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Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Ancient India
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 KUSHAN EMPIRE. Huvishka, ca. 126-164 A.D. EF $1,400.00
KUSHAN EMPIRE. Huvishka, ca. 126-164 A.D. Dinara. Nimbate, half-length bust l. wearing elaborare raiment,...
Dinara. Nimbate, half-length bust l. wearing elaborare raiment, holding scepter and mace. Rv. Goddess Ardoksho standing r. holding cornucopiae, tamgha before; apΔoXpo. Göbl Kushan 286. Small scratch before bust. Extremely Fine and Choice for the issue. ICG EF45. (Est. $500-$600)
2 LATE KUSHAN. Gadahara, ca. 310-345 A.D. GD VF $260.00
LATE KUSHAN. Gadahara, ca. 310-345 A.D. Dinara. King standing l. at altar holding a trident, KaPaN...
Dinara. King standing l. at altar holding a trident, KaPaN with additional symbol in l. field, KiDaRa below arm, GaDaHaRa in r. field. Rv. The goddess Ardoksho. 7.78 grams. Cf.MACW 3594ff. Rare. Good Very Fine. (Est. $200-$300)
3 LATE KUSHAN. Uncertain ruler, ca. mid-4th Century A.D. GD VF $180.00
LATE KUSHAN. Uncertain ruler, ca. mid-4th Century A.D. Dinara. King standing l. holding trident, KaPa...
Dinara. King standing l. holding trident, KaPa and uncertain letter in the l. field, PiRya below arm, uncertain letter in the r. field. Rv. Early phase of stylization of the goddess Ardoksho type, unusual ''motion'' waves at left. 7.54 grams. MACW--, Göbl Kushan --. Rare (?). Possibly an early Kidarite issue from the Punjab. Good Very Fine. (Est. $250-$350)
4 KIDARITES. Successors of Kidara, after 400 A.D. VF $120.00

Pale Gold Dinara. Somewhat sylized king standing l., KiDaRa below arm. Rv. The goddess Ardoksho. 7.79 MACW 3618. Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
5 KIDARITES. Successors of Kidara, after 400 A.D. VF $135.00

Pale Gold Dinara. Another as above, broader flan. 7.88 grams. Flatness in margins. Very Fine. (Est. $125-$175)
6 KIDARITES. Jammu and Kashmir. Vinayaditya, late 5th Century AB VF $110.00

Electrum (essentially Silver) Stater. Abstract king, KiDaRa JaYa below arm, Ka in l. field. Rv. Ardoksho, Sri Vinaya in r. field, ditya in l. 6.23 and 6.25 grams. MACW 3656. About Very Fine and Good Very Fine. 2 pieces. (Est. $100-$150)
7 SARABHAPURIYAS. Prasannamtra, late 6th Century A.D. VF $495.00
SARABHAPURIYAS. Prasannamtra, late 6th Century A.D. Gold Unit. Facing Garuda with outstretched wings,...
Gold Unit. Facing Garuda with outstretched wings, conch at r., other object at l., legend below with conch and trident beneath. 1.31 grams. Indian Museum Catalog 103, cf.MACW p.599. Very rare. Very light dirt in the upper area. Very Fine. (Est. $600-$700)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Ancient Greece
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
8 TARENTUM. Calabria. Time of Kleonymos. Ca. 302 B.C. GD VF $4,500.00
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
9 KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. AAS $2,600.00
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. Stater. Uncertain mint. Athena head r. wearing...
Stater. Uncertain mint. Athena head r. wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a coiled serpent. Rv. Nike standing l. holding a wreath and stylis, part of a symbol in l. field. 8.6 grams. Double-striking on the reverse legend, reverse diebreaks. Well-centered and of fine style. Choice and About As Struck. (Est. $1600-$2000)
10 KYZIKOS. Mysia. 460-400 B.C. GD VF $1,300.00
KYZIKOS. Mysia. 460-400 B.C. Electrum Hekte. Winged female figure running/kneeling l., head reverted,...
Electrum Hekte. Winged female figure running/kneeling l., head reverted, holding a tunny by the tail. Rv. Quadripartite incuse square. 2.60 grams. von Fritze 121, Rosen 495. Good Very Fine. ICG EF40. (Est. $400-$500)
11 PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Ca. 485-470 B.C. GD FINE $770.00
PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Ca. 485-470 B.C. Daric. Persian king/hero kneeling/running r. holding spear...
Daric. Persian king/hero kneeling/running r. holding spear and bow. Rv. Incuse punch. 8.29 grams. Carradice Type IIIb, Group A. Good Fine. (Est. $900-$1200)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Roman Empire
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
12 Tiberius, 14-37 A.D. VF $2,600.00
Tiberius, 14-37 A.D. Aureus, 14-17 A.D. Lugdunum. Laureate bust r., TI. CAESAR DIVI AVG. F. AVGVS[TVS]....
Aureus, 14-17 A.D. Lugdunum. Laureate bust r., TI. CAESAR DIVI AVG. F. AVGVS[TVS]. Rv. Livia seated r. on throne with ornamented legs, holding scepter and flower, PONTIF. MAXIM. 7.70 grams. RIC 27, cf. Cal.305c. Obverse slightly off center on a full flan. Nice Very Fine. (Est. $3000-$3500)
13 Nero Claudius Drusus, father of Claudius, d. 9 B.C. VF $3,500.00
Nero Claudius Drusus, father of Claudius, d. 9 B.C. Aureus, 41-45 A.D., struck by his son Claudius....
Aureus, 41-45 A.D., struck by his son Claudius. Lugdunum and Rome. Laureate head l., NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP. Rv. Triumphal arch surmounted by an equestrian statue of Nero Claudius Drusus and flanked on each side by a trophy with a seated captive in the center; DE GERMANIS in the architrave. 7.63 grams. RIC 71, Cal.316 (R.3). Close to... (Est. $3500-$4000)  more
14 Nero, 54-68 A.D. EF $3,000.00
Nero, 54-68 A.D. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., thick neck; NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv....
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., thick neck; NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter enthroned l. holding scepter and thunderbolt; IVPPITER CV[STOS]. 7.22 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412. Obverse well centered on an elongated flan, the reverse slightly off-center affecting the legend on the r. Faint ''Boscoreale'' toning. Close to Extremely Fine. (Est. $3500-$4000)
15 Nero EF $3,750.00
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)
16 Nero CH VF $3,500.00
Nero. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., slightest traces of beard; IMP. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS....
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., slightest traces of beard; IMP. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter seated as last; IVPPITER CVSTOS. 7.21 grams. RIC 47, Cal.413. Well centered. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $3000-$3500)
17 Domitian, 81-96 A.D. EF $2,500.00
Domitian, 81-96 A.D. Aureus, 86 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r.; IMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P.M. TR.P.V....
Aureus, 86 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r.; IMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P.M. TR.P.V. Rv. Germania seated r. on shield, mourning, broken spear below her; IMP.XII COS.XII CENS. P. P.P. 7.54 grams. RIC 83. Well-centered on a broad flan. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $4000-$5000)
18 Trajan, 98-117 A.D. VF $2,800.00
Trajan, 98-117 A.D. Aureus, 114-117 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.; IMP. CAES....
Aureus, 114-117 A.D. Rome. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.; IMP. CAES. NER. TRAIAN. OPTIM. AVG. GERM. DAC. Rv. Radiate and draped bust of Sol r.; PARTHICO P.M. TR.P. COS.VI P.P. S.P.Q.R. 7.29 grams. RIC 329, Cal.1038. Evenly struck. Nice Very Fine. (Est. $2750-$3250)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Byzantine Empire
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
19 Anastasius, 491-518 A.D. AAS $280.00
Anastasius, 491-518 A.D. Solidus. Constantinople. Helmeted and cuirassed bust ¾ r. holding...
Solidus. Constantinople. Helmeted and cuirassed bust ¾ r. holding spear and shield. Rv. Victory standing l. holding a long staff, star before; CONOB in ex. 4.42 grams. S.5. A few light test scrapes on the left side of the face. Extremely Fine and About As Struck. (Est. $300-$400)
20 Justin I, 518-527 A.D. AB EF $150.00

Tremissis. Constantinople. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rv. Victory advancing r., head l., holding wreath and globus, COMOB in ex. 1.47 grams. S.58. A few obverse scratches, graffiti on the reverse. About Extremely Fine. (Est. $75-$100)
21 Tiberius Constantine, 578-582 A.D. CH EF $280.00

Solidus. Constantinople, officina E. Crowned and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger. Rv. Cross potent on four steps; CONOB in ex. S.422. Choice Extremely Fine and About As Struck. ICG MS62 (incorrectly attributed to Constans II). (Est. $200-$300)
22 Leo IV, the Khazar, 775-780 A.D. VF $500.00
Leo IV, the Khazar, 775-780 A.D. Solidus. Constantinople. Facing busts of Leo IV and Constantine VI....
Solidus. Constantinople. Facing busts of Leo IV and Constantine VI. Rv. Facing busts of Leo III and Constantine V. 4.31 grams. S.1583. Two small test marks in the fields, some edge filing. Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
23 Nicephoros II, Phocas, 963-969 A.D. CH EF $950.00
Nicephoros II, Phocas, 963-969 A.D. Histamenon Nomisma, ca. 963-964 A.D. Constantinople. Nimbate facing...
Histamenon Nomisma, ca. 963-964 A.D. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ. Rv. Facing busts of the Virgin, nimbate, and the emperor holding patriarchal cross between them. 4.41 grams. S.1778. Choice Extremely Fine. (Est. $500-$600)
24 Nicephoros II, Phocas CH EF $610.00

Histamenon Nomisma, ca. 963-964. Constantinople. Another as above. 4.44 grams. Choice Extremely Fine. (Est. $500-$600)
25 John I Tzimisces, 969-976 VF $500.00
John I Tzimisces, 969-976. Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ holding...
Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ holding book of the Gospels. Rv. Facing busts of the Virgin, MΘ above her, and John; the Virgin, clad in stola and maphorium, crowns the emperor. 3.85 grams. S.1785. Thin scrape by John and a small scrape in the obverse field. Filing on the edge. Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
26 Constantine X Ducas, 1059-1067 A.D. GD VF $150.00

Gold Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Christ enthroned facing. Rv. Constantine standing facing on footstool, holding labarum and globus cruciger. 4.54 grams. S.1847. Minor edge split. Good Very Fine. (Est. $125-$175)
27 Michael VII, Ducas, 1071-1078 A.D. VF $200.00

Gold Histamenon Nomisma. Facing bust of Christ. Rv. Facing bust of Michael, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and orb. 4.37 grams. S.1868. Nice Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
28 Michael VII, Ducas GD EF $220.00

Electrum Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ. Rv. Facing bust of the emperor as last. 4.34 grams. S.1868. Test x in margin. Good Extremely Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Magna Graecia
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
29 TARENTUM. Calabria. Ca. 302-281 B.C. GD VF $350.00
TARENTUM. Calabria. Ca. 302-281 B.C. Didrachm. Nude male riding horse galloping r., NIKOΔAMOΣ...
Didrachm. Nude male riding horse galloping r., NIKOΔAMOΣ below. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding kantharos and distaff, ZOP and gazelle below. 7.89 grams. Vlasto 704, SNG ANS 1078. Horseman's head flatly struck. Good Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
30 TARENTUN. 281-272 B.C. CH VF $400.00
TARENTUN. 281-272 B.C. Didrachm. Warrior on horseback r. spearing downwards. Rv. Taras astride dolphin...
Didrachm. Warrior on horseback r. spearing downwards. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding Nike and trident, ΠOΛY to l., prow below. 6.39 grams. Vlasto 721. Well struck on a broad flan. Pleasing pale gray. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
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