GREEK and GREEK IMPERIAL BRONZE

Italy, Apulia, Venusia
Italy, Apulia, Venusia

AE Semis, 3.41g. 16.5mm.  c.205-200 B.C. Draped bust of Hermes to right wearing winged petasos.  Rev. VE.  Winged boot; caduceus and S (Semis) to left.  HN, Italy, 726. SNG ANS 770. Small patina scrape on reverse.   Rare and among the best known examples.  Fine green patna with some light encrustation.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 40, May 16, 2007, lot 209.

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Extremely Fine $3,500.
Sicily, Eryx
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Sicily, Eryx

AE Onkia, 1.50g  11mm.  c.330-260 B.C. Female head to right.  Rev. Octopus.   Calciati 24.  Rosen 46(this coin).   Rare and with a lovely green patina. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Birkler and Waddell, New York, Auciton 1, December 7, 1979, lot 38.
Ex: Jonathan Rosen collection, 46.

 

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $1,000.
Islands Off Sicily,  Punic City, Lodadusa(?)
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Islands Off Sicily, Punic City, Lodadusa(?)

AE 16, 5.13g. 2nd century B.C.   Crab; punic letter below. Rev. Crab; Punic letter below. CNP 514c var. SNG Morcom 933 var. Dark brown and green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 79, Feb. 28, 1994, lot 136
Ex: F. Popken Collection, Künker, Osnabrück, Auction 133, Oct. 11, 2007, lot 7201.

 

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Extremely Fine/Very Fine $2,000.
Islands off Sicily, Melita(Malta)
Islands off Sicily, Melita(Malta)

AE 16, 3.45g. c.218-175 B.C. Veiled female head to right. Rev. Ram and Punic inscription. Coliero, Numismatic Chronicle, 1971, #5. Viola, CNP 494. Rare in this quality; dark green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: David Freedman collection, Triton V, New York, January 15, 2002, lot 290.

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about Extremely Fine $1,500.
Sardinia, Uselis(?), M. Atius Balbus, praetor
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Sardinia, Uselis(?), M. Atius Balbus, praetor

AE 23, 2.66g.   c.38-36 B.C.  M [ATIVS] BA[LBV]S PR.  Bare head of the praetor M. Atius Balbus to left.  Rev. SARD[VS] [PA]TER.   Feather-crowned head of Sardus Pater to right; spear behind.  RPC 625.  SNG COP 1112. Grant 1969.  Reddish-brown patina.

Sardus Pater is the eponymous god of the island and was influced by the Phoenician god Baal.  His temple has been discovered in Antas in Southern Sardinia. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction L, 2001, lot 1522.

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good Very Fine $1,400.
Thrace, Kallatis
Thrace, Kallatis

AE 19, 4.09g. 2nd century A.D. Laureate head of Herakles to left. Rev. Kybele seated to left. AMNG 293. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Künker, Auction 71, Osnabruck, March 12, 2002, lot 126

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Extremely Fine $425.
Thrace, Deultum, Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.  pedigree
Thrace, Deultum, Caracalla, 198-217 A.D. pedigree

AE 25, 10.54g. Laureate and cuirassed bust of the mature Caracalla to right. Rv. Zeus standing to right holding scepter and thunderbolt.. Jurukova 7. Die break on obverse; green and brown patina. Exceptional quality and virtually as struck.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 16, October 16, 2001, lot 375.

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Extremely Fine $1,000.
Thrace, Deultum, Julia Mamaea
Thrace, Deultum, Julia Mamaea
AE 19, 4.39g. Diademed and draped bust r. Rv. Bull's head l. Jurakova 202var. See more detailed image
Very Fine $200.
Thrace, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Diadumenian, 218 A.D.
Thrace, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Diadumenian, 218 A.D.
AE 17, 2.69g. Bare head of Diadumenian to right. Rv. Bunch of grapes on branch. Some light smoothing in fields. Dark green patina. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $250.
Thrace, Pautalia, Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 A.D.
Thrace, Pautalia, Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 A.D.

AE 18, 4.27g.  Bare headed and draped bust of Aurelius to right.  Rev. Infant Dionysos seated to right in a lattice-work cradle holding a thrysos.  RPC IV, on-line, 8790var,(bust).  RPC only publshes one example.  Light brown patina.   A very rare depiction of a Roman cradle.

Provenance/Pedigree

Ex: Pegasi, Buy/Bid Sale 14, July 13, 1999, lot 157.

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Very Fine $1,400.
Macedon, Thessalonica, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.
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Macedon, Thessalonica, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE 25, 10.12g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right.  Rev. Apollo leaning on snake entwined column to left; he holds bow in left hand; tripod and prize crown to left;  Greek abbreviated inscription,"Pythi" in field referring to the Pythian games.  SNG ANS 888. Remarkable quality.

The Pythian games referenced here on the reverse originated at Delphi in honor of Apollo whose temple and oracle were located there.  Other cities copied these games and referred to them on their coins.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gemini VI, NY, Auction, January 9, 2011, lot 816

 

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Extremely Fine $750.
Korkyra, Roman Republican Administration
Korkyra, Roman Republican Administration

AE 19, 7.42g. Roman Republican administration, c.229-49 B.C. magistrate: Philon. Head of Herakles to right wearing lion's skin. Rev. Prow of ship to right; magistrate's name and monogram above. SNG Evelpidis 1976–80. SNG Copenhagen 237; HGC 6, 8. Olive patina with some light encrustation deposits on reverse

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, Mail Bid 39, March 30, 1994, lot 113.

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good Very Fine $350.
Cycladic Islands, Naxos
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Cycladic Islands, Naxos

AE 11, 1.81g.  4th century B.C.  Head of Dionysos to left wearing ivy wreath with clump of berries at end.   Rev.  Kantharos, bunch of grapes above.  SNG COP 709.  Reddish-brown patina and fine style.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: CNG, Auction 50, June 23, 1999, lot 784.
Ex: CNG, Auction 91, Sept. 19, 2012, lot 213.

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $1,200.
Thessaly, The Oitaioi
Thessaly, The Oitaioi

AE Dichalkon, 4.73g. 17mm.  Struck during Oitaioi's membership in the Aetolian League in Herakleia Trachinia c.279-168 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right.  Rev. Monogram between spear and jawbone of the Kalydonnian boar; bunch of grapes to left. SNG COP 182.  Dark green-brown patina and with an exceptionally well detailed reverse.

Provenance/Pedigree

Ex: BCD collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011. lot 1435.18

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.
Kings of Bosporus, Polemon I, Eusebes c.38-37 B.C.
Kings of Bosporus, Polemon I, Eusebes c.38-37 B.C.

AE 18, 4.65g. Lion leaping to right; star above. Rev. Monogram. MacDonald 230. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, Auction 299, March 27, 2013, lot 82.

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Very Fine $350.
Kings of Bosporus, Kotys I for Eunice, c.68 A.D.
Kings of Bosporus, Kotys I for Eunice, c.68 A.D.

AE 27, 9.77g. Pentastyle temple on base. Rev. Monogram for Kotys' wife Eunice. RPC 1931. MacDonald 337/1.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Auctiones E-Auction 55, Bern, March 19, 2017, lot 63

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Very Fine $350.
Pontos, Komana, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.
Pontos, Komana, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

AE 29.5, 16.38g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Tetrastyle temple containing stautue of nike standing on a cippus. Recueil 11. BMC 3.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: CNG mail bid sale XIV, Lancaster, PA, March 20, 1991, lot 370

 

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $525.
Pontos, Neokaisareia, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.
Pontos, Neokaisareia, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

AE 29, 16.54g. Laureate, draped, and curirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. Two prize crowns with palm branches on altar inscribed "AKTIA" for the Aktian games. SNG von Aulock 6761. reddish-brown patina.

Ex: Fontana collection, Finarte, Milan, Auction, November 26-27, 1996, lot 666.
Ex: Peter Vogel collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 618.

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good Very Fine $200.
Bithynia, Apamea, Triumviral period
Bithynia, Apamea, Triumviral period

AE 16, 2.21g. Triumviral period, c.42-31 B.C. Head of Hermes to right wearing winged cap. Rev. C I C A (=Colonia Iulia Concodia Apamea) D D. Winged caduceus. RPC 2001 and illustrated in RPC on-line. Rec. gen. 32. BMC 18. Dark green and brown patina with some light cleaning. Scarce Imperatorial issue; this issue is the first one from the city which was planned and/or founded by Caesar and Antony.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Lanz, Munich, Auction 123, May 30, 2005, lot 220

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about Extremely Fine $500.
Bithynia, Nikomedia, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.
Bithynia, Nikomedia, Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D.

AE 31, 17.28g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelius to right. Rev. Galley under sail to left. RG 103var(beardless). RPC IV on-line 6090var. Rare Brown and green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 8, June 29, 2019, lot 635

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Very Fine $1,750.
Bithynia, Tium, Gallienus, ex: Aufhauser 1992
Bithynia, Tium, Gallienus, ex: Aufhauser 1992

AE 21, 7.08g.  c.253-268 A.D.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right.  Rev. Asklepios standing to left with serpent staff.  SNG von Aulock 1042(dies).  Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex:  Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction  9,  October 7, 1992, lot 438 with original envelope. 

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,200.
Mysia, Attaia, Sabina, wife of Hadrian, 117-138
Mysia, Attaia, Sabina, wife of Hadrian, 117-138

AE 23, 11.91g. Diademed and draped bust of Sabina to right.  Rev. River-god Makestos reclining to left holding reeds; overturned vase of water at his feet; tree to left.  BMC 8. SNG von Aulock 1074.  RPC III, 1760.   Dark gray patina. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 645
Ex: Peter Vogl collection
Ex: Hauck and Aufhauser, Munich, Auciton 14, October 6, 1998, lot 335.

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about Extremely Fine $950.
Mysia, Kyzikos
Mysia, Kyzikos

AE 24, 9.16g. c.253-268 A.D. Strategos Lok Severos. Diademed head of the founder Kyzikos to right. Rev. Inscription within wreath. Lindgren 227(dies). BMC_. SNG France_. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_. von Fritze_. Aufhauser 8, lot 263(same reverse die for a coin struck under Gallienus). The inscription mentions the second neocorate, so it may have been struck in 258 after the death of Valerian II (Burrell, Neokoroi, p. 97.) Very rare and with a dark brown and olive patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 8, October 9, 1991, lot 100.
Ex: Dr. Vogt collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 649.

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Extremely Fine $750.
Mysia, Parion, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.
Mysia, Parion, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.

AE 31, 17.38g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. Emperor galloping to right holding spear. BMC_. SNG COP_. SNG France__. SNG von Aulock _. KLM_. RPC on line 3689(Severus Alexander). Possibly unpublished. Brown patina

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 5, September 23, 2018, lot 481

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good Very Fine $1,000.
Mysia, Pergamum
Mysia, Pergamum
AE 16, 2.97g. Time of Trajan, 98-117 A.D. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rv. Nude youth standing holding uncertain object in left hand and raising right hand. SNG COP 448. Light brown and red patina with some light corrosion. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/Very Fine $175.
Troas, Alexandria
Troas, Alexandria

AE 18, 4.39g. 3rd cent. A.D.  Draped bust of Tyche with turreted crown to right.  Rev. Eagle to right landing on bull's head.  Bellinger A-490. Dark brown and green patina.

Provenance/Pedigree.
Ex: Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 8, 1991, lot 108
Ex: Peter Vogl collection, Munich
Ex: Helios, Munich, Auction 5, 2010, lot 678.

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Extremely Fine $750.
Troas, Alexandria, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.
Troas, Alexandria, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.

AE 20, 5.42g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.  Rev. Eagle standing and facing on bull's head.  Bellinger A 441. Attractive brown patina and exceptional quality.

Provenance/Pedigrees:

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 14, 1998, lot 455.
Ex: Peter Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, 2010, lot 688.
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Extremely Fine $750.
Troas, Alexandria, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.
Troas, Alexandria, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.

AE 22, 4.46g. Laureate head of Gallienus to right. Rv. Horse grazing to right. SNG COP 205. Light brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 313, September 23, 2015, lot 3020

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Extremely Fine $350.
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Faustina II, 147-175 A.D.
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Faustina II, 147-175 A.D.

AE 23, 7.58g. Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. Helmeted head of Hector to right. Bellinger T 160. RPC IV on-line 96(3 examples). Some corrosion. Rare

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 4, June 24, 2018, lot 491

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Very Fine $775.
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.

AE 18, 5.07g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Verus to right. Rev. Athena Ilias standing to right; she holds spear in her right hand and spindle in her left hand; shield at her feet. Bellinger T 156. BMC 58. Dark brown patina. Rare

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 7, October 27, 1997, lot 1339 with original ticket.

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good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $750.
Troas, Ilium(Troy)), Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.
Troas, Ilium(Troy)), Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.

AE 23, 5.81g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla to right; illegible counter-stamp in field to right. Rev. The river-god Skamandros reclining to left with reed and overturned amphora. Bellinger T 245. BMC 94.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 8, June 29, 2019, lot 642

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good Very Fine $650.
Troas, Ilium, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.
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Troas, Ilium, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.

AE 22.  6.94g.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right.  Rev.  River- god Skamander recling to left holding reeds and pouring water from a jug.  Bellinger T 273. Some light cleaning in fields.   Reddish-brown patina and in exceptional quality for the issues depicting Troy's river. 

Pedigree/Provenance:
Ex :Peter Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, 2010, lot 357. 

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Extremely Fine $1,200.
Troas, Kebren
Troas, Kebren

AE 20, 8.55g. c.350-300 B.C. Ram's head to right; eagle below. Rev. Laureate head of Apollo to r. SNG COP 266. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG. Lancaster, PA, E auction 320, February 12, 2004, lot 188.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $200.
Troas, Skepsis, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.
Troas, Skepsis, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.

AE 35, 23.69g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus to right. Rev. Nike crowning emperor to left. RPC VI on line 4115(only 2 examples listed). Somewhat rough surfaces, but very rare.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 7, February 23, 2019, lot 669


good Very Fine $1,350.
Aeolis, Grynion
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Aeolis, Grynion

AE Dichalkon, 3.70g. 18mm.  c.4th-3rd cents. B.C.   Laureate head of Apollo facing three-quarters to left.  Rev. Mussel shell.  BMC 1. SNG COP 202.  SNG von Aulock 7689.   Dark brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Lanz, Munich, AUction 117, Nov. 24, 2003, lot 304
Ex: Triton X, Jan. 9, 2007, lot 279.
Ex: Dr. Paul Peter Urone collection

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good Very Fine/Very Fine $2,250.
Aeolis, Kyme, Faustina II, 161-175 A.D.
Aeolis, Kyme, Faustina II, 161-175 A.D.

AE 26, 7.06g. struck under magistrate Lollianos. Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. Isis Pharia on ship to right holding sail. RPC Online IV.2, 2604. Rare.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 398, April 28, 2009, lot 672.

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Very Fine $300.
Aeolis, Temnos, C. Asinius Gallus, 6-5 B.C.
Aeolis, Temnos, C. Asinius Gallus, 6-5 B.C.

AE 16, 4.32g. C. Asinius Gallus, proconsul of Asia under Augustus, 6-5 B.C. magistrate: Apollas, son of Phainios. Bare head of Gallus to right. Rev. Head of Dionysos to right with ivy wreath. RPC I, 2447. SNG COP 276. Green patina. Scarce proconsular portrait and well struck

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 4, October 7, 1987, lot 94.
Ex: Dr. P. Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 701

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Very Fine $1,500.
Ionia, Ephesos, Hadrian and Sabina, 117-138 A.D.
Ionia, Ephesos, Hadrian and Sabina, 117-138 A.D.

AE 21, 7.45g. Laureate head of Hadrian to right confronting diademed and draped bust of Sabina to left. Rev. Victory with wreath and palm walking to left. RPC III, 2079(4 examples cited). Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 4, June 24, 2018, lot 493

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good Very Fine/Very Fine $1,000.
Ionia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Nero, 54-68 A.D.
Ionia, Magnesia ad Sipylum, Nero, 54-68 A.D.
AE 17, 4.24g. struck c. 54 A.D. Bare-headed bust of Nero to left. Rv. Draped bust of the Senate to right. RPC I, 2456. Dark brown patina. See more detailed image
Very Fine $225.
Ionia, Smyrna, Julia Domna, 193-217 A.D.
Ionia, Smyrna, Julia Domna, 193-217 A.D.

AE 25.5mm, 6.69g. magistrate: Marcus Aurelius Geminus. Draped bust of Julia to right with her hair arranged in rows. Rev. Two Nemesis facing; the one on left holds a bridle and the one on the right holds a cubit-rule; wheel at feet. Klose, Smyrna, 279,39(dies). BMC 384. Tan and green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland, Auction 32, May 26, 2010, lot 236

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $750.
Ionia, Smyrna, Gallienus, 253-268 A.d.
Ionia, Smyrna, Gallienus, 253-268 A.d.

AE Tetrassarion, 9.79g. 26mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. Two Nemesis facing; the one on left holds a bridle and the one on the right holds a cubit-rule; wheel at feet. Klose, 317,11(dies). BMC 465. SNG COP 1414. Dark brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 384, November 2, 2005, lot 846.

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Extremely Fine $1,000.
Ionian Islands, Samos, Otacilia Severa, 244-249
Ionian Islands, Samos, Otacilia Severa, 244-249

AE 30, 9.75g. Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia to right. Rev. Samian Hera facing. BMC 321. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock _. Rare Green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 384, November 2, 2005, lot 847.

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Very Fine $450.
Karia, Stratonikeia, Septimius Severus, 193-211
Karia, Stratonikeia, Septimius Severus, 193-211

AE 37.5mm, 23.83g.  Facing busts of Septimius and Julia Domna; counterstamp with head of Caracalla below.  Rev. Zeus Panamaros holding scepter and riding to right.  BMC 55.  SNG von Aulock 2668. Hoegego 84 for counterstamp. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Münzen Auktion Essen, 1994, lot 317.

Panamara was a dependecy of Stratonikeia and contained an important temple to Zeus.   Labienus and the Parthians in 40/39  B.C. unsuccesfully attempted to capture both Stratonikeia and Panamara.    They were foiled at Panamara by an intervention of Zeus.  (See: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, 1976.).  This manifestation of Zeus is depicted on the reverse of the coin. 

A dedicatory inscription probabably for a sculptural group was found at Panamara and relates the details of Zeus' aid during the siege.  The Parthians fist attempted a surprise attack at night but Zeus illuminated the sky with lightining to alert the Panamarian defenders.   During a subsequesnt attack, Zeus enveloped the attackers in fog and a severe storm which caused great confusion within their ranks but allowed the defenders to be hidden in the fog with a resulstant slaughter of the attackers.  (See: Georgia Petridou, "Crossing Physical and Cultural Borders in the Battlefield: Amorphous Epiphanies and Divine Bilingualism"  pp. 155ff. in Borders, Terminologies, Idiologies, and Performances, Annette Weissenrieder(ed), 2016.

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good Very Fine/Very Fine $3,500.
Lydia, Uncertain satrap, Gamerses, c.400-350 B.C.
Lydia, Uncertain satrap, Gamerses, c.400-350 B.C.

AE 14, 1.69g. Head of Gamerses(?) to right wearing short hair with long braid, earring, and necklace. Rv. Zeus standing to left; star in field to left. Klein 563. Excellent portrait and fine green patina.

Gamerses is otherwise unknown except for his coinage. His name appears on the reverse of this coin and it is likely that it is his portrait on the obverse.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 257, October 10, 2014, lot 8234

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $750.
Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Commodus, 177-181 A.D.
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Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Commodus, 177-181 A.D.

AE 24, 9.90g.  Struck as Caesar, 177-181 A.D.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right.  Rev. Athena standing to right holding spear and shield.  RPC on line, vol. IV.1, 10214.1(this coin). Rare; RPC only records two examples inclusive of this coin.  Dark brown patina; some very light cleaning rev. fields.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 41, 1970, lot 41
Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction 12, 1982, lot 644
Ex: Tkalec and Rauch, Zurich, Auction Nov. 16, 1987, lot 324
Ex: Tradart, Geneva, Auction 1, 1991, lot 334.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $500.
Lydia, Maeonia, Julia Mamaea, 222-235 A.D.
Lydia, Maeonia, Julia Mamaea, 222-235 A.D.

AE 29, 9.49g. magistrate Aurelius Zenon. Diademed and draped bust of Julia to right. Rev. Cult statue of Kore; poppy on left and grain ear on right. RPC on line, VI, 4465. Green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Nomos, Zurich, Auction 20, July 10, 2020, lot 351

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good Very Fine $750.
Lydia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.
Lydia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 29, 16.30g. magistrate: Aurelius Dionysos Charixenos.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagagalus to right.  Rev. The mythical Lydian King Torrhebos seated to left holding a  scepter in his left and and a figure of Artemis Anaitis in his right hand; he rests his left arm on lyre on base.  Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen 82,18.  Altinoluk, Hypaipa, Type 141.  BMC-. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_.  Very rare with dark brown and green patina. The Lydian King Torrhebos is credited with creating the Lydian key, an ancient Greek musical mode.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 276, April 19, 2021, lot 276.
Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 

 

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good Very Fine $3,000.
Lydia, Mastaura, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.
Lydia, Mastaura, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE 35, 19.89g.  magistrate: Loukinios, son of Kletos. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right.  Rev. City hero with double axe  standing to right holding the horn of a sacrificial bull that he is about to strike.     RPC VIII Online, unassigned id 20371(this coin).  Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen _.  Inv. Waddington_.  Mionnet_. BMC_. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_ Imhoof-Blumer, Monnaies Grecques_. KLM_. SNG Fitzwilliam_. SNG München_. Weber_. SNG Righetti_.  Possbily unique with only this example listed in RPC.

 Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Solidus, Munich, Auction 13, March 25, 2017, lot 183.

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good Very Fine $5,000.
Lydia, Nakrasa, Trajan, 98-117 A.D.
Lydia, Nakrasa, Trajan, 98-117 A.D.

AE 19, 4.38g. Laureate head of Trajan to right.  Rev. Cult statue of Artemis holding bow standing to left within a tetrastyle temple.  SNG Munich 344(dies). Dark brown patina. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 4, October 7, 1987, lot 286.
Ex: Peter Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 286.

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good Very Fine $225.
Lydia, Philadelphia, Plotina, wife of Trajan
Lydia, Philadelphia, Plotina, wife of Trajan

AE 18, 5.51g. Diademed and draped bust of Plotina right. Rv. Ethnic inscription within wreath. BMC 68. SNG COP 382. Dark green patina. Scarce and with an excellent portrait

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Munich, March 7, 2011, lot 196

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $900.
Lydia, Philadelphia, Rev. Aphrodite
Lydia, Philadelphia, Rev. Aphrodite

AE 25, 7.39g. archon: Ladikos Severos under Marcus Aurelius, c. 161-162 A.D. Draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. Aphrodite standing to left within two-columned arch. RPC on line IV.2.1382.5(this coin illustrated). Dark brown patina with some light cleaning in fields. Scarce; RPC only records five examples including this piece.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hauck and Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 21, March 17, 2009, lot 174.

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Very Fine $500.
Lydia, Sala, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.
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Lydia, Sala, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

AE 25, 6.55g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right.  Rev. Zeus standing to left with scepter and eagle. BMC 41.  SNG COP 443. Attractive light brown patina and choice.

Pedigree/Provenance:
Ex: Peter Vogl collection, Helios, Munich, Auction 5, June 25, 2010, lot 840.

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Extremely Fine $575.
Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lykos
Phrygia, Laodikeia ad Lykos

AE 15, 4.55g. magistrate: Zeuxis Philalethes.  c.15 B.C. Bare head of Augustus to right; lituus behind.   Rev. Serpent staff of Asklepios.    RPC 1, 2895. SNG von Aulock 3837; small scrape in hair.   Dark brown patina.

The magistrate Zeuxis Philalethes is most likely the physician who founded a school of medicine at the temple of Men Karou outside of Laodikeia as mentioned by his contemporary Strabo(Geog.12,88, 50.)  During Starbo's lifetime, there were two directors of the medical school, Zeuxis and Alexander Philalethes.  The reverse type with the serpent staff of Asklepios further supports the association.  (See: Ramsay, Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia,  p. 52.)

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 276, April 19,2021, lot 388.

 

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,000.
Phrygia, Laodikea ad Lycum.  Philip II, 247-249
Phrygia, Laodikea ad Lycum. Philip II, 247-249
 AE 32.  17.73g.   Draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right.  Rev. Zeus of Laodikea with scepter and eagle facing Tyche with cornucopia and rudder.  SNG von Aulock 3865(dies)).   RPC on line 20767(this coin illustrated); a few light marks on cheek and edge.  Attractive tan patina and scarce.
 
Provenance/Pedigrees:
 Ex: Gorny and Mosch 215, Oct. 13, 2013, lot 338
Ex: Rauch, Auction 90, June 4, 2012, lot 744
 
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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $1,800.
Pamphylia, Side, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.
Pamphylia, Side, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.

AE 34, 23.20g, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. Athena hurling spear to right with aegis draped over her arm. SNG von Aulock 4821(dies). SNG France_. Light green and brown patina with some encrustation. Rare as are most large module provincial bronzes for Macrinus

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 7, February 23, 2019, lot 757

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Very Fine $1,200.
Pamphylia, Side, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.
Pamphylia, Side, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.

AE 31, 14.34g. Alliance with Alexandria. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right.  Rev. Athena of Side standing to right and holding a spear facing Isis of Alexandria who holds a situla; they clasp sistrum between them.  SNG France 876= Inv. Waddington 3481. Peter Weiss, "Auxe Perge", in Chiron 21, 1991, no. 372   Very rare alliance issue and with a green patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel, Germany ( collected, 1967-2015)

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about Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,500.
Pamphylia, Side, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.
Pamphylia, Side, Gallienus, 253-268 A.D.

AE 10 assarion, 17.20g. 30mm. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right; I in field to right. Rev. Galley sailing to left; long branch with pomegranates to right. SNG BN 885(dies). BMC 116. The significance of the pomegranate branch on the reverse is that the fruit was the badge of Side and appears on its archaic coins. Dark brown and green patina withe some encrustation on the obverse.

Provenance/Pedigrees:

Ex: CNG, Lancaster, PA, Auction 467, May 6, 2020, lot 275

 

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.
Pisida, Antioch, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.
Pisida, Antioch, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

AE 32. 23.89g. 32 mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rv. Two victories inscribing shield SR on palm tree; two captives below. SNG BN 1236. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Munzen & Medallion Deutschland, Auction 40, June 4, 2014, lot 359

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about Extremely Fine $800.
Pisidia, Kremna, Aurelian, 270-2755 A.D.
Pisidia, Kremna, Aurelian, 270-2755 A.D.

AE 33.  16.00g.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.  Rev. Apollo standing to right shooting arrow. von Aulock, Pisidia II, 1665, reverse die. Green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 186, lot 1664.

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good Very Fine $450.
Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known
Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known

AE 36 Large bronze,  28.76g.  Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.   Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right.  Rev. Demeter driving biga of winged serpents to right over waves; she holds a long torch.  RPC on-line VII.2, 20406 (this coin illustrated). Dark green and brown patina.  Very rare; only one other considerably inferior example in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is listed by RPC. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 30, April 28, 1982, lot 433
Ex: E J Waddell, Auction II, New York, September 12, 1987, lot 376.
Ex: James Fox collection, CNG, Auction 40, December 4, 1996, lot 1633.
Ex: Triton XV, New York, January 3, 2012, lot 1415.

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good Very Fine $7,500.
Cilicia, Anazarbus, Trajan and Marciana, 113/114
Cilicia, Anazarbus, Trajan and Marciana, 113/114

AE Trihemiasarion, 9.33g. 23mm. Dated year 232=113/114 A.D. Laureate bust of Trajan to right. Rev. Draped and diademed bust of Marciana to right. SNG Levante 1382. SNG France 2022. flan flaw on neck on obv. Dark brown and green patina. Exceptional quality for this scarce issue and among the finest known specimens.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Munich, Auction 211, March 4, 2013, lot 490

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Extremely Fine $2,000.
Cilicia, Anazarbus, Julia Mamaea
Cilicia, Anazarbus, Julia Mamaea

AE 23. 11.50 g. Dated year 249= 230/1 A.D. Diademed and draped bust of Julia to right. Rv. Temple with seven columns; star in pediment. SNG Levante 1477 (dies). Dark green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Munich, Auction 233, October 6, 2015, lot 2072

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Very Fine $250.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Diadumenian, 218 A.D.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Diadumenian, 218 A.D.

AE 19, 3.31g. Dated year 2 of Macrinus=218 A.D. Bare head of Diadumenian to right. Rev. Helmeted bust of Athena to right. SNG Levante Supplement 116(dies). SNG Paris_. Ziegler_. Dark green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Aufhäuser, Munich, Aution 7, October 9, 1990, lot 557.
Ex: P. Vogl collection, Munich

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Very Fine $400.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Maximinus I, 235-238 A.D.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Maximinus I, 235-238 A.D.

AE 32, 16.23g. Dated year 1= 235/6 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right.  Rev. Constellation Leo;  lion leaping to right with head reverted; star and crescent in field to left.  RPC online, VI, 7011, this coin illustrated.  SNG France 711(dies). BMC 6(reverse only illustrated; same dies).  SNG Levante_.  Ziegler 74.  Attractive brown patina; spectacular qualtiy and among the finest known.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Triton XIII, January 5, 2010, lot 330.

 

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Extremely Fine $2,500.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Valierian I, 253-260 A.D.
Cilicia, Anemurium, Valierian I, 253-260 A.D.

AE 26, 10.04g. Year 3= 255/6 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. Ethnic inscription and date within wreath; small kantharos at top of wreath. SNG Levante 516. Ziegler 225-6. Green patina

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhäuser, Munich, Auction 4, October 7, 1987, lot 438 (with original ticket)
Ex: Dr. P. Vogt collection

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Extremely Fine $475.
Cilicia, Seleukia Ad Kalykadnum, Gallienus
Cilicia, Seleukia Ad Kalykadnum, Gallienus

AE 26, 7.77g. 253-268 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Rev. Draped bust of Athena to left wearing crested helmet. SNG BN 1068. Green patina

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Münzen & Medaillen Deutschland, Stuttgart, Auction 30, May 28, 2009, Lot 1168.

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good Very Fine $240.
Cilicia, Irenopolis, Septimius Severus, 193-211
Cilicia, Irenopolis, Septimius Severus, 193-211

AE 26, 10.36g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Draped bust of Hygeia to right holding serpent; BMC 7. SNG Levante_. SNG Paris_ a few light cleaning marks. Dark bluish-green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 2, May 11, 2018, lot 520

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about Extremely Fine $650.
Cilicia, Kestros, Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.
Cilicia, Kestros, Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.

AE Diassarion, 7.13g. 23mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Verus to left. Rev. Eagle standing to left on ox head. SNG Levante 471. RPC IV on-line 5794.4(this coin). Rare with RPC only recording 4 examples; green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 5, October 5, 1988, lot 322.
Ex: Dr. P. Vogl collection, Munich

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $900.
Cilicia, Kelenderis, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.
Cilicia, Kelenderis, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.

AE 28, 10.78g.  Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.  Rev. Poseidon standing to left holding trident and dolphin.  Cf SNG Levante Supplement 136/133 for obv and rev types; otherwise unpublished.  Lovely green patina with some earthen deposits.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 117, October 14, 2002, lot 403.

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about Extremely Fine $1,000.
Cilicia, Mopsos, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.
Cilicia, Mopsos, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.

AE 37, 27.93g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. Artemis and Apollo standing side by side. Weber 7175. SNG Levenate _. SNG France_. RPC on line VI, 7168, this coin illustrated. Green patina with some encrustation. Extremely rare; RPC only lists two examples including this coin with the other in the British Museum.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Grün, Hiedelberg, Auction 49, May 20, 2008, lot 95

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Very Fine $550.
Cilicia, Syedra, Maximus, 235-238 A.D.
Cilicia, Syedra, Maximus, 235-238 A.D.

AE 23, 7.62g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. Ares standing to left. SNG BN 652. SNG Levante_. Dark green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Munich, Auction 241, October 10, 2016, lot 1950

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $400.
Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.
Cilicia, Tarsus, Commodus, 177-192 A.D.

AE 34, 19.79g. Bust of Commmodus to right wearing the crown and robes of the demiourgos. Rev. Decastyle neocorate temple(one of two in the city).; the name of Commodus on the lintel and eagle on the pediment. SNG Paris 1463. SNG Levante _. Green and brown patina with some encrustation on the obverse.

This temple for the Imperial cult has remains indicating that it was massive and constructed from Proconnesian(Marmara) marble. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: LHS, Zurich, Auction 95, October 25, 2005, lot 825.
Ex: Nomos, Zurich, Auction 6, May 8, 2012, lot 157
Ex: J. P. Righetti collection 

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good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,000.
 

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