Auction 51 – 5 March 2017, from 05:00 PM CET

 

THRACE. Byzantion. Trihemidrachm or 9 Oboles (Circa 240-220 BC). Antipatros, magistrate.

THRACE. Byzantion. Trihemidrachm or 9 Oboles (Circa 240-220 BC). Antipatros, magistrate.

Obv: Veiled and wreathed head of Demeter right.
Rev: ΠY / EΠI ANTIΠATPOY.
Poseidon seated right on rocks, holding trident and aphlaston; monogram to right.

Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 62; SNG Copenhagen 487; Numismatik Naumann 49, lot 74; Gitbud & Naumann 34, lot 40.

Very rare denomination.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 5.49 g.
Diameter: 17 mm.

KINGS OF THRACE (Macedonian). Lysimachos (305-281 BC). Tetradrachm. Byzantion.

KINGS OF THRACE (Macedonian). Lysimachos (305-281 BC). Tetradrachm. Byzantion.

Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing horn of Ammon.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΛYΣIMAXOY.
Athena seated left on throne, holding Nike and spear over shoulder. Controls: Monogram to inner left, BY below throne; in exergue, filleted trident left.

Marinescu issue 132; Müller 195.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 16.54 g.
Diameter: 35 mm.

LYDIA. Apollonis. Eumenes III (Aristonikos) (Pretender to the throne of Pergamon, 132-130 BC). Cistophor. Dated year 4 (of his revolt = 130 BC).

LYDIA. Apollonis. Eumenes III (Aristonikos) (Pretender to the throne of Pergamon, 132-130 BC). Cistophor. Dated year 4 (of his revolt = 130 BC).

Obv: Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath.
Rev: AΠOΛ.
Bowcase between two serpents. Controls: to outer left, laureate head of Zeus left; to outer right, laureate head of Dionysos right; BA to inner left, EY to inner right, Δ (date) in middle.

Kleiner & Noe Series 3, 2-4; Pinder 137.

Very rare

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 12.10 g.
Diameter: 25 mm.

ACHAEMENID EMPIRE. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II (Circa 420-375 BC). GOLD Daric. Sardes.

ACHAEMENID EMPIRE. Time of Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II (Circa 420-375 BC). GOLD Daric. Sardes.

Obv: Persian king in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow, with quiver over shoulder.
Rev: Rectangular incuse punch.

Carradice Type IIIb, Group C.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 8.36 g.
Diameter: 15 mm.

LYDIA. Thyatira. Commodus (177-192). Medallion. M. Aur. Athenaios, strategos.

LYDIA. Thyatira. Commodus (177-192). Medallion. M. Aur. Athenaios, strategos.

Obv: ΑV ΚΑΙ M ΑVΡH ΚOΜΜOΔOС.
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠI CTPA M AVP AΘHNAIOV / ΘVATЄIPHNΩN.
Asclepius standing facing, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff; to right, Apollo standing slightly left, holding branch and bipennis.

RPC IV online 8494; Mabbott 1851-2.

Very rare, with RPC online citing just four examples. Likely the finest known.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 39.81 g.
Diameter: 44 mm.

ANTONINUS PIUS (138-161). GOLD Aureus. Rome.

ANTONINUS PIUS (138-161). GOLD Aureus. Rome.

Obv: IMP T AEL CAES HAD ANTONINVS.
Bareheaded and draped bust right.
Rev: AVG PIVS P M TR P COS II.
Pietas standing right, holding acerrum and raising hand over lighted and garlanded altar to right.

RIC 24b var. (obv. legend).

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 6.95 g.
Diameter: 18 mm.

DIVA FAUSTINA I (Died 140/1). Denarius. Rome.

DIVA FAUSTINA I (Died 140/1). Denarius. Rome.

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA.
Draped bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS.
Draped throne against which rests sceptre; before, peacock standing right.

RIC 353 (Pius).

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 3.51 g.
Diameter: 18 mm.

LUCIUS VERUS (161-169). Medallion. Rome.

LUCIUS VERUS (161-169). Medallion. Rome.

Obv: L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS IMP II TR P V COS II.
Laureate and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: Hercules standing slightly right, head left, raising hand to head and holding club and lion skin; tree to left, altar to right.

Gnecchi 27 and pl. 75, 1; Hess-Divo 309, lot 171.

Very rare

Condition: Fine, rough surfaces.

Weight: 49.79 g.
Diameter: 42 mm.

CONSTANTIUS II (337-361). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

CONSTANTIUS II (337-361). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVGV.
Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield with horseman motif.
Rev: GLORIA REI PVBLICAE / CONS.
Roma and Constantinopolis, with foot set upon throne, seated facing on double throne, each holding sceptre and between them a shield inscribed VOT / XXX / MVLT / XXXX.

RIC 96; Depeyrot 3/4.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.47 g.
Diameter: 21 mm.

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I and CHRISTOPHER (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I and CHRISTOPHER (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

Obv: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM ✷.
Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne.
Rev: ROMAҺ ЄT XPISTOFO AЧGG Ь.
Crowned facing busts of Romanus and Christopher holding patriarchal cross between them.

Sear 1745.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 4.24 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.

ISLAMIC. Ağ Qoyunlu. Anonymous issue (1378-1501). Ae Fals.

ISLAMIC. Ağ Qoyunlu. Anonymous issue (1378-1501). Ae Fals.

Obv: Lion advancing right; personification of sun in background.
Rev: Flag (tamgha) of the Ağ Qoyunlu.

Album 2563A.

Condition: Near very fine.

Weight: 3.23 g.
Diameter: 25 mm.

HUNGARY. Leopold I (1657-1705). GOLD 5 Ducats (1703-NB). Nagybánya (Baia Mare).

HUNGARY. Leopold I (1657-1705). GOLD 5 Ducats (1703-NB). Nagybánya (Baia Mare).

Obv: LEOPOLDVS D G RO I S AVG GER HV BO REX.
Laureate, draped and armored bust right.
Rev: ARCHIDVX AVS DVX BVR MAR MOR CO TY.
Imperial double eagle, holding sword and sceptre, with crown above and coat-of-arms on breast.

Huszár 1295; Friedberg 134.

Very rare

Condition: Very fine, soldered clasp.

Weight: 16.25 g.
Diameter: 46 mm.


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