Sicily, Manfred (1258-1266), Multiple of Tari, 8.81g, 15mm. King's head left (as filius aquilae), on eagle's breast / Cross helf by hand at the bottom. Cf. Sp. 184 (this specimen). Extremely rare this heavy and with an exceptional pedigree. Ex Spahr Collection; Ex Sambon Collection.
Thracian Kings, Skostokos, tetradrachm, c. 3rd century B.C., 16.85g, 28mm. Diademed head right, with horn of Ammon / Athena seated left, holding Nike. C.f. RBN 151, 2005, pl III,10. Extremely fine, toned.
Islands off Caria, Rhodos, Rhodes, Tetradrachm, c. 229-205 BC, Ameinias, magistrate, 13.57g, 25mm. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; prow to left. Ashton 212. Good Very Fine, obverse die worn.
Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425), Half Hyperpyron, Constantinople, 7.45g, 25mm. Facing bust of Christ / Facing bust of Manuel. S. 2549. Near Extremely Fine, well centered on a broad flan. Very good condition for type.
Ionia, Heraklea ad Latmum, Tetradrachm, c.150-145 B.C., 16.70g, 32mm, Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Club within oak wreath. Cf. SNG Lockett 2823. Toned and good Very fine.
Seleucid Kings, Antiochos IV Epiphanes, 175-164 BC, tetradrachm, mint of Ake Ptolemais, struck c. 167-164 BC. 16.98g, 30mm. Diademed head right, monogram behind / Zeus Nikephoros seated left, palm branch in left field. SC 1476. Good Very fine, struck on a broad flan and well centred
Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC), Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, in the name of Alexander III, under Antipater, c. 322-320 BC, 17.26g, 26mm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Macedonian helmet in left field. Price 113. Extremely Fine, some minor pitting.
Julius Caesar, Denarius, Gallia Narbonensis and Hispania Citerior, c. 49 B.C., 4.08g, 17mm. Elephant trampling serpent right / Culullus, aspergillum, apex and axe with wolf head at the top. Cf. Babelon Julia 9; C 9; Sydenham 1006; Crawford 443/1. Small areas of flatness, otherwise near Extremely fine.
Sicily, Syracuse, Deinomenid Tyranny (c. 485-466 B.C.), Tetradrachm, Time of Hieron I, ca. 470-466 B.C., 17.24g, 27mm. Charioteer driving quadriga right; below, sea monster (ketos) / Head of Arethusa right, surrounded by four dolphins. Boher. 413. Rare pair of dies engraved by a masterful hand. Well centred on a broad flan, light toned, a very appealing Very fine.
Satraps of Caria, Pixodarus (c. 341-336/5 B.C.), Didrachm, 6.80g, 20mm. Laureate head of Apollo facing slight to right / Zeus Labraundos standing right. SNG V. Aul. 2376. Near Extremely Fine, some surface porosity, toned and of charming style.
Roman Imperatorial, Petillius Capitolinus, Denarius, Rome, 41 BC, 3.63g, 18mm. Eagle with wings spread standing right on thunderbolt / Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus: hexastyle temple with three garlands hanging between columns; acroteria along roof line; in the tympanum is a seated figure of Jupiter between two other figures; S–F across field. Cr. 487/2b; RSC Petillia 3. Good Very Fine, minor marks. Old Cabinet tone.
Thrace, Mesembria, Tetradrachm, c. 125-65 BC, 16.53g, 35mm. In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; helmet to left. Price 1087. Edge knock othewise Good Very Fine and on a broad flan
Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BC), Tetradrachm, in the name and types of Alexander III, Pella, c. 323-318/7 BC, 17.02g, 26mm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right on rose. Price 206. Near Extremely Fine.
Paphlagonia, Amastris,Queen Amastris, c.300-285 B.C., Stater, 9.74g, 21mm. Head of Amastris (?) right, wearing Phrygian cap; behind, cicada / Aphrodite seated left, holding Nike. Cf. SNG V. Aul. 6798. Toned, Very fine
Kings of Macedon, Alexander III (336-323 BC), Tetradrachm, Amphipolis, c. 320-317 B.C., 17.18g, 23mm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre. Price 124. Extremely fine
Kingdom of Macedon, Philip V (221-179 B.C.), Didrachm, Pella or Amphipolis mint, Zoilos mint master, 8.39g, 24mm. Diademed head right / Club within oak wreath. Cf. Mam., ZfN XL, 24. Toned Good Very fine, rare variety with star.
Philip II (359-336 B.C.), Tetradrachm, Pella, c. 359-355 B.C., 14.35g, 29mm. Head of Zeus right / Philip, wering kausia, on horseback left. Cf. Le Rider - (D11/R14 unlisted die combination); Ex CNG 64, September 2003, lot 83. Light marks on obverseRare early lifetime issue.
Peloponnesos, Olympia, c.452-432 B.C., Olympiads 82-87, stater, 12.45g, 21mm. Eagle flying right; in field, two countermarks / Thunderbolt with wings below and volutes above. Cf. Seltman 59 (AK/); SNG Berry 821. Extremely fine, finely toned and very rare. Ex BCD Collection, Leu 90, 10 May 2004, lot 31 ('beautifully toned, a splendid piece'); from the Collection of R. Pflieger, Vinchon 13 April 1985, lot 307.
Islands off Caria, Rhodos, Rhodes, Didrachm, 250-229 BC, Agesidamos, magistrate, 6.68g, 18mm. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to left; to right, Artemis advancing right. Ashton 206. Near Extremely Fine, reverse boldly struck in high relief.
Seleukid Kings, Antiochos III (222-187 BC), Tetradrachm, Antioch, c. 223-211/0 BC, 17.05g, 28mm. Diademed head right, with no sideburn / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow; monogram to outer left. SC 1042.1; HGC 9, 447u. Very Fine
Sicily, Messana, c. 425-410 B.C., Tetradrachm, 16.88g, 25mm. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules right / Hare springing right; below, dolphin. Cf. Caltabiano 499. Traces of overstriking on reverse, toned and Good Very fine.
Ionia, Miletos, Tetradrachm, c. 350-340 BC, Lenaios, magistrate, 14.87g, 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / Lion standing left, head right; star above, monogram of Miletos to left. Deppert 79-80; Marcellesi 2. Very Fine, surface marks.
Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Denarius, Rome, January-February 44 BC, 3.60g, 17mm. P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer. Head right, wearing grain wreath; eight-rayed star behind / Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre with star at base. Cr. 480/5b; RSC 41. Near Very Fine.
France, Henry VI (1422-1453), Salut d'or, 3.48g, 28mm. Annunciation scene with Virgin Mary and Archangel Gabriel above the shields of France and England / Latin cross flanked by lis and leopard all within Gothic frame. Cf. Fb. 301. Good Very fine.
Constans II (641-668), Solidus, Constantinople, 667-668, 4.42g, 19mm. Draped facing bust, bearded and wearing crown with plume, holding globus cruciger / Tiberius, Constantine IV, and Heraclius standing facing, each wearing crown topped with cross and holding globus cruciger; CONOB. MIB 39; DOC 40; S. 972. Good Very Fine.
Septimius Severus (193-211 AD), Tetradrachm, Laodicea, c. 209-211 B.C, 14.44g, 26mm. Laureate and draped bust right / Eagle standing facing, head left. Cf. Prieur 1140. Very pleasant light tone, Extremely fine.
Kings of Macedon, Kassander (Regent, 317-305 BC), Tetradrachm, in the name and types of Philip II, Amphipolis, 14.29g, 24mm. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / Youth, holding branch, on horseback right; branch below, • in Π below raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 46, 3. Near Extremely Fine, test cut on edge and on rev. Light tone with golden hues, pleasant.
Pamphylia, Aspendos, Stater, c. 380/75-330/25 BC, 10.80g, 21mm. Two wrestlers grappling; ΑΣ between / Slinger in throwing stance right; triskeles to right; all in pelleted square. Tekin Series 4; SNG France 86. Near Extremely Fine. Light surface split on rev.
Arabia, imitating the style of Alexander III, billon tetradrachm, c. 1st century BC - 1st century AD, 13.61g, 23mm. Stylized head of Herakles right / Stylized Zeus seated left, holding horse; in left field, palm branch. Near extremely fine, exceptional state for this rare type.
Kings of Persis, Baydād (Bagadat, early 3rd century BC), Tetradrachm, Istakhr (Persepolis), 16.46g, 27mm. Head right, with short beard, mustache, and earring, wearing kyrbasia with flaps tied behind / Fire temple of Ahura-Mazda; to left, Baydād standing right; standard to right. K&M 2/3; Alram 515; Sunrise 560. Extremely Fine, boldly struck.
Arabia, imitating the style of Alexander III, billon tetradrachm, c. 2nd century B.C., 14.43g, 25mm. Crude head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / Stylized Zeus enthroned right holding horse (instead of Nike) and spear. Light porosity, Near extremely fine.