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Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


Ancient Coins - Greek (Celtic through Italian)
 
 
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Lot 3586
Spain. Two AE's, c. 150 BC. - 150 AD. From Castulo, c. 2nd cent. AD., Semis: Male head right / Bull right; Lindgren 44; AB 556. Corduba, c. 2nd cent. BC., Quadrans: Head of Venus right / Eros left, holding torch; Villaronga 401, 1. Along with Cales, Campania, c. early 3rd cent. BC., AE 19 mm.: Helmeted head of Athena left / Rooster; SNG ANS 188. All finely struck and centered, with pleasing patinas. Lot of 3 coins. Coins Very Fine and better.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
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Realized
$138
Lot 3587
Spain. Ikalesken, c. 150 BC. AR Denarius (3.86 g). Beardless male head right. Reverse: Two horses galloping left, one with rider with shield. SNG BM 1175 (same dies). Fine even toning, with some iridescence on reverse. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$276
Lot 3588
Gaul. Massilia, c. 400-350 BC. AR Obol (0.65 g). Youthful male head left. Reverse: Wheel with quartered spokes. De la Tour 580. Complete devices and lovely iridescent toning. A choice example. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
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Realized
$86
Lot 3589
Celtic Britain. Atrebates, Late 1st century BC to Early 1st century AD. Gold Quarter Stater (1.16 g), Calleva mint. Mint name, star above and below. Reverse: Horse galloping right, ethnic above. Arsdall 407-1; Seaby 96. Nice centering. Lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Realized
$633
Lot 3590
Celtic Britain. Verica, c. 10-40 AD. RoseGold Stater (5.25 g). COMF in incuse rectangle. Reverse: Rider with spear on horse right; VIR above, REX below. Arsdall 500-1; Seaby 120. Reverse field with spot of corrosion at left. Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Realized
$748
Lot 3591
Celtic Britain. Verica, c. 10-40 AD. RoseGold Quarter Stater (1.15 g). COMF in incuse rectangle. Reverse: Horse walking right; VII above. Arsdall 467; Seaby 125. Reverse sharply struck from fresh die. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$604
Lot 3592
Celtic Britain. Verica, c. 10-40 AD. RoseGold Quarter Stater (1.14 g). COMF in incuse rectangle. Reverse: Horse walking right; VII above. Arsdall 467-1; Seaby 125 var. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Realized
$604
Lot 3593
Iceni, c. 10 BC - 20 AD. AR Unit. "Queen Boudicca" Silver. Stylized face right, branch behind. Reverse: Horse right, wheel above. Van Arsdell 794-1; Seaby 434. The coin set in elegantly styled bezel of 14 kt Italian gold. The polished bezel, catch, and spacer beads handsomely set off by the softly matte link-in-link woven chain, which is crafted exactly as the Greeks or Romans would have done it. Length: 17-1/4". Coin Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
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Lot 3594
Celtic Britain. Trinovantes, Late 1st century BC. Addedomaros, 3rd coinage. Rose Gold Stater (5.43 g). Rare. Addorsed crescentic forms. Reverse: Celtic horse right, spiral and rings in field; ethnic above, palm branch below. Van Arsdall 1635 (1 of 15 known); cf. Seaby 202. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Realized
$1,265
Lot 3595
Celtic Britain. Trinovantes, 10-43 AD. Cunobelin. Rose Gold Stater (5.43 g). "Wild Type." Ear of wheat, ethnic flanking. Reverse: Celtic horse right, branch above, ethnic below. Van Arsdall 1925; Seaby 281. Well struck and very stylish. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$1,323
Lot 3596
Celtic Europe. Danube Region, c. 2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.01 g). Chinless type. Debased head of Zeus right. Reverse: Rider on horse right. CCCBM 1, 50; De la Tour 9618. Obverse struck from usual worn die. Toned. Fine to Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Realized
$127
Lot 3597
Campania. Neapolis, c. 380-285 AR Didrachm (7.09 g). Head of nymph left; M B at neck. Reverse: Man-headed bull walking right, Nike above; E in field. SNG ANS 385 (this obv. die). Choice, sharp strike, with old collection toning. Usual centering issues for reverse, nevertheless a very handsome coin. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $125 - 175.
Ex J.S. Wilkinson Coll., Malter & Co. (11-15-92), lot 21.

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$230
Lot 3598
Campania. Neapolis, c. 320-300 BC. AR Nomos (7.39 g). Diademed head of nymph right, kantharos behind. Reverse: Man-headed bull right, being crowned by Nike above. SNG ANS 356 (same dies). Delicate style, and fine old toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$265
Lot 3599
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 480-470 BC. AR Nomos (7.39 g). Rare this nice. Dolphin right, with rider holding cuttlefish; ethnic below; cable and pellet border. Reverse: Hippocamp right, shell below; incuse hatched border. Vlasto 99 (same dies); cf. Dewing 126. Some porosity to reverse, but obverse choice, with excellent late archaic image. Attractive light toning. Choice Very Fine / Very Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
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Realized
$978
Lot 3600
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 433-235 BC. Lot of 2 AR Diobols. Tarentum, c. 272-235 BC.: Helmeted Athena head left / Herakles standing left, with Nemean lion; Vlasto 1239 var. Second, probably Tarentum, c. 433-380 BC.: Athena head right / Herakles kneeling right, versus Nemean lion; SNG ANS 1388 ff. First with fine old toning; second with worn and rusty obv. die, but reverse a mint state jewel! Lot of 2 coins. First Very Fine; other, Extremely Fine / Mint State.
Estimated Value $200 - 275.
First Ex Ulmans Collection, Knobloch, 1963, lot 37; Ex J.S. Wilkinson Coll., Malter & Co. (11-15-92), lot 60.

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$173
Lot 3601
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 334-332 BC. AR Nomos (6.32 g). Very Rare obverse type, showing wonderful artistry -- among the best designed and executed dies in the entire Tarentine series. Youth on restless horse right being crowned by Nike, another youth to right tries to restrain horse; Ξ below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, shell behind; ethnic below. Vlasto 529 (same dies); cf. Dewing 126. Obverse strike slightly soft, but fully detailed -- with several short die breaks evident. Overstruck on uncertain under type. Slight but colorful toning. Choice Very Fine, or better.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
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$891
Lot 3602
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 302-281 BC. AR Nomos (7.93 g). Youthful rider crowns standing horse right; ΣA behind, name below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding grapes; ethnic right, AΓA below. Vlasto 675. Obverse youth with splendid detail. Handsome gray toning with some iridescence. Extremely Fine, or better.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
Ex J.S. Wilkinson Coll., Malter & Co. (11-15-92), lot 41.

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$437
Lot 3603
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 272-235 BC. AR Nomos (6.25 g). Nude youth crowning horse right; satyr mask below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding kantharos. Vlasto 859. Nicely toned, somewhat iridescent. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 200.
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Realized
$299
Lot 3604
Calabria. Tarentum, c. 235-228 BC. AR Nomos (6.19 g). Cuirassed rider on horse, brandishing spear right; name below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding kantharos and cornucopia, tripod behind. SNG Cop. 942. Bold, artistic obverse. Smoothing to fields. Toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $225 - 275.
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$230
Lot 3605
Calabria. Tarentum, Hannabalic Occupation, 212-209 BC. AR Drachm (3.18 g). Rare denomination! Youthful rider crowns standing horse right; YΛM behind, name below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding apluster; ethnic below, monogram right. Vlasto 971; SNG ANS 1265. Toned, with some iridescence in the recesses. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 650.
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Realized
$863
Lot 3606
Lucania. Herakleia, c. 300-290 BC. AR Nomos (7.71 g). Helmeted Athena head right; K behind. Reverse: Herakles standing facing, holding club and bow, olpe in upper field. Work, ANSNNM 91, no. 82 (same dies). Medium gray toning, with iridescent golds and blues. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 550.
Ex NFA XXVI, lot 11.

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$719
Lot 3607
Lucania. Metapontum, c. 335-330 BC. AR Nomos (7.68 g). Veiled and wreathed head of Demeter right. Reverse: Ear of barley; ethnic at left. Cf. SNG ANS 417. On tight flan. Toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$207
Lot 3608
Lucania. Metapontum, c. 300-290 BC. AR Nomos (7.51 g). Rare. Helmeted Athena head right; Σ(?) behind. Reverse: Ear of barley, leaf right, trophy symbol, Π below, ethnic at left. Johnston A7.13 (same dies). Perfectly centered, and in attractive style. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$403
Lot 3609
Lucania. Metapontum, Hannabalic Occupation, 212-209 BC. AR Half Shekel (3.75 g). Rare. Helmeted Athena head right. Reverse: Ear of barley, leaf right, owl symbol; ethnic at left. SNG ANS 550. Finely centered, on nice round flan. Lightly toned and attractive. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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Realized
$834
Lot 3610
Lucania. Sybaris, c. 530-510 BC. AR Nomos (7.56 g). Bull left, head reverted; VM in exergue, pellet and cable border. Reverse: Incuse of obverse. SNG ANS 832. Split horizontally, and carefully repaired. Toned. Sharpness of Choice Very Fine, or better.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.
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Realized
$489
Lot 3611
Lucania. Thourioi, 410-330 BC. AR Distater (13.75 g). Helmeted Athena head right; Scylla on helmet, hurling stone. Reverse: Bull butting right, torch below; ethnic above, ΣIM below. Cf. Dewing 440. Finely centered, on a somewhat tight flan. Lightly toned, very lustrous, and attractive. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $650 - 950.
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$2,415
Lot 3612
Bruttium. Caulonia, c. 480-420 BC. AR Triobol (1.24 g). Very Rare. Tripod, stork at left; ethnic at right. Reverse: Top view of octopus. Cf. SNG ANS 331. Good strike, with original dark hoard patina. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$403
Lot 3613
Bruttium. Croton, c. 480-430 BC. AR Nomos (7.66 g). Tripod, stork at right, ethnic at left. Reverse: Incuse of tripod. SNG Cop. 1752. Metal with with light even porosity. Some smoothing and cleaning of horn silver on reverse. Stylish type. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $225 - 275.
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$230
Lot 3614
Bruttium. Locroi Epizephyrioi, c. 300-268 BC. AR Stater (8.46 g). Pegasus left. Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena left; ethnic around left. SNG ANS 511 (same dies). Obverse sharp and well centered, the reverse a little soft. Slight deposits near horse's head. Deep iridescent toning, tending to the blues. Very lustrous. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 375.
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$391
Lot 3615
Sicily, c. 470-425 BC. Lot of Two AR Fractions. Excellent lot. The first rare. From Akragas: c. 475-425 BC., Litra: Eagle left, on Ionic capital / Crab (SNG ANS 994). A perfect example in every respect -- with dark hoard patina. Also, Gela, 465-450 BC., Litra: Walking bridled horse right / Forepart man-headed bull right (SNG ANS 55; Dewing 602). Metal a little granular -- these dies unpublished. Lot of 2 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $225 - 325.
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Realized
$276
Lot 3616
Sicily. Gela, c. 420-415 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.23 g). Slow quadriga right, Nike above, flying right; in exergue, a heron. Reverse: Forepart man-headed bull right; ethnic around. SNG ANS 89 (these dies). Obverse die a little worn and softly struck. The reverse superb. Coin very lustrous, and lightly toned. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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Realized
$1,380
Lot 3617
Sicily. Himera, c. 410 BC. AR Dilitron (1.98 g). Extremely Rare -- this coin one of four known examples. Ex M & M Auktion 73 (Oct. 17, 1988), lot 4; and, Leu Auktion 65 (21-22 May 1996), lot 75 (brought 3200 Sfr.). Head of Kronos right. Reverse: Thunderbolt, flanked by barley grain and eagle attacking serpent. Cf. Boehringer "Himera im IV. Jahrhundert v. Chr." in Kraay-Morkholm Essays, pl. VIII, 14 (same dies - this example mentioned on pg. 36). Softly toned, with minor striking weakness. Choice Very Fine / Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,200.
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Realized
$1,898
Lot 3618
Sicily. Messana, c. 461-396 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Driver in mule-driven biga right, bay leaf below.Reverse: Hare spring right, ethnic around. A little softly struck. Fine old collection toning. ICG graded VF-30.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Realized
$460
Lot 3619
Sicily. Selinus, c. 540-510 BC. AR Didrachm (8.58 g). Scarce. Selinos leaf. Reverse: Divided incuse square. SNG Cop. Suppl. 73; Arnold-Biucchi, "Archaic Selinus," pl. 16, 6; cf. ANSMN 33, no. 42. Toned. On oblong flan, thus complete device. Uncommon leaf shape coupled with twelve-segment incuse. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 600.
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Realized
$518
Lot 3620
Sicily. Syracuse, c. 475-470 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 g). Driver in walking quadriga right; Nike above, crowning horses. Reverse: Head of Arethusa a right, four dolphins around; ethnic in lower field. Boehr. 331; Randazzo 500 (same dies). Some marks and areas of corrosion. Toned. About Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$431
Lot 3621
Sicily. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I, c. 405-400 BC. Gold 20 Litrai (1.14 g). Head of youthful Herakles left, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Quartered incuse square, central circular incuse with head of Arethusa left; ethnic around. SNG ANS 352; Dewing 866. Sharp and pretty! Very lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,400.
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$891
Lot 3622
Sicily. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 274-216 BC. AR 16 Litrai (13.01 g), struck 216-215 BC. Veiled and diademed bust of Philistis left; small ear of grain behind. Reverse: Nike in fast quadriga right, crescent above, ear of grain below. SNG ANS 882 (same dies); Dewing 956 (same dies). Obverse die deteriorated; reverse delightful. Evidence of overstrike on reverse? Toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$449
Lot 3623
Sicily. Syracuse. Philistis, wife of Hieron II, 274-216 BC. AR 5 Litrai (4.48 g), struck 216-215 BC. Rare. Veiled and diademed bust of Philistis left; palm branch behind. Reverse: Nike in fast biga left. SNG ANS 893; Dewing 959 (same dies). Obverse die worn, but reverse displays spirited Hellenistic art. Toned, and good metal. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Realized
$368
Lot 3624
Sicily. Syracuse. Democracy, 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrai (10.06 g). Helmeted head of Athena left. Reverse: Artemis left, drawing bow, hound at feet; ΔIΦI to left, ethnic at right. SNG ANS 1040 var (different control letters). Clean sharp strike, well centered. Toned. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 650.
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Realized
$1,035
Lot 3625
Sicily. Syracuse. Democracy, 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrai (10.16 g). Helmeted head of Athena left. Reverse: Artemis left, drawing bow, hound at feet; ΞA to left, ethnic at right. SNG ANS 1040. Well struck and centered, with some light to faint even porosity to metal. Toned and of better style. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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Realized
$460
Lot 3626
Sicily. Syracuse, c. 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.96 g). Driver in walking quadriga right; Nike above, crowning horses. Reverse: Head of Artemis-Arethusa a right, four dolphins around; ethnic around. SNG ANS 183 (same reverse die). Sharp, bold strike, with attractive portrait type. Some areas of light porosity. Toned. About Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Realized
$633
Lot 3627
Sicily. Tauromenium. Time of Hieron II, 274-216 BC. AR 4 Litrai (3.07 g). Scarce. Laureate head of Apollo right, star behind. Reverse: Tripod; ethnic flanking. SNG ANS 1121(same dies, but reverse an earlier, pre-cud damaged die state); Dewing 966. Obverse die worn and rusty, the reverse crisp and detailed. Lovely iridescent toning. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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$138
Lot 3628
Siculo-Punic Coinage, c. 300-290 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.71 g). Head of youthful Herakles-Melkart right, wearing lion skin headdress. Reverse: Horse head left, palm tree behind; Punic inscription: "People of the Camp." Jenkins, SNR 57, no. 279 (same dies); Dewing 982 var. Light porosity to uppermost relief of obverse device. Slight toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
Ex NFA, Santa Barbara Auction (March 20-21, 1975), lot 62 (realized $2700).

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Realized
$920
Lot 3629
Siculo-Punic. Mint in Italy, c. 215-205 BC. AR Quarter Shekel (1.88 g). Excellent example. Head of Tanit left. Reverse: Horse standing right. SNG Cop. 369. Choice strike on superb metal. Faintly toned. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Realized
$437






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