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Ptolemaic Kyrenaica, Ptolemy III Euergetes - Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), 246 - 116 B.C.

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Alexander the Great received tribute from the cities of Kyrenaica after he took Egypt. Kyrenaica was annexed by Ptolemy I Soter. It briefly gained independence under Magas of Cyrene, stepson of Ptolemy I, but was reabsorbed into the Ptolemaic empire after his death. It was separated from the main kingdom by Ptolemy VIII and given to his son Ptolemy Apion, who, dying without heirs in 96 B.C., bequeathed it to the Roman Republic.
GP65950. Bronze AE 12, Svoronos 874 (Ptolemy II, 1 specimen), cf. SNG Cop 445 (Ptolemy III), Weiser 105 (Ptolemy V), Noeske 130 (Ptolemy III), SNG Milan 484 (uncertain date), VF, weight 0.881 g, maximum diameter 12.0 mm, die axis 0o, Kyrene mint, 246 - 116 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis; reverse head of Libya right, wearing tainia, cornucopia below chin; $95.00 SALE PRICE $85.50

Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.

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Divi Filius in the obverse legend declares that Domitian is "son of the divine." His father, Vespasian, had been deified by the Senate and Domitian was now the son of a god.
RS70146. Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, Titus 266 (C2); RSC II 397a; BMCRE II Titus 92; BnF III Titus 76; SRCV I 2676, aVF, toned, superb portrait, weight 3.228 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, as caesar, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right; reverse PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, flaming and garlanded column altar; $70.02 (62.32)

Carus, Early September 282 - c. July or August 283 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

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Dikaiosyne is the Greek personification of justice and fair dealing. One of the most common reverse types of Alexandria, she always holds scales and a cornucopia.
RX71220. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4662; Geissen 3162; BMC Alexandria p. 316, 2441; Curtis 1897; Emmett 3996, F, centered, light encrustation, weight 7.246 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, obverse A K M A KA-POC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Dikaiosyne standing left, scales in right hand, double cornucopia in left hand, LA (year 1) upper left; $50.00 (44.50)

Istros, Thrace, 400 - 350 B.C.

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The obverse type has been variously interpreted as representing the Dioscuri, the rising and setting sun, and the two branches of the river Danube. - Greek Coins and Their Values by David Sear
GS76744. Silver 1/4 drachm, SNG BM Black Sea 250; BMC Thrace p. 26, 14; cf. SNG Stancomb 143 (control off flan, trihemiobol), F, struck with worn dies, weight 0.850 g, maximum diameter 11.2 mm, Istros (near Istria, Romania) mint, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse facing male heads, right inverted; reverse IΣTPIH, sea-eagle grasping a dolphin with talons, ΠA monogram below; $48.67 (43.32)

Greek, Macedonian, Jar Handle Stamped MAKE..., 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AK35509. Jar handle; buff clay, stamped with Greek inscription in round stamp, "MAKE..." (Makedonia); 3 inches long, $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI Philometor and Ptolemy VIII, 170 - 164 B.C.

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Two eagles on the reverse may be symbolic of the joint rule of Ptolemy VI and his younger brother.
GP42314. Bronze AE 31, Svoronos 1424, SNG Cop 306 ff., Noeske 212 ff., Hosking 75, Weiser 142 (Ptolemy V, 180 - 176 B.C.), SGCV II 7900, VF, green patina, some corrosion and encrustation, weight 26.233 g, maximum diameter 32.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, obverse diademed head of Zeus Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left, side-by-side, on thunderbolt, double cornucopia left; BIG 32mm Bronze!; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), Second Reign, 145 - 116 B.C.

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Ptolemy VIII's nickname was Physcon, which means potbelly.

Weiser assigns the type to Ptolemy X Alexander, presumably because Alexander would favor his namesake as a type, but notes the attribution is hypothetical.
GP42364. Bronze AE 27, Svoronos 1493, SNG Cop 335, Weiser 174 (Ptolemy X, c. 101 B.C.), Noeske 253, Hosking -, aVF, weight 16.155 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, obverse head of Alexander right wearing elephant-skin head-dress; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Republic of Venice, Doge Giovanni Gradenigo, 1355 - 1356

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Giovanni Gradenigo (died August 8, 1356) was the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa.

The tornesello was minted in Venice but was specifically designated for use by the administrators of colonies of Coron and Modon, Negroponte and Crete. Struck in an alloy of 1/9 silver, they were intended as a replacement for the Frankish denier tournois, last minted in 1350.
ME46271. Billon tornesello, Stahl tornesello 3, Biaggi 2831 (R3), VF, weight 0.630 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 90o, obverse + IO : GRADOIGO : DVX, cross patte; reverse + VEXELIFER . VENETIA, winged lion of San Marco, seated facing, holding Gospels in forepaws; ex Chalkis Hoard, ex Alex G. Malloy; very rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Tacitus, 25 September 275 - June 276 A.D.

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Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshipped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA47000. Silvered antoninianus, MER-RIC 3257, RIC V 44, Bastien IX 30, BnF XII 1406, Venra Hoard 1139 - 1143, VF, well centered, much silvering, weight 3.904 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, issue 1, Nov - Dec 275 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, olive-branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left, no mark; scarce; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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In 280, Probus defeated the usurpers, Proculus at Lugdunum (Lyon), Bonosus at Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne), and Julius Saturninus at Apamea, Syria.
RA46840. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V, part 2, 913, gVF, near full silvering, weight 3.465 g, maximum diameter 22.9 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, emperor riding left, raising hand, captive at foot before horse, V below, XXI M(oneta) C(yzicus) in ex; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00



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