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Cornucopiae

(11 coins)
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.
AV Aureus, 7.40g. 20mm. Rome, 148-149 A.D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII. Bare head of Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII. Aequitas standing to left holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 177a. BMC 646. Calico 1498. Hess-Leu, Lucerne, Auction 49, 1971, lot 370(dies). Elegant portrait struck in high relief; the reverse is also of fine style and in high relief; lovely surfaces with full luster.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Phoibos collection, Munich, c.1960-1980. See more detailed image
Mint State $27,500.00

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Kings of Mauretaina, Juba II, 25 B.C. -23 A.D.

AR Drachm, 2.55g.  17mm.    Diademed head of Juba to right.  Rev. Crossed scepter and cornucopia; small crescent above.   Mazard 241.  Fine old collection toning.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Swiss Bank Corp, Zurich, Auction 28, 1991, lot 293.
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 376, 2003, lot 821.

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about Extremely Fine $1,200.00
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Phrygia, Laodikea ad Lycum. Philip II, 247-249
 AE 32.  17.73g.   Draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right.  Rev. Zeus of Laodikea with scepter and eagle facing Tyche with cornucopia and rudder.  SNG von Aulock 3865(dies)).   RPC on line 20767(this coin illustrated); a few light marks on cheek and edge.  Attractive tan patina and scarce.
 
Provenance/Pedigrees:
 Ex: Gorny and Mosch 215, Oct. 13, 2013, lot 338
Ex: Rauch, Auction 90, June 4, 2012, lot 744
 
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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,500.00
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Egypt, Ptolemy III, 246-222 B.C.

AE Drachm, 72.15g. 42.5mm. Alexandria mint. Diademed head of Zeus Ammon to right. Rev. Eagle standing to left on thunderbolt; cornucopia in field to left.  Svoronos 964.  SNG COP 171-2.  Reddish-brown patina with some areas of encrustation.

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Freeman and Sear, Los Angeles, Mail Bid Sale 15, June 27, 2008, lot 224.

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good Very Fine $1,750.00
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Octavian, 32-31 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.75g. 19mm.  Uncertain Italian mint, perhaps Rome. Diademed head of Pax to right; olive branch to right.  Rev. CAESAR DIVI F.  Octavian in military garb walking to right; he holds scepter and extends hand.  RIC 253. Sear, Imperators 253.  BMCRR Rome, 4329.   Elegant style head of Pax and an exceptionally well detailed figure of Octavian.  Lightly toned.  

The fine style of this issue foreshadows the Neo-Classical art style that the later Augustus would pursue.  

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: Andrew McCabe collection with his ticket
Ex: Astarte, Lugano, Auction XXII, May 15, 2010, lot 164.

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Extremely Fine $7,500.00
Plautilla, wife of Caracalla

AR Denarius, 4.17g.(sic). 19mm. Laodicea mint, c. 202 A.D. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE. Draped bust of Plautilla to right with hair arranged in plaits. Rev. CONCORDIAE. Concordia seated to left holding patera and double cornucopia. RIC 370. BMC 734. Lustrous with light toning and of extraordinary quality

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 106, 2018, lot 703

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Mint State $2,500.00
Theodosius I, 379-395 A.D.
AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 2.11g. Trier, c.379-383 A.D. 18mm. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius to right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGGG; TRPS in exergue. Constantinopolis seated on elaborate throne and facing; head to right with elaborate turreted crown; she hold scepter and cornucopia. RIC 55a. Wonderful iridescent toning and an exceptionally detailed reverse with a more elaborate throne and headdress on Constantinopolis than is normally seen. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.
AE Sestertius, 22.18g. 31mm. Rome, 151/152 A.D. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP. Laureate head of Pius to right. Rv. TR POT XV COS IIII ANNONA AVG S C. Annona seated to left holding corn ears in right hand over modius and cornucopia in left hand. RIC 891. Dark brown patina See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $800.00
Geta, 209-211 A.D. ex: Hess-Leu and Ratto

AE Sestertius, 29.02g. 32mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II PP S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder on globe with right hand and cornucopia in left hand. BMC 427, 40. RIC 168a. Superb style portrait on a full heavy flan and attractive brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Erich von Schulthess-Rechberg (ESR) collection, Hess-Leu, Lucern, Auction 17, March 23, 1961, lot 273.
Ex: Ratto, Auction January 19, 1956, lot 218.

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about Extremely Fine $8,500.00
Geta, 209-211 A.D.

AE As, 10.21g. 25mm. Rome, 211 A.D. P SEPTIMIUS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate and draped bust of Geta to right. Rev. FORT RED TR P III COS II S C. Fortuna seated to left holding rudder and globe with her right and and cornucopia in her left hand.; wheel beneath throne. RIC IV, 175b. BMC 276. Dark green patina

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: EJ Waddell, List 71, July 1997, lot 131.

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Extremely Fine $750.00
Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 16.26g. 28mm. Struck in 246 A.D. IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. ANNONA AVG S C. Annona standing to left holding corn grains and cornucopia; moidus at her feet; hairline flan crack at 6:30 obv. RIC 168. Green patina with some light encrustation and virtually as struck

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Extremely Fine/Very Fine $950.00

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