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Karia, Halikarnassos, unique variety 1990 pedigree
 AR Hemidrachm, 2.53g. 15.5mm.  c.220-180 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right.  Rev. Lyre; ethnic inscription and “alph-theta-omega” above(magistrate?).   Historia Nummorm Online 2062.3(this coin).  SNG von Aulcok 2528v.  This is possibly a unique variety.
 Fine classical style head in high relief and with lovely dark toning
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 328, 1990, lot 200.
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Extremely Fine $6,500.
Lysia, Hypaepa, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D.

AE 29, 16.30g. magistrate: Aurelius Dionysos Charixenos.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Elagagalus to right.  Rev. The mythical Lydian King Torrhebos seated to left holding a  scepter in his left and and a figure of Artemis Anaitis in his right hand; he rests his left arm on lyre on base.  Imhoof-Blumer, Lydische Stadtmünzen 82,18.  Altinoluk, Hypaipa, Type 141.  BMC-. SNG COP_. SNG von Aulock_.  Very rare with dark brown and green patina. The Lydian King Torrhebos is credited with creating the Lydian key, an ancient Greek musical mode.

Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 76, September 19, 1991, lot 18.
Ex: Peter Weiss, Kiel Germany, collected 1967-2015. 


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good Very Fine $3,000.
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.


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. (for bio see:

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $2,750.

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