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Coin Hoards From Roman Britain Volume XI

|Roman| |Coin| |Books|, |Coin| |Hoards| |From| |Roman| |Britain| |Volume| |XI|
The eleventh volume, is dedicated to finds of Roman hoards from the early imperial period (with terminal dates up to AD 235) discovered between 1997 and 2001. The highlight of the volume is the Shapwick Villa (Somerset) hoard of over 9,000 denarii, the largest hoard of its kind from Britain to be fully published. It is complemented by an important essay on hoards of the Severan period from Britain by Richard Abdy and Roger Bland.
BK10551. Coin Hoards From Roman Britain Volume XI edited by Richard Abdy, Ian Leins, and Jonathan Williams, Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication No. 36, 2002, 223 pages, 10 plates, new, shelf-worn, priced at FORVM's cost!; $30.00 SALE PRICE $25.00


Wheaton College Collection of Greek and Roman Coins

|Numismatic| |Books|, |Wheaton| |College| |Collection| |of| |Greek| |and| |Roman| |Coins|
Published by the American Numismatic Society, this volume publishes the collection of Wheaton College in a format similar to SNG.
BK09881. Wheaton College Collection of Greek and Roman Coins by J. David Bishop and R. Ross Holloway, hardback, 32 pages plus 32 plates, priced BELOW FORVM's cost!; $5.00 SALE PRICE $2.50


Crusaders, Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, Levon III, 1301 - 1307 A.D.

|Armenian| |Cilicia|, |Crusaders,| |Armenian| |Kingdom| |of| |Cilicia,| |Levon| |III,| |1301| |-| |1307| |A.D.||tram|
In 1301, Levon III was made co-ruler by his uncle Hetoum II. In 1305 he was crowned king and his uncle, who officially retired, became regent. In 1305, Hetoum and Levon led the Armenian army to defeat a Mamluk raiding force at Bagras. On November 17, 1307, Levon and Hetoum were murdered with their retinue while visiting their Mongol allies' general, Bilarghu. Bilarghu had converted to Islam and sought to build a mosque in the capital city of Sis, but Hetoum had blocked the move and complained to the Mongol ilkhan, Oljeitu. Bilarghu was later executed by the Great Khan for his actions.
CR89600. Silver tram, Nercessian 423, Bedoukian CCA 1774, gF, green encrustations, legends weak, minor edge flaw, weight 2.436 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 90o, Sis mint, 1301 - 1307 A.D.; obverse Armenian inscription: + Levon king, king on horseback right, cross over right shoulder, star in left field; reverse Armenian inscription: + Levon king, lion right, pellet left, cross with two bars above; ex Mnzhandlung Ritter (Dsseldorf); $45.00 (42.75)


Kingdom of Sicily, Frederick III of Aragon, 1296 - 1337

|Sicily|, |Kingdom| |of| |Sicily,| || |Frederick| |III| |of| |Aragon,| |1296| |-| |1337||denaro|
Frederick was the regent of the Kingdom of Sicily, 1291 - 1295, and subsequently king of Sicily from 1295 until his death on 25 June 1337. He was the third son of Peter III of Aragon and served in the War of the Sicilian Vespers on behalf of his father and brothers, Alfonso III and James II. Although the second Frederick of Sicily, he chose to call himself "Fridericus Tertius" (Frederick III) - presumably because only some fifty years before, his well-known and remembered great-grandfather had reigned Sicily and also used an official ordinal as Holy Roman Emperor: Fridericus secundus.
ME95032. Billon denaro, Spahr 36, MEC Italy III 780, MIR Sicily 185, Biaggi 1312, aF, green patina, typical small squared flan, rough, marks, porosity, weak legends, weight 0.599 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, Messina mint, 1296 - 1337; obverse FRI T DEI GRA (Frederic Tertius, by the Grace of God), crowned bust of Frederic III left; reverse REX SICILIE (King of Sicily), cross patte, crosslet (or star) in the 2nd quarter; $45.00 (42.75)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt

|Roman| |Egypt|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.,| |Roman| |Provincial| |Egypt||tetradrachm|
References describe two types in year six, one with Athena seated on a throne, the other with Athena seated on a cuirass. Although were are not entirely certain, they all appear to be the same type with only slight variation.
RX97894. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3152; Dattari 5525; Milne 4618; SNG Cop 936; BMC Alexandria p. 313, 2410; Emmett 3878.6; Kampmann 112.34, F, tight flan with irregular ragged edge, light earthen deposits, weight 8.087 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 280 - 28 Aug 281 A.D.; obverse A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse Athena seated left on throne without back, cuirass on near side of throne, wearing helmet, chiton and peplos, Nike in Athena's right hand holds palm frond and offers wreath, scepter vertical behind in her left hand, S over L (year 6) left; $45.00 (42.75)


Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

|Licinius| |I|, |Licinius| |I,| |11| |November| |308| |-| |18| |September| |324| |A.D.||follis|
In 312, Constantine I forged an alliance with his co-emperor Licinius, and offered him his half-sister Constantia in marriage.
RT97961. Billon follis, Hunter V 89 (also 4th officina), RIC VI Thessalonica 60, SRCV V 15251, VF, traces of silvering, porosity, minor lamination defects, weak center strike, tight flan, weight 3.700 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 312 - 313 A.D.; obverse IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN (to Jove the protector of our two Emperors), Jupiter standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, Victory on globe in right hand, long scepter in left hand, eagle left with wreath in beak at feet on left, TS∆ in exergue; $45.00 (42.75)


Nabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV, 9 B.C. - 40 A.D.

|Nabataean| |Kingdom|, |Nabataean| |Kingdom,| |Aretas| |IV,| |9| |B.C.| |-| |40| |A.D.||AE| |14|
Aretas IV Philopatris was the greatest Nabataean king, ruling S. Palestine, most of Trans-Jordan, N. Arabia, and Damascus. During his reign, large religious centers - also serving as banks and trade clearinghouses - were established on the Hauran, in Petra, and at Avdat. Aretas was married to Huldu when he became king. Her profile was featured on coins until 16 A.D. After a short gap, the face of his second wife, Shuqailat, appeared on the coins. Aretas's daughter married Herod Antipas, tetrarch of the Galilee. When Antipas took another wife, Herodias, Aretas's daughter returned to her father, who went to war against Antipas and defeated him. The episode led to the beheading of John the Baptist. Antipas appealed to Tiberius, who dispatched the governor of Syria to attack Aretas. Paul mentions Aretas in connection with his visit to Damascus when he had to to be lowered from the wall in a basket to escape. Al-Khazneh, the treasury, one of the most elaborate buildings in Petra, is believed to have been Aretas' mausoleum.
GB94754. Bronze AE 14, Al-Qatanani 149; Barkay CN 150i; Meshorer Nabataean 73A; Huth 78; BMC Arabia p. 10, 34; Schmitt-Korte II 44; Lindgren 2522, F, dark green patina, earthen encrustation, weight 2.038 g, maximum diameter 13.7 mm, die axis 0o, Petra (Jordan) mint, 8/7 B.C. - 15/16 A.D.; obverse laureate head of Aretas right; reverse two crossed and filleted cornucopias, Nabataean letter O (ayin) between the horns, Nabataean H (het) lower left and right; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $45.00 (42.75)


Selge, Pisidia, c. 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Pisidia|, |Selge,| |Pisidia,| |c.| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.||chalkous|
Selge, Pisidia on the southern slope of Mount Taurus where the river Eurymedon (Kprcay) forces its way through the mountains, was once the most powerful and populous city of Pisidia. Protected by precipices, torrents, and an army of 20,000 regarded as worthy kinsmen of the Spartans, Selge was never subject to a foreign power until Rome. In the 5th century A.D., Zosimus calls it a little town, but it was still strong enough to repel a body of Goths. The remains of the city consist mainly of parts of the encircling wall and of the acropolis. A few traces have survived of the gymnasium, the stoa, the stadium and the basilica. There are also the outlines of two temples, but the best-conserved monument is the theater, restored in the 3rd century A.D.
GB86928. Bronze chalkous, SNG BnF 1979; SNG Cop 263; SNGvA 5288; SNG PfPs 368; BMC Lycia p. 262, 47; SGCV II 5491, VF, dark blue-green patina, die wear, tight flan (as usual for the type), weight 3.092 g, maximum diameter 12.4 mm, die axis 0o, Selge (southern slope of Mount Taurus, Turkey) mint, c. 2nd - 1st century B.C.; obverse bearded head of Herakles right, club over left shoulder; reverse winged thunderbolt, arc (bow?) on right, top end of arc ornamented with a stag head, Σ−E−Λ divided low across field; $40.00 (38.00)


Upper Lusatia, Meissen, Conrad II - Henry III, 1027 - 1056 A.D.

|Poland|, |Upper| |Lusatia,| |Meissen,| |Conrad| |II| |-| |Henry| |III,| |1027| |-| |1056| |A.D.||randpfennige| |(rim| |pfennig)|
Meissen (in German Meien) is a town northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river. Lusatia also known as Sorbia, is a historical region in Central Europe, split between Germany and Poland. The region is the home of the ethnic group of Sorbs.
ME89018. Silver randpfennige (rim pfennig), Kilger MOL A 3:1, Gumowski 49, gF, toned, light edge cracks, raised rim, weight 0.819 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, anonymous mint, c. 1027 - 1056 A.D.; obverse clover leaf cross; reverse small wedge cross with 12 pellets and dotted hooks; $40.00 (38.00)


German States, Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, Frederick Ulrich, 1613 - 1634

|Germany|, |German| |States,| |Principality| |of| |Brunswick-Wolfenbttel,| |Frederick| |Ulrich,| |1613| |-| |1634||3| |flitter|
Frederick Ulrich (German Friedrich Ulrich, 5 April 1591 ? 11 August 1634), Duke of Brunswick-Lneburg, was prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbttel from 1613 until his death. In March 1610 he visited his aunt Anne of Denmark in England, staying at St James Palace with Prince Henry, who took him to see the ship the Prince Royal being built at Woolwich. He performed in a tournament "running at the ring." He took a tour of the South West where news of the assassination of Henry IV of France reached him and ended his tour. After Prince Henry's death in 1612 the duke was sent a suit of gilt armour. He became ruling duke after the death of his father in 1613. In 1615, Frederick became involved in a war with the City of Brunswick, which was reluctant to recognize his overlordship. Between 1616 and 1622, he was de facto deposed by his mother, Elizabeth, with the help of her brother, King Christian IV of Denmark, because of his alcoholism. Because of Frederick's indecision and weakness, Brunswick was heavily ransacked during the Thirty Years' War ? both by the Catholic forces of Tilly and Pappenheim and by the Protestant forces of Christian of Denmark and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. The duke lost most of his territory during this time. He died after an accident in 1634. The principality was eventually ceded to Augustus the Younger in 1635.
WO92133. Copper 3 flitter, Welter 1359, SCWC KM255, VF, uneven strike, tight flan, obv. a little off center, light deposits, light marks, weight 0.710 g, maximum diameter 15.0 mm, die axis 90o, 1621; obverse two lions left, one above the other, on shield, three lis around above and on sides; reverse FLITTER * 1621, III (mark of value), lis above and below, all within in inner rope-like border; ex Mnzenhandlung Manfred Olding (Osnabrck, Germany); $40.00 (38.00)




  



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