SALE 108 PART 4
344 CONSTANTIUS I, Posthumous, Follis, Veiled bust r/MEMORIA FELIX, altar betw eagles, PTR;
AEF/VF, centered on large flan, medium brown, sl graininess mainly confined to rev. Scarce issue.
(A VF/EF, "somewhat rough" brought $156, Munz Zent 4/88.) Starting Bid $45
345 GALERIUS, Ant, IOV ET HERCVL CONS CAES, Hercules giving Victory to ruler;
EF/VF+, obv well centered & struck, rev a hair off-ctr, mostly silvered surfaces with sl dusty tone,
sl darker area behind obv head. Very scarce type for Galerius.
(An EF, same variety, brought $291, CNG eAuc 6/10.) Start Bid $45
346 As Augustus, Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, B/SMSD;
EF/VF, centered, minor rev wkness, portrait fully sharp, glossy olive-brown surfaces. Starting Bid $50
347 GALERIA VALERIA, Follis, VENERI VICTRICI, Venus stg l, MKV,
VF-EF, nrly centered on unround flan, couple obv letters crowded, glossy dark brown surfaces,
sharp hair detail. (A VF-EF actually sold for $1,056, Kunker 3/17.) Minimum Bid $50
348 Same, but HTB, F-VF, nrly centered, lgnds complete tho somewhat sift,
thickish dark green patina with sl touches of roughness. Portrait with reasonable hair detail.
Ex European auction as VF. (A F-VF brought $61 in my 1/11 sale.) MB $25
349 SEVERUS II, As Caesar, Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, SMSD; VF/F, centered,
rev somewhat crudely struck with lgnd wk at rt, lt brown, scattered porosity & roughness.
Portrait has good detail. With Christian Blom tag $75 -- and that was before I removed the heavy green encrustation!
Scarce. (A GVF brought $448, CNG eAuc 8/11.) Starting Bid $35
350 MAXENTIUS, Follis, CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma std with Ruler & captive
in 4-column temple with angels & wolf & twins at top, AQP; EF/VF, oval flan, full obv lgnd,
rev lgnd wk & partly off at left; good olivy-brown surfaces; sharp hair & beard detail on portrait.
(A VF brought $204, Peus 11/08.) Starting Bid $40
351 ROMULUS, Follis, AETERNAE MEMORIAE, temple, AVF/F, centered, full lgnds,
darkish greenish-brown, a little roughness mainly on rev; portrait quite decent.
Mintmark area appears blank. Ex European auction as VF+/VF.
(A F-VF/F+ brought $225 in my 1/10 sale; VF "somewhat corroded" $525, Kunker 9/06.)
Starting Bid $100
352 MAXIMINUS II, As Caesar, Follis, GENIO CAESARIS, Genius stg l, K/S/P/ALE; Choice EF,
well centered & sharply struck, medium brown patina with hints of lustery silvering in recesses.
(A GVF, same mint, brought $224, CNG eAuc 2/13; EF $297, Kunker 10/14.) Starting Bid $50
353 As Augustus, Reduced Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter stg l, wreath, E/SMTS,
AEF/VF, centered, silvered surfaces with somewhat uneven tone on obv, rev a mite grainy;
good sharp portrait. (An AEF/VF brought $76 in my 11/05 sale.) MB $25
354 Same type but mint HT-Gamma, and obv lgnd ends PF INV AVG (scarce);
EF/VF, centered, good strike, silvered surfaces with moderate toning. Starting Bid $35
355 LICINIUS I, Reduced Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG , Genius stg l, with Victory & eagle, SMHT;
VF-EF, actually almost as struck, a hair off-ctr, full lgnds,
grey-brown tone with evident silvering in recesses.
(An EF brought $745 -- not even complete lgnds! -- LHS 4/08.) Starting Bid $17
356 Same but IOVI CONSERVATORI, N/B/SMN; EF, virtually mint state,
centered & complete on sl oval flan, sharply struck, lustery dark silvery-brown surfaces.
(An EF sold for $292, Lanz 6/12.) Starting Bid $30
357 Reduced Follis, GENIO POP ROM, Genius stg l, PLN (London);
VF, centered, sl ragged edge, good medium brown surfaces. (A GVF brought $165, Davisson 10/11.)
358 CONSTANTINE I, Reduced Follis, COMITI AVGG NN, Sol stg l, PLN (London);
Detail of F-VF but technically much better with hardly any wear, but softly struck in centers;
glossy dark silvery-brown surfaces. Scarce type. (A VF brought $46 on $70 bid in my 1/98 sale.)
Starting Bid $12
359 Æ3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Roma std l, CONS; VF, centered,
dark green patina with some earthen hilighting. Very scarce type.
(A VF/VF-EF brought $73 in my 1/11 sale.) MB $20
360 Follis, MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI, Mars stg r, PTR; Choice VF+, well centered & boldly struck,
excellent smooth brown surfaces. Lovely quality. Rare.
(Clearly much nicer than an EF/VF [rough area on rev], same variety, bringing $417, CGB 6/07.)
Starting Bid $90
361 Æ3, PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate, SMTS-Gamma; Superb EF+, nearly mint state,
perfectly centered & quite sharply struck with fabulous portrait detail, silvered surfaces with lt tone.
(An EF literally sold for $365, DNW 4/08.) MB $50
362 Same but SMKB•; AEF/EF, well centered & struck, toned
with much silvering evident in protected areas. Start Bid $20
363 Same but SMHB & obv mantled bust left hldg scepter (scarce for this);
EF, nrly centered, well struck, grey-brown tone with hints of silvering. Starting Bid $30
364 Æ3, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory adv r, captive, STRU; Suoerb EF, nrly centered & complete,
sharply struck, lustery smooth dark steely-brown surfaces.
(An EF brought $77 on $150 bid in my 9/00 sale; EF $500, Lanz 5/06.) MB $37
365 Reduced Follis, SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol stg l, S-F/PLN; AEF/VF, well centered & boldly struck,
medium brown. Nice for this London issue. (An AEF brought $101 on $150 bid in my 7/07 auction.)
Starting Bid $25
366 Æ3, Helmeted bust r/VIRTVS EXERCIT, 2 captives beneath trophy inscr VOT XX, S-F/TSE;
EF/VF, perfectly centered, obv sharp, rev a bit soft; grey-brown tone over silvered surfaces.
(A VF-EF realized $120, Munz Zentrum 9/12.) Starting Bid $25
367 Æ3, VOT XX in wreath etc, SMHA; EF, perfectly centered & well struck, olive-green patina.
(A VF/VF+ brought $190, iNumis 3/07. Must've been on account of that "plus.") MB $20
368 COMMEMORATIVE, Æ3, VRBS ROMA bust l./Wolf & twins, 2 stars above, TR•P;
Choice EF, well centered & struck, good smooth brown surfaces; quite sharp details, very nice.
(An EF realized $533, M&M 6/17. Not a typo.) Start Bid $38
369 HELENA, Æ3, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas stg l, SMANT-Gamma; EF, nrly centered,
silvered surfaces with medium tone (a little darker on rev left side);
portrait with superb sharp hair detail. (An EF realized $748, Stack's 1/09.) Starting Bid $75
370 Same but SMANTB; VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr; good smooth dark green-brown surfaces
with paler green hilighting. Unusual tall portrait style.
(A sl granular VF+ brought $76 on $83 bid in my 7/12 scam.) Starting Bid $18
371 FAUSTA, Æ3, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Fausta stg w/babies, SMALA; Choice EF, rev sl off-ctr,
nice smooth deep brown surfaces, superb sharp hair detail that just pops out at you.
(An EF brought $460, M&M et al 12/98.) Starting Bid $100
372 Same but SMTSA, VF+, well centered, decent strike, dark silvery-brown,
quite strong hair detail. (A VF+ sold for $175, iNumis 3/09.) Starting Bid $35
373 CRISPUS, Æ3, bust left/PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate, AEF/EF+, perfectly centered,
well struck, obv with hilighted green patina, rev with toned silvering & particularly sharp.
(An AEF brought $172, Kunker 10/14.) Starting Bid $25
374 CONSTANTINE II, Æ3, PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate, SMHE;
VF+, centered, well struck, dark greenish patina with some hilighting. Starting Bid $11
375 As Augustus, Æ4, GLORIA EXERCITVS, standard betw soldiers, SMNE;
EF/AEF, rev sl off-ctr, dark brown patina, sharp portrait.
Very rare as Augustus!! Try to find one! (An AEF brought $185 on $200 bid in my 7/12 sale.)
Starting Bid $50
376 CONSTANTIUS II, As CAES, Æ3, GLORIA EXERCITVS, 2 standards betw soldiers, SMANTZ;
Choice EF, well centered & struck, good smooth steel-brown surfaces.
(An EF sold for $42 on $75 bid in my 8/94 auction.) Starting Bid $25
377 As AUGUSTUS, Æ4, GLORIA EXERCITVS, standard betw soldiers, SMANZ,
EF, centered on flan very ragged at obv left & rev right; obv lgnd somewhat crude;
portrait & rev figures sharp. Lustery brown. Starting Bid $18
378 Siliqua, VOT XXXX in wreath, C•Delta; RIC 134; VF, touches of porosity here & there,
dark tone in recesses; a piece broken off and reglued. VERY RARE rev type without "MVLTIS."
Starting Bid $50
379 Issue by VETRANIO: Cent., HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Ruler stg w/labarum & crowned by Victory, •ASIS•;
AEF/VF+, centered on ragged-edged flan, darkish brown patina, lgnds partly crude mainly on rev,
portrait sharp. (A VF+/VF brought $91 on $100 bid in my 3/93 sale; VF+ $158, CGB 11/09.)
Starting Bid $30
380 CONSTANTIUS GALLUS, Æ3, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, Gamma-SIS;
EF, perfectly centered with full lgnds, sl soft strike on rev, obv sharp with strong hair detail;
glossy near-black patina. Unusually good for this. (A VF-EF realized $135, Elsen 12/05.)
Starting Bid $30
381 VETRANIO, Cent, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Ruler w/2 labara, A-B/TSA; AVF, centered on sl irregular flan,
glossy deep green patina. (An AVF brought $193, Artemide 10/13.) Start Bid $60
382 MAGNENTIUS, Cent, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler on horse riding down foe, TRSU;
AEF/VF, well centered, rev lgnd a little crude, otherwise a nice strike with strong portrait hair detail;
good dark brown surfaces. Scarcer type. (A GVF realized $385, Gorny 3/03.) Starting Bid $65
383 JULIAN, Æ1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull stg r, *ASIRM-branch, Choice EF, obv perfectly centered,
rev nrly so, well struck, superb portrait with crisp hair & beard detail; nice deep green patina.
(An EF brought $2000, NAC 3/94.) Start Bid $275
384 Siliqua, VOTIS V MVLTIS X in wreath, LVG; VF, well centered,
very slight surface quibbles hidden by moderately dark tone. (A VF brought $285, Titano 2/05.)
Start Bid $85
385 ANONYMOUS, Time of Julian? Æ3, GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche std facg, river god swimming below/
APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo stg l with lyre, SHA; F-VF, centered, dark patina,
minor roughness with some lt marks of attempted cleaning.
(A VF/F sold for $175, Berk 8/08.) Starting Bid $20
386 JOVIAN, Æ3, VOT V in wreath, BSISC, EF/VF, well center-ed, just a couple of obv letters wk,
portrait fully sharp; good olive green patina. (A NEF/GVF brought $183, Noble 4/11.)
Starting Bid $40
387 Æ3, VOT V MVLT X in wreath, BSIRM; VF-EF, centered, well struck, glossy dark greenish-brown surfaces;
sharp portrait detail. (A VF+ brought $275, iNumis 3/10.) Starting Bid $30
388 VALENTINIAN I, Siliqua, RESTITVTOR REIP, Ruler stg w/labarum & Victory, ANT•;
scarcer type; EF, perfectly centered, some crudeness at edges but otherwise quite sharply struck;
moderately toned; almost invisible edge crack.
(A VF brought $357, Kunker 3/09.; Near EF with traces of pporosity $863, Triton 1/10.)
Starting Bid $160
389 GRATIAN, Æ3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Ruler dragging captive, ASISCVF (the VF ligatured, unusual);
EF, well centered, lgnds somewhat crudely struck, portrait & rev figure sharp;
nice milk chocolate surfaces.
(An EF [of the type [my notes say "crappy looking"] brought $180, Titano 6/03.) Starting Bid $30
390 VALENS, Siliqua, VRBS ROMA, Roma std l, TRPS•; Choice VF, centered on sl egg shaped flan,
excellent two-toned metal. (A GVF brought $316, CNG 9/08.) Starting Bid $110
391 Æ1, RESTITVTOR REIPVB, Ruler stg with labarum, SMNA; in NGC slab as VF,
Strike 4/5, surface 2/5 smoothing; I grade VF/F with rev lgnd gone at right,
dark greenish patina with faint scratches visible only with magnification.
Good portrait with full diadem detail. Truly Rare coin, very hard to find better.
(Poor photo, this coin very hard to photograph through plastic)
(A VF [looks F+ to me] brought $650, Gorny 3/07.) Starting Bid $120
392 VALENTINIAN II, Æ2, VIRTVS EXERCITI, Ruler hldg labarum & globe,
kicking captive, and chewing gum, SMH?, VF, centered, sm edge irregularity,
nice dark green patina with orangy hilighting. (A VF+ brought $219, CGB 6/04.) MB $25
393 THEODOSIUS I, Æ3, CONCORDIA AVGGG, Constantinopolis std facg, ANTB; VF-EF, nrly centered,
brown patina, diebreak at mintmk & sm flaw at rev rt edge
(An AEF/VF brought $76 on $137 bid in my 11/12 sale.) Starting Bid $20
394 AELIA FLACCILLA, Æ4, SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory std r, CONE, F-VF/F, nrly centered,
lgnds complete tho part wk, good brown surfaces, much coiffure detail on portrait.
(A NF/GF brought $63, Lockdale 7/06.) Starting Bid $18
395 ARCADIUS, Siliqua, VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma std l, MDPS; VF, centered on full unclipped flan,
rev somewhat crudely struck, decent metal with tone a bit speckly. Portrait quite good.
(A GVF, same variety, brought $251, Savoca 9/18.) Starting Bid $75
396 MAGNUS MAXIMUS, Æ4, SPES ROMANORVM, camp gate, TCON; VF-EF/F, centered, medium brown,
full tho crude obv lgnd, rev very crude & weak; well-detailed portrait,
Ex my collection since 1981 (I had graded it EF/VF) as best I could get till now.
(A VF (diff mint; obv very wk, looks VG) brought $285, Naumann 3/13.) Starting Bid $75
397 HONORIUS, Æ3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, the 3 amigos, ANT-Delta; VF+/F-VF, centered,
obv well struck, rev lgnd somewhat wk, dark patina with orangy hilighting, nice detailed portrait.
(A VF brought $172, Roma 2/18.) Starting Bid $20
398 MARCIAN, Æ4, Monogram in wreath, CON, F, centered, lgnd & mintmark weak,
portrait & monogram fully clear. Olive green patina.
(A F, missing mintmk, brought $52 on $56 bid in my 3/06 sale; AVF/F $175, Rauch 11/07.)
Starting Bid $15
399 JUSTINIAN I, Solidus, Helmeted bust facg 3/4 r with spear & shield/VICTORIA AVGGGB,
Angel facg, CONOB, S137; VF, centered, face somewhat wk, sl bendy, sl dirt at rev right.
(A VF brought $716, Peus 11/08.) Starting Bid $275
400 Same but Officina I, F-VF, obv sl off-ctr, face partly wk, somewhat bent. Starting Bid $260
401 Solidus, Facing helmeted bust/VICTORIA AVGGG-delta, CONOB, S140,
VF, actually almost as struck with luster but softly struck, especially rev lgnd; face clear.
(A GVF brought $518, Goldberg 5/09.) Starting Bid $230
402 MAURICE TIBERIUS, Tremis, bust r/VICTORI MAVRI AVS, cross, CONOB, S488;
F-VF or so but very crudely struck, flat at obv bottom & rev top,
tho actually almost as struck with much luster.
(An EF/VF, tho looking hardly better, brought $431 (plus fee?) CGB 10/11.) Starting Bid $80
403 Semis, Bust r/VICTORIA AVGG, Angel, CONOB, S486; VF, sl off-ctr,
again practically as struck with much luster but crudely struck, especially in centers.
(Better than a VF, "areas of weak strike, a few scratches" bringing $209, CNG 12/14.) MB $95
404 Solidus, Facg helmeted bust/VICTORIA AVGG-Delta, Angel stg, CONOB, S478;
Mint State, obv lgnd at left flat, rev sl off-ctr with some flatness at edge; sharp portrait & rev figure;
rich lustrous gold color with a little coppery toning. (An EF or + brought $842, Noble 4/10.)
Starting Bid $300
405 PHOCAS, Solidus, VICTORIA AVGYZ, Angel stg, CONOB, S620;
VF, well centered & quite nicely struck with strong face; teensy nick at obv top edge.
(A GVF brought $604, CNG 5/12.) Starting Bid $300
406 HERACLIUS, Solidus, S738, 2 busts/cross on steps, offic. E;
EF but somewhat double struck & crude, also with ghosting at rev left; few tiny scrs
(A VF brought $502, Elsen 3/08.) MB $220
407 -- S739, I in rev field, offic.E; EF/VF, obv flatly struck at left, rev sl off-ctr & crude; strong faces.
(A GVF with scattered marks brought $604, CNG eAuc 1/16.) Starting Bid $280
408 -- S743, offic. E, Virtually mint state & choice, obv perfectly centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete;
very well struck with no wkness; good mint luster. (An EF brought $880, Kunker 3/07; EF $920, CNG 9/13.)
Starting Bid $400
409 JOHN II, Hyperpyron, S1947, Christ std facg/Virgin & John hldg cross, hand of God above;
VF+, centered, pretty good strike with only minor crudeness.
Note: this coin has H-Theta (on its side) at obv right, very clear,
nothing like this on any example viewed online. (A GVF brought $425, Naumann 4/16.)
410 ALEXIUS III, Hyperpyron, S2007, Christ stg facg/Alex & St. Constantine hldg cross,
AEF, somewhat bendy, holed in margin. Melt value around $165.
(An GVF with lt scrs & dings brought $1904, CNG eAuc 2/13. An outlier.) Starting Bid $165
411 ANASTASIUS I, Follis, small module, S17, Large M, star left, CON-E;
F, well centered, dark green patina, minor porosity, obv lgnd wk, portrait & rev bold. Scarce.
(A F+, looks virtually equal, reported sold for $212, CGB Webshop.) Starting Bid $25
412 JUSTINIAN I, 5N, S337, "Uncertain mint," Bust r/V in wreath, AVF/VF, greenish-brown,
moderately crude. Very scarce. (A VF brought $121, Sincona 5/17.) Starting Bid $25
413 Ar 1/3 Siliqua, Helmeted Constantinopolis bust r/Large K, VF, nrly centered, sm edge split,
good metal with lt tone.
(A Near VF with ragged flan & lt porosity brought $269, CNG eAuc 5/13; VF $416, Kunker 3/11.)
Starting Bid $80
414 Follis, as S207 but variety with mintmk :KYZ, Facing bust/Year XuIII-B; VF, large 37 mm flan,
obv off-ctr but complete, brown patina with touches of green encrustation mainly on rev,
decent face on portrait. (A VF (ordinary S207) brought $640, Lanz 5/09.) Starting Bid $65
415 JUSTIN II, Follis, S369, NIKO-uII-A; Nice VF, centered & well struck,
brown patina with orangy hilighting, much detail on figures.
(An F-VF/VF brought $135 on $150 bid in my 6/13 sale; VF $360, Argenor 4/05.) Starting Bid $35
416 Follis, S372, KYZ-XI-A, VF, centered, sl edge irregularity, fleshy brown, much detail on figures.
(A VF brought $121 on $131 bid in my 5/09 sale; VF $300, Lanz 11/07.) Start Bid $35
417 TIBERIUS II, Follis, S441, Facg bust/NIKOB-uI, VF, well centered, sl crudeness,
strong face on portrait, olive-brown patina. (A GVF brought $276, CNG 9/11.) Starting Bid $40
418 MAURICE, 20N, S-534,Theoupolis, Large XX, Yr III; Choice VF, nrly centered, well struck,
dark greenish-brown with hilighting, clear face. (A GVF brought $170, Gorny 10/09.) MB $30
419 HERACLIUS, Follis, S883, c/mk on S810, the c/mk at least VF, fully clear with both faces sharp;
dark green patina, minor roughness. (A VF brought $197, Elsen 12/05.) MB $30
420 CONSTANTINE V, Fol, S1569, Nice VF-EF, centered on usual small oblong flan,
medium brown patina, all 3 portraits strong; quite good for this. (A GVF brought $230, CNG 5/09.)
421 LEO V, Follis, facg bust/facg bust, as S1636 but rev has clear C at right;
VF, sl off-ctr on small squareish flan, good olive green patina; both faces quite strong.
(A VF/GVF (regular 1636) brought $310, Gorny 10/15.) Starting Bid $25
422 MICHAEL II, Follis, S1652, 2 facg busts/M; VF, nrly centered on smallish flan,
dark greenish patina, strong detail. (A nice VF with many sm scrs brought $182, CNG 9/98.) MB $22
423 ANONYMOUS, Follis, S1813, Christ bust facg/4-line lgnd; F+/F, centered on large 34 mm flan,
medium brown, Christ face weak but visible. (A F-VF brought $66 in my 2/17 sale.) MB $12
424 -- S1867, Christ bust facg/Mary bust facg; F/AVF, green patina, a little earthen crusting;
Christ face visible, Mary's face clear. (A VF with faces flat brought $364, NY Sale 1/08.) MB $15
425 John VIII, 1423-48, Ar 1/16 Stavraton, S2566, Christ bust/John bust;
AVF, sl crude of course but good silver & both faces quite clear.
(Much better than an AVF bringing $120, Naumann 6/18, the sole example on acsearch.)
Start Bid $65
OTHER OLD COINS
426 ARAB-Sasanian, Ar Drachm (32 mm), Abd al-Malik bin Marwan, 685-705, Sijistan,
Bismillah & rabbi in margin, dated AH 80; EF, quite well struck, good metal.
(Same mint & date, VF with some roughness, realized $617, CNG 5/17.) MB $120
427 ARMENIA, Levon I, 1198-1219, Ar (Double?) Tram, 26 mm, King facg on lion throne/cross betw lions;
EF, centered, ragged edge, lgnds typically crude, devices well struck; teensy edge crack;
bright lustery silver. Considerably larger than usual Tram size (abt 22-23 mm).
(A Near EF (regular size) brought $270, CNG 9/10.) Starting Bid $35
428 AUSTRIA, Eberhard II Bishop of Salzburg, 1200-46, Ar Freisacher Pfennig, Archbishop stg facg/
Large cross betw angel's wings, head below; F or better, squareish flan,
quite crude as usual but types clear enough that I was able to attribute this readily.
(A VF, same type, brought $184, CNG 5/11.) Starting Bid $10
429 Taler, 1621, Hall, D3330, Leopold V bust r/crowned arms, bold VF, nicely toned.
(A VF sold for $411, Fruhwald 7/16.) Starting Bid $110
430 CEYLON, Parakrama Bahu I, 1153-86, Æ Massa, 19 mm, Monkey god/similar,
AEF/VF, brown patina, very bold, nice well-made coin. Scarcer issue? Starting Bid $6
431 CHINA, Square-foot Spade coin, "An Yang," 350-250 BC, large size, 51 mm,
Hartill 3.184, Schj. 13 etc, F-VF, green patina with sl dirt crusting. Genuine. (
A VF brought $358, CNG eAuc 11/14.) Starting Bid $35
432 CRUSADERS, Achaia, Guillaume II de Villehardouin, 1245-78, Ar Denier, Cross/Castle,
EF for this, somewhat crudely struck as always but much above average, centered, deeply toned.
(Much better than a VF bringing $89, Kunker 3/08.) MB $30
433 ENGLAND, Henry IIII, 1216-72, Ar Penny, Long Cross, call it G, centered, lgnds partly wk, sl porosity,
portrait weakly visible. Starting Bid $8
434 Edward IV, 2d reign, Groat, S2098, 1477-80, London, mm. pierced cross & pellet; VF, very sl bend,
some of outer lgnds wk, good metal with mellow old toning, excellent detailed portrait. Scarce issue.
(A NVF brought $445, Spink 6/08.) Start Bid $125
435 Charles I, 1625-49, Rose Farthing, 14 mm, crown over rose/crossed scepters & crown,
F or better, a little crude, dark brown with sl hilighting. Not bad for this. Starting Bid $12
436 Charles II, Æ Farthing, 1673, bust l./Britannia stg, Peck 522; Very nice F+, well struck,
excellent chocolate brown surfaces. (A VF brought $350, Lockdale's 5/08.) Start Bid $35
437 James II, Crown, 1688, conservatively graded F-VF/VF (what normally gets called VF),
shallow depression in obv left field where some problem has been heavily tooled out
(frankly looks a bit worse on the coin than photo);
otherwise good surfaces with nice toning, rev particularly bold & attractive.
(Compare a NF/F bringing $429, Noble 4/13.) Starting Bid $110
438 William III, Farthing, 1696, Peck 657 ("Very scarce"), F-VF, medium brown with only slightest granularity,
touch of wkness at rev top, portrait has near VF detail. Far above average quality for this.
(A "bold VF" brought $437, Baldwin's 9/06.) MB $40
439 George I, Farthing, 1720, Large Letters, Peck 816 ("Very Rare"); F, only slightest traces of porosity,
a nice bold brown coin. Spink F cat £85. Starting Bid $35
440 George II, Farthing 1739, Nice F-VF, boldly struck.
Ex my collection as are the other copper farthings above. MB $15
441 -- Ar 3 Pence 1746/3, Nice F-VF, lt tone, good metal, problem-free. Starting Bid $20
442 George III, contemporary imitation 1/2 Penny, 1777, as regular types but obv GEORGE III KING OF B,
rev HALF PENNY, VF, medium brown, a little crude but nice. Starting Bid $15
443 George III 6 Pence 1787 No Hearts, AU, ltly toned with luster, nice.
(A GEF brought $119, Noble 4/10.) Start Bid $65
444 Conder Token 1/2d 1794, Middx D&H 1024, political, "T. Hardy tried for high treason," bust/
6-line lgnd; EF, glossy brown, sharp portrait, sl die clash of Hardy's profile on rev. MB $20
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