zeus head; pleasant. (An AVF sold for $250, Berk 9/11.) Minimum Bid $70


38 Ptolemy IV? Æ41, Zeus Ammon hd r/Eagle l, open wing, head rt, PHI betw legs; VF/F-VF, centered, tan-brown with a little uneven coloration mainly on rev, some striking crudeness also mainly on rev, the obv well detailed. Kreuzer's forthcoming monumental Ptolemaic catalog doesn't list this, nor could I find it anywhere else. Conceivably it's a distorted Sigma-E, but it sure looks like Phi; and I've seen one with Phi in field, but not betw legs. Extremely rare & important? Minimum Bid $150


39 Ptolemy VIII, Æ14, Zeus Ammon hd r/2 Eagle stg l, lotus in field; F-VF/F, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr; typical crude strike but obv head reasonably clear. Smooth dark patina. Decent for this. Later Ptolemaic Æs are very difficult to find, especially these smaller ones. Minimum Bid $15


40 Ptolemy IX, Tet, Ptolemy I head r/Eagle l, Year I, S7922; AEF/VF, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr, decent silver with lt tone; excellent portrait for this with great hair detail. (A VF+ brought $374, Kunker 10/13; VF-EF $638, Elsen 9/07.) Min Bid $140


41 Cleopatra VII, Æ12 of Cyprus, Her bust r/double cornucopiae; F+/VG, struck on a thick, irregular, very bevelled flan with prominent casting sprues; dark greenish patina with hilighting; somewhat crude but portrait clear. (A F/AF brought $151 on $175 bid in my 3/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $40

42 ELIS, Stater, Zeus hd r/Eagle stg r on capital; copy, struck in silver, a beautiful quality piece, EF, toned & wonderfully detailed.

Minimum Bid $25


43 ELYMAIS, Another nice run of these cute little coins in much better than usual condition, catalogued by Sear, Greek Imperial:

Kamnaskires VI, GIC-5890, bust l./dashes (crude hd in lgnd?);

F-VF, lt brown with pale green hilighting. Minimum Bid $15


44 Orodes I, Æ Drachm, GIC-5892, bust l./ Artemis bust r; VF+, nrly centered, rev particularly good for this with clear lgnd;

smooth brown patina with green hilighting. (A VF brought $95, Pegasi 11/11.) Minimum Bid $25


45 –- GIC-5894, rev Artemis bust r with cornucopiae. VF, lt

brown with hilighting, quite well centered & excellent for this

rather scarce type. (A VF brought $59 on $90 bid in my 3/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $30


46 -- GIC-5895, Rev anchor & dashes; Choice VF+, smooth brown with nice green hjilighting, great quality. (A VF+ brought $56 on $85 bid in my 6/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $25


47 -- GIC-5896, rev dashes, Choice VF+, nice smooth two-toned green & brown patina, centered & bold. (A Ch. VF brought $42 on $47 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $25


48 Phraates, GIC-5898, Æ Drachm, Facg bust/Artemis stg r; Nice VF, nrly centered, pale brown with sl hilighting. Most unusually, the rev lgnd is clear & in good Greek (FRAATH BACILVC). I never saw one like this. (A VF+ [but rough] brought $145, Pegasi 4/11.) Minimum Bid $30


49 -- GIC-5899, Bust l./Artemis stg r, VF, nrly centered, medium brown, sl hilighting, rev better than usual with lgnd clear. (A VF brought $63 on $125 bid in my 6/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $20


50 –- GIC-5900, Facg bust/Eagle stg l, AVF, nrly centered, pale brown patina, nice strong rev. Truly scarce rev type. (A VF brought $95 on $175 bid in my 3/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $20


51 –- Same but variety with 4 crescents around eagle! Only one I ever saw. VF, nrly centered, lt brown, crescents fully clr. MB $30


52 -- GIC-5902, bust l./dashes, Choice VF+, well centered, attractive 2-toned green & brown patina; sharp & nice.

(A VF brought $120, Peus 4/13.) Minimum Bid $30


53 -- Same but variety with crescents instead of dashes; VF, lt brown with some green hilighting. Minimum Bid $20


54 –- As GIC-5902 but variety with large X among the dashes; F/VF, centered, smooth brown with strong hilighting. Min Bid $12


55 Orodes II, GIC-5904, Facg bust/Facg Artemis bust; VF, two-toned green & brown patina, smooth surfaces, obv centered, rev somewmat off-center. (A Ch. VF in my 6/13 sale realized $65 on a $100 bid.) Minimum Bid $20


56 -- GIC-5905, rev Dashes, VF-EF, pale brown patina, obv centered & very sharp; however, the rev is crude & weak.

(A VF+ [looks F-VF] brought $130, Pegasi 11/09.) Min Bid $20


57 –- Same but dashes in form of a cross; VF, centered, lt brown with pale green hilighting. Minimum Bid $20


58 Orodes III, GIC-5907, Facg bust/Facg Artemis bust; VF+, pale brown patina, sharp portrait, rev somewhat off-ctr but most of lgnd clear. (A VF/F brought $34 on $75 bid, FSR 11/12.) Min Bid $25


59 -- GIC-5910, Æ Drachm, Facg bust/dashes, VF-EF, smooth lt brown, nice strong face on portrait. (A VF brought $48 in my 3/04 sale; GVF (rev very wk) $101, M&M 11/13.) Minimum Bid $30


60 EPHESOS, Under name of Arsinoeia (honoring Lysimachos's wife Arsinoe), Diobol, 288-280 BC, Her veiled hd r/bow & quiver, ERXIAS magistrate; Cf. S4380 (Tetrobol, £350); F-VF, obv sl off-ctr, decent metal with a few minor marks, good clear portrait of Arsinoe. (Much nicer than a VF [I'd call if F], with “minor porosity” [I'd say much prorosity], same magistrate, bringing $460, CNG 5/07, and labelled “extremely rare.”) Minimum Bid $120


61 HIMERA, Æ15 (Hemilitron), 420-408 BC, Nymph hd l./6 pellets in wreath, S1110; AEF/VF, obv nrly centered, rev considerably off-ctr, grass-green patina with only slightest roughness; nymph has sharp hair detail. (A VF sold for $57 on $71 bid, FSR 8/03; VF $173, Ponterio 4/08.) Minimum Bid $35


62 HIMYARITES, (Arabia Felix), Ar Quinarius? Amdan Bayyin, around 100 AD, bust r, monogram behind/tiny bust r, lgnd, monogram, GIC-5718; EF/VF, cupped fabric, obv typically somewhat crude, good metal with lt tone. (A VF sold for $150, Berk 5/03; EF $410, Gorny 10/05.) Minimum Bid $60


63 HISTIAIA, Tetrobol, 3d cent BC, Nymph hd r/nymph on galley,VF, well centered on a smallish flan, decent metal with lt tone, pleasantly styled head with much hair detail. (A VF brought $335, Lanz 12/10; GVF $230, Gorny 4/01.) Minimum Bid $35


64 INDO-GREEKS KUSHANS, Vima Takto, “Soter Megas,” 55-105 AD, Æ Tet, Bust r w/scepter/King on horse r; Choice VF+/VF, rev sl off-ctr, 2-toned green patina, strong portrait detail. (A Ch. VF brought $121, FSR 11/12; VF $198, F&S 12/96.) Min Bid $20


65 ISTROS, Stater, 2 male heads, left inverted, as S1669 (£225); F-VF, centered, good clean metal, facial features on both heads virtually complete. Some scholars believe the heads represent Castor & Pollux; others say Tweedledum & Tweedledee. (A F brought $201 on $233 bid, in my sale, 12/91.) Minimum Bid $70


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66 JUDAEA, YEHUD” coinage Obol (.32 gm), before 333 BC, Hd of Persian king r in 3-prong crown/falcon, Hen.1059; VF/F & unusually nice for these, in good metal, with the head exceptionally well detailed. Rare type, missing from Shoshana collection. Ex Abramowitz collec, Superior 12/93. (Fully equal to a GVF bringing $2300, Triton 1/11.) Minimum Bid $225


67 Herod the Great, 40-4 BC, Prutah, Anchor/caduceus betw cornucopiae, Hen.1188; F-VF, somewhat off-ctr but types complete, lgnd crude, nice strongly 2-toned green & earthen patina. One of history's “nice guys.” (A F-VF brought $88 in my 3/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $25


68 KALLATIS, Octobol, after 281 BC, Herakles hd r/lgnd, corn ear & club above, bowcase below, S1659 (£225); Nice F, well centered, good metal with lt tone, clear features. (A F in my last sale brought $77 on $100 bid.) Minimum Bid $40


69 KAMARINA, Æ14, Tetras, 420-410 BC, Facg Gorgoneion/ owl hldg lizard, 3 pellets, S-1062; VF, well centered, greenish brown patina, minor touches of roughness mainly on rev, one of Gorgon's eyes sl wk but still a clear face. (A VF realized $386, Peus 11/10; VF $305, CNG 5/08.) Minimum Bid $50


70 KOSON, Ar Drachm, mid 1st cent BC, Roman consul & 2 lictors, monogram/eagle hldg wreath l; this unpublished silver version of the famous Brutus-related gold coins is much rarer, was unknown till a few years ago. EF, obv nrly centered with typical crudeness on lgnd but otherwise well-struck; rev sl off-ctr but complete & well-struck. Good metal with lt tone. (An EF, also slightly crude, realized $1,760 on $2,525 bid in my 3/13 sale.)

Minimum Bid $425


71 KYME, Tet, 2nd cent BC, Head of the Amazon Kyme r/Horse r, vase at feet, within wreath, magistrate KALLIAS, as S4183 (£375); VF/AVF, obv centered with a trace of double striking (visible on eye); rev somewhat off-ctr with part of wreath flatly struck; good silver with sl uneven tone. With typed slip from Charles Reeve collec, c.1900. (A VF, also with part of wreath

flat, brought $715, CGB 10/12.) Minimum Bid $250


72 KYRENE, (Modern Libya) Æ23, 3rd cent BC, Zeus Ammon hd r/silphium plant, AVF/F, generally smooth dark brown, obv sl off-ctr, minor crudeness. Quite good for this. Rare! (A VF+, which actually looks just about equal, brought $595, Pegasi 11/13; VF [I'd grade F/VG, clearly inferior] $$259, M&M 5/11; VF $670, Gorny 10/06; GVF $1410, Roma 2/14.) Minimum Bid $100


73 LARISSA, Drachm, 350-325 BC, Larissa head 3/4 left/horse grazing rt, S2120 (£175); F+/F, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr to left; good metal with old tone in recesses; nice head in fine style with a clear face. Minimum Bid $70


74 Æ17, 380-337 BC, Nymph Larissa hd r/horse grazing r; sim. S2129; VF, centered, generally smooth dark greenish patina with strong hilighting, very nice head with much hair detail. (A GVF brought $391, CNG 9/07.) Minimum Bid $45


75 LOKRIS Opuntia, Hemidrachm or ¼ Stater, 369-338 BC, Persephone hd r/Ajax adv r, helmet below; S2330 (£125); F, nrly centered, minor trace of graininess, somewhat uneven obv tone. (An AF sold for $114 on $125 bid in my 10/08 sale.) Min Bid $35


76 MACEDON, Philip II, Tet, Zeus head r/King wearing kausia on horse left (lifetime issue), below Pegasos forepart & bow, SNG ANS 477, sim. S6678 (£650); VF, centered, good metal with lt tone tone, everything bold. Rare. Ex Pegasi $1950. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $1232, CNG eAuction 9/13.) Min Bid $400


77 Alex. the Great, Posthumous Tet, of Mesembria, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, EY-Phi-Delta at left, tiny helmet at foot; EF, large flan, obv centered sl low, decent metal, from sl rusty dies, and rather crudely struck with doubling, most notable on Alex's face. Seems rare with these letters as I could not find any sale record. (A VF in same crude style (diff letters) brought $213, London Ancient Coins 6/13.) Minimum Bid $100


78 Drachm, Kolophon, struck by Antigonos I, Herakles hd/Zeus std, N at left, B below throne, Pr. 1800; Virtually Mint State, obv sl off-ctr but head complete, with small die break above ear; rev well centered; sharply struck with excellent detai. Fresh whiteish silver. (A GVF, this exact variety, brought $269, CNG eAuc 7/11.) Minimum Bid $150


79 Drachm, Uncertain mint in Greece, Herakles hd/Zeus std, large amphora at left, Pr.864; Superb EF, virtually as struck, well centered & sharp on good metal with lt tone. Interesting style with large fleshy portrait. (Same variety, only VF, brought $157, CNG eAuction 9/09.) Minimum Bid $140


80 Demetrios Poliorketes, 294-288 BC, Æ14, Poseidon hd r/ Prow r, BA; Choice VF, well centered & struck, smooth dark brown patina, good detail. Very nice, & RARE with Poseidon!

(A VF brought $325, CNG eAuction 4/11.) Minimum Bid $50


81 MARONEIA Æ15, c. 400-350 BC, Horse running r/vine in square, S1636; AVF, nrly centered, medium brown, minor porosity, bold & nice. One of the commoner Greek bronzes. (Yet a VF brought $190, Kunker 10/07.) Minimum Bid $15


82 MESEMBRIA, Diobol, Facg helmet/wheel, S1673; EF, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr; from the famous (or infamous) 1988 “Black Sea Hoard,” ultimately deemed fake after endless controversy. The diagnostic is outlined eyes. (Another of these brought $35 on $70 bid, FSR 3/13.) Minimum Bid $15


83 MESSANA, Æ28, 288-278 BC, Ares hd r/Eagle stg l, S1139 (£30); F-VF/VG, tiny bit off-ctr, thick & sl rough deep green patina, eagle & especially Ares show considerable detail. (A Near VF brought $122, Roma 2/14.) Minimum Bid $18


84 METAPONTUM, Stater (or Nomos), 330-300 BC, Demeter

hd r/corn ear, plow at right; AVF, well centered, traces of porosity & some smoothing on obv, but a ltly toned pleasant piece with well struck corn grain. (Much nicer than a weakly struck F bringing $168, CNG eAuc 9/0.) Minimum Bid $110


85 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th century BC, Lion hd l/ star pattern in square, S3532 (£65); VF, good metal with lt tone, obv sl off-ctr to top but only sl crowdfing. If you like OLD coins (and who doesn't?), this is about as old as they get (except the ones dated “732 BC” which are fake.) (An F-VF/VF brought $126 on $144 bid in my sale 3/07.) Minimum Bid $45


86 NABATAEA (Arabia), Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, Æ18, Conjoined hds of Aretas & Queen Shaqilath/crossed cornucopiae & lgnd, as GIC-5699 but letter “F” in front of busts (scarcer); VF, just sl off-ctr, features complete, nice smooth dark green patina with strong earthen hilighting. Quite pleasing. (A VF (no F) brought $145 on $200 bid, FSR 9/09; GVF $551, M&M 5/11.)

Minimum Bid $45


87 Same but 2 letters above heads (scarcer variety); F-VF/F, centered, smooth dark patina with dramatic hilighting; double- or over-struck, with extra letters noticeable at rev left, and Queen's portrait garbled. (A F+/F brought $42, FSR 5/01.) Min. Bid $15


88 Rabbel II & Queen Gamilath, 70-106 AD, Silver Drachm, Laur hd r/Veiled hd r, Petra mint, GIC-5705; technically VF with not much wear but flatly struck at top of heads; nrly centered on

usual narrow oval flan, much of lgnds off; good metal quality. Nabataean silver is seldom seen. (A VF brought $375, CNG eAuct 8/08.) Minimum Bid $50


89 NEAPOLIS (Macedon), Obol (9 mm, .90 gm), 500-480 BC, Facing Gorgoneion/irregular incuse square; F or better, well centered, mnor granularity, Gorgon face clear. A very scarce little coin. (A VF realized $345, Gemini 1/14.) Min. Bid $45


90 Hemidrachm, 5th-4th cent BC, Facing Gorgoneion/Nymph head r, S1417; EF/VF-EF, obv perfectly centered, rev nrly so, decent metal with only slightest granularity on rev, lt tone; both heads well detailed, the Gorgon face sharp with excellent snaky hair detail. Nice. (An AEF/VF brought $870, Helios 4/08; AEF $1438, Goldberg 6/10.) Minimum Bid $250


91 OLBIA, Arrowhead shaped coin, 45 mm, around 2nd cent BC, VF, green patina with sl traces of crusting, a decent well-formed piece. These were clearly money as they could not work as arrowheads. (A VF brought $315, Lanz 6/93.) Minimum Bid $22


92 Dolphin shaped coin, c. 2nd cent BC, as S1684 (£200) but smaller 26 mm; decent VF, brown & green patina, well-formed with clear eye on each side, lateral line & open mouth. (Better than a crappy F+ bringing $293, iNumis 3/11.) Minimum Bid $25


93 OLYNTHOS, Chalkidian League, Tet., 392-379 BC, Apollo

hd r/Lyre, magistrate name EPIANNIKA in tiny letters below (clear on this specimen), as S1430 (£1400), R&C Grp H, 125; VF, well centered, traces of porosity mainly on rev, dark tone in recesses accentuates features. Nicely detailed high-relief head. Ex-Gorny as VF. Rare! More so with magistrate's name, and most of those are “Aristonos” as per Sear listing. (An EF, same variety, brought $74,750, NY Sale 1/12; VF with scrs (no magistrate), $3077,

Lanz 12/11. ) Minimum Bid $750


94 PANTIKAPAION, Æ21, three coins in one: Originally Pan head l./bow; then overstruck with Pan head l./lion head l.; and finally with the large countermark of star/bowcase. It took me some study to figure this out! Portions of all three strikings visible, especially on the side with head, bow, & star. VF, nice smooth brown patina. A fascinating item. (A F with the star/bow c/mk brought $61 in my 2/05 sale.) Minimum Bid $25


95 PARION, Hemidrachm, 350-300 BC, Gorgoneion facg/bull stg l, looking back, P-I & star below, S3922; VF+/AVF, well centered, decent metal with lt tone, bold Gorgon face. (A VF realized $353, Peus 11/12.) Minimum Bid $70


96 PARTHIA, Mithradates I, 171-138 BC, Drachm, Bust left in bashliq/Archer std r, Sellw. 10.1; VF+/VF, centered on a large flan, good metal, well struck & less crude than usual. Scarce this decent. Variety with dot on rev @ 3:00, small but clear, not in references. (No dot, VF, brought $423, Kunker 3/12; GVF $863, Triton 1/13.) Minimum Bid $100


97 Mithradates II, 123-88 BC, Drachm, Sellw. 27.1, bust l./archer r; Choice VF-EF, perfectly centered & well struck, excellent metal with nice medium tone. Great portrait. (A VF+ brought $378, iNumis 3/11; VF $253, Peus 11/11.) Minimum Bid $60


98 Æ17 (Dichalkon), Sellw. 26.28, bust l./horse head r; F-VF, nrly centered, medium brown patina, sl misty surface but lgnd virtually fully clear & portrait shows detail. Above average.

(A Near VF (mis-identified?) with sl roughness brought $92,

CNG eAuc 12/1.) Minimum Bid $25


PHOTOS LOTS 83-116 OBVS REVS


99 Sellw.28.1, bust l, in fancy tiara/archer r; Superb EF, obv nrly centered, rev well centered, on large oval flan; quite well struck with exceptionally sharp portrait; excellent metal with nice dark gunmetal tone. (An EF brought $440, Peus 4/95; GEF $830, Spink 3/09.) Minimum Bid $125


100 Phraates III (Sellw: “Darius?”), Drachm, as Sellw 36.6 but with lgnd iv, not iii; F-VF, sl unround flan, obv sl off-ctr to left, rev off-ctr to rt, minimally grainy with lt tone, subtle metal fault in hair. Scarce type. Ex my 12/02 sale with same lot number, bringing $91 on $110 bid. (A VF brought $230, Peus 11/06.) Min Bid $35

101 Orodes II, Drachm, Sell. 48.9, Bust l./archer r; EF, obv nrly centered, rev much off-ctr, good metal with grey & greenish toning, sharp portrait detail. (A VF+ brought $500, CGB 11/09; GVF $260, Spink 3/09.) Minimum Bid $50


102 Artabanus III, Drachm, Sell.61.7, the scarcer type with long straight hair; EF, nrly centered on oval flan, minor touch of wkness @ rev rt edge, good metal; portrait exceptionally sharp. (A Near EF sold for $414, CNG 9/11.) Minimum Bid $100


103 Vardanes I, Drachm, Sell 64.31, VF/AEF, usual low obv centering, rev well centered, good metal with lt tone, some minor marks above eye. (A VF+ brought $440, Malter 6/93; VF $190, Peus 10/03.) Minimum Bid $30


104 Gotarzes II, Drachm, Sellw 65.33, VF+, obv with usual low centering, rev well centered with lgnds virtually complete; excellent metal quality with lt tone & luster hints. (A VF realized $235, Peus 4/06.) Minimum Bid $30


105 Vologases III, Drachm, Sellw 78.3, Virtually Mint State, obv centered only sl low, rev centered, excellent metal with nice moderate toning; sharply struck with a superb portrait. (EFs sold for $320, Hess-Divo 10/08 & $280, Kunker 3/08.) Min Bid $60


106 Parthamaspates, 116 AD, Drachm, Sell 81.1, bust in distinctive tiara; VF, nrly centered, faint granularity, medium contrasty tone with bold features. Scarce brief issue by Roman puppet. (VFs sold for $341, Kunker 9/10 and $255, Peus 4/13.)

Minimum Bid $90


107 Vologases IV, Drachm, Sell. 84.132, AEF, quite well centered, decent metal with moderate gray toning; rev lgnd looks like it's all dots; very nice strong portrait. (A VF+ brought $98, Heidelberger 11/11.) Minimum Bid $45


108 Vologases VI, Drachm, Sellw. 88.19, Mint state, obv nrly centered on large & sl ragged oval flan, rev sl off-ctr but less crude than most; good bright silver with lt tone; nice sharp portrait.

(An EF brought $275, Peus 11/06.) Minimum Bid $75

109 -- Æ9 (Chalkos, or as the Parthians called this, “Pissant”) Bust l in tiara/Eagle with wreath, Sellw 88.30; F+, nrly centered on typical small flan with bottom of portrait off; medium brown. Not bad for this & not common either. (At least equal to a rough look-ing ungraded piece bringing $92, Elsen 6/13.) Minimum Bid $12


110 PERSIS, Darius I, 2nd cent BC, Obol, King’s hd r in satrapal head-dress topped by eagle/Fire altar, S6200; EF, virtually as struck, well centered, good bright silver; portrait nicely detailed. Carefully elected from a sizable group. (Better than an EF with sm flaws bringing $323, Lanz 6/11.) Minimum Bid $110


111 – Drachm, as last but headdress topped by crescent, S6196, Alr. 557; Choice EF, good bright silver, obv perfectly centered & exceptionally well struck with a fantastic portrait in high relief; rev typically crudely struck. (An EF brought $1175, Hess-Divo 10/11.)

Minimum Bid $125


112 Darius II, c.70-60 BC, Drachm, Bust l, in tiara/king stg l, at altar, S6206 (£75), Alr. 564; VF-EF/VF, obv centered, tip of tiara off, rev sl off-ctr & crude but complete; decent metal with lt tone; much nice detail on portrait. (A VF with sl flan flaw brought $101 on $189 bid in my 6/08 sale; VF $350, Peus 11/06.) Min Bid $50


113 Oxathres (a/k/a Vahsir), Obol, Bust l./King rt at altar, Cf S6211 (Hemidrachm), Alr. 584; VF, reasonable metal with lt tone, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr, somewhat crude as usual but a decent strong portrait. Minimum Bid $25


114 Artashir (Artaxerxes) II, c. 60-50 BC, Bust left in tiara, mon-ogram behind/King at altar l, S6215, Al.575; VF, nrly centered, somewhat crude as usual, clear portrait, decent metal. (A GVF with lt porosity brought $81, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $25


115 Pakor II, 30-40 AD, Obol, Bust l./bust l., Alr.594, GIC-5947; VF+, nrly centered, good metal with contrasty tone, both portraits quite strong. (A VF brought $134, CNG eAuct 3/14.) Min Bid $30


116 “Uncertain King,” Hemidrachm, bust l/double diadem, as GIC-5956 but no triskeles; EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, good fresh metal with lt tone, nice for this. (A VF brought $112, Peus 4/94.) Minimum Bid $40


117 PHALANNA, Æ17, c. 350 BC, Young male hd r/ Nymph Phalanna hd r, in sakkos, S2180; VF-EF, a touch off-ctr, heads complete & both have unusually strong detail; greenish-brown patina with a little maroon crusting at rev right edge. (VFs brought $920 & $1725, both in Triton 1/12.) Minimum Bid $75


118 PHLIOUS Hemidrachm, 280-270 BC, bull butting l./Large Phi in ivy wreath, as S2756 (£175); AVF, obv centered sl low, rev nrly centered, minor roughness with medium tone; ex-BCD collection with his tag, plus another, antique tag. Scarce!

(A VF with lt porosity was sold @ $495, CNG “Coin Shop” # 775102.) Minimum Bid $90


119 RHODES, Hemidrachm, 304-189 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/ Rose & bud, Ithyphallic herm to left, magistrate AMEINI, S5054; early type with rev not in incuse square, scarce thus; VF, center-ed, decent metal with medium tone, nice clear face. Min Bid $40


120 SIDE, Tet., c. 200 BC, Athena hd r/Nike adv l, pomegranate, Delta-EI-N; S5433 (£225); VF, nrly centered, has been smoothed to amelioriate porosity, of which traces remain; in obv rt field

3-5:00 there is a sl depressed region; the head of Athena really nice with good detail & fine style. Deeply toned. (Same variety, GVF, obv softly struck, brought $920, CNG 5/11.) Min Bid $140


121 SIKYON, Æ14, Dove l./Sigma-I in wreath, as S2781; F-VF, nrly centered, medium brown with sl hilighting, minimal granula-rity, fully clear. (A VF (dove rt) brought $288, CNG 5/09) MB $18


122 SOLOI, Stater, 385-350 BC, Athena hd r, Griffin on helmet/Grape bunch in incuse lozenge, S5606 (£350); VF/AEF, obv a tiny bit off-ctr with small edge splits, very sl granularity; rev somewhat off-ctr; strong detail both sides; really quite good for this difficult series. Ex Pegasi auction 11/10, realized $750.

(A slight var, VF brought $2502, Peus 11/12.) Minimum Bid $400


123 SPAIN, CASTULO, Æ30, Male hd r/Sphinx r; AEF/AVF, centered, couple sm edge splits, brown patina, minor graininess, rev a little crude; wonderful head with strong hair detail. (A VF+ sold for $2200, H&A 3/06; AVF [I'd grade F] $300, Rauch 11/09.) Minimum Bid $110


124 SPARTA, Æ22, C. Julius Eurycles, 31-7 BC, Zeus hd r/Club & lgnds in wreath, GIC-4868; Nice F+, very sl off-ctr, smooth dark brown patina, everything bold. Rare & unusually good for Spartan bronze. Poor photo. (Nicer than a F+ realizing $300, Pegasi auction 5/12.) Minimum Bid $65


125 SYRACUSE, Timoleon, 344-336 BC, Æ26, Litra, Zeus hd l./horse running l., S1191 (£75); F, centered, warm brown with only minor surface blemishes; features quite bold, a very nice head of Zeus. Scarce type. (A F brought $220, CNG 3/96; GVF $2530, CNG 5/02.) Minimum Bid $65


126 Hiketas, 288-279 BC, Æ19x21, Zeus Hellanios hd l./Eagle l, S1211; VF/F, sl grainy medium brown, obv sl short of flan at top, strong hair detail on head; rev somewhat off-ctr to rt. (An AVF brought $51 on $100 bid, FSR 10/88; GVF $400, Davisson 11/12.) Minimum Bid $25


127 Hieron II, 275-215 BC, Ar 16 Litrae, Veiled hd of Queen Philistis/Nike in quadriga, S988; AEF, centered & well struck; a few nearly invisible spots of surface flaking suggest possible fourree, yet the style is lovely & 13.06 gram weight is perfect for this. Very pleasing coin. (A GVF/EF sold for $2720, M&M 5/09; GVF $2530, Triton 1/09.) Minimum Bid $500


PHOTOS LOTS 117-138 OBVS REVS


128 – Æ28, Hieron's hd l./Horseman r, S1221; VF/AVF, well centered, green-brown patina, minor traces of porosity or crusting, very strong portrait with oodles of hair detail. (A F+ sold for $244, iNumis 3/11; VF $360, Gorny 10/07.) Minimum Bid $65


129 Under the bloody Romans, after 212 BC, Æ14, Apollo hd r, torch behind/Apex hat; VF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, rather glossy dark patina with only very sl roughness, bold features & rev lgnd; nice for these. Rare! Ex Pegasi $350. (A similar Æ15 with Apex, GVF, brought $184, CNG 9/04.) Minimum Bid $50


130 SYRIA, Antiochus I, 280-261 BC, Tet., His hd r/Apollo std l, betw monograms, as S6866 (£275); AVF, centered, good bright metal, nice portrait with woebegone expression. Pleasing for grade. (An AVF with sl faults realized $226 on $275 bid in my 7/07 sale; VF $1245, NAC 4/11.) Minimum Bid $140


131 Seleukos II, Tet, His head r/Apollo stg l, by tripod, as S6896 (£400); VF, well centered on sl oval flan, very sl surface marks mainly on rev, under a rather dark tone in recesses, relief parts lighter in color for contrast. (A VF with some surface marks sold for $1265, CNG 9/12; AVF $1330, Elsen 12/05.) Min Bid $200


132 Seleukos III, 226-223 BC, Æ15, Artemis hd r/Apollo std l, S6929; Choice VF, centered, smooth “Halloween” patina (black with orange hilighting), strong contrast, well detailed with good lgnd. Quite scarce. (Much nicer than a VF on small flan [looks F+/AF] bringing $98, Kunker 10/07.) Minimum Bid $35


133 Demetrios I, Drachm, His hd r/Apollo std l, S7017 (£60); AVF, nrly centered on a rather unround flan, somewhat crude mainly on rev, with some minor surface quibbles, dark tone in recesses. (A GVF brought $528, Kunker 9/11.) Minimum Bid $30


134 Alexander I, 152-145 BC, Drachm, His head r/Apollo std l, Phi in exergue, as S7035; EF, somewhat off-ctr to SW, head complete, excellent metal quality with much luster & pleasant lt tone. From a Swiss auction as EF, so maybe you'll believe me. (An AEF with crack brought $472, Hirsch 9/11.) Min Bid $140


135 Antiochos VII, Tet, bust r/Zeus stg l; 138-129 BC, Cappadocian issue; Virtually Mint State, centered, minor striking flatness at edges; bright lustrous silver; excellent sharp portrait. (An AEF brought $800, Nomisma 3/08; GVF $715, Kunker 9/09.)

Minimum Bid $250


136 Roman rule, in name of Philip Philadelphos, Tet., his hd r/ Zeus std l, with XAT monogram, as S7214, with year Theta-K (21/20 BC, under Augustus, Pr.22); F+, centered on typical small flan, somewhat wk on profile but hair detail bold; deeply toned. While Tets of this general type are very common, not with this date, which is rare. (A F+ of the type brought $71 on $127 bid in my 8/03 sale.) Minimum Bid $40


137 Demetrios III, 97-87 BC, Tet, His head r/Cultus Statue of Artemis in wreath, S7191 (£600); AVF/F, nrly centered on a full flan, very lt porosity & some sl scrs mainly on rev, moderately dark tone. RARE ruler & type from the sputtering out of the Seleukid Empire. (Stronger portrait than on a VF bringing $1250, Pegasi auc 11/11; VF $1328, Gorny 10/08.) Minimum Bid $250


138 TARAS, Diobol, Fourth cent BC, Athena hd r, Skylla on helmet/ Herakles wrestling lion, grasshopper above, sim. S351;

F-VF, oval flan, good metal with uncleaned dark tone, obv much off-ctr losing profile, rev well centered & nice. Scarce with grasshopper (clear on this specimen). Also note, Herakles's fight with the lion was a fake, it was actually a man in a lion suit; and on this die, the zipper is actually visible. Minimum Bid $18


139 TENEDOS, Tet, Janiform hd of Zeus & Hera/Double axe in wreath; copy; this is apparently a Slavei piece struck in silver,

but it's been ltly corroded on obv & darkly toned, probably by someone attempting to pass it as genuine. Minimum Bid $6


140 TEOS, Trihemiobol,540-478 BC, Griffin std r, ivy leaf below/quadripartite incuse square with textured compartments, S3511 (£200); VF, nrly centered on a good-sized flan, decent metal with contrasty tone, nice bold griffin. Scarcer with leaf.

(A VF, no leaf, brought $380, CGB 10/10.) Minimum Bid $85


141 THASOS, Stater, 463-411 BC, Naked ithyphallic satyr raping nymph/4-part incuse square, S1746 (£425); AVF, sl pear shaped flan, obv sl off-ctr but virtually complete, decent bright metal, bold features. Nice. This coin poses the age-old question, when does

a woman's “no” mean “no”? The satyr does not appear to be listening. (Anm AVF realized $510 on $560 bid in my 9/98 sale; VF $4500, Peus 10/07.) Minimum Bid $200


142 Trihemiobol, 411-350 BC, Satyr running left, with kantharos/ amphora, S1755 (£75); AVF/VF, well centered, decent metal with only faintest granularity & lt tone; bold features. (A VF/AVF brought $211 in my 7/12 sale.) Minimum Bid $65


143 Tet., Dionysos head r/Herakles stg l; a Celtic imitation with three large Thetas in lgnd, and commonplace M in rev field is upside down; style middlingly celticized, not yet bizarrified; VF, nrly centered, good silver with lt tone, small (test?) marks on Herakles's belly & @ 11:00 rev edge. RARE & deserves further research, as in searching 1000+ examples I could not find a single one like this. Minimum Bid $110


144 THEBES, Stater, 395-332 BC, Shield/Amphora, magistrate KALLI; Choice EF, excellent metal quality, obv sl off-ctr losing some of shield's outer rim; but free of the die rust that typically plagues these; rev nrly centered, with decoration on the amphora absolutely complete (usually it's either wkly struck or worn off) – thus a really good specimen. (Compare a VF, same variety, bringing $840, Kunker 6/05.) Minimum Bid $350


145 THESSALIAN League, Æ20, 196-146 BC, Athena hd r, magistrate NYSSANDROS/horse prancing r, corn grain at rt; VF/AVF, centered, nice olive-green patina, strong Athena head with detail. (A VF (diff magistrate) brought $173, Triton 1/12.)

Minimum Bid $20


146 TOMIS, Æ17, Imperial times, Demeter hd r/lgnd & barley ear betw 2 torches; VF, nrly centered, basically smooth dark greenish patina, rev lettering quite sharp. Rare! I could not find a sale record. Minimum Bid $25


147 TYRE, Tet or Shekel, Melqarth head r/Eagle l, Year Pi-Gamma; VF, nrly centered, rev lgnd partly crowded/wk, obv softly struck at bottom, rev has a weaj area on eagle's breast; decent metal with blue-grey tone. Crudish style resembling the supposed Jerusalem KP issues, but monogram at rev rt is BY, I could find nonesuch in internet search. Rare! Minimum Bid $150


148 VELIA, Didrachm or Nomos, 300-280 BC, Athena hd l, with dolphin on helmet, and Phi on neckpiece (signature of Philistion)/ Lion walking r, trident above; VF, centered on a large unround flan, excellent metal quality with lt tone, small darker patch at rev bottom right; rare with dolphin on helmet (normally it's a griffin). (This exact variety, GVF with lt porosity & cleaning marks brought $978, CNG 5/09.) Minimum Bid $375


ROMAN REPUBLIC


149 BRONZE, As, Atilius Saranus, 155 BC, Janus hd/Prow r, SAR above, Cr.199/2, Sy.378; F, centered on sl irregular flan, generally smooth greenish-brown patina with a little hilighting, sl crudeness, SAR clear. Ex “RBW” collection. These non-Anonymous Asses are scarce. (An F-VF brought $195, Elsen 6/10.) Minimum Bid $40


150 Semuncia, Mercury hd r/prow, Cr. 41/11, Sy.109, 16 mm, 3.44 gms; AEF, just a little off-ctr with features complete, mostly smooth dark greenish patina with very minor surface imperfections; good detail on head & prow. (A GVF with sl flaws brought $276, Freeman & Sear 12/09.) Minimum Bid $100


SILVER (All Denarii, by Crawford & Sydenham #s):

151 L. Cupiennius, 218.1, Sy.404, Roma hd r, cornucopiae behind/Dioscuri on horses r; VF, centered & well struck, good metal with lt tone, pleasant. (A VF brought $127 in my 4/12 sale.)

Minimum Bid $75

PHOTOS LOTS 139-164 OBVS REVS


152 M. Junius Silanus, 220/1, Sy.408, Roma hd r, donkey head behind/Diocuri rt; EF, well centered on sl unround flan, well struck with sharp detail; nice metal with lt tone. (EFs brought $630, Leu 5/04; $709, NAC 11/13; and $586 CNG 5/09. ) Minimum Bid $160

NOTE: PHOTOS of 152 & 153 ARE SWITCHED!!

153 C. Valerius Flaccus, 228/2, Sy.440, Roma head r/Victory in biga r, VF, nrly centered on a sl ragged flan, everything complete (horses' noses crowded), good metal with lt tone. Strong bold detail. Valerius Flaccus is known to history as the sidekick of the more famous Bigus Diccus. Ex Pegasi auction 5/13 realizing $160. Minimum Bid $90


154 M. Aburius Geminus, 250/1, Sy.487, Roma head r/Sol in quadriga r; Virtually Mint State, well centered & complete, sharply struck, good bright silver with luster. What more can you want? Lovely coin. (GEFs brought $799, F&S 6/09 and $1100, Noble 4/11.) Minimum Bid $230


155 M. Vargunteius, 257/1, Sy.507, Roma head r/Jupiter in slow quadriga r; AEF/VF, perfectly centered on a nice broad flan, good metal with medium tone, very bold & appealing. (A GVF sold for $575, Gorny, 10/10. It seems I spend more time collecting such information than I do collecting coins.) Minimum Bid $120


156 Calidius, Metellus, Foulvius & Finkelstein, 284/1b, Sy.539a (Rarity 3). Roma head r/Victory in “prancing” biga; F+, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr losing Victory's head; good bright metal.

(A VF brouight $260, Peus 11/06.) Minimum Bid $40

157 M. Cipius, 289/1, Sy.546, Roma hd r/Victory in biga, rudder below; VF, well centered on the small flan typical for this issue, lgnds crowded & wk, otherwise well detailed; good bright silver. (A VF brought $190, Loiseau 4/95; GVF $175, NAC 6/03) MB $80


158 Ap. Claudius & T. Mallius, 299/1a, Sy.570, Roma head r/ Victory in triga; AEF, minimally off-ctr, obv complete, on rev front horse partly off & figure of Victory sl weak (what other dealer would bother noting this?); otherwise well struck, with excellent metal & pleasing medium tone. Quite nice indeed. (A GVF realized $291, CNG eAuction 11/11.) Minimum Bid $110

159 L. Flaminius Chilo, 302/1, Sy.540, Roma head r/Victory in biga; VF, nrly centered on oval flan, sl striking crudeness with a little flatness at rev lower right edge; bright silver. (A VF brought $175, Pegasi Auc. 5/13.) Minimum Bid $50


160 L. Thorius Balbus, 316/1, Sy.598, Hd of Juno Sospita in goat scalp/bull jumping r; Strong VF, sl off-ctr on oval flan but everything complete, quite well struck for this often crude issue; perfect metal with medium tone. Really nice for the type. (A VF realized $310, CGF 6/04.) Minimum Bid $100


161 C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 322/1b, Sy.590, Cybele head r/ Victory in biga, Stork; VF, large flan, obv nrly centered, rev perfectly centered with full border; bright lusterlike silver; hint of smoothing in obv field. (A VF brought $314, Gorny 10/11; GVF $470, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $95


162 D. Junius Silanus, 337/3, Sy.646, Roma hd r/Victory in biga r; F-VF, minimally off-ctr on smallish round flan, sl crowded at obv rt & rev top, nice metal with lt tone. (A VF/VF- brought $251, Dorotheum 5/11.) Minimum Bid $45


163 L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 340/1, Sy.663e, Apollo hd r/horseman r; EF+, obv well centered, a touch crude but well-detailed, and lustrous; rev sl off-ctr affecting horse’s head, but sharply struck, ltly toned. (An EF brought $661, Goldberg 6/10.)

Minimum Bid $150


164 Q. Titius, 341/2, Sy.692, Bacchus head r/Pegasus flyring r; F+, somewhat off-ctr but features virtually complete; good metal with lt tone & evident luster on rev. (A F/VF brought $135, Berk 3/06; F/AF $75, FSR 10/08.) Minimum Bid $40


165 L. Rubrius Dossenus, 348/1, Sy.705, Jupiter head r/tri-umphal car; VF/F-VF, obv off-ctr to SW, rev nrly centered, good metal with contrasting dark tone in recesses; trace of filing on top edge?; quite well struck for this. Actually much above average; this issue typically comes ill-struck, off-center, or on small flans,

or all three. (A F+ sold at $175, Berk 2/09.) Minimum Bid $55


166 Ti. Claudius, 383/1, Sy.770, Diana bust r/Victory in biga r; errate issue; Mint State, obv centered sl low but complete, rev

nrly centered, fresh lustery surfaces with some lt iridescent toning. Sharply struck with not a trace of weakness. A choice piece.

(An EF brought $1093, Triton 1/11.) Minimum Bid $250


167 Cn. Lentulus, 393/1a, Sy.752, Head of Genius of the Roman People r, GPR/globe betw scepter & rudder; AEF, nrly centered & fully complete, nicely struck, excellent metal with much bright mint luster & lt tone. Better type. (A VF-EF realized $650, Rauch 4/08; Near EF $532, Noble 4/12.) Minimum Bid $190


168 Scribonius Libo, 416/1a, Sy.928, Bonus Eventus hd r/well-head & lyres; Mint State, obv nrly centered, rev somewhat off-ctr; quite sharply struck; excellent fresh metal with luster lt toning. Choice. (An EF brought $864, Kunker 3/10; EF with lt scr $575, CNG 5/09.) Minimum Bid $225

169 Q. Cassius, 428/3, Sy.916 (Rarity 3), Head of Bonus Eventus r/Eagle on thunderbolt betw lituus & jug; F/F+, nrly centered on oval flan, good silver with sl tone in recesses, bold features. While worn on the outside, this coin is pristine on the inside. Rare grade – almost never found below VF; a great opportunity for the budget collector. (A VF with lt faults brought $293, CNG 9/08.) Minimum Bid $40


170 P. Clodius Turrinus, 494/23, Sy.1117, Apollo hd r, lyre/Diana Lucifera stg with torches; EF, sl off-ctr with a little flatness in the margins, otherwise sharply struck with crisp hair detail on Apollo; bright lusterlike silver. (An AEF realized $498, NAC 4/11; GVF $397, CNG 9/09.) Minimum Bid $200


171 IMPERATORIAL. JULIUS CAESAR, Den, Venus head l, with cupid & scepter/2 captives at foot of trophy, S-1405, Sy.1015, Cr.468/2; VF, a hair off-ctr, very lt granularity under medium grey tone. Small coarse spot at 4:00 rev edge suggests possible fourree, but weight of 3.69 grams is normal for silver. Decent looking. (A VF sold for $1782, Kunker 11/13; another VF $1293, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $190


172 Portrait Denarius, CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, laur hd r/P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus stg l; F/VG-F, obv centered with some flat striking at left edge, rev sl off-ctr but complete, lgnds virtually complete tho weak in parts; good clean silver, simply worn, pinpoint banker mark on cheek, but a bold clear portrait. If this description goes on any longer, it would qualify as a novella. (A VG brought $920, Coin Galleries 7/07; F, looks just about equal, $1528, Heritage 9/12.) Minimum Bid $275


173 MARK ANTONY, Legionary Den, Galley, Eagle betw standards, LEG XX; Choice VF+, obv nrly centered, rev well centered (full beaded border!), everything fully complete & well struck with strong galley detail; good bright silver with only the most weensy little surface marks. (“Weensy” is a technical term meaning so small they are actually cute.) Extremely nice for these. (A Ch. VF, same legion, brought $1380, Goldberg 5/12; I noticed the same coin listed as sold from CNG online “Coin Shop” at $2250!) Minimum Bid $300

ROMAN EMPIRE


174 AUGUSTUS, Den, CAESAR, bare head r/AVGVSTVS, heifer (usually called “bull”) stg r; Pergamum mint, 27 BC, the roll-out of his new “Augustus” title. Lacking the flan crack customary on this issue. F, nrly centered, basically decent metal with only a few very minor imperfections; bold features. Much scarcer than bull butting type, and almost never seen below VF. (A VF with crack brought $728, CNG 5/02.) Minimum Bid $110


PHOTOS LOTS 165-186 OBVS REVS


175 Den, bare hd r/Capricorn; copy, struck in silver on a large flan, EF+ with nice lt tone, beautifully detailed, a lovely piece. “COPY” stamped in tiny letters at rev bottom. Minimum Bid $10

176 Antioch Tet., Laur hd r/Tyche std r, river god swimming below, IB in field = Twelfth consulship, as GIC-106; VF+/AVF, well centered on sl pear shaped flan, minor edge split & teensy crack visible on rev; granular surfaces with even grey tone; lgnds partly wk; finely styled high relief portrait with strong detail. (A VF with porosity brought $940, CNG 5/13.) Minimum Bid $150


177 AUGUSTUS & LIVIA, Spain, Hispalis, Æ33, his bare hd r/ Livia bust left, GIC-189; F-VF/VF, nrly centered, lgnds partly wk/crowded, medium brown patina with lt to moderate granularity; both portraits nice with Livia's showing much hair detail. Quite good actually for this scarce large coin. (A VF , hardly better, brought $1,049, Kunker 9/09.) Minimum Bid $100


178 AUGUSTUS & AGRIPPA, Æ26, Dupondius, of Gaul, Nemausus, Heads back-to-back/Crocodile chained to palm; VF, rev sl off-ctr, medium brown patina with orichalcum metal exposed at high points; lgnds partly weak; both portraits nice with laurel wreath detail visible; crock also shows detail. (An AVF sold at $600, Berk 5/09; VF $1210, Gorny 3/12.) Minimum Bid $140


179 AGRIPPA, As, Bust left/SC, Neptune stg l; F/AF, somewhat off-ctr, especially rev, brown patina with only minor traces of porosity, portrait fairly decent tho back of head missing apparently a result of overstrike. (A F/VG-F brought $66 on $75 bid in my 3/08 sale; “bold F $600, Berk 5/12.) Minimum Bid $15


180 TIBERIUS, As, Laur hd l./PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXIIX, rudder on globe; VF+/EF, brown patina, obv somewhat off-ctr with lgnd partly off at rt, a little weak on profile but hair & laurel wreath detail quite strong; some very shallow surface faults; rev is well centered, free of porosity, and sharply struck. (A VF with minor roughness realized $817, CNG 6/06 Minimum Bid $160


181 DRUSUS, As, Restitution by Titus (far scarcer than the usual type), bust l/SC in lgnd; VF+, well centered with complete lgnds, dark green patina with only minor touches of roughness; portrait has strong hair detail. (Nicer than a VF-EF bringing $750, Rauch 11/07.) Minimum Bid $180


182 CALIGULA, As, bust left/VESTA std l; F+/AF, well centered, lgnds complete tho part wk, even dark green patina with lt to moderate roughness, more on rev than obv; portrait quite strong. (A F+/VG realized $151 in my 9/93 sale.) Minimum Bid $40


183 Quadrans, Liberty cap betw S-C/RCC with lgnd around (COS DES III); VF, sl off-ctr with a little of lgnds crowded, lt brown patina with sl granularity; main features quite sharp, hardly any wear, probably technically EF. (A VF sold for $217, Rauch 9/11.) Minimum Bid $40


184 CLAUDIUS, As, SC, Minerva adv r; VF+, obv sl off-ctr on a smallish flan with lgnd off at left, smooth dark green patina with dramatic lighter green hilighting. Excellent, strongly detailed portrait of good though slightly provincial style. Nice.

(A GVF brought $1265, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $100

185 CLAUDIUS & AGRIPPINA Jr, Æ19, Ephesus, Conjoined busts rt/stag r, GIC-504; F-VF/F, centered, sl grainy brown patina, portraits quite bold. (A VF with lt corr brought $302, Hirsch 2/08; VF $414 [I'd grade F-VF, rev off-ctr} $414, CNG 5/12.) MB $45

186 NERO, Den, SALVS std l; F, nrly centered, some of lgnds partly off, good metal with just “honest wear” and no problems, thus decent for grade. (A F/VG sold for $450, Berk 5/12.) MB $80

187 Sest, Laur hd r/PACE PR TERRA etc, Temple of Janus with closed door; VF-EF/VF, perfectly centered, darkish green-brown obv, medium green rev; full obv lgnd, rev lgnd partly crude; obv smoothed in fields, touches of roughness remain; rev has lt to moderate roughness. Excellent portrait with nice strong detail. I bought this from a Lanz auction 1987. (A VF brought $2464, NY Sale 1/08.) Minimum Bid $450


188 As, Bare head left/SC, Victory flying l., hldg shield inscr SPQR; VF, obv a hair off-ctr with full clear lgnd, warm light brown patina, mildly corroded surfaces, nice strong hair detail on portrait.

(A VF with sl roughness brought $510, Vauctions 2/09.) MB $70


189 Egypt Tet, Bust l, Yr 14/Zeus bust r; AVF/VF, obv off-ctr to rt with partial lgnd, rev well centered with most of lgnd; silver colored, ltly grainy surfaces mainly on obv; portraits show much detail, especially Zeus. (A VF was sold at $275, Berk 10/03.)

Minimum Bid $35


190 Egypt Tet, Bust l., Year 13/Galley, scarce & popular type; AVF/F, obv sl off-ctr with lgnd mostly off at rt, rev off-ctr to bottom with lgnd clear but galley hull partly off; darkish grey-brown patina, with a flash of pool green hilighting on portrait, which shows much detail. (An F-VF brought $201 on $255 bid in my 3/08 sale; GVF $1380, CNG 5/11.) Minimum Bid $40


191 NERO & CLAUDIUS, Antioch Tet, Bust r, star behind/bust r, Pr.48; VF/VF-EF, nrly centered but on a sl small flan, obv lgnd off at left & wk at right, rev lgnd clear at right but off at left; bright silver color with lt tone on moderately “misty” surfaces. Nero's portrait has good detail; Claudius portrait with excellent detail.

(A VF brought $805, CNG 9/09.) Minimum Bid $130


192 NERO & POPPAEA, Egypt Tet, Bust r/Her bust r, LI; VF, obv sl off-ctr on sl oval flan, some of lgnd off; rev has nrly full lgnd; darkish silver-grey tone; good surfaces with no porosity; both portraits nice with plenty of detail. (A VF realized $750, Kunker 3/07; VF, sl rough & flaws, $520, Rauch 11/06.) Min Bid $125


193 NERO & ELVIS, Brooklyn, Gold Doubloon, Nero playing fiddle/Elvis with syringe; ex European auction as “Superb FDC,” I grade Vile/dreadful, as it is actually blank, looks more like tin than gold. But rare. See photo. (A VG brought $64, Morty's Monster Mart, Minneapolis, Minn., 3/58.) Minimum Bid $0


194 OTHO, Den, SECVRITAS PR, Securitas stg l, VF/F-VF, obv centered with lgnd complete (tops of some letters off); rev nrly centered, lgnd partly off & wk at rt; nice metal with lt tone, almost invisible smoothing on rev; excellent portrait with much detail. A very pleasing Otho. (A GVF with lt faults brought $3738, CNG 9/11; F-VF $963, Coin Gall. 4/96.) Minimum Bid $450


195 VITELLIUS, Den, LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas stg r; ex European auction as AVF, I conservatively grade it F+, obv sl off-ctr with lgnd partly crowded & weak at right, rev centered with full lgnd; good metal with darkish tone, lighter on high points; excel-lent portrait with some detail which by itself might merit the AVF assessment. (A F with wkness brought $400, Noble 11/10)

Minimum Bid $110


196 VESPASIAN, Den, IVDAEA, Jewess std beside trophy; EF/VF+, obv nrly centered with full lgnd (unusual on these), outstanding portrait with full sharp hair detail; rev sl off-ctr but complete; good metal with lt tone. Really a super example of this type. (Compare a GVF bringing $1840, CNG 5/10; Near EF $2300, Noble 11/12.) Minimum Bid $550


PHOTOS LOTS 187-205 OBVS REVS


197 Dup, bust left/FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas stg l; VF, well centered, full lgnds, sl flat striking at obv bottom edge & rev top; nice smooth dark greenish-brown patina with some paler green hilighting. A nice full-bodied bronze. In my collection since 1983.(A GVF brought $920, CNG 5/08.) Minimum Bid $80


198 TITUS, Quadrans, Modius/SC in wreath, RIC255; F or better, oval flan, obv off-ctr losing some lgnd at left, rev nrly centered; olive green patina, with minor touches of graininess. Some detail shows on modius. Way more scarce than you think. (A VF brought $190, CNG eAuct. 8/13.) Minimum Bid $20


199 TITUS & DOMITIAN, Æ17, Germe, Titus bust rt/Domitian bust r; VF/F-VF, considerably off-ctr with partial lgnds, top of Dom's head off; orichalcum tan, minor granularity, Titus's portrait quite well detailed. (A VF brought $168, Peus 4/11.) Min Bid $25


200 DOMITIAN, As Caesar, Den, PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, clasped hands hldg standard on prow; AF/F, centered, good metal with just even wear & no surface issues; obv lgnd partly crowded/wk; full rev lgnd. Quite scarce. Minimum Bid $20


201 As Augustus, Sest, IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter std l; F+/VG, sl off-ctr, lgnds nrly complete, tan patina with darker cover in fields & recesses, shallow corr spot by point of bust & other touches of porosity mainly on rev, which is a little flat looking; portrait quite bold. (A F brought $134, CNG eAuc 8/03.) Minimum Bid $30


202 As, FORTVNAE AVGVSTI, Fortuna stg l; Nice VF+, nrly centered, lgnds complete with only minor crowding; warm two-toned brown surfaces, excellent portrait of good style with strong detail. Did I say nice? (A VF+ brought $730, Varesi 4/08; GVF $1380, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $100


203 As, COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Ruler sacrificing, with two flute players, In front of temple. AVF/VF, centered, lgnds complete tho weak in parts mainly on rev; darkish brown patina with fairly light roughness; portrait quite decent & rev scene fully clear. Scarce interesting type. (Vfs brought $800, Leu 5/95 and $1800, Kunker 3/07.) Minimum Bid $85


205 Philippopolis, Æ38, Female stg l, with Hebrus recl; copy, EF, toned, an interesting, substantial struck piece. Min Bid $12


206 NERVA, As, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas stg l; AVF, nrly centered, full lgnds with a little crowding, basically smooth dark brown patina. Nice portrait – tho that might be a misnomer, given his big hooked nose and an expression suggesting it smelled something unpleasant. (A F+ sold at $250, Berk 3/05; AVF $300, Downie 6/04. Were they better??) Minimum Bid $50


207 Egypt Tet., Dikaoisyne stg l, LA; VF/AVF, obv well centered & struck with full clr lgnd; good silver with medium grey tone; rev with minor granularity; portrait shows strong hair & laurel wreath detail. Highly desirable quality for this. (An AVF, same type, brought $390, Lanz 5/07.) Minimum Bid $125


208 TRAJAN, Den, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, in exergue ARAB ADQ, Arabia stg with camel; AVF/F+, obv well centered, rev nrly so, full lgnds, nice bright metal, problem-free; portrait shows a goodly amount of soul-filling detail. Better type. (A VF brought $291, CNG eAuct 7/12.) Minimum Bid $35


209 Den., PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, in exergue FORT RED, Fortuna std l; EF, well centered, full tho somewhat crude lgnds, good bright lustery silver, sharp portrait. (an EF, same variety, brought $314, CNG eAuct 10/13.) Min Bid $100

210 Quadrans, Hercules bust r/SC, boar r; AVF/VF, nrly centered, lgnd complete tho weak, mostly smooth even dark patina with very sl crustiness on obv; rev glossy, bold & quite nice. (A VF brought $375, Lanz 5/08.) Minimum Bid $35


211 As, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Fortuna stg l; F+/F, nrly centered, obv lgnd wk/off at right, rev lgnd complete; somewhat uneven brown coloration with very slight oxidation; portrait shows a lot of detail. Minimum Bid $10


212 Sest, lgnd as last, Victory crowning Ruler; F-VF, centered, lgnds complete albeit partly wk, medium brown patina, sl 2-toned, generally smooth with only very sl porosity traces. Bold features; portrait with much detail. Better type. (A F+, “oxidaciones” [I'd grade F/AVG] brought $167,Hervera 7/11.) Minimum Bid $55


213 Antioch, Æ26, SC, Gamma below, within wreath; VF, a hair off-ctr, tops of letters off at obv left, nice smooth 2-toned brown patina, excellent portrait. Very nice for this. (A VF [slight variant] brought $134, CNG eAuction 12/10) Minimum Bid $45

214 TRAJAN & MARCIANA, Anazarbus? Æ15, his bust r/her bust r; AVG, sl off-ctr, brown & greenish patina, a little crusting mainly on rev, lgnds wk, Marciana's portrait reasonably clear. Much rarer than the larger size which frequently shows up; I couldn't find another to cite. (The larger version, F with countermark, brought $489, CNG 5/02.) Minimum Bid $10


215 HADRIAN, Den, PM TRP COS III, in exergue SALVS AVG, Salus std l; AEF, centered on a sl unround & ragged flan, lgnds complete, minimally grainy surfaces under medium grey tone. Interesting bust style showing muscular naked upper chest. (An EF (diff bust style) brought $575, Triton 1/04.) Minimum Bid $55


PHOTOS LOTS 206-224 OBVS REVS


216 Den, FELICITAS PR, Felicitas stg l; AVF/F+, centered, full lgnds, a few inconspicuous scrs on obv, otherwise excellent metal with some lt toning. Nice bare headed portrait of fine style. Surprisingly scarce with rev lgnd ending PR. Minimum Bid $25


217 Sest, HILARITAS PR COS III, Hilaritas stg l, with 2 children; Choice VF/VF+, centered, full lgnds, significant edge split @ 3:00; olive green patina with strong paler green hilighting; fields apparently well smoothed, tho no tooling marks actually show. Highly attractive. (VFs brought $970, Rauch 4/06 and $1250, Peus 5/96.) Minimum Bid $250


218 Antioch, Tet, Eagle stg r, head l, on animal's leg; F-VF/VF, nrly centered but much of lgnds wk or off, good bright silver with minimal granularity & tone in recesses; nice portrait with much detail; eagle's head weak & flan flaw on his breast. Ex European auction as simply AVF. (A VF brought $371 on $400 bid in my 9/99 sale; VF with scrs & flan crack, $633,CNG 12/96.) MB $70


219 ANTONINUS PIUS, Den, ANNONA AVG, modius sprouting corn ears & maracas; EF, ragged-edged flan, obv centered with comolete lgnd, rev sl off-ctr with a couple letters off; good silver with medium grey toning; finely styled portrait with excellent detail. Scarcer type. (An EF brought $300, Lanz 6/11.) Min Bid $75


220 Dup, COS IIII, Aequitas stg l; F-VF/VF, well centered, full lgnds, tan-brown patina with ltly granular surface. Nice strong portrait. (A VF (catalogued as “of great rarity”) brought $263, Kunker 9/11.) Minimum Bid $20


221 Sest, SC, Mars adv r, carrying trophy; AEF, obv sl off-ctr with some lgnd crowded or wk, rev well centered; lt tan “Tiber” patina with lt granularity, more on rev than obv; portrait of fine style with very sharp hair & beard detail. Better type. (An EF brought $17,054, NAC 5/12; GVF $2200, CNG 6/99.) Minimum Bid $325


222 Sest, MONETA AVG, Moneta stg l, VF, well centered, full lgnds (sl wk on rev), dark green patina with some lighter hilighting, sl to moderate surface roughness. Portrait & Moneta show substantial detail. Decent. (A Good Fine with minor roughness brought $901, CNG eAuc 11/13. Contrary to form, I'm going to say I think it was significantly undergraded.) Minimum Bid $110


223 Quadrans, Bust r/Crossed club & caduceus; VG/F, brown patina, obv sl off-ctr, partial lgnd & some surface eroded by corrosion; rev well centered & nice. Not in great condition, but truly rare. (A “Near VF, [very] rough” which I would grade VG & definitely inferior, especially the rev, brought $123, CNG eAuct 8/12.) Minimum Bid $15


224 Egypt Tet., Nike adv l, LKA; Choice VF+, well centered on a large flan, full clr lgnds, silver color with lt tone & luster hints; well struck & detailed; teensy edge fault @ 9:30 obv. Unusually nice for these. Minimum Bid $110


225 – Æ33 Drachm, Serapis-Pantheos bust r, wearing Calathos & horn of Ammon, betw caduceus & cornucopiae, LZ; F/AVF, struck on a very unround flan, with the appearance of having a piece missing but apparently as made; smooth brown patina. The rev bust (not the ordinary Serapis) is quite nice, and a very rare type. (A slight variant, GVF, brought $2875, CNG 5/08.) MB $60

226 FAUSTINA SR, Den, AETERNITAS stg l; Choice VF+, nrly centered with full lgnds, excellent metal with lt russet toning, very nice detailed portrait. (A VF+ sold for $200, CGF 11/04.) MB $45


227 As, Type as last, VF, centered on a large flan with minor edge irregularity, full lgnds, dark brown patina with very lt granularity, portrait has strong detail. (A VF brought $185, Vedrines 3/89.) Minimum Bid $60

228 Sest, AVGVSTA, Ceres stg l; VF, centered on a sl unround flan, lgnds partly wk, dark brown patina with sl touches of roughness; portrait excellent with near EF coiffure detail. Pretty nice sestertius. (A VF brought $1100, Rauch 5/04; GVF $1380, CNMG 6/05.) Minimum Bid $100


229 MARCUS AURELIUS As Caesar, Den, TR POT XII COS II, Felicitas stg l; VF/F-VF, well centered, full though crude lgnds, good silver, nice strong portrait. (A VF (same type, diff dating) brought $162, Peus 11/04.) Minimum Bid $25


230 Sest, TR POT VIII COS II, Minerva stg l; VF/F, sl squared flan, obv centered a touch low, rev centered, some of lgnds wk; excellent smooth dark green patina. Portrait shows much curly hair detail. Very nice. (A Ch. VF brought $863, Ponterio 1/13; VF (mount removed?) $588, Spink 11/06.) Minimum Bid $100


231 As Aug., Den, IMP VII COS III, Victory std l; EF, well centered & struck, good full lgnds, nice bright silver. (A VF+ brought $130, Pegasi auc 4/11.) Minimum Bid $100


232 Dup, TRP X . . . COS III, Aequitas stg l; F+/F, obv well centered , lgnd partly wk/crude; rev lgnd missing at top; generally smooth dark green patina with strong paler green hilighting; portrait strong with reasonable detail. Minimum Bid $8


233 FAUSTINA JR, Den, FECVNDITAS stg r; F-VF, well-centered, rev lgnd softly struck, obv bold; good silver with lt tone.

Minimum Bid $20


234 LUCIUS VERUS, Sest, CONSECRATIO, Quadriga atop funeral pyre; VF-EF, nrly centered on sl squared flan; full lgnds, greenish-brown patina, glossy with generally minor roughness, but there is a significant area of surface erosion to left of pyre. It didn't really show (and wasn't mentioned) in the European sale catalog I bought it from! However, the portrait is excellent, with great hair & beard detail. Fairly rare. (A VF+/AEF, sl short flan, brought $2,836, ArtCoins 5/12.) Minimum Bid $200


PHOTOS LOTS 225-243 OBVS REVS


235 LUCILLA, As, IVNO REGINA, Juno stg l; what looks like a brontosaurus by Juno was meant to be a peacock; AEF/VF, centered, medium brown patina, only slightest porosity on obv, somewhat more on rev with an erosion spot at Juno's right arm. Portrait has unusually sharp hair detail. (A VF (generously graded) brought $367, Heidelberger 5/12.) Minimum Bid $80


236 COMMODUS, Den, TRP VI IMP IIII COS III PP, Pax stg l, Nice VF, well centered with full lgnds, good silver with lt tone, strong portrait. Pleasing quality for this reign. (A VF brought $146, CNG electronic auction 9/10.) Minimum Bid $45


237 Sest, Platform distribution scene with 4 figures, LIBERALI-TAS AVG in exergue, RIC300; F, centered, obv lgnd complete tho part wk; dark green-brown patina with minor roughness; decent portrait; rev scene fully clear, outer lgnd gone. Rare. (A porous Near VF, not greatly better, brought $291, CNG eAuction 9/12.)

Minimum Bid $25


238 PERTINAX, Den, LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia stg l; F/VG, well centered, good bright silver with just honest smooth wear, obv lgnd OK, rev lgnd mostly wk, portrait quite decent.

(A F brought $805, Ponterio 6/11.) Minimum Bid $300


239 CLODIUS ALBINUS, Den, MINER PACIF etc, Minerva stg l; VF/F-VF, typical small flan, not badly centered but much of lgnds off, good metal, nice portrait with strong hair detail. (An off-ctr VF brought $201 on $224 bid in my 4/02 sale.) Minimum Bid $100


240 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Den, AEQVITATI AVGG, Aequitas stg l; Nice VF, well centered on a full round flan, well struck, good metal with pleasant lt toning. Distinctive style of Laodicea mint; scarce. (A Near EF brought $291, CNG eAuct 8/11.)

Minimum Bid $30


241 Den, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Ruler sacrificing l.; EF, full flan, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, full lgnds. Well struck. Excellent metal with rich russet & bluish toning. A choice coin with full state-of-the-art whoop-dee-doo. (A GEF sold for $390, M&M 6/13; EF+ $697, Aureo & Calico 2/12.) Minimum Bid $60


242 Den, VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory adv r; EF, sl off-ctr, full lgnds, faintly granular surfaces but lusterlike with lt tone. Minor crudeness at rev bottom; sharp details. (An EF/VF+ brought $171 in my 11/12 sale; EF $575, Triton 1/11.) Minimum Bid $60


243 Serdica, Æ30, Hercules wrestling Nemean Lion, not in Varb or H&J, unpublished? VG/F, obv sl off-ctr with partial lgnd, rev centered with full lgnd but figures weak; smooth dark green patina. With Keith Candiotti's tag $175. Rare. (Same but Pautalia, porous F, brought $134, CNG eAuc 10/12.) Minimum Bid $15


244 JULIA DOMNA, Den, VESTA std l, EF, a hair off-ctr on a full round flan & complete, obv sharply struck with superb portrait detail, rev a mite crude; good silver with lt tone, colorful on rev. (An EF realized $270, Lanz 11/05.) Minimum Bid $55


245 Den, VESTA stg l, VF+, centered & complete, faintly grainy surfaces with lt grey toning, 2 almost invisible scrs in obv field, well struck with sharp portrait. (A GVF/VF brought $108, M&M 5/08.) Minimum Bid $30


246 CARACALLA, Den, PM TRP XVI COS IIII PP, Serapis stg l; EF, well centered, minor lgnd crudeness, ltly toned but a darker tone in rev left field. Bearded portrait exceptionally sharp. (An AEF brought $250, Gorny 3/06.) Minimum Bid $45


247 Den, PM TRP XVII COS IIII PP, Apollo std l, leaning on tripod & hldg branch (no scepter, not in RSC thus); EF, well centered & struck, good bright silver, sharp bearded portrait. (A Ch. EF brought $296 in my very own sale, 3/13.) Min Bid $80


248 Den, PONTIF TRP XII COS III, Concordia std l, Choice EF, well centered & struck, on a full flan, fresh lustery silver with whisper of toning. Nice sharp bearded portrait. (An EF sold for $314, Gorny 10/12.) Minimum Bid $80


249 Den, PONTIF TRP VIIII COS II, Mars stg l; EF/VF, centered on a large, sl raggy flan, good metal with lt tone, nice sharp youthful portrait. (A GVF brought $173, CNG eAuct 6/09.)MB $45


250 Den, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus stg l; Choice VF-EF, perfectly centered & well struck, good metal with contrasting dark tone in recesses. Excellent bearded bust. (A VF+ brought $140, Nomisma 10/04; EF $584, Gorny 10/13.) Minimum Bid $35


251 Serdica, Æ29, Tyche stg l.; F+, centered, lgnds complete with only sl wkness, dark grey-brown patina, decent surfaces, tiny centration dimple each side. (A VF brought $200, Pegasi 5/12.)

Minimum Bid $15


252 PLAUTILLA, Den, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus stg l, w/cupid; VF/AVF, well centered, good bright silver, sl softness on rev.

(A VF brought $92 on $105 bid in my 11/07 sale; GVF [I'd grade AVF] $200, Davisson 10/11.) Minimum Bid $45


253 GETA, As Caesar, Den, FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas

stg l; EF/VF, centered on a flan quite ragged at obv bottom & rev top; obv well struck, rev lgnd partly crude; bright silver with luster. (An AEF/VF brought $91 in my sale 9/09.) Minimum Bid $40

254 Den, PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Geta stg left by trophy; EF, well centered, ragged edge, a little lgnd crudeness mainly on rev; portrait exceeeeedingly sharp. (A VF+/VF brought $274, iNumis 10/10.) Minimum Bid $60


255 As Aug., Den, PONTIF TRP II COS II, Genius at altar; EF/VF, well centered & nicely struck, good bright metal; strong bearded portrait. (A VF+ brought $150, Pegasi 5/12.) MB $45


256 MACRINUS, Laodiceia ad Mare, Æ27, ROMAE FEL, Wolf & twins; AEF, nrly centered, almost complete lgnds, dark steel-brown patina with some tiny porosity (perhaps a bit smoothed), one pit on wolf's shoulder. Strong portrait detail. (A GVF sold for $431, Triton 1/05.) Minimum Bid $65


PHOTOS LOTS 244-268 OBVS REVS


257 ELAGABALUS, Den, PM TRP III COS III PP, Sol adv l; EF, centered, decently struck, bright silver, sharp portrait. (An EF brought $220, UBS 1/09.) Minimum Bid $50


258 Den, SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus stg r; VF/VF+, a hair off-ctr, full lgnds, darkish tone. (A VF brought $123, Peus 4/04.)

Minimum Bid $25


259 Ant, LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia stg l; VF, well centered on oval flan, decent strike & metal with lt tone, bold features. (A VF brought $101, Gitbud 11/13.) Minimum Bid $35


260 Tomis, Æ26, Asklepios stg l; F-VF/F+, obv nrly centered with full lgnd, rev sl off-ctr with lgnd partly flat at rt; smooth dark greenish patina; small centration dimple; portrait shows some hair detail. (A GVF, patina stripped, brought $146, CNG eAuc 2/10.)

Minimum Bid $12


261 JULIA MAESA, Den, PVDICITIA std l, Choice EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr with minor lgnd crowding; excellent metal with luster hints & lt tone; well struck with sharp portrait & rev figure. (A Near EF sold for $368, CNG 5/11; EF minus, $630, Aureo & Calico 2/12.) Minimum Bid $90


262 JULIA PAULA, Sest, CONCORDIA std l, copy, struck in copper, EF, lt tone, nice substantial piece. Minimum Bid $15


263 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Den, MARS VLTOR, Mars adv r; Choice EF, centered, obv well struck with sharp bearded portrait; rev a bit soft on torso; good bright lustery silver. (An EF brought $355, Gorny 10/09; EF/VF+ $200, iNumis 3/07.) Min Bid $60


264 Same, VF, centered, good strike, nice metal with lt tone. (A Ch. VF brought $46 in my 2/05 sale.) Minimum Bid $20


265 Egypt Tet, LIB, Alexandria stg l w/head of Serapis, palm branch; F-VF, nrly centered, obv lgnd crowded/wk at top, generally smooth dark grey-brown, slightest traces of porosity, nice portrait with detail. Seems to be a rare rev, as I could not find a sale record. Minimum Bid $40


266 ORBIANA, Den, CONCORDIA AVGG, Concord std l; EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete; bright lusterlike silver, sl granularity mainly on rev. Nice sharp portrait. (An EF sold for $1660, Gorny 3/11; VF $810, DNW 3/07.) Min Bid $325


267 JULIA MAMAEA, Sest, VESTA stg l; In NGC slab, “XF, Strike 5/5, surf 3/5, lt. smoothing.” It is AEF, well centered & struck, nice warm brown patina with almost no porosity. The smoothing if any is very subtle. A pleasing bold coin with excellent portrait. (An EF brought $1610, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $200

PHOTOS LOT 267 OBV REV


268 MAXIMINUS I, Den, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax stg l; Choice EF, well centered & struck on a full flan, excellent metal with pleasant medium toning. Portrait & Pax sharply detailed. Photo doesn't adequately capture portrait detail. (An EF brought $395, Rauch 12/10; GVF $250, M&M 4/04.) Minimum Bid $85


269 GORDIAN III, Ant, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia stg l; EF, well centered, obv sharply struck with strong hair detail, rev typically a bit soft; bright lustery silver. (An EF/AEF brought $77 on $125 bid, FSR 6/08; EF $225, Titano 10/04.) Minimum Bid $35


270 Ant, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus stg l, with shield; Choice EF, well centered & both sides sharply struck on a large flan, good bright silver, portrait particularly crisp and rev figure well detailed too. (An EF/AEF brought $250, Lanz 5/09; EF $233, Gorny 10/13.)

Minimum Bid $50


271 Sest, SECVRITAS AVG, Securitas std l, VF/AVF, well centered on a hefty flan, glossy deep green patina, basically smooth on obv, minutely granular on rev; tiny edge crack detectable on rev; portrait has full laurel wreath. Pleasant.

(A VF brought $361, Rauch 11/09.) Minimum Bid $45


272 Caesarea, Drachm, Mount Argaeus, ET-Delta; EF/VF-EF, nrly centered, complete lgnds, well struck, portrait sharp; good metal with lt tone. A group of these has come on the market; I picked the best with utmost care. (A VF brought $483, Lanz 5/09; EF $301 on $350 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $100


273 – Æ22, six grain ears in basket, ET-Z; VF, nrly centered, lgnds complete (some crowding obv top), dark tone with under-lying brassy metal exposed on high points; portrait shows strong laurel wreath. (A VF sold for $150, M&M 9/95.) Minimum Bid $20


274 Antioch Tet., Eagle facg, hd l, ram & crescent below, Pr.295; Nice VF/VF+, obv sl off-ctr but lgnd complete & clear, rev well centered & sharp, excellent metal with medium grey tone. Full laurel wreath. (A VF brought $410, Gorny 3/10.) Min Bid $70


275 PHILIP I, Ant, PM TRP II COS PP, Phil std l on curule chair; EF, virtually mint state, obv sl off-ctr but complete on a large flan, well struck with only minor lgnd crudeness, portrait & rev figure both quite sharp. Bright lustery silver. (An AEF brought $165, Elsen 3/04; EF $304, Artemide 4/12.) Minimum Bid $45


276 Ant, ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma std l; EF, well centered & struck, only minor crudeness in rev lgnd, good silver with lt tone

(a mellow look unlike the usual whiteish one). Portrait quite sharp. (EF brought $250, Lanz 11/07; AEF $180, Gorny 3/08) MB $35


277 Ant, VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus stg r; VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but lgnd complete, good silver. Nice for this, a scarce Antioch mint issue (obv lgnd ends PM=Persicus Maximus), Persian victory series. (An AEF, lt rough [I grade AVF], obv lgnd variant, brought $535, Lanz 12/12.) Minimum Bid $40


PHOTOS LOTS 269-288 OBVS REVS


278 Sest, AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas stg l, VF/F, nrly centered, lgnds partly wk, dark green-brown patina, only sl rough on obv, more so on rev; good portrait with sharp hair & laurel wreath detail. (A VF brought $500, CNG 9/07.) Minimum Bid $25


279 Antioch, Tet, Radiate bust r/Eagle stg l, ANTIOXIA SC below; Choice EF, nrly centered, full clear lgnds, good metal with deep blue-grey toning. Portrait exceedingly sharp with every tiny hair visible. Scarcer with radiate bust. (A VF+ brought $312, iNumis 3/10.) Minimum Bid $110


280 OTACILIA Severa, Ant, CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia std l, EF, centered on large flan, bright lusterlike silver with minimally granular surface; rev typically a mite soft, portrait quite sharp. (A Ch. EF sold for $271 on $297 bid in my 11/12 sale.) Min Bid $35


281 Ant, PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia std l, Mint State, well centered on large oval flan, strike typically somewhat crude on rev, portrait sharp; excellent metal with brilliant mint luster. (An AEF with rev flaw brought $305, Kunker 9/06.) Minimum Bid $60


282 PHILIP II, As Caesar, Ant, PRINCIPI IVVENT, Phil stg l, with captive (scarcer thus); EF, well centered on a large flan, obv well struck with full sharp portrait detail, good metal with lt tone; rev more bright & lusterlike, with sl granularity/crudeness. (A VF brought $145, Peus 5/08; AEF $235, Titano 2/05.) Min Bid $45


283 Deultum, Æ21, Radiate bust/Eagle facg, hd r.; F+/F-VF, nrly centered, lgnds all present, sl 2-toned green patina with minor roughness, centration dimples. Rare? Minimum Bid $12


284 TRAJAN DECIUS, Ant, DACIA stg l; Mint State, well cent-ered, decent strike for this with much portrait hair detail & rev rather sharper than usual. Very lustrous silver with lt tone. (“Virt. As struck” brought $455, LHS 4/08; Ch. EF $468, CNG 12/96.) Minimum Bid $55


285 As, LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas stg l; VF, a hair off-ctr, minor lgnd loss, dark brown patina with traces of smoothing & some remaining porosity; portrait has full laurel wreath, but a shallow pit on jaw. Scarce. Poor photo. (A F+/VF sold for $255, iNumis 10/10.) Minimum Bid $30


286 Egypt Tet, Eagle l., hd r, LA; Nice AVF/VF, nrly centered on a hefty flan, full lgnd, smooth dark brown surfaces, full laurel wreath on portrait. (A GVF brought $177, CNG eAuc. 7/07.)

Minimum Bid $45


287 HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA, Ant, PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia std l; EF, virtually mint state, a hair off-ctr but full lgnds (typically somewhat crude); portrait sharp; bright l;ustery silver with lt. tone. (A Ch EF brought $271 in my 3/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $40


288 TREBONIANUS GALLUS, Ant, ROMAE AETERNAE AVG, Roma std l, IV below; VF, nrly centered on large sl ragged flan, minor edge split, full lgnds, weak at rev top; good bright silver with lt tone, nice strong portrait. Probably little actual wear. (An AVF brought $33, Phillips 6/03.) Minimum Bid $17

289 VOLUSIAN, Ant, AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas stg l; AEF, obv nrly centered, rev well centered, strong strike on both sides, good metal with accentuating tone in recesses. Nice. (A VF-EF sold for $235, Gorny 3/08; VF/AEF $210, Lanz 11/07.) MB $50


290 AEMILIAN, Ant, APOL CONSERVAT, Apollo stg l; AVF, centered, sm edge split, and a long meandering crack not obvious to casual inspection; full lgnds, tho somewhat wk on obv, & rev rather softly struck; medium grey toning. Portrait nice with much detail. (A VF brought $448, CNG eAuc 5/09.) Minimum Bid $80


291 VALERIAN I, Ant, PM TRP V COS IIII PP, Val & Gallienus stg with shields & spears; EF, a hair off-ctr, minor lgnd crowding, sl crudeness, silver color with lt grey tone & luster hints, good hair detail on portrait. Better rev type, a reprise of Augustus denarius. (An EF brought $175, Lanz 5/03.) Minimum Bid $30


292 GALLIENUS, Ant, PROVID AVG, Providentia stg l, P-II; EF, obv nice, nrly centered & not badly struck with shartp portrait, silvered surface with lt tone; rev is partly wk struck with a little dark speckling. Minimum Bid $9


293 Ant, SECVRITAS AVG, Securitas leaning on column, VI; EF,. Centered on a large flan, a little of obv edge bitten off by a hedgehog; good strike with wkness only on a few letters, portrait & rev figure sharply detailed. Medium brown with underlying silvering evident, particularly on rev. Overdescribed, but don't hold that against the coin. (This exact variety, EF/VF with striking wkness brought $134, Rauch 9/11.) Minimum Bid $15


294 SALONINA, Ant, CONCORDIA AVG, Ruler & wife clasp hands; VF+/F-VF, perfectly centered on a large flan, obv sharply struck, rev soft, hence my careful split grade; good metal with grey-brown tone. Portrait quite bold. . (A VF brought $155, Peus 4/04.) Minimum Bid $18


295 VALERIAN II, Ant, PIETAS AVGG, Jug & other doodads; VF, well centered on a large flan, minor edge irregularities; decent strike with only sl crudeness; good metal with even deep grey toning. Nice for this. (A GVF brought $1150 (not a typo), CNG 9/10.) Minimum Bid $30


296 SALONINUS, Ant, SPES PVBLICA, Ruler & Spes stg, wreath above; EF, nrly centered on a large flan, full lgnds, obv quite sharply struck with exceptional portrait detail, really choice; rev a bit soft; darkish grey toning over surfaces glittery but very sl granular mainly on rev. Teensy edge flaw at rev top, but now this is real nitpicking, so cut it out, Robinson. This is a great coin.

(An EF brought $681, Kunker 11/13; EF with sl. corr, $527,

Hirsch 9/13.) Minimum Bid $125


297 MACRIANUS, Ant, SOL INVICTO, Sol stg l; F-VF/AF, obv well centered with full clear lgnd, rev sl off-ctr; silver-grey surfaces moderately rough, more on rev than obv; portrait not bad with some detail. (A F brought $350, Berk 3/08.) Minimum Bid $40


298 POSTUMUS, Ant, ORIENS AVG, Sol adv l; EF, virtually as struck, obv centered & complete on a ragged flan, rev somewhat off-ctr but full lgnd; lustery brown surfaces; nice sharp portrait. (An EF sol;d for $345, NY Sale 1/10.) Minimum Bid $50


299 Ant, PM TRP COS II PP, Ruler stg l; VF, centered on a large flan, lgnds somewhat crude, glossy medium brown surfaces. (A VF brought $41 on $45 bid in my 6/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $15


300 Doub. Sest, FIDES MILITVM, Fides stg w/standards; F/VG, centered, 2-toned tan-brown, part of obv lgnd & most of rev lgnd wk, decent surfaces, bold portrait. (A Fine brought $358, CNG eAuc. 11/12.) Minimum Bid $25


PHOTOS LOTS 289-310 OBVS REVS


301 AUREOLUS, in name of Postumus, Ant, FIDES EQUIT, Fides std l; VF, well centered, full lgnds, glossy dark steely-brown surfaces, nice for this. (A GVF with sl porosity realized $423, CNG 9/13.) Minimum Bid $40


302 MARIUS, Ant, VICTORIA AVG, Victory stg l; VF, well cent-ered, crudely struck, particularly on rev, grey-brown with a some-what speckly grainy look. Portrait, however, is decent with much detail. (A VF/F sold for $475, Munz Zentrum 1/08; AVF (rev very crude) $402, Artemide 10/13.) Min Bid $100


303 CLAUDIUS II, Ant, PAX AVG, Pax adv l, T; EF, a tiny bit off-ctr, a little lgnd crowding, smooth steel-brown surfaces, sharp detail on portrait & Pax. (A VF+ realized $125, Emporium Hamburg 11/03.) Minimum Bid $25


304 Egypt Tet, LB, Nike adv l; EF, centered, full lgnd, olive-brown patina, no porosity; rev particularly boldly struck & attractive.

(Same but Nike rt (commoner), VF, brought $480 (yes, $480), Peus 4/13.) Minimum Bid $50


305 QUINTILLUS, Ant, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna stg l, VF,

but somewhat off-ctr on smallish flan with not much lgnd; edge split; 2-toned green patina; portrait quite nice with strong detail.

(A F+ sl grainy brought $75 in my 9/09 sale.) Minimum Bid $15


306 VICTORINUS, Ant, SALVS AVG, Salus stg r; EF/VF, well centered, full lgnds, glossy dark brown surfaces, rev somewhat softly struck, portrait nice. Poor photo. (A VF brought $160, Peus 10/01.)

Minimum Bid $18


307 AURELIAN, Ant, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Ruler & wife clasp scissor-hands, XXIS; Choice EF+, centered on a sl unround flan, sharply struck with excellent portrait; glittery silvered surfaces with lt tone. (An EF brought $200, Lanz 11/07.) Minimum Bid $35


308 Ant, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female giving wreath to Ruler; EF, well centered & sharply struck on a large round flan; teensy edge crack; silvered surfaces with lt tone. (EFs brought $450, Gorny 10/07 and $274, Peus 11/10.) Minimum Bid $35


309 Same but RESTITVTOR spelled out, scarcer; Choice EF, perfectly centered on a full near-round flan; both sides nicely struck; glittery silvered surfaces with rich bluish-grey toning.

Minimum Bid $35


310 SEVERINA, Ant, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concord w/2 standards; EF+, centered on a large flan, well struck with no wkness; silvered with lt tone on raised parts; very sharp hair detail. (A VF brought $306, Peus 4/11; EF $385, H&A 3/09.) Minimum Bid $60


311 VABALATHUS, Ant, His bust/Aurelian bust, S below; F-VF

or so, centered, full lgnds, somewhat rough grey-green surfaces with underlying silvering. Obv not great; rev pretty decent with VF portrait. (A VF brought $201 on $250 bid in my 9/09 sale) MB $15


312 TETRICUS I, Barbarous radiate, lgnds illiterate, rev ...GNS AVGG, Virtus stg l; VF, rev sl off-ctr, grey-brown, portrait shows much detail. Good example of this coinage. Minimum Bid $8


313 TACITUS, Ant, CONCORD MILIT, Ruler & Concord clasp hands, XXIS; EF, centered on a large, sl oval flan; well struck; glossy dark brown surfaces with only very minor imperfections; portrait quite sharp. (An EF brought $420, Gorny 3/06.) MB $45


314 FLORIAN, Ant, FIDES MILIT, Fides stg l; F/F-VF, nrly centered, grey-brown, a little crusting within obv lgnd; decent portrait. Minimum Bid $20


315 PROBUS, Ant, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Jupiter gives Victory to Ruler; EF, centered, obv sharply struck with great portrait detail; rev rather softly struck with part of lgnd almost flat; silvered surf-aces with lt tone, a bit darker on Probus's neck. (A VF/EF brought $76 on $91 bid, FSR 5/09; EF $375, Gorny 10/06) Min Bid $20


316 Same but thick heavy specimen, 6.23 gms (quick look in CNG archive found none that wasn't well under 5 gms); VF, cent-ered, medium brown patina, minor traces of porosity. MB $10


317 Ant, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female gives wreath to Ruler, EF, well centered & nicely struck with no wkness, silvered surfaces with dark tone on highest points. Nice. (An EF sold for $220, CNG 9/97.) Minimum Bid $30


318 Ant, bust left with scepter, elaborate vestments/SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga l., R-wreath-Gamma; Superb EF, well centered & sharply struck, silvered with lt tone on high points; great portrait detail; highly attractive. (An EF brought $230, NY Sale 1/09; EF $205, Gorny 10/09.) Minimum Bid $45


319 Egypt Tet, LZ, Eagle l., head r; VF, nrly centered, full lgnd, medium brown, very sl graininess, good detail on portrait.

(A VF brought $40 on $73 bid, FSR 1/01.) Minimum Bid $15


320   Withdrawn


321 CARINUS (As Caes.), Ant, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Carinus stg l w/standard & scepter; EF, well centered, small edge irreg-ularity, obv sharply struck with excellent detailed portrait, rev has just a little striking softness; silvered surfaces with lt tone. Very nice. (A Near EF brought $493, CNG eAuct 6/10.) Min Bid $75


PHOTOS LOTS 311-332 OBVS REVS


322 DIOCLETIAN, Follis, SACRA MONET etc, Moneta stg l, ST•; Choice EF, perfectly centered & sharply struck with no trace of wkness; good lustrous silvering with lt tone on high parts. Nice quality. (An EF brought $345, Helios 4/08.) Minimum Bid $75


323 Egypt Tet, LB, Homonoia stg l; VF/EF, somewhat off-ctr, partial obv lgnd, smooth chocolate brown with some green hilighting on obv; much portrait detail, Homonoia (the daughter of Homophobia & Paranoia) unusually well detailed. (A VF brought $110, Peus 4/11.) Minimum Bid $15


324 MAXIMIAN, Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, AQS; EF, centered, well struck both sides with a particularly well modeled figure of Genius; lt brown tone with a lot of lemony silvering in protected areas. (An EF brought $310, M&M 11/02; VF+ $380 (!) iNumis 3/10.) Minimum Bid $45


325 Argenteus, VIRTVS MILITVM, Tetrarchs sacrificing before city gate; Choice EF+/EF, centered & well struck, nice bright silver with hint of tone. Portrait quite sharp. No flan crack. (An EF brought $2325, Aureo & Calico 2/12; EF $2000, Varesi 11/06.)

Minimum Bid $400


326 CARAUSIUS, Ant, PAX AVG, Pax stg l, F-O/ML; EF, well centered, full lgnds, decently struck; grey-brown tone with considerable silvering evident. Nice strong portrait. Very pleasing quality for this, and a scarcer variety. (Efs of the type brought $1150, Triton 1/11 and $3360, NAC 5/12.) Minimum Bid $300


327 CONSTANTIUS I, Follis, Bust left, carrying spear/GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, altar, B/PLC; EF, well centered, obv nicely struck, rev has a small weak area at top; lt olive-brown tone on silvered surfaces. Rare bust type. (A VF+/VF brought $202, iNumis 3/09.) Minimum Bid $90


328 Follis, SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthage stg left; F+, warm smooth 2-toned brown; well centered on a smallish flan with full lgnds, bold rim on rev, possibly rounded to fit in jewelry?? Scarce type. Minimum Bid $10


329 GALERIUS (As Caes), Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, ATR; EF, well centered & decently struck, silvered surfaces with lt grey-brown tone. Sharp portrait. (A Ch. EF sold for $212 on $250 bid, FSR 3/08; EF $340, Peus 4/11.) MB $45


330 Ant, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Jupiter gives Victory to Ruler, KA betw; VF, obv centered with full lgnd, rev sl off-ctr losing lgnd at right; dark green patina with strong contrasting orangy cover.

(A F+ brought $31 on $62 bid, FSR 8/91.) Minimum Bid $8


331 (As Aug.) Follis, VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Mars adv r, MKV; Choice EF+, virtually mint state, obv perfectly centered & quite sharply struck with every tiny hair crisp; rev centered with strike just a trifle soft; silvered surfaces with lt grey-brown tone. Very nice coin. (An EF brought $375, Lanz 5/06; EF, sl. corrosion, $368, Hirsch 9/07.) Minimum Bid $75


332 MAXENTIUS, Fol, CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma & Ruler with captive in 4-column temple, wolf & twins on pediment, angels at corners, AQP; Virtually as struck but with some striking wkness so I will conservatively call it VF; obv sl off-ctr crowding some lgnd; rev well centered; lustrous silvery-brown surfaces; much sharp hair detail. (A VF brought $204, Peus 11/08.) Min Bid $25


333 1/3 Follis, VOT QQ MVL X in wreath, no mm; AVF, nrly centered, dark green patina with earthen hilighting, sl obv lgnd wkness, rev bold. Very scarce little item! (A VF with obvious obv blemishes sold at $165, CNG “Coin Shop” #873970.) Min Bid $30


334 MAXIMINUS II, As Aug., Red. Follis, GENIO POP ROM, Genius stg l, PLN (London); EF, nrly centered on a sl ragged oval flan, full lgnds, glossy smooth dark olive green patina, rev lgnd just sl soft, portrait sharp. Ex Durrington Hoard. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $213, CNG eAuc 10/13.) Minimum Bid $45


335 LICINIUS I, Reduced Fol, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter stg l, eagle, SIS; EF/VF, sl oval flan, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, few letters crowded; brown patina with a little green hilighting, obv lustery & sharply struck. (An EF brought $48 on $64 bid in my 8/94 sale.) Minimum Bid $15


336 LICINIUS II, Æ3, Mantled bust r hldg mappa/PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Camp gate, SMH-Gamma; EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete, good strike, silvered surfaces with some tone mainly on rev, obv is bright. (A Near EF brought $104, CNG 9/02.) Minimum Bid $25


337 CONSTANTINE I, Æ3, CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Constantinopolis std with trophy & captive, CONS; EF, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr to top affecting a few letters; glossy smooth dark brown surfaces; particular good detail on this scarce rev.

(An EF brought $575, Triton 1/07.) Minimum Bid $55


338 Æ3, GLORIA EXERCITVS, 2 standards betw soldiers, SMANB, EF, nrly centered, full lgnds, glossy olive-brown surfa-ces, nicely struck with much sharp detail. (A Ch. AEF/VF brought $54 on $80 bid, FSR 11/07; EF $200, Gorny 3/09.) Min Bid $20


339 Æ3, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, camp gate, SMN-Delta; EF, perfectly centered, obv sharply struck, rev could be a trifle stronger but let's not quibble. Grey-brown patina. Nice. (An EF sold for $77 on $150 bid in my 11/06 auction.) Minimum Bid $18


340 Red. Fol, SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol stg l, PTR; Choice Mint State, well centered, obv sharply struck with highly glittery silver-brown luster; rev has just a touch of striking crudeness, and is somewhat more toned. Quite exceptional quality. (An AEF brought $250, Emp. Hamburg 5/07; only VF (same mintmk) $170, Gorny 10/09.) Minimum Bid $65


341 Æ3 or Argenteus, Helmeted bust l., with spear & shield/ VICTORIAE LAETAE etc, 2 Victories etc, ASIS; Choice VF, nrly centered, lgnds complete, glossy smooth dark green-brown with a little silvering in protected areas. Bust style & rev type exactly that of the argenteus. Scarce. (A VF like this brought $476,. iNumis 10/10.) Minimum Bid $17


342 Æ3, Helmeted bust r/VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscr VOT XX, 2 captives, SF-IL-ASIS*; EF/VF-EF, a hair off-ctr & complete, smooth dark greenish-brown, minor crudeness on rev, sharp bust. (A VF brought $44 on $90 bid, FSR 6/05; VF-EF $120, Munz Zentrum 9/12.) Minimum Bid $20


343 Æ3 , VOT XX in wreath, lgnd around, ARLS; EF, perfect centering, obv has sl dusty pale green patina with underlying silvering, portrait detail very sharp; rev lusterlike but with granular surface in fields. (An EF sold for $56 on $70 bid, FSR 3/06; EF $180, Lanz 5/04.) Minimum Bid $15


PHOTOS LOTS 333-356 OBVS REVS


344 Æ3, bust left with spear, 2 hands visible/VOT XX MVLT XXX TS-Gamma; EF/VF, well centered, smooth dark patina with dramatic hilighting, very attractive; rare reverse, plus a most unusual bust type. (An EF brought $462, CGB 4/12.) MB $40


345 COMMEMORATIVE, Æ3, VRBS ROMA, Roma bust l./wolf & twins, 2 stars, Gamma-SIS; Choice EF+, virtually mint state, perfectly centered & well struck, lustery darkish silvery-brown surfaces. Very sharp & nice. (An EF brought $161 in my 11/13 sale; green AU $675, Gorny 10/04.) Minimum Bid $35


346 CONSTANTINOPOLIS Æ3, bust l./Victory on prow left, •SMKE; EF/VF, well centered, sil;vered surfaces with dusty drey-brown tone & very sl granularity. (A VF sold for $96, Schulman 3/12.) Minimum Bid $17


347 HELENA, Æ3, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas stg l, Gamma-SIS; EF, well centered & struck, silvered surfaces with tone on raised parts, minor surface blemishes mainly on rev; sharp portrait detail. Nice. (An EF brought $211 in my 9/09 sale; EF $748, Stacks 1/09.) Minimum Bid $75


348 FAUSTA, Æ3, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Fausta stg w/babies, SMKB; EF+/EF, perfectly centered & well struck, lt green tone with lots of silvering evident, just a bit dusty looking in rev field. Portrait detail incredibly, almost preternaturally sharp. (An EF/AEF brought $460, H&A 10/04; EF/AEF $470, Lanz 11/05.)

Minimum Bid $120


349 CRISPUS, Æ3, ALAMANNIA DEVICTA, Victory & captive, SIRM; EF/VF, well centered & struck, green-brown patina with underlying silvering, rev faintly grainy; portrait sharp. Difficult type. (A VF-EF brought $220, Gorny 3/09.) Minimum Bid $30


350 Æ3, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, globe on altar, C-R/PLC; AEF/VF, centered, well struck, dk brown with grass-green hiligh-ting. Nice, and actually scarcer with plain bust rt. (Much nicer than a VF-EF with corrosion bringing $92, Heidelb. 11/11.) MB $20


351 DELMATIUS, Æ3/4, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Standard betw soldiers, BSIS*; Choice EF, well centered & sharply struck, glossy smooth dk green patina, slightest trace of cleaning marks mainly on rev. Very nice. Very Poor photo. (An EF/VF brought $296, M&M 5/10; EF $713, Aureo & Calico 2/12.) Minimum Bid $75


352 CONSTANTINE II, Æ3/4, GLORIA EXERCITVS, 2 stan-dards betw soldiers, SMANS; Superb EF+, well centered & sharply struck, glowing smooth dark brown surfaces. (A Ch EF brought $176 on $250 bid in my 12/11 sale.) Minimum Bid $25

353 Æ3, Bust left/PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate, SMAL; EF, well centered, obv sharp with smooth dark greenish patina, interesting bust style with snaky necklace; rev has some patchy silvering traces & lgnd crudeness. (EF $145, Lanz 5/02.)MB $20


354 Æ3, VOT X in wreath, lgnd around, RT; EF, well centered & nicely struck with sharp portrait; smooth medium brown, lustery on rev. Poor photo. (An EF realized $203, CGF 6/04.) Minimum Bid $25


355 CONSTANS 1/2 Cent, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix on pyre, Gamma-SIS-thingie like a J on its side; AEF, nrly centered, full lgnds, well struck; glossy smooth dark green patina. Very nice for this. (A GVF brought $110, Vecchi 10/97.) Minimum Bid $20


356 Æ4, VICTORIAE etc, 2 Victories, Gamma-SIS, HA monogram in field; EF, perfectly centered & well struck, smooth brown, hard to find this good. Minimum Bid $20

357 CONSTANTIUS II (As Caes) Æ3, GLORIA EXERCITVS, 2 standards betw soldiers, SMANH; AEF/VF, perfectly centered & well struck, smooth dark brown, nice. Minimum Bid $12


358 (As Aug), Cent, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, •SMKB; EF/AEF, obv perfectly centered, rev

nrly so, pretty good strike with some sl lgnd wkness; lt tone on silvered surfaces; nice sharp portrait. (A VF+ brought $225, iNumis 3/10; EF with sl corr $640, Helios 3/11.) Min Bid $30


359 VETRANIO, 1/2 Cent, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler stg w/labarum, Gamma-SIS; F, well centered, sl thick grass-green patina, lgnds complete with some wkness, face somewhat indistinct. Scarcer type (A VF/F, rough rev, brought $200, Lanz 5/87) Minimum Bid $25


360 MAGNENTIUS, Cent, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Putin on horse spearing Ukrainian, RE; VF/F-VF, perfectly centered on lquite arge flan, smooth medium brown, nice portrait with much hair detail. Scarcer type. (A F-VF/VF brought $111 on $200 bid, FSR 5/09; AVF $200, Titano 2/05.) Minimum Bid $30


361 DECENTIUS, Cent, VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG ET CAES, 2 Victories hldg shield, RSLC; EF, obv centered & well struck with full clear lgnd, sharp portrait with every hair visible; rev sl off-ctr with lgnd crowded at left; smooth dark brown surfaces. (A VF sold for $356, Lanz 12/12; AEF $450, Gorny 3/13.) Minimum Bid $85


362 JULIAN, Æ1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull stg r, ANT-Delta; F/F-VF, well centered, obv lgnd somewhat wk, lt brown with min-imal porosity, portrait decent, rev bold. Nice. (A F+ with lt marks & scrs brought $63 on $70 bid, FSR 3/06.) Minimum Bid $25


363 JOVIAN, Æ3, Bust left/VOT V MVLT X in wreath, HERACB; Choice EF, well centered & struck, glossy dark brown patina. Portrait detail exceedingly sharp. (A VF+ sold for $275, iNumis 3/10; GEF $450, Leu 5/95.) Minimum Bid $70


364 Æ1, VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler stg, CONSP-Gamma; VF, perfectly centered on a large round flan, well struck with everything bold; medium brown with minimal traces of porosity. Good portrait detail. Nice. (An AVF brought $221 on $350 bid in my 9/95 sale.) Minimum Bid $85

365 PROCOPIUS, Æ3, bust l./REPARATIO FEL TEMP, Ruler stg, SMH-Gamma; AVF, well centered, full lgnds, dark green patina with sl roughness but glossy. (A VF brought $228 on $450 bid in my 3/04 sale; VF $1050, Loiseau 4/95.) Minimum Bid $65


366 VALENTINIAN I, Æ3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler dragging captive, BSISC; EF, nrly centered, full lgnds, well struck with strong detail. Smooth chestnut brown surfaces. Pleasing.

(A NEF brought $160, CNG 9/97.) Minimum Bid $25


367 GRATIAN, Æ2, REPARATIO REIPVB, Ruler hldg Victory, kneeling female, ASISC; AVF, obv perfectly centered, lgnd sl wk; rev sl off-ctr with lgnd wk/off at right; smooth medium brown.

(A VF realized $630, Gorny 3/08.) Minimum Bid $22


PHOTOS LOTS 357-378 OBVS REVS


368 Siliqua, VRBS ROMA, Roma std l, TRPS; nice VF, nrly centered, virtually full lgnds, apparently no clipping (1.96 gm); good bright silver; nrly invisible edge crack. (A GVF brought

$298, NAC 5/13.) Minimum Bid $90


369 VALENS, Æ3, RESTITVTOR REIP, Ruler stg, ASIRM;

VF-EF, perfectly centered & well struck, glossy deep green pati-na; scarcer type. Poor photo. (An EF/VF+ brought $175, CGF 6/05.) MB $15


370 VALENTINIAN II, Æ2, VIRTVS EXERCITI, Ruler kicking captive, ANT-Delta; AEF/EF, well centered & struck, smooth

dark patina with strong orangy hilighting; portrait of fine style. Extremely nice for this. (A VF/AEF brouight $230, Lanz 11/05; EF $632, Gorny 3/10.) Minimum Bid $80


371 THEODOSIUS I, Æ2, Helmeted bust w/spear & shield/ GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler on boat w/Victory, CONB;

VF-EF/VF, centered on sl oval flan, brown patina, sl grainy mainly on rev; nice detailed bust. (An AVF/F+ brought $111 on $200 bid, FSR 3/06; VF $290, Gorny 3/08.) Minimum Bid $25


372 Æ3, CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis std, CONSB; VF, nrly centered, well struck, lt brown, good detail. (A VF in my 11/13 sale brought $27 on $44 bid.) Minimum Bid $10


373 ARCADIUS, Æ3, VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory crowning Ruler, ALEA; VF, nrly centered, obv lgnd crowded at left, smooth lt brown, excellent portrait, unusually nice for this. (A Ch. VF brought $32 on $35 bid in my 5/96 sale.) Minimum Bid $15


374 EUDOXIA, Æ3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Eudoxia std facg, F or better, small ragged flan, partial lgnds, crude, brown, but portrait shows much detail. (F-VF $120, Rauch 3/11.) MB $12


375 MAGNUS MAXIMUS Æ2, REPARATIO REIPVB, Ruler & kneeling girl, , obv lgnd partly off at rt, much rev lgnd & mintmk missing; smooth brown with some hilighting; portrait quite strong with full diadem. (A F+/AF brought $61 on $67 bid in my 7/07 sale; F $150, Asta del Titano 10/04.) Minimum Bid $20


376 Æ4, SPES ROMANORVM, camp gate, SMAQS; F-VF/VF, nrly centered, obv lgnd crowded/wk at rt, full rev lgnd; smooth dark patina with orangy hilighting. Quite good for this. (A F+ sold for $51 on $785 bid, FSR 9/09; VF $250, Titano 3/07.) MB $30


377 HONORIUS, Æ2, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler stg, ANT-Gamma; VF+/AVF, centered, full lgnds, basically smooth dark green patina with strong hilighting; unusually sharp portrait of fine style. (Nicer than a VF bringing $123, CNG eAuc. 4/14.) MB $50

BYZANTINE


378 ANASTASIUS I, Follis, S16, small module, offic.Gamma;

F-VF/AF, sl off-ctr on large flan, brown, minor porosity mainly on rev, some wkness but portrait strong. (An overall F brought $26 on $36 bid in my 3/06 sale.) Minimum Bid $15


379 JUSTINIAN I, Follis, S163, Facg bust/CON-XIIII-Delta, F/AVF, huge 40 mm flan, dark greenish-brown with sl porosity, face weak, rev bold. (A F+ brought $71 in my 1/98 sale.) MB $25


380 Follis, S201, Facg bust/NIKO-Xu-A, F-VF, sl off-ctr on oversized 40 mm flan, well struck with everything clear incl ruler's face; dark green patina with minor roughness mainly outside borders. (An AVF brought $112 on $150 bid, FSR 11/06.) MB $40


381 JUSTIN II, Follis, S360, Seated rulers/CON-uII-Gamma;

F+, obv sl off-ctr on ragged flan, warm smooth brown. (A F-VF realized $87 on $95 bid in my 9/10 sale.) Minimum Bid $10


382 ½ Fol, S370, Niko Yr 6; AVF, centered on ragged flan, medium brown, moderately grainy but much detail on figures.

(A VF+ brought $175, CGB 12/07.) Minimum Bid $15


383 TIBERIUS II, Follis, S430, Facg bust/Large M, CONE, Yr uI;

VF+, well centered on a ragged flan, sm edge split, dark steel-brown with sl granularity, strong portrait with much sharp detail including face. (A VF brought $860, Lanz 11/07.) Min Bid $55


384 MAURICE, Follis, S494, CON-IIII-E; F-VF/VF, nrly centered, a little crudeness, deep green patina, clear face on portrait.

(A VF/AVF bropught $57 on $111 bid in my 5/09 sale.) MB $15


385 HERACLIUS, GOLD Solidus, S738, 2 busts/ cross on steps, offic. E; VF, obv sl off-ctr, somewhat crudely struck, a few very minor scrs. Portraits not bad. (A VF brought $502, Elsen 3/08.)

Minimum Bid $265


386 10 Nummia, S885, Catania, Year V; F, somewhat off-ctr, sl grainy hilighted green patina. Face visible. Scarce mint.

(A VF brought $118, CNG eAuction 9/08.) Minimum Bid $12


PHOTOS LOTS 379-393 OBVS REVS


387 CONSTANS II, Follis, S-1109, Sicily; AVF, centered on a large elongated flan, generally smooth dark green patina with hilighting, obv quite nice for this, rev shows overstriking.

(A VF sold for $230, Gemini 1/11.) Minimum Bid $20


388 LEO III, Follis, S1531, F-VF, sl off-ctr on a very small flan, both portraits partly off; dark olive patina. Scarce. (An F-VF, also very small flan, brought $43 on $65 bid, FSR 5/98.) Min Bid $15


389 CONSTANTINE V, Follis, S-1569, 2 busts/1 bust, F-VF or so, centered on usual rather small flan, dark green patina with some hilighting. (An AVF brought $81 on $100 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $12


390 MICHAEL II, Follis, S1642, Michael & Theo facg/Large M, VF, centered on a large flan, pretty well struck with faces visible, pleasant green-brown patina. Attractive bold coin. (A VF brought $201 on $251 bid in my 9/09 sale; GVF $930, NAC 5/07.)MB $50


391 LEO VI, Follis, S1729, Facg bust/4 line lgnd; F or better, centered, sl crudeness, portrait reasonable; dark green-brown patina. (A VF brought $280, Lanz 11/07.) Minimum Bid $12


392 ANONYMOUS Follis, S1818, Christ bust facg/4-line lgnd; VF, overstruck & hence very crude, much of rev lgnd shows to right of bust. Christ portrait actually shows much detail including clear face. Dark greenish patina with some earth in recesses. (An AVF brought $86 on $150 bid, FSR 1/11.) Minimum Bid $25


393 Follis, S1823, Christ bust facg/cross & lgnd; F, sl off-ctr, smooth brown, everything clear tho face flat as usual. Rev bold. (A F+ brought $22 on $40 bid in my 4/02 sale.) Minimum Bid $5


394 CONSTANTINE X, Follis, S1853, Christ stg facg/2 figures;

F, a hair off-ctr, smooth dark patina with strong orangy hilighting; features quite bold, not messed up by overstrioke. (A F+ brought $55 in my 9/11 sale.) Minimum Bid $12


395 MICHAEL VII, Ar Miliaresion, S1874, big cross design above busts of Michael & Maria/5-line lgnd; F, clipped to inner border as every example seems to be, 1.68 gms, but good silver & bold features. Rare. (A VF, similarly clipped (1.64 gm), hardly better, brought $780, Lanz 6/10.) Minimum Bid $100


396 Alexius I, Tetarteron, S1931, Facg bust/jewelled cross; Nice AVF, nrly centered on elongated flan, smooth dark patina with pleasing orangy hilighting, much detail visible. (A VF sold

for $673 (not a typo), CNG eAuc 1/08.) Minimum Bid $20


397 ANDRONICUS II & MICHAEL IX, GOLD Hyperpyron, S2396, Virgin in city walls/Chriost, Andy & Mike; VF for this, very crude as usual with much wk striking on high points, sl edge crack. Ex my 6/13 sale @ $270. (A crude VF brought $460,

CNG 9/04.) Minimum Bid $180


OTHER OLD COINS


398 ACEH (or Acheh, Indonesia), GOLD Coupang (10 mm), Arabic each side, Sultan Abdullah, 1501-13??; after searching many photos the obv matches but not rev. Needs research. EF+, as struck & nice, fully gold color. Minimum Bid $35


399 BULGARIA, Ivan Shishman, 1371-93, Ar Denar (12 mm); Virgin & babe/Czar stg; VF, centered, a little crude/weak in centers, good metal with lt tone. Minimum Bid $13


400 CEYLON, Æ Massa (20 mm), Queen Lilavati, 1197-1210 AD, Monkey god/monkey god & lgnd; VF+, well centered & struck, 2-toned brown, a nice well-made coin. (A VF brought $23 on $30 bid in my 9/10 sale.) Minimum Bid $5


401 FRANCE, Lorraine, Charles III, 1545-1608, Ar Teston (27 mm), Bare head r/crowned shield; F, well struck, good metal with lt tone, minor adjustment marks on rev; pleasant. (A VF (legend variant) brought $365, CGB 2/12.) Minimum Bid $45


402 ENGLAND, Edward I, Ar Penny, Canterbury, S1419, VG-F, centered, good metal, some of lgnds & face weak but nose vis-ible, lt tone. (A VG brought $31 on $40 bid, FSR 5/10.) MB $12


403 Henry VI, Ar Groat (26+ mm), Facg bust/long cross & lgnds, S1859, Calais; overall F, obv sl off-ctr, outer lgnds mostly wk, darkish grey tone somewhat uneven on rev, many very sl scrs; but face quite strong so many would call this VF (including the dealer who last sold it). (A VF brought $570, Roma 8/13.) MB $60


404 Edward VI, Ar Shilling (32 mm), Facg bust/shield & cross, mm Y, S2482; AF/F, a full round coin with no bends or surface faults, just plain wear, good silver with lt tone; portrait details partly visible. (A creased GF brought $282, Baldw 5/05.)MB $110


PHOTOS LOTS 394-414 OBVS REVS


405 Charles I, Æ Richmond Farthing (16 mm), crown/crowned harp, Peck 182, mm 3 lis; F-VF, dark brown, sl off-ctr, edge irregularity, minor bendiness, die break by harp. Min Bid $10


406 GERMANY, Brandenburg Ar 6 Groschen (24 mm), 1683, Friedrich Wilhelm bust r/scepter & shields; VF, a little crude with some of lgnds wk, lt tone, strong portrait. (An AEF, also with wkness & looks hardly any better, sold for $469, Leipziger 12/13.)

Minimum Bid $30


407 HUNGARY, Bela III, Byzantine style follis, 29 mm, St. Mary stg facg/Bela & Stephen enthroned; EF, only sl cupped fabric, large flan, dark greenish-brown, minor roughness by obv edge, sharp details. (A VF-EF brought $81 in my 4/11 sale; VF-EF $198, Sincona 10/11; which would Jesus buy?) Min Bid $30

408 Ar Denar, 1534-KB, Madonna & child, VF, actually almost as struck but a little crude, lustrous with lt tone. Minimum Bid $5


409 Ar 15 Kreuzer 1695-KB (30 mm), Leo the Hogmouth bust/ Madonna & child in Sunburst, VF, well centered, good silver with luster, sl curled from roller dies. Minimum Bid $30


410 INDIA, Delhi Sultans, Ghorids, Mahmud Shah I, Ar Tankah, 1246-66, 26 mm; VF but peripheries flatly struck, bright silver with a touch of granularity, and a little bent. Not as bad as the photo. Needs love. Min Bid $6


411 LOT of 10 diff from BC to c.1500, starting with a decent punchmarked silver coin; more or less identified; condition low to middling; worth $20. Minimum Bid $17


412 ISLAMIC, Seljuk Turks, Kay Khusru II, 1237-46, Ar Dirham, 21 mm, Sunface above lion/Arabic lgnd; VF, sunface a bit weak but otherwise well struck with nice lt bluish-grey tone. (A VF brought $381, CNG eAuct 1/10.) Minimum Bid $45


413 Saffarids, Khalaf bin Ahmad, 981-1003, GOLD fractional dirhem (17 mm, 1.38 gm); Sijistan mint, EF, one small area of flat striking by rim, otherwise sharp, good gold color. (An EF (slight variant) brought $276, CNG eAuct 7/08.) Minimum Bid $90


414 ITALY, Naples, Robert of Anjou, 1309-43, Ar Gigliato (26+ mm), King std on lion throne/Floriate crioss; F, minor edge split, some wk lgnd, clear figure. (A VF brought $1,028, Peus 10/13 – frankly seems extreme.) Minimum Bid $40


415 POLAND, Sigismund III, Ar Poltorok (19 mm), 1623, Orb/shield; nice F-VF, centered, good silver, well struck for this. (A F brought $24 in my 1/10 sale.) Minimum Bid $7


416 SASSANIAN, Narseh, 293-302 AD, Drachm, 25 mm, Bust r/fire altar & attendants; F, but with a large ugly mount removal at obv top with small piece of coin missing. No way to soften this with weasel words like “slight.” But how about this: over 90% of the coin is nice. And it is quite scarce. (A GVF brought $920, CNG 5/12.) Minimum Bid $10

417 Hormizd II, 302-09, Drachm, 28 mm, Bust r/fire altar; EF, centered & well struck on both sides, good metal with lt tone,

nice strong portrait. Scarce. (An AEF brought $421 on $463 bid

in my 11/06 sale; VF $604, CNG 9/03; EF $1410, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $80


418 Varhran IV, Drachm, 24 mm, VF, good silver with lt tone,

obv well centered & struck for this with clear portrait, rev off-ctr & crudely struck. (A VF brought $80 on $150 bid in my 4/02 sale; GVF $633, CNG 9/08.) Minimum Bid $30


419 Yazdgard II, 438-57, Drachm, 31 mm, VF, well centered on large flan, minor traces of corrosion mainly in margins, rather crude strike particularly on rev. (A VF brought $575, Ponterio 4/08.) Minimum Bid $25


420 Khusru II, Drachm, Azerbaijan mint, Year 25, 33 mm; Superb EF, quite well struck with no weak spots, portrait in fine style. Bright lustery silver. Scarcer mint. Minimum Bid $40


PHOTOS LOTS 415-429 OBVS REVS


421 -- Forat, Year 36, 32 mm, EF, well centered & struck, fine style portrait, deeply toned. Rare mint! Minimum Bid $40


422 -- Marv, Year 21, 31 mm, Choice EF, best style & well struck; bright lustery silver. (An EF, this mint, witrh graffiti, brought $108, Gorny 10/03.) Minimum Bid $40


423 Yazdgard III, 632-51 AD, the last Sassanian ruler, rare; 33 mm, Sakastan, Yr 4; Choice EF, virtually as struck, only sl crudeness but really quite well struck for this; bright lustrous silver. (A GVF sold for $460, Triton 1/04.) Minimum Bid $100


424 TABARISTAN, Sassanian style Hemidrachm, Sa'id bin Da'laj, 160-63 AH, VF-EF, well struck, good bright silver. Scarce! (A GVF brought $113, Baldwin's 3/09.) Minimum Bid $30


425 TRANSYLVANIA, Breitgroschen, 1626-NB, 25 mm, Madonna & child/arms; F, sl off-ctr, minimally grainy, lt tone.

(A F+ in my last sale brought $101 on $125 bid.) Min Bid $25


MISCELLANEOUS


426 Roman, Coins of 30 diff rulers. identified in flips, mostly low grade, some not bad, worth $85. Minimum Bid $70


427 -- 21 asstd, low grade but not the worst, all have reasonable detail; better than what you get in those worthless “uncleaned” lots on eBay. Minimum Bid $25


428 – 13 asstd, nicer than last, around VG-F, identified in flips. Two equal lots available. Minimum Bid $30


429 Fakes & replicas, 13 diff, a very mixed group, some crap, some interesting; incl a very rough Eukratides dynastic tet I'm not 100% sure is fake (See PHOTO of this coin). Minimum Bid $18


429A 5 matching wood display boxes, each 10-1/2x9”, with brass fittings, inside each are12 blue plush square compartments; in good condition, only minor signs of use. Minimum Bid $10


LITERATURE


430 Seaby, Roman Silver Coins, complete set of 5 Volumes, hardcovers with djs, 1979-87 (most recent editions) except Vol 1 is 1967; other 4 in protective plastic covers; Highly user-friendly as every variety is included, alphabetical by reverse lgnd. (A set brought $161 on $176 bid in my 1/98 sale.) Minimum Bid $90

431 Sayles, Ancient Coin Collecting, 197 pp, hardcover w/dj, as New, autographed. Minimum Bid $5


432 Babelon, Ancient Numismatics & Its History, 248 pp, hardcover with dj, as new, a few underlines. Minimum Bid $7


433 Verner, The Pyramids, 498 pp; Jackson & Stamp, Building the Great Pyramid, 191 pp; Dunn, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt, 357 pp; 3 softcovers, all well illustrated. Minimum Bid $3


434 Abba Eban, Heritage: Civilization & The Jews, oversized, 354 pp, well illus; Johnson, A History of the Jews, 644 pp; both hardcovers with djs. Minimum Bid $4


435 Barr, The Mask of Jove: A History of Graeco-Roman Civilization, 598 pp, hardcover; Chester Starr, A History of the Ancient World, softcover 742 pp; some illus. Minimum Bid $3


436 Michael Grant, Readings in the Classical Historians, 686 pp; Mazzolani, Empire Without End: Three Historians of Rome, 242 pp, hardcovers; plus The Oxford History of the Roman World, 518 pp, softcover. Minimum Bid $4


437 Abate, Egyptian Art, 158 pp, hardcover; Malek, Egyptian Art, 446 pp, softcover; both with lavish color illus. Minimum Bid $4


438 Hoffmann, Collecting Greek Antiquities, 258 pp; Holloway, A View of Greek Art, 213 pp; well illus both hardcovers. MB $5


439 Michael Wood, In Search of the Dark Ages, 250 pp, large hardcover w/dj; Barbara Tuchman, A Distant Mirror: The Cala-mitous 14th Century, 679 pp, back cover torn. Both illus. MB $3


440 Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great & the War for Crown & Empire, 341 pp; Eliot, The Horizon Concise History of Greece, 220 pp, both hardcovers w/djs, the latter well illustrated. Minimum Bid $3


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443 AKANTHOS, Ar Tetrobol, c.400 BC, Forepart of kneeling bull/4-part square, S1369; F-VF, good bright silver. $79.50


444 APOLLONIA Pontica, Ar Drachm, 450-400 BC, Anchor & crayfish/Facg Gorgoneion, S1655; VF, good bright silver, sl off-ctr but full clear faces. (A VF brought $488, CGB 4/10.) $45, 3/$119


ELYMAIS, Æ Drachms, 2d century AD, nice F to VF, generally with attractive hilighted green patinas, picked from hoard (catalogued by Sear, “Greek Imperial Coins”):

445 Orodes I, GIC-5892, bust left/Artemis bust r, $11.95

446 –- GIC-5893, Artemis & cornucopia, scarcer 12.95


447 -- GIC-5895, rev anchor & dashes, 9.95


448 -- GIC-5896, rev dashes, 9.45


449 Phraates, GIC-5898, facing bust/Artemis stg r, scarce 11.95


450 –- GIC-5899, bust left, rev Artemis stg r, 9.95, 3/27.95


451 -- GIC-5902, rev dashes, 9.45, 3/26.50


452 Orodes II, GIC-5904, bust facg/Artemis bust, 8.95, 3/$24.95


453 -- GIC-5905, rev dashes 8.95, 3/24.95


454 Orodes III, GIC-5907, facg bust/Artemis bust, scarce 9.95


455 — GIC-5910, rev dashes, 8.50, 3/23.95 10/69.75


456 Lot of 12 diff types F-VF 99.50


457 Mixed types, F-VF 3/22.95, 10/65.00


458 – VG-F, generally attributable, 3/11.95, 10/35.95, 30/$99


459 MILETOS, 600s BC, Ar 1/12 Stater, S3532 (£65), lion forepart left/star pattern; VF or better, good metal, strong mane detail, but somewhat off-ctr. Earliest cheap Greek coin. 42.50


460 PERSIS, Ar Hemidrachm, “Uncertain king” c.1st cent AD, bust l./diadem, GIC-5956var (no triskeles); VF, good silver, strong portraits, quite nice for these, 32.95 (VF brought $112, Peus 4/94)


461 INDIA, silver punchmark coins, several centuries BC, worn &/or rough, fairly crummy, 3 for 6.95


462 Gadhaiya Paisa, c.1000 AD, Sassanian style bust r/fire altar, Mitch.424; EF, good silver, excellent quality carefully selected from a hoard. (A VF brought $103, Munz Zentrum 1/12) 10.95


463 Sultans of Malwa, Mahmud Shah II, 1511-31, square

Æ Fals, large 16-19 mm, F-VF or so, 2.70


464 Bahawalpur, Square Paisa, Y8, sl crude VF or better (VF cat $20) 3.85, 3/9.50, 10/28.95, 30/76.50, 100/$229


465 POLAND, bronze solidus, 1660s, VG or so, sl crude, brown, clear dates 3.75


466 RUSSIA Peter the Great 1689-1725, Ar wire money, F-VF or so but quite crude, off-center, 2.99


467 TABARISTAN, Ar Sassanian style hemidrachm, “Afzut” 786-809 AD, EF, nrly as struck with luster, usual crudeness (An EF [looks VF] brought $101, CNG eAuc 9/11.) 24.95, 3/69.50


468 CHINA, T’ai-p’ing rebellion period, 1851-61, emergency Iron coin, Chihli mint, C5-4a, VG-F crude (VG cat $18.50) 6.95


469 VIETNAM, Cash coin, Schj. 32, 1453-59, (Toda 56 cat $18), nice substantial coin VF-EF with lovely 2-tone green patina 2.99, 3/7.95, 10/24.50


470 Schj.34, 1460-97, scarce AEF very nice 5.50


471 Zinc cash, C36, 1739-66, rare, VG-F (KM VG=$18, wrongly listed as copper) nice for this 4.95, 3/13.50


472 FR. INDOCHINA, 1/4c 1942, always with corrosion (F cat $8), typical average pcs, not bad 3/1.99, 10/5.35


473 Same, 1943, scarce, F or better (F=$15) 2.85, 3/6.95


474 BRITISH Empire, fantasy crown patterns of various lands, in various metals, dated 1808, 1830, 1840,1887, 1897, prooflike BU, extremely nice, 3 diff 10.95; 10 diff $36


490 SUDAN, 50G 1972 KM56.1 crown size Unc (cat $7.50) 2.99, 3 for 7.99


491 -- Scarcer KM56.2 Unc (cat $20) 5.95, 3/16.50,10/$49


492 UZBEKISTAN, 100S 2004 BU (cat $15) 3.65, 3/9.95


493 SOMALIA, 25 SH 2004, crown size, Pope JPII, set of 3 KM-155-57, BU (cat $21) 10.95, 3 sets 29.75


494 UKRAINE, 5 Hry, crownsize, plane, 2004, KM362,

PL Unc (cat $13) 5.50, 3/14.95


495 7-pc type set 2009-11 BU (cat $15.25) 3.75, 3/9.95


496 LITHUANIA, 1991 6-pc set, 1 to 50C, BU 2.99, 3 sets 7.95, 10 sets 24.95


497 LIBYA, 1979 6-pc set UNC (cat $32) 12.95, 3/33.95


498 DJIBOUTI, 1999 10-20-50F, BU (cat $9 each, 1800 minted for sets only) all 3 for 11.95, 3 sets $33, 10 sets $99


499 UGANDA, 10 Sh 1987 BU (cat $4.50) 1.55, 3/4.25


500 MADAGASCAR, 6-pc sets 1996-2005, 1-2-5-10-20-50 Ariary, BU (cat $37.50) 11.50, 3 sets 29.95, 10/89.75


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