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Julian II, 360-363 A.D.

AV Solidus, 4.41g. 22mm. Constantinople, struck c. 361-363 A.D.  FL IVLIANVS P F AVG.  Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Julian to right; small die break in hair.   Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVS ROMANORVM; CONS SP and two branches in exergue.  Soldier advancing to right dragging captive whose hands are tied and holding trophy over his shoulder. RIC VIII, 157. Depeyrot 8/1.  Hunter 43.  Lovely reddish toning with underlying luster.  Fine style portrait; exceptional detail on the Roman soldier's armor and the captive. 

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 31, October 26, 2005, lot 161.

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Extremely Fine $19,000.00
Uncertain Germanic Tribes
AV Solidus, 4.44g. 21mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Theodosius II( 402-450 A.D.) of Constantinople mint. DH THEOO S(retrograde) IV S(retrograde) P F AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Theodosius wearing cuirass and plumed helmet; he carries shield emblazoned with horseman device and spear over shoulder. Rv. IIP XXXXII COS XVII PP; CONOB in ex. Constantinopolis seated to left holding globus cruciger in right hand and scepter in left hand; shield to right and star in field to left. Cf. CNG 72: 2006, 2266. Cf. Hunter V, 483,18 ("rough work"). An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction: XIII, November 17, 1983, lot 1075. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $3,500.00

Uncertain Germanic Tribe

AV Solidus, 4.46g. 18.5 mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Leo I (457-474 A.D.) Imitation of a Leo I solidus of Constantinople with barbaric style and degraded legends. OY LEO OE OOITAY(sic). Facing bust wearing cuirass, diadem, and plumed helmet; he carries spear and shield. Rev. VITORIA AYCCC(sic). Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right. CONOB in exergue. RIC_. Faegerlie_. BMC_. Lacam_. Collection N.K_ Cf. MEC I, 335 for a possibly related issue in the name of Zeno. Small scratch on reverse by Victory's waist; lustrous and nearly as struck. An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain.

 

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Extremely Fine $5,000.00
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Sicily, Syracuse

AR Hemidrachm, 1.94g. 15mm.  Period of Timoleon, 344-317 B.C. 
Three-quarter head of Athena facing wearing a crested helmet.  Rev. Horseman riding to right; star and grain ear in field to left.  SNG ANS 522.  SNG Lloyd 1450. Toned.

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Auction 74, 1998, lot 109.

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Very Fine $1,500.00
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Thraco-Madedonian Tribes, The Derrones

AR Tetrobol, 1.82g.  16mm.  c.480 B.C.  Bull standing to right with head reverted; floral ornament above.   Rev. Corinthian helmet to left.   Svoronos, plate II, 15.  SNG ANS 932. A few light scratches in reverse fields.   Toned and scarce.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 182, March 14, 2011, lot 159.

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good Very Fine/good Fine $2,000.00
Italy, Etruria, ex: Tronnier

AE 5 Units, 2.44g. 15mm. Central Etruria, late 4th-3rd century B.C. Male head to right wearing a Phrygian helmet. Rev. Incuse six-pointed star; die break on reverse. Vecchi 14.7(this example). HN, Italy 88. Very rare with only seven examples recorded by Vecchi.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Prof. Hagen collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 94, September 27, 2004, lot 40.
Ex: Tronnier collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 216, October 8, 2012, lot 43
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Very Fine $3,500.00
Mysia, Pergamum
AE 16, 2.97g. Time of Trajan, 98-117 A.D. Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rv. Nude youth standing holding uncertain object in left hand and raising right hand. SNG COP 448. Light brown and red patina with some light corrosion. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/Very Fine $175.00
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Faustina II, 147-175 A.D.

AE 23, 7.58g. Draped bust of Faustina to right. Rev. Helmeted head of Hector to right. Bellinger T 160. RPC IV on-line 96(3 examples). Some corrosion. Rare

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu, Zurich, Web Auction 4, June 24, 2018, lot 491

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Very Fine $775.00
Cilicia, Anemurium, Diadumenian, 218 A.D.

AE 19, 3.31g. Dated year 2 of Macrinus=218 A.D. Bare head of Diadumenian to right. Rev. Helmeted bust of Athena to right. SNG Levante Supplement 116(dies). SNG Paris_. Ziegler_. Dark green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Aufhäuser, Munich, Aution 7, October 9, 1990, lot 557.
Ex: P. Vogl collection, Munich

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Very Fine $600.00
Galatia, Ancyra, Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.

AE 29, 15.45g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. Helmeted Athena standing to right holding scepter and nike. SNG Paris 2493 var(bust type). SNG von Aulock 6168 var(bust type). BMC_. Hairline flan crack at 8:00 obv. Dark green and brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Leu Numismatik, Zurich, Web Auction 7, February 23, 2019, lot 880

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good Very Fine $1,350.00
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Constantine I, the Great, 307-337 A.D.

AE Follis, 6.32g. 26mm. Trier, 307-308 A.D. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.  Laurate and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right.  Rev. MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI S-A; PTR in exergue.  Helmeted Mars holding spear and shield and standing to right.  RIC VI, 772a. Brown patina with toned silvering and nearly as struck. 



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Extremely Fine $850.00
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome, ex: Subjack

AE 40 Nummi, Heavy Series, 14.60g. 28mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. Romulus and Remus suckling she-wolf; XL above; IIII and two pellets in exergue. Metlich 82a(this coin illustrated) MEC 1, 93-94. MIB I, 70. BMC, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Lombards, p. 104,26-7. Dark brown patina. A choice example on a full flan of this normally heavily worn and crudely produced type; one of the finest known examples.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Sotheby's, London, Auction, March 30, 1995, lot 1319.
Ex: William Subjack collection, Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 16, October 9, 1999, lot 575.

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Very Fine/good Very Fine $8,000.00
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome

AE 20 Nummi, 4.40g. 20mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus christogram and two stars above; XX in exergue. Metlich 84b. MIB I, 71c. Kraus 29. Dark brown patina; a little old cleaning on obv.

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.00
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome
AE 40 Nummi, Light Series, 10.05g. 23mm. c.493-553 A.D. IM(sic)VICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. Eagle standing to left; XL in field to left; MEC I, 101var. BMC, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Lombards, p. 102,9. Metlich_. Some light roughness and two areas of old corrosion on the reverse. Green patina See more detailed image
Very Fine $600.00
Ostgrogoths, Athalaric, 526-534 A.D. ex: Subjack

AE Decanummium, 3.72g. 17mm. Rome mint. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. DN ATHALRICVS REX within wreath. MEC I, 133. Mettlich 86. MIB I, 78. Exceptional quality and wonderful apple-green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: William Subjack collection, Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 16, October 9, 1999, lot 592.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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