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(2 coins)

55622 Order
Bactria, Antimachos I, c.174-165 B.C.
AR Tetradrachm, 16.83g. 32mm. Diademed and draped bust of Antimachos to right wearing kausia. Rev. Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and long palm branch≠; monogram in field to right. Boperachi Series 1A. Mitchiner 124f.; some light die rust on obv. Exceptionally sharp portrait in high relief and struck from fresh dies on both obverse and reverse; lightly toned.

Ex: CNG 54, June 14, 2000, lot 948. See more detailed image
Mint State $3,000.00

52826 Order
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.

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. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $3,250.00


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