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Zeno, 18 January - 17 November 474 and August 476 - 11 April 491 A.D.

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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 toned gold.
SH85084. Gold solidus, RIC X 929, DOCLR 633, Depeyrot 108/1, Tolstoi 16, SRCV V 21514, Ratto -, Choice about Uncirculated, well centered and struck, lustrous with red tone, weight 4.456 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd reign, Aug 476 - 11 Apr 491, 5th issue; obverse D N ZENO PERP AVG, helmeted bust facing, pearl diademed, trefoil on front of crested helmet, cuirassed, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm decorated with horseman riding down and spearing enemy; reverse VICTORI-A AVGGG ∆ (victory of the three emperors, 4th officina), Victory standing left, long jeweled cross in right, star right, CONOB in exergue; $1350.00 (€1201.50)


Lot of 15 Nice Ancient Greek Bronze Coins

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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 type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, as-is, no returns; $540.00 (€480.60)


Lot of 7 Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

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LT84639. Mixed Lot, Lot of 7 ancient Greek and Roman coins, appears to be a wide variety of types, 13 - 32mm, unattributed to type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photograph; $165.00 (€146.85)


Lot of 15 Very Nice Late Roman Empire AE4s

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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, as-is, no returns; $200.00 (€178.00)


Lot of 7 Byzantine Bronze Coins

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LT74045. Bronze Lot, 7 Byzantine 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

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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 Byzantine Folles

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LT77405. Bronze Lot, 6 Byzantine 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.

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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 Pontus. The Romans took control in 47 B.C. and Amisos remained within the Byzantine Empire after the fall of Rome. 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 north 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 type, no tags or flips, actual coins in the photographs, as-is, no returns; $290.00 (€258.10)


Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Darios I - Xerxes II, c. 485 - 420 B.C.

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This type was minted in Lydia in Anatolia, while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. The Persian or Achaemenid Empire (c. 550 - 330 B.C.) was the largest empire in ancient history extending across Asia, Africa and Europe, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of Central Asia, Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Iraq, northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and much of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya.Persian Empire

SH84767. Gold daric, Carradice Type IIIb A/B, SNG Cop 275, SGCV II 4679, F, bumps and marks, die wear, weight 8.295 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, c. 485 - 420 B.C.; obverse kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, bearded, wearing crown and kidaris, a quiver at his shoulder, transverse spear downward in right hand, bow in extended left hand; reverse irregular approximately rectangular punch; $1210.00 (€1076.90)


Ionia, c. 625 - 600 B.C.

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From among the very earliest coins.
SH84752. Electrum hemihekte, Lydo-Milesian standard 1/12 stater, cf. SNG Kayhan 686, Rosen -, Weidauer -, Zhuyuetang -, Boston MFA -, Trait้ I-, Elektron -, VF, crude, weight 1.154 g, maximum diameter 7.5 mm, uncertain Ionian mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; obverse rough geometric (floral?) pattern; reverse roughly square punch with irregular markings within; $450.00 (€400.50)




  







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