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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 $2,750.00
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 $350.00
Rome, Cast As- Janus/Prow libral standard
Cast AE As, 249.08g. 66mm. Libral Series. c.225-217 B.C. Janus. Rev. Prow of ship to right 1 above. CR 35/1. T/V 51a. Vecchi 75. Dark green and brown patina. See more detailed image
good Very Fine/Very Fine $3,250.00
Rome, Post Semi-Libral Series

AE Cast As, Post -Semi-Libral Series, 97.56g. 47mm. c.215-212 B.C. Janus head. Rev. Prow to left; I above. CR 41/5a. T/V 70. Vecchi 105. Brown patina and cast in high relief.


Ex: Laurens Schulman, Hilversum, Netherlands, Auction 15, November 6, 1995, lot 1708.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $1,000.00
Rome, Cast Post Semi-Libral Series

AE Cast Semis, 25.26g. 29mm. c.215-212 B.C. Head of Saturn to left. Rev. Prow to left; S above. T/V 71. Vecchi 107. CR 41/6. Dark brown and green patina.


Ex: EJW LTD, List 56, May 1985, lot 50.

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Very Fine $750.00
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 $3,750.00

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