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Richard Pearlman Collection

Richard Pearlman is an ancient coin specialist dealer with a great eye for selecting beautiful coins at great prices. He frequently participates in coin shows across the U.S. We are pleased Mr. Pearlman has selected Forum Ancient Coins to provide his online presence by offering a selection from his collection here. The pieces offered on this page will change frequently. We hope you check it regularly or click the notify button just above on the right to be informed by email when Mr. Pearlman adds coins here.

Roman Egypt, Terracotta Bulla Seal, c. 150 - 250 A.D.

|R.| |Pearlman| |Collection|, |Roman| |Egypt,| |Terracotta| |Bulla| |Seal,| |c.| |150| |-| |250| |A.D.|
A bulla (plural, Bullae), is a lump of clay or lead molded around a cord and stamped with a seal that identifies the sender. With a bulla in place a container cannot be violated without visible damage to either the bulla or the cord, thereby ensuring the contents remain tamper-proof until they reach their destination.
AS46909. Roman Egypt, Terracotta bulla seal, weight 1.489 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, c. 150 - 250 A.D.; SOLD

Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D.

|Tiberius|, |Tiberius,| |19| |August| |14| |-| |16| |March| |37| |A.D.||aureus|
The "Gold Tribute Penny." The Gospel of Thomas 100:1-4 (excluded from the New Testament) tells a slightly different version of the "Tribute Penny" story.."They showed Jesus a gold (coin) and said to him: Caesars agents demand taxes from us. He said to them: Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar; give to God what belongs to God, and give to me what is mine."
SH56930. Gold aureus, Giard Lyon, group 4, 149; RIC I 29 (R); BMCRE I 46; Calico 305b (S.1); Cohen 15; SRCV I 1760, aVF, weight 7.475 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 270o, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, c. 18 - 35 A.D.; obverse TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right; reverse PONTIF MAXIM (high priest), Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with decorated legs, a single line below, long scepter vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, feet on footstool; scarce; SOLD

Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.

|Augustus|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.||denarius|
IMP X SICIL refers to the victory at Naulochus over Sextus Pompey on 3 September 36 B.C.

In the forest of Arcadia, Pan gave Artemis two black-and-white dogs, three reddish ones, and one spotted one - these dogs were able to hunt even lions. Pan also gave Artemis seven bitches of the finest Arcadian breed. However, Artemis only ever brought seven dogs hunting with her at any one time.
SH56961. Silver denarius, RIC I 173a, RSC I 146, VF, banker's mark, toned, weight 3.822 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 15 B.C.; obverse AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right; reverse IMP - X / SICIL, Diana standing half-left, looking right, wearing short tunic, spear vertical in right, bow at side in left, dog standing left at feet on left; SOLD

Constantius I, May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.

|Constantius| |I|, |Constantius| |I,| |May| |305| |-| |25| |July| |306| |A.D.||argenteus|
SH56952. Silver argenteus, RIC VI Serdica 11a, RSC V 304A corr., Cohen VII -, Choice aEF, weight 3.326 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Serdica (Sofia, Bulgaria) mint, as Augustus, 305 - 306 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVS MILITVM (courage of the soldiers), campgate with three turrets,SMSDΔ in exergue; near full circles strike; rare (R4); SOLD

Byzantine Empire, Romanus III Argyrus, 12 November 1028 - 11 April 1034

|Romanus| |III|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Romanus| |III| |Argyrus,| |12| |November| |1028| |-| |11| |April| |1034||histamenon| |nomisma|
Romanus III married Zoe, daughter of Constantine VII. He thought a lot of himself, but in fact, was inept, corrupt and self-absorbed. His government was corrupt and mismanaged. He made the fatal mistake of ignoring his wife Zoe. He was poisoned and drowned.
SH54376. Gold histamenon nomisma, DOC III-2 1d, Morrisson BnF 43/Cp/AV/01, Ratto 1972, Sommer 43.2.2, SBCV 1819, Wroth BMC 2, gVF, weight 4.340 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 12 Nov 1028 - 11 Apr 1034; obverse + IhS XIS REX REGNANTInm (Jesus Christ King of Kings), Christ enthroned, wears nimbus cruciger, pallium, & colobium, raises hand, holds Gospels; reverse ΘCE bOHΘ RWMANW (god-bearer help the Romans), MΘ (mother of God) above center, nimbate Virgin (on right) wears pallium and maphorium, with right hand she crowns Romanus, who is bearded and wears a crown, sakkos and loros, globus cruciger in his right, four pellets in loros end below globus; scarce; SOLD

Lucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D; Roman Provincial Egypt

|Lucius| |Verus|, |Lucius| |Verus,| |7| |March| |161| |-| |February| |169| |A.D;| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|
Lucius Verus' coins struck at Alexandria are scarcer than might be expected based on the availabliltiy of his coins struck at Rome.
SH56971. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 3694, Kampmann-Ganschow 39.22, cf. Emmett 2337, Geissen -, Curtis -, Milne -, BMC Alexandria -, aVF, porous, weight 9.013 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 162 A.D.; obverse Λ AYPHΛIOC OVHPOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse Eagle standing right, with spread wings, head left, palm to right, L B (year 2) across fields; very rare variant; SOLD

Ambrakia, Epirus, Greece, c. 360 - 338 B.C.

|Epirus|, |Ambrakia,| |Epirus,| |Greece,| |c.| |360| |-| |338| |B.C.||stater|
This coin was struck near the end of Corinthian type series at Ambrakia, within the two decades before the mint was closed by the Macedonian occupation, c. 338 B.C.
SH54407. Silver stater, Pegasi II 90, SNG Cop -, BMC Corinth -, VF, weight 8.423 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, Ambrakia (Arta, Greece) mint, c. 360 - 338 B.C.; obverse Pegasos with pointed wing flying right, A below; reverse head of Athena (or Aphrodite) left in Corinthian helmet over leather cap, profile of Achelous right behind; attractive style; SOLD

Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Volusian|, |Volusian,| |c.| |November| |251| |-| |July| |or| |August| |253| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|
In 252, the Persian Emperor Shapur I invaded Armenia and, taken by surprise, destroyed a large Roman army at Barbalissos. He then invaded the defenceless Syrian provinces, captured all of its legionary posts and ravaged its cities, including Antioch, without any response. In 253, Uranius Antoninus (a priest and descendant of the royal house of Emesa) confronted Sapor and forced him to retreat. Uranius Antoninus also, however, proclaimed himself emperor.
SH54364. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 5124, Milne 3843, Curtis 1474, Emmett 3680, Choice VF, weight 11.688 g, maximum diameter 24.5 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 252 - 253 A.D.; obverse ANT K Γ ANTΦ ΓANTΛ B BOΛOYCIANOC EVC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse laureate bust of Asklepios right, himation on left shoulder, serpent staff before, LΓ (year 3) behind; very rare; SOLD

Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior

|Marcianopolis|, |Philip| |II,| |July| |or| |August| |247| |-| |Late| |249| |A.D.,| |Marcianopolis,| |Moesia| |Inferior||pentassarion|
Homonoia was the goddess (or spirit or personification) of harmony, concord, unanimity, and oneness of mind. She is usually depicted either seated or standing with a cornucopia.
RP54379. Bronze pentassarion, Varbanov I 2096, AMNG I/I 1213, SNG Cop -, SNG Hunterian -, SNG Righetti -, Lindgren -, SGICV -, VF, attractive green patina, weight 11.556 g, maximum diameter 26.7 mm, die axis 45o, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, obverse M IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAP, confronting draped busts of Philip, on left, and Serapis; reverse MAPKIANOΠOΛΕITΩN, Homonoia standing facing, head left, patera in left over flaming altar, cornucopia in right, E (mark of value) in left field; attractive green patina; scarce; SOLD

Switzerland, Gold 20 Francs, 1927

|Gold| |Coins|, |Switzerland,| |Gold| |20| |Francs,| |1927||20| |Francs|
SH46927. Gold 20 Francs, 20 Francs, SCWC KM 35.1, EF, Bern mint, obverse HELVETIA, bust of Helvetia (sometimes called Vreneli) left wearing edelweiss, small signature F.LANDRY below, the Alps in the background; reverse Swiss coat of arms, 20 FR across fields, 1927 B below; SOLD


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