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AUCTION 94 NOW CLOSED

(April 1-18 2017)

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1. Samaria, obol struck ca. 350-360 B. C. E. (MQ 162) 0.67 g.

 Start: $450 Estimate: $600-700   Final: $2,100 (3 bids: 1,750 - 2,000 - 2,500)

An excellent example on both sides for this rare coin type.

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2. Herod the Great, half prutah struck ca. 13 B. C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1190) 0.99 g.

 Start: $500 Estimate: $700-750   Final: $1,890 (5 bids: 550 - 1,100 - 1,750 - 1,800 - 2,000)

A superb specimen with an almost complete inscription on obverse and a complete, well detailed and perfectly centered eagle on reverse. The tiny, rounded line under the letters 'ACI' is not visible on the other coins from the same die, but it is probably a die break.

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3. Pontius Pilate, prutah struck year 30-31 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1342d) 2.07 g.

 Start: $325 Estimate: $400-450   Final: $551 (4 bids:455 - 500 - 525 - 630)

A nice entirely retrograde issue with a perfect lituus on obverse and a clear barbarous date 'SI' (instead of 'LIZ") with a wreath turning leftward on reverse.

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4. Herod Agrippa I, AE 15 mm struck year 40-41 C. E. in Caesarea Paneas (Hendin 1243) 3.04 g.

 Start: $4,500 Estimate: $6,000-8,000  Final: Unsold

Agrippa II (49-94 C. E.) never portrayed himself on his own coins, but his father Agrippa I did. This extremely rare coin type shows Agrippa II as he was 12 y. o. Only 20 examples are known for the type, with a very degraded portrait on most of them*.

* www.menorahcoinproject.org/ag1-08.htm

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5. Antonius Felix, hybrid prutah struck year 54 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1347 & 1348) 2.37 g.

 Start: $2,500 Estimate: $3,000-3,200   Final: Unsold

A unique and important hybrid of Antonius Felix. An hybrid is a coin that has been struck by a pair of dies from 2 different coin types. Here, Hendin 1347 (at right) and 1348 (at left). 9 hybrids are listed for Pontius Pilate*, 2 or 3 for Valerius Gratus, but it is the first time an hybrid of Antonius Felix is found.

* www.menorahcoinproject.org/pil-04.htm

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6. Judaea Capta, denarius struck year 72-73 C. E. in Antioch (Hendin 1491) 2.92 g.

 Start: $900 Estimate: $1,500-2,000   Final: Unsold

A nice example for this scarce Judaea Capta denarius struck in Antioch on the same year as the fall of Masada. Some porosity, partially cleaned.

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7. Bar Kochba, small bronze struck year 132-133 C. E. in Jerusalem (Hendin 1380c) 6.72 g.

 Start: $750 Estimate: $1,000-1,200  Final: Unsold

A beautiful specimen of the first year of the revolt, Better than the GBC plate coin (same pair of dies).

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8. Bar Kochba, small bronze struck year 133-134 C. E.  in Jerusalem (Hendin 1410) 4.34 g.

 Start: $750 Estimate: $1,000-1,200  Final: Unsold

Another small bronze of exceptional quality, struck on the 2nd year of the revolt, Better than the GBC plate coin, and same pair of dies.

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9. City of Gaba, AE 29 mm struck year 116-117 C. E. under Hadrian (Ros. 9) 8.65 g.

 Start: $500 Estimate: $600-700  Final: Unsold

A well struck and nicely centered coin, more detailed than usual on both sides.

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10. Nysa-Scythopolis (Decapolis), AE 22mm struck 138-161 C. E. under Antonius Pius (Meshorer 105 - Spij. 5) 11.12 g.

 Start: $500 Estimate: $600-700  Final: Unsold

A scarce coin type in a better condition than usual.

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11. City of Dium, AE 23mm struck year 207-208 C. E. under Geta (Ros. 7 - Spij. 8) 9.98 g.

 Start: $225 Estimate: $300-400  Final: Unsold

A nice example for this relatively common coin type.

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