, Justinian II, 10 July 685 - Late 695 and Summer 705 - 4 November 711 A.D., Portrait of Christ
The portrait on this coin was based on an icon believed by the people of the time to bear a miraculous resemblance to Christ’s actual appearance.SH73339. Gold , , 2, 2nd reign, 2b; 1; 12; 2; 1705; 2b; 17.3; 1415, EF, lustrous, nearly as struck, 4.365 g, maximum 20.418 mm, 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 2nd reign, 705 - 711 A.D.; O N IhS ChS REX - REGNANTIYM, of Christ facing, curly hair, short beard, wearing and , Gospels in left, behind head; IYSTINIANYS ET TIbERIYS PP A, Justinian (on left) and , half-length facing, each wears crown, and , holding on three steps in center; for this extraordinary , since 2000 only 16 auction sales are recorded on Coin Archives Pro; ; $5200.00 (€4524.00)
, , Second Democracy, 466 - 405 B.C.
Following Heron's death, democracy was in 466 B.C. Similar to at Athens, the polis was governed by a council and popular assembly with an executive consisting of elected generals or strategoi. fought against Athens 427 - 424 B.C. and again 415 - 413 B.C.; ultimately was victorious. With further reforms by Diocles, the democratic nature of Syracuse's political structure was further strengthened. SH70877. Silver , 509 (V268/R362), 162 (same dies), VF, attractive Arethusa, die worn, edge flaw, 16.852 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 270o, mint, c. 460 - 450 B.C.; charioteer driving slow right, reins in both , flying right above crowning horses, ketos swimming right in ; ΣYPAKOΣON, diademed head of Arethusa right, hair rolled and tucked under diadem, wearing earring and necklace, four dolphins swimming around clockwise; $1800.00 (€1566.00)
Mytilene, , c. 377 - 326 B.C.
Mytilene was famous in ancient times for its great output of coins struck from the late 6th through mid - 4th centuries B.C. The usual was the hekte (1/6th ). Warwick noted in the British Museum Catalog, "The Sixths of [this series] form one of the most beautiful coin-series of the ancient world. This will be evident from a glance."SH73442. hekte, Em. 99; 321; 1729; 1025; 1735; 5631, gVF, , minor die wear, 2.564 g, maximum 10.5 mm, 0o, Mytilene mint, c. 377 - 326 B.C.; head of right, wearing wreath and , two stars flanking cap; head of right in linear square; ex XVII (6 - 7 Jan 2015), lot 599; ex CNG auction 72 (14 Jun 2006), lot 714; $1300.00 (€1131.00)
, February - 9 March 69 A.D.
The second issue of is characterized by the missing M in the and a changed coiffure. This combined with the serene portrait makes this particular die one of the nicest ones available.SH72955. Silver , 10, 15, 19, 11, 2163, VF, portrait, nicely , on a , 3.475 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Feb - 9 Mar 69 A.D.; IMP , right; , standing left, wreath in right, long in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex CNG, ex Harlan J. ; ; $1200.00 (€1044.00)
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.; head of facing slightly right; ΠIΞΩ∆APOY, standing right, (double-headed axe) over shoulder in right, lotus-tipped vertical in left; $970.00 (€843.90)
Mytilene, , c. 454 - 427 B.C.
Mytilene revolted against Athens in 428 B.C. but was overcome by an Athenian expeditionary force. The Athenian public assembly voted to massacre all the men of the city and to sell the women and children into slavery but changed its mind the next day. A fast trireme sailed the 186 nautical miles (344 km) in less than a day and brought the decision to cancel the massacre.SH73118. hekte, Em. 52; 978, gVF, slightly off center, 2.546 g, maximum 10.8 mm, 0o, Mytilene mint, c. 454 - 427 B.C.; young male head right, hair in band; wreathed male head right, wearing long beard, in square; ex CNG auction 342, lot 272; $900.00 (€783.00)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D.
was the first emperor who was not of Senatorial rank, his birth was obscure, and he had never distinguished himself in any matter of public service. Rumors soon spread that he was born a slave, was trained as gladiator, and was complicit in Caracalla's murder. Doomed from the moment his father took the purple, paid with his life for his father's hubris.SL70860. Silver , 102a, 87, 3, 7449, NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5 (4161195-005), 2.79 g, maximum 20.3 mm, 0o, Rome mint, as , 11 Apr 217 - mid May 218 A.D.; M ANT DIADVMENIAN , bare-headed, draped and right; , standing slightly left, head right, in military dress, in right, short in left, two grounded standards behind on right; from the Dr. Sam Mansourati Collection; ; $800.00 (€696.00)
Kingdom of , Prusias II , 185 - 149 B.C.
Prusias II, son of Prusias I, inherited his father's name but not his character. He first joined with Eumenes of in war against , but later turned on and invaded. He was defeated and demanded heavy reparations. Prusias sent his son Nicomedes II to Rome to ask for aid in reducing the payments. When Nicomedes revolted, Prusias II was murdered in the temple of Zeus at Nikomedia.SH71000. Bronze AE 22, 640; p. 210, 8; 256 var ( ); 26; 629; 7266, VF, nice , 6.393 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 0o, Nikomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, c. 180 - 150 B.C.; head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY, standing right, playing , his cloak flying behind, NΦ inner right under raised foreleg; $800.00 (€696.00)
, First Half 283 - Spring 285 A.D.
RB71344. Bronze , 152, 492, aEF, fantastic , perfect centering, 4.691 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 2nd emission of , October 282 A.D.; CARINVS NOBIL , and left, spear (or ?) over shoulder in right, ornamented with head of in left; , standing right, transverse spear in right, globe in left, D right; beautiful coin!; $800.00 (€696.00)
Kingdom of , , 305 - 281 B.C., Portrait of Alexander the Great
Lampsacus was known as center for worship of Priapus, who was said to have been born there.
notes that Lampsacus was Lysimachos' largest mint in , with approximately 150 known dies. Output from Lampsacus declined when Amphipolis began its extensive coinage c. 288 B.C.SH72206. Silver , Gorny & Mosch auction 138 (7 Mar 2005), lot 1196; -, -, -, -, -, -, -, et al. -, Nice gVF, , sculptural high relief, nice , light marks, 16.910 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 0o, uncertain mint, c. 280 - 250 B.C.; diademed head of deified Alexander the Great wearing the horn of ; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, enthroned left, crowning name in extended right hand, left arm rests on grounded round decorated with , transverse spear against right side, Λ/ο inner left; unpublished in the references examined by , one other example referenced from trade; ex Numismatics auction 11, lot 39; very ; $760.00 (€661.20)
◁◁ ◀ ▶ ▷▷
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE FROM THIS CATEGORY - FORVM's PRIOR SALES
Page created in 1.841 seconds