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1143 Ancient Greece (20) Quarter Obol Teos-Ionia Tetartemorion, c.500BC, Head of Griffin right/Quadripart incuse square, About Fine. Mysia - Parion Diobol c.480BC Gorgon's Head/Incuse square containing cruciform square, pellet in centre, 1.64 grammes, About Fine/Fine. Thrace - Chersonesos Hemidrachm 386-338BC McCLean 4091 Forepart of Lion right. head reverted/Quardipart incuse square with AG over dot in one section, bucranium in another NVF with good metal. Mysia - Parion Hemidrachm c.400-300BC Head of Gorgon facing/PA-RI above and below Bull standing left, with head turned right, bucranium below, BMC 19 Fine. Mysia - Parion Hemidrachm Head of Gorgon facing with tongue protruding, surrounded by serpents/Bull standing left, struck off-centre with much of the bull off-flan 2.36 grammes, About Fine. Gaul - Massalia Obol 4th Century BC Youthful head of Apollo left/Wheel of four spokes M in one angle, largely off-centre, 0.5 grammes, Depeyrot 64 Fine. Thrace - Thasos Obol 450-425BC Satyr keeling left holding kantharos/Amphora, 0.95 grammes, BMC 53 Good Fine with edge crack. Caria - Kos Hemiobol, 0.65 grammes, Crab/square with dot in one angle, Fine. Lesbos Hemiobol c.525-475BC Head of Attis right wearing Phyrgian cap/incuse square Fine. Lesbos-Mytilene 1/36 stater, billon, Two Eyes/Incuse square 0.82 grammes Fine or slightly better with some edge cracks. Ionia, uncertain mint 8-Rayed star/Incuse square, c.5th Century BC, 0.72 grammes, 8mm diameter, Fine or slightly better. Sicily - Akragas Pentonkion c.460-446BC Eagle standing right/5 dots denoting mark of value 9mm diameter, 0.96 grammes. Apollonia Pontica, Thrace Silver Drachm c.420-+300BC, Gorgon facing with open mouth, tongue protruding/Upright anchor with crayfish in right field, 2.75 grammes Fine with some encrustation. Ionia - Miletos Silver 1/12th Stater, 6th Century BC9mm diameter, 0.95 grammes Lion's Head left/Star ornament within an incuse square, Sear 3533, Fine. Thraco-Macedonian Tribes Silver Hemiobol Spearhead/Quadripartite incuse square with dot in each angle, 8mm diameter, 0.69 grammes, Fine or better. Maroneia - Thrace Triobol 398-385BC Forepart of Horse left/Grapevine within dotted square, letters indistinct, 2.2 grammes VG, Ionia - Kolophon Tetartemorion c.450BC, 0.22 grammes, 7mm diameter, Head right/incuse square with dot in one angle VG with some encrustation. Kingdom of Macedonia, Demetrios Poliorketes Ae11 c.290-287BC, Helmeted Head Right/Prow right with BA above AIX below Fine with some surface dirt. Egypt - Ptolemy I, as Satrap, Silver Hemidrachm, Head right in elephant skin headdress/Athena Alkidemos walking right brandishing spear and shield, 1.21 grammes, 10mm diameter, Fine. Bruttium Hemidrachm Lion facing/TAMБ in cross within circle, 9.5mm diameter, 1.31 grammes, Fine £200 - £600
1144 Ancients (2) Roman As Augustus 27BC Obverse: Bust left CAESAR AUGUSTUS PONT MAX TRIBUNIO POT, Reverse: SC in centre P LVRIVS . AGRIPPA [---], RIC 428, Sear 1686 Near Fine with some surface deposits. Celtic bronze As Castulo, Iberia, Spain, 2nd Century BC, 26mm diameter, Obverse: Diademed Head right, Reverse: Sphinx with legend in exergue off-flan, weight 13.79 grammes Near Fine with flan crack/missing flan at 5 o'clock £30 - £60
1145 Celtic Gold Stater Atrebates and Regni - Tincomarus/Tincommius, (1st Century BC to 1st Century AD) Obverse: COM.F on a sunken tablet Reverse: Horseman with javelin to right, S.76 Van Arsdell 385, 5.23 grammes, Good Fine with some stress cracks to the edge, comes with old ticket £500 - £750
1146 Celtic Units (4) Cunobelin (2) Horse/Griffin S.328, Helmeted Bust right, Reverse: Bull butting, TASC below S.340, the others worn and unattributed, Poor to VG £10 - £20
1147 Roman (6) Antoninianus Tetricus II Reverse: Sacrificial implements, Cunetion 2590, RIC 255var, portrait VF on an irregular flan with ragged edge. Claudius (41-54AD) As, Reverse: Minerva standing right brandishing spear RIC 100 VG. Denarius C.Postumius (73BC) Rome Mint, Obverse: Bust of Diana right, hair tied into a knot bow and quiver over shoulder, Reverse hunting dog running right Exergue C.POSTVMI TA, spear below NVF with some contact marks, along with a further three unattributed these low grade or damaged £50 - £75
1148 Roman (6) Siliqua Valens (364-378AD) , Trier Mint Obverse: Bust right, diademed, draped and cuirassed, Reverse : Roma seated left holding Victory and Spear RIC 27e NVF. Denarius Trajan (98-117AD) Obverse: Laureate head right, left shoulder draped IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and leaning on column, Rome Mint 103-111 AD Fine with thin scratches. Denarius Trajan (98-117AD) Obverse: Bust right, laureate IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V P P, Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia RIC 174 Good Fine. Denarius Septimius Severus Obverse: Bust right, laureate SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Reverse: Septimius Severus on horseback left holding Victory and spear RIC 213A, (struck c.207AD) Fine/Good Fine. Denarius Vespasian (72-73AD) Obverse: Laureate Head right IMP CAES VESP AVG AVG P M CO[S IIII], Reverse: AVGVR TRI POT, sacrificial implements simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus RIC 356 VG/NF. Denarius Geta Obverse Draped bust right, much of the legend off the flan, Reverse: priestly implements SEVERI AVG [--] issued (198-199AD) VG £50 - £75
1149 Roman Antoninianus (21) Valerian (14), Gallienus (5) and Claudius (1) in mixed grades Near Fine to Near VF £200 - £300
1150 Roman Antoninianus (30) most are Gallienus and Valerian types Near Fine to Near VF, and a Claudius II Antoninianus VF £300 - £400
1151 Roman Ar Denarius (3) Geta (200-202AD) Obverse: Draped bust right P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Reverse: Geta in Military dress, standing left with baton and sceptre, trophy behind, PRINC IVVENTVTIS, RSC 157, RIC 18, 3.08 grammes, NVF. Geta, Rome, 202AD Obverse Draped bust right, GETA CAES PONTIF, Reverse: Minerva helmeted, standing left, holding hand on shield and spear, 3.68 grammes, RSC 79, RIC 25 Good Fine with small edge cracks. Geta (200-202AD) as Caesar Obverse Draped Bust right, P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Reverse Nobilitas standing right holding sceptre and palladium, NOBILITAS 2.85 grammes, RIC13a GVF/VF with some edge cracks £120 - £150
1152 Roman Denarii (12) Commodus to Septimius Severus Fair to Fine £50 - £100
1153 Roman Denarii (18) and a Roman Ae3 1st and 2nd Century, a good mix of types VG to Fine £125 - £175
1154 Roman Denarius (3) Commodus 186-187AD Rev. Pietas standing left RIC 146 Good Fine/Fine, Geta 200-202AD Rev. Geta standing left with baton and sceptre, trophy behind RIC 18 NVF with some edge cracks, Severus Alexander 228-231AD Rev.Victory running right, RIC 215 some surface cracks, Good Fine/Fine £20 - £40
1155 Roman Denarius Galba (68-69AD) Sear 2109, RIC 167, RSC 287 Obverse: Bare head right IMP SER GALBA AVG, Reverse: SPQR OB CS legend in three lines within oak wreath, 3.26 grammes, Good Fine/NVF £250 - £300
1156 Roman Denarius Julius Caesar (47-46BC) mint in Africa, Obverse: Diademed head of Venus right, Reverse: Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium, CAESAR, 3.35 grammes, Sear 1402, RSC 12 Fine, comes with old ticket £250 - £300
1157 Roman Denarius Nero (60-61AD) Obverse: Bare Head right NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, Reverse: Virtus standing left, foot on pile of arms, holding parazonium and spear PONTIF MAX TR P VII COS IIII P P, EX SC in fields RIC 26, RSC 220, 3.48 grammes, Fine/Good Fine £290 - £350
1158 Roman Denarius Octavian (36BC) Obverse: Bare Head right IMP CAESAR DIVI [F III] VIR [IT] ER R P C, Reverse: Priestly implements simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus Sear 1544, RSC 91, 3.71 grammes, About Fine with some weakness in the legends £200 - £250
1159 Roman Legionary Denarius Marc Antony (c.32-31BC) Obverse: Praetorian Galley right ANT AVG III VIR R P C , Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards LEG XIV, RSC 44, Fine with two edge nicks and a banker's mark £125 - £150
1160 Roman Legionary Denarius Marc Antony (c.32-31BC) Obverse: Praetorian Galley right ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards LEG XIII , RSC 42, About VF with some surface marks and a banker's mark £190 - £230
1161 Roman Legionary Denarius Marc Antony (c.32-31BC) Praetorian Galley right ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Reverse: Legionary eagle between two standards LEG III , RSC 28.6, Fine with some surface marks £150 - £200
1162 Roman Siliqua Eugenius (392-394AD) Treveri Mint, Obverse: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, Reverse: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe in right hand and reversed spear in left hand. Mintmark TRPS. RIC IX 106d, RSC 14a, Sear 20688, 1.52 grammes, Near VF/Good Fine with a flan chip at 9 o'clock £500 - £600
1163 Roman Siliqua Gratian (367-383AD) Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Reverse: Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory and inverted spear. VRBS ROMA Mintmark TRPS. RIC Trier RIC IX 46b. Pleasing VF with grey tone £85 - £125 London Coins : Roman Siliqua Gratian (367-383AD) Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG Reverse: Roma seated left  on throne, holding Victory and inverted spear. VRBS ROMA Mintmark TRPS. RIC Trier RIC IX 46b. Pleasing VF with grey tone Click to Enlarge
1164 Sassanian Hemidrachms (10) VF to NEF £120 - £180
1165 Sassanian Hemidrachms (15) VF to NEF £140 - £200
1166 Sassanian Hemidrachms (15) VF to NEF £140 - £200
1167 Stater Gallo-Belgic c.150-c.50BC Obverse: Laureate Head left, Reverse: horse left S.2 VG Rare £200 - £300

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