E-Auction 35

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Closing June 10, 2020

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    E35, Lot 6:

    UNITED STATES. AV quarter eagle. 4.17 gm. 18 mm. Liberty head. 1861. New reverse. Extremely Fine; fresh and pleasing.

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    E35, Lot 8:

    UNITED STATES. AV half eagle. 8.34 gm. 22 mm. Indian head. 1910. Good Very Fine; pleasing red-gold tone.

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    E35, Lot 10:

    UNITED STATES. AV eagle. 16.73 gm. 27 mm. Liberty head. 1893. Motto above eagle. Uncirculated; lustrous; light marks in field.

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    E35, Lot 24:

    KINGS OF THRACE. Celtic. Kabyle. Kavaros. Circa 230-218 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 16.23 gm. 26 mm. In the name and types of Alexander III the Great of Macedon. Kabyle mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; Artemis Phosphoros standing facing in left field. Draganov 881 (O5/R18). Price 882. Peykov F2010. HGC 3.2, 1355. Extremely Fine; obverse struck from worn die as is typical; lightly toned, with touch of aqua blue iridescence; particularly choice and crisply struck reverse. Rare.

    In 279 B.C. the Celtic Gauls swept down into Thrace and Asia Minor defeating the Greek armies trying to stop them. They occupied Thrace for the next five decades, ruling with a succession of kings. The Gallic chieftain Kavaros was the only Gallic king of Thrace to strike coinage in his own name. He used the types of Alexander the Great tetradrachms. He was the last ruler of the Galatian kingdom of Tylis in eastern Thrace, where he industriously extorted the surrounding Greek cities. He is known for helping negotiate peace in 220 B.C. between Byzantion, Rhodes, and Bithynia. His capital was Kabyle, and all his coins portray Artemis Phosphoros its badge, confirming they were all minted there. The obverse die for this issue was also used for earlier tetradrachms with reverses naming Kavaros in place of Alexander. His rule was ended when he was killed during a Thracian revolt against the Gauls around 218 B.C.

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    Probably countermarked in Britain

    E35, Lot 50:

    Claudius. A.D. 41-54. Æ sestertius. 27.17 gm. 35 mm. Rome mint. Struck A.D. 42-43. Countermark PROB within rectangular incuse, most likely applied at a military center in Britain (see note below). His laureate head right; TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP; PROB(atvm) in rectangular countermark / Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt; SPES AVGVSTA S C. RIC I 115. For c/m Pangeri 23. Spink 470C (Coins of England and the United Kingdom, listed under Roman Britain (750 pounds in VF). Host coin Very Fine, well centered and well struck on a large flan; bold portrait and clear legends; green patina. Countermark carefully positioned in field before the imperial portrait and sharply struck, creating slight bend in flan. Historic and Extremely rare.

    This piece came to us from an American collection compiled in the 1930's, collector envelope included.

    The emperor Claudius in A.D. 43 led the invasion of Britain, beginning the Roman occupation of the island that lasted until the fifth century. R. F. Kenyon, in his article "The Countermark PROB on coins of Claudius I from Britain" printed in The Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 148 (London: The Royal Numismatic Society, 1988), citing research by D. W. MacDowall and his own extensive study, concludes that most probably sestertii of Claudius such as this example were sent to Britain from the mint of Rome and countermarked PROB at a military center in Britain. The countermarks were always carefully struck, always in the right obverse field and never overlapping the imperial portrait.

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