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(9 coins)

55888 Order
Crete, Gortyna, Ex: Hermitage museum

AR Stater, 11.71g. 27mm. c.300 B.C. Europa seated to right in tree; she props up her head with her hand.  Rev. Bull standing to right with head turned back; fragments of retrograde ethnic inscription to right.   Svoronos 52  and pl. XIII, 24. LeRider 33d and pl. XVI,4(this coin).  Old collection toning, well struck for the type, and with an important pedigree.

This coin is overstruck on a tetradrachm of Kyrene or Barke with remnants of the silphium plant visible on the reverse in the field to the right of the bull.   

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Duplicates sold by Schlessinger, Berlin Auction 13, February 4, 1935, lot 1049.
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, List 272, January 1967, no.18.
Ex: Leu Numismatics, Zurich, Auction 79, October 31, 2000, lot 598.

 

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good Very Fine $8,500.00

55067 Order
Lydia, Sardes, Kroisos, c.564-539 B.C.
AR Stater, 10.60g. 20x15mm. Foreparts of a lion and a bull confronting. Rev. Two incuse punches. SNG von Aulock 2873. Rosen 662. Lightly toned and well struck See more detailed image
Very Fine $5,500.00

55068 Order
Lydia, Sardes, Kroisos, c.564-539 B.C.
AR Half Stater, 5.00g. 14x13mm. Foreparts of a lion and a bull confronting. Rev. Incuse punch. SNG von Aulock 2877. Toned; some light porosity. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,600.00

35926 Order
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 $200.00

53067 Order
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/Pedigree:
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 $850.00

54981 Order
Galatia, Tavium, Titus, 79-81 A.D.
AE 25, 8.88g. Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. Bull standing to left. BMC 7. RPC II, 1625. Brown patina. See more detailed image
Very Fine/good Very Fine $850.00

55761 Order
Cappadocia, Tyana, Time of Trajan, 98-117 A.D.

AE 15mm, 2.26g. Humped bull standing to right.  Rev. Zeus seated to left.  Lindgren I, 1733. Lovely green patina.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $475.00

53682 Order
L. Thorius Balbus, 105 B.C.
AR Denarius, 4.06g. 20mm. Head of Juno Sospita to right wearing goat's skin; I S M R behind. Rev. L THORIVS BALBVS. Bull charging to right; F above. Toned. CR 316/1. Syd. 598. RBW 1168. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $350.00

55133 Order
Sicily, Anonymous, AE Struck Quadrans

AE Struck Quadrans, 11.87g. 27mm. Sicilian mint; c.214-212 B.C. Anonymous; Corn series. Head of Hercules to right wearing boar’s skin; three pellets behind. Rev. ROMA. Bull charging to right; snake below; three pellets and corn ear above. CR 42/2. Sydenham p. 10 note. RBW 140. Dark brown patina; some light cleaning. Some weaknesses, probably from an over-strike as is typical for this type, but unusually complete and good metal.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNA (Classical Numismatic Auctions), Pennsylvania, Auction VIII, September 27, 1989, lot 290, with original ticket

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Very Fine $800.00

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