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#99011: SILVER Denarii - 40 BC, MARC ANTONY !!  

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by MARC ANTONY for his legions. He was the famous lover of Cleopatra VII and famous General. He formed an alliance with Octavian (Augustus) defeating the forces of Brutus (assassin of Julius Caesar). However, later he rose against Rome in an alliance with Cleopatra of Egypt. He and Cleopatra’s army were defeated in the Battle of Actium leading to their suicides. Marc Anthony and Cleopatra were succeeded by a daughter, Cleopatra Selene. 

When these denarii was first minted, it was a day's wages for a Roman soldier in MARC ANTONY's legions.

Obv:  Galley (warship)
Rev:
  Military standards (Military flagpole) with Aquila (Eagle pole) between
Diameter:
  16-17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  typically in "Good" condition (overall), on many one side is nearly smooth

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#99030: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during the later part of the Medieval Times in Eastern EUROPE about the reign of Ivan Alexander (1331 to 1355).  About 1018 AD the Byzantine Empire had adsorbed the area north of Greece. However, the slavics, resenting the Greek influence, prompted several revolts leading to an indenpendent kingdom in 1188 AD. This is about the same time of the invasion of William the Conquer into England. Ivan Alexander came to power through a hereditary connection to Kalojan who spawn the new kingdom in the late 12th century. Ivan named his own son as successor but their relationship fall apart leading a fractured empire unable to defend itself against the Turkish invasion in in the late 14th century. The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355).

Attribution:  Silver Grosh, 1331 to 1355 AD, Europe:  The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355). This coin is in "Very Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with a nice toned coloring in the recesses highlighting the images. This coin is a SILVER GROSH measuring about 22 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Quarter but about ½ as thick).

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#99021: SILVER Drachms - 310 BC, Macedonian Empire - Alexander the Great in LION SKIN !!

Historical Context: These coins were minted by the MACEDONIAN EMPIRE some the after the death of Alexander the Great, around 320-300 BC. The Macedonian empire was founded by Alexander I but carried forward by others including Philip II (Father of Alexander the Great) and ALEXANDER the GREAT. Philip II developed the army and tactics that enabled Alexander the Great to accomplish his victories. Alexander the Great is considered the greatest military general ever. After his death, many of regions conquered by Alexander minted coins of this motif in his honor. 

Obv:  Alexander the Great as Herakles (Hercules). He is wearing a Lion Skin. The Lion Skin is from the Nemeaen Lion killed by Hercules with his bare hands.
Rev:
  Zeus seated, holding an Eagle in his outstretched hand
Diameter:
  typically about 17 mm diameter and weighs about 4 grams (slightly larger than a US Dime and 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#99005: GREEK SILVER Hemidrachms - 400 BC, LION ROARING !! GREAT BARGAIN !! LOOK !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Thracian Cherronesos 400-350 BC. Thrace was just north and east of Macedonia on the Aegean Sea. Greek Colonists settled this area during the 8th and 7th centuries BC. The interior areas were primarily populated by the indigenous tribes. They became partially Hellenized by contact with the Greeks. Their contact with the Greeks was mainly in the form of trade. They had significant silver mines available and struck coins for mainly for trade purposes. Their coinage often depicted scenes "close to nature," which explains the Lion motif. 

Obv:  Lion, Looking back
Rev:
  Incuse punch with various symbols
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine, slightly off-center

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#99004: GREEK SILVER Tetrobols - 3rd Cent BC, Histiaia - NYMPH on GALLEY !! LOOK !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Histiaia around 340-270 BC. Histiaia is located on the Northern Shore of Euboia (Large island off mainland Greece in the Aegean Sea). Based on its huge production of silver coinage in the 4th Cent BC, it was apparently of significant commercial importance. The Nymph Histiaia was a patron “goddess” of the city. Her hair is wreathed with a vine. This issue commemorated the expulsion of the pro-Macedonian tyrant Philistides in 340 BC. 

Obv:  Nymph Head
Rev:
  Nymph on prow of Ship
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine, lightly toned

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#99001: ROMAN Antoninianii - 240 AD, "BOY" Emperor !! MUST SEE !! GREAT DEAL !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GORDIAN III (238-244 AD). Gordian III was the grandson of Gordian I. He became known as "The Boy Emperor." In a political move, he was given the title of Caesar by the joint emperors Balbinus and Pupienus at age 13 years. Upon their deaths he was raised to the rank of emperor (Augustus). Little is known about his reign. There was a rebellion in Africa, promptly suppressed, in 240 AD. He is believed to be generally successful. Gordian was deposed and murdered near Circesium in Mesopotamia apparently a plot by his successor, Philip I ("The Arab"). 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  reverse scenes are typically depictions of various deities often appealing to the public for politcal purposes.
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US quarter)
Condition:
  typically Fine to about Very Fine

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#99027: Christian Cursades Coins - 11th to 14th Centuries AD,
Cilician Armenia  --  Bastion of Christendom in the East

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Cilician Armenia, a state formed in the Middle Ages by Armenian refugees fleeing the Seljuk invasion of Armenia about 1045 AD. It was aligned with the European during the Crusades and saw itself as a bastion of Christendom in the East.  It was located on the Gulf of Alexandretta of the Mediterranean Sea in what is today southern Turkey , strategically located near the Hoyland. The kingdom remained independent from around 1078 to 1375.  Snake Castle (located about 30 miles east of Adana, Turkey) is such a Crusader-era castle on the Cilician plain - See photos to right.  These coins (these exact coins) almost certainly passed through this castle while in its prime period..

Cilicia was reconquered from the Arabs by the Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas around 965. He expelled the Muslims living there, and Christians from Syria and Armenia were encouraged to settle in the region. Emperor Basil II (976-1025) attempted to expand into Armenian Vaspurakan in the East and Arab-held Syria towards the south. As a result of the Byzantine military campaigns, the Armenians spread into Cappadocia and eastward from Cilicia into the mountainous areas of northern Syria and Mesopotamia.

The Armenian immigration increased with the formal annexation of Greater Armenia to the Byzantine Empire in 1045 and the Seljuk conquest 19 years thereafter, giving two new waves of migration. After the fall of Bagratid and during the following centuries, the Armenian state was unable to re-establish itself and its sovereignty. It remained under the rule of Turkic tribes.

Obv:  Cross Potent, Legend around
Rev:
  Various Symbols (Monograms, Coats of Arms, etc.), Legend around
Diameter:
  15 to 25 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime to size of a US quarter)
Condition:
  typically Very Good to almost Fine

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#99003: GREEK Bronzes - 5th Cent BC, Prancing HORSE !! Area Famous for WINE !! LOOK !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in MARONEIA (Thrace) between 400-350 BC. This area was named after Maron, a priest of Apollo, who was featured in the Odyssey by Homer the Poet. Maroneia was noted for its fine quality wine. Thrace was a kingdom that was later founded by Lysimachos, 323-281 BC, who expanded its rule over much of Asia minor following the defeat of Antigonos the One-eyed. These coins predate that period. 

Obv:  Prancing Horse
Rev:
  Box Pattern with Grape Vine
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine +

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#99002: ROMAN Bronzes - 4th Cent AD, Licinius thru Valentinian !! Mostly Early CHRISTIAN EMPERORS !! GREAT DEAL !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the 4th Century AD, during the reigns starting from Licinius to Valentinian II. This era included Constantine the Great, generally recognized as the FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPEROR of Rome.  His reign started about 305 AD and lasted until 337 AD.  His ideals were carried forward by his sons, Constatine II, Constans, and Constantius II.  The CHRISTIAN IDEALS prevailed, still lasting today.    

Obv:  Emperor Profile
Rev:
  Reverse scenes of varied religious and political messages
Diameter:
  16 to 20 mm across (about the diameter of a US Dime to as large as a US nickel)
Condition:
  Fine +

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#99006: ROMAN SILVER - Severan Dynasty, 
193 AD to 235 AD,
One of the Weirdest Dynasty of the Roman Empire 
GREAT DEAL !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the SEVERAN DYNASTY (193 - 235 AD).  It was founded by Septimus Severus, who was a outstanding soldier. At the death of Commodus, he expressed his allegiance to Pertinax, but after his murder and the shameful elevation of Didius Julianus, Severus was saluted as emperor by the troops.  He led his troops to victory and became Emperor.  He founded a dynasty in Rome that lasted a number of generations. Some of the oddest people ever to rule Rome were part of this dynasty. This emperor brought onto the empire one of its most turbulent periods.  Some of the oddballs include, Elagabalus.  He was known to "cross-dress" and at one point had asked the Senate to declare him high priestess of Rome. He also married a Vestal virgin.  He claimed that he and the virgin would have devine children. As part of his sun worshiping garb, he wore a horn.  Another is Caracalla.  Caracalla reigned jointly with his brother Geta. However, he had Geta assassinated, reportedly while in the arms of his mother. 

Obv:  Emperor Profile
Rev:
  Reverse scenes of varied religious and political messages
Diameter:
  16 to 20 mm across (about the diameter of a US Dime to as large as a US nickel)
Condition:
  Very Good to Fine

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#99023: ROMAN Bronzes - 4th and 5th Cent AD, Constantius II through Theodosius !! Mostly Early CHRISTIAN EMPERORS !! 
GREAT DEAL !!
Smaller AE4 Coins

Obv:  Emperor Profile
Rev:
  Reverse scenes of varied religious and political messages
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm across (somewhat smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Good to Fine

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#99024: ROMAN Bronzes - 4th Cent AD, Licinius thru Valentinian !! Mostly Early CHRISTIAN EMPERORS !! 
GOOD VALUE !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the 4th Century AD, during the reigns starting from Licinius to Valentinian II. This era included Constantine the Great, generally recognized as the FIRST CHRISTIAN EMPEROR of Rome.  His reign started about 305 AD and lasted until 337 AD.  His ideals were carried forward by his sons, Constatine II, Constans, and Constantius II.  The CHRISTIAN IDEALS prevailed, still lasting today.    

Obv:  Emperor Profile
Rev:
  Reverse scenes of varied religious and political messages
Diameter:
  15 to 18 mm across (about the diameter of a US Dime to as large as a US nickel)
Condition:
  Very Good, Nice Earthen highlights

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#99031:  JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Same issue as MS#99035 below, but,
slightly higher grade and different patina color

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in ANCIENT JUDEA between 103-76 BC. Although these coins were struck before the time of Jesus, they were the most widely circulating coins in Judea during his lifetime. The Bible story of the Widow who gave all that she had (two mites) is one of the most popular Biblical stories. In ancient Judea, a destitute woman, who was widowed, contributed most of what money she probably had to the temple as an offering. Jesus observed her generosity and told his disciples "I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast more in than all they (the rich men) have cast into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance but she of her want did cast in all that she had." (Mark 12:41-44) Jewish Prutah, like the coin offered, were the most common small denomination bronze coin in Ancient Judea and is believed that these are the most likely coins that the "Poor Widow" actually had in her hand.  

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V. Good to Fine

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#99035:  JEWISH Bronze - 100 BC, WIDOW'S MITE !! of BIBLE FAME !!

Same issue as MS#99031 above, but,
slightly lower grade and different patina color

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in ANCIENT JUDEA between 103-76 BC. Although these coins were struck before the time of Jesus, they were the most widely circulating coins in Judea during his lifetime. The Bible story of the Widow who gave all that she had (two mites) is one of the most popular Biblical stories. In ancient Judea, a destitute woman, who was widowed, contributed most of what money she probably had to the temple as an offering. Jesus observed her generosity and told his disciples "I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast more in than all they (the rich men) have cast into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance but she of her want did cast in all that she had." (Mark 12:41-44) Jewish Prutah, like the coin offered, were the most common small denomination bronze coin in Ancient Judea and is believed that these are the most likely coins that the "Poor Widow" actually had in her hand.  

Obv:  Double Cornucopia
Rev:
  Legend in Wreath
Diameter:
  13 to 15 mm diameter (about the 4/5ths size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V. Good to Fine

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#99028:  Renaissance Poland, late 1587-1632 AD, 
Sigismund III

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Poland during the reign of Sigismund III.  Sigismund III Vasa (Polish: Zygmunt III Waza, Lithuanian: Zigmantas Vaza, English exonym: Sigmund; 20 June 1566 – 30 April 1632 AD) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, a monarch of the united Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1587 to 1632, and King of Sweden (where he is known simply as Sigismund) from 1592 until he was deposed in 1599. He was the son of King John III of Sweden and his first wife, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland.

Sigismund was elected King of Poland and reigned 1587–1632. By paternal inheritance, he also succeeded in 1592 as King of Sweden but was deposed in 1604. From his grandmother Bona Sforza he inherited the title of King of Jerusalem.

Obv:  Coat of Arms
Rev:
  Royal Orb
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel but 1/2 as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#99026:  Medieval Spain, late 1500's AD, 
Philip II

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Spain during th reign of Philip II.  Philip II (21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was King of Spain (kingdoms of Castile , Aragon and Navarra) and Portugal , Naples , and Sicily .  Philip was born in Valladolid , the son of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire (who also reigned as Charles I of Spain ) and his consort Isabella of Portugal. During his reign, Spain was the foremost Western European power. Under his rule, Spain reached the height of its influence and power, directing explorations all around the world and settling the colonization of territories in all the known continents.  He ruled one of the world's largest empires which included territories in every continent then known to Europeans.    

Obv:  Castle
Rev:
  Monogram
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime but 1/2 as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#99014:  Medieval Denar, early 1300's AD, 
End of The Crusades period

Burgundy, France !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Burgundy, France, during the reign of Hugh V, 1305-1315 AD.  He was the son of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy and Agnes Capet (daughter of Louis IX of France).  He became the Duke of Burgundy in 1305 AD.  His parents had 9 children and Hugues was the second son (his older brother died 1283). Hughes was born 1282 in Of and died 9 May 1315 in Argilly. He married Catherine de Valois (born 1275) on March 24, 1302.    

Obv:  Quarter anchor cross, Legend
Rev:
  Cross, Legend
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Good to about Fine
Alloy:  Billon (mixture of copper and silver)

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#99015:  Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - 
During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  This coin is a scyphate-type minted in by the Byzantine Empire during about the 11th and 12th Centuries.  Scyphgate refers to the cup-shape of the coin.  This is the period of Byzantine blossoming before the catastrophe of 1204 AD. 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  28 mm (larger than a US Quarter, cup-shaped)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#99032:  Medieval SILVER Denaro, 1200's - 1300's AD, 
End of The Crusades period

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Acona, Italy. Ancona, on the Adriatic Sea in Le Marche, is 280 km northeast of Rome. During this period Ancona was an oligarchic republic, ruled by six elected Elders. In 1348, after the city was weakened by the black death and a fire that destroyed many important buildings, the Malatesta took control but they were ousted in 1383. In 1532 Ancona lost its freedom and became part of the Papal States, under Pope Clement VII.

Obv:  •PP•S•QVI•RI•A•, CVS around central pellet within inner border
Rev:
  •DE•ANCONA•, cross pattée within inner border
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Good to about Fine
Alloy:  Billon (mixture of copper and silver)

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  #99037:  Ancient INDIA
Punch-marked SILVER Karshapanas

3rd to 1st Centuries BC

Historical Context:  These coins are silver karshapanas.  These coins are likely from the Kingdoms of Maghada, Mauryan, and Sunga.  With regards to Maghada, several Kings in succession were named Nanda, thus, this Kingdom is sometimes referred to as the Nanda Dynasty.  The last Nanda was put to death by his chief minister, Chandra Goopta, who served in the Army against Alexander and later headed an insurrection against the Greeks to oust them from the Punjab.

Obv:  Various Punch Mark Symbols
Rev:
  Smooth  
Diameter:
  Typically 16 to 19 mm across (about size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

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#99029:  Early Americas
Pirate "Cob" Coins - Bronze
 
1600's  and early 1700's

Historical Context:  These coins are bronze cob coins from the early Americas minted by the authority of the Spainish Governments under Philip II, III, and IV. 

Obv:  Coat of Arms and Various Punch Mark Symbols
Rev:
  Cross and Various Punch Mark Symbols
Diameter:
  Typically 16 to 23 mm across (about size of a US Dime to US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#99033:  Roman Bronze Coins, 4th Century AD
URBS ROMA
She Wolf and Twins- Legend of the Founding of Rome

about Roma and the She-Wolf Depiction:  The obverse (front) of this coin is ROMA, patron goddess of Rome. The reverse is the "She Wolf" and twins (Chi-Rho, Christogram, above, reference to the Chirst). According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. They were said to have been the off-spring of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia. Upon birth they were abandoned in a Reed Boat on the Tiber river. The She-Wolf found the abandoned boys as raised them. The reverse scene is the She-Wolf suckling the boys. Later, the twin boys fought over whose name would be used for the city. Remus was killed and the new city, Roma, was named after Romulus. 

Obv:  Roma in Helmet
Rev:
  She-wolf and Twins, Romulus and Remus
Diameter:
  Typically 12 to 16 mm across (about diameter of a 3/4ths of US Dime to US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#99034:  Medieval SILVER Denar, 1300's AD, 
End of The Crusades period
Hungarian, Louis the Great of Anjou; 1342-1382

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Hungary about 1342 to 1382 AD. 

Obv:  MONETA LODOVICI, Head of Louis the Great
Rev:
  REGIS hVNGARIE, cross pattée within inner border
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (about the 3/4 ths diameter of a US Dime, but, 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Fine
Alloy:  Billon (mixture of copper and silver)

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#99036:  Medieval SILVER Denaro
Middle of The Crusades period
Spain, Alfonso I; 11th - 12th Centuries AD

Alfonso the Battler

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Spain about 11th to 12th centuires AD. 

Alfonso I (1073/1074[1] – 7 September 1134), called the Battler or the Warrior (Spanish: el Batallador), was the king of Aragon and Navarre from 1104 until his death in 1134. He was the second son of King Sancho Ramírez and successor of his brother Peter I. With his marriage to Urraca, queen regnant of Castile, León and Galicia, in 1109, he began to use, with some justification, the grandiose title Emperor of Spain, formerly employed by his father-in-law, Alfonso VI. Alfonso the Battler earned his sobriquet in the Reconquista. He won his greatest military successes in the middle Ebro, where he conquered Zaragoza in 1118 and took Ejea, Tudela, Calatayud,Borja, Tarazona, Daroca, and Monreal del Campo. He died in September 1134 after an unsuccessful battle with the Muslims at the Battle of Fraga.

Alfonso's late marriage and his failure to remarry and produce the essential legitimate heir that should have been a dynastic linchpin of his aggressive territorial policies have been adduced as a lack of interest in women. Ibn al-Athir (1166–1234) describes Alfonso as a tireless soldier who would sleep in his armor without benefit of cover, who responded when asked why he did not take his pleasure from one of the captives of Muslim chiefs, responded that the man devoted to war needs the companionship of men not women.[3]

Diameter:  17 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Dime, but, 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus
Alloy:  Billon (mixture of copper and silver), Look more silver-ish in hand (Poor colored photo)

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#11318:  Early Americas
Pirate "Cob" Coins - 4 Real Silver
Coin 
Mexico City Mint
1600's  and early 1700's

Shipweck Salvaged Coin

Historical Context:  These coins are silver cob coins from the early Americas minted by the authority of the Spainish Governments under Philip II, III, and IV. 

Obv:  Coat of Arms and Various Punch Mark Symbols
Rev:
  Cross and Various Punch Mark Symbols
Diameter:
  30 mm across (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Deep toning, Corrosion on Obvesre - Still overall nice

 

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#11778: SILVER STATER - 370 BC, 
Corinthia, PEGASUS FLYING !! SHARP !!

Historical Context: See above

Obv: Pegasus 
Rev: 
Athena
Weight:  7.4 grams
Diameter:
20 mm (about the diameter of a US nickel and twice as thick)
Condition: about Very Fine, Nicely toned

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#9575: Roman Coin, Circa 20 BC

Time of Augustus

Obv:  Augustus
Rev:
  Large "SC" in Wreath, "SC" meaning "senatus consulto", "with permission of the senate" 
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (significantly larger than a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Good

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Historical Context:
  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Aeternitas
Diameter:
  28 - 32 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  about Very Fine/Good

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#11783: Bronze AS, GERMANICUS, 37 to 41AD,
Large "SC"

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Germanicus, Right Facing
Rev:
  Legend and Large "SC," meaning "Senatus Consulto" (with Permission of the Senate)
Diameter:
  28 mm (substantially larger than US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine plus/Good

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#2095: JEWISH Bronze - 26 to 36 AD, PONTIUS PILATE !!Governor of JUDEA which Sentenced JESUS CHRIST to Death on the Cross !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Three Ears of Barley, Bounded
Rev:
  Libation Ladle (Simpulum)
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Good

SOLD  $24.95 plus shipping

 

10037.JPG (47726 bytes) #10037: ROMAN REPUBLIC Denarius - 2nd Cent BC 

Obv:  Roma
Rev:
  Racing Biga (Two Horse Chariot)
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Good

              SOLD   $27.95 plus shipping

 

10038.JPG (42517 bytes) #10038: ROMAN REPUBLIC Denarius - 2nd Cent BC 

Attribution:  75 BC, by L.F. Mensor

Obv:  Libertas (Liberty)
Rev:
  Warrior in Fast Biga (Two Horse Chariot)
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Penny)
Condition:
 Good

             SOLD   $29.95 plus shipping

 

#11077:  New World 8 Reale Coin (Shipwreck/Pirate Coin)  

Philip IV - 1621 to 1665 AD

Bolivia Mint - Minted 1632

 

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10068.JPG (44598 bytes) #10068: SILVER Hemidrachm - 4th Cent BC, 
Mysia, Parion

Obv:  Medusa, Face on
Rev:
  Cow
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Weight: 
2.0 grams
Condition:
  Fine, Heavily chipped

               SOLD    $29.95 plus shipping

 

10083.JPG (46500 bytes) #10083: ROMAN Provincial Bronze - 240 AD, "BOY" Emperor 

Obv:  Gordian III with Serapis
Rev:
  Diety Standing, Wheel beside
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US quarter)
Condition:
  about Fine with corrosion

            SOLD    $19.95 plus shipping

 

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#7440:  Roman Silver Denarius - 195 AD, 
Clodius Albinus / Fortuna

RARE Emperor !!!

 

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2727.JPG (51155 bytes) #2727:  New World 8 Reale Coin (Shipwreck Coin)  

La Capitana - 1654 AD

 

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#7438:  Roman Silver Antoninianus (Double Denarius)
  - 252 AD, 
Trebonianus Gallus / Annona (Roman Goddess of the Wheat Harvest)
RARE Emperor !!!

 

SOLD $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

10095.JPG (40007 bytes) #10095:  Roman Silver Denarius
  - 196 to 220 AD, 
Julia Domna / Pietas (Roman Personification of Piety)

 

SOLD $19.95 plus shipping

 

10096.JPG (61856 bytes) #10096:  Roman Silver Denarius
  - 220 to 235 AD, 
Severus Alexander / Pax (Roman Personification of Peace) running and holding branch

 

SOLD $23.95 plus shipping

 

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#5164: Roman Bronze - 330 AD, Commemorative Coin - SHE-WOLF and Twins, Remus and Romulus !! 

 

SOLD $24.95 plus shipping

 

 

10084.JPG (58091 bytes) #10084: GREEK COIN - 320 BC, 
Alexander the Great !! (His Face) !! w/ HERCULES' CLUB !!

Same as above

Diameter:  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but twice as thick)
Condition:
  Good

             SOLD    $19.95  plus shipping

 

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#3692: SILVER Hemidrachm - 400 BC, Thracian Chersonese – LION ROARING!! SHARP !! LOOK !!

Obv:  Lion, Looking back
Rev:
  Incuse punch
Diameter:
  15 mm across (almost the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

               SOLD    $24.95 plus shipping

 

 

10085.JPG (34648 bytes) #10085: Roman Bronze AE16, 
230 AD 

Severus Alexander - Diety Standing

 

SOLD $9.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10890: Roman AE2, 360 AD

Constantius II / Roman Soldier on Horse Killing Persian

24 mm, almost size of US Quarter

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#10889: Roman AE1, 280 AD  

Constantius I / Genius Standing

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10070.JPG (73575 bytes) #10070: Roman Silver Denarius, 120 AD, 

HADRIAN - Fortuna (Roman "Good Luck") Seated

 

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#4616: Roman Provincial AE17, 190 AD,
Commodus - Young Emperor from Gladiator Movie
Diety Standing (Probably Hercules)

about size of US Dime

SOLD  $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

#4601: Roman Provincial AE19, 230 AD, Antioch Mint
Probably Macrinus
 

about size of US Penny

SOLD  $14.95 plus shipping

 

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#10117: Roman Provincial AE, 220 AD, 
Emp. Caracalla
Rev:  Fortuna

27 mm Diameter

 

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10118.JPG (58457 bytes) #10118: Roman Provincial AE, 220 AD, 
Emp. Caracalla
Rev:  Jupiter

27 mm Diameter

 

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10120.JPG (61835 bytes) #10120: Roman Provincial AE, 220 AD, 
Emp. Caracalla as a Child  
Rev:  Cybele on Lion

27 mm Diameter

 

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10119.JPG (69265 bytes) #10119: Roman Provincial AE, 218 AD, 
Emp. Macrinus and Diadumenian
Rev:  Sarapis

27 mm Diameter

 

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#2516: Greek Silver Fourrie Diobol (Silver over bronze core),
Mesembria - 4th Cent BC 
 

Helmet (face on) / Wheel

about 2/3rds diameter of US Dime

SOLD   $21.95 plus shipping

 

 

#2559: Greek Bronze Coin (Imperial Times),
Perinthus, Thrace - 1st to 3rd Cent AD 
 

Hermes / Caduceus (Modern day medical symbol)

about 2/3rds diameter of US Dime

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#1400:  Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - 
During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  This coin is a scyphate-type minted in by the Byzantine Empire during about the 11th and 12th Centuries.  Scyphgate refers to the cup-shape of the coin.  This is the period of Byzantine blossoming before the catastrophe of 1204 AD. 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  26 mm (about diameter of US Dime, cup-shaped)

SOLD $7.95 plus shipping

 

10071.JPG (58891 bytes) #10071: Roman Silver Denarius, 90 AD, 

Domitian - She Wolf and Twins (Remus and Romulus)
Ref: Founding of Rome

 

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10114.JPG (72926 bytes) #10114: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, Trebonianus Gallus / 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 AD): Served as Senator and Consul prior to his ascending to the throne. He negoitated an unfavorable peace and marched to Rome for Senate confirmation. He raised his son, Volusion, to the rank of Caesar. In 253 AD, the Danubian legions marched on Rome, Gallus’ forces were grossly outnumbered and they mutinied against him on the eve of the battle. They killed him and Volusion.

Obv:  Trebonianus Gallus
Rev:
  Him on Horseback 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine, Porous surfaces

                 SOLD  $21.95 plus shipping

 

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#5578: ROMAN REPUBLIC Denarius - 64 BC, Juno Sospita / Maiden feeding SNAKES !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the ROMAN REPUBLIC (before the EMPIRE) during the 2nd-1st Century BC. This period is as active as the "Imperial Period" with regards to Rome's growth in size, power, and prestige.  During the late period of the Roman Republic the issuance of coinage was administered by annually elected magistrates (“Moneyers”). The moneyers were swept up into the revolutionary tide created by the warlords as the Republic grew in strength. The moneyers were powerful in that coinage was a communications medium.  Internal conflicts raged between Roman generals and they used moneyers to help promote their causes, their family names, their great victories. This is the era of Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Brutus, and Pompey. Following an intense civil war, Julius Caesar prevailed over the forces of Pompey and became dictator. Of course Brutus later murdered Caesar and began a war with Marc Anthony, Pompey, and Octavian. Octavian prevailed and the Roman Empire was founded.

         SOLD $34.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#5528: ROMAN REPUBLIC Denarius - 90 BC, Male with Winged Diadem / PEGASUS !!

Note:  Flan crack near Pegasus' nose.

         SOLD $44.95 plus shipping

 

10098.JPG (71858 bytes) #10098: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, 
Philip I, "The Arab" !!  

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Him Sacrificing over Altar
Diameter:  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  about Very Good

           SOLD  $19.95  plus shipping

 

10099.JPG (61851 bytes) #10099: BRONZE Antoninianus - 253 to 268 AD, Reign of Gallienius

Historical Context:  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor in 253 AD soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan .

Obv:  Gallienius
Rev:
  Sol, holding Globe
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine/Good

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10113.JPG (66954 bytes) #10113: SILVERED Bronze Antoninianus - 253 to 268 AD, 
Reign of Gallienius

Historical Context:  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor in 253 AD soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan .

Obv:  Gallienius
Rev:
  Securitas, Roman "Security," holding spear
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10166: INDIA 13th Century AD
Large SILVER Coin

DELHI SULTANS

Historical Context:  The Delhi Sultanate is a term used to cover five short-lived dynasties, Delhi based kingdoms or sultanates, mostly of Turkic and Pashtun (Afghan) origin in medieval India. The sultanates ruled from Delhi between 1206 and 1526, when the last was replaced by the Mughal dynasty. The five dynasties were the Mamluk dynasty (1206–90); the Khilji dynasty (1290–1320); the Tughlaq dynasty (1320–1414); the Sayyid dynasty (1414–51); and the Afghan Lodi dynasty (1451–1526).

Qutb-ud-din Aibak, a former slave (Mamluk) of Muhammad of Ghor, was the first sultan of Delhi and his dynasty managed to conquer large areas of northern India. Afterwards the Khalji dynasty was also able to conquer most of central India, but both failed to unite the Indian subcontinent. The sultanate are also noted for being one of the few states to repeatedly defeat the Mongol Empire.

Diameter:  26 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Weight: 
11 grams
Condition:
  Fine

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#10167: INDIA 13th Century AD
Large SILVER Coin

DELHI SULTANS

Historical Context:  See above

Diameter:  26 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Weight: 
11 grams
Condition:
  Fine

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#10168: INDIA 13th Century AD
Large SILVER Coin

DELHI SULTANS

Historical Context:  See above

Diameter:  26 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Weight: 
11 grams
Condition:
  Fine

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#10962: SILVER Denarius
Septimus Severus, 193 to 211 AD

Historical Context:  These coins were minted by the Roman Empire during the reign of Septimus Severus (193 - 211 AD). Sept Severus was a outstanding soldier. At the death of Commodus, he expressed his allegiance to Pertinax, but after his murder and the shameful elevation of Didius Julianus, Severus was saluted as emperor by the troops.  He led his troops to victory and became Emperor.  He founded a dynasty in Rome that lasted a number of generations. Some of the oddest people ever to rule Rome were part of this dynasty. This emperor brought onto the empire one of its most turbulent periods.  It is said that he instructed his artists to show him with lengthy beard even thought he had a short cropped beard. He thought it made him look past emperors.

Obv:  Septimus Severus
Rev:
  Fortuna, Roman personification of "Good Luck"
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine/Good

               SOLD $24.95 plus shipping


#10965: ROMAN Denarius,
Caracalla, 198 to 217 AD

Historical Context: These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CARACALLA (198-217 AD). M. Aurelius, originally named Bassianus, the elder son of Severus. In 198 was created Augustus, although only ten years of age. On the death of Severus, Caracalla reigned jointly with his brother Geta. However, he had Geta assassinated, reportedly while in the arms of his mother. His reign was marked by extravagance and cruelty. He achieved more by treachery than by force of arms. He had his portrait (as an adult) potrayed with a skowl so that the Roman people would fear him.  The one notable action attributed to him, was giving to all free inhabitants of the Empire the privileges of Roman citizens. He was part of the SEVERAN DYNASTY, which lasted a number of generations and included some of the oddest people ever to rule Rome. 

Obv:  Caracalla, as a boy
Rev:
  Minerva holding Victory
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  almost Fine

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10127.JPG (51155 bytes) #10127: Bronze Antoninianus - 268 to 270 AD, 
Reign of Claudius Gothicus

Historical Context:  M. Aurelius Claudius (Claudius Gothicus) became one of the leading generals under Valerian and Gallienus.  On the assassination of the latter,  he was proclaimed emperor.  In 269 he marched against a large army of Goths.  His army was hopelessly outnumbered but he won a brilliant victory.  He later died of the plague received from the Goths.

Obv:  Claudius Gothicus
Rev:
  Fides, Roman Personification of Faithfulness, Holding Standards
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine, flat spot on rev

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#10127: Bronze Antoninianus - 268 to 270 AD, 
Reign of QUINTILLUS

RARE Emperor

Historical Context:  QUINTILLUS, 270 AD, M. Aurelius Quintillus, brother of Claudius Gothicus, was elected emperor by his troops at Aquileria on the death of Claudius.  The legions of Sirecuim, however, has chosen Aurelian.  Quitillus was later deserted by his supporters and he committed suicide.

 

Obv:  Quintillus
Rev:
  Diety standing
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Good

               SOLD $17.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10949: Bronze Coin - AE10, Megara
307 to 243 BC

Obv:  Prow of Ship
Rev:
 Dolphin around Tripod
Size:
  about 10 mm (about 1/2 the diameter of a US Penny)
Condition:  about Fine 

               SOLD   $9.95 plus shipping

 

#10951: Bronze Coin - AE14, Apameia
2nd Cent BC

Obv:  Turretted Artemis
Rev:
 Deity standing, Arms open
Size:
  about 14 mm (about 3/4 the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:  Fine, Nice Patina 

               SOLD   $19.95 plus shipping

 

#10953: Bronze Coin - AE20, Bruttrium
2nd Cent BC

Obv:  Hera
Rev:
 Double Cornucopia
Size:
  about 20 mm (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:  Good 

               SOLD   $9.95 plus shipping

 

#10948: Bronze Coin - AE10, Aeolis, Elaea
340 to 300 BC

Obv:  Athena in Helmet
Rev:
 Grain in Olive Wreath
Size:
  about 10 mm (about 1/2 the diameter of a US Penny)
Condition:  Fine plus, uneven Patina 

               SOLD   $24.95 plus shipping

 

10946: Bronze Coin - AE13, Macedonia, 
220 to 178 BC
Reign of Philip V

Obv:  Helios 
Rev:
 Prow of Ship
Size:
  about 13 mm (about 2/3rds diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:  Fine, Great Patina 

               SOLD   $19.95 plus shipping

 

#10955: BRONZE AE16 - 220 AD, 
ELAGABALUS 
Greek Colony Mint (Ephesos)  

Historical Context: See above "Historical Context."

Obv:  Elagabalus
Rev:
  Stag (Ref to Statute of Artemis at Ephesos)
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Porous surfaces

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#10956: BRONZE AE17 - 200 AD, 
Septimus Severus 
Greek Colony Mint (Markianopolis)  

Historical Context: See above "Historical Context."

Obv:  Septimius Severus
Rev:
  Diety Standing
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

           SOLD $ 14.95 plus shipping

 

#0421: AE17, SELEUKID DYNASTY,
Antiochus VIII  
125 to 121 BC

Obv:  Eros (same as Cupid)
Rev:
  Crown of Isis
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime but 2 times as thick)
Condition:
  Fair

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10115.JPG (52460 bytes) #10115: Bronze As - 29 BC to 14 AD, 
AUGUSTUS  
First Emperor of Imperial Rome

Historical Context: These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of AUGUSTUS (29 BC – 14 AD). Born as Gaius Julius Octavianus, he was the first Roman emperor. Great nephew of Julius Caesar who adopted him as heir to the throne. He joined Mark Antony and Lepidus in forming the Second Triumvirate to defeat Brutus. Later he opposed Marc Antony (with Cleopatra) and defeated them at the Battle of Actium. For this he received the title of Augustus (emperor) from the Senate and became the ruler of the Roman world in 29 B.C. He set in place much of the Roman Government that allowed them to prosper as an empire for 500 years. Died in AD 14 at the age of 77. 

Obv:  Augustus
Rev:
  Legend and Large "SC," meaning "Senatus Consulto" (with Permission of the Senate)
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Good

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10116.JPG (61298 bytes) #10116: Bronze As - 29 BC to 14 AD, 
AUGUSTUS  
First Emperor of Imperial Rome

Historical Context: These coins were minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of AUGUSTUS (29 BC – 14 AD). Born as Gaius Julius Octavianus, he was the first Roman emperor. Great nephew of Julius Caesar who adopted him as heir to the throne. He joined Mark Antony and Lepidus in forming the Second Triumvirate to defeat Brutus. Later he opposed Marc Antony (with Cleopatra) and defeated them at the Battle of Actium. For this he received the title of Augustus (emperor) from the Senate and became the ruler of the Roman world in 29 B.C. He set in place much of the Roman Government that allowed them to prosper as an empire for 500 years. Died in AD 14 at the age of 77. 

Obv:  Augustus
Rev:
  Eagle on Globe
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Good

               SOLD $22.95 plus shipping

 

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#6473: EGYPTIAN TOMB Ushabti - 1000 to 400 BC,
Ancient MAGIC SPELL !! 

Historical Context:  This item is an Egyptian USHABTI. These are some of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from ancient Egypt. Ushabties are magical statues found in tombs. Egyptians believed these Ushabties would come to life and serve the dead in their after life and do any unpleasant chore the deceased might be called upon to perform in the afterlife. Because the daily life of ancient Egyptians centered on agriculture, these Ushabties took on the appearance of field workers. They were mummiform, so as to be identified with Osiris, the god of the dead, but their hands were protruding from the bandages so they could do the work. 

Attribution/Description:  

Date:          10th through 4th centuries BC
Size:           About 4 inches tall
Surface:     Mostly a light blue color some deeper blue and brown glazing
Condition:  "Very Fine" condition  

It has muted Egyptian features.

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Edge Chip Repaired

#8816: China - Neolithic Period
2300 to 2000 BC

Machang Phase

Size:  5.5 inches diameter, 3 inches height
Condition: 
Excellent, Intact, except on edge Hip (repaired)

 

SOLD   $119 plus shipping

 

 

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#5230: Roman AE AS, 96 AD, NERVA - Founder of the ADOPTIVE EMPERORS !!  with FORTUNA Rev. !!

 

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10079.JPG (56705 bytes) #10079: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine plus

         SOLD $19.95 each plus shipping

 

10128.JPG (60260 bytes) #10128: Roman SILVER Antoninianus,
260 AD, Postumus - 
BRITISH REBEL

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of POSTUMUS (259 - 268 AD). M. Cassianius Latinius Postumus, man of humble origin, Postumus was appointed commander under Valerian. He rebelled against Gallienus, and ruled Gaul, Spain and Britain firmly and wisely for almost a decade. The refusal of Postumus to allow his troops to sack Moguntiacum (Mainz) led to his own assassination.

Obv:  Postumus
Rev:
  River God of the Rhine, reclining, hand on ship
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Good, Flan crack

         SOLD $19.95 each plus shipping

 

#6374: Byzantine SILVER Coin
12th to 13th Centuries AD

 

Obv:  Thistle
Rev:
  Legend
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  V Fine

         SOLD  $19.95 each plus shipping

 

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