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Featuring: The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection | Selections from the Donald Scarinci Collection

The Bacchus Collection | The Maurice Storck Collection | The Peter Jones M.D. Collection

November 5 & 6, 2020 | Dallas

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Session 1 Platinum Night

Thursday, November 5 © 6:00 PM CT e Lots 33001-33252 Ancient Coins 33001-33042

World Coins 33043-33252

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Session 2 Ancients / Albania French Colonies (see Online Catalog) Friday, November 6 © 1:00 PM CT e Lots 34001-34541 Ancient Coins 34001-34197

Albania - French Colonies 34198-34541

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Dear Bidder,

We are in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors and dealers alike, a consistent theme emerges: the passion for numismatics transcends the forces of politics, global health, and

the news cycle. Though many of us have changed our habits and live somewhat differently now than we did less than a year ago, passion for rare coins has not abated, and, if anything, bidder interest remains stronger and more vibrant than ever. It is in this context of prosperity that we decided, upon the success of our August 2020 Platinum Night & Signature Auction, to add the November Platinum Night & Signature Auction to the calendar. What you see before you today is the result of that decision, and we believe that this carefully curated sale represents something that will carry weight with even the most seasoned collector.

The auction contains a stunning and even formidable selection of British coins spanning centuries

of numismatic history. Perhaps the biggest of the highlights is a gorgeous 1826 Proof 5 Pounds of George IV, certified PR66 Ultra Cameo by NGC. Interest in heavy British gold denominations has only increased in the past months, and this offering reaches for the very peak of certified quality for the type, representing a wonder of preservation and survivorship. Also of note is an impressive MS61-certified 5 Guineas of Anne, dated 1705, a coin which we are similarly confident will draw considerable collector interest. Alongside these highlights are a 1656 Oliver Cromwell Pattern Broad, certified PR63 Cameo by PCGS, a beautiful 1728 Guinea of George II ranking as the finest certified at MS65, and an “Elephant & Castle” 5 Guineas from 1687, certified MS6O. The sale also sees the inclusion of an exceptional group of gold Proofs and patterns, primarily hailing from the reigns of George IV, William IV, and Victoria.

It is difficult to Summarize a unifying theme for the general highlights of the sale, as they are as diverse as they are admirable; from Australia the auction sees a magnificent 1856 gold Proof Pattern Sovereign, the essential prototype for the bust design that would supersede the early “fillet” portrait employed

in the Sydney Sovereigns of 1855 and 1856. From South America, a Brazilian contribution to the sale takes the form of an exceedingly rare Bahia-minted 4000 Reis of 1819, struck to an original mintage

of only 1,864, and an issue missing from even leading Brazilian collections such as RLM, Paulistana, and Santa Cruz. From Czechoslovakia hails a 1932 10 Dukatu, ranked at an astonishing MS67 level of certification, the finest yet certified by either PCGS or NGC.

Thanks primarily to the James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection, the ancients section is flush with not only glorious gold issues, such as three Arsinoe II octodrachms, but also some phenomenal Judaean issues from the Shoshana Collection, including an incredible Titus provincial from the Koinon of Bithynia, graded AU ‘star’ Fine Style by NGC. Croesus is again well represented, with the two top estimated lots in the form of a stater and a trite. Other lots sure to garner extensive interest will be the Hadrian and dynastic Severan aurei, Antony and Cleopatra denarius and NGC AU graded denarii of Gordian | and Il.

We are excited to see what results the auction will bring, and we both hope and believe that collectors will be equally stirred as they peruse the offerings herein. As always, to you, our bidders, the best of luck in your collecting endeavors!

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SESSION ONE

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Mint State Carthage Gold Stater

33001 ZEUGITANA. Carthage. Ca. 350-320 BC. AV stater (18mm, 9.22 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Bust of Tanit left, hair wreathed with grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace with eight pen- dants; dotted border / Horse standing right on exergual line; three pellets to lower right at shin height, dotted border. Jenkins & Lewis, Group IITh, 79. Bright surfaces on reflective flan.

Starting Bid: $3,000

Mint State Alexander Babylonian Stater

33002 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 323 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.56 gm, 4h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Posthu- mous issue of Babylon, under Seleucus I Nicator, ca. 311-300 BC. Head of Athena right, hair flowing loose, over left shoulder, and upswept at temple, wearing pendant earring, necklace, and triple-crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, short parallel crest ends, the bowl decorated with coiled serpent right / AAEZANAPOY / BAX-IAEQ, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath in outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left arm; head of Silenus looking upward in left field below wing, HYP mono- gram within wreath in right field below wing. Price 3735. Struck from high relief dies on flashy surfaces.

Starting Bid: $5,000

33003 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 323 BC). AV stater (17mm, 8.56 gm, 1h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Late lifetime or early posthumous issue of Miletus, 323-319 BC. Head of Athena right, hair flowing in waves and over left shoulder, wearing pearl necklace and triple crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, short and serpentine crest ends, the bowl decorated with coiled serpent right / AA-EZAN-APOY, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath in outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left arm; bipennis in lower right field below wing, vertical grain ear in outer right field. Price 2095. Struck from exquisite fine style dies on matte surfaces.

Starting Bid: $2,500

Fiery Toned High Relief Portrait

33004 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 323 BC). AV stater (20mm, 8.60 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5. Posthumous issue of Amphipolis, under Cassander, ca. 307-300 BC. Head of Athena right, hair in five tight corkscrew curls and loose over left shoul- der, wearing necklace and triple-crested Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, short divergent crest ends, the bowl decorated with coiled ser- pent right / AAEZANAPOY, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath in outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left arm; trident head downward below right hand, retrograde KA monogram in left field below wing. Price 180. Nicely centered, with magnificent red-orange toning.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection. Ex Bonhams, Auction 22460 (14 September 2015), lot 24 Starting Bid: $2,500

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33007 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-561 BC). EL third-stater or trite (13mm, 4.71 gm). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5. Uninscribed issue, Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Head of lion right, mouth open, mane bristling, radiate globule above eye / Bipartite

33005 BABYLONIA. Alexandrine Empire. Ca. 328-311 BC. AV double-daric (19mm, 16.62 gm, 12h). NGC VEF* 5/5 - 4/5. Time of Stamenes to Seleucus. Persian king or hero, wearing cidaris and candys with row of jewels on hem, quiver over left shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, transverse spear in right hand, bow forward in left; no control marks / Wavy-patterned punch in incuse circle. Unpublished without con- trol marks, but reverse die style similar to Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XX (10 January 2017), lot 377. Perfectly centered with honest wear and great eye appeal.

Ex Nomisma Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 114, 13 May 2020), lot 435 Starting Bid: $4,000

Sheedy Plate Coin; Paros Hoard of 1937

33006 CYCLADIC ISLANDS. Paros. Ca. 500-497/5 BC. AR drachm (17mm, 5.88 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Goat kneeling right on ground line / Quadripartite incuse square. P. Lederer, Neue Beitrage zur antiken Miinzkunde, SNR 30, 1943, 29 (this coin). Sheedy 72 (this coin). HGC 6, 653. Handsome, artistic goat, framed by lovely cabinet toning.

Ex collections of Baron L. Thyssen-Bornemisza and T: S. Kaplan (Nomos AG, Auction 19, 17 November 2019), lot 120; NGSA IX (14 December 2015), lot 54; R. Wehrli Collection, private purchase from Frauenfeld, acquired prior to 1940; Paros Hoard of 1937 (IGCH 13)

Starting Bid: $10,000

oblong punch with irregular interior surfaces. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013. Carefully detailed lion on pale, matte flan.

Lydia was the first kingdom of the ancient world to make widespread use of the newly invented medium of coinage. Previously, city-states along the Anatolian coast had experimented with pre-weighing nuggets of electrum and marking them with various abstract designs. Alyattes, who founded the Lydian Kingdom circa 619 BC, standardized the striking of coins on a wide scale and used as an obverse design an image of the sun (shown as a “radiate globule”) rising over a lion’ head, the symbol of his family, the Mermnadae.

Starting Bid: $2,500

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Choice AU ‘Star’ Croesus Light Stater 33008 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV stater (16mm, 8.05 gm). NGC Choice AUX 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, ‘light’ standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side by side, with irregular interior surfaces. Carradice 8. BMFA 2073. SNG von Aulock 2875. Bright and lustrous with incredible eye appeal.

In numismatic circles, Croesus is most famous for introducing the world’s first bimetallic standard, issuing coins of both gold and silver. Prior to this, coins were produced in electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver. This situation obviously caused a number of problems, most notably because the proportions of gold to silver were inconsistent. In fact, there is strong evidence to suggest that Croesus’ father, Alyattes, ar- tificially manipulated the gold-to-silver ratio in his electrum coins in his favor; the natural occurring electrum in Asia Minor typically has a gold- to-silver ratio of 75%-25%, though his coins were struck with 54% gold and 44% silver.

The eminent scholar of early coinage, John Kroll, argues that the gold standard of Croesus was introduced in several stages, designed at recall- ing as many of the circulating electrum staters as possible. The early elec- trum staters of Asia Minor were typically struck on a weight standard of 14.15 grams. Considering the relative value of gold to silver at the time was 1:13, then one gold stater of the so-called “heavy” series of King Croesus, based on a weight standard of 10.8 grams, would have been equal to the gold and silver content of one electrum stater, which circu- lated at an assumed ratio of 75% gold and 25% silver. Kroll argues that the Lydian government used this heavy standard to recall the old electrum coins and reissue the new heavy standard gold coins at a 1:1 ratio.

Once a sufficient number had been recalled, the Lydian government issued the new light stater, which weighed approximately 8.05 grams. Kroll con- tinues his argument that this new weight standard was designed to recall as many of the remaining electrum coins as possible, as the 8.05 gram standard is based on the actual gold and silver content of early electrum coins (54% gold and 44% silver). In other words, the heavy standard was used to replace electrum staters at their circulating face value and the light standard was used to recall coins at their actual gold and silver value.

The conventional wisdom has always been that the light staters of Croe- sus were much more common than his heavy staters by a factor of three or four. However, in recent years, studies of auction appearances of both types have strongly suggested otherwise. Though the light stater was al- most certainly produced for a longer period than the heavy stater, the sur- vival rate for the former may be significantly less than previously thought. As such, new information and studies about the surviving population of each type lead to the conclusion that the light stater is actually the rarer of the two types.

Starting Bid: $20,000

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Gem Mint State Croesus Light Trite

33009 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV third- stater or trite (12mm, 2.69 gm). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, ‘light’ standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side-by-side, with irregular interior surfaces. Berk 9.6. SNG von Au- lock 8212. Sharply struck and fully lustrous.

Starting Bid: $20,000

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33010 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AR stater or double siglos (19mm, 10.60 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Sardes. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Two square punches of different size, side by side, with irregular interior sur- faces. SNG Kayhan 1018. BMFA 2070. Berk, 100 Greatest Ancient Coins,

9.19. Sharply struck, on thick flan with dark toning. Ptolemaic Fine Style Satrapal

Starting Bid: $2,500 Elephant Tetradrachm

33012 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, as Satrap (323- 305/4 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 17.10 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style, marks. Memphis (and Alexandria?), Attic standard, ca. 317/6 BC. Horned head of deified Alexander III right, wearing elephant headdress, mitra and scaly aegis tied before neck, in high relief and of austere style; dotted border / AAEZANAPOY, Zeus seated left on back- less throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; vertical thunderbolt in left field, HIA monogram below strut, dot- ted border. CPE 33. Svoronos 22. A rare type that is seldom seen on the market. Attractive reddish toning.

Ex Sothebys (26 October 1993), lot 77; Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction XXVII (4 December 1991), lot 85; Christie's (2 May 1985), lot 76 Starting Bid: $8,250

Unpublished Teos Stater

33011 IONIA. Teos. Ca. 470 BC. AR stater (23mm, 11.80 gm). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, marks. T-H-I-O-N (N retrograde), griffin seated right on ground line, jaws open, tongue protruding, left foreleg raised; over an egg and dart frieze, ivy leaf upward to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer -. Extremely rare and possibly unique. Unpublished save for its auction appearances. Beautiful style griffin on ample flan.

Ex collections of Baron L. Thyssen-Bornemisza and T: S. Kaplan (Nomos AG, Auction 19, 17 November 2019), lot 149; NGSA IX (14 December 2015), lot 58; the Exceptional Private Collection (Leu 76, 27 October 1999), lot 176; Monnaies et Médailles 54 (26 October 1978), lot 296 (il- lustrated on the front cover)

Starting Bid: $11,000

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GREEK

33013. PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (27mm, 27.75 gm, 11h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy II, ca. 253/2 BC. Veiled head of deified Arsinoe II right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter surmounted by lotus over left shoulder; © in left field, dotted border / APXINOH2- MIAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, containing pyrami- dal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster hanging from the

rim of each horn; dotted border. CPE 388. Svoronos 460. Struck on matte flan with underlying luster, from fine style dies.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Harlan Berk,

private sale with old dealer tag; Bonhams, Auction 19967 (6 January 2012), lot 1104

Gold mnaieions were first struck under the enlightened Ptolemy IT (282- 246 BC), who built the famous Library of Alexandria and towering Pharos lighthouse. In 279 BC he married his sister, the beautiful and ambitious Arsinoe II, in the manner of the old Egyptian pharaohs. The sibling mar- riage scandalized Greek society, which gave Arsinoe the nickname Phila- delphus, or “brother-lover.” Arsinde embraced the term, making it part of her royal title, and she proudly placed it on her coinage. Arsinoe’s regal profile, veiled and crowned with a jeweled coronet, graces the obverse of most Ptolemaic gold octodrachms. The double-cornucopia on the reverse symbolized both Egypt's abundance and the joint rule of Ptolemy and Ar- sinoe. Gold coins bearing Arsinoe Ss portrait continued to be struck for centuries after her death in ca. 270/68 BC.

Starting Bid: $2,500

Fine Style ‘Star’ Gold Octodrachm

33014 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (26mm, 27.64 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF* 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy II, ca. 251/0 BC. Veiled head of deified Arsinoe I right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter surmounted by lotus over left shoulder; K in left field, dotted border / APXINOH2- MIAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, containing pyrami- dal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster hanging from the rim of each horn; dotted border. CPE 390. Svoronos 475. Struck from dies of fine style on matte flan.

From the James Dines ‘Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Bonhams, Auc- tion 20086 (12 December 2012), lot 1046 Starting Bid: $4,000

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Brilliant Fine Style Ptolemaic Gold Octodrachm

33015 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (26mm, 27.83 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy IV, ca. 219-217 BC. Bust of deified Ptolemy II right, wearing radiate diadem and aegis, ornate trident over left shoulder, the central tine ornamented with lotus finial; dotted border / TTOAEMAIOY-BAXIAEQX, cornuco- pia bound with radiate royal diadem, containing grain ear, pyramidal cake and pomegranate, grape cluster hanging from left side of rim; AI below, dotted border. CPE 888. Svoronos 1117. Sharply struck on flashy surfaces.

Ex Maison Palombo, Auction 14 (21 November 2015), lot 11 Starting Bid: $14,500

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33016 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (27mm, 27.77 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 2/5, scuff, edge damage. Posthumous issue of Alexan- dria, under Ptolemy VI-VIII, after 193/2 BC. Veiled head of deified Ar- sinde II right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter surmounted by lotus over left shoulder; K in left field, dotted border / APXINOHZ-®IAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, con- taining pyramidal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster hanging from the rim of each horn; dotted border. Svoronos 1374. SNG Copenhagen 322. Bold, high-relief dies on bright surfaces.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Bonhams, Auction 22460 (14 September 2015), lot 30; Edward J Waddell, uncertain auction, lot 1 with old auction tag

Starting Bid: $5,000

JUDAEA

33017 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 14.19 gm, 10h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 2 (AD 67/8). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base resting on raised projections; Year 2 above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1358. Exceptionally well-struck, with deep blue and violet toning. Starting Bid: $2,500

GREEK-JUDAEA

33018 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 13.81 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 2 (AD 67/8). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base resting on raised projections; Year 2 above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1358. Nicely struck on lustrous flan with toning throughout.

Starting Bid: $2,500

33019 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 13.76 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 3 (AD 68/9). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base resting on raised projections; Year 3 above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo- Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1361. Bright and reflective surfaces.

Starting Bid: $3,000

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Ex Shoshana Collection

33020 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR sela Unique Irregular Luz

(28mm, 13.97 gm, 1h). NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5. Dated Year 2 (AD 133/134). 33022 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR irregular Simon (Paleo-Hebrew) on two sides, star above facade of the Jerusalem zuz (19mm, 3.34 gm, 7h). NGC Choice XF* 5/5 - 3/5. Undated issue of Temple, the Ark of the Covenant (or showbread table) seen from end in Year 3 (AD 134/5). Simon (Paleo-Hebrew), bunch of grapes in three lobes

center of entrance / Year Two of the Freedom of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), on vine / For the Freedom of Jerusalem (Paleo-Hebrew, inscription re- lulav with etrog at left. Hendin 1388. Nicely struck from high-relief dies. versed), two upright trumpets. Hendin -, cf. 1431. Mildenberg -. Samuels Starting Bid: $2,500 132 (this coin). Fascinating issue overstruck on uncertain host with part of

the undertype visible on the left trumpet.

This is the only known example of either of the dies used to strike this ir- regular coin.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- lection (Heritage Auction 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20456 Starting Bid: $5,000

Ex Shoshana Collection Year 3 Sela

33021 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR sela (28mm, 14.14 gm, 1h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 3/5. Undated issue of Year 3 (AD 134/5). Simon (Paleo-Hebrew) on two sides, star above facade of the Jeru- salem Temple, the Ark of the Covenant (or showbread table) seen from end in center of entrance / For the freedom of Jerusalem (Paleo-Hebrew), lulav with etrog at left. Mildenberg 143, 53.3 (this coin). Hendin 1411. TJC 267 (this coin). AJC II 272, 51 (this coin). Large flan with cabinet toning.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20332; Bromberg I (Superior Galleries, 12 May 1991), lot 103

Starting Bid: $2,500

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JUDAEA-ROMAN PROVINCIAL

Ex Shoshana Collection

Judaean Tetradrachm

33023 JUDAEA. Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Caracalla (AD 198-217). BI tetradrachm (27mm, 11.95 gm, 5h). NGC Choice AU* 5/5 - 4/5. AD 215-217. AVT KAI AN-TWNINOC CE, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, seen from front / AHMAPX E&= YIIATOC A, eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head and tail left, wreath in beak, wings spread; oinochoe between legs. Meshorer -. Prieur 1627 (this coin, only example known to Prieur). Numismatic Chronicle 1991, p. 18 and pl. 3, 43). Sofaer pl. 76, 80. An extraordinary example of this rare series, struck on an exceptional flan and possessing complete legends with nearly full beading on both sides.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20552 Starting Bid: $5,000

ROMAN PROVINCIAL

33024 GAUL. Lugdunum (Copia). Octavian, as Imperator (43-27 BC), and Divus Julius Caesar. AE dupondius (32mm, 16.27 gm, 3h). NGC XFx 5/5 - 4/5. Ca. 36 BC. IMPeCAESAReDIVI*F*DIVI*IVLIe, adduced laureate head of Divus Julius Caesar (on left), and bare head of Octavian (on right); upright palm between / COPIA, prow of ship right, decorated with eye and dolphin right; globe on left and meta on right above. RPC 515. Giard 7. Brown-green surfaces with sandy highlights. Exceptionally well-struck for issue.

Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2019 (15 November 2019), lot 342 Starting Bid: $2,500

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Ex Shoshana Collection Bithynian

Judaea Capta Issue

33025 KOINON OF BITHYNIA. Asia Minor. Titus, as Caesar (79- 81 AD). AE (29mm, 13.95 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. M. Maecius Rufus, proconsul of Bithynia under Vespasian. AYTOKPA TITOX KATZAP ZEBA® YIOX, laureate head of Titus nght / ETI M MAIKIOY POY®OY AN@®@YITIATOY (in the proconsulship of M. Mae- cius Rufus); palm tree; cuirass, two spears, and helmet to left, two spears and shield to right. Hendin 1575. RIC II 604. RPC II 612. Waddington Rec. Gen. pl. XXXV,10. Samuels 139 (this coin). Very rare, particularly in this state of preservation. Natural green-red patina.

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20539

This provincial Roman coin, attributed to the Koinon of Bithynia, is clear- ly related to the Jewish War. RPC II p. 97 notes that this coin has “... significance beyond Bithynia: the palm tree with obverse of Titus is a clear

allusion to Titus’ participation in the defeat of Judaea...”’. Starting Bid: $7,500

PLATINUM NIGHT

ROMAN REPUBLIC

33026 Julius Caesar, as Dictator (49-44 BC). AV aureus (20mm, 7.97 gm, 11h). NGC XF 3/5 - 4/5. Rome, 46 BC, Aulus Hirtius, praetor. CeCAESAR-COS°TER, veiled female head (Vesta or Pietas?) right, with features of Julius Caesar / AeHIRTITVSeP R, lituus, oenochoe, and securis, all turned left (emblems of the augurate and pontificate). Crawford 466/1. Sydenham 1017-1018. Hirtia 1 and Julia 22. Calico 37c. Bright surfaces, mottled toning on reverse.

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

Starting Bid: $2,500

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ROMAN REPUBLIC

Cabinet Toned Julius Caesar Portrait

33027 Divus Julius Caesar (49-44 BC). AR denarius (18mm, 3.87 gm, 8h). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5. Posthumous issue of Rome, April 44 BC, C. Cossutius Maridianus, moneyer. PARENS PATRIAE-CAESAR, veiled and wreathed head of Julius Caesar right; apex behind, lituus right before / CeCOSSVTIVS MARID-IANVS arranged in form of a cross; A-A-A-F*F in the angles. Crawford 480/19. Sydenham 1069. Excellent strike, with handsome portrait on deeply toned surfaces.

Starting Bid: $2,500

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PLATINUM NIGHT

The Legendary Lovers - Cleopatra and Antony

33028 Mare Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt, rulers of the East (37-30 BC). AR denarius (20mm, 3.89 gm, 12h). NGC Choice VF 3/5 - 4/5. Alexandria, 34-32 BC. ANTONI*ARMENIA*DEVICTA, bare head of Marc Antony right; Armenian tiara behind / CLEOPATRA- REGINAE*REGVMeFILIORVM*REGVMe, diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right, seen from front; stem of galley prow below. Crawford 543/1. Sydenham 1210. Antonia 95. Bright silver flan with areas of deep toning.

From the Bacchus Collection

The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC and succeeded her father Ptolemy XII Auletes in 51 BC. She soon faced a suc- cession crisis: Her weak-willed younger brother and co-ruler, Ptolemy XII, was dominated by a circle of courtiers who feared Cleopatra’s keen intellect and resolute will. Consequently, they ousted and exiled her in 48 BC, shortly before the Roman general Pompey the Great arrived in Alexandria fresh from his defeat by Julius Caesar at the battle of Phar- salus. Ptolemy ordered Pompey’ murder, but this only outraged Caesar, who showed up days later and occupied the royal palace. Cleopatra had herself wrapped in a carpet and smuggled into Caesar’s presence for a meeting. This display of spunk by the nubile 20-year-old enchanted the dictator. The two likely became lovers that night, and Caesar’s bitter Alexandrine War, which ended in the defeat and death of Ptolemy XIII, was fought on her behalf. Caesar tarried a while longer in Egypt while Cleopatra conceived and bore him a son. Caesar returned to Rome in 47 BC and summoned Cleopatra to join him the following year. She was thus in Rome when Caesar was murdered on March 15, 44 BC. Returning to Alexandria, she was summoned to meet the Triumvir Marc Antony at Tar- sus in 41 BC. Once again, a powerful Roman succumbed to Cleopatra’ charms, and within a year she had borne Antony twins, a boy and a girl. In 37 BC, Cleopatra provided money and supplies in support of Antony s abortive invasion of Parthia and a punitive raid on Armenia the follow- ing year. Antony ’s adoption of “barbaric” Egyptian customs, his increas- ing dependence on Cleopatra and his promise to bestow most of Rome’ eastern possessions upon her and her children led his partner in power, Octavian, to declare war in 32 BC. Antony fought a lethargic campaign and suffered a heavy naval defeat at Actium in September, 31 BC, after which he and Cleopatra fled to Egypt. On Octavian ’s approach in 30 BC, Antony committed suicide and Cleopatra followed suit days later, utilizing the poisonous bite of the sacred asp.

Starting Bid: $5,000

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ROMAN IMPERIAL

ROMAN IMPERIAL

33029 Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AV aureus (18mm, 7.87 gm, 8h). NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5. Lugdunum, 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS-DIVI*F, bare head of Augustus right / IMPeX, bull charging left, head lowered, right foreleg raised, lashing his tail. RIC I 168. Calico 214. Excellent centering on both sides of slightly tight flan.

Augustus’ large ‘bull coinage’ stuck at the Gallic mint of Lugdunum came at a time of aggressive expansion for the regime. The bull is a visual ref- erence to the city of Thurium in Lucania, to which Octavian s household had a strong connection. While serving as Praetor, the father of Octavian, Gaius Octavius, led Roman forces to victory over a band of rebel slaves near Thurium in 60 BC. Probably in commemoration of this Victory, Oc- tavius bestowed on his then three-year-old son the cognomen Thurinus. Octavius died the following year and young Octavian soon dropped Thu- rinus from his name completely, but after his rise to power he recalled the familial connection by using a charging bull (the type used by Thurium in its Greek coinage of previous centuries) in its imagery.

Starting Bid: $2,500

Lustrous Hadrian Securitas Gold Aureus

33030 Hadrian (AD 117-138). AV aureus (21mm, 7.11 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, light scratches. Rome, AD 136. HADRIAN- VS-AVG COS HI P P, bare head of Hadrian right / SECVRI-TAS AVG, Securitas, bare to waist, seated left on throne with cornucopias as arms, resting head on left hand, left arm resting on back of throne, right arm around arm of throne. RIC II 273. RIC II.3 2233 (same dies as illustra- tion). Calicé 1377 (same rev. die as illustration). Bright and lustrous, with detailed portrait and interesting reverse die composition.

Ex Provence Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 114, 13 May 2020), lot 880 Starting Bid: $8,500

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PLATINUM NIGHT

Victory

33031 Marcus Aurelius, as Augustus (AD 161-180). AV aureus (21mm, 7.34 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Rome, AD 166- 167. MANTONINVS AVG-ARM PARTH MAX, laureate, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius right, seen from behind / TR P XXI IMP III COS III, Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm cradled in left arm. RIC III 172. Calicé 1996. Struck from fine style, high-relief dies on shimmering flan.

Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2018 (16 November 2018), lot 128; Col- lection Imagines Imperatorvm (08 December 2012), Lot 118

The ‘Victory’ celebrated on this aureus, over the Parthians in a long and difficult war AD 161-163, ended up being a Pyrrhic one for the Romans, as the returning Legions brought with them a virulent plague which quick- ly spread through most of the Roman Empire and devastated its popula- tion. The “Antonine Plague,” also called the “Plague of Galen” after the famous physician who strove mightily against it, is now thought to have been smallpox or possibly measles. Europeans seemingly had no exposure to the illness before and died in enormous numbers. While not as devastat- ing as the later Plague of Justinian or the Black Death of the 14th century, it seems to have severely depopulated vast regions and helped bring about the economic stagnation and external invasion that eventually brought down the Western Roman Empire.

Reserve: $20,000

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ROMAN IMPERIAL

Jugate Dynastic Severan Aureus

33032 Septimius Severus (AD 193-211), with Caracalla. AV aureus (20mm, 7.24 gm, 5h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5. Rome, AD 202-210. IMPPeINVICTI*PII*AVGG, laureate, draped, jugate busts right of Sep- timius Severus (on left, seen from behind) and Caracalla (on right, seen from front) / VICTORIA-PARTHICA MAXIMA, Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, cradling palm in left arm. RIC IV.I 311 var. (draped and cuirassed). Calicé 2597c (this coin illustrated). BMCRE 266 var. (same). Biaggi 1127 var. (same). Excellent centering, with two hand- some portraits.

Ex Provence Collection (Triton XXIII, 14 January 2020), lot 790; Marc Melcher Collection (Triton VI, 14 January 2003), lot 931

Hill suggests this issue was struck to mark the dedication of the Arch of Septimius Severus built the previous year for his victories over the Parthians.

Starting Bid: $18,500

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PLATINUM NIGHT

33033 Severus Alexander (AD 222-235). AV aureus (21mm, 6.29 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, light scuff. Rome, AD 225. IMP C M AVR SEV-ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander right, seen from behind / P M TR P IIII-COS P P, emperor standing facing in military

dress, head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left. RIC IV.II 46. Calico 3102. Lustrous flan with areas of toning. Starting Bid: $2,500

Fine Style Gordian | Africanus Denarius

33034 Gordian I Africanus (March-April AD 238). AR denarius (21mm, 2.86 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Rome. IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I right, seen from behind / P M T-R P COS P P, Gordian I, togate, standing fac- ing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse short scepter in left. RIC IV.II 1. Struck from fine style dies on matte silver flan.

Gordian I and his son Gordian II share the dubious distinction of having the shortest reigns of any “legitimate’’ Roman emperors. Born in AD 159 during an era of peace and stability, Marcus Antonius