SALE 121 PART 2
JUDAEA, HOLYLAND, JUDAICA, etc. (Hendin 5th Edn #s)
115 Askalon, Æ16 of Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC, Radiate head r/dove l, BA &
monogram, Hen. 1117 ($350/$750); F, centered on large flan, darkish greenish
patina with sl hilighting, insignificant graininess, strong features. Very rare.
No sale record found. Starting Bid $75
116 Askalon Tet of Antiochos VIII, 121-96 BC, Bust r/Eagle l, at left A-Sigma
above dove, at rt date H9P = 115/124 BC; VF, centered, a touch of roughness in
obv center, otherwise good metal. (Looks nicer than a VF with "some porosity,"
same exact variety, "very rare & perhaps the only recorded example," bringing
$2326, Baldwin's 5/13.) Start Bid $300
117 John Hyrcanus I, 135-104 BC, Prutah, H-1132, F/VF, but unusually good for
the grade, dark patina with orangy hilighting, rev only sl off-ctr & complete, obv
well centered with Hebrew lgnd completely visible.
(A Near VF brought $462, Kunker 10/20.) Start Bid $35
118 John Hyrcanus I, Prutah, Hen.-1133b, variety with A-Pi monogram at rev lower
left (rare!); VF, medium brown, only a little off-ctr, sl grainy, Hebrew lgnd fairly clear,
as is the monogram. (A VF realized $264, Kunker 3/20.) Starting Bid $40
119 John Hyrcanus I, 1/2 Prutah, Hen-1134 ($250/1000), 2 lgnd lines above &
below branch/lily; F-VF, darkish brown patina, rev off-ctr, some crudeness but most
of lgnds visible. Rare! (A Near VF brought $290, Kunker 3/20.) Start Bid $60
120 Judah Aristobulus I, 104 BC, Prutah, H-1143 ($75/300), VF-EF, dark brown
patina with some pale green hilighting, sl crudeness & traces of overstriking,
obv centered with quite strong lgnds for this, rev sl off-ctr.
(A VF realized $318, Kunker 10/20.) Starting Bid $60
121 Alexander Jannaeus, 104-76 BC, Prutah, H-1145, F or better, smooth
medium brown, somewhat off-ctr & partly wk strike but much of Hebrew lgnd clear.
(A F or better brought $49 on $148 bid in my 9/15 sale.) Starting Bid $15
122 As last, VF-EF/VF, smooth medium brown, sl off-ctr, flip-over double strike,
clearly visible at rev upper left; Hebrew lgnd exceptionally clear.
(A Choice VF or better brought $145 in my 2/21 sale.) Starting Bid $50
123 Alexander Jannaeus, Prutah, H-1150, Star/anchor & lgnd; AEF/VF, somewhat
off-ctr, smooth dark patina with orangy hilighting, most of lgnd visible, star quite
sharp. (A VF/F, crude style, brought $466, Kunker 3/20.) Start Bid $35
124 Mattathias Antigonos, 40-37 BC, 8 Prutot, H-1162, Double cornucopiae & lgnd/
lgnd around ivy wreath; F or so for this, interesting cast flan as tho two pasted
together out of register; brown patina, moderately rough, rev somewhat off-ctr. This
crude poorly made issue is always overgraded as VF.
(A VF with unstruck areas sold for $840, Stack''s 8/17.) Starting Bid $40
125 Herod the Great, 40-4 BC, Prutah, H-1188, Double cornucopiae/anchor & lgnd,
F-VF, sl off-ctr, olive-brown patina, sl rough, clear features.
(A F-VF in my last sale brought $95.) Starting Bid $35
126 Herod Archelaus 4 BC - 6 AD, H-1192, ($100/300) Anchor/Double cornucopias,
F-VF, greyish-green patina with some pale earthen hilighting, obv somewhat off-ctr
on unround flan, decent clear features.
(Much better than a GF bringing $79, Kunker 3/20.) Starting Bid $60
127 Herod Philip, 4 BC - 34 AD, Æ21, H-1229 ($750/2000), Tiberius & Livia
conjoined hds rt/Round thing within the Augusteum of Paneas on platform; F/F-VF,
sl off-ctr, smooth medium brown patina with sl hilighting, portraits clear, rev tableau
bold. Major rarity. (Clearly better than a F bringing $805, Heritage 9/12.)
Starting Bid $350
128 Agrippa I, 37-44 AD, Prutah, H-1244, Umbrella/3 barley ears, F/VF, medium
brown patina, obv off-ctr but complete, rev centered with all 3 barley ears well
defined, thus good for these. (A VF brought $390, NAC 5/12.) Starting Bid $25
129 Agrippa II & Titus, Æ20, H-1311, Caesarea Maritima, Titus head r/lgnd
above galley; F-VF, a little off-ctr, greenish-brown patina with earthen hilighting,
minor roughness, strong portrait with laurel wreath visible. RARE.
Ex-CNG 2/15 graded VF, and sold for $575. Starting Bid $250
130 Agrippa II & Domitian, Caesarea Maritima, Æ16, H-1312, Domitian hd r/3-line
lgnd above galley, F, obv off-ctr to left, dark patina with some earthen hilighting,
clear portrait, rev lgnd wk but visible. RARE.
(Better than a F bringing $158, Kunker 3/20.) Starting Bid $55
131 Marcus Ambibulus, 9-12 AD, Prutah, H-1331, Grain ear/ palm tree, date L-MA;
F-VF, sl off-ctr, brown patina, a bit rough, some detail visible on grain ear & palm,
date strong. (A F sold for $121, Agora 3/14.) Starting Bid $25
132 Valerius Gratus, 15-26 AD, Prutah, H-1338, Lgnd in wreath/Palm branch, L-Delta
(Yr 4); VF+, a little off-ctr, dark green with paler green hilighting in recesses, quite
strong features. (Nicer than a VF sold for $378, Roma 11/13.) Starting Bid $75
133 Pontius Pilate, 26-36 AD, Prutah, H-1341, Simpulum/3 bound grain ears; call it
AF or so, sl off-ctr, a little rough, partial lgnd.
(A F/AF brought $67 on $100 bid in my 11/07 sale.) Starting Bid $35
134 Pontius Pilate, Prutah, H-1342, Lituus & lgnd/LIZ in wreath; F, not badly
centered, dark patina with some lighter earthen cover; lituus & part of lgnd clear,
LIZ clear on rev. (A F-VF/F brought $171 in my 6/05 sale.) Starting Bid $60
135 Porcius Festus, 59-62 AD, H-1351, Nero lgnd in wreath/ palm branch, VF,
nrly centered & decently struck with every-thing clear; smooth dark green patina
with paler green hilighting. (A VF brought $108 on $177 bid in my 7/12 sale.)
Starting Bid $40
136 Prutah Lot, 14 pieces, low grade but not the worst, 6 are identified incl
Antiochus VII, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate, 2 Agrippa I, & a Jannaeus Lead prutah
H-1155. Starting Bid $40
137 First Revolt, Middle Bronze (Æ24), Palm tree/Vine Leaf, H-1378 (scarcer
type, $550/1250); AEF/VF, centered, sl striking wkness on rev, obv well centered &
struck; brown patina with some blue-green dusting. Note same dies as one in Roma 4/19 sale, VF, brought $560. (Another VF realized $1150, CNG 7/14.) Starting Bid $250
138 First Revolt, Ar Sela, Temple facade/Lulav & etrog, undated attrib to Yr 3,
Hen.-1411, Mild.55 (O13 R41); VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete; somewhat crude strike typical for this variety; sl flan imperfrections & hint of porosity
on rev; ltly toned. Overall a decent wholesome Sela.
(Equal to a Ch. VF, same dies, bringing $6345, Goldberg 9/18.) Starting Bid $3000
139 Judaea Capta, Titus, Caesarea Maritima, Æ21, H-1447, Bust r/Victory writing
on shield, palm; Choice AVF/VF, obv nrly centered, rev well centered; dark brown
patina with dramatic earthen hilighting; nice portrait; very bold & attractive. (A Ch. F realized $360, Heritage 1/15; VF $649, CNG eAuc 11/20.)
Starting Bid $150
140 Judaea Capta, Domitian, Caesarea Maritima, H-1456var, Æ20, Bust r/Nike adv l,
no lgnd; AVF, centered, two-toned green patina, nice.
(A VF brought $260, CNG eAuc 2/16.) Starting Bid $60
141 Vespasian, Sest, IVDAEA CAPTA, Palm betw stg figure & Jewess mourning,
H-1500, RIC 159, scarcer variety; F+, minor edge wkness but lgnds all there, smooth
deep greenish-brown patina, portrait & rev scene quite bold. Ex CNG 6/14 as NVF
(lt smoothing & tooling), sold for $1265. Starting Bid $500
142 Titus, Sest, Judaea Capta issue, Bust r/SC, Titus in trium-phal quadriga r,
H-1525, RIC611; AVF, well centered, full lgnd, tan-brown patina, touches of roughness
at a few spots on edges, notably one at rev top. Excellent portrait.
(Same variety, VF brought $11,638, Triton 1/23.) Starting Bid $350
143 Titus, Caesarea Maritima, Tet., bust r/Eagle l, club at left, Pr.141; F+ sl off-ctr
on smallish flan, decent metal, strong portrait. Ex Triskeles 12/18 sale as NVF, sold
for $271. (A GF, same var., similar narrow flan, brought $432, CNG eAuc 2/19.)
Starting Bid $140
144 Trajan, Phoenicia, Dora, Æ16, Head r/Lgnd above Galley, date POE= 112/13
AD, Rosenb.28; at least F but moderately rough pale brown patina, portrait shows
some detail, rev lgnd okay. (A F brought $157, CNG eAuc 10/13.) Starting Bid $35
145 Hadrian, Gaza, Æ22, Bust r/Tyche stg l, heifer, date Gamma-YP; F-VF, some lgnd
wk, decent dark brown patina. Rare.
(Diff date, GF, porosity, brought $213, CNG 11/13.) Starting Bid $70
146 Hadrian, Galilee, Tiberias, Æ22, Bust r/Zeus in temple, Rosenberger 12;
Ex Naumann auction as VF, I grade overall F+, nrly centered tho some of lgnds off,
smooth medium brown, strong portrait & rev design.
(A NVF brought $345, CNG 5/04.) Start Bid $75
147 Marcus Aurelius, Decapolis, Gerasa, Æ19, Bust r/Tyche std w/river god; F-VF/F,
nrly centered, full obv lgnd, rev lfnd partly wk, dark brown patina with strong
earthen hilighting. (A Nr VF brought $224, CNG eAuc 6/10.) Start Bid $30
148 Caracalla, Neapolis (Nablus), Tet, Bust r/Eagle facg, altar betw legs, Pr.1705 (very rare, only 2 known to Prieur); Ex CNG as Near VF, I grade F+, minimally off-ctr, decent metal, much portrait detail. (Same variety, VF, brought $960, CNG 5/15.)
Starting Bid $125
149 Trajan Decius, Caesarea Samaria Æ29, Radiate hd r/ Ruler on horse r, sm
figure below, Cf Kadman, Caesarea 72 (as Herennius Etruscus), but seems unrecorded
with radiate head; F, obv sl off-ctr, moderately rough dark brown patina.
(A Fine with laureate head brought $391, CNG 8/15.) Start Bid $75
150 Trio of coins found in this Judaic collection I could not identify, Æ 14-20 mm,
each features branch in circle, possibly Islamic? All around crude F or so.
Starting Bid $3
151 Small rather old metal (lead?) dreidel, 8x20 mm, Hebrew letter in relief on each
of 4 sides. Plus stone (or ceramic?) 28x31 mm oval, brown, with letter (?) in silver
ovoid. Both found in this collection. Starting Bid $1
152 Hungary, Bela IV, 1235-70, Ar Obolus, head left in circle & lgnd/Hebrew
letter Aleph betw birds, H.358; AVF, clear & decent. Starting Bid $12
153 Box Medal, Joseph Oppenheimer (banker/financier), 1738, Silver 42 mm, His
bust l./Complex machine of his execution, with gibbet & cage, after anti-Semitic
trial. Click here for the full story. Very rare & important, especially with complete set
of 19 colored roundels. VF+, with sl metal faults (incl a small perforation in obv
center), toned, the roundels in excellent bright condition.
EF brought $38,974,
Sonntag Auction 11/13; another EF $38,413, Peus 11/18.)
Starting Bid $3000
154 Medal Pair: "The Jewish Orphanage Norwood" (London), "Patron,"
George VI Coronation 1937, 29 mm, gilt bronze, EF (A VF/EF sold for $76, Peus 4/14)
plus Eliz II Coronation 1953, 36 mm bronze, EF, sl rim mark. Starting Bid $15
ROMAN REPUBLIC & IMPERATORIAL
155 Aes Grave, Quadrans, 225-217 BC, Cr.35/4, Sy.75 Hercules hd l./prow r, 3 pellets
ea side, 39 mm, F+/VF, dk greenish-brown patina , hint of tooling, a pleasant
bold example. (A VF realized $3795, Bruun Rasmussen 7/20.) Start Bid $250
156 Semuncia, 217-215 BC, Cr.38/7, Sy.87, Mercury head r/ Prow r, VF/F,
centered, glossy deep green patina with only very sl roughness, much detail on head.
(A F-VF brought $101 on $115 bid in my 1/19 sale.) Starting Bid $55
157 As, A. Caecilius, 169-158 BC, Cr.174/1, Sy.355; Janus head/prow, A CAE above;
F+/F, centered, a little crude but both Janus faces strong; deep green patina with
minor roughness. (A F realized $132, Agora 2/16.) Starting Bid $65
158 Quadrigatus, 225-212 BC, Cr.28/3, Sy.64a, Janus head/ Jupiter in quadriga;
Very choice VF-EF/VF+, centered & well struck, excellent metal quality with lt tone,
good detail. (A GVF brought $2879, Triton 1/14.) Starting Bid $850
159 L. Sempronius Pitio, Den, Cr.216/1, Sy.402; Roma head r/Dioscuri on horseback
r; Choice EF, well centered & struck, good metal with only slightest surface
quibbles, pleasantly toned. A nice strongly detailed coin.
(An AEF/EF realized $1386, Kunker 4/22; GVF $606, Noble 11/21.) Start bid $210
160 M. Cipius, Den, Cr.289/1, Sy.546, Roma head r/Victory in biga r, rudder below;
VF-EF, minimally off-ctr on usual compact flan, well struck, good metal with lt tone,
quite nice for this. (A GVF sold for $517, Roma 10/11.) Start bid $100
161 L. Memmius, Den., 109-108 BC, Cr.304/1, Sy.558, Male head r/Dioscuri stg
with horses, VF/AVF, centered, only sl crowding on rev, good silver, nice strong head.
(A VF brought $431, Triton 1/06.) Starting Bid $90
162 L. Saturninus, Den, 104 BC, Cr.317/3a, Sy.578, Roma head l./ Saturn in
quadriga r; AEF, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr, good bright metal, very bold strike.
(A VF, sl off-ctr, sold for $270, Noble 4/13.) Start Bid $120
163 M. Lucilius Rufus, Den., 101 BC, Cr.324/1, Sy.599; Roma head r in wreath/Victory
in biga r; AEF, well centered on oval flan, well struck, good bright silver.
(A GVF brought $447, CNG 5/14; EF $832, Kunker 4/22.) Starting Bid $150
164 M. Servilius M.f. Rullus, Den, 100 BC, Cr.328/1, Sy.601, Helmeted Medusa
head l./Victory in biga r, P below; AEF, well centered & boldly struck, good bright
silver. Nice. (An AEF/EF brought $1108, Kunker 4/22. If you think about it, this
locution "brought" for coin prices is weird.) Starting Bid $150
165 D. Junius Silanus, 91 BC, Den., Cr.337/3, Sy.646a, Roma head r/Victory in biga r;
F-VF, centered, good bright silver, decent. (A VF sold for $310, Peus 10/14.)
Starting bid $65
166 L. Julius Bursio, Den, 85 BC, Cr.352/1c, Sy.728b; Apollo head r, trident &
hammer behind/Victory in quadriga r, LI above; Nice VF, nrly centered, good metal
& strike. (A VF "brought" $314 Gorny 10/11.) Starting Bid $100
167 Cn. Lentulus, Den, 76-75 BC, Bearded Genius head r/ Globe, rudder, etc,
Cr.393/1a, Sy.752; Spanish mint; EF, nrly centered, very minor crudeness, nice
strong detailed head; good metal with lt tone.
(A VF-EF realized $804, Gorny 10/16.) Starting Bid $225
168 A. Plautius, Den, Cr.431/1, Sy.932 (R3), Cybele hd r/Guy with camel, IVDAEVS etc;
F-VF, minimally off-ctr but complete, tiny edge irregularity, good metal with nice
old toning, bold features. (In my last sale an F-VF brought $241.) Start bid $120
169 Mn. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC, Den, Cr.442/1a, Sy.922, Salus head r/Valetudo (the
God of Hypochondria) stg at column; EF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, well struck,
2 tiny banker (?) marks below chin; excellent metal with lovely old toning.
(Near EFs brought $5096, Triton 1/10 & $840, CNG 5/21.) Starting Bid $200
170 L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC, Den, Cr.453/1, Sy.959, Medusa hd facg/Aurora &
4 horses; F-VF/VG or thereabouts, moderate grey-brown tone, obv well centered
but weakly struck at bottom, rev crude & somewhat indistinct. Generally rough.
Budget example of this intriguing type.
(A F with "areas of weakness: realized $107, Leu 12/21.) Starting Bid $30
171 IMPERATORIAL. POMPEY, As, Janus head with features of Pompey/PIVS/
IMP, Prow, Cr479/1., Sy.1044; F/F-VF, medium brown patina, a touch off-ctr,
obv complete with bold clear faces, much detail visible on rev. Ex European auction
as AVF. (A F-VF brought $260 on $302 bid in my 12/01 sale; F-VF $450, Davisson
12/09.) Starting bid $90
172 JULIUS CAESAR, Den., CAESAR, Elephant trampling snake/Sacrificial implements;
F, somewhat off-ctr but features complete, sl grainy surface with some rev staining.
(A F with pitting brought $425, Noble 4/19.) Starting Bid $130
173 AUGUSTUS, Den., Bust r/C CAESARES etc, Caius & Lucius stg w/shields, lituus
& simpulum above; VF, sl off-ctr with a little of lgnds off, good metal, strong portrait.
(A Near VF realized $400, Noble 7/15.) Starting Bid $170
174 AUGUSTUS & Rhoemetalkes of Thrace, Æ20, Diademed Rhoemetalkes
Bust r/Augustus bare head rt, F-VF, dark green patina with lighter hilighting, sl
roughness, both portraits show considerable detail, lgnds mostly wk.
(A VF brought $600, CNG eAuc 5/21.) Starting Bid $20
175 LIVIA, Dup., Bust of Livia rt as "IVSTITIA"/SC in lgnd, RIC 46, AEF, well centered
& struck on large flan, glossy dark greenish patina, very sl roughness, quite strong
portrait detail. Ex Ferrari collection, Lanz 12/13.
(A GVF "somewhat corroded," realized $3696, Kunker 3/17.) Starting Bid $1100
176 TIBERIUS, Den., PONTIF MAXIM, Livia std r; EF, well centered, complete lgnds
(with sl crudeness), some niggling tiny surface imperfections under moderate tone.
Nice well-detailed portrait. The literally fabled Biblical "Tribute Penny."
(A GVF realized $2700, CNG 9/21.) Starting Bid $650
177 AGRIPPINA Senior, Sest, SPQR MEMORIAE AGRIPPINAE, Carpentum of Mules
left; with NGC slab tag, "CH XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5," I removed from slab for
some conservation on the surface; my grading now VF+/AEF, centered, full lgnds,
darkish brown patina with mild surface roughness, strong detail on portrait &
carpentum. (A VF brought $7650, Tradart 12/14; compare a rather flawed F+ sold
at $2100, Berk 3/09.) Starting Bid $950
178 CALIGULA, Quad, S-C, Liberty cap, lgnd around/RCC in lgnd, COS TERT, VF-EF,
nrly centered, full clear lgnds, brown patina, minor roughness. (Same variety, VF, sold
for $217, Rauch 9/11.) Starting Bid $40
Starting bids are intended as minimal, most coins sell higher.
179 AGRIPPINA Jr., Hierapolis, Æ18, Her bust r/Lgnd & thyrsos, Ex Naville Auction
as VF/GVF, I grade F-VF, somewhat off-ctr, moderately rough dark brown patina.
(A GVF with deposits realized $443, Leu 2/21.) Starting Bid $65
180 CLAUDIUS, As, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas stg l; VF, well centered & struck,
nice smooth warm brown patina, strong portrait of fine style. Some light knocking on
neck detracts only a little from what's still a very pleasant coin.
(A GVF realized $5581, Triton 1/15.) Starting bid $70
181 CLAUDIUS & Agrippina, Den., His bust r/hers rt; F, sl off-ctr with partial lgnds,
lt smoothing marks in fields, not evident to the naked eye; ltly toned, both portraits
bold. Ex my 2/21 sale bringing $655, now I have it back, authenticity has been
questioned, but I originally got it from a very advanced collection & can see
nothing wrong with it. Nevertheless relisted as is with a low Starting Bid $150
182 NERO, Antioch Tet, Eagle on thunderbolt, palm rt; Choice EF, a tiny bit off-ctr,
some lgnds off, good bright silver, wonderful portrait with bold detail.
(An EF brought $6000, Triton 1/19.; EF $4327, Roma 9/14.) Starting Bid $375
183 VITELLIUS, Egypt Tet, LA, Victory adv l; overall F, lgnd mostly wk/off, silver
color with touches of roughness, portrait has much detail. EX CNG as "Near
VF, corrosion."(Same variety, F, sold for $500, Berk 7/18.) Starting bid $100
184 VESPASIAN, Den, COS ITER TR POT, Pax std l; AEF/AVF, very ragged flan, maybe
a little chipped, otherwise good bright silver, some of lgnds wk/off, portrait quite
strong. (A GVF brought $212, Noble 7/14.) Starting Bid $50
185 VESPASIAN, Aeolis, Kyme, Æ20, Kyme stg with globe & trident; VF+/VF,
obv somewhat off-ctr, rev nrly centered, tan patina with some green mainly on rev;
die bulged on rev; minimal granularity; strong portrait detail. Rare. (Same variety,
GVF, sold for $299, CNG eAuction 9/17, noting only one in Coin Archives).
Starting bid $50
186 DOMITIAN, Den, IMP XIIII COS XIII CENS PPP, Minerva stg r; EF, fourree
with plating essentially complete, just some modest roughness at obv right; quite
well struck with great portrait detail. Starting Bid $100
187 DOMITIAN, Sest, SC, Victory crowning Ruler; VF+/VF, nrly centered on
exceptionally broad 39 mm flan; medium brown with hints of green, touches of
roughness mainly on rev. Excellent well-detailed portrait.
(A VF brought $2770, Kunker 9/17.) Starting Bid $450
188 DOMITIA Ephesus, Æ21, Two Nemeses stg; F-VF, centered, brown patina,
lt to moderate roughness, decent strong portrait. Rare. (A GVF realized $1,680,
CNG eAuc 2/14.) Starting Bid $50
189 NERVA, Den, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Guess who (yes, Aequitas) stg l; AEF/VF,
well centered & struck, sl surface imperfections mainly on rev, including a shallow
pit by figure's head; portrait quite sharply detailed; lt tone.
(A GVF sold for $748, CNG 9/11.) Starting bid $140
190 TRAJAN, Sest, SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Dacian std left, facing trophy,
RIC 561; AEF/VF+, well centered, glossy dark green patina, some roughness
particularly on rev, portrait sharply detailed. (A VF-EF with re-engraved hair
brought $3625, Gorny 3/09.) Starting Bid $350
191 TRAJAN, Quadrans, Hercules bust r/SC, boar r, VF, nrly centered, complete
lgnd, dark patina, some modest roughness, decent head & boar quite well
defined. (Compare a F sold for $171, CNG eAuc 4/09; VF $375, Lanz 5/08.)
Start Bid $30
192 TRAJAN, Syria Æ17 or Quadrans, Winged caduceus; VF+, centered with full
lgnd, dark patina with strong whiteish hilighting, well detailed portrait of fine
Roman style. (A GVF realized $336, CNG eAuc 4/13.) Starting Bid $50
193 HADRIAN, Den, VOTA PVBLICA, Ruler sacrificing at altar; EF, centered, bright
silver with lt tone; a modest crude/flat spot at top of head is not too noticeable (in fact
I failed to notice it when buying this!) (An An EF brought $992, Lanz 6/11.)
Starting bid $125
194 HADRIAN, Sest, HILARITAS PR COS III, Hilaritas stg l, w/long palm, girl & boy rt
& left, RIC 970; AEF, nrly centered, well struck, good warm medium brown surfaces;
at left each side there are two light knocks on edge with an almost invisible edge
crack. Detailed portrait of fine style. Ex my collection bought 1981. (Same variety,
GVF, brought $3300, Triton 1/21; Ch. VF $3600, Heritage 8/22.) Starting bid $300
195 HADRIAN, Quadrans, of Caesarea, Bust r/COS III, Zeus Ammon head r;
AVF, centered, medium brown patina, ltly porous, lgnds sl wk. Rare!! Not in RIC;
Syd.288 (A porous F realized $202, CNG eAuc 10/12.) Starting bid $35
196 AELIUS, Den., Concord std l, COPY by Slavei, struck in silver on a broad
flan, superb beautiful workmanship, Choice EF+ with nice lt tone. Starting bid $20
197 ANTONINUS PIUS, Den., COS IIII, Annona stg l, with modius & rudder; Choice
EF, well centered & struck, good lustrous silver, sharp portrait of fine style.
(An EF brought $278, Rauch 12/11.) Starting Bid $100
198 ANTONINUS PIUS, Sest, TR POT XXI COS IIII, Annona stg r, hldg rudder &
modius, foot on prow; Nice VF, centered (IIII off on rev, otherwise full lgnds),
2-toned tan-brown patina, only insignificant surface quibbles mainly on rev, nice
detailed portrait. (Same variety, VF, brought $604, CNG eAuc 4/14.)
Starting bid $165
199 ANTONINUS PIUS, Egypt Tet, LZ, Athena Stathmia stg hldg scales &
cornucopiae; VF, some obv lgnd off, brown patina, only minor trace of roughness,
portrait has near EF detail. Rare rev type. (Same variety, VF with some roughness,
realized $196, CNG eAuc 3/15.) Starting bid $75
200 ANTONINUS PIUS, Egypt, Tet., LH, Serapis bust r; Choice VF, well centered &
quite well struck, good toned silver-brown surfaces; very bold & nice for these.
(A VF/GVF (same type, diff year) brought $1,432, Kunker 3/21.) Start bid $110
201 ANTONINUS PIUS, POSTHUMOUS, Sest, CONSECRATIO, Quadriga atop funeral
pyre; VF, nrly centered, dark greenish patina, only very sl roughness; strong detail
on portrait & especially on the rev. Ex European auction as VF+.
(A GVF sold for $3000, NAC 5/12.) Starting bid $200
202 FAUSTINA SR., Sest., IVNO, Juno stg l, VF/F but rather rough medium
brown surfaces with lgnds wk. The saving grace is strong detail on portrait.
Starting Bid $30
203 MARCUS AURELIUS, As Caesar, As, HILARITAS, Hilaritas giggling l; VF,
nrly centered, full lgnds, deep green patina, only minor surface blemishes; quite
strong detail on portrait & rev figure.
(A Near VF brought $560, CNG eAuc 10/12.) Starting bid $80
204 FAUSTINA JR., Egypt Tet., Serapis std l., LI-Theta; VF/F-VF, well centered with
full lgnd, pinkish-silvery tone, quite good surfaces, strong portrait much much
detail. Egyptian coins of this lady very uncommon — NO sale record found for this
type! Starting Bid $110
205 LUCIUS VERUS, Egypt Æ 33 Drachm, Nilus recl l., facing Euthenia stg; F, scant
obv lgnd as typical, portrait & rev features clear, medium brown patina with only
minor porosity, 2 edge splits. Extremely rare rev type.
(An AEF brought $2338, Nomos 5/22.) Starting bid $110
206 LUCILLA, Sest, IVNO, Juno std l, VF/F, sl squared flan, medium brown patina,
faintly grainy, portrait very nice with strong detail (A GVF brought $776, CNG 9/10.)
Start bid $150
207 COMMODUS, Sest, TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP, Jupiter std l; VF+/AVF, sl
squared flan, obv has smooth medium brown patina & excellent portrait with bold
detail; rev has greenish patina, some lgnd wk, hint of roughness.
(A GVF of the type brought $575, CNG 9/07.) Starting Bid $150
208 PERTINAX, Sest, Providentia stg l, COPY, a dramatic high-relief piece
with hilighted green patina, quite attractive. Starting Bid $25
209 CLODIUS ALBINUS, Den, COS II, Aesculapius stg l; EF/VF, lgnds partly wk &
partly off, dark patina with sl hint of roughness, absolutely terrific portrait with every
little hair sharp. (A VF-EF realized $1000, Gorny 10/08.) Start bid $160
210 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Den, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Ruler sacrificing at altar;
Choice EF/AEF, centered on a full flan, nicely struck, good lustery metal with lt tone.
(An AEF sold for $231, Gorny 10/08.) Starting Bid $100
211 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Den, PM TRP XVII COS III PP, Salus std l; EF/VF+,
centered on a full flan, good strike, deep old collection toning.
(Same variety, EF/GVF brought $240, Kunker 3/07.) Starting Bid $65
212 JULIA DOMNA, Den, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana stg l with torch; EF, centered,
nice metal with lt tone, portrait totally sharp, I mean, like totally, dude.
(An AEF sold for $395, NAC 11/07.) Starting Bid $110
213 JULIA DOMNA, Den., VENVS GENETRIX, Venus std l, Choice EF, centered on a
big flan, good bright silver, superbly detailed portrait. Issue under Caracalla with
"PIA FELIX" obv lgnd. (An EF brought $389, Gorny 10/13.) Starting bid $130
214 JULIA DOMNA, Sest., under Caracalla, IVNONEM, Juno stg l, peacock; VF/AVF,
well centered on a full thick flan with raised edge, lt brown patina, only
minimal roughness, a nice bold coin with well detailed portrait.
(A GVF realized $1955, Triton 1/06.) Starting Bid $160
215 JULIA DOMNA, Same as last, ex European auction as AVF, I grade F+, centered
on a big hefty flan, dark greenish patina with various surface blemishes, decent
portrait. (In my 1/00 sale a F-VF/F brought $190 on $330 bid.) Start Bid $80
216 CARACALLA, Den, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Mars adv l, EF/VF, well centered,
rev somewhat softly struck hence my split grading, obv quite sharp with
excellent detailed bearded portrait; good metal with lt tone.
(A GVF realized $196, CNG eAuc 6/16.) Starting Bid $65
217 CARACALLA, Den, PM TRP XV COS III PP, Annona std l, Choice EF, virtually
mint state, centered & sharply struck; good bright silver. Powerful bearded portrait.
(An EF/AEF brought $445, Kunker 12/16.) Starting Bid $110
218 CARACALLA, Den., PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP, Aesculapius stg l; Choice AEF,
well centered & struck, on a large flan, excellent metal with lt tone. Very pleasing
quality. (An AEF sold for $305, Gorny 3/08.) Starting Bid $85
219 CARACALLA, Serdica, Æ30, Tyche stg l; AEF/VF, nrly centered with full
lgnds, glossy deep green patina, only a few minor surface imperfections. Sharp
bearded portrait. (A VF brought $200, Pegasi auction 5/12.) Starting Bid $85
220 PLAUTILLA, Den, PROPAGO IMPERI, Ruler & Ruleress clasping hands, pretending
to like each other; EF/AEF, sl ragged flan, rev sl off-ctr with lgnd partly off at rt;
good metal, moderately toned; fully sharp portrait.
(A Near EF sold for $502, Noble 7/14.) Starting Bid $110
221 GETA, Den, NOBILITAS stg r; EF, obv perfectly centered, rev sl off-ctr but
complete; good strike with fully sharp portrait; nice metal with lt tone. Better rev type.
(A VF-EF realized $275, Gorny 3/07.) Starting Bid $110
222 MACRINUS, Den., FELICITAS TEMPORVM, Felicitas stg l;, RIC 60; Choice
EF, virtually mint state, sl ragged flan, quite well struck both sides with superbly
detailed portrait of refined style. Good lustrous metal.
(An EF minus brought $620, Aureo & Calico 2/12.) Starting Bid $275
223 DIADUMENIAN, Antioch Æ18, SC in wreath, Delta above, E below; VF, a little
off-ctr, dark patina with orangy earthen hilighting.
(A F+ brought $76 in my 11/12 sale; VF $437, CNG eAuc 1/09.) Starting Bid $25
224 ELAGABALUS, Den., LIBERALITAS AVG II, Libby stg l; AEF/VF, sl off-ctr
but complete, good metal with lt tone.
(Same variety, VF, realized $189, Naumann 4/21.) Starting Bid $45
225 ELAGABALUS, Egypt Tet, Homonoia stg l (She was the offspring of Paranoia
and Homophobia); Year Delta; VF, cent-ered, full lgnd, brown patina, nice for this.
(Same type, VF with some roughness, brought $312, CNG 7/19.) Starting Bid $90
You can bid with alternates or a budget limit.
226 JULIA MAESA, Den, PIETAS AVG, Pietas stg l; VF/F-VF, rev sl off-ctr, surfaces a
wee bit wonky mainly on rev. Still deserves love. Starting Bid $20
227 JULIA SOAEMIAS, Den, VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus stg l; VF, centered on sl
ragged flan, decent metal, moderately toned. (A VF brought $83 on $101 bid in
my 4/02 sale; VF $300, Lanz 11/07.) Starting Bid $50
228 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AS CAESAR, Den, INDVLGENTIA AVG, Spes adv l; VF+/AF,
as the rev is softly struck; decent silver, quite strong portrait. Ex Berk as VF.
Rare issue as Caesar. (A VF brought $740, Peus 5/07.) Starting Bid $85
229 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Den., AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas stg l, star in field;
scarce Eastern mint issue; EF, perfectly centered, well struck tho lgnds a bit crude,
good metal with lt tone. (Nicer than an EF bringing $277, CGB 6/05.)
Starting Bid $85
230 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Den., IOVI VLTORI, Jupiter std l, Choice EF, unusually
sharp strike, with crisp detail on portrait & Jupiter; excellent metal.
(A Near EF realized $388, Leu 12/19.) Starting Bid $125
231 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Den, PROVIDENTIA AVG, Annona stg l, modius;
Choice EF, well centered & quite sharply struck, good metal with moderately dark
tone. (An EF brought $432, CNG 9/18.) Starting Bid $100
232 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, As, PM TRP VIIII COS III PP, Ruler stg l; AVF, centered,
full lgnds, good darkish brown patina, full clear laurel wreath on portrait.
(A GVF realized $529, Kunker 12/16.) Starting Bid $60
233 ORBIANA, Sest, CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, Concordia std l; F, centered,
complete lgnds, medium greenish brown patina, sl surface improprieties, portrait
quite decent. (A Fine brought $578, CNG 3/00.) Starting Bid $160
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