Minilist 27 - February 2, 2014

52 coins at fixed prices, all photographed, featuring ancient, medieval and modern coins

Our 2nd mini-list of 2014 contains 52 coins at fixed prices, all photographed, featuring ancient, medieval and modern coins. Most of the coins were listed previously but we've reduced the sale price with discounts ranging from 10% to 50%. In addition there is a handful of new additions to our inventory. The coins are listed in our usual order, Judaean, Greek, Roman and world and medieval coinage.

*55112 *Judaea. 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. $800


*50473 *Judaea. Yehud. Hellenistic Period. Ptolemy I. 305-282 BC. AR 1/4 Obol (.15 gram). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right struck from worn die/Eagle with wings spread, half turned left, standing on thunderbolt, YHDH in paleo-Hebrew. H-438, TJC-438. Fr/Nice VF. $350


*55117 *Judaea. Coponius, Procurator under Augustus. 27 BC - 14 AD. Æ Prutah (2.07g.). Ear of grain/Eight-branched palm tree, dated year 3 (5/6 AD). The first procurator who issued coins and the most difficult procurator to find. H-1328, TJC-311. Choice VF. $275


*54662 *Judaea.Pontiius Pilate, Procurator under Tiberius. 26-36 AD. Æ Prutah (1.64g). LIS (retrograde Z) in wreath. Year 17 - 30/31 AD/Lituus. H-1342a, TJC-33b. F.VF, one flat edge. $90


*54658 *Judaea. Jewish War (First Revolt). 66-70 (year 3). Silver Shekel (14.19g). Shekel of Israel around chalice with pearled rim, "Year 3"/Jerusalem the Holy around sprig of 3 pomegranates. Top of pomegrante points to Yod. H-1361, AJC-18v, Sofaer-29. Toned EF/Ch. EF, obverse a bit o.c. $5750


*55559 *Judaea. Aelia Capitolina, Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ32 (16.37g). Bust of Elagabalus right/ She-wolf, nursing twins, PF in exergue. Scarce large coin.. Mesh-117, CHL-101, Ros-73. aF, bit rough. $170


*55120 *Samaria. Caesarea, 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. $100


*55126 *Decapolis. Gadara, Claudius. 41-54. Æ16 (4.68g). Bare-headed bust right/Turreted bust of Tyche right, In front LHP = 108 = 44/45 AD. Ros-21, Sp-16. Ch. VF. Much nicer than most seen. $240


*55735 *Samaria. Neaoplis, Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD (yr. 4). Æ23 (10.77g). Laureate bust right, AYT[OK] KAI AYP OV HPOC CЄB/Statue of Zeus Helioplites facing, hldg whip in r. hand, 2 grain ears in left, foreparts of bulls flanking, [ΦΛ] NЄACΠOΛ Є CYPIAC ΠAΛAICTI. R-22v, Sofaer-61v. Gd VF, green patina. $650


*53864 *Decapolis. Pella. Commodus. 177-192. Æ23.5 (11.48g). Laureate bust right/Tyche seated right on rock, holding reed of corn, river-god swimming below, dated 246 = 182/3. Ros-8, Spjk-7. Gd. Fine, green-brown patina. $475


*51659 *Arabia Petraea, Petra. Hadrian. 117-138. Æ25 (11.64). Laureate bust right, K- to either side/Tyche, wearing turreted crown, seated l. on rock, holding trophy, K- Θ to either side. Year 29 = 134/135 AD. Sp-5, Ros-5. Nice VF. $175


*53848 *Arabia Petraea. Petra, Commodus. 177-192. Æ16.5 (4.01g). Laureate bust of Commodus right/3-line legend in wreath. Very rare type, only the 2nd we've had (and the nicest). Ros-18, Spjk-26. VF. $350


*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. $275


*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. $150


*55249 *Sicily. Himera. c. 460-450 BC. Silver Tetras (1/4 Obol .18g). Bearded Male Head right/3 Pellets. Le Rider Pl. 24, #39, NAC, 46, 193. F/VF, grainy. Very Rare. $260


*55247 *Macedonian Kings. Alexander III, the Great. 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm (17.20g). Head of Hercules, with features of Alexander, clad in lion's skin right/Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle & scepter, Athena Promachos to left. Struck at Amphilos in Macedonia. Struck just after his death in 323-320 BC. Price-109. Attractive EF, some dark areas on reverse. $610


*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. $125


*50125 *Boetia. Thebes. 387-374 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.41). Boetian shield/Amphora in incuse square. SNG Cop-262. aVF. $100


*54697 *Persia. Successors of Darius I. c. 450-330 BC. AR Siglos (5.39g). Half-length figure of great king holding spear and bow, punch mark behind/Oblong punch, with a couple of banker's marks. . SG-4682. Fine, well centered. $59


*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 $80


*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. $200


*55246 *Ptolemaic egypt Kings. Ptolemy I, Soter. 305-282 BC. Æ24 (11.75g). Head of Alexander the Great right, clad in lion's skin with horn of Zeus-Amoon above /Eagle standing left on thunderbolt . SG-7765, BMC-66ff. VG-F, light scratches reverse. $50


*55550 *Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy IV Philopator. 221-205 BC. Æ26.5, (13.22g). Head of Zeus-Ammon right/Eagle on thunderbot left, wings open. SNG Cop-230. VF. $125


*55916 *Rome Republic. M. Sergius Silus. 116-115 BC. Silver Denarius (3.86g). Helmeted head of Roma right, EX SC before, ROMA & XVI monogram (mark of value) behind/Hoseman galloping left, hldg swrod and severed Gallic head in hand, M SERGI below SILVS in ex. Sergia-1, SR-163, Syd-534. GVF, bit o.c. $150


*55904 *Rome Republic. C. Claudius Pulcher. 110-109 BC. Silver Brockage Denarius (3.87g). Helmeted head of Roma right/Incuse of obverse. Claudia-1, SR-177. Toned VF. $150


*55915 *Rome Republic. L. Flaminius Chilo. 109-108 BC. Silver Denarius (3.83g). Head of Roma right, X (partially off-flan) below chin, ROMA behind head/Victory in biga right, holding wreath, L FLAMINI below (CILO) in ex.. Flaminia-1, SR-179. VF. $119


*55903 *Rome Republic. M. Herennius. 108-107 BC. Silver Denarius (3.83g). Diademed head of Pietas right; Q before, PIETAS behind/Amphinomus advancing right, carrying his father. M HERENNI on left. (Saving his father from a Mt. Etna eruption). Herennia-1, SR-185. VF. $169


*55913 *Rome Republic. 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. $175


*55900 *Rome republic. L. Marcius Censorinus. 82 BC. Silver Denarius (3.78g). Laureate head of Apollo right/The satyr, Marsyas, walking l, right arm raised, carrying a wine-skin over l. shoulder, column behind. L CENSOR. Marcia-24, SR-281. VF, a tad wavy. $150


*55910 *Rome Republic. D. Junius Brutus Albinus. 48 BC. Silver Denarius (3.92g). Head of Pietas right PIETAS behind/Two clasped hands holding winged caduceus ALBINVS BRVTIF. Postumia-10, SR-427. VF, struck a bit weakly on reverse. $165


*55905 *Rome Republic. C. Considius Paetus. 46 BC. Silver Denarius (3.96g). Laureate head of Apollo right; A behind all in border of dots/Curule chair, garlanded, on which lies wreath. C CONSIDE above and PAETI in ex.. Considia-2, SR-455. Nice toned VF. Scarce. $199


*54317 *Rome. Trajan. 98-117. AR Denariius. His laureate bust right/Victory, naked to waist, standing left, leaning on column, holding wreath and palm. BMC-227, RSC-425, RIC-194. Choice EF+. Scarce reverse type. In specially designed colored case with pictures statues of Trajan and Plotina to either side by Capital Plastics. $250


*54318 *Rome. Julia Maesa, Grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. AR Denariius. Her draped bust right/Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding box of incense. SR-7754, RIC-263. Choice toned EF+. In specially designed colored case with pictures statues ofher grandsons to either side by Capital Plastics. $200


*53801 *Anglo-Gallic. Aquitaine: Edward the Black Prince. 1362-72. Hardi d'argent of Poiters . Half-length figure of the Prince/Long cross divides legend. El-205b. aVF, natural split on rev. Ex S. George Tucker, sold by Owl (the late John Barton) 10/81, #154. $175


*53802 *Anglo-Gallic. France: Henry VI. 1422-1453. AR Grand Blanc aux Ecus. Shields of France and England, name above/Latin cross, fleur-de-lis to left, leopard to right. Leopard mintmark above (Rouen mint). El-287. VF. $270


*55304 *Annam. (Vietnam) Tu Duc. ND (1848-53). Silver 1 1/2 Tien. Silver Bar Coinage. "Tu Duc nien tao" (made in the Tu Duc era. Design on edge/"Gia tien nhat quan" (monetary value one Quan). KM-481, Schr-340. VF, hole at edge in middle. $150


*54207 *Belgium. Brabant. Johann III. 1312-55. Silver Esterlin. 4 lions in shield/Cross. DeMay-193, de Witte-350. VF. $50


*51758 *Bolivia. Republic. 1852. 1/4 Sol (Quartilla). Llama standing right in plain field, POTOSI below/ Mountain peak. One year type. Struck slightly soft in center, but much nicer than most. Y1, KM-111. Toned Unc. $85


*55591 *Ceylon. Anonymous, Chola Invasion Period. c. 990-1070. Gold Kahavanu (4.41g). King seated right, legend below raised arm "The fortunate Lord of Ceylon"/Standing king with symbols. MNIS-825, Fr-1. EF. $275


*52231 *Crusaders. Antioch, Bohemond II, Minority. 1149-1163. AR Denier (.85g). Bare head right, roundish head with sharp eye/Cross pattee. CCS-23. VF+. $150


*55353 *Crusaders. Cyprus, Hugh I. 1205-1218. Bi Denier (.53g). Cross, crescents and pellets in 1st & 4th quarters, pellets in 2nd and 3rd/Gateway with three battlements and door. CCS-12. aVF, small chip. $150


*54218 *Denmark. Gluckstadt. Christian V. 1694. 8 Skilling. Crowned Monogam/Denomination and date. KM-80.2, Hede-127a. VF+,but edge flaw. $100


*53438 *France. Louis XIV. 1695-I. Half Ecu Aux Palms. Limoges mint. Wolf under bust, overstruck over previous coin. Gad-185, KM-295. VG/aVF. $250


*55232 *France. Louis XVI. Constitutional type. 1791, L'An-3. 30 Sols (1/4 Ecu) of Paris. Bare head left, Fox left privy mark below./Winged genius of France standing right, inscribing tablet set on column to right, harp privy mark. KM-606, Cr-91. Toned VF-EF, usual light adj. marks on rev. Couple of minor spots of porosity obv.. $150


*55226 *France. 1st Empire, Napoleon as Emperor. (1808)-BB (Strasbourg). 5 Centimes. Large N within circle within wreath. One year type which was an "Essai" that circulated/Denomination, mint-mark. sheaf of wheat in circle, Bit rough on rim. KM-689, Cr-149. VF, but for rough rim. $135


*55364 *Germany, Augsburg, Buckhard von Ellerbach. 1373-1404. Silver Hand Heller (.59g). Hand/ Cross, with dot at each arm. Bonhoff-1926, Reichmann-2070, Saurma-1438. Nice EF for type. $85


*55542 *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.. $250


*27529 *Germany. Saxony, Ernst, Wilhem, Albrecht & Margarete (14)75. AR Half Groschen. Shield with lion, date as λ7/Arms/Unlisted by Frey in this denomination. Saurma-4396. Ch. VF. $135


*27530 *Germany. Saxony, Ernst and Albrecht. (14)82. Fürstengroschen. Shield with lion and arms of Landsberg 82/Shield of Chur-Sachsen. Frey-232, Saurma-4400, Lev-I-185. Nice VF. $225


*52212 *Great Britain. Anne (after Union with Scotland). 1709. Half Crown. Octavo on edge. S-3604, KM-525.1. Toned VF. $449


*55539 *Great Britain. George III. 1820 . Crown . Laureate head right/St. George slaying dragon. LX on edge. KM-675, S-3787. Nice toned VF+, sm. rev ed. bump. $300


*55540 *Great Britain.Victoria. 1844. Crown . Young head left/Crowned Shield, Cinquegoil. Regnal year VIII. S-3882, KM-741. Fine, rim bumps, scratches reverse. $150


End of Sale.