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Helmet

(23 coins)

53531 Order
Marcian, 450-457 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.47g. 21mm. Constantinople. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted bust of Marcian facing with head slightly to right; he wears cuirass and carries spear and shield with a horseman device. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long, jeweled cross; star in field to right. RIC 107. Depeyrot 87/1.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 203, 2012, lot 495. See more detailed image
Mint State $2,500.00


51303 Order
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

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


55593 Order
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


52773 Order
Anastasius, 491-518 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.48g. 20mm. Constantinople, officina B. c.498-518 A.D. DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Anastasius wearing cuirass, shield with horseman device, and plumed helmet; he holds spear over shoulder. Rv. VICTORIA AVGGGB; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long staff with reversed chrisma device; star in field to left; die breaks in exergue on reverse. DO 7b. Sear 5. Lustrous and exceptionally well struck. See more detailed image
Mint State $1,250.00

55625 Order
Justin I, 518-527 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.49g. 20.5mm. Constantinople mint. Bust of Justin turned slightly to the right wearing cuirass and helmet; she holds spear and shield. Rev. Victory standing to left holding reversed staurogram; star in field to left. DOC 1h. Sear 55. some light scratches in reverse field; lustrous See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $750.00

55500 Order
Italy, Calabria, Tarentum
AR Stater, 6.43g. 19mm. c.272-240 B.C. Warrior riding to left wearing crested helmet and holding ornate shield. Rev. Taras astride dolphin to left holding hippocamp and ornate trident. Vlasto 928(obverse die). SNG ANS 1238(obverse die). Superb detail on the muscular torsos on both dies and with iridescent toning.

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 29, May 11, 2005, lot 26
Ex: Matthew Curtis collection See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,500.00


54556 Order
Baktria, Eukratides I, 170-155 B.C. pedigreed
AR Drachm, 4.23g. 22mm. Baktra mint. Draped bust of Eukratides to right wearing crested helmet decorated with a bull's horn and ear. Rev. The Dioskouri riding to right. BN, Baktria Series 7,i. Mitchiner, Indo-Greek 178c. High relief portrait of exceptional quality and struck on a large flan with full beaded border; lovely old cabinet toning.

Ex: Münz Zentrum, Köln, List 38, December, 1987, lot 1301(4,000 DM). See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,500.00


53769 Order
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.

Ex: Prof. Hagen collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 94, 2004, lot 40. Ex: Tronnier collection, Kunker, Osnabruck, Auction 216, 2012, lot 43 See more detailed image
Very Fine $3,500.00


29807 Order
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

54311 Order
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 See more detailed image
Very Fine $775.00

55113 Order
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.

Ex: Aufhäuser, Munich, Aution 7, October 9, 1990, lot 557.
Ex: P. Vogl collection, Munich See more detailed image
Very Fine $600.00


54980 Order
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. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $1,350.00

52761 Order
Annonymous, AR Quinarius, Luceria mint
AR Quinarius, 2.06g. 16mm. Luceria mint. c.214-212 B.C. Head of Roma to right wearing a Phrygian helmet; V behind and L below bust. Rev. ROMA. The Dioscuri galloping to right. CR 98 A/3. Syd. 176a. RBW 433.

Ex: E. E. Clain-Stefanelli collection See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,100.00


54197 Order
Anonymous,
AR Denarius, 4.34g. 20mm. c.194-190 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. ROMA on tablet in exergue. The Dioscuri riding to right; large crescent between their heads. CR 137/1. Syd. 352. RBW 610. Lovely old collection toning.

Ex: NAC Zurich, Auction L, 2001, lot 1441. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,350.00


50773 Order
L. Rutilius Flaccus, c.77 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.85g. 19mm. FLAC. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rv. Victory holding wreath and galloping to right in biga. CR 387/1. Syd. 780. Lovely style and old toning on a large flan. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $750.00

53586 Order
M. Plaetorius Cestianus, c.57 B.C.
AR Denarius, 4.07g. 18mm. CESTIANVS S C. Helmeted female bust to right with attributes of Minerva, Isis, Victory, and Diana; cornucopia in front. Rev. M PLAETORIVS M F AED CVR. Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt. Lustrous and toned

Ex: Stoecklin collection, Switzerland, purchased from Münzen und Medaillen, Basel before 1975; with old collector ticket. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,000.00


55131 Order
Rome, Anonymous, Struck Uncia
AE Uncia, 14.53g. 25mm. Anonymous, Semilibral struck bronze. c.217-215 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma to left; pellet behind. Rev. ROMA. Prow of ship to right; pellet below. CR 38/6. Syd. 86. RBW 98-99. Lovely green patina.

Ex: EJW inventory # 12321, 1991 with original ticket See more detailed image
good Very Fine/Very Fine $500.00


54734 Order
Rome, Anonymous, AE Struck Quartuncia
AE Quartuncia, 3.34g. 16mm. Semi-libral struck bronze. c.217-215 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. ROMA. Prow of ship to right. CR 38/8. Syd. 88. RBW 103. Dark green and brown patina.
Very Fine/good Very Fine $300.00

54736 Order
Rome, Anonymous, AE Struck Uncia, Sicily
AE Uncia., 7.55g. 20mm. Sicilian mint, c.214-212 B.C. Helmeted head of Roma to right; pellet behind. Rev. ROMA. Prow of ship to right; CR 42/4. RBW 144.

Ex: CNA, Auction VIII, Sept. 27, 1989, lot 291 with ticket. See more detailed image
Very Fine $200.00


52781 Order
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.

Ex: Sotheby's, London, Auction, March 30, 1995, lot 1319.
Ex: William Subjack collection, Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 16, 1999, lot 575. See more detailed image
Very Fine/good Very Fine $8,000.00


52927 Order
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. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.00

52782 Order
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

52786 Order
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.

Ex: William Subjack collection, Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 16, 1999, lot 592. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,750.00

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