Auction Sale #44A
This auction is now closed. Please see our list of prices realized and our list of remaining lots available at fixed prices through July 31.
Closing Date and Time:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Midnight Mountain Daylight Time
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TERMS OF SALE
BIDDING IN OUR AUCTIONS
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE
HIGHLIGHTS OF AUCTION 44A
PART ONE: WORLD WIDE MATERIAL
ANCIENT JEWISH COINS (1-20a)
ANCIENT GREEK, ROMAN, GREEK IMPERIAL COINS (21-191)
MODERN AND MEDIEVAL COINS, TOKENS AND MEDALS (192-395)
WORLD PAPER MONEY (396-448)
PART TWO: JUDAIC AND HOLY LAND RELATED MATERIAL
MEDALLIC JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (449-584)
PAPER JUDAICA AND HOLY LAND MATERIAL (585-595)
HOLOCAUST MEMORABILIA INCLUDING MEDALS (596-628)
NUMISMATIC LITERATURE (629-640)
TERMS OF SALE (back to top)
1. All bids are per lot as numbered in this catalog.
2. Payments are strictly cash (cash, check, money order, bank draft, bank wire or approved credit card) in US dollars. See Term #9 for credit card terms. All checks must be written in US dollars on a US bank. We do not accept payment via PayPal. Bidders are responsible for any and all bank charges for bank wires etc.
3. Auction sales are not approval sales. The bidders assume responsibility to pay for all lots bid on. Lots may be returned for reasons of improper description only within 3 days of receipt. Lots examined prior to the sale may not be returned for any reasons 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. Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted for payment. However an additional 3% is charged, to help cover our costs, for use of card in auctions and mailbid sales. Please note if you use a credit card and are a new customer, we must be able to confirm your billing address.
10. Digital photos or scans are available for most individual lots in this sale via email without charge. We prefer that you ask for this service well before the end of the sale.
11. All lots with six (6) or more items are sold as is, and are not returnable.
12. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt unless arrangements are made prior to the close of the sale. All invoices over 30 days overdue are subject to an interest charge of 1 ½% per month.
13. There is a $25 charge for bad checks.
14. In case of tie bids, the earliest bid received will win the lot.
15. Phone, fax, mail and email bids are accepted. Phone bids should be confirmed in writing. All email bids will be confirmed by a return email. We will also try via email to confirm receipt of bids received by any other method.
16. 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 whenever possible.
17. Bidders are responsible for errors in bidding, so please check your bid sheet carefully.
18. There are no buyer's fees in our sales. The only additional fee charged is for shipping or for use of a credit card or a bank wire.
19. All overseas packages will be shipped via registered or express mail at buyer's risk. Shipments of books will be very expensive to overseas addresses.
20. Bidders not known to us must provide us with satisfactory credit references or pay a (refundable of course) 25% deposit.
21. Prices realized will be published shortly after the sale and will be mailed to all consignors, subscribers and competitive bidders. Others may receive a copy for $5 plus a stamped self-addressed envelope or check our website for free.
22. Slabbed (encapsulated) coins, notes, medals or tokens certified by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS may not be returned.
23. The minimum acceptable bid on any lot is at least 60% of the estimate. In some cases it may be higher than that, but it will never be higher than estimate. We have made every effort to make our estimates conservative and realistic. In the case of lots with precious metals, bids must be the "melt" value of the item at the very least. As we write this, gold is about $1300 per ounce and silver around $22 per ounce. Both markets have been very volatile lately. If in doubt, please ask us. Please see below for new bidding rules for the last day of the sale.
BIDDING IN OUR AUCTIONS (back to top)
NEW BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAST DAY OF SALE
CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
Telephone Bids will be accepted until 9:00 Mountain Time
Fax & email Bids will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time
Bids left on our Voice Mail System (Answering Machines) will be accepted until Midnight Mountain Time
We will stop answering our phones at 9:00 PM Mountain standard time on May 29, 2014 or as soon as our phones stops ringing for 10 minutes. However you may still leave bids on our phones via voice mail, via Fax or via email until midnight. This should make it easier for anybody who wants to bid on the last day, the last hour or even the last minute to do so. As always winning bids will be reduced to one advance over the 2nd high bid.
We suggest you bid above estimate if you want an item, as high bids will be reduced to one bidding increment over the 2nd high bid. Our bid sheets offer several bidding options that can save you money, optimize your bids and see that you get the lots that your really want. If you are unsure of your bidding strategy, please give us a call or contact us by email and we will be happy to discuss them with you.
There is a minimum bid of at least 60% of the estimate on each lot. However in some cases the reserve may be higher than 60% of the estimate although it will never be higher than the estimate. We will always try to make reserves and estimates reasonable and in line with today's market. Of course in many cases lots may be offered so infrequently that our estimates are just educated guesses.
We take seriously the commitment to reduce bids. We do not reveal the high bid on any lot, however we will tell you if you are the high bidder at the time of your request. Usually more than half 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. We believe the best bidding strategy is to bid early, knowing that winning bids will be reduced to the next bidding increment over the 2nd high bid. It's a successful auction when everybody is satisfied with the results: the consignors, the bidders and the auctioneer. Many of our consignors have been consigning material to us for 20 or more years, others have been buying material from us for as long or longer and are just now disposing of their collection or of parts of their collection. And more than a handful of the successful bidders in our sales of the past few years have been bidding (and buying) in our sales since the 1970s. We must be doing something right.
There are no buyer's fees in our sales. You are charged only for the amount of your winning bid plus a postage and shipping charge. If you want the convenience of using your credit card or sending us a bank wire, we do charge a small fee to help cover our costs. There are only a few coin dealers who still do not charge a buyer's fee. Some companies charge a 15 to 20% buyer's fee, plus a consignor fee as well!
LOT VIEWING SCHEDULE (back to top)
Denver Coin Exposition. May 9-11 National Western Complex "Expo Hall". 4655 Humboldt Street, (I-70 and Brighton Blvd. Exit), Denver, CO. Friday and Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 10-3. Our table location in the new bourse layout is #820 and 822.
We should have all lots from the auction with us at this show and we will be there for all public hours. If you are heading to the show and have gotten lost or can't find our tables call us on our mobile phone number is 303-910-8245.
From May 12th until the close of the sale either Rita or I (usually both of us) will be available in our office for questions about the sale or particular lots. Our usual office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5:55 PM Mountain time. As the closing date draws near we will expand our hours. If you call and we don't answer, please leave a message with the best time to return your call and we will try to get back to you at your preferred time. Of course you can email 24 hours a day and we will return the email as soon as we can.
We will confirm all email bids within 24 hours of receiving your bid. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us. Email bids received between 9 PM and Midnight on November 14th will be confirmed sometime the next day. We do not confirm bids received via mail or fax unless specifically asked to do so. However if we have your email on file we will try to do so. When sending us a bid sheet via regular mail, fax or as an attachment, please write carefully on your bid sheet. And a short description is always helpful to avoid mistakes.
No information will be available about the results of the sale until bids have been checked and invoices have been written. This usually takes 3 to 4 days. We will not be answering the phones until that information is ready. We hope to have the phones open by Monday June 2nd or Tuesday June 3rd at the very latest.
Please note that this entire catalog is also up on our website, or will be very shortly. Our website address is www.rosenblumcoins.com. There you will find, not only everything that is in this catalog, but color images of many more items than are in this printed version of the catalog.
As many of you are aware we no longer issue printed Fixed Price Lists via mail (with the possible exception of an Israel/Palestine list later this year). However we have occasional offerings of coins, medals, tokens, paper money, numismatic books, odd & curious money and more. We hope to resume a weekly schedule in the very near future. These lists will be available either via an email and/or on our website. If we have your email address we will send you an email reminder when a new list is up or the list will be included with the email. Of course if you don't want to receive these reminders, just let us know and we will remove your email address from our notification list. If you don't have an email account or access to the internet at home I suggest you jog yourself down to your nearest public library and use their computer. We have also reopened our Vcoin Ancient Coin Store at http://www.vcoins.com/ en/stores/ rosenblum_coins /140/Default.aspx?store_display_type=ancient. We will aggressively add new coins to this store beginning in May and hopefully reopen our world coin store later this year.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014 SPRING AUCTION 44A (back to top)
Welcome to our first auction of 2014 and a new photographer at our company. Or an old photographer returning. That's me. Bill. Rita has taken the term semi-retired to actually mean not working as much as she did when she was not retired. She's helped a bit, giving me advice etc., but at the moment I am doing most of the digital photography and scanning. The last time I was in charge of photography was back in the days when I used a Polaroid system set up exclusively for taking photos of coins and then actually cutting out the pictures and gluing them on a sheet of paper. It's taking me some time to learn but I'm getting better most every day.
Hopefully the photographs in the print catalog will give you an idea of what the lot looks like. The images on our website should be much clearer. If you need to see an image of an item or a better image of an item, please let us know as soon as you can as it might be very difficult for us to supply you with an image during the last few days of the auction.
Our auction begins as usual with a selection of ancient coins from Judaea. Unfortunately it is the smallest group of ancient Jewish coins we offered since we first starting selling ancient coins. We had hoped to include a large and impressive collection of Judaean but at the last minute our potential consignor decided he wasn't quite right to sell. So if you have a collection and are thinking of disposing of it, please contact us. The small listing does offer a number of better pieces however including some better tiny silver coins of Samaria, two very rare local Judaea Capta issues and an incredibly high grade coin of Geta from the Samarian city of Sebaste.
The Greek section is also small for this sale but does have two better Hemilitrons from Sicily and a couple of tetradrachms of Athens. However ancient collectors, don't despair. Our Greek Imperial and Roman sections are both large and include many elusive pieces. Numerous rare Colonial coins with pedigrees from both European and American dealers are offered for sale including better coins of Anchialus, Ephesos, Philadelphia-Neocaesarea and Antioch. In addition more than 25 Roman Egyptian coins are offered for sale from two different collections. Most of these are tetradrachms but there are a few other denominations there to whet your appetite as well.
The Roman coin section is our largest ever and offers coins struck over a 600 year period including more than 25 Republican issues mostly scarcer issues with "non-standard" designs. The imperial coinage listing is varied including coins purchased by a number of collectors with either an eye to history and/or the quality with more than a few choice examples being available. Also is that section is an early Roman lead medallion with a Menorah on the reverse and a pedigree from the late, great Leo Middlenberg.
We think that almost everybody will find at least something of great interest in the world coin section. Among the highlights is a small gold coin of the Argentine island of Tierra del Fuego issued by the Romanian-Jewish adventurer Julius Popper. Throughout this section is a continuation of our offerings of European jetons featuring ships. In addition there are Biblical orientated jetons in Part Two as well as some that are in demand because of the use of the word for God being used in Hebrew. In addition to the jetons listed in section two, we urge you to look under France, Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands as well. Another select group are four different high-grade "Conder" tokens of Daniel Mendoza. There are also a handful of British items with Judaic connections including an Edward VII coronation piece from the English Zionist Federation as well as two Scottish Agricultural Award medals to Lord Balfour plus different medals honoring Sir Moses Montefiore.
Our Israel section is among are smallest ever but does contain a handful of unusual error coins as well as a rare variety of the 1968 Jerusalem 20th anniversary coin. Other unusual offerings include two different Papal coins featuring a Menorah on the reverse. I don't think we've ever offered even one, in this sale we have two (from two different sources). We also offer two Jordanian 1 Dinar silver commemoratives with a stunning view of the old city of Jerusalem on the reverse. Our Palestine coin section while small does list a number of enticing lots including a few high grade key date "slabbed" coins, some "raw" key date coins, a very nice "Holy Land Token", a few badges and pins and a partial set in an album made in "China".
There aren't many coins listed under the United States but our listing is large nevertheless featuring a large collection of merchant tokens from more than 35 states. Most of these were collected by an American Rabbi and were sold by us a few years back and now the new owner wants to refocus his collection on another field. In addition we close out this section with a nice run of impressive and attractive Society of Medalist medals, most with the original brochures included.
The world paper section is as usual high-lighted by World War II related items including rare concentration camp notes, Konversionkasse bonds and notes, propaganda leaflets, POW notes and ration cards. In addition more non-paper colorful notgeld from Bielefeld is for sale as well as a leather note from Possneck, two very high-grade "slabbed" Israeli carpet notes as well as two Palestine Currency Board issues.
In part two of our sale we again offer a large selection of jetons, medals and tokens many of which are very rare and/or equally as important. We begin with a listing of Biblically orientated jetons and continues with among the rarest, earliest and most important of all "Jewish" medals. That is the medal authorized by the Ashkenazic community in Amsterdam honoring Rabbi Elazar ben Samuel Shmelke of Brody done by Joel Lippman Levy. The example being offered are obverse and reverse electro-type cliches. From that same collection is another medal commissioned by the Amsterdam community, this being the famed Edict of Toleration medal honoring Joseph II by Johan Christian Reich who was the father of John Reich, the designer of many US coins.
19th century Jewish-related medals abound in this section including seldom seen False Shekels, a Cologne Synagogue medals, numerous issues related to Sir Moses Montefiore as well as a lot of two silver medals awarded to future British Prime Minister, and athenor of the "Balfour Declaration" Lord Arthur Balfour. Other items include a few wedding medals, a medal of Salamon Herman von Mosenthal, a Jewish Orphanage piece from Diez in Bavaria, a rare school medal from Williamsburg in Brooklyn, the famed 1898 Basel Second Zionist Congress medal plus other early and rare JNF issues. This section is too long and contains so many rare issues that we can only list a few more. Those include a plaque awarded to the great composer and musician Leonard Bernstein by the Israel Defence Forces in 1957 as well as a handful of state of Israel issues including off-metal strikes, either unique or nearly so, a brockage of an Israeli medal and the much in demand Internation Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) silver medal which we have never offered via auction before.
Our sale concludes with numerous paper items, many in large groups that the specialist will find most intriguing, a run of Holocaust related medals most of which we have seldom offered, a few anti-Semitic notgeld and overprint issues of the 1920s and even a small offering of numismatic literature including a large run of World-Wide of California auction catalogs and a lot of 72 issues of the long-gone but not forgotten, World Coins magazines of the 1960s.
As you look at the catalog and the images at the back please keep in mind that we have a new, or perhaps we should say a recently re-educated photographer and many of the images may be far short of the quality of Rita's. Please look at our website at www.rosenblumcoins.com for larger and higher quality images. We can try to supply you with better images via email. Please ask and we will try to accommodate you.
Since our last catalog was published we have lost at least two of our long-time friends both of whom were fine numismatists in their own right but more importantly good friends and fine people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of both Louis Hudson of North Carolina and Oliver (Larry) Lisot of Texas and formerly Colorado. Rita and I miss you both.
PART ONE - WORLD WIDE MATERIAL (back to top)
* 1 JUDAEA, Samaria. 4th Century BC. Silver Obol (.79g). Young female (?) head right/ Lion's scalp facing. SC-161, Sofaer-225. aVF. Meshorer & Qedar described the obverse as a bearded male head, but Sofaer's description of a female head wearing a stephane (wreath) and necklace seems more accurate. $450+
* 2 Samaria. 4th Century BC. Silver Obol (.64g). Sidonian galley to left, oars and row of shields along bulwark, waves below, 9 above/Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys at left, stg. right and fighting with lion on its hind legs, 9 between them. SC-199 variety (the SC version has the Aramaic 9 retrograde), choice EF, obv. a bit off-center. An exceptional example of a tiny Samarian silver coin. $400+?
* 3 Samaria. 4th Century BC. Silver Obol (.64g). Galley left, Phoenician "11-" above/ Persian king fighting lion, ΘΕ between them, the E turned 45o clockwise. SC-200 sim., but otherwise unpublished. F/VF, toned. $250+
* 4 Herod Archelaus. 4 BC - 6 AD. Æ Prutah (1.12g). Double cornucopia turned slightly to the right/War Galley. H-1195, Sofaer-74, TJC-71b. Choice EF, with a very pronounced flan handle' which was in the canal between a strip of two or more coins when they were struck. $400+
* 5 Agrippa II. 49-95 AD. Æ 1/4 Unit 14mm (3.40g). Laureate bust of Nero right/Legend. H-1275, Sofaer-178. Fine, some light porosity. This coin exhibits very little contrast, thus it will be difficult to photograph. A coin that names Agrippa as King, under Nero, which was struck at Caesarea Paneas. Scarce type. $150+?
* 7 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 AD, year 2. Æ Prutah (3.32g). Amphora with wide rim, fluted belly Year Two/Vine Leaf, For the Freedom of Zion". H-1360a, TJC-160a, Sofaer-11. GVF+/VF. Choice obverse, reverse ok, but a bit o.c. Sold many years ago by Amphora, noted as "exceptional". $75+?
8 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 AD, year 2. Pair of Æ Prutahs (2.56 & 3.10g). Amphora with wide rim, fluted belly Year Tw o/Vine Leaf, For the Freedom of Zion. H-1360, TJC-160, Sofaer-11. Both nice VF with centered and full obverse legends, while reverse legends are off-center. $75+?
* 9 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 AD. Æ 1/8 Shekel (18mm, 5.62g). Lulav bunch flanked by etrog on each side, Year four/Chalice with pearled rim, the redemption of Zion. H-1369, Sofaer-44. F-VF. $150+?
* 10 Judaea Capta, Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Æ20 (8.26g). Struck at Caesarea Maritima. Laureate head of Vespasian right/Nike stg r. with left foot on helmet, writing with right hand on shield hanging from palm tree. H-1445, Sofaer-1, RPC-2310. Fine, some flat areas, but good metal. Rare, 1st we've offered since our Sale 37D (Fall of 2007) where a similar piece, but not as nice, sold for $500. $400+
* 12 Judaea Capta, Domitian. 81-96 AD. Æ25 (11.52g). Laureate bust right/Victory in flowing gown advancing left, holding wreath & trophy. Hen-1459, Sofaer-36, TJC-395. VF-EF, another high grade coin struck at Caesarea. 92/93. $700
13 Judaea. Group of coins. John Hyrcanus I with Antiochus VII Æ13 (2.49g) Lily of Jerusalem/Anchor, dated ΒΠΡ H-1131, clear date; Mattathias Antigonus Æ Prutah (1.57g) Hebrew legend/Double Cornucopia H-1164;Herod Archelaus Æ Prutah (1.52g) Prow of galley left/EΘN in wreath. H-1197;Antonius Felix, Procurator under Claudius Æ Prutah (2.57g) 4-line legend in wreath/Crossed palm branches H-1347; Titus, Judaea Capta of Caesarea Æ19-20 (7.65g) Head of Titus r/Nike stg r., left foot on helmet, writing on shield hanging from palm tree H-1446 and Domitian Judaea Capta of Caesarea Æ23 (11.26g) Laureate head of Domitian left/Minerva in flowing gown adv. left holding trophy, shield and spear. H-1455. 6 coins, some better types, all decent collectible grades. $175+?
* 14 Caesarea in Samaria, Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius. Died 253 AD? Æ21 (7.18g). Draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla right/Turreted bust of Tyche right. Ros-134, Kad-163. VF, green-brown patina. Scarce, seldom seen, especially so nice. $125+
* 15 Caesarea in Samaria, Volusian. 251-253 AD. Æ23 (12.39g). Laureate bust of Volusian right/Winged Nike advancing left holding wreath and palm branch. Ros-186, Kad-225, Sofaer-172. VF. A similar coin, sold for $160 in our last auction. This is nicer! $150
* 16 Gadara in Decapolis, Claudius. 41-54 AD. Æ16 (4.68g). Bare-headed bust right/ Turreted bust of Tyche right, in front LHP = 108 = 44/45 AD. Sofaer-14, Ros-21, Sp-16. Ch. VF. Much nicer than most seen. $250
* 18 Neapolis in Samaria, Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Æ20. (7.02g). Laureate head of Aurelius right/Nike walking left, holding wreath and branch. Sofaer-43, Ros-13. aVF, bit rough. Rare type. 1st we've offered in auction since 2000! $150+
* 19 Nysa-Scythopolis in Samaria. Gabinus. 65-55 BC. Æ20 (5.50g). Wreathed head of Gabinus right/Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm branch. Rare, almost always found in low grade. Sofaer-4, Ros-1, Barkay-1, RPC-4826. VG/F, green patina. Ex Shoshana collection. Very little contrast, thus difficult to photograph. $100+
* 20 Petra in ArabiaN Petraea. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Æ25 (11.64g). Laureate bust right, K-0 to either side/Tyche, wearing turreted crown, seated l. on rock, holding trophy, K-0 to either side. Year 29 = 134/135 AD. Sofaer-5, Sp-5, Ros-4. Nice VF. Unusually nice portrait. $200?
* 20a Sebaste in Samaria, Geta. 209-212 AD. Æ23 (8.04g). Bare-headed draped bust of Geta right/The emperor, togate, sacrificing left left over altar, holding cornucopia. Sofaer-24, Ros-26. Nice VF+-EF. An exceedingly rare coin which I cannot recall ever offering for sale! In addition, the condition of this coin is exceptional and far nicer than any I've seen, including the Sofaer specimen. $350+?
Ancient Greek coins (back to top)
* 21 Sicily. Himera. c. 430-409 BC. Æ Hemilitro, (7.83g). Youth riding goat right, blowing shell and holding lagobolon. Below, Corinthian helmet. Dotted border/Nike moving left, holding fillet. In left field, six pellets. ΙΜΕΡΑΙΩΝ. Dotted border. Calciati I p. 41, 27. SNG ANS 184. SNG Morcom 598. Dark olive patination. About EF, but weakly struck. Ex CNG 58, 19 September 2001, lot 104 @$198. $175
* 22 Sicily, Lipara (Island off the coast). c.410-380 BC. Æ Hemilitron (3.01g). Hephaistos, nude, seated right on folding chair, holding hammer in right and kantharus in left hand/ΛΙΠΑΡΑΙΟΝ around six pellets in dotted border. Calciati I p. 15, 20. SNG Munich (6) 1684. SNG Morcom 864. Nice VF, dark green patina, light encrustation. Ex CNG 60, 22 May 2002, lot 234. $300+?
* 24 Thrace, Apollonia Pontika. 350-300 BC. Silver Diobol (1.18g). Facing head of laureate Apollo/Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right. M H to left (sim. to SNG Cop monograms 1, 2). SNG Cop-461. Ch. VF, touch o.c. $100+
* 25 Thrace, Chersonesos. c. 480-350 BC. Silver Hemidrachm (2.04g). Forepart of lion right, head turned back/Quadripartite incuse square pellet above and Δ above pellet below. SNG Cop-827 sim. Nice VF. $125+
* 26 Thrace, Istros. 400-350 BC. Silver Tri-hemi-obol (1.30g). Inverted Heads/Sea-Eagle on dolphin, ΙΣΤΡΙΗ above, monogram below. BMC-14, SNG Cop-200. VF, a tad grainy. This small denomination is seldom encountered. $150+?
* 27 Thessaly. Larissa. c. 340-320 BC. Silver Drachm (5.96g). Head of nymph 3/4 to left/ Horse left, grazing, with foreleg raised about to lie down, plant below, AIΩN in ex. The horse "left" type is at least 10 times rarer than the horse right type! SNG Cop-123. Nice VF, a bit off-center. $350+
* 29 Attica, Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.55g). Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves/AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all in an incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 31ff, SG-2526. Nice well centered Very Fine, but somewhat porous with a couple of corrosion spots on edge. This coin came to us from Israel and we had originally thought it may be from a Holy Land mint. However the style indicate that this is from the Athens mint, the porosity probably means it was buried in Israel for 2000 years. Athenian tetradrachms were the most well known coin of the time because they circulated over the entire "Greek" world of the time. $450+?
* 30 Attica. Athens. 393-300 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.01g). Head of Athena right wearing crested ornamented helmet with 3 olive leaves/Owl standing right, head facing, crescent & olive twig behind, AΘ(E) to right. Irregular shaped. SG-2537, SNG Cop-63. Toned VF, light porosity. No test cuts! $400+
* 32 Pontos. Amisos. 3rd - 2nd Centuries BC. Silver Drachm (4.20g). Head of Athena (or Hera) in stephanos left/Owl standing, head facing, with outspread wings. SNG Cop-129. VF, some encrustation. Rev. a touch off-center as usual. $125+
* 36 Pisidia. Selge. 400-300 BC. Silver Trihemiobol (.78g). Gorgon head, with long hair, facing, but tongue not protruding/Head of Athena right, spear head behind. BMC-28, SNG Cop-253. Toned F/VF, typically porous. $110+
* 38 Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 221-205 BC. Æ41.5 (66.96g). Head of Zeus-Ammon right/Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia in front, ΔΙ between legs. SNG Cop-199, SG-7841. VF/F, some obv. encrustation. $190+
* 39 Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy VI, Philometor. 181-146 BC (year 220). Æ23 (8.78g) of Citium in Cyprus. Bust of Zeus Ammon right/Eagle left on thunderbolt, flower to left, LKC above, ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. BMC-60. aVF/F, file marks rev. $115
Greek Imperial/Roman colonial coins, featuring Roman Egypt (back to top)
For related coins, please see lots 14 to 20A above
* 40 Moesia Inferior. Marcianopolis, Diadumenian. 217-218 AD. Æ20 (4.25g). Bare head right[M] OPELLIOC - ANTW(NEINOC K]/Dikaiosyne-Nemesis (or Aequitas) with scales & cornucopia sanding, at her feet wheel, MAPKIANO - ΠOLEITΩN. AMNG-793. Pretty VF, dark green patina. $180+
* 41 Moesia Inferior. Marcianopolis, Elagabalus & Julia Maesa. 218-222 AD. Æ28 (13.62g) Pentassarion. Confronted bust of Elagabalus & Julia Maesa /Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia & tessera (counting board). Very rare reverse. AMNG-969. VF, brown-green patina, a bit rough. $100+
* 42 Thrace. Anchialus, Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ26 (14.24g). Confronted busts of Gordian III at left and Tranquillina at right/Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. Varbanov-684v. Near EF, dark green and brown patina. $350+
* 43 Corinth. Corinthia, Nero. 54-68, AD 66. Æ20 (6.87g). NERO CAESAR AVG IMP Laureate head of Nero to rightL/ RV - PISO[NE II VIR] Galley to left; in field left, ADVE / AVG; below galley, QV COR. BCD-467ff, RPC-1203, SNG Cop-242. F/VF a few flaws, a bit porous. This struck 66-67 AD. $150
* 44 Achaea. Patras, Claudius . 41-54 AD. Æ25.5 (8.76g). [TI CLAVDIV]S CAESAR AVG GERMANICV[S] Head of Claudius to left/[C]OL - AA -PATR / [X]-XII Legionary eagle between two standards. BCD-545, RPC-1256, SNG Cop-170. VF, a few flat areas, obv. o.c. and somewhat porous.Both legion X and Legion XII were sent to Judaea to help quell the first Jewish revolt by Vesapasian and Titus. Purchased from Frank Sternberg in 1973. $175
* 45 Mysia, Pergamon. Augustus. 27 BC - 14 AD. Æ19.5 (4.20g). Laureate of Augustus to right [ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩΙ] ΚΑΙΣ[ΑΡΙ ΒΟΥΛΑΙΩΙ]/Basin, resting on stand, Α ΘΟΥΡΙ[ΟΣ ΙΕΡΕΥΣ ΓΥΜ]ΝΑΣΙΑΡΧΩΝ, ΠΕΡ-ΓΑ/ΜΗ-ΝΩΝ across field. BMC-239, RPC-2360, SNG Cop-465. F/VF, green patina, light scratches, but actually a nicer example than usually seen. $140
* 46 Mysia, Pergamon, Claudius. 41-54 AD. Æ15 (3.39g). Bare head of Claudius to right/ Statue of Augustus, in military dress, standing facing, within temple of four columns. BMC-257v, RPC-2370v. F, some flat areas, oval flan. Possibly a commemorative issue struck under Domitian, circa 81-96 AD. $145
* 47 Ionia, Ephesos, Caligula. 37-41 AD. Licinianus and Germanus. Æ19 (5.25g). Laureate head of Caligula right/Stag walking to left. Very rare. SNG Cop is the only other example known to me. SNG Cop-370. VG, bit off-center. $225+
* 48 Lydia, Philadelphia-Neocaesarea, Caligula. 37-41 AD. Æ17 (2.10g). Laureate head of Caligula to right/ Panther walking right, head turned back & holding thyrsus. Very rare. RPC-3033v. GD. F on large flan. Flan crack, nice green patina. $150+
* 49 Syria. Antioch, Augustus. 31 BC -14 AD (2/1 BC). Silver Tetradrachm (14.98g). Laureate head right/Tyche seated right on outcropping, holding palm, below river-God Orontes swimming right, date Λ = 30 above, monogram to right. RPC-4156, Pr-55, DCA-400. VF, but flan flaking. $300+
* 50 Syria. Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. AR Tetradrachm (12.53g). Laureate bust r, draped & cuirassed/Eagle stg on club, hd left, wreath in beak, star between legs, "dotted" wings, Δ to l, E to r. Prieur-261, Bellinger-12v. VF, porous $100+
* 51 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD, year 13. Bi Tetradrachm (13.53g). Radiate bust of Nero with aegis to right/Laureate bust of Apollo to right; in field, L IΓ = year 13. C-55, M-248, Emm-110. Nice VF, very minor porosity. Scarce type, which I can't recall offering before. Ex stock Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel 1969 where previous owner purchased this. $300+
* 52 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD. Silver Tetradrachm (13.39g). Laureate head of Nero right/Demeter standing left, hldg. poppies & corn-ears r. hand & long torch in left, year 3. C-74, M-153, Emm-115. Toned VF, bit porous. Very rare. Ex Naegeli collection from stock of F. Sternberg, Zurich 1980. $600+
* 53 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD, year 11. Bi Tetradrachm (13.30g). Radiate bust of Nero to right/Eagle stg. on thunderbolt, palm to left; simpulum to right, in left in field, L IA (year 11). Scarce with simpulum, C-97, M-237, BMC-166, Emm-118v. Toned VF+. $300+
* 54 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD. Bi Tetradrachm. His radiate head right/Draped bust of Octavia right, L Γ = year 3. Emm-127, Cop-91, Cur-133, M-133. VF. We've only been able to trace a handful of this date and type to auction this century and this seems to be the nicest! $375+
* 55 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD, year 10. Bi Tetradrachm (13.54g). Radiate head of Nero to right/Bust of Poppaea to right; right in field, L I (= year 10). C-138, M-217, Emm-128. Toned VF. Obv. a bit grainy, small flan crack rev. Purchased from Frank Sternberg, Zurich in 1992. $200+
* 56 Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68 AD, year 9. Æ Diobol (26mm, 9.26g) Laureate head of Nero to right/L ENA-TOY (= year 9) Eagle on branch to right, head reverted. Very rare. Emm-150 (R5), Datt (II)-6663. Ch. VF, green patina! Ex Niggeler collection from the stock of Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel 1972. $600+
* 57 Roman Egypt. Galba. 68-69 AD, year 1. Bi Tetradrachm (12.97g). Laureate head of Galba to right; LA = year 1/Draped bust of Alexandria with elephant headdress to right. C-194, E-182 (R2), M-320. Fine, porous. $225+?
* 58 Roman Egypt, Otho. 69 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (11.13g). Head of Otho right/Bust of Alexandria right, wearing elephant's cap. Curtis-230, Milne-368, Emm-182. VF. Scarce. Very little silvering remains on this coin. $250+
* 61 Roman Egypt. Trajan. 98-117 AD. Æ Dichalkon (1.52g). Laureate bust right/ Rhinoceros standing left, L IZ above (year 17). Emm-719v (R5). Nice VF. Seemingly unpublished with Rhino standing left! Rare. $200+?
* 62 Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (13.42g). Laureate, draped and cuirased bust right/Draped bust of Helios right, L IΔ = year 14 = 129/130 AD. C-429, E-852, Köln-1002. Nice VF. Ex Freeman & Sear stock May 2009. $225
* 63 Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (12.13g). Laureate bust of Hadrian left/Bearded bust of Nilus right, wearing lotus-bud crown, cornucopia over shoulder, Year 19 = 134/135 AD. C-456, Emm-875, M-1450. Nice toned VF. A nice example of this popular type. Ex Pegasi stock. $225+
* 64 Roman Egypt. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Æ Dichalkon (1.31g). Laureate bust of Hadrian right, Letter I opposite his portrait in circle of dots/Star of 8 rays, LI A inside of rays. Year 11 - 127/128. Milne-1252, E-1204. VF, bit rough. Scarce. $150+
* 66 Roman Egypt. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (12.95g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Dikaiosyne stg. left, holding cornucopia & scales, LΔ to left, year 4, 224/225 AD. C-1057, E-3096, M-2918. VF. $165
* 67 Roman Egypt. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (10.94g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Laureate bust of Zeus right, L - Z = year 7 =243/244 AD. Curtis-X-1307, E-3432 (R2), M-3464. VF, obv. bit porous. $125
* 68 Roman Egypt. Philip I. 244-247 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (14.12g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Nike advancing right, holding wreath with bold hands, palm over l. shoulder, LΔ = year 4 = 246/7. Curtis-1349, Emm-3493, Milne-3663. VF. $100
* 69 Roman Egypt. Philip II, as Augustus. 247-249 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (13.32g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right/Homonia stg. left, raising right hand, holding double cornucopia in left, LS = yr 6 = 248/249. C-1399, E-3593, M-3704 . Nice VF. Not often offered. Ex. D. Alighieri collection. $175
* 70 Roman Egypt. Philip II, as Caesar. 247-249 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (13.63g). Bare-headed cuirassed bust right/Tyche, seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left, LΔ = yr 4 = 246/247. C-1404, E-3610, M-3673. VF. Ex-Keith Emmett collection. $175
* 71 Roman Egypt. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (12.31g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Sarapis, stg. & facing, head right holding scepter, L-A year 1 = 249/250 AD. C-1432, Emm-3644, M-3786, Dat-5088. VF, fan a bit ragged. $175
* 72 Roman Egypt. Claudius II Gothicus. 268-270 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (8.21g). Laureate and draped bust right/Bust of Hermanubis right, holding caduceus-palm branch combination LB = Yr. 2 = 269/270. C-1701, E-3883, M-4240. EF, small flan flaw. Very attractive. $175+
* 73 Roman Egypt. Aurelian. 271-275 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (7.89g). Laureate and cuirassed bust right/ETOOVC E in two lines, all in wreath. Yearr 5 = 273/274 AD. C-1810, E-3961, M-4435. Nice EF, light deposits on both sides. Ex Keith Emmett collection. $150
* 74 Roman Egypt. Tacitus. 275-276 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (8.67g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Elpis standing left, holding flower in right hand and lifting skirt with left, L-A = yr 1, 275-276 AD. Curtis-1840, Emm-3975, Milne-4495. Nice VF+. $100?
* 75 Roman Egypt. Numerian. 283-284 AD. Æ Tetradrachm (7.67g). Laureate bust right/ Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm, L-B = year 2. Milne-4707, Emm-3480, Cur-unl, Dat-5610. Nice VF, sm. flaw reverse. Ex Barry Murphy stock. $100+
* 76 Roman Egypt. Carinus. 283-285 AD. Æ Tetradrachm (5.75g). Laureate bust right/Tyche stg. left, crowned with modius, holding rudder and cornucopia LA = year 1. Cur-1925, Milne-4667, Emm-4012. Nice VF, scarce. $80+
Ancient Roman coinage (back to top)
* 78 M. Furius L.f. Philus. 120 BC. Silver Denarius (3.79g). Janus head, M FOVRIL L F/ Roma stg. l., crowning trophy with carnyx (wind instrument) & shield on each side, ROMA to r., PHILI (PHI in monogram) in ex. Furia-18, SR-156. VF. $150
* 79 Anonymous. 115-114 BC. Silver Denarius (3.78g). Hd. of Roma right in winged and crested Corinthian helmet, X behind, ROMA below/Roma seated right on pile of shields, hldg spear, 2 birds in field, she-wolf suckling twins at feet. SR-164, Cr-287/1. VF, rev a bit o.c. A very late issue without moneyer's name! $150+
* 80 C. Fonteius. 114-113 BC. Silver Denarius (3.81g). Laureate Janiform head of Dioscuri, XVI monogram, which looks like a star below (mark of value)/Galley left C. FONT above, ROMA below. Fonteia-1, SR-167. Gd Fine, scarce. $200+
* 81 L. Memmius. 109-108 BC. Silver Denarius (3.96g). Young male head right wreathed with oak/The Dioscuri stg. facing between their horses, each holding a spear. Memmia-1, SR-181. Toned VF, a bit o.c. This type is typically found with part of the design off the flan. Perhaps many were struck with dies larger than the flans. $125+
* 82 L. Valerius Flaccus. 108-107 BC. Silver Denarius (3.61g). Winged & draped bust of Victory right, star before (actually an XVI monogram)/Mars walking left, holding spear and trophy, apex (spiked cap) before, corn-ear behind. L VALERI FLACCI in 2 lines on left. Valeria-11, SR-183. Toned VF, light porosity. A scarce & seldom seen coin. Nice! $200+
* 83 C. Sulpicius C. f. Galba. 106 BC. Silver Denarius Serrate (3.59g). Conjoined heads of the Dei Penates left/2 soldiers swearing oath over sow which lies between them, C SVLPICI CF in ex. Sulpicia-1,SR-189. Toned F-VF, but spots of porosity. $150+
* 84 L. Appuleius Saturninus. 104 BC. Silver Denarius (3.88g). Helmeted head of Roma left/Saturn in quadriga right, holding a harpa (sickle-shaped weapon), control letter F below, L SATVRN in ex. Appuleia-1, SR-193. Nice VF. Ex Harlan Berk inventory. $125+
* 85 C. Coelis Caldus. 104 BC. Silver Denarius (3.85g). Helmeted head of Roma left/ Victory in biga left, CALD below, •I in ex. Coelia-3, SR-196 note. Nice toned VF. This is much scarcer than Coelia-2 with CALD in ex. $200+
* 86 L. Cassius Caicianus. 102 BC. Silver Denarius (3.86g). Bust of Ceres left, wreathed with corn, CÆCIAN behind, control letter A to upper left/Yoke of oxen left, control letter X above, L CASSI in ex. Cassia-4, SR-199. Nice toned VF, rev a touch off-center. $325+
* 87 M. Porcius Cato. 89 BC. Silver Quinarius (1.92g). Hd. of young Bacchus or Liber r., wreathed with ivy, M. CATO behind, symbol below/Winged Victory seated right hldg patera and palm, VICTRIX in ex. Porcia-7, SR-248. Ch. toned VF, small flaw at left. A nice well centered portrait on this small silver coin. $200+
* 88 L. Rubrius Dossenus. 87 BC. Silver Denarius (3.34g). Laureate head of Jupiter right, scepter behind, DOSSEN below/Triumphal quadriga right, thunderbolt on side-panel, Victory flying r. above L RVBRI in ex. Rubria-1, SR-258. Nice VF. $175
* 89 L. Julius Burso. 85 BC. Silver Denarius (3.87g). Winged, laureate, draped bust of Apollo Veijovis right; trident and grain ears behind/Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding wreath; LI above, L IVLI BVRSIO in ex. Julia-5a, SR-268. VF, very minor porosity. $150+
* 90 Mn. Fonteius C.f. 85 BC. Silver Denarius (3.75g). Laureate head of Apollo right, MN FONTEI CF, thunderbolt below/Cupid seated on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri to either side, thyrsus of Bacchus in ex., all in laurel wreath. Fonteia-11, SR-272. VF. $150+
* 91 A. Postumius A.f. S.n. Albinus. 81 BC. Silver Serrate Denarius (3.74g). Bust of Diana right, bow & quiver over shoulder, bucranium above/Rock surmounted by togate figure stg l. before altar, hldg sprinkler over sacrificial bull, A POST A F S N ALBIN above & to right. Postumia-7, SR-296. VF, a bit o.c. $200+
* 92 C. Marius C.f. Capito. 81 BC. Silver serrate Denarius (3.84g). Bust of Ceres right wearing wreath of wheat ears, C MARI C F CAPIT VIIII around/Farmer plowing left with yoke of oxen, VIIII above. Maria-7, SR-299. VF. The scarce variety with nothing in exergue. $250
* 93 P. Satrienus. 77 BC. Silver Denarius (3.13g). Helmeted head of young Mars r., control mark XTI behind/She-wolf prowling left, ROMA above, P. SATRIEN/NVS in ex in 2 lines. Satriena-1, SR-319. VF, bit of porosity. $225
* 94 C. Hosidius C.f. Geta. 68 BC. Silver Denarius (3.70g). Diademed & draped bust of Diana r., bow & quiver over shoulder, GETA before III VIR behind/Wild boar right attacked by hound, pierced by spear above, C HOSIDI CF in ex. Hosidia-1, SR-346, Syd-903. Nice VF+. A popular and unusual type. $250
* 95 C. Piso L. F. Frugi. c. 67 BC. Silver Denarius (3.77g). Head of Apollo right, hair tied with band, I & backwards E behind/Horseman right, with whip and palm extending behind, C. PISO L. F. FRV below, arrow pointed to right below. SR-348, Syd-885c, Calpurnia-24ff. Toned VF. $150+
* 96 M. Aemilus Scarus and P. Plautius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. Silver Denarius (3.75g). King Aretas of Nabataea, in attitude of supplication, kneeling r. beside camel, presenting olive-branch M SCAVR - AED CVR above camel SC in r. field, REX ARETAS in ex/Jupiter in quadriga left, brandishing thunderbolt P HVPASEVS AED CVR above. SR-379, Aemilia-8, Hendin-1441. Nice VF, but a bit off-center. Having to do with the battles between John Hyrcanus II and Judah Aristobulus II, this is an important addition to any collection of Republic coins and Jewish reference coins. $150+
* 97 L. Marcius Philippus. 56 BC. Silver Denarius (3.93g). Head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below/Equestrian statue on Aqueduct (the Aqua Macia), PHILIPPVS on left. AQVAM in arches. Marcia-29, SR-382. aVF. Ex Harlan Berk inventory. $150+
* 98 Faustus Cornelius Sulla. 56 BC. Silver Denarius (3.36g). Head of young Hercules right clad in lion's skin, SC & monogram behind/Globe surrounded by 4 wreaths. Celebrates triumphs by Pompey the Great, his father-in-law. Cornelia-61, SR-385. Toned VF, some porosity. Scarce. $250
* 99 P. Licinius M.f. Crassus. 55 BC. Silver Denarius (3.82g). Bust of Venus right, S.C. behind/Female figure standing & facing, holding spear & leading horse by bridle, shield at feet. P CRASSVS MF. Licinia-18, SR-394. VF, light toning. Scarce. $200+
* 100 Cn. Plancius. 55 BC. Silver Denarius (3.82g). Head of Diana Planciana right wearing petasus CN PLANCIVS AED CVR SC/Cretan goat stg. r., bow & quiver behind. Plancia-1, SR-396. Nice VF, but some weak spots. The only coin of this moneyer who was a friend of Cicero. This refers to his (the moneyer, not Cicero) military service in Crete. $200+?
* 101 Mn. Aclius Glabrio. c. 49 BC. Silver Denarius (3.72g). Laur. head of Salus r., SALVTIS behind/Valetudo stg l., hldg snake & resting on column MN ACLIVS III VIR VALETV. SR-412, Acilia-9. Nice VF. $200+
* 102 Mn. Cordius Rufus. 46 BC. Silver Denarius (4.04g). Diademed head of Venus right, RVFVS SC behind/Cupid riding right on the back of dolphin, MN CORDIVS below. Cordia-3, SR-442. Toned VF, bit o.c. Scarce. $200+
* 103 T. Carisius. 46 BC. Silver Denarius (4.02g). Winged bust of Victory right, SC behind/ A goddess (probably Victory) drives a quadriga right, T CARISI in ex. Scarce type, seldom seen. Carisia-3, SR-450. F/VF, a few flat areas. $200+
* 104 Imperatorial. Lollius Palicanus. 45 BC. Silver Denarius (4.09g). Diademed head of Libertas right, LIBERTATIS behind/View of Rostra in the Roman Forum, surmounted by subsellium (tribune's bench). LIBRANVS behind. Lollia-2, SR-465ff, Syd-960. GVF, toned, flan crack, rev. a bit off-center. Scarce issue, nice portrait. $250+
* 105 Anonymous. 1st - 2nd Century AD. Lead (22mm, 3.14g) Medallion. Head of a "citizen" right, caduceus in front/7-branched Menorah, palm branch to lower left, another object to lower right. VF, somewhat porous, flan a bit ragged. Rare? This interesting lead piece comes with a tag from Herb Kreindler and he believes he sold it more than 20 years ago for $350. cf. Mildenberg collection. $250+?
* 106 Agrippa (Issued by his grandson Caligula). Died 12 BC. Æ As (9.75g). Head of Agrippa left wearing rostral crown/Neptune stg left, holding dolphin and trident S-C to either side. SR-1812, RIC-58. VF, brown patina, very light porosity. $125+
* 109 Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Silver Denarius (3.53g). Laureate bust right/Pax standing left holding olive-branch and caduceus. RIC-9, RSC-94g, BMC-21. Nice Toned EF. Rare, so nice. Ex Fierstein and J. Jacobs collections. $1000+
* 110 Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Silver Denarius (3.43g). Laureate bust left/Pair of oxen under yoke left. RSC-133a, RIC-107, SR-2289v (bust left!). Toned VF, small flaw. The bust is usually found facing right on this type. $125+
* 112 Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Silver Denarius (3.20g). Laureate bust right/Judaea seated right, mourning, to right of trophy IVDAEA in ex. SR-2296, RIC-15, RSC-226, Hendin-1479. Decent Fine, well centered. The famous or infamous Judaea Capta issue. $150+
* 114 Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Silver Denarius (3.35g). Laureate bust right/Pax seated left, holding olive branch, left hand at side. RIC-90, RSC-366, SR-2301. Toned VF+, light obv. scratch under toning. $100+
* 115 Vespasian. 69-79. Æ As AD (10.04g). Laureate bust right/Victory standing right, on forepart of galley, holding wreath on palm, VICTORIA NAVALIS around, S-C to either side. RIC-503, Hen-779 (4th ed.), SR-2355v. Fine, some porosity and green deposits. A similar piece, we offered a few years ago, sold for $100. While not specifically mentioning Judaea, it is generally assumed that this type was struck to commemorate Roman naval victories at Joppa and Tiberias during the Jewish War. $100+?
* 116 Divus Vespasian, under Titus. c. 80 BC. Silver Denarius (2.75g). Laureate head of Vespasian right/Victory adv. l., attaching shield to trophy, at foot mourning Judaea EX - SC. SR-2565, RIC-59 (Titus) RSC-144, Hendin-1587. aEF, bit of porosity. A scarcer Judaea Capta issue, in decent condition. $300+
* 117 Titus. 79-81 AD. Silver Denarius (2.09g). Laureate bust right/Elephant walking left TR IX IMP XV COST VIII PP. RIC-22a, RSC-303, SR-2512. Choice toned VF, old chip at 10 o'clock. Struck on a small flan. $150+
* 119 Domitian 81-96 AD (as Caesar under Vespasian 76 AD). Silver Denarius (3.37g). Laureate bust right/Pegasus stepping right. SR-2637, RIC-238, RSC-47. Toned VF. Scarce type. This reverse type is copied from the coinage of Augustus. $150+?
* 122 Domitian 81-96 AD (as Caesar under Vespasian 73 AD). Silver Denarius (3.25g). Laureate bust right/Domitian on horse prancing left, raising r., holding scepter in left. SR-2644, RIC-232, RSC-664. VF/F, a bit porous. The obverse legend, CAES AVG T DOMIT COS II. has a T instead of an F after AVG. Presumably this is just a die cutter's error rather than an unreported legend. Still a scarce type. $125+
123 Domitian. 81-96 AD. Uncertain mint in Thrace? Æ Dupondius (13.22g). Radiate head of Domitian to right/Roma seated to left on cuirass, holding wreath and parazonium. BMC-514, RPC-II, 528. VF, flan a touch rough. Very rare. Purchased from M & M Basel in 1971. $500
* 127 Sabina, wife of Hadrian. Died 136 AD (133). Silver Denarius (3.03g). Diademed & draped bust right, hair in plait down neck/Vesta std left, holding Palladium and scepter. RIC-410, RSC-81, SR-3925. Toned VF/F. $100+
* 128 Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Silver Denarius (3.51g). Laureate bust right/Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia and rudder set on globe. RIC-179, RSC-263. Irregular flan, otherwise choice EF+. $425+
* 130 Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Sestertius (28.20g) 33mm. Laureate bearded bust right/Honos, togate, standing and facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopia. RIC-772, SR-4179. Sharp EF, pretty. Slightly smoothed patina. $750+
* 131 Faustina, Sr., Wife of Antoninus Pius, died 141 AD. Silver Denarius (3.25g). Her draped bust right/Aeternitas (or Providentia) standing left, holding globe and billowing veil. RSC-32, RIC-351 (Pius). Nice toned VF+. Scarcer type. Ex Davissons, Sale 30, #116. $125+
* 132 Diva Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius,died 141 AD (struck after 147). Silver Denarius (3.43g). Veiled and draped bust right/Ceres standing left, holding long torch and supporting fold of drapery. RIC-362, RSC-104, SR-4584. Lustrous sharp EF, nice portrait. $400
* 133 Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. 138-161 AD. Silver Denarius (3.01g). Laureate bust of Pius right/Draped bare-headed bust of Aurelius right. RIC-417 (b), RSC-22a, BMC-160 VF. A seldom seen type with the draped bust of Aurelius! $100+?
* 136 Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Sister of Commodus, daughter of Aurelius. Æ Sestertius (22.79g). Draped bust right/Pietas stg. left, right hand extended over lighted altar & holding box of incense. RIC-1756, SR-5505. F-VF, light porosity. $100+
* 138 Clodius Albinus, as Caesar (193-195). 195-196 AD. AR Denarius (2.59g). Bare head right. Very nice portrait/Minerva stg left, holding olive barnch & resting on shield. SR-6144. F/aF, but somewhat porous. Scarce. $125+
* 139 Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD (211). Silver Denarius (3.44g). Laureate bearded bust right/Fortuna std l., hldg rudder & cornucopia, wheel below seat. SR-6276, RIC-246, RSC-154. Ch. EF/VF. (T in obv legend weakly struck). Rare issue, using the title BPIT to commemorate his victories in Britain, although he failed to return home alive. Certainly a Pyrrhic victory for Severus himself. $175+
* 140 Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Silver Denarius (3.40g). Laureate bust right/Victory, flying left, holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base. RIC-150, RSC-454, SR-6333. Choice toned EF. Attractive. Ex Fiersten collection. $400
* 141 Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Silver Denarius (2.48g). Laureate bust right/Neptune standing left, foot on rock, r. hand resting on upper leg, holding long trident in left. RIC-241, RSC-542. Choice toned EF, great portrait. Scarce. $100+
* 142 Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Silver Denarius (3.62g). Laureate head right/Indulgentia seated left, holding patera and scepter. SR-6908, RIC-300, RSC-103. Choice VF. The reverse image of Indulgentia is generally thought to be Julia Domna and was used as a "peace offering" by Caracalla for his part in murdering his younger brother (and Domna's other son) Geta. Ex A. Lynn collection. $100+
* 144 Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Silver Denarius (3.37g). Bearded laureate bust right/ Hercules standing left, holding branch, club and lion's skin. RSC-196, RIC-192, SR-6828v. Lightly toned EF. Ex A. Lynn collection. $125+
* 145 Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla & Geta. (203 AD). Died 217 AD. Silver Denarius (3.20g). Draped bust of Julia Domna right/Pietas standing left, both hands raised in invocation, altar at feet. SR-6601, RIC-574, RSC-156. Nice EF, flan a bit ragged. $100+
* 146 Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla & Geta. Silver Antoninianus (4.80g). Her diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind/Venus seated left on throne, holding scepter. SR-7098, RIC-388a, RSC-211. Toned, well-centered, VF some light porosity. Scarce type without cupid or an apple. Ex Davissons Sale 27, #95. The double denarius (Antoninianus) introduced with her coinage in 215 AD. Ex Triton II #953. $100+
* 148 Plautilla, wife of Caracalla. Died 212 AD. Silver Denarius (3.70g). Draped bust right/Concordia standing left holding patera and scepter. RIC-359, RSC-2. Nice VF, great portrait. Ex Wayne Sayles inventory. $150
* 149 Geta 209-212 AD, as Caesar (203 AD). Silver Denarius (3.37g). Draped and cuirassed bare-headed young bust of Geta right/Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. SR-7173, RIC-9b, RSC-38. Lightly toned VF. $100
* 151 Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus. Murdered along with her son in March of 222 AD. Silver Denarius (2.52g). Her draped bust right/Venus seated left, holding apple and scepter, child at her feet. SR-7720, RIC-243, RSC-14. VF+, lightly toned, reverse a touch off-center. $75+
* 152 Julia Maesa, sister of Julia Domna, grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. Died c. 225 AD. Silver denarius. (2.79g). Draped bust right/Fecunditas stg. left, extending right hand over child at her feet and holding cornucopia in left. SR-7749, RIC-249, RSC-8. Choice VF+. $100+?
* 155 Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD (230 AD). Æ Sestertius (18.59g). Laureate bust right/Emperor in military dress stg. l, foot on helmet, hldg globe & spear. SR-8024, RIC-627. Ch. VF, nice chocolate brown patina. $150
* 156 Orbiana, wife of Severus Alexander. 225 AD. Married 225, exiled 227. Silver Denarius (2.99g). Draped bust right/Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopia. SR-8191, RIC-319, RSC-1. VF, but light porosity & flan crack. Scarce. $175
* 157 Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. 232 AD. Murdered 235 with her son. Silver Denarius (2.39g). Draped bust right/Felicitas stg. & facing, head left, legs crossed, hldg caduceus, leaning on column. RIC-335, RSC-17, SR-8209. EF, lightly toned. $100+
* 158 Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. Died 235 AD. Æ Sestertius (25.26g). Diademed & draped bust right/Felicitas stg., facing, hd l., legs crossed, holding caduceus in r. hand, resting l. on column. RIC-676, SR-8209. Ch. VF, nice portrait. Ex Davissons, Sale 28, # 274. $225
* 159 Maximinus I. 235-238 AD (236-238). Silver Denarius (2.47g). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right/Pax standing left, holding branch & scepter. RIC-19, RSC-37, SR-8310v (obv. legend). Toned EF/VF, exceptional portrait. This coin has the scarce obverse legend MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, rather than the commonIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG. $125
* 161 Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Æ Sestertius (19.14g). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right/Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor. RIC-300a, SR-8712. VF, nice chocolate brown surfaces. $175
* 163 Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (3.87g). Radiate bust r./Dacia stg. left, holding standard with wolf's head at top. SR-9368, RIC-12b, RSC-25. Lightly toned, fully struck on large flan. EF. Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange inventory (as FDC!). $100+?
* 164 Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.06g). Radiate bust right/Victory running left, holding wreath and palm branch. SR-9387, RIC-29c, RSC-113a. Nice lightly toned EF. One of the nicest offered in years. Ex Davissons Sale 24, #178. $75+
* 165 Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (3.75g). Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right/Genius, wearing polos on head, stg, facing, patera in r. hand, cornucopia in left, standard to right. SR-9374v, RIC-4b, RSC-63. Nice toned EF/VF, some flan cracks. Ex Vel Garnett collection, sold by Beast Coins (for $225?). This general type is scarce, the specific coin is rare. We can find only one example listed since 2001 when a slightly nicer specimen sold for $273 (plus buyer's fees) in a Nudelman sale in 2011. $225
* 166 Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.82g). Radiate bust right/Two Pannoniae standing each with head turned outward and holding the tops of standards. SR-9378, RIC-21b, RSC-86. Choice EF, light scr. in obv. field. Ex Pars Coins inventory. $100+?
* 167 Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (3.99g). Radiate bust right/Victory with wreath and palm branch, running left. SR-9387, RIC-29c, RSC-113a. EF, a bit weakly struck on reverse as normal. $75+
* 168 Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Decius. Silver Antoninianus (3.72g). Diademed and draped bust right, crescent behind/Pudicitia std. l, drawing veil from face and holding scepter. SR-9495, RIC-59b, RSC-19. Nice EF. Ex Pars Coins who had it priced at $150! $90+
* 169 Herennius Etruscus, son of Decius, as Caesar 249-251 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.91g). Radiate and draped bust right/Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, patera and lituus. SR-9521, RIC-143, RSC-14. Attractive EF, well-centered and struck on good metal. Previous owner purchased this from CNG in 2007 for $135. $100+
* 170 Volusian 251-253 AD. Silver Antoninianus (3.60g). Radiate bust right/Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopia. SR-9743, rIC-168, RSC-25. Choice EF, well centered and toned. Ex Harlan Berk inventory @$125. $100+
* 171 Saloninus, Summer 260, this as Caesar 258-260 AD. Silver Antoninianus (2.44g) of Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne). Radiate and draped bust right/Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler (Priestly implements). SR-10767, RIC-9, RSC-41. Cologne mint. Good VF, some usual areas of weakness. Scarce coin and ruler, especially this nice. A bit nicer than the lot below. Ex CNG E-Auction 185, (April 2008) Lot 330 (@ $142 + buyer's fee). $120
* 172 Saloninus. 260 AD. As Caesar 258-260 AD. Silver Antoninianus of Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) (2.76g). Radiate & draped bust right/Sacrificial Implements as above. SR-10767, RIC-9, RSC-41. Gd VF, usual area of flat strike. Good silver. Much nicer than usually seen! $100+
* 173 Victorinus. 269-271 AD, Æ Antoninianus (3.06g). Radiate bust right/Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & scepter, V in field at left, star to right. RIC-118, SR-11175. aEF. Portrait is sharp and clear, some softness in legend. Scarce this nice. $125+?
* 174 Quintillus. 270 AD. Æ Antoninianus (2.05g). Radiate bust right/Concordia stg left, sacrificing over altar and holding double cornucopia, SR-11436, RIC-13, C17. Near VF, but sharp portrait of this scarce ruler. $125+?
* 175 Aurelian. 270-275 AD. Bi Antoninianus (4.61g) of Siscia. Radiate bust right/Togate Aurelian standing r., clasping hands with Concordia stg. left, XXIQ in exergue. RIC-244, SR-11522. Ch. EF, well-centered. $225+
* 176 Severina, wife of Aurelian. Bi Antoninianus of Ticinum (4.14g). Diademed & draped bust right, crescent behind/Concordia standing left, holding two standards, TXXY in ex. RIC-8. Scarce type without officina mark in field. aEF. Ex Harlan Berk inventory. $100+
* 177 Tacitus. 275-276 AD. Bi Antoninianus (4.57g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Salus standing right feeding snake in her arms, C to left, star & to right. SR-11808, RIC-57, RSC-125. EF/VF. Ex Harlan Berk inventory. $75+
* 178 Tacitus. 275-276 AD. Bi Antoninianus (3.95g) of Gaul. Radiate bust right/Felicitas stg. left holding caduceus & cornucopia, Δ to l., A to r. RIC-63, C-143, SR-11817ff. Nice EF. Ex Boyd collection with his tag indicating he purchased this from Spink in 1893! $275+
* 179 Florian. 276 AD. Bi Antoninianus (3.43g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ Victory standing riight, hldg wreath in raised r. hand and palm in l., facing Florian in military attire, stg. l, his r. hand extended, hldg scepter in left, T in ex. SR-11853, RIC-116. VF/EF, nice coin. Scarce obverse legend IMP FLORIANVS AVG. $100+
* 180 Carus. 282-283 AD. Bi Antoninianus (3.60g) of Cyzicus. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right/Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, S between them, XXI in ex. SR-12169, RIC-118, C-13. Choice VF. $100+?
* 181 Carus. 282-283 AD. Bi Antoninianus (3.41g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and standard PXXI in ex. SR-12175ff, RIC-72, C-59. Choice VF+. A much nicer example than usually seen. $100+?
* 182 Numerian. 283-284 AD. Silvered Antoninianus (4.14g) of Lugdunum. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Mars, adv. right, carrying spear and trophy over left shoulder, C in right field. SR-12247, RIC-386, C-24. Nice toned EF, reverse die slightly weak. Ex Harlan Berk inventory @ $150. Berk makes special mention of the sharp and clear cuirass on the emperor's shoulder. $100?
* 183 Numerian. 282-283 AD. Bi Antoninianus of Lugduum (3.38g). Radiate, draped & cuirsassed bust right/Pax stg l., holding olive-branch & transverse scepter, B in field to left. RIC-392, C-51, as SR-12249 but different obverse legend. EF. slight porosity. $75+
* 184 Numerian. 283-284 AD, as Caesar 282-283 AD. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Prince standing left, holding baton and scepter VI in ex. SR-12219, RIC-366, C-76. Toned VF+/VF, nice portrait. Ex Berk inventory. $100?
* 185 Carinus. 283-285 AD. Silver Antoninianus (3.04g). Radiate and cuirassed bust right/ Fides stg. left, holding two standards, KAE in ex. RIC-253, SR-12344, C-28. Choice EF, nice silvering. Ex CNG stock, sold 12/08 for $165. $125
* 186 Carinus. 283-285 AD. Silvered Antoninianus (3.19g). Radiate and cuirassed bust right/ Genius of the Army standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, KAA in ex. SR-12346, RIC-255, Cr-38.Toned EF, especially nice portrait. Ex Berk inventory. $80+
* 187 Severus II. 306-307 AD. Æ Denarius (1.69g). Laureate head right/Genius standing left with patera and cornucopia (SIS in ex). RIC-170a, C-32, SR-3740 (1988). VF, flan broken a bit. This is a rare late usage of this denomination, albeit in a base metal rather than silver. $100
* 188 Constantine I, the Great. 307-337 AD. Æ Follis (4.07g) of Trier. Radiate bust right/Sol standing left, right hand raised, holding globe in left, T to left, F to right, PTR in ex. RIC-VI, 870, SR-16060. Ch. EF+. $175+
* 189 Valens. 364-378 AD. Silver Siliqua (1.71g). Bust right/VOT-X-MVLT-XX in four lines within wreath; ANT in ex.. RIC-9, 34. Ch EF, obv. flan crack. Perfectly centered, extraordinary portrait! Sold in our sale 42A for $475 but winning bidder never paid for it. $450
* 190 AELIA FLACCILLA, wife of Theodosius I. 379-386 AD. Æ 14mm (1.52 gm). Heraclea mint. Diademed and draped bust right/Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho on shield set on column; SMHA in ex.. RIC IX 17; LRBC 1985. Good VF, dark greenish-brown patina. Ex CNG Sale #115, Lot 462 (May 2005) @ $70 plus buyer's fee. $75+
* 191 Arcadius. 383-408 AD. Silver Siliqua (1.63g) of Trier. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right/Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear; TRPS in ex.. RIC-9, 106b, RSC-27a. Nice lightly toned EF. $400+
Modern and Medieval coins, medals, tokens and jetons (back to top)
* 192 AFGHANISTAN, Barakzais. Shir 'Ali. Second reign, Dated 1295 AH (AD 1878/9). AR Half Rupee (19mm, 4.61g). Kabul mint. Album 3168, KM-514. Unc., a really nice example of an early machine struck coin in Afghanistan. $50+
* 193 Africa. ND. 1850-1900. Pair of Bell cuff bracelets, Fulani tribe of Nigeria. Bells are attached to the bracelet by loops, larger one c. 55mm with 4 bells on front and two on back while the smaller one c. 40mm, has 4 bells on front. $40+?
* 194 Anglo-Gallic. Aquitaine: Edward the Black Prince. 1362-72. Hardi d'argent of Poiters (.96g). Half-length figure of the Prince/Long cross divides legend. #154. Elias 205b. aVF, natural split on reverse. Ex S. George Tucker, sold by Owl (the late John Barton) in October of 1981. $200+
* 195 Anglo-Gallic. France: Henry VI. 1422-1453. AR Grand Blanc aux Ecus (3.11g) Shields of France and England, name above/Latin cross, fleur-de-lis to left, leopard to right. Leopard mintmark above (Rouen mint). Elias 287. VF. $275
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* 196 argentina. Tierra del Fuego. 1889. Gold 1 Gramo (1.01g). TIERRA DEL FUEGO 1889, POPPER across granulated field/EL PARAMO UN GRAMO, granulated field representing a miner's pan, crossed pick and hammer. AU 864 AG132. KM-TN1, Fr-2. NGC AU details, mount removed. Julius Popper was a Romanian Jewish adventurer who emigrated to Argentina in the 1880s and soon moved to Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of the country where he created a vast feudal type estate and produced a machine for extracting gold from the mines. In 1889 he issued this coin (plus a larger 5 gramo coin) and stamps. According to Daniel Friedenberg, (Jewish Minters and Medalists page 4-5) Popper's gold coins, "are the only gold coins ever issued by a Jew before the emergence of modern Israel". For more about Popper and these coins, see The Shekel Vol. III, #4, page 20; Vol. IX, #4, page 10, Vol.IX, #6, page 22, and Vol XVIII, #6, page 21. An interesting sidelight to Popper is that his father was the principal of the first Jewish school in Bucharest. Rare, important and seldom offered, this is a much above average specimen. The last we offered in auction was in the Fall of 2008 where an EF coin sold for $1600. $1200+?
* 197 Australia. Melbourne, Fenwick Brothers. ND. Penny Token. Legend around a flagstaff and signal station/Head of Queen Victoria left in beaded circle. Ren-130, Andrews-120, KM-Tn-66. VF and rare. $250
* 198 Australia. Melbourne, Robison Brothers. 1862. Penny Token 34mm. Thick Planchet. Legend within circle, another outside of circle/Vine branch, legend around. Ren-455, Andrews-463, KM-Tn205. VF+, some verdigris on reverse. $250
* 200 Australia, Group of Merchant Penny Tokens. Melbourne. Annad Smith ND Andrews-17, KM-Tn16.2; I Booth ND Andrews-44, KM-Tn23; Hide & De Carle 1857 Andrews-230, KM-Tn104; Hugh Peck ND A-433, KM-Tn109; and Robison Bros. 1862 Andrews-460, KM-Tn203. 5 tokens, mostly F-VF, a few scarce. $350
* 201 Australia, Group of Merchant Penny Tokens. Melbourne. G & W. H. Rocke 1859 A-456, KM-Tn206;T Stokes 1862 A-509, KM-Tn221.1, T. Stokes 1862 A-508, KM-221.2; T. Stokes 1862 A-546, KM-Tn-236.1 and Warnock Bros. 1861 A-603, KM-Tn262. 5 tokens mostly VF or better (the A-546 has a flan flaw). $500+
* 202 Australia, Group of Merchant Half Penny Tokens. Melbourne. Hide & De Carle 1858, Andrews-246, KM-Tn103 VF+, rim nick; T. W. Thomas ND, Andrews-576, KM-Tn248 VF; Warnock Bros. 1861, Andrews-604, KM-TN-161 Nice VF, minor touches of verdigris. 3 better tokens. $300+
* 203 Austria, Alfred Grünfeld. 1922 Æ64.5 mm by Josef Prinz. His bust right/Harp, musical score, legend. Struck for his 70th birthday. Niggl-769. Grünfeld was a Pianist and Composer who was born in Prague in 1852 and died in Vienna in 1924. He was one of the first pianists to have his work recorded for phonograph records. $100+
* 205 Belgium, Antwerp. 1565 Æ Jeton (27mm, 4.41g). Ship, with broken mast, in stormy seas, 1565 in field/Female figure advancing left, with anchor in left hand and right hand raised. Dug-2407, Newmann-34141. v. Loon I, 71. Gd VF and scarce. Struck during the unfavorable conditions in the Netherlands. The last auction record we can find is one Elsen sold in 2009 for 120 Euros ($168) before buyer's fee. $100+
* 206 Belgium. Brussels, Jacques Madoets. 1680. Copper Jeton 32mm, 5.92g. Crested shield of the Madoets. Jacques Madoets, the 50th Intendant of the Canal. King & Queen in boat, commemorating the marriage of Charles II & Louis-Marie d'Orléans. Dug-4434, Mitch-2775, Feur-14328. VF/F. This is at least as nice as the one sold by Jean Elsen in 2009 for 220 € (plus buyer's fee). $175+
* 207 Belgium, Brussels. 1687 Æ Jeton (29mm, 7.63g). Arms of the van Heusden family, lions at either side holding flags of Cleves and Heusden, date in ex/Ship with 3 masts sailing left, legend around. van Heusden was the 55th intendant of the canal. Dug-4534, Mitch-2795, Newmann-35075. VF, a bit porous. $75+?
* 208 BELGIUM. Brussels International Exposition, 1897. Bronze 69.5mm. By Lagae and Wolfers. Industry and the Arts clasp hands under the embrace of Belgica, wearing a flared headdress/Bold Belgian Arms. Attractive and as struck. $50
* 209 Bolivia, Charles III. 1762-P 8 Reales of Potosi. Jerusalem cross, 62 at foot/8 SVL 762 among pillars. KM-45. Nice VF or better for type and well centered. A pleasant looking crown sized cob. $300+
* 210 CEYLON, Pre-Chola Kings. Anonymous. Circa 960-1070 AD. Gold Stater or Kahavanu (4.41g). King seated right, raising arm to hold sankh shell/King standing right upon lotus plant, holding flower; lamps at left, annulets at right. MNI-825, Fr-1. EF, well centered and well struck. One of the nicest of these usually very crude issues we have seen! $275+
* 211 CHINA, Han Dynasty? 2nd Century BC or later. c. 60 grams. Bronze mirror with handle. Small creature walking left, Chinese characters to left and right, bird flying over a design that must mean something. 48 x 54mm, with 36mm handle. Perhaps a later day charm, the central part of the mirror has oblique milling around the edge. Sold as is, no returns. $50?
* 213 Costa Rica. Counterstamped Coinage. Type III. ND (1845). 2 Reales. Costa Rica and Female head c/m/Legend around tree c/m. Struck over Spanish 1812 2 Reale (C-90). KM-40 over Spain C-90. Fine, both c/m and original coin clearly visible. $175
* 214 Costa Rica. Counterstamped Coinage. Type IV. ND (1846). 1 Real (2.46g). Host coin is mountains/Tree. This is countered over a Spanish-American Cob. Much of the under-coin is clearly visible especially the cross. KM-47. Fine. $250
* 215 Crusaders. Antioch, Bohemond II, Minority. 1149-1163. AR Denier (.85g). Bare head right, roundish head with sharp eye/Cross pattée. CCS-23. VF+. Much nicer than most Crusader coins one encounters. $150+
* 217 Danish Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, G. Leviti. ND (1880's). 5¢ 19mm CN token. "G. Leviti St. Thomas" around G. Leviti 5¢ Mexic San Thomas in four lines/Star, LABOR IMPROBUS OMNIA VINCIT (from Virgil: "Tireless work wins all"). Sieg-31, Higgie-432. EF and scarce. Ex 40 E #539 @$170! $150+?
* 218 Danzig. Gdansk. Free City. 1923. Silver 1/2 Gulden. Ship at sea signifying Danzig's status as a most important Baltic seaport for centuries. (Now part of Poland.) KM-144, Y-7. Golden toned Unc., a few bagmarks. $160
* 224 France. Louis XV. ND. Silver Jeton of Rouen (31mm, 11.05g). Head of Louis XVI right DU VIV (Du Vivier) below/Justice seated, to right, holding sword & scales. Ex Æquo et Bono above. Mitch-3766, Feau-6300. Toned VF. $60+
* 225 France, Napoleon. Grand Sanhedrin. 1806 (1969 restrike) Æ 41mm. High relief bust of Napoleon right/Moses kneeling before Napoleon, who is holding tablets. D'Essling-1138. See Friedenberg (Jewish Medals, page 40) who calls this "perhaps the most famous individual medal dealing with a Jewish event". Napoleon was in desperate need of more troops to help him fight his wars. He thus convened the first Jewish Grand Sanhedrin (Jewish religious supreme court) in order for Jews fighting in Napoleon's army to be freed from dietary laws while fighting in the army. In exchange, Jews in the French empire would be granted religious freedom and state protection. As struck with some slight discoloration. $50+?
* 226 FRANCE. Death of Sadi Carnot, Assassinated President of France, 1894. Æ 58 x 81 mm, by Roty. The slain president lies in state, attended by a mournful goddess (France); above, a landscape with basilica and date; at bottom, The Country in Grief/The coffin borne toward The Pantheon by females, their figures draped. Low relief, the reverse almost "misty." Bronze and cornucopia on edge. Maier 102, Jones 323, Baxter 35. Virtually as struck, one of the more attractive medals of the period by one of more successful medallic sculptors of his time. $100+?
* 227 France. ND. Early 20th Century. Æ 65 x 50mm by Ernesta Robert-Merignac. French woman from Boulogne wearing traditional dress/View of the ocean with a monument and a crucifix. Bronze and cornucopia on edge. One of a series of medals by Ernesta Robert-Merignac, in the early 1900s, depicting women from various regions in France, wearing traditional dress. As struck. $75+?
* 228 France, Paul Abraham Dukas. ND Bronze 68mm by R. Lamourdedieu. Bust 1/2 left/ Figure of a Sorcerer's Apprentice. List of his works, the most famous being Sorcerer's Apprentice. Niggl-578. EF. This is the only medal listed by Niggl for this composer. Scarce, 1st we've seen. Plain edge, thus most likely original Paris mint strike. $150+?
* 229 Germany, Augsburg. Louis XIV. 1688 (1880-1950) Bronze 41mm medal by Jean Mauger. Bust of Louis XIV right/18 coats-of-arms surrounding a lightning bolt. A Paris mint restrike, with Bronze and a cornucopia on the edge. As struck. $50?
* 230 Germany. Cologne, Archbishop Dietrich II of. Mörs, 1414-1463. Goldgulden (3.39g). Arms on cross/Shields of Mainz, Trier and Palatinate. Fr-797, Saurma-2704. VF, small lamination. A mount may have been expertly removed. $500+
* 231 Germany, Erfurt, Purim Taler of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. 1632 Riksdaler. Purim Thaler. A Tetragrammaton, the four letter word in Hebrew for our Lord' in flaming sun, Dextera Tua - Domine Percussit - Inimicum in 3 lines over arabesque/11-line legend and arabesque above and below all within legend that begins with Purim and contains the date 1632 in Roman numerals. Dav-4546, KM-59. Nice toned VF. Struck to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the victory at Leipzig. We sold a similar crown dated 1631 in our sale 43B for $1200. This is one of the most desirable of all 17th century European coins using Hebrew. $1250+
* 232 Germany, Hamburg? 18th Century. 10 Commandments. Silver 22mm (3.59g). German legend around 3 buckets with trees/Tablet with German legend, honor thy father and thy mother. Toned VF and Scarce. See similar lot below. Possibly a silver ducat size pattern for a gold ducat of Hamburg. However in a Jess Peters price list of Patterns, Essais, Die Trials, etc. of August 1971 a similar piece is listed under Salzburg. $75?
* 233 Germany, Hamburg? 18th Century Silver 25mm (8,98g). 2 Ducat size. German legend around 3 buckets with trees/German legend around tablets of 10 Commandments, with Jehovah in Hebrew above. Similar to above lot. F/VG. The German legend is somewhat fanciful making it difficult for us to read, however just below the tablets we can read Salomon. Similar pieces have been attributed to Hamburg (Peus 4/86 Lots 1266, 67, 68) and Oettinger (Lanz 12/83 Lots 443 & 444). $50+
* 234 Germany. Lubeck. Free City. 1752-JJJ. 48 Schilling (Couranthaler). Crowned Imperial Eagle, large 48 in circle on eagle's breast, oval shield of mayor below/City shield in baroque frame, short point at base divides J.J. and J. KM-168.5, Dav-2420D. EF, lightly wiped. Very attractive. $275
* 235 Germany, Prussia (?). Friedrich the Great (1740-1786). Gilt Silver Ducat size medal. (22mm, 2.76g). By Johann Leonhard Oexlein (1715-1787). Noah's Ark floating on the sea, dove with branch in beak, flying above left. German legend above and in exergue/A sacrifice scene at an altar, with rainbow above from left, and a small Noah's Ark atop Mt. Ararat at right. The legend refers to a drought in Silesia. As Brettauer-1860. Toned VF, mount removed. Seldom offered. $100+
* 236 Germany, Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm II. 1792 Silver 27mm by A. Abramson. Homage of Ansbach and Bayreuth to Friedrich Wilhelm II. Armoured bust right/Genius with a raised right hand and cornucopia stands at the altar, Prussian eagle in front of altar. Hoffmann-83. Toned VF+. Abraham Abramson was among the most prolific of all German medalists. Ex-Karl Stephens inventory. $60
* 237 Germany, Prussia. Wilhelm I. Pair of items. 1) 1861 Thaler For Coronation of Wilhelm and Augusta, KM-488, Dav-778, Cr-169 EF and 2) 1897 Silver 39mm medal commemorating his 100th birthday (he died in 1888). His bust right/National monument. Toned Unc. Pair of items, the 2nd very nice and scarce. $100+?
* 240 Germany. Heinrich Heine. ND. Æ 112 mm by Wittmann. High relief bust 1/2 left. A scarce medal of the famous German writer. A very impressive portrait. A rare medal of Heine and the only one we've seen. See lot below for another Heine medal. $300+
* 241 Germany, Heinrich Heine. ND. Æ 107 x 94 mm Medal by Paul Siegert. His bust incuse right/12 lines of verse from Heine. As made. We've handled many different medals of Heine over the past 40+ years, but this is the only one of these that we have seen! $100+
* 242 Germany, Karl Goetz Satirical Medal. The Bavarian King's Personal Guard. 1918 (1920). Cast Æ 58 mm. The king and queen of Bavaria leaving their castle/Their body guards fleeing when the revolutionaries approach. Opus-266, Kirschner-44. EF. Scarce. The bearded man holding the banner marked Revolution and leading the revolutionaries is said to be Kurt Eisner. The last we offered, in our sale 34C in the spring of 2004, sold for $225 . $225+
* 243 Germany, 3rd Reich. ND (1932?). Aluminum 24mm. Eagle above swastika, 50 Groschen NSDAP. Hitlerbewegung/SS symbol, flanked by skull and crossbones on either side and Meine Ehre Heist above and Treue below. (My honor and loyalty?). Presumably a donation receipt in the form of a token. EF, with some field marks mostly on reverse. Leipziger Münzhandlung und Auktion Heidrun Höhn had a similar piece in their September 2012 auction as part of a two-piece lot that sold for € 130 (plus buyer's fee). This was likely the more important piece as it was photographed . $50+?
* 244 Great Britain, Elizabeth I. 1600 Æ Jeton (31mm, 6.31g). The Battle of Nieuport, Utrecht. Crowned shield of Utrecht, legend around/Spaniards flee before the advancing allies on the ground and through the seas, HOC OPVS DOMINI EXERCITVVM. Eimer-73, MI i, 176/173, Newmann-34914, Dug-3507. Nice VF. Scarce. $100+
* 245 Great Britain, James I. 1605. Æ Jeton (29mm, 5.99g). The Discovery and Failure of the Gunpowder Plot. Struck by the Dutch Republic. Dated in chronogram on reverse. Snake (the Jesuits) coiled rightward, surrounded by roses (England) and lis (France)/Rayed Jehovah in Hebrew. MI 196/19; Eimer 86, Dugnoille 3599, Mitch-2539, Newman-34489. Gd VF, some weak spots due to worn dies. Scarce and popular. $150+?
* 246 Great Britain, James I. 1605. Æ Jeton (29mm, 6.53g). The Discovery and Failure of the Gunpowder Plot. Struck by the Dutch Republic. Dated in chronogram on reverse. Snake (the Jesuits) coiled rightward, surrounded by roses (England) and lis (France)/Rayed Jehovah in Hebrew. MI 196/19, Eimer 86, Dugnoille 3599, Mitch-2539, Newman-34489. VF, some spots. Scarce and popular. Not quite as nice as above. $120+
* 247 Great Britain, James I. Netherlands, Utrecht. 1609. Renewal of the Triple Alliance. Æ Jeton (31mm, 6.08g). Three conjoined hearts, beneath a radiant cloud with Jehovah in Hebrew above/Crowned Lis of France, crowned Rose of Great Britain and crowned Bundle of Arrows of United Provinces. Dug-3649, Newmann-34508, Mitch-14539, MI-I, 199, 26. VF+ and scarce! $150+?
* 249 Great Britain, George III. ND. Daniel Mendoza Halfpenny Token. Bare-headed bust left under • D • MENDOZA • /A pair of breeches on fire, Pandoras Breeches. Plain edge. D & H-787, Great Jewish Portraits, page 130. See also Jewish Medals pages 59-61. Chocolate Brown EF, a few nicks and struck slightly off-center. RARE. I can't recall ever offering one of these before. If I did, it was before 1995! The token book lists this as rarer than DH-788 and 789. Mendoza (1764-1836) was the most famous of the great British fighters of the late 18th and early 19th century and more than anyone help elevate boxing from just brute force to an art and science. According to some sources he was an ancestor of the famed British actor Peter Sellers, probably best known for his role as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series. For a 20th century boxing item, see lot 332. $500+?
* 250 Great Britain, George III. 1796. Daniel Mendoza Halfpenny Token. Bare-headed bust left under • D • MENDOZA •/A shepherd reclining right under a tree, 1790 in ex. Plain edge. D & H-788v, Great Jewish Portraits, page 130. See also Jewish Medals pages 59-61. Choice chocolate brown AU, with evidence of being overstruck over earlier token especially on the bottom of the reverse. Very rare. I can only recall offering this token twice before, once in the 1980s and again (it may have been the same one) in 2007. Dalton and Hammer do not list a plain edge variety of this token! $400+?
* 251 Great Britain, George III. 1796. Daniel Mendoza Halfpenny Token. Bare-headed bust left under * D • MENDOZA */Two boys at a turnstyle, Little Turnstyle Halfpenny 1796. Plain edge. D & H-789, Great Jewish Portraits, page 130. See also Jewish Medals pages 59-61. EF/AU with some light porosity on the obverse and some red on the reverse. I have no record of offering this token since 1996! $400+?
* 252 Great Britain, George III. 1790. Daniel Mendoza Halfpenny Token. Bare-headed bust left under • D • MENDOZA •/2 boxers, Fashionable Amusement, 1790 below. Edge reads spence x dealer x in x coins x london x. D & H-785. Great Jewish Portraits, page 130. See also Jewish Medals pages 59-61. Nice AU, partially red. The Token Book prices this at £1000. In our last auction we sold a similar piece, but lightly cleaned, for $750. That was the first we had offered in 15 years. $750?
* 254 Great Britain? (ND, c. 1820?). Brass Jeton (1/2 Penny size) (26mm, 4.09g). St. George, helmeted and armored, riding horse right, stabbing a dragon below with his lance/ Christ and the Apostles piloting a sailboat in heavy seas. Newman-32607, DW-611a. VF, a few dings. Very similar to a rare Hungarian 10 ducat of about 1820 designed by the famous Carl Wilhelm Becker, also known as a counterfeiter of ancient coins. $75+?
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* 255 Great Britain, William IV. 1830. The Thomason Medallic Bible. Abraham offering his son Isaac for a sacrifice. WM 73mm. Part of a 60-medal series. The obverse of each medal depicts an important Biblical scene, most of which are designs from master artists (i.e. among them, Rubens, Raphael, di Vinci, Michaelangelo and Rembrandt) while the reverse has a long inscription of the Biblical event. BHM-1468/11. EF, some scratches in field. In, somewhat tattered, but decent, case. $60+
* 256 Great Britain. Victoria. 1844. Crown. Young head left/Crowned Shield, Cinquegoil Regnal year VIII. S-3882, KM-741. Fine, rim bumps, scratches reverse. An affordable example of one of the 19th century's most popular crowns with a decent portrait of Queen Victoria. Victoria, at least until the spring of 2015, is the longest reigning British monarch. $150
* 258 Great Britain. Edward VII. 1902. English Zionist Medal for Edward VII's coronation. 1902 Aluminum 41mm by R.N. (probably R. Neal). Conjoined bare heads of Queen Alexandra and King Edward left, Hebrew legend above, the same in English below, 1902 5622 Struck by the English Zionist Federation on the Occasion of the Coronation of King Edward VII/Prophet with followers on mountain looking toward Zion in the distance, Angel of the Lord and Hebrew legend And there is hope for thy posterity above. In the wings of the angel, if one looks closely, one can see a Mogen David. See The Shekel Vol. X, #6, p. 14. As BHM-3832 but this in unlisted aluminum. VF, a few nicks and scratches. Very rare. At least as nice as the one we sold in our sale 42A for $450. That was the first we had since at least the early 1990s. $450+
* 259 India, Sailana, Princely State, Jaswant Singh. 1908. 1/4 Anna with portrait of Edward VII. Y-5, KM-15. Fine. One of the scarcest type coins with a portrait in the entire Indian Princely State series. $65+
* 260 India, Republic. 1973 2-Piece Development Oriented Proof Set in case, and yellow box, as issued. KM-PS11. The box has a few faults, but the plastic case, the informational card and the coins are as issued. 2 Proof coins. KM values this at $225 in their 2014 21st edition of the SCWC. $150+
* 261 Israel, Error Coin. 1954 50 Pruta 20% off center. Plain edge, copper-nickel. P-18, KM-13.2. Fingerprint marks, but otherwise EF. Scarce, it's been almost 10 years since we've offered an off-center 50 Pruta. $100+?
262 Israel. Jerusalem Variety. 1968. Rare. "Without Diamond" Edge Variety of 10 Lirot Jerusalem Anniversary Coin. KM-51, A-11. This coin is usually found with an incused diamond between the last and first words of the edge inscription. That is, between the Lamad and Shin. This is the first time that we've ever knowingly offered this variety which was first discovered by a sharp-eyed German collector of Israeli coins and later confirmed by dealers and collectors in both the US and Israel. I believe this variety is much rarer than the regular with diamond variety. BU. I don't know if I can photograph this correctly but I will try. As far as I know this variety does not exist in Proof coins. $50+?
* 263 Israel. Error. 197(?) 1 Lira type 2, about 15-20% off center STAR mintmark. KM-47.1, A-100a. Only a tiny portion of the last digit of the date is visible and I'm guessing it's an aleph which would make this coin 1971. Finding an error coin of this series is highly unusual - the star coins were meant for sets only, with low mintages compared to the regular business strikes. I cannot recall ever offering a 1 Lira type 2, off-center coin before. Rare. EF or better. $150+?
* 265 Israel, Pair of Error coins. 1) 10 New Agorot (old Shekel series) clipped. AH10-1, KM-108, 10% clip. EF; 2) 1 Shekel 2006 90% Rotated Reverse SHN-1, KM-160a. A pair of seldom seen error coins. Krause notes that coin alignment errors exist for the 2006 1 Shekel and values at $100 in Unc. and $50 in EF. $70+
* 266 Israel. Error. 1988. 5 Agorot, 15% off center. KM-172, AHN-5-4. Nice VF, found in circulation. Rare. I cannot recall ever offering or seeing another New Agorot series coin with an off-center strike! $150+?
267 Israel. Group of 3 sets. 1997 8 piece Piefort Set (Zionism); 1997 7 piece mint set & 1997 7 piece Hanukkah Set. 3 sets, the first two in CD type case, the 3rd in folder. $50?
268 Israel. Large group of trade coins. 1/2 Lirot 1970 (20), 1971 (40), 1973 (50), 1975 (100), 1 Lirot 1973 (170) and 5 Lirot 1979 (120). Most of the preceding are uncirculated. This lot also includes 58 1/2 Liras 1963 to 1967 and 174 1 Liras 1967-1975. This later group is mostly VF. A great lot for promotions and/or jewelers. Sold as is, no returns. All counts are approximate. More than 725 high value coins. $?
269 Israel. Huge group of trade coins. 1 Agora, 1971 (600) 1972 (50), 1973 (50), 1975 (150); 5 Agorot 1971 (75), 1973 (200), 1975 (535), 1976 (50); 10 Agorot 1971 (80), 1973 (150), 1975 (900), 25 Agorot 1971 (38), 1973 (50), 1975 (50), 10 Sheqalim 1982 (50), 10 Sheqalim Herzl 1984 (33); 50 Sheqalim 1984 (69); 100 Sheqallim 1984 (86). Most of the preceeding are uncirculated. Also in this lot are about 150 1 Agorots and 345 10 Agorots 1960-1974. Most of these later coins are VF-EF. All counts are approximate. About 3700 coins. Another great lot for promotions and/or jewelers. Sold as is, no returns. $?
* 272 Italy, Papal States Urban VII (Giovanni Battista Castagna). 1590. Æ Medal (40mm, 30.13b). Dual dated, regnal year 1 and 1590 in Roman numerals mdlxxxx. Bust left, wearing zucchetto and mantum/Menorah from the Temple in Jerusalem. Mazio 147; cf. Lincoln 810-1 (bust right). Nice red-brown EF, a few die flaws. Scarce. Urban VII was considered a moderate reformer and served as governor of Bologna before his election as Pope. Unfortunately he died of malaria 13 days after the election, even before his coronation. For another Papal medal depicting a Menorah, please see lot below. $150+?
* 273 Italy, Papal States. Benedict XIII. 1724 Election and Coronation Medal by E. Hamerani. Gilt Æ 32mm. Bust of Pope right/7-branched Menorah atop table, two trumpets crossed, The Lord is my light. Lincoln-1712. VF. See above for related medal. $150+?
* 275 Jordan, Hussein. 1969/AH 1389 1 Dinar. KM-23, Y-C13. Bust of King Hussein right/ View of Old City of Jerusalem. Gem lightly-toned Proof. A spectacular coin! One of the most attractive of all 20th century coins. The last we offered sold for $200! See the lot below for another example. $150
* 276 Jordan, Hussein. 1969/AH 1389 1 Dinar. KM-23, Y-C13. Bust of King Hussein right/View of Old City of Jerusalem. Gem lightly-toned Proof. A spectacular coin! See the lot above for another example. $150
* 277 Korea. ND. Late 19th to Early 20th Century. Brass Charm or Amulet. (38mm 22.42g). Bu Gui Bok Rok Baek Ja Chun Sun (Wealth, nobility, happiness, a gift for a hundred sons, a thousand grandsons). Mandel 67.36? VF. See Stack's Bowers & Ponterio Sale #178 (Hong Kong Aug. 2013) where a similar piece (identified as Mandel 67.4, KCBC-9-310) in similar condition but "twice pierced with loops and chain attached" brought $550 plus a buyer's fee. $200+?
* 278 Malta, Emmanuel Pinto. 1741. Scudo (12 Tari). Bust left/Crowned shield. One year type with legend around shield. KM-224, Cr-14. F/VF. This coin "sold" for $200 in our sale 42F. Unfortunately the winning bidder never paid for it. $200+?
* 279 Malta. Emmanuel Pinto. 1761. XXX (30) Tari. Crowned Arms, unbroken legend below arms/John the Baptist standing with banner in right hand, lamb lying at right, value in exergue. Dav-1601a, KM-265.2, Cr-19. Nice Fine. $325+
* 282 Mexico, Estados Unidos. 1970 Silver 46mm 9th Soccer World Championship. Enamelled flags and names of the 16 nations that participated in the World Championship held in Mexico/Soccer ball above MEXICO 70, Guadalajara, Toluca, Leon and Puebla around. Scarce. This was the first World Cup held in North America. 14 nations qualified for the finals of the tournament while Mexico as host country and England as defending champs were automatically entered into the field. Three countries, El Salvador, Israel and Morocco made it for the first time while among those who weren't there were Argentina, France, Spain and the US. The winner was Brazil with the great Pele on the team. Fittingly, Brazil will host this years World Cup this summer. $50+
* 283 Netherlands, Dordrecht. Attempted murder of the Prince of Orange. 1582 Copper 29mm. The assassin fires a pistol at the Prince/Philip II (King of Spain), at left, with crown and scepter is smitten from heaven with hail and lightning, beside him a councillor and guard. Dugniolle 2890, Mitch-2436, Feuar-13797. Nice VF. A very early numismatic depiction of a pistol. $100+
* 284 Netherlands, Dordrecht. Misleading Offers of Peace. Copper Jeton (30mm, 7.43g). 1608 (in chronogram), Dutchman stg & facing, Jehovah in Hebrew above, sword and olive branch as offering/Bundle of arrows, S - C, FORTITVDO BELGICA. Pax 52, Dug 3628, Newmann-34498, Mitch-2552a. VF. $75+?
* 285 Netherlands, Dordrecht. Misleading Offers of Peace. Copper Jeton (29mm, 4.94g). 1608 (in chronogram), Dutchman stg & facing, Jehovah in Hebrew above, sword and olive branch as offering/Bundle of arrows, S - C, FORTITVDO BELGICA. Pax 52, Dug 3628, Newmann-34498, Mitch-2552a. VF. As above, but slightly smaller and much lighter. $75+?
* 286 Netherlands, Zeeland. 1593 Æ Jeton (29mm, 5.98g). Crowned shield of Zeeland, date above with tower (mintmark of Middleberg) dividing it, legend around/A man holding a balancing pole, standing on a plank, balanced on a ball, the town and canal in background, legend around. Dug-3328, Mitch-2488, Newmann-34388. VF. Struck for the conversion to the Catholic faith by Henry IV (of the House of Bourbon). $100+
* 287 Netherlands, Zeeland. 1613 Æ Jeton (31mm, 6.28g). Crowned shield of Zeeland surrounded by 7 shields of surrounding towns/Rampant lion emerging from waves holding 7 arrows of United provinces and looking upward at Jehovah in Hebrew. A rosette is to the left of the tower mark of Middelberg at top. Mitch-2582, Dug. 3694, Newmann-34936, Neeleman-98. Nice EF. Part of a series of Hebrew jetons struck during the 12 year Truce (1609-1621). I can't recall offering this before. $100+
* 288 New Zealand. Group of Auckland Merchant Tokens. H. Ashton 1858 1/2 Penny A-19, KM-Tn4; H. Ashton Penny 1863 A-22, KM-Tn5; S. Hague Smith ND Penny A-470, KM-Tn63 and M. Somerville 1867 Penny A-497, KM-Tn64. 4 tokens, VF to EF. $500
* 289 New Zealand. Group of Auckland Merchant Tokens. H. Ashton 1862 A-21, KM-Tn5; Auckland Licensed Association 1871 A-326, KM-Tn6; Morrin & Co. ND A-387, KM-Tn56.2; S. Hague Smith ND A-471, KM-Tn63 and M. Somerville 1857 A-498, KM-Tn84. 5 tokens, F to VF, mostly VF, a few scarce. $650?
* 290 New Zealand. Group of Christchurch Merchant Tokens. Alliance Tea Co. 1866 A-7, KM-Tn1; G.L. Beatch & Co. ND A-32, KM-Tn8; J. Cato & Co. ND A-62, KM-Tn11; T. W. Gourlay ND A-151, KM-Tn23; Mason, Struthers & Co. ND A-354, KM-Tn-43 and Edward Reece ND KM-Tn6.2. 6 Penny tokens, mostly VF, some scarce. $1000+
* 291 New Zealand. Group of Christchurch Merchant Tokens. G.L. Beath & Co. ND A--35, KM-Tn8;S. Clarkson 1875 A-68, KM-Tn13; Hobday & Jobbens ND A-250, KM-Tn31; William Pratt ND A-443, KM-Tn60; Edward Reece (1/2 Penny) ND KM-Tn61.1 and Union Baking Co ND KM-Tn-65. 6 tokens, mostly Pennies. F-VF, mostly VF. $650+
* 293 Palestine, British Mandate. 1927 HolyLand Token (Souvenir Mil). Type 1 (6.67g). Bruce X-Tn-1. Mostly brown EF, hints of red. Scarce. I believe this is the first Type I Holyland token we've offered in more than 5 years! $500+
* 294 Palestine, British Mandate. 2 Mils 1945. Y-2, KM-2. PCGS MS64 RB. Semi-key date. Choice, mostly red. A recent offering of a PCGS MS-65 Red, but with a couple of spots brought $1000 (+ buyer's fee). Our coin does not have spots! $225+
* 296 Palestine, British Mandate. 10 Mils 1941. Y-4, KM-4. PCGS MS63. Key date. Very difficult to find this nice. Choice BU, lustrous. One of the finest of these key dates that we have seen. Certainly the highest graded certified coin of this date we've had. $250+
* 300 Palestine, British Mandate. 1927-1946. Partial set in Chinese-made album. Contains the following coins: 1 Mil 1927, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943; 2 Mils 1927, 1941, 1942; 5 Mils 1927, 1935, 1939, 1942, 1946; 10 Mils 11 coins, missing only 1942-Bronze; 20 Mils 1927, 1935, 1942; 50 Mils 7 coins, missing only 1931; 100 Mils 1927, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1942. 39 out of the 59 issued coins. Almost all coins are VF or better but for the silver coins which are mostly Fine except for 100 Mils 1940 which is lustrous EF-AU. The album was produced by NAWA from Ramallah in the West Bank and was manufactured in China. Our retail price for the coins is more than $575 (conservatively figured) and we've never seen this album before. It's green with gilt lettering and is probably the best manufactured of any Palestine album we've seen. The album is a bit used but the coins do NOT slip between the pages which is a problem with Dansco manufactured albums. $450+?
* 301 Palestine, British Mandate. 1933-1934. Pair of small badges with ribbons. E. M. A. 6th and 7th Annual Congresses. Each badge is c. 18 x 27mm with small green and white ribbon in hook at top. VF and EF. The badge for the 6th depicts the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the 7th a large pillar from Luxor. Legends in English and Arabic. I'm not sure what E.M.A. represents (Egyptian Medical Association?). $50?
* 302 Palestine, British Mandate. WWII. Silver (?) 31 1/2 mm Filigree pin for Australian Forces in Palestine during WWII. Logo with crown and Australian Commonwealth Military Forces on 3 banners in center, AEF on shield at top and a kangaroo at left and an emu at right. During World War II many of the British Commonwealth troops stationed in Palestine were from Australia resulting in many Palestine coins being found there still today. $40+?
* 303 Palestine, British Mandate. 1948. British Armed Forces Campaign Medal with original purple and green ribbon attached. 38mm awarded to SGT. F.C. THIEL. R. A. P. C (Royal Army Pay Corps) with bar above, Palestine 1945-1948. Medal is a nice toned EF, with a few marks on it. Sgt. Thiel had the most numismatically connected job in the Royal Army. $100+?
* 304 Palestine. Deluxe Album for Palestine British Mandate Coins. Made privately in a limited edition 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. This is much better manufactured than the Dansco product of the 1970s. New, with slip cover. $100?
* 305 Poland, Litzmannstadt (Lodz Ghetto). 1942 10 Pfenning. KM-TN5v, Camp-4751bv. Type 2. Struck in nickel-silver (2.37g). Spotted, Au-Unc. Obviously not used in circulation, but slightly mishandled. Sold as is, no returns. We believe this is a pattern made under order from Nazi authorities. However, this is a controversial issue and some think these are fantasies because there are different die characteristics on this than on the issued coin. That reasoning makes no logical sense because patterns are by definition "a test strike". It is not the final product. $150+?
* 310 Russia, USSR, Isaac Ilitch Levitan. 1960 Bronze 64 mm by Shklovsky. Facing bust/ 6-line legend. EF, tiny nick. Seldom offered. Levitan was a Russian Jewish landscape artist. This was struck for the Centennial of his birth. He died when he was 39 but he was highly prolific and influential in his short lifetime. He was a close friend of the writer Anton Chekov and was said to have been in love with Chekov's sister. $40?
* 311 St. Thomas and Prince under Joao (as Prince Regent) of Portugal. 1813-R 80 Reis. KM-C1, Cr-53 (Mozambique). One year type in VF. In our opinion this is nicer than the piece sold in Goldberg's Auction of Sept. 2012 (graded EF-45 by NGC) which sold for $170 plus buyer's fee. $100+?
* 312 Sweden, Albert Bonniers Publisher's. 1937 Bronze 60mm by Costa Careli. Conjoined busts of Albert & Karl Otto Bonnier left/Incuse busts of Gerhard, Adolf and David Felix Bonnier.Seldom seen. The Jewish-owned Bonniers Publishing house (Förlag) is the largest and one of the oldest publishing houses in Sweden and was founded by Albert in 1837 at the age of 17! The earliest known member of the family was Jacob Schye who was born in Bohemia in 1674. His grandson was Löbel Salomon Hirschel (born 1745) who was a jeweler and a coin dealer and it was his son who moved to Scandinavia and changed the family name to Bonniers. $50+?
* 313 Switzerland, Confederation. 1974 Set of 4 Proof coins. 5 Rappen, 20 Rappen, 1/2 Franc and 2 Francs. 26, 29a, 23 & 21a.1. 4 coins with Krause 2014 catalog value of $280. This is the first year that Switzerland produced actual Proof coins. $225+
* 314 United States. Alabama, Jewish Merchant Token. Cohn & Goldberg, Elmore AL. Bronze 32mmOnly at Cohn & Goldberg L. Co. Elmore ALA./Good for 50 cents in merchandise. NM-106. Rarity 9. Fine. Alabama trade tokens are notoriously rare, this one from a Jewish merchant even more so. Ex 40E #481 @$400. $400
* 316 United States, Arizona (either Territory or State). "Good Luck" Encasement. (Tucson)Issued by Julius Goldbaum Inc, Call for Jules Whiskey. Encased is a 1901 Indian Head Cent. Keep Me and Never Go Broke I Bring Good Luck. In Birt's 1988 work, this token is listed as "unique". Encasement is VF, a few minor nicks, the coin is EF. Very desirable. Ex 40E #538 @$175. $125+
* 319 United States, Arkansas. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 21mm. "Feinberg & Buerkle Pine Bluff Ark."/"Good for 5 cents in Merchandise". F/VG, scratch and encrustation. Very scarce. Ex 43A, #485 @$50. $40+
* 320 United States, California. Jewish Merchant Advertising Token. c. 1890s, Dark Red Vulcanized Rubber (?) 38mm. Call For Paul Friedmans Peach and Honey. It's Delicious' in 4 lines/Drink Cunningham Whiskey Paul Friedman San. Fran. Cal. in 5 lines. Scarce? It is is thought that this store was damaged beyond repair by the 1906 SF earthquake although he continued in the wholesale liquor business through at least 1910. In 1908 his daughter married Irving Steinman, the son of a former Jewish mayor of Sacramento, Benjamin Steinman. Irving was also a numismatist and was active in both the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society and the ANA! $75+?
* 321 United States, California. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 21mm. The Cottonwood & Hotel Nevillo, L.S. Rosenthal, Prop. Jamestown Cal/Good for 10 cents in drink. Kappen Jamestown #9. VF, a few dark areas on reverse. Ex 40E, #486 @$85. $65+?
* 322 United States. California, Jewish Merchant token. San Francisco. David Roth's Sons Jewelers 1st & Market/Good for 10 cents in Trade, Kappen-2246. EF. ND, presumably 1915-1925. Scarce. David Roth's Sons Jewelers operated in San Francisco from 1904 until 1929 when they moved their location across the bay to Berkeley. Ex 43A, #627 @$50. The only one I can recall having! $50+?
323 United States, Hellman Bank and its successors etc. Includes 2 Hellman Bank 34mm Pageant of Progress 1922 medals; Farmers and Merchants Bank Encased 1907 Cent; 2 California Savings Bank Good for $2 tokens; 2 different Bank of California tokens; a Wells Fargo token; and a Security First National Bank of LA oval tag. 9 piece lot. A group of Jewish-related California bank items. $25+
* 324 United States, Colorado, Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 22mm. Marker & Goldman 1860 Curtis St./Good for 5 cents in trade. Wright DE-5665, Pritchett DE-4980. Denver. VF, holed. Rare? Wright said that 1 was known when he wrote his book in 1977. Ex 40E, #487 $70. $50+?
* 325 United States, Connecticut. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 32mm.Open an Account Pay Weekly HYMAN'S Inc. Clothing Outfitters for man, woman and child in 7 lines/Hyman's Inc. 18-22 Church St. New Haven, Conn. Good for $1 on $10 purchase or more. VF, but some nicks and discoloration. Ex 40E, #488 @$80. $75+
326 United States Merchant Tokens. North and South Dakota. Schatz, Red & White Store, New England, NDGood for 10 cents in Trade Aluminum 21mm; Berg Bros. Genl Mdse, Cooperstown ND/Good for 25 cents in Trade Aluminum 25mm; E. Wieland, Delmost SD, 31mm Aluminum and Gelfand Bros. General Merchandise, Delmost SD Good for 25 cents in Merchandise Octagonal Aluminum 26 mm. 4 better tokens, EF or better, the Berg Bros piece somewhat oxidized. $50+?
* 327 United States, Delaware. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 24mm. L.A. Levy, Dover Del/Rye Whiskies. Fine, discoloration and uneven planchet with nicks. Not particularly nice, but very rare. Ex 40E, #489 @$40. $40+?
* 328 United States, District of Columbia. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 28mm. E.S. Levy & Co. Boys' Shop around 10 Premium Tokens/View of US. Capitol, United States Capitol in 2 lines below. EF. Nice pictorial token. Ex 43A, #490 @$150. $150?
* 329 United States, Idaho Merchant Token. Aluminum 25mm. D avid & Ely Co. Ltd. Dependable Merchandise 1913 Moscow, Idaho/Good for 10 cents in Merchandise. Pinnock, rarity 3 (Uncommon). VF+/VF, scratch to left of "1" in denomination. Ex 40E, #491 $30 $25+
* 330 United States , Illinois, Chicago . Barney Ross Cocktail Lounge 5 No. Clark St /Good for 5 Cents in Drinks. Vacketta chi-R-47-5. Brass round 22mm. EF. Seldom seen and much in demand. Barney Ross was one of the great Jewish boxing champs of the 20th century and was a world champion of 3 divisions, lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight at a time when there were fewer divisions and only one world champ. He was a colorful fellow who once worked for Al Capone, was a friend of Jack Ruby's and a WWII hero. $60+
* 331 United States, Illinois. Jewish Merchant Token. 1903. Bronze 31mm.Chicago Centennial Sept. 30., 1903 Stock Yard Day. with 1803 1903 in two lines in circle/ Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Co. Souvenir Packers. New York, Chicago, Kansas City USA all around an S&S monogram in center. VF, neatly holed (as made?) at top. "ANA" scratched in obverse field. Ex 40E, #492 @$75. $60+?
* 333 United States. Illinois Civil War Token. Bronze 20mm.Freedman, Goodkind & Co. Dry Goods 171 Lake St, Chicago, Ill//Business Card within wreath. Fuld IL150W-1a (R2). Reverse die 1368. Ex 40E 473 $40. $40+?
* 334 United States, Indiana. Jewish Merchant Token. Bronze 32mm.Two Little Tailors, Eph. Levin, Prop. 115 So. Illinois Street Indianapolis, Ind/We will accept this for $1.00 to your credit on any suit or overcoat except on semi-annual sales. One only accepted on each sale. VF. Ex 40E, #494 @$45. $40+
* 336 United States, Kansas. Merchant Token. Brass 32mm Octagonal. John A. Levin Gen'l Mdse. Lindsborg, Kans./Good For 1.00 in Merchandise with a small good luck type swastika above the first "0". EF, a bit soiled. Ex 40E #496 @$50. $40+
* 337 United States, Louisiana. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 35mm (wide) Encased Cent (1972-D) Horse shoe shaped.Keep me and Never Go Broke/Al. Epstein Inc. 1226 St. Thomas St. N.O. LA. Surplus Marine Supplies 581-9363 P.O. Box 50171. EF. Ex 40E, #499 @$35 $35
* 339 United States, Maine. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 38mm. Good at Silverman's. 235 Middle St. Portland, ME. Your Credit is Good with Us/Good for $1.00 on any mens suit or overcoat or Ladies suit or cloak. VF. Ex 40E, #501 @$80! $65+
* 340 United States, Massachusetts. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 32mm.Benj. Goldstein Inc. 17 Elm St. Springfield. This coin is worth $1.00 on purchase of $20.00 or more/ We invite you to open a charge account. Good Luck around a Swastika. F-VF, some field marks. Ex 40E, #502 @ $90. $75+
* 341 United States , Michigan. Jewish Merchant Token.Aluminum 22mm. Sol. Rosenthal. Haberdasher 3202 W. Jefferson River Rouge, Mich/Good for 10 cents in Merchandise. VF, some luster, a scratch. Ex 40E, #503 @$55. $45+
* 342 United States, Minnesota. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 32mm. Use your Credit at Goodman's Jewelers 94 E. 7th St. St. Paul. Minn./This coin worth $2.50 on $25 Purchase or 10% on any other purchases. VF-EF, but discoloration. Ex 40E, #504 @$40. $40
* 343 United States, Mississippi. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 38mm. One of Each Order Gordon Mostkoff & Co. We save you $ Dollars $ all we ask is a trial Gunnison, Miss/Good for $1.00 on each cash purchase of $20.00 or over . VG, has been bent and straightened, with nicks and scratches. However all the legend is very clear and readable. Rare.Gunnison is a very small town in northwestern Mississippi. Ex 40E, #505 @$40. $40+? * 344 United States, Missouri. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 35mm. Gouldman & Meyer Montgomery City, MO./Good for $1.00 in Merchandise. VF, but holed not quite in the center of the token. Ex 40E, #506 $35. $35
* 346 United States, Montana. Jewish Merchant Token. WM 24mm. Cosmopolitan Hotel Bar. Schwab and Zimmerman Proprietors Helena, Montana/Good for 12 1/2 cents in Trade. Gould-416R (Very Desirable). VF, but for ding at 11:00 on reverse. Interestingly the one image of this token we can find has the exact same ding. We're guessing that this is the same token. Rare! Ex 40E, #507 @$165. $125+?
* 348 United States, Nebraska, Jewish Merchant Token. Levi Bros., Stuart, Nebr. Early 20th century. Brass 20mm, Good for 10 cents in Trade. Choice lustrous EF, a few very tiny and minor spots. Scarce. $50+?
351 United States, New York. 1909 Advertising Token for D. J. Faour & Bros., Syrian-American Bankers & Merchants. Æ 32.5mm, U.S. Shield, medallion at center, legend above/ Arabic script legend above, the top line is 1909 in Arabic numerals. Rulau NYK-42. VF+. $25
* 352 United States, New York. Jewish Merchant Token. WM 33mm.Nathan & Rose Goldberg's Prospect Theater, Prospect Ave & 161 St. N.Y.C around conjoined busts of man and woman right/ Worth 50 Cents part of a long legend. A rare pictorial token. VF, a few nicks. Ex 40E #514 @$60. $50+
* 354 United States. New York, Jewish Merchant. Civil War Token. Copper 24mm.S. Steinfeld Sole Agent for the U.S. around elaborate coat of arms with E. Sigel in small letters below arms/ Principal Depot 1863 of the French Cognac Bitters 70 Nassau St.. Fuld NY-630BU-2a. NGC MS 63 Bn. This is probably the nicest specimen we've offered. Simon Steinfeld was a liquor dealer and saloon owner who was born in Hesse-Darmstadt. A similar token recently brought $225 on Ebay. $125+?
355 United States. New York. Jewish Merchant Good Luck Tokens.Mendelsohn Diamond Jewelry Watches Silverware 613 8th Ave. NY with encased 1935 Cent and Leo H. Waldman Good Luck is a Wish - Insurance is a Fact Chelsea 2-4785 128 West 23rd St. N.Y.C. with an encased 1953-D cent. 2 items, the first Fine, but very scarce, the 2nd high grade EF-AU. Ex 40E, #536 @$60. $60?
* 356 United States, Ohio. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 24mm. R. Rotschild's Sons. Makers of Saloon Fixtures & Billard Tables. Cin'Ti,O./Good for 5 cents in Trade, P.S. Egan. EF. A pictorial token with an image of a pool table. Ex 40E #515 @$100. $100
* 357 United States, Pennsylvania. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 35mm.Jos. E. Levy "Your Classy Tailor" 3151 Frankford Ave. Phila. Next Door to Allegheny Theatre/Good for $2.00 on Suit or Overcoat. Nice EF. Ex 40E #517 @$75. $75
* 358 United States, Pennsylvania. Jewish Merchant Token. Wilkes Barre, Pa. Morris Greenstein, Pharmacist. Good for 5 cents. Aluminum 21mm. In 1909 his business was located at 191 E. Market St. and 8 years late he had moved to 201 E. Market. Greenstein was an immigrant from Meiningen in Saxony but presumably prospered in Wilkes Barre and was president of Temple B'nai B'rith from 1932-1934. Lustrous EF, thus high grade. Ex 43A. #618 $30. $30+?
* 359 United States, South Dakota. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 28mm.Silverberg Merc. Co. Elk Point, So. Dak./Good for 25 cents in Trade. VF, with a slight wave. Ex 40E #520 @$40. Also see Lot 326 for more Dakota Merchant tokens. $40
* 360 United States, South Dakota. Jewish Merchant Token. Delmont. Gelfand Brothers. Good for 50¢ in Merchandise. Aluminum Octagonal 28mm. The Gelfand family, like the Silverberg family (see lot 326 above), had stores in a number of small towns within a few hundred miles of Sioux City, IA. Many of the Gelfands were buried in either Mt. Carmel or Mt. Sinai. EF, but some dirt. Ex 43A #624 @$50. $40+
* 362 United States, Utah, Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 21mm.Frumkin's 139 Main St. Salt Lake City/Good for 12 1/2 cent Cigar. VF, but corrosion. Perhaps buried in dirt for a time. Uncommon. Ex 40E #522 @$50. $40+
* 363 United States, Virginia. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 38mm. Absolutely Dependable is our Kind. Oak Hall. M. Rosenberg & Sons "Thru-the-Block" $1.00. Roanoke, Virginia/Good For $1.00$ on a purchase of Ten Dollars or More . VF, but for small attempted piercing on obverse and some light scratches on reverse. Ex 40E, #524@$60. $60
* 364 United States, Virginia. Jewish Merchant Token. Aluminum 38mm. Marcus Cohen Outfitter for the Whole Family. Ready-to-wear Garments A specialty. Herndon, VA/Good for $1.00 on a Cash Purchase Of $15.00. VF, small rim bump, somewhat discolored. Very scarce. Ex 40E #523 @$100! $80+
* 365 United States, Washington. Jewish Merchant token. (1900-1915).Brass 43mm. S. B. Levy & J. D. Shea, 525 Pike St., Seattle/Good for 5 cents in Trade. This was a bar. Scarce. VF+. Ex 42F, Lot 457 @$75. $60+
* 366 United States, Washington. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 35mm. Souvenir of Wein's Clothing House. Jos. W. Wein. Prop. 515 Sprague Ave. Spokane, Wash/In Wein we Trust 1909 around Indian head left. VF, possibly cleaned at one time. Very scarce. Nice large size pictorial token. Ex 40E #525 @$125. $100+?
* 367 United States, West Virginia, Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 31mm.Heyman Bros. Wheeling W.VA. Clothiers and Furnishers around an ornate flying horse and monogram/Good as Gold One Price to all around Worth 50¢ with every $5.00 purchase Heyman Bros. Outfitters. Nice VF/F, but softly struck in center of reverse. Ex 40E #527 @$60. $50+?
* 369 United States, Wisconsin. Jewish merchant Token. Milwaukee? Aluminum EF or nearly so and rare. round 28mm. Katz's Tavern 1902 S. 68th St./Good for 5 cents in Trade. The TokenCatalog.com lists two tokens, TC-148526, Johnson K-4 @26mm and TC-41653; Johnson #39 from West Allis (Milwaukee county) @27mm. 1st we can recall seeing. $50+
* 370 United States, Wyoming. Jewish Merchant Token. Brass 21mm.A. R. Lichstein, Rawlins, Wyo./Good for 5¢ in Trade". Handmade 8mm central hole. RW-131. Rarity 8, 4 to 6 known. EF. Ex 40E, #529 @75. $60+?
371 United States. A group of tokens (most, if not all Jewish merchants). Royal Coin Co. New York & Reverse Mass 1942-1952 S. Albert Eisenberg, President, Jerome M. Eisenberg, Manager with facsimile of Mass. Shilling on reverse; Feltman's Coney Island "25"; Jerome Wolk and Brother Fur Mart, Pittsburgh PA; Morris Greenstein, Wilkes-Barre PA Pharmacist Good for 5 cents in Merchandise; Dreyfus Hotel, Providence RI "For Servicemen Only - 50 Cent Discount";Abe Goldman Monarch Buffet 630 W. Madison St. (Chicago) This check and 10 cents good for a 15 cents Whiskey. Aluminum Oval; Halperin Bros. Co. Good at Cigar Counter & Restaurant "Good for 50 cent in Trade" (Chicago); Stein's, Maple Lawn, Alex. KY 5 cent. Scalloped Aluminum. 8 different tokens, some scarce. VF-AU, most EF or better. Ex 40E, Lot 530 where it sold for $220 on a $100 estimate. $150+?
372 United States. Group of Merchant Tokens. A group of tokens. California: Moise Klinker Co, San Francisco & Market St. Ry .Co; Samuel Kahn President Good for One Fare San Francisco; Idaho, Pitkin & Rowland, Nampa Good for 10 cents; Bouquet Cigar Store, Boise Good for 5 cents; Nugget, Weiser, IDAGood for 5 Cents, Aluminum square; National Fiddlers Festival 1963 Idaho; Silber & Steiner's Mankato, MinnGood for 25 cents; Nebraska, Burr. Genzlinger & Klein Good for 5 ¢ (Fiber); Deshler, Boyer & Koerwitz Good for 5 cents; Fremont, Gumpert's' Good for 5 cents and Washington Seattle Keiter & Bernbaum Good for 5 cents in Trade' holed as made and Washington Olympia, Weidner's Rummy Club Good for 5 cents . 12 western tokens, most scarce and VF or better, the two San Francisco pieces Jewish related.. $125+
373 United States Merchant Tokens. A group of tokens. Liebsohn's Department Store Hartley, IA,Good for $1.00 in Merchandise; Gouldman & Myer Mongomery City, Mo. Good for 10 cents in Merchandise;Sam Goldstein, Reno, Nevada, Good for 12 1/2 cents in Trade; A.A. Wiesner Hays, KS Good for 1.00 in Trade; Idaho Mayer Bros, Kellogg 25 cents in Trade and Ostdiek & Spiesman, St. Maries Good for 5 cents in Trade; Goldblatt Bros, 1/2 cent Chicago, IL (and locations in other mid-west states as well) and S. A. Cohn 1 Cent, Hazleton, PA. 8 pieces, VG to Unc. but the Missouri token with small hole in center, the Goldstein token with corrosion. Some scarce and rare tokens in this group. Mostly Jewish related. $100+
374 United States, Group of Merchant Tokens. SA Cohn & Bro., Hazleton, PA Good for 1 Cent; Lieberman's Bakery, Massillion, Ohio Good for 5¢ Loaf of Bread (this still exists and according to "Urban Spoon" still makes great donuts; Sacks Bros., Jasper Minn. Good for 10 Cents; Weingarten's Big Food Stores, (Houston, TX) Good for 10¢ in trade; Goldblatt Bros. (Chicago, IL) Good for 1/2 Cent; Feltmans Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY) 5; J. L. Hirsch Co., Poseyville, Indiana. Good for 10 Cents; and Malisko's Cafe, Hazleton, Penna. Good for 30¢. 8 tokens, mostly Jewish Merchant. VF to AU, some scarce. $100?
375 United States, Group of Merchant Tokens. Solberg's Place, McIntosh, Minn. Good for 5 cents; Silverberg Bros., Mapleton, Iowa, Good for 50 Cents; J. F. Isaacs Pastime, Cody, Wyo. Good for 20 Cents ; W. H. Brower, Spokane, Wash. Good for 5 Cents; Schatz Red & White Store, New England, N. Dak.Good for 50 Cents; Market St. Ry. Co., Samuel Kahn, Pres., San Francisco, Good for One Fare;Moise Klinkner Telephone token, San Francisco; Silvers, Oakland (Cal), Good for $2.50; and J. J. Gans and Bro., Los Angeles, Good for 5 Cents. 9 tokens, mostly Jewish related. VF to AU, some scarce. The Isaacs and Gans tokens probably the "best". $100?
* 376 United States. 1887 (?). Charles Dickens. 6 1/4" brass uniface cast medal by Zearing. Half right bust of Dickens, with Charles Dickens 1812- 70 above, Zearing Sculpt Chicago Ill. in 4 lines at left and barely visible copyrighted 87 along the lower right edge. Blue felt backing and string for hanging on the reverse. Zearing was a Chicago area sculptor who is more famous for his works on Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus. A bit grainy as made. $75+?
377 United States. 1933. Chicago Century of Progress Bronze Ashtray. c. 70 x 73mm, with central medallion logo of Chrysler Building at center and A Century of Progress Chicago 1933 above and Plymouth, Dodge, De Soto, Chrysler below. VF+? $25+? * 378 United States. John F. Kennedy Assasination and Lee Harvey Oswald Shooting Medal issued by Deutsche Numismatik in 1964 (signed V.G.). IN KENNEDYN ABIECTA VIS DALLAS MCM / LXIII - Scene depicting the shooting of Kennedy/INHON SINGUL IURE OSWALD RUBY PERMIT - Scene depicting the shooting of Oswald. Silver Proof, 30 mm, reeded edge. Lightly toned, a few marks in field. There are at least two varieties of this medal, the more common one is a larger (60mm) silver medal with a plain edge. $50+?
* 379 United States. colorado. (1984). Struck in 1984 for the Restoration of the Lesher House. 8-sided 35m silver medal. Mountain mining scene, with Pike's Peak in background/ Legend. #543 of 1000 struck as fund-raising project to raise funds to restore the famous Lesher House in Victor, CO. BU. $100+?
* 380 United States, George Burns. 1996 Silver 39mm. Facing bust of the famous comedian holding his almost as famous cigar/Legend. Commemorates his 100th birthday and 93rd year in show business. 1 ounce of .999 silver. Proof George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum. $40+
A nice run of society of medalists medals (back to top)
* 381 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1937) 16th issue. Fathers and Sons - Peace and War. Bronze 73mm by Chester Beach. 5 nude youths bear father's bier. In Peace Sons bury their Fathers/Gaunt father bears son's corpse from battlefield as vultures swoop around. In War the Fathers bury their Sons. Alexander-16.1. As struck. Scarce. $100
* 382 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1955). Æ 73mm by Malvina Hoffman. 51st Issue. Proclaiming Liberty. In the background a Greek Cross frames four racial types, North for the White race, East for the Yellow race, West for the Red race and South for the Black race/Polar projection map of the world resembling the UN logo, No Man is an Island.... Alexander 51.1. With the original brochure in which Hoffman identifies the head at the lower right as being from the Black race. Alexander describes the head as Central American. As struck and another scarce SOM issue. $100
* 383 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1958). Æ 73mm by Jean de Marco. Music and Drama. 58th issue. Seated clown with horn facing left, filling the circular field/Lyre, with masks of tragedy MUSIC above, DRAMA below. Alexander 58.1, dark patina as made. With original brochure. $75
* 384 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1963) Æ 73mm by Karen Worth. Ad Astra per Aspera. 67th issue. Star-shaped man soaring into space, AD ASTRA PER ASPERA/Man and woman advance under the aegis of a benign spirit holding a blazing spirit. Alexander 67.1. With original box (somewhat used) and brochure. $60+
* 385 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1965) Æ 73mm by Margaret Grigor. Alaska and Hawaii. 71st issue. Two Eskimo men, one fishing, one chipping ice, ALASKA at upper left/Two Hawaiian women, one grinding poi, one mending floor mat, HAWAII at upper right. Alexander 71.1. With brochure. $60+
* 386 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1970) Æ 77 x 77 mm rhombus with rounded corners by Julian Hoke Harris. Perpetuating the Ancient Art of Medallic Sculpture. Special 40th Anniversary issue. Miniature designs of the ruffled groups of Laura Gardin Fraser's 1st SOM issue and the first step on the moon from Boris Buzan's 80th issue with large 40 in center/Contrasting relief and intaglio renditions of the ancient Athenian owl. Alexander SP-2.1. Scarce issue. $75?
* 387 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1971) Æ 73mm by Elbert Weinberg. Pandora One and Two. 84th issue. 4 faces at left, registering fear and panic at serpents, nails, insects escaping at right, PANDORA ONE/A mushroom cloud forming a death's head, corpse and dead serpents below, PANDORA TWO. Alexander 84.2. With brochure. $60+
* 388 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1972) Æ 73mm by Sten Jacobsson. World Population Crisis. 85th issue. Christ-like figure before vast stylized crown of dot-headed, box-like bodies/Gamboling figures with flying birds. Alexander 85.1. With original brochure. $50+?
* 389 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1972) Æ 73mm by John Svenson. Chilkat Tlingit Indians. 86th issue. Chilkat chieftain in ceremonial headdress left CHILKAT/ Strong Boy legend at center, masks to either side, TLINGIT INDIANS above, ALASKA below. Alexander 86.1. With original brochure. $75+?
* 390 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1973) Æ 73mm by Mico Kaufman. Youth - War and Sacrifice. 87th issue. Young, self-absorbed young man playing guitar/ Infantryman carrying dead comrade, the two forming a peace symbol. Alexander 87.1. With original brochure. $50+
* 391 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1973) Æ 73mm by Edward Grove. The Alphabet. 88th issue. Star-like abstract design forming ten panels containing characters from 10 languages around THE ALPHA BET in 3 lines/Montage of the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet. Alexander 88.1. With original brochure. $50+
* 392 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1974) Æ 73mm by Laszlo Ispanky. Spring Wind - Autumn Wind. 89th issue. Pert-breasted, semi-draped girl, seated left, with wind-blown hair SPRING WIND/Back of shirtless youth AUTUMN WIND. Alexander 89.1. With original brochure. $50+
* 393 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1974) Æ 73mm by Stanley Bleifeld. Chinese Philosophers. 90th issue. Standing figures of Lao-Tse at left facing Confucius at right, their names behind them in Roman letters, loosely designed as Chinese characters/ River scene with cliffs, a tiny pavilion and 2 boats below. Alexander 90.1. With original brochure. $50+
* 394 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1975) Æ Oval 65 x 84 mm by Frederick Shrady. Prison Walls - Flight of Soul. 91st issue. Stylized prisoners behind bars, to left and right, COURAGE HOPE/Stylized bird in flight PRISON WALLS CANNOT CONTROL THE FLIGHT OF THE SOUL. Alexander 91.1. One of the few non-round SOM medals. With original brochure. $50+
* 395 United States, Society of Medalists. (SOM). (1975) Æ 73 mm by Bruno Lucchesi. Young Love - Mother Love. 92nd issue. Young couple in passionate embrace/Mother and Baby. No words are necessary to describe the feelings of love this medal evokes. Alexander 92.1. With original brochure. $50+
World paper money, stocks and bonds (back to top)
* 398 Austria, Linz. 1939. Austrian Iron & Steel Co., renamed for Herman Göring. 100 Reichsmark Stock Certificate, with mountain vignette in center. I can't recall seeing this before. As new, with hole punch through embossed seal at lower left. After this company was appropriated by the Nazis, they "employed" thousands of forced, slave and concentration camp workers. $75+?
* 400 Bohemia & MOravia. 1943. Ration Card for Fat (including butter and other edible fats). For children between 10 and 14. Bilingual in Czech and German. c. 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". Unused. Reddish brown, with faint paper clip impression at upper left. On thin paper. Can't recall seeing a ration card from this locale before. $50?
* 401 France, Houilleres du Basin du Nord Pas-de-Calais, Bruay. This was a French POW camp that was run by private companies. This particular issue was for coal mines that used German POWs, some of who worked there until 1950. Group of 3 notes: 1, 2 and 10 Francs. The first two Fine, the 3rd aVF. Campbell 2205, 2206 & 2212. SB page 112. $90
* 404 Germany, Bielefeld. A group of notgeld. 1 Gold-Mark 1923 cloth, with different notes (diff. colors) depicting a child at center both Unc; 2) 5 Gold Pfennig, green, 1923 Linen AU; 10 Mark 1923 cloth, red, black & gray Unc; 25 Mark 1921 Linen, red, blue & black, 2 pieces (VF, EF); 25 Mark 1921 silk, people being cured after going into "hot springs", blue & red; 50 Mark 1922, silk, people with money bags, 2 slightly different issues, one more fully printed; 1000 Mark 1922 silk, red & green (2 pieces) and 1000 Mark 1922, red, yellow & black. 12 popular and collectible notes, mostly different. $300+
* 406 Germany, Konversionkasse. P-200, SB-202. 10 Reichsmark. 1933 Series A. AU, but without pinholes This is the scarcer 1933 issue without the overprint. Konversionkasse "banknotes" of 1933 & 1934 were given to Jewish emigres from Germany in exchange for their German Reichsmarks and their possession. The great majority of those who were able to leave found that these notes were worthless. Lots 406 to 409 are these notes. $60+
* 408 Germany, Konversionkasse. 50 Reichsmark 28 August 1933. P-203. Series A. EF, pinholes, small bottom margin tear and minor graffiti on back. Rare. The 1933 note is much scarcer than the 1934 note of the same denomination. $275+
* 409 Germany, Konversionkasse. P-209, Kroll-213. 30 Reichsmark, 1934/1933. Series A. Choice AU, with usual pinholes. Very rare denomination that is seldom offered especially this nice. A similar note offered in our early 2013 auction sold for $325. $250+
* 410 Germany, Konversionkasse Fractional Certificate. Small Format. 100 RM, 1 September 1935, Interest due 1 January 1937. Kroll-221. Series A, EF, some staining, with hole punch through embossed seal at bottom. Printed on watermarked paper. c. 6 1/4 x 8 1/4". Bonds and fractional certificate of Konversionkasse were issued between 1936 and 1939 in various foreign currency amounts as way for the Nazis to raise funds for their government. For a good summary of the use of these financial instruments, please see Kroll (WWII Paper Money and Financial Instruments of Nazi Germany) pages 17-24. (Lots 410 to 415). $75+?
* 411 Germany, Konversionkasse Fractional Certificate. Small Format. 50 RM, 1 September 1935, Interest due 1 July 1936. Kroll-222. Series A, AU, with hole punch at left of embossed seal at bottom. Printed on watermarked paper. c. 6 1/4 x 8 1/4". $100+?
* 413 Germany, Konversionkasse Fractional Certificate. Small Format. 22.50 RM, 1 September 1936, Interest due 1 July 1937. Kroll-234. Series C EF, minor stains. Printed on watermarked paper. c. 6 1/4 x 8 1/4". $50+?
* 414 Germany, Konversionkasse Fractional Certificate. Small Format. 31 RM, 1 March 1937, Interest due 1 July 1940. Kroll-242. New Series. EF-AU. Printed on watermarked paper. c. 6 1/4 x 8 1/4". $60+?
* 416 Germany, Flossenburg Concentration Camp. C-3972b (1), Feller GE-188a, Grab/Haney FL 12a. 1 Reichsmark in blue with narrow A. Unc, very minor discoloration. Very nice note. A slightly nicer note brought $650 in our sale 38C. $500+
* 417 Germany, Nordhausen (Mittelbau). Concentration Camp. ND. .10 Reichsmark Green on watermarked paper. Series G. Feller GE-252, Camp-4023, PS-137, Grab-Haney. Mi-3. aVF. A very scarce note in any grade and in any series! $425
* 418 Germany, Oflag II-C. WWII POW camp. C-3766b.2. 50 Fenigow Series AIII. POW camp near Woldenberg, Germany. SB page 483. Nice EF and scarce. Usually when we offer these, they sell for about $140. $140
* 419 Germany, Oflag II-C. WWII POW camp. Similar to above but an unlisted variety. C-3766v 50 Fenigow Series AI. SB page 483. Campbell lists two sizes of notes from this camp, the first type of notes are .c. 5 x 50mm and the 2nd type c. 55 x 35mm. This is definitely the smaller size but this series is unlisted as such. $175
* 421 Germany, Oflag II-C. WWII POW camp. C-3769a 5 Mark with a KS in circle handstamp and another script mark on back. Campbell lists the color as gray, but it is not gray. I was going to call it blue. However I've been told I'm color blind, so I asked my wife who said it is black. Virtually EF and scarce. We offered a similar one about 10 years ago which was the same color as this. $350+?
* 422 Germany, Oflag II-D. WWII POW camp near Grossborn. C-3791, SB page 483. 10 Groszy. Series A. Nice EF+, tiny reverse stain. We have sold 4 of these in past 20 years and they have sold for between $125 and $135 each. $125
* 425 Germany. 1 Day ration coupon for bread, meat, cheese and fat. (1941). For use by Wehrmacht troops in German-occupied France. Bilingual. c 5 1/2 x 3 3/4" on thick pink paper. Seems to be unlisted in WWII Remembered and Kroll and I can't recall seeing a similar item before. $60?
* 426 Germany, My Africa Souvenir. WWII. Nazi anti-Semitic Propaganda leaflet air-dropped over North Africa and aimed at British soldiers. ...This is the rich man's war and the poor man's fight. Text on both sides of an 8 x 5 1/2" paper. Series, A, Issue Nr. 1. Even promises that these leaflets will be valuable and that a full collection will bring you a free trip to Germany if you escape alive from Roosevelt's war for the Jews. Only 4 leaflets were issued. EF and rare. $75+
* 427 Germany, A pair of WWII Propaganda Leaflets. 1942 and 1943. 1) 1942 c. 24 x 5 1/2" Wie Viele sind hier aufmarschiert? (How many men have answered the call here?) above a large rally of German soldiers, on the reverse is long legend, which begins with 300,000. 2) 1943 c. 5 1/4 x 8 1/8" titled Wofür Kämpft Deutschland? (What is Germany fighting for?). Both air dropped on German citizens by Russians, telling them that the Nazis have lied to them and forced the war on them. Both in decent VF condition. $50+
* 428 Germany, Friedland Refugee Camp. This was a subcamp of Gross-Rosen and was used after World War II for Displaced Germans and others trying to flee the expansion of the Soviet Union and its allies. To some it was known as the Gateway to Freedom. It reads. Friedland Refugee Camp. This note is to give when leaving the camp, with a green armband. EF. Rare. 1st we've seen. Friedland is still being used as a refugee camp as it is now used as a place where refugees fleeing Syria are housed when they reach Germany. $100+?
* 429 Israel. Fractional Currency. P-6, FC-1. 50 Mils, Orange carpet note. Series Aleph/Aleph, low serial number 000082. Choice Unc, Slabbed, PMG-64, Exceptional Paper Quality. See the lot below for a companion piece. $1250+
* 430 Israel. Fractional Currency. P-7, FC-2. 100 Mils, Green carpet note. Series Aleph/Bet, low serial number 000083. Virtually a matched set with the above note. Slabbed, PMG-63, Exceptional Paper Quality. $1250+
* 433 Israel. Error Note. P-34b, BN-21a. 5 Lirot 1968 Albert Einstein red serial numbers, and misplaced digit in upper left serial number. The last digit before the series letter is lower than the other numbers. Unc. I presume this is rare as it is the only one that I have seen . $100+?
434 Israel. Group of banknotes. P-43, BN-30 1 Sheqel 1978 Montefiore (111); P-42, BN-32 10 Sheqalim 1978 Herzl (1); P-46a, BN-33c 50 Sheqalim Ben-Gurion (250); P47, BN-38 100 Sheqalim Jabotinksy 1979 (1); and P-48,BN-35 500 Sheqalim Rothschild 1982 (2). The approximately 360+ notes have never circulated but some have been mishandled and have bends and/or creases. All counts are approximate, sold as is, no returns. $100+
* 435 Netherlands, Amersfoort Concentration Camp. C-4146b, Feller NE-440a, Grab/Haney Af1-a. 10¢ 1 January, 1944. with 6-pointed star after serial number & without watermark. Unc. Rare. The last we had brought $420. $350
* 436 Netherlands, Amersfoort Concentration Camp. 25 Cent, 1 January 1944. Yellow, without watermark, with a period under the "o" preceding the serial number and without a star after serial number. C-4142, Feller NE-441a (variety?), Grabowski-Haney Af-2 (but unlisted variety without the star after serial number). Choice AU (just slight evidence of paper bend). Bright, full color. Scarce variety which is not shown on worldandmilitarynotes.com. $450
* 437 Netherlands, Amersfoort Concentration Camp. 1 Gulden, 1 January 1944. Green, without watermark, with a period after the "o" and star after the serial number C-4148b, Feller NE-442a, Grabowski-Haney Af-3a. VF+. $300
* 438 Netherlands, Amsterdam Judenrat: Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam. 25¢ chit received as an administrative payment for a permit to travel on 22 December 1941. With BK No. 452 at upper right, printer's legend K.95 at lower left and Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam/Plaatselijke Atdeeling Rotterdam handstamped at top. 3-line handstamp on the back plus a manuscript notation. VF, but top left corner missing. Rare. Feller NE-480 is a 10¢ chit similar to this. This is ex Lot #1246 from our sale 36C (May 2006) where it brought $625 in active bidding. $600+
* 439 Netherlands, Westerbork Concentration Camp. 25 Cent, Series AA without watermark. Feller NE-471a, C-4172b (2), PS-169, Grab We-2. Choice AU. Really no wear just very slight hints of handling. Nice grade! $50+
* 440 Palestine, Palestine Currency Board. P-6d. 500 Mils 15 August 1945. Series J. VG, somewhat stained, a couple of tiny holes at creases and small paper fault at upper left, but overall a decent note for the grade. Scarce series, and date, the last time we can recall offering a Series J 1945 note was in 2005! $250+?
* 442 Palestine. WWII (1945) Letter from British Soldier to a friend in London. A letter from Ernst Holland of the Royal Air Force to his friend Chas. Skilton in London. Holland thanks his friend for sending paints and commenting on his posting in the Holy Land. Refers to an Arab friend (and his 3 wives) who he gave his old paints to and his take on the Jewish Settlements. The back contains numerous color pictures which he has drawn. Most interesting. $75+?
* 444 Poland, Litzmannstadt. 17 December 1941 Bond for 9000 Reichsmark titled Industriewerke Emil Eisert und Gebrüder Schweikert, Aktiengesellschaft Litzmannstadt. Printed by Giesecke & Devrient of Leipzig and Berlin. EF, with hole punched at upper right. Apparently part of private fundraising projects for various business in Litzmannstadt. Interestingly there are no SS or 3rd Reich markings on this. An unusual denominaiton! A similar bond sold for $200 in our Sale 40E. $125+?
* 446 Ukraine, Group of notes. P-51-54. 5, 10, 20 & 50 Karbowanez notes of 10 March 1942. Gd to VG, all scarce, issued under Nazi rule. Also included in this lot are the following Austrian & Hungarian WWI POW notes; C-1315 Aschach 50 Heller Unc; C-1365 Freistadt 1 Krone Au-Unc; Hajmasker C-1373 & 1374 20 & 50 Filler both Unc; and Marchtrenk C-1406 & 1407 1 & 2 Krone both Fair to Good and stamped Ungültig. (Cancelled). 10 Piece lot. $75+?
* 447 United States. 2 early Fiscal "notes". 1) State of Connecticut, 1783 Payment, payable to the New Haven Committee of Supplies, 7£, 9/-. with signatures and dates on both sides and 2) Maryland 1808 hand-written 60 day promissory note for 29£ 12/-, 1p. Signed by Sampson, DeLashmutt, witnessed by Mantz. A nice pair of early US monetary instuments. $50+
* 448 United States. WWII Propaganda note. On a Facsimile of a US One Dollar note, the back has a 3-line legend in Italian, "The American have always made empty promises, breaking them like soap bubbles". The Nazis air-dropped this note in northern Italy. SB-401 (P. 397). VF. The last two we've offered sold for $75 and $80. $75
We are always looking for better world notes either for outright purchase or for consignment for future auctions. Over the past 40 years we have handled many of the rarest and most important world banknote issues. These include not only Israel regular issues in high grade but color trials, proofs, specimens, errors and process notes. In addition we have offered in our auctions or via private treaty every denomination and date of all regular issue Palestine Currency Board notes, including two different 100 Pound rarities, one of them which we sold to one party and then help broker a sale to another party a few years later. We have had the opportunity to sell virtually every important concentration camp rarity as well as Ghetto notes and Displaced Person's issues. In addition we have offered, and sold, other world issues including Latin American and African notes as well as a Ming note in our November 2013 auction. We have willing buyers and collectors world wide or have bought from us for 40 years. Please consider us when thinking of disposing of your banknotes.
Part Two: Judaic and Holy Land Material (back to top)
Medallic Judaica (back to top)
In addition to the lots in this section there are many lots in Part One that just as easily could be listed here. Among them are: 1-20a, 96, 105, 111-112, 115-116, 196, 203, 215-217, 225, 228, 231-233, 235-236, 240-243, 245-247, 249-252, 255, 258, 261-269, 272-273 (Papal Medals with Menorahs!), 275-276, 282-285, 287, 293-308, 310, 312, 314-350, 352-375, 380, 384, 387, 390, 398, 400-403, 406-428, 435-444, 446 and 448. In additon all lots from here to the end (with the exception of a few of the books) are Judaic related and lots 596-617 are medallic items that could have been listed here.
* 449 Daniel in the Lion's Den and The Prophet Elijah. 1577 Æ Jeton (28 mm 5.75g). The Prophet Elijah sitting left beneath clouds,Jehovah in Hebrew above, cityscape in background/Daniel sitting right in lion's den, at right two lions, above in the clouds, Jehovah in Hebrew. Neumann 34214, Dugniollie-2721. Nice VF. A rare dated Biblical Jeton with Hebrew on both sides! Only the 3rd we've offered but the nicest. $150+
* 450 PURIM JETON. ND c. 1590 by Hans Krauwinkel. Copper Jeton (28mm, 4.45g). Mordechai, in king's clothing on royal horse left, being led by wicked Haman, ESTHER VI below, HK in ex/ Haman hanging in courtyard of his house, DAS HAVS HAMAN in ex. Mitch-16267 Neu-32278. VF, slightly porous. A scarce Biblical jeton. $200+
* 451 David and Jonathan. c. 1590 By Hans Krauwinkel. AE28. 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, H•K• in ex. Mitch-1628, Neumann 32277. Gd Fine. One of a series of Biblical jetons by Krauwinkel. $100+
* 452 Judaea Capta Jeton by Hans Krauwinkel. ND (c. 1600). Brass 29mm (5.40g). 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/F, a few spots. This is probably the most sought after of all the Krauwinkel jetons. $150+
* 453 Judith holding the head of Holofernes by Egidius Krauwinkel (1570-1613) of Nuremberg? Æ Jeton. Brass 29mm. Judith standing on pedestal, holding the cut-off head of Holofernes, the Babylonian king/Three towers, atop a large wall, with gate open in center, rosettes at top. Newmann-35654. VF, a bit porous. Friedenberg (Jewish Medals, page 92) attributes this or a similar piece to the Swiss medalist Lorenz Rosenbaum. $100+
* 454 Biblical Jeton. 1715. Silver 30mm. Paris Mint. Ark of the Covenant, carried by four Levites, 2 angles above/CONVENTUS CLERI GALLICANI M•DCCXV• in 4 lines, in wreath. Mitchner-3311, Feuardent-3953. VF. Biblical related jetons in silver are seldom encountered. Mitchner priced this at £95 in 1988! A similar piece sold for $300 in our last auction. This is just as nice. $150+
Also see Lot 235 for a small gilt medal featuring Noah and his Ark
* 455 Rabbi Elazar ben Samuel Shmelke of Brody. 1735? Uniface bronze white-metal 48mm Electrotype cast obverse & reverse cliches by Joel Lippman Levi. This is believed to be the first medal done by a Jewish artist. (And certainly the first done by an Orthodox Jew of another Orthodox Jew). VF. Of extreme rarity. We have been handling Judaic related numismatic items since 1971 and this is only the second of these (struck or cast) that we have ever seen Because of the subject matter this was a controversial medal in its time. Certainly one of the most important Jewish medals of medieval Europe and of the Netherlands at any time!
In 1735 the Ashkenazic community of Amsterdam lacked a Rabbi and called Rabbi Elazar ben Samuel Shmelke of Brody to the post, which he accepted. To celebrate the occasion Lippman, son of Rabbi Lippman Levi, made this medal which shows a portrait of the Rabbi on the obverse and a lengthy Hebrew inscription of the reverse. See Coins Reveal #160, Jewish Minters & Medalists page 34-35, Jewish Medals pages 61-64 and 130, Polak-8 and The Shekel Vox XXXI, #2, p. 34. Berlin Jewish Museum-25 . $1000+
* 456 Pilgrim's token. ND. Probably 17-18th century. Brass 36mm (28.36g). Bust of Jesus left/5-line Hebrew legend. See Jewish Medals page 90, and G.F. Hill's The Medallic Portraits of Christ. VF for this crudely made cast "amulet". $50?
* 457 PILGRIM'S TOKEN. ND. Probably 17-18th century. Bronze (?) 31 mm (9.46g). Bust of Jesus left under a banner with inscription in western letters/5-line Hebrew legend. See Jewish Medals page 90, and G.F. Hill's The Medallic Portraits of Christ. VF. An unusual variety of this amulet, one that we can't recall seeing before. $75+?
* 458 Joseph and His brothers. 1772. By Johann Christian Reich. French jeton of Louis XV. Bust of Louis XV left/Joseph's brothers coming before him in Egyptian court, Dantes 1772 in 2 lines in exergue. Reverse as Newmann-32639. VF. Johann Christian Reich was a prolific German medalist of the later part of the 19th century in Germany and is known for both his anti-Semitic Korn Jude medals as well as the Edict of Toleration medals which celebrated Jews gaining a measure of freedom in the 18th century. His son is John Reich who designed many early US coins. Also see Lot # 459 below. $75+?
* 459 Edict of Toleration Medal. 1782. WM 45 mm (with Æ plug-as made) by Reich. Bust of Joseph II of the Holy Roman Empire right, Imperial Tolerance in banner under bust/ Catholic, Protestant & Jewish Figures. This medal was struck to honor Joseph, an enlightened Catholic leader of his time who granted religious liberties to Protestants and to a lesser extent to Jews. Rare & important. EF, a few minor nicks on edge. One of the nicest of these that we have seen. This medal was commissioned by Dutch Jews to commemorate the visit of the Emperor to Amsterdam 1782. (Polek-12). It is considered one of the earliest & most important Jewish Emancipation Medals. See Friedenberg-p. 36-37, Encyclopedia Judaica X1- 1171 and Coins Reveal #123 (similar). Ironically the medalist, Johann Christian Reich was the medalist for the infamous anti-semitic Corn Jude Medals of the 1790s. (See lot #458 for another medal by Reich, who was also the father of John Reich, a famous designer of early US coinage). $250+
* 460 King David. 1827, Paris Brass 34 mm by Barre. Bust of King David wearing helmet/ Harp, and in Hebrew,A rod to rule, I will open my ears to the secret of my harp, (5)587. See The Shekel Vol 24, 4, 8-10. Very rare this nice. Edge reads, Paris 1827 David. EF, but some rim bruises. See below for a related medal made about the same time. $150+?
* 461 Moses. (1827). Brass 32 mm by Barre. Bust of right/Ten Commandments. Plain edge. See The Shekel Vol 24, #2, pages 3-5. Nice EF. Struck at the Paris mint in 1827. This is one in a series of 3 Old Testament Biblical medals struck at Paris at this time. Also issued was a medal of King David (see above) and one for the older brother of Moses, Aaron. $150+?
* 462 Early Bar Mitzvah Medal? ND (c. 1830) Bronze 42.5 mm by G. Loos. Rabbi blessing a boy/A Menorah on table, with tablets in front. German legends on both sides. I can't quite make out the fancy German legend so am not exactly sure what the medal is. A description in a German auction labeled it "The Fear of God" but that seems unlikely to me. EF and rare. This is ex Lot 552 from our sale 42A where it sold for $390. $350?
* 463 Moses and the 10 Commandments. 18th-19th Century. Silver 38mm. Moses kneeling right, receiving commandments, 3 cherub faces before him, trumpets projecting from clouds above, Hebrew camp in background/The tablets, legend in German, serpent and apple below, Hebrew above.VF. Nicer than the one offered in our sale 37D which sold for $75. $60+?
* 464 Jewish Home for Aged, Hamburg. 1841. Æ22. Bust of Salomon Heine left/ View of the Home. Coins Reveal page 150. EF, a few spots. Heine was not only the principal factor in getting this hospital built, he was the uncle of Heinrich Heine. An important Jewish medal of the first part of 19th century. For 2 medals of Heinrich see Lots 240 & 241. $50+
* 466 False Shekel. ND. WM 35mm (13.16g). Type B. Chalice-like smoking urn with conical leg. Obverse similar to Kisch B-8 with incomplete shins and Spencer, London (just visible) below chalice, but reverse seemingly unlisted by Kisch. Lapa-11 (brass). Struck. $30+
* 468 False Shekel. Uncommon type. Bronze 19mm (13.53g). Kisch-C4, similar. Nice VF, a seldom seen type. Type C features a handle-less smoking urn, with a large fat body and a base which is divided into three parts. VF or better with a nick. Generally speaking Type C False Shekels are the scarcest type listed by Kisch and I can't find any record of offering this in 20 years or more. $50+?
* 469 The Montefiore Hebrew Prize. 1853. Silver 50mm. As Haff PEM-4b, but she lists in bronze. The Montefiore Hebrew Prize, Instituted AD 1838 within wreath, John Alliston Esq. Master around/Merchant Tailors School around coat of arms. Around the edge is inscribed David Mason Gardner 1853. In a very nice plush Wyon case. EF and extremely rare. The medal is contained in a glass and metal container. See also lot #476. This and that lot are the first we have offered since one sold for $245 in 1996! $450+
* 470 Cologne Synagogue, Grand Opening. 1861 Æ59.5 mm by Jacques Wiener. Exterior view of synagogue/Interior view of synagogue. This magnificent synagogue was designed by the noted architect Ernst Zwirner and completed on the 29th of August 1861. It was heavily damaged by the Nazis during Kristallnacht. Jewish Minters and Medalists page 50, Coins Reveal-154, Great Jewish Portraits, p. 136. EF, with some minor nicks and discoloration mainly on the obverse. One of the most important and famous Jewish medals of the 19th Century by one of the most important Jewish medallists of his time. Extremely rare. In the fall of 2007 one sold in our Auction for $1350! In 2009 Stack's sold an example for $1300 plus buyer's fee. $900+
* 471 Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal. 1877 AE 58mm by A. Scharff. His bust left/Muse of dramatic literature with mask and dagger. Rare. Mosenthal was a German-Austrian dramatist and poet born in Hesse-Cassel but received most of his acclaim in Vienna. Born in 1821, this was struck on his death in 1877. $250+
* 472 Golden Wedding Medal. 1881. Silver 39mm by Anton Schraff. Conjoined busts right within legend. Adolf Ignatz and Julie Marceline Mautner-Markhof/Legend in wreath. Loehr-62. Ch. toned EF-AU. Very attractive and rare. Mautner-Markhof was a well-known brewer and restaurateur in Vienna. The family lost the business in the late 1930s because of their "Jewish Blood". It is thought that he was related to Isaac Mautner of Bohemia (a businessman) and Edourd Mautner, a German-Jewish writer who lived in Vienna. Very attractive and rare. $425
* 473 Rishon LeZion Colony. 1882 (1892). Æ28. Magen David & below that a Torah scroll, the left frame showing people at prayer at the Western Wall, while the right frame shows a farmer sowing seeds, if i forget thee o Jerusalem let my right hand forget its cunning/A panoramic view of the colony. JTM-EP-53, See the Shekel Vol. V, #4, p. 18. Choice EF, light field marks, some discoloration. Among the nicest we've seen. Rishon LeZion was the first "modern" Jewish settlement in Eretz-Israel. Recent research indicates that this medal was struck in 1892 on the 10th anniversary of the formation of the colony . $200+?
474 Moses Montefiore. 1884 WM 41mm by A. D. Loewenstark & Sons. His bust right surrounded by Hebrew legend, Happy are all who fear God and walk in his way 1884/Long legend in English commemorating his 100th birthday from his friends around the world. Eimer-1707, BHM-3166, Great Jewish Portaits-85, Shekel-18, 3, 31. EF, but corrosion and bumps. We haven't offered this medal, in WM since the fall of 2007. For other Montefiore items, please see lots 434, 469, 475, 476 and 552. $250+
* 475 Sir Moses Montefiore. ND (1884?) Silvered 38mm. His bust 1/2 right wearing Yarmulke, Below in German, Gebornen 24 October, 1784, around in Hebrew Sir Moses Montefiore, philanthropist, May G-D prolong his days and years in joy /Around arms, in German, Sir Moses Montefiore, High Sheriff (Oberscherif) of Kent and London. Nice toned VF and scarce. Our consignor purchased this from JJ Van Grover many years ago. Presumably struck for his 100th birthday, this is one of the scarcer of all Montefiore medals. $150+
* 476 The Montefiore Hebrew Prize. 1889. Silver 50mm. As Haff PEM-4b, but she lists in bronze. The Montefiore Hebrew Prize, Instituted AD 1838 within wreath, John Alliston Esq. Master around/Merchant Tailors School around coat of arms. With an added band around the edge with a loop, the band is inscribed G. H. Box, 1889. In old (and battered) case of B. H. Wyon. EF and extremely rare. See also lot #469. This and that lot are the first we have offered since one sold for $245 in 1996! $400+?
* 477 Lord Balfour Silver Award Medals. A pair, 1891 & 1892, of Scottish Agricultural silver medals awarded to " Right A. J. Balfour". Both 30mm silver medals. The figures of Agriculture to left and right, being laureated by the seated figure of Scotia on a podium before them, Latin legend in 2 lines in exergue/"Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland" around wreath which is around engraved inscription. The first reads "Right Hon A. J. Balfour Whittinghame MP For Border Leicester Ewes 1891" in 7 lines. The 2nd reads " Right Hon A. J. Balfour Whittinghame MP For Shorthorn Heifer 1892" in 6 lines. 2 choice EF+ Jewish related medals. Lord Balfour was later the British Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and of course was the signer of the "Balfour Declaration". The two medals are attractive and collectible in their own right, but their connection to one of more important figures in the history of Zionism makes them a very desirable pair. $250+? [image-b]
* 478 Jewish Orphanage in Diez, Bavaria. 1893. Aluminum 35mm. Orphanage building/Legend concerning the marriage of Max Luber and Hemine Stauss. Shekel, 10, 6, 14ff. EF, with original loop. Light corrosion. The orphanage was founded in 1892, closed in 1935. In 2002 we sold one, probably not as nice, for $330. $400+
* 479 Hebrew School of Williamsbourgh. ND (Pre-1900?). 36 x 28mm enameled school medal. Open book in center with legends above and below and Star of David below/ Hebrew School of Williamsbourgh, 310 S. 1st Bklyn, NY. The very attractive obverse has white, gold, dark and light blue enameling. Made by Educational Stationery House NYC. Virtually as made with almost all the enameling intact and original loop attached. No doubt very scarce. The Hebrew Day School at 310 South First St. opened in 1860 when the congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (at the time an Orthodox congregation) converted a one-time church into a school. The day school closed when Brooklyn began offering free public education to children which I believe was well before the turn of the last century. $60+?
* 480 Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Spektor or Spector. 1896. Æ28. His bust half right, The Rabbi and Gaon the Rav Yitzhak Elchonon Spektor/His grave, legend. Shekel 18, 3, 29-30, Berlin Jewish Museum-34. Nice VF+, but wiped. Still much nicer than most we've seen. With original loop, as made. Spektor was a famous Lithuanian Rabbi and was among the most influential Jews of his time in helping influence the Russian government to better their treatment of Jews. $150+
* 482 2nd Zionist Congress. 1898 Æ 63mm (113.6g) by Samuel Friedrich Beer. Allegorical figure of Zionism pointing to the new dawn of the Jewish People/Behold I will take the people of Israel from the nations and bring them to their own land. (In Hebrew) Ezekiel 37:21. Struck for the very important conference in Basel. Jewish Minters & Medalists page 60, Coins Reveal-168. EF, some minor discoloration. This is an original struck version, not a later aftercast. (See lot #483 below). One of the rarest and most important of all Jewish medals. The last we can recall offering was in the Spring of 2006 where an equally nice one sold for $950. Previously we hadn't offered one since 1996. In the intervening years, Hess-Divo of Zurich sold examples in 2009 and 2013 that brought over $1500 (including buyer's fees). $1250+
* 483 2nd Zionist Congress. Æ 62 mm. After Cast copy of the above medal. (94.80g) by Samuel Friedrich Beer. Seemingly lacquered which would probably mean that this is fairly early copy. See above for complete description of this medal. Certainly not as desirable as an original struck piece but a nice opportunity to buy a piece made 100 years or so ago at a budget price. Scarce in its own right. $150+?
484 50th Wedding Anniverary Medal. 1899 Æ 70mm by C. M. Schwerdtner. Fischel Landau and Clara Kallier, their facing busts, their name above, dates in ribbon below/ German and Hebrew legends, In honor of their golden anniversary and two verses from Proverbs. As struck and very rare. The Landau family was an important and influential Jewish family in Austria in the 19th century. The couple were the grandparents of Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881-1973), the Austrian economist and philosopher who had a significant influence on the libertarian economic movement and the Austrian school of economic thought. $250+
* 485 The DREYFUS AFFAIR. c. (1899?). Gilt Æ28. Probably struck in sympathy for Dreyfus. Busts of Dreyfus, Zola and Labori/Busts of Esterhazy & du'Paty de Clan. EF, a few rim nicks with original loop attached. Scarce, only the second I can recall offering since 1995! In 2007 a non-gilt piece brought $175. See Lot 492 for a related item. $150?
* 487 Aleppo Syria Jewish Community Charity Token. ND (c. 1900) Æ18mm (.30g) Brass Bracteate token. 101 flanked by aBet & Kaf and in righteousness shall thou be established above, all in Hebrew. Crudely made, VG. See The Shekel Vol VIII, #4 for an article by Meshorer on these. $25+
* 490 Isidor Simon 100th Birthday. 1905. Æ 60 x 40mm. His bust 1/2 left, 1805-12.Mai -1905/Crowned "breast-plate", 10-line German legend extolling his virtues. On the 100th Birthday of the Old and honorary Master of the Lodge Wilhelm the three pillars' and Honorary Member of the Lodge. He died in 1906. HCZ-1355. EF. Simon was a businessman in Eisleben in Saxony-Anhalt. Presumably he wan not a regular member of the Lodge because of his Judaism. Scarce. $250+
* 491 Jewish Religious Education Board. (Great Britain). 1905. 39mm WM with blue ribbon. Jewish Religious Education Board around scroll, Awarded to Mordechai Milyen/ Menorah, Hebrew legend. Choice lustrous EF. $125+?
* 492 Dreyfus Prosecutor. 1906. Æ 50mm by Baffier. Bust of General Mercier left/Long legend. Mercier was the French prosecutor in the infamous Dreyfus trial. This medal pays homage to him as it is mentions the Traitor Dreyfus on the obverse and the reverse legend refers to the trial. Scarce. EF, a few spots. The consignor purchased this from Richard Margolis. $100+?
* 493 GUSTAV MAHLER. c. 1910 Æ 50mm by Alfred Rothberger. His bust left in high relief/ Flowers, Meine Zeit wird noch kommen ("my time is yet to come") Nice portrait of the famed composer. Niggl-1236. The last we offered, in sale 38C, sold at $80 (a tie bid!). According to the 2014 Issue #1 of the American Numismatic Society Magazine someone just donated this medal to the ANS. $70+
* 494 Narcisse Leven. Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1910 59mm bronze medal by E Hannaux. Bearded bust of Leven left, reverse a muse inscribing 10 Commandments tablet on oak tree, synagogue to left. The Alliance Israélite Universelle was a worldwide philanthropic organisation, founded by Adolphe Crémieux, to whom Leven was secretary. He was an active member of the group which opposed Napoleon III, then from 1880 to 1887 he was a member of the Municipal Council of Paris, of which he became vice-president. He was secretary of the Alliance then vice-president (1883-1898) and, after the death of S Goldschmidt, president. He was also involved with many other Jewish institutions in France. While he was president of the Jewish Colonization Association, his name was lent to the township of Narcisse in Manitoba, Canada. $150?
Please ensure that your bids arrive before the close of the sale on May 29th.
* 495 Dr. Anton Bettelheim. 1911 Æ 52 x 69mm by Stephen Schwartz. His portrait right. A uniface plaque of the lawyer, writer and journalist struck on his 50th birthday. I believe he was the father of Bruno Bettelheim, the US psychologist and educator. Two of his children were murdered in Theresienstadt. EF and scarce. We sold one in our sale 29F in the Fall of 1999 for $120. $150+
* 496 School Award Medal. 1912-1913. Bronze 52mm. "Junior Hebrew" Award medal to "Walter Nicol Russell. M. A." from St. Andrews University. Legend around University scene, with mccccxi below (1411)/"Junior Hebrew Walter Nicol Russell. M. A." incuse around wreath around ΑΙΕΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ (Excellence) and "1912-13" incuse. EF, but a rim bruise and a nick. A scarce Hebrew award medal from Scotland's first university and among the oldest universities in the English speaking world. The medal gives the University founding date as 1411 although the school website says it was founded in 1413. Either way, this medal was awarded about 500 years after the University was founded. $75+?
* 497 British War Medal. 1914-1918. George V, silver, 36 mm. Awarded to 1228 Pte. A. Goldman 1-Cape C.L.R. (1st Cape Coloured Labor Regiment). Bust of George V left/St. George on horseback right, trampling on shield with German eagle & fallen skull and crossbones 1914-1918 above. Toned EF, with original ribbon. Private Goldman was likely British, as had he been South African, he would have received the bi-lingual reverse Victory Medal issued to South African forces. $75
* 498 JNF - KKL Medallion. ND (1910-1920?). Cast Æ28 mm. Menorah with star of David at top, "Keren Kayemet L'Israel" (in Hebrew) incuse on base, with stalks of grain and clusters of grapes below/A young boy inserting a coin into a JNF box with a faint star of David in background and a map of Eretz Israel behind him and the legend (in Hebrew) Geula titnu laaretz (you shall redeem the land) in front and signed at the bottom "Roukhmovsky, Paris". The map shows various Moshavot (the early privately owned Zionist settlements). With original loop for hanging. VF, rim nick. Very rare. I believe I may have offered a similar medal sometime in the 1980s or early 1990s. Israel Roukhmovsky did most of his work around the turn of the last century so certainly the date of manufacture has to be the early 1900s. $400+
* 499 Max Nordau - JNF medallic pin or medalet. Bearded head 3/4 right at the center of a Magen David/Hebrew legend KEREN/ KAYEMETH/ LEISRAEL in 3 lines in Star of David, J N F below. c. 29 x 21mm, with original loop and pin attached. Nordau (1849-1923) was considered Theodore Herzl's right hand man at the beginning of Herzl's Zionist campaign and carried on Herzl's work after Herzl's untimely death. I believe this medalet was struck in Britain in 1919. It's been many, many years since I've offered this. So long ago that it was sometime before 1995. $100+?
* 500 Keren Kayemeth (JNF) Medal. Early 20th century (1920?). Æ 27.5 mm by Enrico (Henoch) Glicenstein with original loop attached. Woman in field with sheep, Keren Kayemeth Le Israel in exergue/Boy playing flute under tree. Toned EF, first we've offered in a number of years. The size of this medal is slightly larger than most we have seen. $75?
* 501 San Remo Conference Medal. 1920 Bronze 93 mm by C.J. van der Hoef. Commissioned by the Dutch Zionist Assn. to commemorate the San Remo decision which called for a Jewish State. A rabbi and a laborer facing each other, dated 3830-5680 (70-1920 AD) below/Legend around Star of David with Zion in Hebrew in center, emblems of the 12 tribes. EP-13a, Polak-66. Cast as made. Scarce. In our sale 42A (Winter 2012) a similar medal sold for $475! $300+
* 502 Settlement Medal ND (c. 1920?). Æ133 mm Uniface plaque depicting a woman harvesting (wheat?) in the center with a Hebrew legend reading הזורעים ברמעה tr הזורעים ברמעה (bless the reapers who sow.) This is ex Lot 256 from our sale 24C (March 1994) where it sold for $95. Probably removed from a wall or a large wooden or metal plaque and I cannot recall seeing another. $150+?
* 503 Josef Trumpeldor. 1922 Silver plated bronze plaque by Boris Schatz. 71 x 43 mm. See Great Jewish Portraits in Metal page 70. Toned EF, with a few nicks. This in an old and battered Bezalel box with the liner missing. Trumpeldor was the 1st Jewish officer in the Russian Imperial Army. Later he established an agricultural settlement at Migdal and then in 1915 he left that to aid Jabotinksy in the formation of a Jewish military unit. He later helped establish the Jewish Legion and was killed in the Arab attack in Tel-Hai. He was one of the great Zionist leaders of the early 20th century. This plaque by the founder of the Bezalel school is very scarce. The only other one we've seen sold in our LA sale of September 1981 Lot #129 ($120) and later sold in our Sale 32E in the Fall of 2002 for $300 in very active bidding. $400+
* 504 Mourning Medal (1923?) Silver 23mm on Austrian (or Hungarian) 1 Corona of early 19th and late 20th century (VIRIBVS VNITIS on edge). 4-line Yiddish legend (with Hebrew letters) and 1923 below, all hand-engraved with branch above/Fancy monogram, branches with leaves to either side. All hand-engraved. The legend refers to being in mourning for sister Pearl and may be something that was made to commemorate a death. Rare and likely unique. $150+?
505 GROUP OF 16 PINS AND CELLULOID BUTTONS includes 4 different Jewish War Veteran lapel pins, 2 early celluloid buttons (Save the Starving in Bible Lands and Jewish War Relief and Welfare Fund (WWI?)) and 10 other (mostly) pins. $30?
* 507 Maccabi, St. Petersburg. ND. 35mm. Probably gilt aluminum, with red hanger attached. Maccabi symbol in center, Maccabi. St. Petersburg, East Asian Federation in Russian around the outside with two Magen David's. Scarce. $40?
* 508 Yeshiva College (New York City) Award medal for History. c. 36 x 27mm brass medal with attached loop and blue and white ribbon. Depicts a Magen David and an open Torah. Made by Popper NY. Scarce? I can't recall ever seeing this. $40+?
* 509 Joseph Opatoshu. ND. Bronze c. 56 x 45 oval medal. His bust right, his name in Yiddish at left. This thin piece is probably taken from a larger plaque. I believe this is the only item we've ever offered of this writer. Opatashu was a Polish-born Yiddish novelist and short story writer who spent most of his life in the US. He graduated from Cooper-Union in NY with a degree in engineering but preferred writing and spent 40 years writing for the Yiddish press in NY. $50+?
* 510 Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. 1932. Æ 57 x 76mm by Louis Rosenthal. See Jewish Minters and Medalists page 98. Only the 2nd I can recall offering. The previous one sold for $375 in our sale 39D. Rare. 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. $350+
* 511 Theodore Herzl. ND. c. 1933. High relief bust of Herzl left within Star of David. Integral loop at top as made. c. 220 x 98mm. His name in Hebrew to the right. Ironically presumably made in Germany about the same time as a similar one honoring another Zionist leader Chaim Arlosoroff. If the time and place of manufacture are correct (and we have no reason to doubt that), it may be one of the last truly great pieces of Jewish Medallic Art made in Germany in the 1930s! $300
* 512 Chaim Bialik. School Prize or Reward of Merit. Large (2+ inches) Celluloid mirror. Greenish-Gray on white with an image of the famed Zionist poet and writer at center and his name at right with a legend around. The mirror on the back in very nice condition. $175+?
* 513 Liberty Bell Medals. A pair of Jewish related items. 1) Plastic or bakelite 39mm. Liberty Bell on both sides, English legend one side, Hebrew the other. The tag that came with this says 1930s, very lightweight metal. Not sure if this is metal but it weighs only 5.38g. 2) 1976 Bronze 39mm. Liberty Bell/George Washington between Haym Salomon and Robert Morris (The Hearld Square Monument in Chicago). 2 uncommon medals. Morris and Salomon were largely responsible for raising funds so that Washington's troops could fight and eventually prevail. $40+?
* 514 Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz. 1938. Æ 34mm by Benno Elkan. Bust of the Rabbi left, within Hebrew legend/Menorah, Star of David above, English legend above and below. EF. For a related item, see lot #591. 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. See Jewish Minters and Medalists page 73 and The Shekel Vox XI, #1, page 23. The last we offered, in our sale 39D in the Spring of 2009, brought $230! $150+
* 515 Union of Faiths Medal. 1938 by Louis Rosenthal. Also known as the Burton -Levin Foundation Refugee Plaquette. Æ 58 x 89 mm. Haggard visage of the Prophet Jeremiah, mourning bearded angel holds Book of Life inscribed 1938, Kristallnacht pogrom, persecution of Germany's Jews/Three hands grip torch, three pillars symbolize Union of Faiths (Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism) to oppose persecution in Hitler's Europe. See Friedenberg's Jewish Minters and Medalists page 98. EF. Issued as Jews, and others, worldwide were trying to make sense of the terror yet to come in Europe. Made by Medallic Art. Co. One of the most important Jewish medals of the time period. $350+
* 516 Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. 1941? Denver, Co. Milk bottle lid. Wreath around Hebrew and English legends around building. Stuck on the back is a 1941 Washington Quarter in EF. Presumably the mintmark is D for Denver. EF or better. The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients in all stages of the disease. In the mid 1950s it changed its mission to cancer and is now known as the AMC Cancer Research Society. Very scarce. We've been living in the Denver area for 43 years always searching for Jewish related items. This is the first of these we've ever seen. $100+?
* 517 Jewish Welfare Board, USO (United Service Organization) World War II Sterling silver pin. c. 19 x 14mm with attached bar with two stars of David at top. JWB and Magen David logo in circle USO around.The back is blank except for Sterling above what looks like SK & S, all incused in two lines. Scarce. $40+?
* 518 Rare Palmach insignia badge. 1940s. Small white metal pin bearing the emblem of the Palmach - the "shock companies" of Israel's pre-State 'army' and forerunner to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Haganah ("self defense"). c. 20 x 10mm. Scarce. We haven't offered one in at least 20 years. We've only seen a few of these listed for sale in the past 10 years or so. One at more than $400 and this one in which the previous owner paid $100 a few years back. $100+?
519 South Africa Jewish Chaplain Badge. ND. c. 34 x 34mm, Blue and silvered enameling depicting a large Magen David in silver on a blue background. Scarce? $25+
* 520 Arthur Liebert. 1946. Bronze 119mm by W. K. His bust right, name and dates 1873-1946 around/Quote from Goethe around three torches. Liebert (born Levy) was a German philospher who was co-editor of the publication of the Kant Society and from 1925-1933 professor of Philosphy in Berlin. When the Nazis came to power he moved to Belgrade and edited an anti-Nazi philosophic journal. He moved to London in 1938 and returned to Berlin after the war and died shortly thereafter. Liebert was among the most important "thinkers" in the first third of the 20th century. There is a well-known photograph from 1928 showing Liebert along with Lucien Levy-Bruhl, Albert Einstein, Franz Oppenheimer and Paul Tillich at a symposium in Davos, Switzerland in 1928. $450+
* 521 Revisionist's Etzel Medal. 1948. 28mm CN Medal with original loop. Hand holding rifle/ Tower & Stockade with barbed wire. Scarce. EF. Struck to honor those members of the Irgun who survived the British internment in Kenya during the War of Independence. Most of the interned were concentration camp survivors. The last we offered sold for $75. $60+
* 523 Jewish National Fund. Group of 4 items. 1) Lapel pin (?) in form of JNF charity box; 2) Israel flag; 3) Blue, white and gilt 40th year JNF pin; and 4) Brass key JNF/לקק 4 pieces, the first 3 enameled. $40+?
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* 525 300th Anniversary of the Resettlement of Jews in Great Britain. 1956. Bronze 57 mm by Paul Vincze. Portraits of Oliver Cromwell & Menasseh Ben Israel between a Menorah and a seal of the 1st "new" Jewish Community/Female figure, holding scroll & legend around. Unc. Jewish Minters & Medalists, page 77-78 and The Shekel Vol. XIV, #3, page 30ff, Haffner JTM EP-64v (size unlisted). As struck. $125+?
* 526 IDF Plaque awarded to Leonard Bernstein. 1957. A small (c. 6 x 4 1/2") wooden plaque with two attached pieces, one being the IDF logo the other being a silver rectangle piece inscribed to Bernstein and dated 6 October 1957. The four-line inscription, entirely in Hebrew, call him a great humanitarian and loyal friend of Israel. It was given to Bernstein a year following the 1956 Sinai award and comes from Sotheby's December 1997 sale of Property from the Estate of Leonard Bernstein where it was buried in a lot of 9 piec es and described solely as a shield-shaped plaque. Sotheby's sticker is on the back. A photocopy of the Sotheby's description is also included. $250+?
* 527 United Israel Appeal. 1960. Æ 58mm by Miriam Karoli (spelled Karoly on medal). Special Presentation Medal. Biblical Scene/Logo, Jerusalem in Hebrew and English. Very thick 5+ mm, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom. (Isaiah 35:1). Rare, a few areas of minor discoloration, otherwise as struck. The last we offered was in 2009 when an awarded medal brought $80 in our sale 39D. 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. $40+?
* 528 Chaim Weitzman. ND. Group of medals by Kretschmer. 1) Æ 45mm Uniface Medal, his bust left, name in English & Hebrew; 2) Similar to #1, but reverse legend in English, Hebrew & French for United Israel Appeal meeting in 1963; 3) As #1, but silvered bronze; and 4) 37 x 50mm silvered bronze similar portrait, uniface. A group of 4, we can't recall seeing either #2 or #4. $75+?
* 529 Lion of Israel Medal. 1965. Bronze 75mm By Elizabeth Weistrop for the Judaic Medal Society of Half Moon Bay, CA. and struck by Medallic Art. Co. Moses holding 10 Commandments, Hear O Israel/Lion of Israel. Struck by Judaic Medal Society Half Moon Bay, California. While we occasionally offer this medal in a 35mm size, it is rare in this size. I can recall offering this once before when it brought $70 in our sale 42A . $50+?
* 530 IDF the Six-Day of 1967 War Cloth ribbon. Cloth made ribbon with a safety pin on the back. Awarded by the IDF or Ministry of Defense to those who participated or took active part of fighting in The Six- Day war. c. 12 x 40mm. red, dark blue, white, and light blue and IDF Cloth Infantry or Paratrooper shoulder badge. Green, red, yellow, orange and white with IDF symbol in center and what looks like a parachute. Scarce? c. 4 3/4 x 2". A pair of scarce items. $50+
* 531 Jewish Brigade Medal. 1969. Silvered 59mm. 30th Anniversary of the 2nd Regiment of the famous WWII Jewish Brigade. The Fighting Jewish Brigade, 2nd Regiment all in Hebrew around enameled blue, yellow and white emblem of the Brigade. JTM-MM-13. EF. Scarce. There seems to be two varieties of this medal, one with a complete uniface and the 2nd with a two-line Hebrew legend on the bottom of the reverse. We believe that the variety with the two-line legend, as this is, was awarded to former members of the brigade and is much scarcer than the complete uniface variety. $50+?
532 Miscellaneous Group of 3 medals. David De Sola Pool. 1969 CM-42 Bronze 59mm struck for the 85th birthday of Dr. De Sola Pool, the long-time Rabbi of Shearith Israel Congregation of NYC; The Synagogue 57 x 32mm silvered bronze struck for the Judaic Heritage Society and Roger Williams, NYU Hall of Fame for Great Americans Æ 45mm, which features a Rabbi on the reverse (the modern Toleration medal, see Lot 459 for an earlier one). 3 medals, all uncommon. The De Sola Pool medal is becoming scarce, the last two we've had we've sold to Shearith Israel Congregation. $40+?
* 533 MEYER WEISGAL-KEREN HAYESOD "Presentation" Medal. in a well-worn battered box with a certificate entirely in Hebrew signed by Israel Goldstein as president of Keren Hayesod-United Jewish Appeal and KEREN HAYESOD "PRESENTATION" MEDAL in a presentation box In 7 lines, imprinted on official IGCMC box In Appreciation for Your Dedicated Service to the People of Israel. Edward Ginsberg, General Chairman, June 1970, United Jewish Appeal. 2 common medals, but both in scarce presentation boxes. $40+
* 534 Genesis Process Medals. By Brian Watkins for the Maccabee Mint. A pair of large lead, process patterns. Both uniface (the obverse and reverse), c. 85 and 88mm. In original boxes from the Medallic Art Co. Process patterns were made for each stage of the manufacture of the medal. The Maccabee mint was formed in 1970 by a group of Judaica collectors to strike Biblical medals. Only 2 medals, Genesis and Exodus were struck before the mint ceased to exist. See the lot below. $50+?
* 535 Exodus. 1971. Bronze 57mm by Brian Watkins for the Macabee Mint. JTM-BM-2A. Stylized view of 10 commandments/Stylized parting of the Red Sea. The 2nd and final issue of the Macabee Mint, only 75 pieces of this were minted. Struck by the Medallic Art Co. The last we had, in the fall of 2009 sold for $100. $100
* 536 Munich Olympics Medal. 1972. Silver 35mm. Bloody Olympics - Munich 1972 (in German) above a below Olympic rings and building/A menorah, cross palm branches, and German legend Germany joins with Israel in mourning. Small hallmark on edge, 1st I can recall seeing. $40+?
* 537 Israel: A Dream Fulfilled. ND (1973). Bronze 63mm by Elizabeth Jones. Busts of Herzl, Weizmann, Meir and Ben-Gurion, Wanderers no more/2 hands cupping 3 Pomegranates, Israel, a Dream Fufilled in English and Israel in Hebrew. A very impressive and popular medal which was struck by the Medallic Art Co., NY. $40+
* 538 Salvador Dali's 25th Anniversary. 12 Tribes of Israel Set. 1973 12 Silver medals, each portraying a scene associated with a particular tribe on one side and the name of the tribe along with the date 1948 - 1973 to either side of the 25th Anniversary logo and his signature above. Each medal is 52 mm and weighs over 2.6 grams with .999 fine silver, thus there is over 31 ounces of silver in this set of 12 medals with matched numbers in this leatherette topped brown wood box. Matched number set, Unfortunately when the set was sent to us (or before), the case was damaged and most of the medals have rim bumps and nicks. $650?
539 ECLECTIC GROUP OF 3. 1) Sheraton Jerusalem Plaza Hotel, c 3 1/4 x 1 1/2" brass key fob. 2) Levi Strauss & Co. Copper Belt Buckle depicting a cowboy, c. 2 x 2 1/2" and 3) a Pewter, looped plaquette from an Israeli Philatelic Exhibition in Toronto in 1973. c. 42 x 60mm made by Jorgen Jensen of Denmark. 3 unusual items which are seldom seen. $25+
* 540 Group of 4 Israel Defence Forces Award Medals with ribbons. 1) IDF- Distinguished Service Medal. c.1973. CN 41mm with blue ribbon . A balanced torch between sword and olive branch symbolized controlled strength. Awarded by the Chief of Staff for deeds of courage. IGCMC (1) p. 298, #25920209; 2) IDF - Medal of Courage. c.1973. CN 41mm with red ribbon. Swords entwined by an olive branch forming the silhouette of a candelabra. Awarded by the Chief of Staff for deeds of valour while on combat duty, at the risk of life. IGCMC-I, p. 298, 25920209; 3) IDF - Special Commendation Medal. Early 1990s? CN 41mm with white & blue ribbon. Olive branch entwined sword superimposed on the right side of a Star of David, Most likely awarded to a soldier by the commander in chief or a general. Unlisted. 4) IDF - Special Commendation Medal. Early 1990s? CN 41mm with white & blue ribbon. Olive branch entwined sword superimposed on flag and Star of David. Most likely awarded to a soldier by the commander in chief or a general. Also unlisted. A group of 4 seldom seen award medals. $650+
* 541 Yom Kippur War. 1973 Æ 45mm. A man dressed with prayer shawl, blowing a shofar (ram's horn), under text: Yom Kippur War. Incuse legend May he create peace for us and for all Israel and say, Amen Oct. 6th 1973/A soldier leaving child and wife holding flag of Israel. Yom Kippur War - Israel must live. As struck and scarce. I cannot recall seeing this medal before and I have been unable to find much information about it. Rare? $25+
* 542 Israeli Air Force Military Appreciation Medal. ND. Bronze 60mm. With Compliments in English and Hebrew above, Star of David and symbols/IDF Symbol. Somewhat discolored. Scarce, seldom offered. $30+
* 543 rhodesia maccabi pin. 1970s? 25mm enamelled brass. Lion left, in center of Magan David, Rhodesia above, Maccabi, יבכמ below. Black, white & gold enamel. No doubt scarce, this is one of the very few Rhodesian Jewish pieces we have ever offered. A similar piece sold by us in the Spring of 1999 brought $25. $40+?
* 544 Tel Aviv Medals. Silver and Bronze 45mm. Stylized view of Tel Aviv at its founding A little city and few men within it, in English and script Hebrew (from Ecclesiastes)/View of a more modern city. The edge of the silver medal indicates its .925 fine and this is #266 of 500 minted. First I can recall seeing. $60+?
* 545 world assembly of jewish war veterans. 1976 Æ 59mm. Lion in center of Magen David and Hebrew and English legends/ Jewish War Veterans League in English and Hebrew, with logo of lion, Menorah and Star of David. Scarce. I can recall offering this only once before back in 2005. $40?
546 Dan Hotel. (1978) Bronze 59mm. 30 Years Israel and Dan Hotels in English and Hebrew around view of buildings/View of 5 different Dan Hotels. In box of issue. Scarce, seldom seen. $40?
* 547 Chagall medal on Jerusalem Wooden Plaque. 1979. 155mm silver shell medal by Chagall as a tribute to Jerusalem on 11 x 8 1/2" wooden plaque, with metal plate below with inscription in English and Hebrew from Isaiah 42-6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people for a light of the nations. Peace 1979 In the center in Arabic is Peace and 1399. $75+? [image-a]<
* 548 Simon Bolivar Plaza in Jerusalem. 1982 Bronze 51mm. Bust of Bolivar left/Simon Bolivar square, with a diorama of Jerusalem in the background showing the Omar Mosque, David's Citadel, etc. Struck for the Jewish National Fund of Venezuela. See The Shekel Vol.17, #5, p. 27. Nice Proof. The first we've offered since 2002. $50+?
* 549 Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Æ 77mm by Mercanti & Payne. Bust of The Lubavitcher Rebbe, incuse, to the right/Flame, open book, globe, building & English & Hebrew legends. Official US mint medal. Very scarce in this size. Only the 3rd I can recall offering. $50+
* 550 Centenary of the death of Sir Moses Montefiore. 1985. Bronze 35mm struck by the Livorna, Italy Jewish Community. Montefiore was born there. I can't recall seeing this before. EF. For other Montefiore medals see Lots 469, 474 to 476. $40+?
* 551 CHAIM HERZOG's VISIT TO AUSTRALIA. 1986. Silver and bronze 50mm medal by Michael Meszaros. Legend/Menorah, stars. A pair of medals, the silver piece is scarce, only 250 were minted, this is #71. Each in original case with original brochure as produced by P. J. Downie of Melbourne and supported by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry & the Zionist Federation of Australia. I believe this is only the 2nd silver medal we've offered. The silver medal is toned (probably from the case) and at first glance looks bronze but it's easy to see the difference when putting the medals side by side and it weighs over 76 grams, while the bronze medal weighs 65 grams or so. $75+
* 552 Shalom Asch. (Szalom Asz). 1987. Silvered bronze 69mm medal. Bust of the famed Yiddish writer, Polish legend around/Hebrew, Polish legends. He was born in Kutno, where this medal was minted to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of his death. $35
* 554 Heinz Galinski. 1992 Silver (.999) 40mm. His bust mainly facing, legend around/ Legend (I have survived Auscwhitz) within temple, Magen David to either side. Proof. Only the 2nd I can recall seeing. (We offered one in 1997!). Galinski was a Auschwitz survivor who remained in Germany after WWII and was president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany from 1988 until his death in 1992. $50+?
* 555 Heinrich Stahl. 1992 Silver (.999) 40mm. Bust of Stahl 1/2 left, his name to left, 1868-1942 to right/2 hands clasping over Ten Commandments in oval, legend and 1992 around. Proof. Stahl was the head of the Jewish Community in Berlin from 1933 until he was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942 (where he died that fall). A companion piece to the Galinski medal and equally as rare. $50+?
* 556 Franz Kafka. 1997 (?) Æ 50mm by J. Nalepa? Facing bust of the famed Czech writer, Magen David to left, Franz Kafka 1838-1924 Praha around, artist's signature to right. Uniface. EF. Scarce? I can't recall seeing this medal before. $50?
* 557 Yitzhak Rabin. 1998 Silver 39mm. His bust 1/2 left/Legend with olive branches. Obverse by Eliezer Weishoff reverse by Danuta Haremska. Struck by the Royal Norwegian Mint as part of their Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize Series. Proof. In a handsome commemorative folder. See the Weisel medal in Lot #613 below. $50+
* 558 350th Anniversary Jewish Life in America. 2004. Bronze 76 mm by Dana Krinsky. NY skyline like a Menorah and George Washingtons's quote Gives to Bigotry no Sanction..../A group of men, women & children on a journey to liberation, Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land. JAHF offers this for $195 on their website. $100+
559 Group of Miscellaneous Judaica. 30 mostly different tokens and small medals. Includes two NYC encased Lincoln cents, charity tokens, plastic "play" money, JJ Van Grover advertising tokens and others. Ask for list by email. $50+?
560 Group of Miscellaneous Judaica. 75th Anniversary of Bank Leumi with Discus thrower; Herzlia Gymnasium 59mm; Ben-Gurion Æ 50mm; Jabotinksy 31mm WM; Keren Hayesod Æ 59mm awarded to Woolf Perry; United Israel Appeal money clip; MADAR Calendar Wheel (1991-2015) with Menorah; Brass key from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 1976 Dedication; New York Numismatic Club 1976-77 Presidential medal to Ed Janis; small Arabic Palestine medal; Bronze Jerusalem/Polish Lamp medal; Small bronze medal for 150 years of Municipal Savings in Munich with portrait of W. J. Behr and Rabbi Menachem Schneerson Act of US Congress bronze medal. $60+
* 561 Group of Miscellaneous Judaica. Turkey 1992 5000 Lira, 500 years of Turkish Jews; Medallic History of Jews in America - American Jewish Committee, Herbert Lehman, Motion Pictures (3 38mm gold-plated 38mm sterling silver medals); Fifth Aliyah 45mm Sterling Silver Pf by Franklin Mint; The Prophet Jeremiah from Michelangelo Sterling Silver Proof; and bronze The Shekel from the First Revolt, part of the Medallic History of Money and Banking. 7 medals, most silver proofs, the Fifth Aliyah medal scarce. $100+?
562 GROUP OF PINS AND BUTTONS. Meshiach in Hebrew under crown, multi-colored pin shaped as a flag; Star of David pin with Israel in center in blue, gold & white; Cap badge (maybe, pin broken off) for H. A. Kaplan (perhaps a group to honor the Warsaw Ghetto hero); Medieval Dutch Star of David which was purportedly found in a river bed in the Nieuwlande region; 1942 large button for the Jewish War Vets of US Kings County Council and another large button 30th Zionist Congress in English, Hebrew and Spanish. 6 items, some perhaps scarce. $40+
563 GROUP: 2 MEDAL RINGS. 1) Shaddai ידש cut out in 3 letters from solid ring; 2) Chai יה in two letters in lacy design. Neither marked, so call them silver-like ladies rings. Also in this lot are 8 different AINA or IGCMC tokens $30+
State, commissioned and presentation medals including patterns (back to top)
* 564 SM-5a. Hadassah without inscription. 1960. Silver 35mm. Zechovoy mint without either silver or sterling on edge. According to Sedaka (IGCMC catalog #1) only 250 were stuck like this. Very rare. A few nicks and marks. $200+
* 565 SM-22a. United Jewish Appeal (UJA). 1963. Silver 59mm. This is among Israel's rarest of all State medals, with a mintage of only 764 and depicts immigrants disembarking from a ship. The key to the early 59mm silver medals. $200+?
* 566 SM-28v. First Settlers Lead Test Strike. 59mm, 171.8g. Heavy and somewhat crude and very rare. We've had very few lead test strikes of Israel medals over the years and cannot recall ever seeing this medal as a lead test strike. Unlisted, exceedingly rare, perhaps unique. Some marks from mishandling and/or poor workmanship. $350+?
* 568 SM-47v. 25th Anniversary Brockage Medal. 1973. Tombac 59mm. A full brockage with the entire 25th Anniversary Logo incused on the reverse. A few marks and minor discoloration, otherwise as issued. Extremely rare, perhaps unique. We can only recall offering one other Israeli brockage medal ever. In the spring of 2006 we sold a brockage of 35mm silver medal for $1350! Our estimate is really just a guesstimate. While it seems likely that this medal is from the regular issue of 25th Anniversary medal (SM-47), it should be noted that the same logo design was also used for both the 8th Zimriya Festival (CM-66) and the 6th Israel Festival (CM-57) medals. $450+?
* 570 SM-61, 61a, 61b. Israel-Egypt Peace Medal. 1979. Bronze 59mm, Silver 59mm & 45mm. The bronze and large silver medals were struck at the Moshe Hecht mint, while the smaller silver medal was struck at the Amanograph mint. 3 medal lot. $75+?
* 572 SM-190. Yitzhak Rabin Memorial 4 piece Medal Set. 1995. CN38.5, T70, Silver 50mm and Gold 30mm. Bust of Rabin slightly to left/Dove, state emblem, IDF and Palmach emblems, English and Hebrew legends. All in plush green case of issue and rare as such. Rare. 4 medals, SM-190, SM-190a, SM-190b and SM-190c. $600+
* 573 SM--?. 100 Years of Zionism. 1997 Silver and bronze 45mm medals. Theodore Herzl facing right, in front of Star of David, Basel - 100 Year of Zionism 1897-1997 in English and Hebrew/David Ben Gurion in front of Knesset, We hereby proclaim the Jewish State in English and Hebrew. Official Israel government state medals in original cases. $50+?
* 574 SM-? Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Set of 3. Gold 30.5mm, Silver 50mm, Bronze 70mm. The gold with a mintage of only 650 is struck in Proof. Koala Bear wearing a traditional Israeli Pioneer Hat/Logo of the Israeli Olympic Committee. Scarce. In case of issue. $600+
* 575 SM-? 25th Anniversary of Operation Jonathan (Entebbe). 2001. Set of 3 medals in olivewood case of issue. Bust of Jonathan right/3 airplanes heading into Entebbe Terminal. Jonathan Netanyahu led the mostly successful rescue (on July 4, 1976) of hostages held by terrorists. All but 4 of the more than 100 hostages were rescued successfully but Jonathan (the brother of Benjamin) was also killed. Bronze and Silver 40mm and Gold 30.5mm. Less than 500 sets were made and I believe this is the first that we've offered for sale. 3 Proof medals in olivewood case of issue. $600+
* 576 CCM-7v. LEAD TRIAL STRIKE. Jaffa City Coin Medal. Rim bruise to right of ship. (64.28g.). Exceedingly rare, probably unique. This is ex Lot #976 from our Auction 25H (September 1995) where it sold for $110 to the late Dave Gursky. It is from the Morris Bram collection. Sylvia Haffner Magnus mentions a 45mm. lead trial stirke exists (See page CCM-7). I presume when she says "a" she means one. $350+?
* 577 CM-8v Tourism Award 1962. Silver-Plated bronze 59mm. Unlisted in either Haffner's Israel's Money and Medals or the IGCMC catalog. The previous owner of this medal had listed this as a test strike, either because it was sold to him that way or he weighed it and it weighs 113 grams. Both Haffner and the IGCMC catalog list the bronze (the only listed 59mm type) at 120mm. However this is wrong. We have weighed over 30 of the medals and they each weigh about 113 grams. Nevertheless this is extremely rare. Purportedly the previous owner paid $1000. That seems high, but it should be worth many hundreds or more. Nice, lightly toned. $350+
* 578 CM-73. Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev. 1973. Officially commissioned by the University of the Negev to honor David Ben-Gurion, this is exceedingly rare and only the 3rd I can recall offering. The last we sold was in our sale 37A in winter 2007 for $220 where one with a few flaws sold to the late Dave Gursky. $225+?
* 579 CM-137. International Association of Professional Numismatists. Silver 65mm, 1987. 999.99 fine. Celebrates the 36th General Assembly of the IAPN (International Association of Professional Numismatists) which took place in Haifa and Jerusalem. The obverse showcases the IAPN logo of Athena in a Corinthian helmet while the reverse features a stone candelabra found in Tiberias in a 2nd century synagogue. Only 1,000 minted but far scarcer than that as M. Oka of Japan took possession of the great majority of the medals. We can recall having this only once. In 2007 we sold one off of our fixed price list for $350 although we had numerous orders for it. $300+
* 580 CM-142. Christian Broadcasting network. 1985 Tombac 59mm. In celebration of three years of the operation of Middle East Television, the IGCMC struck a medal for the Christian Broadcasting Network. A broadcasting tower made up of three geometrical figures resembling cedar trees, and around it the inscription 1982 Middle East Television 1985 - 3rd Anniversary/a Moslem, a Christian and a Jew embracing each other, and the inscription Bringing a Message of Peace and Hope to the Middle East. Scarce. In box. $25+
* 581 CM-? . Auschwitz Survivor's Congress. 1995 Zamac 41mm. Logo of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem . 50 Years since the liquidation of the Auschwitz death camp. Congress of Auschwitz survivors - Jerusalem January 1995 Shevat 5755./ Enamelled red and yellow Star of David against the background of the death camp, Auschwitz. Within the Star of David is a Hebrew passage from Ezekiel 34: I raised you from your graves my people... and I gave you my spirit and you lived. A rare, official cast medal which I can't recall ever offering. Awarded to attendees of the Congress held in Jerusalem in January of 1995. Made in the metal Zamac which is an alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium and copper. IGCMC 159494421. Unlisted in Szperling. $75+?
* 582 PM-5. Dentistry School. 1964, Bronze 38mm. Struck for the dedication of the school. Unc, but small ding on reverse. Please note that Haffner Magnus incorrectly lists this medal as 33mm (it is 38mm) and that the correct weight is 20.85 (or so) grams rather than 30 grams. Scarce. See Lot #510 for a related dentistry item. $60+?
* 583 PM-6a. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. 1966 Silver 59mm. Struck for 30th Anniversary of this world famous orchestra. Conjoined busts of Huberman and Toscanini/ Horn. Seldom offered and scarce in silver. Haffner states that the edge of the silver medals read 1936-1966 and .935 in English and Hebrew. This medal reads Sterling .935 in English with silver added in Hebrew. The last time we offered this medal (2005) was the first time we actually noticed this discrepancy and I presume that the medal being offered here is the way that the scarce silver medals were minted. If someone has a different example in their collection, please let me know. In either case the silver medal is seldom offered for sale. $125+
Jewish and Holy Land related paper (back to top)
In additon to the lots listed below, please see Lots 398, 400-44, 446 and 448. In additon, see lots 618 to 628 as well as many of the books.
* 585 Zeev Jabotinsky signed postcard. 1913 postcard sent to the director of the Hebrew Gymnasium (Herzliya High School) i Tel-Aviv-Jaffa by Jabotinsky. The entire message is in Hebrew, with Russian adhesives and cachets. Two filing holes punched causing small tears which have been repaired. Rare. Ex Matsa Galleries, October 1980, Lot 666. $75+?
587 A Group. 1) 1922 Debenture Bond for 1000 Mark, with a sheet of unattached coupons: 2) 1922 Russian Bond (?) for 720 Rubles, issued by the Russian Consul General in Amsterdam with 2 Dutch revenues; 3) 500 Franc certificate for Lower Egyptian Railways, with neat vignettes. $
* 588 Group of Zeev Jabotinksy miscellaneous items. 1) Jabotinsky fundraising receipt, unused with counterfoil attached and image the Revisionist leader on body of "note"; 2) Jabotinksy Institute letterhead; 3) Yevreskaio Zhizn (?) Jewish Life 1904. Periodical in Russian with article by Jabotinky & others; 4) Small 16 page booklet (reprint) about Jabotinsky; 5) Jabotinsky postcard with special cancellation dated 28 July, 1957; 6) 1926 postally used envelope from Jabotinsky in NYC to his wife in Paris; 7) 4 sheets of "stamps" with images of Jabotinsky; 8) 2 black and white photos of a Jabotinsky coin and medal and 9) The Shekel Vol. XIII, #5, with Jabotinsky on the cover and articles about him in the contents. A nice grouping of items from one of Zionism's most important leaders of the first half of the last century. $70+?
* 589 Group. 1) Herzl Memorial Book. (Herzl Ein Gedenkbuch 25). Published in 1929 on the 25th anniversary of his death. In German and published by Jüdischen Verlags in Berlin for the World Zionist Organizaton and featuring articles by Max Nordau, Achad Haam and Martin Buber as well as Herzl and poems by Israel Zangwill.A 75+ page hardbound books with plates. Book is soiled and somewhat stained but intact; 2) A group of Einstein Memorabilia which includes a card-cover book The Universe of Dr. Einstein by Mark Littmann for the Hansen Planetarium in Salt Lake City in 1949, 2 black and white real photo cards with a picture of Einstein facing, a First day Cover and stamp issued Mach 4, 1979 of Einstein stamp and image of him on cover, a postcard sent by Allen Sloane to a collector concerning Sloane's work on an Einstein medal. (Allen Sloane produced a huge, 93mm, medal on the occasion of Einstein's 100th birthday) and a copy of The Shekel (Vol. XIII, #6) of November-December 1980 with Einstein on the cover and numerous articles about Einstein inside. $25+
* 590 Group of miscellaneous items. 1) Printers Coop. Achdut Tel Aviv (1921); 2) Palestine Transport Co., Haifa 1941 Receipt; 3) Group of Postal receipts from 1930s & 40s, includes, 1 Receipt for Customs Import Duty, 1 Receipt for Telegraph, 10 Counterfoil receipts for Postal money orders, 8 registered mail receipts, plus 1 early 20th century Ottoman Empire telegraph receipt in French and Arabic; 4) 1934 A check for $252 from Chicago payable to the Palestine Chamber of Commerce Committee; 5) 1937 Telegram from Capetown to Tel-Aviv concerning mortgage payments; 6) 1921 Maccabi program from Czechoslovakia in Czech and German; 7) German Palestine Bank check with counterfoil attached, handstamp (of the Queen Victoria Hospice on the Mt. of Olives) on Ottoman revenue stamp. Unused but with folds and bends. Supposedly the bank folded with the defeat of Germany in WWI; 8) about 40 various checks from Eretz-Israel, most seem to be from the 1930s; 9) 12 different mostly financial documents from the Mandate period and 10) 5 early Israel documents. $200+?
* 591 Group of miscellaneous items. 1) Teachers Insurance Bookkeeping. (1951) A 32 page, all Hebrew booklet from OHEL for members of the Histadrut Teachers Union, the text deals with insurance options; 2) 1922, Why We Went to the First Zionist Congress. A 25th anniversary look back at memories of the first congress by 30+ different attendees, includes photos of each of the writers, as well as what is called the last portrait of Herzl. Published by the Berlin Zionist Organization and printed by Jüdischer Verlag. c. 9 x 11, 112 page cardcover book. Some stains, but decent and no doubt rare; 3) Large colorful, but with tears and stains, fund-raising request in form of a telegram from the Chief Rabbinate of Eretz-Israel, 1930s; 4) Selected Jewish Song's for Members of the Armed Forces, a 96 page cardcover booklet published by the Jewish Welfare Board in 1943; 5) A group of 6 miscellaneous (all in Hebrew) booklets from Palestine and early Israel. A list of the booklets is available; 6) A Book of Jewish Thoughts: Selected and Arranged by the Chief Rabbi; Sailors" and Soldiers' edition. The book is signed and dated by J. H. Hertz (London Chief Rabbi), black cover is loose, hole on title page, otherwise Fine, for age and probably carried by soldier (S. Henry Keller?) during his service; 7) Palästina, Zeitschrift für Den Aufbau Palästinas November 1935 edition, all in German with various articles about Eretz-Israel, including one on The Anglo-Palestine Bank. 62 pages cardcover booklet with numerous advertisements for Jewish-related businesses; 8) Der Jude - Eine Monatsschrift, May 1916 issue with various articles including two. by Martin Buber, stains, some tears; 9) Official Gazette of the Government of Palestine, November 1941. 24 pages; 10) Hasmonaea. An Italian publication devoted to Judaic literature and arts, Spring 1929 issue, 40 page cardcover. Among the contributors to this issue were Chaim Bialik, Martin Buber and I. L. Peretz. Signs of aging; 11) Yahrzeit book of Mourning for Rosalie Blasse, dated 15 June 1932, with each date for the next 50 years when her loved ones were to light the Yahrzeit candles. Cover torn and 12) Program for "Say Goodnight, Gracie: The Love, Laughter and Life of George Burns". As staged in Philadelphia in August of 2012 and 13) Pavilion of Judaism Souvenir Book from the 1967 Montreal Expo. In French and English. Numerous photos and illustrations. Various conditions. Sold as is, no returns. $200+?
* 592 Group of miscellaneous items. 1) 3 1947 Yeshiva paper tokens for bread and cereal; 2) 1946 well-used Zionist Shekel from Eretz-Israel and 3) 26 other miscellaneous items including a 1950s type Zionist Shekel. $100+?
* 594 Group of Miscellaneous items. Bus Mail A green and white fee paid sticker, tied by a light blue-green private overstamp for the Opening Day of Service Tel-Aviv to Elita (27.1.1950) by Egged touring Department; 1915 Postcard and return card, correspondence between Mr. Rosen of the Lower East Side in NY and Rabbi AJ Kook; Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Frederic R. Mann Auditorium on October 2, 1957, with drawing by Harold Isenstein, honoring Bronislaw Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic, adhesive stamps tied with special overstamps and photos of the conductor and soloists of the Gala Opening: Artur Rubinstein, (a very young) Leonard Bernstein, Gregor Piatigorsky and Isaac Stern; Sheets of 10 "stamps" each of 50 & 100 Mils depicting Herzl and Bialik; 10 early postcards either to or from Palestine or postally used in Europe written in Hebrew; 2 First Day Covers issued on 11 May, 1949 when Israel was admitted to the UN, each with image of Herzl at left, Israel and US stamp, each with postmark of each country and one with a special Israel Admitted to UN handstamp cachet; 1935 Hungarian passport of a Jew names Ernst Lajos; 1913 letter in German from Fleischmann in Vienna concerning David Kohn; 6 miscellaneous envelopes most mailed during WWII; 38 miscellaneous cards most unused with IDF logos and other images; 1953 Envelope from Sarah Gold to Prime Minister David Ben Gurion marked Personal. The contents is not included; Small booklet of Cambridge University German Association for 1922-1923 and numerous other stamps, covers, documents and cards. $100+
* 595 large Group of items: 1) Kupat-AM Bank Ltd. 1958 Share Certificate EF, some stains; 2) World Zionist Org. 1952. 2 different Shekels for Eretz-Israel, 5 Lirot in black & green, 10 Lirot in black & rose. VF, some faults; 3) New Zealand Insurance Co., Fire Policy dated 1949, with Israel 20 Mil revenue and a Jerualem 10 Mil revenue: 4) Palestine Africa Binyan 1960 Insurance Co., Policy with various revenue and handstamps for a building in Ramat-Gan; 5) 1948 Insurance Document issued by the insurance office of M. S. Cohen, with 50 Mil KH stamp; 6 blank, "pictorial" telegraph greetings, 1948-1957 includes 1948 English PTTP with 14 May 1948 Jaffa handstamp, 3 Arabic telegrams, one with 2 Israeli stamps, another with 3 Israeli stamps (both postmarked 1957) and one blank, 2 different blank Hebrew telegrams; 6) 21 misc. receipts & other financial items, mostly 1930s to 1940s, but at least one each from the 50s and 60s; 7) M. Dizengoff & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., Haifa, Seafarer's Pay Book for Shabtai Toledano, 1950. In English and Hebrew; 8) Attractive donation receipt for the Central Universal Yeshiva of Rabbi Kook, dated 1934 with two small filing holes in center; 9) 7 miscellaneous items including a 1946 registered letter from Cairo to Palestine via MISR Air Line; 10) 9 miscellaneous late Mandate to Israel letters, all on city letterhead & signed by local government officials from Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Netanya, Petah Tikvah, Jerusalem and Ramat Gan, from 1945 to 1968, most from 1950'Äôs; 11) 2 Keren Kayemeth letters (1941, 1948) with hand stamps and signatures; 12) Regulations for Magen Organization, 8 page small booklet with olive-green covers, dated April 1930, all in Hebrew, some stains, and cuts. A nice lot of Historical and Financial documents. Sold as is, no returns. $200+?
The Holocaust and Anti-Semitism (back to top)
There are a number of lots in earlier sections of the catalog that could just as easily be listed in this section. Please check out Lots: 242-243, 305-398, 400-428, 435-439, 442-444, 446, 448, 485, 492, 495, 515, 520-521, 531, 554-555, 581 and 635.
I'm often asked, "why do people collect this stuff"? There is really no correct answer but most people seem to collect them to use as teaching tools in homes, schools, synagogues and churches. Many people donate them to local or national museums. (Although don't get me started on the fact that many museums never display donations). There are people who still deny the existence or the magnitude of the Holocaust and these are weapons to use against them.
The listing of the medallic items are mostly in the order that Severin Szperling used in his book A Catalog of Holocaust Medals. We have used both his numbers and the page numbers as we feel that it's easier to find the item in his catalog that way. Unlisted medals follow and then a few paper items.
* 596 Majdanek Extermination Camp. 1974. Æ 70mm by J. Markiewicz. Soldier and liberated prisoner embracing between broken barbed wire, 1944 below/Mausoleum at Majdanek, Polish legend. SZ-12, page 48. Seldom offered, this is the first we've offered since the Fall of 2005 when we sold the late George Fisher's example for $75. $75?
* 597 Mauthausen Concentration Camp. 1975 Æ 93mm by Antoni Kostrzeba. 30th Anniversary of the Liberation of Mauthausen. A prisoner's hands behind barbed wire, 1945-1975 Polish legend)/5 .5 1945 in 2 lines, between broken barbed wire. SZ-14, p. 50. A large and impressive medal. Cast as made. I can't recall seeing this medal before. $150+?
598 National Monuments and Remembrance of Buchenwald, Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen. East Germany (DDR) 1984? A group of 9 medals each of which depicts a member of the German Communist Party who was killed at one of the above death camps. Obverse has an image of the party member, the reverse a view of the monument. See Szperling page 68 note. For a complete list of the 9 members, please ask. 9 35mm CN medals. $250?
* 599 In Memory of Jewish Children, 50th Anniversary Theresienstadt by Lumir Sindelar. 1991. Æ 70mm. 50th Anniversary Medal. Facing bust of Child with 7 candles and Shalom and Pax below, TEREZINSKE to left, and barbed wire to right, 1941-1991/Mass of children, barbed wire and TEREZIN. SZ-47, p. 83. Minted at the Kremnitz Mint in the Czech Republic. Only 200 pieces struck. Rare, only the 3rd I can recall offering. $140?
* 600 Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 2007. 60th Anniversary of Museum. 1947-2007. Silverplated 38mm. View of camp gate and wall of Auschwitz/Legend Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. SZ-81, page 117. Scarce, only the 2nd I can recall offering. $50?
* 601 In Memory of the Six Million Victims Medal. 1952. Æ 59mm 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 by Stefano Johnson of Milan, Italy. Haffner HO-6a, Szperling SZ-4, p. 130. The last we offered sold for $75. $75+
* 602 The Frankenhuis Collection Medal. 1983 Æ 76 mm by Elizabeth Weistrop. In extremely high relief, a mother hugging 2 children both wearing stars before being herded into a cattle car/Remember in English and Hebrew. HO-2v, SZ-26, page 152, See The Shekel 2, #3, 16. A most impressive large medal commissioned by Maurice Frankenhuis who built two huge collections of War memorabilia, one for WWI and the for WWII, both of which he donated to museums in Israel. He was a collector and a medalist himself and his grandson is also a collector. The original medal was made in 1967 by the Medallic Art Co. This issue was made by the same company which was at that time in Danbury CT and issued by Bob Levin of World Art Medal Co. of Philadelphia. We have offered this medal less than the 1967 version. The last time was 1976 where one sold for $175. $200+?
* 603 Auschwitz Cross Survivors Badges. 1985. P in red triangle surrounded by dates 1939-1945 and strings of barbed wire. Reverse has Polish legend, For Prisoners of the concentration camps and PRL for RP above. The PRL is for the Polish People's Republic, the RP for Polish Republic. Looped with blue and white striped ribbon, to signify the prisoner uniforms. A scarce pair which we've only offered a few times each. $200?
* 604 The General Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes Druing World War II in Poland. 1945? Cast Æ 86mm. Polish legend above broken pieces of barbed wire shaped into the letter P/Legend in Polish, No end to crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. SZ-61, p. 187. Only the 2nd time I can recall seeing this large unusual medal. We sold a similar piece in our sale of early 2013 for $150. $150
* 605 In Memory of the Jewish Vilna. ND. Gold-Plated Bronze 59mm. Gates to the Vilna synagogue/View of the Ghetto. Vilna, in Lithuania, was one of the jewels of Eastern European Jewry, the center of culture, commerce and religion. Edge lettering in Hebrew for the memory of Vilna Jews. SZ-64, p. 190. Struck by the Shekel Company for the Ghetto Fighters House. Seldom size in Gold-plated bronze. With case of issue. $60?
* 606 Janusz Korczak. 1978. Æ 70mm. Facing bust of Janusz Korczak, Polish legend/a heart and faces of children. Korczak (born Hersz Goldszmit) was the educator who accompanied his students to the Nazi Death camps even though he had the option of escaping by himself. This was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birthday. Szperling-1 (page 197). This is the struck piece with a mintage of only 750 pieces. $60?
* 607 Janusz Korczak 1978. Æ 75mm. Facing bust of Janusz Korczak, Polish legend/a heart and faces of children. Korczak (born Hersz Goldszmit) was the educator who accompanied his students to the Nazi Death camps even though he had the option of escaping by himself. This was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birthday. Szperling-1 (page 197). As above with the addition of Korczaka in incuse letters at top. It is our understanding that this was made in very limited numbers and was given to those who participated in the ceremonies honoring Korczak's 100th birthday celebration. Only the 3rd I can recall having. $75?
* 608 Raoul Wallenberg. ND Silver 42.5mm (31g) by Gyorgy Bognar. His bust slightly to the right/Emblem of the Kingdom of Hungary, Latin legend, Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit. SZ-11, page 235. Gorgeous toned Proof, with some tiny rim nick at 9 o'clock on obverse. Only the 2nd I can recall offering. A similar one, with hairlines, sold for $160 in our sale 40J. Wallenberg was the famed Swedish diploment who literally saved thousands (33,000+) of Hungarian Jews by the use of protective passports. He was one of the true heroes of WWII. The Soviets were as afraid of him as the Nazis and he died in strange circumstances under their control. $135+
* 609 Anne Frank. 1979. Silver & Bronze 31mm by Karen Worth. Struck for the Judaic Heritage Society. Her facing bust, dates of her birth and death (this taken from a work by Zamy Stenovitz)/Legend. Struck on the 50th Anniversary of her birth. SZ-3, p. 241. A scarce pair of medals which are seldom offered. Struck in the waning years of the JHS when their mintage numbers were very low. Struck by the Medallic Art Co. $135+
* 610 Pair of Medals. 1) Elie Wiesel 1984 Æ 38 Bust of right/Open book. Indifference to Evil is Evil. US mint medal and 2) Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Brass 32mm. Polish legend, Schindler's Factory above view of factory and Lipowa 4 in 2 lines below/Polish legend. 2 nice medals. $55+
* 611 Babi Yar Pins. 1) 1991. 27.5 mm round brass pin, Magen David with large 29 and 1941-1991 above and September (in Russian) at bottom, with "Babi Yar" in English, Hebrew, Russian and Ukranian around; 2) 25.5mm brass pin in shape of a diamond with a Menorah in center, 29-IX-1941 above and a Star of David above that and "Babi Yar" in English, Hebrew, Russian and Ukrainian around the edge. In the fall of 2012 we sold 2 similar pins individually for a total of $85. Babi Yar was the ravine in Kiev where more than 30,000 Jews (and later tens of thousands of others) were murdered by Nazi troops in the largest single mass extermination during WWII. It inspired books, a symphony and a famous poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The extermination started on September 29th of 1941. $60+?
* 612 Zevia Lubetkin, A Commander in the Warsaw Ghetto. 1978 Bronze 59mm. Portrait of Lubetkin facing, Hebrew and English legends/Jewish Women Fighters in English & Hebrew, above a book, pistol and six Stars of David. Struck by The Shekel Co. for the Ghetto Fighters' House. In case. Lubetkin was one of the leaders of Warsaw Ghetto rebellion of 1943. She was among the lucky few who escaped and later emigrated to Palestine. She testified at the trial of Eichmann. $50?
* 613 Elie Wiesel. 1999 Silver 39mm. His bust left/Legend with olive branches. Obverse by Marc Klionsky (a friend of Wiesel), reverse by Danuta Haremska. Struck by the Royal Norwegian Mint as part of their Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize Series. Proof. In a handsome commemorative folder. Only the 2nd we've offered. (41E @$60). $50+
* 614 Yad Veshem. ND. Æ37 mm. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem in English and Hebrew/ Hebrew and English legend, Remember, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off from Isaiah I, VI. With hook for wearing. Cast. Scarce. Szperling unlisted. $50+?
* 615 Remembering Oskar Schindler. (2004). Silver 38.5mm by Anna Beata Watrobka-Wdowiarska for the Polish State Mint. Bust of Schindler slightly left/Star of David against broken brick wall of the Ghetto, Hebrew legend Life, Hope, Love in 3 lines. $75+?
* 616 Khatin. Survivor's Pin. ND. 1) Black, red, yellow and silver enamel. Some of the black enameling is peeling off from the back and 2) Yellow, blue and white enamel with dates 1945-1975. Unfortunately most of the enameling has broken off of this one. Khatin was a Belo-Russian village burned by the Nazis after most of the residents were murdered. $35+
* 617 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau by Robert Kotowicz. 2010. Silver-plated bronze 65 x 65mm. Jewish Hungarian boy arriving at the concentration camp with a group of Jewish prisoners in the background, 27.1.2010' below/Prisoner returning from work and holding up the bodies of dead prisoners, German legend at bottom I am well and feeling fine. Szperling Addendum M26. Only 300 pieces struck by the Polish State Mint in Warsaw. I think that this is the first we've offered. $175+
* 618 ANTI-SEMITIC NOTGELD. BREMEN. 1921 50 Pfennig. Issued on German Day, this note is known as the Elders of Zion and features 5 Jewish businessmen sitting around a table, "conspiring to gain control of global economics". Nice EF-AU and one of the scarcer of all German anti-Semitic notgeld pieces. See The Shekel Vol. XVIII, #4, page 21. Scarce denomination. See the 4 lots below for the complete set! This is only the 2nd time we've ever offered a complete set. $150+?
622 BREMEN, THE COMPLETE SET! The above 4 notes as a complete set. If the bid for this lot exceeds the total of the 4 lots above, the high bidder will get the 4 lots. $600+
* 623 Hansestadt Lemgo Anti-Semitic Notgeld. 1921 10, 25 and 50 Pfennig notes. The 50 Pfennig depicts a soldier at right reading from proclamation which refers to Jews and Christ. Scarce. I believe this is only the 2nd time we've offered a complete (?) set of 3. Unc. $60+?
* 624 Austrian Anti-Semitic notes. 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. See The Shekel Vol. 18, #4, page 28. 3 Unc. notes. About the nicest set we've seen. $75+?
* 626 Anti-Semitic "Propaganda" Note. Printed on the bank of a 1 Million Mark note of August 1923. Similar to Lindmann-13, (Zu Werbezwecken Verwendete Banknoten des Deutschen Reiches) this is one of a series of notes which laments the highly inflationary period and the death of "Maria Reichsmark" and blames, Jews, speculators and capitalists. Among those listed as responsible for the "death" of the Reichsmark as listed on the back is "Moses "M" Mark. VF. Scarce, we haven't offered one of these since the last 1990s. $100+
* 627 Anti-Semitic "Propaganda" Note. Printed on the bank of a 10 Million Mark note of August 1923. Unlisted in Lindmann, this is one of a series of notes which blames, Jews, speculators and capitalists. "Durch den Krieg verloren wir Gesunheit Silber, Gold und Speck; Dafür aber gaben uns die Judenbanken diesen pappierenen Dreck!" which loosely translates to "we lost our health, gold, silver and bacon(?). The Jews own the banks and we own this paper money filth". VF. Another scarce overprinted anti-semitic propaganda piece from the early 1920s. $100+
* 628 Receipt for a package to Vilma Kohn. in Birkenau. A Registered package receipt sent by the American Jewish Distribution Committee via Lisbon to Kohn who resided at block 21/6560 in Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Nazis would only allow packages to be sent to death camps from so-called "neutral" countries. Thus these receipts are usually only found from countries such as Portugal or Switzerland. EF. Birkenau was a sub-camp of Auschwitz. $100+?
Numismatic Literature (back to top)
629 Fisher, Angela. Africa Adorned. 1984 Coffee Table Style hardcover book published by Harry Abrams of NYC. 300+ pages, almost all with plates, most in color with slip cover and plastic cover protecting that. Ex owners name address and some minor graffiti on first (blank) page. Sub-titled, A Panorama of Jewelry, Dress, Body Decorations and Hairstyle. Some of the objects were used as money. $35?
630 Flower, Harry. Tokens and Medals issued by Israel Numismatic Societies. c. 30 p. SC pamphlet, with special handwritten autograph and good wishes from the author to Ed Adleman. Included with the book is a typed, signed letter from Flower to Adleman. A nice addition to any collection of AINA or INS material by two of the heavyweights. Also included in this lot are two cardcover copies of Sylvia Haffner's The History of Modern Israel's Money 1917-1970, one of which has loose pages and is somewhat stained, the other in very nice condition. It is, in this catalogers opinion, the very best book ever written on Israeli coins. $40+
631 Fontanille Jean-Philippe & Sheldon Lee Gosline The Coins of Pontius Pilate 2001 CC Warren Center New, but some handling. $25+?
632 Harris, Elizabeth M. The Art of Medal Engraving a curious chapter in the development of 19th century printing process . Newtown, PA. 1991. #71 of 230 copies. Elaborate blue hardcover. Published by Henry Morris for Bird and Bull Press. Scarce and in demand, virtually as new. For more information on this high quality rare book see http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n06a08.html. $125
633 Hendin, David. Guide to Biblical Coins. 4th Edition. 2001. HC with dust jacket. New York. Green Cover. New, still in shrink wrap. With photos and line drawings of most coins and valuations by Herb Kreindler. $40+
634 Kharitonov, Dmitri. Jewish Paper Money in Russia. Prague. 2003. 136 page CC. New. Fully illustrated (color) with valuations (low) in two grades. This covers the turbulent period of 1917-1920. In English and Russian. $35+
635 Kroll, Harold. World War II Paper Money and Financial Instruments of Nazi Germany, with a Foreword by Fred Schwan. Cardcover 64 pages, 2012. This is an outstanding work and a must for those who collect these items. We use Harold's numbering and research extensively in our catalogs. Winner of the 2012 NLG Paper Money book of the year. New. $25+?
636 Meshorer, Y. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society, Part 6: Palestine-South Arabia. 1981. Hard Cover. 54 plates and 54 facing pages with descriptions of the cons. An important work by the 20th century leading expert in the field. $30+?
637 Meshorer, Y with Paul Rynearson and Claudia Wallack Samuels. THE NUMISMATIC LEGACY OF THE JEWS: AS DEPICTED BY A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION. Forward by Leo Mildenberg. 2000. Hardcover with dust jacket. 3 of the numismatic luminaries who helped write this book (Meshorer, Mildenberg and Rynearson) have all passed on. The coins illustrated in this book formed the basis of the magnificent Shoshana collection auctioned off in the past few years. $75+?
638 Porteous, John. Coins: Pleasures and Treasures. 1964 HC with dust jacket. London. Virtually as new. 128 pages, most illustrated. A good overview of the hobby. $10+
639 Run of Auction Catalogs. World Wide Coins of California (Jim Elmen). Santa Rosa, CA. Auctions VIII-XIV, November 1985-November 1988 and Auctions XXXI- XLIII, May 1997-May 2003. 20 catalogs, no prices realized, but most of the later ones have Peggy Elmen's recipes included. Since the early 1980s Elmen has held two auctions a year, always excellently written and meticulously researched. The catalogs are especially strong in both Russian and Latin American numismatics. If you want flowery descriptions with twelve adjectives describing toning, look somewhere else. If you want accurate representations of each lot offered, along with Jim's take on the not so finer points of our hobby these are a must. One catalog has coffee cup stains on the outside cover, the others after a quick glance seem more than ok. $50+?
640 World Coins Magazine. 1964-1969. 72 issues of this c. 5 x 8" magazine that helped jump-start world coin collecting in the US. Before there was World Coin News, there was World Coins and the advertisers and writers were the Creme de la Creme of numismatics. Chock full of information unavailable anywhere else. The former owner of these was an avid collector of world coins and it's possible there may be notes in some of the magazines. But he was also a book collector so most likely any problems are minimal. $50
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