SALE 111 PART 5


432 SASANIAN, Hormizd II, 302-09, Drachm, bust r/fire altar, 26+ mm, VF-EF, perfectly centered,

well struck with strong detail both sides; sl closed flan crack, otherwise good bright silver.

(A VF brought $221 on $300 bid in my 6/05 sale; VF $604, CNG 9/03.) Starting Bid $50




433 Yazdgard I, 399-420, Drachm, Veh-Andiyok-Shapur mint, overall EF, ex Pars Coins auction

as Choice AU, somewhat crudely struck as always, head has VF detail, good bright metal,

rev better than usual with particularly strong luster.

(Compare a GVF with uncertain mint bringing $299, CNG 9/06; another GVF realized $730,

Kunker 9/06.) Starting Bid $50




434 Varhran V, 420-38, Drachm, Choice Mint State, well centered on large flan and rather

better struck than usual with portrait quite good for this; brightly lustrous silver. Exceptional.

(An EF brought $126 on $150 bid in my 11/05 sale; EF $546, Triton 1/11.) Starting Bid $70




435 Peroz, 459-84, Drachm, Choice VF-EF, well struck for this with less crudeness than usual,

portrait actually looks human; excellent metal quality. (A VF realized $205, iNumis 3/09.)

Starting Bid $35




436 Kavad I, Æ 12 mm, 1.03 g, bust/fire-altar & attendants; F, brown, a little crude of course

but decent & clear. Rare! Starting Bid $12




437 Hormizd IV, Drachm, Istakhr, Year 9; VF-EF, centered, somewhat crude as typical,

goggle-eyed portrait, decent metal; Mint & year fully clear.

(A VF/EF [very crude obv] brought $201, Teutoburger 9/15.) Starting Bid $15




438 -- Nahr-Tire, Yr 10, Choice VF-EF, well centered & struck for this, style much better than

usual; good lustrous silver. Starting Bid $22




439 Khusru II, Drachm, Darabgird, Yr. 29, Choice EF, fine style portrait, quite well struck, good

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




440 -- Istakhr, Yr. 27, Choice EF, very well struck, fine style portrait, perfect metal with lt tone.

(An EF, same mint, brought $184, Triton 1/11.) Starting Bid $40




441 -- Jay, Yr. 27, Mint State, fine style portrait, very well struck; some very slight metal faults

by edge, otherwise excellent metal with unusually attractive colorful toning.

(A VF, same mint, brought $141, Emp. Hamburg 4/13) Start Bid $40




442 -- Nahr Tire, Yr 29, Choice EF, fine style pportrait, perfectly centered & very well struck,

good metal with lt tone. (An EF, same mint, brought $163, Emp. Hamburg 4/13.) Start Bid $40




443 -- Nihavand, Yr. 24, EF, fine style portrait, well struck on good bright metal. Nice.

(An AEF, same mint, realized $376, Baldwin's 12/13.) Starting Bid $35




444 -- Shiz, Yr. 37, EF, also the better style portrait but this one with a little crudeness,

traces of obv die rust, but still everything fully clear; good bright silver.

(A VF, this mint, brought $120, iNumis 10/09.) Starting Bid $30




445 Ardeshir III, 628-30 AD, Drachm, Airan mint (from whence we get "Iran"), Yr 2;

Choice VF, perfectly centered & well struck with no wkness, excellent bright metal.

(A GVF brought $460, CNG 9/05.) Starting Bid $60




446 SCOTLAND, 1/2d token 1790, Lothian, Edinburgh D&H 28, St. Andrew hldg big cross/

castle on shield etc; Nice VF, good medium brown surfaces, problem free. Starting Bid $15




447 SPAIN, Enrique III, 1390-1406, Billon Blanca, Toledo, 25 mm, castle in tressure/lion rampant,

F-VF, lgnds somewhat crude, lt olive-brown tone. Starting Bid $12




448 TABARISTAN, Sasanian style Ar Hemidrachm, Bust/fire altar etc, Jarir, 786-88 AD,

date PYE 135; Governor's name in margin, Alb.64; 24 mm; VF, actually almost mint state with

luster but conservatively graded due to some typical striking wkness. Rare.

(A VF, this exact variety & date, brought $283, Baldwin's 12/13.) Starting Bid $30




449 -- Farkhan, 711-31 AD, Alb.50; Superb EF, well centered & fully sharp strike, good bright

metal, exceptional & scarce. (A VF-EF realized $294, Fischer 3/16.) Starting Bid $40




450 TRANSYLVANIA, Ar 3 Groschen, 1608, Gabriel Bathory bust r/shield with 3 claws,

date & lgnd, 20+ mm; Choice Unc, centered & sharply struck, excellent metal with nice lt tone.

Rare date. Years ago I bought a Transylvania collection & have put one in every sale.

This is the end; I saved the best for last.

(Same date, AEF with striking wkness, brought $248, Solidus 3/17. ) Starting Bid $150





MISCELLANEOUS & LOTS

451 Greek coins, 13 diff, a diverse assortment, all fully ident-ified in flips, some scarce, all in the

VG-F range. Start Bid $60

452 Another lot of 12 diff, fully identified in flips, some scarce, but crappier quality than above,

Poor to VG. Starting Bid $30

453 Roman coins of 29 diff rulers incl a few early asses (Aug, Germanicus, Agrippa), identified

at least by ruler, condition generally quite low, the Asses poor. Starting Bid $60

454 28 assorted later Roman, mainly Constantinian (heavy on Constantius II), all identified in

2x2s, but the handwriting is pretty bad, some may be incorrect; coins low grade but not the worst,

all with some reasonable detail. Two equal lots available. Starting Bid $30

455 Another lot of 16 as above, but somewhat better quality, average around Fine albeit

with detractions, most portraits have considerable detail. Starting Bid $30

456 German States, 11 diff Pre-1800 dated coins, all reasonably decent, average around

VG, identified. Start Bid $30

457 Copies, replicas, fantasies of ancient coins, 13 diff, some interesting & decent pieces.

Starting Bid $18




LITERATURE

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

plates, mostly hefty catalogs, several hardcover, weight 27 lbs. (Shipping cost abt $17)

Start Bid $25

459 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 $30

460 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

461 Tameanko, Monumental Coins: Buildings & Structures on Ancient Coinage, 1999, 242 pp,

illus, large size hardcover w/dj, beautiful book. (A copy brought $40, CNG eAuc 11/17.) MB $12

462 Wayne Sayles, Classical Deception: Counterfeits, Forgeries & Reproductions of Ancient

Coins, 2001, 196 pp, hardcover w/dj, well illus, as New. Starting Bid $10

463 Auction catalogs I kept for being particularly good on Parthia: CNG 12/95

(Fred Shore collection); NY Sale 1/15 & 1/16 (Sunrise collec of Parthia, Persis, Sasanian);

Peus 4/00 (incl Gobl collec of Sasanian & Arab-Sas) & 12/06 (Gonnella collec; also Persis).

All 5 with PRLs. Starting Bid $15

464 Lanz auction 12/06, Karl collection of Caria; M&M auction 10/84, incl exceptional

Crete collection. Both with PRLs. Starting Bid $5

465 Four BCD collection catalogs: Triton 1/06, Boiotia; M&M 10/07, Akarnania & Aetolia;

Lanz 11/01, Corinth; CNG 5/09, Peloponnesos (Part 2); all with PRLs. Starting Bid $12

466 Leu Auctions 4 & 5, 5/19 & 10/19; the most sumptuous catalogs of this century,

large hardcovers with djs, PRLs, all ancient coins, beautifully illus; weight 11 pounds!

Start Bid $10

467 Prieur, The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms & Their Fractions, 57 BC to 253 AD; 218 pp,

large hardcover w/dj, as New. The indispensable reference.

(A VF copy realized $128, CNG eAuc 11/17.) Starting Bid $60

468 Bellinger, Troy The Coins, 1960, 1979 Durst reprint, 219 pp + 27 2-page plates, hardcover,

as New. (A VF copy of this same reprint brought $109, CNG eAuc 3/16.) Starting Bid $15

469 Jones, Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins, Seaby 1986, 252 pp, illus, hardcover w/dj in

plastic protector. (A copy brought $47 in my 4/11 sale.) Starting Bid $15

470 Peck, English Copper, Tin & Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558-1958, pubd by BM

1960, large hardcover, 646 pp + 50 plates; wonderful classic reference; nice condition with

somewhat worn but intact dustjacket. (Only 1 copy on Amazon, for $180.53.) Starting Bid $50

471 Hendy, Coinage & Money in the Byzantine Empire 1081-1261, the 51 plates only,

good xerox copy stapled with card covers. Very useful! Starting Bid $4

472 Craig, Germanic Coinages, Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, 1954, 242 pp, hardcover,

plus supplement. Starting Bid $10

473 Milne, Greek Coinage, Oxford Univ Press 1931, 131 pp + 12 plates, small size

hardcover. Starting Bid $8

474 Bedoukian, Coinage of Cilician Armenia, 494 pp + 12 plates, 1979 revised edn, hardcover,

as New. Definitive catalog of the mainline Armenian medieval coinage.

(Same edition brought $52, CNG 9/08.) Starting Bid $15

475 Davis, 19th Century Token Coinage of Great Britain, Ireland, etc., 1904, 283 pp + 15 plates,

a xerox copy of the 1979 Durst reprint, nicely bound in plastic covers, the plates not too good;

plus Seaby, British Tokens & Their Values, 1984, small hardcover, 200 pp, as New; and magazine

style Dolphin Coins FPL, 18th & 19th Cent tokens, 1996, 73 pp, well illus. MB $8

476 Japan: Jones, Attribution Guide to Shin Kan Ei Tsu Ho, 1984, describes & illustrates 254

varieties of Japanese cash, with value guide, abt 37 xeroxed legal sized pages; probably few

copies exist; a great resource but I never had the patience to check these varieties.

Plus Catalog of Japanese Coins & Bank Notes, 1998, 318 pp, totally in Japanese; and a similar

book but 130 pages. These cover all eras. Start Bid $5

477 B.F. Brekke Collection, Copper Coinage of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917, in 3 auctions by

WW Coins of Calif, 1993-94, well illus, with PRLs. I toured Russia with Brekke in 1993. Min Bid $4

478 Mortensen, Roman Coin Price Yearbook, 3 hardcover volumes covering Republic to

AD 254, detailing 32,000 prices realized, 1995-96, from more auctions than you ever knew existed,

in 1108 well organized pages (+ many pages of ads). Amazing work, this set was quite expensive,

and highly useful; still great for gauging rarity & pricing. Starting Bid $20

479 Desroches-Noblecourt, Tutankhamen - Life & Death of a Pharaoh, 312 pp; Bianchi,

Splendors of Ancient Egypt, from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, 224 pp, both large size

softcovers, lavishly illustrated; Romer, The Rape of Tutankhamun, hardcover w/dj,. 160 pp.

Starting Bid $5

480 Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind - The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion & Science, 1996,

288 pp; see my commentary; Rudgley, The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age, 310 pp;

both hardcovers w/djs, illus. Starting Bid $3

481 Yigael Yadin, Masada - Herod's Fortress & the Zealots' Last Stand, 272 pp; Negev,

The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land, 418 pp; both hardcovers, illus;

plus Orlinsky, Ancient Israel, 164 pp. Starting Bid $5

482 Casson et al, Mysteries of the Past, Amer Heritage, 319 pp; Groushko, Lost Treasures of \

the World, 191 pp, both oversized hardcovers w/djs, well illus. Starting Bid $3

483 Schiff, Cleopatra - A Life, 365 pp, hardcover, illus incl coins; NY Times book of the year;

Aslan, Zealot - The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth (not to be confused with Jesus of Hoboken),

296 pp. (See my review.) Starting Bid $3

484 Peddie, Hannibal's War, 232 pp, large hardcover, illus incl coins; Holland, Rubicon - The

Last Years of the Roman Republic, 408 pp; Boardman et al, The Oxford History of the Roman

World, 518 pp, few illus. Starting Bid $5

485 Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization, 246 pp, illus; Sykes, Saxons, Vikings, & Celts -

The Genetic Roots of Britain & Ireland, 306 pp, illus; Young, A.D. 500 - A Journey Through the

Dark Isles of Britain & Ireland, 260 pp, coins on cover; Fisher, William Wallace, 305 pp, illus.

Four nice books. Starting Bid $6

486 Michael Grant, The Twelve Caesars, 282 pp, and The Roman Emperors - A Biographical \

Guide, 367 pp, both hardcovers w/djs, illus incl coins; Klingaman, The First Century - Emperors,

Gods, and Everyman, 402 pp. Starting Bid $5

487 McLynn, Genghis Khan, 646 pp; Hucker, China's Imperial Past, 474 pp; both hardcovers

with some illus; Saunders, The History of the Mongol Conquests, 275 pp. Starting Bid $5


FIXED PRICE SPECIALS -- MULTIPLES AVAILABLE

488 BOOK, Babelon, Ancient Numismatics & Its History, 248 pp, hardcover w/dj, translated

from French, Kolbe/Spink 2004. As New. 9.95

489 ELYMAIS, Æ Drachms, 2d century AD, mixed types, strictly VF, generally with nice 2-toned

green patinas. 3/39.95, 10/$128



490 CELTIC Ring money, BC, lot of 6 diverse sizes from around 12 to 28 mm, generally with

pale green patinas. 19.50

491 TABARISTAN, Ar Sassanian style hemidrachm, Khurshid, 741-60, Bust r/fire altar &

attendants; Superb EF, virtually as struck & quite well struck, bright lustery silver. Carefully

cherry-picked. Scarcer type. (Nicer than an AU bringing $235, Album 9/16.) 39.95




492 INDIA, 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



493 -- Bahawalpur, Square Paisa, Y8, AH1342,1343 crude VF or better (cat $12) 2.99,

3/7.95, 10/23.95, 30/$66

494 CHINA, Cash coins, lot of 43 diff, nrly all pre-Ching, nice FAKES with convincing 2-toned

green patinas, 33.95



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

496 RUSSIA, Ivan the Terrible, as Grand Prince of Moscow, 1533-47, 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



497 LIVONIA, Billon Solidi, c. 1645-55, 16 mm, crude, average G-VG or better, but dates not

visible, lot of 10 pcs, 13.95.

498 RIGA, billon Solidi, c. 1630-60, lot of 10 different dates, average G-VG or better, crude

but (obviously) dates visible which often is not the case with these. 19.95



499 -- Same, crude, maybe AG-G or so, no dates visible 10 for 9.95, 30 for 26.95



500 PALEMBANG (Sumatra), Tin Pitis, before 1821, assortment of varied types,

G-VG gift price: 30/11.95, 100/29.95, 300/79.00

(Note, KM lists only 2 varieties, really the same, F at $20-$25)


501 -- Same, F-VF 10/8.95, 30/23.95, 100/69.95, 300/$179


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



503 -- My little book with enlarged illustrations of 291 different Palembang varieties,

with rarity ratings, 4.99

504 DEMAK (Java) Sultan Pangeran al Patah 1475-1518, Tin pitis, 20 mm uniface, VF or better,

nice for this 7.95, 3 for 19.95



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



506 FR. INDOCHINA, 1/4c 1942 VF (cat $15) 3.75, 3/9.45, 10/$27.95

507 Same, 1943, scarce, VF (cat $35) 7.95, 3/21.95, 10/$64.50

508 SOMALIA, 25S 2004 crown size, Pope JPII, set of 3 KM155-57 BU (cat $21) 7.95,

3/21.95, 10/$65, 30/$179

509 ARMENIA 1994 7-pc set BU (cat $6.75) 2.40, 3/6.75

510 EQUAT. GUINEA, 1000Fr 1995 crown size, colorized stamp, error lgnd KM84.2 Unc 9.95 3/27.75

511 JAPAN, 500Y 2008 bimetallic, cash coin shown, PRF (cat $50) in fancy issue case,

3 diff types, each 11.95

512 SUDAN, 50G crown 1972 Scarcer variety KM56.2 Unc 3.25, 3/8.95, 10/27.95, 30/74.95

513 UZBEKISTAN, 100S 2004 BU (cat $15) 2.99, 3/7.95, 10 for 24.95

514 UKRAINE, 2018 1 & 2 Hryv, Vlad the Great & Yaroslav the Great, BU pair 1.99, 3 sets 4.99,

10 sets 14.95

515 -- 2018 10 Hryv, set of 3, Donetsk Airport, Navy, Volunteer Day, BU 7.45, 3 sets 19.95,

10 sets 59.50

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

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

518 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.



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

520 Token 1975, 1 Florin, Mokum, 700th Anniv, CN, 22 mm, coinlike BU nice .65, 3 for 1.70,

10/4.75, 30/12.95



521 TATARSTAN , 1993 Kilo (Bread) KM Tn1 BU ($25) 7.95, 3/19.95, 10/59.95

522 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) 36.95, 3/$99

523 LITHUANIA, 7-pc type set, 1-2-5c 1991 + 10-20-50C-1L 2000-09 BU 2.25, 3/5.95, 10/17.95

524 BITCOIN, value around $7,000 but for that you don't even actually get a coin. Buy mine for

just $1.99 and you do: 38 mm, copper, dated 2018, BU. Three for 4.99.



525 RUSSIA, 10 Roubles bimetallic 2013-18, lot of 22 diff BU 26.95

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


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