ANCIENT & EARLY COINS
AUCTION 117 CLOSING 11 PM, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021
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GREEK COINS etc., listed alphabetically
1 ANTIOCH, Æ19, Zeus head r/Tyche std r, hldg branch, river god swimming below, ZK date =
5/4 BC; AVF/F, smooth dark patina with orangy hilighting, a tiny bit off-ctr. Rev lgnd includes
VAPOY for P. Quinctilius Varus, the famous general ambushed by Germans in the Teutoburg
forest. Which makes this a desirable coin.
(A VF, same variety, obv off-ctr, brought $330, CNG eAuc 2/19.) Starting Bid $50
2 APAMEIA, Æ21, 2nd-1st cent BC, Zeus head r/cultis statue of Artemis Anaitis, magistrate
KONON; S5121; AVF/F, centered, smooth dark patina with a little hilighting, good detail on
head. (Same variety, VF, realized $116 + buyer fee, Papillon 12/20.) Starting Bid $25
3 ARGOS, Hemidrachm, before 146 BC, Wolf forepart r/ Large A, harpa, magistrate
Agathakleos, S2797; VF, obv off-ctr losing front of face; rev nrly centered; good metal with
lt tone. (Same var., VF, brought $384, CNG eAuc 5/21.) Start Bid $40
4 ASPENDOS, Stater, 465-430 BC, Warrior adv rt with spear & shield/triskeles in incuse
square, S5381 (£750). VF, nrly centered on a thick narrow elongated flan; figure well struck but
parts off flan; rev practically complete. Good bright metal. This early type was never seen till
recent hoard. (A VF brought $1119, Roma 6/15.) Starting Bid $60
5 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Superb Mint State, excellent
lustrous metal, quite well 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.
(An EF brought $9200, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $1100
6 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; Choice EF, centered; quite well
struck in high relief; again the hair waves are very sharp, as is the owl detail. Good metal with
pleasant lt tone. With env from Spink priced at £1700.
(Compare a GVF bringing $4600, CNG 9/12.) Start Bid $850
7 ATHENS, Tet, 449-413 BC, Athena head r/owl stg r, S2526; EF, well centered & sharply struck
with, once more, the hair waves absolutely sharp; moderately deep grey tone; some minor metal
faults on rev. Starting Bid $550
8 ATHENS, Tet, 393-300 BC, Athena head r/Owl stg r; S2537; AF, centered & crowded on a
thick narrow flan; obv profile sl crowded; touches of porosity; toned.
(A F with banker mk on cheek brought $154, FSR 5/89.) Start Bid $45
9 BAKTRIA, Eukratides I, 171-135 BC, Tet., Dynastic pedigree issue, Helmeted bust r/
Conjoined busts of Heliokles & Laodike r; S7572 (£2500), Bop.13A; AEF, centered, well struck in
high relief, slight signs of porosity & smoothing mainly in rev rt field; ltly toned.
An important coin that separates the men from the boys.
(A GVF with lt pitting & smoothing brought $4800, CNG 5/19.) Starting Bid $2000
10 BAKTRIA Eukratides I, 171-135 BC, Obol, Helmeted head r/caps of the Dioscuri with
palm branches, S7578; AEF, centered, minor porosity, small edge chip glued back.
Good detail on head. (A VF sold for $885, Gorny 3/11.) Starting bid $75
11 BAKTRIA, Hermaios, 40-1 BC, Ar Drachm, bust r/Zeus std l, betw monograms, Bop.15C,91;
EF, well centered & struck, lgnds complete tho tops crowded, sharp portrait of good style.
Excellent metal. Quite unusual quality for this. (A VF/EF realized $206, Emp. Hamburg 11/12.)
Starting bid $75
12 BIRYTIS, Æ11, c. 300 BC, Kabeiros head l./BI-PY around club in wreath, S4056;
EF, nrly centered, dark brown patina, only minor traces of roughness, good strong detail.
(An EF sold for $575, NY Sale 1/09.) Starting bid $60
13 BYBLOS, Dishekel, Ainel, c.350-315 BC, 3 hoplites on galley, hippocamp below/Lion eating
bull; rare variety with 3 Ankhs on rev; VF, obv sl off-ctr on unround flan, some striking wkness,
notably on lion's torso; good metal with lt tone.
(A VF of the type brought $3245, Hess-Divo 9/15.) Start Bid $195
14 CAPPADOCIA, Ariarathes IX, 101-87 BC, Drachm, Bust r/ Athena stg l, 2 monograms,
Year Gamma below; AEF, centered, well struck, good bright metal. Fine style portrait with strong
detail. (A GVF sold for $368, CNG 9/06.) Starting bid $90
15 CARTHAGE, Æ16, 3rd cent BC, Tanit head l./Horse stg r, palm behind; VF,. nrly centered,
head & horse complete, medium brown patina, a pleasant bold example. "Carthaginian coins
always have a bizarre romance," I wrote in my February auction, and it was proven with the
Choice VF+/VF of this type selling for $311 on a $340 bid after intense competition.
(And a GVF reached $472, Gemini 1/11.) Starting Bid $65
16 CARTHAGE, Ar Quarter Shekel, 220-210 BC, Tanit head l./horse stg r, S6499; AEF, centered
on a sl unround flan, short at top, but head & horse just about complete, unlike the typical
example. Decent bright metal. (A Ch. AEF brought $604 on $655 bid in my 10/08 sale;
GVF $1200, Triton 1/18.) Starting bid $220
17 CARTHAGE, Æ20, 3rd cent BC, Tanit head l./horse head r, Punic letter; VF, very irregular flan,
obv off-ctr but both heads strong & complete, darkish brown patina, strong features.
(Compare a F+ bringing $101 on $110 bid in my 5/98 sale; and F+ sold for $306, iNumis 3/11.)
Starting bid $55
18 CELTIC, Gaul, Leuci, 17 mm cast Potin, 1st cent BC, Diademed head l./boar l., 2 arches below,
D&T 227; VF, centered, brown patina, sl roughness but very clear features.
(A GVF, same var, brought $104, Triskeles 4/18) Starting Bid $25
19 CILICIA, Uncertain satrap, 4th cent BC, Obol, Athena hd r/ Baaltars std r, w/eagle & scepter,
SNG Lev 244; VF-EF, obv centered, rev nrly so, sm flan crack on rev, very lt porosity, quite strong
detail. (A GVF brought $336, CNG eAuc 9/14.) Starting bid $40
20 DIONYSOPOLIS (Phrygia), Æ17, 2nd-1st cent BC, Dionysos head r/2-line lgnd in wreath
with grape clusters; Nice F-VF, centered, brown patina, interesting archaic style; note grape
clusters upside down. Rare! (A slight variant, same style, VF, brought $90, Naumann 11/19.)
Starting bid $20
21 DYRRHACHIUM, Drachm, 229-100 BC, Cow & calf rt, grape cluster below,
magistrate HPODOTOS/Double stellate pattern, lgnd around, as S1901; Choice VF-EF, broad flan,
obv well centered, rev nrly so & complete; good metal with lt tone; well struck with bold features.
So far above average for these, I paid an extravagant price. You should too. Rare variety, no sale
record found for this magistrate. (A GVF of the type brought $401, Obolos 2/21.)
Starting bid $120
22 EGYPT, PHARAOH NEKTANEBO II, 361-343 BC, Æ14, Leaping ram/scales; AVF, obv centered,
rev a touch off-ctr; olive green patina with sl orangy hilighting. The only coin attributed to
Pharaonic Egypt (apart from a very rare gold coin) — tho some evidence suggests a more prosaic
Syrian attribution. Take your pick. (A VF sold for $5423, Gorny 3/07.) Starting bid $110
23 EGYPT, Ptolemy I, 305-283 BC, Tet, bust r/Eagle l., at left Sigma-I (=Sidon), Sv.713;
VF/F+, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, a bunch of banker punchmks on rev; decent bright
metal. (Same variety, porous VF, brought $354, CNG eAuc 11/16.) Starting Bid $100
24 EGYPT, Ptolemy III, 246-222 BC, Æ35, Zeus Ammon head r/Eagle stg l, XP monogram betw
legs; F-VF/F, centered, pale olive-tan patina, somewhat dull grainy surfaces. Much detail on
head. (Same, variety, F+, sl porous, brought $119 on $251 bid in my 1/11 sale.) Starting Bid $45
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25 EGYPT, Ptolemy III, Æ46, Zeus Ammon hd r/Eagle stg l, head r, E betw legs; AVF/F, centered,
light brown, touch of porosity on obv, more on rev; nice detailed head. Massive coin, barely fits in
envelope. Or, put it in a sock and it would be a lethal weapon.
(Surely nicer than a Fine bringing $1534, CNG eAuc 3/21.) Starting bid $125
26 EGYPT, Ptolemy VI, 180-146 BC, Æ23, Zeus head r/Eagle stg l, lotus in field, EYL betw
legs = Eulaios, regent; Choice VF+/VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, dark greenish patina with
strong orangy hilighting, great detailed Zeus head, bold & attractive. Scarce & unusual issue.
(A GVF with c/mk brought $299, CNG eAuc 4/15.) Starting bid $100
27 EGYPT, Cleopatra VII, 51-30 BC, Æ12, of Paphos, her head r/cornucopiae, F-VF/F, a tiny bit
off-ctr, dark brown patina, head quite clear with detail.
(A F-VF/AF brought $561 in my 12/20 sale.) Starting Bid $100
28 ELAIA, Diobol, 4th-3rd cent BC, Athena head l/ELAI around wreath in incuse square,
S4196 (£200); AEF/VF, obv a touch off-ctr but head complete with full helmet crest & good detail;
rev a bit crude. (An EF/VF brought $797, Peus 5/08; GVF $375, Davisson 11/20.) Starting bid $100
29 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires III & Queen Anzaze, c. 82-80 BC, Ar Tet, Conjoined busts left,
anchor behind/Zeus std l., lgnd around, S6171 (£1250); EF, centered, good metal with some
non-obvious smoothing in fields, dark tone in recesses accentuates features. Excellent
detailed portraits. Rev only sl crude, less so than usual. Rare.
(A GVF with lt porosity & wk rev strike brought $4,700, Triton 1/14.) Starting Bid $750
30 ELYMAIS, Kamnaskires V, 54-33 BC, Ar Tet, Bearded bust l., anchor at rt with star above/
lgnd & bearded bust l, GIC 5884 (£250), AEF/VF, obv well centered with strong portrait detail,
rev sl off-ctr & rather crude as always for this; pale silvery grey-brown tone.
(A Nice VF brought $1725, Triton 1/04.) Starting bid $160
31 ELYMAIS, Orodes I, Æ Drachm, GIC-5892, bust l., anchor/ Artemis bust r, AEF/F, centered,
strongly 2-toned brown & green patina, shartp portrait detail.
(A Nice VF brought $67 on $100 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Starting bid $15
32 ELYMAIS, Orodes II, Æ Drachm, GIC-5905, Facg bust/ dashes, Nice VF, centered,
highlighted green patina. (A VF brought $33 on $39 bid in my 2/09 sale.) Start Bid $15
33 EPHESOS, Tetartemorion, c.500-420 BC, Bee/stellate pattern in incuse square; VF, well
centered & clear, ex-CNG as GVF, sl porous (eAuction 4/12). Rare with this rev.
(Another VF, granular, brought $472, CNG eAuc 6/21.) Starting Bid $50
34 GYRTON, Æ16, c.400-350 BC, Youthful hd of Gyrton rt with horse head/Hd of Nymph
Gyrtona rt, lgnd, S2086; Nice strong F, well centered, medium brown patina. Scarce.
(A GVF realized $1446, Nomos 5/11.) Starting Bid $25
35 HIMYARITES, (Arabia), Shamnar Yehun'im, 1st century AD, Ar Quinarius, Male head r,
monogram behind, dotted circle/Male head r, monogram in front; cup-shaped; sim GIC-5722;
Choice EF, large flan, obv somewhat off-ctr but features complete, rev well centered; both sides
quite well struck with sharp portrait details, unusual thus. Good metal with lt tone.
And a rarer issue too. Starting Bid $135
36 HISTIAIA, Tetrobol, c.300-100 BC, Maenad hd r, "flaming" hair with grape bunches/Nymph
std on galley r; distinctive style of BCD Euboia 402; HGC 4, 1525. Choice EF, centered on
egg-shaped flan, sharply struck, good metal. Exceptional quality for this scarce variant on the
common Histiaia tetrobols, best I've seen. (A Near EF brought $242, Solidus 11/20.)
Start Bid $100
37 JUDAEA, Judah Aristobulus I, 104 BC, Æ Prutah, Double cornucopiae/Hebrew lgnd in
wreath, Hen.1143, AJC Ia6 (Alexander Jannaeus); AVF, centered, brown patina with a little
green, typically crude & a trifle rough, but much of Hebrew lgnd clear.
(A VF brought $318, Kunker 10/20.) Start Bid $20
38 JUDAEA, Coponius, Procurator under Augustus, AD 6-9, Prutah, Barley ear/Palm, Hend.1328;
VF, rev sl off-ctr on unround flan, dark patina with some earthen hilighting. Devices sharp.
(A VF brought $368, CNG eAuc 9/15.) Starting Bid $135
39 JUDAEA, Pontius Pilate (the exercise impresario), Æ Prutah, 3 bound barley grains/
ladle, Hen.1341; F-VF, sl off-ctr & a little crude, but devices quite clear & much of lgnds present;
dark patina with earthen hilighting.
(An F/VF brought $380, Kunker 9/06; NVF $442, Noble 11/20.) Start Bid $90
40 KASOLABA (Caria), Hemiobol, 410-390 BC, Youthful male head r/ram head r;
F+/AF, sl off-ctr, good clear obv head. Rare location, not in Sear.
(A rough VF brought $179, CNG eAuct 8/11.) Starting Bid $25
41 KAULONIA, Stater, c.500-480 BC, 24+ mm, Apollo adv r, stag rt/Apollo & stag left, incuse;
SNG ANS 159; as S252 (£2500); Choice VF, excellent metal with lt tone, quite bold features,
problem-free. (A VF realized $3312, Kunker 3/19.) Starting Bid $1000
42 KEBREN, Æ10, 387-310 BC, Apollo hd r/ Ram's head r, K below; EF, centered,
dark brown patina, sl surface imperfections in fields; both heads have excellent detail.
Ex Pozzi collection, via Leu 1981. Great quality for this tiny bronze. Starting Bid $95
43 KRANNON, Obol, 462-460 BC, Hero Thessalos wrestling bull's head facing/horse head l,
in incuse square; VF, centered, minimally grainy but bright metal, good strong features. Rare.
(Same variety, VF, slightly rough, sold for $2,102, Nomos 5/11. Another VF, "irregular flan"
(looks chipped), $1495, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $100
44 LARISSA, Diobol (or Hemidrachm, 14 mm, 2.16 g), 4th cent BC, Nymph head facg sl left/
horse rt, head down, lgnd above & below; Choice VF/VF-EF, well centered & struck, surfaces
only vaguely grainy, lt tone; nice strong face in pleasing style. Quite nice for this.
(A VF (as Hemidrachm, 14 mm, 2.23 g.) brought $431, Triton 1/12.) Starting Bid $95
45 LESBOS, billon Diobol or 1/10 Stater, 1.34 gms, c.500-450 BC, 2 boar hds face-to-face/
incuse square, S3488 (£140); VF, perfectly centered & well struck, original dark patina with
hilighting, quite bold & nice for this. Lesbos is where Lesbos come from.
(A F-VF brought $216 in my 12/91 sale.) Starting Bid $85
46 MACEDON, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, Drachm, Herakles hd r/Zeus std l, Y under
throne; F-VF, well centered & struck, good metal, except for remains of a pin mount on Zeus's
chest. By style looks like an issue of Antigonos Monophthalmos, but I couldn't find in
references. Rare?? Starting Bid $20
47 MACEDON, Philip V, 221-179 BC, Æ17, Shield with swirly star in center/Club; F/F+, obv sl
off-ctr, central device weak but clear; dark patina. Rare.
(A VF, "some surface roughness," actually looking virtually identical brought $90, VAuctions 4/10.)
Starting Bid $20
48 MACEDON, Autonomous, 187-168 BC, Tetrobol, MAKE around club in center of shield/
Helmet, 3 monograms & thunderbolt, as S1387; Choice EF, obv a teeny bit off-ctr, quite sharply
struck, good metal with lt tone. (An EF realized $884, Roma 9/17.) Starting Bid $135
49 MASIKYTES, Lycian League Hemidrachm, c. 48-20 BC, Apollo head r/Lyre, M-A below,
in incuse square; Nice EF, centered, good strike with only a hint of crudeness, bold sharp hair
detail. Decent metal with lt tone. (Same variety, EF brought $708, CNG eAuc 5/21.)
Starting Bid $140
50 MESEMBRIA, Æ21, c. 250-175 BC, Female head r/Athena adv l, lgnd, as S1677;
EF/VF, nrly centered, vivid green patina, sl roughness on rev but glossy surfaces, head
exceptionally sharp. (A VF (weak strike) realized $404, Hirsch 5/19. I don't cite such prices
as necessarily typical. This one seems crazy. But obviously somebody thought the coin was
worth that much.) Starting Bid $90
51 METAPONTUM, Archaic Nomos or Stater, c. 470-440 BC, thick 19 mm flan, Barley grain,
ethnic divided betw rt & left, ram's head at lower left/barley grain incuse, Noe 227; VF, obv bold
& nice, rev sl off-ctr with dark patch at left.
(Similar with ram's head, VF, brought $2263, Kunker 9/04.) Start Bid $300
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52 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion forepart, head l./ star pattern in square, S3532 (£65);
EF, nrly centered with obv lion head complete except for just the tip of snout & jaw; shartp
detail; good metal with lt tone. This is the earliest coin you can get without mortgaging
your grandmother. (An AEF brought $301 on $340 bid in my 1/19 sale.) Starting Bid $70
53 MILETOS, 1/12 Stater, 6th cent BC, Lion forepart, head rt (scarcer)/ star pattern in square,
S3533 (£75); AVF, centered, very sl grainy, tiny edge irregularity or chip; clear features.
(A VF brought $277, Noble 3/21.) Starting Bid $25
54 NABATAEA, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, Æ18, Conjoined heads of Aretas & Queen
Shaqilath r/Crossed cornucopiae, Aramaic lgnd, GIC-5699; AEF, obv centered, rev a hair off-ctr;
smooth dark patina with strong earthen hilighting; excellent detailed portraits. Very nice.
Aretas was supposedly one of the 3 wise guys bringing bling to baby Jesus.
(A GVF realized $551, M&M 5/11; VF $145 on $200 bid in my 9/09 sale.) Starting Bid $90
55 NABATAEA, Ar Drachm, Aretas IV, 9 BC - 40 AD, His head r/Conjoined heads of
Aretas & Shaqilath r, GIC-5695; F, well centered on narrow flan, a good deal of lgnds present,
clear portraits, bright silver.
(A Fine, looking just about the same or worse, brought $254, Rauch 9/17.) Starting Bid $70
56 NEAPOLIS (Macedon), Hemidrachm, 424-350 BC, Facing Gorgoneion/nymph head r, lgnd at
rt, S1417; Choice EF, centered & well struck with strong detail, a bold gorgeous Gorgon;
good metal with lt tone; fine style. (An EF brought $2990, Nomos 5/12.) Starting Bid $250
57 PANORMOS, Æ21 (As), Janus head/"A" monogram in wreath, late 2nd cent BC; F+/VF,
centered on a sl ragged flan, obv somewhat crude, rev bold; darkish brown patina with some
earthen hilighting. RARE. (A Near VF, rough surfaces, brought $160, Bertolami 3/19.)
Starting Bid $50
58 PANTIKAPION, Stater, COPY, of the gold coin, Pan head/Griffin, in silver, struck,
beautiful workmanship, EF, toned, minor edge crack. Starting Bid $15
59 PARTHIA, Phriapatios, 185-170 BC, Æ19, Sellwood 8.2, Head l., in bashliq/Horse rt;
VF, nrly centered on large flan, darkish brown patina, somewhat grainy, excellent portrait detail.
(A Ch. VF realized $870, NY Sale 1/16; VF $462, Kunker 10/20.) Starting Bid $100
60 PARTHIA, Mithradates I, c. 171-138 BC, Tetradrachm, Sellw.13.5, Bearded bust r/Naked
Herakles stg l, DOP in exergue; VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete, minor smoothing
in fields with traces of porosity remaining, but a pleasant coin with bold details. Very rare, much
more so than Sellw 13.2.
(Compare a 13.2, GVF with minor porosity, bringing $4113, CNG 5/13.) Starting Bid $1500
61 PARTHIA, Mithradates II, 123-88 BC, Drachm, Bust left in tiara/Archer std r, Sellw.28.1;
Mint State, centered & quite sharply struck, with a really superb portrait. Bright lustrous metal
with hint of tone. (A Near EF brought $702, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $150
62 PARTHIA, Drachm, Sellw 30.14 as "Unknown King," lately unmasked as Arsakes XVI,
78-61 BC; Choice EF, well centered & struck, unusually good portrait detail, moderately deep
toning. (An AEF realized $265, Gorny 10/07.) Start Bid $125
63 PARTHIA, Orodes I, 90-80 BC, Drachm, Sellw 31.5, Choice EF, obv perfectly centered, rev nrly
so; well struck, with needle sharp portrait detail. Good metal with lt tone.
(An AEF brought $936 in the 1/15 "Collectors Gone Wild" NY Sale.) Starting Bid $150
64 PARTHIA, Sinatrukes, or Orodes I, Æ15 (Dichalkon), Sellw.34.9, Bust left in tiara with lis,
anchor behind/Pegasos rt; F-VF, well centered, brown patina, moderately rough mainly on obv,
but details reasonably clear. Rare Sellwood type. (An AVF brought $155, Agora 1/16.)
Starting Bid $20
65 PARTHIA, Phraataces & Musa, 2 BC - 4 AD, Drachm, Sellw. 58.11, His bust l., betw Nikes/
Musa bust l, lgnd in front, Susa mint. VF+, centered, sl base silver as expected for this, but
good surfaces for such, dark tarnish in obv recesses; both portraits well detailed. Much rarer from
this provincial mint than the usual Phraataces & Musa type, which of course is one of the key
rarities in the Parthian series.
(A "GVF for issue", debased silver, sold for $1502, Baldwin's 9/14, the only example on acsearch.)
Starting Bid $500
66 PARTHIA, Gotarzes II, 40-51 AD, Drachm, Sel.65.33 (no royal wart but identifiable by legend);
EF, usual low obv centering, both sides sharply struck; sl touches of roughness on obv, with a
darkish tone. (A GVF brought $702, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $35
67 PARTHIA, Artabanus IV, now bumped up to Artabanus V, c.80-90 AD, Æ10 Chalkos,
Sellw.74.9; Bust l./Tyche stg r, hldg palm; F, obv off-ctr to rt, portrait reasonably clear. Dark
brown. Rare! Ex Simonetta collection; ex-Bertolami as GF-NVF.
(A Near VF brought $122, Roma 2/21.) Starting Bid $15
68 PARTHIA, Vologases III (now he wants to be called Pakoros I, with the pronoun "they"),
105-147 AD, Drachm, Sel. 78.3, EF, virtually mint state, good centering for this, but flan ragged
at lower rt obv. Good lustery metal; ultra sharp portrait.
(An EF brought $320, Hess-Divo 10/08.) Starting Bid $65
69 PARTHIA, Vologases III (or Pakoros I), Drachm, Sellw. 78.4, Choice Virtually Mint State,
obv centered sl low as usual, rev nrly centered; sharp strike; superb portrait; unusual dramatic
reddish toning. (An EF realized $253, Triton 1/10.) Starting Bid $70
70 PARTHIA, Mithradates V (formerly IV), usurper, 140 AD, Drachm, Sellw. 82.1, Choice EF,
usual low obv centering, quite sharply struck, excellent metal with deep toning. Rare type
with 2 diadem ties & also top lgnd line in Parthian script.
(A GVF brought $410, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $100
71 PARTHIA, Vologases IV, c.147-191 AD, Tet, Sellw.84.47 Bust l., B behind/Tyche giving
wreath to ruler; AVF/F, centered on smallish flan, base silver color, minor porosity traces.
Portrait quite decent. (An AVF of the type brought $585, NY Sale 1/15.) Starting Bid $35
72 PARTHIA, Osroes II, c. 190 AD, Drachm, Sel.85.1, EF, well centered & struck with rev not as
crude as usual; minor surface disturbance in obv field; deeply toned. Very sharp portrait.
(A GF-VF realized $238, Bertolami 3/18.) Starting Bid $55
73 PARTHIA, Vologases VI, Sel.88.26var, Æ12, Bust l./Tyche rt, hldg palm; AVF/F, centered,
dark greenish patina with earthen hilighting, good strong portrait. Ex Pars Coins as Ch. VF.
Rare, no sale record found. Starting Bid $22
74 PERSIS, Artashir (or Artaxerxes) II, 1st cent BC, Obol, Bust l./king stg left at altar, S6215,
Alr.578; EF/VF, nrly centered, some crudeness in obv left field but portrait clear & sharp;
rev pretty good for these. Dark tone in recesses. (A GVF brought $134, CNG eAuc 6/12.)
Starting Bid $45
75 PHASELIS, Æ17+, 2nd-1st cent BC, Nike on prow r/ Athena stg r betw Phi & E, as S5343;
Choice VF, nrly centered, two-toned green patina, nice bold appearance.
(Same var (Æ20), VF, brought $532, CNG eAuc 1/09.) Starting bid $50
76 PHOKAIA, Diobol, 521-478 BC, Archaic nymph head l./ rough incuse square; F+, centered,
high relief, darkly toned, good clear head. (A VF brought $310, Davisson 10/11.) Starting Bid $25
77 RHODES, Hemidrachm, c.125-88 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/Rose, DAMAS above, butterfly
at lower left, all in incuse square, as S5065; EF, a little off-ctr, head complete, sharp features.
Good bright silver. (An EF of the type brought $301 on $450 bid in my 5/10 sale.)
Starting bid $110
78 RHODES, Hemidrachm, c.125-88 BC, Helios hd facg sl rt/Rose, ATHANODOROS above,
caduceus at lower left, all in incuse square, as S5065; VF, obv centered, good strong face;
rev off-ctr; good metal, deeply toned. (Same var., VF, brought $164, CNG eAuc 6/08.)
Starting bid $50
79 SARDEIS, Æ15, 2nd-1st cent BC, Apollo head r, monogram behind/club & lgnd in wreath,
S4736; F+/VF, obv centered, rev somewhat off-ctr, dark olive green patina.
(A VF brought $67, Naumann 11/20.) Starting bid $15
80 SMYRNA, Æ21, c. 105-95 BC, Apollo head r/Homer std l magistrate APATOYPIOS;
Choice AEF/VF+, obv nrly centered, rev sl off-ctr but complete; glossy smooth dark green patina.
Well detailed obv head & figure of the poet Homer.
(Same variety, GVF brought $274, Naumann 12/20.) Starting Bid $110
81 SPAIN, CASTULO, Æ24, Male head r, VOC STF CN/Bull stg r, CN FVL CNF; F-VF,
sl off-ctr, somewhat two-toned green patina, sl roughness, most of lgnds visible. Scarce.
(An F/VF [large obv flaw] sold for $115, Teutob. 2/15.) Start Bid $35
82 STRATONIKAIA, (Caria), Hemidrachm, c.88-85 BC, Hekate hd r/Nike adv r,
magistrate ARISTEAS, in incuse square; VF/VF+, obv nrly centered, rev centered low
but complete; sl obv crudeness; decent metal, hint of smoothing.
(Same var., VF with lt scrs, brought $224, CNG eAuc 2/21, the only example on acsearch.)
Starting Bid $60
83 SYRACUSE, Æ19, c.405-400 BC, Arethusa hd l, signature EY on headband, barley ear behind/
4-spoke wheel, dolphins in lower quarters, as S1186; AEF, centered on a large flan, dark
greenish patina, possibly sl smoothing; very nice with sharp detail. The signature of Eukleidas
clear. Rare. (Far nicer than a VF, same signature, bringing $1150, CNG 5/08.) Starting bid $250
84 SYRACUSE, Timoleon, 344-336 BC, Æ24+, Zeus head r/thunderbolt, Eagle right, S1192;
AEF/VF, obv well centered, rev a touch off-ctr; brown patina; some smoothing with touches
of roughness remaining, mainly on rev; obv details may have been strengthened.
(A GVF realized $622, Gorny 11/10.) Starting Bid $65
85 SYRIA, Alexander II, 128-122 BC, Æ21, His hd r in lion skin/Nike adv l, S7128; F-VF/AF,
smooth dark patina with orangy hilighting; strong portrait. (A GVF realized $403, CNG 9/09.)
Starting Bid $15
86 SYRIA, Under the bloody Romans, Aulus Gabinius in name of Philip Philadelphus, 57-55 BC,
Tet., Phil's head r/Zeus std l, XAB monogram, Pr.1; Choice EF, obv a bit off-ctr, head complete,
rev well centered; strong strike, good bright silver; nice coin.
(A VF+ brought $585, CGB 2/13.) Starting Bid $200
87 TERMESSOS Major, Æ27, Pseudo-autonomous, 3rd cent AD, Zeus head r, Theta below/
Tyche stg l; EF, well centered, brown patina, sl rough mainly on rev; sharp detailed head. Rare.
(A Near EF brought $389, Helios 1/08.) Start Bid $100
88 THASOS, Trihemiobol, c.411-350 BC, Satyr hldg kantharos/amphora, S1755; VF, centered,
well struck, decent metal with darkish tone; small squiggly edge irregularity. What's the
difference between a kantharos and an amphora? A Kantharos can but an amphora can't.
(A Ch. VF brought $885, NY Sale 1/18.) Starting Bid $60
89 THASOS, Tet., Dionysos hd r/Herakles stg l, Celtic imitation, obv style near the originals,
rev pretty primitive. VF, somewhat bendy & rev convex, but good metal with old toning.
(A GVF, same obv die, brought $266, Leu 6/18.) Starting Bid $120
90 THOURIOI, Stater, c.350-300 BC, Athena head r, Skylla on helmet/Bull butting r, Nike above;
VF, nrly centered & complete on a broad flan, mild roughness, ltly toned. Rare type with Nike.
Ex my Sale 115 where it brought $275 on $400 bid, but was unpaid.
(A VF, same dies, brought $495, Roma 3/15.) Starting bid $140
91 THRACE, Lysimachos, Drachm (large 20+ mm), Head r with horn/Athena std l; COPY, struck
in silver, superb quality workmanship, Unc, nicely toned beauty. Starting bid $20
92 As, Janus head/Prow, VARO above , 169-158 BC, Cr. 185/1, Syd.364; F-VF, sl off-ctr on flan
with a straight-clip-like edge irregularity, slate green patina, lt porosity, sl crudeness,
obv heads reasonably clear. Rare. (A GF-NVF realized $203, Bertolami 10/18.) Starting Bid $70
93 As, Janus head, Prow, Gryphon above, 169-158 BC, Cr. 182/2; AVF, crudely made on ragged
flan, uneven olive green patina with some roughness, but strong detail on Janus. Rare!
(A Fine brought $189, CNG eAuc 5/16; VF $468, NAC 10/11.) Starting bid $80
94 Victoriatus, Anonymous, from 211 BC, Cr.53/1, Sy.83, Jupiter head r/Victory & trophy;
VF, nrly centered, nice strike for this, good metal.
(A VF with faults went for $291, CNG eAuc 11/11.) Starting bid $85
95 Den., Cr.57/2, Sy.219, Roma head r/Dioscuri rt, crescent above; F/AF, centered, good metal
with just wear, bold features. (Compare an EF bringing $2776, Roma 12/19. Mine should be worth at least half, no? ;-) Starting bid $30
96 C. Renius, Den, 138 BC, Cr.231/1, Sy.432; Roma head r/Juno Caprotina in biga of goats r;
EF, nrly centered on usual small flan, Juno's head crowded but otherwise complete; some tiny die
flaws on face; good metal with iridescent tone & luster peeking through on rev. Quite good for this.
Ex European auction as SPL. (A VF+ brought $460, CGB 2/12; EF $1016, NAC 5/18.)
Starting bid $180
97 Q. Fabius Labeo, Den., Cr.273/1, Sy.532, Roma head r/ Jupiter in quadriga r, prow below;
VF, obv nrly centered, rev well centered, good metal with old collection tone.
(A VF brought $207, CNG eAuc 3/12.) Starting bid $100
98 M. Papirius Carbo, Den, Cr. 276/1, Sy.423; Roma head r/ Jupiter in quadriga r; F+, well
centered & struck for this, trace of field smoothing under moderate tone.
(A F/AF brought $56 on $70 bid in my 10/08 sale.) Starting bid $40
99 Mn. Aemilius Lepidus, Den, Cr.291/1, Sy.554, Roma head r/Equestrian statue on arch;
AEF/VF, centered, well struck, many tiny little pock marks, ltly toned.
(Compare a GVF with porosity bringing $3023, CNG eAuc 10/08.) Starting bid $95
100 L. Calpurnius Piso, Q. Servilius Caepio, Den., Cr.300/1b, Sy.603a; Saturn head r/2 figures
on chairs; VF, obv well centered, rev sl off-ctr, good metal with lt tone.
(A GVF brought $253, CNG 9/03.) Starting bid $95
101 T. Cloulius (known to history as "Cloulius the Clueless"), Quin., Cr.332/1a, Sy.586,
Jupiter hd r/Victory & trophy with captive; VF/F-VF, centered, insignificant surface quibbles,
well toned. (A GF brought $123, Bertolami 7/17.) Starting bid $60
102 D. Junius Silanus, 91 BC, Den., Cr.337/3, Sy.646, Roma head r/Victory in biga r; EF, nrly
centered, better struck than usual for this with only a hint of crudeness; excellent metal with
lt tone. Ex Naville as EF. (An EF sold for $1440, CNG 9/18.) Starting bid $200
103 L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC, Den, Cr.340/1, Sy.661; Apollo head, number left/
horseman r, number above, RA monogram below; EF, obv sl off-ctr on broad flan,
rev centered, somewhat crudely struck BUT head & horseman sharply detailed.
Decent fresh metal. (Same, Sy.661, EF, brought $945, Gorny 3/16.) Starting bid $135
104 L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 BC, Den, Cr.340/1, Sy.660; Apollo head, XXII left/horseman r,
XXVIIII above, RA monogram below; VF, minimally off-ctr, minor crudeness, decent metal with
lt tone. (Sy.660, VF, "somewhat rough," brought $186, Leu 5/21.) Starting bid $85
105 Anonymous, Den, Cr.350A/2, Sy.523, Vejovis head r/ Jupiter in quadriga r, F, rev a little
off-ctr, sl crudeness, good metal with lt tone. (A GF brought $89, Noble 7/14.) Start bid $35
106 C. Norbanus, 83 BC, Den, Cr.357/1b, Sy.739, Venus head r/Fasces betw corn ear &
caduceus; F+/AVF, obv well centered, rev nrly so, excellent metal, lt tone, almost unnoticeable
banker mark at top of head. Nice for grade. (A VF sold for $450, Berk 3/09.) Starting bid $55
107 Cn. Cornelius Lentulus, Den, Cr.393/1b, Sy.752a, Genius head r/Globe betw scepter &
rudder; VF-EF/VF, sl off-ctr, insignificant graffiti below chin, contrasty tone. Strong detail on head.
(A GVF brought $415, Kunker 3/09.) Start Bid $110
108 L. Roscius Fabatus, 64 BC, Den, Cr.412/1, Sy.915, Juno Sospita hd r/Female & snake;
serrate issue; VF, centered (tho rev head partly off), decent metal.
(A VF brought $465, Lanz 5/08; GVF $1029, NAC 5/16.) Starting bid $95
IMPERATORIAL.Julius Caesar, Den, CAESAR, Elephant trampling snake/Sacrificial
implements; EF/VF+, nrly centered on a broad flan with almost complete beaded borders, obv
sharply struck, rev with just a bit of strike wkness hence my split grading; excellent fault-free
metal. (An EF/GVF realized $2427, Kunker 3/18.) Starting Bid $750
110 MARK ANTONY, Legionary Den., Galley/Eagle betw standards, LEG X; fourree,
F-VF, well centered, everything clear, but patchy spots of dark crustiness.
(A F (not fourree, brought $190, Downie 2/04.) Starting bid $30
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