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Sat, May 14, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 188

3 Ancient Coins - Greek, Roman, Byzantine

Estimate: $300 - $600

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Group of three ancient coins. One Ptolemaic Egypt silver tetradrachm, attributed to the reign of Ptolemy XV (Caesarion, son of the famous Cleopatra VII and ruler in name only). Obverse shows the head of Ptolemy I Soter, the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt and a Companion of Alexander the Great. The obverse shows the Ptolemaic Eagle, regnal year (L Th) and mint marks (PA - Paphos), and the inscription "PTOLEMAIOU BASILEOS" (Of King Ptolemy). Grade is about F / VF. One Ancient Roman silver denarius, minted by Lucius Rustius in about 76 B.C. Obverse shows the head of Minerva with a star and partial "SC" inscription (Senatus Consultum). and the reverse a ram with the inscription "RVSTI" (Of Rustius). Dated to the Roman Republic. Grade: about F / VF. One Byzantine copper follis, ca. AD 800. Cruciform pattern visible on one side, Holed. From the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire (Byzantium). Grade: AG. Condition as noted. Keywords: Mediterranean, Hellenistic, Egyptian, Constantinople, antiquity, precious