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Die Mnzen des Thracischen Konigs Lysimachus

|Greek| |Books|, |Die| |Mnzen| |des| |Thracischen| |Konigs| |Lysimachus|
A standard reference for Lysimachus coins.
BK34118. Die Mnzen des Thracischen Konigs Lysimachus by Ludwig Mller, 1858; 102 pages, 9 plates, priced below our cost!; $50.00 SALE PRICE $30.00


Later Indo-Scythians, (From the Numismatic Chronicle 1893-94) 1979, Alexander Cunningham

|Greek| |Books|, |Later| |Indo-Scythians,| |(From| |the| |Numismatic| |Chronicle| |1893-94)| |1979,| |Alexander| |Cunningham|
 
BL20299. Later Indo-Scythians, (From the Numismatic Chronicle 1893-94), 1979 by Alexander Cunningham, edited by A. K. Narain, published in India, 1979, hardcover, 293 pages, 10 plates, cover wear, international shipping at the actual cost of postage; $40.00 SALE PRICE $20.00


Der Knigs Weg, 9000 Jahre Kunst und Kultur in Jordanien

|Other| |Books|, |Der| |Knigs| |Weg,| |9000| |Jahre| |Kunst| |und| |Kultur| |in| |Jordanien|
The king's way 9000 years of art and culture in Jordan.
BK22490. Der Knigs Weg, 9000 Jahre Kunst und Kultur in Jordanien by Philipp von Zabern, 1987, in German, 372 pages, illustrated, used, very good condition, international shipping at actual cost of shipping; $10.00 SALE PRICE $5.00


Lot of 65 Seleukid bronzes, 305 - 63 B.C.

|Multiple| |Coin| |Lots|, |Lot| |of| |65| |Seleukid| |bronzes,| |305| |-| |63| |B.C.||Lot|NEW
 
LT96202. Bronze Lot, 65 Seleukid Empire bronze coins, c. 9.7 - 21.5mm, 305 - 63 B.C.; unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns, 65 coins; $360.00 (342.00)


Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Lot of 11 Scarce Bronzes, 305 - 30 B.C.

|Multiple| |Coin| |Lots|, |Ptolemaic| |Kingdom| |of| |Egypt,| |Lot| |of| |11| |Scarce| |Bronzes,| |305| |-| |30| |B.C.||Lot|NEW
The following list was provided by the consignor. Types and grades have not been verified by FORVM:
1) Ptolemy I, AE20, Bust of Alexander, Svoronos 220, gF.
2) Ptolemy I, AE15, Cypriot Mint, Svoronos 630, VF, ex Ora Eads Collection.
3) Ptolemy II, imitative issue, Syracuse, Svoronos 610. aVF.
4) Ptolemy IV, AE20, Draped bust of Ptolemy III right, Svoronos 1000, gF/aF, countermark on each side.
5) Ptolemy IV, AE20, Draped bust of Ptolemy III right, Svoronos 1000, aF.
6) Berenike II or Cleopatra I, AE22, Veiled female bust right / Marathos standing, leaning on column, VF, rough, ex Ora Eads Collection.
7) Marathos, AE16, Veiled goddess or Cleopatra I right / prow right, BMC 15-18, VF, ex Ora Eads Collection.
8) Ptolemy IV, AE26, Kyrene, Jugate heads Apollo and Artemis, Svoronos 1137, F, harshly cleaned, obv. pitted, very rare, ex CNG 340 (12 Mar 14), lot 216.
9) Ptolemy VIII, AE12, Kyrene, Eagle left, wings open, Svoronos 1655, VF.
10) Ptolemy XII, AE24, Cypriot Mint, large cornucopia symbol before one eagle standing left, Svoronos 1814, aVF, typical thin flan.
11) Late Ptolemaic, c. 100 B.C., Svoronos 1698 var., VF, skeuomorph central marks.
LT96208. Bronze Lot, Ptolemaic Egypt, 11 scarce bronzes, c. 305 - 30 B.C.; unattributed, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns, 11 coins; $550.00 (522.50)


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, c. 96 - 63 B.C.

|Cappadocian| |Kingdom|, |Cappadocian| |Kingdom,| |Ariobarzanes| |I| |Philoromaios,| |c.| |96| |-| |63| |B.C.||drachm|NEW
Ariobarzanes I was a Cappadocian nobleman of obscure Persian descent. After the Roman Senate rejected the claims of Ariarathes IX, he was made king through a vote of Cappadocian citizens and with the support of the Roman consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He ruled a kingdom that was a Roman protectorate but was removed three separate times by Mithridates before not only securing but actually increasing his lands under Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War. He abdicated to make way for the rule of his son Ariobarzanes II.
GS99754. Silver drachm, Cohen DCA 460; HGC 7 846; cf. Simonetta p. 40, 1 ff. (various controls); BMC Galatia p. 41, 1 ff. (same), aF, toned, scratches, marks, weight 4.071 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, c. 96 - 64 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike bearing wreath and palm in right hand, grounded shield and spear in left hand, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) downward on right, APIOBAPZANOY downward on left, ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY (friend of the Romans) below, obscure monograms (controls) left, right and/or in exergue; ex Jesus Vico auction 161 (21 Apr 2022), lot 160 (part of); $70.00 (66.50)


Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochus III the Great, 223 - 187 B.C.

|Seleucid| |Kingdom|, |Seleukid| |Kingdom,| |Antiochus| |III| |the| |Great,| |223| |-| |187| |B.C.||drachm|
At the age of eighteen, Antiochus III inherited a disorganized state. Much of Anatolia had been lost and the easternmost provinces had revolted and broken away. After some initial defeats, Antiochus took Judaea from Ptolemaic Egypt and then conquered Anatolia, earning him the epithet "the Great." In 192 B.C. Antiochus invaded Greece with a 10,000-man army, and was elected the commander in chief of the Aetolian League. In 191 B.C., however, the Romans routed him at Thermopylae, forcing him to withdraw to Anatolia. The Romans followed up by invading Anatolia and defeating him again. By the Treaty of Apamea 188 B.C., Antiochus abandoned all territory north and west of the Taurus, most of which the Roman Republic gave either to Rhodes or to the Attalid ruler Eumenes II, its allies. Many Greek cities were left free. As a consequence of this blow to the Seleucid power, the provinces which had recovered by Antiochus, reasserted their independence. Antiochus mounted a fresh eastern expedition. He died while pillaging a temple of Bel at Elymas, Persia, in 187 B.C.

Apamea was the home base of the Seleucid elephant corps.
GS99753. Silver drachm, Houghton-Lorber I 1065(4), Houghton CSE 1188, Newell ESM 631 var. (control), SNG Spaer 692 var. (same); HGC 9 453a (perhaps Apameia on the Axios, S), aVF, very high sculptural relief portrait, iridescent toning, corrosion, scratches, tiny edge chip, weight 3.604 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 0o, Apamea on the Orontes (Syria) mint, c. 204 - 197 B.C.; obverse Antiochos diademed head right; reverse elephant walking right, M (control) upper right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ (king) above, ANTIOXOY in exergue; ex Jesus Vico auction 161 (21 Apr 2022), lot 160 (part of); scarce; $180.00 (171.00)


Kingdom of Bosporus, Rheskuporis V (VI), 314 - 342 A.D., Constantine the Great Reverse

|Bosporan| |Kingdom|, |Kingdom| |of| |Bosporus,| |Rheskuporis| |V| |(VI),| |314| |-| |342| |A.D.,| |Constantine| |the| |Great| |Reverse||stater|
The Bosporan Kingdom (or Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus) was in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula on the shores of the Cimmerian Bosporus, the present-day Strait of Kerch (it was not named after the Bosphorus beside Istanbul). The mixed population adopted Greek language and civilization. The prosperity of the kingdom was based on the export of wheat, fish and slaves. The kingdom's golden age was 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. At the end of the 2nd century A.D., King Sauromates II inflicted a critical defeat on the Scythians and expanded his state to include the entire Crimea. It was the longest surviving Roman client kingdom, lasting until it was overrun by the Huns c. 375 A.D.
RP99729. Billon stater, MacDonald 679/1; Anokhin 769; SNG Stancomb 1034; BMC Pontus pl. XVIII, 12 (not in text), gVF, centered on a tight flan, black patina, weight 7.472 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 0o, Pantikapaion (Kerch, Crimea) mint, 323 - 324 A.D.; obverse BACIΛEVC PHCKOVΠOPI∆OC, diademed and draped bust of Rheskuporis right, wreath (of tiny pellets, control symbol) lower right; reverse laureate and draped bust of the Roman emperor Constantine the great right, K-X ([year] 620 [of the Bosporan Era]) divided across field; $120.00 (114.00)


Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.

|Mattathias| |Antigonus|, |Judean| |Kingdom,| |Mattathias| |Antigonus| |(Mattatayah),| |40| |-| |37| |B.C.||prutah|
Parthia took Judaea in 40 B.C. and made Mattathias Antigonus their vassal King. Antigonus bit off Hyrcanus II's ears to render him ineligible for High Priest and sent him to Babylon in chains. Herod fled to Rome but returned with Roman support and took Jerusalem in 37 B.C. Dio Cassius says Antigonus was crucified but most accounts say he was beheaded.

On this type the inscription is almost always retrograde. The Paleo-Hebrew inscription reads, in two retrograde lines, from left to right: MTT/YH (Mattatayah). The last letter blundered. See Reading Judean Coins in NumisWiki.
JD97660. Bronze prutah, Meshorer TJC 40, Hendin 6199, Sofaer 437, SNG ANS 192, HGC 10 649, SNG Cop -, gF, dark patina with highlighting buff earthen deposits, reverse off center, clear pre-strike casting seam and sprues (as usual for the type), weight 1.655 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, 40 - 37 B.C.; obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription in two lines: MTT/YH (Mattatayah), surrounded by wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley ear between horns, border of dots; from an Israeli collection; scarce; $80.00 (76.00)


Judean Kingdom, Mattathias Antigonus (Mattatayah), 40 - 37 B.C.

|Mattathias| |Antigonus|, |Judean| |Kingdom,| |Mattathias| |Antigonus| |(Mattatayah),| |40| |-| |37| |B.C.||prutah|
Parthia took Judaea in 40 B.C. and made Mattathias Antigonus their vassal King. Antigonus bit off Hyrcanus II's ears to render him ineligible for High Priest and sent him to Babylon in chains. Herod fled to Rome but returned with Roman support and took Jerusalem in 37 B.C. Dio Cassius says Antigonus was crucified but most accounts say he was beheaded.
JD97662. Bronze prutah, Meshorer TJC 40, Hendin 6199, Sofaer 437, SNG ANS 192, HGC 10 649, SNG Cop -, gF, dark patina with highlighting light deposits, obverse off center, double thickness with seam and sprues as usual for the type, weight 2.241 g, maximum diameter 15.2 mm, die axis 0o, Jerusalem mint, 40 - 37 B.C.; obverse retrograde Paleo-Hebrew inscription in two lines: MTT/YH (Mattatayah), surrounded by wreath and border of dots; reverse double cornucopia adorned with ribbons, barley ear between horns, border of dots; from an Israeli collection; scarce; $90.00 (85.50)











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