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Moneyer M. Volteius M.f., 78/75 BCE
AR denarius, 18 mm, 3.91 gm, 6h
Obv: Head of Bacchus or Liber right, wearing ivy wreath
Rev: Ceres standing in biga of snakes right, lit torch in each hand; crescent upward behind; in exergue, M•VOLTEI•M•F•
Ref: Crawford 385/3; Sydenham 776; Volteia 3.
Removed from slab, NGC Choice VF 5/5 - ⅘
Ex Phil Peck (“Morris Collection”)
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AR siglos, 17 mm, 5.0 gm
Obv: Heifer standing left on dolphin swimming to left
Rev: Incuse mill-sail pattern
Ref: SNG BM Black Sea 21
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circa 375-300 BCE
AR stater, 22 mm, 8.55 g, 1h
Obv: Pegasus flying left; qoppa below
Rev: helmeted head of Athena left; A-P flanking neck truncation; to right, chimaera rampant left
Ref: Ravel 1010; Pegasi 428; BCD Corinth 102; HGC 4, 1848
ex CNG Inventory 828126 (November, 2008)
ex Gorny & Mosch 170 (13 October 2008), lot 1381
ex Giessener Münzhandlung 21 (22 March 1982), lot 37
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Athens 164/5 BC
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Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman orichalcum sestertius, 29.89 g, 31.0 mm, 6 h.
Rome, August, AD 156-157.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: AVGVSTI PII FIL S C, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Refs: RIC 1371; BMCRE 2200-01; Cohen 25; RCV 4711; Strack 1332.
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