ANCIENT & EARLY COINS
AUCTION 119 CLOSING 10 PM, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
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GREEK COINS etc., listed alphabetically
1 AINOS, Diobol. c.400 BC, Hermes hd facg/goat r, S1570 (£225); AVF/VG-F, toned, good
strong face. Scarce!
(An example, ungraded but looks VF, brought $1042 + buyer fee, Papillon Auc 7/21.)
Starting Bid $40
2 AMISOS, Æ21, c. 100 BC, Dionysos head r/Cista mystica, S3640; AEF/VF, rev sl off-ctr,
darkish brown patina, excellent detail on head. (An AEF/VF brought $111 in my 12/11 sale.)
Starting Bid $40
3 ANTIOCH, Æ20, Zeus hd r/Tyche std r, river god below, date RK (R on its side);
VF/F+, contrasting dark green & orange patina, Zeus head well detailed. Rev lgnd includes
VAPOY for P. Quinctilius Varus, the famous general ambushed by Germans in the Teutoburg
forest. (An AVF/F realized $170 on $400 bid in my 12/21 sale.) Starting Bid $75
4 ASPENDOS, Stater, 380-325 BC, 2 Wrestlers, K betw/ Slinger rt, triskeles & club in field,
Xi betw legs, as S5399; AVF, sl off-ctr, decent metal, sl crude art. Seems to be a rare variety,
this coin the only sale record found. Start Bid $140
5 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Choice Mint State, excellent metal
with lt tone & underlying luster, perfectly centered & very sharply struck, with the obv hair
waves totally crisp. That's what I look for on these. Most examples from recent hoard lack this.
(At least equal to the one in my 12/21 sale bringing $3601; An EF realized $9200, Triton 1/12;
GEF $17,000 NAC 10/08.) Starting Bid $1100
6 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Choice EF, well centered,
quite well struck; excellent metal with nice tone; once more, the hair waves absolutely sharp.(Compare a GVF bringing $4600, CNG 9/12.) Start Bid $900
7 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Choice EF, well centered on
odd-shaped flan, some tiny edge splits, good bright metal; once more, quite well struck with
hair waves & owl absolutely sharp. Starting Bid $800
8 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Choice EF, centered on a
triangular shaped flan, good bright metal, yet again quite sharply struck on hair waves &
owl detail. Starting Bid $675
Note: In my recent sales, the best Athenian Tet would get many bids & sell high, while the others
9 BAKTRIA Eukratides I, 171-135 BC, Obol, Helmeted head r/caps of the Dioscuri with
palm branches, S7578; Choice EF, well centered & struck, good metal, sharp portrait in high relief.
(A VF sold for $885, Gorny 3/11.) Starting bid $150
10 BAKTRIA Eukratides I, 171-135 BC, Obol, Diademed hd r/caps of the Dioscuri with
palm branches, S7577; VF-EF/F-VF, well centered, obv bright with sharp portrait, rev has a
crude/rough area. Tiny edge chip. Rare mint Baktra (?) Starting bid $55
11 BAKTRIA, Heliokles, c.145-130 BC, Drachm, Bust r/Zeus stg l, Delta below, S7638;
VF, ltly grainy, almost unnoticeable edge chip. Strong portrait. Ex Pars Coins as Choice VF.
Rare. (Same var, Near VF, cleaning marks, rev double struck, brought $690, CNG eAuc 8/15).
Starting bid $120
12 BIRYTIS, Æ11, c. 300 BC, Kabeiros head l./BI-PY around club in wreath, S4056;
EF/VF, dark green patina, sandy hilighting on rev; great detail on head.
(An EF sold for $575, NY Sale 1/09.) Starting bid $40
13 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes V, 163-130 BC, Drachm, Bust r/ Athena stg l, monogram,
Year GL below; S1786; VF/F, good metal, obv particularly bold & nice.
(A VF brought $106 in my 6/08 sale; VF $236, Rauch 9/09.) Starting bid $50
14 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes IX, 101-87 BC, Drachm, Bust r/ Athena stg l, S7297;
VF-EF/F, edge split, rev off-ctr & sl rough & crude; portrait quite well detailed.
(A VF brought $245, Varesi 4/07.) Starting bid $50
15 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes IX, Drachm, bust r/Athena stg l; VF/AF, somewhat off-ctr,
weak/crude area on rev, sl surface imperfections; portrait okay. Starting Bid $25
16 CARTHAGE, Æ20, 3rd cent BC, Tanit head l./Horse stg r, head l.; F+, centered on a
sl ragged flan, thick dark greenish-brown patina, clear features.
(An NGC VF realized $312, Heritage 12/20.) Starting Bid $20
17 CARTHAGE, Dekadrachm, Tanit hd l./Pegasos rt, COPY, looks silver with lt tone but
presumed plated; nice quality, Choice EF. (Same brought $91 on $121 bid in my 7/19 sale.)
Starting bid $15
Danubian, Drachm, Kapostal style, c.250-190 BC, imitating Philip II
Abstracted head r/horse l, Lanz 811; VF, darkish greenish-brown bronzelike patina.
(A GVF brought $690, CNG 5/07.) Starting Bid $35
19 COELE-Syria, Chalkis, Lysanias, 40-36 BC, Æ21, His hd r/Athena stg l, RPC 4770;
countermk of monogram in indent on neck; ex-Nomos 5/18 auction as AEF (realized $263),
I grade VF/F, glossy dark brown patina, nice strong portrait, the c/mk fully bold.
(Compare a VF, "some edge roughness" (no c/mk) sold for $1203, Naumann 7/15.)
Starting bid $100
20 EGYPT, PHARAOH NEKTANEBO II, 361-343 BC, Æ15, Leaping ram/scales; Strong VF,
smooth dark patina with earthen hilighting, rev a little off-ctr. The only non-gold coin attributed
to Pharaonic Egypt — tho some evidence suggests a more prosaic Syrian attribution. Take your pick.
(A VF sold for $5423, Gorny 3/07; AVF realized $351 on $502 bid, in my auction 4/22.)
Starting bid $170
21 EGYPT, Ptolemy I, 305-283 BC, Tet, his head r, Delta behind ear/Eagle stg l, P & MI
monogram, SNG Cop 69; EF, well centered & struck, good metal, nicely toned; almost invisible
graffiti before mouth.
(Same variety, Near EF, brought $2200, Davisson 2/18; EF $4500, CNG 9/20.) Start Bid $800
22 EGYPT, Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC, Æ40, Zeus Ammon hd r/ Eagle stg l, head r, SE monogram
betw legs (? looks like a tilted M); AVF, brown patina, sl crude, sl roughness & modest erosion
areas on obv. (A VF sold for $637, CNG 5/08.) Start bid $100
23 EGYPT, Ptolemy VIII, 145-116 BC, Æ28, Alexander hd r, elephant hat/Eagle stg l;
F+/F, sl off-ctr, olive-brown patina. Very scarce! Ex Economopoulos VF $325.
(A VF, hardly any better, brought $282, Roma 1/20.) Starting Bid $80
24 EGYPT, Cleopatra VII, 51-30 BC, Æ10, of Paphos, her head r/cornucopiae, F-VF/F,
centered on somewhat crude flan, hilighted dark patina, minor cleaning marks. Portrait very clear.
(A F-VF/AF brought $561 in my 12/20 sale.) Starting Bid $100
25 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze, c. 82-80 BC, Ar Tet, Conjoined busts left,
anchor behind/Zeus std l., lgnd around, S6171 (£1250); VF, well centered, bright silver, obv
subtly rough with sl smoothing, portraits bold, rev less crude than most. Rare.
(A GVF with lt porosity & wk rev strike brought $4,700, Triton 1/14.) Starting Bid $265
26 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires V, 54-33 BC, Ar Tet, Bearded bust l., star above anchor/lgnd &
bearded bust l, monogram PK retrograde below chin, Alr. 463 var; EF, centered, good silver,
minor smoothing, superb obv portrait, rev bust well struck & detailed (unusual); Extremely rare
with monogram. (Same variety, labelled"apparently unique" GVF brought $5875, Triton 1/14.)
Starting Bid $1000
27 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires VI, Æ Drachm, GIC-5890 (£35), bust l., cresc above anchor/dashes;
VF, well centered & struck, nice for this; light brown. Much scarcer than later types.
(A VF+ sold for $125, Pegasi 4/10.) Starting bid $20
28 ELYMAIS, Orodes I, Æ Drachm, GIC-5892, bust l., anchor/ Artemis bust r, Choice VF, well
centered, rev with virtually full lgnd, unusual; hilighted brown-&-green patina.
(A Nice VF brought $67 on $100 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Starting bid $20
29 ELYMAIS, Phraates, Æ Drachm, GIC-5899, Bust l./Artemis stg r; VF, centered with much
(tho crude) rev lgnd, scarce thus. Light brown.
(A VF brought $63 on $125 bid in my 6/13 sale; VF $120, Peus 4/13.) Starting bid $18
30 ELYMAIS, Orodes III, Æ Drachm, GIC-5910, Facg bust/ dashes, AEF, well centered & struck,
brown patina, unusually strong. (An AEF brought $170, Gorny 5/00.) Starting Bid $35
31 HIMERA, Æ15, 420-408 BC, Hemilitron, Nymph head l, IME (clear on this coin, unusual thus)/
6 pellets in wreath, S1110; AEF, rev sl off-ctr, smooth deep green patina, strong detail on head.
(Compare a GVF bringing $374, CNG 5/08.) Starting Bid $100
32 HIMYARITES, (Arabia), Amdan Bayyin, Ar Quinarius, c.100 AD, Head r, monogram behind/
small head rt in lgnd, monogram rt, GIC-5718; Choice EF, deeply cupped fabric, good strike
with detailed heads, lgnds fully clear; good metal. (An EF realized $410, Gorny 10/05.)
Starting Bid $85
33 KAMARINA, Æ15 (Trias), 413-405 BC, Facing Gorgon head/Owl stg r hldg lizard, 3 pellets;
AEF, centered, brown patina, good detail on face & owl.
(A VF brought $261 on $290 bid in my 2/21 sale; VF-EF $428, Gorny 3/20.) Start Bid $160
34 KROTON, Didrachm, 360-330 BC, Hera Lakinia bust 3/4 rt/Herakles recl l, on rock, hldg cup,
club above; S474; VF, well centered on sl unround flan, 2 minor edge splits, good metal, face &
rev scene strong, thus unusually good quality for this. (A Near VF realized $7050, CNG 9/14.)
Starting Bid $1000
35 KYZIKOS, Hemiobol, 480-450 BC, boar forepart l, tunny behind/Lion head l, star above,
as S3851 (£50); EF, centered on a sl unround flan, only a trace of graininess. Well detailed;
quite good for this. (A GVF brought $175, Noble 11/07.) Starting Bid $50
36 LARISSA, Hemidrachm, 350-300 BC, Nymph head 3/4 l./ horse grazing r, S2127;
VF, centered on elongated flan, decent metal with only faint graininess, nice strong face.
Ex BCD with his tag. (A VF brought $303, CNG 9/01.) Starting Bid $40
37 LESBOS, billon Diobol or 1/12 Stater, 1.14 gms, c.500-450 BC, 2 boar hds face-to-face/
incuse square, S3488 (£140); F, centered & clear, mildly granular, a decent bold Lesbian coin.
(A F-VF brought $216 in my 12/91 sale.) Start Bid $40
38 MACEDON, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, Tet, of Ake, Herakles head r/Zeus std l, tiny
date numerals below arm (315/314 BC), Pr. 3283; AVF/F, decent toned metal.
(Same variety, VF, brought $450, Triton 1/22.) Starting Bid $120
39 MACEDON, Alex the Great, Drachm, Herakles head r/ Zeus std l, K monogram, cresc below
seat, Kolophon, Pr.1826; AEF/VF+, well centered & struck, good metal with lt tone, nice.
(Same variety, VF, sold for $325, CNG 5/21.) Starting Bid $100
40 MACEDON, Alex the Great, Drachm, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, N left, Sigma below,
Kolophon, Pr.1802; F+, centered, bright & decent.
(Same variety, GVF, brought $443, CNG eAuc 7/21.) Starting Bid $30
41 MACEDON, Alexander the Great, Æ19, Apollo hd r/ horseman r, monograms above &
below, Pr.2131; AEF/VF, minimally off-ctr, glossy dark patina.
(An EF, hardly better if at all, brought $392, Bertolami 10/15.) Starting Bid $65
42 MACEDON, Perseus, 179-168 BC, Æ17x19, Perseus hd r, with harpa/Eagle on t-bolt,
S6798; Choice VF, mellow green patina, strong details.
(A VF of the type brought $295, CNG eAuction 2/21.) Starting Bid $40
43 MACEDON, Autonomous, 187-168 BC, Tetrobol, MAKE around club in center of shield/Helmet
with 3 monograms & thunderbolt, as S1387; EF, sharply struck, good metal with lt tone.
Very nice & a rare variety, apparently unpublished. (Same variety, EF, brought $884, Roma 9/17.)
Start bid $150
44 MESEMBRIA, Æ20, c. 250-175 BC, Female head r/ Athena adv l, lgnd, S1677; AEF, sl ragged
edge, medium brown, only slightest roughness, strong detail.
(A Near EF realized $330, CNG 9/95.) Starting Bid $50
45 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion forepart, head l./ star pattern in square, S3532 (£65);
EF, obv centered low & crowded but sharp detail on mane; good metal quality. Earliest coin you
can buy without selling your children. (An AEF brought $301 on $340 bid in my 1/19 sale.)
Starting Bid $50
46 MILETOS, Same as previous; F-VF/VF, nrly centered with full lion head, decent metal.
(A F-VF/VF brought $126 on $144 bid in my 3/07 sale.) Starting Bid $35
47 NABATAEA, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, Æ14, Head r, H at rt/lgnd betw cornucopiae, GIC-5701,
SNG ANS Palestine 1431; VF, smooth dark green patina with earthen hilighting, lovely
detailed portrait, unusually choice for this. Aretas was supposedly one of the 3 wise guys
bringing bling to baby Jesus. Rare, no sale record found for this variety.
(A VF with diff rev lgnd brought $123, CNG eAuc 11/13. ) Starting Bid $50
48 NEAPOLIS (Campania), Nomos, 320-300 BC, Nymph head r/, grapes behind, STA below/
Nike above man-headed bull r, K below, SNG ANS 362; VF/F, obv sl off-ctr but head complete &
nice; rev off-ctr, head off; deeply toned.
(Same var., VF, rev head also off, brought $381, CNG 6/05.) Starting Bid $110
49 NEAPOLIS (Macedon), Hemidrachm, 424-350 BC, Facing Gorgoneion/nymph head r, lgnd
at rt, S1417; EF/VF-EF, centered & well struck with strong detail, a wonderful bold Gorgon;
good metal with lt tone; fine style. (A GVF brought $879, Kunker 3/11.) Starting Bid $200
50 OLBIA, dolphin shaped coins, c. 1st cent BC, as S1684 (£200) but smaller, lot of 8 pcs
ranging 17-31 mm, Meh condition, crusty pale green patination. Starting Bid $25
51 PARTHIA, Phriapatios (or Mithradates I), 185-170 BC, Drachm, Sellw. 10.1, bust l.,
in bashliq/Archer std r; F-VF/AVF, nrly centered, good metal obv sl crude, rev bold. Scarce.
(A GVF sold for $863, Triton 1/13.) Starting Bid $65
52 PARTHIA, Mithradates II, 123-88 BC, Drachm, Bust l./ Archer std r, Sellw.27.1; VF, well
centered & struck, traces of obv smoothing, toned & bold. (A VF+ sold for $378, iNumis 3/11.)
Starting Bid $40
53 PARTHIA, Arsakes XVI (Sellwood "Unknown King"), Drachm, Sel.30.15, F-VF, centered, well
struck, nice bright metal. (An AVF sl grainy brought $51 on $110 bid in my 8/03 auction.)
Starting Bid $25
54 PARTHIA, Sinatrukes I, 93-69 BC, Drachm, Sellw 33.3 (Gotarzes I), EF, well centered,
sl crudeness, bright metal with faint porosity. (EF brought $460, Triton 1/10.) Start Bid $50
55 PARTHIA, Phraates III, Æ16, Rev Horse head r, as Sellw 38.22 but Mithradatkart
mintmk, unlisted; AEF/F-VF, centered on unround flan, dark brown patina, rev sl crude,
portrait exceptionally well detailed for Parthian Æ. Starting Bid $60
56 PARTHIA, Phraates IV, Drachm, Sell. 53.7, Mithradatkart; EF, centered & quite well struck
for this usually crude issue; dark patina. (A GVF brought $253, Triton 1/10.) Start Bid $80
57 PARTHIA, Phraates IV, Drachm, Sellw. 54.10; EF/VF+, obv centered quite low, rev good
for this, decent bright metal. Rare variety! (A VF realized $218, Triton 1/10.) Starting Bid $70
58 PARTHIA, Phraatakes, 2 BC - 4 AD, Drachm, Sellw.56.6, EF/VF, well centered, portrait
unusually sharp, good metal for this, ltly toned.
(Compare a VF on irregular flan bringing $320, Gorny 3/15.) Starting Bid $85
59 PARTHIA, Artabanus II, Drachm, Sellw.63.6, EF, obv centered low as usual on a large flan,
sl rev crudeness, portrait exceptionally sharp. (An EF brought $546, Triton 1/04.)
Starting Bid $65
60 PARTHIA, Vardanes I, Drachm, Sellw. 64.31, Choice EF, usual low obv centering,
excellent metal; couple rev letters crude; portrait exceptionally sharp. Scarce.
(An EF brought $341, CNG 9/99; VF $468, NY Sale 1/15.) Start Bid $110
61 PARTHIA, Vologases III (now he wants to be called Pakoros I), 105-147 AD, Drachm,
Sel. 78.3, Virtually Mint State, well centered, good bright metal. Very sharp strike.
(An EF brought $320, Hess-Divo 10/08.) Starting Bid $80
62. PARTHIA, Pakoros I, Drachm, Sellw.78.5, VF, well centered, sl crudeness with some flan
flaws in face area. Starting Bid $25
63 PARTHIA, Vologases IV, Drachm, Sellw.84.130, Choice EF, nrly centered, well struck, rev less
crude than usual. Good metal with lt tone. Scarcer variety.
(An AEF/EF realized $347, Kunker 10/20.) Start Bid $65
64 PARTHIA, Osroes II, c. 190 AD, Drachm, Sel.85.1, EF, nrly centered, only sl crudeness,
good bright metal. (A GF-VF sold for $238 (yes), Bertolami 3/18.) Starting Bid $65
65 PARTHIA, Vologases VI, Drachm, Sellw.88.18, Choice EF, well centered with full beaded
border obv (!), good bright metal, rev typically a bit crude, portrait superb.
(An EF, rev double struck, brought $245, Kunker 3/08.) Starting Bid $80
66 PERGE, Æ15, 50-30 BC, Artemis in temple/bow & quiver, F-VF, smooth green patina
with earthen hilighting, nice. (A VF brought $196, CNG eAuc 11/08.) Starting Bid $15
67 PERSIA, Siglos, c. 450-330 BC, King stg r with spear & bow, S4682 (£75); F, well centered
& clear, sl grainy. (A F brought $63 in my 6/08 sale,) Starting Bid $25
68 PERSIS, Autophradates (Vadfradad) I, 2rd cent BC, Head r in satrapal headdress/Fire altar
betw king w/bow & standard, Ahura-Mazda above, S6191, Alr 533; VF, centered, somewhat
crude strike, but reasonable portrait; sl grainy but bright silver, usual cupped fabric.
Ex Pars Coins as CH VF/GVF. Rare. (a GVF, sl rough, brought $2185, VAuc 10/08.)
Starting Bid $600
69 PERSIS, Ardashir IV, c. 150-200 AD, Drachm, Bust l./Bust l, rays above, Alr. 651; EF,
centered, good strike, moderately toned, very nice. (An EF brought $281, NY Sale 1/16.)
Starting Bid $135
70 PHALANNA, Æ20, c. 350 BC, Young male head r/Nymph hd r, lgnd above (fully clear!); S2180;
VF, dark green patina, glossy with minimal roughness, good strong heads.
(A VF realized $1725 (yes), Triton 1/12.) Starting bid $65
71 PHOKAIA, Diobol, c.521-478 BC, Archaic female head l./ rough incuse square; VF, centered,
good metal, nice clear head. (A VF sold for $310, Davisson 10/11.) Starting Bid $50
72 RHODES, Drachm, c.88-84 BC, Radiate Helios head r/ Rose in incuse square, ZENON,
Isis crown; EF, obv centered low crowding chin, rev centered & well struck, good bright metal.
(Same variety, Ch. VF, brought $352, Tauler & Fau, 2/22.) Starting bid $95
73 SELGE, Obol, .98 g, 350-300 BC, Facing Gorgon head/ Athena hd r, astragalos hehind; VF+,
sl off-ctr but nothing lost, good metal with lt tone, nice strong features. Fine style.
(A Ch. VF realized $324, Tauler & Fau 2/22.) Starting bid $50
74 SMYRNA, Æ19, c. 105-95 BC, Apollo head r/Homer std l magistrate Artemidoros; Ch. VF,
nrly centered, glossy dark green patina, good details, clear lgnd.
(A VF (diff magistrate) brought $308, Solidus 9/21.) Starting Bid $85
75 SPAIN, OBULCO, Æ29, Female hd r/Lgnd betw plow & corn ear, VF, obv well centered, rev
only sl off-ctr, mustard patina, good detail on head & rev, nice for this.
(A VF sold for $332, Rauch 12/13.) Starting Bid $110
76 SYRACUSE, Agathokles, 317-289 BC, Æ13x16, Athena head r/Winged thunderbolt,
S1204; AEF/VF, a bit off-ctr, head complete & nice with good detail; medium brown patina; edge
split. Much scarcer than the larger issues. (A VF realized $224, CNG eAuc 5/20.) Starting bid $75
77 SYRACUSE, Hiketas, 287-278 BC, Æ21, Zeus head r/Eagle l, as S1212; VF/F+, sl ragged flan,
obv a touch off-ctr, glossy dark green patina. (A VF sold for $450, Berk 5/09) Start Bid $35
78 SYRIA, Antiochos II, 261-246 BC, Tet, His head r/Apollo std l, 2 monograms, Newell
ESM 189; AVF/F, minimally grainy, lt tone. Nice portrait with his usual worried expression.
Ex Roma as VF. (Same variety, VF, brought $920, Elsen 9/21.) Starting Bid $110
79 SYRIA, Seleukos III, 226-223 BC, Æ15, Apollo hd r/Apollo std l, VF, obv off-ctr to left but
quite strong portrait detail; dark patina with orangy hilighting. Nice for this.
(A GVF brought $187, Leu 9/18.) Starting Bid $22
80 SYRIA, Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC, Æ14, Veiled bust of Laodike IV/elephant head, tripod;
VF/F, smooth dark patina with some orangy hilighting, nice strong portrait. Ex CNG 6/14 as VF.
(A NVF brought $162, CNG 12/08.) Starting Bid $25
81 SYRIA, Demetrios II, 2nd reign, 129-125 BC, Tet, bust r/Eagle l, club, Tyre mint, Yr. 183, in
NGC slab as Mint State, Strike 4/5, surface 4/5; it is indeed mint state and quite sharply struck,
rev just sl off-ctr, good lustrous metal. Very choice. (An NGC AU (same except diff date) brought $3130, Sovereign Rarities 3/22.) Starting Bid $350
82 SYRIA, Alexander I, 150-145 BC, Æ19, Helmeted bust r/ Nike stg l, S7040; F-VF, obv sl off-
ctr w/sl crusting, dark brown patina. (A GF brought $112, CNG 12/13.) Starting Bid $17
83 SYRIA, Antiochos VII, 138-129 BC, Drachm, Bust r/Nike adv l, S7096; VF-EF, obv somewhat
off-ctr but head complete & nice. Decent metal, lt tone.
(A VF with identical centering brought $421, Peus 11/08.) Starting Bid $75
84 SYRIA, Alexander II, 128-122 BC, Tet, Head r/Zeus std l, in NGC slab as Choice EF, Strike 5/5,
Surf 4/5; It is a nice EF, obv centered a mite low, excellent metal with lt tone.
(An AEF, this exact variety, brought $994, Hirsch 2/22.) Start Bid $300
85 SYRIA, Under Romans, Tet, in name of Philip Philadelphus, His Head r/Zeus std l, XAT
monogram, S7214; AVF, centered on a tight flan, darkish patina. Starting Bid $55
86 TEOS, Diobol, c.400 BC, Griffon std r/lyre, ALYPION; EF, nrly centered, well struck,
good metal, very nice for this. (A VF brought $205 on $250 bid in my last sale.) Starting Bid $90
87 THASOS, Stater, 463-411 BC, Naked ithyphallic stater holding struggling nymph
(reflecting pre #metoo culture)/4-part square, S1746; Choice VF+, well centered & struck on
broad flan, good metal with moderate tone, minor scr on rev. Excellent archaic style.
(A VF brought $655 on $1500 bid in my 2/14 sale;'VF $4500, Peus 10/07.)
Starting Bid $350
88 TYRE, Tetradrachm (Shekel), Melkarth hd r/Eagle stg l; date LK, monogram rt; Choice EF,
obv perfectly centered, rev minimally off-ctr; beautifully struck on good metal, lt tone.
(An EF brought $6313, Gorny 4/21.) Starting Bid $850
JUDAEA, HOLYLAND, JUDAICA, etc. (Hendin 5th Edn #s)
89 Persian period, Ar Gerah, (Yehud coinage), pre-333 BC, Large ear (of God?)/falcon, Hen.-1061;
Nice VF, only sl crude, fully clear, decent metal with lt tone. Extremely rare.
(Much nicer than a VF with roughness & lt scrs sold for $3000, CNG 5/22, the lowest
realization among only 4 on acsearch; a GVF brought $8700, Triton 1/19.) Starting Bid $2000
90 John Hyrcanus I, 135-104 BC, Prutah, H-1133, VF, lt brown, sl off-ctr, sl crude, but Hebrew
lgnd quite clear. (A VF brought $95, Pegasi 11/13.) Starting Bid $30
91 Judah Aristobulus I, 104 BC, Prutah, H-1143, AJC Ja2, AVF, rev sl off-ctr, brown, sl crude,
lgnd mostly clear. (A VF realized $318, Kunker 10/20.) Starting Bid $30
92 Alexander Jannaeus, 104-76 BC, Prutah, H-1145, VF+/VF, brown patina, rev off-ctr, obv
lgnd exceptionally clear. (A Ch. VF or + brought $145 in my 2/21 sale.) Starting Bid $40
93 Alexander Jannaeus, Prutah, H-1150, Star/anchor & lgnd; AVF, obv somewhat off-ctr, smooth
dark patina with hilighting, partial lgnd. (A VF/F, crude style, brought $466, Kunker 3/20.)
Starting Bid $25
94 Mattathias Antigonus, 40-37 BC, 8 Prutot, H-1162, Double cornucopiae & lgnd/lgnd around
ivy wreath; F-VF, smooth medium brown, large unstruck area at edge each side, but much of
lgnds clear; Ex Agora 7/14 as AVF, realized $293.
(Better than a VF with similar unstruck areas bringing $840, Stack''s 8/17.) Starting Bid $95
95 Herod the Great, 40-4 BC, Prutah, H-1188, Double cornucopiae/anchor & lgnd, AVF, obv
centered & clear, rev somewhat off-ctr; dark brownish with some pale green hilighting. Bold
features. (An F-VF brought $88 in my 3/13 sale; GVF $822, Kunker 3/20.) Starting Bid $50
96 Herod Archelaus 4 BC - 6 AD, 1/2 Prutah, H-1197, Prow/3 letters in wreath; AVF, obv
somewhat off-ctr, rev very clear, strongly hilighted dark green patina, nice for this.
(A VF realized $384, Kunker 3/20.) Starting Bid $60
97 Herod Philip, 4 BC - 34 AD, Æ11, H-1232, His head r/LLD in wreath; ex CNG 9/14 as VF,
wkly struck rev, "extremely rare," realized $950 + buyer fee; actually the lowest price among
the 7 examples on acsearch. I conservatively grade it F/VG, somewhat off-ctr, dark patina with earthen hilighting. It is indeed a great rarity. (Another VF [I grade F] brought $8960, CNG eAuc 1/11.)
Starting Bid $600
98 Agrippa I, 37-44 AD, Prutah, H-1244, Umbrella/3 barley ears, VF, obv somewhat off-ctr
with partial lgnd; brown patina; good detail on umbrella & all 3 barleys. Much above average.
(A VF brought $390, NAC 5/12.) Starting Bid $60
99 Agrippa II & Titus, Æ22x25, H-1308, Titus bust r/Nike adv r, Date RV18 = 77/8 AD; AVF,
centered on oval flan, medium brown, only a hint of roughness, good strong portrait with clear
laurel wreath. Rare. (A pitted GF brought $431, and GVF $805, Heritage 3/12.)
Starting Bid $175
100 Agrippa II & Domitian, Caesarea Maritima, Æ18, H-1317 (this coin) Domitian bust r/Nike
inscr shield, Ex CNG 9/14 as VF, realized $252; I grade AVF but somewhat rough deep green
patina. Starting Bid $75
101 Coponius, 6-9 AD, Prutah, H-1328, Grain ear/palm tree, date (clear); VF, hilighted dark
green patina, minor roughness, obv marred by sizable die failure blob; rev very clear.
(A VF brought $184 in my 12/21 sale.) Starting Bid $15
102 Valerius Gratus, 15-26 AD, Prutah, H-1339, Lgnd in wreath/palm branch, LE= Yr 5;
VF, nrly centered, hilighted slate green patina, only minimal roughness, everything clear.
(A VF realized $502, CNG eAuc 9/21.) Starting Bid $75
103 Pontius Pilate, 26-36 AD, H-1341, Ladle/3 bound grain ears; VF, obv sl off-ctr with partial
lgnd, rev centered with full lgnd; dark brown; minor roughness; detailed devices. Way above average.
(A Near VF brought $442, Noble 11/20.) Starting Bid $135
104 Porcius Festus, 59-62 AD, H-1351, Nero lgnd in wreath/ palm branch, VF, centered on sl
smallish flan, good 2-toned green patina, bold & nice.
(A VF brought $108 on $177 bid in my 7/12 sale.) Starting Bid $45
105 First Revolt, Shekel, Year 1, 66/67 AD, H-1354, Omer cup/3 pomegranates; VF, sl off-ctr,
full strong obv lgnd, few letters wk on rev; excellent metal with lt tone. Actually nrly as struck.
(A GVF brought $18,600, NAC 5/14.) Start Bid $3500
106 First Revolt, Prutah, H-1360, Year 2, Amphora/Vine leaf; overall F, smooth dark patina with
some earthen hilighting, rev off-ctr & partly wk. (A F-VF sold for $131, Noble 11/19.)
Starting Bid $10
107 Bar Kokhba, Ar Zuz, Grape bunch/2 trumpets, H-1431, AEF, overstruck on denarius, part of
lgnd visible above grapes; some weak striking at peripheries, devices strong, good metal quality
with virtually no wear, lt tone. (An EF, no better, brought $4113, Stack's 1/15.) Starting Bid $750
108 Judaea Capta, Titus, Caesarea Maritima, Æ21, H-1446, Bust r/Victory writing on shield;
Nice F-VF, brown patina, good surfaces, obv lgnd partly wk, bold portrait.
(A VF sold for $489, CNG 9/12.) Starting Bid $75
109 Judaea Capta, Domitian, Caesarea Maritima, H-1455, 24 mm, Bust l./Athena crowning
trophy l; F/F-VF, smooth dark patina with earthen hilights, obv sl off-ctr with partial lgnd, rev
centered & quite bold. (A GF-NVF brought $265, London Ancient Coins 7/13.) Starting Bid $50
110 Vespasian, Den., IVDAEA, Jewess mourning, trophy left, H-1479; Choice VF+, centered on sl
tight flan, tops of some lettering off, good metal with dark tone in recesses; great portrait detail.
(A GVF realized $6000, Triton 1/22.) Starting Bid $750
111 Titus, Sest, IVD CAP SC, Palm, Jewess std left on arms, Jewish captive stg r; H-1596a,
Uncertain mint in Thrace; F-VF, well centered, medium brown, lt porosity mainly on rev,
everything clear, nice strong portrait with detail. Ex Roma 3/15 as apparently unpublished variety,
VF, realized $2837. Starting Bid $1350
112 Legionary countermark "XF" (Legio X Fratensis) in indent on neck of bust r/Stg Tyche,
Æ21 coin of Dora, H-1614a; F/G, brown patina, fairly rough, portrait clear. C/mk quite clear.
(A similar piece sold for $450 Berk 11/20.) Starting Bid $15
113 Augustus? Ascalon, Æ15, Male head r/winged caduceus, A-C, RPC 4874, Rosenb.42;
F+/VF, hilighted dark green patina, sl off-ctr but bold features. Very Rare. Ex CNG 9/19 as VF,
realized $360; no other sale record found. Starting Bid $100
114 Nero, Decapolis, Gadara, Æ18, Bust r/crossed cornuco-piae, RPC 4823, VF/F-VF, obv sl
off-ctr, weak area at rev right edge, dark brown with orangy hilighting, excellent detailed portrait.
(A VF brought $253, CNG 2/15.) Starting Bid $60
115 Vespasian, Phoenicia, Dora, Æ22, Bust r/Tyche stg, RPC 2089; F/VG-F, dk brown patina,
earthen hilighting, ltly rough, strong portrait. (GVF brought $920, CNG 9/10.) Start Bid $20
116 Trajan, Caesarea Maritima, Æ30, Bust r/Tyche-Astarte in Temple; obv lgnd mostly
wk/gone, otherwise F-VF, dark green patina with some earthen hilighting; very sl roughness;
much portrait detail, rev fully clear. Ex Triskeles 9/16 as Choice VF, realized $266.
(A VF [I grade F+] brought $1150, CNG 5/02.) Starting Bid $100
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