Minilist 2015-04 - October 2015

Ancient and World Coins

Finally! After more than 6 months our mini-lists return. We apologize for the long delay in posting items to our website. The past 6 months have been busy ones for us both with our business and family obligations which included a family reunion and the move of two of our grand-children (and their parents!) from California to Colorado.

Because of continuing family obligations and responsibilities we will be unable to devote more than 2 or 3 days a week to our business. We ask that if you call or email please be patient awaiting our reply. But we have purchased hundreds of numismatic items this year and we hope to work up as many of these as possible in the coming months. Hopefully at least one more mini-list will be up in October and 2 or three more this year.

In that respect we are looking for either a photographer or a mentor. We don't have the time to take photos of all the coins, tokens and medals we have so we either need to have someone help us with taking digital images or somebody who can teach us a way to take good photographs quickly. Somebody in the Denver area would be preferable.

This list contains items that we have photographed before and in almost all cases the price listed is lower than last listed and in some cases drastically. We have listed them in the order that we usually list material. Ancient Judaean coins, Holy Land city coins, Greek coins, Greek Imperial (Roman Colonial) coins, Roman coins and world coins, tokens and medals.


56542 *Judaea. Samaria. 4th Century BC. Silver Obol (.54g). Head of satrap right, wearing Persian tiara/Female head right, wearing camp. SC-185. Toned VF. $375


56541 *Judaea. Samaria. 4th Century BC. Silver Hemi-Obol (.32g). Ram's head left/Dolphin Jumping left. Unlisted in Meshorer-Qedar (SC). Sofaer-236. 1st published in INR, 2007 #16. VF. $475


56195 *Judaea. John Hyrcanus I. 135-104 BC. Æ 1/2 Prutah or Lepton (.89g). Palm branch flanked by four lines of Hebrew/Lily, small A monogram to left.. Hen-1134, TJC-C. VF, centered, nice green patina. $150


56722 *Judaea. John Hyrcanus I. 135-104 BC. Æ Half-Prutah or Lepton (.86g). Palm branch, Yehohanan the High Priest and the Council of Jews in 4 lines /Lily. Ex Teddy Kollek collection. H-1134a, TJC-C, Sof-65. VF, bit o.c. Rare. $150


56194 *Judaea. Alexander Jannaeus. 104-76 BC. Æ Prutah (1.90g). Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of Jews in cursive style in archaic Hebrew/Double Cornucopia with pomegranate between horns.. H-1146, TJC-R. VF, nice for type. $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. $150


56727 *Judaea. Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 AD. 1/8 Shekel (4.45g). Chalice or Cup, To the redemption of Zion/Lulav brach, flanked by etrog on either side, Year Four. H-1369v, Sofaer-47. VF//F. $220


57014 *Judaea. Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135. Æ Small bronze (4.27g). 7 branched palm tree, with 2 dates and retrograde inscription Eleazar the Priest/Bunch of grapes, Year One of the Redemption of Israel. Hen-1380a, Mild-148, Sofaer-26. EF on oval flan. Rare so nice. $940


56729 *Judaea. Bar Kochba Revolt. 132-135, attributed to year 3. Small bronze (5.17g). Palm Tree, Shimon/Bunch of grapes, For the Freedom of Jerusalem. M-158, H-1440, Sof-168. aF/VF, weakly struck obverse. $300


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. $180


56732 *Gaba in Judaea, Sabina. wife of Hadrian. Æ17 (4.91g). Bust right (Scarce this nice)/Male figure, standing, head left, holding mantle and scepter, ZOP = 177 = 116/117 AD. Ros-13, Sofaer-27. VF. A very nice coin from this uncommon city. $275


56733 *Gadara in decapolis, syria, Gordian III. 238-244. Æ20 (6,47g) . Radiate bust right,AYT K M AV ANT ΓΟΡ∆ΙΑΝΟC/The three Graces; ΠΟΜΠ above; in exergue, ΓΑ∆Α (Gadara); around, ∆Τ (304 - 240/1 AD). Ros-92, Sofaer-101. aVF, brown-green desert patina. High grade for issue!. $425


53240 *Gaza in judaea, Septemius Severus. 193-211. Æ22.5, (8.87g). His bust right/Io and city-goddess. Ros-138. aVF, deep green patina. $40


56734 *Joppa in judaea, Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Æ19 (7.28g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right/Athena standing right, holding spear and shield. ΦΛΑ clear to left. Ros-11, Sofaer-21. Fine. $375


54746 *Neapolis in judaea. Julia Maema, mother of Elagabalus & Severus Alexander. Æ13 (2.61g). Draped bust right/Cultus-statue, resembling Ephesian Artemis standing flanked by stags. Sofaer-126. aF. $150


26512 *Petra in arabia, Hadrian. 117-138. Æ15 (3.79). Bust right/3 line legend in wreath Petra Metropolis. Sp-12, Ros-9. Fine. $125


56737 *SEBASTE IN SAMARIA, Domitian. 81-96. Æ11 (1.29g . Laureate bust right, IMP DOMIT CAESAR/Sword, CEBACTHNWN. Sofaer-12, Ros-11, RPC-2230. Ch. VF+, a bit off-center. $190


28934 *SEBASTE IN SAMARIA, Julia Domna, wife of Septemius Severus. Æ25 (10.05). Her bust right Ivlia Domna Avg/Kore standing facing, hldingg torch and ears of grains, cista mystica to left. Collse Cebaste. SNG ANS-1079v, Mesh-119v. VF. $175


57016 *Sicily. Katane. c. 415-412 BC. Silver Tetrantes or Trionkia (.22g). Laureate head of Apollo right/Kithara (lyre), 3 dots around.. Hoover-595.. F/F+, bit grainy. Very rare. $170


56179 *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. (usual). $100


55689 *Ionia. Miletos. 6th-5th Century BC. Silver Diobol or 1/12 Stater (1.06g). Forepart of lion right, head turned back/Floral star in incuse square. SNG Cop-951, SG-3532. EF, good metal. $85


56281 *Caria Islands, Rhodes, Teimostratos, magistrate. c. 31BC - 60 AD. Æ35 (27.15g). Radiate head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath /Nike standing right on prow, holding aplustre. RPC-2749, Cop-886, BMC-376. VF, typical minor flaws. $260


56923 *Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, Pseudo-autonomous. 1st century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (23.5mm, 11.07g). Laureate head of Zeus right;with countermarked head of Cleopatra VII (?) right within oval incuse/Zeus Nikephoros seated left, date in exergue, but hard to see because of c/m on obverse. DCA-384ff, RPC-4216ff. VF/aF. $275


56924 *Baktria. Indo-Greek Kingdom. Menander I. c. 155-130 BC. Silver Drachm (2.42g). Diademed bust of Menander right/ Athena Alkedimos advancing left, holding shield and thunderbolt; monogram to right. SNG ANS-774-781, Bopearachchi Ser. 13B. GVF. $125


56038 *Moesia Inferior. Marcianopolis, Diadumenian. 217-218. Æ20 (4.25g). Bare head right[M] OPELLIOC - ANTW(NEINOC K]/Dikaiosyne-Nemesis (or Aequitas) with scales & cornucopia standing, at her feet wheel, MAPKIANO - ΠOLEITΩN. AMNG-793. Pretty VF, dark green patina. $150


56043 *Moesia Inferior. Marcianopolis, Elagabalus & Julia Maesa. 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. $75


55824 *Pamphylia. Side, Domitian. 81-96 AD .Æ19 (4.25g). Laureate head of Domitian to right/ Athena advancing left, with spear & pomegranate; on shoulder, shield; at feet, snake. RPC-II, 1527, SNG Cop-415. Ch. VF, some light oxidation under glossy green patina. $120


56539 *Phoenicia. Tyre, Hadrian. 117-138. Silver Tetradrachm (12.57g). Laureate bust right/Eagle standing on club, head left. The scarcer of two types cited by Prieur (about 4 to 1). Prieur-1526. F-VF, bit grainy. $165


55739 *Roman Egypt, Nero. 54-68. Silver Tetradrachm (13.39g). Laureate head of Nero right/Demeter standing left, holding poppies & corn-ears in right hand & long torch in left, year 3. Ex Naegeli coll, stock F. Sternberg Zurich 1980. Curtis-74, M-153, Emm-115. Toned VF, bit porous. $450


55635 *Roman Egypt, Trajan. 98-117. Æ Dichalkon (1.65g). Laureate bust right/Oenochoe (wine jug), year 16 112/113 AD. Extremely rare type and in high grade! SNG France -1185. EF. $250


56773 *Roman Egypt, Tranqullina, wife of Gordian III. 238-244. Bi Tetradrachm (13.03g). Draped bust right/Homonoia standing left, holding cornucopia, LE = year 5. Milne-3420, Emm-3449. VG/G, rough. Very rare. $275


55662 *Roman Egypt, Philip II, as Caesar. 247-249. Bi Tetradrachm (13.63g). Bare-headed cuirassed bust right/Tyche, naked to the waist, seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left, LΔ = yr 4 = 246/247. Curtis-1404, E-3610, M-3673. VF. Ex-Keith Emmett collection. $130


55547 *Roman Egypt, Salonina, wife of Gallienus. Probbly died after 268 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (10.42g). Draped bust right/Eagle standing, wings open, Year 15 to right. Curtis-1642, M-4189, Emm-3854. VF, but somewhat porous. $40


55277 *Roman Egypt. Quintillus. 270 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (8.03g). Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust right/Eagle stg. right, head back, wreath in beak L A (year 1) in field. Alexandria mint.. Milne-4296, Emm-3907,Cur-1725. VF, fields a touch rough. $400


56240 *Rome. Titus, as Caesar, under Vespasian. 79-81 (77-78). Silver Denarius (3.33g). Laureate bust right/Pair of oxen under yoke, left, COS VI. RIC-(V)-197, SR-2440, RSC-97. Toned VF. $120


55562 *Rome. Antoninus Pius. 138-161. 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+. $325


55566 *Rome. Antoninus Pius. 138-161. 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. $675


55569 *Rome. Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD. Silver Denarius (3.65g). Laureate bust right/Fortuna seated left holding cornucopia and rudder. RIC-586, RSC-111, SR-5350. Choice toned EF. $369


55570 *Rome. Septemius Severus. 193-211. 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. $325


56158 *Rome. Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus. Murdered 222 AD (220). Silver Denarius (2.77g). Draped bust right IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG/Venus std l., hldg apple & scepter, child stg r., at feet, hand raised VENVS CAELESTIS. RIC-243, RSC-14, SR-7720. GVF/VF, nice portrait. Scarce. $85


56358 *Angola, Portuguese Africa. 1783. 10 Macutas. Crowned arms/Denomination within wreath. One year type issued under Maria I and Pedro III. Cr-22, KM-24, Dav-6. Toned VF. In 2008 WAG sold one, no nicer than this, for the equivalent of $2000+, before the buyer's fee. $800


53431 *Austrian Netherlands, Maria Theresia. 1764. Kronenthaler. Brussels mint (Head mm). Dav-1282, KM-21. VF, adj marks. $80


56755 *Ethiopia. Menelik II. EE 1892-A (1899). 1 Birr. Crowned bust right/Lion walking left, right leg raised. Y-10, KM-19. Ch. AU, lightly wiped. $399


56754 *German East Africa. German East Africa Company. 1916-T. Bronze 20 Heller of Tabora. Crown with ribbon. Obverse Type A. Large Crown/Denomination in wreath. Reverse Type B, pointed tip on both Ls. Scarce type. Y-10, KM-15. VF. $139


56750 *German East Africa. German East Africa Company. 1907-J. 1/2 Rupie of Hamburg . Helmeted bust left/Denomination, date and mintmark within wreath and legend. Y-14, KM-9. VF, long ago cleaned. $135


56751 *German East Africa. German East Africa Company. 1911-J. Rupie of Hamburg. Helmeted bust left/Denomination, date and mintmark within wreath and legend. Y-15, KM-10. Ch. AU, lightly brushed. $135


55398 *Great Britain, Anne. US related. 1702. Brass 25mm (4.04g) Jeton. Bust left. Expedition to Vigo Bay by J. G. Lauffer/View of Vigo Harbor with ships burning and attacking a fort, the fleet having been burnt, the American treasures are intercepted. Betts-95, Mi-239/23. Fine. $130


55296 *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. $275


Item 55398 above listed under Great Britain is a US related item.

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