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Lyre

(2 coins)

55676 Order
Lydia, Daldis, Septimius Severus, 193-211 A.D.

AE 33, 23.84g. archon Artemidoros. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Apollo seated on left playing lyre and Kybele seated on right playing tympanum. Cf. Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 41, 1970 , lot 415, otherwise probably  unpublished. Dark brown patina with some areas of light corrosion. Rare with less than 10 known examples.

The magistrate Artemidoros is probably the contemporary author known as Artemidoros of Daldis who wrote a treatise, still substantially extant, on the interpretation of dreams. He lived in Ephesus, but his mother was from Daldis.

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Very Fine $1,500.00

55621 Order
Bar Kokhba, Zuz, ex: Samel and Mildenberg plate

AR Zuz, 3.73g. 19mm. Undated, attributed to year 3=134/135 A.D. Heberw inscription, "Shimon". Bunch of grapes. Rev. Hebrew inscription, "For the freedom of Jerusalem." Lyre with three strings. Mildenberg 173.2(this coin illustrated). Treasury 252, 274a. Hendin 1435. Overbeck/Meshorer 438(this coin). Toned and a scarce die combination; Mildenberg only lists three examples including this coin.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Josef Samel collection, published by Meshorer and Overbeck, Das Heilige Land. Antike Münzen und Siegel aus einem Jahrtausend jüdischer Geschichte, Exhibition catalog, Staatliche Münzsammlung München in cooperation with the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Munich 1994. no. 438.

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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