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KINGS of MACEDON.
Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC.
AR Tetradrachm (27.5mm, 17.09 g, 1h).
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon.
Tyre mint. Dated RY 37 of king Azemilkos (313/2 BC).
Obs. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin
Rev. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, -|O (Phoenician ‘K = ‘Ozmilk [king of Tyre]) and |||||-= above | (date, two lines, in Phoenician).
Reference: Price 3293 (Ake); Newell, Dated 42 (obv. die XXXVII); DCA 737.
NGC Certification Number: 4281633-001
NGC Grade: AU 5×4
Comments On This Specimen: Needle Sharp, toned, high relief.
From The Collection of Arthur Czyzewski.
Thracian, Kingdom Types of Alexander III
Circa 305-281 B.C.
AR Drachm (16mm, 4.23g.)
Obs. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter, Pegasus forepart above lion forepart in left field, torch below throne.
Reference: Thompson 35. Price L11. Rare!
Comments On This Specimen: EF, deep iridescent tone. Stunning eye appeal and a very bold, centered strike. Highly desirable example, seldom seen so nice.
Ptolemaic, Ptolemy XII; 80-58 and 55-51 BC. Second Reign, Year 28=54/3 BC, Tetradrachm, 9.02g. SNG Cop-395, Svoronos-1837. Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I r. Rx: [ΠTO]ΛEMAIOY – BAΣIΛEΩΣ Eagle standing l. on thunderbolt, palm branch over shoulder, date LKH and headdress of Isis before, ΠA behind.Slightly porous obverse. EF
one of a kind masterpiece siliqua with NGC AU STAR! 5/5 5/5!
An amazing, large flan tetradrachm. Basically in MS condition, as struck. One of a kind Greek masterpiece coin. Small die-crack in lower field, but only adds unique aged- appearance and authenticity. Beautiful
One of the first coins ever minted in the world! Bull and Ram. Elect Hecte coin from Lesbos Mytilene. SCARCE. Ch XF! 2.5g
Incredible example of Apsendos AR Stater, nearly uncirculated luster and toning.
PTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT. Kleopatra III & Ptolemy X Alexander I. 107-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.90 g, 12h). Alexandreia mint. Dually dated RY 12 of Kleopatra and RY 9 of Ptolemy (106/5 BC). Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis / Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, LIB (Kleopatra’s RY date) above Θ (Ptolemy’s RY date); ΠΑ to right. Svoronos 1728; SNG Copenhagen 359; DCA 61. Toned, G/VG.
Thrace, Lysimachus, 297-282 BC, Tetradrachm, 16.76g. Thompson-112, SNG Delepierre-845 (same obverse die, but torch in outer l. field). Obv: Portrait head of Alexander the Great with Ammon horns r. Rx: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Λ ΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Αthena enthroned to l., her l. arm resting on round shield (with lion head in center), holding Nike on outstretched r. hand, Nike crowning the king’s name. In inner l. field, torch. In exergue, meander ornament.
Attica, Athens, c. 440 BC, Tetradrachm, 17.19g. Obv: Head of Athena r.; three small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet; beaded necklace. Rx: Owl leaning r.; olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon behind; ethnic in r. field.
Nero, 54-68 AD, Rome, 66-68 AD, As, 9.72g. BM-230, Paris-423, C (1st. Ed.)-188, RIC-347. Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM Head laureate r. Rx: PACE [P] R VBIQ PARTA ISNVM CL[V]SIT S – C Temple of Janus with closed doors on r. Scarce with praenomen IMP because this reverse type commemorating peace throughout the empire was doubtless discontinued when the Jewish revolt broke out late in 66 AD.
Gallienus, 253-268 AD. Caria, Antiochia ad Maeandrum, AE 30, 13.33g. Possibly unpublished: not in Mionnet, BMC, SNG Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, SNG Leypold, Lindgren, four reprinted works on Greek Coins by Imhoof-Blumer, Price-Trell, CoinArchives, Wildwinds, or Berk photofile. Obv: [AV] K [PO G]AL – [LIHNO] around (HN ligate), C in second line below chin, Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed r. Rx: AN – TI – OX -E W[N]. Four columned temple with arched lintel, within which Tyche standing l., kalathos on Head, holding rudder and cornucopia. The same obverse die was also used with the reverse Hephaistos forging helmet: SNG Copenhagen-66.
Domitian. 81-96 AD, circ. 82 AD, possibly Rome Mint for circulation in Asia. Cistophoric Tetradrachm/3 Denarii, 10.61g. RPC-864, RIC-222. Obv: Laureate Head of Domitian. Rx: CAPIT RESTIT, temple enclosing figures of Juno, Jupiter, Minerva.
Parthia, Vardanes I, 40-45 AD. Year ΔΝΤ = Nov. 42 AD, Tetradrachm, 14.58g. Sellwood-64.11. Shore-. Obv: Bust diademed l. Rx: King enthroned r. receiving palm from Tyche holding cornucopia, date in field above palm. Rare variety from year ΔΝΤ, missing in Shore. Ancient graffiti lettering in obverse right field.
M. Aurelius Scaurus. 118 BC, Narbo, Denarius, 3.81g. Cry-282/1, Syd-523, RSC Aurelia-20. Obv: Head of Roma r., wearing Phrygian helmet; M AVRELI before, ROMA and mark of value behind. Rx: Gallic warrior, perhaps Bituitus, in biga r., holding shield and carnyx and hurling spear; SCAVRI below, L LIC CN DOM in exergue. Nancy Walsh Collection.
Mark Antony 32-31 BC. Military mint moving with M.Antony
17 mm., 3,41 g.
ANT • AVG III VIR • R • P C, praetorian galley to right / Aquila between two signa, [LEG XVII CLASSI or LEG XVIII LYBI]CAE above.
Cf. Crawford 544/10 (LEG XVII CLASSICAE) & 11 (LEG XVIII LYBICAE).