SALE 109 PART 5


442 SASANIAN, Ardashir I, 223-240 AD, Æ Coronation Tetradrachm, Bust r in coronation crown/

fire altar & censers, Gobl IV/2; AF, reddish-brown patina with some rough encrustation;

unusually large 31 mm flan; VERY RARE. (A F brought $185, CNG eAuc 11/03.) Starting Bid $35




443 Shapur I, 241-72 AD, Ar Hemidrachm, Bust r/fire altar & attendants, VF, uneven tone,

a little crudeness/roughness on rev, portrait well detailed & in fine style. Far rarer than the drachms.

(A VF sold for $302, Agora 9/15.) MB $80




444 Hormizd II, 302-09, Drachm, bust r/fire altar, 29 mm, VF, perfectly centered,

good strike with much portrait detail, sl die crack from mouth to lgnd; good bright silver.

(A VF brought $221 on $300 bid in my 6/05 sale; VF $604, CNG 9/03.) MB $60




445 Yazdgard II, 438-57 AD, Drachm, 30 mm; VF+/EF, typically somewhat crude but less so than usual;

rev actually quite well struck; good bright silver. Mint "nwky" (uncertain mint) very clear. Rare.

(A GVF with lt scrs, same mint, brought $150, CNG eAuc 12/15.) Starting Bid $30




446 Peroz, 459-84 Drachm, Darabgird, AEF/EF, well struck for this, good metal, strong portrait,

rev better than usual. (A VF of this type brought $212, CGB 4/09.) Starting Bid $35




447 Kavad I, Drachm, 29 mm, Shush mint, Year 31; VF, rev a crude incompetent strike,

obv decently struck for this with reasonable portrait; excellent metal with lt tone.

(A VF brought $76 on $95 bid in my 10/08 sale.) Starting Bid $15




448 Khusru I, Drachm, Yazd, Yr. 33, VF+, a little crude but less than usual, mint & year very clear,

portrait almost human; good metal with tiny edge splits, tarnish spot in rev margin.

(A VF-EF [very poor strike] brought $170, Munz Zentr 7/07.) MB $20




449 Hormizd IV, Drachm, Nahr-Tire, Yr 6, VF, obv typically crude, rev better struck than usual,

mint & year boldly clear. (A VF/EF [very crude obv] brought $201, Teutoburger 9/15.) Starting Bid $20




450 -- Nishapur, Yr 5, VF, typially crude & partially weak strike; excellent bright metal with luster.

Starting Bid $13




451 Khusru II, Drachm, Jay, Yr 25, "Afid" in obv margin; Choice Virtually Mint State, fine style portrait,

quite well struck, good lustrous metal. (An EF, same mint, realized $454, CGB 6/11.) Starting Bid $45




452 -- Nishapur, Year 37, Superb EF, wonderful sharp strike, fine style portrait,

excellent metal with moderately deep tone. (An EF, this mint, brought $215, CGF 6/05.) Starting Bid $45





453 -- Balkh, Yr 32, AEF/EF+, fine style portrait, good bright metal, rev particularly sharp & lustrous.

(A VF, this mint, brought $690, Ponterio 4/08.) Starting Bid $35




454 -- Darabgird, Yr. 25, Choice EF, fine style portrait, beautifully struck, excellent metal with lt tone.

(This mint, VF-EF/EF, brought $304, Rauch 9/09.) Starting Bid $40




455 -- Meshan, Yr 36, Virtually Mint State, good style portrait but somewhat crude strike with some wkness;

much mint luster. Same mint, AU, brought $182, CGB 11/16.) Starting Bid $25




456 -- Nihavand, Yr. 28, Choice VF+/AEF, good style portrait, very well struck on good metal. Nice.

(An AEF, same mint, realized $376, Baldwin's 12/13.) Starting Bid $25




457 Ardeshir III, 628-30 AD, Drachm, Nahr-Tire, Yr 2; VF-EF, sl crudeness & a few teensy faults,

but quite good for this scarce ruler near the end. (A GVF brought $460, CNG 9/05.) MB $80




458 SIBERIA, Kopeck, 1779, Choice bold VF+, medium brown, problem-free.

(A GVF, same date, sold for $281, Baldwin's 5/10.) Starting Bid $40




459 SPAIN, Barcelona, Æ Sesino, 1644, French occupation, Louis XIV bust r/diamond-shaped arms, 22 mm;

AF/VG, irregular flan, rev softly struck, date weak. Rare. (A VF+/VF brought $270, Aureo & Calico 4/14.)

Starting Bid $15




460 SWEDEN, Æ 1/6 Ore, 1670, 3 crowns/crown over Lion, 25 mm, F-VF,

somewhat crude as usual but pretty good for these, date clear. Starting Bid $5




461 TABARISTAN, Sasanian style Ar Hemidrachm, Bust/fire altar etc, Hani, 787-88 AD, date PYE 138;

VF, minor crudeness, good metal with lt tone & luster hints.

(A VF, diff but commoner date, brought $122, CNG eAuc 4/12.) Starting Bid $20




462 TRANSYLVANIA, Ar Double Groschen, 1623-NB, Madonna & child/Arms, VG-F, shallow work,

sl uneven tone, sl scr on rev. Starting Bid $20





MISCELLANEOUS & LOTS

463 15 Greek coins, all diff, wide range, all identified in 2x2s & flips, quite low grade. Starting Bid $35

464 Another lot of 15 diff Greek, low grade but a little better than last,

all identified in old flips from Fountain Head of Fine Coins (1970s?), their orig prices total $263.

Starting Bid $50

465 Greek silver coins, 11 diff, identified, fairly crappy condition, some not too awful,

well worth Starting Bid $75

466 Nabataea, 14 Æ coins, c. 37-100 AD, double portrait types, low grade, generally with uncertain legends,

a few with nice portraits. Starting Bid $30



467 Judaean, 10 diff, identified, most very low grade. MB $28

468 Roman Provincial coins of 10 diff rulers, identified, nrly all ex Augusta Szego; original prices total $176.

Mostly pretty low grades. Starting Bid $35

469 Roman, Sestertii, 11 diff rulers & women, incl Sabina, Lucilla, Sept Sev, Maesa (rare as Sest!);

identified; low grade but far from the worst, most are a reasonable VG. Starting Bid $75

470 Roman lead seals/tesseras, LOT of 9 diff, smallest is almost featureless, several others low grade,

one roughly holed; least 4 are pretty nice. Starting Bid $65



471 13 assorted later Roman, all identified in envs & flips, all decent, around F-VF,

with original dealer prices which total $414.50. Majority are Christian Blom. Starting Bid $60

472 64 poor Ancient coins, the dregs of various lots, nearly all later Roman,

many with some design features visible, but don't expect to identify any. Starting Bid $15

473 Byzantine, 17 diff types, identified, broad range of eras, generally rather low grade.

Starting Bid $45

474 Israel Official Medal, Judaea Capta coin shown, rev a happier version of the scene, "Israel Liberated 1948,"

hefty 59 mm bronze, Unc in original issue box. Nice. Starting Bid $6



475 Copies, replicas, etc, 20 diff, mostly ancient & a few other early coin types, none deceptive.

Starting Bid $20



476 European jetons & reckenpfennigs, 15 diff, from around 1500 to 1800,

some low grade or damaged but the majority nice, several of the earliest very nice. Starting Bid $35



477 1600s dated coins, 15 diff: German (3), France, Scotland, Poland (2), Riga (2), Livonia, Lithuania (5);

identified; average G-VG or so. One nicer but holed. Starting Bid $35

478 Bitcoin. Value peaked over $20,000; now almost $4000. But for that you don't even actually get a coin.

In my auction you do: 40 mm, golden brass, dated 2018, CH BU. Start Bid $1



LITERATURE


479 Auction catalogs from 15 different European firms, recent, all with ancient coins & plates,

all hefty catalogs, majority with PRLs, several hardcover, weight 38 lbs. (Shipping cost abt $23) Start Bid $30

480 Six diff Gorny (Germany) antiquities auction catalogs, hefty sumptuous catalogs, beautifully illus,

with PRLS, weight 17 pounds. Starting Bid $8

481 Sear, Roman Coins & Their Values, Vol. III (235-285 AD), 536 pp, hardcover w/dj, well illus,

values in multiple grades, extremely comprehensive listing virtually all known types, incl Egypt. As New.

Starting Bid $35

482 -- Vol. I, Republic & 12 Caesars, 532 pp, As New. MB $40

483 Bellinger, The Syrian Tetradrachms of Caracalla & Macrinus, 116 pp + 26 plates,

hardcover 1981 Durst reprint. MB $7

484 Kampmann, Die Munzen der Romischen Kaiserzeit, 2004, 520 pp, hardcover, a comprehensive catalog,

thousands of entries, illus, values in 3 grades (at a glance, they look pretty sensible). In German.

Very nice, useful! As New Starting Bid $20

485 Mildenburg & Hurter, The Arthur S. Dewing Collection of Greek Coins, ANS 1984, 2 volumes,

text 194 pp, plates 142 pp with 2797 coins, both hardcover contained in hard slipcase, as New & important.

(Identical set with damaged slipcase brought $288, CNG 5/07.) Starting Bid $35

486 Beautiful giant books: Rizza, The Assyrians & Babylo-nians, 207 pp; Vecchia, The Khmers, 207 pp;

both from "History & Treasures of Ancient Civilizations" series; Rosellini, Treasures of Egypt & Nubia, 252 pp;

Natl Geog Soc, Splendors of the Past: Lost Cities of the Ancient World, 295 pp;

Metropolitan Museum of Art, When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom, 143 pp;

all 5 hardcovers w/djs, sumptuously illustrated in color. Weight 20 pounds. Starting Bid $10

487 Wroth, Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum, 1908, Argonaut Reprint in one volume,

686 pp + 77 plates, hardcover w/dj, VF. (Same edition, "minor damage & aging" brought $69, CNG 9/08.)

Starting Bid $30

488 Sear, Greek Coins & Their Values, Vol 1 - Europe, Vol 2 - Asia & Africa, 40 + 317 and 48 + 445 pp;

1997 & '98 printings (latest), hardcovers w/djs, nice matched set. Starting Bid $45

489 5 Auction catalogs I kept as especially useful for Greek coins: Malter, Wilkinson collec 1992;

Kunker, Tronnier collec 2004; Birkler-Waddell 1980; Peus, Jamgochian collec 1994 & 2004 good on Parthian & Byz;

all with PRLs; plus 3 M&M illus lists featuring Greek fractions. 7 Pounds. Starting Bid $10

490 Lindgren, Ancient Greek Bronze Coins: European Mints, 20+88 pp + 88 plates, large hardcover w/dj;

useful. As New. (Same brought $75, CNG eAuc 11/17.) Starting Bid $22

491 Lorber, Amphipolis - The Civic Coinage in Silver & Gold, 196 pp + 31 plates, large hardcover w/dj, VF.

(A copy brought $92, CNG 9/08.) Starting Bid $15

492 Leu Numismatik, Auctions 2 & 3, 5/18 & 10/18, 279 & 263 pp, both magnificent catalogs,

hardcovers with djs, beautifully illus, in color, with PRLS, 6+ Lbs. Starting Bid $6

493 Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth, 2013, 296 pp, hardcover w/dj

(see my blog commentary about this book); Golb, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?, 446 pp. Starting Bid $3

494 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Treasures of Tutankhamun, 175 pp,

and When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom, 143 pp;

plus Harris, Egyptian Art, 42 pp + 54 plates; all 3 large size hardcovers, beautifully illus. Start Bid $5

495 White, Ancient Egypt: Its Culture & History, 217 pp; and Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt, 200 pp; illus;

plus Donadoni, The Egyptians, 361 pp. Starting Bid $5

496 Gurney, The Hittites, 240 pp, hardcover with particularly attractive gilt cover, illus;

Drews, The End of the Bronze Age - Changes in Warfare & the Catastrophe Ca. 1200 BC, 252 pp;

Pritchard, The Ancient Near East (anthology of texts, Vol II), 251 pp + 109 pictures. Starting Bid $4

497 Platon, Zakros: The Discovery of a Lost Palace of Ancient Crete, 345 pp;

Leonard Cottrell, The Bull of Minos: The Discoveries of Schliemann & Evans, 224 pp;

both hardcovers with djs, well illus. Starting Bid $5

498 Will Durant, The Life of Greece, 755 pp, some illus, a classic; Edith Hamilton, The Echo of Greece,

224 pp, ditto; both hardcovers w/djs; Breasted, The Greeks, 305 pp, some illus. Starting Bid $5

499 Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life, 367 pp, illus (incl coins), Pulitzer Prize & NY Times Book of Year;

Hughes-Hallett, Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams & Distortions, 338 pp, illus (incl coins & boobs).

Both hardcovers w/djs. Compare & contrast. Starting Bid $4

500 Meier, Caesar: A Biography, 513 pp, illus incl coins;

Everitt, Cicero: The Life & Times of Rome's Greatest Politician, 359 pp; both hardcovers w/djs, nice.

Starting Bid $4

501 The 14 Caesars: Michael Grant, The Twelve Caesars, 282 pp, hardcover w/dj, illus incl coins;

Bennett, Trajan, Optimus Princeps, 329 pp, illus incl coins; Speller, Following Hadrian,

328 pp, hardcover w/dj, few illus (coin on cover). Start Bid $5

502 Scullard, Roman Britain: Outpost of Empire, 192 pp, hardcover, ex-Lib, illus incl coins;

Marsden, Roman London, 224 pp, many illus. Starting Bid $4

503 Peddie, Alfred: Warrior King, 224 pp, hardcover w/dj, illus; Barber, The Life & Campaigns of the Black Prince,

139 pp, hardcover, color illus, in slipcase; Seward, The Wars of the Roses, 379 pp, some illus. Starting Bid $5

504 Cantor, The Civilization of the Middle Ages, 604 pp; Dahmus, A History of the Middle Ages, 408 pp;

Hartman, Medieval Days & Ways, 332 pp, some illus; all 3 hardcovers w/djs, first two in near New condition.

Starting Bid $5

505 LaFay, Nat Geog Soc, The Vikings, 207 pp, hardcover, well illus; Jones, A History of the Vikings, 504 pp, illus;

Wilson, The Vikings & Their Origins, 96 pp, large size, well illus. MB $5

506 Nat Geog Soc, The Mighty Aztecs; The Incredible Incas; The Mysterious Maya; all 3 hardcovers w/djs,

199 pp each, well illus. Starting Bid $5


FIXED PRICE SPECIALS -- MULTIPLES AVAILABLE

507 ELYMAIS, Æ Drachms, 2d century AD, mixed types.

I've been listing these for years but finally sold out of the cheaper ones;

what I have now are the best ones I kept back, strictly VF, generally with nice 2-toned green patinas.

3/39.95, 10/$128



508 ROMAN Egypt, Tetradrachms, Diocletian & Maximian, strictly decent VF, strong portraits,

brown patina, each 16.75



509 CELTIC, Ring Money, BC, group of 5 varied sizes, generally with green patinas,

each group for 16.95



510 BYZANTINE, Æ Scyphate trachys, mostly Alexius III, generally with crude ill-struck obvs & crude but VF revs,

lustery brown surfaces, 3 for 9.95

511 TABARISTAN, Ar Sassanian style hemidrachm, Jarir, 786-88 AD, dated PYE 135, Gov's name in margin,

Alb.64; EF, almost as struck, with luster, selected coins above average.

(An EF (diff date) brought $414, Baldwin's 10/13.) 38.95



512 INDIA, Punchmarked silver coins, Mauryan Empire, several centuries BC,

F-VF, strong & nice for these 9.50



513 -- Gadhaiya Paisa, c. 1000 AD, Sassanian style bust rt/fire altar, EF, good bright silver & well struck,

very nice quality (A VF brought $103, Munz Zentrum 1/12.) 9.95, 3/26.95



514 -- Bahawalpur, Square Paisa, Y8, AH1342,1343 crude VF or better (cat $12) 2.99, 3/7.95, 10/23.95, 30/$66

515 CHINA, Cash coins, lot of 43 diff, nrly all pre-Ching, nice FAKES

with convincing 2-toned green patinas, 34.50



516 -- Fakes of silver coins, generally 20c size, lot of 25 different varieties, 14.95

517 RUSSIA, Ivan the Terrible, 1534-84, Silver wire Denga, Horseman/lgnd, typical crude VG-F or better,

generally with some wkness but decent for this, good silver, 4.95, 3/13.50, 10/38.75



518 PALEMBANG (Sumatra), Tin Pitis, before 1821, asstd types, G-VG gift price: 30/11.95, 100/29.95, 300/79.00

519 -- Same, F-VF 10/8.95, 30/23.95, 100/69.95



520 -- Same, VF-EF, 10 DIFFERENT varieties, very nice 19.95; Three lots (30 coins) for 49.95



521 -- My little book with enlarged illustrations of 291 different Palembang varieties, with rarity ratings, 4.99

522 DEMAK (Java) Sultan Pangeran al Patah 1475-1518, Tin pitis, 20 mm uniface, VF 6.95, 3 for 18.50



523 BANTAM (Java), c.1600-1700, tin or tin-bronze pitis, hexagonal center hole, 25-26 mm, rare VF-EF 15.95



524 VIETNAM, Zinc cash, C36, 1739-66, rare, G-VG 2.99



525 FR. INDOCHINA, 1/4c 1942 VF (cat $15) 3.95, 3/9.95, 10/$29

526 Same, 1943, scarce, VF (cat $35) 7.95, 3/21.50, 10/$62

527 SOMALIA, 25S 2004 crown size, Pope JPII, set of 3 KM155-57 BU (cat $21) 8.45, 3/22.95, 10/$69, 30/$189

528 ARMENIA 1994 7-pc set BU (cat $6.75) 2.50, 3/6.95

529 EQUAT. GUINEA, 1000Fr 1995 crown size, colorized stamp, error lgnd KM84.2 Unc 10.95 3/29.75

530 JAPAN, 500Y 2008 bimetallic, cash coin shown, PRF (cat $50) in fancy issue case, 3 diff types, each 12.95

531 SUDAN, 50G crown 1972 Scarcer variety KM56.2 Unc 3.45, 3/9.50,10/28.95, 30/78.95

532 UZBEKISTAN, 100S 2004 BU (cat $15) 2.99, 3/7.95

533 -- 500 Som 2011 KM34.1 BU (cat $15) 3.45, 3/8.95

534 UKRAINE, 6-pc type set 2004-7 BU (cat $12.25) 2.99

535 -- 2018 1 & 2 Hryv, Vlad the Great & Yaroslav the Great, BU pair 1.99, 3 sets 4.99, 10 sets 14.95

536 -- 2018 10 Hryv, set of 3, Donetsk Airport, Navy, Volunteer Day, BU 7.45, 3 sets 19.95, 10 sets 59.50

537 DJIBOUTI, 1999 10-20-50F, BU (cat $15-20 each) all 3 for 11.95, 3 sets $33, 10 sets $99

538 BOSNIA, 1998-2009 6-pc type set, 5F to 2K BU 4.95

539 MOZAMBIQUE 20c 1974 BU (cat $8) .99, 3/2.70, 10/7.95

540 NETHERLANDS Bronze medal, 50 mm, hefty 2-1/2 ozs, 400th Anniv of Walloon Church in Utrecht,

obv like medieval seal, beautiful piece in plush case 7.95, 3/$21



541 -- Same but silver plated 8.50, 3/21.95

542 Token 1975, 1 Florin, Mokum, 700th Anniv, CN, 22 mm, coinlike BU nice .65, 3 for 1.79, 10/4.95

543 POLAND, 2 Zloty commemoratives 2000-09 BU Lot of 15 diff types (cat $5 each & up) 25.95

544 AZERBAIJAN, ND (2006) 6-pc set BU (one bimetallic, cat $19+) 5.65, 3/15.95

545 IRAN, 10 & 20 Rials, SH1358, Revolution Anniversary, KM1243 & 1244 BU pair 4.95, 3 sets 13.50,

10 sets 39.75

546 TRANSNISTRIA, ROUBLE 2014, Composite-plastic 1.35, 3/3.50, 10/9.95

547 AUSTRIA, 2 Schilling 1929, Billroth commem, AU 7.95, 3 for 21.95

548 GERMANY, 50 PF 1922G BU (cat $13) 1.99, 3/5.50

549 TATARSTAN , 1993 Kilo (Bread) KM Tn1 BU ($25) 8.95, 3/24.50

550 TONKIN, 1/600P 1905, from a hoard of mint state coins with usual toning spots I picked out the nicest ones

with good luster & only minimal toning/spotting; call them AU-Unc

(An AU with spots brought $485, Palombo 11/12) 38.95, 3/$105


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