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2nd to 1st Centuries BC AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch. AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, Fine Style Celts, West Noricum AR Tetradrachm. Obv. Male head. Rev. Stylized horse and rider. Superb ancient Celtic Tetradrachm. Very choice AU. Fully struck with great surfaces. Finished in a lovely even antique silvery gray. Highly artistic engraving. Very scarce in this condition. $3,850.00
c.650-600 BC EL Third Stater NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 *NEW* c.650-600 BC, Ionia, Uncertain Mint, EL (Electrum) Third Stater (13mm, 4.57g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Blank. Rev. Bipartite incuse punch. An exceptionally choice example of one of the earliest forms of coinage, made of electrum, a naturally occuring alloy of gold and silver. Rare. A recent auction comp is Heritage Lot 23234 from the April 2014 CICF World and Ancient Auction. Grading XF, 5/5, 5/5, this lot, described as "Very rare and important, an example of the very first coinage," realized $6,168.75 with the buyer's premium. $7,500.00
c.561-546 AR Stater NGC VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5 *NEW* c. 561-546, Ancient Greek, Lydia, Croesus, AR Stater (18mm, 10.38g) NGC VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Lion confronting bull. Rev. Bipartite incuse punch. Very pleasing, well centered example of this highly desireable Croesus Stater. Difficult to find this pleasing $2,350.00
c.550-510 BC AR Third Stater NGC XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5 *NEW* c.550-510 BC, Lucania, Sybaris, AR Third Stater (18mm, 2.59g) NGC XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Very appealing example of this scarce demonination. Light silvery patina with deeper toning in and around the devices, adding to the eye-appeal. Well struck and centered and awarded a "Star" designation by NGC. $2,950.00
c.500-450 BC EL Hecte NGC AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5 *NEW* c.500-450 BC, Mysia, Cyzicus, EL Hecte (10mm, 2.69g) NGC AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Gorgoneion over tunny. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch. An artistically rendered and beautifully detailed Gorgon head over tunny fish. Deep patina in and around the devices add to the eye appeal of this wonderful Hecte. Awarded a Star from NGC and deserving of Fine Style IMO. A great Electrum Hecte. $4,150.00
c.460-440 BC AR Tetradrachm NGC MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, scuff c.460-440 BC, Attica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.13) NGC MS, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, scuff. Obv. Athena. Rev. Owl, olive spray, moon. A beautiful Mint State example. Well struck and well centered with light silvery gray cabinet patina on lustrous surfaces. Awesome Eye-appeal. $3,350.00
c.420-405 BC AE Tetras NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5 c.420-405, Sicily, Camarina, AE Tetras (14mm, 3.29g) NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Athena wearing crested helmet left. Rev. Owl clutches lizard. A choice bronze, perfectly centered and well struck. $575.00
c.420-405 BC AE Tetras NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, lt. smoothing c.420-405, Sicily, Camarina, AE Tetras (16mm, 4.09g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, lt. smoothing. Obv. Athena wearing crested helmet left. Rev. Owl clutches lizard. A choice bronze, perfectly centered and well struck. $585.00
c.415-400 BC AE Hemilitron NGC AU, Strike, 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, lt. smoothing c.415-400 BC, Sicily, Syracuse, AE (bronze) Hemilitron (16mm, 4.10g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style, lt. smoothing. Obv. Arethusa or nymph. Rev. Wheel, dolphins. Sharply struck and perfectly centered with a lovely portrait of Arethusa gracing the obverse. $650.00
c.410-350 BC AR Stater NGC Ch XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5 c.410-350 BC, Lucania, Thurium, AR Stater (22mm, 7.79g) NGC Ch XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Head of Athena wearing crested helmet adorned with scylla. Rev. Bull butting, fish in exergue. Pleasing example with attractive silvery gray cabinet patina. $1,975.00
c.405-397 BC AR Tetradrachm NGC Ch XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 c.405-397 BC, Sicily, Motya, AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.09g) NGC Ch XF*, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Arethusa, dolphins. Rev. Crab. An important coin of Ancient Greece. Seldom seen in the market place, this specimen just surfaced out of an old time US collection. Of the few specimens located on an extensive auction database, none are close to the grade, quality and eye-appeal of this piece. The best of the lot, the ex: Hunt specimen, which traded subsequently at $18000 and $10,000, is not close to the quality of this wondrous example. The strike is strong and well detailed with immaculate surfaces and medium silvery gray antique cabinet patina. $21,500.00
c.400-330 BC AR Stater NGC Ch. XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5 c.400-330 BC, Lucania, Metapontum, AR Stater, (22 mm, 8.00g) NGC Ch. XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5. Obv. Head of Demeter right. Rev. Barley ear, META left. Attractive portrait of Demeter, goddess of corn, grain and the harvest. Sharply defined barley ear on reverse, a symbol of Metapontum’s economic base $1,450.00
c.395-338 BC AR Stater NGC Ch AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5 c.395-338, Boeotia, Thebes, AR Stater (20mm, 12.25g) NGC Ch AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Beoetian shield. Rev. Amphora. A exceptional example of a relatively common type. Many are too off-center and almost all are weakly struck on the reverse, without any detailing on the amphora. This example is centered and well struck, with particularly good centering on the reverse so that the entire inscription is complete. The strike is full and even with exceptional detailing on the amphora. $1,950.00
4th Cen BC AE 13 NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, lt. smoothing 4th Cen BC, Bosporus, Panticapaeum, AE13 (13mm, 1.40g) NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, lt. smoothing. Obv. Pan or Silenus (?), Rev. Bow in bowcase. $585.00
4th Century BC AR Drachm NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, lt. smoothing 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (20mm, 5.90g) NGC Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5 Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. A very attractive Larissa showing a pleasing portrait with clear eyes and full inscription on the reverse. Finished with medium silvery gray patina with rose and blue highlights. $1,075.00
4th Century BC AR Drachm NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (19mm, 5.98g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. Although a common type with countless dies, the great majority are of little artistic merit. Maybe one in fifty would be considered “Fine Style”. The present piece is well struck with a beautifully artistic facing head portrait. Reverse shows a full horse, as many example I encounter are missing part of the horse due to off center strikes. $1,500.00
c.380-350 BC AR Drachm NGC Ch XF*, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5 c.380-350 BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (20mm, 6.10g) NGC Ch XF*, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5. Obv. Nymph Larissa. Rev. Mare and foal. A very eye-appealing example of this popular Larissa type, with mare and foal on the reverse. Light silvery gray patina, darker in and around the devices, giving this piece a great look. $2,100.00
4th Century BC AR Drachm NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style *NEW* 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (19mm, 6.03g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. Although a common type with countless dies, the great majority are of little artistic merit. Maybe one in fifty would be considered “Fine Style”. The present piece is well struck with a beautifully artistic facing head portrait. Reverse shows a full horse, as many example I encounter are missing part of the horse due to off center strikes. Sharply struck from beautifully artistic dies. Light silvery patina. An exceptional Larissa. $2,250.00
4th Century BC AR Drachm NGC Ch AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style *NEW* 4th Century BC, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm (18mm, 5.99g) NGC Ch AU*, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev. Horse about to roll. Although a common type with countless dies, the great majority are of little artistic merit. Maybe one in fifty would be considered “Fine Style”. The present piece is well struck with a beautifully artistic facing head portrait. Reverse shows a full horse, as many example I encounter are missing part of the horse due to off center strikes. Beautiful light silver gray cabinet patina. Star designated by NGC for superb eye-appeal. An exceptional Larissa in every way. $2,550.00
c.mid 4th Cen BC AR Didrachm NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, Fine Style c.mid 4th Cen BC, Ancient Greek, Thesally, Larissa, AR Didrachm (22mm, 11.82g) NGC AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, Fine Style. Obv. Nymph Larissa. Rev. Horse prancing. $2,450.00

 



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