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53531 Order
Marcian, 450-457 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.47g. 21mm. Constantinople. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted bust of Marcian facing with head slightly to right; he wears cuirass and carries spear and shield with a horseman device. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long, jeweled cross; star in field to right. RIC 107. Depeyrot 87/1.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 203, 2012, lot 495. See more detailed image
Mint State $2,500.00


51303 Order
Uncertain Germanic Tribes
AV Solidus, 4.44g. 21mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Theodosius II( 402-450 A.D.) of Constantinople mint. DH THEOO S(retrograde) IV S(retrograde) P F AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Theodosius wearing cuirass and plumed helmet; he carries shield emblazoned with horseman device and spear over shoulder. Rv. IIP XXXXII COS XVII PP; CONOB in ex. Constantinopolis seated to left holding globus cruciger in right hand and scepter in left hand; shield to right and star in field to left. Cf. CNG 72: 2006, 2266. Cf. Hunter V, 483,18 ("rough work"). An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain

Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction: XIII, 1983, lot 1075. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $3,500.00


55593 Order
Uncertain Germanic Tribe
AV Solidus, 4.46g. 18.5 mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Leo I (457-474 A.D.) Imitation of a Leo I solidus of Constantinople with barbaric style and degraded legends. OY LEO OE OOITAY(sic). Facing bust wearing cuirass, diadem, and plumed helmet; he carries spear and shield. Rev. VITORIA AYCCC(sic). Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right. CONOB in exergue. RIC_. Faegerlie_. BMC_. Lacam_. Collection N.K_ Cf. MEC I, 335 for a possibly related issue in the name of Zeno. Small scratch on reverse by Victory's waist; lustrous and nearly as struck. An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain.

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Extremely Fine $5,000.00


52773 Order
Anastasius, 491-518 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.48g. 20mm. Constantinople, officina B. c.498-518 A.D. DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Anastasius wearing cuirass, shield with horseman device, and plumed helmet; he holds spear over shoulder. Rv. VICTORIA AVGGGB; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long staff with reversed chrisma device; star in field to left; die breaks in exergue on reverse. DO 7b. Sear 5. Lustrous and exceptionally well struck. See more detailed image
Mint State $1,250.00

55625 Order
Justin I, 518-527 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.49g. 20.5mm. Constantinople mint. Bust of Justin turned slightly to the right wearing cuirass and helmet; she holds spear and shield. Rev. Victory standing to left holding reversed staurogram; star in field to left. DOC 1h. Sear 55. some light scratches in reverse field; lustrous See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $750.00

55680 Order
Antiochos VIII, 121-96 B.C. Ake Ptolemais mint
AR Tetradrachm, 16.05g. 29mm. Ake-Ptolemais, Phoenicia mint, c.121-113 B.C. Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right Rev. Zeus Uranius standing to left holding scepter; star and crescent in fields. SC 2336.2 Toned with some areas of encrustation; old ticket. See more detailed image
good Very Fine/Very Fine $135.00

53769 Order
Italy, Etruria, ex: Tronnier
AE 5 Units, 2.44g. 15mm. Central Etruria, late 4th-3rd century B.C. Male head to right wearing a Phrygian helmet. Rev. Incuse six-pointed star; die break on reverse. Vecchi 14.7(this example). HN, Italy 88. Very rare with only seven examples recorded by Vecchi.

Ex: Prof. Hagen collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 94, 2004, lot 40. Ex: Tronnier collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 216, 2012, lot 43 See more detailed image
Very Fine $3,500.00


55549 Order
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.

Ex: CNG, Auction 299, 2013, lot 82. See more detailed image
Very Fine $350.00


51565 Order
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. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $750.00


52499 Order
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. See more detailed image
Very Fine $250.00

49911 Order
Octavian, 29-27 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.88g. 18mm. IMP. Helmeted head of Mars to right. Rv. CAESAR. Shield decorated with eight-rayed star at center in front of crossed spear and sword. BMC 644. RIC 274. Lovely old toning and an exceptionally well detailed reverse. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $2,500.00

53696 Order
Gratian, 367-383 A.D.
AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 2.00g. 20mm. Aquilea, c.375-378 A.D. IMP GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VRBS ROMA; AQPS in exergue. Roma seated to left on cuirass; she holds spear and victory on globe; star in field to right. RIC 15b. Lovely iridescent toning and spectacular quality See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $650.00

53856 Order
Apulia. Luceria.
Cast AE Teruncias, 23.86g. 28mm. c. 217-212 B.C. Six-rayed star. Rev. Dolphin and L. ; three pellets as mark of value above. T/V 283. Vecchi 347. Dark green patina .

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 388, 2006, lot 775. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $750.00


53669 Order
Helena, mother of Constantine I
AE Follis, 3.41g. 18mm. Thessalonica, c.318-319 A.D. HELENA N F. Rev. 8 pointed star within wreath. RIC VII, 505, 50; hairline flan crack at 1:00 obv. Rare type and of exceptional quality; grayish-brown patina. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,000.00

52927 Order
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome
AE 20 Nummi, 4.40g. 20mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus christogram and two stars above; XX in exergue. Metlich 84b. MIB I, 71c. Kraus 29. Dark brown patina; a little old cleaning on obv. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.00

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