Auction Nr. 55

Live bidding starts on: 2 July 2017, 05:00 PM CEST

 

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BC). GOLD Stater. Uncertain mint, possibly Sinope. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis. Controls: Monogram to left, Θ below left wing. Price -; HGC 3.1, 893. Rare Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 8.57 g. Diameter: 18 mm.

KINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’ (336-323 BC). GOLD Stater. Uncertain mint, possibly Sinope.

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.

Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Nike standing left, holding wreath and stylis.

Controls: Monogram to left, Θ below left wing. Price -; HGC 3.1, 893. Rare

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 8.57 g.

Diameter: 18 mm.

LYDIA. Tralles. Valerian I (253-260). Ae. Po. Kl. Menippos Ken., magistrate. Obv: AYT K ΠO ΛIKINIOC BAΛEPIANOC. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: EΠI Γ ΠO KΛ MENIΠΠOV / KENT / TPAΛΛIANΩN. Helios driving quadriga left, raising hand and holding reins and whip. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Asia Minor Coins online -; apparently unpublished. Extremely rare Condition: Very fine. Weight: 16.80 g. Diameter: 35 mm.

LYDIA. Tralles. Valerian I (253-260). Ae. Po. Kl. Menippos Ken., magistrate.

Obv: AYT K ΠO ΛIKINIOC BAΛEPIANOC. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: EΠI Γ ΠO KΛ MENIΠΠOV / KENT / TPAΛΛIANΩN. Helios driving quadriga left, raising hand and holding reins and whip. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Asia Minor Coins online -; apparently unpublished.
Extremely rare

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 16.80 g.

Diameter: 35 mm.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER (222-235). GOLD Aureus. Rome. Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P VI COS II P P. Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. RIC 71d; Calicó 3116. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 6.41 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER (222-235). GOLD Aureus. Rome.

Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: P M TR P VI COS II P P. Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. RIC 71d; Calicó 3116.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 6.41 g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT (307/10-337). Miliarense. Nicomedia. Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Cuirassed bust right, wearing pearl diadem of three rows. Rev: FELICITAS ROMANORVM / SMN. Arched pavilion, containing Constantine I with his sons Constantius II and Constantine II flanking him, each holding long sceptre. RIC -; RSC -; apparently unpublished. Extremely rare and interesting. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 3.86 g. Diameter: 23 mm.

CONSTANTINE I THE GREAT (307/10-337). Miliarense. Nicomedia.

Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Cuirassed bust right, wearing pearl diadem of three rows.

Rev: FELICITAS ROMANORVM / SMN. Arched pavilion, containing Constantine I with his sons Constantius II and Constantine II flanking him, each holding long sceptre. RIC -; RSC -; apparently unpublished. Extremely rare and interesting.

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 3.86 g.

Diameter: 23 mm.

CONSTANS (337-350). GOLD Solidus. Treveri. Obv: CONSTANS AVGVSTVS. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG / TR. Two Victories standing facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines. RIC 135; Depeyrot 6/3. Condition: Extremely fine. Weight: 4.49 g. Diameter: 21 mm.

CONSTANS (337-350). GOLD Solidus. Treveri.

Obv: CONSTANS AVGVSTVS. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVGG / TR. Two Victories standing facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines. RIC 135; Depeyrot 6/3.

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 4.49 g.

Diameter: 21 mm.

CONSTANS (337-350). Siliqua. Nicomedia. Obv: Diademed head right, with eyes toward heaven. Rev: CONSTANS AVG / SMN. Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC -. Extremely rare, and perhaps unpublished for Nicomedia. Condition: Very fine. Weight: 3.04 g. Diameter: 20 mm.

CONSTANS (337-350). Siliqua. Nicomedia.

Obv: Diademed head right, with eyes toward heaven.

Rev: CONSTANS AVG / SMN. Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC -. Extremely rare, and perhaps unpublished for Nicomedia.

Condition: Very fine.

Weight: 3.04 g.

Diameter: 20 mm.

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople. Obv: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne. Rev: COҺSTAҺT CЄ ROMAҺ AVGG Ь R. Crowned facing busts of Constantine and Romanus, each wearing loros and holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1741. Very rare issue with each emperor clad in a loros. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 4.45 g. Diameter: 19 mm.

CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS with ROMANUS I (913-959). GOLD Solidus. Constantinople.

Obv: + IҺS XPS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM. Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne.

Rev: COҺSTAҺT CЄ ROMAҺ AVGG Ь R. Crowned facing busts of Constantine and Romanus, each wearing loros and holding patriarchal cross between them. Sear 1741. Very rare issue with each emperor clad in a loros.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 4.45 g.

Diameter: 19 mm.

OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Mahmud II (AH 1223-1255 / 1808-1839 AD). Budju. Jaza'ir (Algiers). Dated AH 1239 (1823 AD). Obv: Legend in four lines; all within border of pellets. Rev: Legend, with mint and AH date; all within polylobe within border of pellets. KM 68. Condition: Near extremely fine. Weight: 10.05 g. Diameter: 28 mm.

OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Mahmud II (AH 1223-1255 / 1808-1839 AD). Budju. Jaza’ir (Algiers). Dated AH 1239 (1823 AD).

Obv: Legend in four lines; all within border of pellets.

Rev: Legend, with mint and AH date; all within polylobe within border of pellets. KM 68.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 10.05 g.

Diameter: 28 mm.

RUSSIA. Elizabeth (1741-1762). GOLD 1/2 Rouble or Poltina (1756). Krasny. Obv: EΛИCABETЪ IMП. Crowned and draped bust right. Rev: ПOΛTИHA. Crowned monogram. Bitkin 70; KM (C) 21.1; Friedberg 118. Condition: Good very fine, some scattered marks and deposits. Weight: 0.79 g. Diameter: 12 mm.

RUSSIA. Elizabeth (1741-1762). GOLD 1/2 Rouble or Poltina (1756). Krasny.

Obv: EΛИCABETЪ IMП. Crowned and draped bust right.

Rev: ПOΛTИHA. Crowned monogram. Bitkin 70; KM (C) 21.1; Friedberg 118.

Condition: Good very fine, some scattered marks and deposits.

Weight: 0.79 g.

Diameter: 12 mm.

TURKEY. GOLD 500 Kurush or Piastres (AH 1336//1929 AD). Ankara. Dated year 23. Obv: Legend, with AD date; all within wreath. Rev: Legend, with year and AH date; all within crescent; star above. KM 839; Friedberg 79. Condition: Choice about uncirculated. Weight: 36.09 g. Diameter: 34 mm.

TURKEY. GOLD 500 Kurush or Piastres (AH 1336//1929 AD). Ankara. Dated year 23.

Obv: Legend, with AD date; all within wreath.

Rev: Legend, with year and AH date; all within crescent; star above. KM 839; Friedberg 79.

Condition: Choice about uncirculated.

Weight: 36.09 g.

Diameter: 34 mm.

GERMANY. Brandenburg-Preußen. Friedrich Wilhelm IV with Elizabeth von Bayern (1840-1861). Medal (1823). By Brandt. Commemorating the Royal Wedding. Obv: FRIDERICVS GVILELMVS PRINCEPS REGNI HERES ELISABETHA LODOVICA PRINC. Jugate heads of Friedrich Wilhelm and Elizabeth right. Rev: XXIX NOV MDCCCXXIII. Genius standing facing, head lowered left, holding torch; shields and altar behind. Marienburg 4161; Henckel 2446. Condition: Extremely fine. Weight: 34.29 g. Diameter: 42 mm.

GERMANY. Brandenburg-Preußen. Friedrich Wilhelm IV with Elizabeth von Bayern (1840-1861).

Medal (1823). By Brandt. Commemorating the Royal Wedding.

Obv: FRIDERICVS GVILELMVS PRINCEPS REGNI HERES ELISABETHA LODOVICA PRINC. Jugate heads of Friedrich Wilhelm and Elizabeth right.

Rev: XXIX NOV MDCCCXXIII. Genius standing facing, head lowered left, holding torch; shields and altar behind. Marienburg 4161; Henckel 2446.

Condition: Extremely fine.

Weight: 34.29 g.

Diameter: 42 mm.

GERMANY. Leisnig. GOLD Medal (1800). Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the city's burning and subsequent rebuilding. Obv: HERGESTELLT u BISHER ERHAITEN / D V OCT 1800. Rebuilt cityscape, with sun above. Rev: LEISNIG IN DER ASCHE / D V OCT 1700. Burning cityscape. Cf. Merseburger 2637 (silver). Condition: Good very fine, some scattered marks. Weight: 6.63 g. Diameter: 25 mm.

GERMANY. Leisnig. GOLD Medal (1800).

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the city’s burning and subsequent rebuilding.

Obv: HERGESTELLT u BISHER ERHAITEN / D V OCT 1800. Rebuilt cityscape, with sun above.

Rev: LEISNIG IN DER ASCHE / D V OCT 1700. Burning cityscape. Cf. Merseburger 2637 (silver).

Condition: Good very fine, some scattered marks.

Weight: 6.63 g.

Diameter: 25 mm.

 

 


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