AUCTION 107 PART 5
431 ENGLAND, Edward I, 1272-1307, Ar Penny, Canterbury, S1419, Nice VF, centered,
good metal with pleasant toning, clear portrait. (A GVF brought $179, Lockdale 1/10.)
Starting Bid $45
432 Henry VI, 1422-61, Ar Groat, Calais, S1859, 27 mm, Facg bust/ cross etc; VF,
outer lgnds partly crowded/wk, lt tone, some extremely slight surface quibbles, ltly toned,
good strong portrait. (A VF sold for $404, CNG 9/09.) Starting Bid $110
433 Bloody Mary, 1553-58, Ar Groat, Her bust l./shield, S2492, 24 mm; F/AVF,
edge somewhat ragged with one significant irregularity; good metal with moderately deep tone;
portrait reasonably clear. (A GF brought $670, Downie 10/08.) MB $100
434 Charles I, Æ Farthing PATTERN, 1665, Bust l./Britannia std l, Peck 409 ("short hair"),
F, medium brown, nice. (A burnished GF brought $170, London Coins Auc 11/03.) Starting Bid $75
435 William III, Farthing, 1698, Date in lgnd type, P679, RARE, overall G-VG, minor wkness,
brown with very sl porosity. (A "Near Fair" brought $95, Croydon 5/03; VG $155, LCA 6/08.) MB $35
436 George II, Farthing, 1735, 3/5 in date, P863* (VERY RARE), AG/VG, smooth brown,
minor scratchlike flan flaw on rev. MB $10
437 Ar 6 Pence 1743 Roses, Choice VF/AEF, excellent metal with lovely toning.
Starting Bid $60
438 George III, Ar 4 Pence, 1786, Bust r/crowned 4, 19 mm, F, much portrait detail,
rev tone sl uneven. Starting Bid $20
439 Conder Token 1/2d 1793, Lancaster D&H135e; Man
carrying sack/arms, Nice brown VF+. Starting Bid $15
440 Token or seal, Lead, 23 mm, Anchor/5-petal flower, VF, crude, several centuries old?
Starting Bid $3
441 FRANCE, Bishops of Valence, Ar Denier, 1157-1276, facg angel/cross, 18 mm,
F, good 2-toned metal, sl crudeness.
(A F brought $39 on $100 bid in my 2/05 Sale.) Starting Bid $12
442 FRENCH-American Colonies, Æ Jeton, 1755, 28 mm, Louis XV bust r/Galley of the Argonauts,
NON VILIUS AUREO, Breton 515c, Betts 390; AVF, medium brown, in old Howard Kurth envelope.
Rare. (A F+/VF brought $225, iNumis 4/13.) MB $75
443 FRENCH Guiana, Cayenne, Æ 2 Sous, 1789, 22 mm, F or so, good surfaces, minor wkness.
(A VF-20 brought $112, Stack's 11/16.) Starting Bid $6
444 GERMANY, Bavaria, Ar 10 Kreuzer 1772, 25 mm, Bust in wreath/Arms etc; F, minor faults.
Starting Bid $5
445 Hesse-Cassel, Æ 4 Heller, 1789, Lion hldg shield/lgnd, 26 mm, Nice F-VF,
excellent brown surfaces. Starting Bid $10
446 Nuremberg, Taler, 1680, City view, Hebrew letters in sun-burst above; Replica, old, struck,
very well made, brass?, silver plating?, yellowish tone; EF neatly holed w/attached ring. MB $5
447 Regensburg, Ar 2 Kreuzer 1660, 2-headed eagle/crossed keys, 19 mm, a decent F-VF, lt tone.
Starting Bid $8
448 Trier, Ar Petermenger 1654, Shield/St Peter, 18 mm, VF, sl off-ctr & a mite crude,
good metal with nice toning. Min Bid $17
449 HEPHTHALITES ("White Huns") Æ Drachm, Napki Malka, c. 500 AD, Head r/fire altar,
Gandhara series with Brahmi lgnd, 23 mm; EF/VF, smooth dark patina with strong earthen hilighting,
rev off-ctr & typically crude, obv well centered & struck & so far above the norm I was seduced
to pay a ridiculously high price. You should too. Starting Bid $100
450 HUNGARY, Ar Denar, 1577-KB, Madonna & child, VF,
some crudeness, date fully clear. Starting Bid $6
451 INDIA, Mauryan Empire, Kunala, 232-224 BC, Ar punch-mark coin, square, F/VG,
symbols fully described. Min Bid $6
452 Sultans of Malwa, Mahmud Shah II, AH 917-37 (1512-31), Æ Square fals, 17 mm,
VF, medium brown, nice. Starting Bid $3
453 Vijayanagar Kingdom successors, "Late Pageant kings" GOLD Fanam, c.1650-1757,
uniface, EF. Starting Bid $15
454 ISLAMIC, Abbasid, Al-Mahdi, Ar Dirhem, AH 162, Jayy mint; Unc, lustrous,
good strike with only sl crudeness. (An EF, same date & mint, brought $161, Peus 5/08.) Min Bid $35
455 Seljuks of Rum, Ar Dirhem, 23 mm, Kay Ka'us II, Qilich Arslan IV & Kay Qubadh II joint rule
1249-57, Qunya mint, Alb.1227; Virtually Unc, bright, centered, well struck. Choice quality.
(A VF brought $58, CNG eAuc 9/17.) Starting Bid $30
456 ITALY, Naples, Ar "Zodiac" Piastra (crown) 1791, Conjoined busts/Earth, sun, zodiac band;
AVF, a few lt scrs on rev, still a nice bold coin. (A VF brought $950, iNumis 3/11.) MB $110
457 Roman Rep., 2 Baiocchi, (1799)-TM, KM8.2, large 36 mm,
Fasces/lgnd in wreath; F-VF, partly weak strike, good surfaces.
KM F=$40. Starting Bid $15
458 JAVA, Æ Duit, 1810-Z, KM225, LN monogram/Lgnd, 21 mm, F-VF, fully clear & decent for this.
Starting Bid $5
459 NETHERLANDS, Spanish, Brabant, AR Patagon, 1627, 43 mm, Cross/shield etc, F or better,
typical crudeness, sl unround with edge split, good metal, bold date.
(Stronger than a VF bringing $392 + buyer fee, Veilinghuis Eeckhout 5/11. MB $80
460 Utrecht, Duit 1739, off-metal strike or Prooof in silver, Shield & 2 lions/lgnd, 22 mm, Choice VF,
problem free. Starting Bid $45
461 POLAND, Johann Albert, 1492-1501, Ar 1/2 Groschen, Eagfle/crown, VF, good silver, lt tone,
lgnds crude. MB $7
462 RUSSIA, Ivan the Terrible, as Great Prince, 1533-47, Ar wire Denga, Horseman/lgnd,
VF, centered & well struck with full clear horseman, good for this. Starting Bid $20
463 5 Kop copper, 1767-EM, big 42 mm, Strong F, medium brown, good surfaces & strike,
very nice for grade. Min Bid $15
464 SASANIAN, Shapur I, 241-72 AD, Ar Obol, Bust r/fire altar, F-VF/VF, well entered & struck,
decent for this & rare! (A VF brought $2090, Lanz 11/91, but it wasn't VF.) Starting Bid $95
465 -- Æ 18x21 mm, 4.24 g, Bust r/fire altar betw attendants, F+, dark patina with earthen hilighting,
everything clear. Very RARE!! Starting Bid $35
466 Hormizd II, 302-09, Drachm, bust r/fire altar, 26 mm, Choice EF, well centered & fully strong strike;
good silver with lt tone.
(An AEF brought $421 on $463 bid in my 11/06 sale; EF $1410, Triton 1/14.) Minimum Bid $95
467 Peroz, 459-84 Drachm, scarcer 1st type, Sellw 48, Bishapur; AEF, short of flan at upper left,
good metal with lt tone, only sl crude. (A VF of 2nd type brought $212, CGB 4/09.) MB $30
468 Kavad I, Drachm, 28 mm, Nihavand, VF or better, actually almost as struck but typically crude strike;
good metal with medium tone. (A VF brought $76 on $95 bid, FSR 10/08.)MB $20
469 Khusru I, Drachm, Marv, Yr. 24, 30 mm; AEF/VF, only sl rev crudeness,
portrait much better style than usual; excellent metal with medium tone.
(A VF brought $218, iNumis 3/09.) MB $30
470 Hormizd IV, Drachm, Airan, Yr 5, 31 mm, VF, good clear portrait, excellent metal.
(A VF/EF [very crude obv] brought $201, Teutoburger 9/15.) Starting Bid $18
471 -- Ray, Yr. 10, 33 mm, Choice VF, pretty bold strike with fish-eye portrait,
excellent metal with lt tone. Starting Bid $20
472 Khusru II, Drachm, Ahwaz, Yr 35; Choice VF+, well struck, good lustrous metal.
Sasanian graffiti in rev margin. I paid high (more than Mininum bid) because style looked very unusual.
Interesting coin, needs better research. (An EF from Ahwaz brought $325, Gorny 3/04.) MB $40
473 -- Jay, Yr 26, Choice EF, fine style portrait, quite well struck, good metal with moderate tone.
(An EF, same mint, realized $454, CGB 6/11.) Starting Bid $40
474 -- Nihavand, Yr. 28, EF, good style portrait, pretty well struck, good metal with lt tone & rev luster.
Starting Bid $30
475 -- Bishapur, Yr. 28, Choice EF, fine style portrait, quite well struck with no wkness,
good metal with lt tone & rev luster (An EF, same Mint, brought $208, M&M 5/09.) Starting Bid $40
476 -- Airan (Shush), Yr. 31, AEF/EF, fine style portrait, very
well struck, excellent metal with nice lt tone. Starting Bid $30
477 -- Gundeshapur, Yr. 28?, AEF, fine style portrait, good strike, nice metal quality.
Starting Bid $22
478 Ardeshir III, 628-30 AD, Drachm, Veh-Artashir, Yr 2; EF, pretty good strike with only sl crudeness,
good lustrous silver.
(An EF brought $575, Triton 1/11.) Starting Bid $90
479 SCOTLAND, Charles I, 1625-49, Ar 30 Shil, S-5557, Chuck on horse l./crowned arms,
near crown size, 35 mm; Nice strong F+/F-VF, good metal with lt tone, obv sl off-ctr,
minor scr under horse. (A Near VF brought $649, CNG eAuct 9/18.) MB $185
480 SWEDEN, De Gortz Daler, 1716, PVBLICA FIDE, 23 mm bronze, Svea std l./lgnd;
Choice VF, medium brown, problem-free, bold, & very nice. Starting Bid $22
481 TABARISTAN, Sasanian style Ar Hemidrachm, Bust/fire alktar etc, Anonymous, dated PYE 130,
Alb.73; Virtually mint state & lustrous, quite well struck.
(Same year, GVF, brought $182, way too high, Baldwin's 9/10.) Starting Bid $30
482 TRANSYLVANIA, Ar Denar, 1552, Ferdinand I, Hungarian type with Madonna & child,
H-P Transylvanian mint; VF, a little crude, good bright metal with lt tone, clear date. MB $10
483 TURKOMAN, Ayyubid, al-Ashraf Musa, 1210-20, Std Turk/ lgnd in trilobe, Alb 859;
F+, obv sl off-ctr, trace of overstrike on head, smooth dk brown. (A VF brought $499, CNG 9/13.)
484 5 small red albums, labeled "Professional Coin Collection Book" with Chinese lettering,
each 4-1/2x6" with 10 plastic pages to hold 120 coins; used. Two lots available. Starting Bid $2
485 Olde Coin Junque Lot: Afghan 1300s, Armenia Æ holed, Austria 1530s, Bohemia 1576-1611,
England Ed I Penny, France Gap den, Hungary 1300s, India Malwa Æ 1500s, Lucca den c.1100,
Venice 1300s, Lith 1661, Livonia 1662, Poland 1620s date unclr, Port 1500s, Riga 1655,
Russia Ivan the Terrible, Peter I & Mikhail I, Slavonia c.1400, Sweden early 1600s;
20 coins, identified, nrly all in pretty horrible condition. Starting Bid $30
486 Egypt, Ptolemaic Æ, 17 pcs, mostly later (& scarcer), various sizes, generally rather low grade,
some not too bad. MB $25
487 Roman Egypt, 8 Tets, Dioc, Maximian (4), Carinus (2), Vabalathus, the last rough,
the others around F-VF & decent, 4 with very old German cloth envs & tags. Starting Bid $45
488 Now here is the coolest lot ever: Roman Republic Janus head Asses,
17 diff non-anonymous with moneyer names etc, all identified,
only G-VG or so but (obviously) identifiable. MB $100
489 Roman Asses, 15 asstd, identified by ruler, generally very poor condition,
incl Caracalla not too bad. Starting Bid $23
490 17 asstd Sesterii, identified at least by Ruler, incl Sabina, Crispina,
low grade but some make a reasonable VG. MB $95
491 18 asstd later Roman, all identified, most fully so in flips; all around F or better,
some with sl roughness, etc. Start Bid $45
492 53 Pre-1776 British 1/2 Pennies (one 1/4d), incl a couple Irish, abt 5 William III,
all low grade & dateless. Two equal lots available.
(In my 8/16 sale a similar lot of 28 "more or less dateless" brought $103 on $175 bid.)
Starting Bid $60
493 Foreign auction catalogs from 13 different firms, recent, all with ancient coins & plates,
some with PRLs, 22 lbs. MB $20
494 The New International Illustrated Encyclopedia of Art, Greystone Press, 1971,
24 hardcover volumes complete, each over 200 pp, well illus w/color, alphabetical; weight 48 lbs.
(Shipping cost in US $27) Starting Bid $15
495 Gardner, Archaeology & Types of Greek Coins, 1965 Argonaut reprint, large hardcover,
225 pp + 16 plates. MB $15
496 McKinnon, Antiquity & The Middle Ages, 337 pp; McNeill, Plagues & Peoples, 369 pp;
both hardcovers w/djs; Lacey & Danziger, The Year 1000: What Life was like at the Turn of the First Millenium, 230 pp (discusses coinage, but description of the minting process is laughably wrong).
Starting Bid $5
497 Askew, Coinage of Roman Britain, 94 pp, Seaby 1967, hardcover w/dj;
Reece, Coinage of Roman Britain, 160 pp, 2002; Williams, Early Anglo-Saxon Coins, 64 pp,
nicely illus. MB $15
498 Seaby, Roman Silver Coins, Vols II thru V, covering 14 AD to end, 1979-87 (latest) editions,
hardcovers w/djs in nice condition.
Very useful, listing all known varieties alphabetically by rev lgnds with values. Starting Bid $60
499 Gabrici, La Monetazione del Bronzo Nella Sicilia Antica, 1927, large size softcover,
213 pp + 10 plates. Decent F condition. (A Copy brought $86, CNG 9/06.) Starting Bid $12
500 Gupta, Coins, 2004, 301 pp, 34 plates, New Delhi; a really good survey of all Indian coinages.
Starting Bid $8
501 Hoffman, Egypt Before the Pharaohs, hardcover w/dj, 391 pp;
Hagen & Hagen, Egypt: People-Gods-Pharaohs, large size, 240 pps;
Cox & Davies, An A to Z of Ancient Egypt, 240 pp, all illustrated, the second beautifully.
Starting Bid $5
502 Shanks, Jerusalem: An Archaeological Biography, large size, beautifully illus,
but a "mint error" with some pages off-ctr;
Marcus, The View from Nebo: How Archaeology is Rewriting the Bible, 284 pp; both hardcovers w/djs;
plus Aharoni, The Archaeology of the Land of Israel, 344 pp, illus. Starting Bid $5
503 Michael Wood, In Search of the Trojan War [not about condoms], 272 pp; Fox,
The Search for Alexander, 452 pp; both nice hardcovers w/djs, well illustrated. Starting Bid $4
504 The Horizon Book of Ancient Rome, 413 pp;
Time-Life, What Life Was Like When Rome Ruled the World, 168 pp;
both large size hardcovers w/djs, beautifully illus. Weight nrly 7 lbs. MB $4
505 3 Histories of the Crusades, by Oldenbourg, Asbridge, & Riley-Smith, 2 hardcover, one well illus;
total 1853 pages. MB $5
506 Cawthorne, Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors, 255 pp, hardcover w/dj (index does not list "penis");
Williams, Roman Homosexuality, 471 pp (this one does);
Herman, Sex With Kings, 303 pp, illus (some racy). Starting Bid $5
507 Havell, Republican Rome, 564 pp; Syme, The Roman Revolution [60 BC- 14 AD], 570 pp;
Everitt, Cicero, 364 pp. MB $4
508 Burl, Stone Circles of the British Isles, 510 pp; Hawkins, Stonehenge Decoded, 210 pp; hardcovers;
plus Ellis, A Brief History of the Druids, 304 pp; all illus. Starting Bid $4
509 3 Byzantine histories, by Vasiliev, 374 pp, Norwich, 431 pp, & hardcover Ostrogorsky,
the great classic, 548 pp+maps MB $5
FIXED PRICE SPECIALS -- MULTIPLES AVAILABLE
510 ELYMAIS, Æ Drachms, 2d century AD, strictly Fine, generally with attractive highlighted
green patinas, mixed types, 3 for 15.95, 10 for 48.50
511 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion forepart, head l./ star pattern in square, S3532 (£65);
EF, good metal quality, great detail on lion's mane, but off-ctr with his face mostly off. 37.95
512 ROMAN spintriae (brothel tokens), 23 mm, couples in various sexual positions/number in wreath,
COPIES, sil plated (?), nice, I have 16 diff ones, each 7.95, 3 for 21.95
513 Egypt Tetradrachms, Diocletian & Maximian, strictly decent VF with brown patinas,
514 Hostilian, 250-51 AD, Æ27 of Viminacium, rev Moesia betw bull & lion, AF or so,
some roughness but not bad, 18.95, 3/$52
515 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.) 39.95
516 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
517 -- Bahawalpur, Square Paisa, Y8, AH1342,1343 crude VF or better (cat $12)
2.99, 3/7.95, 10/23.95, 30/$66
518 CHINA, Cash coins, lot of 43 diff, nrly all pre-Ching, nice FAKES with convincing
2-toned green patinas, 34.50
519 RUSSIA, Ivan the Terrible, 1534-84, Silver wire Denga, Horseman/lgnd,
typical crude VG-F or better, generally with some wkness, decent for this,
good silver, 4.95, 3/13.50, 10/38.75
520 PALEMBANG (Sumatra), Tin Pitis, before 1821, asstd types,
VG-F gift price: 10/8.45; 30/23.50; 100/$69; 300/$189
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,
crude F or better 3.95, 3/9.95
523 VIETNAM, Zinc cash, C36, 1739-66, rare, F, nice 6.85
524 FR. INDOCHINA, 1/4c 1942 VF ($15) 3.95, 3/9.95
525 Same, 1943, scarce, F or better (F=$15) 2.85, 3/6.95
526 SOMALIA, 25S 2004 crown size, Pope JPII, set of 3 KM155-57 BU (cat $21)
8.45, 3/22.95, 10/$69, 30/$189
527 ARMENIA 1994 7-pc set BU (cat $6.75) 2.50, 3/6.95
528 EQUAT. GUINEA, 1000Fr 1995 crown size, cxolorized stamp, error lgnd KM84.2
Unc 10.95 3/29.75
529 JAPAN, 500Y 2008 bimetallic, cash coin shown, PRF (cat $50) in fancy issue case,
3 diff types, each 12.95
530 SUDAN, 50G crown 1972 Scarcer variety KM56.2 Unc 3.45, 3/9.50,10/28.95, 30/78.95
531 UZBEKISTAN, 100S 2004 BU (cat $15) 3.45, 3/8.95
532 UKRAINE, 7-pc type set 2009-11 BU (cat $15.25) 3.75
533 LITHUANIA, 1991 6-pc set, 1 to 50C, BU 2.99, 3 sets 7.95, 10 sets 24.95
534 DJIBOUTI, 1999 10-20-50F, BU (cat $15-20 each) all 3 for 11.95, 3 sets $33,
10 sets $99
535 UGANDA, 10 Sh 1987 BU .99, 3/2.70, 10/7.95
Have any surplus coins? I am always keen to buy for future sales.
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