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Abbasid, al-Mamun, gold dinar, mint of al-'Iraq, struck year AH 200, al-'Iraq below legend, reverse with lillah and dhu'l-riyasatayn, 4.20g, 21mm. Cf. Bernardi 105; A.222.12. Minor scratch on reverse otherwise extremely fine and struck on a broad flan
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, gold dinar, mint of Tustar min al-Ahwaz, struck year AH 320, naming heir Abu'l 'Abbas, reverse naming vizier 'Amid al-Dawla, 4.17g, 25mm. Cf. Bernardi 243Ne; A.248. Obverse double struck otherwise Very fine
Aeolis, Myrina, Tetradrachm, c. 155-145 B.C., 16.25g, 32mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding phiale and filleted laurel branch; all around, laurel wreath. Cf. Pozzi 2306. Nicely toned with golden hue, minor obverse mark, Extremely fine.
Akarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), c. 250-200 B.C., Stater, 9.79g, 29mm, Leukas mint, Lykourgos magistrate. Head of river-god Acheloös right / Apollo Aktios seated left, holding bow. Cf. BCD Akarnania 17; SNG Copenhagen 418. Scattered surface porosity, well centred on a large flan, fine style.
Akarnania, Leukas, c.350-320 B.C., Stater, 8.48g, 22mm. Pegasos flying right / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet. Cf. Pegasi 86-88. Traces of die rust on obverse, finely toned and Extremely fine.
Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.), Gold Stater, Abydos, c. 323-317 B.C., 8.52g, 19mm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis. Cf. Price 1524. Extremely fine.
Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.), Tetradrachm (17.27g), Amphipolis mint, struck under Kassander or Philip IV, c. 315-294B.C., 17.27g, 27mm. Cf. Price 461. Minimal scuff on reverse field, otherwise good extremely fine, boldly struck.
Alexander III, the Great (336-323 B.C.), Tetradrachm, c. 125-65 B.C., Mesembria. 16.58g, 35mm. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and eagle. Cf. P. 1085; M. 461. Some reverse die rust, well centred on a broad flan and Extremely fine.
Anatolia & al-Jazira, Artuqids of Mardin, Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan, AH 580-597 (1184-1200), dated AH 589, Ae dirhem, 12.83g, 31mm. Cf. S&S 35.1; A.1829.3. Struck in the year of Saladin's death, many interpret the obverse as a mourning scene. Very fine
Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328), Hyperpyron, Constantinople, c. 1294-1303. Half-length figure of the Theotokos, orans, within city walls / Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus II and Michael IX kneeling to either side. S. 2396. Very Fine or better.
Antiochos II (261-246 B.C.), Tetradrachm, Seleukeia ad Tigrim, c. 261 B.C., 16.86g, 31mm. Diademed head of Antiochos I right / Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and shield. Cf. SC 379.6c; Newell, ESM 177; SNG spaer 296. Well centred on a broad flan, with a light tone, appealing Very fine. Ex Auktion Giessner Munzhandlung 79, 1996, lot 277
Antoninus Pius (138-161), Aureus, Rome, c. 145-161, 7.28g, 19mm. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and capricorn. Cf. Calico 1513; RIC 131d. Near Very fine, pierced at 12'.
ARABIA, Eastern. Mleiha, circa 1st century BC, Tetradrachm, imitating the type of Alexander the Great, 15.84g. Smooth surface / Shams, wearing tainia and chlamys, seated left on throne, holding eagle in his right hand, leaning with his left on a long staff. cf. Potts, Suppl., Class L, 136; Huth –; HGC 10, 700. Exceptional for this very rare issue.
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.
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.
Arcadius (383-408), Solidus, Mediolanum, c. 395-402, 4.38g, 20mm. Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Arcadius standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, left foot on captive. Cf. RIC 1205. VF or better.
Arcadius (383-408), Solidus, Ravenna c. 402-408, 4.49g, 21mm. Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Arcadius standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe, left foot on captive. Cf. RIC 1286d. Obv. weakly struck, nearly Extremely fine
Attica, Athens, 165-42 BC, new-style Tetradrachm, struck 136/5 B.C., 16.88g, 29mm. Head of Athen right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Owl standing right on amphora. Cf. Thompson 324. Good Very fine, very rare with club and no bow with lionskin.
Attica, Athens, New Style Tetradrachm, c.165-42 B.C., 16.84g, 30mm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet / Owl standing on amphora; around laurel wreath. Cf. Thompson 351. Minor surface marks, near extremely fine.
Attica, Athens, Tetradrachm, c. 165-42 BC, Polycharm-, Nikog- and Themistokle(s), magistrates, 133/2 BC, 17.01g, 30mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; winged kerykeion to left, Z on amphora, ME below; all within wreath. Thompson 379e-i; Svoronos, Monnaies pl. 49, 28. Extremely Fine
Attica, Athens, Tetradrachm, c. 440-420 B.C., 17.11g, 25mm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Owl standing right; behind, olive spray and crescent. Cf. Dewing 1596. Light toned, Extremely fine
Augustus (27 B.C. - AD 14), Denarius, c.19-18 B.C., Colonia Caesaraugusta (Spain), 3.76g, 19mm. Bare head right /Round shield (clipeus votivus) inscribed SPQR CL V. Cf. Ric 42a. Minimal flatness on high point and die break on eye, otherwise freshly struck and Extremely fine.
Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), Denarius, Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 12. Laureate head right / Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, two shields and two spears between them; above, on left, simpulum right, and on right, lituus left. RIC I 207; RSC 43. Very Fine, light tone.
Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), Denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), c. 18 BC, 3.80g, 18mm. Laureate head right / Temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, tetrastyle temple set on podium of three steps; within, chariot carrying an aquila and miniature galloping quadriga right. RIC I 119; RSC 279. Good Very fine, small banker's mark on obv (near legend), lovely fine tone.
C. Mamilius Limetanus, Denarius Serratus, Rome, c. 82 B.C., 3.95g, 18mm. Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus / Ulysses walking right, holding staff and extending hand toward his dog, Argus. Cf. Cr. 362/1. Very fine.