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Apollo

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Macedonian Kings, Philip III-Kassander, c.323-315

AV Stater, 8.61g. 18mm. c.323-315 B.C. Type of Philip II struck under  Philip III- Kassander.  Laureate head of Apollo to right.  Rev. Charioteer driving biga to right; bukranium below.  LeRider, Pella Group IIIA, 522(same dies). SNG ANS 179. Fine style and lustrous.

Provenance/Pedigrees
Ex: Harlan Berk, Chicago, Buy/Bid Sale 110, September 8, 1999, lot 10.
Ex: Nomos, Winter-Spring 2008, 100 Distinctive Coins, # 20.

 

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Mint State $20,000.00
Celtic, Noricum, Croatia
Billon Tetradrachm, 9.47g. 23mm. c.1st cent. B.C. Samobar A type. Stylized head of Apollo to left wearing laurel wreath. Rv. Horse walking to left. Kostial, Lanz 160(obverse die). Gobl, TKN, p. 22,10. hairline flan crack at 2:00 o;clock rev. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $900.00
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Macedon, Amphipolis, Ex: Hirsch 1910, Niggeler, et

AR Drachm, 3.53g. 14x15mm.  c.369-368 B.C. Three-quarter facing head of Apollo to right wearing laurel wreath. Rev. Torch within square containing the ethnic inscription. Lorber, 148, 61i (this coin),  AMNG III/2, 10 and pl. VIII, 19 (these dies). . McClean 3206 (these dies).   This is one of the finest style Apollo heads on an Amphipolis drachm with lovely toning and a fine craquelure. 

 

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction XXVI,  May 23,1910, lot 142; from duplicates of the Berlin Museum acquired from the collection of Arthur Löbbecke of Braunschweig.
Ex: Bank Leu and Münzen und Medaillen, Basel,  December 3-4, 1965, lot 215, Walter Niggeler collection.
Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction, XXIV, November 19, 1990, lot 47
Ex: New York Sale, Auction XXVII, January 4,  2012, lot 270, Prospero collection

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about Extremely Fine $17,000.00
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Macedon, Olynthos(Chalcidean League)

AR Diobol, 1.11g. 10mm.  c.370-360 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right.  Rev. Tripod. Robinson pl.XIII, Pa. Fine style and toned. Rare.

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: EJW Ltd inventory # 42944  and acquired from Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, May 12, 2004.

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Very Fine $750.00
Akarnania, Akarnanian League

AR Stater, 9.89g. 28 x 25 mm. c.250-200 B.C. magistrate: Lykourgas. The river-god Acheloos represented as a man-headed bull to right. Rv. Apollo seated to left holding bow; monogram to left; EY in ancient graffito in field below Apollo's arm BMC 6. SNG COP 418. BCD 18(dies).small die break on reverse. Attractive old cabinet toning and of exceptional quality.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: EJW, Ltd. E Auction 79, December 10, 2003, lot 32.
Ex: Baldwins, New York Auction 20, January 7, 2009, lot 30.

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Extremely Fine $12,000.00
Troas, Neandria

AR Obol, 0.68g. 4th cent. B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rv. NEAN. Ram standing to right within shallow incuse. SNG von Aulock 7628 var. Klein 318 var. Dark toning and exceptional quality for this issue.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Lanz, Munich, Auction 151, June 30, 2011, lot 433

 

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Extremely Fine $1,600.00
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Ionia, Kolophon

AR Tetartemorion, 0.23g. 6.5mm. c.450-410 B.C. Facing head of Apollo Klarios.  Rev. Monogram T-E for the denomination within a shallow incuse square.  SNG COP 133. SNG Kayhan 356.  Some light deposits around edges.  Toned. 

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 376, 2003, lot 371.

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about Extremely Fine $550.00
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Karia, Halikarnassos, unique variety
 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
 
Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 328, 1990, lot 200.
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Extremely Fine $6,500.00
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Pamphylia, Side

AR Stater, 10.64g.  23mm.  c.370-350 B.C.  Helmeted Athena Parthenos standing to left holding nike, spear, and shield emblzoned with the head of Medussa; pomegrante in field to left.  Rev. Apollo standing to left holding scepter and laurel branch and sacrificing over altar; raven at feet.   SNG France 648. Atlan, Side 118. Lovely iridescent toning and of exceptional quality and completeness for the type.

Pedigree/Provenance:

Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 174, 2010, lot 398
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 403, 2011, lot 126.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.00
Seleukid Kings, Antiochos II, 261-246 B.C.

AR Tetradrachm, 17.09g. 27mm. Sardes mint, c.261-264 B.C. Diademed head of the deified Antiochos I to right. Rev. Apollo seated to left on omphalos holding a bow and arrow; monograms below. SC 518d. Newell, WSM 1387 and pl. LVI,2(same dies). Magnificent sculptural portrait of the elderly Antiochos I in high relief and with fine toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: E. J. Waddell, E Auction, May 4, 2005, lot 12.
Ex: Manhattan Sale II, New York, Peter Gruber collection, Auction January 4, 2011, lot 69.
Ex: William Rudman collection
Ex: Lebanese family collection, c.1900.

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Extremely Fine $35,000.00
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Macedon, Thessalonica, Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE 25, 10.12g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right.  Rev. Apollo leaning on snake entwined column to left; he holds bow in left hand; tripod and prize crown to left;  Greek abbreviated inscription,"Pythi" in field referring to the Pythian games.  SNG ANS 888. Remarkable quality.

The Pythian games referenced here on the reverse originated at Delphi in honor of Apollo whose temple and oracle were located there.  Other cities copied these games and referred to them on their coins.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gemini VI, NY, Auction, January 9, 2011, lot 816

 

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Extremely Fine $1,250.00
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Thessaly, The Oitaioi

AE Dichalkon, 4.73g. 17mm.  Struck during Oitaioi's membership in the Aetolian League in Herakleia Trachinia c.279-168 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo to right.  Rev. Monogram between spear and jawbone of the Kalydonnian boar; bunch of grapes to left. SNG COP 182.  Dark green-brown patina and with an exceptionally well detailed reverse.

Provenance/Pedigree

Ex: BCD collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011. lot 1435.18

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $1,200.00
Troas, Kebren

AE 20, 8.55g. c.350-300 B.C. Ram's head to right; eagle below. Rev. Laureate head of Apollo to r. SNG COP 266. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG. Lancaster, PA, E auction 320, February 12, 2004, lot 188.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $200.00
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Phrygia, Hyrgaleis, Severus Alexander, 222-235

AE 28, 10.67g.   Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus to right.  Rev. Apolllo standing to right holding lyre resting on tripod with left hand and plectrum in right.  He faces Artemis standing to left holding bow in left hand and arrow in right hand; stag at feet.  SNG von Aulock 376-7. RPC on line, vol. VI,  5662.3 (this coin illustrated and the only example listed outside of museums).  Attractive medium brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Hirsch, 175, Sept. 23,1992, lot 1199.
Ex: Peter Vogel collection, Helios 5, 2010, lot 933.

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about Extremely Fine $1,350.00
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Pisidia, Kremna, Aurelian, 270-2755 A.D.

AE 33.  16.00g.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right.  Rev. Apollo standing to right shooting arrow. von Aulock, Pisidia II, 1665, reverse die. Green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 186, lot 1664.

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good Very Fine $450.00
Cilicia, Mopsos, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.

AE 37, 27.93g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. Artemis and Apollo standing side by side. Weber 7175. SNG Levenate _. SNG France_. RPC on line VI, 7168, this coin illustrated. Green patina with some encrustation. Extremely rare; RPC only lists two examples including this coin with the other in the British Museum.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Grün, Hiedelberg, Auction 49, May 20, 2008, lot 95

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Very Fine $975.00

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