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Phil DeVicchi Collection

Hammered Coin Weight, Made From an Alexander the Great Bronze Coin

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Transformed in antiquity, probably for use as a weight. This coin weighs exactly 1/3 of an Attic tetradrachm, equal to a silver octobol. Similar coins are known to have been used as weights.
AA19866. Bronze Attic octobol weight, 5.656g, 24.4 x 9.6mm, aF, dark patina, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse BA, bow-case and club; ex Phil DeVicchi collection; ex CNG auction XXIX (16 Mar 94), lot 1746; SOLD


Rome, Italy, 1st - 3rd Century A.D.

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RX37372. Lead tessera, Rostowzew -, F, weight 3.086 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, obverse Fortuna standing facing, head left, rudder in right, cornucopia in left; reverse Juno standing, patera in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; ex Phil DeVicchi collection; SOLD


Kos, Carian Islands, 166 - 88 B.C.

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A person from Kos is called a "Koan" in English. In Homer's Iliad, a contingent of Koans fought for the Greeks in the Trojan War.
GB50863. Bronze AE 25, SNG Cop 665 ff. (various magistrates), Fair, c/m: VF, weight 10.630 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, die axis 0o, Cos mint, 166 - 88 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; countermark: K∆ monogram in a round punch; reverse [KΩIΩN], lyre in laurel wreath, illegible magistrate's name; ex Phil DeVicchi collection; SOLD


Hammered Coin Weight, Made From an Alexander the Great Bronze Coin

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Transformed in antiquity, probably for use as a weight. This coin weighs exactly 1/3 of an Attic tetradrachm, equal to a silver octobol. Similar coins are known to have been used as weights.
AA21466. Bronze Attic octobol weight, F, transformed in antiquity, weight 5.729 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, obverse head of Herakles right, lion-skin knotted at base of neck; reverse BA, bow-case and club; ex Phil DeVicchi collection; SOLD


Damaskos, Syria, 6 - 5 B.C.

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BB25062. Bronze AE 25, SGICV 5902; RPC 4791, aF, weight 13.424 g, maximum diameter 24.4 mm, die axis 0o, Damaskos mint, 6 - 5 B.C.; obverse turreted head of Tyche right, oval countermark in center; reverse ∆AMACKH/NWN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, date ZT left; ex Frank Kovacs and ex Phil DeVicchi collection; SOLD








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