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Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold Coins Greece
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
1 KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. GD VF $1,700.00
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. Stater, 317-311 B.C. 'Babylon.' Helmeted Athena...
Stater, 317-311 B.C. 'Babylon.' Helmeted Athena head r., helmet adorned with coiled serpent. Rv. Nike standing l. holding wreath and stylus, ΘE lower l., MyP monogram in wreath lower r. 8.53 grams. Price 3709. Somewhat tight flan. Good Very Fine. (Est. $1250-$1750)
2 KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 323-282/1 B.C. CH VF $3,850.00
KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 323-282/1 B.C. Stater, 286/5-282/1 B.C. Pella. Head r. of the deified...
Stater, 286/5-282/1 B.C. Pella. Head r. of the deified Alexander the Great wearing horn of Ammon. Rv. Athena enthroned l. holding Nike, monogram to inner l. 8.46 grams. Cf. Thompson p.181, monogram as Thomp.241. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $4000-$5000)
3 KINGS OF PONTUS. Mithradates VI, 120-63 B.C. MS $1,200.00
KINGS OF PONTUS. Mithradates VI, 120-63 B.C. Stater, 88-86 B.C. Struck during the First Mithradatic...
Stater, 88-86 B.C. Struck during the First Mithradatic War. Tomis mint. Diademed head r. of the deified Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon. Rv. Athena enthroned l. holding Nike, HP A to inner l., TO and trident below. 8.35 grams. De Callataÿ pg.141 (D1/R1), Pick AMNG 2479. Mint State and lustrous, with only the highest point of Alexander's... (Est. $800-$1000)  more
4 MYTILENE. Lesbos. 521-478 B.C. EF $800.00
MYTILENE. Lesbos. 521-478 B.C. Electrum Hecte. Lion's head r., jaws open. Rv. Incuse calf's head r....
Electrum Hecte. Lion's head r., jaws open. Rv. Incuse calf's head r. 2.57 grams. Bod.My.13. Edge split not affecting the devices. Extremely Fine. (Est. $800-$1000)
5 MYTILENE. 377-326 B.C. CH VF $800.00
MYTILENE. 377-326 B.C. Electrum Hecte. Head of Hermes r. wearing petasos. Rv. Panther crouching r....
Electrum Hecte. Head of Hermes r. wearing petasos. Rv. Panther crouching r. 2.51 grams. Bod.My.83. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $700-$800)
6 INDO-GREEKS OF BAKTRIA. Diodotus I, in the name of Antiochos II of Syria, ca EF $6,750.00
INDO-GREEKS OF BAKTRIA. Diodotus I, in the name of Antiochos II of Syria, ca.  255-235 B.C. Stater,...
255-235 B.C. Stater, mint 'A' (near Aï Khanoum). Diademed head r. Rv. Zeus striding l. hurling thunderbolt; eagle and N to l. 8.24 grams. Finely detailed. Extremely Fine. (Est. $7000-$8000)
7 KYRENE. Kyrenaika. Magas, son of Berenike II, viceroy for Ptolemy I, 308-277 B.C CH VF $1,550.00
KYRENE. Kyrenaika. Magas, son of Berenike II, viceroy for Ptolemy I, 308-277 B.C.  Gold Tetrobol....
Gold Tetrobol. Youth on cantering horse l., star behind. Rv. Silphium plant. 2.83 grams. BMFA 1340. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $900-$1200)
8 CARTHAGE. Zeugitania. 350-320 B.C. Gold CH VF $3,500.00
CARTHAGE. Zeugitania. 350-320 B.C. Gold Stater. Head of Tanit l. Rv. Horse standing r. on single exergual...
Stater. Head of Tanit l. Rv. Horse standing r. on single exergual line. 9.35 grams. Jenkins 100. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $3000-$4000)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold Coins Roman Empire
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9 Nero Claudius Drusus, father of Claudius VF $3,500.00
Nero Claudius Drusus, father of Claudius. Posthumous Aureus, struck 41-45 A.D. under Claudius. Lugdunum...
Posthumous Aureus, struck 41-45 A.D. under Claudius. Lugdunum and Rome. Laureate head l. of Nero Claudius Drusus; NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP. Rv. Triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue of Drusus flanked by trophies; DE GERMANIS on architrave. 7.63 grams. RIC 71, Cal.316 (R3). Very Fine or nearly so. (Est. $3500-$4500)
10 Theodosius II, 408-450 A.D. VF $600.00

Solidus, 415 A.D. Constantinople. Helmeted and cuirassed bust r. holding spear and shield. Rv. Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned facing, heads turned towards one another, supporting shield inscribed VOT/XV/MVL/XX. 4.36 grams. RIC 207. Nice Very Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
11 Valentinian III, 425-455 A.D. VF $625.00
Valentinian III, 425-455 A.D. Solidus, ca. 430-455 A.D. Milan. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust...
Solidus, ca. 430-455 A.D. Milan. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rv. Emperor standing facing with r. foot on head of human-headed serpent; M-D flanking. 4.15 grams. RIC 2027. Slightly waved planchet. Very Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold Coins Byzantine Empire
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12 Justinian I, 527-565 A.D. EF $375.00

Solidus. Constantinople, officina Γ. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing. Rv. Angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by Chi-Rho and orb. S.140. Minor deposits, mostly about the periphery and graffito in the obverse field r. Extremely Fine. (Est. $200-$250)
13 Heraclius, 610-641 A.D. VF $210.00

Solidus. Constantinople, officina Z (retrograde). Standing figure of Heraclius, facing, flanked by his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (equal in height). Rv. Cross potent on three steps, monogram to l., B to r. and CONOBΛ below. S.766. Very Fine. (Est. $200-$250)
14 Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I Lecapenus, 920-944 A.D. AB EF $550.00

Solidus. Constantinople. Facing bust of Christ, three pellets in each limb of the cross. Rv. Facing busts of Romanus II and Constantine VII. 4.40 grams. S.1751. About Extremely Fine. (Est. $300-$400)
15 John I Tzimisces, 969-976 A.D. GD VF $1,200.00
John I Tzimisces, 969-976 A.D. Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ....
Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate facing bust of Christ. Rv. Half-figures of the emperor and the Virgin, nimbate, facing. The Virgin crowns John, who holds a patriarchal cross between them. 3.91 grams. S.1785. Rare. Good Very Fine. (Est. $500-$600)
16 Romanus III Argyrus, 1028-1034 A.D. F $320.00

Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Christ enthroned facing. Rv. The Virgin standing, crowning standing figure of the emperor. 4.26 grams. S.1819. Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
17 Constantine IX, 1042-1055 A.D. CH VF $206.00

Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Christ enthroned facing. Rv. Bust of the emperor facing, holding cruciform scepter and orb surmounted by patriarchal cross. 4.38 grams. S.1828. Holed at 6:00. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $250-$350)
18 Constantine X, Ducas, 1059-1067 EF $254.00

Histamenon Nomisma. Constantinople. Nimbate Christ enthroned facing. Rv. Constantine standing on footstool holding labarum and globus cruciger. 4.32 grams. S.1847. Some light test scratches in the margins. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
19 Michael VIII, 1261-1282 A.D. Gold VF $650.00
Michael VIII, 1261-1282 A.D. Gold Hyperpyron. Constantinople. Bust of the Virgin orans, within city...
Hyperpyron. Constantinople. Bust of the Virgin orans, within city walls. Rv. Michael l. kneeling before seated Christ and supported by St. Michael. 4.16 grams. S.2242. Typically weak in the centers but unusually well struck for the issue. Very Fine. (Est. $200-$300)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Celtic Issues
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20 DANUBE VALLEY. 1st Century B.C. EF $350.00
DANUBE VALLEY. 1st Century B.C. Celtic imitation of a Tetradrachm of Thasos. Head of Dionysos r. Rv....
Celtic imitation of a Tetradrachm of Thasos. Head of Dionysos r. Rv. Herakles standing front, holding club. Blundered ''Greek'' legend with club and lion's skin rendered as a series of pellets. 16.28 grams. Cf. Lanz 972, CCCBM I,S223. Good Celtic imitation with the Greek prototypes still recognizable. Slightly uneven dark gray toning. Close to Extremely... (Est. $400-$600)  more
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Magna Graecia
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21 TARENTUM. Calabria. 302-281 B.C. EF $1,800.00
TARENTUM. Calabria. 302-281 B.C. Stater. Boy r. crowning stationary horse; ΣA behind, APE/ΘΩN...
Stater. Boy r. crowning stationary horse; ΣA behind, APE/ΘΩN below. Rv. Taras astride dolphin l. holding tripod; CAΣ below. 7.82 grams. Vlasto 666. Well struck on a broad flan. Pale gray toning. Extremely Fine. An outstanding example of the type. (Est. $2000-$2500)
22 TARENTUM. 302-281 B.C. VF $150.00

Didrachm. Warrior on horseback r. bearing shield and spears, ΣI[M] below. Rv. Taras riding dolphin l. holding spindle, eagle r. before, Φ[I] below. 7.76 grams. SNG ANS 980, Vlasto 573. Soft strike. Bright. Very Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
23 THOURIOI. Lucania. Ca. 440-410 B.C. AB EF $800.00
THOURIOI. Lucania. Ca. 440-410 B.C. Stater. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with...
Stater. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with wreath. Rv. Bull butting l., ΘOYPIΩN above, fish in ex. below base line. 7.84 grams. SNG ANS 919. Medium gray with minor scattered deposits. About Extremely Fine. (Est. $2000-$2500)
24 VELIA. Lucania. Ca. 400-365 B.C. VF $1,500.00
VELIA. Lucania. Ca. 400-365 B.C. Didrachm. Lion prowling r., retrograde B above. Rv. Head of nymph...
Didrachm. Lion prowling r., retrograde B above. Rv. Head of nymph Velia r., hair in a krobylos, held by a plain band; YEΛH below, graffito APΩIXIAΣ lightly inscribed above. 7.68 grams. SNG Dewing 452, Williams 209j (this coin), Mangieri 17 (this coin). Pale gray toning. Nice Very Fine. A distinctly rare and attractive type. (Est. $1500-$2000)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Sicily
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25 GELA. Ca. 450-440 B.C. VF $2,500.00
GELA. Ca. 450-440 B.C. Tetradrachm. Quadriga r. with Nike above crowning horses; flanking tendrils...
Tetradrachm. Quadriga r. with Nike above crowning horses; flanking tendrils of palmette in ex. Rv. Forepart of man-headed bull r.; CEΛAΣ above. 16.88 grams. Jenkins 351 (this coin). Struck on a broad flan, darkly toned, showing the full dimensions of the complex obverse design. Struck from a worn obverse die, not atypical for this issue,... (Est. $2500-$3500)  more
26 SELINOS. Ca. 450-440 B.C. CH VF $2,900.00
SELINOS. Ca. 450-440 B.C. Tetradrachm. Quadriga l. driven by Artemis, accompanied by Apollo standing...
Tetradrachm. Quadriga l. driven by Artemis, accompanied by Apollo standing to her r., discharging an arrow. Rv. River-god Selinos holding a laurel branch and patera, pouring libation on the altar; cock to l., selinon leaf and bull standing on pedestal to r. 17.21 grams. SNG ANS 691 (same dies), Schwabacher 10. Pale gray toning. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $4000-$5000)
27 SYRACUSE. Hieron II, ca. 274-216 B.C. EF $300.00
SYRACUSE. Hieron II, ca. 274-216 B.C. AR 3 Chalcous. Helmeted head of Athena l. Rv. XIII, ΣYPAKOΣI[ΩN]...
AR 3 Chalcous. Helmeted head of Athena l. Rv. XIII, ΣYPAKOΣI[ΩN] above, AΦ below. 0.80 grams. SNG ANS 907 (same dies). An extremely rare denomination, absent from most collections, public or private. Good surfaces toned a pale gray. Close to Extremely Fine. (Est. $350-$450)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries April 2006 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Mainland Greece
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28 NEAPOLIS. Macedon. 411-348 B.C. VF $100.00

Hemidrachm. Facing Gorgon's head. Rv. Female head r.; N-E-O-Π around. 1.85 grams. SNG ANS 430ff. Light grafiti in the reverse field r. Very Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
29 OLYNTHOS. Chalkidean League. Ca. 350 B.C. EF $280.00
OLYNTHOS. Chalkidean League. Ca. 350 B.C. Tetrobol. Apollo head r. Rv. Lyre; XAΛKI[ΔE]ΩN...
Tetrobol. Apollo head r. Rv. Lyre; XAΛKI[ΔE]ΩN around. 2.36 grams. SNG ANS 525ff. Pale gray toning. Close to Extremely Fine. (Est. $350-$450)
30 KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. EF $750.00
KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander the Great, 336-323 B.C. Tetradrachm, 336-323 B.C. Pella. Herakles head...
Tetradrachm, 336-323 B.C. Pella. Herakles head r. wearing lion's skin. Rv. Zeus enthroned l. holding eagle and scepter, wreath to l. 17.14 grams. Price 14. Even medium gray, toned over scratch in the reverse field. Close to Extremely Fine. (Est. $400-$500)
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