Minilist 25 - December 31, 2013

Larry 'Grizz' Lisot; Ancient and Modern Coins

This is our 25th Mini-List of 2013 unless we have unforeseen delays. In that case it will be our first Mini-List of 2014. 2014 will be the 44th year we have been buying and sellings numismatic items and issuing lists in some form or another. Over the years we have bought and sold numerous rarities, scarcities and important coins, medals, tokens and banknotes. But more important we have met hundreds of wonderful people who we are privileged to call friends. Today we lost one of our dearest friends in numismatics. O. L. "Larry" Lisot passed away on December 27, 2013. Many of you who are reading this no doubt know his son David, who has been a prominent figure in numismatics for many years. Larry, known to many of his close friends as "Grizz" was one of the true gentlemen I've known and he will be sorely missed. But the memories of all those good times will stay with us forever.

All items in this list have been photographed and are one of a kind. What's different is that I (Bill) was the photographer for most of the coins. I've been avoiding learning how to take digital photographs of coins and other numismatic items for the past 20 years leaving that task to my wife Rita. She is trying to work less and enjoy life more. I like to enjoy life and enjoy numismatics so she is trying to teach me the fine points of digital imaging. I may get the hang of it eventually. In the 1950s I took black and white photographs with my very primitive pre-SLR (Hawkeye?) camera and had a dark-room in my basement. Maybe I can get my hands around this 21st century technology.

COINS OF JUDAEA AND CITY-COINS OF THE HOLYLAND

28621 *JUDAEA. Alexander Jannaeus. 103-76 BCE. Æ Prutah (2.72g) . Lily, "Yehonatan the King"/Upside down anchor within circle, "Of King Alexander". H-467, AJC-A, TJC-N. F/VF, bit oc. $30


51755 *JUDAEA. John Hyrcanus II. 67, 63-40 BC. Æ Prutah (2.57g). "Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews" in crude script/Double Cornucopia adorned with ribbons, pomegranate between horns. H-479, AJC-H. VF. Nice for crude type. $40


54519 *JUDAEA. Herod the Great. 40-4 BC. Æ 8 Prutot (6.23g, 22mm). Military Helmet, flanked by palm branches, two straps hanging down/Tripod holding ceremonial bowl, date (year 3) to left and monogram to right, "Of King Herod" around. H-1169, TJC-44. VG/F+, rough planchet. $125


50536 *JUDAEA, Herod I (the Great). 40-4 BC. Æ Pruta (.96g) or perhaps Lepton. Inscription in two concentric circles, King Herod/Large anchor within circle surr. by row of Y design or Lily flowers. H-1174, TJC-61v. GVF, rev. bit o.c. $225


28661 *JUDAEA. Agrippa I. 37-44. Æ Prutah (2.57g). Canopy with fringes ΑΓΡΙΠΑ ΓΑCΙΛΕWC/Three ears of barley growing between 2 leaves, flanked by date L S. H-553, AJC-11. aF. $30


*54951 *JUDAEA. Antonius Felix, Procurator under Claudius, 52-59 AD. Æ Prutah (2.66g). Two oblong shields and two spears crossed/6 branched palm tree, BPIT (for Britannicus, younger son of Claudius, L ΙΔΚΑΙ = Year 14 = 54. H-1348, AJC-29. aVF. $75


54423 *JUDAEA. Judaea Capta, Domitian. 81-96. Æ27 of Caesarea (14.51g). Laureate head of Domitian right/Minerva stg right on galley with shield and spear, trophy at left. H-1454 (748), AJC-8, 6, TJC-391. VG, scarce. $80


55132 *GALILEE. Caesarea Panias, Plautilla wife of Caracalla. Died 211 AD. Æ24.5 (13.87g). Draped bust right/Tyche seated right, holding ear of barley, to left, C to right = 204 = 201 AD. Ros-30, INS-8, 26, Sofaer-23. Gd Fine & rare. $300


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


55127 *SAMARIA. Neapolis, Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ21.5 (4.70g). Laureate bust right/Bust of Sarapis right. Ros-47, BMC-106, Sofaer-116. VF. $125


55130 *SAMARIA. Nysa-Scythopolis (Beit Shean). Pseudo-Autonomous. Time of Claudius. Æ18.5 (6.31g). Head of Dionysus right, countermark of male hd at neck, "L" to left (EIP to r, not on flan)/4 line legend. Struck, year 115 51 to 52 AD.. Sp-3, Ros-5, Barkay-10, Sofaer-1. Choice VF, obv. touch o.c. This coin is only known with the countermark!$950


ANCIENT GREEK COINS

55717 *CAMPANIA. Neapolis. 325-241 BC. Silver Didrachm (7.41g). Head of nymph right. behind is Artemis-Hekate (head off-flan)/Man-headed bull right, being crowned by Nike, small monogram below. SG-308, SNG Cop-419. Fine+, but a bit o.c., curved obverse scratch.$365


55718 *IONIA. Ephesos. 390-330 BC. Silver Diobol (.99g) . Bee with straight wings/2 stag heads confronted, ΕΦ above. SNG Cop-242, BMC-14,53, SG-4375. Nice toned VF, light porosity $180


55719 *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


55704 *PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy IV, Philopater. 221-205 BC. Æ40 (40.46g). Head of Zeus-Ammon right/Eagle standing on thunderbolt, E between legs. SNG Co-224, Svo-974. aF, bit rough. $75


ROMAN EGYPT COINS

55637 *ROMAN EGYPT. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ Drachm (23.23g). Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right/Nilus reclining left, hldg reed & cornucopia, crocodile below to r, (date (L IS) to left, yr 16?). E-1016, Koln-1056. F/VG, bit rough. $80


55639 *ROMAN EGYPT. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ Obol (4.37g). Laureate bust of Hadrian right/Modius, containing poppies and grain-ears, between two torches, L ΔΕ (year 10) 125/126. Em-1166, Dattari-1921. Fine, Sc. type. $65


55640 *ROMAN EGYPT. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ Dichalkon (1.31g). Laureate bust of Hadrian right, Letter I opposite of 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. $165


55659 *ROMAN EGYPT. Antoninus Pius. 138-161. Æ Drachm (23.06g). Laureate bust right/Tyche standing, head left, wearing kalathos and holding rudder and cornucopia, LE = year 5. Emm-1685, M-1716. VG. $45


55647 *ROMAN EGYPT. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Æ Drachm (24.19g). Laureate and draped bust right/Triptolemos in biga of serpents, with sack of seeds, LI = year 14 = 150/151 AD. E-1683, Datt-2904. F-VF. $545


55658 *ROMAN EGYPT. Faustina Sr., daugher of Antoninus Pius. Bi Tetradrachm (11.92g). Draped bust of Faustinba, Sr. with hair in bun/Draped and radiate bust of Helios right, L I Θ = year 19 = 155/156 AD. Emm-1946 (R5), Datt-3249, Curtis unlisted. Fine, but flaw at 12 to 2 on reverse. Rare type! $100


55648 *ROMAN EGYPT. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180. Bi Tetradrachm (13.54g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left/Moneta stg l., hldg scales in r. hand, scepter in left, money bags at feet, LΓ = yr. 3 -162/163 AD. C-X729, E-2066, M-2456. VF. Rare.$500


55650 *ROMAN EGYPT. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (11.93g). Laureate head right/Nike flying right, holding wreath and palm, LΔ = year 4 = 221/222 AD (or perhaps LA year 1.) Rare type. C-975, E-2939, Köln-2329. Nice Fine. $300


55651 *ROMAN EGYPT. Severus Alexander. 222-235. Bi Tetradrachm (12.95g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Dikaiosyne stg. l., hldg cornucopia & scales, LΔ to left, year 4, 224/225 AD.. C-1057, E-3096, M-2918. VF. $165


55654 *ROMAN EGYPT. Gordian III. 238-244. Bi Tetradrachm (10.94g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right/Laureate bust of Zeus right, L - Z = year 7 =243/244 AD. C-X-1307, E-3432 (R2), M-3464. VF, obv. bit porous. $115


ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS

54389 *ROME. Constantine the Great. 307-337. Æ Centenionalis (2.82g.). Laureate bust right, wearing robes & holding eagle tipped scepter/Altar inscribed VOT IS XX in 3 lines, globe on top, PTR in ex. Trier mint. SR-16174, RIC-7, 305. Gd VF. $45


54388 *ROME. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. Æ Centenionalis (2.99g . Her bust right/Helena standing left, holding branch in r. hand & supporting dress in left. AMALA Alexandria mint. SR-16629, RIC-7, 38. GVF, bit porous. $50


51347 *ROME. Valentinian I. 364-375. Æ3 (2.42g) of Cyzicus . Bust right/Emp. stg., facing head right, holding standard and victory on globe, SMKA in ex. RIC-9, 10a (Rare). Nice VF. $35


54663 *ROME. Theodosius I. 379-394 AD. Æ3 (1.74g) of Siscia. Bust right/Emperor standing right, head left, dragging captive & holding Chi-Rho banner. VF, green patina. $45


MODERN (1509-1973) WORLD COINS, TOKENS, JETONS AND MEDALS

55714 *AUSTRIA. Vienna, 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. Mautner-Markhof was a well-known brewery and restaurant in Vienna. The family lost the business in the late 1930's because of their "Jewish Blood".$449


21953 *AUSTRIA. Max Reinhardt. 1973. Silver 40mm (.900) . His facing bust/Theater in Vienna/A major figure in German & Austrian Theater, this was struck for the 100th anniversary of his birth. He left Austria in the mid-1930's and emigrated first to Great Britain and then the United States.. Toned Unc. $32


55716 *GERMANY. Isidor Simon 100th Birthday. 1905. Æ 60 x 40mm . His bust 1/2 left, "1805-12.Mai -1905"/Crowned "breast-plate", 10 line legend extolling his virtues. He died in 1906. HCZ-1355. EF. $260


55712 *GREAT BRITAIN. Cornwell. ND (1873). Brass 27mm one Sack. "St. Issey, S[amuel] Tregaskis", around " One Sack"/Ship at Mill Station. Mayne/Williams -7. F, usual piercing. $60


55715 *GREAT BRITAIN. 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 Portraits, page-85, Shekel-18, 3, 31. EF, but corrosion and bumps.$260


52011 *LITHUANIA. Sigismund I of Poland. (15)13. AR Half Groschen (1.22g). Knight charging left/Eagle. Gum-507. Ch. toned EF-AU, somewhat softly struck. $50


53837 *MALTA. Ramon Despuig. 1737. 2 Tari. Crown above arms of Despuig which divides value/Maltese cross, star in angles. KM (5th edition) erroneously lists as copper, but this is silver.. KM-201, Restelli-21. aVF. $200


54240 *MEXICO. Ferdinand VII. 1818 Mo JJ. 8 Reales. Bust right/Crowned arms between pillars. KM-111, Cr-121. Toned F/VF, a few old scratches under obverse toning. $100


54108 *MEXICO. Ferdinand VII. 1821 Mo JJ. 8 Reales. Bust right/Crowned arms, pillars to either side. KM-111, Cr-121. F/VF. $100


55711 *NETHERLANDS. Dordrecht. 1593. Æ Jeton (30mm, 6.25g). On the taking of Gertruidenberg in Brabant by Maurice of Orange-Nassau. View of town, fortress, camp and coast with ships in port/7 line legend. Neumann-34387, van Loon-I, 430, Duig-3325. EF, some light scratches. $85


53823 *NETHERLANDS. Nijmegen. (16)90. Rijderschelling (6 Stuivers). Knight with sword on horseback right, mintmark "Moor's head"/Crowned arms divide 6-S and 9-0. KM-26.1. Fine, some planchet flaking. $55


55710 *NETHERLANDS. Utrecht. 1591. Æ Jeton (31.5mm, 7.08g). City of Nijmegen across river, Fort Knotsembourgh surrounded by tents/9-line legend, small arms of Utrecht above, date below. Dugn-3279, Neumann-34366, Van Loon I, 413. VF/F, flan flaws. $85


55721 *PALESTINE. British Mandate. 1933. 20 Mils. Semi-key date. Y-5, KM-5. Fine. $55


55723 *PALESTINE. British Mandate. 1933. 50 Mils . Semi-key date. Y-6, KM-6. Fine. $45


55724 *PALESTINE. British Mandate. 1934. 50 Mils. Key date. Y-6, KM-6. VF. $70


55725 *PALESTINE. British Mandate. 1940. 100 Mils. Y-7, KM-7. Lightly toned Ch. EF. $72


52239 *POLAND. Sigismund I. 1509. Half Groschen. Crown, legend and date around/Eagle, legend around. Gum-480. F-VF, some weak spots. $40


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