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Ancient, British, Islamic and World Coins

Historical Medals and Paper Money

To be sold by auction at:

Sotheby’s, in the Upper Grosvenor Gallery


The Aeolian Hall, Bloomfield Place
New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA

Day of Sale:

Thursday 9 June 2011


at 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm

Public viewing:

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Monday 6 June 10.00 am to 4.30 pm


Tuesday 7 June 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 8 June 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Or by previous appointment.

Catalogue no. 49
Price £10

Enquiries:

Tom Eden, Stephen Lloyd, Jeremy Cheek, Paul Wood or James Morton

Cover illustrations:
Lot 202 (front); lot 411 (back); lot 180 (inside front cover); lot 159 (inside back cover)

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Order of Sale

Thursday 9 June 2011

Starting at 10.30 am
British Gold Coins lots 1-32
British Silver and Bronze Coins lots 33-79
World Gold Coins lots 80-125
World Silver and Bronze Coins lots 126-150
Paper Money lots 151-159
British Historical and Commemorative Medals lots 160-175
World Historical and Commemorative Medals lots 176-183
Italian Renaissance and other Plaquettes lots 184-192
Weight lot 193

Starting at 12.30 pm
The ‘Dove’ Collection of Ancient Greek Coins lots 194-222
Other Ancient Greek Coins lots 223-325
The North Suffolk Hoard of Roman Denarii lots 326-349
Other Roman Coins lots 350-363
Byzantine Coins lots 364-384

Starting at 2.30 pm
Arab-Sasanian Coins lots 385-419
Other Islamic Coins lots 420-666

Friday 10 June 2011


Russian Coins, Medals, Orders and Decorations
British and World Orders, Medals and Decorations See separate catalogue

* Illustrated lots are marked with an asterisk. Additional images may be available online.

‡ Lots marked with ‡ are sold under Temporary Import regulations (see Important Information for Buyers).

g Lots marked with letter g are sold under Investment Gold regulations (see Important Information for Buyers).

The condition of most of the coins and medals in this catalogue is described by the use of conventional numismatic
terms. For an explanation of these expressions or for any further information, clients are invited to contact us directly.
SESSION ONE

Thursday 9 June 2011


starting at 10.30am

BRITISH GOLD COINS

2 3

5 6 8

1
*Henry VIII (1509-47), gold halfcrown, third coinage, Bristol, m.m. WS, 1.59g (N. 1839; S.2315), cracked above shield, light graffiti
to right of shield, about very fine £500-700

2
*James I (1603-25), third coinage, unite (laurel), fourth bust, m.m. trefoil, 9.01g (cf. Schneider 86 (different m.m.); N. 2114; S.
2638B), some weakness in legend, light tone, extremely fine or better £2,000-3,000

3
*William III, ‘fine work’ five-guineas, 1701, second laureate head right, rev., crowned cruciform shields, plain sceptres in angles, DEC-
IMO TERTIO edge, 41.60g (S. 3456), red tone, minor nick on neck, nearly extremely fine £5,000-7,000

4
Anne, post-Union guinea, 1713, third bust (S. 3574), edge smoothed, fine £200-300

5
*George III, ‘spade’ guinea, 1788, fifth head (S. 3729), nearly extremely fine £350-400

6
*George III, restrike pattern guinea in gilt copper, 1791, by Kuchler, 1791, head with one berry in wreath and four leaves at top (cf.
Murdoch lot 317), surface marks and finish rather dulled, good very fine £200-250

g7
George III, third-guinea, 1810, second head, rev., crown (S. 3740), very fine £120-150

8
*George III, ‘military’ guinea, 1813, head right, rev., crowned arms within garter (S. 3730), nearly very fine £600-800
10 12 13

14 15 17

19 20

g9
George III, sovereigns (2), 1817, 1820, head right, rev., St. George (S. 3785, 3785C); third-guinea, 1804, head right, rev., crown (S.
3740), fair to fine (3) £450-550

g10
*George III, sovereign, 1820, head right, rev., St. George (S. 3785C), good very fine £600-700

g11
George III, sovereign, 1820, head right, rev., St. George (S. 3785C); half-sovereign, 1820, laureate head, rev., crowned shield (S.
3786), nearly very fine (2) £500-600

g12
*George IV, sovereign, 1821, laureate head left, rev., St. George (S. 3800), very fine £300-400

g13
*George IV, sovereign, 1825, bare head left, rev., crowned shield (S. 3801), very fine £400-500

g14
*George IV, sovereign, 1827, bare head left, rev., crowned shield (S. 3801), minor surface marks, cleaned, otherwise nearly extreme-
ly fine £400-600

g15
*George IV, sovereign, 1830, bare head left, rev., crowned shield (S. 3801), minor surface marks, nearly extremely fine £700-800

g16
George IV, sovereign, 1830 (S. 3801); William IV, sovereign, 1832, second bust (S. 3829B), fine to good fine (2) £500-600

g17
*William IV, sovereign, 1832, first bust (S. 3829), very fine to good very fine £600-800

18
William IV, sovereign, 1835, second bust (S. 3829B), fine; together with Victoria, (silver) crown, double-florin, halfcrown (2), florin,
shilling, all 1887 (S. 3921, 3923, 3924, 3925, 3926), toned, very fine to extremely fine (7) £350-450

g19
*Victoria, sovereign, 1869, die no. 8, rev., shield (S. 3853), nearly extremely fine £250-300

g20
*Victoria, sovereign, 1871, die no. 29, rev., shield (S. 3853B), nearly mint state £300-400
21 22

23 25

g21
*Victoria, five-pounds, 1887, Jubilee head (S. 3864), minor surface marks, good extremely fine £1,300-1,500

g22
*Victoria, five-pounds, 1887, Jubilee head, (S. 3864), minor surface marks, about extremely fine £1,200-1,400

g23
*Victoria, two-pounds, 1887, Jubilee head (S. 3865), nearly mint state £550-600

g24
Victoria, two-pounds, 1887, Jubilee head (S. 3865), scratches, nearly extremely fine £500-550

g25
*Victoria, sovereign, 1887 M, young head left, rev., crowned shield within wreath (S. 3854; Marsh 68 (R3)), very light bag marks,
good extremely fine, rare thus £4,000-6,000
26 28

g26
*Victoria, five-pounds, 1893, old head (S. 3872), minor rim dents, nearly extremely fine £1,100-1,300

g27
George VI, Coronation, 1937, proof set of four gold coins, comprising five-pounds, two-pounds, sovereign and half-sovereign (S. PS15),
edge scratches on the £5, minor edge bruise on the £2, a few minor abrasions and finger-mark on the sovereign, otherwise good
extremely fine, in fitted case of issue (4) £2,200-2,500

g28
*George VI, proof two-pounds, 1937, rev., St. George (S. 4075), a few minor surface marks, good extremely fine £600-800

g29
Elizabeth II, the ‘Proof Sovereign Collection’, 2002, comprising five-pounds, two-pounds, sovereign and half-sovereign, rev., arms in
wreath (S. PGS36), mint state, in capsules and fitted green leather case of issue (4) £1,600-1,800

g30
Elizabeth II, the ‘Proof Sovereign Collection’, 2002, comprising five-pounds, two-pounds, sovereign and half-sovereign, rev., arms in
wreath, as the previous lot (S. PGS36), mint state, in capsules and fitted green leather case of issue (4) £1,600-1,800

g31
Elizabeth II, proof sovereign, 1979, rev., St. George (S. 4204), almost mint state (uncased) £200-220

g32
Elizabeth II, proof sovereign, 1989, on 500th anniversary of the sovereign (S. 4272), mint state, in capsule £500-700

BRITISH SILVER AND BRONZE COINS


33
Henry VII (1485-1509), groat, class IIId, m.m. rose both sides (N. 1706 var.; S. 2199A), nearly very fine; Charles I, shilling, group
F, m.m. triangle (N. 2235; S. 2799), obverse scratches, nearly very fine; together with other hammered silver coins (3), one pierced, fair
to fine (5) £150-200

34
Henry VII, halfgroat, Canterbury (N. 1712; S. 2211); William III, shilling, 1697 (S.3497); together with miscellaneous hammered sil-
ver coins (10), some creased, several cleaned, fair to fine, a few better (12) £150-200

35
Henry VIII (1509-47), groat, Tower, m.m. lis (N. 1871; S. 2403), good fine; together with various hammered coins (3), fair to fine
(4) £150-200

36
Edward VI (1547-53), fine silver issue, shilling, facing bust, m.m. tun (N. 1937; S. 2482); Elizabeth I (1558-1603), sixth issue,
shilling, bust 3B, m.m. A (N. 2014; S. 2577), good fine (2) £120-150
37 38

41

42 43

37
*Philip & Mary (1554-58), groat, m.m. lis (N. 1973; S. 2508), a few dents, creased and straightened, nearly very fine £150-250

38
*Elizabeth I (1558-1603), seventh issue, crown, m.m. 2 (1602), crowned ornate bust left holding orb and sceptre (B&C bust 9a),
rev., shield over long cross fourchée (N. 2012; S. 2582A), test scratches to left and right of bust and in lower right field on reverse, good
fine and rare £2,000-2,500

Ex Stack’s, New York, 13-15 May, 1982, lot 1404.

39
Elizabeth I, sixpence, 1567 (S. 2599), cleaned, from a mount, nearly very fine; James I (1603-25), halfpenny, third coinage, no m.m.
(S. 2673), extremely fine; together with four copper 18th century tokens, fine to nearly very fine (6) £120-150

Second ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection (with ticket).

40
Charles I (1625-49), Tower Mint under Parliament, shilling, group G, tall narrow crude bust, m.m. sun (Sharp H1/1; Brooker 564; N.
2233; S. 2802), toned, some weakness in legend, very fine; George I, shilling, 1723 SSC, second bust (E.S.C. 1178; S. 3648), nearly
very fine; George III, shilling, 1816 (E.S.C. 1228; S. 3790), nearly mint state; George IV, shilling, 1825, bare head (E.S.C. 1253; S.
3812), nearly extremely fine; Victoria, shilling, 1867, type A4, die no. 1, faint trace of WW on truncation (E.S.C. 1315; S. 3905), two
attempted piercings, scratch on face, very fine (5) £150-200

41
*Cromwell, crown, 1658, laureate bust right, rev., crowned shield of the Protectorate (N. 2745; E.S.C. 10; S. 3226), with usual die
flaw, cleaned, minor marks in reverse field, nearly very fine £2,000-2,500

42
*Cromwell, halfcrown, 1658 (N. 2746; E.S.C. 447; S. 3227A), nearly very fine £1,200-1,500

43
*Cromwell, shilling, 1658 (N. 2747; E.S.C. 1005; S. 3228), minor scratch on reverse, extremely fine/nearly extremely fine and toned
£1,500-2,000
45 48

49

44
Charles II, crown, 1662, edge undated (S. 3553); together with crowns of 1707 E SEXTO, 1821 SECUNDO, 1845 VIII star stops, 1896 LX,
1900 LXIII (S. 3600, 3805, 3882, 3937), some cleaned and from mounts, fair to fine (6) £150-200

45
*William III, crown, 1696, first bust (E.S.C. 89; S. 3470), last two numerals of date weak, about very fine £150-200

46
Anne, post-Union, halfcrown, 1707 E SEXTO; George II, sixpence, 1758; George III, halfcrown, 1817, small head; Victoria, ‘Gothic’
florin, 1883; Edward VII, halfcrown, 1909 (S. 3605, 3711, 3789, 3900, 3980), some cleaned, fine to very fine (5) £150-250

47
Anne, post-Union, shilling, 1712 roses and plumes (S. 3617), good fine; together with miscellaneous coins in silver (9) and copper (13),
fine to very fine (23) £120-150

48
*George II, crown, 1735 OCTAVO, roses and plumes in angles (E.S.C. 120; S. 3686), lightly cleaned, good very fine £800-1,000

49
*George II, crown, 1739, young head, DUODECIMO edge, rev., roses in angles (ESC. 122; S. 3687), some friction on high points but a
pleasing piece, nearly extremely fine £800-1,000

‡50
George II, shillings, 1758 (2) and sixpences (2), 1758 and 1758/7 (S. 3704, 3711), toned, nearly extremely fine to good extremely fine
(4) £100-150

51
George II, halfpenny, 1744 (P. 874; S. 3718), cleaned, good fine; George III, halfpenny, 1799, five incuse portholes (P. 1248; S. 3778),
some spots and a little verdigris, otherwise good extremely fine and lustrous; Victoria, copper halfpenny, 1848/7 (P. 1532; S. 3949),
good very fine; copper halfpenny, 1858/7 (P. 1548; S. 3949), nearly extremely fine; bronze halfpenny, 1860, beaded border (P. 1750; S.
3956), lustrous, nearly mint state; bronze farthing, 1863 (P. 1867; S. 3958), some deposit, nearly extremely fine / good very fine, rare
date; farthing, 1865/2 (P. 1872A; S.3958), good very fine; farthing, 1875 H, older head (P. 1892; S. 3959), nearly very fine; farthing,
1890 (P. 1917; S. 3958), lustrous, nearly mint state (9) £350-450

52
George III, small silver or maundy set, 1786 (E.S.C. 2418; S. 3762), cleaned, very fine to extremely fine (4) £150-250

53
George III, Bank of England dollar, 1804, leaf to centre of E, rev., normal K (E.S.C. 149; S. 3768), obverse die crack, scratch on reverse,
nearly very fine £120-150
54

55 56

58 60

54
*George III, Bank of England dollar, 1804, leaf to centre of E, rev., inverted incuse K (E.S.C. 156; S. 3768), struck on a broad under-
type, a few slight scratches before bust but otherwise extremely fine £400-500

55
*George III, crown, 1818, LVIII, laureate head right, rev., St. George (E.S.C. 211; S. 3787), dark tone, a few minor rim knocks, extreme-
ly fine £250-300

56
*George III, pattern crown, undated, by Webb and Mills for Mudie, large laureate bust right, JM. D and TW. F in script below, rev.,
crowned cruciform shields, rose, thistle, shamrock and Hanoverian horse in angles, mills fecit in script by edge (E.S.C. 221; L&S 214),
light surface marks, polished, otherwise nearly extremely fine, rare £600-800

57
George IV, maundy set, 1827 (E.S.C. 2431; S. 3816), cleaned, nearly extremely fine or better (4) £150-200

58
*George IV, copper penny, 1827, laureate head left, rev., Britannia (P. 1430 (ER); S. 3823), toned, very fine, rare date £300-400

59
Victoria, copper halfpenny, 1838 (S. 3949), good extremely fine; George V, halfcrown, 1918 (S.4011), mint state; together with mis-
cellaneous British coins from George III to George VI, in silver (9) and base metal (13) and a copper token, very fine to nearly mint
state (25) £300-400

60
*Victoria, crown, 1845 VIII, cinquefoil stops, young head, rev., crowned shield (E.S.C. 282; S. 3882), good very fine £300-400
61 62

63 69

61
*Victoria, ‘Gothic’ crown, 1847, plain edge, ornate ‘Gothic’ style crowned bust left, rev., crowned cruciform shields, roses, thistle and
shamrock in angles (E.S.C. 291; S. 3883), pleasant dark tone, minor rim nicks and grazes in fields, otherwise extremely fine, scarce
£2,500-3,000

62
*Victoria, ‘Gothic’ crown, 1847, UNDECIMO edge, similar type (E.S.C. 288; S. 3883), surface marks, polished, good very fine £600-800

63
*Victoria, ‘Godless’ florin, 1849 (ESC 802; S. 3890), toned, minor nicks in field behind head, extremely fine £120-150

64
Victoria, ‘Godless’ florin, 1849 (ESC 802; S. 3890), edge knock, nearly very fine; ‘Gothic’ florin, 1883 (E.S.C. 859; S. 3900), cleaned,
very fine; florin, 1887 Jubilee head (E.S.C. 869; S. 3925), light tone, nearly mint state; florin, 1899, old head (E.S.C. 883; S. 3939),
toned, extremely fine (4) £100-150

65
Victoria, shillings (2), 1856, second young head, 1886, fourth young head (E.S.C. 1304, 1349; S. 3904, 3907), a tiny ‘c/-’ scratched on
reverse of the 1856, otherwise extremely fine or better (2) £150-200

66
Victoria, copper pennies (2), 1857, 1858 WW, date overstruck (P. 1514, 1517; S. 3948); bronze pennies (3), 1890, young head, 1895,
1901 old head (P. 1742, 1939, 1948; S. 3954, 3961); George V, pennies (6), 1912, 1913, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1921 (S. 4051); George
VI, penny, 1951 (S. 4117), the first two with minor scuffs and scratches, nearly extremely fine or better, the 1890 good very fine, oth-
ers good extremely fine to mint state (12) £400-500

67
Victoria, maundy set, 1871 (E.S.C. 2483; S. 3916), cleaned, nearly extremely fine (4) £150-200

68
Victoria, crowns (6), 1887 (2), 1889 (2), 1890, 1891, double-florin, 1887, Roman I, halfcrowns (2), 1887, florin, 1887, all Jubilee head
(E.S.C. 296, 299, 300, 301, 394, 719, 868; S. 3921, 3922, 3924, 3925), one 1889 crown with light surface marks, otherwise good
extremely fine; one 1887 crown brooch-mounted and enamelled on reverse, others very fine to extremely fine (10) £250-350

69
*Victoria, crown, 1893 LVI, old head (E.S.C. 303; S. 3938), some tiny rim nicks, about uncirculated £200-300
73

76 77

70
Victoria, shillings (5), 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1900, sixpence 1893, all old head (E.S.C. 1364A, 1365, 1366, 1367, 1369, 1762; S.
3940A, 3942); Edward VII, shillings (2), 1902, 1906, sixpence, 1906 (E.S.C. 1410, 1415, 1790; S. 3982, 3983); George V, shillings
(2), 1911, 1919, sixpence, 1915 (E.S.C. 1420, 1429, 1800; S. 4013, 4014), the Edward VII shillings very fine, others nearly extremely
fine and better (12) £300-400

71
Victoria, halfcrown, florin, and pennies (4), all 1901, the silver toned, the pennies lustrous, nearly mint state; Edward VII, crown,
1902 (E.S.C. 361; S. 3978), extremely fine (7) £300-400

72
Edward VII, florins (2), 1902, 1910 (S. 3981); George V, halfcrowns (5), 1921, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1932 (S. 4021A, 4032, 4037); florins
(2), 1914, 1924 (S. 4012, 4022A), the 1930 about very fine, rare, others very fine to extremely fine (9) £200-250

73
*Edward VII, bronze penny, 1902, low tide variety (P. 2205; S. 3990A), some lustre, nearly mint state £150-200

74
George V, halfcrowns (3), 1912, 1916, first coinage, and 1934, fourth coinage (E.S.C. 759, 763, 783; S. 4011, 4037), the 1934 with
minor carbon spot, otherwise nearly mint state (3) £200-250

75
George V, wreath crowns (2), 1927 and 1936, fourth coinage (E.S.C. 367, 381; S. 4036), the 1927 an impaired proof, very fine/extremely fine,
the 1936 very fine with some verdigris spots (2) £200-250

76
*George V, wreath crown, 1928, fourth coinage (E.S.C. 368; S. 4036), minor edge flaw, nearly extremely fine £150-200

77
*George V, halfcrown, 1930, fourth coinage (E.S.C. 779 (R2); S. 4037), nearly mint state, a rare date £300-400

78
George VI, Coronation, 1937, proof set of 15 coins, comprising silver crown to bronze farthing and including maundy set (S. PS16),
slight toning, nearly mint state, in fitted case of issue (15) £200-250

79
Miscellaneous English coins in silver (35) and bronze (41); also toy money (6) and a medalet, a few creased or pierced, generally fine
to very fine, some better (83) £150-200
81 82

83 84 86

WORLD GOLD COINS


(Please see 10 June catalogue for Russian Coins, Orders and Medals)

g80
Belgium, Leopold II, 20-francs, 1875 (F. 412; KM. 32), almost mint state £140-160

81
*Chile, Ferdinand VI, 4-escudos, 1750, Santiago, assayer I, 13.59g ( C & C 52; Cal. 135), some weaknesses, edge scuff on reverse,
about extremely fine with some brilliance £800-1,000

Ex Uruguayan Treasure sale, Sotheby's New York, 1993; recovered from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de la Luz (sank in 1752 off Montevideo).

82
*Colombia, Carlos III (1759-1788), 8-escudos, 1761, Popayán, J (Cal. 11; Cay. 12746), dents behind head, by QU on reverse and
on top rim, light scratches before face, about very fine £800-1,000

g83
*France, Louis XVIII (1814-24), 20-francs, 1818, Lille (Gad. 1092; F. 536), extremely fine £300-400

g84
*Germany, Hamburg, 10-marks, 1873 E (J. 206; F. 30), removed from a mount, lightly polished, otherwise good very fine, a rare date
£500-700

85
Indian Sultanates, Sultans of Dehli, Muhammad bin Sam, gold unit, Kanauj type, 4.20g; silver coins (34), mostly tankas of
Sultans of Dehli (9), Sultans of Bengal (19), including a tanka of Shams al-Din Ahmad (G&G B393), and one quarter-tanka;
Bahmanid (2), Sultans of Gujarat (2), Sultans of Malwa (2), fine to very fine, some of the Bengal coins with shroff marks; most-
ly identified in envelopes (35) £250-300

86
*India, Mughal, Muhammad Shah, gold mohur, Lahore, 1152h, year 22, very fine £250-300

87
India, East India Company, Madras Presidency, gold quarter-mohur, 2.90g, undated, 1819 issue (Pr. 243); quarter-rupee, Arkot
(Pr. 143 ( Machhlipatan?)); rupees (2) of Benares, 1192h, 1216h year 44; Farrukhabad rupee; Saharanpur rupee (12)18h, year 44 with
St. Stephen’s cross; miscellaneous coins (7), including some French Indian copper coins, the quarter-mohur scarce and very fine, the
silver coins very fine, the copper coins mixed condition (13) £300-400

88
India, East India Company, two jeweller’s copies of half-mohurs, dated 1202, initials CD (Pr. 413), mounted side-by-side, both revers-
es uppermost, on a tie-pin hallmarked 9ct, good very fine (2) £300-400
92 93

94

89
India, East India Company, Victoria, mohur, 1841, type II, Calcutta (Pr. 22.1), loop attached and also with damage from previous
mounting, fair to fine £300-350

90
Indian States, coins in gold (9), silver (26) and copper (18): Jaisalmir (1), Jhabua (1), Jhalawar (2), Junagadh (1), Kalat (1), Karauli
(1), Kashmir (3), Lunavada (1), Mewar (5), Mysore (9), Nawanagar (1), Orchha (1), Partabgarh (6), Arakan (1), miscellaneous (19),
including some imitation base gold fanams, mostly very fine, some identified in envelopes (53) £120-150

91
India, Sikhs, gold rupee of Mulraj, struck in Multan, VS 1905, extremely fine and silver rupees (2) of Amritsar, VS 1857, VS 1884/87,
very fine (3) £120-150

92
*Italy, Antignate, Giovanni II Bentivoglio (1463-1506), double ducato, capped bust right, rev., crowned coat of arms surmount-
ed by eagle, 7.21g (F. 59; CNI IV, 2.10 var.), minor edge marks, very fine and rare £5,000-7,000

Ex Astarte XIII, 13 September 2005, lot 1228.

93
*Italy, Venice, Alvise Mocenigo II (1700-09), zecchino, the Doge kneeling before Christ, rev., Christ standing in benediction sur-
rounded by 16 stars within mandorla (CNI. VIII, 375.74 var.; Pa. 2; F. 1358), extremely fine £300-400

94
*Italy, Venice, Lodovico Manin (1787-97), eight-zecchini, the Doge kneeling on plinth holding cross before Christ, LUDOV•MANIN•-
S•M•VENET (rose), DVX• vertically by cross, rev., Christ standing in benediction surrounded by 16 stars within mandorla, SIT•T•XPE•DAT•Q•TV•
– REGIS•ISTE•DVCAT•, 27.89g, 51.1mm (CNI. VIII, 546.64; Pa. 10; F. 1441), pierced at top, possibly once cleaned and with some light scuffs
and scratches, otherwise about extremely fine and a very rare denomination £4,000-5,000

95
Italy, Venice, Lodovico Manin, zecchino (Pa. 14; F. 1445), creased, fine £120-150

g96
Monaco, Albert I, 100-francs, 1904 (F. 13), very fine £700-800

97
Netherlands, Holland, ducats (4), 1758, 1776 (2), 1777, knight standing, rev., legend on tablet (Del. 775; F. 250), the first fine, oth-
ers very fine or better (4) £550-650
99 100

108 111

98
Netherlands, Utrecht, 14-gulden, 1751, rider, rev., arms (Del. 751; F. 288), brooch-mounted, very fine £220-250

99
*Netherlands, Batavian Republic, Gelderland, ducat, 1801 (Del. 1171A; Sch. 17; F. 318), slightly creased, good very fine £150-200

100
*Netherlands, Kingdom of Holland, Louis Napoleon (1806-10), ducat, 1809, bare head left, rev., crowned arms over date (Sch.
132; F. 322), nearly extremely fine £350-450

g101
Netherlands, Willem I (1815-40), 10-gulden (2), 1824, 1825, Brussels (Sch. 190, 191; F. 329), minor edge knocks, nearly extremely fine
(2) £400-600

g102
Netherlands, Willem III (1849-90), 10-gulden (3), 1875 (2), 1876 (Sch. 549, 550; F. 342), nearly extremely fine or better (3)
£450-550

g103
Singapore, 150-dollars, 1969, commemorating the sesquicentenary of the founding of Singapore, arms, rev., the Raffles lighthouse (F.
1; KM. 7), mint state, in fitted case of issue £550-650

g104
U.S.A., 20-dollars (2), 1904, Liberty head, and 1908, St. Gaudens, good very fine (2) £1,600-1,800

g105
U.S.A., 20-dollars (2), 1904 S, Liberty head, and 1910 D, St. Gaudens, light edge knocks, extremely fine (2) £1,800-2,000

g106
U.S.A., 20-dollars (2), 1908, 1928, St. Gaudens, 1908 extremely fine, 1928 with minor rim nicks, otherwise almost mint state (2)
£1,800-2,000

g107
U.S.A., 10-dollars (2), 1910 D, 1910 S, Indian head, very fine to nearly extremely fine (2) £800-1,000

g108
*U.S.A., 10-dollars, 1911, Indian head, minor rim nick, otherwise almost mint state £400-500

g109
U.S.A., 5-dollars, 1908, Indian head, good very fine £200-300

g110
U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1902, Liberty head, nearly extremely fine £150-200

g111
*U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1903, Liberty head, some spots, nearly mint state £200-300
113 114

115 116

g112
U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1903, Liberty head, very fine; together with Sweden, Oscar II, 10-kronor, 1883 (F. 94a), minor edge knock,
extremely fine (2) £150-200

g113
*U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1904, Liberty head, nearly mint state £400-500

g114
*U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1905, Liberty head, nearly mint state £300-400

g115
*U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1905, Liberty head, nearly mint state £300-400

g116
*U.S.A., 2½-dollars, 1907, Liberty head, nearly mint state £400-500

g117
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1908 (2), 1909, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g118
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1910 (2), 1911, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g119
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1911 (2), 1912, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g120
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1912, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g121
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1913 (2), 1914, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g122
U.S.A., 2½-dollars (3), 1914, 1915, 1929, Indian head, good very fine to nearly extremely fine (3) £450-550

g123
U.S.A., Constitution Bicentennial commemorative $5, 1987 and ‘bullion’ $10/one-quarter oz 1996 (2); Canada, $10/one-quarter oz,
1984; Mexico, 5-pesos (4), 1906, 1955 (3), the Mexican very fine, others mint state (8) £1,000-1,200

124
Miscellaneous gold coins (11) and medals (2), including quarter-guinea, 1762, ‘spade’ guinea, 1794 and small gold Diamond Jubilee
medal, 1897, Russian gold rouble, 1756 and 5-roubles, 1866, U.S.A. 5-dollars, 1884-S and 10-dollars, 1914; total weight, 85.8g, all with
mounts attached or removed from jewellery, fine to very fine (13) £2,500-3,000

125
Miscellaneous: Tunisia, gold 25-piastres, 1290h, silver 20-francs 1353h; Harar, mahallaks (2), 1258h, 1284h; Sudan, 20 piastres,
1310h; Lamu and Mombasa, tin coins (2) of uncertain status (Val. 2, 3); Ghurfah, 60–khumsi and 30-khumsi, 1344h; Yemen (6);
Egypt (3); Morocco, 5-dirhams and 2½-dirhams, 1299h, 5-dirhams 1331h, 2½-dirhams 1316h, other (1); Turkey (5); Iraq (5); Saudi
Arabia (1); Khwarizm Republic (1), the Tunis gold coin with edge knocks and cut, some surface marks; very fine to extremely fine, some
pleasantly toned, the tin coins scarce (35) £300-400
126 Ex 129

130

WORLD SILVER AND BRONZE COINS


126
*Afghanistan, British Occupation (second Afghan War), copper falus, 1296h / 1879 AD, crown within wreath, rev., mint, date off flan
(Pridmore, SNC, 1976, pp.455-6; Val. 55; KM. 94), good very fine, a good example of this scarce and interesting issue £150-200

Ex B.A. Seaby Ltd., March 1990.

127
Armenia, Guy (1342-44), silver takvorin, king on horseback right shouldering lis-headed sceptre, two large pellets in field, rev., lion
walking right, cross behind (cf. Bed. 2037; Nerc. 469), toned, good fine, scarce; together with Cyprus, Hugh IV (1324-59), gros, B
with annulet in left field (CLC 28/7), nearly very fine (2) £150-200

Ex B.A. Seaby Ltd., 1953 (Cyprus) and 1956 (Armenia).

128
Australia, George V, Melbourne Centenary florin, 1934/5 (KM. 33); Denmark, 2-kroner, 1906 (KM. 803); Mexico, peso, 1898 AM,
Mexico City (KM. 409.2); Rhodesia & Nyasaland, proof set, 1955 (7 coins) (KM. PS2), the set with some toning, minor fingermarks
and spots, otherwise nearly mint state, others good very fine or better (10) £100-150

129
*Austria, Leopold I (1657-1705), box-taler, 1680, Hall, laureate, cuirassed bust right, rev., crowned arms within collar (MzA. p.179;
Vog. 221/II; Dav. 3241), containing two painted end-papers, one depicting a standing nude, and nine painted mica inserts of various
scenes, some single figures, some pairs, including a lute player, coin very fine, screw thread slightly damaged, one end-paper and mica
inserts damaged but most scenes or parts of scenes visible (lot) £200-300

130
*Austria/Hungary, Josef II (1765-1790), enamelled taler, 1789 A (Vienna), radiate Virgin and Child seated on clouds, crescent and
m.m. below (cf. MzA. p.291, Vog.295/II & Dav. 1169); the field cut out around the clouds, rays and halo leaving a partly open-work
design, rev., the same design engraved and enamelled in polychrome, blue and red, enamelled legend around, punched beaded border
around edge, with ornate loop-mount, good very fine and of high quality workmanship £150-200

131
Austria, a collection of modern commemorative 50-schillings (50) and 25-schillings (13), together with other Austrian and world coins
in gold (1), silver (41) and base metal (30), including a Netherlands 5-gulden, 1826, the gold coin mounted and sweated, others very
fine to mint state (135) £450-550
133 135

132
British Trade Dollars (9), 1899 B (2), 1900B, 1901C, 1902 B (2), 1908 B, 1930B (2) (Pr. 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 27), the 1901 a later copy,
one 1930 stained, very fine to nearly mint state (9) £180-220

133
*Cambodia, Kingdom, tical, thin, broad flan, CS 1208 (AD 1847), hamsa bird, rev., temple (Dav. 147; KM. 37), toned, about very fine,
reverse better £140-180

134
China, Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan), 5-mace, 1325h/1907 AD, Tihwa (Ming 805; Kann 1227; KM. 35a), some edge filing, cleaned, other-
wise good very fine; Burma, Srikshetra, Kingdom, quarter-unit, c. 400/750 (Mitch. 2627), good very fine; Cambodia, Funan, Kingdom, c.
190/550, quarter-unit (Mitch. 2573/6), good very fine; Malaya, Samudra, gold coupang, 15th century (Mitch 3074), very fine; Thailand,
Ayuthia, ‘bullet money’ quarter-baht, c. 1350/64, elephant right and conch shell (Le May pl. XIII; Mitch. 2711), fine (5) £120-150

135
*Comoro Islands, Sultan Said Ali ibn Said Amr, 5-francs, 1308h/1890 AD, A (Paris), crossed flags dividing Arabic inscription within
wreath, rev., various weapons – dagger, cannon, bow and arrows, pistol, etc. (Dav. 9; KM. 3), good very fine, scarce £500-600

Ex B.A. Seaby Ltd., June 1990.

136
Germany, Brunswick-Luneburg, George III, 2/3-taler, 1789 C, wildman type, Zellerfeld (Smith 229; Welter 2813); 2/3-taler, 1807
GM, Clausthal (Smith 230; Welter 2815); George IV, half-taler (16 gute groschen), 1821, Hannover (Smith 311D; Welter 3013); William
IV, half-taler (16 gute groschen), 1834 A, Hannover, w on ground (Smith 352D; Welter 3056), toned, the last nearly mint state, others
very fine to extremely fine; together with miscellaneous 20th century world coins in silver (4) and base metal (4) (12) £200-250

137
Indian Sultanates, billon and copper coins (121): Sultans of Dehli (92), Bahmanis (13), Sultans of Gujarat (3), Sultans of
Jaunpur (2), Sultans of Malwa (7), miscellaneous others (4), very good to very fine, many identified in envelopes (121) £250-300

138
India, Mughal, rupees (39) and quarter-rupee (1): Akbar (7, and quarter-rupee), Jahangir (3), Shah Jahan I (9), Murad Bakhsh
(1), Aurangzeb (8), Shah Alam I (2), Jahandar (1), Farrukhsiyar (4), Muhammad Shah (3), Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1); cop-
per coins (30): Humayun (2), Akbar (28); together with a base metal forgery of an Akbar rupee, rupees mostly very fine, coppers fine
to very fine, most identified in envelopes (71) £300-400

139
Indian States, coins in silver (34) and copper (6), of Assam (1), Bahawalpur (1), Banswara (2), Bharatpur (1), Bhopal (5), Bundi (2),
Cooch Bihar (2), Gwalior (2), Hyderabad (7), Indore (11), and Jaipur (6); together with an old jeweller’s copy of an Assamese one-eighth
mohur of Rajesvara Simha, mostly very fine to extremely fine, some identified in envelopes (41) £250-300

140
Ionian Islands, 30-lepta, 1834, no dot (Pr. 10), fine; Switzerland, Confederation, franc, 1850 A (DT 305), very fine; together with
miscellaneous foreign coins in silver (24) and base metal (37), generally fine to very fine, some better (63) £150-250

141
Italy, Sicily, Guglielmo II ‘the Good’ (1166-89), copper follari (2), Messina mint, 1.07g, 0.96g (MEC 401/409; Spahr 119), good
fine to very fine (2) £100-120

142
Italy, Sicily, miscellaneous denari (99), mainly Henry VI (1194-97) to Charles of Anjou (1266-82), a few earlier, mainly fair to fine (99)
£200-300

143
Mexico, Felipe IV (1621-65), cob 8-reales (3), all 162x and assayer D (Cal. 307/323; Cay. 6189/6257); cob 4-reales, 1624/3, assay-
er D (Cal. 695; Cay. 6001); cob 4-reales, undated, assayer D (?); another, no date or assayer visible; cob 2-reales, 1623 (assayer D ?)
(Cal. & Cay – (date unlisted); cob 2-reales, undated, assayer D, nearly very fine (8) £600-800
146 Ex 147

144
Mexico, Carlos III (1759-88), ’pillar dollar’ 8-reales, 1770 Mexico City, FM (Cal. 912; Cay. 11980), minor edge bump, toned, good
very fine; Bolivia, 2-reales, 1775, Potosi, JR; Guatemala, 2-reales, 1786, M, and real, 1773, P; and Canada, bronze cents (2), 1913,
1917, fine to very fine (6) £120-150

145
Southern Rhodesia, George V, halfcrowns (8), 1932 (2), 1934 (2), 1935 (2), 1936 (2) (KM. 5); George VI, halfcrowns (6), 1937
(2), 1941 (2), 1942 (2) (KM. 13, 15), the George V very fine to nearly extremely fine, the George VI nearly extremely fine to almost
mint state (14) £120-150

146
*U.S.A., copper cent, 1813, distant star (Sheldon 292), good very fine £500-600

147
*U.S.A.: A Collection of 155 Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels, 1917-1991, all certified and encapsulated by third-party grading services,
housed in eight albums and briefly comprising:
1917-S, ANACS EF40 1937, PCGS MS66 1944-D, PCGS MS66 1953-D, NGC MS66 1969-S, PCGS PR68
1918-D, ANACS F15 1937-S, NGC MS66 1944-D/D, ANACS MS64 1953-S, PCGS MS65 1970-S, PCGS PR68
1918-S, ANA MS61 1937-D, NGC MS66 1944-P, ANACS MS65 1954, PCGS PR67 1971-D, ANACS MS65
1919-S, ANACS VF20 1938-D, PCGS MS66 1944-S, ANA MS66 1954-S, ANACS MS64 1971-S, PCGS PR68
1920, PCGS MS64 1938-D, ANACS MS66 1945-D, ANA MS66 1954-S/D, ANACS MS62 1972-S, PCGS PR68
1920-D, ANACS VF20 1938, NGC PF66 1945-P, PCGS MS66 1955-D/S, ANACS MS64 1973, ANACS MS65
1920-S, ANACS AU50 1938, PCGS MS66 1945-S, ANACS MS65 1955, ANACS PF68 1973-S, PCGS PR67
1921, PCGS MS64 1938-S, ANACS MS66 1946, PCGS MS65 1955, PCGS MS64 1974-S, PCGS PR67
1921-S, ANACS F15 1939, PCGS PR65 1946-D, PCGS MS65 1955-D, PCGS MS65 1975-D, ANACS MS64
1923, NGC MS63 1939, ANA MS66 1946-S, NGC MS66 1956, ANACS PF66 1975-S, PCGS PR67
1924-D, ANACS VF30 1939-S, ANA MS65 1947, PCGS MS65 1956, PCGS MS66 1976-S, PCGS PR68
1924-S, ANACS VF30 1940, PCGS PR65 1947-D, PCGS MS66 1956-D, PCGS MS66 1977-S, PCGS PR68
1925, ANACS MS64 1940, PCGS MS65 1947-S, PCGS MS66 1957, PCGS PR67 1978-S, PCGS PR69
1925-D, PCGS MS60 1940-D, PCGS MS66 1948, ANACS MS64 1957, PCGS MS65 1979-S, PCGS PR69
1926, PCGS MS66 1940-S, PCGS MS66 1948-D, NGC MS66 1957-D, PCGS MS65 1979-S, PCGS PR68
1926-D, PCGS MS62 1941, PCGS MS65 1948-S, PCGS MS66 1958, PCGS PR66 1980-D, ANACS MS63
1926-S, ANACS VF30 1941, PCGS PR66 1948-S/S, ANACS MS65 1958-D, ANACS MS65 1980-S, PCGS PR68
1927, NGC MS65 1941-D, NGC MS65 1949, PCGS MS65 1959, PCGS PR67 1981-S, PCGS PR68
1927-D, NGC MS64 1942-P, NGC PF64 1949-D, PCGS MS65 1959-D, ANACS MS64 1981-S, ANACS PF66
1927-S, ANACS VF30 1942-P, PCGS MS66 1949-S, PCGS MS65 1960, PCGS PR67 1981-S, PCGS PR67
1928-D, PCGS MS64 1942, ANACS PF65 1949-D/S, NGC MS64 1961, PCGS PR67 1982-S, PCGS PR68
1928, PCGS MS65 1942-D, PCGS MS66 1950, ANACS PF67 1961, ANACS PF66Cam 1983-S, PCGS PR67
1928-S, PCGS MS64 1942-P, ANACS PF65 1950-D, PCGS MS66 1961-D, ANACS MS64 1984-S, PCGS PR69
1929, NGC MS65 1942-P, ANACS MS66 1951, PCGS PR66 1962, PCGS PR67 1985-S, PCGS PR68
1929-D, NGC MS64 1942-S, PCGS MS65 1951-D, PCGS MS65 1962, ANA PF65Cam 1987-S, PCGS PR68
1929-S, NGC MS63 1942-P/P, ANACS MS65 1951-S, ANACS MS66 1963, ANACS PF67 1988-S, PCGS PR69
1930, PCGS MS66 1942-S/S, ANACS MS64 1952, PCGS PR66 1964, PCGS PR68 1989-D, ANACS MS64
1930-S, PCGS MS64 1943-D, NGC MS67 1952, PCGS MS65 1965, ANACS MS65 1989-P, ANACS MS65
1936, NGC MS66 1943-P, NGC MS66 1952-D, ANACS MS65 1966, ANACS MS66 1989-S, PCGS PR69
1936-D, PCGS MS65 1943-S, PCGS MS66 1952-S, ANACS MS65 1967, PCGS MS66 1990-S, PCGS PR68
1936-S, PCGS MS66 1943-S/S, ANACS MS65 1953, PCGS PR66 1968-S, PCGS PR67 1991-S, ANACS PF68

Further images of all these coins in their holders are available on request (155) £3,000-4,000

148
U.S.A., miscellaneous coins in silver (38) and base metal (9), including silver dollars (19), and one copy, generally fine to very fine, some
better (47) £250-350

149
U.S.A., proof sets (11) and uncirculated sets (4), 1976-1992; with modern commemorative coins and medals (13), all silver and each
weighing 1oz, and other U.S. and world coins, sets etc., mixed grades, most sets and commemoratives in original packaging (lot) £250-300

150
Plaster Models: Jamaica, uniface plaster models for 250-dollars and 25-dollars (1981), unsigned, to commemorate the wedding of
Prince Charles and Diana: conjoined portraits, small arms of Jamaica over, ROYAL WEDDING to right, value on left, all within a plain circle
(cf. KM 94 & 95), 177mm and 180mm; the reverses plain, but with ink inscription JAMAICA on the 250-dollars, in good order (2) £300-400
PAPER MONEY

151
*Bank of England, J.S. Fforde (1966-70), a most unusual pair of error £1 banknotes, identically mis-numbered in prefix T55C, each
with no. ‘841054’ at upper left and ‘841055’ at lower right, good extremely fine (2) £300-400

152
*Fiji, Fijian Government Debenture for $10, issue date 1 January 1872, folio 6 no. 49, ‘No.’ printed at upper right only, cancelled signa-
tures of F.W. Hennings as Treasurer and of Horace Smith as registrar, main body of text including manuscript ‘Ten’, ‘Fifteenth’, ‘December’
and ‘73’ in designated spaces (cf Pick 5b), very fine £200-300

153
*Fiji, Fijian Government Debenture for $10, issue date 1 January 1872, folio 8 no. 61, ‘No.’ printed at upper left and at upper right, can-
celled signatures of F.W. Hennings and Horace Smith as the last, main body of text now with printed ‘Ten’, ‘Fifteenth’ and ‘73’ but with
manuscript ‘December’ (cf Pick 5b), good very fine £200-300
154
*Fiji (redeemable in Australia), Kingdom of Fiji Government Debenture for $500, issue date 1 August 1872 under authority of the
Loan Act, 1872, no. 20, printed in green ink on vellum, with signatures of Howard Clarkson as Treasurer and of A. Fleming (?) as reg-
istrar, payable at the Oriental Bank Corporation, Sydney and with franked New South Wales 2/- duty stamp affixed, stamped ‘CANCELLED’,
200 x 226mm (Pick --), central fold, extremely fine and rare £800-1,200

155

156 157

155
*Fiji, fractional tax note for 12½ cents, dated Sept. 1 1873, cancelled by stamp and by ink over signatures (Pick 7b), better than very
fine but torn £80-120

156
*Fiji, fractional tax note for 100 cents, dated 1st April 1872 and numbered, but unsigned and cancelled (Pick 12b), fine £200-300

157
*Fiji, Treasury, $25, Levuka, 15 July 1872, with cancelled signature of Howard Clarkson as Treasurer (Pick 16b), about very fine £300-400

158
Notgeld: a collection of German and Austrian notgeld (about 550), c. 1918-23, a typical range of currency and souvenir types together with
many local inflationary issues, also including some Reichsbank notes, etc., mixed grades, in a contemporary album (lot) £200-300

159
*Bonds: The Thames Navigation Commission, Improvement Loan, 4½% bonds for £100 dated 1774 (2) and ‘Loan of 10,000l. on
the General Tolls’, 5% bonds for £100 dated 1788 (4), all issued under the 1771 Act ‘for improving and compleating the Navigation
of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the town of Cricklade in the county of Wilts’; both types printed
in black on vellum, with numerous manuscript endorsements and records of interest payments to circa 1860, each 230 x 330mm approx.,
generally fine (see illustration on inside back cover) (6) £1,200-1,500
160 161

164 165

BRITISH COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS


160
*James II, Coronation, 23 April 1685, silver medal, by J. Roettier, laureate bust right, rev., hand issuing from clouds holding crown,
wreath on cushion below, 34mm (MI 605/5; Woll. 6; Eimer 273), some scratches, good very fine £200-300

161
*Anne, Coronation, 23 April 1702, gold medal, by J. Croker, draped bust left, rev., Pallas standing hurling thunderbolt at hydra,
17.94g, 34mm (MI 228/4; Woll. 10; Eimer 390), edge marks, other marks in field, good very fine £500-700

162
Anne, Coronation, 23 April 1702, silver medal, by J. Croker, as the previous lot (MI 228/4; Woll. 10; Eimer 390), toned, filed on edge,
minor marks in field, good very fine £120-150

163
George I, Arrival in England, 1714, silver medal, by J. Croker, laureate bust right, rev., the king as Neptune in marine car approach-
ing the coast, 68mm (MI II, 422/6; Eimer 466), polished, edge knock, very fine, with unrelated shagreen case £300-400

164
*George I, Coronation, 20 October 1714, gold medal, by J. Croker, laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right, rev., the king,
enthroned, crowned by Britannia, 21.80g, 34mm (MI 424/9; Woll. 11; Eimer 470), very fine £600-800

165
*George I, Coronation, 20 October 1714, silver medal, by J. Croker, as the previous lot (MI 424/9; Woll. 11; Eimer 470), toned,
some wear on the high points, nearly extremely fine £200-300

166
George III, Marriage of Frederick, Duke of York to Princess Frederica of Prussia, 1791, silver medal by F.W. Loos, conjoined
busts left, rev., Hymen standing between shields of arms, 45mm (BHM 347), toned, good very fine, in unrelated shagreen case; togeth-
er with a Droz restrike pattern halfpenny, 1788, probably by Taylor, in bronzed copper with milled edge, cleaned and scratched, wedged
in a fitted ivory case with reverse only visible (2) £200-250

167
George III, Death of Nelson, 21 October 1805, silver medal, after T. Webb, bust left with bare head, rev., Bellona over galleys at
sea, IPSE BELLI FVLMEN, 53mm (cf. BHM. 577; Eimer 957), a later striking, cleaned, almost extremely fine £150-200
168 169

170 171

174

168
*George IV, Coronation, 19 July 1821, gold medal, by B. Pistrucci, laureate head left, rev., the king, enthroned, is crowned by
Victory, the figures of Britannia, Hibernia and Scotia standing before him, 31.39g, 35mm (BHM 1070; Woll. 24; Eimer 1146a), some
scratches and scuffs, otherwise extremely fine, in contemporary fitted red leather case (this with lid detached) £800-1,000

169
*William IV, Coronation, 8 September 1831, gold medal, by W. Wyon, bare head of the king right, rev., diademed head of Queen
Adelaide right, 27.48g, 33mm (BHM. 1475; Woll. 25; Eimer 1251), a few minor scratches, good extremely fine £800-1,000

170
*William IV, Coronation, 8 September 1831, gold medal, by W. Wyon, as the previous lot, 27.53g (BHM. 1475; Woll. 25; Eimer
1251), light scratches and dents, about extremely fine £700-900

171
*Victoria, Coronation, 28 June 1838, gold medal, by B. Pistrucci, draped bust left wearing a bandeau, rev., Victoria, enthroned, is
offered the crown by Britannia, Hibernia and Scotia, 31.34g, 36mm (BHM. 3801; Woll. 26; Eimer 1315), light scratches and dents, about
extremely fine £700-900

172
Victoria, St. Saviour’s School, Southwark, silver prize medal, by W.J. Taylor, bust of Elizabeth I, rev., view of building (restored
1839), 42mm (MI 110/38; Taylor 126a), toned, good extremely fine; with copper medals (3) by Dassier from the series of Kings and Queens
of England (1731), Edward VI, James I and Cromwell, 40, 40, 38mm (MI 62/20, 237/104, 435/87; Eimer 526), extremely fine (4) £140-180

173
Victoria, David Roberts (painter), Art Union series, 1875, silver medal, by G.T. Morgan, head left, rev., Moorish scribe and female
seated, 56mm (BHM 3016; Beulah 22; Eimer 1649), cleaned, extremely fine, rare in silver £150-200

174
*George V, Coronation, 22 June 1911, gold medal, by B. Mackennal, crowned bust left, orb on left, rev., crowned bust left of Queen
Mary, 31mm (BHM 4022; Woll. 28; Eimer 1922), surface marks, good very fine £400-500

175
Edward VIII, portrait plaque, 1937, in bronze, by L. Jennings for Spink & Son, 224mm (cf. Gi. CM262a), minor spots, extremely
fine, only 30 specimens made; Visit to Bombay, 1921, oval copper medal by C. Thomas, 32 x 60mm (Gi. CM64a), good very fine,
scarce; Visit to Patna, 1921, copper medal, by C. Thomas, 41mm (Gi. CM65b), pierced as issued, about very fine; Abdication, 1936,
three large black bakelite medals with the full script of the abdication speech, by Clang Ltd (1937), 114mm (3, one with postage stamp
within panel (Gi. CM343; BHM 4272), these double pierced for suspension as issued, extremely fine, minor chips (6) £400-600
WORLD COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS

176
Austria, Maria Theresia, Bohemian Coronation (1743), oval bronze medal by M. Donner, 57 x 50mm (Mont. 1727), ex mount,
extremely fine; Count Rudolph Wrbna-Freudenthal, silver medal, 1817, by J.P. Harnisch, 47mm (BDM III, 429), extremely fine (2)
£150-200

177
France, Marie de Medici, uniface bronze medal (1624) by G. Dupré, her bust right wearing elaborate lace collar and with retrograde
inscription around, 101mm (Jones 59; Mazerolle 696; Kress 568), pierced, two minor casting holes near base, a very fine old cast £200-250

From the collection of Lady Charlotte Schreiber (1812-95), her son-in-law the 8th Earl of Bessborough and by family descent. Lady Charlotte
Schreiber was an important figure in the study of Welsh literature and the Welsh language, as well as being a keen collector of ceramics; her
collection is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

178
*Germany, Saxony, Adam and Eve/the Crucifixion, silver-gilt medal by Hans Reinhart, issued by Johann Friedrich I, 1536, Adam
and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge, rev., Christ crucified between the two thieves, 66.7mm (Habich 1968), a very fine but somewhat
later cast £500-600

179
*Hungary, Death of Louis II at the Battle of Mohacs, 1526, struck silver medal by Christof Füssl, busts of Ludwig II and his wife
Maria von Habsburg vis à vis, rev., the king on horseback in full armour with his troops facing a Turkish cavalry charge, 45mm, 19.66g
(Montenuovo 585; Domanig 698; Donebauer 984), finely toned original striking, extremely fine £2,000-2,500

From the collection of Dr Elder L. Bolla and Dr Helena J. Bolla of Beaumont, California. The medallist Christof Füssl was principal engraver at the
Kremnica mint from 1536 and died in 1561 (see Schillerová, J., ‘Renaissance Medals from the Kremnica Mint’, The Medal 10, 1986, p. 3, fig. 2).
The medal commemorates the Battle of Mohacs where the Hungarian forces were heavily outnumbered by the Ottomans under Suleyman the
Magnificent and Louis himself was killed.
180
*Italy, John VIII Palaeologus (Byzantine Emperor, 1423-1448), lead medal by Pisanello, bust right wearing hat with tall
crown and turned-up brim, rev., OPVS PISANI PICTO-RIX, the emperor on horseback riding past a shrine and a page on horseback seen from
behind, in a rocky landscape; below, ΕΡΓΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΠΙΣΑΝΟΥ ΖWΓΡΑΦΟΥ, 104mm (Hill 19; Pollard 1 = Kress 1; Bargello 2; Syson &
Gordon 71), with some surface scuffs and edge knocks, pierced, a very fine contemporary cast with grey patina £10,000-15,000

This is generally considered to be the earliest of Pisanello's medals and as such represents the birth of the portrait medal in the Renaissance.
The Byzantine emperor was in Italy from 8th February 1438 to 19th October 1439 to attend the ecumenical council of the Greek and Latin churches
which opened in Ferrara in April 1438. The council was subsequently moved to Florence in January 1439 after Ferrara was invaded by Milanese
mercenaries under the condottiere Niccolò Piccinino. Preparatory drawings by Pisanello for elements of the designs in the medal are in the Louvre,
Paris.
181

182

181
*Italy, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (Lord of Rimini and Fano, 1432-1468), bronze medal by Matteo de' Pasti,
armoured bust left, rev., the castle of Rimini, 79.5mm (Hill 185; Arm. I, 20, 12; Pollard 29 var.), a very fine contemporary cast with cor-
rosion at edge suggesting an excavation piece, with dark patina £3,000-4,000

182
*Italy, Constantine the Great (AD 307-337), bronze medal by Christoforo di Geremia (unsigned), laureate, draped and
cuirassed bust right, rev., Constantine as Pax joining hands with the Church as Concord, 71.4mm (cf. Hill 755; Arm. I, 31, 2; Pollard
241), a very fine contemporary cast with brown patina £1,200-1,500

Ex Stack collection, Morton & Eden, 9 December 2009, lot 86.

183
*Italy, Lorenzino de' Medici (1514-1547), bell metal medal, bust
right, rev., VIII ID IAN, cap of Liberty between daggers, 37mm (Arm. II,
151, 3; Pollard 570; Attwood 891), two attempted piercings, fine old
cast after a struck original £200-300

The medal was struck to commemorate Lorenzino's murder of Alessandro


de' Medici in January 1537. The design copies the famous coins of Brutus
issued after the assassination of Julius Caesar.
184 185

186 187

(all illustrations at 70% actual size)


ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PLAQUETTES

184
*North Italian, after Donatello (late 15th century), The Virgin and Child, gilt-bronze plaquette mounted as a pax, the Virgin
and Child cast separately and set within an architectural frame, the arched pediment containing a half-length figure of God the Father
between cherub's heads, surmounted by a cross and flanked by rosettes, the frieze below and the columns with alternating shells and
rosettes and the base inscribed SANCTVS SALVATOR MONDI; with scrolling foliate stand brazed onto the back, 130 x 77mm, a very fine early
cast, the gilding worn £700-1,000

Ex Cyril Humphris collection, Sotheby's New York, 11 January 1995, lot 300. The Virgin and Child, which is a separate cut-out silhouette, is copied
from (and is a slightly smaller version of) the plaquette entitled Virgin and Child between Candelabra (as Molinier 368; Bange 345; Kress 59;
Rossi, Mantegna 1).

185
*Moderno, The Flagellation, bronze rectangular plaquette, Christ tied to the central pillar scourged by soldiers against a background
of classical arches, 140 x 108mm (Molinier 170; Bange 453; Kress 134; Lewis 42; Astarte XIII, 13 September 2003, lot 1935, this piece;
Scaglia Coll. V.37, variant B, A.5, this piece), a very fine old cast with brown patina, with two lugs on the reverse for mounting
£700-1,000

186
*Moderno, Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints, a silver and parcel-gilt copy of the original plaquette in
the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, with two ET hallmarks (Paris, 24 October 1864 to 30 May 1893), 142 x 106mm (cf. Lewis 41 and
pl. 1 for the original; cf. Scaglia Coll. V.36), extremely fine £600-800

187
*In the manner of Moderno, The Pietà between Candelabra, gilt-bronze plaquette, the dead Christ supported at the sarcopha-
gus by the Madonna and St. John flanked by two candelabra, IHS on tablet suspended from above; within an integral frame ornament-
ed with foliage and fruit and with a stippled background, 109 x 96mm (cf. Molinier 386; Bange 436; Kress 181; Lewis 12; Rossi, Mantegna
12; Astarte XVIII, 9 May 2005, lot 338, this piece), pierced and with traces of solder on the reverse, a very fine old cast £600-800

188
*Andrea Briosco, called Riccio, The Sacrifice of a Swine, bronze plaquette, within a temple are two youths flanking the swine in
the centre foreground with numerous figures looking on, two blowing trumpets on the left, 90 x 75mm (Molinier 235; Bange 369; Kress
217; Planiscig p. 492, 231 and fig. 343; Rossi, Mantegna 35; Scaglia Coll. VII.7), pierced, edges filed, a very fine old cast with dark patina
£600-800
189

190

191

(all illustrations at 70% actual size)


189
*Italian, The Annunciation, silvered bronze pax, the Angel Gabriel kneels before the Virgin who is accompanied by a figure of
Religion; on the left are St. John the Baptist and a bishop; in the domed top is a representation of the Holy Women kneeling before
Christ's tomb, addressed by the angel; within an architectural frame flanked by two cherubs; with scrolled stand brazed to the back, 190
x 135mm (Astarte XVIII, 9 May 2005, lot 385, this piece: for the scene in the arched pediment see Molinier 569-570 and Bange 1028),
an old cast with tooling to the fields £400-600

190
*Netherlandish, late 15th century, The Madonna and Child, bronze and enamelled plaquette, the Virgin and Child on a crescent
beneath a gothic arch and within ornamented frame, with blue, white and traces of black enamel work as well as traces of gilding and
silvering, 118 x 75mm (Molinier 719; cf. Bargello 345; Scaglia Coll. XI.1), an early cast £600-800

191
*The Martyrdom of a Saint (St. Paul?), silver-gilt plaquette hallmarked with the HR monogram of Hermann Ratzersdorfer (Viennese
goldsmith, 1815-1891), rectangular with domed top, 96.5 x 55mm (cf. Molinier 625; Bange 732; Kress 382; Wixom 70), the HR monogram
stamped into the top left hand corner of the predella as well as on the silver wire stand attached to the reverse, very fine £300-400

For another example of this plaquette, also with the mark of the celebrated Viennese goldsmith Hermann Ratzersdorfer, see Morton & Eden auction 42,
20 May 2010, lot 355.

192
South Russia, small bronze triptych, the central section with the Virgin and Child flanked by angels and surmounted by Christ's head,
the sides with images of the twelve apostles, 47 x 93mm, very fine £100-150

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193
*France, Carcassonne, bronze pound weight, 1667, + L XIV LIVRE POIX DE CARCASSONNE, crowned arms dividing date, rev., L MARCHAND F
COVTAVD I FOVRNIE P CASTELM, Paschal Lamb to left with fleurs-de-lys in field, 62mm, 408g, good fine, the Lamb a little weak £300-400

END OF FIRST SESSION


SESSION TWO

Starting at 12.30pm

ANCIENT GREEK COINS


The property of a European private collector
The ‘Dove’ Collection of Greek Coins

195 194 196

194
*Italy, Lucania, Metapontum, gold third stater, c. 334-330 BC, head of Hera right, wearing stephane and pendant earring, her hair
in curly locks falling to her shoulders, rev., ΜΕΤΑΠΟΝ, six-grained ear of barley with dove perched on leaf on the right, 2.65g (Johnson
p. 84, G1; SNG ANS 395; Dewing 377), minor marks but extremely fine and very rare £10,000-15,000

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 8 November 1992, lot 16.

195
*Italy, Lucania, Thurium, stater, attributed to Phrygillos, c. 400 BC, head of Athena right wearing crested helmet adorned with the
sea-monster Skylla; before, Φ, rev., ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ, bull butting to left, with Φ on rump ; below, a finch (Phrygillos) taking flight; in ex.,
tunny fish, 7.99g (SNG ANS 984; BMC 50; SNG Munich 1177), good very fine £1,500-2,000

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 25 June 1998, lot 14. While the bird below the bull could be a dove, it is generally thought of as a finch, which is
Phrygillos in Greek, and would have been used as a punning device on the name of the artist Phrygillos whose initial is found on both the obverse
and reverse of the coin.

196
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, stater, 420-400 BC, head of nymph Terina right, her hair bound with sphendone, rev., Nike, wearing chiton
and himation, seated left on square cippus, a dove alighting on her extended right hand, 7.94g (Holloway & Jenkins 63, this piece;
Regling 66-67; SNG ANS 841), toned, about extremely fine £4,000-6,000

197 198

197
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, stater, 420-400 BC, head of nymph Terina right, her hair bound with sphendone; on left, ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ, rev.,
Nike, wearing chiton and himation, seated left on square cippus, a dove alighting on her extended right hand; to right of cippus, Π,
7.38g (Holloway & Jenkins 64; Regling 68; SNG ANS 843), with surface marks, very fine £1,000-1,500

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 12 December 1991, lot 30.

198
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, stater, 420-400 BC, head of nymph Terina right, her hair bound with sphendone; on right, ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ, rev.,
Nike, wearing chiton and himation, seated left on square cippus, a dove alighting on her extended right hand, 7.36g (Holloway & Jenkins
62; Regling 64-65; SNG ANS 840; Kraay-Hirmer 277), very fine to extremely fine £3,000-4,000

Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt collection, Sotheby's New York, 21 June 1990, lot 218.
199 200 201

199
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, stater, 420-400 BC, head of nymph Terina left, her hair bound with sphendone and wearing necklace; on
left, ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ; behind head, Π, rev., Nike, wearing chiton and himation, seated left on square cippus, a dove alighting on her extend-
ed right hand in which she holds a wreath; to right of cippus, Π, 7.74g (Holloway & Jenkins 61; Regling 63; SNG Copenhagen 2010)
SNG ANS 853; Kraay-Hirmer 280), light marks and with slight obverse double striking, toned and about extremely fine £4,000-6,000

Ex Leu 71, Zurich, 24 October 1997, lot 44.

200
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, stater, 400-356 BC, head of nymph Terina right (after the style of Euainetos), her hair bound with sphen-
done, wearing triple-drop earring and necklace; on right, ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΟΝ, rev., Nike, wearing chiton and himation, seated left on square
cippus, a dove alighting on her extended right hand, 7.58g (Holloway & Jenkins 84; Regling 79; SNG ANS 853; Kraay-Hirmer 280), two
reverse scratches, very fine £1,000-1,500

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 8 November 1992, lot 26.

201
*Italy, Bruttium, Terina, drachm, c. 300 BC, head of nymph Terina left, wearing triple-drop earring and pearl necklace; on left, ΤΕΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ,
and behind head, triskeles, rev., Nike, wearing chiton and himation, seated left on square cippus, a dove alighting on her extended right
hand; in field left, star, 2.46g (Holloway & Jenkins 114; SNG Lockett 680, same reverse die), toned, extremely fine £1,000-1,500

Ex Leu 54, Zurich, 28 April 1992, lot 19, Ars Classica 15, Geneva, 2 July 1930, lot 262 and Hirsch 26 (Berlin Museum duplicates), Munich, 1910, lot 358.

202

202
*Sicily, Aitna, drachm, 476-470 BC, naked youth on horseback riding to right, rev., ΑΙΤΝ-ΑΙ-ΟΝ, Zeus Aitnaios, wearing himation, seat-
ed right on throne, holding thunderbolt and sceptre surmounted by an eagle or possibly a dove (also sacred to Zeus), his feet resting
on footstool, 4.18g (Boehringer, C., Hieron's Aitna und das Heroneion, JNG 18, 1968, pp. 67-98 and pl. 7, 2, this piece; Dobretsberger,
J., Mitteilung der Österreichischen Numismatischen Gesellschaft, 1961, 6, p. 49-50; Kraay, ACGC, p. 212; de Callataÿ, F. and H. Gitler,
‘The Coin of Coins,’ Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2004, p. 29 and footnote 17), with faint traces of overstriking in the reverse field, good
very fine, of historical importance and the only recorded example £40,000-50,000

Ex Auctiones 20, Basel, 8 November 1990, lot 117.

In 476/5 BC the tyrant Hieron of Syracuse moved his capital to Katana, expelling the indigenous population and renaming it Aitna because of its
close proximity to Mount Etna. The occupation lasted some 15 years until 460 BC when, after Hieron's death, the Katanians retook their city, in
turn expelling the former Syracusans who resettled at nearby Inessa. The present coin stems from Aitna's first coinage of 475-470 BC and,
together with a unique tetradachm (Antikenmuseum Basel 250), they are today the only recorded specimens of this coinage. Their obverses are copied
from Syracusan prototypes, the tetradrachm with its quadriga (although driven here by Athena) and the present drachm, with its naked youth
on horseback, which is virtually identical to Boehringer (Syracuse) obverse die V.29. However both display on their reverses a new type of the enthroned
Zeus Aitnaios, the patron god of Mount Etna, and of the two, the drachm is the better preserved in terms of revealing the entirety of the design. Both
show traces of overstriking suggesting a brief issue when old coins were re-struck rather than using new flans manufactured for the coining process.

Besides its great rarity, the importance of the present coin lies in the iconography of the enthroned Zeus for it must have acted as an inspiration
for the famous and unique tetradrachm of Aitna of circa 460 BC now in the Brussels cabinet (Collection Lucien de Hirsch 269; Boehringer pl. 15,
Z1; Jenkins 364; Kraay-Hirmer 33 etc.) by the so-called Aitna Master, who is also considered to have been the author of the Naxos tetradrachm
of the same date (Cahn 54; Kraay-Hirmer 6 etc.). It has been suggested that the reverses of the coins of Aitna may be evidence of the exis-
tence of a cult statue of Zeus erected on the summit of Mount Etna, now lost (see de Callataÿ and Gitler, op. cit., p. 20).
204 203 205

203
*Macedonia, Scione, tetrobol, c. 424 BC, young bare head of Protesilaus right, rev., ΣΚΙ-ΟΝ, dove standing right, 1.88g (SNG ANS
711; Peus 386, 124, same dies), about very fine and extremely rare £600-800

204
*Corinthia, Corinth, stater, c. 350 BC, Pegasus flying left, rev., head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, dove flying left
within wreath, 8.56g (Ravel 1029 var.), light reverse scratch, about extremely fine £400-600

Both this and the following stater are struck from the same reverse die which lacks the letter Γ as mentioned in Ravel's corpus for this variety.

205
*Corinthia, Corinth, stater, c. 350 BC, Pegasus flying left, rev., head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, dove flying left
within wreath, 8.56g (Ravel 1029 var.), good very fine £300-500

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 17 November 1994, lot 62 and John Ward collection (from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Sotheby's,
Zurich, 4 April 1973, lot 431.

206 207 208

206
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 431-400 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ, rev., dove flying left within
wreath, 11.97g (BMC 22; BCD 186), punch mark on obverse, good fine £200-300

207
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 431-400 BC, Chimaera walking left but without ground line; below, ΣΕ, rev., dove flying left within wreath;
beside dove's tail, small letter T, 12.08g (BMC 54-59 var.), graffiti below Chimaera, good very fine, a very rare variety £1,000-1,500

208
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 431-400 BC, Chimaera walking left without ground line; below, ΣΕ, rev., dove flying left within wreath,
12.02g (BCD 189), with surface marks, very fine £700-1,000

209 210

209
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, drachm, c. 431-400 BC, dove alighting left; in field, [Σ] - Ε, rev., dove flying left within wreath, 5.94g (BMC 26 ff;
BCD 174 ff), well-centred obverse in high relief, some light pitting in fields, about extremely fine £500-700

210
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 360-320 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ and above, wreath, rev., dove fly-
ing left within wreath; letter I below dove's head, 12.26g (BMC 56; BCD 219), extremely fine £1,500-2,000
211 212 213

211
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 360-320 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ and above, wreath, rev., dove fly-
ing left within wreath; letter I below dove's head, 12.26g (BMC 56; BCD 219), about extremely fine, large flan, struck from the same
reverse die as the previous lot £1,000-1,500

Ex Tradart auction, Geneva, 12 December 1991, lot 123.

212
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 360-320 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ and above, wreath, rev., dove fly-
ing left within wreath; letter I below dove's head, 12.23g (BMC 56; BCD 219), about extremely fine, toned £1,000-1,500

213
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, stater, c. 360-320 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ and above, wreath, rev., dove flying left
within wreath; letter N below dove's head, 12.24g (BMC 57; BCD 218), two old scratches before Chimaera, otherwise extremely fine and toned
£1,500-2,000

214 215 216

214
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, drachm, c. 360-320 BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΕ, rev., dove flying left within
wreath; letter I below dove's head, 5.82g (BMC 68; BCD 227-230), toned, about extremely fine £400-600

215
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, drachm, c. 360-320 BC, dove alighting left; in field, Σ - I, rev., dove flying left within wreath; above tail, E, 5.88g
(BMC 107-108; BCD 223-226), toned, very fine £500-700

216
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, drachm, c. 360-320 BC, dove alighting left; in field, Σ - I, rev., dove flying left within wreath; above tail, E, 5.65g
(BMC 107-108; BCD 223-226), about very fine £200-300

217 218 219

217
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, hemidrachm, late 4th century BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣI, rev., dove flying left;
in right field, Σ, 2.81g (BMC 119), almost extremely fine £200-250

218
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, hemidrachm, late 4th century BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣI, rev., dove flying left;
in right field, NO, 2.83g (BMC 118), almost extremely fine £200-250

219
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, hemidrachm, late 4th century BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣI, rev., dove flying left;
below dove's head, I, 2.83g (BMC 117), good very fine £100-150
220 221 222

220
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, hemidrachm, late 4th century BC, Chimaera walking left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣI, rev., dove flying left;
in right field, pellet, 2.82g (BMC 124), about very fine £70-100

221
*Sicyonia, Sicyon, obol, c. 340-320 BC, laureate head of Apollo right, rev., dove flying left; in right field, ΣI retrograde, 0.79g (BMC
167; BCD 262), very fine £200-300

222
*Crete, Praisos, stater, c. 350 BC, naked archer (Heracles?) kneeling right, shooting from bow, rev., dove alighting left, within linear
frame, 11.03g (Svoronos pl. 27, 9, same dies; BMC 3; Jameson 2134, this piece; Weber 4580, this piece), good fine and very rare
£1,000-1,500

Ex Walter Niggeler collection, Bank Leu and Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, 3 December 1965, lot 337. Formerly in the Jameson and Weber collections.

224 227

225 226

Other Properties

223
Ancient British, Regni, Commios, silver unit, head left, rev., horse, ‘E’ above, 1.30g (S. 69; ABC 1040), good very fine; Roman,
Theodosius I, siliqua, Trier mint, flan crack, good very fine; with minor coins in silver (5) and base metal (8), all recorded single finds
from the Chichester area (15) £180-220

224
*Sicily, Syracuse, tetradrachm, c. 410 BC, by Euainetos and Eukleides, fast quadriga right with broken wheel of chariot in exergue;
traces of Euainetos's signature on exergual line, rev., head of Arethusa left surrounded by dolphins; EV(kleides) below truncation, 17.06g
(Tudeer 36; SNG ANS 265, same dies), obverse die flaw, otherwise good very fine £1,500-2,000

‡225
*Zeugitana, Carthage, electrum stater, c. 300 BC, head of Tanit left with pellet before, rev., horse standing right with two pellets
below, 7.49g (Jenkins & Lewis 259ff.), edge marks from mount, minor scuffs, otherwise good very fine, toned £1,000-1,500

‡226
*Zeugitana, Carthage, electrum stater, c. 300 BC, head of Tanit left with pellet before, rev., horse standing right with cluster of three
pellets below, 6.97g (Jenkins & Lewis 280ff.), edge smoothed from mount, very fine £700-1,000

227
*Thrace, Thasos, stater, c. 480 BC, satyr kneeling right carrying nymph, rev., quadripartite incuse square, 8.61g (Svoronos pl. 10, 17),
very fine £600-800
228 229 230

228
*Macedon, Philip II (359-336 BC), tetradrachm, Amphipolis, c. 323-315 BC, laureate head of Zeus, rev., horseman right; below, lau-
rel branch, 14.27g (Le Rider pl. 46, 12), test-mark and scuff on reverse, about extremely fine £300-400

229
*Macedon, Alexander III (336-323 BC), gold stater, Salamis, Cyprus, head of Athena right, rev., Nike standing left, eagle at feet,
8.54g (Price 3129), scuff by nose of Athena, some other marks, otherwise about very fine £800-1,000

230
*Macedon, Alexander III , tetradrachm, Macedonian mint, head of Heracles, rev., Zeus seated left; cock in field to left, 16.69g (Price
79), about extremely fine £300-350

231 232

231
*Macedon, Alexander III, tetradrachm, Babylon, early posthumous, head of Heracles, rev., Zeus seated left; monogram in wreath in
field and H below throne, 16.95g (Price 3704), slight reverse scuff, extremely fine £300-350

232
*Macedon, Alexander III, tetradrachm, Babylon, early posthumous, head of Heracles, rev., Zeus seated left; monogram in wreath in
field and MI below throne, 17.06g (Price 3746), slight obverse scratch, extremely fine £300-350

233 235

233
*Attica, Athens, tetradrachm, c. 430 BC, helmeted head of Athena, rev., owl, 16.88g, about very fine, with square countermark in
reverse field £250-300

234
Attica, Athens, tetradrachms (2), c. 430 BC, similar type, 16.61g and 16.70g, mainly very fine, the second an Eastern imitation (2)
£600-700

235
*Attica, Athens, tetradrachm, Eastern imitation, late 5th century BC, head of Athena, rev., owl, 16.96g, good very fine £300-350

236
Attica, Athens, new style tetradrachm, 133-132 BC (Thompson 833ff), very fine; and Byzantine gold solidus of Justinian I, creased,
good fine (2) £300-350
Ex 237 240

242 243

‡237
*Black Sea area, Panticapaeum, AE 20mm (3), c. 325-300 BC, bearded head of Pan right, rev., forepart of griffin left (Anokhin 111;
SNG Stancomb 541), very fine to about extremely fine, with dark patinas (one piece illustrated) (3) £200-250

‡238
Black Sea area, Panticapaeum, AE 20mm (2), similar to previous lot; with other bronze issues of Panticapaeum (5, Anokhin 113,
125, 132, 165 and 322; cf. SNG Stancomb 545, 552, 557, 614), mainly very fine, some better (7) £250-300

‡239
Kings of Bosporus, Aspurgus (c. AD 10-39), AE 22mm, head right, rev., bare head of Caligula right (RPC 1904), entirely tooled,
very fine; AE sestertius probably of Sauromates I, curule chair, rev., HM (sic) in wreath (cf. Frovola pl. X, 26 ff var.); and late billon stater
of Thothorses, year 296 (AD 299/300), 8.34g (cf. Anokhin 739); with bronzes of Phanagoria (2, Anokhin 147, 227), Sinope (Anokhin 214)
and sestertius of Trebonianus Gallus, fine to very fine (7) £150-200

240
*Mysia, attributed to Cisthene, under the Persian satrap Orontes (4th cent. BC), diobol, helmeted head of Athena left, rev.,
forepart of winged boar left; around, ΟΡΟ[Ν]Τ[Α], 1.32g (cf. Troxell, Orontes, Satrap of Mysia, SNR 60, 1981, p. 30, 4, for tetrobol),
very fine, possibly unpublished, very rare £200-250

241

‡241
*Mysia, Cyzicus, electrum stater, c. 500-450 BC, protome of horse left with tunny fish behind, rev., quadripartite incuse square, 16.06g
(von Fritze -), good very fine, unpublished and apparently unique £7,000-10,000

This is a previously unrecorded type for a stater of Cyzicus although it is known as a hecte, a single example of which was published by Hurter
and Liewald, SNR 81, 2002, p. 33, 40.

242
*Caria, Mausolus (377-353 BC), drachm, laureate head of Apollo three-quarters right, rev., Zeus Labraundus; wreath in field, 2.98g
(BMC 14), very fine £150-200

243
*Caria, Achaemenid period, c. 350-334 BC, tetradrachm, Persian King kneeling right, drawing bow, rev., Persian satrap on horseback
right; behind, O; below, dolphin, 14.86g (Babelon, Perses.., 620, pl. 17, 14), flan flaw across obverse, very fine and rare £600-800
244 245 Ex 246

248 249 251

244
*Lydia, post Croesus, c. 540-500 BC, silver half stater, lion and bull heads confronting, rev., bipartite incuse, 4.83g (Carradice 3 and 9;
Rosen 663-665), slightly underweight, small obv. punch mark, good very fine £400-500

245
*Lydia, post Croesus, c. 540-520 BC, silver third stater, lion and bull heads confronting, rev., bipartite incuse, 3.41g (Carradice 4; Rosen
666), rough surface, very fine £200-250

246
*Lydia, siglos, c. 500-485 BC, king kneeling right drawing bow, rev., oblong incuse, 5.27g (Carradice I-IIIa), well centred, good fine
(illustrated); siglos, c. 485-420 BC, king with bow and transverse spear (Carradice IIIb); and siglos, c. 420-375 BC, king with bow and
dagger (Carradice IV, B), fine to very fine (3) £250-300

247
Pamphylia, Aspendus, stater, c. 400 BC, two wrestlers in combat, rev., slinger and triskeles, 10.97g (SNG von Aulock 4505), very fine;
Cilicia, Tarsus, Mazaeus, stater, 10.45g (SNG Levante 111), very fine but pitted; with drachms (3) of Alexander the Great, Alexander
I of Syria and Mithradates II of Parthia; and denarii (3) of Hadrian, Commodus and Caracalla, fine to very fine (8) £350-400

248
*Pamphylia, Side, tetradrachm, c. 200 BC, head of Athena right, rev., Nike left; pomegranate in field, 16.60g (BMC 25), some reverse
corrosion, good very fine and toned £400-500

249
*Syria, Seleucus I (312-280 BC), tetradrachm, Seleukia, laureate head of Zeus right, rev., Athena in quadriga of elephants right;
above, anchor and ∆Ι, 17.47g (cf. SC 130.1; ESM 29), small reverse punch mark, very fine £400-500

250
Syria, Antiochus III (223-187 BC), tetradrachms (2); with tetradrachm of Lysimachus of Thrace and broad flan posthumous
tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, fine to very fine (4) £400-450

251
*Phoenicia, Sidon, tetrashekel, c. 380 BC, galley on waves, rev., Persian King in chariot driven to left; King of Sidon, on foot, follows
behind, 27.95g (BMC 17-19; Betlyon, MN 21, 16), good fine £400-500

252
Arabia, Nabataea, drachms of Aretas IV with Huldu, Aretas IV with Shaqilat and Rabell II with Gamilat (3); and Nabataean bronzes
(8), fine, some better (13) £400-500

253
Arabia, Bostra, Trajan (98-117), drachm, bust right, rev., camel (SNG ANS 1158), very fine; together with denarii (9) of Nero,
Vespasian, Domitian (2), Trajan (2), A. Pius, S. Severus (rev., legionary eagle) and Geta, mainly fine to very fine (10) £400-500

254
Arabia, Sabaeans, drachm of Athenian type with Sabaean letter on obverse (S. 6112); Himyarites, drachm, head left, rev., bucrani-
um (S. 5710); Amdan Bayyin Yanaf, silver units (3, S. 5717); Amdan Bayyin, silver scyphate units (3, S. 5718), very fine to extremely
fine; Nabataea, Aretas III, Ae 20mm (S. 6109); Aretas IV, Ae 18mm (2, S. 5699), fine to very fine; Judaea, Agrippa I, Ae prutah, year
6 (S. 5567); First Revolt, Ae prutah (2, S. 5639), fine to very fine (14) £250-350
255 256 262

264 265

255
*Parthia, Arsaces II (211-191 BC), drachm, head left in bashlyk, rev., archer seated right; eagle in field, 4.27g (Sellwood 6.1; Shore
4), extremely fine £400-500

256
*Parthia, Mithradates I (171-138 BC), tetradrachm, bust right, rev., Heracles standing left; monogram below, 13.64g (Sellwood
13.2), very fine but with corroded surfaces £300-400

257
Parthia, Mithradates I, drachms (3, Sellwood 9.1, 10.1 and 11.1); Artabanus I (127-124 BC), drachms (2, Sellwood 20.1 and
20.4), second plugged, last lacquered, mainly very fine (5) £150-200

258
Parthia, Phraates III (70-57 BC), drachm (cf. Sellwood (Darius) 36; Shore 150 ff); Vonones I, drachm (Sellwood 60.5);
Parthamaspates, drachm (Sellwood 81.1), very fine to extremely fine (3) £250-300

259
Parthia, tetradrachms (5) of Orodes II, Phraates IV (3 different varieties) and Gotarzes II (Sellwood 47.1, 51.22, 52, 54 and 65),
mainly very fine (5) £400-500

260
Parthia, drachms of Orodes II (2), Phraates IV (3), Phraataces and Vologases VI (2) (Sellwood 47.9, 47.21, 52.10, 52.16 (2),
56.6, 88.19 (2)), mainly very fine, some better (8) £200-300

261
Parthia, tetradrachms (5) of Phraates IV, Vardanes I, Gotarzes II, Vologases I and Pacorus II (Sellwood 54, 64.17, 65.12, 68
and 73), mainly very fine (5) £500-600

262
*Parthia, Phraataces (c. 2 BC-AD 4), drachm, bust left between wreath-bearing Nikes, rev., bust of Queen Musa left, 3.40g
(Sellwood 58.9), very fine and rare £400-600

263
Parthia, Vologases IV (c. 147-191), tetradrachms (2), bust left; B behind, rev., Tyche and king, dated year 466 and 500 (cf. Sellwood
84.16 and 84.119), first good very fine, second about very fine; Vologases V, tetradrachm, year 509 (cf. Sellwood 87.16), small flan,
very fine (3) £200-250

264
*Parthia, Vologases V (c. AD 191-208), drachm, facing bust with pointed beard and hair in bunches, rev., archer seated right, 3.58g
(Sellwood 86.4; Shore 449), good very fine and toned, rare £300-400

265
*Elymais, Kamnaskires V, silver drachm, bust left with pointed beard, rev., bust left with short beard, 3.30g (cf. Alram 464), fine and
rare £150-200

266
Elymais, Kamnaskires VI, base tetradrachms (3), very fine; and later Elymaic small bronzes (11), fine, some better (14) £200-300
267 268

272 278

267
*Characene, Apodakos (c. 110-100 BC), tetradrachm, bust right, rev., Heracles seated left; unclear date, 15.84g (cf. Alram 496),
very fine and rare £400-600

268
*Characene, Apodakos, tetradrachm, similar type but dated year 209 of the Seleucid era (104/103 BC), 16.07g (cf. Alram 496), almost
very fine and rare £500-700

269
Characene, Attambelos I (c. 47-24 BC), tetradrachm, year 275 (38/7 BC), and others (2), unclear dates, fine to very fine;
Theonesios I, tetradrachm, date mostly off flan, reverse double struck, very fine (4) £400-500

270
Characene, Attambelos III (c. AD 53-72), base tetradrachm, year 365 (53/4), good very fine; another, fair; and tetradrachms of
Attambelos III or IV (4), fine (6) £150-200

271
Characene, base tetradrachms of Obadas, Meredates (dated year 454 = 142/3) and Maga; and another, uncertain ruler, fine to very
fine (4) £200-300

272
*Persis, Vahbarz/Oborzos (3rd cent. BC), drachm, head right in satrapal headdress, rev., fire altar flanked by king and standard,
4.26g (Alram 527), very fine, obverse weak but reverse unusually clear £300-500

273
Persis, unknown king (2nd cent. BC), drachm, king's head right with rosette before, rev., fire altar flanked by king and standard,
3.73g (Alram pl. 18, NB1); and drachm attributed to Darius I, 3.93g (Alram 554), both good very fine (2) £250-300

274
Persis, Darius II (1st cent. BC), drachm and hemidrachm (Alram 564 and 565); drachms of Artaxerxes II (cf. Alram 570) and
Namopat (Alram 603); diobols of unknown king II (cf. Alram 619), mainly very fine or better (6) £300-400

275
Persis, Darius II, drachm (Alram 564); drachms of Artaxerxes II (Alram 570 - overstruck on a Republic denarius with serrated edge),
Oxathres (Alram 582); hemidrachms of Namopat (2, Alram 601 and 604) and Manchithr III (cf. Alram 646 for drachm); and diobol
(1.22g) of unknown king (cf. Alram 621), mainly very fine (7) £400-500

276
Persis, Artaxerxes II (1st cent. BC), drachm, 3.82g (Alram 570), good very fine, reverse weak; drachms of Oxathres (Alram 579) and
Namopat (2, Alram 599) and diobol (1.25g) of Pakorus I (Alram 589), mainly good very fine, some with weaknesses (5) £400-500

277
Indo-Parthian, the Sacaraucae, Otannes (1st cent BC), drachms (3), with his countermark on a local drachm of his predecessor
Tanlismiadates and Lady Raggodeme (Mitch. 608), and on Parthian drachms of Orodes I and Phraates III (Mitch. 609 and 610), generally fine
(3) £300-400

278
*Sasanian, Ardashir I (224-240), drachm, Parthian style bust right, rev., fire altar, 3.68g (SNS IIa/3a; Göbl 6), very fine and rare
£250-300
280 284

287 288

279
Sasanian, Ardashir I, drachms (2, Göbl 10) and hemidrachm (Göbl 11), one drachm with fragmentary edge; Shapur II, drachms (3,
Göbl 23), one pierced; Varhran I, drachm (Göbl 45), mainly very fine (7) £300-400

280
*Sasanian, Ardashir I, AE 8 chalkoi, busts of king and prince face to face, rev., fire altar, 12.64g (SNS VIII/3a; Göbl 20), good fine
£150-200

281
Sasanian, a group of obols comprising Ardashir I with Parthian style bust (SNS IId/3a; Göbl -), Ardashir I with normal bust (Göbl
12), Shapur I (Göbl 25), Varhran I (Göbl 43) and Varhran II with busts of king and queen facing heir (Göbl 65), second and fourth
with edges chipped, fine to very fine (5) £500-600

282
Sasanian, obols of Ardashir I (2, Göbl 12), Shapur I (3, Göbl 25), Varhran II with busts of king and queen facing heir (2, Göbl 65);
and another of a later uncertain ruler, mainly fine, some better (8) £300-500

283
Sasanian, drachms of Ardashir I (Göbl 10), Shapur I (Göbl 23, edge chipped) and Hormazd II (Göbl 85), very fine (3) £250-300

284
*Sasanian, Varhran II (276-293), drachm, busts of king and queen facing heir, rev., fire altar and attendants, 4.07g (Göbl 68),
extremely fine £200-250

285
Sasanian, Narses (293-303), drachm, 3.73g (Göbl 76); Hormazd II (303-309), drachm, 3.15g (Göbl 85), very fine, slightly clipped
(2) £200-250

286
Sasanian, drachms of Shapur II (7), Shapur III (4) and Varhran IV (9), many very fine (20) £200-300

287
*Sasanian, Shapur III (383-388), gold dinar, Sind mint, crowned bust of king right with inscription before face, rev., fire altar and
attendants, 7.30g (cf. Paruck 265), about very fine/fine and rare £2,500-3,000

288
*Sasanian, Zamasp (497-499), drachm, bust of king facing heir, year 2 VH (Veh-Ardashir), 4.05g (Göbl 180; Mitch. ACW 1007),
extremely fine £150-200

289
Sasanian, drachms of Yazdegard I (18), Kavad I (2), Khusru I (10) and Hormazd IV (19), mainly very fine (49) £350-400

290
Sasanian, Khusru II (591-628), drachms (10), one with a Hephthalite countermark, mainly extremely fine (10) £200-250

291
Sasanian, Khusru II, drachms (23); Ardashir III, drachms (2), many of the coins of Khusru II with old black ink inscriptions, a few
corroded, mainly very fine (25) £250-350
292 293

294 295

296 297

292
*Sasanian, Queen Buran (629-631), drachm, year 1, WYHC, 3.36g (Malek and Curtis, NC 1998, 122, 15; Göbl I/1), slightly clipped,
very fine and rare £500-700

293
*Sasanian, Queen Buran, drachm, year 2, SK (Sijistan), 3.64g (Malek and Curtis, 121, 12), very fine £250-350

294
*Sasanian, Queen Buran, drachm, year 2, SK (Sijistan), with Hephthalite countermark, 2.88g (Malek and Curtis, 121, 12), slightly
clipped, good very fine £250-350

295
*Sasanian, Hormazd V (631-632), drachm, year 2, MI (Meshan), 3.71g (Göbl 230; Mitch. ACW 1245), extremely fine £300-400

296
*Kushano-Sasanian, Varhran Kushanshah (4th cent. AD), gold stater, king standing left, rev., Siva and bull, 7.80g (Göbl,
Dokumente, pl. 3, VIII, 1), extremely fine £700-1,000

297
*Alchon Huns, Khingila (c. 440-490), electrum stater, king standing left, rev., plain, 7.11g (Göbl, Dokumente, pl. 26, 85; Mitch.
1420), very fine £400-500

298
Hephthalites, drachms (4) in name of Shahi Mepame (cf. Mitch. ACW, 1442), Napki Malik (2, Mitch. 1491 and 1502) and Sri Sahi (Mitch.
1536), mainly very fine, the last better (4) £150-200

299
Turko-Hephthalites, drachms (3) in the name of Vasu Deva, with two countermarks (Mitch. ACW, 1561), Vasu Deva and Mardanshah
(Mitch. 1563) and Shahi Tigin (Mitch. 1566), very fine (3) £200-300
300 301

303 304

305 307

300
*Indo-Sasanian, electrum dinar, Sind, c. 5-6th cent., bust right, rev., fire altar, 6.80g, good fine £150-200

301
*Indo-Sasanian, electrum dinar, Sind, c. 5-6th cent., bust right, rev., fire altar, 6.93g, good fine £150-200

302
Bactria, Euthydemus I (c. 230-200 BC), tetradrachm, bust right, rev., seated Hercules, 15.82g (Bop. series 9; Mitch. 94), pitted,
tooled, about very fine; Euthydemus II (c. 190-185 BC), tetradrachm, bust right, rev., Hercules standing, 15.86g (Bop. series 1, 2-
3; Mitch. 113), pitted, fine (2) £250-300

303
*Bactria, Antimachus I Theos (c. 185-170 BC), tetradrachm, bust right wearing kausia, rev., Poseidon standing facing, holding tri-
dent and palm, 16.55g (Bop. series 1, 1-2; Mitch. 124f), some corrosion on obverse, otherwise extremely fine £800-1,000

304
*Bactria, Antimachus I Theos, tetradrachm, as previous type, 15.04g (Bop. series 1, 1-2; Mitch. 124f), corroded and with some tool-
ing, very fine £200-300

305
*Bactria, Eucratides (c. 170-145 BC), tetradrachm, helmeted head right, rev., the Dioscuri riding right, 16.09g (Bop. series 6, 29;
Mitch. 177ee), about very fine £200-250

306
Bactria, Eucratides, tetradrachm, similar to previous lot, 16.81g (Bop. series 6, 41-42; Mitch. 177e), about very fine £200-250

307
*Bactria, Heliokles I (c. 145-130 BC), tetradrachm, diademed bust right, rev., Zeus standing facing, 16.62g (Bop. series 1, 3; Mitch.
284t), good very fine £300-400
308 310

311 312

313 314 315

308
*Bactria, Menander (c. 155-130 BC), tetradrachm, diademed bust right, rev., Athena Alkidemos, 9.78g (Bop. series 12, 54-55; Mitch.
214c), good very fine £200-300

309
Bactria, Menander, drachms (5, Mitch. 215, 218 (2), 224, 225); Apollodotus I, square drachm (Mitch. 207); Philoxenus, square
drachm (Mitch 218d), some lacquered, very fine or better; Antialcidas, drachm (Mitch. 277); Apollodotus II, Ae obol (Mitch. 432)
and other coins in silver (1) and bronze (5), some fine (15) £250-300

310
*Bactria, Philoxenus (c. 100-95 BC), tetradrachm, diademed head right, rev., king on horseback right, 9.70g (Bop. series 3; Mitch.
338d), dark patina, very fine £350-450

311
*Bactria, Apollodotus II (c. 80-65 BC), tetradrachm, diademed bust right, rev., Athena Alkidemos, 9.62g (Bop. series 3; Mitch.
423b), cleaned, extremely fine £250-300

312
*Indo-Scythian, Azes (c. 58-12 BC), tetradrachm, Zeus standing left, rev., Nike standing right holding wreath with long fillets and
palm, 9.65g (Mitch. 737), extremely fine £300-400

313
*India, Kushan, Kanishka I (c. 127-152), gold stater, king standing left, rev., goddess Nanashao standing right, 7.83g (Göbl 60;
Mitch. 3062), good fine £200-250

314
*India, Kushan, Huvishka (c. 152-192), gold stater, bust of king left on clouds, rev., four-armed Siva, 8.02g (Göbl 155; Mitch. 3199),
very fine £300-400

315
*India, Kushan, Huvishka, gold stater, bust of king left on clouds, rev., Pharro, god of good fortune, standing left holding torque (?)
in extended right hand, 7.89g (cf. Göbl 206 var.), good very fine and rare £600-800
316 317

323

316
*India, Kushan, Vasu Deva II (c. 260-300), gold stater, king standing left before altar, rev., Siva and bull, 8.04g (Göbl 528), good
very fine £200-300

317
*India, Kushan, Kanishka II (3rd cent.), gold stater, king standing left before altar, rev., Siva and bull, 7.81g (Göbl 634), about
extremely fine £250-350

318
India, late Kushan, Kidara (4th cent.), gold stater, king left, rev., seated goddess Ardoksho, 7.81g (Göbl 615), edge flaw, good very
fine £150-200

319
India, Kidarite, base gold staters (6), various types, very fine (6) £200-300

320
India, miscellaneous ancient and medieval coins in silver (27) and base metal (28), including Kota Kula, Indo-Sasanian, Ghadaiya coins,
Rajas of Kashmir, Kangra, Shahis of Kabul, fine to good very fine (55) £150-200

321
Southern India and Ceylon, gold padma tankas (2), probably of the Kadambas, gold fanams (10) of various dynasties, including some
possibly modern imitations, silver drachms (2) of Gautamiputra Sri Satakarni, Ceylon base gold (2), other copper, potin or lead coins of
Ceylon, the Satakarnis, Vijayanagar (19), fine to very fine (35) £300-400

322
Egypt, Ptolemy II (285-246 BC), tetradrachms (3) of Sidon (2, one scratched on obv.) and Tyre; Cleopatra VII (51-30 BC) Ae
26mm, bust right, rev., eagle, corroded, with reasonably clear portrait; together with diobol of Miletus and eastern imitation of an
Athenian fraction, 0.97g, fine to about very fine (6) £500-600

323
*Egypt, Ptolemy VI (180-145 BC), didrachm, Cypriote mint, dated year 116 = 147/6 BC, 6.72g (Svoronos 1226; Lorber, Num. Chron.
2007, pp. 105ff), good very fine £200-250

324
Egypt, Ptolemy VI, didrachms (2), similar, Cypriote mint, dated year 115 = 148/7 BC and year 116 = 147/6 BC (Svoronos 1224 and
1226), mainly good very fine (2) £400-450

325
Miscellaneous, ancient coins in silver (15) and bronze (3) comprising Seleucid tetradrachm of Philip, drachms of Seleucus I and
Demetrius I, Syrian tetradrachms of Elagabalus, Gordian III (2), Philip I (2), Parthian drachms (2) and Roman silver (5); bronzes com-
prising Philip II AE 30mm of Bostra (Spijkerman 60), sestertius of Marcus Aurelius and 6 nummi of Heraclius (S. 862), mainly fine to very
fine (18) £600-800
Ex 331 Ex 333 Ex 334

ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS

THE NORTH SUFFOLK HOARD OF ROMAN DENARII

This hoard of 206 Roman silver coins was discovered by metal detector users John Halles and Norman Howard in April and May 2009. The coins
appear to have been concealed in a small pit in the ground with no evidence of a container present. The earliest coins date to the 2nd centu-
ry BC and the latest to the reign of Domitian, around AD 82-83. Of special interest are denarii of the Imperatorial period including issues of
Pompey, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony as well as Imperial denarii of Augustus, Caligula, Claudius, Nero and the emperors of the Civil War of
AD 68-69, Galba, Otho and Vitellius.

Nine coins have been purchased by the British Museum and the remainder are offered here. A synopsis of the hoard has been published in the
2010 edition of The Numismatic Chronicle, p. 409, no. 8. The coins are mainly offered in the condition in which they were discovered although
some of the better preserved examples have been lightly cleaned to remove encrustation. All coins are identified in paper envelopes.

326
Roman Republic, denarii (48), various types from 179/170 to 42 BC (cf. Cr. 159/163, 199, 214 (2), 222, 249, 252, 277, 281 (2), 284,
298, 302, 308, 316, 319, 324, 335, 337, 350A (2), 353, 354, 361, 367, 374, 378, 383 (2), 393, 394, 413 (3), 414, 415 (3), 432, 442,
449, 450, 463 (3), 453, 459, 494); and a drachm of Juba I of Numidia (Mazard 84), mainly fair, a few better (49) £350-450

327
Pompey the Great, denarius, 49-48 BC, head of Numa Pompilius, rev., prow (Cr. 446/1); and posthumous denarii (4), 46-45 BC, hel-
meted head of Pompey, rev., Hispania presenting palm to Pompeian soldier (Cr. 469/1a, 1d and 1e (2)), some with punch marks, fair to
good fine (4) £300-400

328
Julius Caesar, denarii (6), elephant, rev., sacrificial implements (2, Cr. 443/1), head of Venus, rev., Aeneas and Anchises (Cr. 458/1),
head of Ceres, rev., sacrificial implements (Cr. 467/1), head of Venus, rev., trophy of Gallic arms (Cr. 468/1) and posthumous portrait of
Julius Caesar, rev., Venus (Cr. 480/17), some with punch marks, mainly fair (6) £250-350

329
Mark Antony, denarii (5), head right, rev., trophy (Cr. 536/4), head of Jupiter Ammon, rev., Victory (2, Cr. 546/2a and 2b), head of
Antony, rev., head of Octavian (2, Cr. 517/2); Domitius Calvinus (in Spain), denarius, male head, rev., sacrificial implements (Cr.
532/1); Octavian, denarius, head right, rev., sacrificial implements (Cr. 538/1), mainly fair to fine (7) £350-450

330
Mark Antony, legionary denarii (25), of Leg III (a large fragment), IIII (2), IV (2), X, XIII, XV, XVI, XIX (possibly plated) and XX; togeth-
er with others of uncertain legions (14, one broken in two), poor to about fine (25) £250-300

331
*Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), denarii (6), Spanish mints (RIC 33b, 51 (2), 77a, 86b, 105a), fair to fine, first coin illustrated (6) £300-400

332
Augustus, denarii (8), Lugdunum, rev., Caius and Lucius Caesars (RIC 207 (6), 210, 212), fair to fine, one scratched (8) £250-300

333
*Augustus, denarii (5), Rome (RIC 270, 314, 412, 472, 547a), fair to good fine, last with encrustation on reverse, second coin illus-
trated (5) £300-400

334
*Tiberius (14-37), denarii (4), rev., PONTIF MAXIM, Livia as Pax seated right (RIC 30), patchy toning, fine to about very fine, one illus-
trated (4) £400-500

335
Tiberius, denarii (7), similar (RIC 26 (2), 28 (2), 30 (3)), three pitted, some fine (7) £250-300

336
Tiberius, denarii (7), similar (RIC 30), one test marked, one underweight (2.28g) and possibly plated, another pitted, some fine (7)
£250-300
337 340 342

343 346

337
*Caligula (37-41), denarius, Lugdunum, 37, bare head of Caligula right, rev., bust of Agrippina Senior right, 3.72g (RIC 8; BMC 8;
Giard 12), somewhat off-centre, about very fine and rare (lightly cleaned) £800-1,000

338
Claudius (41-54), denarius, rev., Pax-Nemesis (RIC 10ff.), encrusted, good fine; and denarius in the name of Nero as Caesar (50-54),
young head left, rev., sacrificial implements (RIC 77), lightly scratched, good fine (2) £150-200

339
Nero (54-68), denarii (5), rev., Virtus, emperor, Concordia and Salus (2) (RIC 26ff, 47, 49, 67), one of the last a large fragment, gen-
erally good fine or slightly better (5) £300-350

340
*Civil Wars (68-69), attributed to the revolt of Vindex in Gaul, 68, anonymous denarius, Vienne, [MARS] VLTOR, helmeted bust of
Mars right, rev., SIGNA P-R, legionary eagle and altar between standards, 3.47g (RIC 51; BMC 40; C 406), some light scratches, very fine
and rare £600-800

341
Galba (3 April 68-15 January 69), denarius, rev., S P Q R OB C S within oak wreath, 3.30g (RIC 167), good fine £100-120

342
*Otho (15 January-17 April 69), denarius, head right wearing wig, rev., SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing left, 3.37g (RIC 8; BMC 18),
light scratch before portrait, minor marks, about extremely fine (lightly cleaned) £600-800

343
*Vitellius (2 January-20 December 69), denarius, laureate head right, rev., Concordia seated left, 3.16g (RIC 73; BMC 7), flan lam-
ination below Concordia, minor marks, about extremely fine (lightly cleaned) £250-300

344
Vitellius, denarii (2), rev., LIB[ERTAS] RESTITVTA, Libertas standing, 3.00g (RIC 81; BMC 13), light marks, punch mark in reverse field, good
very fine; and rev., dolphin on tripod (RIC 86; BMC 17), light scratches, very fine (2) £300-400

345
Vitellius, denarii (5), rev., dolphin on tripod (2, RIC 86 and 109), Concordia (2, RIC 90) and Libertas (RIC 105), mainly fine or good
fine (5) £350-400

346
*Vespasian (69-79), denarius, uncertain mint, c. 69-71, laureate head right, rev., PACIS EVENT, Bonus Eventus standing left, 3.44g (RIC
1374; BMC 421; Sp. 2263), about very fine and very rare £150-200

An early issue of Vespasian with a reverse borrowed from one of Galba's Spanish issues of the Civil War (as RIC 4-6).

347
Vespasian, denarius, 70, rev., Pax seated left (RIC 29); and denarius, 76, of Titus as Caesar, rev., Jupiter standing facing (RIC 874),
about extremely fine (lightly cleaned) (2) £200-300

348
Vespasian, denarii (18), 70-71, rev., Judaea (reverse encrusted), Fortuna (4, one a fragment), Aequitas, Mars (a fragment), Pax stand-
ing (2), Pax seated (6, one broken in two), Mars (cracked), sacrificial implements and Vesta (RIC 2, 19 (4), 21, 23, 27 (2), 29 (6), 39,
43, 46), mainly fine to about very fine (18) £250-300
350

351 352

349
Vespasian, denarii (5), 72-73, rev., sacrificial implements (2), Vesta seated, Vesta standing, Victory (RIC 356 (2), 359, 360, 362);
denarii (3), 73, rev., Salus, S P Q R in wreath, emperor seated (RIC 513, 514, 545/6, the latter a fragment); denarius, 74, rev., emperor
(RIC 702, a fragment); denarii (4), 75, rev., Pax (3), Victory (RIC 772 (3), 776); denarius, 76, rev., Jupiter (RIC 849); denarii (4), 77-
78, rev., Mars (2, one a fragment), Mars and corn ear, sow (RIC 937 (2), 939, 982); Domitian, as Caesar, denarii (5), 76-78, rev.,
Pegasus (2), Wolf and Twins (2) and emperor on horseback (RIC 921 (2), 961 (2), 957), the last two fragments; Titus, as Caesar,
denarius, 77-78, rev., Mars (RIC Vespasian 948), edge fragmentary; Titus (79-81), denarius, 80, rev., elephant ((RIC 115); Domitian
as Caesar (under Titus), denarius, 80-81, rev., helmet on altar (RIC 271); Domitian (81-96), denarius, 82-83, rev., Salus seated
(RIC 145), mainly fine, some better, with miscellaneous associated fragments (4) (31) £350-400

Other Properties

350
*Roman Republic, Aes Grave coinage, as, c. 225-217 BC, head of Janus with mark of value below, rev., prow right with mark of value
above, 296g (Crawford 35/1; Sp. 570), small file mark at top, otherwise very fine with green/brown patina £1,000-1,500

Purchased undescribed at a general auction in Hertfordshire, December 1982 (offered with photocopy of a contemporary newspaper article
describing the find and including a photograph of this piece).

351
*Julius Caesar, denarius, head of Venus, rev., Aeneas and Anchises, 3.75g (Cr. 458/1), very fine £250-300

352
*Caligula (37-41), denarius, Lugdunum, 37/8, laureate head of Caligula right, rev., bare head of his father Germanicus right, 3.05g
(RIC 18; BMC 19), some old knocks, otherwise very fine and rare £1,000-1,250

Found at Stillington, N. Yorks, in October 2010 (PAS no. LANCUM D97B93). Possibly the most northerly find-spot recorded for a denarius of
Caligula.
353 354 355

362 363

353
*Titus (79-81), aureus, as Caesar, 74, T CAESAR IMP VESP, laureate head right, rev., PONTIF TR POT, statue of Fortuna on garlanded base,
holding rudder and cornucopia, 7.32g (RIC 177a; BMC 153; cf. UBS 64, 2006, 176, same dies), from a somewhat worn obverse die,
about extremely fine £2,000-2,500

354
*Lucius Verus (161-169), aureus, 166, L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev., VICT AVG TR P VI COS II, Victory
flying left holding open diadem, 7.24g (RIC 551; BMC 424; C. 337; S. 5344), minor scratch in reverse field, almost extremely fine
£2,500-3,000

355
*Gordian III (238-244), aureus, 241-3, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev., VIRTVTI AVGVSTI,
Hercules standing right, leaning on club, 4.77g (RIC 108; C. 401), light traces of mounting, edge slightly smoothed, about extremely fine
£2,500-3,000

356
Denarii (8), of Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla and Plautilla; and Republican denarius of
Aemilia 8 (Cr. 422/1b), very fine to extremely fine (8) £250-300

357
Denarii (5), of Macrinus, Elagabalus, Severus Alexander, Julia Mamaea and Maximinus I, mainly very fine or better (5) £200-300

358
Denarii (9), various types; and Seleucid drachm of barbarous style, fair or better (10) £150-200

359
Denarii (46), 1st to 3rd centuries; with antoniniani (2) and Greek drachms (2), fair to fine, a few better (50) £400-600

360
Antoniniani (11), of Julia Domna, Elagabalus, Gordian III, Philip I, Philip II, Trajan Decius, Herennia Etruscilla, Trebonianus Gallus,
Volusian, Valerian II and Postumus; with siliquae of Gratian and Honorius; and Alexandrian billon tetradrachms of Aurelian, Tacitus and
Diocletian, many very fine, some better (16) £350-450

361
Miscellaneous ancient coins, comprising silver (11) including Alexander drachm and denarius of Crispina, Roman AE (5), including
follis of Severus II, Greek Ae (92), mainly Macedonian, Greek Imperial (30), Byzantine folles of Justinian I (2), later silver coins (12) and
modern British (10), some fine (162) £250-300

362
*Leo II (473-474), solidus, DN LEO ET ZENO PP AVG, facing bust, helmeted, with spear, rev., SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Leo II and his father Zeno
enthroned facing; officina Γ, 4.48g (RIC 803; Depeyrot p. 259, 98; Hahn 1c), about extremely fine and rare £800-1,200

363
*Zeno with Leo Caesar (c. 476-477), tremissis, D N ZENO ET LI-EONOV CAES, diademed bust right, rev., VICTOBIA (sic) AVGVSTORVM, Victory
advancing, head to left; in ex., CONOB, 1.20g (RIC 907 and footnote; Depeyrot p. 261, 107, 2; Hahn 13), creased and with some reverse
graffiti, good fine and very rare (see enlargement above) £500-700
364 365 366

367 368 369

370 371 372 373

BYZANTINE COINS
364
*Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine (613-638), solidus, facing busts, rev., cross potent on steps; officina E, 4.50g (DO 13; S.
738), partly weak, about extremely fine £250-300

365
*Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, solidus, facing busts, rev., cross potent on steps; officina Θ, 4.45g (DO 13; S. 738), about
extremely fine £250-300

366
*Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (638-641), solidus, three standing figures, rev., cross potent on steps
flanked by Heraclius monogram and I; officina S and with + following CONOB, 4.39g (DO 37; S. 762), light rev. graffiti, about extremely
fine £250-300

367
*Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, solidus, similar, cross flanked by Heraclius monogram and IB monogram;
officina Γ, 4.46g (DO 41; S. 767), graffiti in form of A on rev., good very fine £250-300

368
*Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, solidus, similar, cross flanked by Heraclius monogram and IB monogram;
officina S, 4.37g (DO 41; S. 767), some double striking and rev. graffiti, good very fine £250-300

369
*Constans II (641-668), solidus, facing bust with short beard, rev., cross potent on steps; officina E; in right field, S, 4.45g (DO 7;
S. 944), slight marks, good very fine £250-300

370
*Constans II, solidus, facing bust with long beard, rev., cross potent on steps; officina S, 4.36g (DO 19; S. 956), good very fine
£250-300

371
*Constans II, solidus, similar; officina Z retrograde, 4.41g (DO 19; S. 956), good very fine £250-300

372
*Constans II and Constantine IV (654-659), solidus, two facing busts, rev., cross potent on steps; officina Θ, 4.38g (DO 25; S.
959), good very fine £250-300

373
*Constans II and Constantine IV, solidus, similar; officina ∆; below, CONOBI, 4.41g (DO 26; S. 960), good very fine £250-300
374 375

376 377

378 379

374
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Phocas (S. 618), Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (2, S. 738, 739) and Heraclius with Heraclius
Constantine and Heraclonas (2, S. 758, 764), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

375
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Phocas (S. 620), Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (2, S. 738, 751) and Heraclius with Heraclius
Constantine and Heraclonas (2, S. 767, 769), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

376
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (2, S. 738, 751) and Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas
(3, S. 759,764, 769), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

377
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (S. 738), Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (2, S.
764, 769), and Constans II (2, S. 939, 956), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

378
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (S. 739), Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (2, S.
764, 769) and Constans II (2, S. 949, 956), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

379
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (3, S. 759, 763, 769) and Constans II with Constantine
IV (2, S. 959), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200
380 381

382 383

384

380
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (2, S. 764, 767), Constans II (2, S. 955, 956) and
Constans II with Constantine IV (S. 959), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

381
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (3, S. 764, 767, 769), Constans II (S. 956) and Constans
II with Constantine IV (S. 959), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

382
*Byzantine solidi (5), of Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas (4, S. 763, 764, 767, 769), and Constans II with
Constantine IV (S. 959), mainly very fine (5) £1,000-1,200

383
*Byzantine solidi (3), of Constans II, with young and older portraits (S. 955, 956) and Constans II with Constantine IV (S. 959), main-
ly very fine (3) £600-700

384
*Byzantine, bronze uncia weight, incised with crude facing bust of an emperor surrounded by three crosses, 26.01g, very fine
£200-300

END OF SECOND SESSION


SESSION THREE

Starting at 2.30pm

ISLAMIC COINS

386 387

391 393

ARAB-SASANIAN COINAGE

385
Anonymous, drachm, Yazdgerd III type, SK (Sijistan) 20ye, 2.73g; Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 54h, 3.13g, about
very fine and good very fine (2) £100-120

386
*`Abdallah b. `Amir, drachm, BN (unidentified mint) 42h, 3.48g, some peripheral corrosion, otherwise very fine and extremely rare,
believed to be an unrecorded date for this mint £200-250

387
*Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan, drachm, MY (Maysan) 53h, 3.35g (Qatar I, 52), with countermark in first obverse marginal quadrant, good very
fine and rare £150-200

388
Ziyad b. Abi Sufyan, drachms (3), BYŠ 54h, DA 43YE, DAP 43YE, 3.12, 3.97, 4.07g (SICA I, 150, 239, 267), very fine to good very
fine (3) £150-200

389
`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachms (6), BCRA (Basra) 57h, 59h, 60h, 61h, 62h, 63h, 4.07, 4.14, 3.90, 3.99, 3.50, 3.78g (SICA I, 52, 57ff,
59ff, 77ff, 87ff, 95), good very fine to extremely fine (6) £250-300

390
`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachms (8), DA (Darabjird) 50, 51YE; SK (Sijistan) 56h; BCRA (Basra) 59h, 60h, 61h, 62h, 63h (SICA I, 252,
254ff, 365, 58, 59ff, 77ff, 87ff, 95), mainly very fine or better, in envelopes with identifications (8) £350-400

391
*`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachm, GD (Jayy) 63h, 4.11g (SICA I, 298), toned, almost extremely fine and scarce £150-200

392
`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachms (7), KRMAN (Kirman) 58h; NY (Nihawand) 57h; SK (Sijistan) 56h; BCRA (Basra) 59h, 60h, 61h, 62h
(SICA I, 308, - [Walker p.66, ETN. 13], 365, 58, 66ff, 77ff, 87ff), first clipped, second hoard-stained and with some corrosion, general-
ly fine to very fine (7) £300-400

393
*`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachm, KRMAN-BN (uncertain location in Kirman) 63h, 3.89g, light scratches and some dark staining, other-
wise good very fine and rare, apparently unpublished £200-300
394 396

398 402

394
*`Ubaydallah b. Ziyad, drachm, SYWN (or ZRGWN) 60h, 3.99g (SCC 74), extremely fine, rare £200-300

395
`Abdallah b. Khazim, drachms (2), both MRW (Marw), dated 66h, 4.03g (SICA I, 335), almost extremely fine, and date unclear (pos-
sibly 63h), 2.82g (cf Walker p.90, 167), chipped, flan buckled, fine (2) £150-200

First ex CNG auction 58, lot 839.

396
*Salm b. Ziyad, drachm, MRW-RWT (Marw al-Rudh) 70h, 3.34g (Walker 148-149), Hephthalite countermark in obverse margin, good
very fine and rare £300-400

397
Talha b. `Abdallah, drachm, SK (Sijistan) 64h, 4.03g (SCC 86), about extremely fine and rare £300-400

398
*Talha b. `Abdallah, drachm, SK (Sijistan) 65h, 3.52g, edge chipped, two countermarks in obverse margin, otherwise very fine and
extremely rare, believed to be an unpublished date for this governor £500-700

399
`Abdallah b. al-Zubayr, drachms (3), DA (Darabjird) 56YE, 59YE, and DA+RA 60YE, 3.97, 4.04, 4.14g (SICA I, 257 var., 260, - [Walker
p.35, 47]), about extremely fine (3) £200-250

Ex CNG auction 45, lot 728, and auction 47, lots 719 and 721 respectively.

400
`Abdallah b. al-Zubayr, drachms (4), DA+P (Fasa) 54YE, DAP 56YE, DA (Darabjird) 59YE, DA+P 60YE, 3.90, 3.37, 4.09, 3.92g (SICA
I, 270 var.; 271, 259, - [SCC 75]), very fine to extremely fine (4) £200-250

401
`Abdallah b. al-Zubayr, drachms (3), KRMAN-NAR (Narmashir) 67h (with lillah countermark); TART (Tawwaj) 67h; YZ (Yazd) 69h,
3.67, 3.25, 2.61g (SICA I, - , 388, 486), last clipped, fine to very fine, all scarce (3) £150-200

402
*`Abdallah b. al-Zubayr, drachm, ‘YZB’ (probably a variant of YZ for Yazd) 63h, with symbol in third quadrant, 3.87g (cf SICA I, 486ff),
minor surface deposit, otherwise good very fine £250-300

403
`Umar b. `Ubaydallah, drachms (5), ART (Ardashir Khurra) 68h, 70h; BYŠ (Bishapur) 67h, 68h, 70h, 3.80, 4.03, 3.74, 3.91, 3.84g
(SICA I, 19, 25, 156, 159, 174), second ex-mount, generally very fine to good very fine (5) £250-300

404
al-Muhallab b. Abi Sufra, drachms (4), ART (Ardashir Khurra) 76h, 3.79g (SICA I, 35), pierced, very fine; BYŠ (Bishapur) 75h, 3.84g
(SICA I, 199ff), good very fine; DA (Darabjird) 76h, 4.10g (SICA I, 262ff), deposit on reverse, almost very fine; ST (Istakhr) 76h, 3.63g
(SCC 165), fine and rare (4) £200-300
405 406

407 408

409 410

405
*Muqatil b. Misma`, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 73h, 3.91g (SICA I, 190), fine scratches and minor staining in margins, otherwise good
very fine £200-250

406
*`Abd al-Aziz b. `Abdallah, drachm, TART (Tawwaj) 74h, 3.66g (SICA I, 390), some horn silver in margins, very fine £200-250

407
*al-Qatari b. al-Fuja`a, drachm, ART (Ardashir Khurra) 75h, 3.58g (Walker p.112, N.2; SICA I, 32), reverse with patch of hoard-staining and
slightly double-struck, otherwise good very fine and rare £1,000-1,200

408
*al-Qatari b. al-Fuja`a, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 75h, 3.73g (Walker 219; SICA I, 193-198), cleaned, very fine £600-800

409
*al-Qatari b. al-Fuja`a, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 75h, similar to the last, 2.56g, clipped, cleaned, otherwise very fine £300-400

410
*al-Qatari b. al-Fuja`a, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 75h, similar to the last, 2.87g, clipped, cleaned, some deposit, otherwise very fine
£300-400

411
*Later Khusraw II type, drachm, Dimashq 74h, standard bust of Khusraw II with his name in Pahlawi before, in outer margin in
Arabic: bismillah | la ilaha illa Allah wa- | hdahu Muhammad | rasul Allah, rev., fire-altar with attendants, to right: Dimashq (in Arabic);
to left: arbat wa saba`in, 3.73g (cf Walker p.23, DD.1; cf ANS 1971.316.35), some deposit in centre of reverse, otherwise almost
extremely fine and extremely rare (see also back cover illustration) £15,000-20,000

Apparently an unpublished variety of this important transitional issue, with a different spacing of the legends in the obverse margin and the unit
of the date written arb`at with a final ta marbuta.
412 414

415 416

417 418

412
*al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf, drachm, BYŠ (Bishapur) 77h, with legends arranged radially in obverse margin and pellets to left and right of
crown, 3.51g (SICA I, 216), good fine £500-700

413
al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf, drachms (3), BYŠ (Bishapur) 79h, 80h, 81h, 3.43, 4.03, 3.89g (SICA I, 222ff, SICA I, 226ff, Walker p.120, Th.17),
first pierced, last plugged, fine to very fine, in envelopes with identifications (3) £150-200

414
*al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf, drachm, TART (Tawwaj) 77h, 3.95g (cf SICA I, 393 [78h]), traces of mounting, otherwise almost very fine and
rare £400-600

415
*al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf, drachm, YZ (Yazd) 81h, 3.72g (cf SICA I, 493 but apparently lacking the Pahlawi name MNSWR in third obverse
marginal quadrant), about fine, rare £400-500

416
*`Amr b. Laqit, drachm, GRM-KRMAN (uncertain location in Kirman) 83h, with `Amr Allah in third obverse marginal quadrant, 4.11g
(SCC 188), good very fine and very rare £500-700

417
*Eastern Sistan Series, Khalid, drachm, blundered mint and date, governor’s name in first quadrant of obverse margin, 3.78g (Album
84), extremely fine and very rare thus £200-300

418
*Eastern Sistan Series, Ishaq, drachm, similar type to the last, 3.79g (SCC 219), weakly struck but almost extremely fine for issue
and rare thus £150-200

419
Arab-Sasanian fulus (8), various types, fair to fine (8) £150-200
420 421 422

424 425 426

427 428 429

430 431

POST-REFORM UMAYYAD COINAGE

420
*Dinar, 78h, 4.28g (Walker 187), very light graffiti on reverse, otherwise extremely fine £400-500

421
*Dinar, 78h, 4.25g (Walker 187), very fine £250-300

422
*Dinar, 79h, 4.23g (Walker 189), about extremely fine £250-300

423
Dinars (2), 80h, 4.15g, fine and 92h, 4.23g, ex-mount and with punch-mark in reverse field, otherwise very fine (2) £300-400

424
*Dinar, 80h, rev., points below a of ahad and m of samad, 4.29g (Walker 190), light graffiti, good very fine £200-250

425
*Dinar, 82h, 4.23g (Walker 192), minor scrapes and die-rust, very fine or better £200-250

426
*Dinar, 84h, two points in lower reverse field, 4.31g (Walker 194), trifling marks on reverse and light deposit, extremely fine £250-300

427
*Dinar, 85h, point over kh of khams in date, 4.26g (Walker 195), light graffiti, edge shaved, otherwise good very fine and rare
£300-400

428
*Dinar, 86h, point over d of duriba, 4.26g (Walker 197), small area of tooling in obverse field, extremely fine £250-300

429
*Dinar, 87h, points over d of duriba and b of sab`a in date, 4.26g (Walker 198), almost extremely fine £250-300

430
*Dinar, 88h, two points below i of dinar, 4.26g (Walker 199), about extremely fine £250-300

431
*Dinar, 89h, two points below i of dinar, 4.28g (Walker 200), minor graffiti on reverse, almost extremely fine £250-300
432 433 434

435 436 437

438 439 440

441 442 443

432
*Dinar, 90h, point below b of duriba, 4.24g (Walker 201), extremely fine £250-300

433
*Dinar, 91h, points below s of bismillah and b of duriba, 4.25g (Kazan 15), good very fine £200-250

434
*Dinar, 92h, point below b of duriba, 4.24g (Walker 204), extremely fine £250-300

435
*Dinar, 93h, point below b of duriba, 4.30g (Walker 205), extremely fine, some lustre remaining on reverse £250-300

436
*Dinar, 94h, 4.26g (Walker 207), good extremely fine and lustrous £300-350

437
*Dinar, 95h, 4.23g (Walker 209), extremely fine £250-300

438
*Dinar, 96h, 4.23g (Walker 210), about extremely fine £250-300

439
*Dinar, 97h, 4.26g (Walker 212), about extremely fine £250-300

440
*Dinar, 98h, point below b of duriba, 4.24g (Walker 213), about extremely fine £250-300

441
*Dinar, 100h, 4.23g (Walker 216), extremely fine £250-300

442
*Dinar, 105h, 3.96g (Walker 224), edge smoothed, about very fine, scarce £200-250

443
*Dinar, 109h, 4.25g (Walker 229), some double-striking on reverse, almost extremely fine £250-300
444 445 446

447 448 449

450 451

452 453

444
*Dinar, 110h, point below w of wahdahu, 4.21g (Walker 230), very faint marks on edge, good very fine £200-250

445
*Dinar, 111h, 4.25g (Kazan 38), extremely fine £250-300

446
*Dinar, 112h, 4.25g (Walker 232), about extremely fine £250-300

447
*Dinar, 113h, 4.21g (Walker 233), light file-marks on edge, otherwise extremely fine £200-250

448
*Dinar, 114h, 4.25g (Walker 234), very fine £180-220

449
*Dinar, 117h, 4.25g (Walker 237), good very fine £200-250

450
*Dinar, 122h, 4.26g (Walker 242), toned, almost extremely fine £250-300

451
*Dinar, 131h, 4.23g (Walker 251), good very fine £200-300

452
*Third-dinar, 99h, 1.41g (Walker 215), good very fine £300-400

453
*Third-dinar, 100h, 1.30g (Walker 217), graffiti on obverse, very fine or better £200-300
454 455 456

457 458 459

460 461

454
*Dirham, Abrashahr 80h, 1.15g (Klat 3, citing a single example in a private collection), severely clipped but with mint and date fully
legible, otherwise good fine and extremely rare £4,000-6,000

455
*Dirham, Abarqubadh 96h, 2.25g (Klat 21), clipped, good fine/fine, rare £200-300

456
*Dirham, Adharbayjan 105h, triplet of pellets pointing upwards, 2.62g (Klat 24.a1), fine £120-150

457
*Dirham, Adharbayjan 106h, rev., triplet of pellets pointing upwards, 2.80g (Klat 25.a), very fine £200-300

‡458
*Dirham, Arminiya 95h, 2.87g (Klat 49), toned, minor scuffs, almost extremely fine £200-250

459
*Dirham, Arminiya 97h, 2.70g (Klat 51), very fine to good very fine £200-300

‡460
*Dirham, Arminiya 100h, 2.87g (Klat 54), toned, good very fine £150-200

‡461
*Dirham, Arminiya 102h, pellet bellow A and two pellets below m of Arminiya, 2.91g (Klat 56.b), extremely fine £250-300

462
Dirhams (27): Ifriqiya 103h; Ardashir Khurra 94h; Istakhr 92h; al-Basra 82h; Darabjird 91h; Dimashq 89h, 90h, 100h;
al-Kufa 101h; Wasit 90h, 91h, 93h, 94h (2), 95h, 97h, 107h, 113h, 120h (2), 122h, 123h, 125h (2), 127h, 128h, 130h,
Dimashq 90h pierced, others fine to extremely fine (27) £400-600
463 464 466

468 470 471

472 473 474

463
*Dirham, al-Andalus 107h, 2.59g (Klat 120, same obverse die), some porosity, almost very fine £600-800

464
*Dirham, al-Basra 128h, 2.70g (Klat 175), very fine £150-200

465
Dirhams (3): Balkh 128h; al-Rayy 94h; Hamadhan 94h, 2.46, 2.87, 2.73g (Klat 186, 403, 671), good fine to very fine, the sec-
ond piece lacquered (3) £150-200

466
*Dirham, al-Jazira 132h, 2.83g (Klat 228.b), good fine/very fine £200-250

467
Dirhams (3): Jayy 81h; Sabur 80h, 81h, 2.24, 2.69, 2.62g (Klat 255.b, 415, 417.b), fine to very fine (3) £350-450

468
*Dirham, Jayy 83h, 2.64g (Klat 257), with some graffiti, very fine or better and rare £600-800

‡469
Dirhams (2): Jayy 94h, without pellet by mint-name and Dastawa 90h, 2.84, 2.86g (Klat 262.2, 309), both cleaned, good very fine
(2) £150-200

470
*Dirham, Dabil 85h, 2.92g (Klat 286), some horn silver, especially on reverse, very fine £800-1,200

471
*Dirham, Darabjird 80h, 2.81g (Klat 289), good very fine, rare £800-1,000

472
*Dirham, Dasht Maysan 80h, 2.58g (Klat 319), fine to good fine, rare £700-1,000

473
*Dirham, Sijistan 91h, 2.74g (Klat 433), good very fine £80-120

474
*Dirham, Sijistan 130h, four pairs of annulets on obverse, 2.75g (Klat 448.b), very fine and rare £700-1,000
475 476 477

478 479 480

481 482

‡475
*Dirham, Sarakhs 92h, 2.88g (Klat 452, same dies), minor marks, good very fine and toned £200-250

476
*Dirham, al-Sus 81h, 2.20g (Klat 475), good fine £250-300

477
*Dirham, al-Sus 94h, 2.89g (Klat 479), obverse graffiti, about extremely fine £150-200

478
*Dirham, Shaqq al-Taymara 79h, 2.69g (Klat 201), very fine, rare £700-1,000

479
*Dirham, Shaqq al-Taymara 81h, 2.94g (Klat 203), some hoard-staining, otherwise extremely fine £250-300

480
*Dirham, al-Furat 80h, 2.62g (Klat 502), small edge chip, surfaces corroded, fine to good fine and rare £500-600

481
*Dirham, Fasa 81h, 2.84g (Klat 512), cleaned, graffiti on obverse and small patch of corrosion on reverse, very fine overall and rare
£700-1,000

482
*Dirham, al-Kufa ‘79’h, date written defectively with one ‘tooth’ missing from tis`a and two from saba`in, 2.36g, very fine, rare and
unusual £1,000-1,500

Although this may be an official issue of 79h with the year poorly engraved, the calligraphy seems somewhat thicker and coarser than normal
and resembles other pieces with curious dates classified as North African imitations, such as coins of ‘al-Basra 40h’ (Klat 167) and ‘al-Mubaraka
30h’ (Klat 568).
484 485

487 488

489 490

483
*Dirham, Mahay 99h, 2.80g (Klat 565, citing a single example), some marginal staining, otherwise better than very fine and extremely
rare £5,000-7,000

This is the latest date for the mint of Mahay before the issues of the Revolutionary period, struck in the late 120s.

484
*Dirham, Marw 84h, unit of date reads arba`, rev., marginal legend ends mushrikun, 2.80g (Klat 586.c), rough surfaces where cor-
rosion has been removed (especially on the reverse), very fine/good fine, rare £600-800

485
*Dirham, Hamadhan 80h, 2.44g (Klat 663), very fine or better, rare £500-600

486
Dirhams (17): Wasit 89h, 90h, 92h, 93h, 94h, 96h, 97h, 99h, 104h, 105h, 108h, 109h, 111h, 115h, 119h, 123h, 124h,
last with traces of horn silver, generally extremely fine (17) £250-300

487
*Revolutionary Period, `Abdallah b. Mu`awiya, dirham, al-Taymara 128h, 2.84g (Wurtzel 4; Klat 215), very fine £350-450

488
*Revolutionary Period, `Abdallah b. Mu`awiya, dirham, Jayy 129h, 2.87g (Wurtzel 17; Klat 270.a), very fine £200-300

489
*Revolutionary Period, al-Dahhak b. Qays al-Shaybani, dirham, al-Kufa 128h, with la hukm illa lillah in obverse margin, 2.87g
(Klat 548.a), some deposit, fine to good fine £150-200

490
*Revolutionary Period, Abu Muslim, fals, no mint, 131h, 1.87g (Wurtzel 36; Album 208), fine, rare £150-200
491 492 493

494 495 496

497 499 500

491
*Abbasid, temp. al-Saffah (132-136h), dinar, 133h, 4.27g (Lowick 179), fine style, almost extremely fine £250-300

492
*Abbasid, temp. al-Mahdi (158-169h) or al-Hadi (169-170h), dinar, 169h, 4.24g (Lowick 350), about very fine £150-200

493
*Abbasid, al-Mu`tasim (218-227h), dinar, Misr 223h, 3.93g (Bernardi 151De), scratches in fields, fine and scarce £150-200

494
*Abbasid, al-Mu`tamid (256-279h), dinar, Surra man ra`a 264h, 3.95g (Bernardi 175Jc), good fine £200-300

495
*Abbasid, al-Mu`tamid, dinar, al-Rafiqa 273h, citing al-Mufawwid and Ahmad b. al-Muwaffaq, 3.73g (Bernardi 181Hn; Album 239.4),
minor marks on edge, very fine and rare £500-700

496
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir (295-320h), dinar, al-Ahwaz 309h, 4.18g (Bernardi 242Nd; Album 245.2), minor weakness, very fine and
scarce £200-300

497
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Ahwaz 316h, 3.33g (Artuk 439; Bernardi 242Nd; Album 245.2), flat in parts, otherwise very fine
£150-200

498
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinars (3), al-Ahwaz 316h, Suq al-Ahwaz 317h, al-Karaj 318h, about very fine (3) £400-500

499
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Ahwaz 317h, 4.31g (Lavoix 1117; Album 245.2), reverse double-struck, good very fine £200-250

500
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Ahwaz 319h, 5.06g (Kazan 189; Album 245.2), minor weakness in margins, good very fine
£200-250
501 502 503

504 505 506

508 510 511

501
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Ahwaz 320h, with the names of the heir Abu’l-`Abbas and the vizier `Amid al-dawla, 4.10g (RIC 196-
198; Bernardi 243Nd; Album 248), minor double-striking on reverse, very fine £200-250

502
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Tustar min al-Ahwaz 320h, with the names of the heir Abu’l-`Abbas and the vizier `Amid al-dawla, 3.64g
(Lavoix 1118; Bernardi 243Ne; Album 248), two edge splits, very fine £150-200

503
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz 318h, 4.39g (BMC I, 411; Bernardi 242Nf; Album 245.2), minor weakness in margins,
very fine £150-200

504
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz 320h, with the names of the heir Abu’l-`Abbas and the vizier `Amid al-dawla, 5.32g (Artuk
453; Bernardi 243Nf; Album 248), two edge splits, some weakness in margins, otherwise good very fine £200-250

505
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Karaj 317h, 4.31g (Bernardi 242Jf; Album 245.2), weak in parts but almost very fine and rare £400-500

506
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, al-Karaj 318h, 5.39g (Bernardi 242Jf; Album 245.2), margins partly flat, some staining, otherwise very
fine £250-300

507
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinars (2), al-Karaj 318h; Suq al-Ahwaz 318g, 2.62, 4.18gg (Bernardi 242Jf, Nf; Album 245.2), both slightly
bent, very fine (2) £400-500

508
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 305h, 4.21g (BMC IX, 419g; Album 245.2), slightly creased, light scratches on reverse,
good very fine and scarce £250-300

509
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinars (3), Madinat al-Salam 305h, 306h, 307h, 3.64, 4.39, 4.82g (Bernardi 242Jh; Album 245.2), good fine to
very fine (3) £500-700

510
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 306h, rev., plain below name of caliph, 3.74g (Bernardi 242Jh; Album 245.2), edge
clip, almost very fine and a rare variety £150-200

511
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 307h, 3.54g (Qatar 1329; Album 245.2), edge knock, good very fine £200-250
512 513 514

515 516 517

518 520 521

512
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 307h, similar to the last, 4.00g, some marginal weakness, very fine £200-250

513
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 310h, 4.34g (Bernardi 242Jh; Album 245.2), almost extremely fine, scarce £300-400

514
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 311h, 4.09g (Bernardi 242Jh; Album 245.2), minor marks, very fine or better, a rare
date £400-500

515
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 314h, 4.09g (Lavoix 1134; Album 245.2), some flan cracks, weak in parts, otherwise
very fine, rare £250-300

516
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 317h, 4.04g (Artuk 444; Album 245.2), minor weakness in margins, very fine
£200-250

517
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Misr 301h, 4.11g (Bernardi 242De), about extremely fine £200-250

518
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinar, Misr 302h, 4.12g (Bernardi 242De), good very fine £200-250

519
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dinars (3), Suq al-Ahwaz 317h, 318h; al-Karaj 318h, 4.93, 4.18, 2.89g (Bernardi 242Nf, Jf; Album 245.2) and
al-Qahir, Mah al-Basra 321h, with the name of the heir Abu’l-Qasim, 3.34g (Bernardi 277Mq; Album 250.2), second with attempted
piercing, generally fine to very fine (4) £700-900

520
*Abbasid, al-Qahir (320-322h), dinar, Hamadhan 321h, 3.37g (Bernardi 275Mu; Album 250.1), edge chip and flan crack, otherwise
very fine, rare £200-250

521
*Abbasid, al-Qahir, dinar, Mah al-Basra 321h, with the name of the heir Abu’l-Qasim, 5.20g (Bernardi 277Mq; Album 250.2), double-
striking on reverse, otherwise almost very fine, scarce £300-400
522 523 524

525 526

531 527 533

522
*Abbasid, al-Qahir, dinar, Mah al-Basra 321h, similar to the last, some weakness in margins, almost very fine £250-300

523
*Abbasid, al-Qahir, dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz 322h, 4.41g (Bernardi 278Nf), partly weak, good very fine £200-250

524
*Abbasid, al-Radi (322-329h), dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz 323h, 4.93g (Kazan 194; Album 254.1), good fine £150-200

525
*Abbasid, al-Musta`sim (640-656h), dinar, Madinat al-Salam 642h, 6.27g (BMC 505; Kazan 212), bend in flan, almost extremely
fine £300-400

526
*Abbasid, al-Musta`sim, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 645h, 7.73g (BMC 507; Kazan 213), some marginal weakness, struck from old dies,
good very fine £300-400

527
*Abbasid, al-Musta`sim, dinar, Madinat al-Salam 647h, 6.88g (Lavoix 1326), some weakness, very fine and scarce £300-400

528
Abbasid dinars (3): 145h (clipped), 200h (crimped), 206h citing `Ubaydallah b. al-Sari, mainly fine (3) £400-500

529
Abbasid dinars (3): 183h, 184h (2), fine to very fine (3) £400-500

530
Abbasid dinars (2): 185h, 199h, about very fine, the first creased, the second scratched (2) £200-250

531
*Abbasid, temp. al-Saffah (132-136h), dirham, Dimashq 134h, 2.81g (Lowick 589), possible attempted piercing at 2 o’clock, oth-
erwise good fine and rare £300-400

532
Abbasid, temp. al-Saffah and al-Mansur, dirhams (26): Arminiya 143h; al-Basra 133h, 136h, 144h, 147h; al-Kufa 134h, 136h, 141h,
146h; al-Muhammadiya 150h (2), 151h, 152h (2), 153h; Madinat al-Salam 148h, 150h, 151h, 152h (2), 156h, 157h, 158h (4), mostly
very fine, a few better (26) £300-400

533
*Abbasid, temp. al-Mansur (136-158h), dirham, al-Hashimiya 139h, 2.79g (Lowick 1080; SCC 848), spots of horn silver, good very
fine £250-300
535 536 537

538 539 540

541 543 544

534
Abbasid, al-Mahdi and al-Rashid, dirhams (50): al-Basra 162h; Madinat Balkh 186h; Madinat Jayy 162h; Madinat Zaranj 184h;
Ma`dan al-Shash 190h; al-`Abbasiya 160h, 168h; al-Muhammadiya 165h (2), 166h, 183h, 188h (2), 190h (2), 192h; Madinat al-Salam
160h, 161h, 162h (2), 163h, 180h, 181h, 182h, 187h (6), 188h (5), 189h (2), 190h (2), 191h (4), 192h (4), 193h (3), mainly very fine,
some better (50) £400-600

535
*Abbasid, al-Hadi (169-170h), dirham, al-Haruniya 170h, 2.94g (Lowick 877), about extremely fine £100-150

536
*Abbasid, al-Rashid (170-193h), dirham, Arminiya 186h, in the name of the heir al-Amin, citing Muhammad b. Yazid, 2.92g (Lowick
719), minor deposit, good very fine and rare £300-350

537
*Abbasid, al-Rashid, dirham, Sijistan 191h, citing `Ali and Muhammad, 2.41g (Lowick 2384 var.), weak in parts otherwise very fine,
rare £120-150

538
*Abbasid, al-Ma`mun (194-218h), dirham, al-Muhammadiya 196h, citing Tahir b. al-Husayn and al-Fadl, 2.79g (Miles, Rayy 97C;
Lowick 1933; Album 223.3A), very fine, scarce £100-120

539
*Abbasid, al-Ma`mun, dirham, Madinat Isbahan 204h, citing the Shi`ite Imam al-Rida as heir, 2.35g (Lowick 1541), good fine £300-400

540
*Abbasid, al-Mutawakkil (232-247h), donative dirham, Surra man ra`a 243h, presentation type with broad margins, 2.81g (Ilisch
DI 6), creased, good fine and very rare £400-600

541
*Abbasid, al-Mutawakkil, dirham, Dimashq 243h, with the name of the heir al-Mu`tazz, 2.72g, creased and straightened, weak in
parts, good fine/fine, very rare £150-200

542
Abbasid, al-Mutawakkil, dirhams (2), Dimashq 247h, Samarqand 247h, the first very fine with edge split, the second pierced but oth-
erwise very fine and rare (2) £200-250

543
*Abbasid, al-Mu`tadid (279-289h), dirham, Arminiya 285h, 3.32g, about extremely fine and extremely rare, believed to be an
unpublished date for the mint £300-400

544
*Abbasid, al-Mu`tadid, dirham, Halab 287h, 2.61g, about very fine, rare £150-200
546 547 548

549 550

552 553

545
Abbasid, al-Muktafi (289-295h), dirhams (3), Dimashq 292h, 293h, 294h, fine to very fine, all scarce (3) £300-400

546
*Abbasid, al-Muktafi, dirham, al-Rahba 294h, 3.15g, almost very fine, rare £150-200

547
*Abbasid, al-Mukfati, dirham, al-Karaj 293h, 2.90g (cf Qatar I, 2117 [dated 295h]), creased and straightened, good fine to very fine
and toned, rare £200-300

548
*Abbasid, al-Muktafi, dirham, Misr 294h, 2.55g, flan crack on reverse, very fine and rare £150-200

549
*Abbasid, al-Muktafi, dirham, Makka 291h, 2.69g (SICA X, 489), obverse double-struck, otherwise very fine, rare £1,500-2,000

550
*Abbasid, al-Muktafi, dirham, Hamadhan 291h, citing Wali al-dawla, 3.90g (SCC 1426), edge chip, otherwise very fine and toned,
rare £150-200

551
Abbasid, al-Muqtadir (295-320h), dirham, Arrajan 301h, 2.98g (Album 246.2), good very fine £80-100

552
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, dirham, al-Rahba 297h, with the name of the heir Abu’l-`Abbas, 2.87g (cf Spink Zurich Auction 27, 1 June
1988, lot 259 - same obverse die), very fine to good very fine, rare £200-250

553
*Abbasid, al-Muqtadir, donative dirham, Madinat al-Salam 304h, presentation type with broad outer margin, 3.04g (SCC 1544), good
very fine and rare £500-600

554
Abbasid, al-Radi (322-329h), dirhams (2), al-Basra 327h, Wasit 325h, very fine and good very fine, both rare (2) £120-150

555
Abbasid dirhams (10): al-Ahwaz 309h; Samarqand 279h; al-Kufa 290h; Madinat al-Salam 282h, 307h; Misr 292h; al-Mawsil 282h;
Nasibin 286h and date unclear, fine to good very fine, the second pierced, some scarce (9) £300-400
556 557 558

562 563

565 566

556
*Abbasid, al-Mahdi (158-169h), fals, Sabur, undated, in the name of the heir Musa, citing the governor Salih b. Da`ud, 3.05g (SICA
II, 1497; Shamma p. 280, 3), harshly cleaned, good fine and very rare £150-200

557
*Abbasid, temp. al-Ma`mun, fals, Ardashir Khurra 205h, 0.77g (Lowick 707; Shamma p.267, 8), two edge splits, only fine but very
rare £150-200

558
*Abbasid, temp. al-Ma`mun, fals, Shiraz 214h, citing al-Qasim b. Nasr and Muhammad b. Yahya, 2.47g (Shamma -), good fine, very
rare £120-150

559
Abbasid, fulus (6): Ardashir Khurra 134h; Istakhr 140h, 149h; Sabur 145h, 167h; al-Muhammadiya?, date unclear, mostly fine, all scarce
or rare (6) £250-300

560
Abbasid, fulus (8): Istakhr 145h, 149h (2), 159h; Jurjan 190h; Sabur 167h; Harat, date unclear; mint and date unclear, fair to very fine
(8) £300-400

561
Abbasid, fulus (30): Ardashir Khurra (4), 167h (2) and date unclear (2); Istakhr (26), 167h (24) and date unclear (2), fine to very fine
(30) £300-400

562
*Abbadid, al-Mu`tadid `Abbad (433-461h), dinar, al-Andalus 439h, 3.60g (Album 401; Prieto 397a), creased, one small edge nick,
otherwise very fine and rare £300-400

563
*Midrarid, al-Shakir Muhammad b. al-Fath (321-347h), dinar, 341h, without mint-name but struck at Sijilmasa, 3.85g (cf Kazan
298-299), good very fine £300-400

564
Idrisid, Idris II (175-213h), dirham, Tudgha 179h (Album 420); Idrisid Contemporaries, Khalaf b. al-Muda` (175-176h),
dirham, Tudgha 175h (Album 430), the first fine and scarce, the second very fine but with edge split (2) £150-200

565
*Aghlabid, Ziyadat Allah I (201-223h), dinar, 207h, citing Masrur, 4.17g (al-`Ush 17; Bernardi 124), very fine £200-250

566
*Almoravid, `Ali b. Yusuf (500-537h), dinar, Aghmat 500h, 4.12g (Hazard 152), very fine £300-400

567
Tulunid, Khumarawayh b. Ahmad (270-282h), dinars (2), Misr 273h, 277h; Fatimid, al-Zahir (411-427h), quarter-dinar, mint
(Siqilliya) and date unclear, the first fine, the second about very fine with ragged edge, the last about very fine (3) £250-300
568 569 570

571 572 573

574 575 576

568
*Ikhshidid, Abu’l-Qasim Unujur (335-349h), dinar, Misr 342h, 4.19g (Bacharach 60), almost extremely fine £250-300

569
*Ikhshidid, `Ali b. al-Ikhshid (350-354h), dinar, Filastin 353h, 3.05g (Bacharach 193), extremely fine £300-400

570
*Fatimid, al-Mu`izz (341-365h), dinar, Misr 364h, 4.08g (Nicol 370), very fine £150-200

571
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir (427-487h), dinar, Misr 403h? (sic, legends as Nicol H1) 4.06g, decade of date omitted and unit unclear,
very fine and unusual £150-200

572
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir, dinar, Misr 440h, 4.33g (Nicol 2121), edge shaved, about extremely fine £180-220

573
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir, dinar, Misr 440h, legends in three concentric circles, 4.06g (Nicol 2122), edge shaved, good very fine
£150-200

574
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir, dinar, Misr 444h, 4.17g (Nicol 2126), edge shaved, flan very slightly buckled, about extremely fine
£150-200

575
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir, dinar, al-Mansuriya, date unclear, rev., cross (?) in margin between inner and outer legends, 4.11g, about
very fine, crude style, possibly a Crusader imitation £200-250

576
*Fatimid, al-Mustansir, lead weight of one wuqiyya, 33.71g (Balog, ‘Poids forts Fatimites en plomb’, Revue Belge de Numismatique
105 (1959), p.184, no. 12), fair to fine and rare £150-200

577
Fatimid, miscellaneous quarter-dinars (9), one with edge damage, mainly fine or better (9) £300-350
578 579 580

581 582

583 587 584

578
*Crusaders, gold bezant struck in imitation of a Fatimid dinar of al-Amir, 3.27g, wavy flan, very fine £200-250

579
*Crusaders, gold bezant struck in imitation of a Fatimid dinar of al-Mustansir, 3.58g, accretion on both sides, good very fine
£200-300

580
*Ayyubid, Saladin (567-589h), dinar, al-Iskandariya 584h, 3.95g (Balog 57), very fine but with some edge damage £180-220

581
*Governors of `Uman, Ahmad b. Halil (fl.290-305h), dirham, `Uman 301h, 4.46g (Oman -; Album F1160), ex-mount, otherwise
very fine and very rare, the date believed unpublished £500-700

582
*Governors of `Uman, Ahmad b. Halil, dirham, `Uman 303h, 3.28g (Oman p.129; Album F1160), centres weak, otherwise very fine,
rare £400-500

583
*Governors of `Uman, Ahmad b. Halil, dirham, `Uman 305h, 3.71g (SICA X, 458; Oman p.130; Album F1160), some weakness in
margins, very fine and rare £500-700

584
*Governors of `Uman, Ahmad b. Halil, dirham, `Uman 305h, similar to the last, 4.30g, some weakness in margins, reverse slight-
ly double-struck, very fine and rare £500-700

585
Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, 20-piastres, 1334h year 8 (Dav. 244; KM. 30), minor rim flaw, some toning, about extremely fine £100-150

586
Seljuq of Rum, Sulayman II (592-600h), fals, with title al-malik al-qahir (Album 1205.1), good very fine; Mangujakid of Erzincan,
Fakhr al-Din Bahramshah (c. 563-622h), fals, Erzincan 579h, head to left within hexagon (Album 1892.3), fine, scarce; with Artuqid
pictorial dirhams (2), types as SS 29 and 36, very fine (4) £150-200

587
*Artuqid, Fakhr al-Din Qara Arslan (539-570h), bronze dirham, 562h, facing bust with long hair, date written vertically to left and
right, rev., four-line inscription, 9.90g (SS 7), almost very fine/good fine, scarce £100-150

588
Artuqid pictorial bronzes (10), types as SS 19, 26, 29, 33, 34, 36, 39, 43, 46, 51, good fine to very fine (10) £200-300
592 593 596

597 598 599

589
Artuqid pictorial bronzes (8), types as SS 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 43, mainly very fine or slightly better (8) £200-300

590
Zangid pictorial bronzes (11), types as SS 60 (2), 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 81, 82, 83, 85 fine to very fine; Zangid of Aleppo, fals, stand-
ing figures type (Album 1850), good fine; Zangid of al-Jazira, `Izz al-din, countermark `Izz on an anonymous Byzantine follis, good
fine (13) £200-300

591
Miscellaneous Artuqid and Zangid pictorial bronzes (31), many fine (31) £300-400

592
*Ottoman, Venetian zecchino of Pasquale Cicogna (1585-1595), countermarked ‘sah’ on obverse, 3.18g, host coin pierced, fine, coun-
termark very fine, rare £400-500

593
*Ottoman, Suleyman I (926-974h), sultani, Siruz 926h, 3.37g (Pere 189 var.), file-mark on edge, good very fine and scarce £150-200

594
Ottoman, sultanis (5): Jaza`ir 926h, Halab 974h, Dimashq 982h, Siruz 926h, Misr 982h, the first pierced, otherwise fine to very fine,
all with some deposit (5) £500-700

595
Ottoman, sultanis (3): Sidre Qipsi 926h, Qustantiniya 926h, Sidre Qipsi 982h, very fine (3) £300-400

596
*Ottoman, Suleyman I (926-974h), sultani, Misr 931h, 3.16g (Pere 182), minor marginal weakness, very fine and rare £250-300

597
*Ottoman, Murad III (982-1003h), sultani, Janja 982h, 3.07g (Pere 263), good very fine, rare £600-800

598
*Ottoman, Murad III, sultani, Jaza`ir 982h, 3.50g (Pere 264), weak areas on both sides, otherwise good very fine £200-300

599
*Ottoman, Osman III (1168-1171h), zeri mahbub, Misr 1168h, 2.59g (Pere 596), minor scuffs, extremely fine £200-250

600
Ottoman, Selim III (1203-1222h), zeri mahbub, Islambul 1203h, year 8; Mahmud II (1223-1255h), gold quarter-altin,
Qustantiniya 1223h, with small countermark on reverse (Pere 755); Abdul Mejid (1255-1277h), gold 5-piastres, Tunis 1272h; Abdul
Aziz (1277-1293h), gold 10-qirsh, Misr 1277h, year 12; Mehmed V (1327-1336h), 25-qirsh, Qustantiniya 1327h, year 4, the first
pierced, two others ex-mount, otherwise very fine to extremely fine (5) £250-300

601
*An Ottoman oval gold seal, probably 17th century, inscribed mazhar-i feyz-i huda ola Hazan Abaza (‘May Hazan Abaza
be the object of God's favour’), 10.28g, 13mm x 16.8mm and 23mm high, very fine and rare £700-1,000
602 603

605 606

607 608

609

602
*Tahirid, Talha b. Tahir (207-213h), dirham, al-Muhammadiya 210h, 2.97g (Miles, Rayy 112A; Lowick 1993; Album 1393), very fine
and very rare £150-200

603
*Dulafid, `Umar b. `Abd al-`Aziz (280-284h), dirham, Isbahan 282h, 3.03g (Lavoix 1047; Album 1400), very fine and rare £150-200

604
Saffarid, Muhammad b. `Amr (272-274h), dirham, Fars 273h; Abbasid, al-Mu`tamid (256-279h), dirham, Arminiya 276h;
Samanid, Isma`il b. Ahmad (279-295h), dirham, Andaraba, date unclear; Buwayhid, Sultan al-dawla (403-412h), dirham,
mint and date unclear, fine to very fine, the second badly scratched (4) £150-200

605
*Saffarid, `Amr b. al-Layth (265-288h), double-weight dirham, Nishapur 286h, 6.27g (Vasmer -; cf M&M Basel Auction 69, 20-21
October 1986, lot 120; see note to Album 1402), very fine and very rare £250-300

606
*Saffarid, Tahir b. Muhammad (288-296h), dirham, Arrajan 289h, with the name of the caliph al-Muktafi, 2.38g (cf Peus Auction
355, 27-29 April 1998, lot 1602 - same obverse die), about very fine, extremely rare £250-300

607
*Saffarid, Tahir b. Muhammad, dirham, `Uman 294h, 2.84g (Qatar III, 3630 = Sotheby’s, 27 May 1999, lot 189, same obverse die;
Tübingen EA4B6 = Oman p.129), minor weakness in margins, very fine and very rare £800-1,200

608
*Saffarid, Kuthayyir b. Ahmad (fl. 305-306h), dirham, Sijistan 305h, 2.73g (Artuk 468; Album 1408), very fine, rare £150-200

609
*Saffarid, Kuthayyir b. Ahmad, dirham, Sijistan 306h, 5.67g (BMC III, 29 - same dies; Album 1408), full broad flan, extremely fine
and very rare, an exceptional specimen £400-500
610 611

612 613

614 615

616 617

610
*Saffarid, Ahmad b. Qudam (fl. 307-310h), dirham, Sijistan 307h, 3.24g (Qatar 2153; Album 1409), very fine, rare £200-250

611
*Amirs of al-Khuttal, al-Harith b. Asad (fl. 285-293h), dirham, al-Khuttal 293h, citing the Samanid ruler Isma`il b. Ahmad, 2.64g
(SNAT XIVc, 1181 var.; Album B1440), edge flaws, minor weakness otherwise very fine, very rare £150-200

612
*Ziyarid, Mardawij b. Ziyar (315-323h), dinar, Mah al-Basra 322h, citing the Abbasid caliph al-Qahir, 3.92g (Album 1530; Bernardi
280Mq), weakly struck but almost extremely fine for issue £250-300

613
*Samanid, Isma`il b. Ahmad (279-295h), dirham, Madinat Balkh 290h, 2.82g (SNAT XIVc, 550 - same dies), good very fine, very
rare £150-200

614
*Samanid, Isma`il b. Ahmad, dirham, no mint name, 303h (sic), 3.99g (SNAT -), extremely fine and extremely rare £200-250

615
*Samanid, Ahmad b. Isma`il (295-301h), dirham, Madinat Balkh 300h, 2.89g (SNAT -; Tornberg 186), about extremely fine, very
rare £150-200

616
*Samanid, Ahmad b. Isma`il, dirham, Banjhir 299h, 4.89g (SNAT -), very fine and very rare £150-200

617
*Samanid, Ahmad b. Isma`il, dirham, al-`Askar al-Banjhir 299h, 5.37g (Markov 270 var.), some edge splits, otherwise very fine,
extremely rare £300-400
620 621

623 624 625

626 627

618
Samanid, Ahmad b. Isma`il, dirham, Banjhir 299h; Saffarid, `Amr b. al-Layth (265-288h), dirham, Shiraz 281h; Buwayhid,
Abu Kalinjar (415-440h), dirham, Shiraz 423h, generally very fine, the last pierced, all rare (3) £200-250

619
Samanid, Ahmad b. Isma`il, dirhams (3): Andaraba 301h, al-Banjhir 299h, Nishapur 296h, very fine, the last two rare but both with
edge splits (3) £250-300

620
*Samanid, Ishaq b. Ahmad (301h), dirham, Samarqand 301h, 2.77g (SNAT XVa, 736 - same obverse die; Album 1448), weakly
struck, better than very fine, rare £300-400

621
*Samanid, Nasr II b. Ahmad (301-331h), donative dirham, Nishapur 305h, 2.74g, small piercing at edge, almost extremely fine,
very rare £250-300

622
Samanid, dirhams (7): Balkh 293h; Samarqand 302h; al-Shash 283h (2), 291h (with Wali al-dawla), 293h; Nishapur 302h, very fine to
extremely fine, the last scarce (7) £250-300

623
*Samanid, Nasr II b. Ahmad (301-331h), dinar, al-Muhammadiya 317h, 3.74g (Miles, Rayy 161; Bernardi 269Mh), some deposit,
very fine or better for issue £200-250

624
*Samanid, Nasr II b. Ahmad, dinar, al-Muhammadiya 317h, similar to the last but with star above obverse field, 3.61g, very fine to
good very fine £200-250

625
*Samanid, Nasr II b. Ahmad, dinar, al-Muhammadiya 318h, 2.76g (Miles, Rayy 162A; Bernardi 269Mh), small edge flaw, weak in
parts otherwise very fine £150-200

626
*Samanid, Nasr II b. Ahmad, dinar, al-Muhammadiya 319h, 4.77g (Miles, Rayy -; Bernardi 269Mh), some surface deposits and areas
of weak striking, good fine and scarce £150-200

627
*Samanid, Ahmad b. Sahl (fl. 301-308h), dirham, Badakhshan 302h, citing Nasr II b. Ahmad, 4.44g (SNAT -; Album B1453), some
flan cracks, scratched on reverse, very fine and rare £200-250
628 629 630

633 634 635

636 637 638

628
*Samanid, Ahmad b. Sahl, dirham, Badakhshan 306h, citing Nasr II b. Ahmad, 5.40g (SNAT XIVc, 237; Album B1453), good very
fine, very rare £300-400

629
*Samanid Rebel, Yahya b. Ahmad (fl. 319h), dirham, Naysabur 319h, 3.34g (cf Islamic Coin Auction 4, 8 May 2002, lot 380, same
reverse die), good very fine and extremely rare £600-800

630
*Samanid, Nuh b. Mansur (365-387h), dinar, Nishapur 370h, citing Muhammad and Nasir al-dawla, 4.05g (Album 1468), very fine
£150-200

631
Samanid, Nuh b. Mansur, dinars (2), Nishapur 375h (citing Husam al-dawla), and Nishapur 377h (citing Nasir al-dawla), 3.92, 3.41g
(Album 1468), slightly clipped, very fine (2) £250-300

632
Samanid dinars (4), all Nishapur, 320h, 336h, 367h, and date unclear, fine to very fine, one with edge clip (4) £400-500

633
*Sajid, al-Afshin b. Diwdad (276-288h), dirham, Ardabil 286h, 3.21g (Album -), good very fine and extremely rare £400-500

634
*Sajid, Yusuf b. Diwdad (288-315h), dirham, al-Maragha 292h, 3.27g (Album 1479), cleaned, otherwise very fine and extremely
rare, believed to be an unpublished date for the mint £300-400

635
*`Alid of Tabaristan, anonymous dinar, al-Muhammadiya 316h, 3.62g (Miles Rayy 160C), flat in parts, scratch on obverse, otherwise
good fine, scarce £300-400

636
*Buwayhid, `Adud al-dawla (338-372h), dinar, al-Basra 372h, 4.12g (Treadwell Ba372G), good very fine £200-250

637
*Buwayhid, Abu Kalinjar (415-440h), dinar, `Uman 432h, 5.60g (Treadwell Um432G; Oman p.138), almost very fine £400-500

638
*Buwayhid, Abu Kalinjar (415-440h), donative fractional dirham, no mint or date, citing the caliph al-Qa`im, unread word in lower
obv. field, 0.78g (Treadwell -), mount removed, otherwise very fine and extremely rare, believed unpublished £400-600
639 642

644 645 647

639
*Buwayhid, al-Muluk al-Sayyidayn? b. Abu Kalinjar, dirham, Fasa 445/8h?, citing the Great Seljuq ruler Tughril Beg as overlord,
obv., al-Sultan al-Mu`azzam / Tughril Beg, rev., al-Muluk al-Sayyidayn? / banua? Muhyi din Allah / Abu Kalinjar, 5.05g (Treadwell -),
overstruck, weak in parts, very fine and extremely rare, believed unpublished £600-800

640
Ghaznavid, Mahmud (388-421h), dinars (2), Nishapur 401h, Herat 393h, first pierced but otherwise very fine, second fine (2) £200-250

641
Ghaznavid, Tughril (443-444h), dirham, mint (Ghazna) and date off flan (Album 1632), fine and very rare; Ziyarid, Qabus b.
Wushmagir (367-403h), billon dirham, Jurjan?, date off flan (Album 1536), fine; Buwayhid, Baha` al-dawla (379-403h), base
gold dinar, Suq al-Ahwaz 399h, very fine (3) £150-200

642
*Great Seljuq, Tughril Beg (429-455h), dinar, Nishapur 437h, 3.35g (Album 1665), some weakness, very fine £150-200

643
Great Seljuq, Tughril Beg, dinars (2), Nishapur 445h, 453h, first good fine, second very fine but clipped (2) £150-200

644
*Great Seljuq, Barkiyaruq (486-498h), dinar, Madinat al-Salam 490h, 2.51g (Album 1682), some weakness in margins, very fine
£150-200

645
*Seljuq of Kirman, Qawurd (440-465h), dinar, Jiruft 448h, citing Chaghri Beg as overlord, 4.11g (Album 1697; cf Alptekin 216),
margins a little weak, very fine or better £250-300

646
Khwarizmshahs, `Ala al-din Muhammad (596-617h), base gold dinars (2), no mint or date (Album 1713); Ildegizid, Shams al-
din Ildegiz (531-571h), billon dirhams (2), Urmiya, dates unclear (Album 1898); Safavid, silver larin, uncertain ruler, no mint or date
visible, fine to very fine (5) £250-300

647
*Great Mongol, Anonymous, dinar, no mint or date visible, 2.46g, crude style, some flan cracks, about very fine, rare £300-400

648
Ilkhanid, Abaqa (663-680h), dirhams (3), Tus, undated, obv., lion (Diler 94; Album C2130), all poorly struck, otherwise very fine or
better (3) £150-200
649 650 653

654 658 659

649
*Ilkhanid, Arghun (683-690h), dirham, Kashan 689h, rev., hawk, 1.72g (Diler 172 - this date not listed; Album 2148), very fine, a
rare mint for this type £120-150

650
*Ilkhanid, Abu Sa`id (716-736h), dinar, Sabzawar 733h, type G, 6.14g (Diler 525), weak areas in margins on both sides, generally
very fine £350-450

651
Ilkhanid, Abu Sa`id, 6-dirhams (3): Damghan 33 Khani, Sabzavar 33 Khani, Nishapur? 730h, fine to very fine (3) £120-150

652
Jalayrid, Sultan Ahmad (784-813h), silver tanka, no mint or date (Album -); Mehrabanid, Muhammad b. Abi`l-Fath (659-
718h), silver dinar, Nimruz 703h (Album 2355); Safavid, Sulayman I (1079-1105h), Abbasi, Nakhjavan 1096h (Album 2666);
Sultan Husayn (1105-1135h), rectangular 5-Shahi, Iravan, date unclear (Album 2677.1), about very fine to good very fine, the first
rare (4) £200-250

653
*Kart, Mu`izz al-din Husayn (732-771h), silver half-tanka, Balad Harat, date off flan, 2.55g (Album 2350A RRR), struck off-centre,
some minor marks but very fine with clear mintname, very rare £120-150

654
*Safavid, Isma`il I (907-930h), ashrafi, Yazd, no date visible, 3.48g (Kazan 1060; Album 2569), good very fine, scarce £200-250

655
Safavid, Sultan Husayn (1115-1135h), rectangular 5-shahi, Tabriz 1128h, 7.56g (Album 2677.1), almost very fine; with other Islamic
coins (18), mostly Abbasid dirhams but also including an Arab-Sasanian drachm of `Umar b. Ubaydallah, BYŠ 70h, and a Rum Seljuq
lion-and-sun dirham, this with some deposit but almost extremely fine, others generally fine to very fine (19) £250-300

656
Afsharid, Nadir Shah (1148-1160h), abbasi, type A, Mashhad 1148h, chronogram reverse (Album 2748); abbasis (2), type B, Qazvin
1149/1148h, 1149h (Album 2749), very fine to good very fine, all scarce (3) £150-200

657
Afsharid, temp. Ibrahim (1161-1162h), abbasi, Qazvin, no date visible (Album 2762); temp. Amir Arslan Khan (1161h), abbasi,
Tabriz, no date visible (Album 2768), the first very fine, the second ex-mount, very fine and scarce (2) £100-120

658
*Zand, Karim Khan (1166-1193h), quarter-mohur, type C, Dar al-Marz Rasht 1187h (date retrograde), 2.68g (Album 2791), good
very fine £150-200

659
*Zand, Karim Khan, quarter-mohur, type D, Darrabkhana-yi Mubarak Rikab 1178h, 2.63g (Album 2792), good very fine, rare
£200-250
660 661 662

660
*Zand, temp. Sadiq Khan (1193-1196h), quarter-mohur, Dar al-`Ibada Yazd 1194h, 2.58g (Album 2810), peripheral weakness, very
fine and scarce £300-350

661
*Zand, `Ali Murad Khan (1196-1199h), quarter-mohur, Dar al-Mu`minin Kashan 1198h, 2.51g (Album 2815), traces of mounting
on edge, very fine and scarce £250-300

662
*Qajar, Nasir al-din Shah (1264-1313h), toman, Tehran 1303h, 2.82g (KM 933), extremely fine £200-250

663
Hotaki Afghan, Azad Khan (1163-1170h), rupi, Kashan 1170h; silver coins (9): Safavid (5), Afsharid (3), and Zand (1); copper coins
(2); together with Turkey, 20-kurush (2), 1293h, 1327h, and 5-kurush 1277h, very fine to extremely fine, mostly identified in envelopes,
the Azad rupi very rare (15) £200-250

664
Afghanistan: Durrani and Barakzai, rupees (13) and half-rupee (1) of Ahmadshahi (1), Attock (1), Anwala (1), Kabul (8), and
Kashmir (2), including rupees (2) of Fath Jang; copper coins (7), mostly very fine and mostly identified in envelopes (21) £200-250

665
Miscellaneous silver (20) and copper (19) coins: Umayyad (5), Abbasid (1), Muwahhid (1), Seljuq of Rum (6), Ottoman (3), Saffarid
(3), Chaghatayid (1), Golden Horde (1), Ilkhanid (2), Jalayrid (1), Walid (7), Timurid (2), China (3), Burma (1), unidentified (2), mostly
fine to very fine, one pierced (39) £300-400

666
Miscellaneous copper coins (24), mostly Ilkhanid, including many pictorial types, mostly fine or slightly better, an interesting lot (24)
£200-300

END OF SALE
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© SOTHEBY’S, INC. 2011 TOBIAS MEYER, PRINCIPAL AUCTIONEER, #9588677

A Marble Head of the Diadumenos after Polykleitos,


Roman Imperial, Hadrianic Period, circa AD 117-138
ESTIMATE $500,000 - 700,000

Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities


AUCTION IN NEW YORK 8 JUNE 2011 I ENQUIRIES +1 212 606 7266 I SOTHEBYS.COM
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