AUCTION 100, PART 2


116 PHARSALOS, Hemidrachm, 400-344 BC, Athena hd r, curled wing on helmet/horse hd r, S2192 (£175); F-VF/F, nrly centered, surfaces a bit mushy mainly on rev, obv decent with a nice strong head. (For what it's worth a GVF brought $758, Roma 3/14.) Minimum Bid $40




117 POSEIDONIA, Nomos, 480-40 BC, Poseidon adv r/bull stg l, S424 (£225); F, obv well centered on a thick flan, rev sl off-ctr crowding bull's head; decent metal with lt tone, only a trace of porosity. (A F+ brought $201 on $220 bid in my 3/03 sale.) MB $120




118 RHEGION, Ar Hemilitron, 415-387 BC, Facg lion scalp/ Large H, Choice VF, perfectly centered, well struck, good metal, nicely toned. (A GVF brought $447, Roma 9/14.) Min Bid $90




119 RHODES, Hemidrachm, 229-205 BC, Helios hd 3/4 rt/Rose, anchor symbol, magistrate Eukrates, VF-EF/VF, obv well centered, nice head in high relief, rev a hair off-ctr; decent metal with lt tone. (A GVF, this exact var., reported sold for $365, CNG "Web Shop" #783346.) Minimum Bid $90




120 Didrachm, c. 340-316 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/Rose, bud, grape bunch & E at left; VF/F-VF, nrly centered, good metal with lt tone, nice style head in high relief. (A VF, same variety, brought $690, Heritage 4/12.) Minimum Bid $130




121 Drachm, 205-190 BC, Helios hd facing/Rose & bud, bow in case at left, magistrate GORGOS; VF, centered, decent metal with brownish-grey tone, strong clear face. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $299, CNG 9/12.) Minimum Bid $75




122 Drachm, Rhodian Peraia under Perseus, 175-170 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/Rose & bud, magistrate ERMIAS; Choice EF, obv centered sl low but complete, beautiful sharp head; rev well centered, magistrate's name unstruck; good metal with lt tone. (An EF brought $1116, Triton 1/15.) MB $240




123 SELEUKIA, Æ24, Zeus hd r/winged thunderbolt, S5891; VF, centered on sl tight flan, brown patina, a little grainy, good detail on Zeus head. Scarce, no sale record found. Minimum Bid $22




124 SELGE, Æ13, 2nd-1st cent AD, Herakles hd r/winged thunderbolt & bow, S5491; EF, sl off-ctr, glossy dark greenish patina. (An EF brought $219, CGB 1/07.) Minimum Bid $40




125 SIDON, 1/16 Shekel, Evagoras II, 346-343 BC, King slaying lion, OO lgnd/galley & waves, F-VF, darkish tone, obv centered & clear, rev off-ctr & crude. (A VF with lt porosity & scrs brought $270, CNG eAuc. 9/16.) Minimum Bid $20




126 SMYRNA, Æ23, 190-75 BC, Apollo head r/Homer std l, S4571; AVF/F, obv head has much detail tho top sl crowded, olive-brown patina, sl grainy mainly on rev. (A VF brought $151

in my 10/92 sale; VF $265, Gorny 10/07.) MB $30




127 SPAIN, CASTULO, Æ25, time of Augustus, Male head r, hand in front/ sphinx r;, star; EF/VF+, centered, well struck, dark green patina with some earthen hilighting, hair detail sharp, rev unusually strong for this. (A GVF+/VF brought $616, Artemide 4/12.) Minimum Bid $130




128 SYRACUSE, Agathokles, 317-289 BC, Tetradrachm, Kore hd r/Nike erecting trophy, triskeles rt, the scarcer better style issue S972 (£900); AVF, nrly centered, deep grey-brown tone, lt smoothing in obv field right. Nice. (A Ch. VF, same variety, brought $9200, Stack's 1/09.) Minimum Bid $700




129 Timoleon, 344-336 BC, Æ27, Dilitron, Zeus hd l./horse l, S1191; Nice VF, well centered, good deep green patina (sl smoothed?); lovely portrait. Very desirable piece. (A GVF brought $2530, CNG 5/02.) Minimum Bid $250




130 -- Æ19, Poseidon hd l./trident, S1223; AVF, nrly centered, smooth medium brown patina. (A Near VF brought $178, F&S 6/08.) Minimum Bid $25




131 SYRIA, Seleukos I, in the name of Alex the Great, Tet, Carrhae, Herakles head r/Zeus std l, crescent above Theta-E, Pr.3814; VF, obv centered sl low but complete, good metal with lt tone, excellent high-relief head. (A VF with lt porosity, this exact variety, brought $347, CNG eAuct. 11/09.) Minimum Bid $170




132 -- Æ14, Winged Medusa head r/bull butting r, AVF/F, centered, dark greenish patina, nice head with detail. (A VF brought $221, Naumann 4/15.) Minimum Bid $25




133 Seleukos III, 226-223 BC, Tet, His head r/Apollo std l., Tarsos, at left U over P (partly off), as S6922 (£350); Nice VF, centered, good metal, problem-free. (A VF, this exact variety, brought $743, Naumann 3/14.) Minimum Bid $240




134 Demetrios I, Drachm, His hd r/Apollo std l, S7017; VF, nrly centered, just a touch of crudeness mainly on rev, excellent metal with lt tone. (A GVF, worn obv die, brought $258, CNG eAuction 11/15.) Minimum Bid $60




135 Cleopatra & Antiochos VIII, Tet, Conjoined busts r/Zeus std l, date BQP, S7135var; Choice VF, nrly centered, well struck, excellent metal with lt tone; very bold & pleasing. (A VF with roughness & scrs brought $4113, CNG 5/14.) Minimum Bid $600




136 Philip, Tet His head r/Zeus std l, as S7196; EF, virtually as struck, nrly centered on large flan, minor problem @ 4:00 obv edge; well struck apart from just a few hair curls, rev particularly strong; bright lustrous metal. Choice for this. (A GVF on compact flan brought $529, Triton 1/15.) Minimum Bid $230




137 Antiochus XII, 89-84 BC, His head r/Zeus stg l, hldg Nike, 6 lines of lgnd; VF, obv much off-ctr to left, but good portrait detail; rev nrly centered with lgnds all virtually complete; dark brown patina, earthen hilighting on rev. Rare! (Clearly much nicer than an AVF, similarly off-ctr but rather rough, bringing $351, Elsen 9/07.) Minimum Bid $65




139 TARENTUM, Nomos, 272-235 BC, Naked youth on horse r, magistrate ARISTOKLES/Boy on dolphin l, nymph head to rt; Vlas.877; VF, good metal with some lt tone; obv centered, well struck & nice; rev has sl edge irregularity, boy's head partly off. (A VF, this exact variety sold for $601, Gorny 10/10.) Min Bid $160




140 -- Similar, Mask of Silenos below horse, Vlas.859; AVF, obv centered high losing horse's head, rev nrly centered, good clean metal. (A VF with rev off-ctr brought $345, CNG 5/09.) MB $110




141 Diobol, 380-344 BC, Athena hd l., skylla on helmet/Herakles strangling lion; AVF, nrly centered, sl roughness, clear features. This normally has head right; quite rare with head left. MB $40




142 TEOS, Diobol, 320-294 BC, Griffin std r/lyre, magistrate MENTOR; Choice VF-EF, obv well centered with nice complete griffin; rev just sl off-ctr, full lgnd. Excellent metal. (A GVF, same variety, brought $168, CNG eAuction 11/11.) Minimum Bid $85




143 TERINA, Triobol, 400-356 BC, Nymph hd r, TE in field/Nike std l; AVF, nrly centered, two-toned metal with only a whisper of porosity; nice. Rare with obv TE. (Same type, no TE, VF, brought $499, CNG 5/16.) Minimum Bid $60




144 THASOS, Trihemiobol, c. 500-470 BC, Naked satyr running/kneeling r, hand on penis/quadripartite incuse, S1302; VF, centered, decent metal with lt tone, nice. The famous masturbation coin. (A VF+ brought $562, CGB 4/10.) Minimum Bid $60




145 Stater, 510-480 BC, Ithyphallic satyr & struggling nymph/4-part incuse square; S1746 (£425); Choice bold VF, well centered & struck in fine archaic style; excellent metal; ex Obolos "beautiful old collection toning;" it does have a nice deep tone in recesses accentuating the motif. (A VF brought $655 on $1500 bid in my 2/14 sale; VF $4500, Peus 10/07.) Minimum Bid $375




146 Tet, after 148 BC, Dionysos hd r/Herakles stg l, monogram, as S1759; VF+/VF, centered on large flan, good metal with lt tone, unusually fine style; slightly bendy with some very minor marks, but highly attractive. Also, rare monogram. (A GVF of the type brought $1250, Davisson 11/12.) Minimum Bid $150




147 Same but style just beginning to become barbarous, thus a Celtic issue, with M monogram; AVF/F+, nrly centered, good metal with sl goldy tone, sl cupped fabric. (A F+/AVF brought $308 on $450 bid in my 8/90 sale.) Minimum Bid $90




148 THEBES, Stater, 395-338 BC, Boeotian shield/amphora, DA-IM; EF, obv somewhat off-ctr with some of shield outline off, rev nrly centered; a few teensy flan flaws on shield, otherwise excellent metal with rev lustrous; full amphora detail, the way I like these, rarely found thus. (A GVF with scr, same var, lacking full amphora detail, brought $705, Triton 1/10.) Min Bid $425




149 THESSALIAN League, Drachm, 196-146 BC, Apollo hd r/ Athena Itonia stg r, magistrates EU & POLY, as S2234; Choice EF/AEF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, good metal with nice old collection toning, wonderful detail on head. (Light years better than a VF, this exact var., bringing $585, Triton 1/12.) MB $225




150 THRACE, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, Tet, Alexander head with horn of Ammon/Athena std l, HP monogram, crescent below, Lampsakos; VF/F, well centered, decent metal with contrasting tone in recesses, attractive head of nice style. (A VF, this exact var., brought $978, CNG 9/05.) Minimum Bid $160




151 VELIA, Nomos, 300-280 BC, Athena hd l./lion rt, thyrsos below; F, centered, good metal, bright and untoned. A punch-mark gets the lion right in his you-know-whats, it's not obvious at first glance. (A VF+/F-VF brought $306 in my 1/98 sale) MB $90




152 Western Asia Minor, Uncertain (Neandria or Larissa?) Tetartemorion (.14 g), 4th cent BC, Crested helmet l./amphora in square, unpublished & rare; VF/F, nrly centered, good metal, fully clear. (A VF brought $184, CNG eAuc 2/16.) Minimum Bid $50




ROMAN REPUBLIC

153 BRONZE As, Janus head/prow, Cr. 56/2, Sy.143; VF+, nrly centered, well struck, nice green patina, unusually strong detail on Janus heads. Cleaning marks visible only under magnification.

(A VF brought $1900, Num. Genev. 4/09.) Minimum Bid $190




154 Semuncia, Mercury head r/Prow r, Cr.38/7; VF, nrly centered, grass green patina, moderate roughness mainly on rev, obv pleasant with much detail. (A VF with sl scr brought $374, Gorny 10/12.) Minimum Bid $70




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

155 Quinarius, Cr.44/6, Sy.169, Roma hd r, V behind/Dioscuri r; VF+, centered, well struck, good metal with lt tone, nice. Ex Naville Numismatics as AEF. (A VF+ brought $564, CGB 2/12.) Minimum Bid $90




156 Anonymous, 197/1a, Sy.376, Roma hd r/Victory in biga r; Choice VF+, centered & well struck, excellent metal with mellow tone & luster. Lovely coin. (A VF brought $358, CNG eAuction 5/14.) Minimum Bid $110




157 C. Scribonius, 201/1, Sy.380, Roma head r/Dioscuri r; VF, nrly centered, good metal with medium tone, pleasant. (A GVF realized $529, CNG 9/14. I don't know why.) Minimum Bid $85




158 C. Maianus, 203/1a, Sy.427, Roma hd r/Victory in biga r; AEF/VF+, obv centered, rev a touch off-ctr to rt, excellent metal with lt tone, nicely detailed. (A VF+ brought $225, CGB 6/13.) Minimum Bid $100




159 S. Afranius, 206/1, Sy.388, type as last, AEF/VF, well centered & struck, lt tone, well detailed & pleasing. (A GVF brought $529, CNG 9/14.) Minimum Bid $100




160 Pinarius Natta, 208/1, Sy.390, type as last, EF/AEF, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, quite sharply struck, perfect metal with attractive contrasty toning. Ex Naville as EF/AEF. (A Near EF brought $823, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $160




161 M. Iunius, 220/1, Sy.408, Roma hd r/Dioscuri r, VF+/VF, obv well centered & struck, rev a hair off-ctr, sl crowding/wkness at right; good metal with lt tone. (A VF sold for $150, Berk 2/06.) Minimum Bid $75




162 M. Baebius Q.f. Tampilus, 236/1, Sy.489, Roma hd l./Apollo in quadriga r; VF, well centered, nice two-toned silver. (A VF with flaw on neck brought $282, F&S 6/08.) Minimum Bid $85




163 L. Antestius Gragulus, 238/1, Sy.451, Roma hd r/Jupiter in quadriga r; EF, obv a little off-ctr to NW, rev well centered; good strike with strong details; nice metal quality with luster & lt tone. (An EF realized $480, Kunker 3/07.) Minimum Bid $160




164 M. Porcius Laeca, 270/1, Sy.513, Roma hd r/Libertas in quadriga, Nike above; VF, a little off-ctr but basically complete, nice metal with lt tone. (A nice VF brought $189, VAuctions 7/11.) Minimum Bid $75




165 M. Fannius, 275/1, Sy.419, Roma hd r/Victory in quadriga r; F/AF, obv typically off-ctr to left, good metal with just a few teensy obv blemishes, ltly toned. (A F brought $40 on $45 bid in my 11/07 sale.) Minimum Bid $20




166 Q. Minucius Rufus, 277/1, Sy.421, Roma head r/Dioscuri r; AEF/VF-EF, obv unusually well centered, rev nrly centered; excellent metal with strongly contrasting tone. Strong details. (A VF-EF realized $306, Gorny 3/11.) Minimum Bid $135




167 M. Tullius, 280/1, Sy.531, Roma head r/Victory in hotrod r; VF, centered on a large flan, excellent metal with lt tone; tiny area of wkness at obv bottom edge, but this is nitpicking. Nice coin. (A GVF brought $247, F&S 12/09.) Minimum Bid $85




168 M. Calidius, Q. Metellus, Cn. Foulvius, 284/1b, Sy.539a (Rarity 3); Roma hd r/Victory in biga r, Choice VF, well centered & boldly struck, good metal with contrasting tone, very nice. (A VF brought $260, Peus 11/06.) Minimum Bid $90




169 Anonymous, 287/1, Sy.530, Roma head r/Roma std rt on shields; wolf & twins; VF, well centered & struck, hint of micro-porosity under deep old tone. Quite nice for this distinctive type, often ill-struck. (A VF brought $633, Gemini 1/14.) Min Bid $125




170 Ap. Claudius & pals, 299/1a, Sy.570, Roma head r/Victory in triga; Nice VF, obv well centered, rev sl off ctr to left; boldly struck; excellent 2-toned metal. (A GVF brought $291, CNG eAuction 11/11.) Minimum Bid $80




171 M. Herennius, 308/1a, Sy.567, Pietas hd r/Amphinomus carrying his dad; Nice VF, decently centered & well struck, good metal with lt tone, bold features. (A GVF brought $420, Kunker 10/12.) Minimum Bid $95





172 L. Thorius Balbus, 316/1, Sy.598, Juno Sospita head r, wearing goat skin/bull charging r; Mint State, nrly centered, good strike for this with bull detailed & in unusually fine style; bright lustrous silver. (EFs brought $1035, CNG 9/10 & $3150, NAC 5/15.) Minimum Bid $250




173 L. Saturninus, 317/3a, Sy.578, Roma hd l./Saturn in quadriga r; Choice VF+/VF, obv nrly centered, rev a touch off-ctr to bottom; excellent metal with tone in recesses; very bold appearance. (A GVF brought $250, NAC 10/11.) Min Bid $85




174 P. Servilius Rullus, 328/1, Sy.601; Minerva bust l./Victory in biga, horses rearing; F, nrly centered on large flan, some scattered small marks, possibly a bit bendy, or possibly not. MB $22




175 D. Junius Silanus, 337/3, Sy.646, Roma hd r/Victory in biga r; Mint State, a tiny bit off-ctr, well struck without the crudeness customary for this issue; good metal with much luster & lt tone.

(A GEF brought $498, NAC 4/11.) Minimum Bid $220




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176 L. Piso Frugi, 340/1, Sy.658a, Apollo hd r/Horseman racing r, dolphin above; Choice VF+/VF, rev sl off-ctr, good two-toned metal, obv unusually well struck & nice for these. (A VF, Sy.658a, brought $264, CNG eAuction 4/08) Minimum Bid $95




177 L. Julius Bursio, 352/1a, Sy.728, Youthful hd r/Victory in quadriga r; VF, centered, Victory a bit weak, otherwise well struck, good metal, lt tone. (A VF brought $353, Gorny 10/11) MB $85




178 C. Licinius C.f. Macer, 354/1, Sy.732, Vejovis l., hurling thunderbolt/Minerva in quadriga r; VF, centered on oversized unround flan, significant striking flatness at obv top & rev bottom, good metal with lt tone (A NVF brought $220, Noble 4/11) MB $35




179 Pub. Crepusius, 361/1c, Sy.738a, Apollo hd r/horseman r; AEF/EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, well struck, good metal with nice lt golden-grey toning. (A Near EF brought $575, Triton 1/3; EF $1518, Gorny 10/15.) Minimum Bid $170




180 L. Sulla & L.Manlius, 367/5, Sy.757, Roma hd r/Sulla in quadriga r.; AVF, obv centered somewhat low, rev well centered though sl crowded; good metal with lt tone. Scarce. (A F-VF/VF brought $126 in my 6/13 sale.) Minimum Bid $75




181 L. Procilius, 379/1, Sy.771, Jupiter head r/Juno Sospita r, with spear & shield; Nice VF, obv well centered, rev a hair off-ctr, good metal with lt tone, good detail. (A GVF brought $470, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $90




182 Ti. Claudius Ti.ap.n.Nero, 383/1, Sy.770a, Diana bust r/Victory in biga r; EF/VF+, obv centered & quite sharply struck, rev sl off-ctr; good metal with deep old toning. Great detail on Diana. (An AEF brought $529, CNG 5/14.) Minimum Bid $150




183 L. Rutilius Flaccus, 387/1, Sy.780a, Roma head r/Victory in biga r; EF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, nice strike, good metal with luster & whisper of tone. (An EF brought $510, Helios 10/09.)

Minimum Bid $195




184 L. Rustius, 389/1, Sy.782 (Rarity 3), Mars head r/ram stg r; Toned F, fourree, spot of core exposure on helmet, sl bendy, asstd other sl imperfections, but bold features. Min Bid $20




185 C. Piso L.f. Frugi, 408/1a, Sy.865c, Apollo head r/horseman whizzing r; VF, centered, nicely struck, two-toned metal with just slightest porosity. (A VF brought $299, Heritage 8/10.) MB $75




186 L. Scribonius Libo, 416/1, Sy.928; Bonus Eventus head r/ well-head with lyres; VF-EF/VF, nrly centered on a large flan, good metal with pleasant medium toning; nice sharp head of

good style. (A VF brought $210, Kunker 3/07.) Minimum Bid $95




187 P. Accoleius Lariscolus, 486/1, Sy.1148, Bust of Acca Larentia r/Triple cult statues; F+, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, some strike wkness on left figure; bright silver with minor touches of granularity. Rare. (A GF brought $176, Roma 6/14.) Min Bid $65




188 L. Livineius Regulus, 494/27, Sy.1109 (Rarity 4); Regulus head r/curule chair betw trios of fasces; EF/VF, nrly centered, obv sharply struck with full portrait hair detail, rev with a touch of strike wkness; excellent metal with rich old collection tone. Rare. (Clearly superior to a VF with flaw on portrait bringing $588, CNG eAuc.1/13) Minimum Bid $275




189 IMPERATORIAL. Julius Caesar, Den., lifetime issue, His veiled head r/P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus stg l, Sy1074; F-VF, obv centered tho flatly struck at right edge, rev somewhat off-ctr & flatly struck at top; good metal with lt tone; portrait quite good with much detail. (Far better than a F bringing $1528, Heritage 9/12.) Minimum Bid $575




190 MARK ANTONY, Legionary Den, Galley/Eagle betw standards, LEG II; VF+, well centered & struck, good metal, lt tone. And now for the bad news: About 20% of the coin was broken off, possibly when struck. (A GVF brought $1293, Triton 1/15. So it's worth 80% of that, right?) But Minimum Bid only $25



191 OCTAVIAN, Den, His bare hd r/L. LIVINIVS REGVLVS, Victory stg r, Cr.494/25, Sy.1107; F, centered on a large flan, perfect metal, just smooth wear; some of lgnds wk, portrait quite bold. (A F with banker mark brought $384. NAC 5/13.) MB $130




ROMAN EMPIRE


192 AUGUSTUS, Den, Bare head r/IMP X ACT, Apollo stg l; VF+, obv centered, rev sl off-ctr, some micro porosity, ltly toned; possibly fourree but a strong weight of 4.06 gms & well detailed portrait of nice style. (A VF brought $805, Gorny 3/11.) MB $170




193 Egypt, Æ16 (Hemiobol), Laur head r/Star & crescent; VF, nrly centered, lt brown, obv has significant roughness but sharp hair & laurel wreath detail; rev only minimally grainy. Rare. (Better rev than on a VF sold for $340, Kunker 3/04.) MB $30




194 AUGUSTUS & Julius Caesar, Æ22, Thessalonika, Laur hd of Caesar r/Bare hd of Augustus r, GIC-151; F, somewhat off-ctr, partial lgnds, deep green patina, both portraits quite clear. (A F, overall roughness, sold for $178, CNG 5/08.) Minimum Bid $50




195 AUGUSTUS & Agrippa, Æ25 of Nemausus, Their busts back-to-back, P-P/crocodile & palm; AVF/F, tan-brown, obv has centration pit at Aug's ear, otherwise decent surfaces with hardly any porosity, both portraits with much detail; rev has a touch of roughness on croc's back half. (A F realized $564, Album 1/14.) Minimum Bid $65




196 AGRIPPA, As, His bust l./SC, Neptune stg l; VF/F-VF, nrly centered, full lgnd, medium brown patina, rather minor roughness; much hair detail visible. (Compare a "bold F" sold for $600, Berk 5/12.) Minimum Bid $80




197 TIBERIUS & Livia, Thessalonika Æ23+, GIC-316; F+/F, nrly centered, lgnds somewhat weak but actually virtually complete; smooth dark greenish-brown patina; both portraits bold. (An AF brought $118 on $180 bid in my 6/04 sale.) Minimum Bid $65




198 NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS, Sest, bust l./Claudius amid arms; copy, struck, EF lt tone, nice hefty piece. Min. Bid $15




199 GERMANICUS, As, by Claudius, Head r/SC in lgnd, RIC 106; EF, well centered, full lgnds, somewhat glossy olive-brown patina, a little lt roughness with some smoothing mainly on rev. Portrait quite nice with full strong hair detail. (A VF brought $940, Kunker 3/06; VF-EF $1380, Rauch 5/10.) Minimum Bid $325




200 CALIGULA, As, VESTA std l; VF, centered, full lgnds, warm brown patina, only very sl graininess; good bold portrait. Hint of an upset rim, was emplaced in a standard? Nice. (A VF brought $476 in my 9/89 sale; GVF $2000, Davisson 2/16.) Min Bid $150




201 Quadrans, Pileus, S-C, lgnd around/RCC in lgnd, COS QVAT; VF-EF/VF, nrly centered, nrly complete lgnds, dark greenish patina. A nice strong coin. (A VF of the type brought $217, Rauch 9/11.) Minimum Bid $55




202 CLAUDIUS, As, SC, Minerva stg r; VF-EF, somewhat off-ctr, obv to top, rev to bottom; obv flatly struck at bottom with partial lgnd; portrait of fine style with quite strong hair detail. Basically smooth dark patina. (A GVF brought $1265, CNG 5/12.) MB $100




203 Quadrans, Modius/SC in lgnd, COS DESIT; EF, rev a touch off-ctr but full lgnds; well struck; smooth darkish brown patina; full sharp detail on modius. Excellent example. (An EF with no modius detail brought $375, Lanz 11/05.) Minimum Bid $100




204 NERO, Den, SALVS std l, Choice EF/VF, obv just a bit off-ctr losing a few letters; rev well centered; wonderful bloated portrait with strong detail. Lovely metal quality with lt iridescent toning. (Compare a GVF bringing $2703, CNG 5/15.) MB $550




205 As, Laur. hd r/SC, Victory flying l., with shield; VF, nrly centered, full strong lgnd, pleasant dark green patina, portrait has oodles of hair detail. A real Robinson VF, not like the crap those other dealers try to flog. (A Choice VF brought $975, Spink America 5/95.) Minimum Bid $135




206 Egypt Tet, LIB, Alexandria bust r in elephant hat; F+, nrly centered but much of lgnds off, toned silver color, very sl porosity, Nero's portrait has much detail. Ex CNG 6/11 as "VF porous," sold for $90. Minimum Bid $40




207 Caesrea-Eusebia, Hemidrachm, Bust r/Victory adv r, ARMENIAC; F, nrly centered but most of obv lgnd wk/off, decent metal, bold portrait. (A Near VF (off-ctr with marks, I'd grade F+) brought $443, CNG 9/10.) Minimum Bid $30




208 GALBA, Den, SPQR OB C S in wreath, nice F+, nrly centered on large flan, full lgnd, good clean metal, minor edge splits, bold portrait. (A F sold for $450, Berk 11/06.) MB $140




209 OTHO, Egypt Tet, LA, Alexandria bust r, in elephant hat; AVF/VF, obv sl off-ctr with lgnd mostly off at left; rev nrly centered; good surfaces with medium grey tone except for small area of disturbance at lower edge. Much portrait detail. (A F, same rev, brought $265, NAC 4/06.) Minimum Bid $185




210 VITELLIUS, Den, XV VIR SACR FAC, Tripod, dolphin, raven; F/VG, centered, partial obv lgnd, rev lgnd mostly gone, good clean silver & a nice bold portrait. (A F with partial lgnds brought $263, NY Sale 1/15.) Minimum Bid $85




211 VESPASIAN, Den, AVGVR TRI POT, Sacrificial implements, VF/F-VF, obv sl off-ctr, a little of lgnd off, rev well centered; decent metal; portrait with clear laurel wreath. (A F+ brought $99, NFA 3/94; VF $256, Roma 9/14.) Minimum Bid $45




212 Den, PON MAX TRP COS VI, Pax std l; F-VF, nrly centered, lgnds complete tho somewhat crude, good metal with lt tone, portrait quite strong. (A VF, hardly better, brought $169, Naumann 12/13.) Minimum Bid $32




213 Den, VESTA stg l; Choice VF, well centered, full bold lgnd, excellent metal with luster & lt tone; strong portrait detail; minor edge irregularity. (A GVF brought $593, CNG 5/15.) Min Bid $75




214 As, VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory stg r on prow, VF, obv centered with full tho partly crowded lgnd, rev lgnd mostly off at rt; dark brown patina, only a touch of roughness on obv, rev has a shallow rough patch in right field; strong portrait with bold laurel wreath. Obv lgnd ends COS III. Not in RIC, Coh or BMC. (An AEF/VF with some corr "extremely rare," brought $267, Lanz 11/99, the only sale record I found.) Minimum Bid $70




215 POSTHUMOUS Den, Shield w/SC betw capricorns, globe below; Choice VF/AEF, well centered & struck, detailed portrait, excellent metal, great quality. (A Choice VF brought $402, Goldberg 6/02.) Minimum Bid $110




216 TITUS, As Caesar, Den, PONTIF TRP COS III, Pax std l; AF, partial lgnds, smoothly worn, bold portrait. Min Bid $35




217 As Aug., Den, TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, Thunderbolt atop throne; Choice VF+, well centered & struck, excellent metal with lt tone. (A GVF brought $480, NAC 3/10.) Min Bid $130




218 Same but dolphin upon on anchor, F, centered, lgnds complete, good metal. (A F brought $111 in my 9/89 sale.) MB $45




219 DOMITIAN, Den, IMP XI COS XII CENS PPP, Minerva stg l; VF/F+, nrly centered, full lgnds (tho XII wwk), bright clean metal, nice detailed portrait. Minimum Bid $35




220 As, MONETA AVGVSTI, Moneta stg l; AEF, obv centered a bit low with lgnd fading out at boittom, rev well centered with full bold lgnd; medium brown patina; decent surfaces; strong detailed portrait. Nice. (A GVF brought $460, Triton 12/00.) Min Bid $110




221 NERVA, Den, COS III PATER PATRIAE, Sacrificial implements; Choice EF, well centered, full bold lgnds, excellent metal with lt tone & luster hints; sharp portrait in fine style. Great quality. (Compare an EF with flan flaws & scrs bringing $700, Lanz 11/99; EF $1160, Rauch 11/06.) Minimum Bid $375




222 As, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas stg l, AVF/F-VF, centered on oval flan, lgnds complete with end part wk on obv, somewhat two-toned brown patina, strong portrait with much detail. Ex Allan Barker collection. (A F+ sold for $250, Berk 3/05.) Min Bid $50




223 TRAJAN, Den, PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, Mars adv r, VF, obv a touch off-ctr with lgnd crowded/wk at rt, excellent metal with medium tone, nice portrait with strong detail. (A VF, same variety, brought $224, Naumann 11/14.) Minimum Bid $40




224 Den, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas leaning on column; EF, centered, bright metal, minor crudeness in lgnds, portrait of fine style with sharp detail. (EFs realized $550, NAC 3/02 and $500, Gorny 3/08.) Minimum Bid $160



225 As, the distinctive Antioch issue in orichalcum metal with radiate bust/DAC PARTHICO etc, SC in wreath; VF-EF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but lgnd complete, strongly two-toned with lt tan on high points, dark tone in fields; good surfaces. Sharp strike with detailed bust. Excellent example. (A GVF brought $805, CNG 9/07; VF, lt porosity $764, Triton 1/14.) Min Bid $180




226 Quadrans, His bust r/SC, wolf l.; VF-EF/VF, well centered, mostly smooth dark patina, strong detail on portrait, but a clump of encrustation at Trajan's shoulder. (A VF brought $300, Dorotheum 5/08.) I paid more than Minimum Bid $45




227 Egypt Tet, LI-Theta, Dikaiosyne stg l, F+/F, nrly centered, lgnd crude, silver-grey with minor porosity mainly on rev, nice strong portrait. Previous owner paid $90. Minimum Bid $25




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