ANCIENT GREEK AND RELATED COINS

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B2775. GAUL, ca. 2nd-mid 1st century BC. AR Unit (15mm). Young male head with curly hair l./Bird with wreath in its beak. VF+. Very rare.



B2776. DANUBIAN CELTS, ca. 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm imitating the style of Alexander the Great. Head Herakles r./Zeus enthroned l. EF. Small test cut on body of Zeus. Scarce type, a superb example of the finest Celtic art.



B2777. DANUBIAN CELTS, ca. 1st century BC. AR Tetradrachm imitating Sear 1759 of Thasos. Hd. Dionysos r./Herakles stg. l. EF. A wonderful Celtic style head. Rare.



B2778. BRUTTIUM, KROTON, 360-330 BC. AR Stater, Sear 479v. Eagle with wings spread on olive branch/Delphic tripod. VF.



B2779. BRUTTIUM, KROTON, 360-330 BC. AR Stater, Sear 479v. Eagle with wings spread on olive branch/Delphic tripod. VF.



B2780. CAMPANIA, CUMAE, 480-423 BC. AR Didrachm, Head 31. Diad. female head r. of fine early style/Mussel-shell and barley corn. VF. Fine old cabinet toning. Scarce.



B2781. CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS, 250-200 BC. AE 20, Sear 558v. Hd. Apollo l./Lyre, omphalos with crested serpent above, club below. VF. Rare and interesting type.



B2782. LUCANIA, HERAKLEIA, Early 4th century BC. AR Diobol, Sear 387v. Hd Athena r./Herakles strangling Nemean lion. VF+.



B2783. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 350-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 415. Hd. Leucippus r./Barley ear. AEF.



B2784. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 350-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 415. Hd. Leucippus r./Barley ear. AEF.



B2785. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 350-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 415. Hd. Leucippus r./Barley ear. AEF.



B2786. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 350-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 415. Hd. Leucippus r./Barley ear. AEF.



B2787. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter r. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2788. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter r. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2789. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2790. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2791. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2792. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2793. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2794. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2795. LUCANIA, METAPONTUM, 330-300 BC. AR Nomos, Sear 416v. Hd. Demeter l. of fine style/Barley ear. AEF.



B2796. LUCANIA, THOURIOI, 400-350 BC. Distater-Tetradrachm, Sear 441(750!). Hd Athena ornamented with Skylla/Bull, tunny. VF+. Tiny striking flaw on cheek. Rare.



B2797. LUCANIA, THOURIOI, 425-400 BC. AR Stater, Sear 447. Hd Athena, helmet ornamented with Skylla/Bull butting r., tunny. VF.



B2798. LUCANIA, THOURIOI, 425-400 BC. AR Stater, Sear 447. Hd Athena, helmet ornamented with Skylla/Bull butting r., tunny. VF.



B2799. SICILY, ABAKAINON, 400-350 BC. AE17. Female hd. r./Forepart of bull butting l. VF. Rare.



B2800. SICILY, GELA, 420-405 BC. AE Trias. Diademed head of young river-god Gelas r./Bull standing r., 3 pellets in exergue. Choice EF. Superb example with excellent style and patina.



B2801. SICILY, KENTORIPAI, after 241 BC. AE Hexas. Hd Demeter r./Bird std. on plow, two pellets to l. VF+. Excellent sharp example of this interesting type.



B2802. SICILY, SYRACUSE, ca. 425-420 BC. AE Trias. Female head (Artemis-Arethusa) r. with hair drawn up into a knot at top of head, dolphins on either side/Large octopus, 3 pellets around. VF. Scarce. An excellent example with fine style and great patina.



B2803. MACEDON, AUTOMOUS ISSUE UNDER PERSEUS, 179-168 BC. AR 2 1/2 Obol, 1.66 gm., Gaebler.122. Macedonian shield with spiral star at center/Prow r. VF. Scarce.



B2804. PAEONIA, LYKKEIOS, 359-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm, 12.56 gm, Sear 1518. Hd Zeus r./Herakles fighting Nemean lion. EF+. Excellent very sharp example with the reverse almost all on the flan, and the obverse with less die scratching than most.



B2805. THRACE, MESEMBRIA, 400-350 BC. AE15, Sear 1675. Facing Corinthian helmet/Spoked wheel. VF. Scarce and interesting type. Nice patina.



B2806. THRACIAN KINGS, SEUTHES III (King of the Odrysai), ca. 324 BC. AE11. Sear_. Eight pointed star with dot at center/SEUQOU above winged thunderbolt. EF. Extremely rare.



B2807. THRACIAN KINGS, SEUTHES III (King of the Odrysai), ca. 324 BC. AE11. Sear_. Eight pointed star with dot at center/SEUQOU above winged thunderbolt. EF. Extremely rare.



B2808. THRACE, THASOS, 404-340 BC. AR Trihemiobol, Dewing 1331v. Naked Satyr with kantharos, the scarcer back view to r./Amphora. EF. Nice example.



B2809. THRACE, THASOS, after 148 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 1759. Hd Dionysos l./Herakles stg. VF.



B2810. THRACE, THASOS, after 148 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 1759. Hd Dionysos l./Herakles stg. AVF. Flan bend. Inexpensive example.



B2811. BITHYNIA, HERACLEA PONTICA, 337-305 BC. AR Stater. Hd. Dionysos l./Herakles erecting trophy. VF.



B2812. CAPPADOCIAN KINGS, ARIARATHES VII, 130-116 BC. AR Drachm, Sear 7291v. Hd r./Athena std. l. EF.



B2813. CILICIA, TARSOS, 361-334 BC. AR Obol, SNG vAul.8656. Bearded male hd. r./Forepart wolf r., crescent above. VF.



B2814. CILICIA, AIGEAI, 3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear_, SNG Copenhagen_, Van Aulock_. Turreted hd Tyche r./Minerva stg l. EF. An exceptionally rare coin. Until a small group was found only 8 were known. Missing from most major collections.



B2815. IONIA, SMYRNA. 2nd-1st century BC. AE18, Sear 4571v. Laureate head Apollo r./HOMER std. Rare depiction of the poet. Nice example with clear figure of Homer. VF+.



B2816. MYSIA, KYZIKOS, ca. 550-475 BC. Electrum 1/12 Stater, 1.37 gm. Bull's? head, tunny/ Four part incuse. EF. Very rare.



B2817. BABYLONIA, BABYLON, 328-311 BC. Tetradrachm, Sear 6142v. Baal std. l. with scepter/Lion walking l., gamma above. VF. Fine old cabinet toning. Wonderful lion far superior in style to the Sear example.



B2818. INDO-GREEK, EUKRATIDES, 171-135 BC. Tetradrachm, Sear 7570. Helmeted bust r./The Dioskouroi. VF.



B2819. SELEUCID KINGS, CLEOPATRA & ANTIOCHOS VIII, 121 BC. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 7135. Dual portraits r./Zeus enthroned l. VF. Cleopatra, the daughter of Ptolemy VI of Egypt married and ruled with three Seleucid kings in succession before this joint reign of mother and son which lasted only four years. It ended when Cleopatra was forced to drink a cup of poison she had prepared for her son. Scarce and interesting.



B2820. EGYPT, ARSINOE II, wife of Ptolemy II, 285-246 BC. AR Dekadrachm of Alexandria, 35.08 gm, ca. 250 BC., Cf. Sotheby's Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins, 6/19/1990 #180. (The Nelson Bunker Hunt Sale), Sear 7770. Deified head of Arsinoe r. wearing stephane and veil, lotus-tipped scepter over l. shoulder appearing again at top of head/Filleted double cornucopia with grape clusters. VF. Very rare. The Sotheby's description notes that the Arsinoe dekadrachm is the first representation of a female monarch in numismatic art and that Arsinoe the sister and wife of Ptolemy II was so influential that she was deified after her death and that her cult became very popular. Quite a nice example.



B2821. EGYPT, PTOLEMY, 3rd-2nd century BC. AR Tetradrachm. Diademed head Ptolemy I r./Eagle stg. on thunderbolt. EF+/EF. Some flan lamination on reverse however a superb finely styled and very sharply struck obverse makes this one worthwhile.



B2822. EGYPT, PTOLEMY IV, 221-204 BC. AE36, Sear 7843. Diad head Zeus Ammon r./Eagle stg. l. on thunderbolt, delta between legs. EF. Choice example much sharper than usual with a fine chestnut patina.




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