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Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Ancient 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 $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
2 KINGS OF BOSPOROS. Rheskuporis II. ca. 211-228 A.D., with Severus Alexander GD VF $380.00
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. $350-$450)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Roman Republic
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
3 Mark Antony and Octavian CH VF / EF $17,500.00
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. A coin well centered on a full flan. The obverse is somewhat softly struck as typical... (Est. $14000-$18000)  more
Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Gold and Electrum Coins Roman Empire
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
4 Tiberius, 14-37 A.D. VF $2,100.00
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)
5 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 on the architrave. 7.63 grams. RIC 71, Cal.316 (R3). Close to... (Est. $3500-$4000)  more
6 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)
7 Nero CH VF $3,200.00
Nero. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter enthroned l. as...
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter enthroned l. as last, IVPPITER CVSTOS. 7.26 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412. Light burgundy hues, suggestive of Boscoreale. Sharp, crisp portrait. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $3000-$3500)
8 Nero EF $4,500.00
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)
9 Nero EF $5,000.00
Nero. Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Large laureate head r. In this depiction, Nero sports a slight beard...
Aureus, 65-68 A.D. Rome. Large laureate head r. In this depiction, Nero sports a slight beard and a fancy coiffure of ringlets framing his face; NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Rv. Jupiter enthroned l. as last. 7.35 grams. RIC 52, Cal.412b (S2). Russet tones evocative of an ex-Boscoreale provenance. Well-centered, crisp and attractive coin. Extremely Fine.
10 Domitian, 81-96 A.D. EF $3,000.00
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, Cal.877. Well-centered on a broad flan. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $4000-$5000)
11 Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. (see below) $4,800.00
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. Aureus, 154-155 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P.P....
Aureus, 154-155 A.D. Rome. Laureate head r., ANTONINVS AVG-PIVS P.P. IMP.II. Rv. Emperor standing l. holding globe. 7.20 grams. RIC 256a. Cal.1673. F.D.C. (Est. $4700-$5500)
12 Antoninus Pius (see below) $6,000.00
Antoninus Pius. Aureus, 154-155 A.D. Rome. Types as last, but obverse legend: ANTONINUS AVG. PI-VS...
Aureus, 154-155 A.D. Rome. Types as last, but obverse legend: ANTONINUS AVG. PI-VS P.P. IMP.II with larger head and reverse figure. 7.19 grams. RIC 256a, Cal.--. F.D.C. (Est. $5600-$6500)
13 Diva Faustina Senior (see below) $5,000.00
Diva Faustina Senior. Posthumous Aureus. Draped bust r. Rv. Fortuna standing l. holding a patera and...
Posthumous Aureus. Draped bust r. Rv. Fortuna standing l. holding a patera and a rudder on globe. 7.24 grams. RIC 372, Cal.1761. Tiny dirt speck on reverse. Lovely portrait. F.D.C. (Est. $4500-$5000)
14 Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. EF $5,300.00
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. Aureus, 161 A.D. Rome. Bare head r., IMP. CAES. M. AVREL. ANTONINVS...
Aureus, 161 A.D. Rome. Bare head r., IMP. CAES. M. AVREL. ANTONINVS AVG. Rv. Aurelius and Lucius Verus standing facing and clasping hands. 7.20 grams. RIC 8, Cal.1822a. Pleasing high-relief portrait. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $4500-$5000)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Magna Graecia
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
15 TARENTUM. Calabria. 272-235 B.C. VF $140.00

Stater. Youthful rider r. crowning stationary horse, ΧENE-A[Σ] below. Rv. Taras on dolphin l. holding trident, ear of grain behind. 6.74 grams. Vlasto 864. Reverse slightly off center on a short, thick flan. Nevertheless, well struck and Very Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
16 METAPONTION. Lucania. Ca. 380-340 B.C. EF $1,300.00
METAPONTION. Lucania. Ca. 380-340 B.C. Stater. Female head r. wearing triple drop earring and necklace....
Stater. Female head r. wearing triple drop earring and necklace. Rv. Barley ear, META to r. 8.01 grams. Noe 517 var. Medium gray, slightly iridescent. Extremely Fine. (Est. $1000-$1250)
17 METAPONTION. Ca. 334-330 B.C. CH VF $575.00
METAPONTION. Ca. 334-330 B.C. Stater. Bearded and helmeted bust of Leukippos r., symbol lion's head...
Stater. Bearded and helmeted bust of Leukippos r., symbol lion's head r. to l. Rv. Ear of barley, META to r. 7.73 grams. SNG Dewing 382. Reverse die break to l. Even dark gray toning. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $600-$800)
18 METAPONTION. Ca. 280 B.C. EF $950.00
METAPONTION. Ca. 280 B.C. Stater. Head of Demeter r. wearing earring, necklace and wreath of barley...
Stater. Head of Demeter r. wearing earring, necklace and wreath of barley ears. Rv. Ear of barley, leaf to l. with wing above. 7.81 grams. Johnston D3.6. Lovely dark gray tone. Minor flatness in the hair, otherwise Extremely Fine and attractive. (Est. $1000-$1250)
19 THOURIOI. Lucania. 410-330 B.C. VF $400.00
THOURIOI. Lucania. 410-330 B.C. Distater. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla,...
Distater. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla, aphlaston to r. and ΣI behind. Rv. Bull butting r., NI above, serpent below. 15.76 grams. SNG ANS 979, Noe K2. Flatness in the center both sides. Even dark gray tone. Well centered. Very Fine. (Est. $500-$700)
20 KAULONIA. Bruttium. 470-440 B.C. GD VF $600.00
KAULONIA. Bruttium. 470-440 B.C. Stater. Naked figure of Apollo walking r. holding laurel branch and...
Stater. Naked figure of Apollo walking r. holding laurel branch and small running figure on outstretched arm; small stag to r. with head reverted; KAV retrograde to l. Rv. Stag standing r. 7.85 grams. SNG Dewing 487. Well-centered (though very tops of heads off the flan) on a compact flan with numerous die breaks. Medium gray. Good Very Fine. (Est. $500-$700)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Sicily
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
21 AKRAGAS. Before 413 B.C. VF $1,200.00
AKRAGAS. Before 413 B.C. Pentalitrai. Eagle standing l. on a column head, ΠEN. Rv. Crab, AKRA below....
Pentalitrai. Eagle standing l. on a column head, ΠEN. Rv. Crab, AKRA below. 4.20 grams. SNG Cop.46. Very rare with the denomination abbreviated on the obverse of this unusual issue. Medium gray over minor graininess. Very rare. Very Fine. (Est. $1000-$1500)
22 KATANE. 461-450 B.C. VF $3,000.00
KATANE. 461-450 B.C. Tetradrachm. Man-headed bull kneeling r., tunny below, branch above. Rv. Nike...
Tetradrachm. Man-headed bull kneeling r., tunny below, branch above. Rv. Nike advancing l.; KATANE around. 16.75 grams. BMC 1, Randazzo 55. Gray-silver patina. Some flatness of strike on Nike's head and breast. Very Fine and very rare. (Est. $3700-$4500)
23 SYRACUSE. 480-475 B.C. CH VF $1,200.00
SYRACUSE. 480-475 B.C. Tetradrachm. Male driver in slow quadriga r., Nike above about to crown horses....
Tetradrachm. Male driver in slow quadriga r., Nike above about to crown horses. Rv. Small head of Artemis-Arethusa r., hair drawn up in diadem of beads; four dolphins around. 17.38 grams. Boeh.198. Good metal surfaces toned a pleasing medium gray. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $1000-$1250)
24 SICULO-PUNIC. EF $950.00
SICULO-PUNIC. People of the Camp. Ca. 300-290 B.C. Tetradrachm. Herakles head r. clad in lion's skin....
People of the Camp. Ca. 300-290 B.C. Tetradrachm. Herakles head r. clad in lion's skin. Rv. Horse head l., palm tree behind, Punic legend below. 16.54 grams. Jenkins 314, SNG Cop.89. Light deposits and graininess at the l. reverse edge. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $900-$1200)
Categories  •  Coin Galleries July 2005 Ancient Coins Ancient Greek Silver Coins Mainland Greece
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
25 OLYNTHOS. Chalcidian League. 432-348 B.C. EF $4,500.00
OLYNTHOS. Chalcidian League. 432-348 B.C. Stater. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rv. Kithera, XAΛKIΔ[E]ΩN...
Stater. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rv. Kithera, XAΛKIΔ[E]ΩN around. 13.79 grams. SNG ANS 473 var. Struck on a full flan. Lightly granular surfaces toned a pleasing pale gray. Extremely Fine. (Est. $3500-$4500)
26 KINGS OF MACEDON. Philip III Arrhidaeus, 323-317 B.C. EF $90.00

Drachm, 323-319 B.C. 'Colophon.' Herakles head r. clad in lion's skin. Rv. Herakles enthroned l. holding scepter and eagle, ΠA monogram before. 4.26 grams. Price P46. Slight obverse granularity. Nearly Extremely Fine. (Est. $100-$150)
27 KINGS OF PAEONIA. Patraos, ca. 340-315 B.C. CH VF $1,000.00
KINGS OF PAEONIA. Patraos, ca. 340-315 B.C. Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rv. Warrior on...
Tetradrachm. Laureate head of Apollo r. Rv. Warrior on horseback r. spearing fallen enemy. 12.22 grams. Cf. Paeonian Hoard 369. Decently centered on a full flan with the complete reverse scene visible. Pale gray toning. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $1250-$1500)
28 PAEONIA. Patraos CH VF / F $135.00

Tetradrachm. Types as last. 12.59 grams. Cf. Paeonian Hoard 217. Reverse somewhat weak, having been struck from a rotated die or possibly over another coin. Strong obverse portrait. Choice Very Fine/Fine. (Est. $150-$200)
29 PAEONIA. Patraos VF $150.00

Tetradrachm. Types as last, but thunderbolt below horse, grape bunch in l. field. 12.84 grams. BMC 2. Pebbling surfaces. Obverse somewhat off-center. Very Fine. (Est. $150-$250)
30 THASOS. 550-500 B.C. G $2,000.00
THASOS. 550-500 B.C. Stater. Satyr seizing struggling nymph. Rv. Quadripartite incuse square. 9.75...
Stater. Satyr seizing struggling nymph. Rv. Quadripartite incuse square. 9.75 grams. BMC 216. 1, Pozzi 1108 (these dies). Good early style. Well centered and sharply struck on a small, thick flan. A most attractive example. (Est. $2500-$3000)
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