, 18 January - 17 November 474 and August 476 - 11 April 491 A.D.
Gold never tarnishes, however, ancient gold coins were never pure gold. There is always a small amount of silver in the gold and for reasons that only a chemist could explain, the small amount of silver sometimes tones slightly red. This coin is attractive red gold.
SH85084. Gold , 929, 633, 108/1, 16, 21514, -, about Uncirculated, and struck, lustrous with red tone, 4.456 g, maximum 20.9 mm, 180o, 4th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd reign, Aug 476 - 11 Apr 491, 5th issue; D N AVG, helmeted facing, pearl diademed, trefoil on front of crested helmet, , spear in right over shoulder, on left arm decorated with horseman riding down and spearing enemy; VICTORI-A ∆ ( of the three emperors, 4th ), standing left, long jeweled in right, right, in ; $1350.00 (1201.50)
Lot of 15 Nice Ancient Greek Bronze Coins
LT84637. Bronze Lot, Lot of 15 Nice Ancient Greek Bronze Coins, mostly or all VF, attractive coins with nice patinas, c. 15 - 21mm, unattributed to , no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, , ; $540.00 (480.60)
Lot of 7 Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
LT84639. Mixed Lot, Lot of 7 ancient Greek and Roman coins, appears to be a wide variety of types, 13 - 32mm, unattributed to , no tags or flips, actual coins in the photograph; $165.00 (146.85)
Lot of 15 Very Nice Late Roman Empire AE4s
LT79655. Bronze Lot, Lot of 15 Nice Late Roman Empire AE4s, all VF, with nice green patinas, unattributed, no flips or tags, the actual coins in the photographs, , ; $200.00 (178.00)
Lot of 7 Bronze Coins
LT74045. Bronze Lot, 7 Bronze Coins, 19.9mm to 25.5mm,, F - VF, unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph; $125.00 (111.25)
Lot of 6 Nice Roman Provincial Bronze, Variety of Types
LT77403. Bronze Lot, 6 Roman Provincial Bronze, F - VF, nice coins, unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photographs; $150.00 (133.50)
Lot of 6 Folles
LT77405. Bronze Lot, 6 Folles, F - VF, nice coins, unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph; $170.00 (151.30)
Lot of 10 Greek Bronze Coins From Amisos, Pontos, 120 - 63 B.C.
Amisos was settled c. 760 - 750 B.C. by people from Miletus, who established a flourishing trade relationship with the ancient peoples of Anatolia. Amisos came under the rule of the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great's Macedonian Empire, and then the Kingdom of . The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the after the fall of . In 1200, the city was captured by the Seljuks, to be later taken over by the Ilhanlilar. Amisos today is Samsun, a city of about half a million people on the coast of Turkey.
LT77411. Bronze Lot, 10 Greek bronze coins, F - VF, Amisos (Samsun, Turkey) mint, under rule of Mithradates VI, 120 - 63 B.C.; unattributed to , no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, , ; $290.00 (258.10)
Persian Empire, , Anatolia, Darios I - Xerxes II, c. 485 - 420 B.C.
SH84767. Gold daric, IIIb A/B, 275, 4679, F, bumps and marks, die wear, 8.295 g, maximum 15.7 mm, c. 485 - 420 B.C.; kneeling-running figure of the Great right, bearded, wearing crown and , a quiver at his shoulder, transverse spear downward in right hand, bow in extended left hand; irregular approximately rectangular punch; $1210.00 (1076.90)
, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
From among the very earliest coins.
SH84752. hemihekte, Lydo-Milesian 1/12 , cf. 686, -, -, -, -, I-, Elektron -, VF, crude, 1.154 g, maximum 7.5 mm, uncertain mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; rough geometric (floral?) pattern; roughly square punch with irregular markings within; $450.00 (400.50)
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