, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
The referenced coins are not very similar. It might be more appropriate to describe this coin as unpublished but perhaps the pattern is purely random and it is from the same mint and issue as the or Von Aulock coin.
SH76827. 1/24 , cf. 688, 7768, (neither very similar), -, -, I -, -, -, VF, 0.710 g, maximum 6.8 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; random(?) pattern of shapes and pellets; a roughly square punch with a central pellet surrounded by a random(?) pattern of curved lines; $640.00 (€569.60)
, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
SH77549. 1/24 , 51, cf. 269 (hemihekte) and 309 (1/96th ), Weidauer-, -, -, VF, , bumps and marks, earthen deposits, 0.537 g, maximum 5.5 mm, uncertain mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; raised square; square punch; $540.00 (€480.60)
, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Rough Irregular "Typeless"
Some sales catalogs describe similar coins as the striated . The roughly parallel lines on the striated appear to be impressed into the "obverse" by lines cut into the anvil. On this coin, it appears the rough irregular "typeless" surface is simply flattened rough pre-strike features from the raw irregular nugget-like "planchet." Based on the apparent wear on the punch, huge numbers of this may have been struck. Very few have survived. This is the first example handled by .
SH77378. 1/24 , cf. 7768, 682, I 14 -15, -, -, VF, 0.647 g, maximum 5.7 mm, uncertain mint, 650 - 600 B.C.; flattened rough irregular "typeless" surface; roughly square pyramidal punch with striated sides, divided roughly in half by a raised irregular line, striated sides and the irregular line appear to be the result of wear; very ; $1350.00 (€1201.50)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
was the Roman personification of Hope. In art is normally depicted carrying flowers or a , but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, and raising a fold of her dress with her left hand. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.
RS77391. Silver , 181d, 390, 417, 143, 177, 3479, VF, on broad , light , struck with a cracked die, edge splits, 2.961 g, maximum 20.3 mm, Rome mint, 125 - 128 A.D.; HADRIANVS , laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; , standing left, raising flower in right hand, lifting fold of drapery with left; $155.00 (€137.95)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D.
was the son of , made at the age of nine in 217 A.D. and in 218. After his father's defeat he fled towards but was overtaken and executed.
SH77397. Silver , 107.1a (S), 12; 1, cf. p. 508, M82 ( , but noted); -, NGC AU (about uncirculated) (3819479-44); full centering, mint luster, 2.935 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, as , 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; M DIADVMENIANVS , bare-headed and draped right, from behind; (prince of youth), standing slightly left, left, in military dress, baton in right hand, nearly vertical in left hand, legionary and standing in ground behind him on right; certified (slabbed) by NGC; ex FORVM (2009); ; $670.00 (€596.30)
, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
was the Roman goddess of health. She was to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of , the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
RS77389. Silver , 137a, 1326, 80, 314, 112, 3539 var. (laureate, draped, and ), EF, portrait, , light rose , light marks, slightly , 3.473 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. 123 A.D.; IMP TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped right; , seated left, feeding snake rising from with in right hand, resting left elbow on chair, in ; $225.00 (€200.25)
Persian Empire, Carian Satrapy, Pixodaros, c. 340 - 335 B.C.
Pixodarus was the youngest of the three sons of , all of whom successively ruled. To secure the friendship of , of , Pixodarus offered his eldest daughter in marriage to his Philip's son Arrhidaeus. Arrhidaeus' ambitious younger brother, Alexander (later Alexander the Great) offered himself instead. Pixodarus eagerly agreed but Philip put an end to the scheme. Pixodarus died, apparently a natural death, before Alexander landed in in 334 B.C. and was succeeded by his Persian son-in-law Orontobates.
SH90963. Silver , 597; 2375; 280; 891; 2913; p. 185, 5 ff.; 6608; 4966, gVF, some nicks or flaws, some pitting, , 7.000 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 0o, Mylasa mint, c. 340 - 335 B.C.; of facing slightly right; ΠIΞΩ∆APOY, standing right, (double-headed axe) over shoulder in right, lotus-tipped vertical in left; $560.00 (€498.40)
, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D., (Jerusalem), Palestina
After the First Jewish Revolt, the Jews were disbursed from Jerusalem and prohibited even from visiting. About 130 A.D. established a colony on the site and built a temple to on the temple mount. His actions prompted the Second Jewish Revolt or Bar Kochba Rebellion.
SH90827. Bronze AE 27, 170 (same dies), 141, 154, 89, F, 13.132 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C G MES Q TRA DECIVS AVG, laureate right; COL AEL KAP COM P F, seated left on throne, on , reaching right hand toward at feet on left, long vertical behind in left; from the J. Collection; extremely ; $480.00 (€427.20)
, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D., Tyre,
Dido, the founder and first queen of , is primarily known from Virgil's Aeneid. Upon succeeding their father as of Tyre, Dido's brother Pygmalion had her husband Sichaeus killed in a plot to seize his immense wealth. Dido, with a large group of friends and followers, escaped Tyre, carrying with them all of Sichaeus' treasure. As depicted on the of this coin, Dido made a sacrifice at the temple of Melqart-Hercules before leaving. The on some other Valerian types, we know of one example struck with this same die, depict Dido in beginning construction.
RP75357. Bronze , Unpublished in the many references examined by , cf. 2354 ( and ), 2503 (same), VF, , porous, adjustment marks, 11.064 g, maximum 28.9 mm, 180o, Tyre mint, Oct 253 - Jun 260 A.D.; IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate and right; COL TVRO MET, Dido standing right, on , extending both toward a temple of Melqart-Hercules in perspective to upper right, club within the temple, flaming column at her feet, shell on right below temple; from the J. Collection; the best of the few examples of the known to ; extremely ; $800.00 (€712.00)
Kingdom of , , Micipsa, 148 - 118 B.C.
When Masinissa died, rule was divided among his three sons by Publius Cornelius Aemilianus, to whom Masinissa had given the authority to administer his estate. Micipsa received the Numidian capital of Cirta along with the palace and treasury, Gulussa the charge of war, and Mastarnable the administration of justice. After his brothers died, Micipsa alone controlled the kingdom.
GB62886. Bronze AE 27, 509 ff., 6596, aF, 9.747 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, Cirta mint, 148 - 118 B.C.; laureate (Micipsa?) left with pointed beard, dot ; horse rearing left, Punic letters below horse; $60.00 (€53.40)
Page created in 1.155 seconds