YRLD & ANCIENT GUST 5 & 7, 2020 | DALL




Dallas (formerly Pittsburgh) as Auction #3085


Featuring: The Amsterdam Collection | The Storck Collection | The Cape Coral Collection

August 5 & 7, 2020 | Dallas

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World & Ancient Coins Specialists

Cristiano Bierrenbach Warren Tucker Sam Spiegel Roxana Uskali Executive Vice President Vice President Director of Director of World Coins International Numismatics | Numismatics Chicago

Zach Beasley Cale Meier Christian Winge

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Dear Bidder,

As we come to present our August Platinum Night sale held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money, one of the most anticipated events in the hobby, we cannot help but reflect on the changing circumstances in the world today. Yet while we have certainly had to adapt in the ways that we work, live, and interact, we are proud to be able to say that the auction market for rare coins has shown considerable resilience and growth in recent months—a strength which is certainly confirmed by the incredible selections highlighted below, for which we must extend our gratitude to both our consignors and bidders. Without their continued enthusiasm and passion for the hobby, hardly any of us could expect to continue to engage with our numismatic interests with such fervor as we had previously. We further are proud to announce that this surge has allowed us not only to continue to present our clients with some of the best coins in the hobby, but also to expand our August sale to include an even wider offering of Superb rarities.

Leading off the sale is a wonderful selection of ancients, with examples of some of the most popular types, including

a Titus proto-contorniate Colosseum sestertius, Syracusan decadrachm and Judean half-shekel. Although the star for sheer value of the section is an NGC-certified Choice Mint State Septimius Severus and Julia Domna aureus in Fine Style, there is an abundance of unlisted examples and plate coins throughout. Gold issues make a strong showing as always, from Croesus and Carthaginian staters, to Julius Caesar and Commodus aurei, Constantine the Great and Justinian Il solidi, and a remarkable Gallienus quinarius and Aurelian heavy aureus. From our sales this year, one of the hottest areas in the ancients field right now is the Macedonian Kingdom, and we have a great selection of attractive and rare examples not to be missed.

Any attendee of our auctions, particularly Platinum Night, will be well-acquainted with two near constant trends in

the peak coins we have to offer—an extremely strong presence of British material and gold. While the issues of the British crown seen here are certainly soearheaded by a fantastic Choice Mint State ‘East India Company’ 5 Guineas (oresently tied for the finest certified) and the joint-finest William & Mary 1692 5 Guineas, equally rare soecimens stem from its colonies. Of particular note is a simply awe-inspiring PR66 ‘star’ William IV Restrike 2 Mohurs of 1835 certified by NGC, bested by only one PR6/ either there or at PCGS; a rare original strike of the same date and denomination, graded an impressive AU50 by NGC and noted as one of only three confirmed examples of this type; and an intriguing countermarked 6 Pesos from the British Occupation of Curagao. One of only two traced pieces, this ex. Clapp, Eliasberg, and Fonrobert example also serves as the plate piece in such key references as the Standard Catalog

of World Coins, Friedberg, Pridmore, Scholten, and is cited directly by Gordon. The glint of gold is not confined to those issues produced under British supervision, as the following highlights will certainly confirm, chief among which is a captivating gold 8 Souverain d’Or from Flanders struck in 1694, a denomination so substantial that the type Is alternatively referred to as a ‘Ducaton’ of gold. From South Africa we find one of the key first-year rarities to the ZAR series, the Proof “Double Shaft” /2 Pond of 1892.

All that glitters isn’t gold, however, and this August’s sale would feel incomplete without mention of the extraordinary silver rarities we have to present, many of which represent types we have never previously handled. One of the offerings that stands out the most is the semi-legendary 1904 50 Centimos from Costa Rica, a recorded date which has nonetheless never appeared at auction until now. Missing from all major collections of South American and Costa Rican coins including Ulex, Guttag, Farouk, Goodman, Whittier, Mayer, Lissner, and Pura Vida, and perhaps existing as a pattern, we can only anticipate the fierce bidding among Costa Rican collectors that this soecimen will elicit. On the opposite end of the globe, a piece of particular note is an absolutely massive 50 Reales or “Cinquentin” of Philip IV minted in 1686 in Segovia (then one of the most advanced mints in all of Europe).

While we may or may not be able to join in person to share in these exciting selections, we hope that you will raise your digital bidder paddles with us to take part in this historic event. Though the 60+ featured lots in the sale are simply too vast to cover in detail here, we encourage you to take the time to peruse the sale and avoid missing the opportunity to claim a piece for yourself.

Good luck and happy bidding!


Chain AoA the h Age.

Cristiano Bierrenbach Warren Tucker

Maurice A. Storck (1922-2019)

Maurice Storck was born May 20, 1922 in Portland, Maine. He grew up there and attended local schools until at 14 years of age, he enlisted in the Maine National Guard. As a child of the Great Depression, he worked several jobs to help support his family— cultivating a life-long, strong work ethic. At the age of 17, he transferred into the US Army and was assigned to the Hawaiian division, where, on December 7, 1941, while stationed at the Schofield Barracks, he would witness the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entrance in the Second World War. Seeing action in Guadalcanal and several other major battles, Maurice was severely wounded during the invasion of the Philippines, for which he received several prestigious medals, including the purple heart.

After marrying his wife, Nancy, in New Zealand in 1944 and returning to the US in 1945 after his discharge, Maurice received his associate’s degree from Portland Jr. College, where he developed the business know-how that would couple with his life- long passion for coin and stamp collecting and lead to him becoming a full-time coin dealer in 1946. Well-known throughout New England for his expertise on US coins, he was a contributor to the ‘Red Book’ (A Guide Book of United States Coins), which debuted its first edition in November 1946, and became the first life-time member of the American Numismatic Association. In 1954, he was one of eight US numismatists who attended the famed auction of the King Farouk Collection in Cairo, Egypt. Until his retirement in 1970, his coin and stamp store in Portland was the largest in the state of Maine. After moving with his wife to Tucson, Arizona in 1973, Maurice continued to attend currency expos in the area well into his 90’s, sharing his passion and knowledge for the hobby with many generations of future collectors.

Heritage is proud to bring both the US and World Coin collection of Maurice A. Storck to auction. While the coinage of the United States was Clearly his passion and the bulk of this incredible collection, and will be offered in a stand-alone sale this October in Dallas, his world selections are bound to impress. Covering most corners of the globe, the selections we are presenting here include, but are not limited to, several of the finest certified or second-finest certified gold Proof Restrikes from British India, several of the finest hammered gold coins from medieval England, together with a fine collection of crowns stretching from Britain to Germany, France, Norway, Madagascar, and beyond.




Fine Style ‘Star’ Taras and Dolphin Stater

30001 CALABRIA. Tarentum. Ca. 281-240 BC. AR stater or di- drachm (21mm, 7.90 gm, lh). NGC Choice AUX 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Philen and Ey-, magistrates. Nude warrior on horseback galloping left, round shield and two spears in left hand; DIAQN in left field, EY below / TAPAY, Taras on dolphin left, Nike right in right hand, left hand on dol- phin; waves below. HN Italy 964. Vlasto 683. SNG ANS 1059.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis, Auction 12 (18 November 2019), lot 105; Numismatica Genevensis, Auction IX (14 December 2015), lot 2; Collec- tion of ‘Maitre B.’ (Hess-Divo, Auction 310, 22 October 2008), lot 5 Starting Bid: $3,750

30002 SICILY. Messana. Ca. 480-456 BC. AR tetradrachm (26mm, 17.14 gm, 2h). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5, die shift. Ca. 478-476 BC. Seated male charioteer driving biga of mules walking right / MESSE-N-ION, hare springing right. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG ANS -. HGC 2, -. Calta- biano -. Very rare and apparently two unrecorded dies.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 92 part I (23 May 2016), lot 118; Numismatica Ars Classica, Sale 5 (1992), lot 60 Starting Bid: $2,000

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30003 SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-370 BC). AR decadrachm (34mm, 43.07 gm, 8h). NGC Choice AU 3/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Unsigned dies by the “shell engraver” in the style of Euainetos, ca. 400 BC. Racing quadriga driven left by charioteer, reins in left hand, ken- tron in right; Nike flying right in field above to crown him, military arms, including aspis (shield), greaves, cuirass, and crested Attic helmet, all joined by horizontal spear, AQAA (“prizes”) below all in exergue, dotted border / XY-P-A-K-OXION, head of Arethusa left, hair wreathed in barley ears, wearing triple pendant earring and beaded necklace; scallop shell in right field, four dolphins swimming around, dotted border. Gallatin (RIX/ FI - two examples cited).

Widely considered to be the most beautiful coins ever struck, the immense silver decadrachms of Syracuse from the later fifth century BC represent the full flowering of classical Greek sculptural art. Syracuse, the fore- most Greek city in Sicily, had produced coins of exceptional beauty for nearly a century when, ca. 415 BC, engravers began signing their coin dies. Chief among these were the master engravers Kimon and Euainetos, whose large silver decadrachms seemed to capture the spirit of the artistic and intellectual revolution then sweeping the Greek world. The obverse of these pieces depicts a four-horse racing chariot, or quadriga, in full ca- reer to left while Nike, goddess of Victory, flies above to crown the driver with a laurel wreath. Below this scene is a set of Greek armor offered as a prize to the victorious charioteer. The reverse depicts a beautiful head of Arethusa, nymph of a sacred spring, with dolphins frolicking around her. The decadrachm of Euainetos became a widely-copied archetype for Greek coinage, and the master engraver’s head of Arethusa remains a paradigm of cool, classical beauty today.

Starting Bid: $25,000

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Ex Numismatic Fine Arts

30004 SICILY. Syracuse. Agathocles (317-289 BC). AR _tet- radrachm (26mm, 16.98 gm, lh). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Pre-royal coinage, ca. 310-305 BC, Nk-, magistrate. Head of Persephone left, hair wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; three dolphins swimming around, NK below neck truncation, dotted border / LYPAKOZIQON, charioteer driving fast quadriga left, reins in left hand, kentron in right; triskeles above, AN monogram in exergue, dotted border. HGC 2, 1348. SNG ANS 637 var. (NK ligate).

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction XXVIII (23 April 1992), lot 582 Starting Bid: $2,500

Fine Style Mint State Carthaginian Stater

30005 ZEUGITANA. Carthage. Ca. 350-320 BC. AV stater (19mm, 9.28 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Bust of Tanit left, hair wreathed with barley ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace with eight pendants / Horse standing right, three pellets to lower right at hoof height. Jenkins & Lewis Group IIIf, 48.

The first gold staters struck by Carthage during 350-320 BC were of a nearly pure alloy and weighed more than the ubiquitous gold staters of Philip II and Alexander the Great. As time went on this coinage was de- based with silver and reduced in weight— hence the much more numerous Carthage staters produced after circa 320 BC are now termed “electrum.” Starting Bid: $5,000

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Rare Philippi Gold Stater from the Skapte-Hyle Mines

30007 MACEDON. Philippi. Ca. 356-345 BC. AV stater (16mm, 8.57 g, 11h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 4/5, edge marks. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, paws tied before neck / OJATNITION, tripod lebes with leonine feet; head of stag right to right. Bellinger, Philip- pi 18. HGC 3, 628 corr. (more symbols). Boston MFA 583 = Warren 593. Very rare.

Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection

This specimen is part of the second issue produced by the city of Philippi, following the Macedonian recolonization of Krenides under Philip II. The variety with stag head is particularly rare, with about five pieces known, including those in the British Museum. The gold for these issues came from the Skapte-Hylé mines, long held by Thasos until Athens captured them in the fifth century BC.

Starting Bid: $5,000

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Incredible High Relief Alexander Octodrachm

30008 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander I (ca. 498-454 BC). AR octodrachm (32mm, 28.89 gm, 9h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Ca. 479-475 BC. Horseman riding right, wearing chlamys and petasus, two javelins in right hand; dog right (?) below, dotted border / AAE-&-ANA-PO, quadri- partite square in relief; all within shallow incuse square. Svoronos -. Ex- tremely rare - no examples in sales archives.

Starting Bid: $15,000

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Mint State Fine Style Alexander the Great Portrait Stater

30009 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip II (359-336 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.61 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Late post- humous issue of Colophon, under Philip HI Arrhidaeus, ca. 322 BC. Lau- reate head of Apollo right, with the features of Alexander III the Great / @MIANINOY, charioteer driving galloping biga right, reins in left hand, kentron in right; tripod below right. Le Rider pl. 90, 16 and 93, 26 (differ- ent dies). SNG Alpha Bank 260. Thompson Philip p. 58 and pl. VI, 12.

While the types of this gold stater issue of Colophon conform to the norm for Philip IT (359-336 BC), the magnificent obverse die of this late post- humous issue of Colophon bears a portrait of “Apollo” that is quite dis- tinctive and clearly depicts a real person. Comparison with the coins of Lysimachus and surviving portrait sculpture leaves no doubt the portrait represents Alexander III the Great himself. The issue seems intended to legitimize the patchwork Macedonian regime put together by Alexander’s generals after his death in Babylon under the figurehead rulers Philip III Arrhidaeus, Alexander’s slow-witted half-brother, and the infant Alexan- der IV, his posthumously born son. As such the “Philip” named on the reverse should probably be seen as referring to Arrhidaeus rather than the traditional attribution to Philip II.

Starting Bid: $5,000

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Mint State Unlisted Philip Stater

30010 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Philip IT Arrhidaeus (323-317 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.57 gm, 11h). NGC MS 5/5 - 3/5. Lifetime issue of Abydus. Head of Athena right, hair in three tight corkscrew curls and flowing loose over left shoulder, wearing triple-crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, one crest end short and curled, the other long and trailing under hair, bowl decorated with coiled serpent right / DIAITIMNIOY, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath in outstretched right hand, cradling stylis in left; large pentagram enclosing M in left field, coiled serpent right below wing at feet to left. Price -, cf. P38 (monogram over pentagram). Thompson, ADM II, Series XI, 157.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 106 (13 September 2017), lot 190 Starting Bid: $1,500

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Sculptural Tribal Octodrachm

30011 THRACO-MACEDONIAN TRIBES. The Bisaltae. Ca. 480- 465 BC. AR octodrachm (32mm, 28.50 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, marks. Graeco-Asiatic standard. CI-LAA-TIKQN, bridled horse prancing right, on his far side nude warrior ‘Ares’ standing right, shoulders facing, wear- ing causia and holding two spears horizontally / Shallow quadripartite incuse square. cf. Svoronos plate XI, 6 (legend breaks). cf. BMC 1-2. cf. SNG ANS 919.

Ex Swiss collection (Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 114, 6 May 2019), lot 141; A. Tkalec, private sale in 1994

The Bisaltae were one of the powerful Thraco-Macedonian tribes that struck coinage in the late 6th and early Sth centuries. Starting Bid: $15,000

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Mint State ‘Star’ Fine Style Lysimachus Stater

30012 THRACIAN KINGDOM. Lysimachus (305-281 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.50 gm, 11h). NGC MS* 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Lifetime issue of uncertain mint. Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon / BAXIAEQ2 / AYXIMAXOY, Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning royal name, resting left arm on grounded shield decorated with lion head boss, transverse spear beyond; uncertain symbol above monogram in outer left field, IA monogram in exergue. Muller -. Thompson -. Unlisted in the standard references.

Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction 8 (28 September 2014), lot 500 Starting Bid: $4,000

Hunt Collection Fine Style Larissa Didrachm

30013. THESSALY. Larissa. Ca. mid-4th century BC. AR stater or didrachm (26mm, 12.32 gm, 4h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Head of nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing pendant earrings and necklace / AAPI-2Z-AION, bridled horse prancing right on ground line. HGC 4, 409. BCD Thessaly I 306-311. BCD Thes- saly II 1160.

Ex MDC Collection coins sarl, Auction 5 (14 November 2019), lot 33; Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Sotheby's New York, 19 June 1990), lot 93 Starting Bid: $7,500

Extremely Rare Female in Sphendone Stater

30014 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 550-450 BC. EL stater (18mm, 15.91 gm). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5. Female head left, hair in sphendone; tunny fish left below / Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square punch. cf. Greenwell 85 (head right in saccos). Von Fritze 106 (hecte). SNG France -. Cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 114 (13 May 2020), lot 236. Starting Bid: $3,500

Very Rare Flying Canine

30015 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 550-450 BC. EL stater (22mm, 16.12 gm). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5. Winged canine running left, head re- verted; tunny fish left below / Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square punch. Greenwell 140. Von Fritze I 104. Boston MFA 1433. Very rare with just a handful known.

The addition of wings to non-alate animals on coins of this period is not uncommon on coins of Cyzicus, Mytilene and Phocaia. Winged boars and lions are the most common, winged stags and bulls on Cyzicene coinage are far scarcer, with winged canine being the most unusual and rare. Starting Bid: $2,000

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Fierce Winged Lioness

30016 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 500-450 BC. EL stater (19mm, 16.14 gm). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Forepart of winged lioness stalking left, right foreleg raised; tunny fish upward behind / Quadripartite mill-sail in- cuse square punch. Greenwell 117. Von Fritze 96. SNG France 237. Starting Bid: $2,000

30017 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 450-350 BC. EL sixth-stater or hecte (11mm, 2.70 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Ca. 410 BC. Helios, nude, kneel- ing right in front of foreparts of two horses prancing to left and right; tunny fish right below / Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square punch with stippled interior. Greenwell 23. Jameson 2194. SNG von Aulock 7312. Kraay-Hirmer 715. von Fritze 149. BMC 106.

Cyzicene coinage has great diversity in themes, displaying both local and foreign myths and legends. the sun god appears as radiate on this issue and was worshipped as Helios in Zeleia, a town neighboring Cyzicus, and likely in Cyzicus itself as well. M. Six (Numismatic Chronicle, N.S. xvii, p. 170) suggested that this design has “been copied from a metope of a temple.”’ (Greenwell, p. 59). Staters of this issue are well documented, however, hectes are exceedingly rare with only the worn British Museum example noted in Greenwell.

Starting Bid: $3,000


Extremely Rare Poseidon Hecte

30018 MYSIA. Cyzicus. Ca. 450-350 BC. EL sixth-stater or hecte (10mm, 2.63 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5. Ca. 380 BC. Diademed, bearded head of Poseidon left; trident over right shoulder, tunny fish left below / Quadripartite mill-sail incuse square. Greenwell 5. Traité II 2605.

Possibly only four known specimens, including this example, and the fin- est of the three to come to market. Cf. Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 84 (20 May 2015), lot 638.

Starting Bid: $2,500

Choice Mint State Boar

30019 IONIA. Uncertain mint. Ca. 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 stater or hemihecte (8mm, 1.33 gm). NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5. Phokaic standard. Head of boar left with long tusk / Incuse square punch with irregular interior surfaces. SNG Kayhan 719 (myshemihecte). Linzalone LN 1154 (same). Starting Bid: $2,000

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30020 IONIA. Uncertain mint. Ca. 650-600 BC (or 575-525 BC). EL stater (21mm, 14.30 gm). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. Milesian standard. Forepart of bridled horse left; sunburst before chest, lotus flower on its back / Rectangular incuse punch between two square incuse punches, all with geometric patterned surfaces. Traité pl. I, 24. L. Weidauer, Probleme der fruhen Elektronpragung, TYPOS I (1975), 31, 139.

Starting Bid: $3,500

Rare Aristobulus ‘Star’ Stater

30021 CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes (?). Ca. 200-150 BC. AV stater (18mm, 8.53 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU* 5/5 - 4/5. Late posthumous issue in the name and type of Lysimachus of Thrace, Aristobulus as mag- istrate, ca. 200-180 BC. Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon / AYXZIMAXOY / APIXTOBOY AOX, Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning magistrate’s name, resting left arm on grounded shield, transverse spear beyond; rose bloom in inner left field. Muller 451. Extremely rare - no examples in sales archives.

There are 2 varieties of the Rhodes Lysimachi stater - Miller 450 with rose in outer left field, sole specimen in London, and the one with Aristo- bulus’ name, Muller 451. The incorporation of Aristobulus’ name in the design is exceptional and likely unique for the entire Lysimachi series (the only other instance are some tetradrachms and drachms of Chalcedon, where Lysimachus’ name is replaced by that of the city). Aristobulus is well known from Rhodian coinage, and obviously the names presence here alongside the rose suggests Rhodian involvement. Ashton has dis- cussed this, but admits he does not know if Byzantium or Rhodes struck the coin. The dies are very similar to those at Byzantium, but are not shared with the proper Byzantium Lysimachi.

In any event, there are only three Aristobulus staters known - London (1896,0601.78), Paris (Luynes 1812) and the present specimen. Starting Bid: $2,500

30022 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Time of Ardys-Alyattes (ca. 630s-560 BC). Kukalim(?). EL sixth-stater or hecte (10mm, 2.35 gm). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5. Sardes. KUKALI (Lydian, retrograde), legend between confront- ing heads of roaring female lions (only the one facing right visible) / Two incuse squares of different size, side-by-side, with irregular decorated in- terior surfaces. Weidauer Group XVIII, 114-5. Cf. Triton XV, lot 1241 (trite). Extremely rare.

Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 62 (4 February 2018), lot 300

This extremely rare electrum hecte bears the inscription KUKALIM in Lydian script, but exactly what this legend means, or who it represents, is as yet a mystery. Seemingly contemporary (but far more common) hectes and trites are inscribed WALWET.: transliterated to Greek, this is rendered as “of Alyattes,”’ an early king of Lydia circa 610-560 BC. With a similar transliteration, KUKALIM can be rendered as “of Gyges,” and a king of that name is known to have reigned in Lydia, by varying estimations, either circa 716-678 BC or 680-644 BC. In fact Gyges founded the Merm- nad Dynasty, to which the later Alyattes and Croesus belonged. This Gy- ges is also believed to have inspired the Biblical King Gog mentioned in Ezekial and Revelation. Tempting as it is to assign the KUKALIM coins to him, scholars have demonstrated that they cannot have been struck that early, and in fact die links with the reverse punches show that they were struck contemporaneously with those of Alyattes. The most likely possibil- ity is that the Gyges mentioned on the coin is a later member of the Merm- nad Dynasty who was named after the founder, who either reigned jointly with Alyattes or as governor of a Lydian province.

Starting Bid: $2,000

‘Star’ Lydian Trite

30023 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-561 BC). EL third-stater or trite (13mm, 4.75 gm). NGC Choice AU* 5/5 - 4/5. Uninscribed issue, Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Head of lion right, mouth open, mane bristling, radiate globule above eye / Two square punches of different size, side by side, with irregular interior surfaces. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013. Starting Bid: $3,000

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Choice AU Croesus Light Stater

30024 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV stater (16mm, 8.04 gm). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5. Sardes, ‘light’ standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side by side, with irregular interior surfaces. Carradice 8. BMFA 2073. SNG von Aulock 2875.

Starting Bid: $10,000

Choice Mint State Croesus Light Trite

30025 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV third- stater or trite (11mm, 2.68 gm). NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, ‘light’ standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Rectangular bipartite incuse punch with irregular interior surfaces. Berk 9.6. SNG von Aulock 8212. Starting Bid: $3,000


Unpublished Cypriot Gold Pentadrachm

30026 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). AV trichryson or triple stater (pentadrachm) (24mm, 17.72 gm, 2h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 2/5, ex-jewelry. Uncertain Mint 9, on Cyprus (Salamis or Cititum), second Ptolemaic Period, from 294 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter right, aegis tied around neck; dotted border / IITOAEMAIOY-BAXIAEQY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; EY above XAP monogram in left field. Cf. CPE 220 (Ptolemy I, tetradrachm). cf. Svoronos 354 (Ptolemy II, tetradrachm). Unpublished. This issue is only known in silver.

Ex Collection of a Philhellene (Heritage Auctions, Long Beach 3067, 6 September 2018), lot 30222; Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 43 (24 September 1997), lot 8&6

Starting Bid: $3,000

30027 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). AV trichryson or triple stater (pentadrachm) (23mm, 17.82 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 1/5, Fine Style, edge damage. Phoenicia, Tyre, ca. 275/4 BC. Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter right, aegis tied around neck; dotted border / ITOAEMAIOY-BAXIAEQS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed; H above club in left field, dotted border. CPE 555. Svoronos 636.

Starting Bid: $2,500

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30028 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246

ote ie oi ies =a

BC). AV trichryson or triple stater (pentadrachm) (23mm, 17.74 gm, -

12h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 2/5, ex-jewelry. Alexandria, ca. 282 BC. ‘Star’ First Year Jewish Shekel

Diademed head of Ptolemy I Soter right, aegis tied around neck; dotted ;

border / TTOAEMAIOY-BAZIAEQS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, 30030 JUDAEA. The J ewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (25mm, wings closed; > in left field, dotted border. CPE 276. Svoronos 547. 14.11 gm, 11h). NGC Choice XF* 4/5 - 5/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 1 Starting Bid: $2,500 (AD 66/7). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), Omer cup (ritual chalice)

with pearled rim, the base resting on raised projections; Year J above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo-Hebrew) around staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1354.

Starting Bid: $3,000

30029 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC), with Arsinoe II, Ptolemy I, and Berenice I. AV pentekontadrach- mon (50 drachm) or tetradrachm (half-mnaieion) (20mm, 13.86 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Alexandria, before August 272 BC. AAEA®QN, jugate busts right of Ptolemy IH, diademed and draped, and Arsinoe II, diademed and veiled; Gallic shield behind, dotted border / QEQN, jugate busts right of Ptolemy I, diademed and draped, and Berenice I, diademed and veiled; dotted border. CPE 314. Svoronos 604.

Starting Bid: $2,250


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30031 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR half-shekel (18mm, 6.95 gm, 10h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem (Temple?) mint, dated Year 1 (AD 66/7). Half of a shekel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base raised by projections on ends; Year | above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globule base. Hendin 1355.

In AD 66, the people of Jerusalem rose up in revolt against the oppressive Roman occupation. The rebellion spread quickly throughout Judaea, and thousands of Romans were either massacred or forced to flee. The leaders of the revolt declared Israel an independent nation and, for the first time in Jewish history, began striking coins in silver. These coins were mainly Shekels of about 13-14 grams weight, along with half-shekels weighing 6.8 grams, and a tiny handful of silver quarter-shekels. The mint was likely located within the Temple complex and the silver provided by the stockpiles of Tyrian shekels kept in the treasury. Mintage was carefully controlled for weight, fineness and and the political slogans each coin carried. For some unknown reason, half-shekels are considerably rarer than full shekels. According to the Israel Numismatic Societys Menorah Coin Project, which has made a census of known examples of Jewish War coins, more than 360 Year 2 shekels are known to have survived, but only 102 half-shekels are recorded. This is somewhat puzzling as the half- Shekel is named in several ancient sources as the amount of the Temple Tax paid by every Jewish male over the age of 20, and one would think that such a denomination would be at least as common in circulation as its double. However, roughly the same survival rate applies to the Tyrian Shekels and half-shekels previously used to pay the tax.

Starting Bid: $5,000

30032 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (22mm, 14.15 gm, 1h). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 2 (AD 67/8). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base resting on raised projections; Year 2 above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo- Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1358. Starting Bid: $2,000


Mildenberg Plate Coin

30033. JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR sela (27mm, 14.50 gm, lh). NGC MS 3/5 - 3/5, overstruck. Dated Year 2 (AD 133/4). Jerusalem (Paleo-Hebrew), on either side of facade of the Jerusalem Temple, cross in pediment, the Ark of the Covenant (or show- bread table) seen from end in center of entrance / Year Two of the Freedom of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), lulav with etrog at left. Hendin 1387a. Milden- berg 25/2 (this coin).

Starting Bid: $3,000

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Extremely Rare Aristobulus Jewish War Nero Issue

30034 ARMENIAN KINGDOM. Kings of Armenia Minor. Aris- tobulus (AD 54-92). AE (26mm, 11.89 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 3/5. Nicopolis ad Lycum, or Chalkis, dated Regnal Year 13 (AD 66/7). BACIAEQC APICTOBOYAOY ETeII'*, diademed, draped bust of Aristobulus left, seen from front / NEPQ/NI KAAY / AIQ KAICA/PI CEBACTQ /TEPMANI/KQ, legend in six lines within wreath. Meshorer 366. Hendin 1257. Extremely rare - only one example in sales archives.

A loyal client king of Rome, Aristobulus supported the general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo in the Roman-Parthian War of AD 58-63. He received a portion of Greater Armenia as reward, and in AD 73 supplied troops to the governor of Syria, Lucius Caesennius Paetus, who had persuaded Ves- pasian that Antiochus IV of Commagene was planning to revolt and side with Vologases I of Parthia. Aristobulus’ decision to strike dated coins in only two years of his reign - years 13 (AD 66/7) and 17 (AD 70/1) - is significant as they mark the beginning and end of the First Jewish-Roman War respectively, honoring first Nero, then Titus, probably representing a public reaffirmation of Aristobulus’ loyalty to his Roman patrons. Starting Bid: $2,500

Rare Aristobulus Jewish War Titus Issue

30035 ARMENIAN KINGDOM. Kings of Armenia Minor. Aris- tobulus (AD 54-92). AE (27mm, 14.10 gm, 11h). NGC VF 4/5 - 4/5. Nicopolis ad Lycum, or Chalkis, dated Regnal Year 17 (AD 70/1). BACIAEQC APICTOBOYAOY ET*IZs, diademed head of Aristobulus left / TITQ / OYECIIA/CIANQO AY/TOKPATO/P CEBAC/TQ, legend in six lines within wreath. Meshorer 367a. Hendin 1258.

Based on the issue date, one would expect to see Vespasian s name on the reverse as he was emperor at the time, however, Aristobulus honored Titus instead since he was instrumental in ending the Jewish Revolt, for which this issue was minted. Starting Bid: $2,500

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Choice AU ‘Star’ Julius Caesar Aureus

30036 =©Julius Caesar, as Dictator (49-44 BC). AV aureus (20mm, 8.12 gm, 5h). NGC Choice AUX 5/5 - 5/5. Rome, 46 BC, Aulus Hirtius, praetor. CeCAESAR-COS TER, veiled female head (Vesta or Pietas?) right / AfHIRTIVSP R, lituus, capis and securis, all turned left (emblems of the augurate and pontificate). Crawford 466/1. Sydenham 1017-1018. Hirtia 1 and Julia 22. Calicd 36.

Aulus Hirtius was a key supporter of Caesar who might have ended up as his successor in power, had events taken a different turn. An experienced soldier, he served as one of Caesar’s legates in Gaul from about 54 BC and was an envoy to Pompey in 50 BC. He served Caesar loyally during the Civil War against Pompey and his successors in 48-45 BC and was appointed as Caesar ’s mintmaster in Rome in 46 BC, when he struck the first truly large issue of gold aurei from the spoils of Caesar’s campaigns. These aurei, which bear a rather enigmatic veiled female head on the ob- verse, were used to pay Caesar’s soldiers after the great triumphal parade. After Caesar ’s assassination, Hirtius initially supported Marc Antony but, after taking over as Consul in 43 BC, he raised an army against Antony at the instigation of Cicero and Octavian. His army defeated Antony at Mu- tina in April of 43 BC, but Hirtius was killed in the fighting; his consular colleague Pansa died days later, leaving Octavian and Antony masters of Rome. Modern historians owe Hirtius a debt of gratitude for preserving and editing Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars. Starting Bid: $10,000

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Fine Style Julius Caesar Portrait Denarius

30037 Julius Caesar (49-44 BC). AR denarius (18mm, 3.98 gm, 10h). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. Rome, 42 BC, L. Livineius Regu- lus, moneyer. Laureate head of Julius Caesar right; laurel branch behind, caduceus before, dotted border / L7LIVINEIVS / REGVLYVS, bull charg- ing right; dotted border. Crawford 494/24. Sydenham 1106. Julia 57 and Livineia 1.

Ex Dr. Nicholas Lowe Collection (Roma Numismatics, Auction XVIII, 29 Sep- tember 2019), lot 973; privately purchased from ‘G.D.’on 17 January 1998 Starting Bid: $3,500

30038 Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AV aureus (20mm, 7.85 gm, 7h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 2/5, ex-jewelry, scratches. Lugdunum, 11-10 BC. AVGVSTVS-DIVIF, bare head of Augustus right / IMPeXII, bull charg- ing left, head lowered, right foreleg raised, lashing his tail. RIC I 177. Calico 221 (12-11 BC).

Augustus large ‘bull coinage’ struck at the Gallic mint of Lugdunum came at a time of aggressive expansion for the regime. The bull is a visual ref- erence to the city of Thurium in Lucania, to which Octavian s household had a strong connection. While serving as Praetor, the father of Octavian, Gaius Octavius, led