Billonstater. Durotriges. C,45-40 BC. Obv; Abstract head of Apollo right. Rev; Disjointed horse left; above, pellets; behind, pellet in ring. Van Arsdell 1246-1. Heavy green patina due to copper in silver. 5.47g. VF
Copper As Augustus, Rome 7BC, moneyer M.Salvius Otho : others (4) of Agrippa Rev Neptune, Nerva Rev Fortuna and Hadrian (2), Revs Fortuna and Eagle between stds; with Dupondii (3) of Claudius Rev Ceres and Vespasian (2) Revs Fortuna and Roma (RCV 1685,1812,1855,2348,2351v,3062v,3686,3689). First a Bold GF, rest Fair to About Fine (8)
A small group of mostly detector finds but include an Ar obol of Sikyon and a copy of a Justinian follis. The detector finds consist of small bronze and copper tokens but there is a lead Papal Bulla of Alexander IIII which is slightly bent but of good detail.
A collection of Phoenicia (199) in silver (42) and copper (157) housed in a cabinet, The collector remarks: 'The Autonomous Coinage of Phoenicia, although firmly within the Greek series, is remarkable for its maritime imagery and unique script, including several early dated series. The strategic location of Phoenicia (modern Lebanon) led to repeated incursions by Alexander and his successors, the Ptolemies and Seleukids, and ultimately by the Romans ; a turbulent history reflected in a further wealth of coin types'. Lot includes Tetradrachms (16) Aradus (2), of Alexander and obv. Tyche, Berytus (Caracalla), Ake-Ptolemais (3), of Ptolemy II , Antiochus VIII, and Caracalla, Sidon (3) Ptolemy II, Alexander I, and obv. Tyche, Tyre (7) Ptolemy II, Melquarth, Trajan (3), Caracalla, Geta; Dishekels (4) Byblos, Sidon, Tyre (2); a Stater of Aradus and Didrachms of Tyre (2), with other silver (20) including two very rare fractions of Gebaal (Byblos) Lion/Lotus type. The copper represents the mints of Aradus, Berytus, Ake, Byblos, Carne, Marathus, Orthosia, Tripolis, 'uncertain mint', Sidon, Tyre, comprising a solid range of autonomous and Roman issues including rarities such as Galba (Berytus), Diadumenian, Rev. Temple of Diana, and Aquileia Severa, both of Tyre. Lot includes Books (3), in mixed grades many in VF a few better, the bronzes in particular worthy of further study and further detailed research
Greek a collection (65) in a small Abafil case including Tetradrachms of Athens, Egypt and Syria, Staters of Italy (4) and Aradus, a Siglos of Lydia, an archaic Drachm of Thasos with other Drachms and silver minors (13); Copper (10); also Parthian (3), Sassanian (5) Silver Drachms, Indo-Greek and Roman Colonial including Tetradrachm of Nero with Tiberius, these all attributed, along with a group of 11 copies. In mixed grades, many VF
Iranian Dynasties silver denominations, Ilkhans (3, 2 mounted) Muzaffarids (1), Safavids (5) including Tabriz 1129H ex-mount (MWIs 2079) and other Islamic silver and copper (10), Indian Temple Token (1) French India, Pondichery, silver fanon, date off flan (KM#67) generally Fine to VF (21 coins in lot)
Agrippa issued under Caligula (AD37-41) copper As. Head of Agrippa left wearing rostral crown. R. Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident. Sear 1812. Good fine/very fine, but with scratches in the field.
Trajan (AD98-117), (3), brassSestertius. R. Trajan seated left on high platform. King Parthamaspates beside and Parthia kneeling before. Sear 3191. Copper As. R. Roma standing another with Justitia seated. All fair to fine.
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