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Zeno, 2nd Reign, 476-491 A.D. Thessalonica

AV Solidus, 4.44g. 20mm. Thessalonica mint. D N ZENO PERP AVG. Facing bust of Zeno with head turned slightly to the right wearing crested helmet and cuirass divided into two panels; he holds spear over right shoulder and carries a shield emblazoned with a horseman device on his left shoulder. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding a long jeweled cross with "X" at cross-bar; stars in fields to left and right. RIC X, 941. MIRB 19. DO, LRC 666. Metcalf 228. Scarce mint and fully lustrous.

Ex: Sincona, Zurich, Auction 37, 2017, lot 62.

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Mint State $5,000.
Basiliscus and Marcus, 475-476 A.D.

AV Soiidus, 4.48g. 20mm.  Constantinople.  Three-quarter facing and helmeted bust of Basiliscus wearing cuirass and holding spear and shield. Rev. SALVS REIPVBLICAE H; CONOB in exergue.    Basiliscus and Marcus, as Caesar, enthroned and facing; they hold a globe between them; cross and star behind; insignificant flan defect below globe.  RIC X, 1022. Depeyrot 1041.  Excellent quality for this scarce issue and fully lustrous.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.
Sicily, Syracuse, ex: Leu 1998

AR Hemidrachm, 1.94g. 15mm.  Period of Timoleon, 344-317 B.C. 
Three-quarter head of Athena facing wearing a crested helmet.  Rev. Horseman riding to right; star and grain ear in field to left.  SNG ANS 522.  SNG Lloyd 1450. Toned.

Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 74, 1998, lot 109.

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Very Fine $1,500.
Seleukid Kings, Antiochos VIII, Pedigreed to 2003

AR Tetradrachm, 16.71g. 30mm.  Damaskos mint, dated year 195= 118/117 B.C.  Diademed head of Antiochos VIII to right.  Rev. Zeus Ouranios standing to left holding scepter and star; lunar crescent above.  SC 2322.5; die break on reverse.  Toned.

Ex: Auctiones, Basel, Auction 29. June 121-13, 2003, lot 749.
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 17, October 4, 2005.lot 1228

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $1,750.
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, March 27, 2013, lot 82.

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Very Fine $350.
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.


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

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $750.
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.


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

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Very Fine $250.
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Q. Pomponius Musa, c.66 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.98g. 17mm.  Q POMPONI MVSA.  Laureate head of Apollo to right; star behind.  Rev. Urania standing to left; she holds a rod pointing to a globe on a tripod.  CR 410/8.  Syd. 823.  Lovely cabinet toning.

Ex: MM, Deutschland, Stuttgart, Auction 12, 1993, lot 464.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.
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.
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Constantine II as Caesar, 316-337 A.D. ex: Mazzini

AE Follis, 1.91g. 18mm.  Cyzicus mint, 326 A.D.  No legend.  Laureate, draped, and curiassed bust of Constantine II to left.  CONSTANTINVS CAESAR SMKC in four lines; star above.  RIC 32.  Medium brown patina with some light encrustation.

Ex: Mazzini (188.3-1961)  collection, volume 5, plate  XXXVI, 83
Ex: Harlan J Berk, MBS 211, June 30, 2020, lot 301.
Ex: Dr. Lars Ramskold collection, Stockholm


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Extremely Fine $575.
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.

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.

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