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21-04-2014 – 01-01-1970

Numismatic Sale #8

Selection of ancient coins and Pre-Columbia antiquities

Agora Auction’s Numismatic Sale #8 is now live and closes Tuesday, April 22, 2014 starting at 12:00 noon EST with lots closing every 30 seconds.

46: Parthian Kingdom. Artabanos III. AR drachm, ca. A.D. 80-90, Ecbatana. Sellwood 63.6 (Artabanos II); Shore 341 (Artabanos II). VF. Estimate: $175.

This sale includes a nice selection of Eastern rarities which include two very rare Parthian bronze coins, a few high grade Arab-Sasanian and several Islamic rarities. We also have a nice selection of Judean prutah, …

3: Calabria, Tarentum. AR nomos, ca. 272-240 B.C. Vlasto 852; HN Italy 1028. aVF. Estimate: $300.

… a nice Calabrian nomos from the Colin Pitchfork collection, …

78: Pisidia, Cremna. Septimius Severus. A.D. 193-211. Bronze medallion. Ex Boston MFA (number 62.244). SNG BN 1491. Fine. Estimate: $500.

… a rare Roman Provincial medallion of Septimius Severus which is Ex-Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a few scarcer emperors, including: Quietus, Nigrinian, Magnus Maximus and Johannes, a small run of Constantine era barbarous imitations. There is an excellent Carthaginian stater, high grade Alexander III tetradrachms, and a superb Ptolemy tetradrachm.

265: A marvelous Lambayeque (Sican) Dragon bottle from Peru, ca. 700-1300 AD. This exceptional example is 8″ high and features four panels depicting a shaman performing a rain ceremony. Ex Gallatin estate. Value range $450-$650.

And, once again, we are offering a nice selection of ancient Pre-Columbia, Egyptian and Roman antiquities including several group lots. There is certainly something for every collector in this sale.

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