ANCIENT GOLD COINS AND JEWELRY

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B2737. LUCANIA, METAPONTION, 350-330 BC. Gold third stater, Sear 413. Bearded head of Leukippos r. wearing crested Corinthian-style helmet ornamented with Skylla/Two barley ears, each with leaf on outside, SI between. EF. Rare.











B2738. SICILY, SYRACUSE, ca. 405-400 BC. Gold 20 Litrae (1.15 gm), SNG ANS 350, Berend pl.8, 1. Head young Herakles l./Head of Artemis-Arethusa within circular incuse within square incuse. EF. Sharp example. Rare.











B2739. SICILY, SYRACUSE, ca. 396-392 BC. Gold Tetrobol, 2.77 gm. Young male head l./Galloping horse r., star above. VF. Very rare. Excellent style and centering.











B2740. MACEDONIAN KINGS, PHILLIP II (father of Alexander the Great), 359-336 BC. Gold Stater, Hd Apollo r./Biga r., kantharos below. EF. Well centered with clear types.











B2741. TIBERIUS, 14-37 AD. Gold aureus, RIC I 25, HRIC 6a. /PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) std. r. The Tribute Penny of the Bible in gold. VF+.











B2742. TIBERIUS, 14-37 AD. Gold aureus, RIC I 25, HRIC 6a, 7.51 gm. /PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) std. r. The Tribute Penny of the Bible in gold. VF.











B2743. TITUS, 69-81 AD. Gold Aureus, RIC 177. /PONTIF TR POT, Fortuna standing on cippus with rudder and cornucopia. VF+. Scarce.











B2744. TITUS, 69-81 AD. Gold Aureus, HRIC 2. /PONTIF TR POT, Fortuna standing on cippus with rudder and cornucopia. VF. Scarce.











B2745. TRAJAN, 98-117 AD. Gold Aureus, HRIC_ . /REGNA AD SIGNATA(the kingdoms allotted), Trajan and two officials seated on a platform addressing three Eastern kings stg. below. Refers to the confirmation of the rulers of Rome's Eastern client states, ca. 114 AD, in preparation for the conquest of Parthia. VF. Polished, never the less an extremely rare reverse even more so in an aureus.











B2746. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 AD. Gold Aureus, 7.33 gm., Rome mint 208 AD. /Victory std. holding shield, trophy of arms to r. VF+. Extremely rare, only the fourth recorded aureus with this reverse type. Vienna, Copenhagen are both holed, Sternberg X, 1980 #454.











B2747. HONORIUS, 395-423. Gold Solidus, C3. /Constantinopolis std. EF. Tiny rim ding.











B2748. AN UNPUBLISHED MAURICE TIBERIUS SOLIDUS, 582-602. Gold Solidus, Officina 'H', Hahn 8. Facing bust with globus crucifer/Angel stg. with sceptre and globus crucifer. EF. Quite rare indicational year 'T' only about five recorded for this year in total and none with the 'H' officina. Very rare.











B2749. AN UNPUBLISHED CONSTANTINE IV SOLIDUS, 668-685. Gold Solidus, Officina 'S', Hahn 4B. Facing bust with spear angling behind head/Two emperors standing either side of large cross. EF. This refined and unusual portrait style of Constantine, which also carries a stylized design rather than the usual horse and rider on his shield, was struck for only six months in 669 AD. The 'S' officina is unpublished for this issue. A very rare and desirable coin.











B2750. JUSTINIAN II (Second Reign), 705-711. Gold Solidus. Bust of Christ, cross behind/Bust of Justinian with long cross and globus crucifer upon which is inscribed PAX. Sharp EF+, the edges a little weak but a choice early portrait of Christ.











B2751. MICHAEL III 'THE DRUNKARD', 842-867, Gold Semissis (struck in pink gold), Syracuse mint, Sear 1694v. 1.60 gm. Facing bust/Facing bust. EF+. Very rare issue.











B2752. CONSTANTINE VII & ROMANUS I, 913-959 AD. Gold Solidus, Sear 1751. Bust of Christ facing/Busts of the two emperors facing holding large cross between. VF.











B2753. MEROVINGIAN, ca. 500-580 AD. Gold (or electrum) Solidus, 4.26 gm. MEC 345, in the name of Anastasius. Emperors's bust facing with spear/Victory holding long cross. AVF. Possibly ex. jewelry. Rare.











B2754. A GROUP OF FIVE GREEK GOLD BEADS. Ca. 350 BC. The spherical beads, one plain the others with extremely fine scrolling filigree and granulation. 10 mm. One damaged, the others in excellent condition. Listed in Christie' 6/4/99 lot# 78 along with gold applicaes. See also 'Greek Gold, Jewelry of the Classical World', Williams & Ogden, #102 for a necklace of nearly identical beads. Wonderful examples of the Greek goldsmith's art.











B2755. A GROUP OF GREEK GOLD APPLICAES. Hellenistic, ca. late 4th century BC. The seven circular applicaes with raised central bosses and dotted borders, each with original holes for attachment. To 17 mm. Listed in Christie' 6/4/99 lot# 78 along with other gold applicaes and beads.











B2756. A GREEK GOLD PENDANT. Hellenistic, ca. 3rd 1st century BC. The leaf shaped ornament set with a garnet, suspension loop above. 25 mm. Intact and in excellent condition.











B2757. A GREEK GOLD RING WITH INSCRIPTION. Hellenistic, ca. 3rd 1st century BC. The small gold ring inscribed XAPA (Joy) on the bezel. 12 x 14 mm. Intact.











B2758. A FINE GREEK GOLD EARRING, ca. 3rd century BC. The earring with considerable granulation. 40mm. Generally very nice condition and wearable with care.











B2759. A FINE GREEK GOLD EARRING, ca. 3rd century BC. The earring with considerable granulation. 28mm. Generally very nice condition and wearable with care.











B2760. A FRAGMENTARY GREEK GOLD EARRING, ca. 3rd century BC. The earring with considerable granulation. 20mm.











B2761. A GREEK GOLD EARRING IN THE FORM OF HERAKLES CLUB, ca. 3rd century BC. The earring set with a garnet at the terminus. 40mm. Generally nice condition and wearable with care.











B2762. A SASANIAN GOLD PENDANT, ca. 4th-6th century AD. The circular pendant with loops top and bottom, the body ornamented with a peacock done in repousse technique within a beaded border. 24 mm. Very rare. Excellent condition and wearable.











B2763. A BYZANTINE GOLD RING WITH CROSS, ca. 6th-10th century. The band with a row of ornamental dots, the cross done in stipple technique on the bezel. 20 mm, 18 mm internal. 5.30 gm. Nice condition and wearable.











B2764. A BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The ends of the cross set with 12 small garnets, 5 of which remain, the interior with chambers for inlay now lost. 23mm. Rare.











B2765. AN EXCESSIVELY RARE KIEVAN RUSS ELECTRUM 'SCEPTER', ca. 12th-13th century. The scepter (I would describe it as a torque) of twisted graduated form with attachment loops at the ends. 12 inches, 54.96 gm. Comes with article (in German) from the Vienna Kunsthistorischen Museum where two similar examples from Polovez's tomb are described and illustrated along with other objects from the same tomb. Excessively rare. Excellent condition.











B2766. AN ESPECIALLY LARGE GOLD NOSE RING. Peru, Moche, ca. 500 BC/AD. The hammered sheet gold ornament with three engraved rings around the nose loop and with exceptionally long terminals. 8.2 inches, 8.90 gm. Ex. Harmer Rooke Galleries. A very fine example.











B2767. A TAIRONA GOLD FROG. Columbia, ca. 800 AD. Hollow cast gold with fine detail, original suspension loop through the front legs. 25 mm, 10.95 gm. Charming and rare, an excellent example.











B2768. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 0.8 inches, 1.24 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2769. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.0 inches, 1.86 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2770. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.1 inches, 2.93 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2771. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.3 inches, 4.04 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2772. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.4 inches, 3.27 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2773. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD. Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.6 inches, 6.49 gm. Hight carat gold. Wearable with care.











B2774. A PAIR OF FINE SINU GOLD EARRINGS. Columbia, ca. 800-1500 AD Excellent condition and workmanship and finely cast of high carat gold. 1.25 inches, 4.47 gm. Wearable with care.




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