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A common coin, but a long provenance from the 1800's (if I am looking these up correctly).  My husband tells me that Sir Hermann Weber was the physician to the queen and best friends with a man alleged to be Jack the Ripper, but I haven't verified any of that. :)  I believe John Work Garrett was an important railroad bigshot?

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Æ 32mm (21.24 gm, 12h). AVT K M AV AN TWNINOC E E, laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / ANTIOX EWN M KOLW, Tyche of Antioch seated left, holding grain ears river god Orontes below, ram running left above; D E above S C across field. BMC Galatia etc. pg. 206, 459; L&K 2008; Weber 7969 (this coin).

(Triton VIII) -- From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex John Work Garrett Collection III (Leu/Numismatic Fine Arts 29 March 1984), lot 468 (part of); Sir Hermann Weber Collection; William Webster Collection.

Featherz!  You call that ordinary?  A plate coin and a wonderful specimen!

     Nice coin!
     Who is it that your husband meant as the suspected Jack the Ripper?  
     I recently read a book quite convincingly proposing a new candidate, but hadn't known there was a numismatic connection!

Jerome Holderman:

--- Quote from: whitetd49 on January 24, 2005, 11:50:33 am ---Featherz!  You call that ordinary?  A plate coin and a wonderful specimen!

--- End quote ---

My thoughts exactly!! Great Coin!!

The candidate he was putting up was Sir William Gull- as stated here:

"Sir William was soon after removed to bed, where he received every attendance from Dr. Hermann Weber, an old friend, Dr. Charles D. Hood, his regular medical attendant, and Dr. Acland, his son-in-law."

I'm not very familiar with the story, but apparently Sir William Gull was one of the Ripper candidates.


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