Magnesia ad Maeandrum, , c. 350 - 320 B.C.
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of , located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of .GS76093. Silver , 5996; p. 159, 11; 414 ff. var. (different magistrate); 809 var. (same), VF, attractive , , on a , 1.614 g, maximum 11.3 mm, 90o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, c. 350 - 320 B.C.; Cavalryman on horseback prancing right, wearing helmet, , and , holding couched spear; bull butting left atop Maeander pattern, MAΓN above, stalk of grain right, MIKYQOS (magistrate's name) below; $135.00 (€120.15)
First Bulgarian Empire, I, 927 - 969 A.D., Lead Seal
This seal was reportedly found together with a hoard of , and solidi, some of which are now available for sale in our Gold section. The seal may have once tied a leather bag containing the coins; perhaps a Bulgarian imperial payment.
was the son of Simeon the Great 893 - 927, architect of the Golden Age for the Bulgarian Empire. In 927 the Bulgarians and the Byzantines signed apeace treaty which recognized Peter's Imperial title, the borders and the Bulgarian Patriarchate. In addition, married Lecapene, renamed (Peace) for the event.
An inferior example (with a finder's cut defacing ) was estimated $1000 and sold for $650 plus fees in XI, 2008.SH33751. Lead
(tag seal), gVF, 18.524 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, + IhSuS XPI[...]+, facing of Christ, holding book of Gospels in left hand, behind ; blundered naming , facing busts of , wearing , and his wife, Eirine ( ) Lecapene, wearing , both crowned, holding between them; well formed seal, nice round thick , attractive buff-grey ; SOLD
Roman Republic, Cotta, 105 B.C.
Vulcan is the divinity of the forge and therefore symbolic of the striking of money.RR74376. Silver
, 314/1b, 577, 21, 191 var. (control), F, 3.24 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 40o, Rome mint, 105 BC; draped of Vulcan right, wearing a laureate , tongs and
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