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Sale 23

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Ancient Coins - Greek (Near East and Africa)
 
 
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Lot 3703
Syria, Seleucid Kingdom. Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left, Nike facing away. SNG Cop. 194. Lightly toned. In ICG holder, graded as Extremely Fine. In our opinion, a grade of Choice Very Fine would be more appropriate. ICG graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$288
Lot 3704
Seleucid Kingdom. Antiochos VI, 145-142 BC. AR Drachm (4.2 g), c. 142 BC. Young radiate head right. Reverse: Macedonian helmet, with ibex horn. SNG Cop. 300 var. Devices a bit off center; still, pleasing and rare. Also, Antiochos III, AE 26 mm.: Head right / Elephant right (SGC 6944 var.) -- some smoothing and tooling. And Sidon, c. 101/100 BC., AR Tetradrachm: Veiled Tyche right / Eagle on prow left (SGC 5950 var.). Slight smoothing to obverse; toned. Lastly, Cilicia, Soloi, c. 385-350 BC., AR Stater: Athena head / Grapes (SNG Aul. 5867 var.). Some rough and pitted surfaces. Lot of 4 coins. Coins range from Fine to About Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$380
Lot 3705
Seleucid Kingdom. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 121-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.46 g), Antioch mint. Conjoined busts right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; monogram at left, and letters below. SNG Spaer 2439: Houghton, CSE, 316 var. Better style. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$604
Lot 3706
Seleucid Kingdom. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 121-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.69 g), Ake-Ptolemais, struck 121 BC (Year 192). Conjoined busts right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; monogram at left, date in exergue. SNG Spaer 2472; Houghton, CSE, 804. Lightly toned. Nice. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$604
Lot 3707
Seleucid Kingdom. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 121-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.66 g), Ake-Ptolemais, struck 121 BC (Year 192). Conjoined busts right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; monogram at left and below, date in exergue. SNG Spaer 2472; Houghton, CSE, 849 var. Pleasant style. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$690
Lot 3708
Seleucid Kingdom. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 121-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.59 g), Ake-Ptolemais, struck 124/123 B (Year 189). Conjoined busts right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; monogram at left, date in exergue. SNG Spaer 2471: Houghton, CSE, 806. Toned, and appealing. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$489
Lot 3709
Seleucid Kingdom. Cleopatra Thea & Antiochos VIII, 121-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.59 g), Damascus, struck 121 BC (Year 192). Conjoined busts right. Reverse: Zeus Nikephoros enthroned left; monogram at left and below, date in exergue. SNG Spaer 2491. Lightly toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$546
Lot 3710
Armenia. Kings of. Tigranes II, the Great, 83-69 BC. AE 18 mm. Draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara. Reverse: Herakles standing left, resting hand on club. BMC p. 105, 18. Sharp, clear strike, with dusky green patina. Exceptional bronze! Extremely Fine / Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$207
Lot 3711
Phoenicia. Arados, 99/98 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.60 g), dated Year 161. Veiled bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown. Reverse: Nike left, holding aplustre; date at left, all within wreath. BMC p. 26, 208. Lightly toned. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$184
Lot 3712
Phoenicia. Byblos. Azbaal, c. 350-333 BC. AR Dishekel (13.26 g). War galley left, carrying hoplites, hippocamp and murex shell below. Reverse: Lion bringing down bull left; king's name above. Dewing 2662; BMC 4 var. Aside from a little weakness at the hoplites, an unusually even and full strike, on extraordinarily good metal. Rare this nice. Uncirculated.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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$834
Lot 3713
Bar Kochba Revolt, 132-135 AD. AR Sela-Tetradrachm (14.09 g), Year 3 (undated), struck 134/135 AD. . Hen-711. Facade of Temple, Ark within, star above. Reverse: Lulav, with etrog to left; Hebrew around ("For the freedom of Jerusalem"). Hendin 711; Mild. 82 (44 examples cited). Nice round flan, but a little tight. Uncertain undertype visible on reverse. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
Ex El Fawar Hoard.

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$1,610
Lot 3714
Judea. Bar Kochba Revolt, 132-135 AD. AR Denar - Zuz (3.50 g), Undated (Year 3), struck 134/135 AD. . Hen-721. "Shim'on"within wreath. Reverse: Fluted jug, palm at right; "For the freedom of Jerusalem,"in Hebrew around. Hendin 721; cf. Mild. 79. Medium toning. Undertype appears to be a denarius of Hadrian. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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$426
Lot 3715
Arabia. Sabaeans and Himyarites, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Drachm or Unit (5.14 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, "N" on cheek. Reverse: Owl standing right, olive sprig and inverted crescent above. SNG ANS 1455 ff.; BMC p. 45, 1. Toned. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 225.
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$259
Lot 3716
Ancient Central Asia, c. 57 BC - 1250 AD. Lot of Four Coins in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Earliest, Indo-Scythians, Azes I, 57-35 BC., AR Drachm: King left / Nike right (MACW 2206). Two Kushan AE's -- Soter Megas, Tetradrachm: Radiate bust right / King on horseback right (MACW 2950); along with, Vima Kadphises, Tetradrachm: King left / Shiva (Gõbl Kushan 762). And, a Gold Pagoda of the Western Gangas, 13th century: Elephant / Floral scroll (MNIW 702). All better to choice pieces. Lot 4 coins. Coins range from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$259
Lot 3717
Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates II, 123-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.38 g). Rare. Diademed and bearded bust left. Reverse: Archer seated right on omphalos, holding up bow. Sell. 24.1. Very light smoothing to obverse left field, otherwise a very choice example in elegant style. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $750 - 950.
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$719
Lot 3718
Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates II, 123-88 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.44 g). Rare. Diademed and bearded bust left. Reverse: Archer seated right on omphalos, holding up bow. Sell. 24.4. Portrait a little soft at vestments, while that of archer choice. Faintly toned. Excellent style for series. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 650.
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$604
Lot 3719
Parthian Kingdom. Mithradates II, 123-88 BC. AR Drachm (4.21 g). Draped and diademed bust left. Reverse: Archer right, within square formed by inscription. Sell. 27.1. Bold portrait on choice metal. Lovely toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 175.
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$115
Lot 3720
  Sasanian Persia. Lot of Nine AR Drachms, c. 241-628 AD. Nice starter lot for this series. Drachms of usual type for: Shapur II and III; Varhran IV; 2 for Peroz; Kavad I; Hormizd IV; and 2 for Xusro II. Plus a hemidrachm of Suleiman, Tabaristan, with "lozenge" portrait. All appealing specimens, mostly bright. Lot of 10 coins. Coins range from Very Fine to Superb.
Estimated Value $150 - 225.
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$219
Lot 3721
Graeco-Bactrian. Euthydemos I, c. 230-200 BC. AE Attic Double. Diademed Herakles head right. Reverse: Horse right. SNG ANS Bactria 154 ff. Tooling to both sides -- still, pleasing. Red and brown patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$161
Lot 3722
Graeco-Bactrian. Demetrios I, c. 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 g). Draped and diademed bust of Demetrios I right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Reverse: Nude Herakles facing, crowning himself; monogram at lower left. Bopear. Serié 1F var.; SNG ANS 192 var. Finely centered. The bold portrait with wonderfully imperious air. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,750 - 2,500.
Because of the diadem arrangement, this a rare, or much less published variety. See note to lot 826, CNG Sale 55 (9-13-00).

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$1,668
Lot 3723
Graeco-Bactrian. Euthydemos II, c. 185-180 BC. Cupro-Nickel Didrachm. Rare. Laureate head of Apollo right. Reverse: Tripod. SNG ANS Bactria 226. Finely centered. Some tooling to portrait. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$161
Lot 3724
Graeco-Bactrian. Antimachos, c. 174-165 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.93 g). Diademed, draped bust of Antimachos right, with kausia. Reverse: Poseidon standing front, holding trident and palm. SNG ANS Bactria 254. Lightly toned and attractive. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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$1,208
Lot 3725
Graeco-Bactrian. Eukratides, c. 171-135 BC. AR Tetradrachm (g). Heroic bust of Eukratides left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with bull's horn and ear, and holding spear. Reverse: Dioskouroi on horseback right, each holding spear and palm; monogram in lower field to right. Bopear. Serié 8B; MIG 179a. With marvelous quality, bold relief portrait -- perhaps the finest style in the series. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
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$6,900
Lot 3726
Graeco-Bactrian. Eukratides, c. 171-135 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.03 g). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with bull's horn and ear. Reverse: Dioskouroi on horseback right, each holding spear and palm; monogram in lower field to right. Bopear. Serié 6, 29. Lightly toned and lustrous. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 850.
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$805
Lot 3727
Indo-Greek. Menander, c. 160-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.93 g). Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with bull's horn. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos left, brandishing thunderbolt. Bopear. Serié 15B; Mitch. ACW 1776. Finely centered, lightly toned and pleasing. Also, Parthia, Vologases IV, 147-191 AD., AR Drachm: Bearded bust left, wearing tiara / Archer right, within square of legend (Sell. 84/127). Sharp and nicely toned. Lot of 2 coins.EMΣ. First Choice Very Fine; other, Extremely fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 500.
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$311
Lot 3728
India. Kushans. Vasudeva I, c. 164-200 AD. Gold Dinar (8.02 g). Vasudeva standing left at lit altar. Reverse: Shiva stands, holding trident, Nandi bull behind. Göbl Kushan 509. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$357
Lot 3729
Egypt. Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy I, 323-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.31 g), struck c. 310-305 BC. Good lot. Head of deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress. Reverse: Athena Alkidemos right, with thunderbolt; monograms. Dewing 2737; SNG Cop. 18. Faint graffiti on cheek, otherwise lightly toned and pleasing. Also, Ptolemy V, 204-180 BC., AE 22 mm.: Head right, with elephant's skin headdress / Eagle left (SGC 7883). Well centered and attractive. Lot of 2 coins. Both Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$518
Lot 3730
Ptolemaic Egypt. Ptolemy I, 305-283 BC. Gold Pentadrachm (17.75 g). Rare. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, possibly a tiny Δ behind ear. Reverse: Eagle left, on thunderbolt; ΠA monogram at left. Svor. 208. Banker's mark in obverse field. Ex jewelry? Only one little mark noticed on the edge. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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$2,415
Lot 3731
Egypt. Ptolemaic Kings. Ptolemy I, 323-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.31 g), struck c. 305-283 BC. Head of Ptolemy I right. Reverse: Eagle left on thunderbolt; ΦA at left. BMC p. 10, 90; Svoronos 371; cf. SNG Cop. 67 (drachm). Sharp and in bold relief, with slight toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$518
Lot 3732
Ptolemaic Egypt. Arsinöe II, wife of Ptolemy II, d. 270 BC. AR Dekadrachm (33.93 g), struck c. 270-261 BC. Rare. Diademed and veiled head of Arsinoe right, ΛΛ behind. Reverse: Filleted double cornucopiae. Svor. 409; BMC --, but note p. 44, nos. 20-32, the double letter series. Obverse a bit overcleaned, reverse fine. About Fine / Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
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$1,800
Lot 3733
Carthage. The Barcids in Spain, c. 213-210 BC. AR Half Shekel (3.30 g), Gades mint. Outstanding specimen! Laureate male head left (Mago, youngest brother of Hannibal?). Reverse: Elephant walking right. Muller III, p. 34, 43. Excellent strike and metal for series. Lightly toned. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
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$1,955
Lot 3734
Carthage, c. 320-200 BC. Lot of Two Bronzes. Earliest, an AE16 mm., c. 320-300 BC.: Palm tree with fruit / Pegasus to left, letter beneath (SNG Cop. 107-108; Muller 2). An AE 22 mm., c. 221-200 BC.: Head of Tanit left / Horse right, palm behind (cf. Muller II, p. 93, 142). Both fine, sharp bronzes. Lot of 2 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine or better.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$184
Lot 3735
Mauretania, Kingdom of. Juba II & Cleopatra Selene, 25 BC. - 23 AD. AR Denarius (3.25 g). Scarce. Diademed head of Juba right. Reverse: Crocodile left. Mazard 343. Some scattered slight deposits, otherwise good metal, sharply struck, with iridescent toning. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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$575
Lot 3736
Thessalian League, 196-146 BC. AR Double Victoriatus (6.21 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Athena with spear right; BMC 35; McClean 4886. Along with, Thrace, Mesembria, c. 450-350 BC., AR Diobol: Crested helmet facing / Ethnic within spokes of wheel; BMC 2. Both of good metal. The first very lustrous; the second with old toning. The second from the Dr. J.S. Wilkinson Collection (Malter & Co., 1992). Lot of 2 coins. Coins Choice Very Fine or better.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
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$173
Lot 3737
  Ancient Greece. A Lot of 6 Small Bronzes & Silver Fractions, c. 480-185 BC. Two AR's of Kyzikos, c. 480-450 BC., an Obol and Hemiobol: Boar forepart left / Head of lion left; BMC 120, SNG von Aulock 1215. A Diobol of Corinth, c. 350 BC: Pegasus flying left / Archaic Pegasus walking right; BMC 358. Also, Troas, Gergis, an AE 9 mm.: Head of Sybil, Herophile / Seated sphinx left; SNG Cop. 337 var. Aeolis, Elaea, AE 12 mm.: Athena head / Grain in wreath; SNG Cop. 169. And lastly, Macedon, 185-155 BC., AE 23 mm.: Head of Poseidon right / Club within wreath; SNG Cop. 1294. Good material here. Worth a close look. Coins range from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$345
Lot 3738
Macedonia, C. 424-149 BC. Lot of Two AR Tetrobols. Good lot. One from Acanthus, c. 424-380 BC: Forepart of bull, swastika above / Quadripart incuse square; BMC p. 5, 35. Also, Republic, 158-149 BC.: Macedonian shield, club center / Macedonian helmet; BMC p. 9, 11. Both finely centered and struck -- faintly toned. Lot of 2 coins. First, Choice Very Fine; second, Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$219
Lot 3739
Sicily, c. 410-271 BC. Lot of Three Bronzes. Very good material here. Compare the style of the first with the tetradrachms signed "Parme…" Two from Syracuse: c. 410-405 BC., Hemilitron: Head of Arethusa left / Star in square, quartered incuse (SNG Cop. 695); and, Pyrrhos, 278-276 BC., AE 22 mm.: Head of Herakles left, with lionskin / Athena advancing right, owl by feet (SNG Cop. 814). Also, Akragas, c. 279-241 BC.: Head of Zeus right / Thunderbolt (SNG Cop. 110). All attractive, with good patinas. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$311
Lot 3740
Sicily. Syracuse, c. 410-278 BC. Lot of Four Small Bronzes. AE Litra, after 410 BC.: Athena head / Hippocamp (SNG ANS 434). Two of Agathokles: Persephone head / Bull left (cf. SNG ANS 613); Artemis head right / Thunderbolt (SNG ANS 709 ff.) Hiketas, 287-278 BC., AE 22mm.: Zeus Hellanaios / Eagle left ((SNG ANS 787). Plus 2 AE's of Bruttium. Rhegion, 270-203 BC., AE 20: Apollo head left / Tripod ((SNG ANS 711); and, the Brettii, 263-250 BC., Uncia: Zeus head right / Eagle left (SNG ANS 56). All good examples, with pleasing patinas. Lot of 6 coins. Coins grade from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$357
Lot 3741
Sicily, c. 430-400 BC. Lot of Three Small Bronzes. Good lot. First is Leontini, c. 430-422 BC., Tetras: Apollo head / Tripod, two barley corns ((SNG ANS 270). Himera, c. 413-408 BC., Hemilitron: Nymph head left / Six pellets wreath (SNG Lloyd 1035). Lastly, Segesta, c. 400 BC., Hexas: Nymph head right / Dog right, weasel below; Ex Sammlung Ludwig, no. 404 (Calciati I, p. 301, 39 - same dies). All well struck with pleasing patinas. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$345
Lot 3742
  Lot of Six Mostly Asia Minor Small Bronzes, c. 400-75 BC. Included are a number of unidentified mints, but attractive coins nevertheless: AE 19, Herakles / Omphale (probably Lydia); AE 14, Herakles head / female head (perhaps Italy); AE 7, Male head / Fulmen (probably Katana); AE 18, Artemis head / Bull's head. And, perhaps Odessos, AE 16: apollo / River god; plus, Seleucia, Cilicia, c. 200-100 BC., AE 19: Owl in wreath / Club (SNG Levante 710 var.) Worth a close look -- some very pretty items. Lot of 6 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine and better.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$288
Lot 3743
  Syria & Asia Minor, c. 350-50 BC. Lot Six Coins in Silver & Bronze. Lot of 2 nice Seleucid AE's. Antiochos I, AE 13: Athena head / Nike (Newell WSM 1368); and, Demetrios II, AE 24: Zeus / Apollo (Houghton 227). And 2 from Cilicia; Seleukeia Ad Calycadnum, AE 18: Apollo / Horse forepart (SGC 5593 var.); and an AR Obol, Uncertain, c. 350 BC.: Lion forepart / King and monster (SNG Levante 215). Plus Lycia, Massicytes, AR Drachm: Apollo head / Kithara (BMC 8). And, Phoenicia, Sidon, c. 365 BC, AR Eighth Shekel: Galley / King and lion (SGC 5940). All items with good eye appeal. Lot of 6 coins. Coins range from Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$437
Lot 3744
Calabria & Campania, c. 380-300 BC. Lot of 2 AR Fractions. Excellent coins. Calabria, Taras, 4th cent. BC., Obol: Kantharos, three pellets / Kantharos, tripod symbol; Vlasto 1642 var.; SNG ANS --. Campania, Phistelia, c. 380-350 BC, Obol: Facing male head / Barley grain, dolphin symbol; Dewing 111. Both choice strikes and metal, with fine old toning. Lot f 2 coins. Extremely Fine for both.
Estimated Value $175 - 225.
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Realized
$184






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