ANCIENT GOLD COINS AND JEWELRY
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3802. IONIA, EPHESOS, ca. 630-610 BC. Electrum fraction, 1.16 gm. Unpublished! Geometric style bee/Cruciform punchmark. EF. Excessively rare and totally unknown before a few were discovered along with the recent geometric hoard, this is now believed to be the earliest known coin of Ephesos, and one of the earliest of all coins. This example is one of the best among the approximately 10 known specimens.
3803. SICILY, SYRACUSE, TIME OF AGATHOKLES, 317-289 BC. Gold Drachm, 4.20 gm, ca. 317-310 BC, Dewing 934v. Laur. hd. Apollo l./Fast biga r. driven by male charioteer, triskeles below. EF. Typical slightly rusty obverse die, tiny rim nick. Beautiful fine classical style. Rare.
3804. MACEDON, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, 336-323 BC. Gold Stater. Head of Athena r./Nike advancing l. VF+. Ex. jewelry, lightly polished. Inexpensive example.
3805. MACEDON, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, 336-323 BC. Gold stater. Head of Athena r./Nike advancing l. AEF.
3806. HADRIAN, 117-138 AD. Gold Aureus, HRIC _, RIC 91. /PM TR P COS III, Genius stg. l. holding grain ears and patera. EF. Rare. Especially nice bust of Hadrian with detailed drapery.
3807. TRAJAN DECIUS, 249-251 AD. Gold Aureus, HRIC_, Sear_, RIC 28, SNG ANS 1001-1-22105. Laur. hd. r./VBERITAS AVG, Uberitas stg. facing holding purse and cornucopia. EF. Small smooth areas. Very rare!
3808. A FINE GREEK GOLD LION PENDANT, ca. 5th century BC. 20 x 20 mm. Listed in Christie's 12/8/99 lot 34 for $2000-$3000.
3809. A FINE GREEK GOLD RING, ca. 5th century BC. The bezel with an engraved male figure seated holding a palm. 23 x 20 mm. Very rare early Greek gold ring.
3810. A PAIR OSTROGOTH LARGE GOLD EARRINGS, ca. 6th century AD. Both with 14 facet ornaments set with garnets. 1.7 x 1.8 inches. Listed in Christie's 12/8/99 lot 149 for $3000-$4000.