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Poseidon

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Thessaly, Skotussa, ex: BCD collection

AR Hemidrachm, 2.41g. 15 mm. late 3rd century B.C. Three-quarter facing head of Artemis to right. Rev. Poseidon seated to left of a rock hoding dolphin and trident.  SNG COP 253. Very rare in this quality; toned with amber and blue highlights.

Pedigrees/Provenance:
Ex: Giessener Münzhandlung, Munich, Auction 71, May 3, 1995, lot 216
Ex: BCD collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011, lot 1341.

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good Very Fine $3,500.00
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Cilicia, Kelenderis, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.

AE 28, 10.78g.  Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right.  Rev. Poseidon standing to left holding trident and dolphin.  Cf SNG Levante Supplement 136/133 for obv and rev types; otherwise unpublished.  Lovely green patina with some earthen deposits.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 117, October 14, 2002, lot 403.

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about Extremely Fine $1,000.00
Phoenicia, Berytos, Macrinus, ex: Sir Arthur Evans

AE 24, 11.43g. Macrinus, 217-218 A.D. Laureate head of Macrinus to right. Rv. Poseidon holding trident and dolphin standing in the center of a hexastyle temple; two dolphins and a statue decorate the pediment; stairs lead to the temple. BMC 167. Brown patina. An exceptional style portrait in remarkable quality.

This coin has an unquestionable attribution to the collection of Sir Arthur Evans. Evans' coins were sold in many auctions, but generally as part of larger sales where lots from his collection were not specified. In this case, the 1934 Naville sale groups Evans' Roman coins into a designated section of the catalog.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 33, November 17, 1913, lot 1369, “collection of a well-known English archaeologist."
Ex: Naville, Lucerne, Auction 17, October 3, 1934, lot 1599., Collection of Sir Arthur Evans with a forward to the section of the sale with Evans’ Roman coins by Leonard Forrer.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $3,250.00

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