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B2053. MYSIA, KYZIKOS, ca. 550-475 BC. Electrum Hecte, 2.62 gm, Von Fritze 127. Sphinx stg. l. with right paw raised/Quadripart incuse square. EF. Excellent example with the sphinx well centered on an unusually large flan. Small scratch in top field. Very rare.

B2054. LESBOS, MYTILENE, ca. 521-478 BC. Electrum Hecte, 2.1 gm, Bodenstedt 11. Ram's head r., cock below/Incuse lion head l. EF. Excellent example with good centering and nice detail. An extremely unusual type demanding great skill of the engraver with the incuse in the form of an animal's head.

B2055. SICILY, SYRACUSE, time of Timoleon, ca. 344-317 BC. Gold Hemidrachm or 30 litrae, 2.21 gm, Sear 960. Laureate head of Zeus l./ SYRAKOSIWN, Pegasos flying l. EF+. Very rare. A superb classical Zeus. A wonderful example and well centered on the flan.

B2056. SICILY, SYRACUSE, HEIRON II, 275-215 BC. Gold Drachm or 60 litrae, 4.26 gm, Sear 983v. Head of Persephone l. wreathed with corn, cornucopia behind/Galloping biga driven l. by female charioteer holding goad, IERWNOS below. FDC. Extremely rare. Minute nick on horse's rump. A superb coin exhibiting the finest achievement of the Greek die engravers' art. Both in style and fine detail a wonderful example.

B2057. ZEUGITANIA, CARTHAGE, time of the First Punic War, ca. 264-241 BC. Electrum trihemishekel, 10.63gm, Sear 6474. Head Tanit wreathed with corn l./Horse stg r., sun-disk between 2 uraeus-cobras above, light graffitti Punic letter 'B' below. EF. Very rare. Hairline striking crack at top. Excellent example of this issue with great Punic style and excellent detail and centering.

B2058. OTTOMAN TURKS, SULEIMAN I, 'THE MAGNIFICENT', 1520-1566 AD. Gold Dinar. Legend/Legend. VF. An historically important gold coin from the sumptuous pinacle of the Ottoman Empire. Scarce.

B2059. INDIA, MUGHAL EMPIRE, AKBAR, 1556-1605 AD. Gold Mohur. Legend/Legend. VF. An historically important gold coin from the greatest of the Mughal Emperors. Scarce

B2060. A PHOENICIAN GOLD FUNERARY MASK, ca. 6th-3rd century BC. Consisting of two sections of sheet gold, one of spectacle form to cover the eyes with eyes rendered in repousse technique, the other oval section to cover the mouth, both with attachment holes. To 4.25 inches. Very rare. On custom stand.

B2061. A RARE HELLENISTIC GOLD AND SAPPHIRE RING, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. Thin twisted gold wire with sapphire set between ornate terminals. 19mm. Extremely rare example of the use of sapphires in Greek jewelry.

B2062. A RARE HELLENISTIC GOLD AND SAPPHIRE RING, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. Thin twisted gold wire with sapphire set between ornate terminals. 19mm. Extremely rare example of the use of sapphires in Greek jewelry.

B2063. A GREEK GOLD PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A BOVINE HEAD, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. The hollow formed head with good detail and original suspension loop. 20 mm. Small crack but rare and nice.

B2064. A RARE SARMATIAN GOLD PENDANT, ca. 1st century BC/AD. The pendant with the bust of a goddess, perhaps a city goddess, in repousse with rosettes at sides and fine chevroned border. 1.25". Intact and wearable.

B2065. A FINE ROMAN GOLD RING SET WITH A GARNET, ca. 1st-3rd century. 25mm. 18mm int. Excellent condition and wearable.

B2066. A FINE ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET RING, ca. 1st-3rd century AD. The high carat ring set with a cabachon garnet in the form of an 'eye', probably thought to have magical protective properties for the wearer. 20mm, 16mm internal diameter. In excellent condition and wearable. An especially nice example.

B2067. A FINE ROMAN GOLD, CARNELIAN AND ROCK CRYSTAL NECKLACE, ca. 1st century BC- 2nd century AD. Knobbed tubular gold beads spacing double drilled crystal and carnelian beads. Excellent condition and complete. 19.5". Cf. Alexeva, 'Ancient Beads of The Black Sea Area', Table 28.

B2068. A ROMAN GOLD SERPENT RING, ca. 1st-3rd century. In the form of a serpent with incised detail on the head, the tail wrapping over the neck. 20 mm. Adjustable size.

B2069. A ROMAN GOLD RING, ca. 1st-3rd century. Unusual double band with thin ridged intermediary with granulation. 14 mm. Rare & nice.

B2070. A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET PIN. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st-3rd century. The simple gold pin piercing the garnet bead with widened top. 2.8". Rare.

B2071. A ROMAN GOLD FOUR COIL SNAKE RING. Syria or Holy Land, ca. 1st-3rd century. With incised scales on the body and details on the flattened head. 0.7 x 0.7 inches. Rare.

B2072. 3 PIECES FINE ANCIENT GOLD JEWELRY. Includes Greek gold partial plaque with female bust and much granulation, a fine Roman gold earring set with a garnet, some crushing, and a fine Byzantine gold openwork pendant with one of five interconnected granulated hemisphere crushed. To 25 mm. All examples of very fine worksmanship.

B2073. 2 PAIRS ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS, ca. 1st-3rd century. Both in reasonably good condition with large granulations. To 1 inch.

B2074. A BYZANTINE GOLD RING SET WITH A GARNET, ca. 5th-8th century. 23mm. 16mm internal diameter. Excellent condition & wearable.

B2075. A PAIR OF OSTROGOTH GOLD EARRINGS, ca. 5th century AD. With gold pendants and mosaic glass beads suspended from rosettes. 1.4". Both intact and wearable with care.

B2076. A HEAVY TAIRONA GOLD NOSE ORNAMENT. Columbia, ca. 800-1500. The crescentic ornament of solid circular cross-section with flattened terminals. 1". 10.75 gm. Choice example.