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Sicily, Himera

AR Ltra, 0.68g. 11mm.  c.470-450 B.C.  Head of Ares to right wearing attic helmet.  Rev. Anepigraphic. Corinthian helmet to right.  SNG Munich 356var(hemiobol).  HGC 2, 446.  Toned and a scarce variant. 

Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 336, 1993, lot 16.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $350.
Cilicia, Syedra, Maximus, 235-238 A.D.

AE 23, 7.62g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rev. Ares standing to left. SNG BN 652. SNG Levante_. Dark green and brown patina.


Ex: Gorny & Mosch, Munich, Auction 241, October 10, 2016, lot 1950

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $400.
Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Rv. Aries, ex: Dattari

AE Drachm, 27.76g.  34mm. Dated year 8= 144/145 A.D.  Zodiac series, Mars in Aries.  Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right.  Rev. Ram leaping to right with head reverted; helmeted and cuirassed bust of Ares(Mars) and star above.  Dattari 2958(this coin). Geissen 1898. Fine brown patina.   Rare and among the finest known examples.  This coin was photographed in the 1901 edition of the Dattari collection to illustrate the Zodiac type; very few coins were illustrated from the massive collection in the original edition to illustrate the types.


Ex: Dattari collection, 2958 and plate XXVI in the 1901 edition.
Ex: Münz Zentrum, Köln collection and published, Ludwig Lehr, "Beschreibung und Bedeutung der zwölf Tierkreiszeichen auf den Grossbronzen von Alexandria unter der Regierung des Antoninus Pius" in  Helvetische Münzenzeitung, Thun 1971, page 7(reverse illustrated).


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about Extremely Fine $35,000.

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