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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

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction: XIII, November 17, 1983, lot 1075. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $3,500.00

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
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Sicily, Syracuse

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.

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

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Very Fine $1,500.00
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Seleukid Kings, Antiochos VIII , c.121-96 B.C.

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.

Provenance/Pedigrees
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 $1,750.00
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Prof. Hagen collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 94, September 27, 2004, lot 40.
Ex: Tronnier collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 216, October 8, 2012, lot 43
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Very Fine $3,500.00
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, Auction 299, March 27, 2013, lot 82.

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Very Fine $350.00
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

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

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $750.00
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

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

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Very Fine $250.00
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
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 .

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 388, November 1, 2006, lot 775.

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good Very Fine $750.00
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
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 $4,500.00

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