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(17 coins)

54519 Order
CelticBritain, Atrebates tribe, Verica, 10-40 A.D.
AV Stater, 5.33g. 17mm. VIRI. Vine leaf. Rev. C O F. Horseman with spear and shield to right. van Arsdell 520. Exceptional quality

Verica was the son of Commius, as noted on the reverse, and ruled the Atrebates tribe as a client King of Rome. His tribe was conquered by Caratacus and he was deposed c.40 A.D. This gave Claudius an excuse for invading Britain in 43 A.D. on the pretext of restoring Verica. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $10,000.00


54485 Order
Constantine II, 337-340 A.D. ex: Bastien, RRR
AV Solidus, 4.41g. 22mm. Aquileia, 337 A.D. CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate, roseatte-diademed, and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. GAVDIVM POPVLI ROMANI. Victory seated to right on a cuirass supporting a shield inscribed VOT XX MVLT XXX; Genius standing to left also supporting the shield; SMAQ in exergue. RIC 4. Depeyrot 1/1(this coin illustrated). Bastien, Numismatica 2, 1961, fig. 2(this coin illustrated). Cohen_. Extremely rare and possibly the second known example. Lustrous and nearly mint state.

Ex: Pierre Bastien collection, purchased from Jean Vinchon, Paris, in 1960(scan of Bastien's inventory card for this coin available).
This coin published: Depeyrot 1/1(this coin illustrated).
Bastien, Numismatica 2, 1961, fig. 2(this coin illustrated). See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $20,000.00


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


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


55456 Order
Mysia, Kyzikos, Valerian I, 253-260 A.D.
AE 25, 8.07g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. Athena standing to right wearing cuirass and holding spear and shield. SNG Paris 857(dies). SNG von Aulock_. SNG COP_. BMC_. SNG Leypold_. Imhoof-Blumer, KLM_ SNG Hunterian_. Grose_. Dark green and brown patina; very rare and with an unusual style Athena See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $750.00

55577 Order
Lydia, Apollonis
AE 18, 5.95g. c.200-150 B.C. Macedonian shield with five stars. Rev. Club and ethnic inscription. SNG Munchen 32. Green and brown patina.

Ex: Bankhaus Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 7, 1990, lot 206
Ex: H.H. Gutknecht collection, MM, Deutschland, Stuttgart, Auction 17, 2005, lot 898. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $675.00


51391 Order
Pisida, Antioch, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.
AE 32. 23.89g. 32 mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rv. Two victories inscribing shield SR on palm tree; two captives below. SNG BN 1236. Brown patina. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $800.00

54825 Order
L. Licinius Macer, 84 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.86g. 19mm. Diademed head of Vejovis to left hurling a thunderbolt. Rev. LICINIVS L F MACER in exergue. Minerva with spear and shield in quadriga to right. CR 354/1. Syd. 732. Lustrous with light toning.

Ex: Roberto Russo collection, NFA, Beverly Hills, Auction XXVII, December 4, 1991, lot 417. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,250.00


49911 Order
Octavian, 29-27 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.88g. 18mm. IMP. Helmeted head of Mars to right. Rv. CAESAR. Shield decorated with eight-rayed star at center in front of crossed spear and sword. BMC 644. RIC 274. Lovely old toning and an exceptionally well detailed reverse. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $2,500.00

52936 Order
Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.
AR Denarius, 3.78g. 20mm. Spanish mint, c.19 B.C. CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS. SPQR CL V on shield surrounded by oak wreath. RIC 79a. BMC 381. BN 1144. Virtually as struck with luster under iridescent toning.

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction April 26, 1954, lot 155.
Ex: UBS, Zurich, Auction 78, September 9*10, 2008, lot 1307. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $6,500.00


55665 Order
Nero, 54-68 A.D. As Caesar under Claudius
AR Denarius, 3.67g. 18mm. Struck as Caesar under Claudius, 50-54 A.D. Lugdunum mint. NERONI CLAVDIO DRVSO GERM COS DESIGN. Bare-headed and draped bust of the young Nero to right. Rev. EQVESTER ORDO PRINCIPI IVVENT on shield with spear behind. RIC 79. Von Kaenel, Type 53; small flan flaw at 7:00 reverse by edge. Scarce and with an unusually full legend. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $3,650.00

54182 Order
Carausius, 286-293 A.D.
AR Antonininaus, 4.54g. London mint. IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Cauarusius to right. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITA. Carausius in military garb standing to right holding spear and shield. RIC V, pt. 2, 153. Some light corrosion spots on obverse. Scarce with nearly full silvering and toned. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00

51641 Order
Magnentius, 350-353 A.D.
AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 3.50g. 20 mm. Trier, c.350 A.D. IMP CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. Rv. VIRTVS EXERCITI. Soldier standing to right holding spear and shield; TR in exergue. RIC 305. Bastien 160,18. Fine old collection toning and an exceptionally sharp strike.

Ex: NFA, West Hollywood, Auction XVIII, April 1, 1987, lot 579.
Ex: Tkalec and Rauch, Zurich, Auction, November 16-17, 1987,lot 502. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,500.00


54967 Order
Germany, Lüchow, Ulrich II, c.1188 A.D.
AR Brakteate, 0.73g. 21mm. Armored and helmeted bust of Ulrich holding sword shield and banner. Berger 1738. Toned and scarce

Ex: Heinz Thormann collection
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Very Fine $1,000.00

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