Minilist 2 - January 14, 2013

Ancient coins in all price ranges

This is our second of what we hope will be weekly lists for 2013. This list is highlighted by ancient coins in all price ranges. Click on the images to see a larger view in a new browser window.

ANCIENT COINS

52939 *MACEDON KINGS. Alexander the Great. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (3.95g) . Head of Alexander as Hercules right, clad in lion's skin/Zeus seated left on throne, holding eagle and thunderbolt, torch (?) at left, presumably Amphipolis mint. as SG-6730. Gd Fine/VG. $55


28348 *MACEDON, Roman Times. Gaius Publilus Qaestor. c. 168-167 BC. Æ 22 (9.72) . Helmeted hd of Roma r/3 line legend in oak wreath. SNG Cop-1318. VF, green patina. $55


52230 *THRACE. Istros. 400-350 BC. AR Stater (4.68g) . Inverted Heads/Sea-Eagle on dolphin. SG-1669. VF, but a bit porous. $100


53854 *PHOENICIA. Tyre. 450-400 BC. Silver Obol or 1/16 Shekel (.48g). Dolphin left/Owl standing , head facing, holding crook and flail all in dotted border and in slightly incuse circle. BMC-8. VF, tad off-center. $180


53985 *PHOENICIA. Tyre. 126 BC-65 AD (82/81 BC). AR Shekel (14.01g). Laureate bust of Melkart right/Eagle stg l., on club, date EM (year 45) to left, Delta to right, Phoneician Aleph between legs. BMC--136ff, Cohen-R2. Toned VF, minor porosity. $1150


54304 *ELYMAIS KINGS. Uncertain king. Kamnaskires IV-VI (?). Late 1st Cent. BC to 1st Cent. AD. Bi Tetradrachm (15.37g) . Bust left with long pointed beard. star in crescent above anchor behind/Crude male bust left, legend around. While crude and blundered this is a nice example of an early type. SGI-5884v. VF/F. $250

51586 *ROMAN EGYPT. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ Drachm (24.69) . Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right/Alexandria kissing the emperor's hand to welcome him in her city; he stands, left, laureate and togate, holding scepter in left hand; Alexandria, wearing elephant-skin headdress, steps right towards the emperor, grasps and kisses his right hand, and holds wheat ears and poppy in her left hand; L - I E in left and middle field. Commemorates Hadrian's arrival in Egypt in 130 AD. Emm-964, Dat-1610. GVF. $500


53845 *JUDAEA. Philistia. 5th-4th Century BC.. Silver Hemi-obol (.12g). Head of Roaring lion left with protruding tongue/Facing head of Bes. Incuse. Rare, especially so nice.. Gitler & Tal XXVIII.6HOa. EF. Very attractive. $450

28975 *JUDAEA. Alexandar Jannaeus. 103-76 BC. Æ Prutah (4.21). Anchor "of King Alexander" ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΡΟΥ. Star of 8 rays, surrounded by diadem, between each ray a letter, Yehonatan the King. Hen-1150 (469), AJC-Ca. F/VF, Very heavy and thick! Ex George Fisher collection. $30


53850 *JUDAEA. Alexander Jannaeus. 104-76 BC. Lead Prutah (5.95g) or token . "King Alexander" (in Aramaic within border of dots/"King Alexander" (in Greek) around inverted anchor in circle.. H-1155, AJC-Da3. VF for type (high grade for this!). $300


28634 JUDAEA. Salome Alexandra as regent for John Hyrcanus II or Aristobulus II ?. 67, 63-40 BC ?. Æ Prutah (2.16) . Council of the Jews, "Hever Hayedudim". Barbaric type w/o mention of king/Double Cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns. H-1160, 479A, AJC-H. Crude VF. Scarce. $60


18657 JUDAEA. Mattathias Antigonus. 40-37. Æ Prutah. Cornucopia/Legend. H-1164 (483), AJC-Y. GVF, reverse off-center. This is a great example with two distinct handles. $99


49891 JUDAEA. Mattathias Antigonus. 40-37 BC. Æ Prutah (1.70). Cornucopia/Retrograde legend. Coin exhibits a pronounced "flan handle". H-1164 (483), AJC-Y, TJC-40. F-VF, nice green patina. $60


52841 JUDAEA. Agrippa II. 56-95. Æ11.75 (1.58g) . Laureate bust of Domitian right/Cornucopia, Year 25," King Agrippa" in Greek. H-1322 (609), TJC-157. Gd Fine. $180


54540 JUDAEA. Judaea Capta, Domitian. 81-96. Æ23 (9.99g) of Caesarea. Laureate head of Domitian left/Minerva in flowing gown adv. left, holding trophy in r. hand and shield & spear in left. H-1455, TJC-392. Fine. $45


48827 SAMARIA. Caesarea, Volusian. 251-253. Æ23 (11.78). Slightly bearded radiate bust right/Emperor on horseback right, carrying spear. Ros-187, Kad-228. VF. $199


51485 JUDAEA. Marisa, Aulus Gabinius. Proconsul. 57-54 BC. Æ19 (5.15). Helmeted head of Athena right/Palm branch. Extremely rare cit y. H-874a, Qedar-13. Fine. $375


48685 ROME. Livia, mother of Tiberius. Died 29 AD. 22-23 AD. Æ Sestertius (17.63) . Carpentum r., drawn by 2 mules SPQR IVLIAE AVGVST in 3 lines above/TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXIIII around large SC. SR-1738, RIC-51. VG, rough. $130


54201 ROME. Antonia, mother of Claudius. Died 37 AD. Æ Dupondius (12.81g) . Her bust right/Claudius stg left, holding simpulum. SR-1902, RIC-92. Fair/Poor. Portrait ok. $35


52249 ROME. Titus. 79-81. AR Denarius (3.14g). Laureate head right/Throne with round back, on which are corn-ears. SR-2514, RIC-24a. VF. $190


53350 ROME. Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Died 182 AD. Æ Sestertius (18.25g). Draped bust right/Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. SR-5506v, RIC-176. aF/VG, nice green patina. $39


52923 ROME. Caracalla. 198-217. AR Denarius (3.48g). Laureate bust right/Virtus stg right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. SR-6869, RIC-112. VF, small flan crack. $60

54463 ROME. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.82g) of Antioch . Radiate bust right (PM in obv. legend indicates Persicus Maximus)/Pax stg. left, holding olive-branch & scepter. Commemorates peace treaty with Persia. SR-8941, RSC-113. VF, but oxidized. $120


54466 ROME. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Silver Antoninianus (4.09g) . Radiate bust right/Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. SR-8972, RSC-235. Choice EF+, broad flan. $120


54469 ROME. Philip II, as Caesar 245-246. 247-249. Silver Antoninianus (3.93g) . Radiate bust right/Philip II, in military attire, standing left, holding globe and spear. SR-9240, RSC-48. EF. $120


50647 ROME. Jovian. 363-364. Æ 3 (2.65) of Rome . Bust right/VOT V MVLT X in wreath, . RIC-8, 333, SR-4087. aVF, irreg. flan. $60


51392 ROME, Valens. 364-378. AR Siliqua (1.71) . 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! $425


50642 ROME, Aelia Flaccilla, wife of Theodosius I. died 386. Æ2 (5.85) of Constantinople . Her draped bust right/Flaccilla stg., fcg, head right, arms folded on breast, Christogram to r, CONSE in ex. RIC-9, 82, SR-4193, C6. F-VF, some flatness. $45


WORLD COINS

53451 ISRAEL. Stork and Fir Tree. 1998/5759. 1 Sheqel . Stork. Wildlife Series/Fir Tree. KM-320, HLW-8. Proof-like. $35

50971 ISRAEL. Nightingale and Fig. 1996. 1 Sheqel . Holyland Wildlife Series/. KM-290, HLW-6. BU. $35


End of Sale.