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Russian Empire, Nicholas II, 1 November 1894 - 15 March 1917, Napoleon's Defeat Centennial Commemorative
NEW On June 24th 1812, French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte led an ill-fated invasion of Russia. This ill-prepared advance on Russia, and his ultimate defeat on December 14th, resulted in Napoleon's exile to the island of Elba. This coin commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the Cossack's victory, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812. This type is 90% silver and only 46,000 were minted. The dies were engraved by M. A. Skudnov.IS96531. Silver ruble, SCWC KM Y68, Bitkin 334, near Mint State, minor bumps and edge nicks; Russian inscription on edge: Pure Silver 4 zolotniks 21 dolyas (parts) (E B), weight 19.859 g, maximum diameter 33.6 mm, die axis 0o, St. Petersburg mint, 1912; obverse Russian legend: Alexander I by God's grace Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia; RУБЛЬ (Ruble) below, crown above double-headed imperial eagle, shield ornamented with St. George spearing dragon on eagle's breast, imperial scepter in right claw, imperial orb in left claw, garland tied with x on tail, various crowned shields on garland around; reverse Russian inscription: This glorious year has passed, but the deeds committed in it will not pass, 1812 above, 1912 below; rare, 46,000 minted; $1500.00 (€1380.00)
Russian Empire, Elizabeth Petrovna, 6 December 1741 - 5 January 1762
NEW Elizabeth remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs because of her decision not to execute a single person during her reign, her numerous construction projects, and her strong opposition to Prussian policies. Elizabeth brought about a remarkable Age of Enlightenment in Russia. Her court became one of the most splendid in Europe. She encouraged foundation of the University of Moscow and the Imperial Academy of Arts. She modernized Russia's roads and financed grandiose projects - the Winter Palace and the Smolny Cathedral in Saint Petersburg are among the chief monuments of her reign. Elizabeth led the Russian Empire during the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years' War (1756–63). Russian troops enjoyed several victories against Prussia and briefly occupied Berlin. She died at the time Frederick the Great was finally considering surrender in January 1762.WO96728. Silver rouble, SCWC KM C19.1, Davenport 1678, gVF, toned, small flan flaws on reverse, weight 25.983 g, maximum diameter 42.1 mm, die axis 0o, Moscow mint, 1742; obverse Б M EЛИCABETb I IMП: ICAMOД: BCEPOC:, crowned and draped bust right, M·M·Д (mintmark) below; reverse MOHETA 1742, crown above crowned double-headed eagle, shield on breast ornamented with St. George spearing dragon, garland tied with X on tail, imperial scepter in right claw, imperial orb in left claw; scarce; $1000.00 (€920.00)
Byzantine Empire, Theme of Chaldia (Trebizond), Theodore Gabras, c. 1075 - 1126 A.D., In the Name of Alexius I
The general Theodore Gabras captured Trebizond and ruled it and the theme of Chaldia as a virtually autonomous state (c. 1081 - 1098). He was celebrated for his martial exploits, and was later venerated as a saint in the region. Following the dissolution of the Byzantine Empire by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the region became the center of the new Empire of Trebizond which survived until falling to the Ottomans in 1461.BZ95867. Bronze follis, Bendall Trebizond (NC 77), p. 133, issue 13B & pl. 7, 18; DOC IV p. 433, 13b; Schlumberger pl. ii, 5; Hendy -; Wroth BMC -; Ratto -, gF, overstruck on Michael IV follis, dark brown patina, obverse off center, light marks, weight 6.735 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 180o, Trebizond (Trabzon, Turkey) mint, c. 1092 - 1098 A.D.; obverse facing bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and himation, Gospels in right hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Ihsoús Xristós - Jesus Christ) across field; reverse Latin cross on three steps, a globule at the end of each arm, AΛBP (Greek: AΛεξιω Bασιλευϖ Pωμαιων - Alexius king of the Romans) in angles, Arab countermark 'Lillah" (For Allah); rare; $800.00 (€736.00)
Great Britain, George III, 25 October 1760 - 29 January 1820
NEW George III was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover. Unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover. His life and reign were longer than any other British monarch before him. Early in his reign, he defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant power in N. America and India. However, many of Britain's American colonies were soon lost to independence. Britain defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Late in life, George III suffered from mental illness. His eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, ruled as regent and later succeeded his father as George IV.UK96730. Gold 1/3 guinea, SCBC 3738, SCWC KM 620, Friedberg 365, EF, light marks, oblique reeded edge, weight 2.797 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1798; obverse GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA· (George III, by the Grace of God), laureate head right; reverse MAG · BRI · FR · ET · HIB · REX (King of Great Britain, France and Ireland) · 1798 ·, crown; $560.00 (€515.20)
Russian Empire, Anna Ioannovna, 26 February 1730 - 28 October 1740
NEW Anna Ioannovna and sometimes anglicized as Anne ruled as Empress of Russia from 1730 to 1740. Much of her administration was defined or heavily influenced by actions set in motion by her uncle, Peter the Great, such as the lavish building projects in St. Petersburg, funding the Russian Academy of Science, and measures which generally favored the nobility, such as the repeal of a primogeniture law in 1730. In the West, Anna's reign was traditionally viewed as a continuation of the transition from the old Muscovy ways to the European court envisioned by Peter the Great. Within Russia, Anna's reign is often referred to as a "dark era."WO96727. Silver rouble, SCWC KM 192.1, Davenport 1671, gVF, light marks, reeded edge, weight 25.615 g, maximum diameter 41.3 mm, die axis 0o, 1733; obverse Б M AHHAIMΠEPATPИЛAICAMOДEPЖИЛA BCEPOCИCКAЯ, crowned and cuirassed bust right; reverse MOHETA 1732, crown above crowned double-headed eagle, shield on breast ornamented with St. George spearing dragon, garland tied with X on tail, imperial scepter in right claw, imperial orb in left claw; $500.00 (€460.00)
Mexico City, Mexico, Spanish Colonial America, Philip IV, 31 March 1621 - 17 September 1665
This coin was struck at the same time time the first English colonies were established in North America.WO97095. Silver 8 reales, Calicó y Trigo 1296 - 1318, KM Spain 38, SCWC KM45, F, legends off flan/unstruck, bumps and marks, irregular flan shape (typical for the type), weight 27.486 g, maximum diameter 41.2 mm, die axis 45o, oM mintmark, Mexico City mint, assayer D, 1621 - 1634; obverse PHILIPVS IIII DEIG (off flan), crowned arms of Spain, O/M/D left; reverse Jerusalem Cross with two castles and two lions in quarters, all inside a quatrefoil design; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 92 (2 Aug 2020), lot 1140; $400.00 (€368.00)
France, Louis XV the Beloved, 1715 - 1774
France took 20 Sols de Navarre coins minted in 1719 and 1720, re-struck them as Sixth Ecu de France (between the years of 1720 and 1723) essentially creating a coin worth 1 livre. These re-struck coins, however, were eventually assigned the value of 18 Sols.WO93952. Silver Ecu, SCWC KM 512.12, Duplessy 1680, Ciani 2122, Lafaurie 698, VF, nicely toned, weight 28.866 g, maximum diameter 41.5 mm, die axis 180o, Bayonne mint, 1771; obverse LVD•XV•D•G•FR•ET•NAV•REX (Louis XV, by the Grace of God, king of France and Navarre), young portrait left, laureate, two flowers (privy mark) below; reverse •SIT•NOMEN•DOMIN•BENEDICTVM*1771• (May the name of the Lord be blessed), crowned arms of France, crowned oval shield with three lis, surrounded by oak wreath; $360.00 (€331.20)
Anglo-Gallic, Edward II, 1307 - 1326
Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most efficient military powers in Europe. His reign saw vital developments in the evolution of the English parliament, the ravages of the Black Death and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. He remained on the throne for 50 years.
The outer obverse legend abbreviates, "BENEDICTUM SIT NOMEN DOMINI NOSTRI," which means, "Blessed be the name of our Lord."ME95908. Silver maille blanche Hibernie, Elias 32, Duplessy Féodales 1049, Poey d'Avant 2864, SCBC-SII 8026; double annulet stops, gVF, light toning, weight 1.798 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 0o, Aquitaine mint, 1326; obverse inner legend: + ED' : REX AnGLIE (Edward King of England); outer legend: + BnDICTV : SIT : nOmE : DnI : nRI (Blessed be the name of the Lord), short cross pattée; reverse + DnS : hIBERnIE (Lord of Ireland), châtel tournois with two turreted towers, three pellets over gateway, and topped with a cross pattée, three pellets in a triangle below; all within tressure of arches containing twelve leaves; $340.00 (€312.80)
Anglo-Gallic, Henry V de Lancastre, King of England, 1413 - 1422
Henry V was the second English monarch from the House of Lancaster. After fighting the Welsh during the revolt of Owain Glyndwr, and against the powerful aristocratic Percys of Northumberland at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Henry came into political conflict with his father, whose health was increasingly precarious after 1405. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the country and embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War (1337-1453). His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and he came close to conquering France. After months of negotiation with Charles VI of France, the Treaty of Troyes (1420) recognized Henry V as regent and heir apparent to the French throne, and he was subsequently married to Charles's daughter, Catherine of Valois. Following Henry V's sudden and unexpected death in France two years later, he was succeeded by his infant son, who reigned as Henry VI.ME96060. Silver Gros Florette, Elias 249a (R), Duplessy 435C, Ciani 591, Lafaurie 439c; leopard mintmark, VF, light toning, porous, edge cracks, weight 2.152 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 0o, Normandy, Rouen mint, 4th issue, authorized 16 Jun 1420; obverse (leopard) h:REX:ANGLIE:Z:hERES:FRANCIE:(Henry King of the Franks), triple pellet stops, annulet under 1st letter, crown above three fleurs-de-lis, leopard rampant on left and right; reverse (leopard) SIT: nOmE: DnI: BENEDICTV (the name of our Lord be blessed), triple pellet stops, S reversed(?), annulet under 1st letter, cross fleury, h within an annulet at center, crown in first quarter, lion in fourth quarter; ex Gordon Andreas Singer; rare; $330.00 (€303.60)
Lot of 29 Coins of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Etc.
NEW LT97475. Lot of 29 coins of Japan, China, Hong Kong, etc., ex Numismatik Naumann auction 96 (1 Nov 2020), lot 950; as-is, no returns; $325.00 (€299.00)
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