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Lesbos, Mytilene

EL Hekte, 2.53 g. 10.5mm. c. 439 B.C. Female head (Persephone ?) to right with hair in rolls behind neck. Rv. Head and neck of a roaring lion to right. Bodenstedt 49a and plate 20,5 = Traite II. 2169 and pl. 160,3 (same obverse die, but this coin before the heavy die rust and breaks on the Paris example). Boston _. SNG von Aulock 7724. Wonderful Classical style and a rare type.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Roma. London, Auction 10, 2015, lot 445

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $8,500.00
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Thessaly, Herakleia Trachinia, ex: Weber

AR Obol, 0.95g.  10mm.  c.370 B.C. Lion's head to right. Rev. Club; ivy leaf below.  BMC 1. Traite IV, 447.  Rare and the best quality example from the BCD collection. 

Herakleia was founded by Sparta in 426 and passed in and out of Spartan control until it was ceded by Jason of Pherai to the Oitaians during a conflict. The nearby town of Trachis was re-named Herakleia and probably absorbed by Herakleia around the time of the foundation of that city by the Spartans.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Sir Hermann Weber collection, # 2812 and noted as  purchased from Jean P,  Lambros in 1887.
Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 1, 1989, lot 152.
Ex: BCD Collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011, lot 1060.

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about Extremely Fine $2,500.00
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Black Sea, Pantikapaion

AR Hemidrachm, 2.62g. 14mm. c.370-355 B.C.  Bearded head of Pan facing slightly to left wearing ivy wreath.  Rev. Lion attacking stag to right with the the lion biting the stag's head.  SNG BM Black Sea 860. SNG Stancomb 536. MacDonald 42.  Cf. Gorny & Mosch, Munich, Auktion 133, 2004, Los 96 (same obv. die). Very rare, excellent style, and among the finest known examples.  Toned.

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good Very Fine $20,000.00
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Black Sea, Pantikapaion

AR Hemidrachm, 2.61g. 15mm.  c. 370-355 B.C. Head of Pan facing slightly to the left wearing ivy wreath.  Rev. Facing lions scalp.  SNG BM Black Sea 865. SNG Stancomb 551. MacDonald 44.  Rare and unusually well struck and centered for this issue.

 

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good Very Fine/Extremely Fine $6,750.00
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Black Sea, Pantikapaion

AR Diobol, 1.35g.  14mm. c.400-375 B.C.  Lion head facing.  Rev. Abbreviated ethnic within qudripartite incuse square.  SNG BM Black Sea 844. SNG Stancomb 524. MacDonald 21/1.  Toned.

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good Very Fine $475.00
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Ionian Island, Samos

AR Diobol, 1.12g. 10mm.  c.398-365 B.C. Facing lion's scalp.   Rev.  Prow of ship (Samaina) to right.   Barron, pl. XXII, 1. Weber 6307.    The Samaina is a bireme ship designed and employed by Samos that is distinguished by an upturned ram in the shape of a boar's head, abbreviated here.   

Rare with lovely toning and among the best known examples.  

 

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 196, 2011, lot 1717.

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Extremely Fine $2,750.00
Lydia, Sardes, Kroisos, c.564-539 B.C.

AR Stater, 10.60g. 20x15mm. Foreparts of a lion and a bull confronting. Rev. Two incuse punches. SNG von Aulock 2873. Rosen 662. Lightly toned and well struck

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: NAC, Zürich, Auction 114, May 6, 2019, lot 1208

 

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Very Fine $5,500.00
Lydia, Sardes, Kroisos, c.564-539 B.C.

AR Half Stater, 5.00g. 14x13mm. Foreparts of a lion and a bull confronting. Rev. Incuse punch. SNG von Aulock 2877. Toned; some light porosity.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: NAC, Zürich, Auction 114, May 6, 2019, lot 1210

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about Extremely Fine $1,600.00
Northwest Gaul, Suessiones

AE 27, 2.27g. c.60-25 B.C.  Head of Janus; volutes below; annulets to left and right. Rev. Lion standing to left; annulets above and below.  DT 563. De La Tour 8106. Fine green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: T, Voltz collection, Auctiones, Basel, Auction 25, June 19, 1995, lot 1400.

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Very Fine $435.00
Kings of Bosporus, Polemon I, Eusebes c.38-37 B.C.

AE 18, 4.65g. Lion leaping to right; star above. Rev. Monogram. MacDonald 230. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, Auction 299, March 27, 2013, lot 82.

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Very Fine $350.00
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Cilicia, Anemurium, Maximinus I, 235-238 A.D.

AE 32, 16.23g. Dated year 1= 235/6 A.D. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximinus to right.  Rev. Lion leaping to right with head reverted; star and crescent in field to left.  RPC online, VI, 7011, this coin illustrated.  SNG France 711(dies). BMC 6(reverse only illustrated; same dies).  SNG Levante_.  Ziegler 74.  Attractive brown patina; spectacular qualtiy and among the finest known.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Triton XIII, January 5, 2010, lot 330.

 

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Extremely Fine $3,200.00
Divus Maximianus under Constantine I, 317-318 A.D.
AE 1/4 Follis, 2.26g. 15mm. DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP. Rome mint. Laureate, and veiled head of Maximianus to right. Rev. MEMORIAE AETERNAE; R T in exergue. Lion walking to right; club above. RIC 120. Scarce and unusually nice for the type; glossy brown patina. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $400.00

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