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Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Greece
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 TARENTUM. Calabria. Time of Kleonymos. Ca. 302 B.C. GD VF $3,800.00
TARENTUM. Calabria. Time of Kleonymos. Ca. 302 B.C. Third Stater. Head of Athena r., wearing a Corinthian...
Third Stater. Head of Athena r., wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent. Rv. Taras driving biga r., holding a trident and reins, star above, dolphin below the horses. 2.86 grams. Pozzi 327, Vlasto 19 (same dies), HN Italy 955, SNG Cop.838 var. Rare. Very minor double-striking on the reverse. A well-struck, finely executed Gold fraction.... (Est. $5000-$6000)  more
2 KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 B.C. Gold VF $725.00
KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip II, 359-336 B.C. Gold Trihemiobol. Head of Herakles r. wearing lion's skin....
Trihemiobol. Head of Herakles r. wearing lion's skin. Rv. [Φ]IΛIΠ/thunderbolt/ΠOY. 1.07 grams. SNG Berry 104. Well centered and nicely struck. Very Fine and rare. (Est. $700-$900)
3 MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. EF $2,800.00
MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. Posthumous Stater. Callatis, ca. 250-225 B.C. Head of Athena...
Posthumous Stater. Callatis, ca. 250-225 B.C. Head of Athena r. wearing helmet decorated with coiled serpent, flowing hair. Rv. Nike standing l. holding wreath and ship's mast; monogram to far l. 8.46 grams. Price 894. Sharply struck on a full flan. Extremely Fine. (Est. $2250-$2750)
4 MACEDON. Alexander the Great EF $2,500.00
MACEDON. Alexander the Great. Posthumous Stater. Callatis, ca. 250-225 B.C. Athena head/Nike as last,...
Posthumous Stater. Callatis, ca. 250-225 B.C. Athena head/Nike as last, but KA monogram to l. and HP monogram to lower l. 8.45 grams. Price 910. Well centered on a full flan. Extremely Fine. (Est. $22350-$2750)
5 MACEDON. Philip III, 323-316 B.C. EF $1,650.00
MACEDON. Philip III, 323-316 B.C. Stater. Abydos (?), 323-317 B.C. Helmeted head of Athena r., hair...
Stater. Abydos (?), 323-317 B.C. Helmeted head of Athena r., hair in tight ringlets. Rv. Nike as last, monogram to far l., coiled snake to lower l. 8.55 grams. Price P.33. Nicely centered and well struck on a full flan. Extremely Fine. (Est. $1500-$2000)
6 KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI, 120-63 B.C. EF $680.00
KINGS OF PONTOS. Mithradates VI, 120-63 B.C. Stater, 88-86 B.C. Tomis. Deified head of Alexander r....
Stater, 88-86 B.C. Tomis. Deified head of Alexander r. wearing Horn of Ammon. Rv. Athena Nikephoros seated l., HPΦ monogram l., TO on seat, trident l. in ex. 8.22 grams. Cf.Muller 272 (HPo), DeCallatäy p.141. Extremely Fine. (Est. $900-$1200)
7 KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rheskuporis II. ca. 211-228 A.D., with Severus Alexander GD VF $410.00
KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rheskuporis II. ca. 211-228 A.D., with Severus Alexander. Electrum Stater, Year...
Electrum Stater, Year 519 (222/3 A.D.). Draped Bosporan bust r. Rv. Laureate and draped Alexander bust r., date ΘIΦ below. 7.53 grams. BMC 9. Good Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Roman Republic
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
8 Mark Antony and Octavian CH VF / EF $16,000.00
Mark Antony and Octavian. Aureus, 41 B.C. Asia Minor (Ephesus?). Moneyer M. Barbatius. Bare head of...
Aureus, 41 B.C. Asia Minor (Ephesus?). Moneyer M. Barbatius. Bare head of M. Antony r.; M. ANT. IMP. AVG. III.VIR. R.P.C. M. BARBAT. Q.P. Rv. Bare Octavian head r. with slight beard; CAESAR IMP. PONT. III.VIR. R.P.C. 8.05 grams. Craw.517.1a, S.1180 (R6), Cal.109. Well centered on a full flan, the obverse a bit softly struck as typical for this... (Est. $15000-$20000)  more
Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Roman Empire
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
9 Nero, 54-68 A.D. EF $5,500.00
Nero, 54-68 A.D. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Large laureate head r.; Nero sports a slight beard and a...
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Large laureate head r.; Nero sports a slight beard and a fancy coiffure of ringlets which frames his face; NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter enthroned l., holding a scepter and thunderbolt; IVPPITER CVSTOS. 7.35 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412b (S.2). Russet tones suggest an ex Boscoreale provenance. A well-centered, sharp and attractive... (Est. $5500-$6500)  more
10 Nero EF $4,000.00
Nero. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Another as above. On this, Nero's head is smaller and his laurel wreath...
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Another as above. On this, Nero's head is smaller and his laurel wreath peaks high above his brow, while his coiffure is less pronounced. 7.22 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412a. Claret tones are likewise suggestive of a Boscoreale provenance. Slight weakness at the upper centers. Well-centered. Extremely Fine. (Est. $4500-$5500)
11 Nero EF $4,200.00
Nero. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. A third as above. This example typifies the late portrait: large head...
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. A third as above. This example typifies the late portrait: large head with a thick neck and corpulent jowls. 7.29 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412. Well-struck on a full flan. Also with claret toning suggesting Boscoreale provenance. Extremely Fine. (Est. $4500-$5500)
12 Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. EF $5,000.00
Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. Aureus, 118 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., armor ornaments...
Aureus, 118 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., armor ornaments noticeable; IMP. CAESAR TRAIAN. HADRIANVS AVG. Rv. Radiate and draped bust of Sol r.; P.M. TR.P. COS.II, ORIENS below. RIC 43, Cal.1295 (S.5). 7.34 grams. Flan flaw in the lower reverse (gouge that has been stained). Otherwise Extremely Fine and Choice. (Est. $5000-$6000)
13 Hadrian CH VF $2,800.00
Hadrian. Aureus, 119-122 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.; IMP. CAESAR TRAIAN. HADRIANVS...
Aureus, 119-122 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.; IMP. CAESAR TRAIAN. HADRIANVS AVG. Rv. Jupiter seated l. holding thunderbolt and scepter; P.M. TR.P. COS.III. 7.21 grams. RIC 64, Cal.1304a (S5). A well-centered and evenly struck example. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $2500-$3500)
14 Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. CH VF $4,350.00
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. Aureus, 140 A.D. Rome. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius l. Rv. Bare headed...
Aureus, 140 A.D. Rome. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius l. Rv. Bare headed and draped bust r.; AVRELIVS CAES. AVG. PII F. COS. 7.18 grams. RIC 421a, Cal.1720b (R3). Perfectly centered and evenly struck. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $5500-$6500)
15 Eastern Empire. Theodosius II, 402-450 A.D. EF $350.00
Eastern Empire. Theodosius II, 402-450 A.D. Solidus, 430-440 A.D. Constantinople, officina Δ....
Solidus, 430-440 A.D. Constantinople, officina Δ. Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed half-bust, facing ¾ r., holding shield, spear over shoulder. Rv. Constantinopolis enthroned l. holding globus and scepter, star behind; VOT XXX-MVLTXXXX Δ, CONOB in ex. 4.46 grams. RIC 257. Graffiti V-E in obverse fields, graffiti A in reverse field.... (Est. $400-$500)  more
16 Theodosius II EF $400.00
Theodosius II. Solidus, 441-450 A.D. Constantinople. Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed half-bust, facing...
Solidus, 441-450 A.D. Constantinople. Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed half-bust, facing ¾ r., holding shield, spear over shoulder. Rv. Constantinopolis enthroned l. holding globus and scepter, star before; IMP XXXXII COS.-XVII.P.P., COMOB in ex. 4.42 grams. Cf.RIC 308. Graffiti Δ in r. obverse field. Extremely Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
17 Theodosius II AAS $400.00

Solidus, 441-450 A.D. Constantinople. Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed half-bust, facing ¾ r., holding shield, spear over shoulder. Rv. Constantinopolis enthroned l. holding globus and scepter, star before; IMP XXXXII COS-XVII.P.P., COMOB in ex. 4.44 grams. RIC 314 (R-3). Graffiti X in r. obverse field. Extremely Fine and About As Struck. Full,... (Est. $400-$500)  more
18 Theodosius II. VF $310.00

Solidus, 424-425 A.D. Thesalonica. Helmeted, diademed and cuirassed half-bust facing ¾ r. as last. Rv. Emperor standing facing, holding standard and cross on globe, star to l.; GLOR. ORVIS TERRAR. 4.32 grams. RIC 361 (R2). Nice Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Byzantine Empire
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
19 Constans II, 641-668 A.D. CH VF $200.00

Solidus. Constantinople, officina E. Bearded bust facing, holding globus cruciger. Rv. Cross potent on three steps. 4.41 grams. S.953. Some peripheral flatness affecting the legends. Otherwise, Choice Very Fine. (Est. $200-$250)
20 Justinian II, first reign, 685-695 A.D. EF $1,600.00
Justinian II, first reign, 685-695 A.D. Solidus. Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ with cross...
Solidus. Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ with cross behind. Rv. Justinian standing facing holding cross potent and akakia. 4.38 grams. S.1248. The first portrait of Christ on a coin. Extremely Fine. (Est. $1250-$1500)
21 Michael VII, Ducas, 1071-1078 A.D. EF $250.00

Electrum Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Facing nimbate bust of Christ. Rv. Facing crowned bust of the emperor holding labarum and globus cruciger. 3.98 grams. S.1868. Sharp faces, weakness in legends. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
22 Michael VII. EF $180.00

Electrum Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Types as above. 4.26 grams. Graffiti in left reverse margin. Clear legends. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
23 Andronicus II and III, 1325-1334 A.D. VF $225.00

Gold Hyperpyron. Constantinople. The Virgin, orans, within city walls. Rv. Christ standing facing, crowning both kneeling emperors. S.2461. 3.30 grams. Typically weak centers. Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Celtic Issues
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24 BRITAIN. Dobunni GD VF $225.00

EISV, ca. 15-30 A.D. Silver Unit. Abstract Celticized head r. Rv. Celticized horse l. 0.95 grams. Van Arsdell 1110, S.382. Slightly grainy as typical. Good Very Fine. (Est. $125-$175)
25 DANUBE REGION. Ca. 1st Century B.C. EF $325.00
DANUBE REGION. Ca. 1st Century B.C. Tetradrachm. Imitation of a Thasos Tetradrachm. Wreathed Dionysos...
Tetradrachm. Imitation of a Thasos Tetradrachm. Wreathed Dionysos head r. Rv. Herakles standing l. 16.75 grams. Göbl OTA Class II, 4. The types and legends are well-executed indicating an early stage of imitation. It is distinguished from its prototype by the coarseness of the Dionysos head. Extremely Fine and Choice for type. (Est. $200-$300)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries February 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Magna Graecia
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26 CALES. Campania. Ca. 261-240 B.C. EF $1,750.00
CALES. Campania. Ca. 261-240 B.C. Stater. Head of Athena r. wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with...
Stater. Head of Athena r. wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a serpent; thunderbolt behind. Rv. Nike driving biga l., CALENO below. 7.40 grams. SNG ANS 172. Even medium gray, old cabinet toning. Extremely Fine and attractive. (Est. $2300-$2800)
27 TARENTUM. Calabria. 440-425 B.C. CH VF $1,750.00
TARENTUM. Calabria. 440-425 B.C. Stater. Phalantos, naked, seated l. on dolphin, extending in r. hand...
Stater. Phalantos, naked, seated l. on dolphin, extending in r. hand a strigil; shrimp partly visible below. Rv. Taras seated l., extending on the back of his r. hand a spindle of wool; panther cub rearing on its hind legs to l. 7.96 grams. Vlasto 225. Pleasing medium gray surfaces. Well struck. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $2250-$2750)
28 TARENTUM. 281-272 B.C. VF $150.00
TARENTUM. 281-272 B.C. Stater. Helmeted warrior on horse prancing r., spearing downwards; a small...
Stater. Helmeted warrior on horse prancing r., spearing downwards; a small figure of Nike to r. flying l. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding kantharos and trident. 6.36 grams. Vlasto 728. Medium gray. Full flan. Close to Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
29 TARENTUM. 272-235 B.C. VF $250.00

Stater. Boy rider l. crowning standing horse; ΣY to r., ΛYKI/NOΣ below. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding chlamys and brandishing trident; symbol owl behind. 6.56 grams. Vlasto 838. Decently centered on a compact flan. Medium gray. Nice Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
30 TARENTUM. 272-235 B.C. VF $100.00

Stater. Boy rider as last; []IΣTIAP. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding trident and wreath-bearing Nike; bunch of grapes behind. 4.86 grams. Vlasto 845. Corroded surfaces, accounting for low weight, toned a medium gray. Close to Very Fine. (Est. $125-$150)
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