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Harlan J. Berk. Ltd. 

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The Closing Date is March 25, 1997 





Harlan J. Berk, Ancients • Lisa Legler, Ancients • Aaron Berk, Antiquities 
Curtis Clay, Roman • Jim Raye, Foreign Coins, 1500 to date • Photos by James A. Simek 

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1. UNCERTAIN IONIA; Milesian Standard, 6th c. B.C., EL Hecte, 1 .1 7g. 

Weidauer-142, SNG von Aulock-1780. OBV: Bridled horse’s head left. RX: 
Incuse with raised pellets. Excellent horse's head wearing tack of the day. 
Used some 2500 years ago for horse fanciers, it is interesting to see there 
probably hasn't been much change. EF 2250 

2. UNCERTAIN IONIA; 550-500 BC, Diobol, 1.16g. Apparently unpublished. 

Calf head/lncuse. VF 1500 

3. LESBOS, MYTILENE; c. 377-326 BC, EL Hecte, 2.52g. Bodenstedt-90. 
Helmeted head of Athena/Owl within linear square. For those who are looking 
for a Athens gold with Athena/owl, which are well into the five figures, this is a 
poor-man's Athens struck in Lesbos. Very pleasant owl. About EF 1000 

4. ACHAEMENID PERSIA; 450-330 BC, Daric, 8. 39g. The obverse depiction is 
of the kneeling running king holding a spear in one hand and a bow in the 
other hand, wearing a crown. It is likely that these are issues of King Darius 
who was defeated by Alexander the Great. This example is particularly 
excellent, as are several others in this offering, in that the king's crown is 

visible. Mint State 2200 

5. Another; 8.33g. Larger flan. Point of spear weakly struck. Mint State 2200 

6. Another; 8.35g. Very well centered. Mint State 2200 

7. Another; 8.33g. Somewhat weakly struck, nevertheless, Mint State . 1600 

8. SICILY, SYRACUSE, AGATHOKLES; 317-289 BC, EL 100 Litrae, c. 310- 

306 BC, 6.86g. Jenkins, "Electrum Coinage at Syracuse" in Essays to 
Robinson, Grp. D, pi. 15,7 (same dies). Laureate head of Apollo with torch 
behind/Artemis with quiver over shoulder; torch behind. Reverse slightly 
double-struck producing an odd shape on the chin and a double line on the 
forehead. Both obverse and reverse are very bold and pleasant. Near EF. 
Rare 5750 

9. MACEDONIA, PHILIP II; 359-336 BC, Stater, c. 340-328 BC, Pella Mint, 

8.63g. LeRider-139. Kantharos symbol. Near F DC 3850 

10. THRACE, KOSON; 50-40 BC, Stater, 8.35g. BM-3, Cr-433/1 . RX: Consul 

proceeded and followed by lictors holding fasces. Obv. type inspired by the 
well-known denarius of Brutus struck in 54 BC. Mint State 1375 

11. Another; 8. 4lg. Mint State 1375 

12. CARTHAGE; 310-270 BC, EL Stater. Group V. Jenkins-288. Hairline of 

Tanit is a bit more complete than normal. The whole coin has excellent 
balance and symmetry, and is one of the more pleasant electrum staters of 
this issue we've handled. EF 1850 

13. EGYPT, PTOLEMY I; 323-285 BC, Hemidrachm, 1 75g. Sv-232. Bold high 

relief on obverse, though eye poorly struck. Reverse magnificent Mint State 
with near mirror surfaces. Normally, these small coins appear in the market 
with damage, not so in the case of this coin. Mint State 1500 

14. Another; 1.75g. Sharply struck expressive portrait. Usual small edge dings at 

nine and two o'clock on the obverse. Still, extremely pleasant. Near Mint 
State 1000 

15. SELEUCID, ANTIOCHOS II; 261-246 BC, Cut Gold Stater, 3.02fl. 

Excessively rare gold stater of Antiochos II. Without doubt, this coin was 
sheared in half by a jeweler who needed a little more gold for a ring or an 
earring, never knowing what we would think of him 2200 years or so later. 
What's left is Mint State 750 

16. EGYPT, PTOLEMY III EUERGETES; 246-21 1 BC, Octadrachm, Sidon, c. 

242 BC, 27.58g. Sv-1030. Ex Michael Price #85, Ex J. Pierpont Morgan, 
published by Raymond, 1953 #39. Numerous minor edge bumps on reverse 
as well as a long thin hairline extending from 1 1 to 5 o’clock. Svoronos lists 
only one specimen, if no others appeared since this volume was written, this 
would be the second specimen, but 1 904 wasn't exactly last week. VF 5350 

17. MARCUS AURELIUS as CAESAR; 161-180 BC, Aureus, 145-147 AD, 
7.07g. RIC-428a. RX: Hilaritas holding palm and cornucopias. Excellent 
portrait of the youthful emperor with luxuriant hair. EF with lustre. . . 3850 

18 JULIAN II; 361-363 AD, Solidus Cutdown for Jewelry thus underweight, 
Antioch, Officina B=2, 3.92g. RIC-195(R2). Otherwise, VF .... 500 

19. JOVIAN; 363-364 AD, Solidus Cutdown, Antioch, Officina r=3, 3.91 g. RIC- 

223 (R2). Cutdown for jewelry, therefore underweight. Graffiti in obverse 
field. Otherwise, VF 400 

20. VALENTINIAN I; 364-375 AD, Sol.Jus, Constantinople, 367-375 AD, 4.42g. 

RIC-25a (R2). Light abrasion on face of emperor. Minor graffiti elsewhere on 
coin. Good VF 550 

21. VALENTINIAN I; 364-375 AD, Solidus, Antioch, 364-367 AD, Officina 1=10. 

RIC-2a(c), RIC p. 269 quotes Officina I only from “Note in BM.” Graffiti “NIKA'' 
definitely written in ancient times as some of the incrustation and contact 
marks are in the engraved letters; “NIKA" is Greek for "conquer" or “be 
victorious” and can be interpreted as being addressed to the emperor or 
possibly a chariot driver in some local games. VF 600 

22. CONSTANTIUS II; 337-361 AD, Solidus, Nicomedia, 351-355 AD, Officina 

C=4, 4.42g. RIC-74 (R2). Face weakly struck, but armor and helmet nicely 
preserved. About VF 500 

23. CONSTANtlUS II; 337-361 AD, Solidus, Arles, c. 6 November 355 - Spring 
360, 4.40g. RIC-233 (R3). Rare Mint. Crude style typical of Franco-Romano 
mints. Very few examples recorded. Matte surface. Near Mint State 1500 

24. THEODOSIUS II; 402-450 AD, Solidus, Constantinople, 402-408 AD, 4 50g 

DO-295. Extremely sharp detail on reverse. Near Mint State . . 600 

25. THEODOSIUS II; 402-450 AD, Solidus, Constantinople, c. 430-440 AD. DO- 

379 but Off. A. Exquisite detail. Tip of nose and lips well-struck with no hint of 
flatness. Absolutely Mint State 650 

26. MARCIAN; 450-457 AD, Solidus. Berk-23, Ratto-217. Some minor dings on 

chin of emperor. Light grafitti to left of head. EF 575 

27. LEO I; 457-474 AD, Solidus, Constantinople, Officina T, 4. 50g. LRC-518-519, 

RIC-605. EF 500 

28. LEO I; 457-474 AD, Solidus, 4. 45g. Berk-13. Face of emperor weakly struck. 

Some obverse graffiti. Otherwise, Near VF 325 

29. JUSTINIAN I; 527-565 AD, Solidus, c. 542-565 AD, 4.47g. Berk-44. Mint 

State 400 

30. JUSTINIAN I; 527-565 AD, Solidus, c. 542-565 AD. Berk-44, Hahn-7. Mint 

State 250 

31. JUSTIN II; 565-578 AD, Solidus, Alexandria, 4.28g. Hahn-I3a. Slight weak 

strike on obverse. Mint State 1200 

32. JUSTIN II; 565-578 AD, Solidus, Alexandria. Hahn-143. Same obverse die 

as Hahn. Weakly struck obverse. Exquisite reverse. Mint State . . 1500 

33. JUSTIN II; 565-578 AD, Solidus. Berk-60, Hahn-4. Mint State . . . 275 

34. TIBERIUS II; 578-582 AD, Light weight Solidus 22 Siliqua, 4. 12g. DO-38, 

Hahn-5. Exceptional strike. Quite rare. Absolutely Mint State . . . 1500 






















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TIBERIUS II; 578-582 AD, Solidus, Ofticina Z, 4 44g. Hahn-4. Obverse 

shows minor weakness in striking. Mint State 450 

TIBERIUS II; 578-582 AD, Semissis. Berk-78, Hahn-7. Legend on left of 

obverse weakly struck. Mint State 200 

MAURICE; 582-602 AD, Solidus, 4.44g. Berk-82. Obverse flatly struck, 
lower left of obverse and corresponding reverse. Mint State ... 365 

MAURICE TIBERIUS; 582-602 AD, Lightweight Solidus 23 Siliqua, 4.28g. 

Berk-85, Hahn-1 1 . Scarce. Mint State 250 

MAURICE; 582-602 AD, 20 Siliqua, Sicily, 3. OOg. Hahn-29. Lips of emperor 
and lower portion of drapery weakly struck. This denomination is excessively 
rare with only two being recorded by Hahn. There is now a population of 9, 
most of which have been sold to collectors by this firm. Grierson originally 
thought CONXX meant Constantine in Numidia, 20-Siliqua. Hahn feels it is an 
issue of Sicily, and we agree. Though flatly struck in places. Mint State 1800 
FOCAS; 602-610 AD, Solidus, c. 603-607 AD. Berk-99, Hahn-7. Clear, 
sharp portrait. Nicely formed hand holding crucegir. Absolutely Mint State 350 
HERACLIUS; 610-614 AD, Jerusalem, Military Issue or Cyprus, c. 613-625 

AD, 4.38g. Hahn-77.4 (same dies). About EF 700 

HERACLIUS; 610-641 AD, Solidus, July-November 641 AD. Hahn-53. 
Magnificent strike. In fact, FDC 500 

CONSTANS II; 641-659AD, c. 667-668 AD. Hahn-39, Berk- 1 56. EF 575 
CONSTANTINE IV; 668-685 AD, Solidus, Constantinople, c. 
September/November 668-669 AD. Hahn-1. Extremely rare first issue of 
Constantine IV. Light grafitti to left of head. Worthy of the best collections and 
a parallel to DO-28, his first issue of large follies, reminiscent of the large 
follies of Justinian Year 12, 13, and 14. Good VF Very Rare .... 2200 

TIBERIUS III; 698-705 AD, Solidus, Officina B, 4. 24g. Berk-193, Hahn-1 . Die 
break on reverse. Lower right field full strike except for lips. Mint State 575 
PHILLIPCUS; November 4, 711 - June 3, 713 AD, Solidus, Sicily, 3.95g. 

Hahn-9. Extremely rare. Weakly struck. Good VF 3850 

CONSTANTINE V; 741-775 AD, Solidus, Syracuse, c. 751-776 AD. Berk-229, 

DO-1 5a. Mint State 1000 

Another; EF 300 

THEOPHILUS; 829-842 AD, Semissis, Syracuse, 1 ,77g. DO-26. NMS 425 
BASIL I AND CONSTANTINE; 867-886 AD, Solidus, 869-872 AD. Berk-266, 
DO-2b. Face of Constantine somewhat weak. Near Mint State . . . 300 

CONSTANTINE IX; 1042-1055 AD, Stamenon Nomisma. Berk-302. Mint 
State with full legends on obverse and reverse, which is quite unusual. 450 
CONSTANTINE IX; 1042-1055 AD, Stamenon Nomisma, c. 1054 AD, 4.37g 
Second Year of the Super Nova. Berk-306, DO-4a. This is the ever popular 
Super Nova issue. Stars and bust extremely sharp. Nose of emperor weakly 

struck, as is the face of Christ. VF/Near Mint State 2150 

CONSTANTINE IX; 1042-1055 AD, Tetarteron, Constantinople, 4. 03g. DOC- 

6.8. Nimbate bust of Christ. EF 900 

ISAAC I; 1057-1059 AD, Stamenon Nomisma, Constantinople. Berk-313, 
DO-2, Seaby-1 843. Face of emperor double struck. Otherwise, Mint State 750 
ISAAC I; 1057-1059 AD, Nomisma. Berk-312, DO-1 . Mint State . . 1350 

ALEXIUS I; 4 April 1081 - 15 August 1118 AD, Stamenon Nomisma, 
Thessalonica, 4.09g. Sear-1904, Hendy pi. 1 .9. Extremely Rare. Flan crack 
at four o'clock and two o'clock. Chip at eleven o'clock of obverse. Listed in 
Sear as extremely rare. Mint State 2000 

JOHN II COMNENUS; 1 1 1 8-1 1 43 AD, EL Aspron Trachy, 4.55g. Berk-344, 
BN-3, Hendy pi. 10,3, Sear-1942. Obv. weak. Otherwise, Mint State 250 
VASUDEVA I; 292-c. 312 AD, Dinar, Mint A, 7.98g. Gobi pi. 29, 509, 11-13A 
(all from same obv. die as ours). Face of king weakly struck. Mint State 600 
VASUDEVA I; 292-c. 312 AD, Dinar, Mint A, 8 OOg. Gobi, pi. 29, o09, 16 

(same rev. die). Beautifully struck. Mint State 600 

VASUDEVA I; 292-c. 312 AD, Dinar, Mint A, 8.02g. Gobi, pi. 29, 509, nos. 
17, 20-23, and 28-29 (all from same obv. die as ours). Sharp. Mint State 600 
VASUDEVA I; 292-C. 312 AD, Dinar, Mint A, 8.24g. Gobi, 509 (pi. 29-30). 

Beautifully struck. Mint State 600 

KANISKA II; 332-350 AD, Dinar, 7.91g. Gobi, pi. 51, 635, 1-9 (all from the 

same obv. die as ours). Mint State 575 

VASUDEVA II; c. 312-340 AD, Dinar, Mint C, 8.00g. Gobi, pi. 52, 640 A, 5 

(same obv. die). Wonderful detail. Mint State 650 

VASUDEVA II; c. 312-340 AD, Dinar, Mint C, 7.97g. Gobi, pi. 52, 640A, 7-8 

(same obv. die). Mint State 650 

MAMLUK, QA’ITBAY; 873-901/1468-1496, Ashrafi. VF 85 

Another; VF 85 

M-790. Fine+ 95 


68. CELTIC GAUL, SENONES; before 52 BC, Cast patin 18 mm. De la Tour- 

74l7(Veliocasses). See Scheer’s supplement for reattribution and date. 
Usual soft strike. EF 125 

69. CELTIC GAUL, LINGONES; before 52 BC, Cast patin 19/21 mm. De la 

Tour-8329. See Scheer's supplement for the dating. Unusual type. Usual 
soft strike. EF 275 

70. DANUBIAN CELTS; Didrachm, Imitation of Philip II and Alexander III, 6.74g. 

G6bl-300/10, Pink-304. VF for type 135 

71. Another; 6.84g. VF for type ... 135 

72. DANUBIAN CELTS; 100 BC-100 AD, Drachm, Imitation of Mithradates VI 

2 33g. Gbbl-595/2. VF for type 90 

73. Another; 2.95g. VF for type 90 


74. 380-345 BC, Stater. Vlasto-409. OBV: Naked horseman on stationary horse, 

herm in front. RX: Taras on dolphin holding an oenochoe. Interesting type 
with diadem herm on obverse. VF 385 

75. 334-330 BC, Stater. Vlasto-568. OBV: Naked rider throws lance. RX: Taras 
on dolphin holding distaff, waves beneath, standing eagle on left. VF/EF 400 

76. 334-330 BC, Stater. Vlasto-571. OBV: Naked rider throws lance. RX: Taras 
on dolphin holding distaff, waves beneath, standing eagle on left. VF/EF 400 

77. 334-330 BC, Stater. Vlasto-584. OBV: Naked rider throws lance. RX: Taras 
on dolphin holding distaff, hand extended, small dolphin above hand, waves 

beneath, ivy-leaf to right. VF/About EF 400 

78. 302-281 BC, Stater. Vlasto-677. OBV: Naked rider crowns standing horse. 

RX: Taras on dolphin holding kantharos. Softly struck. VF/Mint State 385 

79. 302-281 BC, Stater. Vlasto-679. OBV: Nike seizes horse with helmeted rider 
holding shield with two javelins on it. RX: Taras on dolphin rising, holding two 
javelins and shield. Unusual type depicting Taras standing on dolphin. VF 475 

80. 275-235 BC, Stater. Vlasto-836. OBV: Naked rider on horse with foreleg 

raised. RX: Taras on dolphin half-turned to viewer, with chlamys, holding 
trident, owl to right. Good VF 320 

81. 281-272 BC, Didrachm. Vlasto-851. About EF 375 

82. APULIA, ARPI; 215-212 BC, Triobol, 1.24g. NAC-8 #24, SNG COP-601. 

Excessively rare. Very few appearances of this coin have ever been recorded. 
Some flatness from striking. EF 650 

83. LUCANIA, HERACLEIA; c. 350 BC, Nomos, 7.95g. SNG ANS-68 (same 

dies). Athena wearing Attic helmet decorated with Scylla/Heracles standing 
facing holding club, bow, and lion's skin. Pleasant VF 450 

84. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM; 550-480 BC, Stater. Noe-193. VF/EF . 375 

85. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM; 335-300 BC, Stater. Noe-Class A, pi. 2, 7.2. 

OBV: Demeter wearing triple-drop earring, a filmy veil covers back of her 
head. RX: Barley ear. Good VF 850 

86. LUCANIA, THURIUM; 400-350 BC, Stater, 7.82g. Weak obv.. About EF 425 

87. LUCANIA, VELIA; 400-350 BC, Didrachm. Athena wearing crested helmet 

ornamented with a griffin/Lion walking. VF 275 

88 SICILY, AKRAGAS; 420-406 BC, Tetradrachm, 17.1 5g. Gulbenkian-163, 
SNG Lockett-715 (same dies). OBV: Eagle striking prostrate hare which lies 
upon a rock and conch shell. RX: Crab, murex, shell, giant ocean perch. 
This coin was struck in the most important period of Akragas' numismatic life, 
and therefore one of the most important times in numismatic history, being 
produced at the same time as the decadrachm of Akragas and the many 
famous signed issues of the city. This type has no parallels anywhere among 
the tetradrachms of Sicily, and is remarkable for its accurate depiction of the 
natural life in the sea at Akragas (except for the bunny; they don't even swim). 
It is also one of the rarest and most important issues of the coinage of Akragas 
with no more than 15 specimens extant. The Kunstfreund piece sold in May 
1974, Lot #78 for SFR 130,000 in an auction conduced by Munzen und 
Medaillen and Bank Leu, which we handled recently, is only slightly better than 
this coin. Nearly VF Very Rare 21500 

89. SICILY, AKRAGAS; 420-406 BC, Hemidrachm, 1 ,84g. Rizzo, pi. 1 , 19. SNG 
Oxford 1678. OBV: Eagle standing on a prostrate hare with a corn grain 
between the eagle's wing and tail. RX: Crab with arms spread, below, sea- 
monster with a fish in its mouth. This is a coin of wonderful detail, the finest 
surfaces, and great execution of design. None finer than this coin exist as 
usually they come on corroded, crystallized planchets. Near Mint State 2750 

90. SICILY, ENTELLA; 404-340 BC, Drachm. Grose-22, 30, & 31 . OBV: Free 

horse, below grain. RX: Helmet with cheek pcs. Overstruck on Catania 
drachm ANS SNG 1262. All the recorded drachms of this extremely rare city 
are overstruck on drachms of Katana. This one is a little more unusual in that 
it is overstruck on the rarest drachm of Katana. It depicts the facing head of a 
bald Selinos. On our specimen, the ears, hair, top of the head, and the beard 
of the undertype are clearly visible. Less than 10 silver coins are recorded 
from this city. Toned EF 5500 

91. SICILY, KAMARINA; 415-405 BC, Didrachm, Obv. signed by the artist 
Euainetos, and Rx. attributed to Exakestidas, 8.55g. Jenkins-162.7 (04/R3) 
(this coin, but weight different after cleaning). OBV: Facing Hipparis with 
horns, two tunny at sides of head. Signed by Euainetos with letters EYAI only 
faintly visible on the neck. All within wave pattern border. RX: Nymph 
Kamarina riding swan left, holding up her drapery to make a sail, tunny 
swimming right below and leaping out of water far right. The nymph Kamarina 
is the daughter of Oceano, and is the nymph of the lake that is in the city of 
Kamarina. This die is attributed to Exakestidas. 

For a more complete description and discussion of the obverse and reverse, 
we quote directly from The Coinage of Kamarina by Ulla Westermark and 
Kenneth Jenkins, pg. 62-64: “Euainetos gives a new version of the river god. 
The border of stylised waves surrounding the head of the two fishes now 
added connect him with its real element, the water. The neck is not cut off as 
on earlier dies, but part of the shoulder is included. This gives the impression 
that he is emerging from the surrounding waves with the thick masses of 
medium-length hair, no longer bound with a tainia, flowing out freely from the 
head as if streaming with water. The soft and fleshy face with wide open eyes, 
a broad nose and full lips is set upon a strong neck with a fold. The 
expressive face has nothing of the delicacy and sweetness of Exakestidas' 
river god but has a demonic and enigmatic look. The superhuman character 
of this superb head was well defined in Liegle's poetic description of it: (We 
translate from the German text in Westermark and Jenkins) 'We watch the 
naked spirit of the depth, the submerged Demon of the river, slowly rising to 
the surface. He comes closer and closer to the surface, more and more of his 

configuration becomes visible as he reaches the levels that are drenched with 
sunlight. And then, suddenly, his head bursts out into the air, and he gazes at 
us with his two slightly different, wide-open eyes.' ... The question who 
engraved R3 is a difficult one. It was ascribed to Euainetos by Liegle as it is 
combined with his signed Hipparis head. Liegle emphasised the superiority of 
R3 compared with all other reverse dies. He stated that it gives a fully new 
version of the motive, 'something totally new,' assuming that the new die 
shows ‘the return home' whereas the other versions show the swan and 
nymph flying up and leaving the lake. He bases this idea on the fact that in all 
other dies, the waves do not touch the swan's body, and only in R3 is the 
swan really in the water Considering the decorative way in which the waves 
are used, forming a stylised border or partial border, it seems too far-fetched 
to give this small difference a deep meaning and regard it as a sign of an 
important change of the idea conveyed in the motive. The position of the 
swan is basically the same in all versions and there is hardly any significant 
enough change to allow for different interpretations of the subject in one 
version or another. As [previously stated], the most likely interpretation is that 
the swan is swimming or 'sailing' over the water in all versions. The superior 
artistic quality of R3 explains Liegle's attribution of it to Euainetos, though 
another and perhaps preferable suggestion would be the engraver of R2, who 
may be Exakestidas, and who in a second version may have improved his 
own first result." It is our opinion that this is one of the most imaginative and 
beautiful works of numismatic art created in Sicily at the height of the island’s 
creative power. 

Westermark and Jenkins in 1980 record 8 specimens of this die pair. Three 
additional specimens have come up for sale since 1980. Ours is by far the 
finest recorded specimen. The only coin that challenges ours for the finest 
known is Jenkins- 163 which is unique in that it has a dotted border instead of 
a wave pattern on the obverse, though it shares the same rev. die. The 
obverse is undoubtedly sharper; but it has a heavy die-break at the neck, and 
the reverse die is somewhat more worn, and the planchet is corroded. We 
feel it is a comparable coin to ours in value because even though it is unique, 
ours is the finest known of 1 1 specimens and is a much more well-conceived 
obverse die. In 1962, Jenkins-163 appeared in a Munzen und Medaillen sale 
where it brought SFR 31,000. The only coin that brought more was an 
Aboukir medallion that sold for SFR 94,000. A Clodius Macer denarius in the 
same sale, which recently sold for $80,000, failed to reach its SFR 12,000 
estimate and did not sell. A very pleasant mint state Marcus Aurelius aureus, 
worth a standard $5000 today, went for SFR 1550, and another one went for 
SFR 1300, while an EF Judaea Capta sestertius of Vespasian brought SFR 
1075, and an octadrachm of Arsinoe in mint state brought SFR 2100. In the 
Hunt sale of June 19, 1990, which was admittedly a high-priced sale, a 
didrachm of Kamarina with a similar reverse (same design, but not the same 
dies) and a much commoner profile obverse, graded about extremely tine, but 
in reality only very fine, brought $137,500 with commissions added in. 

This coin stands as one of the masterpieces of Greek art. There is a raised 
flange on the left side of the reverse, similar to 162.5 and 162.1 and 163. This 
indicates that these coins were struck from a ball of metal rather than a flat 
flan, and any uneven pressure to any side of the die would give this result. 
There is a hairline crack in the obverse at 11 o'clock which is reflected on the 
reverse at 10 o’clock. The obverse is wonderfully complete and reveals 
details never before seen on this issue. The reverse shows a perfect swan 
with wings extended and a nymph Kamaraina with beautiful facial detail, her 
hair tied in a bun by a cord with the ends flying loose at the top. She has two 
full breasts and a very prominent belly-button. She of course holds her 
drapery in both hands, left down, right up, to make the billowing drapery into a 
sail to aid her swan to glide across the lake. Once again, this reverse is the 
best reproduction of this motif, Kamarina on her swan, ever seen. 
Interestingly, this very coin has appeared three previous times, described by 
three respected auction houses as corroded, when in reality, it was only 
incrusted. Only the high points of the hair above the forehead and the top of 
the nose did not realize the full benefit of the die at the time of striking, though 
none finer exist. This coin would be an important acquisition for even the 
largest museums or the most advanced collectors. Virtually Mint State 75000 

92. SICILY, LEONTINI; 455-430 BC, Tetradrachm. SNG ANS-225. Laureated 

head of a youthful Apollo right/Growling lion surrounded by four ears of corn 
and the name of the city. This is an immaculate example of a common issue 
that is almost never seen in a quality approaching this coin. If you want an 
amazing example equal to the finest known of a coin normally seen in VF, this 
represents an excellent opportunity. Near FDC 6500 

93. SICILY, LEONTINI; 455-430 BC, Tetradrachm, 17.45g. SNG ANS-254 (same 
dies), Charles Seltman-29a. Laureate Apollo right with ivy branch and 
signature behind/Lion roaring right; three grains around; fish below. This coin 
is attributed to the artist Phygillos by Charles Seltman in his Masterpieces ot 
Greek Coinage. This is also one of the only three coins that Agnes Baldwin 
Brett enlarged in her book on the Boston Museum collection. Fine+/VF 2000 

94. SICILY, MESSANA; c. 433-429 BC, Tetradrachm, 16.96g. Caltabiano- 

437.1 (dies D185/R176 this coin). Charioteer in walking biga; bay leaf with fruit 
in exergue, Nike flying above crowning horses/Hare bounding right with a P 
above. Bold Fine/VF 750 

95. SICILY, SELINUS; 460-409 BC, Tetradrachm, 16.51 g. SNG ANS-698 OBV: 
Apollo drawing a bow and Artemis driving a quadriga prancing right, kernel of 
corn in exergue. RX: Selinus standing with a filleted, branching bough and a 
patera in his left and right hands, pouring a libation over a square-topped, 
flaming altar with a cock standing to the left on the side of it. Behind the god, 
a celery leaf and the statue of a bull butting to the left. Obverse somewhat 
double struck with some flatness from double striking. The reverse is 

flawlessly produced. Minor flake on pan of tripod where bull is standing. The 
reverse of this coin is a piece of Greek sculpture with a faithful reproduction of 
the die presented here. It is so detailed that even the drops of the libation, 
numbering seven, can be seen falling towards the fingers of the flame. The 
body of Selinos looks like a sculpture done by Praxiteles. Certainly this coin is 
a miniature Greek sculpture. Mint State 5000 

96. SICILY, SYRACUSE; 450-440 BC, Tetradrachm. Boehrigher-571 . 

Charioteer guiding walking biga/Arethusa with dolphins around. A number of 
tetradrachms with this head of Arethusa have come onto the market. Some 
certainly show more dolphins around it than this example, but this is the ONLY 
example I have seen that shows a perfectly struck head of Arethusa. Normally 
weakly sturck, this is absolutely full struck. Mint State 2800 

97. SICILY, SYRACUSE; 450-440 BC, Tetradrachm. Boehringer-579 Slow 

walking biga with Victory flying above/Arethusa with dolphins around. This 
coin is struck on an extremely broad flan with all four dolphins and the name of 
the city surrounding a very dignified, transitional head of Arethusa. On the 
obverse, the horses' heads are off-flan, but the muscular biga driver and the 
Victory flying, as well as the chariot, are absolutely complete. This coin was 
selected by us for this offering because of its exceptional reverse. 
Mint State 4300 

98. Another; VF 675 

99. SICULO-PUNIC; c. 300-289 BC, Tetradrachm, 16.39g Jenkins, SNR 57, 

292 (O93/R240). About EF 775 

100 CARTHAGE; 205-202 BC, Billon Tetradrachm, 9. 4ig. WN-22. Same obv die 

as WN21 . This tetradrachm is of very high silver content with a head similar to 
those of the decadrachms of Carthage. About EF for the issue . . 550 


101 AMPHIPOLIS; 410-357 BC, Drachm, 3. 15g. Lorber-60a. Fine/VF 775 

102. SKIONE; 520 BC, Tetradrachm, 16. 32g. Kraay-470. OBV: Founder of the 
city PORTESILAS whose name is written out in full along the base of the crest 
of helmet. RX: Stern of galley. Probably no more than 40 examples of this 

coin exist. About EF 4500 

PHILIP II (359-336 AD) 

103. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, c. 323-315 BC, 14 06g. Le Rider pi. 46,4. VF 675 

104. Tetradrachm, Posthumous Issue, Amphipolis, for Philip III, 323/2-316/5 BC 

By Antipater and Polyperchon & Kassander. LeRider pi. 46,14. Slight scrape 
on horse’s side, otherwise Mint State 1375 

105. Another; LeRider pi. 46, 18. Mint State 1475 


106. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Lifetime Issue. Price-79b. Mint State . . 875 

107. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, c. 320-317 BC, 16.94g. Price-129a. Good VF 350 

108. Another; 17.1 1 g . VF 300 

109. Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, c. 320-315 BC, 17. 14g. Price-430b. VF . 375 

110. Tetradrachm, Posthumous Issue, Corinth, c. 310-290 BC. Price-675a. Issued 

by Demetrios Poliorcetes during his bid for the Macedonian throne. 
Exceptionally nice Zeus on reverse. High relief obverse. VF/EF . . 575 

111. Drachm, Lampsakos, c. 328-323 BC. Price-435b. RX: In left field, Demeter 
holding two torches. Amazing seated Zeus on reverse with tremendous facial 
detail. Excellent portrait of Alexander as Heracles on obverse. Mint State 450 

112. Drachm, Miletus, 325-323 BC. Price-2090. Mint State 250 

113. Another; Near Mint State 250 

114. Tetradrachm, Mesembria, Posthumous Issue, c. 175-125 BC. Price-1039. 

Magistrate="OINIA" Some pits on reverse. EF 400 

115. Tetradrachm, Mesembria, Posthumous Issue, c. 175-125 BC. Price-1081. 

Some scrapes on high points of obverse. Light scratch in obverse field from 
tip of nose to edge. Flan crack on reverse, but overall still a bold and 
handsome coin. Mint State 475 

116. Tetradrachm, Mesembria, Posthumous Issue, c. 175-125 BC. Price-1082. 

Planchet defect on reverse that appears to be a flan crack, but isn’t. Excellent 
detail. High relief. Mint State 675 

117. Another; Flan crack on reverse at three o'clock. Mint State 400 

118. Tetradrachm, Posthumous Issue, I6.25g. Struck under Mlthradates VI of 

Pontus. Price-1200. VF 275 

119 DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES; 294-288 BC, Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, 
16.97g. EF 1400 

120. DEMETRIOS POLIORCETES; 294-288 BC, Tetradrachm Excellent high 

relief portrait of Demetrios Poliorcetes. Diadem wearing horn Reverse 
depicts Neptune resting his foot on a rock looking out at the seas. Demetrios 
Poliorcetes was known as “the Besieger of Cities" and was considered a great 
naval commander. EF 2100 

121. Another; Same description as Lot #120 About EF 1600 

122. PHILIP V; 221-179 BC, Didrachm. Diadem portrait of Philip V on obverse. 

Club of Hercules with oak wreath on reverse. This was an extremely rare coin 
until about a year ago. Now, of some specimens that are on the market, this 
though is one of the finest we've handled. High relief. EF 2000 

123. PERSEUS; 179-168 BC, Tetradrachm. Mint State/Near Mint State 1500 

124. THESSALY, LARISSA; 400-370 BC, Didrachm. OBV: Facing head of the 

fountain nymph Larissa. RX: Horse prancing right, which was symbolic of the 
excellent horses raised in Larissa . While this issue frequently comes off- 
center, this coin has no such problems. Near Mint State 2500 

125. THESSALY, LARISSA; 400-370 BC, Drachm, 6. 08g Lorber 8.2b. Obverse 

signed “EIMO" This is one of the early signed coins of Larissa, and one of the 
prettier heads of the earlier issue with irradiscent blue and gold toning around 
the devices. Mint State 1200 

126. THESSALY, LARISSA; 400-370 BC, Drachm, 5.86g. Lorber-36.1 , Group 3, 
Head type 16. Rather dignified head of the fountain nymph Larissa. The 

reverse is unusual in that two sprigs of clover that the horse's graze on can be 
seen at the exergual line. About EF/VF 875 

127. THESSALY, LARISSA; 400-370 BC, Drachm, 6.16g. Gorber 39.2 (B) this 
coin. Bold head of the fountain nymph Larissa with fixed eyes, looking more 
like an Apollo of Rhodes. Powerful horse on reverse. Near Mint State 900 

128. BOETIA, THEBES; 426-395 BC, Stater, 1 2.03g. Bold VF 450 

129. BOETIA, TANAGRA; 456-446 BC (Athenian Civic Democracy Period), Stater, 
12.09g. BM-24, Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, #349 (but horse 
left). Same reverse die as Leu 1960, #169. This is one of the rarest Boetian- 
type issues with the forepart of a horse on the reverse. Probably no more than 
five examples of this rare coin have ever been recorded with this being one of 
the finest. A classic rarity of the Greek series. Obverse struck in extremely 
high relief. Quoting from Kraay, pg. 1 10: “In 456 BC, Athens invaded Boetia, 
defeated local opposition, and established pro-Athenian democracies in a 
number of towns. To this phase apparently belongs a brief revival of civic 
issues at Acraepia, Coroneia, Haliartus, Tanagra, and Thebes." Though the 
shield was retained as the national badge, each mint chose a distinctive mint 
type accompanied by the initials of the town. In 446, the Athenians were 
compelled to evacuate Boetia, whereupon complete Boetian independency 
seems to have been restored for the next 50 years, and normal issues 

resumed. EF/VF 8750 


130. 449-413 BC, Tetradrachm. Needle-sharp obverse strike. Mint State/EF 1100 

131. 449-413 BC, Tetradrachm. Some obverse die breaks. Needle-sharp reverse 

with every detail crisp and sharp. Near Mint State/Mint State .... 850 

132. 449-413 BC, Tetradrachm. Rx. granular. About EF 400 

133. c. 140/139 BC, New Style Tetradrachm. Thompson-248a. About EF 700 

134. 164/3 BC, Tetradrachm. Thompson 385 var. “ME" instead of "AI" under 

amphora. EF 850 

135 AEGINA; c. 510-490 BC, Stater. SNG Lockett- 1948. OBV: Sea-Turtle. High 
relief. EF 1600 

136. AEGINA; c. 510-490 BC, Triobol, 2. 86g. Grose-6012. OBV: Sea Turtle. 

High relief. EF 1100 

137. SICYON; 4th c. BC, Stater, 12.00g. BM-56. OBV: Chimera. RX: Flying 

dove in wreath. Quite well-centered for this issue. Some porosity on left-edge 
of reverse. EF 1600 

138. THRACE, AINOS; 421/20-419/18 BC, Diobol. May 223-229. 11 Recorded 

total. A new die. Goat scratching itself. Fine+ 800 

139. THRACE, CHERNOSESOS; 400-350 BC, Hemidrachm. S-1602. MS 200 

140 BLACK SEA REGION, ISTRUS; c. 400-350 BC, Stater. SNG BM 247-248, 

AMNG-422. Obverse joyful apple-cheeked youths. Reverse sea-eagle 
carrying dolphin; above, name of city. Near Mint State 550 

141. Another; OBV: Two youthful faces facing opposite directions. RX: Sea-eagle 
carrying dolphin; above, name of city. Mint State 550 

142 MITHRADATES VI OF PONTUS; 120-63 BC, Tetradrachm, Odessa, c. 83-82 

BC, 15.97g. Price-1 193b. OBV: Portrait of Mithradates. RX: Zeus seated. 
This coin was issued to be used in the second Mithraic War. Excellent portrait 
of Mithradates, the great rival of the Romans. Mint State . . 1500 

143 MITHRADATES VI OF PONTUS; 1 20-63 BC, Tetradrachm, Odessa, c. 83-82 

BC, I6.24g. Price-. Same history as Lot #142, but the hair is wilder and even 
more Mithraic than the previous issue. Good VF 1500 

144 IONIA, EPHESUS; 387-295 BC, Tetradrachm. BM Ionia-48. Bee/Stag 

looking back toward palm. KAPNQ'F. This issue with a somewhat rounded 
head of the stag is an earlier issue than the more finely drawn later pieces, 
and quite a bit scarcer. About EF 975 

145. IONIA, EPHESUS; 387-295 BC, Tetradrachm. SNG COP-229, M&M August 

1983 List #22. Bee/Stag looking back. MANTIKPA THI. Bee somewhat 
softly struck on obverse. EF 1675 

146. MYRINA; 2nd c. BC, Tetradrachm. Beautiful head of Apollo laureate on 

obverse. Apollo standing within wreath on reverse. Near Mint State, with 
perfect strike 900 

147. CARIA, TABAE; 1st c. AD, Early Imperial times to Nero, Drachm. Bearded 

Heracles/Artemis standing. Softly struck EF. Very Rare . . 280 

148. RHODES; 88-43 BC, Trihemidrachm. Magistrate: E'f'OPANOP. Head of 

Apollo driving his chariot across the sky with the rising sun radiating from 
behind his head. Full-blown rose on reverse surrounded by name of 
magistrate within a beaded border. Mint State 950 

149. PSEUDO-RHODIAN; 2nd c. BC, Drachm. Helios/Rose. Pseudo- Rhodian 
drachms were used by Perseus to pay Rhodian mercenaries fighting for him in 
Macedonia. Extremely beautiful. As nice as these come. Mint State 375 

150. LYDIA, CROESUS; 560-546 BC, 1/24 Stater, 0.43g. Wonderful metal for one 

of these small coins. This is the smallest coin issued by Croesus with the 
largest weighing 10. 8g. Near EF, which is somewhat miraculous because 
small silver coins erode very quickly in the earth 550 

151. PERSIA, ACHAEMENID EMPIRE; 486-330 BC, 1/4 Siglos, 1.29g. BM-167, 
143. OBV: Running, kneeling kind holding bow and dagger. Wonderfully 
centered. Complete image of kneeling, running king on one of the few 
fractional denominations ever issued by the Achaemenid Empire. VF 500 

152. LYCIA, KRAGOS; After 168 BC, Drachm, 1.66g. RX: Lyre with eagle on 

helmet. Mint State 250 

153. CILICIA; 333-328 BC, Stater. Facing head of Athena, helmeted wearing a 

strand of pearls/Seated figure of Baal holding statue, with a grape and wheat 
symbol in field. Nose and mouth flatly struck; otherwise, EF .... 750 

154. PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDUS; 385-370 BC, Stater, 10.86g. BM , SNG COP- 
199, SNG von Aulock-4531 , S-5393. Two nude wrestlers, one tripping the 
other/Slinger advancing, triskeles to right. This method of wrestling was not to 








































the death, as some matches were, but had the simple objective of throwing 

your adversary to the ground to win the match. VF 675 

PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDUS; 370-333 BC, Stater. Two wrestlers engaged, L<D 
between them/Slinger, standing with triskeles in front of him, lion head 

counterstamp to right. About EF 325 

PISIDIA, SELGE; c. 400-333 BC, Stater. SNG COP-239, traitb 1589, pi. 
cxliv, 17. Wrestlers engaged on obverse. Somewhat flatly struck. Reverse 
depicts slinger with triskeles, knuckle bone, and eagle in front of him. This is a 
very rare combination and what is very unusual is that the reverse is 

absolutely a perfect strike. Mint State 650 

PHOENICIA, SIDON; 370-358 BC, Tetrashekel. War-galley on stylized 
waves/King in cart drawn by mules, driver in front of king, servant walks 

behind. Good VF 875 

JERUSALEM; 126 BC-66 AD, Shekel of the Tyre Type, c. 46 AD. EF SOLD 
BABYLON; c. 311-280 BC, Attic Tetradrachm, with the name of Satrap 
MAZAEUS. Grose-9562, Babelon, Traitb pi. CXIV, 21 . OBV: Baal seated 
left, scepter in right hand. RX: (Mazdai) above lion walking left. Test cut on 

reverse at 10 o’clock. Beautiful lion on obverse. EF+/VF 325 

Another; Lion's head flat. Baal's head off-flan. Fine 135 

BABYLON; c. 328-306 BC, Attic Tetradrachm. Grose-9564, Babelon, Traitb 
pi. CXV, 22. OBV: Baal walking left, scepter in left hand. RX: Lion walking 
left, pentagram above. Unusual type with star-like pentagram above lion. 
Head of Baal exhibits minor flatness. Wonderful example of this issue. EF850 

ANTIOCHUS III THE GREAT; 223-187 BC, Tetradrachm. Babelon-378. 

About EF 275 

DEMETRIOS I SOTER; 162-150 BC, Tetradrachm. BM-32. High relief. 

Good VF . 275 

ALEXANDER I BALAS; 150-145 BC, Tetradrachm. SMA (vgl. 151-156). 

EF 250 

ANTIOCHUS VI DIONYSOS; 145-142 BC, Tetradrachm. Newell SMA-244. 

Some patches of surface granularity. About EF 895 

ANTIOCHUS VIII GRYPOS; 121-96 BC, Tetradrachm. Newell, SMA-377. 

About EF 300 

ANTIOCHUS IX; 1 13-95 BC, Tetradrachm. Newell-41 , BM-9. About EF 250 
SELEUCUS VI; 95-94 BC, Tetradrachm. Some incrustation in back of his 

head on obverse. EF 350 

ANTIOCHUS X; 94-83 BC, Tetradrachm. BM-2. VF 425 

PHILIP PHILADELPHUS; 93-88 BC, Tetradrachm. About EF ... 350 

LAODIKEIA; 65 BC, Tetradrachm. About EF 325 

PARTHIA, GOTARZES II; 40-51 Billon Tetradrachm, Seleucia, Year ZNT = 

357 = 45/6 AD. Month off-flan. Sellw.-65.4-7. EF/VF 200 

PARTHIA, MITHRADATES II; 123-88 BC, Drachm. EF 150 


DIODOTUS I, Satrap of Baktro-Sogbiana; Before 256 BC, in the name of 
Antiochus of Syria, Tetradrachm. Mitchiner-64b. About EF/VF . . . 800 

DIODOTUS I, Satrap of Baktro-Sogbiana; Before 256 BC, Tetradrachm. 
Mitchiner-59 var. Portrait and name of Antiochus I of Syria. Good VF/EF 800 

Another; Mitchiner-59d. VF/Fine 500 

Another; Fine 400 

ANTIALKIDAS; 145-135 BC, Drachm, Posthumous Issue, 2.47g. 
Bopearachchi-Series 13, #49, Mitchner-2.277C. EF/Good VF .... 550 
STRATOI; 130-1 10 BC, Tetradrachm. Bop Series-26. Bold Fine/Fine 500 
ANTIALKIDAS; 115-95 BC, Tetradrachm. Bopearachchi-5.8a, Mitchiner-274. 
This coin depicts the king Antialkidas diademed as seen from the back, bare- 
shouldered except for an aegis brandishing a spear. The reverse is no less 
wonderful depicting a Zeus holding a scepter in one hand and a Victory in the 
other. The Victory crowns an elephant who is walking with Zeus with his trunk 
raised. There is some thought that this was an allusion to political parties of 
the time, but whether it's a political party or not, there is no question it is very 

good art. Mint State 4500 

HELLOCLES II; 1 10-100 BC, Tetradrachm. Bop. Series 4-G, Mitchiner 29/a, 
Ashelioclesl. Heroic bust of Heriocles. Good Fine/VG. Extremely Rare 1000 
HELLOCLES II; 1 10-100 BC, Tetradrachm. Bop. -Series 1-D. VF 500 
PHILOXENUS; 110-80 BC, Tetradrachm. Bop-Series 9/20 = 9C. OBV: 
Helmeted, heroic bust of Phioxenus. RX: King on horseback. About 

VF/Fine+. Extremely Rare 1950 

APOLLODOTOS II; c. 80-65 BC, Tetradrachm. Bopearachchi, pi. 61 , series 
3, H, Mitchiner (3)-423a. Many light scratches in obverse field, as well as on 

reverse. High relief portrait. Near EF 500 

Another; VF/Fine+ 500 


VONONES; c. 100-65 BC, Tetradrachm, Bannu. Mitchiner(ACW)-21 47, 

Mitchiner(5)-681b. With spalahores as Viceroy. About EF 475 

MAUES; c. 90-57 BC, Tetradrachm, Kohat. Mitchiner(ACW)-2178, 

Mitchiner(5)-699a.VF 375 

BACTRIA, ARTEMIDORUS; 60-40 BC, Drachm. Bopearachchi-Series 6-C. 

King's head flatly struck. VF 300 

AZESI; c. 57-35 BC, Drachm, Bannu. Mitchiner-738. OBV: Zeus standing 

holding long scepter RX: Winged Nike. EF 250 

Another; EF 250 

AZILISES; c. 57-35 BC, Drachm, Taxila Sirsukh. Mitch-8021. RX: City 

goddess. EF/VF 70 

HERMAEUS; 40-0 BC, Tetradrachm. Series-1 8, B-109. Very rare. VF 100 
HERMAEUS; 40-0 BC, Copper Tetradrachm, c. 20-0 BC. Mitchiner-421 . 
Mint State/VF. Very Rare 200 

194 HERMAEUS; c. 40-0 BC, Drachm, Kapisa, c. 30 20 BC Mitch 419, but this 
control mark attested only on the tetradrachm 41 8d. RX: Zeus seated. EF 50 

195. Another; EF 75 

196 HERMAEUS; 40-0 BC, Drachm. Series 2. B-2/9. RX; Calliope. Excellent 
Jugate portrait of Hermaeus and his wife Calliope. VF/Fine . ... 250 

197. AZESII; 35 BC-1/10 AD, Tetradrachm. 20-1 BC, M -Type 848(K). VF 100 

198 AZESII; 35 BC-1/10 AD, Drachm. M-847a. EF 50 


199. c. Early 3rd c. BC. Series Va. GH-481 Interesting punch mark symbols Sun, 

plant, horse's head, and wheel. VF 45 

200. c. Early 3rd c. BC. Series Vb. GH-512. Numerous counterstamps. VF . 45 

201. Late 3rd ciearly 2nd c. BC. Series Vlb. GH-574. Similar. VF .... 45 

202. Late 3rd c Yearly 2nd c. BC. Series Vlb. GH-575. Similar. VF . . . . 45 

203. Late 3rd cVearly 2nd c. BC. Series VII GH-589. Only three counterstamps, 

one of them two men standing together. About VF 45 

204. EGYPT, PTOLEMY II; 285-246 BC, Tetradrachm, Alexandria Sv-407. 

Excellent portrait of Ptolemy I. EF 400 

205 EGYPT, PTOLEMY VI PHILOMETOR; 180-145 BC, Tetradrachm, Paphos, 
Cyprus. Sv-1446. Highly interesting and unusual portrait of Ptolemy I, typical 
of the Paohos mint. Rare. EF 675 


206. C. CURETIUS TRIGEMINUS; Denarius, Rome, 135 BC Cr-240/1a, Syd- 
459(R2). Head of Roma/Juno crowned by Victory in quadriga. VF . . 100 

207 M. ACILIUS M.F.; 130 BC, Denarius. Syd-511 (R2), Cr-255/1 Scarce. 

VF 135 

208 Q. FABIUS LABEO; 124 BC, Denarius. Fabia-1 , Syd-532, Cr-273/1 . Head 

of Roma/Jupiter in quadriga; prow below horses. VF 75 

209 Q. CURTIUS, M. SILANUS; 1 16/5 BC. Denarius, Rome. Cr-285/2. VF 90 


Denarius, Rome, 3 84g. Cr- 287/1. RX: Incuse impression of obverse instead 
of intended type of Roma seated with wolf and twins and bird. EF . . 240 

211 MAN. AEMILIUS LEPIDUS; 1 14/1 13 BC, Denarius. Aemilia-7, Syd-554, Cr- 

291/1. RX: Equestrian statue of an ancestor atop triple arch. VF . . . 65 

212. L. FLAMINIUS CHILO; 109/108 BC, Denarius. Syd-540, Cr-302/1 . VF 100 

213. L. APPULEIUS SATURNINUS; 104 BC, Denarius, Rome. Cr-317/3a, Syd- 

578. Roma/Saturn in quadriga, control mark above. VF+ .... 100 

214. C. VIBIUS C.F. PANSA; 90 BC, Denarius, Syd-684, Cr-342/5b, Vibia-2. 

Apollo/Minerva in quadriga. VF+ 150 

215. L. TITURI L.F. SABINUS; 89 BC, Denarius, Rome. Cr-344/2b, Syd-699. 

OBV: Bearded head of king Tatius, palm branch before, SABIN downward. 
RX: Killing of Tarpeia. VF 90 

216 Q. ANTONIUS BALBUS, PRAETOR; 83-82 BC, Serrated Denarius, Rome. 
Cr-364/1d, BM-2760. Head of Jupiter/Victory in quadriga, control mark M. 
Obverse scratches in field. EF 100 

217. C. POBLICI Q.F.; 80 BC, Denarius, Rome. Cr-380/1, Syd-768, BM-2901. 

Helmeted bust of Roma/Hercules strangling Nemean lion. VF ... 120 

218. L. RUSTIUS; 76 BC, Denarius, Rome. Cr-389/1 , Syd-782(R3). Helmeted 

head of Minerva/Ram. Fine. Scarce 85 

219 CN. CORNELIUS LENTULUS MARCELLIUS; 76-75 BC, Denarius Brokage. 

Cr-393/1. Bust of Genius. VF 175 

220 P. LICINIUS CRASSUS; 55 BC, Denarius Brokage. Cr-430/1 , Licima-18. 

Diademed bust of Venus. VF 125 

221. M. JUNIUS BRUTUS; Denarius, Lycia, Early 42 BC, 3. 90g. Cr-501/1, Syd- 
1287(R4), C-5 (lOFr). Ex Swiss Credit Bank Berne, 2 Apr. 1984, Lot #427. 
Lyre between quiver and laurel branch tied with fillet. Probably struck from the 
booty of Brutus' punitive campaign against the Lycians early in 42 BC: See 
the illuminating observations of Hyla A. Troxell, Coinage of the Lycian 
League, ANS NNM 162, 1982, pp. 174-181 . EF 2500 


222. JULIUS CAESAR; 49-44 BC, Denarius struck by P. Sepullius Macer, Rome, 
44 BC Cr-480/13, Syd-1074 (R3). OBV: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, Veiled 
and wreathed head. RX: P SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus standing. Fine 750 

223. JULIUS CAESAR; 49-45 BC, Denarius struck after his death by L. Mussidius 
Longus, Rome, 42 BC. Cr-494/39b, Syd-1096c (R4). OBV: Wreathed head 
of Caesar. RX: [L] MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Cornucopia on globe between 
rudder and caduceus. Some minor chipping from crystallization. Fine 550 

224. AUGUSTUS; 27 BC-14 AD, Denarius, Lugdunum, 2 BC-4 AD. RIC-207. RX: 
Gaius and Lucius Caesars, simpulum on left, lituus on right. Good VF 375 

225 AUGUSTUS; 27 BC-14 AD, Brockage of Denarius, Lugdunum, 2 BC-4 AD, 
3.1 5g. RX: Incuse impression of obverse instead of intended type of Gaius 
and Lucius Caesars standing (BM-513ff, C-42-43). Fine 200 

226. TIBERIUS; 14-37 AD, Denarius. BM-48, RIC-30, Sear-I6a. RX: Livia, as 
Pax, seated holding olive branch and scepter, feet on foot stool, chair legs 

ornate. VF 300 

CLAUDIUS (41-54 AD) - All Claudius denarii, Lots #227-243, are from a 
very important, newly discovered hoard that required export licenses to 
leave the country, which we have applied for and been granted. 

Plated Denarii of Claudius from a Recent British Hoard 
This hoard of 168 fourr6 denarii of Claudius and 4 fourr6 denarii of Augustus 
or Tiberius was found near Wortham in Suffolk in 1995 (The BM obtained 90 
of these coins for their collection). The Claudian coins were heavily die-linked, 

suggesting that this parcel had not travelled tar from the workshop that 
produced them; presumably that shop was in Britain itself, and the coins will 
have been struck soon after Claudius' tenth tribunician year (50-51 AD), which 
is the latest date that they bear. There are several indications that these coins 
are ancient counterfeits, meant to deceive the soldiers and merchants of 
Britain, rather than an official issue produced by the Roman authorities in 
order to finance their campaigns against the native tribes of Wales and central 
England, which continued throughout Claudius’ reign. The style of the coins, 
though good, is not quite that of the official aurei and denarii; the dies are 
clearly not the work of the official mint at Lugdunum. On one obv. die (nos. 
240-241 below) Claudius' name begins T CAVD rather than Tl CLAVD, an 
error which is without parallel on any official die. Finally, we find that coins 
dated 46-47 AD were sometimes struck from the same rev. dies as coins 
dated 50-51 AD (e g. DE BRITTAN Arch, nos. 228-229 below, SPQR PP OB 
CS in wreath, nos. 234 and 242-243 below). It would be surprising if official 
rev. dies had remained in use so long; the truth is probably that the denarii 
bearing both dates were produced together sometime after 50-51 AD by a 
counterfeiter who had copied their dies not only from the most recent but also 
from somewhat older official coins then circulating in Britain. 

The hoard is thus an interesting document of the monetary history of Britain 
soon after the Roman conquest. As a report in the British Museum Quarterly 
states, the hoard “attests the speed with which the introduction of Roman 
coinage to Britain after AD 43 was followed by the manufacture of forgeries." 
The British Museum, in addition to acquiring more than half of the hoard (90 
pieces) for its own collection, has photographed and recorded the remainder 
of the hoard too, and intends to publish it in due course. This is an excellent 
opportunity for a collector to document an early period in Romano-British 
history with a coin from an important hoard that will soon be published, or, on 
a more basic level, to fill in a difficult spot in the silver series of the twelve 
Caesars at a moderate price. As these were important to the British Museum, 
we needed and received an export licence for these coins. 

227. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.72g. As BM-31, RIC-32, C-8. 

seated on curule chair. VF/EF 800 

228. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.4lg. As BM-35, RIC-34, C-18. 

OBV: TRP VI IMP XI (46-47 AD). RX: DE BRITANN on triumphal arch. 
Commemorates Claudius' invasion and conquest of Britain. Chip at five 
o’clock on obverse exposing copper core. Brilliant reverse. EF . . . 1100 

229. Another; 2.38g. Attested only by plated specimens: Von Kaenel nos. 1231- 

1233 and p. 16, BM-p. 173 note, C-22. Wreath flatly struck. Otherwise, 
EF 1600 

230. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.98g. As BM-40, RIC-39, C-58. 


advancing, preceded by snake. EF 1100 

231. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.75g. As BM-62, RIC-52, C-65. 

OBV: TRP X IMP PP (50-51 AD). RX: [PACI] AVGVSTAE, Nemesis 
advancing, preceded by snake. Legend on right side of obverse not struck. 
EF 800 

232. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.90g. As BM-46, RIC-41, C-87. 
OBV: TRP VI IMP XI (46-47 AD). RX: SPQR/PP/OB CS in oak wreath. The 
rev. legend states: “The Senate and the Roman People (dedicate this wreath 
to Claudius) the Father of his Country because he has saved the lives of his 

fellow-citizens." EF 1000 

233. Another; 2.9lg. Some obverse incrustation. EF 950 

234. Another; 2.79g. EF 1000 

235. Another; 2.81 g. VF 600 

236. Another; 2.65g. VF/EF 500 

237. Another; 2.13g VF 600 

238. Another; 2.42g. EF 750 

239. Another; 2.99g. Good VF/EF 650 

240. Another; But obv. legend erroneously T CAVD instead of Tl CLAVD. 2.49g. 

VF/EF 750 

241. Another; But obv. legend erroneously T CAVD instead of Tl CLAVD. 2.65g. 

About EF 850 

242. Fourrd Denarius, British Mint, c. 50-51 AD, 2.93g. As BM-66, RIC-54, C-93 

OBV: TRP X IMP PP (50-51 AD). RX: S[PQR/P]P/OB CS in oak wreath. 
Strong portrait. Flatly struck at highest point. Beginning of rev. legend 
obscured by peeled plating. About EF 650 

243. Another; 2.78g. Excellent portrait. Plating missing at truncation of bust. 

EF 875 

244. OTHO; 69 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-20, C-19 (20Fr). Rare with obv. head 

left. Only 1 specimen in Reka Devnia Hoard, as against 27 spec, with head 
right. RX: SECVRITAS PR, Securitas standing left. Scarce bust left. High 
relief. About VF 675 

245 OTHO; 69 AD, Denarius. BM-9, C-1 1 , RD-1 . Rare final issue of reign with 
rev. legend PONT MAX. RX: PONT MAX, Ceres standing left. Bold portrait. 
About VF 675 

246. OTHO; 69 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-1 1 , C-7, RD-1 . Rare final issue of reign 

with rev. legend PONT MAX. RX: PONT MAX, Vesta sealed left. Highest 
point of hair flatly struck. Excellent portrait. Near Mint State .... 2000 

247. VITELLIUS; 69 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-1 3, C-48. RX: LIBERTAS 

RESTITVTA, Libertas standing right. Excellent portrait. Choice EF 1475 

248 VESPASIAN; 69-79 AD, Denarius, Rome, 77-78 AD, 3.50g. RIC-109, RSC- 
213. RX: Pig with piglets. This reverse refers to one of the legions in Judaea 
after the Jewish wars. EF with some lustre. Very Scarce 800 

249. TITUS as CAESAR; 70-79 AD, Denarius, Rome, 77-78 AD. BM-227-229, C- 

104. RX: IMP XIII, Sow and three piglets standing left. Same as the last 
issue, except under Titus. Near Mint State 950 

250. NERVA; 96-98 AD, Denarius, Rome, 97 AD. BM-33, C-48. OBV: TR POT. 

RX: COS III PATER PATRIAE, Sacrificial implements. Good VF . . 150 

TRAJAN (98-117 AD) 

251. Denarius, Rome, c. 107-1 1 1 AD. BM-365, C-98 RX: COS V SPQR OPTIMO 

PR INC, Trophy of Dacian arms. EF 250 

252. Denarius, Rome, 111 AD. BM-411A (Tinchant Gift, 1936), C-4 (3Fr), RD-2. 

Strack 166 (lists 5 spec.). OBV: COS V DES VI. RX: AET AVG SPQR 
OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Aeternitas standing left holding busts of sun and moon. 
Very rare issue recording Trajan’s designation to his sixth consulship of 1 12 
AD. About VF 225 

253. Denarius, Rome, 1 12-1 14 AD BM-445, C-497corr ( 1 0Fr), RD-45. RX: SPQR 

OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Equestrian statue of Trajan. Excellent and highly popular 
reverse. Mint State 240 

254. Denarius, Rome, 1 14-1 16 AD. BM-565, C-284 (4Fr), RD-1 7. RX: [PM TRP 

COS] VI PP SPQR, Column of Trajan. Fine. Scarce 100 

255. Denarius, Rome, 116-117 AD. BM-616, C-190corr. RX: PARTHICO PM TRP 

COS VI PP SPQR, Mars advancing right. VF 135 

256. Denarius, Rome, 1 16-117 AD. BM-625, C-189corr. OBV: Large aegis on 
bare shoulder. RX: PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, Bust of Sol, 

right. About VF 150 

HADRIAN (117-138 AD) 

257. Denarius, Rome, 1 17 AD, 3.28g. BM-2 note, citing C-1 009 (lOFr) and HCC-2 

pi. 18 (same obv. die). OBV: Long legend with HADRIANO, bust laureate 
right with fold of cloak on left shoulder. RX: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F 
PM TRP COS PP, Trajan standing right handing globe to Hadrian standing 
left. Extremely interesting, historic reverse. VF 165 

258. Denarius, Rome, 1 19-c. 125 AD. BM-291 , C-908 (lOFr). RX: LIBERAL AVG 

III PM TRP COS III, Hadrian seated on platform distributing money to citizen 
standing on ground. Fine+ 175 

259. Denarius, Rome, 119-122 AD. cf. BM-318-9 (dr.+cuir.) which however 

includes this bust type. cf. pi. 49,2. C-1327, RIC-137. EF 200 

260. Denarius, Rome, 125-128 AD. BM-374, C-341 , RD-17. RX: COS III, Roma 

seated left holding branch and pear, shield leaning against seat. Scarce. 
EF 175 

261. Denarius, Rome, 125-8 AD. BM-441 , C-428 (3Fr), RD-1 . RX: COS III, Eagle 

standing left, head right, on thunderbolt. Rare type. Toned EF . . . 275 

262. Denarius, Rome, c. 125-128 AD. BM-464, C-466. RX: COS III, Crescent and 

seven stars. VF 120 

263. Denarius, Rome, c. 131 AD. BM-621, C-712 (lOFr). RX: FELICITATI 

AVGVSTI, Emperor seated left at stern of galley rowed left by five oarsmen. 
Commemorates Hadrian’s return to Rome c. 131 AD from his second 
extended tour of the provinces. VF 150 

264. Denarius, Rome, c. 132 AD. BM-846, C-822. RX: HISPANIA, Hispania 

reclining left, rabbit by her feet. VF 145 

265. Denarius, Rome, c. 132 AD, 3.40g. Bust var. of BM-846 and C-822. OBV: 

Bust bare right with folds of cloak on both shoulders. RX: HISPANIA, 
Hispania reclining left, rabbit by her feet. VF+ 185 

266. Denarius, Rome, c. 132 AD, 3.16g. Rev. var. of BM-862 and C-991 (5Fr). RX: 
NILVS, Nilus reclining right above water with crocodile, human figure below 

elbow, hippopotamus by legs. Bold Fine 145 

The small figure beneath Nilus’ elbow on this denarius seems to derive from 
the more elaborate Nilus type on Hadrian’s sestertii which shows the Four 
Seasons around the reclining river god, including Winter wearing a cloak 
below Nilus’ elbow; see Clay, Num. Chron., 1970, pp. 78-81 and pi. Vlll-X. 
This denarius is the first coin we have observed that breaks the rule stated by 
Clay, p. 80, note 6: “Putti are not represented (in the Nilus type) on Hadrian's 
gold and silver coins.” 

267. Denarius, Rome, c. 132 AD BM-877, Bust var. of C-1247. RX: 

RESTITVTORI GALLIAE, Hadrian raising kneeling Gallia. Bold Fine . 155 

268. Denarius, Rome, c. 132 AD. BM-889, C-1 260 (5Fr). RX: RESTITVTORI 

HISPANIAE, Emperor standing left raising kneeling Hispania; rabbit on 
ground before Hispania. VF 180 

269. SABINA, Wife of Hadrian; Denarius, Rome, 128-c. 137 AD. BM-895, C-12. 

RX: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left placing elbow on small figure 
ofSpes. Good VF 175 

270. AELIUS as CAESAR; 136-137 AD, Denarius, Rome, 137 AD, 3.72g. BM- 

983, C-1. RX: CONCORD TR POT COS II, Concordia seated left, resting 
elbow on cornucopia set on base. Overweight specimen. Nearly EF . 500 


271. Denarius, Rome, 139 AD. BM-79 (L A. Lawrence, 1937), C-103var., RD-3. 

RX: AVG PIVS PM TRP COS II PP. Modius with four wheat ears and poppy. 
Rare. Good VF/EF 200 

272. Denarius, Rome, 140-144 AD. Strack 91 (head bare in Berlin and London), 

bust var. of BM-214 and C-463. RX: ITALIA Italia seated left on globe. Rare 
variant. VF 100 

273. Denarius, Rome, 145-147 AD, 3. 63g. BM-530, C-344 RX: COS llll , Clasped 
hands before caduceus and two wheat ears. Heavy specimen. About EF 140 

274. Denarius, Rome, 145-147 AD. BM-536, C-345. RX: COS llll, Thunderbolt on 
throne. Unusual rev. type: ceremonial display of Jupiter's attribute on a 

throne. EF 250 

275. Another; About EF 150 

276. Denarius, Rome, 152-153 AD. BM-757, C-826corr. RX: TRANQTRPOTXV 
COS III, Tranquilitas standing right. One of the few appearances of this 

































personification on the coinage. Elegant reverse Near Mint State 350 

DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS; Died 161 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM 48, C-155. 
RX: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right, head left, on garlanded altar 

VF 90 

DIVUS ANTONINUS PIUS; Died 161 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-60, C-164. 

RX. CONSECRATIO, Funeral pyre. EF 120 

Rome, 140-144 AD. BM-147, C-14 (5Fr). Fine+/VF+ Excellent portrait of the 

youthful Marcus Aurelius 200 

DIVA FAUSTINA I; After death in 141 AD, Denarius, Rome BM-339, C-1 
(lOFr). RX: AED DIV FAVSTINAE, Six-columned temple of Faustina behind 
fence. This Temple of Faustina and Antoninus is still standing today in the 

Roman Forum. VF 110 

Another; Near EF 200 

Another; The statues before the two exterior columns of the temple were 
meant to be raising one hand to lean on a scepter, but on this die, the 
engraver has omitted the scepter of the statue on the left which therefore 
appears to be waving, while the statue on the right who has no scepter and 

even erroneously raised both hands! EF 200 

FAUSTINA I, Wife of Antoninus Pius; 138-161 AD, Denarius. BM-464, C- 
141corr., RD-32. RX: CERES, Ceres seated left. EF Scarce ... 100 


Denarius, Rome, 1 40-1 44 AD. BM-277, C-451 . RX: PIETAS AVG, Sacrificial 

implements. VF 90 

Denarius, Rome, 161 AD. BM-15, C-507. RX: PRO VDEOR TRP XV COS 

III, Providentia standing left. EF 125 

Denarius, Rome, 164 AD, 3. 20g. BM-271 , C-8corr. RX: ARMEN PM TRP 
XVIII IMP II COS III, Armenia wearing peaked cap seated left by arms and 
vexillum. Armenia's right arm misdrawn by engraver: elbow should rest on 

knee, hand should support chin. EF 120 

Denarius, Rome, 165 AD, 3. 40g. BM-368, C-481 . RX: PM TRP XIX IMP III 

COS III, Roma seated left. EF/NearEF 130 

Denarius, Rome, 166 AD, 3.22g. BM-401 , C-435. RX: PAX TRP XX IMP llll 

COS III, Pax standing left. Reverse weakly struck. EF 100 

Denarius, Rome, 177 AD. BM-735, C-949. EF 130 

Denarius, Rome, 178 AD, 2.96g. BM-768, C-953, RD-29. RX: TRP XXXII 

IMP Villi COS III PP, Mars standing right. Scarce. EF 140 

Denarius, Rome, 179 AD. BM-790, pi. 69,14 (same rev. die), C-969var. RX: 
TRP XXXIII IMP X COS III PP, Victory holding wreath and trophy standing left 

on globe. EF 150 

Denarius, Rome, 179 or 180 AD, 2.49g. BM-791 or 808, C-969var or 975var. 
RX: TRP [XXXIII OR XXXIIII] IMP X COS III PP, Victory standing left on 

globe. EF 150 

DIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS; After death in 180 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM- 
11, pi. 91, 6, C-81 . RX: CONSECRATIO, Eagle flying right holding scepter. 

Unusual eagle on reverse. EF 200 

Another; 3.08g. BM-22, C-83. RX: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right, 

head left, on thunderbolt. EF 95 

Another; 3.23g. BM-27, C-97. RX: Funeral pyre. Near Mint State 200 

Denarius, Muled Ancient Imitation in Good Silver, 3.l3g. Rev. as C-142-143 
muled with earlier obverse. OBV: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, Head, 
laureate, right. RX: COS III PP, Minerva standing left. Near Mint State 200 
FAUSTINA II, Wife of Marcus Aurelius 

Denarius, Rome. BM-96, C-107. RX: FORTVNAE MVLIEBRI, Fortuna 

seated left. EF 275 

Rare type of "Womanly Fortune” that appears only here in the Roman coinage 
since teh type is the same as that of "Fortuna Redux," it was perhaps 
occasioned by Faustina’s decision to accompany Marcus Aurelius and 
Commodus to the East in their expedition against Avidius Cassius in 175 AD, 
during which she was in fact fated to die. The type in certainly late since the 
obverse shows the same coiffure that Faustina was to wear as Diva: see nos. 
302-303 below. 

Denarius, Rome, 3.31 g. BM-100, C-1 1 1 . RX: HILARITAS. Mint State 140 
Denarius, Rome, 3.37g. BM-134, C-172. RX: MATRI MAGNAE, Cybele 

seated left, lion at her side. EF/VF 120 

Denarius, Rome, 161-162 AD. BM-136, C-190. RX: SAECVLI FELICIT, Two 
babies seated on throne (Commodus and his twin brother Antoninus). 

About EF 120 

DIVA FAUSTINA II; After death in 175 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-708, C-2, 
RD-20. RX: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left lifting fold of drapery and 

holding torch. Good VF. Scarce 280 

DIVA FAUSTINA II; After death in 175 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.1 Og. BM-709, 
C-6. RX: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left leaning on column and 

holding phoenix and globe. Unusual style. EF 75 

DIVA FAUSTINA II; After death in 175 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-712, C-70. 
RX: CONSECRATIO, Peacock standing front, head right. Softly struck. 

About EF 150 

LUCIUS VERUS (161-169 AD) 

Denarius, Rome, 161 AD. BM-37, Bust var. of C-146. RX: PROVDEORTRP 

COS II, Providentia standing left. EF 130 

Denarius, Rome, 163 AD, 3.25g. BM 229.C-156. RX: PROV DEOR TRP III 

COS II, Providentia standing left. EF/VF 95 

Denarius, Rome, 163 AD, 3.1 5g BM-234, C-220. OBV: ARMENIACVS. RX: 
ARMEN TRP III IMP II COS II, Armenia seated left by arms. About EF 130 
Denarius, Rome, 165 AD. BM-384, Bust var. of C-273 (3Fr). RX: TR P V IMP 

III COS II, Parthian captive seated right by arms. EF 150 

Another; BM-385. EF/About EF 150 


309. Denarius, Rome, 168 AD, 3.54g. BM-477, C-111, RD-31 OBV: ARM 

seated left. Scarce type commemorating Marcus and Verus’ expedition 
against the invading northern barbarians. Mint State 250 

LUCILLA, Wife of Lucius Verus 

310. Denarius, Rome. BM-342, C-36 (6Fr). RX: IVNONI LVCINAE, Juno of 

childbirth seated left holding flower of Spes and baby wrapped in swaddling 
clothes. Lucilla bore severalchildren to Lucius Verus and after 169 to her 
second husband Claudius Pompeianus. About EF 95 

311. Denarius, Rome, 3.38g. BM-350, C-60. OBV: LVCILLA AVGVSTA. RX: 

PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left. EF 140 

312. Denarius, Rome, 2.80g. C-71, RD-2, BMC p. 432 (citing Cohen). RX: 
VENVS, Venus standing left holding apple and scepter. Rare. About EF 140 

313. Denarius, Rome. BM-353, C-89. RX: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left. 

EF 140 

314. Denarius, Ancient Imitation in Good Silver or Unrecognized Branch Mint, 

3.05g. Types as BM 329-330 (Mint of Rome). RX: VOTA/PVBLI/CA within 
laurel wreath. Mint State 250 

315 COMMODUS as CAESAR: Denarius, Rome, 175-176 AD. BM-655, C-709. 
OBV: GERM SARM RX: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left. Pleasant 

portrait. EF 175 

COMMODUS (177-192 AD) 

316. Denarius, Rome, 184 AD. C-467, BM-143note (citing Cohen). OBV. M 
COMM ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, Head laureate, right. RX: PM TRP Villi IMP 
VII COS Mil PP, Modius containing wheat ears. Reverse weakly struck. 
About EF 130 

317 Denarius, Rome, 186 AD. BM-199, C-143, RD-10 RX: FID EXERC PM TRP 

XI IMP VII COS V PP. Emperor on platform addressing 3 soldiers holding 
legionary eagles. Rare type commemorating Commodus' surrender of his 
Praetorian Prefect Perennis to a delegation from the 3 legions of Britain late in 
185 AD. About EF 400 

318 Denarius, Rome, 186 AD BM-202, C-150, RD-44. RX: FOR RED PM TRP 

XI IMP VII COS V PP, Fortuna Redux seated left. EF 100 

319. Denarius, Rome, 187 AD, 2.22g. BM-209 (Tinchant gift, 1930), Bust var. of C- 

34. OBV: Bust laureate, draped, right, seen from front. RX: AVCT PIET PM 
TRP XII IMP VIII COS V PP, Pietas sacrificing left at altar. Rare and unusual 
bust type. Weakly struck obverse. About EF 140 

320. Denarius, Rome, 189 AD. BM-231, C-168corr. (lOFr), RD-8. RX: 
FORTVNAE MANENTI CV PP, Fortuna the “Stayer" seated left holding back 
horse with bridle. Rare type that appears for Commodus only and probably 
refers to his cancellation of a planned trip to the German frontier. EF 250 

321. CRISPINA, Wife of Commodus: Denarius, Rome. BM-44, C-35. RX: 
VENVS, Venus standing left. Reverse weakly struck. Near Mint State 175 

322. DIDIUS JULIANUS: 193 AD, Denarius, Rome. BM-11,2. C-2corr. RX: 

Concordia. Excellent portrait. EF 3000 

323 DIDIUS JULIANUS; 1 93 AD, Denarius. BM-7, C-15, RIC-3. RX: RECTOR 

ORBIS, Julianus togate standing left, holding globe. EF/NearVF . . 1875 

324 PESCENNIUS NIGER: 193-194 AD, Denarius, Antioch, 3. 99g. BM-311,pl. 

14,1 (same dies), obv. legend var. of C-58 (200Fr). OBV: [IMP CAEJS C P- 
ESCEN[...], Head laureate, right. RX: PIETATI AVG, Emperor sacrificing left 
at altar. Overweight specimen. Poorly struck, but sharp portrait. VF . 850 

325. CLODIUS ALBINUS as CAESAR: Denarius, Rome, 195 AD. BM-95, C-48. 

RX: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing left. Bold VF 450 


326. Denarius, Rome, mid-197 AD, 3.30g. BM-224, C-349, RD-30. RX: 

MVNIFICENTIA AVG, Elephant standing right. Scarce type commemorating 
games held in Rome shortly before Severus' departure on his second Parthian 
campaign. Weakly struck obverse. VF/AboutEF 200 

327. Denarius, Rome, 199-200 AD, 3.62g. BM-202, C-599. RX: RESTITVTOR 

VRBIS, Emperor sacrificing left at tripod altar. EF 125 

328. Denarius, Rome, 202 AD, 3.76g. BM-304, C-1(5Fr), RD-21 . RX: ADVENT 
AVGG, Severus on horse prancing left, led by Virtus. Overweight specimen. 
Scarce type commemorating the return of the Imperial family to Rome after 
their long sojourn in the east 1 97-202 AD. Reverse weakly struck. EF 225 

329. Denarius, Rome, 208 AD, 3.09g. BM-568 pi 42, 6(same rev. die), C-573 

(Paris, 6Fr), RD-1. RX: PROF AVGG PM TRP XVI, Severus on horseback 
right preceded by foot-soldier. This very rare type commemorates Severus' 
departure from Rome on his British Expedition early in 208 AD. Only about 15 
specimens of this denarius are known, all from a single rev. die, which often 
shows advanced signs of weakness and wear as on this specimen. Reverse 
weakly struck. EF 200 

330. Denarius, Rome, 208 AD, 3.28g. BM-566, C-505, RD-22. RX: PM TRP XVI 

COS III PP, Genius sacrificing left at altar. About EF. Scarce . . . 100 

JULIA DOMNA, Wife of Septimius Severus 

331. Denarius, Rome, 198-202 AD, 3.57g. BM-10, C-14. RX: CERERI FRVGIF, 

Ceres seated left. Heavy specimen. Near Mint State 120 

332. Denarius, Rome, c. 200 AD, 3.67g. BM-75, C-174. RX: SAECVLI 

FELICITAS, Isis standing right, foot on prow, suckling Horus; behind her, 
rudder leaning against altar. This type reflects the Imperial family's trip to 
Egypt in 200 AD. Heavy specimen. Near Mint State 100 

333. Denarius, Rome, c. 204 AD, 3. 23g. BM-62, C-150. RX: PIETAS AVGG, 

Pietas sacrificing left at altar. Near Mint State 100 

334. Denarius, Rome, 215 AD, 3.42g. BM-31.C-226. RX: VESTA, Vesta seated 

left. Reverse weakly struck. Mint State 150 

335. Denarius, Rome, 215-216 AD, 3.55g. BM-23B-26, C-212. RX: VENVS 
GENETRIX, Venus seated left. Heavy specimen. Bold, high relief portrait. 

Mint State 

CARACALLA (198-217 AD) 

336 Denarius, Rome, 199-200 AD, 3.52g. BM-164, RSC-542a. RX: RECTOR 
ORBIS, Naked emperor, cloak on shoulder, standing left holding globe and 
spear. Mint State 120 

337. Denarius, Rome, c. 206 AD. RIC-126. RX: The Four Seasons at play. Very 
Rare Type. VF/Fine+ 1200 

338 Denarius, Rome, 208 AD, 3.30g. BM-574, C-510, RD-32. RX: PROF 

PONTIF TRP XI COS III, Caracalla on horse pacing right, enemy kneeling 
below horse's hoof. Scarce. Commemorates the departure of the emperors 
on their British Expedition, Spring 208 AD. EF 225 

339. Denarius, Rome, 211 AD, 3.37g BM-76A-77, C-129. RX: LIBERALITAS 

AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left. Mint State 150 

340. Denarius, Rome, 212 AD, 3 09g. BM-39, C-195. RX: PM TRP XV COS III 

PP, Serapis standing left. Near Mint State 140 

341. Denarius, Rome, 213 AD, 3.1 Og. BM-50, C-211. RX: PM TRP XVI COS Mil 

PP, Serapis standing left. Near Mint State 130 

342. Another; Reverse weakly struck. Near Mint State 3.43g 120 

343. Denarius, Rome, 212-213 AD, 3.19g. BM-87, C-150. RX MARTI 

PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing left. Reverse weakly struck. 
Near Mint State 100 

344. Denarius, Rome, 213 AD, 3.00g. BM-58, C-222, RD-3. OBV: GERM RX: P 

M TRP XVI COS llll PP, Hercules standing left holding branch. Rare with 
these titles. Near Mint State 150 

345. Denarius, Rome, 214 AD, 3 24g BM-94.C-239. RX: PM TRP XVII COS llll 

PP, Jupiter standing left, eagle at feet. Mint State 150 

346. Denarius, Rome, 215 AD, 2.68g. BM-107, C-282. RX: PM TRP XVIII COS 

llll PP, Apollo standing left resting hand on lyre. Reverse weakly struck. 
Mint State 170 

347 PLAUTILLA, Wife of Caracalla: Denarius. Rome, 204 AD, 3. 05g. BM 428, 
C-25. RX: VENVS VICTRIX, Plautilla as Venus standing left wearing 
empress’s coiffure, Cupid at her feet. Mint State 125 

348. GETA: 209-21 1 AD, Denarius, Rome, 210 AD, 3. lOg. BM-43, C-140, RD-22. 

RX: PONTIF TRP II COS II, Bonus Eventus sacrificing left at altar. Scarce. 
Expressive portrait. Near Mint State 175 

349. GETA as CAESAR; 1 98-209 AD, Denarius, Eastern Mint, “New Style," c. 199 
AD, 3.52g. BM-750, C-83, RD-26. RX: MINERV SANCT, Minerva standing 

left. Heavy flan. Near Mint State 120 

MACRINUS (217-218 AD) 

350. Antoninianus, Rome, c. May - June 217 AD, 4.61g. BM-19, C-38 (12Fr), RD- 

3. RX: IOVI CONSERVATOR!, Jupiter standing left holding thunderbolt over 
small figure of emperor. Rare denomination for Macrinus, who discontinued it 
soon after his accession. Good VF 450 

351. Denarius, Rome, c. August 217 AD, 4.1 5g. BM-10 pi. 78,8, C-15. OBV: Short 

beard. RX: FELICITAS TEMPORVM, Felicitas standing left holding long 
caduceus and cornucopia. Scarce first part of second issue still with short 
beard: See Clay, Num. Zeitsch, 1979, p. 24. Overweight specimen. 
About EF 225 

352. Denarius, Rome, 3.08g. BM-p. 631, no. 56A\ C-96, RD-1. RX: PONTIF 

MAX TRP II COS II PP, Fides Militum standing left, head right, holding two 
standards. Rare issue in silver. Excellent portrait. EF 300 

353. Denarius, Rome, Spring 218 AD, 3.72g. BM-62note, C-15. RX: FELICITAS 

TEMPORVM, Felicitas standing left. Scarce final part of Issue 2 with obv. type 
as in Issue 3: See Clay, Numism. Zeitschr., 1979, p. 24. Overweight 
specimen. About EF/VF 225 

354. Denarius, Rome, c. April-June 218 AD, 3.22g. BM-58note, C-2. RX: 
AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left. Bold portrait. EF .... 250 

355. Denarius, Rome, c. April-June 218 AD, 3.28g. BM-69, C-41, RD-4. RX: 

LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberality standing left. Rare type commemorating 
Macrinus' belated first largesse to the people of Rome: See Clay, Num. 
Zeitschr., 1979, p. 26. Good VF 225 

356 DIADUMENIAN as CAESAR: 217-218 AD. Denarius, Rome, 3 82g BM-87, 
C-3. RX: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Prince standing right, head left, with three 
standards. Overweight specimen. Reverse weakly struck. About EF 500 
ELAGABALUS (218-222 AD) 

357. Denarius, Rome, 218-219 AD, 3.38g. BM-22, RSC-113b. RX: MARS 

VICTOR, Mars advancing right. Joyful portrait. Mint State 200 

358. Denarius, Rome, 218-219 AD, 3.38g. BM-37, C-289. OBV: Bust draped, 

cuirassed. RX: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory advancing right. 

Mint State 175 

359. Denarius, Rome, 219 AD, 2. 88g. BM-214, RSC-8la. RX: LIBERALITAS 

AVG II. Mint State 175 

360. Denarius, Rome, 219 AD, 3.1 3g. BM-223, C-120. RX: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax 

advancing left. Mint State 200 

361. Denarius, Rome, 219 AD, 3.06g. BM-304 (wrongly as Eastern), C-134, RD- 
18. RX: PM TR P II COS II PP, Sol standing left. Scarce. Mint State 200 

362. Denarius, Rome, 220-221 AD, 3.30g. BM-220, C-92. RX: LIBERTAS AVG, 

Libertas standing left, star in field right. Mint State 175 

363. Denarius, Rome, 221 AD 3.00g. BM-189, RSC-la. RX: ABVNDANTIA AVG, 

Abundantia standing left dispensing fruits from cornucopia, star in field right. 
Clashed dies. Good EF 130 

364. Denarius, Rome, 221 -222 AD, 2.96g. BM-231, C-276. OBV: Bust with "horn." 

RX: SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Emperor in Syrian priestly dress sacrificing 
left at tripod altar, star in field right. Mint State 135 

365. Denarius, Rome, 222 AD, 3.15g. BM-269, RSC-213c. OBV: With “horn." 
RX: PM TRP V COS llll PP, Emperor in oriental dress sacrificing left at altar, 

star in field left. Faint die clashing. Rare with "horn" in last year of reign. 
Mint State 175 

366. Denarius, Branch Mint, 219 AD, 2. 85g. BM-158, C-244, RD-57. RX: PROVID 

DEORVM, Providentia standing left leaning on column. Light die clashing. 
Very broad flan. Mint State 180 

367. JULIA PAULA, Wife of Elagabalus; Denarius, Rome, 220 AD, 3.29g. BM- 

172, C-6. RX: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, star in field left. Nice 
high relief portrait. Near Mint State 550 

368. Another; 2.78g. Weakly struck reverse. EF 400 

369. Another; 3.32g. Near Mint State 400 

370. AQUILIA SEVERA, Wife of Elagabalus; Denarius, Rome, 220-221 AD, 
2.64g. BM-185, C-2 (20Fr). RX: CONCORDIA, Concordia sacrificing left at 
altar, star in field left. Some granularity. Weakly struck reverse. VF/Fine 350 

371. JULIA SOAEMIAS, Mother of Elagabalus; Died 222 AD, Denarius, Rome, 

220-221 AD, 3.20g. BM-46, C-8. RX: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing 
left, star in field left. Mint State 275 

372. JULIA MAESA, Grandmother of Elagabalus and Sev. Alexander; 
Denarius, Rome, 219 AD, 3. 99g. BM-67, C-16. OBV: Early coiffure with low 
bun. RX: IVNO, Juno standing left. Overweight flan. Mint Sate . . . 175 

373. JULIA MAESA, Grandmother of Elagabalus and Sev. Alexander; 

Denarius, Rome, 220-221 AD, 3.1 8g. BM-81, C-45. RX: SAECVLI 

FELICITAS, Star in left field. Mint State 150 

374. JULIA MAESA, Grandmother of Elagabalus and Sev. Alexander; 

Denarius, Rome, 221-222 AD, 3.33g. BM-76, C-36. RX: PVDICITIA. 

Mint State 225 


375. Denarius, Rome, 225-228 AD, 2.67g. BM-341.C-23. RX: ANNONA AVG, 

Annona standing left. Mint State 250 

376. Denarius, Rome, 230 AD. BM-631, C-391. RX: TRP Villi, Sol raising right 
hand and holding globe in left. Near proof-like surfaces. Mint State . . 250 

377. Denarius, Rome, 231-232 AD, 2.93g. cf. BM-895 and C-543, Eauze Hoard p. 

237 (16 spec ). OBV: Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. Legend 
broken. RX: SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left, right foot forward. 
Mint State 250 

378. Denarius, Eastern Mint, 222-224 AD, 3.06g. BM-1058, C-196, RD-53. RX: 

PIETAS AVG, Pietas sacrificing left at altar. Mint State 200 

379. JULIA MAMAEA, Mother of Severus Alexander; Died 235 AD, Denarius, 

Rome, 222-224 AD, 2.73g. BM-43, C-35. RX: IVNO CONSERVATRIX. Her 
earliest rev. type: portrait undiademed. Mint State 175 

380. Another; 3.10g. Mint State 175 

381. JULIA MAMAEA, Mother of Severus Alexander; Died 235 AD, Denarius, 

Rome, 224-225 AD, 3. 19g BM-440 (misdated 227 AD), C-85. RX: VESTA, 
Vesta standing left holding patera and transverse scepter. High relief. 
Mint State 250 

382. JULIA MAMAEA, Mother of Severus Alexander; Died 235 AD, Denarius, 
Rome, 229-230 AD, 3.51 g. BM-917, C-5. RX: FECVND AVGVSTAE, 
Fecunditas standing left, child at feet. Reverse weakly struck. Mint State 145 

383. JULIA MAMAEA, Mother of Severus Alexander; Died 235 AD, Denarius, 

Rome, 232-235 AD, 2.68g. BM-483, C-17. RX; FELICITAS PVBLICA, 
Felicitas standing left, leaning on column. Mint State 150 

384. MAXIMUS; 236-238 AD, Denarius, 3.09g. BM-1 18, RIC-1 . MintState 750 

385. MAXIMUS as CAESAR, Son of Maximinus Thrax; 235-238 AD, Denarius, 

3.18g. BM-118, C-1. RX: PIETAS AVG, Priestly implements. EF 450 

386 GORDIAN AFRICANUS I; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 2.80g. BM-8, C-8 
(120Fr). RX: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left. Struck on a broad flan. 
Good EF 3500 

387. GORDIAN AFRICANUS II; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.12g. BM-19, C-5 

(120Fr). RX: PROVIDENTIA AVGG, Providentia standing left, leaning on 
column, globe at feet. Struck on a broad flan. Good VF 3000 

388. BALBINUS; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.57g. BM-1, C-10. RX: 

LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM, Liberalitas standing left. Only one specimen 
in Eauze Hoard, ill. pi. 36, 639, from same rev. die as ours. A very rare type 
on denarii. Heavy specimen. This type is usually found on sestertii, but very 
rarely on denarii. About EF/Good VF 450 

389. BALBINUS; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.04g. BM-26, C-20. RX: PM TRP 

COS II PP, Genius of the Senate standing left. About EF 450 

390. BALBINUS; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.46g. BM-33, C-23. RX: 

PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia standing left, globe at feet. Nice EF 475 

391. BALBINUS; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, 3.26g. BM-37, C-27. RX: VICTORIA 

AVGG, Victory standing right, head left. Reverse weakly struck. Choice 
EF/Good VF 550 

392. GORDIAN III as CAESAR; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, Issue of Balbinus and 

Pupienus, 3.41g. C- 1 82 (20Fr). RX: PIETAS AVGG, Six priestly implements; 
left to right: lituus, knife, patera, pitcher, ladle, and sprinkler. This rare variant 
of the single denarius rev. type of Gordian III as Caesar that shows six priestly 
implements on the rev., as on the corresponding sestertii, is not recorded in 
BMC, though C-182 correctly describes and illustrates this variant as being in 
Paris, while overlooking the commoner variant with only five implements! Of 
14 specimens in our photo file, 12 show 5 implements on the rev. and only 2 
show 6 implements. Nearly EF 1000 

393. GORDIAN III as CAESAR; 238 AD, Denarius, Rome, Issue of Balbinus and 

Pupienus, 2.81 g. BM-62, C-182var. (20Fr). RX: PIETAS AVGG, Five priestly 
implements: left to right: lituus, knife, pitcher, ladle, and sprinkler. This is a 
distinctily different portrait style than Lot #392, and the more commonly seen 
portrait of Gordian as Caesar. Nearly EF 600 

394. GORDIAN III; 238-244 AD, Antoninianus, Rome, 238 AD. RIC-1, C-86. RX: 

FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left. Excellent portrait. MintState . . 75 

395. GORDIAN III; 238-244 AD, Antoninianus, Rome, 243-244 AD. RIC-156, C- 

353. RX: Victoria. Scarce latest portrait with sideburns. Mint State . . 55 

396. GORDIAN III; 238-244 AD, Antoninianus, East, 239 AD, 4.80g. RIC-187a, C- 

126(3Fr). RX: LIBERALITAS AVG, Libertas standing left holding pileus and 
scepter Rare eastern type depicting different deity than is named. 
About EF 175 

397. PHILIP I; 244-249 AD, Antoninianus, Antioch, 244 AD. RIC-69(s), C-113 

(10Fr). RX: PAX FVNDATA CVM PERSIS, Pax standing left. On this scarce, 
early, eastern antoninianus Philip commemorates the peace he patched up 
with the Persians after Gordian Ill’s death in the course of a campaign against 
them. About EF 150 

398. Another; Part of obverse softly struck. About EF 150 

399. PHILIP I; 244-249 AD, Antoninianus, Antioch, 244 AD. RIC-70(s), C-221 

(5Fr). RX: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS, Spes advancing left. “The Hope of 
Happiness throughout the World” - A flamboyant legend that occurs only here 
in the Roman coinage. About EF 130 

400. OTACILIA SEVERA, Wife of Philip I; Antoninianus, Rome, 248-249 AD, 

Officina 1111=4. RIC-1 1 6b(c) , C-63 (3Fr). RX: SAECVLARES AVGG llll, 
Hippopotamus standing right. Fine+/VF 100 

401. PHILIP II; 247-249 AD, Antoninianus, Rome, 248-249 AD, Officina 111=3. 

RIC-224(s), C-72. RX: SAECVLARES AVGG III, Goat standing left. Softly 
struck obverse. EF 100 

402. HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA, Wife of Trajan Decius; 249-251 AD, 

Antoninianus. RIC-59b, C-19. RX: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudictia seated left. 
Usual weak strike on reverse. MintState 100 

403. HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS as CAESAR; 250-251 AD, Antoninianus, Rome. 

RIC-147C, C-26. Exceptional portrait. MintState 375 

404. TRAJAN DECIUS; 249-251 AD, Antoninianus, Rome, “Divus" issue in the 

name of Titus (79-81 AD). RIC-81a, C-(Titus)404. MintState . . . 450 

405. DIVUS HADRIAN; Died 138 AD, Antoninianus struck by Trajan Decius, 

Rome, c. 251 AD, 3.12g. RIC-87 (R2), C-1509 (30Fr). OBV: DIVO 

HADRIANO, Head radiate. RX: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing right, head 
left. One of the rarest emperors in Decius’ issue for the “Divi". From the 
collection of the late 19th century French Numismatic author Arthur Engel. 
Toned EF 525 

406. POSTUMUS; 260-268 AD, Antoninianus, Cologne, 267 AD. RIC-291(s), C- 

281 (2Fr), Cunnetio-2447 (7 spec ). RX: P M TRP Vllll COS llll PP, Bow, 
club, quiver (weapons of Hercules). About EF/EF Rare 300 

407. MARIUS; 268 AD. RIC-10, C-13. EF 325 

408. TETRICUS as CAESAR; Antoninianus, 270-273 AD. RIC-270 (R), C-90 

(30Fr), Cunetio Hoard 2655 (only 2 specimens). OBV: C PIV ESV 

TE[TRICV)S CAES, Bust radiate draped, cuirassed, left seen from front. RX: 
SPES AVGG, Spes advancing left Softly struck. EF 700 

409. PROBUS; 276-282 AD, Antoninianus, Siscia, Officina S=2, 3 80g. Bust var. 

of RIC 650 and C-140-141. Not in Alfoldi , Siscia, or Bastien, Busle 
Mondtaire, this bust type previously unattested for any emperor. OBV: Bust 
radiate, cuirassed, left, shield by left shoulder, holding upright club in right 
hand. RX: CONCORD MILIT XXI S, Emperor and Concordia clasping 
hands. Marcus Weder suggests to us that the club may refer to auxiliary units 
in the army that bore the epithet “Herculean" or actually fought with that 
weapon; the absence of the customary lion skin and its replacement by 
cuirass and shield excludes an assimilation of the emperor to Hercules, 
according to Weder. EF 1500 

410. PROBUS; 276-282 AD, Antoninianus, 278 AD, Siscia, 3.65g. RIC-61 1 . C-449 

(6Fr, No source). OBV: Radiate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding 
scepter surmounted by eagle. RX: Lion walking left. EF Rare . . . 450 

41 1 . PROBUS; 276-282 AD, Reverse Brockage of Antoninianus, Rome, 3.72g. As 
RIC-184, 187-188. OBV: Incuse impression of reverse type. RX: ROM[AE 
AjETER, Roma seated in temple; in exergue, R-thunderbolt-A. Unusual 

technical curiosity. EF 100 

CARAUSIUS (287-293 AD) 

412. Antoninianus, Camulodunum, 4.16g. Rev. legend var. of RIC-205 (R). RX: 
CONCORDIA MILITV C, Emperor and Concordia clasping hands. Rare 
Glossy black patination. Excellent work, beautifully struck. EF or better. 1500 

413. Antoninianus, Camulodunum, 5.34g. Unpublished obv. legend. Variant of 

RIC-208 (R). RX: CONCORD MIL IIC (=MC). Clasped hands. Head 
somewhat weakly struck. EF/Near Mint State Very Rare 1500 

414. Antoninianus, Camulodunum, 4. 30g. RIC-358 (C). RX: PROVID AVG C, in 

field left and right, S P, Providentia standing left holding globe and transverse 
scepter. Found at St. Albans, Herts. Olive patination. EF .... 900 

415. Antoninianus, RSR Mint, 2.95g. Obv. legend var. of RIC-61 5 (r2); cf. C-292 
(Hunter, 25Fr). OBV: IMP CARjAVjSIVS P AVG, Bust radiate, right. RX: 
ROMANO RENjOV] RSR, She wolf standing right suckling twins. Unpublished 
variant of very rare type. Some of legend not struck on obverse. EF/VF 2500 

416. Antoninianus struck in name of Maximian Herculius, London, c. 292-293 AD, 

4.23g. Rev. type var. of RIC p. 555, no. 34 (Pax holding branch not Victory). 
RX: PAX AVGGG MLXXI SP, Pax standing left holding Victory on globe and 
scepter. This variant has previously been attested only on antoniniani of 
Carausius himself: RIC-145; Carson, “Carausius et Fratres Sui,” Studia 
Paulo blaster Oblata, no. 20, pi. XXX,7 (BM). Unpublished type in the rare 
coinage struck by Carausius for Diocletian and Maximian. Only known 
specimen, therefore presently unique. EF 1500 

417. MAXIMINUS II; 309-313 AD, Reduced Follis, Trier, 310-313 AD. RIC-845a 

(C). RX: GENIO POP ROM PTR TF, Genius sacrificing left. Weakly struck. 
EF 75 

418 MAXIMINUS II; 309-313 AD, Reduced Follis, Ostia, 312-313 AD, Officina 
T=3. RIC-90a. RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI MOSTT, Sol standing left. 
EF 200 

419. DIVUS ROMULUS, Son of Maxentius; Follis, Rome, 308-310 AD, 4.83g 

RIC-207(C), C-6 (lOFr). RX: AETERNAE MEMORIAE RBP, Domed shrine 
Fine/VG 275 

420. UCINIUSI; 308-324 AD, Reduced Follis, Ostia, 312-313 AD. RIC-84b (S). 
RX; SOLI INVICTO COMITI MOST[S or Q], Sol standing left. Mint State 100 

421. LICINIUS I; 308-324 AD, Follis, Thessaionica, 310-31 1 AD RIC-406 (P). 

Near Mint State 100 


422. Follis, Trier, 307-308 AD. 4.93g. RIC-772a(C). RX: MARTI PATRI 

CONSERVATORI PTR SA, Mars standing right. Very nice dusty green patina 
EF 300 

423. Reduced Follis, Trier, 310-313 AD. RIC-893 (C2). RX: SOLI INVICTO 

COMITI, Bust of Sol, right. Obverse weakly struck. Mint State . . . 250 

424. Another; Near Mint State/Mint State 225 

425. Reduced Half-Follis, Trier, 310-311 AD RIC 897 (S), C-323 (3Fr). RX: 

MARTI CONSERV PTR, Mars standing right. EF 250 

426. Reduced Half-Follis, Trier, 310-311 AD RIC-899(S). RX: SOLI INVICTO 

PTR, Sol standing left. Mint State with some silvering 450 

427. Reduced Follis, Ticinum, 317-318 AD, Officina S=2. RIC-68 (rl). RX: SOLI 

INVICTO COMITI ST P, Sol standing left. Mint State 100 

428. Follis, Thessaionica, c. 312-313 AD, Officina E=5 RIC -61 b (C). RX: IOVI 

CONSERVATORI AVGG NN *TS-E', Jupiter standing left, eagle at feet. 
About EF 125 

429. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317 AD, Officina A=1. RIC-134 (r2). RX: SOLI 

INVICTO COMITI -ATR TF, Sol standing left. A glorious bust of emperor. 
Mint State 150 

430. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317 AD, Officina B=2. Rev. var. of RIC-135 (cl). RX: 

SOLI INVICTO COMITI BTR TF, Sol standing left. Sol with weight on right leg 
rather than left, and cloak hanging from left shoulder only, not both: According 
to RIC, this type was struck in Officina A only, not B. Unpublished variant. 
Mint State 125 

431. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2. RIC-161 (r4, citing Copenh ). 
RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI BTR FT, Sol standing left. Mint State Rare 125 

432. Another; RIC-1 62 (r4, citing Cambridge). Mint State/EF 150 

433. Reduced Follis, Lugdunum, 309-310 AD. Not in RIC, Bastien-529 (records 

only 6 spec.). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLC FT, Sol advancing left holding 
globe. Mint State 175 

434. Obv. Brockage of Reduced Follis. OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Bust 

laureate, cuirassed, right. RX: Incuse impression of obv. VG . . . . 100 

435. FAUSTA, Wife of Constantine the Great; Reduced Follis, Trier, 324-325 

AD, Officina S=2. RIC-459(C1). RX: SALVS REI PVBLICAE STR, Empress 
standing left holding two infants (Constantine II and Constantius II). Near 
Mint State 150 

436. FAUSTA, Wife of Constantine the Great; Reduced Follis, Trier, 326 AD, 

Officina P-1. RIC-484 (Cl). RX: SPES REI PVBLICAE PTR, Empress 
standing left holding two infants (Constantine II and Constantius II). 
Mint State 200 

437. HELENA, Mother of Constantine the Great; Reduced Follis, Trier, 327-328 

Empress standing left holding branch. Mint State 175 

438. Another; Mint State 175 

439. Another; Weakly struck in some places. Mint State 125 

440 URBS ROMA, City of Rome; c. 330-348 AD, Reduced Follis, Trier, 332-333 

AD, Officina P=1 . RIC-542. Mint State 100 

CRISPUS as CAESAR (317-326 AD) 

441. Reduced Follis, Trier, .317 AD, Officina B=2. RIC-136 (r4 citing Copenhagen). 

RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI BTR TF, Sol standing left. Really beautiful 
reverse. Mint State. Rare 200 

442. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317 AD, Officina B=2. RIC-141 (cl) RX: PRINCIPI 

IVVENTVTIS BTR TF, Price standing right. Wonderful portrait of emperor 
standing on reverse. Mint State 150 

443. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina A=1 RIC-169 (r5: unique in 

Vienna). RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS *ATR FT, Prince standing right. This 
and the next lot are the second and third recorded specimens. Mint State 300 

444. Another; Mint State 350 

445. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina A=1. RIC-170 (r4). RX: 

PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS *ATR FT, Prince standing right. Mint State 200 

446. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2, 4. 13g. RIC-1 71 (r4). RX: 

PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS BTR FT, Prince standing right. Excellent portrait of 
emperor in full armor on reverse. Mint State 200 

447. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2. RIC-177 (r4). RX: 

CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE BTR FT, Sol standing left. Weakly struck. Mint 
State. Rare 100 

448. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2. RIC-182 (r4, citing 

Cambridge). RX: CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE BTR FT, Sol standing right, 
head left, cloak hanging from both shoulders. Wonderful die work on both 
obverse and reverse. Mint State 200 

449. Reduced Follis, Trier, 326 AD, Officina S=2. RIC-477 (c3) RX: 

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS STR, Camp gate. Scarce bust left. Elaborate 

obverse die. Mint State 100 


450. Reduced Follis, Trier, 317 AD, Officina B=2 RIC-144 (cl). RX: PRINCIPI 
IVVENTVTIS BTR TF, Prince standing right. Excellent portrait standing on 




























reverse. Near Mint State 120 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 317 AD, Officina A=1. RIC-i53(c1). RX: CLARITAS 
REI PVBLICAE -ATR TF, Sol standing left. Expressive portrait of emperor. 

Mint State 150 

Another; Mint State 125 

Another; RIC-1 54 (cl ). Mint State 100 

Another; Mint State 100 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina A-1. RIC-172(s). RX: PRINCIPI 
IVVENTVTIS *ATR FT, Prince standing right. Excellent detail. Mint State .150 
Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina A=1. RIC-174 (r5: Unique in 
Vienna). RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS *ATR FT, Prince standing right. Very 
Rare. Second recorded. Unusual, somewhat expressive, highly detailed 

portrait of bust. Mint State 350 

Another; Unusual waves of cloth across breast of bust. Some obverse 

porosity, but Mint State 200 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina A=1. RIC-179 (r4). RX: 

CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE -ATR FT, Sol standing left. Mint State 200 

Another; Mint State 200 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2, 3.38g. RIC-179 (r4) note 
RX: CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE BTR FT. Sol standing left. Specimens in 
Vienna and Paris with no dot before mintmark, as here. Mint State. Rare 120 
Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, Officina B=2. RIC- 181 (r4) RX 

CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE BTR FT, Sol standing left. Mint State . . 200 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 317-318 AD, 3.99g. Bust var. of RIC-183 (r5: Unique in 
Vienna, there bust cuirassed only, not dr., cuir. as here). RX: CLARITAS REI 
PVBLICAE BTR FT, Sol standing right, head left, cloak hanging from both 
shoulders. Very Rare variant of rev. type Reverse flatly struck. 

Mint State 225 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 325-326 AD, Officina S=2. RIC-463 (r4). RX. 

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS STR, Camp gate Mint State Rare .... 150 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 327-328 AD, Officina P=1. RIC-505 (c3). RX: 

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS PTRE, Camp gate. Elaborate obverse type. 

Mint State 100 

Reduced Follis, Thessaionica, 319 AD, Officina B=2, 3.24g. RIC-71 (r3), C- 
230 (lOEr). RX: VIRT EXERC ’TS'B’, Sol standing in middle of X-shaped 
configuration. Rare and mysterious rev. type struck only at Thessaionica. 

Silvered. Fine/VF 225 

Reduced Follis, Trier, 326 AD, Officina P=1. RIC-480 (c3) RX: 

PROVIDENTIAE CAESS PTR, Camp gate. Elaborate obverse bust. EF 50 

Another; Elaborate obverse bust. Mint State 100 

Another; Mint State 90 

Another; Flan crack at 3 o'clock on obverse. Elaborate bust. Mint State 120 
Reduced Follis, Trier, 327-328 AD, Officina P=1. RIC-506 (c3). RX: 

PROVIDENTAE CAESS PTRE, Camp gate. Elaborate obverse bust. 

Mint State 110 

JULIAN II; 360-363 AD, AE 3, Sirmium, Officina A=1, 2.51 g. RIC-108. 
Emperor Julian helmeted in full armor holding spear and shield. Mint State 165 
JOVIAN; 363-364 AD, AE 1, Thessaionica, Officina 0. RIC-235 (S). VF 475 
JOVIAN; June 363-February 364 AD. AE3, Sirmium, Officina A=1 . R 1C- 118. 

EF+ 250 

CONSTANTIUS II; 337-361 AD, Light Miliarensis, Nicomedia, c. 355-360 AD, 
4.02g. RIC-. Unpublished. RX: GLORIA ROMANORVM. The only light 
miliareses of Constantius II as Augustus at Nicomedia recorded in RIC have 
rev. FELICITAS ROMANORVM, Two emperors beneath arch (RIC 77, 79). 
The same rev. type of emperor standing with vexillum and shield, but with 
different rev. legend, is attested oi. miliarenses of Constantius II at Lugdunum 
(RIC-33: VIRTVS DD NN AVGG) and Thessaionica (RIC-87-89, 

The only recorded coin of Constantius II from Nicomedia with the legend 
GLORIA ROMANORVM is the gold medallion RIC-99. Not only is the obverse 
portrait flawless, but the miniature portrait of the emperor standing on the 
reverse is splendid beyond expectation. The emperor stands in full military 
gear, one hand resting on shield, his drapery waving in the breeze, while he 
looks at the labarum that he holds in his left hand with the chi rho symbol 
emblazoned on it. This coin is not only of greatest rarity, but it a masterpiece 
of die work, as well as an excellent document to study the construction of 

Roman armor. Mint State 7500 

EUGENIUS; 392-394 AD, Siliqua, Trier. RIC-106 (d), C-14corr. RX: Roma 
holding Victory and lance. Somewhat weakly struck, but clear and on a 

flawless planchet. Mint State 1250 

CONSTANTINE IX; 1042-1055 AD. Miliaresion. S-1834, DO-7, BN-1-7 

Virgin orans/Constantine facing wearing military attire. VF 800 


The Mint of London, 309-318 AD 

We offer here an interesting group of reduced folles struck at London between 
309 and 318 AD, including many in exceptionally fine condition and many rare 
or unpublished varieties, and especially noteworthy for a large selection of rare 
helmeted or consular bust types of Constantine the Great. For the London 
issues of 309-313 AD, we have given below the dates proposed in RIC VI, but 
the reader should note that these issues have been dated a year or two later 
on the basis of their apparent reflection of Constantine's conquest of Italy in 
312 AD, by G. Gautier, "An Unpublished Nummus of Constantine I of the Mint 
of London,” Numismatic Chronicle. 1992, pp. 157-160. 









































Genius sacrificing left, star In field right. Mint State 125 

Another; Mint State 125 

Another; Mint State 125 

Another; Weakly struck. Mint State 50 

LICINIUS I (308-324 AD) 

310-312 AD. RIC-209c (c). RX: GENIO POP ROM PLN, Genius sacrificing 

left, star in field right. Mint State 150 

Another; Reverse weakly struck Mint State 125 

Another; Mint State 100 

313-314 AD. RIC-3 (c3). RX: GENIO POP ROM PLN SF, Genius sacrificing 

left. Mint State 150 

Another; Mint State 100 

314-315 AD. RIC-23 (rl). RX: GENIVS POP ROM MLL SF, Genius 

sacrificing left. Mint State 150 

316 AD. RIC-60 (r2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI MLN SP, Sol standing left. 
Mint State 125 


310 AD. RIC-121A (C2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN TF, Sol standing 

left. Mint State 150 

Another; Mint State 125 

Another; Obverse weakly struck. Mint State 100 

310 AD. RIC-122 (S) RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN TF, Sol standing left. 

Some obverse porosity. EF/Mint State 65 

310-312 AD. R 1C- 153 (C). RX: COMITI AVGG NN PLN, Sol standing left, 

star in field right. EF 100 

310-312 AD, 3. 75g. RIC-1 55 (R) RX: COMITI AVGG NN PLN, Sol standing 
left, star in field right. Rare helmeted bust from London mint. EF+ . . 250 
310-312 AD. RIC-177 (S). OBV: Laureate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, 
carrying speak and shield. RX: COMITI AVGG NN PLN, Sol standing left, 

star in field right. Mint State 350 

Another; Mint State 325 

Another; Mint State Reverse weakly struck 250 

Another; Mint State 200 

312 AD, 4.08g. RIC-1 78 (R) citing LLangarren Hoard, C-44 (Paris). OBV: 
CONSTANT IN VS P AG, Bust laureate, cuirassed left, holding eagle-tipped 
scepter. RX: COMITI AVGG NN PLN, Sol standing left, star in field right. 
Very rare consular bust type in cuirass with large facing head of Medusa. This 
type with the Medusa on the bust is almost unknown for the coinage of 

Constantine and is truly a remarkable type. Mint State 2250 

312 AD, 4.82g. OBV: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Bust laureate, cuirassed left 
holding eagle-tipped scepter. RX: COMITI AVGG NN PLN, Sol standing left, 
star in field, right. Obv. bust var. of RIC-1 82 (R) (there consular robe, not 
cuirassed). Rare consular obv. type. Some porosity. EF+ .... 375 

310-312 AD. RIC-195(c). RX: CONCORD MIL IT PLN, Concordia standing 

left holding two standards, star in field right. Mint State 125 

Another;Some porosity. Mint State 100 

310-312 AD. RIC-203 (s) mentioning this variant with plumed helmet crest in 
note 4. OBV: Laureate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left holding spear and 
shield, on helmet, high crest of semicircular plumes. RX: CONCORD MILIT 
PLN, Concordia standing left holding two standards, star in field right. Minor 

granularity. Near Mint State 300 

310-312 AD, 4. 42g. RIC-204 (r2, citing Vienna). OBV: Radiate, helmeted, 
cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield; helmet crest. RX: CONCORD 
MILIT PLN, Concordia standing left, holding two standards, star in field right. 
Very Rare helmeted bust type with radiate crown. Softly struck. Near Mint 
State 250 

312 AD, 4.81g. Unpublished with consular bust and this obv. legend; cf. RIC- 
206 (r2) (there consular bust but different obv. legend). OBV: 
CONSTANTINVS P AVG, Bust laureate, left in consular robe and holding 
eagle-tipped scepter. RX: CONCORD MILIT PLN, Concordia standing left 
holding two standards, star in field right. Some isolated pits. EF . . 200 

310-312 AD. RIC-212 (S). RX: GENIO POP ROM PLN, Genius sacrificing 
left, star in field right. Rare rev. type for Constantine - Normal for Licinius I and 
Maximinus II. Mint State 175 

310-312 AD, 4.46g. Rare rev. type, unpublished with this obv. legend and 
bust type; cf. RIC-214-221. OBV: CONSTANTINVS AG, Bust laureate, 
cuirassed, left. RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS PLN, Emperor standing left 

holding two standards, star in field right. Mint State 350 

310-312 AD, 4.32g. Unpublished bust type variant of RIC 214-218. OBV: 
Helmeted, cuirassed bust right. RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS PLN, Prince 
standing left holding two standards, star in field right. Rare rev. type, 
unpublished in combination with this rare helmeted obv. bust. Mint State .400 
310-312 AD. RIC-222(c). RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS PLN, Prince standing 

left holding globe and spear, star in field right. Mint State 150 

Another; Mint State 100 

Another; EF 75 

Another; Cloak hangs from both shoulders. Rev. type variant of RIC-222. 

Mint State 150 

Another; Obverse softly struck. Mint State 125 

310-312 AD, 4.64g. RIC-228 (R, citing ANS). OBV: Laureate, cuirassed, 
helmeted bust left carrying spear and shield. RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS 
PLN, Prince standing left holding globe and spear, star in field right. Scarce 

rev. type, Rare bust. Mint State 300 

Another; Obverse softly struck. Slight porosity. Mint State 200 

310-312 AD, 5.09g. Bust var. of RIC-227-228 OBV: Bust laureate, 

cuirassed, helmeted right. RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS PLN, Prince standing 



































551 . 

552 . 


left holding globe and spear, star in field right. Scarce rev. type, unpublished 

with this obverse. EF 225 

310-312 AD. RIC-234 (S). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing 

left, star in field right. Mint State 140 

312-313 AD, 4.29g. Very rare rev. type, unpublished for Constantine; cf. RIC- 
244 (Maximinus II, R2). OBV: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Bust laureate, 
cuirassed, right. RX: COMITI AAVVGG PLN, Sol standing left, head right, 
raising right hand and holding globe and whip in left. Some granularity. Mint 

State 400 

312-313 AD, 3.63g. RIC-246 (R, citing Vienna), C-144 (Paris, lOFr). OBV: 
CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Bust laureate, cuirassed right. RX. FELICITAS 
AVGG NN PLN, Felidtas seated left holding branch and globe, star in field left. 
Rare rev. type occasioned by Constantine’s defeat of Maxentius at the Milvian 

Bridge: See RIC VI, p. 122. Near Mint State 400 

312-313 AD. RIC-251 (S). RX: MARTI CONSERVATORI PLN, Mars 

standing right, star in field left. Near Mint State 75 

312-313 AD, 4.1 5g. Bust var. of RIC 254-257. OBV: CONSTANTINVS PF 
AVG, Bust helmeted, laureate, cuirassed, right. RX: MARTI 

CONSERVATORI PLN, Mars standing right, star in field, left. New bust type 

for this whole issue according to RIC Near Mint State 300 

312-313 AD. RIC-265 (C2) RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS PLN, Prince 

standing right, star in field left. EF/VF 85 

312-313 AD. Rev. type var. of RIC-279 (C2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI 
PLN, Sol standing right, head left, cloak hanging from both shoulders, star in 

field left. Near Mint State 150 

312-313 AD. RIC-280 (c2). RX: SOU INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing 

left, star in field left. Near Mint State 75 

Another; RIC-282(c). Mint State 100 

312- 313 AD. RIC-286 (R, citing ANS). OBV: Bust helmeted, laureate, 

cuirassed, left holding spear and shield. RX: As no. 523 above. Reverse 
weakly struck. Mint State 400 

313- 314 AD. RIC-7 (r3). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SF, Sol standing 

left. Reverse weakly struck. Mint State 125 

Another; RIC-8 (S). Mint State 100 

Another; RIC-1 0 (c3). Mint State 120 

Another; Mint State 100 

313-314 AD, 3.18g. RIC-12 (r5, unique in Vienna). OBV: IMP 

CONSTANTINVS AG, Bust helmeted, cuirassed, left, holding spear and 
shield. RX: As no. 527 above. Second recorded specimen with this obverse 

type. Reverse weakly struck. Mint State 400 

313-314 AD. RIC-14 (r4). OBV: Helmeted cuirassed bust left holding spear 
and shield. RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SF, Sol standing left. Only 2-3 

spec, recorded by Bruun. Silvering. Mint State 300 

Another; Some obverse porosity in left field. Reverse weakly struck. Mint 
State 150 

313- 314 AD. RIC-1 7 (r2). OBV: Helmeted cuirassed bust left holding spear 

and shield. RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SF, Sol standing left. Rare bust 
type. Mint State 200 

314- 315 AD, 3.26g. RIC-24 (r4) RX: MARTI CONSERVATORI MLL SF, 

Mars standing right. Wreath poorly struck. Mint State 125 

314-315 AD. RIC-27 (c2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI MLL SF, Sol standing 

left. Mint State 80 

Another; Obverse weakly struck. Mint State 60 

316 AD. RIC-76 (r2). OBV: CONSTANTINVS P AVG, Bust laureate, 
cuirassed, right. RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI MSL (?) S P, Sol standing left. 

Interesting bust. Expressive portrait. Mint State 100 

316-317 AD. RIC-94 (cl). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN TF, Sol standing 
left. Mint State 75 

317 AD. Not in RIC with this obv. legend; cf. RIC 101-103 (each r4). OBV: 

CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Bust laureate, cuirassed right. RX: CLARITAS 
REI PVBLICAE PLN SP, Sol standing left. Mint State. Very Rare . . 200 

31 7 AD. RIC-1 1 1 (S). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SP, Sol standing left. 
Mint State 100 

317 AD. RIC-1 12 (r5, unique in Vienna). OBV: CONSTANTINVS P AVG, 

Bust laureate, cuirassed, right. RX: As last. Very rare with this obv. legend 
(second recorded). Mint State 200 

318 AD. RIC-138 (rl). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, in 

field left, crescent. Some silvering. Mint State 120 

Another; RIC-1 40 (rl). Mint State 100 

Another; RIC-1 49 (r4). Rare Issue. Obverse weakly struck. Mint State 100 
318 AD. RIC-150 (r2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, in 
field crescent and star. Reverse corroded in spots. Mint State ... 100 

CRISPUS as CAESAR (317-326 AD) 

317 AD, 3.1 7g. Bust var. of RIC-1 03 (r4) (there, bust laureate, cuirassed only, 
not laureate, draped, cuirassed as here). RX: CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE 
PLN SP, Sol standing left. Mint State 120 

317 AD. RIC-1 14 (r4). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SP, Sol standing 

left. Mint State 120 

Another; RIC-1 15 (r2). Mint State 150 

Another; Softly struck. Mint State 125 

Another; Mint State 100 

Another; RIC-1 16 (r5, unique in Vienna). Second recorded specimen with this 

draped and cuirassed bust type. Mint State 200 

318 AD. RIC-143 (r3). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, 

crescent in field left. Mint State 100 

554 . 318 AO, 3.05g Rev. type var. of RIC-143 (r3). Unpublished; for this var. of 
rev. in an earlier issue, see RIC-99-100 and pi. 1, 99 RX: SOLI INVICTO 
COMITI PLN, Sol standing right, head left, cloak hangs from both shoulders. 

Mint State 150 

555. 318 AD. RIC-144 (r2). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN. Sol standing left, 

crescent in field left. Mint State 125 

556 318 AD Bust var. of RIC-144 (r2, bust laur, cuir.). Unpublished with bust 
laureate, draped, and cuirassed. RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLS, Sol 

standing left, crescent in field left. Near Mint State 200 

557. Another; RIC-144. Mint State 100 













317 AD. Obv. legend var of RIC-104 (r5). Not in RIC with this obv. legend. 
Unpublished. RX: CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE PLN SP, Sol standing left. 

Mint State 200 

317 AD RIC-1 1 7 (r3). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN SP, Sol standing 

left. Mint State 200 

Another; Mint State 125 

Another; RIC-1 18 (r2) Mint State 200 

Another; Mint State 140 

Another; EF 125 

317 AD, 3.54g. RIC-123 (r4)note(PL:N in Oxford, usually PLON) RX: SOLI 

INVICTO COMITI PL:N SP, Sol standing left, star in field left. EF . . 120 

318 AD. Obv. legend var. of RIC-1 31 (r4). Not in RIC with this obv. legend. 
Unpublished. RX: CLARITAS REI PVBLICAE, Sol standing left, crescent in 

field left. EF 100 

318 AD. RIC- 153 (r4). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, 
crescent and star in field left and right. Rare Issue. Near Mint State . 200 

318 AD. RIC-1 45 (rl ). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, 

crescent in field left. Mint State 125 

318 AD. RIC-147 (r3). RX: SOLI INVICTO COMITI PLN, Sol standing left, 
crescent in field left. Face somewhat weakly struck. Mint State . . . 125 


569 CENTRAL ITALY, UNCERTAIN; c. 280-260 BC, AE As. Vecchi-195. 

Apollo/Rooster. Green patination. Fine+ for issue. Less than 20 

recorded 1900 

570 APULIA, ARPI; 3rd c. BC, AE 21. Zeus head left/Kalydonian boar running 

right. VF/Fine 200 

571 APULIA, ARPI; 3rd c. BC, AE 21 . BM-1. 4, Sear-569. OBV: Zeus left, 
thunderbolt behind. RX: Kalydonian boar right, spear head above. EF/VF200 

572 APULIA, ARPI; 3rd c. BC. OBV: Head of Jupiter. RX: Free-running horse. 

Very Rare As struck 250 

573. APUUA, VENUSIA; c. 280 BC, Biunx. Vecchi-291, Census 16 specimens, 
Haeberlin, pi. 73. Olive and green patination. VF 750 

574 APULIA, LUCERIA; After c. 280 BC, Uncia, 37g. H-pl. 71/6, S-129, TV-278. 
OBV: Toad. RX: Wheatsheaf; in field, pellet. Green and brown patina. 

VF 375 


575. GELA; 420-405 BC, Trias. Grose-2276. About EF/EF 275 

576. GELA; C. 420-405 BC, Oncia. Jenkins, 514, pi. 30 (same obv. die); rev. die 

v. similar to J. 500 (pi. 29). OBV: rEAAI, Bull standing left, lowering head. 
Pellet in exergue (denominational mark) not visible. RX: Head of youthful 
river-god right; behind, grain of wheat. VF. Rare 200 

577. HIMERA; 430 BC, Oncia. Calciati-11, Second recorded, Leu 28, 1981 #25 

(SFR 6,300). This is only the second recorded specimen to have the name 
Himera written out on a bronze coin. Other specimen from the Bank Leu sale 
is vastly inferior to this one. Mint State 2850 

578. SYRACUSE; Period II, c. 310-304 BC. DAN SNG-769. Male head right/Lion 

right with club above. Good VF/EF 240 

579. SYRACUSE under PHYRRUS; 278-276 BC, AE 22. Sear-1214 Head of 

Hercules left/Athena Promachos right. Nice VF 150 

580. SYRACUSE; 275-215 BC. SNG Cop-832, Leu 6, 1973, #259, Calciati-196. 

Portrait of Hieron ll/Biga driven by Nike. Blackish-brown patina. This large 
portrait of the great Syracusan king Hieron is totally remarkable. We have 
never handled anything like it in three decades. EF 4500 

581. THRACE, SEUTHES III; 316-313 BC. SNG Cop- 1073. Green patination. 

EF/VF 275 

582. THRACE, OLBIA; 3rd-1st c. BC, AE in shape of a dolphin. Sear-1684 

Inscription on reverse APIX. EF 450 

583 PANTICAPAION; 4th c. BC, AE 28, 330-310 BC. Grose-4455. Bearded 
Pan/Head and neck of bull. VF 65 


584. AE Double, 9.3lg. The large denomination Philip bronzes like this one are 

quite rare. About EF 375 

585. Double. About EF 400 

586. Drama- 25. VF/About EF 150 

587. AE 1 8, 6.35g. ANS Museum Notes IX, pg. 42 #58 RX: Horseman left with N 

below. VF 100 

588. AE 18, 6.84g. ANS Museum Notes IX, pg. 41 #42, except H behind head of 
Apollo. RX: Horseman with thunderbolt. Scarce head left. Bold Fine 100 

589. AE 18, 6.00g. ANS Museum Notes IX, pg. 42, #60. RX: Horseman right with 

3 below. Fine/VF 100 

590 ALEXANDER III; 336-323 BC. RX: Dolphin. VF 100 

591 ALEXANDER III; 336-323 BC. Price-310, Drama- 1 22. VF+ .... 100 

592 THESSALY, PHALANNA; 350 BC. Sear-2180. OBV: Young male. RX: 

Nymph Phalanna. Yellow earth/Green patina VF 100 

593 ATTICA, ATHENS; c. 1st c. AD, AE 20. Sv-pl 98, #38 (this coin). Ex Hague 
Museum. Athena/View of the Acropolis. This extremely rare and highly 
important coin was published in Svoronos when it was in the museum at 
Hague and is one of the few views of the Acropolis from ancient times, though 

the image is no less than good. Corroded VG, but large details clear. 900 
594 IONIA, SAMOS; 394-365 BC. Female head on obverse, Lion's scalp on 
reverse. VF 45 

595. CILICIA, OLBA; Ist-early 3rd c. AD, AE 18, 3.51g SNG Paris 844=Wadd. 
4130 (poor spec., probably same dies as ours), SNG Levante-, SNG Aul.-, 
SNG Cop-, BM-, Staffieri, “Olba," 43. OBV: Sacred throne of Zeus Olbios. 
RX: OaPELIN (sic: P is engraver’s error for B), Hermes standing left holding 
purse and caduceus EF Very Rare 300 

596 PHOENICIA, ARADUS; 2nd c. BC (date unclear), AE 17. cf. BM-104-141. 

Bearded god with short hair/Ram of galley left. God on obv. usually has 
hairdo of Zeus; for shorter hair, portrait-like features of our coin, cf. SNG Cop- 
36. VF 70 

597 ALEXANDER JANNAEUS; 103-75 BC, Prutah, 2.39g. Hendin-467, AJC I, 

Group A. Good VF 200 

598. BACTRIA, AGATHOCLES; 171 -1 60 BC, Nickel. Bopearachchi-8 VF 550 

599. BACTRIA, AZES I; c. 57-35 BC, Square Hexa-Chalkon, Taxila Sirsukh. 

Mitch-761. King holding ankus on camel/Humped bull standing right with 
lowered head. EF 650 


600. AGRIPPINA SENIOR; d. AD 33, Sestertius, Struck by Claudius, c. 43-44 BC. 

C-3, BM-219, RIC-102. Fields cleaned in a 19th c. method using a tool. 
Portrait seems to be untouched. Fine 450 

601 . CLAUDIUS; 41 -54 AD, As, Spanish mint (v. Kaenel’s mint B), c. January 41- 

42 AD. RX: Minerva. Brown patination. Letters in front of face flatly struck. 
Otherwise, Mint State 800 

602 NERO; 54-68 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 64-65 AD. BM-143, C-83 (8Fr), Paris- 
283-285. Ex A.E. Cahn, Auction 71, Frankfurt 1931, Lot #1483 OBV 
CLAVDIVS...GER, Head laureate right, aegis on shoulder. RX: DECVRSIO 
SC, Nero and attendant riding right. Olive patination. VF 1050 

603. NERO; 54-68 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 65-66 AD, 25.46g. BM-164, MacDowall- 
Temple of Janus, closed doors at left. High style portrait of Nero in nearly full 
condition with excellent rendition of Temple of Janus on the reverse. EF 4500 

604. NERO; 54-68 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 65-66 AD, 28.04g. RIC-273, Bust var. of 

PP, Head laureate right, aegis on shoulder. RX: ROMA SC, Roma seated left 
on arms holding Victory and resting left arm on parazonium. Reddish brown 
patina with some brassy color on the obverse. Exquisite rendition of Roma 
seated. Nearly EF 2250 

605 NERO; 54-68 AD, Dupondius, Lugdunum, 66-68 AD. BM-353, C-343. RX: 

VICTORIA AVGVSTI SC, Victory advancing left. Excellent portrait of Nero. 
Really pretty Victory walking on reverse. EF 800 

606 GALBA; 68-69 AD, Sestertius restored by Titus, Branch Mint, 80-81 AD, 

25.06g. BM-305, pi. 56, 9 (Hasluck bequest 1920; Worn), C-350 (lOOFr). 
OBV: IMP SER SVLP GALBA CAES AVG TRP, Head laureate right. RX: 
REST/SC. Only about typical coins of Galba restored by Titus are in 
existence. Normally, they are heavily worn. This coin is bold but lacking 
wreath and hair details. Dark brown and yellow-green patina. Bold Fine 
Very Rare 3000 

607. DOMITIAN; 81-96 AD, As, c. 88-89 AD. BM-434, C-85, RIC-385a. RX: 

Togated emperor sacrificing with patera over lighted altar facing a lyre and 
flute player; in back, 5-column temple. Incredible portrait of Domitian with 
sideburns. Beautifully detailed image of Domitian sacrificing over altar. All in 
wonderful detail with a beautiful reddish-brown patina. Choice EF . . 3000 

608. TRAJAN; 98-1 17 AD, Sestertius, Rome, c. 1 16 AD. 25.12g. BM-1019, C-178 

(25Fr). RX: IMPERATOR VMM SC, Emperor seated right on platform 

accompanied by two officers; before platform, lictor, three soldiers, horse, and 
two standard-bearers (head only) wearing animal-skin hoods. Dark green 
patination. Roman coins that depict ten individuals on the reverse are 
extremely unusual. This is an excellent example of this rare format. 
About VF 1500 

609. HADRIAN; 1 1 7-138 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 1 18 AD. BM-1 130, C-756. RX: 

FORT RED PONT MAX TR POT COS II SC, Fortuna Redux seated left. 
Commemorates Hadrian's first return to Rome from Syria after Trajan's death 
in August 1 17 AD. Olive patination. About EF/EF 900 

610. HADRIAN; 117-138 AD, Sestertius, Rome, c. 119-125 AD. BM-1244, C- 

1075var. RX: PM TRP COS III SC, Ceres standing left. Part of the obverse 
is eroded, with the rest fresh and EF. Exquisite standing Ceres on reverse 
To point of wear, this coin is EF 450 

611. HADRIAN; 1 17-138 AD, Sestertius, Rome, c. 132 AD, 24.24g BM-1636, pi. 

91, 12 (same dies),C-20 (25Fr). RX: ADVENTVI AVG ARABIAE SC, Hadrian 
standing right greeting Arabia who stands left sacrificing at an altar. According 
to the Historia Augusta and an inscription from Gersa, Hadrian visited Arabia 
(present-day Jordan) in 130 AD just before traveling to Judaea, where he 
refounded Jerusalem as Aelia Capitolina, and then Egypt, where Antinoos 
drowned in the Nile. Mattingly's date of 134-138 AD for Hadrian’s province 
series is too late according to unpublished research by the present catalogue. 
Green to olive patination. Less than 10 examples of this excessively rare 
reverse exist, with this appearing to be the second finest ever recorded. Good 
VF/About EE 14000 

612. HADRIAN; 117-138 AD, Orichalcum As, Dies of Homan style but struck for 

use in Syria, c. 125-128 AD, 8 87g. C-401 (30Fr), BM-1350. RX: COS III SC, 
Tyche of Antioch seated left on rock, at her feet swimming river-god (Orontes). 
Yellow to brown patination. This highly unusual reverse is similar to the 
standard Roman issues of Antioch showing their city deity. Fine . . 1 000 


613. Sestertius, Rome, 140-144 AD, 22.91 g. BM-1236, C-146 (40Fr). RX: Large 

statues of A. Pius holding statuette of Concordia, and of Faustina I veiled and 
holding scepter, standing face to face on bases and clasping hands; small 
figures of man and woman clasping hands over altar between them. 
Fine/VF 2500 

614 Sestertius, Rome, 140-144 AD, 24.30g. BM-1641 , C-464 (12Fr). RX: ITALIA 
SC, Italia, towered seated left on globe holding cornucopia and scepter. 
Brown patination. Extremely beautiful, lush portrait of Antoninius Pius with 
Italia seated the globe of the heavens, which is marked by Zodiac bands and 
stars. EF 1950 

615. Sestertius, Rome, 140-144 AD. BM-1299 note citing C-772 (Paris, 6Fr), 

Strack-873 (Paris, Naples, Leningrad). RX: SC in ex., She-wolf standing 
right, head turned back left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Very rare variety 
of this interesting type. Green patination. Fine/Fine+ 1000 

616. Sestertius, Rome, 143-144 AD. BM-1610, C-433. RX: IMPERATOR II SC, 

Victory flying right carrying trophy. Near EF 450 

617. Sestertius, Rome, c. 145-147 AD, 23.82g. BM-1715, C-718. RX: SALVS 

AVG. Green and brown patination. EF/AboutEF 650 

618. As, Rome, c. 154-155 AD. BM-1971, RIC-934. RX: Britannia seated left on 

rock, head propped on right hand, left hand on rock; to left, round shield and 
vexillum. VF/AboutEF Rare and desirable type 1000 

619. FAUSTINA SENIOR; d. 141 AD, Dupondius. RIC-1169, BM-1566. Olive 

patination. A really lovely piece. EF 1000 

620. LUCILLA, Wife of Lucius Verus; Sestertius, Rome. BM-1 147, C-31 . RX: 
HILARITAS SC, Hilaritas standing left. Reverse weakly struck. EF 1450 

621. CLODIUS ALBINUS as CAESAR; 193-195 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 195 AD, 

18.1 2g. BM-483, C-7 (30Fr). RX: [CONCORDIA) SC, Concordia seated left. 
Red and brown patina. Fine/Good 320 

622. DIDIUS JULANIUS; 193 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 23.05g. BM-24, C-12 (30Fr). 
RX: PM TR P CO[S] SC, Fortuna standing left. Near VF/Fine .... 775 

623 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS; 193-211 AD, Sestertius. Rome, 210 AD, 26.08g. 
BM-192, pi. 57,7 (same dies), C-559(80Fr). RX: PM TR P XVIII COS III PP 
SC, Adlocutio scene: Three emperors on platform, guarded by lictor holding 
fasces, addressing two soldiers holding standard and legionary eagle. Olive 
patination. Highly interesting scene on reverse. Fine/About VF 
Very Rare SOLD 

624. JULIA DOMNA; 1 93-21 7 AD, As, Rome, c. 21 5-217 AD. RIC-605, BM-229. 

High relief. VF/Fine+ 400 

625. CARACALLA; 198-21 7 AD, As, Rome, 215 AD. BM-292 pi. , 77,5 (same rev. 

die), C-310. RX: PM TRP XVIII COS llll PP, Aesculapius standing front 
between Telesphorus and globe. Wonderful portrait of Caracalla at his 
meanest. EF/VF 1100 

626 MACRINUS; 217-218 AD, Sestertius, Rome, c. March - June 218 AD, 23.85g. 
C-49 (30Fr), Bust var. of BM-1 23. RX: PM TRP II COS PP SC, Annona 
standing left. Green patination. Somewhat worn, but still nice detail. Fine 700 

627. DIADUMENIAN as CAESAR; 217-218 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 18. 44g. BM- 
149, C-7 (80Fr). RX: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S[C], Prince standing left head 
right with three standards. Greenish-black patination. Fine Very Rare 600 

628. SEVERUS ALEXANDER; 222-235 AD, Sestertius, Rome, 231 AD, 20.72g. 

BM-748, C-492 (1 5Fr). RX: PROFECTIO AVGVSTI SC, Emperor on 

horseback right, preceded by Victory. Rare type commemorating the 
emperor's departure from Rome on his Persian expedition. Greenish to red 
patination. About EF/VF 1250 

629. SEVERUS ALEXANDER with his mother JULIA MAMAEA; 222-235 AD, 

Copper center of Large bimetallic medallion, Rome, 27.04g. C-6 (Paris, 
500Fr), GN-2 (records 4 specimens), BM-539* (citing Gnecchi and Cohen). 
RX. [FELICITAS TEMPORVM], Emperor holding globe and roll seated left on 
curule chair, Victory crowns him from behind, Felicitas and another divinity 
stands before him. Extremely Rare, highly interesting, and in excellent 
condition, struck in extra high relief. Choice EF 2500 

630 JULIA MAMAEA, Mother of Severus Alexander; Drachm, LI = Year 10. 
Datt.-4552. OBV: IOV MAMAIA CEB MHT CEB K CTPA, Bust draped, 
diademed right. RX: Bust of Serapis wearing modius right, to right, palm. 
Large drachms of this period are quite scarce. Bold Fine/VF. Rare . . 750 

631 DOMITIUS DOMITI ANUS; 296-297 AD, Follis, Alexandria, C-1, RIC-20. 

Black patination. Quite scarce and desirable. EF/AboutEF .... 1500 

632 MAURICE; 582-602 AD, 4 Pentanummia, Cherson. Berk-460 VF Extremely 

Rare 2500 


633. CLEOPATRA VII and MARC ANTONY; Berytus. VG 400 

634 AUGUSTUS; 27 BC - 14 AD, Eighty Drachm Piece, Alexandria, Egypt, c 30- 
28 BC. RPC-5001. OBV: 0EOY VI[OV], Bare head right. RX: KAIXAPOL 
AV(TOKPATOPOI), Eagle standing left between cornucopia and value-mark 
IT. Rare first Imperial issue of Alexandria still using the Ptolemaic rev. type. 
VG 400 

635. ZENODORUS the TETRARCH and AUGUSTUS; AE 20, Syria, Chalcis, 

[LZTI] = Year (2) 87 = 27/26 BC. RPC-4775. Portrait of the tetrarch/Portrait of 
the emperor. VF 110 

636. CLAUDIUS and MESSALINA; Tetradrachm, Alexandria, 42-43 AD BM-72. 

Standing portrait on reverse is Messalina who he had executed, but not before 
she bore him his only son Britannicus. Struck on excellent metal. BoldVF200 

637. NERO; 54-68 AD, Billon Tetradrachm, Alexandria, LIB = Year 12. RPC-5289. 
RX: Bust of Alexandria right wearing elephant-skin head dress. VF 100 

638. NERO and TIBERIUS; 54-68 AD. Good metal. Nice double portrait of Nero 

and Tiberius. VF 125 

639. NERO and OCTAVIA; Tetradrachm, Alexandria, 58-59 AD. Dattari-192. 

Octavia was the daughter of Claudius and Messalina and was the first wife of 
Nero. She is depicted here on the reverse of this tetradrachm. Portrait quite 
scarce. Good VF 400 

640. VESPASIAN; 69-79 AD, Diobol, Year 4=71-72 AD. Cologne-294, Datt-399. 

RX: Bust of Serapis, right. Reddish patina About EF 250 

641. HADRIAN; 1 17-138 AD, AE 30, Sagalassos, 128-138 AD BM-, SNG Cop-, 

SNG Aul-, Grose-, Hunter-. For the same obv. legend and portrait of similar 

style on a smaller coin of Sagalassos with different rev. type, but clear ethnic, 

see Grose, pi. 323,4. OBV: AAPIANOC K-AICAP OAYMniOC, Bust 
laureate, cuirassed right. RX: [CAr]AAA[CCEEQN], The two Dioscuri with 
horses, stars in their heads, standing vis-S-vis; on field above, crescent. 
Hadrian received the title 'The Olympian" when he dedicated the temple of the 
Olympian Zeus at Athens during his visit there in the winter of 128-129 AD; 
the title appears on inscriptions and in a number of provincial coins, but never 
on Rome-mint coins. Greenish patina. Good VF Very Rare 400 

642. ANTONINUS PIUS; 138-161 AD, Drachm, Alexandria, c. 141-142 AD. 

Dattari-3031 . RX: Temple of Harpocrates. Olive patination. VG/VF 

Very Rare 375 

643. ANTONINUS PIUS; 138-161 AD, Drachm, Alexandria, Year 8 (1 44-1 45 AD). 

D-2748. RX: Nilus reclining left over crocodile, holding cornucopia on top of 
which Genius pointing to letters IS in field (the optimal flood of 16 cubits). 
Good VF 1000 

644. ANTONINIUS PIUS; 138-161 AD, Diobol, Year 11 (?), 147-148 AD (illegible), 

Alexandria. Datt-3130. OBV: Antoninus Pius right. RX: Lion right looking 
back at star above. Zodiac sign. Fine 200 

645. ARTUQIDSof MARDIN, QUTB AL-DIN IL-GHAZI II; 1 176-1 184 AD, AE 33. 

Spengler-Sayles, Type 32. Unusually high quality. EF 275 



646. Predynastic Egyptian Red Flask; 3500-3100 B.C. Brick-red terracotta vessel 

with a bulbous body that narrows to a point at the bottom. The jar has a short, 
narrow neck and a small lip. 5 3/4" high 500 

647. Egyptian Limestone Relief; 19th Dynasty, 1320-1085. Depicts a priest by the 

name of "Pa”. The relief was carved from a re-used block with a hand from an 
earlier sculpture on the side. 7" high, 8 1/2” wide 1250 

648. Egyptian Wood Sekhmet; Late Period, 760-343 B.C. Sekhmet was the 

ferocious lion-headed goddess of Memphis, who symbolized the fierce heat of 
the sun. As the sun’s vengeful eye she destroyed his enemies, bringing with 
her plague and pestilence. She was made the wife of Ptah and mother of 
Nefertum, forming a local sacred family. The figure has such a calm, sweet 
expression, that it is hard to imagine her as a ferocious goddess. This 
beautifully modeled wood carving originally formed one of the legs of a bed. 
From its burial in the sand and exposure to the wind the piece has suffered 
some erosion, but much of the original red, white, yellow and blue paint still 
remains. 23” long 17500 

649. Egyptian Faience Ushabti; Late Period, 760-343 B.C. The glyphs that run 

down the back of figure translate: Oh Ushabti! You are called to do [work] 
therein [the netherworld). Given the lady, his Royal Wife, Tyeset, the Great. 
The piece is composed of blue-green faience. Mounted on a black metal 
base. 3” high 600 

650. Egyptian Faience Ushabti; Late Period, 760-343 B.C. The glyphs translate: An 

utterance: Hail the ushabti figure! If the Osiris (the deceased) is called to 
reckoning to do any work there in the netherworld - May you come (respond) - 
and for ever! Behold! I shall come when called - to take command of 
everything therein, whether it is to inundate the fields, or to fill the canals with 
water, or to row from [East to West). The back panel reads: Behold the 
Craftsman Tiywet. Made of green faience. Mounted on a black metal base. 3 
7/8" high 800 

651. Large Egyptian Scarab; 26th Dynasty 664-525 B.C. Simple but well modeled 

scarab composed of faience in shades ranging from tan to a dark brown color. 
Four holes on the base from where the scarab was sewn into the mummy 
wrappings. 2 3/4" long, 1” high 450 

652. Egyptian Sekhmet Amulet; 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C. Sekhmet was the 
fierce lion-headed goddess of the Memphis area who symbolized the burning 
heat of the sun. As the sun’s vengeful eye, she destroyed his enemies and 
bringing with her plague and pestilence. The amulet has a suspension loop at 
the nape of the neck. Composed of beige-green faience. 2 3/4" high. 700 


653. Greek Terracotta Rondel possibly lo; from South Italy, 5th century B.C. Zeus, 

aware of Hera’s jealousy of his love for io, metamorphosed this maiden into a 
white heifer. Hera, aware of the transformation, tormented lo with a gad-fly, 
driving her across all the lands of the earth, lo finally found rest on the banks 
of the Nile where she was restored to human form and bore a son, Epaphus, 
to Zeus, lo was often identified with the moon, evident in her representation 
as a woman with the horns of a heifer, lo’s face fills the rondel. Her hair 
hangs at her shoulders, below which her triangular drop earrings are visible. 
Mounted on a lucite base. 2 1/4" high, 2 1/2” wide 350 

654. Greek Terracotta Figurine; 4th century B.C. Graceful representation of a 

woman with an elongated body standing in the contra-posto position. Her 
hands rest on her hips and she looks down and to the right. She is dressed 
in a chiton and her head is covered by the himation which envelopes her body. 

1 1/4" high 650 

655. Terracotta Isis; from Roman Egypt, 100 B.C. - 100 A.D. Isis, the wife of Osiris 

and mother of Horus, was primarily the archetypical protective mother 
goddess. Beliefs surrounding her underwent great transformations during 
antiquity. She was believed to be the goddess of the earth, to have invented 
the cultivation of wheat and barley, and to be the moon goddess. She and 
Osiris were the only deities to be worshiped by all the Egyptians. In the time 
of Herodotus, the Greeks associated her with both lo and Demeter This 
terracotta renders the goddess complete from the waist up. Her plated hair 
rests on her shoulders above a large breast plate. She wears the cows horns 
and sun-disk headdress. Her full face is beautifully modeled, mounted on a 
black metal base. 7 1/2" high 575 

656. Graeco-Roman Terracotta Seal. Relief profile of Anubis holding a staff 

striding right. Anubis was the Egyptian jackal-headed god who served as lord 
of the funerary chest and guardian of the Necropolis. According to Egyptian 
myth, Anubis was the son of Osiris and first practiced his embalming skills on 
his father. Brown terracotta. 2 1/8” long 200 

657. Graeco-Roman Terracotta Seal. Seal renders the Eye of Horus in relief. 
Known also as the Wedjal eye, the Eye of Horus is representative of the left, 
or moon eye, of the falcon-formed sky god Horus and was one of the most 
phylactic symbols According to Egyptian myth, Horus lost the eye in combat 
with Seth, yet the eye was saved and healed by Toth's magic. 1 1/4” wide. 



658. Palestinian Saucer Lamp; Late Bronze Age, 1550-1200 B.C. Wheel-made 

lamp with convex sides folded together to form a large triangular wick-rest. Lip 
flairs out very slightly. Light orange, grainy clay with a light buff slip. 2 1/4” 
high 5 1/2” wide 200 

659 Palestinian Saucer Lamp; Late Bronze Age, 1550-1200 B.C. Wheel-made 
lamp with a flat base and a flat rim. Narrow pinched wick-rest. Orange-red 
clay with calcified white earth deposit. 1 1/2" high, 5” wide 200 

660. Roman Cypriot Oil Lamp; 40-100 A.D. Within the tondo a bird sits on a bough, 

possibly a dove on a olive branch, a reference to the biblical story of Noah's 
Ark. The details remain very sharp, even the bird’s feathers remain distinct. 
The bottom of the lamp is inscribed with the craftsman's name, “Gamthoi". 
Dark brown slip over buff-colored clay. One small hole on the underside of the 
lamp. 4 1/4' long 425 

661. Roman Carthaginian Terracotta Lamp Mold; 4th-5th century A.D. Mold for a 

red-ware lamp with the Chi-Rho motif, Christ Monogram, in the tondo. Incised 
triangles, one within another, form the border. Buff-colored terracotta. 4 1/4" 
high 1200 

662. Cypriot Flask; 700 B.C. Ovid bodied vessel composed of buff clay Registers 

of bands and concentric circles in darker brown decorate the body and 
shoulders of the vase. 7 1/2" long 500 

663 Etruscan Bucchero Skyphos; 6th century B.C. Small, conical shaped, double- 
handled cup composed of black volcanic clay. Periodic bands of incised lines 
encircle the body. 3 1/4" high, 5 1/2” to the handles 450 

664. Etruscan Bucchero Kantharos; 6th century B.C. Large cup shaped vessel 

with a tall lip, shallow bowl, high vertical handles and a stemmed foot. Incised 
lines decorate the seam where the lip joins the bowl. Ancient authors most 
commonly associate kantharoi with Dionysus, but vase paintings also depict 
their use in cult rituals. Composed of black volcanic clay. 12 3/4” high, 13 1/2" 
wide to the handles 4000 

665. Etruscan Red-Ware Storage Vessel; 6th century B.C. This sturdy, ovid-bodied 

vessel has a ribbed body with a wavy band at the bottom. Along the shoulders 
of the vase runs a series of stamped framed equestrian figures. The jar is 
finished with a thick lip. 24 3/4" high 6500 

666. Attic Black-Figure Lekythos; Early 5th century B.C. The decorative band 

depicts Hercules batteling the Nemean Lion. According to Greek myth, the 
first labor set upon Hercules by Eurystheus was to deliver the skin of the 
monstrous lion that plagued the valley of Nemea. Hercules first tried to kill the 
beast with his club and arrows, but the lion’s tough skin repelled his attacks. 
Finally, Hercules succumbed the monster by strangling it with his bare hands. 
As a symbol of this great feat, Hercules is often depicted wearing the skin. 
Here Hercules is shown wrestling the beast under vines upon which rest his 
cloak and shield. Observers armed with clubs flank the scene. The shoulders 
of the vase are decorated with palmettes. Details are added with incised lines 
and applied red and white paint. 10" high 4500 

667. Attic Red-Figure Lekythos; 5th century B.C. This lekythos is a handsome 

example of early free-style painting. The style is characterized by a broader 
conception of the human figure, a greater feeling for the development of 
space, and a new sense of realism. The scene depicts a youthful, draped 
male or Diademenos ieaning on a staff while binding a fillet around an alter. 
Above the scene, a band of right- and leftward meanders. Three palmettes 
finish the shoulder. Restored inner left wall. 12 1/4” high . . . 12000 

668 Attic Red-Figure Lekythos; 5th century B.C. The decorative freeze encircling 
the body of the vase renders a woman standing before a low couch pouring 
libations at an alter. She wears a finely pleated chiton and a bordered 
himation. A meander pattern forms the upper border and on the shoulder 
lines radiate out from the neck of the vase. The painting is beautifully detailed. 
Minor restoration. 9” high 7500 

669. Attic Red-figure Bell-Krater; 5th century B.C. On the obverse, two nude 
warriors, possibly Castor and Polydeuces, the Dioscuri, stand facing each 

other, leaning on their spears. To the left a winged Victory offers a plate. In 
the course of the brother's battle with the sons of Aphareus, Castor, the mortal 
brother, was slain by Idas Polydeuces, the immortal one, was so attached to 
his brother that he begged Zeus to be permitted to die with Castor. Zeus 
rewarded his loyality by placing the brothers in the stars as the Gemini. The 
principle virtue of the Dioscuri was as the mighty helpers of men. More 
specifically, they were worshipped as protectors of travelers for Poseidon 
rewarded their brotherly love by giving them power over the winds and waves 
that they might assist shipwrecked sailors. On the reverse two draped males 
converse while a third walking away looks back over his shoulder at the other 
two. The scenes are bordered above by a laurel leaf pattern and below by a 
meander pattern. Palmettes and the handles above them separate the 
scenes Restored of large fragments. 14 3/4" high 7500 

670 Apulian Red-Figure Bell-Krater; 440-300 B.C. On the obverse a woman in a 
long chiton carrying a staff wields a sword to fend off the advances of a 
pursuing, nude male. The reverse renders two draped males, one leaning on 
a staff, conversing. A meander pattern forms the lower boarder with a laurel 
wreath above. Under the handles palmettes separate the scenes. Restored 
from large fragments. 14 1/2" high 4000 

671 . Apulian Lekanis; 440-300B.C. Greek from South Italy. Attributed by Professor 

A.D. Trendall to the Ascoli Satriano Painter. The style is a fine example of the 
painter's earlier work. Against the black glaze covering the low, flat vessel the 
lid has a walking sphinx on one side and a female head on the other. 
Palmettes separate the two. A rosette decorates the top of the handle. Rim 
rejoined from two places. 5” high, 5 1/2" in diameter 2500 

672. Apulian Guttus; 440-300 B.C. from South Italy. A reclining nymph basks on 

the tondo. With one hand she pulls the edge of her garment, her other hand 
rests on a vine. The body is ribbed and the vessel is covered in an off-black 
slip with a band of red around the stem of the base. The spout has been 
rejoined. 4 1/4" high, 5 1/2" wide 600 

673. Gnathian-Ware Bell-Krater; Late 4th century B.C. Red and white suspended 

vine tendrils, bunches of grapes and fillets form the primary decoration on the 
body of the vase. Molded lions' heads form the handles. Restored. 15 1/2" 
high, 17 1/2" wide 6000 

674. Pair of Gnathian-Ware Bird Vases; 4th century B.C. This pair of elegant cups 
have black glazed, ribbed bodies with double handles on a low foot. A painted 
band runs around the lip of the cups. The reverse is decorated with a double 
register of yellow dots while the front has a central standing white dove flanked 
by yellow vines. The base has a band of yellow and the foot is decorated with 
yellow dots against the black glaze. Minor restoration. One is 5 1/4” high the 
other 4 3/4” high, both are 7" wide to the handles 2500 for pair or 1500 each 

675. Gnathian-Ware Skyphos; 4th century B.C. Large two-handled cup with a black 

slip. The obverse is decorated with bunches of grapes and vine tendrils 
suspended from a lattis below which is a rosette. Above the lattis, several 
bands of decorative patters are separated by double rows of incised lines. 
Applied red, white and yellow paint are used to add the details. On the 
reverse, three vertical double rows of white dots separate the field into two 
sections. In each section stands a white peacock. Above a double row of 
incised lines is a toung pattern border. The piece has a red foot. 7" high, 10" 
to the handles 800 

676. Large Gnathian-Ware Skyphos; 4th century B.C. Large two handled cup with 

a black slip. Obverse is decorated with bands of added white dots below a 
double row of incised lines. At the center appears a rosette. A band of red 
runs along the bottom of the vase just above the low foot. Reverse has been 
rebuilt. 12 1/4” high, 17 1/3" wide 800 

677. Gnathian-Ware Skyphos; 4th century B.C. Greek from South Italy. A deep 

two handled cup on a low foot. Over the black slip the vase is decorated with 
white and red applied paint. Beneath several registers of decorative patterns 
bunches and grapes and vine tendrils are suspended from a tressel. Below, a 
rosette finishes the design. The reverse is divided in to three sections by 
rows of white dots. 10" high, 13" to the handles 1000 

678. Campanian Head Vase; 4th century B.C. Trefoil-lipped onioche molded in the 

form of a female head. This chiseled featured female wears her stylized wavy 
hair in short bangs across her forehead , the rest is pulled back behind her 
ears. Large hoop earing hang from her ears. The piece has a style that 
reflects back to the archaic period, evident in her stylized hair, almond shaped 
eyes and archaic smile. The trefoil lip is glazed black, the remainder is in buff 
clay with traces of added white. 8" high 1800 

679. Daunian Skyphos; 4th century B.C. Small, two-handled cup on a low foot 

The piece is covered in a black slip except for the reserved stem of the foot. 
The body is ribbed and a foliage pattern in yellow run around the lip of the 
vessel. A ring of applied white dots finishes the foot. 3" high, 4 3/4" to the 
handles 375 

680. South Italian Black-Ware Amphora; 4th century B.C. Long, elegant neck- 

amphora with two strap handles covered in a black slip. Amphorae were the 
all-purpose containers of antiquity, most commonly used to store commodities 
such as wine and olive oil. 24" high 1 200 

681. Roman Carthaginian Red-Ware Fragment; 4th-5th century A.D. Fragment 

depicts Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, and a fish. The figure has a 
powerful, expressive face, long flowing hair and beard and a wears headdress 
with fish, lobster and other sea creatures. Mounted on a black metal base. 1 
1/2" high, 4 1/4" wide 450 


682. Roman Marble Head of Chrysippos; 1 st-2nd century A.D. Chrysippos of Soloi 
in Cilicia (281-208 B.C.) was one of the most important Stoic Philosophers. 
He enjoyed a great reputation in Roman times and his writings were thought to 
have laid the foundations for the spread of Stoicism throughout Graeco- 

Homan world. Although all the known surviving busts and figures show a 
seated Chrysippos stooping forward and seem to be derived from a single 
original, ancient sources mention three distinct portraits. Here the old 
philosopher is rendered with his head projecting forward, a characteristic lined 
face, furrowed brow and wrinkled forehead, wearing a short beard. The edges 
of his mantle are draped over the back of his neck. 10 1/2" high. 18000 

683. Roman Marble Head of Aphrodite (Venus) with base; 2nd century A.D. The 

goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite was reportedly the most beautiful of all 
the goddesses. She is depicted here with her wavy hair pulled back into a bun 
at the nape of her long, graceful neck. Her face is softly modeled. A pin joins 
the head to the marble base. 8 1/2” high with base 1200 

684. Roman Leopard Mosaic; 4th century A.D. A simplified bounding leopard, his 

neck outstretched and tail curling out behind him, fills the mosaic against a 
backdrop of stylized lotus flowers. The artist's careful use of of the colored 
tesserae grant the figure a sense of volume and three dementionality. 
Wonderful sense of movement. Mounted in cement. 48“ high, 68" wide. (See 
color plates) 15000 


685. Syrian Bronze Battle Axe-Head; 1st quarter of the 2nd millennium B.C. Cast 

bronze axe-head with a short elliptical shaft-hole and a round protuberance on 
the butt. At the top and the bottom the shaft hole is cut away in a concave 
curve with a rolled ridge along both edges terminating in a spiral curl. The 
blade is narrower at the base but flares out slightly toward the cutting edge. 
Dark green patina with light brown incrustation. Mounted on a black metal 
base. 8 1/2" long 1200 

686. Bronze Anchor Axe-Head; Persian possibly from Gilan, 1 8th- 1 7th century B.C. 

Fenestrated socketed axe-head with an open shaft-hole and a single central 
knob on the butt. The development of casting the shaft-hole and the blade in 
one greatly increased the strength and efficiency in axe-heads such as this 
one. Light brown and green patina with some beige incrustation. Mounted on 
a black metal base. 4" high, 4” wide 800 

687. Lunstan Bronze Offering Vessel; 1 2th-8th century B.C. Vessel in the form of 

a hallow, rectangular body on four slim legs. Origionally the piece had a metal 
piece that fit over the top and would have been secured by means of the holes 
in the handles. Decorated with incised geometric designs on either side of the 
body of the piece. Deep green patina. 2” high 750 

688. Luristan Bronze Stag; 1000 B.C. Simple stag with long horns that arch 
backward. Small ears, beard and tail complete the details. Suspension hole 
throgh the chest . Dark green patina with areas of light green incrustation. 1 

1/2" high, 1 3/4" wide 800 

Uratian Bronze Belt Fragments; 9th-7th century B.C. Each of 
these rare pieces has been mounted on a black metal base. 
Wonderful Assyrian influenced art, these fragments render 
elaborate hunt scenes. These are items of both great academic 
and aesthetic importance. 

689. Various winged animals and leaping lions within an elaborate flowing 

geometric design identified as the tree of life. Brownish-green patina. 
Mounted on a black metal base. 4 1/4” wide, 5 1/2” long 1000 

690. Between two registers of dots appears the forepart of an archer who 

discharges an arrow in the direction of a fleeing griffin. Brownish-green 
patina. Mounted on a black metal base. 1 1/3” high, 2” wide 500 

691 . A winged lion pursues a fantastic bird armed with a bow and arrow above a 

border of dots. Brown-green patina. Mounted on a black metal base. 1 1/4” 
high, 3 3/4" wide 450 

692. Persian Bronze Pin; 9th century B.C. Head of pin takes the form of a 

crouching lioness. Registers of incised patters below. Dark green patina. 7 
3/4" long 450 

693. Persian Bronze Pin; 8th-7th century B.C. Bulbous top with regularly spaced 

raised dots between which are etched chevrons surmounted by a flat disc. 
Below the bulbous top are three trumpet like projections, then incised lines 
encircle the shank running into the plain lower shank. Green patina with small 
areas of whitish incrustation. 6 1/8” long 500 

694. Geometric Bronze Bird; 750-700 B.C. Waterbird with suspension loop and 

horizontal hole through body. Geometric birds of this type were usually hung 
from tree branches in sanctuaries. Beautiful light green patina. 3 1/2” 

long 2250 

695. Geometric Bronze Votive Offering Vessel; 750-700 B.C. Krater-shaped vessel 

atop a trumpet shaped base with handles for suspension at the top of the 
vessel. The body and the handles are decorated with incised lines. 2” 
high 1250 

696. Sicilian Bronze Razor; 650-600 B.C. An unusual piece with light green 

incrustation. 3 1/2” long 300 

697. Spanish Iberian Bronze Votive Figure; 5th century B.C. Simple footed figure 

with a plank-like body, one arm folded across the chest. The face has a 
modeled nose, incised lines for eyes and delineated mouth. Light green 
patina. Mounted on a brown stone base. 2 1/8” high 700 

698. Spanish Iberian Bronze Votive Figure; 5th-4th century B.C. Standing male 

figure with arms held close to the body and legs closed tightly together. 
Straps run from the shoulder around the body and across the waist. The 
figure has a simple stylized face with large almond shaped eyes. Dark green 
patina. Mounted on a stone base. 3 1/8" high 1800 

699. Roman Bronze Foot; 1st-2nd century A D. Cast bronze foot complete to 

ankle with delineated toenails. Possesses a green patina with brown 
incrustation. 6 1/4” long, 3 1/2" wide 800 

700 Roman Bronze Foot; 1st -2nd century A.D. Narrow cast bronze foot missing 
heal and achilles tendon, angled so that the weight of the figure would land on 

the toes and ball of the foot. Light green patina with areas of brown 
incrustation. 7 1/2" long, 3 1/2" wide 1200 

701. Roman Bronze Colossal Foot; 1st-2nd century A.D. Cast bronze fore- foot with 

long toes and dearly delineated toenails. Patina in various shades of green 
with brown and whitish incrustation. 5" long, 4 1/2" wide 800 

702. Roman Lion Pin; 2nd-3rd century A.D. Head of the pin takes the form of a 

crouched lion with open mouth and curled tail. Details of the mane are added 
with indsed lines. Green patina. 51/4" long 450 

703. Roman Silver Medical Scoop; 2nd to 3rd century A.D 3 1/4" long. 300 

704. Roman Silver Medicinal Spoon; 4th-5th century A.D. Handle of Spoon is 
decorated with a diamond pattern with dots in the corners. 7 1/4" long. . 300 

705. Bronze Scale; Late Roman Period. A bar with a central gauge suspends from 

a simple openwork frame. 3 1/4” high, 4 5/8” wide 450 

706. Byzantine Bronze Buckle. 8th-9th century A.D. Beautiful openwork buckle 

with juxtaposed square and circular elements. The round loop has four raised 
ridges and a claw-like clasp. The body has molded concentric circles 
surrounding a raised knob. Above, two rectangular cut-outs flank an open 
cross. Periodic scalloped edges finish the piece. Gorgeous green and lapis 
blue patina. Mounted on a black metal base. 3 1/3” long 850 

707. Pair of Islamic Silver “Fatimid” Hoop Earrings; 950-1075 A.D. from North 

Africa. Openwork terminals with rings of raised dots. Dark brown patina with 
areas of green incrustation. 1 1/3” in diameter 450 

708. Islamic Bronze Container. Lid and bottom of the round container are decorated 

with an ornate Islamic star. Light green patina. 5/8" high, 2 1/4" in 
diameter 650 


Whan the Romans expanded the boundaries of their Empire they 
adopted many elements of the cultures they came in contact with 
including, from the Etruscans and the Celts, the fibula, or brooch. In this 
period of conquest and defence, the military was a central feature of late 
Roman culture. Military insignia such as fibulae and belt buckles were 
signs of rank. In provincial regions animal shapes and colored fibulae 
were prefered over classical forms. 

709. Italian Certosa Bronze Brooch with Spiral Design; 9th-6th century B.C. Brooch 

is formed from thin wire-like bronze twisted into a shape, similar to a treble 
clef. Dark olive-green patina. 11/2” long 400 

710. Hallstatt Period Arched Bow Unilateral Spring Bronze Fibula; 7th-6th century 

B.C. Bright green patina. 2 1/4" long 450 

711. Bronze Kraftig-Profilerte Type Fibula; 15-120 A.D. from Central Europe. This 

variation has a trumpet head, a button on the bow and a tightly wrapped 
spring. The button has an integral bronze cube faced with four small 
pyramids. Rich green patina. 1 7/8” long 285 

712. European Roman Bronze Bird Fibula; 150-250 A.D. Stylized bird with a 

pointy, hooked beek forms the body of the brooch. The back of the bird 
decorated with geometric designs. Small fibulae in the form of doves or other 
birds are found throughout the Roman world. The upraised heads of the 
Roman bird-fibulae give the birds a lively plasticity lacking in flat silhouettes of 
the "barbarian" bird images. Olive green patina. 1 1/2" long . . . 450 

713. Romano-Celtic Bronze S-Shaped Fibula. 2nd-3rd century A.D. The “S” 

terminates in chevron shapes. Speckled gray patina. 1 1/2" long. . . 300 

714. Roman Bronze Dog Fibula; 2nd to 3rd century A.D. Crouching dog snarls with 

his tail between his legs. In classical antiquity, as today, dogs were primarily 
associated with loyality and vigilance. Modeled silvery-gray and bronze 
patina. 1 1/2” long 450 

715. Roman Bronze Animal Fibula; Late 2nd to 3rd century A.D. Fibula takes the 

form of a walking lion. In classical mythology gods and demigods were often 
depicted defeating lions in combat, a representation of the victory of human 
intellect over animalistic nature. Olive green patina. 11/2" long . . 325 

716. Roman Bronze Animal Fibula; Late 2nd to 3rd century A.D. Depicts a hunting 
scene of a dog catching a rabbit with its front paws, his jaws clamp down on 

the rabbits back. Light green patina. 1 3/4” long 325 

Crossbow fibulae, named after their distinctive shape, were initially a 
Roman variation. In the origional design the pin would be secured by 
unscrewing one of the knobs of the crossbar. Solid gold crossbow 
fibula were given as imperial gifts. 

717. Roman Bronze Crossbow Fibula; 4th century A.D. Traces of the original 
gilding remain visible on the crossbar and foot remainder is covered in brown 
patina. The knob to secure the pin is missing. Incised chevron pattern lines 
the central ridge and foot is decorated with groupings of swirls. 3 1/8” long. 450 

718. Roman Bronze Crossbow Fibula; 4th century A.D. Bow is decorated with 

cross hatches and foot with groupings of swirls. Dark brown patina with 
patches of green incrustation. 3 3/8" long 350 

719. Roman Bronze Crossbow Fibula; 4th century A.D. Pairs of swirls decorate 

foot. Brown patina with patches of light green. 3" long 300 

720. Roman Bronze Crossbow Fibula; 4th century A.D. The length of the piece is 

decorated with cross hatchings and pairs of swirls grace the foot. Brown 
patina. 3" long 300 

Coptic Bone Material 

721 . Bone Amulet. Ovid shaped pendant with molded decoration at neck. 2 3/4" 

long 175 

723. Bone Needle. Sail sewing needle with a slight curve to [he body. The piece 

flattens out at the large rectangular eye. 8" long 300 

724. Bone Stylis. Thin round body with a bulbous termination. 3 3/4" long. 300 

725. Bone Medical Scoop. Long body with a small, flat spoon. 5" long. . . 300 

727. Bone Die. Incised circumscribed dots form the numbers on this slightly 

rectangular die. 5/8" wide 250 


728. Greek Triptych; 18th century. The central panel reveals the Deisis. On the 

side panels are Saint George and Saint Demetrios with two other saints 
above. Simple stylized figures against a green background. Open: 11 1/4" 
high, 1 2" wide 1800 

729. Greek Triptych; 19th century. The central panel depicts a mournful Mary, 

already conscious of her son's fate, nursing the infant Jesus, the Mother of 
God Galatophylousa. On the side panels the Guardian Angel and Saint 
Michael appear. The elongated, stylized figures are expressively rendered 
and set against a gold background. Open. 9 1/4” high, 12" wide. . . 1500 

730. Russian Wood icon; mid to late 19th century. Saint Nicholas was a 4th 

century Bishop of Myra in Lycia in Asia Minor. One of the most popular saints 
in both the Eastern and Western Church, legends surrounding the saint relate 
he saved those unjustly condemned to death, rescued sailors in distress, 
saved girls from prostitution, and brough back life to murdered children. It is 
therefore unsurprising that he is considered the patron saint of children, 
merchants and sailors. This stylized portrayal of the saint depicts him dressed 
in a patterned deep maroon bishop's robe with a green sash and maroon halo. 
His right hand is raised in blessing and in his left hand he holds an open book. 
Supported by clouds, at his right and left shoulders respectively, stand Christ 
and the Virgin Mary. The figure is set against an avocado field with borders of 
brown, orange, green and red. 12 3/4" high, 10 1/4” wide 1000 

731. Russian Wood Icon; mid to late 19th century. Saint Nicholas. (For discussion 
of the saint see lot 731 .) Stylized rendition of the saint dressed in striated red 
bishop's robes with a green sash and a gold halo. In his left hand he holds an 
open book while his right hand is raised in blessing. Christ and Mary appear 
in red rondels at his right and left shoulders respectively. Deep yellow 
background with red, yellow and green borders. 12" high, 10 1/4" wide. 1500 

732. Russian Wood Icon; mid to late 19th century. Saint Nicholas. (See lot 731 for 
discussion of the saint.) Stylized image of the saint dressed in ornate gold and 
maroon bishop's robes with a green sash and gold halo. His right hand is 
raised in blessing and in his left hand he holds an open book. On either side 
of his halo appear half-length figures of Christ and Mary supported by clouds. 
On the sides in the border are an angel and a saint. Images set against a 
brown field with a brown and deep red border. 12 1/2" high, 10 5/8" wide. 1500 

733. Russian Wood icon; mid to late 19th century . Saint George is one of the most 

popular warrior-saints. During Diocletion’s reign Saint George war tortured and 
subsequently executed for refusing to denounce Christianity Depicted here is 
the most famous legend surrounding him: the miracle of Saint George slaying 
the dragon. The field is dominated by the saint mounted on a white stead 
spearing the horrible dragon. To the viewer's right the princess stands in the 
castle doorway holding the belt with which she must bind the beast. Above, 
Christ observes the scene from the heavens. Set against a gold field with a 
brown border the scene has wonderful fluidity. 14” high, 12” wide. . . 1250 

734. Russian Wood Icon; mid to late 19th century. Against a textured gold field the 

Madonna holds and nestles the Christ child. The simple faces of the figures 
are softly modeled and the heavily striated garments give the illusion of 
revealing the figures underneath. In the border red, white and green colored 
circles emulate a jeweled frame. 8 3/4” high, 7” wide 1000 

Rossini Etchings 

Large 1 9th century folio prints of views of Ffoman architecture produced 
by Luigi Rossini. Rossini was born December 15th, 1790 in Ravenna, and 
died in Rome on April 22, 1857. He was appointed to the Academy of 
Bologna, and did etchings of famous Roman monuments, reminiscent of 

735. View of the foundations of the Pantheon near the alley of the small grotto; 

circa 1821 . Framed and matted: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4" wide 1500 

736. Inside the Colosseum escavated in 1813 and recovered in 1814; circa 1820. 

Framed and maned: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4" wide 2000 

737. View of the remains of the second floor of Diocletion's bath; circa 1823. 

Framed and maned: 30 1/4" high, 24 1/4" wide 1500 

738. View of Senimo's Arch; circa 1820. Framed and maned: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4” 

wide 1500 

739. View of Antonina's column; circa 1823. Framed and maned: 30 1/4" high, 24 

1/4" wide 2000 

740. View of the ancient foundation walls of Mount Aventino; circa 1823. Framed 

and maned: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4" wide 1500 

741 . View of the grand remains of the Bath of Antoniane or Caracalla; circa 1828. 

Framed and maned: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4” wide 1500 

742 View of the Adriana’s massive Building and the Elio Bridge; circa 1821. 

Framed and maned: 24 1/4" high, 30 1/4" wide 1 500 

743 Another View of the Temple of the Sybles in Tivoli; circa 1824. Framedand 

maned: 24 1/4” high, 30 1/4" wide 1500 

The following lots are a collection of early 19th century (c. 1828) 
sulphur impressions of Antique intaglios. Available at the 
price of $75 each. The pieces are shown at a 50% reduction of 
actual size. 

744. Sphinx 

745 Dying Amazon 

746. Alexander the Great with the Horns of Zeus Amon 

747. Hercules and the Arcadian Stag 

748. Helmeted Bust of Roma 

749. Aphrodite 

750 Diskobolos 

751 . Europe and the Bull (Zeus) 

752. Eros Driving a Chariot Led by Two Boars 

753. Cupid with a Hare 

754. Hercules 

755. Mourning Woman 

756 Head of Euripides 

757. Amazon 

758. Bust of a Herm of Pericles 

759. Hermes 

760. Athena Lemnia 

761. Hera 

762. Apollo Belvedere 

763. Hermes 

764. Artemis of Versailles 

765. Melpomena 

766. Niobe 

767. Alexander the Great 

768. A Roman Matron 

769. Apollo 

770. Niobid 

771. Eros 

772. Pericles 

773. Venus 

774. A Young Alexander the Great 

775. Portrait of a Male 

776. The Gemini 

777. Electra and Orestes 

778. Seated Infant Drinking from a Cup 

779. Reclining Young Hunter 

780. Roman Nude Male Figure 

781. Dionysus 

782. Hercules and Omphale 

783. The Sacrifice of Ephegeneia 

784. Jason and Medea 

785. Demeter Nourishing a Child from a Cornucopia 

786. Dioscouri 

Ushabtis of Khaemwase - The Archaeologist Prince 

Important Egyptian Faience Ushabtis of Ramses II 's fourth son, 
Khaemwase by Ramses' wife istnofret, the second royal spouse. 19th 
Dynasty, 1270 B.C., “Khaemwase inherited his father's interest in 
Egypt’s splended past and became the first archaeologist. He was later 
revered by Greek and Roman conquorers of Egypt as a scholar and 
magician. Appointed to the Priesthood at Memphis as a youth and 
eventually assuming the office as high priest, Khaemwase studied the 
ancient writings and, by the time of his death in Year 55 of his father’s 
reign, he had systematically restored the Old Kingdom pyramids at Giza 
and Saqqara which, even then, were more than a thousand years 
old. ..Through the traditional jubilee festival (hebsecf), beginning in the 
Year 30 [of Ramses ll’s reign], [Ramses] sought to renew his 
youthfulness and power... For several months before [Ramses Il's] first 
jubilee festival in 1249 B.C., the king's son, Khaemwase, in his role as 
high priest of Memphis, must have traveled the land proclaming the 
great event. Records of his announcement, in the form of stele and 
inscriptions, are found particularly in Egypt’s southern border areas, 
namely, Aswan, where it was believed the Nile floods began, and Gebel 
Silsileh, an area sacred to Hapi, god of the Nile flood. In a sense, the 
jubilee was simular to a flood, for just as the Nile's deposit of tertil silt 
rejuvinated the land, so too did his jubilee festival rejuvinate the king." 
Rita E. Freed, Ramses II: The Great Pharaoh and his Time . Denver 
Museum of Natural History. (1987), pp. 47-48. 

All the following lots can be found in the color section of the catalog 
Ushabtis translations read, "May he be illuminated, the Osiris, the Setem 
Priest, King’s son, Khaem Waset.” 

Items At Fixed Prices 

788. Fine detail with glass inlayed glyphs. 5 3/4" high 6000 

789. Wonderfully detailed face with glass inlayed glyphs. Rejoined at canter. 5 1/2" 

high 7500 

790. Fine white faience with black painted detail. 6” high 6000 

791 . Fine reddish-brown faience with black painted detail. 5 1/2" high . . 7500 

792. Fine blue faience with black painted detail. 6" high 6000 

793. Fine white faience with black painted detail. 5 1/2" high 6000 

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