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Ionian Island, Samos

AR Diobol, 1.12g. 10mm.  c.398-365 B.C. Facing lion's scalp.   Rev.  Prow of ship (Samaina) to right.   Barron, pl. XXII, 1. Weber 6307.    The Samaina is a bireme ship designed and employed by Samos that is distinguished by an upturned ram in the shape of a boar's head, abbreviated here.   

Rare with lovely toning and among the best known examples.  



Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 196, 2011, lot 1717.

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Extremely Fine $6,500.
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Lykia, Phaselis

AR Stater, 10.34g. 22mm.  4th century B.C.  Prow of galley to right; dolphin on raised fighting platform.  Rev. Stern of galley and abbreviated ethnic inscription. Heipp-Tamer S6var. Toned and of exceptional quality

Ex: Triton XIX, 2016, lot 260.

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Extremely Fine $6,500.
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


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

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good Very Fine $350.
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Rome, Cast Semis, Libral Series

AE Semis, 114.11g. 53 mm. c.225-217 B.C. Laureate head of Saturn to left; S below. Rev. Prow of ship to right; S above; faint inked collector's number under the prow.  T/V 52. Vecchi 76. CR 35/2. Green and brown patina.

Ex: Classical Numismatic Auctions(CNA),  Pennsylvania, Auction 16, August 16, 1991, lot 338. 

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Very Fine $3,500.
Anonymous Struck Uncia, Luceria mint
AE Uncia, Luceria mint, 4.00g. 18mm.  c.214-212 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma to left; pellet behind.  Rev. ROMA. Prow of ship to right; pellet and L below.   CR 97/15.  Syd. 129.  RBW 410. Dark green and brown patina.
Ex: Tkalec, Zurich, Auction, February 29, 2008, lot 367.
Ex: RBW collection, CNG, Auction 364, 2015, lot 51.


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good Very Fine $800.
Struck As, D. Iunius Silanus, 91 B.C.
AE As, 10.65g. 27mm. Janus head.  Rev. D SILANVS.  Prow of ship to right.  CR 337/5.  Syd. 649. RBW 1235.  Green patina.
Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction XXVI, 1992, lot 240.
Ex: EJW, Ltd. private purchase, June 11, 1993 with old ticket
Ex: RBW collection, CNG, Auction 326, 2014, lot 394.
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Very Fine $1,200.
C. Marcius Censorinus, 88 B.C. ex: Hamburger 1932
AE As, 13.56g. 26.5mm.   NVMA POMPILI ANCVS MARCI.  Jugate heads of Numa Pompilius, bearded, and Ancus Marcius, beardless, to right; both wearing diadems.  Rev. C CENSO ROMA. Ship sheds at Ostia depicted as two arches; one  containing a spiral column with Victory holding a wreath and one with a ship’s prow.   CR 346/3.  Syd. 716. BMC RR 2419.  Banti, Marcia 72/1(this coin).  Brown and green patina.  Scarce with an impressive pedigree and among the finest known examples. 
The obverse portrays the founder of the Marcia family Ancus Marcius and his purported grandfather Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome.  The reverse with its depiction of ship enclosures is the earliest numismatic reference to the port of Ostia. It relates to the mythical founding of the port by Ancus Marcius, a claimed ancestor of the moneyer. 
Ex: Leo Hamburger, Frankfurt, Auction 95, 1932, lot 179.
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 2, 1972, lot 332.
Ex: Goodman collection, Trition, NY, Auction 1, 1997, lot 1157.


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good Very Fine $7,500.
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D. Rev. ASIA

AE Sestertius, 26.28g. 31mm. Rome, c.139 A.D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS II S C; ASIA below. Personification of Asia standing to left wearing a mural crown; she holds wreath in right hand and a long anchor with left hand; prow of ship below to left. BMC 1184. RIC 579. Cohen 65(40 Fr). Scarce reverse type and with a lovely reddish-brown patina.


Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 9, October 7, 1992, lot 324.

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good Very Fine $3,750.

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