Minilist 13 - May 21, 2013

Ancient Jewish Coins, Ancient Greek Coins, Ancient Roman Coins


Happy Victoria Day to our friends in Canada! We just returned from a very successful and busy show this past weekend in Denver. Not enough time to take all the pictures we wanted so this week's list will have about 1/3 new items, with most other items having their prices reduced

Hopefully next week we'll have a nice selection of our new purchases from this past week.


* 55112 Samaria. Before 333 BC. Silver Half-Obol (.27g. Kneeling male figure right, holding an Egyptian crown (?)/Grotesque head facing. SC-46, CS-27. Toned aEF. $949

* 54159 Herod Antipas. 4 BC- 39 AD. Æ10.5 (1.13g) 1/8 Unit. TC within wreath/Palm branch, date year 33 (29/30 AD). H-1206 (515), AJC-8, TJC-82. VG and extremely rare. $300

* 55116 Herod Philip. 4 BC - 40 AD. Æ15 (2.91g). Draped bust of Livia right, legend around/Hand holding 3 ears of grain, legend around. Dated year 34 = Year 33/34 AD. H-1231, AJC-1, TKC-107. VG/F, very rare. $650

* 53841 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70. Silver Shekel (13.46g). Omer Cup, "Shekel of Israel" around, "Year 2" above/Sprig of 3 pomegranates, "Jersualem the Holy". Ex Patrick Tan collection. H-1358 (659), TJC-193, AJC-8. Good VF. $5400

* 54659 Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 (year 3). Silver Shekel (13.57g). "Shekel of Israel" around chalice with pearled rim, "Year 3"/Jerusalem the Holy around sprig of 3 pomegranates. Top of pomegranate points between Mem & He. H-1361, AJC-18v. Nice EF, couple of lights pits in obv field. $5500

* 55118 Bostra in Arabia, Commodus. 177-192. Æ13 (1.26g). Laureate, bearded bust of emperor right/Bust of turreted Tyche right. Ros-24, Sp-29. Gd Fine. $219

* 55120 Caesarea in Samaria, Herennia Etruscilla, wife. of Trajan Decius. Died 253? Æ21 (7.18g). Draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla right/Turetted bust of Tyche right. She was mother of Herennius Etruscus and Hostilian. Ros-134, Kad-163. VF, green-brown patina. $150

* 53826 Dium in Arabia, Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ20 (7.29g). Bust right/Hexa-style Temple with pediment and central arch. Scarce city-coin. Ros-9, Sp-10. aF/F. $200

For related coins see Seleukid Kingdom coins below


* 51575 Spain. Beligiom, Belchite (Zaragoza). 2nd-1st Century BC. Æ24 (10.02). Beardless male head right, Iberian letter "K" behind/Horseman galloping right holding spear, legend below. Burgos (1987)-166, New 394. Ch. VF. $325

* 51574 Spain. Sebobriga. 2nd-1st Century BC. AR Drachm (3.89). Beardless male head right, crescent behind, M beneath/Horseman galloping right holding spear, large legend below. SG-38, Burgos-1709. Nice VF. $180

* 54636 Macedonia. Aigai (Aegae) Alexander I. 500-480 BC. Silver Hemi-obol (.30g). Goat"s head right, with dotted truncation/4 part incuse square. Ext. Rare, perhaps unpuc. See Gemini, IX, #14 @$1100+. Weber-1841 (sim). Choice VF+. $700

* 51750 Phokaia. Phokis. 48-421 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.85) . Facing head of bull/Head of Artemis in shall incuse square right. BMC-31, SG-2348. Toned VF/F, light porosity. $150

* 54657 Corinthia. Corinth. 345-307 BC. Silver Stater (8.59g). Pegasos flying left, symbol below/Laureate & helmeted head of Athena left, astragalos (knuckle bone) behind. Ravel-1039d, SNG Cop-58v. Nice toned VF. $725

* 52232 Bithynia. Herakleia Pontika. 394-364 BC. AR Trihemiobol (.65 g). Head of Hercules left/Legend above and below club. SG-3769. VF/F, but porous. $60

* 55134 Seleukid Kings. Antiochus IV. 175-164 BC. Æ12 Serrate (1.94g). His radiate head right, monogram behind./Veiled female figure standing facing, holding long scepter, Struck at Akko-Ptolemais. SNG Israel-1136,Houghton-792. Nice VF. Ex Superior, Moreira Collection #1, #1596 @$154.$99

* 53994 Seleukid Kings. Antiochus VII. 103-76 BC138-129. AR Tetradrachm (13.75g). His bust right/Eagle standing left on beak of galley, club (Tyre) left, monograms and date (176 BC). SG-7094. SNG-Israel 2011f. F/VF, porous. Toned. $200

* 54861 Seleukid Kings. Antiochus VIII (Grypos). 121-96 BC. Ascalon mint. Silver Tetradrachm (13.21g). His bust right/Eagle stg. left on thunder-bolt, palm-branch in background, Dated H(P = 198 = 115/114. SG-7147ff, SNG Israel-2607. VF, scratches, porous. $600

* 53853 Phoenicia. Tyre. 126 BC-65 AD (33/34 AD). AR Shekel (14.47g). Laureate bust of Melkart right. Year of Crucifixion (Pr, R4, C-Scarce)/Eagle stg l., on club, PNO (= year 159 = 33/34 AD.) left, KP to right, "9" between legs. BMC-204, Pr-1423, RPC-4663, H-1620. VF. $2350

* 54824 Phoenicia. Tyre. After 126 BC (36-37 AD). Silver Shekel (13.88g). Laureate bust of Melkart right. Shekel of Tyre. 30 Pieces of silver/Eagle standing left, palm branch under wing, club in left field (P) EB = 162 = 36-37 AD. KP in right, "Jerusalem" type. BMC-206, Pr-1426, RPC-4666, H-1620. F-VF, typical "crude" for late type. $725

* 54873 Sasanian Kings. Shapur II. 309-379. Silver Drachm (3.71g) . Crowned bust of Shapur II right/Fire altar with two attendants, ribbons facing upward, head in flame facing left. Göbl-106. dark toned VF. $90


* 53263 Rome Republic. Anonymous. c. 86 BC. AR Denarius (3.66g). Laureate head of Apollo right, thunder-bolt below/Jupiter in quadriga right. SR-266, Syd-723. Nice VF. $110

* 54620 Rome Republic. L. Cassius Longinus. 63 BC. Silver Denarius (3.90g). Veiled head of Vesta left, 2 handed cup behind, control letter A in front/Togate citizen stg. l., depositing ballet in voting box, LONGIN III V behind. Unusual type. Cassia-10, SR-364. Toned GVF/VF, rev. bit o.c.. $290

* 54619 Rome Republic. M. Aemilius Scarus & P. Platius Hypsaeus. 58 BC. Silver Denarius (3.93g). King Aretas kneeling right beside camel, presenting olive-branch/Jupiter in quadriga l., brandishing thunderbolt, scorpion below. Having to do with the battles between Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II. SR-378, Aemilia-9, Hen-1441. Ch. Toned EF. Much nicer than most. $440

* 54364 Octavian. c. 30-29 BC. Silver Denarius (3.38). Bare head of Octavian right, no legend/IMP CAESAR on Actian arch, surmounted by large statue of Octavian in facing quadriga. SR-1558, RSC-123. Toned Fine, rough. $275

* 53265 Augustus. 27 BC - 14 AD. AR Denarius (3.24g). Bare head of Augustus right/Young heifer right. SR-1593, RIC-475. VG-F. $275

*54633 Nerva. 96-98. Silver Denarius (3.62g). Laureate bust right/Salus enthroned left, holding corn-ears. SR-3035, RIC-20, C-134. VF/F, weakly struck on reverse. $175

* 54635 Hadrian. 117-138. Silver Denarius (3.16g). Laureate bust right/Victory alighting right, holding trophy with both hands. Scarce reverse. SR-3527, RIC-101, C-1131. Ch. VF. $300

* 54828 Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Silver Denarius (3.48g). Laureate bust right/Clasped hands holding caduceus between two grain stalks. SR-4078, RIC-136, C-344. Virtually as struck. $535

* 54830 Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. Died 217 AD. Silver Denarius (3.31g). Draped bust right/Pietas sacrificing left at altar. SR-6601, RIC-574, C-156. Choice AU. Super coin. $440

* 54831 Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Silver Denarius (3.03g). Laureate bust right/Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. SR-7882, RIC-246, C-161a. Ch. toned EF. $325

* 53904 Trajan Decius. 249-251. Silver Antoninianus (3.83g). Radiate bust right/Victoria advancing left, holding wreath and palm. SR-9387, RIC-29c. Choice EF. $85

* 54832 Constantine I, the Great. 307-337. Æ Follis (4.56g) of London. Laureate bust right/Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe in left, PLN in ex, T to left, F to right. SR-16046, RIC-6, 121a. Choice EF. $135

End of Sale.