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Macedon, Olynthos

AR Tetrobol, 2.44g. 13mm.  c.450-432 B.C. Horse running to right with a trailing rein.  Rev.  Eagle clasping snake and abbreviated ethnic inscripiton within shallow incuse square. SNG ANS 466.  Lightly toned and scarce.

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: Brian Kritt, Maryland, private sale, 2005.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $650.00
Celtic, Northwest Gaul, Uncertain mint
AE 15, 2.97g. 1st century B.C. Stylized Celtic head to right. Rev. Man-headed Pegasus; two serpents and torque around. Scheers_. De LaTour_ Castelin_. Delestree/Tache 2357. Superb green patina and an exceptional type. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $2,750.00
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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
Troas, Pionia, Julia Domna, 246-248 A.D.
AE 22, 4.73g. Draped bust of Domna to right; counter-stamp of male head to right. Rev. Serpent on base of altar. SNG von Aulcok 1568(this coin). Imhoof-Blumer, KM 509,1. Dark brown patina. Scarce city issue See more detailed image
Very Fine/good Fine $850.00
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Pisidia, Etenna, Severus Alexander, 222-235 A.D.

AE 30, 13.22g.   Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus to right.  Rev. Female figure with snake and smaller male figure standing; overturned vase in field to left and sheep in field to right; some light scratches or adjustment marks in field.   von Aulock, Pisidia II, 584.  RPC on-line, vol. VI, 6035.    Very rare variety  and possibly the second known piece.  The recently published RPC on-line only lists one heavily corroded example.  Green patina with some encrustation. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Brian Kritt, Maryland, USA, private purchase, January 8,2015

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about Extremely Fine $1,200.00
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Pisidia, Sagalassos, Gordian III, 2nd known

AE 36 Large bronze,  28.76g.  Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.   Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right.  Rev. Demeter driving biga of winged serpents to right over waves; she holds a long torch.  RPC on-line VII.2, 2085(this coin illustrated). Dark green and brown patina.  Very rare; only one other considerably inferior example in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is listed by RPC. 

Provenance/Pedigrees:
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 30, April 28, 1982, lot 433
Ex: E J Waddell, Auction II, New York, September 12, 1987, lot 376.
Ex: James Fox collection, CNG, Auction 40, December 4, 1996, lot 1633.
Ex: Triton XV, New York, January 3, 2012, lot 1415.

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good Very Fine $5,000.00
Cilicia, Irenopolis, Septimius Severus, 193-211

AE 26, 10.36g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Septimius to right. Rev. Draped bust of Hygeia to right holding serpent; BMC 7. SNG Levante_. SNG Paris_ a few light cleaning marks. Dark bluish-green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 2, May 11, 2018, lot 520

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about Extremely Fine $650.00
Alexandria, Hadrian, 117-138 A.D. Ex: Dattari

AE Drachm, 25.56g. 34mm. Dated year 18=133/134 A.D. Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. Triptolemos wearing elephant headdress driving biga of winged serpents to right; he holds grain for sowing in the fold of his chiton. Köln 1143. RPC 5920.10(this coin). Dattari-Savio, pl. 91, 1849(this coin). Brown patina. The details on the reverse including the grain and the elephant headdress are unusually clear.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Dattari collection, 1849.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $3,750.00
Sicily, Anonymous, AE Struck Quadrans

AE Struck Quadrans, 11.87g. 27mm. Sicilian mint; c.214-212 B.C. Anonymous; Corn series. Head of Hercules to right wearing boar’s skin; three pellets behind. Rev. ROMA. Bull charging to right; snake below; three pellets and corn ear above. CR 42/2. Sydenham p. 10 note. RBW 140. Dark brown patina; some light cleaning. Some weaknesses, probably from an over-strike as is typical for this type, but unusually complete and good metal.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNA (Classical Numismatic Auctions), Pennsylvania, Auction VIII, September 27, 1989, lot 290, with original ticket

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Very Fine $800.00

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