E-Auction 37

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    E37, Lot 1:

    George V. 1910-1936. AV sovereign. 7.99 gm. 22 mm. Perth mint. 1922 P. S. 4001. Uncirculated.

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    E37, Lot 6:

    UNITED STATES. AV dollar. 1.66 gm. 15 mm. Indian Princess Head, small head. 1854. Very Fine; light scratches.

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    E37, Lot 7:

    UNITED STATES. AV three dollars. 4.97 gm. 20 mm. 1868. Extremely Fine; iridescence.

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    E37, Lot 8:

    UNITED STATES. AV half eagle. 8.31 gm. 22 mm. Liberty Head. 1892 CC. Extremely Fine.

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    E37, Lot 9:

    UNITED STATES. AV half eagle. 8.36 gm. 22 mm. Indian Head. 1914 D. Lustrous Extremely Fine+; slight marks.

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    The Brettii
    E37, Lot 18:

    BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Circa 214-211 B.C. Æ half unit (triobol). 2.99 gm. 17 mm. Head of Nike facing left, wearing stephanos; [NIKA] to left; grain ear to right behind neck / Zeus standing right, wielding thunderbolt and holding scepter; BPETTIΩΝ to left, cornucopia to right, star below. Scheu, Bronze 27. HN Italy 1982. SNG ANS 60. Very Fine; attractive light green patina. (Cf. lots 16 and 18.)

    Ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 6 (22 February 2014) lot 12.

    The Brettii appear to have originated from a group of runaway slaves and fugitives from Greek cities in the north who took refuge in the rugged mountainous regions of southern Italy, eventually gaining power over most of Italy south of the river Laos. As Roman authority expanded the Brettii formed alliances with their neighbors, but were ultimately defeated. Subsequently attracted by Hannibal's early successes against Rome, they allied themselves with him and Carthage, turning all of Bruttium into a Punic fortress during the Second Punic War. During this time the entire series of Brettian coinage was struck (cf. lots 17-19). The Brettii were again on the losing side, and after Hannibal's defeat the Romans subjugated Bruttium through annual military deployments and the establishment of colonies, and denied them the usual rights granted to Roman citizens throughout the empire.

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    E37, Lot 55:

    In the name of Drusus Julius Caesar, son of Tiberius. Tiberius & Germanicus Gemellus. A.D. 19-37/8 and 19-23/4, respectively. Æ sestertius. 26.27 gm. 34 mm. Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, A.D. 22-23. Confronting heads of Drusus's twin sons on crossed cornucopiae, winged caduceus between / DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVG F DIVI AVG N PONT TR POT II around large S C. RIC I 42 (Tiberius). Near Very Fine; glossy dark green patina; minor scattered roughness; scattered breaks in the patina mostly on the edges with corrosion; a bit of verdigris on the reverse at 12'; collector's number "28" written in ink on reverse. Rare.

    This collection of early Roman Imperial bronze was formed by an American collector in the Midwest, buying coins in the 1950's from major London coin houses. He affixed collector 'H' numbers written in ink on lacquer on many of the coins. We have correspondence dated in 1950 and 1951 with Leonard Forrer at Spink & Son, Ltd. and William French at Glendining & Co. Ltd. in London, as well as Earle K. Stanton in Los Angeles, Paul S. Seitz in Pennsylvania, and Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts in New York City.

    Rare, with a fascinating but tragic story. The 'Tiberian dynasty' collapsed within months. Both Drusus and his son Germanicus Gemellus (the boy on the right cornucopia) died in A.D. 23. Drusus' wife Livilla became involved with Tiberius' prefect Sejanus, who induced her to poison her husband. She died shamefully in the aftermath of Sejanus's downfall in A.D. 31. The second grandson, Tiberius Gemellus, named co-heir of Tiberius with Caligula, was sidelined after Tiberius' death and then executed by Caligula, who would not tolerate a second heir to the throne.

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