This sale is now closed. Please see our list of prices realized.
Closing Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:00 PM Mountain Time
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CONTENTSINTRODUCTION Terms of Sale
Photos Are Back
Bidding in Our Mailbid Sale
No Buyer's Fee
Lot Viewing Schedule
Highlights of Auction 39D
PART ONE: WORLD WIDE MATERIAL World Gold Coins (1-23)
Numismatic Literature (24-45)
Ancient Jewish Coins (46-180)
City Coins of the Holy Land (141-175)
Ancient Greek Coins (181-218)
Greek Imperial/Roman Colonial Coins (219-228)
Ancient Roman Coins (229-320)
Other Ancients (321-331)
World Coins, Medals and Tokens (332-518)
World Paper Money (519-697)
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL Medallic Judaica & Holy Land Material (698-812)
Paper Judaica and Holy Land Material (813-851)
Holocaust Memorabilia (852-869)
TERMS OF SALE (back to top)
1. All bids are per lot as numbered in this catalog.
2. All bids are strictly cash (cash, check, money order, bank draft, bank wire or approved credit card) in U.S. dollars. See Term #10 for credit cards terms. All checks must be written in US dollars on a US Bank. We no longer accept payment via Paypal. Bidders are responsible for any and all bank charges for bank wires etc.
3. Mailbids sales are not approval sales. The bidder must assume responsibility to pay for all lots bid on. Lots may be returned for reason of authenticity or improper description only within 3 days of receipt. Lots examined prior to the sale may not be returned for any reason except authenticity. Late payers forfeit any return privileges.
4. All materials are guaranteed genuine, unless noted otherwise.
5. Bid sheets must be signed.
6. We reserve the right to reject any bid.
7. Title does not pass until lots are paid for in full.
8. Postage, insurance & handling are extra. A minimum of $5 per shipment will be charged.
9. In some cases we may have duplicate lots of identical description and these may be substituted to under bidders.
10. Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted for payment. However an additional 3% is charged for use of said card in mailbid sales. Please note that we must be able to confirm your billing address if you use a credit card. For those of you overseas this may be difficult so we ask that you include a numismatic reference.
11. Digital photos, scans, black & white or color copies are available for most single lots in the sale. Photos, scans and black and white copies are $1 per item, while color copies are $2 per side. Payable in advance, please. In most cases digital images sent via email are free. Please do not wait until the last week to ask us for these.
12. All lots with 6 or more items are sold as is and are not returnable.
13. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt of invoices, unless arrangements are made prior to the closing of the sale. Late payers forfeit any rights of return. All invoices over 30 days overdue are subject to an interest charge of 1 1/2% per month.
14. There is a $25 charge for bad checks.
15. In case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will win the lot.
16. Phone, fax, mail and email bids are accepted, however phone bids, should be confirmed in writing. All email bids will be confirmed by a return email.
17. Estimates are just that, estimates. Lots may and do, sell for above and below estimate. Please bid what the lot is worth to you. High bids will be reduced to 5 to 10% over the 2nd high bid.
18. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding, please check your bid sheet carefully.
19. There are no buyer’s fees in our sales.
20. All overseas packages will be shipped via registered or express mail at buyer’s risk.
21. Bidders not known to us must provide us with satisfactory credit references or pay a 25% deposit.
22. Prices realized will be published after the sale and will be mailed to all consignors, subscribers and competitive bidders. Others may receive a copy for $5.
23. Slabbed (Encapsulated) coins graded and certified by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS may not be returned for grading reasons.
24. The minimum acceptable bid on any lot is at least 60% of the estimate. In some cases a reserve may be higher than that, but it will never be higher than the estimate. We have made every effort to make the estimates realistic and conservative. In addition no bids on coins and medals of precious metal lots will be accepted that are below the melt value of the item. For our auction purposes we are defining precious metals as being of silver, gold, platinum or palladium. The price of gold as we write this is almost $900 per troy ounce and silver is $12.50. As you are well aware the markets are in a state of turmoil and these prices will probably be different when you read this and then again different when the sale closes.
If viewing the catalog online is sufficient for you, please let us know so that we can cut down on the number of catalogs that we have printed and mailed out. If you are an active competitive bidder and wish to continue to receive printed catalogs we, of course, are more than happy to continue sending them to you.
PHOTOS ARE BACK (back to top)
We listened and we heard and this catalog has photos in it. Although the photographs on our website are of higher quality and in color many of you missed the convenience of sitting in your easy chair and thumbing through the catalog and looking at the images. We understand as that is the way we prefer to look at an auction catalog as well. So we’ve shelved that idea for the time being and now you have the best of both worlds with images both in print and on our website.
BIDDING IN OUR MAILBID SALE (back to top)
We will stop taking bids at 9:00 PM Mountaintime on June 4th, 2009 or when our phone and/or Fax stops ringing for 10 minutes. Please do not wait until the last minute and get shut out. In every sale a number of bidders could not get through on the last night.
We suggest you bid above estimate if you want an item as high bids will be reduced. Our bid sheets offer several bidding options that can save you money, optimize your bids and see that you get the lots that you really want. If you are unsure of how to use these options, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to explain them to you.
Please keep in mind that in some cases there may be unpublished reserves set either by the consignor or the cataloger and no bids of less than 60% of estimate are considered. We do not have a call back service, but after placing your bid you may contact us as many times as you like to check on your bids. And we take seriously the commitment to reduce bids. We do not reveal the high bid of any lot, but if you have placed a bid on a lot, you may contact us after your bid has been placed and we will tell you if you are the high bidder.
Usually well over 1/3 of all successful bids are reduced and over 75% of successful bidders have at least one of their winning bids reduced. We believe that the best strategy to being a successful bidder is placing your bids early and not waiting until the last minute.
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee who is the last bidder. If someone calls us at 9 PM, the sale will continue for at least 10 minutes after that call is completed. If someone else calls us during that 10 minutes, the sale continues for another 10 minutes. And so on.
NO BUYER'S FEE (back to top)
There has been quite a bit of discussion lately about companies that charge what some say are excessive buyer’s fees. We do not charge any buyer's fees in our sales. You are charged only for the amount of your winning bid plus postage and shipping charges. If you want the convenience of using your credit card we do charge you a small fee to help cover our costs.
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE (back to top)
DENVER COIN EXPO. May 14th-17th. National Western Complex, “Expo Hall”, I-70 and Brighton Blvd., Denver CO. Thursday May 17th is dealer set up day. Public hours are Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM. We will have most lots in the sale available for viewing at our bourse tables during all show hours. There are some bulky or heavy lots which we will bring only if specifically asked to. Please contact us prior to the show to ensure that we bring the lots you want to see.
We plan to have the majority of the material in the sale in our office Monday through Friday beginning May 11th except for the show dates mentioned above, until the close of the sale if you need more detailed description of any of the lots. However, please contact us as well in advance of the close of the sale as possible in order that we can provide you with as much information as we can. We will be happy to return your call if we cannot provide you with the information you require when you call, fax or email.
We will confirm all email bids received within 24 hours of receiving the bid. If you do not receive a confirmation please contact us. We have been deluged by spam as I’m sure many of you have also, thus we ask that when sending us a bid or inquiring about the sale, please put “Bid” or “Mailbid Sale” or “Auction” in the subject line so we do not delete your email along with the junk we receive every day. We do not confirm mail or fax bids unless specifically asked to do so. Please write clearly on your bid sheet. If possible in addition to the lot # and your maximum bid a small description is most helpful.
No information will be available about the results of the sale until all bids have been checked and invoices written. This should take about 4 days. We will not be answering the phone until that information is ready. We hope to be ready by Monday June 8th.
Please note that this entire catalog is also up on our website at www.rosenblumcoins.com or will be shortly. There you will find not only everything in this catalog, but also color images of all lots pictured. If the images are not up on our site when you receive this catalog they should be soon.
HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 39D (back to top)
The gold coin section contains a nice listing of modern Israel, including the rare 1964 Bank Proof, and African coins along with a nice Axumite piece from the 5th century and a 1776 dated Guinea of George III of England. That is followed by a small group of numismatic books including works by Haffner, Mildenberg, Kadman, Kindler, Meshorer, Rosenberger and Spijkerman.
The ancient Jewish section leads off with a rare Gaza Tetradrachm based on the famous Athenian one of the same design. We follow that with a strong array of tiny silver Yehud and Samarian coins. We have a strong group of Herod the Great coins as well as other Herodian issues including some very rare pre-Royal Agrippa II types. That is followed by coins of all the Procurators especially Pontius Pilate where both individual scarce varieties and a group lot of 48 Prutahs are listed. The Jewish War (First Revolt) offering is small but includes two Shekels, a Half Shekel and a very rare 1/4 Shekel. We have a nice selection of Bar Kochba coins including some interesting undercoins and what we believe is a unpublished small bronze from Year One of the Revolt. Our city-coin offering includes many nice coins especially from Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem) and Neapolis.
One of our main consignors had a strong interest in Biblical coins thus in addition to the strong Jewish coin section there are numerous Biblically related Greek and Roman coins including high grade Shekels and Half Shekels of Tyre and numerous 4th century Roman Coins featuring the Chi-Rho or the Chrstogram. One of the nicest Athenian Tetradrachm we’ve offered is Lot #191. A handful of Roman Egyptian coins is highlighted by Lot #228, an extremely rare Æ Drachm of Gallienus. Our Roman section includes a very nice denarius of Tiberius (Tribute Penny), an extremely rare Judaea Capta Sestertius of Titus, a Nerva Fisci Ivdaici Sestertius, a seldom seen War of Quietus against the Jews related Aes and a rare Judaean related Sestertius of Hadrian with a long pedigree going back to the middle of the last century. In addition to the numerous New Testament related Chi-Rho coins there is a rare silver Siliqua of Constans and a nice Centenionalis of Magnentius. Throughout the Roman section are coins of Roman women both as individual coins as well as lots. Throughout the ancient section one will find a great number of group lots. These should be looked at carefully as they all contain desirable coins.
The World Coin Section leads off with some early Austrian Talers, a double marriage Taler and two Klippe coins of Salzburg. An extremely rare French Indo-China 50 Centime in Proof and a choice Schaumburg-Lippe 5 Mark of 1904 along with a Hejaz Railway medal and a nice Irish Gun Money Shilling are also among the highlights. One will also find numerous metal token pieces from the Irish Curragh Internment Camp, the Onchon Internment Camp in the Isle of Man and Lodz Ghetto in Poland. From Palestine one will have the opportunity to purchase a high grade Templar Token set, a number of better single coins and 8 complete 59 coin sets.
No doubt the highlight of the World Paper Section and the auction as a whole is the large offering of WWII related paper items including a tremendous run of Konversionkasse notes and bonds as well as notes from Concentration Camps, Interment Camps, Displaced Persons Camps and Ghettos from two collections. Notes from places such as Mauthausen, the Cyprus DP Camp, Auschwitz, Buchenwald (including 2 unrecorded overstamps), Dachau, Flossenbürg, Nordhausen, Oranienburg, Sachsenhausen, Deggendorf, Feldafing, Amersfoort, Westerbork and the Ghettos of Lodz (Litzmannstadt) and Warsaw in Poland are among the offerings. In addition a run of WWII German ration coupons as well as one of the finest groups of Operation Bernhard Forgeries as well as couple of genuine British “White” notes are for sale. I believe that this is the best and most diverse auction of these notes that we’ve ever had. And we’ve been doing this for almost 40 years! Also being offered for sale are two very rare Russian Post WWI POW notes which we’ve never seen before.
Part Two is our Judaic and Holy Land related section and while smaller than usual does not lack for rare and interesting items. Among the highlights are 4 different Biblical related Jetons of Hans Krauwinkel, a Moses Mendelssohn medal, the famous Napoleonic Grand Sanhedrin medal and a 25th Anniversary of the Hamburg Israelite Loan Institute. The last 3 are being offered in silver!. Among the other highlights of this section are a very rare large 1860 medal struck for Jews getting equal rights in Austria, a silver medalet for the 100th birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore, a Dreyfus Affair related jeton in Russian, a rare medal for the 25th Anniversary of the Jewish Dental Fraternity Alpha Omega by Louis Rosenthal, a very rare large bronze medal commemorating the Sea Lion a ship that went down off the shore of Haifa in 1941, another huge medal for the Hungarian Rabbi and scholar Immanuel Loew and numerous Holocaust related medals. The section ends with a small selection of State and Commissioned medals including a few very rare ones.
The paper section while not large has a number of scarce and unusual items including a 19th century B’nai B’rith of Colorado receipt, about a half dozen large Eretz-Israel certificates(some listed by Meshorer) already matted and ready to frame, an exciting run of Hungarian Orthodox Ration Coupons and a passport and Hagana ID Card for a Polish Jew who emigrated to Uruguay. While most of the Holocaust related items are in other sections of the catalog some of the items that close the sale are a number of anti-Semitic notgeld pieces from Austria and Germany, an Estonian passport issued to a Jewish family who emigrated to China in the late 1930’s as well as documents from Amsterdam, Salonika and Lodz.
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PART ONE - WORLD WIDE MATERIAL
GOLD COINS AND MEDALS OF THE WORLD ANCIENT TO MODERN (back to top)
*22 San Marino. Republic. 1974. Gold 1 and 2 Scudo . Crowned shield within sprigs, legend, date below / Standing saint facing. denomination below. KM-38-39, Fr-3-4. BU in original red case with certificate of authenticity. . $300+
23 United States. 2000 1/10 Oz = $5 gold Eagle. BU. $125
Also see Lot #229 for an ancient gold item.
LITERATURE (back to top)
24 Berlin Howard M. The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1927-1947 2001 Hardcover. New $35
25 Blanchet, J. Adrien. Nouveau Manuel de Numismatique due Moyen Age et Moderne. 1890. Paris. In two volumes, (c.5 3/4 x 3 3/4") in brown binding by HL Collins of St. Paul, Minn. From the library of Charles Phelps Noyes of St. Paul. Both with broken bindings and a few loose pages. In French, of course. Rarely offered for sale, still very useful. $75+?
26 ---Nouveau Manuel de Numismatique due Moyen Age et Moderne. Atlas. 1890. Paris, (c. 6" x 9.5") in brown binding by HL Collins of St. Paul, Minn. A companion to the above lot from the same library. Called an Atlas, but no maps. A listing of 645 coins and line drawings for the same. In slightly nicer condition than above. $40+?
27 Craig, Alan D. The Coins of Korea and An Outline of Early Chinese Coinages. 1955, Berkeley. Very stiff cardboard cover. Long out of print and very elusive. Excellent condition. $40+
28 Friedenberg, Daniel M. Jewish Medals From the Renaissance to the Fall of Napoleon (1503-1815). 1970. Hardcover. New with dust jacket. $35
29 ---Jewish Minters & Medalists. 1976 Hardcover, with dust cover. 131 pages with many plates. The 1st (and only) edition, long out of print. By far the most difficult of the Friedenberg "trilogy" to find. While the dust cover shows some wear and a few tears, the book is virtually as new. $40+
30 ---Group of 2. Great Jewish Portraits in Metal, edited by Daniel Friedenberg. Card Cover 1963 and Jewish Medals by Friedenberg. 1970 HC with dust jacket. Both slightly used but not heavily so and long out of print. Most desirable and important if you collect Jewish related medals. Also see the above two lots.. $45+?
31 Haffner, Sylvia. Judaic Tokens and Medals. 1978, New York. HC, 402 pages. Out of print, rare and very useful. As new. 1000 copies were printed. $100+
32 ---,--- As above but this deaccessioned from the Dayton Art Institute with their handstamps and slightly used. $75
33 Jewish Coins: Jewish War, Ivdaea Capta, Bar Kochba War. April 1963 Auction Sale by Bank Leu and Adolph Hess in Switzerland and written by the great Leo Mildenberg. A small size catalog of 121 lots with excellent plates of almost all the lots. Unfortunately the front cover is damaged from tape removal. That doesn't detract from the excellent plates and wonderful descriptions by Mildenberg. No hyperbole was used, nor needed. $30+?
34 Kadman, Leo. Corpus of the Coins of the Jewish War. An undated cardcover small booklet. This is an offprint from Corpus Nummorum Palaestinensium Volume III, 1960. However we've never seen this little booklet. If you collect books on ancient Jewish coins and you don't have this, your library isn't complete. $25+
35 Kindler, Arie. The Coins of Tiberias. 1961. SC. Covers coins issued in Tiberias from Herod Antipas to the Umayyads and Fatamids. Rare. I've sold less than 5 in almost 40 years. Kroh 3 stars and $150-$200. The last two I've sold have both been at $150, this is nicer than either of those. Damage to the binding, otherwise very nice. $100
36 Meshorer, Ya'akov. Jewish Coins of the 2nd Temple Period. 1967. HC. The first of the post WWII books on the subject. Still a standard reference despite being outdated in some aspects. Very well written and easy to use. HC without dust jacket, and used but not badly. $35
37 Meshorer, Ya'akov and Shraga Qedar. The Coinage of Samaria in the Fourth Century BCE. 1991, Jerusalem. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Basically as new. The first of their two books on these fascinating tiny silver coins. $40?
38 Romanoff Paul Jewish Symbols on Ancient Jewish Coins. 1971 Hardcover with dust jacket Reprint of 1944 edition. New York. New, dust jacket a bit torn $20+
39 Rosenberger, Mayer, Rosenberger Israel Collection Vol I. Aelia Capitolina to Ascalon. Jerusalem 1972. Decent used condition. Volume I of the 4 volume set, which is the best work on Palestine city coins. $85+
40 Spijkerman, Augustus. The Coins of the Decapolis and Provincia Arabia. 1978, Jerusalem. Large Card Cover. This is a highly elusive and important catalog of city-coins of ancient Judaea. 332 pages of text, 82 excellent plates. Very elusive. I can find no record of our offering this for at least 15 years. Certainly not "unc", but a very nice copy. VF by coin standards. Kroh gave it 4 stars and valued it at $80-$100 in 1993. $100+?
41 Spink and Son's. 1891. Catalogue of Mr. Montague's Collection of Coins from Geo. I to Victoria. (c. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2"), green hardcover. Listing of 1850 coins from Mr. Montague's (VP of the Numismatic Society of London) collection of Milled English Coins. Numerous Illustrations. Cover used and bumped, contents more than decent. Scarce. $50+?
42 Stahl, Zvi. Jewish Ghettos' and Concentration Camps' Money (1933-1945). London 1990. HC. New with English translation by Rebecca Sternberg. The last we offered brought $45 $40
43 Group. A Handy Guide to Jewish Coins by Rogers. 1914 hardcover. This was the most important book on the subject for most of the 1st part of the 20th century. Coins of Bible Days by Florence Aiken Banks. 1955. HC with dust jacket and Guide to Biblical Coins by David Hendin 1987. This was the first of the Hendin books to use this title, although it is generally thought of as the 2nd edition. 3 books, all used, the first heavily so. $35+
44 Group. Jewish Ghettos' and Concentration Camps' Money by Zvi Stahl and Franquinet, Guy and Dr. Ing. Peter Hammer, Hartmut and Lothar Schoenawa.. Litzmannstadt...A Chapter of German Monetary History. Crailsheim 1994. In English and German. 2 important HC books on the subject. The first slightly used, the 2nd virtually as new. $60+
45 Group. Israel's 20 Years Catalog of Coins and Currency by Fred Bertram and Robert Weber. HC; Sylvia Haffner's The History of Modern Israel's Money 1917-1967 and The History of Modern Israel's Money 1917-1970 both cardcover and well used; The Sidney L. Olson Collection, NASCA auction catalog Aug. 15, 1978 one of the most important sales of modern Palestine and Israel material and Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation Ltd. 1982 HC by I. Sedaka. Plus Dansco's 1948-1957 empty album for Pruta Series coins. 6 piece lot, the two Haffner books well used, the others much less so. The 1970 Haffner book is still, after all these years, the best book on the subject. $35+?
ANCIENT JEWISH COINAGE (back to top)
*46 Gaza, Philisto-Arabian. Persian Period. Before 333 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.65) Head of Athena right / Owl standing left, sprig to left, AOE to right. countermark of Gaza to right of owl. SNG ANS VI-4v, As SR-2526. VF, test cut under owl's neck. Rare. $1350+?
*47 Yehud, Persian Period. Before 333 BC. AR 1/2 Obol or Gerah (.53) . Helmeted head of Athena / Owl stg r., hd facing, small lily above left, YHD in paleo-Hebrew to right complete. H-426,TJC-4.. Fair/EF. It is not unusual to have little or no obverse visible on these tiny coins. What is unusual is to have such an extraordinary high grade reverse. Obverse struck from very worn die $750+
*48 ---,--- AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.23 gm). Miniature crowned bust. / Eagle, head left, with spread wings. AJC-9b; H-429 var. Toned VG/Fine, the obverse being off-center. Scarce. Ex CNG E-auction 74, #41 $100+
*49 --- Hellenistic Period. After 333 BC. AR 1/4 Obol (.22) Diademed head of Ptolemy I right / Eagle with wings spread, YHDH to left. AJC-16, Hen-438, VF, obv. bit o.c., rev. a bit rough, but all four letters clear. Decent coin. $400+
*52 ---,---AR 1/4 Obol (.14). Blank / Lion seated right in dotted square. Dark VF. This is apparently an unpublished type, although it's possible that it is an unknown denomination of SC-52 with the obverse missing. Rare. $600+
*53 ---,---AR Hemiobol (.24) . Winged griffin with long horn r, two letters above, all in square border / Stag with long horns crouching r., head turned to left, letters above, all in square border. SC-63. GVF/F. $350+
*56 ---,---AR Obol (.50). Male figure seated on throne right, cuneiform symbols below / Male figure on right, stabbing horse on left, with spear in both hands. SG-129, H-448. aVF, but somewhat rough. It has been suggested by some that the figure playing the harp could be King David or perhaps a Samarian king. $500?
*62 ---,--- Æ Prutah (1.55). "Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews." Cursive Style Script / Double Cornucopia, adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns. H-475, AJC-G. VF/F. $50+
64 Lead Tesseras. A group of 3 different pieces all thought to be from 1st Century BCE. One with palm tree, One with double cornucopia, third with Helmet. Average VF. Sold as is, no returns. $40+?
*65 Herod I, the Great. 40-4 BC. Æ 8 Prutot (Æ 24, 8.12 gr) . Tripod, bowl, year 3 and monogram / Military helmet with cheek pieces and straps, star above, flanked by 2 branches. H-486, AJC-1, TJC-44, Nice VF/VF+, attractive green-brown patina. Struck on a large, heavy flan. Acquired by our consignor from Ed Waddell. $400+
*69 ---Æ 2 Prutot (3.18). Cross surrounded by closed diadem / Table flanked by palm branches. H-490, AJC-7, TJC-48. VF, nice desert green patina. The table on this coin seems to be a bit thinner than published varieties $200
*70 ---,---Æ 2 Prutot (3.12). Similar, but open diadem on obverse. There is a spelling error as the P in Herod is retrograde and looks like a 9. H-490a, TJC-49v. F-VF. The open diadem variety is scarcer than closed diadem $225
*73 ---,--- Æ Lepton (.92). Tiny Table, inscription around / Upright palm branch in circle. TJC-56, AJC-15, H-496. Good Fine. A rare type, it's been almost 6 years since we last had one for sale. $250
*74 ---,---Æ Prutah (.96) or perhaps Lepton . Inscription in two concentric circles, "King Herod" / Large anchor within circle surr. by row of Y design or Lily flowers. H-499, TJC-61v. GVF, rev. bit o.c. A nice example of this usually crudely struck coin. $300
*77 ---,---Æ Lepton (.79). Cornucopia with inscription starting with BACA / Eagle standing right. H-501, AJC-23v, TJC-66v. This inscription seems to be unpublished. Nice VF. This is the first coin issued by a Jewish ruler for use by Jews with a graven image upon it. It is said to be the golden bird above the entrance to the temple in Jerusalem. $375+
79 ---,--- Lot of 12 coins. Includes 4 Prutot, 2 Prutot and Prutah. H-487, 490 and 491. Good to Fine, mostly VG, but types easily identifiable. $150
*80 Herod Archelaus. 4 BC - 6 AD. Æ Double Prutot (2.42). An unpublished variety. Double cornucopia with horns parallel / War Galley facing left. As H-503, TJC 70/70bv. The obverse inscription is like TJC 70 with legend turning inward while the reverse legend in 3 lines reads EONA XA NC. Gd Fine, interesting coin. $300+
85 ---,---Æ Prutahs. Group of 15 coins, 2 types. H-505 Grapes and H-504 Double Cornucopia / Galley. Fair to F+, mostly VG or so. $200+
*86 Herod Antipas. 4 BC to 40 AD. Æ Half Unit (Æ19 mm, 5.34 gm). Palm branch with date year 33, legend around / Inscription surrounded by wreath. H-513, AJC-6. VG/G. The entire obverse legend, with the exception of the final Y is there, albeit weak. This is ex Lot 93 from our sale 23F in November of 1993. $225+
*87 Agrippa I. 37-44. Æ Prutah (2.41). Umbrella like canopy with fringes KING AGRIPPA / 3 ears of barley growing between 2 leaves, LS = year 6 = 41/42 AD. H-553, AJC-11, TJC-120. Nice VF. One of the nicest we've offered in many years. $175
88 ---,---Æ Prutah. H-553. Umbrella with canopy / 3 ears of barley. Group of 20. G to F-VF, most are decent VG-F. $175+
*89 Agrippa II. 56-95, Struck under Claudius at Caesarea Maritima. Æ20 (8.63). Laureate head right / Anchor in wreath. H-571, TJC-356, RPC-4848. G-VG, but very rare. I believe this is the first we've ever offered via auction! $150+?
*90 ---,---Also struck under Claudius at Caesarea Maritima. Æ22 (12.51). Laureate head of Claudius right / Veiled Agrippina II seated left, holding branch and cornucopia. H-573, TJC-358, RPC-4859. This is another extremely rare coin. I do not recall offering this, either privately or by auction for at least 15 years and I find no record of this being offered in any major auction this century. Gd/VG, bit rough. $150+?
*91 ---,---Æ 22 (8.65) of Caesarea Maritima . Laureate. bust of Nero right / Agrippina Jr., seated left holding branch and cornucopia, crescent above head. Hen-579, TJC-359. A rare pre-Royal issue of Agrippa II. GF/aVF. This is the nicest one we can recall offering. Should be worthy of a substantial bid $650
*92 ---,---Æ 15 (2.89). Turreted bust of Tyche right / Double Cornucopia crossed at base, winged caduceus between horns. Rare. H-584, AJC-5, TJC-132. VG-F. Ex Levin collection via Amphora. This is nicer than the one in our sale 38D that sold for $650 $850
*102 ---,---Æ Prutah Æ14 (2.05). Lituus surrounded by legend, As above, but Z is retrograde. H-649a, AJC-23b, TJC-333b. Nice VF, with sharp and clear date. There was at one time a theory that the retrograde Z was in actuality an S for year 6, but that theory has largely been discredited. $200
*104 ---,---Æ Prutah Æ17 (1.98). Barbaric type. Lituus surrounded by legend, Tiberius Caesar. Crude retrograde legend / LIZ (Year 17) within wreath. Date is crude. H-649v, AJC-23v, TJC-333v. Gd Fine. $300+
105 pontius Pilate. Group of 48 Prutahs. Average grade VG-F. All the Lituus type. We have not searched this group for varieties but we have seen both LIH and LIZ dates. $1000+
*106 Antonius Felix, Procurator under Claudius. 52-59 AD. Æ Prutah (2.71). Legend in wreath / 2 crossed palm branches, "Tiberius Claudius Caesar Germanicus" date . H-651, AJC-32, TJC-342. Nice VF. $75+
*108 Porcius Festus, Procurator under. Nero. 59-62. Æ Prutah (1.71). Legend in wreath, some retrograde letters / Palm branch surrounded by date and legend, some retrograde letters. H-653v, TJC-345m. Nice VF. $250
*109 ---,---Æ Prutah (2.04). Inscription in wreath / Palm branch surrounded by legend. As H-653, TJC-345v, AJC-35v but an unpublished variety. On the obverse both "N's" in the legend are retrograde, also the reverse has APOC on the left instead of the right and the legend on the right is completely wrong as well. VF. $300+
110 Procurator Group. Marcus Ambiblius (7), Valerius Gratus (5), Pontius Pilate barley type (15), Antonius Felix (11) and Porcius Festus (13). 51 Prutah Coins, Poor to VF, mostly VG-F, most are easily identifiable. $400+
*111 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70, Year 2. AR Shekel (13.77). Omer Cup, "Shekel of Israel, Year Two" / 3 Pomegranates on stem, "Jerusalem the Holy". H-659, AJC-8, TJC-193. Toned EF, some tooling on the right hand side of the reverse. Our consignor purchased this coin from Herb Kreindler in 1974 $2500+
*113 ---,---Year 2. Æ Prutah (2.20). Amphora with broad rim and 2 handles, "Year Two". Type 2, "M" above cup a different style than on type 1 / Vine leaf on small branch, "The Freedom of Zion". H-661, AJC-11a, TJC-196a. GVF. $175
*114 ---,---Æ Prutah (2.94) of Year Two. Similar. A interesting crude, barbaric example. The legends on both sides contain retrograde letters, although the coin itself is in very nice condition. As Hen-661. VF, $300+
*115 ---,---Year 3. AR Half Shekel (6.90). Omer Cup, "Half a Shekel" "Year 3" / Stem with 3 pomegranates,"Jerusalem the Holy." H-663, AJC-19, TJC-203a. Toned VF, well centered. The 1st Revolt Half Shekels are much rarer than the Shekels. This is the first year 3 Half Shekel we've offered in auction since 2004. $3500+
*117 ---Year 4. Æ 1/4 Shekel (8.90) . Etrog, "to the redemption of Zion" / 2 lulavs, "year four quarter". H-669, TJC-213, AJC-29. Nice VF. A very nice example of this rare coin. Certainly one of the highlights of this auction. $3500
*118 ---,---Year 4 1/8 Shekel Æ19 (6.58). Chalice with pearled rim, "To the Redemption of Zion" / Lulav flanked by etrog on each side, "Year Four". H-670v, TJC-214a, Mesh-30a. Choice VF, nice desert brown patina. Our consignor acquired this coinfrom Ed. Waddell. A superior example of this coin. $350+
*119 ---,--- Æ 1/8 Shekel (4.45) of year 4. As above. As H-670, TJC-214a variant. Choice VF, reverse a touch off-center. The placement and the shapes of some of the letters, especially on the obverse, seem to be previously unpublished. $700+
*120 Bar Kochba revolt. 132-135. Year One. Æ Middle bronze (6.62). Vine leaf, "Year One of the Redemption of Israel" / Palm Tree, "Shimon Prince of Israel". H-678, Mild-43. VF, dusty green-brown patina. $400+
*121 ---,--- Middle Bronze (9.85) . Palm branch in wreath, "Shimon Prince of Israel" / Lyre of 4 strings, "Year 1 of the redemption of Israel". Rare Mild variety, only 2nd we've had. H-680, MIld-24, TJC-223e. GVF, earthen green brown patina. $1500
*122 ---,---Year One. Æ Small bronze (4.34). Palm tree, "Eleazar the Priest" / Bunch of grapes, "Year one of the Redemption of Israel". H-681, Mild-150, TJC-224. VF, pretty green patina. A very nice example of a year one Bar Kochba War coin. $600
*123 ---,---Unpublished Year One Small bronze. (6.17). Bunch of grapes, "Year One of the Redemption of Israel" / Palm tree, "Jerusalem". As H-682. We can find no similar die marriage in Mildenberg, although it most closely resembles O1/R6, Mild 151/153. GD VF, extremely rare and unpublished. $3000?
*124 ---,---(Gaza, Hadrian). 132-135. Middle Bronze (11.31). Host coin. Bust of Hadrian right / City Goddess, Mem. Presumably struck early in the war. BMC-27, p. 148, #28, Hen-. VF. It's rare to see so much of the undercoin at the expense of second striking, it's usually the other way around. $1250+
*126 ---,--- Æ Middle Bronze (11.47). Palm tree, "Shimon" / Vine leaf, "Year two of the Freedom of Israel". H-708, Mild-54. Nice Fine+. Purchased from us probably in the late 1980's or early 1990's. $175+
*128 ---,---AR Zuz or Denarius (3.61). Undated, attributed to year 3 (134/5 AD). "Shimon" in wreath / Lyre with three strings, "For the Freedom of Jerusalem". Mildenberg 84; Mesh-272; Hendin 718. Good VF. Overstruck on uncertain type. Ex CNG Sale 69, #684 $400+
*129 ---,---Undated, attributed to Year 3. AR Zuz. (3.30). Bunch of grapes, "Shimon" / Elongated Lyre, "For the freedom of Jerusalem". H-734, Mild-179. Toned aVF/VF+, partial legends of undercoin, which is a denarius of Hadrian or Trajan from Arabia, visible. Consignor bought from Superior in November of 1970. $400+
*130 ---,---Undated but attributed to year 3. Middle Bronze. Æ 20 (6.28). Palm branch in wreath, "For the Freedom of Jerusalem" / Lyre with 3 strings, "Shimon" around. H-735, Mild-31, TJC-297. Choice VF with very attractive green patina.. A scarce coin, especially so nice. Probably the nicest we've offered in more than 7 years. Our consignor purchased this from Kirk Davis for $675 $500+
*132 ---,--- Undated, attributed to year 3. Middle bronze (11.76). H-736 type, with the devices of the undercoin clearly visible. Palm tree over head of Emperor right / Vine leaf over large SC. VG-F, It would seem likely that the undercoin is a bronze from the city of Antioch. $600+
*133 ---,---Undated, attributed to year 3. Æ Small bronze (3.56). Bunch of grapes, "For the Freedom of Jerusalem" / 7 branched palm tree, "Eleazar the Priest". H-737, Mild-155. F/VF, nice green patina. The Eleazar inscription on the year 3 bronze is a very rare type. 1st I can recall offering in 8 1/2 years! $600+
*136 ---,---Æ23 (11.12). Head of Titus right, with countermark of head in rectangular tablet on neck / Blank. The countermark seems to be the same as TJC-381c. Coin is Fair/Poor, the countermark is Fine. $250
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*139 Tenth Legion Countermark. Late 1st Century AD. Æ15 (3.54). Struck over coin of Ascalon. Host coin, Bust of Tyche / Galley, dated year 180 (76.77 AD) as Rosenberger-54. "XF" countermark on obverse. H-804. Host coin VG/F, countermark sharp and clear VF. Unusual to be able to date the host coin. Ex our sale 34E, #109 where it sold for $150 on a tie bid. $150+
*140 ---,---Host coin is Æ15 (3.46) of Sidon in Phoenicia with bust of Tyche right / War Galley left. Host coin as SNG Cop-240, BMC-171ff, RPC 4588-94. Large X countermark on head of Tyche. Ros-IV, p. 80, 10-11. Hen-804 similar. Host coin VG/F, countermark VF. This countermark is usually associated with coins of Ascalon but Rosenberger illustrates 3 on coins of Sidon quite a bit further to the north. $150+
CITY COINS OF ERETZ-ISRAEL AND THE DECAPOLIS (back to top)
*141 Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Æ 18mm (6.24 gm). Laureate and draped bust right / Legionary Eagle of the Tenth Legion right, COL AECAP. Mesh-3; Ros- 3, Fine, earthen patina. Ex CNG #66, # 1277 @$185 $150
*143 ---Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Æ22 (10.10). Bust of Antoninus Pius right / Bare-headed bust of Aurelius right. Mesh-12, Ros-24. F-VF, on ragged flan. This is a very rare type and I can find no record of us offering this coin either by auction or from our inventory since at least 1995. $300+
*144 ---,---Æ 17mm (4.55 gm). Laureate head right / Boar (symbol of the Tenth Legion) right, KAC above. Mesh-30; Rosenberger 19. Near VF, desert patina. Rare, only the 2nd I can recall offering in 15 years!. See lot below for another example! Ex CNG #66, Lot 1280 (at $700 on a $200 estimate!). $400+
*146 ---Commodus. 177-192. Æ26 (14.13) Laureate bust right / Dionysus standing to front looking l, resting arm on thyrsos and pouring wine from oinochoe over panther at his feet. The legend COL V (presumably should be A) begins at 11 o'clock & runs counterclockwise continuing on at 5 o'clock with E. Unpublished as such, Sim to Mesh-70. F/VF. $700+
*147 ---Elagabalus. 218-222. Æ23 (7.40). Laureate, draped bust right with star in field to right / Tetrastrye temple with Tyche standing left, PF (?) in ex. Mesh-125c, Kad-114. VF and very rare. Rosenberger does not list this type with a star in front of the bust .Fields a bit rough, $900+
*148 ---,---Æ22.5 (10.50). Laureate bust right / Tyche standing left, resting l. arm on scepter, holding small bust in right hand over altar, resting r. foot on helmet, on left a legionary eagle, a stylized branch in exergue. Mesh-129e, Kad-128. VF, nice green patina. Very rare. I don't believe we've ever had this coin before! Rosenberger lists the general type, but not with the branch in exergue $650+
*149 ---Herennia Estruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius. Æ26 (12.70). Draped bust right / COL AELKAP COMM PF in 4 lines in wreath. Mesh-164, Ros-93, Kad-180. F/aF. Another very rare coin that I can't recall offering previously. $500?
*150 ---Hostilian. 251 AD. Æ27 (13.98) . Radiate head right C VALOST MES QVINTVSCAE / She-wolf suckling the twins COLAELKAP, COMMPF in exergue. Type without eagle above. Mesh-180, R-, BMC-. F-VF, bit rough. Very rare, we can find no record of this coin being offered in auction (anywhere) in at least the last 10 years! $900+
*151 Akko-Ptolemais in Phoenicia. Valerian. 253-260. Æ25 (13.75). Laureate bust left / Sacred tree with serpents arising from altar, caduceus in field to right. Kad-248 (ANS collection), Ros-unlisted. The type with bust left seems to be exceedingly rare. aF/F, nice green patina. $500
*152 ---Gallienus. 253-269. Æ26 (11.13). Laureate bust right / Portable shrine within which a deity stands on a rock, holding axe in right hand, two runners in front of shrine. Ros-86, Kad-256, BMC-26, 50. aF/aVF, nice green patina. Our example is, by far, nicer than the three pieces cited above. $350+
Also see Lot 185
*155 Caesarea in Samaria. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ29 (18.96). Laur., draped & cuirassed bust seen from back HADRI-ANO CAES AVG / Founder plowing right, being crowned by Victory. COLI FL AVG, CAESAREN in ex.. H-836, Ros-24, Kad-27, BMC-54. GVF, nice green patina, good style. $500
*158 Dora in Phoenicia, Trajan. 98-117. Æ26 (11.89) . Laureate bust of Trajan right / Laureate bust of bearded Doros right, aphlaston in front. Year 175 = 111/112. Ros-26, H-850. GVF/VF. Nice green-brown patina. Ex George Fisher collection $300
*159 Gaba in Trachonitas. Domitian. 81-96 Æ25.5 (11.47). Laureate bust right / Tyche standing with standard and cornucopia. Ros-5. Fine, some flat areas. Rare. I can't recall offering this type before $250
*160 Gaza in Judaea, Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Æ 28 (18.49). Laur & draped bust right / Turreted bust of Tyche right, Mem below right. Ros-74, Lind-2465. F-VF. Ex Alan Leven collection via CNG September 1996. $200+
*161 Neapolis in Samaria, Domitian. 81-96. Æ23 (9.96) . Laureate bust right / Palm tree, with 2 bunches of fruit. Legend in 4 lines, LAI = 11 = 82/83 AD. Extraordinary condition. Ros-5, BMC-46/9. Choice VF+. $500
*163 ---Marcus Aurelius 161-180. Æ25 (10.74). Bare-headed bust right / Zeus Heliopolites, a mummy shaped figure, to front, flanked by foreparts of two bulls, holding in raised r. hand a whip, & two ears of corn in left, dated year 88 (159/160 AD). Ros-15, BMC-27,51. VF, green brown patina. $300+
*165 ---Philip Sr.. 244-249. Æ28 (13.26). Radiate bust right / Marayas on left, stg right, eagle on right, wings spread, supporting Mt. Gerizim. Ros-77, BMC-118. VF, desert green patina. Much nicer than usually seen $500
*166 ---Philip Sr & Philip Jr.. 247-249. Æ26 (12.31). Jugate busts of Philip I & II, draped and laureate / Mt. Gerizim surmounted by temple & altar, supported by eagle. head left, wings spread. SNG ANS-1020. F/VF. $250+
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*167 ---Otacila Severa, wife of Philip I. Æ 28 (15.64). Bust right / Zeus seated left, holding small bust and scepter, eagle at lower left, small image of Mt. Gerizim above that. Reverse is similar to SNG ANS-1026 a coin of Philip II. aVF and rare. $500?
*168 Panias (Caesarea Panias) in trachonitas. Plautilla. wife of Caracalla. Æ21 (10.83) . Bust right / Pan, stg nude & playing flute, tree-trunk on his right. INJ- Vol-8, #27A. VF. A very rare and seldom seen coin. $400+
*171 ---Julia Domna, wife of Septemius Severus. Æ24 (11.15). Bust right / Kore-Persephone, stg, holding torch in r. hand & grain-ears in left, at her feet, cista mystica. SMG ANS-1079, Mesh-CCEI-119. Nice VF, very attractive. $350
*172 ---Julia Maesa, grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. Æ20 (7.44). Draped bust right / Temple of Capitoline with 4 columns & pediment within wreath, Jupiter standing in center. Ros-33. VF on oval flan. $100
176 Group. John Hyrcanus, Alexander Jannaeus (2 including lead token), Herod I (2 including Lepton with eagle!), Herod Archelaus, Agrippa I, Coponius, Marcus Ambiblius, Valerius Gratus, Pontius Pilate, Antonius Felix, Porcius Festus and 1st Revolt. 14 different coins, including a number of scarcer types. VG-VF+, but mostly F-VF. $200+
177 ---John Hyrcanus I (2), Alexander Jannaeus, Valerius Gratus, Pontius Pilate, Porcius Festus, 1st Revolt, Domitian Judaea Capta and Aelia Capitolina. 9 coins, some better types and/or grades. VG to VF, mostly Fine $100+
178 ---Prutahs of John Hyrcanus I, Judah Aristobulus I and Alexander Jannaeus, a large bronze of Mattathias Antigonus, Prutahs of Herod the Great, Herod Archelaus and Agrippa I and finally a Judaea Capta bronze of Domitian with Victory advancing left holding a wreath and trophy. 8 coins, average F-VF, purchased from 1969 through 1975, mostly from Bullowa, Zadok and Kreindler. Sold as is, no returns. $300+
179 --- Agrippa I Prutahs (3) H-553, Prutahs of Valerius Gratus H-645, Antonius Felix (2) H-651, Porcius Festus H-653, 1st Revolt (3) H-661 and a small undated bronze of Bar Kochba Revolt H-739. 11 coins, mostly Fair to Fine except for one 1st Revolt Prutah which is F-VF. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
180 --- Includes Hasmoneon, Herodian and 1st Revolt. Among the coins we see in a quick glance is a 1st Revolt 1/8 Shekel, albeit in poor condition, a large bronze of Mattathias Antigonus, a lituus type Prutah of Pontius Pilate and at least 6 Lily/Anchor coins of John Hyrcanus I & Antiochus VII. Many other types are also included in this lot of 72 coins. Sold as is, no returns. $450+
ANCIENT GREEK COINAGE (back to top)
*183 Macedon Kingdom, Alexander III (the Great). 336-33 BC (318-294 BC). AR Tetradrachm (17.18) of Amphipolis. Head of Hercules, as Alexander the Great, right. clad in lion's skin / Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, Greek lamda and torch to left, HP monogram under throne. Price-462. EF, a few minor striking flaws in reverse field. Excellent portrait. $375+
*188 Thrace, Istros. 4th Century BC. AR Drachm (5.09) . 2 male heads facing, one inverted / Sea-eagle on dolphin left, legend above, "K" to right, "I" below. SG-1669, BMC-unlisted. VF, on oval flan. $300+
*191 ATTICA, Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / AOE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all in an incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 31ff. Good VF, nice flan, full crest. One of the nicest we've handled. Ex Triton V, #1368 (at $875 + 15%) $950+
*192 ---,---300-262 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.05). Head of Athena right / Owl standing left, olive sprig and crescent to left, AO(E) to right. SG-2547. Fine, with 5 different test cuts on coin. Interesting. $100+
*193 ---,---166-57 BC. AR "New Style" Tetradrachm (16.23). Struck c. 99/98 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right on amphora, Tyche holding staff & cornucopia on right, letter on amphora, ME in ex, magistrates name to left. Thompson 868X. Toned GVF and very attractive. Ex CNG Sale 63, #359 $300+
*194 Aegina. c. 457-431 BC. AR Stater (12.14). Land tortoise with segmented shell, uncertain countermark in center of shell / Skew pattern. SNG Del-1535ff, Dewing-1683ff, SNG Cop 516-17. VF on irregular flan. Ex CNG Sale 61, #603. $300
*195 corinthia, Corinth. 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.55), Pegasus flying left, koppa beneath / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with laurel wreath, and necklace; A-P flanking neck truncation (barely visible); behind, eagle standing left, head right. Ravel 1008; SNG Cop-73/74, BMC-258-259. VF $300+
*197 Ionia, Ephesos. 202-150 BC. AR Drachm (3.93). Bee / Stag standing right, palm behind, magistrate's name to right. SNG Cop-296. Good VF, slightly grainy, well centered. Ex CNG Sale 61, #688. $250+
*198 Caria. Rhodos. 394-304 BC. AR Didrachm (6.70) . Head of Helios facing slightly to right / Rose with bud on stem to right bunch of grapes and E to left, legend above, all in incuse square. SNG Cop-728, SG-5037. VF. $425
*201 Seleukid Kings, Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes) 138-129 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.55) of Antioch. Diademed head right / Athena standing half-left, holding Nike, shield and spear, monogram above "A" to left, all in wreath. SNG Israel-1065, Newell, SMA-292. Gd VF, a few very light scratches. From the Charles E. Weber collection via CNG Sale 63, #652 $275
*203 PHOENICIA, Tyre. 126 BC - 65 AD. AR Shekel (14.22 gm). Dated year 19 (108/107 BC). Laureate bust of Melkarth right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; date and club to left, monogram to right. BMC-87; RPC I 4669, Hen-917. Gd VF, lightly toned and attractive. Flan flaw on reverse behind eagle's back. Our consignor purchased this from Kirk Davis. $450
*204 ---,---AR Shekel (14.28 gm). Dated year 161 (35/6 AD). Similar, with KP and monogram to right. Prieur-1425, BMC-205; RPC I 4665, Hen-919. Toned, good VF, attractive portrait. This (and 205 & 207 below) is the type that may have been struck in Jerusalem. Ex CNG Sale 63, #707. From the Collection of Peter Roell. $450
*206 ---,---AR Half-shekel (19 mm, 7.02 gm). Dated year 106 (21/20 BC). Laureate bust of Melkarth right / Eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; (date) and club to left, monogram to right. BMC-, RPC-, H-920. Toned, F-VF, nicely centered. An unpublished date. $250+
*207 ---,---AR Half-shekel (20mm, 6.49 gm). Dated year 141 (15/16 AD). Similar. Cf. BMC Phoenicia pg. 252, 236 (PM date); cf. RPC I 4688 (same), H-920. Toned, VF, minor pitting on obverse, bit off-center. Another unpublished date. $250+
*208 Persian Empire, Xerxes. c. 485-465 BC. Pair of Silver siglos (both 5.59). 1) King kneeling right with dagger & bow. 2) King kneeling right with spear and bow. Both with punch on reverse and Fine-Fine+, the first with small countermark at right. Xerxes or Ahasuerus was the husband of Queen Esther of Biblical Fame. $75+
209 ---,--- c. 485-465 BC. Group of 6 Silver Siglos, both dagger and spear types. VG-F. Xerxes was the husband of Queen Esther. $100+
*210 Baktrian Kings. Menander. c. 160-145 BC. AR Drachm (2.36). Head of king left in heroic pose holding javelin, Greek legend around / Athena standing left, holding shield & preparing to hurl thunderbolt, Karosthi legend around, control mark to right. MACW-1793. $150+
*211 Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy II. 285-246 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.57). Diademed bust of Ptolemy right, wearing aegis / Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; monogram and shield to left, another monogram behind. Svo-552, SNG Cop-113ff. Toned GVF, minor spot of roughness behind head & another on eyebrow. Nice pedigree, CNG Sale 55, #724 and M&M 54 (1978), #395. $325
*212 ---Ptolemy IV. 221-204 BC. Æ 40mm (44.41 gm). Head of Zeus Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, looking back, wings open. Svoronos 1148, Not in SNG Copenhagen. VF/Fine, red-brown patina. Very attractive portrait. Ex CNG Electronic Auction, #59, Lot 67 $100+
*213 ---,---Æ 33 (33.99). Head of Zeus Ammon right within dotted border / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia in front, monogram between legs. Svo-993ff, SNG Cop-212. Nice chocolate brown VF+/VF. Very pleasing portrait. $200
*214 Zeugitania, Carthage. Late 4th Century to early 3rd. Æ15 (4.08). Palm tree / Pegasus flying left. SNG Cop-VIII, 107. F/VF, very light corrosion, pretty green patina. Possibly from a Sicilian mint. $70+
215 Group of Greek Bronzes. Philip II Æ19, Alexander III (the Great) Æ17, Thrace, Panticapaeum Head of Pan / Head of bull (2 different coins) plus bronzes of Lysimachos and Kassander. 6 coins F-VF, mostly VF. $100+
216 Group of coins. Caria, Rhodes AR Hemidrachm & Æ10 both with head obverse & rose reverse, Ptolemy II Bust / Eagle, AR Drachm of Azes II, Silver Dirhem of Khurso II and Gondophares Æ Tetradrachm of Indo-Parthia. 6 coins, 3 silver, mostly VF, the Dirhem is EF, the last Fine. Some Biblically related. $125+
217 Group of Coins. Seleukid Emp. Antiochus IV 4 different bronzes, 2 serrated, Phoenicia, Marathos Æ Bust of Ptolemy VI as Hermes right / Marathos standing left and an Æ of King Aretes IV & Queen Shaqilath of Nabatea. 6 coins, F-VF. Nice lot. $125+
*218 Group of Coins. 150+ (mostly) Greek bronzes. Primarily Seleukid, Ptolemaic and Nabatean, but we saw a few smaller Byzantine denominations as well as three Persian silver Siglos in this varied lot. Grades from Fair to VG, with most being VG to Fine. A nice lot, especially for those willing to put time in. $750+
GREEK IMPERIAL/ROMAN COLONIAL COINS (back to top)
Also see lots 153-175
*219 Syria, Seleucis & Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem. Time of Augustus. 27 BC -14 AD. Æ20 (7.32). Laureate head of Zeus right / Ram leaping r., looking back, star above, Delta M below = Year 44 of Actian Era or 13/14 AD. SGI-5186, RPC-4269. Nice Fine. The star on the reverse of this (& the lots below) coin could refer to the Star of Bethlehem. See http://www.eclipse.net/~molnar/ $60
*220 ---,---,---Æ 20mm (8.75 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / Ram jumping right, looking back; star above; monogram below. BMC-20, 68. Good VF, dark brown patina with earthen highlights. Ex CNG Electronic Sale #53, Lot 27. $150
221 ---,---Time of Nero. Æ19.5 (5.58). Turreted head of Tyche right / Ram leaping r., looking back, star & crescent above, date below = Year 105 of Caesarean Era or 56/57 AD. SGI-5187 (type), RPC-4290. Nice Fine. The star on the reverse of this (& the two lots above) coin could refer to the Star of Bethlehem. $75+
222 Phoenicia, Tyre. Macrinus 217-218. Æ21 (8.17). Bust right / Palm tree flanked by murex shell and club. Lind-I, 2374 Fine and Syria, Antioch Trajan Decius 249-251 Æ (or heavily debased silver) Tetradrachm (9.72). Laureate bust right / Eagle standing left on club. VF. 2 coin lot. $75?
*227 ---Gallienus. 253-269. Æ Drachm (11.48). Laureate bust right / Eagle standing left, head turned back. LIB = year 12. M-4112, Emm-3842, Koln-2926. aVF, bit rough. An extremely rare coin. We can find no record of any Roman Egyptian Gallienus Drachms being offered via auction this century! $1250+
ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (back to top)
*229 Gold Bulla. 200 BC-200 AD. (.11) c. 7 x 12mm. thin gold Bulla. Bulla are typically round seals or from the original Latin, literally a bubble which this could be. From the Borenstein collection. $50+?
230 Republic. Q. Fabius Maximus. 127 BC. Æ Quadrans (2.61). Head of Hercules right / Prow right Q M(AX) above, pellets before. SR-1158, Craw 265/3. F. $75
*231 ---L. Marcius Censorinus. c. 82 BC. AR Denarius (3.81). Laureate head of Apollo right / Satyr Marsyas walking. l., r. arm raised, wineskin over l. shoulder, column behind L. CENSOR before. SR-281, Marcia-24. Nice toned VF. $240
*232 ---L. Scribonius Libo. 62 BC. AR Denarius (3.62). Head of Bonus Eventus right / The Puteal Scribonianum (a small enclosure) ornamented with garland between two lyres and a hammer. SR-367, Craw 516/1. Toned aVF $100
*233 ---M. Aemilius Scarus & P. Plautius Hypsaeus. c. 58 BC. AR Denarius (3.97) . King Aretas kneeling r. beside camel, presenting olive branch "Rex Aretas" in ex./ Jupiter in quadriga l., brandishing thunderbolt, scorpion below horses, legends above, to right and in ex.. SR-379, Hen-740, Aemila-8, Cr-422/1b. aVF $150+
*234 ---A. Plautius. 55 BC. AR Denarius (3.95). Turreted head of Cybele right, a plavtivs before, AED CVR SC behind / "Bacchius the Jew" (presumably Judah Aristobulus) kneeling right beside camel, with palm branch in hand. bacchivs in ex, ivdaevs on right. H-741, SR-395, Plautiua-13. Toned VF, very attractive. Our consignor acquired this from David Hendin $175+
*236 Gnaeus Pompey, Jr., Eldest son of Pompey the Great. Imperator, executed 45 BC. Æ As (17.84). Laureate head of Janus, I above / Prow of galley right, CN MAG above, IMP below, I before. SR-1386, RPC-486, Cr-471/1. Spanish mint. F/aF, nice green-brown patina. $125+
*237 Mark Antony. Triumvir and Imperator, committed suicide 30 BC. AR Denarius (3.04). Legend around galley right / LEG X, legionary eagle between two standards. RSC-38. VG-F, toned. A much in demand legion, 1st we've offered in quite some time $150+
238 ---Group of 3 Legionary Denarii. Legion VIII, X and XXII. VG-F. Legion X was the prime Roman force during the 1st Revolt (Jewish War) in Judaea, while Legion XXII was completely wiped out by the forces of Bar Kochba 65 years later. $100+
*239 Augustus. 27 BC -14 AD. AR Denarius (3.57). Laureate bust right / Gaius and Lucious Caesars standing and facing each other. SR-1597, RIC-207. F/VF, some light scratches. Alternate Biblical "Tribute Penny". $125+
*240 Tiberius. 14-37 AR Denarius (3.52). Laureate bust of Tiberius right / Female figure (Pax or Livia) seated right in chair, holding olive branch and long scepter. RIC-26, SR-1763, H-916, C-16. Choice VF, super portrait, well centered. One of the nicest we've seen. This is the most likely candidate for the Biblical "Tribute Penny" Our consignor purchased this from Kirk Davis. $375+
*241 Agrippa. Died 12 BC. Æ As (10.69). Head of Agrippa I, wearing rostral crown right / SC either side of Neptune who is standing left, holding dolphin and trident. SR-1812, RIC-58 (Caligula). F-VF, but somewhat rough field. $100+
*242 Antonia, mother of Claudius, daughter of Mark Antony. Died 37 AD. Brass Dupondius (12.81). Her bust right / Claudius standing., holding simpulum. SR-1902. Fair/Poor. Very rare. Portrait isn't bad. $60+
*243 Nero. 54-68. AR Denarius (3.36). Laureate bust right / Salus seated left on throne right hand holding patera, resting by her side. RIC-60, BMC-90. VF/aVF. Nice centered portrait. Ex CNG 57, #1093. $250+
*245 ---Æ Semis (3.87). Laureate bust right / Mark of value, urn, and wreath on table; two griffins facing each other on front panel, round shield resting below against leg. SR-1979, RIC-233, BMC-261. VF, slightly rough field. $100
*247 Otho. 69 AD. AR Denarius (2.83). Bare head right / Pax standing left holding branch and caduceus. SR-2156, RIC-4. GF/G. Struck on a tight flan, reverse has many scratches although the obverse portrait is decent. A good opportunity to purchase a denarius of Otho with a nice portrait at a reasonable price especially if you don't care about the reverse. $200+
*249 Vespasian. AR Denarius (3.11) of Ephesus. Laureate bust right / AVG within oak-wreath. SR-2268, RIC-311, BMC-427. F-VF with decent portrait but porous especially below reverse legend. An uncommon type. $100+
*250 ---AR Denarius (2.92). Laureate bust right / Mourning Jewish captive seated right below trophy, IVDAEA in ex. H-759, SR-2296, RIC-15. F-VF, but some scratches. Still well centered and attractive. Ex Tom Cederlind List 120, #177. $175
* 252 ---AR Denarius (3.11). Laureate head right imp caes vesp avg pm cos iiii / Vespasian in triumphal quadriga right holding branch and scepter. Hen-765, SR-2279, RIC-364. Toned VF. The reverse commemorates the triumph of Vespasian and Titus over Judaea and is the same scene as depicted on the arch of Titus. $400+
253 Vespasian & Domitian. Vespasian Æ Dupondius (14,43) Bust left / Felicity stg. SR-2346, RIC-555 and Æ As (7.83). Bust right / Aequitas stg. Domitian Æ As (11.32) Bust right / Spes walking left. 3 coins F or better with nice portraits, the last tooled. $100+
*254 Divus Vespasian. 69-79. AR Denarius (2.98). Laureate head right / Victory advancing left, placing shield on trophy, a mourning Jewess sits left below, EX - SC in field. A Judaea Capta issue struck under Titus 80-81. H-772, RIC-59a (Titus), SR-2565. Gd VF, well centered with superb portrait of Vespasian. EX CNG Sale 55, #1183. $350+
*255 Titus (as Caesar) 79-81. AR Denarius (3.24). Laureate bust right / Sow walking left with 3 piglets below, IMP XIII in ex. SR-2443, BMC (Vesp) 227, RIC-220. aF, just honest wear. Perhaps a Jewish reference coin as some think the pig is a deliberate attempt to mock the Jews who did not eat pork. $100
*257 ---As Caesar. (73 AD). Æ Sestertius (24.34). Laureate head right / Titus in triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and scepter. On the side of chariot, Nike stands to right holding wreath in outstretched arm.. SR-2461, H-790v, RIC-645. VF. RRR. This is an extremely rare Judaea Capta type $2500
*258 ---Æ Dupondius (12.47). Radiate bust right T CAESAR IMP COS V / Felicity standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia. Rare obverse legend, RIC lists only two coins using this legend. C-84, RIC-(V)675, BMC lists 3 but only has one and just notes this as being in Paris. F-VF, somewhat rough fields with attractive brown patina. $125+?
*260 ---(As Caesar 80-81). Æ A (10.55). Laureate bust right / Victory standing right with wreath and palm. SR-2695, RIC- (Titus)174, BMC-(Titus) 320. VF. In our opinion, very likely a Judaea Capta issue. See H-780 (and others) for similar reverses. Struck during last years of his brother's (Titus) reign when Domitian was ready to assume full leadership and he would be happy to take credit for something he had nothing to do with. Ex our sale 34C, #230 at $160. $150+
*262 ---Æ Sestertius (25.49). Bust right / Palm Tree. Commemorates the abolition of method of Jewish Tax, not the tax itself. SR-3044, H-797. RIC-72 (Cos II). Fine. One of the more important Jewish reference coins and very rare. Devices clear, partial legend both sides. Ex Tom Cederlind List 120, #189. $1500+
*263 Trajan. 98-117. AR Denarius (3.27). Laureate bust right / Abundantia seated left, holding scepter, on chair with crossed cornucopia as arms, fold of drapery over lap. RIC-11, C-301. Choice VF/VF with a superb portrait of Trajan. Ex Cederlind List 120, #194. $125+
*264 ---Æ As (12.42). Laureate bust right / Victory alighting left, wings spread, holding shield inscribed SP/QR. SR-3242, RIC-417. Gd VF/VF, attractive hard green patina. Very light tooling. Nice portrait. $75
*265 ---Æ As (8.64) of Antioch? . Radiate bust right, IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM/SC in / DAC PARTHICO PM TR POT XX COS VI PP within wreath. Listed as an Aes, the weight of this coin is more consistent with that of a dupondius.. H-938, SR-3243, BMC-1093, RIC-644. EF, green patina. The War of Quietus against Jews of Syria. A seldom seen Jewish reference coin. $400+
*270 ---AE Sestertius (23.48) minted at Rome, A.D. 134-138. C.55. H-798. RIC-890. Laureate and draped bust right of Hadrian / Personification of Judaea at altar; two boys standing, emperor to left. Fine. An extremely rare and important Jewish reference coin, this example has an impressive pedigree. Our consignor purchased this in May of 2002 from David Hendin who had purchased this from us in the fall of 1999. Prior to that it was in CNG Sale #51, the Cornelius C. Vermeule III collection (the curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts) and previously from the LPG Messenger Sale, London Nov. 21, 1951 Spink Lot #247. $1500+
*271 Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Denarius (2.98). Diademed draped bust right / Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and resting on statuette of Spes, cornucopia beneath seat. SR-3919, RIC-398. Nice VF $75+
272 Faustina Sr. & Jr. A group of 3 Diva Sestertii and 2 Aes. Average VG-F/VG. Decent lot. $75+
273 Faustina Sr. & Jr. Group of 4 Sestertii. Various reverses. Decent obverses, Fine, a few somewhat oxidized. Reverses not as nice. $100+
*274 Marcus Aurelius (By Commodus). 138-161 (180). Æ Sestertius (22.85) . Bare head right DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS / Funeral Pyre, topped by quadriga, CONSECRATIO SC Posthumously issued. SR-5986 RIC-662. Nice Fine. $100+
275 Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus & daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr. Group of 3 Æ Sestertius. Juno seated left & 2 with Pietas stg next to altar. Obverses are about VG-F, reverses G-VG. Decent portraits. $75+
*276 Commodus. 177-192. AR Denarius (3.11). Laureate bust right / Modius containing corn-ears. RIC-94. Sim to SR-5675 but obverse legend reads M. COMM. ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT. VF/F with very expressive portrait of the emperor. $60+
*278 Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus (3.46). Draped bust right / Isis stg. right, left foot on prow, nursing infant Horus, rudder resting against altar behind. SR-6606, RIC-577. Gd Very Fine, a couple of small flan cracks. Very attractive portrait. $60+
*279 Julia Soemias, mother of Elagabalus, both murdered 11 March 222. Æ Sestertius. Bustr right/ Venus stg l., hldg apple & scepter, star in field to right. SR-7724, RIC-402. Fine with nice green patina, but heavily tooled. Still a rare coin, not often offered. $100+?
*280 Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD (225). AR Denarius (2.38) . Laureate bust right IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Fides Militum stg left holding standard in each hand FIDES MILITVM. SR-7864, RIC-139. EF. $75+
*284 ---,---Æ Sestertius. Bust right / Hippopotamus standing right. SR-9170, C-65. Gd Fine/F, nice portrait. Nice green patina, some light oxidation. Struck to commemorate thousandth anniversary of Rome's founding. $60+
285 ---,---Group of 5 Sestertii. Concordia seated left (3), Hippopotamus standing right and Pudicita seated left. 5 coins. Average VG-F, some roughness. $100+
*286 Trajan Decius 249-251. Divus Vespasian. AR Antoninianus (3.57). Radiate head of Vespasian right / Altar enclosure with double paneled door, flames rising from the top of the altar with horns on either side. SR-9461, RIC-80. VF+. One of a series of coins issued by Trajan Decius in honor of Imperial "Divi". Scarce $200+
*289 Constantius I. 305-306. Æ Follis (10.96) of Rome. Laureate bust of Constantius right / Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia, R to left, Gamma in ex.. SR-3671 sim, RIC-VI-66a. EF with nice portrait but a bit porous in spots. $50
*290 Galerius. 305-311 (311). Æ Follis (5.12) of Antioch. Laureate bust right / Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and small bust, anti in ex, star to left, Greek delta at right. RIC-162b, SR-3718ff. Ch. Brown EF. $100
*292 MAXIMINUS II, 309-313, as Caesar. 305-307 AD. Æ Follis (9.10) of Alexandria.. Laureate head right / Concordia standing facing, head left, leaning on scepter and holding fold of drapery; S-B/P/ALE. RIC VI 52 (R4). Nice VF, brown patina. Ex CNG E auction 51, #73. $100+
*294 Constantine I, the Great. 307-337 AD. Æ Follis (2.44) of Constantinople, struck late 327 AD. Rosette-diademed head right, gazing heavenwards / Victory seated left on cippus, palm branch in each hand, looking right; trophy in front, at the foot of which is kneeling captive with turned head; CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE; S/CONS in ex. RIC VII, 32.. VF and a nice example of Constantine's "gazing to heaven" coin series and the scarce Dafne issue. This issue is considered the first explicitly Christian coinage issued by a Roman mint. See Speck and Huston. $100+
*295 Constantinopolis, Commemorative. 330-346. Æ 3-4 (16 mm, 1.42) of Arles. Helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left wearing imperial mantle / Victory standing left, foot on prow, holding scepter and leaning on shield, Chi Rho to left, PCONST" in ex.. SR-3890 (type), RIC-VII, 401 (R3). VF, nice green patina. Rarely seen with the Chi Rho symbol. $125+
*296 Fausta, wife of Constantine (at least until he had her murdered in 326). Æ3 (19mm, 3.12) of Trier. Her draped bust right / Fausta stg. & holding her two children (Constantine II & Constantius II) in her arms, PTR, crescent with dot in ex. RIC-484, As SR-3905.VF+/VF, some rough spots on reverse. Nice portrait of her. $60+
*297 Helena, wife of Constantius I and mother of Constantine the Great. Æ3 (19mm, 3.13) of Siscia. Diademed and draped bust right / Securitas standing. right, holding branch pointing downward and raising robe with left hand, Gamma SIS & crecent in ex. RIC-VII, 218. SR-3908 sim. Choice Brown EF, a couple of very minor spots of porosity. A superior example of this coin. $100
*299 ---this as Caesar 319-320. Æ3 (19mm, 2.71) of Ticinum. Bust left, holding Victory on globe, mappa in left hand / Two captives below standard, Chi Rho to left, PT in ex. RIC-VII, 121 (R3). SR-3950. Nice EF, well centered and struck. A rare coin with the Chi Rho. $75+
*300 CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. AR Siliqua (20mm, 2.50 gm) of Constantinople. Struck 337-340 AD. Laureate head right, eyes turned upward as if looking towards heaven / Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; C•I in ex. RIC VIII 20 var. (laurel and rosette-diademed); RSC 2Cb var. (same). Good VF, flat spot on head. An unpublished variety. This type is rarely offered. Ex CNG E Auction 75, #87 at $770.. $750+
*301 Constantius II 337-361, this as Caesar 324-337. Æ3 (19mm, 3.55) of Cyzicus. Laureate, draped and cuir. bust left / Camp gate with two turrets and star above, SMKB in ex. SR-3984 for type, RIC-VII, 27. Choice VF/EF. $60+
*302 Magnentius. 350-353. Æ Centenionalis (23mm, 5.72) of Arles. Bare-headed bust right / Large Christogram or Chi-Rho, flanked by A- W, SSHR (?) in ex. SR-4017 type, RIC-VIII 198 (sim). Fine and struck on a slightly tight flan, thus we can't see the very bottom of the letters in exergue and we are making an educated guess. If our reading is correct, this is unrecorded as such. $100?
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*303 ---Æ Centenionalis (5.62 g). Arelate (Arles) mint. Struck AD 351-353. Similar to above but the Christogram is smaller and within a wreath. RIC VIII 192; Bastien 291. Good VF, green patina, minor smoothing in fields. Overstruck on an uncertain undertype. Rare. Ex CNG #72, Lot 1805 (@$560 + 10%) $400+
*304 PROCOPIUS. 365-366 AD. Æ3 (17mm, 3.23 gm) of Heraclea. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and shield; Chi-Rho in upper right field. Cf. RIC IX 7; LRBC 1929. Good VF/F, black patina with earthen highlights, a bit off-center, thus making the reading of exergue inscription problematical. Rare. Ex CNG Sale 63, #1551 $200?
*305 AELIA FLACCILLA, wife of Theodosius I. Æ2 (22mm 5.64 gm). Draped bust right, wearing elaborate headdress, necklace, and mantle / Victory seated right on throne, inscribing a Christogram on a shield set on a column, CONA in ex. RIC IX 55; LRBC 2149, As SR-4192. Good VF, dark olive patina. Ex CNG E Auction 66, #146 and Paul McIlroy Collection. $125+
307 1st Century Group. Augustus Æ As Bust right / large SC. SR-1685. VF/F but flan flaws, nice portrait. Tiberius Æ Dupondius Bust left / large SC. SR-1770 VG, Caligula Æ As. Bust left / Vesta std left SR-1803. F/VG but porous. Claudius Æ As Bust left / Libertas standing. SR-1860 GF/VG, decent portrait, a bit porous. Nero Æ Semis Bust left / Roma seated left F-VF/VG, very nice obverse, reverse corroded. Nerva Æ Dupondius Bust right / Fortuna standing left. aVF, with an old (perhaps) damnatio cut at neck. 6 1st century bronze coins. $200+?
308 4 Denarii. Republic, M. Aemilius Scarus & P. Plautius Hypsaeos Aretas kneeling beside camel / quadriga G-VG. Marcus Aurelius Bust right / Mars standing right VF, Severus Alexander Bust right / Salus standing left Fine and Caracalla Bust right / Sarapis standing Nice VF. 4 silver coins $125
309 10 Different Rulers. Caligula Æ Quadrans Liberty Cap, Nero As Victory, Hadrian As Salus, Antoninus Pius Dupondius Honus standing, Faustina Sr. As, Vesta standing, Gordian III As Abundantia standing, Maximianus Follis, Ques & Providence, Constantine the Great, Follis Sol standing left, Crispus Æ3 Vot V and Constantius II Centenionalis Emperor being crowned by Victory. 10 coins, the first two rough VG-F, the last 8 Fine or better with nice portraits, the Dupondius scarce. $200+
310 Group of three. Vespasian Æ Dupondius Radiate bust left / Felicity standing left; Antoninus Pius Æ As Bust right / Felicity standing and Æ Dupondius of Commodus with Annonia standing left. 3 coins. All Fine, the first a bit oxidized. $100+
311 10 Different Rulers. Hadrian As Alexandria seated left, Diocletian Post Reform Radiate Emperor & Jupiter, Maximianus Antoninianus similar reverse, Galerius Follis Genius standing., Licinius I Æ3 Jupiter standing left, Constantine I Æ3 Sol standing, Fausta Æ3 Fausta standing w. children, Helena Æ 3 Helena standing., Constans Æ4 2 soldiers either side of standard with Chi-Rho and Constantius II Æ4 with similar reverse. 10 coins, VG to EF, although most are VF or better. The Maximianus and Licinius coins are especially nice. $200+
312 10 Different Rulers. Hadrian As Egyptos reclining left, Licinius I Æ3 Emperor standing l., Constantine II Æ3 2 soldiers around 2 standards, Constans Centenionalis Emp. standing. on galley, Constantius II Æ4 2 soldiers around 1 Chi-Rho topped standard, Julian II Æ3 Vot X MVLT in wreath, Valens Æ3 Emp. dragging captive, Theodosius I Æ4 Emp hldg Chi-Rho & dragging captive, Aelia Flaccilla Æ2 Flaccilla standing and Arcadius Æ4 Victory dragging captive. 10 coins VG to VF, mostly F-VF. 5 coins with Chi-Rho. The Hadrian and Constans coins scarce. $150+
313 Group of Antoninianaii. Gordian III Victory left, Philip I Felicity standing, Otacilia Severa Juno standing left, Philip II Philip standing, with soldier beside him, Trajan Decius Two Pannoniae standing, Herennia Etruscilla Pudicitia seated left, Gallienus Providence standing left, Probus Emperor receiving globe from Victory and Diocletian with similar reverse. 9 different coins, the first 6 fairly high silver content, the last 3 silvered at best. Fine or better, most with nice portraits. $150+
314 Group of 3. Gordian III Hercules resting on club and two of Probus Sol holding globe and Temple reverse. 3 different Antoninianii, The first two F-VF, the last F/VG. $50
315 11 different Rulers. Constantine II Æ3 2 soldiers around 2 standards, Constantius II Æ4 Victory stg., Magnentius Æ3 or 1/2 Cent. 2 Victories hldg shield, Chi-Rho at top, Decentius Æ3 or 1/2 Cent. same reverse; Julian II Æ1 Bull stg. r., 2 stars above, Valentinian I Æ3 Emperor wlkg r., hldg labarum with Chi-Rho at top, Valens Æ3 Victory adv. left, Valentinian II Æ3 of Alexandria, Roma std and facing, Theodosius I Æ II Emperor stg with labarum, Arcadius Æ2 Emp stg, foot on captive, with globe & standard, Chi-Rho behind him and Theodosius II Æ4 Victory dragging captive, Chi-Rho in field. 11 4th and 5th Century Roman bronzes, The Julian II coin Fine but very porous, others mostly VF-EF. $200+
316 Constantine I, the Great. 307-337. Group of coins, Æ3's and Æ 4's. 17 coins, 8 different reverse types, many different mints. Fine to EF, mostly VF or better. $200+
*317 Constantine Era & Later Commemoratives. Constantine in quadriga, hand of God above; Victory stg l. on prow (4 coins) and she-wolf with Romulus and Remus (3). 8 coins various mints, a few with Chi-Rho on reverse. VG to VF, mostly Fine or better $75
318 Group of Coins. Constantius II (2) Æ Soldier spearing fallen horseman, Chi-Rho in field (double struck!) and Emperor stg left, hldg standard with Chi-Rho, 2 captives at feet, Valentinian I Æ3 Emperor dragging captive 3 pieces, 2 from Siscia, one from Thessalonica, all with Chi-Rho on standard and Theodosius I Æ3 same type. 6 coins, average VF $90+
*319 Group of (Mostly) Uncleaned Roman Coins. More than 150 coins in this lot of mainly 4th Century bronzes, although we did see at least a few 3rd century coins. Mostly Æ3's and 4's but one Æ 1 of Julian II (partially broken). A great many can be identified with little or no cleaning. A nice lot for those who have the time to go through. Much nicer than most we've seen offered. $500+?
*320 Group of (Mostly) Uncleaned Roman Coins. More than 200 coins in this lot mainly 4th Century lot of Æ4's. A great many can be identified with little or no cleaning. A nice lot for those who have the time to go through. Much nicer than most we've seen offered. $300+
BYZANTINE AND EARLY ISLAMIC COINS (back to top)
*321 Justinian I. 527-565. Æ Follis (19.35) of Antioch. Facing bust holding cross and shield, another cross to right / Large M, cross above, gamma below. Year 21. SB-220, DO-218c, MIB-145. Very attractive VF on large flan. Ex CNG E auction June 2001. $75+
323 Alexius I, Comnenus. 1018-1118. Æ Follis (4.95). Cross on two steps with globule at each extremity / 4 line legend. SB-1911. Struck at Thessalonica. VG/F. Ex Slocum collection. $50?
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324 Byzantine Assortment. Anastasius I Æ Follis SB-19 GF, Justin I Æ Pentanummium SB-75 F/VF, Justinian I Æ 1/2 Follis SB-165 VG/F, Justin II & Sophia Æ Follis SB-360 F/VF, Maurice Tiberius Æ 1/2 Follis of Theoupolis SB-534 F, Heraclius Æ Follis of Cyzicus SB-839 F, some encrustation, Anonymous Follis SB-1813 F-VF, Manuel I Bi Aspron Trachy VF and Andronicus I Commenus Bi Aspron Trachy SB-1985 aVF. 9 different coins, Constantinopolis except where noted. $200+
325 Group of 3. Justin II and Sophia Æ Follis of Constantinople. SB-360 VG-F; Æ Follis of Phocas and Leontia Nice Fine and Æ30 from Cilicia with busts of Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea. VG-F. 3 coins $100+
326 Group of Byzantine coins. Justin I Æ Pentanummium (3), Justinian I Æ 16 Nummi of Thessalonica, Justin II with Sophia Æ Follis of Cyzicus and Maurice Tiberius Æ 1/2 Follis of Antioch. 6 coins, mostly F-VF $75?
326a Group of 40 BYZANTINE bronzes, includes Follis, 1/2 follis and Pemtanummium. Various rulers. Grades from Poor to Fine+, most VG or so. Some in need of cleaning. $150+?
329 ---,---c. 715 AD. Æ Small Fals (1.98). 5 branch Menorah / Legend. SNAT-29, Alb-163. VG, $50?
331 ---Tabariya (Tiberias). ÆFals. Legend / Crouching lion advancing left. SNAT-367. VG. Scarce type $40
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL COINS, MEDALS AND TOKENS (back to top)
332 Argentina. 1863. WM 42mm. For the Inauguration of the Rosaria to Cordoba Railroad. Steam engine in center, legend around / Arms of Argentina, legend around. EF, some reverse porosity. This cast medal was only the 2nd Railroad medal issued in Argentina. $40?
*333 ---Inauguration of the Andino Railroad. 1885. Bronze 41mm by Domingo . Train in front of mountains, legend around / Shields in center. Interprovincial Exhibition in Mendoza. Moy-467. EF. Attractive chocolate brown. $60+
*338 ---Archduke Leopold as Count of Tyrol. ND (1626). AR Double Taler . Conjoined busts of Leopold and Claudia de Medici / Wreath over Eagle. Mount removed, but still decent, important and affordable. Dav-3331, KM-639. VF, lightly cleaned. Marriage Taler $400+
*339 ---,---1632. Taler (Hall Mint) . Crowned 1/2 figure right with sword and scepter, date to right / Crowned arms with Order chain around arms. BVRGVND variety on reverse. Dav-3338b, KM-629.4. Nice EF. $225+
*343 ---Salzburg. Wolf Dietrich Graf von. Raitenau. ND (1593). Klippe Half Taler. Half length bust of St. Rupert above Salzburg arms / High tower with thunderstorm all around it. Probszt-810. EF. A VF example sold in CNG's Jan. 2008 sale for $600 (+15%)! $350
*344 ---,---Paris von Lodron. 1644. 1/9 Klippe Taler. Saint Rupert seated facing on throne, wearing miter, holding staff in right hand, saltcellar in left / Coat of arms of Salzburg surmounted by cross; legate's hat above. Probst-1312, KM-150. VF. $185
*347 Belgium, Leopold II & Philip of Flanders. 1888. Silvered 70mm Conjoined busts/ "L'Union Fait La Force 1888 Bruxelles". Awarded to " Scwenk ULM A.D." as the Silver Medallists. Nicely toned EF, rim bruise reverse. $40+
*354 ---,---Maud of Hainaut. 1316-1318. Bi Denier Tournois. Legend around cross, pellet in bottom two angles of cross / Castle tournois, pheon below, pellet to left. As CCS-33 but with additional pellet on obverse. VF. Rare? $60+
*362 ---,---"The Queen's Medal". 1887. Silver 51mm by Hamilton & Inches . Crowned bust of Victoria in center "Jubilee" in Hebrew in horn 1837-1887. VICTORIA DG REG ET IMPER / Athena standing left, holding spear & shield, on prow., Greek legend below (Best of Men?). dunnrossness school board, presented to maria j. goudie on edge 1890 on edge. BHM-3254 (R). Choice PL, light hairlines. Very attractive. $350?
*364 ---,---1902. Silver 31mm by GW de Saulles. His crowned draped bust right / Bust of Alexandra right, crowned, draped and veiled. Official coronation medal. BHM-3737, Eim-1871. Lightly toned EF. $50
366 ---Elizabeth II. Sir Richard Burbidge Bart, Chairman of Harrods 1945-1959 Bronze 57mm by Paul Vincze. His high relief bust left / 2 allegorical figures facing each other, one holding serpent entwined staff, the other a cornucopia, Latin legend above. As struck. $35+?
*367 ---,---William Shakespeare by Paul Vincze. 1964 Silver 57 mm. Struck for the 400th Anniversary of his birth. His bust left / A male and a female figure hold open book, torch and masks of comedy and tragedy. Eimer-2103. Scarce in this large silver size. $60
*372 ---,---Paul Vincze Original cast Artists Models. 1969. 200th Anniversary of the Stratford Jubilee. c. 280mm. Huge cast models for both the obverse and reverse. Shakespeare obverse, David Garrick reverse. As made, two large pieces. $200?
*373 ---,---1986. 10th International Numismatic Congress. Æ57 by Robert Elderton. At a table stand the female figures of History and Archeology being instructed by that of Numismatics / Londinia seated left, welcoming two classically-robed delegates. Eimer-2148. This is the last medal listed by Chris Eimer. $40
374 France, Languedoc, Counts of Melgueil, Bishops of Maguelonne. 11th-13th Centuries. Bi Deniar (.61). Large I, K and backward K to either side / 4 annulets. Boudeau-753, SCMF-4336. F-VF, irregular flan. $50+
*377 ---,---ND. Æ41mm by Jean Mauger. Spanish Siege of Guise defeated. Young headed bust right / Two allegorical figures holding a wreath, Latin legend around. As Divo-30. Forrer 3, 618. EF, a couple of minor rim nicks. A die break extends from the top of the head on the obverse to the edge of the medal between the R & E of Rex. $175+
*379 ---Napoleon. 1800 (c. 1815). Grand St. Bernard Passage. Æ59mm. A depiction of the Battle of Marengo under an unusually small head of Napoleon. Behind the bust and scene are captured flags and cannon from the battle / Napoleon in uniform on horse, cutting a path through the rocks of the Saint-Bernard, while hurling a thunderbolt. Prince d'Essling-827, Bramson-33. Obverse by F. Montagny, reverse by Montagny D'Apres and Andrieu. As struck, a few areas of discoloration. $75+?
For another Napoleonic medal, see Lot 706
*380 ---Anti-Napoleon III Satirical Coin. 1870. 5 Centimes size. Helmeted head left, smoking cigarette, "Napoleon III Le Miserable, 80,000 Prisoners" / Eagle with owl head, "Vampire of France 2 Dec. 1851- 2 Sept 1870". . Nice EF. $50
*383 French Indo-China. Under France. 1889-A. 50 Centimes. Extremely rare, only 100 minted. KM-4, Y8. Proof, slightly mishandled. We can find no record of this coin being offered for sale in at least 10 years! Krause values this at $3000! $2000+
*384 Germany. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Karl I. 1765 IDB. 2/3 Taler. Bust right / Horse bounding left. KM-973.1, Cr-75. aVF. In a filigree broach with 5 red stones (one missing) on the reverse. Attractive with loop for wearing $100+
*385 ---Hamburg. 1908. Gottfried Semper. Æ 60mm by L. Semper. His bust left in center, legend around / Legend. Semper was a famed 19th century architect with most of his more famous buildings being in Dresden. Among his most well known were the Dresden Synagogue and the Dresden Opera House. EF $40?
*388 ---Schaumburg-Lippe. Albrecht Georg. 1904-A. 5 Mark. Bust left / Arms. Y-204, Dav-911. BU, a few bag marks. Very rare. Only 2 pieces have sold in recent years, one for about $1800, the other more than that. Krause values at $2400! $1500+
393 ---Group of 3rd Reich coins. 1 Pfennig 1938 A, G, J 1941 J & 1943 A; 2 Pfennig 1938 D (2), E, G and 10 Pfennig 1941 B. Also in this lot is a 5 Pfg Zinc WWI POW token from Cassel $25?
*395 ---,---Fritz Wunderlich. ND. Silver 40mm Facing bust of Wunderlich, his name and dates of birth and death (1930-1966 above) / View of Stadt Kusel-Pfalz. PL EF, a few minor hairlines. Wunderlich was a German tenor who died after falling down a flight of stairs. In 2008 he was voted the 4th greatest tenor of all time by the BBC. $35+?
*397 Hejaz. Railway Medal. AH1318 (c. 1900). Silvered 29mm. Locomotive, 1318 / Legend. Awarded to workers laying the Railroad line from Damascus to Haifa to Medina. Destroyed before it reached it's final destination in Mecca during WWI. NP-1118, Moy-568A, Haff JTM-AM-8. EF, holed as issued. Rare. $200+
*399 ---Curragh Internment Camp, WWII Metal token issue. 1940. Camp-5550-5553, SB-211-214, F/F IR-1650-1653. 1 & 6 Pence, 1 and 2 Shillings. Set of 4. VF-VF+. Ireland was officially neutral in WWII, thus combatants on both sides were interned at Curragh about 35 miles southwest of Dublin. We sold a similar set in our sale 33E for $500 $500
*400 Isle of Man. Onchon WWII Internment Camp. ND. 1/2 Pence. Triquetra at center. The scarcest denomination. Pierced. For German (mostly Jewish) internees. C-5541, KM-TN23, F/F IM-1420. Ch. EF, with two small holes. $200
403 Israel. 1948-1957, Type Set in Dansco Album. 16 coins, 15 of which are BU. Contains 25 Mils 1948 (VF), 1, 5, 10 (4), 25, 50 (2), 100 (2), 250 (2) & 500 Prutot. All unc., but for the first. Includes 2 silver coins. The 25 Prutot 1949 is the scarce without pearl variety. Approximately $200 in retail value. $150
407 --- Group of Error coins. 48 10 Pruta 1952 and 46 5 Agorot of the 1960's. All with minor mint imperfections. The first group most slightly off-center or other minor defects, the 2nd group mainly filled dies. Fine to EF, most VF. 94 coins. They have been stored in plastic holders for many years, most have PVC residue, which can be removed with acetone. Sold as is, no returns. $100+?
408 ---Group of coins, plus 2 tokens and an interesting pin. 16 coins including 1, 5 and 10 Agorots 1962 small date types in BU, Palestine 2 Mil 1941 F, 1954 25 & 50 Pruta in BU, 2 1975 Seasons Greatings error tokens and perhaps the most interesting item an enameled pin in a 2 x 2 holder. The holder says, "Leah Avni's Personal Nurses Pin. Gift from Leah Avni to Claire". The Claire in question is Claire Abelson, wife of Ben. $50+
411 ---Group. Includes 16 silver crowns, late 1960's to early 1970s, 8 silver Hanukkah coins from the 1970's, a 1978 French Lamp in BU and 2 Season's Greetings tokens. 27 pieces, 24 are silver, some with bagmarks. $200?
412 ---Shabbat Candles. 1992. 1 and 2 Sheqalim Judaica Series. KM-238/239, H-27/27a. BU and Proof. in Case of Issue . $50?
413 ---1965-1994. A group of 42 mint sets, mostly different only a few duplicates. A neat lot. Also included in this lot is a set of 3 different Israeli Telephone tokens (1955, 64 & 66), 1967 Victory 10 Pd Proof, 1949 10 Pruta w/o/p, 1967 1 Pound (Type I), 1979 5 Pound (these last 3 BU) and a 2000 Bronze 70mm state medal celebrating the Great 2000 Jubilee. A nice lot $150+
414 Italy, Naples. Charles II of Anjou. 1285-1309. Bi Denaro Regale (.60). Facing bust / Cross of Fleur de Lis. Bi-1631. F-VF, bit rough. Not common. $50
417 ---Pavia. Otto. 961-973. AR Denaro (1.06). OT TO in 2 lines, legend around / Legend. Bi-1823. Fine. $50
425 ---Vatican City. John Paul II. 1992, 1993 and 1994. Silver 40mm medals by Gianni Contri. Each with various details of the Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo. The first two are in a 2 medal red case, while the 3rd is in it's own case. As struck. $50?
*426 ---Victor Emanuel I. United Italy Military Medal. 1870. Silver 32mm, with red, white and green ribbon as issued. Bust of Umberto I left / "Unita D;Italia 1848-1870" in 3 lines within wreath. Toned EF. Probably struck later than 1870. $75
*427 ---Umberto I. African Campaign. (1894). Bronze 32mm with red and blue ribbon. Crowned bust of Umberto I right / "Campagne D'Africa" in two lines within wreath. Nice Unc., small spot near top of crown. Gill ER-10 $150?
*429 ---,---Early 20th Century. ND. Al Valor Militaire Medal. Silver 35mm with blue ribbon. Crowned cross on shield within wreath "Al Valore Militare" around / Wreath around black center (for name). Choice Toned Au-Unc. $40+
*432 ---,---ND (1936). Ethiopian Campaign. Æ 34mm with blue and black ribbon. Bust of Victor Emmanuel III left / Fasces to left of mountain scene, 2 line legend (many enemies, much honor) below & below that the signature of Mussolini. Schwan-Boling 351, Gill page 295. EF $40+
433 Italy. Republic. 1954. 10 Lire . Low mintage. KM-93. BU. $40+
For an Italian related French medal, see Lot #376
*434 Jamaica. Jamaica Street Car Co.. Copper-Nickel 19mm.. ND Early 20th Century. One Fare . "One 1 Fare" in 3 lines / "Jamaica Street Car Co. Y Ltd". in 3 lines. Octagonal. Prid-140, Byrne-858a. BU. $85
For a Dutch related French medal, se Lot 378
*442 palestine. Templar Tokens. ND (1880's). 5, 10, 20 & 40 Para brass type without Consum Mark. Haffner JTM CC-13a. Complete set of 4 denominations, the two smaller pieces are uncirculated, the other two EF. Certainly the 5 and 10 Para tokens are among the finest extant. $500+
*443 ---1918 Æ44. Below symbol in center is "53rd Welsh Division Egypt 1918" in 4 lines, around that the names of the following places; Beersheba, Bethleham, Jerusalem, Jericho, Samieh, Sulva, Western Desert, Sinai & Gaza. At the bottom, the maker's name , P. Minissian, Cairo. The reverse has a wreath and a place for a name to be engraved. On this example someone has crudely hand scratched "M.F. 7/0 ESA" in 2 lines. VF, nicks. We had a similar piece 15 or so years ago. $50+?
*444 ---c. 1930. Palatin Hotel, Tel-Aviv. Haffner JTM CC-5B. 5 Piastres. AU, with luster. I don't think I've ever offered an example this nice. The last we had of this scarce token was 3 years ago when a GVF example sold for $220. $400+
449 ---,--- 20 Mils 1934. Y5, KM-5. VF, couple of minor rim nicks. Key date. $75
460 ---Hagana Defence Tokens. (1938). Group of 3 different varieties. Haffner A, B & C. See page 357 of her 1970 book. All nice EF or better, seldom offered as a set. $60+
*461 ---British Mandate. Complete 59 piece date set in Dansco Album. Average grade F-VF. the lower denominations mostly VF or better, the silver coins mostly Fine. Please note that coins in these US made albums tend to "slide" between the pages. As we write this catalog and when we mail the albums the coins will be in the correct holes. Sold as is no returns. $1000+
*462 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set in Dansco Album. Average grade F-VF. the lower denominations mostly VF or better, the silver coins mostly Fine. This is probably a bit better overall than the above set. Sold as is no returns. $1000+
*463 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set. This in blue Israeli made Album. Average grade F-VF. the lower denominations mostly VF or better, the silver coins mostly Fine. The cord that is used to keep the album closed is broken. The coins in the Israeli made albums tend to stay in their holes better than the US albums. Sold as is no returns. $1000+
*464 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set in black Israeli made Album. Average grade F-VF. the lower denominations mostly VF or better, the silver coins mostly Fine. This is the nicest of the 4 sets in albums. Sold as is no returns. $1000+
465 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set. Not in an album, but nicer than any of the above. All the non-silver coins (including the 20 Mils!) are VF or better, the 50 mostly F-VF. Some of the more noteworthy coins: 1 Mil 1937 EF, 1940 VF+; 5 Mils 1939, 1941 and 1946 EF; 10 Mils 1934 VF+, 1946 EF; 20 Mils 1941 VF+; 50 Mils 1931 & 1933 F-VF, 1934, 1939 & 1940 EF; 100 Mils all VF but for 1931 & 1934 which are decent Fines. Sold as is no returns. $1250
466 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set. F to EF, mostly VF for non-silver coins and Fine for silver coins. Overall nicer than the sets in the albums. $1000+
467 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set. F to EF, mostly VF for non-silver coins and Fine for silver coins. Overall nicer than the sets in the albums. $1000+
468 ---,---Another Complete 59 piece date set. F to EF, mostly VF for non-silver coins and Fine for silver coins. Overall nicer than the sets in the albums. $1000+
469 ---,---The remainder of the collection. Contains 1 Mil (18 coins, all dates including 2 1940), 2 Mils (7 coins,all dates, 2 1945, 1 1946), 5 Mils (12 coins, all dates, 2 each 1934 & 1941), 10 Mils (18 coins, all dates & types, 2 each 1933, 1934 & 1941), 20 Mils (11 coins no 1934 or 1941 but 2 each 1933 and 1944, 50 Mils (13 coins, all dates including 2 1931) and 100 Mils (8 coins, missing 1931, 1934 & 1940). 87 coins mostly F-VF, most of the non-silver coins are VF, while most of the silver pieces are Fine. $500+
470 ---,---Group of 80 coins. 60 x 1 Mils, all dates but 1935 and 1940, 18 2 Mils, all dates including 1 1945 and 3 1946 and one each 1935 50 and 100 Mils. VG to VF, most are Fine or better. $100+?
471 ---Israeli Made Album for 59 piece set. Cover shows some aging, but pages and insides as new. Scarce as such. Empty. $50+
*472 ---12 coins in Deluxe Album for Palestine British Mandate Coins. Made privately in a limited edition by Dansco for Doudar-Darwish of California. In green with gold lettering. The inside cover contains descriptions of the entire series and the mintages of each coin. As new. With slip cover. Among the coins are 2 Mils 1945 & 1946 and 1927 50 & 100 Mils. We sold a few of these albums at $85 in 2003. $75?
*473 ---1948. Æ35mm medal. Showing map of Palestine (in shape of blade), with 1948 to left and Filastin to right (both in Arabic) with enameled green wreath around crossed swords above, church with cross atop and crescent above, all with red ribbon with two black stripes attached. Presumably issued by Syria, $40+
475 Poland. 2008 2 Zlotych in brass or "Nordic Gold". Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Polish arms / Barbed wire in the shape of Star of David and a female Ghetto fighter. Group of 3 BU coins $35+
*476 ---Litzmannstadt (Lodz Ghetto). 1942 10 Pfennig (.87), Type I. Fine, light corrosion. These rare pieces were quickly recalled and replaced by the Type II coins (see below) for a number of reasons, including that they looked too much like the regular German coins and they were too big and wasted material. (See Israel Numismatic Journal, I, 1963, pages 81-84). Camp-4751a, F/F PO-571. KM-TN1, Terlecki-249, SB-1022. The last we had, in the spring of 2005, was in similar condition and sold for $210. $200
*477 ---,---1942 10 Pfennig (.71), Type II. Magnesium. The more common, but still scarce type two. (See Israel Numismatic Journal, I, 1963, pages 81-84). Camp-4751b, F/F PO-572, KM-TN5, Terlecki-250, Franquinet-p.63. VG-F, with corrosion as usual. Dark which will make it difficult to photograph, but nicer than most we've had. $75
483 ---,---1943 10 Mark Magnesium (1.58). KM-TN3a, Camp-4753a, F/F PO-574a. F-VF, moderate porosity. A typical example. $60+
486 ---,---1943 5 & 10 Mark. Aluminum. (1.59 & 3.50). KM-Tn-2 & 3, Camp-4752b & 53b, F/F PO-573b, & 574b. VF+. A nice pair $125+
487 ---,---Another pair as above Aluminum. (1.62 & 3.48). VF+. $125+
*488 ---,---5 (1.35), 10 (3.5) and 20 Marks (6.97) Aluminum. KM TN2a, 3a, & 4, F/F PO-573-575, Campbell 4752b, 4753b & 4554. All VF or better, a very nice grouping. Purchased by our consignor from Bowers and Merena in 1986. Their tag included. $250+
489 ---,---Pair of 1943 10 Mark "Souvenir" coins. 1) 8.98 grams, Cast with "souvenir" below "Mark" and traces of another word between the two. Fine. 2) 10.30 grams. With "souvenir ©" below "Mark". EF. A struck counterfeit of much better quality than the first. 2 copies made for the tourist trade, both clearly marked as such. $40?
*491 ---USSR-Kyrgyz SSR. 1984. Æ 70mm by V.S. Kopotev. Bust of Lenin left, in wreath with hammer & sickle above / Kyrgyz CCP 1924-1984 around emblem, flanked by two enamel flags. Commemorates 50 years of friendship between USSR and Kyrgyz. $40
*496 Slovakia. Slovak-American Contribution. 1907. WM 27 mm Token. Slightly facing bust of Pavel Mudron, name below, i am proud to be a slovak / 25 above 1907 slovak league for our slovak language. .Legends in Slovak. VF, nicks. $60+
*497 South Africa. Cape Province, Montague . Divisional Council ND . 1/4 Day work 18mm brass token . a.r. 1/4 dag m in three lines / Uniface. In use between 1944-1946. Maynard C-497. VF, spot of oxidation. $50+
499 Southern Rhodesia. George VI. 1940. 2 Shillings. Bust left / Deer standing left. KM-19, Y20. VF+, rim niks. $50+
For a Spanish related French medal, see Lot #377
*507 Sweden. 1945 Æ60 mm by Erik Lindberg. Marcus Wallenberg. His high relief bust left / Legend above and below wreath & scroll. EF. Wallenberg was a businessman, banker and diplomat and he is best known for brokering a crucial trade agreement 1916–1918 between the United Kingdom and Sweden. He was also a cousin of the famed Raoul Wallenberg who is famous for saving thousands of Jews as Swedish minister to Hungary during WWII. $50+
For a related Ottoman item See Lot #397
*510 United States. 1863 Patriotic Civil War Token. Magen David in wreath / "Union" and flags. Fuld 189/399. Nice EF. The significance of the Magen David (Jewish Star) is unknown. Ex our Sale 35D, Lot 631 at $75 $60+
*511 ---1909 64mm Silver Medal by Emil Fuchs, for the American Numismatic Society in honor of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. Henry Hudson with his sailors aboard ship / Three allegorical female figures, the central one holding a model of Fulton's steamboat, seated in an arcade with views of old and modern New York. Toned EF, marked Sterling on the edge. Rare?. $250+?
*512 ---ND. There is No Place Like Home. Æ70 mm by Isidore Konti. Mother, father and two children under Latin legend / Allegorical woman walking right. Konti was more well-known as a sculptor. VF, some nicks. #2 in the Circle of Friends of the Medallion Series. Seldom seen. His most famous medallic art piece is the 1905 250th Anniversary of the Jewish Settlement in the US $100+
*513 ---Esperanto Conference. 1930. Delegates badge and ribbon for the Esperanto Congress held in Boston in 1903. Empty name plate, green ribbon with 6 line legend, mostly in Esperanto and 1930 Massachusetts Tercentenary Æ32mm medal. Name of delegate is missing. Early Esperanto items are scarce.. $50
*514 ---1952. "The President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman' by Paul Vincze. Their conjoined busts left, "1952" below. Uniface. No. 6 on edge. No doubt scarce. A similar medal in silver brought $140 in our Sale 36C. $50
*515 ---1965 Four Chaplains Silver 39mm medal by E. P. The Four Chaplains were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the USAT Dorchester during World War II. They helped soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out; 230 of the 904 men aboard the ship were rescued. The chaplains, who all held the rank of lieutenant, were the Methodist Reverend George L. Fox, the Jewish Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, the Roman Catholic Priest John P. Washington and the Reformed Church in America Reverend Clark V. Poling. Proof. $50+
*517 ---American Numismatic Society Membership Medal, ND. Bronze, 63.5mm. By Frank Eliscu. Obv. Richly feathered owl on branch with three oak leaves and acorns, PARVA NE/ PEREANT, Let Not the Small Things Perish. Rev. Oak sapling splitting rock, Society name as legend. Struck by Medallic Art Co. $40
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*524 ---Mauthausen Concentration Camp. 1 Reichsmark in blue. Type with Prämienschein. F/F AS-236 (this note), Camp-4077b (similar but this is blue). Nice VF, with a few stains and some hinge marks on back. The numbers "10.44" (and perhaps a 1 or 7 before that) are handstamped in purple about four times 1/3 of the way from the right edge. Notes from this camp are extremely rare, this is only the 2nd we can recall offering in the past 15 years. This is the Feller plate note. $1000+?
*525 Canada. 1933 Lottery Ticket. For the English Grand National Lottery and for the benefit of The Army & Navy Veterans in Canada, Quebec Unit 33. Depicts flags of England, Canada, US and France. In red, white and blue. Interestingly, despite it's Quebec connections, this is entirely in English. VF $45?
526 China, Federal Reserve Bank of China (Japanese Puppet Bank). P-J89a 500 Yuan (1945). Temple of Heaven at left. Nice VF-EF. $25
*527 Congo Democratic Republic. P-14s. Five Zaires. 24 November 1971. Specimen in Unc. We sold a similar note in our Fall 2004 sale for $125. It now catalogs at $250! That seems a bit high, but who knows $75+?
*528 cyprus American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. (The Joint). Campbell-5515, F/F- CY-1877. Haffner (1970) page 231, Schwan-Boling 243 (page 388). 5 Shilling canteen chit. Fine, small tear at right, hinge mark on reverse. Extremely rare, seldom offered. S-B writes, "these are among the most desirable of the entire DP series". Sold by us via private treaty to another dealer in 2000 we purchased it back in 2007 and sold it to the present consignor in May of that year for $1750. $1500?
*529 czechoslovakia, Holleischen (Holysov). A forced labor sub-camp of Flossenburg located near Prague. 16 chits, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 15, 20, 40, & 50 rpf and 1 and 2 Reichsmarks. C-4081-4106, PS 102-117, F/F CZ 190-205.16 unc chits, missing only 5 RM to be a complete set. $150
*534 England, Genuine White Fiver. 5 Pound, 9 April 1936. P-335a, F/F GE-310. London, Peppiatt signature. EF, a few pinholes, light paper clip rust stain. No notch, printed on the left hand side of the pair. Genuine "White Notes" are scarce. $200+
*535 ---Genuine White 10 £ note, 17 April 1935. P-336. London, Peppiatt signature. F-VF, but rough bottom edge and tear at top. Notch at right (as made) indicates it was printed on the right hand side. Boxed hand stamp on back "AB 16/ 8457". The 8457 being written in by hand. Possibly this was an official stamp indicating the the Bank of England "passed" this note. $200+
*536 ---Operation Bernhard. Forgery of English 5 £ note, 30 March 1935. Camp-4065, P-335a, F/F GE-310. London, Peppiatt signature. AU, a few tiny pinholes. Probably the nicest Operation Bernhard Forgery we've ever offered. $150+
*538 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 10 £ note, 27 October 1934. Camp-4066b, P-336, F/F 311b. Leeds, Peppiatt signature. VF, rough bottom edge, with notch (as made) on right hand side. Slightly aged (as made?) upper left margin. This note was payable "here or in London". "Here" indicates Leeds where the note purports it was made. Rare as such, I can't recall offering one of these before. $250+
539 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 10 £ note, 18 September 1936. Camp-4066b, P-336, F/F 311b. VF, but foxing and aging along left edge with tear at top left extending from Britannia's right shoulder and small tear at right edge. It's possible that some, or all, of these faults were purposely made by the counterfeiters. $100+
540 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 10 £ note, 18 November 1936. Camp-4066b, P-336, F/F 311b. VF, a couple of small tears have been repaired on back. Decent note. $125+
*541 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 20 £ note, 20 November 1930. Camp-4067a, P-337a, F/F 312a. Catterns, signature. EF, very nice note. An early date. The Fellers and Lance Campbell have the same values for the signatures of Catterns and Peppiatt. We have to disagree as we have seen (at least) 20 to 25 of the Peppiatt examples for every Catterns signature and thus this should be worth more. $225+
543 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 20 £ note, 7 June 1937. Camp-4067b, P-337a, F/F 312b. Peppiatt, signature. aVF, but for rough right edge as well as bottom right edge. In addition a tear on right side. $125+
*544 ---Operation Bernhard Forgery of a 50 £ note. 15 June 1933. London, Catterns signature. Camp-4068a, P-338a, Feller GE-313a. VF, a couple of tiny holes, foxing along top and left edges and small tear at top. This is only the 2nd 50 Pound Catterns forgery that we can recall offering in at least 15 years $200+
545 ---POW Camp General Issue. 3 Pence Series A with overprints. C-5015b, W-D for War Department. Fine. Scarce. $60+
*548 ---WWII Propaganda note. SB-192, Arabic text on the back of a facsimile of a 1 Pound English note. 10 lines of Arabic text below a heading on this note made by the Axis. EF-AU, thus much nicer than any we've offered. $150
*549 ---British Armed Forces. Group of notes P-M9, SB-403 3 Pence VF; P-M10, SB-404 6d aEF; P-M11, SB-405 1/- F, P-M12, SB-406 2/-, 6d. VF and P-M13. SB-407 5/-. VF, but tear at bottom margin (not in body of note). 5 notes, issued just after the conclusion of WWII. $150+
*552 ---Diedenhofen. WWII, Rochling Iron and Steel Company Work Camp. Set of 6 cardboard notes, 10 Pfennig, .25, .50 (2 diff), 1 (actually 2 pieces printed together), and 2 Mark. Campbell 4122-4124, 4125b, 4129 and 4132, F/F Fr-411-412, 413 a & b, 414d and 416, . Unc. The first four dated 8 August 1942 and gray, the last two are beige and dated 5 days later. Considered fantasies by most authorities. Sold as is, no returns. $100+
553 Germany. Konversionkasse. P-199 5 Reichsmarks. 28 August 1933. Complete set of the 5 known series. A, B, C, D & E. All AU-Unc, without pinholes! Scarce as such. $250+
554 ---,---5 Marks. 28 August 1933, with overprint 1934 at left. P-207. Complete set of 5 known series letters, A, B, C, D & E. Series A VF+, Series D EF with pinholes, others Au-Unc without pinholes. $200+
555 ---,---10 Reichsmark 28 August 1933. P-200. Set of 3 different series letters A, B and D. Missing Series C and E. (We haven't sold a series E via auction for at least 15 years) The first two EF-AU and the third VF with pinholes. $200?
556 ---,---10 Reichsmark 28 August 1933 overprinted 1934. Complete set of 5 series letters, A, B, C, D & E. All grade EF or better with usual pinholes. $300?
*557 ---,---30 Reichsmark 28 August 1933. P-201. Series A. EF-AU with pinholes and punched cancelled WERTLOS (worthless) at bottom. Very minor stains along lower left margin. The 30 and (even more so) the 40 mark are scarce to rare denominations. I can find records of only offering three 30 RM notes in the past 15 years! This is the only 30 RM cancelled note that I can recall offering! $150+
*558 ---,---30 Reichsmark 28 August 1933. P-201. Series D. AU, with barely noticeable pinholes. We sold this note to the consignor in July of 2006 and it is the only Series D 30 RM of 1933 that I can recall offering in at least 15 years!. Rare. $250
*559 ---,---30 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprinted 1934. P-209. Series A. EF. Pick values the overprinted 1934 30 RM lower than the non-overprinted date, but I can find no record of offering or selling this note in at least 15 years. $150+
*562 ---,---40 RM. 28 August 1933. P-202. Series A, punched cancelled WERTLOS (worthless). EF-AU. The 40 RM is even scarcer than the 30 RM. We can recall only one we've sold in the past 15 years. That was a nice Au-Unc for $300 (to another dealer!) in 2001. $200?
*563 ---,---40 RM. 28 August 1933. P-202. Series B. VF, pinholes, small tear at upper left and discoloration at left. Very rare as a non-cancelled note. The only Series B 40 RM (of either date) that I can recall having in at least 15 years! $200+
*564 ---,---40 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprinted 1934 at left. P-210. Punched ENTWERTET (Cancelled) at bottom. EF-AU without pinholes. This is the first 40 Mark 1934 (cancelled or non-cancelled) note that I can recall offering in at least 15 years! The use of two different punch cancellations (Wertlos and Entwertet) raises the question. Why? $200+
566 ---,---50 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprint 1934 at left. P-211. Series A. EF pinholes $65
567 ---,---50 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprint 1934 at left. P-211. Series B. VF-EF pinholes $50+
570 ---,---50 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprint 1934 at left. P-211. Series D. Nice EF with pinholes. $75
*571 ---,---50 Reichsmark 28 August 1933, overprint 1934 at left. P-211. Series E. about VF, but without any apparent pinholes! Scarce series! I have no record of selling this note for at least 15 years. $60+?
574 ---,---Group of 5 notes. All punched ENTWERTET. 5 RM 1933 Ser C, 5 RM 1934 Ser E, 10 RM 1933 Ser. B & D and 10 RM 1934 Series E. All Au-Unc, without pinholes. $200+
575 ---,---Pair of Notes. P-199 5 RM 1933 and P-208 10 RM 1934. Both punched WERTLOS. Both AU-Unc and without pinholes $75+
*576 ---Konversionkasse Bond. 1000 US Dollars 1 July 1936. SB-224. Orange. This is the first issue of these bonds and is in an entirely different format. Printed in English and German. Rare. 1st we have offered in more than 15 years! EF, but for tear and 2 staple holes at upper right, with 3 coupons attached. See Schwan-Boling page 484 for further information. $300+
*577 ---Fractional Certificates. A pair, one for 113.89 RM's, the other for 147.87. The first dated 1 June 1936, green and maroon on white, the 2nd dated 1 September 1935 and green and black on white. Haven't seen these before. EF. $75+
*578 ---,--- A group of 4: All in Dutch Guldens, .76, 2.50 and two different 10 Gulden. All Series I, with holes punched over each of the four signatures. We've never seen these before. Schwan-Boling (page 484) says that there are "reports" of these. 4 pieces. EF. $100+
*579 ---1935 200 Reichsmark 3% Konversionkasse 10 Year Bond. Blue. Series A. Similar to Schwan-Boling #231 (page 485-486) but for some slight differences in layout and unlisted date of 1 September 1935.. Rare. EF with hole punch near signature. A similar bond with this date sold in our sale 38D for $200. $150+
*580 ---,---1935 500 Reichsmark 3% 10 Year Bond. Similar to Schwan-Boling #232 (page 485-486) but unlisted date of 1 September 1935! In green! Series A. SB lists issue dates of 1 July 1936, 1 March 1937 and 1 June of 1937. this is the earliest of any we have seen. EF with hole punch near signature. Rare. SB does not list a color perhaps signifying that they had not seen this denomination. We've only offered a 500 RM bond once previously. In our sale 38C, the preceding serial number sold for $250! $200+?
*582 ---,---1935 1000 Reichsmark 3% 10 Year Bond. Similar to Schwan-Boling #232 (page 485-486) but unlisted date of 1 September 1935!. In brown! Series A. SB lists issue dates of 1 July 1936, 1 March 1937 and 1 June of 1937. this is the earliest of any we have seen. EF with hole punch near signature. Rare. The only previous time we offered a 1935 1000 RM bond was in sale 38C where one sold for $300 $200+?
*583 ---,---1937 $1000 3% 10 Year Bond. Schwan-Boling #243 (page 485), 1 June 1937. Au-Unc. New Series. SB just mentions that they assume these have been issued. Their assumption is correct. A similar one sold in our sale 37A for $240! $200+?
*584 ---1941. Ration Card. Munich. For Meat or Meat Goods. February 1941. Contains 40 small coupons and 3 larger ones. The smaller ones are overprinted with a large red J, the others with Ungültig. On thin blue paper. $125+?
*585 ---Workers Ration Card. 1942. For forced laborers for the week of November 9-15, 1942. Given to special technicians that due to their vital jobs were taken out of camps and stayed in barracks which were located near the "Aeg Kabel,Werk, Oberspree (the AEG Cable plant in Berlin) as noted on the back of each coupon. The technicians stayed in barracks located within the plant's area. There are 26 coupons, 7 each for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus 5 coupons for soup, (Monday through Friday). All coupons handstamped with date on front. Unused. VF-EF. Scarce. Ex Lot 785, Sale 35D ($120) and the only one I can recall seeing. $90+
*586 ---1943. Ration Card. Munich. For Bread. July-August 1943. Contains 12 large coupons for 500 grams and 26 smaller coupons for 50 grams, 32 overstamped in blue, the other 6 stamped Ungültig. On thin orange paper $125+?
*588 ---1944. Ration Card for Bread. Reichsbrotkarte A. Printed on thin paper. 25 September to 15 October 1944, Munch. c. 5 1/2 x 6" with 14 coupons for 50 grams of bread, 8 for 500 grams, and 4 for 500 grams of bread or 375 grams of flour all overprinted "JUDE" in blue, plus two also say "ROGGEN" (Rye) Unc., as issued. On orange paper. Lot 399 from sale 38D ($200). $150+
*589 ---1944. Ration Card for Sugar. Reichszuckerkarte. Printed on thin paper. 1 May through 28 May 1944, Munch. c. 4 x 4" with 4 coupons for 450 grams of sugar, all overprinted "JUDE" in red as is the main body of the card which is also is overprinted "UNGULTIG" or invalid. Unc., as issued. On beige paper. Lot 400 from Sale 38D at $200. $150+
*590 ---WWII Fat Ration Card (Reichsfettkarte) for Jews. Good 3 April 1944 to 30 April 1944 in Munich. Tan with black print and overprinted many times in red "JUDE". Some of the chits are not overstamped! Slightly mishandled with a fold and a small tear at upper right. Lot 628 from sale 38D at $220 $150+
*591 ---1945. Ration Card. Munich. Grundkarte. Basic Card. Series E. April - May 1945. Cards consists of 40+ small coupons. All but one are overprinted in red "Jude", "Ungültig", "Margarine" or "Roggen". Unused, on thin light green paper. $125+?
*592 ---AJDC Food Card. 1945-1946. A food ration card issued by the Jewish Committee of the American Joint Distribution Comm, Bad Kissingen. On rather thick white-beige paper has space for bearer's name and shows two oblong rows, each with seven boxes (A weekly card) marked "A" for Abendessen (Supper) and "M" for Mittagessen (Lunch). These cards were issued to Jewish survivors of the Jewish DP camp at Bad Kissingen. This is ex lot 1267, Sale 37A ($70) $70
*593 ---Camp Weddel II. WWII Ration Card. Forced Labor Camp in Northern Germany, the inmate slave laborers were lodged in barracks at the plant site. "Wasschmittel-Karte" for Laundry Card in center. Shows 9 months from April to December, the other 3 months were likely used. Each coupon says "Seife Waschpulver" (Laundry Soap). Issued for inmate T. Szymeczak.c. 3 1/3 x 3", in black on green paper. VF. Rare? This is lot 789 from our sale 35D ($90) and is the only one we have seen. $90
594 ---WWII POW Money. General Issue Red Triangle Notes. A collection consisting of six 1 Pfennig, seven 10 Pfennig, two 50 Pfennig, four 1 Mark, three 2 mark, two 5 Mark and one 10 Mark notes. A collection of 25 small notes, all with different prefixes per denomination. Gd to VF, mostly VG-F. See Campbell pages 77 & 78. $100+
595 ---Group. 10 Reichspfenning & 2 Reichsmark WWII POW notes, an Oranienburg Concentration Camp receipt for 15 Mark issued to Johann Kavozenski, a 1944-1945 Ration Card from Rhein-Main, 6 pieces of notgeld from Stadt Melle plus 4 other pieces of notgeld. 14 items, the POW notes are VG, the notgeld basically Au-Unc, the other two items are VF or better. $50?
*598 ---Oflag II-D. WWII POW camp near Grossborn. C-3791, SB page 483. 10 Groszy. AU. Ex Lot 825 from sale 37A at $135. We've had this note 3 times in the past 10 years and it has always sold for between $120 and $135. $120
*601 ---Freital World War II. Industrial P.O.W. Issue. Kongi-Friedrich-August-Hutte AG in Saxony. Camp-3869 10 Pfennig Pink. EF. This is Lot 608 from our sale 35B ($140) where I noted that this was the first I've seen. It's still the only one we've seen. $100+
*602 ---Auschwitz Concentration Camp. .1 Mark Blue. Camp-4190b, F/F PO-121b, PS-47. VG, with tears and stains. An extremely rare note. This is lot 722 from our sale 36C where it sold for $1450 in very spirited bidding. The 2nd high bidder was so disappointed that he hasn't spoken to us since. This is the only specimen of this note that I can recall offering in at least 15 years! $1000+
*605 ---,---1 RM Aussenkommando type. With 3 line overstamped legend reading "Waffen-SS - KL Weimar B - Aussenlager Messewitz" (part of the stamp has been re-enforced by hand lettering) at left under Buchenwald. Camp-3948ff, F/F GE-147ff (similar to J and L varieties). Fine but for small portion cutout (?) on bottom margin and tape repair near bottom as well. On the back is a drawing of a person and some handwritten graffiti. Weimar was a sub-camp of Buchenwald (which was located near the city of Weimar). The overprint is similar in style to the ones seen on page 32 of Feller, but in much nicer condition. A rare discovery note! $200+
*606 ---,---1 RM Aussenkommando type. With round "Waffen SS" handstamp in blue or purple at upper left. Camp-3948ff, F/F GE-147ff. The bottom part of the handstamp is difficult to read but the last word seems to end in "wald". Fine, some foxing along right edge and small tears at top and bottom of vertical fold & some graffiti at left. All listed and published overstamps of Buchenwald notes are in one or more horizontal lines of print. Another rare discovery note! $150+
*607 ---,---C-3949g, F/F GE-147d. 2 Reichsmark.Aussenkommando type with "Schwerter (Ruhr)" overprint in purple. AU, slight browning on bottom. Rare overprint, in high grade! This is lot 906 from our sale 33C where it sold for $225 $200+
*612 ---,---3 Reichsmark. Without Aussenkommando and with slanted "M" in "RM". C-3954b, GE-143b. EF, note printed off-center resulting in a wide left & top margin, a smaller bottom margin and a very small right margin. The 3 Mark is the scarcest of the 4 denominations and is only known in the type w/o Aussenkommando. $200+
*613 ---Dachau Concentration Camp. Unlisted Type. 1 Reichsmark. F/F GE-181a. Similar to C-3962, SB-1502, but Printers mark is II/100 XI. 43 1285 in greenish gray. EF, but evidence on back that this was probably pasted in an album at one time. This is Lot 995 from our sale 33E and is the only uncancelled note of this type that we can recall seeing. It sold for $1150 in that sale.. $1000+
*614 ---Flossenbürg Concentration Camp. C-3972a, F/F GE-186, PS-86. 1 Reichsmark, Type 1. aVF. Tan, which is much scarcer than the blue issue. Nice grade for issue. In our Special List of 2007 we sold a similar note (perhaps a half grade nicer, but with stains) for $650. $500+
*615 ---,--- C-3972b (2), PS-87a, F/F GE-188b. 1 Reichsmark in blue with wide, Type 2 , "A" in Prämienschein. F-VF, tiny tear top margin and a little faded in places. In our sale 37D an example in VF-EF (stains) sold for $700, this should be worth at least half of that. $350+
*616 ---Nordhausen (Mittelbau) Concentration Camp. .01 Reichsmark, Series P. C-4021, F/F GE-250. EF, a couple of areas of possible tape removal on back. In our opinion, series P is the scarcest of the 3 series known for this denomination. An Au-Unc example sold for $185 in our sale 38C $75+
*618 ---,---25 Reichsmark, orange, Series C. C-4024, F/F GE-253. Fine. Extremely rare. In the past 15 years I can find that I've only offered this denomination once. That was in our special list of 2007 where a slightly inferior example sold for $750. We haven't offered this in auction for at least 15 years. $700+
*619 ---,--- ND. .50 Reichsmark, Black. Series U. Camp-4025b(1) sim, P/S-139b, as F/F GE-254bv. VG, a couple of minor holes. This is a type with the period before the 5 on the front and the hyphen between the "a" and the "s" on the back (missing the l). Unrecorded variety! This is Lot #622 from our Auction 35b. $150+
*620 ---,---C-4026b (1), F/F GE-255c. 1 Reichsmark, Green, Series P. Star preceding serial number on back. VG-F, a few minor stains and a small tear at bottom. This is only the 2nd series P 1 RM note that I can recall offering in the past 15 years. In the spring of 2007 we sold a similar condition Series U note for $400. $300+
*621 ---,---C-4028a (2), F/F GE-257a 5 Reichsmark blue, Series F (Serial # *000360). VF. An extremely rare note. In the past 15 years, other than this note which we sold via private treaty in July of 2004, we've only offered one other 5 Mark from Mittelbau and that was a much inferior example. $1000+
*622 ---Oranienburg Concentration Camp. Hitler's 1st Concentration camp. Campbell-4036, PS-1, F/F GE-101. 5 Pfennig. Green, Depicts camp behind barbed wire fence. Unc. This is ex lot 395A from our Fall 2008 sale where it sold for $1000. What I wrote then is " I believe it's been more than seven years since we've offered one of these and much longer for one this nice." $900+
*623 ---,---C-4037a, F/F GE-102a. 10 Pfennig with watermark (1933). VF, with two holes punched, thus canceled. This was the Nazis 1st Concentration Camp. Light graffiti . Scarce. From our Fixed Price List 36A, #HO-18. $250
*624 ---Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. .50 RM on beige paper. Camp-4052, F/F GE-270. With round SS handstamp on face (about half visible) and "Arbeitsstelle" at top and printer's mark "E0101" on back. about VF with a couple of stains on back. Extremely rare. I have no record of offering this note for at least 15 years. $800+
*625 ---,---1 Reichsmark with type 2 (triangle) overprint. C-4053b, F/F GE-275, PS-153. VF. Rare! This is ex lot 821 from our sale 37A ($700) which was the first we had offered in at least 6 years. $600+
*626 ---Sachsenhasen Concentration Camp. .50 RM Tan with type two wedge type star. Camp-4061b, F/F GE-290b (similar), PS-159. The rare type with the printer's name NOT in italics which Campbell lists, but Feller does not. EF, with one vertical fold and a very tiny corner missing at lower right. Perforations at top. I have no record of offering this type note in at least 15 years! RARE, $400+?
*627 ---Deggendorf Jewish Community Displaced Camp Post WWII ND (1945) 10 Cents with handstamp "Jewish Committee, D.P. Camp 7, Deggendorf". Camp-3911, F/F GE-1840, SB-202, PS-174. AU (probably never used but a slight bend in the note). Extremely rare, the last we offered, in our 34E (not as nice as this) sold for $625. This note is from Ya'akov Meshorer's collection. We purchased it (and the lot below) from him and sold it privately to the consignor in the summer of 2003. $750+
*628 ---,--- ND. (1945) One Dollar with partial red handstamp "Jewish Committee, D.P. Camp 7, Deggendorf". Campbell-3914, F/F GE-1844, PS-184. Nice VF and rare. This, as the note above, has the additional bonus of being part of Ya'akov Meshorer's collection. The highest denomination in the series. $800+
*629 ---Feldafing Jewish Displaced Person Camp. One Dollar. 1946. Camp-3925, F/F GE-1853, PS-201 (non pictured), SB-213. A bit wavy but uncirculated. Extremely rare. I sold this note to the consignor in the summer of 2003 and this and a $10 note (in lower grade) that I sold more than 10 years ago are the only two from Feldafing that we've handled for at least 15 (and probably more) years. $1000+
630 India, Hundi notes. Indigenous bankers in India, known as shroffs sahukars, have performed a variety of services paralleling those of modern banks, including accepting and safeguarding deposits, making loans at interest, serving as channels of payment, arranging remittance of funds, and facilitating the collection of debts. The main instrument of credit employed by such bankers is a form of note called a hundi. This is a group of 5 notes. Average Fine. $50?
*632 Iraq. Group of Allied Propaganda leaflets and safe conduct passes. 16 items, 6 of which are facsimiles of Iraq 20 Dinar notes. Some duplication but mostly different. Included in this lot is a sheet which translates these documents to English. Fascinating. All unc., or nearly so. $50?
*642 ---1967 Six Day War. Prisoner of War notes for Syrian prisoners captured near the Golan Heights. Camp Canteen, Military Command for Prisoners of War. Complete set of Six notes. Yellow, bottle of Soda, Green, Bottle of Juice and Blue, cracker or cookie. One each with overstamp and without. The overstamp has Arabic including the emblem of Syria. Some researchers believe the ones with overstamp may be a fantasy either applied after the war or during the war as a gag. All are scarce to rare, the ones without the overprint are extremely rare and we believe the first offered at auction. As far as I know no images of these have been published! The yellow note with the overprint is VF with a small piece missing on the bottom margin, the other 5 notes are Au-Unc. $1500+
643 ---1968 Complete Set of Notable Personalities Series. P-34-37, BN21-24. 5 Lirot Einstein (2), 10 Lirot Bialik (3), 50 Lirot Weizmann (2) and 100 Lirot Herzl (4). 11 Unc., notes, includes all color varieties. The 100 Lirot notes are all difficult to find in Unc. Retail value over $150 $125+
644 ---1973-1975. Complete Gate Series. P38-42, BN-25-29. 5 Lirot Szold, 10 Lirot Montefiore, 50 Lirot Weizmann, 100 Lirot Herzl & 500 Lirot Ben-Gurion. 5 Unc. notes. $40+
645 ---1978-1983. Complete type set of Shekel Series notes. P-43-P51A, BN-30-38. 1 Sheqel Montefiore, 5 Sheqalim Weizman, 10 Sheqalim Herzl, 50 Sheqalim Ben-Gurion, 100 Sheqalim Jabotinsky, 500 Sheqalim Rothschild, 1000 Sheqalim Maimonides, 5000 Sheqalim Eshkol and 10,000 Sheqalim Meir. All Unc. $100+
*646 ---P45, BN-32. Error note. 10 Sheqalim, Herzl note of 1978. One of the numbers in the lower right serial number has shifted upwards. Unc. It is our belief that perhaps one sheet of these notes exist. $200+
647 ---P55a, BN-43. 50 New Sheqalim. 1985 S. Y. Agnon. Unc $80
648 ---P-56a, BN-44. 100 New Sheqalim. 1986. Y. Ben-Zvi. Unc. $80
649 ---P-56b, BN-44a. 100 New Sheqalim. 1989. Y. Ben-Zvi. Unc. $80
650 ---P-59d (?), BN-46c (?). 20 New Israel Sheqalim 2008, with 60th Annivesary overprint on back. 3 notes, with consecutive serial numbers. All unc. $35+
*652 Italy. Rome or Papal States. 1 Lira Face Proof. Roma in Center, "Banca Dell Associazione Mutual Roman Lira" around "Buono Per Una Lira" in 3 lines to either side. in brown on white. c.76 x 46mm. 1870's? EF. $75+
*653 ---Campo Concentramento P.G. 82. 0.05 Lire (overstamped Vale lire 10). Campbell-6105. Fine, but heavy stains along left edge and at lower right edge. Scarce. I can't recall offering a note from this camp before. $75+
*654 ---Cremona Concentration Camp. Camp 6459-6465, F/F IT-760a-766a. 1/2 to 50 Lire. Complete set of 7 notes, Au-Unc, all overprinted with Star of David and unsigned. The use of the Star of David on these notes, is the ultimate Catch 22. Jews were issued these notes in exchange for their belongings etc. However to be used in the camp canteens, they had to be signed and the notes that had the Star of David on them were never signed. It should be noted that some researchers believe that these are fantasies. It is the opinion of others, including us, that the reason that the notes were "not remembered" was because they did not circulate as we mentioned above. This ex Lot 694 from our sale 35B where it sold for $375! $300+
*658 Netherlands, Amersfoort. 10¢ 1.1. 1944. with 6 pointed star after serial number & with watermark. C-4146a, PS-36, F/F NE-440b. Unc. According to my recollection this is the first time we've offered this note in more than 10 years. $300+
*659 ---,---1.1.1944 25 Cent. Camp-41447a, PS-37, F/F NE-441b. Type 2, six pointed star following serial number. With watermark and Unc. Very rare with watermark. I don't believe we've offered this note in at least 15 years! $400+
*660 ---,---C-4148a, PS-38. 1 Gulden 1 January 1944. Type with Serial number followed by 6 pointed star and with watermark. Au-Unc (no folds or wear, just a bit wavy). Very rare. The last we offered, a choice Unc., sold for $425 in our sale 34E in the Fall of 2004. $450+
662 ---,---A group of notes. 10¢ Series BB & Ser. CC; 25¢ Ser. AA: 50¢ Ser. AA & 100¢ Ser. AA & BB. 6 notes F-aEF, mostly VF $125+
663 ---,---A nice collection. 10¢ Series AA, BB (watermark), CC; 25¢ Series AA, BB (watermark); 50¢ Series AA (with and without watermark) and 100¢ Series AA, BB and CC. 10 notes, 3 with watermark. VG to unc (25¢ BB), mostly VF. Camp 4171-4174, F/F NE-470-473. $250+
664 ---,---A pair of notes. 25¢ Series AA w/o watermark AU and 100¢ Series BB w/o watermark VF. C 4172b(1) & 4174b, F/F NE-471a & 473a. $75
*666 Palestine, Anglo-Palestine Co. Ltd. 1914. Registered Check, Payable "to myself", written by Jewish Colonization Association. Haffner JTM CC-12g and The Shekel Vol. 23, #6, page 3ff, Similar to Meshorer #23. Nice VF. $200?
*667 ---Government of Palestine. Jerusalem, 15 April, 1946. Bearer Bond. 10 Pounds, In English, Hebrew and Arabic. 4th issue. 14 of 20 coupons attached. Meshorer #60 is a similar bond but dated 1944 and was the first issue. EF, a few pinholes. A very late issue indeed! This lot 754 from our Sale 34E where it sold for $90. $75+
*668 Poland, Litzmannstadt, Lodz Ghetto. C-4203, SB-1003, PS-11, F/F PO-562. 2 Mark. VG, small tear at top of vertical fold. This is actually better than 95% of those that we have seen as we typically offer Good (or worse) notes that have been repaired and are in need of more repairs. $25+
*672 ---,---Complete type set of 7 notes. 50 Pfennig, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 & 50 Mark. F/F PO-560a, 561b, 562, 563a, 564a, 565a1 & 566b, Camp-4201a, 4202b, 4203, 4204a(1), 4205a, 4206a(1) and 4207. The 50 Pfg,1 and 20 mark are unc, the 2 Mark Gd with tape repair, 5 Mark VG-F, 10 Mark Fine a few stains and the rare 50 Mark VG but with some tears. A seldom offered opportunity to buy a complete type set $350+
673 ---Group of notes. 50 Pfennig (2), 1 Mark (3) and 20 Mark (2). Also included in this lot is an Austrian 1 Krone note of 1922 with an anti-Semitic overprint on the back. 8 notes, all unc. with the exception of one of the 1 Mark notes which is VG. $125+
*674 ---Post Office Chit. 10 Pfg. 17, April 1942. C-4211bv, PS-23, INJ-5v, F/F PO-581a2. Rare. Printed on perforated postcard stock, serial number at left and the "10" is larger than other print in 1st line. VF+. Rare. This is ex lot 884 from our sale 36C ($450). Before that it had been at least 6 years since we had offered one. $375+
*677 ---,---Chit for additional lunch with Nachtarbeit (Night work) over stamped in red & Muster (Specimen) in blue. Feller PO-620f, Camp-4237f. VF, Series XXIV. Ex Lot 714 from our sale 37D where it sold for $125 on a $50 estimate. $75+?
*678 ---,---Lottery Ticket 1944. Issued by the Illness Emergency Committee for 2.50 marks. Has circular violet handstamp on the back for "Arbeits-Ressort" and gives the same address as on front Betrieb 68-75, Sulzfelder-Tr.15 as well as serial number on the counterfoil. F/F PO-622 (See the plate on page 77, this is the preceding serial number) EF-AU with the exception of the left edge of the counterfoil where it seems likely that the ticket was ripped from a booklet. . $200+
*679 ---,---,---June 1944. Issued by the "Committee in aid of the ill members of the Sewing workshop on Rembrandt St. #10" for 2 marks, with further details on the prizes as well as the remark that all proceeds will be donated to the sick. Has circular violet handstamp as well as serial number on the counterfoil. Similar to F/F-PO622, but for difference in design and address, but issued for a similar reason. EF-AU with the exception of the left edge of the counterfoil Rare. This is ex Lot 716 from our sale 37D where it brought $650 on a $500 estimate! $600
*680 ---,---Ration Coupon for 10 Marks worth of turnips. 7 December 1943. EF, but tear at left, probably when ripped out of booklet. Rare. Ex Lot 37D, #709 where it sold for $180 on a $50 estimate! $100+
*681 ---Warsaw Ghetto. ND. 5- 50 Groszy. Camp. 4246-4251, F/F- P)-680-687, PS page 25 note. 6 unc notes. Blue notes printed from hand-engraved wood or linoleum plates, the large denomination has 18 stars (18 meaning to life), a barbed wire fence and an SS symbol. This is a somewhat controversial issue due to it's crudeness but we believe they were an issue produced in the Ghetto Post Office but never released. This is the complete set. The last set we offered was in our sale 37A where a set sold for $1000 in very spirited bidding. $800+
684 Sierra Leone. P9-13, 50¢, 1, 2,5 & 10 Leones. 1 July 1980. Set of 5 Unc notes. $75
*690 ---,---Group. Confederate $10, 17 Feb. 1864 FR-CS-68, P-58 Fine, small $4 bond coupon of 1861 EF and "Stage Money" Certificate of Value with a portrait of George Washington at center flanked by two Stars of David EF. 3 piece lot. $50?
*691 ---1936? Anti Franklin Roosevelt banknote. Presumably from the 1936 election against Alf Landon titled "New Deal Sound Mazuma". (Mazuma is Yiddish slang for money) at top and "Gold Content 0,000,000,000 Grs. per Billion". 6 vignettes with captions, attacking FDR's "planned economy". Unc. Scarce? A similar note brought $50 in our sale 37D $40+
*692 ---WWII Propaganda note. On a Facsimile of a US One Dollar note, the back has a 3 line legend in Italian, "The Americans have always made empty promises, breaking them like soap bubbles". SB-401 (P. 397). EF-AU. 1st I can recall offering in quite some time. $75+
*693 ---Anti-Semitic Propaganda Dollar. SB-402 pages 397-398., The Shekel Vol. XXVIII, #4 page 31. A German propaganda note, dropped over Paris in October of 1943. At first glance, it looks like a US $1 bill, but the note "opens up" and is filled with typical Nazi anti-Semitic garbage all in French. VG tape repair, has been torn at the fold, so it is in two pieces. Still rare and seldom offered. $100?
*694 ---WWII Propaganda Note. Made on a Facsimile of a US $5 note with a skull and Arabic legend on back. SB-409 (p. 397 & 398). VG-F, tape repair on back. Seldom seen. We sold this 5 years ago and it's the last I recall offering. $60+
*695 ---WWII Propaganda note. On a large size $10 note with German, Russian and another Slavic language. SB-412 (p. 397-398). EF-AU. Among the rarest of all WWII anti-American propaganda notes. I can't recall the last time we had this. $150+
One of our numismatic objectives has always been to write a book on Jewish and Holy Land related tokens and medals. While this is still a number of years down the road we are hoping to start gathering information in a systematic way in the near future. I've always gathered information in a non-systematic way written on little pieces of paper and large notebooks and filed here and there. Now is the time to begin to organize this material.There have been numerous works over the years but most have only skimmed the surface of what, at least to me, is a fascinating area. If you have anything metal or paper that you think might be a candidate for inclusion in this work, please send us a digital photograph and whatever other information you can add would be appreciate. Anything made of metal or paper or any other material that is not a "regular" coin or note are of interest to me. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged.
>PART TWO- JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL
MEDALLIC JUDAICA (back to top)
In addition to lots 698 ot the end, please see the following lots earlier in the catalog: 6-15, 24, 28-40, 42-180, 185, 201-209, 216-222, 233-234, 237-238, 240, 250-252, 254-255, 257, 260, 262, 265, 270, 308, 327-331, 335-336, 351-356, 359, 362, 366-372, 385-386, 397, 399-413, 442-473, 475-489, 507, 510-515, 524, 528-532, 534-549, 551-629, 631, 633-651, 653-654. 666-683, 685-687, 689 and 691-695.
*698 PURIM JETON. ND c. 1590 by Hans Krauwinkel. Brass 27. Mordechai, in king's clothing on royal horse l, being led by wicked Hamen, ESTHER VI below, HK in ex / Haman hanging in courtyard of his house, "DAS HAVS HAMAN in ex. Mitch-1626ff, Neu-32278. F/VF. A bronze example in fine sold for $235 in our last sale. This is nicer and in a different metal! Mitchner lists brass examples for some in this series, but not the Esther and Hamen piece. Also see lots 699, 701 & 702. $200+?
*699 David and Jonathan. c. 1590 By Hans Krauwinkel. Æ28. King David standing on left with harp; facing towards Jonathan who has a bow, Latin legend between them and around / Amasa embracing Joab, who is about to stab him, legend in field and around. Mitch-1628, Neumann 32276-7. F-VF. Rare. An example in only VG-F sold for $150 in our last sale. This is much nicer! $150+
*701 Netherlands Jeton with Jehovah in Hebrew. 1601 Bronze Jeton. The army of the Count of Berg in battle with trumpet & drums above with JEHOVAH in clouds above / 1601, battle scene. Needleman-278, 78, Duig-3517. GVF $70+
*702 Judaea Capta Jeton by Hans Krauwinkel of Nürnberg. ND (c. 1600). Æ28. . Based on the Roman Judaea Capta coin. Bust of Vespasian left / Captive Jewess weeping to right of palm tree, emperor stands to left, IVDAEA CAPTA above. See Friedenberg page 94, Coins Reveal #86. VF. A similar example sold for $250 in our last sale. $200+?
*703 Daniel in the Lion's Den. Jeton. Copper 29mm by Krauwinkel from the same series. Daniel in the lion's den, being attacked, dead captive below, angel above, accosted by 2 faces of God / Daniel in the lion's den, lion's are now fawning on him, flying angel above. Mitch-1630. VF, a tad off-center. I can't recall offering this Jeton before. $200+?
*704 Torah Rimonim or finials (?). 17th-18th Century? Silver c. 5" high & c. 2 1/2" diameter at top. Each headpiece is slightly different, one has a plain covered top with six chains and six small hanging bells, the other has a decorated top with 5 chains and 5 hanging bells. The tops certainly look like yarmulkes. The chains have floral designs on them which at first glance might look like crosses but are more likely a lily, one of the symbols of Jerusalem. This is from Superior Antiquities catalog 1974 #259 where it sold for $200. They said that the "decorations...are almost identical to those of a Jewish bridal crown from...Persia, as for instance the small round bells at the chain ends, using the local Indo-Persian motif. It may be assumed that either the artist himself or the two beautiful pieces came to Italy from the East," The Rimonim come on lucite posts that provide bases and a lucite case encloses the entire head pieces. The size of these are too small for a regular Torah and may have been used for a small traveling torah. While these are said to be from Italy, there can be little doubt they are from the middle east. We sell this lot "as is, with no returns." However it should be noted it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteed by Superior Coins and Stamps. Also included in this lot is the Superior catalog from whence this came. The picture of a young Ira Goldberg in it may by itself be worth buying this lot. $300+?
*705 Moses Mendelssohn. c. 1774 or 1775. Silver 43 mm. Bust of Mendelssohn to left / Butterfly perched on skull. This medal was issued to honor Mendelssohn, the Great German-Jewish leader of the Haskalah. Friedenberg page 54, calls this one of the dozen most important Jewish medals ever issued, as does the Encyclopedia Judaica. Hoffmann-251. The medal was a joint effort by the famous father-son Jewish team of sculptors Jacob and Abraham Abramson. Struck Silver! Toned VF, a few nicks in field. Very rare as a struck silver medal. Ex Bob Schonwalter collection $500+
*706 Napoleon's Grand Sanedrin medal. 1806 Original Silver 41mm (34.40) medal which Friedenberg calls, "the most important Jewish medal ever struck." Bust of Napoleon right / Moses right bowing before Napoleon holding the 10 Commandments. By Droz and Brenet. Bramson-527, D' Ess-1138. Plain edge. EF, cleaned, small rim bump. Very rare. A similar piece, but not as nice, sold for $1200 in our Sale 37A. $1200
*707 Aaron. (1827) Paris. Brass 32 mm by Barre. Bust of Aaron 3/4 to left / Ark of the Covenant. Plain edge. VF, some rim nicks, neatly pierced at top. One of a series of 3 done in the late 1820's for Moses, Aaron and King David, this is probably the scarcest and the first brass example we've offered in more than 15 years! See The Shekel Vol 24, #2, pages 3-5. $60
*708 Moses. (1827) Paris. Brass 32 mm by Barre. Bust of Moses right / Ten Commandments. Plain edge. EF. Nice grade. One of 3 medals in the above series. The last we offered in 2001, GVF, a few minor rim bumps, brought $110. This is nicer! $120
*709 Anti-Semitic French King. Philip V by Caque. Silver 34mm. His bust left / legend. Among his "deeds" was expelling the Jews from France from 1321 although that wasn't enforced until 1323 after his death. In a different series of medals by Caque that was listed as one of his accomplishments and that medal in bronze sold for $350 in our sale 32E. This medal doesn't mention that but it's the same king. $75+?
*710 Hamburg, 25th Anniversary of Israel Loan Institute. 1841 Rare Silver Medal. Silver 45mm by Hans Friedrich Alsing. One of the two Jewish medals of Hamburg that Alsing did in 1841.(See lot below). Bee hive, legend / Legend. Coins Reveal-151. Nice Toned EF. We've had this medal perhaps 3 or 4 times in the past 15 years, but never in silver. $500?
*711 Jewish Home for Aged, Hamburg. 1841. Æ45 by Hans Friedrich Alsing. One of the two Jewish medals of Hamburg that Alsing did in 1841 (See lot above). Bust of Salomon Heine left / View of the Home. Heine was not only the principal factor in getting this hospital built, he was also the uncle of Heinrich Heine. Coins Reveal-150. Nice EF, a few rim nicks. Very rare in this size, usually seen in 22 mm. A similar piece sold for $250 in our auction 38C $150+?
*712 False Shekel. ND. Silver 31mm. Kisch D1. Struck in silver which makes this doubly desirable. VF, mount removed, traces of museum number in Indian ink visible in field to right of branch on the reverse. $100?
*713 False Shekel. ND. Brass 32mm (9.15). Smoking urn with conical base / Branch with leaves. Bruno Kisch B4 type, Ex Guido Kisch collection. Fine. A nicer example, also from the Kisch collection, sold in our spring sale a year ago for $65 $50?
*714 False Shekel. ND. White Metal 34mm (17.61). Struck in NY in 1857. Ex Guido Kisch collection. Nice VF. A similar example, but in EF, sold for $75 (with multiple orders) from our Fixed Price List 39B. $50+
*715 Equal Rights for Austrian Jews. 1860 Pewter 75mm by Wenzel Seidan. Allegorical Figures surround tablets with bust of Franz Joseph on base, cornucopia at bottom left, legend / Long legend. This commemorated the proclamation by the emperor giving Jews the right to own property. Great Jewish Portraits in Metal, p. 137, Coins Reveal- 127. VF, but rim nicks and reverse is damaged. Very rare. I don't believe we've every handled this medal. Without the damage this would definitely be a four figure medal. Still should be worthy of a substantial bid. $250+
*717 Sir Moses Montefiore. 1885. Silver 36mm medalet. For his 100th birthday. His bust left, his name and 5544 / 5644, "If I forget thee O Jerusalem, let my right hand lose it's skill". No doubt scarce, possibly from Eastern Europe. GVF. $200+
*718 Dreyfus Affair Related Jeton. 1898. Brass, 22.5mm. Bust of the writer Emile Zola 3/4 r.; Cyrillic legend: French Writer Zola / Bust 3/4 l. of the attorney Fernand-Gustave-Gaston Labori; Cyrillic legend: French Attorney Labori. Labori defended Alfred Dreyfuss, a young Alsatian-French officer of Jewish heritage who was wrongly accused of espionage and sent to Devil's Island. Dreyfuss was eventually exonerated thanks in good part to the brave intervention of Emile Zola who publicly and stridently accused the upper strata of the French military of anti-Semitism and obstruction of justice in the case. With loop, as made. Good VF, minor staining. I can't recall offering this before. If I did, it's been quite some time. Especially interesting due to the Cyrillic legends. $150+
*720 Rectangle Charity Token. ND. Circa 1900. 3 line Hebrew inscription which translates "Righteousness (or Charity, the word is Zedkah) saves (you) from Death". EF and much rarer than above. See Alon, April 1974. Rare. A similar piece in our last sale sold for $60 $60
*721 Aleppo Syria Jewish Community Charity Token. ND (c. 1900) Æ18mm Brass Bracteate token. "101" flanked by a "Bet & Kaf " and "in righteousness shall thou be established" above, all in Hebrew. See The Shekel Vol VIII, #4 for an article by Meshorer on these. Crude F+. Scarce. A similar piece in our last sale sold for $40 $40
*722 Wedding Medal. 1905 Silvered 35mm by Lauer A foundry worker welding two hearts (?) / 8 line legend commemorating the wedding Dr. Eugen Szkolny and Julie Selz. EF. Szkolny was related on his mother's side to the family of Samson Oberndoeffer a Jewish coin dealer who is the subject of a well known medal. Szkolny emigrated to the US in the 1930's and died in San Francisco in 1961.$50+
*723 David Popper. 1906. Æ 39 x 51mm by Ede Telcs. His bust left holding cello, name and date in ex. Popper was a central European cellist and composer who spent his last 20 years or so in Budapest. While unsigned, this is known to be a work of the Jewish medalist Telcs. Niggl-1615, Jewish Minters and Medalists page 81. EF. Scarce, 1st I can recall seeing. $75+?
*724 Emil Rathenau. 1908. Silver 39 x 59mm medal with original loop. Struck to commemorate the 70th birthday of this famous German-Jewish Industrialist (founder of AEG). His son Walther, who took over the company in 1915, was a minister under German Chancellor Josef Wirth and was murdered by Nazi hooligans in 1922. This is an original silver medal (990 on edge) and scarce as such. Choice lightly toned EF. A similar medal sold for $200 in our sale 38C. $150+
*725 Women's League for Palestine. Pinback celluloid button, attached to a blue and white ribbon, "Executive Member" printed in gold. We can find no record of this group but believe it may have been in Philadelphia. $175+?
*726 Victims of Pogroms in Eastern Europe. 1919 Æ 30 x 23mm by Rachel M. van Dantzig. Polak-64. Grieving Jew with arms raised upward, wife and child (dead or injured) at his side.. VF-EF, with loop, as made. Only the 2nd I can recall having. In our sale 32c a similar example sold for $275. $250+
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*729 Encased Cent. Stamford, Connecticut. P. Silberman, 511-517 Main St. 1923 Lincoln Cent. Coin and encasement VF, but casing has large rim bump. I believe this is ex Lot #994 from sale 31C where it sold for $22 on a tie bid. This was a furniture store. $25
730 Group. Bierbaum, Beresford SD, Rexall Drugs Good for 5¢; another similar one but for Bruehler and Bierbaum; Sol Levit, Jeweler, Shenandoah, PA Advertising token; Marks Bros, Diamonds, Chicago $5 on purchase of $50 or more and Richard Rosen Press Medal. 5 items VF to Unc. The last unc., but original loop removed. I can only recall having the last item. $35+?
731 Two tokens. Hebrew Kindergarten and Infants Home, NY. Pair of bronze contribution tokens from this Home for Orphans In NY. One has a young girl standing and facing in the center of a heart of leaves, while the other upper half of a young boy in the center. Two pieces, I believe the 2nd is scarce. $30+
*733 Dr. Karl Landsteiner. 1931. Æ40mm. His bust left / Eagle. Polak-77a (variety). Landsteiner was the first to type blood and was awarded the Nobel Prize. EF. Polak lists a 50mm as well as a rectangle plaque but does not list this smaller size See the next two lots. $40?
*736 Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. 1932. Æ 57 x 76mm by Louis Rosenthal. Alpha Omega was founded in 1907 by Jewish students at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery to fight discrimination. It now promotes professional excellence, fraternalism and Judaic values. This medal was made by Rosenthal to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Fraternity and is rare. 1st we've ever seen. See Jewish Minters and Medalists page 98. $400+
*737 Arthur von Weinberg. 1933. Æ85mm by Hartwig. Bust right / Legend. Commemorates 50 years in German Industry and Science. Weinberg, brother of Carl, also a well known scientist, died at Theresienstadt in 1943. See Encyclopedia Judaica V, 376. VF. $200+
*738 Jewish Day-Century of Progress.1933. Brass 32mm. Moses carrying commandments / Magen David, legend. Tokens were issued to celebrate "Jewish Day" at the 1933 Chicago Fair in both bronze and brass. This brass example is the finest we offered in at least 11 years and maybe longer. Choice BU. Also included with this lot are two Tombac 59mm Israel State Medals in their original Boxes. SM-47 25th Anniversary and SM-64 Shema Israel. $50+
*739 Volunteer Fire Brigade shield. 1930's-1940's. c. 40mm. Fireman's helmet marked with small Magen-David and a pair of crossed axes with long handles, below that (filled with red enamel) HaMa'avir. (i.e. HaMa'avir Transportation Cooperative Society). We presume that this badge was specially made for the (most likely) very few HaMa'avir drivers who joined the Volunteer Fire Brigade of Tel-Aviv. From our sale 32E, lot 928 where it sold for $100. $100
*740 Dutch Jewish Home for the Aged. ND (1938). Æ 61mm in a heavy metal base .JI within Angelic wings, elderly women lying in bed facing the setting sun, Star of David in background, legend below (Peaceful ending of life?). Very rare. Unknown to Polak! Apparently only 100 were struck. Konigliche Begeer: Peningen 1935-1960 #1219. $200+
*741 National Federation Jewish Men's Clubs. 1930's? Sterling silver c. 23 x 30 mm oval with blue and white ribbon attached. Legend around Menorah and scrolls. The National Federation Jewish Men's Clubs was part of the Conservative movement and was established in 1929. $30
*742 Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz. 1938. Æ34mm. Bust of the Rabbi left, within Hebrew legend / Menorah, Star of David above, English legend above and below. Commemorates the 25th anniversary of his reign as Chief Rabbi of Great Britain. Hertz was also the first graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in the USA. By Bruno Elkan. See The Shekel Vox XI, #1, page 23. EF, $175+
*743 Lucien Levy Bruhl. 1940 Æ 68.8 mm. His bust left / Primitive men carving. Levy-Bruhl was a French anthropologist, philosopher and psychologist. As struck, a few dark areas. A similar piece sold for $60 in our Spring 2003 sale. $50
*744 Sea Lion Memorial Medal. ND (1941?) Æ94 mm. A cast medal memorializing 23 Palmach soldiers who went down with the ship Ari Hayam (Sea Lion). On May 18, 1941 these soldiers along with a British Officer took off from Haifa on a mission to blow up fuel depot in Tripoli which was occupied by French Vichy Forces. The ship disappeared and nothing was ever found of them. The Hebrew legend translates to "In Memory of the 23 who went down with the ship." There may have been a legend within the wreath on the reverse. If so it has been obliterated. A rare cast medal which I've never seen before. $75+?
*745 Isaac Feld Award. 1946? Silver 35 Award. Man facing with girl and boy by either side, "James J. David Mooseheart Founder" below / "Presented to Isaac Field" in center legend and logos around. This is for the 25th anniversary of Mooseheart which is the Order of Moose home for children in Illinois. Isaac Feld was the Supreme Commander of the Order of Moose in 1946 representing Lodge #2 in Cincinnati, Ohio. There was an Isaac Feld who attended Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and it seems likely that this is the same person or perhaps his son. EF. Neat item. $40+?
*747 Memory of 6 Million Medal. 1952. Æ59mm by Monti. In high relief a male figure rising from a heap of corpses in a concentration camp, lifting the 10 Commandments / 2 hands, clutching a Menorah, in the background a cemetery. Unc, scarce only 500 pieces minted. HO-6a. The last we offered sold for $75, This with original, though tattered. envelope from the Johnson Medal Co. in Italy. $75
*748 Israel's Defense Forces Medal. ND. Bronze 59mm Uniface. In the center, the emblem of the Zahal, the sword & olive-branch, & below that in Hebrew, "Israel Defense Forces". Around the rim are the emblems of 14 divisions of the Armed Forces. JTM MM-12 and seldom offered. $40+?
*749 United Israel Appeal. 1960. Æ 58mm by Miriam Karoli (spelled Karoly on medal). Special Presentation Medal. Biblical Scene / Logo, Jerusalem in Hebrew and English, recipients name (Leon Dozion?) engraved between English & Hebrew and 5720 below. Very thick (6+ mm), "And the desert shall rejoice and blossom" (Isaiah 35:1). Small rim bruise. Very rare, I can't recall the last time we've offered this. Karoly was a Sculptor, Painter and Graphic Artist who did a number of coins, medals and stamps. She was born in Vienna in 1926 and died in 1964. $100+?
*750 Israel Football Association. ND. Æ 60mm. Soccer player about to kick the ball, English and Hebrew legend below and above / Wreath around blank center intended for a name. I can't recall offering this medal before. $40+?
*751 Yermiyahu Helpern. 1962 Æ 59mm. His bust inset in rectangle, his name and legend around, including date 1901-1962 / Emblems of various military, Zionist and Israel organizations he served in. His father, Michael, was one of the pioneers in Eretz-Israel who helped organize a military force and was closely allied with Joseph Trumpeldor. Yermiyahu Helpern himself was active in Betar and later was one of the trainers for Jewish naval activities both before and after the founding of the State of Israel. I can't recall offering this medal before. $75+?
752 Lyndon B. Johnson/ADL Dinner with the President medal. 1965. Æ57mm. His bust. Legend. By Ralph Menconi. EF. No doubt a limited issue. See The Shekel Vol. XII, #4, page 36. $25+
*753 The Frankenhuis Collection Medal. 1967 Æ 76 mm by Elizabeth Weistrop. In extremely high relief, a mother hugging 2 children both wearing "Jude" Badges, before being herded into a cattle car/ Legend. HO-2, See The Shekel 2, #3, 16. A large and impressive medal. In original box, with stand and descriptive leaflet. Box is somewhat torn. $250
*755 Syria 6 Day War 1967 Æ40mm. Enameled with black, green & red ribbon. Soldier with rifle and map of Israel. Inscription on reverse. Unc. Issued to celebrate "Victory" in the 1967 War. We have offered these in the past and had thought that Iraq had issued these, however new research indicates that they were probably made in or for Syria. The last we offered, in 2007, sold for $60 $50+
*758 Lead Die Trials for the Exodus Medal. By Brian Watkins. 75mm 2 Uniface trials of the reverse on irregular planchets. One with glossy surface, the other with dull surface made for inspection by Macabee MInt principals. JTM-BM-2. A similar pair for the obverse sold for $100 in our last sale. $75+
*759 David Ben-Gurion. 1973 Æ51 mm. His bust half right 1886-1973 to either side "Lion of Israel" above, "David Ben Gurion" below / "David and Goliath" above David battling the giant. I cannot recall seeing this medal before. If I have, it's been a long, long time. $40+?
*760 Dali's Circle of Unity. 1973. Æ 76mm. 25th Anniversary of Israel emblem, "Circle of Unity" below, 1948-1973 to either side and Salvador Dalis's signature above / Symbols of the 12 tribes against a desert background. Issued by the Israel Commemorative Society along with his 12 tribes of Israel Series, this is rarely seen. We have not offered one in many years. $60+
*761 International Stamp Exhibition. 1973. Silver. 60mm. View of old city / National Stamp Exhibition. View of Old City/"International Stamp Exhibition'73" in Hebrew and English, Old city gate. Hallmark on edge. Toned. $35
*762 Immanuel Loew. 1974 Æ 111mm by Sandor Toth. Loew was an Hungarian rabbi and scholar and the son of Rabbi Leopold Loew, the subject of a medal himself. He not only was a talmudic scholar, he also devoted himself to the study of artifacts (including coins), languages and flora and fauna. Shortly after his 90th birthday the Germans occupied Budapest and he was sent to a brick factory and then put on a deportation train although he was freed by Zionist workers. Unfortunately he died soon after. His bust right two line legend around, dates 1854-1944 1974 behind head. Uniface. 1st I've seen and rare. I believe the mintage is only 20! $100+?
*764 Hadassah Lot. Bronze 40mm "Tree of Life" by Jacques Lipchitz which was given to participants in the 1978 Hadassah convention in Jerusalem, along with a silver version of this which is rare. Also in this lot is a bronze 40 mm medal for the Rededication of the Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus 1975, a 51mm medal with the bust of Henrietta Szold and 3 aluminum (one gilt, another blue) 39mm medals from the 1969 Hadassah Convention in New Orleans. We can't recall seeing the last three nor the silver Lipschitz medal. 7 medals, some scarce. $100?
*765 Israel Numismatic Society Orange County. Trial Medal. WM 38mm, "Israel Numismatic Society Orange County" around menorah / INSOC above Magen David, "Founded 1974" below. The obverse is painted with blue enamel. The holder that this came in says "From Ed Mc Clung". Ed was a southern California medal designer and maker and heavily involved with the Israel Coin Clubs in that area from the late 1960's through the mid-1980's. I haven't seen this before. $40+?
*766 AINA Logos. Gold, blue and white enamel with AINA symbol in center surrounded by gold rays. Looks like a base metal on cardboard with light cellophane plastic covering. 2 pieces, 51mm & 24mm. I can't recall seeing these before. $40+?
*767 Ghetto Fighters; House. 4 medals issued by Beit Lohomei Haghettaot of Israel. Jewish Soldiers of the Allied Armies, 30th Anniversary of the Liquidation of Concentration Camps, In Memory of the Jewish Vilna and Zyvia Lubetkin. 4 medals, all 59mm and bronze, except the 1st which is silver-plated. $140
*768 Medallic History of the Jewish People. A collection of 60 of the 120 bronze Proof Medals. Struck by the Franklin Mint for the Judaic Heritage Society these are the most in demand and popular series of medals that were issued in the 1970's. We normally sell these for $5 each. All are 38mm. 60 different medals. Only 1352 bronze sets were made. $250?
*769 Medallic History of the Jewish People. A collection of 36 of the 120 sterling silver Proof Medals. We normally sell these for $15-$25 each. All are 38mm and contain more than 4/5th of an ounce of silver each. 36 different silver Proof medals. 1858 silver sets made although many were probably melted in the silver boom of 1980. $500
*770 The Medallic History of the Jews of America. The companion series to the above. This partial set contains 67 of the 120 medals, struck in Gold Plated Silver. Some are toned, these are seldom offered. $1000+
*772 jewish national fund. 1976. Brass 40mm. Struck by Jewish National Fund of Germany for the 75th Anniversary of the JNF. Hebrew and German legends with symbols and logos / Jerusalem mountains & settlement, inscribed "Zor'a Israel". Choice and lovely. Scarce. $40
*773 B'nai B'rith of England. 1976. Æ 45mm. Struck for the Golden Jubilee of the B'nai B'rith Hillel House in London. View of the building / Menorah, topped by "50" and legend. EF. A very scarce modern medal $50
*774 B'nai B'rith. 1977 Brass 39mm. b'nai b'rith home and hospital memphis, tenn. above and below building with trees in front / Magen David honor thy father and thy mother 1927-1977 above and below.. Choice BU. Scarce $35+
*776 Janusz Korczak. 1978. Cast 75mm. Facing bust of Janusz Korczak, Polish legend / A heart and 3 faces of children. Korczak was an educator who accompanied his students to a Nazi Death camp even though he had the option of escaping by himself. Issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birthday. Scarce.$50?
*777 Israel Memorial Day. 1978 Bronze 59mm. These were given out for fallen soldiers from Defense Minister E. Weitzman. Scarce, a similar medal sold for $85 in our March 2007 sale. See Lot 810 for a related medal. $50
*778 Albert Einstein. 1979 Silver-plated Copper-Nickel 59 x 50mm with loop by Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen, Germany. Right facing portrait of Einstein / Pebble-like pattern. Flower-88. Very scarce. Attached to the suspension loop is a chain and a rectangle badge with US and German flags and a ribbon which is part red, white and blue and part, black, red and yellow. We've had this medal with the suspension only once before. In our sale 37A a similar medal sold for $100. $100?
*779 Medallic History of the Jewish People of Our Time. Silver. A 3rd Series by the Judaic Heritage Society, struck in the late 1970's to early 1980's. A series of 12 medals, this lot contains 9 of the 12 silver medals. They are: Henry Kissinger, Yom Kippur War, Teddy Kollek, Hatikvah, Russian Exodus, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Israel-USA and Dead Sea Scrolls. $150+?
*780 making of the jewish state . The last issue by the Judaic Heritage Society was a series of 6 sided bronze (38mm) medals each commemorating an event important in the foundation of the new state. Each medal depicts the person or event on the front with the flag and the name of the medal on the reverse. All scarce. We last offered some of these medals in 2003 for $25 each. This lot has 5 medals, Balfour Declaration, JNF, Pioneering, Histadrut and the Jewish Agency. $125+
*781 Stutthof Concentration Camp. 1982 Æ 70mm. Facing head of Prisoner against a background collage of prisoner numbers and triangles with letters noting nationalities imprisoned at the camp / "Museum of Stutthof 1962-1982", stripes of prisoners cloths and triangle with "P". Stutthof was the longest functioning Nazi concentration camp. More than 100,000 people were imprisoned there including over 43, 000 Jewish women. About half lost their lives there. Only the 2nd I can recall of this impressive medal. In our sale 33c, one sold for $125 $90+
*783 Worms Synagogue Medal. 1984. Silver 39.5 mm. Proof. View of Synagogue and the Raschi chapel, 1034-1984 / Hebrew & German legends. The Worms Synagogue was built in 1034 and desecrated in 1615. In 1624 the building was restored and the Rashi Chapel was added by David Joshua Oppenheim. The building was destroyed during Kristallnacht but rebuilt by the Germans in 1961 $60+?
*784 Jerusalem Foundation Presentation Medal. Æ 89 mm (& 12mm thick) by Medallic Art Co. Two figures tussling in front of Western Wall, "Jerusalem" above, palm tree to left / Menorah and legend. I can't recall seeing this before and presume it to be at least scarce. $100+?
*785 Liberation of Auschwitz. 1985. Æ60mm. A view of the city of Auschwitz, Polish legend 40th Anniversary, "Liberation of Auschwitz" / A triangular prisoner's badge, broken flower against a background of barbed wire. Struck in Poland for the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the town and the camp. I can't recall seeing this before. $50+
*786 Liberation of Auschwitz. 1985 Copper 60mm. Building with main entrance & railway to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp, above in Polish "Never Again" / "40th Anniversary of Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Camp". It's been quite some time since I've seen this. $50+
*787 INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION. 1988. Brass 59mm. IPA over globe, English legend around / Menorah in front of Knesset, Hebrew legend around. The IPA is the largest and oldest worldwide fraternal police organization in the world. It's Israel branch was founded in 1962. Only the 2nd we can recall having and the first where we can accurately describe it. $35+?
*790 Isaacson's Food Market. ND. Carlton, MN. Set of 5 different colored plastic tokens, 1, 5, 10, 25 & 50¢. "Food Stamp Credit in Eligible Foods" around value / "Isaacson's Food Market. Carlton, MN". As made. $25?
*791 Mordechai Anielewicz. 50th Anniversary Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 1993. Æ70mm. Bust of Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the Ghetto Uprising, with Menorah, Magen David, 1919-1943 to the left / A Ghetto Fighter. The W's in the legends are the Hebrew letter "shin"! A similar medal sold for $75 in sale 33C. $50+
*792 Buchenwald Liberation 50th Anniversary. 1995. Silver 35mm. The memorial to 51,000 victims who died "19.April.1945" below / In German. "50th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp 11 April 1995. In order not to forget the Victims and War Crimes of German Nazism". Ch. Proof. Scarce. $50+
*793 Babi Yar Memorial Medal. 1996 87mm in red clay. By Nataly Domonvitskikh of Ukraine. Babi Yar was a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev where more than 100,000 people, mostly Jews, were murdered in 778 days. After the war the Soviet government tried to downplay the event as part of their program to eliminate Jewish consciousness. The Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko kept the issue in the public's mind with his poem "Babi Yar" published in 1961. The medal has what I assume is a mass grave and a tree trunk without branches at center and a legend below. The clay is said to be from the site in Babi Yar. Rare, only the 2nd I can recall offering in sale 37A a similar medal sold for $150. $100+
*794 Jerusalem Reunited 30th Anniversary. 1997. Silver 50mm. Soldier standing in front Stylized Western Wall / Western Wall, "Jerusalem Reunited, Stronger than Lions" In Hebrew and English. Seldom seen. $50+
*795 Oscar Schindler. 2004. Silver 38mm. His bust almost fully facing / Magen David on background of broken brick wall of Ghetto, Hebrew inscription "Life, Hope, Love". Proof. Scarce, struck in Poland with a mintage of only 700 pieces. $50+
*796 Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. 2005. 27mm. In Polish, "60th Anniversary of the Liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau", barbed wire above and below / Prisoner's striped garment, "27. 01.1945 - 27. 01.2005 "in two lines. Set of 4 medals. Silver, bronze, gilt and silver-plated. Scarce. $60?
*797 Auschwitz. 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau. 2005 Silver-plated 64 x 49 mm Rectangle. View of the barbed wire fence "27.01-1945 - 27.01. 2005" / Man walking on train track towards camp building, legend below. In Sale 38C, a set of 3 (gilt and bronze and a silver-plated example) sold for $450. $120
STATE, COMMISSIONED AND AINA TOUR MEDALS (back to top)
*799 SM-3a. B'nai Brith.1961 Silver 35mm. Low mintage early medal. Unknown mint! This is definitely a silver medal but the edge does not say silver (Hecht mint) nor sterling (Zechovoy Mint). Rare and unlisted variety. We can recall offering this only once before. In 2006 one sold for $125 $100+?
*803 CM-3. Hadassah Hospital. 1960 Bronze 59mm. As SM-5 but with added obverse inscription, "Presented by the Israel Government Tourist Corporation to". This is an extremely rare presentation issue. The listed mintage is 500 but it seems much rarer than that. A similar medal sold in our last sale for $550 with the 2nd high bid being at $500. This has a tiny rim nick at about 9 o'clock. $500
*804 CM-4 International Congress of Local Authorities. 1961. Bronze 59m. An extremely rare medal, this is even more so as this has the recipient's name, "N. Mansour, Haifa". Small rim bruise. I don't think we've offered this medal in at least 15 years. $350+
*806 CM-6. Pablo Casals. 1962 Tombac 59mm. This medal was presented to participants & guests and not offered for sale. This weighs 96 grams and thus is one of only 299 medals struck as such. Haffner did not distinguish between the bronze and tombac issues of this medal, but the IGCMC did. A few minor splotches. $100
*807 CM-16B The Gideonim. 1968 Tombac 59mm. The Gideonim is the name given to Haganah members who organized the illegal immigration to Palestine after WWII. This medal was issued in conjunction with the publication of the "Book of Gideonites". Very rare, (Haffner lists as 850 minted but IGCMC only 200). $150
*808 CM-32a. Bank of Israel Pensioners. 1967 Silver 35mm. As issued in an olive-wood case and a signed dedication scroll. Along with a silver 35mm Valour medal. Very scarce, even more so in case of issue with scroll $375
*810 CM-62a. Remembrance Day. 1973. Tombac 59mm. Very few of these medals have made the way to collectors as they were awarded to families of slain Israeli military. Also see Lot #777 for a related medal issued 5 years later. $75+
*811 AINA Tour Medal. ANT-2. Jerusalem-City Coin. 1970, Copper (23.40 grams) 35mm. A total of 100 Pieces were struck for AINA's 2nd Tour, some in copper and some in bronze (See IGCMC I, 128). This is the heavy copper type. Haffner's weight of 27 grams is incorrect. $60
*812 AINA Tour Medal. ANT-3. Valour. 1971, Tombac 35mm. 100 Pieces were struck for AINA's 3rd Tour. (24.42 grams). In original box with signatures of some who took the tour. Among the signers are Eva Adams (ex-director of the US Mint), Morris Bram and Maury Gould. The back of the box has the original owner's name. Unfortunately it's in cursive script and I cannot read it, although it looks like it says MD at the end. Rare as such. Haffner lists the weight at 27 grams, the IGCMC catalog lists the weight as between 27 and 33 grams. $50?
JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND PAPER (back to top)
In addition to these lots, please see the following lots earlier in the catalog: 524, 528-532, 534-549, 551-629, 631, 633-651, 653-654. 666-683, 685-687, 689 and 691-695.
*813 Kwit (Receipt). Magen David Overprint. 1869. A Polish Kwit for 5 Zloty. The revenue stamp in the lower right corner has a Magen David rubber stamp on it. Scarce. The payers name looks like Bachel (or perhaps Rachel?) Goldming or something similar. VF, small tear and stain. $60+
*814 19th Century Colorado B'nai B'rith Receipt. 1895. From Denver Lodge #171 of the I.O.B.B. (International Order of B'nai B'rith) a receipt for $4.80 for dues payment received from M. Glauber who was a merchant in the gold mining town of Cripple Creek west of Colorado Springs and signed by M. Eppstein. EF, with pencil notations on back. Scarce 19th century Colorado Judaica. $125+?
*815 Jewish Colonial Trust. 1901. Share Warrant of £1. Among the most attractive and desirable of all Eretz-Israel financial documents, this example is exceptionally clean. Meshorer-34. Matted and ready to frame. Also see lot 838 $120
*818 Austrian and Galician Kollel. c. 1913 for 327 Grush and 3 Napoleons. Blue on off-white with elaborate handstamp of the kollel at bottom left with an image of the Western Wall. With notations and handstamps on the back. Meshorer-13. Ironically this note is for the exact same amount as the note illustrated in Meshorer! VF with small tear at upper right. $100+
*819 Warsaw Kollel. c. 1914. For 80 Piastres (?). With elaborate handstamp at lower left and 3 handstamp signatures to the right of that. There are at least two types of Warsaw Kollel notes and this type seems to be the scarcest. VF+, a few minor stains. Similar to Meshorer-14. $100+
*820 Zionist Shekel Related Label. An attractive illustrated label issued by "Mizrachi, Rabbi Akiva Fund" which shows a young scholar contemplating a book. the original value at lower left is "50" and at right a Hebrew "Nun" (for fifty). At left is a 3 line pink or red handstamp, in Hebrew "Additional payment / Shekel Ha-Mizrachi / 500 Mark". Origin unknown but likely Germany or eastern Europe. Printed in blue on white, perforated on 3 sides and stuck on a heavy piece of paper. It was, obviously, cheaper and easier to use a simple handstamp on existing labels rather than print more official Shekel Certificates. VF. We've never seen a label like this. Rare? $65
*821 WIZO Dinner Menu. 1922. Alexandria Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Nahum Sokolow - Otto Warburg Col. John H. Patterson Dinner Menu. Sokolow was a Zionist leader, author, translator, and a pioneer of Hebrew journalism, while Warburg was a botanist and president of WIZO between 1911-1921. Patterson was a pioneer Christian Zionist, commander of the Jewish Legion, British colonial soldier and administrator, author and friend of Zionist leaders. Menu shows US and Zion flag flanking Magen David with "Zion". Presumably this was a fund-raising dinner headlined by 3 of the most important figures in the Zionist movement. F-VF, some stains. $25?
*822 Palestine Postcards. A Set of 10 cards in an envelope by M Gur-Arie of the Bezalel school, entitled Silhouettes of Palestine. Each has an illustration in black and white at upper right. A very nice set of cards. #'s 19-28. I believe that this is the first we've offered since the mid-1990's. $50?
*824 THE COLONISATION OF YESHIVA STUDENTS IN ERETZ-ISRAEL Co. Ltd. Jerusalem. 1929. Stock Certificate for 1 share, with facsimile signature of Chief Rabbi A.J. Kook as president and 3 others, Beautiful colorful vignette of farm scene in center by Bezalel. Meshorer-56. Counterfoil receipt attached at top, holes in the counterfoil. 1st we've offered in a number of years. $75+
*825 Wolf Frydman. Passport and Hagana ID. 1928 Polish passport for Wolf Frydman who was born in 1905 allowing him to travel to Uruguay. Numerous handstamps, including one from the Uruguay Consulate in Lodz, as well as 2 Uruguayan revenue adhesives. There is some damage to a page or two. Also in this lot is a small Hagana ID card dated 14 May 1948 and depicting the Uruguayan and Israeli flags. Inside is his picture plus a Spanish notation attesting to his contribution to help establish the State of Israel. Also in this lot are two photos of Frydman, one as a baby, the other as a 10-12 year old boy. Neat lot. Except for a few Zionist Shekels this is only the third Judaica item from Uruguay we can recall offering. $150?
*826 Hungarian Orthodox Jewish Ration Chits or Vouchers. All have a series number at left, and a serial number at right and the round red handstamp of the Miskoiczi Jewish Community in the center. Group consisting of the following chits: 1 1/2 filler 1930 green, 3 Filler 1930 purple, 3 Filler 1936 purple, 3 Filler 1937 green, 6 Filler 1930 orange, 12 Filler 1927 beige (2 diff types), 12 Filler 1938 pale pink, 12 Filler 1940, 30 Filler 1932 and 64 Filler 1942. The 6 Filler has a perforation cancel, while one of 1927 12 Filler pieces has an additional black handstamp and is holed (a cancel?) in the center. 11 different chits, EF-Unc. Issued by the Orthodox Jewish Community of Miskolcz. In 1941 there were 15, 000 Jews in this city one of the more important Jewish centers in Hungary after Budapest. About 90% of the city's Jews were murdered during the war. We've had a few pieces of these in the past, but this lot and the ones following are an extraordinary group. $500?
*832 ---The remainder of the hoard. 3 Filler 1930 purple, three 1927 12 Filler beige with consecutive serial numbers and four 1940 12 Fillers blue also with consecutive serial numbers. 8 chits, EF-Unc. $400?
*833 Jerusalem Bank Ltd. Share Certificate. July 1935, One Ordinary Share, with 12 coupons attached. Matted, ready to frame. Meshorer-53. EF. The last one I can recall offering was in the Fall of 1997 where an unmatted example sold for $125. $100+
*835 Zionist Congress. 1937. A guest ticket, 2nd row, Seat 14 in the Balcony, for the Congress held in Zurich. In English, Hebrew and German. EF. The 20th Zionist Congress had to deal with the Royal Commission under Lord Peel which had proposed the partition of Palestine as well as the recent Arab riots and of course Nazi Germany was not far away. $65+?
*836 Yiddish Maps. Taken From the Yiddish Encyclopedia of the 1940's. c. 8 1/2 X 11". Multicolored and attractive. A group of 10 different maps. Political Map of Africa, Physical Maps of Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, Asia Minor, Italy, 2 small maps of Europe (10th & 16 Centuries) on one page, Eretz-Israel and a Physical Map of the World. The last two are double size maps $125+
*838 Otzar Hityashvuth Hayehudim, Jewish Colonial Trust. 1946. Share Certificate for 5 Shares. Same vignettes in the corners as the earlier and more well known regular Jewish Colonial Trust shares (see Lot 815). I can't recall seeing this before. Matted, ready to frame. $85+
*839 Arthur Szyk. Book of Job. 1946. Heritage Press NY. From the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and 8 beautiful color lithographs by Szyk plus an additional one on the cover. Hand inscribed inside, 1st blank page. It's been more than 12 years since we've offered a copy of this beautiful book $35+
*840 Palestine Mercantile Bank. 1947. A check for 15 Lirot drawn on the Haifa (Jerusalem crossed out) branch on January 16th 1947. With Palestine revenue stamp and marked PAID. I cannot recall ever offering any item from this bank and know little about it. .It later was absorbed by the Israel Discount Bank. $25?
*841 Jewish Agency for Palestine Check. 1948 (April 13th). Issued a month before the State of Israel was established, the Jewish Agency was the Government in Waiting. The check cleared 2 1/2 months later. Green. $30+
*842 Shana Tova Postcard. 1948. Blue and white (the National colors) featuring a map of Israel within a Magen-David within a olive leaf wreath. Captioned "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her cunning". "Israel Government established in fame and glory, in order to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy...if it will keep on guarding the Sabbath - a whole redemption will soon be coming". The postcard was mailed in 1948, but has two additional commemorative postmarks of Israel's 25th Anniversary in 1973. VF $80?
*847 Israel Treasury Checks. 1960's. 33 different pieces. Sold at local bank for everyday commercial transactions and guaranteed by the Treasury. Mostly in denominations up to 30 Lirot, with many varieties in numbering, fonts, design and color. Unused. Au-Unc. $50+?
*848 Shekem Canteen Sabbath Tokens. Haffner CT-11. A complete set of four: Peppermints, Fruit Toffee, Wafer and Black Beer. All unused (and unsigned) "Canteen unit / Sabbath Token / (item Good For) / Serial number and army insignia. The serial numbers in this lot are all 2 digits away from the Haffner plate notes. Unc. And the first I can recall offering. $75+
*849 Six Day War First Day Covers. 1967. A group of 36 different covers from various Post Offices that Israel opened in their newly acquired territory after the 6 Day War. While a couple of the cities have two covers, they are all different. $125?
*850 Postal Bank Checks. 1970's. 28 different in various denominations up to 200 Lirot. Face Value of 1,033 Israel £. There are varieties in fonts, surcharges etc. These were like cashier's checks issued by a government bank. $50+?
*851 Yechiel Kadishai Letter. 1981. On official "State of Israel, Prime Minister's Office" letterhead about some parliamentary matter, signed in hand "All the best". Kadishai was a Zionist revisionist, who was born in Poland. He immigrated to Eretz Israel as a baby. He was a member of the Beitar Youth Movement and joined the National Military Organization (Etzel) in 1940. He volunteered for the British Army (1942). After demobilization in 1946 he remained underground in Europe and was active in the Bericha and in the Etzel in Europe. Returned to Eretz Israel in 1948 on the Altalena. Entered business and later became a representative of Beitar in South Africa and Secretary of Herut in the Knesset (1956-67 and 1970-77). He was head of Menachem Begin's private office when he was a minister in the government (1967-70) and when he was prime minister (from 1977). Was considered Begin's right hand man and closet personal confident. VF $65
Consignments are now being solicited for our Fall Auction. If you have one better item or an entire collection we may be interested. Please contact us before shipping to see if your collection will fit in our auction. We need to receive your consignment by September 8, 2009. Generally speaking we are looking for numismatic related items. However if your collection contains other material we very well may be able to sell those as well.
THE HOLOCAUST AND ANTI-SEMITISM (back to top)
Why do people collect this stuff? Obviously people collect for different reasons, but most people seem to collect these items as teaching tools for use at home, in schools, synagogues and churches. Many people donate them to national or local museums. There are people who deny the existence or magnitude of the Holocaust. These items are a weapon against them.
In addition to these lots, please see the following lots earlier in the catalog: 13, 399-402, 475-489, 515, 524, 528-532, 534-629, 653-654, 658-664, 668-681, 685-687 and 692-695. This sale has one of the most extensive listings of concentration camp, internment camp and displaced persons camp money we have ever offered.
*852 Austrian Anti-Semitic notgeld. 1920 Set of 3. 10, 20 & 50 Heller. Issued by the Anti-Semitic League of Austria. All with burning newspapers on the obverse and anti-Semitic quotes on reverse. 3 Au-unc notes. $50+
*854 Brakel ANTI-SEMITIC NOTGELD. 1922. 2 Mark Anti-Semitic notgeld. Both an original blue note and an olive green note which replaced the first issue. The blue note depicts a man chained to a pillory which, according to the sexually psychopathic Streicher (who published the primitive anti-semitic Die Stuermer) personifies Jewry. The notes were received with so much disfavor that they were quickly withdrawn and replaced by a note with a row of houses in the background, which was seemingly less disgusting. The man is being punished for what is depicted on the other side, he holds his baby out the window while the baby defecates on an unsuspecting German. See The Shekel XVIII, #4. Both notes are AU-Unc. $75+
*855 Thale in Harz Anti-Semitic Notgeld. 1921. 8 different 50 Pfenning notes, all with Devil dealing with a Jew on the front. There are two series of notes, one with scenery on the back, the other with buildings. We have 4 different notes from each series. Plus two One Mark notes from the same series, one with scenery on the back, the 2nd with portraits of 19 people. 10 Au-Unc notes, not often offered. $50+
*856 LOICH ANTI-SEMITIC NOTGELD 1920. 50 Heller. Depicts an Austrian householder dismissing a Jewish peddler (with long nose) from his house. At the left are thorns, at the right a snake with a caption, "Out with loan sharks and illegal hawkers" perhaps meaning thorn should be uprooted and snakes be killed. Unc. This note comes in various colors on beige paper. This is example is orange and black. "8. Auflage." on back for 8th series. The last we had sold for $65 $60
*857 Sternberg ANTI-SEMTIC NOTGELD. 1922. Anti-Semitic Notgeld. The infamous set of 3 notes, which depicts the supposed destruction of the Holy Wafer by Jews. Unc. See The Shekel Vol XVII #4 (an error on the cover says Vol XVIII, this is July-August 1984). With envelope of issue (rare as such). $75+
*859 Estonian Passport. 1936. Issued by the Estonian Consulate in Harbin in Japanese occupied NE China to a family named Gottlieb. The wife's maiden name was Metz and their son Evgeni was born in 1926. It was renewed on November 9, 1937. Symbolically this was the night that Kristallnacht began in Germany. On the inside of the front cover is a manuscript notation in Estonian that cancels the passport and says another was issued. There are no other visas or handstamps inside after this. Most non-Russian Jews from Harbin were deported to the Shanghai "Ghetto" just before Pearl Harbor, and remained there until after the war when they returned to Europe. According to the Yad Vashem data base Gottlieb and Nadezda Metz survived the war and emigrated from Bremerhaven to the USA on "Gen. Sturgis" on 13/11/1950. Used but in decent shape. $150+
*860 Jewish Doctor Label. 1930's. Gummed label c. 2 1/4 x 2/ 3/4", which had to be affixed to doors and/or windows by Jewish doctors indicating that they were allowed to treat Jews only. Blue & yellow with Magen David. Scarce, this is the first we've offered at auction since 1997. Also see lot below for a related item. $50+
*861 Jewish Physician Special Handstamped Postcard. 1941. Sent from a Jewish doctor in Berlin to his friend in New York City. At the upper left is a four line handstamp "Dr. Med. Georg "Israel" Zehden - Allowed to treat Jewish Patients Only" followed by his address and a Magen-David in a circle left. We've seen this message on stickers that Jewish doctors had to place on their doors (see above lot), but have seen this handstamp very infrequently if at all. The message on the card, dated 16 November, 1941, to his friend Mr. Gaston Prival is poignant, "Dear Gaston, somehow we have not received your cards, said to have been mailed...eager to know how your are...Generally speaking, we are fine..Is there any possiblity for my wife & I to reach your place?...would be glad to receive more information..." Card was mailed to NY with various SS and Nazi censor handstamps. This was probably Dr. Zehden's last postcard to his friend in NY. 3 weeks later Pearl Harbor was attacked and the US and Germany were officially at war. As per the accompanying data from Yad Vashem, Dr. Gaston, his wife and son were deported to the east where he perished at Theresienstadt Ghetto, while his wife and son were murdered at Auschwitz. F-VF and rare. $325+?
*862 Bulgarian Yellow Star. Bakelite (Plastic) yellow and black (c. 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"). with two holes in center for attaching to clothes. Unlike other countries which the Nazis conquered, Jews in Bulgaria were required to wear these bakelite stars rather than cloth ones. Rather scarce, I think it's been more than 15 years since we've offered one for sale either by auction or on a list. $200+
*863 The Tragedy of Salonika Greek Jewry. 1942. A typed British Red Cross Enquiry Form from Samuel Mordoh of Zichron Yakov, dated 3 March 1942 to his mother Lucie Mordoh in Thessalonika, Greece, With 25 word limited typed message (and he used all 25 words) in French, "Dear Mother & Elica, we are in good health, I have a new son, Moshe. Received your November letter, warmest hugs, Sam." Mother's handwritten reply is dated 18 January 1943, more than 10 months later, "Dear Sam, we are healthy, received two letters...the birth of Moshe is a great joy...Kisses for the baby...we embrace you, Sara...Mother". The mass deportation of Salonika Jews occurred from March to July 1943; 46, 000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only 1,200 would survive. Unfortunately Lucie Mordoh was not among them, as per an included printout from the Yad Vashem database. Sam received his mother's message on 8 September 1943 (or later), that is 9 months after it was written and 18 months after his original letter. Both sides show numerous handstamps of various censors, Greek and Swiss Red Cross markings and the final handstamp of Zichron Yakov. An incredible reminder of the personal heartbreak of one family. $250+
*864 Amsterdam Judenrat: Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam. 10¢ chit in pink, received as an administrative payment for a permit to travel on 24 May 1942. With a 3 line handstamp, "Joodsche Raad, Permit Dept., Hilversum Dept". Hilversum lies some 30 KM southeast of Amsterdam with a small Jewish community. Anti-Jewish measures began during the course of 1941 no doubt pushed by the Mayor who was a member of the Dutch Nazi party. In January 1942 all stateless Jews were deported from there, In May two hunderd German Jews were expelled from Hilversum to the Amsterdam suburb of Asterdorp. Thus this chit no doubt was issued to one of the German Jews who had fled from the Nazis to Hilversum and now they were forced to move again. A similar chit for 25¢ sold for $625 in our sale 36C. VF. Accompanying this lot is a short two page history of the Jews of Hilversum. $625+
*865 Dutch Amsterdam Judenrat Circular. 1942. 23 December. A letter from the Joodsche Raad, Department of Education addressed to the "Ladies and Gentlemen Principals and other staff of Jewish Educational Institutions". The letter discusses the need to complete and return the Employees Declaration of the Income Tax form within 2 days of receipt. The entire document should be read in the light of the historical climate of the time, i.e. the Nazi secret plan to deport Dutch Jews to the Death Camps in the east, the first step was to consolidate all the Dutch Jews in Amsterdam. (See Lot #864 above). An English translation is included. F-VF. $750+?
*866 Litzmannstadt Ghetto Vorladung Form. 1943. A summons or citation issued by the Aelteste der Juden In Litzmannstadt Transition Committee. The form "invites" the recipient to appear for medical examinations to be held in an ambulance at #40 Sulzfelder Strasse. A blank form with spaces for name, occupation, address etc. Peforated near the bottom where the recipient was to acknowledge receipt. Printed on the back of German commercial stationery of "Streithorst & Co., Bremen". This was not unusual as other chits and forms were printed on similar stationery paper. Rare and 1st we've seen. Unrecorded?. Nice VF. $350+
*867 AJDC Food Card. 1945-1946. A food ration card issued by the Jewish Committee of the American Joint Distribution Committee Bad Kissingen. On rather thick white-beige paper has space for bearer's name and shows two oblong rows, each with seven boxes (A weekly card) marked "A" for Abendessen (Supper) and "M" for Mittagessen (Lunch). These cards were issued to Jewish survivors of the Jewish DP camp at Bad Kissingen. $70
*868 Hero of the Holocaust. 1966. Postcard of Dr. Eliezer Yerushalmi, a true hero of the Holocaust. He was born in Belarus 1900, studied in Kaunas where he majored in History & Education. He spent 1941 in the Shavil (Siauliai) Ghetto in Lithuania where he secretly taught children and documented Ghetto life and everyday events in a diary. He went into great detail about the Ghetto regulation that it was not permitted for any woman to give birth to a child and if a woman was known to be pregnant and did not have an abortion her entire family would be killed. The Ghetto was liquidated in July of 1944, but Yerushalmi was among the few who escaped. He somehow was able to travel to Vilna, Lodz, Rome and arrive in Haifa in 1949. He was involved in a Yad VaShem project which helped publish his Shavil Diary, was a founder and director of a school in Haifa and was strongly involved in Haifa's cultural life where a street was named in his honor. This postcard concerning his mortgage payment (?) is signed 3 times. Entirely in Hebrew as is the historical data included. $80+?
*869 Group. Hamburg "Jewish" notgeld. 1921. A set of 4 notes, 50 & 75 Pfg and 2 different One Mark notes for the Culture and Sports Festival in Hamburg in August of 1921. Each with a castle which has two "Jewish" stars at top. I don't think we've offered these notes since 1997! Also in this lot are 4 other pieces of Notgeld with a Star of David, a 5 Salomas Commemorative note from 2003 commemorating the 60th anniversary of the destruction of the Vilnus Ghetto, a Polish stamp commemorating the liberation of Majdanek Ghetto and a 50 Pfg and 1 Mark note from Litzmannstadt. 12 items, the first 10 EF or better, the last two poor $60+
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