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Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


Ancient Coins - Roman (Trajan through Zeno)
 
 
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Lot 3783
Trajan, 98-117 AD. Gold Aureus (7.11 g), Rome, struck 114-117 AD. Scarce. Laureate bust right, aegis at shoulder. Reverse: Two Parthian captives beneath trophy. RIC 325. Ex jewelry: a few edge marks, obverse a little polished. Still, the choice portrait and interesting reverse are attractive. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$1,610
Lot 3784
Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 103-111 AD. Laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder. Reverse: Abundantia holding grains and cornucopia, modius and prow at feet. RIC 492; C. 469. Careful, discreet smoothing in the fields. Pleasing dark green patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$299
Lot 3785
Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE As, Rome, c. 107 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Roma stands left, holding Victory, supplicant Dacian at feet. RIC 486; C. 387. Some smoothing evident in the fields, otherwise very crisp, well centered strike. Variegated red, green, and dark olive patina. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$299
Lot 3786
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. Gold Aureus (7.19 g), Rome, struck 123 AD. Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Reverse: Roma seated left, holding spear and Victory. RIC 77; BMCRE 133. Finely centered bold strike, with slight pinkish toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,750.
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Lot 3787
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 118 AD. Laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder. Reverse: Hadrian on platform dispensing largesse, Liberalitas behind. RIC 552 var.; Sear II 3606. Surface roughness; black to dark olive patina. Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$219
Lot 3788
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 118 AD. Laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder. Reverse: Annona holding grains and cornucopia, modius and prow at feet. RIC 560a; C. 1143. Light and discreet, very expert smoothing in the fields. Pleasing dark brown, green and red sprinkled patina. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$288
Lot 3789
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 119 AD. Laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder. Reverse: Hadrian, togate, holding scroll in hand. RIC 589; C. 1207. Smoothing, and some tooling, primarily to reverse. Pleasing dark green to black patina. About Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 3790
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 136 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Diana left, holding arrow and bow. RIC 777; BMCRE 1546, note. Some discreet, careful smoothing to fields. Red to brown patina, with small mottlings of green and black. Sharply detailed and impressive! Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$604
Lot 3791
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 136 AD. Scarce. Laureate head right. Reverse: Egypt reclining left, ibis on column at feet. RIC 838. Dark olive-black patina, with old, careful smoothing to fields. Portrait of fine style. A very choice example of this always sought after type. A nice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,100.
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Realized
$805
Lot 3792
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 118 AD. Scarce. Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Legionary eagle between standards. RIC 546a; BMCRE 1117. Dark brown-black mottled patina, with old, careful smoothing to fields. Elegant bust style. Perfectly centered on somewhat ovate flan. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,100.
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Realized
$805
Lot 3793
Bosporos, Kings of. Sauromates I, c. 93-123 AD., with Hadrian. Electrum Stater (7.81 g), c. 119/120 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Laureate head of Hadrian right, date below (year 416). BMC --; SNG Cop. --. Nicely centered on very round flan. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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Realized
$1,035
Lot 3794
Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Denarius, Rome, c. 129 AD. Rare in this condition. Exceptional! Diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Salus seated left, holding patera; behind, statue of Spes serves as arm rest, cornucopia below. RIC 398; BMCRE 895; C. 12. Perfectly centered on round flan, with choice portrait. Lightly toned. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 375.
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Realized
$242
Lot 3795
Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AE Sestertius, Rome, c. 128 AD. Scarce. Draped and diademed bust right. Reverse: Ceres seated left on basket. RIC 1091; BMCRE 1879. Even lightly granular surfaces, toned. Careful tooling to device edges. Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Realized
$230
Lot 3796
Aelius, Caesar 136-138 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, c. 137 AD. Scarce. Bare head right. Reverse: Concordia enthroned left, holding patera. RIC 1057; C. 7. Attractive deep green patina, but some pitting and flaking. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Realized
$276
Lot 3797
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, c. 142 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Genius of the Senate, togate, holding branch and scepter. RIC 605; C. 400. Deep olive to black-green patina, with even, lightly granular surfaces. Some modest, discreet tooling. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$196
Lot 3798
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. & wife, Faustina Senior. Lot of Two AR Denarii, Rome mint. Good dealer or collector lot. Firstly, Pius: struck 147/148 AD.; Laureate head right / Salus feeding snake at altar, hand resting on rudder atop globe; RIC 167; C. 280. Faustina: struck after 147 AD.; Draped bust right / Providentia left, holding globe and clasping wind-blown veil; RIC 351; C. 32. Both stylish, fully struck up, and well centered on excellent metal. Both lightly toned and lustrous. Lot of 2 coins. Coins grade from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Realized
$230
Lot 3799
Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius. Gold Aureus (7.29 g), Rome, after 141 AD. Scarce. Diva Favstina series. Veiled and draped bust right. Reverse: Aeternitas left, holding globe and scepter. RIC 350b. Small edge scrape and bump; coin with Boscoreal-like red toning. Portrait in fine style. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
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$1,208
Lot 3800
Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius. Gold Aureus (7.29 g), Rome, after 141 AD. Diva Favstina series. Draped bust right. Reverse: Ceres left, holding torches. RIC 357a. Edge test file at 8 o'clock; a few light ancient scratches. Portrait in fine style. A nice Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3801
Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius. AE Sestertius, Rome, after 141 AD. Diva Favstina series. Draped bust right. Reverse: Aeternitas enthroned left, holding phoenix and scepter. RIC 1103a. Slight striking weakness on reverse. Brown tone. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$184
Lot 3802
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Gold Aureus (7.31 g), Rome, struck 163-164 AD . Scarce. Laureate, cuirassd bust right. Reverse: Victory resting inscribed shield on palm tree. RIC 89. Perhaps used for jewelry. About Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Realized
$1,121
Lot 3803
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, 161-162 AD. Bare head of Aurelius right. Reverse: Concordia seated left, holding patera; behind, statue of Spes serves as arm rest, cornucopia below. RIC 33; BMCRE 194; C. 33. Perfectly centered on round flan, with choice portrait. Light iridescent toning. Attractive and exceptionally lustrous. Nearly Mint State.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
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Realized
$219
Lot 3804
Bosporos, Kings of. Eupator, c. 154-172 AD., with Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus. Electrum Stater (7.71 g), c. 162/163 A. Diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Confronted busts of Aurelius and Verus, date below (year 459). Frolova pl. XXVI, 21; BMC p. 65, 5. Ex jewelry: scrape between busts of Aurelius and Verus, along with some edge truing. Sharpness of Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Realized
$489
Lot 3805
Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Gold Aureus (7.24 g), Rome, struck 157-161 AD. Draped bust left. Reverse: Diana left, holding bow and arrow. RIC 494b; C. 19. Sweet portrait in very high relief. Some residual luster. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,250.
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Realized
$1,553
Lot 3806
Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 175-176 AD. A splendid example. Youthful bare-headed draped bust right. Reverse: Emblems of the priestly colleges. RIC 1538; BMCRE 1533; Sear II 5561 (this coin). Finely centered on round flan, with attractive green and red patina. Some barely perceptible smoothing in the fields. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$690
Lot 3807
Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 181-182 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Annona holding statuette and cornucopia, modius and ship with passengers at feet. RIC 325a; C. 836. Some expert smoothing to the fields. Pleasing dark red, green and brown patina. Good portrait. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 375.
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Realized
$403
Lot 3808
Clodius Albinus, 195-197 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, struck 194 AD. Bare head of Albinus right. Reverse: Minerva left, with spear and shield, holding olive branch. RIC 7; BMCRE 98. Centers somewhat softly struck. Extremely Fine / Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$196
Lot 3809
Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE 26 mm. of Callatis, Moesia Inferior. Laureate head right. Reverse: Dionysus, holding thyrsus, riding lion right. Pick no. 252, pl. II, 14. Bold, sharp strike. Flan centering pit like those seen on Ptolemaic AE's on obverse, at Severus' jaw. Deep brown patina with slight deep green mottling. Also, an AE 19 mm. of Caracalla, Pautalia, Thrace; Youthful laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Bull right; BMC --; SNG Cop. --. Attractive, well struck, with handsome dark green-black patina. Lot of 2 coins. Severus Extremely Fine; Caracalla Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 275.
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Realized
$426
Lot 3810
Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD. AE 28 mm. of Nikopolis, Moesia Inferior. Rare. Laureate head right. Reverse: Hermes left, holding purse and caduceus, rooster at feet. BMC --; SNG Cop. --; DAMG --. Choice, sharp strike. Fields show very faint smoothing, with flan flaw at obverse edge at one o'clock. Dark patina and very attractive. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 200.
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$242
Lot 3811
Septimius Severus, 193-211 AD., and Julia Domna. AE 36 mm. of Stratonikeia, Caria. Confronted busts of Severus and Domna; oval counterstamp of helmeted Athena between, rectangular stamp below, inscribed ΘEOY. Reverse: Hekate left, holding torch, dog at feet. SNG Cop. 507 var.; SNG von Aulock 2675. Green to olive brown patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$242
Lot 3812
Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.90 g), of Antioch, Syria, 214-217 AD. A splendid coin. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left, viewed from back. Reverse: Eagle with head right, wreath in beak; .Δ.Σ. in field. Bellinger 22; Prieur 226. Nicely centered, sharp strike on excellent metal. The portrait emphatic, and a rarer bust type too! Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$518
Lot 3813
Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (12.58 g), of Tyre, Phoenicia, 213-217 AD. A choice example. Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Eagle atop club, with head left and wreath in beak; murex shell between legs. Bellinger 307. Nicely centered, on excellent metal, with fields lustrous to reflective. The portrait very elegant, with handsome iridescent toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$276
Lot 3814
Macrinus, 217-218 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (12.05 g), of Hieropolis, Syria-Cyrrhestica. Rare. Laureate and draped bust right. Reverse: Eagle with head right, wreath in beak; lion right between legs. Bellinger 106; Prieur 943. Nicely centered, sharp strike on quite good metal. The portrait very well detailed. Some trivial green deposits, mostly confined to coin's edge. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$288
Lot 3815
Diadumenian, 217-218 AD., as Caesar. AR Denarius, Rome, 218 AD. Scarce. Bare-headed draped bust right. Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding flower. RIC 116; BMCRE 94. Nicely centered on spacious flan, with very good portrait. A few very faint scratches scattered in the fields. Nevertheless a handsome coin, with appealing toning. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$276
Lot 3816
Bosporos, Kings of. Rheskuporis II, c. 211-226 AD., with Severus Alexander. Pale Electrum Stater (7.71 g), c. 225/226 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: Laureate, draped bust of Alexander right, date below (year 522). SNG Cop. 75; BMC --. With iridescent toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 550.
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$460
Lot 3817
Balbinus, 238 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, 238 AD. Scarce. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Balbinus togate left, holding branch and parazonium. RIC 5; BMCRE 26. Nicely centered on roomy flan of excellent metal. Excellent portrait of the plump and aged emperor. Lightly toned, with much remaining luster. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$357
Lot 3818
Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AE 34 mmm. of Antiochia, Pisidia, c. 238-240 AD. Rare. Laureate, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Display of priestly implements. BMC --; SNG Cop. --; SNG von Aulock --. Two scratches behind head; black patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$196
Lot 3819
Philip I & Otacilia Severa, 244-249 AD. AE 30 mm. of Bizya, Thrace. Rare. Confronted draped busts. Reverse: Ceres stands left, holding torch and grains; ethnic around. BMC --; SNG Cop. --; Lindgren --. Sharp, well centered strike on spacious flan, with dark olive patina. Attractive provincial style. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 225.
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$98
Lot 3820
Postumus, 259-268 AD. AE Double Sestertius, Lugdunum mint. Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Reverse: Galley left. RIC 143. Even, somewhat granular surfaces. Brown patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 750.
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Lot 3821
Maximianus, First Reign, 286-305 AD. AE Follis, Trier, 305-307 AD. Visually striking. Exceptional! Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding mappa and branch. Reverse: Providentia, at right, offers branch to Quies, at left. RIC 676b; C. 489. A virtually flawless example -- finely centered, sharp strike, on wonderful metal. Dark brown patina. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
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Realized
$138
Lot 3822
Galerius, 305-311 AD. AE Follis, Ticinum mint, struck c. 300-303 AD. Laureate head right / Moneta holding scales. Cf. Sear 3676. Coin boldly displayed in a substantial pendant necklace. The decorative loop of the bezel set with six diamonds -- the whole strung on a heavy serpentine chain. Length: 17". Over 60 grams of 18 kt yellow gold! Coin Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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$719
Lot 3823
Julian II, 360-363 AD. AE 1, Aquileia mint. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Standing bull right, two stars above. RIC 243. Perfectly centered on round flan. With elegant, narrow bust of almost medieval feeling. Choice dark green patina. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$288
Lot 3824
Valens, 364-378 AD. Gold Solidus (4.43 g), Mediolanum, struck 364-367 AD. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Valens in military attire right, holding labarum and Victory. RIC 2b. Sharp strike. Scrape on cheek and brow. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Realized
$690
Lot 3825
Arcadius, 383-408 AD. Gold Solidus (4.40 g), Constantinople, struck 378-383 AD. Rare. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Constantinopolis enthroned facing, holding globe and scepter. RIC 45e (Rarity 3). Attractive portrait. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$426
Lot 3826
Theodosius II, 402-450 AD. AR Miliarense, Constantinople, after 408 AD. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left. Reverse: Nimbate Theodosius in military attire, head left, holding globe. King 20a; MIRB 61a. Sharp, finely centered, and very lustrous. Toned. A splendid coin. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 1,000.
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$1,438
Lot 3827
Zeno, 474-491 AD. Gold Solidus (4.46 g), Constantinople, struck c. 476-491 AD. Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust nearly frontal. Reverse: Victory left, with long jeweled cross, star at right. RIC 911; MIRB 7. Some occasional light marks. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$437
Lot 3828
Ancient Rome. Lot of Three Smaller Bronzes, c. 81-117 AD. Nice group. From Domitian, Quadrans: Rhinoceros left (RIC 435). Sharp with slightly crusty patina. Plus 2 from Trajan, Quadrans: Bust right / Wolf right (RIC 692); and an As from Antioch: Bust right / SC in wreath (RIC 644). Both choice, especially first, and classed as scarce and rare. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$173
Lot 3829
Lot of Three Flavian AR Denarii, c. 72-80 AD. All with laureate head right. Vespasian, Rome, 72-73 AD: Victory right, placing wreath on standard; RIC 52. Titus, Rome, 80 AD.: Elephant left; RIC 22a. Domitian, as Caesar, Rome, 80 AD: Helmet right, on draped throne; RIC 51. All better examples - the Vespasian choice, as is the elephant. Lot of 3 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 375.
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$334
Lot 3830
Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, c. 124 AD. Good lot. Laureate head right. Reverse: Hadrian, in military attire, stands left holding spear and rudder atop globe. RIC 110; BMCRE 237; C. 1162. Finely centered on oblong flan, with portrait of good style. Faintly toned and lustrous. Also, a denarius of Commodus: struck 185 AD.; Laureate head right / Commodus on platform left, addressing three soldiers; RIC 130; C. 143. Good, bold portrait, the reverse a little flatly struck. Toned. Lot of 2 coins. Hadrian Choice Extremely Fine; Commodus Very Fine or a little better.
Estimated Value $125 - 200.
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$242
Lot 3831
Lot of Three Antonine AR Denarii, c. 145-182 AD. Attractive lot. Starting with Divus Antoninus, posthumous issue: Eagle, head left; RIC 429. Plus, Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 145-147 AD.: Togate Honos left; RIC 429a; BMCRE 594. Lastly, Crispina: Lit altar to gods of childbirth; RIC 281; BMCRE 39. All well struck on flans of better shape. Mostly lustrous and lightly toned. Lot of 3 coins. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
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$207
Lot 3832
Lot of Three Antonine Bronzes, c. 140-190 AD. Good collector or dealer lot. Divus Antoninus, posthumous Sestertius of Pius: Funeral pyre with quadriga at top; BMCRE 878. Plus, Diobol of Alexandria, Egypt, c. 140 AD.: Eagle left, head reverted; Dattari 3115. Also, Commodus, AE 26 mm. of Amasia, Pontus: Cuirassed bust right / Aesculapius; SNG Cop. 107. Plus, an AE Hemidrachm of Hadrian, Alexandria: Cuirassed bust right / Euthenia reclining; Milne 1270. All well struck, with various pleasing patinas. Lot of 4 coins. Coins a nice Very Fine or better.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$460



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