Minilist 28 - February 11, 2014

Mostly Roman Provincials

Our 28th Mini-List has been delayed a few days for which we apologize. We had a show this past weekend and needed a day or so to catch up on our rest. This list, slightly smaller than the previous few, contains mainly ancient coins new to our inventory. Most are Roman Provincials from a couple of different collections. All are photographed.


*54197 *Boeotia. Thespai. 146-127 BC. Æ14 (4.06g). Veiled female head right (Arsinoe?)/Lyre surmounted by shield, all in laurel-wreath. SG-2461, BMC-15. VF/F. $40


*55778 *Hispania. Carteia, Germanicus and Drusus. Struck under Tiberius. 14-37 AD. Æ18.5 (4.14g). [GER]MANICO - ET DRVSO Head of Fortuna to right/CAESAR[IBVS IIII VIR C]ART Rudder. RPC-123. Gd Fine. Ex Frank Sternberg purchased by "AK" in 1976. $85


*55776 *Sicily. Panormos, Tiberius. 14-38 AD. Æ22 (7.77g). PANORMITANORVM Head of Tiberius to right/AVGVS. Veiled female (Livia?) head right. Rare. RPC-642, SNG Cop-562. Fine, somewhat porous. Ex Frank Sternberg, sold to "AK" 1973. $100


*55818 *Macedonia. Amphipolis, Domitian. 81-96. Æ19.5 (4.65g). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC Laureate head of Domitian to right/ΑΜΦΙΠΟ-Λ[ΙΤ]ΩΝ. Artemis Tauropolos stg left, holding long torch & branch; behind her, shield. RPC-II, 341, SNG Cop-100. VF/F, centered, but very rough surfaces. Ex M&M Basel, purchased by "AK" in 1969. $75


*55786 *Macedonia. Koinon, Claudius. 41-54 AD.. Æ24 (8.85g).ΤΙ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ - [ΚΑΙΣΑΡ]. Head of Claudius to left/ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ around Macedonian shield. RPC-1612, SNG Cop-1334. VG/F, porous. $85


*56042 *Dacia. Philip I. 244-249 (year 3). Æ29 (16.93g). Laureate,draped & cuirassed bust right IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG/Dacia stg l., hldg standards of the legions V (with eagle) and XIII (with lion); AN III in ex. PROV-INC-IA D-ACIA. SGI-3873, BMC-3, 16. VF, brown-green patina, somewhat rough. Ex CNG Sale 159, #109. Ex Garth Drewry coll. $90


*56041 *Moesia Inferior. Nicopolis ad Istrum, Diadumenian. 217-218 AD. Æ16 (2.61g). Bare head right K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNIΝΟΣ/NIKO ΠOLIT ΩNΠOC ICTΡΩ in 4 lines. (There is another variety with the last letter on a fifth line). AMNG-1891, VARB-3615. VF, brown surfaces. Ex CNG Sale 158, Lot #131. $60


*56046 *Phrygia. Temenothyrae, Time of Gallienus. 3rd Century AD. Æ24 (8.86g). Draped bust of Senate right/ Athena standing right, holding spear and resting on shield. Rare locale, seldom seen. BMC-411, 17. VF. Ex CNG Sale 77, #77. $169


*56045 *Cilicia. Augusta. Livia wife of Augustus. 14-29 AD (yr. 11). Æ17 (3.98g). Diademed and draped bust right; bead and reel border/Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. Rare. SNG Lev-1242, RPC-4011.5 this coin. VF, glossy dark green patina. Ex CNG Sale 106, #181. $240


*56048 *Syria, Cyrrhestica. Beroea, Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Silver Tetradrachm (12.71g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right/Eagle stg,head left, wreath in beak, palm to left (B-E) flanking winged animal between legs. Bell-88, Prieur-889. Ch. VF, but on small flan. Ex CNG Sale 149, #269. Ex Garth Drewry collection. $175


*56050 *Syria. Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, Vespasian. 69-79 (year 2?). Silver Tetradrachm (14.99g). Laureate head right, lituus below chin/Eagle stg. left on club, Palm before. Prieur-114, RPC-1946. F-VF, slight doublng of obverse portait. $145


*56053 *Syria. Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, Philip I. 244-249. Bi Tetradrachm (11.81g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right /Eagle standing right, wings spread. ANTIOXA SC in ex. Year 3. Prieur-375, SNG Cop-264. Toned VF, light porosity. Good silver for such a late issue . $120


*56054 *Syria. Seleucis & Pieria, Antioch, Trebo Gallus & Volusian 251-253. Æ30 (17.72g). Laur. draped bust of Gallus facing. right, confronting radiate, dr., cuir bust of Volusian/Tetra-style temple of Tyche, river-god Orontes swimming at feet; above , ram leaping right, head left; E above. BMC-656v, SNG Cop-293. VF, brown surface, somewhat porous. $85


*55736 *Roman Egypt. Agrippina Jr., 4th wife of Claudius. (52/53 AD), year 13. Æ Diobol (10.65g, 23.5mm). Draped bust of Agrippina with ears of corn r.,ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑ [CΕΒΑCΤΗ]/Bust of Euthenia right, year 13. Emm-103, RPC-5194, Cop-89, Milne-124. Good, rare. $90


*55738 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68. Silver Tetradrachm (12.60g) . Laureate head of Nero right, ΝΕΡ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ - ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ AY[TO]/Emp seated on throne left, hldg spear, year 3, ΠΡΟΝ • ΝΕΟΥ ΣΕ-ΒΑΣΤΟΥ. Scarce sub-type with a dot betweens N's in reverse legend. This type (all dates) is usually found porous! Emm-120v, C-110, Milne-145. VF, but typically porous for this issue. Ex H.H. Kricheldorf XV, Stuttgart 16 June 1965, 1769. $175


*55741 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68, year 5. Silver Tetradrachm (13.02g). Laureate head of Nero right, ΝΕΡ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ - ΣΕΒA ΓΕΡ (AYTO)/Ρω-ΜΗ Roma seated to left, holding Nike and sword in scabbard; date in r. field. Very rare. C-156, M-177, Emm-132. Toned VF, bit grainy. Purchased from Rigö Münzhandlung, Konstanz 1964 $750


*55737 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68. Bi Tetradrachm . His radiate head right, [Ν]ΕΡ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ - ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ AVTO/Draped bust of Octavia right, LΓ = year 3, OKTAOYIA - ΣΕΒΑΣΤOY. Emm-127, Cop-91, Cur-133, M-133. VF. $450


*55744 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68, year 9. Æ Diobol (26mm, 9.26g). ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙC CΕΒ ΓΕΡ A[YT]O Laureate head of Nero to right./L ENA-TOY (= year 9) Eagle on branch to right, head reverted. Very rare. Emm-150 (R5), Datt (II)-6663. Ch. VF, green patina! Ex Niggeler collection and ex- stock of Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel 1972. $750


*55742 *Roman Egypt. Nero. 54-68, year 8. Æ Obol (21mm, 5.65g). [ΝΕΡ ΚΛΑV] ΚΑΙC CΕΒ Γ[ΕΡ] Laureate head of Nero to right/Roma stg. to left, holding patera, shield and spear, date LH in left field. Rare type and denomination! M-207, E-158, Cop-108. F/VG, rev. rough. $139


*56026 *Roman Egypt. Probus. 276-282 AD. Bi Tetradrachm (8.14g). Laureate and draped bust right/Eagle stg. right, wings open, wreath in beak L-Δ = year 4 = 278/279 AD. Scarce date. Curtis-1855, Milne-4587, Emm-3981. GVF. $59


*56027 *Roman Egypt. Carinus. 282-283. Æ Tetradrachm (5.75). Laureate bust right/Tyche stg. left, crowned with modius, holding rudder and cornucopiae , year 1. Cur-1925, Milne-4667, Emm-4012. Nice VF, scarce. $89


*56030 *Roman Egypt. Diocletian. 284-305 AD (286/7). Æ Tetradrachm (8.93g). Laureate bust right/ Tyche stg, facing, head left, hldg cornucopia & rudder, LΓ (= year 3) to right. Cur-2025, Milne-4821, Emm-4082. Nice VF. $75


*56031 *Roman Egypt. Diocletian. 284-305 AD. Æ Tetradrachm (7.74g). Laureate bust right/Zeus seated left, himation over left shoulder, patera in right hand, long at left, eagle at feet, LH =year 8. Cur-2047, Milne-5012, Emm-4089. Nice VF. $69


*56035 *Roman Egypt. Maximianus. 285-305. Æ Tetradrachm (8.27g). Laureate bust right/Eirene stg. left, holding laurel branch in right hand, scepter in left, star in field, LA = year 1. Curtis-2066, Dat-5860, M-4796, Emm-4113. Near EF, small flan flaw. $90


*53901 *Great Britain. George III. Apprentice Boys of Derry. 1814. WM 41mm by W.S. Mossop. Bust slightly left of George Walker, Defender of Derry 1688/Soldiers before a coastal garrison flying British flag, beyond a ship at sea. NO Surrender. BHM-855, Eimer-1060. VF+, looped, some nicks. $75


*54700 *Mexico. Philip V. 1735/3. 2 Reales, Pillar type. Pillars to either side of crowned globe/Crowned shield. Overdate. KM-84. VF+, a few scrapes over globe, small edge flaw above H. $100


*53368 *Southern Rhodesia. Elizabeth II. 1954. Penny. Elusive one year type. Y-36, KM-29. Brown EF. $60


*53822 *Spain. Barcelona, Philip III. 1612. Half Real (Half Croat). Bust of Philip left/Cross, reverse legend reads BARCINOVITAS. C&C-Type 42, KM-11. VF. $45


*55358 *Spain. Joseph Napoleon. 1808 - AI. 20 Reales of Madrid. Bare-headed bust left/Crowned arms. Uncommon date. KM-551.2, D-308. Cleaned F, bumps. $165


*51677 *Turkey. Muhammad V. 1327/3 (1911). 2 Kurush of Salonika. Mint Visit coin. Luster under toning. Scarce as such. KM-808. Ch. toned Unc. $130


*52829 *Turkey. Mohammad V. 1327/1. 2 Piastres or Kurush. Bursa mint visit. Y48a, KM-785, Haffner p.175. Nice Au-Unc. $90


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